October 2009 Firearms Auction Extraordinaire
Totals Nearly $11 Million!!!

Auction: October 6 & 7, 2009

Preview: October 2-5, 2009

Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.

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1000
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Not a C & R. Description should read Fully Transferable and automatic. Copy of an original 1928 Thompson Submachine gun.

**THOMPSON M1928 (WEST HURLEY) (C&R). SN 2119A. Cal. 45 ACP. 12-1/2″ bbl. M1928 with cutts compensator. Manufactured in West Hurley by Auto Ordnance Corp. Includes four 30 round magazines, one web-stick mag pouch, and one 50 round West Hurley drum in with pouch. Action functions smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. Magazines fit snugly and properly. Detachable buttstock also fits snugly and properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is simply outstanding, possibly unfired, with near 100% deep dark blue on firearm itself. Bore also appears excellent as new. The only blemish is where the aluminum of the stock hardware rubs against the receiver. The oxidization (blackening) has been rubbed off where the stock meets the metal of the receiver. There is a spot about 1/2″ by 1/2″ visible when the stock is on the gun. Otherwise, the bare aluminum is completely concealed by the receiver. This hardly affects the overall outstanding appearance of this gun, and could be remedied by re-blackening the stock hardware. The wood is as new with a very attractive grain. 4-38081 JWK4 (8,500-12,500)

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1038
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Catalog incorrectly illustrates and describes a Pederson magazine/clip that does not accompany this lot. Note: Unique body style will not fit 1903/1917 Pderson units. Thought to only be used in Moisin-Nagant application

*ULTRA-RARE REMINGTON MODEL 1917 MARK II, THE ONLY 1917 RIFLE CUT FOR PEDERSEN DEVICE WITH COMPLETE AND UNIQUE PEDERSEN DEVICE. SN 547812. Cal. 30-06/30 Pedersen. Standard 1917 rifle with usual receiver markings and “9-18” dated Remington bbl. Mounted in a highly figured, 1-pc uncheckered walnut full length stock with grasping grooves and full length handguard. Stock has the Springfield eagle inspector mark over the number “300” below trigger guard with another eagle and the number “339” forward of floor plate. Forward end of trigger guard also has an eagle inspector mark with an indecipherable number. There is an inspector stamp “A7” below middle band on stock and a “Q” at end of stock, just below front band. Upper band/bayonet lug has stacking swivel and middle band a sling swivel with corresponding loop in buttstock. Buttplate is smooth blued steel with trap containing a nickeled oiler/cleaning kit. Left side of receiver has the Springfield Mark I style oval cutout and it has a functioning Pedersen device installed in place of the bolt. The Pedersen Device was an ultra-secret project undertaken by the government and Springfield Armory to convert ordinary bolt action rifles into semi-automatic rifles. It was commenced in the few months preceding the end of WWI and although successful, all contracts were canceled in 1921 and the government ordered the destruction of the Pedersen Devices, most of which were, in fact, destroyed and sold as scrap. Only a few escaped this destruction and are extremely rare today. This particular item was one of two authorized in Oct. 1918 at the Ilion, New York Remington plant as listed in Remington records dated Jan. 9, 1918. This information was apparently supplied to consignor by noted Springfield collector & authority, Bert Kellerstadt, as noted on bottom of a page from the Remington Archive listing the device which accompanies this rifle. The device itself is completely unmarked. Accompanied by an orig Pedersen magazine body, SN 16, without follower, spring or base plate and appears to never have been completed. Also accompanied by an orig cartridge box containing twenty orig rds of Remington Arms cartridges dated “1918”. This exact rifle is pictured on pp 163 & 164 in the “Springfield Rifles“, Brophy, and is identifiable by the visible serial number. This absolutely certifies that this is, in fact, the test rifle submitted for demonstrations on August 10, 1918 & August 21, 1918. On December 17, 1918 orders for the Mark II were suspended. This undoubtedly is one of the most rare military rifles on market today with no previously known sales. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, receiver, floor plate, trigger guard & buttplate retain most of their orig Remington blue, slightly thinning on floor plate & sharp edges. Stock & handguard have minor storage & handling marks and retain most of their strong orig factory oil finish. Pedersen device retains thin orig blue. Mechanics seem to be fine, bright shiny bore. Magazine body retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Cartridge box has one small tear and is slightly frayed, otherwise is fine. Ammunition is fine. 4-38204 JR62 (30,000-50,000)

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1039
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Also included in this lot is a unique genuine Pederson magazine (innards missing). Knowledgeable Pederson authorities have told us that they have never seen this style of magazine before and that it likely belongs with this lot.

*EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF A KIND, THE ONLY MOISIN-NAGANT RIFLE ALTERED TO ACCEPT A PEDERSEN DEVICE. SN NONE. Cal. 7.62X54 Russian. Standard Remington made Moisin-Nagant rifle dated “1917” without serial number. It has 30″ bbl with square base barleycorn front sight and 3,200 meter rear sight. Chamber area of bbl & top of receiver have usual Remington markings and the Russian Imperial cartouche. Mounted in nicely figured 1-pc walnut stock with two bbl bands & cleaning rod. Forestock & buttstock have sling loop slots with steel escutcheons and it has a smooth steel musket buttplate. The stock, just below rear of receiver, has a 1/4″ hole drilled completely through, apparently for attaching the rifle in a shooting sled, which was used for durability & accuracy testing. Ejection slot side of receiver has been deepened & lengthened and left side of receiver has been cut away to allow ejection of empty cases from Pedersen Device. Rear area of receiver appears to also have been slightly enlarged. Accompanied by a copy of a listing of Pedersen Devices produced at Remington Ilion Works dated Jan. 9, 1918. This listing shows Order #73306 was for one Russian (rifle) with the date Feb. 1917 and the disposition was “at Ilion”. Lower part of listing states the “Russian” device was “in cashier’s vault at Ilion”. Bottom of listing has a hand written note dated 10-20-98 addressed to consignor and signed “Burt”. This is apparently the late Burt Kellerstadt, noted military arms authority & collector, wherein he is providing this paper along with an orig letter from J.D. Pedersen about “the device”. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Metal retains 98-99% strong orig factory blue. Wood is crisp with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics appear to be fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38209 JR63 (5,000-10,000)

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1053
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Serial # does not conform with known 950 original units mfg. This likely was a marine armorer modification and may have been created during period use.

*US MODEL M40 (REMINGTON 700) SNIPER RIFLE. SN 323514. Cal. .308. 24″ bbl. This is a fine example of the US M40 Sniper system of the Vietnam era. These rifles started out with a Remington Model 700 action and had an air gauge, 24″ bbl installed as well as a Redfield 3×9 scope. The scopes were very specifically anodized in green for these rifles and were also equipped with a range-finder within. This rifle retains all of its orig integrity and is in fine overall condition. Also equipped with Butler Creek lens covers and a leather sling dated April 1977. PROVENANCE: Carl Metz Collection. CONDITION: Bbl action retains better than 95% of its gray Parkerizing with some very slight thinning at the muzzle. The US stamp on this rifle is below the SN and the only markings on the bbl are the Hart (air gauge) mark and the sub-inspector REP. Scope mount is electric pencil, numbered to the gun and retains approx 80% of a lighter Parkerizing with the scope rings showing better than 98%. Redfield scope shows better than 98% of its green anodized finish with crystal clear optics. Walnut buttstock shows very good+ with only some surface scratches to the varnish and a very prominent cross cannon stamp on the left side over the trigger. Leather sling shows near excellent and is very pliable. An outstanding example of a Vietnam era M40. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-38441 BEK20 (8,500-14,000)

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1067
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: Transcription of the taped conversation with Phyllis Baum, Fred Gurdes’ step-daughter. Ms. Baum states that Mr. Gurdes enlisted in the army in Chicago in 1918 and reported to Camp Dick Texas for pilot training on June 3, 1918 and subsequently graduated from the Naval Air Station at Pensacola, FL. He apparently was on a ship on it’s way to Europe when the armistice was signed so they returned to the US and they sent him home. He was honorable discharged, returned to Illinois and enlisted in the reserve, later resigning his commission. She stated that when her mother died, she found Mr. Gurdes’ papers and this pistol in a box among her mother’s things and sold it to “Fritz”, one of her employees. Ms. Baum states that Mr. Gurdes maintained his pilots license for a number of years and was a contract employee to the FAA overseeing contract specifications for airports in a 7 state area and maintained his affiliation with the FAA into the 1960s. She states that Mr. Gurdes was working up until at least age 75 and he drove back and forth from Burlington, WI to Chicago, IL, an 86 mile trip. Ms. Baum also states that in order for the FAA to keep him on, they had to classify him as a consultant. Mr. Gurdes was also an electrical engineer and helped install street lights and electrical systems in several of the Chicago suburbs. The gentleman interviewing Ms. Baum, asks about the German medal which he had translated as “Given by the German and Austro-Hungarian Aid Society”. Ms. Baum replied that it was certainly possible as Mr. Gurdes’ father was second generation German and that somewhere in the late 1800s the name had been mistakenly changed from Geerdes to Gurdes.

*IDENTIFIED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1911 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 80535. Cal. 45 ACP. High condition Springfield 1911 from the first Springfield contract which was awarded in 1914. It has usual configuration with 5″ bbl, fixed sights, usual slide markings with the flaming bomb on the left rear end and American eagle on the right side. Frame has the Springfield flaming bomb on the left side just above the magazine release and it has “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” on the left forward side. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips. The slide lock & bbl have small “S” proofs. Bbl bushing is not marked and may be a period of use replacement. Further disassembly was not effected to check for other “s” marked parts. Hammer is of the long spur type with short spur grip safety and straight smooth mainspring housing. Magazine is the early Springfield type with folded base & lanyard loop with a copper pad on the top rear. This pistol was the property of Fred Gurdes, a WWI aviator. Also accompanied by a photograph of a WWI aviator in leather helmet & jacket with fur rimmed goggles which is noted on the back “FRED GURDES / NOV 1918”. Additionally accompanied by a rare half wing with American shield that has “US” superimposed on bottom half. Further accompanied by a WWI Victory Medal and a small iron cross that has the images of Kaiser Wilhelm and another emperor over the date “1915”. The back has the hand scratched date “10/3/15” with an inscription in German, probably an association or meeting medal. And finally accompanied by a miniature cassette dated 10-17-93 with the note “Conversation w/Phyllis Baum – Fred Gurdes’ step-daughter”. (Note: Insert notes from tape)Additionally accompanied by a book from “U.S.Air Force Museum”. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Pistol is extraordinarily fine, near new. Retains virtually all of its fine orig Springfield satin blue finish with only slight muzzle edge wear and some faint sharp edge wear. The area of the slide around the front sight is somewhat dull. Grips are crisp showing very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine is very fine. Photograph and other accompaniments are also fine. 4-38218 JR108 (6,000-10,000)

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1079
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: This lot is accompanied by a signed and notarized affidavit from the consignor’s family, stating the history of how the gun was obtained.

*EXTREMELY RARE HINO-KOMURO BLOW FORWARD SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 435. Cal. 8 mm Nambu. Most unusual pistol designed by Japanese Army Lt. Kumazo Hino and supported financially by civilian Tomojiro Komuro who were issued a patent on March 5, 1904. Produced in very limited quantities, probably less than 500, according to Japanese Military Cartridge Handguns 1893-1945, Derby & Brown, it was offered in calibers 5 mm to 8 mm, and according to the referenced book, only two others in 8 mm are known, this being the third. This pistol is extremely unusual in that the 8-rd magazine release is mounted on bottom of front strap in a position where it can be accidentally released. Magazine feeds in a normal manner, however the loading process is altogether different from other semi-auto pistols in that the bbl is pulled forward by means of grasping grooves forward on its sides until the action locks open. Upon squeezing the grip safety & trigger the bbl is spring released to the rear, stripping a cartridge into the chamber and firing it against a fixed firing pin at rear of breech block; firing returns the bbl forward to battery ready to be discharged again. 8-1/2″ rnd bbl with integral rails on each side which slide inside the octagon to rnd bbl shroud which is integral to frame & grip frame. It has a tapered dovetailed half moon front sight and fixed rear sight. Grip frame is mounted with checkered walnut panels and back strap has an integral lanyard ring at the heel. Top of back strap has two Japanese characters, which the above reference book reports as “tok kyo”, with the patent number “7165” below. Serial number 435 is just above the lanyard ring. Both sides of rear part of top frame are hand engraved with Kanji characters which translate in Japanese Sea Terms to “Fresh Water Section”, suggesting Navy use. The magazine base is also substantially different than any pictured in the reference book;it is apparently walnut with a small grasping area protruding below the grip frame unlike others that have Luger style bases or metal bases with extended toes. This model is examined in great detail on pp. 26-40 of the referenced publication. Accompanied by a brown leather flap holster that fits this pistol extremely well. Rear of holster does not appear to have had a belt loop attachment which is somewhat in keeping with the Japanese style of using a sash instead of a belt. The holster now has two hand cut slots to attach it to a belt. Consignor states the item was obtained in the days following the Japanese surrender in 1945 by his Father in the area of Shanghai China while stationed aboard a USN minesweeper in Shanghai Bay. The pistol and holster have remained in the family’s possession since this time. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains, only an overall smooth gray/brown patina on metal. Left grip has a small chip by the trigger, otherwise grips are sound showing moderate wear and retaining traces of orig varnish. Magazine is mostly a mottled gray metal color with sound base. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Holster is fine showing light wear. 4-37586 JR39 (20,000-30,000)

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1125
Revised: 9/15/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Estimate $1,200-$1,500

OIL ON CANVAS OF DALL’S SHEEP IN A MOUTNAINOUS SURROUND SIGNED GUY COHELEACH (American, 1933 – ). This terrific rendition of Dall’s sheep in snow in a mountainous surrounding with bright colors has great attention to detail. Signed in the lower left, “Guy Coheleach”. Coheleach is most well known of his depiction of various species of African game and big cats, an extremely popular sportsman’s artist. Framed in a simulated antique wood frame. SIZE: 32”w x 20”h. CONDITION: Generally very good to excellent. 4-38060 (1,200-1,500)

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1126
Revised: 9/15/2009

Correction: Estimate should read $1,200-$1,500

OIL ON CANVAS OF AFRICAN LION & LIONESS SIGNED MAJEWICZ (German, 1897-1965). This large oil on canvas image depicts a large male lion in the foreground with a lioness in the back ground in a savanna-type surrounding. Signed in the lower right. Majewicz did a fair amount of depictions of a considerable amount of African game animals and in particular, specialized in lions. In a framed, antiqued-style frame with gold highlights. SIZE: 35”w x 27-1/2” h (incl. frame). CONDITION: Generally good. 4-38062 (2,000-3,000)

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1127
Revised: 9/15/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Estimate $300-$600

WATERCOLOR ON PANEL OF POINTERS ON QUAIL SIGNED ARTURO. Scene depicts two English pointers on point w/two quail beneath the prickly pear cactus while two others take flight. Signed lower right, “ARTURO” (also with a number that can’t be discerned). Framed in an antique wood style frame and matted (with no glass). SIZE: (incl. frame) 40”w x 30”h. CONDITION: Generally good. 4-37995 (300-600)

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1133
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Catalog image of full-view depicts the same gun photographed twice. The second gun is not pictured (see website for correct image).

