Important Firearms Auction
Totals Over $1.4 Million!

Auction: March 11 & 12, 2002

Preview: March 11 & 12, 2002

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HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1816 CONVERSION MUSKET. CAL. 69. Standard 1816 Model musket with the makers’ name and the date 1837 vertically behind the hammer with a small eagle over “US” in front of the hammer on the lock plate, 42″ bbl with top bayonet lug and front sight on the rear strap of the split front band. Iron mounted with three bands and a tulip head ramrod. The left flat has the inspector’s initials “JAS”. The conversion was accomplished by mounting the nipple at the breech end of the bbl and filling the flash pan cut-out with brass. CONDITION: Fine. The iron retains a dark smoky patina with light pitting around the nipple area. The wood is sound and clean with good lines, a hairline by the rear lock plate screw and retains a fine hand-rubbed patina. The nipple is broken away. 4-44772 JL274 (800-1,500)

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501

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. CAL. 54. Appears to be an Indian used rifle as there is evidence of two rows of tack holes around the patch box. The rifle has a 33″ bbl with fixed sights and brass furniture. The lock plate has the makers’ name and the date 1850 vertically behind the hammer. The bore appears to have been reamed out smooth and the sling swivels are missing. CONDITION: About good. The bbl has been cold blued with some artificial aging and scattered light surface rust. The brass is polished to a bright yellow. The wood is sound with the aforementioned tack holes and several gouges and large dings on the buttstock. The forestock, between the trigger guard and first band, has severe saddle wear having worn completely through into the ramrod channel. There is a replaced chip at the toe and a few small splinters missing from the upper ramrod channel with a chip missing behind the nipple. Good mechanics. 4-45170 JL269 (1,500-2,000)

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502

REMINGTON MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. CAL. 54. Brass mounted rifle with 33″ bbl. Fixed sights, brass patch box, Remington marked lock dated 1849 with tulip head brass tip ramrod. CONDITION: Good. The metal retains a medium mottled brown patina with vice and wrench marks at the breech end of the bbl. The brass is polished to a bright yellow and the wood refinished. There is an extra hole in the wood back of the top tang with burn-out behind the nipple. 4-45688 Z192 (1,250-1,750)

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503

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 MUSKET. No SN. CAL 58. 40″ bbl. CONDITION: Heavily rusted and deeply pitted except for replacement ramrod. The stock is sound, but has some scorching damage, mostly on the left side. The bolster is battered from lack of nipple. The lock works. 9-75993 (800-1,000)

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504

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH BAYONET. SN 294956. CAL. 45-70. 32-5/8″ bbl. “SWP 1883” cartouche on the left side of the stock. 1889 sight installed on bbl but 1873 bbl bands remain. CONDITION: 90% blue on lock plate, other parts are a mixture of orig. blue and cold blue, with some light surface rust. The wood has normal dents and scratches with one large gouge on the left side of the stock. The bore, action and bayonet are fine. 4-43776 FS173 (400-800)

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505

U.S. MODEL 1803 U.S. FLINTLOCK RIFLE CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. Dated 1814, when production resumed from the earliest production for the War of 1812. Later type 36″ bbl, .CAL. 54, half stock percussion military rifle manufactured at the Harpers Ferry Arsenal. Walnut half stock with brass furniture and 2-pc brass patch box. Lock plate is stamped “Harpers/ Ferry/1814″ with early rear Type I teat on tail of the lock. The left bbl flat has several stampings which are worth some additional research and may identify an owner as follows: “CONd”, “G. HAY” along with an anadditional mark appearing to be 1st B 4th D. Civilian type drum and nipple conversion to percussion. CONDITION: Very good. All metal surfaces are dark and uncleaned with medium to heavy pitting near breech of bbl. Markings are generally clear. Brass furniture is uncleaned and retains a pleasing medium patina. Stock is fine and with cartouche. 4-45418 CW (1,800-2,200)

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506

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1803 RIFLE. CAL. .54. 2nd production with desirable “Type 1” short bbl configuration. 33-1/8” part oct. bbl. Although the lock is dated 1815 and the eagle has the late “US” in shield over the eagle. Provenance de-accessioned from the Princeton University Museum via Dr. Donald Baird, former curator, donated by Col. Wm. Libbey, Class of 1877 Marksman and 15th President of National Rifle Assoc. CONDITION: The metal has been cleaned and polished sometime in the past, the brass is now toning, with the iron having scattered surface rust and pitting. The ramrod is possibly a replacement and a crack in the stock-flat. The bore is dark but has strong rifling, action is fine. 4-44787 X5 (6,000-9,000)

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507

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MUSKET. CAL. 69. Usual configuration with 42″ bbl. Iron mounted with 3 bbl bands and tulip head iron ramrod. The lock plate is dated 1845 with unit markings on the top tang and buttplate. CONDITION: Good. Mottled dark brown patina over all the metal surfaces. Sound wood with most of a recent refinish. Good mechanics. 4-45686 Z196 (800-1,200)

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508

1816 MUSKET WITH REMINGTON CONVERSION. CAL. 69. This musket has a 41-1/2″ bbl including the breech plug, early split front bbl band with sight on the front strap and the bayonet lug is on the top of the bbl. It has the 800yd. long range sight and the lock plate marking of Remington dated “1858” with the Maynard tape primer and the breech plug is dated “1857”. The metal is cleaned to white. Usual walnut stock with oval cartouche on the left side flat opposite the lock and another oval cartouche with unit numbers on the comb above the buttplate tang. CONDITION: Cleaned as noted, with heavy pitting around the nipple area and up the bbl. The lock plate and hammer retain most of a plum-brown patina. The wood is sound with usual handling and use, nicks and dings and a fine hand-rubbed patina. The trigger guard swivel is cracked. The nipple and clean out screws are replacements. 4-45689 Z191 (1,250-1,750)

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509

ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET DATED 1856. CAL. 58. Unmarked Enfield style percussion musket with a 39″ bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 800 meter military sight. The lock plate has only the markings of a crown over “VR” and the date “1856”. The right side of the buttstock carries a cartouche of a circle with a broad arrow and the date “1856”. Three bbl bands with sling swivels and slotted head ramrod. The upper bbl band and sling loop, as well as the sling loop on the trigger and the ramrod, appear to be recent replacements. CONDITION: Fine. The bbl retains a smooth gray-brown patina with heavy pitting over the breech end. The wood is sound and retains most of a light refinish, worn and damaged nipple. 4-45296 JL273 (1,000-1,500)

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510

MODEL 1817 U.S. FLINTLOCK “COMMON” RIFLE CONTRACT BY JOHNSON. This specimen dated 1823 is the standard “Common Rifle” contract flintlock rifle dated 1823 (last year of production for R. Johnson, total of 5,000 made). CAL. 54 with full-stock rifle with round bbl and three bbl bands. Oval iron patch box, trigger guard, buttplate and furniture. Lock is dated 1823 and marked “R. Johnson” (in arch) with eagle stamp and “Middltn/Conn” below. CONDITION: Excellent. All metal parts are a light gray patina, all markings sharp, bore excellent. The top of the bbl and tang stamped “1812″. Stock is excellent with minor losses to the toe of the stock and few scrapes, bumps and grinds here and there. A very nice condition example of this U.S. rifle in orig. flintlock condition. 4-45427 (3,500-3,800)

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511

FINE JOHNSON MODEL 1817 RIFLE. CAL. 54. 35-7/8” bbl. Has “V.T” marked on top of bbl in front of “US” / P / “JN”. The lock has standard markings and both lock and bbl are dated 1824. NSN PROVENANCE: Originally purchased from Clayton Kelley of Pittsford, VT 1969. CONDITION: The bbl and patch box cover retain about 75% of their orig. brown, orig. bright bbl bands. The lock plate is gray with traces of case hardening pattern. The trigger guard and buttplate retains some orig. brown mixed with light surface rust and pitting. The brass tip ramrod is also bright. The stock, which has a slightly fancy tiger stripe at the wrist, has a clear “JW” cartouche on the left side. There is a vise mark at the rear of the bbl, but the lock appears to be orig. flint. The bore is dark, action is fine. 4-44788 (8,000-10,000)

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512

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. CAL: 69. 42-1/2” bbl. The lock plate is marked with “SPRINGFIELD” in a downward curing arch behind the hammer and with an eagle over “US” in front. The bbl has been slightly shortened and the breech has been bushed or re-converted. The lock appears to have orig. parts. The stock has a slight “flame grain” appearance towards the front. The rear bbl band has brazed repair. NSN CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall. The wood has initials scratched on right side and there are several cracks near the butt. Bore is poor, action is good. 4-45101 FS11 (1,500-2,500)

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513

COMPOSITE HARPERS FERRY MUSKET. CAL. 69. 42” bbl, reconverted lock, dated 1837, reconverted “cone in bbl”, bbl dated 1824. Inspector marks on left side of stock visible but not readable. NSN CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall. The stock has many chips, repairs and scratches under the refinish varnish. The lock is good, bore is poor. 4-44773 X4 (800-1,200)

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514

INDIAN USED AND MODIFIED BRITISH FLINTLOCK MUSKET. CAL. about 80. Early British flintlock musket with 46-3/8″ bbl. Brass furniture with a large banana shape lock marked “TOWER” vertically behind the hammer and “GR” in front of the hammer. The trigger guard is plain brass and the sideplate is 6-1/2″ long with three large screws and there is a large acorn shaped thumb plate on the wrist. The buttstock has been modified to flat sides and square edged and inlaid with hundreds of small iron nails in geometric patterns. The wrist is wrapped with crusty, dried leather and the fore stock has nine leather wraps interspersed with patterns of small iron nails. There remains three brass tacks in the rear leather wrappings and evidence that several others were lost during a period of use. This is a wonderful example of Indian adaptation. CONDITION: The exposed bbl and iron all have a very dark patina with fine rust pitting. The wood is very dark, smoked and oil stained. The lock is functional. 4-45105 JL267 (1,500-3,000)

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515

INDIA PATTERN BROWN BESS FLINTLOCK MUSKET. CAL. about 75. Usual configuration with 39-3/16″ bbl, bayonet lug front sight, brass mounted with two ramrod guides and nose pipe containing a button head ramrod. The trigger guard has an acorn finial with brass sideplate and 2-step long buttplate tang. The top tang is wedge shaped with a raised oval surrounding and teardrop side panels on each side. The right side of the buttstock near the buttplate has the broad arrow proof with the date 1808. The left flat has proof marks as does the breech end of the bbl. The lock is marked “TOWER” with a crown over “GR”. CONDITION: Very good. There is a period of use, splice in the stock at the back of the top tang, a small crack in front of the lock plate, another behind the lock plate with a small chip missing. Otherwise the wood is sound with a fine hand-rubbed patina, lighter in the middle. The metal retains a dark brown patina with scattered light surface rust with light pitting around the flash hole. The brass has a light mustard patina. 4-45281 JL261 (2,000-3,500)

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516

THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET WITH BAYONET. NSN CAL. 71. 39″ bbl with Thomas Ketland proof marks. The thumb plate is missing. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall, with moderate to heavy pitting around the touch hole, which has been re-bushed and is now drilled out. Most of the wood at the rear of the lock is missing. The stock has been broken through the wrist, repaired and sanded. There are numerous chips on the forearm. The ramrod is a replacement. The sling swivels are missing. 4-43763 X6 (750-1,000)

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517

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 MUSKET WITH BAYONET. NSN CAL 69. 42″ bbl marked “SPRING/FIELD/1825” at the tail of the lock. No inspector marks are visible on the wood. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting on lock parts. Good re-conversion, using reproduction parts. The wood edges are sharp with minor splits at both ends of the lock plate. 4-43772 X7 (750-1,500)

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518

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK WITH BAYONET AND MARYLAND SURCHARGE. CAL. 69. 44-1/2” bbl, 1800 date on buttplate tang. “MARYLAND” branded into the forearm in large letters. NSN CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall. Excellent re-conversion using old parts. The mainspring has a wedge stiffener. The stock has numerous repaired cracks and chips. The t-slot bayonet has unreadable inspector marks. The bore is poor. The lock is good. 4-43769 FS2 (1,500-3,000)

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519

STARR MODEL 1817 COMMON RIFLE. NSN CAL 58. 36″ bbl dated 1824 on tail of lock and bbl tang. Inspector cartouche on left side of stock visible but not readable. CONDITION: Much orig. brown on the bbl under a light coating of surface rust and pitting. Reconversion with artificial pitting where the nipple was removed from the bbl. The stock has sharp edges and a natural crack on the left side at the buttplate. The bore is dark, but the rifling appears to be sharp. 4-43773 X8 (1,000-1,500)

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520

CHARLESVILLE MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. CAL. 69. 7-3/8” round bbl, missing the belt hook. The ramrod is a replacement. The lock has been reconverted and all iron parts have been re-browned. No Visible SN CONDITION: Retains most of the refinish. 4-45310 X27 (500-800)

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521

MIQUELET BLUNDERBUSS PISTOL. 10” flared muzzle Damascus bbl. The stock is not of North African origin like the other pieces. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light surface rust and pitting. The stock has been broken through the grip and repaired. A hole in the tang has been filled with a lead plug. The bore is unfinished. The lock is functional. 4-44760 X14 (400-600)

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522

COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK PISTOL. CAL. 65. 8” part oct. bbl. The continental lock plate does not fit the in-letting in the side. The British Sea Service hammer has a too long throw for this lock plate. The touch hole does not line up with the pan. The bbl and stock have been shortened and the ramrod replaced. NSN CONDITION: Cleaned and varnished at the time of assembly and has been re-varnished more recently. 4-45066 X26 (200-400)

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523

ASSEMBLED FLINTLOCK PISTOL. CAL: 62. 10-1/8” part oct. bbl with unreadable gold cartouche at rear. The bbl is probably Spanish. The lock is Continental but made for the North African trade. The stock and furniture are North African. NSN CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with spots of light to moderate pitting. The touch hole has been bushed and re-drilled. The trigger guard has been broken and soldered. The stock shows chips and repairs. 4-45065 X23 (300-500)

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524

JOHNSON MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, dated 1844 on the lock. Sharp “JH” and “W.A.T” inspector marks on the left side of the stock. NSN CONDITION: Fine overall with smooth bright finish on the metal. Scattered light surface rust and pitting. The lock plate and tang also are bright, indicating that they have been cleaned. The wood is fine with sharp edges and minor handling marks. The bore is very good but has light pitting. The lock is crisp. 4-45309 FS68 (1,500-2,500)

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525

NORTH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. CAL. 54. Original flintlock with 9-1/16″ bbl, “US” and “P” proofs on bbl with early style lock markings, iron furniture with brass front sight on the bbl band. Left side of grip is professionally engraved with an intertwined “PS”. CONDITION: Good. No orig. finish remains with all metal having light to moderate pitting. Stock is sound with only a small crack in front of lock plate and retains a fine old hand-rubbed patina. Replacement ramrod, sound mechanics. 4-45774 JL157 (1,500-2,500)

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526

BELGIAN FLINTLOCK ARMY PISTOL. CAL. about 70. Original flintlock with 9″ round bbl, 1-pc wood stock with brass furniture and a lanyard loop in butt. Bbl has “ELG” proofs on left side and small initial proofs behind the pan on lock plate. CONDITION: Very good. Metal retains a dark brown patina with the brass being medium mustard color. Stock has a couple of small cracks at foreend tip, otherwise is sound and retains generous amounts of orig. varnish. 4-45702 JL141 (700-1,200)

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527

FLINTLOCK “PIRATE” PISTOL. CAL: 69. 9” round bbl marked only with a crown over “DN” on the lock plate. These pistols were made for African trade and have been imported in large quantities. NSN CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with surface rust and light pitting overall. One large chip missing above the lock plate and a larger one is forming. The lock works fine, bore is lightly pitted. 4-44742 FS55 (200-400)

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527A.

UNMARKED BELGIAN FLINTLOCK ARMY PISTOL. CAL. about 70. Round 9″ bbl, 1-pc wood stock, unmarked lock, brass furniture, oval ball with integral iron lanyard ring. CONDITION: About good. The bbl, a dark brown lacquered finish with light pitting, hairline on the left side of the stock, old refinish with good mechanics. 4-45881 JL484 (300-600)

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528

SMALL FRENCH DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. CAL. about 52. Small deluxe little pistol with 4-9/16″ damascus bbls with damascened engraving over chamber areas and down rib. Front action locks are plain. 1-pc wood stock has nicely engraved brass furniture with fine skip line checkering and a swelled oval butt with brass butt cap. Accompanied by a 3×5 card stating that this pistol was bought in about 1972 from “Dr. Swansey’s Collection” and alleges that it was brought home from W.W.II by a GI and further, that it orig.ly had paperwork indicating that it was captured at Waterloo. CONDITION: Bbls retain 50-60% orig. pattern with traces of orig. blue in rib. Stock has a small crack at the tip and is missing a chip back of the right lock, otherwise is sound and retains most of its orig. varnish. Excellent mechanics. 4-45390 JL159 (750-1,250)

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529

JOHNSON MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, dated 1844 on the lock. Sharp “JH” and “W.A.T” inspector marks on the left side of the stock. NSN CONDITION: Fine overall with smooth bright finish on the metal. Scattered light surface rust and pitting. The lock plate and tang also are bright indicating that they have been cleaned. The wood is fine with sharp edges and minor handling marks. The bore is very good, but has light pitting. The lock is crisp. 4-45308 FS67 (1,500-2,500)

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529A.

EASTERN EUROPEAN ALL METAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. CAL. 64. Fine quality pistol with 10-7/8″ oct. to round bbl having three brass touch marks at the breech end with some worn engraving in the same area. The stock and muzzle are of deep relief cast German silver in a variety of geometric and arabesque patterns incl. flowers and faces with punch dot background. Several of the raised patterns are filled with black enamel. The lock plate is small and dainty with fine brass pan and is lightly engraved with a short teat at the back end. CONDITION: Very good. The bbl appears to have substantially more wear than the stock but there is little doubt that the stock has been on the bbl for many years. The engravings are sharp and clear showing little or no wear. 4-45814 JL479 (400-700)

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529B.

PAIR OF FRENCH OR BELGIAN FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. CAL. 58. Damascus, Queen Anne style 8-1/4″ oct. to round bbls with turned cannon muzzles. The lock plates and gooseneck hammers are nicely engraved and the lock plates have a long teat at the back. The stocks are replacements, 1-pc with carved decorations and poorly cast brass and German silver furniture. The left flat of the bbls have a crown over crossed keys proof. CONDITION: The bbls retain 75-80% of their damascus pattern. Locks are functional and there is a chip of wood missing from beside the top tang on one pistol (included). 4-45820 JL478 (500-1,000)

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529C.

E. NORTH FLINTLOCK PISTOL. CAL. about 64. Fine English pistol with 8″ swamped bbl marked “LONDON” on the top with English proofs on the left. The lock is early style, long and narrow, with a pointed back end and gooseneck hammer marked “E. NORTH”. Fitted with brass furniture, incl. trigger guard, thumb plate, oval butt cap with long langettes and a face cast in the butt. The sideplate is 4-1/2″ long in the exact style of a 2nd Model Brown Bess. The trigger is short, of thin metal with a back curl. CONDITION: Fine. There is a 3″ tapering out to 5″ splice in the forestock, very professionally done. There is a small crack below the lock plate, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. The iron is polished bright and the brass has a nice mellow patina. 4-45783 JL486 (500-800)

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529D.

KETLAND FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL. CAL. 62. Fine early pistol with 9″ oct. to round bbl with light engraving, 1-pc stock. The lock marked with the makers’ name is long and narrow with short teat off the back end. The brass furniture with one guide and nose pipe, filigree brass sideplate, fine wide trigger guard with engraved acorn finial, oval thumb plate and round butt cap. The top tang is surrounded with raised carving. The left flat of the bbl has two proofs of crown “V” and crown “P” and the left flat of the stock is stamped “TC”. CONDITION: About good. The bbl is a crusty silvery-brown. The brass has a dark patina. The foreend tip is cracked, good mechanics. 4-45815 JL482 (500-800)

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530

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL/CARBINE. CAL: 54. 12” round bbl. The numbers on the butt cap and stock yoke are both battered but appear to be “13” on the gun and “10” on the yoke. CONDITION: Iron surfaces have moderate pitting. The markings on the lock plate and primer cover are partially obscured. The rear sight is probably a replacement. Two of the notches are broken off. The stock has three cracks across the grip; one in front of the lock and one on the forearm. It has been sanded and refinished to cover earlier repairs. The wood on the buttstock has normal dents and scratches but is in much better condition than the gun. The bore is poor, lock is good. 4-45099 FS61 (3,000-4,000)

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531

JOHNSON MODEL 1836 CONVERSION PISTOL WITH INSCRIPTION. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, inscribed “C.A. Wilhelm” on the back strap. The gunsmith conversion is stamped “W” on the end of the drum. The replaced loading assembly appears to be the same period as the conversion. NSN CONDITION: Gray metal with light pitting overall, heavier at the breech. The stock shows several repairs and has a large chunk of wood missing above the lock. The lock is fine. Bore is dark. 4-45036 X21 (800-1,200)

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532

COMPOSITE WATERS FLAT LOCK PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl. The lock plate is dated 1849. The trigger guard and sideplate are brass. The bbl band and grip strap have been browned. The 3-line Waters & Co. marking on the lock plate has been partially ground and the beginning letters are unreadable. There is a “JH” proof mark on the bbl but no US acceptance stamp and no inspector marks on the left side of the stock. The letter “V” has been stamped on the drum and in front of the trigger guard. NSN CONDITION: Retains most of the current brown finish with some light pitting, heavier on the lock plate. The stock has cracks at the front end and at both lock plate screws. The bore is heavily pitted, lock is good. 4-45032 X30 (800-1,200)

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533

HEAVY DERINGER STYLE PISTOL. CAL: 60. 8-5/8” ribbed bbl, engraved “W.WURFFLEIN / PHILa” on the lock plate. The spur trigger guard has been altered to bring the spur closer to the grip. NSN CONDITION: 30% brown mixed with light pitting and surface rust on the bbl. The stock is cracked through the lock screw and has many dents and scratches but retains much of the orig. varnish. The ramrod is a replacement. The lock is refinished, bore is lightly pitted. 4-45064 X24 (1,000-1,500)

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534

WATERS CONVERSION MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL. 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, drum type conversion. Lock dated “1838”, “MPL” cartouche is readable on left side of stock, the other is not. NSN CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting on all iron surfaces. The stock has one crack through the rear lock screw, otherwise with normal dents and scratches. The bore is poor, lock is good. 4-45061 FS63 (500-800)

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535

JOHNSON CONVERSION MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl. The bbl has a bolster conversion with brass vent plug. The hammer is a civilian type. The stock has “JH” and “HKC” cartouches. The lock is dated “1837”. NSN CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with light surface rust and pitting. The nose of the hammer is blown out. The stock has good inspector marks with some heavy dents at the front end and a small crack at the tail of the lock. The ramrod swivel is a possible replacement. The bore is dark, lock needs work. 4-45059 FS62 (600-900)

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536

JOHNSON CONVERSION MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, lock dated “1837”. Drum type conversion. NSN CONDITION: Metal surfaces have been polished leaving some light pitting. The stock has been lightly cleaned and no inspector cartouches remain. “TW” inspector mark at rear of bbl. The bore is lightly pitted, the lock is fine. 4-45050 FS64 (600-800)

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537

WATERS CONVERSION MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl. Large bolster conversion with a large circular mark on the left side of the bbl, possibly a blowout plug. The “JH” and “W.A.T” inspector marks on the left side of the stock are still sharp but have been over struck with X’s. NSN CONDITION: Gray patina overall with some signs of cleaning on the hammer. Moderate pitting on most parts. The stock has minor cracks at the rear lock plate screw and tip of the lock plate. The bore is deeply pitted, lock is good. 4-45051 FS66 (600-800)

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538

JOHNSON MODEL 1842 MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL. 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, lock plate date “1854”. NSN CONDITION: Iron parts have light to moderate pitting. The brass shows previous polishing and some dents around the butt cap. The stock is cracked twice at the rear of the lock plate, once at the front and once at the rear lock screw. The wood has been gouged out around the rear of the lock plate. The inspector cartouches are visible but not completely readable. The bore is lightly pitted, lock is fine. 4-45049 FS69 (600-800)

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539

CONVERTED JOHNSON MODEL 1836 MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, lock is dated “1840”. The drum conversion has a non-standard hammer. The ramrod is too long. NSN CONDITION: Gray patina with dense and light to heavy pitting overall. The wood has been sanded and varnished but parts of the inspector cartouches are still visible. The lock is functional, bore is pitted. 4-45033 X28 (400-600)

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540

WATERS FLAT-LOCK PISTOL. CAL: 58. 8-1/2” round bbl, 8-groove rifling. The trigger guard is brass. The 2-line Waters & Co. marking on the lock has no date. The bbl has “EB” inspector initials and acceptance marks. There is a “V” on the iron trigger plate and an unreadable letter on the end of the drum, probably “V”. No inspector marks on the stock. NSN CONDITION: The bbl and lock heavily pitted around the nipple. The front of the hammer is broken out. The stock has been varnished covering the repairs on both sides. There is a new crack through the left side of the stock. The bore is pitted, lock is good. 4-45030 FS53 (600-800)

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541

WATERS CONVERSION MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL. 54. 8-1/2” round bbl, lock dated “1844”. Drum type conversion with initial “F” on end of drum and on front of brass trigger guard. NSN CONDITION: Light pitting overall. The nose of the hammer is blown-out. The wood has been lightly cleaned removing the inspector marks. There is a short crack in front of the rear lock plate screw and a tiny one at the rear of the lock plate. The bore is pitted, lock is good. 4-45060 FS65 (600-800)

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542

CONVERTED FRENCH MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 69. 4-7/8” part oct. bbl. Made at St. Etienne, and typical of French military pistols, has numerous marks. The upper left flap of the bbl is marked “C de 17-6A” along with several proof marks. “MONTIGNY” is stamped on the left flap of the stock. SN 322 CONDITION: Smooth gray patina mixed with scattered light surface rust and pitting. The brass fittings have a mellow yellow color. The stock is fine. The bore is lightly pitted, lock is fine. 4-45311 FS48 (500-800)

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542A.

KETLAND CONVERSION PERCUSSION PISTOL. CAL. 58. Early pistol with 8-3/4″ round bbl, British proofed. The lock marked “W. KETLAND & CO.”. The left stock flat marked “MS”. Brass furniture with an oval thumb plate, missing the rammer. CONDITION: About good. Dark gray patina, moderate rust, stock broken through under the action. Worn wood, trigger guard loose, fine mechanics. 4-45818 JL483 (300-500)

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542B.

ENGLISH PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOL. CAL. 58. Short bbl pocket pistol with 6″ round bbl and 1-pc walnut stock with captive rammer. The breech end of the bbl is marked with a variety of English proofs incl. the crown and broad arrow and crown over “17” twice. The tiny lock plate is marked with a crown over “VR” and a crown broad arrow proof with “TOWER 1846”. The left side flat of the stock is stamped “ASCOT” and the left wrist is marked with the broad arrow and “BO”. The forestock has a brass, flat nosed end and the butt cap is oval with a small heel plate and contains a sling swivel stud. A fine British martially marked pistol. CONDITION: Fine. The bbl is a light gray patina with light pitting around the bolster. The lock plate is mostly a gray patina and the brass has a dark mustard patina. 4-45796 JL481 (500-1,000)

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543

CONVERTED MODEL 1836 MARTIAL PISTOL. CAL: 54. 8-1/2” round bbl. All markings were removed at the time of conversion leaving a faint trace of the date on the lock. NSN CONDITION: Cleaned to white with file marks on the back strap and pitting around breech. Good inspector marks on the stock. The hammer has been modified. The bore is dark, lock works. 4-45072 FS41 (400-800)

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544

FULL STOCK INCISED CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB OR JOHN HAEFFER. CAL. 46. Wonderful old Flintlock Kentucky with 45-1/4″ oct. bbl, brass front sight and fixed rear sight. The wood is beautiful tiger stripe maple with incise carving, grooved on the fore stock, light carving near the carry point and floral with daisies carved below the small cheek piece on the left side, on the right wrist and behind the top tang. The buttstock has a double incise line down the sides of the bottom edge. The top flat of the bbl is marked “I. H.” and resembles the signature of Haeffer as pictured on page 103 of “THOUGHTS ON THE KENTUCKY RIFLE IN ITS GOLDEN AGE” by Joe Kindig, Jr. This beautiful rifle has raised teardrop side panels with a brass sideplate similar to picture #26 on page 106 of the same book. The 4-pc brass patch box is nearly identical to those in pictures #26 & #27 on pages 106 & 107 of the same book. Both are attributed to J. Haeffer. Jacob & John Haeffer worked in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and are listed in court records of 1774 with records indicating they probably worked as gunsmiths during the Revolutionary War and that John Haeffer in 1805 had a contract for 500 muskets. Jacob Haeffer, apparently, frequently signed his rifles with a stamped Indian head between the initials. This rifle does not bear the Indian head stamp and therefore is most likely the work of John Haeffer. The bbl is secured with three wedges from the left side and the cheek piece has an eight-point, silver star inlay. The furniture is all brass with two faceted guides and nose pipe. The trigger guard is undecorated as is the smooth brass butt plate with wide faceted top tang. The lock is unmarked but appears orig. to this rifle. CONDITION: Good to very good. The bbl, lock and hammer retain a very dark brown patina with some very old wrench marks on the bbl and moderate to heavy pitting around the flash hole and the lock plate. There is moderate burn-out behind the pan. The stock, with its beautiful tight tiger striping, has a repaired fracture on the bottom and in front of the lock. It also has a replaced piece of wood on the right side of the top tang. There are gaps at the back of the top tang and around the lock plate, apparently from prying out these pieces. There are repaired cracks around the front wedge on both sides. This is a very fine early Kentucky attributed to a fine maker that further research is needed. 4-45387 JL271 (3,000-5,000)

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544A.

EARLY FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. 46 smooth bore. Fine early Kentucky with 45″ oct. bbl, marked on the top flat with what appears to be a script “P”, small brass front sight with fixed rear sight. Both sights have engraving before and after on the top flat. The full-length stock with applied striping, has brass furniture with two ramrod guides and faceted nose pipe. The bottom of the stock has a full-length saddle guard. The sideplate is plain with two lock screws. It has a 2-pc patch box with small floral top and a raised center on the lid with simple engraving on the top and down the edges of the lid. The buttstock has a small cheek piece. The lock, with brass pan, is marked “BIRD PHILADELPHIA” with single trigger. CONDITION: Fine. The iron retains a very dark brown patina and the brass a medium mustard patina. Good mechanics. The stock has a large repair at the tip, otherwise is sound with old dark finish. The trigger guard is cracked on the front tang and repaired with a screw. 4-45885 JL487 (1,000-2,000)

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544B.

FINE EARLY CONVERSION KENTUCKY. CAL. 46. Fine early Kentucky with 42″ oct. bbl, small dovetailed German silver front sight with fine fixed rear sight. The top flat behind the rear sight is marked “O.W.G.”. The lock and hammer, probably replacements, and the lock plate is engraved with a turkey and marked “WARRANTED”. The full-length stock has applied striping with brass furniture, two faceted ramrod guides and a faceted nose pipe. The stock is very narrow and delicate with tiny crescent buttplate with faceted top tang and tapered narrow toe plate. There is a German silver thumb plate engraved with four overlapping concentric circles. The tiny cheek piece is inlaid with a German stylized silver crown. The sideplate is 3-3/4″ long of simple brass with a single lock screw. The 4-pc patch box is small and delicate with a pointed tipi shaped top with engraving around the screw holes and cross-hatching near the hinge. Long narrow cover is lightly engraved with leaf and vine patterns and wavy border patterns. CONDITION: The stock is fine. The bbl retains an even plum-brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting around the bolster. The stock has a crack in front of the lock plate and shows wear at the carry point, otherwise is very dark with a smooth finish. The dbl. set triggers and mechanics work fine. 4-45889 JL488 (1,500-2,000)

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544C.

EARLY ENGLISH LONG FLINTLOCK FOWLER. CAL. about 10 bore. Massive long Fowler with 62-1/2″ oct. to round bbl, having a small iron front blade. Full-length stock with 3-iron guides and an iron nose pipe. The trigger guard and buttplate are also iron and very decorative with leaf finials on the trigger guard and a serpent buttplate tang inlaid into the comb. The breech end of the bbl is marked “FLOCK” and another word that is indecipherable along with a proof mark. The lock is about 6″ long, very curved with a long teat at the rear with light engraving behind the hammer. CONDITION: The metal has a very dark patina with moderate heavy pitting. The forestock is spliced with the entire front 2/3 a replacement. The orig. part of the stock has several cracks around the action, lock plate and sideplate, but it seems sound. The orig. part of the stock has been stripped to white and now needs refinishing. A fine, very early Fowler that needs some TLC. 4-45887 JL490 (500-1,000)

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544D.

