Outstanding Fall 2011 Firearms Auction
Totals Over $9 Million

Auction: October 4th & 5th, 2011

Preview: October 1-3, 2011

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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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2001

RARE SMITH & WESSON LARGE FRAME VOLCANIC PISTOL. SN 21. Cal. 41. 8″ half-octagonal bbl marked on top bbl flat “CAST STEEL/SMITH & WESSON/NORWICH, CT/PATENT” in two lines. Sides of frame, backstrap and sideplates are engraved in the typical foliate style associated with other iron frame volcanics. SN 21 is found stamped on backstrap internally and penciled internally on rosewood stocks. No additional disassembly was effected to check for matching numbers. Overall this is a very fine gun though no original finish is found. Edges are quite sharp and ghosts of original brown finish to bbl and magazine are present. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms less than 500 of these pistols were produced in the period 1854-1855 and are rarely found today in any condition. CONDITION: This gun is in very good condition with gray/brown metal overall, sharp edges, crisp engraving and markings. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth with areas of scattered staining and light pitting. Rosewood stocks are sound and fit well with slight gap at right butt. Magazine latch is tight. 4-42249 JS7 (15,000-20,000)

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2002

NEW HAVEN ARMS NO. 1 VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 522. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ oct bbl with integral magazine and pinched post front sight. Top flat of bbl is marked with the New Haven address & patent dates. Gun metal brass frame is mounted with 2-pc walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap, under grip, and inside both sideplates along with the inside of both grips. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 850 of these little pistols were produced in the period 1857-1860. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grips, no additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Bbl & magazine retain 70-80% orig blue, strong & bright in gullets, thinning elsewhere with sharp edge wear. Frame & sideplates retain a wonderful medium mustard patina with no sideplate damage and only a couple of minor nicks & scratches. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear and retain about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42251 JR8 (8,000-12,000)

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2003

RARE NEW HAVEN ARMS TARGET MODEL VOLCANIC LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 502. Cal. 31. Rare 6″ target model with oct bbl that has integral magazine and pinched post front sight. Top flat of bbl is marked with the 1-line New Haven address and patent date. The gun metal brass frame is mounted with 2-pc walnut grips matching numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap, under grip, and inside both grips, otherwise no other numbers were found. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 225 of these rare pistols were produced by The New Haven Arms Co. in the period 1857-1860. This model is very rarely encountered today and is considered one of the more scarce Volcanic pistols in any condition. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains traces of blue in more sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina. Frame & sideplates were cleaned and polished a long time ago and are now beginning to repatinate, retaining a light mustard patina. Sideplates show no damage and overall the frame has only very minor, very light nicks & scratches. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear on edges with light nicks & scratches and overall retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-42252 JR9 (8,000-12,000)

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2004

VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY MODEL LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 733. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with 8″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube and pinched post front sight. Top flat of bbl has crisp “VOLCANIC ARMS COMPANY” markings. Frame & sideplates are usual gun metal brass mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap, under grip, inside both grips and all visible internal parts including the sideplates. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,500 of this size pistol was produced by Volcanic Arms in the period 1855-1857. Few survive today with all matching parts and orig condition. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including grips, no further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching parts. Bbl & magazine retain a dark blue/brown patina with minor nicks & scratches and sharp edge wear. Frame & sideplates are a medium dark dull brass patina. Hammer retains traces of dark case colors. Grips are sound, retaining about all of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-42253 JR7 (8,000-12,000)

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2005

SCARCE VOLCANIC ARMS NAVY SIZE LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 1479. Cal. 41. Usual configuration with 8″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube. Front sight is the orig German silver pin with fixed rear sight in top flat of frame. Top flat of bbl has usual Volcanic Repeating Arms Co. markings, address & patent dates. Frame is gun metal brass and mounted with 2-pc uncheckered walnut grips numbered to this pistol. SN was observed on left side of butt strap under grip, on lever, inside both sideplates and on the bolt. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,500 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1855-1857. They seldom come to market and when they do they are in great demand CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain traces of dark finish near the frame with the balance a mottled silver/brown patina with fine pin prick pitting. Frame & sideplates retain strong sharp edges and exhibit no damage except for a couple of minor handling & use nicks. Grips are sound showing moderate edge wear and usual nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good rifling & fine pitting. 4-41506 JR57 (12,500-17,500)

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2006

EXTREMELY RARE VOLCANIC ARMS PISTOL/CARBINE. SN 52. Cal. 40. Rare pistol carbine with 16-3/8″ oct bbl with integral full magazine and pinched post front sight. Orig wheel elevation rear sight is in a dovetail on top flat of the frame. Top flat of bbl is marked “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN, CONN. FEB. 14 1854”. Frame & sideplates are gun metal brass and it is mounted with 2-pc uncheckered walnut grips numbered to this pistol. Butt strap is fitted with a kurled thumb screw and has a hole in the heel of the back strap to accommodate the orig uncheckered straight grain walnut buttstock. Stock has a brass crescent buttplate. The SN was observed on bottom flat of frame behind elevator opening, left side of butt strap under grip, inside both grips, on the bolt, inside both sideplates, on stock iron and buttstock under buttplate. Buttplate has the SN both inside the tang and on top flat of tang. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only a few of these pistol/carbines were produced in the period 1855-1857. Accompanied by a 2-page letter from noted Winchester authority & author, the late George Madis, wherein he states that this pistol/carbine is correct in all features and completely original. He states that the pistol/carbine is the most rare of all the Volcanics with only a very few produced and speculates “It is probably that there are fewer than a half dozen of this quality and originality in existence today.” Letter is dated Feb. 24, 1998. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube are a dark plum/brown patina with traces of blue showing through. The rotating sleeve at the muzzle is lightly pitted and shows evidence of light cleaning on the octagonal section. Frame & sideplates are a dark mustard patina with only a few, very minor nicks & scratches with strong sharp edges and no damage on top edges of sideplates. Grips have a chipped left heel, otherwise are sound showing moderate wear with nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Buttstock is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of an outstanding professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42254 JR134 (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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2008

RARE NEW HAVEN ARMS 21″ VOLCANIC CARBINE. SN 129. Cal. 41. Fine Volcanic carbine with 21″ oct bbl that has integral magazine tube and German silver front sight blade. Rear sight is the orig wheel adjusted sight in a dovetail on top flat of receiver. Receiver is gun metal brass and is lightly engraved in typical Volcanic patterns consisting of foliate arabesque scrolls on the sideplates and foliate patterns on front side panels. Engraving extends over top of receiver, around hammer slot and top tang. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut, uncheckered with straight grip and silver plated brass crescent buttplate. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. The SN was observed on left side of lower tang, under the wood, on the heel of buttstock under buttplate and inside the heel of the buttplate. All three stock screws and both buttplate screws are stamped with the serial number. This exact rifle is pictured in three views on p. 109 of Evolution of the Winchester, R. Bruce McDowell, and is credited to the author’s collection. A copy of this book accompanies this carbine. The author, on p. 108, states that this rifle’s “cartridge carrier and hammer are case hardened and the lever is bright blue.”. The author is either mistaken or this was a typographical error as the hammer & lever were originally color case hardened and the carrier is bright fire blue. Rear sight is also fire blued. According to the referenced publication only about 1,000 New Haven Volcanic carbines were produced in three bbl lengths in the period 1858-1862. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms the production dates were 1857-1860. Regardless of the production dates this is a scarce carbine. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 60-70% mottled orig blue with pitting along the left side flat toward the upper end. Receiver retains 40-50% thin orig silver plating. Rear sight retains 70-75% thinning fire blue. Lever retains traces of dark case colors being mostly a smooth brown patina. Hammer retains dark case colors. Stock is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of a very old restored finish which is now slightly alligatored. Buttplate retains about 75% strong, dark oxidized silver plating. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor pitting in the grooves. 4-42256 JR132 (15,000-25,000)

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2009

RARE NEW HAVEN ARMS 25″ VOLCANIC CARBINE. SN 3052. Cal. 41. Fine Volcanic carbine with 25″ oct bbl, integral magazine and German silver front sight. Orig rear sight with wheel elevation adjustment is in a dovetail on top flat of receiver. Receiver & sideplates are made of gun metal brass and it is mounted with an uncheckered straight grain American walnut stock with crescent brass buttplate. Serial number was noted on left side of lower tang under the wood and inside both sideplates. Right side of lower tang under the wood is stamped with assembly number “328” which number is also stamped on heel of buttstock, under buttplate tang and inside buttplate tang. Both action links are stamped with assembly number as are all three stock screws and both buttplate screws. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 1,000 of these rare carbines were produced in three bbl lengths in the period 1857-1860. The 25″ length is considered to be the most rare of all. CONDITION: Very good to fine. The bbl retains traces of plummy blue/brown in the side gullets and on magazine tube. Bbl is mostly a blue/gray patina. Receiver & sideplates are a smooth medium mustard patina with strong sharp edges and no damages to the top edges of sideplates. Stock is sound with three or four small bruises and scattered light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig bright factory varnish. Buttplate is a dark mustard patina. Lever screw threads in right sideplate are stripped and the top tang lower screw is chipped. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42257 JR133 (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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2010

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE. SN 3223. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl that has integral magazine and German silver front sight with 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight, missing its slide. Receiver & early style buttplate with round heel are gun metal brass. Rifle is mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock that has a factory swivel in the left side with corresponding sling loop on left side of the bbl. Right side of buttstock has a visible “CGC” (Charles G. Chapman) cartouche and the buttplate has a small “C” on right heel. Right side of the frame is stamped with a small “HC” inspector initial and right bbl flat at the receiver is marked with the “C.G.C / C” inspector initials. SN was observed on top flat of bbl, back of rear sight, on left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The font of the numbers struck in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate are substantially different and larger than the SNs on the rifle. It appears that this is an orig Henry stock and buttplate that was renumbered to match this rifle but was done during the period of use before it was engraved. Receiver is very nicely engraved by Lockwood Sanford with distinctive twin heart patterns overlaid with an empty presentation ribbon typical of Mr. Sanford’s work. Left front flat is engraved with a branch with five oak leaves and the right side identically engraved. Right sideplate is engraved with one large oval and two smaller ones also overlaid with a presentation ribbon that has a band in the middle. Engraving is surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns which extend over the top of receiver & receiver ring, top tang and buttplate tang. Top of bbl under rotating loading sleeve is marked with the assembly number “682”. Rear face of loading sleeve has only a “6” visible with the other two numbers having been obliterated. The two buttplate screws are matching numbered to the rifle while the three tang screws are unnumbered but are orig Henry screws. Magazine spring has a small broken section and has been kinked in a couple of different places and is very difficult to function in the tube. Accompanied by an orig 4-pc hickory & steel cleaning rod. Also accompanied by a 3-page article by Dr. William B. Shugars, III, which appeared in the April 2000 Gun Report. This article deals with the markings of martially marked Henrys and lists this rifle by SN in an updated list. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl & magazine tube retain most of a cleaned and aged patina with the aforementioned damaged spring. Receiver & buttplate show moderate to heavy edge wear and retain a medium mustard patina. Lever is a smooth even gray aged patina and the hammer retains faded case colors. Buttstock has a couple of stripped holes with a hairline below the bottom tang and usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are a little balky, probably just in need of a cleaning, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Cleaning rod shows pitting on the iron parts with a chip on the jag end and retains a fine old patina. 4-42258 (30,000-40,000)

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2011

MARTIALLY MARKED 1ST TYPE HENRY REPEATING RIFLE. SN 3244. Cal. 44 RF. 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral mag tube, 900 yd graduated leaf rear sight and blade front sight. Top flat of bbl forward of sight marked “HENRY’S PATENT, OCT. 16, 1860/MANUFACT’D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT.” Front of receiver sides marked with “H” inspector mark and C.G.C./H on right bbl flat. Left side of receiver has faintly visible initials inscribed, possibly “J R” and remnants of an old illegible inscription on the sideplate. Brass buttplate is numbered to the gun and has small trapdoor. Buttplate and tang screws properly marked with last two numbers of SN. Stock, which is SN to gun, has large cleaning rod hole, without sling swivels and has faint Henry bump. CONDITION: Very good. Wear on sharp edges of bbl, small dents on forward areas of mag with thin patina and areas of light pitting and handling marks. Brass receiver has worn edges with dents and scratches, having a slightly bright appearance giving way to pleasing aged patina in protected areas around hammer and lever. Stock has normal handling marks and some shrinkage. Sound mechanics and bore has well defined rifling with dark overall appearance and light pitting. 4-42455 DS65 (25,000-35,000)

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2012

SCARCE EARLY MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE WITH BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED EAGLE. SN 2556. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard early Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine. It has slightly thinned German silver front sight and replacement 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight in the bbl dovetail with a second dovetail in top flat of receiver. Top flat of bbl has the 2-line Henry address forward of the rear sight and the SN over the chamber area. Receiver and first style round heel buttplate with trap are gun metal brass. Rifle is mounted with uncheckered straight grain buttstock with straight grip and has a factory sling swivel in left side with corresponding sling loop on left side of bbl. One screw of the sling loop on bbl is changed. SN is on left side of lower tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. The rotating loading sleeve and top of bbl under the sleeve are marked with the matching assembly numbers “29”. The two buttplate screws are matching numbered to the rifle while the three tang screws are unnumbered although they are orig Henry screws. Left side of lower tang also has a small “W” (Oliver F. Winchester) inspector initial. Right sideplate is beautifully engraved with a spread-winged American eagle standing on an American shield. The work is not signed but it was most certainly accomplished by a very skilled engraver. PROVENANCE: Ex Herb Glass Sr. Coll. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a smooth even plum patina with blue in the gullets showing a little bit of sharp edge wear and a couple of minor nicks. Receiver, sideplates & buttplate are a dark mustard patina with good sharp edges showing very little wear. Lever is a dark plum patina with the hammer showing dark case colors. Bolt shows strong dark blue through ejection port. Stock is sound with scattered use & handling nicks & dings and retains 85-90% strong orig varnish with some oil staining around the wrist. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with sharp rifling and fine pitting. 4-40316 JR167 (17,500-27,500)

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2013

RARE MARTIALLY MARKED LOCKWOOD SANFORD ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY RIFLE. SN 3355. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine and replacement brass blade front sight with 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight and no dovetail in the receiver. Top flat of bbl is marked with the Henry’s Patent 2-line address forward of rear sight and has SN over chamber area. SN was observed on left side of lower tang and inside toe of buttplate. Top tang and lever have undergone welded repairs. The top tang repair left a blob of brazing material underneath which appears to have obliterated the SN in the top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate tang screw is serial numbered to rifle while the toe screw of the buttplate is a replacement. The three tang screws are not numbered but are orig Henry screws. Rifle is mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut buttstock that may or may not be orig to this rifle although it appears to be orig Henry wood. Bottom of buttstock has a row of twelve tack holes with all the tacks missing. Receiver is nicely engraved with a trophy of flags on left sideplate, flowers & fruit with a spray of oak leaves & acorns on left front flat all surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns. Right sideplate is engraved in a dbl heart pattern overlaid with an empty presentation ribbon and has a butterfly on right front flat, again, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. Top flats of frame and top tang are also engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. Right front side of frame is stamped “HH” and right side flat of bbl is stamped “C.G.C / H”. Just forward of those marks is stamped “TW1”. There is no indication as to what the second set of letters is for. Right side of buttstock has the faint outline of a cartouche. Consignor states that there are five known Lockwood Sanford engraved Henrys, three of which are martially marked. Consignor also states that this rifle was Indian captured. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & magazine tube cleaned to gray metal patina with faint traces of blue in the gullet at the receiver. The loading swivel stop screw is broken. Receiver & sideplates are a cleaned medium mustard patina with nicks & dings around the sideplates. Hammer retains strong case colors, lever shows heavy welding and is a gray metal patina. Stock has a crack back of both tangs with a gouge near the heel and a repaired crack just forward of buttplate tang. Toe has several grain checks and there are a number of small gouges, mostly on left side and overall retains most of a refinish. Hammer spring needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting in the grooves. 4-42197 JR168 (25,000-40,000)

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2014

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE WINCHESTER FAMILY PRESENTATION DELUXE CONRAD ULRICH ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 104140. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Spectacular ’66 rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine and thin blade German silver front sight with 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the usual 2-line Winchester Repeating Arms address. Rifle is mounted with very highly figured center crotch burl & flame grain uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Bottom of stock & forend cap are fitted with factory sling swivels. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are beautifully engraved by Master Engraver Conrad F. Ulrich with a large panel presentation on left side which is inscribed in period script “Presented by W.W. Winchester / To Stephen T. Babcock / for the best three shots at the / Annual Target Match of the / Collegiate & Commercial Institute / New Haven May 6th 1872”. Engraving is surrounded by wonderfully executed foliate arabesque patterns that have very fine very well executed punch dot background. Right side of receiver and sideplate are engraved with the deep relief vignette of the Book of Knowledge surrounded by eight various symbols of the arts industry, military & medicine. This vignette is surrounded by identical foliate arabesque patterns as found on the left side. Both front side flats of the receiver are engraved with a triple scroll foliate arabesque pattern surrounded by most unusual diamond & dot patterns. Top of receiver forward & aft of ejection port, over the top of the firing pin slot and back of hammer slot are engraved with small foliate arabesque patterns. There is also a small pattern just above the top tang screw. Bottom of receiver and carrier are engraved in near mirror image foliate arabesque patterns. The dimpled brass forend cap is engraved with a flower blossom on each side around the screw hole. Top tang of buttplate is engraved with a single foliate arabesque pattern. Receiver was originally gold plated, now with only traces of gold visible, mostly in the engraving on the sides. Trigger is slightly longer and thinner with a more pointed tip than normal as found on deluxe rifles. Left side of lower tang, under the wood is stamped “O / XXX”. Top tang channel of buttstock is stamped with the entire SN as is the inside of the toe of the buttplate. Unlike Samuel Colt, Oliver Winchester was not prone to making presentations of his products and there are only a few known Winchester presentation rifles including several Henry rifles and a few Models 1866 including this one. This may be the only Winchester family presentation coming directly from the factory. William Wirt Winchester was the only son of Oliver F. Winchester and was a graduate of the Collegiate & Commercial Institute of New Haven. He was born in 1837 and became the Secretary of Winchester Repeating Arms Co. in 1869, a position he held until 1871 when he was made Vice-President, a position he held until his death from tuberculosis in 1881, just a few months after his father’s death in 1880. William’s widow, Sarah, is noted for building the famed “Winchester Mystery House” near San Jose, CA. A copy of one of the few known photographs of him is included with the provenance for this lot. The winner of this spectacular rifle, Stephen T. Babcock, was born Sept. 1854 in Stonington, CT and after about a year of failing health, took his own life in Nov. 1890 never having married. Mr. Babcock apparently graduated from the Collegiate Commercial Institute in 1872 and enjoyed a successful career in the insurance business in New York City. This rifle was awarded to Mr. Babcock as the best shot at the annual Shooting Competition at the school and so recorded in an article appearing in the New Haven Daily Morning Journal & CourierMay 7, 1872 as follows: “PRIZE SHOOTING. The annual prize shooting of the cadets at Gen. Russell’s took place yesterday, at Miller’s Garden, East Rock. After each company had taken its turn firing, the best marksmen were selected to try for the prize. The following were the cadets chosen for this purpose: Babcock, Howland, Pendelton and Restrapo of 1st Co.; Powell, Sinclair and Strickland of 2nd Co.; Barnum, Edmonson and Reyes of 3rd Co., and Miles, Ray and Redfield of 4th Co. Babcock on the last trial made the best shots, putting 2 balls through the bullseye and one into the ring. The other contestants did finely, shooting with an accuracy that would have been a credit to older and more practiced marksmen. Mr. Winchester, of the Winchester Rifle Manufacturing Company, who had formerly been a pupil at the Institute, furnished the rifles and offered the prize, which was to be any style of rifle in the factory which the successful competitor might select. Mr. Babcock will therefore have the privilege of choosing from Mr. Winchester’s magnificent selection of fire arms. A more generous prize could not have been offered, nor one more appropriate. The firing was done under the superintendency of Mr. Sinclair, the O.S. Inspector of Arms, to whose skillful management the success of the excursion is to be attributed. Everything was done by Gen. Russell, Mr. Fabrique and Major Stowe to make the day pass off pleasantly, and a more enjoyable time has seldom been experienced by the students”. Apparently, William Wirt Winchester, the recently appointed Vice-President of Winchester Repeating Arms Co., who made the generous offer, created the beautiful presentation Model 1866 rifle being sold here that Mr. Babcock chose as his just reward. No other known presentation rifle has such a detailed provenance documenting the event that led to the presentation. The Collegiate Commercial Institute, also known as the Russell School, was located in New Haven and founded in 1836 primarily as a 3-year prep school for Yale College. Their education curriculum spanned a wide variety of subjects but concentrated on military subjects such as military drill, musketry & artillery. During the Civil War graduates of this school furnished more officers to both the Union and Confederacy than all other schools except West Point. The school continued in business until the death of its founder, Col. Russell in the 1880s. Accompanying this lot is a large volume of research material on both Mr. Winchester and Mr. Babcock and includes a 5-page article by Dr. Edmund Lewis which appeared in the November/December 1993 issue of Man at Arms magazine and also in Vol. 28 No. 1, 2006 Man at Arms for the Gun Collector. This rifle is also pictured in full color on the cover of both referenced magazines and twice in each article. PROVENANCE: Stephen T. Babcock; Norm Flayderman Collection; Thomas Coulton Collection; Dr. Edmund Lewis Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig factory blue with only sharp edge wear and a couple of minor thin spots. Magazine tube retains 97-98% strong orig blue. Receiver & buttplate retain traces of orig gold plating being mostly a medium mustard patina. Stock has a couple of hairline grain checks, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good rifling and moderate pitting. 4-40355 (150,000-250,000)

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2015

VERY RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 29268. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual carbine configuration with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine with integral front band & sight with a 2-position flip rear sight graduated 100, 300 & 500 yards. It has the heavy early style bbl band. Carbine is mounted with nicely figured straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent rifle buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron wiping rod. Receiver & buttplate are silver plated and are wonderfully engraved by L.D. Nimschke apparently for presentation to a Spanish military or political person of some importance. Engraving consists of a large round vignette containing a National or Family crest which consists of a large crown and cross over a shield with two prancing lions in opposite corners and two castles in opposite corners with an oval center having three fleur-de-lis type designs similar to the Spanish royal Coat of Arms. Right side has a matching vignette that is blank. Both vignettes are surrounded by heavy Nimschke foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. There is a leaf pattern at the forward edge of the raised area of the receiver with large panels of intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on front flats. Rear edge of receiver has feather patterns and there are various border patterns around sides and over the top. Receiver ring is engraved with a large flower blossom and top of receiver, behind ejection port, is engraved with foliate & floral patterns. Bottom of carrier is engraved with Mr. Nimschke’s trademark flower blossom surrounded by very fine punch dot background with various border patterns and the area between the timing screws is engraved in foliate and geometric patterns. Buttplate tang is engraved to match. Bottom tang is engraved in foliate arabesque and geometric patterns and is signed “L.D.N”. Bottom front of receiver is engraved “NO / o”. Left side of receiver is mounted with a staple & ring. SN was observed on the lower tang in the usual location and the last four digits of the SN are in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. A rifle, SN 36174, with nearly identical engraving with the identical crest is pictured in L.D. Nimschke Firearms Engraver, Wilson, on p. xxx. The right side of this rifle is engraved with a ribbon inscribed “GUILLERMO CRESPO”. The caption states that it was engraved in Feb. 1870 and that this rifle was in the collection of Mr. Clay P. Bedford. Page 60 of the referenced publication has two additional smoke pulls of this crest. The one pull is surrounded by hand written notation “DE PASAPORTES FOR NACIONALES / SELLO DE REFERENDO / VALE 12 Rs. FUES” and has the date “February 1870” over the top. The other pull is dated “1870”. Undoubtedly the rifle mentioned above with Mr. Crespo’s name on it and this carbine were presentations to someone of importance in the Spanish government. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 30-40% orig blue with the balance a plum/brown patina mixed with light surface rust. Front sight has traces of orig blue and middle band is a brown patina with several nicks along the edges. Receiver retains 70-75% orig silver plating with the exposed brass a dark brass patina. Buttplate & trapdoor retain 65-70% strong orig silver. Lever is a brown patina and the hammer is silvered case colors. Stock shows wear from the saddle ring and is sound with storage & handling nicks & scratches with some minor scrapes from having had the front band removed from forearm and overall retains 70-75% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with sharp rifling and moderate to heavy pitting. Cleaning rod is flared & split in one section and flared in another, otherwise is fine. 4-42610 JR171 (37,500-47,500)

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2016

VERY RARE CASED PRESENTATION WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 17470. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Wonderful extremely early ’66 carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine with integral front band/sight and 2-position flip rear sight graduated 100, 300 & 500 yards. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered slab-sawed American walnut with crescent brass buttplate with trap. Bbl band is the thick early style. Bbl has the 2-line Henry’s and King’s patent address. Left sideplate is engraved in block & script lettering “CORONEL BORGONO / with Compliments of / JUAN G. MEIGGS.”. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with the SN and “CO”. No indication of the meaning of those initials. SN is also found in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Bottom of lower tang is stamped with the number “11431” in small numbers and between the tang screw hole and spring tension screw is stamped with a small crest that has the initials “BP” connected and has been slashed through. Accompanied by its orig walnut casing that is 41″ long x 7-1/2″ wide x 2-1/2″ deep, hinged on back edge with brass reinforced corners and English style swinging latches with a brass lock in the front. It is lined with purple velvet and compartmented in bottom for rifle and six compartments that contain one full UMC box of 44 Henry cartridges. Box has round corners with green label & band. Box is open on front side and both ends, seal is intact on back edge. The other box is by U.S. Cartridge Co. for 44 Henry flat rimfire cartridges with blue label & band. Box is glued shut with a replaced bottom and contains something heavy that is not ammunition. Also accompanied by two rds of Winchester 44 Henry ammunition and the case’s orig functioning key. Colonel, perhaps General Borgono was the President of Peru from 1890-1894 when he died in office. He was born Sept. 5, 1836 in Trujillo, Peru and was apparently successful as President of the country. Juan Meiggs and his brother Henry came to Peru in about 1868 to build the National Railways which, apparently, they did. Henry died in 1877 but before he died he and Juan wrote a book which Henry edited in 1871 which deals with the Peruvian Railways history from its beginnings in about 1826 through 1871. This information was detailed in a letter or email from Elio Galessio, Peruvian Railways Historian. In addition there is an internet download in Spanish regarding Gen. Borgono which gives his name as Gen. Borgono Castaneda Justiniano. There is a hand written translation at the bottom which gives his date and place of birth and states that he was the 2nd Vice-President of the Republic from April 1, 1894 to Aug. 10, 1894 and that he passed away Jan. 27, 1921 which conflicts with the dates furnished by Mr. Galessio in the previously cited communication. Regardless, it is apparent that Mr. Meiggs presented this carbine to Mr. Borgono either to commemorate favors rendered or possibly to elicit a favor. CONDITION: Carbine is extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 90-92% strong orig factory blue, slightly thinned on magazine tube and with a few minor light scratches. Receiver is crisp & clean with only a couple of minor nicks on left front flat and some minor casting flaws on right sideplate. Loading gate retains about 85% bright fire blue. Lever retains dark case colors in sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains most of its orig faded case colors with sharp checkering on the hammer spur. Bolt & extractor retain strong orig blue with about 50-60% orig blue on bolt face. Wood is sound with light mars in the surface of the stock and still has that orig raised grain whisker feel and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Forearm also has a few minor nicks & dings and scratches from the bbl band having been removed. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, possibly unfired. Lever screw is possibly a replacement with head too thick to seat properly, slot is battered. Case shows heavy corner wear with several repairs, one in the lid, another on back edge and another on the front edge with two repaired cracks in the lid and overall retains most of a professional restored finish. Interior has one reglued partition, otherwise is sound with crisp clean velvet in the top, moderately faded & soiled in the bottom. UMC box of ammunition is fine with lightly worn edges and light soil with some wear on the band. Ammunition is clean with oxidized bullets. U.S. Cartridge Co. box has repairs all around edges of lid with chipped & soiled label and band. 4-36686 JR172 (50,000-75,000)

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2017

RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 FLATSIDE SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 14412. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard saddle ring with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, with integral front band & front sight. Rear sight is a 2-position flip sight marked 100, 300 & 500 yards. Top of bbl is lightly marked with Henry’s & King’s Patent 2-line address. Receiver and rifle buttplate with trap are gun metal brass with the side front of receiver flat and flush with forearm without the later front scallops. Loading gate is also blued flat steel. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured straight grain American walnut with carbine forearm and a single thick early bbl band and straight stock with crescent rifle buttplate with trap containing an orig 3-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. Left side of receiver has a staple & ring. SN is found on left side of lower tang under the wood, inside the top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Left side of lower tang also has the tiny assembly number “987”. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching parts. Front wood screw hole in the buttstock has been plugged and there is an internal pressure crack around the buttplate toe screw hole. Frame has the distinctive Henry hump profile at the top rear and the top tang has two screws. There were fewer than 3,000 of these flatside rifles & carbines produced when at about SN 15500 the design was changed to the flared front edge which permitted a thicker forearm which was substantially more durable. Early ’66 SNs, beginning in about the 12400 range, were intermixed with the late Henry rifles. Flatside ’66s are rarely encountered in any condition and when they are found they are usually used hard with little or no orig finish remaining. Carbines, especially, saw extremely hard service on the American frontier in usually extreme adverse climatic conditions with little or no maintenance. CONDITION: Very Good. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas with the bbl & magazine tube being a smooth silver/brown patina with a couple of spots of rust pitting. Receiver has sharp edges and retains a medium mustard patina. Top edges of sideplates show no damage at all. Lever is a mottled silver/brown patina and the hammer a dark patina showing wear on the sides. Stock has a crack back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of a very old finish. Mechanics are a little stiff, in need of a little cleaning, but completely functional. Strong sharp bore with moderate pitting. 4-42259 (25,000-35,000)

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2018

ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION MUSKET WITH BAYONET. SN 41187. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 27″ round bbl, full magazine, square base front sight and 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Top of bbl has usual Winchester and King’s Patent markings. Rifle is mounted with very nicely figured uncheckered slab-sawed American walnut with 3/4 length forearm and straight stock with musket/carbine brass buttplate with trap. Bbl has three bands with the front band having a saber bayonet lug and the middle band a factory sling swivel with corresponding sling swivel in bottom of buttstock. Receiver & buttplate are gun metal brass. Receiver is very nicely engraved in the style of Conrad Ulrich and is a duplication of a rifle, SN 79860, as pictured, both sides on p. 110 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. Engraving consists of full coverage over the receiver & top tang with the large panel of sulky racing horses & drivers on left sideplate, a fox & bird vignette on left front flat and a charging buffalo at the left rear with a leaping dog overlaying foliate arabesque patterns. Right side has the large vignette of an early hunter with a dead moose and his guide carrying away the antlered head all in a field & forest scene. Right front flat has the vignette of a buck deer defending against a dog or wolf and has a bear at the right rear end of receiver. All the vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with a variety of border patterns. Engraving extends completely over top of receiver & top tang with a small pattern on lower tang around screw hole and on the buttplate. Screw heads are all engraved. SN is on the bottom tang, under the lever and left side of lower tang under the wood. Stamped with an “M” and the assembly number “552” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by an orig saber bayonet with 20″ Yataghan blade marked with a crown “C” on left ricasso and a large “B” on the right. It has a solid brass eagle head handle with integral handguard/bbl loop. It also has its orig brass & leather scabbard. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the bbl, magazine tube & bands a medium to dark plum/brown patina with a few scattered nicks & dings. Receiver & buttplate are a smooth even medium mustard patina. Wood is sound with the forearm showing heavy wear with a few gouges and normal nicks & dings. Buttstock has a few light nicks & dings and retains about all of a refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & scattered pitting. Bayonet blade is cleaned bright with scattered surface discoloration. Handle is cleaned and retains most of an old polish. Scabbard is dried & hard missing most of its orig finish with open stitching on back and polished throat & tip. 4-41808 (45,000-55,000)

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2019

RELIEF ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH EXTRA LONG BARREL. SN 24655. Cal. 44 CF. Fine early ’66 with special order 30″ oct bbl, German silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight and Henry style 900 yard ladder rear sight. It has full magazine tube with one magazine band and is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, slab-sawed American walnut with straight stock and what appears to be a German silver crescent buttplate with trap. Bottom of buttstock has a sling swivel base and the forend cap has a factory sling swivel. Top tang channel of buttstock is stamped with a SN all of which is obliterated except the last number which is a “5” which corresponds to the last digit of this rifle’s serial number. Inside toe of buttplate has the last four digits of this rifle’s serial number. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped “VV”. Rifle is beautifully engraved in the style of Conrad Ulrich and is similar to Winchester 1866 rifle SN 112272 as pictured in full color on p. 154 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson. While the engraving patterns are similar to those by Mr. Ulrich it is believed they are by another skilled engraver whether in the 19th or 20th century is unknown. Engraving consists of nine deep relief vignettes. Left side has a large vignette of a standing bull elk with a reclining cow & calf; a hunter with rifle and a walking bull elk in a forest scene. Right side has three additional vignettes consisting of a bull & cow elk in a forest scene, a bird dog and the goddess Diana with hunting dog. There are three small relief engraved vignettes, two at the top rear edge of the receiver of a squirrel and a hawk with a snarling dog over the top front of the receiver. The entire remainder of the receiver has full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background and two small diamond & dot patterns. Both sides of the rear side panels have a hunting dog & hare over foliate patterns. There are various border patterns throughout the engraving. Bottom of carrier is engraved in a large flower blossom. Top & bottom tangs are engraved to match and buttplate tang is engraved with a small foliate arabesque pattern. Forend cap is not engraved. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain about all of an aged blue/brown patina with a few minor nicks & scratches. Top flat of bbl in the address area appears to have a welded dovetail with the address re-rolled. Receiver retains traces of silver plating on the interior with the exterior a medium mustard patina. Lever & hammer are a dark brown patina with fine pitting. Wood is sound with some touchup finish on left side of wrist and shrinkage in the forearm and overall retains most of an old restored finish. Lever lock is a replacement, probably from a Model 1873. Tang screw is a replacement. Buttplate screws & bottom tang screw are all original Winchester screws. Mechanics are a little balky but functional, worn dark bore with decent rifling. 4-41807 (25,000-35,000)

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2020

SCARCE EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 16218. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with an unusual tall front sight with brass blade and a Henry style 900 yard ladder rear sight. Top flat has the crisp & clear 2-line Henry & King’s Patent address. Receiver, forend cap and crescent buttplate are gun metal brass with the early style dimpled forend cap. Buttstock has a factory installed sling swivel with corresponding swivel integral on the forend cap. Rifle is mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured straight grain American walnut with straight stock. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with the SN along with the initials “RV”. Serial number was also observed in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by a 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. This rifle is one of the very early Model 66s just after the cessation of Henry rifle production which ceased at around SN 14000 although there are Model 66 arms found as early as the 12400 serial range. These early ’66s are almost never found with high orig finish because they were almost universally shipped westward and saw extensive use on the great American frontier well into the 1870s under harsh climatic conditions with little or no maintenance. They were usually carried across the saddle bow, in a saddle scabbard or wagon box which conditions are very detrimental to rifle finish. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 80-85% orig factory blue, mostly strong & bright, mixed with slight discoloration over the top three flats. Magazine tube retains about 60% orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas with the outer radius a blue/gray patina. Receiver, buttplate & forend cap retain a smooth even medium to dark mustard patina. Edges of receiver show light wear and have no damage at the top edges of the sideplates. Lever is mostly a gray/brown patina. Hammer retains faded case colors all over. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a very few, scattered small spots of pitting. This is an exceptionally clean, very early ’66 rifle in seldom encountered condition. 4-42260 JR164 (22,500-32,500)

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2021

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 28261. Cal. 44 CF. Early Model ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and scarce 1,000 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the Winchester & King’s Patent 2-line address. Top flat of bbl and top of receiver have the Winchester “WP” proofs indicating that this rifle was returned to the factory after about 1905, probably to be converted to centerfire. Receiver, crescent buttplate with trap and dimpled forend cap are of gun metal brass. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock. Bottom of buttstock has a factory sling swivel with a corresponding swivel integral in the forend cap. Top tang has an added tang sight screw hole behind the hammer and the top tang shows evidence of having had a sight mounted for some time a long time ago. SN was observed on bottom of lower tang with a small “V” stamped on left side of lower tang under the wood. Last four digits of SN are in the top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanied by an orig 4-pc iron & brass cleaning rod. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube are a mottled gray/brown patina. Receiver, buttplate & forend cap are a medium to dark mustard patina with receiver showing light edge wear and a few minor nicks & scratches with no damage to the top edges of sideplates. Forearm has a repaired crack on left side, otherwise wood is sound with a small gouge on right wrist and usual handling & use nicks, dings & scratches and retains about 75-80% orig stock varnish and 40-50% orig forearm varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with sharp rifling and moderate pitting. 4-42512 JR165 (3,500-5,500)

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2022

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE RIFLE. SN 165396A. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct bbl with sporting front and rear sights. Bbl is marked “WINCHESTER’S-REPEATING ARMS.NEW HAVEN CT./KING’S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866.OCTOBER 16, 1850.” Full mag, plain trigger, case colored action. Deluxe checkered forend and pistol grip stock of XXX black walnut. Stock has uncapped pistol grip with black insert and steel shotgun butt. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms museum fact sheet confirming the observed configuration for order 18235 shipped 12-21-1884. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number “5559XXX32S”. Stock has matching “5594” under top tang. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube blue are fading to a pleasing brown patina. Action has 30% lightly visible case colors fading to mottled patina. Buttplate is faded to a light brown patina. Forearm has orig finish with area of finish wear and darkening ahead of receiver with moderately worn checkering. Stock has orig finish with numerous handling marks in butt area, checkering with light wear, having a small crack and darkening at the action. Bore has well defined rifling with some darkening and very light roughness. Functioning action with slight hesitation as lever is closed. 4-42625 DS62 (8,000-15,000)

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2023

EXCEPTIONAL SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1873 1ST MODEL RIFLE WITH SCARCE 28″ BARREL. SN 13819. Cal. 44 WCF. 28″ oct bbl (4″ longer than standard), full mag, sporting rear sight and Beach combination front sight, set trigger, early style lever latch, mortised dust cover with 5/8″ impressed oval fine checked thumbprint. Stock and forearm, plain walnut with crescent trapdoor buttplate. A Cody Firearms Museum verification sheet confirms the gun with 28″ oct bbl, set trigger on 12/17/1875, order 4979. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl and mag have 80-90% bright orig blue. Receiver has 70-80% orig blue mixing with areas of patina and very light oxidation. Hammer and lever have 40-50% fading case colors. Buttplate has visible case colors with small spots of light pitting. Sound stock and forearm with very strong original finish showing a minimal amount of handling marks. Combination front sight has broken upright blade. Sound mechanics with crisp set trigger. Bright shiny bore with sharp rifling having some very minor pitting near muzzle. A very desirable 1st Model for the advanced collector. 4-42162 DS14 (20,000-30,000)

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2023A
Revised: 9/30/2011

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*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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2023B

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SMALL BORE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 241398. Cal. 22 Short. Blue finish with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl has usual Winchester markings forward of rear sight and caliber marking over chamber area. It has full magazine tube with correct, orig inside magazine tube. Receiver is 3rd type with integral dust cover rail containing a 3rd type dust cover. The brass carrier is marked “22 CAL / SHORT”. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate without trap. Right sideplate is correct without loading gate. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 19,552 of these scarce rifles were produced in period 1884-1904 in calibers 22 Short & Long and in two bbl lengths of 24″ and 26″. He states that this model was the first repeating rifle manufactured in America chambered for 22 rimfire ammunition. CONDITION: About fine, all original. Bbl retains about 30% orig blue in the sheltered areas being mostly a mottled blue/brown to silver/brown patina. Magazine tube is mostly a blue/brown patina on outer radius with strong blue next to the bbl. Receiver retains about 60-70% thin orig blue with edge wear and thin spots. Top of receiver ring has what appears to be a welded spot, probably a repair from someone trying to dig out a stuck cartridge case. Lever & hammer retain dark case colors turned brown on outer edges of lever, strong on hammer. Buttplate is a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with normal handling & use marks showing about 75% orig varnish on forearm and about 80-85% strong bright varnish on buttstock, dark & oil stained around wrist. Mechanics are a little stiff but may just need a good cleaning. Strong bore with good shine and sharp rifling with scattered pitting. 4-42513 JR149 (2,000-3,000)

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2023C

SCARCE 1ST MODEL 2ND TYPE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 29035. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). 1st Model ’73 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with wide base and early style semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges and thick elevator. Receiver is fitted with mortised dust cover with impressed thumbprint. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with trap. Left side of lower tang under the wood is marked with the assembly number “781” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Early ’73s such as this one are rarely found with high orig finish. They were almost universally sold to residents of the great American frontier during the great westward expansion of Manifest Destiny and were daily used tools in all kinds of weather and climatic conditions, usually with little or no maintenance. They were carried across saddle bows, in saddle scabbards and wagon boxes so it is rare to find such an early ’73 in orig configuration with strong orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 50-60% thinning orig blue with the top three flats a blue/brown patina showing sharp edge wear. Magazine tube is a blue/brown patina with blue in the sheltered areas next to the bbl. Receiver & sideplates retain 60-70% orig blue mixed with brown patina. Dust cover and over the receiver ring are blue/brown patina. Top tang is also a blue/brown patina. Lever retains strong case colors on the sides with the outer edges faded & turning brown. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, mostly faded. Buttplate is a mottled silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with handling & use marks and three or four small gouges on left side of buttstock and overall retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with crisp sharp rifling and fine pitting. 4-42511 JR148 (4,500-6,500)

