Outstanding Fall Firearms Auction
A Fabulous Success at approx. $3.4 Million!

Auction: October 6th-8th, 2003

Preview: October 5, 2003

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. Standard markings and features. Reblued with some replacement parts. SN 290318. CONDITION: Wood has been sanded and refinished leaving some scratches and gouges. 4-49599 X6 (300-500)

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251

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 RAMROD BAYONET RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. “SWP” cartouche dated 1891 on the left side of the stock. Late 1-pc trigger guard. Large issue marks “71 / 255” on the right side of the stock and “D / 35” on top of the comb. SN 527983. CONDITION: Very good with blue brown patina on bbl , 60% blue on the lock and trigger guard, light pitting on the buttplate. Wood has three cracks at the front of the trigger guard but is otherwise sound with normal dents and scratches. Action and bore are fine. 4-49584 FS106 (1,000-1,750)

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252

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. It has a low arch breech block dated 1873 and ski jump rear sight. No cartouche is visible on the stock. SN 289660. CONDITION: Blue gray patina overall with traces of reblue on the breech block and action. Buttplate has been polished white. Wood has been lightly sanded and refinished with some new dents and scratches. Action is fine, bore is bright. 4-49581 X32 (350-700)

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253

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 RAMROD BAYONET TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. ‘SWP” cartouche dated 1891. Late 1-pc trigger guard. SN 528878. CONDITION: 75% blue turning brown on bbl with many small dents on top. Casehardening colors on the breech block are mostly faded, lockplate and hammer only have about 20% of blue showing and there are areas of light surface rust. Buttplate has moderate to heavy rust. Wood has some light dents and scratches but is generally fine. Action is tight, bore is fine. 4-49630 FS117 (750-1,500)

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254

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. No cartouche. Completely refinished. Replaced front sight. SN 430120. CONDITION: Retains most of overall refinish blue. There is a small chip at the rear lockplate screw, otherwise stock is smooth. Action and bore are fine. 4-49645 FS124 (350-700)

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255

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 45-70. Standard issue rifle with 32-1/2” round bbl, stamped over the breech end “WB32389”, pedestal blade front sight, ski jump rear sight, low arch breechblock, 1-pc wood stock with the outline of a cartouche on the left wrist, secured with two bbl bands and with a button-head slotted wiping rod. It is accompanied by an original type brown leather and brass sling. Also accompanies is an original socket triangular bayonet with blued steel scabbard, leather frog and U.S. marked brass hangar. SN 174616. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 75-80% original blue turning plum with several nicks and scratches on the top. The breechblock and lockplate retain 85-90% dulled blue. The trigger guard retains 70-75% dull blue. Wood is sound with myriad nicks and dings, retaining most of an old refinish. The sling is fine with lightly crackled surface finish, completely intact with both keepers. The bayonet, scabbard and frog are fine. The bore is dark and worn. The rear sight ladder blade is bent. 4-49121 JR82 (400-700)

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256

SPRINGFIELD SECOND ALLIN CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal .50. 36-5/8” round bbl dated 1863 on tail of the lockplate and 1866 on the breech block. The cartouche on the left side of the stock is visible but not completely readable. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina on bbl, trigger guard and buttplate with some moderate pitting on the breech block latch. Bright casehardening on the lockplate but brown on the hammer. Wood has numerous dents and gouges but is still solid. A crack at the rear of the lockplate has been repaired. 4-49602 FS28 (700-1,200)

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257

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1867 CADET TYPE RIFLE. Cal .50. 29-3/4” round bbl. Lockplate has the proper 1867 date at the rear. The 1866 dated breech block has the two large cuts on the bottom. It also has the number “4” stamped on the bottom. The wrist of the stock has been sanded and refinished. The “ESA” cartouche is partially visible at the front end of the refinished area. The ramrod has a treaded tip but there is no corresponding nut in the stock. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with light pitting. Wood shows normal use except in the refinished area of the wrist. 4-49288 X3 (2,500-3,000)

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258

SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE W/RAMROD BAYONET. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” bbl. The “SWP” cartouche is dated 1891. Also has the milled front sight protector. SN 331570. CONDITION: 50% thinning blue overall. Casehardening colors on the breech block are fading, those on the tang are bright. The buttplate is covered with light surface rust and pitting. Wood is very good with some dents and scratches and minor chips around the lock. Action is fine, bore is bright. 4-49726 FS72 (650-1,100)

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259

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 RAMROD BAYONET TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. The “SWP” cartouche is dated 1890. SN 523150. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall with light casehardening colors on the tang and faint traces of blue on the lockplate. Stock shows normal handling marks. Action is fine, bore is bright. 4-49625 FS99 (550-900)

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260

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .52. 21-1/2” part oct bbl. Made by American Machine Works. Standard markings on the left side of the action. “JH” cartouche on the left side of the stock is getting very thin. SN 8336. CONDITION: 50% blue on bbl mixed with moderate surface rust. Bbl band is a gray brown patina. Action retains about half of the bright casehardening colors on the sides, mostly faded on the top, bottom and hammer. Buttstock has been broken at the wrist but not yet repaired. 4-49874 FS34 (1,200-2,200)

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261

STARR CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .54. 21” round bbl. Standard markings on frame, bbl and buttplate. SN 5444. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light to moderate pitting. A large gouge on the left side of the wrist removed one and defaced the other cartouche. Action is good, bore is poor. 4-49735 X29 (1,500-2,500)

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262

MAYNARD FIRST MODEL SPORTING RIFLE. Cal .35. 20” part oct bbl. Standard markings on both sides of the frame and patchbox. The leather pin screw is a replacement. There is a sling ring attached to the trigger guard. The rear bbl sight is a replacement but the front sight and the tang sight are original. The tang sight is slightly bent. SN 1651. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. There is a small crack at the receiver and some minor dents and scratches but the wood is generally good. Action is fine. 4-49920 FS63 (1,000-2,000)

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263

MAYNARD FIRST MODEL SPORTING RIFLE. Cal .40. 20” part oct bbl. Standard markings on the both sides of the frame and patchbox cover. It has a large turned brass piece in the primer well. The patchbox contains the spare nipple and a roll of Maynard primers. All three sights are correct. A sling ring has been installed in the trigger plate. SN 2035. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting, traces of blue on takedown lever and nipple. Lever is slightly bent. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-49740 FS95 (1,500-2,500)

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264

JOSLYN CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54 perc. Standard Joslyn carbine with 21-1/4” round bbl, pinched blade front sight, three leaf rear sight, iron mounted with 1-pc walnut stock that has a sling bar and ring on the left side. There are two good cartouches just above the sling bar and US on the buttplate tang. There is a 1” arrowhead lightly carved near the right toe. SN 7774. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. The iron retains an even dark brown patina with light surface rust on bbl, some light pitting on the sling bar and lock plate, heavier on the trigger guard. The stock has a replaced sliver in back of the top tang, which is missing the tang screw. The buttstock is slightly battered with some chipping to the comb and myriad small nicks and scratches. Strong bore with some good shine and scattered deep pitting. 4-50034 JR225 (2,500-3,500)

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265

BURNSIDE 4TH MODEL CARBINE. Cal .54. 21” round bbl. Faint cartouches on the left side of the stock. Marked “BURNSIDE RIFLE Co. / PROVIDENCE = R.I.” on the lockplate. There are no markings on the breech block or receiver. This carbine was issued to Samuel T. Martin of Co. C, 2nd IL Cavalry. This record is in the Order Book in the National Archives Record Group 94. SN 1251. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Several small slivers are missing along the forearm and there are dents and scratches. A number 46 has been stamped in the trigger plate. Action is good. 4-49786 FS150 (2,000-3,000)

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266

MAYNARD FIRST MODEL SPORTING RIFLE. Cal .50. 20” part oct bbl. Standard markings on the both sides of the frame and patchbox cover. The rear bbl sight has been replaced. A sling ring has been installed in the trigger plate. SN 3687. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall. Wood has normal handling marks with heavy oil stains around the patchbox and buttplate. Action is fine, bore is deeply pitted. 4-49572 FS96 (1,500-2,500)

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267

FIRST MODEL MAYNARD SPORTING RIFLE. Cal .35. 20” part oct bbl. Markings are only partially readable. SN 3325. CONDITION: Very heavy pits overall, markings on the right side of the frame are completely gone, others are partially readable. The head of the lever retaining pin is broken off and missing. Its screw is partially missing. The lever link and screw are replacements. Wood shows heavy use. Action is functional. 4-49796 X40 (1,000-1,500)

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268

BURNSIDE 4TH MODEL CARBINE. Cal .54. 21” round bbl. It has a brass tag identifying it as issued to a private named Perry in Co. G of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. This issue was found in the order books of that unit in the National Archives Record Group 94. The hammer, lever lock and sling assembly in the bottom of the stock are replacements. SN 35217. CONDITION: Very heavy pitting overall with some filing. Wood has been cleaned but slightly enhanced remainders of inspector cartouches are on the left side. 4-49775 FS113 (1,500-2,500)

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269

SPENCER MODEL 1860 CARBINE. Cal .52. 22” round bbl. The rear sight is a replacement, all other parts have been refinished. This is an unaltered gun as issued in the Civil War. The inspector mark on the stock is spurious. SN 19676. CONDITION: Smooth gray tone to the metal. Wood shows no use. Action is fine. 4-49925 FS64 (800-1,200)

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270

MAYNARD FIRST MODEL SPORTING RIFLE. Cal .35. 20” part oct bbl. Standard markings on both sides of the frame and patchbox. Bbl, lever, link, retaining pin and screw and bbl pivot are replacements. SN 985. CONDITION: Bbl and lever retain about 90% of their blue and casehardening colors. The takedown pin has been repaired with a new latching lever and is heat colored. Frame, patchbox and buttplate are mostly gray brown. Action is good. Wood has traces of varnish remaining but has severe rust and oil stains and a few minor scratches and dents. 4-49805 X13 (1,000-1,500)

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271

RARE MAYNARD FIRST MODEL SPORTING RIFLE WITH SET TRIGGER. Cal .35. 26” part oct bbl. While this is a sporting rifle with built in tang sight and double set trigger, the stock has inspector cartouches “AM” on the left side. These cartouches are somewhat irregular and are probable spurious. The frame marking is “MAYNARD ARMS CO. / WASHINGTON.” on the right side and “MANUFACTURED BY / MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the left. The front trigger is pushed forward to set the rear one. The markings on the patchbox cover are not readable. SN 3363. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with small dents and light pitting on bbl and frame, heavier on the buttplate and patchbox. Stock retains about 70% of the varnish with some oil stains, dents and scratches. Tang sight staff is bent. Action is fine. 4-49795 FS49 (2,000-3,000)

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272

REFINISHED SPENCER CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal .50. 22” round bbl. The Stabler stop has been removed and replaced with a large screw. Bbl has been reblued, the other parts appear to have been refinished using a torch. The buttstock is new, forearm has been reworked and refinished. The butt swivel has been replaced. SN 16927. CONDITION: Retains most of the refinish blue, casehardening and varnish. Action is good. 4-49875 FS33 (600-1,200)

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273

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. .58 caliber, 40” part oct bbl. No cartouche, dated 1859 on lock and bbl. CONDITION: Bbl has been lightly cleaned but light pitting remains at the breech. The stock has been sanded and refinished. Lock is fine. 4-49664 FS133 (1,000-1,500)

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274

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. .58 cal. w/ 40” part oct bbl. The ramrod and several screws are replacements. No cartouche. The spare nipple is missing from the patchbox. Dated 1859 on lock and bbl. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting except on rear sight, which is probably a replacement also. Wood has been repaired, sanded, and refinished. Lock is functional. 4-49660 FS137 (1,000-1,500)

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275

CONVERTED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1830 MUSKET. Cal .69. 42-1/4” round bbl. Lockplate is dated 1838. The Hewes & Phillips conversion breech plug is dated 1862. The eagle and U.S. were ground off the lockplate during the conversion. The inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock are visible but not readable. NSN. CONDITION: Possibly unused since the conversion as the rear sight and nipple appear to be brand new. Wood has a mixed coating of dried oil, rust and dirt. Lock is bright. There is a break in the wood under the lockplate. Stock has been covered with varnish. It shows no wear. 4-49812 FS56 (1,500-2,500)

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276

SCARCE TRENTON MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1864 on the lock and 1863 on bbl. Slightly over 11,000 of these muskets were made by the Trenton Locomotive & Mechine Co. in Trenton, N.J. in 1863 and 1864. It is not unusual to have both dates on a single gun. This one has no inspector cartouche but does have the “N.J.” cartouche on the stock beneath the same stamp on bbl. NSN. CONDITION: Very good with scattered light spots of pitting and rust stains on the bright metal. Stock has been cracked at the rear lockplate screw but otherwise only has light handling marks. Lock is crisp. 4-49627 FS101 (1,000-2,000)

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277

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1864 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1864 on the lock and bbl. NSN. CONDITION: fine overall with signs of careful cleaning. The “ESA” cartouche is clear the other is visible but not readable. There are minor chips at bbl tang and front lock screw escutcheon. Lock is fine. 4-49626 FS100 (600-1,100)

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278

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET. .69 caliber w/ 42” round bbl. The cartouches are barely visible and not readable. Dated 1847 on lockplate and bbl. Issue markings “1 / E / 33” are stamped on the stock behind bbl tang. CONDITION: Metal has been heavily cleaned, the stock has been repaired and refinished. Lock is good. 4-49591 X36 (800-1,200)

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279

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1861 MUSKET. Cal 58. 40” part oct bbl, dated 1862 on the tail of the lockplate and the top of bbl. The inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock are visible but not readable. NSN. CONDTITION: Gary patina overall mixed with light pitting around the breech. There are vise marks at the rear of bbl. Wood is very good with minor dents and scratches. 4-49600 X5 (1,000-1,500)

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280

PROVIDENCE TOOL CO. MODEL 1861 MUSKET. Cal. .58. 40” round bbl. Marked with a large spread wing eagle with “U” on one side and “S” on the other side above “Providence Tool Co / PROVIDENCE R.I.” in front of the hammer and “1864” behind the hammer. “OWA” cartouche in a long rectangle on the left side of the stock. There are two unreadable marks at the rear of bbl in front of the U.S. acceptance marks. The ramrod and hammer screws are replaced. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina except at breech, which is heavily pitted with vise marks on the tang. Moderate pitting on the lockplate and hammer but the markings are sharp. Wood has normal dents and scratches but is still solid. 4-49232 FS1 (1,000-2,000)

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281

ASSEMBLED SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 RIFLE. Cal .52. 30” round bbl. SN 56532. CONDITION: Bbl and action have been reblued over moderate pitting. Patchbox and buttplate are new with bright casehardening colors. Replacement wood has been refinished and the forearm is cracked at the rear. Action is good. Bbl has moderate pitting. 4-49614 FS97 (1,000-2,000)

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282

RARE BERDAN SHARPS CIVIL WAR RIFLE. Cal .52. 30” round bbl. Double set triggers. The cartouche in the wrist is visible but illegible. Bbl marked on left flat with tiny “O.W.A.” Remnants of a lightly carved phrase “I killed Cock Robin” are legible on the left side of the stock. On the right side of the stock are carved seven notches. Apparently the sharpshooter was keeping score. SN 54428. CONDITION: Gray and brown patina overall to metal. Forestock is missing a 6” chunk of wood on the left top edge between the middle barrel bands, with evidence of old field repair (smoothing with knife). Bore is strong with some heavy pitting in rear half of bbl. Primer feeder appears to operate properly. Mechanically fine. A very interesting Berdan Sharps. 4-49580 (6,000-9,000)

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283

SHARPS MODEL 1859 BERDAN RIFLE. Cal .52. 30” round bbl. Very faint inspector cartouche on the left side of the stock. ”W.O.” on the left side of bbl. Double set triggers. SN 55008. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with some file marks on the ring at the rear of bbl. Wood has been cleaned and waxed. Action is fine, bore is very good. 4-49651 FS82 (8,000-10,000)

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284

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 RIFLE. Cal .52. 30” round bbl. Standard markings on bbl, receiver and lockplate. The inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock are visible but not readable. SN C,38815. CONDITION: 40% blue on bbl mixed with light surface rust, dents and scattered light pitting. Traces of casehardening on the action mostly gray with surface rust and pitting. The patchbox retains about 80% of an old reblue. Wood shows numerous dents and scratches. It has been sanded and reoiled. Bore is evenly pitted. 4-50024 FS15 (1,500-2,500)

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285

SPENCER SPORTING RIFLE. Cal .50. 26” round bbl. This is a late rifle with the Spencer patent cutoff mounted on the cartridge guide. There is matching serial number on the bottom of bbl. There is also a number 24 on the bottom of bbl which matches the number on the right side of the lever. A third number 786 appears on both halves of the breech block. The forearm is 13-1/3” long and held by two screws, the front in the middle of the rear bbl band spring slot. SN 1257. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate to heavy pitting overall. Wood has numerous dents and scratches but is still solid. Tang sight has been broken and repaired. Sight springs are replacements. Action is good. 4-50141 FS154 (2,000-3,000)

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286

STARR DOUBLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44 perc. Usual configuration with 6” round bbl, dovetail blade front sight and 1-pc walnut grip with cartouche on the left side. There are tiny inspector initials on the various parts. SN 4012. CONDITION: Very fine plus, retains 80-85% strong original blue overall with muzzle and edge wear and flaking on the sides of the frame. The cylinder is mostly a blue gray patina. The grips is fine with a crisp cartouche and retains most of its original oil finish with a couple of minor bruise sand small marks. Brilliant shiny bore, good mechanics. 4-49832 JR498 (1,000-1,500)

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287

STARR DOUBLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44 perc. Usual configuration with 6” round bbl, dovetail blade front sight and 1-pc walnut grip with cartouche on each side and a crude carved M on the bottom of the butt. There are tiny inspector initial on the various parts. SN 15402. CONDITION: Good, all matching. The metal cleaned to a light gray finish. The grips are crisp with fine sharp cartouches on each side. Bright shiny bore with scattered pitting, good mechanics. This was probably a near new revolver when it was cleaned. 4-49673 JR497 (500-1,000)

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288

STARR NAVY REVOLVER. Cal .36. 6” round bbl. Mixed numbers. SN 2920. CONDITION: Gray patina with large spots surface rust and pitting overall obscuring part of the markings. Grips have several chips and dents and are battered on the bottom. Bbl screw is a replacement. Mechanically needs work. 4-49793 FS205 (500-750)

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289

ROGERS & SPENCER REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” bbl and 2-piece wood grips with a cartouche on the left grip and tiny inspector initials on the various parts. The top strap has usual company and city markings. SN 1786. CONDITION: Good, retains most of an old cold blue finish and refinish on the grips. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-49899 JR436 (300-500)

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290

ROGERS & SPENCER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal .44 perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct bbl, 2-pc walnut grips. It has small inspector initials on various parts. SN 3776. CONDITION: Fair to good, old reblue over moderate to heavy pitting with wrench marks on bbl and frame. A couple of replaced screws. Grips are old replacements. Bright shiny bore, mechanics need adjusting. 4-49088 (850-,1250)shiny bore, mechanics need adjusting. 4-49088 (850-,1250)

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291

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER W/HOLSTER. Cal .36. 7 1‘/2” oct bbl. All matching including wedge. Some screws are replaced. “JAB” is scratched in the bottom of the grip strap. The black flap type holster is made in 2-pcs with top 1” lap sewn to the bottom. The fastening button is missing. SN 140326. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate pitting ranging to heavy at the muzzle. Cylinder scene is faintly visible. Grips retain about 80% of the original varnish heavily worn around the base. Action needs adjustment. The holster is well worn with a small crack at the top where it has been cut by the front sight and minor chipping elsewhere. The top five stitches are loose. 4-50039 FS178 (600-1,200)

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292

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal .36 perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” round bbl, one line New York address, brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. The grips have a faint legible cartouche on the left side and tiny inspector initial on the various parts. SN 5618. CONDITION: Good, all matching including the wedge, no original finish remains being a medium gray patina overall with light yellow mustard patina on the trigger guard and backstrap. The cylinder is a matching gray patina with spots of rust pitting and retains about 25% naval battle scene. Five of the six safety pins are fine. The grips are sound with moderate to heavy wear. Good mechanics and worn dark bore. 4-49826 JR500 (1,250-1,750)

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293

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44 perc. Usual configuration with 8” round bbl, one line New York address, 3 screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw, brass trigger guard with iron backstrap and 1-pc walnut grips. There are tiny inspector initials on various parts. SN 73111. CONDITION: About good, all matching except the wedge which is numbered 0642. The cylinder has the serial number 1480 in the correct place with #3111 (the matching number) adjacent on the rebated area. Both numbers have inspectors initials beneath them. No original finish remains being a dark brown patina overall with minor surface rust and a few hammer marks around the wedge slot. The wedge spring is broken. The trigger guard retains traces of original silver plating. The backstrap is a blue brown patina. Grips are very fine with traces of original varnish and no evidence of a cartouche. Bore is strong with moderate to heavy pitting and a small bulge 2” from the muzzle. Good mechanics. 4-49431 JR501 (500-1,000)

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294

ASSEMBLED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44. 8” round bbl. Mixed numbers. SN 144414. CONDITION: Rust brown patina with live rust overall. Grips are worn and chipped, mechanically needs parts and work. 4-49436 X64 (300-600)

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295

ASSEMBLED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44. 8” round bbl. It has parts from at least four different guns. All numbers match including the cylinder from an Italian replica. SN 157184. CONDITION: Gray patina with pitting and file marks. Grips are loose but do not show much wear. Four nipples and some internal parts are missing. 4-49032 X50 (400-600)

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296

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal .31. 5” oct bbl. All matching numbers including wedge. 2-line New York City address with brackets on each end. Five shot cylinder. Missing the trigger, bolt and hand springs. SN 119688. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with areas of heavy rust. There are considerable signs of cleaning on bbl. Grips have numerous initials carved on the left side and considerable wear around the bottom edge but retain about 75% of the varnish. Back strap and trigger guard have about 80% of silver tarnish remaining. 4-49033 FS162 (350-700)

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297

COLT 1849 POCKET REVOLVER WITH CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION. Cal. 31 Perc. Usual configuration with 5” oct bbl, 2-line Hartford address, 6-shot cylinder with brass trigger guard and backstrap and 1-pc walnut grips. The backstrap is inscribed “Presented by Hon. CG Davis, May 16, 1861” and it is inscribed on the butt “Capt. Doten/Plymouth, Mass.”. Captain Samuel H. Doten was a 48-year-old merchant in Plymouth Mass who enlisted and was commissioned a captain of E Company, 29th Mass Infantry, May 22, 1861 and was mustered out May 30, 1864. SN 203131. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including the wedge. The metal has been cleaned bright with fine surface pitting over most of the iron. The trigger guard and backstrap retain 50-60% strong original silver. The inscriptions are crisp and clean. Grips retain virtually all their original bright varnish with one chipped toe. The bore is strong and bright with light pitting. 4-49187 JR280 (2,000-3,000)

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298

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal .31 perc. Usual configuration with 6” oct bbl, two line New York City address with bracket motif. It has a plated trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. SN 52502. CONDITION: About good, all matching including the wedge, retains an overall dark brown artificially age patina, replated trigger guard and backstrap with refinished grips. Bore is strong with some deep pitting. It has replaced screws and loose mechanics. 4-49936 JR488 (250-400)

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299

COLT 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal .31 perc. Usual configuration, 5” oct bbl, one line New York address, brass trigger guard and backstrap containing 1-pc walnut grips. SN 215563 CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. It has cleaned and artificially aged dark gray patina with pitting on the left side of bbl, 50% cylinder scene, traces of original silver on trigger guard and backstrap, refinished grips. Cracked cylinder pin. Most screws replaced. Strong dark bore, loose mechanics. 4-49607 JR484 (400-700)

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300

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .50. 21-1/2” part oct bbl. Made by Mass Arms Co. Two “JM” cartouches on the left side of the stock. SN 13311. CONDITION: 40% dull blue on bbl mixed with white pitting and surface rust. Casehardening on the action has faded to dark. Buttplate is lightly pitted with a brown patina. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches on the forearm. Action is good, bore is bright. 4-49736 FS74 (1,000-2,000)

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301

SHARPS MODEL 1853 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal .52. 21-1/2” round bbl. This is a late model 1853 carbine with the saddle ring bar running to the rear. No cartouche appears on the stock but sub-inspector initials appear on some parts. The rear bbl sight is marked “R.S.LAWRENCE”. The staff of the sight is graduated to 8 and rounded at the front end. SN 21872. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with scattered light pitting. Stock has been repaired below the sling ring bar, sanded lightly and varnished. Forearm screw and escutcheon are not entirely seated. Lever retainer spring is broken and the primer follower and spring are missing, otherwise mechanically fine. 4-49595 FS85 (2,000-3,000)

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302

GWYN & CAMPBELL CARBINE. Cal .52. 20” part oct bbl. Marked “GWYN & CAMPBELL” in an arc over “PATENT / 1862 / HAMILTON O” on the right side of the lockplate and “UNION / RIFLE” on the right side of the receiver. In addition to the serial number an issue or batch number “33” has been stamped on the bottom of bbl and frame. “S.A.” cartouche is stamped on the left side of the stock. SN 4134. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting at the rear of bbl, action and buttplate. Wood has been lightly cleaned and reoiled. Action is good. 4-49566 X15 (1,000-1,500)

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303

MERRILL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .52. 21-1/2” round bbl. Marked “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT. JULY. 1856.” on lock and operating lever. Lock is also marked “ATL.9.MAY 21-28-61”. SN 7434. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned but not polished with some minor pitting. Wood is fine with minor handling marks. Action is tight. 4-49817 FS59 (1,500-2,500)

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304

HALL FISHTAIL CARBINE. Cal .52 rifled bore. 21” round bbl. Dated 1840 on top of the breech block. NSN. CONDITION: Retains about 80% of the bright brown on bbl and receiver. Breech block shows light colors at the front, mostly gray elsewhere. Hammer has been broken and welded. Nipple is a replacement. Trigger guard, fishtail lever, sling ring bar and bbl bands have a mixture of rust and varnish. Ramrod is a replacement. 4-49753 FS107 (1,500-2,500)

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305

HALL MODEL 1842 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal .54 Rifle. 21” round bbl. Marked “U.S / S.NORTH / MIDLtn / CONN. / 1852” on top of the breech block, “STEEL” over the chamber. A faint cartouche is on the right side of the stock to the rear of the action. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light pitting mixed with brown on the action. The stock has many dents and gouges. There is a small replaced chip at the rear of the action. All surfaces have been varnished. Action is fine. 4-49733 FS142 (1,250-2,500)

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306

REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE. Cal .58. 33” round bbl. Dated 1863 on lock and bbl. Spare nipple remains in the patchbox. NSN. CONDITION: 95% thinning blue on bbl, 80% thinning casehardening colors on the lock and hammer. Wood is fine with crisp “HDJ” and “BH” cartouches. There is one scratch on the left side of the butt and some minor dents and scratches elsewhere. Action is fine. 4-49723 SF73 (2,500-3,500)

