Firearms Auctions in Fairfield, Maine
Gross Over $18 Million!

Auction: October 4-7, 2016: 10:00 am

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2000

THE ULTIMATE SCHUETZEN RIFLE.

SN 5718. Nothing in the line of Schuetzen rifles of this quality has ever been offered before. This is the most ornate Schuetzen rifle ever produced and was even described as such when it was made in 1881. A book would be required to describe this rifle adequately. The rifle was ordered by the Khl. Privlg. Hauptschutzen Gesellschaft, Munchen (Royal Privileged Central Schuetzen Society of Munich). The cost was 1000 Reich-marks, a vast sum at that time. It was displayed at the 1881 VII Bundschiessen (national shoot) held in Munich. It was to be an honor prize at the VIII Bundschiessen to be held in Leipzig in 1884. Every inch of this rifle is embellished with the finest workmanship and quality it was possible to produce at that time. The action is high-relief engraved with a matte gold background. One side has a very strange looking bird, while the other has an owl. The underside of the action has a stags head and hunting paraphernalia. The article in the Festival Newspaper stated that the engraving style is done in that of the renowned Suhl gun maker Johann Stockmar, who made guns in the mid-18th century. The article also indicated that the coverage of ivory was to give a similar look to the matchlock ivory covered firearms produced several centuries earlier. The bbl is 30″ long and is most interesting in that each surface between the ribs of the fluting is chased in a different pattern. The top of the bbl is beautifully inlaid in gold “C. Stiegele Jun in Munchen” surrounded by ornate inlays of different colors of gold and platinum. It is still chambered for its orig cartridge, probably 9.5x47R, or something similar. The buttstock and forearm are literally covered in carved ivory inlays engraved with such skill that the figures appear life-like. The forearm, on one side has ferocious looking dogs hunting. On the other side is a family of deer in the forest. The buttstock has a scene showing Diana the Huntress with her dogs and game which is more than spectacular. On the other side is a hunter, on his horse, holding his spear, while his dogs are attacking 2 lethal looking bears. All the inlays need close up inspection to truly appreciate their quality. On the top of the stock’s comb is an inscription mentioning the Honor Prize. This rifle also won several awards including an NRA Silver Medal display award. It was also presented in the “Roll of Honor” in the April 2016 issue of Man-at-Arms. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. 1 pages 180-183; Classic German Target Arms pages 188-195. The Allen Hallock Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Overall in just wonderful condition. Almost all the bbl blue remains. No apparent chips or dents and shows very little handling abuse. One screw on the buttplate is a correct style replacement, but needs to be aged. The correct front and rear sights are present but the bbl sight is missing. 50900-1 (30,000-40,000) IVORY – Lot 2000

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2001

SYSTEM WERNDL FIT FOR ROYALTY.

SN NSN. This was a popular Austrian design adapted from one of their military rifles. The action of this rifle exhibits simply the very best in engraving and gold inlays and has total coverage of every surface. The top of the action is inlaid in large gold letters “Patent Werndl System Holub.” The ornate trigger guard is a combination of horn and steel with the steel portion engraved and inlaid in gold. The buttplate is engraved and is made of probably either silver or German silver, but may be simply plated. The bbl is 29″ long, is fluted in a deluxe style, and has a small gold inlay at the muzzle end. The top of the barrel at the breech end is inlaid in gold and reads, “Osterreichische Waffenfabriks Gesellschaft Styer and Pest.” Pest was one half of Budapest. The rifle is possibly chambered for the 8.15x46R cartridge, but has not been positively determined. The correct front and rear sights are still with the rifle. The rear sight’s workmanship and design is as complex as it is possible to make. The base is even inlaid in gold. The one-piece stock is fantastically carved using patterns of scrolls, flowers and foliage. The forend has a steel cap which is also engraved and inlaid with gold. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pgs. 108-110. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The bbl has been relined and is now probably chambered for the German 8.15x46R cartridge. The hammer does not remain at full cock and may just need a simple adjustment. There is a very small chip in the horn portion of the trigger guard as well as a tiny hole. The buttstock shows several very small dents and handling marks. Most of the bbl blue is still intact. There is a small dove-tail spacer on the top of the bbl where a sight was probably removed. The rifle remains in wonderful condition and is a real show stopper. 50900-22 TWR (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2001

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2002

STIEGELE GOLD.

SN 11047. Cal. 8.15x46R. Exceptional even among Stiegele’s best rifles. This rifle is embellished in a very rare “Jugendstil” (Art Nouveau) style. This rifle has total coverage of exceptional carving, inlays and engraving. The fluted bbl is 29-1/4″ long and has wonderful intricate gold inlays in the top for about half its length. The top of the action has “C. Stiegele Munchen” inlaid in gold. The bbl is fluted in a most deluxe style and has a few small gold inlays at the muzzle. The sides of the action have complex gold borders in a foliate design. One side is engraved with a dog in a rural setting. The other shows an eagle and its prey. The bottom of the action has the owners initials: “MH” inlaid in gold. The trigger guard has two exquisite gold bird inlays and other details also in gold. Gold!, Gold!, Gold! everywhere. Even the buttplate has gold inlays. There is more gold in this rifle than any other so far observed. The buttstock is fully carved. The left side has a panel showing a bugling stag. The right side has two panels, one shows a bird in a tree, while the other depicts 3 does. The forearm is masterfully carved in a leaf design with birds intertwined. The buttstock and forearm are extensively inlaid with what we believe is platinum wire in a usual design. The rifle remains in fine condition. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. pgs 189-193; Classic German Target Arms pgs. 72-76. Ex-Tom Rowe Collection. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The rear sight while of correct design is believed to be a replacement. The front sight is a crude replacement. The bbl sight is missing. Excellent bore. Very minor nicks, dents, etc. in the stock from handling. Most orig finish is intact. The blue of the bbl has a few minor blemishes. Overall fine. 50900-17 TWR (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2002

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2003

CLASSIC STIEGELE OF THE BEST QUALITY.

SN 6506. This rifle would be a centerpiece in any collection. The left side of the action is engraved with Diana the Huntress, a stag, dogs, small game and a small boy coming out of the woods. The right side of the action shows a family of deer in the forest. Both sides are bordered in gold inlays. The quality of the fabulous engraving is far beyond what was being produced in the U.S. at that time. The front and rear sights are correct while the bbl sight is missing. The buttstock and forearm have full coverage carving in a foliate style. The bbl is stamped with a “V” which indicates the rifle was made before the proof laws of 1891. The top of the bbl has Stiegele’s name inlaid in different shades of gold and platinum. An inlaid deer at the muzzle end is absolutely incredible in lifelike detail. The bbl is still chambered for an early cartridge, probably the 9.5x47R. Most have been relined to 8.15x46R. The bbl is fluted in a deluxe rarely found style and is 30″ long. This exact rifle is featured on the cover of the December 2001 issue of Gun Report. A centerpiece for any collection. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pgs. 64-67. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Overall in very fine condition. The stock has a few minor dings & dents from handling. The bore is excellent. The blue on the bbl is in excellent condition. One small dent is on the underside of the bbl. 50900-16 TWR (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2003

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2004

WONDERFUL STIEGELE MARTINI.

SN 7092. Cal. 8.15x46R. This example is one of the plainer Stiegele rifles when compared to some of the Golden Age gold-encrusted examples, but just look at the quality of the carving and engraving. The bbl is 29-1/4″ long and fluted with a design that is a round bbl with external ribs. “Carl Stiegele Jun Munchen” is inlaid in gold on the breech end of the bbl. This bbl has been relined as is so common with bbls that have been updated to a new smaller cal. This was commonly done as totally replacing a bbl was a very expensive proposition. Stiegele’s name is surrounded by scrolls inlaid in gold. Stamped on the right side of the bbl is the letter “V” which indicates the rifle was made before the proof laws of 1891. The front and rear sights appear correct for this rifle and as is so common, the bbl sight is missing. The rear sight post is calibrated for distance. Both the buttstock and forearm are extensively carved in flowers, vines and leaves by a craftsman of great skill. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pgs. 52-54. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Bbl blue shows very little wear a barrel swivel was present but is now lost. Bore is excellent. The action shows considerable case color. Wood is excellent with very minor handling marks. Shrinkage of the wood in the forearm has left a small gap between the forearm and the action. This rifle remains in unusually fine condition. 50900-13 TWR (9,000-15,000) – Lot 2004

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2005

WENZEL OF EXHIBITION QUALITY.

SN 343. This action was sold in Vienna, Austria by L. Wurzinger. It was based on an Austrian military design greatly modified and adapted for use in a target rifle. This rifle was obviously made for someone or something of importance. The action, engraved with Wurzinger’s name is somewhat similar in operation to a Springfield Trapdoor. It is wonderfully engraved and inlaid in gold in an unusual and attractive relief style by a true master. The hammer and firing pin support are deeply chiseled heads of sea serpents. The metal is fabulously carved. The top of the action shows intricate gold inlays which are a continuation of that shown on the lock plate. The rear and front sight appear correct but there is a spacer engraved and inlaid in the bbl where there was probably a bbl sight. The bbl is 28-3/4″ long and fluted. Three extensive gold inlays are found on the bbl, one at the breech, one just in front of the forearm and another just behind the front sight. The rifle was probably originally chambered for one of the fat bottle neck designs that were so popular in the 1880’s. The barrel is now a smoothbore. A moderate amount of top quality carving is found on the butt as well as a carved forend. Even the buttplate is finely engraved. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. 2 pgs 296-297; Classic German Target Arms pgs. 112-115. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The one-piece stock is in fine condition with just a few minor handling marks. Fine overall with just some discoloration of the blue. Oddly the bbl has no rifling and the cataloger surmises that the bbl was probably a candidate to be relined, but the liner was never installed. Installing a liner would be a simple process. Overall this is just a spectacular example of a fairly rare System. 50900-23 TWR (8,000-15,000) – Lot 2005

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2006

STAHL MARTINI OF ABSOLUTELY THE BEST QUALITY.

SN 5102. Cal 8.15x46R. This Stahl is just the best of the best. Most Stahls were made during the Golden Age from about 1880-1900 or so and several were highly embellished. Very few were made as fancy as this one. Made for a left handed shooter. The front and rear sights are present and are correct. The rear sight is engraved to match the engraving on the action and also is serial numbered to the rifle. The bbl sight is missing. The bbl is 30″ long and fluted in a complex style, the bbl being round with raised ribs. The breech end of the bbl has wonderful delicate gold inlays. It was also originally fitted for a cleaning rod, typical for early rifles. This rifle’s bbl has been relined, it was probably originally made in one of the larger calibers such as 9.5x47R and by relining the improved 8.15x46R cartridge could be adapted without the expense of making a whole new bbl. This was a common alteration to convert old rifles to use the new cartridge and does not hurt the value of the rifle. Stamped on the bbl is a crown over a “V” which indicates it was made before 1891 when the proof laws were adapted. Intricate gold inlays are in the bbl just in front of the action. Also marked on the bbl is “B. Stahl Suhl” The fully engraved action’s sides have 2 exceptional large gold inlays. One is Germania holding the Kaiser’s crown in one hand and a sword in the other. The orig stature of Germania surmounts the “Watch on the Rhine” monument erected following the Franco-Prussian War. The inlay on the other side represents the Northern and Southern shooters coming together in front of the Bundes Banner in 1861 in Gotha. This was when Germany was composed of small states such as Bavaria and Prussia and the country was starting to unify. The fully engraved underside of the action also has “System Stahl” inlaid in gold. The stock wood is of extra high quality and is in fine condition. One side of the stock has what is believed to be a German silver inlay with the owner’s name engraved on it. The other side has a forest scene with a doe and a buck, all in masterful deep relief carving. The buttplate has a small amount of tasteful engraving. The rifle is also unusually heavy. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. 2 pg. 156-157; Classic German Target Arms pgs. 42-45. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The bbl, just in front of the action, shows a few small vice marks. The buttstock has a very small crack just in front of the thumb rest. Overall very fine condition and a center piece for anyone’s collection. 50900-12 TWR (8,000-12,000) – Lot 2006

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2007

*EXTRAORDINARY SYSTEM AYDT ART NOUVEAU STYLE SCHUETZEN RIFLE.

SN 738. Cal.8.15 x 46R. Retailed by C. Guntermann of Dusseldorf which remains in wonderful condition. Original System Aydts used actions made by Haenel with the rest of the rifle completed by another maker. Most of these rifles were made in Suhl or Zella-Mehlis (the German gun-making center) and sold to a retailer who had his name put on the rifle. This rifle exhibits very unusual engraving in a delicate Art Nouveau style and a layout that is 90 degrees off from that normally found. The action has “Original System Aydt” inlaid in gold on the top of the action. The action has a French finish which is silver in color. The woman with the bow is Diana the Huntress, a favorite subject for German engravers. The bbl is 32″ long and is fluted, the top being matted. Inlays in the bbl ahead of the action are probably done in platinum. The buttstock is deep relief carved in panels. The left side shows a stag and two does in flight. The right side has a Satyr and his child. The forearm is deeply carved in a floral pattern. Date of proof November 1907. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pages 10-13. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Needs a touch of minor cleaning. Significant chip out of the thumb rest, which should be easily repairable. Minor handling marks. Bore is excellent. Bbl blue is excellent and is full length matted. Wood finish on forearm and buttstock is very good. The rear sight is correct in style but believed to be a replacement. Bbl sights and front sights are missing, the original front sight base is present. Tiny crack in the forearm. 50900-5 TWR (7,000-12,000) – Lot 2007

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2008

*TOP OF THE LINE BUCHEL MEISTER.

SN 1218. Cal. 8.15 x 46R. The Buchel Meister was made in Zella-Mehlis, Germany from about 1915 through 1935. It was considered the “final development” by most German shooters in the multitude of designs of actions for Schuetzen rifles. As this rifle was made rather late (proof date August 1910) it doesn’t show the ornate work, carving and engraving, found on rifles made before 1900, the “Golden Age” of ornate Schuetzen rifle craftsmanship. It is of high quality however, with several upgrade features. The renaissance medallions showing generic shooter’s portraits on both side of the action were at additional cost as was the rarely found thumb safety. Note the backward trigger, a Buchel design. The oct bbl is 31-1/2″ long. The correct sights: front, bbl and rear sights are all present and serial numbered to the rifle. The Feld (field) sight is in a shooting box that accompanies the rifle. Having the orig shooting kit to go with the rifle is like the Holy Grail for Schuetzen collectors. The original keys accompanies the loading box which contains the correct feld sight—serial numbered to the rifle, shotgun bore cleaning brush, cleaning rod tip—correct for the rifle, sight key, bullet seater, blade front sight insert and a powder dipper marked 0.9GR. H.SP.SCH.P.FEINKORN3 and numerous 8.15x46R empty cartridges. This is a wonderful example of one of the most desirable Schuetzen rifles. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pages 14-16. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The rifle is in very fine condition with just minor handling marks on the stock. The action’s case colors have faded. It has a full oct bbl with an excellent bore, bbl blue is almost all there. Bbl marked “Prima Wittenestahl”, which is a top quality bbl steel. Buttplate with minor engraving shows most of its orig bright case color. Thumb safety needs adjustment. 50900-6 TWR (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2008

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2009

WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF A VON SCHATZL MARTINI.

SN 46. Cal. 8.15×46. Another Martini variant-the Von Schatzl. This is one of the most common of the Martini types but rarely found with this level of embellishment. Both sides of the action are masterfully engraved in a relief style with a dark stippled background with figures from the middle ages, one is a bearded soldier the other wearing a medieval costume. The bottom of the action, also fully engraved, has a large gold monogram of the orig owner’s initials. The stock and forearm both have wonderful carving of the finest quality. The forearm and one side of the buttstock have a foliate pattern. The left side of the buttstock has a naked winged cherub, obviously a boy. One wonders if it is a likeness of Mr. Hallock in his earlier years? The bbl is 30″ long and fluted in a deluxe pattern. It is marked “Miller & Val Greiss Munchen” who were well known as suppliers of quality Schuetzen rifles. The names are ornately inlaid in the bbl with the first letter of each name in gold, while the rest of the name is probably in platinum. The bbl is still chambered for an early cartridge, probably the 9.5x47R or something similar and has an excellent bore. The breech end of the bbl is inlaid by a master in a complex pattern in platinum and gold. A “V” proof mark is present which indicates that the rifle was made pre-1891 when the proof laws were instituted. The front, rear and bbl sight are on the rifle and are correct. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. 2 pg. 134; Classic German Target Arms pgs. 103. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The rifle remains in extremely fine condition with just the smallest of handling marks. A tiny chip is in the wood near the top of the buttplate. Almost all bbl blue remains. The fire blue on the block removal pin is brilliant and a considerable amount of case color remains. The stock wood is nearly perfect. 50900-20 TWR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2009

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2010

*MAGNIFICENT SCHMIDT & HABERMANN MARTINI.

SN NSN. Cal. 8.15x46R. A less ornate rifle, beautifully made of the very best materials. This Martini design is uncommon. The stock wood is of an extra high quality, but has been refinished and the checkering cleaned up. One side is engraved in an unusual and pleasing design of a man running. The other side shows a shooter in the offhand position. No carving is on this rifle but it is not needed as it is such an elegant design. Both scenes are surrounded by the finest quality engraving. The oct bbl is 29.25″ long with a perfect bore. The bbl has, at the breech end, numerous intricate inlays. The sights are orig to this rifle. The end of the bbl has some tasteful inlays and it is also full length matted. The rear sight is correct for the rifle as is the front and bbl sights. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. 2 pg. 147; Classic German Target Arms pages 32-33. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good as wood appears to have been refinished by a talented professional. It appears that a support peg is behind the checkering as well as a repaired crack—hard to detect. There is a small chip where the stock adjoins the lower tang. The bbl blue appears excellent. When the stock was made there was a flaw in the stock blank that and patched and very good light is needed to detect it. 50900-9 TWR (2,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 2010

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2011

*FINE OLD STAHL MARTINI.

SN 930. Cal. 8.15x46R. The Stahl Martinis were quite popular but just a few were made in this quality. The action is a take down and is engraved on one side with the Schuetzen Liesl and a cherub; the other with an old-time target shooter holding an ancient rifle and another cherub holding a bow. The bottom of the action is engraved with the owner’s family coat-of-arms. The bottom of the trigger guard has an indecipherable monogram of the owners initials. Correct front and rear sights are present but the bbl sight is missing. The bbl is 29-1/4″ long and gold inlays and a cherub inlaid in platinum are just in front of the action on the top of the fluted bbl. The buttstock is of unusually fine wood and beautifully carved. The left side is carved in deep relief with flowers, vines and leaves. Also on top of the bbl is the retailer’s name “D.A. Nohascheck Mainz”. The right side shows a lady in clothing from the middle ages holding a goblet. The buttstock was made for a left handed shooter. The forearm end is horn polished bone. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pages 38-41. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Overall in fine condition. The buttplate shows most of its orig bright case color, the colors on the action have faded. The bore is to be excellent. Close inspection shows both sides of the forearm have had replacement wood inserted where the orig wood was split away. 50900-11 TWR (2,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2011

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2012

*WONDERFUL BUCHEL TELL TWO BARREL OUTFIT.

SN 1935. Cal. 22 L.R. & .22 S. Most unusual to find a pistol with its orig extra bbl. This design was favored by most of the winners of the Olympics in the 1930’s. The action is fitted with a single set trigger and a ramp on the top which the rear sight fits on. Both barrels are 12-3/4″ long and one is in 22 short while the other is 22 long rifle. Bbls are oct with both top flats matted. Marked on the action’s side “Buchel Original Tell” and engraved in a finely scrolled burst effect. Stamped under the bbl on both bbls is “Made in Germany”, so obviously this pistol is made for export. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pg. 125. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Both bbls have excellent bores and each has its own forearm. One forearm has a significant chip at the bottom. The bbl blue shows the most minor wear. The case color on the action is just slightly faded but basically all there. 50900-26 TWR (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 2012

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2013

*CLASSIC KESSLER MARTINI SCHUETZEN.

SN 18684. Cal. 8.15x46R. Another of the endless varieties of Martinis. This variant can be easily identified by the “wedge” fitted into the bottom of the action toward the front. The action is nicely relief engraved with very lifelike deer in panels on both sides with a stippled background. The buttstock is nicely carved with a tiny chip where it joins the action. The forearm, also carved, shows 2 expertly fitted and hard to detect patches. The bbl is browned and marked “8.15×46 Norm.” on the underside. The top is matted full length. This rifle remains in very fine condition with a limited amount of tasteful stock carving and nice engraving of a classic design on the action. The full oct bbl is 31.25″ long. The rear sight appears to be a correct style replacement, the front sight is correct; the bbl sight is missing. The front trigger is odd in that it appears reversed. The trigger guard is nicely engraved with a monogram of the owner’s initials which may be “HLK”. Proof date June 1914. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pgs. 22-24. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The rear sight appears to be a replacement of the correct style. The front sight is correct, while the bbl sight is missing. Bore condition is excellent. Small chip in buttstock. Small wood repairs in forearm. 50900-31 TWR (1,500-3,000) C&R – Lot 2013

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2014

RARE SCHEIBENPISTOLE.

SN NSN. Very early design, probably made in the 1870’s in Prague. Marked with a “V” proof, indicating that it was made before 1891. The breech block in this design swings to the left. It has a single set trigger. Bbl is 10-1/2″ long and fluted and is fitted with sights that appear correct. Bbl is finely engraved with Nowotny name. On the side of the bbl is fitted a lever which is a manual extractor. On the bottom of the grip is a trapdoor allowing storage of an additional 4 cartridges. The trapdoor is finely engraved and hatched. The trigger guard is also engraved. The overall workmanship of this gun is masterful. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pg. 122. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Bore appears to be bright and excellent. The bbl shows most blue with a few minor blemishes. The checkered stock is in very fine condition with 1 or 2 handling marks. 50900-24 TWR (1,250-2,000) – Lot 2014

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2015

*KOMMER OLYMPIA.

SN 8117. Cal. 22RF. A fairly popular design both in Germany & Switzerland for free pistol shooting. The 11″ bbl is marked “W. Glaser Waffen Zurich”. Proof marks are seen on the left side. The oct bbl is matted on the top flat with the front sight mounted on the bbl. Trigger is single set. The action is marked “Olympia” on the left side as well as Olympic circles. The rear sight is mounted on the back of the modified Martini action. Adjustable grips are checkered. Very comfortable for the hand. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pg. 126. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Wonderful condition, looks almost unused. Bbl has minor wear to the sharp edges, bore is excellent. Grips are in wonderful condition with no significant dings, dents or scratches. The action, case color and other case colored parts including the trigger guard show strong bright case color. 50900-27 TWR (1,200-2,250) C&R – Lot 2015

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2016

*PISTOR AND KOST SHEIBENPISTOLE.

SN 4484.01. Cal. 22RF. Bbl length is 10-3/8″ long. A rib is mounted on the top of the bbl which is matted. The correct sights are mounted on the bbl. Both sides of the action, trigger guard, breech block, top tang, etc., are pleasingly engraved, showing a lot of the orig case color. This is a fairly uncommon action type. The forearm and part of the grips are carved. PROVENANCE: Classic German Target Arms pg. 128. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: Considerable case color on the action, a little more faded on the right side. Forearm & wood grips are excellent with minor handling marks. Bbl blue is largely intact. 50900-28 TWR (1,000-1,500) C&R – Lot 2016

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2016A

*◊ MAGNIFICENT BUCHEL STECHERSPANNER.

SN 908. Cal. 8.15x46R. An absolutely top-of-the-line rifle that just came out of the woodwork. Masterfully engraved and gold inlaid action showing details of what is probably the city of Heidelberg. The top of the breech block, exquisitely engraved, shows Diana the Huntress holding a bow with gold & silver inlays. The trigger guard has a fantastic Griffin inlaid in gold. The bbl is 31-1/2″ long and is fluted with a gold band at the muzzle. In ornate script on the bbl is marked “Karl Srba Buchsenmacher Heidelberg” bordered with flowers & scrolls in gold & platinum. The top flat of the bbl is fully matted. In front of the action is “2 Zuge DRGM”, on top of the action inlaid in gold is “D.R.G.M. Syst. Buchel D.R.G.M.”. The buttstock is spectacular with the left side a carving of someone passed out, leaning against a beer barrel with a cup in his hand. Behind the cheek piece is a fabulous carving of a barmaid in front of a huge cask pouring wine from a stein into a goblet. On the cheek piece, inlaid in ivory is a banner with “Ehrengabe Des Ehren-oben Schutzenmeister’s / Valentin Fuchs / Z18 Verbandz Schiessen Heidelberg / 11-21-Juli 1901”. The right side of the stock shows total coverage of a shooter standing on a hill overlooking the town and river, holding a goblet in one hand and his rifle in another with a target to his left, saluting his victory. The forearm is carved with a man drinking from a goblet who has a large key over an oval with the name “Perkeo”, undoubtedly the key to the city. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: As found and probably been sitting in somebody’s attic since their father or grandfather brought it back from WWII. The bore after pushing out several hundred generations of cobwebs, etc., is excellent. All sights are missing. The screw to attach the buttstock is missing. A small gap is found near the action at the buttplate as the wood has shrunk over the years. The wood is sound with no apparent cracks or chips, which is surprising because the carving is so deep and intricate. The ivory banner on the cheek piece has a crack in the middle and we do not know if this was actually 2 pieces of ivory that were put in the stock and shrinkage has opened the gap between them. The gun needs a good overall cleaning. This rifle with correct sights and some restoration would be just spectacular. 50597-3 TWR (3,000-6,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 2016A

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2017

*DELUXE WINCHESTER LOW WALL.

SN 95073. Cal. 22LR. Rarely found Low Wall Deluxe with a 26″ full oct bbl, No. 1 weight. The front sight is a simple blade and a Lyman tang sight is fitted on the upper tang of the action. The action was originally blued and fitted with a single trigger. The buttstock is checkered as is pistol grip and grip cap in fancy wood. A rifle buttplate is fitted. The forearm has an ebony insert, is checkered and has deluxe wood matching that of the buttstock. CONDITION: The bbl has 2 screws on the top flat, probably for an unidentified sight. The blue is thinning and the sharp edges are shiny. The bore is surprisingly good for the caliber. The action, originally blued, has just traces left. The forearm checkering is worn and shows a few small dings & dents with no obvious chips or cracks. The finish on the buttstock is excellent with numerous very small handling marks. Overall a good example of a hard to find rifle. 50993-1 (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 2017

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2018

SUPERB DELUXE MAYNARD NO. 16 WITH SIDE MOUNTED KAHLES SCOPE.

SN 2354. Cal. 22RF. 26″ bbl. 2-pc highly figured checkered walnut stocks with nickel Swiss butt and oct to rnd bbl. Case colored receiver with blue finished bbl and quick detachable German 4-power optics in claw mounts. CONDITION: Very fine overall with much blue remaining on bbl. Case colors have faded to mostly a coin finish with some colors visible in protected areas. Swiss butt retains most if not all nickel finish. Highly figured checkered walnut stocks are in very fine condition with most finish remaining with several very slight areas of distress and one very minor stress crack at wrist. Bore is excellent as are mechanics. Equipped with a leather sporting sling mounted in period swivels. Optics are somewhat clear but need cleaning. 50399-2 TDW (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2018

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2019

FINE OLD WINCHESTER TARGET RIFLE.

SN 12635. Cal. 38-55. This rifle has obviously seen a lot of use over its life. It is fitted with a 30″ full oct bbl, No. 3 weight. The front sight is a Beach and rear is a Marble rear sight. The buttstock has an ebony insert, pistol grip stock which is checkered and a Swiss buttplate. The forearm also checkered with fancy wood, also has an ebony insert. The action has a single trigger. CONDITION: Well used. Bore is quite good. Blue is thinning with no rust or pits observed. The action and under lever have no case color remaining. The forearm finish is thinning with considerable wear to the checkering. The buttstock finish is thinning and has numerous, very small dents & handling marks, with one tiny chip adjoining the top of the buttplate. The buttplate originally nickel plated, has no nickel remaining. A sound rifle that would make a good shooter. 50988-5 TWR (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2019

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2020

SHARPS RIFLE CO BORCHARDT SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.

SN 6766. Cal. 45-70. 30″ rnd tapered sporter weight bbl. Top marked “Old Reliable Sharps Rifle Co Bridgeport, Conn”. Hammerless falling block action with Borchardt patent markings on left side. Customization includes signed addition of raised silver inlays, signed “Lewis”, featuring mountain goat on left side of action with big horn ram’s head right side. Globe front sight with graduated leaf folding rear sight. Top tang has one open sight hole with second hole filled by sight mounting screw. Wrist of stock has one plug sight attachment hole. Bbl band mounted custom walnut heavy target forearm with hand checkering and black tip. Straight grip walnut hand checkered stock utilizing orig Borchardt checkered buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl and action retain about 75% dull fading blue with spots of freckling and edge wear. Stock finish shows spots of wear with scattered scratches and marks. Very good bright bore. 51052-2 DS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2020

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2021

*STEVENS 44-1/2 BY THE FABLED MODERN GUN MAKER RON LONG.

SN 11495. Cal. 22LR. Fairly recently made by Ron Long of Denver and marked with his name on the bbl. The bbl is 26-1/2″ long approximately No. 3 weight and half oct. The action has Stevens name on it and has been recently recase colored. The action is fitted with double set triggers and a lever similar to that found on a Stevens Model 47. The forearm in the Stevens style is checkered. The buttstock has a pistol grip checkered and cheek piece with a shotgun buttplate. The stock has a distinct reddish hue. Rifle is fitted with a Unertl 10X scope. CONDITION: Excellent plus, showing very little use. Barely shopworn. The bbl shows just the slightest wear on the sharp edges. The case color on the action and the lever shows no apparent wear and just a couple of very, very minor blemishes. The buttstock and forearm have just the very, very tiniest blemishes. The buttplate appears rough an a little unfinished at the toe. Overall a rifle made by a modern master in a condition that you would expect when you took delivery from him. 50827-25 TWR (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2021

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2022

*SCARCE STEVENS MODEL 47 IDEAL “MODERN RANGE” SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.

SN 11241. Cal. 22. Fine target rifle on a 44-1/2 action with 28″ oct to rnd about #3 weight bbl that has globe front sight, no rear seat & a windgauge Vernier tang sight with 3″ staff. Bottom front of receiver has a takedown screw. Trigger is custom checkered with an adjustment screw added into the trigger plate and it has full loop lever. Mounted with period replacement, very nicely figured American walnut with checkered Schnable tip forearm, serpentine grip, perch belly, Schuetzen style buttstock that has Swiss-style buttplate. Bottom of stock is inlaid with a small, silver oval. Bbl & buttplate are matching numbered to the rifle; wood is unnumbered. Bottom flat of bbl, under the forearm is import stamped. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig blue with only very faint sharp edge wear. Receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded. Breechblock retains about 90% bright orig blue. Hammer has a bobbed spur. Lever retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces. Buttplate retains most of its orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded, turning silver. The custom, replacement wood is sound and retains most of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 50179-31 (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 2022

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2023

BALLARD 6-1/2 RIGBY.

SN 22338. Cal. 32-40. The action shows typical Ballard engraving with a bear in one oval and a running buck in the other. The action is fitted with double set triggers which are rarely found. The bbl is 30″ long, round and made with Rigby flats. The front sight is a Winchester wind gauge with a spirit level. The rear sight is a correct Ballard Vernier. The forearm has the correct horn tip which someone has inlet a base for a palm rest. There is also a pin that goes from one side of the forearm to the other just in front of the action. The buttstock is pistol grip style, checkered and fitted with a Swiss buttplate. CONDITION: The bore is very good. The bbl’s blue finish is thinning and in some places bright, with no apparent blue remaining. The forearm is heavily worn, the checkering being especially worn. The palm rest base inlet has caused a crack about 2-3 inches long. The buttstock shows just minor handling marks. The buttplate, originally nickel plated, has very little nickel remaining. The action & lever orig case colors, have just traces remaining in protected areas. 50179-13 TWR (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2023

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2023A
Revised: 9/14/2016

Please Note: Due to a typographical error, the estimate should be $2,500-$3,500.

*SHILOH SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE WITH TUBE TELESCOPE AND EXTRA SET OF IRON SIGHTS.

SN B-288. Cal. 40-90. 30″ heavy oct bbl. Blue and case color finish. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with pistol grip, cheek piece, and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. “HAKKO 6X15” brass tube telescope in adjustable mounts. Double set triggers. Checkered lower tang. Included is a set of loading dies for this rifle along with 48 rounds of loaded ammunition and 21 fired cases. Also included are the original fixed sights and a Shiloh Sharps vernier tang sight. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Bbl retains 98% of original matte blue finish with slight high point wear and few small scratches on either side of bbl. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is excellent with strong rifling. Receiver retains 99% of the original case colored finish. Lock plate, hammer and trigger guard also retain 98% of the original case colored finish with some thinning on bottom of lever. Set triggers function perfectly. Stocks are very fine with only the slightest handling marks. Hard rubber buttplate is very good with sharp checkering and a couple of small dents. Vernier tang sight needs small repair. This is a fine Shiloh Sharps model 1874 sporting rifle that would require a two-year wait if it was to be purchased new today. 51015-9 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2023A

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2024

EXCEPTIONAL A. WURFLFEIN PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE WITH FALSE MUZZLE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. Extremely elaborate, profusely engraved and inlaid A. Wurflfein half stock target rifle. 31″ 40 cal. bbl measuring 1-1/8″ across the flats. Double set triggers, windage and elevation adjustable target rear sight with windage adjustable blade front sight. Attached to rear is a windage adjustable sighting tube. Breech is gold and platinum banded. All furniture of buttplate, patchbox, trigger guard and resting plate, as well as highly elaborate lock escutcheon, are all profusely engraved in a Germanic scroll and vine pattern which is executed to the highest degree of craftsmanship. Percussion lock marked “Wurflfein Phila.” is engraved to match with a rope border on outer perimeter. The 1-pc dark American walnut stock is very nicely checkered at the wrist and bbl is retained with two bbl keys mounted in lozenge-shaped escutcheons. Forend cap is of nickel silver and is elaborately engraved to match patchbox. Rifle is complete with a fitted unsigned mechanical false muzzle, a G&JW Hawksley, Sheffield, England powder flask and a small iron bullet mold that measures 40 cal. CONDITION: Exceptional condition overall, with fine bore and excellent mechanics. Exterior of heavy bbl has slight corrosion evident which is believed to be easily cleaned. Walnut stocks are excellent with no cracking or serious distress. All inlays are solid and secure. Checkering is sharp and rifle overall is very fine with no apparent issues. 51042-1 TDW (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2024

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2025

*D G PRATT CASED HEAVY BARREL TARGET RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 36. This small bore rifle weighs in at a full 12-1/2 pounds with 32″ Remington made oct-rnd bbl. Both lock and bbl are marked “DG Pratt”. Hooded bead front sight, buckhorn mid-sight and adjustable tang sight. Brass and German silver mounted with interlinked circles of odd fellows inset opposite patchbox. Unique brass wire trigger guard and set triggers. Custom wood case with large flask, brass tipped ramrod and cleaning rod, balls, caps and patches. CONDITION: Very good overall. Metal is overall grey. Two gold bands. Strong traces of the orig Remington brown. Stock is sound, solid. All inlays complete, though a couple slightly raised. A few hairlines. Hand worn patina to brightly oil polished burled wood. Mechanically crisp with bright shiny bore. Wood case well weathered and worn externally, re-hinged, missing lock mechanism. Interior soiled, dark baize lining torn and missing in areas. One partition slightly loose, but houses and protects gun nicely. 50245-1 JS (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2025

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2026

SPECTACULAR NORMAN S. BROCKWAY TARGET RIFLE WITH MALCOLM OPTICS.

SN NSN. Cal. 50. 29-1/2″ bbl. Complete Vermont-made 20lb percussion target rifle complete with all loading accessories. Bbl is 1-1/2″ across flats complete with its false muzzle, side hammer percussion ignition with double set triggers. Single piece walnut stock with lightly engraved and fitted iron buttplate. Mounted with a period William Malcolm & Co. Syracuse, NY tube scope. Accompanied with numerous NS Brockway marked bullet molds, swedges, wad cutters, shooting rests, mallets, bullets, and a very early 1920’s to 30’s spiral bound book with loading data, bullet dimensions, etc. contained in a leather covered travel trunk. CONDITION: Spectacularly fine. Bore is exceptional. Exterior finish of bbl is still relatively bright with a light smattering of patina. 1-pc walnut stock is very fine with a minor shrinkage crack at butt. False muzzle fits properly. Malcolm scope functions but is slightly dark. Double-set triggers function properly but lock needs to be adjusted. An extreme rarity to find these rifles with their orig loading equipment and ammunition manufacturing tools. 50827-8 TDW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2026

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2027

NEW HAVEN ARMS CO VOLCANIC NO. 1 POCKET PISTOL.

SN 1997. Cal. 31. 3-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish with gun metal receiver and 2-pc walnut grips. Top bbl flap is marked, “New Haven Conn. patent Feb. 14, 1854”. SN is found on grip frame, under the left grip and on the inside of both grips. No further disassembly was effected. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 30-40% bright blue blending with a silver-gray patina overall. Bbl mark is sharp. Frame has a nice mellow mustard patina overall. Hammer shows traces of case color. Rear sight and lever show traces of blue. Sideplates are slightly misaligned. Grips show most of the orig varnish finish with high point wear. A chip at left toe and another chip at right heal. Right grip has been expertly repaired at the toe end. One of only 850 of this model estimated to have been produced. 50988-9 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2027

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2028

FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON LEVER ACTION PISTOL NUMBER 1.

SN 128. Cal. 31. 4″ bbl. Brown and blue finish. Frame is engraved in the factory style in a vine motif. Top of bbl is marked “Smith & Wesson, Norwich, CT. patented February 14, 1854 cast steel.” SN is stamped on grip strap on left side under grip. Also, on the forward edge of the lever. 2-pc Rosewood grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl has a brown finish overall with some pitting and has been cleaned. Markings are faint and only partially visible. Iron receiver is engraved overall and shows some minute traces of blue, with the balance being a plumb-brown patina. Engraving is sharp and has not been polished out. SN markings are clear. Lever and hammer have been cleaned and show some light pitting. Grips are very good with some dents and scratches and a small chip missing on the forward left side. One of approximately 1,200 made, which makes these pistols highly prized and difficult to obtain. The fore runner of the Henry rifle. 51015-4 TEP (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2028

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2029

RARE EARLY WINCHESTER 1866 HENRY-MARKED CARBINE WITH SILVER FINISH.

SN 15176. Cal. 44RF. 20″ bbl w/ inlaid silver front sight has rare “Henry’s” and “King’s” patent markings. Gun metal receiver with silver finish. Saddle ring on left side. Bbl sports a very large buckhorn rear sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks w/ Gun metal buttplate, 3-pc cleaning rod in stock. Sling swivels on bbl band and buttstock. This exact gun is pictured and described on pg. 58 of “The Winchester Book” by Madis, exclaiming this late First Model variation’s great rarity and collectable nature. PROVENANCE: Ex Morris A. Massey Coll; James D. Gordon Coll. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and receiver show an even gray-brown patina overall with little roughness and sharp marking. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% of an old silver finish, likely orig. SN is marked on the lower left tang under buttstock, which is appropriate for this model. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized and show an old varnish finish. Traces of silver remain on the buttplate. A nice early 66-carbine manufactured in 1868 with wonderful history and provenance to important collections. 50469-1 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2029

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2030

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 118463. Cal. 44CF. 20″ bbl. Standard carbine sights. Gun metal receiver with Nimschke style engraving. Spurious LDN signature on bottom of receiver. Highly figured straight grained American walnut stocks with brass carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a smooth plumb-brown patina with some evidence of touch up. Bbl marking is clear and sharp. Sights are good. Bore is somewhat rough with strong rifling. Receiver is a mustard-brown patina overall with some evidence of silver-plate finish. Engraving is very well executed. Stocks are very good. Slightly undersized and show an old varnish finish. An attractive 3rd model 66 carbine made in 1874. 50507-5 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2030

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2031

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 RIFLE.

SN 165012. Cal. 44CF. 24″ half-rnd, half-oct bbl. Full magazine, gun metal receiver.Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt-plate. Standard sights for this model. CONDITION: Very good as re-finished. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90% blue finish. Markings are clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has been cleaned and shows some battering especially on left side. Elevator mark is clear. SN is clear. Stocks are very good and slightly undersized. There is a chip missing at the wrist by the right lower tang. A nice example of a 66-rifle with a half round bbl. 50507-6 TEP (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2031

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2032

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 77466. Cal. 44RF. 20″ bbl. Gun metal receiver. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube have a gray-brown patina overall with sharp markings. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is a mustard-brown patina overall. Side plates are slightly out of alignment. SN is clear. Stocks are very good. Buttstock is slightly undersized and has an old varnish refinish. A nice early 3rd model 66-carbine with desirable crescent buttplate made in 1871. 50507-2 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2032

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2033

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE.

SN 109782. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Standard sights. Gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Factory sling swivels on forend cap and buttstock. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine show a gray-brown patina overall with high point wear and sharp markings. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has a mustard-brown patina overall and was cleaned long ago. Some dents and scratches especially on right side. Elevator shows numerous small dents. SN is sharp. Stocks very good and full-sized and show a smooth finish overall with only slight handling marks and dents. A nice old 66 rifle manufactured in 1873. 50507-4 TEP (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2033

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2034

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 OCTAGON BARREL HALF MAGAZINE RIFLE.

SN 81146. Cal. 44RF. 24″ oct bbl. Gun metal receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a smooth mottled brown patina with sharp markings. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver has a cleaned finish that is beginning to patinate. Top of receiver shows numerous filled holes. SN is clear. Stocks are very good. Slightly undersized and have been cleaned. A 66 rifle in a rare configuration made in 1871. 50507-3 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2034

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2035

RARE AND FINE FULL BOX OF WINCHESTER 44 CAL RIM FIRE CARTRIDGES FOR MODEL 1866 WINCHESTER RIFLE.

SN NSN. Scarce and desirable orig full box of 50 cartridges, an identical pack is shown and described on pg 35 of Giles & Shuey’s One Hundred Years of Winchester Cartridge Boxes and they state: “This box with the arched graphics at the top features the only Winchester labeling of 44 Henry Rim Fire known to the authors which boldly emphasizes the Model 1866.” CONDITION: Very good box and cartridges. Fading in lid, more so than on bottom section; reductions of paper seal where opened along edges. 50817-1 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2035

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2036

WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 15297. Cal. 44WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Standard carbine sights. Blue finish. Saddle ring attached. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine are a gray-brown patina overall, with sharp bbl marking. Bbl bands are replacements. Rear sight is bent. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver is gray-brown patina overall. Dust cover is a replacement. Elevator has a mustard patina and some small dents. Upper tang mark is sharp. SN has been re-cut. Stocks are good, under-sized, and have been cleaned with dents and scratches overall with 1 chip missing near buttplate. Carbine buttplate is a silver-gray patina. A good representative example of a 1st Model 73 Carbine made in 1876. 50994-15 TEP (3,000-6,000) – Lot 2036

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2037

WINCHESTER 3RD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 131785A. Cal. 44WCF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Standard carbine sights. Saddle ring on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a silver-gray patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas and some roughness toward the forward end. Rear-sight is slightly bent. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Bbl address is sharp. Receiver retains 20% blue in protected areas with some roughness on the right sideplate and a distinct saddle ring shadow. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Elevator has been cleaned and is unmarked. Bbl bears no cal mark. Stocks are very good and full-size with dents and scratches overall. There is 1 gauge near buttplate on right side. A nice early antique 73 SRC made in 1883. 50994-16 TEP (2,500-5,000) – Lot 2037

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2038
Revised: 9/14/2016

Please Note: Photos are reversed with lot 2053 in the printed catalog. The correct photos are shown online.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH SPECIAL ORDER 26″ BARREL.

SN 216991B. Cal. 38WCF. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown patina overall with some blue in protected areas. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains 10% orig blue and protected areas with the balance turning a gray-brown patina. Traces of fire-blue on the loading gate. Elevator has been slightly cleaned with a clear cal marking. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, slightly undersized with mars and dents, commensurate of the age of the rifle. A very good antique 73 rifle made in 1886 with a special order 26″ bbl. 50935-17 TEP (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2038

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2039

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT PLATE.

SN 410729B. Cal. 32WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 20-30% blue finish with the balance turning plumb-brown. Sights are good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with clear rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% blue finish with the balance turning plumb-brown patina. Dust cover is silver gray patina. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with a slightly washed out cal mark. Hammer and lever show generous traces of case color. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are fine and full sized with some gouges at the right lower tang and a small chip missing at the toe. A nice example of a rnd bbl 73 with alot of finish. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter confirming the features of this rifle. 50179-14 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2039

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2040

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH SET TRIGGER AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 167367B. Cal. 38WCF. 27″ oct bbl with full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Single set trigger. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube have been professionally shortened from the orig 28″ length to 27″. Bbl and magazine show 30-40% blue finish with the balance turning plumb-brown. Markings are sharp. Front sight is missing. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver shows 50% blue finish with some roughness on the right side plate. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with sharp marking. Single set trigger functions well. A generous amount of case color is retained on the hammer and lever. Tang markings are sharp. Stocks are very good. Comb of buttstock has been slightly rounded. Stocks show handling markings overall and an old varnish finish. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Arms Museum Letter showing orig shipment with a 28″ bbl and set trigger. A nice old 73 who’s bbl was shortened during the period of use. 50507-1 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2040

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2041

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 687219B. Cal. 38WCF. 20″ bbl. Carbine sights. Full magazine. Receiver is of the stepped variety and bares a saddle ring on left sides. Straight grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50-60% orig blue finish with some scratching and wear toward the muzzle. All markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows traces of orig blue in protected areas and a saddle ring shadow on left side. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Elevator has a mustard-brown patina with sharp cal mark. Stocks are very good and full-sized with handling marks and dents overall, especially at the toe of the buttstock. A very nice 73-carbine with an excellent bore. 50507-13 TEP (3,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 2041

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2042

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE IN RARE 22 SHORT CALIBER.

