Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Reaches $16.5 Million Sales Level!

Auction: October 1st & 2nd, 2012

Preview: Sept. 28th-30th, 2012

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1019
Revised: 9/30/2012

Correction: The caliber is 40/65 NOT 38-56

RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 30651. Cal. 38-56. Standard grade rifle with rare 30″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, received in warehouse June 19, 1889 and shipped next day to Order #22938. Extra length bbls on any Winchester rifle are a rare feature. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and a few fine scratches on bbl; magazine tube finish is turning slightly plum; receiver retains about 70% bright case colors, moderately faded on sides & top, brilliant in sheltered areas, turned silver on bottom; forend cap retains dark case colors; lever & hammer retain lightly to moderately faded case colors; buttplate contains moderately faded case colors. Stock has a small chip back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-44506 JR56 (6,000-10,000)

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1042
Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: It is believed that the serial numbers were also re-enhanced.

EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 TRAPPER LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 60968. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Extraordinarily rare trapper carbine with 12″ bbl, full magazine, tall, square base front sight, carbine ladder rear sight & Lyman tang sight. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Mounted with gum wood 7-7/8″ carbine forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this carbine, as found, received in warehouse June 29, 1896 and shipped next day. Also accompanied by a Dept. of Treasury, BATF, letter dated Sept. 23, 1986 exempting this carbine from the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 and classifying it as a Curio & Relic. Additionally accompanied by a copy of a 2-page article by James M. Huntley believed to have run in the Winchester Collector magazine on pp. 28-29 from an unknown date. In the article Mr. Huntley states that when he purchased this carbine it had recently been discovered in Australia and had been poorly refinished. He states that he carefully cleaned & polished the metal and had it professionally restored to Winchester style finishes. He also states that he installed orig replacement wood. The title of his article is Only Three in the World. Whether this is fact or not has not been determined but it is known that 12″ trappers are extraordinarily rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% fine Winchester style blue and the bbl bands strong blue with high point wear; receiver retains 88-90% bright Winchester style blue, thinning on bottom, with sharp edge wear and a halo from the saddle ring; lever & hammer retain bright case colors, moderately faded on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches, shows a respectable wood to metal fit and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with frosty pitting. 4-44664 JR90 (15,000-25,000)

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1131
Revised: 9/24/2012

Please Note: Black and tan Buscadero holster and belt is not part of this lot. It is the top holster rig in the photo with the two U.S. Canteens.

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS INDIAN WARS & COWBOY GUN LEATHER. About 27 items consisting of the following: Two “US” marked black artillery single action holsters; One “US” marked Model 1912 double action holster; One 1908 dbl action holster; Two Lanz, Owen & Co. dual purpose Colt single action/Smith & Wesson holsters, one brown & one black; Three U.S. leather belts with rectangular “US” marked brass buckles, one of which is the Model 1872 for the Palmer Infantry Brace System; Another U.S. belt on a Watervliet Arsenal marked belt with rectangular “US” brass buckle; a “US” marked cap box; a Model 1874 Dyer pouch; a “US” marked black dual purpose holster and a Thomas Turner Sheffield Bowie with 6-1/2″ dbl edged blade, stag handle & orig sheath; a brown leather military style flap holster for 7-1/2″ Single Action Army revolver; a Model 1874 Dyer pouch; an unmarked tan colored dbl loop holster for Single Action Army revolver; a George Tritch Hardware Co., Denver, CO dbl loop holster for 5-1/2″ Single Action; a fine Heiser tooled dbl loop holster for dbl action revolver; a rare brown leather slim Jim holster for 7-1/2″ single action; fine R.T. Frazier cartridge/money belt & tooled dbl loop holster for 5-1/2″ single action; a brown 1909 “US” marked dbl action holster; an orig canvas & leather prairie belt for 45-70 ctgs; a black & tan tooled Buscadero rig for 4-3/4″ single action Colt; a tooled brown leather dbl Buscadero rig by Colorado Saddlery; an orig Winchester sling with orig hooks; two takedown canvas & leather rifle cases, unmarked; one canvas & leather straight rifle case and two Indian Wars canvas covered canteens. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: All the leather is generally in very good to fine condition with some wear and crackling but overall serviceable; canvas cases have some loose stitching and show heavy wear; canteens show heavy wear. 4-44884 JR352 (3,000-6,000)

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1135A
Revised: 10/4/2012

Correction : The correct catalog lot number for this item is 1135A.

MASSIVE PENTAGON BRAND FIRE PROOF SAFE. The Pentagon “General” is the largest gun safe in the USA. The US Secret Service, US Homeland Security and US Inspector General trust their firearm storage to our General. The Overall body thickness is 1 1/2″ with 10 Gauge steel. The Overall door thickness is 4″ with a 1/2″ Comp front. An additional 1/2″ thick steel hardplate protects the “vital cut areas” in the door where the lock, relockers and main locking bar are located. Features 2300 Degree ceramic insulation and 2″ Z-Step door gaskets. 70+ long gun interior with top shelf. Dual dial/digital locking system. SIZE: 72″ x 60″ x 26″. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally very good. 4-44897 JWD21 (1,000-2,000)

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1135b
Revised: 10/4/2012

Correction : The correct catalog lot number for this item is 1135B.

PENTAGON DOUBLE DOOR FIREPROOF GUN SAFE. The Pentagon “General” is the largest gun safe in the USA. The US Secret Service, US Homeland Security and US Inspector General trust their firearm storage to our General. The Overall body thickness is 1 1/2″ with 10 Gauge steel. The Overall door thickness is 4″ with a 1/2″ Comp front. An additional 1/2″ thick steel hardplate protects the “vital cut areas” in the door where the lock, relockers and main locking bar are located. Feature double door option, 2300 Degree ceramic insulation and 2″ Z-Step door gasket. 60 gun interior with single top shelf. Dual digital/dial locking system. SIZE: 72″ x 60″ x 26″. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Generally very good. 4-44896 JWD20 (1,000-2,000)

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1140
Revised: 9/29/2012

Additional Information: The bolt is a factory replacement. There is a small 1-1/2” crack parallel to the tang. The peep site is not a factory installation.

*VERY FINE DELUXE MODEL 1895 SAVAGE. SN 5762. Cal. 303. Orig 26″ half oct bbl, orig sights include King front sight, Lyman 2-leaf rear bbl sight, very scarce orig model 95 tang sight. Orig Circassian style walnut stocks in very fine condition with correct early model 95 checkering, shows very little wear. Overall gun show very little wear, 95% orig bright bbl blue and 90% receiver blue. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall good. 4-44776 LM33 (1,500-2,100)

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1145
Revised: 9/29/2012

Additional Information: Barrel is reblued.

*FACTORY “C” ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 151219. Cal. 250-3000. Gun features a 22″ tapered bbl, sights include factory windage sight, blank in rear sight, pistol grip deluxe checkered C grade wood has correct hard rubber buttplate. Engraved in C or crescent grade factory pattern featuring small game scene on each side with a presentation inscription on bottom of receiver “Thos F. Cobbs”. All orig, complete with factory letter listing specifications. This gun was supposedly part of the Alan Mabe collection in the 1950’s. Mr. Mabe’s collection of Savage arms was the most extensive collection of its type in private hands done at that time. This very gun is listed in the magazine article discussing Savage Model 99 rifles. In this article it listed 21 special firearms from the Mabe collection. This firearm was one of the ones mentioned. This gun was also later in the Leroy Merz collection. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun is in excellent plus condition retaining 97-98% light glossy orig factory blue. Orig wood is excellent plus, checkering. Most high gloss lacquer finish. Very elaborately checkered. Excellent gun inside and out. 4-44793 LM24 (15,000-20,000)

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1157
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Left side of receiver has one extra screw hole above the cartridge counter.

*BEAUTIFUL FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 114036. Cal. 25-35. 24″ full rnd bbl, Savage blade front sight, typical buckhorn rear sight. Factory Leader grade engraving. Mounted with unmarked, of the period, Malcolm scope (#2475) as well as fitted on bottom of receiver for target style palm rest. Orig pistol grip C grade checkered stocks with rifle style buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall in excellent condition with 98-99% glossy blue, C grade fancy wood in excellent condition with nearly all high gloss lacquer finish. Very interesting gun, the only one cataloger has seen with these features and take-down frame. 4-44806 LM8 (4,000-7,000)

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1158
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Firearm is modern.

Additional Information: Top of action has been drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

*MODEL 1899 DELUXE EXCELSIOR ENGRAVED SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 149660. Cal. 22 High Power. Features beautifully applied excelsior pattern engraving on receiver with B grade checkered American walnut stocks. Orig 22″ extra rapid tapered bbl, correct sights, orig hard rubber buttplate with take-down style frame. Excelsior grade engraving is probably the most attractive style engraving Savage offered, having a full matted receiver with finely engraved scrolls, being the center of the scrolls unmatted with a high gloss finish, giving a very contrasting appearance. This work was accomplished by Enoch Tue, his work being very identifiable and one of the finest engravers of the period. All orig with factory letter of authenticity. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall excellent. Virtually all orig factory blue and glossy factory wood finish remains. 4-44831 LM13 (7,000-10,000)

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1159
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Buttplate is an old non-factory replacement.

*SAVAGE FACTORY “C” ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 DELUXE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 129131. Cal. 22 High Power. Featuring C or Crescent Grade engraving and B grade wood. 20″ feather weight bbl with take-down frame. Correct feather weight style front sight, period replacement bbl sight, folding Lyman tang sight. Complete with correct hard rubber buttplate. All orig and complete with factory letter verifying all above configurations. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good. American walnut stock showing some wear to checkering and the remnants of a professional repair at the toe, with 90% orig blue remaining on bbl and receiver, showing light toning. Fancy deluxe. 4-44824 LM14 (5,000-8,000)

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1162
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: Complete restoration to wood and metal.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 LEADER GRADE RIFLE. SN 121100. Cal. 300 Savage. 24″ tapered bbl, has factory engraving featuring a doe in small oval and buck in oval on other side. One of the base grade of engraving patterns that Savage offered. Fancy burl pistol grip deluxe stocks with A5 checkering and serrated steel buttplate. Gun also has brass pistol grip with initial “B”, not factory but nicely done. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall condition is fine with 98-99% bright receiver and bbl blue, as well as cc on lever. Sharp checkering and most orig lacquering on stock. No splits or cracks, minor handling marks. Typical Savage front and buckhorn rear sight. Excellent throughout. 4-44801 LM3 (3,000-5,000)

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1168
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: The wood is refinished.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 1899 RIFLE. SN 41809. Cal. 30-30. 26″ full oct bbl, all correct sights including Lyman folding tang sight. Gun engraved in pattern A with B checkering on stock. Fancy burl deluxe wood features straight stock with rifle style buttplate. Very scarce configuration, gold gilt rare order on any American made lever action. Also has nickel plated screws in receiver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in very nice condition with 75-85% orig blue overall, orig stocks are in excellent condition with sharp checkering, very nice grain to wood with maybe a little finish added at one time. Lever, trigger and buttplate retain 75% gold gilt finish. 4-44786 LM31 (2,500-3,500)

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1169
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: This is the rare Model 1899-K deluxe, engraved rifle and is so marked on the front of the frame.

*FACTORY “A” ENGRAVED SAVAGE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 309630. Cal. 300 Savage. 24″ tapered bbl, of the period Lyman front sight, correct Lyman 2-leaf folding bbl sight and correct Lyman rear sight. Gun is beautifully engraved in Savage grade A pattern engraving, as well as grade A checkered stocks. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in super condition with 95% plus vivid glossy org factory blue and vivid case colors on lever. Orig pistol grip fancy wood retains most orig lacquer. Sharp checkering and correct orig serrated buttplate. 4-44802 LM9 (2,500-4,000)

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1174
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Gun has rare shotgun style buttplate made only for the 1905 World’s Fair, the Lewis & Clark Exposition in Portland, OR.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1899 SAVAGE RIFLE. SN 54225. Cal. 38-55. Orig 26″ full oct bbl, orig sights include orig Lyman front sight, no provisions for rear bbl sight with correct folding tang wind adjustable rear sight. Features Savage’s typical A pattern engraving as well as A patterned checkered stock. Stocks are pistol grip with dark Circassian walnut with shot gun style buttplate. Usual marking on butt “Savage Arms Utica NY USA/ Manufacture of High Power Rifles” PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl retains 90% of an older restored blue w/scattered moderate pitting, receiver retains 85% orig blue, pistol grip checkered deluxe wood generally good restored condition with just a few light mars and dings. Overall very good. 4-44800 LM30 (1,500-2,000)

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1181
Revised: 9/29/2012

Additional Information: This appears to be a replacement 1914 barrel and forearm.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED FULL NICKEL SAVAGE MODEL 1903 RIFLE. SN 138419. Cal. 22 Short. All orig sights, including folding tang sight. Orig deluxe checkered walnut stocks have what appears to be an excellent repair and filled holes from remnant adornments. Sharp checkering and rifle style buttplate. Gun features a full nickel plating. Gun has a lot of eye appeal with what appears to be a ruby and emerald small semi-precious stone inlaid in wrist area. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good condition. 98% nickel remaining on receiver. Bbl possibly features a renickel. Wood retains most of an old restored oil finish. 4-44857 LM45 (500-1,000)

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1183
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: A savage scholar has provided information the Meriden Model 15 ws not made by Savage Arms and is not the mechanical equivalent to the Savage Model 14. It is in fact a unique design and is similar in outward appearance only. The Meriden Firearms Co. was owned by Sears, Roebuck & Co during the M15s manufacture.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MERIDEN M15 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 9655. Cal. 22. Made by Savage for Meriden. Absolutely identical to 1914 Savage in every respect. Features 24″ full oct bbl, Beeches combination front sight, typical target 22 rear sight, folding tang sight. Both sides receiver beautifully engraved, featuring pair of rabbits on one side and pair of squirrels on other side. Deluxe checkered wtih rifle style steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall in fine condition with 95-96% overall bright blue. Wood is excellent as well with sharp checkering and most of orig varnish. 4-44847 LM48 (2,500-3,500)

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1186
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Stock cutout for Lyman sight was professionally filled and finished.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED SAVAGE MODEL 45 SUPER SPORTER EXHIBITION RIFLE. SN 14000. Cal. 300 Savage. This is the first Model 20 Savage ever manufactured. One of the most elaborate gold engraved Savages ever produced and used for promotions w/important accounts such as A & F and Stoeger’s, and has three different colors of gold inlay as well as heavily scroll engraved on entire receiver, floorplate, trigger guard, clip, and bbl. Pistol grip checkered deluxe wood is in excellent condition with serrated buttplate, orig sling eyes. Orig front sight with folding 2-leaf rear sight. Undoubtedly one of the finest Savage bolt tifles ever made. Accompanied by factor letter listing this rifle as a “special grade” and consigned to key accounts over a period from 1931-37. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall gun in excellent condition with 95% slightly thinning, orig highly finished deluxe wood in excellent condition with sharp checkering. 4-44838 LM38 (1,000-2,000)

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1195
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: Engraving is rare 5/3 style.

*RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 355083. Cal. 30-30. Beautiful ’93 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead front sight, sporting rear sight and a Lyman tang sight from which the detent spring is missing. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, feather & flame grain American walnut with D-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with smooth semi-crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is engraved in what is probably custom patterns which consist of a very large oval vignette on the left side depicting a bull & cow moose in a very detailed forest scene in semi-relief and a running whitetail buck, also in semi-relief, in a forest scene on right side, all with fine stippled background. Both sides have oak leaf & acorn patterns fore & aft with open counter point patterns. Sides of lever boss are engraved to match. Top of receiver is lightly engraved and bottom of receiver has a stylized elliptical pattern. Engraving extends to the sides of lever & hammer, top tang, takedown ring and forend cap. Most unusually, the buttplate has a sgl line border with a foliate arabesque pattern in the center. Exposed flats of the bbl over the chamber area are also lightly engraved. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang under the wood and hand scratched inside buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. All matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few, very light, nicks & scratches; receiver & bolt retain most of their orig case colors, generally heavily faded; lever retains faded case colors on sides with balance faded to silver; buttplate is a silver metal patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of a very old restored finish; forearm has a hand worn patina over the rear 1/3 of the surface. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-44654 JR327 (12,500-17,500)

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1202
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: Engraved grade is rare 5/4 style.

*EXTREMELY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 402003. Cal. 22. Beautiful little rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with extraordinary tiger stripe American walnut with F-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. SN is on bottom of receiver and in top tang channel of buttstock with last three digits of matching SN on left side of top tang under the wood. Receiver, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Receiver is engraved in #5 style which consists of the large vignette of a standing bull elk, “Monarch of the Glen”, in semi-relief with a very detailed forest scene and stippled background. Right side is engraved in semi-relief with the vignette of a grizzly bear with a cow that it has killed, also in a forest scene with fine stippled background. Both sides then have full coverage sweeping foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Side of bolt & takedown screw are engraved to match. Engraving extends to the sides of lever & hammer, over top & bottom of receiver, forend cap and on to the exposed flats of the bbl at the chamber end. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube & wood retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish; receiver, lever & hammer appear to retain orig case colors with receiver having bright to brilliant case colors in the more sheltered areas, thinning on bottom and towards the center of the receiver; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on the sides, fading on outer faces. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-44643 JR331 (10,000-15,000)

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1215
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: Wood is not matching numbered to the rifle. Rifle is #5608. Stock & Buttplate is #33568 and the Forearm is not numbered.

*SPECIAL ORDER SAVAGE 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE BY MARLIN. SN 5608. Cal 303 Savage. 26″ oct bbl fitted with Rocky Mountain rear sight with Rocky Mountain knife edge front sight. Tang has Marbles flexible combination sight. Blued finish with case colored lever. This rifle is furnished with stocks of fancy American black walnut. Schnabel forearm and pistol grip stock have grade B checking as typically supplied on Leader and Victor grade rifles. Stock has S-shaped uncapped pistol grip with perch belly and is fitted with crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl has 90-95% orig blue. Receiver has 40-50% flaking blue. Lever and buttplate have traces of case colors in protected areas blending with patina. Stock and forearm have areas of blistering and lifting orig finish with light checkering wear and scattered handling marks. Forearm has 2 cracks on right side near tip. Action is sound and smooth. Bore has slightly darkened appearance in grooves. 4-46166 DS24 (3,500-5,500)

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1222A
Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: The small wood UMC box included here is used to store the rare Volcanic bullets.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE LACQUERED TIN FOR 200 NO. 1 PISTOL CARTRIDGES FOR THE VOLCANIC PISTOL. This exceedingly rare tin measures 4-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ x 1-1/8″, of light tin construction with lacquered exterior and no external label. Label, as it should be, is inside the lid with correct printing & layout with the date “AUGUST 8TH, 1854”. Box is accompanied by 75 of these extremely rare, orig, live cartridges and one bullet missing its primer & charge. Occasionally one of these cartridges will turn up and very rarely a lid or bottom of a box will come to light, but a complete orig box with this many rds of orig ammunition is an extreme rarity. CONDITION: Box is fine with a few minor nicks & chips in the lacquer coating with wear on the bottom; label shows bug damage around the edges affecting the border but none of the lettering; cartridges are in a separate box and are all extremely fine with some minor oxidation on five or six of loose rds. This is probably a once in a lifetime opportunity to own such a box and this many rds of ammunition. 4-46191 JR363 (10,000-15,000)

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1222B
Revised: 9/24/2012

Correction: Cartridges are wrong for this box, it should be short case with raised “H” headstamp and have pointed bullets.

Correction: Please Note: The description is correct. Photo is incorrect. See photo for 1222D for images of this rare Henry ammo and box.

