Outstanding Fall 2011 Firearms Auction
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Auction: October 4th & 5th, 2011

Preview: October 1-3, 2011

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1000
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: This is a Class III firearm.

*FINE GERMAN MP40 SUBMACHINE GUN (C&R). SN 2234G. Cal. 9 mm. 9″ bbl. Manufactured by ERMA (ayf WaA 280), with Mertzwerke (cos) parts, with replacement bbl installed by Ohio Ordnance Works and serialized to gun. Includes two orig magazines which are marked “ayf 42”. Receiver tube marked both “42” over (WaA44) and “cos” and eagle over “280” proofmark. Swing out shoulder loop is also marked eagle over “280”, however receiver cap is Mertzwerke (cos). Forward of receiver cap marked “MP40/ayf 41”. Gun has matching numbers except for bolt and firing pin assembly which are 5923h. Rear sight flip up tension spring broken and sight flips back and forth freely. Bbl resting bar is of the hard Bakelite type and matches in SN rest of gun as does muzzle nut and front sight hood. Assembly just forward of resting bar marked “37” (C.G. Hanel). Also included is orig German leather sling with a barely discernible maker’s ink stamp on the underside with “R?b?/19??” and one after-market black sling. Also included is Desert Publications MP40 Foreign Weapons Familiarization and Operation Guide. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mags fit well into mag well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent as refinished by Ohio Ordnance Works. Bolt has a plum color to it with some wear to the edges where it rides inside receiver tube. Also some loss of finish to receiver tube where the bolt handle has ridden along outside of tube. Lower assembly is of the attractive dark brown type and very handsome. Even the trigger is marked “280”. Mags are likewise excellent. Bore is excellent. Orig sling soft, cracking and frayed halfway through at one point, still barely serviceable. Reproduction sling is as new. This is a very interesting MP40 in that it has a 1941 date rear assembly matched to a 1942 dated receiver assembly and was made with cos parts with ERMA final proof. This indicates gun was probably made at the end of ’41 and finally assembly probably took place in early ’42. Great for a shooter! 4-42491 JWK126 (8,000-12,000)

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1009
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This firearm is classified as a fully transferable C&R.

**NEAR MYTHICAL EXTRAORDINARILY RARE COLT AR-15 MODEL 1 ORIGINAL SELECT FIRE TEST RIFLE KNOWN AS “THE COCONUT RIFLE”. SN 000106. Cal. 223. Extraordinary AR-15, the sixth one ever made by Colt with 20″ tapered rnd bbl and orig 3-pronged brush catcher flash hider. It has the typical tall AR-15 front sight with adjustable post & bayonet lug. Receiver is typical of standard production rifles with carrying handle mounted, windage adjustable, 2-position flip rear sight and serrated charging handle with integral lock, chrome plated bolt carrier and spring loaded dust cover. Magazine release is in the usual position on right side with bolt carrier lock release on left side. Left side of magazine well is marked with a large rampant Colt in a circle, “COLT / ARMALITE AR15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL 223 / MODEL 01 / SERIAL 000106”. Mounted with mottled red composition 2-pc ventilated triangle forearm and solid buttstock with hollow pistol grip. Buttplate is of black composition material with ribbed face. Bottom of butt is mounted with a sling swivel stud with corresponding sling wire part of the front sight bracket and contains a Vietnam era nylon Nobukl adjustable sling. Also accompanied by an orig “waffle” stamped sheet stainless steel magazine. Base plate of magazine is marked “ARMALITE AR-15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL. .223 / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. INC. / HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A”. Base plate of magazine has a small key slot used for dismounting the base plate. This rifle is one of the first twenty AR-15s built by Colt in 1959 and was the single rifle used in all demonstrations of the capabilities of the new Armalite design from Eugene Stoner. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which states that this rifle was shipped to Cooper MacDonald Co. of Baltimore, MD on Feb. 17, 1960. The Cooper MacDonald Co. had been selected by Colt to market this new product and this rifle was therefore shipped to the company into the hands of Mr. William Mullen, the Vice-President of Cooper MacDonald. In a signed & notarized statement from consignor dated June 9, 2011, consignor states that he obtained possession of this rifle in March 1989 and on July 14 & 15, 1992 he and his wife traveled to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD and had a lengthy appointment with Mr. Mullen, V.P. of Cooper MacDonald Co. Mr. Mullen stated that SN 106 is the rifle that made two trips around the world for demonstrations to various friendly governments. He stated that on July 4, 1960 this was the rifle that was used in the “Watermelon Demonstration”. Mr. Mullen stated that the demonstration took place on Mr. MacDonald’s farm which was an annual cookout & beer bust and that prior to the party Mr. MacDonald had told him to “bring the rifle – there will be some brass there”. Mr. Mullen stated that the brass turned out to be Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, the Air Force Vice-Chief of Staff. Mr. Mullen stated that a demonstration was organized using four watermelons placed at 50, 75 & 100 yards. Gen. LeMay fired at three of the watermelons which completely destroyed them. When it was pointed out to the General that there was a fourth watermelon remaining and was asked if he wanted to shoot it or eat it. His response was “Let’s eat the son of a bitch”, which they did. While they were standing in the field eating watermelon Gen. LeMay explained that he had been looking for a rifle weighing less than the M-1 Garand and the Springfield M-14 but one with more punch than the M-1 carbine. Mr. Mullen recalled that Gen. LeMay was happy at the prospect of receiving his order in a timely manner and on the spot placed an order for 8,500 rifles. That demonstration with this rifle is the basis for what was to become one of the most widely disbursed military rifles in history with innumerable knock-offs in semi-auto configuration. Mr. Mullen, upon being asked regarding the legend that this rifle had actually been fired by Pres. John F. Kennedy from the Kennedy family yacht, the Honey Fitz, Mr. Mullen responded that he was unaware of such an occurrence. Mr. Mullen was then asked about the legendary “two around the globe sales trips”. Mr. Mullen responded that there were actually more than two, he said that they were constantly traveling. Mr. Mullen related that “serious consideration was given by several countries, including the Philippines, India, Cambodia and South Viet Nam”. He stated that in order to impress the dignitaries at the demonstrations they used coconuts to demonstrate the destructive capabilities of the rifle and its small bore cartridge. Mr. Mullen further stated “they weren’t coconuts all of the time.” He stated that he did not record the location of an incident that happened at a South Viet Nam military outpost nor did he record the name of the Vietnamese officer who was probably a Major although his nickname was “The Pope” or something similar. At the conclusion of the coconut demonstration the Vietnamese officer gave instructions to bring out two Viet Cong prisoners from the compound. They were told in Vietnamese that if they reached the jungle, about 200-225 meters away, they would be free. The prisoners began running and “The Pope” did the shooting. Both prisoners were instantly killed with devastating wound results. Mr. Mullen stated that he had photographs of that incident but consignor and his wife declined the offer to look at them, much to their later regret. Mr. Mullen stated that there was no need to involve the testing of any other rifle than #106 as it never jammed and it never failed. Mr. Mullen also offered that the subsequent decisions by the military to switch to ball powder and a different rate of twist in the bores was the reason that so many of the early M-16s in Viet Nam jammed which resulted in numerous unnecessary deaths of American soldiers. He implied that if they had not been so intractable in going against the advice of the designer, Mr. Eugene Stoner, and had kept the orig cartridge loading and rate of twist that the jamming problem would probably not have occurred. Consignor and his wife, on 15 July 1992, visited the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution to seek an appointment with Dr. Ezell, the Curator of the Division of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian and the author of numerous military firearms related books. Especially notable is his treatise The Great Rifle Controversy which is the defining work as relates to the AR-15/M16 project. Dr. Ezell stated that he was intimately familiar with this rifle and the history behind it and stated, in answer to a direct question, that #106 is in fact the rifle used at “The Watermelon Demonstration”. On the same day consignor and his wife visited the headquarters of the United States Secret Service to attempt to verify the Pres. Kennedy connection. The Secret Service was uncooperative and provided no information. Consignor provided a list of some of the first twenty AR-15s and what may have happened to them, as follows: #000101 – Presented to Mr. John MacDonald, Cooper MacDonald Corp.; #000102 – Presented to Mr. Dick Boutelle, President of Armalite Division, Fairchild Hiller Corp. These two rifles were presented at Colt on 26 Dec. 1959 by Fred Roff, President of Colt with Eugene Stoner & Bob Freemont in attendance. Consignor shows that numbers 000102, 000103, 000104 & 000105 were presented to Heads of State (or other dignitaries) in South Viet Nam, India, Cambodia & Singapore. There is no indication of what may have happened to the remainder of the first production rifles. Neither is there any indication that SNs 000101 & 000102 were ever registered with BATFE or that they may be transferable. Therefore this rifle is the oldest known transferable AR-15/M16 rifle in existence and it certainly is the most famous of all. Also accompanied by a copy of Treasury Form 3 transferring this rifle to the Law Enforcement Ordnance Co., Athens, Georgia on Feb. 11, 1975. Additionally accompanying is a copy of p. 163 of The Shotgun News dated Nov. 15, 1977, which is an ad of the Law Enforcement Ordnance Co. which lists this rifle for sale and states that it is the “7th production M-16, from the Cooper MacDonald Collection. Cooper MacDonald was the firm which marketed the M-16 to the U.S. Government for Colt; this was a sales sample which was fired by McNamara and John F. Kennedy, Diem, Batista, and a number of other prominent world figures.” Also accompanied by an orig 1916 AR-15 Automatic Rifle Instructions Manual. This exact rifle is the subject of an article in Vol. 15, No. 1(Oct 2011) Small Arms Review magazine. PROVENANCE: Colt Industries; Cooper MacDonald Corp.; Law Enforcement Ordnance Co.; Shane MacMahon Collection; Michael Harden Collection; David Norman Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. The metal, overall, retains nearly all of its orig matte gray/green finish with only sharp edge and high point wear. Buttstock has a T-shaped crack in left side at the buttplate and the right side of the forearm has a small crack in one edge. Otherwise stock, forearm & grip are sound with light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Magazine retains about 80% orig finish. 4-42475 JR136 (40,000-60,000)

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1010
Revised: 9/12/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This firearm is classified as a fully transferable C&R.

*EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL COLT/ARMALITE AR-15 MODEL 01 SELECT FIRE RIFLE WITH GREEN STOCK & FOREARM IN ORIGINAL BOX. SN 012969. Cal. 223. Usual early AR-15/M16 configuration with 20″ tapered rnd bbl, 3-prong brush catcher flash hider and tall, standard adjustable front sight with bayonet lug & sling loop. Receiver is usual configuration with carrying handle mounted adjustable 2-position flip rear sight and serrated edges on cocking handle with latch. Left side of the magazine well is marked with a large rampant Colt in a circle, “COLT / ARMALITE AR15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL. .223 / MODEL 01” with serial number below. Left rear side of receiver has the selector switch. Mounted with early style green painted ventilated triangular shaped forearm and standard buttstock with raised rib black composition buttplate and hollow pistol grip. Bottom of butt is mounted with a sling stud & loop. Accompanied by one orig “waffle” stamped stainless sheet metal magazine that has the base plate marked “ARMALITE AR-15 / PATENTS PENDING / CAL. .223 / COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. INC. / HARTFORD, CONN, U.S.A”. Base plate also has a small keyhole for dismantling the magazine. Additionally accompanied by its orig hinged lid cardboard box hand lettered on the end with the SN and “MOD 01”. Inside has its orig plastic bag and vapor barrier paper. Accompanied by a hand written note from consignor that states this rifle, identified by SN was part of the U.S. Army/U.S. Air Force first production run of 85,000 rifles and that it was produced in April 1961. Note also states that this rifle was sent to the Colt Model Shop for experimentation and was never used. It additionally states that it was sold, new in the box, to Aeromarine, Birmingham, Alabama in 1974 and that it has never been cocked or fired. Rifle still has the orig small cardboard tube in the bore. It is unknown precisely how many AR-15/M16s were produced with the green painted stocks but what is known is that the vast majority of them were later converted to black stocks, forearms & grips and that very, very few survive today with orig green parts. It is believed that this rifle is the only one remaining unfired with its orig box in orig configuration. PROVENANCE: Colt Industries; Aeromarine; David Norman Collection. CONDITION: New and unfired retaining virtually all of its crisp orig finish to both metal and green painted stock, forearm & grip. Forearm has a couple of small nicks and the grip shows a couple of very minor spots of wear. The metal retains 99.9% crisp orig matte finish. Magazine retains 93-95% strong orig finish with light edge wear. Box is fine with slightly fuzzed corners and a couple of small perforations in the lid. Rifle remains unfired & uncocked. 4-42476 JR137 (17,500-27,500)

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1017
Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is CSBG 25439.

**FRENCH CHAUCHAT MODEL 1915 REGISTERED DEWAT IN 8MM LEBEL (C&R). SN 25439. Cal. 8 mm Lebel. 22″ bbl. Chauchut Model 1915 DEWAT with anti-aircraft front and rear sight attachments, bi-pod and one mag included. Marked “SIDARME/C.S.R.G.” on left side receiver. This gun is all orig vintage and apparently matching numbers. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand, however weld has been placed into chamber to the extent that the bolt will not close completely. Function test could not be accomplished. This weapon is currently unserviceable. Bolt face has a couple of drops of slag from the welding process on it but looks as though it could be easily put back into serviceable condition. Mag snaps right into place with no problem. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is fine. 70% coverage of finish fading to patina especially on mag, some bare metal on bi-pod legs. Wood is in fair to good condition, knob forward of trigger has significant 1-1/2″ out of it near the rear, buttstock has split at the front and has become loose. This could be easily repaired by competent stock man. Otherwise stock has gouges and dings but not bad, especially considering the age. Unable to determine condition of bore due to plug in chamber. This is a nicer conditioned Chauchat than many out there. 4-42490 JWK125 (3,000-6,000)

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1035
Revised: 9/12/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Note: This is the Heavy Barrel Variation of the FAL.

*FN FAL SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH BI-POD AS IMPORTED BY GUN SOUTH INC., TRUSSVILLE, AL. SN 2507058. Cal. 308. Bbl length 23-1/2″. FN FAL semi-automatic match rifle made in Belgium with bi-pod as imported by Gun South Inc., Trussville, AL. Includes one magazine. Wooden hand guard and buttstock with hard composite hand grip along with shoulder rest on rear of buttstock. Firing mechanism operates very smoothly when operated by hand and passes function check. Bi-pod extends appropriately. Magazine fits nicely into magazine well. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. Bluing near 100% with only the slightest loss at high point of magazine well and at safety switch. Wooden hand guards and buttstock are likewise excellent with only one slight bruise to right side of hand guard and minor handling marks to front right and bottom. Nice figure to hand guard. Buttstock has only the slightest of handling marks and otherwise pristine. Bore is excellent, bright and near new. Bolt face is also excellent. Nice FN set-up with bi-pod. 4-42431 JK107 (2,500-3,500)

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1037
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Bore is clean and bright.

*FN FAL G-SERIES .308 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN G782. Cal. 308. Bbl length 24″ with flash hider. Manufactured by FN in Belgium and includes one magazine. Wooden buttstock and forearm with hard composite hand grip. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is outstanding throughout. Near 100% deep bluing. Wooden stocks excellent needing to get 6″ away to see any handling marks. Bore is shiny and bright with a little bit of darkness in one of the lans which may clean right up with a brush. Bolt face is excellent as is bolt. Traces of original grease in recessed area of receiver. Quality of workmanship together with condition makes this an FN FAL difficult to upgrade. 4-42465 JK104 (4,500-7,000)

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1038
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: This item is a Modern gun not a Class III

**FN FAL G-SERIES .308 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN G1211. Cal. 308. Bbl length 24″ with flash hider. Manufactured by FN in Belgium. No magazine included. Wooden buttstock and forearm with hard composite hand grip. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to excellent. Near 100% deep bluing with the lightest of wear to the high areas and in the charging handle recesses. Hand guards are fine with some slight handling marks and one 1/4″ gouge on right side. Buttstock is of a much lighter wood than hand guards and has a band of what appears to be tape residue along the left side. This would probably clean up completely with the appropriate solvent without any damage to the wood. Bore is shiny and bright and needs a cleaning and may be excellent. Bolt face is excellent as is bolt. Another top-notch FN FAL made in Belgium. 4-42430 JK105 (4,000-6,000)

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1040
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: This item is only a conversion kit, it is not a modern gun.

*SUBCALIBER CONVERSION KIT IN .22LR FOR THE HK 91. SN 116. Cal. 22LR. Subcaliber conversion kit in fitted wooden box including two mags, cleaning kit, breech assembly and subcaliber bbl insert. Everything you need to convert your HK91 to fire the inexpensive .22RF. CONDITION: Overall appearance is extremely fine. Some loss of paint to mag where they latch into gun. Also some very slight wear to the exterior of breech assembly. Bore of bbl insert is excellent and bright. A highly desirable accessory for your HK 91. 4-42415 JWK117 (1,000-1,500)

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1041
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: Consignor states that this is not from the personal collection of Mr. Reed Knight. The catalog is incorrect.