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2023D

OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER 1876 DELUXE EXPRESS RIFLE. SN 8724. Cal. 50-95. 26″ oct bbl with sporting rear and front sights. Early second model with screw mounted dust cover guides and oval thumbpiece dust cover marked “Winchester Express/Point 50 Cal. 95 GRS.” Bbl is marked “WINCHESTER-REPEATING ARMS.NEW HAVEN,CT./KING’S-IMP-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866.OCTOBER 16, 1860.” and caliber “.50 cal. EXPRESS” Brass lifter is marked on bottom “50-95”. Full mag, plain trigger, case colored action. Deluxe checkered forend and pistol grip stock of XXX black walnut, stock has uncapped pistol grip with black insert, crescent steel buttplate and sling swivels. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter stating “Type: Rifle/Barrel Type: Octagon/Trigger: Plain/Pistol grip stock/Sling and swivel/Received in warehouse on May 20, 1879/Shipped from warehouse on May 28, 1879, Order number 15390”. Also accompanying gun is letter dated September 28, 2009 from Dan Cullity stating the opinion that rifle receiver may have been re-casehardened at the factory, explaining the light SN marking and verifying entire rifle to be factory original. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, mag tube and dust cover have 70-80% orig blue. Action, hammer and lever retain 30% light mottled case colors blending with patina and scattered spots of very light pitting. Buttplate colors have faded to silvery gray patina. Sound, professionally refinished stock and forearm with good checkering and light handling marks. Sound mechanics and bright bore with strong rifling and scattered small spots of very light pitting. 4-42688 DS61 (15,000-25,000)

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2024

*EXTREMELY RARE & SPECTACULAR JOHN ULRICH ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID DELUXE TAKEDOWN MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION WINCHESTER. SN 152228. Cal. 33 WCF. Lightweight takedown ’86 with 21″ tapered lightweight rnd bbl, integral pedestal front sight with ivory bead and flat top semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has full magazine with takedown feature. Rifle is mounted with spectacular 3X center crotch flame grain American walnut with D-style checkered & carved forearm and capped pistol grip stock with Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Carving consists of large oak leaves & acorns with acorn & ribbon style carving on front of forearm. Bottom of buttstock has factory sling eye with corresponding factory sling eye in forend cap. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is stamped with the assembly number “23XXX”. This same number is stamped in the top tang channel of the buttstock and, unusually, also has the “XXX”. Normally only the actual assembly number is stamped in the top tang channel. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching parts. Receiver, forend cap, takedown ring and chamber area of the bbl are beautifully engraved by Winchester Chief & Master Engraver John Ulrich and signed on the lower tang just behind the trigger opening. Engraving consists of large vignettes of very detailed buck & doe whitetail deer in a forest scene on left side and a standing bull moose in a forest scene on the right side. These vignettes are surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque and multiple border patterns and are completely outlined in gold wire inlay. Left front flat of receiver has a detailed Moorish pattern. Top edges of the receiver are engraved with snake & dot patterns and the bolt with feather patterns and foliate arabesque patterns. Sides & rear edge of hammer and top tang are engraved to match. Sides and front edge of lever are lightly engraved. Virtually all surfaces on receiver, top tang, bolt, lever, hammer, forend cap and takedown ring are outlined with gold wire inlay. There are gold wire bands at the chamber & muzzle ends of bbl. All screw heads are engraved in foliate patterns. While there are more elaborately engraved Model ’86s in existence, none are more well-executed or accomplished with greater skill & presentation. Accompanied by several letters of correspondence all dated in February & March 1967, between a gentleman by the name of Larry Smith and presumably consignor’s grandfather. Mr. Smith states in a letter dated Feb. 24, 1967 that he had purchased this rifle from Abercrombie & Fitch but could not recall the exact date and that sometime in the early 1940s, probably after 1941, he gave this rifle to consignor’s grandfather as a token of friendship & gratitude. In another letter dated March 1, 1967 he discusses speaking with Charlie Wicks at Abercrombie & Fitch who, reportedly, remembered the rifle and recalled that Mr. Smith purchased it “sometime in the thirties”. Consignor states that this rifle has remained in their family ever since receiving it from Mr. Smith and that it was on loan to and on exhibit at the Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY, from 1985 until 2011. Additionally accompanied by a Winchester Gun Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 33 with 21″ rnd bbl, takedown, full magazine, rubber shotgun buttplate, fancy pistol grip carved & checkered style “D”, oil finish, screw eyes, number 3 Lyman front sight with $70 #2 engraving and most unusually, states that it had 249 grains of gold and was engraved by John Ulrich. And even more unusually the letter also states that it was shipped on May 16, 1914 to the Winchester Store in New York and sold to A.V. Frost, 594 Fifth Ave., New York, NY on June 18, 1914. There is a distinct probability that the person who received this rifle was in fact the famous Winchester illustrator, A.B. Frost. The “V” as listed in the letter certainly is often mistaken for a “B” and vice-verse. Mr. A.B. Frost had traveled to France where he lived for a number of years studying other impressionist painters and is known to have returned to the United States in 1914. From about 1883 Mr. Frost had lived on his farm in New Jersey and occasionally collaborated with his son, John, on works of art, one of which was sold at a benefit auction in early 1915 in the New York area. Given that Mr. A.B. Frost was so closely associated with Winchester in providing many illustrations for calendar art and cartridge board art it is very logical that such a lavishly decorated rifle would have been presented to him by Winchester. Very few known Winchester rifles are decorated with as much gold as is found on this one. Even the $100 plus engraved rifles rarely had 150 grains of gold as compared to the 249 grains of gold on this rifle. So even though the listed cost of the embellishment of this rifle was only $70 it is apparent that it should have been substantially more. There is also a letter on Olin letterhead, John M. Olin, dated March 9, 1967, Albany, Georgia, wherein Mr. Olin states that he will ask the curator to identify this rifle and communicate the results. The letter is signed “With Kind Regards, Sincerely, John”. Also accompanied by copies of four pages of information contained in an article by James E. Serven that appeared in the March 1972 American Rifleman. PROVENANCE: A.V. Frost; Larry Smith; Cody Firearms Museum; Ely Family & Ely Family Trust. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Bbl, receiver, magazine tube & forend cap retain virtually all of their strong orig factory blue with only a hint of sharp edge wear around the magazine tube cap. Scratch on magazine tube and some light surface mars on the magazine tube from unscrewing the takedown feature. Receiver has a small scrape on left side and has faint sharp edge wear. Lever & hammer retain about all of their orig case colors, fading on outer edge of lever. Wood is sound with a very few, very light surface mars and retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Loading gate has one small scratch and so may have been loaded at one time. Bolt face is covered in old hard grease and appears to retain about all of its orig blue. This is truly an extraordinary rifle engraved by one of the great masters of all time. 4-42116 JR154 (150,000-250,000)

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2025

FINE WINCHESTER MODEL1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 69760. Cal. 38-56. Blue & color case hardened with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has the usual 2-line Winchester address with caliber marking over chamber area. Receiver, forend cap, buttplate, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Mounted with beautiful 2X highly figured flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with black triangle inlay in serpentine grip cap. Buttplate is early style, crescent steel with turned down toe. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked with assembly number “302” with a rare single “X” indicating that the wood is extra finish but not overly fancy. The assembly number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock, buttplate is not marked but there is no doubt it is orig to the rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as found in caliber 38-56 with rnd bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock and pistol grip, received in warehouse and shipped the same day, Aug. 20, 1892. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, buttplate as noted. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-97% strong orig factory blue with some minor thinning and a few light nicks & scratches. Magazine tube has only light edge wear. Receiver retains virtually all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides and over the top, slightly faded on the belly with distinctive lacquer lines on each edge of the belly. Forend cap retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded. Lever & hammer also retain most of their factory case colors, brilliant on sides and rear edge of hammer, faded on top edge. Lever has brilliant case colors on left side with balance of lever fading. Buttplate retains nearly all of its orig case colors, moderately faded and turned silver on toe & heel. Wood is sound with a few very minor nicks & scratches in the varnish finish that has had a light coating of finish applied over orig finish or simply may have been polished & waxed. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired as it retains virtually all of its orig finish on bolt face. A fine Deluxe ’86 suitable for the most discerning collector. 4-42626 JR70 (20,000-30,000)

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2026

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE RIFLE. SN 63807. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 26″ half rnd bbl with sporting front and rear sights. Half mag, plain trigger and sling swivels. Case colored action. Deluxe checkered forearm and pistol grip stock of XXX black walnut. Stock has uncapped pistol grip with black insert and crescent steel butt.Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet stating the configuration to be that as described above for order 17119 shipped 3-1-1892. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number “464XXX”. Stock has matching “464” under top tang. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl blue is turning to a pleasing even patina. Breech block has bright blue with scattered light spotting. Action has 20% faint case colors blending with patina. Buttplate finish has faded to silvery patina with spots of very light pitting. Sound stock and forearm with added varnish finish with moderately worn checkering and scattered light handling marks. Sound action with smooth mechanics. Bore has good rifling with some darkened spots. 4-42622 DS63 (7,500-12,500)

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2027

*RARE WINCHESTER 1886 SEMI-DELUXE SHORT RIFLE W/20″ BBL. SN 139728. Cal. 33 WCF. 20″ rnd nickel steel bbl with standard top and left side bbl roll markings. Lyman combination tang sight, sporting rear sight with Lyman combination ramp mounted front sight. Style I checkered forearm and pistol grip buttstock of select black walnut. Stock has hard rubber grip cap and crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum stating “This rifle/33 caliber/20-inch, round barrel/Plain trigger/Plain pistol grip/Plain checkered stock/Lyman combination front and Lyman rear sights/1/2 magazine/Rifle butt/Received in warehouse November 30, 1906/Shipped from warehouse December 1, 1906 with one other arm to order number 74254. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number “272OFC”. Stock and buttplate have matching “272” under top tang. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl has about 75% orig blue with small spots of light pitting. Mag tube has good blue with light wrench marks. Receiver retains 40% blue on sides and tang, fading to silvery patina with light scratches. Hammer and lever have visible case colors in protected areas. Sound stock with good checkering and scattered handling marks. Bore has strong rifling, dark in grooves with areas of very light pitting. Smooth sound action. 4-44087 DS58 (7,000-10,000)

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2028

*RARE WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE EXTRA LIGHT HALF-OCTAGON TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 130039. Cal. 45-70. 22″ Extra light takedown half-round bbl of nickel steel with Lyman sporting rear sight and ramp mounted Lyman hunting front sight. Half mag and plain trigger. Deluxe style H checkered forearm and pistol grip stock of fancy black walnut. Stock has hard rubber grip cap and hard rubber shotgun buttplate.Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet confirming the observed configuration and make for smokeless powder. Shipped 12-5-1904 on order T115618. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming the description and features. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain over 90% orig blue with scattered small spots of patina. Receiver has 70% blue blending with areas of patina and having light scratches. Hammer and lever have good case coloring in protected areas. Sound stock, light handling marks and light checkering wear. Bright bore with a few small spots of fine pitting. Smooth sound action. 4-42621 DS60 (8,500-15,500)

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2029

WINCHESTER 1886 RIFLE WITH SPECIAL FEATURES. SN 6627. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 24″ 1/2 oct bbl, with full mag, sporting front sight with platina rear sight, checkered shotgun butt, “X” grade walnut stock with oil finish, and swivels. Gun accompanied with Winchester Museum Repeating Firearms Co. letter stating: rifle, 40-82 cal., 24″ 1/2 oct bbl, plain trigger, “X” stock, oil finish, sling & swivel, shotgun butt, checkered buttplate, platina lined rear sight, received in warehouse July 16, 1887, shipped from warehouse July 18, 1887, no other information is available for this serial number. CONDITION: Good. 50-60% fading blue mixing with patina and having spots of light pitting. Receiver has a silvery patina with light pitting. Hammer and lever have small amount of remaining case color. Sound stock and forearm with striking fiddle pattern figure showing through darkened finish, having light scratches & handling marks. Sound mechanics. Bore with strong rifling and spots of shallow pitting. 4-42224 DS11 (6,000-8,000)

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2030

*FINE WINCHESTER 1886 SEMI-DELUXE LIGHT WEIGHT TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 122747. Cal. 45-70. 22″ rnd with 1/2 mag, sporting rear sight, Lyman #4 ivory hunting front sight. Plain walnut stock and forearm with style “I” checkering, hard rubber butt and hard rubber grip cap. Gun is accompanied with a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet stating rifle, cal 45-70, bbl rnd 22″, trigger lapin, stock checkered, pistol grip, 1/2 mag, butt is “S/B” rubber buttplate, shipped March 4, 1901 with work order No. W096460. Under remarks: oil finish, extra weight stock & 1/4″ cup. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has 80-90% blue with some light spotting. Receiver and takedown ring have 60-70% blue mixing with spots of patina and having some very light pitting. Hammer and lever have 25-35% case color. Sound stock and forearm with sharp checkering and very good finish showing only a few light marks. Stock has small chips on both sides of top tang. Sound mechanics and bore with sharp rifling. 4-42078 DS9 (7,000-9,000)

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2031

*WINCHESTER 1886 STANDARD RIFLE. SN 152711A. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl, full mag, sporting leaf rear sight, sporting front sight, straight grip stock and forearm of plain walnut, crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Good. 80-90% bright bbl blue with areas of fine spotting, light nicks on the edges. Action finish is faded to a pleasing warm brown patina. Stock and forend with good orig finish showing a moderate amount of scratches and handling marks. Stock has repaired chip at the toe and a sliver of missing wood left side of top tang. Sound mechanics with a sharp bright bore. 4-42090 DS10 (2,500-4,500)

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2032

*VERY RARE WINCHESTER 86 TAKEDOWN RIFLE WITH STAINLESS STEEL BARREL. SN 157730. Cal. 33 WCF. 24″ round light weight takedown stainless steel bbl. Sporting rear sight with ramp mounted Lyman ivory bead front sight. Half mag. Stock and forearm of straight grain walnut with hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Stainless steel bbls were available on all models for extra cost for a short time in the late 1920’s. They have a distinctive appearance due to their “Japanned Black” enamel finish. Cody Firearms Museum has no records for this SN. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has about 80% Japan black finish. Receiver had added black lacquer finish. Mag tube, bbl extension, forend cap, lever and hammer have 30-50% blue blending with patina. Sound stock and forearm with very good finish having a few light handling marks. Very good bright bore and crisp mechanics. 4-42460 DS54 (4,000-6,000)

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2033

ATTRACTIVE WINCHESTER 1886 SRC WITH TRAPPER LENGTH BARREL. SN 5093. Cal. 45-70. 16-1/2″ bbl, sporting leaf rear sight with German silver blade front sight mounted on mag band. Walnut carbine stock with reproduction forend measuring 8-9/16″ from receiver to tip. Standard carbine action with saddle ring. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube shortened to trapper configuration with excellent professionally restored rust blue finish. Mag band has 90% recolored finish. Professionally recase colored action with vivid colors on top and sides, with fading in the lower areas. Steel carbine buttplate retains 98% recase colored finish. Sound wood with light handling marks, very good oil finish. Crisp mechanics and good bore. 4-42689 DS38 (3,500-5,500)

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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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2036

*VERY RARE SMOOTH BORE WINCHESTER 1892 SRC. SN 156436. Cal. 44 WCF. 20″ bbl with smooth bore, carbine rear sight and 10 blade front sight. Standard 2-line bbl roll markings. Half mag. Gumwood stocks. Smooth bore Winchesters are extremely rare and often associated with performers in wild west shows. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum Firearms Verification Sheet shows the following: Model 1892/SN 156436/Date in: 2/7/1901/Type: Carbine/Caliber: 44/Magazine: 1/2/Date shipped: 2/8/1902/Order number: 89584/Other remarks: Smooth bore. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and receiver have thinning blue in protected areas with balance turning to patina. Action has scattered areas of very light pitting. Hammer and lever have traces of case colors in protected areas. Sound stock and forearm with worn orig finish. Showing heavy handling marks which is not uncommon for gumwood. Sound action. Bore has overall light pitting. 4-42543 DS66 (9,000-12,000)

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2037

*SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 53 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE W/ TELESCOPIC SIGHT. SN 963742. Cal. 25-20. Blue finish with 22″ tapered rnd bbl that has integral front sight ramp with Lyman gold bead sight and a slot blank in the rear seat. Left side bbl marked MODEL 53-WINCHESTER-NICKEL STEEL-.25-20WCF/ -TRADEMARK-. Right bbl marked with standard two line address. Top of bbl is mounted with target scope blocks and offset bases which contain an unmarked Winchester A5 scope that is matching serial numbered to this rifle. Top tang is mounted with a Marbles spring loaded tang sight. Rifle is mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured straight grain American walnut with straight stock and serrated steel buttplate. This, almost certainly, is a factory special order rifle with factory installed mounts & telescopic sight. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl, magazine tube & takedown lever retain virtually all of their strong orig factory blue. Takedown ring also retains about all of its orig blue. Forend cap is flaked, not worn, to about 80% strong orig blue with the flaked areas a medium patina. Lever, hammer & trigger retain just about all of their orig blue. Receiver retains about 75% strong orig blue with the belly and bottom edges flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Buttplate retains about all of its orig blue. Wood is sound with a couple of minor nicks & scratches and a small chip near the receiver and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Scope bases and scope retain virtually all of their glossy orig blue with sharp clear optics. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired, retains virtually all of the orig factory blue on loading gate, carrier & bolt face. 4-42494 JR150 (3,000-5,000)

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2038

DESIRABLE WINCHESTER 1894 TAKEDOWN DELUXE RIFLE. SN 50868. Cal. 30 WCF. 24″ takedown oct bbl, which is 2″ shorter than standard length. Lyman No. 38 “Climbing Lyman” receiver sight with Express rear sight and sporting front sight. Checkered pistol grip stock and forearm of XXX black walnut. Stock has hard rubber grip cap and crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum letter confirming above described features and stating “Received in warehouse December 8, 1898/Shipped from warehouse December 8, 1898, order number 16305”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, receiver and mag tube retain 70-80% orig blue. Hammer and lever have 50% remaining case colors blending with spots of light pitting. Crescent steel buttplate has lightly visible case colors. Sound stock and forearm with orig finish, good checkering and moderate handling marks. Bore has strong rifling with slightly darkened grooves. Sound mechanics. 4-44089 DS55 (7,000-12,000)

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2039

*WINCHESTER MODEL 55 NO. 10 PATTERN ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 1023789. Cal. 30 WCF. 24″ rnd tapered bbl with open rear sight and short ramp front sight, 1/2 mag, with serrated steel buttplate, straight grip stock, standard weight forend. Left side of receiver is engraved with whitetail buck in a circular scene surrounded with foliate scroll engraving. Right side has foliate scroll vignette. Borders have course texture indicative of engraving performed after metal finishing. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is 50-60% thinning bbl blue blending with patina. Action has traces of blue in protected areas, blending with a gray patina and a few small spots of very light pitting. Stock and forearm have worn older finish with numerous nicks, scratches & handling marks. Mechanics are sound with a bright bore. 4-42198 DS5 (4,500-6,500)

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2040

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE RIFLE WITH RARE SHORTER THAN STANDARD BARREL. SN 28471. Cal. 30 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl, Lyman #38 wind gauge receiver sight, filler in rear dovetail, and Lyman #3 front sight, 1/2 mag. Style “H” checkered pistol grip stock and forearm of fine “XXX” walnut having a steel shotgun butt, and hard rubber grip cap. Gun is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet stating rifle, caliber 30, bbl shape rnd, bbl length 22″, trigger plain, 1/2 mag, The fact sheet further shows shipped 10-27-1897, returned for R&R, 11-20-99, other information stating “Black”. The fact sheet discrepancy in bbl length is most likely a clerical error as the 24″ bbl bears correct 1897 markings. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl has 70-80% orig blue with some fading in the breech area. Receiver has 25-35% blue in the protected areas fading to a silvery patina with spots of light pitting on the sides. Hammer and lever have traces of case colors. Sound stock and forearm showing light checkering wear and having much orig finish w/light scratches and handling marks. Sound mechanics. Bright bore has strong rifling with some darkening in grooves. 4-40356 DS7 (3,000-5,000)

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2041

UNUSUAL WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 22560. Cal. 30 WCF. Rare 24″ rapid taper round takedown bbl. Factory installed Lyman No. 38 “Climbing Lyman” receiver sight, with filler in rear sight dovetail and ramp mounted sporting front sight that is missing bead. 2/3 length mag. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock of XXX black walnut. Stock has small hard rubber grip cap and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet confirming the observed configuration for order 13099 shipped 7-22-1898 and further indicates returned for repair 9-24-1906. CONDITION: Good. 70-80% brightly polished reblued metal fading somewhat on edges and lower areas of receiver and breech section of bbl. Six notches cut along right side of ejection port. Sound refinished wood with good checkering and light handling marks. Sound mechanics with very good bright bore. 4-44088 DS52 (3,000-5,000)

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2042

*WINCHESTER 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE. SN 267164. Cal. 32 Winchester Special. 26″ oct bbl with smokeless powder rear sight, and sporting front sight, full mag, crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. 90% bbl and magazine tube blue with slight edgewear and a few very fine nicks. Receiver has 80-85% blue blending to patina on lower edges and front ring. Takedown collar has some blue blending with a smooth patina. Lever and hammer show 30-40% case coloring, crescent steel buttplate has traces of case coloring fading to a silver patina with spots of white corrosion. Sound stock and forearm with orig finish, showing oil darkening in the wrist area, numerous light to moderate scratches and handling marks are present. Mechanics are crisp, takedown is tight, bore is bright with sharp rifling. 4-42094 DS4 (2,500-4,000)

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2043

*SCARCE DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 65989. Cal. 30-06. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, Marbles Sheard brass bead front sight, Lyman #6 2-leaf rear sight and receiver is mounted with a Lyman 21 side sight. Bbl has standard nickel steel markings and the chamber area is marked “.30 U.S. MOD 1906”. Rifle is mounted with about 2X American walnut with “H” style checkered, black insert, schnable tip forearm and checkered straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Lower tang, under the wood, is without assembly number and the stock & buttplate are also unnumbered indicating that this wood may be of more recent vintage than the rifle. The wood fits perfectly and appears to be orig Winchester wood. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig factory blue with only light muzzle edge wear and a few small scratches. Receiver retains 75-80% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, worn on outer edge of lever and top tang. Buttplate is a gray metal patina. Stock has a minor chip on each side of top tang at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a fine oil finish. Mechanics are fine, crisp shiny bore. 4-42376 JR163 (2,000-3,000)

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2044

*WINCHESTER 1895 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 93474. Cal. 35 WCF. 24″ rnd bbl with sporting sights, schnable forend, straight grip stock and crescent steel buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 80-90% bright orig blue blending with small areas of patina, buttplate has 70% blue. Stock and forearm have good orig finish with light scratches and handling marks. Crisp mechanics with a very good bright bore. 4-42093 DS12 (2,500-4,500)

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2045

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 55892. Cal. 30 US (30-40 Krag). Standard saddle ring carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, pedestal front sight and 1800 yard ladder rear sight. Receiver ring is hand stamped “30” and left side of receiver has a stud & ring and is mounted with a Lyman 21 sight. Rifle is mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured straight grain American walnut with grasping groove forearm, single bbl band and handguard. Model 1895 carbines are scarce in caliber 30-40. Standard calibers for the carbine were 30-03, 30-06 and 303 British. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig blue with pin pricks of surface discoloration and some very light muzzle wear with 4 or 5 small spots of rust. Receiver & magazine box retain about 50% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, thin & turning brown elsewhere. Hammer retains faded case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42658 JR160 (1,500-2,000)

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2046

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 27535. Cal. 30 US. 22″ rnd bbl, later vintage marbles rear sight and pin blade front sight, walnut schable forearm and straight grip stock, and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Good. 95% good reblued finish. Sanded and refinished wood with light scratches and handling marks, stock has hairline crack on right side above lower tang. Sound mechanics. Bore has well defined rifling with darkened grooves. 4-42092 DS13 (800-1,200)

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2046A

*LUCIAN CARY’S H. M. POPE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE, “THE LAST POPE MUZZLE-LOADER” BUILT, WITH ORIGINAL FALSE MUZZLE, MOLD, LUBRICATOR, AND POWDER MEASURE. SN 113539. Cal. .32-40. 30″ Round barrel is marked “H. M. Pope” on left rear, and with number “782” under forend. This unique rifle, barreled by H. M. Pope of legendary fame, was made in 1933 for prolific writer, Lucian Cary, and is mentioned by him in many of his articles for various magazines, including “True”, and “The Gun Illustrated”, during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. During the 1930’s many of Lucian Cary’s wonderful articles written about J. M. Pyne appeared in many outdoor publications. (This character is based entirely on his very close relationship with Mr. Pope.) A notarized affidavit signed by Mr. Cary, included with the rifle, states “To Whom it may concern: This is to certify that the muzzle loading barrel, no. 782, which H. M. Pope delivered to me in August, 1933, is to my certain knowledge the last muzzle loading barrel that H. M. Pope ever made. He fitted the barrel to a Winchester single shot action.” It was shot for many years while it was in Mr. Cary’s possession, and found to be exceptionally accurate, capable of 1-1/2″ groups at 200 yards (H. M. Pope guaranteed 2-1/2″ groups). In the late 1950’s he had the rifle refinished and restocked by Judson Darrow, custom gunsmith of Woodbury, CT. The rifle, as restored, with mold and false muzzle, is pictured on Sept. 1959 “True, the Man’s Magazine” in the article “The Guns That Put “Dead” Into Aim” by Lucian Cary. In a letter from Darrow to a prospective new owner, dated Jan. 19, 1960, Mr. Darrow describes rifle and the work he did on it, which is very high quality. Pope-made features of the rifle, besides the barrel, starter, mold, etc. include Pope palm rest, Pope set triggers, aluminum hook buttplate, and 4-spurred operating lever. Action has also been fitted with Pope skeletonized hammer, with half cock notch removed. Mr. Darrow’s work includes new French walnut stocks, with oil finish as specified by Mr. Cary, upper tang shortened, and draw bolt stock fastening system installed. Mr. Darrow also re-blued this rifle. Stock is closely inletted and nicely shaped, “copied from a Ballard rifle of Mr. Cary’s that fitted him well”, with high shadow line Schuetzen cheekpiece, meticulously cut point pattern borderless checkering, and rosewood grip cap. Matching Schnabeled forend is fitted with original Pope palm rest base and diamond shaped horn escutcheon for forend mounting screw. Scope mounting blocks are fitted to top of bbl. There are no other provisions for sights. Included with rifle are the original and correctly numbered false muzzle with straight line starter, in its original brass protective case, numbered nose pour mold, and numbered lubricator with extra die. Unnumbered accessories include palm rest, heavy bodied copper and brass powder measure with receptacles for smokeless priming powder and black powder for main charge, and Pope capper/ decapper marked “32-40”. Weight without false muzzle: 12 lbs. 5 oz. Also with rifle is a Boyt canvas and leather slipcase with second owners name and initials in green marker. PROVENANCE: Letter of notarized affidavit from Lucian Cary, letter from Judson S. Darrow, photographs of rifle, affidavit from consignor who bought rifle from second owner in 1970, giving chain of ownership. Various magazines with articles illustrating and describing rifle. CONDITION: Excellent, as restored in 1960, over 50 years ago, by Judson Darrow, retains essentially all of a fine rust blue, with one or 2 minor scratches, one fairly noticeable on receiver ring. Stocks are excellent with nearly all of their oil finish, with a few minor dents and scratches. Bore is pristine with no visible imperfections. Action is crisp. Set triggers work. Accessories are very fine, with brass and copper nicely mellowed with age. Mold darkened, handles slightly burned and cracked, bullet cavity excellent. Nickle-plating of capper/ decapper has some areas of lifting. Palm rest is excellent. Case is good, one carry ring detached. A great find! 4-42539 MGM223 (8,000-12,000)

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2046B

SCARCE POPE MEASURE, MOLD, AND CATALOG. SN NSN. Pope made light bodied copper and brass loading flask for duplex loads, with drop tube. Unnumbered Pope special muzzle loading mold, casting long .288 diameter bullet, marked “2” on top of double sprue cutter. “Catalog of “Stevens – Pope” Specialties” ca. 1902. CONDITION: Excellent. Loading flask is complete with wooden plug for secondary powder chamber. Tin cap and brass drop tube, copper and brass toned to brown. Mold is slightly heat darkened, handle is very fine with some discoloration. Mold cavity is excellent. Catalog is fine, complete, but with central pages unstapled, and cover has numerous creases. 4-42540 MGM224 (2,000-3,000)

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2046C

*POPE/WINCHESTER 1885 HIGH WALL SCHUETZEN RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. .32-40, 32″ #4 oct bbl, matted top flat, false muzzle, base only for adjustable sight front, no provision for rear sight, left flat equipped with scope bases 8-1/2″ apart with adjustable rings holding a J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company marked scope. Bottom flat of bbl beneath forend has a large “11” and closer to receiver in smaller numbers “18”/1.41″. No other markings were observed. Standard high wall action, lower tang equipped with “Pope hair trigger” dbl set triggers, custom finger lever. Mounted with nicely figured custom Pope Schuetzen buttstock, checkered pistol grip with gull-wing cap, hook prong Swiss buttplate, full left side cheekpiece. Uncheckered standard forend with ebony tip insert and brass base for palm rest. Gun is accompanied with false muzzle numbered 163, Pope brass bullet starter numbered 163 and Pope palm rest. CONDITION: Very good+. Bbl retains 70-75% orig blue, thinning and blending with silver patina, some spots of fine surface oxidation, bright on sharp edges and normal minor nicks and scratches. Receiver retains 30% thinning and fading orig case colors blended with silver patina across top. Stock is sound with good slightly worn checkering, some normal nicks and dings and retains orig finish blended with hand-worn patina through grip area. Forend is sound with a shallow 3/4″ chip missing behind retaining screw and retains a hand-worn patina with traces of orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, including dbl set triggers. Left hand rifling is good with some light frosting in bores that may clean. Scope is slightly cloudy with fine post reticle. 4-42055 BDT265 (5,500-8,500)

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2046D

*CLASSIC WINCHESTER 1885 HIGH WALL RIFLE. SN 103473. Cal. 45-90. 30″ No. 3 oct bbl with Lyman combination tang sight with filler in rear sight dovetail and sporting blade front sight. Standard 2-line bbl marking. Plain trigger. Schnable forearm with black tip insert in straight grip stock with crescent steel buttplate of plain black walnut. CONDITION: Fine as restored. Bbl and action retain about 99% professionally restored blue. Breechblock, lever, hammer, trigger and buttplate have excellent restored case color finish. Sound stock and forearm with good orig finish, moderate handling marks, showing some darkening around the action. Smooth action with sound mechanics. Very good bore. 4-42413 DS59 (1,500-2,000)

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2047

FABULOUS ORIGINAL PHILLIP R. GOODWIN OOC OF HUNTERS IN A CABIN USED FOR PETERS 1921 CALENDAR. This wonderful signed OOC by Philip R. Goodwin was originally commissioned in 1920 by Peters Cartridge Co of Cincinnati, OH, one of the largest ammo manufacturers of the period. It is the subject of a famous 1921 Peters Cartridge Co. Calendar. The image is of four men in their period hunting gear, two with double guns, eagerly preparing for a cold weather hunt inside a cozy wooden shack. Image includes a wooden crate of PETERS shotshells, clearly marked, and shows several PETERS 2-piece shotshell boxes. Goodwin’s signature appears in the lower left corner of the image. The Peters Co. was sold to Remington Arms in 1934 as was the original painting. Sometime prior to 1970, it is not known exactly when, Remington sold the painting privately. Once again in 1983, the image would become calendar art as the original was loaned back to Remington Arms’ Richard Baldwin for the production of a retro-look calendar having many of the same attributes as the 1921 Peters version. This painting is illustrated in Larry Len Peterson’s book, “Phillip R. Goodwin: America’s Sporting & Wildlife Artist” on p.239. Philip R. Goodwin (1882-1935)is known for his illustrations of hunting, fishing, and cowboy scenes, especially scenes featuring firearms. By the age of eleven, he had already sold his first illustrations to Collier’s magazine. He was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and the Art Students’ League in New York. He also studied with Howard Pyle in Pennsylvania. His works exhibit much of Pyle’s earnestness and discipline. Goodwin produced many notable pictures, the subject matter always being very convincing and dramatic in color. In his early twenties, he established a studio in New York and met Charles Russell, whose paintings provided a great influence on Goodwin’s work. This is seen not only in Goodwin’s use of bright, vivid colors, but also in the romanticized subject matter. Goodwin’s pictures were published in The Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s Monthly and Weekly, Outing, Scribner’s, and Everybody’s magazines, in addition to calendar subjects for Brown & Bigelow, advertising for Winchester including their famous Horse/Rider logo, Marlin, and Remington/Peters Company. He also illustrated African Game Trails for Theodore Roosevelt and Jack London’s Call of the Wild. This is a unique and rare opportunity to own a sporting classic that has never been offered for sale to the public. SIZE: Canvas 32″ x 42″. Frame 35″ x 45″. PROVENANCE: A copy of the 1983 Remington calendar will accompany this lot as will a notarized statement of provenance from the consignor. CONDITION: Generally excellent. 4-42712 WD5 (75,000-100,000)

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2048

SCARCE WINCHESTER SINGLE W CARTRIDGE BOARD. Fine scarce board with 142 cartridges placed on the board in the shape of a large “W”. Dimensions of the board are 42-1/2″ x 29-1/2″ image size in its orig oak frame with gold gesso lining which is 51″ x 37-1/2″. The board image is printed on wood grain cardboard with art vignettes, one by A.B. Frost in the left wing of the “W” which consists of a hunter and Indian guide in Hudson Bay Co. blanket coats. The right wing of the “W” depicts a Frederic Remington style vignette of a cowboy using an 1873 or 1876 rifle shooting, using his dead horse as a barricade. The bottom center depicts two hanging ducks. Top center of the board has the large red & gold “WINCHESTER” logo. The cartridges include 10 shot shells. There are six orig glass top primer & cap boxes along with 10 bullets. The rare 70-150 cartridge at the top center is original. Unfortunately the large #4 paper shot shell and the “Sectional” paper shot shell at the top left are broken, otherwise the cartridges are all intact and are orig cartridge board dummies. The entire board vignettes & cartridges have either been lacquered many years ago or the board hung in an environment with heavy smoke. Otherwise this is an extremely fine board. CONDITION: Very fine. There are a couple of minor nicks on the board with only one affecting the left A.B. Frost vignette. The others are minor and around the edges. The gold gesso lining has a couple of minor chips but is reasonably intact. The oak frame is solid and retains most of its orig varnish. The orig paper backing and Winchester label are yellowed but intact except for a couple of places where cartridges have been rewired. This is a fine board suitable for most any collector’s gun room. 4-42207 JR192 (15,000-25,000)

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2048A

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 SINGLE W CARTRIDGE BOARD. Fine scarce board with 142 cartridges placed on the board in the shape of a large “W”. Dimensions of the board are 42-1/2″ x 29-1/2″ image size in its orig oak frame with gold gesso lining which is 51″ x 37-1/2″. The board image is printed on wood grain cardboard with art vignettes, one by A.B. Frost in the left wing of the “W” which consists of a hunter and Indian guide in Hudson Bay Co. blanket coats. The right wing of the “W” depicts a Frederic Remington style vignette of a cowboy using an 1873 or 1876 rifle shooting, using his dead horse as a barricade. The bottom center depicts two hanging ducks. Top center of the board has the large red & gold “WINCHESTER” logo. The cartridges include 10 shot shells, one of which, the #12 Rival, is missing and the #10 brass shell is probably a replacement. There are six orig glass top primer & cap boxes along with 10 bullets. In addition to the shot shells missing there is also a Winchester 45-90 cartridge, a 38 S&W blank, a 30 Long Rimfire and a conical BB cap cartridge missing. The rare 70-150 cartridge at the top center of the “W” is a reproduction. The 45 Sharps 3-1/4″ cartridge has an orig live cartridge case in place of the dummy cartridge. Reverse of the board still has its orig heavy paper covering and paper Winchester label. CONDITION: Very good to fine. The orig board is lightly to moderately soiled & faded but may clean much brighter. There are water streaks through the right side vignette with another water streak in the left vignette. Cartridges appear to be orig with light to moderate oxidation, never having been polished. Frame is fine and sound, probably cleaned a long time ago and retains orig finish. 4-42718 JR191 (6,000-10,000)

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2049

LOT OF THREE EARLY BOXES OF RIFLE & REVOLVER CARTRIDGES. 1) Full box of Remington UMC 44 Henry Rimfire cartridges. Box has a green label with black printing and a red & white logo along with the line drawing of a “44 Henry Flat / Model 1866” cartridge. Box has a green paper band around the outside with black lettering and red & white logos. One top end flap is a replacement and three of the four corners of the top and one on the bottom are taped. 2) Rare full box of U.S. Cartridge Company caliber 44 centerfire cartridges with tan & black top label marked “CENTRAL FIRE METALLIC CARTRIDGES / FOR / COLT’S NEW BREECH-LOADING / ARMY REVOLVER”. Box has a pale blue with black lettering band. 3) Box of Winchester 45 S&W cartridges containing 47 rds. Box has a medium green label with black lettering and the line drawing of a cartridge marked “45. S.&W.” and is overstamped in large red letters “SCHOFIELD”. Box has an orange label with black lettering. CONDITION: 1) Box as noted above shows edge wear and moderate soil. Ammunition is clean & bright with oxidized bullets. 2) Box shows heavy edge wear but is completely intact. Top label has a few wear spots and is moderately soiled & yellowed. Band is missing portions from both ends but is reasonably intact. Ammunition is crisp & clean with bright brass and non-oxidized lead bullets. 3) Box has tape on one top edge and shows light edge wear with moderate soil. Lid has four broken corners with one end flap detached but present. Bottom has three broken corners and a break on the edge of one end but all writing is intact. Ammunition is clean with large copper primers and clean lead bullets. 4-42274 JR158 (2,500-4,000)

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2050

LOT OF 17 BOXES OF RIFLE & REVOLVER CARTRIDGES, TWO BOXES OF BULLETS, NINE CAP TINS, BOX OF PRIMERS, A SLEEVE OF GOLDMARK’S CAPS AND AN ORIGINAL PAPER SLEEVE FOR 2,000 ELEY BROS. CAPS. 1) Three boxes of Union Metallic and U.S. Cartridge caliber 38 Long with line drawing of Colt Lightning on top label. 2) One full sealed box and one empty box of Winchester 41 caliber cartridges for the Colt Thunderer. Boxes have the line drawing of an early Colt Thunderer on the top label. 3) Two boxes of 41 Short Centerfire cartridges, one Winchester with green label & orange band marked “COLT’S” on top and the other by Remington UMC with blue label and band. 4) One box of Remington UMC 45 Colt cartridges with yellow top label and red band on a round corner plaid box. 5) One box of Remington dog bone 45 Colt cartridges sealed with brown paper band stamped “BLACK POWDER STEMBRIDGE GUN RENTALS”. These are blank cartridges for use in the movies. 6) One box for 44 caliber Winchester cartridges with green label marked “WINCHESTER RIFLE MODEL 1873” with a line drawing of a cartridge. 7) Appears to be a full box of Winchester 40-60 cartridges, 2-pc box with green top label and orange band. 8) Rare empty 20-rd box by Winchester marked on green top label “CARTRIDGES FOR MODEL 1886 45-85 / WINCHESTER REPEATING RIFLE”. 2-pc box with green & black side label. 9) Appears to be full box of Winchester 44 Smith & Wesson Russian ammunition with 2-pc box and red & black label. 10) Scarce full sealed box of Robin Hood caliber 38 S&W shot cartridges with wooden sabot. Box has full wrapped purple label with white lettering and a line drawing of a cartridge on top. 11) Full sealed box of Remington UMC 38 Long Colt cartridges. Round corner plaid box with buff colored top label & band. 12) Scarce box of UMC Sharps rifle cartridges, caliber 40-70 Straight, 10-rd box with green & black top label. Edge is sealed with brown paper tape. 13) Partial box of Winchester 32 S&W cartridges, green label, orange band with Smith & Wesson Breaktop Revolver pictured on top label. 14) Box of 25 Winchester lead bullets, 255 grain 38 caliber for the 38-55 rifle. Square box with pale green label and green side label with red “W”. 15) Full sealed box of 100 Remington UMC 75 grain 25 caliber bullets with medium green full wrapped label. 16) Nine tins & boxes of percussion caps & primers, four small lacquered tins of Eleys caps and one 250 count lacquered tin of Eley’s caps, one 500 count tin of Kynock caps with bare tin container that has green & black top label, sealed tin of Kynock Berdan primers with orange top label & band dated “1881”, tin of Union Metallic Berdan primers with orange & black label and paper container of Hicks caps. 17) Heavy paper sleeve containing two cardboard tubes with Eley Bros. green & black label on one end marked “2000 CAPS”. 18) Heavy paper wrapped container of ten cardboard boxes of Goldmark’s caps with Winchester label on one end. 19) Box of 100 Winchester No. 2-1/2 Improved Primers with full red label. CONDITION: 1) Two are sealed, one is open, all are full with moderate wear & soil. 2) The sealed box is crisp & clean showing little or no wear or soil, sealed in plastic. The open box is intact but worn & soiled. 3) The Winchester box shows moderate to heavy wear & soil with a nick in the top on one end and a minor part of the band missing. The Remington UMC box shows moderate to heavy wear missing about half of its band and shows moderate soil. 4) Box appears to be open but full showing light wear and missing part of the band on one end with light soil, sealed in plastic. 5) Very fine. Light wear on one corner, sealed in plastic. 6) Poor. Mouse damage to bottom and one edge. Band is mostly intact with heavy soil. 7) Fine. Bottom edge open on one end. Bright colors with little or no soil. 8) Poor. Water damage, foxing & mold with heavy soil and edge wear, missing part of one end flap. 9) Fair to good. Box is open, label shows moderate wear and fading, otherwise appears to be intact. 10) Very fine. Label is faded but completely intact with little or no damage. 11) Good. Edges show light wear with minor fading & soil. Box is sealed in plastic. 12) Label shows moderate wear with light soil, otherwise box appears to be intact. 13) Box is fine. Shows little wear & light soil. Ammunition is fine. 14) Good. Top label faded with moderate soil, box is sealed. 15) Very fine plus. Very little wear or soil. 16) Tins are in generally good to very good condition, most are missing parts of their labels & bands except the 1881 Kynock tin whose label & band are about 80% intact. 17) Fair to good. Label is broken and missing about 10%, wrapping is mouse chewed and moderately soiled. 18) Very good to fine. Slight water stain on paper wrapping, bottom tape is open but all ten containers are present. Label is lightly faded & soiled. 19) Label is moderately faded with light soil. 4-42274-1 JR159 (4,000-5,000)

