Most Important Firearms Auction
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Auction: October 4th-7th, 2004

Preview: October 3, 2004

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1001

KRIDER 2-PIN HALF STOCK RIFLE. Cal. .48. 33″ oct bbl. Missing the rear sight. Marked “KRIDER / PHILADa ” on top of the bbl and “ROBBINS” on the lockplate. The mountings are all silver or German silver, finely engraved with scrolls. There are two gold bands around the breechblock. CONDITION: Bbl and lock have been cleaned to gray with surface rust and light pitting. The stock has been broken through the lock area, repaired with some addition of wood and refinished. There are other repairs on both sides of the forearm and at the front lockplate screw. Mechanically good. Greene Coll. 4-53543 (3,000-5,000)

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1002

LANCASTER SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 70 Belted Ball. SN 1715. 30-1/4″ oct bbl . Engraved “Charles Lancaster. 151 New Bond St London” to the rear of the 4-leaf gold marked 200 meter sight. The breech plug has a silver band and a silver cartouche with raised lettering “CHARLES / LANCASTER / LONDON”. The lockplate is marked “C. Lancaster / London” in a scroll surrounded by light English scroll engraving. The patchbox has a standing stag surrounded by the same type of engraving and two running deer are engraved on the triggerguard. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light pitting and a few dings. Stock has been broken through the wrist, repaired and refinished. Action is fine. 4-52098 FS320 (1,000-2,000)

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1003

HEAVY BENCH REST OR TARGET PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. 38. Fine Frank Wesson style brass frame rifle with 31” oct to rnd bbl cut for false muzzle, 1 1/2” across the flats at the receiver. Made without forearm, it has a straight grain walnut stock with checkered straight wrist, long tang, smooth, German silver buttplate and simple German silver patchbox containing 3 original patches. The receiver and serpentine trigger guard are brass and it has a single set trigger with foliate engraved side mounted hammer. The bbl has the original barleycorn shaped dovetail front sight and is missing what apparently was an elaborate rear sight. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a cleaned mottled silver/brown patina with scattered light pitting, the receiver has good edges and is a medium dark mustard patina. Buttstock is sound and retains most of a very old refinish. Mechanics are a little tricky but functional. Unable to check bore. 4-52238 JR75 (800-1,500)

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1004

LE PAGE PERCUSSION SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. Fine French made fowler with 25 1/4” rnd bbl with full rib and tiny dovetailed bead front sight with no provision for a rear sight. The rib is engraved with the maker’s name and address, as is the front action lock plate. The lockplate and hammer are also lightly engraved with arabesque patterns and a border design. It is mounted in a nicely figured half stock with checkered straight wrist and steel buttplate with engraved tang. It has a pineapple finial trigger guard with very long tang, all of which are beautifully engraved, as is the iron nosecap. The bottom of the bbl has a metal rib with 2 iron guides and it is fitted with sling eyes. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains with the iron being a crusty brown patina with a few spots of active rust and some light to moderate pitting. Stock is sound with numerous small nicks and scratches and a ding or two and retains about 80% original finish. Mechanics are fine with dark pitted bore. 4-51397 JR45 (750-1,250)

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1005

“F. L.” KENTUCKY PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. 42. 35-1/2″ oct bbl . Marked “F.L.” on the top. The “LEMAN / LANCASTER PA.” lock is attached with one screw. The stock is tiger maple. The furniture is brass with a high copper content. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with light to moderate pitting except at breech where it is quite heavy. Patina on the furniture is dark. Wood has normal handling marks. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53233 X9 (1,000-1,500)

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1006

PRATT CONVERTED KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. .60. 42-1/4″ oct bbl. Marked “A.PRATT.” in block letters in front of the rear sight and “CLARKE” on the lockplate. The wrist of the stock is checkered. The 2-pc patchbox is decorated with an urn on top. The release is in the center of the toeplate. The thumb plate is shaped like a shield and is unmarked. The flintlock screw holes in the lockplate have been plugged. CONDITION: Heavy rust brown patina on the bbl and lock. Dark patina on the brass fittings. There are numerous cracks on the stock and the butt is very dirty. There is a large chip on one side of the ramrod. The nipple is mashed but the lock is fine. Ciak Collection 4-53246 FS413 (2,000-2,500)

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1007

CONVERTED WILSON FOWLING PIECE OR TRADE MUSKET. Cal. .68. 47-7/8″ part oct bbl. Marked “WILSON” in front of the hammer on the lockplate and “LONDON” on top of the bbl. London proof marks appear on the bbl with a partially readable private proof in between, probably Wilson’s “RW”. Besides the conversion to percussion using a hand forged hammer with drum and nipple conversion, this one has a large wrapping of iron nailed around the wrist. Square nails from an earlier repair remain visible to the rear of this repair. A third repair, effecting neither of these, starts at the rear of the triggerguard and extends to the rear of the comb cut. The ramrod is a modern replacement. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting at the breech and lockplate. Considerable repairs have been done besides those at the wrist. There is a large filled area forward of the tail pipe with other splinters and chips missing. The lock is functional. The bbl is fastened by a stove bolt. Ciak Collection 4-53216 X26 (2,500-3,500)

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1008

TINY FULL STOCK PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 40. Wonderful tiny Kentucky with 35 1/2” oct bbl, 9/16” across the flats at the muzzle, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a back action lock marked “KELKER & BROS/HARRISBURG” and is engraved with pheasants and light decorations. It is mounted in a full-length maple stock with brass furniture having three pins and a small sideplate with a long conventional trigger guard. The butt has an early style cheek piece with brass buttplate and four-pc early style brass patch box with light engraved decorations. CONDITION: About good. Iron has a dark brown patina overall with heavy pitting around the nipple area and burnout before and after the nipple area. Wrench marks on the bbl side flats behind the rear sight. Stock has a repaired chip at the toe, otherwise appears sound, showing heavy wear. Mechanics are fine. 4-51340 JR32 (1,500-2,500)

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1009

HAPGOOD PERCUSSION HALF STOCK RIFLE. Cal. .45. 41″ oct bbl. Marked “J.HAPGOOD / SHREWSBURY / eagle head” on the top flat. Joah Hapgood worked in Shrewsbury from 1826 until 1864. The lock is marked “JAMES / GULCHER”. Has 2-pc patchbox and checkered wrist with stars between the lines. CONDITION: Rust brown patina with spots of crusty rust on the bbl, heavier at the breech. The drum and nipple are possibly replacements but are the proper style and size. The wood is fine except along the comb which is badly chipped due to the dropping of the gun. The lock is fine. Ciak Collection 4-53248 FS423 (1,000-1,500)

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1010

SMITH NEW ENGLAND RIFLE. Cal. .56. 39″ oct bbl. Marked “M.SMITH / GREENFIELD / MASS.” on the left quarter flat. The golcher lock is lightly engraved and attached with two screws. There is light silver wire half way around the bbl tang. The stock appears to be cherry. Martin Smith worked in Greenfield from 1817 to 1836. He was originally apprenticed to Silas Allen. The 2-pc patchbox has a star engraved around the top screw. CONDITION: Rust brown patina with surface rust and moderate pitting. Most of the wood behind the lockplate has been replaced with filler and the stock refinished. Ciak Collection 4-53262 FS396 (1,000-1,600)

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1011

NEW ENGLAND FULL STOCK RIFLE. Cal. .54. 39-1/2″ oct bbl. Marked “Lane & Read / Boston” on the lockplate. Simple 2-pc patchbox, cherry stock, “checkering” with stars stamped in between the lines. CONDITION: Gray metal with moderate pitting around the rear of the bbl but not on the lock, drum or nipple. The stock has been broken through the forearm and repaired and again at the single lock screw. The ramrod is probably a replacement. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53259 X23 (1,000-1,500)

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1012

FINE SMALL HALF STOCK PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. about 40. Fine Ohio type Kentucky with 30 5/16” oct bbl, thin blade front sight and fixed rear sight, unmarked with front action lock marked “J.H.JOHNSTON/PITTSBURG”. The bbl has a bottom rail with 2 iron guides and German silver nose pipe. It has a replacement brass ramrod. It has German, silver furniture with serpentine trigger guard, simple 2-pc patchbox, and plain crescent buttplate. It has a square initial plate on the bottom and round escutcheons in the forestock. It is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with raised side panels and a repaired crack through the wrist. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 75 – 80% of its original brown finish. Stock, repaired as noted, retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. 4-52291 JR108 (400-700)

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1013

J. CRAIG HALF STOCK PERCUSSION HUNTING RIFLE. Cal 45. Fine old half stock Kentucky with 32 1/2” oct bbl, 1 1/16” across the flats at the muzzle, marked on the top “J. CRAIG/PITTSBURGH”, two iron guides, pewter nose cap and brass furniture. It has dbl set triggers and a crescent butt plate with an oval thumb plate. The front action lock is marked “WHITMORE & WOLFF/PITTSBURGH” and is lightly engraved. It is mounted at a nicely grained tiger striped maple stock and has a rectangular, pointed end, saddle plate on the bottom that is attached with rectangular brass pins. CONDITION: About good. Iron retains a dark brown patina overall with all legends legible. Stock shows heavy wear with cracks before and after the lockplate and retains most of a recent refinish. Sideplate screw is a replacement and the tang screw is battered. Trigger and lock need attention. Wedge is homemade and fits loosely. 4-51342 JR34 (750-1,250)

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1014

CONVERTED FOWLING PIECE. Cal. .62. 48″ rnd bbl. The lock is marked “R / KINGLAND & Co / WARRANTED”. This is not the first lock on this gun, the holes in the sideplate have been opened up and the holes through the stock redrilled. The ramrod is missing. The conversion is of the drum and nipple type and is obviously a homemade conversion with crude workmanship. Two of the holes in the lock have been filled with lead. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall. Minor chips and cracks in the wood. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53263 X22 (1,000-1,500)

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1015

CONVERTED SILAS ALLEN KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. .54. 44″ oct bbl. Marked “S. ALLEN” on both lock and bbl. The lock has been converted from flintlock with the extra holes for flint parts left open. Simple 2-pc patchbox. There is a silver thumb piece and silver wire decoration surrounding the bbl tang. CONDITION: Brown patina on the bbl, moderate pitting at the breech. The wood is missing chips around the lock and has some replaced splinters along the forearm. About 1″ of the wire inlay behind the hammer is missing. The lock is good. Ciak Collection 4-53223 FS408 (800-1,000)

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1016

PRATT CONVERTED NEW ENGLAND FULL STOCK GUN. Cal. .66 Smoothbore. 36″ oct bbl. The lockplate is converted from flintlock with a heavy non-matching hammer. The 2-pc patchbox is lightly engraved. Marked in script “A Pratt.” on top of the bbl. Alvan Pratt worked at various locations in Massachusetts, probably in Concord when this gun was made. He died there at age 87 in 1887. CONDITION: Heavy rust brown patina on iron parts with moderate pitting at the rear of the bbl. The wood shows extensive repairs including the entire forearm, forward of the tailpipe. There is also wood replaced behind the lockplate and a consequent loss of silver wire. The lock is good. Ciak Collection 4-53254 FS398 (1,000-1,500)

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1017

UNIDENTIFIED FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 16 ga. 46-3/8″ part oct bbl. The lockplate is marked “W / ALLPORT”. The lock is a conversion from flintlock attached with two screws. The nipple does not line up with the new hammer. The brass triggerguard has a pineapple finial and a bird on the bow. It shows a repair at the rear of the bow. CONDITION: Heavy brown patina overall with heavy pitting at the breech. The nipple is a replacement. The stock has several areas of cleaning and/or repair with large chips missing at the lockplate. Ciak Collection 4-53257 X25 (500-1,000)

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1018

NEW ENGLAND BUCK AND BALL RIFLE. Cal. .60. 42″ rnd bbl. The rifling is very shallow. The lockplate, converted from flintlock, is marked “ADAMS”. The drum and nipple conversion has engraving on the hammer to match that on the lockplate. The brass pineapple finial triggerguard has a bird on the bow. The stock only extends to the tail pipe with a wood rib from there to the muzzle. The ramrod is a replacement. Checkered wrist of the stock. CONDITION: Brown patina with moderate pitting around the breech. There is a large chip of wood missing above the front of the lockplate and some replaced wood and chips around the bbl tang. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53255 FS400 (700-900)

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1019

CONVERTED FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 16 ga. 41″ part oct bbl. The “W & G / CHANCE” lockplate has been converted from flintlock using the drum and nipple method. The nipple is broken. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting. The patina on the brass is very heavy. There is a 4″ crack running forward from the buttplate. The front lockplate screw is a replacement. Ciak Collection Ciak Collection 4-53220 FS418 (200-400)

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1020

CONVERTED WILSON TRADE GUN. Cal. .66. 42″ part oct bbl. Marked “MINORIES LONDON” on top with London proof marks and “RW” private proof on the left quarter flat, “WILSON” in a vertical arch at the rear of the lockplate. There are five plugged and two unplugged holes at the front of the lockplate and a large hole at the tip of the rear of the lockplate. A small dragon serves as the sideplate. A large bird with three leaves in its bill fills the top of the buttplate. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate pitting except at the breech where it is quite heavy. The stock has numerous chips and scratches but is still solid. The lock is dirty but still sound. Ciak Collection 4-53225 FS415 (2,500-3,500)

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1021

CONVERTED NEW ENGLAND FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 20 ga. 43-3/4″ rnd bbl with flats. Marked “…..& PRATT” on the top flat and “KETLAND / & / ADAMS” on the lockplate. No partnerships are known for either of the Pratts and the first name is unreadable due to the pitting on the bbl. The lock is a conversion from flintlock. The hammer, screw and nipple are newer replacements and do not align properly. The ramrod is a recent replacement. There are silver nails in the checkering pattern on the forearm and silver wire around the thumb plate at the wrist of the stock. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina except for rear of bbl which is heavily pitted. The stock is broken at the lock with some repairs and some large chips missing. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53209 FS401 (500-700)

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1022

UNMARKED PERCUSSION FULL STOCK FOWLER. Cal. 16 ga. 47″ part oct bbl. Single screw lockplate, cherry stock, single trigger. Missing the ramrod. The thumb plate is engraved and surrounded by inlayed scrolls of wire, possibly indicating New England manufacturer. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina has been cleaned with abrasive material, leaving white streaks and moderate to heavy pitting at the breech. The wood is repaired around the lock. The thumb plate is very loose. The hammer is probably a replacement and is very loose on the tumbler. The nipple is mashed flat. Ciak Collection 4-53260 X21 (500-800)

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1023

CONVERTED CHARLESVILLE MUSKET. Cal. .76. 44-1/2″ rnd bbl. No markings visible. Missing the ramrod, all internal lock parts, nipple, front band and spring. The stock has been broken through the wrist and repaired with two 4-1/2″ x 1-1/4″ iron plates attached with four large rivets. Initials “MS” on the right side of the stock and “Db” on the left. CONDITION: Poor with very heavy pitting around the rear of the bbl. The crudely forged hammer does not line up with the drum. The wood has been repaired, sanded, refinished and is broken again on the forearm. Ciak Collection 4-53265 X24 (500-800)

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1024

UNIDENTIFIED NEW ENGLAND HALF STOCK RIFLE. Cal. .60 Smoothbore. 40-1/2″ oct bbl with large flaw on the left quarter flat midway down the bbl. The curly maple stock ends at the tail pipe with a wooden under rib continuing forward. The 4-pc patchbox is engraved with lines, typical of those made in the Connecticut Valley. The markings on the converted lockplate are not readable. The lock is the second in this stock as the recess was cut for a lock with a tit at the rear. CONDITION: Rust brown patina with moderate pitting at the breech. The wood is generally good with a repaired crack below the lock. Stock is good. The replaced nipple is not aligned properly with the hammer. Ciak Collection 4-53214 FS417 (500-800)

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1025

ALLEN CONVERSION HALF STOCK RIFLE. Cal. .54. 33-3/4″ oct bbl. Marked “S.Allen.” in front of the rear sight. The marking on the lockplate is not readable but “J.W.Stiles” is engraved on the horse head patchbox lid. Silas Allen worked in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, early in the 19th Century and his son and grandsons worked there until 1856 when they moved to Greenfield. This would probably be Jr.’s work as it has earlier features. The lockplate holes for flintlock parts are plugged. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting, heavier at the breech. The stock is very good with minor dents and scratches. Ciak Collection 4-53240 FS428 (800-1,200)

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1026

LOT OF 2 PERCUSSION FIREARMS. 1) Unmarked Superposed dbl rifle. Cal. 40. 34 1/2” bbls, small Rocky Mountain style front sight with tiny semi-buckhorn adjustable rear sight. It has two iron guides on each side, each with 2 ramrods, one of which appears to be a repaired original. The back action locks and hammers are lightly engraved. It has a fine early Kentucky style walnut buttstock with serpentine German silver trigger guard and dbl set triggers. It has a simple German silver patchbox and crescent buttplate. There is an 8-pointed elongated star inlayed in the cheekpiece and it has a pewter fitting where the stock meets the bbls. CONDITION: Good. Iron is medium brown patina overall. Guides have been reattached; left hammer screw is a replacement; wood is sound with good oil finish. Mechanics are fine. 2) Unmarked Cape gun. Cal. about 56 rifle and 28 ga. smoothbore. It has 29” steel bbls with German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. It has plain back action locks with half-horn trigger guard and simple iron patchbox and smooth steel buttplate. It is mounted in a 1-pc stock with deep cheekpiece and has sling wires and an old replacement ramrod. CONDITION: About good. Metal is a gray/brown patina with light surface spotting. Wood is sound with about 60% original varnish. Mechanics are fine. Rifle bore is strong with fine pitting as is the shotgun bore. 4-52245 JR82 (750-1,250)

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1027

LOT OF 2 PERCUSSION SHOTGUNS. 1) Cal. 14 bore. Unmarked 31” Damascus bbls, wide flat rib marked “REAL TWIST” inlaid in silver. Engraved front action locks and hammers, straight stock, smooth steel buttplate and cap box at the toe. CONDITION: Good. 50% bbl pattern, repaired crack in forestock, otherwise retains 80% original varnish, chip missing behind left lock. Good mechanics. 2) Cal. about 10 bore. 31 1/2” Damascus bbls, engraved front action locks, engraved brass furniture and buttplate, brass cap box at left heel, demon carved on the bottom of the stock. CONDITION: About good. Dark brown patina on the bbls, cleaned locks and hammers, refinished wood, cracked forearm, original ramrod. 4-52235 JR72 (500-800)

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1028

LOT OF 2 PERCUSSION FIREARMS. 1) Unmarked small percussion fowler. Cal. about 14 bore. Half-stock fowler with 25” oct to round Damascus bbl with rib on the bottom, two iron guides and brass tipped iron ramrod. It has lightly engraved back action lock, hammer, and trigger guard. The stock is light European walnut with straight, checkered wrist and smooth steel buttplate. The top flat is marked “LAMINATED STEEL”. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains 50% pattern with the balance of iron silver/gray color. Stock has a crack at the lock screw, otherwise is sound and retains 60% original varnish. Mechanics need attention. 2) Unmarked under-hammer rifle. Cal. about 42. It has a 28” oct to rnd bbl, tiny front sight and fixed rear sight. It has two iron guides and a serpentine trigger guard/grip that is also the trigger spring. The stock is beautifully tiger striped maple with German silver ovals on each side and a crescent brass buttplate. The stock has a rather severe cast on. CONDITION: Good. Smooth, even dark brown patina, sound wood, most of an old refinish, replacement ramrod. 4-52248 JR85 (500-1,000)

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1029

VERY IMPORTANT HISTORIC EARLY NEW ENGLAND KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. .60. 42-3/4″ oct bbl. Marked “THO.s TILESTON 1773”. The lock is marked “HEYLIN”. The full stock is lightly carved using both incised and raised carving. The ramrod is a replacement. The 2-pc patchbox is iron. Among the papers accompanying the lot is a page from the New England Gun by Merrill Lyndsay. On page 12 he describes this rifle as “the earliest documented New England rifle” and identified Tileston as being from Duxbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Heyland worked in London from 1757 to 1799. The sliding safety is an unusual feature for a pre-Revolutionary rifle as is the unusual water-proof pan. While Lyndsay identifies Tileston as being from Duxbury there are several other Tilestons listed as being in Massachusetts at this time, some of which served in the revolutionary war. The stock appears to be cherry. CONDITION: Gray to brown patina overall with pitting around the breech. There is also loss of wood in that area. The front lockplate screw is a replacement. The sear is an incorrect replacement and has caused damage to the wood under the lockplate. There is a repair to the wood 15″ from the breech. The facetted ramrod pipes appear to be original. The nosecap is a replacement. There are minor chips at the front of the lockplate with other repairs in that area and a large piece of wood between the lockplate and the bbl tang is missing. There is also a repair at the tail of the lockplate. The rear bbl pin has been moved. A historic and attractive early rifle. Greene Collection 4-53553 (45,000-80,000)

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1030

VERY EARLY KENTUCKY STYLE RIFLE. Cal. 62. 44-1/2″ swamped oct, rifled bbl bore. The only mark on this flintlock rifle is a deep punch mark on the right flat, partially covered by the wood. It has not been identified but appears to be a fleur de lis. The buttstock is very heavy and has a sliding wooden patchbox cover. It is 5″ high by 2-1/8″ wide, not counting the sliding wooden patchbox cover. It is carved on both sides with a mixture of raised and incised carvings with heavy moldings along the bottom of the stock behind the trigger and lighter ones on both sides of the forearm. There is heavy raised carving at the rear of the bbl and lighter carving around the tailpipe. The lock is an expert reconversion but there is no sign of welding visible on the bbl. The rear lockplate screw hole has been elongated to allow the fitting of this lock. The front lockplate screw is a replacement. The dbl set trigger is not working and appears to be the second trigger to be assembled on this rifle. The ramrod is also a replacement and the sling swivel that was once on the forearm is now missing and the one on the bottom of the butt is also missing. There is a nailed thin metal strip just ahead of the tailpipe, which possibly covers a repair. There are some letters of appraisal on this gun done 20 years ago identifying it as a Christian Springs Rifle. This attribution is not shared by this cataloguer. CONDITION: Gun shows considerable use. Bore is worn almost smooth, but is still solid and good except for the set trigger. Bbl has a light brown patina with some surface rust. Lockplate has some live rust but mostly a dark patina. Brass has a very heavy patina of a dark color. Maple stock shows slight insect damage with some wear, dents and scratches. 4-51394 FS312 (20,000-25,000)

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1031

EXTREMELY FINE PRATT MILITIA MUSKET. Cal. .70. 42″ rnd bbl. Marked “A.PRATT.” in front of a large eagle on top of the bbl. The proof marks include “P M / L. H 1825” to the left of the center line of the bbl. The lock is by Ashmore. The triggerguard is engraved in script “Mechanic Phalanx.” The right side of the stock has the Massachusetts Indian and star done in an engraved sheet silver and surrounded by silver wire inlay. A sheet silver engraved eagle above silver wire olive branches and below an arch of thirteen stars. The sideplate is decorated with an engraved silver shield and wire inlays. The wrist is checkered with 8-pointed stars between the lines. Other areas of decoration are the top of the wrist and around the tail pipe. There is a brass inlay on top of the forearm ahead of the lock but its purpose is unknown. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on the bbl, light surface rust on the lockplate which appears to be original flintlock. The stock has been broken and repaired at the wrist. Two dowels inserted from the top were used to reinforce the repair but they have not held. The lock is fine. Greene Coll. 4-53542 FS440 (3,000-6,000)

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1032

FINE EARLY FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE OR TRADE MUSKET. Cal. 10 ga. 46″ part oct bbl. No markings or visible proof marks. The early lock appears to be original flintlock. There is no bridle for the tumbler or the frizzen. The goose neck hammer has a flat surface but matches the condition perfectly. The iron triggerguard is nailed to the bottom of the stock and the bbl tang screw enters from the bottom. The tang of the buttplate is 5-1/4″ long. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light pitting, moderate at the rear of the bbl and on the lockplate. The stock has been broken through the wrist and repaired long ago using a large nail riveted to the triggerguard and two screws. The steel ramrod is a replacement. There are minor cracks at the tip of the forearm. 4-53414 FS490 (5,000-8,000)

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1033

RARE ITALIAN SILVER MOUNTED MIQUELET FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 12 ga. 48-3/4″ fluted bbl. Marked in a sunken gold cartouche “crown / ANT / IO / MA” at the rear of the bbl. The lockplate is engraved “Antonio / Alfonsi”. The stock is inlayed with silver scrolls to the rear of the bbl, on the sideplate, trigger plate and at the tail pipe. The triggerguard, buttplate, bbl band and forearm tip are silver. The stock has been modified, possibly from a full stock type with the bbl pin hole filled and the silver bbl band added. The tail pipe decoration is 7″ to the rear of the current tail pipe entry. The ramrod is a replacement and the silver ramrod pipe on the bottom of the bbl. was probably added at the same time the stock was modified. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light pitting overall, heavier at the rear of the bbl. The stock has been broken and repaired at the wrist with areas of fill on both sides. Mechanically good. Greene Coll. 4-53549 FS492 (3,000-4,000)

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1034

UNMARKED CLUB BUTT FOWLING PIECE. Cal. .75. 49-7/8″ part oct bbl. No markings on any parts. The lockplate screw washers are made in the shape of hearts. The heavy club butt is 1-7/8″ wide. The triggerguard is of the military style with a hole for a sling swivel but there is no sling swivel on the forearm. A brass plate is screwed to the stock in front of the lockplate. The front lockplate screw is a dummy, merely filling the hole in the sideplate. The actual screw is inside the stock. The lockplate is held in place by the brass plate around the front of the lock. This appears to be an old bbl and lock mounted on a newer stock. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate pitting. The newer stock has some light cracks, the triggerguard is cracked. Lock is functional. Ciak Collection 4-53244 X27 (1,000-2,000)

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1035

EXTREMELY FINE NEW ENGLAND FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 14 ga. Six foot part oct bbl., probably Spanish with many empty cartouche holes at the breech. The forearm is divided at the rear bbl key so that the front end can remain attached to the bbl when it is taken apart. There is a fancy cast silver thumb plate that is unmarked. The lock has been reconverted using old parts. The front lockplate screw is a replacement. CONDITION: The oct portion of the bbl shows a very wide Damascus pattern that was cleaned at the rear during the reconversion. The tang shows moderate pitting. The wood has been repaired around the lock and refinished with only slight loss of wood around the buttplate. Mechanically fine. Greene Coll. 4-53548 FS491 (3,000-4,000)

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1036

COLONIAL FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 10 ga. 53-1/4″ rnd bbl with areas of braized repair. This early, probably pre-Revolutionary, fowling piece has been reconverted using a later style hammer, frizzen, pan and other parts. The bbl shows several braized repairs but has not been completely examined for soundness. The “NF.1786” marking near the butt on the stock is much later than the gun parts. The brass mounts are from a Brown Bess. CONDITION: Heavy crusty rust overall with dark patina on the brass fitting. The stock has been repaired and sanded. The lock is functional. Ciak Collection 4-53207 FS425 (2,000-4,000)

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1037

FLINTLOCK MUSKETOON. Cal. .69. 24-7/8″ rnd bbl. The commercial flintlock is marked “WILKES” in front of the cock and has light scroll engraving, including a bird, roller frizzen. There are no issue marks or military marks. Single screw lockplate. Appears to be original flintlock. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting except on replaced ramrod. The stock has a large crack starting at the buttplate, otherwise minor dents, chips and scratches. The action is good. Ciak Collection 4-53249 X20 (2,500-3,500)

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1038

JENISON NEW ENGLAND FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. .62. 42″ oct bbl. Half stock with wood under-rib. Two of the bbl key escutcheons have been replaced. Reconverted to flintlock. Fine engraved horse head patchbox. Single trigger. Raised checkering at the wrist. James Jenison worked in Southbridge, Massachusetts, from 1820 until the 1850 census and possibly shortly thereafter. He does not appear in the 1860 census. CONDITION: Heavy rust brown patina on the bbl and lockplate with very heavy pitting around the touch hole. Light chips, slivers and cracks on the wood but still solid. The action is good. Ciak Collection 4-53261 FS397 (1,500-2,500)

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1039

CONVERTED “US” SURCHARGED FRENCH CHARLEVILLE MUSKET. Cal. .75. 44-1/4″ rnd bbl. Large “US” is stamped vertically on the tail of the lockplate. “M. . . ” is stamped on top of the bbl. The flat of the stock, opposite the lock, has both impressed and raised X’s and V’s, but the significance of each is not known. There is also a large carved “X” on the left side of the stock near the buttplate. The center bbl band is iron, all other furniture is brass. It is slightly undersized and has caused damage to the stock. The ramrod has been broken off at the lower end to allow it to fit the ramrod hole. The hammer is slightly loose. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light surface rust blending to heavy pitting at the breech of the bbl, lighter on the lockplate and hammer. The wood has some chips and cracks but is still solid. The nipple is mashed, otherwise the lock is good. Ciak Collection 4-53266 FS403 (2,000-3,000)

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1040

UNIDENTIFIED MILITARY STYLE FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Heavy .70 caliber 43-1/4″ oct bbl with no markings. The only markings are the letters “P.C” branded into the stock on either side of the triggerguard. The simple 2-pc patchbox has a release in the toeplate. The silver thumb plate has a raised bump on the middle but no engraving or other decoration. There is also a silver hunter’s star and nameplate on the cheekpiece. The lock is an old reconversion but appears to be the original lock for this gun. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light pitting except at breech where it is quite heavy. The patina on the brass at the butt is very heavy. Mechanically fine. Ciak Collection 4-53298 FS414 (1,000-2,000)

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1041

LANCASTER COUNTY STYLE FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 44. Nice light Kentucky with 39″ oct bbl, small applied German silver front sight and fixed original rear sight. The bbl and lockplate are unmarked. It is mounted in a beautifully figured tiger striped maple stock with brass furniture and a simple serpentine brass trigger guard. It has an early style 4-pc brass patchbox with bottom button release and a simple crescent buttplate with faceted top tang. The stock has a shallow cheekpiece and simple brass lockplate escutcheon. It has a brass nosecap and two ramrod guides with a plain brass nosepipe. CONDITION: Very good, possibly a reconversion or at minimum has had the flash hole bushed. The iron has an overall very deep, dark patina with moderate rust. The nosepipe tail is broken. The stock has a couple of small cracks on the left side panel and another at the tip of the forestock, otherwise is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny original bore. 4-53466 JR961 (1,500-2,500)

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1042

UNMARKED CHERRY FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 58. 44-3/4″ oct bbl to 16-sided bbl with copper blade front and rear sights, the rear filed flush with the bbl. Good reconversion. The lock does not fit the recess very well. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with moderate pitting, heavier at the breech with vise marks and filing. Wood has been cleaned and refinished with some cracks at the rear of the bbl. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53205 X10 (1,000-1,500)

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1043

COLONIAL MUSKET. Cal. .78. 44-3/4″ part oct bbl. Marked “J / HALL” on the lockplate in front of the hammer. No American maker of this name is known, although there is a London maker by the name of John Hall (1706-1720). The only mark on the bbl is a small “SF” cartouche at the rear of the left quarter flat. “+ VII” is stamped in the middle of the top flat. The style of the lock and stock indicates mid-18th century. There is a bayonet lug on top of the bbl. All iron fittings. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with moderate pitting on the hammer and around the touchhole. Stock shows minor handling marks with small cracks at the buttplate. Mechanically good. 4-53562 (2,500-3,500)

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1044

SMITH NEW ENGLAND KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. .52. 40-3/4″ oct bbl. Marked “M.SMITH” on the top flat and “GULCHER” on the lockplate. There is a square lollypop sight in the bbl tang. Martin Smith worked in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from 1817 to 1836. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting at the breech. The checkered stock is fine with minor scratches and dents. The rear bbl key is missing. Ciak Collection 4-53250 FS422 (1,500-2,000)