*STONER RIFLE SR-25 IN BOX. SN 23031. Cal. 308. 24″ bbl. Stoner Rifle SR-25 with box, manual and one mag. On this specimen someone has taped a laminated plastic card around the handguard which indicates the sight settings from 100 to 1000. Scope not present. Consignor states that this rifle was selected from Reed Knights personal collection for accuracy. Firing mechanism functions smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon passes function test and appears fully functional. Mag fits well into mag well. Accompanied by hard case and cardboard sleeve. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent. There are blemishes to the scope rail at the rear of the ejector port and at the left rear of the upper but are so slight it does not detract in any way from this rifle. Bolt face and bolt are in excellent condition. Composition handguard, buttstock and hand grip are in outstanding condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-42438 JWK122 (2,000-3,000)

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1046
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Bore is clean and bright.

*BROWNING SELF-LOADING RIFLE 1918A3 AS MADE BY OHIO ORDINANCE WORKS. SN 526. Cal. 30-06. Bbl 27″ including flash hider. Semi-automatic version of the Browning automatic rifle including bi-pod, third variation of gas port adjustment nut and an manual as provided by Ohio Ordinance Works with a spare bolt retaining spring. Firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapon passes function check and appears fully functional. One Parkerized magazine included which snaps smartly into magazine well. CONDITION: Overall appearance is excellent throughout with a smooth gray Parkerized bluing. Bolt and bolt face is excellent. Bbl marked “2-52” with “GI” assembly number. Hard composite buttstock. Light wooden colored forend. Buttstock has some scuff marks along the top and some slight touches of corrosion to the buttplate area but this would all clean up completely. Bore is mostly dark with some carbon residue but may clean up well. Top quality U.S. GI parts on a new receiver makes this a rifle certain to give generations of fun shooting. 4-42434 JK101 (2,000-3,000)

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1051
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Estimate should be $10,000-$15,000 as it appears in the printed catalog.

*EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 CARBINE. SN 21. Cal. 30-06. Springfield 1903 in the extremely rare carbine configuration with 20″ tapered rnd bbl with altered Springfield or possibly a Krag sleeved front sight with 03 sight & blade in the dovetail. About 1-3/8″ of bbl at muzzle was machined down to 0.648″ to accommodate the sight sleeve. The base is pinned to the bbl and the entire rear face of the sight & base are hand filed serrated. Muzzle has a star gauge and has the star gauge number “C121” on top under handguard. The number “21” is also stamped on the bottom front of the frame just forward of the stock lug. The handguard retainer sleeve is machined steel with a hand-cut faceted bottom and right front side of the bottom rail, under the wood, is stamped with three evenly spaced small dots. There is no normal Springfield nomenclature over the front receiver ring, only the tiny Springfield eagle stamping. The bbl does not appear to have ever had a normal 1903 rear sight sleeve mounted. It now has an altered Model 48 receiver sight stamped “EXO” with hand-cut elevation marks and the knurled elevation knob is marked with only five numbers from “0” to “4” indicating that this sight has been altered to reflect graduation in inches rather than minute of angle as is on a normal Lyman receiver sight. A similar sight is pictured on p. 84 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Front sight is equipped with a stamped sheet steel cover. Trigger guard & floorplate are standard milled Model 1903 equipment. Floorplate is hand stamped “BY ORDER OF / COL. T.L. AMES / MAY 1921”. This identical marking is found on carbine SN 2, also pictured on p. 84 of the referenced publication. Bolt & attached parts are standard 1903 equipment with a small “J” stamped on bbl lug and “HIO” or “KIO” stamped on bottom of bolt handle. Trigger is a standard 1903 military equipment. Mounted in a shortened 1-pc walnut stock with grasping groove forestock and two crossbolts that has the “AAJ” cartouche in a rectangle on left side and the “P” proof on bottom of stock. The sling swivel base on bottom of stock has had the wire & hump removed and is now just a flat plate screwed into the recess. A standard sling swivel base & wire have been inletted into the left side of buttstock, again as pictured on p. 84 of the referenced publication. Removing this sling swivel from the stock reveals a fine aged patina on the exposed wood in the milled recess indicating it has been in place a very long time. There are chips in the wood around the front edge of this recess that have very old patina and show moderate wear. The handguard measures 9-1/2″ long and has been altered from either a Springfield or Krag handguard with hand worked chisel marks inside that have a fine old patina. The bbl band which secures the handguard is altered from a 1917 Enfield with grooved circumference and has had a bracket for the sling loop welded to the left side, again as pictured on pp. 83 & 84 of the referenced publication. According to Col. Brophy in the referenced publication only two of these rare carbines were ever assembled at Springfield. SN 2 is known and was sold through this auction company in March 2010. Accompanied by a standard military sling with brass hooks marked “DUNCAN” with the inspector initials “W.K.G.”. PROVENANCE: Bruce Stern Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Metal retains an overall mottled blue/brown patina with touchup blue on bbl & receiver. Bolt body is bright with strong orig blue on the other parts. Stock is sound with a gouge at left heel and usual storage & use marks and retains a hand worn patina. Handguard is sound with matching patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Sling has a lightly crackled surface with a weak spot in bottom section. 4-42161 JR104 (10,000-15,000)

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1065
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The 1934 trophy rifle was won by Charles Blenman, Jr – Williams brother, who retired a Rear Admiral. Both the 1934 and 1936 trophy rifles exhibit fine jewelling on receiver rails.

*RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1903 SPORTER SECRETARY OF NAVY TROPHY RIFLE FROM 1936. SN 1417337. Cal. 30-06. Beautiful Sporter trophy rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl marked “SA / flaming bomb / 9-35” and has a sleeved M1903 front sight. Muzzle is stamped with the star gauge mark and bottom of bbl is stamped with the star gauge number “G/76” with a small “P” proof below. Receiver ring has standard M1903 markings and the rear bridge is mounted with a Lyman 48 receiver sight. Bolt body, extractor & handle are polished bright and the shroud, safety & striker are blued. It has standard milled M1903 trigger guard & floorplate and is mounted in a nicely figured M1922 Sporter half stock with nicely checkered forestock & pistol grip. Buttplate is Model 1922 checkered steel shotgun style. It has a standard M1903 sling swivel on bottom of butt and a grooved band around the forestock with sling swivel. Right side of butt is inlaid with a 2″ diameter round silver plate engraved “SECRETARY OF NAVY’S RIFLE TROPHY / WON BY MIDSHIPMAN / WILLIAM BLENMAN U.S.N. 1936”. The center of the plaque is engraved with a 3-masted sailing ship with anchor and spread-winged eagle in the foreground surrounded by “NAVY DEPARTMENT / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. Stock has two reinforcing crossbolts. On p. 213 of The Springfield 1903 Rifles, Brophy. Lt. Col. Brophy is discussing presentation rifles he states “These presentation models are the rarest of rare, as only five are known to have been awarded.” Consignor of two other trophy rifles being sold elsewhere in this auction states that of the five known awarded prize rifles two are in the Springfield Museum, he owns two of them, leading one to understand that this is probably the fifth rifle. This cataloger is of the opinion that there are actually more than five prize rifles known. Lt. Col. Brophy was probably speaking from personal knowledge at the time of the publication of his book. It is this cataloger’s contention that there are more than five of these rare rifles known today. Accompanied by a printout of A Citation for Gallantry, awarding the Silver Star to Commander, then Lt. Commander, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity 15 June to 4 July 1944 as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Shubrick, a destroyer protecting landing forces at Omaha Beach on D-Day and afterward. Blenman was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and retired as a Rear Admiral. PROVENANCE: Rear Admiral William Blenman. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig arsenal blue on the bbl & receiver with wear on the front sight sleeve, probably from a stamped sheet metal sight guard. Receiver has sharp edge wear. Receiver rails are polished bright and the outside rail is professionally jeweled, as is the follower. Trigger guard & floorplate retain just about all of their orig arsenal blue with some minor flaking, not wear, turned to dark patina. Stock is sound with a scratch on left side of butt and a couple of small dings and retains about all of its fine orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42456 JR114 (9,500-12,500)

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1088
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: The image in the catalog for this lot is incorrect. The holster is not included with this lot.

*LUGER DWM 1906 NAVY COMMERCIAL. SN 51355. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl, with Navy 2-position rear sight, grip safety, “BUG” proofs on receiver, bbl and some small parts. Unaltered Type 1 thumb safety, checkered walnut grips,”GERMANY” stamped Navy concentric ring wood bottom mag. All numbered parts are matching. Approximately 2,500 examples of this model were manufactured for commercial sale in the U.S. and Germany. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains about 97% orig blue and 80% orig straw. Grips are sharp with a few minor nicks & dings and show nice wood grain. Mag body is excellent and the wood bottom has almost no wear. Bore is sharp with light wear. Very nice looking and all matching commercial Navy. 4-42383 BS56 (6,000-8,000)

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1135
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: This exact pistol is listed by number in “The Mauser Parabellum 1930-1946” by Don Hollock and Joop van de Kant, pages 437 and 4543 and is 1 of 25 in this series. Only 4 being recorded as existing.

*RARE DWM 1920 STOEGER AMERICAN EAGLE SAFE AND LOADED. SN 8717 U. 30 cal, 4″ bbl. “DWM” scroll on center toggle link. American Eagle crest above chamber and “GERMANY” and “A.F. STOEGER INC/NEW YORK.” on the right receiver. Crown/N proof on the left receiver and on bottom of bbl “U” suffix 4-digit serial number and “GERMANY” mark on front of frame. Having checkered walnut grips. “GERMANY” stamped on wood bottom of magazine. All numbered parts are matching. CONDITION: Very Fine. Retains about 90% original blue with most of the wear being on the right frame rail and rear grip strap. Straw appears to be in near new condition. Grips have light wear and are oil stained with very faint wood grain still showing. Magazine body has scattered very light pitting and the wood bottom has some minor nicks and dings. Bore is bright and sharp. A rare, all matching, American Eagle variation. 4-44136 (7,000-9,000)

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1141
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Page 350 of “The Mauser Parabellum 1930-1945” states that this pistol is from the First Batch of Police Guns 33V – 1332V with a total of 90 shipped between 1930 and 1934.

*RARE EARLY MAUSER/ DWM OBERNDORF LUGER WITH HOLSTER AND CAPTURE PAPERS. SN 1204V. Cal. 9 mm. This scarce, early Mauser production Luger using leftover DWM parts mixed with new Mauser parts, is one routed to early Nazi police use, and is fitted with sear safety; a Prussian state requirement dating from 1933. Kenyon in LUGERS AT RANDOM estimates 500, at most, of these were produced. Still in THIRD REICH LUGERS estimates a production of approximately 300. This example has high polish DWM toggle assembly, frame, and side-plate. Bbl and receiver appear to be Mauser production with distinctive early machining of front sight band. Unique to this particular group of Lugers is a large crowned U-proof on side of receiver. SN of this specimen, 1204V, puts it toward the end of the estimated production numbers of this type which appears were made immediately after the Stoeger contract which used leftover American Eagle receivers. Trigger, take-down lever, and ejector exhibit brightly strawed color usually found in early Mauser production. Tinned wood based magazine is numbered 6216. Black early police style holster is marked “Franz Cobau Berlin 1935” with sunburst with “K”. It is also marked “S. B.” and with matted out SN “7505”. Another number which appears to be “8104” has been scraped away, and no. “1204” stamped in its place. Pistol and holster are accompanied by original capture papers dated 17 November ’45, in the name of John Authier listing “1 – Luger, GER no. 1204”, “1- Holster”, and “1- Clip”. PROVENANCE: Capture papers. CONDITION: Fine. Metal retains 75 – 80% orig blue, silvered on muzzle band, portions of bbl, and other high points. Grip straps are mostly brown. There is some pinprick pitting through straw on bottom of safety lever and right side of trigger. Grips show considerable wear. Bore is excellent. Magazine is fine. Holster is fine, mostly black, but flap and magazine compartment are turning brown. Capture papers are foxed and creased. A scarce, honest, early Nazi Luger, as brought back by returning G.I. 4-41830 MGM57 (2,000-3,000)

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1148a
Revised: 9/26/2011

Lot Added.

*COLT ALL AMERICAN MODEL 2000 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN PF04556. Cal. 9mm. 4-1/2″ bbl. Standard front and rear sight with white dots. Slide has raised serrated 1/2″ rib across top. Left side is marked “Colt All American/Model 2000” followed by rampant Colt logo. Right side is marked “Double Action/9mm”. Polymer frame is marked on left side “Colt’s Pt. Fa., Mfg. Co./Hartford, CT., U.S.A./Pats. Pend.”. Checkered front and rear straps with hard rubber checkered grips with silver Colt insignia. Accompanied with two original magazines. PROVENANCE: Dr. Charles Bradley, Lubbock, TX. CONDITION: As new and appears test fired only. Gun retains virtually all its original factory finish with just a couple minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with bright, shiny new bore. Accompanied with is original factory blue hard case and owners’ manual. 9-21224 (400-700)

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1155
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This exact pistol is pictured in R. Scott Meadows book on pg 129.

*EXTREMELY RARE ITHACA PRESENTATION MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN I.G.31. Cal. 45 ACP. According to U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1920-1945, Meadows, after the completion & cancellation of Government contracts the Ithaca Gun Co. assembled 50 more pistols with high polish blue finish and no military inspector or acceptance marks. These rare pistols were serial numbered in the usual place on right sides of frames from 1 to 50, preceded by “I.G.”. This inscription & number was hand engraved. These “I.G.” pistols’ manufacturer is documented in a letter on Ithaca letterhead written by John McMorrow, Customer Service Dept. wherein he verifies that 50 such pistols were produced “mostly for presentation purposes, and serial numbered them from “I.G.-1 on up. All officials of the Ithaca Gun Company received one of these guns. Presentations were also made to members of the Ordinance (sic) Division directly concerned with the highly successful arrangement between Ithaca and the Ordinance (sic).” This pistol is all blue finish with high luster polish marked on left side of slide “ITHACA GUN CO., INC. / ITHACA, N.Y.”. There are no other markings on the slide. Sights are orig fixed type. Frame has the SN on right side and has small inspector initials “H”, “S” and “R” around the disconnector hole. Hammer is late type with serrated spur and it has a serrated mainspring housing. Mounted with full checkered brown composition Keyes Fiber grips with donuts. Bbl has a small “P” on left side of lug and a small “F” on right side and the bbl chamber area has been polished bright over the top. Accompanied by one “L” Code (M.S. Little) all blue WWII magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory high polish blue with only very faint sharp edge wear. Grips & mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Magazine is equally new. 4-42615 JR76 (6,000-8,000)

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1161
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Serial #1 is lightly penciled in top left corner of box lid. This is the original craft box for the gun.

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE REMINGTON RAND “DEMONSTRATION PISTOL” SERIAL NUMBER “1” MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN 1. Cal. 45 ACP. Parkerized finish with 5″ all blued bbl having a large “P” on left side of lug and “HS” on right side of lug. Left side of slide is roll marked “REMINGTON RAND INC. / SYRACUSE, N.Y. U.S.A.” in 3rd type roll marking. However this marking appears to be of an unusual size being only 15/16″ long. Rear slide, under firing pin retainer, is stamped with a small “G” inspector initial which is also stamped on top of frame by the disconnector. Right side of slide is unmarked. Slide has distinctive temper line over about the front 1/3 and has standard fixed sights. Frame is altogether unmarked, without inspector’s initials or U.S. Property marking and has no Ordnance wheel acceptance mark. Mounted with full checkered brown composition grips with large donuts with Keyes Fiber star & “K” logo on inside along with mold numbers. Accompanied by two orig all blue “S” code (Scoville Mfg.) WWII magazines and what is probably its orig Kraft colored 2-pc cardboard box with paper tape band around middle and orig waxed paper in the bottom. Second magazine is wrapped in orig vapor barrier paper. According to U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1920-1945, Meadows. Remington built approx. 150 Demonstration Pistols for in-house use at Remington Rand. These pistols were later presented to company officials, key employees and other military & civilian personnel associated with the pistol program. Page 90 of the referenced publication pictures this exact pistol in both side views at bottom of page. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% crisp, orig factory finish with only very minor sharp edge wear. Grips are crisp, mechanics are crisp, magazine has one small dent on rear edge with about all of its orig finish, brilliant shiny bore. Spare magazine is equally new. Box is lightly soiled but completely intact. 4-42613 JR74 (5,500-7,500)

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1162
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This knife is one of only 70 Navy issued examples assigned to the USS Omaha. The sheath markings were obliterated for security purposes.