VERY EARLY ENGLISH OR AMERICAN FOWLER. CAL. 12 bore. Beautiful, early Fowler with 57-5/8″ oct. to round bbl, small iron front sight and a tiny brass rear sight. The lock plate is 6″ long with a short teat at the rear and gooseneck hammer and is modestly engraved with arabesque patterns. The full-length stock has brass furniture with 3- ramrod guides and nose pipe with modest heavy trigger guard with decorative top finial. The sideplate is 5-3/4″ undecorated. The buttplate is brass with a stepped 3-1/2″ tang. The trigger is thick, without curl. The breech plug tang is slightly tapered with a pointed end surrounded by raised shell carving. The buttstock resembles a Brown Bess. CONDITION: Very fine. The bbl retains a medium brown patina with light pitting around the flash hole area. The brass has a medium mustard patina. The stock is sound with a fine hand-polished patina, darker toward the mizzle. 4-45888 JL493 (1,500-2,500)

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544E.

JOHN ANNELY VERY LONG ENGLISH FOWLER. CAL. 12 bore. Very early English Fowler with American provenance. The thumb plate is engraved “JOSEPH MARSHALL/NEW YORK”. This Fowler has a 61-1/4″ round bbl with small iron front sight with British proofs at the breech end and the lock marked “KETLAND & CO” with gooseneck hammer. The lock plate is 5-5/8″ long, slightly curved with a short teat at the back. The full-length stock has brass furniture with 3-ramrod guides and nose pipe. The trigger guard is brass and very wide with light engraving and an extremely fancy top finial with a very long lower tang. The breech plug tang is surrounded with raised shell carving and the sideplate is 5-5/8″ long of brass, lightly engraved. The buttplate is rounded with a stepped tang. CONDITION: The bbl and lock retain a very dark brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting in areas. The mainspring seems to be broken. The forestock is missing several splinters from the bbl channel and has a small repair about mid-point and a repaired, badly shattered wrist. The wrist repair appears to have been done during the period of use and was a very professional job. Otherwise, this is a very high-grade English Fowler with American connection. 4-45890 JL492 (1,000-2,000)

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544F.

EARLY ENGLISH LONG FLINTLOCK FOWLER. CAL. 12 bore. High quality Fowler with 54-1/2″ oct. to round bbl, full-length stock with raised carved ramrod channel, incised carving down the forestock with raised carving around the sideplates, top tang and trigger guard. Fitted with brass furniture, with three very decorative ramrod guides and a nose pipe. The forestock has a small swell at the nose pipe. The trigger guard is very fancy and fluted. The sideplate is very ornate with filigree cut-outs 5-1/2″ long. The buttplate is heavy brass with a 6″ long stepped top tang. The long, shield shaped thumb plate is marked “GI”. The trigger is thin and flat with a large curl at the bottom. CONDITION: Fine. The iron retains a very dark brown patina with old crusted finish and light to moderate pitting. The wood is very dark and cracked at the nose pipe and seems to be missing the pin wedge at that point. There is another crack through the wrist adjacent to the lower tang pin, missing some minor chips. All in all, a wonderful, very early Fowler. 4-45884 JL491 (2,000-3,000)

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545

UNMARKED EARLY FULL STOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. 34. Beautiful, dainty small bore Kentucky with 44-1/2″, seven-groove oct. bbl with small iron front sight and fixed rear sight. The stock is very nicely grained tiger stripe maple with some applied graining with three brass guides and a silver-plated brass nose pipe. The bbl is secured with three German silver wedges. The stock is slim and trim with a fine drop and is inlaid with a small German silver figure on the left sideplate, a compass rose star on the scalloped cheek piece and a small silver finial atop the 2-pc brass patch box and another matching finial in front of the buttplate tang. There is a German silver shield thumb plate. The trigger guard, with filed decorations, has a silver diamond applique. The lock plate and hammer are lightly engraved and marked “W.S. BOUTON” and it has dbl. set triggers. The brass patch box lid has a long, narrow, silver, oval applied. The front 20″ of the forestock is a spliced replacement. There is a raised, carved fluted rail on the bottom of the forestock for the ramrod, which appears to be orig. with a nickel plated cup tip. There is an area of incised carving with some cross-hatching behind the cheek piece. Below the cheek piece is a small brass plate attached with three screws, possibly a receptacle for a nipple pick. CONDITION: With the aforementioned splice, it is otherwise about fine. The bbl retains a fine dark patina with some scattered pitting. The lock plate and hammer are mostly a silvery brown. The brass is a medium mustard patina and the silver with oxidized spots. The stock has a repaired crack under the action with a small brass inlaid reinforcement. Overall it retains most of its fine refinish. 4-45462 JL290 (2,500-4,000)

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546

BEDFORD COUNTY STYLE HALF-STOCK CONVERSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. about 34. Unmarked early Kentucky with 30-13/16″ oct. bbl, long brass front sight with fixed rear sight. The lock plate is lightly decorated as is the hammer, which has the tall spur reminiscent of Bedford County rifles. The conversion was done using a simple tumbler. The stock has brass furniture with seven brass inlays. One, of a decorated fish below the cheek piece. There is an elliptical inlay on the cheek piece with a crudely scratched name “FRANK WRIGHT/1873”. The right side of the stock has an elaborate filigree, engraved, 4-pc patch box and there is a matching brass inlay around the top tang and down the wrist. There is an inlay down the comb and toe plate, which have diamond and round cut outs and rectangular bone inlays. The bottom of the forestock has a long saddle guard. The sideplate is long and rectangular with nice engraving. CONDITION: The bbl retains a very dark brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting around the nipple and on the lock plate. The brass has a medium mustard patina. The stock appears to be sound with an old repair on the right side of the forestock and retains most of an old refinish. 4-45712 JL354 (1,500-2,500)

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547

SOUTHERN STYLE FULL-STOCK PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. about 41. Unmarked simple Kentucky with 45-1/4″ oct. bbl, dovetail front sight with iron base and brass blade with thick fixed rear sight. All together unmarked. The bbl and simple flat lock plate are all together unmarked. The bolster has a large pan around the nipple. The stock is of straight grain walnut with raised, pointed end, side panels. The bbl is secured with four pins. It has iron nose cap, brass guides and a German silver nose pipe. Simple trigger guard with finger rest and brass buttplate made without a patch box. CONDITION: About excellent. The bbl and lock retain a dark, fine brown patina. The brass has a very dark brown patina. The wood is sound and retains most of its orig. finish under a coating of old crud. Will clean nicely. The dbl. set triggers work but the hammer will not stay cocked. Examination showed a simple problem that any competent gunsmith can fix in a few moments. 4-45708 JL352 (1,000-2,000)

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548

R.E. LEMAN FULL-STOCK KENTUCKY. CAL. 38. Fine small Kentucky with 37-3/8″ oct. bbl with small brass front sight and fixed rear sight. The top flat in front of the chamber area is marked “R.E. LEMAN/LANCASTER PA/WARRANTED”. The flat lock plate is unmarked. It is stocked in dark, applied grain tiger striped stock with a simple brass trigger guard and 2-pc patch box with crescent buttplate and dbl. set triggers. The forestock is ovoid shaped with integral ramrod groove and two small brass guides. CONDITION: Very good. The iron retains a very dark heavy patina, as does the wood. The stock has an old repaired crack through the wrist. Otherwise is fine with its unusual paint applied striping. 4-45717 JL346 (1,250-2,250)

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549

LEMAN HALF-STOCK HUNTING RIFLE. CAL. About 42. Wonderful old half stock by a fine Lancaster County maker with 29-3/8″ oct. bbl with brass blade, dbl dove tail front sight and a fixed rear sight. The bottom of the bbl has a metal rail with two brass guides attached for the ramrod with a brass nose pipe. The sides of this rail are lightly engraved with wavy patterns. The stock is nicely figured, tiger striped walnut with ten German silver inlays and a German silver saddle guard. The crescent buttplate is brass with a faceted tang and it has a 8-3/4″ German silver toe plate lightly engraved with leaf patterns. Most of the inlays are also lightly engraved. Additionally, there is a large engraved silver sideplate secured with two small screws and the large lock plate screw. The stock also has a number of early brass tacks securing the sharp points of most of the inlays, apparently applied post market. Lock plate and hammer are lightly engraved and marked “LEMAN/LANCTR.PA”. CONDITION: Good plus, the bbl. has been cleaned bright a long time ago and is now a thin, silver gray patina. The stock has a crack at the tip and through the lock plate area, otherwise is sound with a dark oil, hand-rubbed patina. There is a 3/4″ repair in the toe. 4-45463 JL291 (2,500-4,000)

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550

L. BIDDLE HALF-STOCK CONVERSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. 34. Fine early Kentucky with 36-3/4″ oct. bbl, small blade copper front sight with fixed rear sight. The top flat with the makers’ name in script behind the rear sight. Front half of the bbl has a metal ramrod rail with two brass guides and a brass nose pipe. The stock is very nicely figured tiger maple with brass furniture and eight lightly engraved brass inlays including an oval spreadwinged eagle on the small cheek piece. There are copper burn out plates before and after the nipple. The thumb plate is also lightly engraved as is the fine saddle guard. The lock is marked “LEMAN/LANCTR.PA”. The right side of the stock, in front of the simple brass patch box, is inscribed in old gold paint “THIS KENTUCKY RIFLE BELONGED TO LANCE MARTIN WHO SHOT HIS WIFE AT CURTLAND, OHIO AND THEN KILLED HIMSELF” with a number that is indecipherable. It has double set triggers, a brass trigger guard and crescent buttplate with a full-length brass comb. CONDITION: The metal is mostly a light gray under an old coat of dried oil. The stock is broken through the action but repairable and retains a heavy coating of oil and old finish. A fine old Kentucky in need of some TLC. 4-45714 JL345 (1,500-2,500)

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551

LETHER FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE. CAL. 62. 45-1/2” part oct. bbl, marked “J.Lether” in script at the rear of the bbl. The lock is a good re-conversion. Three of the bbl. keys are missing and fourth is replaced. NSN CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting. Heavy wrench marks at rear of bbl and tang. The wood shows normal handling marks with some moderate to heavy scratching. The action is good, bore is poor. 4-45102 FS12 (750-1,250)

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552

AMERICAN HALF STOCK PERCUSSION RIFLE BY J. HENRY & SONS, 1868 FORT LARAMIE INDIAN TREATY RIFLE. Plain half stock American rifle made by J. Henry & Sons with distinctive “U.S.” in stock marked behind the trigger guard fitting the profile of the rifles offered to the Indian nation at Fort Laramie in 1868 as a result of a treaty action with the United States government. 36 1/25″ oct. bbl with German silver blade front sight and iron buckhorn rear sight. Stamped on top bbl flat “J. Henry & Sons.” The bbl has an iron ramrod rib with two iron tubes. Walnut half stock, plain and without decoration. Brass furniture, German silver wedge escutcheon on forearm. Hickory ramrod with brass tip. Percussion front action lock stamped “J. Henry & Son.” Behind the brass trigger guard “U.S.” is clearly stamped in the walnut stock. These rifles were purchased by the U.S. Government as a treaty offering in 1868 and distributed as a result of the successful treaty signed at Ft. Laramie in 1868. CONDITION: Very good, all iron parts have an dark brown patina, brass is uncleaned, stock is very strong and markings are clear. 4-45422 CW (2,000-2,500)

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553

UNMARKED FULL-STOCK CONVERSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. 40. Fine early Kentucky with 41″ oct. bbl, small brass front sight with fixed rear sight. Brass mounted with a long nose cap, integral ramrod groove with two brass guides and nose pipe. Simple trigger guard with small sideplate and plain small 4-pc patch box with crescent buttplate. The wood is tiger striped through the stock and the applied striping on the forestock has mostly worn away. CONDITION: The iron retains a dark brown heavy patina with scattered light surface rust, heavy pitting around the nipple and lock plate area with heavy burn out behind the nipple. The double set trigger functions but the hammer will not cock. The stock has two or three repaired cracks and a missing sliver from the bbl channel and repaired crack through the wrist with some wood fill. 4-45711 JL350 (750-1,250)

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554

UNMARKED FULL-STOCK PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. 36. Simple Kentucky with 36″ oct. bbl, small brass front sight with fixed rear sight. The back action lock is game scene engraved and marked “J. COOK & CO./ TERRE HAUTE/INDA”. The forestock has an integral ramrod groove with brass cap, two guides and nose pipe with a small saddle guard, simple trigger guard and crescent buttplate. The top tang extends from the breech plug to the comb. The patent bolster is made of brass, missing the nipple. It has early style double set triggers. CONDITION: The bbl and hammer retain a dark heavy brown patina with heavy pitting and moderate burn out around the nipple area. The lock is mostly a dark gray patina. The stock is worn and very dark on the buttstock and areas of the forestock. 4-45710 JL351 (750-1,250)

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555

J.H. RECTOR PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK KENTUCKY. CAL. 38. Fine half-stock rifle with 31″ oct. bbl with half round, dovetailed front sight base with small brass blade and fixed rear sight. The top flat is marked “J.H. RECTOR SYRACUSE NY” with the number 1768. The bbl has a metal ramrod rail with two iron guides and a brass nose pipe. The stock is straight grain walnut with a pewter nose cap, a simple engraved brass trigger guard, engraved 2-pc patch box with a German silver bird dog on point on the left side of the stock with a crescent buttplate. The wrist has medium coarse checkering. The lock plate and upper tang are lightly engraved and match the other pieces of the rifle. CONDITION: The bbl, lock plate and hammer appear to be polished bright under a coating of old dried oil and smoke. The wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics. 4-45723 JL353 (800-1,200)

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556

BRITISH MILITARY FLINTLOCK CARBINE BY “WILSON”. A very nice example of a 1760-1780 period English contract carbine made and signed by the famous gunmaker “Wilson.” Approximately CAL. 60. 28″ round bbl with Birmingham proofs at breech and no bayonet stud. All brass furniture in typical English carbine style, three ramrod tubes, iron button head ramrod. Buttplate tang is engraved “CREMORNE”. Lockplate is engraved “WILSON” with no date or other markings. No English government markings indicating that this carbine was made for India trade or export. Probably purchased by a private Malitia Unit. Top of bbl with early proof and butt tang with period inscription “CREMORRE”, probably the name of the commander of the Malitia Unit. CONDITION: Very good, all metal surfaces are uncleaned with a pleasing dark patina, light pitting at breech. Original flint, cock has an obvious repair at the neck. Stock shows wear but is without fracture and retains a nice color. 4-45419 CW (2,400-2,600)

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557

EUROPEAN PERCUSSION MUSKETOON. CAL. about 56. Tiny musketoon with 25″ round bbl, brass bead front sight with a flip carbine style rear sight with four arpetures. It is fitted with iron furniture having two bands, the rear band is secured with a spring. The upper band has a sling loop and another is attached to the trigger guard. The ramrod is a tulip head and the stock has a small cheek piece. The buttplate is smooth steel. There is a #163 stamped in the wood behind the upper tang, a matching number by the buttplate tang and a #100 on the buttplate tang. CONDITION: The bbl retains a mottled dark brown patina with several small nicks about the bands. The wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. A fine, light little musketoon. 4-44777 JL272 (500-800)

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558

BELGIAN FLINTLOCK MILITARY MUSKET. CAL. about 60. Fine flintlock musket with 37-1/4″ oct. to round bbl, iron mounted with three bands, front sight/bayonet lug, tulip head ramrod with sling loops at the end of the trigger guard and through the forestock. Most of the exposed parts are numbered 81. CONDITION: Very good. The bbl retains a very dark heavy patina. The lock plate is light under a coating of old dried oil. The stock has a replaced large splinter of wood by the top tang. Otherwise is sound and retains most of an old, old refinish. Good mechanics, weak hammer spring. 4-45724 JL347 (600-1,000)

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559

FINE LANCASTER STYLE FULL STOCK CONVERSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. 44. Very well made, fine stocked rifle with 40-1/8″ oct. bbl, German silver front sight with fixed rear sight. There is light engraved decorations before and after each of the sights on the top flat. The stock is nicely figured walnut with eight German silver inlays on the forestock and eleven more on the buttstock. The 4-pc engraved brass patch box has deep engraving of flowers in stylized patterns, typical of the eastern Pennsylvania region. There is a name on the top flat that is indecipherable. This, however, is a high quality Kentucky with curved set rear trigger and peg front trigger. Filigree engraved brass sideplate and a delicate brass trigger guard. The buttplate is also brass with a faceted top tang and engraved toe plate. The nose cap, ramrod guide and nose pipe are also brass and contain a replacement Hickory ramrod. The conversion was done using a round bolster and the hammer is lightly engraved in the same style as the lock plate. CONDITION: The metal retains a very dark brown patina with heavy pitting and burnout around the nipple area on the bbl and lock plate. The wood is sound with overall dark patina having a hairline back of the lock with oil staining. The patch box lid has a small dent. Sound mechanics. A fine early Kentucky that a little research may prove to be one of the better makers. 4-45388 JL241 (1,500-3,000)

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560

UNMARKED FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE. CAL. 12ga. 42” bbl. Ketland lock does not fit well, possibly due to repairs and reconstruction around the lock area. The tiger stripe stock is very thin at the wrist and the trigger guard has a very short rear tang. The stock has been divided 15 1/2” in front of the lock and is possibly a replacement from there forward, although the grain matches well. The ramrod is a replacement. NSN CONDITION: Heavy rust-brown patina overall. The wood shows several repairs since the orig. refinishing and there are new cracks at the butt, wrist and right side of the front of the stock. The lock is frozen, bore is poor. 4-45079 FS10 (650-1,150)

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561

UNMARKED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. CAL. about 54. Ohio type rifle with 44-5/8″ oct. bbl, brass front sight with a small fixed rear sight. Stained walnut stock with a spliced replacement about midway down the forestock to the muzzle. It has two faceted brass guides and a faceted nose pipe containing a Hickory ramrod with swelled end. The bottom of the forestock has an integral wooden rail. The buttstock is roach backed with a simple, lightly engraved 2-pc brass patch box. The left side of the stock has a small cheek piece with elliptical lightly engraved brass inlay and a matching small inlay thumb plate. Brass trigger guard and buttplate with faceted tang. The lock is reconverted and probably a replacement marked “RICHARDS & MONTGOMERY”. CONDITION: Good. The bbl retains an even dark brown patina with rust pitting at the breech end. The wood, with the aforementioned splice, has splices before and after the lock plate with repaired cracks in the wrist. Otherwise, is sound and retains most of a refinish. 4-45389 Z253 (1,250-1,750)

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562

SECOND MODEL LeMAT REVOLVER. CAL: .36/16ga. 6-7/8” oct. bbl marked “Systeme Le Mat Bte S.G.D.G. Paris” on top of bbl inside an engraved border. This revolver has British proof marks in addition to the star/”L.M” mark on the bbl. The front end of the loading assembly is probably replaced. SN 2145 CONDITION: 50% thinning blue on the oct. bbl, traces in protected pales on the frame, trigger guard and shotgun bbl. The cylinder appears to have traces of blue under a chemical toning. The grips are worn on the high spots. The bores are dark, mechanically good. 4-45029 FS49 (10,000-15,000)

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563

SECOND MODEL LeMAT REVOLVER. CAL: 36/16ga. 6-5/8” oct. bbl, marked “LeMAT & GIRARD’S PATENT LONDON” on top of the bbl. Small London proof marks on cylinder and both bbls. No Belgian proof marks. “I / 107C / RJ” is stamped on the left side of the frame. There is a Fleur de lis stamp on top of the left grip. SN 8604. CONDITION: 60% blue on rifled bbl, traces on frame, cylinder and shotgun bbl. There is some light pitting on the shotgun bbl and on the grip straps and trigger guard. Light denting and pits on the loading lever. The action is good, bores are lightly pitted. 4-45053 FS50 (8,000-12,000)

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565

FIRST MODEL LONDON LeMAT REVOLVER. CAL. about 11mm over 16 bore. Nine shot cylinder with a smooth bore center pivot, mounted underneath the bbl. 6″ oct. bbl with the top flat marked “LEMAT & GIRARD’S PATENT LONDON” with left side mounted rammer, articulated hammer nose with checkered 2-pc grip panels and an integral lanyard loop in the butt. The right grip flat has the initials “DLV” crudely carved and there is a fleur di lis stamped on the left grip flat. SN 8582 CONDITION: Fair. The bbl retains 30-40% thin blue, the cylinder 20-25% dull blue turning brown with the balance of the metal a brown patina. The rammer is a recent replacement and the shotgun bore with British proofs has a different serial number. The frame retainer pin, spring and screw are recent replacements. The rammer lever catch and retainer are both missing and the front sight is broken. The grips are sound and show much wear. The mechanics function but need attention. 4-45477 JL316 (7,500-12,500)

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566

RARE U.S. MODEL 1842 PALMETTO (SOUTH CAROLINA) PERCUSSION SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. A rare and desirable South Carolina militia contract pistol patterned after the U.S. Model 1842 percussion pistol. CAL. 54 smoothbore single shot pistol with brass furniture on a walnut stock with swivel type ramrod. The lock is marked ahead of hammer “Palmetto Armory. S*C” in a circle surrounding a palmetto tree. Behind the hammer is marked “Columbia/SC 1852.” The breech of the bbl is marked “Wm. Glaze & Co.” on the left flat with “V” “P” and small palmetto tree proofs on top on barrel. A pre-Civil War single shot handgun sought after by Confederate collectors. Only 1,000 were orig.ly produced. CONDITION: Very good, no orig. finish, metal parts are uncleaned with an attractive dark patina. All markings are authentic and sharp. The stock is fractured forward of the lock and there are numerous minor losses around the lock-plate mortise. A very nice untouched example. 4-45416 CW (4,500-6,500)

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567

ENGRAVED MARSTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. CAL: 31. 5-7/8” part oct. bbl, standard 3-line marking on top of bbl. Brass frame engraved with scene of four men and a dog around a pile of rocks on the left side, light scroll on right side and hammer. SN 170. CONDITION: 40% thinning blue mixed with light surface rust and pitting with spots of heavier pitting on bbl and trigger guard. The hammer has been reblued. The grips are worn at the high spots but retain about 70% of the varnish. The bore is lightly pitted, action is fine. 4-45077 FS43 (2,000-3,000)

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568

ENGRAVED MARSTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. CAL: 31. 4-7/8” part oct. bbl, standard 3-line marking on top of bbl. Brass frame engraved with scene of two men fighting on left side, light scroll on right side and hammer. SN 110. CONDITION: 40% bright blue on bbl, mixed with areas of light surface rust and pitting, 80% case hardening of colors on hammer and lever, mellow patina on brass frame. The grips retain most of the varnish. The action is fine, bore is lightly pitted but bright. 4-45075 FS42 (2,000-3,000)

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569

ENGRAVED MARSTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. CAL: .31. 5-5/8” oct. bbl. Standard 3-line marking on top of the bbl. Iron frame engraved with light scrolls overall. The front sight is replaced. SN 533 CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the bbl, otherwise gray patina overall mixed with surface rust and light pitting. The revarnished grips show wear on the high spots and some scratches and dents under the varnish. The bore and action are very good. 4-45076 FS44 (1,100-1,600)

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570

RARE SMALL FRAME MARSTON SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. CAL. .31. 26” oct. bbl, checkered buttstock with cheekpiece. The frame is marked “W.W. MARSTON PATENTED 1850 NEW-YORK” and is lightly engraved. The very unusual rear sight is inletted into the top of the bbl. The ramrod is replaced. There is an empty threaded hole in the top tang. SN 50 CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with scattered light surface rust and pitting heavier around the nipple. The bore is pitted, action is fine. 4-45328 FS14 (1,250-1,750)

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571

REMINGTON MODEL 1867 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL WITH EXPERIMENTAL BRASS TRIGGER GUARD. CAL: 50RF. 7” round bbl, “I / J.M.B.C / anchor” on top of bbl in front of frame. “F.C.W.” inspector cartouche on left side of grip. Standard 2-line marking on left side of frame and inspector marks on right side. SN 141 CONDITION: All surfaces clean to a gray patina with scattered light pitting. The grip has been refinished. The forearm has not been sanded but has been re-oiled. The action is fine, bore is bright. 4-45041 FS36 (1,500-2,500)

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572

REMINGTON MODEL 1865 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL WITH EXPERIMENTAL BRASS TRIGGER GUARD. CAL: .50RM. 8-1/2” round bbl with anchor proof mark. The entire pistol has been refinished and the action converted to the New York type. SN 1882 CONDITION: Blue-brown patina mixed with reblue on metal surfaces. The trigger guard is loose. The inspector cartouche is visible but not readable. The bore is pitted, action fires when the hammer is returned to battery. 4-45038 FS37 (1,200-1,600)

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573

GREATFORD & WILEY TRANSITION REVOLVER. CAL: .34. 5-3/8” oct. bbl. There is a lion head on the grip cap. The frame and buttcap appear to be silver-plated but the few scratches do not indicate the underlying material. NSN CONDITION: 50% blue on the bbl with light pitting and a few dents and scratches. The cylinder is bare. Most of the plating remains on the frame. The left grip shows a repaired crack and some wear on the high points. The bore is lightly pitted, action is good. 4-45055 FS74 (750-1,000)

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574

WHITE & BATES TRANSITION REVOLVER. CAL: .42. 6” oct. bbl. The bbl is also marked “COLTS / PATENT” in an oval stamp. SN 1 CONDITION: Blue-brown patina with light to moderate pitting overall. The grips are very good. The action is good, bore is pitted. 4-45052 X32 (400-800)

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575

HOLLAND TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER. CAL: 44. 6” oct. bbl. Marked “HOLLAND & KING St HONNOR V LONDON” on top of bbl. Long spur hammer. NSN CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with many dents and scratches, especially on the bbl that appears to have been cleaned. The grip is battered and oil soaked. The bore is very dark, action is fine. 4-45039 FS51 (750-1,000)

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576

CONTINENTAL DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL: 12mm. 4-7/8” round bbl. No marks except serial number. The loading lever folds backwards under the cylinder. German silver frame with lanyard ring. Camming takedown lever mounted on right side. SN 461 CONDITION: Fine-plus with 90% blue on bbl. and cylinder, worn only on the muzzle ring. The bore and chambers appear to be unfired. The grips have minor dents but retain most of the orig. varnish. There are some scattered areas of light surface rust, mostly on the bright finished parts. The action is fine. 4-45074 FS40 (750-1,150)

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577

MODIFIED WESSON & LEAVITT REVOLVER. CAL: 32. 4- 1/2” round bbl. Standard markings on top strap and lock. The hammer, bbl. latch and two nipples are replaced. No Visible SN. CONDITION: Crusty rust and moderate pitting overall. Internal lock mechanism not complete. The bore is very dark. The grips are oil soaked, chipped and scratched. 4-44752 FS47 (200-400)

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578

INSCRIBED ALLEN & THURBER PEPPERBOX. CAL: .34. 6” ribbed bbls. “John H. Taylor” engraved on top of the frame behind the hammer. SN 41 CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light to moderate pitting obscuring part of the markings. One bbl has a 1/2” lengthwise split. The grips show signs of repair but do not appear to have been sanded before re-varnishing. The bores are dark, action is good. 4-45058 FS73 (750-1,000)

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578A.

BAKER PERCUSSION PEPPERBOX. CAL. 42. Fine engraved bar hammer pepperbox with 3-3/4″ fluted bbl cluster, integral flared nipple shield with small box lock action with safety. The grip is very finely checkered 1-pc walnut with flared butt and steel butt cap with trap. The receiver, hammer, recoil shield, trigger guard and trap lid are very finely engraved with excellent English arabesque and leaf pattern engraving. The muzzle and breech ends of the bbl cluster are equally engraved. Each of the flutes has a British proof and the left side of the receiver is marked “BAKER/LONDON”. CONDITION: Fine. The bbls retain 60-70% mottled blue-gray. The receiver and hammer retain about 50% faded case colors and the butt cap about 75% stronger case colors. Excellent grip, good mechanics. 4-45811 JL467 (500-1,000)

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579

EUROPEAN MANUFACTURED AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD PINFIRE REVOLVER MARKED C.S.A. A very nice example of an 1855-65 period European made Army size pinfire revolver of the type imported for use by officer’s of the Union and Confederacy. This particular example has “C.S.A.” stamped on the right side of the frame in old English letters. The stamping, while not recognizable as any type of official mark, was done sometime during the pistol’s period of use. Approximately 9 mm, with a part round/part oct.al barrel, iron frame and grip straps, checkered walnut grips and lanyard ring on the butt. Ejecting rod is mounted on the right side of frame. Double action. The pistol is unmarked and without proof markings or serial. There is a tiny undecipherable mark between each cylinder stop. CONDITION: Excellent, much orig. blue finish remains on the cylinder and in protected areas of the frame. All other metal parts are faded to gray with light spotty pitting here and there. Mechanically excellent. 4-45421 CW (2,000-2,500)

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580

LEFAUCHEUX PINFIRE REVOLVER. CAL. 12mm. 6-1/2” part oct. bbl. Standard two-line marking on left side of bbl. Belgian proofs on cylinder. The spur of the hammer has been ground off. SN: 107356. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the cylinder and casehardening in protected places on the frame. The grips are cracked with some chips and oil stains. The bore is dark. Works double action only due to the loss of hammer spur. 4-45073 X25 (200-400)

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581

INSCRIBED SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. CAL. 32 RF. Blued finish, 6″ oct. bbl, German silver front sight and 2-pc rosewood grips. Back strap is engraved “PIONEER BRIGADE”. No indication of what this inscription refers to, but undoubtedly a Civil War Unit. SN 6397 CONDITION: Very good, plus. Bbl retains 50-60% thin orig. blue, strong in the rib gullets. Cylinder retains 70-75% thin orig. blue and frame about 60% strong orig. blue with grip frame being mostly a silver-gray. Grips are sound and retain about 90% of the orig. varnish. Excellent mechanics and strong bore with scattered pitting and dark spots. 4-45069 JL154 (1,500-3,000)

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582

SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY REVOLVER. CAL: 32RF. 6” oct. bbl. The metal surfaces have been cleaned to bright but some light pitting remains. “W.W. DUNBAR SKOWHEGAN, ME.” is scratched on the bottom of the bbl that has been chemically toned. SN 7905 CONDITION: The grips have been re-varnished. Mechanically needs adjustment. Bore is pitted. 4-45068 X22 (500-800)

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582A.

LOT OF TWO SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY REVOLVERS. CAL. 32RF. 1) SN 19967 Blued finish, 6″ keyhole bbl, 2-pc rosewood grips – Dark brown patina that may clean a lot better. Good mechanics, strong bright bore, scattered pitting. Excellent grips. 2) SN 35543 Blued finish with 6″ keyhole bbl, 2-pc rosewood grips – About good. 25-30% blue with scattered surface rust, cracked grips, dark pitted bore. Good mechanics. 4-45798; 45807 JL462 (400-700)

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583

SCARCE PRESCOTT NO. 2 REVOLVER. CAL: 32RF. 4-7/8” oct. bbl. The 2-line marking on the left side of the bbl has been struck twice. SN 20 CONDITION: All metal surfaces have been cleaned. The grips have wear on the high spots and some dents and scratches and have been revarnished. The bore is dark, action is fine. 4-45067 FS39 (500-800)

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584

SPRINGFIELD ARMS LOADING GATE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. CAL. 30RF. Brass frame spur trigger revolver with 3-1/8″ ovoid shaped bbl with German silver blade front sight, unfluted cylinder and 2-pc rosewood grips. The right side of the frame has a recess for loading the cylinder with a swing out loading gate secured with a tiny catch. There is the name “GEO. F. BARRETT” and the date “OCT. 15” scratched on the butt. SN 3405 CONDITION: Fair, the iron retains a silver gray patina with light dings on the cylinder. The frame has traces of silver in the very sheltered areas and the grips are both cracked on the bottom. The cylinder pin may be a replacement. 4-45492 JL308 (500-1,000)

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585

GRANT POCKET REVOLVER. CAL: .32RF. 5” oct. bbl. Made by William Uhlinger. This revolver is marked “W.L. GRANT” on top of the bbl. The ejector rod is an incorrect replacement. At one time there was an inscription on the back strap but only traces of it remain. SN 1250 CONDITION: Gray-brown patina mixed with moderate pitting and filing marks. The grips have tiny chips at the bottom and wear at the high spots. The bore is very dark, action is good. 4-45031 FS52 (400-600)

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586

POND SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. CAL. 32RF. Scarce nickel finish, 6″ oct. bbl and 2-pc walnut grips. SN 962 CONDITION: Good. Retains about 75% orig. nickel with scattered fine pitting around the forcing cone and top strap areas. Good mechanics, old replacement grips, hammered butt, strong dark bore. 4-45773 JL135 (300-500)

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586A.