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1045

PARKES BROWN BESS MILITARY MUSKET. Cal. 80. Fine early Brown Bess by a scarce maker with 42 1/8” rnd bbl, bayonet lug on the top at the muzzle. It has usual brass furniture with a long serpentine brass sideplate. The lockplate has the maker’s name vertically behind the hammer with a crown and “GR” and proof marks in front of the hammer. It has an oval thumbplate engraved with the number “19”, which also appears at the tail of the lockplate. The sling wires are missing. John Parkes was listed as a Birmingham gun maker in London 1766 to 1788. Accompanied by an original style socket bayonet with spring clip. The blade is marked “DAWES” ? and the socket is engraved with the heart shaped logo of the East India Company with the number “4”, the name “Moore” and the date “1786”. CONDITION: Iron is cleaned bright and the bbl has fine pitting. Brass has a fine dark patina. Stock is sound with a small repair in the forestock, otherwise retains a fine hand rubbed patina with good edges around the side panels. There are a couple of areas of vice marks on the forestock. Reasonably good bore with only a few spots of pitting. Ramrod is a replacement. Bayonet is mostly a dark brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting but appears to be original length with some abuse on the front of the socket. 4-52211 JR58 (2,000-3,500)

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1046

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 TYPE III FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. Fine musket with 42” bright bbl, 1-pc walnut stock with three bands and iron furniture. The bbl has usual markings with “1834” dated tang and lockplate. It is a fine reconversion. The stock has a crisp cartouche on the left flat. Accompanied by a triangle socket bayonet marked “US” with “TA” and “LC” inspector marks. The blade has a wide fuller, about 9 1/2” running from the tip. CONDITION: Reconverted, as noted. Was cleaned a long time ago and left bright with some fine light pitting in one spot on the bbl and fine pitting around the pan. Lockplate has a spot or two of scattered light pitting. Wood is sound and retains most of its fine hand rubbed oil finish with the aforementioned crisp cartouche. Crisp mechanics, dark bore. Bayonet is fine with scattered light pitting. 4-51528 JR181 (3,000-4,500)

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1047

SCARCE DERINGER M1814 COMMON RIFLE. Cal. about 64 smooth bore. Rare rifle with 33-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl, brass dove-tail front sight and fixed standing rear sight. Top flat has the makers name and address and the left flat has the proof marks “F’ and “P” along with a small “US”. The lockplate has a medium sized “US” over the makers and an address in front of the hammer. It has a full-length one-piece stock with three bands, secured with rectangular studs. It has an iron trumpet head ramrod with sling loops on the middle band and near the end of the trigger guard. The trigger guard is two-piece iron with two finger ridges and stock has an oval iron patch box on the right side with a shallow cheek piece on the left side of the butt. The left stock flat has the faint cartouche of a “V” over “GF”. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl, obviously bored smooth, otherwise all the iron retains a very dark, even attic patina. Stock has two small cracks in front of lock plate screws and is missing a small chip in back of the lock plate and has a small crack back of the lockplate. There is another crack on the right side of the fore stock and the wood retains a dark hand-rubbed patina. There are wrench marks near the chamber end of the bbl. Mechanics are fine. A rare military musket in decent condition. 4-53684 JR975 (1,750-2,750)

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1048

CONVERTED FIRST MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET. Cal. .80. 43″ rnd bbl. The rear of the lockplate is marked vertically “TOWER / 1742”. The conversion was accomplished by clamping a percussion nose in the flint hammer and installing a drum and nipple. The swivels and nosecap are missing. The ramrod is broken and repaired. CONDITION: The bbl has been cleaned but still has moderate to heavy pitting at the rear and spots of pitting scattered throughout its length. The front two stock pins are missing as is the tang screw. A screw has been added at the tail of the lockplate to hold it in place. The stock has minor chips and cracks. Ciak Collection 4-53241 FS416 (1,500-2,000)

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1049

ASSEMBLED FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. .75. 45-7/8″ rnd bbl. The lock is marked “WILSON” in front of the hammer. The bbl has London proofs and a “RW” private proof mark. The furniture is the type used on private contract military style muskets by Wilson and was possibly restocked in this country. There are faint markings on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Very heavy pitting on the lock and rear of the bbl, moderate on the rest of the bbl. The sling swivels are missing, the ramrod is a replacement. The stock has minor chips missing around the lock, otherwise good. Ciak Collection 4-53215 FS411 (1,000-1,500)

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1050

CONVERTED MODEL 1798 MUSKET. Cal. .69. 43″ rnd bbl. Converted by drum and nipple method with open holes for the removed flintlock parts. The ramrod is missing. CONDITION: Heavy brown patina with light pitting overall, very heavy around the breech. The wood is mostly replaced around the lockplate with some repairs elsewhere. The lock is good. Ciak Collection 4-53253 FS402 (600-900)

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1051

SWEGER FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 44. Lancaster style flintlock Kentucky with 36″ oct bbl, dovetailed brass front sight and fixed original rear sight. The top flat is marked “W. Sweger” and the lock is marked “T.P. Moore/Warranted”. It has a very long, stepped integral top tang and D-shaped serpentine trigger guard/finger rest and a simple 4-pc filigree patchbox with brass buttplate and faceted tang. It has a brass nosecap and two decorated guides with brass nosepipe, containing a reproduction ramrod with a long narrow brass sideplate with stepped ends. It is mounted in a straight grain maple stock with applied striping and a shallow cheekpiece. The bbl is secured with three wedges. CONDITION: Good to very good, old reconversion, missing the set part of the trigger. The iron retains a dark brown patina with heavy pitting on the lockplate and hammer. The stock has a repaired multiple break in the wrist and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are a little soft. Bright shiny bore. 4-53465 JR962 (1,000-1,500)

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1052

UNMARKED CHERRY FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE. Cal. 10 ga. 44-1/2″ rnd bbl. The touchhole has been lined but the lock appears to be original flintlock. There are heavy vise marks at the rear of the bbl and a diamond-shape condemnation mark on the left side. This could possibly be called a militia musket. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting except at breech where it is heavy. Wood has been repaired, sanded and is broken again. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53238 FS327 (800-1,200)

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1053

ALLEN MILITIA MUSKET. Cal. .72. 40″ rnd bbl with inspector marks “P M / S 14” on top. The lockplate is marked “S.ALLEN”. The thumb plate is engraved silver and it is surrounded by inlayed silver wires which extend on either side of the bbl tang to the bbl. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light pitting, moderate around the touch hole. The frizzen has been refaced but the lock appears to be original flintlock. The stock has minor cracks at the tail pipe and minor dents and dings elsewhere. The lock is fine. Ciak Collection 4-53243 (1,500-2,500)

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1054

UNIDENTIFIED KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. .56 Smoothbore. 48-5/8″ part oct bbl. Marked “TK / 1830” on the patchbox. The imported lock is a replacement and has been reconverted. CONDITION: Heavy brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting at the breech. The brass has a dark patina. The wood is lightly cleaned with a crack at the tail of the lock and some chipping above it. Ciak Collection 4-53247 X34 (1,500-2,500)

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1055

REPLICA KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 31. 48″ oct bbl . Marked “JOSEPH S PAVLOOK / NOLO PA.” in individual stamps. The Maslin lock is a replica. All of the furniture is brass. CONDITION: Has been artificially aged. Good working condition. 4-52265 X7 (500-800)

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1056

FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE OR BUCK AND BALL RIFLE. Cal. .52. 45″ rnd bbl with flattened top. Marked “T / KETLAND / & Co” on the lockplate. The stock has been burned to simulate a tiger stripe pattern. CONDITION: Heavy rust brown patina overall with moderate rust. The wood is still solid. The lock is good. Ciak Collection 4-53208 FS419 (800-1,000)

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1057

MID-EASTERN MODIFIED FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS. Cal. big. Unusual Damascus blunderbuss with 19 1/2” oct to rnd bbl that flares at the muzzle to 2 3/16”. The lockplate is approximately 7” long, slightly curved with pointed back end and is stamped with a prancing lion holding a crown. The stock and furniture appear to be tribal made with the usual hook butt and horn buttplate. It has a long decorated iron trigger guard, brass bands and applied brass decorations around the top tang. This piece was probably assembled in the middle east as the flash hole does not quite align. CONDITION: Fair. Much worn and used, battered screws, mechanics are fine, wood is sound. 4-52213 JR60 (400-700)

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1058

RARE CONVERTED HALL SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. .41. 30″ oct bbl. There are no markings. The hammer has been converted to percussion and is larger than normally found on these early guns. The ramrod is a replacement. The wear plate between the tail pipe and breechblock lock plate is possibly a replacement as it is made of a different grade of brass and has been plated at some time. Possibly a presentation as a silver nameplate on the cheekpiece is engraved “S. Gates / 1832”. Gates has not been identified. The circular ring silver thumb plate is unmarked. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with crusty rust around the breech. There are several small pieces of wood replaced and some small slivers missing along the forearm. There is a repaired break on the stock near the action. An area of wood near the action is lighter then the rest. Only a few of these sporting or Kentucky rifles are known. Ciak Collection 4-53322 (5,000-10,000)

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1059

EXTREMELY RARE HALL FLASK. 9-3/8″ tin body with compartments for powder and ball. The original leather carry band is around the middle. CONDITION: Retains traces of the black paint around the ends and on the soldered seam on one side. Light pitting and surface rust elsewhere. The leather is lightly flaked. Ciak Collection 4-53300 FS433 (6,000-8,000)

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1060

HALL NORTH MODEL 1833 CARBINE. Cal. .58 Rifled. 26-1/4″ rnd bbl. Has 25″ triangular bayonet/cleaning rod under the bbl and a trapdoor on the bottom of the stock for tools. The worm/ramrod extension is in its compartment but the other tool is not. Marked only “S. NORTH.” on top of the breechblock. There is no Hall marking. The inspector mark on the left side of the receiver is “AH”. Note the difference in markings and rifling from the standard Model 1833. All of these .58 caliber specimens were sent to Arkansas to arm the US Dragoons for the Mexican War and saw extensive service in that campaign. The rear bbl band is a replacement. The hammer spur has been replaced. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light to moderate pitting. The wood has been cleaned and lightly sanded. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53226 FS409 (1,200-1,800)

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1061

HALL NORTH MODEL 1833 CARBINE. Cal. .52 Smoothbore. 26-1/8″ rnd bbl. Marked “U.S / etc.” on top of the breechblock. The marking is badly disfigured with rust pitting. It has the sliding ramrod under the bbl, currently stuck with about 2-1/2″ beyond the end of the bbl. The bbl has been filed down and even. The hammer spur has been rewelded. No tools are in the compartment on the bottom of the stock. CONDITION: Brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting at the breech. The wood has been cleaned but is still generally good. The action is good. Ciak Collection 4-53213 FS410 (1,200-1,800)

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1062

SCARCE HALL FISHTAIL LEVER CARBINE. Cal. .54. 21″ rnd bbl. Marked “U.S / S.NORTH / MIDDTN / CONN. / 1840” on top of the breechblock. A faint inspector cartouche appears on the right side of the stock at the rear of the breech. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light to moderate pitting. The stock has been shattered through the action and repaired using new wood and filler. This has not been matched well. Ciak Collection 4-53222 FS405 (1,500-2,200)

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1063

HALL MODEL 1842 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 54. 21″ rnd bbl. Marked “U.S / S.NORTH / MIDLTN / CONN. / 1851” on top of the breechblock. “STEEL” on top of the receiver. The “WAT” cartouche on the right side of the stock is faint but readable. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with moderate pitting. Wood has normal dents and scratches plus some scorching near the buttplate. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53221 FS325 (1,500-2,250)

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1064

HALL MODEL 1824 RIFLE. Cal. 54. 32-1/2″ rnd bbl. Marked “J. H. HALL / H. FERRY / US / 1834” on top of the breechblock. CONDITION: Retains most of an old refinish, brown on the metal. Wood has been repaired, lightly sanded and refinished and there are new cracks and chips around the action. Action is good. Ciak Collection 4-53217 FS326 (1,500-2,000)

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1065

CONVERTED HALL MILITARY RIFLE WITH SLING. Cal. .54. 32-5/8″ rnd bbl. Dated 1834 on the breechblock. The other markings are somewhat thin and not completely readable. The sling is unmarked. CONDITION: Strong traces of original brown showing through the rust brown patina. The stock has several scrapes, scratches and dents but is still solid. The sling is very flaked. The action is fine. Ciak Collection 4-53219 FS420 (1,500-2,500)

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1066

HALL MODEL 1824 RIFLE. Cal. .54. 32-3/4″ rnd bbl. Marked “J. H. HALL / H. FERRY / U.S. / 1826” on top of the breechblock. CONDITION: Gray to brown patina except breechblock which is heavily pitted. Stock has some repairs and has been sanded and refinished. Mechanically good. Ciak Collection 4-53252 FS395 (2,000-4,000)

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1067

HALL MODEL 1819 CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 52. Conversion musket with 33” rnd bbl, standard off-set sights with North marked conversion breechblock and a large “MS” stamped at the breech end of the bbl, apparently signifying Massachusetts militia issue. It has the serpentine iron trigger guard and an altered original sling. The ramrod is missing. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains being a smooth brown patina on the bbl with dark brown patina on the receiver and breechblock with heavy pitting on the top side and has battered screws. Stock has a couple of cracks around the receiver and a replaced chip at the back of the receiver and retains a dark oil stained finish. Mechanics are fine. 4-52231 JR68 (500-1,000)

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1068

CONVERTED HALL MUSKET. Cal. .54. 32-5/8″ rnd bbl. All markings were removed when it was converted to percussion and the name “S. A. LIVINGSTON” is stamped twice on top of the action. CONDITION: Heavy rust patina overall. Minor chips and scratches on the wood. The action is fine. Ciak Collection 4-53218 FS421 (1,500-2,000)

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1069

HALL BAYONET. 16″ blade, 19″ overall. Standard Hall angular bayonet with Hall cut-out in socket for the Hall sight. CONDITION: Overall very good, two areas of pitting in cutting surface, most surface is gray with some original shine with scattered areas of black pitting. Ciak Collection 4-53299 JS12 (200-400)

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1070

EXTREMELY FINE JOHNSON MODEL 1836 US MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54. 8-1/2″ rnd bbl. Marked “U S. / R.JOHNSON. / MIDDN CONN / 1842” on the lock in front of the hammer. “W.A.T” and “SCB” cartouches on the left flat of the stock. CONDITION: Casehardening colors on the lock and bbl tang are dark. All other metal parts have been cleaned to bright with sharp inspector marks on the pan and front of the triggerguard. Wood has sharp edges and some light dents and scratches. 4-53422 FS511 (3,500-4,500)

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1071

CASED PAIR OF PISTOLS WITH NORTH-MARKED LOCKS. Cal. .50. 9-7/8″ oct bbls. The lockplates are marked “S. NORTH / Middletown.Con”. The hammers are unlike the dbl neck hammers normally found on North Dueling pistols. The frizzens on this pair have rollers, which are also unlike those found on North Duelers. The bbls do not have the cartouches at the rear. The workmanship and finish is not up to North standards. The case is very large and has been modified to accept these pistols. It is empty except for the pistols and some patches. CONDITION: The bbls have been polished and refinished but most of this has been removed. The other parts basically have a gray patina. One set trigger does not work. 4-52271 X18 (1,000-2,000)

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1072

CHRYSTIE SCOTTISH PISTOL. Cal. .58. 8-1/2″ part oct bbl. Marked “Jon.Chrystie / Doun” on the lockplate. There are silver plates on both sides of the grips, both have arms drawing a bow and arrow with “FORTUNA SEQUATUR” in an arch running from tip to tip on the bow. Other silver inlay are on the trigger, the pricker, bbl and in bands on the bottom of the frame. The bbl screw is not removable so the bottom of the bbl could not be checked. CONDITION: Fine overall with smooth metal and hints of blue on the bbl. The engraving is sharp. Mechanically excellent. Greene Coll. 4-53550 FS356 (6,000-7,000)

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1073

NORTH MODEL 1819 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. .54. 10″ rnd bbl. Dated 1822 at the rear of the lockplate. The lock mark is not readable due to the reconversion. Poor reconversion with incorrect hammer, hammer screw and safety. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting. The stock has numerous breaks and cracks. The action is good. 4-52205 FS334 (1,000-1,500)

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1074

NOCK FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL. Cal. .60. 11-7/8″ stepped bbl. Decorated for the Eastern market with silver wire inlay on the stock. Marked “Nock” on the lockplate and “London” on top of the bbl which has Birmingham proof marks. CONDITION: Moderate pitting overall, heavy on the lockplate, partially obscuring the marking. The brass has a dark patina. The wood has numerous cracks, chips and repairs. The silver wire inlay is fine. 4-52204 FS345 (800-1,500)

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1075

POTSDAM MODEL 1823 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. .62. SN 15. 9-1/4″ part oct bbl. Dated 1828 on the left sideplate. Marked “crown / Potsdam / G.S.” on the lockplate in front of the hammer. “crown / FW” proof marks appear on the left quarter flat and counterplate. Other crowns appear on the wood, triggerguard and sideplate. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light pitting around the flash hole, some minor dents and scratches along with a small chip on the left side the stock. The action is fine. 4-52208 FS335 (500-800)

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1076

LOT OF 2 FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. 1) Unmarked Assembled Pistol. Cal. .50. 3″ brass cannon-shaped bbl integral with frame. The frizzen does not cover the flash pan and stands 1/16″ above it. 2) Belgian Brass Bbl Pistol. Cal. .63. 5-11/16″ part oct bbl with defaced Belgian proof mark at rear. The stock has a triangular shape at the butt. CONDITION: 1) Dark patina with some corrosion on the brass. The stock is broken and repaired. The parts are functional but not workable due to alignment. 2) Dark patina with some corrosion on the brass. The stock has several repairs with minor chipping on the forearm. The hammer and frizzen are replacements and non-functional due to a difference in size between them and the associated parts. 4-52207 FS344 (500-1,000)

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1077

WONDERFUL PAIR OF CASED PERCUSSION CONSTABLE DUELING PISTOLS. Cal. About 46. NSN. Fine deluxe pair of duelers with sights. They have 10″ smooth bore oct Damascus bbls with a bead front sight and tiny fixed rear sight. The top flat is engraved “Constable Philadelphia”. The breech plug and top tang are beautifully engraved with fine foliate arabesque patterns and the breech plugs have one wide gold band and two narrow bands. The lockplates of the back action locks and hammers are also beautifully engraved and have the maker’s name along with a sliding safety. They have a single iron guide with stylish iron nose pipe on a Damascus rib on the bottom of the bbl. The tumblers have platinum blow out plugs and there is an engraved silver inlay below the tumbler. The trigger guards are serpentine shaped with finger rest and pineapple finial and are matching engraved. The pistols are mounted in beautiful burl walnut 1-piece half stocks with saw handles, raised side panels, flat diamond checkering and swelled butt with an engraved silver band around the edge. The bottom of the butt has a silver oval initial plate. The triggers are single set and the bottom of the bbls, under the forestock, have Birmingham proofs. Each pistol has a German silver tipped ebony ramrod. Accompanied by a fine original, rather plain, walnut casing that measures 20-1/4″ long x 9-5/16″ wide x 2-9/16″ deep and has a 2″ x 1-3/8″ brass plate in the lid. It has nicely dovetailed corners with a mortised brass lock and recessed hook & pin latches on each end. It is lined with dark green velvet and has a small maker’s label in the lid. The bottom is compartmented for the two pistols, a nut cracker ball mold, a Dixon 3-compartment flask, a hickory rammer/wiping rod with brass jag that conceals a screw. Also contains a walnut metal tipped wiping rod/rammer and two covered compartments. CONDITION: Extremely fine, shows little or no use, possibly unfired. Both pistols retain virtually all of their original brown Damascus pattern on the bbls and dark English style case colors on the locks and hammers. The trigger guards retain most of their bright niter blue. The stocks are sound showing light nicks & scratches and some light wear. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bores. The case has a couple of grain checks in the lid and shows light nicks, scratches and dings. The interior is lightly faded and soiled showing light to moderate wear. The flask has lost its leather covering. 4-53324 JR815 (15,000-25,000)

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1078

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE WITH REPLICA STOCK. Cal. .62. 12″ part oct bbl. SN 16. The replica buttstock has mounts with high copper content. The mounting lugs and spring are not standard configuration. Dated 1856 on the tail of the lockplate. CONDITION: The rear sight leaves are missing. The bbl tang and front swivel are broken. Moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl and loading assembly. The stock has minor cracks and chips plus a large section of replaced wood at the rear of the lock. The wood on the replica stock has been artificially aged with a heavy black varnish. The metal fixtures do not fit well. The top hook appears to be mounted upside down and the stock does not fit on the gun. 4-52187 FS330 (1,200-1,800)

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1079

JAPANESE MATCHLOCK PISTOL. Cal. About 58. NSN. Fine, high grade matchlock pistol with 11-3/4″ smoothbore rnd bbl with flat top, having deep engraving of flowers, birds & trees with two gold inlaid blossoms, six gold inlaid birds and a large design that resembles three commas connected. There are four Japanese characters at the chamber end of the bbl. It has typical crude rectangular sights. It has typical engraved brass lockplate and spring with long serpentine striker with loop trigger and a brass pan cover. It is mounted in a 1-piece dark, oak type, wood stock with three brass lined holes for the slow match. It also has brass escutcheons for the bbl pins and three chrysanthemum brass escutcheons on the left side of the grip. The bottom rear of the right grip bears the stamped number “1543” which appears to be identical to those numbers found stamped on U.S. Cartridge Company collection pieces. Overall length is approximately 18-1/2″. CONDITION: Very fine, the bbl retains about 95% strong brown finish with some scattered spots of pitting. Virtually all of the original gold is in the inlays. The brass retains a fine mellow patina. The ramrod is missing and there are some minor losses in the ramrod channel, otherwise the stock is sound and retains a fine dark finish. Mechanics are fine, dark bore. Greene Collection 4-53462 JR852 (2,000-3,000)

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1080

BLAIR AND SUTHERLANDS PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. about 75. Early conversion pistol with 9-1/8″ rnd bbl with full length top rib, fixed sights, front action lock with short teat at the rear, brass furniture, mounted in a 1-pc stock with raised teardrop side panels and smooth butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine, no original finish remain, being a light silver patina on the bbl and a medium patina on the lock and hammer. The brass has a medium to dark mustard patina. The stock has a couple of cracks around the rear lockplate screw, otherwise is fine with a smooth worn patina. Mechanics are fine, dark pitted bore. 4-52294 JR964 (300-500)

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1081

PAIR OF CONVERTED CONTINENTAL PISTOLS. Cal. .45. 8-13/16″ irregular bbl. The front 5-1/4″ of the bbl is round and the rest shows 5 flats with the edge on top grooved for sighting. There are no markings anywhere. The locks have been converted from flintlock using a bolster-type conversion with an oddly shaped hammer. The bbl bands have been reduced and braized to the current size. All surfaces have been refinished. CONDITION: Retains most of the refinish on the mounts, 50% on the bbls and lockplates. The stocks are smooth. Mechanically fine. 4-52270 FS357 (750-1,500)

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1082

CLARK PERCUSSION DERRINGER. Cal. .47. 4″ irregular bbl. Marked “L.S. Clark” on the lockplate, “London” on top of the bbl. The bottom of the bbl has Birmingham proof marks. The ramrod is an incorrect replacement. The replaced hammer is not engraved to match. CONDITION: Brown patina overall. The wood has been heavily repaired with some replacement wood and considerable fill on the left side. Mechanically needs adjustment. Greene Coll. 4-53551 (300-500)

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1083

HUNT IMPORT DERRINGER. Cal. .45. 5-13/16″ oct bbl. Marked “EDD HUNT / NEW YORK” on the lockplate, “LONDON” on the bbl. The bottom of the bbl has Birmingham proof marks and “J.E” maker’s mark. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate pitting around the nipple which is broken off. The stock is cracked through the front lockplate screw and the plate for this screw is missing the front half. The bbl is loose in its mount. 4-52206 FS347 (400-700)

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1084

HENRY DERINGER PISTOL. Cal. .46. 3″ ribbed bbl. Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELa ” on the lockplate and breech plug. The breech plug also has the “P” in a sunburst on the left quarter flat. The bbl is marked “C . CURRY / SAN FRANCo CALa / AGENT” on top. There are two German silver bands on the breech plug. The main spring and sear spring are missing. The hammer screw is broken. The hammer spur is poorly replaced. The foreend tip, ramrod pipe and large slivers of wood at the forearm are missing. The ramrod is missing. The reinforce under the lockplate is also missing. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with rust and pitting. The stock is split and missing pieces at the forearm. Ciak Collection 4-53227 FS448 (400-600)

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1085

PULMAN TRAVELER’S PISTOL. Cal. .52. 7-3/8″ oct bbl. Marked “PULMAN” on the lockplate, “DORCHESTER” on top of the bbl. The hammer is a replacement and slightly too large. The nipple is probably a replacement. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting on the bbl, heat blue on the breech plug, probably from removal from the nipple. The triggerguard and other fittings are smooth gray patina. The hammer spur is a replacement. The wood has several repairs, two of which on the forearm are not finished. 4-52201 FS346 (300-550)

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1086

UNIDENTIFIED PERCUSSION DBL BBL PISTOL. Cal. 12 ga. 7-3/4″ ribbed bbls. Unmarked entirely. Damascus bbls, brass furniture, probably Spanish. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Light surface rust overall, light pitting with good Damascus pattern showing. The wood has minor dents, scratches, a light crack at the bbl wedge. Mechanically needs work. 4-52189 X13 (200-300)

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1087

LOT OF 2 EUROPEAN PISTOLS. 1) French Conversion Martial Pistol. Cal. .74. SN 846. 7-7/8″ part oct bbl. Marks are unreadable due to cleaning and refinishing. 2) Unmarked Belgian Revolver. Cal. .37. 5-7/8″ oct bbl. Engraved frame, bone grips. CONDITION: 1) Rust brown patina with light pitting overall. The stock has heavy black varnish, obscuring the markings. 2) Acid cleaned to gray with moderate pitting. The grips have rust stains and light cracks. Mechanically needs work. 4-52359 FS338 (300-500)

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1087A.

EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT OFFICIAL DOCUMENT FROM THE U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION “OLD IRONSIDES”. Undoubtedly the most famous ship in the history of the U.S. Navy is the U.S. Constitution. To our knowledge, this is the only U. S. Constitution artifact to be offered at public auction in recent years. This book is the official Watch and Quarter Bills of the U.S. Frigate Constitution and is so titled on its cover. It consists of 32 pages (including the front and back covers) about 10” wide by 12-3/4” tall, sewn along its spine with heavy twisted thread. The first 12 pages consist of the Watch Bills, indicating to which watch each man on the ship is assigned. The last of these pages is titled “Idlers” and consists of the personnel who had no assigned watch, including Jacob Jones – Commodore, Foxhall A. Parker – Lt. Commandant, Geo. Washington Storer – First Lieut, James Ferguson – Sailing Master, and thirteen other men. The next pages are the Quarter Bills and they designate where each officer and sailor is quartered and to what duties they are assigned and under what circumstances. For instance, 5th Lieut. Samuel L. Breese was Captain of the 4th Watch. He also commanded the Gun Deck 1st Division, and in the event that an enemy ship was to be boarded, he commanded the Musket Men of the 2nd Division of Boarders. Similarly detailed assignments are made for all the critical crewmen and officers. This book is a historical treasure – it is a detailed record of how the manpower and resources on the Constitution were allocated and under what conditions – watch, battle, boarding, etc. This book was a working document, as demonstrated by the many entries for which names were crossed out, and new names were substituted. These amendments likely represent changes in duties due to promotion, transfers, death, disability, etc. There are few pages that do not bear at least one such amendment.

The U.S. Navy’s records of the Constitution’s assignments, commanders, etc are quite accessible, so it is possible to date this rare document to the exact tour of duty on which it was written and used. Jacob Jones is listed as the ship’s captain from 1818-1823; however, during the first 3 years of this period, the ship was being repaired and refitted in Boston. The Constitution was re-commissioned in 1821 and under Commodore Jacob Jones, it served as the flagship of the American fleet in the Mediterranean until 1823, a position that it continued to fill for another two cruises in the following years with a succession of captains. We can therefor confidently date this Watch and Quarter Bill to the 1821-1823 tour of duty under Commodore Jacob Jones, Lieutenant Commandant Foxhall A. Parker, and First Lieutenant George Washington Storer.

As noted, the man who was third in command during this tour of duty was First Lieutenant George Washington Storer. A brief Internet search shows that Storer was an officer on the Independence during the war of 1812 and by 1843 he was the commandant of the Naval Yard at Portsmouth, NH. George Washington Storer was the nephew of Colonel Tobias Lear, also from Portsmouth, NH – Washington’s personal and military secretary. He was named for the President and as a baby; he was blessed by Washington when the former President visited the Lear home. This wonderful document has descended directly through Storer’s family for these 180-odd years. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire an authentic and historically important document from “Old Ironsides”, the most famous ship in the U.S. Navy. CONDITION: stitched binding is intact, and although there are some stains and light soiling, these are confined primarily to the outsides of the covers. Leaves are complete with a little edge wear and slight dog-earing, primarily on the first few leaves. Overall, very good condition. 4-53600 (35,000-45,000)

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1088

REVOLUTIONARY WAR NAVAL SPEAKING TRUMPET OF CAPTAIN ABRAHAM LEWIS, COMMANDER OF THE COLONIAL WARSHIP LADY WASHINGTON. This wonderful Revolutionary War speaking trumpet was the subject of a television show called History Detectives – episode 104, and a videotape of the mini-documentary accompanies this lot. To authenticate the trumpet, the producers of the show researched colonial military records in the Library of Congress, visited the curator of the Navy Museum for historical perspective, and submitted the trumpet to the Smithsonian Institution for forensic examination. The Navy Museum has only one speaking trumpet in its collection, and it dates to a later period in history, when the construction of such items was more standardized. This particular speaking trumpet is much earlier and was probably custom-made to Captain Lewis’ specifications. It is quite large, compared to the later megaphone-type example in the Navy Museum, and would have efficiently amplified the captain’s voice so his orders could be heard the full length of the ship. The forensics researchers at the Smithsonian Institution analyzed the paint and metal using electron microscopy, X-rays, etc. Their analyses indicate that the lead paint, the iron material in the trumpet and the means of construction are all consistent with fabrication in the 1700’s. The numerous X-ray transparencies made at the Smithsonian’s labs accompany this trumpet, and clearly show its construction, including a modern repair. The trumpet is collapsible and is 29-1/2” long when closed and 46” long when extended with a bell that is about 13” in diameter. Painted on the bell in old gold paint is the inscription: “This Trumpet was used by Cap. Lewis in the Revolutionary War in a Row Galley between West Point and Fort Washington”. The exterior of the trumpet is painted a dark green and the interior of the bell is painted with red lead.

As a result of the historical research conducted at the Library of Congress, we know the following about this great artifact: This speaking trumpet was used by Captain Abraham Lewis, the captain of the Lady Washington – a row-galley based at Fort Montgomery. It patrolled the Hudson River between West Point and Fort Washington to prevent the passage of British ships. Rivers were the most efficient means by which the military could move troops and supplies in the interior of the country, so the Lady Washington’s mission was a critically important one. It was one of three such ships ordered by George Washington and built for the navy of the American colonists. The ship was about 70-80 feet in length and 20 feet in beam with a round bottom. It was a sailing ship, but it could also be propelled and maneuvered by means of oars, which was an important advantage in battle. It was ideally suited to operate on a river, where currents, fickle winds and narrow confines could hinder a conventional sailing ship. The Lady Washington was very heavily armed with cannons of many sizes, including two 18-pounders, two 12-pounders, two 9-pounders and an assortment of smaller cannons. With its formidable firepower and superior maneuverability, it was a fearsome warship indeed. During one particular battle cited in the History Detectives show, Captain Lewis brought the Lady Washington to the aid of another Colonial ship that had been destroyed by the British, rescued the crew and transported them up-river to safety. This speaking trumpet was no doubt a valuable aid in engagements such as this one, allowing the rowers and gunners to hear their captain’s orders amid the din of battle. This is a one-of-a-kind, historically important artifact of the Revolutionary War and would be a wonderful addition to the holdings of any American historical museum or advanced collector.