EXTREMELY RARE CASE V-42 WWII COMMANDO STILETTO WITH ORIGINAL SHEATH. Fine WWII Commando Ranger knife made by the Case Knife Co. in 1943 with 7-1/4″ dbl edged stiletto blade with diamond shaped grind with 1-1/2″ ricasso that has a serrated thumb print on left side and the blade is slightly offset for a right handed user. Overall length is 12-1/2″ including the pointed steel pommel cap skull cracker and a swell center serrated stacked leather handle. Handguard is 2-11/16″, slightly curved with rounded ends and leather backing. Thumbprint side of ricasso has the maker’s name. Accompanied by a Type 3 orig leather sheath with metal plates riveted near the end and without staples at the throat. Sheath is overall 13-5/8″ long with a thumb snap and web belt hooks at the top. Front body of the sheath has an obliterated name over “E-12” and there is a stamped series of numbers which appear to be “10” and “16” on either side of a Canadian broad arrow acceptance mark. There is also a small “S” stamped near this series of numbers. There were approx. 3,600 of these knives produced in 1943 which were all shipped to the Navy depot in Brooklyn, the Pittsburgh Ordnance and the Washington Quartermaster Depot. These knives were issued to and used by the 1st Special Service Force (1st SSF) known as “The Devils Brigade”. Few of these knives survive today in any condition, let alone one with high finish. The Devils Brigade or “Black Devils” as they were known to some elements of the German military because of their use of black face paint and stealthy prowess as small unit raiders who frequently infiltrated & overwhelmed German defenders without firing a shot and then disappear into the night. This unit was formed in 1942 from a combination of Canadian & American forces and received specialized training at Fort William Henry Harrison, Helena, Montana and other U.S. bases. They were initially shipped to the Aleutian Islands to fight the Japanese but by then the Japanese had already evacuated the islands. They returned to the U.S. and in October 1943 were assigned to the 5th U.S. Army in Italy and from there to Morocco and back to Italy where they earned reputation for assaulting & capturing previously impenetrable objectives, one of which was the bases for the 1968 movie The Devil’s Brigade. From Dec. 3 1943 through Jan. 8, 1944 during that mountain campaign the Devils Brigade suffered 77% casualties. On Feb. 1, 1944 the unit landed at the Anzio Beachhead replacing two Ranger Batallions. They were so successful that the Germans withdrew more than half a mile to avoid their aggressive patrols. A diary obtained from a dead German soldier contained the passage that said “The Black Devils are all around us every time we come into the line.” During the Anzio operation the 1st SSF fought for 99 continuous days without relief. On June 4, 1944 the 1st SSF were the first Allied unit to enter Rome. During the war this 1,800-man unit accounted for about 12,000 German casualties, captured 7,000 prisoners and sustained an attrition rate of over 600%. The unit was disbanded on Dec. 5, 1944 in France and their members reassigned to mostly parachute regiments. Today’s Green Berets and Delta Force Operators are direct descendants of this fabulous unit. The design of the V-42 fighting knife was designed with the help of Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick who was instrumental in the formation of the 1st SSF. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Blade retains just about all of its orig factory blue with only bright edges from factory sharpening and slight thinning near the tip. Handle has a couple of minor dents and shows light wear. Pommel cap retains 50-60% thin orig blue with some light surface rust on one side near the handle. Sheath is sound & supple, lightly soiled with light verdigris on some of the rivets and brown patina on metal plates. Altogether a rare and highly desirable fighting knife. 4-42457 JR87 (7,500-9,500)

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1167A
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Consignor states that the USS Pathfinder shot down 2 Japanese airplanes and took numerous hits during its tour.

RARE COLLECTION OF WWII PACIFIC THEATER HIGHLY DETAILED PRE-INVASION CHARTS COMPILED BY LTJG E.E.ANDERSON ABOARD USS PATHFINDER. These are not to be confused with common battle maps but are very rare in that they are highly detailed records created at enormous personal risk for making invasion plans. These were critical to insure success during the planned invasions. LTJG Edward Elias Anderson Jr. served as a Gunnery Officer aboard the Pathfinder during her operations in the Pacific Theater from 1942-45. Anderson was a topography and hydrography specialist assigned to compile data and produce various pre-invasion maps and charts aboard ship. This lot consists of 53 bound Hydrographic Office Field Charts, including one chart supplement dated 11-15-43 of Bougainville Island from 3 miles out by Anderson and a hand drawn close up view of the same shoreline and Japanese base. Also, a topographic sheet dated 8-44 of Tokyo Southwest; an artist’s drawing of USS Pathfinder, and a tinted Imperium Neptuni Regis dated 12-4-42 commemorating Anderson’s crossing the equator. USS Pathfinder (AGS-1) was a survey vessel for the United States Navy during World War II. Before and after the war she was USC&GSS Pathfinder (OSS-30) for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Pathfinder was built by the Lake Washington Shipyard of Houghton, Washington in 1929. She was acquired by the U.S. Navy and commissioned 31 August 1942, with Capt. Bascom H. Thomas, USNR, in command. A sea-going arm of the U.S. Navy’s Hydrographic Office, Pathfinder spent the war years paving the way for amphibious invasion. For nearly two years Pathfinder operated along the dangerous New Guinea-New Britain-Solomon Islands areas allied land-air-sea forces fought to break the Japanese grip on the area. An isolated reef, an uncharted harbor, a lonely stretch of enemy hold coastline—each presented a different problem. At Bougainville, Treasury Island, Green Island, Emirau and Guam, advance Pathfinder parties were sent ashore under the noses of the Japanese to work in close cooperation with Allied amphibious elements in laying out harbor charts or surveying inland channels. During most of 1943, the ship operated in the Solomons and neighboring groups; the Russell Islands, Admiralties, Loyalties, and New Caledonia. Pathfinder, although nominally a noncombatant, experienced some fifty bombing raids while working close to the front lines. At the end of September 1944, after some three months of scientific probing around New Guinea, Pathfinder departed for Espiritu Santo, with written commendations from Admirals Nimitz, Kinkaid, and Halsey. By December 1944, the tide of battle had swept northward to the Philippines. She reached Guam 4 February to prepare for landings at Casiguran Bay, Luzon 13 March 1945. It has been said,”The road to Tokyo was paved with Pathfinder charts”, and these are they. PROVENANCE: Obtained directly from E.E. Anderson’s family. CONDITION: Generally Fine. Some sheets show some light foxing and staining near edges and have curled corners. 4-42517 WD3 (15,000-20,000)

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1173
Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 460826

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT POLICE POSITIVE WITH KING SIGHT & HAMMER. SN 460826. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 4″ bbl and King front sight with large full length gold bead. Grooved top strap rear sight has been altered to a wider U-shape. Hammer spur has been widened and hand checkered. Pistol is mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips with silver rampant Colt medallions. Revolver is engraved in “B/C” coverage by the Wilbur Glahn shop with about 60% foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Bbl has nearly full length coverage matching patterns and the lands between the flutes are also engraved to match. The rampant Colt on the sideplate is in a diamond shaped engraved panel. Top of back strap is engraved in a floral pattern with elliptical center and the back strap is engraved with an empty presentation ribbon panel with foliate arabesque patterns above & below. Trigger guard & bottom & front of frame are engraved to match as is the toe of the front strap. Butt strap is engraved in a geometric pattern. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found in caliber 38 Spcl. with 4″ bbl, blue finish, pearl stocks, factory engraved Grade “B” and shipped to “Loan Account”, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., New York, NY on March 17, 1941 in a 1-gun shipment. Also accompanied by an article about the King Gun Sight Company. Additionally accompanied by the findings of an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of a law suit brought by the King Gun Sight Co. against Micro Sight Co., Inc. and employees. Mr. King claimed patent infringements and unfair trade practices regarding his “cockeyed” hammer. The court found that King’s patent was invalid and he was due no relief. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Grips are sound and retain great fire & color. Action is tuned, smooth & crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42099 JR95 (4,000-7,000)

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1174
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 335589

*RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT ARMY SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. SN 335589. Cal. 38 Spcl. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Mounted with 2-pc silver Colt medallion smooth ivory grips. Revolver is engraved in about “A” coverage of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Left side of frame below the cyl opening is engraved in a wavy zig zag & foliate pattern. Top & heel of back strap and butt strap are engraved in geometric patterns. Top strap of frame is stamped with large dots. Bbl boss of frame on each side is engraved in a starburst pattern with matching patterns at front edges of lands between the flutes of cylinder. Foliate arabesque patterns extend over each side of bbl. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38 with 4-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and factory engraved, shipped to Norvell Shapley Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on July 15, 1912 in a 25-gun shipment. Also accompanied by a 1-page letter from noted Colt authority, author & researcher, R.L. Wilson, which verifies some of the above information and additionally states that it was engraved by the company’s engraving shop and that it was entered into the production book on Jan. 16, 1912. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 90-95% strong orig factory blue with muzzle & sharp edge wear. Front & back straps are a blue/gray patina. Grips are sound and retain a wonderful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42098 JR94 (3,000-5,000)

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1175
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 461175

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY COLT FITZ SPECIAL DETECTIVE SPECIAL DA REVOLVER. SN 461175. Cal. 38 Spcl. Extremely rare authentic factory Fitz Special with blue finish and 2″ bbl. Bbl has integral half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Front of trigger guard has been cut away and the portion of the remaining trigger guard is rounded. Hammer spur has been bobbed (removed) and top edge of hammer checkered. Action is tuned and extremely smooth. Revolver is mounted with checkered 2-pc silver medallion rampant Colt walnut grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38 with 2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Lynn G. Adams, Harrisburg, PA on Aug. 25, 1939 in a 1-gun shipment. Under remarks section “The above firearm was shipped as a Fitzgerald Cutaway Special with a 3 to 3-1/2 lb. pull.”. Work Order #8598. Also accompanying is a typed note which identifies this revolver and states “While entertaining Mr. Fitz-Gerald at his home in Harrisburg Mr. Adams requested that he make another “Special” revolver as had been made for him sometime before for his close friend Colonel William C. Fisher. This explains why this gun was delivered to Mr. Adams who gave it to Colonel Fisher. Mr. Adams was a Colonel with the Pennsylvania State Police.”. Additionally accompanying is a Military Firearms Registration form from the Heidelberg Military Post identifying this revolver, by SN as registered to Col. William C. Fisher. Form is dated 8 Sept. 1952. Additionally accompanied by this revolver’s orig hinged lid dark maroon box, serial numbered to this revolver, with blue & white end label which identifies it as a 2″ Police Positive caliber 38 Special revolver with blued finish and wood grips. There is a black & white label on the top end flap “DETECTIVE SPECIAL”. Detective Special revolvers were introduced in 1927 and were serial numbered with the Police Positive revolvers. Very few authentic Fitz Special revolvers have ever been offered for sale on the open market, especially one with its orig box and full documentation. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all original, new & unfired. Cylinder has a faint indexing line and there are a couple of minor spots of box burn on the cylinder and a couple of small spots of surface discoloration. Back strap also has a few tiny spots of surface discoloration. Grips show light diamond point wear, otherwise revolver is absolutely new. Box has slightly worn corners but is sound and completely intact. Interior is lightly yellowed with a couple of minor wear spots. 4-42711 JR101 (8,000-11,000)

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1176
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 337309

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT NEW SERVICE “FITZ SPECIAL” DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 337309. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue finish with bbl shortened to 2″ and the orig front sight relocated. Top strap is grooved for the rear sight. The front of trigger guard has been professionally removed and the remaining end of trigger guard rounded & smoothed. Hammer has been bobbed by having the spur entirely removed. In addition the grip has been shortened and rounded and currently sports full checkered silver medallion Colt grips. Left side of the toe of grip frame, under the grip, has the assembly number “323” which number is also found on bottom of bbl, under ejector rod. Trigger is checkered. The grip locator pin was relocated during the alteration to the center of the back strap as was necessitated when the bottom of grip frame was removed. J.H. Fitzgerald was a Colt employee from 1918 through 1944 and became one of Colt’s most flamboyant personages. He was a larger than life character physically as well as in gun knowledge. Being a large man with commensurately large hands and wishing to have a readily concealable side arm he altered a pair of New Service revolvers for himself which were identically altered as is this revolver. His alterations became so popular that eventually Colt took notice and decided to introduce the Detective Special with short bbl & rounded butt. Today Fitz Specials are extremely rare and highly sought after collector’s items that can also be effectively carried & used. Accompanied by a 2-page letter from renowned Colt authority, researcher & author, R.L. Wilson, which details some of the above information. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains virtually all of its fine factory style Colt finish, probably finished at Colt with only very slight, very faint, sharp edge wear and some minor dulling to the grip frame. Grips are crisp showing very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired since alteration. 4-42070 JR96 (9,000-12,000)

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1178
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 17448

*COLT OFFICER’S MODEL FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. SN 17448. Cal. 22. Blue finish with 6″ tapered rnd bbl with 2-line address, marked on left side “COLT OFFICER’S MODEL .22 LONG RIFLE”. Sideplate is marked with the rampant Colt and is fitted with checkered rampant Colt silver medallion walnut grips. Trigger & back strap are checkered. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig Colt blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Grips are fine showing a tiny amount of diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42423 JR78 (1,000-1,500)

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1183
Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is MT11132

*RARE BOXED SPECIAL ORDER COLT BULLS-EYE MATCH TARGET FIRST SERIES PISTOL W/ STD GRIPS. SN 11132. Cal. 22 LR. 6-5/8″ heavy bbl with windage and elevation adjustable target rear sight with adjustable front sight. High velocity mainspring housing. Left side of bbl marked with “Bulls-eye” emblem. Blued mag with metal follower, having three line marking. Top of bbl and action have matte blue finish. Accompanied by orig SN box containing instruction pamphlet and a Colt Factory Letter stating as one of two shipped 12-2-40 to J. Warshal & Sons, Seattle WA and ordered with “Regular Woodsman stocks”. PROVENANCE: Ned Schwing Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Excellent orig blue with a few very fine scratches on bbl flats. Excellent grips with sharp checkering. Very good bright bore and smooth crisp action. Box is good with a portion of the front lid flap missing and light tattering. 4-42601 DS50 (5,000-10,000)

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1224
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanied by two Winchester factory letters identifying this gun as a rare Trap/Skeet model and confirming its configuration.

*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GA SKEET SHOTGUN. SN 7061. Cal. 16 ga. 28″ bbls choked WS-1 & WS-2 with red target front sight with steel mid bead. Automatic ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Straight grip stock and beavertail forearm of fancy black walnut. Drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″. Slight cast off. LOP: 14-3/4″ to checkered butt. Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz. PROVENANCE: Two Win Factory letters. CONDITION: Overall fine. Bbls and action retain approx 97% orig blue, trigger guard has reblued finish. Stock and forearm have deep checkering with very good orig finish, having light scratches and handling marks. Forearm has 3/4″ long chip on right side of bbl channel. Bright bores, crisp mechanics. 4-42545 DS33 (6,000-8,000)

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1225
Revised: 10/3/2011

Additional Information: There is a very slight flare at the very end of the muzzle of the right barrel.