MARTIALLY MARKED REMINGTON SPLIT BREECH CIVIL WAR SADDLE RING CARBINE. CAL. 46RF. Type one, 1 of 5000 made for the Union Army in 1865 with 20″ round bbl, small forearm with bbl band, 2-position rear sight, sling bar and ring affixed to the left side of the receiver with two cartouches and “P” proof on the left side of the wrist. NSN CONDITION: About good. Dark brown patina with some light crusty rust on the bbl and left side of the receiver. The wood is dark, dirty and very dry, in need of cleaning. The bore is strong with good shine and scattered pitting. A scarce desirable martial carbine. JL456 4-45875 (1,500-2,500)

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587

SHARPS NEW MODEL 63 SADDLE RING CARBINE. CAL. 52. Standard carbine with 22″ round bbl, German silver front sight with Sharps carbine ladder rear sight missing the slide and screw. The left side of the receiver and wrist with sling bar and ring with EAW inspector mark. The left side of the buttstock with a ribbon cartouche. SN 91447 CONDITION: Good. All the metal retains a medium-gray patina with traces of silvered case colors on the receiver and lock plate. The wood is sound with traces of orig. finish in sheltered areas, mostly a smooth hand-rubbed patina with a gouge in the comb and a slight hairline on the back on the tang. Replaced rear tang screw. Strong bore with scattered pitting. 4-45292 JL256 (1,800-2,500)

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588

SHARPS NEW MODEL 63 SADDLE RING CARBINE. CAL. 52. Standard carbine with 22″ round bbl, German silver blade front sight with Sharps ladder carbine rear sight. The left side of the receiver and wrist fitted with sling bar and ring. The left side of the bbl and other parts with inspector marks. SN C22331 CONDITION: Good to very good. The bbl is mostly a dark brown patina and is smooth and clean. The receiver has 30-40% case colors under the old brown patina and may clean even better. The lock plate and hammer are a silver-brown patina. The wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Strong bright 6-groove bore with light pitting. 4-45291 JL251 (1,500-2,500)

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589

ASSEMBLED SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. CAL. .50-70. 22” bbl. with partially removed serial number does not fit this action and leaves about 1/8” gap between the rear face and the breechblock. The forearm screw and some of the primer parts are missing. There are no inspector marks on the wood. The bbl. band is not correct. SN 46365 Non-matching. CONDITION: The bbl retains much of the heavy black under dried grease and surface rust. The action has the same grease mixed with surface rust. The hammer screw is broken off. The buttstock is cracked through the wrist. The bore is good. 4-45109 X10 (750-1,250)

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590

MODIFIED SHARPS MODEL 1874 RIFLE. CAL. approx. 40. 24” round bbl, not a Sharps bbl as it appears to be the same diameter from front to rear. The number on the tang has been drilled out but the complete number is on the forearm that was made for an oct. bbl. The lever has been crudely altered with a wielded extension. The Lyman tang sight is for a more rounded tang and is attached with one wood screw and one metal screw. There are plugged holes in the bbl where the orig. rear sight was located. A front globe type is not a Sharps product. SN C53094 CONDITION: Rust-brown patina with moderate surface rust at the front of the bbl. Gray-brown smooth patina on receiver, traces of casehardening on the lock plate. The stock is cracked from the rear of the upper tang. The forearm has some crack repairs on the left side. The grip cap has been replaced with a piece of horn. The wood still retains over half the varnish. The action is good, bore is lightly pitted but bright. 4-45107 X11 (2,500-4,500)

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591

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. CAL: .40-70. 28” oct. bbl. A letter from Dr. R.L. Moore shows that this was shipped to the “State Rifle Assn.” on September 17, 1873. Since the state was not give, we assume this was the State of Connecticut. The letter mentions that it was equipped with a fancy butt. The butt that is currently on the gun is plain with straight grain wood and has a double prong brass orig. Sharps Swiss buttplate. The lower buttplate screw hole under the butt has been filled and re-drilled. SN C,53728 CONDITION: 50% thinning blue on the bbl. with dents and gouges and some light surface rust. The action has a blue/gray patina with light pitting overall. The buttstock is modified from a military stock with a pewter inlay where the swivel plate was installed. The forearm has been reworked, glass bedded, and a non-factory metal tip installed. The serial number has been ground off the bottom of the bbl. The rear sight is a replacement. The action is good, bore has been cleaned bright but some pitting remains. 4-45176 (4,000-5,000)

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592

SHARPS BORCHARDT MILITARY MUSKET. CAL. 45-70. Standard Musket with 32″ round bbl, full-length forearm with two bbl bands and metal nose cap and a round head wiping rod under the bbl. The wood is uncheckered with straight stock and checkered steel buttplate. Usual markings on the receiver and bbl. with the inscription behind the rear sight “OLD RELIABLE”. SN 16274 CONDITION: Good to very good. The bbl retains about 75% blue-brown with scattered light surface rust and some small nicks behind the rear band. The receiver is mostly a blue-brown, thin on the right side. The forearm is sound with usual nicks and handling marks. The stock has three or four small cracks on the wrist at the receiver, otherwise retains a dark oil finish with mildew on the right side. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-45766 Z224 (1,500-2,500)

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593

SLANT BREECH SHARPS CARBINE. CAL. 54. Standard saddle ring carbine with 21-3/8″ bbl, tiny replacement brass front sight with three leaf rear sight. Uncheckered wood with single brass bbl band and brass buttplate. The left side of the receiver and bbl band are fitted with a sling bar and ring. SN None visible. CONDITION: Fair to good. All marks, legends and serial numbers have been polished off leaving the metal bright with moderate to heavy pitting at the forearm and on the lock plate and receiver. The wood is battered, dark and oil stained with some splintering at the foreend tip. The bore is strong with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-45482 JL323 (1,250-1,750)

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594

STARR CIVIL WAR CARBINE. CAL. 54. Standard Civil War carbine with 21″ bbl, pinched front sight with 2-position rear sight. The bbl and receiver with usual markings, uncheckered wood with straight stock and brass carbine buttplate. The forearm has a brass band. The left side of the chamber area with inspector marks. SN 8423 CONDITION: Fair to good. All the iron parts retain a plum-brown patina with some fine pitting on the floor plate. The wood is worn and battered with several cracks on the wrist and small losses from the forearm at the bbl channel. Strong dark bore that may clean. Missing the nipple. 4-45481 JL324 (1,250-1,750)

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595

FOURTH MODEL BURNSIDE CIVIL WAR CARBINE. CAL. 54. Standard carbine with 21″ round bbl. pinched front sight with 2-position rear sight. Standard type with guide screw in the right side of receiver and sling bar and ring on the left side. Complete with wooden forearm and bbl band. SN 27228 CONDITION: Good. No orig. finish remains being an even brown patina with fine rust pitting over all the exposed metal surfaces. Wood is sound with minor nicks and dings and a dark oiled finish. Chamber has an empty brass cartridge case logged into it. Strong bright bore. 4-45700 JL179 (1,500-2,500)

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596

SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. CAL. 50. Standard carbine with 20″ round bbl, square pedestal front sight and ladder carbine rear sight, fitted with Stabler cutoff. The left side of the stock and receiver fitted with a sling, ring and bar. The wood is uncheckered with straight stock and carbine buttplate. SN 23786 CONDITION: Good to very good. The metal retains a mottled brown patina overall with traces of silvered case colors on the receiver. The buttstock has a hairline on the left side at the buttplate over the magazine hole. Otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of a refinish. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-45290 JL249 (1,500-2,000)

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597

SHARPS & HANKINS CARBINE. CAL. .54. 24” bbl. Missing safety, rear sight slide and sling swivel. The lever catch is broken, the rear sight is bent, the leather covering on the bbl is unstitched and missing one ear at the rear. The numbers do not match. SN 5196. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall with some spots, light to heavy pitting. The leather cover is badly chipped and missing small pieces. The stock is cracked length-wise but is otherwise good. The bore is poor, action is good. 4-45078 FS9 (700-1,100)

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598

BALLARD DUAL IGNITION RIFLE. CAL. 44RF/PERC. Manufactured by Merwin & Bray, standard rifle with 28″ oct. bbl sling swivels, replaced front sight blade, broken rear sight with a dovetail added on the tang and the sight missing. Built with manual extractor. The wood is uncheckered with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. SN 17768 CONDITION; About good. The bbl retains a medium brown patina with scattered heavy rust pitting. The receiver is a dark gray brown patina with light rust pitting. The left side of receiver has an unexplained 1/4″ hole. Forearm has two repaired cracks and all the wood retains a dark amateur finish. The stock has a grain check at the buttplate. Strong dark bore with a slight ring, may clean. 4-45360 JL250 (400-700)

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599

TOWER MODEL 1858 MUSKET. CAL. 62. 39” bbl, lock plate date 1861. Missing the sling swivels, rear lock plate screw and rear sight slide. The rear bbl band and ramrod are replacements. NSN CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall with moderate pitting at the rear of the bbl. The wood has been lightly sanded and refinished. The bore is pitted, action is good. 4-44774 FS7 (300-600)

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600

ALTERED MAYNARD PRIMED MUSKET. CAL: .69. 32-3/16” bbl. The Maynard lock carries a standard 4-line Remington mark at the tail. The bbl is marked with small “V” and “P” marks about 2” in front of the breech. The breech is stamped “U.S.N.” over the pitting. The tang has been filed and re-dated 1856. The tang screw and bbl. bands each carry on number 1 with a number on the rear band being over the number 24. There is a screw plug on top of the bbl.8” in front of the breech. The number 1 also appears on the trigger guard, buttplate and sideplate. There are numerous “inspector” marks on the left side of the wood including a small “USN”. NSN CONDITION: The metal is a gray patina with light to moderate pitting and signs of filing especially at the breech. The front sight bead and ramrod have been altered. The stock has been lightly sanded and refinished. The lock is good. The bore is poor. 4-44770 X1 (500-1,000)

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600A.

NORWICH CIVIL WAR RIFLE MUSKET. CAL. 58. Standard musket with 40″ bbl, lock plate marked “US NORWICH” with the date of 1863 on both lock plate and breech end of the bbl. The left side flat of the stock has two fine cartouches and an oval cartouche with a Norwich, CT marking. CONDITION: About good. Mottled silver-gray patina with light pitting, sound wood, some light chemical streaking and pitted trigger guard. 4-45861 JL452 (800-1,200)

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600B.

EUROPEAN PERCUSSION MILITARY MUSKET. CAL. about 60. Probably French or Belgian and possibly Confederate used with 37″ oct. to round bbl. Modified square base front sight and 2-position rear sight with four apertures. Iron furniture, 3- bbl bands with tulip head ramrod. The lock is marked “862” in front of the hammer and modified fleur di lis behind the hammer. There is a name stamped on the top flat of the breech that appears to be “TH./EBERL” and the number 20 is on the left flat. The wood is European hardwood. CONDITION: Good, plus. Retains a cleaned gray finish with scattered light pitting. Very good wood and good mechanics. 4-45870 JL453 (750-2,250)

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600C.

EUROPEAN PERCUSSION MILITARY MUSKET. CAL. about 60. Probably French or Belgian and possibly Confederate used with 37″ oct. to round bbl. Modified square base front sight Iron furniture, 3- bbl bands with tulip head ramrod. The lock is marked “860” in front of the hammer and modified fleur di lis behind the hammer. The sideplate is marked “669” and the left flat is marked “115HMY”. The wood is European hardwood. CONDITION: Good, retains a cleaned gray finish with scattered light pitting, missing the rear sight. Very good wood and good mechanics. 4-45867 JL454 (500-1,500)

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600D.

JENKS FLINTLOCK MUSKET. CAL. 69. Standard 1808 pattern with 44-1/2″ bbl, three iron bands with front sight on the rear of the split front band, bayonet lug on the bottom at the muzzle with button head ramrod. Sling loops attached to the middle band and on the trigger plate in front of the trigger guard. The lock plate is marked “JENKS’S/RI/1813” vertically behind the hammer and with an eagle over US in front of the hammer. Appears to have an eagle proof at the breech end of the bbl. The buttstock has an old stamping of “FC” or “FG” just in front of the buttplate. CONDITION: Good. Should clean better being a dark brown patina over all the metal surfaces and very dark dirty wood. 4-45823 JL458 (1,250-1,750)

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600E.

S.N. & W.T.C CIVIL WAR MUSKET. CAL. 58. Standard musket with 40″ bbl, 1863 dated lock plate and bbl. Marked “FOR MASSACHUSETTS” with tulip head ramrod. CONDITION: Good. The metal with a cleaned gray patina, the wood is sound with old crackled varnish, may clean better. 4-45862 JL455 (800-1,200)

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601

UNMARKED BRAND TYPE WHALING GUN WITH LANCE. CAL. 7/8”. 20” part oct. bbl, wooden stock. The iron lance is 17” long and has remains of the wire wrap on the tail. NSN CONDITION: Metal surfaces are heavily pitted and have a very dark patina. The wood is badly damaged and shows numerous repairs with copper strap overlays and some wood filler. 4-45097 X7 (1,500-2,500)

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602

UNMARKED BRAND TYPE WHALING GUN WITH LANCE. CAL. 7/8”. 20” part oct. bbl, iron stock. The 18-3/4″ lance has an altered iron tip, brass body and iron tail. Part of a lead (?) cover with wire wrap remains. Notches are cut about 1 5/8” back from the tip. SN 10. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall with moderate pitting. 4-45098 X8 (2,000-3,000)

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604

FINE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FIELD GRADE OFFICER’S FROCK COAT. A tailor made field grade officer’s uniform, finely tailored by Hatfield & Sons, New York for a Civil War officer ranked Major to Colonel. Manufactured of fine black wool broadcloth with a double breasted front having two rows of 7- buttons down the breast and three cuff sized buttons on each of the functional cuffs. Each of the matched buttons are back-marked “Shannon, Miller & Crane, New York.” Each shoulder is fitted with cloth covered hardware for dress epaulets. No evidence of shoulder strap insignia exists. The interior is lined with dark green polished cotton, heavily quilted at the breast. Each sleeve is lined with fine off-white colored silk. The bottom edge of the tails are un-hemmed and there are two pockets in the tails, and one in each breast. A marvelous example of a tailor made officer’s uniform frock coat from the Civil War period. CONDITION: Excellent. Virtually no mothing exists, just some light fading and staining at seams and edges from light use and storage. The interior finishes are magnificent. 4-45400 CW (6,000-8,000)

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605

FINE AMERICAN MILITARY INDIAN WAR PERIOD STAFF CAPTAIN’S UNDRESS UNIFORM SACK COAT. An excellent example of a non-regulation staff officer’s fatigue uniform coat manufactured by private tailor “John G. Haas, Lancaster, Pa.” and so tagged at the back of the neck. This finely tailored and made officer’s coat is of black wool with dark green tape edge decoration at the edges of the fall-front collar and down the breast. The five-button front has Horstmann marked 3-piece U.S. staff officer buttons. The functional cuffs have three buttons each. The sack type coat is straight without vents and is only partially lined at the breast and shoulders. Sleeves are lined in a striped white polished cotton. The interior has flat felled seams with all edges trimmed in dark green silk. There are two large interior pockets. Each shoulder bears its orig. Captain of Staff shoulder strap rank insignia. An excellent example of finely made (and costly) American Indian War period officers fatigue coat. CONDITION: Excellent. The coat has only minor moth spots here and there. The edge trim is worn a bit at the top breast. All buttons match and are orig., the label is clear. 4-45403 CW (1,000-1,500)

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606A.

AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD STAFF OFFICER’S KEPI. A very nice late example of an officer’s kepi circa 1880-90. Of dark blue wool broadcloth with a low profile. The front rise measures 1.25″ with a 4″ back seam. The headband is decorated with a single strand of gilt wire and the front has an old English “U.S.” embroidered in silver wire within a gold wreath directly on the hat (not an applied patch). The brim is of tarred leather and the decorative chin strap of gold roping. The interior is lined in a ribbed brown cotton with a narrow leather sweatband. CONDITION: Very good, the body of the hat shows little wear and no mothing. The tarred leather visor has much surface cracking and old paper stuck to the surface from poor storage. 4-45404 CW (500-700)

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607

AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD GREAT COAT. Dating to the period 1880-90, a privately made caped overcoat non-regulation made for a state national guard. Dbl-breasted, 6-button down each side. The cape has 8 cuff sized buttons. One button on each sleeve and 2 at the rear waist. Dark blue wool. The lining of the cape is white cotton twill. The exterior of the cape is faded lightly. The interior lining is black shiny satin twill. Fully lined to the bottom of the skirts. There is an embroidered tag sewn above the left pocket reading “DeMoulin Bros. & Co. Greenville Ill.” The sleeve lining is the same as the interior body. A hanging chain is present in the back of the collar above a sewn in square tag embroidered “28.” A cotton printed size tag is inside the interior pocket marked with the manufacturer’s name and “Chest 36″. There are two brass hook & eye closures at the neck. Buttons are back marked. “Waterbury Button Co. Conn.” CONDITION: Light wear overall, some fading, particularly to the cape. Very good. 4-45247 CW (500-800)

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608

RARE CASED SET OF AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERIOD MEDICAL STAFF DRESS EPAULETS. A wonderful cased pair of extremely rare field grade Civil War medical staff officer’s dress epaulets. Both are made of gilt cloth with heavy twisted wire fringe and gilt brass crescents. Each bears an early period 2-piece high domed eagle button. The gilt embroidered pillows are ornately decorated with a laurel leaf wreath encircling a the silver embroidered old English letters “M.S.” The undersides are of bright red patent leather with red silk pads and brass hardware. The rank insignia, once pinned to each shoulder board is now missing. The set of extra rich epaulets are cased in a japanned tin case with an oval interior compartment, hinged lid and closing latch. No markings are found. CONDITION: Fine, the epaulets show very little tarnish and remain quite bright. Each shoulder board shows the evidence of pinned rank insignia, now missing. The undersides are excellent. The tin case is also excellent with light exterior scratching and minor losses to finish. 4-45409 CW (3,500-4,500)

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609

FINE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S CASED DRESS CHAPEAU. A rarely seen piece of important Civil War headgear. A fine dress chapeau manufactured and marked “The Warnock Uniform Company/ 19 & 21 W. 31st St./New York” both in the case and interior of crown. The beaver felt hat stands 5” tall with two wide silk ribbons laid diagonally across the front and a tilted cockade of pleated black silk ribbon overlaid by a rectangular gilt cloth badge with an embroidered spreadwinged eagle and stars, secured by a three piece U.S. staff officer’s button at the base. Each tip of the chapeau is adorned with a large gilt wire tassel. The entire hat is overlaid with three black ostrich plumes. The interior has a 1 3/4″ wide cordovan leather sweat band and the crown is lined in quilted black silk marked in gold by the maker. The chapeau is held in a japanned tin case. CONDITION: Excellent. The chapeau shows little wear and is quite sharp. The case shows light scratching to exterior surfaces. 4-45410 CW (1,500-2,000)

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610

SUPERB PAIR OF CIVIL WAR DIARIES BELONGING TO JAMES H. ROBSON, CO. E, 8TH NEW YORK CAVALRY. These two diaries are complete, mostly in period ink and record Robson’s war experiences beginning on January 1, 1862 and continuing through December 31, 1862 in one diary and other begins January 1, 1864 and finishes on December 31, 1864. Much other information, cash accounts, list of officers, etc. are present in both. Both are kept in an old (not Civil War period) denim case. 1) The 1862 diary is in a leather bound book with closing strap embossed “Diary 1862.” Inside the front cover is “James H. Robson/Johnsons Creek/Niagra, Co./NY.” Also recorded are his revolver serial numbers (appears that he had two at different times). Each day recorded in period ink starts with the weather and two or three sentences of activities. He records the receipt of Sharps carbines, new caps, uniform items, etc. along the way. Notes on the battle of Winchester and Harpers Ferry are noted around May, and September. There is much about saber drill, changes in regimental commanders and general statements about health, etc. A cash account is kept in the rear with a complete roster of Co. E, 8th Regt. N.Y. Cavalry. CONDITION: The leather cover is torn in a couple of places, pages are lightly foxed and yellowed from age. All handwriting is clear and exceptionally legible. 2) The second diary is paper bound and titled “Daily Pocket Remembrancer 1864” Robson’s writing is much the same here. He begins with picket duty near Warrenton, Culpeper and on to Cedar Mountain. Records battle action at Hanover Junction and Malvern Hill. He talks of being wounded on a charge toward the Nottowa River, then off toward Petersburg, etc. A lot of small battle action here, railroad destruction, taking and guarding Rebs., etc. CONDITION: Only the back cover remains, pages are dog eared and a few are loose but none missing. A wonderful pair of Union cavalry diaries, well executed in ink, very legible and full of lots of interesting information and battle accounts. 4-45225 CW (2,000-3,000)

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611

AMERICAN MILITIA INFANTRY CHAPEAU. A good example of an early American militia period chapeau being a 10″ tall bi-corn Infantry officer’s chapeau made of beaver skin. The front face is decorated with two, 2″ wide woven decorative silk bands positioned diagonally. The center is decorated with a large silk cockade measuring 7″ in diameter and overlaid with four strands of twisted decorative silver wire braid secured by a single silver ball type button at the base. The frontal decoration is finished with a silver wire tassel on a string which falls below the base of the hat. The back side of the chapeau is plain. All interior finishes are missing. A classic early American militia chapeau dating to the period 1815-1830. CONDITION: Fair. While the chapeau presents a wonderfully aged appearance, there are numerous breaks at the edges with minor losses to beaver felt. The outside surfaces are worn smooth and all decorative material is worn with edges tattered. No interior lining remains. 4-45411 CW (1,400-1,600)

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612

AMERICAN INDIAN WAR PERIOD OFFICER’S DRESS CHAPEAU. Conforming to the 1872 regulation, this officer’s chapeau stands 4 1/2″ high and is made of beaver felt with two diagonally set silk ribbon decorations. Each tip is adorned with gilt wire tassels and the entire hat is overlaid with two black ostrich plumes. The front bears a large oval black silk cockade surmounted by a rectangular gilt embroidered badge with an applied brass eagle insignia and a 3-piece U.S. Staff officer’s button. The interior is of quilted black silk with an inset crown of black silk. The crown is stamped “Warnock & Co..New York…” in gold ink. CONDITION: Very good, the hat shows light wear with minor fraying to edges and interior lining. 4-45401 CW (500-700)

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613

LOT OF TWO EARLY MILITARY DRESS HATS. 1) EUROPEAN MILITARY DRESS CHAPEAU. A beaver skin dress military chapeau circa 1860-90 standing 6 1/2 ” tall with a beaver felt body and 2 1/4″ wide band of silk ribbon on the edges. Each tip bears a large rosette of concentric gilt wire circles with a double headed eagle seal in the center. The front has a double wide gilt braid band secured with a two piece military button bearing the symbol of a crested double headed eagle. The interior is lined in white silk with a makers mark now illegible and a 2 1/4″ wide sweat band. CONDITION: Fair, the hat shows much use and uncleaned dust from years of storage. Edges are tattered but the chapeau is strong without breaks or fractures. 2) LATE PERIOD ENGLISH TRI-CORN HAT. A beaver skin traditional tri-corn hat dating to the period 1900-1930. Typical and traditional fine British made ceremonial tri-corn of beaver felt with a 1 1/2 ” wide gilt cloth ribbon trim to all outside edges. The back turned brim has a double ribbon band running vertically and terminating in a gilt cloth covered button. The interior is lined in fancy creme colored silk with a gathered crown and quilted sweatband. Maker marked “Tress & Co., London”. CONDITION: Very good with wear to beaver felt, light staining to interior lining. The threads securing the two front flaps to the crown are broken. 4-45412; 45414 CW (850-1,000)

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614

CIVIL WAR BATTLE RATTLE. Wooden construction noise maker, round, about 9″ long overall with a 3″ dia. ball on the end covered with lead sheathing secured with copper nails. CONDITION: Very good. Body retains most of its old red paint. The flapper possibly has an old repair. The lead is oxidized, everything works fine. 4-45178 JL343 (200-350)

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615

US MEXICAN WAR MILITIA OFFICER’S BELT AND TWO- PIECE BUCKLE. Cast brass and gold washed 2-pc waist belt plate c. 1840 in high Victorian style. The tongue has a spread-winged eagle and is inset into a frame with scrolls and oak leaves, somewhat crudely cast. The belt is of bridle leather painted white with a red scalloped, applied lather border. Typical of those belts worn for dress by militia officers of the period. CONDITION: Good. Belt plate shows medium to dark patina with gilt highlights. The belt is flexible but heavily worn. Approximately 50% of the red scalloped edging lost and much surface cracking and faded color. 4-44022 CW23 (600-800)

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616

INCREDIBLE GROUP OF ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD CONFEDERATE BURIAL SITE RELICS EXCAVATED NEAR “THE SUNKEN ROAD.”. Recovered in the early 1960’s from a section of privately owned land just behind “The Sunken Road” on the Antietam Battlefield (Maryland), these relics are obviously from a grave site containing several Confederate soldiers. The lot consists of two large sections of preserved cloth, one a homespun butternut colored wool and the other a from a linen shirt. There are pieces of shoes, leather belts, a cap box, bayonet scabbard, belt with Confederate brass “wishbone” tongue frame buckle, various buttons, a lead canteen spout and other interesting relics. Included are the relics of a pair of brogans with X-ray film showing the possible inclusion of human bone inside. An extremely rare collection from a burial trench near one of the hardest fought sections of a great American Civil War battlefield. CONDITION: All pieces are excavated and show heavy corrosion and deterioration. The cloth is a remarkable survivor!! With a little cleaning and preservative treatment, these wonderful relics would make an historic and impressive exhibit. The Confederate cloth, leather and frame buckle are worth bidding on it alone. 4-45264 CW (3,500-5,000)

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617

LOT OF CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S EMBROIDERED SHOULDER STRAP INSIGNIA. The lot consists of three pair and one single as follows: 1) Triple deluxe pair of 2nd Lieutenant of Staff shoulder straps. This pair has triple bordered edges and measure 2 1/8″ X 5.” Black velvet center. Open backs with sewn edges and paper backing. CONDITION: Excellent, gold embroidery is dull, velvet centers are dark and unfaded. Some minor loss to paper backing. 2) Double rich pair of 2ND Lieutenant of Cavalry should straps. This pair has double embroidered borders and measures 1 1/2″ X 4 3/4.” The centers are yellow velvet with sewn backs and coarse woven linen backing. CONDITION: Fine, the embroidery is tight, a few loose stitches here and there, the velvet centers retain a dull yellow color. 3) Standard deluxe Major of Staff shoulder straps made by Horstmann Bros. & Co. Philadelphia. A nice pair with single embroidered edges, black velvet centers and gilt oak leaf rank insignia. These have leather backs with gold embossing showing a standing liberty figure with the Horstmann company name above and below. The leather backs have integral brass folding attachment pins. A very rare marked pair. CONDITION: Good, one strap shows mothing in three places, the other is fine. All embroidery is dark. The leather backs and attachment pins are fine. 4) Single (one strap only) standard strap for Captain of Infantry. Single border embroidery on light blue wool centers with two captain’s bars at each end. The back is sewn with a tarred canvas insert. CONDITION: Shows wear with a couple of small breaks in border. 4-45215; 45221 CW (1,500-2,500)

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618

LOT OF AMERICAN MILITARY LEATHER, BINOCULARS, TELESCOPE AND KEPI. A mixed lot of the following U.S. Military items: 1) Civil War U.S. officer’s sword belt and plate. Bridle leather sword belt with Model 1851 eagle belt plate. The belt has two sword straps with brass clips, the belt plate is a cast brass Model 1851 eagle plate with narrow tongue. CONDITION: Fair, the leather is extremely dry and powdery with red rot. Some preservative treatment will help this belt a great deal. Leather is flexible but in need of a lot of attention. The belt plate is dark and uncleaned. 2) U.S. Indian War period Palmer brace system. Patented backpack brace system adopted by the U.S. Government in 1879. Leather shoulder pad and straps. CONDITION: Very good, leather is lightly flaked, and a bit dry. The brace is strong and flexible, however. 3) U.S. Indian War saber hanger. 1872 sword hanger with brass belt hook and two sword straps. CONDITION: Very good, leather is a bit dry and slightly crackled but still strong. 4) Civil War period brass telescope measures 6 3/4″ closed and 18 1/2″ fully extended. Outer bbl is covered in leather. The type widely used by officers during the Civil War. CONDITION: Excellent, leather covering is about mint, brass is a bit tarnished, optics are excellent. 5) Civil War period binoculars. A very nice pair of early binoculars, unmarked with brass frame and barrels. Sun shades and extending eye pieces are painted black, body is brass. CONDITION: Excellent, uncleaned with medium patina overall. They operate well and optics are excellent. 6) Union kepi. An extremely well made reproduction kepi probably from the early 1970’s. Its construction is authentic in every detail except the use of Indian war period chin strap buttons. On the crown is a felt corps badge, authentic artillery insignia and the number “8.” This kepi could easily fool the most experienced collector. The sweat band, buttons and a few other minor details are giveaways! 4-45209, 45195, 45205, 45192, 45252 CW (600-800)

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619

GOOD LOT OF CIVIL WAR AND EARLIER NEWSPAPERS, DOCUMENTS, ENVELOPES, PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINT AND DISCHARGE, ETC. A mixed lot consisting of early newspapers dated NY: 1812, Phila.:1803, N.Y.:1862, Norfolk (Va.): 1812 and Rochester:1864. Three full color Civil War patriotic envelopes; Confederate $10 bill, Discharge for Wm. H. Ely, 8th NY(1861), Discharge for Chas. A. Stewart 77th NY (1864) and framed discharge for Charles McKill, 15th U.S. Infantry (1877). U.S. Military Telegraph to Lt. Col. Easton (re: horses, mules and wagons for artillery) from Nashville. 1882 print of Libby Prison (Barlow, Richmond, Va.) In old Victorian frame. Framed albumen photograph (image size 6″ X 8″) of senior officer and his staff of five and two civilian gentleman standing on a white painted columned porch. CdV of a seated woman “Belle F. Robins Scott, 1864.” Quarter plate tintype of a standing Zouave soldier in front of painted backdrop, cased. Sixth plate tintype of standing infantryman, no case. Sixth plate tintype of seated soldier with half case and thumbnail tintype of soldier, cased. CONDITION: A good to very good, newspapers are well preserved, envelopes are crisp, Confederate $10 note is poor with tape repairs, discharges are all very good. Albumen is very nice, frame is poor. All tintypes are dark but images are visible. The standing Zouave is clear with unfortunate flexing and surface scratching…was once a great image, now just OK. 4-45232; CW (1,000-1,500)

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620

COLLECTION OF U.S. CIVIL WAR INFANTRY ENLISTEDMAN’S ACCOUTERMENTS. A group of Civil War leather gear with bayonet and canteen as follows: 1) Civil War enlisted man’s waist belt and plate. Black bridle leather waist belt with brass keeper and oval lead filled, stamped brass “US” belt plate. CONDITION: Fair, leather is very dry and belt is broken in two places. Nice uncleaned belt plate. 2) 58 caliber cartridge box and plate. Standard U.S. Model 1855 musket box, unmarked. Black leather with excavated cartridge box plate affixed to front flap. CONDITION: Good, leather is dry and surface cracked but most seams are strong. Closing tab is split, cartridge tins are missing but belt straps are good. 3) Percussion cap pouch. Black leather pouch with illegible makers mark on inner flap. Two thin belt loops on reverse. CONDITION: Fair, leather is dry and crackled, interior wool and pick are missing. 4) Colt pistol cartridge box. Small black leather pouch for the .44 caliber Colt Army pistol cartridges. Single flap with two belt loops. CONDITION: Fair, leather is dry and flaked on the edges. 5) Civil War 58 caliber bayonet and scabbard. Standard 58 caliber bayonet marked “US” with dot over top and “F” below. Leather scabbard with brass tip and riveted belt loop. CONDITION: Very good. The bayonet has a light gray patina with no pitting. The scabbard is strong with light flexing. 6) Civil War tin “bull’s-eye” canteen. A nice example of the standard U.S. “bull’s-eye” type canteen. No cover, stopper or chain. Lead spout marked “Porter & Sons/Phila.”, three strap guides. It is accompanied by a short leather, buckled strap which may not be period. CONDITION: The cover, stopper and chain are missing. The body of the canteen has only a few minor dents. The strap is very good and flexible. 4-45191, 45208, 45204, 45207, 45210, 45199 CW (1,500-2,000)