SN 342844B. Cal. 22short. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the stepped variety. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube are a plumb-brown patina overall with some roughness and high point wear. Markings are clear. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver is also a plumb-brown patina overall with traces of orig blue in protected areas. Tang markings are clear. Elevator is a mustard-brown patina with clear markings. Stocks are very good and full-sized. There are some dark oil stains at the wrist. A nice, rare, antique 73 in a desirable cal made in 1890. 50507-14 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2042

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2043

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SHORT RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL “BORDER MODEL”.

SN 639955B. Cal. 44WCF. 20″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Correct stepped receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Bbl shows a plumb-brown patina overall with some roughness on the right side. Marking is sharp. Magazine tube shows 50% blue with some roughness at the muzzle end. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver shows traces of orig blue in protected areas with the balance turning a plumb-brown. Pitting is evident, especially on left side. Tang marking is clear. SN is clear. Stocks are very good, full-sized and show some handling marks and dents, commensurate with the age and use of this rifle. These 20″ short rifles were very popular on the U.S. Mexican Border during the Mexican Revolution because they could be carried in a carbine scabbard, but gave the extra stability of a heavier bbl. This gun was part of a shipment lost in the 1909 shipwreck of the steamer, the John H. Starin, and is accompanied by much provenance. 50935-16 TEP (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2043

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2044

ENGRAVED MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH SILVER INLAY.

SN 381474B. Cal. 32WCF. 26″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Checkered American walnut stocks. Receiver and breech end of the bbl has been expertly engraved in a floral style with a silver bison inlaid into the left side plate. Stocks are highly figured with fine checkering on the forend and wrist. CONDITION: Fine as expertly refinished. Bbl and magazine tube retain 70-80% blue finish with the magazine turning silver gray. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 40% blue finish with the balance turning a plumb-brown. Hammer and lever retain 95% case colored finish. Stocks are very good with only a few handling marks and scratches, especially on the right side. Buttplate retains 95% case color finish. An attractive Model 73 custom rifle. 50469-3 TEP (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2044

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2045

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 342345B. Cal. 44WCF. 24″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a plumb-brown patina overall. Markings are sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows traces of orig blue finish in protected areas with balance turning a gray-brown patina. There are some small dents on the left side of the hammer. Tang marks are sharp. Stocks are very good although somewhat dried out and show numerous handing marks and dings. 4-pc cleaning rod in butt. A nice antique 73-rifle in a popular cal. 50329-1 TEP (1,000-3,000) – Lot 2045

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2046

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH RARE OPEN TOP RECEIVER.

SN 6059. Cal. 45-75. 28″ rnd bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish. Receiver is of the open top variety lacking a dust cover. Sights are a period replacement. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a plumb-brown patina overall with a sharp marking. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains traces of orig blue in protected areas with the balance a plumb-brown patina. Some roughness on the side-plates. Elevator is a mustard brown patina with some small dents. Traces of case color remain on the hammer and lever. Tang markings are clear. Stocks are very good with small dents and handling marks overall. Buttplate has been modified on the upper tang to accept a sight. A very interesting and rare open top 76, obviously owned by a serious shooter. 50179-15 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2046

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2047

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER, TANG SIGHT AND SET TRIGGER.

SN 62834. Cal. 40/82. 26″ oct bbl. King sights front and rear. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Checkered XX American walnut stocks with pistol grip. Adjustable tang sight. Single set trigger. Lower tang is stamped with the assembly no 358, as is the upper mortise of the buttstock. Lower tang is also marked XX denoting highly figured wood. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube are a plumb-brown patina overall with some high point wear and a few scratches. Markings are clear. King sights are good. Bore is dark with traces of rifling. Receiver, hammer and lever retain traces of case color in procected areas w/balance silvered out. Bolt shows 50% bright blue. Tang sight shows a generous amount of blue. Set trigger functions. Stocks are very good with sharp checkering in an old varnish finish. Buttplate and forend cap show silvered out case coloring. A very attractive deluxe 86 Winchester in nice condition. 50323-1 TEP (10,000-15,000) – Lot 2047

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2048

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH TANG SIGHT, CRESCENT BUTT AND RARE 30″ BARREL.

SN 127944. Cal. 45-90. 30″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Adjustable tang sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40-50% blue finish, drifting into a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains traces of orig blue in protected areas. Bolt retains 80% bright blue. Sight is very good with a generous amount of blue finish. Lower tang mark is clear. Stocks are very good with numerous handling marks and dents commensurate of the age of the rifle. Stocks are full sized. An opportunity to retain a rare long bbl 86 rifle in a very desirable cal. 50935-18 (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 2048

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2049

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 ROUND BARREL WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND ADJUSTABLE TANG SIGHT.

SN 33403. Cal. 40-65. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. Adjustable tang sight. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40-50% blue finish. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20% silvered out case color and no roughness. Bolt retains 90% bright blue. Hammer and lever show traces of case color in protected areas. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are very good with numerous handling marks and dents overall. Buttplate and forend cap show silvered out case color. A nice 86 rifle in a good cal. 50935-20 TEP (7,000-8,000) – Lot 2049

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2050

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH CASE COLORED RECEIVER AND TANG SIGHT.

SN 53313. Cal. 40-82WCF. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Adjustable tang sight. CONDITION: Very fine, as professionally restored. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90% blue finish turning somewhat plumb on the magazine. Markings are sharp. Lyman and front sight is very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% case color finish with a few minuscule scratches. Bolt retains 95% blue. Loading gate retains 95% blue. Hammer and lever retain 95% thinning case color. Tang sight is very good. Rear sight mortise on bbl is unfilled. Stocks are very good to fine as refinished, slightly undersized at the wrist. Buttplate shows 90% blue. Forend cap shows 90% case color. A very attractive 86-rifle in a great cal. 50469-2 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2050

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2051

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH SPECIAL SIGHTS AND DOUBLE SET TRIGGERS.

SN 112260. Cal. 45-90. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Rare 7-leaf express rear sight. Beach’s front sight. Blue and case color finish. Dbl set triggers. Straight grain American walnut stocks with sling eyes attached. CONDITION: Very fine, as expertly refinished. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95% blue finish with sharp bbl marks. Cal mark appears refreshed. Sights are excellent. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 95% brilliant case color finish, as do the hammer, lever, buttplate, and forend cap. Set triggers need adjustment. Stocks are fine, full-sized, with only minuscule handling marks. Stocks are replacements. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms Museum Letter confirming all of the above mentioned features with the exception of the case color finish. A very rare expertly restored 86-Winchester rifle with some very rare special order features. 50179-17 TEP (3,250-5,250) – Lot 2051

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2052
Revised: 9/14/2016

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH TANG SIGHT AND CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 121556. Cal. 45-70. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Adjustable tang sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50% blue finish turning plumb-brown toward the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Rear sight mortise has been plugged. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50% orig blue finish with carry wear on the bottom and the upper ring. Bolt retains 80% blue. Hammer and lever retain generous traces of case color in protected areas. Tang marking is sharp. Sight is very good. Stocks are very good and full size and show an old re-varnish with some slight marring. A nice 86 in a popular cal. 50707-9 TEP (2,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 2052

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2053
Revised: 9/14/2016

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH VERY RARE HALF MAGAZINE.

SN 137781A. Cal. 45-70. 22″ bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt plate. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. CONDITION: Very good. Carbine is a silver-gray patina overall that was lightly cleaned years ago. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is silver-gray overall with some slight erosion on the upper left side and the upper right side by the trigger. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina overall. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Bolt retains 50% blue finish. Stocks are very good with only minor handling marks overall. This is an opportunity to obtain a model 86 carbine in extremely rare configuration. 50935-19 TEP (11,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 2053

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2054
Revised: 9/14/2016

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE ROUND BARREL RIFLE.

SN 130409a. Cal. 33WCF. 24″ rnd bbl with Lyman rear adjustable and front ivory bead sights. Half magazine. Blue finish. Checkered straight gripped crotch grain American walnut stocks with shotgun butt. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very fine, as factory refinished by Doug Turnbull. Bbl retains 90% blue finish with sharp markings. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 95% expertly restored blue finish. Hammer and lever retain nearly all of their re-case color finish. Stocks are fine with nicely figured wood and coarse checkering at the wrist and on the forend. A very attractive 86 Winchester with a factory quality restoration and factory confirmed conversion. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Letter showing original shipment as a 45-90 rnd bbl rifle and a return to the factory in 1906. Second shipment shows rnd bbl 33WCF cal, half-magazine and checkered highly figured stocks. An opportunity to obtain a very nice factory updated Winchester 1886 rifle. 50179-16 TEP (3,500-5,500) C&R; IVORY – Lot 2054

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2055

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 152711A. Cal. 45-70. 26″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks with crescent butt plate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retains 60% blue finish turning somewhat plumb towards the muzzle. Front sight adjustable for wind-age and rear ladder sight both very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver is a plumb-brown finish overall with traces of orig blue in protected areas. Bolt retains 80% bright blue. Hammer and lever are a plumb-brown patina. Stocks are very good to fine and are full-sized with most of their orig varnish finish. Buttplate and forend cap show traces of blue finish. A very nice 86-rifle with a great bore in a very desirable cal. 50372-2 TEP (2,500-3,500) C&R – Lot 2055

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2056

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE TRAPPER MODEL WITH 14″ BARREL.

SN 691528. Cal. 44WCF. Bbl length 14″, blue finish, straight grain American walnut stocks. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. Standard carbine sights. Bbl and receiver bare “WP” proofs. Accompanying this carbine is a BATF Clearance Letter making this carbine exempt from the Gun Control Act of 1938. PROVENANCE: Collection of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Carbine has an overall gray-brown patina with some roughness toward the muzzle end of the bbl. Receiver is a smooth gray patina with very little roughness. All markings are sharp and clear. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Stocks are good with numerous handling marks and dents, comensurated with the age of the carbine. Sling swivel holes have been drilled in the bottom of the butt-stock. No sling is present. 49973-29 TEP (3,200-5,200) C&R – Lot 2056

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2057

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH TANG SIGHT AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 22320. Cal. 32WCF. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Tang sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Rear bbl sight mortise has been plugged. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 60% blue finish, blending into a plumb-brown patina toward the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Lyman ivory bead front-sight is very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80% bright blue finish with some high point wear and slight roughness on the right forward side. Loading gate has generous traces of fire blue. Hammer and lever retain much of their orig case color finish. Stocks are fine and full sized with only minor handling marks overall. Buttplate is a silver gray patina with traces of case color. Forend cap retains 50% bright blue finish. A very fine antique model 92 rifle made in the first year of production. 50507-17 TEP (3,500-5,000) IVORY – Lot 2057

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2058

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 438479. Cal. 25-20. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Standard sights. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% blue finish with some scratches and dents toward the muzzle end. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% bright blue with some staining on left side and carry wear. Loading gate shows considerable fire-blue. Tang and cal markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever retain a considerable amount of case color finish, especially in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Buttstock shows some scratching and bruising on both sides, especially at the comb on the left side. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina with traces of case color. Forend cap shows 80% blue. A very nice Winchester 92 rifle made in 1908. 50507-7 TEP (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 2058

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2059

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 21106. Cal. 38WCF. 24″ rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine retain 50% blue finish, turning plumb toward the muzzle. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains 30-40% orig blue finish with the balance turning a plumb-brown patina. Bolt retains 80% blue. Loading gate retains traces of fire blue. Hammer and lever show generous traces of case color. Tang markings are sharp. SN is sharp. Stocks are very good, full sized and show minor dents and scratches overall. Buttplate is silver gray. Forend cap shows 50% blue. A nice antique 92 rifle in a good cal. 50507-18 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2059

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2060

*EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1894 TRAPPER CARBINE WITH 18″ BARREL, BUTTON MAGAZINE AND NO SADDLE RING.

SN 119046. Cal. 30WCF. 18″ bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish. Lyman 3-leaf rear sight. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. No saddle ring mounted on receiver. Accompanying this rifle is a copy of a magazine article written by the consignor, Mr. Rick Hill, describing his purchase of this rifle and his research, which confirmed that there are only twelve letterable 18″ Model 1894 Carbines. In the article, which pictures this exact carbine, there is also a copy of a Winchester Museum letter pictured in the article, written to Mr. Hill in 2010 confirming all the features of this extremely rare and desirable Model 1894 Winchester carbine. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine for this model. Bbl retains 60-70% blue finish with sharp markings. Lyman sight is very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% orig blue blending into a plumb-brown patina. Screws are unmolested. Tang and cal marks are sharp. Hammer and lever show traces of case color in protected areas. Stocks are about fine and full size, with only a few dents and scratches overall. Forend is the proper short length. “G. Mazepa” is lightly scratched into the stock at the right wrist, probably the name of a former owner. Buttplate and bbl band are a smooth gray-brown patina. This is possibly a once in a lifetime chance to purchase an extremely rare trapper model 94 carbine with an 18″ bbl, button magazine, and no saddle ring. Definitely a special order gun from the best model 94 collection extant. 50940-3 TEP (15,000-17,000) C&R – Lot 2060

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2061

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION.

SN 12354. Cal. 25-35WCF. 26″ rnd bbl. Full magazine with takedown feature. Blue finish. High grade checkered walnut stocks with pistol grip and crescent butt. Standard front sight, 3-leaf rear sight. Lower tang is marked with assembly no 2537, which is also stamped in the upper tang mortise. “XXX” is also stamped on the lower left tang designating the grade of wood to be used. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Museum letter dated March 22, 1991 confirming all of the features and showing shipment on December 21, 1895. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 90% orig blue finish, turning plumb-brown toward the muzzle. Magazine tube shows an even plumb-brown patina overall with a wear mark where the tube passes to the hanger. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80% bright blue blending with a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Hammer and lever show a generous amount of orig case color. Screws are unmolested. Tang and SN marks are sharp. Stocks are fine, retaining most of the orig varnish finish, and only a few minuscule scratches and dents. Checkering is sharp. Grip cap is very good. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina as is the forend cap. A wonderful first year production deluxe takedown model 94 rifle in a great cal from a very well known collection. 50940-1 TEP (10,000-12,000) – Lot 2061

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2062

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH CHECKERED STOCKS AND PISTOL GRIP.

SN 85784. Cal. 30WCF. 26″ half rnd half oct bbl with button magazine. Blue finish. Adjustable tang sight. Stocks are checkered at the wrist and forend and are made from high-grade crotch grain American walnut. Lower tang bares the assembly no 9582 and “XXX” denoting the quality of the wood. The buttstock sports a crescent buttplate. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms records office letter dated April 29, 2015 confirming all of the features of this rifle and showing shipment on April 28, 1900. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows an even plumb-brown finish overall with some blue in protected areas. Sights are good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver shows traces of orig blue in protected areas with the balance turning to a blue-gray patina. Tang markings and SN mark are sharp. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are very good, full sized, and retain much of the orig varnish finish. Checkering is sharp with a small dent on the left side of the wrist. Grip cap is very good. Buttplate is a silver patina, as is the forend cap. A very nice deluxe 94-rifle made in 1900 in a great configuration, from a renowned 94 collection. 50940-2 TEP (7,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 2062

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2063

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE 1895 VARIANT WITH MUSKET BARREL.

SN 1033180. Cal. 30WCF. 22″ bbl. 20″ magazine. Blue finish. Saddle ring on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. This is an extremely rare example of the model 1894/95 variant, where Winchester used a surplus bbl from a model 1895 musket. The musket front-sight is present as is the front mounting hole for the musket rear-sight, which has been plugged. An orig 20″ magazine tube was used. Accompanying this carbine is an article written by the consignor, Mr. Rick Hill, for The Winchester Collector magazine, describing the Model 94/95 carbines. This exact carbine is pictured at the front of the article. This exact carbine is also listed by number in an inventory of these very rare Winchesters. Inventory even notes that the bbl has been drilled at the rear sight. It also notes the extremely rare 22″ bbl length. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retains 60-70% blue finish, with most of the wear on the top of the bbl behind the front-sight. Bbl markings are clear. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 40-50% blue finish that has flaked and scratched, which is common to this vintage. Hammer and lever show considerable blue finish. Tang and cal markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good to fine and full-sized. There are only minuscule handling marks and dents overall. Buttplate shows blue on the tang with the balance a silver-gray patina. Bbl band and magazine hanger retain traces of orig blue. Here is an opportunity to obtain an example of an extremely rare variation of the model 1894 carbine from an esteemed collection. 50940-10 TEP (5,000-6,000) C&R – Lot 2063

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2064

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 CARBINE.

SN 1054665. Cal. 30WCF. 20″ bbl. 2/3 length magazine. Blue finish. 3-leaf rear sight. No saddle ring present. Straight grain American walnut stock with hard rubber Winchester buttplate. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% blue drifting to a plumb-patina to the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% orig blue finish with some staining on the left side and some high point wear. Hammer and lever retain 80% blue finish. Tang and SN marks are sharp. Stocks are fine with almost all of the varnish finish and only minor scratching overall. Buttplate is very good with sharp Winchester logo. Here’s your chance to obtain an extremely rare variation of a 94 Winchester carbine from a renowned collection. 50940-11 TEP (4,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 2064

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2065

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 398733. Cal. 38-55. 20″ bbl. Full length magazine. Standard carbine sights. Saddle ring mounted on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a pleasing plumb-brown patina, with blue in the protected areas, especially on the magazine. Some battering on the right side of the front sight where blade was replaced. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% orig blue with some scratches. The balance being a gray-brown patina. Hammer and lever show traces of case color. Stocks are very good and full size with some minor handling marks and some dark stains toward the butt and at the rear of the forearm. Buttplate and bbl band are silver-gray patina. A really nice 94 carbine in a hard to find cal from a well known collector. 50940-4 TEP (3,500-4,000) C&R – Lot 2065

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2066

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 1017854. Cal. 32WS. 20″ bbl. Full length magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Carbine buttplate. Saddle ring on left side of receiver. Lyman front sight. Standard carbine rear sight. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% blue finish. Blending with a plumb-brown patina toward the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 80% blue finish overall with some flaking and scratching, which is common for this model. Tang and SN marks are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever retain traces of orig blue. Stocks are very good and full sized, with only minor scratches and dents overall. Buttplate is silver gray with some blue on the tang. Bbl band is a silver gray patina. A very fine example of a standard Winchester saddle ring carbine made in 1928 from a great model 94 collection. 50940-8 TEP (3,500-4,000) C&R – Lot 2066

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2067

*EXTREMELY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE/1895 VARIANT.

SN 1027817. Cal. 30WCF. 20″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Saddle ring mounted on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. The model 94/95 variant is an extremely rare version of the model 1894 carbine. When the model 95 was discontinued, Winchester used the surplus 95 bbls on model 1894 carbines. The bbl was shortened from the breech end and re-chambered for the 30WCF cartridge. The bbl was then marked for the model 94 Winchester. The bbl on this carbine retains the orig ramp front-sight of the model 1895. These carbines were produced in the late 1920’s and are extremely rare. Accompanying this carbine is an article written by the consignor, Mr. Rick Hill, for The Winchester Collector magazine, describing this extremely rare variation of the Model 94/95 variant or “Hybrid” carbines. Included in the article is an inventory of these carbines showing this exact SN. This exact carbine is also pictured in the article. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 60-70% blue finish that has drifted to a plumb patina, especially on the top of the bbl. There is some muzzle wear. Markings are clear and sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% blue with the balance having flaked, which is common to this model. Hammer and lever retain traces of orig blue finish. Tang and SN markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Stocks show only minor bruises and dents, commensurate with the age of the carbine. Buttplate and bbl band are a silver-gray patina with traces of blue in protected areas. Forward magazine hanger retains 50%. The chance to obtain an extremely rare variation of the model 1894 Winchester carbine from an esteemed collection. 50940-9 TEP (3,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 2067

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2068

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH RARE THREE QUARTER MAGAZINE.

SN 1015610. Cal. 32WS. 20″ bbl. 3/4 length magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Lyman ivory bead front sight. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show 20% blue finish, drifting to plumb-brown especially toward the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Lyman and front sight is very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains about 70% blue finish, the balance of which has flaked, which is common in this vintage. Screws are unmolested. Tang markings are sharp. Cal mark is sharp. Stocks are very good to fine and full sized. Buttstock shows some figure at the comb. Stocks show minuscule handling marks overall. Here’s your chance to obtain an extremely rare variation of a model 94 carbine with a 3/4 length magazine from a very well respected collection. 50940-15 TEP (3,000-3,500) C&R; IVORY – Lot 2068

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2069

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 909636. Cal. 25-35. 20″ bbl. Full length magazine. Blue finish. Saddle ring on receiver. Standard carbine sights. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 40-50% blue, turning a plumb-brown patina toward the muzzle with some slight scratches in front of the front sight. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 30% blue, with the balance flaking to a brown patina, which is common for this model. Screws are unmolested. Tang and SN markings are sharp. There is a slight stain toward the forward right side of receiver. Hammer and lever show considerable orig blue. Stocks are about fine and full-sized, with only a few dents and scratches overall. Buttplate retains 30% orig blue. Bbl band is a gray-brown patina. A chance to purchase a really nice model 94 carbine in a very desirable cal from a very important collection. 50940-7 TEP (2,750-3,000) C&R – Lot 2069

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2070

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 CARBINE TRANSITION MODEL WITH SADDLE RING.

SN 1111002. Cal. 30WCF. 20″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine butt. This is 1 of only 7 transition model 1894 saddle ring carbines made in 1936 and one of the last Winchester 94 carbines to have a saddle ring attached. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% blue finish with some plumbing toward the muzzle. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 40% blue finish, drifting to a plumb-brown patina. Receiver screws are unmolested. SN and tang markings are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever are a plumb-brown patina. Stocks are fine and full sized with only minor dents and scratches. Bbl bands retain 20% blue. Buttplate retains 50% blue. A chance to obtain a very rare variant of a model 94 carbine from a very well known collection. 50940-12 TEP (2,750-3,500) C&R – Lot 2070

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2071

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 CARBINE WITH BUTTON MAGAZINE NO SADDLE RING AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 900381. Cal. 38-55. 20″ bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish. Marble front-sight, 3-leaft rear-sight, long tang tang-sight. This type of tang-sight is rarely found and gives a greater distance between sights. Straight grain American walnut stocks with hard rubber shotgun butt. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80% blue finish with some scratching towards the muzzle. Front-sight bead is broken. Rear-sight is very good. Markings are clear. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% blue finish with carry wear on bottom. SN mark is sharp and clear. Tang mark is covered by rear-sight which was not removed. Hammer and lever show traces of blue finish. Stocks are very good and full-sized, with some crazing on bottom of buttstock, and minor scratches and dents overall. Buttplate is very good with a clear Winchester logo. Bbl band retains 50% blue. This is a rare variation of a 94 carbine with a button magazine, no saddle ring, and a shotgun buttplate. Rear tang sight is rarely seen. From a well known collection of 94 Winchesters. 50940-6 TEP (2,500-4,500) C&R – Lot 2071

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2072

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 CARBINE WITH 14″ MAGAZINE AND GUMWOOD STOCKS.

SN 668953. Cal. 25-35. 20″ bbl. 14″ magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain Gumwood stocks. No saddle ring mounted on receiver. Carbine buttplate. Standard carbine sights. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine show a gray-brown patina overall with some blue in protected areas. Carbine sights are very good. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver has a plumb-brown patina overall. Screws are unmolested. Tang and SN markings are sharp. Stocks are very good to fine, with only a few minor dents and scratches overall, which is hard to find with Gumwood stocks. An extremely rare model 94-carbine from a well known 94 collection. 50940-5 TEP (2,500-3,000) C&R – Lot 2072

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2073

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 1268179. Cal. 30WCF. 20″ bbl. Full length magazine. Standard sights. Blue finish. Saddle ring mounted on receiver. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplate. This is a very late pre-war model 94, one of the last known to have a saddle ring mounted. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl has turned to a pleasing plumb patina with some blue in protected areas. Magazine tube retains 80% bright blue. Bbl marks are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 90% orig blue finish with slight saddle ring wear and unmolested screws. Tang and SN mark are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good and full sized, with only a few minor dents and scratches overall. Buttplate shows traces of blue. Bbl band shows 50% blue. A rare late pre-war 94 SRC, one of the last made with a factory saddle ring in 1941 from a well known 94 collection. 50940-13 TEP (2,250-2,500) C&R – Lot 2073

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2074

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE WITH HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 218481. Cal. 38-55. 26″ half rnd bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Lyman ivory bead front-sight. Straight grain American walnut stock with hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl shows 30-40% blue finish with balance turning plumb-brown patina. Magazine tube shows 80% blue finish. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% blue finish, with some carry wear on bottom side. Tang and SN marks are sharp and clear. Hammer and lever both show a considerable amount of case color finish. Stocks are very good and full-sized with only minor handling marks and dents. Winchester buttplate is fine with a clear logo. Forend cap shows 90% blue finish. A very nice example of an early Winchester 94 manufactured in 1901. 50420-1 TEP (2,000-3,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 2074

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2075

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SEMI DELUXE TAKEDOWN SHORT RIFLE WITH 22″ ROUND BARREL, HALF MAGAZINE, SPECIAL SIGHTS AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 566139. Cal. 30WC. 22″ bbl. Half magazine, takedown, bead front-sight, 2-leaf rear-sight, and adjustable tang-sight. Blue finish. Straight grain, pistol grip, American walnut stocks with shotgun butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine retain 80% orig blue. Thinning toward the muzzle of the bbl. Bbl markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 70% blue finish, with carry wear and a few small scratches. Hammer and lever retain most of the blue finish. SN is sharp and clear. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and show only minor handling marks and dents. Buttplate is good, with some small chips and wear at the heal and toe. Pistol grip cap is missing a small chip on left side. Forend cap retains 90% blue. A very nice special order Winchester Model 94 semi deluxe short rifle with many special features. 50994-9 TEP (1,750-2,750) C&R – Lot 2075

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2076

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 173047. Cal. 25-35. 26″ oct bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American stocks with crescent butt. 3-leaf rear sight. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50-60% blue with high point wear turning plumb toward the muzzle. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% blue finish blending to a plumb patina. Tang and SN marks are clear and sharp. Hammer and lever show a generous amount of case color finish, especially in protected areas. Stocks are very good and full-sized with some scratches and dents commensurate to the age of the rifle. Buttplate is a gray-brown patina. Forend cap shows 30% blue. A nice early Winchester 94 rifle made in 1899 in a great cal. 50385-7 TEP (1,000-2,000) C&R – Lot 2076

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2077

EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 FLAT SIDE RIFLE WITH OCTAGON BARREL AND CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 1523. Cal. 38-72WCF. 26″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks. Front sight adjustable wind-age and very large buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is of the rare flat side variety. Lever is of the early 1-pc design. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl blue with some staining and erosion at the forward end behind the front sight. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains much orig bright blue finish blending into a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Bolt retains about 50% blue. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good and full-size. Stocks show minuscule handling marks and dents overall. An opportunity to obtain a rare and early flat side 95 rifle. 50958-5 TEP (7,500-10,000) – Lot 2077

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2078

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RUSSIAN CONTRACT MUSKET WITH BAYONET AND SLING.

SN 110491. Cal. 7.62MM. 28″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with handguard. 3,200 yard rear sight, stripper clip guides mounted on receiver, extra swing swivel mounted at front of frame. Top of receiver marked 7.62 m.m., right side of frame bears “XN3″ in a rectangle, which is also present on the right side of the buttstock. These are Russian arsenal marks. Bayonet is 18” long and is marked “Winchester Repeating Arms Co.” on the guard. No other marks are evident. Metal scabbard is unmarked. Orig sling. PROVENANCE: The Jon Roark Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 90% dull blue finish turning plumb at the muzzle. Bbl bands are plumb-brown patina. Rear sight is excellent. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% of the matte blue finish that is turning plumb-brown overall. Receiver markings are sharp with the exception of the WP Proof that is slightly washed out. Tang markings are sharp. SN is sharp. Stocks are fine, full-sized, with only minuscule handling marks overall. Bayonet is fine with a bright blade and very good scales. Sling is intact but very dry and crazed. One sling loop has been broken. The Russian Imperial Government received 293,816 model 95 Muskets in the years 1915 and 1916. 50387-22 TEP (5,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 2078

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2079

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE.

SN 79055. Cal. 30ARMY. 22″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with handguard and carbine buttplate. Saddle ring mounted on left side of receiver. Accompanying this rifle is a Cody Firearms records office letter dated March 24, 2015 confirming the caliber and serial number applied September 10, 1912. No warehouse information available. PROVENANCE: Rick Hill Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 20% blue finish with some roughness at the forend of the bbl. Bbl band retains 90% blue finish. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% blue finish, that is drifting to a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Some staining on the top of receiver. Bolt shows 20% blue. Tang markings are sharp and clear. Receiver marking is sharp and clear. Stocks are very fine and full-sized with only minuscule handling marks and dings. Buttstock has a sling eye mounted as does the bbl band. Very fine example of a Model 95 Winchester carbine in a cal that was a favorite amongst Texas Rangers during the Mexican Revolution. 50940-14 TEP (4,500-5,000) C&R – Lot 2079

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2080

WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 ROUND BARREL RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTTPLATE.

SN 4144. Cal. 38-72. 26″ rnd bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Forend has a schnabel tip with an ebony insert. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl shows a pleasing plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue in protected areas. Marble front-sight and rear-sight are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows a gray-brown patina overall with some traces of blue in protected areas. Receiver and tang markings are sharp and clear. Stocks are very good, full-sized with only minor scratches and dents overall. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina. A very nice model 95 Winchester in a great cal to shoot. 50991-2 TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2080

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2081

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 JOHN WAYNE COMMEMORATIVE CARBINE.

SN JW100H2312. Cal. 44-40. 18-1/2″ bbl. Blue and pewter finish. Tiger grained American walnut stocks with carbine butt. Bbl bands are pewter, bbl is inlaid with replica of John Wayne’s signature. Receiver is engraved in a floral style with vignettes of John Wayne on both sides. Left receiver is engraved “John Wayne American 1907-2007”. Right receiver is engraved “Courage, Strength, Grit John Wayne Centennial”. Carbine sports a large loop operating lever. Right side of buttstock has a medallion inlaid. CONDITION: Very fine to excellent. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95% orig blue finish, turning slightly plumb towards the muzzle. Bbl markings are sharp and clear. Bore appears un-fired. Pewter parts retain all of their orig finish. Hammer, bolt, and trigger retain nearly all the orig blue. Stocks are very fine with little evidence of handling. Buttplate retains nearly all the orig blue. A very nice 92-carbine made to celebrate The Centennial of the Duke. 50385-8 TEP (1,250-1,750) C&R – Lot 2081

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2082

*GROUP OF 3 WINCHESTER MODEL 9422 RIFLES.

1) WINCHESTER 9422XTR. SN F880839. Cal. 22lr. COON HUNTER. 20-1/2″ bbl. Lever action rifle. Blued finish, hooded front sight, grooved receiver. Checkered forearm & buttstock. Deluxe wood. Receiver engraved both sides. Left side racoon, right side hound dog. Winchester logo buttplate. Winchester box with end label numbered to gun. CONDITION: As new, possibly unfired. Box excellent. C&R 2) WINCHESTER 9422XTR. SN F541902. Cal. 22lr. XTR. SN F541902. 20-1/2″ bbl. Lever action rifle. Blued finish, grooved receiver. Checkered forearm & buttstock. Deluxe high gloss wood. Winchester logo buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Front sight hood missing; rear sight face bent. Lever shows signs of use. Blue loss bottom lever & bottom forend band. Minuscule oxidation flecks right receiver. Minor handling dings toe line of stock. 3) WINCHESTER 9422XTR. SN F331255. Cal. 22lr. XTR. SN F331255. 20-1/2″ bbl. Lever action rifle. blued finish, hooded front sight, grooved receiver. Uncheckered forearm & buttstock. High gloss finish. Winchester logo buttplate. Winchester box with end label numbered to gun and paperwork. CONDITION: As new, possibly unfired. Box in fine condition. Three great collector grade 9422s. 50426-47, 50426-48, 50426-49 TJW (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2082

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2083

*LOT OF 3 WINCHESTER MODEL 9422 RIFLES.

1) WINCHESTER 9422. SN FTF1804. Cal. 22lr. 25th ANNIVERSARY GRADE 1. 20-1/2″ bbl. Blued finish, hooded front sight, grooved receiver. Checkered forearm & buttstock. Deluxe wood. Receiver engraved both sides. Left side: “ONE OF TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED” in banner with shooting scene. Right side: “1972 TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 1977″ with Winchester horse & rider. Winchester logo buttplate. Matching hang tag. Orig Winchester hard luggage fitted case with all paperwork. CONDITION: As new. Shows no wear. Case is as new. 2) WINCHESTER 9422XTR. SN F510757. Cal. 22 lr. XTR TRADITIONAL. 20-1/2″ bbl. Blued finish, hooded front sight, grooved receiver. Checkered forearm & buttstock. Winchester logo buttplate. Winchester box with end label numbered to gun and paperwork. CONDITION: As new. Box in excellent condition. 3) WINCHESTER 9422 XTR. SN F689911. Cal. 22 lr. COON HUNTER. 20-1/2” bbl. Blued finish, hooded front sight, grooved receiver. Checkered forearm & buttstock. Deluxe wood. Receiver engraved both sides. Left side racoon, right side hound dog. Winchester logo buttplate. Winchester box with end label numbered to gun and paperwork. CONDITION: Nearly as new. Small patch of oxidation left side magazine tube behind loading port below bbl. 3 miniscule marks left side receiver. Box end torn but still attached. Super trio of 9422s. 50426-44, 50426-45, 50426-46 TJW (2,250-3,750) – Lot 2083

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2084

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1887 LEVER ACTION 12 GAUGE FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION.

SN 4467. Cal. 12 ga. Exceptionally fine case colored lever action shotgun with 30″ bbls and 3-pc walnut stocks. This is a first year production gun with the bold “WRA” in script on left side of receiver and checkered steel shotgun butt. Marked on tang “Manufactured by The Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Conn., U.S.A. Pat. Feb. 16. & July 20.1886” Case colored bolt/lever assembly with brass bead frontsight. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with most vivid case colors remaining with slight darkening on upper tang from handling and crest of receiver from same. Bbl and magazine retain most all their deep Winchester factory blue finish with light spotting but with very little finish loss. Walnut stocks are exceptionally fine with most all factory finish remaining with typical staining from use and some slight bruising. Forearms are both quite fine with left forearm having a slight chip but no cracks and still retain most orig varnish. A really exceptional 1887 first year level shotgun. 51014-2 TDW (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2084

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2085

*EXTREMELY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1901 TEN GAUGE LEVER ACTION SHOTGUN.

SN 75567. Cal. 10 ga. 32″ bbl marked cyl bore with nickel silver bead front sight. Blue finish overall with 3-pc walnut semi pistol grip stocks with red Hawkins recoil pad. Manufactured in 1911. Bold “WRA” in script on left side receiver. Tang marked “Reg.in U.S.Pat.Off.Winchester Trademark”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine blue finish remains with only slight losses at high points of receiver, muzzle and edges of bbl bands. Bore and chamber are bright and shiny with no pitting. Walnut stocks are exceptionally fine as refinished with period red rubber Hawkins recoil pad. A truly exceptional 1901 Winchester lever shotgun. 51014-1 TDW (2,000-3,000) C&R – Lot 2085

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2086

FRAMED RARE WINCHESTER SHOT SHELL STORE DISPLAY “SHOOT THEM AND AVOID TROUBLE”.

Winchester display poster from “THE AMERICAN LITHOGRAPH NY”, copyright Winchester Repeating Arms Co 1908. Humorous image of a skunk being prodded out of a hollow log. Two African-American boys and their dog reacting to a fleeing skunk exiting the log, their shotgun propped against the log. Titled “SHOOT THEM AND AVOID TROUBLE” at the bottom of the piece with “WINCHESTER LOADED SHOT GUN SHELLS” at the top. The image is flanked by “THE/”W”/BRAND” small logo on each side. The wording was widely regarded as inappropriate and Winchester recalled the posters to remove the slogan. Mounted in contemporary frame. Image measures 33″ long x 25″ wide. CONDITION: Poster retains bright colors with about a half dozen light vertical creases. Paper with minor age crackling which do not detract. Overall a very nice piece. 50987-1 TJW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2086

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2087

SCARCE H.R. POORE WINCHESTER BEAR DOGS PRINT.

Iconic Winchester print used in a variety of Winchester advertisements with exposed image 34-1/4″ x 26-1/4″ in its faux striped period frame. Image depicts two large brown and white “bear dogs” in the foreground and two large brown dogs that may be bloodhounds in the background, in a barn setting. These dogs were reportedly part of the Winchester family hunting pack. Overall dimensions of the frame are 37-1/2″ x 29-1/2″. CONDITION: Front has one tiny chip on the right at barrel and small chip beneath signature. Otherwise, appears to be fine with little or no fading or soil. Frame is sound with dark crackled varnish. 51078-1 TDW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2087

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2088

LOT OF TWO CALENDARS, WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY 1896 & UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO. 1899.

Winchester “14×25-3/4” showing in matted frame – a lovely Winchester 1896 calendar with illustration by A.B. Frost. Main image is of two hunters shooting a bull moose, titled “The Finishing Shot”. Bottom image of two western hunters shooting a sheep and smaller image of trapshooter at the line on left side. Titled “Ready”. Calendar pad is missing, but rivets remain with some corners of pad pages attached. UMC framed image 13×26-1/2- the UMC calendar features military images with main scene of soldier & sailor in period dress with draped flags behind. Small top images are titled “The Astor Battery” with soldiers and cannon. Center image of the “USS Oregon” & right side image is of “T. Roosevelt and First USV cavalry Rough Riders”. Calendar depicts 6 military cartridges, 3 on each side. December 1899 calendar page is present. Both calendars are professionally framed and matted. We removed the calendars for examination. Both have their original metal bands at top and bottom. CONDITION: Winchester calendar retains nice color & light crinkling to paper from being rolled. Small 2″ tear on left side into “Winchester” banner. UMC calendar is very bright & in excellent condition. Attached December page is yellowed with small edge tears. Remaining staples are lightly rusted with remnants of other calendar pages remaining. 50866-1 TJW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2088

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2089

SCARCE PETERS AMMUNITION 3-D DIE CUT.

30″ wide by 33-1/2″ tall. Easel back. Charming autumn scene of two children target shooting with passing hunter joined by four Setters, three being young pups. By George Straub. Front panel of hunter, with pheasant and rabbit in game pouch, is a 3-D pop-up. Featuring Peters “Rustless / Gildkote” rimfire ammunition with a box of Peters “Target” shot shells in lower bottom corner. CONDITION: Good. Bright color with moderate fading. Edge damage throughout, heaviest at top and top right corner. Easel on back shows some separation. Some backing paper separation. A really great image which will make you smile. Peters Ammunition advertising die cuts are seldom seen. 50530-9 TJW (500-1,000) – Lot 2089

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2090

EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND IMPORTANT 41 CALIBER KNUCKLEDUSTER BY REID.

SN 6472. Cal. 41 RF. One of the approximately 150 .41 cal Reid Knuckledusters ever produced. Manufactured 1870 through 1872 with a brass frame and silver wash exterior finish. New York scroll and vine engraved with fire-blue 5-shot individually rifled chambers. Single action with spur trigger and trigger safety device. Marked on top of frame “J.REID’S DERRINGER” “PATD DEC.26.1865”. The frame is a trap door style. One of only 16 of the .41. cal Knuckledusters known to exist. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with excellent bores and mechanics. The appearance of some previous restoration is apparent as the cyl finish has been restored. However, the balance of the period silver wash is mostly present on the frame with small areas of loss which is to be expected on the high points and bottom of butt. Truly a remarkable find and one can only imagine how few of the original 150 still exist. This is a numbers matching gun with serial numbers found on frame, trigger, safety device, cyl and cyl pin. 50603-25 TDW (7,500-12,500) – Lot 2090

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2091

EXCEPTIONAL LOT OF FIVE JAMES REID “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTER REVOLVERS.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4804. Cal. 22. 7-shot single action with spur trigger Knuckleduster. Estimated approximately at 11,000 produced. Distinctive all brass frame with scroll and vine engraving marked “MY FRIEND”. A very distinctive design that is well recognized for its use as a set of brass knuckles for hand to hand fighting. Manufactured 1868 to 1882. Early example with right handed cyl pin threads. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Brass has a very mellow mustard patina. Cyl appears to have been cleaned but functions properly. Chambers and mechanics are fine. The cyl and pin have been replaced. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 5892. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster pattern frame. 7-shot cyl. Single action with spur trigger design. Lightly engraved in a New York pattern of scroll and vine. Nicely marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Manufactured 1868 to 1882. Early model with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Good chambers and mechanics. Has patinaed to a very mellow mustard overall. A classic Knuckleduster revolver. 3) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6631. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster design frame with spur trigger, single action with 7-shot cyl. Scroll and vine New York style engraved marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Brass frame with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Exceptional overall, having aged to a mellow mustard coloring throughout. Chamber and mechanics are very fine. A classic Knuckleduster. 4) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6634. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster design frame with 7-shot cyl. Spur trigger. Single action. New York style scroll and vine engraving marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Early model with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with sharp lettering and fine engraving. Chambers and mechanics are excellent and brass has mellowed to a very nice patina. 5) REID MY FRIEND. SN 8106. Cal. 32. Brass Knuckleduster design frame with 5-shot cyl and spur trigger. New York style engraving with scroll and vine. Marked “MY FRIEND” on frame. Early model safety. Manufactured 1868 through 1882 with approximately 11,000 produced. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine with traces of original lacquer on brass frame in protected areas. Cyl has lost most of its original finish, however, it is very attractive overall. Chambers are good, however, mechanics are slightly stiff. 50603-21, 50603-22, 50603-26, 50603-27, 50603-30 (4,000-5,500) – Lot 2091

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2092

ATTRACTIVE LOT OF FIVE EARLY “MY FRIEND” REID KNUCKLEDUSTER PISTOLS.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 3914. Cal. 22 RF. 7-shot Knuckleduster pattern frame with spur trigger. Early 3-pin variation with “MY FRIEND” on bottom left side of frame. New York style engraved with grooved receiver for sight. Single action operation. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Good overall,with contemporary restoration. Cyl is of new manufacture as is cyl pin. Safety mechanism and the two retaining pins that secure it are not present. The cyl pin has been replaced. The “My Friend” marking is on the lower left strap which is typical of the early Knuckledusters. The left recoil shield has been cut out for loading. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4252. Cal. 22 RF. Brass “MY FRIEND” Knuckleduster pattern frame with New York style engraving. Single action with spring trigger. Earlier 3-pin variation with safety device. Matching cyl, frame and cyl pin. “My Friend” marking on the lower left strap which is typical of the early Knuckledusters. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall, with traces of silver wash evident in protected areas. Balance of frame has mellowed with a pleasant patina. Mechanics fail to operate properly and need attention. 3) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4403. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster pattern frame constructed of brass with 7-shot cyl. Broadly New York engraved and marked “MY FRIEND” below cyl. Single action with spur trigger. Early variation with 3 pins, however, is missing trigger safety device. “My Friend” marking on lower left strap which is typical of the early Knuckledusters. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall with the exception of chambers are fine, however, mechanics need attention as they fail to operate properly. Has attained an even patina with no evidence of cleaning. Manufacture 1868 through 1882. 4) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4410. Cal. 22 RF. Brass construction with a Knuckleduster pattern frame. 7-shot cyl. New York style engraved. Earlier 3-pin variation with safety device. Marked “MY FRIEND” below cyl. Cyl pin and cyl are not numbered. “My Friend” on lower left strap which is typical of the early Knuckledusters. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Good overall, with good markings and strong engraving. Frame has two period repairs that appear to be soldered. Chambers are good, however, mechanics need attention as they are out of sorts. 5) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4420. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster pattern frame made of brass with bold floral New York style engraving. 7-shot cyl. Single action with spur trigger. Earlier 3-pin variation with “MY FRIEND” marked on lower strap. Safety device small piece remaining having been previously broken. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Good overall, with clear markings and bold engraving. Pleasant patina overall with minor distress on hammer and cyl from earlier corrosion. Chambers are fine, however, mechanics need attention as cyl does not lock properly. 50603-12, 50603-13, 50603-15, 50603-16, 50603-17 TDW (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2092

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2093

SUPERB LOT OF THREE “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTER REVOLVERS BY JAMES REID.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4295. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster pattern frame with spur trigger and 7-shot cyl. New York style engraved with scroll and vine and a dot punch background. Nicely marked “MY FRIEND” on lower strap. This is one of the most distinctive and well known Western/gambling weapons of the era. Manufacture 1868 through 1882 with approximately 11,000 produced. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Exceptional overall condition having attained a very pleasant and mellow patina overall. Mechanics and chambers are excellent. A far better than average knuckle duster revolver. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4454. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster pattern frame. 7-shot cyl. Single action operation. Marked “MY FRIEND” on lower strap and is nicely embellished with scroll and vine engraving with a chase line surrounding. Manufactured 1868 through 1882 with a production of approximately 11,000. Early example with right handed cyl pin threads and safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Excellent condition overall with exterior having turned a nice, pleasant dark patina. Mechanics and chambers are very fine. One of the most distinctive weapons of the 1880s Western gambling era. 3) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6728. Cal. 22. Exceptional with brass Knuckleduster pattern frame with 7-shot cyl. Spur trigger with single action operation marked “MY FRIEND” on top of frame. New York style engraved with scroll and vine dot punch background. Manufactured 1868 through 1882. A piece of classic Americana. Fine early example. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, with excellent chambers and mechanics. A light chocolate patina overall with excellent markings. A far better Knuckleduster showing no distress and having great eye appeal. 50603-14, 50603-18, 50603-28 TDW (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2093

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2094

SUPERB LOT OF TWO “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTERS BY JAMES REID INCLUDING THE EARLIEST KNOWN REID KNUCKLEDUSTER TO EXIST.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 3454. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster – Nickel plated brass frame. “My Friend” marking on the bottom strap. This is typical of the early Knuckledusters. This is believed to be one of several prototypes made in the New York factory in late 1861 or early 1862. This is the earliest known Reid Knuckleduster to exist. It was made at least three years before Reid started the regular production of the 22’s which began in 1865. Believed to be one of a few prototypes that were numbered. The number “7” is stamped on the cylinder pin. One of the most important Reid Knuckledusters known to exist. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with most all silver wash remaining. Safety device is present as is so frequently lost or broken. Cyl is excellent with much finish remaining, however, mechanics need some attention as the cyl does not rotate properly. A very fine specimen and example of an early Reid “MY FRIEND” revolver. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6079. Cal. 22 RF. “MY FRIEND” Knuckleduster pattern frame constructed of brass and engraved in a New York style. 7-shot cyl with single action operation and spur trigger. Mid-production gun with 3-pin pattern frame and cyl trigger safety device. Frame marked “MY FRIEND” above cyl followed by patent dates. Early example with right handed cyl pin threads. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall as restored. Nickel finish on frame appears to have been a period addition. Much blue remains on cyl with slight loss from period use. Chambers are excellent, however, mechanics need some attention. 50603-11, 50603-23 TDW (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2094

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2095

SPECTACULAR LOT OF TWO ENGRAVED “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTERS BY JAMES REID.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 4743. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster pattern frame constructed of brass with 7-shot cyl. Single action operation with spur trigger. Early style with safety. Marked above cyl “MY FRIEND” with patent dates following. Boldly New York style engraved with nickel finish overall. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Superb overall condition, with most period nickel finish remaining with loss on high points and edges from gentle use. Engraving is sharp and crisp. Chambers and mechanics are very fine. Numbers matching gun with numbers being found on frame, cyl and cyl pin. An exceptionally fine example of an early production Reid Knuckleduster. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 9841. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster. Transition model. This frame along with a few others was made about the time when Reid made the decision to eliminate the safety as a cost cutting measure. The grooves for the safety on these frames were already cut. Rather than scrap these frames Reid plugged the cutout with a piece of brass. Because the frames were actually bronze and the inserts were brass, the patina which developed over the years resulted in different colors. This fact made the brass insert stand out against the bronze frame. These have been known as the “transition models”. This particular gun has scroll engraving on top of the brass insert in an attempt to cover or hide the insert. The hole in the front of the frame was intended for the safety which was never installed. This is the only example with these characteristics. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Superb overall condition, with most of its period silver wash remaining with typical loss at bottom of butt and high points. Chambers and mechanics are excellent. Much flame heat treatment is still visible on hammer and trigger and is a very fine example overall. 50603-20, 50603-31 TDW (2,000-3,500) – Lot 2095

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2096

SUPERB 32 CALIBER “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTER BY JAMES REID.