*DESIRABLE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE 20 GA SHOTGUN. SN 21904. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4 inch chamber. 28″ bbls, WS-1 / WS-2 choke, white target front sight with mid bead. “SKEET” marked floorplate. Sgl selective trigger and auto ejectors. Beavertail forearm with pistol grip stock of exceptional fancy black walnut. LOP: 14″ to checkered butt. Drop at Comb: 1-5/8″. Drop at Heel: 2-1/2″ Slight cast off. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Approx 90% bbl blue with scattered light scratches. Action has approx 80% blue with spots of flaking and scratches on floorplate and fading blue on trigger guard. Sounds refinished wood with good checkering and minor handling marks. Very good bore with tight action and sound mechanics. 4-42544 DS35 (6,000-8,000)

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1227
Revised: 10/3/2011

Correction: Printed cataloged says Model 12, but it is a Model 21.

b]*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE 16 GA SHOTGUN. SN 10703. Cal. 16 ga. 26″ bbls, choked WS-1 and WS-2, red target front sight with steel mid bead. Automatic ejectors and sgl selective trigger. Beavertail forend and straight grip stock of select walnut. LOP: 14″ over Winchester marked solid red recoil pad. Drop at Comb: 1-5/8″. Drop at Heel: 2-3/16″. Slight cast off. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.8 oz. CONDITION: Overall good. Bbls retain about 80% blue with light scratches, right burl has small dent 7-3/4″ from muzzle. Action is 50% blue, fading to gray on the bottom with spots of very fine pitting. Trigger bow has scratches and dings. Bores are bright. Refinished stock and forearm with moderate wear and handling marks. Forearm has hairline crack between iron and rear checkering. Action is tight with sound mechanics. 4-42547 DS32 (3,500-5,500)

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1241
Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is330133

*SCARCE 20 GAUGE ITHACA 6 E. SN 330133-6. Cal. 20 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 24″ Barrels are stamped with “Ithaca Gun Co.” and “Ithaca, N.Y. U.S.A.” on tops. There are 1-1/4″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Bbl flats are engraved with SN and “6”. Case hardened Flues action has late style shaded acanthus engraving with gold inlaid dogs within ovals on each side. Bottom of action has matching engraving with stylized eagle motif at tip of floorplate above which is “Made in U.S.A.” Action features automatic safety, gold-plated and checkered double triggers, and automatic ejectors. Stump figured American walnut horn capped semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Side panels and grip are checkered in fleur de lis style with ribbons through pattern. Matching fancy border checkered splinter ejector forend has J-spring and push-button release. SN and some scroll are engraved on iron. Bore diameter: left -.608, right -.610. Bore restrictions: left -.003, right -.003. Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 15″. PROVENANCE: Walt Snyder relates that Ithaca factory records show this gun having been manufactured 12/1/20 with 26″ bbls. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 60 – 70% of old re-blue, silvering and graying around action and forend. Engraving is slightly washed. New locking bit has been fitted in rear lump. Action retains a considerable amount of case color, but is mostly a very pleasing silver. Case color is fairly strong behind fences and rear of trigger plate. Stocks retain most of an old refinish, checkering good, with some oil rubbed in. Bores are excellent. Right bbl has a small dent 2″ back from muzzle. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Ejectors are in time. 4-42372 MGM97 (8,000-12,000)

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1274
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanied by a copy of the factory ledger confirming the special order features of this gun

*PARKER 20 GAUGE BHE STRAIGHT GRIP LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 152639. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 0 Frame. 28″ Acme steel bbls are marked with standard Parker address on concave game rib fitted with 2 Lyman ivory beads. B grade action with correct markings on water table is fitted with automatic safety and engraved with usual brace of dogs and “Parker Bros” in ribands on each side. Floorplate depicts pointer and setter in meadow with hilly background. Very fine intricately marbled and nicely figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over skeleton butt, and features typical B fleur de lis drop points and checkering pattern including checkered side panels. Large vacant gold oval is on toe line. Splinter ejector forend has usual Parker steel tip and release. Bore diameter: left -.620, right -.620. Bore restrictions: left -.027, right -.025. Wall thickness: left -.018, right -.018. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-3/4″. Included with the gun are the original buttstock and forend. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of nicely done satin rust blue. Action retains 25 – 35% orig case hardening color, balance turning silver, with a couple of minor dents on bottom of action. Good quality replacement stocks faithfully replicate original shaping and checkering, and retain 99% orig finish with a few minor handling marks. Specifications of gun match those listed in the Parker Identification and Serialization ledger. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny, polished over some slight frosting. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Original buttstock has 1-3/4″ lengthening piece and Silvers type pad. Checkering of both buttstock and orig forend have had outer line of borders deeply cut. A light and lively gun. 4-42389 MGM139 (17,500-27,500)

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1275
Revised: 9/12/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanied by a copy of the factory ledger confirming the special order features of this gun incl. floral engraving and checkered butt. The safety on this gun was added more recently.

*PARKER BHE STRAIGHT GRIP GAME GUN. SN 155951. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. No. 1 Frame. 30″ Acme steel bbls with standard markings on rib, is fitted with two Lyman ivory beads, and has correct stampings on bbl flats. Action has nicely filed single bead along fences, and is engraved with 80% coverage nicely cut scroll with floral bouquets on sides and bottom. “Parker Bros” is in riband on each side of action. This is an unusual treatment for a “B” Parker, as most guns had dogs, scroll, and game scene. Action also features automatic safety and double triggers. Striking, very nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features typical “B” inset side panel checkering, fleur-di-lis, grip checkering, and drop points. Large vacant gold oval on toe line. Splinter ejector forend has filed steel tip, and nearly full coverage checkering. All specifications match information in Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger. Bore diameter: left -.664, right -.663. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.008. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 95% + of a fine quality satin re-black. Action is cleaned of all case hardening color, and a pleasing pewter gray, engraving is sharp and clear. Stocks retain nearly all of a glossy oil finish, with a few minor marks. Toe has small repair. Checkering is nicely re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is slightly loose. Ejectors are in time. 4-42447 MGM184 (18,000-22,000)

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1289
Revised: 9/12/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanied by a copy of the factory ledger confirming the special order features of this gun incl Vent Rib and special Trap Model Forend. Note: This gun is the consecutive SN to lot 1291.

*FINE PARKER CHE VENTILATED RIB 2-BBL TRAP SET. SN 232260. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. 28″ Special steel bbls and 30″ Acme steel bbls with original ventilated rib and two Lyman ivory beads have all correct stamps on water tables. 28″ bbls SN is stuck over another number. Action has typical “C” engraving with single dog on each side and large duck on floorplate, and has been fitted with Miller single trigger with rocking selector at front. Safety is non-automatic. With the exception of the single trigger this gun matches all specifications in Parker Gun Identification & Serialization ledger. It has, however, been fitted with new nicely streaked and figured European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measuring 14-7/8″ over dark brown leather covered pad. Stock features a Monte Carlo comb and silver oval on toe line engraved with “C” grade checkering and side panels, faithfully reproducing that found on original stocks. Original stock for this gun is included, and is also lightly marbled and figured European walnut and measures approximately 14-1/4″ over white line pad. Matching beavertail forend is also a replacement probably done at the same time as new buttstock. 30″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.731. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.019. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. 1 oz. LOP 14-7/8″. 28″ BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.733. Bore restrictions: left -.012, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.030. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-black, over some scattered light pitting that did not polish out. Action retains some case hardening color in protected areas, but is mostly a pleasing pewter gray. Stocks are excellent retaining nearly all of their rubbed oil finish, with a few very minor marks. Orig buttstock retains most of its orig finish worn through on high areas, with numerous marks and scratches, checkering slightly worn. Right panel has numerous scratches front to back. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. It’s a Miller, they always work! It is estimated that 410 “CH” hammerless guns were made with Acme steel bbls, very few with orig vent ribs. 4-42468 MGM205 (7,500-9,500)

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1291
Revised: 11/2/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION): Accompanied by a copy of the factory ledger confirming the special order features of this gun incl special Trap Model Forend. Note: This gun is the consecutive SN to lot 1289.

*PARKER BHE SINGLE TRIGGER TRAP OR WATERFOWL GUN. SN 232259. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. 30″ Acme steel bbls with standard Parker markings on top rib, are fitted with two Lyman ivory beads, and have standard late markings on bbl flats, and reinforced splinter. Case hardened action is fitted with automatic safety and Parker selective single trigger. Action is engraved with typical Parker “B” style scroll, with two dogs on each side of action, as well as “Parker Bros” in rectangle. Bottom of action is also scroll engraved with pair of ducks on trigger plate. Nicely figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/16″ over Silvers type pad, and features typical “B” checkered side panels, fleur de lis drop points and checkering. Pistol grip cap has large gold oval at center engraved with monogram “BJFE” (?). Stock also features unusual right hand cheekpiece. Large beavertail forend has reinforcing bolt through to tip, and is checkered in fleur de lis pattern with some carved embellishments at rear of pattern. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.033, right -.026. Wall thickness: left -.038, right -.036. Drop at heel: 2-13/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 5 oz. LOP 14-3/16″. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of an excellent quality re-black. Action retains 65 – 75% orig case hardening colors. Trigger guard retains most of its orig blue. Top lever appears to be re-blued. Stocks retain nearly all of a high quality re-varnish. Checkering re-cut. All specifications for this fine gun match the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization ledger except for the beavertail forend, which also does not quite match buttstock in color and checkering. Buttstock is correctly numbered and graded under trigger guard tang. Recoil pad is a new replacement. 4-42446 MGM185 (14,000-16,000)

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1311
Revised: 9/8/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is 12279S69

*CUSTOM GOLD INLAID FN SUPERPOSED WITH EXTRA BBLS. SN 12279569. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ and 30″ Barrels with ventilated ribs, are engraved “Fabrique Nationale Herstal” and with caliber information on either side of top bbls. 26″ Barrels have been fitted with Briley Thin Wall chokes. Coin finished Superposed actions have been refiled with sculpted beads and fillets, fitted with ornamental sideplates, and custom engraved with semi-relief scrolled acanthus and small scroll highlights. Gold inlaid game scenes depict a quatro of pheasants in meadow on left lockplate, four mallards settling into a marsh on right, and brace of grouse on bottom. Top lever has been pierced in complementary motif. This well executed work is by P. Lallemand whose signature appears under pheasants, who consignor states also did some work on stocks. Exceptional, dramatic, heavily marbled and burl figured European walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt. (Consignor states that woodwork was done by Marcel Van de Beek.) Finely executed checkering has unusual beaded border, and also features sculpted drop points. Matching 3-pc forends are of differing designs, 26″ bbls being Schnabeled, and 30″ bbls having beavertail. 26″ Bbl set: Bore diameter: top -.722SC, bottom -.720 SC. Wall thickness: top -.042, bottom -.042. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. 30″ Bbl set: Bore diameter: top -.719, bottom -.719. Bore restrictions: top -.036, bottom -.028. Wall thickness: top -.042, bottom -.040. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, little used since custom work was finished, retaining nearly all of finish on wood and metal, with one or 2 very minor marks in buttstock. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. An eye-catching, useful custom gun. 4-42238 MGM181 (15,000-20,000)

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1325
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Choke is “FULL”, not mentioned in the catalog.

*BELGIAN BROWNING A 5 LIGHT 20 WITH BOX. SN 68Z27723. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 1968 Manufacture with St. Louis and Montreal address, has 28″ ventilated rib bbl with standard blued receiver and engraving. Lightly figured blond European walnut, flat knob stock measures 14-1/4″ over FN composition buttplate. Bore diameter: -.617. Bore restriction: -.023. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Gun comes in orig box. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, showing little evidence of having been fired. Stock finish has crazed and there are a few minor bumps and knocks mostly toward butt. Box is fine, with a few creases and bumps, and contains most of the orig packing material. Label is foxed, curled, with a few tears. 4-38884 MGM109 (1,000-1,500)

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1384
Revised: 9/20/2011

CORRECTION: Title Description should read BERTUZZI.

*FINELY CRAFTED BERTUZZI VENERE SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER ENGRAVED BY M. TERZI WITH CASE. SN 6109. (2005) Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with matted game rib are engraved “Armi Bertuzzi Italy” on top rear of left bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, “Armi Bertuzzi” and Italian proofs. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with choke information, chamber length, and importer “Daniel Systo 314 Locust Hill Road Guilford, VT USA”. Coin finished full sidelock action features non-automatic safety (S inlaid in gold), rounded lockplates, nicely filed fillets and beads, and non-selective single trigger. Single beaded trigger guard has SN engraved on long tang. Action is engraved with very finely executed pleasing mixture of plain surfaces, relief vine scroll, and ovals of relief shaded scroll, interspersed with extremely small standard scroll with geometric and star highlights. This interesting and striking treatment frames very well cut portraits of dogs with game; a Brittany retrieving a woodcock is on bottom of action, a springer spaniel flushing trio of chukar on left lockplate, and pair of setters flushing pair of quail on right. These portraits are extremely well done, and the work of “M. Terzi” whose signature appears on trigger plate. Very striking, nicely marbled, and full figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over full checkered butt. Stock features drop points and 36 LPI point pattern checkering with line borders. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.667, right -.669. Bore restrictions: left -.008, right -.004. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP 14-7/8″. Very fine brown leather Nizzoli case has brass corners and is lined with maroon cloth with stitched-in brown leather Bertuzzi label. Accessories include 2-pc cocobolo cleaning rod, pair of gold-plated snap caps and oil bottle, and pair of standard nickel-plated snap caps in one covered compartment. Another compartment contains cleaning mops and Pro-shot combination snap caps and chamber mops. Tweed cloth covers for action and bbl are included. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal retains nearly all of its finish with small area of darkening of coin finish at top rear of right lockplate. Minuscule incipient crack is behind right lockplate. Buttstock has 3 or 4 very minor marks. Bores are excellent. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case and accessories are excellent, near new. Replacement cost of this gun today would be well in excess of $50,000.00 with a 2 – 4 year wait; that is if the Bertuzzi Brothers were still taking orders. 4-40344 MGM27 (25,000-35,000)

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1391
Revised: 9/8/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Gun is engraved by Beretta master A. Baglioni.

*EARLY BERETTA S 3 SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER-UNDER GAME GUN. SN 6159. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Mono-block bbls on this classic early Beretta OU, are engraved “Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York” and “Made in Italy” on left side of bbl, and “U. S. Agents” on right side of flat matted solid rib. Bottom bbl is stamped with 1947 Italian nitro proofs. Left sides of bbls stamped with further proofs and choke information. Coin finished classic OU action with double bite crossbolt bolting features non-automatic safety, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action is engraved with 80% coverage of nicely cut shaded scroll with floral and vine highlights. Engravers initials “AB” are on trigger plate. (Consignor states name is A. Baglioni.) Bottom of action is marked “Patented Beretta”. Blued trigger guard and top lever are engraved to match. SN is at grip. Light colored, nicely marbled, and slightly fiddle figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over white line pad and features standard point pattern checkering with double line border, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching one piece forend has small Deeley type release. Bore diameter: top -.722, bottom -.725. Bore restrictions: top -.036, bottom -.035. Wall thickness: top -.038, bottom -.032. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of a fine quality re-blue, engraving slightly softened. Action and sideplates retain nearly all of their orig coin finish. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece, and trigger guard at grip. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with many small marks, and worn through in some areas, especially forend, from carrying. Bores are excellent. Action is loose, and bbls are off face, requiring some attention. Ejectors are in time. 4-42499 MGM245 (4,000-6,000)

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1455
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is 83739 stamped on action, and seen with rifle disassembled. (ca 1925)

*HOFFMAN ARMS COMPANY MAGNUM MAUSER CUSTOM RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 83739. Cal. .300 H & H Magnum. 26″ Tapered round bbl is engraved on top “Hoffman Arms Co. Cleveland, Ohio 169.” It is fitted with matted quarter rib, as well as banded-on sling eye, and matted front base with typical Hoffman side button detent to retain sight hood. Base is fitted with large gold bead longitudinally dovetailed. Rear bbl sight is three folding leaves with platinum lines marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. Rear of bbl is engraved “300 Mag”. Commercial Mauser 98 magnum square bridge action has had rear bridge modified and dovetailed for Hoffman’s pop-up rear peep sight, marked for 100 yards, with checkered steel push-button latch. Griffin & Howe side base has also been installed. Double pull trigger has been retained with checkering on blade. Drop box magnum bottom metal with hinged straddle floorplate, has release button in trigger guard bow. Floorplate and area around front and rear guard screws have been engraved with semi relief scroll borders with radiating feathers around screw heads, in the style of the work done by Rudolf Kornbrath. Bolt retains standard pear shaped knob. Body has been polished and damascened. Later low scope safety has been fitted to shroud. Nicely streaked, dense, European walnut full capped pistol grip stock measures 14″ over checkered steel trap buttplate with space for cleaning equipment, and two spare cartridges under trap, and features nicely carved Whelen style beaded and molded right hand cheekpiece, horn forend tip, feather engraved steel grip cap, and classic point pattern checkering fore and aft with mullered borders. Drop at heel: Approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: Approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 9 lbs. 6 oz. LOP 14″. 2-1/2 X Zeiss Zielklein scope with post and crosshair reticle is in Griffin & Howe rings, and slide, with windage adjustment. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains nearly all nicely colored blue, probably done at time of refurbishment, most likely by Griffin & Howe when scope and base were added, and bbl shortened and re-chambered to .300 H & H from .300 Hoffman. Wood has been added to bbl channel in front of bbl reinforce. Bolt release is a replacement. Stock retains most of its orig oil finish, grain slightly open, and a bit dry. Bore is excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Scope is fine with blue turning to brown. Optics are clear. A fine classic rifle by this highly regarded company. 4-42495 MGM240 (6,000-9,000)

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1458
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct serial number is 114592 stamped on bottom of action.