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307

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE. Cal .58. 33” round bbl dated 1861 on the tail of the lockplate and top of bbl. There are also two 8’s on top of bbl. No cartouches visible. The nipple remains in the patchbox. NSN. CONDITION: Very clean bright metal does not appear to have been polished. Stock is stamped “G.P.” just behind the lockplate. This marking is reasonably sharp but under a wax covering. Action is fine. 4-49730 FS38 (2,500-4,000)

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308

RARE MERRILL ARMY RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal .54. 33” round bbl marked “J.H. MERRILL BALTO. / PAT.JULY.1858.” on lockplate and operating lever. Lockplate also has a second line “APL.9.MAY21-28-61”. There is a sharp “LB” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The 19-5/8” Yataghan blade bayonet is unmarked except for serial number 8623. It is in a leather scabbard with brass fittings. SN 8165. CONDITION: Fine with over half of the brown finish on bbl. The casehardening colors on the lock and action have mostly turned gray or dark with some scattered light surface rust. The brass has a mellow patina except for the patchbox which has been lightly cleaned and is beginning to tone. The edges of the wood are sharp but there are a few dents and scratches to the rear of the lockplate. Action is fine. The blade of the bayonet has been cleaned but some spots of light pitting remain. Scabbard is good but the frog is torn and poorly repaired. 4-50022 FS18 (3,500-5,500)

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309

WHITNEY MODEL 1861 PLYMOUTH RIFLE. Cal .69. 33” part oct bbl. Dated 1864 on the lockplate and bbl. SN 7602. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to bright with vise marks on bbl and denting on the tang. Wood has been repaired with breaks on both sides at the front of the lock and cracks at the rear lockplate screw. There is some plastic wood fill. Stock has been sanded and refinished but “FCW” cartouche is still visible. Lock is fine. 4-49656 FS111 (1,000-2,000)

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310

ROBBINS & LAWRENCE MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE W/BAYONET. Cal .58. 33” round bbl. The bayonet lug and bbl are 9839, bayonet is 9899. Lockplate and bbl tang are both dated 1851, bayonet dated 1862. The spare nipple and worm are both in the patchbox. The “WAT” cartouche on the left side of the stock is readable, the other is visible but not readable. A third cartouche, unreadable, is in the center of the left cheek of the stock. An unknown marking “3BK” is on the left side of bbl flat. Rear sight with folding leafs marked 300 and 500. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light pitting and patches of surface rust, brass has mellow patina. Wood has numerous dents and scratches but is still solid. Bayonet metal is about the same as the rifle. Leather scabbard has a bend in the middle and some cracking and chipping but is still solid. 4-49790 FS48 (2,000-3,000)

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311

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Standard rifle with 32-5/8” round bbl, two bands with blade front sight and Buffington rear sight. It has stacking swivel and sling swivels with 2-pc trigger guard. It has case colored breech block and tang. The stock has a crisp “SWP” cartouche dated 1886. The smooth musket style buttplate is without a trap. Accompanied by a brown cloth sleeve. SN 339063. CONDITION: Crisp and new, appears unfired, retains virtually all its original arsenal finish to both metal and wood. The case colors to the breech block and tang are brilliant. Wood is crisp and clean and as new as one could want. Brilliant shiny bore. The sleeve is very worn. 4-49231 JR98 (2,000-3,000)

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312

SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. “SWP” cartouche dated 1887. The breech block is marked 1873. SN 242972. CONDITION: 97% bright blue on bbl and action, 75% on the lockplate and hammer with slightly fading casehardening colors breech block and tang. Wood is sharp with minor dents and scratches. Action is tight. Bore is bright. 4-49725 FS71 (750-1,500)

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313

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAP DOOR RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. Partially refinished. The receiver, bbl and rear sight have been reblued. Stock has been sanded and refinished. The other metal parts retain their original finish. SN unreadable due to refinish. CONDITION: Retains most of the blue both original and refinish. Casehardening on the breech block is brilliant. Wood has minor marks. 4-49215 FS24 (550-1,000)

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314

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 RAMROD BAYONET RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. “SWP” cartouche dated 1891 on the left side of the stock. Late 1-pc trigger guard. SN 511100. CONDITION: Blue brown patina on exterior surfaces. Wood has normal dents and scratches but the cartouche is sharp. Action and bore are fine. 4-49582 FS102 (500-1,000)

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315

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal .45-70. 32-5/8” round bbl. SN 264120. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall, heavier on the buttplate. Stock has been lightly sanded and the cartouche is only partially readable. Action is fine. Bore is pitted. 4-49924 S65 (350-600)

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316

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 CARBINE. Cal .45-70. 22” round bbl. The “SWP” cartouche is dated 1886. The low arch breech block is dated 1873, and it still retains its ski jump rear sight. SN 188516*. CONDITION: Retains about 90% of the refinish blue, thinning at the breech. Stock has been lightly sanded and refinished. There is a small crack at the rear lockplate screw. Action is fine, bore is bright. 4-49749 FS143 (600-1,200)

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317

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal 45-70. 22” round bbl. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1882. The low arch breech block is dated 1873 but it has all of the 1884 alterations. The cleaning rod is under the trapdoor in the buttplate. SN 208892*. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light to moderate pitting. Wood has numerous dents and scratches and has a coat of varnish but does not appear to have been sanded. Action is fine, bore is lightly pitted. 4-49579 X31 (750-1,500)

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318

CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal .45-70. 22” round bbl. The stock has been sanded removing the cartouche. Retains original long grip stock, stepped rear sight and high arch breech block. Serial numbers below 40,000 are generally considered to be Custer era carbines but no issue records exist on the guns that went to the 7th Cavalry. SN 16766. CONDITION: Brown patina with light surface rust and pitting overall with some hints of blue in protected places. Stock has been heavily sanded. Action is fine. 4-50127 FS155 (4,500-7,000)

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319

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal .45-70. 22” round bbl. Contains the cleaning rod/headless shell extractor in the compartment under the buttplate. Standard features and markings. SN 125297. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with hints of blue. Wood has been lightly sanded and refinished with a small crack at the rear lockplate screw and another at the tail of the lock. 4-49879 FS37 (600-1,000)

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320

CASED ROBBINS & LAWRENCE PEPPERBOX PISTOL. Cal .32 Perc. Five shot 4-1/2” bbl cluster, with raised ribs, saw handle frame with 2-pc rosewood grips and ring trigger, built under Leonards patent. It has hinged bbls with engraved frame and breech end of bbls. It is accompanied by its original compartmented walnut, blue velvet lined case containing an original Robbins & Lawrence Co. small beveled edged bag flask, single cavity ball mold with screwdriver handles, a bbl and a wrench wiping rod. SN 1324. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains a fine a smooth chocolate brown patina with minor rust spotting near the muzzel and some deeper pitting on the front strap and butt. Grips are extremely fine retaining most of their original finish. Good mechanics. Case is very fine with a crack in the bottom and minor scratches on the lid. The lining has a faded spot from the gun, otherwise is dark and clean. Mold and flask are fine. 4-49844 JR452 (400-700)

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321

ALLEN & THURBER PEPPERBOX. Cal .31. 4” ribbed bbls. Marked “ALLEN & THURBER / WORCHESTER / PATENTED / 1837 / CAST-STEEL” on adjacent ribs of bbl. Ivory grips. SN B11. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall with considerable wear on bbls. Grips have minor cracks at the screw. Mechanically fine. 4-49908 FS226 (400-600)

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322

ALLEN & THURBER DRAGOON PEPPERBOX. Cal .36. 5-3/4” ribbed bbls. Standard Worcester markings on bbl ribs. SN 163. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with minor pitting. Grips are fine. Action is stiff but operating. 4-49909 FS233 (400-800)

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323

ALLEN & THURBER BAR HAMMER PEPPERBOX. Cal. 32 Perc. Pocket size with 2-1/2”, 5 shot bbl cluster with fixed nipple shield and lightly engraved frame, bag shaped grip with 2-pc walnut grips. The left side of the hammer is marked Allen’s patent 1845. SN 141. CONDITION: Good, no original finish remains on the metal, being mostly a medium to dark brown patina. There are two spots of vice marks on bbl. Grips are sound and retain 80% original varnish. Good mechanics. 4-49299 JR297 (300-500)

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324

CASED BACON & CO. UNDER HAMMER PISTOL. Cal .32. 5” part oct bbl. The case is modern. SN 15. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall. Grips are battered. Case shows no use. 4-49831 FS239 (250-400)

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325

JOHNSON MODEL 1842 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-1/2” round bbl. Dated 1855 on the lock and bbl tang. Standard “I.N.JOHNSON” marking on the lockplate. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light to moderate pitting. Wood has been sanded and varnished. Action is good. 4-49792 FS232 (500-800)

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326

AMES MODEL 1842 BOXLOCK NAVAL PISTOL. Cal .52. 6” round bbl. Dated 1844 under “USN” on lock and bbl. The cartouche on the stock is not readable. Bbl has been bored out. The front sight and bbl band are replacements. NSN. CONDITION: Bbl has been heavily cleaned and reground. Moderate pitting remains on the lockplate, hammer and rear of bbl. Stock has been repaired in several places, sanded and refinished. Wood is missing behind bbl band. Lock is good. 4-49882 FS196 (300-500)

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327

DERINGER WITH WESTERN MARKINGS. Cal .38. 2” bbl. Marked “DERINGER / PHILDELa” on lockplate and breech plug, “MADE FOR A. J. Plate / SAN FRANCISCO”. Number 7 on the tail of the trigger guard. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina on bbl, blue gray on lock and hammer. Wood shows wear but is still solid. Mechanically fine. 4-49306 FS215 (1,000-2,000)

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328

DERINGER PISTOL WITH WESTERN AGENT MARKING. Cal .41. 3” bbl. Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELa” on the breech plug and lockplate. The mark on the lockplate has been struck twice is almost illegible. Also marked “C . CURRY / SAN FRANCo CALa / AG…” on top of bbl. There is an under rib on the protruding part of bbl but the stock was not made for a ramrod. The capbox in the butt contains a number of percussion caps. NSN. CONDITION: Rust brown patina with light pitting overall, moderately heavy on bbl obscuring some of the marking. Wood is good with minor dents and scratches and a couple of minor cracks. Lock is fine. 4-49301 FS193 (1,000-1,500)

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329

BRUFF DERRINGER. Cal 41. 2-1/4” bbl. Marked “R.P.BRUFF” in an arc above “N.Y.” and “CAST STEEL” on top of bbl. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate to heavy pitting on bbl, lighter on the lockplate. 70% varnish on the wood worn on the high spots and flaked elsewhere. There is a small chip missing on each side of the butt trim. Mechanically good. 4-49945 FS192 (400-600)

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330

RARE NATCHEZ GROUPING. 1) S. O’Dell deringer, cal .40, 2-1/2” bbl marked “S.O- DELL” on top of bbl and “DERINGE” on top of the breech plug. Lockplate is unmarked. Made by Slotter in Philadelphia. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light pitting and vise marks at the rear of bbl. Wood has numerous repairs in the unmarked lock area and lock does not fit quite right. 2) Small knife with 6-1/4” clip point blade is marked faintly on the left side “Goodell’s / STAR * / HUNTER / PAT. OCT. 6 / 1868”. The blade is fastened to a 4” rosewood handle with a lead fitting with acorn on each side. There are also lead stars on both sides. No scabbard. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting on the blade. The handle has several small scratches, one chip missing at the front. 3) One gallon potter jug with blue underglaze marking “A. P. SIMMS / FINE WHISKEYS / NATCHEZ, MISS.” CONDITION: Very good to fine with some roughness on the bottom and two small chips at the mouth. 4-50135 FS175 (3,000-4,000)

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330A.

PAIR OF TINY ENGLISH SCREW BARREL PISTOLS. Cal .32 Perc. Fine early English percussion pistols with 1-1/2” tapered rifled bbls with cannon muzzles and decorative turnings. They are 5-1/2” overall length with 1” tapered oct breeches and bag shaped engraved silver grips. The tiny receivers, top straps and bottom straps are iron with the side of the receiver, top strap and top three flats of bbls lightly engraved. The grips are very nicely engraved with widely spaced foliate arabesque patterns and a series of engraved circles up the backstrap terminating in a demonic face at the back of the top tang. The bottom right flat of the breech is engraved in script “London”. The frames have internal sliding hammer safeties. This brace of tiny pistols is accompanied by their original L-shaped turned bbl wrench. CONDITION: Very fine. The iron is a light silver metal color with fine pitting near the nipples on one pistol and heavier on the other. One hammer screw is battered and neither safety functions properly. The grips are very fine with a small dent in one, otherwise they show light wear and handling. The bores are strong and dark. Mechanics are fine except for the safeties. 4-49139 JR456 (3,250-4,250)

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331

RIGBY ALL METAL PISTOL. Cal .30. 2-3/16” round bbl. The engraved frame is marked “Wm & Jn. Rigby” on the left side and “Dublin” on the other. There is a key in the butt for removing bbl of the other half of what was once a pair. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with light pitting on bbl. Action is fine. 4-49940 FS222 (700-1,100)

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332

THOMAS JONES BOXLOCK PISTOL. Cal .32. 1-3/8” round bbl marked “THOs JONES” on the left side of the frame, “WREXHAM” on the right, Birmingham proof marks on the bottom of the chamber. This was part of a set and bbl and chamber both carry the No. 4. The silver thumplate is engraved with the stag head. NSN. CONDITION: Blue brown patina overall. Slight dents and scratches in the wood. Mechanically needs work. 4-49939 FS190 (200-300)

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333

ALLEN BAR HAMMER PISTOL. Cal .31. 2” part oct bbl. Marked only “ALLENS PATENT” on the left side of the hammer. SN 26. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall. Part of the hammer nose is broken. Most of the finish is missing from the grips but they have only modest wear. Mechanically good. 4-49298 FS188 (250-500)

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333A.

RARE ORIGINAL ELGIN CUTLASS PISTOL. Cal .54. 5” oct bbl. 11-7/8” blade made in 1-pc with the trigger guard and knuckelbow. Marked “ELGINs / PATENT” and “CBA / PM / 1837” on top of bbl. “C. B. ALLEN / SPRINGFIELD / MASS.” on the left side of the frame. The serial number appears on the left rear side of bbl and the adjacent side of the frame and on the blade directly below. The shape of the grip is slightly heavier than normally found on these pistols with a small radius to raise the sides approximately an 1/8” above the plane of the receiver. SN 36. CONDITION: Light gray patina with very even pin point pitting. When the consignor purchased this pistol it was crusted all over with a rust. He had it cleaned with an acid solution to the dissolve the rust, giving it the gray patina it currently has. Wood appears to be unused. Action is crisp. 4-49257 (6,500-10,000)

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334

CASED MASS. ARMS HAND TURNED REVOLVER. Cal .28. 2-1/2” oct bbl. Standard “MASS. ARMS CO / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the top strap and “MAYNARD’S PATENT SEP. 22. 1845.” in a circle around the primer door handle. In an original Mass Arms case with flask, bullet mold, key, cleaning rod and bullet seater. The cleaning rod is incorrect. SN 94 on the top strap, 27 on the frame and 927 on the primer mechanism. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with light pitting around the nipple and cylinder. The spring and screw of the powder flask is rusty. Brass tools are lightly dented. The key does not work the lock. The exterior of the case has been sanded and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-49911 FS240 (800-1,200)

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335

FINE CASED PAIR FRENCH TARGET PISTOLS. Cal .50. 10-1/8” oct damascus bbls. Marked “J. PECANTIN A ORLEANS” on each lock. In a fine walnut case with silver shield on top. The interior is lined with green velvet and has fitted recesses for the pistols, cleaning rod, ramrod, bullet mold, powder flask, glass oil bottle, a tin containing greased patches, cap box, mallet and combination screwdriver and nipple wrench. The last three and the rods are all done in a light wood. There is also a covered compartment for the key and balls. NSN. CONDITION: Fine plus with bright metal overall. Stocks appear to have been revarnished. There are small cracks at the lockplate screw. The case has minor dents on the top, lining is clean and bright. Mallet head and screwdriver handle have several cracks. Bullet mold has been polished. The silver top on the oil bottle is not marked. Powder flask retains all most all of its varnish. 4-49823 FS171 (2,500-4,000)

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336

PAIR OF PEACOCK PERCUSSION SINGLE SHOT PISTOLS. Cal .44. 10-1/8” oct bbls. Marked “PEACOCK” on both lockplates and “Duke St Grosvenor Sqr LONDON” on each bbl. There are two platinum bands on the rear of the breech plugs and well as platinum blowout plugs. The ramrods have ball screws under the iron tip and threads for some unknown attachment at the rear. They are equipped with safeties and single set triggers. The forearm tip, bbl key, escutcheons and lock screw escutcheons are silver. SN 388. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall with even light pitting. The damascus pattern on bbls is visible but does not show any finish. Wood has numerous small dents and scratches and one pistol is missing a narrow splinter the full length of the right forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-49282 FS225 (2,000-2,500)

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336A.

CASED PAIR FRENCH TARGET PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. .66 multi-rifle bores, 8-7/8” oct. Damascus bbls. One lock is marked “Trouilleux”, the other is marked “A St Etienne”. In a light oak case lined with red chamois and containing: one loading and one cleaning rod; one mallet with separate handle; one screw top cap box; a screw driver handle, all in a matching white wood; a fancy bullet mold; a blade for the screw driver handle; and a “BOCHE Bte A PARIS” flask. Two keys are present including one large door key that actually works the lock. A covered compartment at the front of the case is empty. CONDITION: Case-hardening on the locks and breech plugs is bright, that on the hammer is slightly dull. Damascus pattern is bright. Wood stocks retain most of their original varnish with slight loss around the base. Case is slightly battered on the outside, with one crack across the lid and missing the key escutcheon on the front of the case. Case also has two cracks across the bottom, making it un-firm. Interior is dirty and faded. Accessories are fine with bright case-hardening on the bullet mold and brown on the flask. 4-47524 (3,000-5,000)

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337

FINE SAVAGE MODEL 1861 CONTRACT RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 48” part oct bbl. Sharp “DWT” cartouche on the left side of the stock. NSN. CONDITION: Fine plus with bright original metal, sharp edges on the wood with minor dents and scratches. Possibly the finest Savage Civil War musket known. 4-49811 FS55 (2,500-4,500)

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338

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl dated 1859 on the lockplate and bbl. The cartouches on the left side of the stock are visible but not readable under the coat of varnish that has been applied. The nipple remains in the patchbox. NSN. CONDITION: Very light pitting on bbl, lock and bbl bands. Trigger guard and buttplate are covered with light surface rust. Wood has some dents and scratches under the coating of varnish. Lock is good and contains a roll of Maynard primers. 4-49732 FS40 (800-1,500)

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339

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET. Cal .69. 42” round bbl. Dated 1855 on the tail of the lockplate and 1854 on the tang of the breech plug. The outline of the cartouche is visible but not letters are showing. NSN. CONDITION: Metal except lockplate has been cleaned to bright with some light pitting remaining at the breech and on the buttplate and trigger guard. Wood has been cleaned but not sanded and numerous small dents and scratches remain. Mechanically good. 4-49783 FS46 (1,000-1,500)

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340

BRIDESBURG MODEL 1864 MUSKET. .58 cal. w/ 40” part oct bbl. No cartouche. Lockplate is dated 1865, bbl is dated 1864. CONDITION: The metal has been cleaned to white, the stock has been broken, repaired, heavily sanded, and refinished. Lock is functional. 4-49662 FS135 (700-1,100)

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341

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1860 on the lock and bbl. Issue marks “A / 26” is stamped at the rear of bbl tang and ”77” is on the left side of the stock just below the “JS” cartouche. NSN. CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned except at breech where heavier cleaning was required to remove some of the vise marks. There is still some moderate pitting at the bolster. Wood has light handling marks with a few dents and scratches. Action is good. 4-49777 FS68 (1,000-2,000)

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342

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal .50-70. 22” round bbl. Refinished during conversion with markings on bbl and receiver removed. The stock, buttplate and forearm are recent replacements with a filled swivel position on the bottom of the stock. SN C,3649. CONDITION: All metal lightly pitted except buttplate which is near new. Inspector marks on the wood are sharp, but the wood is slightly oversized and the sling ring is held in place by the bar. Action is good. 4-49927 FS66 (1,500-2,500)

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343

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .52. 21-5/8” part oct bbl. Made by Mass Arms Co. Strong “AGN” and “JM” cartouches on the left side of the stock. SN 18827. CONDITION: Very good with 50% blue on bbl and strong traces of casehardening on the receiver mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Bbl band has been reblued, trigger guard and buttplate are covered with light surface rust. Wood is fine. Bore is bright but the rifling is very shallow. 4-49803 X12 (1,500-2,500)

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344

IDENTIFIED STARR CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .54. 21” round bbl. Standard markings on bbl and lock. A brass tag attached to the saddle ring states that this gun was issued to Henry Tilley of Company K 3rd Arkansas Cavalry, a Northern Unit. The returns from the 3rd Arkansas Cavalry dated may 29, 1865 show that this was one of four Starr carbines in the regiment. It was issued to Henry Hilley. The other 20 carbines in the regiment were probably also Starrs but they were not identified except by serial numbers. SN10282. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with spots of surface rust and light to moderate pitting. Wood has normal handling marks. Action is good, bore lightly pitted. 4-49567 FS112 (2,000-3,000)

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MERRILL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .52. 22” round bbl. There are two spare nipples in the patchbox. SN 6859. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall with moderate pitting and severe dents at the rear of bbl. Wood is slightly oil soaked but still solid with minor handling marks. Action is good. 4-49754 FS118 (1,500-2,500)

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JOSLYN MODEL 1864 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .50. 22” round bbl marked “JOSLYN FIRE ARMS Co. / STONINGTON CONN / 1864” on the lockplate. Matching numbers. SN 14694. CONDITION: 85% blue on bbl. Faint traces of casehardening on the lock and action mostly gray brown patina. Wood has been cleaned and waxed. Action is good. 4-49881 FS36 (1,000-2,000)

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MAYNARD CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .50. 20” part oct bbl. Standard markings on both sides of the frame. “AJN” and “JM” cartouches on the left side of the stock. SN 14541. CONDITION: 90% thinning blue on bbl, casehardening colors good except right side of frame which is a streaky brown. Buttplate is a gray brown patina. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches. Action is fine, bore is bright. 4-49573 FS94 (2,000-2,500)

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CASED COLT TEXAS PATERSON REVOLVER. Cal .41. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “Patent Arms M’g Co. Paterson,N.J.-Colt’s Pt.” with appropriate lines and asterisks on top of bbl. Bbl is rifled with 11 round bottom grooves right hand twist. The serial number appears on the back of bbl, back of the cylinder, hammer, rotating ring, backstrap and grips. The wedge has no number. The rest of the mechanism has not been disassembled to check for internal part numbers. The case is modern and contains a replica powder flask, combination screwdriver bullet seater, cleaning rod, cap tin and bullet mold. The screwdriver is period but not Colt. The capper is marked “J. JOHNSON & SON” in an arc over “PATERSON N.J.”. There are two turned wood boxes, one empty and one containing a set of replica screws from Dixie Gun Works. SN674. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with very light pitting and some rust stains. Cylinder has some battering on the rear and one area of moderate pitting where the gun sat in the same position for a number of years. Cylinder scene is visible but getting a little thin. Screws are mostly all buggered. Grips have minor chips at the right toe and top left. Action is sticky, probably due to the worn screws. Case and new accessories are fine. Cap box has some light corrosion and a small solder repair at the mouth. 4-49824 FS286 (25,000-40,000)

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CASED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Great 1st model with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. The left side of the frame has a tiny “U.S.” below “Colt’s Patent”. It is accompanied by a fine original walnut-compartmented case, lined with red velvet. It contains a Colt’s Patent copper and brass flask with double sided trophy of arms over crossed rifles and crossed revolvers with a ribbon bearing the inscription “Colt’s Patent”. It has triangle hangers and a 35-grain spring-loaded nozzle, with a copper filler cap marked “Colt’s Patent”. The case also contains a brass and iron two cavity mold for conical and round ball with “Colt’s Patent” marked sprue cutter. It has a sealed tin of Hick’s Caps and several conical and round lead bullets in another compartment. SN 3348. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including the wedge. Overall, it retains a smooth silver-gray patina with scattered surface discoloration and retains strong blue around the wedge screw. The wedge, when exposed, retains strong bright niter blue. The frame and hammer have crisp edges with some evidence of old cleaning and a trace of silvered colors around the recoil shield. The cylinder is a silver-gray patina and retains 75-80% of the Ranger & Indian fight scene. The original safety pin is mostly intact. The grip frame and trigger guard retain traces of original silver plating, being overall a smooth, light mustard patina. Grips are outstanding, sharp and clean with only minor handling and use marks and retain 92-93% strong bright varnish. One or two screws are slightly battered. The bore is bright and shiny with one or two scattered spots of light pitting. The case has a couple of hairlines in the lid, otherwise is sound with the lining slightly faded with wear impressions from the revolver. The exterior has been refinished. 4-49486 JR357 (15,000-25,000)

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EARLY COLT 1ST CONTRACT DRAGOON REVOLVER AKA FLUCK MODEL. Cal. 44 Perc. Rare revolver with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight with bbl address reading from cylinder to muzzle. It has small “P” proofs visible on all the original parts. It has the square back brass trigger guard. The bottom of the butt has the scratched initials “WGL”. The trigger slot has a rounded front edge like the Walker. The “Colt’s Patent” and “U.S.” markings are centered on the left side of the frame and the serial numbers are very tiny. SN 2258. CONDITION: Good, all matching except the wedge and operating handle which are unnumbered. The wedge, however, has the proper “P” proof, as does the operating handle. No original finish remains, being a very dark brown patina overall with crusted rust and pitting on bbl with bbl lug mostly smooth patina. The operating handle bbl hinge is broken and missing a small piece. The frame retains 60-70% silvered case hardening with light patina and fine pitting. The cylinder is a smooth brown patina with some light pitting around the front edge. Retains 20-25% visible Indian fight scene. The trigger guard and backstrap are a medium mustard patina. Grips have a hairline on the left side at the frame and a re-glued chip at the left toe. The right toe is missing a chip and another small chip at the frame. There is the outline of a cartouche on the left side, but heavy wear has obscured the one on the right side. It has a strong bore with some shine, dark with pitting. 4-49485 (14,000-22,000)