SCARCE EARLY BOX OF NEW HAVEN ARMS 44 RIMFIRE HENRY AMMUNITION. Very early full box of New Haven Arms 44 Henry ammunition with small green label with black lettering and decorative border. Box has plastic wrap and was not checked for contents. According to One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, Giles & Shuey, 1856-1956, this style of box is second in rarity only to the black label boxes and was produced 1862-1863. CONDITION: Very good. Label is mostly intact showing moderate wear with all legends & information completely legible; label shows heavy fading, soil & water staining; bottom of box has a piece of paper tape on each side edge, otherwise box appears to be completely intact. 4-46192 JR360 (5,000-8,000)

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1222C
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Please Note: Description is correct for this lot, but photo is incorrect. See photo with 1222B for correct image.

RARE BOX OF WINCHESTER 44 RF HENRY CARTRIDGES. According to the book One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956, Giles & Shuey, this box was probably produced in the early 1870s with bright green label which wraps over the end of the top and is marked “44 FLAT”. Top label has straight borders and a line drawing of the cartridge. Referenced publication states that this is the only Winchester box of which they are aware that has the over-end labeling. CONDITION: Very good. Lid has paper tape repairs inside & out with all parts intact; bottom is completely intact; label is bright & sharp with only very light soil. Ammo is clean with lightly oxidized bullets. 4-46193 JR361 (3,000-5,000)

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1222D
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Please Note: Description is correct for all boxes, however image is not. The middle box illustrated in the photo is not part of this lot. The correct box is illustrated with description 1222C.

LOT OF THREE BOXES OF 44 RIMFIRE HENRY AMMUNITION. 1) One full box of Winchester 44 Flats with dark green label, black lettering and the line drawing of a cartridge. Label is standard printing with the notation “For the / Winchester Rifle Model 1866”. Box has orange end labels with large red “W” over-printed “.44 FLAT / RIM FIRE”. According to the book One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes, 1856-1956, Giles & Shuey, this box is from the early 1920s with modest rarity; 2) Full sealed box of Remington UMC 44 Henry Flat Rimfire cartridges. Box has a pea green label with black lettering, a line drawing of the cartridge and the red & white Remington UMC logo. Box has a matching green band with ends marked similar to the top plus “BLACK POWDER”. Bottom of box has an orange “GUARANTEE” label in English & Spanish. 3) Identical to #2 above with one complete end flap missing. CONDITION: 1) Fine. Box is plastic wrapped but appears to be intact with completely legible label & end flaps; top label is dark with moderate soil; sides & bottom of box also have moderate soil; 2) Full & completely sealed with labels completely legible showing moderate soil & light wear; 3) Good. Top label is bright & legible with light soil; band has been cut open with the aforementioned missing end label; body of box shows moderate soil; all three boxes are plastic wrapped and the ammunition was not checked. 4-46194 JR362 (4,000-6,000)

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1234
Revised: 10/31/2012

Additional Information: There are differences of opinion on the engraving. We therefore do not guarantee the engraver or the age of the engraving.

SPECTACULAR NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 21028. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fabulous ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight with slide retaining screw. Top flat of bbl is marked with the Henry’s and King’s patent 2-line address. It is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab sawed American walnut with straight stock and brass crescent buttplate with traps. SN is on bottom tang with last 3-digits of SN inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is most spectacularly engraved by master engraver L.D. Nimschke in one of his most elaborate pieces of work accomplished over his sterling career. Receiver has nearly full coverage deep, semi-relief, intertwined and overlaid foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch-dot background. Left side plate is engraved with the vignette of a bull elk being attacked by two dogs and a detailed forest scene. Right side plate has a scalloped edge, empty counterpoint panel with dot border and light shaded edges. Both front side flats are engraved with matching semi-relief foliate arabesque patterns and each panel has Mr. Nimschke’s mythical dog-like creature. The engraving continues over the entire top of the receiver and top tang with elaborate fan panels in front of the ejection port and behind the hammer slot. Top edges of the side plates and each side of the ejection port are engraved in feather patterns with elaborate, relief foliate patterns on each top side flat with Mr. Nimschke’s 4-petal flower blossom in the center. Bottom of the carrier is engraved with double rows of feather patterns with a matching 4-petal flower blossom in the center. He has engraved the area between and around the timing screws with foliate arabesque patterns and his full name “NIMSCHKE” on a ribbon in the center. He has added matching arabesque patterns around the lever opening, behind the trigger opening, around the lever lock with geometric patterns at the toe and a chip and dot border. He additionally added a beautiful ribbon around the SN. Forend cap is also more elaborately engraved than normal with foliate arabesque patterns on each side with feather and chip and dot border patterns around the edges. To complete the effect, Mr. Nimschke also engraved the buttplate tang and the buttplate more elaborately than normal with foliate arabesque patterns on the top of the tang and sides of the heel with the top of the heel engraved in a wonderful fan pattern. Side edges of the tang are engraved with feather border patterns with chip and dot border down the edges and, most unusually, a small pattern around the bottom screw hole. Given the extensive coverage with deep semi-relief engraving throughout, there can be little doubt that this rifle was ordered by or for someone of great importance. It does not appear to have been plated with either silver or gold. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a smooth plummy-blue patina. Receiver retains sharp edges with only very light wear except at bottom front edge at carry point. Stock has a repaired crack in the toe with a couple spots of wood fill and a broken top tang screw, otherwise all wood is sound and retains a smooth restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. Cleaning rod is fine. 4-46968 JR290 (50,000-70,000)

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1236
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: We do not guarantee this was engraved by the Ulrichs.

BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156251. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful 4th Model ’66 with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, full magazine, Marbles #2 ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with trap. Forend cap is also of steel. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by one of the Ulrichs with full coverage on sides, consisting of incredible intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine stippled background and fine chip & zig zag borders. Left sideplate is engraved with the large rnd vignette of a Mexican eagle with a fine crosshatch pattern at the front edge of the raised area. Right sideplate is engraved with an empty rnd counterpoint panel with matching intertwined foliate arabesque patterns. Both front side flats have small empty counterpoint panels. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang, forend cap & buttplate tang. Top rear edge of receiver on each side of hammer slot is engraved with a shell pattern and the bottom with a sunburst pattern. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped with the assembly number “2297”. Top tang channel of buttstock is without an assembly number and the buttplate has the assembly number “58” inside the toe. This exact engraving pattern is pictured on a carbine on p. 87 in Chapter III “Model 1866 and the Ulrichs” of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue with the balance a plum patina; magazine tube retains about 95% strong orig blue; receiver shows light to moderate edge wear with crisp clear engraving; lever & hammer retain faint case colors turned silver-brown on outer faces of lever. Wood is sound with nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and light to moderate pitting. 4-41518 JR288 (25,000-35,000)

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1238
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: We do not gurantee this was engraved by Nimschke.

FINE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 109705. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and 900 yard ladder rear sight. The 2-line Winchester & King’s Patent address is completely legible. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & brass crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Last four digits of matching SN are in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved by master engraver, L.D. Nimschke, in his distinctive large sweeping foliate arabesque scrolls with punch dot background. Left sideplate has an empty scalloped edge panel with stars in the border and the right side has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. The vertical raised land area before the front flat on each side is engraved in a geometric pattern. Engraving extends over the top of the receiver with a foliate spray forward of the ejection port and matching spray behind the hammer slot. Bottom of receiver has Mr. Nimschke’s distinctive foliate pattern between the timing screws and a beautiful hunter star on the carrier. Forend cap and buttplate tang are engraved to match. This rifle was, undoubtedly, the prize possession of someone of relative importance to either have received it as a gift or to have been financially able to purchase it. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain blue in sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned thin blue/gray patina; receiver shows moderate edge wear and it, along with the buttplate and forend cap, retain a smooth medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with a few, very light handling & storage nicks and retains about all of a fine refinish. Mechanics are crisp, strong dark bore with fine pitting and a fine ring about 2″ from muzzle that did not bulge the bbl. 4-41516 JR287 (22,500-32,500)

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1247
Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: Auction Estimate should be $225,000-$275,000.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 “1 OF 1000” LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 40631. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Rare & beautiful ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, gold washed Beach’s combination front sight, orig, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and a thick base graduated tang sight with 4″ staff. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, flame grain American walnut with early style checkered forearm and straight stock that has crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap have factory sling swivels. Receiver is 2nd model with screwed-on dust cover rail and impressed thumb-print dust cover and is fitted with sgl set trigger. Bbl is engraved over the chamber area “One of One Thousand” with foliate arabesque patterns on the exposed flats. There is matching engraving on exposed flats around muzzle & front sight. Muzzle & chamber ends of bbl each have a silver band inlay. Top front of receiver and top flat of bbl are stamped with the intertwined “WP” proofmark. This indicates that the rifle was returned to the factory for work of some sort. Rifle has a completely restored finish, probably by the factory. Left side of lower tang is marked with assembly number “397” and “XXX”. Matching assembly number is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with 24″ oct bbl, set trigger, case hardened, checkered stock, “1 of 1000” received in warehouse Nov. 20, 1879 and shipped Nov. 25, 1879 with eight other arms to Order #17811. This rifle is discussed and photographed in color on pp. 76-78 of The Story of the Winchester 1 of 1000 and 1 of 100 Rifles, Lewis and is referred to as “THE WATSON ONE OF ONE THOUSAND”. In the caption the writer states that this rifle was returned to the factory on two other occasions, once in 1909 and again in 1927. It is credited to the collection of Peter Watson and the writer states that it was also once in the collection of well known collector & dealer Thurston Van Horn. It is well-documented that the “WP” proof was not in use prior to about 1905 and SN 360,000. Also accompanied by a copy of the referenced publication and a custom built wood & plexiglass display case that is 49-1/4″ long x 13″ high x 12-3/4″ wide. PROVENANCE: Thurston Van Horn; Peter Watson CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong factory blue with sharp edge wear and a couple of small nicks; blue is turning a little plummy brown and bbl address is thin; receiver, lever & hammer retain about all of their factory case colors, lightly to moderately faded; forend cap & buttplate are blued with some color case hardening showing on forend cap. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches, some small bruises in checkering and overall retains most of its factory restored oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & moderate pitting. Book is near new, case is fine. 4-45690 JR279 (225,000-275,000)

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1248
Revised: 9/27/2012

Correction: The catalog estimate should be $200,000 – $250,000.

Additional Information: | Biography of Major Frank North | Major Frank North Timeline |

HISTORIC INSCRIBED 1873 WINCHESTER RIFLE FROM BUFFALO BILL. This extremely important and historic Winchester SN #291 is the rarest first variation of the Winchester 1873 rifles. This gun includes rare early features such as hand engraved model designation and serial number on the lower tang “Model 1873, 291”. The left sideplate appears to be engraved in the same hand “Presented To Major Frank North U.S.A. from Buffalo Bill”. Frank North and William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody had been great friends and fellow scouts since 1869. According to Buffalo Bill’s biography concerning meeting North at Fort McPherson, in 1869, Cody states, “I made the acquaintance of Major Frank North and I found him and his officers perfect gentlemen, and we were all good friends from the start”. There are numerous accounts in Cody’s and North’s biographies concerning their association. There are numerous accounts of Frank North’s and Buffalo Bill’s Indian fighting, scouting and friendship in massive accompanying files with this gun. This gun that was made early in 1873 and though factory letter does not state presentation, the inscription and provenance are impeccable. There is also a Remington conversion revolver with Buffalo Bill presentation to North still in family of North descendants today. In a published memoir by Frank’s brother Luther North, he states in an interview in the March 1927 issue of the American Rifleman, in an article titled The Truth About Wild Bill “we were in the cattle business in the ’70s, after we quit ‘Injuns’ with Cody for a partner. One day, up on our ranch on North Platte, Bill and me were out back of the ranch house shooting our Winchesters, 1873 Model, 44 caliber, 8-squar magazine (just like subject gun). We struck up a ‘tomatter’ can and fired at it 50 yards off. Was we sober? You ask-absolutely. It was like the days around Fort McPherson as I was observing, 50 yards off, and Bill was missing it. Frank came out of the house and let go of all six shots, 44’s, in his revolver and plugged the can five times out of six. He used at the time, one of a pair of Smith & Wesson Russian Model 44’s. Cody walked off, and chucking his rifle up onto the dirt roof of the ranch house remarked I guess I won’t shoot anymore today”. About the time of the presentation of this gun, is about the time that William F. Cody was just becoming famous as “Buffalo Bill”. He is mentioned in newspaper accounts as Buffalo Bill as early as January, 1873 and is thought to have received this nickname from the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia when Cody and George Custer took the Grand Duke hunting buffalo in 1872. Needless to say Cody was enamored enough with his new fame as “Buffalo Bill” to present his good friend Frank North using his new “sobriquet” which William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody would now be known through history. At memorial services for Major Frank North, Buffalo Bill eulogized his partner as “one of the truest friends I ever had, he was a man on whom you could stake your life”. This gun in wonderful “as found” condition is one of the most historic Winchesters and the earliest known Winchester presented by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody. PROVENANCE: Frank North, North family descendants. Private Collection. CONDITION: This gun is very good overall, all matching. Bbl retains traces of finish being mostly gray/brown overall with scattered staining, pitting, nicks and dings. Rifling in bore still good and discernible with pitting. Magazine tube is smooth gray overall with scattered staining and pitting with small nicks and dings. Receiver and hammer retain tiny traces of case color turning silver/gray with areas of staining and pitting. Side plates are gray/silver with engraving crisp and discernible. Buttplate is gray overall with scattered staining and pitting especially at top toe. Stocks are sound and solid with scattered scratches, dings and dents. There is a 4″ hairline crack starting at nosecap on right side of forestock and a 1″ crack in same position on left side of forestock continuing back as can be seen in photos. The gun mechanically functions well and is complete with exception of left side nosecap screw and dustcover which are missing. The magazine tube bracket is loose at its dovetailed junction sight on barrel. 4-46330 JS102 (200,000-250,000)

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1262
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: This fine old tack decorated and well known Indian gun was for years in the personal collection of noted collector & scholar Les Quick.

TACK DECORATED WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 327234. Cal 44 WCF. 24″ oct bbl fitted with sporting rear sight and brass blade Sheard style front sight. This 3rd model rifle features a full magazine and plain trigger. Walnut stock with crescent buttplate having sliding trap door. Stock is decorated with 60 brass tacks along comb, toe and buttplate areas with pinwheel design on right side. Left side of stock has five heavy notches carved in grip followed by large carved arrow pointing toward comb. Forearm and breech section of bbl are covered with leather covering stitched along bottom having 9 brass tacks in each side. Accompanying rifle is a 1-1/4″ diameter brass tag marked “NO. 12/Indian/Gun/327234b/1873 Win/44/40 1889.” CONDITION: Metal surfaces of rifle have heavy patina with general pitting. Exposed buttstock has heavily weathered appearance with cracks extending from top tang. Dark bore. 4-46287 DS30 (3,000-5,000)

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1297
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Firearm is antique.

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1894 EXTRA LIGHT DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 101109. Cal 38-55. This scarce rifle has a rapid taper oct bbl of 24″ length. Features include takedown configuration with half magazine and fitted with sporting sights. Capped pistol grip stock with hard rubber shotgun butt and forearm of standard walnut with style I checkering. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming features of gun as described and further stating, “Received in warehouse March 27, 1901. Shipped from warehouse on March 28, 1901, order no. 93378.” CONDITION: Bbl retains 70-80% orig blue with small spots of pitting and light nicks. The action has 60% blue fading to patina and having spots of light pitting. Sound refinished stock and forearm with darkening around the action having a few handling marks and some finish wear. Bore has spots of light pitting. 4-46163 DS14 (3,000-5,000)

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1351
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: This is the Shiloh 1874 Sharps action fitted to the Hawken half-stock configuration. The correct nomenclature for this rifle is Shiloh, J.P. Gemmer 1874 Conversion. Accompanied by a genuine buffalo hide case. Consignor states Shiloh will no longer make the J.P. Gemmer Conversion.

*FINE EARLY SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 1874-STYLE FARMINGDALE SHILOH SHARPS SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 3881. Cal. 45 2-7/8 (45-100). Spectacular special order Shiloh Sharps with 30″ medium weight oct bbl that has an iron rib on bottom with two guides containing its orig ramrod. Front sight is globe style by Axtell with an elaborate full buckhorn rear sight and an Axtell vernier tang sight with windage. It has dbl set triggers and is mounted with spectacular 2-3X center crotch, uncheckered, flame grain American walnut with long forearm that has a steel forend cap and is secured with two keys through oval steel escutcheons. Buttstock has a straight grip with cheekpiece and crescent steel buttplate with long toe tang and a toe plate. Receiver, breech block, lever & hammer are color case hardened while the bbl & other furniture are browned. Top flat of bbl has the Sharps style “OLD RELIABLE” cartouche above the rear sight and has the caliber marking behind the rear sight. Accompanied by a fine leather carrying case with attached handle, Cheyenne plug and an outside ammunition pouch with flap end secured by nickeled buckle. Consignor states that Shiloh will no longer make a rifle with cheekpiece or crescent butt. He also states that the soft side carrying case is buffalo hide. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, no dis-assembly was effected to check for matching SNs. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, orig, factory finish with chocolate brown bbl, forend cap, ramrod guides, nose pipe, forearm escutcheons & buttplate; color case hardening is brilliant. Wood is sound with only a couple of extremely minor flaws in the finish and retains virtually of its crisp orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Carrying case is extremely fine, near new retaining virtually all of its orig brown finish. 4-46289 (5,000-8,000)

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1352
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: This fine cased Axtell 1877 Sharps is unfired and consigned by the original owner. Its factory supplied oak and leather case is numbered to the gun. This is one of Tom Axtell’s earliest rifles, in its original case.

*BEAUTIFUL CASED AXTELL MODEL 1877 SHARPS SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 040. Cal. 45 2-1/10 (45-70). Spectacular long range Sharps with 34″ tapered rnd bbl, spirit level windgage front sight, no provision for a rear sight and vernier tang sight with 5″ staff. Top of bbl is marked “MODEL 1877-AXTELL RIFLE CO. SHERIDAN MONT.”. Top of bbl over chamber area has a Rigby flat and left side of chamber area is marked “CALIBRE 45 2 1/10”. Receiver, lockplate, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Receiver is lightly & beautifully engraved with a target on left side panel that has ten small gold dots in the bull’s eye with light foliate arabesque patterns above & below the target and snake & dot border patterns. Right side panel has a gold wire inlaid “G”. Hammer & lockplate are engraved to match as is the Rigby flat. Top tang is engraved with a shield that has the serial number “040” across the top. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered, schnable tip forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by what is probably its orig oak & brown leather, brass bound, green felt lined trunk case compartmented for the rifle, two nickeled brass oil bottles, a long oak-handled, brass-tipped wood cleaning rod, three compartments with oak covers and four open compartments which contain a set of Winchester Model 1894 caliber 45 Govt. reloading tools, missing the expander plug. Also accompanied by its orig Axtell Sight Co. sight case which contains four front sight apertures and a spare eye cup for the tang sight. Case is recessed for the other sight parts mounted on this rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. No disassembly was effected to check for matching SNs; overall retains virtually all of its crisp orig finish with strong blue on bbl and brilliant case colors on receiver, breech block & lever; lockplate & hammer are lightly faded with brilliant colors towards front half. Wood is sound with no discernible flaws and retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-46288 (6,000-10,000)

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1354
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Firearm is antique.

RARE ENGRAVED STEVENS WALNUT HILL MODEL 49 SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 5858. Cal. 22 Short. Built on a scarce 44-1/2″ action with about a #3 weight 28″ oct to rnd bbl with globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and has a tang sight with 3″ staff. Mounted with nicely figured European walnut with checkered schnable tip forearm and serpentine grip light Schuetzen buttstock with cheekpiece and steel Swiss buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved with foliate & floral patterns and a coarse zig zag border with fine shading. Top flats of receiver, top tang and bottom of receiver are engraved to match. Altogether a very beautiful and probably very accurate off-hand target rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine, forend is matching numbered; buttstock was not removed as the bottom tang screw is broken; bbl retains about 95% crisp orig blue with only very faint sharp edge wear, unfortunately with a band of heavy pitting around the muzzle that, unless one looks closely, is not distracting; receiver retains virtually all of its bright orig case colors with only faint sharp edge wear and breech block retains about all of its orig blue; lever is mostly a plum patina as is the buttplate. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its crisp orig varnish, darker on forearm with the forearm showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-36690 JR (4,000-6,000)

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1370
Revised: 11/26/2012

Additional Information: The corrected estimate should be $100,000-$150,000.