*DARWIN HENSLEY CUSTOM DANGEROUS GAME RIFLE WITH SCOPE. SN 114592. Cal. .460 Weatherby Mag. Starting with an original Mauser double square solid side wall magnum length action and original number 20 bottom metal specially made by Mauser for very large cartridges, such as 505 Gibbs, a very fine classically shaped 24″ round bbl with integral recoil lug, was fitted. One standing, one folding leaf express rear sight is dovetailed through matted quarter rib. Sling eye is banded on as is ramp front sight with longitudinally dovetailed gold bead. Bottom of bbl is stamped “223”, left side engraved “460 Weatherby”. Action is stamped “Mauser – Werke A – G. Oberndorf a/N.” on solid side wall. Claw bases have been fitted, and action engraved. Original bolt has had handle turned down with 5 nicely checkered teardrop panels on knob with snowflake at tip. Scroll engraved custom made bolt shroud with Model 70 type safety has been installed. Original double stage trigger is retained. Original bottom metal has been finished in French gray. Floorplate and action are engraved with meticulously executed semi-relief acanthus vines with finely stippled shading as background. This fine engraving frames Bulino portrait of face-on cape buffalo with ox-peckers flying in front and above, with one perched on his back. An engravers signature is not evident. Nicely sculpted, well marbled, and flame figured European walnut full steel capped pistol grip stock with shadow line right hand cheekpiece measures 14-3/4″ over black Decelerator pad. Stock features floral engraved reinforcing bolts, ebony forend tip, engraved steel grip cap, and sling eye on toe line. 28 LPI borderless checkering wraps around forend with inset of more finely checkered panel at top of grip. and is in modified point pattern. Stock work is exceptional, all lines sharp, and surfaces straight. Inletting is very exact, relieved slightly behind tangs, as is proper. “D Hensley 1190″ is stamped in bbl channel. Drop at heel: Approx 1-13/16″, drop at comb: Approx 1-5/8″. Weight without scope: 10 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-3/4”. Zeiss Diatal – Z 4X rail scope, with fine crosshair reticle is fitted with claw mounts. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining nearly all its orig metal finish. Stock has a few dents and minor abrasions, mostly on right side at front and rear of action. Bore is excellent. Scope optics are clear. An exceptional, well thought out, big game rifle. 4-42501 MGM257 (8,000-12,000)

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1473
Revised: 9/12/2011

CORRECTION: Correct Serial number is 122853

*FINELY ENGRAVED CUSTOM REMINGTON MODEL 141 GAMEMASTER WITH SCOPE. SN 122853. Cal. 35 Remington. 22″ Barrel. This fine American custom has most of the attributes expected of rifles by Griffin & Howe, however is unmarked. (Griffin & Howe generally did not mark or number rifles that they did not re-barrel, even though they did extensive custom work.) This particular rifle has been fitted with quarter rib with 3 folding leaf express sight dovetailed through. Rib and top of receiver are matted. Banded on, matted, front sight base has knurled steel sight cover. Sides and bottom of action have been engraved with exceptionally well cut large shaded acanthus scroll with central oak leaf bursts. Initials “L. J” are engraved in rectangle on bottom of action. Quality of engraving is very high, and most probably the work of Rudolph Kornbrath. Streaked and nicely figured European walnut buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over engraved and checkered steel trap butt, and features large Whelen type shadow line right hand cheekpiece, 18 LPI checkering with double line border, and steel grip cap with recess accessed by threaded cap (cap presently installed is fitted with sling eye, another attaches to magazine retainer on bbl. Original cap is in trap on butt.) Matching large forend is of semi-beavertail form. Rifle is mounted with Lyman Alaskan scope with single post reticle in Stith mounts. Weight with scope: 8 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and action retain 85 – 90% custom blue, silvered at bottom from carrying. Magazine tube is considerably silvered. Stocks retain most of an old oil finish over numerous marks from handling and use, edges very slightly rounded. Checkering is slightly worn. Bore is excellent. Action is smooth. Scope is excellent, optics slightly cloudy. 4-42657 MGM278 (3,500-4,500)

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2000
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: 1) Bolt number is 719. 2) Carrier arm is unnumbered and may be a replacement.

RARE SMITH & WESSON VOLCANIC SMALL FRAME PISTOL. SN 21. Cal. 31. This gun exhibits a 4-3/16″ bbl. Bbl is properly marked on rear octagonal flats. “CAST-STEEL/SMITH & WESSON, NORWICH, CT/PATENT/DEC. 25, 1849/FEB. 14, 1854” over the top three flats and left side flat. SN 21 is found on left side of hammer and stamped internally on both stocks and left side of the butt under the grip. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Frame and backstrap are florally engraved typical of other guns in this series. Gun retains much of its original finish and is among one of the nicest examples we are aware of. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,200 of these little pistols were produced in the period 1854-1855 and are almost never found with any orig finish remaining. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine retain most of their original brown finish with some slight thinning on magazine tube, around muzzle and sharp edge wear. The right sideplate retains about 80% of its original blue finish with some thinning around edges and in open areas. The left sideplate retains strong traces, maybe 10-15% of the original blue with the balance a medium patina. Frame retains traces of blue in sheltered areas being a medium gray/brown patina. Hammer retains case colors on the sides with the rear edge a gray metal patina. Lever is mostly a gray patina. Carrier retains strong orig fire blue. Rosewood stocks retain most of their original varnish. Right screw escutcheon is stripped and no longer holds screw other than by friction. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some scattered very fine pitting. 4-42250 JS6 (20,000-30,000)

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2007
Revised: 10/2/2011

Additional Information: Condition – The magazine follower tab is detached. This is a simple repair for an advanced gunsmith. If the buyer wishes, Julia’s will arrange and facilitate this repair with either Cullity &Son or Turnbull Restorations, at no cost to the buyer.

RARE VOLCANIC ARMS LEVER ACTION CARBINE. SN 2886. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with 16″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube and full ribs on each side. It has pinched post front sight and its orig wheel adjustable rear sight in a dovetail on top flat of the receiver. Top flat of bbl has the 3-line Volcanic address which is a light strike as is often typical on Volcanic Arms products. Receiver & sideplates are silver plated gun metal brass with typical Volcanic engraving consisting of light arabesque scrolls on sides with decorative engraving over front receiver ring and feather patterns on top strap and around hammer slot. Top tang and buttplate tang are engraved to match. Mounted with uncheckered-slab sawed American walnut with silver plated crescent brass buttplate. Stock has a knot and a spot of sapwood on left side. Serial number was observed on right side of lower tang under the stock, inside both sideplates, on both toggle links and right side of lever. Left side of lever and right side of top tang under wood is stamped with a curious “Y” or “V” initial. Left side of top tang under the wood has the assembly number “182” which number is found on buttstock, under buttplate tang, inside the buttplate tang and on all three tang screws and both buttplate screws. Few Volcanic Arms carbines were produced in the period 1855-1857 although they were offered in three bbl lengths. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including all buttstock screws. Bbl retains most of its orig blue, thin and turning plummy brown with cloth pattern rust pitting in a few spots on side flats of the rotating sleeve. Magazine tube & ribs retain strong orig blue, also with some scattered pitting. Receiver and sideplates retain 30-40% thin orig silver plating with the exposed brass retaining sharp edges and a dark mustard patina. Top edges of sideplates have one small dent on each side. Stock is missing a chip from the knot area on left side and has a small crack over the sapwood spot, otherwise stock is sound with very few, very minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its strong orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42255 JR152 (15,000-25,000)

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2009a
Revised: 10/2/2011

Lot Added

RARE SMITH & WESSON NO. 1 VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN D18. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 4-1/8″ oct to rnd bbl with German silver post front sight & fixed rear sight on the top flat of the frame. Bbl has usual markings on the top flat with additional normal markings on the side flats. Frame has bag shaped grip with 2-pc smooth rosewood grips numbered to this pistol. Frame, sideplates and backstrap are lightly engraved in typical foliate arabesque patterns. Serial number was observed on the exposed flat of the carrier arm and is also found on the left side of the grip frame under the grip & inside both grips. No further disassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter, over the signature of Roy G. Jinks, which identifies this pistol as having been manufactured in 1854 as a small frame with blue finish. It was sold through the J. Dixon & Co., Smith & Wesson’s sole agent at that time. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,200 of these rare pistols were produced in the period 1854-1855. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching as noted above. No orig finish remains being an overall cleaned gray metal patina with light, fine pitting on the frame & sideplates, slightly heavier on the rotating loading sleeve. Magazine spring is partially collapsed. Right grip has a hairline near the frame, otherwise grips are sound with light nicks & scratches with the right side retaining strong orig varnish & the left side a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are sound, strong bore with light, fine pitting. 4-44188 (9,000-12,000)

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2009b
Revised: 10/2/2011

Lot Added

SCARCE MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 11705. Cal. 44RF Henry. Usual configuration w/24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral mag tube, German silver front sight & 900-yd ladder rear sight. Left side of bbl has a sling loop with a corresponding swivel on the left side of the butt stock. It is mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight grip & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Left side of the buttstock below the swivel has the distinctive “Henry bump”. Serial number was observed in the usual places, on top flat of bbl at the frame, left side of the lower tang under the wood, top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. No additional dissassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. The frame, sideplates & buttplate were polished a long time ago and now have repatinated with a lovely medium mustard patina. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl & mag tube retain thin blue in the gullets being mostly a light gray/brown patina with scattered light surface spotting. Address is strong & legible. Receiver, sideplates & buttplate are as noted above with a fine medium mustard patina. Hammer retains thin case colors on the sides and the lever is a brown patina. Stock is sound and retains most of a very old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered bright pitting. 4-44187 (15,000-25,000)

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2009c
Revised: 10/2/2011

Lot Added

FINE HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8875. Cal. 44RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral mag tube, German silver front sight & 900-yd ladder rear sight. It also has a sling loop on the left side of bbl. It is mounted with straight grain American walnut buttstock with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Left side of buttstock has a factory sling swivel with distinctive “Henry bump” below. Receiver, side plates and buttplate were polished a long time ago and have now regained a fine medium mustard patina. Bbl address is sharp and clear with bbl having some touch up blue. Serial number was observed in the usual places, on the top flat of bbl at the frame, left side of the lower tang under the wood, inside the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. No additional dissassembly was effected to check for other matching numbers. CONDITION: Fine, all matching as noted. Bbl & mag tube retain a dark blue/brown patina with good orig blue in the gullets and sheltered areas mixed with touch-up blue. The rotating loading sleeve has a series of small dings and dents with some other light dings and scratches on the mag tube. Receiver and sideplates have a few light scratches with some fine cloth-patterned wear on both sides. Frame has a series of small dings around the hammer slot on the right side. Receiver, sideplates and buttplate retain a fine medium mustard patina with a few light scratches. Stock has a couple small chips by the top tang and a very short hairline back of the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with handling and use nicks, dings and scratches and retains an old refinish. One of the tang wood screws and the buttplate tang screw are stripped. Mechanics are fine, strong, sharp bore with fine pitting. 4-44190 (12,500-17,500)

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2023A
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: This is not a modern firearm.

*SCARCE WINCHESTER 1873 LONG BARRELED RIFLE. SN 297119B. Cal. 22 Short. 26″ oct bbl, 2″ longer than standard, with full mag. Sporting sights. Walnut forearm and stock with crescent steel butt. CONDITION: Good. Bbl, action and mag tube retain 30-40% orig blue blending with patina and having spots of light pitting. Hammer and lever have traces of case colors in protected areas. Sound stock and forearm with worn orig finish having moderate handling marks. Bore is dark with light pitting. Sound mechanics. 4-42444 DS51 (3,000-5,000)

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2034
Revised: 10/2/2011

Correction: The barrel length is 24” not 26” as stated in the catalog.

*EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SEMI-DELUXE RIFLE. SN 683467. Cal. 25-20. 26″ rnd bbl with 1/2 mag, carbine rear sight, and sporting front sight, plain walnut forend and pistol grip stock with style “I” checkering, crescent buttplate, and hard rubber grip cap. CONDITION: Very good. 90-95% bbl blue. Receiver has 80-90% blue becoming light on the bottom with a finger print shaped spot. Lever has vivid case colors, crescent butt has very good blue. Sound stock and forend with good checkering, good finish showing light wear with some dings and handling marks. Crisp mechanics with clean bright bore. 4-42077 DS8 (7,000-9,000)

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2035
Revised: 10/3/2011

Correction: Models is 1892 NOT 1928.

WINCHESTER 1892 RIFLE WITH RARE EXTRA LENGTH 28″ BARREL. SN 54702. Cal. 44 WCF. 28″ oct bbl with sporting rear sight, and sporting front sight with added quartz colored blade, rare dbl set triggers that are often found on rifles with special length bbls or other unusual features. Plain stock with crescent buttplate. Accompanied with a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet stating dated shipped 4-18-97, and verifying the rifles features. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and mag tube have thinning blue fading to even plum patina. Action has 20-30% blue on the receiver sides in protected areas blending with patina and some very light pitting. Lightly refinished forearm having minor handling marks. Unsanded buttstock with worn finish, moderate amount of scratches and handling marks. Mechanics are sound with very light trigger pull when dbl set trigger is engaged, with a clean bright bore. 4-42223 DS6 (5,000-8,000)

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2055
Revised: 10/14/2011

Correction: It has been noted by Marlin scholars that the numerous factory returns noted in the factory letter were not for repair, but rather is indicative of a Factory Exhibition rifles history of display and subsequent return from various promotional events. The takedown locking cam is not broken, but rather is the rare short flush-type locking cam as pictured on page 671 in “The Marlin Firearms Book” by Brophy.

Additional Information: This gun features special order 32 lpi checkering which is also indicative of an exhibition gun.

RARE TAKEDOWN SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 131458. Cal. 32-20. Blue & color case hardened with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine and Beech’s ivory bead combination front sight, a Lyman No. 6 2-leaf sight in rear seat and a large loop Lyman tang sight. Top of bbl is full length factory matted and has standard Marlin markings on top flat forward of rear sight. Tip of the locking cam is broken. Mounted with very highly figured straight grain American walnut with “G” style checkering and pistol grip stock with serpentine grip and Marlin embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver is #3 engraved by Conrad Ulrich with the large oval vignette of a grazing bull elk in a forest scene on left side surrounded by wonderful foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Right side of receiver has nearly full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and a foliate pattern back of the loading gate opening. Side of bolt, lever boss, bottom of receiver, takedown ring and forend cap are engraved to match. Top side flats and side flats of bbl are engraved in light arabesque patterns over chamber area as is the top tang which also has a flower blossom around tang screw. Top of receiver is engraved in various border patterns with light arabesque patterns and is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with the rifle serial number. Top tang channel of buttstock is marked with the SN “131475”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as a takedown model in 32-20 caliber with 24″ half oct bbl, pistol grip and half magazine shipped on March 21, 1896. It was returned May 18, 1896, Dec. 5, 1896, Dec. 23, 1896, Jan. 26, 1901, Feb. 13, 1901 and Feb. 22, 1901. There is no indication as to what may have been done to this rifle during these many returns for repair but it is apparent that the stock was changed early on given the SN in the stock top tang channel is so close to the SN of this rifle. There is little doubt that the wood is factory installed. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig factory finish with bright strong blue on bbl & magazine tube with only light muzzle edge wear. Receiver, takedown ring, lever & hammer retain virtually all of their strong, bright factory case colors, slightly faded on takedown ring and top edge of hammer. Wood is sound with one or two very minor handling & storage nicks & scratches in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with some minor crazing on left side of buttstock. Checkering shows very minor diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-42248 (45,000-55,000)

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2075
Revised: 10/2/2011

Additional Information: A knowledgeable dealer in Colt firearms has indicated that he believes this period black leather covered double casing is Factory supplied. While Julia’s cannot substantiate this at present, we wanted to share this information with prospective buyers.

Correction: First paragraph, line six, should read “Inlaid in BLOCK lettering, not Black lettering.