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2051

RARE AND DESIRABLE TIN LITHO WINCHESTER ADVERTISING SIGN. One of the most appealing of all Winchester tin ads is this classical image orig painted by the famous sporting and trompe-l’oeil artist of the 19th century, Alexander Pope. This advertising sign illustrates a collage including hanging dead mallards from moose antlers with Winchester carbine and pump shotgun together with other hunting accessories. “We recommend and sell Winchester cartridges and guns” blazed across the bottom. SIZE: 30″x36″ CONDITION: Minor scratches and some small surface rust spots scattered on the surface of the sign. The sign may have a protective coating of shellac or varnish? Colors are vibrant. A fabulous addition to a game room or the Winchester display room. 4-31642 JJ30 (4,000-6,000)

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2052

RARE AND IMPORTANT ORIGINAL ARTWORK FOR ONE OF THE MOST DESIRABLE OF ALL WINCHESTER SHELL BOXES, THE RIVAL “CHRISTMAS BOX”. This extraordinary lot includes the original artwork for the most coveted of all Winchester cartridge boxes, the Winchester Rival “Christmas Box”. This very rare lot consists of two original hand-painted panels that were used as the artwork for the coveted Winchester “Christmas Box”. The panels include the most important of all, the cover boldly embellished at the top “WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, USA 100 RIVAL PAPER SHOT SHELLS WATERPROOFED”. The image depicts a hunter in the background with two pointers on point in the foreground. The artwork, particularly of the dogs is superb. Beneath this is one of the side panels of this very same box which depicts a group of shooters apparently shooting Blue Rock. Both panels are matted and framed in a simple frame. SIZE: Both panels are matted and framed in a simple frame. (Larger) 8″h x 8″w. (Smaller) 8″h x 2-3/4″w. (Measurements by sight for the panels only.) CONDITION: Overall framed piece 11-3/4″w x 15-1/2″h. Some flecking on the bold red lettering of “WINCHESTER” and “RIVAL”. Otherwise, both panels appear to be very fine 4-42105 JDJ (3,000-10,000)

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2053

SCARCE VITROLITE HARPER’S WHISKEY ADVERTISING SIGN. Attractive and colorful I.W. Harper Whiskey adv sign with fantastic sporting scene. This clever idea for an advertising featured an image on glass, which when placed in front of a light bulb, created a spectacular colored image. Bearskin, early fishing rods, shotgun, rifle pointer Harper whiskey jug, and all other manners of appropriate hunting camp accouterments & necessities. Titled at bottom, “Here’s Happy Days”. ” Copyright 1909 by Bernheim Distillery & Company”. SIZE: Approx. 17-1/4″ x 23-3/8″ (w/out frame) CONDITION: Small drilled hole in extreme upper right corner of sign, otherwise appears orig & in very good cond. 4-31659 JJ50 (1,250-2,250)

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2054

*EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED DELUXE MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN MARLIN LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH EXTRAORDINARILY RARE BIRD’S EYE MAPLE STOCK. SN 225353. Cal. 30-30. Spectacular Marlin rifle with 24″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with large loop Lyman tang sight. Takedown locking cam has the medium length feature. Rifle is mounted with phenomenal rare uncheckered bird’s eye maple wood with serpentine grip buttstock and classic Marlin crescent steel buttplate. Buttstock is correctly numbered to gun. Receiver is “5-4” engraved by Conrad Ulrich which consists of the large oval vignette of a standing “Hartford” stag in a forest scene on left side and a grizzly bear over his kill in a forest scene on right side. These vignettes are most unusually surrounded by artistically empty decorative panels which are themselves surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top left edge of receiver is factory inscribed in period script “D.M. Hazleton” and the top flat of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Engraving patterns extend over the top front of the receiver, back of hammer slot, bottom front of receiver, sides of lever and takedown ring with matching patterns on buttplate tang. Light engraved patterns also extend over the exposed flats of the bbl over chamber area. Side & rear end of bolt are engraved to match and there are various border patterns around the engraving. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle as a takedown in caliber 30-30 with 24″ oct bbl, shipped June 18, 1901. This is a typical Marlin letter which almost never mentions any extras. Unfortunately neither work shop or order records for Marlins have never been found. According to the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy, bird’s eye maple stocks were special order but “The few examples of bird’s-eye maple observed indicate that this type of wood was not the choice of many sportsmen.” CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a very minor tiny nick or two. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, moderately faded, stronger in sheltered areas especially on the left side. Lever retains strong case colors on sides and front recess with the balance fading to silver. Hammer retains strong bright case colors, faded to silver on top edge. Takedown ring & cam have silvered case colors as does the buttplate. Wood is sound with a few minor handling & use nicks & scratches and retains just about all of its orig factory varnish, slightly crazed on grip area and near the buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42247 (45,000-55,000)

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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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2055A

FINAL STYLE MARLIN NUMBER 2 BALLARD SPORTING RIFLE. SN 22593. Cal. 38 Long Rim and Centerfire. 30″ oct bbl with sporting rear sight with German silver blade sporting front sight. Left side of action marked “MARLIN FIRE ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CT. U.S.A./PATENTED, FEBRUARY 9, 1875./BALLARD’S, PATENT, NOV 5, 1861.” Schnable forearm and straight grip stock with steel crescent butt of black walnut. This exceptional sporting rifle is pictured on page 111 of “Ballard, the Great American Single Shot Rifle” by John T. Dutcher which lists gun as from Stephen Gordon collection and Provenance as Ed Kennedy, Neal Fisk. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains most of its orig blue mixing with spots of smooth patina. Action retains about 70% nicely bright case colors blending with intermittent patina. Sound stock and forearm with fine orig finish having light handling marks with small hairline cracks extending forward from right side of buttplate. Tight action with crisp mechanics. Very good bright bore. 4-42469 DS67 (4,500-8,500)

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2055B

MARLIN BALLARD TARGET RIFLE. SN 11559. Cal. 32-40 ? 30″ 1/3 Octagon to round unmarked bbl is fitted with scope mounting blocks. J. Stevens scope with post and dot reticle is in micrometer rings. Typical Ballard action is fitted with double set triggers and aftermarket nickel-plated spurred Schuetzen operating lever. Action is engraved with large shaded scroll with hart border and central circular renditions of bear on left side, and stag on right. Nicely marbled and figured stock with sculpted right hand cheekpiece and point pattern checkering, measures 13-1/2″ over heavy nickel-plated brass Schuetzen buttplate. Schnabeled forend is nicely checkered, a bit finer than buttstock, and is fitted with T-handled palm rest. Weight: 15 lbs. 2 oz. LOP: 13-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains most of its rust blue. Action is mostly gray brown patina. Stocks retain most of their varnish finish with many areas rubbed through, and numerous marks. Some plating has lifted on hooks of buttplate, and spurs of trigger guard. Scope retains 10 – 20% orig blue. Optics are slightly cloudy. Bore is excellent. Action is tight. Hammer won’t cock. Triggers set. 4-44098 MGM252 (4,000-7,000)

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2056

RARE & SPECTACULAR COLT DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 26. Cal. 45-100-470 Sharps (2.6″ case). Wonderful double rifle by Colt with 27-7/8″ drawn steel bbls with flat matted rib, dovetailed ivory bead hunting front sight and a slot blank in the rear seat. Rib is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”. Left bbl has left hand twist and right bbl right hand twist. Mounted with highly figured checkered Italian walnut with black insert schnable tip splinter forearm and Prince of Wales pistol grip stock with raised side panels 14″ over a smooth steel buttplate. Left side of buttstock is inlaid with a 2-3/8″ x 1-3/8″ oval silver plaque engraved in Olde English style block letters “Blair D. Taylor / U.S.A.”. Bottom of stock has an empty oval silver initial plate. Receiver is lightweight style manufactured specifically for the double rifle with fluted fences and dbl hammers. Lockplates are lightly engraved with fleur-de-lis patterns and the manufacturer’s name on both sides. Bottom of receiver & trigger guard are engraved with light geometric patterns as is the heel tang of the buttplate. Top of wrist is mounted with very early style tang sight with spiral knurled bbl that originally had a flip-out small peep which has been removed with the pin still in place. This sight is marked “PAT. MAY 6 / 84” and was probably installed at about the same time the rifle was made. According to an article by Raymond W. Barth, which appeared in the March 1933 American Rifleman, a copy of which accompanies this rifle, Blair D. Taylor was a Colonel (or more likely a Lt. Colonel) who was in the medical corps stationed in the west at the time of the Custer Massacre. Mr. Barth states that he purchased this rifle directly from Col. Taylor’s daughter who stated that her father had not used the gun in over 50 years. The article also states that Col. Taylor died about four years ago (before this article) at the age of 80. He also relates shooting it with 45-70 and 45-90 cartridges. Also accompanying is a copy of a picture of Col. Taylor in Indian Wars era uniform wearing the epaulets of either a Major or Lt. Colonel. Also accompanied by National Rifle Association Silver Medal #113 awarded to this rifle at the 1971 annual meeting. Medal is in its orig blue box with small wood base plastic stand and award certificate to Eldon J. Owens. Additionally accompanied by a copy of an article by Miguel Hughes which was presented at the 2010 annual Colt Collectors Association Convention. The article is entitled “Just a Pair of Doubles” and it is regarding Colt Double Rifles SNs “21” and “26”. In the article Mr. Hughes relates the history of Colt Double Rifles which is also found in The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson. Apparently the orig two Colt rifles SNs “293” and “397” were created on the heavier Model 1878 shotgun frame and were probably built in 1879 at the order of Caldwell Hart Colt, Samuel Colt’s son who first suggested the double rifle. After those two “prototype” rifles were produced and it was found they weighed in at around 13 lbs. a new receiver was designed specifically for the double rifle which reduced the weight to 9-1/2 to 10 lbs. and they were given their own serial range beginning with number “1”. It is generally believed that the double rifles known today were gifts to Caldwell Colt’s friends & associates but apparently were available on special order although there is only one known order for a double rifle and that is SN “26” being sold here. The highest known SN for a double rifle is “33” plus the two prototypes which brings the total to thirty-five. The referenced publication speculates that there were less than forty produced in the period 1879-1885. Additionally accompanying is a copy of a photograph of Caldwell Colt. This rifle was sold in October 2004 in the auction of The Eldon Owens Estate Collection by the Julia Auction Company. Information developed at that time disclosed that Blair Dabney Taylor was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1866, during the Civil War and fought at the Battle of New Market, 15 May 1864. After the war he finished his education, became a physician and spent the rest of his career as a Union military doctor. Apparently in about 1948 this rifle came into the possession of Mr. Fred P.L. Mills of Old Deerfield, Mass. which prompted him to conduct research on these rifles and in 1953 he published a 51-page booklet dealing with the information he learned. In the book Mr. Mills states that this rifle was made for a military officer who ordered it to shoot buffalo while stationed out west but was transferred to Atlanta before this could happen. Given the fact that Mr. Barth purchased this rifle in the Atlanta area gives a reasonably solid trail of provenance. Mr. Owens received “a Colt” under the provisions of Mr. Mills’ will and later, in 1962, Mr. Owens purchased the remainder of the estate. On the inventory of the estate collection this rifle was number one. PROVENANCE: Blair D. Taylor; Blair D. Taylor Family; Raymond W. Barth Collection; Fred P.L. Mills Collection; Eldon J. Owens Collection; Bob Everhart Collection; Miguel A. Hughes Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong orig rust blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and slight wear at the breech end of the bbls. Receiver retains about all of its orig case colors, mostly fading to silver with stronger colors in the most sheltered areas. Lockplates retain most of their orig brilliant case colors. Right hammer retains about all of its orig bright case colors with the left hammer fading to silver. Buttplate retains about 85% bright case colors showing wear around heel & toe. Wood is sound with a few light handling & use nicks & scratches with sharp edges around raised panels and checkering showing light diamond point wear and overall retains just about all of its orig hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Medal and other accompanying items are fine. 4-42282 JR170 (90,000-120,000)

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2057

VERY EARLY COLT MODEL 1878 HAMMER GUN “FANCY” GRADE WITH CASE. SN 210. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 31″ Very unusual pattern laminated/ Damascus bbls have broad concave rib engraved “Colt’s PT. F. A. Mfg. Co. Hartford Ct. U. S. A.” Rear lump is stamped with SN and “k”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “4 D”. Typical Colt top lever action with rebounding locks and nicely filed high spur hammers, is engraved with well cut scroll with floral and shell highlights surrounding vignettes of game birds and animals. Fox and flushing grouse (?) are on left lockplate; pointing dog and turkey (?) on right; rabbit nestled into meadow on trigger plate and a crane on trigger guard bow. Bottom of each lockplate is engraved “Colt’s PT. F. A. Mfg. Co.” on raised scrolled tablet. Dark, lightly marbled and slightly figured European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over engraved steel buttplate. 18 LPI checkering has scalloped pattern at grip and point pattern toward action. Matching splinter forend has ebony tip and typical Colt latch release. Bore diameter: left -.735, right -.738. Bore restrictions: left -.021, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -.026, right -.028. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 2″. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. LOP 14-3/8″. Leather trunk case has brass corners and central brass medallion on lid. Interior is lined with green cloth and contains 3-pc BGI cleaning rod, Hawksley crystal oil bottle, and some BGI loading implements. PROVENANCE: Colt factory letter confirming all specifications of this gun, being shipped on Jan. 9, 1880, with $15.00 worth of factory engraving, and fancy grade. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain nearly all of a professional re-brown over light pitting and staining, but giving excellent definition to the very fine and unusual patterning. Action retains a considerable amount of orig case hardening color, silvered on fences, and around bottom, with areas of cleaned oxidation, some of it fairly heavy. Lockplates retain 70% of their orig case hardening color, which is quite vivid. Trigger plate and top lever retain most of their orig charcoal blue. Trigger guard retains a considerable amount of its blue, but is mostly silver with some brown stains. Stocks retain most of their orig oil finish with numerous marks and rubs from handling and use over the years. Checkering is slightly worn. Bores are good, mostly shiny, with scattered light pitting throughout. Action is loose. Locks are crisp. Rear trigger is repaired blade. Case leather is still brown, with many marks, rubs, and abrasions. Handle is intact, but tired. Straps are missing. Interior cloth is good with numerous stains, and some rubs. Partitions are loosening, but intact. Accessories are good. 4-42452 MGM180 (10,000-15,000)

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2058

RARE AND DESIRABLE COLT MEDIUM FRAME LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION RIFLE WITH LONGER THAN STANDARD BARREL. SN 62270. Cal. 38 CLMR (.38-40). Exceedingly scarce 30″ full octagon bbl with folding tang mounted peep sight, open sporting rear sight and Marble’s No. 2 brass bead front sight. Medium frame action having the sliding breech cover without trigger guard mounted bolt lock switch. Checkered deluxe slide handle and straight grip stock of highly figured black walnut with crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by Colt Manufacturing Company letter stating: “Serial number: 62270 / Caliber: .38 CLMR / Barrel length: 30″ Octagon configuration / Finish: Blue / Type of Stocks: Wood / Shipped to: James Bown & Sons LTD. / Address: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania / Date of Shipment: November 3, 1891 / Number of Same Type Guns in Shipment: 1”. CONDITION: Fine as restored. 99% professionally restored blue with a few fine scratches and light marks. Hammer and buttplate have vivid restored case colors. Sound stock and forearm with exceptionally fine restored varnish finish having scattered light handling marks. Sharp finely re-cut deluxe checkering. Crisp mechanics. Good bore having strong rifling with some darkening in grooves and a few small spots of fine pitting. 4-42687 DS40 (3,000-5,000)

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2059

SPECTACULAR SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT COLT MEDIUM FRAME LIGHTNING RIFLE. SN SFP116. Cal. 44-40. 26″ rnd bbl with sporting rear sight with German silver blade sporting front sight. Standard 2-line bbl marking with Rampant Colt on left side receiver. Uncheckered 2-pc slide handle and straight grip stock with crescent steel buttplate of standard oil finished walnut. This historic rifle was made for the San Francisco Police Department, is number 116 of 400 produced. CONDITION: Very fine. Hammer retains 90% vivid case colors with other metal parts having 90-95% bright orig blue with scattered fine scratches. Fine orig stock varnish with moderate handling marks being heaviest on the forend and toe lines section of stock. Bright shiny bore and sound smooth action. 4-36680 DS57 (7,000-10,000)

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2060

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING RIFLED MUSKET. SN 2485. CAL 56. 31-3/16″ oct to rnd bbl three leaf flip up rear sight top flute of receiver is marked “COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. USA” 5 shot fluted cylinder, one of which is marked “PATENTED SEPT. 10TH, 1850”. Left side of receiver behind recoil shield is marked “COLTS PATENT/NOVEMBER 24, 1857”. Mounted with walnut stock, steel buttplate with trap door. Gun is iron mounted complete with sling swivels and small brass nosecap. Gun was not disassembled to check for matching serial numbers, however, external numbers visible all matched, and gun appears all original. This was a popular Civil War era rifle purchased by U.S. Government, and by private contract such as this gun with no government inspector’s marks. CONDITION: Fine overall. Bbl retains strong orig blue over 50% being bright and remainder thinning and turning plum with small areas of pin-prick pitting and light nicks and scratches. Bbl bands show some orig blue turning plum with scattered nicks and scratches. Frame, cylinder, and hammer show tiny traces of orig blue overall being brown/gray with scattered dings and scratches. Mechanics are only partially functional, hammer holds cock and half-cock, but cylinder does not turn when cocked. Bore exhibits very crisp distinct rifling. Buttstock is sound but a few minor nicks and dings. Forestock is sound and solid with a few large dents and dings, and a large sliver about 5″ long is missing from ramrod channel rear of front band. 4-44247 JS76 (6,000-8,000)

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2061

EXTRAORDINARY, FINEST OF ITS TYPE KNOWN IN THE WORLD, COLT RIMFIRE SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 403. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. Ejector housing is first type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” just forward of base pin. Mounted with a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with SN in back strap channel. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with short chambers for the rimfire cartridge and has a tiny “C” on rear face. Base pin is orig with dimpled ends. Hammer has the rimfire nose secured with two rivets with a rectangular notch in the frame. Hammer spring is orig with no roller groove and toe of butt strap has the heavy bevel as does the front end of ejector housing. SN was observed in usual places on frame, trigger guard, butt strap, bottom of bbl under ejector housing and cyl. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, there were about 1,800 of these rare revolvers produced in the period 1875-1880, which number also included 107 revolvers produced in caliber 22 utilizing 44 caliber frames. By the time these revolvers came to the market the centerfire cartridge was well established and very little demand for this ctg. was realized on the American market. Colt Firearms, being the enterprising company that it was, and seeing the declining market for rimfire ctg. arms, promoted these revolvers to areas of the world where the Henry & Winchester Model 1866 firearms were still in popular use. Therefore the vast majority of the factory rimfire revolvers were sold throughout Mexico and South & Central America. Of those, the vast majority were routinely altered in various manners, usually having their bbls shortened. In addition they saw hard & continuous service in every conceivable climatic condition with little or no maintenance and are rarely found today with any orig finish or grip let alone high orig finish. This revolver, by all accounts of some of the most notable & authoritative Colt Single Action dealers & collectors, is the single finest rimfire single action extant. PROVENANCE: George Lewis Collection; Fred Sweeney Collection; John Henry Hill Collection; Wes Adams Collection; David Kinsey Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 96-97% glossy orig factory blue with slight muzzle edge wear and some very minor, very light flaking. Ejector housing retains 95-96% glossy orig blue, thin around front edge and with some minor flaking. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their crisp, brilliant orig factory case colors with only light fading on the left recoil shield & loading gate. Top edge of hammer is lightly faded. Trigger guard retains about 92-93% glossy orig blue with front strap moderately flaked with some candy striping. Back strap retains about 85% orig factory blue, glossy & bright at top and mostly on butt strap. Center of back strap is somewhat thin with candy striping. Cyl retains about 90% glossy orig blue, strong & bright in flutes with some fine spots of rust, lightly flaked on outer diameter. Grip is sound with a very few, very minor light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with two small spots of pitting. Revolver appears to have been fired, possibly one cyl full with some light rust on cyl face. Chambers of cyl retain most of their strong orig factory blue with some light flaking. Bore also retains most of its orig factory blue. Screws are crisp and retain about all of their bright orig factory blue. This is a truly extraordinary opportunity to own the single finest known rimfire single action in the world. 4-36667 JR59 (175,000-275,000)

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2062

VERY RARE L.D. NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 121828. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL”. Mounted with 2-pc pearl grips with right side having an extremely fine, very detailed relief carved ox head probably carved by Mr. Nimschke himself. Revolver is engraved, again probably by Mr. Nimschke himself with about 60-65% coverage extremely well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with very finely shaded & punch dot background. The recoil shield & loading gate are engraved in sunburst patterns with spider web pattern centers. Top of back strap is engraved in a fan pattern with large sunburst circles. Top strap is engraved with a snake & dot pattern with very unusual large dots with smaller dots stamped in center. Matching dbl dot patterns are also found on the left & right recoil shields. The left side of the base pin boss and right side of the ejector rod housing boss are engraved in sunburst patterns with zig zag & dot patterns in bottom gullets. The foliate arabesque pattern engraving extends about 4″ up both sides of bbl with fine incised lines at the bbl root and snake & dot patterns surrounding the bbl address which terminate in Moorish zig zag pattern near front sight. Ejector rod housing is also engraved with zig zag Moorish & dot patterns in top gullet and outer radius is engraved in a snake pattern with very unusual tiny stamped 5-point stars. The back strap, butt strap & trigger guard are all engraved with zig zag Moorish patterns & dots. Cyl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns having fine punch dot background on lands between flutes and a chip & dot pattern near rear edge also with a fine incised border line. This beautiful revolver also has the rather unusual feature of a color case hardened hammer. All screws, trigger & base pin are fire blued. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 with 7-1/2″ bbl, finish “SOFT”, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Hartley & Graham, NY, NY on April 15, 1887 in a 4-gun shipment. Under remarks section it is reported “The word “soft” which appears with the finish indicates the frame and gate were not case hardened and these parts were left in a soft condition for outside engraving.” Also accompanied by a letter from renowned firearms authority, author & collector, John Malloy, wherein he verifies most of the above information and states, “In my opinion, one of the finest engraved black powder Colt Single Action Army revolvers I have seen.” Additionally accompanied by a 5-page letter from noted Colt authority, historian & author, R.L. Wilson, wherein he also verifies, in great detail, most of the above information and states that this revolver will be featured in an upcoming book on engraved Colt firearms that he is to publish. This revolver certainly qualifies as one of the finest & most rare engraved Colt Single Actions to come to market in recent years. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except cyl & grips which are unnumbered. Although they are unnumbered it is readily apparent that the cyl is orig to this revolver and grips are rare authentic Nimschke engraved and one of his finest examples. Overall retains virtually all of its strong orig nickel finish with some slight dulling on ejector rod housing, undoubtedly from simply laying on its right side. The screws, trigger & base pin retain virtually all of their bright fire blue and the hammer strong, bright case colors on sides & rear edge with top edge turned dark. Grips have a chipped right toe, otherwise are sound and retain great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered tiny spots of pitting. Revolver may have been fired, but if so, very little. Certainly one of the finest examples extant. 4-42390 JR11 (125,000-175,000)

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2063

EXTREMELY RARE PINCHED FRAME COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 36. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and it is mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip whose back strap channel is too soiled to see any numbers there. According to various publications there were probably fewer than 100 of these rare revolvers produced in serial ranges between 25 and 152 in the time before military contracts. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, probably fewer than 30 of these revolvers survive as of that writing. This exact revolver is pictured on p. 243 of The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, with credit to the Collection of Robert Q. Sutherland, Mr. Wilson’s original co-author of this book. The caption to the photograph states that this revolver had been sold to the Remington Arms Co. for ammunition testing. Contact with Remington Arms revealed no record of this revolver, which is not unusual under the circumstances. Remington did state, however, that very likely this revolver had been sold to the Union Metallic Cartridge Co. prior to that company merging with Remington. The caption to the photograph also states that the orig bbl & cyl had been replaced, having been worn through frequent firing. This contention is supported by the fact that the bbl & cyl are of substantially later vintage with block letter address on the bbl and without the SN on the bbl or cylinder. The top of the bbl, at the frame, has two tiny “P” proof marks with small “C” and “S” proof marks near the ejector housing stud. Ejector housing is 3rd type with what is probably the orig bull’s eye ejector rod head. The housing was necessarily changed to accommodate the screw stud on the new bbl. Close examination of the cyl discloses no trace of orig finish having the overall appearance of being in the white. The contention that this revolver was used in ammunition testing is readily verified by the fact that the top strap, just above forcing cone, is eroded very deeply and at this point is probably unsafe to shoot. Also the forcing cone of the bbl is cracked in several places which has allowed the extremely hot gases from firing to escape through these cracks and erode the frame in adjacent areas. This very rare single action is certainly historic in its rarity as one of the few survivors of its type but has the additional rarity of having belonged to a fabled ammunition company. PROVENANCE: Ex Sutherland Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 60% strong orig blue, mostly on bottom of bbl, thin over the top & left side. Frame retains 40-50% strong, bright orig case colors with the sides of the frame & recoil shields fading to silver. Hammer retains strong case colors on sides & rear edge with the top edge turned silver. Cylinder is a gray metal patina with sharp edges and scattered fine pitting. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with the front strap & back straps a blue/brown patina. Ejector housing retains about 75% glossy orig blue. Grip is sound with worn edges and slightly chipped toes and retains a dark oil stain with light handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine. 4-38847 JR65 (50,000-75,000)

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2064

FINE INDIAN WARS COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 55639. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and Ainsworth era block letter address that has two lines under the “O” in “CO”. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.” Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Grip frame is mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip that has the last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Left side of grip has a crisp “DAL” (Lt. David A. Lyle) inspector cartouche under the date “1880” and a crisp “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector cartouche on the right side. “DFC” initials are found on bottom of bbl, bottom of frame, cyl and bottom right edge of grip. Serial number was observed in usual places on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with last four digits of SN on bottom of bbl, under ejector rod housing and on cylinder. Base pin is orig with dimpled ends and hammer has a concave nose firing pin indicating that it was replaced probably after 1905 when the concave firing pin became standard. Prior to that date the firing pins had a straight tapered cone nose. The ejector rod spring is copper colored whereas it should be brass colored, which also indicates a later date replacement. This revolver falls within the 4th or 5th Contract of 1880 which combined total about 3,000 Cavalry Single Actions. There are records of this group having been issued to a variety of units including those on the frontier engaged in Indian fighting as well as several militia units. It is unclear to which unit this revolver may have been assigned but regardless it is still one of the finest Indian Wars period single actions to be found. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, with shipment date April 21, 1880 at the Colt plant to the U.S. Government Inspector in a 150-gun shipment. Also accompanied by a 2-page letter from noted Colt authority, historian & author, John Kopec, wherein he verifies some of the above information. This revolver is also somewhat a rarity in that it is escaped the recall of 1893 wherein thousands of Colt Cavalry Single Actions were returned to the arsenal and to Colt where their bbls were reduced to 5-1/2″ and they were completely refinished and today are usually found with mixed numbers. The fact that it did survive in orig configuration is testament to the probability that it was assigned to a high ranking officer who rarely ever carried it, if at all, or it may have been assigned to a militia unit where it was never used. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with only faint muzzle edge wear and a few very small scratches on left side. There are full, orig “feathers” on each side of the front sight and ejector housing stud. Ejector rod housing retains about 92-93% strong orig blue with wear only at the front end and a few scratches on the outer radius. Frame retains all of its orig case colors, bright & strong except on the recoil shield and loading gate which are moderately faded. Hammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors. Cylinder retains about 95% glossy orig blue with only sharp edge wear and a cyl indexing line. All chambers of cyl & bore retain virtually all of their orig factory blue indicating that this revolver is probably unfired. Trigger guard & back strap retain about all of their orig factory blue with some fine candy-striping on front strap, a little heavier on back strap with light wear at the heel. Grip is sound with a few very minor light bruises and retains virtually all of its orig factory oil finish with crisp cartouches & date. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. A truly fine example suitable for the most advanced collector or museum collection. 4-44108 JR130 (75,000-125,000)

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2065

FINE “DFC” INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 94754. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has the last four digits of SN in back strap channel and the “JEG” (Capt. John E. Greer) cartouche on left side under the date “1883” and the “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector cartouche on right side. The “DFC” initials are also found on bottom of bbl, frame, cyl and bottom left edge of grip. Trigger guard & butt strap have the “mystery” “G” inspector initial. Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. These Cavalry revolvers issued in the early 1880s were still produced during the Indian Wars and certainly could have seen service on the frontier. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig glossy blue, slightly thinned on left side with a small spot of rust. There are still strong “feathers” on either side of front sight and ejector rod stud. Frame retains most of its brilliant case colors, only slightly faded, turned silver on the highest outer diameter of the recoil shield & loading gate. Hammer retains virtually all of its orig case colors, slightly faded on both sides and rear edge, turning silver on top edge. Cylinder retains about 75% orig blue, strong & bright in the flutes, thin on outer diameter with a light indexing line. Chambers retain about 50% strong orig blue and the bore also about 50% orig blue. Trigger guard & back strap retain about 80-85% strong orig blue, candy striped on front strap, back strap & trigger guard. Grip is sound with a couple of small gouges and a few light nicks & scratches and retains a light hand worn patina. Ejector rod housing retains 75-80% orig blue, strong & bright in gullets with about 50% of outer radius a silver metal patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with one small area of very fine pitting. 4-42450 (35,000-50,000)

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2066

SCARCE 2ND CAVALRY AINSWORTH INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 4450. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configurations with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and script letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has SN in back strap channel and the outline and partially legible “OWA” (Orville W. Ainsworth) cartouche on left side. Right side cartouche is completely worn away. There is a small “A” stamped on bottom left edge of grip along with the top of back strap, cyl, bbl & trigger guard. Ejector rod housing is first type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and has the unusual feature of having the SN stamped in the left gullet just below the slot. According to Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, p. 18 lists 29 Ainsworth inspected revolvers with numbered ejector tubes. Page 234 of this publication, in table II-III, shows that this revolver would have been part of Lot 4 of 1,000 such revolvers that were received at Springfield in Jan. 1874 and shipped from Springfield on Jan. 31, 1874 to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Table II-V also shows that this lot of 1,000 revolvers were shipped to the 2nd Cavalry. The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is an incredibly historic & famous unit that was organized in 1836 by Pres. Jackson as the 2nd Regiment of Dragoons. They fought in the Seminole Wars in Florida, then were transferred to Texas where they served on the frontier against marauding Indians and local bandits. They then fought throughout the Mexican-American War and returned to Texas and participated in the early Indian Wars. Then to bleeding Kansas and afterward on to Utah for the war there. In Aug. 1861 they were re-designated the 2nd Cavalry and were transferred to the Eastern Theater of the U.S. where they participated in most major engagements throughout the American Civil War. At the end of the Civil War the regiment was reassigned to the Rocky Mountain West being mostly stationed in Wyoming & Montana where they participated in numerous major engagements with the Plains Indians and untold numbers of minor skirmishes. Some of their major engagements were the Powder River War, which occurred between 1866-1868 between the Northern Cheyenne, Arapaho & Lakota Sioux and the Army. This 2-year war included the Federman Massacre and several other major & minor skirmishes. Another fight was the Kidder Massacre in June 1867 wherein 2nd Lt. Kidder & Indian Scout and 10 enlisted men were ordered to take dispatches from Gen. Sherman to Custer but when they arrived at the designated area Custer had already left. Thinking that Custer had moved south they departed in that direction and were ambushed and all killed by a party of Cheyenne & Sioux warriors. In March 1876, Montana Territory, the 2nd was part of Gen. Crook’s Big Horn Expedition and participated in the Battle of Powder River. On March 16th Gen. Crook ordered 300 men and their officers to attack a large Indian village encamped on the Powder River. The village consisted of about 105 lodges with about 600 Northern Cheyenne, of which 225 were warriors, with an immense pony herd. The soldiers attacked with a pistol charge through the village but the commander of the force, Col. Reynolds, failed to support them with the remainder of his command and most of the warriors escaped as did the women & children. Several troopers were killed and Col. Reynolds was court-martialed and found guilty of negligence for his actions at the battle and after the battle. On June 17, 1876, Gen. Crook was advancing along the South Fork of Rosebud Creek when they were attacked by a large force of Lakota Sioux & Cheyenne warriors. Three troops of 2nd Cavalry under Capt. Noyes advanced toward the Sioux, along with other units of the 3rd & 5th Cavalry and engaged the Indians in what became a 6-hour battle in which the Indians finally quit the field allowing Gen. Crook to declare victory. The American forces and their Indian scouts had suffered heavy casualties so Gen. Crook ordered a withdrawal to Goose Creek to the South where he waited for reinforcements & supplies which ultimately led to his failure to support Custer at the Little Big Horn. While a 2nd Cavalry Colt may not be so glamorous as one connected to the 7th Cavalry under Custer, there can be little doubt that the 2nd Cavalry revolvers saw as much or more service in the Indian Wars as did the 7th Cavalry revolvers. The 2nd Cavalry remained on the frontier right up to the Spanish-American War and participated in numerous other smaller battles & skirmishes that are known only to history. That one of these 2nd Cavalry revolvers has survived intact in serviceable orig condition is truly a miracle. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including bbl, ejector housing, cyl & grip. Bbl retains traces of blue in the most sheltered areas, stronger under ejector housing. Frame retains dark case colors in sheltered areas being mostly a dark patina. Cyl is also a smooth dark brown patina. Grip frame is a matching smooth brown patina with traces of blue in the most sheltered areas. Hammer retains strong case colors on both sides. Grip is sound with moderate edge wear and shows a wonderful dark hand worn patina. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a very few small spots of pitting. 4-42638 JR50 (7,500-12,500)

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2067

AINSWORTH INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 10030. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line script address. Bottom of bbl has last four digits of SN under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is first type with bullseye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Grip frame is mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Left side of grip has the outline of a cartouche while the right side cartouche is worn away. SN was observed in the usual places, on the frame, trigger guard, butt strap with last four digits on the bbl, as noted, on cyl & grip. Tiny “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) inspector initials were noted on the trigger guard, back strap, cyl and bottom of bbl just above the base pin and forward of a tiny “P” inspector proof. Complete & orig early cavalry Colts are rarely encountered as many of those not destroyed in use were altered to artillery configuration in the recalls of the 1890s and early 20th century. PROVENANCE: Fred B. McDonald Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine, all matching including grip. Bbl retains 40-50% orig blue with balance mostly flaked, not worn to a medium patina with some wear around muzzle and very fine pitting around muzzle. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading to silver & gray elsewhere. Hammer colors are very strong on sides and rear edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of blue in most sheltered areas being mostly a gray patina. Cylinder retains plummy blue in flutes with outer diameter a smooth blue/brown patina. Ejector rod housing retains 60-70% blue, mostly in gullets with outer radius about 50% flaked & worn to a medium patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. 4-41403 JR101 (7,500-10,000)

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2068

NICE OAK DISPLAY CASE CONTAINING NINE SEALED PACKETS OF FRANKFORD ARSENAL CALIBER 45 REVOLVER CARTRIDGES FOR THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY. Beautiful display in a custom green velvet lined oak casing with screw attached Plexiglas cover. Case contains nine orig sealed packets of twelve Frankford Arsenal caliber 45 revolver cartridges dated “1873” (the first year), “1874”, “1875”, “1876”, “1877”, “1878”, “1879”, “1880” and “1881”. Finding one of these packets was not uncommon except for the 1873 & 1874 dates. But in today’s world, finding nine consecutive dated packets is quite a feat, involving many years of pounding gun show aisles and searching auctions. Specimens found are seldom seen in this condition. CONDITION: All nine packets appear to be completely or partially sealed with clear legible labels except for the 1877 packet which is slightly worn and the 1875 packet which is missing a small sliver of the paper covering. Altogether a very beautiful display. Case is fine. 4-42273 JR63 (10,000-15,000)

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2069

FINE COLT ARTILLERY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 55385. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight, 1-line block letter address and caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.” Ejector rod housing is third type with an earlier style bull’s eye ejector rod head and a tiny “K” at the front end, an inspector initial commonly found on refurbished artillery models. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that bears the “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector cartouche on right side below the date “1903”. The bbl has the last four digits of the orig SN “7503” overstamped with the assembly number “1044”. It also has a dbl “P” proof indicating military inspection. Cylinder retains the faint last four digits of SN “6942” with the ordnance sub-inspector initials “DFC” (David F. Clark) which indicates manufacturer as a Cavalry revolver in the 1880s. Frame also has the “DFC” sub-inspector initials and the trigger guard, SN 18609, has the sub-inspector initial “C” (A.P. Casey) which indicates that it was part of a Cavalry revolver manufactured in 1875 making it well within the range of the 7th Cavalry revolvers. Bottom edges of the grip are also stamped with the “RAC” sub-inspector initials. That the orig Cavalry revolver was returned to Colt for refurbishing and alteration to artillery configuration is readily apparent. It is also apparent that an orig Cavalry bbl was altered to its present length at some time in its past with the thick front sight relocated, the block letter address re-rolled and, inexplicably, the caliber marking rolled onto the left side of the bbl. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as found with bbl length and type of stocks not listed, shipped to Springfield Armory April 1, 1903 in a shipment of 100 same type revolvers. Also accompanied by a letter from noted Colt historian & author, John Kopec, wherein he verifies most of the foregoing information. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & cyl retain most of their strong Colt factory blue with high point & sharp edge wear. Frame & hammer retain brilliant case colors in sheltered areas with balance fading, turned gray on loading gate & outer edge of recoil shield. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong bright blue in sheltered areas turning gray on back strap & front strap. Butt strap retains strong bright blue. Grip is sound with moderate edge wear and a few light nicks & scratches and retains a fine hand worn patina. Screw slots show light evidence of having been removed but retain most of their orig blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42286 JR2 (9,000-12,000)

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2070

COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CUSTER RANGE BACK STRAP. SN 94315. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Bottom of bbl is unnumbered but has a tiny “P” proof and sub-inspector initials “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr). Frame has the sub-inspector initials “DFC” (David F. Clark). Trigger guard bears SN “54330” and the cyl is an unnumbered 1903 replacement with “RAC” sub-inspector initials on rear face. Back strap bears number “6572” and a tiny “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) sub-inspector initial at top of back strap. This SN falls within Lot 7 of Cavalry revolvers, some of which are documented 7th Cavalry issue and saw service with Custer at the Little Big Horn. In fact SN “6559” is a documented “rendered unserviceable at the Little Big Horn circa 1876”. Lot 7 revolvers are also known to have been issued to the 3rd U.S. Cavalry. The U.S. 3rd Cavalry Regiment saw service through the Mexican War, Civil War & Indian Wars. After the Civil War they were assigned to the Division of the Platte (Western Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana & the Dakotas). They participated in the battles before and after Little Big Horn and were particularly instrumental at the Battle of the Rosebud. It is therefore likely that the back strap of this revolver was originally part of a Cavalry revolver which saw extensive service throughout the Rocky Mountain West and the entirety of the Indian Wars whether with a U.S. trooper or captured by an Indian. Mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip that has the “RAC” cartouche and the date “1903” on the right side along with the “RAC” sub-inspector initials on both bottom edges. Right center front edge of grip has three small carved notches. Ejector rod housing is 3rd type with a bull’s eye ejector rod head and base pin is orig early style with dimpled ends. Front strap has a transverse grip locator pin hole where it was apparently mounted with 2-pc grips at some time in the past. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & cyl retain 85-90% glossy restored Colt blue with some slight thinning on left side of bbl and high points of cylinder. Chambers of cyl still retain most of their COLT blue. Frame retains smoky case colors, being mostly a gray patina. Hammer also retains smoky case colors, stronger on back edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with exposed areas a blue/gray patina and fine pitting on back strap. Ejector rod housing retains about 90% glossy Colt blue. Grip has a fine crack on left side at frame, otherwise is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains a smooth hand worn patina with traces of varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered spots of pitting. 4-44149 JR13 (6,500-8,500)

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2071

EXTREMELY RARE SAMUEL LOMBARD HART COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA HISTORY. SN 111703. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 4-13/16″ bbl that has a fine even round crown and relocated half moon German silver front sight with 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame is marked with 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.” overstamped with two hearts surmounted by two sets of “SL” initials. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of SN in back strap channel with “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector initials on the bottom left edge, also overstamped with a single heart and the “SL” initials. SN was observed in the usual three places on bottom of revolver with “DFC” sub-inspector initials on the frame and the “mystery” “G” inspector initial on trigger guard & butt strap. Bottom of bbl, under ejector rod housing, has the last four digits of SN along with the “DFC” initials and “P” proofs along with a tiny “G” proof near the ejector rod housing stud. Cyl also has last four digits of SN, “DFC” sub-inspector initials and a small “P” proof. Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and base pin is orig with dimpled ends. This extraordinarily rare Single Action Army revolver falls within the 9th Government Contract of 2,000 revolvers produced in the period August 1884 through January 1885. It is apparent that Mr. Hart, a gunsmith in Tombstone, AZ, a Civil War veteran and a Captain in the Wisconsin Infantry arrived in Tombstone in about May of 1880 and opened his gun shop. He remained in Tombstone on the voting rolls until about 1886. There are several other known firearms similarly marked by Mr. Hart, only two or three of which are Colt SAAs. It is beyond doubt that this revolver, along with the other two known specimens were part of the same Government Contract and were probably purchased by Mr. Hart either directly from Colt, or through a distributor for resale in his gun shop. The years of the middle-1880’s were extraordinarily violent & dangerous in that area of southern Arizona with numerous outlaw factions and Indians raiding throughout the area. It stands to reason that this Colt was purchased by an area resident for personal protection or by someone in law enforcement or even an individual on the other side of the law. Regardless of who owned it it is an extremely rare & desirable piece of history from the great American southwest. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45, bbl length & type of stocks not listed, blue finish and shipped to the U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt Factory on Oct. 24, 1884 in a shipment of 200 same type firearms. Also accompanied by a packet of several pages of correspondence between the consignor and a gentleman by the name of Atterbury from the 1974 period wherein they discuss two of these revolvers, one of which is this exact one and the other which belonged to Mr. Atterbury with the SN 112050 which was shipped Oct. 30, 1884 in a 150 gun shipment. Additionally accompanying are copies of a 5-page article by Mr. Atterbury which appeared in the December 1974 Gun Report wherein he discusses his S.L. Hart marked Colt Single Action and mentions this revolver. Also accompanying are two copies of muster rolls of Samuel L. Hart, Captain Company D, 41st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. They are dated 1864. Not only is this a rare single action it is a doubly rare & desirable western collectible suitable for even the most advanced collection or especially for an Arizona museum collection. PROVENANCE: Atterbury CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including grip & cylinder. Bbl retains 92-93% strong orig Colt blue with some slight thinning on left side. Ejector rod housing also retains about 92-93% strong orig blue, slightly thinned on outer radius. Frame retains strong case colors in the gullets & sheltered areas fading to smoky colors elsewhere. Screws retain generous amounts of orig blue and the hammer most of its very strong case colors. Cyl retains 70-75% thinning orig blue with sharp edge & high point wear. Trigger guard & back strap retain 85-90% strong orig blue with candy striping on front strap & trigger bow and some light thinning on back strap. Base pin retains much orig blue. Grip is sound with light edge wear and retains most of its orig oil finish with crisp markings on bottom left edge. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. May have been fired but there is no evidence as the bore retains strong orig blue and the chambers most of their orig blue. 4-42246 JR14 (25,000-35,000)