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EARLY COLT 1ST CONTRACT DRAGOON REVOLVER AKA FLUCK MODEL. Cal. 44 Perc. revolver with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight with bbl address reading from cylinder to muzzle. It has small “P” proofs visible on all the original parts. It has the square back brass trigger guard. The trigger slot has a rounded front edge like the Walker. The “COLT’S PATENT” and “U.S.” markings are centered on the left side of the frame and the serial numbers are very tiny. SN 2254. CONDITION: Very good. Retains most of an old reblue to bbl, cylinder and frame. The cylinder retains 30-40% faint Indian fight scene. The rammer and operating handle are old replacements. The trigger guard and backstrap were cleaned a long time ago and now retain a fine light to medium mustard patina. Grips are sound with chipped toes, a bruise on the right side and an old gouge on the left side and retain most of an old refinish. The bore is bright and shiny with scattered light pitting. 4-49484 (10,000-17,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips and a tiny “U.S.” below Colt’s Patent on left side of frame. SN 3417. CONDITION: About very good, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. No original finish remains, having an overall even medium brown patina. The left side of bbl has several old cut marks. The cylinder retains 20-25% scene and the trigger guard about 25% thin original silverplate with the balance of the grip frame a light mustard patina. The left side of the frame, just below the frame screws has a small series of pits. Grips are sound and show moderate to heavy wear with no visible markings. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-49137 JR271 (11,000-12,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Beautiful Dragoon with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight with brass square-back trigger guard and backstrap and 1-pc walnut grips with fine strong cartouches. There is a small “U.S.” below “COLT’S PATENT” on the frame “JH” cartouche on the left side of the grip and “W.A.T.” on the right and tiny inspector’s initials on the various parts. SN 10071. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 85-90% strong bright original blue with scattered chemical or blood spotting on the left side mixed with light patina and fine pitting. The operating handle retains 60-70% strong bright colors, fading on the left side and on the round area. The rammer is a silver metal color. The frame retains 50-60% case colors, mostly on the left side with the right side having colors in the sheltered areas only, the balance turned silver and some chemical spotting on the left side with scattered light pitting. The cylinder retains about 80% thin original blue with one area of light pitting and about 95% of its crisp Indian fight scene. The 6 safety pins are nearly intact. The trigger guard and backstrap are a light mellow mustard color. The trigger retains about 90% niter blue and the screws retain most of their blue. Grips are crisp with good legible cartouches on both sides and retain most of their original finish. Brilliant shiny bore. A rare Colt in outstanding condition. 4-49489 (20,000-30,000)

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SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MASS MILITIA 2ND MODEL DRAGOON. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight, brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips which have the outline of a cartouche on both sides. There is a large “MS” stamped just in front of the trigger guard. There is a tiny “U.S.” below the Colt’s Patent on the frame and the various parts have tiny inspectors’ initials. There is an “X” carved into the left grip through the cartouche and “BOXL” carved on the bottom of the left grip. SN 10459. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas, being mostly a smooth light silver-brown patina with some very fine scattered light pitting. The frame is mostly a cleaned smooth silvered patina. The cylinder retains about 30% thin original blue with the balance a silver-brown patina and a few spots of scattered very fine pitting. Retains about 80% of the original Indian fight scene and all 6 safety pins are present. The trigger guard and backstrap are a medium mustard patina. Grips show moderate wear with handling and use marks and the still-visible outlines of the cartouches. There is a hairline crack in the right grip near the frame. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-49487 (13,000-22,000)

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COLT MASSACHUSETTS MARKED MARTIAL 2ND MODEL DRAGOON. Cal. 44 Perc. Scarce Mass militia martial dragoon with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight, 1-line address, small “U.S.” under the Colt’s patent under the frame and the outline of cartouches on each side of the 1-pc walnut grips. It has small inspector marks on various parts and a large “MS” just in front of the trigger guard. SN 10247. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching including the wedge. No original finish remains, being a light silver patina over all the iron surfaces. The trigger guard and backstrap are a light mustard patina, having been cleaned a long time ago. The cylinder retains 50-60% of its original scene with all six pins mostly intact. Grips are sound and fine with the partially legible cartouche visible on the left side and mostly legible cartouche on the right side. The bore is strong with good shine and moderate pitting. 4-49135 (17,500-22,500)

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SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT NEW HAMPSHIRE 2ND MODEL DRAGOON. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight, brass trigger guard and backstrap containing 1-pc walnut grips with a fine legible cartouche on each side. The left side of bbl is very nicely stamped “New Hampshire” in small lettering. There is a tiny “U.S.” below the Colt’s Patent on the frame and tiny inspectors’ initials on the various parts, including the left grip. SN 10712. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains a smooth, even medium brown patina, as does the rammer and lever. The frame retains a fine, smooth silver-gray patina with some fine pitting on the hammer nose. The cylinder is an even silver-brown patina with fine pitting around the front edge. Retains 60-70% original Indian fight scene. The trigger guard and backstrap are a medium mustard patina. Grips are extremely fine, showing light wear with 2 or 3 dings, minutely chipped toes with good “JCB” cartouche on the left side and “WAT” cartouche on the right side. It has a strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-49488 (15,000-25,000)

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RARE “C.L. DRAGOONS” COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight and two-leaf bbl sight dovetailed into the top flat. The left top flat is marked “C.L. Dragoons” for Crocheron Light Dragoons, an Alabama militia unit which later served the CSA under Capt. Halloway. It has the 4-screw frame with cut for shoulder stock with a notch in the butt. It has brass trigger guard and iron backstrap. There is a tiny “U.S.” below the Colt’s Patent on the frame and there are tiny inspector’s initials on the various parts. Several screws have been replaced, the hammer screw incorrectly. SN 17235. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. The iron retains an even dark brown patina overall with some crusty rust around the front sight and with light to moderate pitting on bbl lug. The right side of the frame and hammer nose are pitted. The trigger guard is a medium mustard patina and the backstrap a silver-brown patina. Grips are sound, showing moderate to heavy wear with an old divot from the right side. The cylinder has scattered to moderate pitting with several dings and hammer marks and retains traces of the original Indian fight scene. All 6 of the safety pins are prominent but peened over. The bore is strong and dark. 4-49490 (15,000-25,000)

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CASED INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED VERY EARLY COLT MODEL 1851 REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. First type revolver with 7-1/2” oct bbl that has the wedge over the screw. It has small square-back brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. Engraved in the early-style foliate arabesque patterns, it is identified on pg. 40 in Vol. 1 of the Colt Engraving book by R.L. Wilson and is one of the earliest engraved ’51 Navy’s known. It has an inscription on the left bbl flat near the muzzle “John Smiley Watson” that does not appear to have been done by the same hand that did the engraving. Accompanied by an original Colt walnut, compartmented casing that contains the revolver, an unopened package of skin cartridges, and “L” shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver and a tin of early Eley caps. The case is lined with brown velvet. SN 687. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except the wedge, which is an old replacement. The metal retains an overall smooth, very dark brown patina. The grip frame and trigger guard retain 40-50% original silver plating with the balance a dark mustard patina. Grips are sound and retain most of an old refinish. The cylinder retains 60-70% Naval battle scene. The bore is dark and pitted. The case is very fine with the exterior retaining most of its original finish with numerous small nicks and dings on the lid. The interior is moderately faded with front sight and hammer spur damage, bbl support block is loose and the front is missing the lock escutcheon. The skin cartridges are sealed, but have light damage in the lower left corner and is missing small portion of the label and has tape on the opposite end. The cap tin is fine. 4-49493 (22,500-32,500)

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CASED COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Extremely fine early Navy with 7-1/2” oct bbl, New York City with dashes marking. Silver plated small brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by an equally fine original Colt compartmented casing with green velvet lining. The case contains a Navy size flask with angle spout, double-sided with crossed pistols over stars and a spread-winged eagle holding crossed flags and an olive branch with a trophy of arms at the bottom. Also included is an iron Colt’s Patent two-cavity mold for conical and round bullets marked “36” on the side. In another compartment is a tin of Eley caps and the corner compartment contains five skin cartridges, 3 of which are broken. SN 27285. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 95-97% strong bright glossy blue with a flaked area near the muzzle, some minor sharp edge wear and a couple of small nicks and scratches. There is a spot of very fine pitting on the top flat. The rammer and lever retain most of their case hardening with the colors turned to silver. The frame retains 60-70% faded case colors with the balance turned silver and some light spots of discoloration. The hammer retains about 50% good colors, faded with the balance silver and with a few spots of pitting. The trigger guard and backstrap retain 96-98% strong original silver plating and the grips 97-99% bright original varnish with a couple of small bruises and a tiny scratch or two. The cylinder retains 60-70% blue mixed with flaked spots which have turned to a light patina and 98-99% of the Naval battle scene remains. Four of the 6 safety pins are intact with one partial and one peened over. The first couple inches of the bore are lightly pitted with the balance bright and shiny. The screws retain most of their original bright blue with the bottom grip screw and wedge screw showing screwdriver marks. The case interior is moderately faded with some wear and minor damage spots from the front sight and hammer spur. The flask retains about 80% of its original lacquer. The mold retains 25-30% original blue with good cavities. The exterior of the case is extremely fine with numerous fine light scratches and a bruise or two. An exceptional set. 4-49496 JR359 (22,500-32,500)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Fine Gustave Young engraved Navy in his #2 style and so marked on the left side of bbl lug. It has beautiful foliate arabesque patterns on bbl, the operating handle pivot, sides of the frame, trigger guard and backstrap. The engraving patterns are standard Young motifs but with the extra touch of 2 animals on the left side. Bbl lug has a hound’s head incorporated in the pattern and on the left side of the frame a bird’s head. The “COLT’S PATENT” is within his trademark vignette and the hammer nose has his trademark hound’s head on each side. All the engraving has fine punch-dot background and there is a fine border at the muzzle. This revolver has a 7-1/2” oct bbl, 1-line Hartford address with dashes, with iron trigger guard and backstrap and large oval trigger guard containing 1-pc ivory grips. SN 64851. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including the wedge, which is missing its spring. Bbl retains 75-80% bright original blue with edge and muzzle wear, thin on the left side with light rust spotting on the left flat. The operating handle retains 60-70% strong case colors turned silver on the round part and the rammer has gone silver. The entire frame retains 25-30% faded case colors on the side flats with the balance a dark silver patina. The hammer retains 30-40% faded case colors. The iron front and backstrap and trigger guard retains 30-35% silver plating with the balance turned silver. The cylinder is mostly a medium gray patina with some light rust spotting and 3 or 4 areas of vise marks. It retains 75-80% Naval battle scene. The grips have many age lines with the left side a dark streaky gold color and the right side quite a bit lighter. The bore is bright and shiny with scattered pitting. 4-49457 JR415 (16,000-18,000)

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SHARPS MODEL 1859 BERDAN RIFLE. Cal .52. 30” round bbl. Very faint inspector cartouche on the left side of the stock. Double set triggers. Standard marks on all metal pieces. “CHM” has been carved in the bottom of the forearm. SN 55036. CONDITION: Mixture of dried grease, dirt and rust on all metal. There are vise marks at the breech of bbl. Wood has normal handling marks with a short crack at the tail of the upper tang. Bore and action are fine. 4-49597 FS84 (5,000-8,000)

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RARE BERDAN SHARPS CIVIL WAR RIFLE. Cal .52. 30” round bbl. Double set triggers. The cartouche in the stock is visible but not readable. SN 56505. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with vise marks on bbl. There is a patch of rust on the right side of the buttplate. Wood has been cleaned but not sanded. Hammer screw is a replacement. Pellet primer feeder arm is frozen in place and the tip that rides in the hammer has been sheared off. 4-49653 FS30 (5,000-7,000)

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SPRINGFIELD/SPENCER CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal .50. 32-5/8” round bbl. This Model 1865 Spencer carbine action was converted to rifle configuration with the added Stabler cutoff at Springfield. The original Spencer inspector cartouche is not readable. SN 25379. CONDITION: Rust brown patina on bbl, light spotty pitting on the action. The replacement hammer and buttplate both show considerable casehardening color. Wood has many dents and scratches and has a wax coating. Action is fine. 4-49652 FS140 (2,000-3,000)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 RIFLE. Cal .52. 30” round bbl. The cartouches are not readable. SN C,35640. CONDITION: 65% thin blue turning brown on bbl, other metal parts are mostly gray with light to moderate pitting. Wood has been lightly sanded and varnished but no repairs are visible. Action is fine, bore has a ring about 8” in front of the chamber. 4-49654 FS141 (2,000-3,000)

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BALLARD MILITARY RIFLE. Cal .54. 30” round bbl. Marked “KENTUCKY.” on top of the receiver. The markings on the side of the receiver are mostly gone but it appears like it was made by Ball & Williams. The lever screw and the extractor head are replacements. The sling swivels are missing. The 2-pc breech block has two numbers 407 and 143 on the left side, none on the right. The block is designed for rimfire use only. SN 143/407. CONDITION: Gray brown patina mixed with light pitting overall and heavy pitting on the action and breech block. Buttstock has a 1/2” hole on the left side, probably where a compass was installed. There are numerous other dents and gouges on the wood. Action needs work. 4-49575 X24 (1,000-2,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE. Cal .54. 12” part oct bbl. Dated 1856 on the lockplate and 1855 on bbl. The butt cap has the number 14 and a matching number on the stock. There is an unreadable cartouche on the left side of the stock. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina on bbl and loading assembly mixed with light to moderate pitting, dark patina on the lock. Mellow patina on the brass fittings. Stock yoke has been filed around the edges and is somewhat battered. Wood has numerous dents and scratches. Mechanics are good. 4-49674 FS251 (2,500-3,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE. Cal .54. 12” part oct bbl. Dated 1856 on the lockplate and 1855 on bbl. The butt cap has the number 11; there is none on the stock metal. There is an unreadable cartouche on the left side of the stock. There is a roll of Maynard primers in the magazine well. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting and rust stains overall. Brass has a light patina with some pitting and signs of cleaning. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-49679 FS236 (2,000-3,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE. Cal .54. 12” part oct bbl. Dated 1855 on the lockplate and 1855 on bbl. The butt cap has the number 14; and 2 on the stock metal. There is no cartouche. NSN. CONDITION: Gray with light pitting overall. There is a crack through the lockplate with dents and gouges, some filled but the wood has not been sanded. Action is very good. 4-49692 FS254 (2,500-3,500)

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REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE. Cal .58. 33” round bbl. Dated 1863 on the lock and bbl. “HDJ” and “BH” cartouches on the left side of the stock. The spare nipple remains in the patchbox. NSN. CONDITION: Metal is near new. Wood has a number of scratches and dents on the left side. Lock is fine. 4-49617 FS93 (3,000-5,000)

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WHITNEY MODEL 1861 PLYMOUTH RIFLE. Cal .69. 34-1/4” part oct bbl. Dated 1863 on the lock and bbl. The cartouche on the left side of the stock is barely visible. SN 5741. CONDITION: all metal has been cleaned to white. Stock has been sanded. Lock is fine. 4-49574 X25 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE TRYON MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. .58 cal. w/ 33” round bbl. The cartouches on the left side of the stock are visible, but not readable. “N.J” is stamped on the left side of bbl. A museum or collection number has been painted on the triggerguard bow. The rear of the triggerguard plate is numbered 11. CONDITION: Bbl appears to be rebrowned over light pitting. Lock and hammer are not finished. The stock has been cleaned and varnished. There is a slight crack at the head of the patchbox. 4-49657 FS 138 (2,000-3,000)

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HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE. Cal .75. 33” part oct bbl. Dated 1858 on the tail of the lock and 1861 at rear of bbl. Bbl has been reamed smooth. Bbl bands, sling swivels, patchbox cover, several screws and ramrod are replacements. The rear sight has been removed and the screw in bbl has been plugged. The front sight is inside the patchbox. NSN. CONDITION: Wood is much better than the metal and is probably a reproduction. Bbl and lock are lightly pitted with some live rust. Mechanically good. 4-49598 FS26 (1,000-2,000)

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MAYNARD CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .50. 20” part oct bbl. Standard markings on both sides of the frame. “AJN” and “JM” cartouches on the left side of the stock. SN 19377. CONDITION: Fine plus, 90% bright blue on bbl and 80% bright colors on the action, fading to brown at the front of the action and on the tangs. Stock is sharp with minor marks at the top. It has a varnish coating. 4-49815 FS57 (2,000-3,000)

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ALTERED SPENCER CARBINE. Cal .50CF. 19-3/4” round bbl. The breech block has been altered to center fire and the Spencer patent cutoff device with a pivoting top has been added. SN 25311. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with traces of casehardening colors on the action and blue on replace screws. Receiver is cracked on the right side. Wood is generally good but there are three nail holes in the bottom of the forearm and some dents and scratches on the butt. The front sight is a welded replacement. Action is good. 4-49565 FS83 (1,000-2,000)

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SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal .50. 21-5/8” part oct bbl. Made by American Machine Works. ‘”JH” and “LTR” cartouches faint on the left side of the stock. Front sight replaced. SN 2434. CONDITION: Mostly blue gray patina with traces of original blue in protected places and on the latch. 20% casehardening colors on the frame. All surfaces with light to moderate pitting. Buttplate has been cleaned but some light pitting remains. Wood has normal dents and gouges. Several screws are replaced. Bore is bright. 4-49737 FS43 (1,250-1,750)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58 48” part oct bbl. Brass forearm tip. Faint “ESA” and “JS” inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock NSN. CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned to bright. Wood has been repaired, lightly sanded and refinished. There is no patchbox. Lock is fine. 4-49663 FS116 (1,500-2,500)

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REMINGTON CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal .69. 42” round bbl. Dated 1858 on tail of lock and bbl tang. Sharp “LS” cartouche on the left side of the stock and “N.J” ownership mark on the left side of bbl. “0” assembly mark at rear of bbl and behind the date on the tang. NSN. CONDITION: All metal has been cleaned bright. Wood is fine with sharp edges on the wood and a light wax coating overall. 4-49782 FS45 (450-900)

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FINE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1864 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1864 on the lock and bbl. “ESA” and “GK” cartouches on the left side of the stock. NSN. CONDITION: Brilliant casehardening colors on lock and hammer. Generally bright white on other metal parts with slight signs of cleaning at the rear of bbl and heel of the buttplate. Wood has sharp edges and only minor marks. Lock is fine. 4-49644 FS123 (3,000-4,000)

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S.N.& W.T.C. CONTRACT MODEL 1864 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1864 on lock and bbl. Faint “GKC” inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock. Issue markings “c / 33 / 84” are stamped on top of the buttplate. Standard 3-line marking on the lock in front of the eagle. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting and small patches of rust and heavier pitting. Wood has some scorch marks near the buttplate and on top of the wrist but otherwise has normal handling marks. Lock is fine. 4-49629 FS105 (750-1,500)

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SCARCE SAVAGE MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl. “N.J” cartouche on the left side of the stock below the same marking on bbl. Dated 1863 on lock and bbl. NSN. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to bright with some light pitting remaining except the buttplate which has a rust brown patina and an issue mark “E / 35”. Wood has many dents and gouges and has been lightly cleaned and waxed. Lock is fine. 4-49588 FS121 (1,000-1,500)

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HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1858 on lock and bbl. “JAS” inspector cartouche is sharp despite being in a sanded area. NSN. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned but moderate pitting remains on the lockplate, buttplate and bbl bands. Ramrod is a replacement. Stock has been repaired, sanded and refinished. Lock is fine. 4-49747 FS80 (1,000-1,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET. Cal .69. 42” round bbl. Dated 1850 on the tail of the lockplate and 1845 on the tang of the breech plug. The ramrod is a replacement. There are vise marks at the rear of bbl. NSN. CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned but dents and light pitting remain. Wood has also been cleaned and waxed. Lock is good. 4-49801 FS50 (700-1,100)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, German silver front sight with brass trigger guard and backstrap containing 1-pc walnut grips with fine, legible cartouches on each side. There is a tiny “U.S.” below the Colt’s Patent on the frame and it has tiny inspector’s initials on the various parts. SN 13605. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 60-70% original blue, mostly on the lug. There are strong traces of blue on the bottom of bbl but the top has been cleaned and is mostly gray with light pitting. The muzzle is worn at the top. However, on the lug the sides are bright. The operating handle and pivot retain most of their strong original case colors. The rammer has turned silver. The frame retains most of its original case colors, somewhat faded, but there. The hammer retains 85-90% case colors on the left side and back edge with the right side being mostly faded to silver. The trigger guard and backstrap are a mellow mustard yellow patina. Grips are crisp with minutely worn edges, and minor handling marks with a hairline on each side at the frame. The cartouches are legible with “JH” in an oval on the left grip and a “WAT” in a rectangle on the right grip. The grip retains most of its original oil finish. Brilliant shiny bore with 2 or 3 small spots of pitting. 4-49491 (20,000-30,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER WITH MATCHING SHOULDER STOCK. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, half-moon German silver front sight, two-leaf rear sight, and the 4-screw frame with flat head hammer screw. There is a tiny “U.S.” below Colt’s Patent and the various parts have small inspectors’ initials. It has a brass trigger guard and iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips with the outline a cartouche on each side. It is accompanied by an original 3rd type Dragoon stock with iron furniture and a lanyard ring in the lower tang, serial #’s 17039 and 17040 and has a visible cartouche on both sides. SN 17039. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cylinder retain no original finish with bbl being a smooth silver-gray patina with scattered light surface pitting and a worn muzzle edge. The operating handle and rammer are silver colored, which the pivot retaining about 75% slightly faded case colors. The frame retains traces of case colors, with the balance a silver-gray patina. The cylinder is cleaned to bright with some moderate to deep pitting. Retains 40-50% Indian fight scene and all 6 of its safety pins are intact. The trigger guard is a light mustard patina and the backstrap cleaned to bright. Grips are very fine with the aforementioned visible cartouches and flat spots at the frame from the shoulder stock. Strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. The stock iron is overall a silver-gray patina with light pitting on the lower tang. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish with the cartouches still visible. 4-49492 (16,000-22,000)

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COLT HARTFORD ENGLISH DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Great 3rd Model Dragoon, one of only about 750 made, with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, originally blue and case colored with silver-plated round trigger guard and grip frame and varnished 1-pc walnut grips. It has British proofs on the breech end of the cylinder between each nipple and on the left side of bbl lug. SN 244. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Traces of original finish remain around the wedge with good strong colors on the rammer pivot, the balance is a mottled silver/brown patina. The trigger guard and backstrap retain traces of silver plating otherwise they are a light mustard patina. The cylinder retains 60-70% thin scene and the grips about 60% original strong varnish. The bore is strong and bright with scattered pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-49142 (11,000-13,000)

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COLT SECOND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal .44. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. All matching numbers including the wedge. The wedge spring and screw are replacements. There is “U.S” on the left side of the frame under the Colt’s patent marks. There are no other inspector marks or cartouches. SN 9054. CONDITION: Brown patina with light to moderate pitting on the iron parts. The cylinder scene is entirely missing. All of the pins on the rear of the cylinder have been mashed flat. At least two of the nipples have been replaced. Grips show heavy wear at the base and are slightly undersized. Action is good. 4-49200 FS163 (5,000-8,000)

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COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Early 3rd Model with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, dovetail front sight with brass trigger guard and backstrap and 1-pc walnut grips. It has small inspector initials on various parts of the revolver including the cylinder, bbl lug and trigger guard. SN 13799. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. No original finish remains, being an even smooth gray/brown patina overall. The metal has sharp edges and appears to have had very little use but obviously cleaned a long time ago. There is some light pitting on the left recoil shield, the hammer nose with some light spotting on the left side of the frame. The cylinder retains 75-80% sharp cylinder scene with scattered fine pitting and has two intact pins and 3 partials with one battered down. The trigger guard and backstrap are a light mustard patina. Grips have chipped toes with a good sharp right side and slightly worn left side and are slightly shrunken. It has good mechanics and a strong bright bore with fine pitting in the grooves. 4-49136 JR274 (10,000-15,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to round bbl, brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. There is a tiny “U.S.” below “COLT’S PATENT” on the frame and inspector marks on the various parts. SN 11431. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching including the wedge. No original finish remains with bbl and lug somewhat battered with moderate pitting. The frame and hammer are also moderately pitted. Overall retains a mottled dark brown patina. The trigger guard and grip frame are a medium mustard patina. The cylinder is a matching dark patina with scattered light rust and retains about 75% Indian fight scene. There is a large sliver missing from the left heel of the grips and it has a chipped right toe. The trigger bow is slightly dented. The wedge spring is missing and the wedge screw is a replacement. Strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-49935 JR420 (1,500-2,500)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Third type Navy with 7-1/2” oct bbl, small round brass trigger guard and backstrap with beautiful burl 1-pc walnut grips. This revolver is engraved by Gustave Young typically in intertwined foliate arabesque and floral patterns with Young’s trademark “hound’s head” on either side of the hammer. The top flat of the backstrap has a fan pattern with a spot for an inscription on the backstrap, which is blank. The “Colt’s Patent” on the left side of the frame is engraved different from usual, in a rectangle instead of his usual vignette. It is cased in a rose velvet-lined compartmented Colt casing that also contains a double-sided Navy flask with short angle spout, not marked “Colt’s Patent”, and “L” shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver, a brass two-cavity bullet mold with Colt’s Patent sprue cutter and an Eley cap tin. SN 16773. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including the wedge. No original finish remains on bbl, frame or cylinder, being a smooth dark gray patina with surface discoloration on bbl. The hammer nose is slightly pitted and the cylinder a lighter metal color with fine pitting. Retains about 75% Naval battle scene. The trigger guard and backstrap retain about 60% original silver plating with the balance a medium mustard patina. Grips are extremely fine and retain most of their original bright varnish. The bore is strong and bright with pitting in the grooves. The case is sound with one loose corner and some insect damage. The lining is faded with front sight and hammer spur damage and a series of dots in the lid lining. The flask is fine, with one small dent and retains a dark patina. The mold has been polished and the tin is good. 4-49495 (10,000-15,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Beautiful Gustave Young engraved Navy with 7-1/2” oct bbl, dovetailed front sight, silver-plated large brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc ivory grips. It is engraved in typical Young patterns with about 40-50% coverage overall. Bbl lug has the typical fine foliate arabesque patterns with Young’s trademark “bird”. The right side has matching pattern engraving with a flower instead of the bird. A number 2 is stamped on the left bottom of bbl lug, signifying the grade of engraving. The rammer pivot is also engraved much deeper, possibly not by Young, but perhaps an employee in his shop. The frame is also beautifully engraved with typical Young foliate arabesque patterns with a vignette of “Colt’s Patent”. The hammer is engraved with Young’s trademark “hound’s head” on both sides. The trigger guard and backstrap are also nicely engraved and the backstrap has the inscription “Presented to Col. E.R. Eckley by the Officers of 26th Regt”. Accompanied by an original Colt walnut compartment casing that contains a double-sided “Colt’s Patent” Navy flask. It has the angled spout. Also contained in the case is an “L” shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver with blued “Colt’s Patent” two-cavity mold and a sealed paper-covered tin of Eley caps. The case is purple velvet lined. SN 91777. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 15-20% bright original blue in the very sheltered areas with the balance a smooth dark brown patina. The frame is also a dark brown patina. The cylinder is a medium brown patina, pitted on the backside and retains about 50% naval battle scene. The trigger guard and backstrap retain about 90% original silver-plating with freckles on the front strap and some light abuse to the backstrap. Grips are fine with several age lines in the butt, a repair at both toes and retains a beautiful golden yellow color. Strong pitted bore. The case is very fine and sound with faded lining and oil stains in the cylinder area. The flask is fine, showing moderate to heavy wear. The mold retains about 60% original blue with good cavities. The cap tin has a slightly rusted edged lid with minor loss to paper, good label. 4-49961 (12,500-17,500)

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ENGRAVED COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Fine Navy, engraved in the style of Gustave Young with 6-7/8” oct bbl, brass trigger gouad and backstrap with 1-pc checkered ivory grips. Bbl, operating handle pivot, frame, trigger guard and backstrap all have fine arabesque pattern engraving with a Gustave Young trademark hound’s head above the wedge on the right side and his hound’s head on each side of the hammer nose. The engraving is fine, but not accomplished in Mr. Young’s shop. Accompanied by a modern manufactured case containing a silver-plated Navy size flask with angle spout and a brass bullet mold with “COLT’S PATENT’ sprue cutter and an Eley Brothers cap tin. SN 20115. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. No original finish remains, being a smooth light gray patina overall. The cylinder retains 93-95% original Naval battle scene. The trigger guard and backstrap have a medium mustard patina. The grips are sound, slightly undersized with sharp checkering and a few age lines. Strong bright bore. The flask is fine and retains about 90% silver plate. The mold is fine. The case, as noted, is fine. 4-49825 JR433 (1,500-2,500)

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ENGRAVED COLT 61 NAVY REVOLVER WITH IVORY GRIPS. Cal. 36 Perc. Usual configuration with 7-1/2’” round bbl, silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc ivory grips, deep-relief carved on the right side with a shield surmounting four flags under a laurel wreath. The shield has a horse, a tree and a horn of plenty on the face. Bbl, the frame and the grip frame are New York-style engraved with about 95% coverage on the frame, 30% coverage on bbl and 50% on the grip frame. Engraving consists of high-quality foliate arabesque patterns with punch-dot backgrounds. The left recoil shield has a well-executed fan and the flat behind the hammer, another very well executed fan, reminiscent of Nimschke’s work. The revolver was probably originally silver-plated and now retains traces of that finish in the very sheltered areas. SN 35982. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except the wedge, which is undoubtedly original to this revolver. Traces of the original silver finish remain, with the balance a dark patina. The trigger guard and backstrap retain 20-25% original silver plating. The cylinder is a silver-brown patina with a couple of spots of deep pitting and retains 50-60% original Naval battle scene. The grip frame screws are all mildly battered. Grips are very fine with several age lines and a tiny chip on the right side, otherwise they are a beautiful, even, mellow gold color. Bbl could not be removed to observe the bore. Mechanics are fine. 4-50071 (7,500-12,500)

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RARE INSCRIBED HISTORIC 1ST PRODUCTION COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Rare first production Navy with 7-1/2” round bbl, 1-pc varnished walnut grips with silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap factory inscribed on the bottom of the butt “Lieut. L.S. Elbert”. Illustrated on pg. 173 of Colt Engraving Vol 1 by R. L. Wilson. Accompanied by a 6-page letter from R.L. Wilson describing this revolver in great detail. Accompanying this fine revolver is a beautiful left hand California “Slim Jim” holster made of soft russet brown leather with fancy tooled edges and sewn back seam without Cheyenne plug. It has a belt loop incorporated into the back which is lined with fine red Moroccan leather.