RARE ENGRAVED BLACK POWDER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 117074. Cal. 45 Colt. Rare black powder frame, blue & color case hardened single action with 7-1/2″ bbl, front sight with an added German silver blade and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and caliber is marked on left front web of trigger guard. It has 3rd type ejector housing with half moon ejector rod head and is mounted with 2-pc pearl grips that have a large raised carved steer head on right side along with the initials “JSD”. Revolver is engraved from the Cuno Helfricht shop with about 65-70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame and Mr. Helfricht’s fan patterns on the left recoil shield, loading gate and top flat of backstrap. Top strap is engraved in snake & dot patterns which are also in the top gullet of ejector housing and on outer radius. Foliate arabesque patterns extend over sides of bbl with geometric patterns around address. Backstrap, buttstrap & trigger bow are engraved in geometric patterns. Cyl is engraved on the lands between the flutes in typical Helfricht patterns of alternating foliate arabesque patterns and sunbursts with a snake & dot pattern around rear edge. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 7-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, factory engraved and shipped to J.P. Lower & Sons, Denver, CO, on April 9, 1886 in a 1-gun shipment. Any engraved black powder frame single action with blued finish surviving today is a great rarity and to find one with strong orig finish is an extreme rarity. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, grips & cyl are unnumbered. Bbl retains about 60% orig blue showing holster wear on the sides that is a smooth medium to dark patina; ejector housing retains bright blue in the gullets with a matching patina on outer radius; frame retains about 60% orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas, turned dark elsewhere; hammer retains strong, bright case colors on sides and rear edge, turned dark on top edge; trigger guard & front strap retain 75-80% orig blue turned plummy on toe & trigger bow; top flat of backstrap retains bright blue with backstrap & buttstrap plum patina; cyl retains strong blue in the flutes with one spot of pitting in one flute; outer diameter retains a thin plummy blue patina with one area of fine pin prick rust; grips, probably not orig to this revolver, have a chip in each rear edge and a chipped left heel with rust stains on top left side, otherwise are sound with great fire & color. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Engraved Black Powder Colts w/blue finish are very rare. 4-46945 (100,000-150,000)

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1394
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Firearm is modern.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 268350. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with an outstanding factory 1-pc pearl grip with raised carved eagle & shield on right side. Grip is constructed from two pieces of pearl attached to a wooden spacer block. Revolver is engraved by Cuno Helfricht with full coverage on the frame consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on sides, Mr. Helfricht’s typical sunburst on left recoil shield and a large flower blossom on loading gate. Bottom front gullet is engraved in diamond & dot patterns with a flower blossom around the crossbolt on left side and a foliate spray on ejector housing boss. Top strap is engraved in feather patterns with foliate arabesque patterns on bbl boss with matching patterns extending 4/5 of the length of bbl on each side. Top of bbl is engraved in geometric patterns. Cyl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes with multiple borders around rear edge. Backstrap is engraved in typical Helfricht patterns. Left side of front strap & backstrap, under the grip, bottom of bbl, under ejector housing, inside radius of ejector housing and front face of cyl are stamped with assembly number “189”. This signifies that this revolver was returned to Colt for refinishing. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, in caliber 45 Colt with 5-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish, carved American eagle motif pearl grips, factory engraved and sold to “Morgan Company” and shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on May 26, 1905 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its bright factory restored finish with only slight softening of the engraving. Grip is extraordinary with no visible flaws retaining great fire. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-46066 JR192 (20,000-30,000)

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1429
Revised: 9/30/2012

Correction: This is of course Modern, but due to typographical error the star was omitted.

*COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 29517SA. Cal. 357 mag. 4-3/4″ rnd bbl, blue with case hardened finish, hard rubber grips. Based on the SN this gun was manufactured in 1960. One line address on the top of the bbl “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 357 MAG”. Three patent date marking in two lines on the left side of the frame, frame case hardened. CONDITION: Excellent with approximately 95-97% orig finish remaining overall. The finish on the bbl shows some slight fading at the muzzle and on the ejector rod, which also shows a very light scratch. Case hardened colors on the frame remain vibrant and bright with slight fading on the recoil shield and loading gate. Right sides of the frame are beginning to turn slightly silvery gray. The frame and ejector rod shroud show some very slight scattered spotting. The cylinder with a very light drag line and the finish on the edges of the cylinder show some minor wear. Grips are excellent, checkering is very crisp. 4-46596 J22 (1,500-2,500)

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1467
Revised: 9/28/2012

Correction: The catalog indicates there is a mold with this lot. There is no mold included.

EXTREMELY RARE PRESENTATION ENGRAVED COLT 1ST MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 613. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York City address with dashes. Left side of frame is marked “COLT’S PATENT”. The wedge screw on the 1st Model Navies is under the wedge and the square back silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with SN twice in backstrap channel and again in buttstrap channel. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with Ormsby Naval Battle scene and five of the six safety pins serviceable. Cyl has a large dent over one chamber. Frame is nicely engraved in vine style with about 60-65% coverage. The scroll on left recoil shield terminates in a large flower blossom. Engraving extends over bbl lug and rammer pivot with a nice scalloped pattern around the muzzle. Hammer is engraved with a dog’s head on each side of the nose and has long ears toward the spur. Top edge of the hammer is engraved in fish scale & geometric patterns. Front strap is engraved in period script “JNP to EAR”. Cyl arbor is 1st type with a notch in the top rather than slot of the models later. According to ’51 Colt Navies, Swayze, the serial range for 1st Model ’51 Navies is 1 to 1250, however on p. 35 he states that there are 2nd Model revolvers within this serial range which indicates that there are fewer 1st Models than previously thought. Accompanied by an early brass 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter. Sprue cutter has a small “R” inspector initial with “COLTS PATENT” on right side. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. No orig finish remains being an overall smooth medium brown patina showing light to moderate wear on the engraving; cyl, with the previously noted large dent, is matching patina and retains 35-40% Ormsby Naval Battle scene; trigger guard retains about 60% orig silver with the front strap mostly a medium mustard patina; backstrap & buttstrap retain about 40% thin orig silver. Grip is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches and shows moderate wear, retaining about 70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and light to moderate pitting. Hammer screw is a replacement. Mold is bright & clean, possibly cleaned, with a series of dings on right side. 4-46476 JR145 (25,000-40,000)

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1479A
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Grouping consists of 8 full paper packs of combustible cartridges not 4 paper packs as listed in the catalog. Also 3 empty packs. Additional items are: 1) Full pack American Powder Co. .36 cal for Police Pistols; 2) Full pack American Powder Co., 44 cal for Rem. Colt Revolvers; 3) Full pack Hazard Powder Co. .36 cal for Colt or Whitney Revolvers; 4) Partial (1 cart) Colt Cartridge .56 cal for Revolving Rifle; 5) 3 Empty packs, 2-pocket rev. .36 cal, 1-cartridge for Army Revolver.

LOT OF COLT CARTRIDGES & BABY DRAGOON “MUSHROOM” TOOL. This grouping consists of four paper packs of combustible cartridges for percussion arms including a very scarce pack of 56 caliber “Colt Patent Revolving Rifle” cartridge pack, a very scarce pack for Root 28 caliber revolver, this pack for five combustible cartridges of 265/1000 caliber. Also included is a fine pack of fifty 32 caliber short center fire cartridges for “Bull Dog Revolvers” made by the US cartridge company. Also included is a cap tin embossed with Maltese cross and “CALIFORNIA CAP CO. SAN F.C’o” The accompanying mushroom shaped loading tool for a baby Dragoon is quite rare and if you’re cased baby Dragoon is missing one, here it is. CONDITION: Packs overall are good with discernible labels as can be seen in photos, the “Colt or Whitney” 36 cal pack is cracked in back and is leaking powder. The Baby Dragoon tool is in correct configuration with good patina, gray overall with staining and pitting, brass head has mustard yellow patina. 4-47039 JS221 (4,000-8,000)

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1480
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (200,000-300,000).

RARE CASED COLT PATERSON BELT MODEL NO. 2 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 676. Cal. 34. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ oct bbl, small German silver front sight and 1-line address “Patent Arms M’g Co. Paterson, N-J Colt’s Pt.” with bow tie dashes at each end. Cyls are usual 5-shots with centaur scene roll markings. Trigger guard & backstrap are steel, containing a 1-pc walnut grip matching numbered in buttstrap channel. Matching SNs were noted on rear face of bbl lug, wedge, both cyls, cyl rotating ring, hammer, grip & right sides of the front & backstraps. Accompanied by an orig Colt Paterson mahogany casing with fluted lid and an empty German silver plaque in the top. Interior is burgundy velvet lined with recesses for the revolver cyl & grip and the charger. Right rear corner also has a post with recess for the spare cyl. Remaining accessories are secured with wire clips and posts. The accessories accompanying this revolver are a mold with sgl rnd ball cavity and three walnut handles with brass ferrules, an orig brass charger that is inscribed in period script “G.G. Benjamin” and has the bbl address roll marking on the center ring, a fine brass capper numbered “82”, a loading tool with nipple pick and nipple wrench, an orig brass cleaning rod with turned walnut handle, a spare matching numbered cyl and a functioning key. Such complete sets are rarely ever encountered. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, only about 800 of these revolvers were produced in the period 1837-1840. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching as previously noted. Bbl retains 85-88% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear and thinning at the chamber end with some scattered light surface etching; frame retains about 25% thin orig blue on the recoil shields with the balance a cleaned gray metal patina; cyls are about identical in condition, retaining thin blue mixed with brown patina and both retain strong centaur scene roll marking with some light pitting on one cyl; grip frame is a gray metal patina. Grip is sound, dark & oil stained with a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case has a couple of cracks and grain checks in the lid with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains strong orig varnish, crazed on the lid; interior is lightly to moderately soiled inside the lid with a few spots of chemical staining and is otherwise intact; bottom is moderately faded and heavily soiled missing a spot or two of cloth; under the spare cyl recess is bare wood; charger retains a medium mustard patina with the powder ring spring broken; mold retains about 80% orig blue with solid handles; capper retains a medium mustard patina as does the cleaning rod which has a cracked handle; loading tool retains thin orig blue. 4-46708 JR156 (200,000-300,000)

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1483
Revised: 9/24/2012

Correction: This lot does not include the English Dragoon casing and accessories as pictured in the catalog. The casing pictured is being sold as Lot #1538 without a revolver included.

FINE COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 10663. Cal. 44. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New York City address. Left side of frame has a small “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” and there are small inspector initials on several of the pieces, including the grip. The square back silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with matching SN in backstrap channel. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were only about 2,700 of this revolver produced in the period 1850-1851, of which about 1,000 were on a military contract. Colt, thinking that the military would purchase more of the production, inspected almost all of the parts including the “U.S.” on the frames and inspector initials on other small parts. When the military contracts did not materialize Colt, being the frugal entrepreneur he was, used all of the inspected parts to produce civilian revolvers. The primary difference was that civilian revolvers had varnished grips without cartouches instead of oil finished grips with cartouches as found on martial revolvers. This era was at the height of the Great Westward Expansion between the War with Mexico and the U.S. Civil War when firearms of any configuration were in great demand, especially large bore handguns. The vast majority of all the civilian Dragoons saw extensive service on the American frontier and then throughout the Civil War, usually under very harsh circumstances with very little or no maintenance. After the Civil War these powerful handguns remained in service well into the 1870s until they were supplanted by cartridge handguns. Very few are found today in orig configuration with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except wedge which is numbered “622”. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with only sharp edge wear and some light nicks on the right side of bbl lug; rammer handle retains about all of its orig case colors turned dark on handle but still strong & bright on pivot; frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on left side, faded to smoky colors on right side; hammer is a mottled gray/brown patina with bright colors on rear edge; cyl is exceptional, retaining 93-95% thinning orig blue and about 98-99% crisp Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking; the “MODEL U.S.M.R. / COLT’S PATENT” legends are crisp as are the surrounding foliate patterns; rear of cyl has three serviceable safety pins; trigger guard & backstrap retain virtually all of their crisp orig silver plating. Grip is sound with a few light nicks & scratches showing very light edge wear and overall retains virtually all of its bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with some very fine pitting at cyl end. 4-46699 JR157 (60,000-70,000)

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1488
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (100,000-150,000).

RARE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION CASED PAIR OF COLT 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS TO “ADJT CHAS A. CLARK” MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER. SN 15147 & 15139. Cal. 36. Revolvers are virtually identical with 7-1/2″ rnd bbls, German silver front sights, slightly altered, with 1-line New-York U.S. America addresses. Left side of frames are marked with small “COLTS PATENT” and the caliber marking on the left rear web of the trigger guards. Cyls are usual 6-shots with Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. The silver plated brass trigger guards & backstraps each contain a wonderful 1-pc ivory grip with deep relief raised carved Liberty head and flag motifs. Revolvers are engraved by the same hand although not identically, probably by Gustave Young, with full frame coverage foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background. Engraving extends over sides of bbl lug and on each side of muzzle with light feather patterns on rammer pivots. Backstraps, buttstraps & trigger guards are engraved to match with different patterns at the top of backstraps. Backstraps are engraved in period script: “To Adjt. Chas A. Clark / Nov 9th 1864”. Accompanied by their orig, oak American casing with empty shield plaque in the lid. Interior is blue velvet lined and compartmented in bottom for the revolvers, a silver plated dbl sided Navy size eagle & stars flask with angled spout, a fine brass capper with American eagle & stars top, a silver plated 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “36 P”, a small gutta percha screw top bottle, a packet of combustible cartridges, two lacquered tins of Eley’s caps, a small oval cardboard pill box, an L-shaped nipple wrench and two 6th Maine Veteran Association Reunion ribbons from Aug. 1900 & Aug. 1908. These revolvers were presented to Charles Armory Clark, a Medal of Honor winner from the 6th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted as a 21 year old corporal from Sangerville, Maine when the unit mustered into service on July 15, 1861 and was discharged for disability on Feb. 11, 1864. On May 18, 1864 he was commissioned into the U.S. Volunteers Adjutant General Dept. and resigned on Oct. 26, 1864. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant Feb. 1862, up through the ranks to Brevette Lt. Colonel March 1865. He was the adjutant for the regiment and then the Assistant Adjutant General. He earned the Medal of Honor for his action in the assault on Marye’s Heights outside of Fredericksburg, VA and for his leadership in saving his regiment in the absence of his commanding officers by leading the regiment down a precipitous height at Banks’ Ford, VA, in the process repulsing an entire brigade of Confederates. Lt. Col. Clark’s 6th Maine is one of the storied units of the Civil War. From early 1862 at the Battle of Manassas right through their mustering out on July 10, 1864 they participated in just about every major battle including Gaines’ Mill, Savage Station, Malverne Hill, Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Franklin’s Crossing, Maryes’ Heights, Salem Heights, Banks’ Ford, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania Courthouse, the “Bloody Angle”, Cold Harbor & Petersburg. They were to be mustered out on July 10, 1864 but as a unit volunteered for 30 days service for the defense of Washington and were engaged in the repulse of Gen. Jubal Early’s attack on Washington July 12 & 13. Col. Clark was severely wounded at Rappahannock Station. After the war he moved to Iowa where he died Dec. 22, 1913 and is buried in Cedar Rapids. Col. Clark was apparently a true leader who, as a very young man, assumed the mantle of leadership expected only of soldiers of vastly more experience. CONDITION: Revolvers are fine, all matching with the grip on #15147 having the SN in backstrap channel and #15139 mostly illegible. #15139 bbl retains about 50% orig nickel with dark patina and surface rust on sides; frame retains 50-60% orig nickel and cyl about 50% nickel and about 75-80% Ormsby Naval Battle scene; trigger guard retains about 75-80% orig silver and backstrap about 70%. Grip has a repaired sliver on right side with age lines in the bottom and retains a wonderful golden ivory patina. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. #15147 bbl retains 88-90% strong orig nickel and the frame about 70% nickel with pitting on sides of hammer nose; cyl retains 65-70% nickel and 40-50% Ormsby Naval Battle scene; trigger guard retains about 85% orig silver and backstrap 40-50% silver. Grip is sound with a few age lines in bottom and retains a wonderful ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is moderately faded & soiled but completely intact with solid partitions; flask has a couple of small nicks & retains most of its orig silver; mold retains most of its orig silver; other accessories are fine. 4-46660 JR175 (100,000-150,000)

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1494
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: All damascening done in 22k gold wire work in 3 distinct patterns. Bbl & backstrap decorated in complex foliate vine & scrollwork w/flowerettes; receiver and chambers area in fine foliate reticulations only; cyl in connecting circular patterns w/linear foliations. Consignor has owned this pistol since its purchase from Julia’s in 1994.

RARE CASED DAMASCENED COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 35232. Cal. 36. Circa 1855. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight and 1-line address “COL. COLT. LONDON” with spears. Frame is marked with a small “COLT’S PATENT”. Damascened steel trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip with matching SN in backstrap channel. Entire revolver including cyl, rammer & handle, wedge, hammer, trigger guard & backstrap are beautifully damascened with intricate vines and flowerettes in heavy gold and a dark brownish metal background. Screw heads are also damascened. Left side of bbl lug & cyl have British proofs. Accompanied by an orig English mahogany casing with empty brass plaque in the lid. Case is scarlet velvet lined and compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a Dixon “COLTS NAVY FLASK”, bag shaped flask, a blued steel 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench, an all steel cleaning rod and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. There is also a functioning key. Most of the Colts so decorated had the work done in India for the RAJ or for the occasional British officer. This exact Colt is pictured on p 141 in “Colt Engraving” by R. L. Wilson. PROVENANCE: Ex Frank Russell Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of this fine gold damascening with the only noticeable wear on the ends of the wedge and a couple of small spots on front strap. Grip has a chipped right toe, otherwise is sound showing light edge wear and overall retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish; interior is lightly to moderately faded with light soil in bottom and light damage from front sight & hammer spur; flask has one small dent and overall retains 70-75% orig finish; mold has numerous small nicks & dings and retains about 50% orig blue; other accessories are fine. 4-46337 JR196 (25,000-35,000)

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1500
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (20,000-30,000).

FINE GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 110384. Cal. 31. Blue & color case hardened with 5″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and engraved “SAML COLT” address. Left side of frame is engraved “COLTS PATENT” in a pillow shape. The silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contains a fine, varnished, burl walnut 1-pc grip whose number is obscured in the backstrap channel. Frame has full coverage, very fine Gustave Young engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. One of the scrolls on the right side terminates in a flower blossom. Matching engraving extends over the bbl lug, top side flats of the bbl and rammer pivot. One scroll on the left side of the bbl lug terminates in a dog’s head and another on the right side terminates in a flower blossom. Hammer has received Mr. Young’s deluxe treatment with an engraved wolf’s head on each side of the hammer nose, foliate arabesque patterns on the shank and fish scales on the spur and top edge. Backstrap, buttstrap and trigger guard have matching engraving with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern at the top of the backstrap. Cyl is 5-shots with stagecoach holdup scene roll marking and four of the five safety pins serviceable. Accompanied by a very rare, brass bound Kidder mahogany casing with brown velvet lining, compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a dbl-sided eagle & stars flask, a brass 28 caliber 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, L-shaped screwdriver, a packet of combustible cartridges and several cast lead balls. The top back edge of the case bottom is marked “MANUFACTURED / SOLELY BY W. KIDDER” and “PATENT APR 1854”. Kidder cases closely resemble Colt casings with the addition of a compartment in the front for a cleaning rod. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grip, as noted, however there is little doubt that this is the orig grip to this revolver. Bbl retains about 94-95% glossy orig blue with only sharp edge wear; rammer & handle retain faded case colors, mostly on the pivot; frame retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas, mostly having faded to silver, as has the hammer; cyl retains traces of blue being mostly a silver/gray patina and shows about 95% stagecoach holdup scene roll marking; trigger guard & backstrap retain about 98% strong orig silver plating with sharp edge wear on trigger plate & heel. Grip is sound with light edge wear, a few light nicks & scratches and retains nearly all of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case has a hole in the bottom in opposite corners with a couple of small gouges in the lid, otherwise is completely sound with usual storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is lightly faded with moderate soil in the bottom and with damage from the front sight, hammer spur and rammer pivot; flask retains about 90% orig finish on the body with the collar & spout a dark mustard patina; mold has a few nicks & dings, otherwise is fine; cartridge packet is very fine as is the screwdriver. 4-46696 JR173 (20,000-30,000)

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1502
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (25,000-35,000).