CONDITION: Modern repair to the metal between the large tapered tube of the lower section and the flared bell. Metal was added to bridge a damaged area about 2” in length, and part of the seam of the tapered tube has been re-sealed. Flared mouth of the bell is constructed of four pieces and the seams joining these appear to have been resoldered at some time, as well. Paint on the trumpet is alligatored, consistent with its age. Gold inscription is somewhat thin and darkened, but is quite legible and attractive. 4-51537 SO14 (5,000-10,000)

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1089

FINE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS MAP HORN. 12-5/8″ long with domed wood plug and chip carved carrying ring. This horn, which has the British coat of arms on one side, is engraved to the right of that symbol “Richard Montague / his horne / made at Fort W, m Henry / Oct’r ye 18th AD 1756 / by him R* M* Charles towne Fort”. Starting at the plug end of the horn there are two rivers shown. One is the “Connecticut River” which has some tributaries and marks. The first is “Ft * / Dummer” opposite the entry to the “AShwilot / R”. Going up the river are “West Ft” across the river between “1” and “No 2”. This is followed by “No 3”, “Cold / River”, “No 4 Fort” and “Charles / towne”. The opposite side of the river is marked “HampShire Grants” and has “Road to Lyman’s Ft / Gt / Falls”. “Williams R” is near the “Road to Lyman’s Ft”. The other river starts just above Albany with the first tributary being the “Mohoag R” with the “Hosack R” nearly opposite. There is a square at the end of the “Hosack” River marked “Benning / town”. A road along side the river goes through “H’f Moon”, “Stillwater” and “St Miller” before crossing the river above “Baaten / Kill” at “Lyman’s Ft” and continues on to “Ft. / Wm / Henry” where the road ends. The river continues with several tributaries. Above “Ft. Wm Henry” is “Carillon / Fort”, “Crown Pt” and, across the river, “Fort / St Frederic”. Above this there are numerous tributaries with names, some familiar, some not. Richard Montague was quite famous. He served on Washington’s staff during the early campaigns of the war. He was one of the founders of Leverett, Massachusetts, and died there in 1794. He was with the Minutemen at Lexington and a considerable biography of him is attached to the horn. During the French and Indian War he served with Roger’s Rangers, operating out of Crown Point. Note that on the horn what we now know as Ft. Ticonderoga was called Ft. Carillon, the original French name when it was built. CONDITION: This is possibly a commemorative horn as it shows no wear from carrying. There are a number of holes in the plug from the various staples, nails, etc. used for the carrying strap. One of the teeth on the collar is chipped off. There is minor wear at the base but no insect damage. Greene Coll. 4-53544 (8,500-12,500)

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1090

VERY RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR BOSTON MAP HORN . 12″ horn marked “NATHAN + WORDEN + HIS HORN / MADE AT ROXBURY DECEMBER 6TH + 1775”. The carving features ships on a river, probably the Charles river, fish, horses, buildings, forts, a lion and unidentified features, also areas surrounding Boston such as “Docerter” (Dorochester) “Brockline” (Brookline). The end is plugged with a domed light wood plug attached with iron brads. The nozzle end is carved with three rings, a carrying ring spacer and several levels of chipped carving. CONDITION: Generally very good. Ciak Collection 4-53302 (8,000-12,000)

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1091

MAP HORN. 12-3/4″ light weight horn with British coat of arms. Marked “THoS. / ARROWSMITH / HIS-HORN” inside a rectangular box with 1759 in the corners. Apparently, New York, Albany, “Skanectady”, and Half Moon all on the same river around the bottom of the horn. Not all of the towns, forts, etc. are identified or recognized from the inscriptions. Papers accompanying the horn include pages from various books outlining Arrowsmith’s military career, mostly in the Revolutionary War. A report of the New York Historian covers his service in the French and Indian Wars, the period of this horn. The flat wood plug is carved “W.M / T”, the meaning of which is not known. There are two holes in a slight raised portion of the rim of the base for the carrying thongs. CONDITION: Heavily worn to the left of the coat of arms, the side which would be against a right-handed person’s body when carried. One small area which is almost worn through. Some minor insect damage to the body and some flaking at the base. Paint on the base is also flaked. 4-51395 FS452 (3,000-6,000)

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1092

LARGE EARLY BENT WOOD CANTEEN. 7-1/4″ diameter. 2-1/4″ thick black painted canteen has white painted 2″ high letters “M.S.” on one side, 7/16″ branded letters “N-R” on the opposite and the cut initials “LPL” also on the reverse. CONDITION: One of the carrying strap holders is broken and badly flaked, the others are good. There is a slight crack in the front side. The black paint shows little wear except on the edges. The markings are very faded. Ciak Collection 4-53285 FS450 (500-800)

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1093

LOT OF 3 BENT WOOD CANTEENS. 1) 6″ diameter, painted Williamsburg blue with 1/3 overlap using iron nails. 2) 6-3/8″ diameter with short overlap. Blue/green paint. Iron nails. Standing proud due to loss of leather strap. 3) 5-1/2″ diameter. Red painted with slightly domed side and short overlap. The carrying strap is missing but the position is marked with corrosion. CONDITION: 1) Sides slightly shrunken and gaps between them and the surrounding wood. 2) Water stain on oneside, scratches on the other. Generally sound with good seams. 3) Good with tight seams and minor scratches. Ciak Collection 4-53284 FS449 (900-1,200)

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1094

LOT OF 4 EARLY CANTEENS. 1) Bent wood strapped 7-3/4″ x 7-7/8″ oval flask with large wooden plug. Has numerous initials carved on each end and what is probably commemorative date of 1760 on one end. 2) 5″ diameter round flask with finger-lap bent wood bands. One end has two sets of initials carved “E.L.H.” and “G.L.H”. The first is considerably older than the second. 3) 8″ x 4-1/2″ oval canteen with iron bands and wood stop. No markings. 4) 7-1/2″ diameter, 4″ thick canteen with iron bands. Spurious “U STATES” markings on one side. CONDITION: 1) The finger-lap bands are all broken at the bottom and all missing pieces. Has been revarnished. 2) Fine. 3) Cracks along joints with some rubs and friction losses. The bands are rusty. 4) Retains traces of an old refinish. The leather carrying strap is broken and badly frayed. Ciak Collection 4-53251 FS510 (600-900)

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1095

MISC. EARLY MILITARY AND LEATHER MERCHANDISE. Lot consists of: A very early powder keg made of oak with four narrow iron bands, it is 9-1/2″ long and about 6″ in diameter with a center top bung CONDITION: extremely fine; Very early military cartridge box with buff colored leather shoulder strap, about 10″ long, 4″ high, 3″ thick with wooden block with holes for 29 paper cartridges CONDITION: worn and stiff with crackled surface, repaired flap, strap with rodent damage, soil and old repair; Unmarked powder horn, greenish cow horn, about 17″, domed plug with square nails and integral hanger CONDITION: fine; Flat priming horn about 7″ x 3-1/4″ with crude initials “WMK” and a deer CONDITION: fine; Flat priming horn about 12″ x 3-1/4″ with carved spout with turned plug and initials “JRM” and the name “JACOB R.” and what appears to be “MAYSILLES” CONDITION: fine; Flat priming horn with fancy raised carved spout end, 6-1/4″ x 2-5/8″ CONDITION: fine; early hunting bag with decorated front and flap with numerous shoe eyelets installed CONDITION: dry and crackled, minor rodent damage, broken front strap, otherwise fine; Early hunting bag containing a bullet mold, old piece of beeswax, tow and a small homemade screwdriver with deer antler handle, it has a shoulder strap with integral hanger for its original dark small powder horn, it has a small leather rosette on the strap secured with copper harness rivet that has positions for 16 percussion caps, 6 of which are present CONDITION: dry and mildewed but intact; Old leather shot pouch with sewn edges and a brass neck attached with a copper rivet CONDITION: dry and flexed with a tear near the spout. Ciak Collection 4-53278 JR948 (500-1,000)

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1096

EARLY CARTRIDGE BOX. 4″ x 8-3/4″ x 3″ leather covered wood block has holes for twenty-five .69 caliber cartridges. Half of the holes are stuffed with newspaper fragments, possibly from period cartridges. Has a woven cloth shoulder strap. By family tradition, this was carried by Steven Green but no documentation accompanied. The tie-down flap is missing. CONDITION: The back is worn through and fragmented. The flap has light cracks. The carrying strap is held together by one edge thread. Greene Collection 4-53546 FS438 (400-600)

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1097

LEATHER AND NETTING GAME BAG. The leather flap is decorated with doves on either side of a hanging game scene. There are two layers of netting with 4″ fringe around the outer edge. The shoulder strap has a metal buckle. CONDITION: The flap is slightly wrinkled but still supple and intact. The leather back is flaked and cracked with small holes. The shoulder strap is lightly cracked. The netting is dirty but still fine. Ciak Collection 4-53268 FS435 (400-600)

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1098

BOOK AND EPAULETTES OF GENERAL O. O. HOWARD. General Oliver Otis Howard, after his career in the Army, founded Howard University in Washington D.C. He was also the first Chief of the Freedmen Bureau, Superintendent of West Point, and founder of the Bank for Blacks in Washington D.C. He received the Metal of Honor at the Battle of Seven Pines where he lead his troop although he had two horses shot and right arm amputated by bullets. There are many pages of documentation on Howard and his accomplishments, mostly from the internet. His 2-star epaulettes in their original Japanned tin box. There is a picture showing him wearing these epaulettes. The book Famous Indian Chiefs I Have Known was printed in New York in 1908, the second printing of this title. CONDITION: The cover of the book is worn with dirty edges but generally clean inside. The epaulettes are excellent. The case has a hacksaw cut on the lid, not near the hinge or lock. It retains about 90% of the Japanned finish. 4-52096 FS506 (3,000-5,000)

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1099

UNIDENTIFIED U.S. SHAKO. Size 7. 5″ crown with black plume, large eagle with crossed musket and shield, crossed rifles on the chin strap buttons. CONDITION: Generally good. The bill has wrinkled from heat. The top also has minor checking and heat damage. The oil cloth liner shows only slight wear. The tie string is broken. 4-52360 FS508 (500-1,500)

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1100

CIVIL WAR CARTRIDGE POUCH. Made in Lewiston, Maine in 1863 according to a partially readable maker’s stamp on the inner flap. The tin liners are missing. A tag claims this is a knapsack carried by Steven Green during the Civil War. It contains a cap tin, two paper cartridges of different sizes, the end of a shotgun cleaning rod, a bone-handled toothbrush marked “J. GOODALL / LONDON” and a rock. CONDITION: The case and carrying strap are badly flaked and very brittle. The cleaning rod is corroded. The toothbrush is very worn. The cap tin, which contains a gray powder, has minor rust stains on the label but is otherwise fine. The cartridges are good but both have extra ties at weak spots. Greene Collection 4-53545 FS439 (400-600)

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1101

LOT OF MISCELLANEOUS LEATHER HUNTING ITEMS. 1) Large leather game bag. 12″ x 15″ with sawtooth fringe and punched hole venting. The carrying strap has been reriveted. 2) Leather hunting pouch with powder horn and measure. 9″ x 9″ 2-compartment leather pouch with single flap. The 8-1/2″ horn is plain and is attached to the carrying strap. The powder measure is also attached to the carrying strap with a homemade copper chain. The tie-down button is missing. 3) 7″ x 7″ leather pouch. 4) Unidentified cartridge pouch. The leather pouch is unmarked and contains twenty-four soldered tin tubes of approximately .58 caliber. The belt loop/carrying strap is missing. A brush and vent prick are attached with a German silver chain. 5) Unidentified cartridge pouch. Missing one end entirely. The leather carrying strap has an iron buckle. CONDITION: 1) The flap is torn on both sides and reglued. The straps are badly flaked with little finish remaining. The front and rear panels are good. 2) The carrying strap has been reattached and is nearly broken in two. The case is fair. The horn has minor insect damage and some splits but is still sound. 3) Partially unsewn with scuffs and cracks. 4) Leather is badly flaked with some seams loose. A metal catch is riveted to the flap and the bottom of the case. 5) Poor, the carrying strap is nearly torn in two and is very fragile. Ciak Collection 4-53288 FS437 (300-700)

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1102

LOT OF HALL RIFLE PARTS. 1) Pistol made out of a converted Hall breechblock. The crudely carved pistol grip is fastened to the breechblock by a brass strap, a nail and two screws. 2) Converted action. Dated 1834. Includes side plates for the action. The breechblock is complete with catch and converted hammer. The pan is intact but the screw lug has been ground off. 3) Breechblock lacking the main spring and catch. Dated 1831. CONDITION: 1) Heavily rusted. The spur of the hammer is broken off and missing. The stock has broken and is nailed back together. Mechanically functional. 2) Rust brown patina overall with some battering on the left side. 3) Rust brown patina overall with some battering on the top jaw and screw. Ciak Collection 4-53242 FS436 (600-1,000)

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1102A.

“FIRST LIGHT INFANTRY” CARTRIDGE BOX. The 2-flap leather pouch contains 2 tin cartridge holders, a German silver shield on the outer flap has an enameled “F.L.I.” marking and is surrounded by a gilt brass ring 3-7/8″ in diameter. CONDITION: Fair, the inner flap is good but the back panel and both flaps are unsewn. The front flap is chipped and worn on the edges and cracked on the surfaces. One belt loop is missing entirely and the other one is present but fastened only to a fragment of the outer lining. 4-52097 FS363 (500-1,500)

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1103

FABULOUS PRESENTATION GRADE CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICERS SWORD. Minty 31-1/2” frosted blade with blank presentation panel and large “CS” and floral motifs etched in 18” panels on the blade. Only minor stains on the blade. Hilt is rose pattern, 1850 staff style with cast “CS”. Pommel is Boyle & Gamble in style and decoration. Hilt is plain quillion and a two-digit number stamped on bottom of guard (also Boyle & Gamble style). Grip is near perfect with 95% leather worn through only at high spots. Twisted copper wire is complete. Original brass scabbard is repaired at old crack between bottom mount and drag. Similar Confederate made scabbard is a known Leech & Rigdon cavalry officer’s saber.

This sword was originally in collection on Long Island where it originated from a Union Veteran’s souvenirs. This is a unique, all original Confederate staff officer’s sword that exhibits features of several Confederate manufacturers. Unfortunately, this sword is unsigned but with a little research the maker can possibly be determined. A showpiece for the most advanced collection. 8-75982 JS7 (35,000-45,000)

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1104

CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICERS SWORD. Made by Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, VA for Mitchell & Tyler of Richmond, VA. 29-1/2” blade is etched with patriotic motifs including “CS” and rarely encountered mottoes “Hope” in a shield and a ribbon with “Victory or Death”. CONDITION: Blade etch is only 50% plus remaining but both mottos are easily read as is “CS” and part of maker, “Boyle & Gamble” is partially readable at ricasso. Grip is perfect, complete leather and wire. Hilt is perfect with sharp detail in basket including a star over “CS”. The small twisted wire and longer ricasso are typical of Mitchell & Tyler products. Scabbard is complete with correct grips mounts of Boyle & Gamble manufacture. Drag appears to be old replacement. 8-75979 JS4 (12,000-15,000)

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1105

CONFEDERATE MCELROY ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. 35-1/2″ blade. 41″ overall. Excellent example of the rarely found maker marked McElroy saber. “W.J. MCELROY, GA.” is cast into pommel cap. Inspector marks “RMC” are stamped in the underside of the guard, presumably the initials of Richard M. Cuyler, the superintendent of the Macon Arsenal. These inspector’s marks are found only on McElroy cavalry sabers and bronze cannons from the Macon Arsenal, and McElroy is known to have sold Sabers directly to the Macon Arsenal. Stopped fullered blade with typical long taper to point. Grip is carved wood with large single copper wire. Grip appears to never have had a leather wrap, only polished wood. Brass grip and pommel are cleaned. There are probably fewer than 10 marked examples of this sword. CONDITION: About 1/2″ blade tip broken. Shows old sharpening, scattered pitting. 4-53357 JS3 (10,000-15,000)

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1106

NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER. Fine example of popular C.S. sword that is pictured on page 153 of “American Swords – A Photographic Guide for Collectors”. CONDITION: 35” blade is gray/black with pitting along most of surface. Grip retains almost all of its original leather, though all wire is missing. Hilt has fine, rich patina, as do scabbard throat and ring mounts. Original leather washer is also present. Two old tags are glued to top of scabbard stating “Captured from Rebel cavalryman at the Battle of Wilderness May 5, 1864”. Scabbard retains much of its original black paint. This is an excellent example of a scarce Confederate cavalry officer’s saber with capture history and it is published and would be a difficult example to upgrade. 8-75978 JS3 (15,000-20,000).

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1107

CONFEDERATE DOG RIVER CAVALRY SABER. Excellent example of attic condition sword with 35” blade. Blade is gray and bright with scattered areas of pitting. Hilt is serial numbered 119, as is pommel cap. Grip is near perfect with 98% original leather and twisted copper wire. Scabbard is typical Columbus, GA type with large lead soldered seam covering lapped over sheet iron scabbard body and soldered iron drag. Ring mounts on scabbard are brass. Throat is missing. This is a fine example of a Confederate Cavalry saber in unusually excellent condition overall. Possibly a product of Louis Haimann & Bros in Columbus, GA. 8-75981 JS6 (6,500-8,500)

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1108

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. Sword made by DeWitt of Columbus, Georgia. Blade is 30-3/4″ long. 36-1/4″ overall. Hilt exhibits snakes. This is a unique and scarce Confederate pattern. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned and pitted. Hilt and pommel are cleaned. Grip is leather covered by twisted wire. Top of pommel shows tool marks and hilt is loose. 4-53423 JS5 (5,000-6,000)

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1109

CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICERS SWORD MADE BY LOUIS FROELICH AT THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY AT KENANSVILLE, NC. 31-1/2” blade is gray smooth with scattered areas of light pitting. Hilt is perfect with cutout “CSA”. Hilt, pommel, throat and brass scabbard mounts exhibit nice attic mustard colored patina. Grip is untouched with all original copper/brass wire. Leather under wire is about half present though dry and cracking. Roman numeral XV is cut into throat. Though not matching – patinas are identical and have obviously been together for a great long time. Scabbard tip and drag are professionally restored. Otherwise this is a fine attic condition sword and scabbard. 8-75980 JS5 (10,000-15,000)

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1110

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER. Made by the Confederate States Armory at Kenansville, NC. Nice attic condition example of a popular Confederate sword. 35” blade overall is gray with scattered pitting. CONDITION: Excellent mustard color patina to the hilt and brass mounts on scabbard. Roman numeral XLIII is cut into edge of hilt and top of brass scabbard throat. Grip was carved after leather and wire were removed. Cavalryman who carried it probably did this. Carved grip retains a good patina. Scabbard retains some original paint with large patches of pitting. 8-75977 JS2 (5,000-8,000).

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1110A.

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER, WOOD SCABBARD VARIETY. This sword is thought to be a product of either Kraft, Goldschmidt & Kraft (KG & K) of Columbia, SC or Marshall of Atlanta, GA. Marshall is known to have made these wood scabbards.

Sword has 33-3/4” unstopped, fullered blade. Hilt is 3-branched 1860 style; grip is wood with single iron wire wrap. No leather remains or was ever present. Scabbard is wood and pinned with copper pins. Mounts are sheet iron (tin) with brass bands. Drag is sheet iron with brass blade. CONDITION: Blade has several chips in cutting edge, pitted and cleaned. Scabbard has a couple age cracks, but is excellent for wood scabbard. Good patina to wood and mounts. 8-75976 JS1 (6,000-9,000).

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1111

CONFEDERATE FIELD AND STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD. Sword made by Boyle and Gamble of Richmond, Virginia. 30-1/2″ blade. 36″ overall. Hilt exhibits floral and corn motifs with star over “CS” inside a wreath. CONDITION: Blade shows typical Boyle and Gamble “fault” which in actuality is a line showing where steel has been braised to iron. Blade is gray with scattered pitting, traces of blade etch are visible. Hilt and pommel exhibits nice mustard patina. Carved wood grip retains about 15% original leather and all of its original single twisted brass wire. Nice original example of popular Confederate Field Officer’s sword. 4-53360 JS4 (5,000-6,000)

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1112

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER. This is the type associated with the maker Louis Haiman, Columbus, Georgia. Blade is 35-1/2″. 43-1/2″ overall in scabbard. Scabbard exhibits brass ring mounts, iron drag and a large lead solder seam which is correct for this sword and pattern. Accompanied by a letter from The Sword Depot dated Oct. 10, 2003 identifying this sword as being made by Haiman. CONDITION: Blade is gray and uncleaned. Several nicks in cutting edge. Grip is oil cloth with iron wire. Hilt exhibits chocolate colored untouched patina as do ring mounts to scabbard. Scabbard is brown and pitted overall, missing throat. Overall a nice untouched attic condition example of a the popular “Dog River” cavalry saber. 4-53356 JS6 (4,000-5,000)

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1113

VERY RARE KRAFT, GOLDSCHMIDT & KRAFT STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS CONFEDERATE SWORD W/ SCABBARD. The guard and the pommel are decorated with K.G.&K.’s unique combination of laurel leaves and oak leaves, and the guard features a pierced “CS” embedded in the oak leaves, conforming to fig. 21-A in Albaugh’s “Photographic Supplement…”. The hilt, pommel, and especially knuckleguard are roughly finished with casting marks, mold seams, and file marks evident. The grip is leather covered and wrapped with a single strand of wire. The blade is unmarked and not etched and atypical of K G & K swords. The fullers exhibit variations in width/depth. The fullering and ricasso of this blade are atypical of this maker. The scabbard is iron with brass throat, mounts, and drag and not a K G & K scabbard. Size: 42” overall from pommel to drag. 34” long blade with 3/8” wide unstopped fullers. CONDITION: Overall good. Brass parts of the hilt are roughly finished, as they usually are, but in good condition. Blade is dark with mottled stains and cleaned pitting. Scabbard has a number of dents and the iron body has been refinished over pitting. Lower mount has a repair at its lower edge and some rust is visible between the mount and scabbard. 4-51234 (14,000-18,000)

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1114

LEECH & RIGDON TYPE FOOT OFFICERS SWORD W/ SCABBARD. The guard, pommel and grip are similar to that illustrated in Albaugh’s “Photographic Supplement…” Fig 22-C. The top left surface of the guard features a cast “CS” in oval, the grip is leather-covered and wrapped with dbl twisted strands of brass wire. The blade with unstopped fullers, is plain with no stamps or etchings. The foreign-made sheath is of one-piece leather construction, stitched at the spine, and fitted with brass mounts. The leather is embossed with two lines on each side, conforming to the shape of the sheath. The mounts are bordered with fine grooves and are otherwise unadorned. The throat and tip are each attached with a single screw at the back and the center mount is attached with a pin at the spine. While the sword appears to be a Leech & Rigdon Confederate foot officer’s sword, we cannot and will not guarantee that. Size: 37-1/2” overall incl. drag. 32” long blade. CONDITION: Leather wrap is worn through in two places on the right side of the grip – the wire wrap is intact. There are some dents in the pommel, though the hilt and guard are good overall. Blade exhibits light pitting and staining, but has no nicks or chips. Scabbard mounts have a dark reddish patina, and most of the leather’s finish is alligatored and/or flaked. 4-51233 (9,500-11,500)

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1115

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. Imported by Courtney and Tennent of Charleston, South Carolina. Made by Mole in England. 20″ blade. 25″ overall with scabbard. Blade marked “COURTNEY AND TENNENT, CHARLESTON, SC”. Edge of blade marked “MOLE”. CONDITION: Blade is bright with scattered black staining. About 60% of marking is discernable. Compressed leather grip has some chipping on reverse. Mustard colored patina to hilt. Scabbard broken in half, retains both brass mounts which are lacquered. 4-53358 JS2 (4,500-5,000)

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1116

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 21″ blade. 26-1/2″ overall length. Pommel marked with “CSN” and fluted anchor opposite. Classic Confederate cutlass with nice chocolate colored patina to hilt. CONDITION: Blade is brown and about 25% pitted. Blade shows areas of lamination, typical of this pattern. A fine original example of this popular pattern in attic condition. 4-53359 JS1 (3,000-3,500)

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1117

RARE CONFEDERATE GRISWOLD PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 1804. Seldom encountered revolver with 7-3/8” rnd dragoon style bbl and Colt style rammer latch. It has a brass frame with brass trigger guard and back strap and replacement 2-pc stained wooden grips. The trigger guard and back strap, under the grip have the Roman numeral assembly number “XVI”. CONDITION: Fair to good. All matching including the wedge, except the grips, which are replacements. Iron retains an even dark brown patina with some fine light surface pitting. There are some hammer marks around the wedge slot. Cylinder has a couple of nicks, otherwise is a smooth even patina and the safety pins are still evident. Frame and grip frame retain an even medium dark mustard patina with some old file marks behind the trigger guard and on the front strap. Frame screws are battered and the hammer screw appears to be a replacement. Wedge screw is missing. It appears that the trigger return spring is broken or missing, otherwise the mechanics are fine. Bore is dark and crusty but may clean. Grips have a chipped toe and show moderate to heavy wear. 4-51987 JR731 (12,500-17,500)

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1117A.

RARE CONFEDERATE USED MORSE CARBINE. Cal. 50 CF. SN 440. Greenville production, 3rd type with action locked by a latch which engages an iron section of the breechblock. These rare carbines numbered less than 1,000 and were used by both state militia and regular Confederate forces. It has a 20″ rnd bbl with small brass dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. The most distinguishing feature is the unusual brass frame with integral trigger guard and finger rest that resembles a small loop lever. It has a sliding iron breech block that is toggle linked to the brass, lifting breech and secured with the aforementioned sliding iron latch. The hammer has a long checkered spur and is inset in the frame under a removable sideplate. It has a long wood forearm with brass nose cap, a ramrod, stud near the muzzle and a brass guide for the ramrod. The ramrod is missing. It has a flat-sided slab stock with thick brass buttplate, and has a “C” inspector mark just below the lower tang. CONDITION: No original finish remains with the iron being a medium gray/brown patina with scattered very fine light surface spotting. Brass retains a medium mellow patina and shows moderate wear with a few nicks, dings & scratches. Forearm has a couple of hairlines around the pins, otherwise is sound and retains a worn dark patina. Stock is sound with usual moderate to heavy use & handling marks with a 1/4″ wide wear spot just below the lower tang. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-53601 JR1056 (9,000-15,000)

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1118

SCARCE KERR PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 452. English made revolver of the type purchased by the Confederacy. It has a 5-5/8″ oct bbl, tall post brass front sight, flat top frame with a 1-piece checkered walnut grip. The right side has a long curved back action lock with side mounted hammer. It has a 5-shot cylinder with London Armory markings on the left side of the frame and lockplate. The Kerr Patent markings on the right side of the frame are nearly obliterated. The butt cap has a stud & swivel. CONDITION: About very good, retains most of an old refinish with a few very scattered tiny spots of rust. The lockplate is moderate to heavily pitted. The grip is fine with a chip back of the lockplate. Single action seems to function well, dbl action moves only the cylinder. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-52295 JR841 (1,500-2,500)

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1119

RARE GEORGE WHEELER MODEL 1798 CONTRACT MUSKET. Cal. .69. 43-7/8″ rnd bbl. Marked “WHEELER’S MANUFACTORY. 12. VA. RECT. CLCUCESTER.” on top of the bbl, and “VIRGINIA” on the lockplate. The use of a “C” for a “G” and “O” on the hand-stamped bbl marking is likely due to lost or broken dies, as the barrel markings of a Robinson-altered Wheeler pictured on pages 174 and 175 of “Confederate Carbines and Musketoons” are made with the very same substitutions. Please note that the “12” is likely an error by the person doing the stamping, as “21” was the correct regiment number. Wheeler was in Stevensburg, Virginia, and delivered 1,000 muskets of this style in 1803. They are considered to be very rare today and it is difficult to find one in any condition. Only a handful are known to exist and this is one of the most complete specimens known. This musket is well worth restoring. The sideplate has two S’s stamped inside with a filed VIIII. This is also stamped on the wood under the sideplate. A similar marking IIIV is filed across the top of the lockplate and adjoining pan. “N C” is carved into the right side of the buttstock and “11 / E / W, JLC” on the left. The forearm has been cut off at the rear band and all parts forward of that are missing – likely a Confederate alteration to reduce weight, as the musket is still muzzle-heavy. Wheeler Manufactory muskets are very rare, and most known specimens are Confederate alterations and conversions. This very possibly was Confederate used during the Civil War. 1861 documents record the issue of flints to VA troops who carried flintlock muskets. This example is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Giles Cromwell, author of “The Virginia Manufactory of Arms”. Mr. Cromwell states that in about 35 years of examining Southern made firearms, he has only ever encountered about 4 other Wheeler firearms. CONDITION: Top jaw and screw, tang screw and triggerguard screws are replacements. Lower buttplate screw is missing. Gray patina with moderate to heavy pitting. Stock has been broken behind the lockplate and forward of rear lockplate screw, both with period repairs. Sling swivel at the triggerguard is missing. Mechanically good. 4-53560 (20,000-35,000)

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1120

VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SPORTERIZED MUSKET. Cal. 69. Bbl cut to 36″. Lock is marked “VIRGINIA / MANUFACTORY” and behind hammer lock marked “RICHMOND / 1818”. This gun started out life as a flintlock musket. It was later converted to percussion utilizing a Confederate alteration of a brazed bolster. This alteration probably done in Richmond, Va. After war, this gun was converted to shotgun by removal of most of forestock, front bands and addition of thimble to bbl. CONDITION: Overall very good, attic condition. Lock markings are typically weak due to alteration. Stock is very good, showing several small cracks around lock. Metal shows various assembly marks with scattered pitting. Trigger guard missing sling swivel. Ciak Collection 4-53258 JS8 (2,000-3,000)

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1121

PALMETTO ARMORY SPORTERIZED MODEL 1842 MUSKET. Cal. 69. Bbl has been cut down to 34″. Lock is marked “Palmetto Armory, SC” surrounding palm tree. Behind hammer lock is marked “Columbia, SC 1852”. Bbl marked “VP” over Palmetto tree proof. “W.G. & CO.” on left side of bbl. Bbl tang is marked with “C”. Buttplate is surcharged “SC”. CONDITION: Stock has been cut, bands removed, thimbles added. Metal exhibits scattered pitting. Remaining stock very good, exhibiting one minor hairline crack behind lock. Sling swivel removed from trigger bow. “SC” surcharge on buttplate very worn. Bbl markings good. Lock markings excellent. This is a nice example of probable Civil War used gun brought back by soldier and used as a shotgun. Gun still retains its original cut-down military ramrod. 4-52301 JS7 (2,000-3,000)

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1122

LARGE LEATHER ALBUM WITH PRINTED COVER. Decorated with embroidered butterflies, leaves and flowers. Marked “UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS”. The album is empty. CONDITION: The decorative leather strip down the front is loose and cracked. About half the embroidered figures on the front are missing. The spine is torn. 4-53334-1127 FS504 (150-300)

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1123

RARE CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL NAVAL FLAG. 42″ x 26″. Wool bunting flag with seven dbl appliqued stars. 1-3/4″ linen hoist, sleeved for cord or small rope. Reinforced corners at hoist. Excellent small C.S. ship flag used at the beginning of the war 1861-1862. CONDITION: Scattered mothing and fraying at fly. Colors very good. Accompanied by letter from Howard Madaus. 4-53194 JS48 (7,000-10,000)

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1124

SCARCE CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG. 18″ x 32″. Silk flag with thirteen dbl appliqued silk stars with a bullion border. Twelve stars are in circle around central star. Same bullion used to highlight stars also highlight canton and borders of entire flag. Five whipped eyelets on hoist were used for attachment. One eyelet still contains bullion cord used for attachment to pole. Small photograph of old gentlemen is sealed in frame with flag. CONDITION: Silk is heavily deteriorated, large broken pieces as large are 4″ x 5″ are loose or missing. Numerous small fragments of silk are scattered in frame. Red dye has changed to gray and is undistinguishable from white stripe. Mold appears on canton and other parts of flag. Flag apparently has been in frame for probably close to 100 years. Considerable conservation and preservation would be required to preserve this flag, however it is displayable in its present state. 4-51396 (4,000-6,000)

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1125

CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG. Approximately 11″ x 6″. Silk flag is glued into frame accompanied by a couple of newspaper articles concerning death of Civil War veteran, James H. Cook who died in Flint, Michigan, but according to newspaper article was a member of Morgan’s Raiders. Pallbearers at his funeral included six Union soldiers and twenty-five members of the local GAR were at his funeral. Flag is not mentioned in newspaper articles. CONDITION: Flag is very faded, red is indiscernible as red. Blue dye is puddled and the seven attached “stars” have lost their points and may be resewn as thread on stars look new. A hoist for flag is made with a piece of blue cord. 4-51363 (1,000-2,000)

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1125A.