*CASED PAIR OF ABBIATICO & SALVINELLI OVER-UNDER JOREMA ROYAL HEAVY GAME GUNS WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 845 & 846. (1988) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-3/4″ Demi-block bbls with low, flat, matted, ventilated ribs are inlaid in gold “Abbiatico & Salvinelli” on top left. Rear portions of ribs are inlaid in gold with Roman numerals, “I” and “II”, denoting gun, and Arabic numerals “1” and “2” denoting bbl set. Bottoms and sides of bbls have Italian proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Gun SNs are inlaid in gold. Very finely chiseled and filed pinless sidelock actions have automatic safeties, with “S” inlaid in gold, and double triggers with front articulated. Actions are engraved with very finely cut small shaded scroll with Bulino portrait of Springer Spaniel, and engraver’s signature (Inglesina G. Sabatti Inc). Lockplates show differing Bulino scenes of dogs and birds, beautifully engraved by “S. Venzi”. Right lock plate of gun no. I shows a group of chukar flushing from hillside, with woodlands in background; left side shows a group of 3 Springer Spaniels sitting in meadow. Gun no.II depicts two cock pheasants, one in flight, and the other perched on stump, preparing to flush. Left side depicts two Springer Spaniels sitting in same meadow scene as gun no. I. Single beaded trigger guards are scroll engraved with SNs on tangs. Outstanding, perfectly matched, beautifully flame figured and marbled Circassian walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 16″ over leather covered pads, and feature drop points and 26 LPI flat top borderless checkering. One piece matching forends have Anson release with gun nos “I” and “II” inlaid in gold on tip. Gun no. “I” Barrel set no. 1: Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.016, bottom -.006. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.034. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.8 oz. Barrel set no. 2 of Gun no. I: Bore diameter: top -.724, bottom -.724. Bore restrictions: top -.028, bottom -.020. Wall thickness: top -.032, bottom -.033. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb:1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz, LOP 16″. Gun no. II, bbl set no. 1: Bore diameter: top -.725, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.021, bottom -.015. Wall thickness: top -.034, bottom -.036. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Gun no. II bbl set no. 2: Bore diameter: top -.726, bottom -.726. Bore restrictions: top -.026, bottom -.028. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.035. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 16″. Nizzoli leather double motor case has stitched leather corners, brass hardware and is lined in maroon cloth with black leather A & S label. In the case are two leather wallets with paperwork with specifications for these fine guns, along with, spare mainsprings. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain most all of their original black, silvering at muzzles, with a few marks from use. Actions and lockplates retain virtually all of their coin finish, again with a few light marks, most noticeable of which goes across Bulino scene on bottom of action of gun no. I. Stocks retain virtually all of their rubbed oil finish with a few handling marks, and a fairly heavy compression on right side of forward portion of forend of gun II. Checkering is slightly worn. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Case leather shows numerous light nicks and scuffs. Straps and handle are strong. Interior is very fine, but shows some wear from contact with guns. 4-38640 MGM159 (35,000-45,000)

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1142
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog – Please note that new close up images of engraving have been retaken to show the exquisite nature of the Bulino technique. These new images are available in session 1 of the online catalog.

*PEDRETTI ENGRAVED F’LLI PIOTTI MONACO 3 EXTRA .410 SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 9964. Cal. .410 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls have low concave game rib with “F.lli Piotti, Italy” inlaid in gold, with 2 gold bands at breech ends of bbls. Bbl flats have Italian proofs for 3″ chambers, Piotti logo, and SN. Bottom of right bbl is marked “Monaco 3 Extra”. Nicely proportioned small sidelock action has non-automatic safety, and non-selective single trigger. Action is engraved with deep Bulino darkly shaded open flowing scroll with floral highlights. Many of the flowers, and parts of flowers, are inlaid in gold. Bottom of action incorporates many songbirds perched on portions of acanthus scroll. Fences continue this motif. Hand detachable pinless lockplates have beautifully executed lifelike Bulino engraving depicting a group of Gambrel quail in desert scene on right lockplate and pair of woodcock in alders on left. Floral gold accents are in scroll at rear of lockplates. Single beaded small bow trigger guard has matching scroll and gold inlays. SN is on tang which extends to similarly engraved steel grip cap. Beautifully mottled dark European stump walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over steel buttplate with matching shaded scroll, songbirds, and gold inlays. All engraving is masterfully executed by G. S. Pedretti whose signature appears on trigger plate. Buttstock features diamond grip and 28 LPI checkering with line border. Matching beavertail forend has Anson release with separate steel mounting escutcheon and inlaid gold Piotti logo in central diamond. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 11.5 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. Black leather case with stitched leather corners is lined in black velvet with black leather Piotti label. Accessories include 2-pc brass and rosewood cleaning rod, leather wallet with brushes, snap caps, and Piotti marked oil bottle. There is also a brown leather wallet containing paperwork pertaining to this gun. There is an envelope dated 2007 from G. S. Pedretti with “certificate of quality,” certifying that all the engraving on this gun was done by hand. CONDITION: Essentially as new, with only one or two minor marks on wood, from handling. Case is as new. 4-38161 MGM109 (50,000-85,000)

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1159
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additonal Information: There are two small shallow chips at the head of the stock on either side of the top lever. Note: Chips are visible in catalog photos.

*HIGHLY EMBELLISHED PRUSSIAN CHARLES DALY REGENT DIAMOND QUALITY SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN WITH CASE. SN 25977. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 32″ Round barrel with high raised matted ventilated rib has “Charles Daly Regent Diamond Quality” inlaid in gold on top. Bottom of bbl is marked “Excelsior Witten” with SN, German proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and proof date 10/30. Top of bbl has Witten steel logos, and relief fern and shaded open scroll running 2-1/2″ from breech. Action has double bite sliding top fastener, as well as, normal double under lugs, is very finely engraved with well cut shaded open scroll, as background for gold inlays. Right side of action has vignette of 3 pheasants, inlaid in gold, in field. Left side shows two inlaid ducks, one standing, one flushing. Bottom of action has gold mallard flying face-on, wings spread, and surmounted by regent crown. “Charles Daly” is inlaid in gold on both sides of action. Fences and bolsters have high relief sea shell and laurel wreath carving. Top of action has more shaded scroll with raised rib termination with shell finial. Trigger guard bow has scroll engraving with two gold inlaid European woodcock in flight through woodland. Tang has scroll engraving and SN. Finely flame figured, and nicely marbled Circassian walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over black “Terminator” pad, and features fleur-de-lis drop points in 22 LPI borderless checkering with checkered side panels. Gold-plated steel grip cap has scroll engraving, and initials “GJF”. Matching semi-beavertail one piece forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: .726. Bore restriction: .027. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Brown leatherite Browning case has brown interior. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains virtually all of a good quality re-black, rib matting slightly washed. Action retains most of its orig case color with engraving silvering at high points for a very pleasing effect. Stocks retain virtually all of oil finish with a few minor marks. Action is slightly loose with lateral movement at hook with forend attached. Bbl is on face but “down on flats”. Case is fine. 4-38117 MGM103 (17,500-22,500)

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1169
Revised: 11/4/2009

Correction to printed catalog: cost of buttplate alone should read $22,000 not 22,000 pounds sterling.

*INSPIRED AND SPECTACULAR FLOHIMONT ENGRAVED PURDEY SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 29591. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with high narrow concave game rib are engraved on tops “J. Purdey & Sons.”, “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” Action flats have 1997 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Tube nos. “77371” and “77372” are on loop. Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action has automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), single non-selective trigger, and bushed strikers. Action and lockplates have nearly full coverage, high relief carved, meticulously executed interplay of scroll and mythological beast engraving. Lockplates have griffins, rams, and other small beasties with relief acanthus scroll in darkly shaded background. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on riband on both lockplates. Bottom of action has “J. Purdey & Sons” in relief riband, with stylized dragon, and lion-headed griffin. Fences have acanthus scroll with snarling feline termination. Single beaded small bow trigger guard has stylized owl’s head termination to its scroll. SN and more scroll is on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. All of this fine, nearly indescribable, engraving is by Purdey contract artist Cecile Flohimont, whose signature is on trigger plate. It has been said that Purdey directors gave Flohimont complete artistic freedom in the creation of this masterpiece.Very fine honey colored flame figured and darkly marbled Circassian walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over full steel buttplate with full coverage relief engraved griffin, lizards, and other small beasts, matching the theme of the action. It is thought that the cost of the buttplate alone was 22,000 pounds sterling. There is a vacant gold oval on toe line, and a fully engraved steel grip cap. Stock features drop points, and 22 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.042, right -.043. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Maker’s leather case has stitched leather corners, and canvas outer cover, and is lined in maroon cloth with Purdey leather label, with another label with particulars of this gun. Accessories include brass and ebony 3-pc cleaning rod with horn handle marked “M. Marsh, England”, pair of snap caps, oil bottle marked “J. Purdey & Sons, London” on cap, Purdey bench cloth, and the key. PROVENANCE: Email from Purdey’s with particulars of this gun. CONDITION: Essentially as new, with a few very slight marks from handling. Four diamonds in checkering on right grip show compression. Very slight extractor wipe marks on breechface. Case is essentially as new. 4-38163 MGM104 (110,000-150,000)

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1196
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Also included with lot, is a Factory Leather Luggage case with factory label.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS SIDE LOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 19586. Cal. 20 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with matted Churchill rib are engraved “Westley Richards & Co. England” on tops of bbls. Bbl flats show Birmingham nitro proofs, SNs are stamped on bottoms of bbls, which are also marked “Imported by Jaquas Findlay, Ohio.” Full side lock action has double triggers, automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold), and gold line tumbler end cocking indicators. Action and lock plates are engraved with deeply cut large scroll with “Westley Richards” inlaid in gold on both sides. Single beaded trigger guard has matching scroll and SN on tang which extends to engraved composition grip cap. Nicely mottled and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features vacant gold oval, drop points, and 20 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders. Anson release beavertail forend has wood and checkering to match buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.031, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.037, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 15 1/2 oz. CONDITION: Near new, with very few very light marks on wood and metal. Screw slots show some use. Nicely balanced little game gun. 4-38660 MGM23 (28,000-38,000)

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1250
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: This Double Rifle was owned by John H. Batten of Racine Wisconsin and is in the original case. It was one of his first Double Rifles and is featured in his book, one of six he wrote, called “The Formidable Game.” It is shown on several pages including pages with a Tiger, and a Gaur. It is also shown in figure 30 on plate IX in the back of the book. The gun was re-stocked by John with Holland & Holland’s help in 1971. The original stock is also included with a note in John’s hand stating what it is. John Batten was the only “colonial” to sit on Holland & Holland’s Board of Directors.

*WATSON BROS. BOX LOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 13631. Cal. .475 No. 2. 24″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Watson Bro’s.”, “Old Bond Street. London.” on tops. Nicely matted quarter rib with dolls head extension has one standing, four folding express sight with platinum lines, marked for 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 yards. Gold bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into raised base. Sunken portion of top rib is matted in same pattern as quarter rib. Bbl flats have Birmingham nitro proofs for .475 Express, 85 grains of cordite, and 480 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls have provisional proofs, SN, and are stamped “Gussstahl Krupp Essen”. Bottom rib has sling eye mounted and is engraved “.475. No. 2. 3-1/2″”. Box lock action has non automatic safety with “Safe” inlaid in gold, double triggers, and bushed strikers. Action is very nicely engraved with flowing shaded open scroll that has strapwork highlights. Floorplate has matching open scroll with “Watson Bros” in relief on riband. Top of receiver is matted. Newly made English walnut buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silvers type pad, and features sling eye, right hand shadow line cheek piece, trap grip cap, and 20 LPI borderless checkering. Anson release splinter forend is original, and has point pattern 18 LPI checkering with line border. Accompanying rifle is original buttstock measuring approx 14″ over red pad with spacer, featuring original sling eye, composition grip cap, and 18 LPI checkering. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 11 lbs. 4.5 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Green canvas case with leather trim has brass corners, lined in maroon cloth, with Watson Bros paper label, contains sling with QD swivels, snap caps, oil bottle, and 2 boxes of Kynoch cartridges. PROVENANCE: Murray (Chip) Beckford Coll. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 30% original blue with areas of pinprick pitting toward breech. Action has traces of case color, but is mostly silver to gray. Floor plate, trigger guard and top lever retain 30-35% original blue. Screw in grip is replacement. Replacement buttstock has most of its oil finish. Forend has most of its finish with nicks and a couple of heavy compressions. Original buttstock has 11 notches in comb with about the same amount of finish as forend. Bores are very fine, strong rifling with light frosting in grooves. Action is slightly loose, bbls are slightly off face. Breech face shows gas cutting. Left ejector not working. Case is fine. Canvas slightly discolored and scuffed. Interior partitions are tight, with a few areas cut from contact with sight. Accessories are fine. With a bit of work this would make a great rifle for an African safari. 4-37572 MGM41 (12,500-17,500)

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1260
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: Accompanied with test target including bullet and load

WOODWARD HAMMER SNAP JONES UNDER LEVER DOUBLE RIFLE MADE FOR THE SULTAN DULHA WITH REPLACEMENT BARRELS (1902) BY HOLLAND AND HOLLAND FOR OBEADULLAH KHAN (SIC). SN 4696. (1894) Cal. .577 3″ Exp. 26″ Steel dovetailed bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98 New Bond Street, London.”, and “Winners of all the “FIELD” Rifle Trials, London.” on tops. Double file cut Holland style quarter rib with dolls head extension has one standing, two folding leaf express sight with platinum lines and marked for 50, 150, 200, and 250 yards, dovetailed through. White bead front sight with folding moon sight is longitudinally dovetailed into typical Holland style nicely filed and matted raised base. Bbl flats have London provisional and view proofs, and are marked “577 EX”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with H & H number “19272”. Factory records confirm that these bbls were “fitted into Woodward rifle” in 1902 for “Obeadullah Khan.” Heavy round bar action has spring loaded Jones under lever with third fastener sliding bolt, dolls head recess, side clips and finely filed fences. Back action, rebounding locks have forward mounted stalking safeties. Action and lock plates have 80% coverage of very finely executed small English shaded scroll. Lock plates are engraved “J. Woodward & Sons.” Trigger guard has SN in relief on tang which extends to horn grip cap. Dark, dense, streaked European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silvers type pad, and features silver oval engraved with “U.K” (Ubedullah Kahn?), large engraved button sling retainer, right hand double shadow line cheek piece, and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered terminations. Matching splinter forend mounts to bbl with forward lever. Drop at heel: Approx. 2-3/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-3/8″. Weight: 11 lbs. 6 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Copy of Holland and Holland ledger listing bbls; email from Purdey’s with specifications of Woodward rifle. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of London quality re-black. Edges and engraving are sharp. Action and lock plates retain 20-30% original case color in protected areas, balance turning a pleasing silver gray. Safeties retain most all of their bright blue. Stocks retain most of an oil refinish, thin in a few spots. Small chip is missing from left tip of forend. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Bores are excellent, bright, sharp, and shiny with just a hint of frosting in right bbl in front of chamber. Under lever snaps smartly into position, but needs a bit of a push to bring it to center (stiff). Locks are crisp. Safeties work well. This rifle should make a great shooter, perfect for your next safari. Consignor states that it regulates perfectly with Graeme Wright’s nitro for black load of 650 grain Woodleigh jacketed bullet at 1850 fps. 4-38899 MGM74 (13,000-18,000)

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1262
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: Accompanied with test target including bullet and load and 2 boxes of new RWS 10.3x60R brass

HOLLAND & HOLLAND BEST QUALITY TOP LEVER HAMMER DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 11119. (Ca. 1887) Cal. .450 /400 2-3/8″ BPE. 26″ Ten groove Enfield rifled, dovetailed, laminated steel bbls have full length flat rib, file cut behind one standing, two folding, wide “V” express sight, with platinum lines, marked for 50, 150, 200, and 250 yards. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into raised portion of rib, and is secured with a screw. Tops of bbls are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98. New Bond Street. London.”, and “Winners of All the “FIELD” Rifle Trials. London. 1883″. Bottoms of bbls have British black powder proofs at .390. Bottom of large splinter is stamped with SN. Round bar action features long top lever, side clips, very finely filed fences, “Loose” front trigger (articulated), and long top strap, extending well into comb. Back action rebounding sidelocks have low set, flat face, serpentine hammers which are out of line of sight when cocked. Action and locks have 60% coverage of very nicely cut scroll engraving with long tendril extensions. Lockplates are engraved “Holland & Holland” with scroll and rose engraving. Scroll engraved hammers have dolphin heads. Trigger guard has scroll on bow, and SN on tang which extends to steel grip cap. Dark, mottled and lightly figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over Silver’s type pad. Stock features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, and Holland style 20 LPI flat top borderless checkering with mullered terminations. There is a silver oval on toe line engraved with monogram “AM” surmounted by a crown. Stock design is Holland’s answer to the “rational stock” with high heel, and low comb, thereby minimizing felt recoil. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: Approx 2-1/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 85% orig gray brown finish Action retains 30% case color, mostly faded. Lockplates retain 40-50% case color and orig varnish, silvering at backs. Hammers retain most of their case color. Trigger guard retains 20% of orig blue. Top lever retains nearly all of its orig blue. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish, with numerous light nicks, scratches, and bumps from usage. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Screw slots are all excellent. Bores are virtually new with only one or two very minor small pits in front of chambers of right bbl. A very fine lightweight, great handling, double, perfect for medium game. 4-38900 MGM102 (12,000-17,000)