Also accompanying are copies of pages from volume II of the “Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy” , pages 833 & 834. Also included are pages 837 & 838, which is the military biography of Custer. According to these records, Lt. Elbert was promoted ahead of Custer through 1st Lt. and it indicates they served in the same units for a while. Also accompanying is a reproduced photograph of Cpt. Elbert and Cpt. Custer at the end of April, 1863 showing both men wearing long frock coats with Elbert in Knee-high Cavalry boots and Custer with long pants.


Lt. Leroy S. Elbert upon graduation, was assigned duty as a 2nd Lt. with the Mounted Riflemen as of June 24,1861 and was immediately promoted to 1st Lt. in the 3rd Cavalry. He remained on active duty and saw service in a variety of campaigns and battles including Manassas, Bull Run, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Hannover, Antietam, and numerous other skirmishes in the Rappahannock campaign, the Battle of Fredericksburg and participated in Stoneman’s Raid towards Richmond in 1863. He was subsequently in command of the company at Camp McRae as a Capt. near Memphis, TN. In September 11-13, 1863 he was on a sick leave of absence and died on September 13, 1863 on the Mississippi river in route to St. Louis. SN 50.


CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 50-60% original blue, mostly in the sheltered areas. The operating lever retains 75-80% dark case colors. The cylinder has traces of original blue, having been cleaned bright, with scattered spots of light rust. Retains about 30% original Naval battle scene. Four of the 6 safety pins are intact with the other 2 peened over. The frame retains generous amounts, about 80%, of the original case colors on the sides of the frame with the balance turning silver with scattered pinpoints of surface rust with the recoil shields retaining traces of color with light surface rust. The trigger guard and backstrap retain 40-50% original silver plating, oxidized black. the grips are sound with moderate edge wear and a few nicks and dings, retaining 85-90% bright original varnish. The bore is strong with moderate to heavy pitting. Crisp mechanics. The holster is in equally fine condition, retaining most of its fine original light finish with some minor surface crackling and a point or two of wear.


This is a very historic and early ‘61 Navy in seldom encountered fine condition. It is a rare opportunity that seldom ever comes along. It is likely that this revolver was a gift to Lt. Elbert upon his graduation for West Point or possibly he purchased it immediately upon graduation, but given the inscription, it probably was a gift. 4-50072 (20,000-30,000)

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SPECTACULAR AND UNUSUAL PAIR OF COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVERS FROM FRANKFORD ARSENAL. Cal. 36 Perc. Scarce, inscribed Navies with 7-1/2” oct bbls, New York address with case colored frame and 1-pc walnut grips. Both revolvers have the round head screws with Colts patent on the left forward side of the frame and a small “2” on the left side of each bbl. These both have the very scarce large iron trigger guard and backstrap. The backstrap of #44866 is inscribed in period block letter engraving “Major 1st Regt.” and #45064 is inscribed on the backstrap “Division Inspector”.

They are accompanied by a very old walnut box 19-5/8” l x 5-3/8”w x 5-1/2” h. It is beautifully made with dovetailed corners, brass hook latches and a brass scallop cornered plaque 2-5/8” x 1” inlaid in the lid. The plaque is inscribed “U.S./Frankford Arsenal/1860”. The lid has mitered corners and fits very tight over an inside dust rail. Inside the box has two sliding blocks mortised into each end, which allow the two revolvers to be stored side-by-side in the case. The one block has recesses for the muzzles and the bottom recesses for the toes and recesses for the hammers in the lid. The area around the muzzle recesses, the heel and hammer recesses, the block back of the butts and the compartment at the end are all lined with faded old green velvet. The compartment contains a sleeve of original Gold Marks caps in original cardboard boxes.

CONDITION: 1) #44866. Very fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 90% bright original blue mixed with lightly flaked spots, which have turned to patina. The lever arm and rammer are a silver/gray patina with the rammer pivot retaining good faded colors. The frame retains 20-25% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. The Colt Patent markings are very faint. The cylinder is an even light gray patina with scattered light pitting and a couple scratches, it retains about 95% crisp Naval battle scene. All the pins are peened over. The hammer retains about 75% dark case colors with a spot of deep pitting and scattered fine pitting on the left side. The grip frame retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas with the balance a dark gray patina. Grips are extremely fine with very light edge wear and retain 96-98% strong bright varnish. The bore is strong and bright with moderate pitting. Good mechanics.

2) #45064. Very fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 70-75% original blue turning plum with scattered light surface rust and a ring of light pitting by the front sight. The lever arm and rammer are silvered case colors with traces of color on the sides of the pivot, brilliant in the sheltered areas. The frame retains about 50-60% faded case colors with the balance a medium gray patina. The Colt’s Patent markings are very thin. The cylinder is a light silver/brown patina with a couple of small dings and what may be a vise mark, otherwise retains about 95% crisp Naval battle scene. Five of the 6 pins are intact with one mostly peened over. The grip frame retains blue only in the very sheltered areas, being an even medium gray/brown patina. Grips are superb with only minor edge wear and a few handling and use marks, retaining most of their original strong bright varnish. The bore is bright and shiny with scattered moderate pitting. Crisp mechanics.

The box is also very fine, having a very dark age patina on the exterior with an area around the plaque in the lid cleaned from polishing the brass, with a few light scratches and a bruise or two. The interior also has a fine age patina. 4-49955 JR356 (15,000-25,000)

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RARE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 51 NAVY. Cal. 36 Perc. Early U.S. Navy with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass cone front sight, small “U.S.” beneath the Colt’s Patent on the left side of the frame. There is a small “M” on the left side of the trigger guard root and an “A” on the face of the cylinder. It has silver plated brass small round trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc varnished walnut grips. It has 1-line New York address. SN 57640. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 30-40% thin blue with the balance a light patina. The rammer pivot has bright case colors with the handle and rod a silver patina. The frame retains 85-90% strong case colors, fading and beginning to turn silver around the edges. Grips have some minor chipping along the left edge, otherwise are sound and retain about 95% bright original varnish with a few small dings and scratches. The trigger guard and backstrap retain 95-96 % strong bright original silver. The cylinder retains 60-70% original scene, is overall a light patina with 4 of the 6 pins nearly intact. The hand spring is either broken or missing. The sides of the hammer are pitted. The bore is strong with some shine and moderate pitting. 4-49138 JR266 (6,000-7,500)

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MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1851 COLT REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Late 3rd type martial ’51 with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass cone front sight with tiny “U.S.” below “COLT’S PATENT” with brass, small oval trigger guard and backstrap, 1-pc walnut grips with visible cartouches. There are tiny inspector initials on the various parts including the bottom of the grip. SN 78654. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 88-90% bright glossy blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. The operating lever and hammer retain 75-80% bright case colors. The frame and hammer retain virtually all their original bright strong case colors, beginning to fade. The trigger guard and backstrap are a medium mustard patina and the grips are very sharp with the cartouches mostly legible. The cylinder retains about 90% thinning original blue and has about 98% Naval battle scene. All 6 of the safety pins are nearly intact. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-49277 JR392 (6,500-8,500)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal .36 Perc. Usual configuration, 7-1/2” oct bbl with one line New York address and cone brass front sight. It has silver plated trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. SN 210657. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered and operating handle which is numbered “40”. Bbl retains 80-85% original finish, strong and glossy blue in the sheltered areas. The operating handle and rammer retain most of the original case colors turning silver on the round part of the handle. The frame retains 93-95% strong bright original case colors and the hammer about 60% strong case colors . Cylinder retains 10-15% thin original blue with the balance a light patina with some scattered light surface rust. It retains about 90% original naval battle scene. The six safety pins are intact. Trigger guard retains about 95% strong original silver plating and the backstrap 97-99% silver plating. Grips are sound with light edge wear, a couple of bruises on the left side and usual handling and use marks. Bright shiny bore with one or two spots of pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-49460 JR442 (7,000-9,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Fine London Navy with 7-1/2’ oct bbl, iron trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. All the screws are round headed. SN 18559. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except the wedge, which is numbered to another revolver. Bbl retains 35-40% bright blue with the balance a moderate patina. The front sight has been slightly altered. The rammer retains blue at the tip and strong case colors on the pivot. The frame retains 60-70% faded case colors. The trigger guard and backstrap retain blue in the very sheltered areas, being mostly a medium brown patina. The cylinder is a smooth silver-brown patina with all 6 of its pins mostly intact. Grips are sound with light edge wear and retain most of their original varnish. Strong dark bore. Crisp mechanics. 4-49148 JR281 (4,000-6,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1851 COLT REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. Late 3rd type martial ’51 with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass cone front sight with tiny “U.S.” below “COLT’S PATENT” with brass small oval trigger guard and backstrap, 1-pc walnut grips with visible cartouches. There are tiny inspector initials on the various parts. The bottom of the grip has lightly scratched “FN Buck”. SN 80249. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and cylinder are a blue-brown patina, artificially aged over good strong original blue. The frame has also been wiped with blue over visible case colors. The hammer is a brown patina with pitting on the nose. The grip frame and trigger guard are a medium mustard patina. The grips are sound with legible cartouches and have a fine hand-polished patina. The cylinder has also been wiped over fine pitting and a few dings and retains about 95% Naval battle scene. Five of the 6 safety pins are nearly intact. The wedge spring is loose. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-49937 JR393 (2,500-3,500)

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SPILLER & BURR REVOLVER. Cal .36 with 7” oct bbl, serial numbers found on bbl, arbor, trigger guard, frame and cylinder. Frame is stamped correctly “C.S.” on left side of frame. Loading arm is not serial numbered but is probably original. SN 354. CONDITION: Cylinder, bbl, hammer and loading assembly all exhibit moderate pitting, bbl near breech is cleaned and aged over repair to bbl near breech, frame exhibits good patina with small scratches, dents and dings. Mechanics partially functional. 4-50083 JS10 (18,000-20,000)

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GOOD LEMAT GRAPE SHOT REVOLVER. .42 caliber cylinder and .64 shotgun bbl. Bbl marked “LEMAT & GIRARDS PATENT LONDON”. Serial number 8895 occurs on bbl, loading arm, cylinder and frame. No serial number occurs on shotgun bbl but it is properly proofed 18ga. SN 8895. CONDITION: Fine overall, with bbl exhibiting well over 50% bright finish, cylinder 25% bright finish, frame has traces of finish, stocks are crisp with excellent checkering. A couple of screws are scratched where someone attempted to take it apart. Mechanics are fine. 4-49612 JS11 (12,000-14,000)

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LEMAT GRAPE SHOT REVOLVER. .42 caliber cylinder and .64 shotgun bbl. Bbl marked “Col Le Mat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris”. Matching serial numbers found on bbl, loading arm, plunger, loading arm screw, rammer, cylinder, frame, trigger and shotgun cylinder. This gun came from the Lockwood Estate and was supposedly bought with holster catalog number 403 (which will be sold immediately after this gun.) SN 1792. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl exhibits approximately 50% blue finish with medium pitting near breech, shotgun cylinder smooth and brown. Frame exhibits traces of finish otherwise smooth and brown. Cylinder is sharp gray-brown. Stocks show light wear with excellent checkering. Mechanics are good. 4-49828 JS12 (12,000-15,000)

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RARE LEMAT HOLSTER. 14-1/2” long with flap, no markings. Period Lemat holsters are seldom found. This is for a second model with a screw protruding from front of frame. The estate notes for this holster state that it was purchased with the above revolver with SN 1792. CONDITION: Fine overall with crackling to the finish, no splits or breaks. 4-49520 FS258 (5,000-10,000)

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LEMAT GRAPE SHOT REVOLVER. .42 caliber cylinder and .64 shotgun bbl. Bbl marked “Col Le Mat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris”. Matching serial numbers found on bbl, plunger, latch, cylinder, frame, shotgun bbl. Serial number on loading arm may be restamped. Loading arm is probably replacement. SN 903. CONDITION: Gun overall is refinished, stocks show minor chipping, cross hatching worn, scarcer transitional model showing 1st model type latch and spur on trigger guard. Mechanics are fine. 4-50153 (8,000-12,000)

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VERY EARLY INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY USED BY A CONFEDERATE OFFICER. Cal. 44 Perc. First year fluted Army with 8” round bbl, silver-plated trigger guard and backstrap with the inscription “T.K. Jackson U.S.A.”. Presented to or purchased by Jackson when still a U.S. Army officer, and carried by him after he resigned his commission and served in the Army of the Confederacy. This pistol was researched by R. L. Wilson and is pictured on pg. 155 of his Colt Engraving book. This being the very earliest model, the outside of the cylinder does not have the patent date and has the serial number on the back, between two of the nipples. It also has the serial number on the left side of the rammer operating handle and has “Saml Colt” hand engraved on top of bbl. It additionally has inspector’s initials on the butt “JT” with a “T” on various other parts including the bottom of the grip. The cylinder was double-struck with “TT”. These marks are for the inspector John Taylor, who only inspected 1860 revolvers from 1861-1862. SN 104. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching, including the wedge and hammer. The iron retains an even light gray patina overall, having been cleaned a long time ago. The cylinder has traces of gold wash in the cylinder stop notches, but this appears to be of more recent application, as no other evidence of gold wash could be found anywhere else. Four of the 6 safety pins are intact. The receiver retains traces of silvered case colors in the sheltered areas, otherwise is a light gray patina also. The grip frame retains about 80% original silver plating with light pimpling on the butt and loose silver-plating with dark patina on the backstrap. Grips have a couple of age lines and a very old scratch near the frame and a miniscule chip at the heel. They are a beautiful light ‘streaky’ mellow gold. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Well worth researching. 4-49498 (15,000-25,000)

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 REVOLVER. Cal .44. 7-1/2” bbl. Serial number occurs on bbl, frame, trigger guard, backstrap. No numbers found on wedge or cylinder. Loading arm possible replacement. Residual cartouche visible on right stock. Bbl address about 50% visible. Modern brass tag attached states gun belonged to a member of the 4th Kentucky Cavalry. Consignor misplaced paperwork but it can be re-obtained through Springfield research. SN 65398. CONDITION: Fair to good, with pitting overall. 4-49683 JS6 (500-600)

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER- DENNISTON D. DEWEY, COMPANY C, 16TH PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY. The identification for this Colt revolver comes from the Order Books of Companies A through M, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. A photo static copy of these order books accompany the revolver which clearly list this revolver serial number 77929 as assigned to Private Denniston D. Dewey, Company C. Standard .44 caliber Colt Model 1860 Army revolver-6-shot rebated cylinder, iron frame, brass trigger guard and walnut grip. All serial numbers match on metal parts. Private Dewey, a blacksmith, enlisted on August 2, 1862 and was mustered out with his regiment June 15, 1865. This regiment saw conspicuous service throughout many important engagements including Kelly’s Ford, Brandy Station, GETTYSBURG, Martinsburg, South Anna, Malvern Hill and Weldon Railroad among many others. Private Dewey was sick in the hospital at Philadelphia from Sept. 1863 through August 1864 where after he performed dismounted service as a blacksmith for the regiment until his discharge in June 1865. By all accounts Dewey was present at Gettysburg. Photo copies of Regimental Order Book and Dewey’s archive records accompany. CONDITION: Very Good. Metal parts have been cleaned and now retain a light grey patina with no heavy pitting. The revolver is mechanically operational, bore is dark, brass trigger guard uncleaned with nice patina, and grips worn with a minor chip at the toe. A very respectable Colt Army revolver identified to a Gettysburg combatant. 4-49684 CW (2,000-3,000)

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER- JAMES W. BAXTER, COMPANY E, 22nd PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY. The identification for this Colt revolver comes from the Descriptive Roll of Companies A, D, E, G, H, K, L, 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry. A photo static copy of these rolls accompany the revolver which clearly list this revolver SN 65460 as assigned to Private James W. Baxter, Company E. Standard .44 cal Colt Model 1860 Army revolver, 6-shot rebated cylinder, iron frame, brass trigger guard and walnut grip. All serial numbers match on metal parts. Baxter enlisted February 6, 1864 and was mustered out with Co. M, 3rd Regiment Provisional Cavalry on October 31, 1865. The 22nd Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry was a consolidated unit formed of the Ringgold Cavalry and a battalion of cavalry called out for the invasion of Pennsylvania in 1863. This unit’s battle service includes; Martinsburg, Maryland Heights, Snicker’s Gap, Cedar Creek, New Market, Kernstown, and Fishers Hill among others. CONDITION: Very Good. Metal parts were lightly cleaned and now retain a light grey patina with some heavy pitting and a mottled appearance overall. The revolver is mechanically operational, bore is dark, brass trigger guard uncleaned with nice patina, and grips worn with a minor chip at the toe and a couple of notches incised. A very respectable Colt Army revolver identified to a Civil War cavalry trooper. 4-49686 CW (1,500-2,000

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER- J. M. BROWN, COMPANY G, 20TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER CAVALRY. The identification for this Colt revolver comes for the Order Books of Companies A through M, 20th New York Cavalry. A photo static copy of these order books accompany the revolver which clearly list this revolver SN 141625 as assigned to Private J.M. Brown (this serial number also appears under the name Alexander Arthur, however, the number has been crossed out in contemporary ink). Standard .44 cal Colt Model 1860 Army revolver-6-shot rebated cylinder, iron frame, brass trigger guard and walnut grip. All serial numbers match on metal parts. Co. G of the 20th N.Y. Cavalry (A.K.A. McClellan Cavalry) was mustered into service Sept. 3, 1863 being recruited from Albany, Cape Vincent, Rome, Syracuse and Watertown areas of upstate New York. The regiment served in the 22nd Corps Department of Virginia and fought engagements at Smithfield, Suffolk, Jamestown Island, Petersburg, Richmond, Williamsburg and Appomattox among others. The regiment lost 48 in battle-related casualties and 123 by disease. A very nice example of an identified Civil War cavalry trooper’s revolver. CONDITION: Good. Metal parts have been cleaned and now retain a light grey patina with spotty pitting overall. The revolver is mechanically operational, bore is dark, trigger guard is slightly bent, and grips may be replaced as they do not fit very well. 4-49685 CW(1,400-1,600)

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER; LIEUT. ATHERON CLARK, CO. K, 9TH ILLINOIS CAVALRY. A nice Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver serial number 120168 which is identified by record to Lieutenant Atheron Clark of the 9th Illinois Cavalry. The revolver, .36 cal 6-shot is a standard 4th model type. All serial numbers match except the cylinder which is no longer visible. The Ninth Regiment of Cavalry was organized at Camp Douglas, near Chicago, Illinois, in the autumn of 1861, by Colonel Albert G. Brackett, and was mustered into the United States service by November 30. On the 16th of February, 1862, it started from Chicago and proceeded by rail to Benton Barracks, near St. Louis, Missouri, and thence to Pilot Knob. From there it marched to Reeve’s Station, on the Big Black River, and was assigned to the Third Brigade of General Steele’s Division, serving in the District of Southeast Missouri. It was finally mustered out of service at Selma, Alabama, on the 31st of October, 1865, and ordered to Springfield, Ill., where the men received final payment and discharge. This unit operated in the Western Theater extensively fighting in many small engagements throughout their muster. Copies of Clark’s record accompany along with a photo static copy of a photo montage (including an image of Lt. Clark) in the collections of a local historical society. CONDITION: Fair. The revolver is mechanically functional but has been severely cleaned. All traces of patina and color have been removed, the metal now has a bright appearance. No scene or serial number are left on the cylinder. Grips have been refinished but appear original to the revolver. 4-49797 CW (800-1,100)

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44. 8” bbl, Serial numbers occurs on bbl, frame, trigger guard, no number on backstrap, backstrap and stocks may be replaced. Bbl address only half visible. Springfield research records show the gun was used by the 1st Maine Cavalry.SN 29232. CONDITION: Gun has been cleaned and refinished. Cylinder does not appear to be original. 4-49798 (8,000-12,000)

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412A.

IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER- JOHN SCHOUSLER, COMPANY G, 1st MARYLAND CAVALRY. The identification for this Colt revolver comes for the Descriptive Roll Book of Company G, 1st Maryland Cavalry. A photo static copy of this roll book accompanies the revolver which clearly list this revolver SN 63045 as assigned to “Schousler”, Company C. Standard .44 cal Colt Model 1860 Army revolver-6-shot rebated cylinder, iron frame, brass trigger guard and walnut grip. All serial numbers match on metal parts. A very hard fought Union cavalry unit that spent most of its service with the Army of the Potomac in the Eastern Theater. Their battle service includes; Ball’s Bluff, Va, advance on Winchester, pursuit of Jackson up the Valley, Harper’s Ferry, Culpeper, Battle of Cedar Creek, Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville Campaign, Brandy Station, Mine Run, Siege of Petersburg, Fair, Appomattox and the Surrender of Lee and his army. Mustered out August 8, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 65 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 201. CONDITION: Very good. This revolver is a very nice example-used but not abused. It does not appear to have ever been harshly cleaned, now maintaining a pleasant medium gray appearance. All markings are sharp and the cylinder retains about 60% of the scene. Mechanically fine, the grips are worn but appear original to the revolver. 4-49689 CW (1,500-2,500)

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER-FRANCIS CRAIG, 6th INDIANA CAVALRY. The identification for this Colt revolver comes from the Order Books of Company L, 6th Indiana Cavalry. A photo static copy of these order books accompany the revolver which clearly list this revolver SN 129785 as assigned to Private Francis Craig, Co. L. Standard .44 cal Colt Model 1860 Army revolver-6-shot rebated cylinder, iron frame, brass trigger guard and walnut grip. All serial numbers appear to match on metal parts except cylinder where not visible. Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., February 23, 1863, from the 71st Indiana Infantry. Company “L” organized September 1, 1863. Their service during the war includes; Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Action at Lenoir Station and Campbell’s Station. Siege of Knoxville, Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign, Battle of Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Chattahoochie River, Stoneman’s Raid, Nashville and Dalton (Ga.). Regiment mustered out September 15, 1865. During the war the regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 201 Enlisted men by disease for a total of 273. CONDITION: Good. The revolver is mechanically operational but very loose. Metal surfaces have been heavily cleaned but have aged back to a dull gray, mottled appearance. The grips appear to be original but have been drilled and plugged in the center on both sides. The trigger guard is slightly bent. 4-49610 CW (1,000-1,300)

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IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER-AMOS BRADLEY, CO. A, 1st CONNECTICUT CAVALRY-CAPTURED IN ACTION. The identification for this Colt revolver comes from the Descriptive Roll book of Co. A, 1st Connecticut Cavalry. A photo static copy of this roll book accompanies the revolver which clearly list this revolver SN 64688 as assigned to Private Amos Bradley, Co. A. Furthermore, the listing for him in the published work “Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion” lists Bradley as mustered in as a private November 1, 1862 Captured July 14, ’63 Bolivar Heights, Va.-Died. Standard .44 cal Colt Model 1860 Army revolver-6-shot rebated cylinder, iron frame, brass trigger guard and walnut grip. All serial numbers appear to match on metal parts. One of the most active mounted units of the Civil War, the regiment moved to Baltimore, Md. to be reorganized and was serving there during the Gettysburg Campaign. It moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., July 5, 1863, and did duty skirmishing with the southern cavalry in that vicinity until January, 1864. On July 14th 1863, private Bradley was captured here in action on Bolivar Heights. Col. Erastus Blakeslee became the regimental commander. The regiment served in Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign from August to December. It fought at Cedar Creek, Reams’s Station, Five Forks, Yellow Tavern, and Sailor’s Creek. It was the 1st CT that escorted Gen. Grant to receive Lee’s surrender at Appomatox. The 1st suffered 772 casualties during the war. The regiment lost during active service 4 Officers and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 4 Officers and 149 Enlisted men by disease. A total of 193 lost their lives to all causes. CONDITION: Very good. A very nice tight Colt Army unfortunately polished up a bit but not severely cleaned. The metal parts exhibit a polished light grey appearance. Markings are all visible, grips are very nice and the cylinder retains about 30% of the scene. 4-49688 CW (1,800-2,400)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal .36. 7-1/2” bbl, bbl is fully marked address “SAMl COLT NEW YORK CITY”, frame marked “COLTS PATENT U.S.” Cylinder exhibits etched scene of naval battle about 100% discernable. Both stocks exhibit inspector cartouches. All parts exhibits subinspector initials. SN 64052. CONDITION: Good overall, with one small chip in left stock, several small dings to bbl, no finish but sharp edges overall. Gun is tight, gun will not index. Gun appears all original with no restoration. 4-49681 JS9 (2,500-3,000)