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621

LOT OF CARTRIDGES, EXCAVATED BULLETS AND BULLET MOLD. An interesting lot which contains many rare Civil War and later cartridges (100 or more) including a group of 10+ Sharps linen cartridges, a Civil War bullet in wood, numerous large caliber (45/70, 50/70) cartridges, a box (not full) of .41 Swiss cartridges, a few early small and large caliber revolver cartridges and a number of Civil War bullets both Union and Confederate. The lot is completed by a large iron bullet mold for a rifle bullet approximately 45 caliber. CONDITION: Good, a few of the fragile paper and cloth cartridges are broken, most brass cartridges are in good shape. The excavated bullets are oxidized and the bullet mold is pitted. 4-45226, 45229, 45227, 45198, 45260 CW (300-600)

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622

LOT OF TWO PAIRS OF INDIAN WARS SHOULDER BOARDS. 1) Pair of American Indian War Period Dress Russian Enlisted Shoulder Knot Rank Insignia. A matched pair of Russian shoulder knots (circa 1880-90) with dark blue wool pads having the numeral “2″ embroidered in gold on each. The knots are of gilt cloth wire each with a general service eagle button. The undersides are of black wool with brass hardware. CONDITION: Excellent. 2) Rare pair of American Indian War period medical officer’s Russian shoulder knot rank insignia. A matched pair of shoulder knots (circa 1880-90) with black wool pads having captain’s rank insignia embroidered in silver wire framing the old English letters “M.D.” in the center of each. Knots are of gilt cloth wire. The undersides are of black wool with nickel plated brass hardware marked “Warnock & Co.” 4-45402 (500-800)

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622A

PRE CIVIL WAR OFFICERS’ EPAULETS. Pr of early American Militia Infantry officer’s epaulets. A very nice pair of early (circa 1830-40) Infantry field officer’s dress epaulets. Silver embroidered pr of epaulets with silver-plated crescents, heavy gauge fringe and American eagle 1-pc buttons. Undersides are of tin with white silk padding. CONDITION: Good, they are uncleaned and present a very good appearance with some minor dents in silver-plated crescents, all embroidery is strong. The undersides show wear and are a bit tattered. 4-45413 (300-500)

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622B

PAIR OF EUROPEAN PUTTEES. Pair of wool leggings. Probably European, very well made pair of light brown or tan colored wool leggings or puttees with 6 composite buttons each circa 1900-1920. Each is partially lined with an unbleached cotton material. Unmarked. CONDITION: Near mint, shows little or no use. CONDITION: 4-45406 (100-200)

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623

LOT OF TWO AMERICAN SOCKET BAYONETS, SCABBARDS AND BELT. 1) US .58 caliber socket bayonet, unmarked in a partial later steel scabbard. CONDITION: Good, all metal is dark and uncleaned, inappropriate scabbard is stuck on bayonet blade. 2) US 45-70 caliber socket bayonet and scabbard. Late scabbard brass “U.S.” rosette and belt hook. The bayonet is secured to a late period brown leather belt with a cast brass U.S. Navy officer’s 2-piece tongue and wreath type belt plate. CONDITION: Fair. Bayonet shows much orig. blue, now faded dark. The scabbard is fair with a tear in the leather frog and the belt is very strong, the 2 piece belt plate is very nice. 4-45407; 45405 CW (200-300)

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624

LOT OF AMERICAN EPAULETS, HAT CORDS AND BUGLE. A mixed lot of Civil War and earlier goods as follows: 1) Pr of Civil War Enlisted Brass Shoulder Scales: Standard issue stamped brass shoulder scales for the artillery or cavalry jacket. This set retains its mounting hardware. CONDITION: Very good, one still retains its leather covered back, leather is missing from the other. Brass is cleaned bright. 2) Pr of pre-Civil War junior officer’s fringe epaulets. Gilt wire and cloth dress epaulets with narrow wire fringe, braided gilt cloth tops and stamped brass crescents. The undersides are covered in yellow fabric and both retain their orig. paper oval label reading “Hartley & Graham/19 Maiden Lane/New-York.” CONDITION: A little rough around the edges with some fraying and tarnish. Paper labels and undersides are nice. 3) Two Officer’s Slouch Hat Cords. One appears to be a good Civil War period example regulation style in black and gold. The second is probably a bit later but is made of extra rich heavy gold cording, with large acorn ends. CONDITION: Both are in fine condition with the gold cloth now dull. 4) Small Cavalry type bugle. Brass measuring only 10 1/4″ long, single loop, turned bell, and mouthpiece secured to the body by a chain. The bugle is unmarked and probably dates to the Spanish-American War period. CONDITION: Excellent, dark and uncleaned overall but very nice with only minor small denting. Initials marked on the outside and inside of bell. 4-45203, 45250, 45261, 45216 CW (700-1,000)

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625

MIXED LOT OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIER’S PERSONAL ITEMS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUTTONS. A nice lot of smaller objects, most of which were typically carried by the common Civil War soldier. The lot consists of, 2 folding pocket knives, one an early horn gripped knife, the other a wooded gripped “penny” knife. 1 brass fleam with three blades, 2 war-dated Indian Head pennies, 1 straight razor, 1 ornate brass jaw harp, 1 “Army” percussion cap tin, 1 primer tin, a very nice folding knife, fork, spoon combination, Civil War period eyeglasses. Included also is a small silver cased set of tiny dice with card faces printed on them, very unusual. The buttons consist of a small lot of “navy” blazer type buttons, a group of tin back U.S. staff buttons and a lot of brass flat coin buttons. Finally, there is one stamped brass eagle militia cap device circa 1840, one Jeff Davis Hardee hat insignia and one small (possibly French) infantry horn insignia. CONDITION: All pieces are in very good to excellent condition. 4-45235 CW (500-600)

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626

LOT OF CIVIL WAR CAVALRY ACCOUTERMENTS IDENTIFIED TO A TROOPER IN THE 8TH NEW YORK CAVALRY. A nice small lot of difficult to find cavalry accouterments accompanied by some documentation to the 8TH NY Cavalry as follows: 1) Pr of Civil War enlisted man’s brass spurs and straps. A nice matched pair of plain cast brass spurs. An unmarked pair with iron rowels and their orig. leather straps and buckles. CONDITION: Very good, the spurs have a nice medium patina, the straps are heavily worn. 2) Pair of Civil War McClellan saddle bags. Brown leather saddle bags with cross-over strap. Each has a large outer flap with strap and buckle closure. Each flap is marked “Lacey, Meeker & Co./Bridgeport, CT” in an oval cartouche. The saddle bags are accompanied by the obituary of Murganzy Hopkins, a former member of the 8th New York Cavalry. CONDITION: Good, the bags are quite dry and flaking here and there. A little preservative treatment would do wonders. The identification needs research. 3) Pair of Civil War saddle holsters. A large pair of Civil War period revolver holsters with their orig. flaps. The bodies of each holster measures 13″ long with heavy brass caps and brass closure finials. The flaps (now separated but complete) are of fine Russian leather backed with a heavy cloth material. The Hopkins (8th NY Cav.) obituary accompanies this pair of rare holsters as well. CONDITION: Leather is dry and untouched. The outer flaps are separated from the holster bodies. Some minor seam separation and scuffing, and cracking to the leather. 4-45193, 45196, 45206 CW (2,500-3,000)

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627

INLAID PAINTED MARCHING DRUM POSSIBLY CIVIL WAR ERA. This great mahogany drum, believed to be from the Civil War era and features mahogany shell and mahogany rims. It also has paint decorated hoops made with ash and what appears to be a free-hand paint decoration on the shell together with what appears to be bone or ivory insert on the vent hole. A very similar drum acquired from the same source has a maker’s label on the inside (this specific drum does not have the maker’s label but is obviously made by the same maker). The label on the other drum reads “Henry Eisele, Successor to William Sempe Manufacturers of the Bass and Snare Drums 209 & 211 Grand Street, New York N.B. Drum heads, Sticks, Cords, and etc. Constantly on Hand”. SIZE: 17″ dia. x 11″ h. CONDITION: The skin on one side is split, the other side of the drum appears to be good. The leather fibers that go across the surface of the drum are frayed and the drum is somewhat soiled and shows handling marks, but it is generally in good structural condition. 8-86955 (1,500-2,500)

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628

CIVIL WAR ERA BASE DRUM. Small size drum, 24″ dia. x 13-3/16” wide, wooden bodied with brass and iron tacks. The wood rims are 1-13/16″ wide in their old red paint and have their orig. ropes with leather tighteners. The inside of the drum is marked in old ink writing “SNOREANCE BLAKE/DRUM MAKER/FARMINGTON FALLS/ME”. CONDITION: The heads are fine. The body is stained and soiled but intact retaining most of an old revarnish. The rims are fine and retain 75-80% orig. red paint. A fine Civil War era drum. 4-45391 JL374 (1,000-1,500)

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629

CONFEDERATE USED POCKET WATCH. Gold hunter case key wind pocket watch with an early wood fired locomotive engraved on the cover with surrounding floral and arabesque pattern and engraving. The back cover is engraved “TGR TO S.W. RABB”. The inside back cover is engraved “JOHN WATT RABB/SON OF JOHN GLAZIER RABB/WAS KILLED IN THE BATTLE OF GAINES/MILLS, VA., JUNE 30-1862, WEARING/THIS WATCH, AND CARRYING THE/COLORS OF THE 6TH SOUTH CAROLINAS/REGIMENT”. This is a 16 size watch with single spring loaded cover. This cataloger was unable to open the inside cover to determine the number of jewels or the maker. The dial is unmarked. This watch is accompanied by invoices of sale and a letter from Sumpter Military Antiques dated 1-31-96 transferring it to someone named Thomas. Also accompanying are two packets of copies of archival muster rolls of the 6th Reg’t So. Carolina Infantry listing J.W. Rabbs service beginning in April 1861, appointed Sargent in June 1861 and listing as killed in the battle of Frazers Farm Virginia November 29th 1862. There is also an entry that shows J.W. Rabb as having been killed in the seven days battle in Richmond, VA June 27-30 1862. There are other numerous entries regarding this individual. CONDITION: The cover shows moderate wear. The front cover does not close securely as the inside bezel does not lock down. The back cover closes but does not latch securely. 4-45162 JL344 (2,250-2,750)

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630

HISTORICAL COLT POCKET REVOLVER WITH DOCUMENTS. CAL: 31. 5” oct. bbl. The back strap is engraved “M.A. Sweetman 114th O.V.I.” Extensive documentation accompanies this lot including copies of his service and pension records, etc. There is also a 25 x 18” gold frame with his discharge certificate, carte des visites, two GAR medals with ribbon, and two patriotic postcards. SN 226485 CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate to heavy pitting on iron surfaces. The front end of the loading lever and the rammer are replacements. The grips show repairs at the toe and have been sanded and refinished. The gold colored frame is like new. Bore is heavily pitted, action is good. 4-45166 FS82 (2,000-3,000)

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631

PAINTING OF CONFEDERATE NAVAL ENGAGEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO XANTHUS SMITH. This sepia-tone oil on artist board or paper painting depicts a Civil War engagement between a Confederate fort and a large group of Federal iron-clad ships. While we are not certain where this is, it is very possibly Fort Fisher in North Carolina. It is known that in this Naval engagement a number of new iron-sided ships were used in the attack on the fort. The painting is literally filled with incredible activity, excitement and chaos. The painting is unsigned, however we attribute it to Xanthus Smith. Smith was born in Philadelphia in 1839 and at the outbreak of the Civil War, joined the Union Navy. While on the ship Wabash, Smith created a number of drawings and sketches, as well as paintings of Union ships. Some were done as commissions for fellow shipmates and officers. Many of his paintings were of ships and/or Naval related scenes. Sight Size: Approx. 20″ X 13-1/2″. CONDITION: The painting is in generally very good condition with some overall soiling that should clean reasonably well. There are a couple of small, but not detracting, paper losses in the upper left hand sky above the exploding cannon. 4-9999-2 (3,000-5,000)

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632

TROIANI CIVIL WAR PRINT “THE HIGH WATER MARK”. Fine colorful print 26-5/8″ x 20″ horizontal image, artist proof #36 of 75, artist signed, depicting the Battle of Gettysburg July 3rd, 1863 and the advance of the Confederates of the 14th, 28th, 53rd, 56th and 57th Virginia attacking. Mr. Troiani is noted for his accuracy and precise detail of Civil War battlefields. This print is beautifully double matted and framed in a maroon, gold-lined wood frame. CONDITION: Excellent, as issued with pristine colors and excellent frame. 4-45164 JL410 (1,250-2,250)

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632A.

TROIANI CIVIL WAR PRINT ENTITLED “CLEAR THE WAY”. Beautiful Civil War print 25-5/8″ by 26-3/4″ horizontal image of the Irish Brigade (28th Mass Volunteers) at the Battle of Fredricksburg December 13, 1862. Troiani is noted for his accuracy and detail in his art. This is publishers proof #17 of 35. Accompanied by Troiani’s orig. certificate numbered to this print describing this battle. CONDITION: Excellent to mint with one small bruise about the center, a tiny crease outside the image and a tiny loss at one edge. 4-45163 JL403 (2,250-3,250)

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633

LOT OF TWO CIVIL WAR PRINTS. These prints are artist renditions of Lee and Beauregard? with Beauregard in a camp scene and Lee in a battle scene. Both standing with hands on their swords. The artist signatures are not visible. CONDITION: Nicely framed with bright and crisp colors. Fine additions to anyone’s Civil War collections. 4-45118 JL411 (300-600)

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634

HISTORIC AMERICAN CIVIL WAR HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD, WAIST BELT AND PLATE OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL MARK FLANIGAN, 24TH MICHIGAN (IRON BRIGADE) INFANTRY BY TIFFANY AND COMPANY, NEW YORK. One of the most historic presentation swords, with significant history related to The Battle of Gettysburg, to be offered for sale at public auction in a number of years. The 24th Michigan Infantry of the famous “Iron Brigade” is one of the most fabled and hardest fought units of the American Civil War and Lt. Colonel Mark Flanigan, formerly the sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, one of its most valiant and colorful characters. The sword is a high grade presentation non-regulation staff and field officer’s sword from Tiffany & Co., New York. The blade is single edged with a quill back, slightly curved with three fullers running approximately down 60% of each face. The flat panels have an etched design of a spread winged American eagle within a floral panel on one side and a fancy “U.S.” with a floral panel on the other. At the ricasso is stamped “Tiffany & Co./New York.” On the reverse ricasso is stamped the legend “Warranted to cut wrought iron.” The hilt is of gold and silver-plated cast brass with a flat counterguard cast heavily in relief with laurel leaf designs, a miniature sword hilt, furled flags and a circle with “US” set within. The “US” is unusual having the “S” set within the “U.” The oversized quillion is a lion’s head. The single knuckle bow is silver-plate with a twisted cord effect. The pommel cap is backwardly bending full breastplate of Roman armor, complete with skirt and cape, with crested helmet surmounting. The grip is of fine silver with triple twisted silver wire wrap. The scabbard is of gold plated steel, heavily engraved with American flags, Roman armor, weapons, trumpets and acanthus leaf. Just below the throat on the reverse side is a small ribband with “Tiffany & Co.” surmounting a small oval with an Old English “M” within. The throat is silver-plated brass. All three mounts are of silver-plated brass and are heavily engraved and cast in high relief. The ring mounts are raised laurel leaf with ribbon ties. The top mount has a beautifully engraved American eagle perched on the national shield, the middle mount is engraved with a repeating fan-like design and the drag engraved with scrolls, fans and an intertwined “U.S.” The engraved presentation is found on the reverse of the scabbard as follows: Presented to/Lieut. Col. Mark Flanigan/24th Mich. Inf’y/Sheriff Wayne Co. Mich./by his Deputies// Anson Waring/ Martin Lamb/ Jas. McKay/ C.C. Bird/ T.W. Ray/ Francis Hess/ Peter Dixon/ Herman Donstadt/ L.P. Durkee/ John Ochs/ W.Y. Rumney/ J.F. Starkweather/ J.J. Watts/ Seth Goodwin/ Thos. Funke/ Wm. Burke/ P.K. Morris/ Abijah Joy/ Wm. Ringwald PROV: This sword was originally part of the Philip Metacus Collection. We are told a full illustration of the sword is in the book The American Sword published by Man at Arms. Also full page illustration #350 in R.L. Wilson’s book “Steel Canvas”. Included are various photocopies of information relating to Flanigan and his sword. CONDITION: Very Fine. The blade retains much of its orig. armory finish with spotty surface rust at the ricasso and near the tip. The hilt shows light use and some light wear to gold and silver-plating. Hilt is tight. The scabbard is excellent with light surface scratching from normal wear. Neither the sword or the scabbard have been cleaned and retain a medium and attractive patina overall. Flanigan’s waist belt is of fancy red Russian leather, regulation style, having three horizontal bands of gilt wire decoration. The tongue of the belt is embossed in gold leaf “Evans & Hassall/ 418 Arch Street/ Phildela” in an oval. The waist belt plate is a cast brass and gilded U.S. Model 1851 officer’s eagle belt plate. The plate is cast in high relief and is stamped “Evans & Hassall. Phila.” on the narrow tongue. CONDITION: Very good, the leather is flexible, marking very readable, however, shows medium to heavy use. The edges of the belt and straps are scuffed and a bit discolored. Some stitching is loose with minor losses and fraying to the gilt wire decoration. Lieutenant Colonel Mark Flanigan was born in County Antrim, Ireland in 1825, but settled in Detroit, Michigan as a butcher prior to the war. Becoming a community leader he ran for the office of Sheriff of Wayne County and won in 1855. It is that position he held when he offered himself into the service of the United States and was commissioned Lt. Col. On August 15, 1862. The regimental history of the 24th Michigan written in 1962 by Donald L. Smith states that the Detroit Free Press of August 1862 records the presentation of this sword to Lt. Col. Flanigan by the deputies of Wayne County, Michigan (along with presentations to other officers) at a regimental ceremony just prior to leaving for war. The 24th Michigan Infantry of the Iron Brigade needs little introduction to Civil War students. Their service took them to Washington, D.C., Richmond, through the Battle of Fredericksburg, the “Mud March”, Chancellorsville Campaign, Gettysburg (the first infantry force to reach the field under Major General John Reynolds where the 24th Michigan lost over 80% of its men), Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania (assault on the salient), Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg, and Weldon Railroad. The 24th Michigan was the regiment selected to be the escort of Lincoln’s funeral. Flanigan was conspicuous is his courage and leadership against the enemy in the Battle of Fredericksburg. The 24th faced their real baptism of fire there and were involved in the futile attempts to take Marye’s Heights. Flanigan would be recognized with a brevet promotion to Colonel (March 13, 1865) as a result of his gallantry. Flanigan’s real test of valor, however, came at the Battle of Gettyburg. Flanigan and the 24th Michigan advanced upon Gettysburg along with the 2nd and 7th Wisconsin, and 19th Indiana of the Iron Brigade under Major General John F. Reynolds. In front of C.S. General Archer’s Brigade, the 24th was on the extreme left during a gallant charge which swept over the hill, across Willoughby Run capturing most of the Brigade and General Archer himself. This was a great victory on the first day but not without cost. The 24th Michigan’s color bearer was killed, Adjutant Rexford severely wounded and Lt. Col. Mark Flanigan’s left leg shattered by a Confederate artillery shell. Flanigan would not recover enough from his wounds to continue on with his regiment. With his left leg amputated, Flanigan was honorably discharged on November 21, 1863. In honor of his services and valor Flanigan was subsequently honored with a brevet promotion to Brigadier General on March 13, 1865 “for meritorious conduct in the Battle of Gettysburg, and for services in that engagement.” Flanigan returned to Detroit, took up occupation as an official for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and passed away on October 4, 1886. He is buried in an unmarked grave in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan (Section D, lot 66). 4-45188 CW (50,000-75,000)

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635

HIGH GRADE U.S. MODEL 1851 STAFF & FIELD PRESENTATION SWORD MADE BY C. ROBY TO COLONEL HARRY HARRIS DAVIES, NEW YORK. A simply beautiful high grade presentation sword having a slightly curved single edged blade signed “C. Roby & Co,/W. Chelmsford, MASS” on the ricasso. Both faces of the blade are heavily decorated with etching with eagles, flags, stands of arms, floral decoration and “U.S.” The half basket guard is gilded cast brass having sprays of laurel, scrolls and an inset rococo escutcheon surrounded by stars all cast in very high relief and gold plated. The grip is also of gold plated cast brass simulating leather and wire wrap. The pommel is in heavy relief with scroll and floral work overall. Attached to the knuckle bow is a regulation black and gilt cloth sword knot. The scabbard is of gold plated brass with engraved decoration over 80% of the entire body. The scabbard is engraved with floral scrolls and flames having a spread winged eagle and shield on a cloud with a sunburst and arch of stars above. The mountings are cast in high relief all having classical scrolls and floral work. Just above the top mount is the presentation: Presented to/ Col. Harry Harris Davies/ by his numerous friends in New York City, Brooklyn/ and Bayonne/U.S. of America. This lot is also accompanied by a notebook filled with information accumulated about Col. Davies. Included in the notebook is a large photo copy of a post-war image of Davies standing in full regalia and sporting this very sword. Information gleamed from Davies family and other sources indicate that Mr. Davies was a very accomplished and well regarded artist. Some of his paintings of his depicting the Civil War are apparently in museums (one was purchased by the Rockefeller family and in 1988 in the possession of Mrs. Laurance Rockefeller). Various documents indicate that he served in the Army. After the Army, on February 27, 1869, a letter was sent to President Elect U.S. Grant serving as an introduction and requesting that he be considered for consul of the United States of America at Cardiff’s in Wales. Davies was a Welshman and his letter of introduction to Grant was successful and he was later appointed consul. He died in 1886. CONDITION: Fine, the blade is faded a bit to gray, however, all etched decorations are strong and visible. There are numerous dark spots (not affecting the etching) mostly concentrated near the bottom 1/4 of the blade. The hilt is bright and excellent in every way and the attached sword know quite nice, just a bit frayed here and there on the edges. The scabbard is wonderful, having retained almost all of its orig. gold wash. A fine, well conditioned example of Roby’s fine artwork and craftsmanship. More research is sure to turn up Colonel Davies’ military record. 4-45094 CW (5,000-7,000)

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636

HIGH GRADE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS SWORD, INSCRIBED TO CAPT. HITCHCOCK, 153RD ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS. An unsigned European made non-regulation Staff & Field officer’s sword of presentation grade. The blade is single edged 31″ long with a slight curve. The faces are heavily etched with American trophies, floral sprays and a spread winged eagle and “U.S.” The hilt is of cast brass, gold washed and cast in deep relief. The half basket guard displays a panalopy of flags, with a tilted U.S. shield, drums, cannons and a liberty cap above, all resting on a bed of oak leaves. The edge of the guard is scalloped with a single knuckle bow rising to a fancy cast pommel with a classical head on the back and a pineapple cap stain. The grip is of cast German silver with Acanthus leaf sprays top and bottom and a wrap of laurel. The knuckle bow retains its orig. gilt cloth sword knot. The scabbard is of steel, plated in German silver. The top and middle mounts are of gilded brass in leaf-like design. The drag is heavily engraved and has the casting of a running flag bearer on the face. Between the top and middle mounts, the scabbard is engraved: “Presented to/CAPT. C.H. HITCHCOCK/by Co. K 153 Regt. Ill. Vol. Inf./March 3, 1865.” The 153rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry was recruited as a one year regiment on February 27, 1865. Captain Charles H. Hitchcock is listed as Captain of Company K on the day of muster. The regiment served on railroad guard duty for the Nashville & Chattanooga RR, was transferred to Memphis on July 1, 1865 and discharged on September 24, 1865. CONDITION: The blade is excellent showing much of its factory finish and frosty etching. The hilt has lost some of its gold wash but retains a medium uncleaned patina. The German silver scabbard is dirty. 4-45113 CW (4,000-6,000)

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637

INCREDIBLE INSCRIBED GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD BULLET STRUCK SWORD OF ISAAC S. KINGSBURY, ADJUTANT, 32ND MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY. A wonderfully inscribed U.S. model 1851 Foot Officer’s sword brought home as a souvenir of the Gettysburg battle and engraved with its historic “bullet wound” to the scabbard by a Rebel ball. Standard Model 1851 Foot Officer’s sword manufactured by the Ames Mfg. Co. and so marked on the reverse side of the scabbards’ top mount. 36″ slightly curved single edged blade with stopped fuller. Etched designs include floral panels with a spread-winged eagle and “U.S.” The hilt is of gilded cast brass with a half basket counter guard having floral openwork, a single branch knuckle bow and a pommel with laurel leaf decoration encircling the back. Grip is of sharkskin wound with twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of steel with plain brass furniture. About midway between the middle mount and the drag there is a pronounced ball shaped dent in the scabbard. At some time shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg, the sword was inscribed on the scabbard body with the following tribute: Between the dent in the scabbard and the middle mount: “Sheathed to more readily assist Colonel George L. Prescott, who called “Adjutant, I am wounded,” this sword, swinging to the right leg as we turned received the shot of the neem, who nearly surrounded our brigade. Sgt. Joseph Cousens of Company K also assisting the Colonel received a shot in the right arm. This at Gettysburg PA, July 2, 1863 in the afternoon. Colonel Prescott was not injured. The shots “Buck and ball” striking the heels of his boots, not penetrating the flesh.” Between the throat of the scabbard and the middle mount: “Isaac F. Kingsbury, Adjutant/32 Regiment Infantry Mass Volunteers/2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps/Army of the Potomac.” This historic sword, inscribed to Lt. Kingsbury was later inscribed as a war trophy to his gallant action at the battle of Gettysburg. The 32nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers were heavily engaged in Devils Den. Of 221 men taken into action, 81 were lost. Colonel George Prescott was wounded on the afternoon of July 2, 1863. Later he died of wounds received at the Battle of Petersburg and was breveted Brigadier General on June 18, 1864. Isaac F. Kingsbury and resident of Newton, Massachusetts enlisted on July 23, 1862 and was appointed Sergeant.. He was commissioned 2nd lieutenant on December 15, 1862. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant on February 6, 1863, Adjutant July 21, 1863 and was wounded in the Wilderness Campaign in 1864. Sergeant Cousens is listed as entering the Veteran Reserve Corps on August 1, 1863. A most historic offering with an inscribed tribute to a brave adjutant who nearly encountered fate on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. CONDITION: The sword is in untouched “attic” condition having never been cleaned. The blade is lodged in the scabbard by the bullet dent. The inscription is contemporary with the sword’s use. It was, likely, sent home as a souvenir of the great battle and inscribed for posterity at that time. The first time this incredible Gettysburg relic has been offered to the public. 4-45439 (15,000-25,000)

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638

HISTORIC BULLET STRUCK SWORD OF BVT. BRIGADIER GENERAL W.P. RICHARDSON 25TH OHIO VOLUNTEERS. Fancy U.S. Model 1851 Staff & Field Officer’s sword unsigned with European blade maker’s mark. The single edged blade measures 33” and is decorated with etched panels of trophies, U.S. and an eagle. The counter guard is of cast brass with a half basket hilt having “U.S.” within the floral openwork. The brass pommel has laurel leaf decorations on the back. The grip is of wood covered with sharkskin and wrapped with twisted brass wire. The scabbard is iron with brass furniture. The mountings are heavily decorated with a U.S. shield, floral engraving and, on the drag, “One Destiny” is engraved within a ribband. The top mount is crudely scratched “Col. W.P. Richardson/25th OVI” (this scratched inscription is lightly done, somewhat crude but appears to be contemporary with the sword’s period of use). The back of the center mount is heavily dented where a bullet obviously struck the scabbard. As a result of the impact, the iron scabbard was sheared in two just below the mount. William Pitt Richardson was born in Pennsylvania in 1824, following his law education at Washington (Pa.) College, he served in the Mexican War. At the outset of the Civil War he was appointed Colonel of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The 25th Ohio was a hard fought unit in the Northern Virginia campaigns. During the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, Colonel Richardson was hit twice leading his regiment on May 2, 1863. The first ball landed in the scabbard of his sword (obviously removed from its scabbard when struck) and second caught Richardson in the right shoulder. Following his recovery and Brevet as Brigadier General of Volunteers, he was appointed commander of Camp Chase military prison in Ohio. Richardson died August 4, 1886 and is buried in New Castle, Indiana. An extremely rare opportunity to own a battlefield struck sword of an important Civil War commander. Accompanied by several pages of misc. documentation and letters regarding this sword. CONDITION: The sword shows very heavy use, the blade is gray but the etched decoration is still visible. All metal parts have a pleasing dark, untouched patina. The iron portion of the fractured scabbard was once soldered together but is now separated. The grip shows wear and minor losses to sharkskin. 4-45262 CW (6,000-8,000)

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639

AMERICAN PRE-CIVIL WAR SOUTHERN PRESENTATION MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORD TO CAPTAIN A. HENDERSON “LONE STAR GUARD” BY W. H. HORSTMANN & SONS. A rare opportunity to own a classic pre-Civil War southern militia officer’s sword presented to Captain A. Henderson from the “Lone Star Guard” in 1854. The sword is a high grade officer’s sword having a straight double edged blade with a single central fuller and etched decoration on both faces. The sword is signed near the ricasso with an etched panel “W.H. Horstmann & Sons/Philadelphia.” The crossguard, in “bow tie” form, is of gilt cast brass with flying eagles, liberty caps and acanthus leaf designs cast in high relief. Two square langets terminate the hilt surmounted by a gilt ferrule and a faceted and engraved silver grip. The pommel cap is a standing eagle on globe having a double chain guard from the eagle’s mouth falling to the cross guard. The scabbard is of gilt brass with heavily engraved decoration on the front face. The engraving depicts American trophies, Roman war instruments and rococo scrolls. The carry mounts are permanently affixed cast brass brackets and the drag a similarly designed affixed scroll. On the reverse of the scabbard is a small soldered scroll reading “Horstmann & Sons/Makers/Philad.” and the inscription: Presented to/ Capt. A. Henderson/by the Officers and Members of the/Lone Star Guard/Feb.y 22nd 1854. Captain Henderson’s military record during the Civil War is not readily apparent. The “Lone Star Guard”, however, is listed in several sources as being a Texas regiment of local defense infantry. Therefore, this represents a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful southern officer’s pre-Civil War militia officer’s sword with the possibility of research to locate Capt. A. Henderson in the service of the Confederate States of America. CONDITION: Very fine, the blade retains much of its armory finish with frosty etching, just a couple of minor edge nicks and a few spots of dark surface rust. The gilt is worn from approximately 50% of the hilt and scabbard but retains a nice untouched patina overall. The scabbard is fine with one light crease about half way up. 4-45116 CW (4,500-6,000)

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639A.

REMINGTON DOGS HEAD CANE GUN. CAL. 32RF. Small dogs head version. The handle is solid gutta percha and the body of the cane is gutta percha covered with a narrow silver band where the head attaches to the cane. The metal tip of the muzzle is tapered and lightly reeded. CONDITION: Very good, an even dark brown color overall. 4-45882 JL480 (5,750-7,250)

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639B.

EXTREMELY RARE “PREMIUM” DAISY IRON WINDMILL CO. AIR RIFLE. CAL. BB. Considered by a number of experts to be the rarest of any Daisy BB gun and among the rarest of all air guns in the famous “Premium” Daisy air rifle. The Plymouth Iron Windmill Company in Plymouth, Michigan, decided to boost sagging windmill sales by giving buyers premium and promotional items. One such was a pellet-shooting gun, which the owner of Plymouth Iron Windmill Company saw and described as “a real Daisy.” Several of these were purchased and used as incentive and premium items and it was found the market was greater for them than for the windmills. The rest is history. So rare that even the famous Daisy Museum does not posses an example. Virtually all of the orig. guns were lost, broken, discarded or disappeared over the last 113 years. This example is very good to excellent with strong nickel finish on the body and some on the cast iron. It is in excellent unrestored mechanical condition and works as well today as it did when made in 1888. The design of this particular gun is one, which was later changed in 1889 by the addition of a small strengthening brace where the stock meets the frame. This example is prior to that modification which clearly authenticates it as one of the very few remaining examples of the true first orig. Premium Iron Windmill guns. The casting has the Iron Wind Mill, Co. legend and “PAT, APD. FOR”. This piece comes with a copy of a publication describing this particular gun and it is authenticated in great detail. This is the crown jewel of any air gun collection and is the only one of this type, which is believed to have been offered for public auction. The only other known few examples are in permanent, private collections. CONDITION: Very good to excellent and functional. The bbl and spring housing retain 92-94% strong orig. nickel. The cocking lever retains 15-20% orig. nickel, the balance a dark brown patina. The frame and wire stock retain about 50% orig. nickel turning dull. The wire stock has been soldered into the frame. 4-45158 Z306 (11,000-17,000)

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639C.