RARE HISTORIC JEB STUART – HAND COLORED IMPERIAL TINTYPE. 12″ x 10″ tintype mounted by “Lows Photographic Studio, 79 Princess Street/Wood and Co Successors”. According to an accompanying letter by a dealer, the tintype came from an estate that also contained the uniform of Jeb Stuart’s courier, Edward Landstreet. Also with tintype are two Confederate bank notes, one from the State of Georgia and one from the State of Alabama. CONDITION: Photograph is in excellent condition, nicely hand colored showing a bearded Stuart in his frock coat. Back of frame is covered with a clear piece of Plexiglas showing photographic studio tags, one with instructions to the painter telling what colors to use for hair, beard and eyes. This is a one-of-a-kind item, and would enhance any collection of Confederate historical items. 4-53489 (20,000-30,000)

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1126

HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR COMMISSIONS AND CASED U.S. MODEL 1860 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD PRESENTED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL RUFUS INGALLS, QUARTERMASTER, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. One of the most historic and important Union general’s swords to be offered for public sale. Accompanied by his Presidential commissions, this grouping is simply outstanding! Rufus Ingalls was one of the most important figures in American Civil War history. His service spanned a 40 year career beginning with the Mexican War and ending just prior to the Spanish-American conflict, he was one of the most respected and successful officers in the history of the United States Army. This cased sword was presented to him by the officers of his command in the Quartermaster’s Department in 1864.

The sword is a fancy, presentation grade U.S. Model 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s sword. The 29-1/4” long straight, dbl-edged blade is decorated with etched panels covering approximately 45% of the blade’s surface. The etching is simple having a “U.S.” and shield on one face and a spread American eagle on the other surrounded by light floral work and one small stand of trophies on either side. “Baker & McKenny, New York” is etched near the ricasso on one side. The etching has a gilt and frosted background presenting a very attractive appearance. The hilt is of regulation style cast in high relief and gold plated. Decoration on the dbl clam shell guard, the knucklebow and pommel are according to regulation. The grip is cast in silver with spirals of oak and laurel leaves. The scabbard is of polished steel with fancy cast brass, gold plated openwork mounts. On the reverse of the scabbard, above the top mount is simply engraved “Rufus Ingalls.”

A second scabbard is present of darkened steel, made with identical fancy openwork cast brass and gilt mounts. This one is also inscribed and is, presumably, the “field” scabbard for the presentation sword.

A walnut presentation case accompanies the sword measuring 40” x 8” x 3-1/4” with a brass shield shaped plaque inset into the top reading: “BRIGADIER GENERAL/Rufus Ingalls/From the Officers/of His Command/Quartermaster Department/Army of The Potomac/March 1864.” The case has one key lock and two brass latches at each end. The interior of the case is lined in red velvet and fitted in French style for the sword and scabbard. The velvet in the top of the case is stamped “Baker & McKenny/New York” in silver.

Accompanying the wonderful cased sword is three of Rufus Ingalls’ Presidential commissions. All are full sized, partially printed vellum documents as follows. The first is Ingalls’ appointment as Captain, Assistant Quartermaster dated January 18, 1848 and signed by President James Polk. The second is for the rank of Brevet Major General of Volunteers dated July 27, 1866 and the third is for the rank of Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General, dated March 5, 1867, both signed by President Andrew Johnson.

Rufus Ingalls was born in Denmark, Maine on august 23, 1818. He graduated form West Point in 1843 and shortly thereafter went off to the Mexican War where he won a brevet of First Lieutenant. Toward the end of the Mexican conflict he entered into the Quartermaster Corps serving after the war in a number of outposts in western territories and back in Washington, D.C. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Ingalls was appointed Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac and served with credit under McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, and Meade. Appointed Major of Volunteers in 1862, he was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers in May 1863, (again in 1866) and brevetted Major General in 1864. In 1864, General of the Army, U.S. Grant appointed Ingalls, Chief Quartermaster for the United States Army operating against Richmond. Following the War, Ingalls remained in Army service and was appointed Assistant Quartermaster General with the rank of Colonel in 1867. He served in the west, in New York and on February 23, 1882 was appointed Quartermaster Gen eral of the Army with the regular army rank of Brigadier General. Slightly more than a year later he retired with 40 years of service to his home in New York City.

CONDITION: The sword is excellent having over 90% of its original gold plating. The blade is bright and the etching shows little or no wear. The hilt and grip are fine and tight. The steel scabbard, once cleaned now shows evidence of light surface pitting giving it a gray appearance overall.

The top of the walnut case has been cleaned and the wood patina removed. Sides and ends all display a dark, old varnished finish. The interior of the case is good, the bottom being discolored, somewhat faded and stained a bit. The felt from the bottom of the case is lost. One hinge is detached and the wood slightly cracked surrounding the detached hinge. The original key and two hinge screws accompany.

A magnificent cased Civil War general’s presentation sword fully identified to one of America’s great soldiers and heroes. Makes a spectacular presentation. 4-53203 CW4 (20,000-30,000)

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1127

HISTORIC PRESENTATION GRADE CIVIL WAR CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER INSCRIBED TO LT. W.H. MITCHELL, 21ST NEW YORK CAVALRY KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET, 1864. A most historic inscribed presentation sword to a gallant officer of the 21st New York Cavalry who was killed on the battlefield at New Market, Virginia on May 15, 1864. The sword is a high grade presentation model of the regulation U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Officer’s sword. The curved, heavy single edged and etched blade is signed by its maker “W. Clauberg/Solingen” on the ricasso. The blade is replete with etched patriotic designs including scrolls, trophies, crossed flags with the motto “stand by the Union” and a liberty cap within a sunburst. The hilt is of regulation three branch style heavily cast in high relief with scrolls and flourishes. The pommel is fancy as well. The grip appears to be of pewter or nickel silver. It is verticallay ribbed with panels of acanthus leaf. The scabbard is of nickel silver with fancy and engraved brass furntiture. The ring mounts are heavily cast with acanthus leaf decoration, and the scrolled engraving on the sheet brass mounts is present on the front side only. On the reverse of the top mount is the inscription: PRESENTED/by the/Members of Co. A/21st New York Cavalry/TO/ 1st LIEUT. W.H. MITCHELL./Sept. 1863.”

The 21st New York Cavalry, also known as the Griswold Light Cavalry, was recruited principally from the counties of up state New York. Rallied in Troy, the unit was organized during the summer of 1863. Mitchell was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant on August 8, 1863 and mustered into Company A of the regiment. On September 3, 1863 he was promoted to Captain. The cavalry unit fought and patrolled throughout West Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley prior to its first major engagement at New Market. At the Battle of New Market, Virginia, Capt. Mitchell was killed in action, one of three casualties from this unit in that battle.

CONDITION: Very good, much of the original gilt is present on the brass hilt, which is uncleaned and has an untouched yellow patina. The blade is a medium gray with some peppery spotting here and there. The etching is very strong. The scabbard is uncleaned, in very good condition and without any major dents. 4-53556 CW5 (8,500-9,500)

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1128

IMPORTANT MAINE PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR SWORD WITH HISTORY. 34-3/4″ dbl fuller blade marked “SCHUYLER HARTLEY / & GRAHAM / NEW YORK” on the right ricasso and “CLAUBERG / SOLIGEN” on the left. Iron proof on the spine. The blade has short etched panels in the center with an eagle on the right side and US on the left. The iron scabbard has brass fittings. The top one is engraved in script “Presented to – / Lt. Wm H. Moody / Co. L. 2d Maine Cav.Vet.Vols / by the Members of / the Company”. Also accompanying the lot are a CDV of him holding the sword and other images of him at various ages. There are also a 2nd Maine Cavalry badge in original box, a metal Colonial’s insignia, and a ribbon hanger with a attached eagle above the word “Maine” which was probably from a reunion. There is also a 28-1/2″ x 18-1/2″ oil on canvas painting or sign for the Recruiting Office of the 2nd Maine Cavalry. There is also the printed roster of that unit with Moody shown in the center. Among the other items included are his yearly diaries during his service in the Civil War starting with Camp Abraham Lincoln at Portland in 1862 when he was with the 27th Maine infantry. This one has locket pictures of Moody and his wife, Abbie, glued inside the front cover and includes orders, movements and various happenings. The diary for 1863 is missing but 1864 covers movements mostly at the recruiting office in Kennebunk where there are numerous “at home” listings. Was wounded at the Battle of Port Washington at the end of September “had the bullet cut from my leg today. Made application for a furlough” on October 6th. On the 8th he marched his troop on orders of Captain Lincoln. On the 9th “my wound is worse accounting to the exercise I took yesterday”. In the 1865, on April 10th it is reported that “Richmond is taken”. On the 14th “went to Braggs Bridge. The President was assassinated by J Wilks Booth at Fords Theater Washington D.C.” evidently from a newspaper report. Most of the time after this was spent in parade and guard duty. On December 6th “was mustered out of service today”. 1866 is mostly occupied by office and business returns around Pensacola. Another book is undated but lists most of the men in the regiment with various payments and duties. A stack of letters, commissions, and reunion notices, and awards, including his appointment as a delegate to the Farmer’s National Congress signed by the Governor of Maine. This includes a lengthy exchange with the Pension Bureau over the value of his wounds. A newspaper article in the New York Tribune for July 6, 1863 mentions that Moody’s regiment had volunteered to stay in service in Washington D.C. beyond their enlistment time. CONDITION: Blade is bright with scattered surface rust. Brass is very dark but shows little wear. Metal scabbard has considerable surface rust. Recruiting sign has minor crackling. Framed roster has toning but has no spots or cracks. Regimental badge is like new. Books and letters are all in fine condition. 4-53431 FS515 (8,000-12,000)

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1128A.

MAJOR GENERAL W.T. SHERMAN AND HIS STAFF. 13″ x 9″ print mounted on about 15″ x 17″ board in a contemporary frame of Sherman and his staff taken circa 1865. Print is after this period done by Keseler and so signed. Printed board that image is attached lists Sherman and eighteen of his generals. CONDITION: Very good, some warping to print on board. Some soiling to mounting board. 4-52324 JS53 (300-500)

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1128B.

LITHOGRAPH – GRANT AND HIS MEN. About 29″ x 21″ steel engraving, published by Thomas Kelly and Co., New York, in 1866. Showing twenty-six of the high ranking generals in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Framed in contemporary frame with old bubbled glass. It has been resealed recently. Print appears in very good condition with only minor foxing. 4-52323 JS52 (300-500)

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1129

MAGNIFICENT AND HISTORIC BANNER GIVEN TO MAJOR GENERAL LEONARD WOOD, COMMANDER OF THE “ROUGH RIDERS,” MILITARY GOVERNOR OF CUBA AND MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER. This lot consists of a photograph of General Wood in uniform, various records of his career and a wonderful silk banner presented to him by the people of Cuba following his service as Military Governor.

The swallowtail banner is fashioned of silver colored silk with gilt cloth fringe measuring 31” x 45” with a gold painted legend reading “Los Canpesinos/de la/PROVINCIA de SANTA CLARA/ al DIGNO GENERAL/WOOD.” A large five pointed star with a small blue 5-pointed star is painted in the center. The top is reinforced with a new blue nylon loop for a pole and some modern repairs have been worked in the corners where separation has occurred.

The photograph is a 3/4 standing view of General Wood, early in his career, in full dress uniform. Accompanying the group is a history of his career and information regarding his burial (and family member grave sites) in Arlington National Cemetery.

Wood was born in New Hampshire in 1860. He graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1883. He accepted a position with the U.S. Army as a physician in 1883 and was assigned to Fort Huachuca, Arizona. During the last campaign against Geronimo, Wood voluntarily carried dispatches a distance of some 100 miles through hostile territory, riding over 70 miles in one day and walking nearly 30 miles the next. For several weeks. While in close pursuit of Geronimo, he commanded a detachment of Infantry. For his actions he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1898.

He went on the serve the Army in a number of medical positions and was chosen to be the personal physician to President William McKinley. During the War with Spain he pursued line responsibility and was given command of the 1st Volunteer Cavalry. His second in command was Theodore Roosevelt. General Wood led his regiment, soon to be known as the “Rough Riders” at Las Guiasimas and San Juan Hill. He led the 2nd Volunteer Cavalry for the remainder of the war.

Following the end of the war, Wood remained in Cuba and was appointed the Military Governor from 1900-1902. Before leaving this post he received a commission as Brigadier General. After 1902 he became Commander of the Philippines division, Commander of the Department of the East and, in 1910, he was named chief of Staff of the Army, the first medical officer to ever hold that post. His contributions to army organization and command are noteworthy. General Wood trained the 89th and 10th Infantry Divisions for World War I and accepted a promotion to Major General.

He ran for the Republican nomination for President in 1920 but was beaten by Warren Harding. He retired from the Army in 1921 to become the governor General of the Philippines until 1927.

This banner and the photograph represent just one aspect of a brilliant military career and a treasured artifact directly related to a heroic soldier and Medal of Honor winner.

CONDITION: The banner is very presentable and makes a nice appearance. The modern addition of a nylon band at the top and the repairs surrounding it are neatly done, but detract from the originality of the piece. It makes a very nice display and is related to one of the U.S. Army’s most heroic and famous officers. 4-51398 CW10 (6,500-8,000)

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1130

MAGNIFICENT CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION AMES MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD PRESENTED BY SWORD MAKER JAMES T. AMES TO A CONNECTICUT OFFICER. ACCOMPANIED BY AN EARLY CIVIL WAR MILITIA EAGLEHEAD SWORD INSCRIBED FORT PULASKI. An extremely nice pair of swords identified to Lieutenant Alfred Brewster Ely who served in the 13th and 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

The first sword is a Civil War period U.S. Model 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s sword presented by sword maker James T. Ames (he and his father Nathan P. Ames started the notable Ames Manufacturing Company in Springfield and, later, Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1834.). This sword is jewel-like in its manufacture and condition. It conforms to the regulations for this sword except for the fact that the folding clam shell counter guard on the reverse is plain and carries the engraved inscription: “A.B. Ely/FROM/J.T.Ames./1862.” The dbl edged straight blade is 31-1/2” long and is etched across 55% of its length. “Ames Mfg. Co. /Chicopee, Mass.” is etched near the ricasso. The hilt is cast in high relief and gold plated. The grip is of sharkskin covered wood with twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of blued steel with standard regulation mounts.

The second sword is a late 1850’s American militia eagle head sword identified to Lieutenant Alfred Brewster Ely. The sword has a 30-1/4” straight single edged blade with etched patriotic decorations across 50% of its length. The cross guard is “S” shaped with two circular quillons and shield shaped langets bearing a cast American eagle. The grip is of bone with vertical ribbing and a ferrule at the base. The pommel is a Philadelphia style eagle head with a ring on its beak holding a chain guard which is fastened to the quillon below. The scabbard is of silver plated brass with engraved decorations, including a spread winged American eagle and shield. The underside of the counterguard is engraved “Ft. Pulaski April 1862.” The sword is also inscribed “A.B. Ely” on quillion.

Ely was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the 13th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on November 8, 1861, resigned and was re-commissioned in the 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on January 16, 1862. Later the same year he joined the Adjutant General’s Department. The fancy presentation sword by J.T. Ames may have been given on account of his promotion to Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on May 15, 1862.

CONDITION: the U.S. Model 1860 Staff & Field sword is in near mint condition. It retains nearly all of its original factory finish from top to bottom. The militia sword is good; all of the cast brass furniture and the scabbard were once plated in silver which is correct for an Infantry officer’s pre-war militia sword. There remains approximately 20% of the silver plating overall. One quillon on the counterguard is bent downward; the hilt and pommel are loose. The blade has been cleaned and now has a light gray finish. Etching is good and the scabbard in undented. 4-53185, 4-53186 CW6 (6,500-8,000)

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1132

IMPORTANT DBL INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR U.S. COLORED TROOP CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, 5TH MASSACHUSETTS CAVALRY. An historic sword inscribed and carried by Lt. George Albert Fisher who served as an officer in the 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry (Colored). The saber is a regulation style U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Officer’s Saber, made in Solingen Germany and sold by Horstmann. The curved heavy single edged blade is 31-1/4” long. Heavily etched panels cover 50% of the blade displaying stands of classical trophies, floral and scrollwork. “W.H. Horstmann & Sons/Philadelphia” is etched in a rectangular panel near the ricasso on one side. The three branch guard is of cast brass with leaf decoration according to regulation. Laurel leaf decoration adorns the back of the pommel cap. The grip is of sharkskin covered wood with twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of polished steel with wide sheet brass mounts, drag and carrying rings.

The officer’s name “George A. Fisher” is engraved on the top of the counter guard. In addition, the top mount of the scabbard is inscribed as follows: “George A. Fisher/from his/Classmates/Harvard College/Jan. 11, 1864.”

George A. Fisher enlisted in Cambridge, Massachusetts on December 29, 1863 at 23 years of age. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 5th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry (Colored Troops). The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry was the only black Massachusetts cavalry regiment. On January 9, 1864 he was place into Company E of the regiment. On July 5, 1864, Fisher was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred to Company C of the 5th Mass. Cavalry.

Company E was assigned to the second battalion and left the state for Washington D.C. on May 6, 1863. All three battalions were re-united at Camp Casey and the entire regiment reported to General Benjamin Butler at Fortress Monroe. The regiment was equipped as Infantry and assigned to the 3rd Division, 18th Corps at West Point, Virginia. The division’s first conflict was at Baylor’s Farm near Petersburg on June 15, 1863. After serving before Petersburg, the regiment was sent to Point Lookout Prison Camp and served garrison duty there. In the early months of 1864 the 5th Mass. Cavalry fought in the final Siege of Petersburg. Following the fall of Petersburg, the regiment camped near City Point and was transferred to Clarksville, Texas where it was mustered out of service on October 31, 1865.

Fisher served with the regiment throughout its service from muster in to muster out. He returned to Massachusetts and became a prominent attorney and judge. A photograph of Fisher in uniform is in the collection of the Massachusetts Commandery of the MOLLUS.

CONDITION: Very good, the blade has a medium gray patina overall and the etching is deep and strong. The hilt is fine and uncleaned with a medium yellow patina. The grip is excellent. The steel scabbard has been cleaned and retains a light gray appearance. The scabbard has no dents. 4-53193 CW7 (6,500-8,000)

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1133

HISTORIC U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD INSCRIBED TO 2ND LIEUTENANT ELIJAH B. GILL, JR., 1st MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY, KILLED IN ACTION AT 1st BULL RUN. Offered here is the historic field sword of a heroic junior officer of the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry who was killed in battle during the first major combat engagement of the American Civil War. The sword is a regulation U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword manufactured by the Ames Manufacturing Co. and so marked on the ricasso of the blade and top mount of the scabbard. The sword has a cast brass hilt decorated according to regulation with sharkskin and twisted wire covered wooden grip. The slightly curved single edged blade measures 32” and is decorated with etched patriotic designs including a stand of arms, a spread winged American eagle and a shield with “U.S.” The scabbard is of black bridle leather with plain brass mounts. The reverse of the top mount is stamped “Ames Mfg. Co. /Chicopee, Mass.” The presentation is made below the carrying ring band on the reverse of the top mount just below the Ames stamp. In period script engraving, the presentation reads “E.B. Gill, Jr. /Boston.” The knuckle bow is wrapped with its original gilt cloth regulation officer’s sword knot.

Elijah B. Gill, Jr. was born on April 24, 1833 in Hingham, Massachusetts. Later a resident of South Boston, Gill was a 29 year old bookkeeper and accountant when he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant of Company “I” of the 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on May 23, 1861. The regiment left Massachusetts on June 15, 1861 reporting to camp outside Washington D.C. Immediately thereafter, the regiment was assigned to Richardson’s Brigade of Tyler’s division. The unit advanced toward Manassas fighting briefly at Blackburn’s Ford on July 18th. Lt. Gill would fall in battle on July 21, 1861 during the 1st Battle of Bull Run near the crossing of the Warrenton Pike.

A photograph of Lt. Gill, in uniform, exists in the Massachusetts Commandery of MOLLUS. He is most likely holding this sword with its attached sword knot in the Carte de Visite.

A wonderful opportunity to own an historic relic of the Battle of 1st Bull Run. The regimental records indicate that Gill was the unit’s only casualty in the battle on July 21, 1861. Copies of military and historical records accompany.

CONDITION: Excellent. Obviously this sword saw little use. The blade is very strong with good, clear etching. Several darkened spots, however, are present near the ricasso and mid-blade. The hilt and furniture are fine; the sharkskin wrap on the grip is separated at the seam slightly. The leather scabbard is very good and the original sword knot has a mellow patina with slight fraying here and there. 4-53192 CW1 (7,000-9,000)

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1134

AMES MODEL 1860 OFFICER’S PRESENTATION GRADE SWORD. 32″ dbl fuller blade etched on both sides with military subjects. The right side is also etched in script “Ames Mfg Co. / Chicopee / Mass”. The guard and pommel are gilt. The hilt is smooth silver. Engraved in panels on both sides with a standing eagle on the right side and a stand of flags on the left. There are no presentation markings. The iron scabbard is missing the throat liner but has two carrying rings with oak leaf decoration and a plain drag that has the same top design as the other two pieces. The top carrying ring is marked “AMES MFG. CO / CHICOPEE / MASS” on the reverse. CONDITION: Fine with bright blade and widely scattered specks of surface rust. 90% of the gilt finish remains on the guard, worn on the sharp edges. The silver grip has one minor dent on the left side and slight wear on the eagle, otherwise very sharp. The scabbard has a coating of rust over the brown finish and has been cleaned between the two lower bands. 4-53303 (4,000-6,000)

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1135

CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION NON-REGULATION STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD; CAPTAIN CHARLES WOLFF, 59TH NEW YORK INFANTRY. A very nice example of an officer’s presentation sword presented to him at his discharge from service in the American Civil War. The sword is a high quality imported non-regulation staff and field officer’s sword. The slightly curved, single edged blade is 30 3/4” long with patriotic etched designs over 60 % of its face. The designs include stands of trophies, a spread winged American eagle, “U.S” and the national motto. The blade is unmarked, has an unstopped fuller and may be of French or German manufacture. The cast brass and gilded half basket hilt displays an eagle atop a national shield. Behind the eagle is a stand of eight flags with seven stars spread upon a ribband surmounting the eagle’s head. The remainder of the counterguard is pierced including a quatrefoil piercing on the reverse. The pommel and back strap are cast as one piece in high relief showing classical scrollwork, ivy leaf decoration and a small cameo. The grip is of sharkskin, triple wire wrapped wood. The scabbard is of leather with classically cast and decorated brass furniture that matches the designs present in the hilt. On the face of the top scabbard mount the following presentation is inscribed: “Presented/to/Charles Wolff/by/C.W. & J.L./June 13, 1865.”

Wolff was born in 1822 and enlisted into the army on July 29, 1861 in New York City. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant during the 59th New York Regiment’s recruiting period and joined Company C as its junior grade officer on September 18, 1861. He was promoted to Captain to serve as the company commander on November 11, 1862.

Wolff was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on September 10, 1863. No discharge date is listed.

During Wolff’s term with the 59th New York, the regiment saw conspicuous action at Antietam, loosing 9 officers in front of the Dunker Church. The regiment next moved to Fredericksburg and took heavy losses. In May 1863 the 59th went to Chancellorsville prior to their march toward Gettysburg. In weakened numbers from their previous engagements the unit was consolidated into four companies, combined with the newly recruited 82nd New York Infantry and prepared for their march to Pennsylvania. They reached the Battle of Gettysburg and engaged the Confederates on July 2-3, losing a total of 6 officers and 26 enlisted men. Wolff was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in September 1863. The reason for his transfer is not stated but may be due to a wound received. More research could be completed on this officer who served in some of the war’s most notable engagements.

CONDITION: Very good. The blade is gray, having been cleaned once or twice but the etching remains strong. The hilt and brass furniture has a nice mellow patina. The grip is worn in three high spots, the scabbard quite nice. 4-53202 CW3 (5,500-7,000)

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1136

A FAMILY OF SWORDS! PRESENTATION GRADE CIVIL WAR MODEL 1851 U.S.NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD INSCRIBED TO PAUL H. KENDRICKEN, U.S. NAVY, A LATER NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD PRESENTED TO KENDRICKEN COMMANDING THE KEARSARGE ASSOCIATION OF NAVAL VETERANS IN 1889 AND A U.S. MODEL 1902 OFFICER’S SABER BELONGING TO KENDRICKEN’S GRANDSON. Two important presentation swords belonging to a Civil War navy engineer and the U.S. Model 1902 Army saber of his grandson, a full legacy of family swords.

The first is a Civil War period presentation grade U.S. Model 1851 Naval Officer’s sword. The slightly curved, single edged, wide blade is 28 3/4” long. The blade is exuberantly etched with fouled anchors, trophies, “U.S.N.” and scrollwork. The sword is styled according to regulation with cast brass, gold plated hilt, grip of beautiful gold mesh over wood with triple twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of leather with fancy brass mounts incorporating the regulation square knot on the carrying rings. Both sides of the scabbard mounts are engraved with floral decorations and the drag is engraved with “U.S.N.” On the reverse side of the top mount is the presentation: “Presented to/Paul H. Kendricken/by the/Members of the/St. James Sunday School/September 19, 1862”, also named on top of handguard. A photocopy of a letter accompanies this sword from the members of the St. James Sunday School dated September 19, 1862 presenting the sword to Kendricken.

The second sword is a nice, high-grade presentation post-Civil War U.S. Model 1872 Naval Officer’s sword presented by the officers and shipmates of the Kearsarge Naval Veterans’ Association. The sword is a standard regulation model with a 31” single edged blade, 3/4” wide. 75% of the blade surface is covered with etching and etched panel presentations which read: “Presented to Commodore Paul H. Kendricken, commanding Kearsarge Association of Naval Veterans” on one side and “by his brother officers and Shipmates, December 26, 1889” on the reverse. The sword is marked “G.W. Simmons & Co. /Boston” on the ricasso. The hilt is of gilt cast brass according to regulation, cast in high relief. The grip is of sharkskin, triple wire wrapped over wood. The scabbard is of leather with brass furniture. The scabbard mounts are engraved with scrollwork and a fouled anchor and square knot. The sword retains its original gilt cloth sword knot. Accompanying is a letter presenting Kendricken with this sword from the Kearsarge Association, and an additional letter from Kendricken to his grandson, Captain Paul K. Thomas, presenting him with this post Civil War sword in 1912.

The third sword is a decorated version of the regulation “sword for all army officers” which was authorized in 1902. The single edged curved blade is 31-1/2” long with etched panels covering 60% of the blade. The etching is profuse with scrolls, the Great Seal of the United States, “U.S.” and floral decoration. The blade is etched with the presentation in a rectangular panel near the ricasso reading: “Capt. Paul K. Thomas/Presented by 1103 Command/C.C.C.” The hilt is of nickeled steel with a three branch knuckle guard, bird’s head pommel and backstrap. The hilt is highly decorated with stars, laurel leaves, and an eagle at the base of the grip. The pommel and backstrap are, likewise, decorated. The grip is of hard rubber and the scabbard nickeled steel.

Paul H. Kendricken was born in Galway, Ireland on December 26, 1834. He immigrated to the United States and was employed as a steam fitter. On June 20, 1862 he was appointed Acting Third Assistant Engineer in the U.S. Navy assigned to the U.S.S. Conemaugh a dbl ended side paddle wheel steamer which served in both the Atlantic and Gulf Blockading Squadrons. On November 6, 1863 he was promoted to Acting Second Assistant Engineer. Toward the end of the war he served aboard the U.S.S. Circassian, an iron screw steamer serving the Gulf Blockading Squadron and U.S.S. Nausett a Casco-Class light draft Monitor. Following the close of war he returned to service on the U.S.S. Conemaugh and was honorably discharged on September 3, 1866.

The sword is accompanied by Kendricken’s pension record along with some information on the ships he served.

CONDITION: Excellent, the Civil War presentation sword retains much of its factory finish. The blade is very fine with frosty etching. The brass furniture has a mellow patina and the scabbard is very good. The post Civil War naval officer’s sword is equally as nice. The U.S. Model 1902 sword belonging to Capt. Thomas is bright with slight signs of age and minor wear. 4-53183 CW2 (8,000-10,000)

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1137

LATE MARINE CORPS SWORD. 29-3/4″ stainless single fuller blade with etched “UNITED STATES MARINES” on each side. Stock number 372. Conquer trademark. Leather scabbard with brass fittings. Scratched “HQ 2 FAG” and “#06” scratched on both sides of the blade and on brass mounts of the scabbard. CONDITION: Fine except for scratching. 4-52353 FS516 (500-1,000)

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1138

SILVER HILTED LION HEADED SMALL SWORD. 25″ blade, 31″ overall. British circa 1760-1790. Pommel exhibits lion head with chain running from mouth to cross guard. Cross guard quillions are figural heads. Cross guard exhibits floral motifs with dogs. Grip is green dyed ivory, spiral cut. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered pitting. Hilt and grip are very good. Chain appears to be modern replacement. 4-53488 JS10 (1,800-2,200)

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1139

EXTREMELY RARE ROSE SILVER HILTED SWORD. 31-3/4″ straight dbl fuller blade marked “W.ROSE” on the spine near the hilt. The guard has a flat cross guard with a diamond insert in the slightly bowed knuckle guard. Pillow pommel is attached with a plated brass nut. The hilt is ivory, oct in shape with straight grooves down the shorter sides. No scabbard. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting on the blade. The hilt has several natural cracks but is still solid. There is a 1/4″ chip on the left side at the pommel. The guard has a small soldered repair and considerable tarnish but no dents or bends. 4-53540 FS509 (5,000-10,000)

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1140

STIRRUP HILTED AMERICAN OFFICER’S SWORD. 30″ blade, 35″ overall. Circa 1830. Militia sword. Brass decorated scabbard. Brass stirrup hilt with brass back strap. Carved bone grip with brass twisted wire. Blade is blue and gold with patriotic motifs of American shield, etc. CONDITION: Blade is excellent, retaining 90% plus original gold and blue. Other areas of blade are bright with scattered black staining. Scabbard retaining traces of silver plating under old lacquer and is engraved with floral motifs on drag and around ring mounts. Ring bands are decorated as is ferrule at bottom of grip. 4-53304 JS9 (800-1,200)

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1141

FINE EARLY 19TH CENTURY MILITIA SWORD. 30″ single fuller blade with gold and blue etched panels on both sides. The eagle head hilt also has American eagle with shield languettes. The leather scabbard has gilt brass mounts all decorated with American eagles carrying banners with “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. The throat has nineteen 6-pointed stars below the eagle and seven above. The center one has seven above and two below. The lower one has no stars but it has a sunburst with the letters “cTo” above the banner. CONDITION: The blade is bright with scattered spots of light surface rust. The gilt is strong on the eagle head but fading on the quillion and guard. About 60% of the gilt remains on the scabbard mounts. The scabbard is flaked and the mounts are loose, but it is not cracked or broken. It appears to be shrunk slightly as it is about 3/4″ too short. The carved bone grip is fine. 9-99081 FS495 (1,000-2,500)

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1142

SCOTTISH BASKET HILT SWORD. 34″ straight blade with one wide and two narrow fullers. Marked on the left side with a running dog or wolf and another proof mark near the hilt, probably a stork, which is thought to be the mark of Wolf Stoppler, a swordmaker of Solingen. The running dog has remains of the brass inlay but none remain on the other mark. The large basket hilt has numerous piercings of diamonds and circles. There are no markings. The wrap for the hilt and liner for the basket is missing. Note that only the bottom of the blade and the front 8-1/4″ of the blade are sharpened. Circa 1600. CONDITION: Light rust and pitting overall. The hilt is covered with glue but none of the lining remains. A tag describing the sword states that it came from Edinburg Castle, but there is nothing to confirm that. 4-52352 FS498 (1,000-2,000)

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1143

EARLY PILLOW POMMEL SWORD. 27-3/4″ single fuller blade marked “G G” on the right ricasso. The grip is a roughly carved piece of wood. There is no finish on the hilt. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with slight signs of etching on the blade mixed with pitting and sharpening of the edge. Wood is cracked. Patina on the guard and pommel is dark. Ciak Collection 4-53239 FS512 (150-250)

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1144

GERMAN CAVALRY SABER. 33″ single fuller blade. Marked “C.JURMANN” on the left ricasso followed by “GF” inspector or issue marks. This heavy saber has a large reinforced area at the hilt. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with many scratches and some pitting on the blade. Very heavy pitting on the hilt. Missing the wire wrap. Iron scabbard has surface rust mixed with flaking black paint. Ciak Collection 4-53264 FS513 (300-500)

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1145

ENGLISH COURT SWORD. 32″ triangular blade etched “F. P. SCHOLTE. / 7. SAVILE ROW. W.” on the flat. All three sides have matching etchings extending to 15″ on the blade. The scabbard is leather with three steel mounts decorated with bands. This sword is probably late 19th Century, but a much earlier style with diamond-shaped piercing and added steel brilliants riveted to the various parts. CONDITION: The blade is bright with minor nicks and scattered specks of surface rust. The hilt, guard and scabbard mounts have a gray patina with light surface rust. The scabbard is good with a partial bend near the top and a scuff at the bottom. 8-86994 (600-900)

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1146

STARR MODEL 1818 CONTACT SWORD. 25-3/4” straight single fuller blade is marked “N.STARR / US / P / L.S” on the left side. The iron scabbard has been repainted. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with spots of light surface rust and pitting on the blade. Darker patina on the hilt. Scabbard retains most of the new paint job with wear on the edges. 8-87166 (Lowry Estate) (850-1,250)

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1147

LATE GERMAN ARTILLERY SWORD. Probably made for the South American market but the two crests have been ground. CONDITION: Except for ground spots it appears to be unused. 8-87169 (100-200)

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1148

CONTINENTAL ENGINEER’S SWORD. 19-3/4″ clip point blade, 1-9/16″ wide. Solid brass handle. CONDITION: The blade appears to be hand forged, which probably caused the consignor to call this a Bowie knife. The blade is evenly pitted with numerous nicks on the edge. The hilt is battered. 4-52269 X45 (400-600)

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1148A.