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REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44. 8” bbl. Bbl address only about 50% legible, serial numbers found on bbl, frame and cylinder. Gun appears all original with no replacement parts. Cartouche visible on left stock. Small subinspector marks occur on all major parts. SN 28854. CONDITION: Good, frame has been cleaned forward of cylinder removing pitting. Overall gun is a gray patina with medium pitting overall. 4-49687 JS8 (600-700)

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RICHMOND CARBINE. Cal .62. 25” bbl, lock is marked “C.S./RICHMOND, VA” forward of the hammer, behind the hammer is “1862”. No bbl markings discernable. Rear sight is correct. Front sight is cut down to about half of its original size. Forestock is cut under rear band and stapled. Both bbl bands marked with “U”s, brass nosecap, brass buttplate, indiscernible name carved in buttstock, swelled ramrod. CONDITION: Overall good with scattered pitting overall on iron parts. About 4” x 3/4” piece of wood professionally repaired behind lock. Rear stock sling swivel missing from stock. Lock mortise has restoration. Mechanics good. 4-50168 (6,500-7,500)

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RICHMOND MUSKETOON. Cal .64 smooth bore. 28” bbl, iron nosecap, brass buttplate, 2 bbl bands marked with “U”’s, bbl marked with “V” over “P”. Rear sight is correct, front sight crudely cut short from square base and pinched blade. Ramrod is swelled. Lock plate marked “CS/RICHMOND, VA” forward of hammer and behind hammer is “1863”. CONDITION: Overall good with normal pitting around bolster and lock area in contact with bbl. Bbl has brown patina overall. Mechanics good. 4-50169 (6,500-7,500)

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RICHMOND RIFLED MUSKET. About .61 Cal. 40” bbl, lock marked “CS/RICHMOND, VA”, rear of hammer marked “1863. Bbl marked “V” over “P” over eagle head, bands marked with “U”s, stock has “PFC” nicely carved. Brass buttplate and nosecap, ramrod is swelled. Bbl and rear sight are Springfield. Accompanied by letter from Damon Mills indicating that circular marks on bbl are indicative of Richmond Armory re-work. CONDITION: Metal and wood overall very good, with several dings in buttstock, 1” crack starting behind lockplate and 7” hairline crack on left side of forend at middle bbl band. Bands and nosecap have been cleaned. Lock and bbl has scattered light pitting overall. Mechanics are good. 4-50170 (6,500-7,500)

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FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. Cal .61. 33” bbl, marked on lock eagle over “CSA Under an eagle/FAYETTEVILLE”, bbl marked with “V” over “P” over eagle head. Bbl dated 1863. Brass bands, nosecap, trigger guard and buttplate. buttplate is properly marked “CSA”. Rear sight has leaves replaced with reproductions, otherwise gun appears 100% original. CONDITION: Stock shows numerous dings, crapes and cuts. Residual cartouche visible. Scattered light pitting over lock, hammer and bbl. Ramrod pitted and cleaned. 4-49621 JS5 (6,000-7,000)

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RICHMOND RIFLE MUSKET. Cal .61. 40” bbl, lock is of high hump variety. Lock marked “CS/RICHMOND, VA” forward the hammer and “1862 on back of hammer. Bbl marked “V” over “P” over eagle head, 3 bands all marked with a different “U”, brass buttplate and nosecap, swelled ramrod, rear sight appears replaced. CONDITION: Overall good. Stock has been refinished, bbl and bands cleaned, about 1” piece of wood missing behind lock. Heavy pitting around breech and top of lock and hammer. Mechanics are good. 4-49788 JS4 (5,000-6,000)

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420

A HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR U.S. SANITARY COMMISSION COMMEMORATIVE BANNER HONORING GEN. JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN, THE 20th MAINE, CAMP LETTERMAN (GETTYSBURG) AND ABRAHAM LINCOLN. One of the more important finds to come to public auction in decades is this outstanding U.S. Sanitary Commission banner related to one of the American Civil War’s most valiant and sought after regiments Col. (Gen.) Joshua Chamberlain’s 20th Maine Regiment Infantry Volunteers-heroes of Little Round Top during the Gettysburg Campaign. It also commemorates Camp Letterman established in Gettysburg to treat the thousands of wounded and dying soldiers impacted by the fierce battle in July 1863. This decorative banner is fabricated of painted silks, cotton and metallic braid with decorative and embossed leather tabs, straps and head. In various locations are custom fabricated silver and brass escutcheons, shields and stars engraved with U.S. Sanitary Commission mottos (U.S.S.C.). The leather is, generally, decorated. Large tabs are embossed with a likeness of Lincoln, others with silver stud decoration. The body of the banner measures 5’ 1/2” x 8’, significantly large and, presumably, fabricated to hang at one of the U.S.S.C.’s fairs. A decorative leather band with hanging straps is affixed across the top. Prominent on the banner is a circular panel, 28” in dia, with a painted portrait of President Abraham Lincoln imposed on top of a detailed paper map of the State of Maine. On either side are intersecting oval panels, each measuring 22” x 15”, one depicting a painted bust of General George G. Meade-Union Commander at Gettysburg-and the other Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, Commander of the 20th Maine Regiment and hero of Little Round Top. These portraits are surmounted by ribbands carrying the mottos: “Camp Letterman Sanitary Lodge, Soldier’s National Cemetery, Nov 19, 1863” Below the triptych is the motto: “We are Coming Father Abraham” Each top corner of the banner is decorated with applied silk laurel leaves. Two oval panels with painted vignettes flanking the center depict a young man and woman embracing and a soldier departing his wife. These are surrounded by gilt cloth braiding. A very wide ribband arching across the center of the banner has the motto “The Union Rose” worked upon it. Immediately below is the date “1863 AD” over the words of Col. Chamberlain “Stand Firm Ye Boys” and “20th Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers” having a suspended red 1st Division, 5th Corps badge below. All of this decoration arches over the top of a large oval painted panel illustrating a female comforting a wounded officer with a wagon train in the battlefield background with “Sanitary Commission” painted upon the wagon’s canvas cover. Another wide riband below this painted panel has the motto: “Loyal East and West Brave.” The bottom of the great banner has suspended tags with silvered American shields with an eagle on each “USSC” engraved and “Chalker” below (Founder of the Wide Awakes during the mid-19th century and a supporter of Lincoln). A very rare survivor of the fabled U.S. Sanitary Commission which held the great “fairs” for the relief of wounded soldiers and families of the deceased. Of exceptional historical value, this particular banner depicts the personality and bravery of one of America’s greatest soldiers and heroes, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. Accompanied by research and history of the banner compiled by Dr. P.V. Dredge, commissioned by the Barnet Museum, United Kingdom. From the early collection of Chaplain Erasmus Jones (late Chaplain of the 21st U.S.C.T.) this banner has been in a museum in England from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and another very famous banner from the Chaplain E. Jones collection relating to the emancipation proclamation was just sold for a record price. CONDITION: Good. An item of such fragility must be considered quite good as a survivor of so many decades. Colors are generally bright with some darkening of painted areas. Tabs along the bottom are only partially intact. Leather is stiff but quite well preserved. Some fraying and separation to silk and embroidery as expected. We are told the banner was restored in the 1930’s and additional work was done most recently. Most of the surface retains a coat or coats of varnish like material for protection. 4-50008 CW (35,000-55,000)

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HISTORIC CIVIL WAR SWORD AND EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF CAPTAIN JOHN H. GALLAGHER, 106th PENNSYLVANIA. An important collection all related to John H. Gallagher who enlisted as a private in 1861 and rose to the rank of Captain during his Civil War career followed by postwar service in the Regular Army. During his career he advanced to Lt. Col. and Colonel of the Pennsylvania National Guard. This important group consists of Gallagher’s U.S. Model 1860 Light Cavalry saber accompanied by a very large archive of his Civil War and post-war military papers, commissions, general orders, muster rolls, etc., and photographs. The sword is a standard regulation cavalry saber, manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, inspected and dated “1862.”

A partial description of the accompanying archive and photographs are as follows: Large Victorian style scrap book containing various newspaper clippings, mostly related to the Battles of South Mountain, Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation; about 33 pages with tipped in material. Ledger book, inscribed “This book is the Property of Col. John H. Gallagher 106th Penna. Vet. Vols. Residence 516 Federal Street Philada Penna.” And inscribed “Letters and Communications”. A large ledger book of about 123 pages filled out with handwritten copies of correspondence and letters including a hand written record of Col. Gallagher’s wartime service. The remaining pages are blank. Tipped in is a hand colored albumen photograph of Capt. Gallagher in a full standing studio pose in uniform leaning on his sword. Philadelphia photographer’s mark at the bottom and two revenue stamps on the reverse. A first edition copy of “History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps. 1861-1865” by Joseph R.C. Ward, D.D.S. (Philadelphia 1883). Also included is a copy of “The Life, Campaigns and Services of General McClellan the Hero of Western Virginia! South Mountain! And Antietam!” (Philadelphia 1864). Inscribed in the front “The Property of John H, Gallagher, 1st Sergt. Co. “A” 106th Regiment Pa. Vols. March 1sr, 1864” A framed post-war photograph of Colonel Gallagher in civilian clothes and framed. A dark blue silk re-union ribbon stamped in gold “Philadelphia Brigade/106th /P.V./ July 4th 1866.”Large archive of military papers including, supply orders, muster rolls, promotion papers, general orders, discharges, Pennsylvania State commissions as Lieutenant and Lieutenant Colonel, a CdV of the 106th regiment flag. Also included is his partly printed commission for Gallagher as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Veteran Volunteers, April 9th 1866. Written in old English style calligraphy on vellum. Several discharge papers. A 106th Pennsylvania Commission. Large commission for Gallagher as 1st Lieutenant 32nd Regiment signed by Andrew Johnson President and Edwin Stanton Secretary of War, 1866. Large Presidential commission for Gallagher Captain 32nd Regiment of Infantry signed by U.S. Grant, President (original signature) of the United States and John Hawkins, Secretary of War dated 1868. Also included is a large colorful framed memorial listing the personnel and battles of Company A of the 106th PA. The long list of engagements includes many of the fiercest battles of the war, including Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Gallagher enlisted in the 18th Pennsylvania Infantry in April 1861. By August he was appointed 1st Sergeant in the 106th PA, Philadelphia Brigade. He became 1st Lt. June 1864 and appointed Captain in January 1865 prior to his muster out in June. Following the war he re-enlisted in the Regular Army as 1st Lt. 32nd U.S. Infantry, rose to Captain in September 1868 and mustered out January 1, 1871. He died January 2, 1872. CONDITION: Very good. The sword is in untouched, uncleaned condition, all markings are clear. The blade has some surface rust and the scabbard and hilt are dark with patina. The grip is fine. The archive and photographs are in excellent to fair condition overall. Most papers are average with a few foxed, stained or suffering from minor losses due to handling and storage over the years. 4-49036 CW (5,000-8,000)

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IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC CIVIL WAR U.S. SANITARY COMMISSION “ANGEL OF THE BATTLEFIELD” HEADQUARTERS AND POLITICAL BANNER. The entire body of the decorative hanging measures 55” x 93” with a swallow tail at the bottom. Fabricated of painted silks, cotton and decorative braiding. The banner’s back ground are two painted furling American flags with cantons at the top and flowing stripes throughout the body of the banner. At the top within ribbands are the words “FIELD HOSPITAL” centered by a blue 3rd Division 6th Corps badge and “US/SC” (United States Sanitary Commission) in divided panels flanking the corps badge. Directly below is large letters is the motto: “WIDE AWAKE” a popular Lincolnesque political party motto. All contained within the reaches of a large and decorative laurel leaf wreath having a painted vignette within. The central figure of the banner is a large circle surmounted by a banner carrying the words “THE UNION: It must and shall be preserved” Within the outer ring of the circle is “U.S. Army Medical Bureau/U.S.S.C./Appointee C. Aigner, M.D.” Dr. Godfrey Aigner was appointed to the Department of Missouri to be the eyes and ears of the U.S. Sanitary Commission for President Lincoln. This banner may have very well been made as a presentation to Dr. Aigner or on the occasion of his appointment. Within the large circle and within a shield shaped panel is a handsomely painted depiction of the “Angel of the Battlefield” This allegorical figure, with outspread wings and a red cross on her breast, hovers over a battlefield with wounded and dying soldiers upon it. Directly below is an internal inscription “United States Sanitary Commission June 9th 1861” A large “HQ” is applied near the bottom of the banner on either side of a spread winged eagle which perches atop the peak in the swallow tail end of the hanging. In each corner flanking the bottom is a coiled snake. Both termini are decorated with a gilt cloth tassel. Across the face of the banner at various places are applied gilt metal stars. A printed history of the banner by Dr. P.V. Dredge accompanies from its former home The Barnet Museum (Wood Street, Chipping Barnet, UK). From the early collection of Chaplain Erasmus Jones (late Chaplain of the 21st U.S.C.T.) this banner has been in a museum collection in England from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and another very famous banner from the Chaplain E. Jones collection relating to the emancipation proclamation was just sold for a record price. CONDITION: Very good. Colors are good and the fabric is strong. Some minor fraying and discoloration to painted surfaces and dyes in fabrics. Leather tabs are dry but intact. We are told the banner was conserved in the 1930’s and 1950’s and again recently. There is a varnish like material on the surface of the banner for protection. 4-50009 CW (20,000-30,000)

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UNIQUE RELIC OF AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FIELD HOSPITAL CAMP LETTERMAN-GETTYSBURG 1863. The following standard or sign is an important Gettysburg related artifact. The sign is fashioned of leather and metal over a wooden frame-extremely well made. It measures approximately 20” h x 33” w. Its form is a rectangle with a triangle superimposed having the following embossed upon the metal panel within: “CAMP LETTERMAN/H*Q/1863” the entire composition gives one the impression of field fabrication being, somewhat, very primitive in its appearance, yet very well made. The leather and metal surfaces are painted and are decorated with silvered and brass bosses and stars. A replacement halberg with a large “G” on the face of the axe (a museum copy) would have probably held the sign. Camp Letterman, as the hospital was called in honor of the Army of the Potomac’s medical director, was established as a temporary field hospital treating nearly 4,200 wounded soldiers following the Battle of Gettysburg. The massive hospital consisted of nearly 500 tents over an area of approximately 80 acres. Established shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg, the hospital was disbanded in late November 1863. A rare, unique and most important Gettysburg relic. From the early collection of Chaplain Erasmus Jones (late Chaplain of the 21st U.S.C.T.) this sign has been in a museum collection in England from the 1930’s to the 1950’s and another very famous banner from the Chaplain E. Jones collection relating to the emancipation proclamation was just sold for a record price. CONDITION: Good. The leather is stiff and broken in many areas, colors are faded. 4-50010 CW (15,000-20,000)

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423

HISTORIC CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD OF HENRY HAMILTON WILSON. 31st REGIMENT U.S.C.T., 104th REGIMENT U.S.C.T. AND SON OF HENRY WILSON-MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR, COMMANDER 22nd MASS. INFANTRY, AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER ULYSSES S. GRANT. A U.S. Regulation Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword having a 33-1/2” lightly curved single edged blade of steel with etched designs over 3/4 of both faces. The designs contain military trophies, floral sprays “U.S.” and a spread winged American eagle and shield. The ricasso is unmarked. The hilt is regulation style of cast brass, gold washed, the grip of wood covered with sharkskin and twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of leather with brass furniture. On the front of the top scabbard mount is engraved Presented to/Henry H. Wilson/by/John G. Lyle, Ames marking on back.

Young Henry Hamilton Wilson, the son of a very prominent politician and military figure attended a Massachusetts military academy followed by an unprosperous term at the U.S. Naval Academy. At age 17 he left the Academy and obtained a lieutenant’s commission with the 31st United States Colored Troops. This regiment was organized at Hart’s Island, N. Y., April 29, 1864. Their service included:-Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, Fort Sedgwick, Hatcher’s Run, on the Bermuda front till March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign Pursuit of Lee, Appomattox Court House, Surrender of Lee and his army. Following the surrender, Henry Hamilton Wilson was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 104th U.S.C.T. which was recruited at Beaufort, S.C. in June 1865 and served garrison duty at coastal forts until February 6, 1866. At the muster out of this unit, Henry received a second lieutenancy in the Regular Army and shipped west to Austin Texas only to die of appendicitis following his 20th birthday.

CONDITION: Very good. The blade’s etching is strong, however, there are areas of discoloration and light surface rust spotted over 10-15% of the blade. The hilt and grip are fine with very dark untouched attic patina, the leather scabbard is very strong and the brass furniture retains a dark patina-uncleaned. 4-49444 CW (7,000-9,000)

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424

INDIAN WAR PERIOD PENNSYLVANIA PRESENTATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. A U.S. Regulation Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword having a 33-1/2” lightly curved single edged blade of steel with etched designs over 3/4 of both faces. The designs contain military trophies, floral sprays “U.S.” and a spread winged American eagle and shield. The ricasso is etched “W.H. Horstmann & Sons/Philadelphia.” A Solingen, Germany maker’s mark appears on the reverse of the ricasso. The hilt is regulation style of cast brass, gold washed, the grip of wood covered with sharkskin and twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of wood covered in dark gray sharkskin with brass furniture. On the obverse of the top mount is engraved Presented to/Lieut. D.A. Mac Carroll/by the Members of Co. C/1st Reg’t. Inf. N.G. Pa./May 28th 1873. CONDITION: Excellent. The blade exhibits frosty etching, however, there are areas of discoloration near the tip of the blade. The hilt and grip are fine, scabbard very strong and brass furniture with a medium yellow patina-uncleaned. 4-49887 CW (600-800)

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425

INSCRIBED PRE-CIVIL WAR U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD: 1st COMPANY, G.L. FOX GUARD, 1859. A very nice example of a pre-war militia officer’s U.S. regulation sword. This sword is a U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword of European (German) manufacture. The sword has a 31” lightly curved single edged blade of steel with etched designs over 3/4 of both faces. The designs contain military trophies, floral sprays “U.S.” and a spread winged American eagle and shield. The ricasso is stamped with a Solingen, Germany makers mark (two escutcheons) on the ricasso. The hilt is regulation style of cast brass, gold washed, the grip of wood covered with sharkskin and twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of black leather with brass furniture. The front of the top mount is engraved; “Presented to/Capt. E.J. Fearon/by the Members/of the 1st Co. G.L. Fox/Guard/February 28th 1859.” A cursory search of militia and Civil War records did not turn up a listing for this officer. With a little diligence, the state of origin for this militia unit can be determined and the name most likely found. CONDITION: Very good. The blade has very strong etching with spotty dark areas mixed throughout. The surface is free of active rust. The hilt is fine retaining much gold wash and the grip excellent. The scabbard is strong with a very well executed and hidden repair about 4” below the middle mount. 4-49455 CW (2,500-3,000)

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426

AMERICAN EAGLE HEAD SWORD BELONGING TO CONFEDERATE GENERAL. Inscribed “Capt. A. Gallatin Blanchard/USA”. Blanchard was born in Massachusetts. He attended West Point where he was classmates with Robert E. Lee and Joseph E. Johnston. He later moved to Louisiana and there became a member of the Louisiana militia and during the Mexican War served with distinction at the Battle of Monterey and Vera Cruz. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined the Confederate Infantry and later was promoted to Brig. General. Sword is classic American fine bald eagle head, silver-plated brass, scabbard mount silver-plated. Blade is decorated with blue and gold patriotic motifs. SIZE: 32-1/2” blade. CONDITION: Sword in generally fine overall. Crack in fluted bone grip. Silver plating on hilt and scabbard mounts are about 90-100% complete. Blue and gold decoration is about 50% plus intact. Gold original leather scabbard has various glue repairs. Photocopies of some information regarding Blanchard accompany this lot. 4-49251 (4,000-8,000)

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426A

PRESENTATION SWORD OF LT. MATTHEW BYRNES, 96TH PENNSYLVANIA. High-grade Horstman 1850 pattern foot officer’s sword with engraved pewter grip, gold-washed guard and mountings. Fine rayskin scabbard with elaborate cast mountings and an oval presentation plaque with engraved presentation. The 96th saw much action, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Fredricksburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and many other engagements. Blade etching is worn and blade has light scratches near tip, otherwise very good condition. 4-50236 (6000-8000)

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426B

IDENTIFIED FOOT OFFICER SWORD TO 1ST LT. AND ADJUTANT GUILFORD LADD, 2ND VERMONT INFANTRY. Sword in fair condition, missing leather wrap, no scabbard. Accompanied by a testimonial from State of Vermont, discharge paper, tintype photo of family. Bought directly from family. 4-50241 (600-800)

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427

MODEL 1840 PALMETTO CAVALRY SABER. Marked “Columbia, SC” on ricasso, complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Grip is very good, about 90% original leather over cord wrap, twisted wire is complete with one small break. Tang shows old hammering. Blade has areas of scattered pitting. Scabbard is typical import scabbard with 2 pins holding throat. 4-49092 JS30 (2,500-3,500)

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428

MODEL 1850 OFFICER’S SWORD. 28” blade marked “C. Roby & Co. W.Chelmsford, Mass”. Blade is etched with patroitic motifs, tag with sword reads “Foot Officer’s sword, C. Roby & Co., Mass. Made prior to 1863, during Civil War Blade broke on battle field—picked up by confederate soldier and fixed by local blacksmith—used by the Confederate Army—Found in a barn in Tenn.” CONDITION: Grip wrap is missing as is wire with exception of fragment of sharkskin and one strand twisted wire protected by pommel cap. Grip otherwise is bare carved wood. Last approximate 12” of blade are replaced by a rather crude blacksmith weld. Hilt, pommel and blade show a rustic “barn” type patina. 4-50144 (500-700)

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429

MODEL 1833 ENLISTED DRAGOON SABER. Blade marked “N.P. AMES CUTLER SPRINGFIELD 1839”, complete with scabbard. Inspector mark “JH” on blade and “WS” quillon and “JM” on scabbard drag. CONDITION: Guard has a few small bends, grip is fine with about 100% leather wrap and all twisted wire. Blade has been cleaned, part of makers mark and “United States” on blade are weak. Scabbard has several small dents near drag. 4-49885 JS29 (700-800)

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430

MODEL 1840 NAVAL CUTLASS. Blade marked “N.P. Ames, Springfield/USN/1845”. Complete with scabbard. This is not the scabbard normally associated but appears comptempory to the use of this sword. CONDITION: Very good overall with gray blade with a few nicks in cutting edge. Blade markings are sharp. 4-49696 JS28 (750-1,000)

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431

MODEL 1832 U.S. ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD. Blade marked “N.P. Ames, Springfield/United States 1835”. Complete with correct scabbard. CONDITION: Very good overall, blade is gray with some areas of shine. Scabbard is sound and complete with one weak area in leather adjacent drag. 4-49890 JS27 (500-600)

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432

MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 31-1/2” blade marked “AMES MFG CHICOPEE MASS”. Complete with scabbard also marked “AMES MFG CHICOPEE MASS”. CONDITION: Sharkskin grip and twisted wire wrap are 90% complete. Blade etch is good with tiny areas of original frost. Hilt retains traces of gilting in protected areas. Top two scabbard mounts retain about 50% original gilt. Drag is missing screw and numerous small dents and only traces of gilt. 4-49715 JS41 (800-1,000)

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433

MODEL 1860 ENLISTED NAVY CUTLASS. Blade marked with anchor and “1861”, conplete with scabbard and frog. CONDITION: Blade is nickel plated, grip retains 100% leather and wire, scabbard is very good. Frog is good, though slit where frog button comes is wallowed out. 4-49710, 4-49697 JS38 (650-750)

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434

MODEL 1860 ENLISTED NAVY CUTLASS. Blade marked “AMES MFG. CO CHICOPEE MASS/P/USN/DR/1862”. Complete with original scabbard. CONDITION: Grip retains about 100% original leather, no wire, basket hilt has a couple 1/2” dents. Hilt has deep chocolate red patina. Blade is gray with some areas of original shine. Blade appears retipped. Tip of scabbard broken off. 4-49893 JS37 (500-600)

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435

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. Blade marked “AMES MFG. CO CHICOPEE MASS/US/JH/1857”. Blade has areas of original polish. The cutting edge has been resharpened. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Grip is excellent, all leather and wire with some original shine to the leather. Hilt is uncleaned with original washer. Scabbard has scattered staining and areas of light pitting. 4-49708 JS31 (800-1,000)

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436

MODEL 1860 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. Blade marked “C. Roby/W. CHELMSFORD MASS/ US/1865/AGM”. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is fine with scattered areas of light pitting and a few chips in cutting edge. Grip retains almost 100% leather and wire. 4-49704 JS32 (650-750)

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437

MODEL 1860 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. Blade marked “MANSFIELD & LAMB FORESTDALE RI/US/JCW/1864”. Complete with scabbard. Scabbard is inspected with “CEW” as with pommel cap. CONDITION: Grip leather about 100% though cracking and flaking, original wire intact. Blade shows areas of original polish, few small nicks in to cutting edge of blade. 4-49896 JS33 (650-750)

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438

MODEL 1860 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. Blade marked “C. Roby/W. CHELMSFORD MASS/ US/1865/AGM”. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Grip leather is about 100% as is wire. Blade is gray. Scabbard and hilt were cleaned and have old varnish/paint on them in areas. 4-49711 JS34 (650-750)

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439

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. Well made reproduction. Blade marked “US 1863”, complete with scabbard, reproduction sword knot and an original Indian War Rock Island Arsenal” patent sword hanger. 4-49714 JS36 (100-150)

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440

MODEL 1860 ENLISTED CAVALRY SABER. Blade marked “C.ROBY W.CHELMSFORD” in circle, oppositive side on ricasso marked with unusual upside down “1863” and “US”. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Leather 95% complete with wire on grip. Scabbard cleaned with scattered areas of pitting. 4-49093 JS35 (500-1,000)

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441

MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade marked “CLAUBERG, SOLINGEN”. Complete with Ames marked scabbard. CONDITION: Grip sharskin wrap and wire are 100% complete. Blade is very good to fine. Two 9” etched panels on either side of blade contain fancy “U.S.” and an eagle with E.Pluribus Unum. Panels retain original frosting and some gilting. Scabard is missing throat, retains traces of gilt on each mount. 4-49717 JS42 (600-700)

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442

MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 30-1/4” blade marked “AMES MFG CHICOPEE MASS”. Complete with scabbard also marked “AMES MFG CHICOPEE MASS”. CONDITION: Sharkskin grip and twisted wire wrap are complete, Blade etch is weak but all readable. Scabbard has nickel plated throat, otherwise standard Ames mounts and drag. 4-49888 JS40 (650-750)

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443

MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 32” blade marked “AMES MFG CHICOPEE MASS”. Complete with scabbard also marked “AMES MFG CHICOPEE MASS”. CONDITION: Sharkskin grip and twisted wire are complete with one 4” crack on left side of grip wrap. Blade etch is light, Ames maker marking is almost unreadable. Scabbard has two 1/2”cracks, one near throat and one between top two mounts, otherwise scabbard is good condition with only a fews dents in drag. 4-49241 JS43 (800-1,000)

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444

MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 31-1/2” blade is marked “HORSTMANN & SONS PHILADELPHIA”. Blade is etched with about 15” to 16” panels on both sides with patriotic motif including eagle, flags, drums, “U.S.” eagle and E. Pluribus Unum. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Grip is 100% complete leather and wire. Blade has been cleaned, etching is all readable but weak in some areas. Brass mounted iron scabbard has been polished and lacquered as has hilt. 8-87167 (500-650)

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445

MODEL 1852 NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade marked “SHANNON, MILLER & CRANE NEW YORK NY”. Sword is complete with scabbard and sword knot. CONDITION: Approximate 12” etch panels exhibits well over 50% original frosting, but several areas of black staining/pitting also shown. Sharkskin grip and wire are complete. Hilt and scabbard mounts exhibit well over 75% original gilting. 4-50015 JS45 (250-350)

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446

MODEL 1852 NAVY OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade marked “CLAUBERG, SOLINGEN”. Complete with correct scabbard. Sharkskin grip has triple wire. CONDITION: Grip and wire 95% intact, hilt and scabbard have nice untouched patina. Sharkskin scabbard in good condition. Drag missing screw. Blade etch is very light and worn but etched panels of eagle on top of cannon, fluted anchor, “U.S”, ship’s mast and flag are readable. 4-49892 JS44 (500-600)

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447

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD CIRCA 1830. Complete with etched brass scabbard. Bone grip with twisted wire. Blade is blue and gold. Langets both exhibit eagles. CONDITION: Overall very good. Blue and gold is well over 50% intact. 4-49891 JS46 (750-1,000)

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448

FRENCH CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. Dated 1855 , complete wich scabbard. Grip is polished horn with twisted wire wrap. Foliate decorated pommel, quillon and branches. Iron scabbard with single iron mount. CONDITION: Blade is cleaned. Scababrd has scattered dents and is polished. Hilt is polished. 4-49094 JS50 (500-600)

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448A.