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2072

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED COLT SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 117011. Cal. 45 Colt. Rare fluted frame Sheriff’s Model with 4″ (actually 3-7/8″) bbl with slightly thinned front sight and 2-line address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the left front web of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL”. Revolver is engraved by Cuno Helfrecht in foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Frame has nearly full coverage with a zig zag border around rear edges and recoil shields. Left recoil shield and loading gate are engraved in Mr. Helfrecht’s sunburst pattern and the front gullets are engraved in snake patterns with very unusual tiny Maltese cross stampings. Each side also has a small half sunburst. Bbl is engraved on both sides with matching foliate arabesque patterns and there is a dbl line geometric pattern around the address. Top of back strap is engraved in a fan pattern with geometric patterns down the back strap, on the butt strap & trigger bow. Cylinder is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes with a snake & large dot pattern at rear edge. Revolver is mounted with a beautiful custom 1-pc pearl grip made in the orig style with two slabs of fine pearl attached to a wood spacer. Back strap channel has the number “6212” on the wood spacer. Accompanied by three different dated factory letters to three different parties with all three letters furnishing exactly the same information, identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 4″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, factory engraved and shipped to Schoverling, Daly & Gales, New York, NY on Jan. 12, 1886 in a 1-gun shipment. The earliest dated letter (1974) is to a gentleman whose address was Tallulah, Louisiana. If, in fact, Louisiana is where this fine single action was discovered it would explain the lack of orig finish. Also accompanied by a 3-page letter from renowned Colt authority, author & collector, Ron Graham, who completely authenticates this revolver as an original factory Sheriff’s Model with fluted frame. Mr. Graham states that research of the factory records has disclosed that there are only nine known factory engraved blue finished Sheriff’s Models, seven of which had 4″ bbls. He also states that it is not unusual to find a Colt Single Action whose bbl does not measure to the exact inch or half inch. He refers to this revolver as “The Four Aces” Sheriff’s Model. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, there were probably fewer than 1,000 Sheriff’s/Storekeeper Model ejectorless single action revolvers produced in the pre-WWII period. Of those very few pieces he estimates that approx. 350 or about 35% were of the fluted frame variety as found here. Page 370 of this publication states that about 40 of the production of Sheriff’s Models were factory engraved and as of the writing of the book only 18 were known and lists this revolver by serial number. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being an overall dark attic patina with fine surface pitting and some nicks & dings to the bottom of the bbl. Grip is sound with good edges and lots of fire & color. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-40351 JR3 (25,000-35,000)

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2073

RARE COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 123373. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” etched panel on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Left front web of trigger guard is marked “44 CAL” and bottom of bbl is stamped “44” under base pin. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has the SN in back strap channel. The frame of this revolver was produced in 1887 but it was not shipped until 1899. When it was produced the 3-line patent dates were the frame marking of that period and is referred to as the Type-two format. On April 29, 1890 Colt was able to trademark the “Rampant Colt” and by SN 135280 this new trademark was being applied to the left side of the frame. At about SN 135600 Colt then changed the patent date format to the Type-three which consisted of the 2-line 3-date format. There were apparently only about 350 single actions that received the Type-two, 3-line date format and Rampant Colt trademark during this short period. These few revolvers are known as the Variation of 1890. This information was extracted from Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, on p. 412. One can speculate that this revolver, although produced three years earlier, was probably finished during this short run in 1890 and languished in storage until an order came through in 1899. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 44 with 4″ bbl, wood stocks, nickel finish and shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on May 13, 1899 in a 20-gun shipment. Also accompanying is a copy of a page from an unknown publication which lists nine pictured Colts, one of which, #4, is SN 123372 which is virtually identical to this revolver but with hard rubber grips. Additional information from the cited publication discloses that Mr. Cochran speculates that less than 1,000 ejectorless single actions were produced in all the period prior to WWII. He calculates that just under 50% of them had 4″ bbls, about 60% of them had standard black powder frames and about 68% of them were in caliber 45. He also speculates that about 30% had nickel finish. Additionally accompanying are seven copied pages from the April 8, 1950 edition of The Waterways Journal which details “The Life and Times of Capt. Fred Hornbrook, Now Residing in Cincinnati, Ohio”. According to consignor this fine Colt was purchased by John Kudlik, a well known university professor & arms collector, directly from the family of Capt. Hornbrook or from the person who did buy it directly from the family. According to the article, Capt. Hornbrook was a river Captain on various waterways of the Midwest & South for most of his adult life. He was born in 1872 in West Virginia near the banks of the Ohio River and began his riverboat career at age 19. The riverboat trade was his life continuously until about 1934 spending most of his time on the Ohio River from West Virginia to Pittsburgh to Louisville, Paducah, KY and Cairo, IL. He owned, leased & operated numerous packet steamers hauling freight & passengers. Also accompanying are four pages of the first board meeting of the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & Louisville Packet Company dated May 26, 1934. Mr. Hornbrook was elected President of the company. Consignor was told by Mr. Kudlik that Mr. Hornbrook carried this revolver in his pocket most of the time he was on the river. PROVENANCE: John Kudlik; Capt. Fred Hornbrook CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including grip, cyl & bbl are unnumbered. Overall retains most of its orig nickel finish with some slight losses on front edge of frame and wear on high points of recoil shield & loading gate. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear and a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch and half cock is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42264 JR12 (27,500-32,500)

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2074

DOCUMENTED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SURRENDERED BY ROBERT LEROY PARKER AKA BUTCH CASSIDY. SN 158402. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with very worn rampant Colt eagle hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a tooled single loop black leather high rise belt holster with thumb strap marked on the back “A.W. BRILL / MAKER / AUSTIN, TEX.” Mr. Brill was in business in Austin 1887-1911. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 with 4-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish and rubber grips shipped to J.F. Schmelzer & Sons, Leavenworth, Kansas on Jan. 30, 1895 in a shipment of five guns. The fact that this revolver was shipped to the Schmelzer Company is very important in that they were the only suppliers to the Ashley Hardware Store in Vernal, Utah which was the “gateway” to the Robbers’ Roost frequented by the “Wild Bunch” which included Butch Cassidy and Harry Longabaugh, the Sundance Kid. The timing of the manufacture and delivery of this revolver is significant in that this was almost exactly the same time that Butch Cassidy was sentenced to the Wyoming State Penitentiary in July 1894 and was released after only 1-1/2 years which would have been in late 1895. The inside of the right grip is hand scratched “22-148” or “22-14.8” and “213”. An account in a letter by someone acquainted with Butch Cassidy said that he referred to the grip as his “bank” which has led to endless speculation as to where a hoard of stolen loot may be buried or hidden. Robert LeRoy Parker was born April 13, 1866 in Beaver, Utah and grew up on a small ranch in Circle Valley, Utah and growing up was called “LeRoy” then later “Bob”. In 1884 when he was 18 he left home bound for Colorado and it was shortly after that he fell in with some bad characters and began what would become a legendary life of robbing banks, stagecoaches and trains. Although Cassidy was suspected of many crimes and charged with a few it wasn’t until the 1894 conviction for stealing a horse that he was sentenced to jail for the only time in his life. The gang he supposedly led and ran with made their headquarters in Brown’s Park, Utah, and in the maze of canyons in the mountains known as Robbers’ Roost the nearest settlements to Brown’s Park was Vernal, Utah and Rock Springs, Wyoming was 75 miles while Hahn’s Peak, Colorado, was nearly 100 miles. It is very logical then to assume that when Butch Cassidy was released from prison that he would head back to Utah and likely would have stopped at the hardware store in Vernal where he purchased this single action Colt. There are numerous reports, some of which accompany this revolver, from associates and people who were personally acquainted with Butch Cassidy who relate that he wore his nickel plated Colt in a shoulder holster under his coat giving credence to the fact that the grips on this revolver are worn equally, left & right, whereas most Colts that were worn in a hip holster show wear primarily on the outside grip, which, in most cases is the right side. A letter relating a conversation with Charlie Hanks relates that when he was about 12 or so he saw Butch Cassidy wearing a nickel plated Colt in a shoulder holster under his vest and he specifically remembered the eagles on the grips. Once Mr. Cassidy, who occasionally called himself George Cassidy, returned to Utah and Brown’s Park and Robbers’ Roost he resumed his old acquaintances and returned to the outlaw trail. He is documented to have been involved in several bank robberies until 1901 when he, Harry Longabaugh (Sundance Kid) and Longabaugh’s lady friend, Etta Place, departed for Argentina. Apparently intending to “go straight” they began ranching in Cholilo, Province of Chubut, Argentina in Oct. 1901. Apparently ranching in Argentina was not very successful and he & Sundance went to work for a tin mine somewhere about 1908 where they worked until about 1909. This was about the time that Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid were allegedly killed by a squad of Bolivian soldiers after having allegedly robbed the tin company payroll. Butch Cassidy’s sister, Lula Parker Betenson, in her book Butch Cassidy, My Brother, a copy of which accompanies this revolver, states that in 1925 while she was at her home in Circleville, Utah, her brother Mark, who had been fixing fence out at their ranch, drove in with someone in a new black Ford touring car. She states that when the other person dismounted from the car she saw that it was her brother “Bob” who her father called “LeRoy” when he introduced the stranger. She states that it was her brother, Robert LeRoy Parker who had finally come home for a visit. She relates that he told her that after he & Sundance were supposedly killed in Bolivia and that they had planned to leave South America anyway, they decided to split up and meet later. Robert related that he was stung by a scorpion and his leg swelled up so that he couldn’t travel and it was several weeks before he was able to leave and had missed his rendezvous with Sundance and didn’t see him again for many years until much later in Mexico when Etta Place approached him in a bar in Mexico City when Etta Place approached him and invited him over to their house for a visit which was the last time he saw the Sundance Kid. Mrs. Betenson relates that when Robert was asked about the men who were killed in Bolivia by the soldiers he related that the bodies were identified by Mr. Percy Seibert who was the boss at the tin mine and whose life Robert said that he had saved on more than one occasion. She relates that Robert figured that Mr. Siebert had done them a favor because they had both related how they wanted to go straight and figured that Mr. Siebert was giving them a chance. In late 1899 Butch Cassidy, tiring of the outlaw trail and learning that there was a possibility of a pardon, approached Sheriff Parley P. Christensen, the Sheriff of Juab County, Utah (1897-1904). As a token of good faith Cassidy turned over this revolver and a Winchester carbine to Sheriff Christensen which is documented on a “Justice’s Docket” form dated Jan. 2, 1900. The name on the docket is George Lee Roy Parker. A note on the bottom of the form states “Returned evidence to Nephi this date. Submitted in good faith, Colt 158402 and Winch. 44-40 carbine rifle 64876 turned in by Sheriff Parley Christensen / no action / picked up by Geo. Evans Nephi January 2, 1900.” A notation on the right side of the form states “Go to Salt Lake with Sheriff Christensen to see Powers and Governor.” Also accompanying is a very old manila tag with cord which is only partially legible and appears to read “10-20-1899—P.P. Christenson / Cassidy Colt 158402 / Winch. Carb 64875” and what appears to be a signature below. It was after this incident where Gov. Wells declined to pardon Butch Cassidy that he returned to the outlaw trail. The volume of research compiled by E. Dixson Larson of Orem, Utah is enormous and far too voluminous to include in this catalog. There have been numerous accounts written about Butch Cassidy’s life and demise, most of which are pure speculation or fabrication. It is likely that Lula Parker Betenson’s account in her book is the most reliable. As regards this revolver there can be no doubt that this is “THE” revolver turned in by Butch Cassidy AKA Robert LeRoy Parker AKA George Lee Roy Parker and a variety of other aliases. PROVENANCE: Robert LeRoy Parker AKA Butch Cassidy; Parley P. Christensen; E. Dixson Larson Collection. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl retains 60-70% strong orig nickel with the balance a light metal patina. Most unusually both sides of the muzzle show heavy wear as does the end of the ejector rod housing which lends credence to the statements by eye witnesses that Butch Cassidy wore this revolver in a shoulder holster which would have caused wear from continuous rubbing under the arm. Frame retains traces of orig nickel being mostly a gray/brown patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of nickel in sheltered areas also being a smooth gray/brown patina. Cylinder retains traces of nickel in some of the flutes with dark plum patina in the flutes and mostly is a gray/brown patina. Grips are sound showing extreme wear, even on both left & right. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. Holster shows moderate to heavy wear and is completely sound. Thumb strap is a replacement. 4-44151 JR185 (200,000-250,000)

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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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2076

*FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 333587. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. Mounted with fine 2-pc pearl grips with a large relief carved Mexican eagle on left side. The heel of both grips are chipped with a gold filler in left heel. SN was observed in three places on bottom of revolver with last four digits on rear face of cylinder. Revolver is engraved by Cuno Helfricht with about 40% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. A nearly identically engraved single action is pictured on p. 300 of Colt Engraving, Wilson. Top of back strap, left recoil shield & loading gate are engraved with light sunbursts. Left side of bbl boss on frame & ejector rod housing boss are engraved with hunter stars. Top strap is engraved with snake & dot patterns and the top gullet of ejector rod housing is engraved in a snake pattern. Cyl is engraved with light arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and has a light snake pattern around rear edge. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found in 45 Colt with 4-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish, pearl stocks and factory engraved, shipped to Stauffer, Eshleman & Co., New Orleans, LA, c/o: A.J. Anderson Co., Fort Worth, TX on Aug. 17, 1916 in a 2-gun shipment. Also accompanied by a hand written note from consignor stating that this revolver has never been offered for sale publicly or privately until the consignor purchased it from the family of the person who had purchased it new. He states that the revolver was initially purchased by a Mr. Atkinson who worked for the railroad in Waco, TX and bequeathed it to his daughter of Gatesville, TX. Her husband’s name was Thomas R. McClellan who was a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral with a long Texas history dating back to Coryell County, TX to at least 1864. This then will make the purchaser of this revolver only its third owner from 1916. Very likely some minor historical research around Gatesville & Coryell County, TX will produce additional historical information on Mr. Atkinson and the McClellan Family. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered and probably were added by the owner in Texas. Overall retains about 95-96% strong orig nickel finish with light holster wear on left side of bbl and left edge of muzzle with some light wear on front sight, otherwise shows little evidence of having been fired. Revolver is not solid in half cock notch and the safety notch is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-38717 JR10 (25,000-35,000)

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2077

CASED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH CALCUTTA CONNECTIONS. SN 14867. Cal. 450 Boxer. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and script letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL / B”. Ejector rod housing is 1st type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Mounted with nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing & cyl also have last four digits of SN. Bbl & cyl are British proofed. Base pin is a modern replacement without dimpled ends. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, only about 729 Colt Single Action Army revolvers were produced in this caliber. Accompanied by an English oak casing with empty brass medallion in the lid. Inside lid has “COLT’S PATENT FIRE-ARMS MANUFACTURING CO.” Pall Mall address label with red overstamps and what is probably Indian ink script. In addition there is a Manton & Co., Calcutta label over the right end of the Colt label. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a pewter Dixon oil bottle, an L-shaped screwdriver and an all metal wire cleaning rod with a covered compartment in the right rear. Inside lid of covered compartment is written in period inked lettering “1125 / 14867”. It is likely the “1125” number is an inventory number or perhaps a price with the other number being the SN of this revolver. Left front part of case has a wood cartridge board with 24 holes for 45 caliber cartridges and also a spacer block underneath to accommodate the shorter 450 Boxer cartridge. The block contains two orig English 450 Boxer cartridges. Given the above information this almost certainly was the side arm of either Indian royalty or perhaps a British officer on duty in India. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 60-70% glossy orig Colt blue with balance flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Frame & hammer retain about all of their strong orig factory case colors, somewhat faded on recoil shield & loading gate. Cylinder retains 75-80% orig blue, strong & bright in flutes, thinning on outer diameter with a few spots of rust in the flutes and a light drag line. Grip frame retains most of its orig factory blue, slightly thinned on front strap, a little more thinned on back strap, dark & strong in sheltered areas. Grip is sound showing light edge wear and a few minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig strong factory varnish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Revolver has seen very little use, retaining most of its orig blue in chambers of cyl and generous amounts of orig blue in the bore. Case is sound with usual storage & handling nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded & lightly soiled with the labels inside lid turning yellow with some rust stains & cartridge head impressions. Bottom shows damage from the front sight & hammer spur with a moth hole in bottom, otherwise is intact. Accessories are fine. 4-36688 JR32 (8,000-12,000)

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2078

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH TEXAS HISTORY AND WOLF & KLAR ENGRAVING. SN 353418. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full thick front sight and 2-line address with left side of bbl roll marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. Serial number was observed on bottom of frame and right side of front & back straps, under the grip. Mounted with fine 2-pc pearl grips that have a large raised carved ox head with ruby or garnet eyes on right side. Revolver has a 40-50% coverage Wolf & Klar style zig zag engraving patterns on the frame, top strap, bbl & back strap. Cylinder is engraved to match. Engraving is through the nickel. Grips were undoubtedly supplied by Wolf & Klar. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 4-3/4″ bbl, nickel finish, type of stocks not listed, shipped to Wolf and Klar, Fort Worth, Texas on July 12, 1930 in a 3-gun shipment. Wolf & Klar was a major Colt distributor for Central Texas and employed a number of local engravers to do special order engraving for the local populace. Family legend states that the revolver initially belonged to R.A. Stuart who was a Texas state senator, a lawyer and for a brief time, a Texas Ranger. It was passed to R.A. Stuart, Jr. of Fort Worth and Paris, Texas who was an Air Force veteran and a rancher and from there to Jeb Robert Stuart of McKinney, Texas, who is a golf pro. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 92-93% strong orig nickel turned slightly milky with only slight holster wear on left edge of muzzle and tip of ejector rod housing. There is a small chemical spot on front of the frame. Grips have chipped heels and a small chipped right toe, otherwise area sound with great fire & color. Hammer is not solid in safety notch and half cock notch is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42716 JR131 (4,000-6,000)

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2079

*COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 244716. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 244716. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl, slightly altered front sight & roll-marked on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with a rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with replacement heavy stag grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver with type of stocks not listed and indicating shipment Feb. 18, 1904 to Krakauer, Zork & Moye, El Paso, TX in a shipment of one gun. It was returned to factory Oct. 29, 1907. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 92-93% glossy orig blue with muzzle edge wear and a spot of fine pitting on left side of muzzle. Frame retains 75-80% orig case colors, bright in sheltered areas, faded elsewhere. Frame screws retain most of their glossy orig blue. Hammer retains 60-70% faded case colors. Cylinder retains about 90% orig blue, thin on outer diameter, strong & bright in flutes. Backstrap has some chemical spotting and is mostly a blue/gray patina with strong blue at top and on buttstrap. Front strap is a blue/gray patina with glossy orig blue on trigger bow and around trigger guard. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-35358 JDJ (4,000-5,000)

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2080

RARE COLT SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH SHARP FLUTED FRAME. SN 80082. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4″ bbl made without provision for an ejector rod housing, full front sight with 2-line address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the caliber marking is on left front web of trigger guard. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has the initials “A.H.H.” in pencil in backstrap channel which obliterated the SN. Hammer and one backstrap screw are replacements and a few others are battered. According to the book Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, only an estimated 350 of these Sheriff’s Model revolvers with sharp fluted frames were ever produced. Very few survive today. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in .45 cal with Nickel finish and bbl length & type of stocks not listed, shipped to Simmons Hardware Company, St. Louis, MO on June 29, 1882 in a 50 gun shipment. CONDITION: Good to very good. Only traces of orig finish remain in most sheltered being an overall dark brown patina with scattered spots of pitting. Grip has a chipped right toe and shows moderate to heavy wear on edges with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong sharp bore with fine pitting. 4-39002 JR199 (2,500-5,000)

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2081

ETCHED PANEL COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 65194. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly thinned front sight and 1-line block letter address with an etched panel “COLT. FRONTIER. SIX. SHOOTER.”on the left side. There is a tiny “44” on bottom of bbl just forward of base pin. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard is marked “44 CF”. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt/eagle hard rubber grips that have been refitted to this revolver. SN was observed in usual places, on bottom of frame, trigger guard & butt strap with last four digits of SN on bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing and cylinder. SN on bbl appears to be orig while all the others appear to be restamped. Revolver bears a high quality restoration, probably by Tommy Haas. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grips. Overall retains virtually all of its fine restored nickel finish with crisp etched panel. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear on left side and very light wear on right side. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42699 JR53 (4,000-6,000)

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2082

*COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 204575. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly reduced front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of bbl is marked “(BISLEY MODEL) 45 COLT”. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips. SN was observed in usual places, bottom of frame, trigger guard & butt strap. Left side of front strap & butt strap under grip is stamped with the assembly numbers “1259B” which number is also on inside radius of ejector rod housing. Right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with a small 6-pointed star indicating factory restored finish. Assembly numbers confirm this. Cylinder, however, is not marked and therefore is probably a factory replacement at the time of restoration. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its Colt factory finish with strong bright blue that has light muzzle edge wear on bbl and front end wear on ejector housing with sharp edge wear and an indexing line on cylinder. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their factory case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Front & back straps are moderately thinned with strong bright blue in sheltered areas. Grips have a repaired left toe, otherwise are sound showing heavy wear. Mechanics are sound, bright shiny bore. 4-42428 JR58 (2,000-3,000)

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2083

*FINE COLT 3RD GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID BY HOWARD DOVE. SN SA61851. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight and 1-line address. Left side of bbl is inlaid in gold “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .44 SPECIAL”. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and a very detailed rampant Colt in gold. Mounted with outstanding gold Colt medallion 1-pc ivory grip, scrimmed on left side with a very finely detailed rampant Colt. Grip is factory 1-pc made from a set of 2-pc grip panels attached to a wood spacer block as early grips were made. Both panels have the 5-digit SN on the inside and the 5-digit number is also on spacer block. This 1-pc grip was probably created by Howard Dove himself. SN was observed on bottom of frame and left side of front & back straps under the grip. Left toe of butt strap, under the grip is engraved “HMD”, the initials of the engraver Howard M. Dove. Revolver has full coverage extraordinary engraving by Mr. Dove consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on frame, wonderful Helfrecht style foliate rosette on recoil shield and a gold outline shell pattern on loading gate. Both sides of bbl boss are engraved in alternating smooth diamond patterns and punch dot patterns. Left side of frame around the cross bolt is engraved in a flower blossom with another flower blossom on the ejector rod boss. Both bottom front gullets are engraved in tiny flower blossoms. Bbl has about 75% coverage matching engraving with shell patterns at each end of left side bbl markings with diamond patterns in center and matching patterns on right side. Top of bbl is engraved in beautiful zig zag border & geometric patterns. Muzzle is inlaid with wide & narrow gold bands and engraved border patterns with matching gold bands at bbl root. Top gullet of ejector rod housing is inlaid in a gold wire snake & dot pattern with foliate arabesque patterns on outer radius. Top of back strap is engraved in an extraordinary shell pattern outlined in gold wire. Back strap is engraved in foliate arabesque and diamond & dot patterns, outlined in gold wire with foliate arabesque patterns outlined in gold wire on butt strap. Trigger bow is engraved in diamond patterns with additional foliate arabesque patterns on trigger plates. Sides of hammer are engraved in diamond & dot patterns and sides of spur in foliate arabesque patterns, outlined in gold wire and hammer spur is hand checkered. Cylinder has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns around major diameter with offsetting unengraved flutes which are outlined in gold wire. Rear edge of hammer is inlaid with two fine gold wire bands surrounding a deep, fine zig zag pattern. All screw heads are beautifully engraved with a zig zag rosette around hammer screw on both sides. Altogether an extraordinarily beautiful example of the engraver’s art. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grip, unfired since engraving. Overall retains deep orig style Colt blue and brilliant case colors. Grip is equally fine with a light ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-42562 JR54 (6,000-12,000)

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2084

*EXTREMELY RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHERIFF’S MODEL COMMEMORATIVE SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 29-35 SHERIFF/SA45127. Cal. 45 Colt. All blue finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight with left side marked “COLT SHERIFFS MODEL .45” inlaid in gold. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and the rampant Colt in gold. Trigger guard & back strap are gold plated and are mounted with fine 2-pc diamond & fleur-de-lis carved & checkered ivory grips numbered to this revolver. SN on bottom of frame is “29-35 SHERIFF” and the orig SN “SA45127” is on the left side of front & back straps under the grip. Left side of front & back straps are also stamped “29”. Left side of butt strap is stamped the engraver’s name “B J GWINNELL” (Bryson J. Gwinnell). Revolver is beautifully engraved in about “B” coverage with well executed foliate arabesque patterns on frame, recoil shield, bbl, back strap & butt strap. Trigger guard is engraved in a running leaf pattern and the top strap in feather patterns. Frame, top strap & sides of hammer are outlined in gold wire as is the marking on left side of bbl. Both sides of bbl boss on frame are engraved in a checkered diamond pattern which is outlined in gold. Right side of frame is inlaid in gold “1 OF 35”. Recoil shield has a relief gold inlaid 6-point star/badge engraved “SHERIFF”. Loading gate is inlaid with a raised gold pair of handcuffs. Cylinder is engraved to match with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and each land has a gold inlaid fleur-de-lis with a gold wire band around rear edge. Base pin is also gold plated. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver, as found, with 3-1/2″ bbl, in caliber 45, blue finish, ivory grips and engraved by Bryson Gwinnell with gold inlay. It was shipped to Davidson Supply Co., Greensboro, NC on May 21, 1982 to Custom Shop Order #1842 and is listed as one of its type. Accompanied by its orig yellow octagonal hang tag. This is truly a spectacular commemorative rarely encountered today. CONDITION: New & unfired, all matching. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with bright blue & gold. Grips are equally new. 4-41900 JR192 (4,000-6,000)

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2085

*RARE SPECIAL ORDER LONG GRIP 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN SA95643. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, 1-line block letter address and model & caliber markings on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates with rampant Colt. Front & back straps have been factory extended and are mounted with a checkered, fleur-de-lis carved 1-pc ivory grip serial numbered to this revolver. The SN was observed on the frame and left sides of the front & back straps with the last three digits of the SN on the front face of cyl around bushing hole. The blued metal parts are all extra high polish royal blue with high polished screws & frame. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as found in caliber 45 Colt with 4-3/4″ bbl, royal blue finish with case hardened frame; type of stocks listed as “one-piece fleur-de-lis checkered ivory” and under special features “extended grip configuration”. It was shipped to Greg Martin Auctions, San Francisco, CA on Oct. 16, 2008. Under remarks the letter states “Subject revolver was kept by the Colt factory as a sample, display piece and show gun produced by the Colt Custom Shop.” It is thought by this cataloger that this revolver was part of a large consignment of special Colt Custom Shop guns sold by Greg Martin Auctions in 2008. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, appears to be unfired retaining virtually all of its orig royal blue finish on the bbl, ejector rod housing, cyl, front & back straps and top & back edges of hammer. Cyl has been turned with one faint hint of a cyl line. Grip is extremely fine plus, retaining a wonderful ivory patina. 4-42225 JR1 (4,000-7,000)

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2086

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED NICKEL & GOLD COLT MODEL 1877 THUNDERER DA REVOLVER. SN 3508. Cal. 41 Colt. Rare nickel & gold finish with 3-1/2″ bbl, most unusual long gold plated front sight with scallop cutout of the back edge. It is made without ejector housing and has 2-line address with “COLT D.A. 41.” stamped in a ribbon on left side. Left side of frame has usual 3-line patent dates with caliber marking on left rear web of trigger guard. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt birdshead hard rubber grips. This revolver is engraved by Eugene Young in his minimalist style with about 40% coverage wonderfully executed foliate arabesque patterns without background. Top of back strap is engraved in a beautiful fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns on back strap, trigger guard and top edge of hammer. Butt of revolver is engraved in period script “W.L. Berg”. Cylinder is engraved in matching patterns on the lands between the flutes and with a zig zag border around the rear edge. Cylinder, hammer, trigger, base pin & front sight are all gold-plated while the frame, bbl & grip frame are nickel plated. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 41 Colt, bbl length illegible, nickel & gold finish, type of stocks not listed and factory engraved, sold to H.O. Berg, address unavailable, shipped to W.S. Berg, address unavailable on May 13, 1893 in a 1-gun shipment. Interpretation of period script in the Factory ledger may account for the discrepancy between Colt letter and engraved initials observed on gun. Hart O. Berg (1865-1941)was an American, an engineer, a businessman, entrepreneur, automobile manufacturer and at one time the Director of External Affairs for the Belgian firm of Fabrique Nationale (FN). In 1897 FN sent Mr. Berg to Hartford, CT to investigate U.S. techniques of bicycle manufacturing. By happenstance while visiting Colt Mfg, Berg encountered John M. Browning, the world’s most prolific firearms inventor, and convinced him to allow FN to manufacture Browning’s .32ACP semi-auto pistol. Additionally in 1902, he established the Berg Automobile Co. in Cleveland. His model, the Euclid, was first shown at the 1903 New York Auto Show. The Euclid was produced only in 1904-05 with a European design flair. Subsequently, Berg sold out to the Worthington Automobile Co. of NY and joined up with Orville & Wilbur Wright as their business agent. Through his foreign contacts he arranged for Wilbur Wright to give demonstrations to the French government. On Aug. 8, 1908 Wilbur Wright made a flight in France and became an instant hero throughout Europe with front page articles in virtually every European newspaper. Then on Sept. 3, 1908 Orville Wright gave the demonstration to the Signal Corps at Fort Meyer, VA. So while it is likely that the world’s governments would eventually come to realize the importance of aviation, it is certain beyond all reasonable doubt that Mr. Berg is responsible for its early introduction. Berg’s wife, Edith, in Sept. 1908, became the first American woman to fly as a passenger in an airplane when Wilbur Wright took her up for a 2-minute 7-second ride during one of his demonstrations in LeMans, France. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Bbl & frame retain virtually all of their orig bright nickel finish with only very slight losses on the toe of the butt strap. Cylinder retains about 50% bright gold plating, mostly in the flutes and front & back faces. Major diameter of the cyl has the gold worn away to expose the nickel underneath. Hammer retains strong gold plating on the sides & rear edge with a couple of small flaked spots on left side and traces of gold on top edge. Front sight retains most of its orig gold as does the base pin. Trigger retains strong bright gold on rear face, worn thin on front face & edges. Grips are sound with light diamond point wear and moderate sharp edge wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-42717 JR124 (15,000-25,000)

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2087

EXTREMELY RARE CASED ROYAL PERSIAN PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1877 DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 9281. Cal. 38 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-1/2″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with etched panel on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the caliber is stamped on left rear web of trigger guard. Revolver is mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips pencil numbered to this revolver inside each grip. Accompanied by its orig black Moroccan leather hinged lid case with royal blue velvet lining embossed in gold on the lid “SYND ULLEE MEERZA”. Inside the lid has a Colt Pall Mall label and the bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a pewter Dixon oiler, an empty box of Winchester 38 Colt ammunition with line drawing of a Lightning revolver on the top label. An orig Colt cleaning rod/screwdriver and its orig bore bristle brush with twisted wire handle. Front of case has a mortised brass lock and a functioning key. The revolver compartment is very rare with contoured partition around the trigger guard and grip frame. Rear of case has two sewn handle tabs which are broken with the orig handle inside. This case is extremely unusual and seldom encountered, probably used only by the Colt London office for extremely special and royalty presentations. This revolver was sold as part of the estate of the late Dr. Richard C. Marohn at the Oct. 16, 1996 Butterfield & Butterfield Auction. Accompanying this revolver is the Dec. 1980 issue of Gun Report which contains a 7-1/2 page article by Dr. Marohn regarding this very pistol. The article includes photographs of the revolver in the case as found today along with photograph of the top of the case and the rear of the case with the handle still attached. Dr. Marohn states in the article that there are no Colt records for this revolver and there is no definitive information regarding the name on the lid however his research disclosed that there was an individual who became the Sultan of Zanzibar by the name of “Seyyid Ali” who ruled from 1890-March 5, 1893. He was the son of Seyyid Said bin Sultan Ahmed who was the ruler of the Kingdom of Oman which had formerly been part of Persia (Iran). There are numerous instances of near-Eastern and middle-Eastern names being “Anglisized” with sometimes comical results. This appears to be one of the instances where “Seyyid” became “Synd” and “Ali” became “Ullee”. The third name on the case “Meerza” is literal and in Persian means “born of the Amir” or “nobly born” and when placed at the end of a name means “crown prince”. Seyyid Ali, whose father is noted above, was one of his 101 children born to one of his 70 concubines. His full name was Seyyid Ali bin Said. He ascended to the throne in 1890 when his brother, Khalifa, who was the ruler, died suddenly at age 36. Seyyid Ali’s reign was also short and filled with turmoil as he was apparently an uneducated weak leader. Although there is no definitive proof that this revolver was presented to Seyyid Ali, the argument presented by Dr. Marohn is reasonably convincing and makes sense when explained as he did in his article. PROVENANCE: Chris Anderson Collection; Dr. Richard C. Marohn Collection. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine plus, appears to be unfired. Overall retains 98-99% strong orig nickel with only a minor spot or two on the bbl and some roughness on the front strap. Grips are crisp with only faint diamond point wear. Screws and top & back edge of hammer retain virtually all of their orig factory fire blue. Even the firing pin is still blue. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Case has three separated corners in the lid and shows moderate edge wear with the aforementioned broken handle tabs but overall retains about 90% strong orig finish. Interior is lightly faded & soiled with sound partitions. Label is yellowed and lightly stained with some foxing. Cartridge box is fine, lightly stained and faded. Other accessories are fine. Altogether a rare set. The likelihood of encountering another such cased set is pretty remote. 4-42515 JR184 (8,000-12,000)

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2088

*COLT MODEL 1877 DA LIGHTNING REVOLVER. SN 163375. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 6″ bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address with model & caliber markings on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have the last three digits of SN, in pencil, on the inside. While this particular model of Colt was produced in fairly large numbers, it is most unusual to find one with high orig condition. They were very popular on the American frontier and other areas of the world among people from all walks of life from bankers & lawmen to outlaws & prostitutes due to their convenient size, double action capability with a reasonably hard hitting cartridge. It has been often reported that the notorious outlaw, William Bonney, AKA William Antrim and better known as Billie the Kid favored this model of Colt. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including grips, except cyl which is properly unnumbered. Overall retains about 98-99% strong orig factory finish with glossy bright blue and brilliant case colors. Trigger and top & rear edges of hammer retain about all of their bright fire blue. Chambers & bore retain about all of their orig factory blue indicating that this revolver is probably new & unfired. Left side of trigger guard and one small area on cyl are lightly flaked. Grips are crisp showing no wear. Bottom of bbl has a series of small nicks from some incompetent person removing the face pin. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42283 JR19 (6,000-8,000)

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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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2090

SCARCE COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 1468. Cal. 32 RF. Nickel finish with 2-1/4″ rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address. Left side of frame is marked “32 CAL” and it has a fluted 5-shot cylinder. Mounted with 2-pc bird head pearl grips that are unnumbered but fit as orig equipment. SN was observed on left side of front strap under grip, left side of bbl and rear face of cylinder. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips, may be unfired. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig nickel with some minor flaking around muzzle. Trigger, hammer & screws retain most of their orig fire blue with some fading on edges of hammer and front of trigger. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a couple of minor spots of rust. 4-42392 JR6 (1,000-1,500)

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2091

COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 10147. Cal. 30 RF. Nickel finish with 2-1/4″ rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address and etched panel on left side “COLT NEW 30”. It has a 5-shot fluted cyl with 2-pc bird head ivory grips numbered to this revolver. SN was observed on bottom of grip frame with last four digits on bottom of bbl under cyl pin and on rear face of cyl. While this model of revolver is not uncommon they are rarely found in new unfired condition as is this one. CONDITION: All matching including grips. Overall retains virtually all of its orig nickel and bright fire blue on trigger, top & rear edges of hammer & screws. Grips are extremely fine plus with a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-42391 JR4 (1,500-2,000)

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2092

ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 78475. Cal. 22 Short. Nickel finish with 2-3/8″ rnd bbl, half moon front sight and 2-line address. Left side of frame is marked “22 CAL”. Mounted with 2-pc bird head ivory grips that are numbered “44299” on the inside of both grips. Bbl, cyl & frame are nicely engraved in NY style consisting of foliate arabesque scrolls with punch dot background. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 75% orig nickel and the frame about 95% strong orig nickel. Grips are sound, slightly undersized and retain a fine ivory patina. Hammer spring is a replacement and the trigger return spring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-42393 JR5 (800-1,200)

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2093

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1861 CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 368. Cal. 38 RF. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, full front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. address. Right side of bbl lug is affixed with an ejector rod housing and bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame is marked with “COLTS PATENT”. Hammer nose has been modified for the rimfire firing pin which is secured with two rivets on left side of hammer nose. The silver plated trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc varnished wood grip which is matching numbered to this revolver. The orig matching numbered cyl with Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking was modified by having the rear edge machined away to fully expose chambers and a spacer plate with loading gate having the assembly number “934”. The SN was observed in usual places on bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap. The SNs on frame, trigger guard & butt strap are accompanied by a “1” and a tiny “N”. The significance of the “1” is unknown however the “N” indicates that this revolver was to be nickel plated. This revolver is one of the revolvers manufactured by Colt from previously unused parts in the 1870s for the “new” self-contained cartridge conversion. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, only about 2,200 Models 1861 were converted by Colt with at least 1,000 of that number converted for the U.S. Navy and about 1,200 converted by the factory from arms retaining the orig percussion serial numbers. A few were manufactured from previously unused parts. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cyl & grip except wedge which is properly unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its orig nickel finish and most of its orig fire blue on screws. Cyl retains virtually all of its Ormsby Naval Battle Scene roll mark. Grip is sound showing light edge wear and a few minor nicks and retains about all of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered small spots of pitting. 4-42285 JR16 (22,500-27,500)

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2094

RARE COLT 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 31448. Cal. 38 RF. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. address. Right side of bbl lug is affixed with an ejector rod housing and bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame is marked with the “1871” and “1872” patent dates of the Richards-Mason conversions. Hammer nose has been modified for the rimfire firing pin which is secured with two rivets on left side of hammer nose. The silver plated trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc ivory grip which has a spurious matching SN in back strap channel with the orig SN “27182” inside left grip panel. The orig matching numbered cyl with Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking was modified by having the rear edge machined away to fully expose chambers and a spacer plate with matching numbered loading gate attached. This revolver is one of the civilian models returned to Colt in the 1870s for the “new” self-contained cartridge conversion. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, only about 2,200 Models 1861 were converted by Colt with at least 1,000 of that number converted for the U.S. Navy and about 1,200 converted by the factory from arms retaining the orig percussion serial numbers. PROVENANCE: DuPont Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cyl & loading gate except the wedge which is properly unnumbered and the aforementioned grip. Overall retains 97-98% strong, bright orig Colt finish with glossy brilliant blue on bbl & cyl with some flaking on ejector rod housing, showing light muzzle edge wear, sharp edge wear and a few minor nicks & scratches. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors with some minor sharp edge wear. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong silver plating in sheltered areas, thinning to brass patina on front & back straps. Grip, although not orig to this revolver, is an orig Colt 1-pc ivory grip made of two slabs of ivory attached to two wooden spacers. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-42284 JR15 (10,000-15,000)

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2095

EXTREMELY RARE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY MARTIALLY MARKED RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 79313/435A. Cal. 44 Colt CF. Blue & color case hardened with 7-7/8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of bbl lug just forward of wedge screw is stamped with a small “US”. Bbl lug is fitted with an ejector rod housing that has a checkered head. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT”. The unplated brass trigger guard & blued steel back strap contain an unmarked & unnumbered 1-pc walnut grip. Cylinder, which appears to be a new Colt part from the orig conversion is modified in the usual manner by having had the rear face machined away to expose the full chambers. The Richards conversion ring is attached to the frame with integral rear sight and loading gate with scarce internal ball & detent plunger mechanism for the loading gate. Loading gate & conversion ring are numbered “178”. The ejector housing plug, bbl lug, wedge & cyl are all numbered “435” while the bottom of bbl lug, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cyl arbor have mixed orig 5-digit SNs, all accompanied by the number “435” with the suffix “A”. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson there were 1,200 of these Models 1860 Army revolvers altered at the Springfield Armory and were the first self-contained cartridge revolvers issued to U.S. troops. Virtually all of these early conversions saw hard service on the American frontier during the Indian Wars and later in Mexico and are rarely ever found completely orig with high orig condition. These are truly some of the more rare collectible Colt cartridge revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains most of its orig arsenal finish with the bbl slightly reduced in length, probably at the time of conversion. Bbl & cyl retain most of their orig dark blue with some thinning on left side of bbl and sharp edges. Cylinder retains virtually all of its Ormsby Naval Battle Scene and the chambers retain most of their orig blue as does the bore. Frame & hammer retain most of their strong arsenal case colors with the conversion ring slightly faded. Trigger guard is a light mustard patina and back strap & butt strap retain strong arsenal blue, thinned in center of back strap. Grip has chipped toes, otherwise is sound showing heavy wear and a dark oil stain. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42288 JR17 (27,500-37,500)