DAISY PLYMOUTH “FIRST MODEL” AIR RIFLE. CAL. BB. Beginning general production in 1889, this was the first BB gun offered for general sale to the American public by the Daisy Manufacturing Co. Tiny nickeled spring air gun with skeleton wire stock, 8-1/2″ tiny bbl with 9-1/2″ reservoir, cast iron cocking lever on top that also functions as a sight. Marked “DAISY/PLYMOUTH MICH” with patent date. CONDITION: Bbl and reservoir retain 70-80% orig. nickel with one or two minor dings on the reservoir. Cocking lever is clean and a dull metal color. Skeleton wire stock is a dark brown patina with heavy rust pits. Appears to function as it will cock and fire. 4-45161 JL173 (2,500-3,500)

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639D.

LOT OF 18 EXTREMELY RARE DAISY PROTOTYPE/EXPERIMENTAL WOODEN TOY GUNS. At the outbreak of WWII, Daisy ceased making conventional air guns and used their efforts in materials for war production. In order to continue to produce toys for children during this difficult time, and keep their name before the public, they determined to produce a toy gun, hopefully mechanical and/or noise maker, which could be primarily made of wood. A competition among the Daisy staff generated 20 prototypes, two of which were selected to be made during the war as the “Commando” and “Chattermatic” for public sale. The 18 other prototypes in the design, competition were stored away in a box in a Daisy factory and largely forgotten until an early collector, who was a friend of the owner of Daisy, acquired them. They are varied and Rube Goldberg in some of their designs with a tremendous variety of mechanisms. Most of the have Daisy labels and decals. The orig. inventory sheet from the museum accompanies them, as does a statement from the collector who got them from the museum. They are absolutely spectacular and a collection of museum uniqueness. 16 of the 18 items are in near mint condition with orig. varnish and paint and have their orig. Daisy Victory Model decals on the buttstocks. Two of the items are military look a-likes that are unfinished and do not have the decals. A couple of the items may have been produced as there is a copy of a magazine advertisement dated December 43′ listing two of these items, one for $1.19 and the other for .89 cents plus .11 cents postage. CONDITION: Generally excellent with minor storage and handling marks. Otherwise retaining virtually all their orig. finish. 4-45159 (12,000-18,000)

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639E.

COLOMBIAN/HEILPRIN “CHAMPION CAST IRON AIR GUN. CAL. BB. This piece is among the most difficult to find of those made by this maker of high quality and ornate air rifles. Produced at the turn of the 19th to 20th Century, they are considered to be of the finest and highest quality, often exceeding the budget of children. Black cast iron frame with nickeled bbl 11-1/2″ long, 35″ overall with a wood stock having a cast iron crescent buttplate with long lever loop. Forearm has eagles on each side and the word Champion on the left. The receiver has a dog on one side and a rabbit on the other. Top of bbl shroud has the patent date “Oct. 24, 93”. CONDITION: Very good, plus. Retains 80-85% dull nickel on the bbl, about 90% black enamel on the cast iron receiver, lever and buttplate. The wood is sound and retains about 85% orig. varnish. Completely functional and in shooting condition. 4-45160 (1,500-2,500)

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640

CIVIL WAR ERA NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD. Naval officers sword with 29-3/4″ narrow blade, single unstopped fuller with etched decorations on both sides of Naval symbols and mottos. The left ricasso has the name “S.H. MEYERS/WASHINGTON” and the other side has the name etched in the blade “L.B. FOSTER”. The hand guard has a single knuckle bow with pierced floral decorations and “USN” with a dolphin quillion. The handle is white fish skin with eagle and stars pommel cap. The scabbard is brass and leather with Naval motifs and the initial “L.B.F” engraved on the side of the throat. There is a gold sword knot attached to the knuckle bow. CONDITION: The blade is very good retaining most of its bright polish with scattered light surface rust. The hand guard and pommel cap retain 40-50% gold wash. The fish skin wrap is primarily intact missing most of the twisted wire wrap. Scabbard is fine retaining most of its leather finish with the brass retaining gold wash in the sheltered areas, being a dark mustard patina. 4-45493 JL310 (300-600)

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641

REVOLUTIONARY WAR CORNWALL REGIMENTALLY MARKED BRITISH INFANTRY HANGER. Standard pattern 1765 brass hilted Infantry officer’s hanger having a 24 1/2″ single edged blade with single unstopped fuller. Both faces of the blade are deeply stamped with the image of a running fox and the initials “SH” within. The hilt is of cast brass with heart shaped counter guard, and a 3-branch knuckle guard terminating in a globe-like pommel cap. The quillion has been broken off. The grip is of cast brass with spiraling grooves. The bottom of the counter guard is engraved “D/55″ and “ M CORNWALL.” These markings indicated ownership by a British regiment in Cornwall, England. CONDITION: Good, this sword shows heavy use. The blade is quite dark with areas of heavy pitting. The blade markings are clear. The hilt is loose, the quillion broken from the counter guard. The bottom surface of the counterguard has scratching to the surface area. Markings are legible. 4-45114 CW (2,500-3,500)

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642

BRITISH NAVAL CUTLASS. Dating to the period 1790-1820, this British iron mounted Naval cutlass has a single edged flat straight blade measuring 28.75″. One face of the blade is deeply stamped with “GR” surmounted by a crown (the cypher of King George III). The hilt is fashioned of sheet iron in figure eight style with a cast iron ribbed grip painted black. No scabbard. The standard British naval cutlass of the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. CONDITION: Good, Blade is lightly nicked and retains some sort of partial surface finish as though it was once plated. The hilt and grip are excellent retaining some orig. paint. 4-45420 CW (600-800)

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643

CIVIL WAR PERIOD BRITISH IMPORTED CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. British Pattern 1853 Cavalry Officer’s saber, with a single edged, 32″ long blade with a single stopped fuller. The 3-branch guard is of iron , with a wooden grip, bird’s head style pommel and backstrap. The blade is plain, without decoration and unmarked. Scabbard of iron with two carrying rings. The scabbard is crudely acid etched “Confederate Cavalry Saber” CONDITION: Fair, all metal is dark and shows very heavy wear. Pitting overall. The leather and wire is worn from the grip, markings are spurious. 4-45253 CW (500-600)

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643A.

ORIENTAL STONE HANDLE SWORD. Flat ground moderately curved single edged blade, 29-1/2″ long x 1-1/2″ at the ricasso. The right side of the blade has three brass dimple inlays. The handle appears to be lapis lazuel with gold flakes integral with the stone. It is carved in the shape of an elephant being attacked by a tiger. The elephant appears to have sapphire eyes and the tiger with emerald eyes. CONDITION: The blade is worn with heavy pitting. The handle is fine. A most unusual sword. 4-45776 JL384 (400-700)

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644

C CONGREVE LARGE DOUBLE EDGED BOWIE KNIFE. Spectacular early Sheffield Bowie by C. Congreve with 11-7/8″ double-edged diamond shaped blade, 1-1/2″ at the ricasso and 5/16″ thick. The cutting edge is 9-5/16″ long with a 2-5/8″ long ricasso with fluted and cross hatch decorated pyramid shape raised area on both sides bearing the makers’ name with Sheffield. It has a double German silver hand guard 3-1/8″ long x 1/8″ thick with fleur di lis decorated quillions. It has a modified coffin shaped handle with ivory scales secured with four German silver rivets and German silver shields on each side with a silver-plated frame and rectangular faceted integral pommel. Accompanied by its orig. leather covered sheath with German silver tip and throat. The sheath is lightly decorated with gold leaf on the edges. CONDITION: The blade is full, retaining some orig. polish but mostly a light cleaned patina with scattered light surface pitting, primarily toward the tip. The ricasso area is brighter and cleaner. The hand guard and handle are excellent with a fine line or two in the ivory around the rivets. The sheath is sound, flexed above the tip with a small separation in one edge in that area. There is slight loss of finish to the leather which shows moderate wear. The throat is missing the frog stud. An outstanding large early Bowie. 4-45084 JL320 (3,000-5,000)

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645

EARLY CUTLERY HANDLE EDWARD BARNES & SONS BOWIE KNIFE. Fine early Bowie with 8-3/4″ clip point flat ground blade, 1-1/8″ at the ricasso x 5/32″ thick. The hand guard is thin oval German silver with a fine repoussed double-sided tapered German silver cutlery handle with floral motifs and an early American spread-winged eagle at the pommel. The left side of the blade is etched with a spread-winged eagle clutching a riband bearing the makers’ name and there is variety of patriotic slogans including “AMERICANS ASK FOR NOTHING BUT WHAT IS RIGHT & SUBMIT TO NOTHING THAT IS WRONG” and “AMERICAN BOWIE KNIFE” and “THE UNITED STATED LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE” and “PROTECTED BY HER NOBLE AND BRAVE VOLUNTEERS”. The left ricasso is marked “EDWARD/BARNES & SONS/CELEBRATED/DIRK KNIFE”. Accompanied by its orig. fine leather sheath with German silver tip and throat with a frog stud. The left side of the sheath has a gold embossed spread-winged American eagle and the right side the bust of Liberty in a circle with 13 stars. Both edges are reeded with gold decoration. CONDITION: The blade retains most of its orig. polish with scattered light surface discoloration and some old cleaning marks. The handle and German silver parts are tarnished and dull. The sheath is flexed in one area but is sound and clean. 4-45082 JL319 (3,000-5,000)

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646

CONFEDERATE STYLE BOWIE TYPE SIDE-KNIFE BY MURRAY & GRAY. Heavy clip point Bowie blade, 10-1/8″ long, 1-5/16″ at hand guard that tapers out to 2″ at the widest point. It is mounted with a flat brass hand guard with a bend at the top and has mounted pine slab handles secured with two iron rivets. The left ricasso is marked in a rectangle with the makers’ name and another stamping below that is indecipherable. The right ricasso is stamped “R.MOLE”. CONDITION: The blade appears to be mostly intact with heavy crusted rust and pitting. Hand guard is fine as are the handles. 4-45081 JL183 (700-1,000)

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647

D-GUARD CONFEDERATE TYPE SIDE-KNIFE. Hand forged clip point 13-1/2″ blade, 1-3/4″w at the hand guard, with iron D-guard and round hardwood handle with a swell in the middle. The knuckle guard has a corresponding swell in the center. CONDITION: The metal has a dark brown patina overall with light surface rust and nicks on the edge of the blade. The handle is very good and the quillion of the guard has been broken away for a long time as it is well patinated. 4-45087 JL188 (1,000-1,500)

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648

CONFEDERATE TYPE SIDE-KNIFE. Double-edged diamond shaped spear point blade, 9-13/16″ long X 1-1/2″ w with an elliptical iron hand guard and dark hardwood tapered handle scales secured with three iron rivets. One side of blade is marked in ink with what possibly is a museum number “NOVI/1612”. Accompanied by its orig. leather sheath with brass throat and tip. CONDITION: Blade is cleaned bright with old file marks and sanding lines. Otherwise it is nearly intact. Blade and hand guard retain a light metal color. The handles are fine with a small chip missing from one side and have a fine old hand-rubbed patina. The sheath is crackled and missing finish but has been treated with a preservative. The brass tip and throat have a dark mustard patina. 4-45086 JL186 (1,000-1,500)

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649

LARGE NAVAL TYPE DIRK. Double-edged blade, 10-13/16″ long x 1-1/4″w at ricasso x 3/16″ thick at ricasso with a flat oval iron hand guard and round wooden handle with tapered iron ferrules and a riveted butt cap. One ricasso is marked with intertwined double “CC” and the other stamped “PATAPPL’D” for. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains most of its orig. finish with some scattered light surface pitting. Appears not to have been sharpened. Handle is fine, slightly shrunken, otherwise intact. 4-45083 JL184 (100-300)

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650

BRASS HANDLED FIGHTING KNIFE OR DIRK. Appears to have been cut down from a musician sword with a 9-3/4″ double-edged blade, small elliptical German silver hand guard and ribbed brass handle with ball pommel. The pommel has a rectangular hole of the type used to secure a knuckle guard on a sword. CONDITION: The blade is mostly a brown patina with rust pitting and scattered nicks. The handle is medium mustard yellow with nicks and dings. 4-45085 JL185 (200-300)

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651

19TH CENTURY J. RODGERS SHEFFIELD CLIP-POINT BOWIE. This interesting clip-point bowie could have possibly been used by a sea faring individual or someone who at one time served on the sea. The reason I say this is because of the outstanding macramé-type braid work on the handle. The blade is marked J Rodgers & Sons 6 Norfolk Street Sheffield. The reverse is stamped with the star and cross trademark. The rawhide macramé work on the handle is outstanding. It is complete with leather nickel-mounted scabbard. SIZE: Blade is 7″. Overall length 12″. CONDITION: Knife and scabbard appear to be nearly excellent. 8-86972 (750-1,000)

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652

VERY EARLY BOWIE KNIFE. Unmarked with a 8-11/16″ clip point blade with offset S-shaped hand guard and spiral carved bone handle with German silver ferrule, missing the buttcap. The blade retains traces of foliate pattern etching on both sides and down the spine. It shows evidence of hard use. The accompanying sheath is of German silver and brown velvet covered leather. The tip and the throat are nicely engraved with foliate patterns and the throat has an acorn and oak leaf frog button. CONDITION: As previously stated, the blade shows hard use having probably been slightly tipped with only traces of pattern remaining. The bone handle has two or three small cracks and age lines. The sheath is stiff and dry, missing most of its velvet. The throat and tip are nicked and dinged but intact. 4-44721 JL105 (500-1,000)

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653

DAHLGREN BAYONET. Usual configuration with 12″ blade, 1 5/8″ at the ricasso with brass hand guard and handle with wood grip, no scabbard. CONDITION: The only marking visible is on the right ricasso and appears to be the date “1863”. The iron being a dark crusty brown, probably covering any other markings. Small chips on the edges of the blade with some heavy pitting. The brass has a dark brown to black patina, the wood handle slightly shrunken but intact. 4-44720 JL104 (300-600)

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653A.

CIVIL WAR ERA BRASS TELESCOPE. Unknown maker but an extremely fine telescope that is 41-1/2″ extended, incl. a 4-7/8″ sun shade with sliding covers and varnished cord wrapped body. When the rear tube is extended a presentation is exposed that states “PRESENTED TO/CAPT. G.B. SLOCUM/BY THE/CENTRAL AMERICAN TRANSIT CO./NEW YORK JULY 22ND 1863.” CONDITION: Extremely fine with a fine brass patina. The chord wrap is intact with a light brown varnish color, optics are excellent. 4-45832 JL466 (400-700)

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654

NAVAL BOARDING AX. Marked only with two different size anchors on the left side. 5-1/4” blade, 10-3/4” including spike. Belt hook on left side of shaft. CONDITION: Gray patina with light surface rust and pitting. The shaft and upper attaching tang are broken at the head with a poor glue repair. 4-45088 FS46 (900-1,200)

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655

EARLY NAVAL TYPE BOARDING AXE MARKED “W.CHANCE & SONS, EDGES MILLS.”. An example of a naval type boarding axe dating to the period 1840-60. Measures overall 16″ with a hand forged iron axe head with two wide, 5″ long mounting straps, axe head and spike. The head is secured by two iron rivets. The head is mounted to, what appears to be, its orig. haft of oak. The left face is stamped “W.C. HANES/EDGES MILLS” surmounted by a stamping of two crossed hammers or axes. CONDITION: Excellent, the iron axe head is dark and uncleaned with untouched patina. The haft is strong with some light splintering near the bottom and heavy wear near the head. 4-45426 CW (600-800)

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656

INSCRIBED AMERICAN U.S. MODEL 1851 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. Regulation U.S. Model 1851 Naval Officer’s Sword with a presentation on the blade which is extremely difficult to read. The single edged blade, slightly curved is unsigned and very dark from rust and age. A central panel on one face is etched with a presentation which reads (deciphered to the best of my ability) Presented by _____ brothers (Masonic Symbol)/Boston Jan’y ___ 1865 to/ ___GHLAND, U.S.N. The hilt is of standard form, cast brass with “U.S.N.” in the counter guard and dolphin head quillon and knuckle bow. Pommel with standing eagle and stars inset in the cap and laurel leaf decoration. The grip is of sharkskin with twisted wire wrap. The scabbard is a reproduction replacement of steel and brass. CONDITION: Fair, the blade is heavily rusted, the etched decoration barely visible. The hilt is somewhat loose and the grip severely worn but wire is tight. The scabbard is a reproduction. I believe that the inscription can be pulled out the darkness of the blade by someone very carefully working with fine steel wool. I, however, will leave that task to the buyer. 4-45095 CW (500-900)

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657

FANCY PRESENTATION GRADE U.S. MODEL 1872 CAVALRY OFFICER’S TYPE FRATERNAL SWORD INSCRIBED TO 1ST LT. GEORGE SMITH, 1ST BATT., 1ST REGIMENT NEW YORK. This presentation grade sword signed M.C. Lilley is patterned directly after the U.S. Model 1872 Cavalry Officer’s Sword with notable differences in the decoration for The Knights of Pythias. The blade is single edged and slightly curved with etched decoration on both faces. The decorations show classical Roman figures with shields having the letters “F.C.B.” etched within. An open lily is also a repeating theme within the scroll work. On one face is a panel etched with the following presentation “Geo. Smith-1st Lieut. And Adjt./1st Batt. 1st Regt. N.Y.” At the ricasso the blade is signed by a crown on the obverse and “The M.C. Lilley Co./No. 13 W. 30th/New York” on the reverse. The three branch guard of gilded cast brass is cast with a lily, crossed Roman swords and armor in high relief. On either side of the grip are the letters “U” and “R.” The pommel is a lion’s head and the grip of sharkskin with twisted wire wrap. The scabbard is of nickel plated steel with heavily cast and decorated gilt brass openwork mounts. The mounts are decorated with lilies, a Roman solider and classical stands of arms. Fraternal organizations often used a member’s military rank and position when presenting a lodge sword. Lt. Smith was, likely, a member of the New York National Guard. CONDITION: Good, the blade is fairly bright with light fading to etched designs, the hilt is tight, however, the outer branch of the guard is severely bent. The grip is excellent. 4-45092 CW (500-700)

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658

CIVIL WAR USED ROBY 1860 PATTERN CAVALRY SABER. Usual pattern with 35″ slightly curved blade. Single stopped fuller with 3-branch knuckle hand guard, leather wrapped handle with twisted wire wrap and oval pommel cap. Accompanied by its orig. nickel plated scabbard. The left ricasso is marked with the makers name and address and the right ricasso marked “U.S./1863/A.G.M.” CONDITION: The blade is mostly bright with some surface discoloration with clear markings. The hand guard and pommel cap retain about 75% dull nickel. The handle wrap retains about 85% orig. leather that has been treated. The scabbard retains about 50% orig. nickel flaked to dark patina. 4-45376 Z370 (400-700)

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659

EUROPEAN CAVALRY SABER. 19th Century sword with 35″ slightly curved blade, wide unstopped fuller with 12″ back grind at the tip. Flat iron, 3-branch hand guard with ball quillion and tear drop pommel cap. The handle is two piece checkered hard rubber secured with 5 iron rivets. The right ricasso is marked with a crown over “L” over “8”. Accompanied by its orig. steel scabbard with two iron rings and drag. It is marked with unit markings near the throat. CONDITION: Good to very good. The blade has been cleaned with light surface pitting and several nicks to the cutting edge. The hand guard is a dark brown patina with the handle material worn and nicked. The scabbard retains an overall dark patina with several large dents about 1/3 of the way from the tip and some corrosion. 4-45093 JL369 (300-500)

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660

CIVIL WAR ERA CAVALRY SABER. 36″ curved blade marked “C&J” on the ricasso with no other markings. 3- branch hand guard, leather wrapped handle with twisted wire with orig. nickeled iron scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is good with scattered spots. Hand guard and pommel cap with 25 -35% nickel plating; worn grip. Some wire missing. 50% nickel on the scabbard. 4-9999 (200-400)

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661

1842 PATTERN NON-REGULATION STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. Made by Horster with 31″ slightly curved blade with one wide and one narrow fuller, etched on each side with stands of arms, “U.S.” on the left side and an American eagle on the right side, brass foliate hand guard with single knuckle bow and fish skin-wrapped handle, missing its twisted wire wrap. The scabbard is sewn leather with two brass hangers and a brass drag, the leather dyed brown. CONDITION: As previously noted. The blade retains 90% orig. polish with scattered spots of cleaned rust and staining. Hand guard with good patina and the handle wrap intact. The scabbard is sound with a crackled surface and good patina on the brass. 9-79883 JL19 (300-500)

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662

CIVIL WAR USED AMES 1840 PATTERN ARTILLERY HANGER. Single edged 32-1/2” blade with a moderate curve, brass hand guard with single knuckle bow and ball quillion, leather wrapped handle with twisted brass wire and oval pommel cap. The left riccaso marked with the Ames name and address and the right ricasso marked with a small “US/J.C.W./1865”. Accompanied by its orig. steel scabbard with double hanger rings. CONDITION: Fine. The blade retains most of its orig. polish with a few small nicks in the cutting edge, medium mustard patina on the brass, fine leather wrap. The scabbard has a medium dark brown patina with scattered fine pitting. 4-45377 JL372 (400-700)

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663

BRITISH ARTILLERY OFFICERS HANGAR. Early hangar with 29-3/8″ very curved blade, flat ground with 7-1/2″ back grind at the tip, 1-3/8″ at the ricasso, marked on the right “OSBORN & GUNBY/SWORD CUTLERS/TO HIS/MAJESTY”. The blade is decorated with deeply etched trophy of arms and floral decoration on both sides. Brass hand guard with ball quillion and short langettes, single knuckle bow with brass back, fish skin wrap with plain and twisted silver wire wrap. Accompanied by its orig. brass scabbard with replaced narrow iron drag and two iron hanger rings. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned and retains most of its fine etching patterns with several nicks on the cutting edge. The brass handle is a dark patina missing some of its wire wrap with the fish skin intact. The scabbard is nicked, dented and dinged with the aforementioned replaced drag. 4-45115 JL368 (400-700)

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664

SCOTTISH BASKET HILT SWORD. Typical Claymore style, 19th Century with 29″ dbl. edge blade, 1-3/8″ at the ricasso. The basket is pierced iron and bars with punched dot and triangle decoration and heart finials with a rolled quillion and a ball pommel. The handle is fish skin wrapped with flat, brass wire. CONDITION: The blade has a rounded tip with scattered pitting. The basket is a silver-brown patina and the fish skin wrap has lost 30-40%. 4-45451 JL366 (500-800)

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665

EARLY 18TH CENTURY SWORD WITH REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE. Dbl. edge blade, 27″ long without ricasso, brass butterfly hand guard with dbl. finger loops and tear drop quillion. Small round bone or ivory spiral fluted grip with large brass ball pommel and dbl. fine brass chain. The handle is inscribed “SERGT. D CARSWELLS HIS SWORD YE 1775”. CONDITION: The blade is a medium to dark patina missing a small part of the tip. The blade is heavily pitted about 3″ from the blade tip with other scattered deep pitting. The brass has an old cleaned patina, the quillion is bent and the handle is intact, missing a small chip at the pommel with a very dark old patina. 4-45450 JL371 (500-800)

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665A.

CONFEDERATE ARSENAL LIGHT SABER. Made at the Confederate States Arsenal, Kenansville, NC. Identical to the example pictured on pg. 140 of American Swords & Makers’ Marks, by Furr. This small sword has a 31-1/2″ slightly curved blade, 15/16 at the hand guard with wide, unstopped fuller. The hand guard is stamped sheet brass with the letters “CSA” wrapping around the hand guard onto the knuckle guard which blends into a single branch attached to a small round stepped pommel cap. The handle is ribbed wood with a swelled center at a slight angel. CONDITION: The blade has a dark brown patina and shows evidence of old sharpening. The brass has a lovely dark brownish patina. The handle is missing its wire wrap, has several chips but otherwise is intact. A rare and unusual Confederate sword. 4-45899 JL504 (3,000-6,000)

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665B.

FINE ENGLISH STYLE RAPIER. Revolutionary War period rapier, probably English, with 32-1/2″ fine dbl. edged diamond shaped blade, 3/4″ at the counter guard. Counter guard is very stylish with dbl. clam shell decorated inside and out with wavy lines, twisted edges and other fine decorations. The handle is bronze with dbl. finger loops and small decorated quillion with fine knuckle bow with twisted decorations in the center. The handle is square with braided alternating fine and coarse brass or copper wire and a fine spiral ball pommel cap. The blade has a 4-3/4″ smooth ricasso with fine engraved decorations. CONDITION: The blade is very dirty with a coating of old dried oil and some heavy pitting toward the tip, appears to be missing about 1/2″ of the tip. The counter guard and pommel cap have a fine dark mustard patina. The bronze handle and knuckle guard have a very dark brown patina. A rare and unusual sword. 4-45892 JL498 (500-1,000)

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665C.

CIVIL WAR ERA PRESENTATION SWORD. 1860 pattern Foot Officer’s sword with 30-1/4″ blade, etched on both sides with wide unstopped fuller and narrow full-length fuller. Near the hand guard, on the right ricasso, are two tiny proof marks, one an “S” and the other a crown over “R”. Brass hand guard with pierced floral decorations and single knuckle bow, white fish-skin wrapped handle with twisted wire and an oval pommel cap. It is accompanied by the remains of the orig. leather scabbard with brass throat and drag and hanger. The throat and top hanger are engraved “TO/BRO.M R KENYON/FROM/BRETHREN OF/SOMERSET LODGE NO 34/F. & A.M./NORWICH CONN.” CONDITION: The blade is silvery-gray with worn etching. The hand guard and handle are fine with the brass having a dark patina and the leather wrap moderately soiled. 4-45893 JL494 (700-1,200)

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665D.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR HANGER. Large hanger, 33-5/8″ slightly curved blade with three unstopped fullers, 1-7/16″ at the ricasso with simple, double sided, pierced brass hand guard and single branch knuckle guard and a spade shaped quillion. The handle is round maple with tapered ends and brass ferrules with a round ball pommel cap. CONDITION: The blade is fine with a light gray patina and scattered light rust having a few small nicks in the cutting edge. The hand guard and handle are fine. 4-45894 JL495 (800-1,200)

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665E.

LOT OF TWO REVOLUTIONARY WAR LIGHT SWORDS. Both appear to be French or English with clamshell counter guards, dbl. finger loops, small knuckle bows and round ball pommel cap. 1) 27″ diamond shaped blade, 1-1/8″ at the ricasso with oct. shaped wooden handle with punch dot decoration. CONDITION: Very dark overall with broken quillion and chipped handle. 2) 29-1/2″ blade, 1-3/16″ at the ricasso with oval shaped, smooth wood handle and old red paint. CONDITION: The blade ground with damaged tip, 1/2 the counter guard is missing and the quillion broken. 4-45895 JL500 (400-600)

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665F.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR HANGER. Large hanger with 35-1/2″ slightly curved blade, single fuller, flat ground with oval pierced iron hand guard with single branch knuckle guard having a rolled-end quillion. The handle is hardwood with spiral groove, missing the wire wrap with a smooth round iron pommel cap. The left side of the blade, about midpoint, is decorated with an arm holding a knife and some other small symbols. The right side of the blade is decorated with the man in the moon and what may be the initials for Vermont or some other symbol. CONDITION: Fine. Medium gray patina with light pitting, minor nicks to the blade, fine hand guard with a small crack in the handle. Revolutionary War sword. 4-45896 JL496 (800-1,200)

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665G.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR LIGHT SWORD. Probably French with 27″ dbl. edged blade, 7/8″ at the ricasso, smooth blade with short groove near the counter guard that has alternating diamonds and X’s. Each side of the blade, below these grooves, has an engraved running dog. Counter guard and handle material are brass with dbl. clam shell and dbl. finger loops. Small knuckle guard with round ball pommel cap and smooth round wood handle. CONDITION: The blade is dark gray with scattered pitting. The brass is medium mustard patina and the handle has several small hairlines. 4-45897 JL499 (700-1,200)

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665H.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD SMALL SWORD. Probably French with a 27-1/4″ taped, dbl. edged blade with short center groove having alternating X’s and I’s. The counter guard is brass and butterfly shaped with double finger loop handle having a small quillion and fine knuckle guard with ball pommel cap. The handle is wood with a brass ferrule and is missing its covering. CONDITION: Fair, rounded tip, appears to be missing about 1/2″, with deep pitting in places. The counter guard is loose, the brass has a dark patina and the handle is loose. 4-45898 JL497 (400-700)

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666

SPANISH BASKET HILT MILITARY SABER. Medium weight saber with 33-1/2” slightly curved blade, wide fuller, solid iron basket hand guard with leather covered wire wrapped handle accompanied by its orig. iron scabbard. The blade marked on the right side with apparently the maker’s name and “Toledo 1879”. CONDITION: About good. Cleaned, lightly pitted blade, worn and cracked handle, missing the rivet, un-dented scabbard also having been cleaned. 4-44494 (300-500)

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667

LATE US NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. 30″ single edge blade, etched decorations, “TOLDEO/ESPANA” on the ricasso. Foliate brass hand guard, fish skin wrapped handle with twisted wire. Metal lined leather scabbard with dolphin drag. CONDITION: Blade is excellent, wire wrap loose, handle excellent, brass tarnished. 4-44718 (100-300)

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668

EUROPEAN STYLE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD. Flat ground single edged blade 17-7/8″ long, unmarked with thick 4-1/4″ long ball end hand guard with hourglass shaped cross hatched brass handle secured with three iron rivets. CONDITION: Good. The blade with moderate to heavy pitting overall. The brass with light nicks and scratches, has a recently cleaned appearance. 4-45091 JL373 (300-500)

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669

EUROPEAN NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. Dainty little sword with 31-1/4″ diamond shaped blade, 5/8″ at ricasso. Brass hand guard, wood grip, brass and leather scabbard with hangers. The blade decorated about half the length on both sides. CONDITION: Very good. Clean blade, strong scabbard; complete. 4-44717 (100-300)

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670

LOT OF THREE CANES. 1) Sword cane with round wood body and handle. Overall 34-3/8″ long with plated iron tip and silver buttcap inscribed “A.L. LAZAR” with 28″ narrow double-edged diamond shaped blade – Good to very good. 2) All wooden cane, 34″ long with a round knob top painted black – Good. 3) Blackthorn small cane, 34-1/2″ long with a 4-1/2″ crook at the end. The tip is iron with a 1″ long square spike – Very good. 4-45100 JL364 (250-400)

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671

WILKINSON COMMEMORATIVE WEDDING SWORD PRINCE CHARLES AND LADY DIANA. Purchased in 1981, limited edition, #16 of 1000, only 100 sent to Canada and only 100 sent to Australia and 800 remained in the United Kingdom, with 32″ double edged diamond shaped blade with 1-1/16″ ricasso etched with flowers and vines and the crests of the families of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Also inscribed “To Commemorate the Marriage of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer-29 July 1981”. The hand guard is heart shaped and engraved with thistles and a variety of other floral decorations, overlaid with a gold crest, split knuckle bow and round pommel with fine Birmingham enameled crests of both families. Accompanied by a silver sword knot. Also accompanied by a certificate from Wilkinson certifying the authenticity of this sword. Also included is the owners pamphlet and a black synthetic carrying case. CONDITION: As new. Retains virtually all its orig. polish and finish. 4-45444 Z357 (1,000-2,000)

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672

SCARCE JAMES BARBER’S ADVERTISING KNIFE AND CUTLERY DISPLAY CASE. Very early Sheffield makers’ display case 41″ tall x 20″ wide dovetailed English oak with a brown interior and the makers’ logo and information painted inside at the top. The case contains 46 items consisting of straight razors, a large variety of pocket knives, as well as table utensils and carving sets. Most of the knives, razors and tableware have celluloid handles with some of the knives having stag scales. CONDITION: The case shows some wear and handling but is generally very good. The items in the case appear to be excellent with only a green celluloid knife scale cracked in two places. 4-45349 JL337 (2,500-7,500)

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673

EARLY JOSEPH ROGERS KNIFE AND CUTLERY ADVERTISING DISPLAY CASE. Turn of the century or later large display case 46″ tall x 24″ wide painted black with the legend “Rogers Star & Cross Cutlery” and other information across the top. Glass fronted, it contains 61 different items including pocket knives, hunting knives, kitchen knives, carving knives and forks, table knives and table utensils, specialty knives, scissors, a large mother of pearl sample knife scale and others. Most of the kitchen and table implements have celluloid handles. CONDITION: All the items in the case appear to be new and unused in pristine condition. The case has some slight wear on edges with light scrapes and mars to the finish. A rare and most unusual knife display. 4-45348 JL336 (2,500-7,500)

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674

SUPERB OIL ON BOARD PAINTING OF QUAIL ATTRIBUTED TO A.F. TAIT. Spectacular painting of Bobwhite quail, 21-1/2″ x 13-1/2″ image size with five quail in the foreground on a grassy knoll watching a hunter and dog approach down a path from a wooded area in the background with fluffy white clouds in the sky. This painting is executed in great detail with accuracy in colors and confirmation of the quail. The frame material is 3-3/4″ wide. This painting was purchased by the late Mrs. Forgett; directly from a descendent of A.F. Tait. At the time, she also acquired two other paintings which are signed A.F. Tait. CONDITION: The image remains sharp and clear with the colors crisp and bright having a slightly crackled finish. The frame is fine with some light oxidation to the gold paint with minor nicks and scratches and some old mildew. 4-45337 (5,000-8,000)

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675

OIL ON BOARD BY ROBERT KUHN. Outstanding oil painting by a renowned sporting artist. Painting illustrates a bird dog on point in a rustic field scene with a hunter in the background carrying a Remington Model 1100 and a rabbit in the foreground, 10-1/4” x 13-1/4” sight size. This is the orig. artwork with a cover of the 1963 Remington catalog which introduced “THE NEW REMINGTON MODEL 1100 AUTOMATIC SHOTGUN”. A copy of the cover of this catalog is taped to the back. Nicely framed with canvas lined gold and red frame. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains virtually all its bright orig. colors. A fine addition to any sportsman’s collection by a famous artist. 4-45332 (2,500-3,500)

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676

OIL ON CANVAS OF A HUNTER WITH ELK BY HUBERT PATON. Fine oil painting 33-3/8″ x 19″ horizontal image of a young hunter in turn of the century western garb smoking his pipe sitting on a dead bull elk in a mountain woodland scene. Artist signed and dated 1893. The back of the painting bears the inscription in handwritten ink “HIS FIRST ELK/PAINTED BY HUBERT PATON/MEEKER/COLORADO/1893”. This painting is executed in exquisite detail of a fine 6×6 bull elk. The young hunter is wearing a gauntlet and hat, a hunting knife and correct clothing for the period indicated. An outstanding Western hunting scene suitable for anyone’s collection. CONDITION: Excellent with image fine and bright in accurate true colors. There are two small tack holes in the upper corners. The frame is also fine. 4-45334 JL422 (3,500-5,000)

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676A.