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1266
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: Accompanied with Sotheby’s catalog Oct. 10th 1990 showing gun on page 35 item 302

ALEXANDER HENRY LARGE FRAME SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK RIFLE. SN 6927. Cal. .577 3″ Nitro express. Eleven groove Alexander Henry rifling. 28″ Round bbl with Nock form is engraved “Alex’r Henry 18 Frederick St. Edinburgh.” on top behind one standing, one folding express sight dovetailed through soldered on block. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed to another shaped block. Bottom of bbl under forearm has 1991 London nitro proofs for 577 3″ chamber, and is stamped with SN “6927”, and “A.H”. Rear right side of bbl is engraved “.577 3 Inch Nitro Express.” Very large case hardened dropping block action is almost 2-3/4″ deep and 1-3/4″ wide. Bottom opening lever locks into trigger guard with spring operated catch when action is closed. Right hand, cranked, non-rebounding lock has large serpentine hammer. Action, hammer, and lockplate are engraved with very finely executed English scroll. “Alex’r Henry” is on lockplate. SN is engraved on tang of trigger guard. Dense, and nicely streaked full pistol grip European walnut buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over Silvers type pad, and features vacant silver oval, and 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Matching forend has shaped horn tip, and fastens to bbl with side nail through steel escutcheons. Drop at heel: Approx 2-5/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-15/16″ . Weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz, LOP 14-3/16″. CONDITION: Excellent. This very rifle is pictured in “British Single Shot Rifles Vol. 1” by Wal Winfer on page 57. It was from the Nobel collection and was unfinished, and “in the white” when it went through Sotheby’s, ca. 1990. Since that time it has been meticulously finished by some of the best craftsmen from the London trade. Bbl retains virtually all of its lustrous London blue. Action and lockplate retain nearly all of their case color. Stocks were originally finished and now show most all of a hand rubbed oil refinish with checkering cleaned up. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. Lock is crisp. Action is tight. Very unusual rifle, as Kirton mentions only 3 .577’s in his SN list. 4-38910 MGM123 (10,000-15,000)

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1327
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: original prewar bolt shroud is not altered for left hand safety. It is in the unaltered, original, right hand configuration with a custom safety lever installed

*GRIFFIN AND HOWE MODEL 70 SUPER GRADE CUSTOM RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 13128. Cal..375 H & H. 24″ Heavy round bbl is engraved “Griffin & Howe Inc New York, N.Y.” on top center. “Cal. .375” is engraved on left side near receiver. Bbl is fitted with 3 folding leaf finely matted express sight with inlaid gold lines and marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Gold bead front is longitudinally dovetailed into typical G & H matted banded ramp with removable sight protector. Prewar model 70 action has had tang contoured, and has been fitted with G & H side mount and Lyman 48 receiver sight. Bolt has been fitted with pear shaped knob with two teardrop shaped panels of checkering. “Super grade” bottom metal shows custom alteration to give larger magazine capacity. Nicely streaked European walnut full pistol grip stock measures 14-1/8″ over red “Old English” pad, and features typical G & H beaded cheek piece extending through comb, with Monte Carlo back, sling eye, steel grip cap, composition forend tip, and 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Checkering wraps around forend. Included with rifle is the slide for receiver sight. Weight: 10 lbs. 11 oz. Scope is 2-7X Redfield with triplex reticle mounted in G & H rings. Also included with gun is original prewar bolt shroud altered for left hand safety. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains virtually all of its blue with slight silvering at muzzle, and rear of bbl. Wood retains most all of its finish with a few nicks and bruises from handling and use. Scope is excellent. Optics are clear. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny. 4-38521 MGM53 (10,000-15,000)

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1328
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: Please note there is a small professional repaired chip at the toe of the stock.

*GRIFFIN AND HOWE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1922 CONVERTED TO 22 HORNET WITH SCOPE. SN 1044. Cal. 22 Hornet. 24″ Round barrel is engraved “No. 1044 Griffin & Howe Inc New York” on top with “.22 Hornet” at left rear near breech. Bronze bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into typical Griffin & Howe sleeved-on base with matted ramp. Sling loop is through sleeved-on band. Model 1922 action has been converted to center fire with specially designed magazine to feed Hornet cartridge. Griffin & Howe made a minor industry of this conversion, and produced a fair number of Hornet rifles. Top of receiver ring is nicely stippled. Lyman 48 receiver sight has been installed on right side of rear portion of receiver, and Griffin & Howe single lever scope base is installed on left side wall. Rear tang of action has been streamlined. Nickel steel bolt has knob flattened on bottom, and has been checkered. Standard base metal has checkered area at front of floorplate to aid in removal. Stump figured European walnut full pistol grip stock measures 14-1/16″ over checkered and engraved steel trap buttplate with place underneath for cleaning kit and extra cartridges. Stock features sling loop, horn forend tip, right hand shadow line cheekpiece, diamond grip, steel grip cap, and 20 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Weight: 9 lbs. 13 oz. Carl Zeiss Zielklein scope, 2-1/2X with post and cross hair reticle is in Griffin & Howe single lever mount, with windage adjustment, and is marked “Griffin & Howe Inc N.Y. Pat. Appl. For”. Assembly no. “28” appears inside dovetail, and on base. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 80% original blue, silvering on high points, and thinning. There is an area on top of bbl near SN with pinprick pitting (probably blood marks). Action rails are polished bright. Right rail, bolt body, and follower are damascened. Stock retains most of its original oil finish, and is a bit dry. There are a number of marks from handling and use. Bore is fine. Strong rifling toward muzzle has some light pitting at throat. Action is smooth. Scope and mount retain most of their blue, silvering in high points. Lacquer on elevation adjustment is showing brass. Optics are clear. 4-38980 MGM127 (7,000-10,000)

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1336A
Revised: 9/14/2009

Additional Information: Please note, a copy of the Griffin & Howe records abstracted from the Abercrombie & Fitch archives, will accompany this gun. The copy of these records from the original Abercrombie & Fitch files, conclusively state that these 2 guns were consigned to Abercrombie & Fitch as a pair in Sept. 1948 and later in October, sold to Mr. R.H. Donahey as a pair. Please see the below description and illustrations, where a copy of this document can be examined.

*FASCINATING AND GENUINE TRUE PAIR OF PARKER A-1 SPECIALS WITH CASE. THE ONLY KNOWN PAIR OF CONSECUTIVELY NUMBERED 20 GA GUNS. SN 241449, 241450. Cal 20 ga. Gun 1) 26″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP/CYL-MOD chokes, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Muzzle has narrow band of engraving, chambers have 2-3/4″ wedge of oak leaf and acorn engraving, rib extension has gold inlaid “1”. Inside forend iron, water table, standing breech and bbl flats are all finely engine turned. The left bbl flat has four Remington date code stamps. The first,”EH” is the date of MFG (Oct.1939). Other date codes signify later unidentified work done by Remington; CJ3(April 1940), AK3(March 1941), CRR3(April 1946). The “O” size frame bears the “A1S” grade stamp on the water table above the SN and “MADE IN U.S.A ILION”, NY with the surface being finely engine turned. Action body is beautifully engraved in flowing arabesque scrollwork with intricate flower blossoms and shaded background. Floorplate is similarly adorned with the addition of “PARKER” in a banner just below the hingepin. The fences are oak leaf and acorn engraved with three deep ribs chiseled in. Top lever has oak leaf and acorn design with gold inlaid “1”, “S” is inlaid in gold at safety as well as gold SN on long tang trigger guard with oak leaf and acorn design. Mounted with highly figured marblecake walnut with fleur-de-lis checkered side panels and drop points, fine fancy checkered straight grip, checkered butt with oakleaf and acorn engraved skeleton buttplate, gold oval engraved “D”, matching fleur-de-lis checkered splinter forend. Appended metal is engraved with fine foliate scroll and flower blossoms and gold “1” at tip.Bore diameter: left -.733, right -.735. Bore restrictions: left -.005, right -.009. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 1oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Gun 2) 26″ bbl, matted tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/MOD choke, ejectors and sgl selective trigger. The description for Gun 2 is identical to Gun 1 with exception of gold “2” on top lever, forend tip and rib extension. Left bbl flat has three Remington date codes. The first,”EH” is the date of MFG (Oct.1939). Other date codes signify later unidentified work done by Remington; AK3(March 1941), CRR3(April 1946). Bore diameter: left -.735, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 1oz. LOP 14-1/4″. The Parker historian confirms that the Factory IBM cards for these serial numbers are not available. However, accompanying this incredible pair of guns is a research letter from Griffin & Howe identifying guns as found in the used gun ledger of Abercrombie & Fitch, September of 1948 on consignment from F. Brewster by serial numbers as 20 ga. A-1 Specials, 26″ bbls, with ejectors and 2-3/4″ chambers. Gun 1 with IMP-CYL/MOD choke, Gun 2 with 3/4 & 3/4 choke, dimensions of 2-1/8″ drop at heel, 1-1/2″ drop at comb, and 14-1/2″ LOP, straight grip, sgl selective trigger and trunk case. Gun 1 was sold on October 7, 1948 to R. F. Donahey at a price of $600.00. On October 19, 1948, gun was returned by R.F. Donahey and both guns were sold to R.H. Donahey Co. at a price of $500.00 for each gun. The cost of each gun to A&F was $325.00. A photo copy of the A&F inventory records verify the above information. It’s believed that F. Brewster to be prominent industrialist and sportsman “Frederick Foster Brewster”, of New Haven, CT. Brewster’s ancestry dates back to the Mayflower Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. For many years he was one of the leading capitalists in New Haven. In 1909, he built his majestic 25 acre estate “Edgerton”, on property once owned by Eli Whitney, for his wife Margaret’s wedding present. After his wife’s death the main buildings were torn down and in 1957,”Edgerton” was donated to the city for use as a community park, as it remains today. Accompanying this pair of guns is a brass bound leather trunk case with green felt lining, embossed on top “R.F.D.”. These very guns are pictured in “The Parker Story” Vol.2, p.720. CONDITION: Very fine. Gun 1) Bbls retain 98% of a fine factory quality rust blued finish, with some minor handling marks and fine scratches. Receiver retains a considerable amount of thinning case colors blending with silver patina. Case colors are difficult to define on the intricate detailed engraving. Stock is sound with slightly flat checkering, a few minor light handling marks in a beautiful restored hand rubbed finish. Checkered butt shows good checkering, skeleton buttplate with some orig blue blending with silver patina. Forend is sound with slightly wore checkering, a couple of flattened points and retains a beautiful hand rubbed finish. Gun 2) would describe the same showing more original color visible on the receiver. Mechanics are fine on both guns with strong ejectors and shiny bores. Trunk case is solid with scuffing and oil staining to outside, but a clean interior. There is evidence that a small plaque has been removed where the initials are embossed on the case lid. Perhaps Brewster’s ID plaque. 4-38304 BDT165 (350,000-450,000)

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1337
Revised: 9/18/2009

Additional Information: Gun is accompanied by a Griffin & Howe research letter confirming it’s grade and configuration as received into the Consigned Gun Inventory of Abercrombie & Fitch on 10/9/1930 from Harry L. Spicer. A copy of this letter and the A & F Ledger page are included with this lot.

*VERY RARE IDENTIFIED PARKER A-1 SPECIAL SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 231102. Cal. 16 ga. 30″ Peerless steel bbls, with matted tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 2-3/4″ chambers, MOD/FULL chokes, ejectors, and single selective trigger. Top rib of bbls marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. PEERLESS STEEL”. Muzzles have narrow engraved band, chamber areas have 2-1/2″ wedge of fine scroll engraving. Bbl flats have Remington date code “EL3”. The “1” size frame is fully engraved with tight foliate arabesque scroll, vignette of flowers on each side, two vignettes on flowers on trigger plate, “Parker Bros.” on each side, scroll engraved fences with 3 ribs, and a raised rib outlining the raised portion of receiver. Top lever and tang are fully foliate scroll engraved with gold “S” at safety. Trigger guard is engraved with tight foliate arabesque scroll, raised gold SN. Trigger plate has gold “L&R”, gold trigger and selector. Mounted with streaky and burl wood walnut, checkered side panels with ribbons, fleur-de-lis drop points, carved and checkered semi-pistol grip with gold oval engraved “JACK TURNER”. 1″ Silvers type recoil pad, checkered and carved splinter forend. Inside forend iron, bbl flats, bottom of lugs, water table and standing breech are all finely engine turned. Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.670. Bore restrictions: left -.022, right -.018. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.037. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 12oz. LOP 13-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Dr. David Rozier Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 98-99% of a fine factory quality restored rust blue, a few minor nicks & scratches & faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains 30-35% thinning orig case colors, mostly in protected areas, blending with a fine silver patina. Trigger guard retains most of a fine professional quality restored finish with slight thinning at sharp edges. Stock is sound with small nick in pistol grip, some minor nicks & scratches and retains most of a factory quality restored finish. Forend is sound with a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its fine professional factory quality restored finish. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors, and bright shiny bores. 4-38339 BDT143 (80,000-120,000)

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1339
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: The frame size of this Parker is 1-1/2.

*EXCEPTIONAL LATE REMINGTON PARKER AAHE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 242082. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ bbls, tapered matted concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL choke, ejectors & single selective trigger. Muzzles have narrow band of scroll engraving, chambers have 3″ wedge of fine foliate scroll and flower blossoms. The 1-1/2 Frame receiver is fully engraved with fine foliate arabesque scroll and “PARKER” across center bottom. Mounted with nicely figured fiddle back walnut, checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop points, checkered straight grip, checkered butt with engraved skeleton buttplate, blank gold initial shield, fully checkered splinter forend.The inside forend iron, water table and standing breech, are all finely engine turned. Barrel flats bear the Remington date code “KK” for May 1941. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.031. Wall thickness: left -.036, right -.039. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7lbs. 3oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Gun is accompanied by Griffin & Howe letter taken from the Abercrombie & Fitch ledger book as being received on May 16, 1941 as a AAHE 12 ga, 30″ bbls, with ejectors and 2-3/4″ chamber, 7lbs. 2oz. FULL/FULL choke, 2-1/4″ drop at heel, 1-3/8″ drop at comb, 14-1/2″ LOP, straight grip, single selective trigger. The gun was special ordered for “J.T. McMillen” on December 5th, 1940 and was delivered to J.T. McMillen on May 16, 1941 at a price of $798.60, the cost of shotgun to A&F was $599.02. There is also a photo copy of page 453 of the A&F inventory book showing all of the above information. There is a photo copy of 1941 A&F catalog showing the prices of Parker guns they offered. PROVENANCE: Dr. David Rozier Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, gun appears to possibly be test fired only. Bbls retain 99% of its fine factory blue with a few minor tiny handling marks. Receiver retains 99% of its Remington case colors with some faint thinning on sharp edges. Trigger guard retains 99% of its fine factory blue. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks. From back of checkering to buttplate stock has been cleaned and darkened with oil to a fine hand rubbed finish. Checkered butt has crisp checkering, skeleton buttplate has 95% of its orig blue, thinning at top and the sharp edges with screws retaining nearly all their orig case colors. Forend is sound with sharp checkering & a few minor nicks and retains orig factory finish. Case colors on forend release are slightly thinning and blending with a silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with auto-safety, strong ejectors, and shiny new bores. 4-38340 BDT142 (60,000-80,000)

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1417
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Chokes should be IMP.CYL/LMOD per factory records.