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2096

VERY RARE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY RICHARDS CONVERSION REVOLVER WITH TWELVE CYLINDER STOP NOTCHES. SN 1632. Cal. 44 Colt CF. Rare variation, blue & color case hardened with 8″ rnd bbl, full German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and the caliber is marked on left shoulder of trigger guard. Cylinder is altered from a standard percussion cyl by having the rear face machined away to expose chambers and having six additional cyl stop notches machined into the rebated circumference ostensibly to act as safety notches to prevent accidental discharges. The major diameter of the cyl has the Ormsby Naval Battle Scene roll marking. The Richards conversion is of the early type with integral rear sight and internal spring & detent plunger for the loading gate. Loading gate, conversion ring & cyl arbor are numbered “320”. Bbl lug is fitted with ejector rod & housing which fits into the old percussion rammer slot, secured by a screw. Bbl & ejector housing are matching numbered “286”. Silver plated brass trigger guard & blued steel back strap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with the SN in back strap channel. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, 1860 Army Conversions with 12-cyl stop notches are “a rare variation”. According to consignor Model 1860 Conversions with 12-cyl stop notches were the first of the Richards conversions on this model but very quickly were shown to be impractical because the extra notches, which would cut over chamber areas, created a very thin chamber wall and frequently wore through or blew out in use. The 12-cyl stop notch variation was soon replaced by the 6-cyl stop notch variation which was used throughout the remainder of production. According to consignor This revolver was authenticated by a Mr. Dow Heard, III who had conducted a 30-year study of the Richards Conversion revolvers. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including ejector housing, cyl, grip & conversion. Bbl & ejector housing retain 60-70% flaked glossy Colt blue with the flaked areas a dark patina. Cyl retains strong glossy blue in rebated area with the larger diameter a blue/brown patina and also retains about 90% Ormsby Naval Battle Scene. Chambers retain most of their orig Colt blue as does the bore. Frame & conversion ring retain traces of dark case colors in most sheltered areas being mostly a smooth brown patina. Hammer retains strong case colors on rear edge with smoky case colors on sides. Trigger guard retains traces of orig silver and back strap strong blue at top and on butt strap with body of back strap a dark brown patina. Grip is sound showing moderate edge wear and scattered light scratches, mostly on left side and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-42160 JR18 (12,500-17,500)

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2097

FINE ENGRAVED COLT 3-1/2″ CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 17627. Cal. 38 RF. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has hand engraved “COLTS PATENT” in an arc and pillow shape. Left rear web of trigger guard is marked “36 CAL”. The nickel plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a deluxe varnished burl walnut 1-pc grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Conversion of this revolver was accomplished by machining down the rear face of the 5-shot pocket Navy rebated cyl exposing the chambers, adding a spacer recoil plate with loading groove in the frame and adding a firing pin to left side of hammer nose secured by two rivets. SN was noted on bottom of bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap with last four digits of SN on cyl & wedge. SNs on those four locations are all accompanied by a small “E” indicating this revolver was to be factory engraved. Revolver is engraved in late vine-style, probably by Gustave Young with about 75% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with scrolls terminating in flower blossoms on frame & bbl lug. Hammer is engraved in Mr. Young’s typical style with foliate arabesque patterns on sides, wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose with fish scales on sides of spur and top edge of hammer with a hand checkered spur. The conversion ring & cyl are not engraved although cyl has the stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Young’s typical fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns at the heel, on butt strap & trigger guard. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Overall retains about 98% strong orig nickel finish with a couple of small pinprick plates on bbl and a couple of small spots of discoloration on conversion ring. Cyl retains about all of its nickel finish and about 60-70% stagecoach holdup scene. Hammer retains strong bright case colors with some light wear on left side. Grip is sound showing light edge wear with light nicks & dings and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-36675 JR27 (6,000-9,000)

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2098

BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 4248. Cal. 38 CF. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and hand-engraved 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has crisp 2-line patent dates and “36 CAL” on left shoulder of trigger guard. Mounted with a crisp new 1-pc walnut grip. SNs were observed in the correct positions and have been reapplied. Revolver, overall bears a wonderful & complete professional restoration on the order of Doug Turnbull or Tommy Haas at his best. Blue is smooth & crisp and correct and case colors are vivid & bright. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered “283”. Grip was not checked. Overall retains all of its strong crisp restored finish. Grip is sound and retains a fine hand rubbed finish. Cylinder has also been re-rolled with the Ormsby Naval battle scene of which all remains. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few small spots of pitting. 4-42698 JR46 (3,000-5,000)

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2099

VERY FINE AND RARE COLLIER FLINTLOCK REVOLVING PISTOL. SN 33. Cal. .470 Bore diameter. This extremely well made and complex pistol, said to have inspired Samuel Colt in the design of his revolvers, was designed and patented by Elisha Haydon Collier of Boston, MA in 1818. Pistols are said to have been produced in London by John Evans and Son. This particular pistol (patent use no. 33) has 6-1/4″ octagon twist bbl with under-rib and full length concave top rib, breech end of which has deep U-notch rear sight and stand-of-arms engraving. Remainder of rib is engraved “E. H. Collier 33 London”. Five shot revolving deeply fluted cylinder must be pulled back and rotated to fire the next shot with the cock in back position. Frizzen with original internal powder magazine is set in place priming the pan which is filed integral with shield at rear of cylinder. This magazine is operated by a long rod which rotates a drum which metes out each subsequent priming charge. Powder is loaded into top through opening under swivel cover. Frizzen is fitted with friction roller and is affixed to side of top strap, and is bridled. Rounded front portion of frizzen/ magazine is engraved “E.H.Collier 33 Patent”. Back action lockplate and reinforced cock with squared top jaw, have feather border engraving. Lockplate is engraved with flowing scroll and stand-of-arms and is also marked “E H Collier 33 Patent”. Trigger plate/ frame and trigger guard are blued. Stand-of-arms is engraved on trigger guard bow. Figured European walnut stock is checkered around grip with flared butt. Vacant silver crest plate is at top of grip. Brass tipped horn ramrod is held by plain pipe and socket tailpipe which is front of cylinder pivot pin. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and cylinder retain most of what appears to be their orig brown finish, somewhat faded. Magazine/ frizzen retains traces of its orig case hardening color, as do lockplate and cock. Frizzen spring and magazine actuating arm retain most of their heat blue. Frame and trigger guard retain most of their orig charcoal blue which has silvered at high edges, and has slightly flaked. Removable cylinder cover is missing. Ramrod is possible replacement. Rear tip has been wrapped with copper. Stock does not appear to have been sanded, but is finished in a high gloss varnish. There is a large brown epoxy repair on left side. (In another known example -SN 64- there is an inlaid silver star in this area.) As there is no reason to expect any damage to this particular piece, this “repair” may have been done to fill in where there once was a decorative inlay. Bore and chambers are excellent and shiny. Lock and frizzen are crisp. It’s possible this pistol has never been fired. The overall condition of this pistol certainly warrants that the shiny stock finish be removed and a correct repair be done on left side, which would certainly enhance the appearance of this very fine and historically important firearm. 4-42240 MGM64 (20,000-35,000)

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2100

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE CASED NO. 5 TEXAS PATERSON PERCUSSION REVOLVER 2-BARREL SET. SN 525. Cal. 36. Fantastic cased set consisting of a No. 5 Holster Model Texas Paterson with orig 4-13/16″ oct bbl, tiny German silver blade front sight without bbl address, usual 5-shot cyl with round shoulders and stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Mounted with 1-pc varnished walnut grip with SN on the bottom right edge. Serial number was observed on the rear face of the bbl lug, rear face of cyl, face of trigger, cyl rotating ring, hammer and right side of front & back straps under the grip and on both wedges. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Pistol has a wide silver band around the muzzle with a wide & narrow band at the forcing cone end over the three top flats and another wide silver band on the top flat behind the front sight. Bottom of bbl has two additional wide silver bands. Recoil shield also is inlaid with a wide & narrow silver bands. Accompanied by its orig, matching numbered 12″ bbl with identical silver band inlays as found on the short bbl. Top flat of this bbl is marked with the large Patent Arms address with a star & snake at each end. The back strap is inlaid with an empty scalloped corner rectangular shaped silver initial plate. Also accompanied by its orig fluted lid mahogany casing with empty rectangular silver plate in the center. Interior is brown velvet lined and recessed in bottom for the revolver, spare 12″ bbl that has a small projection from the left front edge to accommodate the muzzle of this longer bbl, an orig copper & brass Paterson Holster Model charger that has the number “62” on both copper parts and has the same size Patent Arms address as found on the 12″ bbl, an orig Paterson 3-pc single cavity bullet mold that has turned walnut handles with brass ferrules and numbered on inside “76”, an orig wooden handled brass cleaning rod with rare 12-3/8″ shaft, an orig Belt Model combination tool and an orig brass hinged lid capper, SN “148”. In the right rear corner recess is an orig spare round shoulder cyl that has the SN “795” on rear face. This pistol was discovered in Marseilles, France in about 1989 or 1990 and purchased from the orig family by a European collector/dealer by the name of Rudy Holtz who sold it to well-known collector, Ray Kindle at the urging of internationally recognized Colt collector, dealer & authority, Martin Lane. Mr. Lane related the story of Mr. Kindle’s purchase and stated that at the time he requested that if Mr. Kindle ever decided to sell this pistol that he would like to have first refusal. A short time later Mr. Kindle agreed to sell it to Mr. Lane who maintained it for several years before selling it to well-known collector/dealer Greg Martin. Mr. Martin, in a private sale, sold this set to an unidentified collector who sometime later either traded or sold it back to Mr. Martin who then resold it to nationally recognized Colt authority & collector, Bobby Smith. This exact pistol is pictured in full color on pp. 150 & 151 of The Paterson Colt Book, Dennis Levette Collection, Wilson, with credit to the Bobby W. Smith Collection. Conversations with several collectors of Paterson arms disclosed that the generally held belief is that fewer than ten Holster Model Texas Patersons with extra bbls exist today and that number is probably closer to five which makes this truly one of Colt’s most rare pieces. PROVENANCE: Rudy Holtz; Ray Kindle Collection; Martin Lane Collection; Greg Martin; Bobby W. Smith Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including both bbls, cyl & grip. Revolver may be unfired as the chambers of the matching numbered cyl and bores of both bbls retain strong orig blue and there is no pitting around the nipple recesses or on the orig nipples of this cylinder. Short bbl retains 25-30% orig blue, mostly in sheltered areas with the balance flaked, not worn, to a medium patina with a few scattered spots of light surface rust, brilliant shiny bore. 12″ bbl retains about 80% glossy orig blue mixed with flaked areas of medium patina and scattered spots of surface discoloration. Also has a brilliant shiny bore. Frame retains 30-40% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Cylinder retains about 25% orig blue on rear area and rear face, strong on the shoulder with the balance flaked to a medium patina and retains about 90% stagecoach holdup scene with sharp “COLT” in a panel. Tip of wedge spring of the short bbl is broken. Grip is sound with light nicks & dings and retains about 99% glossy orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Case is completely sound with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains 90-95% strong orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded and lightly soiled and mostly intact. Charger is completely functional and retains about 70% orig polish on the copper body and about 75-80% orig gold wash on the various parts. Other accessories are fine with some minor light spots of surface rust on the iron parts. Mold handles are all sound and the capper is a medium mustard patina. Spare cyl is a medium brown patina with moderate pitting and retains traces of stagecoach holdup scene. This is an exceptional set in extraordinary condition suitable for the most advanced collector or museum collection and is unlikely to be encountered again any time soon. 4-36669 JR157 (400,000-700,000)

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2101

EXTREMELY RARE COLT PATERSON 1ST MODEL RING LEVER RIFLE GANG BULLET MOLD. Cal. 36. This model bullet mold is the first produced by Colt for their Paterson 1st Model Ring Lever rifles. Mold is 10-3/4″ long with eight 36 caliber rnd ball cavities and has a hinged heavy sprue cutter on top. Fitted with three orig turned walnut handles with brass ferrules. Handles have three incised lines near their bulbous ends as found on all authentic Paterson molds. There were approx. 200 1st Model Paterson Ring Lever rifles produced of which 50 were purchased by the government for use by Federal troops in Florida in the Seminole Indian Wars in 1838. According to consignor there are only two known examples of this mold, this one and another in the Henry M. Stewart Collection at the Virginia Military Institute. According to consignor they are identical in all respects. Given that are no other known examples of this rare mold that will ever come to market leaves the Colt Paterson or bullet mold collector with a unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to add a very special item to their collection. CONDITION: Good, appears to be all original with a very dark crusty brown patina and moderate to heavy pitting. Cavities are fine, some with orig blue, although lightly rusted. Two of the three handles have insect damage but are still solid & functional. Brass ferrules are original and retain a blackish brass patina. An extraordinarily rare item. 4-40322 JR66 (7,500-12,500)

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2102

RARE OIL CLOTH HOLSTER FOR PATERSON NO. 2 OR NO. 3 BELT MODEL REVOLVER. Very well constructed of black tarred oil cloth, 7-1/4″ long x 4-1/4″ at the top, tapered to a rounded reinforced toe. Holster is altogether unmarked and while previously unknown as a Paterson holster, several years ago it came out of the renowned Ted Hutchinson Collection with a 4-1/2″ Paterson revolver in it. It was sold separately from the revolver. PROVENANCE: Ted Hutchinson Collection; CONDITION: About good. Overall retains 75-80% orig black tarred finish with finish losses mostly along the edges and some crackled surface finish. Interior cloth lining is dark and oil stained. 4-42702 JR67 (1,000-1,500)

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2103

VERY RARE COLT WALKER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN C COMPANY 219. Cal. 44. Fine Colt Walker with 9″ oct to rnd bbl, worn German silver front sight and left hand bbl address on top flat with a small “US” over “1847” on right side of the lug just above wedge screw. It has usual 6-shot cyl with distinctive pressure ridge and the Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking with the “MODEL USMR / COLT’S PATENT” markings partially visible. The safety pin is battered and no longer visible. Frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cyl all bear the SN “C COMPANY NO 219”. Marking on trigger guard & cyl actually are “C COM-Y NO 219”. Tiny numbers “219” are also found on bottom of cyl arbor and “219” is found on right side of front strap, under grip and inside front strap channel of grip at the toe. The left side of bbl lug does not exhibit a SN and apparently never had one. This appears to be an authentic Walker equipment field replacement bbl assembly from the period of use. Rammer handle is orig Walker-style with a rounded swelled end. The latch spring is a period of use replacement and the wedge screw is missing half of the head. The square back brass trigger guard and steel back strap contain its orig 1-pc walnut grip with the aforementioned number inside the toe and has a crude 5-point star and two diamonds inlaid on left side, a silver 1″ oval on right side along with a silver figure of seated Lady Liberty, apparently cut from a seated Liberty dime. On left side of grip, between the star & small diamond, is a faint hand carved “IX” or “XI”. This revolver would have been issued during the Mexican War and would have seen service, probably throughout the war and later with a Texas Ranger on the frontier in Texas as indicated by the 5-pointed Texas star on left side of grip. It cvan be speculated that the owner may have left Texas for the gold fields of California in 1849 and later to Australia during the gold rush there in the early 1850s where it remained until discovered in 1918 and placed in the museum in Victoria, Australia, which is where Herb Glass apparently discovered it and returned it to the U.S. This Colt Walker has a lengthy, documented history dating to 1918 to a Mrs. M.E. Tucker of Australia; from her to the Museum of Applied Science, Victoria, Australia; to renowned dealer & collector, Herb Glass of Bullville, NY; to S.P. Stevens of San Antonio, TX; to Henry Guerra of Harlingen, TX; to Jack Dutton of San Antonio, TX; and to Victor Friedrichs, of Austin, TX, consignor’s grandfather, who apparently purchased it from Mr. Dutton or perhaps from Herb Glass, Sr. who may have reacquired it in about 1964. Capt. Victor Friedrichs, consignor’s grandfather, was a charter member of the Texas Gun Collector’s Assn. (TGCA) which was formed in 1950. Mr. Friedrichs founded The Texas Gun Collector, the magazine of the TGCA in August 1950. He frequently produced articles for the magazine and was well-known & respected in the TGCA fraternity. He was a veteran of both WWI and WWII and after passing away in May 1980 was in Arlington National Cemetery. Accompanied by a copy of a “Gun Record” sheet, page 114, from Mr. Friedrichs wherein he describes this revolver and details the history as described above. He also indicates that there was an article probably about this revolver in the April 1970 issue of Gun Report. Additionally accompanying are copies of pictures of Mr. Friedrichs, in one of which he is holding a Colt Walker, not this one, but another with a Dragoon-style rammer. When the grip was removed for examination a small brass plate was discovered, bearing the name & address of Victor Friedrichs, which also accompanies this revolver. PROVENANCE: Mrs. M.E. Tucker; Museum of Applied Science; Herb Glass; S.P. Stevens; Henry Guerra; Jack Dutton; Victor Friedrichs CONDITION: Fine plus. No orig finish remains being an overall smooth dark gray patina with some moderate pitting on right side of bbl and fine pitting on hammer. Cyl is a matching patina and retains 20-30% Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking with the aforementioned partially legible legends and a completely legible SN. Trigger guard is a medium mustard patina with a few light nicks & scratches on front strap. Back strap is a matching brown patina with clearly legible SN on butt strap. Wedge is unnumbered & probably a period of use replacement. Grip has chipped toes and a chipped right heel and overall shows heavy wear with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-40346 JR24 (150,000-200,000)

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2104

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 5556. Cal. 44. Fine 1st Model Dragoon with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, worn German silver front sight and 1-line left hand address on top flat. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” Cyl is usual 6-shots with Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking and the “U.S. DRAGOONS / COLTS PATENT” legends. It has oval stop notches and the sgl safety pin is prominent & serviceable. The square back brass trigger guard and back strap contain a field replacement 1-pc walnut grip that is without cartouches or a number in back strap channel. SN was observed on cyl, bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & back strap with the last three digits of SN on rammer handle & cyl spindle. Wedge, a replacement, has the 3-digit number “269”. There are small inspector initials on various parts including frame, trigger guard, back strap, hammer, cyl, rammer handle & bbl lug. Bbl is full length but shows an area of heavy holter wear on left top edge of muzzle. There were approx. 7,000 of these scarce revolvers produced in the period 1848 to about 1850. They were virtually all issued and saw hard service on the American frontier and Civil War. After the Civil War they were sold as surplus with a large number of them returning to service on the frontier, in Mexico and other foreign countries where maintenance was minimal at best and in some cases non-existent. That is why they are rarely found in orig configuration with any orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching except wedge & grip as noted. Bbl retains 20-30% orig blue, mostly on the bbl lug & in sheltered areas with balance flaked & worn to a metal patina. Rammer pivot retains dark case colors on left side, smoky case colors on right side with handle turned silver. Frame & hammer retain smoky case colors being mostly a light gray metal patina. Cyl is a matching metal patina with a few light nicks and retains about 70-75% Ranger/Indian fight scene with fully legible central legends and its prominent safety pin. Grip frame is a light to medium mustard patina with a few minor nicks & scratches. Grip has chipped toes with moderate edge wear and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots of pitting. 4-36673 JR40 (20,000-30,000)

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RARE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 8698. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line right hand New York City address. Left side of frame is marked “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.”. It has square back brass trigger guard & back strap which contain a 1-pc walnut grip that has matching SN in back strap channel. Left side of grip has the “JCB” (Joseph C. Bragg) inspector cartouche and right side has the “WAT” (William A. Thornton) sub-inspector cartouche. Various parts of the revolver have small inspector initials including top left side and bottom left edge of grip. Cyl is usual 6-shots with oval stop notches and has the Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking and its sgl safety pin is crisp & prominent. The “COLT’S PATENT” portion of the roll marking is clearly legible while the “MODEL U.S.M.R.” part of the legend has been removed. This is an extremely late 1st Model and probably would be considered a transition as it has the oval cyl stop notches of the 1st Model with the right hand bbl address of the 2nd Model. Most publications reviewed indicate that 1st Model SNs ran through about the number “8000” with some early 2nd Models numbered in the low 6000 range. This is easily explainable given Colt’s frugality in not wasting anything but used whatever parts were available, especially when filling military contracts. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered and rammer handle, which is numbered “8399”. Bbl retains traces of orig blue in sheltered areas with both sides of bbl lug somewhat nicked & dinged and scattered spots of pitting on bbl. Frame retains dark mottled case colors and hammer dark case colors on sides & rear edge. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina with a few nicks & dings and retains about 85% Dragoon/Indian fight scene. Trigger guard & back strap are a light mustard patina. Grip is sound with moderately worn edges and clearly legible cartouches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-36674 JR43 (18,000-20,000)

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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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EXCEEDINGLY RARE SAMUEL COLT PRESENTATION CASED 3-GUN SET, ONE OF ONLY TWO OR THREE KNOWN. 1) Cal. 36. SN 41936. Model 1851 Navy 3rd Model Percussion Revolver. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and New York City address. Left side of frame is hand engraved “COLTS PATENT” in an arc in a pillow shaped panel. It has usual 6-shot cyl with Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking and all 6 safety pins mostly serviceable. The silver plated small guard trigger guard & back strap contain a deluxe varnished burl walnut 1-pc grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. SN was observed in the usual places, on rammer handle, cyl, bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap. Last four digits of SN are found on wedge & cyl arbor. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young in his deluxe presentation coverage consisting of foliate arabesque patterns, very nicely shaded with extra fine punch dot background. Frame has full coverage with a scroll on left recoil shield terminating in a flower blossom. Engraving extends over bbl lug and top side flats of bbl with one scroll on left side terminating in Mr. Young’s distinctive dog’s head pattern and another on right side terminating in a flower blossom. Hammer has also received Mr. Young’s deluxe treatment with foliate arabesque patterns on shank & wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose. Sides of hammer spur & top edge are engraved with fish scale patterns and the spur has a hand cut checkered panel. Rammer pivot is engraved to match. Top of back strap is engraved in Mr. Young’s distinctive fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns near the top, at the heel, at the butt strap & trigger guard. Center of back strap is engraved in period script “To Hugh Rose / From Saml Colt”. All screwheads and ends of wedge are also engraved. 2) Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver. Cal. 31. SN 62131. Usual configuration with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and engraved address “Saml Colt”. Left side of frame is engraved “COLTS PATENT” in an arc in a pillow shape. It has 5-shot cyl with stagecoach holdup scene and 4 of the 5 safety pins serviceable. The small guard silver-plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a nicely figured varnished 1-pc walnut grip with the SN in back strap channel. SN was additionally observed on cyl, bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & back strap. Last four digits of SN are found on rammer handle and last three digits of SN are on cyl arbor. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young in his deluxe coverage consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background. One scroll on left recoil shield terminates in his distinctive dog’s head pattern. Engraving extends over bbl lug & rammer pivot with a scroll on left side terminating in a matching dog’s head pattern. Hammer also received his deluxe treatment with foliate arabesque patterns on sides of shank and wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose. Sides of spur and top edge are engraved in fish scale patterns with hand cut checkering on the spur. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Young’s distinctive fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns near top, at the heel, on butt strap & trigger guard. Screw heads are also engraved. 3) Root Model 1855 Model 2 Percussion Revolver. Cal. 28. SN 5523. All blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line address with pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot unfluted cyl with cabin/Indian fight scene roll marking. Mounted with a varnished deluxe burl walnut 1-pc grip that has the SN in back strap channel. SN was observed on bottom of bbl, cyl, & butt strap. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young in about 40-50% coverage extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background. Rammer pivot, hammer spur & hammer shank are engraved to match and the screw heads are also engraved. Accompanied by this set’s ultra-rare orig deluxe rosewood triple casing with scalloped edge plate in the top inscribed in period script “Hugh Rose Esqre / Compliments of / Col. Colt”. Interior is lined in burgundy velvet with bottom compartmented for the three revolvers; a dbl sided Navy sized angle spout flask; a sgl sided eagle & stars “COLTS PATENT” pocket sized flask and a dbl sided eagle & stars Root sized flask; a blued steel “COLTS PATENT” bullet & ball mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “36B”; a blued steel bullet & ball mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “31 Pkt”; a brass bullet & ball caliber 28 mold with steel sprue cutter marked “H” on right side; two tins of Eley’s caps, both with green & black top labels and one with blue paper wrapping; a central compartment contains a packet of Colt’s Cartridge Works 36 caliber combustible cartridges and a packet of Colt’s Cartridge Works caliber 31 combustible cartridges. Also accompanying is an L-shaped nipple wrench, six spare nipples and a quantity of lead bullets & balls. Additionally accompanied by a 3-ring binder of provenance & information about this fabulous set and the man to whom it was presented. Hugh Rose was from South Carolina and appears to have been a sea captain prior to the Civil War but having been too elderly to participate in active combat, Capt. Rose became a volunteer aide to several Confederate Generals throughout the war including Brig. Gen. Thomas Drayton during the Federal bombardment of Forts Walker & Beauregard; under Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Jones during the Maryland Campaign of Sept. 1862 at the Battle of Antietam; and under Gen. Richard B. Garnett throughout South Carolina & Maryland and back to Richmond. All mentions of his service to these Generals was very favorable in executing orders with great coolness, courage & gallantry. It is not clear just how Mr. Rose & Col. Colt became acquainted or what service he may have rendered to Col. Colt to warrant such a fabulous presentation, but that they were apparently very close is demonstrated by the fact that Mr. Rose was a witness to Samuel Colt’s last will & testament dated June 6, 1856 along with three other individuals, all from New York. A certified copy of Samuel Colt’s will accompanies this lot. It is interesting to note that a codicil to the orig will dated Jan. 12, 1858 and a second codicil dated Feb. 2, 1859 are not witnessed by Mr. Rose. Also accompanying is Mr. Rose’s orig passport, issued in 1849 and signed by James Buchanan, the then Secretary of State under Pres. Polk and later who became the 15th President of the United States. This passport indicates that Mr. Rose was a member of the U.S. Legation and who traveled extensively throughout Europe including Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium & England with the last entries being 1857. Unfortunately this passport is not anything like the modern passport as there is no personal identification data included. Additionally accompanying is a deluxe slip cover edition of Samuel Colt Presents, Wilson, the Colt Exhibit at the Wadsworth Athaneum, Hartford, CT, Nov. 1961 – Jan. 1962. Pages 120 & 121 of this publication pictures this set, as found, missing one packet of cartridges with a full page description of the set & contents. It was on loan to the exhibit from renowned firearms authority, dealer & collector, Herb Glass. CONDITION: 1) Very fine, all matching including rammer, wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 60-70% orig factory blue, glossy & bright in sheltered areas with balance flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Rammer, pivot & handle retain dark case colors. Frame & hammer also retain dark case colors being mostly a dark brown patina. Cylinder is a mottled brown patina & retains about 85-90% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger guard retains nearly all of its strong orig silver plating with slight edge wear. Back strap is slightly thinned at the heel and over inscription and overall retains 70-75% orig silver plating. Grip is sound with light edge wear and a few scattered minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig deluxe varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. 2) Fine to very fine, all matching including rammer, wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, thinning to a blue/gray patina elsewhere. Frame & hammer are darkened case colors with light pitting around hammer nose. Cylinder is a silver/brown patina & retains about 70-75% stagecoach holdup scene. Trigger guard & back strap retain virtually all of their orig strong silver plating with only minor thinning on engraving of back strap and at the heel. Grip is sound with light nicks & scratches and light edge wear and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. 3) Fine to very fine, all matching as noted. Overall retains about 85% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear & thinning on left side of frame & recoil shield. Back strap is also slightly thinned. Cyl is a blue/gray patina with some minor fine pitting and retains about 75% cabin/Indian fight scene. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good rifling & moderate to heavy pitting. Case has a crack across the lid and several light grain checks with most of its canvas covering on bottom intact. It has very light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its deluxe varnish finish. Interior is lightly to moderately faded in the lid and moderately faded & soiled in bottom with a few reattached partitions. Navy flask retains 70-75% orig finish with a couple of small dents. Pocket flask retains about 90% strong orig finish. Root flask retains 95-96% strong orig finish on body with one small dent and about 60-70% gold wash on collar & spout. Navy mold appears to be unused and retains 95-96% strong orig brushed blue. Pocket mold retains 99% plus strong orig blue and also appears to be unused. The Root mold has a couple of small dings & scratches, also appears to be unused and retains most of its orig polish. The wrapped cap tin retains about 88-90% blue paper covering with a strong top label. The other tin has a worn top label and retains most of its orig lacquer. The two cartridge boxes are still sealed and extremely fine. Nipples & nipple wrench are also fine. 4-36685 JR38 (250,000-350,000)

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2108

FANTASTIC CASED PAIR OF ENGRAVED COLT POCKET NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS. SN 5543 & 5544. Cal. 36. Identically engraved pair,nickel & gold finish with nearly identically raised carved 1-pc ivory grips numbered to their respective revolvers. They have 6-1/2″ oct bbls with brass pin front sights and 1-line New-York U.S. America addresses. Left sides of frames are hand engraved “COLTS PATENT” in an arc and left rear webs of trigger guards are marked “36 CAL”. They have 5-shot rebated cylinders with stagecoach holdup scene. The silver plated brass trigger guards & back straps contain the aforementioned 1-pc ivory grips, both of which are engraved with Lady Liberty motifs. #5543 has the large motif of a standing Lady Liberty holding an American flag on a staff in her right hand and a document, probably the Declaration of Independence or Constitution in her left hand. #5544 depicts the figure of seated Lady Liberty with an American shield under her right hand and holding a staff with Liberty Cap in her left hand. Both revolvers are engraved, probably by Gustave Young in late vine style with full coverage on frames of foliate arabesque patterns having several scrolls that terminate in flower blossoms. Matching engraving extends over bbl lugs and top side flats and on to the rammer pivots. Tops of back straps are engraved in Mr. Young’s trademark fan patterns with foliate arabesque patterns near the top, at the heels, on the butt straps & trigger guards. SNs were observed in all the usual places with the numbers on the bbl lugs, frames, trigger guards & butt straps having the letters “IE” stamped just below each serial number, indicating they were to be engraved with ivory grips. Accompanied by their orig fine rosewood casing with empty silver plate in the lid. Lined with burgundy velvet and compartmented in bottom for the revolvers; a sgl sided “COLTS PATENT” eagle & stars pocket sized flask; blued steel bullet & ball 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold marked on right side “36P”; an L-shaped nipple wrench and two lacquered tins of Eley’s caps. This fabulous set of revolvers is pictured in color on p. 179 of Colt Engraving, Wilson, with a caption crediting them to the Buddy Hackett Collection. This is truly an exceptional & rare set. PROVENANCE: Buddy Hackett Collection; Ken Schindler; George Repaire; Henry Guerra. CONDITION: SN 5543. Fine to very fine, all matching including rammer, wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl & frame retain 70-75% orig nickel finish with the flaked areas a dark patina and some spots of loose nickel on bbl. Rammer, cyl & hammer retain about 80% strong orig gold plating. Cyl also retains about 75-80% stagecoach holdup scene with the loss areas a dark patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain generous amounts of thinning orig silver plate. Grip is sound with a few age lines in bottom edges and a small chip on right edge and shows light wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. SN 5544. Very fine plus, all matching including rammer handle, wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains about 90% strong, bright orig nickel with some losses around forcing cone area and some light bubbling on bbl lug. Frame retains about all of its strong orig nickel with a couple of small spots of flaking. Rammer retains traces of orig gold with strong bright gold on pivot and thin gold on handle. Cyl retains 88-90% strong orig gold plating with strong gold in chambers and front face. Rear face of cyl also retains about 50% gold plating with all five safety pins serviceable. Hammer retains about 90% orig gold with some pitting around nose and a wear spot on the shank. Trigger guard retains traces of silver plating with balance a medium mustard patina. Back strap is a medium mustard patina. Grip has a chipped left heel, otherwise is sound and retains a wonderful golden ivory patina with light to moderate wear on carved area. Case has a few chips in veneer on the lid, otherwise is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and some light raised grain and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded inside the lid with moderate fading and light soil in the bottom and light damage from front sights and hammer spurs. Flask retains about 92-93% strong orig finish on the body with the losses from case wear on th eback side. Top & spout retain most of their orig gold wash. Mold is crisp and probably unused with numerous small nicks & dings on the sides and retains most of its orig blue. Cap tins & nipple wrench are fine. 4-36668 JR39 (40,000-50,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE DOUBLE PANEL SCENE FACTORY EXHIBITION ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 31113. Cal. 31. Blue & color case hardened with 6″ oct bbl & brass pin front sight. Top flat of bbl has the unusual engraved address of “SAML COLT” with no additional decorations. Left side of frame has engraved “COLT’S PATENT” in a ribbon. The small guard silver plated trigger guard & back strap contain a deluxe burl walnut 1-pc grip with varnish finish and the SN in the back strap channel. First four digits of SN are visible with the last digit obscured by oil & wear. Serial number was observed in usual places on bottom of bbl lug, cyl, trigger guard & butt strap. Last four digits of SN are on the rammer handle & wedge with the last three digits of SN on cyl spindle. SN on bbl lug, frame & trigger guard is accompanied by a small punch dot indicating that this revolver was to receive extra polish for engraving. Cylinder is usual 5-shots with stagecoach holdup scene. Revolver is beautifully engraving, probably by Gustave Young or at least from his shop with full coverage rare transitional vine style foliate arabesque patterns without background, as is observed during this time period. Exhibition engraving patterns extend over bbl lug & top side flats of bbl and on rammer pivot. Left side of bbl lug is engraved with an early style spread-winged American eagle clutching arrows in its right talons and an olive branch in the other. Eagle has rays emanating from the background. Right side of bbl lug is engraved with a classic recumbent lion also with rays emanating from the background. Top of back strap, heel, butt strap & trigger bow are engraved with matching foliate arabesque patterns. Hammer is engraved with a small foliate arabesque pattern on the sides with a wolf’s head on each side of the hammer nose, fish scales on sides of spur and, most unusually fish scales down the entire top edge of the hammer. Hammer spur has hand checkered panel. Trigger guard & back strap have the early heavy silver plating with the bbl & frame having the early “soft” finish. In the period 1850 to about 1873 there were in excess of 300,000 Model 1849 revolvers produced with a portion of those factory engraved. Few, however, were panel scene engraved and are virtually unknown. It is extremely unusual to find such an early made Pocket model with exhibition double panel scene engraving. This revolver is completely authentic in all respects and one of the most rare of all the Pocket models. Similar examples of exhibition engraved 1849s from this time period (1852-53) are illustrated in the Colt Engraving Book, Vol 1, pp.49,55,59. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 50-60% thin orig blue with the balance a blue/brown patina, showing only sharp edge wear. Frame retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas being an overall gray/brown patina. Cylinder is matching mottled gray/brown patina and retains about all of the stagecoach holdup scene with all five safety pins intact. Grip is sound showing moderate wear with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few small scattered spots of light pitting. 4-42710 JR123 (50,000-80,000)

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RARE CASED GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 109089. Cal. 31. Blue & color case hardened with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and engraved “Saml Colt” address. Left side of frame is hand engraved “COLTS PATENT” in an arc inside a pillow shape. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap with small trigger guard contains a wonderful 1-pc ivory grip with deep relief carved Dragoon’s bust. Back strap is engraved in period script “D.L. Stone / from Colts P.F.A. Mfg. Co.” Revolver has 5-shot cyl with stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Engraved by Gustave Young in his deluxe presentation quality consisting of full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame with two scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. Matching engraving patterns extend over bbl lug & top side flats with one scroll on left side terminating in Mr. Young’s trademark dog’s head and another scroll terminating in a flower blossom on right side. Rammer pivot is engraved to match. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern with foliate arabesque scrolls near top of back strap, at the heel, on butt strap & trigger guard. Screw heads are also engraved. SNs were observed on bbl lug, frame, trigger guard, butt strap & cyl with last four digits of SN on rammer handle flat and last five digits of SN on wedge. Accompanied by an orig Colt deluxe rosewood casing with empty rectangular plate in lid. Interior is purple velvet lined and compartmented in bottom for revolver; a fine sgl sided “COLTS PATENT” eagle & stars pocket sized flask; a brass “COLTS PATENT” 2-cavity pocket sized mold; a packet of Colt’s Cartridge Works combustible cartridges; an L-shaped nipple wrench; a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps and a functioning key. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including rammer handle, wedge & cyl, grip is unnumbered. Bbl retains 75-80% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Rammer, handle & pivot retain dark case colors. Frame & hammer also retain dark case colors with some light wear on hammer. Trigger guard & back strap retain 85-90% strong orig silver plating. Cyl is a cleaned gray metal patina & retains about 90% stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Grip has a repair on right rear edge and some chips on right front edge and has several age lines on bottom edges and overall retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some scattered spots of pitting in the grooves. Case has some minor grain checks in the lid and a crack along rear edge and retains about 85% green paper on the bottom. Interior is lightly faded & soiled with solid partitions. Flask retains about 95% strong orig finish with almost all of the wear on back side from the case. Mold has a couple of small nicks on left handle, otherwise is crisp & clean. Cartridge packet is crisp. L-shaped nipple wrench & cap tin are equally fine. 4-36684 JR44 (30,000-40,000)

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RARE CASED COLT MODEL 1865 POCKET NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 2194. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is stamped “36 CAL”. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a fine varnished 1-pc walnut grip with SN in butt strap channel. Cylinder is usual 5-shots with rebated diameter and has the stagecoach holdup scene roll marking with all five safety pins crisp & sharp. Accompanied by an orig Colt mahogany casing with purple velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the revolver; a sgl sided eagle & stars pocket sized flask; a blued steel 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold marked on right side “36P”; a packet of combustible cartridges marked “FOR EITHER COLT’S OR WHITNEY’S POLICE PISTOLS” and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. There were approx. 19,000 of these fine revolvers produced through about 1873 with most seeing hard service well into the late 1800s and are rarely found cased and almost never with high orig finish. This is one of the finest Pocket Navy revolvers extant. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching, new & unfired. Bbl retains about 99% glossy bright factory blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a few light nicks around wedge slot. Rammer & handle retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors. Frame & hammer retain about all of their bright orig case colors, slightly faded on top edge of hammer. Cylinder retains about 92-93% glossy orig blue with some minor flaking, a light cyl line and retains virtually all of its stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Chambers of cyl and the bore retain virtually all of their orig factory blue further lending credence to the premise that this revolver is unfired. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their orig silver plating, slightly thinned on front & back straps. Grip is sound & crisp with only a couple of minor light nicks in finish and retains virtually all of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is sound with a light scratch in the lid and a few very minor handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Interior is crisp with light wear from contact with the cyl and edge of grip and light damage from the front sight & hammer spur. Mold & flask are crisp and as new. Cartridge packet & cap tin are fine. 4-36679 JR45 (30,000-40,000)

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CASED PAIR GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION PISTOLS. SN 97160 & 97170. Cal. 31. These guns have the usual configurations of Colt pocket model revolvers made late in 1860 as war fever in the United States was on the move. These guns have the desirable 6″ oct bbls with brass pin front sights and “SAML COLT” engraved on bbl flats. Left side of frames are engraved “COLTS PATENT” in block letters. The silver-plated trigger guard and backstrap contain 1-pc varnished wood grips. Revolvers have received Mr. Young’s deluxe engraving treatment with full coverage of intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on frames and bbl housings extending onto top flat sides of bbls. Rammer pivots are also engraved as are hammers, backstraps and trigger guards. Top of backstraps are engraved with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern. All the engraving has a fine punch-dot background with several scrolls terminating in flower blooms. The right side bbl housing right side of frame on #97160 terminates in bird’s head. Case overall is very good and solid containing a brass 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” marked mold, a silver-plated “COLTS PATENT” marked powder flask and 2 cap tins. A partial label for loading Colt’s pistols is pasted inside lid. CONDITION: Guns overall are very good and functional. SN 97160 appears original and complete with all matching SN’s including wedge but back of cyl has had safety pins replaced with back of cyl milled to accept these inserted steel pins. Engraving and markings are all discernible and well struck. There are traces of blue finish in protected areas under bbl. The stocks are well fit retaining about 60% of their original varnish. Trigger guard and backstrap retain 60-70% of their original finish. SN 97170 appears original with exception of cyl and wedge which are SN’d to match but appear to be replacements. SN’s on bbl housing and frame have been re-colored but SN’s could be original here. The metal overall on this gun is gray/brown with scattered areas of rust and pitting. Engraving and other markings are all easily discernible though there is more scattered pitting on this gun than on #97160. Stocks on this gun are well fit and retain about 50% of their original varnish. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about 80% of their silver-plating. Both guns are mechanically functional. The accompanying flask retains between 10-20% of its original silver-plate over patina. Brass mold has numerous small nicks and dents with “COLTS PATENT” about 70% discernible. Labels on cap tins are probably modern. Case overall is very good. Lining is well worn and label missing about 15-20% of text as can be seen in photos and may be replaced. 4-44268 JS32 (6,000-9,000)

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FACTORY INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 WELLS FARGO REVOLVER. SN 100745. Cal. 31. This fine conditioned classic Wells Fargo variation of the Model 1849 has 3″ oct bbl with proper 2-line NY address. Gun retains a lot of its original finish and a crisp full stagecoach hold-up cyl scene. This gun is inscribed on bottom of buttstrap “A.J. Knisley”. This gun was made in 1855 and more research should be done to identify the person in inscription as it certainly has gold rush era history. This is a fine example of a scarce Colt Model 1849 variant in beautiful condition. PROVENANCE: Previously in the renowned CA Gold Rush collection of Hugh Hayes. CONDITION: Bbl retains 60-70% of its original blue finish though thin in areas with scattered dings and dents around bbl lug. Frame and hammer are smooth retaining about 50% dull muted case color. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about 70% of their original silver-plate. Stocks retain 90%+ original varnish with scattered small dents and scratches. Cyl is overall smooth and gray with traces of original blue finish with scattered staining and small area of light pitting. Markings are all crisp and easily discerned with an especially well defined cyl scene. 4-42262 JS21 (10,000-12,000)