PAINTING BY JOHN FALTER OF THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT BY JOHN SHRANK. This watercolor and oil painting, executed by noted illustrator John Philip Falter (1910-1982), is an outstanding depiction of the failed assassination attempt upon Roosevelt. Falter, who was a contemporary of Norman Rockwell, did numerous illustrations for magazines and books and several Saturday Evening Post covers. His masterful depictions of American life and special events have in recent years commanded many thousands of dollars. This very illustration was used for a Reader’s Digest Book entitled “GREAT BIOGRAPHIES” and it appears on page 459. An attached note indicates that the painting hung some time in an executive office there at Reader’s Digest. The scene, signed on the lower right hand corner, depicts a famous event in which a crazed lunatic John Shrank attempted to assassinate Roosevelt. The incident took place on October 12, 1912 at the Hotel Gilpatrick in Wisconsin. Shrank mingled amongst the crowd and at the last moment as Roosevelt was leaving his car, shot him in the chest. Shrank was immediately subdued by Roosevelt’s personal stenographer, Mr. Albert M. Martin. The bullet struck Roosevelt square in the chest at the area of his breast pocket in which he had his speech folded. The bullet was lodged in one of his ribs. True to his macho image, despite the fact that Roosevelt was bleeding, he refused to go the hospital until he went inside and addressed his loyal followers. During his fifty minute speech Roosevelt held a handkerchief over the wound and after the speech concluded went to the hospital. In October of 1999 our firm handled on consignment the very pistol used in this assassination attempt as well as portions of Roosevelt’s speech pierced by the bullet. SIZE: 15 1/2″ high by 9 1/2″ wide, dimensions are of the artwork only. CONDITION: Excellent. 9-79476 (5,500-7,500)

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676B.

METAL TARGET INDIAN SHOT BY AD TOPPERWEIN. During the earlier part of the 20th Century, Ad Topperwein and his wife traveled throughout the United States representing the Winchester Firearms firm. During this time they performed on hundreds, maybe even thousands of occasions demonstrating their personal skills as marksmen and also the quality of Winchester’s weapons and bullets. On some such occasions Topperwein would shoot a target with a 22 rifle and create a picture, such as this one. This large framed target inscribed by Topperwein “SHOT BY AD TOPPERWEIN WITH 22 WINCHESTER RIFLE JULY 30-31”. This is the finest we’ve seen to date. The inscription is bold and still intact. The picture is very well done and the metal is in excellent condition and nicely framed. SIZE: 19-1/2″ by 28″ (size of the target only) CONDITION: Generally excellent. 4-45883 (3,000-4,000)

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676C.

WESTERN BANK ROBBER BRONZE BY EARL E. HOCKKE. About 12″ long x 11-1/4″ high of a finely detailed galloping horse with western saddle and a cowboy with both 6-guns drawn in the act of shooting back over his shoulder. It appears that he may have robbed and bank or held up a stage as there is a bag tied around the saddle horn. The lariat is attached to the right side of the saddle and the horse is branded on the left hip. Also marked #9 of 30 at the base. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains a fine applied brown patina. 4-45338 JL387 (2,000-3,000)

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676D.

SPECTACULAR ELEPHANT BRONZE VASE. Medium size vase, 13-1/4″ tall on a 6-1/2″ turned rosewood base. The vase has three elephant heads each with real ivory tusks. One of the elephants has its trunk hanging vertical and the other two are wrapped around the side of the vase. The inside of the elephants ears are toned a plum bronze color while the remainder of the surface is textured, very dark and closely resembles real elephant skin. The base of the vase has six elephant feet with toenails. The opening at the top is 2-1/4″ and the bottom of the vase has a Chinese or Japanese makers mark. CONDITION: Excellent. The body of the vase and inside the ears retain virtually all of their orig. applied patina. The tusks are all sound but appear to have possibly shrunk over the years, become loose in their sockets and have been glued into place. A spectacular piece of functional art that should satisfy the most discriminating sportsman or woman. 4-45340 JL393 (3,000-5,000)

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677

OIL ON CANVAS ILLUSTRATION OF A MOUNTAIN LION HUNTING SCENE BY HOWARD L. HASTINGS. Nicely executed, framed painting, 29-3/4″ x 20-1/2″ depicting a high mountain scene with a treed mountain lion, four black and tan hounds in the foreground and two hunters approaching on horseback in the background. The dog and lion details are very good and capture the essence of a lion hunt. The frame is rustic wood. CONDITION: Fine with what appears to be one or two old repairs and a small damage on the lead horse. The image is sharp and clean with the colors vivid and bright. A fine addition to any hunter’s collection. 4-45336 JL421 (1,500-3,000)

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678

SCARCE LARGE EARLY GAME PHOTOGRAPH. Framed photograph 29-1/2″ by 19-1/2″ of an early Marbles Game Getter pistol-carbine with the stock extended and tang sight along with an orig. leather holster and two dead partridges. Mounted in a dark oak frame. CONDITION: Slightly yellowed and brittle with one small damage in the middle and another small tear at the top. The image has shifted in the frame and should be put back under glass. Otherwise, it is fine with good frame. 4-45341 JL420 (150-300)

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679

VERY EARLY OIL ON CANVAS OF A TROUT BY D.F. ROGERS. Fine painting of a brown trout with 23-1/2″ x 13-1/2″ image depicting a very large trout in the foreground in a grassy area beside a very pastoral flowing stream with woods and rocks on the other side with the artists signature in the lower right corner. CONDITION: The image is sharp and clear with the colors crisp and bright. There are three or four small damages to the canvas and an old repair in the center. The frame is fine. 4-45339 JL417 (3,000-4,000)

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680

OIL ON BOARD INDIAN SCENE BY JOHN SCOTT. Very well executed by a listed artist with 21-1/4″ x 13-1/2″ horizontal image of a small Indian village with four tipis, several Indian figures and horses in the foreground beside a rushing mountain stream with tall snow clad mountains in the background. Painted in muted pastel tones. The artist has captured very well the feeling of space and light as it really exists in the Rockies. Framed in a light gold frame. Accompanied by a copy of the listing for Scott (1902-1983) giving a short resume. CONDITION: Excellent plus, retaining all its orig. bright colors with one or two small storage marks. This painting will fit into anyone’s decor. 4-45335 JL415 (2,000-4,000)

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681

FRAMED OIL ON CANVAS OF GENERAL CUSTER BY MARJORIE CLARKE. Very nicely framed in a deep gold-tone frame with 19-1/2″ x 15-1/2″ image of the bust of General George Armstrong Custer in his Civil War uniform. CONDITION: Fine. The colors are vivid and bright with decent detail and good perspective. A nice addition to a Civil War or Custer collection. 4-45119 JL416 (250-400)

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682

OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING COVER ART FOR “WESTERN STORY” MAGAZINE BY JAMES SCHUCKER. Large, framed oil painting with 27-1/2″ x 20-1/2″ vertical image of a cowboy on horseback with drawn Colt forcing another cowboy over a cliff. In the foreground, as part of the cliff face, is a skull with a flying vulture. Accompanying this painting is a copy of the January 1948 “Western Story” Magazine bearing this image. CONDITION: The image is sharp and clear and the colors crisp and bright with some slight finish crackling to the lower half of the image. 4-45350 JL419 (1,250-1,750)

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683

PAINTING OF INDIAN TIGER HUNTING BY ROBERT KUHN. Large acrylic on artist board by a renowned sporting artist, 21-3/4″ x 16″ vertical image depicting a night scene of a white hunter in a tree stand preparing to shoot a tiger crouching over a bait animal. Artist signed in the lower right corner. Beautifully matted and framed with gold lined canvas matting in a deep gold frame. CONDITION: Excellent. The image is sharp and clear and the colors crisp and bright as painted. The framing is professional and appropriate. 4-45333 (3,000-6,000)

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684

AFRICAN HUNTING SCENE ACRYLIC PAINTING ON ARTIST BOARD BY RENOWNED SPORTING ARTIST ROBERT KUHN. Wonderfully executed painting, 16-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ horizontal image of a rhinoceros charging a white hunter holding a dbl. rifle with an African gun bearer running in the background. This painting is in fine detail and captures the terror of the rhinoceros charge with the hunter turning to shoot, artist signed in the lower right corner. CONDITION: Nicely matted and framed in excellent condition with bright vivid colors. 4-45345 JL423 (3,750-5,000)

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685

INDIAN TIGER HUNTING ILLUSTRATION ATTRIBUTED TO LYNN BOGUE HUNT. Very nice black and white acrylic, 22-3/8″ x 11-3/4″ image of a tiger hunting scene with three elephants and their Mahouts and Howdahs with two white hunters, in each in a grassy jungle scene. The elephant and hunters in the foreground are being attacked by a tiger while a white hunter in the Howdah of a fourth, unseen, elephant is preparing to shoot. In the background are several beaters in white clothing. The scene captures in great detail the terror of the attack registered on the face of the hunters, the Mahout and the elephants. Nicely matted and framed. Although this illustration is unsigned, it is most certainly the work of Hunt. CONDITION: Excellent. Fine crisp image with clean and clear colors. Excellent frame. 4-45344 JL425 (1,500-3,000)

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686

AFRICAN HUNTING SCENE ACRYLIC PAINTING ON ARTIST BOARD BY RENOWNED SPORTING ARTIST ROBERT KUHN. Very nicely presented painting of two white hunters and two black guides sneaking through brush and tall grass into the middle of a small herd of Cape buffalo. The buffalo are well depicted with a couple of the bulls having very wide spread of horn with massive bosses. The image is 16-1/4″ x 10-3/4″, double matted and framed. The colors are typically African Veldt of tawny yellows and tans with green shrubbery. Artist signed in the lower right edge. CONDITION: Colors are crisp and bright and image is clean and clear. Fine frame. 4-45346 JL424 (3,000-5,000)

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687

HOPKINS AND ALLEN ADVERTISING PRINT. Trimmed calendar top, 19″ x 14-1/4″ of a turn of the century lady and her gentleman hunter escort in a small rowboat duck hunting in a marsh scene. The lady is dressed in turn of the century sporting clothing holding a dbl. bbl shotgun with a box of shells on the seat behind her and three ducks on the transom in front of her. The bow of the boat bears the Hopkins & Allen Arms Co. advertising. Dry mounted and framed in light oak wood. CONDITION: Fair to good, trimmed as noted with some losses at the edges and on the gentleman’s paddle with some foxing over the top 1/3 of the print. The colors are lightly faded but still bright and the main image sharp and clear. A rare and desirable print. 4-45347 JL426 (500-1,000)

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688

LARGE H. R. POORE WINCHESTER BEAR DOGS PRINT. In orig. 4″ quarter-sawn oak frame, 43″ wide by 33″ tall overall. The image is of four large, ugly bear hunting dogs. Popular around the turn of the Century. CONDITION: The print colors are vivid and bright. The frame is fine with an old crackled finish. JL438 4-45753 (1,500-2,500)

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689

EARLY FRAMED WINCHESTER PRINT. 1908 production of the comical Winchester print depicting two black men rousting a skunk out of a log with an old dbl. bbl muzzleloader leaning on a log and a dog fleeing in the foreground with the men expressing shock and surprise. CONDITION: Very fine. Crisp and bright colors, very good oak frame. Scarce copyrighted print. 4-45752 JL437 (2,000-2,500)

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690

RARE 1920 REMINGTON ADVERTISING POSTER FOR THE MODEL 12 RIFLE. Colorful poster by R.G. Herbert, copyrighted 1920, 26-1/4″ x 20″ with bands at the top and bottom with the image of Boy Scouts and other young men being instructed at rifle practice using pump rifles with the advertisement for the Model 12C NRA target grade rifle on the bottom with images of the Boy Scout marksmanship merit badge and the NRA Junior Marksman medal. The lower right corner has an informational panel advertising safety, the NRA and Boy Scouts. CONDITION: Fine to excellent with the image sharp and clear, the colors crisp and bright with only three small tears, some minor water staining at the bottom, not effecting the image, and the white border slightly yellowed. A fine rare print. 4-45320 JL408 (1,500-3,000)

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691

DESIRABLE 1920 HERCULES POWDER CO. ADVERTISING POSTER. Titled “DON’T YOU FOOL ME, DOG!”. 25″ x 15-1/2″ with the image of a shabbily dressed black man holding an old muzzle loading fowler standing on a snow covered log with a skinny dog sniffing in the foreground and a rabbit escaping in the background, by F.M. Spiegle. The bottom of the page is advertising for the Hercules Powder Co. and their various smokeless and black powders. CONDITION: Fine to excellent with image sharp and clear and the colors orig., crisp and bright. There is slight staining near the bottom edge with a tear at each bottom corner, at the top right corner and one or two others on the edges. Otherwise, it is excellent, a very scarce and desirable poster. 4-45321 JL409 (2,750-4,250)

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692

RARE 1899 UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO. ADVERTISING CALENDAR. Scarce UMC calendar, 27-5/8″ tall, 13-1/4″ wide on an oil cloth body with the orig. December calendar page centered at the bottom. The image is very colorful with vignettes of “The Astor Battery” and “1st US Cavalry Rough Riders” with the battleship U.S.S. Oregon centered in between. On each side of the scroll, with company advertising, is a soldier and sailor in period uniforms. CONDITION: Trimmed, as noted with minor repairs at the bottom corners and another small repair by the calendar. There is a repaired tear at the top right corner and two others on either side of the calendar. Otherwise, the images are sharp and clear and the colors are crisp and bright. 4-45317 JL405 (1,750-2,750)

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693

UNIQUE UMC CARTRIDGE CO. PRINTERS’ PROOF OR COLOR PALETTE CALENDAR PRINT. Image size is 27″ x 15″ on a 29″ x 17″ page advertising the Union Metallic Cartridge Co., depicting dock workers, who appear to be South American, off-loading cases of ammunition from a ship. The side of the dock is imprinted with the UMC logo and “AMERICA’S STANDARD AMMUNITION” and has the image of a dovetailed wooden case of 44-40 hollow point black powder ammunition. The calendar space is blank and there are seven blocks of color with their codes laid out on the lower left edge with the printers centering marks at the top. This is the exact one illustrated in Robert Strauss’ book on Gun Advertising. CONDITION: Fine. The image is sharp and clear with the colors crisp and bright. There is a tear at the bottom and small pieces missing from the upper left edge. The white border is slightly yellowed and lightly soiled. A fine and rare print. 4-45324 JL406 (1,500-3,000)

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694

UNIQUE R. FARRINGTON ELLWELL PRINTERS PROOF OR COLOR PALETTE FOR WINCHESTER ADVERTISING PRINT. Beautiful and famous Ellwell print with 18-7/8″ x 14-1/8″ image on a 24″ x 18″ page with eight blocks of color with their codes on the bottom border. The print depicts a hunter and guide in a birch bark canoe peering around a rock at a large bull-moose standing in the water. The border has the printers’ centering marks at the top and bottom and both sides. It is copyrighted by Winchester. This is the exact one illustrated in Robert Strauss’ book on Gun Advertising. CONDITION: About excellent. Only one tiny nick in one edge with no apparent creases or tears. The image is sharp and clear and the colors crisp and bright. The border is slightly yellowed with some light soil, not effecting the image. A scarce print in rare configuration. 4-45325 JL407 (1,750-3,250)

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695

RARE AND DESIRABLE N.C. WYETH DUPONT POWDER POSTER. Very colorful poster 30″ by 19-1/2″ copyrighted 1915 by DuPont and printed by the American Colortype Co. The image is gentlemen trap shooters on the line in the background with several spectators at the corner of a clubhouse with two fellows, nicely dressed with one having a box of shotgun shells in a holder on his waist and the other carrying a leg-o-mutton gun case. It is titled “HOW ARE YOU OLD MAN! GLAD TO SEE YOU” with dark green border with red and white DuPont powder advertising at the bottom. CONDITION: Excellent. The image and colors are all crisp with bright clean colors. The very edges are slightly yellowed with one or two small tears to the edges not affecting the image. One of the tears appears to have been taped. There is a small scratch near the bottom of the image. A very rare and desirable poster by a famous artist. 4-45323 JL402 (4,500-7,500)

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696

RARE 1910 ADVERTISING CALENDAR FOR BALLISTITE AND EMPIRE POWDERS. Very rare N.C. Wyeth print on this calendar, copyrighted 1909, 19″ x 12-1/2″ vertical image depicting two gentleman hunters, one carrying a dbl. bbl shotgun and the other a pump shotgun. One of them holding two setters on leashes with a farmer pointing ahead and the farm stead in the background titled “OVER YONDER”. The overall size is 26″ x 15″ with green border,advertising at the top and bottom with what appears to be a complete calendar pad for 1910 beginning with January. CONDITION: Good to very good. The image is sharp and clear with crisp colors. The green border is slightly faded with a few creases, a couple of small tears, a 1″ x 3/4″ missing piece at the top right and slightly trimmed right edge. The calendar with its green background and white lettering is also slightly faded. 4-45318 JL404 (2,000-3,000)

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697

HERCULES POWDER CO. INFALLIBLE POWDER POSTER. 18-1/2″ wide by 26-1/4″ tall with the band reattached at the bottom, the top band appears to be in orig. position. This desirable image is of a turn of the Century lady in blue hunting togs with sturdy boots and gaiters carrying a dbl. bbl. shotgun with a pointer dog behind her, on a tan background with brown advertising at the top and to the right. CONDITION: About good, trimmed to current dimensions, lightly soiled with edge wrinkles, folds and several small tears with some restoration near the shotgun butt and below the last “l” in Infallible. The image is crisp and clear and the colors are vivid and bright. 4-45316 JL401 (1,000-1,500)

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698

WESTERN CARTRIDGE CO. LITHO PRINTERS PROOF OR COLOR PALETTE. 23 1/2″ by 16″ image on a 24″ by 18″ page by “A. RUSSELL” entitled “SPORTSMEN’S CREDENTIALS” depicting a train station with a group of hunters, dogs, cased guns, rabbits and quail, with their licenses being checked by a game warden and the train approaching in the background. On a stack of crates, in the background, is a case of Western 12ga. shot shells. One of the hunters and a child are trying to get the attention of the warden tell him that the train is approaching, apparently to speed up the process. The lower left side of the border has blocks of ten different colors with their codes as a guide to the printer. Also has the centering layout lines penciled at the corners and in the center. This is the exact one illustrated in Robert Strauss’ book on Gun Advertising. CONDITION: Fine to excellent. The image is sharp and clear and the colors crisp and bright. There are three series of two small creases that are about 4″ in from the left edge. Otherwise, there is only one small tear in the bottom edge and light soil to the border. 4-45326 JL400 (2,000-3,000)

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699

1919 REMINGTON UMC CALENDAR. Extremely colorful and desirable calendar with Lynn Bogue Hunt print of an eagle attacking a flock of Canada geese in flight. Just below the print are views of three Remington factories with bright red Remington name and logo. It has a single calendar sheet of August 1919. CONDITION: Very good with the top band intact. The colors are bright and vivid although slightly faded. The background is yellowed and there are a number of roll creases through the image. A fine and colorful Remington calendar. 4-45319 JL399 (3,000-5,000)

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700

RARE REMINGTON 1909 POSTER WITH WOLVES. Beautiful oil cloth poster 29″ tall by 19″ wide with both bands intact. Very colorful depicting a voyageur (Northwest Hunter/Trapper) surrounded by six wolves being held at bay by the firelight and him holding a Remington Model 8 semi-auto rifle. The bottom band of the poster has colorful autoloading rifle advertising with illustrations of the four calibers offered in this rifle. CONDITION: Fine to excellent. The colors are vivid and bright with only one or two minor nicks at the very edge and one small crease. The bands are also bright. A scarce item in outstanding condition. 4-45322 JL398 (3,000-5,000)

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701

FRAMED REPRINT OF FAMOUS REMINGTON UMC POSTER. Image size is 23-1/2″ x 17-1/2″ of a hunter carrying two rabbits with his dogs in a snowy field scene. Also carrying a Model 10 Remington pump shotgun. Colorful and bright, this is, unfortunately, a modern reprint. Very nicely professionally framed. CONDITION: Excellent, as reprinted, retaining all its bright colors. Excellent frame. 4-45751 Z412 (150-250)

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702

LOT OF TWO FRAMED EARLY PRINTS. 1). Philip Goodwin, large style print with 22″ by 16″ image of two hunters, one carrying a Remington Model 8 and the other a Winchester 86 SRC on snowshoes in a mountain scene shooting at a moose. Beautifully framed in a floral Victorian frame with gold decoration-excellent. 2). Also beautiful framed in a gold lined 3-1/4″ oak frame of a very early oil cloth print of two dogs chasing a bull and cow elk through a mountain scene. Overall size is 34″ by 28″-excellent. 4-45745, 4-45747 JL436 (250-400)

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703

LOT OF FOUR FRAMED EARLY PRINTS. 1) Wonderfully framed in a striped Victorian framed dry mounted, of two Terriers chasing a rabbit-fine. 2) William Foster, 1924 book page print “WHAT AILS THEM CRITTERS?” matted-fine. 3) Calendar top of a wolf overlooking a ranch. Copyright 1928-fine. 4) Early print “THE BACKWOODSMAN’S CHRISTMAS”. Early hunter bringing a deer back to the cabin. 4-45743, 4-45744, 4-45748, 4-45749 JL432 (100-200)

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705

DUCKS UNLIMITED SET OF CLOISONNÉ DUCK STAMPS. Beautifully matted, framed and numbered set of Cloisonné stamps dating from 1934-1999, #89 of 1,779. The center has a 2-1/2″ Ducks Unlimited medallion and marked on the bottom right corner, “DUCKS UNLIMITED/RIO HONDO”. CONDITION: Excellent frame and stamps. 4-45754 JL435 (250-400)

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706

FINE SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINT OF THE CSS ALABAMA. Beautifully matted and framed with 23-1/2″ by 15″ image of the Alabama flying the Confederate stars and bars, #20 of 500 by John Ficklen. CONDITION: Colors are vivid and bright with several spots of foxing. Fine frame. 4-45425 JL434 (200-300)

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706A.

WESTERN 1935 CARTRIDGE ADVERTISING POSTER. Matted and framed, printed on poster board in black, white and red, advertising various Western cartridges with vignettes of three military shooters and one civilian shooter with a caption “VICTORY RECORD FOR 1934” and the encouragement to “SHOOT WESTERN WORLD’S CHAMPION AMMUNITION AND WIN IN 1935!” CONDITION: The glass is broken from the frame. The poster is sharp and clean with crisp colors. The matte is soiled and yellowed. The frame is fine. 4-45342 JL413 (100-200)

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706B.

JOHN KRIDER FLYER. Beautiful 19th Century advertising flyer for Krider’s “Sportmens Depot” of Philadelphia, PA. Framed image size 13-1/2″ by 10-1/4″ with a beautiful border of foliate arabesque patterns enclosing six small game scenes with the printing in the middle advertising Krider as a gun maker and “dealer in fishing tackle and all kinds of sporting apparatus” touting the established date of 1826. The frame is early period walnut veneer. CONDITION: The flyer is excellent, sharp and clear, only slightly yellowed with no fading. The frame has three or four cracks and some loss of veneer from the upper left corner. Believe to be new old stock, but not guaranteed for age. 4-43585 Z233 (100-200)

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707

US SURCHARGED CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. CAL. about 75. Original flint musket with 44-3/4″ bbl. Three bb. bands with front sight on the rear split band, bayonet lug at the muzzle with a button head ramrod. Iron mounted with long swelled trigger guard tangs, “US” at the back of the lock plate and “U.STATES” branded on the stock at the toe. CONDITION: Good to very good. All the metal has a dark brown patina with scattered surface rust and heavy pitting around the flash pan and on the lock plate with more lighter pitting around the bbl channel. The stock has a crack at the front of the lock plate and there are a few minor bug holes. There are a few small splinters missing from the front bbl channel. The wood retains a fine old hand polished patina. There is a large chip missing by the right top tang. Mechanics are fine. 4-45454 JL252 (1,500-2,500)

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708

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1816 TYPE I FLINTLOCK MUSKET. CAL. 69. Reconversion standard musket with 42″ bbl, 1816 dated lock plate and button head ramrod. 1-pc stock with outline of cartouches on the left side flat and the initials “NH” crudely carved in the buttstock. CONDITION: Mostly a dark brown patina on the metal parts with cleaned areas and heavy pitting around the breech end with burn out behind the pan. Stock has a couple of deep gouges and retains most of a refinish. 4-45687 JL194 (1,000-1,500)

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709

SECOND MODEL BROWN BESS SHORT LAND PATTERN FLINTLOCK MUSKET. CAL. about 75. Tower marked lock with the crown over “GR”, 42″ round bbl with square front sight/bayonet lug. It has a brass nose cap with a 3-7/8″ long brass upper guide, two smaller brass guides and a brass nose pipe with a button head iron ramrod. The trigger guard is long brass with ball finials. The sideplate is flat with a long tail and a ball finial. It has an acorn shaped brass thumb plate and brass buttplate with short stepped tang. There are proof marks in the wood below the lower tang. The forestock and trigger guard are fitted with iron sling loops. The top tang is wedge shaped with a raised carving completely surrounding. The breech end of the bbl has British broad arrow proofs. The stock has a fine swell at the nose pipe and raised panels on each side of the wrist. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. The bbl retains a dark brown patina with light pitting over the pan area. The lock is crisp with all the legends sharp. The wood is sound, missing a long sliver on the right side bbl channel with another stapled sliver in the same area. The left side of the bbl channel also has a repaired crack. There is a small area of wood fill just in front of the pan. Otherwise the stock is beautiful with a fine hand-rubbed patina on the forestock and wrist areas with the balance being a dark patina. A fine Brown Bess musket that could have seen Revolutionary War service. 4-45280 JL254 (3,500-5,000)

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710

DUBLIN CASTLE SHORT LAND PATTERN BROWN BESS. CAL. about 80. 2nd Model Brown Bess with 42-3/8″ round bbl with integral front sight/bayonet lug, 1-pc walnut stock, brass furniture, three ramrod guides and brass nose pipe. The lock plate has “DUBLIN CASTLE” vertically behind the hammer with the cypher of King George III, a crown over GR in front of the hammer. The top of the bbl is very nicely engraved with a number “23” which has been identified as the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers, who were very active fighting in America during the Revolutionary War at which time this musket was manufactured and was very likely a field replacement in that war. The large brass acorn shaped thumb plate is engraved “K”over “75”. Apparently, a Unit and rifle number. The trigger guard is heavy brass with ball-end finials and a long tail brass sideplate with ball-end. The buttplate has a medium length 2-stepped buttplate tang. The sling loops appear to be orig. and are very wide. A fine historic Revolutionary War firearm. CONDITION: About very good. The iron retains a dark brown crusty patina. The brass is very dark patina. The wood is sound with a small crack in front of the lock plate and missing a chip at the foreend tip and retains a fine old hand-rubbed patina, possibly an ancient refinish. 4-45515 JL448 (3,000-4,000)

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711

EARLY FLINTLOCK MILITIA MUSKET OR OFFICERS FUSIL. CAL. about 75. Delicate Flintlock musket with 38-1/2″ bbl, iron mounted with three bbl bands, front sight that doubles as a bayonet lug with tulip head iron ramrod. The lock plate resembles a Charleyville with a vertical groove behind the hammer and the initials “SE” under a crown and other indistinguishable lettering. The trigger guard, sideplate and buttplate are smooth iron. The stock is very short measuring 12-3/4″ with a very narrow wrist and tiny butt with short comb and a notch at the front of the comb. Accompanied by what appears to be an orig. triangular socket bayonet with a 15″ blade. CONDITION: The iron retains a dark brown attic patina. The stock has a crack back of the top tang and is missing a chip at the front of the lock plate and some grain checks at the buttplate. Otherwise is sound with a fine dark hand-rubbed patina. 4-45455 JL259 (1,000-2,000)

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712

S.C. ROBINSON ALTERED VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY MARKED MUSKET. CAL. 69. 1816 Model musket converted to percussion by Samuel C. Robinson in Richmond during the Civil War. The lock plate has the date “1818” and “RICHMOND” vertically behind the hammer and “VIRGINIA” horizontally in front of the hammer. The bolster is 1842 pattern with a brass filler in the pan slot. It is standard 1816 pattern with iron furniture, 3-bands and button head ramrod with 1-pc walnut stock. There are crude initials “AF” on the left side panel and larger crude initials “AGF” upside down on the left side of the butt. There is a large “S” inspector mark on the iron sideplate. Accompanied by several pages of a book describing the Robinson alterations. CONDITION: Good, plus, with the metal retaining a dark brown patina with light pitting over most of the surfaces, heavier around the bolster and lock plate areas. The wood is very worn with a dark oiled finish, a crack at the heel and a repaired crack on the right side of the forestock. Missing some splinters by the barrel channel. A scarce and desirable Confederate used musket. 4-45514 JL447 (2,500-3,000)

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713

EARLY FLINTLOCK LONG FOWLER OR PUNT GUN. CAL. about 8 bore. Extra long smooth bore Fowler with 55-5/8″ stepped round bbl that is approx. 1-1/2″ dia. at the breech end. It is mounted in a hardwood half-stock with horn foreend tip having two iron guides and an iron nose pipe with a tulip head wooden ramrod. The lock is from an early Brown Bess marked “BARNETT/LONDON”. The furniture is iron with a small sheet metal trigger guard and thin smooth iron buttplate with long narrow tang. The sideplate is brass from an India pattern Brown Bess. CONDITION: Good. The bbl retains a dark brown patina with light surface pitting. The lock plate is a mottled silver-brown. The trigger guard and buttplate are brown patina with rust pitting. The stock is coarse grained and appears to have been exposed to moisture for a ling period of time. The lock does not fit very well into the stock and maybe a replacement. 4-45381 JL258 (1,000-2,000)