*STUNNING CSM AH FOX FE SPECIAL. SN F205670. Cal. 410. 26″ bbls, matted tapered concave rib, dual ivory sighting beads, 3″ chambers, SKEET/SKEET choked, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top of right bbl marked “MADE TO ORDER AH FOX”, and left “KRUPP FLUID STEEL”. Each bbl has 3″ wedge of scroll engraving and gold lightning bolt, sgl gold band across rib, bbl lug is stamped “CT.SHOTGUN MFG./NEW BRITAIN CT.U.S.A.” Bbl flats are engraved with gold inlaid “SPECIAL FE”. The scaled receiver is beautifully engraved with foliate scroll, ribbon with “ANSLEY H. FOX” on each side, setter in gold on left side, three quail in gold center of bottom, gold setter on right side, hinge pin with gold four diamond pattern, finely sculpted fences to fit bbl profile, back of frame is rebated and scalloped. Trigger guard has full scroll engraving with vignette of setter with sculpted gold wire border. Safe is inlaid in gold on top tang. Mounted with fiddle back streaky walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis checkered straight grip, fleur-de-lis checkered butt, and fleur-de-lis checkered miniature beavertail forend. Bore measurements are NA for 410. Drop at heel 2-1/2″. Drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight 5lbs 10oz. LOP 14-9/16″. Accompanied with leather luggage case, makers label, two-piece wooden cleaning rod, nickel snap caps and oil bottle. CONDITION: Extremely fine, basically new since manufacture. Bbls retain 99% of their orig factory blue with tiny handling marks, and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine orig case colors. Stock is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a couple tiny handling marks and retains virtually all of its fine orig hand rubbed finish. Forend is sound with sharp crisp checkering, a few tiny handling marks, and retains virtually all of its fine orig hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-auto-safety, strong ejectors and shiny new bores. Case is in equally new condition. 4-39032 BDT213 (17,500-22,500)

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1521
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Accompanied by Factory Letter , not in description, confirming configuration.

FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 15792. Cal. 44-40. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, dovetailed miniature Rocky Mountain front sight, replacement serrated side, “V” notch sporting rear sight, dovetail for orig carbine ladder sight is present. First model 73 receiver with mortised dust cover, cover missing. Left side with staple and saddle ring. Mounted with straight grain walnut, steel carbine buttplate with trap door, standard forend with band. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a blue blending with brown patina finish, normal nicks & scratches and some areas with shallow surface oxidation. Replacement front bbl band. Receiver retains a restored blue finish, with wear at sharp edges, faint mark from saddle ring and blending with a brown patina. Stock is sound with hairline crack behind top tang, some minor chips on both side of lower tang, typical nicks, dings & handling marks and retains a dark open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & dents, and retains a dark open grain oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice shiny bore. 4-38526 BDT257 (2,000-3,000)

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1527
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Accompanied by Factory Letter, not in description, confirming configuration.

FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 22001. Cal. 44-40. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, front bbl band with modified sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight in reversed position. Top of bbl is marked with standard markings partially covered by rear sight. Standard 1st model receiver with mortised thumb print dust cover, staple with ring on left side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with band. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and mag tube retain an even brown/gray patina, usual nicks & scratches, receiver retains a matching brown/gray patina with some very shallow surface oxidation marks. Stock is sound with hairline crack off top tang, some minor chips missing from around tang, shallow nicks, gouges, and minor scratches, showing dark around tang & receiver and retains a coat of added finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks & dings & retains a dark open grain oil finish. Mechanics are good with weak lever retaining spring, dark bore with strong rifling and scattered shallow pitting. 4-38524 BDT258 (1,500-2,000)

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1528
Revised: 10/5/2009

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SCARCE WINCHESTER 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 300286B. Cal. 32 WCF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, square base front with replacement Rocky Mountain blade, usual ladder carbine rear sight, missing bar and retaining screw. Top of bbl marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH.29.1866.OCT.16.1890.”, adjacent receiver “32 W.C.F.”. Standard 3rd Model receiver with staple and ring on left side. Mounted with straight grain walnut, straight grip, steel carbine buttplate 9-1/8″ forend with band. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube have turned a brown patina with muzzle wear, nicks & scratches and some areas of minor scuffing. Receiver has traces of orig blue toning with an overall brown patina blending with a silver finish. Normal nicks & dings and usual saddle ring mark on left side. Stock is sound with nicks & dings, shallow gouge on left side, and retains a dark open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks & dings, and retains a dark open grain oil finish. Front bbl band is loose in dovetail. Mechanics are good, good bore with scattered shallow pitting. 4-38530 BDT256 (1,500-2,500)

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1534
Revised: 10/5/2009

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 86 LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 144347. Cal. 33 WCF. 22″ rnd bbl, 2/3 magazine, replacement ramp front with fine bead sight, V-notch sporting rear. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PAT. OCT. 14. 1884. JAN. 20. 1885.”, below rear sight on left side “NICKEL STEEL BARREL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”, top adjacent receiver “33. W.C.F.” with Winchester proof mark to its left, matching proof can be found top center of receiver. Standard receiver, left side equipped with Lyman 66LA peep sight. Mounted with straight grain walnut, straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, standard forend with nose cap. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a cleaned gray patina finish with usual nicks and scratches and some fine surface oxidation marks. Receiver retains orig blue thinning on bottom and blending with silver patina and was covered with rust preventative that is still present in protected areas. Stock is sound with normal nicks and dings and some shallow dents, slightly dark around receiver and tangs and retaining an open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks and dings and retains an open grain oil finish with hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore. 4-38569 BDT246 (1,500-2,500)

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1535
Revised: 10/5/2009

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FINE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 14078. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 30″ No. 3 weight oct bbl, Lyman 17A globe front sight, Winchester “1886” marked rifle ladder rear sight and a mid-range vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Receiver, breech block, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Lower tang is fitted with sgl set trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with black insert schnable tip forearm & straight stock with Schutzen-style deep cheekpiece & nickel plated brass Swiss buttplate. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is unmarked as is the buttstock & buttplate. Forearm has an after-market mounted palm rest base and a 5/16″ hole toward the middle. Although the rifle does not have an assembly number and the wood is unmarked, given the absolutely perfect fit, there is no doubt that this is the orig buttstock & forearm. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 85% strong orig factory blue with a couple of cleaned areas and scattered freckles of light surface rust. Receiver retains most of its orig factory case colors, fading on the right side, strong & bright on the left side, gray over the top & bottom. Stock has three tiny grain checks back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with the forearm retaining about 70% strong orig varnish and the buttstock about 90%. The entire rifle has a coating of old dried oil. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Would make an outstanding shooter. 4-38570 JR90 (3,000-5,000)

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1539
Revised: 10/5/2009

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WINCHESTER MODEL 92 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 20738. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl, full mag takedown, half nickel front sight, serrated side sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”, adjacent takedown ring “32 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver mounted with nicely figured walnut, straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nose cap. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 70% thinning original blue that is toning towards brown patina. There is a thinned area around in front of rear sight that has had a chemical wiped on it leaving a splotchy brown patina. Receiver retains 70% thinning original blue, thinning at sharp edges and across bottom showing some areas that are lightly cleaned. Hammer retains dark original case colors, thinning on sides. Lever shows dark original case colors blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with small chip upper left side at receiver and lower left side at tang and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with minor nicks and scrapes and retains a thin coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp with a slightly frosted bore and some shallow scattered pitting. 4-38572 BDT229 (2,000-3,000)

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1541
Revised: 10/5/2009

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*WINCHESTER 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH DOUBLE SET TRIGGERS. SN 320289. Cal. 25-20. 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, slightly modified fine bead front sight with set screw, serrated side sporting rear with set screw. Top flat of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14. 1884”, adjacent receiver Winchester proof mark “25-20 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver with marble tang mounted peep sight, lower tang equipped with close couple double set trigger. Mounted with straight grain walnut, straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nose cap. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 90% original blue with sharp edge wear, normal nicks and scratches and some areas of fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains 80% thinning original blue blending with silver and brown patina, normal nicks and scratches. Hammer retains strong, dark original case colors, slightly silvering on left edge. Lever shows dark case colors in protected areas blending with gray patina. Stock is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with a couple of minor dents and scratches and retains a thin coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp with a shiny bore. 4-38546 BDT227 (1,500-2,500)

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1543
Revised: 10/5/2009

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RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TRAPPER MODEL SADDLE-RING CARBINE. SN 90206. Cal. 30 WCF (30-30). 16″ round bbl, button magazine. Square base front with pinned, fine ivory bead sight, standard carbine ladder rear sight. Top of bbl in front of bbl band marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.”. Left side below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Top center adjacent to receiver marked “30 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver with stud and ring on left side. Rear tang mounted peep sight. Mounted with straight-grained walnut straight grip and Winchester hard rubber shotgun butt. 7 13/16″ forend with single band. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% dulling original blue with muzzle wear, a few small rub marks and a couple small areas of shallow surface oxidation. Receiver retains 85-90% original blue showing proper polish marks, thinning on sharp edges across bottom and over top. Faint mark from ring. Hammer retains nearly all of its dark original case colors. Lever retains much of its original dark case colors, thinning across bottom and blending with silver patina. Stock is sound with typical nicks, dings and scrapes, a few minor shallow dents, retaining much of its original finish, thinning at comb and blending with hand-worn patina in grip area. Forend is sound with usual nicks, dings and scrapes, retaining 60% original finish blending with hand-worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore. 4-38580 BDT136 (4,000-6,000)

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1550
Revised: 10/5/2009

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 22710. Cal. 30 U.S. (30-40). 22″ bbl, pedestal front with pinned fine ivory bead sight, serrated side sporting rear with set screw. Left side of bbl marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Top center adjacent to receiver “30 U.S.”. Standard receiver with Lyman lever sight mounted on left side. Mounted with high figured flame grained walnut, checkered straight grip, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, “H” style checkered schnable forend with ebony tip insert. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% factory blue with minor muzzle wear, some minor nicks & dings, and light thinning in chamber area. Receiver retains 80-85% orig factory blue, thinning and blending with brown/silver patina on both sides and across top. Mag box and lever retain 90-95% orig blue, thinning on sharp edges. There is a “B” stamped on the bottom of the finger loop. Hammer and trigger link retain most of their dark orig case colors. Stock is sound with slightly flat checkering, nicks, dings & handling marks, and retains most of a dark open grain oil finish. Forend is sound with minor handling marks, a shallow dent in checkering on right side, retaining a dark oil finish, blending with hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-38552 BDT148 (4,000-7,000)

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1552
Revised: 10/5/2009

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 95 STANDARD GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 38452. Cal. 35WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, pedestal front with Lyman ivory bead hunting sight, sporting rear sight with set screw. Left side of bbl is marked “NICKEL STEEL BARREL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”, top center adjacent receiver “35 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver with tapped holes for Lyman lever side sight on left side with filler screws. Top tang marked “WINCHESTER / MODEL 1895”. Mounted with streaky straight grain walnut, Winchester hard rubber buttplate, schnable with ebony tip insert. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 97-98% original blue with some minor scratches and tiny nicks and dings. Receiver retains 95% original blue with some minor scratching, lightly thinning top rear of right side and an outline on left side of Lyman lever sight. Stock is sound with minor nicks and dings, most of its original finish thinning in toe line. Forend is sound with minor nicks and dings, 70% original finish blending with hand worn patina across bottom. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-38553 BDT155 (1,500-2,500)

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1559
Revised: 9/23/2009

Correction to printed catalog: This is a modern gun

RARE SEMI-DELUXE WINCHESTER SECOND MODEL 1890. SN 191711. Cal. 22 long. 24″ oct bbl, fine bead front sight marked “Pat / Nov 4 1902”. Rear sight is sheet metal retained with a screw, marked “Pat. Jan, 29 1901”. Top bbl flat is marked “Manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. / New Haven, Conn. U.S.A. Pat. June 26, 88 Dec. 6, 92.” Top flat adjacent to receiver is marked “22 LONG.” Standard 2nd model receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, steel crescent buttplate and 12 ring forend. Inspection of inside tang reveals assembly number 18594 and CF on inside lower tang, matching numbers can be found stamped on rear of butt stock and inside toe of buttplate. There is also a “A” stamped inside top tang. Matching “A” stamp can be found in front of receiver. PROVENANCE: Herbert G. Wellington Jr. Estate. CONDITION: Very good to fine, bbl retains 80-85% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, bright on sharp edges, some minor nicks and dings and thinning in chamber area blending with brown patina. Magazine tube retains 90% orig blue with some minor nicks and dings and thinning on forend. Receiver retains 80% orig blue, thinning and blending with brown patina across top, bottom and sharp edges. Trigger loop has turned a brown patina and lower tang is a silver mixed with brown patina. Stock is sound with numerous nicks, dings and handling marks, has some orig varnish with hand worn patina through grip area and remnants of a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with some minor nicks and dings and is mostly hand worn patina with some traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp and very nice shiny bore. 4-38555 BDT59 (3,000-5,000)

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2019
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: The catalog image of the buttstock is not for this gun (#879464). The image belongs with Lot 2015.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 94 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 879464. Cal. 30 WCF. 24″ half rnd, half oct bbl, full mag takedown, dovetail blade front sight with set screw, flat top sporting rear sight. Top flat of oct portion is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894.”. Adjacent to takedown ring Winchester proof mark and “30 W.C.F.”. Standard receiver mounted with straight grain walnut, straight grip, crescent steel buttplate, standard forend with nose cap. PROVENANCE: Ted Knee Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 95-98% factory blue with nicks and scratches, thinning on sharp edges and rub mark on mag tube from takedown. There is a thin coat of dried rust preventative, partially cleaned but can still be found in protected areas. Receiver retains 95% original blue, thinning at sharp edges, minor nicks and scratches and has the dried preservative in protected areas. Stock is sound with nicks, dings and scratches, a couple of shallow dents and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with nicks, dings and scratches and retains a thin coat of added finish. Mechanics are crisp with a bright shiny bore. 4-36634 BDT228 (4,000-7,000)

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2121
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Estimate $12,500 – $17,500

RARE 1ST MODEL WINCHESTER FLATSIDE 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 13492. Cal. 44 RF. 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, front band with slightly modified sight, two leaf flip up rear sight. “Henry’s Patent” bbl address that is slightly obliterated. First model flatside Henry profile receiver with flat loading gate, staple and ring on left side mounted with nicely figured walnut replacement stock, straight grip, crescent brass buttplate with trap door. Replacement standard forend with band. This early 66 receiver is serial numbered on left side inside lower tang “13492” and matching number can be found on inside toe of buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a thinning restored blue finish, blending with silver patina. Bright at muzzle with normal nicks and dings. Mag tube retains a matching finish. The “Henry and King’s Paten”t bbl address is partially missing, hard to read but can be made out. Receiver shows a nice patina with slightly rounded corners and edges. The flat loading gate has a few small surface pits. Lever retaining latch has been slightly modified. Hammer shows a gray patina with some dark staining on left side. Lever is a silver patina mixing with brown. Stock is sound with a grain crack right rear of top tang, some chipping around tang and receiver and retains a custom, hand-rubbed finish. Forend is sound with some normal nicks and dings. A grain crack and two filled holes center bottom behind bbl band and retains a custom, hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are good, dark bore with distinct rifling and some shallow pitting. 4-38794 BDT343 (7,500-12,500)