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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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CASED LONDON COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 820. Cal. 31. This is a very fine near new cased pocket model with the most desirable 6″ bbl. This gun was made in the first year of London production of this model in 1853. This gun is of the usual configuration with a brass pin front sight and 2-line London address with brackets. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and the left side of bbl lug and cyl have British proofs. Cyl has stagecoach holdup scene. Silver-plated large loop trigger guard and backstrap contain 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Accompanied by an English-style mahogany casing with blue velvet lining and paper label with directions for loading pasted in lid. Case is compartmented in typical English style and contains a fine Dixson flask marked “COLTS POCKET FLASK”. This flask is in wonderful condition retaining most of its original red laquer. A two-cavity bullet mold marked “COLTS PATENT” retains most of its original blue finish as does the L-shaped gun tool. A large japanned tin is marked with green paper label “ELEY BROS.” and “COLTS PATENT”. This tin contains caps, patches and loose .31 Cal balls. This is a beautiful, all original London-cased Colt with all of its accessories including 10-1/2″ cleaning rod with blued steel finial end. CONDITION: Bbl retains 95%+ original bright blue finish with some scattered small scratches and abrasions. Cyl retains about 60%+ original bright blue finish with complete and easily discerned stagecoach holdup scene. Loading assembly retains 30-40% bright case colors with remainder muted color. Frame and hammer retain 60-80% case color with remainder muted color. Backstrap and trigger guard retain 20-30% of their bright blue finish with remainder gray and silver colored with scattered staining. Gun is functionally and mechanically fine. Stocks retain 95%+ original varnish. Cleaning tool retains 50-60% original bright blue on steel handle end. Bullet mold retains about 80% blue finish though numerous nicks and dents are present where mold apparently was used as tack hammer. Eley tin retains most of its original japanning and paper label is very good with several small scuffs that have removed bits of paper as seen in photos. The Dixson bag flask retains 90%+ of its original brown finish with areas of staining with numerous small scratches and dents. Case overall is sound with typical expected storage scrapes, scratches and abrasions. Case closes with a small gap. Internal paper label is complete and intact with areas of staining as can be seen in photos. Velvet lining in case is very good overall. Velvet-covered wooden compartment cover which is retained by brass finial is not perfectly fit in case and may be later addition due to poor fit and different texture of cloth. Most cases of this type we encounter lack this particular compartment cover and were probably never made with them. 4-44260 JS30 (7,000-9,000)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1849 FACTORY PRESENTATION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 189167. Cal. 31. This standard model Colt pocket revolver is in beautiful condition retaining most of its original bright blue finish and case color. The cyl has a complete and easily discernible stagecoach hold up engraved scene. The gun is housed in an original Colt factory case with components in very nice condition matching the condition of this arm. This gun was made early in 1861 and factory inscribed on backstrap “D.H. Pond From His Friends in Hartford, CT”. This 4″ oct bbl gun conforms to typical configuration and markings in 1861 including rare 2-line Hartford bbl address. Sgt. David H. Pond enlisted in the 1st Connecticut volunteers at the start of the Civil War and fought at the first battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861. David Pond is found in Hartford city directories as a painter between 1852 and 1870. Sgt. Pond was only in the service for 3 months. He was probably one of the early enlisting soldiers who thought the war would be over after only one battle and he did not re-enlist. It is likely that David Pond was part of the family of Charles Pond, owner of the Hartford & New Haven railroad and an original stockholder in the Colt Patent Arms Company. This is a fine example of an original and authentic cased, early Civil War factory presentation Colt Model 1849 revolver in beautiful condition. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a bound folder of research and historical information regarding the gun and soldier compiled by Tom Lopiano, Jr. CONDITION: Bbl retains 90%+ original bright blue finish. Loading assembly retains about half its case color. Frame and hammer retain strong traces of case color though mostly muted on frame. Cyl retains traces of bright blue, especially in cyl stops. Safety pins are sharp and intact. Gun is possibly unfired. Backstrap and trigger guard retain 70-80% of their original silverplate and stocks retain 95% of their original varnish. Eagle flask retains most of its varnish on reverse and about 50% on obverse. Steel mold with attached sprew cutter is crisply marked “COLTS PATENT” and retains 40-50% of its blue finish. Brass cap tin has red paper label with Eley’s maker’s mark in very good condition. Casing overall is sound and fits well with only very slight warpage when closing. Accompanying key will not operate case. 4-38850 JS20 (8,000-12,000)

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CASED PRESENTATION GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 113261. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 5″ bbl, brass pin front sight, “SAML COLT” engraved bbl. Left side of frame is engraved “COLTS PATENT” in large block letters. Revolver has received Mr. Young’s deluxe engraving treatment with full coverage, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on frame which extends to bbl, over bbl lug and top side flats. Rammer pivot is also engraved to match and hammer has deluxe treatment of same foliate patterns terminating in the head of an animal. Top of backstrap is engraved with Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern and foliate patterns near the top at the heel on buttstrap and trigger guard. All engraving has a fine punch-dot background with several scrolls on frame and bbl lug terminating in flowers and right side terminating in birds head and left side terminating in Mr. Young’s trademark dogs head. Cyl is 5-shots with stagecoach holdup scene marking. This gun is accompanied by a Colt custom-made mahogany casing with a painted inscription on cover which reads “J.C.D.”/from/”R.G.”. It would be interesting to know who the presenter and recipient of this fine gun were which was made in 1856. The case is stamped on bottom top edge “PATENT APR 1854”. The accompanying blue steel two-cavity mold is marked “31 PKT”. A large tin of pistol caps is maker marked by Eley. There is an accompanying “COLTS PATENT” marked eagle pistol flask and an L-shaped Colt pistol tool along with scattered loose .31 Cal balls. This is a fine, “as found” cased Colt with no problems. CONDITION: Gun overall is in fine condition retaining 20-30% of the original blue finish to bbl with another large percentage thinning and turning plum with scattered areas of rust and pitting. Cyl retains tiny traces of blue finish with 4 complete safety pins and 1 that is mostly smashed flat. One cyl is still loaded! Cyl scene is all discernible with small areas of pitting. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about 50% of their original silver-plating. Burled stocks are sound and solid retaining 90%+ of their original varnish. Patented Colt case is solid though slightly warped and a gap especially on right front is seen when closed. Metal binding on edges is complete though one pc in back left is a bit loose and a crack extends in corner of that case under that particular binding. Velvet interior of case still mostly sound and solid with considerable wear where pistol was in contact. One partition separating gun from bullet mold is broken and loose but still retained by lining. Pistol flask is solid retaining traces of original varnish and good yellow patina. Bullet mold is very fine retaining most of its original blue though mostly thin, “COLTS PATENT” mark on spruecutter and “31 PKT” on body are well struck and easily read. The accompanying Colt tool is in fine condition retaining about half of its original blue finish with scattered staining. 4-44266 JS29 (7,000-9,000)

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CASED INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 62558. Cal. 31. This gun appears original, all matching and as found. Gun has an excellent cyl scene which is mostly, if not all, discernible. This gun has 6″ bbl with 2-line NY address and silver-plated backstrap which is inscribed “P.M. Armington”. Further research needs to be done on Mr. Armington. This gun was manufactured in 1853 and is cased in an after-market casing with somewhat of a form-fitted partition for trigger guard. Other two compartments hold a “COLTS PATENT” marked powder flask, a brass “COLTS PATENT” marked bullet mold with iron sprue cutter, tin of Eley Bros. Colt’s pistol caps and L-shaped pistol tool. CONDITION: Gun overall is very good. Metal overall is gray/brown with traces of finish especially in protected areas. There is scattered staining and pitting. Cyl retains all safety pins, though worn. Cyl scene of stagecoach hold-up is 95% discernible. Frame is mostly smooth and gray with scattered areas of pitting. All markings are bright and crisp as can be seen in photos. Backstrap and trigger guard retain most of their silver-plating. Stocks retain 90% of their original varnish. Casing latch has come loose and retaining screws in latch case are loose. Bullet mold is very good overall. Brass is smooth with only small scattered nicks and scrapes. Sprue cutter is gray with scattered pitting. “COLTS PATENT” marks and “s” are discernible. There is old grinding present on top of large pin that holds sprue cutter. Colt pistol tool has remnants of blue finish under scale. Screwdriver head is broken. Colt marked pistol flask appears to be reproduction. Pistol was not disassembled but apparently has broken or missing mainspring as gun is not functional. 4-44261 JS27 (3,000-4,000)

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FINE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 156357. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has “COLT’S PATENT” engraved in a ribbon. It has usual 6-shot cyl with Ormsby Naval Battle Scene roll marking and British proofs. All six safety pins are prominent & serviceable. Left side of bbl lug also has British proofs. Left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “36 CAL”. The blued steel large guard trigger guard & back strap contain a fine burl walnut 1-pc grip whose back strap channel is mostly obscured by dark oil stains leaving only partially visible numbers. Frame, hammer, bbl lug, rammer handle, back strap & trigger guard are very nicely engraved in light English style consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with about 35-40% coverage. Bottom of rammer handle has full length engraving and there is a band of engraving around muzzle. SN was observed in the usual places, on bottom of bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap. All SNs on bottom of revolver are accompanied by a small “L” indicating this revolver was for the English market. Rammer handle & cyl have the last four digits of SN as does the cyl arbor & wedge. Accompanied by a fine English mahogany casing with an empty scalloped edge rectangular brass plate in the lid. Interior is lined in burgundy velvet with a “DIRECTIONS FOR LOADING COLT’S PISTOLS” label inside the lid. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a Dixon bag flask, a blued steel 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter, not marked “Colt’s Patent” but probably of English make on Colt’s Patent, an all steel cleaning rod, a tin of caps and a Dixon pewter oil bottle. The covered compartment in right rear contains lead bullets & balls and felt wads. There is also an L-shaped nipple wrench. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including cyl, wedge & grip. Bbl retains 88-90% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, slightly thinned elsewhere. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig factory case colors, bright in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere. Cyl retains 60-70% thin orig blue & about 97-98% Ormsby Naval Battle scene. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with front & back straps thinning blue. Grip is sound with sharp edges and a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves with pitting. Case is sound with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly faded with some light soil, moderately faded on compartment cover in bottom. Flask retains a dark mustard patina with a few light dings. Mold retains about 80% strong orig blue with crisp cavities. Other accessories are fine. 4-38851 JPC (20,000-30,000)

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MATCHED PAIR OF PRESENTATION ENGRAVED COLT NAVY REVOLVERS TO COL. OF THE 5TH OHIO CALVARY. SN 100896/93332. Cal. 36. Both guns bear an inscription “Col. WHH Taylor/From his Cincinnati Friends, 1861”. Though SN’s are about 7000 apart, the inscriptions on backstraps are both in the same hand and both guns appear to be factory engraved, and the two guns date late 1860 or very early 1861 both with Hartford addresses on bbls. The earlier gun SN93332 appears typical of Gustave Young’s shop. The second gun is engraved very similar in style and coverage though obviously done at a different time because motifs and hands are different as can be seen in pictures, but the year difference in manufacturing may account for this. The lower SN gun retains traces of original bright blue finish whereas the later gun shows more use and only tiny traces of finish in protected areas, though engraving is still crisp but only 80% cylinder scene is easily discernible. Ivory stocks appear original and fit both guns well. These guns have a very interesting history and are being offered by direct family descent of Col. Taylor. In a March, 1956 Gun Report article, SN100896 is pictured on pg. 21. The author quotes in this article “Col Taylor, my great-grandfather, was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1813, and was the grandson of Benjamin Harrison, “the signer”. Col. Taylor commanded the 5th Ohio Cavalry regiment during the Civil War. When the regiment left Ohio, some of Col. Taylor’s friends presented him with a pair of Colt Navy revolvers and a set of saddle holsters. The fortunes of war carried Col. Taylor to Louisiana, and during this period the revolvers were stolen from him. After the war Col. Taylor returned North where he recounted his experiences to members of the family, including my father. Col. Taylor later moved from Cleves, Ohio, to Minnesota, where he was state librarian for seventeen years. He died in February, 1894, at St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1895 my father received a letter from a woman then living in the Arizona Territory, asking him if he were related to the late Col. Taylor. Apparently this woman had read of Col. Taylor’s death or had become aware of it in some manner. Father replied that he was Col. Taylor’s grandson. After an exchange of correspondence the woman sent to my father the revolver illustrated. All efforts to learn the circumstances under which the woman had required the revolver, or if she had its mate, were fruitless.” Both guns appear complete with all matching SN’s with exception of wedge on the lower numbered gun, which is unnumbered. The ivory stocks on these guns are very well fit and only one was removed and it has an ink matching SN internally under backstrap. The Fifth Ohio Cavalry was a hard-fought unit being recruited originally around Cincinnati, OH. Col. Taylor, a farmer and former postmaster of Cincinnati, his only military qualification being his kinship to Gen. William Henry Harrison, the hero of Tippecanoe, and later President of the United States. Early action of the 5th Cavalry was at Corinth, Mississippi and western Tennessee. The regiment engaged Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, December 18, 1862 and like other units, sent out to intercept him, were easily repelled with many casualties. Col. Taylor resigned his commission August 11, 1863 and returned home. Also included in this grouping are numerous family objects concerning lineage of President William Henry Harrison and President Benjamin Harrison. This is a wonderful set of original ivory stocked, factory engraved, Colt Navy revolvers in fine, “as found” condition. CONDITION: SN93332 is fine overall. Metal is brown with areas of original blue finish, especially in protected areas. Engraving is crisp as are markings. Cylinder scene is complete and discernible. Safety pins are worn but still discernible. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about 80% of silver finish. Stocks are complete with a couple age cracks expected on old ivory. SN100896 is very good overall. Overall brown with traces of blue finish in protected areas. Engraving overall is all discernible. There is a broken ear that is missing on the left side of loading arm below screw as can be seen in photos. Silver plating on backstrap and trigger guard is only present in small areas in protected areas. Ivory stocks are sound and solid exhibiting one 1/2″ cut to right stock and age cracking as is typical to old ivory. Both guns are mechanically fine and function well. 4-42403 JS17 (12,500-25,000)

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RARE & INSCRIBED MODEL 1851 COLT NAVY, ADAMS & CO., SACRAMENTO. SN 18823. Cal. 36. This gold rush era Colt navy revolver with early small guard and inscription on backstrap “ADAMS & CO., SACRAMENTO”. This early model Navy exhibits 7-1/2″ oct bbl marked on top bbl flat correctly “ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY”. “COLTS PATENT” is found on left side frame. Cylinder is marked “Engraved by W.L. Ormsby New York”, with full discernible cylinder scene. This is a fine condition gun retaining crisp edges and traces of finish. SN’s are matching and found on every component normally numbered. This gun is mechanically fine and possibly unique for provenance and condition. The spark that ignited the gold rush occurred in May 1848 when Sam Brannan, a storekeeper in Sutter’s Creek, brandished a bottle filled with gold dust around San Francisco shouting ‘Gold! Gold! Gold from American River!’ The residents of the city now had proof of the discovery and the stampede to the gold fields was on.Adams & Company Express was established in San Francisco in Sep, 1849 as an extension of the east coast Adams Express Co.. Adams & Co operated primarily as a forwarder, banker, and gold dust buyer serving Sacramento and the upstream gold camps. Expansion of locations and functions began with the acquisition of Freeman & Company’s Express in Nov, 1851 and Newell’s Express in late 1851 or early 1852. This gun dates near its heyday in 1852. PROVENANCE: Previously in the renowned CA Gold Rush collection of Hugh Hayes. CONDITION: Overall gun is very good. Gun retains blue finish in protected areas. Ormsby engraved cylinder retains all its scene of naval battle. Stocks retain most of their original varnished finish with scuffing at edges, numerous small dings and dents, especially in butt of stocks and buttstrap. 4-42261 JS14 (25,000-30,000)

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SCARCE DOUBLE CASED PAIR OF COLT CIVIL WAR NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS. SN 103134 & 103136. Cal. 36. This pair of guns made in 1861 at the early stages of the Civil War are cased in a beautiful, flame mahogany custom case with escutcheon plaque having the initials “EAG”. It is unusual to find a pair of guns in matching condition cased only 2 SN’s apart. These guns are of the usual configuration having 7-1/2″ oct bbls, brass pin front sights and 1-line NY addresses. Left sides of frames are marked “COLTS PATENT” and both bbl housings have a small “2” stamped near interface with frame on left side. Both guns appear complete and original with all matching SN’s with exception of wedge on SN103134 where the wedge is not numbered. Guns overall are crisp and tight, fully functional and well marked. Cyl scene of naval battle is visible on both guns. Guns fit well into the red velvet-lined box accompanied by eagle flask and a “COLT PATENT” marked 2-cavity bullet mold stamped “36”. There are several extra cones, bullets, two Eley cap tins and a white metal oiler in the case. CONDITION: Guns overall are very good with crisp edges and traces of finish and old refinish. SN’s and markings are well struck and easily discerned though “AMERICA” in bbl address on SN 103134 is only partially visible as can be seen in photos. Cyl scene on SN 103134 is about 80% intact with areas of newer blue refinish. Cyl scene on 103136 is 80-90% discernible. Backstraps and trigger guards have good yellow patina and retain about 30% of their original silver-plating. Stocks on both guns are sound and well fit and varnish remains about 90%. Accompanying flask has numerous small dents, dings and scratches. Accompanying mold overall gray/blue with scattered pitting under refinished surface. Colt patent mark is readily discernible. Casing overall is in very good condition with a British patent mark on lock. Mahogany veneer has several chips, cracks and scratches typically associated with storage. Velvet interior overall is very good with staining and scuffing in areas where guns and components rub. 4-44243 JS31 (6,000-8,000)

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TWO COLT 1851 LONDON NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS UPPER & LOWER CANADA. SN 28138 & 33214. Cal. 36. Shortly after the Revolutionary War large numbers of Crown loyalists left the U.S. and settled in Canada. With this influx of approx. 40,000 new citizens the government of Canada decided to divide the Eastern portion of the country into two separate regions named Upper & Lower Canada. Upper Canada is the Canadian West, now Ontario, and Lower Canada is Eastern Canada, now the Province of Quebec. Up until about 1854 the Canadian government relied on the British government to supply their arms, ammunition & accoutrements. However, by that time the British Army was heavily involved in the Crimean War and with her other military commitments around the world, the British resources were somewhat strained. Britain asked the Canadian government to try to supply their own military’s requirements so in 1854 Canada formed a commission which was sent to Great Britain in 1855 where they purchased arms for the militia including 800 Model 1851 Colt Navy revolvers. The grips on these revolvers were distinctively marked for Upper & Lower Canada with the company and volunteer number along with “UC” for Upper Canada and “LC” for Lower Canada. #33214 is marked, upside down, on the left grip, “UC / F / 31” signifying Company D Volunteer #31 of the Upper Canada Militia. #28138 is marked on the left grip “LC / C / 25″ signifying assignment to Company C Volunteer #25 of the Lower Canada Militia. Both revolvers are identical, standard ’51 Navy revolvers with 7-1/2” oct bbls, brass pin front sights and 1-line London addresses with arrows. Both have British proof marks on left sides of bbl lugs and cyls. Both have small “COLT’S PATENT” on left sides of frames and have large loop steel trigger guards & back straps containing 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by 5-pages of an article by Paul S. Lederer which appeared in the Feb. 1989 issue of Arms Collection, which deals with the Upper & Lower Canada Colts. CONDITION: Both guns are good to very good, all matching numbers including the grip. Frames retain strong areas of case color with remainder being smooth and gray. Bbls are overall gray with sharp edges with strong areas of original blue especially in protected areas. Cyls retain most all of their Ormsby Naval battle scenes with a couple of spots of very fine pitting. Safety pins are mostly complete on both guns. Grips are solid and sound retaining 90% of their original varnish. There is a toe chip on SN#33214 and bottom of right grip on SN#28138. Bottom of grip of SN#23138 is “chewed up” with loss of finish and numerous small dents. Mechanics in both guns are very good. 4-44295 JS96 (5,000-7,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 127741. Cal. 36. 7-1/2″ octagonal bbl. Blue and case colored. New York address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT”. SN 127741 is found on all parts normally marked and gun is totally matching. There is also a small no. 2 above or below SN’s found on trigger guard, backstrap, frame and bbl housing, possibly meaning this was part of a set. Cylinder has the usual Ormsby naval battle scene. This gun retains much of its original finish and can be seen in photos as a beautiful example of an 1862 Civil War manufactured Colt revolver. CONDITION: Overall this gun is in very fine condition retaining 60-70% of its bright blue finish on bbl. The cylinder retains 10-20% of its original blue with a complete and easily discerned cylinder scene of Naval Battle. Bbl housing has scattered areas of light pitting and numerous small dings, dents and scratches especially around wedge slot. Frame, hammer & trigger are smooth, retaining much of their original case colors though mostly muted as can be seen in photos. Backstrap and trigger guard retain silver plating in protected areas. Grips retain most of their original varnish with exception of scuffing and scraping around edges of toe. Mechanics are very good and gun functions well. 4-42370 JS8 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 24534. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “36 CAL”. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap are mounted with a wonderful 1-pc ivory grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. It has usual 6-shot cyl with Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking and all six safety pins serviceable. SN was observed on bottom of bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap with the last four digits of SN on cyl arbor and last three digits of SN on wedge & cyl. The frame, bbl, back strap, butt strap & trigger guard are wonderfully engraved by Master Engraver L.D. Nimschke in foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background, having full coverage on frame and recoil shields with engraving extending up both sides of bbl, with a pattern on top of bbl and around muzzle. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Nimschke’s deep relief spider web pattern that has a checkered triangle center and has foliate arabesque patterns near the top, at the heel, on butt strap & trigger guard. Back strap & butt strap are outlined in chip & dash patterns. Hammer has received Mr. Nimschke’s deluxe treatment with foliate arabesque patterns on sides of shank, wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose and fish scale patterns on sides of spur and top edge. Cylinder is engraved with chip & dot patterns around both edges of the roll marking. Unfortunately at some time in the recent past the steel parts of this revolver were stripped of all finish leaving clean bright bare metal & crisp engraving making this a candidate for professional restoration. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. The finish as noted above. Cylinder retains about 95-97% Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking. Grip is sound with a couple of age lines on bottom edges and overall retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-36670 JR35 (9,000-12,000)

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NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 20317. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and the silver plated trigger guard & back strap contain a beautiful factory checkered 1-pc ivory grip. Revolver is beautifully engraved by L.D. Nimschke in fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background having full coverage on frame with matching patterns extending over sides of bbl, terminating over the top forward of the address. Each side of muzzle also is engraved in light arabesque patterns with a band around the muzzle. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Nimschke’s trademark spiderweb pattern with triangle shaped center. Top of back strap, heel & trigger guard are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with a geometric pattern on butt strap. Back strap & butt strap are outlined with chip & dot borders. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking and has chip & dot borders at each edge. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge & cyl, grip is unnumbered but there is no doubt that it is orig to this revolver. Bbl & cyl retain no orig finish being mostly a medium to dark mottled brown patina with some light scattered surface rust on bbl. Frame, trigger guard & back strap retain traces of orig silver plating with balance a gray/brown patina. Grip is sound with several age lines and retains a beautiful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. Hammer screw is a replacement. 4-42611 JR36 (6,500-9,500)

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RARE “USN” MARKED COLT 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 4448. Cal. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “36 CAL”. Brass trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with SN in back strap channel. Butt strap is stamped “U.S.N.”. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with Ormsby Naval battle scene roll marking. According to The Book of Colt Firearms, Wilson, only about 650 of these fine revolvers went into the Naval Service and overall only about 38,800 were produced in the period 1861-1873 making this one of the more rare Colt Percussion revolvers. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains traces of orig finish having been cleaned to bright metal a long time ago and now is beginning to repatinate. Rammer pivot retains strong case colors. Frame retains about 50% case colors on left side, moderately faded, and about 80% strong case colors on right side with recoil shields turned silver. Hammer retains smoky case colors with light pitting around nose. Cylinder is a gray metal patina and retains about 50-60% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Grip has a chip on left side at the frame, otherwise is sound showing moderate wear with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine & moderate pitting. 4-36676 JR47 (5,000-7,000)

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VERY FINE MAIN & WINCHESTER SAN FRANCISCO COLT 1860 SLIM JIM TOOLED HOLSTER. Holster is slim jim for 8″ Model 1860 army or conversion with foliate tooling on body. Main & Winchester were an elite saddler in San Francisco from the time of the gold rush to the turn of the century. This particular holster is an as fine condition as can ever be found with tight stitching, perfect tooling and crisp maker’s mark. CONDITION: Holster is very fine overall retaining most all its original brown finish with minor scuffing and cracking to surface at projection for trigger guard. There is a 1/16″ hole punched through the center of the makers mark as seen in photos. 4-42265 JS10 (4,000-6,000)

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VERY RARE CASED ENGRAVED COLT FACTORY MODEL 2 ROOT 1855 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 6738. Cal. 28. All blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl and brass pin front sight. Hartford address with pointing hand motif. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young with about 60% coverage with fine foliate pattern engraving with punch dot background. Screw heads are engraved to match. The backstrap is inscribed through the blue in fine script “To Capt. Pleasanton U.S.A. with Col Colts Compliments”. Revolver is mounted with deluxe 1-pc walnut grip. SN was observed on buttstrap, bottom of bbl and cyl. Cyl is 5-shot with Indian/cabin fight scene. Accompanied by its original red velvet lined Colt factory mahogany case compartmented in bottom for revolver, 2-cavity brass Colt patent mold with sprue cutter marked “COLTS PATENT” on top, Colt pistol flask marked “COLTS PATENT” over 13 stars with a patriotic American eagle and crossed revolvers above ribbon reading “E PLURIBIS UNUM”. Capt. Alfred Pleasanton graduated West Point in 1844, had a gallant war record during the Mexican war and served as General of the Cavalry during the Civil War. George Armstrong Custer was a member of his staff and Pleasanton was one of the first to see Custer’s special abilities as an officer and promoted him to Brigadier General. The Town of Pleasanton, CA was named in honor of Gen. Pleasanton. On the Pennsylvania Memorial at the Gettysburg battlefield stands a full-life statue of Gen. Pleasanton. At the time of the presentation of this gun, about 1855 or 1856, Pleasanton was serving as regimental adjutant with rank of Captain. CONDITION: Very fine overall. This gun retains 80-90% of its bright blue finish over bbl, frame and backstrap. Cyl is crisp and sharp with almost 100% of cyl scene discernible but no finish remains. Gun is mechanically functional. Stocks are sound and solid retaining 95% of their original varnish with scattered scrapes and scratches especially on right side. Casing internally is sound though velvet surfaces are scraped and scuffed especially where in contact with gun and components. Area where sight has sat in case has dug a sizable hole through the velvet as can be seen in pictures. Original caps are found in one compartment as are original round and conical balls in another. A screwdriver with wooden handle appears original to case and fits compartment well, as seen in photos. Colt flask still retains powder and much of its original varnish, though worn, especially on reverse side. Original brass mold is well patinaed. Iron sprue cutter is mostly bright with areas of rust. Colt’s patent marking on sprue cutter is mostly discernible. 4-38846 JS18 (15,000-30,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE EARLY INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH FLUTED CYLINDER. SN 3. Cal. 36. Rare early ’61 Navy with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and it has the extremely rare fluted cylinder with 5 of the 6 safety pins prominent & serviceable. The 6th one is missing. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip with SN in back strap channel. Back strap is engraved in period script “E.A. WALLAZZ” and butt strap is inscribed “RINGGOLD / 104 P.V.”. The SN was noted on bottom of bbl lug, frame, trigger guard, butt strap, wedge, rear face of cyl & cyl spindle. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only approx. the first 100 1861 Navy revolvers had the fluted cylinders making this a very rare & collectible Colt. Edmund A. Wallazz (1834-1893) enlisted as a private in Company A 104th Pennsylvania Infantry, also known as the “Ringgold Regiment”, on Sept. 6, 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant Major of the Regiment on Oct. 31, 1861 and to 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant in Jan. 1863. The 104th, upon mustering in were assigned to Washington and on May 31st & June 1st, 1862 participated in the Battles of Savage Station and Fair Oaks. At Fair Oaks, AKA Seven Pines, they stood alone during the initial assault by the Confederates but were ultimately forced to retreat, nearly having their colors captured. A courageous charge by a small number of Union troops rescued the colors just as they were about to be captured. In Dec. 1862 they were ordered to Beaufort, NC and from there to Hilton Head to join in the operations against Charleston. From that point until June 1864 they occupied various positions on several different islands and participated in the siege of Fort Wagner. In June 1864 they participated in the attack on Charleston, unsuccessfully. They retreated to Hilton Head where they remained until the end of July and were ordered to Florida on railroad guard duty. On Sept. 1st they returned to Alexandria and those members who had not re-enlisted were mustered out on Sept. 30, 1864. This information was extracted from several searches on the internet. Accompanying this revolver is a large lot of information & provenance relating to Lt. Wallazz and his application for pension. Also included are numerous muster rolls listing his different promotions and assignments. Lt. Wallazz, in his petition for pension, claimed to have contracted severe illnesses while assigned on the various islands around Hilton Head and also had his eye sight & hearing severely affected. Numerous witness statements confirmed this fact. Lt. Wallazz lived the last years of his life in San Francisco where he was employed as a printer, editorial writer and editor of newspapers. Also accompanying is a copy of a photograph of Lt. Wallazz in his uniform as the adjutant of his unit. Additionally accompanying are several pages copied from an unidentified book which depict a painting entitled “Rescue of the Colors” by William T. Trego. This painting is a rendition of the recapture of the colors of the 104th Regiment at Fair Oaks/Seven Pines. These pages also include the speeches at the presentation, one by Gen. W.W.H. Davis, who had been in command of the 104th at the Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines. During his speech he recounted the beginning of the battle wherein at the preparation to fire the first volley, a command was given “Ready. Aim.” at which time “Sgt. Major Wallazz, a former pupil of Gen. Stonewall Jackson, at the Virginia Military Academy, stepped up and said “Let me say ‘fire'”. Permission was given and he commanded fire. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Overall retains finish in sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned metal patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain 25-30% orig silver plating with balance a light mustard patina. Grip has a chipped right toe & shows light to moderate edge wear with a few light nicks & scratches and retains 80-85% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-36678 JR42 (35,000-50,000)

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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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RARE COLT CIVILIAN MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 151814. Cal. 44. Blue & color case hardened with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. It has usual 6-shot rebated cyl with Ormsby Naval Battle scene roll marking and 5 of the 6 safety pins are serviceable with the 6th partially serviceable. Frame is 3-screw type cut for shoulder stock with rnd head hammer screw and a stock dimple in butt strap. The silver plated brass trigger guard & blued steel back strap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip serial numbered to this revolver. SNs were observed on bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap with the last five digits of SN on wedge and last four digits on cyl & cyl spindle. The SN on frame is accompanied by a small “S”, indicating that the frame was to be cut for shoulder stock. Front strap is engraved in period script “J.A.R.”. Accompanied by an orig Colt 1860 Army stock with brass yoke & buttplate bearing the SN “150722” on the yoke and “128033” on buttplate. Last four digits, “8033”, are in ink on the buttstock, under buttplate. Stock has a beautiful varnish finish with a lanyard stud & ring in bottom tang. Also accompanied by what appears to be an advertisement for a similar stocked 1860 Army with SN 151313 from noted Colt authority, collector & dealer, the late Alan S. Kelley wherein that revolver also has a mismatched stock and he states in the ad, “This discrepancy common on shoulder stocks of the period.”. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Stock numbered as noted above. Bbl retains 95-96% strong glossy orig factory blue with faint muzzle edge wear and a few scattered chemical spots. Rammer & handle retain most of their orig case colors, turning dark. Frame & hammer retain brilliant case colors on sides with recoil shields faded. Rear edge of hammer has brilliant colors. Cyl retains strong bright blue in rebated area with major diameter a blue/brown patina and one small chemical spot, probably from a holster, and retains about 85% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Chambers are crisp & clean with traces of orig blue. Trigger guard retains traces of silver plating being mostly a light brass patina. Back strap & butt strap retain glossy orig blue at top of back strap and on butt strap with body of back strap a thin blue/gray patina. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear, a gouge on right side and light handling & use nicks & scratches and retains 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with lots of orig blue. Stock yoke retains traces of silver plating in sheltered areas with balance a medium mustard patina. Buttplate is also a medium mustard patina. Stock has a few scattered very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant orig varnish, a superb specimen. 4-36672 JR37 (25,000-40,000)

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EXTRAORDINARY ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 113487. Cal. 44. Spectacular custom engraved & finished ’60 Army with 7-13/16″ bbl, slightly reduced from orig 8″ with slightly altered orig German silver front sight and gold inlaid in 1-line “ADDRESS-COL-SAML COLT-NEW-YORK-US-AMERICA”. Both sides of frame are inlaid in gold “COLTS PATENT”. Bbl & cyl are beautifully browned with the rammer & handle, frame, hammer & back strap beautifully bone charcoal color case hardened. Trigger guard & front strap are gold plated brass. Mounted with extraordinary, highly figured 1-pc walnut grip, fully checkered with about 24-lines per inch and carved oak leaves at the top. Frame is engraved in full coverage extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with very fine shaded background. Left side of frame is inlaid with a raised gold setter on point and an elaborate dbl fleur-de-lis raised gold pattern around “COLTS PATENT”. Left recoil shield has two raised gold pheasants and the right recoil shield another. Right side of frame is inlaid with a raised gold setter on point with matching raised gold fleur-de-lis patterns around “COLTS PATENT”. Both sides of bbl lug are engraved with equally gorgeous matching fine foliate arabesque patterns with a raised gold dog or fox on each side. Rammer pivot is engraved to match. Gullets of the bbl lug have flowing shaded panels and the sides of bbl and over top of bbl are inlaid with intricately intertwined raised gold foliate arabesque patterns with matching patterns over top of forcing cone. There are flat gold inlaid arabesque patterns in two fine gold vines around muzzle. Cylinder is almost indescribably engraved with eleven panels of very intricate, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on the major circumference and with matching raised gold foliate arabesque patterns around rebated area and on lands between the nipple recesses. The 12th panel on the cyl is inlaid with large flat gold lettering “COLT PATENT” (sic)/ NO 113487″. Back strap, butt strap & trigger bow are all engraved with intricate matching foliate arabesque patterns and almost every surface on the bbl, frame, cyl, hammer, back strap & butt strap are outlined in fine gold wire. All of screws are gold plated. Bottom of bbl lug is inlaid in flat gold “DEWIL LIEGE”, Rene Dewil, Master Engraver for Fabrique Nationale/Browning Arms. Right side of the front strap under the grip is hand stamped “T. KIRKLAND / UNION CITY / TENN. / 1961 REFINISHED” with a small “5”. Left side of butt strap under the grip is stamped “T. KIRKLAND”. The late Turner Kirkland was the patriarch of the Kirkland Family who owns Dixie Gun Works of Union City, TN. Serial numbers on bottom of bbl flat & bottom of frame are hand engraved while the numbers on the trigger guard are orig stampings. Serial number on butt strap has been obliterated by engraving. This cataloger has examined & described many extraordinary custom engraved firearms in the past 20 years, but this one ranks as one of the most beautiful ever examined. CONDITION: Extremely fine, retains all of its fine custom finish with lovely browns on bbl & cyl and brilliant case colors on rammer & handle, frame, hammer, back strap & butt strap. Grip is sound and retains about all of its fine varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-42659 JR146 (12,500-17,500)

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COLT MODEL 1860 MARTIAL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 142475. Cal. 44. This is a nice example of the standard Civil War calvary side arm issued and manufactured in 1863. This was probably the most popular side arm to Confederate also as many captured examples saw continued use. This gun has the usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line NY address. It has the usual six-shot cyl. Left side of frame is correctly marked “COLTS PATENT”. Brass trigger guard and iron backstrap are mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has inspector’s cartouche on left side. Small sub-inspector marks are found on other metal parts of gun. Gun appears original and all matching SN’s including wedge. CONDITION: This gun overall is very good with gray/brown metal that bbl and cyl have been lightly cleaned and refinished. Remainder of metal is smooth with traces of case color to frame and scattered areas of pitting. Cyl is gray/brown overall with 95%+ visible cyl scene with scattered areas of pitting and several scratches. Stocks are sound, fit well and solid with remnants of inspector’s cartouche to left stock with remnants of old refinish. 4-44294 JS23 (2,500-3,500)

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CIVIL WAR ERA COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 143685. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line NY address. Left side of frame has small “COLTS PATENT”. Frame is 3-screw pattern with rnd head hammer screw, cut for shoulder stock with stock stud dimple in buttstrap. It has the usual 6-shot cyl with Ormsby naval battle scene. Safety pins are barely present but bases are discernible. Brass trigger guard and iron backstrap contain 1-pc walnut grips with inspector’s cartouches on each side. There are small inspector’s marks on various parts including bbl and cyl. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All matching with exception of wedge, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains strong traces of original blue especially under bbl and other protected areas with a balance of smooth gray patina. Rammer pivot retains faded case colors with a balance of gray patina. Frame retains 40-50% muted case colors, stronger on the right side than the left with balance turning silver/gray. Cyl is gray overall with cyl scene being 90% visible. Trigger guard shows good yellow patina and bright marks. Backstrap and hammer retain some case colors with balance silver/gray. Grips and sound and solid with repairs to both at bottom with loss of portion of cartouche on left grip. 4-44293 JS107 (2,500-3,500)

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SCARCE COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED MARTIAL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 7180. Cal. 44. This early 1862 manufactured 4-screw fluted army revolver has inspector’s cartouche on the left side of stock and small sub-inspector marks on most other parts including bbl, trigger guard, stocks and backstrap but not found on cyl. Cyl is SN’d to match rest of gun. Back of cyl retaining all its safety pins. Cyl is correctly marked in one flute “PATENTED SEPT. 10 1855”. Wedge is numbered “4511”. Overall this is a nice example of an early martial Colt which functions well with good traces of finish in protected areas. CONDITION: Bbl is gray/brown with scattered areas of rust and pitting. Strong traces of blue finish are found around bbl latch and well. Backstrap has strong traces of finish on top where attached to frame. Cyl is gray overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting with good safety pins as noted before. Frame and hammer are smooth and gray with traces of finish turning silver/gray. Stocks are very good overall, well fit with good discernible inspector’s cartouche as seen in photos. Wedge screw is replaced. 4-44124 JS112 (2,000-3,000)

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CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 15475. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line NY address. Left side of frame marked with small “COLTS PATENT”. Frame is 4-screw variety with protruding fourth screws for shoulder stock, stock stud dimple and iron buttstrap. Usual 6-shot cyl with Ormsby naval battle scene. Safety pins are all worn away but gun functions nicely. There are small inspector marks on various metal parts including bbl, cyl, backstrap and trigger guard. 1-pc walnut stocks retain inspector cartouches on either side. This Civil War U.S. purchased pistol was made early in 1862. CONDITION: Gun is overall fair to good with metal being cleaned; gray overall with scattered pitting. Cyl has been cleaned and varnished, overall gray, re-rolled cyl scene 90% discernible. Sub-inspector letters “W” and “C” found on various parts of gun appear to be of more recent application. SN’s match throughout with exception of wedge which is not numbered. Stocks are overall very good, fairly well fit with good discernible cartouches. Bottom of butt has numerous small dings and dents where gun was used as tack hammer. 4-44125 JS111 (2,000-3,000)

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RARE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE WITH TIFFANY GRIP. SN 23643. Cal. 36. Silver finish with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S.A. America address. Frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” on left side. Mounted with a fine orig silver Tiffany grip with large relief spread-winged American eagle on back surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and acanthus leaves with stippled background. Top of back strap has a raised oval panel engraved in block letters “JOHN SLOAN”. Butt cap is matching silver with tapered radiating rays from the central hole. Bottom of grip, under the cap, bears the last three digits of SN along with the Roman numerals “XL” and “III”. Revolver is engraved in New York style, probably by Nimschke, with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame with fine punch dot background which engraving extends up sides of bbl & terminates forward of the address. Each side of muzzle also are engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and engraved bands. Cylinder is engraved in matching patterns on lands between the flutes. SN was observed on bottom of bbl lug, frame & trigger guard, which numbers are accompanied by a small “P” signifying that this revolver was to be plated. Last four digits of SN are found on wedge, cyl arbor and rear face of cyl. All five safety pins are prominent & serviceable. Accompanied by what appears to be its orig British style walnut casing with empty brass medallion in center of lid. Case is lined in burgundy velvet and French fitted in bottom for revolver, a “COLTS PATENT” eagle & stars sgl-sided flask, a “COLTS PATENT” blued steel 2-cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. Right rear covered compartment with bone pull is empty. Also accompanied by a letter signed “Mrs. Arnold Marcus Chernoff” dated June 11, 1987 stating that this revolver, identified by SN, was purchased from her husband in the spring of 1985. Additionally accompanied by the Sept. 1973 issue of Arms Gazette magazine which contains a 3-page article about Arnold Marcus Chernoff, one of America’s most colorful and knowledgeable firearms dealers of the 20th century. Additionally accompanied by a small booklet of 26 pages by Arnold Marcus Chernoff titled American Indians. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Overall retains about all of its fine silver plating that may be a very old restoration. Tiffany grip is very fine showing only light wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Case has a crack in the bottom, otherwise is sound with light handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is lightly soiled & faded. Flask retains 95-96% strong orig finish with one small dent on the front. Mold is fine & retains about 80% strong orig blue with balance flaked to a light patina. Nipple wrench & cap tin are fine. Case may not be authentic. 4-44152 JR33 (15,000-25,000)

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2139

GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 3433. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line Hartford address. Left side of frame is engraved “COLT’S PATENT” in an arc in a pillow-shaped panel. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a nicely figured varnished 1-pc walnut grip with SN in back strap channel. Revolver is engraved by Gustave Young in his deluxe coverage & patterns consisting of foliate arabesque scrolls with fine punch dot background. Several of the scrolls on the frame terminate in flower blossoms and one scroll on left side of bbl terminates in Mr. Young’s stylized bird’s head. Frame has about full coverage with engraving extending up the bbl and terminating forward of the address. Hammer has received Mr. Young’s deluxe treatment of foliate arabesque patterns on the shank with wolf’s heads on each side of the nose and fish scale patterns on sides of hammer spur and top edge of hammer with hand cut checkering on the spur. Top of back strap is engraved with Mr. Young’s typical fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns on back strap, butt strap & trigger guard. Center of back strap is engraved in period script “Capt L.W. Page”. Accompanied by a Civil War period black Moroccan leather flap holster with doeskin lining and brass stud with a sgl belt loop on back and sewn toe. Capt. Lemuel W. Page was a Captain in Company C of the 12th Vermont Infantry. He enlisted in Sept. 1862 for 9 months and was mustered out as a Captain on 14 July 1863. The 12th Vermont was used primarily for guard duty around the Capitol and picket duty in Virginia. In June 1863 the unit was on railroad guard duty until June 21st at the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign. During the Battle of Gettysburg in early July 1863 the unit was again on railroad guard duty and after the battle were detailed to guard 2,500 Confederate prisoners of war. The only battle action the 12th Vermont was engaged in was on Dec. 28, 1862 when it assisted in repulsing J.E.B. Stuart’s third Cavalry raid wherein Stuart suffered some losses but the 12th Vermont escaped without loss. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue, glossy & bright on top and in sheltered areas with the bottom of bbl having been cleaned under rammer area. Rammer retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright on pivot. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors turned slightly dark on recoil shields. Hammer retains dark case colors. Cyl retains strong blue in the flutes turned to brown patina on outer diameter with thin blue in rebated area. All five safety pins are battered. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their orig silver plating showing edge wear and thinning on back strap. Grip is sound showing light edge wear and a few minor nicks and retains most of its brilliant orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. Holster shows moderate heavy wear with damage to the liner on the tab and the seam around rear edge is open. Overall retains generous amounts of orig black finish. 4-42449 JR30 (20,000-30,000)