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714

EARLY ENGLISH IRON BARRELED FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS. CAL. Big. Built with the features of an early Brown Bess with ball finial brass trigger guard, long tail serpentine brass sideplate and banana shaped lock plate with a small teat at the back. The bbl is iron, 15-5/8″ long, thick walled and flared at the muzzle to 1-7/8″. It has a single brass guide with a button head iron ramrod. The tang and surrounding raised panel, along with the long wrist and short comb are also reminiscent of a Brown Bess musket. The buttplate is brass with a short rounded tang. CONDITION: Fair to good. The bbl, lock plate and hammer are a cleaned gray-brown patina with moderate rust pitting. The brass is a medium mustard patina. The stock has bug holes and dry rot at the muzzle end missing several small splinters with several longitudinal cracks. The balance of the stock is sound with a fine hand-rubbed patina. 4-45429 JL246 (2,000-3,000)

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715

KETLAND FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS. CAL. about 75. Bellmouth Blunderbuss with 17-1/4″ bbl which flares to 2-1/8″. The bbl tube appears to have been made from a Brown Bess musket bbl and is reconverted. The lock is by T. Ketland Co. with a replaced frizzen and hammer. The stock is spliced around the bbl channel and at the end and has brass ovals on either side. The trigger guard is brass and the sideplate is India pattern as is the brass buttplate. Matter of fact, the stock appears to be from a cut down India pattern Brown Bess. CONDITION: Appears to be pieced together from various parts with the aforementioned spliced wood and wood fill around the lock plate. Refinished wood. 4-44765 JL257 (400-700)

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716

MIDDLE EASTERN MATCHLOCK MUSKET. CAL. about 70. Made with full-length 1-pc straight stock with 51″ cannon muzzle bbl having damascened decorations about 8″ up from the breech end and 4″-5″ at the muzzle with engraving at the end. All the bbl bands are missing and are now replaced with eleven bands of wrapped rawhide. The sides of the stock are decorated with small flowers and long strips of pierced metal. The trigger lever is fancy, pierced metal and the pan cover is missing. CONDITION: As previously mentioned, otherwise the metal retains a dark brown patina, the wood is sound with dark patina. 4-44768 JL237 (300-600)

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717

FRENCH MIQUELET FLINT FOWLER. CAL. about 12 bore. Medium fowler with 43-1/4″ oct. to round bbl with numerous touch marks and symbols on the top flat about the chamber area. Brass furniture with gold-wash, mounted in a raised carved club butt dark wood stock. The barrel band is filigreed in three slots. The trigger guard is long and ornate with finger rests and pineapple finials at each end as is the rear sling swivel base. The stock has raised side panels with stylized fleur di lis raised carvings at the back edges with raised floral carving around the top tang and beginning of the comb. The comb and belly of the stock are fluted with raised carving and the butt has a fleur di lis heel plate with filigree top tang. The lock plate is hourglass shaped with a pointed back end and has a deep touch mark in the center. The flash hole is platinum lined. The sideplate is filigree with two lock screws. It has its orig. iron button head ramrod. CONDITION: All the iron retains a dark brown patina. The brass fittings retain 50-75% orig. gold wash. The stock is missing part of the foreend tip, has a small crack in front and back of the lock plate and is missing small chips around the front. The toe has a large chip missing. A rare and unusual fowler. 4-45725 JL348 (1,000-2,000)

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718

BARNETT CONVERSION NORTHWEST TRADE GUN CHIEFS’ MUSKET. ca. 1819 CAL. about 60. Fine old chiefs’ musket with 36-1/2″ oct. to round bbl. Small pinched iron front sight, two decorative brass ramrod guides with a replacement ramrod. The breech end of the bbl has various British proofs and a small touch mark, probably a seated fox. The lock plate is marked “BARNETT” and the date 1819 vertically behind the hammer. There is a small circle cartouche on the right side of the buttstock that is indecipherable but probably is a seated fox. The stock has teardrop side panels and a teardrop carving around the top tang. The trigger guard is large and made of smooth iron and the buttplate is smooth brass. The sideplate is a scaled serpent secured with three screws. A similar example appears in “The Northwest Gun” by Charles Henson. CONDITION: Good to very good. The iron retains a dark brown patina with scattered light pitting, heavier around the nipple area and on the lock plate. The wood is sound, apparently missing a band near the muzzle and retains most of a very old refinish. 4-45352 JL266 (2,500-4,000)

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719

WHATLEY CONVERSION CHIEFS’ MUSKET. ca. 1810 CAL. about 60. Scarce Chiefs’ musket with 34-7/8″ stepped oct. to round bbl with small pinched iron front sight, converted from flintlock to percussion. The top flat has three British proofs and a seated fox in a circle with the mark “LONDON”. The lock plate has the makers’ name vertically behind the hammer with the small circle logo in front of the hammer. It has two decorative brass ramrod guides with a matching brass nose pipe. The trigger guard is light iron and very large. The sideplate is a scaled serpent secured with three large screws. The buttstock has a narrow wrist with a deep comb and smooth brass buttplate. A similar example appears in “The Northwest Gun” by Charles Henson. CONDITION: Fair to good. The bbl and trigger guard retain a dark brown patina with heavy pitting at the breech end of the bbl and on the lock plate. There has been a repair on the left side of the forestock with several small missing slivers from the bbl channel. The buttstock has several nicks and dings, small gouge and some hammer marks. There is burn out behind the nipple area. The lock screws are recent replacements. 4-45354 JL262 (3,000-4,000)

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720

RARE NORTHWEST FLINTLOCK TRADE GUN CHIEFS’ MUSKET BY SARGANT & SON. ca. 1800.CAL. about 60. Beautiful trade musket with 34-1/2″ oct. to round bbl with full-length stock, brass ramrod guides, large iron trigger guard and long scaled serpent brass sideplate secured with three screws. Appears to be orig. flint with possibly a bushed flash hole. Top flat is stamped with a sitting fox mark and “LONDON”. The lock plate has the makers’ name vertically behind the hammer with a touch mark in front of the hammer of a fox with the initials “IA” over “WARRANTED”. There is also a small fox cartouche in a circle on the right side of the buttstock. The stock has raised teardrop side panels and a raised teardrop back of the top tang. The buttplate is flat brass. A similar example appears in “The Northwest Gun” by Charles Henson. CONDITION: Very good, plus. The bbl retains an even dark brown patina. The lock plate is a medium to dark gray with some light pitting. The hammer is possibly a replacement with artificial aging. The stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish with good hand-rubbed patina. 4-45356 JL263 (4,500-6,000)

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721

NORTHWEST PERCUSSION TRADE GUN CHIEFS’ MUSKET BY PARKER FIELD & SONS. ca. 1868 CAL. about 60. Beautiful trade musket with 30″ oct. to round bbl, full-length stock, brass ramrod guides containing a brass tipped wood rammer. The breech end of the bbl has various British proofs and what probably was the fox cartouche. The lock plate is marked with the makers’ name over “LONDON” in front of the hammer with the date 1868 vertically behind the hammer and the fox touch mark at the back edge. The sideplate is a scaled serpent secured with three screws. A similar example appears in “The Northwest Gun” by Charles Henson. CONDITION: Very good. The bbl retains an even dark brown patina with scattered rust and widely scattered spots of heavy pitting. Heavy pitting on the hammer and around the nipple area. The wood is sound missing some minor chips around the lock plate and retains most of an old refinish. 4-45355 JL264 (2,500-4,000)

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722

WILSON CONVERSION NORTHWEST TRADE GUN CHIEFS’ MUSKET. ca. 1760 CAL. about 68. Converted from flintlock with a 36-1/2″ oct. to round bbl. Full-length wood stock with teardrop side panels, raised carved teardrop around the top tang. A fine scaled serpent sideplate with three screws. The breech end of the bbl has two deep oval touch marks and the initials “NW” with a star. The lock is marked with the makers’ name vertically behind the hammer. It has two decorative brass ramrod guides, a large plain iron trigger guard and plain brass buttplate. A similar example appears in “The Northwest Gun” by Charles Henson. CONDITION: The iron has an even deep brown patina with heavy pitting around the nipple area and hammer. The front trigger guard screw is a replacement. The wood is sound with two carved grooves on the forestock and retains a fine hand-rubbed patina. 4-45353 JL270 (2,500-4,000)

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723

INDIAN USED BROWN BESS CUT-DOWN MUSKET. CAL. about 75. Appears to be a cut-down 3rd Model Brown Bess with the side of the buttstock shaved down, having a circle of brass tacks on each side and missing the buttplate which shows substantial wear in this area. The bbl has been reduced to 27-3/4″ with a commensurate reduction in the forestock and relocation of the orig. upper ramrod guide. These modifications, coupled with the missing buttplate, are reminiscent of known “blanket rifles”. The lock plate is marked “WILSON” and the breech end of the bbl is marked with a crown and broad arrow British proof. CONDITION: As previously noted, the bbl retains a mottled silver-brown patina with moderate pitting and rust around the flash hole, possibly an old reconvert. The lock plate and hammer are mottled silver and brown and the frizzen and pan are lightly rusted. The stock has an old repaired crack in the wrist and numerous grain checks in the butt area. A very interesting piece of native Americana. 4-45282 JL239 (1,000-2,000)

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723A.

ARTILLERY OFFICER’S PRESENTATION SWORD FRANCO PRUSSIAN WAR 1870-71. This high quality, Damascus bladed sword is heavily decorated in gold and blued in parts. The presentee was Bavarian Karl Freherrn von Neubeck, born 26 May 1821, died 4 January 1894. Married to Sabrina Hoderlein, born 1825; one son, Maximilian, born 1851. Von Neubeck retires as General major in 1881. He commanded the Bavarian Artillery Abteilung during sieges designated by gold city coats of arms and dates on the hilt of the sword. A nice presentation sword for action by his officers named on the reverse of the blade. CONDITION: Very good with several rust spots on the blade. The sword has never been cleaned or polished. Scabbard once in nickel plate, is now painted black. 4-45436 (3,000-6,000)

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724

SHARPS CARBINE WITH BRASS TACKS. CAL. 54. 22” round bbl. This carbine has seen extreme abuse and is decorated like those used by Indians. There are 25 brass tacks in cross and straight line patterns on the butt and six on the rawhide covered remains of the forearm. There are also three holes with tracks missing. The bottom of the stock is broken off and has been roughly smoothed. The buttplate is also broken off at the top tang screw. The top tang is cracked at the front screw. The lever lock, primer screw, follower and spring, lever pin, spring and screw and rear sight leaf are missing. SN 43874. CONDITION: Deeply pitted on hammer, patchbox and triggerplate. Moderately pitted elsewhere. The wood and bore are poor. The action is functional. 4-45106 FS15 (800-1,200)

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724A.

NORTHERN PLAINS INDIAN WOMAN’S DEERSKIN DRESS. Beautiful, brain tanned deerskin dress, approx. 48″ long x 21″ wide at the chest with raglan type shoulders, short cape type sleeves. The shoulder yolk is deerskin laced as are the side seams. The center, front and back of the yolk have a small decorative area with the deer hair still on. The neck opening front and back have a narrow band of dark blue cloth and a wide band of red trade cloth. The blue cloth is of the right texture, color and consistency of the period Cavalry uniforms. The skirt is scalloped and decorative with very fine fringe, completely surrounding the circumference. It is decorated on each side with rectangles of trade cloth and deerskin. The center, on one side, has two small spots of red trade cloth and the opposing side has two beaded rossetts.2-1/4″ dia. with a red trade cloth center and white and blue circles surrounding. All the decorations appear to be applied with sinew thread. Both entire side seams have very fine fringe and there are fine hide strings front and back at the chest area and on the lower part of the skirt. Attached to one of these strings is a very old manila tag bearing the quill ink inscription “INDIAN WOMAN’S DRESS/PRESENTED TO COL. E. RICE, U.S.A./BY WHITE BULL, WAR CHIEF OF THE NORTHERN SIOUX”. At the bottom of the tag in the same writing, but very tiny “COL. EDMUND RICE, U.S.A., FEBRUARY 12, 1884”. White Bull was a nephew of Sitting Bull and was reportedly the Indian who claimed to have been the one that killed General Custer. Col. Rice was an important military figure, having been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his gallant actions on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, when he was wounded and most of his unit was lost. After the Civil War, Col. Rice was assigned to the Springfield Armory for a time, where he developed the trowel bayonet. During the Indian Wars, Rice commanded several outposts in the West and engaged in many campaigns against the Northern Plains Indians. It was during this time that White Bull presented the dress to him. Although he was advancing in years, Col. Rice petitioned to return to active duty at the outset of the Spanish-American War and was recommission to serve his country yet again. CONDITION: The leather is soft and supple except an area that had the hair left on. Most of the hair is missing. Most of the fringe is intact. The trooper cloth and trade cloth have one or two small moth holes and the red has bled over onto the leather. Otherwise, the dress is fine with a great old patina. 4-45440 JL501 (9,000-11,000)

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724B.

LOT OF 8 BURBANK PRINTS OF INDIANS. From a set published in 1899, drawn by E.A. Burbank at various Indian reservations in the United States and Canada in 1898 and 1899. All are signed upper right and dated 1899 in black ink. Framed in commercial 10-1/2″ by 13-1/2″ frames with mats that came with the frames, none of the matting matches the pictures, and some of the signatures are covered by the matting. CONDITION: Generally fine. 4-44346 X55 (2,000-3,000)

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724C.

THE BARON VON RICHTHOFEN “POUR LE MERITE” BEAKER. This antique silver beaker is nearly identical in form to the coveted honor beakers awarded to successful German fighter pilots during the First World War. The body is cylindrical with a slightly hammered surface as are the Honor Beakers. The under portion of the body of the cup fitted with a wide constricted band, the surface of which is ornamented with heavily hammered and raised letters “Richthofen”. The bottom of the cup, trimmed in a fine bead design and the body of the cup, like the Honor Cups, is supported on four large silver ball feet. One of the primary differences between this cup and Richthofen’s Honor Beaker is that, rather than being embellished with two flying eagles on the side, this is very expertly crafted with a hammered highly blown-out depiction of the coveted “Blue Max”. On the reverse of the cup is also hammered out in high relief a masterful depiction of a family crest. The under side of the beaker is stamped “JOHANNE WAGNER & SOHN”; a well-known Berlin maker of Honor Beakers and high-quality medals during the First World War. Also stamped on the underside are the appropriate ciphers including a crescent moon, monarch’s crown, eagle and the number “835”. While there is no documentation accompanying the beaker, we attribute it to von Richthofen as a result of various facts and by process of elimination. First of all, the cup is guaranteed to be antique and made during the First World War. In addition, the following facts are known; 1) The cup was nearly lost to the world in the late 1970’s when some American family turned it into a silver dealer during the great “Smelting Era”. It is fortunate that the silver buyer recognized the Pour le Merite insignia on the cup and concluded that it might have something to do with Militaria and, apparently sold it to a gun dealer. 2) That gun dealer took it to a gun show where he met with Mr. George Richardson, a dealer set up at the show who apparently traded a couple of revolvers for the beaker. 3) A doctor standing just inside the door, to his right noticed the honor-shaped beaker and directly after the deal was concluded, the doctor approached Richardson in an attempt to buy it. However, Mr. Richardson declined to sell the cup. It wasn’t until a week later when Richardson’s German-speaking secretary was shown the cup that he learned that the name on the base was “Richthofen” and was that of the famous Richthofen family. Over the years he refused to sell it to his friend collector (the doctor who had orig.ly seen it). 4) Recently the doctor was contacted by the executor of the Richardson family (after his death). They asked if he could assist in marketing this important cup. As to the Richthofen connection; Richthofen, unquestionably the most famous of all combat pilots in the history of aviation, earned his name “The Red Baron” as a result of his title and of his dreaded Fokker, bright red fighter tri-plane from which he successfully shot down 80 allied pilots before he was killed. Richthofen won his honor beaker from the Air Force some time in 1916. He was, however, a great collector of war trophies and accolades associated with his successes. Various photographs in German museums depict one of his trophy rooms showing cups and small beakers together with insignia from various airplanes that he reportedly had shot down. From the very beginning, Richthofen started a unique practice (to our knowledge, not followed by any other WWI fighter pilots), each time he shot down a pilot, he had a German silver smith produce a solid silver beaker onto which was inscribed, the type of plane, the day that it was shot down, the plane’s numbers, etc. (One of these simple small beakers sold at auction recently for $27,000.) It is believed that the same Berlin jeweler, Johanne Wagner, made all of these small beakers. Richthofen continued this practice until late in the war when the scarcity of silver prevented the silversmith from producing any more of solid silver. Richthofen would not consider the possibility of a silver-plated beaker and suspended his practice after his 60th beaker was completed. Richthofen was, therefore, very much focused on trophies, and it only stands to reason that when he finally won the coveted “Blue Max”, that he would go to that same German jeweler and request a special beaker made in honor of the award. Richthofen coveted the Pour le Merite, and according to biographies of his life, looked forward with great anticipation to eventually winning this highest Medal of Honor in the German military during the First World War. Initially, a pilot’s requirement was to shoot down eight pilots before he won the Pour le Merite, however, by the time von Richthofen had shot down seven pilots, the government changed the requirements to 16 successes and Richthofen had to essentially start all over again. We believe he commissioned the beaker after he finally shot down the 16 planes and won his “Blue Max”. Finally, there are only two people that could have possibly owned this beaker, as there were only two Richthofen’s in the First World War to win the Pour le Merite; Lothar, Richthofen’s brother and Manfred von Richthofen, the “Red Baron”. (there was actually a third Richthofen, no relation, who won the Pour le Merite but he did not do so until January 18, 1918, long after the supply of silver was exhausted by the Walker Jewelry firm, they discontinued making solid silver beakers some time in August or September of 1917.) There is no indication what so ever that Lothar maintained a trophy room or held his awards and trophies in such high esteem as did the Baron. Therefore, in conclusion, the ownership to Baron von Richthofen is the only alternative. This is a truly important historical piece, masterfully created and honoring the award of the highest merit in the German air force during the First World War and also, apparently commission by and owned by the world’s most historic fighter pilot. Accompanying this lot are a number of things that were later acquired by Richardson to display with the beaker. (None of these items have any purported ownership to the Red Baron.) Included is a fine oil on canvas portrait commissioned by Richardson depicting the Red Baron, a group of books documenting the life of the Red Baron, various photographic images of the Red Baron – one framed in a W.W.I metal military frame, also three medals. These medals were chosen because they were all medals of the type that Richthofen actually won during the war. The first medal is the Imperial German Pilot Badge; this one being the solid back variety by Junker. A silver W.W.I Wound Badge, this being the cut-out variation with the screw-back attachment and also an Iron Cross, Second Class mounted for attachment to a medal bar. Also included is a two page notarized letter from the doctor, documenting his involvement. SIZE: 8-1/8″ high x 3-3/4″ in dia. CONDITION: The beaker is essentially in very good condition. A small 2-1/2″ dent or crease appears in the lower portion of the body of the beaker. In addition, at one time, one of the large supporting ball feet on the base had an old silversmith repair. Otherwise, the beaker is in very fine condition. 4-45438 (45,000-65,000)

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724D.

RUSSIAN NCO HELMET IN THE STYLE OF THE CHEVALIER GUARD OF THE TSARINA. A metal-bodied Cavalry helmet surmounted by a large silvered Imperial Russian double-headed parade eagle. Nicely detailed Garde star front plate. CONDITION: Evidence of restoration is found by the location of extra mounting holes for the eagle top and front plate in the helmet and replacement of its complete lining. Enameling on front plate looks to be restores. A reasonably offered example. 4-45122 (1,500-2,000)

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724E.

PRUSSIAN REGIMENT GARDE DU CORPS OFFICER’S HELMET WITH PARADE EAGLE. The Garde du Corps were the elite German Cavalry Regiment and were uniformed accordingly with items unique only to them. The helmets were of Tombak, with a silver Garde star enameled helmet plate, brass chin scales, and when on parade carried a large silver eagle with a gold crown. All these features are present on this helmet. CONDITION: The eagle has a soldered repair on its back. The Garde star has solder repairs to its reverse. This is a composite helmet with some orig. parts, but restored and with many new parts added. 4-45132 (1,500-2,500)

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724F.

COMPLETE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN-AT-ARMS HELMET. A fine example of one of the most beautiful helmets. Brass body with foliated applied designs, helmet with British quartered seal surmounted by a King’s Crown, chin scales ending in proper lion’s paws, complete with long white swan feathered plume. CONDITION: This helmet is in fine orig. untouched condition. Minor tear in head lining in only flaw. 4-45126 (7,500-8,500)

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724G.

LEIB HUSAREN REG. NR 1 OFFICER’S PELZMÜTZE. This is an accurate replica of the extremely rare Death Head Husar’s Busby, or pelzmutze. The hussar officers changed to opposum fur like this example in 1910 from the black fur usually associated with Husar Busbys. CONDITION: In fine replica condition. An opportunity to find a realistically priced display example. 4-45130 (850-1,500)

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724H.

PRUSSIAN LEIB-GENDARMERIE HELMET OF THE 1ST AND 2ND ZUG. The unit represented by this helmet was the bodyguard for the Kaiser, 1st Zug, and the Kaiserina, 2nd Zug. This unit never consisted of more than 100 men and an officer who retained the uniform of his orig. regiment. This helmet is a fine replica of an orig. extremely rare helmet. This example mounts the spike top used for normal duty rather than the eagle used for parade. CONDITION: This helmet is a museum quality copy of a very rare piece of headgear. 4-45131 (1,500-2,000)

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724I.

PRUSSIAN JAGER ZU PFERDE OFFICERS HELMET FOR REGIMENTS 7-13. Back painted lightweight metal officer grade body. Dragoon-style helmet plate as worn by the Jager zu Pferde regiments, large officers style cocards, chin scales attached by trefoil shaped pieces of the officer style. CONDITION: The helmet body has been refinished, lining replaced, holes for front plate in the body double-punched. Many orig. parts on a rare restored helmet. 4-45129 (1,000-2,000)

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724J.

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN GENERAL’S PARADE HELMET. Mid-19th Century leather body with a fine period helmet plate and well engraved plume base. Black parade haarbusch on Russian flame-styled spike fitted to the plume’s base. CONDITION: The helmet body has been refinished and the liner replaced but all furniture is of the proper period making this a most attractive helmet. 4-45121 (3,500-4,500)

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724K.

PRUSSIAN 2ND ULAN REGT. OFFICER’S TSCHAPKA. This is a fine orig. helmet with the permanently affixed colored red rabatt below the mortarboard top. Nice cap lines, feldabzeichen, and a red, white and black parade bush. CONDITION: Fine, untouched officer’s cavalry helmet with the proper accessories. Hard to find in this condition. 4-45133 (3,500-4,750)

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724L.

BRITISH 17TH LANCER’S OFFICER TSCHAPKA, OR LANCE CAP. Cloth and leather officers helmet with rare 1856 front plate with only four Crimean War battle honors, Inkerman, Alma, Sevastopol and Balaklava. The 17th lancer’s took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, 1854. This helmet comes with heavy officer cap lines, feather plume and plume holder with Edward VII cypher. CONDITION: Liner headband replaced, plate reattached. All parts orig. with late early cap plate. 4-45127 (2,500-4,000)

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725

AMERICAN SCRIMSHAW SCREW TIP POWDER HORN WITH IMPORTANT IRISH INFLUENCE. A wonderful American engraved powder horn measuring 12″ long with a graceful curve, much orig. decoration and great color. The horn is shaved and faceted at the spout end with a brass carrying ring and stud. The spout is threaded. The plug end has a plain walnut insert also with a brass carrying ring applied. Four round head brass tacks secure the plug. Much of the horn is heavily decorated with a very nicely executed 3-masted ship on the sea in full sail and a sunburst and crescent moon above. Clasped hands, “Ireland Forever”, a house with trees, and a standing sailor and woman are posed next to a wedding arch with the initials “WS” above. Finally, a large engraved Irish harp and shamrocks adorn the panel next to the wedding scene. Rising from the faceted spout end are five deeply carved lancet shaped carvings. CONDITION: Very good, the color is excellent, the screw tip spout is missing. Carvings are relatively sophisticated, wear has obliterated some of the ship scene. A very strong horn with Irish influence. 4-45424 CW (1,500-2,500)

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726

ELABORATELY CARVED SMALL POWDER HORN. This little horn measures approx. 6-1/2″ body length with oval plug 1-7/8″ x 1-5/16″ secured with several wooden pegs. The spout is aged brass with a crude homemade spring. The entire body of the horn is covered with fine carvings depicting pilgrims in several different poses, some holding halbreds and other figures that appear to be Indians. Another panel that appears to be Adam and Eve covering themselves with fig leaves and accepting an apple from a serpent in a tree. Vertically beside this panel is carved “ADAMENMAN” with the N’s carved backwards as they are wherever they are used on the horn. Another panel depicts a pilgrim with a dragon, another still appears to be an angel with a harp. All the figures are accompanied by carved words and letters that this cataloger can not decipher. One panel has the date “1695”. CONDITION: Very fine being a dark mellow patina with small old damage at the plug end. An extremely rare, very early and possibly historic American horn 4-45475 JL315 (500-1,000)

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727

VERY EARLY ELABORATELY CARVED POWDER HORN. Small cows horn powder horn about 9″ on the long edge x 2-5/8″ x 1″. Carved on one side with an early warrior wearing greaves, a short Roman type skirt with shoulder and upper arm armor and a plumed helmet holding a flag and shield with other small decorations in the background. The other side is carved with a mythical figure, possibly Poseidon, of a man and horse. The man is holding a trident with a sea creatures tail in the background. The spout is a carved fishes head that is identical from either side. The base plug is also horn. CONDITION: Fine with a medium green color with fine aged patina. 4-45476 JL313 (500-1,000)

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728

EARLY EUROPEAN FLAT STYLE POWDER HORN. Possibly German or middle European, approx. 7″ on the long side x 3-1/2″ x 1-3/16″ with oval wood base plug secured with four small brass pins. The plug end is turned horn secured with four brass pins. One side is very nicely carved with a trophy of arms and a dead bear. The other side is decorated with a carved Edelweiss at one end and floral decoration at the other. CONDITION: Light greenish color with a couple of small bug bites, otherwise near excellent condition. 4-45474 JL314 (500-1,000)

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729

WHEELOCK STYLE POWDER HORN. Made of light yellow cows horn, approximately 9″ on the long side x 4-3/8″ wide x 1-1/4″ thick with an oval iron base, scalloped small end with brass charging spout with spring loaded gate. The outer side is decorated with beautifully scimshawed leaf and vine patterns and an intricate round center pattern. The back side is decorated with three patterns in concentric circles and dashes. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. The iron has a deep brown patina with moderate pitting. The brass also has a dark brown patina. The body is fine with a wonderful aged yellow patina. 4-45473 JL312 (500-1,000)

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730

BEAUTIFULLY CARVED EARLY POWDER HORN. Wonderfully carved, probably European, steer horn powder horn, medium size, overall about 15″including a large base plug that is deep relief carved in artichoke pattern with a fine knob and brass hanger ring. The plug is secured with small iron nails and the large end is evenly scalloped around the circumference. About 7″ of the spout end are deep relief carved with crosshatched patterns, small trees and scallops in fine detail. All together a very beautiful horn. CONDITION: One small crack in the main body otherwise completely orig. on intact. 4-45464 JL285 (400-700)

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731

AMERICAN FEDERAL PERIOD SCRIMSHAW RUM HORN. A very attractive 1808 dated rum keg fashioned from cow horn and scrimshawed by an experienced hand. The keg measures approximately 5+” wide with flat walnut plugs in each end. Each plug is about 4″ in diameter. Small iron tacks secure the plugs to the horn. At the top is an old, but perhaps not orig., wood stopper with two iron staples on either side of the spout. The spout section is decorated with 4 concentric inscribed circles. Each end is engraved with a single line and scalloped edge decoration. Both sides of the horn keg have scrimshaw 5-point stars, with shading and set within a single line circle. On one side, the star is flanked by the initials “W” and “T.” The other has the date “1808″ inscribed above. The bottom has a scrimshaw sawtooth design. CONDITION: Excellent, the color is pleasing and scrimshaw is authentic. 4-45423 CW (500-1,000)

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732

PAIR OF CONVERTED SILVER MOUNTED KUCHENREUTER TARGET PISTOLS. CAL. .48. 10-3/8” ribbed bbl. “J. ANDEREAS KUCHENREUTER” inlaid in silver on top of each bbl; one of which is numbered 1 and the other number 2. There is also extensive silver line inlay on all visible surfaces of the bbls. There are gold horse and rider cartouches sunk at the rear of each bbl. The letters “EX” are stamped in the rear silver loop on each bbl. The trigger guards, buttplates, sideplates and thimbles all appear to be solid silver. The bores have microgroove rifling and both pistols have set triggers. Rear sights with two folding blades. Light carving on the stock around the rear of the bbl tang. NSN CONDITION: The metal has light surface rust and pitting. Both stocks are cracked and repaired, No. 1 through the rear bbl. key, and number 2 through the wrist. Small pieces of wood have been added. The bores are pitted, actions are fine. 4-45062 FS72 (3,000-5,000)

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733

PAIR OF UNMARKED SAW-HANDLE PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. CAL. 46. Unmarked 10″ oct. bbls with tiny dovetailed front sights and fixed rear sights that appear to have been moved from the top tang out onto the bbls. Mounted in 1-pc half stocks with saw-handle grips having swelled butts with silver bands. The bbls are secured with a single wedge through German silver escutcheons. The muzzle end of the bbls have a rail with faceted guides containing wooden ramrods with brass tips. The trigger guards are narrow steel with long front tangs having pineapple finials. The lock plates and hammers are lightly engraved and marked “H. ELWELL/WARRANTED” in an oval in front of the hammers. CONDITION: Good to very good, no orig. finish remains. The metal having been cleaned bright and polished with scattered fine pitting, heavier around the nipple areas. One pistol has a break in the stock through the action and the other is sound with both retaining a fine hand-polished patina. 4-45494 Z302 (3,000-4,000)

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734

PAIR OF VINCENT PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. CAL. 52. Belgium made pistols with 9-1/8″ oct. damascus bbls, marked on the top flat with makers name. Iron mounted in a 1-pc half stock with carved foreend tip and fluted butt, secured with a single wedge through German silver escutcheons. Trigger guard has a short finger rest and they have set triggers. All the mounts, hammer and lock plate are lightly engraved in arabesque patterns. The front action locks have has makers’ name behind hammer and they both have the number 7747 inside trigger guards and bottom of bbls. CONDITION: Very good. The bbls retain 65-70% orig. pattern, cleaned to near bright with scattered light surface pitting. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. All the fittings are a gray metal color. Nipple on one pistol is damaged and the hammer spur on other has been repaired. 4-45775 Z134 (1,000-1,500)

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734A.