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2143
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: serial number in museum gun is 984.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED CASED COLT NO. 5 HOLSTER MODEL TEXAS PATERSON PERCUSSION REVOLVER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN ONE OF SAM COLTS PERSONAL GUNS. SN 985. Cal. 36. Fabulously rare Paterson with 6″ oct bbl that has six silver bands on the bbl and one very wide & a narrow silver band around the front edge of the recoil shield. Frame, bbl lug & back strap are very nicely engraved in early vine pattern consisting of flowing foliate arabesque patterns over the frame and both sides of the bbl lug. Both sides of the cylinder plate are engraved in climbing leaf patterns. Backstrap is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns at the top, heel & buttstrap. Center of the backstrap is inlaid with an empty rectangular silver plate. Muzzle of the bbl has deep border patterns & the bbl has the large letter address “Patent Arms Mg. Co. Paterson, N.J. – Colt’s Pt.”. The rear of the address has the star & snake pattern, however with the short bbl, the engraving patterns around the front sight left no room for the front star & snake pattern. Mounted with rare shell carved ivory grip panels with German silver frame & backing, mounted to a walnut block forming a 1-pc grip. Cylinder is roll-marked with the stagecoach holdup scene and has two wide silver bands. Accompanied by an early, orig Colt Paterson mahogany casing with fluted lid and a German silver rectangle that has scalloped corners in center of the lid. Interior is lined with dark brown or black velvet with recesses in the bottom for the revolver, a Paterson charger and in the right rear for a spare cylinder, which is present & bears number “844”, that also has two wide silver bands. Inside bottom of case also has wire clips and pins holding a sgl cavity, 3-pc orig Paterson mold with turned walnut handles and brass ferrules. It also contains an orig Paterson pistol capper numbered “200” inside the lid and in the bottom. It additionally has an orig copper & gold-washed brass Paterson Holster Model charger numbered “65”. The center band on the charger is rolled with the same address as is on the bbl. It also has an orig brass cleaning rod with 8″ shaft, and turned walnut handle with brass ferrule, and finally, an orig Holster Model Paterson multi-tool. Matching serial numbers were observed on the rear face of the bbl lug, cylinder rotating ring, face of trigger and left side of front strap under the grip. The cylinder & backstrap are numbered “941”. The “1” in these numberings appear to be stamped over. An alteration wedge is a period of use replacement without number. There is a well-known Paterson from Sam Colt’s personal collection with a nearly identically configured Holster Model Paterson with identical carved grips, and similar engraving currently on display as part of The Colt Collection at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT. That Paterson is consecutive numbered to this revolver, bearing number “984”. It is believed this pair was Col. Colt’s personal cased set and there is little doubt that they were Sam Colt’s personal side arms in fact according to “The Patterson Colt Book” featuring the Dennis Levett Collection on page 13, and also “Fine Colts The Doctor Joseph A. Murphy Collection” on page 3, the Patterson at the Antheneum has cylinder #985 currently in it not #984!!! Pretty convincing evidence that the 2 guns were together at least at one time and the cylinder from this gun #985 was mistakenly installed in #984 after cleaning. One of the first recorded instances of this revolver surfacing is a set of photographs from “Weston’s Mexican Art Shop” in Mexico City dated on the back Sept. 7, 1940. It next appeared in the Sept. 1945 Gimble Bros. Antique Firearms Catalog as Item #AV-8366-49 for a staggering asking price of $1,950.00. A copy of this catalog accompanies. Also accompanying is Jackson Arms Catalog #24, 1967, which lists this revolver as Item #213A wherein he states that the cylinder & backstrap are both numbered “984” and all other parts numbered “985”. This revolver was pictured as Plate XIII of Samuel Colt Presents, The Book of Colt Engraving -1974, Colt Engraving – 1982, all by Wilson, and was exhibited in the Wadsworth Atheneum Nov. 1961-Jan. 1962. It is also pictured on p. 22 of Paterson Pistols and Colt Firearms From 1836, Serven; Encyclopedia of Firearms, Peterson; Texas Gun Collector magazine 1968; Guns magazine Aug. 1969; Arms Gazette Vol. I #8 1974; Sotheby Parke Bernet Auction, Los Angeles Lot 115, March 1976; Man at Arms magazine July/Aug 1988; front cover Colt Collectors Association pamphlet, NRA Convention 1991; Rampant Colt magazine, Dec. 1991; The Gun Report, Nov. 1960. This revolver is also pictured in full color on p. 1 of Fine Colts The Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection, Wilson. While Col. Colt was able to effectively demonstrate that parts for his revolvers were interchangeable, the toe of the buttstrap on this revolver extends a few thousandths of an inch beyond the toe of the frontstrap. This does not affect the function of either piece or the revolver itself but simply demonstrates the hand fitting of each revolver. PROVENANCE: Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection; Gamble Store; Jackson Arms; Weston’s Mexican Art Shop; Walter B. Ford III Collection; Petersen Museum Collection; Tom Seymour; John S. duMont Collection; Tom P. Weston Collection; Sotheby Parke Bernet Auction; CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 60-65% orig blue, strong on bottom, thin & fading elsewhere with a few small spots of pitting on left & right side flats. Frame retains 10-15% thin orig blue, strong on left recoil shield and in sheltered areas with balance a blue/gray patina. Backstrap has traces of thin blue at top of the backstrap with balance a blue/gray patina. Cyl retains 10-15% orig blue, mostly on the rounded shoulders with the balance a gray patina and overall retains 60-70% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip has a chipped left toe, chipped right heel and another small chip at the top right side with a couple of small cracks at the top right and overall retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Spare cylinder retains a dark blue/brown patina and about 75-80% stagecoach holdup scene. Case has a couple of grain checks in the bottom, otherwise is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Interior is lightly faded & soiled but completely sound. Charger retains most of its orig gold wash on the three rings and bright polish on the copper. Mold retains most of its strong orig blue. Capper is sound and carries a medium mustard patina. Multi-tool and cleaning rod are very fine. Altogether an extraordinary & rare set and an opportunity to own a piece of Colt history. 4-36488 (550,000-950,000)

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2149
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Cylinder scene photo shown does not go with this gun (SN 187300). Cylinder scene photo shown goes with Lot 2146 (SN 6293)

RARE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 187300. Cal. 44. Nickel finish with 8″ rnd bbl, orig front sight and 1-line address. Left side of the frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and it has brass trigger guard with iron back strap containing a highly figured, deluxe, varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Left rear web of the trigger guard is marked with the caliber and it has all fire-blued screws. SN in all four locations on bottom of the revolver are accompanied by an “E” signifying factory engraving. Revolver is beautifully engraved by L.D. Nimschke with open foliate & arabesque patterns on frame & recoil shields which extends over bbl lug and up over the bbl terminating at the forward end of the bbl address. Hammer is engraved with a wolf’s head on each side of the nose with foliate arabesque patterns down the sides. Top of the back strap has Nimschke’s fan pattern with wavy border and chip & dot border down the back strap & butt strap. Trigger guard is engraved to match. Cylinder has the usual Ormsby Naval battle scene with chip & dot border. Accompanied by an orig Colt green velvet lined, mahogany casing compartmented in the bottom for revolver, a dbl sided Army size angle spout flask and a presentation quality silver plated 2-cavity bullet mold with “COLT’S PATENT” sprue cutter marked on right side “44H” and a small “A” inspector initial. Also accompanied by a sealed, paper wrapped 250-count tin of Eley’s caps, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a sealed packed of Sage combustible cartridges. Right rear compartment contains lead balls. Few of these fine revolvers were engraved, plated & cased as is this one with most such presentation quality pieces having been produced during the Civil War. This revolver was made toward the end of production during the period of the great Manifest Destiny westward expansion and undoubtedly was ordered by, or as a presentation to, someone of importance or high status. While it has been handled & “played with” to some extent it appears to remain unfired. PROVENANCE: Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with strong bright nickel that has only a few minor dull spots. Trigger guard has some minor flaking on left side of trigger bow, otherwise grip frame matches condition of rest of revolver. Grip has a few minor handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Case is extremely fine with minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is very lightly faded in bottom, strong in lid with minor soil and very light damage from front sight. Flask has a couple of minor dents, otherwise is sound and retains about 92-93% orig finish on body with traces of gold wash on collar & spout with strong gold on thumb piece & top. Mold retains virtually all of its fine silver plating. Cap tin & cartridge box are fine. A truly exceptional set in exceptional condition. 4-36508 JR141 (90,000-150,000)

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2151
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Description reads: Accompanied by “its” original black leatherette covered factory casing….Description should read: Accompanied by “an” original black leatherette covered factory casing….

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE PANEL SCENE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER FROM THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION & THE EARLIEST KNOWN FACTORY ENGRAVED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 8926. Cal. 45 Colt. One of the earliest known factory engraved Colts and the earliest known factory engraved SAA and part of the Philadelphia International Exposition of 1876 (World’s Fair). This single action along with several others were the central part of the Colt exhibit for this expo and were later loaned to the Henry Folsom Company of St. Louis. In Oct. 1877 they were returned to Colt on a Folsom Billhead invoice which lists them individually by serial number with their values, this revolver being the most expensive item on the inventory at $46.60. In a previous Julia Auction we sold Colt Single Action Army revolver SN 8928, known as the 1876 Centennial Exhibition Colt, and reported it as the earliest known but now this revolver has surfaced and being two numbers earlier is now the earliest known factory engraved single action. There are three others from this expo, numbers 8925, 8927 and 8930 which are as of this writing, unaccounted for. They are listed on the Folsom inventory and have lesser values. This fantastic revolver is described as having nickel finish, a 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight, script 1-line address with brackets at each end and 2-line patent dates on left side of the frame. Mounted with replacement 1-pc ivory grip with deep relief carved ox head on the right side. It has full coverage extraordinary engraving by Herman Ulrich, although other scholars have contributed the work to Cuno Helfricht. It is the contention of this cataloger that it is by Herman Ulrich as there is no comparable known work by Mr. Helfricht and there is an engraved Colt Lightning rifle in a museum in Canada that is signed “Herman Ulrich” and is similarly engraved. The engraving consists of extraordinarily fine intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with a very fine shaded background. Left side of frame has a wonderfully detailed panel of a nude huntress on a rearing horse about to spear a charging tiger or lioness. Right side of frame has a nude man on a rearing horse holding a large club in his hand, attacking a male lion. Top of the back strap is engraved with the oval vignette of a partially nude Diana the Huntress and the trigger bow has the vignette of a medieval soldier carrying a sword & spear. The cylinder has full coverage engraving to match with a variety of patterns and panels around the cylinder stop notches & approaches with extremely fine punch dot background. Top strap is engraved with matching foliate arabesque patterns with shaded & punch dot backgrounds. Hammer has complete, full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the sides with a diamond & dot pattern completely around the rear edge and a long, hand-checkered panel on the spur. Bbl has matching foliate arabesque pattern engraving with shaded background which wraps over the top of the bbl and extends to around the front sight. Ejector rod housing is equally beautifully engraved on outer radius and in the top gullet. Edge of the ejector rod head is also engraved. Even the sides of the trigger bow are engraved in a dbl chip border pattern. All the screws and base pin are fire-blued. Undoubtedly the single finest factory engraved Colt Single Action Army revolver ever produced. Accompanied by its orig black leatherette covered factory casing with red & white silk lining with red & white braided cord borders. Bottom of the case is recessed for the revolver and the left front corner has a silk-covered cartridge block for 50 cartridges. Interior of the lid has a diagonal red & white ribbon that is gold-embossed “COLT’S ARMY, 45”. The right end of the case has a nickel plated L-shaped screwdriver. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found. It lists 7-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish, ivory stocks, factory engraved and shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on Aug. 28, 1884 in a 1-gun shipment. PROVENANCE: Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with slightly faded fire blue on some of screws. Grip is also like new and retains a fine mellow ivory color. Case is extremely fine on exterior with a worn bottom. Interior has light water stains in lid and moderate wear to silk lining in bottom. Altogether a most extraordinary set. 4-36511 JR158 (250,000-450,000)

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2202
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Gun is factory refinished not original finish.

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 181599. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened finish, 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight with 2-line address and caliber markings on the left side. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates & rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have the serial number in pencil on the inside forward edges and the name “A. PETERSON” scratched inside the left grip. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright orig blue and cyl 88-90% thinning orig blue. Frame retains about 85% strong orig case colors, moderately faded, bright in sheltered areas, faded over stop strap and recoil shields. Hammer retains about 90% muted case colors. Front & back straps retain thin orig blue, strong elsewhere. Grips are fine showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38594 JR3 (8,000-11,000)

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2203
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information: Gun is factory refinished not original finish.

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 187079. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line block letter address and caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips marked only with three “X”‘s in each side. Butt strap is stamped with a “10”, likely an old property number from a police department, mine or ranch armory. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% glossy orig blue with thinning around muzzle and on ejector rod housing. Cyl retains about 90% thin orig blue, strong in the flutes. Frame & hammer retain 50-60% faded orig case colors, bright in sheltered areas, brilliant on left side of hammer. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear, turning chocolate on bottom edges. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-37594 (4,000-5,000)

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2205
Revised: 10/7/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: There is a small re-glued chip at Toe of left grip panel.

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 112440. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & case color hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl has “D.F.C.” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector initials and last four digits of the serial number under the ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. The “D.F.C.” initials are also found on the cylinder, bottom of frame and bottom left edge of grip. Trigger guard & butt strap have the mystery “G” inspector initial. Left side of the frame has 3-line patent dates with a small “U.S.”. Mounted with a beautiful 1-pc walnut grip that has crisp “FH” (Capt. Frank Heath) inspector cartouche under the date “1884” on left side and the “DFC” cartouche on right side. This series of Cavalry Colts usually saw hard service on the frontier with some being issued to various militia units. Rarely are they found with strong orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grip which is unnumbered but is obviously correct and fits perfectly. Bbl & cyl retain 90-92% orig blue with fine flaking that is turning to medium patina. Both sides of front sight and ejector rod stud retain visible feathers in the finish. Ejector rod housing retains most of its orig factory blue with some slight thinning on outer radius. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case hardened colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, strong and turning dark elsewhere. Grip frame retains dull blue/brown finish with freckling on back strap, strong blue in sheltered areas. Grip is outstanding showing light wear with minor chips & scratches and retains both crisp cartouches and date with most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-38597 (30,000-40,000)

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2242
Revised: 9/16/2009

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*EXTRAORDINARY CASED ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 45456SA & RKM-1. Cal. 45 Colt. Fantastic Alvin White engraved single action with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight, 1-line block letter address with model & caliber on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. Mounted with extraordinary, custom, smooth 1-pc ebony grip with a buttcap mortised around bottom edges and screw mounted into the buttstrap. Accompanied by two spare cylinders. Revolver is all blue finish with Mr. White’s spectacular foliate arabesque pattern engraving with about full coverage on frame and about 80% coverage on bbl. Most of engraving patterns are inlaid with gold and left recoil shield is inlaid with a raised gold turkey gobbler in a forest scene. Sides of hammer have gold inlaid eagle’s heads with foliate arabesque gold inlay and three stars down each side signifying the rank of Lt. General. Each side of bbl also has three gold inlaid stars. Sides of front sight are also inlaid in gold as is top 8 hammer nose. All bbl markings are also inlaid in gold. Top of backstrap has a beautiful gold & platinum foliate & floral bouquet surrounded by gold wire and foliate inlays. Backstrap has a gold wire border around an open panel with gold inlaid foliate patterns at top & heel. Inscription that read as a presentation to Lt. Gen. Richard King Mellon has been removed. Serial number on bottom of frame which read “R.K.M.1” has also been removed. Ejector rod housing & bbl have one wide & one narrow gold inlaid band at frame end. Transverse pin has checkered ends. The aforementioned buttcap is of blued steel with two gold bands around outer edge and inlaid gold foliate arabesque patterns heel & toe, with the Mellon crest in gold & platinum in the center. Accompanied by three 45 caliber cylinders all having the last four digits of the SN around cyl bushing hole and its other SN, “R.K.M. / 1”, on the face between two chambers. The first cylinder has gold inlaid foliate arabesque patterns and two small stars on lands between the flutes with a band of gold inlaid foliate arabesque patterns and two gold bands around rear edge. The second cylinder, unfluted, is inlaid on rear edge identically to the first with gold inlaid foliate arabesque patterns, small stars with a vignette of crossed flags, one is the American flag and the other resembles the Colt family crest. On the opposite side are three inlaid large gold stars signifying Gen. Mellon’s Lt. General rank, surmounting a “2” and the Pennsylvania keystone. The third cylinder, also unfluted, has the two gold bands at rear edge with gold inlaid names near the rear edge “ROLLING ROCK”, “RACHELWOOD” and “PINELAND”, all separated by small arabesque patterns. The front 2/3 of cyl is engraved and gold inlaid with foliate arabesque patterns & stars. It has the vignette of a raised gold drumming ruffed grouse on a log in a woodland scene and a magnificent whitetail buck leaping over a log in a woodland scene. Also accompanied by its orig Arno Werner-made blue leather covered case with gold embossed borders and a rectangular gold plate in the lid engraved “LIEUTENANT GENERAL / RICHARD KING MELLON / 19 JUNE 1966”. Front of case has an engraved shield lock escutcheon. Interior is lined with gold velvet in the lid with the gold embossed leather label “A.A. WHITE ENGRAVERS, INC. / MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT, U.S.A.”. Bottom is in gold velvet & blue leather with gold embossed star borders, recessed for the revolver & the two spare cylinders. Serial number, as previously mentioned, was removed by the family along with the backstrap inscription when the revolver was sold. The orig SN was observed on left side of the front & back straps under the grip with last four digits of SN around the cyl bushing hole on all three cylinders. The assembly number “533” was observed on bottom of bbl, under ejector rod housing and inside ejector rod housing. This revolver is one of ten in the 45450 SA thru 45459 SA serial range that were specially selected for special engraving & presentations. Accompanied by copies of a Colt factory letter and a letter from Alvin White that accompanies another revolver from this same series being sold elsewhere in this auction. The Colt letter states that SN 45457SA was part of a shipment of three pairs with consecutive SN’s which were furnished “in the white” and were destined for engraving outside the factory, order #11508. The Alvin White letter is regarding this same other single action revolver. He states that among those who have revolvers from this serial range are a pair numbered “CC-1” and “CC-2” which belonged to Chuck Connors. Another number “RPM NO.1” for Richard P. Mellon and this revolver “RKM NO.1” for the late Richard King Mellon. Others were for a collector in Switzerland, a prototype commemorative with the number “TR-1” and the other one was engraved for a presentation to Pres. Richard M. Nixon, which was never presented. Richard King Mellon was born June 19, 1899 in Pittsburgh, PA into one of America’s greatest financial families. At an early age he was being trained into the financial world by his father and was home tutored throught the age of twelve. After that he entered an academy in Pittsburgh, eventually transferring to Culver Military Academy in Indiana. After graduating he entered Princeton University but dropped out after one semester to join the Army. He served as a Private and Student Pilot in the Army Air Corps during WWI with the war ending while he was in Officers Training School. After the war he and his father began building Rolling Rock Farms & Country Club which he enjoyed until the end of his life. After WWI Mr. Mellon returned to Princeton but left after a short period of time and was then tutored in subjects that would benefit him in his financial dealings. He began in the banking business at the bottom in 1920 as a messenger and assistant cashier. In December 1933 his father died and Richard King Mellon became President of the Mellon National Bank in 1934. By 1937 Mr. Mellon held 34 Directorships in various major corporations in the United States and had a hand in virtually every business activity in the Pittsburgh area. He served on the boards of General Motors, Gulf Oil and numerous Fortune 500 corporations. In 1942 he re-entered the Army as a Major and directed the Selective Service System for the state of Pennsylvania, eventually serving as the Assistant Chief of the War Departments International Division in Washington. He established banks for the Armed Forces and promoted the show “This is the Army”. For his outstanding service he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. At the end of the war he was discharged as a Colonel but remained in the Army Reserves until 1961 when he retired as Lt. General. After the war Mr. Mellon committed himself to revitalizing Pittsburgh which he accomplished with great success. This Renaissance in Pittsburgh included tearing down about 100 old buildings and replacing them with skyscrapers and modern office buildings, most of which are still standing today. One of his most notable accomplishments was co-sponsoring, along with the March of Dimes, the research that contributed to Dr. Jonas Salk discovering polio vaccine. Mr. Mellon was an avid hunter and outdoorsman pursuing big game in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies. His mansion in Ligonier, PA was named Huntland Downs and was fifty miles outside Pittsburgh which he commuted every day. Mr. Mellon died of heart disease on June 3, 1970 ending the Mellon Dynasty. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom royal blue finish, remaining new & unfired with only a faint cylinder line. The only observable flaws are the backstrap and area on the frame where the presentation and SN’s were removed. Buttcap shows light edge wear with a couple of spots of pitting. Spare cyls appear to never have been installed. Case has a couple of small scuffs with some light soil inside otherwise is equally new. 4-38298 JR220 (35,000-50,000)