SN 11770. Cal. 32 RF. Brass frame Knuckleduster mid-production 5-shot with single action operation and spur trigger. Later variation made without safety device but nicely marked “MY FRIEND” above cyl on frame. New York style engraved on frame with a shield pattern checkering at butt. A numbers matching gun and numbered on frame, cyl, trigger and cyl pin. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall condition, with portions of silver wash finish remaining in protected areas. Scroll and vine engraving is very fine with a relatively large amount of coverage. Cyl and mechanics are excellent. A very difficult Knuckleduster to acquire as the total production was approximately 3,100 made from 1870 to 1882. Rarely encountered in any condition. 50603-35 TDW (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2096

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2097

VERY GOOD 32 CALIBER KNUCKLEDUSTER BY JAMES REID.

SN 10078. Cal. 32 RF. Transitional Knuckleduster pattern frame manufactured of brass. Single action with spur trigger and 5-shot cyl. Scroll and vine New York pattern engraving and marked “MY FRIEND” followed by patent dates on the frame above cyl. Late production model manufactured without trigger safety device. Frame manufactured with safety slot but plugged by Reid with a piece of brass as a cost cutting measure. Known as the Transition model. A numbers matching gun with matching numbers found on frame, trigger, cyl and cyl pin. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Good overall, with traces of silver wash in very protected areas. A slight dent in the rear frame from being dropped or possibly striking someone. Cyl has a fracture over one chamber which is of the period. Brass has mellowed with a very pleasant patina overall as the cyl and cyl pin have also acquired a pleasant patina. Chambers and mechanics are fine. 50603-33 TDW (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2097

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2098

VERY FINE LOT OF THREE KNUCKLEDUSTER REVOLVERS BY JAMES REID.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 9931. Cal. 22. Knuckleduster-Transition model. Brass frame, single action with 6-shot cyl. New York style engraved marked “MY FRIEND” above cyl. Late 2-pin design made without safety. Matching numbers found on frame, cyl and cyl pin. This frame along with a few others was made about the time when Reid made the decision to eliminate the safety as a cost cutting measure. The grooves for the safety on these frames were already cut. Rather than scrap these frames Reid plugged the cutout with a piece of brass. Quite scarce and known as the Transition model by collectors. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Good overall, with good chambers. Mechanics are somewhat sticky and need some attention. Engraving very nicely done with a small amount of distress towards butt. The most classic of all American Western gambling pocket guns. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 11603. Cal. 22. Knuckleduster pattern frame with 6-shot cyl. Spur trigger single action operation. New York style engraved with broad scroll engraving. Late manufacture having a 2-pin style frame made without safety feature. Manufactured 1868 through 1882. Manufactured with brass frame. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Has a very pleasant overall patina finish. Mechanics need attention as it does not like to function properly with hammer pulled to rear. 3) REID KNUCKLE DUSTER. SN 10248. Cal. 22. Brass Knuckleduster pattern frame with 7-shot cyl. New York style engraved. Nicely marked “MY FRIEND” above cyl on frame. Numbers matching on frame, cyl and cyl pin. Later transitional model being a 2-pin variation made without safety mechanism. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall having mellowed to a somewhat chocolate patina. Chambers and mechanics are excellent. Some very light spotting on exterior of cyl is present but in no way detracts from the firearm. A slight amount of wear is evident on frame giving it a pleasant carried appearance. 50603-32, 50603-34, 50603-37 TDW (1,800-2,700) – Lot 2098

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2099

SPECTACULAR LOT OF TWO “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTERS BY JAMES REID.

1) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6178. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster pattern frame with New York style engraving. Nickel finish overall. Mid-production 3-pin variation with safety device and frame marked “MY FRIEND’ followed by patent dates above cyl on frame. Numbers matching on frame, cyl, cyl pin and safety device. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall condition, with much nickel finish remaining. Chambers and mechanics are excellent. Slight finish loss from peeling on butt and top strap. Engraving is excellently executed. A superb mid-production Reid Knuckleduster with desirable nickel plated finish with safety. 2) REID MY FRIEND. SN 6966. Cal. 22 RF. Brass Knuckleduster pattern frame. 7-shot cyl with single action operation and spur trigger. Mid-production 3-pin variation with safety device. Marked “MY FRIEND” followed by patent dates above cyl on frame. Silver finish overall with matching numbers throughout. Early model with safety. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Superb overall condition, with most all nickel finish remaining with slight flaking on cyl. The New York style engraving is wonderfully executed and presents itself well. Chambers and mechanics are excellent. Silver finish shows little evidence of handling as it has dulled to a somewhat coin appearance and is very pleasant to look at. Manufactured 1868 through 1882. 50603-24, 50603-29 TDW (1,800-3,000) – Lot 2099

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2100

SPECTACULAR “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTER BY JAMES REID WITH DOUBLE “MY FRIEND” MARKINGS.

SN 4554. Cal. 22 RF. Brass frame traditional Knuckleduster pattern frame. Broad New York style engraving. Early 3-pin frame with safety device. Double marked “MY FRIEND” below cyl and “MY FRIEND” with patent dates above cyl. Numbers matching gun with numbers found on frame, trigger, safety device, cyl and cyl pin. This gun has right hand cyl pin threads. Very early production. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Superb overall condition, with most all nickel finish remaining. Engraving is well executed and very pleasing. Chambers and mechanics are excellent and functioning inclusive of the safety device. A spectacular example and would be difficult to improve upon and the only one I have seen with the double “MY FRIEND” markings. 50603-19 TDW (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2100

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2101

SUPERB “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLEDUSTER BY JAMES REID.

SN 15086. Cal. 22 RF. Knuckleduster. Nickel finish overall. New York style engraving. Extremely late production single pin variation with “MY FRIEND” on frame above cyl followed by patent dates. Brass frame single action operation with spur trigger. 7-shot cyl. This is a numbers matching example with numbers being found on frame, trigger, cyl and cyl pin. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Spectacular overall condition, with virtually all period nickel remaining. Hammer and trigger retain most of their original fire-blue finish. Scroll and vine engraving is executed wonderfully. Chambers and mechanics are excellent. Very little loss of finish other than some very minor flaking on the cyl. Balance of finish remains intact and is very fine. The “1” in this SN has been stamped upside down by manufacturer. 50603-36 TDW (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2101

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2102

EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND DESIRABLE LOT OF THREE JAMES REID MODEL 1 POCKET REVOLVERS.

1) REID MDL 1. SN 27. Cal. 22 RF. Iron and brass combination high hump SN 27 7-shot Reid revolver. 3-1/2″ oct bbl marked “J.REID.NEW YORK” on top bbl flat. 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons. Single action with spur trigger. High hump variations are exceedingly rare and when being a brass and iron combination makes them almost impossible to find. Earliest known Reid Model 1.22 cal Revolver. High hump frame variation where hammer closes under the hinge pin. Some parts are made of brass and some of steel showing that James Reid used whatever he had on hand at the time. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with what appears to be all proper and correct early production components. The upward swiveling loading gate has a period repair at its hinge point but is now stable. The small brass access plate on left side of frame still retains original frame-to-disk index marking. Bore and mechanics are fine. Traces of period blue finish remain in protected areas on bbl and frame. An exceedingly rare and desirable early variation of the Model 1. 2) REID MDL 1. SN 283. Cal. 22 RF. Early production high hump 7-shot revolver with 3-1/2″ blue finish oct bbl. 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons and nickel plated iron frame. Single action with spur trigger. Distinctive upward swiveling loading gate with safety lock. Bbl marked “J.REID.NEW.YORK.” SN “283” found on bottom of bbl. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Spectacular overall condition, with most all of the period bright blue remaining on bbl. Blue finish on cyl has mostly turned plum but traces of the bright blue remain. Frame and loading gate retain virtually all of their period nickel with only a slight amount of discoloration and distress. 2-pc walnut grips are exceptional retaining most of their period varnish but have suffered a very small chip with a small amount of material loss at the top of the left grip handle. A truly exceptional example of one of the least common Reid revolvers. 3) REID 1. SN 2499. Cal. 22 RF. Model 1 Reid revolver 7-shot cyl, single action with spur trigger, 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons. Combination steel and brass construction. Very end of production variation with what is referred to as the straight line receiver having no large hump. Upward swiveling loading gate and 3-1/2″ oct bbl. Manufactured from 1861 through 1864 with a total production believed to be just under 900. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall, with only traces of period nickel finish remaining on frame. 2-pc walnut grips are very good with areas of finish loss appropriate for age. Bore and mechanics are fine, however, cyl does not lock in position. Loading gate locking latch is not present and appears not to have been present for some time. This is an amazing grouping of Model 1 Reid’s with examples of most all variations. 50603-1, 50603-1, 50603-2, 50603-8 TDW (1,800-2,500) – Lot 2102

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2103

SUPERB LOT OF THREE JAMES REID REVOLVERS.

1) REID MDL 4. SN 2343. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid pocket revolver model 4 with 3-1/2″ oct bbl. Single action spur trigger design with 6-shot cyl. 2-pc rosewood grips with unusual profiled loading gate distinctive to James Reid revolvers. This variation being made without ejector. This variation while made as a cartridge revolver could be converted to 31 cap and ball as the rear of the chambers are threaded for a percussion nipple adapter known as the dual ignition system. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with a portion of the period nickel wash remaining and much of the copper flash visible as well. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. 2-pc rosewood grips are very fine with one very minor stress crack in the left side. An extremely scarce American made revolver. 2) REID 4A. SN 3343. Cal. 31/32 RF. James Reid pocket revolver Model 4A. 3-1/2″ bbl. Single action spur trigger with 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons. 6-shot cyl with threaded chambers to accept percussion adapter done to circumvent the Rollin White patent. Known as the dual ignition system. 3-1/2″ oct bbl marked “J.REID.N.Y.CITY”. This revolver is equipped with the Tileston locking device which was intended to be an additional safety. Only a handful of these were made. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall, with good bore and mechanics. Grips are fine with very minor edge wear. Very attractive overall and has turned an even light dove grey. 3) REID 4. SN 3151. Cal. 31/32 RF. James Reid pocket revolver model 4 with 4″ bbl. The unusual ability to convert this firearm from percussion to cartridge was an attempt to defeat the Rollin White patent. Known as the dual ignition system. 6-shot cyl with rear of chambers threaded to accept percussion nipples. 4″ oct bbl marked “J.REID.N.Y.CITY”. 2-pc walnut grips, spur trigger with single action operation. This gun still retains its loading lever and has two percussion adapters still in the cyl. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with traces of original blue finish on bbl and frame in protected areas. Bore and mechanics are very fine and one percussion adapter is housed inside of its chamber. Very minor surface corrosion exists and a very light cleaning would greatly improve this uncommon revolver. 50603-7, 50603-7, 50603-9, 50603-10 TDW (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2103

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2104

EXCEPTIONAL LOT OF FOUR JAMES REID MODEL TWO REVOLVERS.

1) REID MDL 2. SN 1035. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid pocket model revolver model 2 with 5-3/4″ bbl. Blue finish overall with high hump receiver, spur trigger with distinct upward tilting loading gate. Distinctly marked “THE PHENIX”. 6-shot cyl and single action operation. 2-pc walnut grips with brass sketchings. Made in very limited quantities between 1862 and 1864. Believed to be approximately 1200 produced with very few being made with the high hump frame. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with most original blue having turned a plum patina. Mechanics and bore are all fine. Walnut grips are very good with moderate wear at edges of base. Very light period corrosion in protected areas of which a moderate cleaning would greatly improve upon. 2) REID MDL 2. SN 1193. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid model 2 with 5″ bbl. 6-shot cyl single action operation with 5″ oct bbl with nickel silver blade front sight. Spur trigger with upward swiveling loading gate and provision for exterior manual ejector that is not present. 2-pc smooth walnut grips with brass escutcheons. Low hump frame variation. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall, with much original blue on bbl with traces of finish on frame in protected areas. 2-pc walnut grips are very fine with slight edge wear at base but solid and no cracks. Bore and mechanics are very good. Very small production with approximately 1200 manufactured between 1862 and 1864. 3) REID MDL 2. SN 1305. Cal. 32 RF. Reid pocket revolver model 2 with 6″ bbl. 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheon. Single action with spur trigger. 6-shot cyl with distinctive upward tilting loading gate with side mounted manual ejection. 6″ oct bbl with nickel blade front sight and top flat marked “ADDRESS.W.IRVING.20.CLIFF.ST.NY”. Very limited production with an estimated 1200 made between 1862 and 1864. Has rare extractor rod. Low hump frame variation. Also has early “Irving” barrel marking. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall with revolver being an even dove grey finish overall. Very light salt and pepper spotting at muzzle of oct bbl and on edges of receiver. Grips have a period repair to right side but are complete and serviceable. A very fine example of an extremely rare American revolver. 4) REID MDL 2. SN 1696. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid model 2 revolver with 4-3/4″ bbl. Single action revolver with 6 shot cyl, spur hammer with unmarked 5″ oct bbl. 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons. Side mounted manual ejector and distinctive upward swiveling loading gate. Approximately 1200 total production during the time frame 1862 to 1864. Has rare extractor rod. Low hump frame variation. PROVENANCE: The Carmen Gianforte Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall, bore and mechanics are very fine. 2-pc walnut grips are good with minor chipping at rear with minor material loss. Finish overall has flaked and fainted and now remains an even dove grey with some darkening areas at the low and high points. 50603-3, 50603-4, 50603-5, 50603-6 TDW (600-1,000) – Lot 2104

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2105

RARE 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION MARLIN MODEL 1881 RIFLE WITH REBATED FRAME.

SN 174. Cal. 40-60. 28″ oct. bbl full magazine. First type receiver has a 3/4″ rebated frame and a removable trigger guard plate. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with steel shotgun buttplate. Early first year production Model 1881 with rare J.M. Marlin markings. CONDITION: Good to Very Good, for this model. Bbl and magazine tube show some original blue with the balance a smooth plumb-brown patina overall. Markings are sharp. Sights are good. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver lightly cleaned and is a pleasing silver-gray finish overall. SN is sharp. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized with remnants of the varnish finish. Buttplate is brown patina with a little roughness. Forend cap is a gray-brown patina. This is an opportunity to obtain a very rare first year production Marlin 1881 rifle, the total number of rebated receivers made is under 300. 50422-1 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2105

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2106

MARLIN MODEL 1881 OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE WITH SET TRIGGERS AND STEEL SHOTGUN BUTTPLATE.

SN 7485. Cal. 45-70. 28″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue finish. Straight grained American walnut stocks. Dbl set triggers. Standard sights. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50-60% blue finish, drifting to a plum patina toward the muzzle with some staining, especially on left side. Sights are very good. Markings are sharp. Bbl mark is of the 3rd type. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Receiver retains 60-70% of the bright-blue finish with some carry-wear, a few scratches overall, and a hand stain on the right side in front of hammer. This stain shows some light pitting and possibly some old touch-up that blends well with rest of receiver. Hammer and lever show traces of case color. SN is sharp. Set triggers function. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with most of varnish intact, with scratches and dents overall commensurate with the age of the rifle. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina. Forend cap shows traces of case color. A very nice condition Marlin 1881 rifle with a great bore. Accompanied by a Cody Museum letter confirming the features and showing shipment on May 2, 1885. 50736-2 TEP (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2106

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2107

MARLIN MODEL 1888 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH LYMAN FRONT SIGHT.

SN 24703. Cal. 38WCF. 28″ bbl. Blue finish. Lyman blade front-sight. Standard rear-sight. Strain grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube show a plumb-brown finish overall, with traces of blue in protected areas. Sights are very good. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver is also an even plumb-brown patina overall, with traces of blue in protected areas. Bolt shows 20% blue finish. SN is sharp. Hammer and lever are a plumb-brown patina with slight cases of case color. Receiver has some slight scratches on either side. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain most of varnish finish, with handling marks overall commensurate of the age of the rifle. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina, as is the forend cap. Accompanied by a Cody Museum letter confirming barrel length and cal and showing shipment on August 12, 1889. A nice early Model 1888 rifle. One of less than 5,000 made. 50507-12 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2107

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2108

FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1889 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE DELUXE RIFLE WITH SPECIAL SIGHTS.

SN 35095. Cal. 32-20. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Sheard front-sight, Marble’s rear-sight and adjustable tang-sight. Receiver is factory engraved with a vignette of a deer on left side surrounded by scroll, with a wavy line border. Right side shows scroll engraving. Bolt is also engraved. Lever hinge is engraved, as is bottom of receiver. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50% blue finish with some light scratches and dents toward the muzzle end. Magazine is a plumb-brown patina. Sights are very good. Markings are sharp. Cal mark is lightly struck, but not polished. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver retains 20% blue finish in protected areas, with the balance drifting to a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Receiver is missing a pin on left side. Lever latch is missing from lower tang. Engraving and receiver marks are sharp. Lever has been re-blued. Tang sight is very good. Stocks retain nearly all of varnish finish with some storage marks on both sides of forearm and buttplate. Checkering is sharp with no apparent dents. Buttplate shows 80% blue finish with slight roughness at heel and toe. Forend cap shows 50% blue finish. A very attractive Marlin 1889 Deluxe rifle that would benefit from some small repairs. 50595-52 TEP (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2108

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2109

MARLIN MODEL 1889 OCTAGON BARREL DELUXE RIFLE WITH CRESCENT BUTT.

SN 42031. Cal. 38-40. 24″ oct bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 80% dull blue finish, with some high point wear. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Magazine tube retains 90% blue finish. Receiver retains 40-50% blue finish with some roughness on right side and on top. Markings are sharp. Loading gate shows traces of fire-blue. Hammer and lever show generous traces of case color finish, especially in protected areas. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain nearly all orig varnish finish with some light handling marks overall. Checkering is sharp with no apparent dents. Buttplate is a smooth silver-gray patina with traces of case color. Forend cap retains 80% blue finish. A very nice deluxe Marlin Model 1889 rifle with a half magazine. 50507-8 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2109

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2110

MARLIN MODEL 1889 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE DELUXE RIFLE ONCE THE PROPERTY OF JOHN HART WHO PLAYED THE LONE RANGER ON TELEVISION IN THE 1950S.

SN 81663. Cal. 44-40. 24″ bbl. Blue finish. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a plumb-brown patina overall, with traces of blue in protected areas, and a couple of small dents. Bbl markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Magazine tube retains 30% blue finish. Receiver is a smooth gray-brown patina overall, with traces of blue in protected areas. Bolt also shows traces of blue in protected areas. Receiver markings are sharp. Lever and hammer are a smooth gray-brown patina. Stocks are very good and full-sized. Stocks retain nearly all orig varnish finish with minuscule dents and scratches overall. Checkering is sharp. Buttplate is a silver-gray patina, with slight roughness at toe. Forend cap shows traces of blue in protected areas. Accompanied by an affidavit from John Hart confirming his ownership of this rifle, along with paperwork showing his acting career. This is a very nice and historically significant rifle that once belonged to someone who played a significant role in Western movies. 50363-1 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2110

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2111

*MARLIN MODEL 1893 HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON BARREL DELUXE RIFLE WITH BIRDSEYE MAPLE STOCKS BLUE FINISH WITH NICKEL TRIM LYMAN RECEIVER SIGHT.

SN 225878. Cal. 30-30. 26″ half rnd half oct bbl. Half magazine. Blue finish with nickel trim. Lyman receiver sight. Birdseye maple stock with plain un-checkered pistol grip. Crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a smooth gray-brown patina overall, with no roughness and sharp markings. Bore is dark with strong rifling. Receiver retains 50-60% blue finish with carry-wear and some roughness on forward right side. Markings are sharp and clear. Loading gate retains 80% nickel finish. Lever retains 80% nickel finish. Hammer is a gray-brown patina. Lyman sight is very good. Stocks are very good and retain nearly all varnish finish, with very few handing marks. There is a small gap between the wrist of the stock and back of frame. Forend is loose. Buttplate retains 95% nickel finish. Forend cap retains 95% nickel finish. Magazine cap retains 80% nickel finish. A very attractive Model 1893 Marlin rifle with very unique features. 50507-16 TEP (4,000-7,000) C&R – Lot 2111

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2112

RARE SPECIAL LIGHTWEIGHT MARLIN MODEL 1893 HALF ROUND HALF OCTAGON HALF MAGAZINE DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH BEACH COMBINATION FRONT SIGHT AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN 164537. Cal. 30-30. 26″ half rnd half oct bbl. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend with shotgun butt, orig hooded Beach sight with ivory bead. Creedmore Grip. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl shows 75-80% original finish, drifting to a plumb patina toward the muzzle. Magazine tube shows 70% blue finish. Sights are very good. Markings are sharp. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 75-85% case color finish with some lacquer. SN is sharp. Tang mark is sharp. Hammer and lever show generous amount of case color finish. Stocks are very good, full-sized, and retain nearly all of varnish finish, with some slight handling marks overall. Checkering is sharp with no apparent dents. Buttplate is very good, with a small crack at toe and a clear logo. Forend cap retains 50% blue. A very attractive Model 1893 Deluxe Marlin rifle with many special order features. Mfg’d 1898, second year of introduction of the 1893 Lightweight model. 50179-10 (4,000-6,000) IVORY – Lot 2112

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2113

*FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL DELUXE RIFLE WITH FULL NICKEL FINISH.

SN 127472. Cal. 38-40. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Nickel finish. Nicely figured American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Rifle is engraved with a vignette of a bear on left side. There are scroll accents on either side of the vignette, and a donut scroll border around the edges. Right side shows scroll engraving with a donut border and scallop shell decoration behind loading gate. Breech end of the bbl is also lightly engraved. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90% of orig nickel finish, with some light flaking overall. Bbl markings are sharp. Engraving is sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Receiver retains 60% orig nickel finish that has flaked on forward left side and around the vignette. Flaking is also apparent on right side. All markings are clear and sharp. Engraving is sharp. Hammer shows traces of orig case color. Lever retains 90% nickel finish. Stocks are very good and retain nearly all of orig varnish finish with light scratches and dents overall, particularly on right side of buttstock. Buttplate retains 10% nickel finish, with the balance flaked to a gray-brown patina. A very nice deluxe Marlin Model 1894 in a rare full nickle finish. 50958-6 TEP (6,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 2113

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2114

*MARLIN MODEL 1894 OCTAGON BARREL DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE.

SN 270935. Cal. 25-20. 24″ bbl. Full magazine. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with checkered pistol grip and forend. Adjustable tang sight. Swing swivels attached. Crescent butt. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 50% blue finish, blending with a plumb-brown patina and some high point wear. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with sharp rifling. Receiver retains 20-30% case color that is bright in protected areas, and has drifted to a silver-gray patina overall. No roughness. Take down ring is a gray-brown patina. Bolt retains 50-60% blue finish. All markings are sharp. Tang sight is very good. Stocks are fine and full-sized. Stocks retain nearly all orig varnish finish, with small handling marks overall. Checkering is sharp, with some small dents on the left side of the pistol grip. Buttplate retains 20-30% muted case color, blending with a silver-gray patina. Forend cap retains 50% blue. Accompany this rifle is a Cody Museum letter confirming the features of this rifle showing shipment on July 5, 1903. A very nice deluxe takedown Marlin rifle. 50179-11 TEP (2,000-3,500) C&R – Lot 2114

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2115

*MARLIN MODEL 1897 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE RIFLE WITH TANG SIGHT AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN A2201. Cal. 22LR. 24″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Beach’s combination front-sight adjustable tang-sight Straight grain American walnut stocks with Marlin shotgun buttplate. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80% blue finish, that is somewhat dull. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Receiver shows 80% muted case color that is vivid in protected areas. Receiver has been capped on top and left side for a scope mount. Hammer shows generous traces of blue finish. Lever shows traces of case color finish. Tang sight is very good. Receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are very good and retain a considerable amount of the varnish finish, with some scratches and dents overall. Stocks are full-sized. There is one 1-inch dent on the left side of the wrist. Buttplate is very good with a clear logo and some roughness at toe. Forend cap retains 90% blue finish. A nice little Marlin Model 97. 50595-48 (1,500-2,500) C&R – Lot 2115

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2116

*RARE MARLIN EARLY MODEL 39 OCTAGON BARREL FULL MAGAZINE SEMI DELUXE RIFLE WITH TANG SIGHT AND SHOTGUN BUTT.

SN S932. Cal. 22RF. 24″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with plain pistol grip and shotgun buttplate. Adjustable tang-sight. Rare early gun with 6-point star indicating a slightly higher level of overall finish and Pope Rifling. These early rifles are amongst the most sought after of the Model 39’s. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% blue overall. Drifting toward a plumb patina toward the muzzle, with some slight stains. Magazine tube retains 80% blue finish. Markings are sharp. Sights are very good. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Receiver retains 80% muted case color finish, that is vivid in protected areas. Receiver is tapped for scope mounts. Tang markings are clear and sharp. SN is slightly washed out. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina with some oil stain. Stocks are very good and full-sized, with very few scratches and dents overall. Buttplate is very good with sharp checkering and a clear logo. Forend cap retains 80% blue finish. A nice Model 39 rifle. 50179-12 (2,750-4,250) C&R – Lot 2116

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2117
Revised: 9/14/2016

Please Note: Serial number is actually 305, not 7059. 7059 is stamped on the gun, and was applied later to the gun. Additionally, according to the author of “Bullard Arms and Bullard Firearms”, only 2,800 Bullards were ever produced.

BULLARD LEVER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE LARGE FRAME.

SN 305. Cal. 40. 28″ half rnd half oct bbl with full magazine. Blue finish. Left side of receiver is marked, “Bullard Repeating Arms Company, Springfield, Mass U.S. Pat. Aug. 16, 1881”. Straight grain American walnut stocks with crescent buttplate. Standard sights for this model. Receiver stamped “CAL” over 40 on upper ring. SN stamped on left side above trigger. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90% blue overall, blending to a pleasing plumb-brown patina, with only minor handling marks and scratches and a few white paint spots. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Sights are very good. Receiver is a pleasing plumb-blue patina with traces of blue in protected areas. Hammer and lever are a gray-brown patina. Receiver markings are sharp. Stocks are very good, full-size, with handling marks and dents commensurate with the age of the rifle. Buttplate and forend cap are a blue-brown patina. A very nice example of a Bullard rifle, of which only 10,000-12,000 were made. 50980-10 TEP (4,000-5,500) – Lot 2117

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2118

MODEL 1763 US SURCHARGED CHARLEVILLE REVOLUTIONARY WAR MUSKET.

SN NSN. Cal. 74. Standard 1763 Charleville musket with US surcharged lock. There is a brand on left side of buttstock “IN”, probably for American who repaired this gun for continued use. George D. Moller in his text American Military Shoulder Arms Vol I lists a possible candidate as John Nicholson who was a known Continental Contract Armorer and also repaired guns in Philadelphia, post-Revolution. The “IN” marking appears quite similar to the “IP” of Joseph Perkins who also contracted in the same time periods on same guns. CONDITION: Gun appears overall orig, though sideplate appears to be restoration. Metal pitted, cleaned and re-colored. 37-5/8″ rnd bbl with barely discernible traces of markings at breech. Bayonet lug missing. Stock sound, refinished with crack between front bands, old carved initials, “V” & “IN” surcharges weak but discernible. 50971-1 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2118

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2119

ELEGANT AND DIMINUTIVE 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 44. This elegant little gun is 9″ overall with 4-1/2″ oct-rnd and cannon bbl muzzle, striped maple, brass mounted with raised relief scroll behind tang. CONDITION: Very good overall with old repaired broken wrist, otherwise appears complete and orig, functional orig flint with clean clear bore. 51030-9 JS (1,500-3,000) – Lot 2119

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2120

US MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK PISTOL MADE BY SIMEON NORTH.

SN NSN. Cal. 54. Of the approximately 20,000 Model 1816s manufactured most were converted to percussion. This is a well marked survivor in original flint that shows character. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Overall good. Metal is cleaned. Gray/silver overall with moderate to heavy pitting. Proofs on bbl and maker’s mark on lock are all discernible, as can be seen in photos. Stock is refinished and heavily worn. There are no discernible cartouches. Stock has numerous scuffs and other blemishes. Top jaw possibly replaced as it has lighter patina, but appears to be an original replacment. Mechanically spring is too weak to make spark and hammer does not hold at half cock. Ramrod is a reproduction. 49973-66 JS (1,000-3,000) – Lot 2120

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2121

EXPANSIVE LOT OF MILITARY ARMS AND EQUIPAGE.

SN 70198, 16689, C17955, NSN, NSN. 1) SN 16680. Cal. 50. 20″ bbl. Maynard 2nd Model Carbine CF conversion martially marked and inspected. Manufactured by Massachusetts Arms Co. 2) SN C,17955. Cal. 52. 22″ bbl. C-Sharps New Model 1863 Cavalry Carbine with Lawrence tape primer. 3) SN 70198. Cal. 45-70. 32-1/2″ bbl. US Springfield Model 1873 Allin conversion with high arch breech and Buffington rear sight. 4) NSN. Cal. 75. 46″ bbl. 1762 dated Brown Bess contract musket by Galton marked “10 Reg” on bbl. 5) Ames Mfg. M1860 light cavalry sabre dated 1861 with scabbard. 6) Two triangular US Socket bayonets. 1 M1855 marked “MB 752”. 2nd 1873 with standard US markings. 7) Six powder horns of varying size and capacity. One is contemporary and wonderfully scrimshawed commemorating the Battle of Vancouver, OCT 11, 1776. 8) Lot of 8 shot flasks and ball bags. 9) Assortment of WW II German medals, coins, and patches. Kriegsmarine/firefighter, Neurnburg, and Munchen named items as well as numerous coins and several patches. CONDITION: 1) Very fine overall with good bore and mechanics, excellent blue finish on bbl, receiver has very light surface corrosion with strong traces of case color in protected areas. Stock is very good, one very minor stress crack at wrist. Strong cartouches with very good bore and functioning CF conversion. 2) Bright overall with very good bore and mechanics and complete and functioning Lawrence primer system. Very good stocks with minor distress in forearm, but very solid. Has a light overall patina finish and a undamaged tang. 3) Good overall condition with light surface corrosion and good bore. Evidence of cartouche on 1-pc walnut stock. Mechanics seem fine. Should clean up very well and additional research should be done on this early SN. 4) Early walnut stock with evidence of numerous earlier repairs. Slight wood loss along bbl channel and lock mortise. Iron bbl is in a good state of preservation with an even elegant chocolate patina. Brass mounts and rod ferrules are nicely patinaed. Missing stock tip and front rod ferrule. Lock functions. 5) Very good overall condition with most leather on handle and all wire wrap intact. Guard has been bent forward at top as was so often done by cavalry soldiers of the period. Very nice mellow brown scabbard with inspectors mark still visible at end of well worn drag. Has three small dents in a probable attempt to silent sword rattle. Blade dated 1861 and inspected “ADK” on ricasso and Ames Mfg. on opposite side. Blade is uncleaned with a very minor chip at tip. Overall fine. 6) Socket bayonets very good overall. M1855 has a semi-bright triangular blade with mild spotting and patina with nice functioning locking ring and no apparent damage. M1873 retains most of its orig arsenal blue with slight corrosion on collar and blade extension. Should clean wonderfully. 7) Five of the six powder horns are in a very nice state of preservation with good bases and spouts. Several very minor cracks exist as to be expected with age from shrinkage. These are very good overall, and far better than most orig period horns. The sixth horn is a contemporary made horn with spectacular throat carving and superb scrimshaw depicting Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, and the naval battle at Valcurs. An exceptionally fine quality contemporary horn. 8) A grouping of 19th Century shot flask leather flasks and ball bags. in varying states of preservation and being overall fine would be ideal for display of period arms and/or actual light use. 9) Assorted grouping of WWII German Military decorations and coins. Most are in fine condition. Lightly tarnished from storage but otherwise fine. Too numerous adequately describe. 50640-1 TDW (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2121

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2122

LOT OF TWO U.S. RIFLED MUSKET CONVERSIONS FIRST ALLIN AND MILLER.

SN NSN, NSN. 1) Cal. 58 RF. 30″ bbl, blue and case color finish. Straight grained, walnut stock. Rare 1st Allin conversion. Bbl is fastened by 2 bands, has folding leaf rear sight. Conversion is rare 1st version Allin type. Bbl is unmarked. Lock is marked “U.S. Springfield” with an Eagle in front of hammer, “1863” behind hammer. Stock is of the thin wrist type and has no visible marks. Tang of buttplate is marked “U.S.”. 2) Cal. 58 RF. 31-1/2″ bbl, fastened by 2 bands. Bbl is unmarked. Breech block is marked on top “WH & GW Miller Patent May 23, 1865 Meriden Man-Fg. Co. Meriden. Conn.” Breech block is numbered 1486 on bottom surface and on latch. Lock is marked “Parkers.Snow & Co. Meriden Conn.” Lock is marked “1864” behind hammer. Tang of buttplate is marked “U.S.” No visible marks on stock. With Bayonet and Scabbard. Bayonet is marked “U.S.” and Scabbard is marked “1576 1883” in leather. Scabbard has steel tip. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Good for this model. Musket is a dark brown crusty patina overall with sharp markings on the lock. Release lever is missing from breech block. Stock is broken on right side by breech block, which is common for this model. Stock is dark with heavy handling marks overall. 2) Very good. Bbl and bands are a clean silver gray patina. Sights are good. Breech block is a clear silver gray patina with clear markings. Lock is a smooth gray patina with very clear markings. Trigger guard is a clean gray patina, as is the buttplate. Stock is very good with numerous handling marks in some filled spots. Bayonet is very good with clear mark and some blue. Scabbard is very good. 49973-43, 49973-44,49973-246, TEP (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2122

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2123

EXTREMELY RARE MARTIAL MODEL 1865 REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL WITH EXPERIMENTAL NAVAL MODIFICATION AT WASHINGTON NAVY YARD.

SN 3257. Cal 50/70. This exact gun with modified brass triggerguard around trigger is pictured and discussed on pgs 80, 81, 82 of Winter’s US Naval Handguns. Only 12 specimens are known according to Jerry Landskron’s 1981 text Remington Rolling Block Pistols. This experimental pattern was the prototype for the Model 1870, which would be used world wide with much acclaim. CONDITION: Fine overall, discernible but weak inspector’s cartouche, crisp markings on frame including naval inspection, anchor proof on top of bbl, crisp action and bright shiny bore. 51077-1 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2123

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2124

EXTREMELY FINE, “LIKE NEW” INDIAN WARS SPRINGFIELD 45-70 CARBINE.

SN 127125. Cal. 45-70. Standard configuration with 22″ rnd bbl, blue and case colors. lock “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873”, case hardened breech “U.S. / MODEL / 1878” and inspectors crisp cartouche opposite lock “SWP / 1881” and script “P” in circle in bottom comb. Bbl has crisp inspector marks on breech. You will not find a better example in such exemplary condition. PROVENANCE: Estate of Tig Sogoian. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall. Gun retains over 95% bright blue and case colors overall with light blemishes unaffecting aesthetics. Stock is sound, well fit with crisp inspectors marks and several small scrapes, scratches and other minor cosmetic blemishes. Mechanics crisp with a bright shiny bore. 50765-2 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2124

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2125

SCARCE SPRINGFIELD 2ND ALLIN CONVERSION RIFLED MUSKET.

SN NSN. Cal. 50-70. Usual configuration with 36-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and 2-position rear sight graduated to three different ranges. The attached conversion breech block is marked “1866” with a Springfield eagle’s head proof. Lockplate has standard Springfield markings with a small eagle and the date “1864”. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with three bands and 2-pc trigger guard with musket buttplate. Front of trigger guard & middle band have sling wires. Left side panel of stock has two crisp cartouches “RPB” (Robert P. Beals) in a rectangle and “ESA” (Erskine S. Allin) in an oval. Bottom of forestock has a slotted head ram rod. While the Allin conversion rifles are not uncommon, they are extraordinarily rare with orig finish. They usually saw hard service and most were relegated to the scrap pile with the advent of the Model 1873 trapdoor rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl may have been lightly cleaned around the breech area to clean some fine pitting, otherwise metal retains most of its orig bright finish. Breech block & extension retain most of their orig black, oil-quenched case hardening, while the lockplate & hammer retain all of their brilliant case colors. Wood is crisp with sharp, clean edges, a few tiny storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. 50997-1 (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2125

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2126

RARE AFRICAN AMERICAN BUFFALO SOLDIER USED MODEL 1873 SPRINGFIELD CARBINE, 9TH US CAVALRY COMPANY “G”.

SN 175865*. Cal. 45-70. This rare “as found” Buffalo Soldier gun showing honest use and saddle wear is complete and orig and based on SN with “*” designating it was a repaired gun made 1881. Stock is marked on back comb “G / 9” designating Company G of the 9th U.S. Cavalry, the most famous of the Buffalo Soldier regiments. In 1881, the Apache War was just ending and the 9th Cavalry was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas. PROVENANCE: Estate of Tig Sogoian. CONDITION: Very good overall, complete matching and all orig. Lock and breech both dated “1873”, discernible bbl proofs and stock proof. 9th Cavalry markings crisp. Stock is well fit with hand worn patina with numerous small dings, dents and other cosmetic blemishes that do not detract from overall aesthetics. Mechanically gun is sound with good discernible rifling. 50765-1 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2126

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2127

MODEL 1868/1878 US SPRINGFIELD RIFLE.

SN 606. Cal. 50-70. Very nice trap door with “1870” dated breech, SN “606” on bbl and breech, buttstock inspected “ESA” and later “SWP / 1881” (Samuel W. Porter). PROVENANCE: Purchased from Robert Abels, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Crisp action with shiny bore, with very light discernible rifling. Traces of color on breech and lock. Stock is sound and solid with hand worn patina, with crisp cartouches, metal overall cleaned and grey. 50925-10 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2127

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2128

SCARCE MODEL 1870 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 50-70. Honest, complete, orig example utilizing 1863 dated Springfield lock. Breechblock properly marked “MODEL 1870” over eagle head, crossed arrows and “US”. 32-1/2″ bbl is standard with discernible cartouches. CONDITION: Gun is very good. Complete and functional overall. Metal shows old cleaning, markings clear and discernible though cartouches are weak as can be seen in photos.. Mechanically gun functions well with good, discernible rifling in bore. Stock is sound and solid with typical storage blemishes 49497-1 (1,250-1,750) – Lot 2128

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2129

EXCEPTIONAL REMINGTON MODEL 1871 ARMY ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 50 CF. 8″ bbl. Single shot case colored Rolling Block pistol with blue finish rnd bbl and 2-pc martially inspected stocks. US inspection “CRS” on left side of butt. Receiver marked “REMINGTONS ILION N.Y. USA PAT MAY 3D NOV 15TH 1864 APRIL 17TH 1866.” P&S proofs evident on left side of receiver with fixed blade front sight and centerfire breech. Approximately 6000 produced Circa 1873-1888. CONDITION: Superb overall condition with most vivid case coloring remaining on frame. Breech block and hammer remain armory bright. Bbl retains most of its period deep blue finish with a very minor loss of finish at left side of muzzle. Bore and chamber are in prime condition being bright and with no evidence of distress. Walnut stocks are above exceptional with no distress and only the slightest of handling marks. Government inspector’s cartouche is vivid and strong. 50925-4 TDW (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2129

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2130

PRIME MODEL 1842 H. ASTON PERCUSSION PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. .54. 8-1/2″ bbl. Dated 1850 on both lock and bbl tang. H. Aston, lock, bbl and swivel type ramrod assembly are still in their orig armory bright. Brass backstrap, buttcap and bbl band are uncleaned and have obtained a pleasant patina. Walnut stocks with proper and very legible “U.S. Government” cartouches. CONDITION: Near arsenal new. Bore and breech face being near bright shed doubt of ever being fired. Nipple still retains most all orig arsenal blue, hammer shows virtually no nipple strike as in near new condition. All U.S. inspectors, dates and inspections are all highly visible and and legible. Would be very difficult to improve upon and would complement any collection. 50671-1 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2130

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2131

GROUP OF 3 US MARTIAL SINGLE-SHOTS SHOWING PROGRESSION BEFORE CIVIL WAR.

SN NSN. Cal. 52. 1) 1837 dated Model 1836 Waters flintlock pistol, standard configuration with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl. Lock forward of hammer “eagle head” over “A. Waters / Millbury, MS. / 1837”. 2) 1843 dated Johnson percussion conversion pistol, standard configuration with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl. Lock forward of hammer “US / R. Johnson / Middn Conn / 1843”. 3) 1851 dated Model 1842 Aston percussion pistol, standard configuration with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass mounted. Lock forward of hammer “US / H. Aston & Co”, rear of hammer “MIDDtn / CONN / 1851”. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Robert Abels, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: All three guns are in fairly very good to fine and orig complete condition with easily discerned markings, inspector cartouches, all cleaned overall grey/bright. Guns are mechanically sound with clear bores. 50925-9 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2131

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2132

MODEL 1836 PISTOL BY ASA WATERS AND ROBERT JOHNSON WITH PERCUSSION CONVERSION.

SN NSN. Cal. 54. 8-1/2″ bbl. Iron mounts with swivel type rammer, walnut 1-pc stock, smooth bore with brass blade front sight. Most prevalently used U.S. pistol of the Mexican War. Originally flintlock, now a percussion conversion as are most of these models. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: A pleasing dark even patina with no evidence of cleaning or restoration. Iron bbl and lock have moderate corrosion with a lighter degree of said corrosion on balance of iron mounts. Walnut stock has slight distress and wood loss at forend tip around rammer and leading edge of lock plate. Bore is dark. Mechanics are fine. 49973-68 TDW (800-1,800) – Lot 2132

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2133

NICE PAIR OF 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN MARTIAL SINGLE SHOT PISTOLS.