IDENTIFIED EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. This eagle head sword recently found in a Berwick, ME attic comes with an early commission from the state of New Hampshire for Josiah Sanborn, purported the original owner of the sword. The sword with eagle head pommel, carved ivory grip and curved blade which features most of the original bluing and gilt inlaid engraving. The original scabbard with silver drag is missing the metal throat and band. Also accompanying this lot is a commission for Josiah Sanborn Ensign dated 9th of June 1819, signed Samuel Bell. Sanborn was born March 4, 1789 in Sanbornton Belknap, NH and died March 4, 1865 at Dover, Stratham, NH. Also accompanying this lot are two other pieces of early paper with Sanborn’s name on them, neither of which have anything to do with the sword itself. CONDITION: Sword, much of the blue intact, worn and flaking in some places however. The original leather scabbard, worn but generally intact. Paper generally good, some separation at seams otherwise generally good. 4-53621 (850-1,250)

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1148B.

MEXICAN LOT ERA ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD. Short sword with cast brass hilt having scale design on grip and stamped spread-wing shield belly eagle on pommel. Blade marked “United States 1835”, and on the reverse side of blade impressed with eagle and stamped “Springfield”. SIZE: 24-1/2” overall length. CONDITION: Blade has surface pitting the entire length; otherwise, generally good. 3-30451 (500-700)

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1149

LOT OF TWO SWORDS. 1) Strange straight blade saber with 33” “Horstmann & Sons” marked blade, dull edges, rounded point, narrow fullers down each side and wide fuller in the center. It has a large brass cup and brass hand guard with long square quillions and single knuckle bow, leather and wire wrapped handle and a decorative pommel. Possibly an assembled piece. CONDITION: Fair to good, crusty rust on the blade, bent brass cup, worn handle, heavy patina on the brass. There are heavy solder repairs by the brass cup. 2) Large European 2-hand sword, wide 42-1/2” dbl edged blade, diamond shaped thick iron cross guard, braided wire wrapped handle with cast heart shaped pommel CONDITION: Fair to good. Dark brown patina, crusty rust, leather washer recent addition. 4-50845, 4-50900 JR944 (500-800)

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1150

ENGLISH SMALL SWORD. 29″ blade, 35″ overall in scabbard. This mid-19th century sword has florally etched blade, maker marked “Moore / Late Bicknell’s & Moore / 1 Old Bond Street, London”. Brass hilt, grip, langettes, scabbard mounts and frog button all decorated with a Ball motif. CONDITION: Blade retains areas of original luster, overall etching is very good with areas of black staining. Hilt, grip and scabbard mounts retain much original gilting. Leather scabbard body is sound with a couple of areas of chipping. Sword and scabbard mounted on board. 8-87168 JS11 (200-300)

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1151

EXCEEDINGLY RARE & STUPENDOUS PAIR OF SMITH & WESSON NO. 1 SECOND ISSUE SPUR TRIGGER GOLD INLAID REVOLVERS, ENGRAVED & PRESENTATION INSCRIBED BY GUSTAVE YOUNG FOR JOHN A. RICE. Cal. 22 Short. SN 68901 & 68902. These phenomenal revolvers are well known in Smith & Wesson collecting circles having passed through a number of fine collections and dealers including the marvelous Press Collection and equally famous the Locke Collection, and are pictured in Parsons’ book on Smith & Wessons, page 23, and page 63 of The Locke Collection book. These revolvers were ordered by a famous hotelier, John A. Rice, in 1865, just at the end of the Civil War. They are virtually identical with what is probably the finest example of Gustave Young engraving. The engraving consists of very delicate intertwined foliate arabesque patterns and incorporate Young’s trademark wolf’s head on each side of both revolvers. These wolf’s heads are in far greater detail and delicacy than any others previously observed. The engraving also is full coverage on both sides of each hammer. There is a gold band inlaid at the muzzle and border gold wire on each side of the bbl flat as well as gold wire patterns in bands on each cylinder with gold wire outlining the patent dates. Both have beautifully fitted pearl grips. The back strap of #68901 is inscribed “J.A.R. 1865.” The back strap of #68902 is inscribed “J.A.R. to / C.C.W. 1865.”

Mr. Rice was the proprietor of the Sherman House Hotel in Chicago, IL at the time he ordered these revolvers. He was personally acquainted with D.B. Wesson apparently from childhood in Massachusetts in the 1840’s. It is reported that on March 4, 1876 Mr. Rice wrote Mr. Wesson a letter requesting that Mr. Wesson forward one of his largest size pocket pistols with tools & case. Mr. Wesson immediately responded and gifted Mr. Rice the newest model, a 38 single action 1st model revolver, serial number 35. Mr. Rice responded to the unexpected gift by inviting Mr. Wesson to be his guest at the Globe Hotel in Philadelphia while the Wessons were attending the Centennial Exposition. This friendship apparently explains how Mr. Rice was able to order and immediately receive attention at Smith & Wesson when Smith & Wesson was still trying to recover from being severely backlogged with war time production.

On March 10, 1865, Smith & Wesson selected this pair of revolvers and fitted them with high grade pearl stocks. Not having a factory engraver, they contacted Gustave Young to do the engraving, which he readily agreed to. At that time, Young was Colt’s engraver, however it appears he was willing to take on additional work and agreed to engrave and embellish these revolvers for $50.00. Smith & Wesson agreed and sent along the revolvers which were finished in short order and returned to Smith & Wesson where the bbls and cylinders were blued and the frames gold plated. They were shipped on April 5, 1865 to Mr. Rice in Chicago by Adams Express and invoiced for the princely sum of $100.00. Mr. Rice was so pleased with their appearance that he immediately ordered a third one for another partner, David A. Gage. The third revolver was received by Mr. Rice about June 9, 1865 and was invoiced for $50.00. It appears that these revolvers are the first work done by Gustave Young for Smith & Wesson and certainly some of his finest. Apparently he regarded them as test samples to solicit future work. In 1868 he moved his family to Springfield, Mass and became the factory engraver which lasted until 1912.

These revolvers are accompanied by an unpublished 10-page article by Roy G. Jinks fully detailing most the above information. Also accompanying is a large packet of copies of letters between Rice and Smith & Wesson and between Smith & Wesson and Gustave Young. Also accompanying is a copy of a sketch of Mr. Rice, a biography of Mr. Rice, a copy of an article regarding Mr. Rice that appeared in the Chicago Tribune April 18, 1888, the day before he died. These revolvers are also accompanied by a custom Lucite display case. These important, historic revolvers have been illustrated in various publications including “Smith & Wesson Revolvers” by John E. Parsons page 23; “Steel Canvas” by R. L. Wilson, page 38, and “The William M. Locke Collection” by Frank Sellers, illustrated on page 364. These guns were originally in the famous Carl Press collection.

CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, appear to be unfired. #68901 retains virtually all of its beautiful high gloss blue and fine gold plating, along with bright case colors on the hammer. Right grip has a tiny chip at the heel. #68902 also retains most of its brilliant original factory finish with some fine speckles of surface etching on the bbl and toning to plum on the cylinder. Hammer case colors are dark and the left grip has a tiny chip in the edge. Both revolvers have crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bores. 4-53184 JR831 (175,000-225,000)

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1152

EXTREMELY RARE SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL 1ST ISSUE 2ND TYPE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 618. One of only about 930 ever made, this little revolver has 3-3/16″ keyhole oct bbl with German silver half moon front sight, rounded receiver with small round sideplate and bayonet bbl latch. It has square butt rosewood grip and unfluted 7-shot cylinder with patent markings around the circumference. Unfortunately the cylinder stop/sight is broken and missing and the hammer spur is also missing. CONDITION: The missing parts, as noted, otherwise extremely fine plus, all matching, including the grips. The bbl retains 60-70% original blue with the losses flaked to medium patina and light surface rust. The cylinder retains 75-80% glossy bright blue with one area flaked to dark patina and moderate rust with a couple of other spots of flaked rust. The frame, back strap & front strap retain virtually all of their fine, original silver plating that has a lovely oxided patina. The left grip is missing a large triangular shaped piece, otherwise the grips are fine and retain most of their bright original varnish with some light surface scratches. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. An opportunity for someone to restore an outstanding 1st model revolver. 4-53479 JR870 (15,000-25,000)

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1153

EXTREMELY RARE CASED PAIR OF ENGRAVED SOUTHERNER DERRINGERS. Cal. 41 RF. SN 8408 & 8688. Spectacular set with beautiful New York style engraved frames & bbls in fine arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The oct bbls are 2-1/2″ with the name on the top flats and the Brown Co. Newburyport, Mass. Address and patent date on the left flats. The bbls are gold plated and the frames are silver plated while the triggers and hammers are case colored. They are fitted with fine 2-piece pearl grips. They are accompanied by their original rosewood casing with brass shield in the lid and a mortised brass lock in the front. The interior is French fitted in red velvet with recesses for the pistols and a cartridge block along the back edge containing fifteen original rounds of ammunition. The lid is also lined in red velvet. CONDITION: Extremely fine, probably unfired with the bbls retaining 88-90% original gold wash. The frames retain virtually all of their slightly oxidized silver plating. The hinge screws and grip screws retain most of their original blue. The grips are fine with both right sides having brown stains. The hammers & triggers retain virtually all of their original case colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-53323 JR798 (17,500-22,500)

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1154

COLT FAMILY PRESENTATION ENGRAVED COLT CLOVER LEAF HOUSE PISTOL SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 41. SN 352. Beautiful little cased pistol with 2-7/8” rnd bbl, standard markings, pinched blade front sight with articulated ejector rod under the bbl. It has the usual 4-shot cloverleaf cylinder with nickel-plated brass frame that is lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the sideplate and on the right side of the frame. The back strap also has a flourish of arabesque patterns and has the period engraved presentation, “Rev. John Hargate from Caldwell H. Colt”. It has 2-pc nicely figured birdhead walnut grips and is accompanied by a fine period rosewood presentation box, 9-1/4” x 5-5/8” x 2”. The case has green velvet lining with a 16-hole cartridge block and a corner compartment with ivory button in the lid. The corners are nicely mitered and it has brass hinges with a mortised brass lock with brass diamond escutcheon. There is a blank rectangular initial plate in the lid.

Reverend Hargate was a master at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH from 1860-1906, where Caldwell Hart Colt, the only surviving son of Samuel Colt, received part of his early education, 1871-1874. Rev. Hargate may have been Caldwell Colt’s dorm master during part or all of this time. Mr. Raymond Spencer, Rector at St. Paul’s School, which was still in operation in 1979, furnished the above information and also stated that the school masters “were practically parents to the students in their charge”. Apparently at the time Mr. Colt attended St. Paul’s, there were few students and masters. “The school in these days must have been like a large family”. Accompanied by a three-ring binder of photographs and numerous items of original correspondence, primarily from Jim & Karla Kaekel. As well as a copy of the February 1979 issue of The Gun Report which on page 54, has an article by Mrs. Kaekel describing her finding and researching its history. Also included is an original eight-page booklet, apparently a memorial to Rev. Hargate, printed by St. Paul’s School Alumni Association. Also included is a multi-page booklet, “The Catalog of Walter O’Connor” which lists this revolver as item #30. Additional inclusions are 8 x 10 photographs of two large Victorain buildings, one appears to be the mausoleum of Caldwell Hart Colt and the other appears to be the Hartford home of theColt family. Also included are copies of several pages of the “Roll of Alumni of St. Paul’s School” which lists Caldwell Hart Colt as a student from 1871-1874. There are also two copies of group photographs of St. Paul’s School in 1872 as well as photographs of a young man making inquiries regarding documentation on this revolver. Caldwell Colt was only 13 years old when he stated at St. Paul’s, which, conincidentially was the same year this revolver was produced. Therefore, we can presume that Mr. Colt had a very strong attachment to Rev. Hargate early on in their relationship. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 88-90% original nickel-plating with some flaking on the right and at the muzzle. Cylinder retains about 85% original nickel with two of the chambers having spots of pitting on the outside. Frame retains traces of nickel-plating in the sheltered areas with a series of light scrapes on the left side. Grips retain 75-80% original varnish with usual light nicks and scratches. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore and a spot or two of scattered pitting. Ejector pin is missing its retainer collar. Box is sound with slightly faded and lightly soiled interior and retains most of an old refinish on the outside. 4-53204 JR729 (3,000-5,000)

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1155

VERY RARE PRESENTATION PAIR OF CASED ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL #3 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 718 & 5203. Spectacular early revolvers with 6-1/2″ keyhole ribbed bbls with pinned half moon front sights and extraordinary checkered pearl grips. The frames, bbls and cylinders are all beautifully engraved in New York style, probably Nimschke with 75-80% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns. The cylinders have engraving patterns on the high points with delicate dots, dashes and arrows in the flutes on one revolver and a squiggly line in the other flutes. The bbls, frames and trigger guards are nickel plated while the cylinder and latch on one are gold washed, the other has silver or nickel plating on these parts. The 2-piece pearl grips have checkered diamond patterns around the escutcheons with scallop patterns around the edges of the butt and at the toes with the checkering extending around the bottom of the butt. They are accompanied by their original spectacular rosewood case that has extremely beautiful grain patterns with a 2″ brass shield in the lid engraved with the initials “WCL”. The bottom of the interior is French fitted in purple velvet lining with compartments for the revolvers, a small Dixon oiler, a fine small English style rosewood handled turn screw and an English style wiping rod with ebony shaft, brass tip and ivory handle. The center of the case is a cartridge block which contains 32 rds of original, unmarked, large-primer ammunition. Inside the lid is lined with white satin divided into trapezoidal patterns with a rectangle in the center which is imprinted “PRESENTED / BY THE MEMBERS OF HIS COMMAND / -TO- / CAPT. WILLIAM C. LITTLE / OAKLAND LIGHT CAVALRY / UNATTACHED, SECOND BRIGADE, / -N.G.C. / AS A TESTIMONIAL OF THEIR ESTEEM AND REGARD / OAKLAND, JANUARY 1. 1880”.

A brief internet search for Capt. Little and the Oakland Light Cavalry disclosed a small amount of information. It appears that the Oakland Light Cavalry was in existence as early as 1863, and possibly earlier, as there is a mention of Capt. Little of the San Francisco City Guard and the Oakland Light Cavalry being involved with the organizing of a huge party in San Francisco for the visiting Russian fleet on November 17, 1863. There are a number of other references to the Oakland Light Cavalry which will eventually reveal more detail regarding this unit. Accompanied by Smith & Wesson factory letters identifying these revolvers as having been shipped March 1, 1880 to M. W. Robinson, New York City, NY. The letters state that Robinson was Smith & Wesson’s largest distributor and that these revolvers were in a shipment of 60 units in the same configuration, nickel finish and checkered black hard rubber grips.

CONDITION: Revolver #718 is fine to very fine, unfired, retaining about 60% original nickel and about 50% original gold wash. The mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore. The grips are crisp with a small stain on the right side and age lines in both sides. Revolver #5203 retains 85-90% original nickel with the cylinder being mostly a gray patina. The grips have a couple small stains, otherwise are crisp and bright with a tiny age line on the right side. It also appears to be unfired with crisp mechanics and brilliant shiny bore. The areas of missing finish on both these revolvers are lightly rusted with a spot or two of heavier rust particularly on the front and back straps. This set was reportedly stored in a basement in a humid climate for many, many years without care or attention. The case is very fine on the exterior with light nicks, scratches and dings and retains about 95% original varnish. The lid lining is yellowed and lightly soiled with a rub from a revolver cylinder. The velvet lining is worn and stained from the humid storage and all the cartridges have oxidized and frozen in the cartridge block. The cartridge block has broken loose from the case. The oiler and turn screw are fine, unfortunately the ebony rod is broken from the ivory handle.

This is an extremely rare set that a little care will restore to a much more presentable condition. A little more research on Capt. Little and the Oakland Light Cavalry in the San Francisco area should disclose substantially more information regarding this officer. 4-53199 JR753 (18,000-28,000)

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1156

RARE CASED ENGRAVED WHITMORE BUGGY RIFLE ASSOCIATED WITH PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY. Cal. 32 CF. SN-none visible. According to a letter of provenance (copy accompanies gun) from the Collins family of East Matunuck, RI, this pistol carbine was to have been presented to President William McKinley, who was assassinated before it was delivered. A family member purchased the gun after the assassination and it descended through the family. Very unusual tip-up pistol carbine with 24-3/4” stepped rnd bbl having a full-length rnd rib. The bbl at the chamber end is 7/8” diameter for 3-3/4” then steps down in a series of decorative turnings to approximately 5/8”, which is then 3/8” diameter. The chamber end of the bbl has a tapered quarter rib with peep sight attached, which is adjustable by means of a thumb wheel about the center. The frame is rounded with spur trigger and hand checkered opening latch on the bottom. The hammer has checkered vertical spur curved about 100 degrees. The grip is long and rounded with very highly figured burled walnut panels with horn escutcheons and an engraved silver-plated screw. It has an oval butt cap of horn, attached with an engraved silver-plated screw. The frame and large diameter portion of the bbl are beautifully engraved with about 85% coverage, very fine foliate arabesque and geometric patterns, incorporating a patriotic stars-and-stripes shield on the right side of the frame. The maker’s name “N. Whitmore” is engraved in a small rectangle on the left side of the bbl. The entire pistol, including the bbl, is very nicely nickel-plated. It ahs a tiny splintered forearms with an inlaid band of engraved silver, two inlaid horn diamonds and a horn screw escutcheon. It is accompanied by a detachable, nickel-plated iron shoulder stock that has a leather pad and captive thumbscrew. It is also accompanied by its original tapered, walnut, fitted case, which contains a hickory wiping rod with turned bone handle and its original key. The case has a brass handle, brass hinges, brass latches and a mortised brass lock with the original key. It has a 3-1/8” x 2” rectangular plate pinned to the top. CONDITION: Pistol retains virtually all of its strong and original, nickel-plating with a small-bubbled area on the front strap. Grips are fine and retain most of their original finish. Horn butt cap has a repaired chip at the back edge. Stock retains about 50% original nickel. Front sight pin is broken. Case is soiled, nicked and scratched with a sheet metal repair at the muzzle end and one loose hinge. Old wool lining is missing about 40% from moth damage. Wiping rod is fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of scattered pitting. An extremely unusual and rare item that may research a little better. 4-53305 JR814 (6,000-10,000).

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1157

SCARCE SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL REVOLVER GUTTA PERCHA CASE. Made of brown gutta percha, 7-7/8″ long x 4-1/8″ wide x 1-3/8″ deep with a 1st model revolver embossed on the lid. It has raised embossed foliate & shield decorations in each corner. The bottom has border decorations of tiny revolvers. The interior is lined with rose colored velvet and has a rest for the revolver and a cartridge block in the front. The inside of the lid has a pressed arabesque pattern decoration. CONDITION: The lid has been recently repaired after having been broken in several places. These repairs are virtually indistinguishable and would go unnoticed if not pointed out. The rest of the case has a few tiny chips on the edges, otherwise is completely intact. The lid lining is dark with an impressed spot from the revolver. The bottom lining is faded and soiled. 8-87248 JR810 (750-1,250)

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1158

SCARCE ENGRAVED REMINGTON OVER/UNDER DERRINGER. Cal. 41 RF. SN 2184. Late Type I with 2-line bbl address, blue finish and rosewood grip panels. The frame and about 1/2 of the top bbl are engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns. CONDITION: Very fine, the bbls retain about 95% glossy bright blue with a spot or two of scattered light surface rust. The frame retains traces of original blue having flaked to a light patina. The grips are sound and retain about 80% original varnish. The hammer & trigger retain most of their bright niter blue. The bores are bright & shiny with a few scattered spots of rust. Mechanics are fine and the hinge is intact. Ciak Collection 4-53234 JR803 (600-1,000)

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1159

*REMINGTON OVER/UNDER VEST POCKET DERRINGER. Cal. 41 RF. SN 198592. Type III with 1-line “REMINGTON ARMS – U.M.C. CO. ILION, N.Y.” It has all blue finish with checkered hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine, the bbls retain 85-90% thin original blue and the frame about 95% original blue. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Grips show light wear. Mechanics are fine and the hinge is intact. Ciak Collection 4-53224 JR804 (250-500)

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1160

ENGRAVED COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. Cal. 22 Short. SN 26973. Fine engraved tiny revolver with 2-1/4″ flat side bbl that has an etched panel on the left side “Colt New .22”. It has fine bird head pearl grips and is engraved with about 80% coverage nice foliate arabesque patterns. The cylinder is also engraved on the high points. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, the bbl retains 25-30% original silver and the frame about 70%. The grips are great with lots of fire. Mechanics are good, strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. Ciak Collection 4-53232 JR802 (300-500)

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1161

TRENTON MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET, SLING AND FLASK. Cal. 58. 41″ part oct bbl . Dated 1864 on the tail of the lockplate. The date on the bbl is not readable. One of the cartouches on the stock is visible but not readable. “ASBURY” is stamped on the left side of the wood. The 7″ shell-type flask by American Flask & Cap Co. is for a shotgun. CONDITION: Fair with rust/brown patina and moderate to heavy pitting on the metal. Wood has been repaired, lightly sanded and refinished. Bayonet is good. Flask shows about half the finish but has a shallow dent on one side. Sling is cracked and flaked. Tip of bayonet scabbard is separated but present. 4-51549 FS319 (1,000-1,500)

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1162

SCARCE SAVAGE MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. .58. 42″ part oct bbl. Dated 1863 at the rear of the lockplate, 1864 at the top of the bbl. Has no cartouche but does have a “N.J” cartouche on the left side of the stock. Standard “SAVAGE R. F. A. Co. / MIDDLETOWN, Ct.” on the lockplate. CONDITION: Metal is fine with scattered light surface rust. The wood has been lightly cleaned on the right side of the forearm just in front of the lock, otherwise fine. The lock is fine. Ciak Collection 4-53256 FS399 (1,000-1,750)

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1162A.

COLT MODEL 1861 SPECIAL MUSKET. Cal. 58. Standard musket with 40” bbl, square base front sight, standard rear sight missing one leaf. It has a replacement ramrod. The left side panel and the left side of the bbl are stamped “NJ”. The bbl is dated 1862 and the lockplate 1863. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal has a dark brown patina overall with pitting around the nipple area. Stock has a crack at the back of the top tang and the wood has a scraped and refinished appearance. Mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 4-52332 JR136 (800-1,500)

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1163

ROBBINS & LAWRENCE MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. .54. 33″ rnd bbl. Marked “ROBBINS / & / LAWRENCE / U.S.” in front of the hammer and “WINDSOR VT. / 1849” on the rear of the lockplate. The date on the bbl tang matches. The cartouches on the stock are visible but not readable. There is a bayonet lug added to the right side of the bbl. The spare nipple is missing from the patchbox. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina mixed with overall light pitting on the bbl. Both screws on the bayonet lug have been defaced. The lock is bright but shows no color. The brass all has a mellow patina. The wood has been lightly sanded and refinished. The lock is fine. Ciak Collection 4-53210 FS407 (1,500-3,000)

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1164

ALTERED SAVAGE CIVIL WAR MUSKET. Cal. 58. Apparently altered during period of use and now has a 32” bbl with the front 3” having a reduced diameter, apparently to accept a socket bayonet. The front sight is a round post with short blade. It has 2 bands with an iron nose cap and standard musket rear sight with usual markings on lockplate. The bbl and lock are dated 1863. The left side panel is stamped “N.J.” and there is a small sunburst stamp in the wood above the buttplate tang. It has the number 46 stamped on the buttplate tang. The ramrod was commensurately reduced. CONDITION: Good to very good. Metal retains a dark patina with fine pitting on the bbl, bands, buttplate and trigger guard. Stock has a hairline by a lockplate screw and another at the back of the lockplate, otherwise is sound with usual heavy handling and use marks and a fine hand rubbed patina. Good mechanics, strong bright bore, slightly frosty. 4-52330 JR141 (800-1,200)

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1165

CONVERTED SPRINGFIELD MUSKET. Cal. 69. 42″ rnd bbl. Dated 1837 on the tail of the lock. Belgian conversion with nipple on the top of the bbl. It is stamped with individuals letters “COLUMBUS, GA / 1862 CSA / J. P. MURRAY”. Murray was a gunsmith from 1856 to 1889 but during the Civil War was working as Superintendent of Greenwood & Gray and was not converting muskets. He also used a different marking, using a single stamp for the whole marking. Painted on the left side of the stock is “SPRINGFIELD / 1837 / C – S – A”. The bbl bands are replacements, heavy and crude, which would not have been done in the South during the Civil War as iron was in short supply. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy rust overall with black paint on the bbl. Stock has been broken and repaired using screws and nails. Bottom half of the buttstock has been replaced. Mechanically good. 4-52300 FS313 (1,000-2,000)

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1165A.

AUSTRIAN PERCUSSION MILITARY MUSKET. Cal. about 80. Good musket with 39 1/4” bbl, square base front sight, missing blade with fixed rear sight. It has a spring bayonet catch on the bottom of the bbl with button head iron ramrod. It has brass furniture and the lock is marked with a prancing lion holding a crown. The bottom of the trigger guard and buttplate tang have markings that appear to be Indonesian or a similar script from that region. The right side of the butt has a large “H” and the numbers “83” and “45”. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is a mottled silver/brown patina. Brass is a nice mellow color. Stock has a hairline at the back of the lock and above the front sling wire, otherwise is sound with numerous nick and bruises. Mechanics are fine. Lightly pitted bore. 4-52304 JR138 (500-1,000)

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1166

ALTERED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1841 CADET MUSKET. Cal. .60. 31″ rnd bbl. Dated 1844 on the tail of the lockplate. The bbl has been shortened, the center bbl band has been removed and the wood filled. The buttplate has been changed to a sporting style and the stock trimmed to fit. The sling swivel on the triggerguard is missing. The ramrod is replaced. A cartouche is visible on the left side of the stock but not readable. The stock has been shortened to 12″. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting overall. The stock has been broken, repaired, sanded and broken again. Ciak Collection 4-53212 X19 (800-1,500)

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1167

COMMERCIAL ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58 Smoothbore. Commercial rifle musket that has apparently been reamed out to be used as a fowler. It has a 39” bbl with square base front sight/bayonet lug, fixed rear sight and 1-pc stock secured with 3 pins. It has a typical brass Enfield nose cap and has 2 brass guides and brass nose pipe along with a brass military style trigger guard and buttplate. The lockplate is marked with a crown behind the hammer and the date 1862 over “TOWER” in front of the hammer. It has the commercial “25” code stamps at the breech end of the bbl. There is a spliced repair on both sides of the forestock. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains a cleaned gray patina with scattered spots of light pitting and several vice marks. Heavily pitted around the nipple area. Brass retains a dark mellow patina, the stock has some damages along the ramrod and bbl channel and along the forestock, otherwise is sound with a fine hand rubbed patina. Replacement ramrod. Good mechanics, pitted bore. 4-52305 JR140 (500-1,000)

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1168

OHIO MARKED PRUSSIAN PERCUSSION MUSKET. Cal. about 75. Fine Prussian musket marked on the lockplate “SAAEN” and dated on the bbl 1832. It has a 41 1/8” oct to rnd bbl with brass furniture and trumpet head iron ramrod. The bottom of the bbl has a bayonet spring catch. The left side panel has several cartouches and “OHIO” over-stamp, which also appears at the top of the wrist. The buttplate is stamped with various serial numbers and the date 1832. CONDITION: Fine. Iron retains a smooth dark brown patina with wrench marks at the chamber and heavy pitting around the nipple. Wood is sound and retains generous amounts of its original varnish with a gouge on the right side of the butt and usual handling and use marks. Mechanics are fine. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-52233 JR70 (1,000-1,500)

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1169

SHARPS CIVIL WAR RIFLE. Cal. .52. SN 39777. 30″ rnd bbl. Standard markings and features. Bayonet lug under the bbl and a single trigger. There are no inspector marks. The first true Sharps rifle. Scarce production, late 1861-early 1862, before the Berdan rifles. None of these were direct Federal purchases, yet all were intended for the war, as the saber bayonet lug implies. During this period, Duryea’s Zouaves (5th New York), CT and NH bought Sharps rifles with saber bayonets (Coates & McCauley, 1996, “Civil War Sharps Carbines and Rifles” p. 13). None of these were Federally inspected, and all should have carbine rear sights. (Many have been ‘corrected” in recent years.) These rifles were preceded by the “Egyptian” rifle-muskets with 26-inch bbls, which had appropriate long rear sight leaves, but then production switched to carbines, and in the haste to meet war-time quotas, no one worried about a long-range rear sight for the rifles until Hiram Berdan demanded them for his famed Sharpshooters. This is well documented (Marcot&Roy 1989 “Hiram Berdan” p. 132) as a cause for delayed production of his order along with dbl set triggers and latch omission. This specimen has a hitherto un-noted manufacturing defect on the bayonet lug – the flange has its two left corners rounded instead of the two front corners. CONDITION: Fine. 80% thinning blue on the bbl mixed with light surface rust. Casehardening colors are strong on the lockplate, turning dark on the hammer and action. Wood has minor handling marks except the bottom of the forearm, which has a small chip. Action is fine. 4-53561 (5,000-8,000)

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1170

SHARPS CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal. .50/70. SN C, 35832. 29-1/4″ rnd bbl. This is a non-standard conversion with the bbl and the top of the lockplate cut off. The standard percussion markings remain on the bbl but the caliber marking has been gouged out. CONDITION: Some blue showing under the brownish coating, possibly varnish. The forearm is split lengthwise and is also coated with varnish. The action is good. Ciak Collection 4-53206 FS427 (1,000-2,000)

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1171

SHARPS NEW MODEL CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50 CF. SN 92194. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It has straight stock with carbine buttplate and a sling bar and ring on the left side. CONDITION: About good. Retains an even gray/brown patina with light surface pitting on bbl, receiver and lockplate. Wood is sound with the outline of a cartouche and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with fine spotting. 4-52320 JR147 (1,250-1,750)

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1172

SHARPS NEW MODEL CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50 CF. SN 83211. Standard carbine with 22” rnd bbl, rectangular base front sight, ladder rear sight, which is missing the slide with sling bar and ring on the left side. Usual stock and forearm. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal has a very dark attic patina overall with some crusty rust and very worn dark oil stained wood with a spot of old fill on the bottom of the stock. Mechanics are fine with strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-52234 JR71 (1,250-1,750)

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1173

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN C2887. Standard carbine with 22” bbl, silver blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Usual bbl, receiver and lockplate markings with an 1859 style buttplate. It has a sling ring and bar on the left side and is without patchbox. CONDITION: About good. Metal overall retains a smooth dark brown patina. Most of the bbl address is visible with the balance of the markings clear. Forearm has a couple of grain checks, otherwise the wood is sound, showing heavy wear and is dark and oil stained. Good mechanics. Bright bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-52239 JR76 (1,250-1,750)

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1174

SHARPS COMPOSITE CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. about 40 CF. SN 74779. Appears to be about a 40-70 Sharps caliber. Composite carbine with 25” rnd bbl, pinched square base front sight with carbine ladder rear sight and marked on the top “OLD RELIABLE”. It has a replacement buttstock with sling ring on the bottom and a plugged hole near the toe. It has standard carbine buttplate and still has the original primer feed lock. CONDITION: About good, as noted. Retains about all of a modern refinish. Breechblock, lever, trigger and lever lock have been polished bright. Mechanics are fine, bore is worn. 4-52272 JR118 (800-1,200)

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1174A.