CASED INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER PRESENTED TO “GEN. G. GARCIA”. SN 790. Cal. 44. Silver finish with 8″ rnd bbl, altered German silver front sight and 1-line Hartford address. Left side of frame is marked with a tiny “COLTS PATENT” that is hand engraved. Frame is 4-screw type cut for shoulder stock with short stock screws. The silver plated trigger guard & iron backstrap contain a 1-pc ivory grip with relief carved Mexican eagle on left side. Backstrap is engraved “Gen. G. Garcia” in a geometric panel. Cyl is full fluted with all six safety pins crisp and are probably replacements. Accompanied by an orig burgundy lined mahogany Colt casing compartmented in bottom for the revolver, an orig “COLTS PATENT” trophy of arms Kriegs Marine ’51 Navy flask furnished to the Austrian Navy in the 1859/1860 order of 1,000 Navy revolvers, a “COLTS PATENT” 2-cavity bullet & ball blued steel mold with sprue cutter stamped with a “C” on right side, a packet of skin cartridges, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. Gen. Guadeloupe Garcia was commandant of the line of the Bravo Matamoroas, Mexico in 1860, and at that time was in communication with Capt. John Ford of the Texas Rangers and Robert E. Lee who was stationed in Texas, (prior to the Civil War). Communications involved a matter concerning a notorious outlaw from Mexico by the name of Juan N. Cortinas who had been crossing the border, robbing and pillaging American citizens. CONDITION: Revolver retains about 95% restored silver finish with wear around muzzle, front & back straps; hammer retains strong case colors on right side, faded & turning silver elsewhere; chambers of the cyl have been cleaned and show no evidence of having been fired; trigger guard retains strong silver with front strap dark brass patina; backstrap & buttstrap retain about 50% silver with the exposed metal a dark patina; buttstrap screw is a replacement with cold blued head and appears to be glued in place, cannot be removed. Grip has a repaired crack on right rear edge with numerous age lines and retains a fine worn patina with one small chip in the carving. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Case has a couple of grain checks in the lid and a couple more in bottom, otherwise is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is lightly faded and soiled with a few spots of damage in the lid lining with solid partitions; flask has a few small dents and a repaired seam and overall retains a dark mustard patina; mold retains 65-70% orig blue; other accessories are fine. 4-46662 JR410 (25,000-35,000)

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1506
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The medallion in the lid is inscribed “ICH DIEN” (not ICH DIEM) which translates to “I Serve.”

CASED HARTFORD LONDON COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 154543. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has small “COLTS PATENT” with caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard. The blued steel trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of matching SN in the buttstrap channel. Cyl is rebated with six chambers and Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. Left side of bbl lug & cyl have British proofs. SNs on the bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & buttstrap are all accompanied by a tiny “L”, signifying that this revolver was destined for the London market. The bbl lug is numbered “154488” as is the wedge. All of the other visible numbers are “154543”. Accompanied by an orig English distributor casing with a brass medallion in the lid that is beautifully engraved with a crest which consists of a crown with three feathers and ribbon inscribed “ICH DIEM” over the dates “1875-76”. Interior is scarlet velvet lined with the distributor’s label of “James Dalziel Dougall”. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a Dixon style brass bag flask, a blued steel “COLTS PATENT” 2-cavity bullet & ball mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “44H”, a packet of combustible cartridges and a lacquered Eley’s cap tin. Also included is a pewter oil bottle and an L-shaped nipple wrench, probably from a Starr revolver. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 65-70% strong blue with balance turned plum; rammer & handle retain smoky case colors; frame & hammer have faded to silver; cyl is a thin plummy brown patina and shows about 75% Ormsby Naval Battle scene; trigger guard retains about 80% strong orig blue with front strap gray metal patina; backstrap retains most of its orig blue, strong at the top and on buttstrap, thin in the middle. Grip has tiny chipped toes and shows light edge wear with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. Case is sound with storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is lightly to moderately faded with yellowed label; bottom is lightly soiled; flask has a few small dents and is mostly a brass patina; mold is nicked & dinged and retains thin orig blue with refinished sprue cutter; other accessories are fine. 4-46091 JR232 (6,000-8,000)

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1519
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (15,000-20,000).

RARE CASED COLT 1855 MODEL 1A SIDE HAMMER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 122. Cal. 28. All blue finish with 3-7/16″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address without pointing hand motif. Cyl is unfluted, 5-shots with cabin & Indian fight scene roll marking. Mounted with 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Accompanied by an orig blue velvet lined mahogany Colt casing, compartmented in bottom with contoured partitions for the revolver, a dbl sided eagle & stars flask, a brass 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, an orig maple handle flat blade turn screw with brass ferrule, an L-shaped screw driver and a cardboard packet of Goldmark’s caps. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 384 Models 1 and 1A Root revolvers produced. Case is an orig Colt casing made for a Root revolver with longer bbl. Revolver is missing the hand and cyl pin cross bolt spring. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including cyl & grip, except cyl pin which bears number “40”. Overall revolver retains about 92-93% crisp, gloss, orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear with a flaked spot on backstrap; hammer & rammer retain faded case colors; cyl retains thin blue/brown patina & about 98% cabin/Indian fight scene. Grip has a small chip, otherwise is sound and retains about all of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics with missing parts, as noted above, otherwise are fine; bright shiny bore with a couple of spots of pitting. Case has a gouge with touch-up finish in the lid with other light handling & storage marks and otherwise retains about all of its orig varnish; interior is lightly faded & soiled; flask retains about 98% orig finish; mold has been cleaned, with fine pitting on sprue cutter and retains light mustard patina; screwdrivers & cap box are fine. 4-46701 JR147 (15,000-20,000)

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1523
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (40,000-60,000).

VERY RARE CASED COL. COLT PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER TO “WILLIAM G. MOORE WITH COMPLIMENTS OF COL. COLT”. SN 7289. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked with a tiny “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard has the caliber marking. It has usual 5-shot half fluted cyl and the silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc walnut grip, matching numbered in the backstrap channel. Backstrap is engraved in period script “William G. Moore / with compliments of Col. Colt”. Accompanied by an orig, burgundy velvet lined Colt casing, compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a sgl-sided “COLTS PATENT” eagle & stars flask and a blued steel 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “36 P”. Also accompanied by a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps and several cast lead bullets & balls. William G. Moore was a native of the District of Columbia, residing in Washington, D.C. who, in his early career, was a newspaper man covering congressional debates. He went on to serve in the Dept. of Public Works until the outbreak of the Civil War at which time he joined the National Rifles. He enlisted April 15, 1861 as a Private and was mustered out on July 15, 1861 when he was requested to serve as the private secretary to the Secretary of War, receiving a promotion to the rank of Major and Adjutant-General of Volunteers. After the war he was appointed to the position of private secretary to Pres. Johnson. He was commissioned a Colonel and Paymaster of the Army. In 1870 he returned to Washington and was made Commander of the Washington Light Infantry and became a Colonel of the 1st Regiment of the District Militia. He was then appointed Superintendent of Police for the District of Columbia and became the longest serving Superintendent in the department’s history. He was responsible for numerous innovations in the department’s enforcement of laws, some of which are still in effect today. He died in office on July 12, 1898. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge & grip, only the number “89” is visible on the back of the cylinder. Bbl retains about 50% strong orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a dark patina; frame retains bright to brilliant case colors on the sides, turned dark on recoil shields; hammer retains bright case colors on sides, dark on top & back edges; cyl retains about 50% thin orig blue with the balance flaked to dark patina; trigger guard & backstrap retain about 75% orig silver with exposed brass a dark reddish brass patina. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine, frosty in the grooves. Case is sound with storage & handling nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is faded to a rose color with moderate soil and light damage inside the lid and moderate to heavy soil and heavy fading in bottom; flask retains 70-75% orig finish on the body with the collar & spout a medium mustard patina; mold retains 75-80% orig blue with clean cavities; cap tin is fine. 4-46707 (40,000-60,000)

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1543
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: We believe this is a Tommy Haas gun.

ENGRAVED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 12406. Cal. 44. Blue and color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, 1-line New-York City address and German silver front sight. Frame engraved “COLT’S PATENT” in diagonal ribbon. Silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a varnished deluxe burl walnut 1-pc grip with last 4 digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Cyl is usual 6-shots with dragoon Indian fight scene and “MODEL U.S.M.R. / COLT’S PATENT” panels surrounding the SN. All 6 safety pins are crisp and serviceable. Frame is beautifully engraved in early style large donut scrolls with fine shaded backgrounds and feather borders around the recoil shields and hammer slot. Engraving extends over bbl lug and top flats with a matching pattern on top of bbl and matching patterns on rammer pivot and each end of the wedge. Hammer is also beautifully engraved with donut scrolls on the shank and a wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose. Sides with hammer spur and top edge are engraved in fish scale patterns with hand checkered spur. Flat behind hammer slot is engraved in a beautiful fan pattern that has diamond and dot center and donut scrolls down backstrap and on the buttstrap with matching patterns on trigger guard. Screw heads and tips are also engraved. This is a really beautiful, master engraved revolver. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including wedge, cyl and grip. Bbl and cyl retain most of their fine strong blue, lightly thinned on bbl. Frame, hammer, rammer and handle retain about all of their brilliant case colors. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about all of their silver plating, beginning to oxidize. Grip is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its strong varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46059 JR396 (5,000-10,000)

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2006
Revised: 9/29/2012

Correction: This rare and important sword is inscribed to Joseph Haskin, not James. (James was Joseph’s brother)

RAREST OF ALL CIVIL WAR STATUE HILTED SWORDS, WORN BY BRIG. GENERAL JAMES HASKIN. This fabulous sword has a full figured American officer thrusting a saber through the open mouth of a serpent (representing the Confederacy) forming the grip and knucklebow of this most elaborate Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York presentation sword. This sword is illustrated in Schuyler, Hartley & Graham’s 1864 catalog and is pictured on back cover of dust jacket in the Flayderman reprint of this important and rare catalog. Included with the sword are two Presidential commissions, one signed by Abraham Lincoln as Major and one signed by Andrew Johnson as Brig. General. A large 16″ albumen photograph of General Haskin and his staff accompany this sword which was presented to Haskin in April 1864. The 1st Maine Artillery was organized as Infantry late in 1863, seeing little action as Artillery early in the war. The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery would make up for seeing little action as it would be involved in several of the bloodiest attacks of the war. On May 19,1864 at the Harris Farm the 1st Maine had 481 casualties of which 82 were killed. In less than a month, on June 18, 1864, in the assault on Petersburg near Hare’s House the 1st Maine lead the charge and sustained the greatest loss of any one regiment in any one action of the war. Of the 900 engaged 635 were killed or wounded. Of all the regiments in the United States Army in the Civil War the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery sustained the greatest loss in battle, 23 officers and 400 enlisted men were killed, and 260 died of disease; a total loss of 683 dying during the war. Haskin lost his arm but survived the war. In the photograph of him and his men he is seen with an empty left shirt sleeve. This is one of only two example of this sword to ever surface and the only one other is known in private collections also presented to General Officer. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is in very good to fine condition. 32″ blade is damascene with gold highlighted etched panels of spread wing American eagle and foliate U.S. with motto “Always Ready”. Retailer marking of Schuyler, Hartley & Graham New York is etched on ricasso. Guard and scabbard mounts retain much gold gilt. Scabbard body is bright as polished with several small bends and dents and scattered scratches, as can be seen in photos. There is a separation with loss of plating at point of sword entering sea serpent’s mouth which appears to be part of manufacture and not a defect. There are small areas of scuffing on hilt on high areas, exposing polished brass. 4-46908 JS76 (90,000-110,000)

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2079A
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: A client has provided us with additional provenance and information regarding the War records and pension activity of Lt. Andrew Holbrook which will be included with this lot to the buyer.

CAPTURED CONFEDERATE PALMETTO ARMORY RIFLED MUSKET. This is possibly the finest Palmetto musket to ever turn up and no doubt the finest to ever come to auction. This gun is original, complete and in the best condition with matching South Carolina surcharged bayonet and capture plaque which is attached to stock and reads “Palmetto Gun. Taken at the Battle of Coosaw (Coosawhatchie) River, SC. Jan. 1, 1862 by Lieut. Andrew J. Holbrook”. This gun is in “as found” condition with crisp, bright markings in every position that can be found on this scarce South Carolina contracted arm. The man who captured this gun; Andrew Jackson Holbrook was born in Boston, Mass and was commissioned lieutenant in Company E of the 5th Mass Infantry and saw action in the battles of Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsboro among other Carolina campaigns early in war. Regardless of history, this is no doubt the finest untouched Palmetto rifled-musket to ever come to market. CONDITION: The 42″ bbl overall is smooth and gray with areas of staining and pitting. The bore shows discernible thin rifling with apparent little use as there is little pitting at bolster. Only a small percentage of these smooth bore muskets were converted to rifled muskets as is this one, which also entailed the addition of a fixed rear sight, which is present here. The markings on breech of bbl include “S.C.” which is seen only on a small percentage of these arms. “V” over “P” over “Palmetto Tree” are well stamped and discernible as is “Wm. GLAZE & Co.” at breech of bbl which are seen in photographs. There is no bbl date on breech tang, but it is smooth and never had one. Lock is smooth and gray with crisp “Palmetto Armory, S*C” around a bushy Palmetto tree forward of lock and rear of lock is well struck “Columbia/S.C. 1852”. The buttplate is gray with scattered scratches, scuffs and dings, scattered staining and pitting and exhibits a deeply struck “SC” surcharge. There is a 1/4″ hole drilled in the middle of the back of this buttplate which is about 1″ deep and threaded for a screw for unknown purpose. Ramrod is smooth and gray with scattered staining and is cupped at end for rifled ball. Bayonet which fits gun perfectly and appears to have been displayed with gun since capture as there are shiny areas under where bayonet sits as there is under bands when moved. Bayonet with blade that measures 18″ has “SC” surcharge; about the same size as “SC” on bbl but with no periods. There is also a 1/8″ high “R” stamped on socket as can be seen in photos. 4-46672 JS107 (15,000-25,000)

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2086
Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: A) There is a nice display case that this jacket was displayed in. B) Consignor states although the jacket descended in their family they do not know who wore it or even if the wearer was an ancestor.

CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SHELL JACKET. This officer’s shell jacket is being offered for the first time by direct family descent from a southwestern Virginia family through multiple generations. The family is unaware of which descendent wore it, but this coat is a wonderful example of a regulation Butternut jean cloth coat popular in the mid to late war. This coat has the cut and tailoring of other identified Confederate shell jackets. This coat is in remarkably fine condition, missing only one of its 14 orig buttons. The buttons are 3-pc staffs of mixed backmarks, Extra Quality, Horstmann and Superior Quality but all have identical or similar faces. This coat is lined and padded with a polished olive green twill liner. Sleeves are lined with white cotton. The ghost of a single strand of quatrefoiling is evident on each sleeve, as can be seen in photos. Single strand of quatrefoiling would have denoted a company grade officer of lieutenant. Butternut shell jackets are very rare. In private hands there are probably only a handful and in institutional collections not a lot more. CONDITION: This coat overall is in very good condition. Surface of coat shows small areas of scattered moth damage, as can be seen in photos, however most of the orig knap is still present. One button has been reattached, where the other 12 buttons retain their orig attachments. There is a 2″ repair to attach a seam in bottom corner of lining, otherwise coat appears orig and untouched throughout. 4-46276 JS43 (25,000-35,000)

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2116
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Image credits to authors Sylvia & O’Donnell’s, “Illustrated History of Civil War Relics.”

DANNER COLLECTION OF ARTILLERY PROJECTILES, BASES & FRAGMENTS. This grouping consists of 24 numbered projectiles and large shell fragments of which 15 are on original bases with matching numbers. These bases include sights including Pitzer Farm, Emittsburg Road, Hancock 2nd Corps, Hancock Front, York Pike, Tawney Town Road, Railroad Cut, Rock Creek Valley, McMillan’s, Picketts Front and Culp’s Hill. There are 6 additional wooden bases where there are no corresponding shells marked Rock Creek Valley, Codori Farm, Baltimore Pike, Picketts Front, Round Top and Devil’s Den. There are 5 additional numbered complete shells and one numbered 3″ Hotchkiss with mismatched base and no sabot. There are two additional complete shells with no numbers; one being an 11-1/4″ Confederate 12-pound Whitworth with brass Confederate time fuse and an orange painted 20-pounder Hotchkiss with post war naval fuse adapter. Shells in this group include three 10-pounder Schenkyls on there original numbered bases, two 10-pounder Confederate parrots; one on its original base, one Confederate 12-pounder spherical shell on original base, five 10-pound Hotchkiss projectiles; four are on original bases and only one shell is completely intact with sabot, two 10-pounder Union parrots, two 20-pound US parrots, one Confederate 3″ Read. There is a 12-pound solid shot which is broken and only approx. 2/3 remains. There is a broken 12-pound Boreman of which only 2/3 remains. There is half of a 12-pounder sabot which still has portions of two nailed straps and painted between straps reads “First Days Field / 17 / Signal Light”. There are two canister; one just being a 3″ can on its original base. There is a 24-pounder with sabot and canister balls. Top is missing however there is a loose 24-pounder top that could be displayed or may have been displayed with this originally. There are several other fragments, two loose fuses and a fired plate from a 12-pounder canister with impressions of the balls almost breaking through when fired. There is a 32-pounder grape stand with a number “31” which is shown in one of our copied cabinet cards. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy an artillery collection displayed in America’s first Civil War museum where a majority is still on display as part of the Gettysburg National Park Service Collection of John H. Rosensteel who originally visited the Danner Museum as a child. Years later after the Danner Collection was sold, prior to the turn of the century, Rosensteel tracked down a portion sold in Massachusetts and purchased it for his own museum prior to donation to the National Park Service by his son. PROVENANCE: Danner Museum, Gettysburg. Willow Inn. CONDITION: For relics, overall very good to fine. Iron is mostly rusted and pitted. Painted numbers on projectiles are all discernible; some better then others as can be seen in photos. Wood bases are typically sound and solid, one broken in halves (but fits back together). Painted information all discernible. A couple of these wood bases have smaller paper labels; some with numbers and some description. One interesting wood block has Round Top written on one side; on the opposite edge Longstreet was started to be painted; it’s been painted over and a small paper strip reads “31-32lb. Grape” and coincidentally the 32-pound grape in this grouping is #31 is seen in one of our copied cabinet cards and the wooden base also has penciled “31” on base. One wooden base is broken in two, but could be glued back. Most bases have Danner Museum stamps “J.A. Danner (Battle Field Museum/Gettysburg, PA” on bottoms, some are light and hard to read, but on average all are discernible. 7-70018 JS130 (20,000-30,000)

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2119A
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Cased Whitney revolvers are extremely rare – those with factory checkered grips even more so!