*EXTREMELY RARE CASED SET OF GOLD INSCRIBED COLT BISLEY DELUXE SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS. SN 278384 & 280121. Cal. 44 Russian. Extraordinary set of Bisleys with one revolver a flat top target and the other a standard revolver, both with 7-1/2″ bbls, 1-line block letter addresses and the left side marked “(BISLEY MODEL) 44 RUSSIAN CTG.”. Left sides of frames have 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Both are fitted with deluxe 2-pc diamond and fleur-de-lis carved & checkered walnut grips that are pencil numbered on the inside to their respective revolvers. Both revolvers are factory browned with “NELSON R. JESUP” inlaid in block lettering in gold in the back straps. Both have blued screws and triggers with color case hardened hammers and blued base pins. Back straps are satin rust blued. The flat top target model has a tall German silver target front sight with flat top strap that has a blued, fixed target sight near the rear end. Standard model has a full front sight with grooved top strap. SNs were observed in the usual places on the bottoms of the frames, trigger guards & butt straps with the last three digits of the SNs on rear faces of their respective cylinders. Both have a tiny “44” stamped on bottom of bbls under the base pins. The bbl of the standard model, under ejector rod housing has a partial marking “ELE)L)”. The target model has a partial marking that appears to be a “G.”. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, and The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were a total of 45,326 Bisley revolvers produced in the period 1894-1915 and of that total only 976 were Target Models. Of that small number only about 91 were produced in caliber 44 Russian and of those only 62 were Target Models. Both revolvers are each accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying them individually in caliber 44 Russian with 7-1/2″ bbl, brown finish and checkered walnut stocks, factory engraved “FRANK M.M. STANTON” inlaid in gold on the strap, shipped to John Thomson, New York, NY on July 23, 1906 in a 2-gun shipment. The discrepancy between the name listed in the factory record and what is actually inlaid on the back strap is almost certainly result of clerical error when recording in the shipping record. It appears that the most likely scenario is that the revolvers were finished brown as indicated in the record and the back straps were sent out in the white to the engraver for the gold inlay and the engraver, not knowing that the guns were browned, simply blued them before returning them or possibly returned them to the factory still in the white where they were blued. Regardless, this pair of revolvers are, as of this writing, the only known set of browned Bisleys extant. Also accompanied by hand written letters from renowned Colt historian, author & collector, Ron Graham, a 6-page letter on SN 278384 and a 5-page letter on SN 280121. In both letters Mr. Graham states, unequivocally, that both revolvers are absolutely factory orig in all respects. He states that “Present day research indicates that Frank McMillan Stanton had placed an order for two revolvers – a Bisley Target Model and a Standard Model that were to have browned finishes, checkered walnut stocks, light triggers, gold inlaid Nelson R. Jesup back straps and maybe a leather double casing; there is no known factory record of single actions shipped from Colt’s in a leather case.”. Mr. Graham states that both revolvers have all the correct and proper Colt markings and proofs of 1906 revolvers and that the back straps are not replacements and have not been filed, re-polished or re-finished. Mr. Graham explains that the partial marking on the bottom of the bbl of the Standard Model is the tail end of the roll die marking of “Bisley Model”, partially stamped twice. He assumes that “A Colt’s gunsmith was testing the die—before properly stamping this special order Bisley Model barrel.”. He explains the partial marking on the bottom of the Target Model as the letter “G” in the roll die of “Russian Ctg.” and that “Colt’s gunsmith was adjusting the die in preparation for stamping the barrels’ caliber marking.”. He further states “In fifty plus years, this writer has only seen a similar situation stamped on one other gun; the standard Bisley of this ‘Special order’ assembly. Additionally accompanied by a period black leather covered double casing with purple velvet & satin lining, recessed in the bottom for the individual revolvers, a tiny wood handle turn screw and a bore brush with twisted wire handle. Center of compartment has three brass studs and a small rotating lever where something was apparently secured, which is now missing. Front of case has an external brass lock with carrying handle. Whether this case is factory original or is a distributor supplied case is up for speculation. Regardless it most assuredly is period to these revolvers and has been with them their entire existence. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, both revolvers are all matching including cyls & grips. Both revolvers retain about 98-99% strong orig brown finish on bbls, ejector housings, frames, cyls & trigger guards. Back straps retain virtually all of their fine factory blue finish. Hammers retain bright case colors on sides & rear edges, faded in top edges. Grips are crisp showing only very light diamond point wear and retain most of their strong orig varnish. Triggers & screws retain about all of their orig fire blue. Hammer of the Standard Model is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine on the revolver with brilliant shiny bores. Case shows heavy wear with major losses of black finish and some losses of leather covering. Interior is lightly faded and soiled with wear and impressed outlines from the revolvers. 4-42704 JR60 (150,000-300,000)

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2089
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Cyl may be re-gilded.

RARE ENGRAVED EARLY COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 154. Cal. 41 RF. Nickel & gold finish with 2-1/4″ tapered rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address. It has usual 5-shot cyl and is mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl bird head grips numbered on the inside to this revolver. SN was observed on left side of grip frame under grip, bottom of bbl & rear face of cylinder. Revolver is engraved, probably by Cuno Helfrecht with about 50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns, diamond & dot patterns with dash & dot borders and punch dot background. Top strap is engraved with chip borders with dots down the center. Sides of bbl are unusually engraved with bowtie and chip & dot patterns with a foliate spray at muzzle end on each side. Top of bbl is engraved with snake & dot patterns on both sides of address which terminate at front sight. Back strap is engraved in geometric patterns. Bottom sides of frame, below cyl opening, are engraved with snake & dot patterns. Cylinder is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and has a chip & dot border at the rear edge. Most unusually the left side of frame below the cyl opening is marked “32 CAL”, obviously an assembler’s mistake. Accompanied by its orig fine black leatherette covered casing that has purple satin lining in the lid with a purple satin diagonal ribbon and Navy blue velvet lining in the bottom. Bottom is French fitted for the revolver and has a 5-rd cartridge block in left front along with a cleaning rod in the back. The circumference of the bottom interior of the case is outlined in blue & white cord. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cyl & grips, appears to be new & unfired. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory nickel finish on the frame with most of its orig gold wash on cyl & hammer. Grips are sound with a couple of very minor chips on the edges and retain great fire & color. Altogether a rare set suitable for the most discerning collector. 4-42560 (7,500-9,500)

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2106a
Revised: 10/2/2011

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SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT FIRST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 6434. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight & one-line left hand address. Frame is marked “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.”. There are small inspector initials on various parts. The squareback brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a matching numbered, nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip with a faint “WAT” (WILLIAM A. THORNTON) cartouche on the right side. Serial number was observed in all the usual places except the cyl spindle which is unnumbered. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 7,000 of these fine revolvers were produced in the period 1848 to about 1850. They were virtually all issued to mounted troops & saw hard and sustained service on the American frontier, primarily Texas and the West in the early Indian wars. They continued in service throughout the Civil War after which they were sold as surplus and returned as civilian arms to the American frontier where they remained in use well into the 1870s. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except cyl spindle as noted above. Bbl retains 20-25% dull orig blue, mostly on the bottom under the rammer handle. Rammer pivot retains traces of smokey case colors. All other steel parts are a dark gray/brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting on the right side of bbl and scattered, light pitting elsewhere. Trigger guard & back strap are a medium mustard patina. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with light nicks & scratches and retains a fine hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with scattered light pitting. 4-44189 (7,500-12,500)

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2114
Revised: 9/14/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Lot accompanied by the Arms Gazette article and photographic reproduction of Dart from CT State Library collection.

RARE SAMUEL COLT PRESENTATION FACTORY CASED MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 170095. Cal. 31. 4″ oct bbl. According to information provided by Colt historian, R.L. Wilson, the 1-line inscription in italic rather than script is the scarcest of inscriptions by the Colt factory. This gun, SN 170095, was made late in 1860 as hostilities were beginning in the upcoming Civil War. The backstrap of this gun is inscribed “Presented to G.W. Dart by Col. Saml. Colt” The bottom of the case is inked “Wm Sloan 593 Broadway NY”. According to an Arms Gazette article published in Oct. 1979 on this particular gun, along with other accompanying documents, Dart was thought to be an agent for Colt and later a member of the 24th Conn. volunteer infantry. He was commissioned Lt. and quartermaster and was cashiered out of serviceSept. 30, 1863. “It is interesting to see Dart listed as quartermaster in light of his possible business experience. Should we assume again that he played a part in the Sloane business” (from Arms Gazette article mentioned above). The 24th Conn. left NY and sailed for New Orleans and served in the Louisiana Department of the Gulf from January to September 30, 1863, his muster out date. There is a military document stating that Giles W. Dart was in arrest awaiting the sentence of a general court martial in February 9, 1863 in Baton Rouge, LA. His court martial concerned the unauthorized selling of commissary goods. Dart was found guilty and was cashiered from the Army’s service. Cased Col. Colt presentation pistols are quite rare and this is a nice example that has seen some use but is still in very presentable fine condition. CONDITION: This gun overall is in very good to fine condition. The bbl retains 20-30% original bright blue finish. The right side of the bbl lug has numerous small dings. The cyl is overall brown retaining all of its original stagecoach hold-up scene. Safety pins are intact. Loading arm retains strong areas of case color though mostly muted. Frame shows areas of old cleaning with light scratching with traces of case color. The Colt’s patent marking on left side of frame is lightly struck with the “CO” in Colt only partially visible. Stocks retain 95% of their original varnish though there are maybe 20 small dents in buttstrap and stocks where gun was used as tack hammer. Original mahogany case is sound and solid with one large crack extending most of surface on top of case with old glue repair. Interior of the case is very good and appears all original with wear as expected to components moving and distressing velvet. The eagle pistol flask has several small dents and old patina retaining traces of its original varnish. The brass mold is stamped “COLTS PATENT” and has numerous small dings and dents to surface. The jappann cap tin has a green paper label which is dark, soiled and hard to read but has “COLTS PATENT” and Ely maker’s mark. Several balls and key to case are found in other compartment. 4-42399 JS19 (20,000-30,000)

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2131
Revised: 9/14/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is the only known State of Virginia Colt presentation during the Civil War. According to Colt historian and author R.L. Wilson, in his notes, believes D.T. Williams to have been an employee of Peter Williams & Co. In actuality, he was a partner in firm of Williams, Peters & Co. This was verified by research in Man at Arms 12/08 article entitled “Traitor or Capitalist?”, which pointed out error in Colt factory records as to company name.

The date of presentation of this gun is the day after the confiscation of a shipment of 500 Colt revolvers at the Adam’s Express office in Richmond on April 21st “by the State authorities”.

Included with this gun is the Man at Arms article, which illuminates this particular specimen as representing an important group of early 1860 armies shipped to Colt’s southern dealers, many which burst their cylinders and were replaced at the factory with new, unfluted cylinders with correct serial numbers stamped on replacements. A large amount of research material including original letter from General Anderson, letters from Mr. Wilson, noted historians and by several prominent dealers and collectors concerning this gun as well as correspondence from family descendent. All SN’s match with SN on cyl may be re-struck as noted in article .A most important and unique Civil War and Confederate presentation.

RARE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER, STATE OF VA. SN 224. Cal. 44. This is a very early Colt Model 1860 army revolver with 7-1/2″ bbl and non-fluted cyl having an inscription that reads “Presented to D.T. Williams by the State of Virginia, April 22, 1861”. This gun appears all original and matching, exhibiting a full cylinder scene and strong traces of finish. Early Colts that saw confederate service generally are well used and very worn. This gun has seen use but was well cared for and is in excellent condition considering its history. The last guns shipped by Colt to the South according to Colt records were 500 guns shipped to Peter Williams & Co., Richmond, VA, April 15, 1861, due to the firing that day on Fort Sumter. According to Colt historian and author R.L. Wilson, this is the only known State of Virginia Colt presentation during the Civil War. Mr. Wilson, in his notes, believes D.T. Williams to have been an employee of Peter Williams & Co. David Terry (D.T.) Williams was a prominent commission merchant in the City of Richmond during the Civil War period with offices located at 5 Shockoe Slip. Mr. Williams lived on South Third Street, in an area known as Gamble’s Hill, and his widow continued living there until the turn of the century. The date of presentation of this gun is of interest since April 22nd was the day on which the Legislature of Virginia was considering the appointment of Robert E. Lee as commanding general of military forces in the State of Virginia. A number of matters were recorded on April 23rd including in regard to the confiscation of the 500 Colt revolvers. Mr. Williams was born February 18, 1828, had two brothers, one who was Capt. Samuel Williams, killed in action November 27, 1863. Mr. William’s father, Thomas Terry Williams, was killed by one of his slaves when David was seven years old. David was a member of the banking firm Williams, Peters & Co., Richmond, VA from 1861 to 1863 when he became the sole proprietor and president. D.T. Williams enlisted July 1, 1863 as a member of the First Virginia State Reserves. He entered as a private and was promoted to Sergeant. This unit saw service guarding prisoners at Belle Isle. Williams and his unit saw action during the siege of Petersburg. After the war, David had become a member of Williams, Johnson & Co. and established the Manufacturer’s Tobacco Exchange, at which time he was associated at the time of his death, May 21, 1873. David was buried in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery, which is the resting place of five American presidents, Jefferson Davis, and 10,000 Confederate soldiers. Also included with this lot is a letter written from Tredegar Iron Works to Colt requesting new model army pistols such as the one here. This letter is signed by J.R. Anderson who headed up the Tredegar Iron Works and was later to be a confederate general. Included with this gun is a large amount of research material including letters by several prominent dealers and collectors concerning this gun. CONDITION: Very good overall. Metal is gray/brown with scattered dings, dents and pitting. There are traces of finish, especially in protected areas at bottom of bbl. Cyl scene is almost complete only being partially obscured by scattered pitting. Markings are fine and well defined though edges of bottom of address are only partially struck. All SN’s match though SN on cyl may be re-struck. Backstrap and trigger guard retain 50-60% of their original silver wash. Stocks retain 70-80% of their original varnish though scuffed and worn in high areas. There are numerous small dents in butt of right stock where gun was apparently used as tack hammer. 4-42400 JS15 (30,000-50,000)

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2157
Revised: 10/3/2011

Additional Information: The cylinder is refinished.

FINE AND HISTORIC CASED DEANE & ADAMS REVOLVER WITH VIRGINIA PRESENTATION. SN 9072. Cal. 36. This is a beautiful French fitted Adams patent revolver engraved with carved ebony stocks, ivory buttcap, and gold inset makers mark. Casing is red velvet lined complete with flask, mold, cleaning rod, patch cutter, nipple wrench, screwdriver, oiler and worm all form fitted in this case. There is a nice supply of Adams patent bullets and caps in another compartment. A lower compartment contains a supply of wadding and a nice paper label with makers name “PIRLOT BROTHERS, LEIGE LICENSED BY DEANE, ADAMS & DEANE LONDON”. This gun is profusely engraved with a 6-1/2″ bbl with engraved floral and punch dot panels at muzzle end and middle of bbl around the front sight at bbl housing and entirety of frame and trigger guard and backstrap. Left side of gun is marked “ADAMS PATENT 1851” and right side is marked “ADAMS PATENT No. 9072”. Bbl flat is marked in gold “MANUFe PIRLOT BROTHERS LEIGE/LICENSED BY DEANE ADAMS & DEANE LONDON”. Presentation on brass plaque on lid reads “T.L. SETTLE FROM C.T. O’FERRALL “UPPERVILLE 1863”. Thomas Lee Settle (1836-1920) was formally trained as a medical doctor. In 1859, Settle joined C.S.A. Capt Turner Ashby’s cavalry company and was called upon to attend the hanging of John Brown following his trial and conviction for the attack on the arsenal at Harper’s Ferry. It was Settle that confirmed Brown’s death by taking his pulse and recording none. When Va joined the Confederacy in June of 1861, Settle enlisted in what was to become the 7th VA Cavalry as an assistant surgeon. By 1863 Settle was promoted to surgeon with the 11th VA Cavalry with the rank of Major. It was during the time that Settle saved the life of the future Governor of VA, Capt. Charles T. O’Ferrall of the 12th VA Cav during the battle at Upperville on June 21,1863. O’Ferrall recounts his peril in Robt F. O’Neill’s book, “The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville: June 10-27, 1863″… ‘I was struck by a carbine ball which pierced my left chest…I fell unconscious from my saddle…Iwas aroused by violent pain and found myself astride a horse with strong arms around me, going at a a rapid trot over a rough road, and a man on each side aiding in keeping my limp body on the horse’. Major Settle was sent for and rushed to O’Ferrall’s side and quickly removed the bullet which had lodged precariously near the heart. O’Ferrall survived the wound and the war becoming VA Governor from 1894-98. As a symbol of his endless and enduring gratitude to the doctor who saved his life, O’Ferrall presented Settle with a special pistol with a commemorative plaque This is the exact revolver being offered at auction in this lot. CONDITION: Gun overall is in fine to excellent condition. Frame and bbl retain about 90% of their bright finish with remainder turning plumb. Cylinder has traces of blue but otherwise is plumb. Cylinder pin retains much of its bright finish, but shows some scratching from a tool on its shaft, as can be seen in pictures. Trigger guard and backstrap retain strong traces of blue finish. Carved ebony stocks are crisp with well defined and well carved geometric and floral devices with a few tiny chips where attached to buttcap as can be seen in photos. Ivory buttcap is very good with stylized shell carving. Bag flask fits case well, retains much of its orig varnish finish. Screwdriver fits case fairly well but is more worn than other tools. Cleaning jag is unquestionably orig to this case as it fits the cleaning tool perfectly but it fits loose in its spot of the case. The inscription on plaque is a bit crude and not typical of high grade jeweler engraving, but there are cruder original inscriptions out there. Accompanying key works lock well. 4-44156 JS182 (8,000-12,000)

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2160a
Revised: 9/29/2011

Lot Added:

CONFEDERATE STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY BOYLE & GAMBLE, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. This is a very fine example of a most attractive and scarce Staff and Field Officer’s sword having a 29-1/4” blade with broad unstopped fuller. The blade is decorated with etched patriotic designs in 14-1/2” panels on both sides. Etching is extremely fine retaining most of its bright luster which is so rare on Boyle & Gamble products and Confederate swords in general. The etching is distinctive of this manufacturer and includes a large “CSA” in a shield below a Confederate battle flag along and scrolls and floral decoration. The half-basket style hilt is of cast brass incorporating scrolls, a cornhusk design, and a wreath surmounted by a star having “C.S.” cast in the center. On the underside of the counterguard is stamped the number “17”. The brass knuckle bow terminates at a cast brass pommel cap with a laurel leaf decoration. The grip is of wood wrapped in leather with single strand wire wrap. The correct and orig scabbard is of top sewn and glued (unique feature of B&G, among CS sword makers) leather with a dbl line embossed decoration sewn up the edge with its orig brass furniture. Scabbard is solid and complete and as fine and untouched as the sword. Rarely do such fine “as found” Confederate officer’s swords come to market and this sword descended in Northern Virginia estate and has not been offered before. CONDITION: Fine overall. Blade is white/bright with 80-90% original luster with areas of staining rust and pin-prick pitting. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts exhibit rich matching “mustard” colored patina with one small cleaned are on knuckle bow, about 1” x ¼”. Grip wrap is tight and complete, leather is complete less one ½”x1/2” chip missing at top, leather surfaces retain 50-60% of the original polish with remainder scuffed and worn. Scabbard leather is sound retaining 50-60% of its orig dyed and polished surface, remainder scuffed and worn. There is a crack (or cut)about 1” between drag and middle mount, but only a slight weakness is found and scabbard still holds it form. Stitching is tight and pins are complete retains mounts. The middle mount is missing its ring which is replaced by a loop of leather. 4-44179 JS (16,000-22,000)

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2197
Revised: 10/3/2011

Additional Information: A section of wood was professionally replaced or repaired at the point of the first band. Additional Information: JJL Gill was John J.L. Gill of the 5th Reg’t, SC Infantry.