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2140

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION METROPOLITAN POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 2086. Cal. 36. Silver finish with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, dovetail front sight and 5-shot semi-fluted rebated cylinder. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap are mounted with a fine orig 1-pc ivory grip. Revolver is engraved by L.D. Nimschke in his typical foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background, having full coverage on frame with the left recoil shield having a scroll terminating in a flower spray. Engraving extends up sides of bbl, terminating forward of engraved inscription and has flower sprays on each side. Bottom of bbl lug is engraved in a spider web pattern and bottom edge of rammer handle is nicely engraved. Top of back strap is engraved in Mr. Nimschke’s spider web pattern with shaded triangular center. Top of back strap, heel, butt strap & trigger guard are engraved in matching foliate arabesque patterns. Cylinder is engraved in matching patterns on lands between the flutes with a fine dash & dot pattern at the transition. Hammer is engraved in Mr. Nimschke’s deluxe treatment with intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on the shank, wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose and fish scale patterns on sides of spur & top edge. Top of bbl is engraved in period script with the inscription “Presented to Hon. E.C. Stacey by Co. C. 2d Regt. Min. Cavy. Jan. 1. 1864.” The location of this inscription is most unusual and rarely ever encountered. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about a total of about 2,750 Police Model revolvers were produced in the period 1864-1866 and of that total only about 1,150 were unmarked as is this one. Edwin Clark Stacy (or Stacey) (1815-1897) migrated from New York to Minnesota, arriving in about 1856. He was schooled as an attorney and educator and became a farmer when he settled near Geneva, Minnesota. Upon his arrival in Minnesota he was appointed as a commissioner to help organize Freeborn County and became the county’s first Judge of Probate. He was also a member of the Constitutional Commission. In 1860 he moved to Albert Lea, MN where he continued his legal practice and also engaged in the real estate business. He served as County Auditor, County Superintendent of Schools and again as Judge of Probate. He was a descendant of a Continental soldier who fought at Bunker Hill and also another who was a chaplain in the War of 1812. In 1876 he was a candidate for Congress, apparently unsuccessfully. It appears from the presentation that Judge Stacy became a member of the 2nd Regiment Minnesota Cavalry which was organized at Fort Snelling, MN, in Dec. 1863 & Jan. 1864 and posted on the MN frontier until May 1864 when they marched to Fort Ridgley, MN, in late May. The unit participated in Sully’s expedition against hostile Indians west of the Missouri River from June to October 1864. They fought in the badlands of South Dakota Territory July 5-28, at the Battle of Kildeer Mtn. and at Two Hills in the Badlands in early August. They effected the rescue of Fiske’s emigrant train most of the month of September 1865 and remained on frontier patrol duty between Forts Wadsworth, Abercrombie, Ripley & Ridgley. They remained at Fort Snelling headquarters until May 1866. Several companies including Company C however, were mustered out in Nov. & Dec. 1865. During the unit’s term of service they had four enlisted men killed and three officers and 56 enlisted men die of disease. It is unclear if Judge Stacy was actually a member of the 2nd Minnesota Cavalry or was simply instrumental in organizing Company C as no record of his military service could be found. It appears likely that Judge Stacy was a benevolent benefactor in organizing and equipping the unit which, in their gratitude, presented him with this fine engraved revolver. This exact revolver appeared on the covers of the 7th & 9th editions of Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms and as part of a collage on p. 208 of Steel Canvas, Wilson. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grip which is unnumbered. Bbl & rammer retain 95-96% strong orig silver with some minor discoloration around muzzle and light losses around forcing cone area. Frame retains most of its orig silver finish with some light pitting on inside of recoil shield. Hammer retains strong silver finish with light pitting on each side of hammer nose. Trigger guard & back strap retain virtually all of their strong orig silver finish. Cylinder retains 85-88% silver finish with some light bubbling & flaking. Grip is sound with sharp edges and retains a wonderful ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & light pitting. 4-36683 JR41 (20,000-30,000)

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2141

CONFEDERATE INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1862 REVOLVER TO CAPT. JOHN ELLIS, “SOUTHERN RIGHTS GUARDS, 19TH VIRGINIA”. SN 7962. Fact engr, Colt Mod. 1862, Police Rev with 6-1/2 Bbl. Is inscribed on backstrap, “John T. Ellis, 19th Reg. VA. INF.” Gun overall is in very good cond. with sharp, scroll engr. Gun is complete with all matching SN’s, accompanying gun is a VA Officers button with a back mark of Mitchel & Tyler, Richmond, VA. Capt. Ellis enlisted April 15th, 1861 in Charlottesville, VA, Company H, of the 19th Re. of VA volunteers, was designated “The Southern Rights Guard”. Capt. Ellis served with his regiment through all the battles of Picketts Div, and the Army of Northern Virginia. Regiment had many losses in the 7 Days Battle around Richmond, and at Antietum. Capt. Ellis would be killed at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. He was among almost 45% casualties on this day at Gettysburg. CONDITION: Gun overall is gray/brown, mostly smooth, with small areas of light pitting and possible light refinish. Markings and Engr are overall very good, and easily discerned. Traces of orig Silver plating are found on trigger guard and back strap. The inscription appears orig. and in the style of the 19th century, but the inscription could be commemorative in our opinion. Stocks retain most of their orig varnish, with numerous small scratches, dings, and dents. The accompanying button is in very good condition, retaining gold plating in protected areas, and the shank is slightly bent. 4-42371 JS (5,000-10,000)

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2142

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER INSCRIBED TO CIVIL WAR GENERAL RALPH P. BUCKLAND. SN 51952. Cal. 31. Typical configuration of a pre-war pocket model made in 1852 with 6″ oct bbl and 2-line NY address. It has the usual five-shot cyl and marked on left side of frame “COLTS PATENT”. Inscription on buttstrap “Col. R.P. Buckland/72nd Ohio V.I.” Ralph Pomeroy Buckland was born in Massachusetts Jan. 20, 1812 and died in Fremont, Ohio May 27, 1892. He was from a military family with his grandfather a Revolutionary War soldier who died as a prisoner of the British and his father fought in the War of 1812 and also died as a prisoner of the British. Early in his life he moved with his mother & stepfather to Ohio where he attended school until 1831 when he gained employment on a riverboat delivering freight to Louisville, Natchez & New Orleans. When he landed in New Orleans he gained employment as a clerk in the shipping company which owned the boat where he had worked. In 1834 he returned to Ohio, studied law and in 1837 was admitted to the bar and moved to Fremont, Ohio where he opened a practice. His law practice was successful and from 1845-1849 he was in a partnership with Rutherford B. Hayes, later to become the 19th President of the United States. In 1843 he was a delegate to the Philadelphia Whig convention and in 1855 was elected to the State Senate and re-elected in 1857. In 1861 he organized the 72nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was appointed Lt. Colonel. The regiment was mustered in to service in Feb. 1862 and reported to Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman at Paducah, KY. By this time Lt. Col. Buckland had been promoted to Colonel and in April 1862 led his unit at the Battle of Shiloh where he was commended by Gen. Sherman for intelligence & coolness. He later fought at the Battle of Corinth, MS and became Acting Division Commander when Gen. Ross was arrested. In March 1863 he was still with Gen. Sherman and fought at the Battle of Vicksburg. He stayed in command until Jan. 1864 when Gen. Sherman gave him command of the District of Memphis. While in command at Memphis he showed great courage and military capability in repulsing a raid by Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest in an attempt to capture Memphis and the Union Supply Depot. His aide woke him in the middle of the night to tell him that they were being attacked and Col. Buckland quickly rallied about 150 troops and charged the Confederate force which outnumbered him about 4 to 1. They routed the Confederates and saved the supply depot. He remained in command in Memphis until Jan. 1865 when he resigned his commission to accept the seat in the House of Representatives to which he had been elected the previous fall without having campaigned at all. He was re-elected in 1866 and decided not to run again in 1868 and returned to his law practice in Fremon, Ohio. For his gallantry and leadership in Memphis he was breveted Brig. General and on Aug. 3, 1866 he was commissioned to Brevet Major General for meritorious service. Accompanying this lot a Buckland’s National Archive service records, also personal and anecdotal information from the internet and R.B.Hayes Presidential Center. CONDITION: Metal overall is gray/brown with traces of finish around bbl lug and bottom of bbl. Frame and hammer are mostly smooth gray metal with scattered areas of pitting. Cyl scene is mostly discernible. SN’s and other markings are all well struck and matching including wedge and loading arm. Stocks retain about 25% of their original varnish and backstrap retains maybe 20% of its original silver. The inscription appears contemporary but in a style that may be commemorative. Mechanically gun functions well. 4-38852 JS22 (5,000-7,000)

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2143

CIVIL WAR PRESENTED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 20810. Cal. 31. This is an interesting gun with 5″ oct bbl with the appropriate 2-line NY address for 1851 manufacture. It is interesting that this 10 yr. old gun was presented during the Civil War in 1861. Presentation reads “To Henry Hutchison by Phoenix Fire Co No 5 May 13, 1861”. We are not sure what the history is, there are two Henry Hutchison’s, both enlisted men, found in our database, both enlisting in April of 1861; one in the 1st Michigan Infantry and the other in 4th Pennsylvania Infantry. Further research needs to be done on this fine, contemporary, inscribed gun. CONDITION: Gun is good overall with all SN’s matching with exception of wedge which appears to be a contemporary replacement. The loading arm pivot screw is replaced as is the plunger which also appears to be a contemporary replacement to continue use of the gun. There is a hole drilled through the stocks about 1″ from the butt for probable use of a lanyard cord. Gun mechanically will cock but will not turn cyl. Metal overall is gray, stained, pitted and rusted. Cyl scene is only slightly visible. 4-44264 JS106 (2,000-3,000)

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2144

PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR M1849 COLT POCKET REVOLVER. SN 193397. Cal. 31. This is a nice example on an 1861 made Colt pocket revolver with a 4″ oct bbl with 1-line NY address. This gun appears all original and has all matching SN’s with exception of wedge which is not numbered. This gun has contemporary presentation on backstrap which reads “James Lynch to His Grandson, Jas. Lynch Murray 1861”. A quick search of Civil War database finds a Lt. James L. Murray enlisting in the 13th Wisconsin in 1861. Further study needs to be performed to ascertain if this is the identity on presentation. CONDITION: Gun overall is very good with smooth gray/brown metal with small traces of finish found in protected areas with scattered nicks, scrapes, rust and pitting. Stagecoach holdup cyl scene is 95% visible with scattered rust and pitting. Brass backstrap and trigger guard retain traces of their original silver plating in protected areas. 4-44262 JS105 (2,000-3,000)

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2145

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 112593. Cal. 31. Usual configuration for this 1856 made pocket model with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line NY address. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT”. Casing contains “COLTS PATENT” marked eagle flask, “COLTS PATENT” marked bullet mold and an L-shaped Colt pistol tool along with some .31 cal balls. This casing is brass-bound mahogany with brass presentation plate that was never filled out. Interior of box is lined with very faded brown or red velvet which is now mostly tan to yellow. The flask mold and tool are all in very fine condition. The gun is very good with good markings and stagecoach hold-up at cyl. CONDITION: Gun overall is very good retaining only slight traces of finish in protected areas. Metal surfaces are mostly gray/brown with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Bbl possibly has old refinish. Etched scene on cyl is 70-80% discernible. All SN’s match with exception of wedge which is an old replacement without spring or SN. Wedge screw and bbl housing screw appear replaced. Backstrap and trigger guard retain about 70% of their silver-plate though bubbling in areas. Gun functions well. Flask has several large dents on reverse, obverse retains about 50% original varnish. Bullet mold is fine overall, mostly bright with scattered areas of pitting and staining. Small letter “w” is stamped below patent. Accompanying key does not operate case. 4-44267 JS28 (2,500-3,500)

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2146

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 13241. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with sleeved 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight and New-York City address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “COLTS PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” toward the front. The brass trigger guard & back strap contain a period of use replacement 1-pc walnut grip that fits extremely well. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with Dragoon/Indian fight scene roll marking. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms about 10,500 of these revolvers were produced in the period 1851-1861. They saw hard service with the U.S. military prior to and throughout the Civil War and later in civilian service on the American frontier. They are rarely found retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Generally good, all matching except grip as noted. No orig finish remains being a smooth dark artificially aged patina on the replacement bbl & rammer with the frame a lighter gray/brown patina with fine pitting on left recoil shield. Cylinder is a dark silver/brown patina with fine pitting and retains about 20% Dragoon/Indian fight scene. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of orig silver being mostly a medium mustard patina. Grip has chipped toes with a gouge in right side. Various small parts and screws are modern replacements. Mechanics are fine. 4-41854 (2,500-3,500)

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2146A

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1869. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight and New York City address with brackets that reads from cyl to muzzle. Left side of frame is marked with a tiny “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.”. The square back brass trigger guard & back strap retain a 1-pc walnut grip with oil & grime obliterated numbers. Cylinder is usual 6-shots with oval stop notches. The rammer latch stud is a replacement, welded in place and the muzzle. Bbl has been recrowned. PROVENANCE: Ex Fred McDonald Estate Coll. CONDITION: About good, renumbered to match. No orig finish remains. All the steel parts retain an old reblue with fine pitting on cylinder and a few scattered freckles of fine pitting on frame. Trigger guard & back strap show heavy wear and retain a light mustard patina. Grip has a chipped left toe with replaced with filler. Left panel reattached w/ small screw. Mechanics are sound using replacement mainspring, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-44118 (3,000-4,000)

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2147

LOT OF THREE COLT’S PATENT BULLET MOLDS. 1) Bright steel mold with sprue cutter, caliber 36. Mold is still in the white and has never had a blued or plated finish. Sprue cutter has a small “W” inspector initial. 2) Brass 31 caliber mold with sprue cutter. 3) Early brass 2-cavity mold, caliber 31 without sprue cutter, possibly for Baby Dragoon. Top of left arm is stamped with a small “R” proof. CONDITION: 1) Extremely fine. May have been used once as the sprue cutter is slightly discolored. Overall retains most of its orig bright polish with a few small dings on bottom and a couple of metal flaws in the right arm. 2) Very fine to extremely fine. Body has a few nicks & dings and the right arm is slightly bent. May have been used once as the sprue cutter is slightly discolored around front hole. Brass is a medium mustard patina and sprue cutter is bright metal. 3) Extremely fine. Overall retains a medium mustard patina. Cavities are crisp and appear unused. 4-42277 JR120 (2,000-3,000)

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2148

LOT OF TWO COLT BULLET MOLDS. 1) Blued steel “COLTS PATENT” caliber 44 bullet mold with sprue cutter that has the inspector initial “H” on right side. 2) Blued steel “COLTS PATENT” caliber 31 bullet mold with sprue cutter, marked on right side “31 PKT”. CONDITION: 1) Crisp, new & unused. 2) Extremely fine. May have been used but if so, very little. Overall retains 93-95% strong orig blue with loss areas flaked to medium patina. Cavities are crisp. 4-42276 JR119 (2,000-3,000)

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2149

SCARCE REMINGTON ANGLE SPOUT BELT MODEL OR NAVY-SIZED FLASK. Copper & brass flask, 1-sided with repoussed standard Remington decorations consisting of two vignettes of a reclining dog on the bottom and two birds over the top. It has brass collar and angle spout with fire blued spring. There is a small “56” in white paint on the collar. This flask was at one time part of Karl Moldenhauer’s Remington Arms collection. PROVENANCE: Karl Moldenhauer Remington Arms collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig finish on the body with only a couple of small scratches and some light thinning on back side. Collar & spout retain most of their bright brass finish with thumb lever slightly dulled. Spring retains most of its orig fire blue. 4-42279 (1,500-2,500)

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2150

RARE EARLY COLT POCKET SIZE EAGLE FLASK. Fine Colt flask, dbl sided with crisp repoussed American spread-winged eagle looking to its right. Flask is pocket-sized for the Colt Baby Dragoon or Model 1849 Pocket Model and could be used for the Pocket Navy or 1862 Police Model, or any other similar sized pistol. These flasks are rarely found outside of a casing. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Body of flask shows no visible flaws with only some very slight thinning on the very edges. Collar, lever & spout retain most of their bright polish and the spring most of its fire blue. 4-42280 JR117 (1,000-2,000)

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2151

VERY RARE REMINGTON NEW MODEL REVOLVING PERCUSSION RIFLE. SN 18. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with scarce 24″ oct to rnd bbl with knurled transition, German silver bead front sight and a carbine ladder rear sight graduated to 500 yards. It has usual unfluted 6-shot cyl that measures 2-3/16″ long. Frame, rammer handle & hammer are color case hardened. It has a fancy scroll silver plated brass trigger guard with finger rest spur and silver plated brass crescent buttplate with long silver plated brass toeplate. Mounted with very fancy, uncheckered American walnut stock. There is a small “E” inspector initial below the trigger guard tang in the bottom flat of the stock. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms fewer than 1,000 of these rare rifles were produced in the period 1866-1879 in two calibers. Sales of these rifles were sluggish and a large number of them were converted to cartridge. Finding an orig percussion rifle with high orig finish is extremely rare and color case hardened models are even more rare. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including cyl, buttstock, buttplate, trigger guard & lower tang, no additional disassembly was effected to search for additional matching parts. Bbl retains 70-75% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Frame, rammer handle & hammer retain virtually all of their orig factory case colors, bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded elsewhere. Cylinder retains 50-60% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn to a medium patina. Chambers of cyl still retain traces of orig blue with grease at the nipple end, possibly unfired. Trigger guard & buttplate both retain about 95% strong orig silver plating, oxidized to black. Stock is sound with a few minor handling & storage light scratches and retains virtually all of its orig varnish with some minor oil staining and a few nicks around the wrist. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-36681 JR151 (12,500-17,500)

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2152

FINE REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 91242. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 8″ oct bbl, pinched post front sight & brass trigger guard. Mounted with 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this revolver. Left grip has a crisp “BH” (Maj. Benjamin Huger), cartouche and there are various inspector initials on the several different parts. SN was observed on bottom of bbl and left side of butt strap under grip. These revolvers were procured for the Union Army during the Civil War in large quantities and generally saw hard service throughout the war and later on the frontier in the Indian Wars after they were sold as surplus, and again returned to the Frontier in Civilian Service. They were extremely popular with their solid frame and ease of changing cylinders. A soldier or frontiersman could carry a couple of extra pre-loaded cyls and in a difficulty, once the orig cyl was emptied, could very quickly exchange cyls and resume firing. This model revolver was one of Colt’s stiffest competitors. It is recorded that William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody carried one of these revolvers during his buffalo hunting days from the mid-1860s into the early 1870s and is quoted as saying “It never failed me.” CONDITION: Very fine, probably unfired. Bbl retains about 75% glossy orig blue with the majority of the loss areas on top side flat & side flat, which are flaked, not worn to a medium patina. Rammer handle is also partially flaked to a medium patina. Frame & grip frame retain 92-93% glossy orig blue with some light surface freckling and minor flaking. Trigger guard is a dark mustard patina. Cylinder retains about 85% glossy orig blue with two areas of finish loss on opposite sides, probably from being stored in a holster. All six chambers retain virtually all of their orig factory blue and are undoubtedly unfired. This is a fine & exceptional Remington. Grips have a ding in left edge and a few scattered, very minor nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-42561 JR48 (4,000-6,000)

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2153

FINE MARTIALLY MARKED STARR DA PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 4656. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 6″ rnd bbl, dovetail front sight and the rear sight in the hammer nose. Left side of frame has the company name & address and the right side patent date. Mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip with a crisp cartouche on left side and small inspector initials on various parts. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 23,000 of these scarce revolvers were produced from the late 1850s into the early 1860s. They were used extensively throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier after they were sold on the civilian market as surplus. Martially marked models are rarely ever found with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 85-90% strong glossy orig factory blue with light flaking around the muzzle and a few light nicks & scratches on the bbl, bbl lug & top strap. Frame is heavily candy-striped with flaking, not wear, which has turned to a medium patina. Front & back straps are mostly a blue/gray patina with the trigger guard retaining about 75% glossy orig blue. Rammer, lever & hammer retain most of their orig bright factory case colors. Cylinder retains about 85% glossy orig factory blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. There is a cyl indexing line through the stop notches with a series of small scratches around rear edge. Grip is sound with a few light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-42697 JR122 (4,000-6,000)

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2154

RARE STARR DA ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH COLOR CASE HARDENED FRAME. SN 13823. Cal. 44. Blue & color case hardened with 6″ rnd bbl, dovetailed front sight with rear sight in hammer nose. Left side of frame has the company name & address and right side patent date. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with legible cartouches on each side. As noted the entire frame is most unusually color case hardened with blued bbl, rammer, hammer, trigger & trigger guard. Cylinder is also very unusual, possibly a reproduction with rebated chambers and square shank nipples in larger recesses with large V-notch gas vents. Cylinder is without SN and appears to be of more recent manufacture. Frame pin has a fine straight knurled edge vs. the angle knurled edges on other known examples. Color case hardening on the frame appears to be all orig while the finish on all the blued parts is of more recent origin. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & cyl retain most of their custom high polish blue with a spot of flaking on left side of bbl. Rammer & trigger guard are a dull blue. Hammer has a bright fire blued nose with the balance dull blue. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, moderately faded with some scattered spots of surface rust. Grip is missing a chip on left side at the frame, otherwise is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. 4-42471 JR121 (2,000-3,000)

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2155

VERY RARE CASED IXL NAVY MODEL SIDE HAMMER DA PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 17. Cal. 36. Blue finish with 4-1/4″ oct bbl, dovetail front sight, 5-shot unfluted cyl and 2-pc flared butt walnut grips with German silver diamond shaped escutcheons. Frame is flat sided with grooved top strap for rear sight and has an attached trigger guard. Frame, back strap & butt strap are very nicely engraved with about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Hammer is mounted to right side of frame with center striking extended nose through a notch in rear of frame. Accompanied by a fine mahogany English casing with homemade empty silver colored shield in the top. Case is lined in purple velvet, compartmented in bottom for an IXL revolver with longer bbl, a beveled edge small powder flask, an unmarked brass 2-cavity bullet & ball mold with steel sprue cutter, a pewter oil bottle, a brass & ebony cleaning rod, a slightly altered L-shaped nipple wrench and a tin of caps with red label & band. Also accompanied by a wood & brass handled screwdriver. The SN was observed on the left toe of grip frame under the grip, on rammer handle, front face of cyl and in pencil inside both grips. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms these revolvers were produced in New York City in about 1857 by an unknown manufacturer in spurless hammer Pocket & Navy Models with various markings. The Navy Models are reported to have had 7″ bbls which corresponds with the size of this case. This revolver is altogether unmarked in what may be a previously unknown bbl length. Also this model with the side mounted hammer is reported to have been manufactured in a total of about 50 revolvers, Being a cased & engraved specimen makes this a truly rare specimen, perhaps the only one in existence. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except bbl & cyl pin which do not appear to be numbered. Bbl retains 85-87% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear and some light thinning. Frame retains traces of blue in sheltered areas being mostly a light gray patina. Cyl retains 80-85% thinning orig blue with sharp nipples and traces of orig blue in chambers. Grips have a crack in left side and show moderate wear and retain about 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with good shine and scattered pitting. Case has a couple of grain checks in bottom and a repaired crack at rear edge of top with moderate to heavy nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is heavily faded with moderate soil and a couple of loose partitions but is completely intact & serviceable. Accessories show moderate to heavy wear. 4-41509 JR34 (11,000-17,000)

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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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2158

SPILLER & BURR CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. SN 131/106/855. Cal. 36. This is an interesting Confederate Spiller & Burr revolver which appears original and authentic but contains mixed SN’s including 131 on bbl and 106 on frame under trigger guard and base pin. The cylinder and two-piece stocks appear to be original though not serial numbered. The loading arm is also not serial numbered. A cryptic “J” is stamped twice on backstrap of frame under stocks. “855” is stamped internally on trigger guard. It is interesting to note that SN 855 is a known gun though it has no SN on its trigger guard or cyl. It is also interesting that SN 131 appears in Bill Albaugh’s “The Brass Framed Colt & Whitney“. This particular gun has firm name on bbl and “CS” on frame. It would be interesting to note what the SN on this bbl is. SN 106 has not been noted before and the major components of frame, arbor, stocks, cyl, hammer and trigger all appear consistent with this frame.Interesting that the 106 consists of an upside down 1 and 0 is overstamped over 6, also on toe of backstrap, the # present could appear as upside down 1, 6 and next # is just scratched in 1, looks like they were trying. Lots of numbers on this gun, regardless, this is a nice example of an original Confederate Spiller & Burr revolver with good patina that functions well. CONDITION: Metal overall is gray/brown with areas of rust and pitting. Brass frame and trigger guard have mustard colored patina. Bbl latch, which is soldered in place, possibly replaced as is wing nut that holds cyl pin in place through frame. Left stock show about a 1/2″ repair at top where it abuts frame and there is about a 3/4″ chip on right stock at toe. 44288 JS12 (10,000-15,000)

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2159

CONFEDERATE IMPORT KERR ARMY REVOLVER. SN 1390. Nice tight example of the classic JS/Anchor, marked Kerr Army revolver with 5-1/2″ bbl of which 8,000 or so were imported into the Confederacy. This example has good markings and is mechanically perfect. The JS/Anchor marking is weak but partially discernible. CONDITION: This is in overall very good condition.��There is no finish retained but metal surfaces retain sharp edges and are gray/brown overall with scattered areas of light oxidation and pitting.��Serial numbers, proofs and patents are all discernible as can be seen in photos.��The bore is very good with crisp rifling.��Stocks are sound and solid with good checkering and remnants of varnish. 4-42472 JS164 (2,000-3,000)

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2160

RARE CONFEDERATE KG & K CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER. This massive confederate cavalry saber made by Kraft, Goldschmidt & Kraft of Columbia, SC are associated with General Wade Hampton as several of his officers are known to have carried them. It is thought Hampton personally had these swords made as Hampton’s cavalry were known to be real fighters and Hampton’s officers would carry the largest of all Confederate Cavalry officer’s sabers. These massive 38″ long double edged blades are Soligen made are 3 fullered and etched in the fullers among patriotic motifs the Spanish motto “DON’T DRAW ME WITHOUT REASON, DON’T SHEATH ME WITHOUT HONOR”. George Custer was known to have captured one of these swords early in the war and he carried it for the remainder of the war. This sword is found with two distinctive style hilts, one having a more European design with the three branches coming into rondels attached across guard and a less often seen variety with branches entering guard straight on, more like a standard U.S. or Confederate Cavalry saber. This sword is of the later variety. The scabbards for these swords are quite distinct and unique to this manufacturer. Brass throat, drag and rings are identical to those seen on this maker’s staff officers swords. This particular example is about as fine as you will find and complete examples are rarely offered. CONDITION: Blade is gray overall with scattered areas of rusted pitting, etched motifs are discernible as can be seen in photos. Grip retains most of its orig leather and wire wrap, though worn through in spots as can be seen in photos. Scabbard is very good overall with several small dents, scrapes & scratches. Brass mounts along with brass hilt and pommel exhibit nice yellow patina. 4-44172 JS183 (15,000-25,000)

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2160a
Revised: 9/29/2011

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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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2161

UNIQUE CONFEDERATE MOUNTED OFFICERS SWORD. This is a wonderful “as found” example of a unique Confederate cavalry saber, probably made in the Carolinas. This sword has features of the Confederate States Armory of Louis Froelich in Kenansville, NC., and possibly of B. Douglas in Columbia, SC. This scabbard is typical of what is found on several varieties of the Kenansville Cavalry saber. The blade on this sword measures 33-1/2″ with no fullering being mostly flat. The grip is carved wood with leather and twisted brass wire wrap. Pommel is plain with not decoration other than a single incised ring near top. The hilt is florally decorated with a “CS” cast below a 5-pointed star. Regardless of who made this sword, it is a fabulous and unique Confederate mounted officers sword that we have never seen another example of. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman and Donald Tharpe Collection. CONDITION: This sword overall is in very good condition. Blade is gray with scattered areas of rust and pitting. Tip of blade has been re-shaped and tipped. Blade was probably a bit longer as scabbard could retain another 2″. Accompanying scabbard appears orig to this sword with very similar patinas to brass rings and throat matching that of brass hilt and pommel. The scabbard body is lap-seamed and has strong traces of orig brown/red finish. Swords lacks its orig protective washer, so hilt is now loose and wobbles. Grip retains 60-70% orig leather. There is a 3″ crack in grip, as can be seen in pictures. 4-44158 JS160 (8,000-12,000)

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2162

CONFEDERATE JAMES CONNING STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD WITH TWO INSCRIPTIONS. Fine example of a very scarce Confederate pattern staff and field officers sword. Sword is SN 228 and is maker marked on top mount “MADE BY JAMES CONNING MOBILE”. This sword has a 31″ long blade with un-stopped fuller, rounded on spine and back of blade, which was a typical and unique Conning feature. The blade and hilt both have matching serial numbers, 228. The top scabbard mount is also serial numbered 228, as is scabbard body. The top mount if inscribed in typical Conning script H.A. Lowe. There is no definitive Confederate officer found with that name, however, there was a Texan named Hannibal A. Lowe who served in the Texas Militia from 1837-1839, he was later in the Kansas Militia prior to the war. Captain H.A. Lowe with a force of 50 pro-slavery South Carolinian’s was attacked by General Henry Lang during the Kansas border wars leading up to this story, it is possible Lowe continued in Confederate service.It is interesting that this sword is illustrated in Dan Hartzler’s book “Inscribed Confederate Swords and Revolvers” and is also mentioned as being owned by William Albaugh in his book “Confederate Swords“. This exact sword may be one of the earliest advertised Confederate swords for sale in that it appears in an ad in “Confederate Veteran Magazine” dated 1907. Regardless of who the names on this sword are, this is a fine example with a beautiful grip and hilt. Accompanying this sword is a portfolio of copies of documents pertaining to the history of this sword and the maker. PROVENANCE: William Albaugh. CONDITION: Sword overall is in very good condition with a gray blade with scattered staining retaining orig washer. Hilt retains strong traces of orig hilt with good orig yellow patina. Grip is excellent retaining all orig leather, though scuffed and worn at several high points, orig twisted brass wire is complete and tight. Scabbard mounts are dented, dinged and scratched. The drag and middle mount are dissimilar in manufacturer and patina from the orig top mount, which is serial numbered, inscribed and maker marked. The leather scabbard body is orig and intact, thought there is a large crack between middle mount and drag. There is scattered crazing and cracking overall. 4-44096 JS161 (9,500-12,500)

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RARE E.J. JOHNSTON FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, MACON, GA. Rarely offered are maker marked swords like this prominent Georgia sword maker. This is a fine maker marked “C.S” sword. This sword appears in “as found” condition. Still retains an upper half of orig scabbard with brass throat & middle mount. There is a link of chain attaching the two sword rings, such that this rare relic could be displayed by hanging on the wall. This sword is etched on one side with “E.J. Johnson, Macon, Ga”, the opposite side of the blade is etched “C.S”. We have never offered this rare maker marked pattern before, few are known and this is a fine example with orig scabbard section. CONDITION: Very good overall. The orig polished wood grip is mostly in tack with orig twisted wire, the wire is loose and grip has long longitude crack and a couple chips as can be seen in photos. Scabbard is sound and solid for the 13″ portion that is still there, leather body is sound with old age cracks, scuffs and scrapes. The brass scabbard mounts, hilt, and pommel have all good yellow patina. 4-42504 JS (7,000-9,000)

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CONFEDERATE IMPORT CAVALRY SABER BY MOLE. This is a fine example of the popular pattern 1853 cavalry saber with brass branched hilt unique only to the Confederacy. This unique pattern made by Mole of England is not seen anywhere else in the world with this massive brass hilt. You are bidding on a very fine example of a well cared for Confederate cavalry saber that would be hard to upgrade. CONDITION: Brass hilt is very good overall, in excellent shape, showing a possible old soldered repair to one branch. Checkered leather grips are very good overall though show wear at high spots. Blade is gray/bright, showing areas of old sharpening. Sword retains orig protective washer. Scabbard overall is very good with scattered staining, pitting and cleaning. 8-76241 JS4 (6,000-8,000)

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2165

CONFEDERATE NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS CALVARY OFFICER’S SABER. This is a fine example of a well marked Confederate Cavalry Officers saber. Cast into the bottom of the guard is “CSA” as seen in the photographs, and a ribbon which on earlier examples spelled “Nashville Plow Works”. This example, with the ribbon filled in is one of several variations of this popular saber. William Albaugh, in his classic text, “A Photographic Supplement of Confederate Swords“, believes this variant is a product of the College Hill Arsenal in Nashville, TN. No doubt College Hill and Nashville Plow Works had some kind of relationship and were in some proximity in manufacturing swords in the war. Regardless of who made this sword in Nashville, it is among the nicest examples you will find. The stippled guard variety is by far the scarcest hilt design that is found, the details on the stippled variety are much better than on the normally encountered un-stippled variety. The grip on this sword is excellent retaining most of its orig leather and wire and this sword has a beautiful blade and orig matching scabbard. This particular variety has an iron backstrap, iron ferrule and iron capstan rivet. This is indeed a fine example of this variant “CSA” marked Calvary Saber that would be difficult to upgrade in orig. scabbard. CONDITION: The 34-1/2″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting, there are numerous small nicks in cutting edge from possible use. Brass hilt exhibits good brass patina, backstrap and ferrule are smooth, brown and pitted overall. Leather grip is 95% intact. Wire is complete, one strand broken. Scabbard is identical to scabbards found on Sharp & Hamilton marked Nashville swords with pinned iron throat, brass carrying rings and iron drag, scabbard body is brown overall with scattered dings, dents, and several cuts near drag, possibly made by another saber. 4-44094 JS157 (6,000-10,000)

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2166

CONFEDERATE MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS CAVALRY SABER. Thomas Leech & Co. was one of the predominant manufacturers of Confederate swords and pistols. His operation started in Memphis, TN, moved to Columbus, Miss and later to Greensboro, GA. These sabers marked as this one on 3-lines on hilt “MEMPHIS/NOVELTY WORKS/THOs. LEECH & Co” are among Leech’s earliest work. CONDITION: 34″ blade with unstopped fuller is black/brown overall and deeply pitted over most of its surface. The accompanying Confederate brass mounted scabbard is also black/brown overall and deeply pitted. Brass hilt has been cleaned and has yellow patina but dark in protected areas where uncleaned. Leather grip is possibly original but twisted brass wire appears to be a newer replacement. 4-44301 JS46 (3,000-4,000)

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2167

CONFEDERATE BOYLE, GAMBLE & MCFEE CAVALRY SABER. Fine example of a classic Boyle, Gamble & McFee (BG&M) Cavalry saber measuring about 40″ overall with a 34″ flat sided blade. BG&M Cavalry sabers are scarce most often seen are foot officers swords, often these swords have the makers mark cast in bottom of hilt. This example is unfortunately un-marked, but in very find condition with good patina and a near perfect grip. We have seen no more than 10 swords by this maker and this pattern. This particular cavalry saber was usually mounted in a leather scabbard, and few examples remain. CONDITION: Blade overall is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Hilt and pommel exhibit copper/mustard colored patina as does single wire wrap. The grip is tarred linen and is 95% intact. The protected leather washer is replaced and there is a gap between seat of grip to cross guard 4-44095 JS158 (4,000-6,000)

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2168

PALMETTO CAVALRY SABER. William Glaze had a contract in the early 1850’s from the state of South Carolina for sabers and other arms. This is one such cavalry saber from that contract. These sabers are fairly scarce and many saw Confederate service especially in Wade Hampton’s South Carolina cavalry. This saber conforms to other known examples with a 35-1/2″ blade with a short 1/2″ ricasso stamped “Columbia SC”. The grip is proper being cord wrapped wooden core with leather and twisted brass wire wrap. Proper 3-branched Model 1840 cavalry hilt has all characteristics of this contract. This is a scarce sword in “as found” condition with nice markings. CONDITION: Blade overall is gray/brown with scattered nicks in cutting edge. Blade overall is pitted. Hilt has been cleaned and quillon has a couple of stress cracks where apparently bent and straightened. Leather grip is 90% intact though dry and shrunk and chipped exposing cord in several places. Wire wrap is still intact and tight. 4-44309 JS48 (2,000-3,000)

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CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER. This is a massive Confederate cavalry saber, overall almost 41″, with a blade of about 35″ long. This pattern has a distinct pommel and very long quillon as can be seen in photos. There is much conjecture as to who possibly made these swords, but most collectors feel this is a Western theater sword, possibly made in Tennessee. Dan Hartzler in his book “Confederate Presentation Swords and Revolvers” shows an identical specimen, identified to an enlisted Soldier from Natchez, MS. CONDITION: Sword is overall in good condition, blade is brown, scattered areas of staining and pitting, point has been rounded, protective washer is missing. The carved wood grip lacks any wrap and exposed wood has several cracks including one that runs the length of grip. One chip is missing near pommel about 1″ in length. There is a break in one branch, as can be seen in photos. Brass has numerous areas of scratching, were apparently scrubbed with an abrasive such as steel wool, which has removed much of the patinaed surfaces. 4-44093 JS159 (1,750-2,750)

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2170

E.J. JOHNSTON, MACON, GA MARKED CONFEDERATE SHORT SWORD. This rarely found, maker marked short sword appears in “as found” condition with good patina to concentric rig, gripped short sword typical of this Macon, Ga maker. Also typical of the maker is the very thick, two fullerd blade with the triangular shaped stopped fuller at top, which is unique to this maker. Overall size is 24-1/2″ with blade being 19″. CONDITION: The 19″ blade is gray/brown with scattered staining and pitting, there is a remnant of the washer. Maker mark is very discernible, as can be seen in photos. 4-42503 JS185 (6,000-8,000)

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2171

THOMAS, GRISWOLD & AND CO. NEW ORLEANS MADE CONFEDERATE CUTLASS. This scarce Cutlass is in very fine condition, among the very best, this pattern we have ever seen for condition. The wasp waist 20-3/4″ blade is still bright, and the makers mark, “T.G & Co./N.O.” is well struck, and easily discernible. The brass hilt exhibits a beautiful, mustard, colored patina. The accompanying Confederate manufactured scabbard is also in fine condition with brass throat and drag, exhibiting matching mustard colored patina. The leather body of scabbard remains “as found” as does the rest of the sword. Scabbards for this maker are almost unknown. The accepted scabbard like other New Orleans Cutlass’s is expected to have scalloped mounts, but there is no doubt this scabbard, “grew up” with this Cutlass and a finer, untouched example would be difficult to obtain. CONDITION: Cutlass is in overall very good condition. Brass Hilts and mount exhibit good as found patina, as seen in photos. Finishing marks to scabbard mounts are still readily discernible. There is glue remains under both mounts, where orig. pin attachments have broken, and glue has retained mounts in place. The back-stitched scabbard is mostly opened, but still quite sound. Leather body retains about 80% of it’s orig black-dyed surface, with the remainder being scuffed and showing brown leather, as can be seen in photos. The blade is bright/gray with scattered areas of rust and pitting. Several small nicks in cutting edge, blade retains much of its orig. finishing. Brass hilt overall is solid with slight bend, and numerous small nicks and scratches. 4-38713 JS1 (4,000-6,000)

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2172

UNIQUE CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE, POSSIBLY MADE BY BOYLE & GAMBLE, RICHMOND VA. Regardless of who made this knife, it is well made by a master cutler who had great skills not only in making the knife, but in making the scabbard and mounts. This knife overall measures just over 13-1/2″ with a 9-1/2″ clip-point blade which is about 1/4″ thick and 7/8″ wide at ricasso. The blade stock used to make this knife on first appearance might appear to be a cut down sword blade, but it appears the blade stock used was to make this knife as etched panels fit this blade symmetrically and fullering matches blade length terminating in a central spine to tip. The etched panels are very similar in style to Richmond made swords including Burger and Boyle & Gamble. The blade also shows a braise which has been published in several texts on Boyle & Gamble as a fault and this is a prevalent feature on officers swords made by Boyle & Gamble. This fault is actually the area where an iron tang is braised or welded to the steel blade. These two areas oxidize differently and sometimes show a tiny “fault line” which is present here, though barely discernible. A 2-1/4″ iron cross guard has a very slight “S” shape to it, with one quillon turned up and one turned down. This cross guard is very well machined lending to the idea that this was made at an armory or factory such as Boyle & Gamble or Burger & Brother. The scabbard is top sewn and glued which is also a feature of Boyle & Gamble. The brass mounts on scabbard have a single incised line and are brass pinned for attachment, which are also Boyle & Gamble features. Frog buttons on Boyle & Gamble products are typically spade shaped, whereas this one is round, but frog button appears to be replaced. Grips are brass pinned, cut bone slabs, which are fairly well fit, there is a gap between cross guard and slab on one side, which is the only feature of poor craftsmanship noted on this knife. Bone is a rare material used on confederate knives, however, there are other specimens known. There is a name scratched on back side of throat which reads “A. BABCOCK/43 B”. Alexander G. Babcock was 1st Sgt in charge of Col. John Mosby’s 43rd Battalion artillery on Little Cobbler Mtn near Piedmont, VA. During a 10-14-64 skirmish, Babcock was captured and was forced to ride in a boxcar for a month behind the engines of trains running daily from Alexandria to Rectortown. This in an attempt to protect the supply line from the attacks Mosby’s Raiders. Babcock was given the name “Big Gorilla” while in the stockade in Alexandria, likely for his physical and behavioral tendencies. It is our opinion this knife is orig and authentic and most likely a Richmond Virginia made product by either Boyle & Gamble or Burger. PROVENANCE: Donald Tharpe Collection. CONDITION: Overall knife is very good, blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and light pitting. Grips and cross guard are very good. There is small gaps between bone and tang with remnants of an old filler, probably from time of manufacturer. It does not appear to be a modern material such as epoxy. Scabbard fits knife well, though slightly shrunk from age such that there is about a 1/16″ gap. Leather scabbard body has come loose at most of its sewn edge. Leather body is solid with numerous cracks and abrasions and has been “re-blacked” at some point. Brass mounts have been cleaned, have good yellow patina with scattered scratches, nicks & dings. Frog button has more modern appearing file marks on stud where it is attached to throat. 4-44159 JS179 (6,000-8,000)