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2249
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional information: In addition to grips illustrated in catalog, there is an additional set of Factory Rosewood grips accompaning this lot.

*CASED 2ND GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 47335SA. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight, 1-line block letter address and model & caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. Serial number was observed in usual place on bottom of frame and on left side of front & backstraps under the grips. Last three digits of SN are around the cylinder bushing hole and there is a rampant Colt on rear face of cylinder between two chambers. Grips are original factory rosewood. Accompanied by a Colt custom shop wood casing with dovetailed corners and the Colt logo impressed in the lid. Lined with red silk in the lid with an embossed gold Colt logo and red velvet corduroy in bottom which is recessed for revolver. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish with only a faint cylinder line. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39006 JR189 (2,000-3,000)

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2282
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Correct Serial Number is 1358 NOT 1368 as stated in catalog.

SCARCE COLT HALF STOCK REVOLVING PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE. SN 1368. Cal. 36. Scarce sporting rifle with 27″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and hinged rear sight with knurled knob. It has 6-shot full fluted cyl and short uncheckered walnut forearm with German silver tip and sgl wedge through oval German silver escutcheons. Bottom of bbl has two iron guides containing its orig brass tipped, hickory cleaning rod. Buttstock is very nicely figured, flame grain American walnut with checkered straight wrist and steel buttplate with screw-plugged hole for access to the recess in the buttstock which contains two sections of the brass cleaning rod extension. It has serpentine trigger guard/finger rest. SN is on bottom of frame, toe of buttplate, back of cyl and cyl pin. It was not observed on the buttstock. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and The Book of Colt Firearms, Sutherland & Wilson, only 1,000 to 1,500 were produced in period 1857-64. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 50% thin orig blue with scattered spots of fine pitting. Frame retains 75-80% glossy orig blue with scattered spots of fine pitting. Cyl retains 60-70% orig blue thinning in several spots. Trigger guard & buttplate are a gray metal color. Hammer & rammer retain dark case colors. Forearm has hairline cracks in front of rammer handle stud, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of it’s finish on forearm and about 85-90% orig varnish on buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38678 (17,500-24,500)

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2334
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Cyl retains 92-93% glossy original blue not 20-25% as stated in the printed catalog which is a typo. Website catalog description is correct.

COLT MODEL 1855 ROOT SIDEHAMMER NO. 7 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 13214. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ stepped rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York address. It has spur trigger and unfluted 5-shot cylinder that has stagecoach holdup scene and secures the cylinder pin with a screw in the cylinder. Mounted with a 1-pc ivory grip. Only about 2,925 of these little pocket revolvers were produced, apparently toward the end of production in the late 1860’s. Production was discontinued about 1870 with a total of about 40,000 revolvers produced over many different models. PROVENANCE: Jim Eplen Coll. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 20-25% glossy orig blue in sheltered areas with balance flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Cylinder and Frame retains 92-93% glossy orig blue with a flaked area and a ding on right side of top strap and slightly thinned backstrap. Cylinder scene is crisp. Hammer, rammer & trigger guard retain most of their orig case colors. Grip has a repaired chip in the toe with a couple of age lines and retains a mellow ivory color. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-37504 JR277 (3,000-5,000)

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2359
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: This was never blued, it was left in the white.

EXTREMELY RARE WHITNEY KENNEDY FACTORY CUT-AWAY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 154. Cal. 45-60. Most unusual cut-away with 6-7/8″ oct bbl that has caliber marking over chamber area. It has an empty sight dovetail near the muzzle which is probably the rear sight dovetail in a normal bbl. Fitted with a 4-3/4″ forearm with steel forend cap and a flush mounted button magazine. Left side of receiver is fully cut away (skeletonized) to expose the internal workings. Fitted with full loop lever and lever lock. SN was observed on left side of top tang under the wood and the top tang has usual “1873” and “1879” patent markings. Mounted with a 5″ partial stock that just encompasses the top & bottom tangs. Wood is highly figured, uncheckered American walnut. According to consignor this is the only known Whitney Kennedy Cut-Away. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains a smooth even plum/brown patina with a ding on bbl and a couple of minor, scattered nicks. Wood is sound and retains most of its orig varnish with a series of scratch marks on forearm. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-39064 JR371 (8,500-13,500)

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2362
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: Buttstock has a plugged hole (& pad added at the factory) at the heel with a hole and partially plugged hole near the toe and another hole in tip of forearm.

*MARLIN MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 420164. Cal. 44-40. Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, silver bead front sight and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Top tang is marked “MARLIN / MODEL ’94”. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring and is drilled & tapped for a Marlin receiver sight, which does not appear to have ever been installed. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and a “Wisler Western Arms/San Francisco” brown waffle pad. Buttstock has a plugged hole at the heel with a hole and partially plugged hole near the toe and another hole in tip of forearm. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig factory blue with faint muzzle edge wear and wear on bbl bands. Front bbl band screw is missing. Receiver retains 96-97% strong orig factory blue, thinning on top tang. Lever retains about 75% strong case colors, primarily on sides. Wood, as noted above, is otherwise sound with forearm retaining most of its orig oil finish and buttstock having orig oil finish on front 2/3 with rear 1/3 having been cleaned and touched up when pad was added. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-39060 (7,500-12,500)

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2363
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Marlin serial numbers overlapped between the 1889 and 1894 in serial range 107,000 thru about 121,000 (not 127,000) with the last one made was 121,587.

EXTREMELY EARLY MARLIN TRANSITION MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 109591. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight, missing its keeper screw. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring with top of receiver marked “MARLIN SAFETY”, without the two TOPguide screws. Bbl is a leftover Model 89 and top tang is unmarked. Marlin serial numbers overlapped between the 1889 and 1894 in serial range 107,000 thru about 127,000. Mounted with very nicely figured straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. These were very popular carbines and usually saw hard service and are rarely found retaining orig finish.Consignor states this may be the only model 1894 saddle ring carbine with an 1889 bbl in existence, that very few were made. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-98% strong orig factory blue with a few scattered spots of surface discoloration. Bbl bands are strong with light central high point wear. Receiver retains 93-95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and light thinning on bottom and top front edges. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer edges. Stock has a sliver missing by top tang, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-39059 (7,500-12,500)

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2364
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: 1 of 2 known with pistol grip.

*SCARCE DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 94 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 326358. Cal. 25-20 Marlin. Scarce to rare saddle ring carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, barleycorn front sight and 900 yard carbine ladder rear sight. Receiver has a staple & ring in left side. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, A-style checkered American walnut with serpentine pistol grip and carbine buttplate. Middle bbl band & buttstock have factory sling swivels which were a special order feature and had to be ordered “left on” at a $4.00 extra charge. The 25-20 Marlin caliber is the equivalent of the 25-20 Winchester cartridge. Reportedly the Winchester cartridge would function in Marlin firearms but not the reverse. Later in production Marlin dropped this carliber marking in favor of the Winchester caliber, making this somewhat a scarce item. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 30-40% thin orig blue with balance a blue/gray patina. Magazine tube is a cleaned silver metal patina with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Receiver retains 20-25% thin orig blue with balance turned silver with a few scattered spots of pitting. Lever & hammer are a gray patina. Wood is sound showing heavy wear and an added coat of finish with some oil staining around receiver. Mechanics are fine, worn bore. 4-39062 (8,500-13,500)

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2405
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: “According to Flaydermans Guide to American Firearms, only the first 200….” Error in Flayderman’s Book. Should be 1200 not 200.

RARE COLT NO. 2 DERRINGER. SN 5320. Cal. 41 RF. All steel construction with 2 1/2″ ovoid-shaped bbl, half-moon German silver front sight and marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” and in larger letters “NO 2”. Receiver has usual light engraving and it is mounted with coarse checkered walnut grips. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, only the first 200 of this model derringer with the bbl address as shown, were ever made. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains being a cleaned gray metal patina with fine pitting on the sides of bbl and frame. Grips are sound showing heavy wear and retain a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. 4-37523 JR300 (1,500-2,500)

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2438
Revised: 10/5/2009

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1. Please note, in our description we state that “Nannie” was the wife of Frank James. That’s not correct, she was Babe Hudspeth’s wife. She was Nannie Ragland Hudspeth and thus it makes perfect sense that her name would appear on the top of the belt keeper since Babe owned this rig for approximately 30 years.

2. It was noted in our description that Babe Hudspeth was born on May 15th, that is incorrect; he was born on January 15th.

3. It is noted in the catalog description that the consignor (Mr. James Elsea) was a direct descendant of Jesse James. This is not correct. He was a direct descendent of Babe Hudspeth, who originally owned the gun rig and family lineage to Hudspeth is clearly documented in the provenance.

4. Some documentation provided to us states Jesse was a cousin of the Hudspeth’s. We have been told by one source there is no family link. Thus at this time, we only guarantee that the consignor is a descendant of Babe Hudspeth, who received the gun rig from Jesse’s wife.

EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER, BELT & HOLSTER RIG THAT BELONGED TO FAMOUS BANK & TRAIN ROBBER JESSE JAMES. SN 13725. Cal. 44. Revolver is a standard early Colt Model 1860 Army (produced in 1861) with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT”. Frame is 4-screw type cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw and the heel of the backstrap milled for the stock attachment. Extended stock screws were replaced during period of use. It has a brass trigger guard and steel backstrap containing a 1-pc walnut grip. Trigger guard has scratched initials “G” in front of trigger bow, “M” inside trigger bow and “F” behind trigger bow. Buttstrap is inscribed the same way. The belt is about 39″ long x 1-5/8″ from of a sgl layer of leather that is very highly tooled in 19th century designs. It has a very distinctive silver tip with a lightly engraved edge with a dbl hook on the opposite end which corresponds to a bar in the buckle. The hook end of the belt has a 3/4″ wide silver band to which the hooks are attached through the belt with both hooks being very old repairs. Back side of this silver band is hand-scratched “–SSE –AMES” showing heavy wear and damage from the repairs having obliterated the missing letters. The belt buckle, as previously mentioned, is very distinctive, 3″ long x 2-3/4″ high with engraved edges and a fine border pattern around the opening. The buckle material is a thin silver sheet, slightly curved, over an iron frame with two prongs used to engage the corresponding holes in the belt. The belt keeper is of the same weight silver material 1-13/16″ long x 11/16″ at the widest point and 3/4″ wide over the back. It has engraved edges on the face with scalloped file work. The rear of the belt keeper is hand-scratched, signature-style “Jess- W James”. Some of the letters are very faint and all shows moderate to heavy wear. Front of the keeper is hand-scratched “NANNIE”. The “N”s in “NANNIE” are all backwards. It is known that a paramour of William Quantill was named “Nannie” and that she was not adverse to also consorting with the troops. Another “Nannie” became Frank James’ wife in later years. Holster is early dbl loop-style and fits this revolver very well. It is made of one piece of belting weight leather about 11″ long from top fold of skirt to tip of holster with a 9-1/4″ skirt that has a pointed end and has two narrow loops. The rear edge and toe of the holster are sewn. Over the many years the James Julia Auction Company has been selling firearms we have been offered firearms and accessories that were alleged or partially documented to numerous famous, near famous and some not so famous personalities from history. It is extremely rare when an item is offered with as nearly rock solid provenance as is this lot. This revolver, belt & holster rig has remained with the descendants of the Jesse James family since he was assassinated in 1882. Jesse Woodson James was born Sept. 5, 1847 in Clay County, Missouri. He had an older brother, Frank and a sister. His father, a minister, left soon after Jesse was born to go to California to “minister” to the 49er miners. He died in California when Jesse was three. His mother, Zerelda, remarried to Ruben Samuel with whom she had four more children. At the outbreak of the Civil War the James/Samuel family sided with the Confederacy with Frank soon joining on the Confederate side. Frank became ill early on and returned to Missouri where, after he recovered, he joined a small guerrilla band operating in their neighborhood. Sometime in about 1863/64 the Union Army sent a force to try to capture Frank’s group and came to the Samuel farm searching for them. They briefly hanged Mr. Samuel and allegedly whipped Jesse, to no avail. Frank escaped and in 1864 he and 16 year old Jesse joined the notorious Confederate raider and guerrilla fighter Bloody Bill Anderson. Apparently they didn’t stay with Anderson very long before joining the more notorious William Quantrill. The James Boys, along with three of their cousins, Robert Hudspeth, Rufus Hudspeth & William Napoleon “Babe” Hudspeth all rode with Quantrill until at least January 1865. It is unclear when the James Boys returned home but it is known that at that date January 1865 that the three Hudspeth boys left Quantrill and returned to Missouri. Another cousin, Lamartine Hudspeth maintained a farm in the area of the James/Samuel place and was later to play a role in supplying them with horses and sanctuary. Frank & Jesse James and Babe & Rufus Hudspeth were with Bloody Bill Anderson at the battle & massacre at Centralia, Missouri on Sept. 27, 1864. That morning Anderson led about 80 guerrillas, some dressed in stolen Union Army uniforms, into Centralia to cut off the North Missouri Railroad. The guerrillas looted the town, blocked the rail line, stopped an approaching train and overran it. There were about 125 passengers on board which were separated into civilian and soldier groups. The soldiers were stripped of their uniforms and when Anderson called for an officer, Sgt. Thomas Goodman bravely stepped forward, expecting to be shot. Instead, Anderson’s men ignored Goodman and shot the others, then mutilated and scalped the bodies. The guerrillas then set fire to the train and sent it down the tracks after which they torched the depot and rode out of town. About 3 p.m. that same afternoon, 155 men of the newly formed 39th Missouri Infantry Regiment (mounted), rode into Centralia in pursuit. This force soon encountered the guerrillas and decided to dismount and fight on foot. The Federal recruits with single-shot muzzle loaders were no match for the guerrillas with their revolvers. Of the 155 Union soldiers in this regiment, 123 were killed that afternoon. According to well-known history, in addition to carbines & shotguns, the guerrillas usually had at least two revolvers and some with as many as four or five on or about their persons most of the time and would have been able to present a formidable wall of lead. When the Confederacy surrendered Jesse was still riding as a guerrilla under the command of Archie Clement, one of Quantill’s lieutenants, while Frank had ridden to Kentucky with Quantrill. Clement’s group was apparently trying to decide their next course of action when they encountered a Union patrol and Jesse was severely wounded with two bullets in the chest. Jesse was returned to his uncle’s boarding house where he was attended by his cousin, Zerelda Mimms, who was named after Jesse’s mother. Jesse & Zerelda were later to marry. Jesse recovered from his wounds and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Jesse & Frank and the Younger Boys with various other occasional members formed a gang and robbed trains & banks over the next sixteen or so years. After the fiasco at Northfield, Minnesota where the gang was badly shot up with three being killed and the others wounded, only Frank & Jesse escaped the law and the gang was never the same afterward, with the new members they recruited. During the course of the criminal career of Frank & Jesse and various members of their gang, they would frequently stop by various family members’ homes for food, rest or horses. Family history relates that Lamartine Hudspeth, cousin to Jesse & Frank, who owned a farm in the area, always kept fresh horses in the stable should they be needed. Frequently he would come out in the morning to feed the animals and find the fresh horses gone and hard ridden, tired horses in their places. Other members of the James/Hudspeth/Samuel extended family were also frequently called on for food, shelter or horses for members of the gang. As in all things there is an end and so it is with Jesse & Frank James. Jesse was assassinated by Bob Ford on April 3, 1882 in his own home which leads us to the family history, most of it well-documented, regarding the Colt Model 1860 revolver, belt & holster rig being sold here. When Jesse was killed his wife Zerelda notified his cousins Rufus, Babe & Lamartine Hudspeth who were living near Lake City, Missouri, of Jesse’s death and asked them to come assist with the funeral. They immediately drove to St. Joseph, Missouri to help Zerelda and were called on to identify the body. After the funeral Zerelda told the Hudspeth Boys that “Jesse’s trunk was hid in the attic and that Jesse would want them to have it”, that there were some of Jesse’s things in it. When they returned to Lake City they looked into the trunk (which is being sold immediately following this lot) and discovered this Colt revolver, belt & holster rig. Consignor states that he recalls that he was told that Jesse’s old Confederate uniform was also in the trunk but that it was moth-eaten and unusable so it was thrown away. Babe Hudspeth took possession of the Colt, belt & holster rig with Rufus taking the trunk. Rufus died in 1895 and the trunk was passed down through his family eventually to consignor’s niece who has consigned it to be sold following the Colt. Before Babe Hudspeth died he gave the Colt, belt & holster rig to consignor’s grandfather, Robert R. Elsea, who passed away in 1924. In about 1938 consignor’s father asked consignor’s grandmother if he could have Jesse’s gun to which she agreed. Consignor states that he remembers as a child, often seeing “the gun” in a bedroom dresser drawer was told “don’t you boys touch Jesse James’ gun”. In 1938 when consignor’s father took possession of the Colt he was living in Wetumka, Oklahoma and removed the Colt to that town with him. In about 1940 consignor’s father moved to Henderson, Nevada where he lived for the next thirty years or so working at a defense plant during the war and later as a deputy sheriff. He also owned “The Victory Club” in Henderson, NV which he sold in 1969. Consignor states that Jesse’s gun & rig were displayed in the club until too many customers insisted on buying it, so his father removed it and put it into a lockbox in the Bank of Nevada. In 1969 consignor’s father moved to Independence, Missouri and left Jesse’s gun & rig in the bank vault in Nevada. In 1973 he moved back to Wetumka, OK and in 1974 asked his stepdaughter and her husband to bring Jesse’s gun to him. They complied, which is attested to by sworn affidavit, and he put the gun & rig into the vault in Holdenville, OK. Consignor’s father passed away in March 2002 with the gun & rig still in the vault in Holdenville. In 2005 consignor’s stepmother Rozelle Elsea, after serious illness had given power of attorney to her eldest daughter, Jodell Kilcrease. While visiting his stepmother in a nursing home in 2005, Jodell said “Jesse’s gun was still in the vault and that it rightfully belonged to me”. She said the next time I was back there I could pick it up from the bank vault. Consignor states he took possession of the Colt & rig in November 2006 and that it has remained in his possession until being consigned to this auction. Also accompanying this lot is a signed notarized statement from Jodell Kilcrease identifying herself as the stepdaughter of Robert R. Elsea (and therefore the stepsister of consignor) and states that on Nov. 8, 2006 she and consignor went to the bank vault in Holdenville, Oklahoma and she relinquished possession of this Colt revolver, belt & holster rig, which she identified by serial number. She also gave a brief statement regarding the history of the items which coincides with the history above. Another notarized affidavit is from Roberta Ruth Elsea of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, wherein she states that she owns a Hudspeth family Bible dated 1868 which was given to her by Frances Miller Elsea, consignor’s mother on Dec. 25, 1984 and that the orig picture of Babe Hudspeth and his cousin, Oscar Thompson was in the Bible when she received it and that on Aug. 20, 2007 she gave this picture to consignor. Additionally accompanying this lot is a 3-ring binder containing a large volume of historic and family genealogical information proving beyond any reasonable doubt that the consignor is a direct descendant from the Hudspeth family and is directly related to Jesse James through his mother, Mary Frances Miller, through the Massie Woodson and Mims (or Mimms) line and through his father, Robert R. Elsea, who was the son of Robert R. Elsea & Mary Amanda Hudspeth who helped to raise consignor. Consignor states in part of his family narrative that there is a family photo that he currently cannot locate, which shows consignor’s father as a baby sitting on Frank James lap. Consignor states that the photograph was taken in the house where he was born and that the house still stands. This lot, most importantly is accompanied by the orig CDV-sized photograph of two men in period clothing with one having a beard and wearing a frock, coat who can clearly be seen wearing this exact belt, with holster mounted backwards. The reverse of the photo is inscribed “Cousin Oscar Thompson” on one side behind the gentleman on the right in the photo and the other side is inscribed “Uncle Babe Hudspeth”. The photograph was taken at Winans’ Photography Rooms, Independence, Missouri and is so printed on the back. Given the absolute historical family connection to the James family with this set never having left possession of the Hudspeth descendants, there can be no doubt whatsoever that this is an authentic Jesse James owned and used Colt, belt & holster rig and the following facts combine, clearly, to prove this: 1) The order of descendancy from Jesse James to the consignor: 2) There is an extraordinary photograph (or CDV) from approximately 1886 of Babe Hudspeth wearing this exact belt & gun, identifiable in the photograph. A) Jesse James’ widow Zerelda, gave Jesse’s trunk containing this Colt, belt & holster to Rufus & Babe Hudspeth, Jesse’s cousins, immediately after Jesse’s funeral. Rufus kept the trunk and Babe took the Colt, belt & holster rig. B) Before Babe’s death in 1907 he gave the Colt, belt & holster rig to consignor’s grandfather, Robert R. Elsea who was married to Mary Amanda Hudspeth, Babe’s favorite niece. C) Consignor’s father, also named Robert R. Elsea, received the Colt, belt & holster rig in 1938 from his mother after consignor’s grandfather had died in 1924. D) The Colt, belt & holster rig were stored by consignor’s father, first displayed in his father’s “The Victory Club” in Henderson, NV, then in the Bank of Nevada. E) Consignor’s father’s step-daughter, Connie J. Morris, and her husband, Delmer Morris, In June 1974 removed the Colt, belt & holster rig and transported it to consignor’s father in Wetumka, Oklahoma as is attested to by a notarized statement from Connie J. Morris. Colt, belt & holter rig were then placed into the bank vault in Holdenville, Oklahoma. F) Consignor took possession of the Colt, belt & holster rig on Nov. 8, 2006, as is attested to by a notarized affadavit of Jodell Kilcrease, who is the stepdaughter of consignor’s father, dated April 17, 2008. 3) Jesse James’ full signature which is scratched on belt tab and belt keeper. 4) A signed & notarized statement from current owner and direct descendant of Babe Hudspeth dated May 8, 2009. PROVENANCE: Jesse James; Babe Hudspeth down through the Hudspeth Family; Robert R. Elsea to Robert R. Elsea to consignor. CONDITION: Revolver is fair condition. No orig finish remains being an overall gray/brown patina with scattered surface rust. Trigger guard is a light mustard patina having been cleaned a long time ago, now beginning to repatinate. Grip has chipped toes and shows hard wear with a hand worn, oil stained patina. Left side of frame below stock screw has a crack with a small piece broken out. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some shine and moderate to heavy pitting. Cyl has matching patina, also with scattered light pitting and retains traces of cyl scene. Wedge screw is a replacement and wedge spring has the tip broken. Belt is very dry and deteriorated with a couple of small tears and one larger one and retains about 40% of its orig finish. Belt tab and hook end show heavy wear with several small dents. Buckle & keeper show moderate wear. Holster shows heavy wear and deterioration with a break in rear edge of skirt. 4-38311 JR379 (200,000-300,000)

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2439
Revised: 10/5/2009

Additional Information:

1. It is noted in the catalog description that the consignor was a direct descendant of Jesse James. This is not correct. She was a direct descendent of Rufus Hudspeth, who originally owned the trunk and family lineage to Hudspeth proves this.

2. Some documentation provided to us states Jesse was a cousin of the Hudspeth’s. We have been told by one source there is no family link. Thus at this time, we only guarantee that the consignor is a descendant of Rufus Hudspeth who originally acquired this from Jesse’s wife.

19TH CENTURY IRON BOUND DOME TOP TRUNK THAT BELONGED TO JESSE JAMES. Hide covered iron bound trunk with slight domed top, that measures 29-3/4″ long x 15-3/4″ wide x about 15-3/4″ high. It has four sheet metal straps over the lid and down the front that wrap around to the back on each end only. Lid has three oak strips, two on top and one on front of lid and a fourth on bottom front of the trunk. Trunk is completely covered in split cowhide with light geometric decorations centered on the lid and front. Front has a mortised iron lock with a decorative rectangular brass escutcheon. Interior is lined in wallpaper with a hinged compartment in the lid, missing the cover. Bottom has rails for a tray which is also missing. Right end has an intact leather covered cardboard handle with the left end handle broken & missing. At one time there were leather straps and buckles on each end now with only the brackets for the bottom straps and portions of the top straps remaining. When Jesse James was assassinated by Bob Ford on April 3, 1882 his wife Zerelda notified three of Jesse’s cousins, brothers Joel Rufus & William N. “Babe” Hudspeth and their half brother Joseph Lamartine Hudspeth to come from their home in Lake City, Missouri to St. Joseph to help Zerelda with identification of Jesse’s body and the funeral. They immediately left home in a wagon and drove to St. Joseph, identified Jesse’s body and assisted with the funeral. After the funeral Zerelda told the cousins that they should come by the house, that she had Jesse’s trunk hid in the attic and that Jesse would have wanted them to have it. They went to the house with Zerelda where she gave them this trunk with contents. They immediately left for their homes in Lake City and upon arriving looked inside and found among other unknown items a Colt Model 1860 percussion Army revolver, belt & holster rig that belonged to Jesse and are being sold in this auction in the lot prior to this one. Rufus kept the trunk while Babe took possession of the Colt, belt & holster rig. A picture from about 1886, being sold with the above lot, shows Babe wearing the exact belt which is identifiable in the picture. Both items have been passed down in the Hudspeth families to their current owners who are direct descendants. The above information is attested to by a notarized affidavit from consignor of Turners, Missouri, a copy of which accompanies this lot. Joel Rufus Hudspeth was consignor’s great great-grandfather. All of the above information is also detailed extensively in the previous lot. Jesse Woodson James, legendary train & bank robber, who, along with his brother Frank and the above three identified Hudspeth brothers fought in the Confederacy and rode with Bloody Bill Anderson and later with Quantrill. They were a close family and after the Civil War was over and Jesse and his gang were robbing trains & banks, they frequently called on their cousins for food, shelter & fresh horses, which was apparently freely given. Lamartine was known to have kept fresh horses in his barn for just such occasions and frequently would come out to feed in the morning and fine a tired horse in the stall in place of his fresh one. These close family ties are apparently what compelled Zerelda to call on the Hudspeth brothers for assistance when Jesse was killed and then to give them Jesse’s trunk and contents. This is an historic item that, beyond any reasonable doubt, when combined with the information in the previous lot can lead to only one conclusion that this is truly Jesse James’ personal trunk. PROVENANCE: Jesse James; Joel Rufus Hudspeth Family to consignor. CONDITION: Fair. Leather covering is dry & brittle with a couple of small separations in the lid and some minor losses. Front is mostly intact with some minor losses in lower right corner and near the left end. Left end of lid is mostly bare wood and brittle paper covering. Bottom of left end is also paper covered. Right end is also paper covered with some minor losses. The back is reasonably intact with a crack on one end in the hinge area. Interior is dried and yellowed with some bug damage and paper losses with some staining on the bottom. Bottom has a crack in the wood. 4-39074 JR387 (7,500-12,500)

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2442
Revised: 9/11/2009

Additional Information: Accompanied by 2 books in Swedish “Ivor Thord Gray, Soldat Under 13 Fanor” (English translation: “Soldier under 13 Banners”) and “Mannen Som Hittade Tarzan” (English translation: “The Man Who Found Tarzan”).