FINE GERMAN ARTILLERY SWORD. 34-1/4” single fuller blade is etched on both sides. Left side has an artillery troop with a six-horse team lead by an officer on horseback pulling a cannon and caisson. Right side identifies the outfit as regiment “V. Peuchker (1Schles.) No 6”. Iron scabbard is plated. CONDITION: Near excellent with bright blue on the etched surfaces. There are a few nicks in the edge of the blade. Scabbard and hilt are slightly dull with some rust on the pommel and a slight looseness to the wire wrap on the grip. 4-48352 (700-900)

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449

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED ARTILLERY SABER. Blade marked “AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE MASS/1865/JF/US”. Complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Grip is intact with leather and wire. Scabbard has numerous small dents, middle ring is loose and missing throat. 4-49709 JS47 (400-500)

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450

ENLISTED ARTILLERY SABER, FRENCH MANUFACTURE. Dated 1831, complete with scabbard. CONDITION: Leather and iron wire iron wrap are complete. Gray blade. Scabbard shows repair to throat. 4-49897 JS48 (300-400)

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451

MODEL 1840 ENLISTED ARTILLERY SABER. Blade marked “AMES MFG CO CABOTVILLE MASS/1848/WD/US”. Complete with scabbard. Drag of scabbard and hilt both stamped with “74”. CONDITION: Grip wrap is very good, complete leather and wire. Blade is fine. Most of blade shows original polish. 4-49894 JS49 (750-850)

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452

MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade marked “LODER MFG. CO. ROCHESTER NY”. Complete with scabbard. Guard decorated with eagle over six flags, folding langet is decorated with patriotic shield and spray of arms. CONDITION: Sharkskin grip and twisted wire are comple. Scabbard mounts and hilt exhibit traces of gilt. Blade is 75% plus frosty mint. 4-49889 JS53 (250-350)

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453

MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade and scabbard marked “AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE MASS”. Sharkskin grip with twisted wire. Guard decorated with an eagle over six flags, folding langet is plain. CONDITION: Diamond shaped blade is near frosty mint. Brass scabbard has raised relief mounts and is etched with foliate decoration and patriotic shield between drag and middle mount. A panel for presentation is empty and is engraved between the top two mounts. 4-49034 JS51 (1,000-1,500)

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454

MILITIA SWORD CIRCA 1830. Knights head pommel, fluted bone grip, cruciform guard with large langet with eagle. White etched blade with no maker. Brass scabbard with foliate engraving. Two carrying rings and frog button. CONDITION: Scabbard, hilt and pommel have traces of original gilting. Blade is still 50% frosty. 18” etched panels contain patriotic motifs including eagle with E. Pluribus Unum, sprays of arms, liberty cap and floral decoration. One quillon bent over and bone handle is cracked and chipped. 4-49023 JS55 (800-1,000)

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455

MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. Blade marked “AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE MASS”. Sharkskin grip with twisted wire is complete. Guard decorated with eagle over six flags, folding langet is decorated with patriotic shield and spray of arms. CONDITION: Blade is 90% frosty mint. Brass mounted steel scabbard is fine. Scabbard mounts and hilt exhibit 90% plus original gilt. 4-49705 JS52 (400-500)

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456

MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD. 26” blade complete with scabbard. This varity has partially turned down langet and is unmarked. CONDITION: Scabbard and sword overall very good. Blade apparently retipped. 4-49712 JS59 (200-300)

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457

MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD. 32” blade marked “EMERSON & SILVER TRENTON NJ/US/DFM/1863” complete with correct metal scabbard with brass mounts. Scabbard drag is also inspected with “DFM” as is hilt. CONDITION: Blade is gray with some areas of original shine, drag on scabbard has numerous dents and has tear where screw attaches, hilt very good. 4-49707 JS60 (350-450)

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458

MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD. 32” blade marked “EMERSON & SILVER TRENTON NJ/US/DFM/1863” complete with correct metal scabbard with brass mounts. Scabbard drag is also inspected with “DFM” as is hilt. CONDITION: Blade fine with area of original polishing, scabbard drag has a couple of small dents, scabbard body has most of its original brown finish, hilt very good. 4-49886 JS61 (400-500)

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459

MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD. 31-3/4” blade marked “AMES MFG CO. CHICOPEE MASS/US/AHC/1863”. CONDITION: Hilt very good, blade fine with some original polish. 4-49702 JS58 (200-300)

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460

MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN’S SWORD. 28” blade is marked “COLLINS & CO, HARTFORD, 1862” complete with original scabbard. CONDITION: Blade is near mint, with about 100% original polish, hilt is very good, scabbard mounts very good, scabbard body exhibits some cracking and chipping. 4-49713 JS62 (350-450)

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462

BATTLEFIELD RELIC MODEL 1860 NAVAL CUTLASS. Purported to have been dredged from Mobile Bay. Basket is shattered from possible shell damage. A rack number 16M/703 is stamped in guard. Old paint on blade read “MOBILE BAY”. CONDITION: Blade is extremely pitted consistent with purported story. Grips contains bare wood, no wrap remains. 4-50139 (600-700)

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463

AMES STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 28” single fuller blade marked with 3-line Ames logo on left ricasso “US / CSL / 1864” on the right. The leather scabbard has brass throat and drag. “JH” inspector mark on the guard and “T.K.L” on the drag. CONDITION: Bright blade with a few shallow nicks in the edge and some widely scattered spots of surface rust. The brass has a mellow patina. Leather has been resewn at the throat and has light chips missing elsewhere but is still solid. 4-49632 FS144 (200-400)

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464

U.S. NAVY MODEL 1917 CUTLASS. 24-3/4” single fuller clip point blade. Black leather scabbard with blackened metal tip. CONDITION: Most of the blue remains on the blade but most of the black paint is missing from the grip. Scabbard is very good with only light marks. 4-49676 FS298 (200-400)

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465

AMES MODEL 1833 ARTILLERY SWORD. 19-1/8” triple fuller double edge blade marked “AMES MF’G CO / CHICOPEE” on the left ricasso and “US / ADK / 1855” on the right. “A.D.K. / RHKW” inspector marks on the crossguard. CONDITION: Spots of moderate pitting, heavier at the tip. Brass is fine. Scabbard is fine with minor scratching and loss of finish. 4-49675 FS297 (600-900)

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466

FUR TRADERS SHORT SWORD. 21-3/4” triple fuller blade with heavy cast lion’s head pommel and lion’s paw crossguard. The grip is covered with leather and wrapped with twisted copper wire. The blade is similar in shape to the French 1825 artillery or American 1833 artillery swords but lighter in weight. This sword came from the Museum of the Fur Trade when they sold some of the items purchased by its founder after his death. He purchased it in Canada from a family from Winnipeg who claimed it had belonged to an ancestor in the Red River Settlement. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting. Crossguard is bent slight on one side. Most of the finish has worn off the leather on the grip and it is worn through in a couple of places but still solid. An attractive display piece. 4-50132 FS169 (1,000-1,500)

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467

LOT OF 5 U.S. SWORDS. 1) Unmarked artillery hanger with 321/2” curved blade, wide fuller, nickeled brass knuckle bow, ball cross guard, nickeled iron scabbard that does not quite fit.-Good. 2) Horstmann U.S. marked NCO sword without scabbard.-Good. 3) Unmarked musician sword with iron scabbard and brass trim.-Very good. 4) Ridabock late officer’s sword with etched blade and original scabbard, D-guard knuckle bow with wire wrapped fish skin handle, nickel scabbard.-Very good. 5) Horstmann inscribed sword, post war issue, etched blade with the name “F.C. Berry”. Three branch hand guard with gutta percha handle, etched blade with nickel scabbard.-Extremely fine. 4-49241-580 JR531 (500-1,000)

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468

LOT OF 3 BAYONETS AND 2 SWORD SCABBARDS. 1) “U.S.” marked 1855 rifle bayonet, brass handle with “WW” inspector mark and “17” on the back of the handle – good; mottled silver and brown blade. 2) Brass handled Yaghatan 19-5/8” blade. SN 707, probably for a Spencer or Sharps & Hankins – lightly pitted blade, dinged handle, broken latch. 3) Lebel bayonet, brass handle with scabbard – good. 4) Reproduction Indian sword scabbard, purple wrapped with crude silver fittings – good. 5) Long straight sword scabbard, 38-1/2” x 2” at the top with two hangars and a tooled leather strap. The body, covered with lizard or snakeskin – skin is slightly shrunken, fair to good. 4-49241-566 JR328 (300-500)

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469

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA FIGURE EIGHT SWORD. 28-1/2” lightweight single fuller blade. The figure eight guard is very thin. CONDITION: Very heavy pitting with chips on the edge of the blade. The guard has several small bends. Traces of black paint remain on the mostly brown patina iron grip. 4-50126 (2,000-2,500)

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470

ASSEMBLED SWORD. 34-1/4” triple fuller Germanic blade with unreadable inscription in the gutters. The silver hilt is unmarked but appears to be Germanic with double langets and knight’s head pommel. Wooden hilt was wrapped with silver wire but 3/4 of that is now missing. The leather scabbard has a fancy cutout leather tip and a tar covered throat with brass tacks. A faded red sash is wrapped around the upper part of the scabbard. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting on the blade with signs of cleaning closer to the hilt. The outer branch of the guard and quillon are bent. The remaining wire is loose. Scabbard has some losses on the reverse but is still reasonably sound. The sash is tattered. 4-49318 X35 (500-1,000)

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471

AMES MODEL 1836 CAVALRY SABER. 35-3/4” double fuller blade marked “N. P.AMES / CABOTVILLE / 1846” on the left ricasso, “US / N W P” on the right. The iron scabbard is unmarked. CONDITION: Bright blade with scattered light pitting. Hilt has a crack under the wrapping, wire is still intact. Scabbard appears to have been cleaned and is lightly pitted. 4-49517 FS313 (400-600)

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472

MASONIC SWORD. Plain blade, Knight head pommel, fluted ivory grip. CONDITION: Blade has been sharpened and cleaned. Hilt has traces of gilt remaining. Minor chips on the grip. Scabbard has light surface rust. Half of the enamel is missing from the St. Andrews cross. 4-49526 FS321 (50-100)

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472A.

CASED 19TH CENTURY DIRK. 16” double edge single fuller blade. Iron guard and pommel. Not marked, but probably continental. The case is a modern glass top made to display this dirk. CONDITION: Gray to brown patina with light pitting and surface rust. The fluted wooden grip retains about 90% of its black stain. 4-49523 FS319 (300-600)

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472B

CONFEDERATE SILK PRESENTATION FLAG WITH TREMENDOUS PROVENANCE. Large silk presentation flag made by the ladies of Augusta, Georgia, and presented by them to the Washington Light Artillery. According to noted historian Howard Madaus, the reverse colors may be indicative of this battery’s association with Polk’s Corps, which flew flags with a blue field. Accompanied by a copy of a notarized letter from Effie Neibling dated 1932 stating that the unit presented the flag to her father 2nd Lt. John Neibling after the surrender at Appomattox. Accompanied by copies of letters of authenticity by Howard Madaus and Fonda Thomsen. 4-50221 (20,000-30,000)

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472C

NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST FAMILY BIBLES. Velvet-covered Bible – personal property of Gen. Forrest’s wife Mary and so signed. Brown leather-bound Bible stamped in gilt letters “W. M. Forrest from his MOTHER”. Carried through the war by Lt. William “Willy” Forrest and presented to his bride after the war. Third Bible presented to William Forrest, Jr, Nathan’s grandson. 4-50231 (5000-7000)

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472D

DRUM PRESENTED TO CONFEDERATE DRUMMER BOY. Bottom head inscribed in pencil “I received this on January 1, 1863 at Adairsville, Georgia” – name indecipherable. Accompanied by pair of hickory sticks. 4-50229 (2500-3500)

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472E

CONFEDERATE GENERAL’S EPAULETTES. Possibly those of General Howell Cobb “Defender of Macon”. Ex King collection. 4-50230 (700-900)

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472F

BRASS SNUFF BOX PURPORTED TO BE THAT OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. Small brass snuff box engraved “J. Davis 1857” and stamped inside “W Howe” “W. Hampton”. 4-50235 (1000-1200)

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472G

AMBROTYPE IMAGE OF GENERAL LONGSTREET. Image of General Longstreet in Mexican War dress uniform. Provenance – Hap Moore image auction. 4-50239 (600-800)

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472L

MATTHEW BRADY ELEPHANT SIZE ALBUMEN PRINT OF LINCOLN. Large print of Lincoln seated in an armchair, nicely framed. Print has a number of scuffs, but is otherwise in very good condition. 4-50247 (600-800)

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473

RARE AND IMPORTANT HISTORICAL CASED PAIR OF FLINTLOCK PISTOLS IDENTIFIED TO DR. BENJAMIN RUSH, SIGNOR OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Cal .56. 3-1/8” oct bbls. Marked “H-NOCK” on the lockplates “LONDON” on bbls. In a typical English oak case with bullet mold, powder flask, cleaning rod with ball screw and one empty compartment. This set of pistols belonged to Dr. Benjamin Rush. Among the documents accompanying the pistols is an affidavit dated 1901 from his great grandson giving family history and ownership of these pistols until that date. Other documents describe Rush’s career and descent. He was, of course, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and an active Revolutionary War leader. Less well know is the fact that he was the preeminent physician of the day and was active in founding the hospital systems in the United States and known as the father of psychiatry. During his later life he was responsible for facilitating the reconciliation of friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. A relationship which would last until their death. Henry Nock, the maker of these pistols, was one of the best known British gun makers of the time and it is reasonable to assume that Rush would have had an opportunity to purchase the pistols from him. Also accompanying the lot is replica of the Declaration showing Rush’s signature at the tail of John Hancock’s. There is also a small silhouette of a man in a top hat purported to be Benjamin Rush and copies of pages from his autobiography. CONDITION: Fine, retaining most of the finish on metal and wood. There are minor handling dents on the wood and slight fading to the casehardening colors on the locks but the blue on bbl tangs, trigger guards and tail pipes is bright. The three compartment flask has a dark patina and a replaced spring. The key works the lock. One of the latches on the front of the case is missing. 4-50096 (30,000-50,000)

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474

CASED PAIR MANTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOLS. Cal .50. 10-1/8” oct bbls in a 18-1/4” x 9” mahogany case with marquetry edges. The carrying handle in the lit is rectangular with points on the ends. Case is lined with green velvet and has compartments for the two guns, cleaning rod, bullet mold and three compartment powder flasks. The layout is somewhat unusual in that the pistols are aligned bbl to bbl. The pistols are marked “MANTON” on the locks and “MANTON * LONDON” in gold on top of bbl. There is also a gold band at the rear of each bbl. There is light engraving on bbl tang and trigger guards. According to the serial number these pistols were probably made in 1797 and are nearly identical to a pair made the same year and pictured in Neal & Back’s Manton Book. The layout of the case is entirely different. The bullet mold is a common 32 bore mold and is probably a replacement. The flask is unmarked and not of the quality found in Manton’s sets. The key works the lock. SN 2836. CONDITION: Pistols are about fine retaining about 1/3 the very thin damascus finish on bbl but most of the varnish on the wood. Locks have mostly faded to silver. The case has minor damage and slight repair on the exterior, interior is very dirty and somewhat scuffed. Locks are fine. 4-49123 X48 (6,000-10,000)

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475

CASED PAIR OF SMITH FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. Cal .30. 1-1/2” round bbls. Marked “SMITH” on left side of the frame and “LONDON” on the right. Birmingham proof marks on the bottom of the frames. The silver thumb pieces are engraved with a dragon. The oak case is modern. It is lined with green velvet and contains combination bullet mold, bbl wrench that is too large for the plugs on bbl, another bbl wrench also too large and a three compartment Dixon flask which contains balls of a proper size. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray brown patina overall. Wood is fine. Actions are fine. Powder flask retains about 85% of its varnish and gold wash. Case is fine. 4-49905 FS247 (800-1,200)

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475A.

CASED PAIR OF STRAIGHT RAZORS. Fancy blades marked “JOHN BROWN & Co. / RAZOR MAKER TO HIS MAJESTY / KING WILIIAM IV / COLUMBIA WORKS SHEFFIELD”. The scales are mother of pearl and in sculpted on both sides with the crown at the tip, rose and thorn shield with arrows and naval anchor. They are cased in a fine rosewood box with mother of pearl nameplate and stringing. The interior is lined with purple velvet. One of the short dividers and the left end of the lid are missing. CONDITION: Fine with a few specks of very light pitting on each blade. The tip of one scale is missing including part of the anchor. There is slight loss of varnish on the top. 4-50145 FS187 (2,500-3,500)

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476

TOWER SEA SERVICE PISTOL. Cal .50. 12-3/16” round bbl. Dated 180X on the stock. The belt hook is a reproduction. Ramrod is a replacement. The standard “TOWER” and GR” marks on lock. “ER” is stamped on the left flat of the stock. NSN. CONDITION: Lightly cleaned with fresh rust and pitting on bbl. Stock has been heavily cleaned and waxed. Lock needs adjustment. 4-49821 FS164 (600-1,200)

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477

FRENCH MODEL 1763 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .69. 9” round bbl made at Ibreville. Bbl and stock were shortened at the time of the Revolution. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate to heavy pitting. Stock has been waxed over pits and fills. Action is good. 4-49840 FS165 (800-1,200)

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478

NORTH MODEL 1819 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 10-1/8” round bbl. “LS” cartouche on left side of the stock. Standard North marks on lock. Professional reconversion using some original parts. NSN. CONDITION: Metal parts except lock have been cleaned to white with some light to moderate pitting remaining. Wood is very good and has a wax coating. Lock is fine. 4-49948 FS166 (1,000-1,500)

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479

NORTH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 9-1/4” round bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. “V” over “LS” cartouche on the left side of the stock. Possibly original flintlock as the rear of bbl has the deep condemnation mark above the “RJ” inspector mark above the touch hole. No marks on the internal lock parts. NSN. CONDITION: Heavy rust brown patina on metal parts. Stock has numerous dents and gouges but is still solid. Lock is fine. 4-49285 (1,800-2,200)

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480

NORTH MODEL 1819 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 10” round bbl. Dated 1822 at the rear of the lockplate. “LS” cartouche on the left side of the stock. Reconverted. The rammer assembly is a replacement. NSN. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting except in enhanced areas where it has been smoothed. Stock shows repairs in the lock area and several severe scratches. Minor chips are missing on the forearm. Lock is okay. 4-49286 (1,400-1,800)

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481

JOHNSON MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-1/2” round bbl. Lockplate is dated 1839. Sharp “WAT” and “JH” cartouches on the left side of the stock. Most of the lock parts have two diamond touch marks but the pan is unfinished. The hammer and frizzen are heavily polished. There are no inspector initials on bbl band, side plate or ramrod. NSN. CONDITION: Metal surfaces lightly cleaned with minor pitting remaining. Stock does not appear to have been sanded but the entire length of the backstrap is showing on both sides. Lock is good. 4-49281 (1,500-2,500)

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482

JOHNSON MODEL 1836 MARTIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-1/2” round bbl. “JH” and “W.A.T” cartouches on the left side of the stock. Dated 1841 on the lockplate and 1776 on bbl. NSN. CONDITION: All metal has been cleaned to bright with the remains of some light pitting at the breech. Lock parts except some screws carry assemble marks “IC”. The pan has two extra marks that have been crossed off. Wood is sharp with one dent at the bottom of the left flat. There are minor scratches and dents but it is still solid. Action is fine. 4-49678 FS224 (1,500-2,500)

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483

WATERS MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-1/2” round bbl. “EV” and “M.P.L.” cartouches on the flat of the stock. The parts of the lock have various assembly numbers. The hammer is replica. Bbl appears to be original but has not been x-rayed. NSN. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned but some pitting remains. The other metal has an even gray patina with areas of light pitting and surface rust. Stock is sharp with good inspector marks. This would be a very attractive pistol with correct hammer. Mechanics are good. 4-49680 X63 (1,500-2,500)

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484

WATERS MODEL 1836 MARTIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-1/2” round bbl. Dated 1839 on the lockplate. Sharp “EV” and “M.E.L.” cartouches on the left side of the stock. “XXII” stamped in top of bbl. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light pitting overall. Original flintlock with matching inspector mark on all parts of lock. Stock is fine with small dents and scratches. Action is fine. 4-49791 FS194 (1,000-1,500)

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485

UNUSUAL CONTINENTAL QUEEN ANNE FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .52. 5-1/2” screw bbl. Silver mounted. Marked “REVHLA-A-STRASBOVRG” on the lower right flat of the action. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall. The silver mounts are heavily worn. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Action is fine. 4-49941 FS231 (1,000-1,500)

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486

UNIDENTIFIED EUROPEAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .60. 8-1/8” part oct bbl. No markings or proof marks. The ramrod is a replacement. Lightly carved stock with brass furniture. NSN. CONDITION: Iron parts have an acid cleaned appearance with even light pitting. Stock has been repaired with some replacements and refinish. Lock is fine. 4-49279 FS195 (650-850)

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487

FINE MIQUELETTE PISTOL. Cal .62. 3-5/8” part oct bbl. Bbl, lockplate and trigger guard are engraved with gold highlights. No maker’s name appears. The stock is finely checkered. The ramrod is a replacement. NSN. CONDITION: Metal has a smooth gray patina with most of the gold inlay remaining. There is a poor repair on the left side of the muzzle, otherwise wood is very good. Lock is crisp. 4-49822 FS168 (1,000-1,500)

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488

SNAPHAUNCE POCKET PISTOL. Cal .44. 4-7/8” part oct bbl. Marked “A.L.” on top of bbl. The gold cartouche at the rear of bbl is mostly removed. Ramrod is a replacement. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with light pitting. Stock is fine with minor handling marks. 4-49904 FS167 (800-1,200)

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489

WHITEHOUSE DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL W/BAYONET. Cal .41. 2-3/4” round bbls. Marked “J Whitehouse” on the left side of the frame and “West Bromarch” on the right. The stock is almost completely checkered. The 2-3/4” spring bayonet is operated by the trigger guard. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Wood is very good with a few points of the checkering missing. Action is fine. 4-49910 FS197 (400-600)

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490

FINE MORTIMER DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .48. 1-1/2” round bbls. Marked “H. W. MORTIMER / LONDON” on the left side of the frame, ”GUN . MAKER To His / MAJESTY” on the right. Bbls are number 2 and 3 to match the same numbers on the frame. The frizzen spring is a lightweight replacement but functions okay. NSN. CONDITION: Gray blue refinish remains on most metal parts. The switch is a poor replacement. Grips are heavily revarnished. Mechanically fine. 4-49820 FS221 (250-500)

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491

NOCK DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .36. 1-3/8” round bbls. “H-NOCK” on the left side of the frame, “LONDON” on the right. It has Birmingham proof marks on the bottom of the frame. The silver thumb piece is engraved “WB / D”. NSN. CONDITION: Blue brown patina overall. The right side of the stock is cracked. Mechanically fine. 4-49819 FS220 (300-400)

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492

SMALL EUROPEAN FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .31. 1-5/8” round bbl. Unreadable markings on the left side of bbl. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray brown patina on the metal, sharp edges on the wood. Mechanically fine. 4-49883 FS216 (500-800)

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493

SMALL DURS EGG FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .44. 1-3/4” round bbl. Marked “D-EGG” on the left side of the chamber, “LONDON” on the right. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall. Minor dents and scratches on the stock. Action is fine. 4-49304 FS189 (300-600)

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494

MINIATURE BOND FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .30. 1-7/16” round bbl. Frame is marked “W. BOND” on the left side and ”LOMBARD / STREET / LONDON” on the right. There are Birmingham proof marks on the bottom of the frame. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray metal on bbl, mellow patina on frame. Grips have been revarnished. Mechanically fine. 4-49818 FS223 (300-600)

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495

MAUBERGE GENDARME MODEL AN9 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .52. 5” round bbl. Dated 1816 on bbl and stock. Marked on the lock “Manuf. Roy / du Mauberge”. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina. Wood has minor cracks at the lockplate screws and at the front of the lock. Hammer screw is a replacement. Mechanically fine. 4-49906 FS200 (500-800)

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496

VERY OLD BRONZE HAND CANNON. Cal .78. 7-1/2” bronze bbl. 10-1/4” overall length. The breech section of bbl is the largest diameter of the piece. There are five reinforcing rings cast along its length including a wide one at the muzzle. This was meant to be mounted on a pole of approximately 1” diameter and fired by a match. The marking on the mounting cavity has been translated as “Four / Arrow / Firearm / Barrel”. Firearm can also be translated as cannon. The four lines of inscribed markings translates approximately “Made by Kim Gu Gin, produced by Ministry of Defense, First Month, Year 1665”. NSN. CONDITION: Appears to have been excavated with areas of corrosion and pitting but generally fine for a real hand cannon. 4-50027 FS228 (1,500-3,000)