PALMETTO ARMORY MUSKET. This example of the State of South Carolina Palmetto Armory contract appears orig. and complete, with most marking associated with this pattern, present. The gun also has a soldiers name, “J.J.L. GILL” carved into the buttstock. This gun is properly Brass mounted with correct style of ramrod, brass bands, etc. The lock is properly marked as can be seen in photographs, “Palmetto Armory, Columbia 1852” The Bbl proofs are only partially discernible including P over V, and “Wm. GLAZE & Co.” on bbl flat. CONDITION: Gun has been cleaned, overall Bbl is gray/bright with areas of pitting. Bore is very rusty, lock has areas of pitting, but markings are still all discernible. Stock is sand sanded and refinished with several small holes repaired with putty. Buttplate also cleaned and polished with a mostly discernible surcharge. 4-38896 JS99 (4,000-6,000)

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2214
Revised: 10/5/2011

Correction: The two books listed in the description do not go with this lot.

PRESENTATION THIRD PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY REGIMENTAL COLORS. This is a most interesting Union Battle flag. This blue silk flag has a fine rendering of the great seal of the State of Pennsylvania by an excellent painter. Richard Sauers in his 2 volume set of books on Pennsylvania Civil War flags show several vary similar flags where the artists have been identified that is a possibility here also. Third Pennsylvania Cavalry had a great war history being involved in most battles of the Army of the Potomac, including Antietam and Gettysburg where the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry was heavily engaged. Captain Newhall, on the 2nd day of the battle, with a portion of his command were heavily engaged and from his memoir published just a few months after his death is found “The little band instantly charged this vastly superior force, breaking through the flank, and creating a diversion just at the decisive moment. Out of what had been disorder, a steady line of our men now advanced, and the golden opportunity of the rebels was lost. Only a score of the Third had ridden down upon the enemy, and but size of these noble few escaped unhurt. New hall had made straight for the battle-flag, and raising his sabre charged like a thunderbolt upon the color-bearer, but the latter suddenly lowered the spear-head of the banner, and struck his antagonist full on the chin with terrible force, shattering his jaw, tearing his cheek to pieces, and knocking him senseless from his horse. When he recovered his consciousness, he found himself lying between the two lines, a shell occasionally bursting near him. His wound was bleeding profusely, his arms were gone, and he had been evidently left for dead.” The regimental history of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry published in 1905 tells similar accounts of Newhall’s daring attempt to capture the Confederate flag. This flag originally had a standard presentation, which originally read “Presented by the Grateful Citizens of Philadelphia to the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, December 1863.” The top ribbon in this presentation has been changed to read “In memory of Walter S. Newhall”. Captain Newhall, one of the heroes of the Battle of Gettysburg died tragically on December 18, 1863 and the presentation was painted over in his honor. We know of no other flags with similar presentations. Silk colors of the Civil War in fine presentable condition such as this are all scarce. CONDITION: This flag measures about 54 x 59″ retains all of its 1″ yellow silk fringe, the blue silk body is about 80% intact, painted surfaces are mostly intact with some losses as can be seen in photos. This flag has been conversationally framed and has been sewn to a cotton backing for support. 4-44165 JS176 (15,000-25,000)

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2243
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Consignor states that (#2) Whistling Bear was a scout with Custer about the time of the Yellowstone Expedition and that (#5) the “x’s” on the ledger were made by the Indians in lieu of signatures. Correction: (#3) The correct date on the requisition is 1872 not 1772. (#7) This letter of reference is from the Pine Ridge Agency, not Keim Mid as printed in the catalog.

FABULOUS PRIVATE COLLECTION OF IMAGES AND EPHEMERA RELATING TO WESTERN INDIAN POLICE IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY. Many authentic items relating to the Indian police are very rare and this entire collection was formulated by a single individual over a period of time. Included are ten items which are as follows: 1) a large cabinet view of a group of quartermaster sergeants from the Indian Wars. Depicted are 6 Caucasian officers in full regalia in front of a flag-draped tent with sign on tent post “SERGT. MAJOR Q.M. SERGT.” 2) Document written at Ft. Stevenson D. T., February 10th, 1873, “TO ALL OF WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE BEARER, WHISTLING BEAR, HAS SERVED AS SERGEANT OF INDIAN POLICE AT FT. LINCOLN D.T. FOR THE PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS AND HAS PARTICIPATED IN ALL THE INDIAN FIGHTS WITH THE SIOUX DURING HIS TERM OF SERVICE. ANY ASSISTANCE GIVEN HIM IF NEEDED WOULD BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. FGR SERGEANT MAJOR”. Also in script on reverse “Whistling Bear, #46”. 3) Special requisition for Indian scout equipment, dated January 1772, Ft. Abraham Lincoln D.T. This is a request for material for Indian scouts including blankets, great coats, uniform coats, trousers, drawers, shirts, flannel sack coats and stockings. This document was prepared prior to the Custer Campaign in the Black Hills. 4) Oath of enlistment and allegiance for Indian scout William Cross, born in Dakota, dated August 23, 1880. Signed at Ft. Keogh by Capt. of 5th Infantry, Chief of Scouts. Cross rode with Reno and captured Indian ponies at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. 5) Indian police pay ledger from Pine Ridge, dated June 30, 1882. Lists all Indians on the payroll, to include Capt. Sword, Spotted Elk, Thunderbolt, and many other intriguing Indian names including Little Big Man! 6) Letter from George Sword circa 1882, Pine Ridge Agency, D. T. to Dr. McGillycuddy. Discusses Indians, “the ones that started from the Cheyenne agency, is Kicking Bear, the one who killed the clerk at Ft. Robinson, and the one from Rosebud Agency is Low Dog these two have left without any permission and have gone by the way of War Bonnet Creek since three days. Should have been Pine Ridge Indians, I would have them taken up the military authority should take them up and bring them back but I think they will keep out of the way. Our agent has telegraphed to the Ute Agency to have them ordered off.” Signed George Sword, Capt. US Indian police. This letter was dictated to the writer as Sword, of course, could not write. McGillycutty was the first to sign with Red Cloud and kept the reservation on track. 7) Letter of reference from Keim Mid Ridge Agency, Dakota Territory, May 16, 1886, regarding “White Bird”. It reads, “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: THE BEARER HERE OF WHITE BIRD IS A CHIEF OF THE OGALALLA SIOUX. I HAVE KNOWN HIM MINIMALLY FOR 10 YEARS. HE HAS ALWAYS PROVED HIMSELF THE FIRM AND STRONG FRIEND OF THE US AND OF HIS PEOPLE AS A LEADER. I CONSIDER HIM RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY UNDER ANY AND ALL CIRCUMSTANCES AND AN EXCEPTIONAL INDIAN, HE HAS FEW EQUALS AND NO SUPERIORS. Signed McGillycuddy, US Indian Agent. White Bird rode with Cap’t Sword to capture Sitting Bull’s and during the arrest he held the horses. He also took a bullet in the chest which was stopped by his Indian police badge. 8) Letter of reference dated October 6, 1890 from the Pine Ridge Agency regarding White Bird. Which reads, “TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT WHITE BIRD, A CHIEF OF THE OGALALLA SIOUX IS A DESERVING AND MERITORIOUS INDIAN. HE HAS BEEN OF INVALUABLE ASSISTANCE TO ME IN COUNSELING OBEDIENCE TO THE REGULATIONS AND LAWS GOVERNING THE INDIANS. I TRUST THAT HE MAY ALWAYS MEET WITH KINDNESS AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE WHITES IN RETURN FOR HIS MANY GOOD ACTS PERFORMED IN THE INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS AGENTS. Signed H. McGalleger, US Indian Agent. White Bird attended Sitting Bull’s arrest and held the horses. He also took a bullet in the chest which was stopped by his Indian police badge. 9) Cabinet view of Indian scout for the 7th Cavalry in military uniform. View is by Bretz of Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and so marked at the bottom of the image. This dates to around 1895, this was purportedly the only year that Kiowas and Apache Indians were used as Federal Troops. 10) Photographic image of Indian troops putting out a fire on the plains, probably somewhere in the Oklahoma Territory. All of the figures wearing cavalry hats and blouses and striped pants. Any items relating to Indian police are rare and extremely difficult to find. This is an excellent, single-owner collection. SIZE: 1) 10″ x 8″; 2) 7-1/2″w x 6-1/2″h; 3) 8-1/2″ x 11″; 4) 8-1/2″w x 11″h; 5) 14-1/2″ x 6″; 6)8″w x 12-1/2″h; 7) 7-3/4″ x 9-3/4″‘ 8) 7-1/2″ x 9-3/4″; 9)4-1/4″w x 6-1/2″h; 10) 7-1/4″w x 4-1/2″h. CONDITION: 1) There are scattered streaks on the frontage of the image and the photograph is torn, otherwise good. 2) Folded in center with one inch tears in from the sides, either side. Scattered overall staining, writing very legible. 3) Paper toned, otherwise generally good. 4) Folded twice; approximately 1” separation at the fold on the left side. Paper slightly and evenly toned overall, writing distinct and clear. 5) Folded, paper slightly toned, otherwise very good. 6) paper slightly toned overall and exhibits paper folds, but generally in excellent condition. 7) Folded twice twice, slight seam separation on the edge of the folds, paper slightly toned, writing very distinct, clear and legible. 8) Folded with very small separation. Paper slightly toned, writing is excellent and very readable. 9) Overall toned and light staining with a small chip of paper missing in lower right hand corner. 10) Excellent. 4-44115 JDJ (15,000-20,000)

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2259
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Not factory engraved. Engraving is New York, Nimschke “style”.

NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 998. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Usual configuration with 7-3/8″ rnd bbl, full front sight and 1-line address. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips with the SN inside right grip. Revolver is engraved by L.D. Nimschke in his typical fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Frame has about 60% coverage with matching patterns on top strap and loading gate. Left front gullets of frame are engraved in geometric patterns with a matching pattern in right front lower gullet. Ejector rod boss on the frame is engraved with a small hunter star. Foliate arabesque patterns extend over both sides of bbl and on each side of muzzle with geometric patterns fore & aft of the address with wavy border patterns on each side. Top edges of the ejector housing, at the bbl, are engraved in a fine zig zag pattern. Left side of ejector housing is engraved in a fine leaf & vine pattern. Bottom side edges of the ejector housing web is engraved in feather patterns. Top of back strap is engraved in a sunburst & dot pattern with fine zig zag and geometric patterns on back strap & butt strap. Trigger bow is engraved in a beautiful hunter star and the trigger plate and bottom of frame are outlined in fine zig zag patterns. Cylinder is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and a dbl chip border at the rear edge. This is a fine old Remington that was probably a presentation in its day that has seen long hard service. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains being an overall cleaned gray metal patina. Grips are sound with age lines on bottom edges and retain a medium mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-40358 JR64 (3,000-5,000)

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2279
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: Pipe stem is Amber NOT celluloid.

PRESENTATION HORSE HEAD MERSCHAM PIPE, OSAGE INDIAN CHIEF. This is an interesting cased pipe with an inscription that reads “Belong to Big Chief White Horse Eagle” presented by C. Lazard by her Majesty the Queen “WA-THE-NA”. This pipe and pipe case appear to date about 1900 and all is in wonderful condition. More research is going to be required to find who C. Lazard was and what his association was with the Queen, but Big Chief White Horse Eagle we know was a Osage Chief at the turn of the century. Pipe case has protected this carving and it appears like new. “JOH. N. MENHARD/GEGRUNDET 1837/WIENI WOUZEILE 28” is imprinted in a gold seal on silk liner in case. CONDITION: Pipe is in excellent condition overall, celluloid stem, 14K gold presentation and carved horse head and mane is also excellent as can be seen in photos. Pipe appears unused and well protected in its custom fitted hinged pipe case. Leather veneer to case is chipped and portions missing. The silk and velvet lining is very good overall. 4-42281 JS168 (1,000-2,000)

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2294
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Wood may be replaced and bbl may have been shortened.

TUSCAN SCHOOL CHISELED STEEL ITALIAN SNAPHANCE PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. .535 Smooth bore. This unusual gun with full relief chiseled engravings similar to the quality of those by the best Tuscan engravers. Tapered 11″ round bbl has man’s portrait within oak leaves, and group of mounted soldiers besieging castle, surmounted by stand-of-arms. Lock with sliding pan cover is decorated with porcine gentleman’s face. Frizzen is intricately filed with acanthus tendrils and cherub’s face at pivot. Frizzen spring is also nicely filed. Round bodied lock with long teat is fitted with reinforced serpentine cock and is engraved with relief busts and scroll. Another cherub’s face is at pivot of cock. Steel trigger guard has woman’s bust on bow, and man’s at finial with acanthus tip. Side plate is pierced in scroll motif, with another gentleman’s bust. European walnut stock has fishtail butt with acanthus and floral engraved steel cap, and turned finial. Crest plate at top of grip is also deeply scroll engraved with pear-shaped central motif. Turned iron ramrod mounts through filed pipes. CONDITION: Good. Metal cleaned to bright polish. Wood shows refinish over a few repairs and replaced bits of wood. Engraving of bbl and furniture does not match style of grip cap. Whole grip is a replacement. Engraving on lock is of excellent quality. 4-42109 MGM219 (8,000-12,000)

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2322
Revised: 9/27/2011

Additional important information regarding the historic cartridge box and bayonet rig of a British soldier of the 38th Regiment of Foot.

A scholar and researcher regarding Revolutionary War material recently contacted us with some updated information and corrections which we wish to note. We also want to take the opportunity to share some additional information regarding this important lot.

a. Our cataloger stated the accoutrements are those of a British light infantry man. The scholar who contacted us states, “more than likely the pouch, strap, and waist belt were worn by a “grenadier” of the 38th Regiment, not a “light infantry” who wore different accoutrements.” We are grateful for this information and would like to add some additional perspective. History notes that a number of British “light infantry” companies and “grenadier” companies both were involved in the actions on April 19th. Also, please see additional photographs we have posted on the web with close ups of all of the accoutrements, so that you can make your own opinion as to “light infantry” or “grenadier”. Of course, whether it is “light infantry” or “grenadier”, does not depreciate the value and historic significance of this spectacular lot.

b. “This belt frog was obviously altered very crudely at a later date to only carry a bayonet. The scabbard for the bayonet is also not original to its form and was added after its capture.” Indeed this is absolutely correct; the bayonet and scabbard were added later. Our cataloger overlooked this in the cataloging and we apologize. The alteration is certainly very, very old and likely early 19th century. This type of alteration on captured accoutrements is normal and almost expected of a frugal New England farmer/soldier who sometimes needed to alter, adopt or resize captured accoutrements to meet his size or needs.

c. In preparing the description, our cataloger discovered in the collections of the Concord Free Public Library, a map surveyed by Henry David Thoreau in 1857 which showed a farm near the North Bridge as being property of the Hosmer family and in preparing the description, mentioned this exact information implying the possibility it could have been this farm in whose field the British soldier finally died. The scholar has shared with us that while all of this is true, “the Hosmer family did not buy this specific farm until well after 1775”, an additional fact we did not know and are now grateful to have.

All we know from the early 20th century newspaper article is that William H. Hosmer specifically states he “got the musket from his grandfather who was plowing in the field in the time of the battle of Concord”. And indeed, in regards to this, there are some important facts that must be considered:

1) Since William H. Hosmer does not say where his grandfather’s farm was, we do not know for certain if it’s in Concord or somewhere on the return to Boston.

2) Only a few British regulars were killed at the North Bridge but yet 100 to 200 were either killed or wounded before they got back to Boston. Indeed some wounded in and around Concord succumbed later and some were shot by sniper fire as they retreated to Boston. Whether this soldier was wounded somewhere in the area of Concord or shot on the retreat, we do not know. The newspaper states only that the British soldier was found at the farm of Mr. William H. Hosmer’s grandfather. And in fact, that newspaper article speculates that the owner of these accoutrements was one of the British retreating from Concord.

3) Hosmer was not an uncommon name in the village of Concord and there were various Hosmers that lived in Concord and we do not know which Hosmer, William H. Hosmer was referring to, or even if he was referring to a Hosmer.