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2173

THREE CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIVES. This lot consists of two classic Confederate D-Guard bowie knives with large clip-point blades. Third knife in this lot also has a large clip-point blade and is marked Texas but is probably spurious. 1) This D-Guard exhibits clip-point blade just over 14″L x just over 1-1/2″W. Grip consists of two pinned wooden slabs and a sheet iron D-Guard measuring about 1″ wide. Knife appears pretty much as found with exception of some old sharpening especially around point. Blade has many small nicks in cutting edge from possible use. Original file marks are present though much of blade’s surface with several areas of lamination present in surface. This knife, like so many made for the Confederacy, is made like a tool, just to be functional as a weapon. 2) This D-Guard has a blade about 13-1/2″L with a very thick blade over 5/16″ at ricasso. Blade is almost 2″W at its widest point. There is a 3-1/2″ false edge and there is about a 6″ beveled area at back of blade. Blade overall is very pitted and shows old sharpening. The D-Guard measures from 1/2″ at its widest in center of cross-guard to about 1/4″ at its narrowest in knuckle bow. The grip consists of carved leather slices, more reminiscent of a 20th Century fighting knife than of the Civil War so this handle is probably more modern than the knife itself, which we feel no doubt is Civil War Confederate. 3) About 11″ clip-point knife with a thin narrow fuller marked “14 TEXAS” at ricasso above a thick 3″ iron cross guard. Wooden grip is retained by two brass pins. This knife, we feel, is a modern facsimile. CONDITION: 1) This knife overall exhibits a brown/black patina with re-sharpening at point. Wooden slab grips are both intact but loose. 2) This knife overall is brown/black with heavy areas of pitting and old sharpening along most of the surface of blade. Leather washers are relatively sound and crudely carved to make grip shape. 3) This knife overall is very good with scattered staining and pitting on blade. 5-1/2″ grip is solid and weathered as can be seen in pictures. 4-44291 JS41 (3,000-4,000)

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2174

CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA INSIGNIA OF CAPTAIN JAMES B. MORGAN, 36TH VIRGINIA BATTL CAV. Wonderful group of rare insignia identified to Captain James B. Morgan of General John McCausland’s Brigade. This group consists of a Virginia 2 piece saber belt plate, which measures properly with 50mm belt keepers and 87mm across. Buckle has die struck centerpiece typical of the most common excavated Virginia sword belt plates. There are 10 buttons in this group, 6 are coat sized 21mm and 4 are vest sized Virginia state seals, 14.5mm. There is a bullion hat cord with 1-1/2″ gilted acorn finials. The rarest object in the group with few examples known is a regulation Model 1858 Hardee hat insignia for the state of Virginia. This hat insignia is 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ with felt background and bullion wreath and “VA”. Insignia has proper metal back with two soldered loops. All this material is attached to a cardboard backing with an old brown ink tag which reads, “Worn by Capt. Jas.B.Morgan/McCausland’s Brigade”. General John McCausland was a very colorful character, being best known for burning Chambersburg, PA in 1863, just after the Gettysburg campaign. Captain James Morgan was in charge of Company F 14th Virginia Calvary when it was raised in Bone County on September 5, 1862. His company later transferred as Company E to the 36th Virginia Calvary. This is a wonderful group of identified Confederate insignia in beautiful condition, that we doubt could ever be duplicated. CONDITION: Overall very good and sound. Hat cord complete, acorn knots are still very tight with only the slightest fraying and soiling. Buttons are all Horstmann & Allien backmarked with exception of one vest which is Scovill/extra, and all retain some traces of orig gilt. The buckle is cleaned and polished, but all details are distinct as can be seen in photos. The embroidered hat insignia is complete, bullion has small areas of fray and oxidation, the felt background is sound and solid with only a few small areas of loss possibly from mothing. 4-44103 JS151 (8,000-12,000)

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2175

CIVIL WAR POCKET BIBLE THAT SAVED CONFEDERATE SOLDIER’S LIFE. This is a wonderful “wounded relic” with great provenance. This grouping consists of an 1860 printed Bible with a New Orlean’s Bible Society presentation pasted inside front cover. The Bible still retains the impacted .58 Cal. U.S. 3-ring minie ball. A June 12, 1862 pay voucher that was folded in the Bible and pierced with holes were caused by same ball. Private Robert McGehee was later killed July 1, 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA. which was the last of the Seven Days Battles around Richmond. These sacred relics of Private McGehee, Company C, 2nd Louisiana Infantry, have been maintained in a small wooden box along with a shredded bandana that was possibly with McGehee when he was killed and a decorated leather wallet with his name dated 1852. Also in box is a locket with portraits, possibly of McGehee in civilian dress, and a later photograph of a woman. Rarely are such “bullet-hit” artifacts preserved. This grouping also has file of information on Private McGehee’s service record and the 2nd Louisiana regiment and purchase information from McGehee’s descendants. CONDITION: Bible is sound and solid, cloth binding is intact with gilt “TESTAMENT” embossing on spine still discernible as are embossed decorations on front and back covers. Interior label is fine as can be seen in photos. .58 Cal. bullet is snugly held with good patina exhibiting rifling as fired. Pay voucher, which has been removed from Bible, is in very good condition with ink markings easy to read, reductions or holes in paper are caused by bullet and may still be in Bible though care was taken not to disturb the well-seated ball. Cotton bandana is shredded as can be seen in photos. The only reason we can guess it was preserved is that it was with Bible on his person when returned. Leather wallet is complete and sound, interior being fine, exterior worn and scuffed especially the tab. McGehee is scratched into tab and is still discernible as is pencil ID inside. Locket externally is quite worn with old brazed repair. Locket has seen hard use. There is a key also inside box which fits lock. 4-41452 JS102 (2,000-3,000)

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2176

CONFEDERATE INFANTRY ACCOUTREMENT GROUPING. This grouping consists of a belt, Confederate used U.S. buckle, lead finial cartridge box and lead finial cap box along with a wonderful jean cloth haversack. This grouping appears “as found” with scattered paint stains on buckle, belt, cap box and cartridge box. The leather items are in relatively overall poor condition though mostly sound but dry and parts brittle. Cartridge box is missing belt loops, inner pocket, roller buckles and closure tab but retains single 4-compartment bullet tin. Cap box, which is still attached to buff belt, is classic Confederate with lead finial and single belt loop. Cap box is missing closure tab and one ear to inner flap. The haversack overall is relatively good, still retaining metal 4-hole button closure. Strap is broken at top and has a couple of old sewing repairs. Otherwise, haversack is a good displayable, scarce, Confederate object. Also of note on haversack, is that there is an approximate 2″ hole on reverse that has a contemporary sewn repair utilizing a piece of coarse cotton as can be seen in photos. CONDITION: Leather overall is poor, brittle, cracked, crazed and missing various components as described above. U.S. buckle is of early variety with round studs and is in relatively very good, solid condition with good patina and paint stain, as can be seen in photos. Haversack is delicate and very worn with separation on right side at bottom on front as can be seen in pictures and repaired hole in back as noted. Cloth still has good “butternut” color seen in so many Confederate cloth items. 4-44122 JS104 (4,000-6,000)

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2177

CONFEDERATE CARTRIDGE BOX AND TWO CONFEDERATE CAP BOXES. This group consists of a classic Confederate cartridge box measuring about 8-1/2″ across, 7″ tall and 1-3/4″ deep. This cartridge box has lead finial, retains its leather tab for closure, has two belt loops and loops for over-the-shoulder strap though both roller buckles and their tabs are missing as can be seen in photos. The two cap boxes are typically Confederate one having single belt loop and lead finial, the second could be pre-war militia or C.S. having two belt loops attached with pewter pins and brass finial. CONDITION: Leather is fair to poor overall. Cartridge box is sound. Single tin cartridge insert is intact and has three partitions. Closure tab is weak with several tears but still functions. Loops on back are sound. Overall box has areas of sewing which are loose including ears which are very loose to inner flap. There are small reductions in leather due to chipping. Lead finialed cap box is sound though closure tab is broken. Some sewing is loose especially ears to inner flap. The second cap box is somewhat crushed. Inner flap is chipped and loose. Tab is broken. One belt loop is broken as can be seen in photos. 4-44123 JS103 (2,000-3,000)

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2178

CONFEDERATE DICKSON NELSON RIFLE. Cal. 58. Dickson Nelson in Dawson, GA made a majority of their guns for the State of Alabama and are marked “ALA” on locks, as is this gun. This gun is in the typical configuration of other guns of this type with 33″ bbl, brass nosecap, bbl bands, trigger guard, and buttplate. The lockplate is marked forward of hammer “DICKSON/NELSON & CO/CS”,rear of hammer is marked “ALA/1864”. There is a name J.S. Crossy stamped into stock several times possibly denoting the soldier who carried this gun, further research needs to be done. This is a beautiful gun with good patina and good markings that would display nicely. CONDITION: Bbl is brown and pitted overall. There is a small letter “G” and another letter “R” found stamped on bottom of bbl. The “G” has been noted on other Dickson Nelson rifles, and is thought to be an unknown assembler’s mark. Bore is very good with good discernible rifling. Lock is gray/brown with discernible markings. Hammer is brown and pitted matching color ob bbl. Trigger guard, rear bbl band, and buttplate of good mustard-colored patina with scattered small nicks and scratches. Front band and nosecap have lighter more yellow patinas, and are possible replacements. Ramrod appears to be original, and is cleaned and white/brown overall with scattered staining and light pitting. Stock is cut and restored from rear band forward. There is a 6″ crack in stock opposite blockplate, as can be seen in pictures, which has a glued repair. 4-44252 JS88 (15,000-30,000)

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2179

RARE CONFEDERATE NORTH CAROLINA H.C. LAMB RIFLE. SN 321. This is a rarely encountered Confederate rifle designated Type II by John Murphy in his text, Confederate Rifles and Muskets. We can find no more than five or six specimens of this gun surviving. Murphy refers to these guns as Type II’s due to the Mississippi rifle style side plates. The highest known SN of guns of this configuration if 434, and that gun has same configuration as here with 33″ half-octagonal to round bbl brass mounted with bayonet lug. This gun is SN 321 on bbl bridge, and stamped “NC” in middle of bbl flat. This is a fine example of a very rare gun with soldier’s initials “TD” scratched into reverse of buttstock. The accompanying ramrod is very crude, but is reminiscent of other original rods found in other Confederate rifles. CONDITION: Bbl and lock are brown with scattered areas of rust and pitting. The nosecap and brass front band differ in color from rear band and are possible replacements, though in the correct form. There is a wood repair behind bbl tang. Sights and bayonet stud are also possible restorations. Stock is sound and solid, though refinished. 4-44232 JS87 (15,000-30,000)

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2180

UNIQUE CONFEDERATE MORSE CARBINE IN 58 CAL. SN 867. Cal. 58. This gun is typical brass framed Morse configuration about 40″ overall with 20″ rnd bbl with fixed rear sight. Gun exhibits striped maple stock and appears all original and complete including jag in buttplate. Unique characteristic of this Greenville, SC made carbine is that it is the only specimen noted in 58 cal. instead of the standard 50 cal. John Murphy in his text on pg. 179 “Confederate Carbines and Musketoons” states “the bbl on one known Morse carbine, SN 867, is rifled with three lands and grooves, but bored to 58 cal.” Externally gun is serial numbered on bottom of frame and inside breach latch. This is a very nice example of a Morse even if it was not a unique caliber, this gun retains nice brass patina and striping to stocks. CONDITION: This gun overall is very good. Bbl is gray/brown with scattered pitting. Brass retains yellow patina with numerous scattered nicks, scratches and small dents. Buttstock and forestock are solid with possible old refinish. There is about a 1/16″ gap between frame and buttstock. 4-42233 JS11 (15,000-20,000)

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2181

CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. Cal. 58. This is an original 1863 dated Fayetteville rifle with 1864 dated bbl, and proper inspector’s cartouche in stock corresponding with an early 1864 gun still utilizing 1863 parts including this lock. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of Fayetteville rifles with a 33″ rifle bbl, brass bbl bands, nosecap, trigger guard, and buttplate. The buttplate is surcharged CSA, and retains its original ramrod and rear sight. This gun appears 100% original and complete in every regard with good patina to metal and a very good bore. Bbl has remnants of original brown finish, and lock is smooth with muted case colors. This gun is in beautiful “as found” condition. Another interesting note to this gun is that the owner has stamped his name “E.L. WRIGHT” into butplate and trigger guard. There is also a “W” carved in stock opposite lock with red wax originally filling the initial. Wax initials and decorations have been seen in quite a few confederate long arms. A quick search of a Civil War personnel data base shows two soldiers in Confederate infantry service with these initials and name, one being in the 6th Virginia, and one being in the 31st Tennessee. CONDITION: Bbl is brown overall with traces of original brown finish with areas of staining, rust, and pitting especially around breech. VP/eagle head proof and 1864 bbl date are discernible. Bore exhibits good rifling though worn and pitted. Lock and hammer are smooth, mostly gray with traces of muted case color under hammer with slight pitting especially near breech. Stock is sound and solid with scattered dings, dents, scratches, and abrasions. Inspector’s cartouches is visible as an oval frame with two script initials, though not discernible. Brass mounts have good mustard patina with scattered staining, tiny nicks, and scratches. Mechanics are fine. 4-44249 JS86 (8,000-12,000)

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2182

IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE PALMETTO MUSKET. This is one of the finest cond. “as found” Palmetto Muskets to be seen. Gun has beautiful stock, nice uncleaned brown metal, good markings, and brass bands exhibit fine patina. This gun was originally found with the Bbl cut to about 39″ from it’s orig. length of 42″. Charles T. Brady who served in Morton’s Artillery under N.B. Forrest might be expected to have had a “Musketoon” and not a full length musket. Regardless of the reason, this gun has had the extra 3″ restored to give gun appearance as to when it was made. This gun exhibits a well marked lock, incl a “bushy” palm tree less often encountered, there is good “SC” surcharges on Bbl tang, and buttplate. The Bbl proofs, are well defined P/V/Palmetto tree. Bbl flat is also marked “W G & CO”. (William Glaze & Co.) Mr. Brady carved his name nicely in adverse of forestock, and stock is quite nice, with nice red tones, good edges, with scattered dings, dents, and various abrasions form use. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are mostly brown/gray with scattered areas of pitting, especially around breech and lock. Bore is smooth and rusted and the line where an extra few inches of Bbl were added is discernible only internally. Brass bands are uncleaned with nice yellow patina. When bands are moved forward, orig. bright surface of Bbl is shown. 4-42234 JS100 (6,500-8,500)

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2183

RICHMOND MUSKETOON. There is considerable controversy published concerning these 30″ smooth bore musketoons as to whether Civil War production or some kind of post-war cadet gun. Regardless, these guns are listed in much of the literature as Confederate, and this specimen appears original and authentic and well-fit. Battlefield gleaned parts were no doubt used in late production Richmond carbines and rifles. This gun has an 1863 dated Richmond lock, well fit to a 1864 dated Richmond bbl that shows the typical striations in metal, VP/eagle head proof, 1864 date, correct sight and sight steady pin, slot, and mortise. This gun is iron mounted with a U.S. surcharged buttplate, iron nosecap, and standard musket-style front sight. Ramrod appears original, though cut with no threading. PROVENANCE: Jac Weller collection with his tag. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are overall gray, clean, pitted. Stock is sound with scattered dings, dents, and scratches. 4-44227 JS81 (4,000-8,000)

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2184

CONFEDERATE PALMETTO MUSKET. These muskets were part of a State of South Carolina contract, William Glaze provided the State of South Carolina with Muskets, Rifles, Pistols, and sabers. This is one of the model 1842 muskets. This musket conforms with other known Palmetto muskets in every regard, and this gun has all the markings you would expect to see, including lock markings as pictured, “SC” on bbl tang, and buttplate, “WG & C” stamped on the backside of bbl. This is a nice example of an all orig. complete and authentic, secondary Confederate arm that saw hard service by South Carolina forces in the Confederacy. CONDITION: Metal, both Iron and Brass have all been polished, cleaned and varnished. Brass bands retain their high polish under cover of varnish. Much of the varnish on the iron has worn away appearing as stains, scattered on the various surfaces. Markings are all quite discernible though “SC” on bbl tang is only partially visible as can be seen in photos. 4-44119 JS98 (6,000-8,000)

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2185

RICHMOND 1864 DATED RIFLE MUSKET. This gun consists of 1864 dated Richmond lock, 1864 dated bbl, not of Richmond manufacture, nor is the stock which retains old U.S. inspector’s cartouche. Bands and trigger guard are iron and not of Richmond manufacture. Brass buttplate and nosecap are typical of Richmond manufacture. It is well known that Richmond at 1864 was using battlefield gleaned parts, and this could be the case as color to metal on lock and bbl match well as does their fit. CONDITION: Metal overall is gray with areas of rust and pitting. Markings are good, as can be seen in photos. Bore is good with good rifling. Brass buttplate is poorly fit with gap. 4-44272 JS82 (4,000-6,000)

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2186

COMPOSITE ASHEVILLE, NC CONFEDERATE RIFLE. The Confederate States Armory in Asheville, NC began its existence in 1861. There are several types of Asheville rifles known modeled from the Model 1841 and Model 1855 U.S. rifles. There are very few complete examples known, however. All surviving documented rifles lack patchboxes like the example here. This gun appears to have started out life as a contract-made 1841 Mississippi rifle that has the addition of an original Asheville marked lockplate. According to John Murphy and Howard Maddus in their monumental text Confederate Rifles and Muskets, first published in 1996, states this type of lock with spread-winged eagle over “CS” and “ASHEVILLE/NC” stamped forward of eagle. Like this one, “all evidence would indicate that the first 100-150 Asheville Type II rifles utilized Harpers Ferry U.S. Model 1841 locks that had been modified by burnishing the place and date from their tails, then re-stamping with “CS” over the former “US” below the federal eagle, and then additionally stamped with the “ASHEVILLE/NC” mark forward of the defaced original markings!” We do not know of a complete original Asheville rifle utilizing this lock. If you ever wanted an Asheville marked Confederate rifle, this may be your only chance even though this rifle is only a composite. CONDITION: This gun is good overall. Bbl is cleaned, now gray with areas of pitting and rust. Inspector marks are still present from its original manufacture as a U.S. rifle. Brass mountings are overall very good with sling swivels removed from top band and an interesting replaced iron trigger bow on trigger guard made without sling swivel. Buttplate is surcharged “CS” over the original “US” markings. The “CS” surcharges are of unknown date but would suspect them to be of more recent vintage. Bore still has discernible rifling but is quite pitted but still measures .54 Cal. 4-44276 JS73 (4,000-6,000)

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2187

1862 DATED RICHMOND RIFLE-MUSKET. This gun appears an all orig., authentic, and unaltered 1862 dated Richmond Musket. So many 1862 Richmond’s were iron mounted, such as this one utilizing left over Harpers Ferry parts. This gun has a Richmond made stock, Bbl, lock and hammer, nosecap, bands, an unsurcharged buttplate are probably left over from captured Harpers Ferry stock. Stock has good red hues so often seen on Richmond stocks. This is a good, orig. example, unaltered, though there has been a reproduction ramrod added, and gun is missing rear sight, rear sling swivel, and lock screw. CONDITION: Gun overall is fair to good. Bbl is brown/gray overall, large areas of pitting, especially around breech. Bore is heavily shot, but still retains traces of orig. rifling. Stock is sound and solid with 1crack which has been repaired in front of lock extending about 4″. There are a couple of hairline cracks in buttstock. Stock has seen hard use, and has lost most of its sharp edges which are now rounded. There is a gap between bottom of lock and stock where sear drops and “wallows” out this space. This is often seen in Richmond muskets as this falling sear must have been a design flaw in Richmond locks. 4-44120 JS101 (4,000-6,000)

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2188

FINE AND RARE WHITWORTH SHARPSHOOTERS RIFLE. SN c777. SN C777. Cal. .450 Whitworth hexagonal. 36″ round bbl with Rigby flats at the rear, marked “WHITWORTH PATENT” on top of the bbl. “WHITWORTH / RIFLE CO /PATENT” on the side of the rear sight base. “WHITWORTH RIFLE CO. MANCHESTER” on the lock. The lock, trigger guard and bbl tang, are engraved with light scrolls and foliate and animal motifs. The straight English walnut stock is checkered up the wrist and on the forearm. This rifle has both military and civilian features and is in the same serial range on imported Confederate guns, probably made in 1862. There is a sling button behind the trigger plate on bottom of stock and a swivel on the front bbl back. The adjusting pinion for the rear sight is missing. A letter dated 2002 from noted Whitworth rifle authorities Dr. D. W. Bailey & W. S. Curtis who compiled a research project of Whitworth rifles which will eventually result in a definitive reference book. States as follows “The Whitworth rifle SN C777 described here is a rare variation lying between the more common commercial military and semi-military models and the true half stocked target rifles. It incorporates many of the elements of the Whitworth fine quality early 30″ sporting rifles, but combines them with the full stocked 36″ bbl banded military style. Specifically, these are the sporting lock for the single side nail, the bbl bar and sporting type of percussioning, the spur trigger guard and the sporting style engraving which is considerably more ornate than any other model. To date we have only identified 8 of these hybrids from the 556 Whitworth’s recorded out of the total factory production of some 5,500 which were made.” CONDITION: The bbl retains about 90% of its original brown though thinning with areas of scattered staining, rust, and pitting. The barrel bands, trigger guard, nosecap, and buttplate retain strong traces to 30 or 40% of original bright blue finish overall, The case hardened lock, hammer, and breech retain traces of muted case colors. The stock is fine with scattered dings, dents, and small scratches. There are two holes threaded through trigger bow of unknown purpose, but one lines up with the trigger in the fully pulled position. The bore is bright and hexagonal “rifling” is excellent. 4-44250 JS84 (6,000-8,000)

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2189

PRESENTATION WHITWORTH MILITARY MATCH RIFLE. SN C835. Cal. 45. This wonderful condition and high quality rifle is featured in a March 1963 issue of The Gun Report entitled a “Wimbledon Prize of Note”. The article details the formation of the English National Rifle Association which ultimately gave birth to the American Rifle Association is 1875. It also deals extensively with the beginnings of the internationally famous Wimbledon rifle matches, and specifically details how Sargent Norfolk won this rifle in 1862. This rifle exhibits 36″ rnd bbl marked “Whitworth Patent” behind rear sight. Bbl is also proofed at the breech, various proofs and 52 guage markings and the SN C835. This gun is very similar in configuration to the 33″ bbld rifles that came to the confederacy without patch boxes like this gun. Confederate imported guns were typically marked “SECOND QUALITY” whereas this gun is stamped “BEST” on trigger guard. The added reverse-mounted ladder rear sight is mounted on a wood block the sight is graduated to 1100 yards and is marked “P. MURCOTT, GUNMAKERS 68 HAYMARKET, LONDON”. Case hardened lock has typical Whitworth crest and markings. The forestock and wrist are checkered and obverse of buttstock has a 2-1/2″ oval silver plaque surrounded by 3-1/2″ silver belt inset. The plaque and belt are engraved “NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCATION/QUEEN’S PRIZE/WHITWORTH RIFLE TO EACH OF 20 BEST SHOTS/WON BY THOMAS NORFOLK/SGT. 13TH SUFFOLK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS/WIMBLEDON 1862/913 COMPETITORS”, “PRESENTED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, JULY 14”. CONDITION: Fine as refinished. Bbl, bands, nosecap, trigger guard, and sling swivels retain most all of their refreshed bright blue finish. Lock, hammer, and breech block are case colored retaining strong areas of color though mostly muted. Stock is fine showing scattered scratches, dings, and abrasions. Inset silver belt is loose in areas. Ramrod is not threaded, but has an interesting hexagonally shaped head that is machined to fit bore perfectly. 4-44251 JS85 (6,000-8,000)

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2190

CIVIL WAR 1861 DATED ENFIELD RIFLE MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 577. This is a nice example of the most popular imported musket during the Civil War. These guns were used both North and South. Many guns that went North were 24 ga. or 58 Cal. Most Confederate imported guns were 25 ga. or .577 Cal. This gun overall is in very good condition, complete with good markings. There is one discernible mark in stock behind trigger guard which is crown/”SA”/3. This is an unknown mark to us, but could show Southern issue. Regardless, this is a very nice gun with an accompanying angular bayonet that fits gun well. CONDITION: Gun is very good and complete overall. Metal surfaces are gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Gauge markings and proofs are well defined and easily read. Bore is very good with crisp rifling. Gun is complete with ramrod, sling swivels and rear sight. Gun functions well. Stock is sound and solid with scattered dents and scratches. Proof behind trigger guard is well struck and discernible as can be seen in pictures. Accompanying bayonet has similar surface to that of gun being gray with scattered staining and pitting. Scabbard is reproduction. 4-41494 JS118 (1,500-2,500)

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2191

ENFIELD 1857 RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 58. Standard configuration three band rifle musket with long range flip-up ladder sight. Lock marked “Tower 1861” with sovereign crown at rear. Stock features brass nose cap, trigger guard, buttplate, and lock screw escutcheons. Nipple protector is attached by chain to sling loop. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and lock cleaned to bright over pinprick pitting, and have toned back to gray brown. Stock has old oil refinish over numerous deep marks, edges slightly rounded. Brass is nicely toned. Bore is fair, with considerable light pitting toward muzzle. Lock is crisp. 4-42706 MGM264 (1,000-1,500)

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2191A

CONFEDERATE RICHMOND MUSKETOON. SN NSN. 62 Cal. smooth bore. There is considerable controversy published concerning these 30″ smooth bore musketoons as to whether Civil War production or some kind of post-war cadet gun. Regardless, these guns are listed in much of the literature as Confederate, and this specimen appears original and authentic and well-fit. Battlefield gleaned parts were no doubt used in late production Richmond carbines and rifles. This gun has an 1862 dated Richmond lock, well fit to an 1864 dated bbl. This gun is iron mounted with an unsurcharged iron buttplate, iron nosecap, 2-leaf rear sight and standard musket-style front sight. Swelled ramrod appears original, though cut with no threading. CONDITION: Overall very good. Metal is gray/brown with scattered stains, rust and pitting. Stock is sound and solid with scattered scrapes, scratches and sanded with old refinish. Bore is rusted. 4-44121 JS108 (3,000-4,000)

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2192

PRESENTATION ENGRAVED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Unusual configuration of a Mississippi rifle with bbl cut to just over 22″ for possible use as a carbine. Lock is totally devoid of markings but brass trigger guard, lock escutcheon, buttplate and patchbox are all florally engraved. There is a blank ribbon on patchbox that was probably to have held the name of the recipient of this presentation, but remains blank and the mystery remains. Opposite the patchbox there is an inset German silver rendition of Gabriel blowing his horn holding ribbon with inscriptions that read “Capt. Henry Kutzmeyer/Capt. John F. Reinecke/Capt. Chas. G. Castman/Capt. John H. Hoffman/Presented This”. The lockplate internally has Roman numerals reminiscent of some Confederate manufactured guns and the very crudely made patchbox and mortice cut are also typical of Southern work. This German silver escutcheon is also similar to inlays seen on mid-western Germanic militia guns. Further research may find what unit these four captains belonged, whether it was Civil War or before. CONDITION: Gun overall is poor to fair with bbl being devoid any discernible marks and pitted overall. Lock has similar color but is a bit smoother, but pitted and rusted overall. Brass and German silver plaques have good patinas and appear uncleaned. Stock has several breaks and repairs especially around lock with old pinned and glued repair. Bore still measures .54 Cal., however, rifling is barely discernible as it is heavily pitted. 4-44248 JS75 (3,000-4,000)

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2193

RICHMOND CARBINE. Cal. 58. Richmond carbines were not made until late in the Civil War, probably starting in 1864. Carbines are found, however, with all dates, and sometimes even U.S. locks mostly 1861 dated. The reason for this phenomenon is that a lot of carbines were made from battle field gleaned parts so mixtures M1855, M1861, and M1863 parts can be seen. This particular gun has an 1862 dated Richmond lock, no discernible date on bbl. Bbl and stock appear to be possibly from such battle field gleaned parts as stock is cut back and bbl is cut to 25″ with the original musket front sight being moved. A brass buttplate and nosecap of Richmond type are now fitted onto gun. A third sling swivel has been added behind the trigger guard as was the configuration of this carbine. Glued and varnished to buttstock is an apparent section of old catalog entry (possibly from Bannerman’s) describing this gun. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are gray, clean, with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Brass nosecap and buttplate have good yellow patina with scattered light nicks and scratches. Top buttplate screw protrudes and appears too large for misfit, as can be seen in the photos. Stock is sound as refinished. Mechanically, gun is functional. Bore is worn but bright with discernible rifling. 4-44245 JS80 (3,000-4,000)

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2194

VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY RIFLE CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION CARBINE. This is an interesting gun with an 1811 dated Richmond, Virginia Manufactory lock with the second type brass buttplate. Bbl has been shortened to 22-3/4″ with a fixed rear sight placed about halfway down bbls length. The front sight is now missing but dovetail slot is still present. The bore measures about 50 cal., and retains good rifling. Stock has been cut back, as seen in photos and possibly and existing brass ramrod pipe has been re-used, soldered to brass pedestal attached to bottom of bbl. Wooden ramrod appears to be later edition. This is an interesting gun with good markings that possibly could have seen Confederate use. There is a name, “JAMES WALSH” also stamped on lockplate as seen in photos. CONDITION: Lock and bbl overall are gray/brown with staining and pitting especially around breech and on hammer. Hammer screw is replaced, and one buttplate screw is missing. Stock is sound and solid with scattered scrapes, scratches, and abrasions. There is one small nail repair at area of bbl key,and there is a chip missing at toe of stock where cut to carbine length. 4-44246 JS93 (3,000-4,000)

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2195

PALMETTO ARMORY MUSKET. This M1842 musket appears to be original though composed of parts from Springfield and The Palmetto Armory. Overall condition, fit, and general appearance lead us to believe this gun was used like this during the Civil War. Most Palmetto muskets are brass-mounted, but there are many that have turned up with Springfield bbls that no doubt were original and used during the war. This gun has excellent markings, as can be seen in photos, that would display well. The lock is marked forward to the hammer “PALMETTO ARMORY SC” surrounding a palm tree. Behind hammer is marked “COLUMBIA SC 1852”. Springfield bbl is marked with “VP” and is dated 1845. CONDITION: Overall, gun is good to very good. Metal is gray overall with scattered pitting. Bore is fairly bright. Stock is sound and solid with scattered dings, dents, and a crack in forestock between lower bands. 4-44231 JS92 (3,000-4,000)

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2196

1863 DATED RICHMOND RIFLE MUSKET WITH PATCHBOX. This is an interesting musket that appears to have been in this configuration since the war. All parts are well fit with matching color and wear. The lock is standard 1863 dated Richmond. Bbl is undated with a VP/eagle head proof. Bbl has had sight mortise filled in. The bore is still has well-defined rifling. There is a residual cartouche in stock opposite lock, but no discernible U.S. surcharge on butt, but there is a rack number, 40, over “AA” in script. Gun appears original and complete. The stock and patchbox appear to be of the late 1855 pattern made in 1859/60. CONDITION: Metal overall is gray/brown, smooth with pitting and rust. Stock is sound with some raised grain present; scattered nicks, scratches, and dings 4-44273 JS83 (3,000-4,000)

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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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2198

COMPOSITE 1863 DATED RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET. This gun utilizes, apparently, and 1863 dated Richmond lock plate devoid of Richmond markings, remainder of gun appears to be made from M1861 Springfield or contract parts. CONDITION: Gun is good overall. Most parts with exception of lock are cleaned, rusted, and heavily pitted. Ramrod is a reproduction. Stock is sound and solid with barely discernible inspector’s cartouche. 4-44271 JS82 (2,000-3,000)

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2199

UNIQUE CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE RIFLED MUSKET. This unique gun is only 40″ rifled-musket we know of with Fayetteville mark lock. This is also the only lock of this configuration with “CSA/FAYETTEVILLE NC” markings. This gun was originally in the collection of Norm Flayderman and was sold by Butterfields in San Francisco as lot 1502 1/27/1997. The gun appears to be composite parts from Civil War era muskets with an 1862 dated bbl with VP-eagle proof. Gun has ironed bands, iron nosecap, and iron trigger guard with a brass trigger bow, and a brass buttplate. The swelled iron ramrod is consistent configuration to M1855/1861 rifled muskets. The lock markings, as can be seen in photos, are no doubt old but are these marks from an unknown Fayetteville armorer, Fayetteville armory, or just fantasy. You be the judge, as this gun is being sold “as is”. CONDITION: Iron components are gray/brown with overall pitting and rust. Bore exhibits discernible rifling though pitted, brass buttplate exhibits numerous scrapes, scratches, dents, dings,and old tool marks, and has lighter color than the well-patinaed brass trigger bow which is marked internally “96 over X”. 4-44270 JS78 (2,000-3,000)

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2200

SCARCE CONFEDERATE FAYETTEVILLE SABER BAYONET. This is one of the most difficult of Confederate saber bayonets to find. This is a standard brass fish scale decorated bayonet that fits early production Fayetteville rifles with bayonet lugs. Yataghan shaped blade measures 21-1/2″ with the wide unstopped fuller and blade measuring just over 1″ wide at ricasso. Brass hilt retains good red copper patina. Muzzle ring and slot are both open and will fit a rifle for display though missing the locking spring and button. CONDITION: Blade is gray overall and cleaned with areas of old grinding, sharpening, pitting and staining. Iron pin that retains hilt to blade is loose and blade fits a bit loose. Hilt overall has reddish patina with numerous small areas of scuffing and scratching with a 1/2″ area ground near top at bird’s head pommel. Inspector initial “M” is present on flat of hilt. 4-44287 JS45 (2,000-3,000)

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2200A

LEFT-HAND L. A. SMITH PERCUSSION LARGE BORE PICKET RIFLE WITH TELESCOPIC SIGHT. SN NSN. Cal. .634 Groove diameter. 12-Shallow groove rifling, approximately one turn in 30″. 32″ Heavy octagonal barrel, about 1-1/4″ across flats, is stamped “L. A. Smith” at rear of top flat. There is no provision for ramrod or false muzzle. Octagonal outline is engraved on muzzle end. Patent breech has filed in left handed bolster with nipple. Left hand back action lock has stamped in scroll “engraving”, and is wiggle engraved with owners name “R. H. West”. Trigger plate is fitted with double set triggers. swan-necked American walnut stock has left hand cheekpiece. Nose cap is of cast pewter. All other furniture is of brass, consisting of double spurred trigger guard, fancy outlined patchbox on left hand side of butt, and brass crescent buttplate. An inlaid brass four leaf clover (for luck?) is on right side of stock at breech. Only sighting arrangement is 27-3/4″ telescopic sight with crosshair reticle, having blacksmith made windage and elevation screw mounts at rear, and iron yoke at front. Scope is unmarked with the exception of some engraving at front and rear. Weight: 13 lbs. 8 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Barrel and scope retain a considerable amount of what appears to be orig brown. Lock is mostly gray brown patina. Hammer has silver soldered repair at neck, and rubs on scope when operated. Stock is fine, retaining some orig finish, repairs at wrist and some epoxy added under scope mount. Brass is nicely patinated. Telescope optics are slightly clouded, but usable. Bore is good with sharp rifling throughout, with some fine pitting toward muzzle (should clean). Lock and triggers work. This very interesting, specially made rifle, has all the attributes of a Civil War era Confederate sniper’s rifle. 4-42235 MGM298 (2,500-3,500)

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2200B

BILLINGHURST UNDER HAMMER PERCUSSION HEAVY TARGET/SHARPSHOOTER’S RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. .500 Groove diameter. 8-Groove rifling. 28″ 1.6″ Diameter heavy round barrel with 1-3/4″ long larger diameter muzzle, measuring 1.9″ diameter fitted with four pin false muzzle with latch yoke, also includes brass and steel straight line starter. Under hammer internal lock with trigger guard as main spring, is octagonal in breech section, and stamped “W. Billinghurst” in engraved oval on grip. Dark American walnut buttstock has steel crescent butt, and well cut 18 LPI checkering with mullered borders. Only sighting arrangement is 34″ unmarked steel tube telescopic sight with crosshair reticle with turret elevation screw at rear, and steel yoke at front. Also included are a false muzzle w/ brass bullet starter and a pair of German silver framed shooters glasses with brown tinted lenses, with peripheral vision etched out, in a felt lined tin container. Weight: 18 lbs. 12 oz. William Billinghurst is the most famous of the New York rifle makers; born in 1807 he worked at different Rochester locations until his death in 1880. The accuracy and quality of his percussion rifles was without peer. CONDITION: Good. Barrel and scope tube are a gray brown patina with vise marks on bbl, and top is drilled and tapped for scope blocks. Stock retains most of what appears to be its orig finish. Bore is very good, slightly pitted overall. Telescopic sight optics are cloudy. 4-41511 MGM299 (3,500-5,000)

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2201

U. S. SPRINGFIELD 1861 MUSKET WITH BAYONET. SN NSN. Cal. 58. Standard configuration with “1860” dated barrel with “G. E. C.” inspectors initials. Typical lock is marked “U. S. Springfield” with eagle in front of hammer, and “1862” at rear. Rifle comes with “U. S.” marked triangular bayonet. CONDITION: Good. Complete. Metal cleaned bright and toned back over pinprick pitting. Stock is refinished over numerous marks, edges slightly rounded. Inspectors stamp not legible, outline visible. Bayonet is fine, cleaned to bright. 4-38702 MGM263 (2,000-3,000)

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2202

SPECIAL MODEL 1861 COLT CONTRACT RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. This is a nice example of an 1863 dated New Jersey Colt contract rifle. This gun is original and complete in very nice condition. This musket conforms to all models of this contract with 40″ rnd bbl and iron mountings. This is a popular Civil War longarm that was sold and inspected by the State of New Jersey. Bbl and stock are both stamped “NJ”. This gun has very nice crisp markings throughout. Lock is dated 1862 and bbl is stamped 1863, but gun, no doubt, was made and sold this way in 1863. CONDITION: Bbl is gray/brown overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. 1863 bbl date “VP” proof and “NJ” acceptance marks are very crisp. Bore is bright with discernible rifling. Lock and hammer are silver/gray overall. Remainder of metal is gray/brown overall. A lot of the darkening of metal surfaces is due to thin layer of varnish applied over entirety of gun. Removing varnish will probably result in a brighter surface overall. Stock is very good and sound overall with crisp edges. Good “NJ” acceptance mark opposite lock. Colt sub-inspector mark “M” is found stamped in wood behind trigger guard. Stock exhibits areas of raised grain with scattered storage nicks, dings and scratches under a thin coat of varnish like the rest of the gun. 4-38700 JS117 (2,500-3,500)

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2203

SPECIAL MODEL 1861 COLT CONTRACT RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. SN NSN. Cal. 58. This is a very fine example of an 1863 dated Colt Special Model contract rifle. This gun is original and complete in unfired condition with just minor storage issues. This musket conforms to all models of this contract with 40″ rnd bbl and iron mountings including a US surcharged bayonet with the letter “F” stamped below the “US”. This is a popular Civil War longarm and this is a fine example that would be difficult to upgrade. CONDITION: Bbl is gray/bright overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Metal bands, ramrod, trigger guard and buttplate are all bright with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Lock and hammer are smooth and bright with crisp markings. Eagle on bolster above lock is crisp and well-struck. Bore in this gun is mirror bright. Stock is sound and solid overall with raised grain, bright crisp cartouches with scattered dings, dents and scrapes from storage. Bayonet has gray/bright blade with scattered staining. Socket is gray with staining and pitting. 4-41493 JS113 (4,000-6,000)

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2204

CIVIL WAR LINDSAY MODEL 1863 DOUBLE RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. This was one of the novelty guns made during the Civil War. Gun exhibits two hammers, and was supposed to be loaded twice, one charge and ball on top of another. The first trigger pull would fire the top round, and then the second. This configuration worked well in trials, but not in the field, so few of these guns saw much use during the Civil War. This gun conforms to other examples with a 41″ bbl with square base front sight/bayonet lug. Bbl has two leaf rear sight and breech is marked in two lines “LINDSAY PATENTED 1860”. Mounted in one piece walnut stock with three bbl bands and a tulip head ramrod. This is a popular Civil War gun that shows some of the odd innovations that were tried, and this example is in fine condition, all-original and complete. CONDITION: Bbl exhibits a brown lacquer overall with numerous small abrasions and scratches. Bbl bands, nosecap, hammers, and breech are case hardened retaining much of their muted colors. Bore is very good, mostly shiny exhibiting good rifling. Stock is sound and solid with a couple small hairline cracks along backstrap, numerous small storage dings and dents and abrasions. 4-44254 JS89 (3,000-4,000)

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2205

NORWICH 1861 CONTRACT MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 58. Standard Model 1861 rifle musket configuration. Lock marking eagle motif and U. S. Norwich to right of hammer. Date of “1863” at rear. CONDITION: Good. Metal cleaned and polished, and is now a silver gray. Stock refinished, edges slightly rounded. Inspectors marks are present but indistinct. Bore is good, frosted throughout. Lock crisp. 4-38897 MGM259 (2,000-3,000)

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2206

NEAR MINT 1864 DATED MODEL 1863 SPRINGFIELD RIFLE MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 58. This is a virtually new late Civil War Springfield rifle musket. This gun has a bright bbl measuring 40″ with a blued 1-leaf rear sight. Iron bands, nosecap, trigger guard, buttplate, screws and sling swivels are bright as issued. All markings are bright and crisp. Lock and hammer still exhibit most of their case colors as can be seen in photos. Stock also is like new exhibiting only a couple light storage dents and scratches. Stock has no inspector cartouches but does have a sub-inspector “B” stamped rear of trigger guard. Bore is shiny mint. If you ever wanted the finest example of the late model Springfield with band springs, this would be it. CONDITION: As described above, this gun appears to have come right out of a crate. Bbl exhibits bright original surface with small areas of pinprick pitting and staining. Bbl markings are crisp. The 1864 date has a bit of a “shudder” where stamped (as can be seen in photos). Lock and hammer retain about 80% of their bright case colors with balance silver gray with scattered staining. Other iron surfaces are fine with scattered staining and pinprick pitting. There is a “12” stamped behind top butt screw behind “US”. Bore is bright and shiny with crisp rifling and appears unfired. Stock is excellent with raised grain and only a few minor dents and abrasions. 4-38701 JS116 (2,000-3,000)

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2207

PARKER SNOW MODEL 1861 CONTRACT MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 58. Standard 1861 configuration with 1863 dated bbl. Stamped “Parkers’ Snow & Co. Meriden, Conn.” and with eagle and U. S. to right of hammer, and “1864” at rear lock. CONDITION: Good. Bbl cleaned to gray brown. Lock has traces of case color. Stock refinished, edges rounded. No visible inspectors marks. Initials “NJ” newly stamped on left side near rear lock screw. Bore is strong with some active rust at muzzle. Lock is crisp. 4-38698 MGM260 (2,000-3,000)

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