CASED WHITNEY POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1799. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line address. It has 5-shot unfluted cyl with one safety notch and the eagle & shield and lion roll marking. Mounted with 2-pc full checkered walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver. This is the 1st Model 5th Type with 3-screw frame and silver plated brass trigger guard. Accompanied by its orig, red velvet lined, mahogany casing, compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided early American eagle flask, an unmarked 2-cavity brass ball mold, a small Goldmarks cap tin and a few cast lead bullets & balls. SN was observed on the bottom of the bbl, cyl, cyl pin, rammer handle & inside each grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, may be unfired. Overall retains about 95% glossy orig blue with some minor flaking; cyl scene is crisp & clean showing about 99%; loading lever & hammer retain about all of their bright orig case colors and the trigger guard about all of its orig silver plating. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear and retain about all of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a few small spots of rust, may be unfired. Case is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig varnish; interior is lightly faded & soiled with solid partitions; flask, probably an old replacement, retains 40-50% orig finish; mold is crisp & clean; cap tin is fine. 4-46286 (8,000-10,000)

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2120
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes Freeman Army Model SN 0 is a one of a kind pattern model from which the subsequent production variations evolved. It has unique features not found on production guns. A total of only 2010 units were produced.

RARE FREEMAN ARMY MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 0. SN 0. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, dovetailed half moon front sight with grooved top strap rear sight. It has a 2-pc attached rammer with Colt style bayonet latch. Cyl is unfluted, 6-shots with recessed angled nipples. Cyl is retained in the frame and is readily removable by means of a sliding latch in the right front side, retained with a flat spring held on by the rammer screw on the left side. It has a small rnd trigger guard with blued steel 1-pc grip frame containing 2-pc walnut grips, matching numbered to this revolver with grip screw from left side. This revolver appears to have been a sample, a bench model or possibly a patent model with SN “0”. SN was observed on the left side of the front strap, under the grip, bottom of the frame, bottom of bbl, rear face of cyl, cyl latch and inside each grip. Frame has four screws entering from the right side with a fifth hole on left side which appears to have been for a screw to retain a flat metal piece of unknown function. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were about 2,000 of these revolvers produced by Hoard’s Armory, Watertown, NY in the period 1863-1864. There were no known military contracts, however they are considered secondary martial arms. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 92-94% glossy orig blue with a few light nicks & scratches, a couple of spots of light rust with sharp edge wear; front strap is thin blue and back strap is a blue/gray patina; hammer retains faded case colors. Grips are sound and retain a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting that may clean better. Frame has one battered screw. 4-46676 (6,000-12,000)

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2121
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes Freeman Army Model SN 1 represents the very rare first production variation of which only 10 units were made. First variation specimens exhibit thin complete recoil shield behind the cylinder. SN 1 is indeed the first production Army model ever produced.

UNMARKED FREEMAN ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 1. SN 1. Cal. 44. This revolver is altogether unmarked except for the SN “1” and it appears to be a prototype or patent model. It has blue finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, fixed half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Cyl is unfluted with recessed nipples and is retained in the frame by means of a sliding latch recessed in right front of the frame. The frame has a 3-screw sideplate on left side and is mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips that have “MODEL” written in pencil inside each grip. SN “1” was observed on bottom of frame, bottom of bbl, cyl latch and rear face of cyl. Grips are unnumbered but it is readily apparent that they are orig to this revolver. Bottom right edge of the recoil shield has a capping notch. Rammer handle is secured with a ball & detent like the Whitney percussion revolvers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 2,000 of these revolvers were produced in the period 1863-1864 by Hoard’s Armory, Watertown, NY. There were no known military contracts but these revolvers are considered to be secondary martial arms. CONDITION: About fine, all matching except grips as noted above. Bbl retains 60-70% glossy orig blue with cleaned areas; rammer handle retains smoky case colors with bright colors on pivot; frame retains 60-70% orig blue with edge wear and some cleaned areas; front & back straps & trigger guard are a blue/gray patina; hammer retains faded case colors; cyl retains about 75% thinning orig blue with some cleaned areas. Grips are sound showing light wear with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-46680 (6,000-12,000)

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2122
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes Freeman Army Model SN 2 represents the second and final variation of which only 2000 units were produced. The second variation exhibits the half moon recoil shield behind the cylinder.

RARE FREEMAN ARMY MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 2. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, dovetailed half moon front sight with grooved top strap rear sight. It has a 2-pc attached rammer with Colt style bayonet latch. Cyl is unfluted, 6-shots with recessed angled nipples. Cyl is retained in the frame and is readily removable by means of a sliding latch in the right front side, retained with a flat spring held on by the rammer screw on the left side. It has a small rnd trigger guard with blued steel 1-pc grip frame containing 2-pc walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver with grip screw from right side. This revolver appears to be a very early production model. SN was observed on the bottom of the frame, bottom of bbl, rear face of cyl, cyl latch and inside each grip. Frame has four screws entering from the right side with a fifth screw on left side which retains a flat metal piece of unknown function. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were about 2,000 of these revolvers produced by Hoard’s Armory, Watertown, NY in the period 1863-1864. There were no known military contracts, however they are considered secondary martial arms. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains being a smooth brown patina, possibly an old refinish; cyl is matching patina. Grips are sound showing heavy wear and retain a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-46681 (6,000-8,000)

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2125
Revised: 9/29/2012

Please Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

FINE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION MOORE 7-SHOT REVOLVER TO KIA NEW YORK OFFICER. SN 7026. Cal. 32. This is a fine example of a popular secondary martial pistol made during the Civil War in Brooklyn, NY and known famously as the “seven shooter”. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of other guns with 5″ oct bbl, removable ejector rod mounted under bbl and swinging bbl and cyl for loading. Bbl and cyl were originally blued and this gun retains strong traces. Brass frame, backstrap and trigger guard are engraved with silver plating. There is an inscription on backstrap in 3-lines which reads “Presented to Lieut. Wm. F. Lyon by Company A 77 NYV”. William F. Lyon originally from Westport, NY enlisted in Sept. 1861 at Westport, NY as a Corp. He was promoted to Sgt. in March, 1862 and later as 2nd Lieut. in Feb. 1863. Lyon was killed in action on May 10, 1864 at the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse where the unit was heavily engaged with over 70 casualties that day alone. This is a fine example of an “as found” Moore 7-shooter with inscription to NY officer killed in action. CONDITION: Bbl is mostly plum overall with strong traces of bright blue finish in protected areas. Cyl has similar matching color to bbl, again with blue in protected areas. Cyl has rolled “PATENTED APRIL 3. 1855 & SEPT. 18 1860”. Brass frame, trigger guard and backstrap retain most of their orig silver plate though patinaed black/gray overall. Most of silver is worn on backstrap at inscription as can be seen in photos. Stocks retain about 80% of their orig varnish finish though surface is crazed and cracked. Action and mechanics are fine and bore is mostly bright and shiny. 4-46678 JS171 (3,500-4,500)

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2126
Revised: 9/29/2012

Please Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

Additional Information: Consignor notes LT. D.C. Dewey of 67 Ohio was promoted to Captain 10-5-1862 and resigned 6-24-1863.

MOORES PATENT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER PRESENTED TO CAPT. D C. DEWEY, 67TH OHIO. SN 1963. (Assembly number “19” on frame cylinder and bbl.) Cal. 32 RF. 7-shot. 5″ Bbl. Standard markings and finish including silver-plated brass receiver with scroll engraving. Bottom of rear grip strap is engraved “J. G. B. to” and rear of grip strap “Capt. D. C. Dewey. 67th Ohio” (enlisted as 1st Lt. in 1861. The 67th Ohio was in a number of skirmishes throughout the war, and was present at Appomattox Courthouse.) CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cylinder retain a gray brown patina overall. Frame retains a considerable amount of its orig silver. Grips retain approx 30% orig French polish. Bore is fine. Action is good. 4-46677 MGM283 (3,500-4,500)

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2127
Revised: 9/29/2012

Please Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

Additional Information: Consignor notes J.G. Farnsworth enlisted as Captain U.S. Volunteer Quartermaster Dept. 4-14-1862. Promoted to Brevet-Major, Lt. Colonel, and finally to Colonel 3-13-1865.

MOORES PATENT SINGLE ACTION BELT REVOLVER, PRESENTED TO J. G. FARNSWORTH. SN 948. Cal. 32RF. 7-shot. 6″ Bbl has silver plated scroll engraved frame with French polished walnut grips. Backstrap is engraved “J. G. Farnsworth. From S. B. Towner. April 24, 1862”. (Most likely two partners in Albany, NY lumber trade formed in 1851 as J. O. Towner and Co.) CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its orig bright blue, silvered on sharp edges, flaking and turning brown on either side in front of cylinder, which is mostly a gray brown patina. Frame retains 70 – 80% orig silver plate, brassing on edges and high points behind cylinder, and considerably on rear grip strap. Bore is fine. Action is fine. Grips retain 70 – 80% of their orig French polish. 4-46693 MGM284 (3,500-4,500)

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2128
Revised: 9/29/2012

lease Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

Additional Information: Consignor notes James Maloy enlisted as 2nd Lt. in the 140th NY Volunteers 4 – 1863; promoted to 1st Lt. 1 – 1864, Capt. 1 – 1865. Maloy fought & Gettysburg and saw action at Little Round Tops where Col. Patrick O’Rourke was killed.

MOORES PATENT SINGLE ACTION BELT REVOLVER, PRESENTATION TO JAMES MALOY. SN 2659. Cal. 32 RF. 7-shot. 6″ Octagonal bbl is marked with “D. Moore Patent. Sept. 18, 1860”. Bbl and cylinder tilt to right for loading. Silver-plated brass frame is scroll engraved in New York style with French polished walnut grips. SN is on bottom of bbl boss. Assembly no. 77 is on frame, cylinder, and bbl. Rear strap is engraved “Jas. Maloy From His Friends”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cylinder are gray brown patina overall. Frame retains a considerable amount of orig silver. Grips retain most of their orig French polish. Revolver functions well. 4-46682 MGM282 (3,500-4,500)

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2129
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes W.F. Rassmussen enlisted as 1st Lt. 11-14-1862 in 110th NY Volunteers and promoted to Adjudant 5-18-1863 and Captain 9-11-1864.

L. V. POND RIMFIRE SINGLE ACTION BELT REVOLVER INSCRIBED LT. W. F. RASSMUSSEN. SN 581. Cal. 32 RF. 5″ Octagon bbl with standard markings on top and left side, screw driver in butt. Iron frame has scarce long spring lever release to tip-up on left side, and rosewood grips. Backstrap is engraved “Lt. W. F. Rassmussen” (probably 110th Regiment NY State Volunteers). CONDITION: Good. Metal parts are gray brown patina overall. Grips retain a considerable amount of their orig French polish finish. Bore is fine. Action is a bit soft. 4-46679 MGM286 (2,500-3,500)

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2131
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (10,000-15,000).

RARE 1ST MODEL 2ND VARIATION SAVAGE NORTH FIGURE-8 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 45. Cal. 36. Very early production model with 7-1/8″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line address. Frame is rounded, made of brass with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver. The unusual Figure-8 shaped trigger system functions by pulling the ring at the bottom which cocks the hammer & rotates the cyl while the conventional looking trigger at the top then fires the chamber aligned with the bbl, through a hole in the top strap. It has a 6-shot unfluted cyl with recessed nipples set at a severe angle. Mouths of the chambers are chamfered so that when the cyl is in battery it is cammed forward so that the chamfered mouth of the chamber fits over the beveled end of the bbl forming a gas seal. Pulling the ring trigger retracts the cyl again for rotation. It has an early 3-pc rammer system. The SN appears to be 45, however, the 4 is obliterated in all cases the 5 is distinct. It was noted on various pieces & parts including the frame, bbl, hammer, cyl, rammer, ring trigger & shield. The rear face of cyl also has an assembly number “3” which number also appears on the rotating ring, rammer handle, cyl pin, bottom of bbl and correspondingly on the bottom flat of the frame extension. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 250 of this model revolver produced, probably in 1856, of which 100 were on military contract and martially marked. This revolver was made for the civilian market. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains with the bbl & steel parts a mottled silver/brown patina with scattered fine surface rust and pin prick pitting; frame retains a medium to dark mustard patina. Left grip has a chipped & cracked toe with both grips showing heavy wear and retain a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-46685 JR171 (10,000-15,000)

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2146
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes this ultra rare specimen is most certainly a pre-production pattern or inventor’s model. It has unique hand engraved patent markings at the back of the receiver – production units were stamped. It is also devoid of inspector’s cartouches or U.S. surcharge which would be present on a production unit.

CIVIL WAR ERA PALMER BOLT ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 50. 20″ bbl. This is a nice example of the first bolt action metallic cartridge arm accepted by the U.S Government. Only about 1,000 of these guns were made by Lamson & Company in Windsor, Vermont and delivered in June 1865. These were not issued to troops due to cessation of hostilities two months earlier. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of other specimens and markings “US/EG Lamson & Co/Windsor VT” and “1865” on lock and on back of breech “WM Palmer/Patent/DEC.22.1863”. Gun is mounted with 1-pc uncheckered walnut stock with single bbl band and a 1″ carbine bar opposite lock. Gun appears original and complete overall. CONDITION: This gun is very good overall. Bbl overall is brown with rust and pitting. Rifling in bore is crisp and well defined. Balance of metal is gray with scattered staining and small areas of pitting, lock retains strong traces of blue case color. Stock is sound and solid with good edges with scattered small nicks, dings and dents. There is no US surcharge on buttplate or any inspector cartouches or any inspector marks discerned. 4-46667 JS125 (3,000-6,000)

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2170
Revised: 9/17/2012

Special Note: We submitted the hide for examination to one of North America’s foremost Indian authorities. It was his opinion that the decoration was done around 1890-1910. The consignor had previously submitted it to a gentleman by the name of Mark Miller, an Indian conservator from Montana. Mr. Miller’s opinion was that the hide was done in the early 1880’s. While there is a small difference in terms of age, both individuals affirm as we have indicated in the catalog that this is a genuine antique.

RARE PLAINS INDIAN PAINTED BUFFALO HIDE. This small buffalo robe probably dates to the period of 1890-1910. It is about 61″ long x about 55″ at the widest point, scraped clean of hair and brain tanned with twelve vignettes with fourteen horses and Indian riders in various headdresses carrying different styles of shield, lances and bows & arrows attacking other Indians. Hide was stiff and has some scattered splits, appears to have been treated to make the hide more pliable. CONDITION: Good, as noted. Hide is dark on the outside with the inside painted area mottled dark & light with all images completely visible showing lightly to moderately faded colors. 4-46179 (10,000-15,000)

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2216
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: 10 is not the serial number, it is the assembly number.

VERY RARE, FIRST DAY OF PRODUCTION SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 10. Cal. 32 RF. Blue finish with 6″ ribbed keyhole shaped bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line address. It has usual 6-shot cyl with patent dates around the circumference and a 3-pin top strap. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips matching numbered to this revolver. Left heel of grip strap, under the grip, is stamped with the assembly number “FF10” which number is also found on rear face of bbl lug and front face of cyl. This revolver was produced in large quantities, totaling over 77,000 in the period 1861-1874. It was Smith & Wesson’s first revolver larger than 22 rimfire and was extremely popular throughout the entire Civil War and later on the American frontier during the great Westward Expansion and remained in service well into the 1870s until supplanted by the advent of centerfire cartridges. Given that this revolver was produced early in 1861 it is almost a certainty that it would have seen service during the Civil War and probably for the next 15-20 years afterward. Such early revolvers are very rarely encountered and are almost never found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including cyl & grip. Bbl retains blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plummy blue patina; frame retains about 65% thin orig blue with gray front & backstraps; cyl is a smooth blue/gray patina. Left grip has a sliver missing from the heel, otherwise grips are sound showing heavy wear with nicks & dings and retain a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-46402 JR122 (2,000-3,000)

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2231
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (10,000-15,000).

RARE 2ND TYPE COCHRAN PATENT REVOLVING TURRET RIFLE. Cal. appears to be about 46. Rifle appears to be also a transition between the 1st and 2nd types with 26-1/4″ oct bbl, tiny German silver blade front sight and fixed rear sight with a full-length iron rib on the bottom and two iron guides containing its orig ramrod. Top strap is hinged with the rear latch is “U” shaped to allow a sight picture. Top strap is 1-1/8″ at front end and 1″ at back end with a 1-7/8″ rnd section in center. Front of top strap is marked “COCHRANS PATENT” and the rear of top strap is marked “C.B. ALLEN / SPRINGFIELD / MASS.”. There is a tiny eagle above Allen’s mark. The turret spindle fits into a recess in the top strap. Toe strap has the turret lock which is spring loaded to secure the turret in position by means of a small tab that fits in dimples on the 9-shot turret. It has its orig German silver nipple shield and a German silver shield at the back of the turret opening. It is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut buttstock with empty rectangular German silver thumbplate and smooth German silver buttplate with a long tang. The long, curved, bottom mounted hammer acts as trigger guard. Hammer has a short curved spur toward the front and rifle is missing its finger rest. John W. Cochran patented the turret rifle in the late 1830s and, according to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms produced slightly over 200 rifles and carbines in 4 different types. CONDITION: Fine. Metal overall retains a dark brown attic patina, slightly thinned on top strap. Ramrod is fine. Stock is sound with nicks and scratches and retains about all of its bright, orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong, very dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-46671 JR293 (10,000-15,000)

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2254
Revised: 10/18/2012

Additional Information: Gun is restocked and pinned to barrel by screws.

UNMARKED FULL STOCK FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY. This rifle has a 44 inch full octagon unsigned .41 caliber rifled barrel. The Curly Maple stock has a hint of low relief carving at the base ramrod ferrule. The rifle features seventeen silver inlays and a silver half-moon cheek piece inlay. The four piece brass patch box is nicely engraved. The rifle has double set triggers and the flint lock is signed “J. Golcher. The name “W. Garcelon” is faintly stamped three times on the top barrel flat, probably the name of a previous owner. This rifle may be an early example of the Jamestown North Carolina School. CONDITION: With the exception of the owners name on the top barrel flat, this is a very nice, solid, clean and original rifle showing no signs of repair or restoration under black light inspection. 4-46312 RGG13 (4,000-5,500)

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2264
Revised: 10/2/2012

Additional Information: The end of the barrel may be cut

SECONDARY SINGLE SHOT MARTIAL TYPE PISTOL BY C. ROBBINS. Cal. .52 caliber round smoothbore iron barrel 8 7/8 inches long and unmarked at breech. The English imported Lock is 3 ½ inches long and marked “C. ROBBINS” under the waterproof pan. The lock plate and cock are engraved and has a rollerized frizzen and is completely original. The iron furniture consists of a screw in place of a butt cap, trigger guard, friction held barrel band and a New England tear drop shaped side plate that retains the lock by a single screw. The wooden ramrod is old with a nice patina and has been in this pistol a long time. The stock appears to be Cherry and follows the martial lines of the period except for having a sharp turn of the butt. For a similar pistol, see Historic Pistols by Smith & Bitter on pages 314-315 where the maker, Charles Robbins is listed at Tioga, New York and Robbins is believed to have made a number of these pistols patterned largely after the J.J. Henry Boulton Model 1826 pistols. CONDITION: The metal work originally bright is excellent and now covered with a rich age patina. The stock likewise has never been cleaned and there is a 5/8 inch long stress crack at front of lock that does not weaken or detract from the overall condition. 4-46690 PAS13 (2,500-3,000)

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2298
Revised: 9/27/2012

Additional Information: One knowledgeable collector has stated that he thought the bbl was made during the period of the gun, but may be a replacement bbl. We are not convinced but we share this opinion with you and sell it with this disclosure.