SHARPS AND HANKINS M1862 NAVY CARBINE. Cal. 52 RF. SN 1936. Usual configuration with 24″ leather covered rnd bbl, square base front sight and usual adjustable rear sight. It has walnut butt stock with brass buttplate and a military sling loop on the bottom. The receiver has the usual markings. CONDITION: Very good. Leather covering is mostly intact with some wear and slight losses over the lever area, otherwise, retains about 75% original finish with nicks and scratches and moderate crackling. Receiver retains traces of original case colors, being mostly a silver-gray patina. Stock is sound with usual light handling and use nicks and scratches and a fine hand-rubbed patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-53681 JR976 (2,500-3,500)

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1175

SHARPS AND HANKINS MODEL 1862 ARMY CARBINE. Cal. 52 RF. SN 4029. Standard carbine with 23 13/16” rnd bbl, homemade front sight blade with fixed rear sight. It’s made without a forearm and has a straight stock with brass carbine buttplate and a sling base on the bottom. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains most of an excellent old restored finish, possibly an arsenal redo. Wood is sound with usual nicks and dings and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-52337 JR132 (1,000-2,000)

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1176

SPRINGFIELD ALTERED SPENCER CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 19347. Standard carbine with Stabler cut off with 20” bbl, square base front sight and ladder rear sight. It has 2-pc stock and forearm with a sling bar and ring on the left side and a fine legible oval “ESA” cartouche on the left side. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains a dark blue/brown patina that may be simply old dried oil as there appears to be good strong blue underneath. Receiver and hammer retain most of their original case colors, faded and dark. Lockplate and sling bar have 20-25% case colors with the balance turned silver. Buttplate retains most of its faded case colors. Magazine is clean and bright. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-52319 JR148 (1,500-2,500)

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1177

CIVIL WAR ERA SPENCER CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 55132. Standard carbine with 22” rnd bbl, silver blade front sight and ladder rear sight. It has a replacement straight stock with original forend. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains a light brown patina and receiver is mostly silver and case colors mixed with patina. Stock has a grain check about 6” up the left side from the butt and another hairline back of the sling bar. Overall retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Bore has good shine with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-52249 JR86 (1,500-2,000)

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1177A.

SPENCER CIVIL WAR ERA RIFLE. Cal. 52 RF, SN 23082. Standard Civil War type rifle with 30″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and Spencer ladder rear sight. It has full length forearm with three bands and metal nose cap with a sling swivel on the center band. It has a straight stock and a sling swivel on the bottom. The top of the receiver has usual markings. The bottom of the forestock is carved with crude initials “A.B.M”. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains with the bbl and receiver a cleaned bright metal color with scattered fine surface pitting. Lever has heavier pitting on the outer edge. Wood is sound with dark oil stained finish and has usual light handling and use marks showing heavy wear. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-53687 JR977 (1,500-2,500)

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1178

GWYN & CAMPBELL TYPE 1 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 5046. Standard carbine with 20” oct to rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, short ladder rear sight, no forearm and straight stock with iron buttplate. It has the monkey tail or grape vine lever and a saddle ring on the left side of the receiver. The right side of the buttstock is crudely carved “CEDAR CREEK/1864”. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains. Very worn, cleaned gray patina with moderate pitting over all the metal surfaces. Stock appears to have a repaired break through the wrist and is very dark and oil stained. Mechanics are fine with strong dark bore. 4-52236 JR74 (1,500-2,500)

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1179

GALLAGHER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 1227. Standard carbine 22 1/4” rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, 2-position rear sight with sling bar and ring on the left side of the buttstock. It has an iron patch box on the right side of the butt and usual markings on the lockplate. CONDITION: About good. Iron retains an overall dark brown attic patina with light surface pitting. Lockplate markings are somewhat thin. Mechanics are fine, bore is dark and pitted. There is small chip missing from the wood at the receiver, otherwise the stock is sound. 4-52182 JR53 (750-1,250)

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1180

4TH MODEL BURNSIDE CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 10254. Standard carbine with 21” rnd bbl, pinch blade front sight and 2-position rear sight. It has a sling bar and ring on the left side of the receiver and has uncheckered wood with splinter forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate and a sling swivel on the bottom. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains with the metal being a mottled silver/brown patina. Bbl address worn away. Scattered light pitting. Dark refinished wood. Good mechanics. Strong bright bore with a few spots of pitting. 4-52257 JR94 (1,000-1,500)

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1181

AUSTRIAN CAVALRY CARBINE. Cal. 78. 13-3/8″ part oct bbl . Belt hook in the right side of the buttstock. Sling ring at the end of the triggerguard. CONDITION: Poor with all metal heavily polished, removing all the original marks. “P.A” has been stamped at the rear of the bbl. Wood has been repaired and heavily cleaned, leaving gaps. 4-52299 X6 (500-1,000)

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1182

2ND MODEL MAYNARD CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 10387. Standard carbine with 20” oct to rnd bbl, straight stock with two visible cartouches. The left flat of the bbl has inspector’s initials. The bbl has a pinched blade front sight and 3-position 2-leaf rear sight and receiver has a sling bar and ring. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains most of a fine restored finish. Receiver has been cleaned and artificially aged and the stock sanded with coarse sandpaper and refinished. Bbl is slightly loose in the frame and the trigger return spring is either broken or missing but the trigger and hammer function in all positions. 4-52183 JR54 (700-1,000)

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1183

BALLARD CIVIL WAR ERA MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 44 dual ignition, percussion and RF. SN 21355. Standard rifle with 30” rnd bbl, silver blade front sight, missing the rear sight. It has 3 bands with uncheckered wood and straight stock with musket butt and sling swivels. CONDITION: Fair to good. No original finish remains being a mottled silver black patina that has been cleaned. Light to moderate pitting over all metal surfaces. Stock has a crack at the wrist and is missing a chip and the forearm has a crack by the ejector handle, otherwise has usual handling and use marks and is dark and oil stained. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-52260 JR96 (800-1,500)

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1184

BALLARD CIVIL WAR ERA SINGLE SHOT MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 44. SN 21182. Standard rifle for both percussion and rimfire with 30” rnd bbl, homemade front sight, broken rear sight, 3 bands, 2-pc wood, smooth buttplate and after market sling swivel stud in stock. The lever-retaining pin is missing from the lower tang. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl and bands cleaned bright, light to moderate pitting. Receiver is a dark patina with light pitting with a spot or two of heavier pitting. Stock has 2 cracks at the wrist and a hairline in forearm with both showing heavy wear and the remains of an old refinish. Nipple missing. Strong dark bore. 4-52338 JR130 (400-700)

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1185

RARE REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 58 CF. Probably produced by Remington from Civil War bbls, it has a 39” bbl with square base front sight/bayonet lug and 2-position musket rear sight. It has 2-pc wood with full-length forearm, 3 bands and sling swivels. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Fair. Very dark brown patina overall with fine rust pitting. Wood is very dark and oil stained showing heavy wear and abuse with wormholes and dings on the bottom of the forearm, missing the lower tang screw. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Good mechanics. 4-52331 JR137 (500-1,000)

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1186

PEABODY MILITARY MUSKET. Cal. 45 CF. Standard rifle with 33” rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and military style ladder rear sight. It has British proofs on the receiver and bbl with small inspector marks on the various parts. There appears to be the outline of a cartouche on the left wrist. It has sling wires and an iron ramrod. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 90% dull original blue and receiver has traces of silver case colors with the balance a light patina. Wood is sound, dark and oil stained. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with some light spotting. 4-52214 JR61 (500-1,000)

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1187

PEABODY SINGLE SHOT SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. Standard carbine with 20” rnd bbl, square base front sight and 2-position rear sight. It has uncheckered wood with long, round forearm and single band with straight stock and smooth carbine buttplate with “SC” stamped on the tang (perhaps South Carolina militia issue??). It has a staple and ring in the left side. It has usual marking on left side of receiver and small inspector marks on the various parts. There appears to be the outline of a small oval cartouche on the left wrist, similar to others previously observed. CONDITION: About fine. Retains 80-90% dull blue overall, except the lockplate and hammer which have brighter blue. Lever and bottom of the receiver retain about 60% bright blue and the buttplate about 50% blue. Wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings and scratches and retains generous amounts of original oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-52287 JR109 (500-800)

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1188

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 10540. Standard carbine with 21 1/2” oct to rnd bbl, silver blade front sight and short carbine ladder rear sight. It has a sling bar and ring on the left side of the receiver and a sharp cartouche on the left wrist. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a blue/brown patina with fine pitting over the upper half. Receiver retains 60-70% faded case colors and has a couple of battered screws. Stock has a crack through the wrist, otherwise the wood is sound and retains a dark oil finish. Stock and forearm have some bruises and gouges with light handling and use marks. Good mechanics. Bright shiny bore with fine pitting near the chamber. 4-52252 JR88 (1,250-1,750)

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1189

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 16774. Standard carbine with 21 1/2” oct to rnd bbl, German silver blade front sight, short carbine ladder rear sight and a bar and ring on the left side of the receiver. It has 2-pc stock and forearm with carbine butt. CONDITION: Fair to good, Metal is a dark brown patina with moderate pitting on the bbl, heavier on the receiver and balance of metal. Wood is battered with most of a refinish with a couple of battered screws. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with spots of heavy pitting. 4-52329 JR142 (800-1,200)

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1190

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 9791. Standard carbine with 21 1/2” oct to rnd bbl, German silver blade front sight with short carbine ladder rear sight. It has 2-pc stock and forearm with 2 legible cartouches on left wrist and a sling bar and ring on the left side of receiver. CONDITION: Fair to good. Dark brown patina overall with heavy pitting on metal surfaces. Stock has a crack in the wrist and is dark and oil stained with usual nicks and dings. About half the butt has been lightly cleaned. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-52348 JR150 (1,250-1,750)

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1191

CUT DOWN ENFIELD MUSKET. Cal. about 65. Shortened musket with 20” bbl, apparently cut during period of use with a homemade front sight and fixed rear sight. The breech end of the bbl has a large variety of British proofs. The lockplate has a crown over “VR” and is marked “TOWER 1843”. The stock and ramrod were shortened appropriately with 2 bands. The stock may be an old replacement as there is no provision for a sling swivel on the bottom. CONDITION: Iron retains a mottled silver/brown patina with file marks on the tang and breech end of the bbl. Stock is rather crude and has an old oil finish. Mechanics are fine with strong dark bore. 4-52303 JR139 (800-1,200)

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1192

LOT OF 2 SNIDER CONVERSION ENFIELD RIFLES. Cal. 57 Snider. 1) London Armory commercial Enfield with 36 1/2” bbl, standard sights, checkered 1-pc walnut stock with cartouche on the left side of buttstock dated 1862 and 1862 dated lockplate. It has 3 iron bands with brass furniture and “25” code proofs on the bbl. The breechblock is marked “E.&F.G./DODSON/LOUTH” along with the Snider proof marks. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains a blue/brown patina with fine light pitting. Stock is extremely fine retaining most of its fine oil finish and sharp checkering. Bright shiny bore with a spot of rust. 2) Unmarked military style Enfield also with “25” code and 36 1/2” bbl, standard sights, 1-pc stock of lighter colored wood, uncheckered with 3 iron bands and brass furniture with replacement ramrod. CONDITION: Fine. Blue/gray patina overall. Small repair in the stock, retains most of an old refinish. Strong bright bore that might clean better. 4-52286 JR110 (800-1,200)

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1193

LATE PERCUSSION BOAR RIFLE. Cal. about 62. Probably German with a 30 7/8” oct bbl with multiple deep rifling, tiny fixed sights with a bayonet lug on the right side of the muzzle. It has an unmarked back action lock with brass furniture and a serpentine brass trigger guard and musket style buttplate. It is mounted in a 1-pc full-length walnut stock that has a stylized brass nosecap with integral ramrod guide and sling swivel base. It has a brass nose pipe. The bbl is secured in the stock with two wedges. The stock has a checkered wrist and deep cheekpiece with carved daisy at the rear. The tumbler has a clean out screw. It has what appears to be the original ramrod with a brass mushroom head and steel body covered with stacked leather washers. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a smooth dark brown patina with pitting around the nipple area. Lockplate has silvered case colors and the stock is sound with only a hairline in front of the hammer and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Bore has deep strong rifling that is very dark but may clean better. 4-52256 JR92 (1,000-2,000)

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1194

ALTERED BELGIAN MUSKET WITH CONFEDERATE MARKINGS. Cal. .72. 22″ part oct bbl. Marked “TANNER & CIE / LIEGE” on the lockplate. “Co B 12th Virginia” carved on the right side of the stock. “CH / C.S.” and a Confederate flag are carved on the left side of the stock. The bbl has been cut to its current length and a swivel-type ramrod added. The stock is cut just ahead of the band screw. The front sight has been added. CONDITION: Mostly brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting on bbl and sling ring bar. The sling ring, lockplate and ramrod show little in the way of pitting. The stock has been sanded and has cracks on the forearm and behind the hammer. The forearm has been repaired. The lock is fine. 4-52306 X29 (1,000-2,000)

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1195

WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO MONKEY TAIL SPORTING CARBINE. Cal. 48. SN 2723. 25″ rnd bbl. The maker’s name is on the lockplate and the bbl is marked “WHITWORTH . PATENT” but it has normal rifling. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting, moderate on the lockplate and around the nipple. Ramrod and nipple are replaced. Stock has been shattered through the action and has been repaired and refinished using fillers. Action is good. 4-52302 FS314 (1,000-1,500)

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1196

EXTREMELY FINE WHITNEY PHOENIX MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. .45/70. SN 3194. 35″ rnd bbl. No markings except caliber markings on top of bbl. CONDITION: Near new with brilliant casehardening colors on the action and 98% bright blue on other parts. The wood has numerous light dents and scratches. The ramrod is possibly a replacement as it is shorter than the bore. Mechanically fine. 4-53344 FS429 (2,000-3,000)

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1197

MODIFIED JOSLYN CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 38 RF. SN 15276. Standard Civil War carbine that has had its original bbl replaced with a 20 1/4” heavy oct bbl that is unmarked. It has a small globe front sight, a tiny fixed rear sight and an adjustable lollypop sight inleted into the top tang. The original stock has two sharp cartouches, and the forearm was modified to fit the oct bbl and has had a German silver rifle crescent buttplate added. The sling bar and ring have been removed and the holes plugged. Lockplate markings are standard and have the date 1864. It has a 2-pc brass trigger guard that measures 7 3/4” long. CONDITION: As noted above. Very good plus. Bbl retains 75 – 80% original brown finish. Mechanics are fine, wood is sound with an additional hole vertically through the stock for the peep sight. Bright shiny bore. 4-52184 JR55 (500-1,000)

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1198

REMINGTON KEENE BOLT ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. Scarce standard grade carbine with 20” rnd bbl, full magazine with two bands having sling swivels on the lower band and correspondingly in the stock with a military style smooth buttplate with trap. Usual markings on the bolt and the cal. marked at the left rear of the receiver. The front sight is mounted on the upper band and it has a 900-yard carbine style ladder rear sight. CONDITION: Bbl retains 40-50% thin original blue mixed with brown patina. Magazine tube retains about 70% original blue mixed with patina and some light scratches near the end. Receiver retains 30-40% thin original blue mixed with patina. Wood is sound with a spliced repair around the lower tang and retains most of an old refinish. Front sight is broken. Strong bright bore with light pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-51527 (2,250-3,250)

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1199

REMINGTON NO. 1 OR 1 1/2 SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 44 CF. SN 12353. Standard rifle with 26 1/2” oct bbl, open sights, top flat marked with company name and address, uncheckered wood with iron tipped splinter forearm and straight stock with semi-crescent iron buttplate. The small left sideplate is missing and the top of the hammer nose has been modified. CONDITION: About good. Metal retains an overall smooth dark brown patina, showing heavy wear with moderate pitting at the muzzle and light pitting on the breechblock and receiver. Wood is sound, smooth, dark and oil stained. Worn dark bore. 4-52185 JR56 (400-700)

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1200

RARE EVANS SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 44 Evans Smooth Bore. SN 17. Usual configuration with 30” rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and ladder rear sight with the top of the bbl marked “EVANS SPORTING RIFLE”. It has a checkered schnable tip forearm and 2-pc walnut stock. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl and receiver retain an even smooth blue/brown patina with original blue in sheltered areas. Lever retains traces of original case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of original dark oil finish. Bright shiny bore. 4-52247 JR84 (500-1,000)

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1201

EVANS SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 44 Evans. SN none visible. Usual configuration with 27 1/2” oct bbl, homemade German silver front sight, standard ladder rear sight, top flat marked “EVANS SPORTING RIFLE”. It has a checkered semi-schnable forearm and 2-pc walnut buttstock. CONDITION: Good. Metal retains a mostly blue/brown patina with crusty surface corrosion and pitting behind the trigger. Lever retains about 50% strong case colors. Forearm has a couple of cracks, otherwise the wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Bright shiny bore. 4-52246 JR83 (500-800)

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1201A.

FACTORY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION SILVER PLATED HENRY RIFLE. Cal 44 RF Henry. SN 1100. Beautiful Hoggson engraved rifle with 24 1/4” oct bbl, integral magazine tube, original, German silver, front sight and 1,000 yd, first type, ladder rear sight. The wood is highly figured light colored rosewood with fine piano varnish finish. The receiver has full coverage typical early Hoggson foliate arabesque pattern engraving with extra flourishes at the rear and around the hammer as well as over the top. It has his typical wavy line border and punch dot background. It has the remains of silver-plating on both receiver and early style buttplate with rounded heel. The bottom of the receiver, between the timing spring screws, is engraved in period lettering “MAJ.J.C.SMITH./5th.O.V.C.” It is accompanied by copies of the Spring 1988 “Winchester Repeater” (the publication of the Winchester Club of America). This publication contains a many-paged article entitled “Henry’s History & Heroes” by John G. Hamilton. This rifle is featured in the article with the statement that Major Smith served with the 5th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry from 1861 to 1864 in many campaigns of the war. The article also contains an accounting of Major Smith’s Civil War service. Joseph C. Smith enlisted as a Captain in 1861 in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry, which was renamed the 5th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He was promoted to Major on April 13, 1863. Accompanied by an original hickory and iron 4-pc wiping rod. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag. tube retain most of their original blue turning dull on the magazine tube with some light scratches and losses near the muzzle end of the mag. tube. Bbl has minor scattered spots of rust with strong bright blue in the gullets and sheltered areas. Ladder rear sight retains about 75-80% original blue turned dull on the blade remains bright elsewhere. Receiver retains about 60-70% thin silver-plating, heavier in the sheltered areas. Buttplate retains 10-15% silver-plating with the balance on both receiver and buttplate a nice mellow mustard patina. Lever is an overall dark patina while the hammer retains 75-80% strong case colors. Stock is sound with a few small nicks and dings and scattered light bruises and retains 95-97% strong bright original varnish. Left side of the lower tang, top tang channel in stock, inside the tang of the buttplate, and on all of the receiver and buttplate screws are marked with the serial number. Crisp mechanics and bright shiny bore. This is a very historic Henry rifle in exceptional condition and would make an outstanding addition to anyone’s collection. Hamilton Collection 4-52133 JR23 (50,000-100,000)

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1201B.

MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE. Cal 44 RF Henry. SN 3338. Standard Henry Rifle with 24 1/4” oct. bbl with integral mag. tube. It has an original, German silver, front sight and 900 yd ladder Henry rear sight. It has a straight stock with brass buttplate that has early style rounded heel. The serial number is stamped on the left side of the lower tang under the wood, in the top tang channel of the stock and inside the toe of the buttplate. The right side of the bbl, at the frame, is marked “C.G.C.” and has a small “C” correspondingly on the bbl and frame, also has a small “H” on the frame. The stock has the outline of the cartouche on the outside of the wrist and the right side of the buttplate heel is marked with a small “C”. It is accompanied by a later 4-pc, brass and iron, wiping rod. Also accompanied by a copy of the November 8, 1986 “The Gun Report”, which contains a several page article entitled “The Dilemma of the Martially Marked Henry Rifle” by John G. Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton had conducted some early research regarding the martial Henry’s and at that time had determined that there were only 29 known specimens. The article lists them all by serial number. Additionally accompanied by several pieces of correspondence between Mr. Hamilton, “The Gun Report”, and several private individuals disclosing their ownership of other Henry rifles. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains 10-15% original blue with the balance a silver/gray patina with scattered light pitting and some dings on both side flats by the rear sight. Receiver shows moderate wear on the edges with a few light scratches and dings, but overall has good edges and a fine medium mustard patina. Stock is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bore is strong with good shine and scattered pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52134 JR22 (17,500-32,500)

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1201C.

ROBINS & LAWRENCE 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 54. Standard rifle with usual markings on the bbl and lockplate with the tang and tail of the lockplate dated 1850. It has original sights with dovetail square base front sight/bayonet lug, brass furniture and brass tipped trumpet ramrod. The stock has 2 visible cartouches and the number 1394 stamped on the right wrist. The buttplate tang is unit marked. CONDITION: Good to very good. Iron is a cleaned light gray patina and the brass a fine mellow patina. Wood is sound and retains a fine hand rubbed patina with a series of bruises on the left side panel and usual handing and use marks. Mechanics are fine with strong bright bore, lightly pitted. Hamilton Collection 4-52132 JR50 (2,000-3,500)

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1201D.

EXTREMELY RARE INSCRIBED VOLCANIC PISTOL. Cal. 41, SN 1080. Navy size with 8″ oct bbl and integral magazine tube. It has a German silver shaped cone front sight, fixed rear sight and two-piece walnut grips. The top flat of the bbl is marked with Volcanic Repeating Arms Company name and address with “1854” patent date. The serial number appears on the right side of the lever, the left side of the butt under the grip and inside both grips. No further disassembly was affected to verify further numbering. The left side plate is inscribed in period script and block letter engraving, “Lieut. Thos. Gardner / From / SOME OF THE ‘RANGERS’ / & / ORIGINAL ‘CROTONS’ / March 12th, 1857.” The right side plate and part of the receiver is inscribed in period engraved script and block letters, “Keep this Weapon ‘TOM’ / Never USE it in a BAD CAUSE / Never SURRENDER it in a GOOD / Remember that FREEDOM is worth more than LIFE / That FREEMEN never can be SLAVES.” Apparently, in the period pre-dating the Civil War, Gardner was a member of “The Rangers”, who surely were “free-staters” participating in the violent struggle in Kansas and Missouri during that time. Preliminary internet research disclosed that Thomas W. Gardner enlisted as a Captain in Company “G” Ohio 90th Infantry and resigned on 5/17/1863. This pistol is accompanied by Gardner’s application for pension from Civil War disability dated in 1915. It appears that he passed away in 1918 in Missouri. Also accompanied by a copy of an article from the March, 1989 issue of The Gun Report wherein there is an article on this pistol written by Mr. Hamilton. Additional, more in-depth research should produce some interesting information regarding “The Rangers” and “Crotons”. It has been suggested that the “Crotons” may have a connection to an old Ivy League school such as Yale or Harvard. CONDITION: Very good. No original finish remains with the iron being a silver, gray-brown patina. Brass frame and side plates show moderate wear with a few nicks and dings and light scratches and retains a medium to dark mustard patina. Tops of the side plates show light bruises. Follower and spring are replacements. Left grip has a replaced long sliver from the toe and the right grip escutcheon is loose in the wood. Otherwise they retain 30-50% original varnish on the left side and 15-20% on the right side. An extremely rare and important volcanic. Mechanics are a little loose but functional. Strong bright bore with fine pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-53497 JR973 (40,000-60,000)

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1201E.

CASED PAIR OF ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 49 POCKET REVOLVERS. Cal 31, SN 141531 & 141583. Identical pair of revolvers with 6″ oct bbls, the top flats engraved “Saml. Colt”. The balance of the revolvers are engraved in Gustav Young #3 style consisting of beautifully detailed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns over about half the barrels, rammer pivots, frames, back straps, butts and trigger guards. The side edges of the trigger guards have extra wavy border patterns. The body of the engraving has Young’s trademark blossom patterns and his famous wolf’s heads on each side of the hammer noses, along with his well-known elliptical panel on the left sides of the receivers engraved in an arc “Colt’s Patent”. Both revolvers are fitted with beautiful smooth ivory grips with the left sides engraved “Wm. H. Lent.”, and the right sides, “7th Co 7th Regt. N.G”. They have five-shot unfluted cylinders with stagecoach holdup scenes. This pair is accompanied by an after market, California-style presentation case with green velvet lining with French fitted edges and recesses in red velvet. It has compartments for the revolvers, a fine dbl-sided E Pluribus Unum American eagle flask with crossed revolvers, a brass two-cavity “Colt’s Patent” mold without sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a small tin of Eley Bros. caps. Two opposing corner have a matching L-shaped covered compartment with ivory button. The case has brass-bound corners on the lid and a blank medallion in the center. It is made of very nicely grained rosewood and is 14″ long x 9-1/4″ wide x 2-3/8″ deep. Accompanied by some preliminary internet research which disclosed that William H. Lent, born in 1829 and died September 24, 1895 in Geneva. OH, enlisted on 9/23/1861 as a private in “H” Company, Ohio 17th Infantry and mustered out on 10/1/1864. His unit fought in a number of well-documented battles. CONDITION: Both revolvers are extremely fine. Number 141583 retains 96-97% brilliant glossy blue on the barrel with a few light scratches and light muzzle edge wear. Numerous small hammer marks by the wedge slot. Rammer, pivot and handle retain most of their strong original case colors. Frame and hammer retain most of their slightly muted but strong original case colors. Cylinder retains 75-80% strong original blue and about 98% stagecoach holdup scene. Backstrap retains about 70% strong original silver and the butt about 95%. Trigger guard retains virtually all of its original silver. Grips are crisp with sharp edges and two tiny spots of yellow stain; otherwise retain a beautiful light ivory color. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Number 141531 retains 88-90% glossy original blue with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Rammer, pivot and handle retain dark case colors, brighter on the pivot. Frame and hammer retain about 90% dark case colors and the cylinder 40-50% thin original blue and about 95% stagecoach holdup scene. Four of the five safety pins are mostly intact. Grip frame retains about 90% original silver plating. Grips are sound with a number of age lines, primarily on the left side, and retain a lovely medium yellow color. Mechanics are crisp. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Accessories are fine. Case has a crack in the lid and exhibits some shrinkage in opposite corners, otherwise is sound and retains generous amounts of original varnish. Lid lining is bright with a minor wear spot. Bottom lining is slightly faded and soiled. It appears that one revolver probably remained unfired while the other was surely carried and undoubtedly was fired. Hamilton Collection 4-53496 JR974 (15,000-25,000)

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1202

RARE CASED CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 52547. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, New York address, “Colt’s Patent” and tiny “U.S” on the left side of the frame. Brass back strap & trigger guard with 1-piece walnut grips. Both sides of the grip have legible cartouches and there are tiny inspector marks on some of the parts. The back strap is inscribed in large block letters “CAPTAIN B. BENKLER”. The top of the back strap behind the hammer is also inscribed “CO. G. / 58 R.” and the bottom of the butt is inscribed “O.V.U.A.”. It is accompanied by an original walnut Colt casing with dark green velvet lining and compartments for the revolver, an angle spout single sided Colt’s patent Navy size flask, a brass Colt’s patent 2-cavity mold, a nipple wrench and a Hick’s cap tin. Also included is a membership ribbon of the Army of the Cumberland.

Preliminary internet research disclosed that Baptist Benkler enlisted June 3, 1861 as a 1st Lieutenant in Company H, 24th Ohio Infantry and resigned on September 14, 1861. On December 20, 1861 he enlisted as a Private in the 58th Ohio Infantry and on January 6, 1862 he mustered into Company G, 58th Ohio Infantry and was promoted to Captain January 10, 1862 and was discharged on February 9, 1862. On September 4, 1864 he mustered into Company E 178th Ohio Infantry as a Private and was mustered out on June 29, 1865 at Charlotte, NC. Also accompanying is a packet of copies of military records and information on Lt. Jacob Haring, Company G, 58th Ohio Infantry. Haring fought through the war, was wounded and had a leg amputated and was discharged December 23, 1863. The only reason Lt. Haring is mentioned here is because his identical Colt 1851 Navy revolver with engraving applied by the same hand is currently on display at the Ohio State Historical Society in Columbus, OH. His revolver is only a few serial numbers away from Benkler’s. CONDITION: The revolver is fine, all matching including the wedge with the bbl retaining a mostly plum brown patina, slightly thin over the top flats. The rammer and lever retain a dark plum patina. The frame with traces of dark case colors retains mostly a medium mottled patina with some light surface spotting. The cylinder is a gray patina with some light dings around the front edge and retains 75-80% cylinder scene. Five of the original safety pins are intact. The back strap and trigger guard are a fine mellow brass patina. The grips are sound with light edge wear, light use and handling nicks & scratches and retain 75-85% original varnish. Both cartouches are legible. Mechanics are fine with strong dark bore. The case has a crack in the middle with light handling & storage marks. The interior is slightly faded with the bottom showing light wear and soil. The flask is worn with several small dings on the back side and an open seam. The mold is extremely fine. Altogether a fine condition, unusual Colt with a somewhat unusual history. Hamilton Collection 4-52115 JR829 (10,000-15,000)

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1203

RARE MEDICAL OFFICER INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 6683. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, blue and case colored with silver plated brass back strap & trigger guard containing 1-piece walnut grips. The back strap is beautifully inscribed in period script engraving “Surgeon Batwell. 14th Mich. Infantry.” Accompanied by its original sword belt, buckle and holster. The buckle has the number “106” on the back and the matching numbered tab is attached to the end of the belt. All four serial number stampings on the bottom of the revolver are accompanied by a number “2”. Edward Batwell was apparently mustered into service with the 14th Michigan Infantry at Ypsilanti, MI on September 6, 1862 and was mustered out of service as a Lt. Colonel on July 18, 1865. During his term of service his unit fought in a number of major battles including Corinth, MS, Stone River, TN, Brentwood, TN, Nashville, TN, Kennesaw Mt., GA, Chattahoochee River, GA and the Battle of Atlanta. One of things that makes this revolver so rare is the fact that it is inscribed to a surgeon. Medical personnel were routinely not allowed to carry arms during the Civil War. In this way they were considered non-combatants and were treated deferentially when captured, unless they were armed. CONDITION: The revolver is very fine, all matching including the wedge with the bbl retaining 20-30% glossy bright blue and the balance flaked to a light gray patina. The rammer handle retains about 50% strong case colors in the sheltered areas. The frame retains 30-40% faded case colors with the balance having been cleaned to a silver/gray patina. The cylinder retains traces of original blue and retains about 75% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are intact. The hammer retains bright case colors on the back edge. The back strap and trigger guard retain most of their strong original silver plate with some light edge wear. The grips are sound with a few battering nicks on the bottom and light edge wear and retain about 90% strong original varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with one area of light pitting. The holster is all original, very dry and crackled with a broken tab and retains 30-40% original finish. The belt is dry rotted and extremely fragile with several breaks and separated parts. The buckle is fine. A truly rare and desirable Civil War inscribed Colt. Hamilton Collection 4-52113 JR861 (15,000-25,000)

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RARE CASED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER GIVEN TO ATTY. GEN. EDWARD BATES. Cal. 44. SN 11705. In November 1861 Samuel Colt began a vigorous campaign to sell his revolvers to the Union Army for the looming Civil War. It is recorded that Colt presented sixty Colt revolvers to various high ranking Army personnel and members of President Lincoln’s cabinet. One of these individuals was Atty. Gen. Edward Bates. Bates was a lawyer from Missouri who was a strict Constitutionalist and apparently a very stern man, one who would probably have regarded an ostentatious gift as an attempted bribe. It is believed that Colt recognized this and presented him with a single cased revolver without inscription instead of the cased inscribed pairs which were part of this promotion, that have surfaced to this point. It is known that a cased pair #11703 & #11704 were presented to Gen. Andrew Porter and another pair #11706 & #11707 were presented to Gen. Irwin McDowell. Both were inscribed with the General’s name “with the compliments of Col. Colt”. Our revolver, obviously, falls directly between these pairs and is of identical configuration to them in that it is extra finished with bright glossy blue and select highly figured walnut grips and there is a punch dot below each serial number on the bbl, frame, trigger guard and back strap.