SN NSN/NSN. Cal. 54/54. 1) Model 1816 Simeon North, Middletown, CT contract flintlock pistol made circa 1818, standard configuration with 9-1/16″ rnd bbl, brass blade front sight on dbl strapping bbl band, iron mounted, wood ramrod. Gun appears orig and functional. 2) 1849 dated Aston contract Model 1842 percussion pistol, standard configuration, brass mounted with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl. These two guns are a nice contrast between the earlier flint and percussion single shot martial pistols carried by the military prior to the acceptance of the Colt revolvers. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good overall, refinished, cleaned and re-colored, appears orig and complete with cartouche in outline only. 2) Very good overall, bright cartouches, metal cleaned, matching bbl and lock dates, all markings and proofs discernible, old braised repair at front band on left side. Both guns have fine mechanics and clean bores. 51030-1 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2133

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2134

RARE BUTTERFIELD ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 42. Cal. 41. 7″ bbl. Blue finish with silver plated frame. “Butterfields Patent Dec. 11, 1855 and Philada.” stamped on top strap of frame. SN 42 is visible on butt, grip, bbl, and right side of loading lever. No other visible SN’s. 2-pc walnut grips. Only about 640 of these revolvers were made circa 1861-62 and are considered to be secondary U.S. Martial handguns. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a smooth gray-brown patina with considerable traces of blue in protected areas. Frame has a sharp mark with a considerable amount of silver plate remaining. Hammer shows traces of case color. Grips retain nearly all of the varnish finish with high point wear and slight battering at the butt. Cyl does not rotate when cocked. This is a chance to obtain an extremely rare U.S. Martial revolver. 50709-6 TEP (3,000-4,500) – Lot 2134

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2135

ALLEN & WHEELOCK CENTER HAMMER ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 69. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ half-rnd half-oct bbl. Blue finish. 2-pc varnish walnut grips. Bbl shows “Allen & Wheelock Worcester, Mass. U.S. Allen’s pt’s. Jan. 13, 1857 December 15, 1857 and Sept. 7, 1858”. SN appears on left inside of grip strap, on rear face of cyl. Left grip shows number 69. Right grip shows number 199. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains traces of bright blue in protected areas with the balance turning a gray-brown patina. Brass front-sight has a mustard-brown patina. Bbl mark is sharp. Frame retains 50% bright blue overall, blending into a silver-gray patina with very little roughness. Cyl shows 50-60% blue finish, blending with a pleasing plumb-brown patina. Hammer shows traces of case color. Grips retain most of orig varnish finish. Right grip is somewhat battered with a chip out of the heel, and is not orig to this gun. This is a civilian issue revolver made circa 1861-62 with a total quantity estimated at about 700, however, from the frequency of which this piece appears, it would seem that considerably more were made. 50709-7 TEP (3,000-4,500) – Lot 2135

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2136

HISTORIC SHOTGUN PRESENTED TO FREDERICK MULLEN, PATTERSON GUARDS, APRIL 21, 1845 AFTER THE NATIVIST RIOTS OF PHILADELPHIA.

SN NSN. Cal. 12ga. Good Quality engraved import shotgun, marked “SPANG & WALLACE, PHILADELPHIA”, fancy dolphin shaped hammers, with 3 1/8″silver presentation plaque, “PRESENTED BY THE / VOLUNTEER COMPANY OF / PATTERSON GUARDS / TO THEIR LATE CAPTAIN / AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT / PHILA APRIL 21 1845”. In May and July 1844, Philadelphia suffered some of the bloodiest rioting of the antebellum period, as anti-immigrant mobs attacked Irish-American homes and Roman Catholic churches before being suppressed by the militia. Captain Frederick Mullen was in command of the “Hibernia Greens” under Maj. General Patterson during these riots and was in militia on rolls several years previous. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall with some orig brown on bbls, functional and smooth clear bores with pitting. Gun has overall old varnish applied. 51077-2 JS (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2136

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2137

BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY SMOOTH BORE FOWLER MADE IN THE GOLDEN AGE STYLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 62. This beautiful recreation is signed on bbl flat “D H MULFORD MADE JULY 17 AD 1981”. Brass mounted 46″ oct-rnd bbl with engraved bbl flat, tang, buttplate tang, thumbplate and trigger bow. Relief carving is found on bottom of comb, rear of tang and top of buttplate comb. Trigger guard, lock and escutcheon sit on raised mouldings. Stock is beautifully figured and is overall like new condition. CONDITION: Bbl retains most of its bright brown finish with raised relief silver front sight in shape of a bearded face and nose is the bead. Ramrod has horn tip and brass threaded end. Mechanically fine with crisp, shiny bright bore. Stock also excellent and well fit with bright oiled finish. 51028-11 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2137

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2138

EXCEPTIONAL CONTEMPORARY KENTUCKY RIFLE MADE IN GOLDEN AGE STYLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 45. 42″ oct bbl with brass inlay “D.H. BROWN – YAKIMA, WASH. 1975”. This beautiful tiger maple rifle is brass mounted with functional patchbox, engraved silver thumbplate and lozenge-shaped 2-1/2″ American eagle and shield, relief carving, silver wire inlays and engraved brass mounts. Gun appears like new overall. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall. Rifle retains virtually all of its orig red/brown finish on bbl, case colors on lock. Stock bright oil polished, sound and solid with well fit brass and silver mounts with crisp relief carving and inlaid details. About a 1-1/2″ piece of silver wire inlay is missing above silver lozenge-shaped plaque on buttplate. Mechanically crisp with bright shiny like new bore with the finest light rifling marks. 51028-12 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2138

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2139

SILVER TRIMMED AND SIGNED KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK LONG RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 42. 38″ oct bbl with partially discernible initial signature on top of bbl flat. Nicely trimmed with cut-out brass furniture and silver inlays, including eagle and two birds. CONDITION: Very good and sound overall. Stock has inset 6″ repair forward at above, probably re-conversion, is missing 1 of 21 individual silver inlays. Gun is functional, including patchbox with clean bore and crisp rifling. 51046-3 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2139

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2140

CUSTER BATTLEFIELD INDIAN USED RIFLE IN “AS FOUND” CONDITION.

SN NSN. Cal. 50. This wonderful, old Plains rifle sat in some unknown museum with a heavily weathered tag which reads “THIS RIFLE WAS SURRENDERED BY THE SITTING BULL INDIANS AFTER THE CUSTER MASSACRE. THE STOCK HAS BEEN REPAIRED WITH…SIOUX INDIAN”. Portion of tag describing repair is missing, however it is obviously done with old screws, nails and rawhide, no doubt orig and contemporary to era. Once tacked around periphery, now only shafts and holes remain. Very similar Plains rifles are found pictured in Custer Battle Guns by John S. Dumont. Regardless, this is a no doubt a Plains Indian used rifle. CONDITION: Sound and solid as a relic. Iron pitted overall, uncleaned. Bbl is maker marked forward of sight, but is indiscernible due to rust. Stock has erosion on top comb. Bottom of buttplate broken a long time, well patinaed wood and brass. Stock has numerous small scuffs and blemishes, but overall a wonderful “as found” relic with orig pasted tag easily discerned. 50327-1 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2140

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2141

“AS FOUND” PERCUSSION KENTUCKY LONG RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 48. 37″ oct smooth bore bbl with fixed rear sight. Lock marked “R S CLARK / WARRANTED”. Once a flintlock, this gun has been converted to percussion and appears in that configuration with pleasant patina and color. CONDITION: Very good overall. Dark overall, iron has plum/brown patina, brass has mustard patina, stock is sound retaining much of its applied orig black surface, hand worn patina, pitting around breech. Breech tang is too small for the orig inset in stock and tang screw is newer replacement. 51046-4 JS (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2141

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2142

FLINTLOCK FOWLER, TWO 18TH CENTURY POWDER HORNS AND RARE EARLY 1ST EDITION FIREARMS REFERENCE BOOK COLLECTION.

1) Fowler, 1833 dated, 42″ rnd bbl, brass mounted. 2) 18″ powder horn with crudely scrimshawed map of “New York”, two sailing ships and other motifs. Large wooden plug held by 9 brass pins retaining old carved wood plug. Lot also contains a small 6-1/2″ powder horn with good patina and 8 gun reference books including: 1st Edition Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age, Joe Kidig, Jr., 1968; 1st Edition Colt Firearms 1836-1954, James E. Serven, 1964; 1st Edition The Pennsylvania Kentucky Rifle, Henry J. Kaufmann, 1960; 1st Edition signed and numbered 1 of 2500 A Pictorial History of U.S. Single Shot Martial Pistols, James M. Kalman & C. Meade Patterson; 1st Edition Manhattan Firearms, Waldo E. Nuttter, 1958 and 3 other titles. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Robert Abels, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: 1) Very good overall, possibly reconverted. Not taken apart. Discernible markings and solid stock. Solid, old wood ramrod. 2) Discernible scrimshaw and “N.I. CO. B NO. 30”. Large gash in butt from time of use, into horn with two nail repairs. Overall, hand worn patina and very good. Books are all average, very good to fine, though dust jackets are generally torn, chipped and damaged. But contents crisp; good hinges. 50925-11 JS (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2142

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2143

SPECTACULAR CONTEMPORARY FLINTLOCK JAEGER RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 56. 31″ bbl. Highly figured tiger striped maple incise carved full-length stock heavily swamped oct bbl with large Davis waterproof flint lock. Traditional Jaeger pattern iron trigger guard and set triggers. Sliding inletted patchbox with traditional Jaeger buttplate. Drift adjustable low profile front blade sight with classic Jaeger folding leaf rear sight. Three oct rod pipes and traditional Jaeger sling mounts with a small stylized marking believed to be the initials F.P. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Spectacular near new condition. An exhibition grade Jaeger of contemporary manufacture. Hand made to the highest standard. Bbl is deeply rust-blued and is perfect. Iron mounts inclusive of lock and side plate have been lightly nitre blued and are most attractive. Prominent Jaeger cheek rest has incised carved scroll and vine with delicate wire inlay as a finial. A small starburst being white and black of an unknown material is inlaid into cheek rests. Horn forend tip and rod tip. Wood has a hand-rubbed oil finish and is done to the highest degree. A true piece of contemporary mechanical art. 50595-45 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2143

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2144

FINE CIVIL WAR SPENCER RIFLE.

SN 3420. Cal. 52. Standard configuration, 30″ bbl of desirable early Civil War rifle. Gun is sound and solid with crisp action and excellent bore, with strong traces of finish. Especially nice mark on top of breech “SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO BOSTON MASS / PAT’D MARCH 6 1860”. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. All matching and complete. Metal is a mottled grey/plum overall, with scattered areas of staining and pitting, traces of finish are found on bands, nosecap and breech in protected areas. Forestock appears better than buttstock, most likely a later edition. Buttstock sound and solid with numerous cosmetic defects. Inspector initials “DAP” stamped on top of comb. Crisp action and bright shiny bore. 51046-7 JS (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2144

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2145

EXTREMELY FINE 1863 DATED COLT SPECIAL CONTRACT CIVIL WAR MUSKET WITH BAYONET.

SN NSN. Cal. 58. This is a typical “as found” apparently surplus, unfired musket retaining much of its orig finish with crisp cartouches, perfect mechanics and a mint shiny bore. Standard configuration with 40″ bbl, eagle stamped on bolster above “U.S. / COLTS Pt F.A.Mfg Co / HARTFORD CT” and rear of hammer “1863” which is also found on top of bbl along with “VP” over “eagle head proof”. CONDITION: Very fine Overall. Metal is mostly smooth, bright/grey with small areas of staining and pitting. Stock is sound with sharp edges, only a few minor small cosmetic blemishes; bayonet fits gun well with matching patina. Mechanically fine with bright, shiny bore. 51002-1 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2145

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2146

FINE CIVIL WAR REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE.

SN NSN. Popular 1863 dated Remington rifle patterned after Model 1841 Mississippi rifle. Lock and bbl both dated “1863” and lock marked forward of hammer with “American eagle” over “U.S.” and “REMINGTON’S / ILION, NY”. Good cartouches. PROVENANCE: Purchase from Robert Abels, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: Very good to fine, orig and complete, except for ramrod. Bbl is overall grey/blue. Hammer has traces of case colors. Markings all discernible. Some pitting around breech where fired. Stock is sound and solid with crisp cartouches. Brass polished bright, toned to a yellow patina. Mechanically sound with crisp bore with scattered areas of pitting. 50925-7 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2146

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2147

STATE OF NEW JERSEY “SUSSEX BRIGADE” MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

SN NSN. Cal. 69. Nice, solid example of an orig and complete “MT. WICKHAM / PHILA” marked lock Model 1816 flintlock inspected in wood and bbl “GF” (George Flegal). Standard configuration with 42″ rnd smooth bore bbl. CONDITION: Gun is overall grey/white. Bbl has been cleaned, scattered staining and pitting, crisp markings “SNJ” boldly stamped on bbl and stock opposite lock showing State of New Jersey ownership under and over orig U.S. proofs. Bottom of stock “SUSSEX BRIGADE” markings discernible. 51030-20 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2147

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2148

1860 DATED CIVIL WAR MODEL 1855 SPRINGFIELD RIFLED MUSKET.

SN NSN. Cal. 58. This is a nice solid example of a complete and orig gun that was the most advanced longarm in the Union army at start of war. Model 1861’s would soon supersede the 55’s with obsolete Maynard tape priming device. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Gun appears orig throughout with 1859 dated bbl and 1860 dated lock. Markings are all discernible. There are additional unidentified rack markings and buttplate. The rear sight fits well but is for a later gun. Ramrod is correct style, though missing threading. Mechanically functional with well defined rifling. Fairly sharp bore. 51028-14 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2148

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2149

ARSENAL CONVERSION OF MODEL 1816 FLINT TO PERCUSSION RIFLED MUSKET.

SN 146. Cal. 69. Typical U. S. arsenal conversion just prior to the Civil War replacing breech and bolsters with percussion blocks, adding rear sights and scratch rifling bores to accept the new 69 Cal. Minie balls added to the arsenals just prior to the Civil War. These guns saw hard service in the early 1861-62 campaigns prior to being replaced with the Model 1861 Springfield’s. This gun was orig 1827 dated flintlock Springfield prior to conversion and still bears most of its proofs from that time frame. CONDITION: Very good overall, orig and matching. Mechanically sound. No discernible scratch rifling and bore is bright and still mics at 69 Cal. 51028-13 JS (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2149

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2150

EXCEPTIONAL CIVIL WAR WARNER CARBINE BY GREENE RIFLE WORKS.

SN 2309. Cal. 56-50. Bbl length is 20″. Brass hinged breech action with carbine ring and bar marked “GREENE RIFLE WORKS WORCESTER MASS. PAT. FEB. 1864”. 20″ armory bright bbl with folding rear staff sight graduated to 800 yards. 2-pc walnut stocks with rear swivel and brass butt. One of approximately 2500 contracted by James Warner for his military contract of 1864. Widely issued to Massachusetts and Wisconsin cavalry regiments. CONDITION: Very fine overall as brass receiver has mellowed to a light uncleaned mustard patina. Armory bright bbl has obtained a slight amount of patina more so towards muzzle. 2-pc walnut stocks are very fine with one very minor stress crack from shrinkage at wrist. A later application of finish has been applied but is aesthetically pleasing. Bore and mechanics are fine inclusive of the patented extractor which is normally failing. A very prime example. 50399-1 TDW (3,500-4,500) – Lot 2150

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2151

LOT OF 4 CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION ARMS.

SN 232783/2383/C22293/8433. 1) Cal. 31. SN 232783 Colt Model 1849 pocket model, standard configuration with 4″ oct bbl, made in 1863. 2) Cal. 36. SN 2383 scarce Metropolitan Arms Company copy of Colt Model 1862 Police, standard configuration with 4-1/2″ bbl, no bbl address. Flayderman noted a total of about 1150 unmarked specimens were made. 3) Cal. 52. SN C22293 Sharps New Model 1863 carbine, typical fine, assembled gun from parts, standard configuration with 22″ rnd bbl. 4) Cal. 36. SN 8433 Savage Navy revolver, standard configuration with 7-1/4″ oct bbl, unique “figure 8” dbl action triggers. “SAVAGE R.F.A. CO. MIDDLETOWN. CT / H.S. NORTH PATENTED JUNE 17 1856 / JANUARY 18 1859 MAY 15 1860”. marked on top strap. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Robert Abels, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: 1) Fine as refinished. Retaining most of its refinished blue and case colors. Stocks retain 95%+ orig factory varnish. Markings are very good. Missing front sight, crisp action, shiny bore. 2) Very good to fine overall, retaining traces of finish in protected areas. Crisp action and shiny bore. Missing bbl latch. 3) Very good to fine as assembled, bbl SNd 119XX. No inspector cartouche, forestock with raised grain. Buttstock average. Muted case colors on buttplate. Gun is overall blue/grey with pitting as refinished, though breech and lever retain orig finish. Crisp action with shiny, bright bore. 4) Very good as refinished. Functional with well discerned bore. 50925-6 JS (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2151

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2152

EXCEPTIONAL CIVIL WAR SMITH CARBINE.

SN 8203. Cal. 50. About 30,000 of these well made carbines were made for the Civil War, this is a very fine example retaining most of its orig finish that conforms to the standard configuration of this arm with part oct bbl. This gun is properly iron mounted, case colored & blued. On the left side of breech is marked “ADDRESS/POULTNEY&TRIMBLE/BALTIMORE, U.S.A.” and “SMITH’S PATENT/JUNE 23 1857″, and also the 3-line markings on the contractor, “MANUFACTURED BY/AM’N M’CH’N WKS/SPRINGFIELD MASS”. CONDITION: Overall very fine to excellent condition, retaining 95% orig blue turned mostly plum on bbl with fine bore and crisp bright rifling, mechanically fine. Case colored frame & hammer exhibit over 90% bright case colors with remainder silver/brown. Trigger guard, breech band & buttstock ferrule retain over 80% orig blue. Stocks are fine overall, with some raised grain, bright inspector cartouches and sub-inspectors initials. 51028-15 JS (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2152

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2153

CIVIL WAR USED SHARPS PERCUSSION CARBINE.

SN 79828. Cal. 52. This well used carbine shows honest saddle wear, discernibly marked in standard configuration with 22″ rnd bbl. CONDITION: All orig “NEW MODEL 1863” marked bbl, but still utilizing earlier 1859 stock with patchbox, wood well fit with numerous small cosmetic blemishes, inspector cartouches are weak. Metal overall is dark grey/brown, mechanically sound with good bore. 51046-1 JS (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2153

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2154

SUPERIOR MAYNARD SECOND MODEL CIVIL WAR ISSUED CARBINE.

SN 5316. Cal. 50. Bbl length 20″. Case colored single shot receiver with arsenal blue bbl with 3-leaf military rear sight. 1-pc walnut martially inspected buttstock with standard steel military buttplate. Manufactured by “MASS ARMS CO. CHICOPEE FALLS”. Single shot percussion with carbine ring and bar. CONDITION: Dark but vivid case colors with very slight loss on frame at upper tang and lever. Most all rich arsenal blue remains on bbl with a very slight amount of loss at muzzle. Hammer and trigger retain most all of their respective nitre blue finish as do the receiver screws. Martially inspected walnut stock is superb with excellent strong cartouches on left side. Very minor and slight period scratches appear on right side of stock from storage. Buttplate has turned a mellow patina and is excellent. Bore and chamber are armory bright and as new. An exceptionally fine Civil War carbine. 50385-6 TDW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2154

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2155

CIVIL WAR MERRILL TYPE I CARBINE.

SN 7613. Cal. 54. 22″ bbl. Popular Civil War brass mounted carbine carried by Col. Griersons’s Raiders during the Civil War. John Wayne portrayed Grierson in “The Horse Soldiers” though he and his men did not carry them in the movie; they did, throughout Louisiana and the west. Brass mounted, well worn, complete and functional. Bore is clean and rifling is well defined. Lock is marked “JH Merrill Balto./Pat. July, 1858/APL9,May 21-28-61” and SN 7613 as is stamped on breech which is also marked “JH Merrill Balto./Pat. July 1858”. CONDITION: Gun overall is good to very good with good markings, smooth grey metal, several reductions and erosion in stock. This gun shows honest use with discernible saddle wear; only residual remains of a cartouche are visible. Mechanically functional with discernible rifling in bore. 51030-19 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2155

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2156

SUPERB MAYNARD SECOND MODEL CARBINE DATED 1865.

SN 22430. Cal. 50. Maynard Type II Carbine 50 caliber with 20″ rnd to oct bbl with 3-leaf folding rear sight and fix blade front. SN “22430” and dated “1865” on tang. 1-pc walnut stock with 2 very prominent inspectors cartouches on left side. Right side of receiver marked “Manufactured by.Mass.Arms.Co., Chicopee Falls”. Deeply case colored receiver with rust blue bbl and hammer. The Maynard Carbine was extensively used in the United States Civil War. predominantly by U.S. Calvary regiments. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with most rust blue remaining on bbl and hammer. Case colors on receiver are somewhat dark and mottled, but are quite prevalent. The upper and lower tangs both have evidence of slight neglect with salt and pepper patina. 1-pc walnut stock is exceptionally fine with no cracks or serious abuse. Bore and chamber are bright and shiny and give the impression of being never used. Mechanics are sharp and crisp. A very minor cleaning would be very beneficial and would improve this carbine drastically. 51030-16 TDW (1,800-2,500) – Lot 2156

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2157

PAIR OF FINE CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CARBINES.

SN 4565/8185. Cal. 52/54. 1) early 5th Model Burnside carbine, standard configuration, retaining lots of orig finish, bright minty bore and crisp action. 2) Gwyn & Campbell, standard configuration, great bore and action. Both guns have good markings and well discerned inspector cartouches and a great opportunity to buy two excellent Civil War carbines for the price of one. CONDITION: 1) Fine overall, 70-80% orig finish overall with light pitting and staining. Stocks are sound with cosmetic blemishes, discernible cartouches, crisp action and bright shiny bore. 2) Very good, cleaned and refinished, missing rear sight, discernible cartouche, mechanically crisp with discernible rifling in pitted bore. 51030-17 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2157

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2158

FINE GROUP OF THREE CLASSIC CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION COLT AND REMINGTON REVOLVERS.

SN 117082/166727/216951. 1) Cal. 44. SN 117082 Remington New Model Army, standard configuration with 8″ oct bbl. Inspector cartouche and sub-inspectors marks on most parts. 2) Cal. 36. SN 166727 Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver, made in 1863, standard configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl. 3) Cal. 31. SN 216951 Colt Model 1849 pocket model, standard configuration with 4″ bbl made in 1862. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Robert Abels, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: 1) Very good overall, all matching, except cylinder (#6874). Matching grey/bright metal. Sound well fit grips with crisp cartouche on left side. 2) All matching very good overall, about 50%+ discernible rolled Naval battle scene, metal overall grey with scattered pitting, good markings, well fit grips. 3) Very good overall. About half discernible cylinder scene. All matching, except wedge (#2419), good markings. Well fit grips, retaining most of their orig varnish, with moderate edge wear. All three guns are mechanically sound, functional with crisp, discernible bores. 50925-5 JS (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2158

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2159

REMINGTON-BEALS NAVY MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 673. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish. Brass trigger guard with 2-pc walnut grips. Bbl is marked “Beals Patent Sept. 14, 1858 manufactured by Remington Ilion, N.Y.”. SN is stamped on bottom flat of bbl and on left side of grip frame under grip. No military proofs were observed. A collector’s inventory number is written in white ink on butt. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 50-60% blue, drifting somewhat into a plumb-brown patina, with high point wear. Bbl address is somewhat faint but has not been polished, only unevenly rolled. SN is sharp. Frame retains 20-30% blue overall, with the balance being a silver-gray patina. Brass trigger guard has a mustard patina. Hammer shows a considerable amount of blue finish. Cyl is a gray-brown patina overall, with traces of blue. Grips are very good with only slight scratching and dents overall. A very nice example of a civilian issue Remington Beals Model Navy revolver. 50709-4 TEP (3,000-4,500) – Lot 2159

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2160

C.P.S. PETTENGILL ARMY REVOLVER U.S. ISSUE.

SN 4502. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish. 2-pc walnut grips. Top strap is marked, “Pettengill patent 1856” and “patent July 22, 1856” and “July 27, 1858”. Patented November 4, 1862 on frame in front of trigger guard. “WW” inspector marks are present at the breech end of the bbl, left side of frame, cyl, and butt of grip. SN is seen on butt of grip strap. There is a partially visible acceptance cartouche on left grip. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Good to very good. Revolver shows generous traces of blue finish overall, blending with a gray-brown patina with some roughness at muzzle end of bbl. Cyl shows 20-30% blue finish. All markings are sharp and clear. Grips have a legible cartouche with high point wear and no missing pieces. One of 2,000 purchased by the U.S. Ordinance Department between October 1862 and January 1863. These revolvers were issued to the Third Michigan Cavalry, the Third and Fifth Missouri Militia, the First Arkansas, Third Illinois, and the Third Kentucky. An opportunity to obtain a relatively rare U.S. Martial Arm issued during the Civil War. 50709-1 TEP (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2160

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2161

EXTREMELY FINE ROGERS & SPENCER MARTIALLY MARKED ARMY MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 2154. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl. One of approximately 5000 produced in 1865 for the U.S. Department of War. 7-1/2″ oct bbl with blue finish overall. 6-shot percussion revolver with 2-pc walnut grips with nickel silver escutcheons prominent marked “RPB” by U.S. inspector. Matching numbers throughout, with top strap marked “Rogers & Spencer, Utica, N.Y.” All major components numbered to match. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with most bright blue finish remaining, having slight finish loss due to flaking. Strong case colors on hammer and bright polish remains on trigger. 2-pc walnut grips have minor crack at heel from period impact. A slight amount of finish loss on front and backstraps of grip from carry, balance is a pleasant patina. 50925-3 TDW (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2161

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2162

GROUP OF CIVIL WAR ERA ARMS AND ACCOUTREMENTS.

SN NSN,NSN, NSN. 1) Cal. 22. Sharps 4-bbl brass frame pepperbox. 2) Cal. 40. Philadelphia-style Deringer, 6″ overall, 2-5/8″ bbl including breech. 3) Civil War US belt buckle. 4) Colt dbl-sided eagle and stars pistol flask. 5) Reproduction CS cartridge box plate. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Robert Abels, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: Both guns are functional, including pepperbox which properly rotates firing pin. Other items good to very good. 50925-1 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2162

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2163

JOSLYN ARMY MODEL REVOLVER WITH NAVAL INSPECTOR MARK ON BARREL.

SN 1812. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl. Blue finish. Checkered 2-pc walnut grips. Bbl is marked, “B.F. Joslyn/Patd. May 4, 1858”. Frame and cyl are unmarked. SN is stamped on buttcap of grip. SN is also stamped on bottom flat of the bbl, followed by a small anchor over inspector no. 23. No. 23 also appears on side of rammer and plunger. SN is also present on butt of frame under grip cap and on the inside of each grip. These marks would indicate purchase by the U.S. Navy, although this revolver falls outside of the SN range of accepted purchases. This is the standard model with a seldom seen steel buttcap. Trigger guard is made of iron. About 2,500 of this model were produced. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Revolver retains a generous amount of blue finish overall, that is blending into a smooth gray-brown patina. Bbl markings are clear, SN markings are clear and sharp. Grips are very good with sharp checkering. Only 100 Joslyn revolvers were purchased by the Navy. This revolver is not in the accepted range, yet bears the naval acceptance mark. A very rare Joslyn revolver with a possible naval connection. 50709-8 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2163

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2164

METROPOLITAN ARMS CO. NAVY MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 2038. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. Varnished 1-pc walnut grip. SN’s match on frame, bbl, wedge, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Grips were not removed, but appear orig. Top bbl flap is marked, “Metropolitan Arms Company New York”. Cyl is marked, “New Orleans April 1862” on the front periphery with Naval cylinder scene. Frame is unmarked. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 20% blue finish blending to a gray-brown patina overall, with high point wear and sharp bbl address. Frame is a gray-brown patina overall. Grips straps retain 80% of the silver finish. There is a small chip missing on the lower left side of the bbl lug. Cyl retains 70-80% blue finish, with a nearly complete cyl scene and sharp markings. Grip shows nearly all of the varnish finish with high point wear and some scratches and dents. A nice example of a Metropolitan Navy revolver of which about 6,063 were manufactured circa 1864-66. 50709-15 TEP (2,500-3,750) – Lot 2164

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2165

VERY GOOD SAVAGE NORTH 36 CALIBER NAVY REVOLVER OF THE CIVIL WAR.

SN 686. Cal. 36. SN 686 with 7-1/8″ bbl. 2-pc walnut grips with brass escutcheons with evident cartouche on bottom of left grip. Unique lever cocking design with heart shaped trigger guard and rim cocking lever. 6-shot with loading lever. Brass post-type front sight with fixed pillar type rear sight. Marked on top strap “Savage RFA Co., Middletown, Conn., H.S. North patented June 17, 1856, January 18, 1859, May 15, 1860”. Small “h” sub-inspector markings can be found on left side of bbl and left side of rammer. CONDITION: Bore and mechanics are very fine. Unusual cocking mechanism functions properly. Finish overall has somewhat silvered out and is now an even dove grey color. Grips are fine overall with no breaks or cracks, however, both grips suffer slight material loss at corners at bottom of grips. 51030-2 TDW (1,800-2,500) – Lot 2165

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2166

FREEMAN ARMY MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 482. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue finish. 2-pc American walnut grips. Top straps are marked “Freeman’s pat. Dec. 9, 1862 / Hoard’s Armory, Watertown, N.Y.”. SN is stamped on frame in front of SN, on loading lever, on bottom of bbl, and on rear face of cyl. Spring retainers on center pin latches with narrow recoil shield. 1 of only about 2,000 made, these revolvers are considered a secondary U.S. Martial handgun by collectors. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl is a smooth plumb-brown patina with blue in protected areas. Frame retains 50-60% blue finish, blending with a plumb-brown patina. Cyl shows a plumb-brown patina overall, with a slight drag mark. Hammer shows traces of case color. Grips are very good with only minuscule handmarks. This is a fine example of a rare U.S. Secondary Martial handgun. 50709-3 TEP (3,000-4,500) – Lot 2166

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2167

SAVAGE REVOLVER NAVY MODEL.

SN NSN. Cal. 36. 7″ bbl. Blue finish. 2-pc walnut grips. Top strap marked “Savage R.F.A. Company Middletown, CT H.S. North patented 1856, 1859, and 1860”. No visible marks with the exception of a “M” inspector mark on grip frame under left grip. Left grip shows remnants of acceptance cartouche and the name “Oliver” scratched on upper side. Right grip is scratched “Tark”. CONDITION: Good. Revolver is dark-brown patina overall with some roughness and dents on the bbl. Cyl is a gray-brown patina overall. Grips show remnants of a cartouche and are battered on the butt end. Chips are missing from either toe of the grip. A total of 11,984 were sold to the U.S. Government during the Civil War. A nice representative example of a Civil War Period handgun. 50988-6 TEP (800-1,500) – Lot 2167

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2168

MASS ARMS ADAMS PATENT REVOLVER NAVY MODEL U.S. ISSUE.

SN 376. Cal. 36. 6″ oct bbl. Blue finish. Checkered 2-pc walnut grips. Top strap is marked, “Manufactured by Mass Arms Chicoppe Falls”. Left of frame marked, “Adams patent May 3, 1858” on left side and “Patent June 3, 1856” on right side. Loading lever is marked, “Kerr’s patent/April 14, 1857”. SN is stamped on the forward left side of the frame and on cyl. Military inspector “A” is found on the frame and loading lever. Inspector mark “T” is found on the trigger guard and backstrap. “T” and “A” are also stamped on the cyl behind the SN. Left side of grip bears a “JT” cartouche in a rectangle. A total of 1,000 were made, of which about 600 were purchased by the U.S. Government. This example being one of the later. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Frame has a mottled gray finish overall with some bright blue visible in protected areas. Patent on left side of frame has been dbl struck. All other markings are clear. Cyl is a gray-brown patina with clear markings. Grips are very good with sharp checkering and clear cartouche. A chance to obtain a very rare U.S. Martial revolver. 50709-5 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2168

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2169

SCARCE MASSACHUSETTS ARMS NAVY MODEL ADAMS REVOLVER.

SN 342. Cal. 36. 6″ oct bbl with Adams patent side loading rammer marked “Patent June 3, 1856” on right side of frame with “Massachusetts Arms Co.” markings on top of frame. SN “342” on frame. 1-pc checkered walnut grips that are martially inspected with two U.S. Government cartouches visible, one on each side at bottom. Side mounting loading lever with “Kerr’s Patent April 14, 1857”, and has sub-inspector’s markings “A” on lever and “T” on frame. A very uncommon U.S. Marshall revolver with only approximately 600 being procured by the U.S. Government. CONDITION: Fine overall, with very good bore and mechanics. Metal has lost most finish and is an even dove grey. Grips are quite fine with solid checkering, visible cartouches with slight nicks and scratches consistent with age. Grip screw is not present, but is not needed for holding grips in place. 51030-3 TDW (1,800-2,500) – Lot 2169

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2170

STARR ARMS COMPANY MODEL 1858 DOUBLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER U.S. ISSUE.

SN 5802. Cal. 44. 6″ bbl. Blue finish. 1-pc American walnut grip. Left side of frame marked “Starr Arms Company, New York”. Right side of frame is marked “Starr Arms Company, January 15, 1856”. SN is stamped at front of frame with an “S” inspector mark below it. SN is also stamped on cyl. Grip shows acceptance cartouches on both sides. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a gray-brown patina with blue in protected areas, especially under loading lever. Loading lever shows traces of case color, as does the hammer. Frame markings are sharp and clear. Frame retains 30-40% blue finish, drifting into a plumb-brown patina. Cyl shows traces of blue with balance a plumb-brown patina. Grip has handling marks and dents overall. Cartouches are faint but visible, on both sides. 1 of about 23,000 manufactured for service during the Civil War. 50709-2 TEP (1,750-2,500) – Lot 2170

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2171

FINE CIVIL WAR STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 27509. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 8″ rnd bbl, dovetail half moon front sight with rear sight a groove in the hammer nose. Right side of frame marked “STARRS PATENT JAN. 15 1856”, left side marked “STARR ARMS. CO. NEW YORK”. Cylinder is unfluted with 6 chambers and 12 stop notches. Mounted with uncheckered 1-pc walnut grip with military inspector cartouches on each side. Various parts have small inspector initials, including bbl, frame, top strap, cylinder and grips. There were about 32,000 of these revolvers produced 1863-1865 of which the government purchased about 25,000. Though this gun was made in large quantities, survival rates, especially in high orig condition are quite scarce. CONDITION: Fine overall. Bbl, frame and cylinder retain about 40% orig blue finish with areas of staining and some blue fading to plum. Hammer and loading assembly retain muted case colors with staining and light pitting. Trigger guard and grip straps are grey. 1-pc grip is sound and solid with edge wear, hand worn patina; inspector cartouches are discernible with wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some pitting. 51030-7 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2171

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2172

BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF WARNER’S FIRST PERCUSSION AND LAST CARTRIDGE POCKET REVOLVERS.

SN 227/1495. 1) Cal. 28. 3-3/4″ rnd bbl, 6-shot percussion revolver made about 1858 marked on top strap “JAMES WARNER SPRINGFIELD MASS USA”. This gun is in beautiful, complete and original condition retaining most of its original finish. 2) Cal. 30RF. 3″ rnd bbl, 5-shot blued cyl marked “WARNERS PATENT 1857”. This gun like its partner is in beautiful condition retaining most of its blue and silver plated finish. PROVENANCE: Estate of Tig Sogoian. CONDITION: Both guns are extremely fine overall. Both fully functional with crisp bright bores. Both guns have well fit grips retaining most of their orig varnish. 50765-4 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2172

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2173

FINE CASED PAIR OF FLINTLOCK DUELERS BY FIELD & PARKER OF LONDON.

SN NSN. Cal. 50. 10″ swamped bbls with gold banded breeches. Nicely makers marked on top “Field & Parker”. Full length English walnut stocks with elaborately decorated iron mounts, and ugly face buttcap with high stirrups. Gold lined touch holes and waterproof, best quality flint locks. Possibly made for lower Colonial use. Heavy English double casing with loading tools, spring compressors, flints and flask, has a retailers label of “Riviere / Oxford Street / London”. CONDITION: Very fine overall condition as seen with mechanics and bores being excellent. Stocks are solid with several minor repairs having been professionally done at a much earlier date. Bbls have developed a pleasant patina as have locks and trigger bow, ugly face buttcaps are in exceptionally good condition and are quite pleasing. Casing is quite fine with very good lining and equipage. Solid hinges and handles with no evident issues. 50674-2 TDW (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2173

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2174

FINE PAIR OF WOGDON FLINTLOCK DUELING PISTOLS.

SN NSN. Cal. 44. Fine pair of flintlock pistols by highly regarded London maker circa 1780. Guns measure about 14″ overall with 9″ bbls engraved “Wogdon London” with gold touch holes. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London gunmakers proofs and “RW” (Robert Wogdon). Florally engraved breech irons have shallow U-notch sights. Flintlocks have beautifully filed and chamfered serpentine cocks, and bridled frizzens with springs that terminate in bulbous heads. Nicely chamfered lockplates with rebated tapered tails have rear sliding safeties. Chamfers are engraved with double lines, and “Wogdon” under pans. European walnut stocks extend to muzzles. Round iron ramrod pipes are nicely figured with beaded ends. Engraved iron trigger guards have pineapple finials. Set triggers. Flat sided rounded butts have engraved steel caps. Wood ramrods have horn tips. CONDITION: Guns appear fine overall retaining mottled brown finish which appears freshened. Trigger guards retain about half of their bright orig fire blue with traces of blue on other steel mounts. Markings are crisp with scattered areas of light pitting. Stocks have matching refinished surface with a well restored broken wrist on one gun. Mechanically actions are crisp & bores are clear & smooth with bright breeches, light rust staining. Accompanying case is perhaps of the period though could be a newer edition made for display with a bright steel marked 32 bore single cavity ball mold (guns are 28 bore), circular powder flask with measure, steel oiler & loose balls which is overall very good. 50498-1 (6,000-9,000) – Lot 2174

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2175

VERY FINE PAIR OF JOHANN ANDREAS KEUCHENREUTER (1716 – 1795) FLINTLOCK PISTOLS.

SN NSN. Cal. 50. 10″ bbl. Flintlock gentleman’s belt pistols with extensive silver inlay and makers marked to Keuchenreuter. A pair numbered 1 and 2, with set triggers and small 3 leaf folding rear sight. Very lightly stained European walnut, relief carved with Germanic vines and scroll. Silver washed furniture with top shelf quality waterproof locks. Horn tips at forend and rod tips. Displayed in an attractive glass front casing of modern production, with fine quality powder flask, having trap base for holding flints and a ball reserve. CONDITION: Very fine as restored, European walnut stocks are excellent with no traces of breakage or distress. Raised carving is sharp and quite elegant. Trigger bow, buttcap and rod ferules are pleasantly silver washed with a mild tarnish leaving them very pleasant. Bores are elegantly multi-grooved rifled and are in very fine condition. Locks and mechanics function well and crisply. 50856-1 TDW (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2175

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2176

SUPERB 18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUS WITH STEEL BARREL.

SN NSN. Cal. 1.5 bore. 18th Century flintlock Blunderbus. 32″ overall with 17″ bbl with dual wedding bands and having a diameter of 1.5″ at muzzle. Brass mounts with incise and relief engraving. Brass sideplate is a very fine restoration. Walnut stock has a very old dark stain finish covered with a period varnish. Very light incise carving of a shell to the rear of tang. English brown best type lock with what appears to be all orig parts. Still retains its proper steel ramrod. Possible low countries or even American origin. CONDITION: Fine overall, with metal finish having somewhat of a soft dove grey patina. Brass furniture has a very pleasant mellow patina throughout with no evidence of recent cleaning. 1-pc darkly stained walnut stock has several repaired cracks about the lock and forend with no wood loss whatsoever. 51030-14 TDW (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2176

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2177

EXCEPTIONAL JOSEPH HENRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL 1807 – 1808.

SN NSN. Cal. 54. 10″ bbl. Full length walnut stock with brass buttcap, trigger guard and single rod ferule. Fluted “J. Henry” marked flint lock. Bbl prominently marked “P” for proof with unknown “WW” markings below proof. CONDITION: Exceptional overall, with very fine walnut stock with minor crack at rod channel and diminutive chip at butt above cap. Numerous older minor abrasions with very minimal material loss. Bbl and tang are very fine with mild corrosion in bore and very pleasing dove gray patina overall. Mechanics are crisp and functional. A very fine example a quite rare American flintlock martial or contract pistol. 50541-3 TDW (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2177

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2178

SILVER AND CORAL MOUNTED OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 61. Impressive circa 1810 Ottoman flintlock pistol with 12″ bbl which is engraved, proofed and marked “ELAZARINO” with Ottoman marks and engraving. Other than about 8″ of bbl and lock, pistol is totally covered with fine silver filigree, with 3 red coral cabochons and sheet silver buttcap with similarly filigree decorated buttcap. CONDITION: Very good overall. Filigree work is 99% intact. Engraving on bbl worn but all discernible. Chiseled engraving on lock and hammer. Lock, cock and frizzen all polished bright. Mechanically functional with smooth bore with pitting. 50702-1 JS (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2178

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2179

EXCELLENT ENGLISH SUPERIMPOSED FLINTLOCK GENTLEMAN’S BELT PISTOL BY TWIGG.

SN NSN. Cal. 45. Two bbl superimposed flintlock with rotating drum as to select either top or bottom bbl or both to be fired at the same time. 3″ bbls, 8-1/2″ overall, blue finish with walnut 1-pc grip. Engraved on sides of lock with Stands of Flags in a patriotic motif. Left side is engraved in the same manner but with the initials “TB” that has been identified as being Twigg of London. CONDITION: Very fine overall, as having been refinished many years prior. Engraving and markings are sharp, bbls are very fine and turn screw off for removal with ease. 1-pc walnut grip is in fine condition with no cracks, chips or material loss. Mechanics are fine with rotating drum functioning properly as does cock and trigger. 51030-8 TDW (1,800-2,800) – Lot 2179

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2180
Revised: 9/21/2016

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RICHLY DECORATED OTTOMAN FLINTLOCK RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 65. 55″ overall with a 40″ tapered bbl with entirety of stock covered in silver plated brass sheathing attached with iron and decorative brass pins. 6 bbl bands decorated in-suite. Sheathing is all repousse with floral designs with large panels on buttstocks of bird atop a tree and another of the same kind of interesting tree with fruit. This is an interesting early 19th century musket with iron ramrod. CONDITION: Broken just forward of trigger guard with very old soldered repair in sheathing, wood broken beneath, 20-30% orig silver plate in protected areas, specially on buttstock, otherwise light mustard patina. Iron is cleaned, overall grey/bright, with European lock maker and bbl proofs partially discernible. Mechanically, lock functions with clear bore. 50702-2 JS (4,000-7,000) – Lot 2180

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2181

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ELABORATE ENDO PERIOD JAPANESE MATCHLOCK RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. 41″ bbl. Lightly swamped oct bbl with integral front and rear sights. full-length wood stocks that are to be believed made of teak are heavily decorated with chrysanthemum inlays of brass and copper on all sides. Matchlock action is made of brass as is both bbl bands, trigger and buttcap. Bbl is ornately inlaid in brass and silver with a large dragon figure and the Royal Chrysanthemum seal. Made during the Endo Period (1603-1868). These rifles known as “Tanegashima” were influenced after the importation of three matchlock rifles purchased from the Portuguese in 1543. CONDITION: Very fine overall with excellent stocks that have two very minor previously repaired cracks at forend tip. Chrysanthemum and dragon inlays are exceptional and would greatly benefit from a light cleaning. The bbl is very fine; however, the bore is quite dark. Matchlock action does function; however, needs adjustment. 50631-1 TDW (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2181

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2182

SPECTACULAR CASED PAIR OF J.E. EVANS PHILADELPHIA, DERRINGERS.

SN NSN. Cal. 35. 2-1/2″ bbls. Diminutive “Peanut” size Derringer pistols with fine walnut stocks and finely embellished nickel silver mounts. Case colored back action percussion locks with matching hand engraved embellishment. Iron bbls with rich damascene pattern. Fitted with matching engraved/case colored breeches and tangs. Nickel silver front sights, forend tips and stock shields. Housed in a superb fitted period casing with brown velvet lining. CONDITION: Extraordinary near new condition. Iron bbls show no distress and retain most all of their most beautiful damascene finish. Case colored locks and breeches are wonderfully engraved and retain virtually all of their brilliant colors and finish. Nickel silver trigger guards and grip caps are superbly engraved in matching fashion and have attained a wonderful mellow aged coloring. Both pistols are marked identically “J.E. Evans Philad”. Fitted casing is in superb condition with only the slightest touch of wear to velvet lining with slight discoloration from age, exterior and all sides are excellent and in a state of great preservation. 50541-4 TDW (4,500-7,500) – Lot 2182

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2183

RARE “PEANUT” SIZED PHILADELPHIA DERINGER.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. Just under 5″ overall with about 1.5″ bbl, 2-1/8″ including breech. Henry Schlotterbeck was one of Henry Deringer’s principle gunsmiths who started his own shop in 1860. His guns that he actually signed “SLOTTER & CO” are quite scarce. Doug Eberhart in his text The Deringer in America dedicates an entire chapter to Slotter and lawsuits with Henry Deringer. This gun is in fine condition with smooth surfaces and traces of original finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. German silver mountings smooth with light patina, engraving crisp on German silver and steel. Bbl retains thin traces of striped finish. Lock and hammer are overall silver/gray with hints of case colors. Stock is sound and solid with traces of original varnish and several chips in nose. There is a hairline crack between the bbl and lock escutcheon. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp bore. 49973-219 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2183

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2184

COLLECTORS LOT OF FOUR SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION PISTOLS.