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AUSTRIAN WHEELOCK ATTRIBUTED TO “THE MASTER OF THE ANIMAL HEAD SCROLLS”. SN NSN. Cal. .40. This fine wheelock gun is unusual in that it is not highly embellished on metal parts, as are most known examples with stocks by this carver. It is also unusual in that the bbl is of bronze. Bbl is 30-1/2″ long with octagonal breech section transitioning into round with single wedding band. Breech end of bbl and ring around muzzle, are deeply relief engraved with floral bands with extra band of foliated fleur-di-lis at breech. Fine lock with internal wheel has plain plate stamped at central bottom with rampant griffin under “C. S” (armorers mark). Wheel cover is finely engraved with winged cherub’s heads within band of flowers and foliage. Dog is beautifully filed, pierced, and engraved with stylized conjoined sea monster and cherub on top jaw, which has sinuous tail and disk shaped end. Arm has piercings and engraved dog’s head. Finely filed dog spring has beaker and clover finial. Classically Vienna styled full length fruitwood stock with sliding patchbox cover (with inlaid bone scroll), has large pierced iron trigger guard and brass buttplate. Stock has nearly full coverage of very finely carved detailed flowing foliate relief scroll, originating from various bird and monster heads, as background for larger carved panels portraying a mixture of themes. Winged cherub’s heads are on left forestock, and at rear panel which also has carved two-headed imperial eagle. Large left panel extending to cheek rest is carved with running stag being pursued by hunter with wheelock rifle. Behind this scene are a couple, with man playing lute, with servant (?) pouring a drink in background. Bottom of stock is carved in fish-scale pattern, behind another small panel with a relief carved flower. This fine carving is in the style of, and nearly identical to, known pieces by “the Master of the Animal Head Scrolls”, believed to have been working in Vienna in the mid 17th century. His works are exhibited in many important museums including the Metropolitan Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is a mellow gold patina. Lock is a pleasing pewter gray with silver highlights. Stock with repairs around lock and at muzzle, is very fine with dark background and hand rubbed highlights to what is probably an oil maintained orig finish. Bbl inletting is not tight. Patchbox cover and ivory tipped hickory ramrod are well done, nicely matching, replacements, as are lock screws. 4-46784 MGM271 (20,000-30,000)

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2306
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: There are a few tight hairline cracks in the stocks.

VERY FINE PAIR SILVER MOUNTED F. J. BOSLER DARMSTADT FLINTLOCK PISTOLS WITH FINE ITALIAN BARRELS. SN NSN. Cal. 510. 11-1/2″ Iron bbls with fluted octagonal breech sections are engraved “Lazarino Cominazzo” (Devices either side of mark most closely resemble those of Angelo Cominazzo ca. 1660 – 1702 as shown in Heer’s DER NEUE STOCKEL. Highly regarded bbl makers of Brescia), transition to 16-sided and then to round with twin wedding bands. Silver front sight beads have foliate finials. Silver clad breech plug tangs are engraved with mustachioed masks. Locks with inset fire blued faceted pans, unbridled friction frizzens and file decorated springs have beveled lockplates with long rebated tails. Flat bodied serpentine cocks are also nicely chamfered. There is floral engraving on tails with foliate scroll on flats of cocks and faces of frizzens. Lockplates ahead of cock are engraved “F. J. Bosler a Darmstadt” (Friedrich Jacob, working 1740 through 1793). Burl figured European walnut stocks extend to muzzles with rounded silver caps. Heavy silver furniture consists of faceted trigger guards with acanthus finials, sideplates shaped to mimic lockplates, heavy cast bulbous strapped butt caps, octagonal beaded end thimbles with ramrod pipes holding silver capped ebony ramrods, and crowned crest plates flanked with flags at tops of grips. There is stand-of-arms engraving on sideplates, a flower on grip caps, and scroll device on trigger guard bows. Stocks are relief carved with scrolling acanthus with raised moldings around furniture. A large flourish with grotesque face (greenman) is behind bbl tangs. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. Page from Keith Neal auction catalog picturing guns with owners notes, and letter from Warren T. Lewis discussing sale of pistols to Dr. Pickup, with 11 photographs. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, possibly unfired, with frizzens showing very few strikes, pans still bright polished, earlier bbls (ca 1640) with some minor pits in bores. Locks retain nearly all their orig bright polish, fire blue remaining on screws, top jaw, and springs, as well as trigger and trigger plate. Silver has minor marks and light tarnish. Stocks have orig finish and are sound. An exceptional pair of pistols from the Keith Neal collection, they were item no. 255 at his auction. 4-46477 MGM256 (10,000-15,000)

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2315
Revised: 9/27/2012

Additional Information: Left side of stock has crack extending from gold band on bbl, under screw and down the side.

DURS EGG FLINTLOCK OFFICERS PISTOL. SN 123. (ca 1800) Cal. 65. 7″ Ovate twist bbl is inlaid with gold “D. EGG LONDON” on top flat with inset front bead and dovetailed through V-notch rear. SN and London gunmakers proofs are on bottom of bbl. SN also appears on breech plug, interior of lock, bbl channel, and ramrod. There is a gold band at breech end of bbl, and touch hole is gold lined. Breech iron is engraved with stand-of-arms and floral motif. High quality lock, with semi-waterproof pan, is fitted with bridled roller frizzen with roller on spring. Chamfered lockplate has rebated tail and is mounted with chamfered serpentine cock. Cock and lock are engraved with same motifs as breech iron. “D. Egg” is in front of cock. Lock is fitted with back sliding safety that engages cock at half cock, and also locks frizzen in down position. Stock furniture including trigger guard with stylized pineapple finial, and square backed bow, grip cap, and ramrod pipes are of blued steel, and engraved to match remainder of gun. Dense, nicely figured, European walnut stock extends to horn capped muzzle, attaches to bbl with single side nail, and has coarse wrap-around checkering at grip with broad mullered borders. Greenheart ramrod has horn tip. CONDITION: Very fine as partially refinished. Bbl retains nearly all of a correctly colored, and probably “period of use” re-brown, with excellent definition to pattern. Lock shows light cleaning to pewter gray over some minor freckling. Furniture re-blued over minor pinprick pitting. Stock lightly refinished, leaving edges sharp. Bore is fine, shiny with some pitting. Lock is crisp. A fine pistol, by one of the top London makers, of his day. 4-45139 MGM259 (1,500-2,500)

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2322
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: This rare .50 caliber variation of the Tranter Double Action Revolver was made in the 1870s.

VERY RARE TRANTOR LARGE FRAME DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER 50 CAL OR 38 BORE. SN 39343T. 50 Cal. Blued large solid frame revolver has 7″ octagonal bbl, with two trigger mechanism. Large spur below trigger guard rotates cylinder and cocks hammer. Small trigger within bow drops hammer. Large bright steel bullet rammer is affixed to left side with handle laying along bbl. Cylinder is color case hardened. Trigger and hammer are bright polished. Side of ramming lever, left side frame, and left side trigger are stamped with “W. Trantor’s Patent”. SN is on bottom right frame. One piece checkered walnut grip has engraved steel dome-shaped cap. Grip cap and frame are engraved with open foliate scroll. This rare Trantor according to the book “William Trantor Birmingham” by Wolfgang Berk, is one of only eighteen known in the 50 caliber. This gun is noted on pg. 57 of the same book. A very rare and very desirable large frame Trantor. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and frame retain 80 – 90% orig bright blue, silvered on sharp edges, with some moderate flaking, mostly on trigger guard and grip straps. Cylinder retains most of its case hardening color, and shows some cleaning. Grips are excellent, lightly worn. A super Civil War era revolver. 4-46478 MGM252 (10,000-12,000)

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2327
Revised: 9/27/2012

Additional Information: Finish may be a period of use, London quality, reblacked finish.

WEBLEY GREEN TARGET MODEL 1896 REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 21267. Cal. 450/ 455. Unusual 7-1/2″ Bbl. Squared butt with lanyard ring. Improved sights. Blued finish. Standard markings. Checkered walnut grips. Nickel-plated front sight protector. In quartered oak case with pivoting hook closure, circular medallion on lid, is lined in blue baize and has oak topped partitions and contains cartridge block with 6 expended cases, ebony handled turnscrew, cleaning rod, and crystal oil bottle, and with horn knobbed covered compartment containing the key. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. Envelope marked “Webley Revolver license number 595309 in favor of R. S. Berry, being property of Transvaal Horse Artillery”. Enclosed is 1954 South African pistol license. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining approx 90% orig lustrous blue overall, nicely silvered on sharp edges, with some minor flaking. Major loss is at rear grip strap with some at front strap in front of trigger guard bow. Hammer and ejector mechanism retain nearly all of their orig bright polish. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is crisp. Grips are lightly worn. Sight protector is excellent. Case is excellent, retaining nearly all its orig exterior varnish with some minor stains. Interior cloth is very fine with some marks and slight soiling. Accessories are good, oil bottle dark with congealed oil. 4-46485 MGM245 (7,000-9,000)

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2357
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: There is a tight hairline crack at the wrist on the right side.

*EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND RARE WOODWARD BEST SIDELOCK OVER-UNDER PIGEON GUN. SN 6798. (1927) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Demi-bloc bbls mounted with matted, flat, ventilated rib fitted with two red target beads, are engraved “James Woodward & Sons. 64. St. James’s Street. London. England.” on left side of top bbl. Right side of top bbl and bottom bbl flat are stamped with SN and London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers and the 1 1/4oz load. Bottom bbl is fitted with an extra loop, uncut for latch, to aid in recoil absorption. Robust, case hardened, deeply filed detonating, low profile action features automatic “T-safety” (SAFE inlaid in gold), double triggers, and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lockplates are engraved in superb Woodward style with very finely cut small scrollwork with rose bouquet highlights. “J. Woodward & Sons” is roll scroll flanked at front of each lockplate. “Woodward’s” “Patent” “Under & Over” is on bottom. Scroll engraved trigger guard extends to grip cap with SN at grip. Robust, nicely marbled, and lightly figured Circassian walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over leather-faced rounded Silver type pad, and features hard rubber grip cap, drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a gold oval on bottom engraved “P”. Matching, one piece, 11″ long, semi-beavertail, ejector forend has finger grooves carved into sides to match the shooter’s hand with cutout areas stippled. (This feature is specified in factory records.) Bore diameter: top -.730, bottom -.730. Bore restrictions: top -.033, bottom -.023. Wall thickness: top -.023, bottom -.024. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Included with gun are Abercrombie & Fitch hang tag and white bag containing A & F marked envelope with case keys, and wax paper wrapped pair of strikers, automatic safety slide and spring, and action rod. Woodward’s are well known for best quality guns and produced the O/U from 1913-1948, when Charles Woodward retired and sold the firm to Tom Purdey. From this point onwards, the Woodward gun replaced the old Edwinson Green based Purdey O/U and has been the gun offered by the firm from 1950 to the present. If you can’t beat ’em… buy ’em! PROVENANCE: Factory records indicate that the gun was made in 1927 for Mr. Wade Harley. Wade was a prominent real estate developer who made a “fortune” in Florida’s real estate boom of the late 1920’s. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain essentially all of what appears to be orig blue, but is possibly an old London quality re-black. Action retains 50 – 60% orig case hardening color, fading on bottom, and silvered on beads and bolsters. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig vivid color. Top lever and trigger guard retain 85 – 90% of their orig charcoal blue. Thumbpiece is slightly silvered, blue on trigger guard is thinning on grip. Buttstock retains nearly all of a glossy oil finish, most likely redone. Edges are slightly rounded, some finish in checkering, wood well above metal. There is an incipient 3/8″ crack behind left lockplate, and a minor stress crack behind right. These hairlines are typical and should pose no repair problems. Forend finish appears to be original, with slight wear to checkering. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout, with no visible imperfections. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bottom ejector will not trip (broken spring). Tag is good. Safety parts are fine.Some minor repairs will make this rare Pigeon gun the “Lord of the Ring”. 4-46136 MGM156 (30,000-45,000)

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2362
Revised: 9/24/2012

Correction: Lot 2362, 2365 and 2368 were owned by Winston Franklin Churchill Guest, not lots 1333, 1334 and 1335 as stated in the catalog.

*WINSTON GUEST’S VERY FINE 20 GAUGE PURDEY BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND MAKER’S CASE. SN 25790. This lot was owned by the internationally known sportsman and Ernest Hemingway confidant, Winston Franklin Churchill Guest. Winston Guest and his celebrity wife “CZ” Cochrane Guest were married at Hemingway’s house “Finca Vigia” in Havana in 1947 with Hemingway as best man. Guest and the American government outfitted Hemingway’s sportfisher “Pilar” during the much chronicled hunt for German U-boats in the Gulf Stream during WWII and was one of the crew. The Hemingway double rifle aboard “Pilar” which Julia’s sold in the March 2011 auction for $339,250 was a gift from “Wolfie” as Hemingway called him. The two hunted extensively together in the Americas and made several trips to Africa. English born Guest was a ten goal polo player who led Yale’s polo team to the intercollegiate championship. He became an American citizen at age 21 in order to play on the USA international polo team. He won the International Polo Cup for America against England in 1930. 1936, and 1939, versus Argentina in 1928 and 1932, and against Mexico in 1941. His grandmother was Lady Cornelia Spencer – Churchill, daughter of John Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. He was Godson, second cousin and namesake of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Cal.20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Factory records indicate completed in 1941 for Mr. Robert Winthrop with 27″ and 28″ Chopper lump bbls engraved with Purdey Audley House address on narrow game ribs. 28″ Bbls also have Whitworth steel information. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. In 1954 Purdeys lengthened the chambers of the 27″ bbls and made chokes good cylinder left good 1/4 and re-proofed them. They also added a new set of bbls (length not specified) with 2-3/4 chambers choked right 1/4 left 3/4 choke. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Choke”, SNs, and bbl makers initials “G.W” (George Wood). Tube nos. 63841 and 63842 are on loop of 27″ bbls, and 65987 and 65988 are on 28″ bbls. Scaled down Beesley self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll with “J. Purdey & Sons” on lockplates, and bottom of action, which is also engraved “London England”. Lightly streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 16-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features Purdey style drop points and point pattern checkering. Gold oval is on toe line, engraved with initials “A.G” (Alexander Guest, son of Winston and “CZ” Guest, born 1954). Splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with actioners initial “H” (Fred Hughes). 27″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.616. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.002. Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.037. Weight: 6 lbs. 7.5 oz. 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.025, right -.012. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.5 oz. LOP 16-1/2″. Brown oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion on lid is lined in purple cloth with gold embossed black leather Purdey label, and space for both bbl sets. Accessories include pair of A & F marked snap caps, square oil bottle, and bone striker case. PROVENANCE: One of three Purdey guns obtained by the consignor directly from the family of Winston Guest. CONDITION: Very fine. 27″ Bbls retain what appears to be their orig blue, but are most probably re-blued at time of re-proof. 28″ Bbls retain most of their orig blue. Bbls are silvering at muzzles and thinning at points of normal wear a very few minor nicks from usage. Action retains 20 – 30% orig case color. Lockplates retain most of their color, it being quite strong on left lockplate. Trigger guard and top lever retain most of their orig blue. Trigger guard is silvered considerably at grip, and top lever at thumbpiece. Replacement buttstock retains nearly all of its orig rubbed oil finish with numerous marks and slight compressions. Checkering shows slight wear. Orig forend wood has a number of deep marks, checkering slightly worn and dirty. Bores are excellent, nearly perfect. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop is excellent. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is mostly light colored showing some scuffs and scratches. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine, rubbed from contact with gun and bbls. Partitions are tight with rear of action/ stock compartment moved to accommodate longer stock. Accessories are fine. 4-40347 MGM32 (42,500-52,500)

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2365
Revised: 11/1/2012

Correction: Lot 2362, 2365 and 2368 were owned by Winston Franklin Churchill Guest, not lots 1333, 1334 and 1335 as stated in the catalog.

*WINSTON GUEST’S FINE AND RARE PURDEY BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR HEAVY GAME GUN WITH “JOE KNAPP CLUB” STOCK MEDALLION. SN 20730. This lot was owned by the internationally known sportsman and Ernest Hemingway confidant, Winston Franklin Churchill Guest. Winston Guest and his celebrity wife “CZ” Cochrane Guest were married at Hemingway’s house “Finca Vigia” in Havana in 1947 with Hemingway as best man. Guest and the American government outfitted Hemingway’s sportfisher “Pilar” during the much chronicled hunt for German U-boats in the Gulf Stream during WWII and was one of the crew. The Hemingway double rifle aboard “Pilar” which Julia’s sold in the March 2011 auction for $339,250 was a gift from “Wolfie” as Hemingway called him. The two hunted extensively together in the Americas and made several trips to Africa. English born Guest was a ten goal polo player who led Yale’s polo team to the intercollegiate championship. He became an American citizen at age 21 in order to play on the USA international polo team. He won the International Polo Cup for America against England in 1930. 1936, and 1939, versus Argentina in 1928 and 1932, and against Mexico in 1941. His grandmother was Lady Cornelia Spencer – Churchill, daughter of John Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. He was Godson, second cousin and namesake of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. Purdey records indicate completed for Mr. R. Sinclair in September 1913. 31″ Chopper lump bbls have raised concave rib, engraved with Purdey’s Audley House address, and Whitworth’s steel designation. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/2 oz of shot, and long chamber designation. Bottom of bbls are stamped with “Choke” and SN. Bottom of left bbl is stamped with initials “W.H” (long time Purdey bbl maker William Hill). Tube nos. 46653 and 46654 are on loop. Robust Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, Purdey third fastener, side clips, and raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and sideplates are engraved with nicely cut and shaded Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and on bottom of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang. Dark streaked and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-5/16″ over thin black “Kick-eez” pad. Stock features drop points and point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Toe line has gold relief cast oval bust inscribed “Member Joe Knapp Club”. Splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is marked with actioner’s initials “J.T” (Joseph Thompson). Iron is also engraved with numeral “3”, which is also inlaid in gold on forend tip and top lever. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.037. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 15-5/16″. Joesph P. Knapp, a wealthy NY print magnate and publisher, was an avid sportsman and founded the “More Game Birds in America” conservation movement which later became “Ducks Unlimited”. The 2500 acre Joe Knapp Club located in Mackey Island, NC was the subject of an article in “Shooting Sportsman” by Jim Fender (March/ April 2005) describing 2 other guns with this distinctive medallion. Winston Guest would have certainly moved in the same sporting and social circles with Knapp and especially with his adventurous son J.F. “Dodi” Knapp in the 1930s and’40s. An infamous 1935 dockside bout of fisticuffs between Dodi Knapp and Hemingway in Bimini over a “Big Fish” serves to substantiate this connection. PROVENANCE: One of three Purdey guns obtained by the consignor directly from the family of Winston Guest. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality re-black, with a few marks, light scratches, and some freckling. Engraving is very slightly washed. Action is silver gray with some scattered fairly deep pitting on fences. Lockplates are all mostly silver gray over traces of case color. Stocks show nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, edges slightly rounded, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent, with just a hint of frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Drop shows wear, with forend iron marking action. Ejectors are in time. Very few big guns of this type were ever made by Purdey’s and this is the only known “Joe Knapp Club” Purdey in existence. 4-40348 MGM31 (20,000-25,000)

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2368
Revised: 9/24/2012

Correction: Lot 2362, 2365 and 2368 were owned by Winston Franklin Churchill Guest, not lots 1333, 1334 and 1335 as stated in the catalog.