4) What we have to remember is that William H. Hosmer had a grandfather on his father’s side which would have been named Hosmer and he also had a grandfather on his mother’s side who would have had some other last name.

d. Our cataloger made reference in his description that William H. Hosmer was a linear descendant of Joseph Hosmer, the “Concord Adjutant” who participated in the Battle at Concord. Our cataloger did a general investigation on the internet site “Roots Web” and a preliminary study showed later descendants named William H. Hosmer or William Hosmer. Perhaps a more accurate term would be a lateral descendant, rather than lineal descendant as lineal descendant might imply that W H. Hosmer was a direct descendant of Joseph Hosmer and that is not what we meant to imply. We did not do a full genealogy on this which would take a considerable length of time (which might eventually prove to be exceedingly interesting). William H. Hosmer of course was actually born a few generations after Joseph.

e. Our cataloger referred to Joseph Hosmer the “Concord Adjutant” who served in the Massachusetts militia “minutemen under Colonel Barrett”. We are told that Hosmer was part of a minute company which is part of a minute regiment, not a militia minuteman.

We also want to reiterate what we specifically stated in our catalog description that the “dead soldier was obviously not one killed at or near the North Bridge. Those dead are identified by markers near the bridge.” All we know from the newspaper article that accompanies this lot, is that the dead soldier was found on the edge of William H. Hosmer’s grandfather’s farm and unceremoniously buried there. Thus, where this specific soldier was during the various activities in Concord on April 19th, 1775, where he was wounded originally or in fact the exact spot at which we died cannot be determined form the newspaper article, only that the soldier was part of the 38th Regiment that set out at General Gage’s orders, to Lexington and Concord to discover and destroy militia arms and stores. He was one of the many British regulars that were eventually killed that day. It is known that the British had lost between 150 and 200 soldiers, either wounded or killed. Also at the end of the day, over twenty of them were missing and obviously these accoutrements came from one of those missing British soldiers.

This is truly an exciting, rare and genuine Revolutionary War set of British accoutrements and the facts known to us clearly indicate that these were carried during the engagement of April 19th, 1775; unquestionably one of the most historic engagements of the revolutionary War. We are grateful for the additional information that’s been supplied to us by one who so carefully researched and investigated these accoutrements and we appreciate his sharing these interesting facts and details with us. The clarification, we feel enhances these rare objects and their important history.

IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC BRITISH LIGHT INFANTRY CARTRIDGE BOX, BAYONET AND BELT TAKEN FROM A DEAD BRITISH SOLDIER OF THE 38TH REGT. FOOT NEAR CONCORD, MASS APRIL 19, 1775. SN NSN. The first time this most historic piece of history has ever reached the public market. Associated with one of American history’s most seminal moments and just after “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World” is this Revolutionary War British light infantryman’s 26-rnd cartridge box, shoulder sling, waist belt with bayonet, frog and black leather scabbard accompanied by its orig rectangular cast brass waist belt plate engraved with the designation for the British 38th Regiment of Foot. Family provenance states that this set of accouterments along with a British Brown Bess musket (the whereabouts of which are now unknown) were taken from a dead British soldier from the 38th Regiment of Foot who was killed in the action at or near Concord on April 19, 1775. This set of accouterments was first taken from the deceased British Soldier by the Grandfather of William H. Hosmer, who was plowing in his field at the time of the Concord battle. After the British had retreated, according to family legend, Mr. Hosmer’s Grandfather either walked or plowed his way to the edge of the field and saw the soldier laying there. Mr. Hosmer gave the soldier a Christian burial and kept the musket and accouterments which were passed down through his family and finally to a Mr. Eldredge A. Mack who sold them to consignor. The British 38th Regiment of Foot came to America arriving in Boston in 1774. On the 19th of April 1775 one flank company of the 38th Regiment, under Major Pitcairn, participated at Concord in one of the world’s most famous moments in military history. The descent of this set of British accouterments is documented in an early (but undated) newspaper article. At the time of the article the accouterments (along with a Brown Bess musket previously mentioned) were in the possession of Eldridge A. Mack, a member of Company E, Massachusetts National Guard. Mr. Mack had acquired the set from Mr. William H. Hosmer of Concord. William H. Hosmer was a lineal descendant of Joseph Hosmer the “Concord Adjutant” who served in the Massachusetts Militia “Minutemen” under Col. Barrett on that fateful day. The article further states that Mr. Hosmer’s grandfather who was plowing a field at the time of the battle, discovered the dead British soldier and gave him “…a Christian burial but kept his musket, belt and bullet box.” A map surveyed by Henry David Thoreau in 1857 (in the collections of the Concord Free Public Library) shows land holdings and the Hosmer’s farm in close proximity to the Old North Bridge. The dead soldier was obviously not one killed at or near the North Bridge. Those dead are identified by markers near the bridge. This soldier was shot during the retreat and is so noted in the news article. The article goes on to describe the accouterment set exactly as it appears here as follows: “In excellent condition with the whole leather of the belt still pliable, and the initials of the soldier and Roman numerals still plainly visible…” clearly the article describes and defines the same set offered here. The components of the accoutrement set are as follows: A black bridle leather British light infantry cartridge box having a wooden cartridge insert with twenty six holes. A brown leather implement pouch is sewn to the front inside body of the box. Two iron rivets through the front flap of the box secure an “L” shaped hook the flap which connects to a brass triangular shaped latch affixed to the bottom. Overall measurements of the cartridge box are 9-1/2”long x 5” high. Also mounted on the bottom of the box are two square buckles for securing the shoulder belt. Affixed to these is the wide, white painted shoulder belt orig to the box. Secured to the shoulder belt is a musket brush and pick suspended by an iron chain. Carved initials are present cut into the leather on the bottom of the box. Somewhat illegible they appear to read “RP 2” and “B+P”. A wide white painted leather waist belt accompanies this set with a permanently affixed bayonet frog, scabbard and waist belt plate. The waist belt measures 1-5/8” wide with a leather loop keeper just behind the brass plate. Sewn to the waist belt is a white painted leather bayonet frog suspending a black bridle leather bayonet scabbard. The very bottom portion of the bayonet scabbard has been lost. The rectangular waist belt plate measures 3-1/4” long x 2-1/4” high” is made of cast brass in convex form having a narrow tongue on the reverse. The waist belt is secured to the leather waist belt with two small round studs on the reverse with a thin iron plate spanning the two studs. The brass belt plate keeper is missing from the opposite end of the waist belt. The face of the cast brass belt plate is engraved with a crown surmounting King George III’s Royal Cypher “GR” in fancy script and, on either side is engraved the regimental designation “XXXVIII” and “Reg t” indicating the British 38th Regiment of Foot. Finally the set is accompanied by its orig .75 cal. British Brown Bess socket bayonet with triangular blade and socket locking clip. The bayonet is marked in fractional style “D” over “26” on the socket of the triangular bladed bayonet. An amazing find, this British accoutrement set witnessed the very action that ignited the beginning of the American Revolution and was preserved as a souvenir and memento of the first armed conflict preceding the War. Provenance relating this accoutrement set to the Hosmer family punctuates its importance. Joseph Hosmer, the “Concord Adjutant” is quoted in nearly all sources as rallying his Minuteman force with the charge “Will you let them burn the town down?” as he stood amongst the Militia gathered at Concord’s North Bridge. History books recount that fateful day when as dawn broke on April 19, 1775, some seventy Lexington Minutemen, who were outnumbered almost ten to one, faced British Major Pitcairn’s regiments, including a portion of the 38th Regiment of Foot on Lexington’s town green. The militia, ordered by Pitcairn to disperse stood their ground and triggered a battle. Eight Minutemen were dead, and the British troops went on a rampage marching in the direction of Concord. In Concord, more Minutemen, now numbering about 400, retreated across the North Bridge to Punkatasset Hill in the face of the superior British force. As the British at Concord pursued their mission, they discovered and burned some wooden gun carriages. The fire spread to the meetinghouse, and the smoke rising from the town, easily visible from Punkatasset Hill, convinced the Minutemen that the British were burning their homes. “Will you let them burn the town down?” Is the famous rallying cry uttered by Adjutant Joseph Hosmer. The Shot Heard ‘Round the World was fired from the Minutemen’s muskets at Concord’s Old North Bridge, where this band of citizen farmers held off professional soldiers from His Majesty’s Army. The battle lasted only a few minutes, but when the musket smoke cleared, half of the British officers were wounded, and a dozen of their troops were dead or wounded. It was from one of these British soldiers who eventually died at the end of that fateful day that this set of miraculously preserved accouterments was obtained. PROVENANCE: Joseph Hosmer family; William H. Hosmer: Eldredge A. Mack. CONDITION: Very good. Cartridge box is in excellent well preserved condition with some stitch separation on the right end panel of the leather box. Outer flap and leather is very strong with some age cracking but little or no looses to the surface. Both the shoulder strap and the waist belt retain much of its orig white painted surface showing appropriate period wear at the edges. Waist belt keeper is missing and a small portion of the bottom of the black leather bayonet scabbard is missing as well. Brass waist belt plate is in very good condition showing surface scratching consistent with its age and use in the field. Triangular bayonet is in excellent condition now aged to a smooth brown patina. Overall this entire set is in very well preserved condition. 4-40317 JPC (30,000-50,000)

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2344
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: this is a Model 1772 Musket not a Model 1768 Musket as stated in the catalog.

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA U.S. SURCHARGED CHARLEVILLE MUSKET. This is a nice example of a complete and orig American imported Model 1768 Musket with scarce angular bayonet with locking ring that fits gun well. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of the Model 1768 the rnd 69 cal. bbl measures 44-1/2″ and has a bayonet stud on bottom. The bbl has “U.S. Surcharge” stamped at breech. There is a correct U.S. Surcharge also found on lock behind hammer and lock is marked “ST.ETINENNE” forward of hammer. All furniture on this gun is iron complete with orig sling swivels and ram rod. Bayonet retains its orig locking ring and screw and gun appears all orig and complete. This pattern Charleville Musket was later adopted as America’s pattern for our first American made contract guns. CONDITION: This gun overall is in good solid complete condition, metal surfaces are gray/bright with scattered rust and pitting especially around breech. The stock is sound and solid with numerous small scraps, scratches and dents. One thin long sliver of wood missing, worn away about 1/8″ wide between front bands on left side of stock. There is a black surface to most of stock, possibly from darkening of oil finish as can be seen in photos. Bayonet is in matching condition being gray/bright with areas of scattered pitting. 4-44161 JS167 (3,000-4,000)

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2358
Revised: 10/5/2011

Correction: The ramrod is a reproduction, the gun is as cataloged.

SCARCE LEMAN MILITIA RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. 33″ Round barrel with blade front sight and bayonet lug on right side, has buckhorn rear sight dovetailed through. Bbl is retained by iron bands, and is unmarked. Lock with tall hammer is stamped “Leman Lancaster, PA”. Stock with brass nose cap, buttplate, sideplate, and trigger guard is unmarked. Ramrod appears to be original. CONDITION: Good. Iron parts retain dark brown patina overall. Brass was cleaned long ago and is now a dark brown. Stock retains most of an old varnish finish, with open grain. Bore is rough. Lock is crisp. Estimated production was 500 units for the State of Pennsylvania. 4-41496 MGM262 (3,000-5,000)

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2363
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: Caliber is 58 w/ 7-grooves not a caliber 54 as listed in the catalog.

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. This is a nice example of an 1851 dated Harpers Ferry Mississippi rifle that appears complete and all original with excellent markings and a good bore. This gun conforms to other guns of this pattern including matching inspector’s “WCK” on bbl and stock. CONDITION: This gun is very good overall with smooth gray metal and crisp markings. Bbl is dated 1850, has long range rear sight and saber bayonet lug. Very good brass with yellow patina with scattered small scratches. Bore is very good with very discernible crisp rifling. Stock is sound and solid with numerous small storage dings and dents. Inspector’s initials opposite lock are discernible. 4-44298 JS71 (3,000-4,000)

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2364
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: Caliber is 58 w/ 7-grooves not a caliber 54 as listed in the catalog.

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. This gun appears original and complete with Harpers Ferry dated 1852 lock and 1850 dated bbl. Gun has a long range rear sight and retains its saber bayonet lug. Conforms to other Mississippi rifles with 33″ rifled bbl. Inspector’s initials “WCK” are found stamped in stock and bbl. PROVENANCE: Collection of Jac Weller and has his original collection tag CONDITION: Gun is overall in good solid condition with good discernible markings throughout. Metal is gray, cleaned with scattered pitting. Bore is well defined with crisp rifling. Stock is worn with old sanding but inspector’s initials are still discernible. Front swing swivel is an old soldered replacement. 4-44296 JS70 (2,500-3,500)

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2368
Revised: 9/30/2011

Additional Information: Hammer is a replacement. Lock screw is a replacement.

1860 DATED HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE. Cal. 58. This is a nice example of last full year of Harper’s Ferry rifle production as a U.S. armory before its capture by Virginia forces in 1861. This is a very nice example with an 1860 dated lock and matching bbl date of 1860. Other markings and inspectors are good, as can be seen in photos, in metal. Inspector’s cartouche in stock can only be discerned in outline. This gun conforms with configuration of other guns having 33″ bbl with two flat bands, iron mounted, including patchbox, steel ramrod of tulip head type with swelled shaft to bind with forend. These guns saw hard use during the Civil War, and this is a nice example. Of the total 8,000 rifles made at Harper’s Ferry, about 3,400 were destroyed by Confederate forces burning the arsenal. That fact makes nice examples like this very scarce. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are gray/white with scattered areas of staining and pitting. The bore is fine with good defined rifling and mostly shiny. Lock functions well including Maynard priming mechanism. Stock is sound and solid with possible old sanding as edges are rounded and inspector’s cartouche is weak; scattered dings, dents, and abrasions. 4-44285 JS95 (6,000-8,000)

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2378
Revised: 9/14/2011

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Traces of the rectangular Martial inspector’s cartouche are visible on both grip panels, though the actual initials are indiscernible.

EXTREMELY RARE MARTIALLY MARKED 2ND VARIATION OF THE 1ST MODEL SAVAGE & NORTH FIGURE 8 REVOLVER. SN 24. Cal. 36. Extremely rare Martial revolver with 7-1/8″ tapered oct bbl, brass pin front sight and fixed rear sight at rear of top strap. Top flat of bbl has the standard Savage/North roll marking. Bottom of bbl has a partially visible “cast steel”. It has unfluted 6-shot cyl with beveled chamber mouths which when cocked move forward to seal over the tapered forcing cone end of the bbl. The rammer is early 3-pc style with a Colt type horizontal latch. It has the unusual Figure 8 trigger guard/rotating lever/trigger found only on about 500 revolvers. This variation of the 1st Model has a rnd brass frame & grip frame with 2-pc uncheckered walnut grips. The inspector initials “WAT” (Capt. William A. Thornton) are found on left heel of frame, under grip and inside both grips. Front of top strap has a tiny “H” inspector initial and the bottom of bbl at the junction of the frame has a small “T” inspector initial. The SN was observed on bottom of bbl, left side of butt strap under the grip, rammer handle, cyl, trigger guard, rotating lever & hammer. Assembly number “10” was observed inside both grips adjacent to the inspector initials, on rear face of cyl, on rotating wheel, rammer & rammer handle, bottom of bbl & bottom of frame at the bbl/frame junction and in two places on face of the frame inside cyl opening. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 250 of these rare revolvers were produced in the period 1856-1859, early in the production. Of that total there was an Ordnance Dept. contract for 100 of these revolvers, making this an extremely rare revolver. Martially marked specimens are almost never encountered and when one does find such a specimen they are usually in poor condition, probably all having been issued and used extensively by the military. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching as noted above. Bbl retains a mottled dark brown patina with bright metal on bottom flat under rammer handle. Brass frame retains a dark mustard patina and the cyl a smooth mottled dark brown patina with one small area of surface rust. Grips have a pressure crack in right side, not visible from the outside, show heavy wear and appear to have been refinished or at least have finish applied. Mechanics are fine, fair bore with rifling and heavy pitting. 4-41508 JR62 (6,500-10,000)

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2419
Revised: 9/30/2011

Correction: The catalog estimate should read $7,000-$9,000.

FINE CHRISTIAN GUMPF SIGNED LANCASTER COUNTY FLINTLOCK RIFLE. SN NSN. Christian Gumpf worked in Lancaster Pa. circa 1802-1843. This 45-1/2” full oct .52 Cal. rifled bbl is signed in script “C. Gumpf”. The rifle has an orig flint Dreppert Lancaster lock. The 4-pc brass patchoox is engraved and there is a 1-3/4” oval copper inlay on the cheek. Sideplate is of the typical Lancaster style and is marked inside by “H. Lecher”, another Lancaster gunsmith. CONDITION: There is a small crack in the stock on the left hand side from the middle ramrod ferrule to the bbl along with several minor age and shrinkage related cracks throughout. 4-42532 RG13 (7,000-9,000)

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