VERY RARE FLINTLOCK PISTOL CARBINE. CAL. 62. Unusual unmarked pistol carbine with 14-1/8″, 6-groove oct. bbl, dovetail brass front sight with small fixed rear sight mounted on the breech plug tang. The tang is short and tapered. 1-pc nicely figured walnut stock with raised carving around the ramrod channel and nose pipe with a fleur di lis end. The sideplates are teardrop raised carved and there is raised carving around the trigger guard tang also with a fleur di lis. The top tang also has raised carving with a fleur di lis. The lock plate is delicate, slightly banana shaped with a short teat at the rear and with a gooseneck hammer. The short grip area is flat on the back edge with a teardrop shaped brass cover that has a slot for a double ended keyway for attaching the stock, which unfortunately has not been located as of this writing. The single ramrod guide and nose pipe are lightly decorated and have what appears to be the orig. horn tipped ramrod. The forestock tip is also of horn. CONDITION: About good. Light gray metal under heavy dried oil. The forestock is cracked through the nose pipe area and there is another hairline just below the lock plate. Otherwise, the stock shows moderate wear with a good hand-rubbed polish. There is a chip missing out of the horn tip. The mechanics are fine. 4-45886 JL489 (2,000-3,000)

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735

BOOK CASED PERCUSSION PISTOL. CAL. 50. 5-1/2” round bbl. The pistol, bullet mold, flask, hammer and small tools are cased in a fitted compartment inset into one volume of an Italian book, probably 18th C. NSN CONDITION: The pistol and accessories are generally very good with some repairs to the wood and tool marks on the bbl. The stock has been cleaned and refinished. The book is in poor condition with much loss to the spine and reattached cover. The bore and action are good. 4-44527 X12 (1,000-1,500)

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736

BOOK CASED PERCUSSION PISTOL. CAL. 62. 9” round bbl. The pistol, flask, bullet mold and parts of a shotgun tool are cased in a modified box with covers made from a leather bound Italian book. The pistol is a Middle Eastern copy of a British military pistol with a crudely made belt hook attached to the left side. NSN CONDITION: Iron parts are evenly pitted overall. The brass has been polished and is beginning to tone. The case is cracked and splitting. 4-44528 X13 (1,000-1,500)

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737

UNIDENTIFIED PERCUSSION PISTOL. CAL: 50. 8” part oct. bbl. This mostly metal pistol is thought by the consignor to be Confederate but no identifying marks or features have been found. NSN CONDITION: Deeply pitted overall. The slab grips are held together by a single wood screw. The mechanism works with a little help. 4-45034 FS54 (300-500)

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738

PAIR OF SHARPE SUPERPOSED POCKET PISTOLS. CAL. About 50. Bright metal finish with 3″ bbls, engraved boxlock with trophy of arms and the makers’ name on the left side. Center hammer and sliding safety with flat-sided bag-shaped grip with silver shield inlay. NSN CONDITION: Very good. These pistols were apparently finished bright and remain so today, with clear markings and good grips. Sound mechanics. 4-44633 JL93 (300-700)

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739

BOND FLINTLOCK BOXLOCK PISTOL. CAL: 50. 4-3/8” round bbl. The Bond markings and address on the frame are spurious. There are no proof marks on the frame or bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. Shield shaped initial plate engraved “JSL” is inlet into the back of the stock. CONDITION: The metal has been cleaned. The stock has a large chip out of the left side and numerous dents and scratches. The bore is very dark, action is fine. 4-44747 FS58 (300-400)

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740

BELGIAN DOUBLE BARREL BOXLOCK PISTOL. CAL. 38. 3-1/2” oct. bbls. The right hammer face has been plugged and both nipples are broken. NSN CONDITION: The 1-pc brass frame and bbls have been polished but are beginning to tone. The iron parts have moderate to heavy pitting. The wood has been sanded and refinished. Bores are poor, action is functional. 4-44741 X31 (100-200)

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741

BELGIAN PERCUSSION PISTOL WITH SNAP BAYONET. CAL. 45. 3-7/8” oct. bbl with 3” triangular blade locked by trigger guard. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned and chemically toned. The stock has been lightly sanded and refinished. The action is good, bore is lightly pitted. 4-44757 FS57 (250-500)

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742

PERCUSSION POWDER TESTER. Wheel type graduated 1-12. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light pitting overall. Some wood fill around the action on the stock and both stock screws are replaced. 4-44753 FS27 (400-600)

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724M.

PRUSSIAN INFANTRY OFFICERS HELMET WITH PARADE TRICHTER AND HAARBUSCH. The helmet has a leather body, fire gilt helmet plate, officers chin scales and cocards, parade trichter plume holder and parade plume. Correct and complete liner. CONDITION: A nice orig. officers helmet, untouched and in very fine condition. 4-45128 (2,000-2,800)

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724N.

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN TSCHAPKA, 8TH ULAN REGIMENT. Helmet for an NCO complete with yellow parade rabatt, white cap lines and flounders, black parade plume. CONDITION: A fine rare Imperial Russian Cavalry helmet in orig. condition. 4-45120 (3,500-4,500)

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724O.

BELGIAN CUIRASSIER’S HELMET, 19TH CENTURY Bright metal body, large lion head front plate, brass chin straps. This model was adopted in 1833 and saw the use with the Belgian heavy Cavalry until the end of the 19th Century. CONDITION: The narrow brass trim around the base of the helmet is missing, decorative parts are orig., some restoration. An attractive helmet in good condition. 4-45124 (650-850)

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724P.

AUSTRIAN DRAGON OFFICER’S HELMET MODEL 1905. Black lightweight metal body, Austrian double-headed eagle front plate, high comb top with embossed lion and snake. Detailed officers chin scales held by a lion head bosses. CONDITION: Evidence of some restoration, repainted body, and front visor reworked, lacking liner. A decorative and attractive helmet. 4-45123 (450-550)

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724Q.

FRENCH SAPEURS POMPIERS FIREAMR’S HELMET FROM THE COMMUNE OF CORBY. A brass fireman’s helmet with a large front plate designating its use and origin. CONDITION: Evidence of restoration, liner partially detached, two later period vent holes near the crown of helmet. A good decorator. 4-45125 (400-60)

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724R.

FINE GERMAN HARRENHALLE DAGGER. Very unusual dagger with 10″ Celtic style dbl. edged bronze blade that flares to 2-3/4″ across the hand guard. One end of the hand guard is marked in an oval “E.GILLIERON/ATHENES” and on the other side “WM T GALVANOPLASTIK/GELSLINGEN ST.” The center of the blade is gold inlaid in a shape that follows the contour of the blade with full coverage engraved Celtic symbols. The handle tang has panels on each side of engraved gold in Celtic symbols with seven smooth gold buttons and a ribbed ring at the top of the handle. The pommel is ivory, mushroom shaped, 2-1/2″ dia. x 1-1/2″ tall with carved Celtic symbols inlaid in each center with small gold flowers, one of which is missing. The cap is threaded onto its base, which seems to have shrunk slightly and the cap will not securely hold. CONDITION: Fine to excellent. The blade retains a dark aged bronze patina with some wear at the tip and two or three nicks in one blade edge. The gold, which is probably gold wash, is extremely fine. The ivory pommel has a nice aged mellow patina with several fine age lines and is missing the one flower. A very rare and possibly unique Harrenhalle dagger. 4-45697 JL390 (1,250-2,250)

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724S.

FINE GERMAN HERRENHALLE DAGGER. Similar in almost every respect to the Herrenhalle dagger surrendered by Herman Goering upon his capture in 1945. This dagger has a tapered dbl edged bronze blade, 12-9/16″ long x 1-1/2″ wide at the handle with a fine tapered half-round center rib. The handle is fine aged ivory with gold wash band at the top and a mushroom pommel cap and has four blue enameled dots on each side of the handle and pommel. CONDITION: The blade has an even aged bronze patina with one or two very minor nicks in the edge. The handle has age lines around the blue dots on the cross guard, around one of the large dots on the handle and several fine age lines in the pommel cap. There is a tiny chip in one handle below the cross guard and another small chip in one of the blue enamel dots. An opportunity to own a rare dagger. 4-45696 JL389 (1,250-2,250)

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724T.

FINE GERMAN HEERENHALLE SWORD. Celtic style sword with 28″ bronze blade, 2″ wide at the hand guard with raised center diamond shape having raised running horses in two lines down each side of the blade. The hand guard is crown shaped with overlapping cut-out circles, gold plated with a small round ebony handle and a 2-1/4″ dia. x 1-3/4″ high mushroom shaped pommel cap. One side of the hand guard is marked “WM T GALVANOPLASTIK/GEISLINGEN ST.” CONDITION: The blade is excellent and retains a dark brown bronze patina with one or two minor nicks on the sharp edges. The hand guard retains most of its orig. gold wash. The handle has a couple of minor chips, otherwise is fine. The pommel cap retains 15-20% of its orig. gold wash with the balance a silvery metal color. This sword is of the same quality as the two Harrenhalle daggers described above and the dagger that belonged to Herman Goering which sold in a previous auction. 4-45695 (600-1,200)

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724U.

GERMAN W.W.I PERIOD PICKELHAUB. Black leather body with short front and back bills, large German eagle on the front with patriotic inscriptions, red and blue rosette on the right with black and silver rosette on the left having a brass spike from the top. Lined with tan silk with a wide leather sweat band and has remains of a fish scale chin strap on each side. CONDITION: About good. The brass with a medium mustard patina with crackled finish on the leather and a couple of spots of lost finish. The liner and sweatband are dry and slightly damaged, the chin strap has five or six scales on each side. 4-45906 JL502 (300-500)

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743

MODERN PERCUSSION PISTOL. CAL: 44. 8-5/8” oct. bbl, cased in a wood box with loading and cleaning equipment. SN 42080 CONDITION: Appears to be unused. 4-45157 FS22 (500-700)

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744

NORTH AFRICAN SNAPHAUNCE LOCK. 8” long with two Arabic cartouches, mounted on a pine board with red velvet covering. CONDITION: Unfinished with gray patina overall. The mounting board is broken. 4-44778 FS59 (150-250)

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745

HARRINGTON EXPERIMENTAL OR PROTOTYPE PERCUSSION VOLLEY GUN. CAL. 40. Made by Henry Harrington of Southbridge, Mass., one of very few known. It has a 7-shot bbl cluster, 23″ long with brass muzzle ring having a bead front sight. The center section of the bbl is hexagonal having very coarse machined surface with a 5-1/8″ section of turned brass toward the chamber end. The receiver and chamber area are round iron about 2-1/4″ dia. with a removable chamber. The hammer is side mounted to the iron frame with long upper and lower tangs and an iron trigger guard that also serves as a pistol grip. The stock is uncheckered with a smooth steel buttplate. There is a small number “15” in two places on the bottom of the receiver. The chamber is removed by simply cocking the hammer and sliding it out of the top. The chamber is also numbered “15”. CONDITION: About very good. The brass has been polished bright. The iron of the receiver, trigger guard and buttplate have all been cleaned bright. The stock has a repaired break through the wrist with a splice by the right lower tang and retains most of a refinish, presumably accomplished during the repairs. A most unusual and rare volley gun. 4-45169 JL268 (3,000-4,500)

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746

1855 WEAVER PATENT PERCUSSION SHOTGUN. CAL. about 14 bore. This firearm was formally in the A. E. Brooks Collection in 1899 and then appeared in the US Cartridge Co. Collection. Shows features of Sharps with disk primer, feature of S&W, Winchester adn Henry with lever mechanism. Very unusual patent model, lever action percussion shotgun with 32″ round bbl, flat side metal receiver with lever that, when operated, rotates the chamber to the right for loading and installing the percussion cap. The lever action also cocks a false side hammer, which controls the internal striker. The top of the receiver is fitted with an unusual brass-capping tool that automatically loads a percussion cap into a rising block that functions as the lever is operated. The left forward side of the receiver bears the patent date and there is the number “1392” on the right side of the wrist. The stock is highly figured American walnut with a straight grip and a steel buttplate with 3″ long pointed top tang. SN None visible. CONDITION: About excellent. The metal retains about 80% bright glossy blue. The wood is sound with a repair through the wrist, a couple of gouges and small handling marks, otherwise retains about 80% orig. varnish. The ball detent and spring that secures the lever in the close position is missing. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-45415 JL223 (5,000-10,000)

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747

FOREHAND AND WADSWORTH SINGLE BARREL SHOTGUN WITH RAILROAD MARKINGS. CAL. 10ga. Early top lever, side hammer shotgun with 26″ bbl, nickel receiver, splinter forearm and checkered semi-pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. The bottom of bbl is marked “TEX-MEX R.R.” and right side of buttstock has an inlaid brass badge that has a spreadwinged eagle at top and marked “POLICE/TEX-MEX/PATROLMAN” with a train in the center. NSN. CONDITION: Fair to good. The bbl has a dark brown patina, the receiver retains 40-50% orig. nickel plating. The forearm is badly battered with chips and pieces missing from the bbl channel edges. The stock has a repaired crack through the wrist and the wood retains most of an old refinish. Poor bore. A scarce piece of memorabilia from a little known railroad. 4-45694 JL180 (500-1,000)

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748

BAYARD DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER SHOTGUN WITH WELLS FARGO MARKINGS. CAL. 12ga. Belgian made double with 18-3/8″ “twist finish” bbls marked with 1892 patent date on rib with the makers’ name on the lock plates. Checkered wood with splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with checkered hard rubber buttplate. “W.F.&CO’S EX.” stamped on the water table in a style not previously encountered for Wells Fargo by this cataloger. SN 120078 CONDITION: About good. No orig. finish remains. The bbls being a light gray patina with silvered case colors on receiver and lock plates. The wood is sound with some fill areas around the lock plates and retains most of a recent refinish. The extractor is missing. Dark pitted bores. 4-44779 JL198 (500-2,000)

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749

CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL. 36. Blue and cased colored with 5-1/2″ round bbl, 5-shot fluted cylinder, iron trigger guard and back strap with British proofs and tiny L’s by the serial numbers. Accompanied by an oak English casing with brass medallion in the lid with the London Colt label inside the lid. Also accompanies is a Colt mold, a tiny Dixon nickeled oiler, tin of Eley’s caps and a very rare “COLT’S POCKET FLASK” marked Dixon Bag Flask and a wood handled wiping rod. SN 34369 CONDITION: Excellent plus, the bbl retains 97-99% bright glossy blue with minor muzzle wear, a couple of small scratches and some light dings around the wedge slot. The rammer retains most of its orig. bright case colors. The cylinder retains about 90% bright glossy blue with a small ding on the front edge. All five pins are nearly intact. The frame retains generous amounts its bright case colors, primarily blues and reds with the lesser colors fading to gray. The grip frame retains 96-98% bright glossy blue and the grips are excellent with about 98% bright orig. varnish. The bore is brilliant and shiny. The mold is used and dull with some light pitting and several small dings. The flask is brilliant, retaining virtually all of its orig. factory finish. The case is excellent, retaining about 95% orig. varnish with strong bright green baize lining. The inside label is slightly yellowed, but excellent. 4-45499 Z295 (8,000-12,000)

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750

CASED ENGRAVED COLT ROOT MODEL 5A PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL 31. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ bbl, New York address with British proofs, engraved on the frame, cylinder and sides of the bbl, fitted with 1-pc ivory grips. Accompanied by an oak, English casing missing the medallion from the lid, containing a blued iron mold marked on the side “31PKT”, a nipple wrench, a small Dixon type bag flask with broken spring, a tin of Eley’s caps and packet of skin cartridges, missing the wiping rod. SN 4773 CONDITION: Very good to excellent, retains about 90% glossy blue overall with gray back strap and flaked cylinder. The sight is broken. The grips are a beautiful mellow aged yellow with three or four small age lines in the butt. Fine mechanics and strong bore with moderate pitting. The mold is excellent, retaining most of its orig. blue. The flask is also excellent with the aforementioned broken spring. Excellent packet of cartridges. The box has a couple loose joints otherwise sound and retains 85-95% orig. varnish. 4-45496 Z298 (4,000-6,000)

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751

CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 49 POCKET REVOLVER. CAL. 31. Beautiful, factory engraved pocket Colt in the style of Gustav Young with full frame coverage arabesque patterns mixed in over the bbl lug and up the side flats and on to the loading lever. The hammer is also engraved with an arrow at the sight notch and wolves heads on other side. The grip frame is likewise engraved with a small shield on the trigger bow and back strap with full coverage gold wash. The grips are highly figured 1-pc walnut. Accompanied by an orig. purple velvet lined compartmented case containing a brass bullet mold, small eagle flask, Eley’s cap box and packet of skin cartridges. SN 20415 CONDITION: Very good The bbl.retains 30-45% orig. bright blue, strong in the sheltered areas with the balance flaked to a light patina. The cylinder retains about 80% of a stagecoach hold up scene and is a gray metal color. The frame and hammer are mostly a gray metal color. The trigger guard retains about 95% of its orig. gold wash. The back strap retains 40-50% mostly in the engraving. The front trigger guard screw appears to be a replacement and is filed down without engraving. The grips have a small hairline on both sides and retain a fine hand-rubbed patina. The case appears new and likely did not originate with this revolver. The mold and flask are well patinated with a small dent in the flask. Strong, bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-45495 Z297 (3,500-5,000)

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752

CASED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL. 36. Fine 61 Navy with 7-1/2″ round bbl, case color frame with silver-plated trigger guard and back strap, Naval battle cylinder scene with 1-pc fine old ivory grips with very deep relief Mexican eagle on the left side. Accompanied by an orig. Colt casing containing a Colt’s patent short angle spout flask and iron bullet mold with a packet of Johnston & Dow’s skin cartridges and an Eley cap tin. SN 12962 CONDITION: The bbl retains 92-94% bright glossy blue with some light scratches and thin spots on the sides of the bbl. There are several small nicks by the wedge slot. The rammer retains about 90% case colors, slightly faded toward the end. The frame retains 85-90% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. The grip frame retains 70-75% thin, silver-plating. The cylinder retains about 90% Naval battle scene with about 50% thin orig. blue and most of its orig. safety pins. The grips are spectacular with an age line on each side but were not made for this revolver. They are too narrow for the frame and hang over at the heel. The bore is excellent, bright and shiny. The flask retains no orig. finish being a medium mustard patina with a small dent in the bottom as well as one on the top. The mold is well used with light pitting on the outside and a brass bushing installed in the conical cavity. The pack of skin cartridges is taped with moderate soil. The case is sound and retains 90-95% of its orig. varnish. 4-45498 Z300 (5,000-8,000)

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753

CASED COLT BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL. 31. Usual configuration with 6″ oct. bbl without rammer. The cylinder has an Indian fight scene with brass trigger guard and back strap and 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig. Baby Dragoon case, but made for the 5″ model. The case is altered to accept the longer bbl by having a small recess cut in the end of the case. The case contains an early Colt’s patent eagle flask, brass bullet mold, nipple wrench, Eley cap tin and a pack of skin cartridges. SN 5323 CONDITION: The bbl retains about 70% dull, orig. blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. The frame retains traces of case colors with the balance a light gray patina. The cylinder retains about 75-80% Indian fight scene and 15-25% thin blue with a series of small nicks in one area. The grip frame retains about 40% thin silver-plating. The grips are sound and retain 60-70% orig. varnish. Bright shiny bore. The flask is a dark mustard color with traces of orig. finish and one small dent with a slightly open seam. The bullet mold is excellent and bright. The case with a hairline in the lid is otherwise sound and retains about 85/90% orig. varnish. 4-45497 Z296 (3,500-5,000)

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754

CASED LONDON COLT MODEL 49 POCKET REVOLVER. CAL. 31. Usual configuration with 4″ oct. bbl, London address with stagecoach hold up scene cylinder, iron trigger guard and back strap, 1-pc walnut grips and a presentation on the back strap that appears to be “C.P. HARWELL”. Walnut English style casing for a 5″ revolver containing an iron two cavity Colt mold, nipple wrench, Eley’s cap tin and a small Dixon bag flask. SN 4902 CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. The bbl retains an even brown patina. The cylinder retains about 60% visible scene. The frame and grip frame are in even gray-brown metal color. The grips are sound and retain most of a refinish. The bore is strong with good rifling, but dark. The case, with loose joints retains 65-75% orig. varnish. The lining is strong, faded on the bottom and worn where the sight has rubbed. The mold is mostly a brown patina with light pitting. The flask is very good retaining about 75% orig. finish with a broken spring. 4-45488 Z304 (1,500-3,000)

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755

CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY REVOLVER. CAL. 36. Very early pocket Navy with 6-1/2″ oct. bbl, 1-line New York address, blue and case colored with stepped 5-shot cylinder, silver-plated grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. The top of the back strap is engraved with the initials “F.W.B.” It is accompanied by an orig. red velvet lined compartmented case containing a blued two-cavity mold with a caliber mark on one side, a double sided spreadwinged eagle brass flask, L shaped nipple wrench, tin of UMC caps, a pack of skin cartridges marked “EXPRESSLY FOR “NEW MODEL REVOLVING PISTOL” and a 5-pc loading tool of some sort not previously encountered by this cataloguer. SN 202 CONDITION: Excellent, the bbl retains about 60% bright glossy blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. The German silver front sight has been slightly modified. The rammer retains about 50-60% case colors, mostly faded to gray. The cylinder retains 60-70% stagecoach hold-up scene with 35-40% thin, orig. blue. Two of the five pins are excellent and the other three mashed. The frame retains 25-30% thin case colors with the balance turned gray. The hammer about 40% case colors. The grip frame retains about 25% thin silver-plating. The grips are sound with 65-70% orig. varnish. The mold is very good. The flask is a dark brown patina. The cap box has most of its label intact and the cartridge box is full with a complete label, broken open on one edge. 4-45500 Z294 (4,000-6,000)

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756

CASED ADAMS PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL. 38. 4-3/4” oct. bbl. Dealer’s marking “G. HIGHAM WARRINGTON” on top of frame. In a typical English mahogany case with screw driver, nipple wrench, cleaning rod, powder flask, oiler, Eley cap tin, Tranter lubricating bullet tin and key, which does not operate the lock. SN 2321 CONDITION: Retains about half of an old reblue. The action is fine, bore is lightly pitted. The interior of the case is very dirty. 4-45080 FS34 (1,500-2,500)

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757

CASED STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL. 44. Fine Starr Army with 8″ bbl, blue and case colored, 1-pc walnut grip having a cartouche on both sides and inspector marks over the various parts. Accompanied by a walnut compartmented case with antique purple velvet lining, a small eagle flask and orig. Starr, single cavity conical bullet mold and an orig. packet of Starr Navy skin cartridges and a nipple wrench. The case, very likely, is one created several years ago by a gentleman who came into possession of some orig. cloth and walnut boxes. SN 39212 CONDITION: Very good, the bbl and cylinder retain 50-60% thin blue-brown, bright blue in sheltered areas. The frame retains 85-90% strong bright blue with some scattered pinpoints of rust. The trigger guard and back strap are mostly a gray metal color. The grip is fine, retaining most of its orig. finish with cartouches on both sides and inspector initial on the bottom. Excellent bright shiny bore with one or two small spots. The flask is very good, retaining about 80% orig. finish. Excellent mold and packet of cartridges. 4-45501 JL299 (5,000-7,000)

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758

CASED WARNER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL: 28. 2-7/8” bbl, in a homemade case with a correct bullet mold and a number of 31 cal. cast bullets, flask and key. SN 77 CONDITION: The pistol is fine retaining 60% of the blue on bbl and cylinder, 30% on frame and trigger guard. The grips retain most of their orig. varnish. The case is very good but was not orig. made for a pistol. The bore is dirty, action is fine. 4-44749 FS31 (1,500-2,000)

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759

CASED WARNER POCKET REVOLVER. CAL. 28. 3-3/4” round bbl, cased with small flask and incorrect accessories. SN 3048 CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with faint Warner markings on top of the frame and light surface rust overall. The grips are badly chipped at the base and retain about half of the varnish. The gun does not fit the partitions in the case very well. The accessories are good. The top screws of the hinge have been replaced and brass letter holders added to the lid. The outside of the case is lightly worn with minor chipping on the corners. The interior has been modified and partially recovered. 4-45112 X19 (700-1,100)

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760

*CASED MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY NAVY REVOLVER. CAL: 36. 6” oct. bbl with standard markings on top and sides of frame. Kerr’s patent date and “1602” on lever. In a typical American case with proper brass bullet mold, stand of arms flask with slant spout, Savage nipple wrench/screwdriver, empty cartridge pack and Winchester cap tin. SN 384 CONDITION: 80% blue on frame and bbl with areas of light surface rust, pitting and signs of cleaning, 60% on cylinder, 50% on lever and traces on trigger guard and buttcap, grips are sharp, action is tight. Bore is pitted and has a slight ring about 2” in from the rear. Exterior of the case is fine with the top starting to separate on the right side, interior is stained, torn and dirty. Flask is dented and dirty but retains some of its orig. finish. The cartridge box is torn and battered. Lock has been pried loose from the lid. 4-45111 X20 (2,500-3,500)

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761

CASED ENGRAVED BERVET COPY OF A COLT 51 NAVY. CAL. 36. Belgian made copy of the 51 Navy with 7-13/16″ oct. bbl, unfluted cylinder with 1-pc black ebony grips. The frame, cylinder, bbl, rammer and back strap are all beautifully engraved in floral Arabesque patterns. The bbl is blued while all the other parts remain bright. Accompanied by the form fitted hard shell leatherette covered purse style case with the name “EMIL STRZELECKI” impressed on the lid. Case is lined with red velvet on the bottom and red satin on the top and has compartments for the revolver, a bullet mold and another tool. SN 6254 CONDITION: Excellent plus. Retains about all of its glossy bright blue on the bbl and bright metal finish on the other parts. Mildly battered screws, excellent sharp grips with about all of their orig. finish. Case is oil stained on the inside with some loose lining and a small break about the heel area, otherwise is fine. 4-45502 JL301 (4,000-6,000)

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762

U.S. COLT THIRD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER WITH RARE SHOULDER STOCK. CAL: 44. 7-1/2” part oct. bbl. Inspector initial “A” on rear of bbl and cylinder, “S” on back strap, “M” on trigger guard. The “WAT” cartouche on the right side of the grip is readable but the one on the left side is not. Note the early loading lever with a matching SN to this late gun. A 3-leaf rear sight has been cut into the bbl through the address. Shoulder stock is numbered “17109” and “17110” on the lower tang and buttplate. Locking lug and screw appear to be replaced. SN 17535, all matching including wedge. CONDITION: Metal surfaces appear to be chemically cleaned with some polishing on the round part of the bbl and scattered light to moderate pitting. Cylinder scene is fairly sharp but there are some heavy file marks at the rear near the Colt’s Patent marking. Grips have minor chips at the toe and normal dents and scratches elsewhere. Metal yoke of the shoulder stock has much heavier pitting than the buttplate, wood does not show any use, but has a nice patina. 4-45096 FS60 (8,000-12,000)

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763

EXTREMELY RARE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT FIRST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Large frame Colt revolver. CAL. 44 with a 6-shot cylinder and 7-1/2″ round to oct. bbl. Grip straps and square back trigger guard of brass with 1-pc walnut grips having traces of orig. U.S. Government inspector cartouches. SN 7468 all matched, wedge unmarked. “Colt’s/Patent” marked on left side of frame with “U.S.” stamped beneath, oval cylinder stops and rolled scene on cylinder. CONDITION: Very good to fine. 10-20% orig. finish remains in some protected areas. All iron parts are uncleaned with a medium gray patina. Grip straps are lightly patinated. Grips still show traces of their orig. U.S. gov’t inspector’s marks. Most of the cylinder scene is still visible. It is rare to find a First Model with this much cylinder scene. Excellent example of an exceedingly rare early Colt revolver. 4-45417 (23,000-25,000)

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764

COLT MARTIALLY MARKED 3RD MODEL DRAGOON. CAL. 44. Usual configuration and markings, 7-1/2″ bbl, German silver front sight, 3-leaf bbl sight, cut for shoulder stock with 4-screw frame, 1-pc walnut grips with brass trigger guard and iron back strap. SN 17444 CONDITION: About good. All matching numbers. The iron has been cleaned and artificially aged with a light brown patina. Cylinder retains no scene, but has most of its orig. pins. Hammer screw is a too short replacement, grips show much wear with a crack at the left heel, and vise marks on the right side. The mainspring is broken and the mechanism has a problem that will not allow the hammer to fall. Strong dark bore. 4-44525 JL22 (2,500-5,000)

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764A.

BABY PATERSON BULLET MOLD. Extremely rare tiny mold, 3-3/4″ overall with round wooden handles having three turned lines at the butt, two lines in the center and two near the brass ferrules on the mold handles with only two rows of lines on the sprue cutter handle. CAL. 28 round ball. CONDITION: The mold body retains about 50% plum-blue with scattered light surface rust, heavier on one side. The sprue cutter is mostly a brown patina, handles are intact with all of the incised lines visible. A very rare and desirable mold. 4-45880 JL472 (1,500-2,500)

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764B.

SCARCE EARLY THREE GANG MOLD. CAL. 36. Iron body, 2-1/4″ l x 3/4″ thick x 7/8″ h hinged at the front with overall length of 5″ having turned wooden handles with 2-lines near the butt and two more incised lines on the small end. The bottom of each cavity has a pinned-in brass plug. CONDITION: Sides of the body are moderately pitted, the cavities are fine and bright and the handles are sound and clean. 4-45880 JL473 (200-1,000)

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765

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. CAL. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct. bbl, pinched brass front sight post, case colored rammer and frame, brass trigger guard and back strap, 1-pc walnut grips. Left side of frame has a tiny US below the Colts patent marking. Some of the parts have tiny inspector initials including the grips, which do not have a cartouche. This revolver is most unusual in that it is completely mismatched with all 2-digit numbers. The frame and cylinder pin are numbered 79; trigger guard, which is of the small variety, is numbered 53; the back strap is numbered 91; the cylinder is numbered 28; and the rammer is numbered 67. The grips are un-numbered in the frame channel. CONDITION: About excellent with the bbl retaining 93-95% bright orig. blue with some scattered surface spotting that may clean. The rammer retains about all of its bright case colors, cylinder retains about 95% scene and 75% blue with most of the safety pins intact. The frame retains about 95% case colors brilliant in sheltered areas and the frame screws are slightly battered as is the wedge screw. Trigger guard and back strap are a light mustard patina, grips are excellent with raised grain. Bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of rust. A most unusual and mystifying Navy. 4-45358 JL164 (5,000-8,000)

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766

FINE LONDON COLT POCKET REVOLVER. CAL. 31. 4” oct. bbl. Very late production gun with 1-line New York address with “L” at serial number and London proof marks on bbl and cylinder. SN 297188/L CONDITION: Nearly excellent with 90% thinning blue on bbl mixed with scattered light surface rust and pitting, 96% bright blue on back strap and trigger guard, 95% bright case hardening colors on frame, hammer and loading lever. Slight wear to high spots on grips, bore has some light pitting but is bright, action is near excellent. 4-45045 FS45 (2,000-3,000)

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767

METROPOLITAN POLICE REVOLVER. CAL: 36. 6-7/16” round bbl, standard 1-line marking on top of bbl. SN 3537 CONDITION: Fine with 90% thinning blue on the bbl, worn slightly at the muzzle, 60% on cylinder, 80% slightly faded case harding on frame, lever and hammer. Faint traces of silver on back strap and trigger guard, grips are worn at the high points and have a few minor nicks and dents. Bore has scattered light pits, action is fine. 4-45035 FS38 (2,500-3,500)

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767A.

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. CAL. 36. Blue and case colored with 5-1/2″ round bbl, flutes 5-shot cylinder and 1-pc walnut grips. SN 18420 CONDITION: All matching. Retains 25-30% bbl blue, primarily in sheltered areas with spots of deep pitting near the muzzle and scattered elsewhere. Frame retains 85-90% strong case colors with some scattered pitting and wrench marks on left side of recoil shield. Trigger guard and back strap retain 10-15% silver-plating and grips 93-95% strong bright orig. varnish. Cylinder has bright blue in sheltered areas with scattered moderate pitting. Bore is strong and bright with scattered pitting. 4-45189 Z151 (1,250-1,750)

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767B.

MARTIAL COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. CAL. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ round bbl, 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as having been part of a shipment of fifty revolvers to the “U.S. GOVERNMENT/COMMANDING OFFICER/CAPT. R. W. K. WHITLEY/US ARSENAL/GOVERNOR’S ISLAND, N.Y./JUNE 4, 1862. SN 6123 CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains a light brown patina with blue in sheltered areas on the bbl lug and back strap. Cylinder retains about 50% Naval battle scene. Numbers all matching except the wedge which is numbered to another revolver. Stock screws are replacements. Grips are excellent and retain a fine hand-rubbed patina, cylinder retains most of its safety pins. Excellent mechanics with a bright shiny bore. 4-45380 Z163 (1,250-2,250)

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767C.

COPY OF COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY ALLEGEDLY BELONGING TO A MEXICAN BANDIT. CAL. 45 Colt?? Closely resembles a black powder single action Colt with 7-3/8″ bbl, solid frame construction with removable trigger guard, 2-pc walnut grips and a lanyard loop in the butt. Accompanied by an old string tag type-written in Spanish with translation that this revolver “Belonged to the bandit Manuel Lozada, alias The Tiger of Alica” who was allegedly wounded in a fight and died from his wounds in about 1877. Also accompanied by a homemade leather holster with modern rivet and snaps. SN 25587 CONDITION: Fair. No orig. finish remains except traces of nickel in sheltered areas and in one flute, otherwise being a gray-brown patina. Grips are sound showing much wear with remains of an old refinish. Hammer will not hold in any of the notches. Holster is fine. 4-45681 Z140 (500-1,000)

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768

COLT POCKET REVOLVER. CAL: 31. 6” oct. bbl, 2-line Hartford marking with dashes at each end on top of bbl. The number “2” is stamped at the rear of the bbl just above the frame. SN 181247 CONDITION: 40% thinning blue on the bbl, very faded case hardening colors on the lever. The frame and hammer are gray, cylinder has a sharp scene, but has a number of fresh dings and a heavy dragline. Grips are fine with slight wear at high points, bore is pitted, action is good. 4-45313 X34 (1,000-1,500)

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769

VERY EARLY COLT BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER WITH CONFEDERATE CONNECTIONS. CAL. 31, standard Baby Dragoon with 5″ oct. bbl without rammer. Cylinder has round stop holes and has brass grip frame with 1-pc wood grips. Top flat of bbl is devoid of the orig. Colt markings but there is very faintly visible the word “Orleans”, presumably the stamp of a New Orleans retailer. Accompanied by a h