*RAYMOND GUEST’S VERY FINE PURDEY BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN. SN 24191. Lots 1333, 1334 & 1335 were owned by the internationally known sportsman and Ernest Hemingway confidant, Winston Franklin Churchill Guest. Winston Guest and his celebrity wife “CZ” Cochrane Guest were married at Hemingway’s house “Finca Vigia” in Havana in 1947 with Hemingway as best man. Guest and the American government outfitted Hemingway’s sportfisher “Pilar” during the much chronicled hunt for German U-boats in the Gulf Stream during WWII and was one of the crew. The Hemingway double rifle aboard “Pilar” which Julia’s sold in the March 2011 auction for $339,250 was a gift from “Wolfie” as Hemingway called him. The two hunted extensively together in the Americas and made several trips to Africa. English born Guest was a ten goal polo player who led Yale’s polo team to the intercollegiate championship. He became an American citizen at age 21 in order to play on the USA international polo team. He won the International Polo Cup for America against England in 1930. 1936, and 1939, versus Argentina in 1928 and 1932, and against Mexico in 1941. His grandmother was Lady Cornelia Spencer – Churchill, daughter of John Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough. He was Godson, second cousin and namesake of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Factory records indicate completed in August 1931 for Raymond Guest, US Ambassador to Ireland and Winston Guest’s brother. Nicely struck 30″ chopper lump bbls with concave matted high rib, are engraved with Purdey Audley House address, and Whitworth Steel information on tops. Rear of rib, top lever, and forend iron are engraved with “3”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “Choke”, SNs, and bbl makers initials “J.W” (Joe Watts). Tube nos. 60200 and 60201 are on loop. Splinter is engraved “Made in England”. Heavy Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, Purdey third fastener, side clips, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and articulated front trigger. Action is engraved with Purdey house style rose bouquet and scroll with “J. Purdey & Sons” engraved on lockplates and bottom of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip, and is fitted with leather recoil shield at rear of bow. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Stock features drop points, 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release, Actioners initials “H-L” (Harry Lawrence) are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.024 with .002 recess, right -.017. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.5 oz. LOP 15-3/8″. Brown leather “Universal” case is lined in red cloth with reproduction Purdey label. PROVENANCE: One of three Purdey guns obtained by the consignor directly from the family of Winston Guest. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-black. Action and lockplates are mostly pewter gray with traces of case color in protected areas. Trigger guard and top lever retain most of an old charcoal blue with engraving slightly washed. Screws show some use, and have been fire blued. Buttstock is a replacement, by Purdey in 1967, and retains nearly all of its rubbed oil finish. Orig forend wood matches this finish with some oil in borders of checkering. Bores are very fine, with some very light pitting evident at breech ends of bbls, and slightly frosted toward muzzles. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case is excellent. A good solid well balanced gun, built during what some acknowledge as the best period of English gun making, and actioned by Harry Lawrence himself! 4-40349 MGM30 (18,000-23,000)

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2391
Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: Trigger function issues associated with the 20 gauge gun has been rectified by a gunsmith who specializes in English guns. The trigger functions properly.

*TWO GAUGE SET OF WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUNS WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 19224/ 19225/ 19226/ 19227. Cal. 12 ga/ 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This very fine pair of “Best Quality” guns was made at the time when noted gunmakers A. A Brown & Son were working in Bournbrook, adjoining a part of the Westley Richards factory, and were building all of Westley Richards best sidelock guns. Each gun has two sets of dovetailed bbls, 30″ and 26″ 12 ga. and 28″ and 26″ for the 20 ga., all having Churchill type matted ribs, and all marked “Westley Richards & Co.” “Birmingham England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1964 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs. It was Westley Richards policy to assign a new SN for each set of bbls, so 30″ and 28″ bbls bear SN matching action on each bbl. 26″ set of bbls bears the subsequent number on left bbl, with actual gun SN on right. Case hardened H & H type sidelock actions of which Brown Brothers has always been associated with (ABAS logos are stamped inside of rear lump wells of each action), are stocked to the fences, and feature non-automatic safeties, H & H type detachable locks, gold-plated internals, side clips, hidden Purdey type third fasteners, and selective gold-plated single triggers. (Pushing trigger blade forward alters the order in which locks are tripped. Right and left order is the usual setting. After selecting left/ right and firing, opening lever resets trigger to fire right/ left again.) Actions are engraved with exceptionally well cut medium to large open shaded scroll. “Westley Richards” is engraved on serpentine ribands on each lockplate. Bottoms of actions are engraved “Selective Single Trigger”. Small bow trigger guards have SNs at grip of short tangs. Very finely marbled and flame-figured Circassian walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15-1/2″ over tan pigskin leather covered pads, and feature nicely sculpted drop points, standard point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and vacant indented rectangular crest plates on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson push button releases. SNs are engraved on irons. 12 Ga. set: 30″ bbls: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.039. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. 12 ga. set of 26″ bbls: Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.031, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. 20 ga Set of 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.020. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. 20 ga Set of 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left -.615, right -.615. Bore restrictions: left -.015, right -.016. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 15-1/2″. This exceptional set comes in a large leather motor case with stitched leather corners, with two locking latches, and with vacant brass rectangular plate on top. Interior is lined with green baize, with paper Westley Richards Bournbrook label, and lift-out top tray for both sets of 26″ bbls. Included are pairs of 12 ga, and 20 ga. snap caps. Bottom well has spaces for actions and longer sets of bbls. Cleaning rods are under bbls in top tray, with mops and brushes in compartments in well. PROVENANCE: Factory letter with specifications of the guns stating they were completed for A. D. Walker in 1964, along with ledger page. Letter states that the 20 ga. set has 30″ and 26″ bbls, ledger indicates 28″ and 26″. Authentication Certificates for each gun. CONDITION: Excellent, showing limited use, and only minor deterioration of all orig finishes. Bbls have a few minor marks in their very fine lustrous orig black. Actions have slight silvering on beads and fences of their St. Leger quality color. Pin ends and triggers retain essentially all of their gold-plating. Thumbpieces have some slight silvering, and trigger guards are somewhat silvered at grips. Stocks retain nearly all of their very fine hand rubbed oil finish, grain slightly raised, and a few minor marks. Checkering shows some very slight wear, and is dark. All bores are excellent, bright and shiny, with no visible imperfections. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are slightly out of time on 12 ga. 20 ga are perfectly timed. 12 ga trigger works flawlessly. 20 ga trigger binds when set to left/ right, and left bbl won’t fire at second use, unless action is opened twice. Case leather is very fine with a few minor bumps and scuffs. A chevron shaped decal has been removed from top. Handle and straps are good. Interior is very fine with a few minor marks and rubs. Accessories are fine. 4-46654 MGM126 (45,000-55,000)

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2434
Revised: 9/26/2012

Correction: The estimate should be $40,000-$60,000

*FINE PAIR OF BERETTA SO-6 GAME GUNS AND CASE. SN C11985B/ C11986B. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. This fine pair of guns was ordered by Tony Jacklin to commemorate his wins in the US and British open tournaments of 1969 and 1970. The likeness of these trophies is engraved on the bottom of each shotgun; US open trophy on gun number 1 and British Open 1969 on gun no. 2. 28″ Mono-bloc bbls with matted, ventilated ribs, are engraved “P. Beretta – Italy” on left rears. Bottoms of mono-blocs are stamped with grades, Italian proofs, and SNs. The numbers “1” and “2” are gold inlaid on top rears of bbls behind trigger guard bows and on forend latches. Coin finished, low profile, O/U actions feature selective single triggers, automatic safeties, and Beretta’s well known crossbolt locking system. Actions are engraved with very well cut small scroll, and with aforementioned trophies on bottoms. “P. Beretta” is in scrolled riband on each side, as well as on bottom of action above trophies. Lockplates with scroll at tails are engraved with a variety of very well cut Bulino vignettes of dogs and game. Left lock of gun no. “1” has pointer with trio of grouse with background of moorland; a labrador bounds after trio of pheasant, one flushing from hedgerow on right. Gun no. “2” portrays a pair of Brittany spaniels, one pointing a woodcock with the other honoring point on left lock; with pair of setters flushing quail on right. Engravers signatures are on trigger plates. Top levers with pierced thumbpieces have gold inlaid crowns. Double beaded trigger guards have SNs at grips. Nicely matching, finely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstocks measure 14-5/8″ over thin, brown, solid pads, and feature right hand palm swells. Point pattern checkering has line border, and gold ovals engraved “TJ” are on bottom of each grip. Matching single piece forends have Deeley type releases. Gun no. “1”: Bore diameter: top -.723, bottom -.723. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top -.034, bottom -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Gun no. “2”: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: top -.035, bottom -.034. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Makers Nizzoli leather motor case has combination lock, and is lined in dark olive felt with Beretta label in lid. Case contains three spare choke tubes, and wrench for each gun, warranty, and Beretta combination tool. PROVENANCE: Letter dated 11/3/1995 from Tony Jacklin outlining his ordering of this pair of guns. CONDITION: Excellent, showing light use and maintenance. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine professional re-blue. Coin finished actions show some light polishing over some pinprick pitting especially on the bottom of gun no. “1”. Stocks have a few minor marks from light handling and use. Bores are excellent. Actions are tight. Ejectors are in time. Triggers work. Case leather shows numerous marks and scuffs. Handle and straps are good. Interior cloth is fine, label shows some deterioration. 4-46811 MGM277 (40,000-60,000)

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2456
Revised: 10/1/2012

Additional Information: There is a very slight bulge in both shotgun barrels; 2” from muzzle.

*J. P. SAUER MODEL 3000 LUX DRILLING. SN G1062. Cal. 12 x 12 x 30-06. This 1963 production Drilling was the top of the line, featuring highest quality of finish including game scene engraving, French walnut stock, and horn trigger guard. This fine combination gun has 23-3/4″ bbls with pop-up rear sight mounted in flat, matted, full length rib. Bbls are stamped “J. P. Sauer & Sohn Gegr. 1751 in Suhl”, “Made in Western Germany”, “Spezial Laufstahl Bochumer Verein”, and with caliber. Shotgun bbls are marked for 2-3/4″ chambers, as well as full and half choke. Caliber is stamped on rifle bbl. All bbls are stamped “Nitro-Proved”. Sling loop is soldered to rifle bbl. Coin finished blitz action has rifle/ shotgun selector on top tang, Greener type side safety, three pin cocking indicators, and side clips. Front trigger is set. Action is engraved with simple medium scroll, with well cut vignettes of game; stag on left, fox on right side. Bottom of action has Sauer logo. Nicely streaked and figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Sauer logo composition buttplate with white line spacer, and features hogback comb, right hand shadow line cheekpiece, and sling loop on toe line. A fine quality rubber backed leather sling is installed. One piece matching beavertail forend has Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.719, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.035. Drop at heel: Approx 3″, drop at comb: Approx 1-3/4″, Drop at face: Approx 2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Orig price list, showing this model at a price of US$285.00 with an upcharge of US$30.00 for caliber 30-06. (Plain model 3000 was US$240.00.) Orig sighting target. Sauer catalog depicting this drilling, and a special leaflet featuring Sauer guns. CONDITION: Excellent, very near new, showing slight evidence of having been fired (slightest halos and extractor wipe marks on breechface). Only very slight and minor marks on bbls and stocks. Brilliant bores, tight action. 4-46375 MGM34 (4,000-6,000)

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2478
Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: Firearm is modern.

RARE HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT SURRENDERED WALTHER PPK RECEIVED FROM REICH MARSHALL HERMANN GOERING AT THE TIME OF HIS CAPTURE BY JEROME SHAPIRO OF THE 142ND INTELLIGENCE AND RECONNAISSANCE PLATOON. SN 408111k. Cal 32. This cased gold washed engraved 32 cal. Walther PPK together with spare clip and three rounds of ammunition were surrendered by Herman Goering at the time of his capture in early May of 1945, at the conclusion of WWII. Details of the circumstances are enthralling, and are outlined in a declaration made by a Major Ronald W. Lane, Major U.S. Air force retired (a photocopy of which is included in this lot). In the statement Lane indicates that he was a flying officer in the U.S. Air force for 22 years. In 1961 he was stationed at Dover Air force base, and all during that time was an avid collector or Military memorabilia. In 1961 he was stationed at Dover Air Force base in Delaware and it was here that he met 1st Lt. Jerome Shapiro. He indicates that he knew Shapiro had been the officer who captured Goering at the conclusion of WWII and while in Dover struck up a relationship with Shapiro which evolved into a long term relationship. In 1968 as he was preparing to leave and verbally expressed to Lt. Shapiro that should Shapiro ever wish to sell the Goering surrender pistol he would very much like to have it for his collection. It was at that time Shapiro needing money for his daughter who was going to college made a deal and shook hands. Major Lane left a $1000.00 down payment and agreed to future payments over a period of time. Shortly afterwards Lt. Shapiro unfortunately passed away, but his wife fortunately kept the bargain and after final payments were made turned over the pistol (a photocopy of which is included), and a document relating to this pistol provided by Mrs. Shapiro relating to this exact pistol. Major Lane also acquired a number of other things at the same time with the pistol, some of which were Jerome Shapiro’s including his bronze star (not included in this lot) together with some small artifacts, an ivory handled dagger and some other artifacts supposedly acquired from Goering (none of which is included in this lot). The story involving the capture of Goering is unquestionably enthralling. Lane goes on to state that after he acquired the items, he personally visited with 1st Lt. Gordon Sill who was formally of the 636 Tank Destroyer battalion of the 36th Infantry division and also later visited with Sgt. Lester Leggett who served in a platoon of the 636th. Both of these army men were present when Lt. Jerome Shapiro brought in Reich Marshall Hermann Goering. The information that Maj. Lane obtained from Lt. Shapiro and these other two officers in part are the source of information for the following story. He goes on to state that: “early May of 1945, General Robert L. Stack, Asst. Div. Commander of the 36th Infantry Division was contacted by a German officer and was advised the Reich Marshall Hermann Goering wished to surrender. Gen. Stack contacted first Lt. Gordon Sill of the 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion and requested that any available unit or units that could possibly be made available should immediately assist Stack in capturing a “high ranking German officer”. A Platoon Sgt. Lester Lugit of the 636th and 1st Lt. Jerome Shapiro attached to the 142nd Intelligence and Reconnaissance patrol were some of the men provided for this purpose. When Gen. Stack and the rest of the staff arrived at the castle where they assumed the Goering to be, Goering was not present. Units were then sent out in different directions to locate Goering. Lt. Shapiro and the men under his command discovered Goering on a congested road overrun with weaponry and soldiers. Goering and his entire entourage were stuck in traffic and within a mass of people. He was in his bulletproof Mercedes limousine with his wife and daughter. There were approximately 11 other vehicles together with several of Goering’s officers and a large number of suitcases. Lt. Shapiro approached Goering with his Colt .45 drawn which was unnecessary as Goering was anxious to surrender. Shapiro requested Goering’s sidearm. Goering asked to empty the Smith & Weston pistol and keep it with him. The purpose of which was to personally surrender to Gen. Eisenhower. Goering offered not only to unload the Smith & Wesson pistol but to give Lt. Shapiro the gold plated Walther PPK as a symbol of his surrender which Shapiro accepted. He then accompanied Goering back to the castle where Gen. Stack and his staff awaited. Shapiro told me that the first night he was one of the guards to watch Goering. Shapiro spoke four different languages, German being one, and he could easily converse with Goering. Shapiro indicated that he developed a sort of rapport with him and during the Nuremburg Trials; Goering had specifically requested that Lt. Shapiro be one of his guards. That was not totally to Shapiro’s liking because he wanted to return home. The Nuremburg Trials resulted in him staying longer than he had anticipated. During the time, Shapiro guarded Goering on many occasions and either as a personal favor or as a trade, Goering gave Lt. Shapiro various items of his personal possessions; including a typewriter, stickpin, parts of his army uniform, opera glasses, ivory handled dagger/sword, and a wristwatch that was engraved and given to Goering by Adolf Hitler, also a watch fob. These items were all part of Shapiro’s collection when I met him in the early 1960’s.” Maj. Lane goes on to state: “that sometime after the war Gen. Stack forwarded a letter to Lt. Shapiro that had been sent to Stack by the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts were requesting the signature of the man who had captured Goering. In forwarding the Boy Scout letter, Gen. Stack included his own cover letter requesting Lt. Shapiro to respond to the Boys Scouts and to provide a signature since it was Shapiro that had captured Goering and not Stack: who is in some cases is mistakenly given credit.” Lane goes on to state in his declaration that his assignment of finding Goering was a particularly scary one. He and his men in a single jeep had to drive some 80 miles behind enemy lines and despite the fact that this was the ending days of the war, SS troops were everywhere. It was without question an exceedingly dangerous mission. In addition, Shapiro being of Jewish decent behind enemy lines in the country where responsible for one of the greatest holocaust in history added another dimension to concern. At this point in time, Hitler had already committed suicide but before doing so reportedly he had a falling out with Goering who suggested he should be put in charge. Reportedly Hitler was enraged at this and directed the SS to kill Goering. It does explain one very strong reason why Goering would want to surrender immediately, but whether it is true or not the fact that the Russian troops were advancing and soon would have Goering within their possession, he most definitely did not want to befall that fate. He well knew what might become of him and his family. He figured his odds were better with the Americans and thus wanted to surrender. We were told that Eisenhower staunchly refused to receive Goering or accept or Smith & Wesson pistol but we have also been told that Goering’s Smith & Wesson pearl handled revolver eventually did find its way into the West Point Museum. Shapiro received the Bronze star for the courageous actions of going behind enemy lines during this very dangerous period to find Goering. June of 2005, long after Shapiro’s death, the Wiesenthal Center presented a Medal of Valor for individual acts of heroism, one of which they presented posthumously to Lt. Jerome Shapiro. It was received by the last surviving member of his platoon, Alfred Frye. An image of Shapiro guarding Goering and his family is available on the internet, stock footage of U.S. Soldiers guarding Mrs. Emmy Goering and her daughter, Edda. In the video, Lt. Jerome Shapiro 36th Division Guard is seen. This can be accessed at www.criticalpast.com/video/65675046982_Emmy-Goering_daughter-Edda_Lieutenant-Jerome-Shapiro_36th-Division-guards Sometime during the 1960s, one of the television networks featured a program entitled the “20th Century”. In it Walter Cronkite was the spokesperson and one such session was an excerpt of Hermann Goering capture by Lt. Jerome Shapiro. Shapiro understandably was extremely proud of what he accomplished and after the war on numerous occasions he lectured about his involvement in the war and specifically the capture of Goering. On these occasions, he always brought the pistols with him on display and over the years literally thousands of people handled this historic gun. (Please note: In October 2001, we sold this exact pistol together with numerous other artifacts that were consigned by Maj. Lane. The lot was sold as a package and an agent representing the buyer attended the auction and purchased the entire package. Most recently we were contacted by a law firm on the West Coast and asked if we would be interested in selling the pistol again. This lot however does not include the various things described and outlined in our package offered in October of 2001. The only thing offered in this lot is Goering PPK Walther cased pistol with spare clip and cartridges together with photocopies of some of our original documentation and copies of other information that we acquired from research. CONDITION: The Walther is possibly unfired but has been handled excessively, wearing away much of the gold with 30 -35% remaining. The worn areas have a natural old dark brown patina. The gun has a bright shiny bore. The red leather case has numerous chips and dings and is missing some small spots of leather. The spare magazine retains perhaps 65-75% of the original gold wash and still retains the 3 cartridges. The interior of the case is soiled and shows appropriate wear for the condition of the gun. This is a truly historic item and surrender guns of officers of such great notoriety rarely ever make it into public hands but usually go directly to museums and thus this represents an extraordinarily rare opportunity to acquire a truly important historical surrender gun. 4-46319 JDJ55 (30,000-90,000)

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2487
Revised: 9/26/2012

Additional Information: This Colt features the rare Swartz safety system.