ENGRAVED & GOLD-PLATED COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 5252. Cal. 44. Gold finish with 8″ rnd bbl, altered front sight with most of bbl address worn away. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” and it has brass trigger guard with iron backstrap that contains a 1-pc ivory grip with deep relief Mexican eagle on left side. Buttstrap has a lanyard stud & ring. Frame is 4-screw type cut for shoulder stock with stock screws replaced. Cylinder is of the early fluted type. Revolver is engraved by Nimschke with full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on the frame. Sides of hammer nose are engraved with a wolf’s head with fish scales on the spur and foliate arabesque patterns down the sides. Engraving extends over sides of bbl terminating well in front of the bbl address with patterns around muzzle. Rammer pivot is engraved to match with a rope pattern around rammer handle. Top of backstrap is engraved with a fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns near top at the heel, on buttstrap & trigger guard. Cylinder is beautifully engraved with diamond & dot patterns in front of flutes and foliate arabesque patterns in rear of flutes. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter that identifies this revolver in 44 caliber with an 8″ bbl, “blue/brass” finish with wood stocks and shipped to the U.S. Navy Yard New York on May 9, 1861 in a shipment of 250 guns. Also accompanied by a letter signed Max H. Preusler dated June 29, 2009 wherein he states that this revolver has belonged to his family since Mr. Thord Hallstrom-Gray (Ivor Thord-Gray) received it during the Mexican Civil War 1913-14, when he fought under Pancho Villa’s command. My maternal grandfather, Brig. Arne Hallstrom, received it as a gift from Thord (his father’s brother), and Mr. Preusler inherited it from his grandfather. Additionally included is a letter dated Aug. 2009 from Claes Andersson Arms & Armour Department, Stockholm Auctionhouse, wherein he states that he could confirm that he first saw the revolver in 2001 and that the Stockholm Auctionhouse had sold at least seven items from the Ivor Thord-Gray Collection which came from other parts of the Hallstrom Family. He states that he confirms Mr. Preusler’s statement in the above letter. Additionally accompanied by Mr. Thord-Gray’s book Gringo Rebel published 1960, a first edition with original dust cover. Consignor states that he obtained this revolver from the family of Ivor Thord-Gray who was a Swedish-born U.S. citizen and soldier of fortune who fought in thirteen wars on four continents from 1897 thru WWI and the Russian Revolution. He was a linguist and scholar and an author. He also authored an 1,100 page dictionary of English to the native tongue of the Tarahumara Indians. Mr. Thord-Gray, spent his military service to various countries, but the one we are most concerned with here is his time spent fighting in the Mexican Revolution 1913-1914 which he memorialized in his book Gringo Rebel: Mexico 1913-1914, a copy of which accompanies this lot. Mr. Thord-Gray earned many honors during his military career along with honors for scholarship including membership in the Royal Academy of Sciences of Uppsala and a degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the same university for his work in linguistics. He became a trustee of the American Classical League, 1930; a member of the Royal Geographic Society; The Geological Society of London and the Archeological Institute of America. Mr. Thord-Gray inadvertently was the impetus for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ fictional character, Tarzan of the Apes. Apparently in the early 1930’s Mr. Thord-Gray wrote a letter from Stockholm to the President of the Adventurer’s Club of New York relating an incident that occurred while he was on patrol with a mounted police unit in South Africa. He heard the story of a child who had been kidnapped by a band of baboons who frightened the servant/babysitter into running back to the parents who came immediately but could find no trace of the young boy. Although the parents searched diligently they were never able to locate the child. About ten years later Mr. Thord-Gray was in the area of the Drakensberg Mountains when his group of surveyors inadvertently trapped a band of baboons in a box canyon. One of the baboons was blond and very agile and took off up the mountainside with the others. About half way up the cliff he lost his footing and fell to his death. This was apparently the child that had been stolen by the baboons. Eventually Mr. Burroughs somehow heard the story and created his fictional character on that basis. Mr. Thord-Gray states in his book and apparently in notes left with the above mentioned Brig. Arne Hallstrom that he obtained this beautiful revolver when he was fighting in the Mexican Revolution, probably in 1914 under Gen. Blanco and Carranza. When the situation among the Revolutionaries for whom Thord-Gray was fighting came to a standstill with in-fighting among the various groups, Mr. Thord-Gray suggested that Carranza & Blanco send an emissary to Emiliano Zapata to try to patch things up. At first they said it would be impossible but when Mr. Thord-Gray volunteered to lead with a squadron of 100 mounted Yaqui Indian warriors as an escort, they agreed to the plan. He states as he was preparing to leave Gen. Blanco “handed me a very handsome 44 Colt revolver, exquisitely chased with gold inlay” and asked him to give it to Zapata with 200-rds of ammunition as a token of friendship. After a perilous journey over 13,000 foot mountains and skirmishes with various other revolutionaries he reached what he thought was Zapata’s camp. When he became nearly trapped he sent a scout ahead to contact Zapata who was able to meet a Col. Morales who Mr. Thord-Gray had met previously in Mexico City. Initially he and his men were disarmed and taken into custody but when he was informed of the purpose of the “mission” he left right away to try to find Zapata. Before Col. Morales left Mr. Thord-Gray gave him the gun & ammunition that he had brought as a gift to Zapata. Late the next day Col. Morales returned with the news that he had been unable to contact Zapata and returned the revolver to Mr. Thord-Gray. And, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Apparently Mr. Thord-Gray kept the revolver for himself as is evidenced by the letters from his descendants, although there is some conflicting information in Mr. Thord-Gray’s book. CONDITION: Fair to good. Overall shows heavy wear with most of the engraving still visible, sharp in some places. One of the frame stock screws is a replacement and wedge screw is missing. Cyl spindle is a little loose in frame. Grip is sound with age lines showing heavy wear and retains a cleaned ivory patina. Mechanics are a little stiff, the hand having been replaced (the orig accompanies), otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. Book is very fine with slightly worn dust cover. 4-38973 JR378 (15,000-25,000)

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2446
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Accompanying this lot is a printed pamphlet produced by the museum where this item was, at one time, on loan. Repleat with museum ID# and identifying this lot as belonging to Rossell.

FINE MEXICAN WAR PERIOD OFFICER’S DRESS COATEE: WORN BY LT. (LATER MAJOR) NATHAN BEAKES ROSSELL 5TH REG. U.S. INF. This Mexican War Period Officer’s Dress Coatee, is an 1845-1848 period dark blue wool tail coat with 20 silver eagle “I” buttons down the front marked “R&W Robinson, Extra Rich”, silver bullion bat wing cuff decorations, each with four silver cuff sized buttons, a tall stiff silver bullion decorated collar with four silver buttons, and a white flashed double split tail with two batwing decorations and a silver embroidered infantry horn insignia near the end of each tail. Two coat sized silver buttons rest at the back waist. White narrow piping is at the base of the collar, the front bottom edge of the coatee and outlining the batwing decorations on the cuffs and tails of the jacket. The interior of the coat is lined in white silk with a quilted and padded breast. Each cuff is functional and has a single silver eagle button for closure. Accompanied by Mexican War Era Field Grade Officer’s Dress Epaulets, which are a pair of very nice, early Mexican War to 1851 period full dress epaulets having gold silk embroidered tops, silver crescents and fringe. Made and marked by “Horstmann Sons & Drucker/New York” on the reverse, the undersides are covered in bright red silk and red dyed Russian leather. Each has a silver embroidered “5” sewn to the top, no rank is present but the size of the fringes indicates field grade rank. Accompanying the pair is an unknown silver embroidered “cuff” of unknown origin. This lot, is offered together with a hide covered storage trunk used by Lt. (Later Major) Nathan Beakes Rossell CONDITION: The exterior of the uniform coat is very good with strong color, very minor moth spots, mostly in hidden areas, which do not detract from its appearance. The silver embroidered decorations have tarnished to a grayish color. The interior of the coatee shows wear and the silk is very delicate on the tails, split, frayed and with some pieces lost. The interior of the body is in much stronger condition. All buttons are original to the coatee and have the same backmark. The Epaulets are in very good condition. 4-87578 (5,000-8,000)

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2446A
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Accompanying this lot is a printed pamphlet produced by the museum where this item was, at one time, on loan. Repleat with museum ID# and identifying this lot as belonging to Rossell.

MEXICAN WAR PERIOD OFFICER’S SWORD USED BY LT. (LATER MAJOR) NATHAN BEAKES ROSSELL 5TH REG. U.S. INF. This is a wonderful militia style eagle head sword with a 30” straight double edged blade with single fuller having etched patriotic designs across 60% of the blade including military trophies, an American eagle and floral designs. The counterguard is of gilded brass with double langets having a raised acorn and oak leaf design terminating with two leafed quillions. The grip is of carved ivory and the pommel of gilded brass depicting a full eagle with a serpent in its beak atop a rocky cliff. The scabbard is also of gilded brass with engraved floral designs incorporating an American eagle across 65% of the front face. The scabbard has two bands, 3 carrying rings and on floral stud mounted on the top band. CONDITION: Very Good. The blade is bright with strong, frosty etching and no spotting. The grip is cracked on both sides and shows a period brass pin repair on one side. The scabbard is very nice with no dents and moderate wear to the gold wash finish. The sword is missing a chain which once was attached to the eagle’s beak and terminated at one quillon. 4-87578-1 (2,500-4,500)

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2446B
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Accompanying this lot is a printed pamphlet produced by the museum where this item was, at one time, on loan. Repleat with museum ID# and identifying this lot as belonging to Rossell.

OFFICER’S WAIST BELT AND WAIST BELT SASH USED BY LT. (LATER MAJOR) NATHAN BEAKES ROSSELL 5TH REG. U.S. INF. Rossell’s scarce officer’s waist belt is of white buff leather and has a 2-pc tongue and wreath gilt cast brass beltplate. The tongue has a fancy silver floral “U.S.” applied to the front of the disk. The wreath is marked “NP Ames”. Rossell’s crimson officer’s sash which is included it is silk with a knotted tassel. CONDITION: Good, the white leather is stained but in very good condition. The silver “U.S.” on the belt plate is partly lost. The sash has some fraying and damage, but is generally good. 4-87578-2 (3,500-4,500)

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2446C
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Accompanying this lot is a printed pamphlet produced by the museum where this item was, at one time, on loan. Repleat with museum ID# and identifying this lot as belonging to Rossell.

EARLY PRE-CIVIL WAR JUNIOR OFFICER’S FROCK COAT USED BY LT. (LATER MAJOR) NATHAN BEAKES ROSSELL 5TH REG. U.S. INF. This frock coat Worn by Rossell during his early military career as a Quartermaster is an 1851 regulation company grade officer’s dark blue wool uniform coat. Of three-quarter length, this uniform frock has a single row of 9 buttons all of which are brass eagle “I” buttons with the early backmark “Ackerman & Minor, New York” (RMDC). Three additional cuff sized buttons are present on each cuff and four on the tails of the coat. This frock coat exhibits very early features such as, nearly, 2” tall collar, narrow cuffs, quilted breast and long skirts. On each shoulder are six sewn grommets for tying on the shoulder strap rank insignia. The interior is lined in dark green polished cotton, pockets in dark brown polished cotton and the sleeves in yellow silk. Tails are unhemmed. CONDITION: Good. This frock coat presents a fine appearance. All buttons are original and match, there are several small moth holes in, mostly, protected areas. The largest hole is adjacent to the third chest button from the bottom. The lining is worn and appears to have been removed from the skirts. This coat shows light wear and no abuse. 4-87578-3 (4,500-6,500)

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2452
Revised: 10/5/2009

Please Note: The very tip of this sword is broken off as depicted in the image but not mentioned in the condition report.

CONFEDERATE ENLISTED MAN’S CAVALRY SABER MADE BY MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS. You are bidding on one of the finest marked cavalry sabers you can find. This sword is in beautiful condition with a bright blade, an excellent grip, fine scabbard and the marker’s marks are extremely nice and well struck. The soldier who carried this sword inscribed his initials on top of hilt “K.G.R.” This sword’s accompanying scabbard is also in beautiful condition. Scabbard is lap seamed with lead solder and brass carrying rings. This scabbard is usually thought to be made in Columbus, Ga., however there are many examples of this scabbard on Tennessee made swords, especially Nashville Plow Works. Sword and scabbard match well for fit and patina. PROVENANCE: Bill Osborn Collection. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with scattered staining, pitting and cleaning. Grip is complete with most of orig dye with only minor chipping. Twisted copper wire is complete and tight. Brass hilt, pommel and ring mounts have patina, scattered scratches and dings. Scabbard body is smooth with typical rust and pitting. 4-38956 JS16 (10,000-12,000)

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2540
Revised: 9/23/2009

Additional Information: A note from the Sharps historian, Dr. Richard Labowskie, states this is in fact an 1874 Schuetzen Rifle,. also referred to as The German Pattern. This rifle was designed for the NY Central Schuetzen Corps who purchased 62 of them for individual members, with inscribed nameplates in the stock. A copy of this historian’s note accompanies this lot. Provenance: Jack Plunkett Coll., Ron Kiser Coll.

FINE HEAVY BARREL SHARPS RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER BUTTSTOCK. SN 162219. Cal. 38-40 Remington-Hepburn. Fine heavy rifle with 30″ replacement, unmarked, heavy oct bbl, 1″ across the flats at the muzzle, with Lyman globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight but drilled & tapped on the top flat for scope bases. Tang is mounted with a reproduction Sharps mid-range sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with smooth rnd forearm that has a palmrest hole in the bottom with corresponding threaded hole in the bottom of the bbl. Buttstock has a smooth, uncheckered pistol grip with shadow line cheekpiece and long-eared Swiss/Schutzen nickeled brass buttplate. Bottom tang is fitted with dbl set triggers and right side of buttstock is inlaid with a German silver shield, nicely engraved “W. v. Twistern” (apparently William or Wilhelm von Twistern). A quick internet search disclosed numerous members of the von Twistern family and deeper research could disclose stronger provenance to the previous owner of this rifle. Basic disassembly of the rifle disclosed matching last four digits of the SN on the bottom tang, lockplate and in pencil, on the front edge of the buttstock. Buttplate appears to be a poorly cast replacement. Bbl & forearm are unnumbered. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 85-90% thinning orig brown finish. Receiver, lockplate & hammer retain 60-70% faded orig case colors, stronger in sheltered areas. Stock has a couple of minor chips around the top tang with usual handling & use marks and overall retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-38383 JR98 (5,000-8,000)

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2561
Revised: 10/5/2009

Please note typographical error in catalog: “Linder” is spelled “Lindner”.

LINDER CARBINE TYPE 2. Cal. 58. This Civil War era carbine dated 1864 was made by Edward Linder at Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in Manchester, NH. Amoskeag completed their contract for 6,000 guns in April 1864. This gun must be one of the last because it is dated 1864 on the lock. In addition to lock date, forward of hammer is marked “US” with a spread winged eagle “Amoskeag Mfg Co / Manchester NH”. Breech is marked “Edward Linder’s / Patent / March 29, 1859”. Buttplate is surcharged “U.S”. This gun is in fine condition, possibly never to have been shot as bore is crisp and bright. Area around cone shows no powder burns. Original nipple appears new. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are bright with scattered staining and scratches. Lockplate has light salt and pepper pitting. Stock is sound with one small crack opposite breech. Stock has scattered nicks, dings and scratches. 4-38211 JS66 (3,000-5,000)

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2575
Revised: 10/5/2009

Correction to Printed Catalog: Caliber is Approx. .69 cal.

FRENCH MODEL 1766 INFANTRY MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 75. 44-11/16″ rnd bbl marked on the left side of breech in an indiscernible proof mark and “US” in 3/16″ high letters with “17?3″ engraved on the breech tang. Lock is marked with fleur-de-lis/”D”/”Charleville under the pan of the 6-1/8″ long lock. Furniture is all proper for this model including friction-held rear band and center band having no lips on either side. Bayonet lug beneath the bbl set back 1-3/4″. Stock is normal in all respects having a nicely carved cheek rest on the left side in front of a pair of initials which may read “MR”? Accompanying the gun is its orig bayonet showing the 1769/71 variant alteration with locking clasp. Blade is 14-3/4″ is stamped deeply with “AM” and overall condition matches the gun. Gun appears to retain its orig sling swivels and ramrod. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Metal is in very nice condition for its age. Top jaw and screw have been replaced. Wood is very sound for its age and remains in very nice condition having only one rough area just behind the rear band not affecting the overall appearance of the gun. Light coat of varnish has been added probably protecting the pc from additional dings and scratches. 4-38197 PAS13 (5,000-7,000)

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2578
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: Serial should read 1087 (not 1081).

U.S. MODEL 1805 HARPERS FERRY PISTOL. SN 1081. Cal. 54. 10″ rnd bbl, breech marked with raised eagle over “P” in a sunken oval behind a raised “US” in a sunken oval behind serial no. 1081. Lock is marked “HARPERS/FERRY/1807” in vertical arcs behind cock. Under the pan is a spread-winged eagle facing toward the cock over “US”. The lock is orig flint, however, the cock has been replaced. Lock is marked “VI”, inside of lockplate as well as marked “8 WV”; underside of bbl and stock under sideplate marked “XX”. Sideplates also marked with “XX”. The wood opposite the lock shows the shadow of the inspector’s mark “JS” (James Stubblefield), however, it is illegible. This is a very nice example of an orig flint Harper’s Ferry pistol, as they are becoming difficult to obtain. CONDITION: Overall metal is in very good plus condition showing no evidence of cleaning. Wood is in overall fine condition with just a small 1-1/4″ long chip below the lock but not detracting from the gun’s overall soundness or condition. While the ramrod may not be orig to this gun, it has certainly been in the gun during its working life. 4-38840 PAS6 (12,500-17,500)

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2586
Revised: 9/11/2009

Correction to printed catalog: should read: British Eliot Pattern Light (not Late) Dragoon Pistol.

BRITISH ELIOT PATTERN LATE DRAGOON PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 68 (carbine bore). 9″ bbl marked with crown over interlaced”GP” (gunmaker’s company proof) over crown/”V” and marked “D EGG LONDON”. Lock is marked crown/”GR” with a crown under the pan. Tail of lock is marked “D EGG” in vertical arc behind cock. Durs worked during the 1775-1800 period. Below the wrist is a receptacle for an attachable shoulder stock that is not included. PROVENANCE: Peter Wainwright Collection. CONDITION: Metal is in excellent condition as is the brass furniture. Wood is in very nice condition with several minor nicks and dings from handling that do not affect the soundness of the stock. 4-38220 PAS9 (2,500-4,000)

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