This revolver is standard configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, rebated 6-shot cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene. It has a 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw and short stock screws. As previously mentioned, the serial numbers are all accompanied by a punch dot and it has deluxe walnut 1-piece grip. The casing is standard mahogany with red velvet lining and compartments for the revolver, angled short spout 1-sided Colt’s powder flask, a blued 2-cavity Colt’s patent bullet mold, an L-shaped nipple wrench, a packet of skin cartridges and a tin of Eley’s caps. Also accompanying are several spare parts for this revolver including a hammer spring, nipple, hand with spring, timing spring, two stock lug screws and a frame screw. In addition there is a GAR medal and the original key.

This revolver was initially loaned to a museum on December 6, 1929 by Mrs. Charles N. Bates, sister-in-law of Lt. Gen. John Coalter Bates who was the son of Atty. Gen. Edward Bates. Gen. Bates enlisted as a Lieutenant in 1861 at the age of 19 and was a Brev’t. Lt. Col. at the end of the war. He remained in the Army for the rest of his working life and retired in 1906 and died February 4, 1919, never having married. The museum accession card has a subsequent note dated 1940 that the loan had become a gift. It stands to reason that in 1861 Colt would have had no reason to make a presentation to a lowly Lieutenant who would have had no influence in the purchase of arms for the Union. Whereas the father, Edward Bates, would have been in a position to exert a measure of influence if he so desired. It can be surmised then, that Gen John C. Bates was wither gifted this set by his father or inherited it with his passing.

Apparently some time during the 1960’s this revolver and accessories were acquired by a Mr. Ken Ermine “for services rendered” to the museum. Mr. Ermine apparently did various restoration chores on the collection in the 1960’s. In a letter dated December 10, 1981, the assistant curator to the museum states that they could not verify if it was a gift to Mr. Ermine, but neither did they list it as stolen. In a subsequent letter they state that they have closed the file on this revolver and accessories in question.

This lot is accompanied by copies of the accession cards from the museum, copies of letters from the museum as previously mentioned and copies of an article by John G. Hamilton regarding this revolver which appeared in the May 1988 Gun Report. Also, a copy of page 7 of the November 1977 Arms Gazette which lists an advertisement by Alan S. Kelley for a similar revolver presented to Lincoln’s Secretary of War, Simon Cameron, serial number 11708.

CONDITION: Extremely fine, the bbl retains 65-70% bright glossy blue with a cleaned area on the top. The rammer & lever retain about 60% dark case colors. The cylinder retains about 80% original blue, strong and bright in the rebated area, thin elsewhere and retains about 90% naval battle scene. All six safety pins are intact. The frame retains about all of its original case colors, dark and fading to gray on the recoil shields, bright on the sides, fading toward the front edge. The hammer retains 60-70% case colors. The back strap retains about 65% thin blue and the bottom of the butt about 90% brilliant blue. The trigger guard retains about all of its original silver plate. The grips are extremely fine with minor handling marks and retain virtually all their brilliant varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered light to moderate pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52112 JR830 (75,000-125,000)

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RARE CASED CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED COLT 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 131308. Extremely rare Civil War revolver that was presented to and owned by Civil War surgeon, Dr. James B. Whitcomb. The reason that makes it so rare is that medical personnel were not permitted to carry arms. The back strap is inscribed, in period script engraving, “J.B. Whitcomb. 11th Regt. C.V.” Surgeon Whitcomb served with the 11th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry from October 23, 1861 to December 21, 1865. Prior to and after the war he was in medical practice in Windham County, CT. He died December 22, 1880 at the age of 76. His unit was very active during the war and engaged in numerous battles & skirmishes throughout the war. When his unit was mustered out in 1865 he was the only officer who had held a commission when the unit left CT in 1861.

Accompanied by a large packet of information and copies of military records along with copies of numerous military photographs. Also accompanied by an original walnut Colt casing with maroon velvet lining compartmented for the revolver, a dbl sided eagle flask and a lacquered cap tin. Two compartments are empty. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including the wedge, the bbl retains 15-20% thin original blue with the balance a light patina. The frame retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silver/gray patina. The cylinder is a gray/brown patina and retains 85-90% stagecoach holdup scene. The trigger guard retains virtually all of its original silver plating and the back strap and butt about 90%. The inscription is crisp and clear. The grips have a chipped left heel and small chips from the edges with some light battering on the bottom of the butt and overall retain about 85% original varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. The cylinder retains three of its safety pins. The case is fine with light handling and storage marks and a crease in the lid with two grain checks in the bottom. The lid lining is fine with a faded impression of the cylinder. The bottom however, was wet in one corner and has losses of lining material. The remainder of the lining is faded and soiled. The flask is good. Hamilton Collection 4-52114 JR827 (3,500-5,000)

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RARE CASED YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 109040. Usual configuration with 5″ oct bbl, engraved panel on the top flat with “Saml Colt”. The left side of the frame has Young’s trademark “Colt’s Patent” in an elliptical engraved panel. It has 5-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene and silver plated brass grip frame with burl 1-piece walnut grips. The bbl, rammer pivot, frame, hammer, back strap & trigger guard are all beautifully Gustave Young engraved in fine foliate arabesque patterns. The left bbl flat incorporates Young’s trademark dog’s head and the hammer nose has his trademark wolf’s head on each side along with other patterns typically used by Young. Accompanied by an original Colt casing with red velvet lined lid and partitions in the bottom for a brass Colt’s patent bullet mold and a single sided Colt’s patent short spout eagle flask. Also included is an empty skin cartridge packet. CONDITION: The revolver is extremely fine, all matching including the wedge. It retains 97-98% glossy bright blue on the bbl with light muzzle and very minute sharp edge wear. The rammer and pivot retain most of their original case colors with the handle being a gray metal color. The frame & hammer retain most of their dark original case colors. The cylinder retains 30-40% original blue with the balance flaked to a light patina and retains about all of its stagecoach holdup scene. The grip frame retains virtually all of its original silver plating. The grips are crisp with only very minor handling & storage marks and retain virtually all of their bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a very few scattered spots of light pitting. The cylinder has four of its original safety pins. The case has a couple of cracks in the lid and a grain check in the bottom with a loose rear corner. The lid lining is faded and soiled with oil staining from the revolver. One of the dividers is partly loose with the divider velvet faded and soiled. The bottom has been relined. Hamilton Collection 4-52119 JR828 (15,000-25,000)

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RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 93223. 4th type with 7-1/2″ bbl, dovetail front sight with German silver blade, unfluted cylinder with Ormsby naval engagement scene and original 1-piece ivory grips. The bbl lug, rammer pivot, frame, hammer, back strap & trigger guard are beautifully Gustav Young engraved with full frame coverage, typical wolf’s head on each side of the hammer nose, extensive patterns over the bbl & lug and ends of the wedge. The back strap has usual engraving patterns at the top & bottom and full coverage on the butt. The trigger guard has engraving on the trigger bow and around the serial numbers. It has Young’s trademark panel on the left side of the bbl lug with the number “2” stamped near the bottom. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including the wedge. The bbl retains 75-80% original blue with muzzle and edge wear and some thinning over the top. The rammer & lever retain dark case colors with a thin spot on the handle. The cylinder retains 30-40% thin original blue and about 90% naval battle scene. The frame & hammer retain about 80% dark case colors, bright in sheltered areas. The grip frame retains about 90% strong original silver with some light pimpling on the front strap and wear on the trigger guard. The grips are sound and have a small flat spot on the right edge, otherwise they are beautiful and retain a fine mellow color with a few minor age lines on the bottom. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52118 JR823 (5,000-8,000)

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1208

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 25819. Usual configuration with 6-1/2″ rnd bbl, 5-shot rebated fluted cylinder, blue & case colored with silver plated brass grip frame and 1-piece walnut grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including the wedge. The bbl retains 70-75% glossy bright original blue with the areas of loss flaked to a light patina and some fine surface rust. The rammer and lever retain most of their original case colors with some wear on the rammer. The frame retains virtually all of its bright original factory case colors, slightly darkened on the recoil shields. The hammer retains most of its bright case colors turning silver on the top edge. The cylinder retains 65-70% thin blue, strong in the flutes and rebated area and retains all five safety pins. The grip frame retains most of its original silver plating with a small wear spot on the trigger guard. The grips have very small amount of edge wear with a few tiny nicks on the finish, otherwise retain virtually all the original factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with an area of light rust. Hamilton Collection 4-52142 JR818 (4,000-6,000)

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CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED COLT 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 7753. Usual configuration with 6-1/2″ rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted cylinder, silver plated brass grip frame and 1-piece walnut grips. The back strap is inscribed in period script engraving “W.H. Ashbrook 55th Reg. O.V.” Preliminary internet research discloses that William H. Ashbrook enlisted as a Sargent in Company F of the Ohio 55th infantry on September 15, 1861 and was discharged for disability on February 22, 1862 before his unit saw any significant action. CONDITION: Good, all matching except the wedge which is numbered “96306”. No original finish remains, being a mottled silver to dark brown patina with moderate to heavy rust pitting. The grip frame retains about 50% original silver plating. The grips have chipped toes and worn edges with the right side retaining about 75% original varnish and the left side about 25%. The timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52137 JR820 (2,750-3,750)

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INSCRIBED COLT 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 7413. Usual configuration with 6-1/2″ rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted rebated cylinder, silver plated brass grip frame and 1-piece walnut grips. The bottom of the butt is engraved in period script “Lieut. Randolph / from his friends / Norwalk O”. The right grip is neatly stamped near the bottom edge “T.H.”

Lt. Randolph appears to have been Lt. John F. Randolph who enlisted at Monroeville, OH on September 24, 1862. Lt. Randolph had a fairly distinguished career, participating in battles and fights with the 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Lt. Randolph performed a dangerous mission, riding alone about 40 miles through Virginia dodging enemy patrols to deliver a message to a besieged regiment. His regiment was engaged almost continually in scouting assignments in and around the Shenandoah Valley. He was promoted to Captain March 6, 1863. On June 13, 1863 they engaged Gen. Lee’s army at Winchester and were driven back toward Martinsburg and were surrendered by their commander on June 14th. Capt. Randolph was incarcerated in Libby Prison for 11 months. Several attempts were made to exchange him for a Confederate officer, to no avail. Capt. Randolph and several other Union officers escaped on December 8, 1864 and floated down a river, traveling only at night and foraging off the land for sustenance. They hid during the days and after about 30 days reached the mouth of the river and were picked up by a Union gun boat. Capt. Randolph rejoined his regiment in February 1865 and on March 30th engaged the Confederates at Harcher Run. After three continuous days of battle they pursued the Confederates towards Petersburg capturing many prisoners and forts. After a brief rest they were sent to burn “High Bridge” fifteen miles in the advance. They were attacked by rebel cavalry before they could reach their destination and after suffering heavy losses and running out of ammunition they surrendered. Capt. Randolph was shot in the chest after they had surrendered. He eventually recovered from his wounds and was mustered out along with his regiment June of 1865 and returned to Norwalk, OH. No mention is made of Capt. Randolph’s Colt, but it can be assumed that when he was captured the first time, it was taken and probably used by Confederate officer or soldier.

Accompanied by an extensive article written by John G. Hamilton which appeared in the Winter 1989 magazine The Winchester Repeater. Also accompanied by an extensive file of copies of Capt. Randolph’s military record. CONDITION: About good, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. No original finish remains being an even dark brown patina overall with some light to moderate surface rust on the bbl. The grip frame retains traces of original silver plating and the grips are very worn but sound. One frame screw and one back strap screw are battered. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered moderate pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52116 JR819 (3,0000-5,000)

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CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 144614. Possibly Confederate used revolver that has a 6″ oct bbl, 2-line New York address with silver plated back strap and trigger guard containing 1-piece walnut grips. The back strap is inscribed, in period script engraving, “Col Lewis B Parsons Captured at Arkansas / Post Jan 11, 1863”. The bottom of the butt has hand scratched initials “LV”. Preliminary internet research discloses a brief biography of Col. Lewis Baldwin Parsons (1818-1907), a graduate of Yale and Harvard and an attorney in St. Louis where he became president and treasurer of the Ohio & Mississippi Railroad. At the outbreak of war he became a captain and almost immediately a colonel, assigned to be in charge of railroad transportation. In May of 1865 he was promoted to Brig. General and April 1866 was brevetted Major General and honorably mustered out at that time. Research also disclosed that the Arkansas Post was also known as Fort Hindman and was apparently located at the confluence of the Arkansas & Mississippi Rivers and had been an Indian Trading Post from 1686. In 1862 the Confederacy constructed a massive earthen fortification that then became known as Fort Hindman. January 9-11, 1863 the Union Army & Navy engaged Fort Hindman with Union casualties 1,047 and Confederate casualties 5,500. While there is no immediate confirmation of Col. Parsons participation in this battle it appear likely that he was there and captured this revolver at that time. CONDITION: Good to very good, no original finish remains being a medium to dark gray/brown patina over all the iron. The bbl shows moderate to heavy wear with a spot or two of light pitting. The cylinder is lightly battered with vice marks in a couple of places and retains traces of the stagecoach holdup scene. The frame and hammer have scattered light pitting. The back strap is a mellow brass patina and the trigger guard retains about 40% thin original cylinder. The grips have a slightly chipped toe and show moderate wear, retaining about 50% original varnish. The wedge is a replacement. The hand spring is either broken or missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dull bore. Hamilton Collection 4-52120 JR860 (5,000-6,000)

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CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 204417. Standard pocket model with 4″ oct bbl, 2-line Hartford address, 6-shot cylinder with stagecoach hold up scene, blue & case colored, silver plated brass grip frame and 1-piece walnut grips. The back strap is inscribed in period script engraving, “H.W. Langley to Capt Jas. Wilson / 21st O.V.M. Galipolis July 2d 1864”. Preliminary research online discloses that James Wilson enlisted on 4-19-1861 as a Captain in Company A, Ohio 21st Infantry Regiment and was mustered out 8-12-1861 with his regiment at Columbus. It appears that Capt. Wilson may have been from the Findlay, Ohio area as that is where his company was mustered into service. They enlisted for a period of three months and were formally organized at Cleveland. On May 23rd they moved to Galipolis, stopping at Columbus for arms and accoutrements where they remained until July 3rd at which time they were ordered to Ravenswood, WV. They fought at nearby Ripley and then returned to Galipolis by steamer. On July 11th they marched to Red House (apparently in Ohio) to reconnoiter the Confederates and fought at Scarey Creek where they had two men killed, two others mortally wounded and others with lesser wounds. Although Capt. Wilson’s career was brief, he did see service and combat in the Civil War. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except the wedge which is numbered “76548”, the bbl retains 70-75% thin original blue and the rammer dark case colors. The frame retains 20-25% faded case colors with the balance a medium patina. The hammer retains about 50% dark case colors. A few of the screws are slightly battered with the frame screws retaining generous amounts of original blue. The trigger guard & back strap retain about 80% original silver and the grips about 90% original varnish. The right toe has a replaced chip with both sides showing light edge wear and a long rub on the right side. The cylinder retains traces of original blue and about 90% cylinder scene. Timing needs adjustment, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52143 JR817 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 61242. Rare Navy Navy with iron back strap & trigger guard that has a large flat bottom trigger guard. It has 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass cone front sight and 1-piece highly figured walnut grips. The left side of the frame has tiny “U.S.” under the “Colt’s Patent” and it has “U S N” on the bottom of the butt and the right side of the grip has the inspector’s initials “GMR” on the bottom. CONDITION: About fine, all matching except the wedge which is numbered “0549”. The bbl retains about 75% dull blue, mixed with light patina. The rammer & lever are a silver/gray color. The cylinder is a silver/brown patina with some scattered spots of light surface spotting and retains 70-75% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are prominent. The frame, back strap & trigger guard are a silver/brown patina with the frame possibly having been cleaned a long time ago. The hammer retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas. The grips are sound with light edge wear and usual light handling and use marks and retains a fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of pitting. A fine rare martial Navy. Hamilton Collection 4-52130 JR857 (4,000-7,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 18231. Late 3rd model with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 3-screw frame with brass back strap & trigger guard and 1-piece walnut grip. The left side has the outline of a cartouche and there are small inspector’s initials on the various parts and a tiny “U.S.” below “Colt’s Patent” on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching, including the wedge. The bbl retains traces of original blue in the very sheltered areas with the balance a light silver/brown patina. There are a series of small hammer marks on top of the round section of the bbl and fine hammer marks around the wedge opening with some fine pitting near the muzzle. The cylinder is mostly a silver/brown patina with some light pitting around the front edge and retains 85-90% Indian fight scene. The frame retains traces of case color in the very sheltered areas with the balance a silver/gray patina. The grip frame is a light mustard patina. The grips have slightly chipped toes and show moderate wear with light handling and use marks and the outline of the cartouche. Mechanics are fine. The bore is strong and bright with light pitting in the grooves. Hamilton Collection 4-52131 JR855 (6,000-10,000)

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SCARCE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 72635. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, New York address, 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw and extended stock lug screws. It has the very scarce silver plated iron grip frame and a lanyard loop installed just above the trigger guard. It has 1-piece walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except the wedge which is numbered “6920”. The bbl, frame, cylinder & hammer all retain a medium to dark even patina with a few scattered spots of light pitting. The back strap & trigger guard retain 50-60% original silver plating with some moderate pitting on the front strap and lighter pitting on the back strap. The grips have chipped toes and minor nicks & scratches elsewhere and retain about 90% old varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52123 JR840 (3,500-5,000)

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1216

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1861 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 6160. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, unfluted cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene and brass grip frame with 1-piece walnut grips. The left side of the grip has the outline of a partially visible cartouche and there are small inspector marks on the various parts. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. The bbl retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas with the balance a silver/brown patina with spots of light rust. The cylinder is a gray patina and retains 80-90% original Ormsby naval battle scene and all six safety pins are prominent. The frame retains traces of thin case colors with the balance a gray patina. The hammer retains about 60% dark case colors and the grip frame is a light mustard patina. The grips show moderate wear with worn edges and retain traces of original finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting, slightly heavier toward the muzzle. A fine and scarce martial 61 navy. Hamilton Collection 4-52129 JR853 (4,000-6,000)

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1217

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 13339. Fine 4-screw model with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, iron back strap and brass trigger guard and 1-piece walnut grips that have a sharp O.W. Ainsworth cartouche. There are small inspector’s initials on the various parts. The frame is cut for shoulder stock and has flat head hammer screw with round head fourth screws. It has a rebated cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including the wedge. The bbl retains 30-40% original blue, strong in the sheltered areas with the balance a medium patina with light surface pitting. The cylinder has traces of original blue with a few spots of light surface rust and retains 70-75% original naval battle scene. Five of the six safety pins are still prominent. The frame retains most of its original case colors turning dark toward the front end, faded toward the rear with some brighter colors in the very sheltered areas. The hammer retains about 75% slightly faded case colors. The backstrap and butt retain about 95% strong original blue with some light pinpoints of surface rust. The trigger guard is a light yellow brass color. The grips have sharp edges with light handling and use marks and a fine cartouche. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52141 JR854 (5,000-8,000)

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1218

CASED PAIR OF SMITH PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. Cal. .50. 10-1/8″ oct bbls. Marked “SMITH” on the lockplates and “SMITH LONDON DC-5357” on one and “DC-5358” on the other. This is a registration mark at Dublin Castle. They are cased in a period case for other guns. They will not fit in the case with their ramrods in place and the spurs on the triggerguard rub the bbl on the other pistol. The mahogany case is engraved “J. G. Hamilton” on the carrying handle. It is lined in green cloth and contains a screwdriver, a bullet mold, a 3-compartment flask, an oiler, some balls and some tow. CONDITION: The pistols are fine with most of an old rebrown finish on the bbls and good casehardening colors on the lockplates and hammers. The cleaning end at the end of the ramrod is missing. The stocks are excellent. The added spurs on the triggerguard retain most of their blue but the guard itself has only traces. The actions are fine. The case has minor scratches on the surface. The interior lining is rust stained and worn in the center. One of the compartment edges is broken off and missing and some of the cloth edges are worn. The bullet mold is probably a replacement because it is unfinished. Hamilton Collection 4-52127 FS364 (4,000-6,000)

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1219

RARE MARKED BRITISH DRAGOON PISTOL. Cal. .62. 11-7/8″ rnd bbl. Marked with crown over “GR” in front of the top, “GRICE / 1759” at the tail of the lock. The top of the bbl is engraved “ROYL .N BRITISH DRAG S ” on top of the bbl and “6 / 20” on the thumbpiece. The left side of the bbl is marked “IV” in addition to the royal proofmarks. The ramrod is probably a replacement. CONDITION: Generally fine appearance with gray patina and scattered light pitting on the iron parts. The stock is repaired at the rear of the bbl and refinished. There is a weld mark on the bottom of the pan. It appears to be original flintlock. Hamilton Collection 4-52128 FS331 (3,500-6,500)

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1220

NORTH MODEL 1826 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. .54. 8-5/8″ rnd bbl. Dated 1827 on the tail of the lock. Marked “U.S. / S NORTH” on the lockplate in front of the hammer. The belt hook, hammer, frizzen and internal lockparts do not have inspector marks except the bridle screws which are mismatched. The pan has not been finished and covers up the lower portion of the touch hole. CONDITION: The metal parts have been cleaned but some light pitting remains. The wood has been lightly sanded and refinished. The action is fine. Hamilton Collection 4-52124 FS332 (1,500-2,500)

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1221

NORTH MODEL 1819 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. .58. 10” rnd bbl. Dated 1821 at the rear of the lockplate. Marked “S.NORTH. / U eagle S / MID…” in front of the hammer. A faint cartouche appears on the left side of the stock. The pistol has been reconverted. There is a “M” stamped on the inside of the pan and back of the hammer. No other inspector marks appear inside the lockplate. CONDITION: Entirely refinished with heat blue, bright on the bbl and lockplate. The stock has been broken and repaired with added wood above the lockplate. Mechanically good. Hamilton Collection 4-52125 FS333 (1,200-1,800)

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1222

RARE HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1805 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. .59. SN 23. 10-1/16″ rnd bbl. Marked “HARPERS / FERRY / 1806” at the top tail of the lockplate. The cartouche on the stock is not readable but a large “C” has been stamped in the same area. The proof marks at the rear of the bbl have been ground and only the “P” is still readable. The lockplate is marked inside “IV”. There are no other marks. The frizzen has been refaced and the touch hole possibly rebushed but appears to be original flintlock. The ramrod and front lockplate screw are replacements. Sights have been added. A flat v-sight has been braized to the bbl tang and a short groove cut down the bbl. A brass dovetail with a lighter bead is at the front of the bbl. According to government reports only 300 specimens with this date were made. CONDITION: The bbl and cleaning rod have been cleaned to white with light pitting remaining at the rear of the bbl. The lock has a light mottled gray patina. The wood has light repairs but is generally sound. Hamilton Collection 4-52126 FS337 (10,000-20,000)

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1223

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL. Cal. .58. 12″ part oct bbl. Dated 1855 on the tail of the lockplate and top of the bbl tang. “J.S.” cartouche on the left side of the stock. Standard Springfield markings on the lockplate. CONDITION: Fine with gray patina on the metal and lightly scattered pitting. The wood is very good with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. Hamilton Collection 4-52117 (2,750-4,750)

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1224

RARE FIRST MODEL VERY FLARE PISTOL. Marked “ARMY SIGNAL 1862 / U.S. / PISTOL A.J.M” on the butt of the pistol. CONDITION: Mellow patina on the brass, light handling marks on the wood. The action is fine. Hamilton Collection 4-52138 FS507 (1,500-2,000)

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1225

SCARCE COPY OF A DERINGER TYPE PISTOL. Cal. 36. NSN. Deluxe copy of a Deringer pistol with 3-1/4” oct bbl, marked on the top flat, “SHLOTTERBEK”. It has very nicely engraved patent breech with two wide platinum lines and it has German silver furniture. The lockplate, dolphin hammer, nose, tang, trigger guard and nosecap are engraved to match. The trigger guard is very fancy with a raised front edge and a decorative pineapple finial. It has a Daisy buttcap and a plain initial shield at the top of the wrist. The left side of the stock has a beautiful American eagle. CONDITION: Iron retains a medium blue-gray patina and the silver a fine luster. Hammer nose is partially broken. Wood is sound with minor chips below the lockplate and retains about 60% original varnish. Mechanics are fine. Missing the ramrod. Hamilton Collection 4-52122 JR735 (1,250-2,250)

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1226

FINE AMES MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 30-3/8″ dbl fuller blade with 18″ etched pattern on both sides. The left side has “U.S.” in the center of the etching. The right side has the American eagle in the center and “Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass.” at the base. The right ricasso has “J.H.” inspector mark and the left the date 1862. The leather scabbard has gilt brass fittings and is marked “AMES MFG. CO. / CHICOPEE / MASS” on the throat. A note attached to the top carrying ring states that this was carried by “Capt. Wm. H. Ross – 26th Reg. Ohio Vol. Infantry”. CONDITION: The blade is bright with only minor handling marks. The hilt is bright with no signs of wear. The leather is cracked and taped at two places on the scabbard. The mountings are bright. Hamilton Collection 4-52148 FS444 (1,500-2,500)

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1227

EMERSON & SILVER MODEL 1860 CIVIL WAR SWORD. 34-3/4″ dbld fuller blade marked “EMERSON / & / SILVER / TRENTON” on the left ricasso and “U.S / D.F.M / 1864” on the right. The iron scabbard shows braze mark down the bottom. CONDITION: The blade is bright with widely scattered spots of light pitting and some scratching along the edge. The guard is slightly bent on the upper left side. The grip has a bruise with corresponding loss of leather and wood on the first ring behind the guard. The balance is fine and the wire is intact. The scabbard has two shallow dents between the carrying rings and is a gray patina with scattered pitting. Hamilton Collection 4-52146 FS443 (400-600)

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1228

1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD WITH HISTORY. 30-3/4″ dbl fuller blade marked “HORSTMANN / & SONS” on the left ricasso and “PHILADELPHIA” on the right. Accompanied by a period belt and buckle with tags identifying this to Second Lieutenant Joseph H. Ross of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. There is also a copy of a picture from a book with a note that he was killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1962. There are no marks on the sword, belt or buckle to confirm this. CONDITION: Gray patina on blade with heavy rust on the spine and minor nicks on the edge. Quillion and left side of the guard are bent. Bow and pommel are fine. Wrap and wire is intact. Scabbard has dents and bends with some flaking and loss of stitching. All brass has a heavy patina. Buckle is fine. Belt and straps are badly flaked and cracked. Straps are torn. Hamilton Collection 4-52147 FS514 (900-1,200)

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1229

LARGE PAINTED CIVIL WAR DRUM. 18″ wide x 12″ high eagle carrying banner in beak reading “REG. U.S. INFANTRY.” The drum is by R. Mein of Fordham, N.Y. and is so marked on the label opposite the vent. 17″ diameter with bent wood body and tightening rings. The vent hole is surrounded by brass tacks. Includes a pair 16-1/2″ drum sticks in fine condition. CONDITION: The painted surface is very good with only minor chips but there is a 7″ split starting at the eagle’s left wing tip and running under that wing. There is light flaking on the eagle’s right side. The fastening rings show some loss of finish together with many splits in the fastening area. Some nails are missing. Both heads are torn and need to be replaced. The tension strings are broken in many places and only five of the leather tightening bands remain. Hamilton Collection 4-52150 (4,500-6,500)

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1230

RARE ALL METAL PATENT MODEL. Unusual patent model by Daniel Smith, Patent #6124 dated February 20, 1849. The patent is for an unusual hinged false muzzle to facilitate the easy loading of muzzle loading rifles. The idea incorporates a small section of bbl hinged at the bottom of the muzzle with a pin at the top that articulates over the muzzle and is a tapered false muzzle when in place. When stowed in its recess below the muzzle it latches in place with a spring loaded detent and acts as a front ramrod guide. In this instance the unit is attached to a 3-3/4″ section of oct bbl with a metal bottom rail that has a metal ramrod guide. Accompanied by its original patent office tag and copy of the patent papers. Very few patent models were issued on muzzle loaded firearms. CONDITION: Extremely fine, retains virtually all of its original finish. The tag is worn and stained with some minor losses, not affecting the writing. 4-53201 JR809 (1,000-1,500)

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1231

FOGERTY PATENT MODEL. For patent number 82819 issued to Valentine Fogerty 6 Oct. 1868. This has the magazine cut-off inside the triggerguard/operating lever. It also shows a magazine cover at the buttplate. The patent is made out of several different kinds of wood and like many of the wooden patent model is missing several pieces, this one the pivot lever on the bottom of the action. Accompanies is a copy of the original patent papers. CONDITION: Generally good except for the missing piece. It presents a fine appearance. Troy Collection 4-52031 FS311 (3,000-4,000)

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1232

ORIGINAL FOGERTY PATENT MODEL. This patent number 86520 was issued on 2 February 1869 and covered a bolt action magazine rifle. It comes with the original tag and a copy of the patent paper. The action is presently stuck due to shrinkage of wood. Except for bbl bands and triggerguard, almost all the parts are made of wood. Accompanies is a copy of the original patent papers. CONDITION: Minor chips and scratches with areas of fill which were caused by the modifications required to make the original. The patent tag has one chipped corner but also has the intake tag dated September 2, 1868 when it was originally received by the patent office. Troy Collection 4-52030 FS367 (4,000-7,000)

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1233

WOODEN PATENT MODEL. Unidentified full size wood model with tack holes on the stock where the patent tags were once attached. This is a swinging breech action, similar to the Snyder, Joslyn or Strong center hammer. Gun made from two contrasting woods. The bbl band is missing. CONDITION: The top of the breechblock is chipped and gone, otherwise minor stains and handling marks. Troy Collection 4-52029 FS371 (1,000-1,200)

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1234

FOGERTY PATENT MODEL. 24-3/4″ oct bbl. Engraved in script “V. Fogerty” on the dummy lockplate. There are no other markings. The action and lockplate are gold washed brass. There are no internal parts for the lock. The loading gate in the German silver buttplate has a very weak spring. The patent for which is a model has not been identified but is probably his original patent 21 February 1865. CONDITION: Fine with 80% of the original finish. The action is a little sticky. Troy Collection 4-52062 FS385 (3,000-5,000)

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1235

FOGERTY REPEATING CARBINE. Cal. .50 CF. 20″ rnd bbl, Spencer type sight. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE Co / BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865.” on top of the action. This late carbine has the cartridge cut off inside the triggerguard and the modified Sharps patchbox loading gate. These were submitted to the 1865 Ordnance Trials and recommended for production but the idea was never carried out. CONDITION: Excellent with most of the blue on the bbl and bbl band, 70% on the loading gate mixed with light surface rust and pitting. The casehardening is brilliant on the right side of the action and on the hammer, slightly faded on the left side and nearly gone from the buttplate. The action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52091 FS489 (6,500-16,500)

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1236

FOGERTY REPEATING CARBINE. Cal. .50 Spencer. 20″ rnd bbl. Marked on top of the frame “FOGERTY RIFLE Co_/ PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865 / BOSTON U.S.A.”. This carbine loads through the butt and has the cartridge cutoff inside the trigger plate. Spencer type rear sight. CONDITION: About half of the casehardening colors remain with the balance faded to silver. Only traces of blue remain on the bbl. The stock has been cracked and repaired but does not appear to have been refinished. Mechanically fine. Troy Collection 4-52066 FS379 (6,500-16,500)