SN NSN, 3947, NSN, NSN. Cal. 456. 1) J.E. Evans Philadelphia marked percussion Derringer pistol. 2″ bbl German silver blade front sight. Top of bbl marked with makers name. Top strap and breech end of bbl, lightly scrolled engraved as is lock and hammer. Silver shield behind top strap. Checkered grips with flare at bottom. Silver teardrop at butt, lightly engraved as is trigger guard and finial. 2) Williamson single shot Deringer. Made by Moores’ Pat. F.A. Mfg. Co. of Brooklyn, N.Y. 1866-1870. 2-1/2″ rnd bbl with front blade sight, faint maker’s name on left side of bbl. Brass frame and trigger guard. Stocks checkered with flared butt. Frame and trigger guard nicely scrolled engraved. 3) Unmarked Derringer pistol, 2-1/2″ rnd bbl. Lock and top strap likely engraved as is hammer and trigger guard. Pineapple finial at head of trigger guard. Silver shield behind top strap, also lightly engraved. 4) Seaver Deringer Pistol made by Bruff Bros. and Seaver in New York City. 3″ bbl, silver bands at breech and marked “Seaver”. Top strap, lock and hammer lightly scroll engraved. Silver shield behind top strap. Checkered grip with flare. Trigger guard lightly engraved. Silver teardrop at butt. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Good. All metal surfaces with even brown scattered pin-prick pitting. Trigger guard broken at tang with older weld repair. Stocks are good, checkering is faint, minor crack at muzzle and other light losses. 2) Very good. Bbl is toned with scattered pin-prick pitting. Stock with repair at grip retains most of an older professionally restored finish. 3) Bbl, top strap, lock, and hammer with scattered pin-prick pitting. Stocks poor with losses towards muzzle and left side of bbl at breech. Checkering still visible, though mostly smooth. Will not hold cock. 4)Very good. Bbl, lock, hammer, and top strap with scattered corrosion. Stocks are very good with minor repair on bottom of bbl. and appear to retain the most of what is likely the orig varnish although could be an ancient restoration. 49973-217, 49973-222, 49973-223, 49973-224, JSL110 (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2184

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2185

SCARCE NEW YORK MADE R.P. BRUFF DERINGER SINGLE SHOT PERCUSSION PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. About 6″ overall with 3″ bbl including breech. Gun appears original, complete and authentic with fine aesthetics and good markings. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall. Iron is dark gray overall with no original finish. German silver mounts are all complete, smooth and well-fitted into solid stock with hand worn patina. 49973-220 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2185

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2186

“DERINGER” MARKED SINGLE SHOT PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 48. 7-3/4″ overall with 3-1/8″ bbl, 9 lands and grooves. Henry Deringer and his Philadelphia made single shot pistols were very popular in the mid-19th century. So popular, that many infringements were made, including this gun which closely resembles the famous “PHILADELPHIA HENRY DERINGER”. Henry Deringer had special proofs and were always made with 7 lands and grooves, but no doubt this passed in its day as it is well made with checkered grip, German silver mounts and wooden ramrod, much like the orig gun. CONDITION: Very good overall. Metal overall dark grey/plum with staining, pitting and traces of orig finish in protected areas. Stock retains most of its apparently orig varnish. Mechanically functional with pitted bore. 51030-13 JS (1,000-1,800) – Lot 2186

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2187

CASPER SUTER SELMA, ALABAMA, .41 CALIBER DERRINGER STYLE PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. This very rare deringer is one of few specimens known. Eberhart & Wilson The Deringer in America Vol. 1 show a nearly identical gun illustrated on pg 146. Measures 6″ overall, bbl 2-3/8″, 40 Cal. German silver mounted, engraved, two gold bands and marked in single line on bbl “C.SUTER SELMA,ALA”. Distinctive flower petal style buttcap make this most likely a product manufactured by Wurfflein of Philadelphia for Suter. Suter was born in Switzerland in 1796 came to Alabama in about 1850. He sold other guns including shotguns and rifles with his agent mark which sometimes are associated with Confederate used arms. This is a fine example of a rarely offered Southern deringer. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Metal has even gray patina overall. Nickel silver furniture has survived very well with no evident damage or repair. Traditional walnut stock very nicely checkered with very little distress, one very minor wood repair at rear of tang, absolutely no wood loss. One of the more desirable and difficult Southern arms to acquire. 50950-1 (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2187

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2188

VERY FINE BLUNT & SYMS OF NEW YORK, PERCUSSION SIDE HAMMER PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 45. 5″ oct bbl. Iron frame and backstrap with bag grip design handle. 2-pc walnut grips with nickel silver escutcheons. Marked “B&S New York Cast Steel” with assembly number “17” inside trigger guard. Light scroll and vine engraving on receiver, backstrap and hammer. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine overall, with a very even and pleasant plum patina. Clear and Legible markings with later replacement hickory loading rod. 2-pc walnut grips are very good with small chip in right grip with some material loss. Tumbler screw appears to be later replacement. Bore and mechanics are very good. 49973-89 TDW (100-300) – Lot 2188

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2189

ALLEN & THURBER PEPPERBOX REVOLVER.

SN NSN. Cal. 32. Bbl marked “Allen & Thurber Worcester”, hammer marked “Allen’s Patent”. Frame and recoil shield lightly scroll engraved. Backstrap with wavy lines. 2-pc varnished walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, all metal surfaces with light brown patina, minor corrosion on frame at hammer. Grips are very good with scattered light handling marks and minute loss at toe, original varnish. Mechanics are good. 49973-90 JSL129 (1,200-3,200) – Lot 2189

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2190
Revised: 9/29/2016

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EXCITING LOT OF TWO 1850 PEPPERBOX AND PEANUT DERINGER.

SN NSN. Cal. 31. Very fine 6-shot ring trigger double action pepperbox with bag grip. 31 cal percussion, double action with elegant 2-pc period grips with nickel silver escutcheons. Broadly scroll pattern engraved with 3-1/4″ length bbl cluster. Item 2, Cal. 44 percussion. Very fine imported Deringer patent infringement. 2-1/8″ bbl known as “Peanut Size”. Liege Belgium proofed on underside of bbl with nickel silver fittings and gold banded Breech. 1-pc checkered walnut grip with back action percussion lock. Tastefully engraved in a Germanic oak leaf pattern. CONDITION: Fine overall, with traces of period blue finish remaining on bbl cluster with balance turning plum. Receiver having been slightly cleaned at a much earlier date remains bright. Action and mechanics are very fine and crisp. 2-pc period and well-fitted grips have very attractive aged cracking. Item 2. Very fine overall with most metal being cleaned bright but quite attractive. Walnut stock is very fine with two very minor shrinkage cracks at bbl channel and lock screw with absolutely no material loss. 51015-3 TDW (1,250-2,000) – Lot 2190

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2191

EXCEPTIONAL J.I. DOTTER SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL.

SN NSN. Cal. 42. 9″ oct bbl is recessed and fitted for false muzzle. Exquisitely engraved in scroll and vine pattern on buttcap, trigger bow assembly, lock and patented breech. Drift adjustable fine target front sight with mechanical elevation adjustment for target rear blade. 1-pc circassian walnut stock deeply incised carved in a Germanic pattern at forend and grip. Adjustable single set trigger. Small identification tag at rear of tang indicating number “2” of a set. PROVENANCE: Estate of Tig Sogian. CONDITION: Spectacular condition overall, with gold banded and addressed bbl with balance in bright nitre blue finish. Coin finished lock, buttcap, trigger bow assembly and rear tang retain almost all of their orig gilt. Deeply figured stock shows numerous small imperfections from period use and case storage with absolutely no material loss whatsoever. Mechanics and bore are exceptional and crisp. A true piece of mechanical art. 50765-3 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2191

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2192

SUPERB SEVEN SHOT WILLIAM BILLINGHURST REVOLVING RIFLE.

SN NSN. Cal. 40. 24″ bbl. 7-shot pill lock converted to percussion revolving rifle with 2-pc walnut stocks and ornately engraved back action percussion lock. Windage adjustable blade front sight with semi-Buckhorn rear sight mounted in bbl. William Billinghurst, of Rochester NY, was famed for his revolving rifles as well as the development of the modern fishing reel. His firearms production was known from 1834 through 1838. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall as bbl and receiver are a fine plum brown. Action and lock function properly. A small amount of engraving on upper tang of rifle and matching engraving on lock are quite nice and are done in a Germanic influenced pattern. Traditionally having had a tang sight, as with many of these rifles, as young eyes become old eyes, the sight was moved forward to a barrel position for the shooter’s comfort. Walnut stocks are very fine with only minimal material loss at tang and key way for holding the forearm im place. The hickory wiping rod appears to be of a more contemporary period. An exceptionally fine example of a very rare American rifle. 50422-2 TDW (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2192

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2193

SUPERB LEFEVER & ELLIS COMBINATION GUN WITH SIDELOCK IGNITION.

SN NSN. Cal. 36 over 20 ga. 26″ bbl. Mule ear side hammer ignition superposed rifle shotgun combination. Manufactured by Lefever & Ellis Canadaigua, NY during the period of 1863 through 1867. Typically known as makers of percussion target rifles, their combination guns are quite uncommon. 1-pc walnut buttstock with New York pattern iron patchbox and single piece brass buttplate. Drift adjustable, front sight with semi-Buckhorn rear sight. PROVENANCE: Lifetime Lefever Arms Collection of Scott Lefever. CONDITION: Very fine overall as bbls and lock and other iron have all turned a pleasant plum patina color. The very dark finished walnut buttstock is quite excellent with no breaks or material loss whatsoever. There exists an extremely small shrinkage crack on left-hand side forward of the wrist. Truly an exceptional example of an uncommon New York combination gun. 50255-2 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2193

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2194

SUPERB J.W. CLARK OF TUNKHANNOCK, PA, THREE BARREL PERCUSSION COMBINATION GUN.

SN NSN. Cal. 56/56-40. Half stock 3 bbl combination gun consisting of two 56 cal smooth bore bbls over a 40 cal rifled bbl. Bbls are 32″ long with an overall length of 48″ for the firearm. 1-pc straight walnut stock using two Joseph Golcher back action percussion locks and a traditional underhammer ignition using the trigger guard as a main spring for the lower bbl. Iron rod ferrules with nickel silver ramrod channels extending to breech. The 1-pc walnut stock is profusely inlaid with nickel silver inlays of fish, deer, rabbit, fox, moose, dogs, squirrels as well as a Pennsylvania pattern single spoon patchbox with small capper box on bottom of stock. A nickel silver crescent butt. Bbl rib marked “J.W. Clark Tunkhannock PA”. A small brass blade front sight with semi buckhorn rear sight. CONDITION: Fine overall, with good bores and mechanics. Very attractive Pennsylvania stock inlays of nickel silver with light game scene engraving on the Golcher percussion locks and an even brown patina over bbls, tang and trigger guard. Stock is quite fine with no breaks or major chipping. Slight oil staining around front of locks and very minor bruising consistent with age. 51030-15 TDW (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2194

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2194A

SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT.

This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very Good. 50209-8 (300-500) – Lot 2194A

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2195

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE FRANKENAU PURSE REVOLVER.

SN 1085. Cal. 5mm Pinfire. 1/2″ Bbl. 5-shot double action pinfire revolver encased in a leather covered nickel steel casing much like a ladies or gentleman’s coin purse. Marken Frankenau’s Patent with nickel plated case and black leather exterior. Patented in 1877 in the United States and Great Britain. A small folding trigger allowed one to fire the small revolver within its closed case. Exceedingly scarce and rarely found. Featured in the book Firearms Curiosa by author Lewis Winant pages 157 through 160. CONDITION: Fine as found with most nickel finish remaining. Leather has slight distress with age but is still supple and live. Pinfire revolver fails to function at this time; however, the need of several small springs would complete and remedy this issue. Exterior condition of firearm has slight corrosion from use with corrosive black powder pinfire cartridges. 50871-1 TDW (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2195

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2196

THREE RARE VICTORIAN ERA GUN CANES.

SN 16/NSN/NSN. 1) Removable 6-shot Cal. 22. rim fire revolver with stiletto dagger, similar to patent by Nicholas Simon, 1894. Revolver is simply an exposed cylinder with a spring loaded, dbl-action trigger that is ready to fire when pulled from cane. No markings other than matching SN 16 found on several parts. 2) Dumonthier-style Cal. 45CF. is a nice functioning example with stag grip, wood veneer body over metal bbl and orig spring-loaded plug at tip. 3) Totally unmarked other than 2 small proofs rear of trigger including a circle around “12”, most likely denoting 12mm cartridge size, horn gripped, bamboo veneer bodied functioning cane gun. This gun’s mechanism screws into place and when tightened, exposes the pin from cartridge. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good overall. Top section, which houses the revolver, has old glued crack to thin wood veneer over its metal body. Gun still locks into position which was removed by rotation with locking notch. Stag grip solid with hand worn patina, mechanism still functions though quite sluggish. 2) Very good overall. Several hairlines, still functional, cocks, locks and fires. Proof marks partially discernible. 3) Good overall. Functional, apparent welded or braised restoration to head of hammer. Horn grip has taped repair. Mechanically, gun functions when cocked will operate hammer with enough force no doubt to fire 12mm pinfire cartridge. Bamboo body has longitudinal crack with brass wire reinforcements on body as seen in photos. 51015-1 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2196

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2197

INTRIGUING KIMBALL 35 CALIBER CANE GUN MADE IN LONDON.

SN NSN. Cal. 35. Percussion folding trigger walking stick or cane gun dated “1856” on butt and maker marked “Kimball”. 29″ bbl marked “Patent Warranted Cast Steel” with 1-pc highly figured dark English walnut handle. Small nickel silver blade frontsight with windage adjustable semi buckhorn rear sight. Scroll and vine engraved with twisted rope engraving covering full length of spine. 35″ overall and bbl has the appearance of having been tin plated at some previous date. CONDITION: Very good overall, with light surface patina on bbl. Engraving is quite nice. Walnut handle is very fine with no major cracks. There are several small shrinkage or stress cracks present but nothing of major concern. Bore is fair and hammer fails to stay at full cock indicating it needs to be re-cut or some other likely attention. 51030-21 TDW (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2197

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2198

*SPECTACULAR LARGE GERMAN PERCUSSION ALARM GUN (OSTERREICHE WERKE ANSTALT).

SN NSN. Cal. 45. 6-1/2″ bbl. Percussion operation with removable bbl. Massive with 15″ overall length, using a trip wire method for discharging. Spectacular European quality unlike most continental made trap guns and burglar alarm guns. Truly a unique example. CONDITION: Superb overall, with slight staining on brass bbl at front and breech from having been fired. All components are finely polished from manufacture, with only traces of wear on trigger mechanism from use. A truly unique piece of curiosa. 50862-4 TDW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2198

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2199

*INTRIGUING LOT OF THREE ALARM & TRAP GUNS,INCL TAYLOR’S FUR-GETTER.

SN NSN, NSN, NSN. 1) Cal. 16 ga. pinfire of Belgian manufacture with Belgian proofs. Unusual cannon breech design with lanyard/tripwire trigger system. 2) Cal. 30. Percussion alarm gun of brass construction with “PAT.JUNE.12.1867”. Has an interesting trigger adjustment for use on door or window. 3) Cal. 38. F.C. Taylor “Fur-Getter” trap gun, manufactured by the “Texas Gun Co, San Angelo, Tex.” patented by inventor Charles D. Lovelace in 1914. Made for either a ball or shot load, discontinued in the 1930’s. NOTE: This is classified as a C&R firearm. CONDITION: 1) Exceptionally fine and well preserved, brass has been carefully cleaned at some earlier date. All iron components are corrosion free but have been gently cleaned and are in a wonderful state of preservation. 2) Very fine overall, with slight corrosion in bore from use. Very pleasant overall patina with action being sharp. Mechanically fine. A most unusual burglar alarm. 3) Superb overall with most orig paint remaining on gun and pintle. Firing mechanism functions correctly. 50862-1 TDW (2,000-4,000) C&R – Lot 2199

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2200

EXTREMELY FINE F. REUTHE DOUBLE BARREL ANIMAL TRAP GUN.

SN NSN. Cal. 28. 4-1/4″ bbls, 13″ overall. Large percussion trap gun with imposing looking bait hooks. Nicely marked “F. REUTHE’S PATENT MAY 12, 1857”. CONDITION: Very fine overall with much orig black lacquer finish remaining. Nipple and firing mechanism are very fine with good action. Bait barbs are still razor sharp. One of the most recognized of all U.S. trap guns a far above average example. 50862-3 TDW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2200

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2201

COLLECTOR’S LOT OF THREE ALARM AND TRAP GUNS.

SN NSN, NSN, NSN. 1) Cal. 58. 4-1/2″ bbl. Silbernick percussion trap gun. Marked “Silbernick Patent 1861”. Manual cocking operation with trip sear for dispatching unwanted pest or game animals. 2) Cal. 22. blank. Sure Pop alarm gun. Brass construction with cast name on top “SURE POP” and “PAT.APR.21.1903” on underside. 3) Cal. 38. blank. Iron Brass alarm gun. For use with blanks to startle or fend off unwanted visitors. CONDITION: 1) Spectacular overall with a most pleasant even patina. All iron is in fine condition with only a fine trace of early corrosion and functions flawlessly. Leather is quite supple with slight flaking at tabs. 2) Excellent overall, showing light and even patina. Mechanics are all fine with strong spring, no distress or damage whatsoever. 3) Exceptional overall with most black Japaned finish overall, constructed of cast-iron base with brass trigger, firing mechanism and chamber. Mechanics are good. 50862-2 TDW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2201

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2202

WONDERFUL TEN GAUGE STRONG BREECH LOADING CANNON WITH CARRIAGE.

SN NSN. Cal. 10 ga blank. Brass construction with rotating breech block. Has an assembly number of 1 on both tube and breech. Prominently marked “Manf’d by The Strong Firearms Co. NEW HAVEN, CONN. USA”. Lanyard ignition using a spring-loaded firing pin with orig brass hinges on the trunions. Mounted on a miniature Naval pattern carriage made of walnut with period brass and copper fittings. CONDITION: Very fine orig condition with a small amount of distress on top from what appears to have been actually used. Bore and mechanics are exceptional and tube has started to turn a pleasant mustard patina. Walnut Naval carriage is very fine with some light fading on left side from being exposed to direct sunlight. An exceptionally fine set is missing one nut from bottom of carriage and one tie-down is loose on top rear. 50925-2 TDW (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2202

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2203

FINE ANTEBELLUM OR CONFEDERATE BRASS MOUNTED BOWIE KNIFE.

This very well made Bowie measures over 15-1/2″ with a 10-1/2″ clip point blade by excellent craftsmen who truly mastered brass and woodwork. The blade, well honed, from possibly an old tool tapers from 1-5/16″ to 7/8″; where unbeveled a 2-1/2″ clip occurs. Knife has great form and feel in the hand with shaped wood grip. Stylized bat-wing cross guard shows an artistic flair, as well as the skeletal brass mounts of leather scabbarded body and long 4″ belt hook. PROVENANCE: Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Blade is grey/white; clean with pinprick pitting and tool marks. Brass cross guard, ferrule, capstan washer and scabbard mounts have dark mustard/chocolate colored patinas, one soldered seam at drag is partially open. Leather is sound and solid retaining about half of its orig finish. Grip has hand worn patina, is solid with minor bruising. 50427-3 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2203

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2204

EXCEPTIONALLY WELL CRAFTED ANTEBELLUM AMERICAN KNIFE MOST LIKELY MADE BY KENTUCKY RIFLE MAKER.

You won’t find a better condition or finer form of a pre-war, probably Southern, side knife with tiger striped maple grip, retained by iron pins and German silver washers. Knife measures 13-5/8″ overall with about 9″ blade with 3″ unsharpened beveled false edge. Simple folded scabbard is retained by brass pins along edges. 2-1/2″ belt loop is also pinned with brass reinforcement. Knife is in exceptionally fine condition, retaining most of its orig surfaces. Gordon Minnis, renowned author on American primitive knives, stated in accompanying letter to Mr. McNeese: “This is the best thing in a gunsmith-made Bowie I ever expect to get. The curly maple is a lot nicer than it looks here – super inletting. Arm and a leg, but I couldn’t help it”. PROVENANCE: Ex-Gordon Minnis Collection; Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Blade is overall grey/bright with some old sharpening, blade is indeed quite sharp, one small nick in cutting edge. Maple grips retain much of their orig varnish. Scabbard is matching condition, retaining most of its orig brown polish, with interesting old ink markings; probably on the orig piece of reused leather the craftsman started with, minor weakness at toe of scabbard. But scabbard is quite sound overall. 50427-7 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2204

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2205

UNIQUE, MASSIVE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE IN ORIGINAL DEERSKIN SCABBARD.

This unique D Guard Bowie is shown on pg 222 of Confederate Bowie Knives by Melton, Phillips & Sexton. It is the only Confederate knife I have noted with an orig deerskin scabbard. This massive knife measures just over 24″ with a 19-1/2″ clip point blade. Wood grip is nicely carved with primitive folk art turnings. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dan Schneider, Los Angeles, CA; Wayne McNeese Collection, 2003. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade has areas of shine showing orig tool marks. Stained and dirty at ricasso where scabbard has shrunk. Scabbard is solid with some broken stitching and about 2-1/2″ of tip missing. Iron overall with iron patina and pitting. Grip sound, solid with hand worn patina with several long hairline cracks. 50427-12 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2205

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2206

FINE LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE IN ORIGINAL SCABBARD FROM KENTUCKY ESTATE.

This knife measures 15-1/2″ overall, with an 11″ blade, 1-3/4″ wide, 4″ clip, and .25″ thick at ricasso. Grips are well patinaed stag and leather scabbard fits like a glove. There is a note accompanying this stating that Mr. McNeese bought this from a physician directly from his family in Kentucky. Knife has a really fine “as found” look. PROVENANCE: Ex-Dr. Ditto Family from Kentucky; Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade has old sharpening from use and is still very sharp. Orig tool marks can still be seen on blades surface with staining and light pitting. There are forging faults on the verso of blade near the top edge. Stag grips are retained by iron pins with hand worn patina. Dr. Ditto or some family member has lightly engraved “DITTO” into bottom of cross guard. Scabbard still retains sewn belt loop, is scuffed overall and unsewn along cutting edge. 50427-14 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2206

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2207

CONFEDERATE ARMORY COFFIN HILT SIDE KNIFE WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD.

This exact knife is shown on pg 170 of Confederate Bowie Knives by Melton, Phillips & Sexton. This distinct Confederate factory made knife, of which at least 6 or 7 examples are known, each made to exact standards with quality materials. This knife, like other examples known, have unpolished sand cast brass guards. The flat ground single edged blades have a 3″ unsharpened clip point. The grips are hand shaped and the carved pommels show slight variation from the handiwork of the craftsman. Several noted specimens such as this have Japanned black grips, which this example retains virtually all. The scabbards are classically Confederate. They display a blunt tip, full-length welt along the cutting edge. Norm Flayderman shows two examples in his text The Bowie Knife on pg 140, one being captured at Port Hudson (though Norm misinterpreted these to be of Union manufacture). Early Confederate knife scholar R. E. Neville shows another example in the July/August 1996 issue of North South Traders Civil War Introduction to Collecting Confederate Knives. PROVENANCE: Ex-Josh Phillips Collection; Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. Knife measures just over 16″ with 11-3/8″ blade, which is grey/bright retaining orig tool marks, staining and salt & pepper pitting. Grip is sound with several scuffs at edges retaining 95% orig paint. Scabbard is sound and solid with scuffing and crazing. Missing 2-1/2″ sewn belt loop. 50427-13 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2207

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2208

FINE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE WITH TOOLED SCABBARD.

Well made 15″ side knife with large 10-1/4″ blade, 1-3/4″ wide, .20″ thick, 4-1/2″ clip point. Accompanying brass mounted scabbard has large brass throat with two carrying loops and has unusual floral tooled design. PROVENANCE: Pictured on pg 153 James R. Johnson, “Accoutrements”; Ex-R. E. Neville Collection; Fairhope, Alabama Auction, April 15, 1997; Wayne McNeese Collection, 1997. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade is overall grey/brown with staining and pitting. 3″ iron cross guard has similar iron patina. Wood grips are sound and solid, well fit, retained by mix of brass and iron pins. Accompanying scabbard is missing brass tip and throat is missing its retaining pins. 50427-10 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2208

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2209

ARSENAL MADE NORTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE.

It is unknown which factory these well made fighting knives with long, tapered clip points. This exact knife is pictured on pg 163 of Confederate Bowie Knives Melton, Phillips & Sexton. These knives are often seen in early Civil War photographs of North Carolina soldiers with their distinct bulbous wood pommels and thick brass guards and ferrule. This knife has an overall length of 16-1/2″, blade is 11-15/16″. PROVENANCE: Ex-Jim Alexander Collection; Wayne McNeese Collection, 1992; Pg 163 Confederate Bowie Knives. CONDITION: Very good with 1-3/8″ blade tip restored. Blade overall is brown with iron patina and pitting. Numerous small nicks in cutting edge. Brass cross guard and ferrule have a mottled light mustard patina with staining, scratches and small dents and scuffs. Grip is sound and solid with numerous dents, dings, scuffs and other blemishes. Lightly scratched on the top of cross guard are the initials of the owner in script “SB”. 50427-2 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2209

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2210

UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE WITH SERPENT HEAD SHAPED QUILLON.

Well made Confederate knife with stag grips, decorated top edge of obverse of blade and filed quillon with cross hatching in shape of serpent’s head. 7-1/2″ overall, blade 13″, 1-5/8″ wide. PROVENANCE: Ex-Phil Lucas Collection; Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Iron patina with old cleaning and pitting to metal. Stag grips are well fit with hand worn patina retained by 3 brass pins. 50427-4 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2210

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2211

CLASSIC LARGE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE MADE FROM LARGE FILE.

18-1/2″ overall, 13-1/2″ blade, 1-3/4″ wide, .25″ thick which seems to be the typical thickness of so many imported files seen on Confederate knives. This double-edged knife has a well defined medial ridge; saber ground by a good craftsman. Knife handle and ferrule appear to be from the same tool handle, probably, that originated on file. Only the blacksmith made 3-1/2″ “C” shaped cross guard was added. This is a great example of Southern ingenuity making a fine fighting weapon from a tool. PROVENANCE: Ex-Jack Bruner, Memphis, TN; Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Overall good with blade and cross guard overall grey, still showing finishing marks but eroded and pitted, especially along cutting edge. Reverse side of wood grip is eroded from insect damage but obverse displays quite nicely as seen in photos. 50427-5 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2211

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2212

CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA-STYLE SIDE KNIFE WITH TIN SCABBARD.

Boyle & Gamble and Burger & Brothers were among the best known makers of Virginia-style side knives of varying sizes, but typically larger knives identical form with clip point, iron lozenge shaped cross guards, wood grips and tin scabbards such as on this knife which measures just over 15″ with a 10-3/4″ blade and an about 5-1/2″ well beveled clip, same level of cutlery skill seen on identified Boyle & Gamble knives. The accompanying tin scabbard fits knife well as far as length and retains much of a old, gold painted surface as does the cross guard and ferrule. Yankee souvenirs from Southern battlefields displayed in G.A.R. halls often were painted this way. PROVENANCE: Ex-G.A.R. Hall, Binghamton, NY; Ex-John Wood Collection, Petersburg, VA; Wayne McNeese Collection, 1996. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade still has some areas of orig surface and shine with tool marks. Sharpening from its time of use with staining and pitting. Pommel and cross guard have iron patina with pitting. Round hickory grip is scuffed and stained dark in one area on one side. Scabbard is solid with dings and dents, especially along soldered, edge with tip broken. No remnant of belt loop is found. 50427-6 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2212

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2213

RARE BRASS D-GUARD BOWIE MADE BY NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS.

This rarely offered 16-1/4″ knife with heavy 12″ blade, over .3″ thick at ricasso, 3″ sharpened false edge are thought to have been made by the firm of Sharp & Hamilton who operated the Nashville Plow Works. These well known knives rarely come to market and only a handful are known. There is a chapter dedicated in Confederate Bowie Knives by Melton, Phillips & Sexton on brass handled Nashville Plow Works swords. PROVENANCE: Ex-Steve Mullinax Collection; Ex-Tommy Knox Collection; Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Blade is overall brown with iron patina and pitting and old sharpening. Brass hilt has quillon broken and only 1″ is retained, numerous small dents and blemishes with dark mixed patina, ranging from mustard to chocolate colors. Blade wiggles slightly from loose peening. 50427-8 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2213

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2214

RARE CIVIL WAR SHEFFIELD BOWIE WITH LOUISIANA STATE SEAL DECORATED POMMELS.

11″ overall fixed blade Bowie. 6″ sgl edge, clip point blade, marked on ricasso “JOHN LINGARD’S/CELEBRATED BOWIE KNIFE/PEACROFT/SHEFFIELD”. Elliptical reinforced type crossguard. 2-pc dark (horn) grips fastened by 4 pins; 3 pearl inlays on obverse. Red leather sheath gilt embossed, German silver mounts. This exact knife is shown on pg 194 of Norm Flayderman’s text The Bowie Knife Unsheathing and American Legend. PROVENANCE: Ex-Norm Flayderman Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Accompanying scabbard is broken at tip. Blade markings are discernible, grey overall with old sharpening. Grips are sound, pommels are beat around edges. Pins as noted by Flayderman through pommels appear orig to time of use with old crosshatching. 50829-1 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2214

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2215

FINE AND UNIQUE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE MADE FROM RICHMOND PIKE.

It is a well known fact that at least four Confederate Richmond manufacturers delivered pikes to the Richmond Arsenal and this blade is no doubt identical in dimensions to those found and marked the products of Boyle & Gamble (note star on ricasso). Pike blades are found mounted in bayonet handles, short sword handles and simple wood handles. But this is the only example we have seen made as a D-Guard. This is also the only Bowie noted where the orig ferrule and part of haft were used as the grip. The well formed heavy D-Guard could have been made by any of the known suppliers of Virginia Ranger knives (See chapter 6, pgs 140-150 on The Virginia’s Ranger Knife, Confederate Bowie Knives, Melton, Phillips & Sexton. This knife measures 17-3/4″ overall with a 12-3/4″ double-edged pike blade identified to Boyle & Gamble for size and for residual stamped star on ricasso. The accompanying scabbard is a recycled short sword scabbard but has always been with this knife according to earliest collection history. PROVENANCE: Ex-John Frawner Collection; Dr. Frederick Novy Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Staining and pitting on blade, tool marks on ricasso, mostly obscured star stamping, iron patina to D-Guard. Hand worn patina to grip and mottled mustard colored patina to ferrule. Accompanying scabbard has cut belt loop and heavy patina to throat with bending at bottom of scabbard where it extends past blade tip. 50374-1 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2215

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2216

FINE CIRCA 1840-1850 AMERICAN BOWIE WITH CHECKERED ROSEWOOD COFFIN-SHAPED GRIP.

This fine as found Bowie measures 13-1/4″ with a double edged blade just over 8-1/2″, with a high medial ridge, fully .3″ thick, hollow ground dagger point still retaining orig tool marks. Checkered rosewood slabs are retained by 3 brass pins, much in the manner of Dufilho or Schively. PROVENANCE: Ex-Jerry Robbins Collection, Wilmington, NC; Wayne McNeese Collection, 1993. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade has staining and small areas of pinprick pitting. 4″ iron cross guard has similar patina. Rosewood grips have hand worn patina with some denting and minor blemishes that do not affect the overall aesthetics of this well made early American knife. 50427-1 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2216

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2217

IDENTIFIED VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE.

This knife was bought at auction in 2009 in Martinsburg, WV (Berkley County) from the estate sale of Judge Gray Silver. There were several effects in the auction belonging to Col. Frank Silver, including a pair of Civil War stirrups with tag stating his ownership. Though Col. Silver was a Colonel after the war in the UCV, he was Private Francis Silver, III (1836-1885) of the 1st Virginia Cavalry. He enlisted 6/28/1861 at Camp Jefferson Davis. He was wounded in the head and ankle at Rude’s Hill, Virginia 11/23/1864, he was taken prisoner but escaped at Appomattox Courthouse 4/9/1865. He was born in Berkley County, VA and is buried there. There is a small file of documents telling history of the Silver family and a letter concerning the auction and provenance. PROVENANCE: Ex-Pvt. Francis Silver, III, 1861; Ex-Judge Gray Silver; Ex-Judge Gray Silver, Jr.; sold June 11, 2009 by Headley’s Auction along with all contents of estate home; Ex-Thomas L. Boucher Collection; Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Clip point Bowie measures 18″ overall, with 12-1/4″ blade with square ricasso and 4″ clip, which is overall brown with iron patina and pitting as is 3-1/2″ cross guard and 1″ ferrule. Turned wood grip has hand worn patina; is sound though with several hairline cracks. This is a fine, well balanced knife. 50427-11 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2217

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2218

TWO MASSIVE CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE BATTLEFIELD RELICS.

These two knives were imposing weapons. 1) Clip point Bowie, 21″ overall with 15-1/4″ blade, very similar and almost identical dimensions to a North Carolina identified Bowie knife pictured on pg 243 of Confederate Bowie Knivesby Milton, Phillips & Sexton. 2) Clip point Bowie, 18″ overall with massive 13″ blade, 2-1/2″ wide, .3″ thick with 4-3/4″ iron crossguard. Both these knives have that typical excavated patina expected from real battlefield relics. The longer of these two knives is mounted on a board with inscription on verso stating the bulldozer drivers name who bulldozed this knife up in the 1950’s at Ft. Lee, VA which was once part of the Petersburg battlefield. Real Confederate dug up Bowie knives from battle fields are rare. PROVENANCE: Wayne McNeese Collection. CONDITION: Iron patina and heavy pitting overall, of course only metal portions remain. About 1″ of tip of longer knife is missing. 50427-9 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2218

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2219

FINE LARGE WRAGG CLIP POINT BOWIE WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARD.

13-7/8″ overall with 9-3/8″ clip point with stamped cyphers including early cowboy on horseback and full firm marking on ricasso “WRAGG & SONS / XLNI / FURNACE HILL / SHEFFIELD”. Knife is German silver mounted, including scabbard with horn and mother of pearl pinned slab grips. This is a nice, meaty Bowie with sharpened 4″ clip typical of these early American imports. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is grey/bright with cleaning, old sharpening, staining, pitting and several nicks in cutting edge. Markings are crisp, though top line of address is only partial. Scabbard is fairly sound with old resewing at top edge where opened, scuffed, missing some veneer near tip, but overall sound, missing frog button. German silver mounts and German silver crossguard have matching silver/grey patina. 51008-7 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2219

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2220

MASSIVE AND RARE CIVIL WAR ERA IXL BOWIE WITH MOTHER OF PEARL GRIP AND ORIGINAL SCABBARD.

This knife looks like it saw the Civil War. It measures 15″ overall, with 10″ clip point blade, full firm mark “G WOSTENHOLM & SON / WASHINGTON WORKS”, large spread-wing eagle, “THE HUNTERS COMPANION” and large “IXL” on ricasso. The scabbard has matching “IXL” embossed. This knife has seen honest used but was well cared for and has a contemporary brass tip repair, possibly from Civil War era bayonet scabbard. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade has old sharpening, staining and pitting. Markings are all easily discerned. All orig matching scabbard is also very good to fine with indecipherable multi-line inscription on either side with discernible date “1858”. As noted, orig drag has a well-made contemporary to time of use replaced brass drag which resembles some Civil War bayonet or sword tip. Frog button also appears replaced, but contemporaneous to time of use with small brass stud. Mother of pearl grips are sound, well fit with chip on one side, matching silver/grey patinas to German silver mounts and throat. 51008-10 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2220

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2221

FINE AND RARE HENRY WILKINSON LONDON MADE VICTORIAN BOWIE KNIFE.

Beautiful and early London made “H WILKINSON / 27 PALL MALL” marked Bowie measuring 13″ overall with 8-3/4″ blade. Typical of London made knives with iron mounted handle with locking device in scabbard. Horn grip is nicely checkered as is the leather body of scabbard. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Blade is grey/bright with scattered staining and light pitting. Grip is fine with good color and light wear to diamond points of checkering. Black leather scabbard is sound, solid with edge wear, but cross hatching well discerned. Scalloped German silver mounts are in matching, fine condition. Belt loop is still retained with a new piece of leather reinforcement internally. 51008-11 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2221

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2222

THREE FINE ANTEBELLUM BOWIE KNIVES INCLUDING TWO FINE IXL BOWIE’S WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARDS.

Fine group of 3 Civil War era Bowie knives, 2 of which are about 8″ bladed IXL Bowies with full firm marks, the smaller of the 2 marked “THE HUNTERS COMPANION”, this knife also has fine ivory slab grips. The larger of these 2 has stag slab grips. Both are German silver mounted; the larger having IXL embossed scabbard and the other having the orig veneered scabbard covered with leather with integral belt loop so typical of Civil War era Sheffield’s used by soldiers. The third knife has checkered, polished bone rnd grip, which is brass mounted. 8″ blade with unusual 2-stage clip measuring 2-1/2″ overall where the first half is sharpened. Reinforced bolster is braised. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good overall. Both Sheffield’s have well defined markings, matching patinas to scabbard mounts and German silver mountings. Slabs well fit on both. Scabbard on embossed knife is about an 1-1/4″ too long for blade, fits well. 51008-2 JS (2,000-3,000) IVORY – Lot 2222

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2223

PAIR OF EXTREMELY FINE SHEFFIELD BOWIE KNIVES WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARDS.

1) 11-1/4″ overall, 7″ blade, razor ground, crisp “R. WALKER / SHEFFIELD” on ricasso. Well fit scabbard with tooled design on green veneer. Grips are well made, checkered ebony. 2-3/4″ shaped crossguard. 2) Large 14-3/4″ overall, 10″ blade, clip point “J ROGERS & SONS / NO 6 NORFOLK ST / SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND” with Roger’s cyphers on opposite ricasso. 3″ German silver crossguard has spherical ends with its orig brown leather scabbard, with German silver mounts. CONDITION: Fine to very fine overall. Knife 1) retains most of its orig polish, well marked. Crisp grip with minor wear. Scabbard is well fit, retaining most of its orig color, matching patina of German silver top mount to crossguard, scabbard tip is restored and made of silver, missing frog button. 2) Fine, crisp marking on cleaned, bright blade, resharpened (razor sharp), staining, well fit grips, matching patina to German silver scabbard mounts and crossguard, leather is fine with light scuffing, retaining most of its orig color. 51008-4 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2223

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2224

FINE 19TH CENTURY SHEFFIELD BOWIE WITH MOTTO “DEATH TO TRAITORS”.

This beautiful Bowie in extremely fine condition measures 11″ overall, with 7″ dagger point blade, with 4″ etched panel reading “DEATH TO TRAITORS”. Blade retains most of its orig polish, orig scabbard with matching German silver mounts. CONDITION: Fine overall. Blade retains most of its orig polish with some wear to etched panel, but still easily discernible with crisp makers mark and well fit stag grips. Scabbard fits knife well, appears orig though the tip is possibly replaced, but still with matching patina to rest of German silver. 51008-5 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2224

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2225

LARGE EARLY AMERICAN MARKET BOWIE KNIFE WITH PATRIOTIC ETCHED BLADE.

This is an interesting big knife, 17″ overall with 11-3/8″ clip point blade, razor ground with large etched panels including American flags among a panoply of arms, a hunter wearing top hat with dog, a hunting horn, a hunting sword supporting a hunting bag. The etching style is not unlike that seen on Ames circa 1830, but most likely an import. Regardless, this is a fine, brass mounted early Bowie knife that displays beautifully in a matching brass mounted leather scabbard. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Etched panels are easily discerned, grey overall with staining, pitting and sharpening. The makers mark is newer addition and not sure why somebody would have added this mark to a very good knife, obviously made for American market with these interesting etched panels. Scabbard fits knife well with matching brass mounts to knife crossguard and pommel. Carved ebony grip is sound and solid with minor cosmetic blemishes. 51008-6 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2225

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2226

EXTREMELY FINE ANTEBELLUM BOWIE KNIFE “FOR THE GOLD SEARCHERS PROTECTION”.

Beautiful Sheffield Bowie measuring just over one foot, 7″ clip point blade with large decorated etched panel with central motif “FOR THE GOLD SEARCHERS PROTECTION”. Ricasso stamped “BEST / ENGLISH / CUTLERY”. Knife is like new with just minor storage staining and scuffing. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade retains most of its orig polish with areas of staining, 3″ unsharpened clip. Cutlery grip is excellent with matching silver/grey patina to crossguard and scabbard mounts. Accompanying scabbard is also very fine retaining much of its orig polished surface with about 80% gold embossing, better on reverse than obverse but cypher “OLD ZACK” easily seen both sides. Scabbard fits well, but is about 1″ longer than blade. 51008-8 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2226

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2227

MASSIVE SILVER AND WALRUS IVORY MOUNTED COFFIN HILT BOWIE KNIFE.

14″ overall with 10″ thick .4″ blade, 2-1/8″ wide, dbl-edged dagger. This is a difficult knife to date as to manufacture, but made in the style of the 1830’s though we feel this knife is much later and possibly recent. The use of walrus is unusual and normally not seen in American knives, except in California. 4″ German silver crossguard. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good overall. Blade is mottled grey “acid-etched” appearance, staining and pitting. Silver pins and banding are complete with resin repairs to ivory at top edge. “Certifiable walrus ivory” has distinct secondary dentin on one side of grip where silver escutcheon is slightly raised. 51008-9 JS (2,000-3,000) IVORY – Lot 2227

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2228
Revised: 9/14/2016

Please Note: Due to a typographical error, the estimate should be $3,000-$3,500.

THREE FINE ANTEBELLUM SHEFFIELD BOWIES WITH ORIGINAL SCABBARDS.

1) 13-3/4″ overall, 8-1/2″ dagger point blade, razor ground “JOSEPH ROGERS & SONS”, fine crown stag grip with German silver ferrule crossguard and pommel cap, matching German silver mounted scabbard. 2) 10-1/2″ overall, “G WOODHEAD / SHEFFIELD / WARRANTED”, fine etched panel “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Orig scabbard with matching German silver mounts, polished bone grip. 3) 8-3/4″ overall, small dagger “MANSON / SHEFFIELD”, polished bone slab grips with matching German silver mounted scabbard. CONDITION: 1) Very good to fine overall. Blade has some orig luster, overall grey with scattered staining and pitting, makers mark is crisp, scabbard well fit with matching patina to scabbard mounts and knife. 2) Fine overall. Blade retains most of its orig luster with staining, etched panel deeply etched, 2 long hairlines on one side of grip. Orig scabbard is well fit with matching patina to mounts, body has several reductions and central bend. 3) Very good to fine overall. Blade is grey/bright with partially discernible etched blade “HUNTERS COMPANION”. Crack in one grip, scabbard well fit and fine with matching patina’s to German silver. 51008-3 JS (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2228

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2229

TWO VICTORIAN SHEFFIELD BOWIE KNIVES.

1) 10-1/4″ overall, 6-1/4″ dagger pointed blade “U*S” and firm mark “EDWARD BARNES & SONS”. Bone slab grips with solder filled silver foil pommel and cross guard with vine patterns. 2) 9-1/2″ overall, 5″ clip point blade “SABRE” and maker marked “JH THOMPSON / SHEFFIELD”. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: 1) Very good overall, scabbard appears orig, well fit, missing frog button, matching patina. 2) Fine overall, added scabbard. Blade retains much orig polish. German silver crossguard and decorated ferrule, support carved “certified antique elephant” ivory grip well with large hairline. Below makers mark the word “ENGLAND” has been ground away. 51015-6 JS (500-1,000) IVORY – Lot 2229

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2230

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1905 BAYONET.

“Winchester Repeating Arms Co.” commercially marked pattern 1905 bayonet. 16″ blade with deep blood grooves and 20-1/2″ overall. 2-pc walnut grip scales with traditional Krag-type locking device. PROVENANCE: The Jon Roark Collection. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall retaining most all of its armory bright polish. Very light spotting on protected areas and has not been reground or sharpened. Grip handles are excellent with no cleaning or distress. A superb example of a very difficult U.S. bayonet. 50387-24 TDW (500-700) – Lot 2230

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2231

HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION QUALITY CIVIL WAR STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD WITH SILVER GRIP AND RAISED RELIEF PATRIOTIC MOUNTINGS.

This sword was made by Emerson & Silver of Trenton, NJ, bearing their “Keystone” mark 31-3/4″ white etched blade retains much of its luster with intricate etched decoration, unusual spiral cut silver grip has alternating decorated and smooth rings. Hilt has American eagle on shield below stars with panoply of flags. Throat and top mount are embellished with “US” in wreath over American eagle over patriotic shield. PROVENANCE: Ex-Richard Johnson Collection; Pictured on pg 319 of “Civil War Army Swords” by John H. Thillmann. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Brass mounts, hilt and pommel retain 70-80% orig gold with balance brass/copper patina. German silver scabbard body is equally fine with old polish. Blade also very fine. 50626-1 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2231

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2232

GROUP OF SEVEN AMERICAN SWORDS AND CANE GUN.