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497

BRONZE SWIVEL CANNON. Cal .52. 15” overall. The bronze swivel is cast in one piece. On a homemade wood stand. CONDITION: Dark patina with some corrosion. 4-49550 FS259 (750-1,250)

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498

SMALL BRONZE MORTAR. 1-1/4” bore, 4-1/2” long. No marks, probably 19th Century. CONDITION: Dark patina with minor dents and scratches. 4-49549 FS243 (250-500)

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499

UNUSUAL DOUBLE BARREL CANNON. Cal .52. 8-3/4” bbls including cascabel. Rough sand cast including carriage and decorations. There is an alligator chasing an unidentified animal down the top of bbl. CONDITION: Dark patina with some rubbing. The trail of the carriage on the right side has been replaced with a three piece lamination. The riveting on the carriage is very loose. 4-49320 FS229 (200-400)

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500

SMALL JAPANESE MATCHLOCK PISTOL. Cal .22. 4” stepped oct bbl decorated with dragons in gold and silver. The pan cover and pin are replacements. NSN. CONDITION: Most of the gold and silver decoration on bbl is worn off to a smooth gray patina. The stock is cracked at the rear of bbl and 2/3 of the black varnish is worn away. Mechanically okay. 4-49907 FS180 (300-500)

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501

REPLICA BRONZE HAND CANNON. Cal .69. 3-3/8” bbl. Comes with copy of a page from Bannerman catalog showing an original hand cannon of this type. CONDITION: Fine. 4-49942 X62 (100-200)

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502

COMBINATION KNIFE AND FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal .42. 3” part oct bbl. 11” single fuller clip point blade. The lock is marked “WM”. The grip is horn. The mounts are brass. The lower quillion acts as the trigger protector. Brown leather scabbard with brass throat and drag. CONDITION: Blade is bright with scattered patches of surface rust and pitting. Bbl has a dull gray patina with light surface rust and pitting. The right scale is broken and repaired with nails. Mechanically very stiff, possibly rusted internally. Scabbard is fine with minor scuffs. Brass has a dark patina. 4-49250 FS230 (2,000-3,000)

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503

COMBINATION DOUBLE BARREL PISTOL WITH DAGGER BLADE. Cal .31. 3-5/16” round bbls, 9-1/4” spear point single fuller blade etched on both sides with vines and military trophies. The hilt is German silver. NSN. CONDITION: Iron parts have a smooth gray patina slight spots of moderate pitting around muzzles. The grip shows some wear and three of the six attaching screws are missing. Mechanically good. 4-49026 FS161 (2,000-3,000)

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504

COMBINATION MATCHLOCK PISTOL & AXE. Cal .60. 9” part oct bbl. The axe blade is 5”h x 3-5/8”w. The ramrod appears to be forged iron but the match holder appears to be cold rolled. The assemblage is fairly crude with the ramrod pipes brazed on at different angles requiring the ramrod to be bent to insert into the pipes. The breech plug is welded to the rear of bbl. CONDITION: Cleaned mostly bright with some pitting remaining. 4-49201 (500-1,000)

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505

FINE CAUCASIAN MIQUELETTE RIFLE. Cal 55. 28-3/4” part oct bbl. Bbl and lockplate have heavy gold damascene decoration. Stock is overlaid with heavy sheet silver and German silver decorations. Bbl bands are engraved silver. The 2” thick buttplate is solid ivory. There are also tortoise, lapis, coral and ivory inlays in several bands above the buttplate. NSN. CONDITION: Very good with minor breaks in the German silver overlay and chips in the fancy circassian walnut stock. Light natural cracks in the ivory buttplate. Lock is good. 4-49316 FS17 (1,000-2,000)

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506

ORNATE FLINTLOCK DAG BLUNDERBUSS. Cal .50. 12” part oct flared muzzle. There is a copper cartouche on top of bbl simulating a European one and a horse cartouche on each side. There is also a copper band at the breech. The lock is fully engraved. The stock is carved with vines and flowers and a very ornate animal on the bottom. There are silver wire inlays around the edges of the counterplate and lock plate, the latter with silver nails. The wire around bbl tang is missing but most of the nails remain. The buttplate and trigger guard are nicely engraved and the false ramrod has silver wire inlay with a row of decorative nails. NSN. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting. Stock is solid with little wear except to the wire inlay. Lock is good. 4-49025 (1,000-2,000)

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507

CASED ENGLISH BLUNDERBUSS. Cal .60. 14-5/16” round bbl. Marked in script “Joyner” on the lockplate and “London” on top of bbl. London proof marks are at the rear of bbl. The case has been modified from a shotgun case by adding a 1/2” stringer around the bottom of the lid. It contains a shot measure, bullet mold, screwdriver, powder horn and two turned wood boxes. NSN. CONDITION: Rust brown patina on the lock with light pitting. Dark patina on the brass. Wood has been sanded and refinished and has some oil stains at the rear of bbl and tail of the lock. Action is fine. Case is good as modified. Neither key works the lock. 4-49900 FS250 (1,000-2,000)

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508

ASSEMBLED WHEEL LOCK RIFLE. Cal .50. 25-1/2” swamped oct bbl. This assembled rifle appears to be the work of Johan Spitzer, Germany late 19th Century. The basic lock and bbl are original period pieces with additions made as needed. The stock, inlays, triggers and trigger guard are all Spitzer work. The touch marks on the rear of bbl originally had gold in them. The one on the left side appears to have the letters “CR” but the one on the right have a backwards D and a K. There is also a cryptic marking on top of bbl. Bbl has been bushed to line up the touch hole with the pan. The pan cover, wheel cover, cock-cock spring bridle, pan cover release and cock are replacements. NSN. CONDITION: All metal has been cleaned to bright. Wood is very good. About 20% of the inlaid ivory lines are missing. There is some shrinkage and breaking around the inlays of animals. There is no spanner. 4-50029 X21 (3,750-4,250)

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509

JAPANESE MATCHLOCK TEMPLE GUN. Cal .65. 29-3/4” oct cannon shaped bbl with silver overlay decoration. These decorations consist of three kanji at the breech followed by a flowering bush Mon and dragonflies carp and flowers running to the muzzle. Only the Mon is complete with virtually all of the dragonflies and most of the first fish missing their silver. The rocks and water are also mostly missing the silver. The black lacquer stock has three Tokugawa Mons, a large Mon on top and smaller ones on each side. The gold on the top one has mostly worn off. The ones on the side are very good. The pan cover, match holder and associated screws and pins are replaced. NSN. CONDITION: See above for missing parts and finish on bbl. Stock is broken at the tang and has numerous chips and scratches in the lacquer finish. Mechanically not working due to replaced parts. Ramrod and bbl keys are also replacements. 4-50028 X20 (3,750-4,250)

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510

JAPANESE MATCHLOCK RIFLE. Cal .50. 41-7/8” oct bbl. Copper and silver prunus branch inlaid on top of bbl. The pan cover pin is missing. NSN. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy crusty rust on bbl. The brass fittings have a dark patina. Wood is generally good with some losses at the butt where it has gotten damp. Mechanically good. 4-49120 FS13 (1,000-1,500)

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511

RESTORED WHEEL LOCK MILITARY PISTOL. Cal .60. 17-5/8” part oct bbl. The rear of the French style lock has a faint shield shaped mark. The stock, trigger guard, ramrod and grip plate are restored, other parts are original. The grip plate is scratched with the initials “RHD” underneath and the end of the stock is signed in pencil “R H DAUBENPECK”. The new work has been aged to match the original parts. CONDITION: All metal is a gray brown patina with light to moderate pitting, heavier on bbl and ramrod pipes than on the other parts, but still an nice appearing pistol. 4-49839 FS88 (2,000-3,000)

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512

IMPORTANT REVOLUTIONARY WAR PRESENTATION RIFLE CONNECTED TO CAPT. LEVI SPAULDING. Cal. 60. 30-1/4” round bbl. This rare rifle was made by Steven Wallis in England after the Revolutionary War and carrying the issue No. 29 on the trigger guard. This rifle carries and inscription in fancy script “Capt Levi Spaulding / Lyndebough / 1776” on the patchbox. Accompanying the gun are numerous documents concerning the decent of this rifle in Spaulding’s family until the 1950’s and from that time in hands of the family to whom it was given. Levi Spaulding organized a company of soldiers in Lyndebough four days after the battle at Lexington and Concord. He was the Captain of the 9th Co. 3rd NH Regiment at Bunker Hill under the command of Col. James Reed. He fought in other battles including Trenton and Valley Forge up to Yorktown in 1889. After the war he returned to Lyndebough and served in various town positions, as well as state representative and representative to the General Court. He moved to Otsego County, N.Y. around 1805 and according to family information, he received this rifle as a commemorative of his service during the Revolutionary War. He died in Buffalo, N.Y. in 1828 and is buried at the Spaulding family plot in Forest Lawn Cemetery near the Bunker Hill Memorial monument. This monument was designed and erected by U.S. Congressman Eldridge Spaulding, his grandson. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with scattered light pitting. The brass has a dark patina. There are numerous dents and scratches at the wrist, mostly from hanging in a rack. Ramrod is a replacement. Lock is fine. 4-49185 (20,000-30,000)

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512A.

EARLY ENGRAVING “A PLAN OF THE ACTION AT BUNKER’S HILL”. This early engraving depicts a map of Bunker Hill and surrounding regions, and diagram and course on leather indicates action movements of the battle. Details regarding the famous battle of Bunker’s Hill on the 17th of June, 1775. This engraving of a Stedmans officially of the American War published by the author April 12, 1793. IMAGE SIZE: 21” x 18”. CONDITION: Engraving shows original fold creases and the bottom of 1/5 of the engraving was water stained. Foxing dispersed over the surface, otherwise generally good. No glass in the frame. 4-49451 (600-700)

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512B.

REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD 3 POUNDER BARREL. 42” overall including cascabel. This cannon was found at the base of Bear Hill in Reading, MA, site of a Colonial Era lookout over Boston Harbor. The left trunnion is broken off and missing. CONDITION: Excavated. 4-49069 (1,500-3,500)

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513

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1803 RIFLE. Cal .54. 36” part oct bbl. Dated 1817 at the rear of the lock. Numerous proof marks are stamped on the left side of the stock but the inspector initials are not readable. A very good 1803 penny (small date, small fraction) is in the patchbox along with a spare flint and lead. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina overall. Brass has been cleaned but is nicely toned. There is a short crack at the rear lock screw, otherwise the stock is very good. There is a new main spring and one bridle screw but other lock parts appear to be original. The markings are sharp. 4-49923 FS60 (2,000-3,000)

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514

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal .69. 44-1/2” round bbl. Lock is marked “SPRINGFIELD” in downward arc at the rear of the lockplate and “US” inscript in front of the hammer, only traces of the eagle remain. It is dated 1801 on the buttplate tang. There is a silver thumb piece in the wrist of the stock stamped unevenly “SHADRACH / BOND”. This is a professional reconversion with newly made parts. The side screws, middle bbl band, sling swivels and ramrod are also replacements. NSN. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with areas of cleaning and artificial aging. Bbl has a braised repair 2-5/8” from the muzzle and another 14-3/4” from the muzzle. There are numerous repairs to the wood. Lock is functional. 4-50128 FS157 (2,500-4,000)

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515

EARLY FRENCH FUSIL W/BAYONET. Cal .67. 38-1/2” round bbl. Marked with a crown over “S.E” in front of the hammer above an unreadable marking. There are no other marks on it or the 14-1/2” triangular bayonet. Lock on this gun was originally on another as it has a different rear attachment hole but appears to be original to this gun. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with some crusty rust on the lock parts. The hand forged bayonet is an even rust brown color. Wood has several repairs and a large chip is missing at the front of the lock. Lock is fine. 4-450137 X42 (6,500-8,500)

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516

CHARLESVILLE MODEL 1777 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal .70. 44-3/8” round bbl. Dated 1814 at the rear of bbl and on a cartouche on the right side of the stock. The ramrod is a replacement. NSN. CONDITION: The metal has been lightly cleaned with some scattered light to moderate pitting. Wood has light handling marks with all stock markings visible under a light coating of wax. Mechanically good. 4-49234 FS10 (2,000-3,000)

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517

DOGLOCK MUSKET. Cal 7.5. 45” part oct bbl. Lock appears to be Dutch, bbl has Birmingham proof marks at the rear but it has been set back at least once, as the front decorative German silver band runs through one of the proof marks. The Brown Bess style buttplate has been ground overall to fit this club butt stock. The touch hole in bbl is at the rear of the pan, which has been ground to accommodate it. NSN. CONDITION: Heavy, crusty rust on the lockplate except top jaw and screw and dog, which appear to be replacements. Bbl is brown overall with light pitting at the breech. Stock is broken through the wrist. The trigger guard is also broken at the same place. Lock is good. 4-49315 FS16 (2,000-3,000)

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518

“TOWER” BROWN BESS MUSKET. Cal. .80. 41-3/4” round bbl. Although the lock is engraved with the crown over “GR” cipher in front of the hammer and “TOWER” at the rear of the lockplate, bbl has commercial “HB” makers mark and Birmingham proof marks. Reconverted to flintlock. Missing the sling swivels and lower end of the ramrod. NSN. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting overall except reconverted area has been artificially aged. Wood has been broken around the lockplate, repaired, sanded and refinished. Action is good. 4-49090 (2,500-3,500)

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519

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal .69. 44-7/8” round bbl. The cartouches have been obscured with several sets of initials both cut and stamped on the left side of the stock. Only two of these are completely readable “J. P.” on the counterplate and “B. WARE. / SALEM / OHIO” on the left cheek. Lockplate is dated 1801 but no date appears on the buttplate. Lockplate appears to be original flintlock but bbl has been bushed about 3/16” above the current touch hole. There is no eagle above the US on the lockplate. SN 19298. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with light pitting on bbl, slightly heavier on the lock. The tit on the rear bbl band spring is broken but still present. Wood has been repaired under the lockplate and the wood lightly sanded and refinished. Lock is fine. Only 293 muskets were made at Harper’s Ferry in 1801 so the survival rate must be very small. 4-50077 FS130 (3,500-6,000)

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520

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal .69. 44-5/8” round bbl. Large “V / JS” cartouche on the left counterplate. A second “V / MH” cartouche is at the rear of the same surface. The standard eagle head over “P” and “US” sunken cartouches are at the rear of bbl on the left side. “OHIO” is stamped slightly forward of these proof marks. Dated 1815 on the tail of the lockplate. This was the last year that these muskets were made. NSN. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with light pitting at the rear of bbl. Appears to be original flintlock. There is a crack at the rear lockplate screw and several dents and scratches but the wood is still solid. Lock is fine. 4-50079 FS129 (2,250-3,500)

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521

T. FRENCH U.S. MODEL 1808 CONTRACT MUSKET. Cal .69. 44-3/4” round bbl. Marked “T.FRENCH” on the lock in front of the hammer beneath an eagle holding an oval containing “US”, “CANTON” in a downward arc above 1810 on the tail of the lock. Bbl is marked with the eagle head and “CT” cartouche between the “US” and “V”. The same V is stamped on bbl tang and left side of stock above an unreadable oval cartouche. NSN. CONDITION: Gray brown patina with light pitting. Trigger guard and buttplate have a darker patina with some surface rust. Wood has numerous chips, dents and scratches and has some minor cracks at the front of the lock. There is also a fresh chip about 1/2” long above the front of the lockplate. Lock is fine and appears to be original flintlock. 4-450081 FS128 (2,000-3,000)

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522

LARGE DOGLOCK MUSKET OR RAMPART GUN. Cal .85. 55-1/4” part oct bbl. Large Birmingham proof marks on the rear of bbl. The gun was made without a buttplate or trigger guard. The dog is missing. The ramrod is a replacement. The initials “F” and “C” are carved in the right side of the stock along with “JOHN x MILLER / PORTUGAL”. NSN. CONDITION: Heavy brown patina on all iron surfaces. There are many dents around the rear of bbl. The pan is slightly to the rear of the touch hole. Wood is missing minor slivers and has a number of cracks mostly small. Lock is good. 4-50130 FS156 (2,000-3,000)

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523

SCARCE BLAKE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal .69. 42” round bbl marked “U.S. / P.&E.W. BLAKE” on the lockplate in front of the hammer and “NEW HAVEN” in an arc over “1827” at the rear. Bbl tang is dated 1828. Two large oval cartouches are on the left side of the stock but are unreadable. Lock and bbl have been reconverted. The counter plate is also a replacement, probably at the same time. It has been browned to match the rest of the gun. The ramrod is a modern replacement. NSN. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall enhanced in some areas. Stock has been heavily cleaned and waxed but is still solid. Action is good. 4-49869 FS31 (500-1,000)

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524

UNSIGNED TIFFANY & COMPANY SOLID GOLD PRESENTATION SNUFF BOX- FINELY ENGRAVED- A GIFT FROM THE CITIZENS OF BUFFALO, NY TO LIEUT. JOHN L. WORDEN, COMMANDER OF THE U.S.S. MONITOR DURING ITS HISTORIC BATTLE WITH C.S.S. VIRGINIA (MERRIMAC) MARCH 9, 1862. One of the most important and historic American Civil War U.S. Navy artifacts to be presented for public sale. The unmarked SOLID GOLD (approximately 18 Karat) snuff box measures 3-5/8” x 2-3/8” x 6/8” being a hinged rectangular snuff box with a thumb lip on the front. The perimeter of the box is presented with a two-strand twisted gold wire border simulating rope at the top and bottom. On the lid is an oval panel 3” x 1-5/8” framed with the identical twisted gold wire. Within the oval panel is engraved the battle scene between the U.S. Navy Ironclad “Monitor” and the Confederate Navy Ironclad “C.S.S. Virginia” (Merrimac). This engraving is done with the finest hand. The corners of the box (outside the oval panel) are shaded with engraved lines and decorated with nautical devices such as fouled anchors, laurels and tridents. In an arc across the top of the oval panel is engraved in olde English script: “Lieut. John L. Worden, U.S.N.” immediately below in script “From the Citizens of Buffalo, N.Y./ April 8, 1862.” Arched at the bottom in very small Roman capital letters “YOU BEAT THE MERRIMAC AND SAVED THE MINNESOTA.”

The presentation of this box is detailed in the “Buffalo Morning Express” April 9, 1862 on page two. This account tells us that the box originally cost $300.00 and that the amount was raised through subscription of 60 individuals all contributing $5.00 each. A contemporary description of the presentation box and the circumstances surrounding reprinted in the “Buffalo Morning Express” from the “New York World” is presented here:

The citizens of Buffalo upon hearing of the Monitor’s victory over the Merrimac were so delighted at the act that they raised three hundred dollars, and sent it to Tiffany & Co. of this city. In return for the act, Tiffany worked up eight ounces of eighteen carat gold into a box nearly four inches long, some two inches and a quarter broad, and about one inch deep. The edges of the box are ornamented with a solid twist border, representing the ship’s rope-cable. On the lid, a border of the same kind encloses a broad oval, within which is engraved a very spirited engraving of the most extraordinary sea-fight of this, or any other age. Over the engraving is the inscription “To Lieut. John L. Worden, U.S.N.” and under it “You beat the Merrimac and saved the Minnesota.” In the corners of the box are pretty little designs in etchings of a naval character. The snuff box is a very fine one though too heavy for use, its preposterous thickness of material happily exemplifying the ironclad Monitor.

Years later, Worden visited his friends in Buffalo, as noted in the Sept. 2 1874 issue of the Commercial Advertiser. His host Captain E.P. Dorr is quoted as saying “I learned out of his own mouth that the first testimonial reached him from Buffalo, and he said it was the first thing which called his attention to the fact that he had done anything meriting commendation. He said: I was lying on my back, helpless and blind, when my good wife put into my hands the beautiful and appreciated remembrance from friends in Buffalo. I asked my wife to guide my fingers over the inscription and the names of the donors. You cannot imagine the thrill of emotion and pleasure that passed through my mind…”

The single most famous naval engagement of the American Civil War began at dawn on 9 March 1862, as CSS Virginia prepared for renewed combat. The previous day, she had utterly defeated two big Federal warships, Congress and Cumberland, destroying both and killing more than 240 of their crewmen. This day, she expected to inflict a similar fate on the grounded steam frigate Minnesota and other enemy ships, probably freeing the lower Chesapeake Bay region of Union sea power and the land forces it supported. The innovative C.S.S. Virginia would thus contribute importantly to the Confederacy’s military, and perhaps diplomatic, fortunes.

However, as they surveyed the opposite side of Hampton Roads, where the Minnesota and other potential victims awaited their fate, the Confederates realized that things were not going to be so simple. There, looking small and low near the lofty frigate, was a vessel- the USS Monitor, the Union Navy’s own ironclad, which had arrived the previous evening after a perilous voyage from New York. Though her crew was exhausted and their ship untested, the Monitor was also preparing for action.

Undeterred, Virginia steamed out into Hampton Roads. Monitor positioned herself to protect the immobile Minnesota, and a general battle began. Both ships hammered away at each other with heavy cannon, and tried to run down and hopefully disable the other, but their iron-armored sides prevented vital damage. Virginia’s smokestack was shot away, further reducing her already modest mobility, and Monitor’s technological teething troubles hindered the effectiveness of her two eleven-inch guns, the Navy’s most powerful weapons. Ammunition supply problems required her to temporarily pull away into shallower water, where the deep-drafted Virginia could not follow, but she always covered the Minnesota.

Soon after noon, Virginia gunners concentrated their fire on Monitor’s pilothouse, a small iron blockhouse near her bow. A shell hit there blinded Lieutenant John L. Worden, the Union ship’s Commanding Officer, forcing another withdrawal until he could be relieved. By the time she was ready to return to the fight, Virginia had turned away toward Norfolk. The first battle between ironclad warships had ended in stalemate.

John Lorimer Worden was born on March 12, 1818 in the Town of Mt. Pleasant, in Westchester County, NY. After his initial schooling, he became a U.S. Navy Midshipman in 1834 at the age of 16.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1846 and he served in the store ship Southampton off California during the war with Mexico.

As the secession crisis moved toward civil war in early 1861, Lieutenant Worden was sent to Pensacola with secret instructions for the local Naval Commander. While returning to Washington, D.C. by rail, he was arrested by Southern authorities and held as a prisoner of war for several months, an experience that badly damaged his health. He was eventually exchanged for a Lt. Sharpe of the Confederate Navy and returned to New York to recover his health in the care of his wife Olivia Toffey and her family for about seven months in the Quaker Hill area of Dutchess County.

In February 1862, upon resuming active duty, he was given command of the revolutionary ironclad USS Monitor and took her into the historic battle with the CSS Virginia on March 9, 1862. Receiving serious eye injuries in the action, he had to relinquish command. Reportedly, Worden bore the powder marks from his facial wound for the rest of his life, as well as some loss of sight. However, this battle made him a major war hero in the North.

While recovering, Worden was promoted to Commander in July of 1862. Further promoted to Captain, he commanded the Monitor-class Montauk during the first months of 1863, bombarding Fort McAllister, Georgia in January, destroying the Privateer Rattlesnake in February, and participating in the April 7, 1863 attack to recapture Fort Sumter. Captain Worden spent the remainder of the Civil War on the important duty of supervising the construction of new ironclads.

He received the rank of Commodore in 1868 and the next year began five years as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, during which time he was promoted to Rear Admiral. Rear Admiral John L. Worden died in Washington, D.C., on October 18, 1897. CONDITION: The snuff box is in excellent condition being very well cared for through the years. No damage of any sort, marks or other faults are seen on the box other than superficial surface wear to the bottom. 4-49448 CW (20,000-30,000)

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524A.

LARGE FRAMED ARCHITECT’S DIAGRAM FOR STEERING GEAR USED IN THE SHAWNEE LIGHT DRAFT MONITOR. This architect’s rendition of one of the steering mechanisms carries a stamp with an official seal “Light Draft Monitor’s General Inspector’s office sheet #63 December 19, 1863, Isaiah Newton, General Inspector”. Newton has signed the stamp in script. SIZE: Approximately 29” l x 23” w. CONDITION: The image has some creases and fading, otherwise generally good. 4-49450 (2,400-2,800)

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525

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC PAIR OF SOUTHERN AGENT MARKED DERINGERS INSCRIBED TO R.E. LEE. It is a rare occasion, indeed, when anything related to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, one of America’s most famous military leaders comes to market. This offering is an extremely fine pair of Philadelphia Deringers, .41 caliber with 3-1/8” barrels marked “Wolf & Durringer/Louise KY/Agents on the top barrel flats. “Deringer/Philadelphia” is marked on each of the lock plates. The left flat of each barrel is proof marked with a “P” in a sunburst-like cartouche. The barrels were once decorated with gold to simulate Damascus steel. All furniture is German silver. The trigger guards are stamped “2” and “3” respectively near the toe. On each there is a shield shaped escutcheon inset in the stock behind the barrel tang each with period engraved inscription “R.E. Lee/Va”.

Accompanying these two historic Deringers are three letters dated 1933. The first is from a coin dealer in St. Louis offering these inscribed pistols to another dealer. The letter also states that they had been owned by him at an earlier time and sold around 1913 subsequently re-purchasing them in 1933. Furthermore the letter states that they …”belong to Gen. Lee when as an officer in the U.S. Army he was stationed in this part of the country at about the period of the Mexican War.” A letter dated two days later from a New York coin dealer offers these pistols to a customer for $125.00 cash. About one month later there is a handwritten note between the same two reducing the price to $110 (in the very depths of the depression).

The agents Wolf & Durringer appear in the Louisville Kentucky City Directories and there are references to their business as early as 1845. This fine pair of Deringers likely date to the 1850-1855 period. These pistols were actually manufactured by Henry Deringer in Philadelphia, ordered in quantity by this Kentucky dealer and subsequently marked with their name as “agents.” Throughout the career of Robert E. Lee many citizens, soldiers, officers, politicians and friends showered him with gifts of honor and gratitude. Evidence of this is most certainly seen in important museum collections throughout America whose collections have letters and objects presented to Lee. A rare opportunity to acquire a fine pair of high quality and condition southern marked Deringers inscribed to one of America’s most prominent leaders. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The pair retains approximately 95% of the flecked brown finish on the barrels and dark casehardening on the breech plugs, lock plates and hammers. None of the gold decorative elements remain. The German silver furniture is fine with little signs of wear. The varnish on both stocks is worn slightly around the grips and one has a small hairline crack running forward from the left barrel key escutcheon. 4-49249 CW (10,000-50,000)

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525A.

SIGNED ROBERT E. LEE LETTER WRITTEN IN HIS OWN HAND. Dated 29 June 1870, this letter was written by Lee to Major Sidney Herbert, editor of an Alabama newspaper who had informed him of charges made in a Harper’s Weekly taking that General Lee had dishonored himself by taking advantage of his relationship with Gen. Winfield Scott to learn of his plans and strategies before resigning his own commission to join the Confederacy. Lee wrote “Though it is difficult to learn the truth, the facts in the charge cited, might I think have been easily ascertained, inasmuch as I never belonged to the military familly of Genl. Scott, or served near his person except when in Mexico, when I was attached to the Genl. Staff of the army in that country.” This letter is a wonderful insight into the character and gentlemanly poise of Robert E. Lee. It must be remembered that with horrendous loss of life on both sides during the Civil War, and with the polarizing popular issues of slavery vs. abolitionism and union vs. state’s rights, the motives and integrity of the war’s primary characters were constantly called into question by activists on both sides, and even Lee, who had the respect of so many of the North’s military and political leaders, was not immune. CONDITION: 9” x 7-1/2” paper with light blue ruling, laid down on fine silk. Folded in half horizontally, then vertically in thirds. Missing lower left corner, with some scattered light staining and repairs in blank areas at top and bottom. 4-50202 (8,500-10,500)

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525B.