*SCARCE WARTIME PRODUCTION COLT GOVERNMENT MODEL SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN C214671. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, fixed sights and mounted with large diamond-checkered walnut grips and one orig all blue commercial magazine with marked base. Bbl has a bright polished skirt and is marked on lower left side “COLT 45 AUTO”. Slide has standard commercial markings and the frame is marked in small letters “GOVERNMENT MODEL” above the SN on right side. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this pistol as “hand finished action” and under special notation: “This arm was transferred from the account of J.E. Dimick to Colt President, Graham Anthony.”, shipped to Mr. Austin S. Igleheart, Greenwich, CT on July 25, 1944 in a one-gun shipment. Austin S. Igleheart was the President of General Foods Corp and had a son John David Igleheart who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945 and again in 1951. It stands to reason that this pistol was very likely a gift. It has been in Family hands from the time of its purchase until its offering at this auction. PROVENANCE: Igleheart Family Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Slide retains 96-98% crisp orig blue with only faint muzzle end wear; frame retains about 98% orig blue with very faint sharp edge wear and slight thinning of the front strap. Grips are crisp with only very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46741 JR377 (2,500-3,500)

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2555
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: L.C. Smith records indicate SN 131225 is listed as a Specialty Grade .410 with 28” bbls, selective Hunter One-Trigger, and automatic ejectors. It was finished on 6/20/1930 and shipped the same day to Hercules Powder Company.

*VERY RARE AND FINE ORIGINAL L. C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE 410 WITH SINGLE TRIGGER AND EJECTORS. SN FWE131225. Cal. .410. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Nitro steel bbls with raised, flat, matted rib with inlaid silver transition to rear extension, are roll stamped “L. C. SMITH Specialty GRADE” and Hunter Arms name and address on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, Hunter proofs, and “S”. Small case hardened action with SN and “S” stamped on water table, features non-automatic safety, Hunter selective “One Trigger”, and automatic ejectors. Action is engraved in typical Specialty style with large scroll surrounding a pair of quail on left lockplate, and a duck on right. “L. C. Smith” is stamped on front of each plate. SN is at grip on blued scroll engraved trigger guard. Lightly figured, dark, American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock with point pattern checkering, measures 13-5/8″ over orig ribbed hard rubber buttplate. Matching splinter ejector forend with secondary roller latch, has triangular inset ebony tip. Bore diameter at muzzles: left -.387, right -.387. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 13-5/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue, slightly silvered at muzzles, and along sharp edges of rib, browning slightly toward rear from normal handling and use. A considerable amount of orig damascening is on breech ends. Action retains 60 – 70% orig case hardening color, vivid on top and behind fences which are silvered, bottom considerably browned. Left lockplate retains nearly all of its vivid color, right faded at rear. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue, silvered at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig oil finish, grain slightly raised, with numerous small nicks and bumps, all from normal handling and use. Checkering of forend is slightly worn. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Mechanically crisp. There were only 33 Specialty grade 410’s made. 4-46940 MGM171 (30,000-40,000)

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2567
Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: There is a slight hairline crack below right lock plate.

*EXCEPTIONAL HIGH CONDITION LEFEVER 20 GAUGE FE GRADE GAME GUN. SN 38154. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Striking chain Damascus bbls fitted with raised, flat, matted rib, are stamped with SN and “E” on bottom of left bbl. Case hardened small frame typical late Lefever ejector action is stamped with “XX” small frame mark, SN, and “F” on water table. Action is engraved in typical “F” style with small flourishes of scroll on bottom of action and sideplates, which are also engraved with game birds; a quail on left, and a duck on right. Trigger plate is stamped with patent dates, the last being “87”. SN is at grip of case hardened and scroll engraved trigger guard. Triggers and cocking indicators are nickel-plated. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over checkered composition buttplate with Lefever logo. Stock features point pattern checkering with beaded border and nicely fluted comb. Matching splinter forend has steel tip and central medallion. Bore diameter: left -.625, right -.623. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.023. Drop at heel: 3″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 13-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 95% bold original brown with excellent definition to pattern, with a number of minor marks and a small area of speckling. Action retains 80 – 90% orig case hardening color, thinning and silvering at normal carry point at bottom front. Lockplates retain essentially all of their vivid case hardening color. Thumbpiece is silvered, as are safety, and rear of top tang. Steel medallion on forend still retains 70 – 80% of its color. Trigger guard is silvered at edges, and considerably at grip. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig varnish finish with some oil rubbed in. There appears to be a very small repaired crack at right rear just to the right of top tang. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. A rare American lightweight upland gun in an incredible state of preservation. 4-46354 MGM47 (5,000-8,000)

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2576
Revised: 9/28/2012

Correction: Engraver’s name should read “C. Hunt Turner” not Lurner as stated in catalog.

*BROWNING 20 GAUGE CUSTOM EXHIBITION SUPERLITE WITH CASE. SN 3368V73. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26-3/8″ Bbls with Morgan, Utah and Montreal address are fitted with narrow, ventilated rib and marked for skeet and skeet. Typical action, blued in Midas style, is very finely engraved with well cut open shaded scroll and acanthus, framing vignettes of dogs and game gold inlaid in semi-relief, outlined by gold wire inlaid borders. Left side of action depicts setter pointing pair of departing partridge with mountains and trees in background; pointer pointing pair of grouse in open woodland is on right; bottom of action has large shaded scroll with gold wire outlined to bbl lugs and cocking lever. Trigger plate is engraved “Engraved by” “C Hunt Turner”. Boldly flame figured, nicely streaked Claro walnut straight grip modified point pattern checkered buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over Browning composition buttplate. Matching schnabeled forend has typical Browning latch. Bore diameter: top -.623, bottom -.621. Bore restrictions: top -.007, bottom -.003. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-1/4″. Tan leatherite Browning case with metal tag on top, is lined with faux fur, and contains the key. CONDITION: Essentially near new, with very light halos from cartridge heads on breechfaces. and some minor marks on bbls mostly from contact with forend during assembly and disassembly. Stocks have one or 2 minor spots on left side of butt, and minor compression of checkering on left rear of forend. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent. There are some minor spots on interior partitions from contact with gun. 4-46717 MGM136 (13,500-17,500)

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2588
Revised: 9/24/2012

Please Note: This lot is accompanied by a Browning factory box, numbered to the gun. Box is very find with some chipping to the edges and corners.

*BROWNING 28 GAUGE PIGEON GRADE. SN 1613F7. (1967) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This scarce gun has 26-1/2″ bbls with standard Browning St. Louis and Montreal markings, with raised ventilated rib having two ivory beads. Left side of bbls are stamped with SN and **S (skeet chokes). Typical coin finished action having pigeons in flight with medium simple scroll as background, and semi-relief oak leaves and acanthus on top, features selective single trigger and non-automatic safety. Short tang round knob nicely figured American walnut buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over brown Browning white line pad. Point pattern checkering has mullered borders. Matching forend has typical superposed latch. Bore diameter: top -.547, bottom -.549. Bore restrictions: top -.002, bottom -.003. Wall thickness: top -.035, bottom -.040. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as factory re-done. Bbls retain 95 – 98% factory blue with a few minor marks, and small dent on left side of rib 4″ back from muzzle. Action retains nearly all of its factory coin finish, brighter than that on bbls. Factory replacement buttstock retains nearly all its orig finish with some minor marks. Forend shows some darkening with some minor dents and marks. Checkering of buttstock shows some darkening, forend more so. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Action is tight. Mechanics are excellent. 4-46605 MGM87 (9,500-11,000)

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2603
Revised: 9/24/2012

Please Note: Estimate should read $4,000-$6,000.

*CSM RBL 28 GAUGE GAME GUN WITH BEAVERTAIL FOREND AND CASE. SN RBL003276. Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with concave game rib, are engraved with CSM full name and address and “RBL – 28 Ga 2-3/4″” on top. Typical RBL rounded lunate-backed case hardened action features automatic safety, and has gold-plated double triggers and other internals. Action is engraved with medium simple scroll with pointing dogs on sides and partridge on bottom, which is also engraved “RBL – 28″. Scroll engraved double beaded trigger guard has tang which extends to engraved steel cap. XXX American walnut pistol grip buttstock with point pattern checkering measures 14-3/4″ over ribbed buttplate. Nicely matching beavertail ejector forend has Anson type push-button release. Bore diameter: left -.550, right -.550. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.018. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz, LOP 14-3/4”. Gold Cordura case with stitched brown leather corners is lined with burgundy cloth with CSM black leather label in lid, and contains CSM marked oil bottle, snap caps, ear plug case, along with rosewood and brass 2-pc cleaning rod with mop and brush, and shooting glasses. CONDITION: Excellent, essentially as new. Does not appear to have ever been fired. Case is near new with a couple of marks in outer cover, and a few scuffs. Accessories are as new. 4-38255 MGM113 (2,500-3,500)

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2615
Revised: 9/29/2012

Additional Information: Dr. Libbey has continued to research this gun and discovered further very positive and interesting information.

A) Translation on plate of scope interprets “High Altitude Range Finding System Telemeter Receiver”.

B) It is known that the Japanese actually adapted an artillery scope to a rifle to experiment with higher power scope.

C) This is similar to the Type 99 mount which has 3 adjustment screws in the front. However, on this example the 3 adjustment screws are on the rear.

Extremely Important Additional Information regarding Lot #2615; Japanese Sniper Rifle. Dr. Edwin Libbey; noted Japanese Arms scholar has researched and found additional important information regarding this rare rifle:

The Marine who reportedly brought this Sniper Rifle back from Japan is listed on the USMC Muster Rolls in July 1944 as a Corporal, assigned to Company “A” of the 5th Amphibious Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. His unit participated in the invasion and capture of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and later was part of the occupation army in Japan. They occupied Sasebo, Japan, where the Japanese Naval Arsenal was located, along with Kyushu and Honshu. Part of his unit’s duties was the destruction of Japanese arms and munitions which certainly would have afforded him opportunity to obtain this and other Japanese arms. This theory is supported by the fact that the rifle has ground “Mum” and is caliber 6.5mm, which was the cartridge used by Japanese Naval Army forces. This Marine unit is memorialized in the book Alligator Marines, A History of the 5th Tractor Battalion. We have not been able to obtain a copy of this book for review to see if the Staff Sergeant Marine who owned this rifle is mentioned.

*RARE AND UNIQUE JAPANESE SHORT SNIPER RIFLE WITH SCOPE AND CARRYING CAN. SN 13815. Cal. 6.5 mm Jap. Rare and unusual Japanese short sniper rifle with 23-1/2″ bbl, barleycorn front sight with protective ears and a ladder rear sight, graduated to 1900 meters, probably custom built to reflect the ballistics for the shorter bbl. Rifle has overall length of 42-1/4″ and is mounted in a 2-pc full length stock with handguard, 2 bbl bands and cleaning rod. Buttstock and lower band have sling wires. The front receiver ring mum is ground and it has a straight handled bolt matching numbered to this rifle. Left side of receiver is mounted with an aluminum dovetailed base by means of 4 screws into the left side of receiver. The inside face of the dovetail and lower outer face of the mount are stamped with the 16-petaled Chrysanthemum of Imperial Japan. Fitted into the dovetail of the base is a very unusual aluminum rail to which is mounted a 1-pc steel base with solid front ring and rear ring with 3 external adjustment screws. Mounted in these rings is a 6-1/2″ x 1″ scope with brass tube that has aluminum ends and is mounted in the center with a brass plate bearing a lengthy Japanese inscription that has yet to be translated although it appears that it is a type of scope made by a transit company. The rail is secured to the base by means of a cruciform shaped thumbscrew which fits into a dimple into the base. Left front of the rail is mounted with a 1-3/16″ square brass plate that is beautifully dovetailed into the rail and staked in place. This plate is hand engraved “20 X 3” with the tiny “0” behind “3” indicating degrees, over a triangle shaped Japanese character which has “TO” on the left side of the point and “KO” on the right side, which is over “No.171”. It also has the hand stamped matching SN. Base has the last 3 digits of matching SN. SN on receiver has been moved forward to accommodate the base and also has the Nagoya Arsenal cartouche of two small circles inside a larger circle. Top of the receiver ring has 3 Japanese characters that translates to Type 97 “i” series, manufactured at Nagoya Army Arsenal in late 1942 or early 1943. Accompanied by a 2 page letter from renowned Japanese arms researcher Edwin F. Libby wherein he identifies this rifle as “Japanese test type 97 short sniper rifle with prototype telescopic sight and mount.” He speculates that this rifle “Very likely it was part of a modernization program to shorten the barrel and overall length of a very long type 97 rifle.” He relates that the original barrel was 31-1/4″. This rifle has had the muzzle end machined to accommodate the front sight and front band/bayonet lug. He also relates that a new bolt was installed with straight handle, replacing the bent bolt handle of the original type 97 since the straight handle would not interfere with the scope. He also relates that the stock on this rifle was originally made at Kokura Army Arsenal for the standard type 97, sniper rifle and was modified to fit the new barrel and hardware and refinished. Nagoya Arsenal was a major development center and was responsible for shortening of thousands of type 38 rifles into the shorter “Cavalry Rifles”. He further states that the scope and mount are marked with what are probably company logos and that likely the scope, mount and carrying case were made by Tokyo Kogaku Kikai Company which made rifle scopes for both the type 97 and type 99 sniper rifles. This scope resembles the later type 99 scope with external adjustments which have the adjustments in the front ring rather than the rear ring(possibly reversed Type 99 rings). Professor Libby addresses the marking on the brass plate of the rail and states that it is probably engraved in error and should read 3 X 20 (degrees), which would indicate a 3 power scope with 20 degree field of view. The reticle of this scope is a single pointed post at the 6 o’clock position, similar to German scopes of that era. Regarding the scope, base and rail, Professor Libby states that this is a substantially more simple system mounted directly to the receiver without an intermediate mounting bracket, such as would be found on regular production Japanese sniper systems. Neither does it have a safety lock spring as is common on standard Japanese sniper scope bases. Accompanied by its most unusual orig fitted aluminum carrying can, probably modified from a Model ‘93 Trench Periscope Can, which is 10-3/16″ long x 4″ wide x 1-15-16″ thick with hinged lid and sturdy latch that has a leather shoulder strap and is wrapped with 5 turns of jute string around the base, probably to dampen noise. Top of lid is engraved with the Kanji character “kai” and the Kana character “i” and the rifle’s matching SN. The markings translate “Modification i” or “Modification 1”. Interior is form fitted with wood rails and leather buffers which are screwed in place, along with a leather covered pad inside the lid which is riveted into place along with a leather weather seal. This may be a one of a kind prototype sniper rifle, certainly the only one ever encountered by Professor Libby and this cataloger. Mr. Shigeo Sugawa, an authority on Japanese Military equipment & arms, author of several books on the subject and presently the Director of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces Ordnance School Technical Museum of Tsuchiura, Japan, has stated that he has never seen any Japanese Sniper Rifle quite like this one either. He stated that it might be of Chinese origin, modified after WWII, which the Chinese were known to have done, some of which he has examined, although he knows of none quite like this one. That, however, still does not address the ground off Mum or the fine machine work, very dissimilar to other Chinese work of that era. Accompanied by a large packet of love letters and drawings from the Marine who allegedly brought it back from Japan, dated 1943 & 1944 and addressed to a lady who was probably his girl friend. Also included are 2 pencil sketches of the girl who was probably the addressee of the letters. Also accompanying is a photo of a young man in USMC uniform. There is also a pencil drawing of a Marine Staff Sergeant holding a 1911 pistol and Thompson submachine gun standing over falling soldiers with tanks and explosions in the background and artist signed. Additionally accompanied by 3 USMC SSGT chevrons. Finally a packet of Japanese materials which include photographs of a Japanese woman in beautiful kimono with 3 children. Another photograph of a Japanese man standing beside the same woman. Another photograph depicts another beautiful Japanese woman in kimono with umbrella. Additionally there are 7 black & white photographs of Japanese troops that appear to have been removed from an album, none of which are identified. Also there are 4 pieces of Japanese occupation currency. Additionally accompanying is a small pamphlet that appears to be a Japanese reading primer. There is also a large rice paper with several columns in Japanese writing. Finally there is a Japanese military postcard with the English notation on the back “Augusan, Mindanao / May 13, 1945”. Consignor states that he purchased this rifle from members of the Marine’s family at a gun show who told him that the Marine had fought through the Pacific Islands in WWII and wound up in the occupation of Japan. They related that while the Marine was in occupied Japan he went through factories there and that is where they believe he obtained the rifle. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including bolt. Bbl, receiver, bolt, bbl bands and buttplate retain most of their strong orig blue with light sharp edge wear and the ground area over the chamber a dark metal patina. Trigger guard retains strong orig blue and the floorplate thin blue. Scope rail retains about 50% dark anodize finish. Scope retains 65-70% black enamel with brass showing through. Brass plate on scope and rail are dark mustard patina. Stock is sound and retains most of its arsenal finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, optics are clear. Scope can retains about 60% orig Japanese olive drab paint with the balance aluminum colored. Strap is near new and probably a later replacement. Interior is fine. Accompanying paperwork is somewhat yellowed but intact. 4-47005 JR406 (8,000-12,000)

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2616
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Skeleton stock folds properly. Adjustable stock’s release button is welded in place and will not fold up. Hinge pin is a replacement.

*RARE SIG M550-1 SNIPER RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 130029. Cal. .223. The 550-1 features a 1/10 twist 25″ barrel with integral machined flash hider, integral bipod, folding stock and night sights built into the iron sight system. This outstanding semi-auto sniper rifle includes 7 magazines, extra skeleton folding buttstock, handgrip, cleaning kit, folding bipod, scope rings, and a special “SIG” visored cap and tee shirt in the original SIG hard case. Scope is not present. This rifle has an adjustable cheek comb and butt plate. Importer mark “CCF RICHMOND, VA” on left side of receiver. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand; this weapon appears to be fully functional. Fewer than 450 of these rifles were ever imported for ownership by American civilians. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, as new. One can tell it has been fired, but the gun is super clean. The bore is excellent, shiny and bright, and bolt face is excellent. No blemishes to the smooth gray finish of the metal, with only the slightest of handling marks to the buttstock. Case is as new with previous owner’s(Sniper)name on lid. Amazingly light, rugged, accurate, well built, yet reliable, the 550-1 is an example of a traditional .223 military firearm at its best. 4-46757 JWK44 (8,000-12,000)

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2631
Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: This MG42/59 was imported by Cadillac Gage. Consignor acquired this gun directly from the i9mporter and is the second owner. This specimen was used to boresight vehicle turnets at Cadillac Gage and is factory correct in caliber 7.62 X 51 (.308) using M13 disintegrating links.

**EXTREMELY RARE AND EARLY MG42/59 BY RHEINMETAL (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 61-00001. Cal. 7.62. Bbl 20″. MG 42/59, registered by Cadillac Gage, is the very earliest 42/59 (note serial number) which was manufactured by Rheinmetal in 1964. This gun, according to the consignor, was used in a fortress mount configuration for test purposes and has seen very little use. Although it is fitted with a standard buffer, consignor states no buttstock has ever been fitted. Appearance of buffer bears this out. Includes a blank firing adapter which screws onto the end of the muzzle in lieu of the normal flash-hider. Also included is the training ammunition adapter for the muzzle, in its original box, with heavy bolt head. This weapon’s muzzle has the booster assembly identical to the WWII muzzle and booster, but the blank firing adapter is of the later configuration. Feed tray has provision to stop the expanded belt from dropping on the right side. No Nazi-marked parts, which is appropriate. Top cover and bbl have assembly numbers appropriate to the era. Bbl is marked “7.62”. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance are absolutely excellent with a deep dark gray finish. It is obvious this gun has been fired. There is some carbon buildup in the booster cone and some evidence of past buildup of carbon and removal in the muzzle as well as some brassing along the serrated edges of the muzzle. On the left side of the receiver forward of the factory markings the following has been added in electro-pencil: “RHEINMETAL GmbH/FRG CADILLAC GAGE WARREN, MICH”. Bbl has spots of surface rust throughout the exterior which are brown and consistent with the rest of the color of the bbl. There are marks indicating the bbl was held in a vise, and the bbl collar has been replaced. The bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face is also excellent. Handgrip is of the hard rubber composite type and is also excellent. This is the first of the MG42/59s and as such, should be of premium interest to collectors. 4-46842 JWK40 (75,000-100,000)

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