This grouping has 5 fine examples of American cavalry sabers, dating from 1820 through WWI and Civil War Naval cutlass. 1) 1821 dated Nathan Starr saber with orig scabbard. 2) 1847 dated Ames heavy cavalry saber with original scabbard. 3) Blade is 1861 dated Ames Cavalry, though hilt is model 1850 foot officer’s which is an unusual combination but functional. 4) Regulation 1906 iron hilted U.S. cavalry saber, in original scabbard. 5) 1914 dated Patton cavalry saber in original scabbard. 6) 1862 dated Ames Naval cutlass. 7) Sword cane with 25-1/2″ colichemarde blade, 34″ overall, horn handle with silver colored ferrule with owners initials “JB”. Also included in this lot is a 35″ crown stag handled cane gun. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Generally Good to Very Good overall. 49973-239 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2232

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2233

VERY FINE 18TH CENTURY BRITISH BASKET HILT SWORD.

This is a very fine “as found” two fullered basket hilt retaining chamois lining and a chamois sword knot. Circa 1750 cavalry back sword is not especially rare but is in exceptional condition, still retaining its original sharkskin grip and wire with a bright blade. This sword is similar to Scottish and British patterns seen in the various reference books on Revolutionary War era British swords. CONDITION: Fine overall. 31-1/2″ blade is unmarked, grey/bright overall with staining and light pitting. Hilt has iron patina and surface, cleaned with old, thin varnish layer also found on blade, dark iron patina internally. Sharkskin is dry with several chips, but almost totally intact with braided brass wire wrap. 50971-4 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2233

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2234

PAIR OF “AS FOUND” ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN INDIAN DAG KNIVES.

These two early to mid-20th century have good patinas and the shorter has a partial makers mark in blade that is not discernible. This pattern is highly reproduced, but this pair appear orig. Shorter knife attached with iron pins, and the longer with brass. Blades are quite hefty with the shorter knife being .31″ thick at ricasso, 2-1/8″ wide and about 8″ long. The longer knife is 9-3/4″ long, .28″ thick at ricasso and 1-5/8″ wide. Longer of two knives has file branding and punch dot edge design. Smaller knife has file branding and flat copper wire added to grip. CONDITION: Good to very good overall. Both knives are sound and solid with lead reinforcement between blade and wood. Both knives show considerable filing and resharpening, staining and pitting, fairly heavy on longer knife which exhibits tag “Rare dag knife with hand forged blade from the South Dakota area 1820’s-1840’s”, partial makers mark in cartouche starts “JUN…”. Brass wire has mixed copper/brass patina and is loose from apparent shrinkage of wood. 51008-1 JS (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2234

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2235

GROUP OF 4 EDGED WEAPONS, INCLUDING RARE AMES MODEL 1841 NAVAL CUTLASS.

1) 1846 dated Ames Naval cutlass, marked on ricasso “US / N.P. AMES / CABOTVILLE”, opposite ricasso “US / 1846”. 2) 1841 dated Ames Model 1832 short artillery sword. “UNITED / STATES / 1841 / WS”, opposite ricasso stamped with “eagle” over “N.P. Ames / SPRINGFIELD”. 3) Civil War brass handled saber bayonet. 4) Marble’s Patented camp hatchet, dated “May 18 1898”. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Robert Ables, NYC, circa 1960. CONDITION: 1) Very good overall. 21″ blade has remnants of old plating as does hilt. Accompanying brass mounted scabbard is good, though leather is unsewn and quite weak near top mount with several reductions. 2) 19″ triple fullered blade is very good with staining and pitting and old sharpening. Accompanying brass mounted scabbard fits well with matching polished brass patina. 3) Very good overall. 23″ yatagan shaped blade. 4) Very good to fine as can be seen in photos. 50925-8 JS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2235

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2236

18th CENTURY AMERICAN HALBERD TOMAHAWK.

Interesting presentation Halberd with great patina and markings, never sharpened with crisp sharp points, late 18th-early 19th century, forged steel head with curved front blade, etched on one side with a Federal-style shield and crossed arrows on the point above, the other side engraved “W.C.T. / To / G.W.M.” with a bow on the point, with a wooden haft, overall lg. 23-1/4″. Head measures 10″ x 8-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good, grey metal with iron patina, etched markings all discernible. Haft has hand worn patina. 50971-3 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2236

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2237

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON WITH 5″ BARREL.

SN 6973. Cal. 31. 5″ bbl brass cone shaped front sight, 2-line NY address on top of bbl. 5-shot cylinder with visible Indian fight scene and typical oval cylinder stops. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard and butt with silver plating, 1-pc walnut grips with matching wedge. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, cyl, frame, and hammer retaining pleasing cleaned finish. Cyl scene is approx 60-70% present with a couple of areas of pin-prick pitting. Back strap retains approx 60% orig silver, as does butt, trigger guard, front strap. Frame appears to have some low heat applied case colors. Mechanics are excellent. Bore is good with light staining and pitting. 49973-401 JSL89 (5,000-8,000) – Lot 2237

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2238

COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER.

SN 8375. Cal. 31. 4″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Silver plated backstrap and trigger guard. Varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl shows 2-line New York bbl address, reading from right side. SN’s match on frame, bbl, wedge, arbor, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Cyl is marked “Colts Patent” over the SN. Grips were not removed, but fit very well and appear orig. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good for this model. Revolver is a smooth gray-brown patina overall, with some roughness on the bbl lug by wedge, and around recoil shield. Bbl address is sharp. SN’s are sharp. Colts Patent mark is sharp. Trigger guard and backstrap retain 90% silver plate. Cyl has clear Colts Patent and SN mark, but no cyl scene remains. Grips retain 20-30% of orig varnish finish, with a slight chip on left and right toe. A nice example of an early Colt Baby Dragoon revolver. 50709-13 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2238

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2239

FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT 2ND MODEL HARTFORD/LONDON DRAGOON REVOLVER.

SN 154. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Walnut grips. Revolver is finely engraved on frame, trigger guard, bbl lug, and loading lever in the English style. SN matches on frame, trigger guard, arbor, wedge, bbl, cyl, and loading lever. Backstrap and grips are replacements and remain un-numbered. British proofs are present on the bbl lug and the cyl. New York bbl address on top of lug. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Good. Revolver shows a gray-brown patina overall with some cleaning on the trigger guard. There are remnants on silver plate of protected are of the trigger guard. Engraving is worn but visible overall. Bore is dark. No cyl scene remains. A nice example of a partially restored Colt 2nd model dragoon revolver that evidently saw considerable use. 50709-16 TEP (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2239

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2240

FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT 2ND MODEL HARTFORD/LONDON DRAGOON REVOLVER.

SN 158. Cal. 44. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. Revolver is engraved in the English style on frame, bbl lug, loading lever, hammer, and trigger guard. Backstrap is a replacement and bears the no. 7176. SN’s match on frame, bbl, wedge, arbor, trigger guard, and cyl. British proofs are present on bbl lug and cyl. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Good to very good. Revolver shows an even gray-brown patina overall with some roughness towards muzzle. Bbl address is clear. Engraving is sharp on frame, with a clear Colts Patent engraved in a riband on left side. Bbl engraving is slightly washed out but visible. Trigger guard engraving is sharp. Trigger guard and backstrap show remnants of the silver plated finish. Grip is undersized and probably from another revolver. Chips are missing at the toe on both sides. SN is visible on the cyl. No cyl scene remains. A good example of an early Colt 2nd model Hartford/London dragoon revolver. 50709-17 TEP (4,000-8,000) – Lot 2240

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2241

LATE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON WITH PERIOD HOLSTER.

SN 18786. Cal. 44. Standard configuration with 8″ bbl. 6-shot cylinder. Left side of frame marked “Colt’s Patent”. 1-pc walnut grips with added silver mounts. Brass backstrap and trigger guard, all matching numbers. Holster with flap. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All steel parts have turned brown with scattered pin-prick erosion and handling marks. Front blade sight about half-height. No cylinder seen present. Left grip with repaired crack at frame and crescent moon silver mount. Right grip with silver star mounted. Front and back strap are in nice mustard yellow color with scattered light staining. Bore is fair with light pitting and rifling slightly worn. Mechanics are good. Holster is good with losses at muzzle. Drying and cracking throughout. Minor repair on flap. A neat outfit. 49973-103 JSL149 (7,500-8,500) – Lot 2241

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2242

EXTREMELY RARE AND DESIRABLE PAIR OF POMMEL HOLSTERS MADE FOR THE COLT WALKER REVOLVER BY J.C. SHACKLEFORD AND COMPANY CINCINNATI OHIO IN 1847.

SN NSN. These holsters are one of only 2-pair of this type holster known to collectors, the other pair being in the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Holsters are made from heavy harness leather with brass toe caps. Holsters have patent leather hoods with brown leather lining and yellow piping, designating Cavalry use. Holsters have a makers mark stamped on the body of each holster under the hoods. This exact pair of holsters were displayed by Dr. Joseph Murphy, along with Samuel Walker’s personal Walker colts. CONDITION: Very good considering their use. A portion of 1 hanging strap was restored by Daniel Cullity of Sandwich, Mass. The hoods are very delicate and have become somewhat detached. The leather finish is crazed on both hoods and holster body. Portions of some tie-down straps are missing. Makers marks are clear. The brass cap on the right holster has been shot through by a bullet, which must have been quite an experience for both horse and rider. A once in a lifetime opportunity for the collector of Walker Colts to add the only known example of these holsters in private hands to their collection. 50901-1 TEP (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2242

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2243

SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED COLT 1849 POCKET WITH CASE AND ACCESSORIES.

SN 94612. Cal. 31. 5″ oct bbl, brass cone front sight, bbl engraved in classic Gustave Young style and marked on top “SAML COLT”. All matching including wedge. Frame and hammer nicely scroll engraved, hammer with wolf’s head. Top of backstrap in shell pattern. Butt and trigger guard bow with scroll engraving. Five shot rnd cyl with stage coach hold up scene. 1-pc walnut grips. Backstrap and trigger guard with silver plating. Housed in an original Colt casing with red velvet interior with accessories including brass mold, American Eagle flask, percussion cap tin and cap, bullets. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Pistol is good, no factory original finish remains. Bbl with moderate soiling and couple areas of deep pitting, one at muzzle and one on top of bbl at legend. Frame is very good with scattered erosion. Cyl scene approximately 70% present. Cyl with pitting and impressions throughout. Trigger guard and backstrap with outstanding original silver perhaps as much as 85%. Mechanics are good. Bore is good with scattered pitting. Case is very good with light staining and soiling, accessories are good, compartment mostly intact and very good overall. Handsome gray ’49 that would make a great conversation piece. 49973-72 JSL134 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2243

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2244

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER CASED WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN 120006. Cal. 31. 5″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc walnut grip in a Colt mahogany case with a bullet mold marked, “Colts Patent”, a small flask with an eagle embossed on both sides, a tin of Eley caps, and some lead balls. Revolver is of the small guard variety with 2-line bbl address and stagecoach cyl scene. Left side of frame is marked, “Colts Patent”. SN matches on frame, bbl, trigger guard, backstrap, cyl, and arbor. Wedge is numbered 20366. Grips were not removed, but appear to be orig in all respects. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl shows 20-30% blue finish, blending to a silver-gray patina with a few batter marks around the wedge. Bbl mark is sharp and clear. Rammer shows traces of case color. Frame is a silver-gray patina. Trigger guard and backstrap retain most of orig silver plating. Cyl shows a nearly complete scene with sharp Colt’s patent mark. 5 safety pins are intact. Grip retains nearly all of orig varnish finish with some small dents and scratches and a small chip missing from the heel of the right side. Case is very good with no breaks. Red felt lining is intact. Partitions are stable. Mold is a mustard patina with slight batter marks. Flask is a mustard patina with a few small dents. A very nice early Colt 1849 pocket revolver manufactured in 1856. 50709-18 TEP (3,000-4,500) – Lot 2244

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2245

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER “WELLS FARGO” VARIATION WITH NO LOADING LEVER SHORT FRAME AND SMALL TRIGGER GUARD WITH OLD HOLSTER.

SN 59582. Cal. 31. 3″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Brass mounted with 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl shows 2-line New York address. SN matches on the frame, bbl, trigger guard, backstrap, cyl, and wedge. Grips were not removed but appear orig. Holster is 2-loop Mexican style of a later vintage. CONDITION: Very good. Revolver shows a gray-brown patina overall with some battering on the bbl lug. Address is sharp. Wedge screw is missing. Cyl has been lightly cleaned and shows a considerable amount of the scene. Trigger guard backstrap retain 50-60% silver plate. Grips show considerable orig varnish finish with high point wear and slight battering on butt. Holster is very good with a slight tear to seam. A chance to obtain a scarce variation of a short frame Wells Fargo pocket 49 revolver. 50648-1 TEP (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2245

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2246

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 145467. Cal. 31 Perc. Usual configuration, blue and case colored, 6-shot, with 6″ oct bbl. It has brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips with 2-line New York address. This gun was made about 1859 just prior to the Civil War and guns with 6″ bbls were popular among officers both North and South. This gun has the initials of its owner “HCL” scratched into buttstrap. CONDITION: Fine overall. All matching, including the wedge. Bbl retains over 80% thinning blue finish. The loading assembly retains strong traces of original case color with balance silver/gray. The frame retains about 60% muted case colors with balance gray/silver with staining. The trigger guard and backstrap retain over 90% of their orig silver plate. The cylinder has been cleaned and exhibits gray/silver color with a couple of old nicks and dings and retains 95% original stagecoach hold-up scene. Grips have light edge wear with light handling and use marks and retain 90-95% strong bright original varnish. Bore and mechanics are excellent. 50971-2 TDW (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2246

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2247

COLT 1849 LONDON POCKET MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 1862. Cal. 31. 5″ oct bbl, British proof marks on left flat. Top flat is marked “ADDRESS.COL.COLT./LONDON.” 5 shot rnd cyl with stagecoach roll engraving and British proofs. Left side of frame has standard Colt’s patent marking. Silver finished, large trigger guard and backstrap, 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl, frame, grip straps, cyl, loading lever and wedge have matching numbers. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl and cyl retain 60% reblued finish becoming light in areas from polishing wiht sharp markings. Cyl retains 80% scene. Loading lever, frame and hammer show 80% restored case colors with overall gray tone. Grip straps show signs of cleaning and retain intermittent dark tarnish. Unsanded grips show spots of orig finish with added finish over handling marks and dents. Left grip is chipped at toe. Sound mechanics. Bore shows good rifling with dark appearance and some light pitting. 50582-52 DS (1,250-1,750) – Lot 2247

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2248

COLT 1849 POCKET WITH 4″ MANHATTAN BARREL.

SN 122094. Cal. 31. 4″ bbl brass cone shaped front sight, 2-line address on top of bbl marked “Manhattan Firearms/Manufg. Co. New York”. 5-shot cylinder with visible stagecoach hold-up scene. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”. Brass trigger guard and butt with silver plating, 1-pc walnut grips. This gun likely started life as a 4″ Colt ’49 Pocket and at some point during its period of use the Manhattan bbl was added. We will never know why! PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 20-30% orig finish. Cyl with 70-80% visible scene. Frame is mostly gray. Back strap retains a trace of orig silver as does butt, trigger guard, and front strap, which are mostly mustard colored. Grips are very good with numerous light marks and scratches and varnish added during period of use. Mechanics are very good. Bore is good with light staining and pitting. 49973-170 JSL88 (1,000-3,000) – Lot 2248

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2249

COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 255926. Cal. 31. Oct bbl is shortened to 4″ length with reinstalled bead sight and has standard NY address. 6 shot rnd roll engraved cyl. Large brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl, frame, grip straps, cyl, wedge and loading lever have matching numbers. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Metal surfaces are cleaned with scattered light pitting and have gray coloration from touch-up finish. Brass grip straps have bright appearance from recent cleaning. Refinished grips show moderate wear and handling marks. Good mechanics. Bore shows good rifling with spots of pitting. 50582-54 (1,000-1,650) – Lot 2249

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2250

COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 130472. Cal. 31. 4″ oct bbl with standard NY address. 5 shot rnd cyl with stagecoach roll engraving. Small silver finished brass trigger guard and back strap. 1-pc walnut grip. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cyl retain some fading blue, blending with patina and scattered very light pitting. Cyl scene is very good. Loading lever and frame retain traces of case colors, blending with gray, having spots of fine pitting. Grip straps retain 80% silver, having areas of dark tarnish. Orig grip finish shows spots of wear and handling marks. Sound mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots of pitting. 50582-55 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2250

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2251

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER.

SN 200850. Cal. 31. 4″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Brass backstrap and trigger guard. Varnished 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Good. Revolver shows a smooth gray-brown finish overall, with a clear bbl address and Colt’s patent mark on left side of frame. Rammer screw has been replaced. SN’s match on frame, bbl, wedge, arbor, trigger guard, and backstrap. Grips were not removed, but appear orig and fit very well. Cyl is a silver-gray patina with clear Colt’s patent mark and SN. 20-30% of cyl scene remains intact. A good example of a post Civil War Colt Pocket made in 1867. 50385-4 TEP (800-1,200) – Lot 2251

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2252

PAIR OF COLT MODEL 1855 ROOT REVOLVERS.

SN 4375/7046L. 1) Cal. 28. 3-1/2″ oct bbl. Blue finish. 1-pc varnish walnut grip. Round cyl. Bbl shows 2-line Hartford address with pointing finger. SN is stamped on butt and on bottom of bbl. 2) Cal. 31. 3-1/2″ rnd bbl. Blue finish. Bbl shows 2-line New York address. SN is stamped on butt. Cyl is full fluted. 1-pc varnished walnut grip. SN stamped on butt and on bottom of bbl. CONDITION: 1) Very Good. Bbl retains traces of blue finish, blending with a silver gray patina, and some light pitting. Bbl address is sharp. Frame retains about 30% bright-blue finish with very little roughness. Cyl shows no scene and is lightly pitted overall. Hammer retains traces of case color finish. Grip is very good with high point wear. SN is sharp. 2) Very good. Bbl is a gray-brown patina overall. Frame retains 20% bright-blue, especially around hammer, with balance a plumb-brown patina. Cyl is a plumb-brown patina overall. Grips retain nearly all varnish finish with slight handling marks overall. Action needs repair. 51030-5 TEP (1,800-3,500) – Lot 2252

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2253

RARE AND HISTORICAL CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER SHIPPED TO CB COLTON, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, 1861.

SN 110,500. This is a classic Civil War sidearm used by both North and South, being the most popular sidearm amongst Confederate officers. This is a nice, honest, orig and complete example of an early 1861 New York addressed Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver made at the onset of the Civil War. Based on factory letter, this gun was shipped August 1861 to A. B. Semple & Sons, Louisville, KY and sold to C. B. Colton, “Collector of The Post” when war fervor was at its peak and Kentucky was in the middle of military action. Standard configuration, 7-1/2″ oct bbl. This is an interesting and aesthetically pleasing gun finished in military style without silver plating on brass or varnish on grips. It was 1 of 60 guns in shipment, no doubt some of these guns found their way into Confederate hands as Louisville had strong Confederate sympathies throughout the war. If the Union army had not occupied Kentucky so early, Kentucky would have been a Confederate state. Charles B. Colton (1832-1916) was from a famous family of cartographers. Colton maps of Louisville and its environs are known from the 1850’s through the Civil War. Colton and his brother during this period were publishing maps of the west. Could he have bought these guns for a militia company? Could he have bought these guns to arm his fellow cartographers while surveying in hostile territory? Why is this particular gun, with such a round SN – 110500 – be made in military style with oiled grips and no silver plating? More research may solve this mystery; but regardless, this is a fine example of an early wartime Colt navy revolver. CONDITION: Fine as professionally refinished. All matching SNs, including wedge and grips. Markings crisp, all easily read such as barrel address and patent markings. Cylinder has areas of staining and light pitting, 80-90% of the naval battle rolled scene can be seen. Screws are all sharp, several retaining traces of blue. Stocks appear oil finished, not varnished and have hand worn patina with edge wear and small cosmetic blemishes. Mechanically fine with crisp well discerned rifling in bore. The accompanying contemporary Colt box it is displayed in is very good. 50945-1 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2253

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2254

RARE EARLY TRANSITIONAL MODEL SQUAREBACK 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 923. Cal. 36. This is a scarce example of an early 3-digit Colt Percussion Navy revolver made in 1851, which theoretically by SN should be in 1st Model range, however this is a correct pure 2nd Model with 1-line New York address. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good to very good overall condition with traces of original finish remaining. Serial numbers are all matching except cylinder which is numbered #823 rather than #923 (however we feel this is a factory error). Mechanically gun is functional with discernible rifling in bore. 49973-496 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2254

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2255

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER WITH “MAJ. H.D. BLASINGAME FIRST PENN. VOL. 1861” ENGRAVED ON BACKSTRAP CASED WITH ACCESSORIES.

SN 149810. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc walnut grip. This gun presents an enigma to this cataloger. The SN falls in the range of a 4th Model Navy made in 1863 with New York bbl address and a capping groove in the middle of the recoil shield cutout. Trigger guard and backstrap, although numbered to the gun, are of the 3rd Model type with a small rnd guard, which was discontinued in the 85,000 SN range. The date of the inscription “1861” falls in the range of an early 4th model. The inscription is spurious. There is some evidence that these grip straps may have been fitted at a later date. The grips are not numbered and do not fit well on this revolver, but are definitely Colt grips. The only conclusion that can be made is that this revolver is a composite of parts from 2 different revolvers, assembled and numbered together, at a later date. SN dyes match on the frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Case is made of mahogany with green velvet lining. Case contains a Navy bullet mold marked “Colt’s Patent”. A flask with a stand of flags, canon, an eagle motif embossed on both sides. A packet of combustible cartridges, a tin of Eley caps, and a Colt combination tool. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-70% blue finish with high point and muzzle wear and a sharp bbl address. Some battering about the wedge. SN’s match on frame, bbl, rammer, wedge, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Frame retains 50% vivid case color, as does the hammer in protected areas. Cyl shows 50% blue with a nearly complete cyl scene. Safety pins are intact on cyl. Trigger guard and backstrap retain nearly all of silver finish. Grips show nearly all varnish finish, with some dents and high point wear. Grips have a crack at top corner on both sides, which have been repaired. Case is very good with a small crack on top. Partitions are intact. Lining is good. Bullet mold shows 20% blue with clear markings. Flask is dark mustard-brown patina, with sharp embossing and few dents. Cartridge pack and cap tin are intact. Key is present. 50709-19 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2255

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2256

RARE COLT ENIGMA 1851 NAVY REVOLVER FINISHED IN THE WHITE.

SN 91. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, brass cone front sight. “New York, U.S. America” bbl address, stamped SN “25” on bottom, loading lever without SN. Frame marked SN 91. Trigger marked 77307 on the butt. Cylinder marked no 56. Cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene. Left side of frame with intriguing “Colt’s Patent US” marking, 1-pc walnut grips with inspector mark “K” on left grip at butt. These extremely unusual revolvers are discussed in detail on pages 93-97 of Nathan L. Swayze Landmark Book “’51 Colt Navies”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl, frame and cylinder do not appear to have ever been finished and left the factory in the white and are now excellent, with scattered minor staining and a couple of light handling marks. Loading lever is excellent. Cylinder with approx 70% visible scene. Grips are excellent with minor handling marks and minute grain separation at butt of right grip. Back strap and trigger guard are very good with minor handling marks and light scratches. According to Swayze’s book, there are approx 100 made in this configuration. It is an exceedingly rare variation that every collector of the Colt 51 Navy should have in their collection. 49973-81 JSL85 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2256

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2257

COLT LONDON MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 40351. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Iron trigger guard and backstrap. Varnished 1-pc American walnut grip. Bbl shows a 1-line Colt London address with British proofs on left side of lug. Frame shows Colt’s Patent on left side. SNs match on frame, trigger guard, backstrap, arbor, bbl, wedge, and cyl. Grip was not removed, but appears orig in all respects. Cyl shows British proof marks. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 20% bright blue, especially towards breach end, with the balance turning smooth gray-brown patina. Bbl address is sharp. Rammer shows traces of case color. Frame retains 60-70% case color finish. Screws show fire-blue finish. All markings are sharp. Iron, trigger guard, and backstrap retain 20% blue in protected areas. Cyl is a silver-gray patina overall, with some traces of blue finish. Cyl scene is very good. Safety pins are present, but somewhat battered. Grip is fine with nearly all of orig varnish finish, slight handling marks, and high point wear. Action will not stay on half cock. Can be repaired. A fine example of an iron mounted London Navy that could have seen service in the Crimean War. 50372-1 TEP (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2257

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2258

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY CARTRIDGE CONVERSION REVOLVER U.S. NAVY ISSUE.

SN 89875. Cal. 38CF. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Iron trigger guard and backstrap. Bbl shows 1-line Hartford address. Bottom of bbl shows “R.W.M.” with an anchor. SN’s match on frame, bbl, trigger guard, and backstrap. Cyl is no. 9320. Frame shows Colts Patent over U.S. and 2-line patent date to the rear. Right side of frame is stamped “EC”. Butt of backstrap is stamped “NS”. Cyl is stamped “P” over “GG”. This revolver was first issued to the Navy in the mid 1850’s and was returned to the factory for conversion after the Civil War. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Good to very good. Revolver is a gray-brown patina overall, with sharp bbl marks, sharp patent marks on frame, and sharp inspector marks. Trigger guard bow has been slightly rounded. Backstrap has a crack on left side by hammer and has been repaired at the heel. Cyl does not rotate. Action is jammed. A good example of a Colt Navy revolver that saw service before and after the Civil War. 50709-9 TEP (2,000-3,500) – Lot 2258

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2259

SCARCE COLT 1851 NAVY CUT FOR SHOULDER STOCK.

SN 18989. Cal. 36. Standard configuration, 7-1/2″ bbl, 6-shot cylinder, near full-length loading lever, top of bbl marked “Address SamL. Colt New York City”. 4-screw frame marked on front of left side “Colt’s Patent”, 1-pc walnut grip, brass trigger guard and backstrap. Matching SNs throughout. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fair overall retaining no orig finish to metal surfaces. Front sight has thinned. All metal surfaces with minute pinprick pitting and minor staining. No cylinder scene is present. Grips are good, minor losses at toe. Scattered handling marks and scratches throughout. Mechanics are good. Bore is fair though rifling appears strong. 49973-136 JSL (1,800-3,800) – Lot 2259

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2260

SCARCE COLT 1851 LONDON NAVY.

SN 110614. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ octagon bbl, brass cone front sight with London “Broken O” bbl address – unusual variation. 6-shot cylinder with remnants of Ormsby Naval battle scene. 3-screw frame not cut for shoulder stock. Left side of frame marked “Colts Patent”, 1-pc walnut grip. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. All metal surfaces have a clean appearance. Cylinder scene is gone. Matching SNs. Grips are good with scattered handling marks and minor losses at toe. Mechanics are good as is bore with scattered pitting and staining. 49973-82 JSL96 (1,200-3,200) – Lot 2260

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2261

SCARCE LONDON 1851 NAVY WITH IRON GUARD.

SN 2173. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl, brass cone front sight, marked on top “ADDRESS COL. COLT. LONDON”. Left side of bbl with provisional proofs, left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT”. Six shot rnd cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene and provisional proofs. Large guard, iron straps. 1-pc walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, metal surfaces with scattered staining and minor salt and pepper pitting throughout. Approximately 30% cyl scene remains. Backstrap and trigger guard have turned dark, grips are very good though slightly under-sized with scattered handling marks and minor impressions. Mechanics are good. Bore is very good with scattered light pits. 49973-83 JSL126 (1,000-3,000) – Lot 2261

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2262

COLT 4TH MODEL NAVY REVOLVER.

SN 192624. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc walnut grip. 1-line New York address on top of bbl. Frame shows no marking. Cyl shows no marking. SN matches on frame, trigger guard, and bbl. Backstrap is an unmarked replacement. Grip is a replacement. CONDITION: Fair. Revolver has been cleaned overall to a silver-gray finish. Front sight is replacement. Frame has been polished. Cyl has been polished. Trigger guard and backstrap have been polished. Grip shows a varnish finish. Action does not rotate the cyl. A representative example of a Navy revolver. 50988-1 TEP (500-700) – Lot 2262

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2263

COLT 1851 NAVY 4TH MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 200199. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ oct bbl, with NY address. 6 shot rnd cyl, large brass trigger guard and backstrap, 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl, frame, grip straps and wedge have matching numbers. Loading lever has non-matching number 4272. Cyl retains no visible number. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Exterior metal surfaces have overall dark heavy patina with scattered pitting. Bore has dark frosted appearance. Undersized grips show heavy wear with wood loss at butt. Brass grip straps have a mottled patina. Front trigger guard screw is replacement. Functioning action exhibits some looseness. 50582-71 DS (300-500) – Lot 2263

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2264

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 2678. Cal. 38. This fine original, complete and authentic example of one of 3800 mid 1870 produced cartridge conversions which utilize existing model 1851 parts. This particular example is made in original rimfire, has great aesthetics with crisp markings. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Gun overall is gray/plum with traces of original finish found in protected areas. Scattered areas of pitting especially at muzzle, back of bbl lug and face of cylinder. Cylinder scene is about 80% visible. Grips are well fit, retaining most of their bright factory varnish with edge wear. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp discernible bore. 49973-167 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2264

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2265

COLT 1861 NAVY MARTIALLY MARKED PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 20801. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, with NY address. 6 shot rnd cyl, brass grip straps, 1-pc walnut grip. Right side of grip is stamped “1903” above clearly visible military cartouche. Left side of grip at butt has “RAC” inspector mark followed by hand scratched initials “EYD”. Bbl, frame, grip straps, cyl and wedge have matching numbers. Loading lever is an unnumbered replacement. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Poor. Metal has dark patina with weak but partially legible markings. Replacement loading lever retains 40% case colored finish. Sanded and undersized grips have dark appearance with heavy wear. Some grip frame and action screws are replacements. Cyl is not rotating when action is cycled. Dark pitted bore. 50582-69 DS (500-800) – Lot 2265

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2266

COLT 1851 NAVY 4TH MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 104108. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ oct bbl, with standard NY address. 6 shot rnd roll engraved cyl, silver finished large brass trigger guard and backstrap, 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl, frame, grip straps, cyl and wedge have matching numbers. Loading lever is unmarked and appears to be a replacement. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Metal surfaces are cleaned with scattered very light pitting. Cyl retains 80% scene. Grip straps show 70% silver finish with spots of dark tarnish. Unsanded grips show moderate wear and handling marks. Last cocking notch on hammer is not holding. Dark bore showing light pitting. 50582-56 DS (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2266

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2267

COLT 1850 NAVY BREVETE.

SN 40430. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ octagon bbl with cone shaped brass front sight. Top of bbl marked Address “Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America”. Frame has “Colts Patent” stamped on left side and 3-screw variation. 6-shot cylinder with unusual naval battle scene. Iron, trigger guard and back strap, 1-pc walnut grips. Wedge is un-numbered. Left side of bbl with indiscernible proof marks. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains approx 30% nickel plating with scattered corrosion and pin-prick pitting. Cyl retains most of its scene with scattered losses and pin-prick pitting. Frame, back strap and trigger guard are good with light salt and pepper pitting throughout. Grips are good with slight rounding and minor repair on left grip at toe. Mechanics need slight adjustment. Bore is fair with light pitting. 49973-84 JSL95 (800-1,800) – Lot 2267

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2268

COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CARTRIDGE REVOLVER U.S. ISSUE.

SN 2982. Cal. 38CF. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc walnut grip. SN’s match on frame, bbl, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Cyl is numbered on rear face. New York bbl address 2-line patent mark on left side frame. Naval inspection mark on bottom of bbl, “R.W.M.” followed by an anchor. These revolvers were manufactured as cartridge revolvers using some leftover parts from percussion revolvers. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and ejector housing have a silver-gray patina overall with sharp bbl address and some roughness towards the muzzle. Frame retains generous traces of orig case color. Hammer also shows traces of case color. Cyl has a nearly complete roll-die scene. Trigger guard and backstrap have a mustard patina that has been lightly cleaned, butt shows some battering. Grips show an old re-varnish finish. Action functions. A nice example of a Colt cartridge revolver made for the US Navy in the early 1870’s, that were serial numbered in their own range. 50709-10 TEP (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2268

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2269

SCARCE COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER U.S. ISSUE.

SN 10221. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ rnd bbl with blade front sight, six shot rnd cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene. Top of bbl with standard NEW YORK-AMERICA address. Left side of frame marked “COLT’S PATENT”. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-pc walnut grips. All matching except wedge, inspectors marks at wedge, trigger guard and cyl. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Good, all metal surfaces with light staining and just beginnings of scattered pin prick erosion. Cyl scene is approximately 30% visible. Grips are very good with great fit and scattered handling marks. Mechanics very good. Bore is very good with scattered light pitting. 49973-214 JSL127 (2,200-4,200) – Lot 2269

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2270

COLT 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 2548. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ rnd bbl with NY address. 6 shot rnd roll engraved cyl, brass grip straps, 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl, frame, grip straps, cyl and wedge have matching numbers. Loading lever is unmarked. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Metal has cleaned gray appearance, showing scattered spots of light pitting. Cyl retains 30% lightly visible scene. Sanded and refinished grips have heavy dents at butt with plastic wood repair along right side of frame and trigger guard. Action functions properly. Bore shows intact rifling, having general dark appearance and areas of pitting. 50582-70 DS (750-1,250) – Lot 2270

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2271

COLT 1865 POCKET NAVY IN FINE CONDITION.

SN 11529. Cal. 36. 5-1/2″ octagon bbl with cone shaped brass front bead. 1-line New York U.S. Address. 5-shot rebated cylinder with stagecoach hold-up scene. Frame marked “Colts Patent” on left side and .36 cal. on shoulder of left trigger guard. 1-pc walnut grips, brass back strap. All matching including wedge. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 75-80% high polished blue finish with orig blue present in bore indicating this as a very lightly used gun. There is a small area of flaking on left side which extends to right side. Loading lever contains 30-40% orig case color. Cyl retains 70-80% orig scene with minor bumps throughout. Frame retains 20-30% orig case color as does hammer. Traces of silver can be found on trigger guard and back strap. Safety pins have been smashed. Mechanics are excellent. Bore as noted. 49973-211 JSL99 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2271

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2272

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER U.S. ISSUE.

SN 11637. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl. Blue and case color finish with 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl shows 1-line New York address on top. German and silver blade front-sight. Gain twist rifling. Left breech of bbl shows inspector initial “T”. Right breech of bbl shows inspector initial “L”. Frame is of the 4-screw variety with stock bolsters attached and shows Colt’s patent mark on forward left side. Trigger guard and apron of backstrap shows “T” proof. Cyl has Colt’s patent mark with naval cyl scene. Cyl shows “T” proof and “L” proof marks. Grip has “JT” cartouche on lower left side. Butt of grip shows “T” proof. SNs match on frame, bbl, trigger guard, backstrap, cyl, arbor, and grip. Wedge is numbered 1663. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 40% bright-blue finish overall, that has drifted to a plumb-brown patina with some scratches along the top side of bbl. Bbl address is sharp. Sight is very good. Bore is bright with sharp rifling and some stains. Frame retains 40-50% orig case color with clear patent mark. Frame screws contain a considerable amount of blue finish. Trigger guard has a mustard-brown patina with clear markings. Backstrap retains traces of blue finish in protected areas with sharp markings. Cyl retains 20-30% blue finish and 80% cyl scene that has been battered somewhat. Engaged mark is clear. Cyl no. and inspector marks are sharp. Grip is very good with a readable cartouche and SN. Grips show handling marks overall with a small chip missing from right toe. Grips have a coat of varnish applied. 51028-16 TEP (5,000-7,500) – Lot 2272

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2273

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1860 ARMY WITH LANYARD RING.

SN 98756. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl with German silver front-sight and 1-line US America Address. Frame has “Colts Patent” stamped on left side and 3-screw variation. 6-shot rebated cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene. Brass front strap and trigger guard, iron back strap, and 1-pc walnut grip. Scarce lanyard ring in grips with factory cutout. Right and left grip with cartouches and left grip stamped “64”. Wedge is mismatched by approx 1,300 numbers. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is approx 10% blue, mostly in protected areas. Front sight slightly worn. Cylinder scene is approx 70-80% present. Cylinder is mostly brown. Frame retains approx 40% rainbow case color. Grips are sound and retain most of their orig varnish. Cartouches rate good though they have thinned. Mechanics are very good. Bore is good with light staining and pitting. 49973-109 JSL93 (4,500-6,500) – Lot 2273

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2274

FINE COLT MODEL 1860 PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CHECKERED IVORY GRIPS AND TOOLED “SLIM JIM” HOLSTER.

SN 184715. Cal. 44. Fine example of the popular Colt percussion Army revolver with beautiful well aged factory checkered Ivory grips and California style tooled “Slim Jim” holster. This gun retains much of its original finish and presents beautifully in its well fit holster. This particular gun was made in 1869 and shows honest use and good overall aesthetics. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl retains about 20% bright blue finish especially in protected areas, bbl address is crisp, balance gray with areas of pitting and small blemishes. Cylinder has strong traces of finish in rebated area with good rolled Naval battle cylinder scene. Frame has crisp “COLT’S PATENT” marking on left side retaining about 50% muted case colors with balance silver/gray. Mechanically gun functions well with bright crisp bore. Missing one frame screw. Original Colt “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit and quite worn with good patina. Accompanying holster is sound, solid and supple with crazing and wear at ear holding trigger bow, belt loop is sound and solid. 49973-112, 49973-272, JS (4,000-6,000) IVORY – Lot 2274

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2275

VERY FINE EARLY 4-SCREW MARTIAL COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER WITH ISSUE HOLSTER.

SN 24081. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl with German silver front-sight. 1-line New York bbl address. 6-shot cyl with rolled Ormsby naval battle scene. Gun conforms to other early first year manufacture with frame with “COLTS PATENT” stamped on left side and 4-screw variation for detachable shoulder stock. Brass front strap and trigger guard, iron backstrap, and 1-pc walnut grip. Gun is all matching with SNs found on each part normally numbered with very good inspector’s cartouche on left stock, strong traces of finish, tight action with crisp bore. This is a fine example of an early Civil War 4-screw Army that are becoming difficult to find. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Traces of blue in protected areas with balance smooth, plum/grey. Cyl scene is mostly discernible. SNs all crisp and well struck. Frame retains strong areas of muted case colors. Stocks are crisp, well fit with good inspector’s cartouche as can be seen in photos. Mechanically gun is fine with crisp shiny bore. Holster is sound and supple and a well made variant of the normal issue holster that fits the gun perfectly. The belt loop is a newer, professional restoration, sewn through the orig stitch holes. 50756-1 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2275

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2276

RARE AND UNUSUAL POSSIBLE COLT PROTOTYPE OF MODEL 1860 ARMY WITH BACKSTRAP SPUR AND FACTORY IVORY GRIPS.

SN 26237. Cal. 44. Most unusual gun with backstrap spur professionally and very likely Colt factory addition as fit and patina match so well. Gun appears all matching and original with odd cryptic mark adjacent to SNs of unknown meaning, there are also additional small assembly numbers on backstrap not normally seen. This is a most interesting Colt variant that you will probably never see again. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good overall. Gun appears to have had a special polish before bluing as cylinder lacks its rolled scene and only patent marks are easily discerned. Gun is overall plum/gray with traces of blue finish in protected areas of bbl and cylinder. Frame appears gray, almost white with traces apparent case color. Backstrap retains traces of blue color in protected areas with balanced plum/gray. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips have inked last 4 digits of SN “6237” in backstrap channel and fit extremely well and tight. Wedge appears original with factory misstruck digit reading the last 4 digits of SN “6337”. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp discernible bore. 49973-108 JS (3,500-5,500) IVORY – Lot 2276

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2277

HISTORIC MARTIAL COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER WITH INSCRIBED GRIPS.

SN 70317. Cal. 44. Blue and color case hardened with 8″ bbl. The brass trigger guard & iron backstrap contain a 1-pc walnut grip and has small martial inspector marks on cyl, backstrap and trigger guard. Frame is 3-screw style with flathead hammer screw cut for stock. Right side of grip is carved “Bill Milligan / 1859”. Left side is carved “CV KY”. SNs match on bbl, frame, trigger guard, cyl and backstrap. William Milligan enlisted in the 2nd Kentucky Union Cavalry, Company “B” 14th Corps McCook’s 2nd division Army of the Cumberland in August of 1861. He was promoted to Sgt. on March 1st 1863 and was mustered out of service on September 26th, 1864 at the expiration of his term of service. The 2nd Kentucky saw service in Georgia, breaking up the railroad lines. After the war, a William Milligan is noted as having enlisted in Company H 7th Cavalry at Philadelphia on August 17, 1866. In July 1867, he deserted, was apprehended and confined at Ft. Sedgewick, Colorado Territory on July 17 and spent the next several months in the guardhouse and was returned to duty in March 1868. Apparently Milligan stayed with the 7th Cavalry and was killed in action at the Battle of the Washita on November 27, 1868. Milligan is listed by name in Custer’s after action report of the battle as having been killed in the battle and when his body was recovered, he had been scalped was severely mutilated and with a shot in the head. Also accompanying is a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in Cal. 44 with bbl length and the type of stocks not listed, finish blue/brass and shipped to Major J. D. Callender at the St. Louis Arsenal, St. Louis, MO on Oct 24, 1862 in a shipment of 1,000 guns. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a Colt Historian letter signed by M.S. Huber, confirming shipment to the United States Government St. Louis Arsenal on Oct 24th , 1862, in a shipment of 1000 revolvers. Also included are Military records and muster rolls for Sgt. Milligan. CONDITION: Good. Bbl shows a plum/brown patina overall with muzzle wear and numerous dents and scratches. Bbl address is legible. Bore is dark with visible rifling. SN is battered. Cyl shows a plum/brown patina with numerous scratches and dents, cyl scene is not visible, Colt’s patent and SN is legible. Frame retains an even plum/brown patina overall with some minor dents. Trigger guard has been cleaned and shows a sharp “H” inspector mark behind the trigger guard. Backstrap is plum/brown patina with a clear “K” inspector mark behind hammer. Grips are good with minor losses at the toe, considerable high point wear and battering on the butt end. Inscriptions on both grips are legible in good light. An opportunity to purchase a historic piece of American Civil War history. 49497-2 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2277

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2278

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER U.S. ISSUE.

SN 93684. Cal. 44. 8″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Brass trigger guard and iron backstrap. 1-pc walnut grip. This is a U.S. Martial revolver made in 1863 at the height of the Civil War. The revolver has a 3-screw frame and is cut for a shoulder stock. Military inspector marks, “C” and “T” appear on bbl lug, inspector mark “W” appears behind trigger guard and behind hammer, and inspector marks “L” and “D” appear on cyl. Grips have been cleaned and varnished and show no visible cartouche. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Bbl retains considerable blue in protected areas around the wedge turning to a silver-gray patina with some roughness and stain toward the muzzle. Traces of case color appear on the rammer. Frame shows a generous amount of case coloring on both sides. Hammer shows remnants of case color. Brass trigger guard has been lightly cleaned. Backstrap is an even gray-brown patina, with traces of blue behind hammer. A nice example of a Civil War vintage Colt 1860 Army revolver, that definitely saw service in the War between the States. 50709-12 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2278

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2279
Revised: 9/14/2016

Please Note: This Colt conversion is actually centerfire, not rimfire.

VERY RARE EARLY COLT 12-STOP RICHARDS CONVERSION 1860 ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 141. Cal. 44 RF. Rarely seen 12-stop Richards conversion that appears original and authentic. Interesting to note the extra 6-stops each have cut into chambers which in cartridge gun would not have been a problem. Conversion breech plate and loading gate have assembly number “163”. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Overall very good with traces of finish in protected areas. Iron overall gray/brown with scattered small dents and dings. Matching SNs are found on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder and grips. Brass trigger guard has traces of original tarnished silver with shiny brass patina. Grips are well worn with chips in each corner of toes. Mechanically gun is frozen and will not cock or turn, bore has well discerned pitted rifling. 49973-144 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2279

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2280

MODEL 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER CONVERTED TO FIRE “LIP-FIRE” CARTRIDGE.

SN 189226. Cal. 44. Very rare possibly one-of-a-kind “Lip-Fire” conversion of late production Colt percussion Army revolver with original ivory grips, converted to cartridge with what appears to be Richards ejector SNd “800”, however there are no other Richards numbers present on gun and other SNs are from original percussion revolver which are all matching including ivory grips. Cylinder is of unknown manufacture with no markings. Cylinder stops have no approaches and are crudely cut, not milled. This is an interesting apparent blacksmith or gunsmith attempt for the “Lip-Fire” cartridge which appears original to the time of manufacture with 8″ bbl. PROVENANCE: TThe Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good overall. Retaining about 70% nickel plating. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit with a small chipped inner toe on right side. Mechanically gun functions well with worn bore with discernible rifling. 49973-140 JS (3,000-4,000) IVORY – Lot 2280

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2281

COLT MODEL 1860 RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER.

SN 3508. Cal. 44CF. 8″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Brass trigger guard. Iron backstrap. 1-pc walnut grip. This revolver is a standard Richard conversion with a 1-line New York bbl address. SNs match on frame, bbl, trigger guard, and backstrap. Cyls also numbered to match the gun. “44CAL” is stamped on left rear bow of trigger guard. No military proofs are apparent, although grip shows remnants of an acceptance cartouche and is probably from another revolver. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a gray-brown patina overall, with a sharp bbl mark and some staining overall. Some blue is evident in protected areas. Frame is a silver-gray patina overall, with a hint of case color in protected areas. Cyl is gray-brown patina with traces of blue on the rear portion. Marking is sharp and cyl scene is nearly complete. Hammer shows traces of orig case color. Trigger guard has been lightly cleaned with traces of silver in protected areas. Backstrap is gray-brown patina with some blue remaining on the apron. Grips are very good, but are definitely from another revolver. A chance to obtain a nice Richards conversion that was sold on the civilian market right after the Civil War, and was used in the taming of the West. 50709-11 TEP (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2281

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2282

LOT OF SEVEN POWDER FLASKS AND TWO CAPPERS.