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1237

EXTREMELY FINE FOGERTY REPEATING RIFLE. Cal. .52 CF. 30″ rnd bbl. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE Co_/ BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865”. This has the early loading system through the buttplate but has the cutoff device inside the triggerguard. Very few Fogertys of any kind were made before the company was bought out by Winchester in 1869. CONDITION: Appears to be unused with brilliant casehardening on the action, buttplate and bbl bands. 95% bright blue on the bbl. The wood has minor marks. The action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52067 FS377 (6,500-16,500)

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1238

FOGERTY SINGLE SHOT MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. .45. 30-1/8″ rnd bbl. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE Co_/ BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865”. The single shot frame is slightly shorter than the repeating actions’ but appears to be nearly the same. Spencer type rear sight on the bbl. CONDITION: Excellent with bright casehardening colors on the action, buttplate and lever. The wood has normal handling marks. Troy Collection 4-52065 FS378 (4,500-8,500)

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1239

FOGERTY REPEATING MILITARY STYLE RIFLE. Cal. .50 RF. 30″ rnd bbl with Spencer sight. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE Co _/ BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865” on top of the action. This has the earlier magazine loaded through the buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent to near new with little sign of use. The casehardening colors on the action are brilliant. There are minor dents and scratches on the wood. The action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52064 (6,500-10,500)

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1240

VERY RARE SECOND TYPE FOGERTY REPEATING MILITARY TYPE RIFLE. Cal. .45 CF. 30″ rnd bbl with Spencer type sight. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE Co _/ BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865” on the top of the receiver. A modified Sharps type patchbox is used as a loading gate on the left side of the stock. The cut off button is reversed. CONDITION: 85% thinning blue on the bbl, 75% casehardening on the action with brilliant colors only on the hammer. The stock has numerous small dents and scratches. The action is slightly sticky. Troy Collection 4-52063 FS387 (6,500-12,500)

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1241

FOGERTY SINGLE SHOT MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 52 CF. 30″ rnd bbl. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE CO / BOSTON USA / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865” on top of the receiver. Only 3 of these short action single shots are known, all in this configuration. CONDITION: Near excellent with 95% dull blue on the bbl and bbl bands. Slightly fading casehardening colors on the action. Stock has minor handling marks. Troy Collection 4-52086 FS291 (4,500-8,500)

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1242

FINE FOGERTY SINGLE SHOT CARBINE. Cal. .45 CF. 20″ rnd bbl with Spencer rear sight. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE Co _/ BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865” on top of the receiver. Only 3 single shot Fogerty carbines are known, all in different configurations but all in military style. CONDITION: Excellent to new with only minor handling marks on the wood. The casehardening colors are brilliant. 4-52061 FS386 (4,500-8,500)

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1243

EXTREMELY RARE FOGERTY BOLT ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. 20″ rnd bbl. Spencer-type rear sight. No markings. Made by the Fogerty Repeating Rifle Company of Boston. This is a single shot and what appears to be a cartridge elevator is simply a pivoting platform to align the cartridge with the chamber. There are no marks or numbers on this gun and it is possibly the only one made. CONDITION: Fine. 95% blue on the bbl, fading casehardening on the action. Light rust on the triggerguard and buttplate. Minor handling marks on the wood. Troy Collection 4-52041 FS310 (4,500-8,500)

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1244

FINE FOGERTY BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50/70. SN 6. 27-5/8″ rnd bbl. Spencer-type rear sight. There are no marks on this rifle, which is of the Cadet length. The loading platform under the bolt is missing. CONDITION: Excellent to new with no signs of use. Brilliant casehardening on the action, slight wear on the bolt. Bright blue on the bbl. There is one gouge on the right side of the stock and some small nicks and dents. Troy Collection 4-52049 FS317 (4,000-4,500)

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1245

FOGERTY CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. .58. 37″ rnd bbl. Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE Co / PATENTED FEB.21 – 1865 / BOSTON U.S.A.” although this bolt action rifle has nothing to do with that patent. This musket is converted from a Civil War musket and has plugged holes for the hammer screws on the left side of the stock and a plugged inlet for the lockplate on the right. After the Civil War the government had a million muzzle loading muskets that they wanted converted to a newer system. This was one of hundreds of systems that was submitted for their consideration. The trials regarding this system resulted in the Allen Trapdoor system. A large “1” is stamped on the right side of the stock near the heel. CONDITION: Excellent with slight surface rust on the bright areas and brilliant casehardening colors on the action. The wood is fine with minor handling marks. Troy Collection 4-52057 FS392 (4,000-6,000)

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1246

FOGERTY CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. .58. 37″ rnd bbl. Unmarked. This musket is converted from a Civil War musket and has plugged holes for the hammer screws on the left side of the stock and a plugged inlet for the lockplate on the right. After the Civil War the government had a million muzzle loading muskets that they wanted converted to a newer system. This was one of hundreds of systems that was submitted for their consideration. The trials regarding this system resulted in the Allen Trapdoor system. A military flat on the side of the stock has been contoured to make a smooth civilian style stock. CONDITION: Excellent with slight surface rust on the bright areas and brilliant casehardening colors on the action. The wood is fine with minor handling marks. Troy Collection 4-52056 FS393 (4,000-6,000)

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1247

FOGERTY BOLT ACTION MAGAZINE REPEATING RIFLE. Cal. .45 CF. 30-1/4″ rnd bbl. The top of the dust cover/bolt is engraved in script “Valentine Fogerty / Boston Mass”. The bolt handle/hammer is engraved in the same way “V.Fogerty”. The spring mechanism for the hammer is built into the bolt. The lock for the bolt handle is worn and does not function. This is another of the guns patented by Fogerty that never went into production because Winchester bought the company shortly after this patent was issued on 2 February 1869. CONDITION: Unfinished with bright metal with some light pitting and stains. The stock is cracked at the wrist and another crack on the left side of the stock is a built up area behind the locking and feeding mechanism. Troy Collection 4-52058 FS391 (4,000-8,000)

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1248

FINE FOGERTY SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 42. 26-1/4″ part oct bbl . Marked “FOGERTY RIFLE CO. / BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB. 21 – 1865.” on top of the receiver. It has a thin folding tang sight as well as a Spencer-type rear sight on the bbl. The loading gate for the magazine looks like a patchbox on the left side of the stock. Very few sporting Fogertys were made before the company was bought by Winchester in 1869. CONDITION: Excellent. 90% blue on the bbl, brilliant casehardening on the action, faded to brown on the bottom of the lever. Wood has minor dents and gouges. Mechanically excellent. Troy Collection 4-52036 FS296 (8,000-18,000)

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1249

EXTREMELY FINE WARNER SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 2927. 20″ rnd bbl. Marked “GREENE RIFLE WORKS, / WORCESTER. MASS. / PAT’D. 1864” on the left side of the frame. The release button for the breechblock is a knurled oval. This has no martial marks but was one of the second contract of 2,500 delivered in 1865. After the Civil War most of them were sold to France for use in the Franco-Prussian War. CONDITION: Excellent. 90% blue on the bbl and mellow patina on the brass. Varnished stock has numerous shallow dents. Mechanically excellent. Troy Collection 4-52045 FS306 (7,000-10,000)

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1250

RARE LEE VERTICAL BREECH SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45/70 (?). 20″ rnd bbl. Marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION.N.Y.” on top of the bbl. There is a plate inleted into the left side of the stock with the retaining screw from the opposite side. This action was used on experimental rifles made at Springfield Armory but no carbines were issued. CONDITION: Excellent with the metal showing little use. Stock is cracked at the wrist and has a large gouge on the right side near the butt. Mechanically fine. Troy Collection 4-52043 FS308 (4,500-8,500)

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1250A.

RARE COLT MODEL 1855 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 46. SN 1052. 18″ part oct bbl. Standard 2-line marking on top of the frame. In addition to the sling ring on the left side of the receiver this is fitted with sling swivels on the bottom of the frame and rear of the triggerguard. The front sight is missing. CONDITION: All metal surfaces have been cleaned to gray with some loss to the marking. Some battering to the rear of the cylinder. Wood has been cleaned and revarnished. Action is good. Troy Collection 4-52084 FS293 (5,500-7,500)

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1251

LEE DROPPING BLOCK ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. .50 RF. 24-1/2″ rnd bbl. No markings of any kind. This post-Civil War carbine was patented by James Paris Lee on 15 May 1866. A few of these are known in rifle form but they are almost never seen in carbine. The action drops the breechblock straight down with the lever operating two cams in different directions for moving the breechblock and a third to operate the extractor. The tolerances appear to be too close for military service. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light surface rust and pitting. The stock has two long breaks on the left side and numerous scratches on the butt and scorch marks on the forearm. Mechanically good. Troy Collection 4-52076 FS369 (1,500-2,500)

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1252

ELLIOT SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50. 22-1/2″ rnd bbl. Marked “W. H. ELLIOT” on the left side of the action in small letters and on the left side of the stock in larger letters. There are no maker’s markings but it was probably made by Remington. Elliot was an inventor employed by Remington and held many patents on guns that they made. This one appears to be covered by his patent of 9 May 1871. This gun was submitted to the 1872 Breechloading Trials and was recommended by the board but none were ever made on this design. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered spots of rust stains and pitting. Numerous dents and scratches on the wood. Mechanically fine. Troy Collection 4-52035 FS298 (4,500-8,500)

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1253

VERY FINE SPENCER MODEL 1865 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 2040. 20″ rnd bbl. Marked “M. 1865” on top of the bbl but it is not equipped with a Stabler cutoff nor is the breechblock cut for it. The Spencer marking on top of the frame is very thin and partially unreadable. This has a brass tag from the Remington Museum with the number 10 on the right side of the stock. “DAP” and “CHO” cartouches on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Excellent to new with one spot of light pitting on the left side of the receiver, otherwise the casehardening colors are brilliant, including those on the buttplate. Troy Collection 4-52051 FS316 (4,000-6,000)

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1254

VERY RARE ROBERTS TRIAL CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. 20″ rnd bbl. Made under B.S. Roberts patent of 1869, it was entered in the Breechloading Trials of 1872, but like most of the competitors, did not fare very well. It has a Sharps/Lawrence patent rear sight. The lever on top of the wrist tilts the breechblock downwards for extraction and reloading. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Gray/brown patina overall and scattered areas of light surface rust. Wood has light handling marks. Possibly the only known specimen. Troy Collection 4-52052 FS323 (4,000-8,000)

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1255

EXTREMELY FINE JOSLYN MONKEY TAIL CARBINE. Cal. .54. 22-1/4″ rnd bbl. Marked “PATD. BY / B.F.JOSLYN. / AUG.23.1855” on the monkey tail breechblock and “A.H.WATERS & CO / MILBURY MASS” on the lockplate. “R 2” is stamped on the side of the breechblock. CONDITION: Very fine with bright casehardening colors on the breech, lever, lockplate, hammer and sideplate. 80% original brown on the bbl. The wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically like new. Troy Collection 4-52071 FS389 (7,500-12,500)

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1256

PATRICK SMITH CARBINE. Cal. .54. 21-3/16″ rnd bbl. Marked “P. SMITH / BUFFALO / PATENTED.JAN.27TH. / & JULY 7TH . 1863”. This patent was issued to Jarvis Davis, also of Buffalo. In appearance it is nearly identical to the Warner carbine but the mechanism is different. The extractor is attached to the hammer and the cartridge is pulled out of the chamber when the hammer is cocked. The top of the hammer is broken. The firing pin mechanism is missing. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with spotty surface rust and pitting. Considerable dents on the action. The brass has been cleaned and is beginning to tone down. The stock has numerous dents and scratches with minor chips missing. Mechanically needs work. Troy Collection 4-52077 FS376 (1,500-2,500)

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1257

FINE PALMER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. 20″ rnd bbl. Standard “WM. PALMER / PATENT / DEC. 22. 1863.” on top of the action and “U.S / EG LAMSON . & CO. / WINDSOR .VT” on lockplate which is dated 1865 on the tail. There is no cartouche but inspector’s initials “D.F.S.” appear to the left of the rear sight. CONDITION: Near new with only minor handling marks. Brilliant casehardening on the lockplate, hammer, triggerguard and buttplate. Troy Collection 4-52039 FS295 (4,000-5,000)

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1258

RARE WARD BURTON SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “eagle / U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1871” on the left side of the receiver, “WARD.BURTON.PATENT. / DEC.20.1859.FEB.21.1871” on top of the bolt. “JWK” cartouche in banner on left side of stock. . Only 316 of these carbines were made for trails. The generally saw hard service. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to white. Except for sling wear on the left side, the stock is very good to fine. Action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52092 FS328 (4,000-6,000)

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1259

MELLEN BOLT ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. 22″ rnd bbl with no markings. This bolt-action saddle ring carbine has an interrupted thread locking system similar to the Palmer and other carbines. The release for the bolt is a push button on the rear of the bolt and it must be pushed forward to either open or close the action. The hammer strikes through a notch cut in the right side of the bbl with ejection to the left. The extractor is missing. Note the similarity of the lockplate and hammer to a similar specimen shown elsewhere. CONDITION: Fine with a smooth gray patina overall. Stock has minor handling marks. Action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52040 FS309 (3,000-4,000)

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1260

UNIDENTIFIED BOLT ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 8. 22″ rnd bbl. This appears to be a primitive version of the Palmer Carbine with interrupted thread locks at the rear of the bolt and a notch at the front for the hammer nose to strike through. It also has a push button lock on the top of the wrist of the stock. The saddle ring bar has been removed from the large iron counterplate. There are several patents similar to this but it appears closest to the Mellen, qv. The sights are rudimentary. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall except buttplate, which has heavy crusty rust. Stock has many chips and gouges but is still solid. Action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52034 FS300 (1,500-2,000)

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1261

VERY FINE BALL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. 21-1/2″ rnd bbl. Marked “E. G. LAMSON & CO. / WINDSOR. VT. / U.S. / BALL’S PATENT. / JUNE 23 1863. / MAR.15. 1864” on the left side of the action. “GGS” cartouche below a “P” mark on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Near new with most of the brown remaining on the bbl and brilliant casehardening colors on the action, bbl bands and buttplate. Wood is nearly new. Troy Collection 4-52050 FS315 (6,500-8,000)

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1262

SAEZ SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. .58. SN 81. 25″ part oct bbl. This breechloading gun has a rotating chamber. When the combination sighting knob and cylinder handle is pulled to the rear it exposes the chamber for loading. The lever at the rear of the frame moves the cam behind the chamber which locks it in place. This action was tested by the Ordnance Department just before the Civil War but no results were ever issued by the testing board. Although the SN indicates substantial production, this is the only known specimen. Cosme Garcia Saez was living in New York City as a foreign national when he patented this gun in 1865. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall. There are repairs to the wood in the area of the chamber with considerable replacement wood. Mechanically good. Troy Collection 4-52078 FS375 (1,500-2,000)

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1263

LINDNER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. 20″ rnd bbl. Marked on top of the breechblock “EDWARD LINDNER’S / PATENT. / MARCH 29.1859.” There is no marking on the lockplate. This is the first contract of which only 892 were made, 391 were issued to the First Michigan Cavalry and 501 to the 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry. They are thought to have been made by Amoskeag Manufacturing Company of Manchester, New Hampshire. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with scattered light surface rust. Stock has normal handling marks and has been repaired opposite the lockplate. Mechanically good. Troy Collection 4-52087 FS288 (5,000-6,000)

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1264

WRIGHT PATENT US TRIAL CARBINE. Cal. 54 RF. 19-1/2″ rnd bbl. Marked “E.S. WRIGHT’S / PATENT / Nov. 15 1864” on top of the receiver. The short breechblock is spring loaded and held by a latch on the right side of the action. The hammer is in the center of the tang and the firing pin is in the center of the breechblock. The extractor is integral with the breechblock hinge. Edward Wright worked in Buffalo, New York, and submitted this carbine to the Breechloading Trials in 1865. It was considered too fragile for military service. This is possibly the only known specimen. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Wood has normal handling marks. Action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52037 FS299 (4,500-8,500)

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1265

RARE LEE SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44 RF. SN 1577. 21″ rnd bbl. Marked “LEE’S FIRE ARMS CO. MILWALKEE, WIS. / PATD JULY 22D 1862.” CONDITION: Fine. 90% thinning blue on the bbl, traces elsewhere. Wood is fine with minor markings. The action is tight. Troy Collection 4-52038 FS297 (6,000-8,000)

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1266

VERY RARE BRAND SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. .50 Spencer. SN 61. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “…ENT / JULY 29,1862 / E. ROBINSON / MAN’UFR N.Y”. This was entered in the 1865 Breechloading Trials but was not satisfactory to the government. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. The wood has been cracked at the end of the action and repaired and refinished. The action is good. Troy Collection 4-52073 FS368 (4,500-7,500)

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1267

RARE RICHARDSON TRIAL CARBINE. Cal. 54 RF. 22-1/4″ rnd bbl. George Richardson was a partner in Richardson & Overman who produced the Gallager Carbines. He was issued a patent 23 August 1864 for this cartridge version. Note the pointed hammer which operates an internal firing pin and the separate latch at the rear of the lever. There are no marks on the carbine. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting overall, possibly the result of the rust test at the trials. Brass buttplate is possibly a replacement. Mechanically fine. Troy Collection 4-52081 FS287 (4,000-6,000)

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1268

GWYN & CAMPBELL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 2946. 20″ part oct bbl . Marked “GWYN & CAMPBELL” in an arch over “PATENT / 1862 / HAMILTON O” on the lockplate, “UNION / RIFLE” on the right side of the frame. “…A & CO. / T” on the right side of the bbl. “WHR” cartouche on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Very fine. 90% blue on bbl, breechblock and upper tang. Brilliant casehardening on the right side of the action and lockplate, silvering on the left side of the action and lever. Wood has dents and dings but is still solid. Troy Collection 4-52082 FS292 (4,000-5,000)

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1269

EXTREMELY RARE COCHRAN BREECH LOADING CARBINE. Cal. .45. 20-7/8″ rnd bbl. At first glance this looks like a Ballard Carbine with a slightly different lever, but when it is opened it becomes obvious that it is completely different. The breechblock swings downward in one piece, pivoting on a pin in the bottom of the receiver. The receiver is marked “J.W.COCHRAN. . / PAT / JULY 7 DEC. 22 1863” on the left side of the frame and “C.BALL” on the both sides of the breechblock. The extractor cartridge support is somewhat strange. It is split vertically and completely surround the rear of a .54 caliber size cartridge. The face of the breechblock is also inset to accept the head of the cartridge. This cartridge, a centerfire approximately 56/45, appears to have a length of approximately 2-1/4″. John Webster Cochran was born in New York City and patented his first gun, a revolving cannon, in 1834. Over the next 40 years he received 21 patents on revolvers, some of which are well known. The Cochran turrent pistols were made by C.B. Allen and his breechloading carbines were made by Eli Whitney. The “C Ball” marking on the breechblock of this gun probably indicates Charles Ball who was a partner with Cyrus Allen, maker of Cochran’s earlier guns. All were in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the time. The screws have numbers which match the hole in which they are to be inserted. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with some signs of cleaning on top of the upper tang. The wood has a filled hole near the butt and appears to have been refinished at the time it was plugged. The action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52074 FS366 (3,500-5,000)

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1270

VERY FINE PEABODY SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50. 20″ rnd bbl. Marked “PEABODY’S PAT. / JULY 22.1862 / MAN’F’D BY / PROVIDENCE TOOL CO. / PROV. R. I.” on the left side of the action. “W.C.” cartouche on the left wrist. CONDITION: Excellent. Bright blue on the bbl, brilliant casehardening on the action, buttplate and bbl band. Troy Collection 4-52033 FS289 (3,500-5,000)

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1271

FINE GALLAGER CARTRIDGE CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “GALLAGER’S PATENT / JULY 17TH 1860” and “MANUFACTD BY / RICHARDSON & OVERMAN / PHILADA / 23233” on the lockplate. “WAB” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The nipple in this case is a firing pin, which hits the right side rim of the cartridge. Only 5,000 of these were made, delivered at the end of the war and most of them were shipped to France for use in the Franco-Prussian War. CONDITION: Fine. 90% blue on the bbl. Strong casehardening colors on the action and lockplate, mixed with scattered spots of surface rust. Wood has minor handling marks. Troy Collection 4-52093 FS329 (3,000-5,000)

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1272

RARE WHITNEY ROLLING BLOCK MILITARY CARBINE. Cal. .45/70. SN 63411. 22″ rnd bbl. Strong “ESA” cartouche on the left side of the stock and “PL” in an oct box at the bottom of the stock. There are no Whitney markings on the gun. CONDITION: Near new with brilliant casehardening colors and almost all the blue on the bbl and buttplate, 80% on the bbl bands. Minor marks on the wood. Troy Collection 4-52060 FS383 (3,000-5,000)

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1273

REMINGTON SPLIT BREECH CARBINE. Cal. .52. 20″ rnd bbl. Marked “REMINGTON’S. ILION.N.Y. / PAT.DEC.23.1863. MAY 3.&NOV.16.1864” on the upper tang. The tang of the buttplate is marked “US” but no other inspector marks appear on the gun. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with scattered light pitting. The stock is excellent. Mechanically fine. Troy Collection 4-52069 FS381 (2,500-3,500)

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1274

REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 43 Spanish. 20-5/8″ rnd bbl with “E.P.R.” inspector mark on the left flat, a conjoined “JP” on the left side of the bbl under the bbl band and “U. S. N. / C. V. C.” on the bottom of the bbl under the forearm. The stock has “ATM” and “WHV” cartouches on the left side of the stock and “E.P.R.” on top of the stock. The standard 3-line Remington address and patent mark is on the upper tang. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% blue on the bbl, brilliant casehardening on the action and fading blue on the buttplate. Wood has minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Troy Collection 4-52083 FS294 (3,000-4,000)

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1275

JOHNSTON SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. .58 RF. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “W.JOHNSTON / CIN.OHIO / PATENTED 1862” on the right side of the frame. The rear trigger inside the triggerguard cocks the hammer. The bbl swings to the right for loading when the lever on the top is depressed. There is no extractor. This is similar to the Triplett & Scott carbine used later in the Civil War and one of these was entered in the Ordnance Trials of 1871. It was patented by William Johnston 25 November 1862. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered light pitting. The stock has numerous small scrapes and dents. The hammer will not stand on lock. Troy Collection 4-52080 FS373 (4,000-7,500)

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1276

ARMSTRONG & TAYLOR SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. .44. 26-1/4″ part oct bbl. Marked on the left side of the bbl “ARMSTRONG & TAYLOR / PATENT NOV. 25 1862” and “M. GREENWOOD MANUF / CINCINNATI” on the right. The large button on the top tang operates the bbl lock. When it is pushed the bbl rolls to the right to extract and reload. A carbine on this pattern was entered in the 1871 Breechloading Trials. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with tiny dents except on the right side of the receiver where there is a large dent. The wood has numerous small dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. Troy Collection 4-52079 FS374 (3,500-7,500)

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1277

ROWE PATENT SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. .44 RF. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “A. H. ROWE / HARTFORD.CT. / PATENTED 1864” on the right side of the receiver, “W.JOHNSTON / PATENTED / 1862” on the right side, “MANUFACTURED / BY / WM.MUIR. &CO.” on the right side of the bbl lug and “WINDSOR-LOCKS.CT. 1864” on the left. This swivel breech carbine was submitted to the 1865 trials but was not successful due to its caliber. The rear trigger cocks the hammer, the release button is on top of the action. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting and overall surface rust. The stock is cracked and chipped on the left side with a large bruise at the end of the triggerguard on the right side. Troy Collection 4-52075 FS370 (3,500-5,000)

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1278

TRIPLET & SCOTT CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “MERIDAN MAN’FG. CO. / MERIDEN.CONN.” on the left side of the action, “KENTUCKY” on the left side of the bbl support, “619” on the right side of the action and “TRIPLET & SCOTT / PATENT DEC.6.1864” on the upper tang. These were ordered for the Kentucky State Militia at the end of the Civil War and never saw much service. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% blue on the bbl and holder, bright casehardening on the sides of the action. Minor dents and scratches on the wood, which has the normal cracks on the left side over the magazine. Action is excellent. Troy Collection 4-52054 FS324 (3,000-4,000)

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1279

AMES JENKS BREECH LOADING CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 3/35. 24-1/4″ rnd bbl with oval loading slot. Marked “WMJENKS / U S N / R C / P. / 1846” near the loading slot. The lock is marked “WMJENKS / N.P.AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS”. CONDITION: Very fine. 80% thinning brown on the bbl and dark casehardening on the loading lever and hammer, light on the lockplate. Troy Collection 4-52053 FS321 (4,000-5,000)

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1280

EXTREMELY FINE CARTRIDGE STARR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 36712. 21″ rnd bbl. Standard Starr markings on the lockplate and upper tang. U.S. inspector marks and cartouches on the left side. Large broad arrow over “WD” on the right side of the stock. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% blue on the bbl and 95% of the casehardening on the action. Wood has minor handling marks. Action is excellent. Troy Collection 4-52089 FS305 (4,500-6,000)

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1281

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. SN C,1967. 22″ rnd bbl. Lined bbl with 3-groove rifling. “DFC” cartouche in the center of the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Retains 90% of the refinish applied at the time of conversion with brilliant casehardening colors on the left side of the action and bright blue on some screw heads. There is a very heavy gouge on the left side of the forearm, otherwise the wood is fine. Action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52044 FS301 (3,000-5,000)

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1282

SHARPS & HANKINS LEATHER COVERED CARBINE. Cal. 52 RF. SN 10967. 24″ rnd bbl. No inspector marks, either Army or Navy. The sling swivel is in the bottom of the butt. Standard markings on both sides of the action. CONDITION: Light casehardening is visible on the action, lever and tangs. Leather has light cracking overall but only a few flakes and is still supple. Wood is fine. Action is tight. Troy Collection 4-52048 FS318 (2,500-3,500)

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1283

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 45/70. SN 188376L. 22″ rnd bbl. The “SWP” cartouche is dated 1882. The rear sight has the proper “C” mark. The left side of the stock is stamped “S.P.F. C 30” near the buttplate. This marking is thought by the consignor to indicate the Pennsylvania State Police. The 2-pc cleaning rod is in the compartment under the buttplate but the headless shell extractor is missing. CONDITION: Very good to fine. 50% of the thinning blue on the bbl and muted casehardening colors on top of the breechblock. Light pitting on the hammer, triggerguard and buttplate. Stock has a crack at the buttplate but is generally good. Troy Collection 4-52046 FS304 (2,500-3,500)

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1284

MAYNARD SECOND MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. .50. SN 23718. 20″ part oct bbl. Sharp “JM” cartouches on the left side of the stock. The “MASS ARMS CO” and “MAYNARD PATENT” marks on the side of the frame are also sharp. The date “1865” is on the lower tang. CONDITION: Excellent with 90% blue on the bbl, brilliant casehardening on the right side of the frame, slightly fading on the left. The stock has minor handling marks. The action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52085 FS384 (3,000-4,000)

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1285

FINE CIVIL WAR MAYNARD CARBINE. Cal. .50. SN 12790. 20″ part oct bbl. Standard markings on both sides of the frame. Strong “JM” and “GWS” cartouches on left side of stock with numerous inspector initials on other parts. CONDITION: Excellent to new with almost all the bright blue on the bbl and brilliant casehardening on the right sideplate and left frame, fading but not worn elsewhere. Light rust on buttplate. Troy Collection 4-52088 FS372 (3,000-4,000)

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1286

BALLARD CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV 5. 1861” on the right side of the action and “MERWIN. & BRAY / AGT’S. N.Y. / 963” on the left side. The number 64 is stamped on the bottom of the receiver. This is the early type without the duplex hammer. CONDITION: 90% thinning blue on the bbl, scattered finish mostly interior on the breechblock. Stock has been cleaned and reoiled. Action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52042 FS307 (2,800-4,000)

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1287

BURNSIDE CARTRIDGE CONVERSION. Cal. .56 CF. SN 18587. 21″ rnd bbl. Standard Civil War issue markings, including cartouches. The original breechblock has been modified by filling the nose of the hammer and making a solid striking surface on the spring loaded back portion of the breechblock, filling the chamber with a plug and a firing pin. The two pieces of the breechblock are held together by a screw through the bottom of the action. The guide screw in the side of the action has been removed. CONDITION: Very good with strong traces of blue on the bbl, breechblock and lever. The wood is fine with minor handling marks. There are vise marks on the bbl. Troy Collection 4-52072 FS382 (2,500-3,500)

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1288

FRANK WESSON CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 44. SN 2781. 23-13/16″ oct bbl . Marked “F WESSON’S PATENT / OCT BBL.25 1859 & NOV.11.1862” and “B. KITTREDGE & CO / CINCINNATI. O.” on top of the bbl. These carbines were purchased by the government for use during the Civil War, primarily for guard duty in the border states. CONDITION: Generally good with about half of the blue remaining. Wood has light marks. Trigger spring is broke. Troy Collection 4-52055 FS328 (1,000-2,000)

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1289

HOWARD THUNDERBOLT RIFLE. Cal. .44. 18″ rnd bbl. Marked “C. HOWARD. PATENTED SEPT. 26. & OCT. 10. 1865 – OCT. 28. 1862” on the left side of the bbl and “WHITNEY-ARMS-CO.-WHITNEYVILLE.CONN.” on the right. A dove tail in the bottom of the bbl has been plugged. Only about 200 of these were made. CONDITION: The action shows some casehardening colors but it is done by a cyanide process. The bbl has been cleaned but light pitting and surface rust remain. The wood also shows signs of cleaning. Troy Collection 4-52070 FS390 (1,500-2,000)

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1290

SCARCE WHITNEY COCHRAN SADDLE RING RIFLE. Cal. 38. 28″ rnd bbl. Marked “WHITNEY-ARMS-CO.-WHITNEYVILLE.CONN.” on top of the bbl and “J.W. COCHRAN. N. Y. PAT’D. / APRIL 4.1865 & FEB-Y. 20. 1866.” on top of the breechblock. When the lever is pulled down the breechblock rises and the shell is loaded from the bottom. While the breechblock is open the lever on the right side of the triggerguard is pushed down to eject the case. CONDITION: Good with gray patina mixed with scattered pits. Wood has been revarnished over light pits and scratches. There is a repaired spot at the rear of the forearm with about a 1″ replacement, which has new cracks and chips. Receiver is cracked on the bottom. Troy Collection 4-52047 FS303 (1,000-1,500)

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1291

WHITNEY EXCELSIOR CARBINE. Cal. 38. SN 60. 22″ rnd bbl. Marked “WHITNEY ARMS CO. – WHITNEYVILLE.CON.” on top of the bbl. These appear to have been made to use up the leftover parts from the Cochran Carbines. It is estimated that less than 200 of these were made. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with moderate pitting overall. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Rear tang screw and blade of the rear sight are missing. Mechanically good. Troy Collection 4-52032 FS302 (1,000-1,500)

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1292

SNIDER MARK CARBINE III**. Cal. .577. 19-1/4″ round bb. Marked “THE LONDON SMALL ARMS. / COMPANY LIMITED. / OLD FORD. / BOW. E.” on the lockplate. The top of the breechblock is marked “SNIDER / PATENT / LSAC monogram”, “arrow” and issue marks. The bbl and front of the receiver also have proof and issue marks. CONDITION: Nearly new with brilliant casehardening colors on the breechblock, fading to gray on the lockplate. 95% blue on the bbl, thinning towards the muzzle and worn on the right side of the muzzle. The wood has minor handling marks but is overall crackled from heat. The action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52068 FS380 (2,500-3,500)

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1293

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1807 INDIAN CARBINE. Cal. 54. 33-5/8″ rnd bbl. Dated 1809 at the rear of the lockplate with standard “US” in script above an eagle and over “SPRINGFIELD” in a downward arch in front of the hammer. “US” is stamped on top of the bbl. The lock is marked inside “H. DALE”. It is a very good reconversion, not visible on the outside of the lock. The “US” cartouche is visible on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on the bbl and lock, heavy pitted around the flash hole, which is too far back for proper ignition. There is a large chip missing above the rear of the lockplate and tiny cracks and slivers along the forearm. Mechanically good. Troy Collection 4-52090 FS290 (6,000-8,000)

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1293A.

LOT OF REPLICA COLT SHOULDER STOCK CASTINGS AND PIECES. Including four rough cast yokes, five welded and cast clamp posts, seven buttplates, one cast and four welded swivels, nine swivel plate bases, one stock blank, eighteen pieces of wood, and one pattern for center section of canteen stock. Greene Collection 4-53554 (500-1,000)

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