1) Colt flask for Model 1860 Army revolver with Stand of Flags and Cannon motif. Flask is marked “Colt’s Patent” below crossed rifles and revolvers. Motif shows a standard flag with a cannon motif in front, anchors on the side, and a short sword in the foreground. Top of flask is unmarked. 2) “Peace” flask made by the American flask and Cap Company for the Colt Dragoon revolver and U.S. Longarms. Flask has motif on both sides. Motif has Eagle above a circle of stars in the center of which is a clasping hand design. Bottom of motif has “U.S.” in a shield in front of a panoply of arms. Flask has an adjustable charger spout. Top of flask is marked “AM. Flask & Co.”. Flask has 2 ring-hangers on either side. 3) Peace flask made by N.P. Ames of Chicopee Falls, Mass. Flask is very early production and has the remnants of the date “183x”. Flask has a motif embossed on each side. Top of motif is American Eagle and shield over a rnd circle of stars with a clasping hand design in center. Bottom of motif has “U.S.” in a shield in front of a panoply of arms. Flask has a “WS” inspector mark on the top side near the head of the Eagle. Flask is marked “N.P. Ames” on the cap. Flask has an adjustable charger. Flask has 2 triangular hangers. Flask has a leather collector’s tag with 1837 stamped. Flask is from the Period of the Seminole Wars and would have been issued with Colt Patterson Longarms. 4) Unmarked Navy style flask with Stand of Flag and Cannon motif on one side. Motif has crossed rifles and pistols at top with no Colt mark. Cap is unmarked. 5) Bag shaped flask made by Dixon & Sons in England. Flask is plain and has a ring-hanger at the bottom. Cap is gilt finish. Body of flask is marked “Made in England” over “Dixon & Sons”. Spout is marked “12”. 6) Unmarked fluted bag flask with adjustable charger. Body of flask is fluted overall, with a rolling border at the top. Charger spout is unmarked. 7) Leather bag shot pouch made by The American Flask & Cap Company. Body of flask is dark leather and is not marked. Shot measure is marked “AM. Flask & Cap Co.”. Flask charger is graduated for 1-1/4 or 1-1/2 ounce of shot and is adjustable. Charger has what appears to be an old nickel finish. 8) Unmarked brass capper. Capper has circular designs on both sides and a brass hanging chain. Capper has a steel spring. 9) Dixon & Sons brass capper. Capper has circular motif on both sides and is marked “Dixon & Sons” on the neck. There is an “L” stamped on front face below screw. Capper has ornate spring and a knurled screw. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Flask has a dark mustard patina overall with sharp motif, a few minor dents and intact seam. Spring is broken. Top of flask is dark mustard patina. 2) Very good to fine. Motifs are sharp on both sides. Flask shows an even uncleaned mustard patina with slight dents. Seam is intact. Top of charger is very good with operating spring. Cap is a deep mustard patina with traces of gilt finish. 3) Very fine for this vintage. Embossing is sharp on both sides, with some high point wear on the Eagle’s shield. Flask is a dark mustard patina overall. Darker on one side. Seam is intact. Hangers are good. Cap is very good. Lever operates, markings are clear with exception as noted. Cap is a deep mustard patina with traces of gilt. 4) Very good. Flask is a deep brown patina with a clear sharp motif that has traces of silver finish in the motif. Rear of flask is slightly dented. Seam is intact. Cap is very good with operating door. Cap is a mustard patina. 5) Very good to fine. Flask body is a deep copper patina overall. Seam is intact. Marking is clear. Cap operates and has a generous amount of gilt finish. 6) Very good. Flask body has a deep brown patina with verdigris stains in flutes. Some small dents, seam is intact. Cap is missing spring. Cap retains traces of gilt finish. 7) Very good. Bag has been slightly crushed. Seam is frayed. Screws are rusty. Charger spout is a dull gray patina with clear markings. 8) Very good. Capper is a mellow brass patina with very slight cases of gilt finish. 9) Very good. Capper has a dark mustard patina overall with traces of gilt finish in grooves. Marking is sharp. 49973-355 TEP (4,000-6,000) – Lot 2282

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2283

RARE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVERS.

SN 446/447. Cal. 36. Both pistols are nearly identical. Blue and color case hardened with half-fluted, rebated cylinders and silver plated steel trigger guards & backstraps which each contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip matching numbered to their respective revolvers. SN 446 has a 6-1/2″ rnd bbl and number 447 has a 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, both with brass pin front sight and 1-line Hartford address. SN 446 has the matching number in a cyl flute without patent date marking. SN 447 has SN in a flute with patent marking in adjacent flute. There were about 28,200 of these fine revolvers produced 1861-1873. Very few are known with the steel trigger guard & backstrap. These little revolvers were manufactured in the first year of production of 1861 and undoubtedly would have seen service throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier, well into the 1870’s before being supplanted by cartridge firearms. Such hard and continuous service usually under extreme and adverse conditions has left very few with orig finish. Surviving consecutive pairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Both revolvers are nearly identical condition, all matching including wedge, cyl and grip. 1) SN 446 fine. Bbl retains traces of orig blue being mostly a smooth blue/grey patina. Rammer pivot retains strong case colors, turned dark on the handle. Frame retains about 60% faded case colors, stronger on the left side, worn to silver on the recoil shields. Lockbolt screw is battered. Hammer retains bright case colors on the right side and rear edge, faded on left side and top edge. Cyl retains thin blue in the flutes being an overall grey patina. Trigger guard shows traces of orig silver, being mostly a grey patina. Backstrap retains about 10% silver with the balance a grey patina. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy edge wear, light nicks & scratches and retains about 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a couple of spots of pitting. 2) SN 447 fine. Bbl retains traces of orig blue being mostly a light brown patina with fine pitting on right side. Rammer pivot retains strong case colors. Frame shows faint case colors being mostly a grey patina. Trigger & lockbolt screws may be replacements. Cyl shows strong blue in 3 flutes and in the rebated area, being mostly a dark patina with some fine pinprick pitting in one area and has 3 of the 5 safety pins serviceable. Trigger guard is a grey/brown patina. Backstrap shows 10-15% silver plate mixed with dark patina with the balance a brown patina. Grip has a chipped right toe otherwise is sound showing moderate edge wear and retains 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 49973-207, 49973-208, JR44 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2283

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2284

COLT 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

SN 30316. Cal. 36. Rnd bbl shortened to 4-1/2″, having reinstalled bead and standard NY address marking. 5 shot fluted rebated cyl. Brass grip straps, 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl, frame, grip straps and wedge have matching numbers. Cyl and loading lever have no visible numbers. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Metal shows traces of orig finish, fading to even gray patina. Grip straps retain traces of silver finish in protected areas. Orig grip finish shows moderate wear with dents and chips near butt. Good mechanics. Bore shows good rifling. 50582-53 DS (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2284

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2285

COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET POLICE REVOLVER.

SN 2937. Cal. 36. 4-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish with silver plated backstrap and trigger guard. Bbl shows a 1-line New York address. Frame shows Colt patent stamped on left side. SN’s match on frame, bbl, wedge, trigger guard, backstrap, and arbor. Grips were not removed, but appear absolutely orig. PROVENANCE: Collection of Daniel C. Scott. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 10-20% orig blue, blending with a plumb-brown patina. There is some slight roughness at the muzzle end. Bbl address is sharp. Frame retains 20% case color, with the balance turning a pleasing silver-gray. Trigger guard and backstrap retain 80% of orig silver finish. Cyl retains 10% blue in protected areas, with a sharp patent mark in the flute. 2 of the 5 safety pins are intact. Grips retain nearly all the orig varnish finish, with only slight high point wear and a few dents and scratches. The initial “W” is carved into the butt end of right grip. A very nice example of a Colt Pocket Police revolver made in the first year of production, 1861. 50709-14 TEP (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2285

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2286

FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE RICHARDS/MASON CONVERSION REVOLVER MCDOWELL TYPE 1-B 1-PIECE BURL WALNUT GRIP.

SN 31018E. Cal. 38 CF. 4 1/2″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish. 1-pc. burl walnut grip. Factory engraved in the open vine style with coverage on half of bbl mainly at lug and both sides of frame. Conversion ring shows a punch dot and walking line motif. Trigger guard and backstrap show light coverage with borders and scroll. Bbl has script addres “SAM’l COLT” surrounded by light scroll work. Bbl lug also shows some dental motif in style of C.F. Ulrich Jr. Ejector rod housing and ejector rod are missing. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. Wedge has no. 0096. “E” is stamped below SN indicating factory engraving. Last 4 digits of SN in grip channel. 1-pc burl walnut grip. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is gray-brown patina overall with visible engraving and sharp Sam Colt mark engraved. Front sight is battered flat. Bore is dark with visible rifling. SN is clear. Frame has sharp engraving and a sharp Colt patent mark. Trigger guard and backstrap are a mellow mustard patina with sharp engraving. Cylinder is gray-brown patina with about 10% visible cylinder scene and readable SN. Chambers are dark. Grip is very good and retains 70% orig varnish finish with some staining, high point wear and mars and dents overall. A very colorful factory engraved Colt conversion with scarce bbl marking. 49973-233 TEP (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2286

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2287

COLT 1862 POCKET NAVY RICHARDS CARTRIDGE REVOLVER MCDOWELL TYPE 4 WITH ONE-PIECE WALNUT GRIP.

SN 3596. Cal. 38 RF. 3 1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish. Varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl has 2-line address with pin front sight. Bbl lug is “S” shaped and not filled. Frame shows 2-line patent mark at left front side. Trigger guard shows 36 cal. on left rear side. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, and grip. Wedge is not numbered. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80% nickel finish with most of loss at muzzle and on right side of lug. Bbl address is sharp. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Frame retains 60% orig nickel with most of wear on right side. Trigger guard retains 5% nickel near trigger guard. Backstrap retains 5% nickel mostly at heel. Hammer is silver-gray patina. Trigger is plum-brown patina. Cylinder retains 80% nickel with sharp scene and clear Colt’s patent mark and SN. Grip is very good and retains 80% orig varnish with high point wear, scratches, and dents and 1 chip on upper right side. A nice hard to find Colt pocket Navy cartridge revolver. 49973-231 TEP (1,000-2,500) – Lot 2287

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2288

COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY RICHARDS CARTRIDGE REVOLVER MCDOWELL TYPE 2.

SN 19085. Cal. 38 RF. 4 1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish with varnished walnut grip. Oct bbl has no provision for ejector rod and shows a 1-line New York address. Frame shows a 2-line patent mark at left front. 36 Cal. is stamped on left rear of trigger guard. SN matches on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, arbor, and grip. Wedge is no. 8002. Cylinder has been renumbered 9085 under 8912. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 40% orig nickel with some dark staining and dents on top of either side of lug. Bbl address is clear. Front sight is good. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Frame retains 30% orig nickel finish, mostly on right side and in loading cut. Hammer retains traces of case color. Trigger retains miniscule traces of blue. Trigger guard has 10% nickel at forward end. Backstrap has 5% nickel mostly on butt. Cylinder is a silver-gray patina with traces of nickel at rear. Cylinder has 80% cylinder scene with good Colt’s patent mark and sharp SN stamp. Grip retains 60% varnish with numerous dents and scratches and high point wear. Grip at butt is slightly battered. A hard to find Pocket Navy cartridge revolver. 49973-230 TEP (1,000-2,000) – Lot 2288

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2289

COLT MODEL 1855 MILITARY RIFLE.

SN 2172. Cal. 56. 31-5/16″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Bbl has front-sight with base made to accommodate bayonet lug. 3-leaf rear-sight. Receiver has “Col. Colt Hartford CT. U.S.A.” marked in the top-strap. Left side of receiver is marked “Colts Patent over November 24, 1857”. SN is stamped on forward part of receiver behind loading lever mortise, on tang behind trigger guard, and on toe of buttplate. Lower tang mounts a sling swivel to the rear. Rear bbl band also mounts a swing swivel. Carbine buttplate with compartment. Ramrod mounted under bbl with extension in buttplate. Brass forend cap on fore-stock. 5-shot fluted cyl. “Patented September 10, 1850” marked in 1 flute of cyl. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a plumb-brown patina overall with some staining on top surface. Bbl bands also show a plumb-brown patina. Sights are good. Receiver shows generous traces of blue finish overall, especially in protected areas with the balance being plumb-brown, and some roughness on the top-strap by the vent and in front of the cyl. Hammer has a plumb-brown patina with traces of blue. Cyl has a heavy plumb-brown patina, some roughness, with a clear mark. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with handling marks overall. There is a half moon-shape gauge at left wrist. Forestock is very good with only slight handling marks and dents. Buttplate is a heavy brown patina, some roughness, with a clear serial mark stamped into toe. One of an estimated total production of 9,310 made circa 1856 to 1864. 51015-2 TEP (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2289

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2290

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING RIFLE.

SN 1692. Cal. 56. 31″ oct-rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted cylinder with 3-leaf rear sight. CONDITION: Heavily restored, no markings are orig, including external SNs on tang, frame and trigger or Colt address on top strap, patent markings on cylinder and frame. Stocks are both restorations. Gun is totally refinished in blue and case colors; mechanically functional with discernible rifling in bore. Fit of bbl to frame is loose and wobbly. 50988-3 JS (2,000-4,000) – Lot 2290

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2291

COLT LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION RIFLE – SMALL FRAME.

SN 2930. Cal. 22. 24″ oct bbl, open sights. Small frame receiver with dust cover. Walnut forend and straight grip stock. Hard rubber buttplate with Rampant Colt logo. CONDITION: Good plus. Barrel and receiver show some orig blue in protected areas w/balance fading to patina. Left side of receiver shows light cleaning. Buttstock is very good, shows minor handling marks commensurate to age. Buttplate in excellent. Sharp rifling, bore slightly dark. Mechanics good. Colt letter indicates the gun was shipped to William Lyman, the inventor of the famous Lyman gun sight, in Middlefield, Conn. 50935-2 (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2291

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2292

COLT LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION RIFLE – SMALL FRAME.

SN 11235. Cal. 22. 24″ oct bbl, Beeches fold down front sight, filler blank in rear dovetail, King folding tang peep sight. Checkered walnut forend and straight grip buttstock. Hard rubber buttplate with Rampant Colt logo. CONDITION: Very good plus. Barrel retains its orig blue with most areas toning to brown and thinning. Receiver has a high percentage of its orig high polish blue w/wear on high edges and bottom of receiver, clean screws. Wood exhibits areas of orig finish with some finish added. Numerous slight bruises from age. Buttplate excellent. Mechanics crisp. Bore bright but needs cleaning. 50507-15 TJW (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2292

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2293

VERY FINE REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION.

SN 13213. Cal. 44 WCF. 7-1/2″ bbl. Nickel finish. 2-pc walnut grips. Case colored hammer. With lanyard ring. Approximately 14,000 manufactured and this example has number 35 as an assembly number. CONDITION: Very good example, with an excellent bore and mechanics. Very nice 2-pc walnut grips with much orig varnish remaining. Exterior nickel finish has some loss in expected areas from holster and general use. A far better than average example. 50507-11 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2293

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2294

ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL POLICE REVOLVER CARTRIDGE CONVERSION FULL NICKEL PLATE WITH TWO PIECE IVORY GRIPS.

SN 14938. Cal. 38RF. 4-1/2″ bbl. Full nickle finish with 2-pc ivory grips. Revolver is engraved on frame, cyl, and trigger guard bow, with a simple vine pattern in the New York style. Bbl shows correct 3-line Remington mark. SN is stamped on bottom flat of bbl. Assembly no. “8” is stamped on bottom flat of bbl and on bottom of cyl pin. SN is stamped on left side of grip strap under grip. Assembly no. “8” is to the rear. Rear face of cyl and conversion ring is stamped “1552”. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good, as re-nickled after conversion and engraving. Bbl address is sharp, but slightly polished. Front-sight is full-sized. Bore is frosty with visible rifling. Bbl retains 90% nickel finish. Frame retains 50-60% nickel finish overall. Engraving is sharp. Hammer and trigger both show generous traces of fire-blue finish. Cyl retains 80% somewhat dull nickle finish, with staining on the forward face and sharp engraving. Ivory grips are very good with no missing pieces. 83 is written in pencil on inside of right grip. A nice example of an engraved Remington New Model Police revolver, converted in the 1870’s. 51015-7 TEP (2,000-4,000) IVORY – Lot 2294

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2295

SUPERB LOT OF FIVE COLT DERINGERS AND CLOVERLEAF REVOLVERS.

1) COLT 3RD MDL DERINGER. SN 1082. Cal. 41 RF. Colt 3rd model Deringer with raised style frame. 2-1/2″ bbl with 2-pc walnut grips. Brass frame with blade front sight. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall, with traces of silver wash finish on frame in protected areas. 2-pc walnut grips are good overall with one crack in right grip but suffering no material loss. Early raised frame with no markings other than SN under grip. Bbl has evidence of light corrosion and is now void of finish other than some light spotting. 2) COLT 3RD MDL DERINGER. SN 7612. Cal. 41 RF. Colt 3rd model Deringer. 2-1/2″ bbl. 2-pc walnut grips with silver plated finish. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine as refinished, with good mechanics and dark bore. Most all of the silver remains with slight tarnish and very slight finish loss at muzzle and underside of bbl. 3) COLT 3RD MDL DERINGER. SN 15286. Cal. 41 RF. Colt 3rd model Deringer with 2-12″ bbl, 2-pc walnut grips with nickel finish overall. Late variation with flat frame and marked “41 Cal” on left side of frame. Blade front sight with “COLT” on top of bbl. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with good bore and mechanics. Grips are very nice with no cracks, chips or material loss. Much nickel finish remains on frame and lesser amount on bbl. 4) COLT CLOVERLEAF. SN 578. Cal. 41 RF. Colt cloverleaf revolver with 3″ bbl and 2-pc select walnut grips. Blue bbl and cyl with silver washed frame over New York style engraving. Nitre blue hammer and spur trigger with proper ejector. 3 digit SN, 1st year manufacture 1871. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall, with much factory silver wash remaining on frame and most high polished blue on cyl. Bbl has blue in protected areas. Balance has turned plum. Select walnut grips are very fine with no cracks, chips or distress. Bore and mechanics are excellent. A very difficult gun to find in this condition. 5) COLT CLOVERLEAF. SN 2190. Cal. 41 RF. Colt cloverleaf revolver with rare oct 1-1/2″ bbl. 2-pc walnut grips. 1st year manufacture 1871. 4-shot cloverleaf cyl with ejector and blade front sight. An exceptionally scarce variation. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much blue finish remaining. Walnut grips are very fine with no cracks, chips or material loss. Bore and mechanics are very fine. Left sideplate shows slight period damage and brass frame has mellowed to a nice even patina. 49973-178, 49973-178, 49973-179, 49973-180, 49973-201, 49973-202 TDW (5,500-7,500) – Lot 2295

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2296

EXCEPTIONAL LOT OF THREE COLT NEW LINE AND NEW POLICE SPUR-TRIGGER REVOLVERS.

1) COLT 1ST MDL. SN 2391. Cal. 41 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl. Colt New Line pocket revolver with 2-pc rosewood grips, nickel finish with spur trigger and etched bbl. Manufactured 1875. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much original nickel finish remaining, exceptional 2-pc grips with slight finish wear and no material loss whatsoever. Etched panel is light but discernible. Bore and mechanics are very fine. 2) COLT NEW HOUSE MDL 38. SN 13993. Cal. 38. 2-1/4″ bbl. Fine Colt New House model revolver. Manufactured 1875 with nickel finish, 2-pc Colt hard rubber grips, with long cyl pin and etched panel. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Fine overall, with good bore and mechanics. Fine 2-pc grips with no cracks or material loss. Nickel finish has flaked with age and resulted in an overly plum finish. Etched panel is discernible yet extremely light. 3) COLT COP & THUG. SN 14519. Cal. 38 Colt. 4-1/2″ bbl. Exceptional Colt Cop & Thug New Police revolver. Nickel finish, single action with etched panel and bullseye ejector with the small factory “C” marking to indicate shipped with Cop & Thug grips. Manufactured 1882. With 2-pc hard rubber Colt Cop & Thug grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Accompanying this lot is a prior sales document for this gun. CONDITION: Exceptional overall with near perfect Cop & Thug grips having no cracks or material loss whatsoever. Etched panel is strong and prominent. Bore and mechanics are exceptional. Nickel finish has some light spotting with slight finish loss evident on top of bbl and on high points of cyl. A quite scarce and very desirable Colt revolver. 49973-200, 49973-425, 49973-445 TDW (3,000-4,000) – Lot 2296

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2297

LOT OF TWO COLT CLOVERLEAF MODEL REVOLVERS.

1) COLT CLOVERLEAF. SN 1635. Cal. 41 RF. 3″ rnd bbl with semi-circular front sight. 4 rnd cloverleaf shaped cyl. Brass frame with spur trigger has panels of foliate scroll engraving highlighted by double line borders. 2-pc birdshead walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & cyl retain fading blue in protected areas. Brass frame has pleasing mustard patina with little or no remaining silver finish. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Bore has scattered light pitting. 2) COLT CLOVERLEAF. SN 407. Cal. 41 RF. 3″ rnd bbl with integral semi-circular front sight. 4 rnd cloverleaf shaped cyl. Silver finished brass frame with trigger. 2-pc walnut birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & cyl retain some blue in protected areas. Frame shows 30% silver finish having a dark tarnish. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore shows spots of light pitting. 50582-48, 50582-93 DS (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2297

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2298

LOT OF TWO COLT HOUSE MODEL REVOLVERS.

1) COLT HOUSE. SN 8093. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-5/8″ with Hartford address. 5 shot rnd cyl. Bbl, cyl & brass frame have floral pattern and punched dot engraving done in style of Cuno Helfricht. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a small amount of blue fading to gray. Cyl finish has faded to gray. Brass frame is cleaned and retains faint traces of silver finish in protected areas. Good refinished grips. Good mechanics. Cyl pin has partially flattened knurled end. Good bore. 2) COLT HOUSE 1871. SN 7887. Cal. 41 RF. 2-5/8″ bbl with Hartford address. 5 shot rnd cyl. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl & cyl are polished and re-blued, having lightly visible markings. Polished brass. Grips show heavy wear. Good mechanics. Pitted bore. 50582-44, 50582-94 (1,850-3,000) – Lot 2298

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2299

LOT OF FOUR COLT NEW LINE – NEW HOUSE AND NEW POLICE “COP & THUG” REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE HOUSE PISTOL. SN 25216. Cal. 41 CF. NEW POLICE “COP & THUG”. 2-1/4″ bbl with semi-circular front sight. Right side of bbl has cal marking “NEW HOUSE 41”. 5 shot long flute cyl. Action features spur trigger and blue finish. 2-pc square butt, checkered hard rubber grips with cop and thug motif. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. 30% orig blue blending with patina. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots of pitting. 2) COLT NEW POLICE. SN 21225. Cal. 41 CF. NEW POLICE “COP & THUG”. 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full blue finish. 2-pc square butt checkered hard rubber grips with cop and thug motif. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & frame retain over 50% orig blue. Cyl has faded to patina. Very good grips. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots of pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 2500. Cal. 41 RF. NEW LINE. 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 1st model having 5 shot short flute cyl. Blue bbl & cyl with case colored frame. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50% blue with clear etched panel marking. Cyl has some blue remaining in flutes with balance fading to patina. Frame shows 70% fading case colors. Grips show worn finish with handling marks. Sound mechanics. Good bore. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 21214. Cal. 41 CF. NEW HOUSE. 2-1/2″ bbl with semi-circular sight. 5 rnd long flute cyl. 2-pc square butt rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Metal finish has faded to gray patina with areas of light pitting. Refinished grips showing handling marks and area of crazed finish. Good mechanics. Dark bore with light pitting. 50582-37, 50582-45, 50582-82, 50582-92 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2299

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2300

CASED COLT NEW HOUSE MODEL REVOLVER.

SN 16144. Cal. 41 CF. 2-1/4″ rnd bbl with Hartford address, semi-circular front sight and etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Single action with spur trigger and blue finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber square butt grips. Housed in an English oak trade case with green felt interior and 10 rnd cartridge block. Case label marked “Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co. / 14,Pall Mall.S.W. / London”. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Exterior surface retains 70% orig blue, blending with areas of flaking. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Good bore. Case shows light wear on exterior finish with spots of fading on felt interior. 50582-68 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2300

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2301

LOT OF FOUR COLT NEW HOUSE AND ONE COP AND THUG REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE HOUSE PISTOL. SN 14342. Cal. 38 CF. New House Model with 2-1/4″ bbl having standard Hartford address, semi-circular front sight and etched cal panel marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and action retain 60% nickel. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore, shows good rifling. 2) COLT NEW LINE HOUSE PISTOL. SN 24949. Cal. 38 CF. New House Model with 2-1/4″ rnd bbl having standard Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. Cal is marked “New House 38”. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish with Rampant Colt medallion on left side of frame. 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and action retain 80% nickel. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Good bore. 3) COLT NEW POLICE. SN 25287. Cal. 41 CF. New Police “Cop & Thug” Model with 2-1/4″ bbl having standard Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. Cal is marked “New House 41”. 5 shot long flute cyl. Blue finish with Rampant Colt on left side of frame. 2-pc checkered hard rubber grip with “Cop & Thug” motif. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 70% orig blue, blending with areas of flaking. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Good bore. 4) COLT NEW POLICE. SN 17806. Cal. 38 CF. New House Model with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl having standard Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. Etched panel style cal marking. Fitted with circular head ejector rod and housing. 5 shot long flute cyl. Nickel finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 60% nickel. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore with frosted appearance. 50582-31, 50582-33, 50582-46, 50582-47 DS (2,250-3,000) – Lot 2301

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2302

*LOT OF SIX COLT THIRD MODEL “THUER” STANDARD VARIATION SINGLE SHOT DERRINGERS.

1) COLT #3 DERINGER. SN 22639. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-1/2″ having British proof marks. Blue finish bbl with silver finished brass frame. 2-pc birdshead walnut grips are numbered to gun. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good. Bbl retains a small amount of orig blue. Fading to patina. Frame has 75% silver finish having spots of dark tarnish. Grips have moderately worn finish with scattered handling marks. Good mechanics. Bore is dark with scattered pitting. C&R 2) COLT NO 3 DERINGER. SN 44681. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-1/2″ with British proof marks. Blued bbl with nickeled frame. Grips strap near butt is stamped “47”. 2-pc walnut birdshead grips are numbered to gun. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has small amount of blue blending with patina. Frame retains 80% nickel finish. Grips show moderate wear with gouge on right side. Pitted bore. 3) COLT NO 3 DERINGER. SN 39570. Cal. 41 RF. 2-1/2″ bbl with British proof marks. Orig finish was blue bbl with nickeled frame. 2-pc walnut birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good overall. Bbl shows traces of blue with balance fading to patina. Brass frame has mellow mustard color with no remaining nickel. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore is good with lightly worn rifling. 4) COLT NO 3 DERINGER. SN 9401. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-1/4″. High spur hammer. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl & brass frame retain 30% nickel finish. Bbl has scattered light pitting. Grips show light wear with area of discoloration along backstrap. Properly functioning action, screws heads show distortion. Pitted bore. 5) COLT NO 3 DERINGER. SN 2308. Cal. 41 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc walnut birdshead grips are numbered to gun. Inside of right hand grip has owner added pencil markings “LWB / Oct 1885″. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & brass frame retain 60% nickel. Grips have worn finish. Good action. Dark bore with areas of pitting. 6) COLT NO 3 DERINGER. SN 4478. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-1/2”. High spur hammer. Orig finish was blued bbl with silver plated brass frame. 2-pc birdshead walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl has faded to gray with spots of pitting. Brass frame has mellowed mustard color with traces of nickel. Grips show heavy wear. Collapsed trigger return spring preventing action from cocking properly. Pitted bore. 50582-49, 50582-87, 50582-88, 50582-89, 50582-90, 50582-91 DS (2,000-2,750) – Lot 2302

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2303

LOT OF THREE COLT 3RD MODEL DERRINGERS.

1) PR COLT #3 DERINGER. SN 19856. Cal. 41 RF. Consecutive numbered matching pair. Standard models with 2-1/2″ blued bbls, nickel finish frames, and 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Both guns retain over 80% bbl blue and 95% nickel on frame. SN 19856 has small chip on right grip. Both have good bores. 2) COLT #3 DERINGER. SN 155. Early production 1st Type with 2-1/2″ bbl. Blue finished bbl is marked “Colt” in small block letters. Silver finished brass frame with raised bolster. 2-pc birdshead walnut grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. 50% bbl blue blending with spots of pitting. Frame has small amount of remaining silver finish, showing a dark tarnish. Grips show light wear. Bore has areas of very light pitting. 50582-50, 50582-51 DS (2,500-4,000) – Lot 2303

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2304

CASED COLT NEW LINE 2ND MODEL 41 CALIBER REVOLVER.

SN 5009. Cal. 41 RF. 2-1/4″ rnd bbl with semi-circular front sight and Hartford address. 5 shot long flute cyl. Spur trigger single action has full coverage NY engraving done in the style of Cuno Helfricht. Vine type scroll engraving is accentuated by punch dot background. Bbl and frame have nickel finish complementing gold washed cyl. 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. Distributor supplied period casing with purple velour interior and leatherette exterior. Case contains an orig cleaning rod, 25 rnd cartridge block holding 5 rnds of 41 RF long and 8 rnds of 41 RF short ammo. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and frame retain over 90% nickel finish. Cyl shows 60% fading gold wash. Right grip has small chip at action. Left grip has acquired a light purple cast from case storage. Crisp mechanics. Semi-circular front sight is bent to left. Bore has good rifling with dark appearance and small spots. Case has lid has large repair in leatherette cover. Interior shows moderate wear. 50582-67 (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2304

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2305

CASED LONDON MARKED COLT NEW LINE 2ND MODEL 41 CALIBER REVOLVER.

SN 7371. Cal. 41 CF. 2-1/4″ rnd bbl with standard Hartford address, semi-circular front sight and etched panel cal marking. Right side of bbl has retailer marking “T.W.WATSON. / 4 PALL MALL. / LONDON”. 5 shot long flute cyl. Single action with spur trigger having full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. Housed in English oak trade case with green felt fitted interior containing cleaning rod and key. Case label reads “M. W. Watson, / 4 Pall Mall, / Adjoining Her Majesty’s Opera House /London / S.W. / Gun Maker, Optician / and Manufacturer of / Scientific Instruments”. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 85% nickel. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots of pitting. Case exterior has lightly worn finish with aged checking on bottom. Good interior with normal wear. 50582-66 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2305

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2306

LOT OF 4 COLT NEW LINE 41 REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 249. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with semi-circular front sight. Right side of bbl is inscribed “Big Colt”. First model having 5 shot short flute cyl. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” 2-pc birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Metal finish has faded to gray patina with spots of light pitting. Grips have good fit and an acquired orange/yellow patina. Good mechanics. Bore is dark with spots of pitting. IVORY 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 5441. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with semi-circular front sight and etched panel cal marking. 2nd model, having 5 shot long flute cyl. Bbl, cyl & action have a foliate scroll engraving with punch dot background. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Gun retains 70% nickel finish, having small dents on bbl. Etched panel cal. marking is clear and distinct. Pearl grips are in good condition with proper fit. Good mechanics. Dark bore having lightly worn rifling. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 9009. Cal. 41 RF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with etched panel cal marking and semi-circular sight. 2nd model having 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Metal surfaces retain small amounts of silver finish in protected areas and distinct etched cal panel marking. Balance has faded to gray patina. Cyl has several small dents. Grips have proper fit showing finish wear, handling marks and an area of dark staining. Good mechanics. Dark bore with light pitting. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 9563. Cal. 41 CF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with etched panel cal marking and semi-circular front sight. 2nd model with 5 shot long flute cyl. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Metal finish has faded to patina with areas of pitting. Etched panel cal marking is partially visible. Grips show moderate wear and handling marks. Good action. Bore shows spots of pitting. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. 50582-35, 50582-36, 50582-84, 50582-86 (3,000-3,500) – Lot 2306

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2307

LOT OF FOUR .38 CALIBER NEW LINE COLTS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 1768. Cal. 38 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl, 5-shot cylinder, 2-line bbl address, “certifiable antique elephant ivory” 2-pc grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: All metal re-nickeled, except hammer and trigger, bore is dark. IVORY 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 11033. Cal. 38 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl, 2-line bbl address, patent address on bottom of bbl, factory engraved, left side of bbl stamped “Colt New .38”, “certifiable antique elephant ivory ” 2-pc grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Cal. 38 CF. Nickel is flaked around and in engraving turning mostly brown, balance is bright nickel. Hammer and trigger are fire-blued. Grips are slightly undersized. Bore is good. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 4344. Cal. 38 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl. 5-shot cylinder. 2-pc rosewood grips. Includes collector’s notes. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Nickel has mostly flaked with 20% remaining. Grips are cracked. Bore is fair. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 10880. Cal. 38 CF. 4″ bbl, blade front sight, framed notch rear sight, rosewood grips, “Colt New .38” etch panel. Includes collector’s notes. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Orig nickel 60% remaining with areas of flaking and wear. Hammer and trigger have bright fire blue, grips are in good condition. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. 50582-101, 50582-102, 50582-103, 50582-104 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2307

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2308

LOT OF FOUR COLT NEW LINE 41 CALIBER REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 3220. Cal. 41 RF. 1st Model with 2-1/4″ bbl with Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. Etched panel cal marking. 5 shot short flute cyl. Bbl, cyl and frame have open floral scroll engraving with punch dot background. Full nickel finish. Orig 2-pc “certifiable antique elephant ivory” birdshead grips that are numbered to gun. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. 50% nickel with scattered pitting and illegible etched panel marking. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore. IVORY 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 979. Cal. 41 RF. 1st Model with 2-1/4″ bbl having Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. 5 shot short flute cyl. Blued bbl and cyl with case colored frame. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cyl retain small amount of fading blue blending with gray patina. Action shows 20% faded case colors in protected areas. Grips show moderate wear with chipped finish. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots of pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 8703. Cal. 41 CF. 2nd Model with 2-1/4″ bbl having Hartford address, semi-circular front sight and British proof marks. Etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. Left side of frame has 41 center fire cal marking. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Retains over 90% nickel finish with sharp clear etched panel marking. Grips show moderate wear. Crisp mechanics. Good bore. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 4529. Cal. 41 CF. 2nd Model with 2-1/4″ bbl having Hartford address, semi-circular front sight and etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Left side of frame has 41 center fire caliber marking. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. 80% nickel finish with flaking mostly on cyl. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore with light pitting. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. 50582-34, 50582-38, 50582-42, 50582-85 (2,250-2,750) – Lot 2308

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2309

LOT OF FOUR COLT NEW LINE 41 CALIBER REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 9657. Cal. 41 CF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with etched cal panel marking and semi-circular front sight. 2nd model revolver having 5 shot long flute cyl. Blued bbl and cyl with case colored frame. 2-pc birdshead rose wood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Etched cal panel marking is clear and distinct. Bbl & cyl retain 60% blue blending with spots of flaking. Frame shows 70% nicely visible case colors. Grips have good fit showing light wear and marks. Good mechanics. Bore shows spots of light pitting. IVORY 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 6525. Cal. 41 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl having etched cal panel marking and semi-circular front sight. 2nd model with 5 shot long flute cyl. Blue and case colored finish. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” 2-pc birds head grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & cyl retain 80% bright blue.Etched panel cal marking is very good. Frame shows 90% slightly faded colors. Ivory grips have slightly undersized fit from age related shrinkage and shows small cracks radiating from screw escutcheons. Action is out of time. Bore shows scattered pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 3466. Cal. 41 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with semi-circular front sight having etched panel cal marking. 1st model revolver having 5 shot short flute cyl. Blue & case color finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & cyl retain 80% blue with small spots of pitting. Very good etched panel marking. Frame shows 90% lightly faded case colors. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore with some pitting. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 9177. Cal. 41 CF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with semi-circular front sight and etched panel cal marking. 2nd model having 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & action retain over 90% orig nickel. Grips show light marks. Crisp mechanics. Bore is bright with very good rifling. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. 50582-39, 50582-40, 50582-41, 50582-43 (2,250-3,000) – Lot 2309

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2310
Revised: 9/19/2016

EXCEPTIONAL LOT OF FIVE COLT POCKET PISTOLS.

1) COLT #2 DERINGER. SN 8395. Cal. 41 RF. 2-1/2″ oblong nickel finished bbl with silver washed frame. 2-pc checkered walnut grips. Moderate scroll engraving with German silver front blade sight. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall with most nickel remaining on bbl. Silver washed finish has dulled somewhat to a matte with most silver remaining. Checkered 2-pc walnut grips are very fine with no cracks or chips and are quite pleasing. Bore is good. Action not functioning as needs mainspring. 2) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 1570. Cal. 22 Short. 2-7/8″ bbl. Colt 1st model Open Top revolver manufactured 1871 with integral ejector. 7 shot single action design. 2-pc walnut grips. Nickel finished bbl and brass frame. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall condition with traces of nickle finish remaining. Excellent bore and mechanics. Clear markings with functioning integral ejector. 3) COLT OPEN TOP PKT. SN 1770. Cal. 22 Short. 2-3/8″ bbl. Colt 1st model Open Top revolver with integral ejector, blue finished bbl, brass frame and rosewood grips. 7 shot single action. Manufactured in 1871. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Strong remnants of blue finish remaining on bbl, 7 shot cyl has turned plum, brass frame an even mustard patina with exceptionally fine 2-pc grips with no cracks or chips. Ejector rod believed to be a later replacement. Mechanics and bore are fine. 4) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 27049. Cal. 22 Short. 2-3/8″ bbl. Colt Open Top revolver 2nd model with nickel finish bbl and 7 shot nickel finish cyl. Very elegant scroll and vine engraving with dot punch background. With nicely fitting 2-pc grips. Manufactured 1874. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall with much nickel finish remaining on bbl and cyl. Traces of nickel remaining on protected areas of frame. 2-pc grips fit well with a very pleasant patina. 5) COLT OPEN TOP PKT. SN 61647. Cal. 22 Short. 2-3/8″ bbl. Colt Open Top revolver 2nd model 7 shot single action revolver. Elegantly engraved and nickel finished with superb 2-pc mother of pearl grips. Manufactured 1875. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much finish remaining with slight thinning on left side of bbl. Mechanics and bore are good. Engraving is spectacular, sharp and clean. 2-pc grips are very fine with vivid colors and fitted nicely. 49973-177, 49973-195, 49973-196, 49973-197, 49973-198 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2310

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2311

LOT OF FIVE COLT NEW LINE 2ND MODEL REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 21284. Cal. 32 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl with semi-circular front sight. 2nd model revolver having 5 shot long flute cyl. Full blue finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Over 90% bright orig blue. Grips show light wear. Sound mechanics. Very good bore. 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 16446. Cal. 32 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model having 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 95% nickel. Good etched panel marking. Cyl pin head has some flattened checkering. Grips have spots of checkering wear. Good mechanics. Bore has some light pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 13688. Cal. 32 CF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model having 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. 70% nickel finish showing good etched panel marking. Grips show moderate wear. Action is out of time. Good bore. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 21486. Cal. 32 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl. 2nd model having 5 shot long flute cyl. Top of frame behind hammer has gold monogram “NE”. Right side front of frame has French retailer marking “P. WEILBtf / Paris / 35 PgfCHOISEUL”. Blue finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 60% blue. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Bore shows spots of pitting. 5) COLT NEW LINE. SN 17444. Cal. 32 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model having 5 round long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 80% nickel finish with numerous scratches. Good etched panel marking. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Good bore. 50582-21, 50582-22, 50582-23, 50582-24, 50582-28 (2,500-3,500) – Lot 2311

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2312

LOT OF FOUR COLT NEW LINE 38 CALIBER REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 433. Cal. 38 RF. 2-1/4″ bbls with Hartford markings and semi-circular front sights. 1st Model with 5 rnd short fluted cyl. NY aftermarket engraving, likely done by Cuno Helfricht. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 90% nickel finish over sharp engraving and very weak bbl markings indicating gun was likely shipped with soft finish and nickeled after engraving. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots of pitting. 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 6311. Cal. 38RF. 2nd Model with 5 shot long flute cyl. Etched panel cal marking. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. 60% dull nickel finish with spots of pitting. Grips show light wear. Bbl have spots of finish over-spray. Cyl does not rotate when action is cocked, cyl pin will not fully seat. Dark bore with small spots of pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 5736. Cal. 38 RF. 2nd Model with 5 shot long flute cyl. Etched panel cal marking. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Revolver retains 70% nickel with spots of peeling. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore is dark with area of pitting towards muzzle. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 1416. Cal. 38 RF. 1st Model with 5 shot short flute cyl. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Cleaned gray metal with light pitting. Grips show heavy wear. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with slightly dark appearance. 50582-32, 50582-80, 50582-81, 50582-83 DS (2,250-3,000) – Lot 2312

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2313

CASED COLT NEW LINE 2ND MODEL 38 CALIBER REVOLVER.

SN 10576. Cal. 32 CF. 2-1/4″ rnd bbl with Hartford address, semi-circular front sight and etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Single action with spur trigger having full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. Housed in a oak trade case with purple velour interior containing 49 rnd cartridge block and case key. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Over 90% orig nickel. Grips show light wear. Knurled cyl pin has spots of flattening. Front sight has slight left hand bend. Sound mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots of corrosion. Case has good exterior finish with lightly worn relined interior. 50582-63 DS (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2313

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2314

CASED COLT NEW LINE 2ND MODEL 32 CALIBER REVOLVER.

SN 11470. Cal. 32 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl with standard Hartford address, semi-circular front sight and etched cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Single action with spur trigger, having full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. Housed in a leather covered case having fitted velour interior with 25 rnd cartridge block. Banner in case lid marked “Colt’s New 32”. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Metal retains 90% nickel finish. Grips are good. Cyl stop is not retracting, preventing cyl from rotating properly. Bore has good rifling with small spots of pitting. Case has large tears in leatherette lid cover with moderately worn and stained interior. 50582-64 (1,250-2,000) – Lot 2314

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2315

LOT OF FIVE COLT NEW LINE REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 14895. Cal. 32 CF. 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model with 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 95% nickel. Grips show light wear. Stiff mechanics. Good bore. 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 5883. Cal. 32 RF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with etched panel cal marking. 1st model with 5 rnd short flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 95% nickel finish. Very good etched panel marking. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with spots of light pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 8603. Cal. 32 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 1st model with 5 shot short flute cyl. Blued bbl & cyl with case colored frame. Francis DeGress cast metal grips featuring dog head on right side. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & cyl retain 70% blue. Very good etched panel marking. Frame has 70% dark fading colors. Very good grips. Good action. Bore has spots of light pitting. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 8099. Cal. 32 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel marking. 1st model having 5 shots short flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 80% nickel finish. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Bore has scattered spots of pitting. 5) COLT NEW LINE. SN 16833. Cal. 32 CF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model having 5 shot long flute cyl. Top of frame has inscription “S.W. Silver & Co. / Cornhill, London”. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Exterior retains 50% dull nickel finish. Grips show heavy wear with crack on left side. Action is out of time, making operation difficult. Bore shows spots of pitting. 50582-25, 50582-26, 50582-29, 50582-76, 50582-79 (2,000-2,500) – Lot 2315

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2316

LONDON CASED COLT NEW LINE 2ND MODEL 32 CALIBER REVOLVER.

SN 16965. Cal. 32 CF. 2-1/4″ rnd bbl, having Hartford address and etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Single action with spur trigger and full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. Leather covered 7-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ case with blue velour fitted interior with purple liner in case lid is marked in gold “WATSON & SONS / GUN MAKERS / 308 HIGH COLBORN / LONDON.W.” PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and action have 50% nickel finish with scattered light pitting. Grips show light wear and handling marks. Good mechanics. Bore shows areas with lightly pebbled appearance. Case interior shows light wear while exterior has wear spots at corners. 50582-100 (1,250-2,500) – Lot 2316

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2317

GROUP OF SEVEN COLT NEW LINE 30 CALIBER REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 5345. Cal. 30 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with Hartford marking. Bbl, cyl and frame have open foliate scroll engraving with punch dot background. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. Orig 2-pc “certified antique elephant ivory” birdshead grips numbered to gun. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Frame retains 30% nickel with balance of gun faded to gray, showing small spots of light pitting. Very good grips. Cyl is not rotating when action is cycled. Dark bore with spots of pitting. IVORY 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 1875. Cal. 30 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with Hartford address. Bbl, frame and actin have full coverage foliate scroll engraving with punch dot background. Bottom of frame has inscription “Julia / Apr. 3, 1878”.5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, retaining over 80% nickel. Very good grips. Stiff mechanics. Dark bore with small spots of pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 9043. Cal. 30 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with Hartford address and etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc pearl birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Over 90% nickel finish with weak etched panel marking. Cyl pin has flattened points on knurling. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Pitted bore. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 7439. Cal. 30 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with Hartford address and etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Over 90% nickel finish with weak etched panel marking. Cyl pin has flattened points on knurling. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Pitted bore. 5) COLT NEW LINE. SN 570. Cal. 30. 2-1/4″ bbl with Hartford address. 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. Orig 2-pc birdshead “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips numbered to gun. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl and frame retain small amounts of nickel finish, faded to gray, with light pitting. Cyl retains 90% nickel and may be replacement. Grips show slight age related shrinking with cracks on both sides. Cyl does not rotate when action cycled. Dark pitted bore. 6) COLT NEW LINE. SN 5601. Cal. 30 RF. 1-3/4″ bbl with Hartford address. 5 shot long flute cyl without knurled end on cyl pin. Orig 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips numbered to gun. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl, frame and cyl retain 95% bright polished reblued finish. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Pitted bore and chambers. 7) COLT NEW LINE. SN 8087. Cal. 30. 2-1/4″ bbl with Hartford address. 5 shot long flute cyl. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Metal finish has faded to gray. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore with spots of pitting. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. 50582-14, 50582-15, 50582-17, 50582-18, 50582-20, 50582-74, 50582-75 (3,000-3,500) – Lot 2317

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2318

LOT OF SIX COLT NEW LINE REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 595. Cal. 30 RF. Bbl 2-1/4″ with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model with 5 rnd long rnd flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc pearl birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 80% nickel finish. Legible etched panel marking. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Good bore. 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 4996. Cal. 30 RF. 1-3/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 5 shot long flute cyl. Blue and case color finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & cyl retain 50% blue. Good etched panel marking. Frame retains 30% lightly visible case colors. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Bore shows spots of pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 401. Cal. 32 RF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ 1st model having 5 rnd short flute cyl. Blue bbl & cyl with case color frame. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: 60% blue. Frame retains 50% fading case colors. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Good bore. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 7577. Cal. 32 RF. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with etched panel cal marking. 1st model having 5 rnd short flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc pearl birdshead grips. Gun is housed in a suede leather purse-style pouch with snap closure. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 85% nickel finish. Good etched panel marking. Left grip has small crack at action. Good mechanics. Very good bore. 5) COLT NEW LINE. SN 10906. Cal. 32 CF. Bbl 2-1/4″ having etched panel cal marking. 2nd model with 5 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. 80% nickel with small dents on frame & cyl. Grips show moderate wear. Legible etched panel marking. Action is out of time and sometimes jams. Dark worn bore. 6) COLT NEW LINE. SN 2260. Cal. 30 RF. 1-3/4″ with etched panel cal marking. Long flute 5 shot cyl. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 70% nickel with area of light pitting on cyl. Legible cal marking. Grips have dark worn appearance. Good mechanics. Bore has some light pitting. ( 50582-16, 50582-19, 50582-27, 50582-30, 50582-77, 50582-78 DS (2,250-3,000) – Lot 2318

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2319

LOT OF SIX COLT OPEN TOP POCKET AND NEW LINE REVOLVERS.

1) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 4785. Cal. 22 RF. OPEN TOP POCKET. 2-3/8″ rnd bbl. 7 shot rnd cyl. Standard model with high spur hammer. Blued bbl & cyl with silver finished frame. 2-pc walnut birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Cyl retains 80% bright blue with speckled spots of patina. Bbl has 30% blue fading to patina. Frame retains 90% tarnished silver finish. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore has small spots of pitting. 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 48787. Cal. 22 RF. NEW LINE. Flat sided 2-1/4″ bbl with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model revolver with long flute 7 rnd cyl. Blue bbl & cyl with nickel frame. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & cyl retain 30% blue. Frame has 90% nickel. Very good etched panel marking. Grips show light wear and marks. Good bore. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 22020. Cal. 22 RF. NEW LINE. Bbl is 2-1/4″ with flat sides and etched panel cal marking. 2nd model with 7 rnd long flute cyl. Nickel finished bbl & cyl with silver finished frame. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 80% dull nickel finish having partially visible etched panel marking. Cyl retains traces of nickel in flutes mixing with spots of pitting. Frame shows 20% silver finish in protected areas. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Bore has light pitting. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 41881. Cal. 22 RF. NEW LINE. 2-1/4″ flat sided bbl with etched panel cal marking. 2nd model revolver with 7 shot fluted cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 80% nickel, clear etched panel marking. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with spots of pitting. 5) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 78531. Cal. 22 RF. OPEN TOP POCKET. 2-3/8″ rnd bbl. 7 shot round cyl. Byl, cyl & brass frame have open floral pattern engraving. Full silver finish. 2-pc pearl grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & cyl finish have faded to gray. Frame retains 40% silver finish. Left grip has long crack parallel to front grip strap. Left grip has small area of gray discoloration. Bbl has slightly loose fit to frame. Good mechanics. Bore has some pitting. 6) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 49914. Cal. 22 RF. OPEN TOP POCKET. 2-3/8″ bbl. 7 shot rnd cyl. Nickel finished bbl & cyl with silver finished frame. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & cyl retain 70% dull nickel finish. Frame has small amounts of silver finish. Grips have worn finish. Good mechanics. Bore is dark with some light pitting. 50582-3, 50582-9, 50582-12, 50582-73, 50582-95, 50582-97 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2319

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2320

LOT OF FOUR COLT 22 REVOLVERS.

1) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 21879. Cal. 22 RF. Engraved open top Pocket Model with 2-3/8″ rnd bbl, having Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. 7 shot cyl. Bbl, frame and cyl have full coverage scroll engraving with punch dot background. Orig 2-pc “certifiable antique elephant ivory” birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and frame retain 70% nickel finish. Cyl shows heavy polishing with damaged engraving over spots of remaining pitting. Grips are slightly undersized due to age related shrinking. Good mechanics. Dark bore with spots of pitting. IVORY 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 25108. Cal. 22 RF. New Line 2nd Model with 2-1/4″ flat sided bbl with Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. Etched panel cal marking. 7 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. 80% nickel. Grips show light wear. Action will not cycle properly. Dark worn bore. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 41531. Cal. 22 RF. New Line 2nd Model with 2-1/4″ flat sided bbl having Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. Etched panel cal marking. 7 shot long flute cyl. Full nickel finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very Good. 75% nickel with flaking on forward part of frame and cyl. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Lightly pitted bore. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 948. Cal. 22 RF. Very early New Line revolver with 2-1/8″ flat sided bbl with Hartford address and semi-circular sight. 7 shot rnd cyl measuring 5/8″ in length. Silver finished brass frame with spur trigger. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips are numbered to gun. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and cyl have cleaned gray metal with weakened marking and scattered light pitting. Frame retains 50% thinning silver finish. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with spots of pitting. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. 50582-4, 50582-6, 50582-13, 50582-99 DS (1,500-2,000) – Lot 2320

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2321

LOT OF FOUR COLT OPEN TOP POCKET MODEL REVOLVERS.

1) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 28824. Cal. 22 RF. 2-3/8″ rnd bbl, standard models having Hartford addresses. 7 shot rnd cyls with spur triggers. 1) SN 28824 Bbl, cyl and frame have factory open scroll pattern engraving. Blued bbl and cyl with silver finished brass frame. Orig 2-pc birdshead “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very good. Bbl and cyl have faded to gray. Frame retains traces of silver in protected areas. Grips show light wear and have mellow yellow patina. Good mechanics. Dark bore with light pitting. IVORY 2) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 79634. Cal. 22 RF. Bbl, cyl and frame have factory open scroll pattern engraving. Full nickel finish. Orig 2-pc birdshead “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Gun retains 95% nickel. Grips show some shrinkage, mellow yellow color and has a small crack on right side near escutcheon. Good mechanics. Bore is dark with worn rifling IVORY 3) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 87253. Cal. 22 RF. Standard revolver with grips removed. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Poor. Bbl and cyl are polished with areas of deep pitting. Cleaned brass has no remaining finish. No grips included. Functioning action. Pitted bore. 4) COLT OPEN TOP. SN 42469. Cal. 22 RF. Standard revolver with 2-pc walnut birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Poor. Bbl and cyl have cleaned gray appearance. Cleaned brass is reacquiring patina. Grips show heavy wear with deep gouges on right side. Hammer will not hold in cocked position. Dark bore with light pitting. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. 50582-1, 50582-2, 50582-5, 50582-96 DS (1,500-2,250) – Lot 2321

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2322

FIRST MODEL COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER.

SN 4195. Cal. 22. 2-1/4″ bbl, short flutes and locking notches behind flutes, SN stamped on back of cyl, inspector “H” stamped on cyl. Cyl pin is knurled, hammer has knurled spur with border, spur trigger, frame marked “22 CAL”, 2-line bbl address without patent dates. 2-pc varnished rosewood grips with matching numbers. CONDITION: Fine. Bright 90% orig Colt nickel with a few light handling marks. Hammer and trigger spur and cyl pin are fire blued in near excellent condition. Bore is very good. 50530-10 TN5 (750-1,250) – Lot 2322

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2323

CASED COLT NEW LINE 1ST MODEL 22 REVOLVER.

SN 3324. Cal. 22 RF. 2-1/4″ flat sided bbl with standard Hartford address and semi-circular front sight. 7 shot short flute cyl. Single action with spur trigger, having full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. Housed in oak trades case with green felt interior. Case lid has hunting scene label marked “Palmer. / Gun Maker, / Rochester.” PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 90% nickel, showing wrench marks and small nicks on bbl. Grips show moderate wear. Good action. Dark bore. Case exterior shows scattered scratches and marks and has lightly worn interior. 50582-65 (1,000-1,750) – Lot 2323

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2324

LOT OF 5 COLT NEW LINE 22 REVOLVERS.

1) COLT NEW LINE. SN 47882. Cal. 22 RF. 2-1/4″ flat sided bbls with semi-circular front sights, having standard Hartford addresses. 2nd Model with 7 shot long flute cyl. Etched cal panel marking. Full nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 60% nickel. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore with spots of pitting. 2) COLT NEW LINE. SN 55372. Cal. 22 RF. 1st Model with 7 shot short flute cyl. Blue finished bbl and cyl with nickel finished frame. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 50% light faded blue. Cyl retains 70% bright blue. Frame shows over 90% nickel finish. Grips show moderate wear. Good mechanics. Dark bore with pitting. 3) COLT NEW LINE. SN 20002. Cal. 22 RF. Engraved 2nd Model with 7 shot long flute cyl. Engraving is full coverage open scroll style. Etched panel cal marking. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead pearl grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and action retain 50% nickel. Very good grips. Good mechanics. Bore has good rifling with small spots. 4) COLT NEW LINE. SN 17668. Cal. 22 RF. 2nd Model with 7 shot long flute cyl. Etched panel cyl marking. Full nickel finish. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. 60% nickel finish. Grips show light wear. Good mechanics. Dark worn bore. 5) COLT NEW LINE. SN 54038. Cal. 22 RF. 2nd Model with 7 shot long flute cyl. Blue and nickel finish. 2-pc rosewood birdshead grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl and cyl have faded to gray with spots of pitting. Brass frame retains 40% nickel finish. Grips show light wear. Action is not cocking properly. Dark pitted bore. 50582-8, 50582-10, 50582-11, 50582-62, 50582-72 (2,000-3,000) – Lot 2324

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2325

CASED COLT NEW LINE 2ND MODEL 22 REVOLVER.

SN 50088. Cal. 22 RF. 2-1/4″ bbl with flat sides, standard Hartford address, semi-circular German silver front sight and etched panel cal marking. 7 shot long flute cyl. Single action with spur trigger. Blue finished bbl and cyl with nickel finished frame. 2-pc birdshead rosewood grips. Housed in an English trade case with green felt fitted interior containing cleaning rod. Case label marked “M.W. Watson, / 4 Pall Mall,/ Adjoining Her Majesty’s Opera House / London,”. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cyl blue have faded to dark patina. Frame retains 90% nickel. Grips show light wear. Mechanics are good. Dark bore with areas of pitting. Case lid shows areas of separation around inlay, having lightly worn interior. 50582-61 (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2325

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2326

GROUP OF FOUR MARLIN ENGRAVED SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS.

1) MARLIN XXX STD 1872 PKT. SN 8452. Cal. 30 RF. SN 8452 XXX Standard 1872 Pocket Revolver. Bbl is 3″ rnd with rib and semi-circular front sight. 5 shot fluted cyl measuring 13/16″. Full coverage foliate scroll engraving with punch dot background. Francis DeGress ornate cast metal 2-pc grips. Gold washed finish. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl finish has faded to dark patina. Cyl, frame and grips retain 30% thinning gold finish blending with silvery patina. Good mechanics. Good bright bore. 2) MARLIN XXX STD 1872 PKT. SN 28. Cal. 30 RF. SN 28 XXX Standard 1872 Pocket Revolver. Bbl is 3″ rnd with rib and semi-circular front sight. 5 shot fluted cyl measuring 1″. Bbl, cyl and frame has full coverage foliate scroll with punch dot background. Blue finished bbl and cyl with silver finished brass frame. Fitted with Francis DeGress nickel finished ornate 2-pc metal grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cyl finish has faded to gray with some light pitting. Frame and grips retain a small amount of silver finish in protected areas. Good mechanics. Dark bore. 3) MARLIN XXX STD 1872 PKT. SN 4191. Cal. 30 RF. XXX Standard 1872 Pocket Revolver. Bbl is 3″ rnd with rib and semi-circular front sight. 5 shot fluted cyl measuring 1″. Bbl, cyl and frame have full coverage foliate scroll engraving with punch dot background. Full nickel finish. Fitted with Francis DeGress gold washed ornate metal 2-pc grips. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 60% nickel. Cyl retains traces of nickel fading to gray with light pitting. Frame retains 25% nickel. Grips have gold finish remaining in protected areas. Functioning action with looseness at latch. Pitted bore. 4) MARLIN NO 32 STD 1875 PKT. SN 13. Cal. 32 RF. No. 32 Standard 1875 Pocket Model. Bbl is 2-1/4″ rnd with rib and semi-circular front sight. 5 shot fluted cyl measuring 7/8″. Bbl, cyl and frame have foliate scroll engraving with punch dot background. Fitted with Francis DeGress ornate cast metal grips. Full nickel finish. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Gun and grips retain 80% nickel finish with most flaking on cyl. Good mechanics. Pitted bore. 50582-57, 50582-58, 50582-59, 50582-60 (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2326

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2327

LOT OF SEVEN NORWICH ARMS CO. SPUR TRIGGER SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS.

SN 951/4999/7702/101/275/2855/1636. Cal. 32 RF. Likely manufactured by Hopkins & Allen of Norwich, Ct. 5 shot single action revolvers with spur triggers. Bbls are 2-1/2″ oct with semi-circular front sights. Left bbl flats are marked “PAT’D APR 23, 1878”. All have nickel finish and 1-pc pewter grips with woodland hunting scenes. 1) SN 1636 Factory punch dot engraving. Rnd butt configuration. 2) SN 2855 Factory punch dot engraving. Rnd butt configuration. 3) SN 7702 Factory punch dot engraving. Square butt configuration. 4) SN 951 Factory punch dot engraving. Square butt configuration. 5) SN 101 Square butt configuration. 6) SN 4999 Square butt configuration. 7) SN 275 Square butt configuration. PROVENANCE: The Dr. Robert G. Cox Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1)Fair. 80% nickel. Grip screw is missing. Action not functioning properly. Dark pitted bore. 2) Fair. 50% nickel. Action is not functioning properly. Bore shows spots of pitting. 3) Fair. 70% nickel. Good mechanics. Dark bore with spots of pitting. 4) Fair. 80% nickel with spots of pitting. Action is not cycling properly. Front sight is missing. Dark bore. 5) Fair. 80% nickel. Action is not cycling properly. Good bore with small spot of pitting. 6) Fair. Gray metal with light pitting. Action does not function. Pitted bore. 7) Good. Over 90% nickel. Action is bound up. Bore shows areas of light pitting. 50582-98 DS (2,100-3,500) – Lot 2327

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2328

IMPORTANT AND EXCEPTIONAL CASED SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL, FIRST ISSUE REVOLVER.

SN 10324. Cal. 22 RF. 3-3/16″ bbl. Silver washed frame with blue tip-up bbl and fine varnished 2-pc rosewood grips. Sixth type without rotating recoil plate. Nickel silver blade front sight with bbl address being “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD. MASS.” Cyl marked “PATENTED APRIL 3 1855 & JUNE 15. 1858.” Assembly number “60” located on frame, cyl, rear of bbl flat and bbl latch assembly. Rosewood grips are numbers matching to frame. Housed in a spectacular 1st model casing of Gutta/percha, believed to be manufactured by the company of Littlefield & Parsons, reportedly estimated to only be approximately 5000 cases produced. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Jim Baldwin. CONDITION: A prime condition example, this exceptional first model, first issue, type six retains virtually all of its silver washed finish on the frame and has mellowed in areas to a wonderfully rich patina. Bbl and cyl with their high polish nitre blue finish show a slightly abrasive prior cleaning, however, most finish remains with lesser amounts on top of bbl with a slight loss of finish on leading edges of cyl and crowns of bbl flats. First model hammer still retains most of its vivid case colors on its base and most all of its nitre blue finish on the mechanical spur. Gutta/percha casing has a magnificently preserved lid with crisp and clear image. Interior padded velvet lining is exceptional with no loss of material, however, has light staining from gun storage at point of cyl position and bottom of butt. Some cracking and several very minor chips with slight amount of material loss are evident but in no way aesthetically detracting. An exceptional Smith & Wesson set, one would be hard pressed to improve upon. 50975-14 TDW (3,500-5,000) – Lot 2328

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2329

SUPERB SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1, 3RD ISSUE ENGRAVED TIP-UP REVOLVER.

SN 72629. Cal. 22. 3-3/16″ bbl. Bright blue finish overall. 7-shot single action with spur trigger tip-up revolver. Mid-production with 2-pc rosewood grips that are matching by number. Assembly numbers are matching on bbl, cylinder, and frame. Finely engraved in a New York pattern and often attributed to the shop of L. D. Nimschke. Extensive coverage inclusive of backstrap, cylinder, bbl, and both sides. Cased color hammer with small nickel blade front sight. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Jim Baldwin. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine example with most blue remaining with slight surface stress on cylinder, muzzle, and cartridge ejector. Very fine bore and mechanics. Grips are excellent, fitting perfectly with a touch of varnish missing on bottom of right grip. A really exceptional Model 1 that would be greatly enhanced by a diligent and light cleaning. Blue finish Smith & Wesson tip-up revolvers are uncommon to be found with much finish. This gun is by far the exception. 50975-13 TDW (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2329

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2330

PRIME CONDITION SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 1, THIRD ISSUE ENGRAVED.

SN 124089. Cal. 22. 2-3/8″ bbl. 7-shot tip-up single action revolver with spur trigger and 2-pc rosewood grips. Engraved in a New York pattern with extensive coverage on bbl, cylinder, and frame. Case colored hammer. Very late manufacture discontinued in 1881. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Jim Baldwin. CONDITION: Exemplary condition with virtually no loss of its factory bright nickel finish. Traces of loss only at very edges of chambers on front of cylinder and at forcing cone of bbl. 2-pc rosewood grips with matching number to frame are extremely fine with only a slight amount of distress on right side near bottom from storage. Engraving is period and possibly factory and is executed to its highest degree. Bore and mechanics are excellent, yet this gun is near new and additional research i.e. a factory inquiry by SN should be done. Truly a wonderful M1. 50975-18 TDW (1,250-1,750) – Lot 2330

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2331

SPECTACULAR SMITH’S PATENT NEW YORK STYLE ENGRAVED POCKET REVOLVER.

SN 7135. Cal. 32 RF. 2-3/8″ bbl. Silver wash over iron frame. 5-shot single action spur trigger pocket revolver. Engraved in a New York-style believed to be the work of the shop of L. D. Nimschke. Scroll in vine engraved frame with dot punch background. Traditional Nimschke splash to rear of hammer. Bbl engraved in the same style with approximately 50% coverage. Small cross hatch pattern forward of cylinder with dot punch background as seen on Nimschke’s later work. Cylinder is gold-washed and engraved in the same pattern of scroll and vine on the high points between individual flutes. Numbered 2-pc grips. Top of solid frame marked “Smith’s Patent April 15, 1875”. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Jim Baldwin. CONDITION: Prime condition with most all deep silver wash remaining. Gold wash on hammer, cylinder, and manual cylinder release is quite prevalent however thin and suffering from minor loss. Grips are in very good condition with one minor chip at base of right grip with small material loss. Silver has attained a spectacular aged uncleaned tarnish. Gold wash has slight frosting from age, but still quite pleasant. Bore, action, and mechanics are fine. A spectacular example of the Smith’s Patent revolver. Would be very hard to improve upon. 50975-17 TDW (600-900) – Lot 2331

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2332

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SMITH & WESSON #1 3RD ISSUE ENGRAVED TIP-UP REVOLVER.

SN 64822. Cal. 22. 3-3/16″ bbl. Nickel finish throughout with 7-shot cylinder, single action with spur trigger. New York-style engraved and quite possibly factory. Engraved in a Germanic vine and scroll pattern with dot punch background. Extensive 3 quarter coverage with numbers matching grips. Manufactured 1868-1881. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Jim Baldwin. CONDITION: Spectacular overall condition with virtually no nickel finish loss. Very slight thinning of finish in cylinder flutes and at forcing cone. Assembly numbers matching on bbl, frame, and cylinder. Exceptional bore and mechanics. A very fine Smith & Wesson worthy of additional research. 50975-19 TDW (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2332

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2333

PRIME LOT OF TWO PALM PISTOLS BY CHICAGO ARMS & CHICAGO FIREARMS.

SN 3234/750. 1) Cal. 32 XSRF. Chicago Firearms Co., Chicago, IL, Protector Palm Pistol. 7-shot squeezer fired. Nickel finish with hard rubber grips and palm plate. Manufactured in the early 1890’s with a total production estimated at 12,800. 2) Cal. 32 XSRF. Minneapolis Firearms Co. Squeezer Palm Pistol known as The Protector according to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values. Production was estimated at 3000 total and were actually manufactured by James Duckworth Co. of Springfield, Mass. 7-shot capacity with 1-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish exterior with hard rubber grip panels. Squeezer type pistols have always intrigued arms collectors as they are curious and ingenious and a piece of mechanical art. CONDITION: Item 1. Very good overall, with most all nickel finish remaining with slight finish loss on edges at point of engraving but should clean up. Action, bore and magazine all function correctly. Item 2. Full nickel coverage with excellent hard rubber grip panels and appear to have no finish loss except in very high points. Bore and magazine are very fine, however, mechanics work intermittently. 51030-11 TDW (2,500-4,500) – Lot 2333

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2334

EXCEPTIONAL LOT OF FOUR REMINGTON POCKET PISTOLS AND DERINGERS.

1) REMINGTON 5 SHOT PEPPERBOX. SN 934. Cal. 22 RF. Remington/Elliot 5-shot pepperbox. Ring type trigger with rotating firing pin. 3″ bbl cluster with 2-pc rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much blue finish remaining and balance having turned plum. Very good bore and mechanics. Excellent 2-pc grips with no cracks, chips or material loss. Manufactured 1863 through 1870. 2) REMINGTON TYPE 1 MDL 2 DERINGER. SN 140. Cal. 41 RF. Remington Double Deringer with 3″ bbls, nickel finish with 2-pc rosewood grips. Later production variation known as the Number 2 Model with markings on top of bbl. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall, with much nickel finish remaining. Grips are very fine with no cracks, chips or material loss. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are dark. Hinge is in very good condition unlike many. 3) REMINGTON RIDER MAG PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 32 RF. Remington-Rider magazine pistol with 5-shot tubular magazine and 2-pc walnut grips. Nickel finish overall with fire-blue firing mechanism. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with most nickel finish remaining. Bore and mechanics are excellent. Grips are very fine with no cracks, chips or material loss. Exterior has an even coat of aged grease overall and a diligent cleaning would really bring this gem to life. 4) REMINGTON VEST PKT. SN 4176. Cal. 41 RF. Remington saw Handle Deringer with 4″ part oct/round bbl and 2-pc walnut grips. Model also known as the Vest pocket number 3 size nickel finish with split breech type action. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with good bore and mechanics. Much original nickel remains on frame. Bbl finish has turned plum. Grips have slight distress with a very minimal amount of material loss of bottom right grip. A fine uncommon pocket pistol. 49973-187, 49973-187, 49973-188, 49973-189, 49973-190 TDW (2,500-3,000) – Lot 2334

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2335

EXCEPTIONALLY FINE CHICAGO PROTECTOR PALM PISTOL.

SN 8994. Cal. 32 XSRF. Bbl 2-3/4″. Nickel finish overall with hard rubber grip panels. Squeezer pattern revolver with 7-shot internal cyl Light knuraled engraving around bbl and frame outer edge. Matching numbers on frame, cyl and cover plate. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine with most all factory nickel finish remaining. Very light spotting exists in several protected areas of bbl and receiver in protected areas. Hard rubber grip panels and cocking pad are very fine with no cracking or distress. Bore and mechanics are fine. An extremely fine example. Manufactured 1890’s with an estimated production of slightly less than 13,000. 50988-2 TDW (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2335

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2336

*SPECTACULAR LOT OF SIX CURIOSA AND RARE POCKET ARMS.

1) BRITISH KNIFE PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 32 Percussion. Unwin & Rodgers folding knife pistol with 3-3/8″ bbl, complete with bullet mold, tweezers, 2 blades, and nipple wrench. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very nice overall with functioning mechanics and good bore. Knife blades are pitted but, cleaned nicely. Bullet mold, tweezers and nipple wrench are extremely fine. Grip scales are weathered at edges with minor chip at butt end with minor material loss. 2) FRANK WESSON SUPERPOSED PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 32 RF. 2-1/2″ bbl. Frank Wesson Superimposed turn bbl pistol. Brass frame, 2-pc walnut grips, spur trigger. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall with iron bbls having turned a pleasant patina. Brass frame has turned and even mustard. Grips are very good with 1 minor crack with absolutely no material loss. Mechanics and bores are very good. 3) JAMES REID MY FRIEND KNUCKLE DUSTER. SN 13638. Cal. 32 RF. James Reid “My Friend Knuckle Duster”, factory engraved, brass frame, single action operation, 5 shot cyl (quite rare). PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall with most nickel finish remaining, losses at muzzle and edges from carry, cyl finish has turned plum. Mechanics and bore are very good. Engraving is exceptionally well done. 4) REFORM PISTOLE BREVETE PEPPERBOX. SN 33325. Cal. 25. 3″ bbls. Schuler manufactured Reform 4 bbl pistol. Manufactured to be slim and concealable like an automatic but have the reliability of a revolver. Double and single operation. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Excellent overall, far better than most seen. Retains most orig rust blue finish overall with bores and mechanics being fine and operational. Hard rubber grips are very good with minor break and older repair on bottom of right grip panel. Very unique and desirable piece of curiosa. 5) MOORE PATENT FRONT LOADING REV. SN 11932. Cal. 32. 3-1/4″ bbl. Deluxe engraved Moore Teate Fire revolver. With 2-pc rosewood grips and rocky mountain hunting and game cyl scene. Silver washed frame with blue bbl. Single action with spur trigger. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good overall with much orig silver wash over the engraved brass frame. Cyl scene is very strong and quite attractive. Bbl has turned more plum from age but has traces of blue finish in very protected areas. Grips retain most of their piano finish with slight loss on crowns of high points. Bore and mechanics are good. 6) WMW MARSTON PEPPERBOX. SN 3051. Cal. 32 RM. 3″ bbls. Marsten 3 bbl Derringer. Brass frame, spur trigger, single action with rotating chamber selector. 2-pc walnut grips and brass front sight blade. Side marked “WM Marsten, Patented May 26th, 1857, New York City, Improved 1874”. One of approximately 3300 produced from 1864 – 1872. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G.W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Accompanying this lot is a sales letter. CONDITION: Very fine overall with much orig blue remaining on bbls. Brass has attained a very pleasant patina. 2-pc walnut grips are very good with minor distress on butt from an apparent drop from many years ago. 4 position bbl selector works properly and smoothly. Bores and mechanics are fine. 49973-173, 49973-182, 49973-192, 49973-193, 49973-203, 49973-405 TDW (3,500-5,500) – Lot 2336

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2337

SUPERB LOT OF FIVE PEPPERBOXES AND POCKET PISTOLS.

1) STAR MERRILL FIREARM 2ND MDL. NSN. Cal. 32 RF. Starr 4 bbl Derringer by Eben Starr of New York City. Second model 5th variation brass frame with 2-pc walnut grips, side hammer with rotating firing pin. Marked on left side “Starr’s Pat’s May ‘10.1864.” PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Brass frame has turned an attractive mustard colored patina. Bbls have traces of blue finish remaining in protected areas. Bore and mechanics seem fine, however, firing pin does not want to rotate. 2-pc walnut grips are very fine with no breaks or material loss. 2) SHARPS & HANKINS MDL 1 A PEPPERBOX. SN 48926. Cal. 22 RF. Sharps 4 bbl pepperbox Model 1 with 2-1/2″ bbl and 4 position rotating firing pin. Brass frame with elaborate gutta percha grips. Matching numbers on frame and bbl. Bore and mechanics are fine. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with a pleasant patina on brass frame and a somewhat more contemporary blue finish on bbls. Gutta percha grips are excellent with no chips or material loss whatsoever. A very nice Sharps 4 bbl. 3) REMINGTON ELLIOT SINGLE SHOT. SN 6244. Cal. 41 RF. Remington-Elliot single shot derringer with 2-pc walnut grips and nickel silver escutcheons. 2-1/2″ bbl marked “Remington’s.Ilion.N.Y.Elliot.Pat.Aug.27.1867.” PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Traces of period nickel finish remain on breech and bbl in protected areas. Balance has turned an even plum. Bore is dark. Mechanics are fine. Manufactured 1867 through 1888 with approximately 10,000 mfg. 4) BROWN MFG CO DERINGER. SN 6271. Cal. 41 RF. Brown Manufacturing Co. brass frame “Southerner” single shot pistol. 2-1/2″ oct bbl with 2-pc walnut grips. Nickel finish with spur trigger. Matching numbers on frame and bbl. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Steward of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much period nickel finish remaining. Traces of case colors remain on hammer. 2-pc walnut grips are very fine with most original finish remaining and no material loss whatsoever. Bore and mechanics are fine and extractor functions. A very fine specimen overall. 5) SMITH & WESSON #1 REV. SN 86181. Cal. 22 RF. Smith & Wesson Model 1 tip-up revolver SN 86181 with 2-pc rosewood grips with nickel silver escutcheons. Silver wash over brass frame with matching assembly numbers on frame, bbl and cyl. Grips are matching numbers to frame. 3-3/16″ oct bbl. Single action with spur trigger. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora,Texas. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall with most silver wash remaining on frame and grips. Bore and mechanics are very fine. A nice Smith & Wesson Model 1 tip-up. 49973-185, 49973-186, 49973-191, 49973-199, 49973-204 TDW (1,800-2,800) – Lot 2337

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2338

JACOB RUPERTUS 8-SHOT PEPPERBOX PISTOL.

SN 1919. Cal. 22. This is a scarcely found cartridge pepperbox, measuring about 6″ overall with 3″ cluster of tapering bbls, brass frame “RUPERTUS PATENT JULY 19TH 1864”, opposite side “RUPERTUS PAT. PISTOL MFG. CO. PHILADELPHIA”. 2-pc rosewood grips. CONDITION: Good to very good overall, appears all orig, matching, functional and easily discerned markings. 51030-10 JS (1,000-1,500) – Lot 2338

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2339

EXCEPTIONAL FRANK WESSON WATCH FOB DERRINGER.

SN NSN. Cal. 22. 2″ bbl. Manufactured 1868 – 1880 with a very limited production of less than 3000. 2-pc rosewood grips on brass frame with watch fob pattern hammer and spur trigger. Superposed bbl design was easily recognized as Frank Wesson’s hallmark. Accompanied with small leather pocket holster. CONDITION: Very fine overall with most bright nitre blue remaining on bbls with superb rosewood 2-pc grips and a pleasantly patinaed brass frame. Bores are excellent. A mainspring issue appears to prevent proper functioning of hammer. Leather pouch holster has loose stitching but is otherwise very fine condition. 50541-5 TDW (900-1,400) – Lot 2339

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2340

VERY FINE REMINGTON ELIOT DERINGER.

SN 6095. Cal. 22 RF. Remington 5-shot “pepperbox” with 3″ bbl cluster, ring trigger with double action operation. Remington rotating firing pin and saw handle pistol grip design. 2-pc rosewood grips with Remington address on top of bbls and bead sight at front. SN on bottom of bbl clusters. Manufactured from 1863 to the early 1870’s. CONDITION: Very good overall, with much original finish remaining on bbl cluster. Balance has turned rather plum. Mechanics are very fine and functioning. 2-pc rosewood grips are very good with no cracks or chips. Slight wear at high point at base of grips. 51028-18 TDW (600-900) – Lot 2340

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2341

VERY FINE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY CIVILIAN ISSUE BLACK POWDER FRAME REVOLVER. THE PEACEMAKER.

SN 66736. Cal. 45 LC. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Bbl shows correct 1-line address rolled on the top with inspector mark “S” behind ejector rod bolster. Last 4-digits of SN is stamped under ejector rod housing. SN matches on frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Last 4-digits of SN appear on cyl and bbl and in ink in the backstrap channel of grips. Assembly no. “883” is stamped on rear-face of loading gate and on bottom of frame in trigger guard. CONDITION: Very fine overall, pistol retains most of its bright blue and case colors – with balance plumb/blue patina with light scratching overall. Front-sight is full-sized showing “feathered” polishing marks on either side. Markings are sharp. Bore is bright with strong rifling. Color is vivid in the gullets in front of cyl and under loading gate. Screws show considerable blue finish. Grips straps screws retain a considerable amount of fire-blue finish. Grip is fine and retains nearly all the orig varnish finish with some scratches, dents, and high point wear, especially on left side. A very fine example of a rare civilian Single Action Army Peacemaker, manufactured in 1881. 51008-12 JS (20,000-30,000) – Lot 2341

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2342

IMPORTANT COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY FROM PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMPANY.

SN 175937. Cal. 45. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case colored finish with “PM SS Co.” marking on left side of bbl. 2-pc hard rubber snake and eagle grips. Manufactured 1898. Shipped February 5, 1898 to Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Mfg. Company, San Francisco Agency, San Francisco, California in a 25 gun shipment. This is the only known example of a Pacific Mail Steamship Company marked Colt Single Action Army. Pictured on p. 288 of the Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia by Keith Cochran and pictured as well on p. 3 of Jerry R. Hemphill’s book, Colts From Texas and The Old West, and is attributed to the Collection of Gary Helin. Accompanying this revolver is a copy of a notarized affidavit from the family of Mr. Elleck Lonnie Angles who was issued and carried this revolver during his duties as a mail room guard on various vessels operated by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company during the years 1907 through 1915. A historically important Colt revolver that’s ownership can be tracked for over 100 years. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with most finish having turned a more pleasant patina. The Pacific Coast Steamship Co., existing from the late 1850’s to the early 1930’s, was an iconic west coast transporter of treasury and martial goods with routes from Panama to San Francisco with a fleet of over 13 steamers. Pacific Mail Steamship Company delivered from the East some of the very first gold seekers from 1849 to San Francisco. Later, in 1867, they began regular service between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Accompanying this revolver is a copy of a Colt factory letter, and copies of affidavit and confirmation of previous owners by receipt. A spectacularly rare and desirable item of Western Americana. 50935-4 TDW (16,000-20,000) – Lot 2342

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2343

NETTLETON INSPECTED CALVARY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH 101 RANCH USE.

SN 48504. Cal. 45. Fine martial colt with 7-7/16″ bbl that has been bored out to smooth bore. It was the orig sight with 3-line patent numbers on the frame and 1-pc walnut grip. It has the second style ejector rod housing with bullseye ejector rod head. Left side of the frame has “101” stamped over the large “U.S.”. The 101 stamping also appears on the butt strap. The HN inspector initials appear on the bbl, frame, hammer, trigger guard, cyl and top of the backstrap. Grip has a tine “HN” on the bottom of the right side but there is no evidence of a cartouche on either side. This exact revolver is pictured on p. 61 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers, a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn. Accompanied by a Colt factor letter identifying this revolver with bbl length and type of stocks not listed and indicating shipment April 24, 1878, to the U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt plant in a shipment of 150 same type guns. Also accompanying is a letter from the Springfield Research Service wherein it states this revolver was issued to Pvt. William Hageman of Troop K of the 3rd U.S. Volunteer Calvary. It was reported stolen on July 28, 1898, at Camp Thomas, Georgia, and apparently was never recovered. Pvt. Hageman was from Nebraska and had enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard prior to his unit being assigned to the 3rd U.S. Volunteer Calvary on May 1, 1898. An additional packet of information details Pvt. Hageman’s military service and a record of the Board of Inquiry regarding the loss of the revolver. Additionally accompanying is a letter from Jerry L. Murphey to Paul Hoffman of Vista, CA, authenticating the 101 stampings. Ex Paul Hoffman collection. CONDITION: As noted regarding the bbl, otherwise is fine retaining a smooth even light artificially aged patina over all with some very fine pitting on the bbl. Trigger guard and backstrap screws are replacements. Grip is sound showing light to moderate wear and a few light nicks and scratches and retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Light pitted bore. Undoubtedly this was one of the 101 Ranch trick shooter’s show gun. 50935-3 (16,000-20,000) – Lot 2343

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2344

ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER THAT WAS PURPORTEDLY OWNED BY JACK CASE OF THE 101 RANCH, WILD WEST SHOW.

SN 65852. Cal. 44 WCF. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. Checkered walnut grips. Revolver is boldly engraved overall in a unique style. “J. Case” is engraved on bottom of bbl. “101” is stamped on forward flat of frame. SNs have been engraved over, with the exception of frame and cyl. Both of which nos. match. Number “7349” is stamped on bbl under ejector rod. 1-line Colt address is visible on bbl. 1-pc walnut grip has been checkered in a fleur-de-lis pattern with studs mounted on either side of grip on top. Revolver is housed in a metal bound wood travel case, with Jack Case ephemera on the lid. Also included is a 2-loop Mexican style holster, embossed with the initials “H.S.”. This exact revolver was sold by Brian Lebel at his Old West Auction. A copy of the auction listing is included in the provenance. CONDITION: Very good, as totally re-built, engraved and refinished. Revolver is a smooth gray-brown finish overall, with some roughness at muzzle end of bbl. Engraving is very sharp and deeply cut. Bbl mark is legible, bbl SN is clear. Frame no. is clear. Cyl base pin screw is missing. Grip is well worn, but completely in tact, no missing pieces. Box is very good with scratches and handling marks overall. Holster is very good and intact. An opportunity to purchase a revolver said to have belonged to Jack Case, who was a very famous Wild West Show performer in the early part of the 20th Century. Case worked for the Miller Brothers 101 Wild West Show. 50935-5 TEP (14,000-16,000) – Lot 2344

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2345

EXCEPTIONAL COLT PALL MALL LONDON SINGLE ACTION 450 BOXER.

SN 38877. Cal. 450 Boxer. 5-1/2″ bbl. Bright English blue finish throughout with 1-pc walnut grips and bulls-eye ejector. Single line “Pall Mall/Colt” address on bbl with 3-line patent dates on frame. Trigger guard marked “45 CAL”, “B” indicating the 450 Boxer caliber. Case colored hammer and provision for lanyard on butt. Black powder frame. Manufacture 1877. Accompanied by factor letter indicating: caliber 45 Boxer; bbl length not listed; finish blue; types of stock not listed; special notation “short bbl”; shipped to Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Mfg. Company, London Agency, London, England; date of shipment December 31, 1877; guns in shipment 168. CONDITION: Very fine overall, with much original English blue finish remaining. Case colors on hammer are in protected areas. Grips are very exceptional with no cracks or material loss. Bore and mechanics are excellent and chambers have not been modified for the later Colt cartridges. Appropriate English proofs on bottom of bbl. Matching numbers throughout inclusive of bbl, cylinder, frame, backstrap and trigger guard. A very much above average Pall Mall London Colt. 50935-14 TDW (14,000-16,000) – Lot 2345

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2346

RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY “OFFICER’S MODEL” CAVALRY REVOLVER NICKEL PLATED HENRY NETTLETON INSPECTED WITH OFFICER’S BELT AND HOLSTER RIG.

SN 50215. Cal .45 Colt, 7-1/2″ bbl, full-nickel finish with case colored hammer, blue screws and trigger. 1-pc plain walnut grip. SN’s match on frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, and grip. SN on bbl is 0115 which is a possible mistake when originally stamped. Bbl address is of the correct bold type with a dbl line under the “O” of “Co”. Bbl has “C” over “G” inspector initials near ejector rod stud. Bottom of bbl is stamped “P” and “H.N.” at the breech end. Ejector rod has donut head. Frame has correct 3-line Patent mark on forward left side with “U.S.” to the right of it. Frame is stamped “H.N.” over the SN. Loading gate and bottom of frame under trigger guard is stamped with assembly number “2030”. Trigger guard is stamped “H.N.” under SN. Backstrap is stamped “H.N.” behind hammer on apron. Cylinder is stamped “H.N.” and “P” along with the last 4-digits of SN on rear periphery of cylinder. Rear face of cylinder has “O” and “S” inspector marks between chambers. Hammer is case colored with coarse knurling. Hammer is stamped “H.N.” on left side. Grips have “1878” over a “JEG” cartouche in an oval. This is the cartouche of John E. Greer ordnance inspector. Right butt of grip is stamped “H.N.”. Belt and holster rig has a correct Cavalry Model 1881 holster with U.S. embossed on the front of flap and a lanyard ring in the toe plug. Holster has 2-hole flap. Holster is of commercial manufacturer with a “Burgess & Co. Meriden CT” maker cartouche on the back of the loop. Holster loop also has a partially legible marking at the top of loop, that appears to be some sort of Cavalry mark. Commercial Patent leather belt has saber straps on left side and is mounted with an officer’s buckle. Belt has a makers cartouche on the tongue, which reads “Babcock & Co. formerly – Ker & McKenney, 1 Grand Street, New York. This revolver is listed by SN in “Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers … a continuing study” by Kopec and Fenn on page 161. Also accompanying this revolver is a Colt factory letter showing shipment of this revolver to the US Government on August 24, 1878 in a shipment of 200 guns. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 20% orig nickel in protected areas with the balance turning a steel gray patina, there is light pitting overall with some roughness at the muzzle. Front sight is full-sized. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Ejector rod housing retains 50% nickel finish with wear on outer edge and some pitting towards muzzle. Ejector rod head retains 20% nickel with some pitting on outer edge. Frame retains 50-60% nickel finish with sharp markings, some light pitting on top strap. Trigger guard retains 20% nickel, mainly in front of trigger guard, balance is a silver gray patina with some light pitting overall. Backstrap also retains about 20% nickel finish, mainly on the apron and butt, with the balance a silver gray patina with light pitting. All marks are sharp. Hammer retains considerable traces of case colored finish, especially on the right side. Inspector mark is sharp. Screws show a considerable amount of blue finish, as does the trigger. Cylinder retains 50-60% nickel finish with spots of erosion, especially on 1 chamber. All markings are sharp. Chambers are very good. Grip has dull oil finish, very slight shrinkage, and readable cartouche on left side. Inspector mark on butt is crisp. Holster and belt are very good to fine. Holster is un-crazed and has verdigris stains on brass parts. Maker cartouche is faint, but readable. Belt is a crazed black patent leather finish overall with some edge wear and a readable cartouche. Buckle is fine and shows no trace of ever have been silver plated. A rare opportunity to obtain a scarce Colt U.S. SAA Nettleton inspected nickel plated Cavalry Revolver with an original Officer’s rig. 49973-491 TEP (12,000-20,000) – Lot 2346

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2347

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ETCHED BARREL ENGLISH CASED WITH BRITISH PROOFS.

SN 103585. Cal. 44/40. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Bbl shows a 1-line address on top with Colt Frontier Six Shooter in an etched panel on left side. “44” is stamped on bottom of bbl, along side small British proofs. Frame has 3-line patent mark on left side. “44CF” is stamped on left forward trigger guard bow. SN’s match on frame, trigger guard, backstrap, bbl, and cyl. Grips were not removed, but appear absolutely orig to this gun. Cyl shows small British proof marks. Case is made of oak in the English style, with a medallion on lid, red lining, and a cartridge block. Case contains an ebony cleaning rod and screwdriver, also an oil bottle. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains considerable blue finish in protected areas that has drifted to a pleasing plumb-brown patina, with very little roughness and only a few scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Etched panel is excellent and clearly legible. Frame shows 10-20% case color, especially in protected areas. Trigger guard and backstrap show 20% blue in protected areas, blending with a gray-brown patina on the straps. Cyl is a gray-brown patina overall, with considerable blue in the flutes, and some slight roughness. All markings are sharp and clear. Hammer shows traces of case color. Trigger shows considerable fire-blue. Grip is about fine, retaining nearly all orig varnish finish, with only some small dents and high point wear. Butt is slightly battered. Case is very good with mars and scratches overall. Lining has been replaced. Accessories are very good. A fine Colt Single Action Frontier Six Shooter, manufactured in 1884 and shipped to the London market. 50938-1 TEP (10,000-12,000) – Lot 2347

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2348

*EXCEPTIONAL COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 7-1/2″, 32 WCF.

SN 249268. Cal. 32 WCF. Blue and case color finish and fitted with 2-pc Colt hard rubber grips with rampant Colt motif. 2-line patent markings and is accompanied