SIGNED LETTER BY CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS WRITTEN IN HIS OWN HAND. Dated Nov. 11th 1861, Jefferson Davis wrote this letter in response to a forwarded request from William Yancey. Yancey had been sent to Europe in March as Confederate Commissioner to England and France. He had earlier asked to resign his commission, then requested that he be given leave to return home to take care of personal affairs, in the case that he was to be kept in the diplomatic service of the Confederacy. The letter reads in “Upon the receipt of information sent through Mr. Williams that Mr. Yancey desired to return a letter was written to him which authorized him to do so. The application was for recall but the authority was so given as to leave the question of his remaining at home, open for future consideration and decision. It was sent long since and he may now be on his way home.” Yancey’s return was in fact delayed several additional months, because three days before this letter was written, Captain Charles Wilkes, U.S. N., commanding the United States sloop-of-war, “San Jacinto,” forcefully boarded the British steamship Trent and captured the Confederate commissioners, John Slidell and James Mason, who were travelling to relieve Yancey. The Trent Affair caused an International stir, and the Lincoln administration released the two men quite promptly, avoiding the strong European support for the Confederacy that would surely have resulted if the Union were popularly perceived in Europe to be a threat to the sovereign rights of non-combatant nations. This is a very nice letter pertaining to a pivotal incident in Civil War history. CONDITION: 8-1/2” x 7-1/4” unlined sheet folded at left margin to a width of 6-1/2”. Approx. 1-1/2” x 1/2” loss near top of folded section, not visible as folded. No visible watermark in sheet. Very light minor stains – sheet has darkened slightly while previously framed, with lighter edges where protected. 4-50203 (8,000-10,000)

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525C.

AUTOGRAPHED CARTE DE VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS. Nice signed CDV of Jefferson Davis in 3/4 left pose, taken by the Richmond photography studio of Vannerson and Jones in 1866 while he was a prisoner of war at Fortress Monroe, in Virginia. After his capture, he was imprisoned there from 1865 until 1867. He was indicted for treason in 1866, but was released on $100,000 bond in 1867, which was secured in part by Horace Greeley, as well as other influential northerners. CONDITION: Card is 3-15/16” x 2-7/16” overall, with applied 3-7/16” x 2-3/16” image. There are several tiny round stains, otherwise excellent, with crisp corners and bright gold double borders. Signature is bold and unfaded. 4-50204 (7,000-8,000)

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529

HISTORIC CIVIL WAR 34 STAR AMERICAN FLAG OF EARLY FORM. This 34 star flag, 1861-1863, in nearly square shape measures 6’ at the hoist, 7’ on the fly. The canton measures 2’ 6” x 3’ having 34 fours white stars in cut outs. All hand sewn, this flag is made of red, white and blue wool bunting except for the stars which are of cotton and the hoist reinforcement of canvas. The form of this flag is early in nearly square-like shape. A very attractive and historic early Civil War flag. CONDITION: Good. There is a large hole in the bottom white strip about 3-1/2” in dia. Other minor holes are present throughout the fly. The fly is separated from its reinforced hoist for about 4 inches at the bottom and the fly end is tattered. 4-50152 CW (1,000-1,500)

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538

HISTORIC 1861 34 – STAR HAND SEWN AMERICAN FLAG. This flag was authorized by Congress on July 4, 1861 (with the addition of the State of Kansas). It measures 9’ x 3’9”, the canton is 2’ x 4’ 2” with 4” high stars sewn in cut-outs. The entire flag is made of red, white and blue wool bunting except for the stars which are of cotton. At the bottom of the canton is a 6” strip of bunting with 7 stars which has aged significantly different than the remainder of the blue canton. Even though it appears as if this strip was added later, I have carefully examined this flag and its construction is consistent with it being a single contiguous product. A very nice early Civil War flag dating 1861-1863 of unusual dimension. CONDITION: Very good. The fly end is quite tattered with numerous period and later repairs. Colors are, generally, good except for the fading of the majority of the canton most of which is now a light blue color except for the 6” strip of dark blue obviously caused by a different dye content in the two separate pieces of bunting used to construct the canton. 4-50067 CW (800-1,200)

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540

MEXICAN WAR ERA VERMONT REGIMENTAL FLAG. 41” x 55” entirely hand sewn silk flag. Device in center of flag is painted in multiple colors on both sides. Device contains spread wing eagle, and on breast is patriotic shield, holding ribbon with E. Pluribus Unum. Under eagle is “Vermont/REGT.NO.26”. Silk hoist still contains blue silk ties. This flag was probably authorized by the Vermont Militia Act of 1844 which called for 27 regiments and this is the 26th of those 27 regiments. CONDITION: Silk is excellent, colors brilliant, numerous tears around fly, showing flag was used. Only a few of these could have survived. It will frame beautifully. 4-50199 (8,000-10,000)

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541

HISTORIC CIVIL WAR ERA WALKING STICK. Silver headed stick, overall 34” long, of tapered varnished wood that appears to be ash or hickory. The head is 2-1/4” long, that bells out to about 1-1/2” diameter. It appears to be sterling silver and is beautifully engraved with floral and arabesque panels. The top of the head is inscribed “Dr/R.P. James/Of/Co. L. 6th Mich Cavalry/Aug 18. 1862/This stick is a relic/of Andersonville/Prison/Stockade”. The stick also has a 1/2” silver band about 4” from the top and at the bottom is a long brass band with a screwed in iron tip. It is accompanied by a hand written note from the consignors Aunt Nina sending him photographs of “Uncle Robert James who had the cane made from stockade at Andersonville Prison”. Also accompanied is a copy Robert P. James’ service in the Civil war, some misc. pension petitions and a history of “Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid of June 11, 1864”. James was under Custer’s command and was captured with a large number of Custer’s troops when they were overwhelmed while trying to sieze a Confederate supply convoy. This action is where James was captured and ultimately transferred to Andersonville June 21, 1864 and paroled on November 26, 1864. He was hospitalized throughout the remainder of 1864 and until May 22, 1865 when he was mustered out. He subsequently became a dentist in Kalamazoo, MI and died in 1926 at the age of 92. Research discloses that James may have obtained this piece of the stockade wall when the prison was expanded to accommodate more prisoners and the prisoners were given the wood. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The knob has numerous small dents and dings with a fine blackish age patina. Wood retains most of a fine varnish finish with several small nicks and scratches. 4-49440 JR25 (3,000-5,000)

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542

CONFEDERATE SECOND NATIONAL FLAG. 57” on fly by 35” high flag constructed entirely of wool bunting with exception of leading edge which is 1-1/2” sleeve made from cotton. Flag is 100% hand sewn. Flag is accompanied by letters of authenticity of Howard Madaus and Textile Preservation Associates (Fonda Thomsen). CONDITION: Fine, exhibiting little or no wear. Minor insect damage is found scattered on flag, there are 5 approximate 1” holes as can be seen in photograph that do not diminish ascetics of this flag. This beautiful flag is a pattern rarely offered. 4-49181 JS80 (20,000-25,000)

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542A.

CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG. About 45-1/2” wide and 25” high, the bars and canton of flag are constructed of wool bunting with 11 cotton stars applied to each side of the canton. The hoist is 1-1/2” cotton canvas with three buttonhole-sewn eyelets for attachment. This flag is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Smithsonian textile expert Grace Cooper dated 1972, and a letter from noted historian and flag expert Howard Madaus dated 2003. CONDITION: Fine, with little or no wear to eyelets or fly. There is scattered insect damage, and a few larger losses, mostly in the canton. The colors are vivid and true – a great First National. 4-49248 (15,000-20,000)

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543

RARE AND OUTSTANDING CONFEDERATE 11-STAR 1ST NATIONAL FLAG. This handsome flag and lot 544 were bought together and are almost identical. They are unusual for a Confederate flag in two respects; first the use of precious brass grommets at the top and bottom and second, the atypical large band or stripe at the bottom. Anything brass was precious to the Confederacy and typically those grommets were not used on flags. Large handmade grommets of this type are the type that was made during the Civil War (by the U.S.) and many have been found in excavation digs and are not like the later models used during the Indian wars, etc. The flag is constructed of wool bunting of canton and bars, stripes are constructed from cotton. Hoist is 2-1/4″ heavy cotton canvas with two large approximate 1″ grommets at top and bottom. This flag, 11-star Confederate flag and naval streamer appear to have been made by the same hand. Accompanying this flag is a letter from one of the nation’s leading textile experts, Fonda Thompson, of Textile Preservation Associates. Fonda’s findings are that the textiles and threads are all Civil War era materials. SIZE: 35″ on the fly x 26″h. CONDITION: Flag shows no signs of use and appears to have always been stored. Colors are bright and the textile has only minor insect damage scattered on the bunting. A beautiful, bright, colorful and highly presentable flag of the period. 4-49166 (5,000-10,000)

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544

RARE AND OUTSTANDING 11-STAR CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAG. This outstanding flag is identical in construction and history to lot 543 above and as stated earlier was purchased at the same time. (See description above). SIZE: 37″ on the fly x 27″h. CONDITION: As is the case with the sister flag, this one is in outstanding condition. It appears to possibly never have been used. The colors are bright with only minor insect damage scattered on the bunting. This is a most esthetic and choice example of a rare and possibly unique Confederate flag. 4-49167 (5,000-10,000)

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544A.

EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE 11-STAR NAVAL STREAMER. This flag, obviously made by the same hand that produced cataloged lot 543 and 544 and was purchased at the same time by the consignor some years ago at an estate auction involving a large military collection. It is constructed of wool in the canton and bars, the stars are cotton, the hoist is 2-1/4” heavy cotton canvas sewn over 3/4” diameter rung. A 3/4” hand-sewn grommet contains an old fragment of rope. The flag is 100% hand sewn. Accompanying this flag is a letter from the nation’s leading textile authority, Fonda Thompson, of Textile Preservation Associates. The letter indicates that the materials and construction are consistent with Civil War era production. We know of no other Confederate Naval streamers having ever been offered before and in addition to its rarity, is certainly an outstanding example. CONDITION: Streamer is intact; showing little wear or use. There are few small scattered holes and a few small brown stains scattered on the flag. An outstanding state of preservation. 4-49168 (2,000-10,000)

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544B.

IMPORTANT AMERICAN SWALLOWTAIL “BONNIE BLUE” STYLE FLAG. This important large military flag appears to have been made during the American Civil War period. All of the attributes, from hand sewn and felled seams to material to hand sewn grommets are characteristic of flags in this time period. The form is identical to the Confederate “Bonnie Blue” style flag or a large U.S. 12th/20th Corps flag being a large dark blue field with a single 5-point white star in the center, with the exception of the fact that is has a swallow-tail fly end. Perhaps an anomaly, perhaps a pre-war manifestation of this popular design and style, this is, nonetheless an important American military flag of historical significance. The flag measures 4.5’ in hoist and 8.5’ in fly (to the tip of the swallowtail). The field is of three joined length of bunting. The large white star, which is hand sewn to appear on both sides through a cut-out, measures stands 28” h. The star is of white cotton, the remainder of the flag is of dark blue wool bunting except for the canvas reinforced hoist. This period cotton reinforcement has two hand sewn grommets at top and bottom.

I hesitate to pronounce this incredible flag “Confederate” without a formal analysis or further information, however, it is clear that this is of the form so widely used by many pre-war southern states as well as flags unofficially adopted by several Confederate states during the American Civil War. Its construction is early-second quarter of the 19th century and most certainly is either a rare southern survivor, an early flag from the 2nd Division 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, or 2nd Division 20th Corps, Army of the Cumberland. CONDITION: Very good. Colors are strong, there is a slight spot of, what appears to be, bleaching near the central star. The tips of the swallowtail fly end are frayed with some losses. The white star is now a bit stained as is the canvas hoist. A magnificent display. 4-49169 CW (5,000-9,000)

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544C.

IMPORTANT PRE-CIVIL WAR 33-STAR GARRISON SIZED AMERICAN FLAG. A large garrison sized American flag having 33 stars adopted on July 4th 1859 (with the addition of the State of Oregon) The flag measures 6’at the hoist, 11-1/2’ at the fly with 6” high stars in cut outs. This flag was authorized for two years until the addition of Kansas on July 4, 1861. The canton measures 4’ 6” x 3’ 6”. The flag is made entirely hand sewn of red white and blue wool bunting except for the stars which are white cotton and the hoist reinforcement which is made of a coarse woven white canvas with two hand sewn grommets. An historic pre-Civil War flag which witnessed the events leading up to the great conflict. CONDITION: Good. The flag is in respectable condition with a few losses to the top of the canton, not affecting stars, and holes here and there throughout the fly. The fly end is tattered from use with minor tears and fraying. Colors are strong, the whites have darkened. 4-49170 CW (800-1,200)

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544D.

IMPORTANT MID-19th CENTURY AMERICAN U.S. NAVAL SHIP’S COMMISSIONING PENNANT. A rare Civil War period flag of red, white and blue with 13 5-pointed stars and nearly 30’ long. Fashioned, according to U.S. regulation as a long tapering pennant, having dark blue wool bunting canton 8” at the hoist and tapering down to a point over its 30’ length. Over the course of the canton are 13 5-point stars hand sewn in cut outs spaced evenly and on alternate planes. The field is of two strips of read and white wool bunting divided evenly over the course of the fly. The hoist is reinforced with a canvass band marked “30F” in period ink and “GBS” in period pencil. A two strand twisted hemp rope is attached. An important naval ship’s flag-rarely seen. CONDITION: Excellent. The flag is very strong with only minor holes and loose stitches mostly near the fly end. 4-49171 CW (1,200-1,500)

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544E.

EARLY 19th CENTURY AMERICAN LODGE/FRATERNAL/SOCIETY FLAG FROM ALBANY. A large, well made, flag measuring 7’ on the hoist and 14’ on the fly, made of white wool bunting with 9-1/2” tall red letters, hand sewn in cut outs so that they appear on both sides reading; “ALBANY No. 23.” The flag is made of 5 strips of bunting each 12” wide with flat felled seams. The top and bottom have a 6” blue border of wool bunting with 5-point cotton stars all hand sewn in cut outs and spaced evenly along the border. The hoist has a white canvas reinforcing strip with 3 hand sewn grommets. A wonderful, folksy, flag in very elongated rectangular form presumably from Albany, New York. The use of this flag is not immediately apparent from its design but the presence of the number “23” seems to be related to a chapter or lodge of some fraternal or societal organization. Its construction details definitely place this in the early to mid-19th century. CONDITION: Very good. All colors have retained an aged but good appearance. Slight losses, here and there, with no major faults. 4-49172 CW (400-600)

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544F.

LOT OF FOUR LATE 19th CENTURY MARITIME MARKER FLAGS. An interesting and colorful set of four commercial maritime flags. #1. Long red and white pennant, 8 1/2’ long on the fly, 30” wide at the hoist. Made of thin white and red wool bunting- White at the hoist, red in the center of the fly and white at the fly end. Canvas reinforced hoist with rope. “Thomas” written in period ink on canvas. CONDITION: Good, colors are bright, minor moth damage. #2. Measures 34” x 45” made of light wool bunting, white field with red St. Andrews Cross in the center. Part hand and part machine stitched. Canvas hoist with rope. “No. 5” written on canvas hoist in period ink. CONDITION: Good, minor moth damage to white field. #3. Measures 34” x 45” made of cotton bunting-red and dark blue bisected diagonally. Canvas hoist with rope. “No.5” written on canvas in period ink. #4. Measures 34” x 45” made of cotton bunting, all red. Canvas hoist and rope. CONDITION: Good, slight wear at folds, strong color. 4-49173, 4-49174, 4-49175, 4-49176 CW (200-400)

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544G.

IMPORTANT AMERICAN CIVIL WAR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN BANNER- LINCOLN/JOHNSON CAMPAIGN 1864. This great and colorful campaign banner for the Lincoln-Johnson presidential campaign of 1864 measures 18’ in length with a 32” hoist tapering slightly across its length to a 16” fly end. It is made of wool bunting with a white fly measuring 17” having two red borders each 6” both slightly tapering near the terminus. Across the center are large 13” high letters of medium blue polished cotton “LINCOLN & JOHNSON” The “S” in Johnson is applied backwards. The entire banner is hand sewn and the letters are only visible from one side. The hoist has a small cotton reinforcement with two hand sewn grommets. A marvelous, bright and important 1864 presidential campaign banner of grand proportions. CONDITION: Very good. All colors are bright, the white faded and darkened slightly indicative of its age. There are numerous small holes and minor fraying, however, these are distributed over a very wide area and only contribute to its antiquity. 4-49177 CW (4,000-8,000)

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544H.

AMERICAN SWALLOWTAIL CENTENNIAL BANNER. A wonderful folksy “1876” handmade banner celebrating America’s centennial. This pole flag is long and rectangular with a swallowtail and measures 19” at the hoist and 55” on the fly (to the tips of the swallowtail) The banner is made of white wool bunting with an applied and crudely sewn printed blue border with five point stars approximately 3” wide. In the center, made of red wool bunting is “1876” hand sewn with cut-outs so that it is visible from both sides. A pole loop is sewn at the hoist of bunting without reinforcement. A wonderful and colorful piece of American folk art. CONDITION: Very good. There is some staining to the fly end with light moth damage and the swallowtail ends are slightly frayed. Colors remain strong. 4-49178 CW (800-1,000)

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544I.

OLD REPRODUCTION OF A CIVIL WAR CAVALRY SWALLOWTAIL PENNANT 2nd NEW HAMSHIRE VOLUNTEER MILITIA. Fashioned of sewn wool bunting, white cotton stars (sewn with a zig-zag stitch) arranged in a central circle with one star in the center and one star in each corner for a total of 13. On the upper fly is an applied “2” of cotton felt, below is applied “NH-VOL. MIL,” A nice quality reproduction. Ties on the hoist are silk ribbon. CONDITION: Fair, the flag is stained and dark in several areas. Part of the fly shows some moth damage. 4-49179 CW (100-200)

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544J.

LOT OF 18 SMALL PRINTED CIVIL WAR PERIOD PATRIOTIC STICK FLAGS. A nice representative collection of this Civil War patriotic genre. There are seven very small examples 2” x 2-1/2” with thirteen stars in a circular pattern mounted on sticks (interestingly a few are glued on upside down). Five measure 4” x 3” with thirteen stars in a star type pattern mounted on sticks. One measures 4-1/2” x 6” with a circle, central star and corners stars equaling thirteen on a stick. Five 36 star American flags measuring 5” x 7”. All are printed polished cotton. CONDITION: Various, most maintain their color but all are faded slightly. Only 4 retain their full sticks, others are short or broken of slightly below the flag. A nice small accumulation of these novelty flags. 4-49180 CW (500-700)

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546

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR U.S. CAVALRY SHORT UNIFORM JACKET. A very nice American Civil War enlisted man’s uniform jacket. Regulation, U.S. Clothing Depot manufactured with 12 buttons single breasted, two on each cuff, two on each side of the standing collar. Front, collar and cuffs decorated in worsted wool yellow tape. Tape extends from two “pillows” at the rear waist to the back of each shoulder. Lined in a denim colored coarse woven wool, pocket in the left interior breast. Sleeve lining is an unbleached linen. The right sleeve, near the shoulder, bears a black stamped inspector’s marking in an oval “__ H. Shafer/U.S./Inspector”, the size is small. CONDITION: Excellent. This jacket is, most likely, surplus showing virtually no signs of active use or wear. A few of the button holes are slightly frayed and a seam or two becoming fragile. Otherwise, colors are bright and strong. A very nice example. 4-49132 CW (2,500-3,000)

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547

AMERICAN U.S. NAVY TROUSERS-POSSIBLY CIVIL WAR OR EARLY INDIAN WAR PERIOD. A very nice large pair of U.S. Regulation Navy enlisted man’s trousers. Manufactured of medium dark blue wool kersey with a 38” waist and 35” inseam. They are constructed with and 11 button fall front-the buttons are small being unmarked and made of thermoplastic material (gutta percha). The waist band is applied separately having a sizing “V” insert at the back. The trousers are fully lined in unbleached polished cotton with interior reinforcements for the fall front buttons. At the interior waistband is a sewn tag with “38 x 35” in period ink. On the front side of the waist is a large stenciled “M” in black ink and a black stamped spread winged eagle (for which I am unable to determine authenticity). This rare pair of Navy trousers have the same characteristics as the regulations for the American Civil War period, however, they may date to a later period. CONDITION: Very good. There are no tears or holes evident. The bottom of the trousers has been hemmed, however, it doesn’t appear as if any material was removed-just turned up and sewn. A very rare pair of American U.S. Navy pants for the sophisticated collector. 4-49199 CW (1,000-1,800)

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548

IDENTIFIED GROUPING OF A. BENSON BROWN 9TH NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS. Grouping consists of foot officer’s sword , epaulets, hat insignia, buttons, inscribed book and inscribed belt buckle. 1) Nonregulation Field Officer’s and Staff sword. French import, with white etched blade. Hilt exhibits eagle, patriotic shield over six flags, French proofed blade. Scabbard is Ames marked Foot Officer’s scabbard. Old sword knot is tied to scabbard. CONDITION: Sword is in attic condition. Etched panels are complete with large patches of black rust. Scabbard mounts and hilt exhibit dusty untouched patina. Leather scabbard body is sound. 2) Small book titled “Field Record of Officers of the Veteran Reserve Corps from the Commencement to the Close of the Rebellion” is inscribed “A. Benson Brown/Fairfield 1st of May 1866/ Captain 11Th. Reg. Veteran R.Corp, Late 9th New Jersey Vet. Vols.” CONDITION: Very good consisting of 39 pages with marbled end papers, 3/4” leather bound. 3) Eagle buckle of white metal inscribed “A. Benson Brown 9th N.J. Vol. Sept 10th 1861”. CONDITION: Very good, unusual white metal buckle complete with keeper. 4) Box of over 50 buttons mostly eagle I’s, various back marks with the majority being “D. Evans & Co. Attleboro, Mass”. CONDITION: Near excellent with most having 100% gilt. 5) Pair of epaulets with Horstmannn paper label and Infantry bumper with number 1. CONDITION: Good. 6) Group of post war fraternal and Knights Templar buttons. 7) Old fire badge. 4-49037 JS69 (3,000-4,000)

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549

IDENTIFIED INDIAN WAR CAVALRY GROUPING OF CAPT. H.P. PERRINE OF THE 6TH U.S. CAVALRY. Grouping consists of cased cavalry helmet, pair of cased epaulets and Smith & Wesson 1st Model American revolver and cased set of ivory razors. Cased epaulet is typical mid to late 19th century. Insignia has been removed but one 6th Cavalry bumper in poor mothed condition is present inside accessory box. Cased pair of ivory razors complete with Capt. Perrine’s name gold embossed on casing. English razors sold by J.H. Gemrig & Son, 109 Sth 8th St, Philadelphia. Razors are in fine condition. Case has a broken hinge. Capt. Perrine’s pistol is a civilian model Smith & Wesson 1st Model American .44 caliber revolver with 8” bbl, wood grips and original nickel. SN 3441. CONDITION: 50% original dull nickel, all matching serial numbers and good mechanics. Strong dark bore. Latch spring broken. 3/4” crack in left stock. Also included in this group is Capt. Perrine’s cased Cavalry pith helmet. Helmet is regulation blue felt in fine condition with minor moth damage. Helmet is complete with both yellow horsehair plume and spiked top. Silk liner and sweatband are intact as is chinstrap. 4-49030 JS65 (3,000-3,500)

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550

NAVAL GROUPING. Naval grouping consists of chapeux-de-gras and two pairs of epaulets and Navy officer’s belt, all cased in tin box accompanied by funeral receipt of John Doherty, who died in 1880. Chapeux-de-gras is silk lined and has Norfork, VA label. One pair epaulets are for Captain. Epaulets are marked “MADE IN FRANCE” and probably date about 1900. Anchor and insignia for epaulets are loose. Second pair of epaulets lacks insignia and also marked “MADE IN FRANCE”. Belt is complete with false two-piece U.S. Navy officer’s buckle with sword hangers. Buckle marked “MADE IN ENGLAND”. CONDITION: Belt is fine, maintaining bright 100% gilt on buckle, epaulets are both very good, chapeaux-de-gras is very good. 4-49035 JS68 (350-450)

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551

FAIRBANKS RECRUITING OFFICE SCALE. A most unusual Civil War item. An actual scale to weigh new troops. The Fairbanks scale is self-contained in a 15” x 27” x 10” box with its original padlock and key. A similar scale pictured in a Civil War photograph copy is accompanying. Scale appears complete and operational, box constructed of wood is, the device is constructed of wood and metal parts painted black complete with four carrying handles and original clasp with original padlock. CONDITION: This very rare and seldom encountered item overall is in fine condition. 4-49133 JS64 (1,000+)

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552

CIVIL WAR ERA SNARE DRUM. Bands are painted with black foliate decoration, body has decoration of eagle on patriotic shield, ivory peep hole, label of maker inside drum reads “HENRY EISELE, SUCCESSOR TO WILLIAM SEMPF. MANUFACTURER OF BASE AND SNARE DRUMS, 209 & 211 GRAND STREET NEW YORK”. SIZE: 12” tall x 16” diameter. CONDITION: Drum is totally original with original heads and snares. Bottom head has old ink name “W.A. Elliott”. Patented metal clips, original rope and leather tighteners are present. Original rope has two old repairs done with wire. 4-49041 JS66 (1,000-1,500)

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553

GROUP OF 16 BUTTONS. Group includes original confederate infantry button back marked “E.M. Lewis, Richmond VA”, excavated button in very good condition. Original confederate button marked “CSA” back marked “SUPERIOR QUALITY” in fine condition. U.S. Engineers button, back marked “SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM NY” in fine condition. Also included are post war buttons from Virginia Military Institute, State of California, Louisiana, Texas, Georgia, Indian War Staff Officer’s button, a repro CSN button, post Civil War U.S. Navy button and others. 4-49530 JS78 (400-500)

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554

OFFICER’S SNAKE BELT. 19th Century patent leather with gilt embroidered front. This is the same style buckle excavated in Civil War site. CONDITION: Very good. 4-49541 JS74 (200-250)

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554A.

ANTIQUE EUROPEAN GOLD PLATED BRASS MILITARY BUCKLE . Military buckle with multi-colored woven fabric belt. Also accompanying this lot is an embroidered metal sword cord. The buckles are possibly Austrian with spread wing eagle and the clasp a coiled snake. SIZE: Two buckles and connector approx. 4-1/2”l. CONDITION: Fabric worn and separated from one buckle. Sword cord generally good. 4-50181 (200-400)

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555

PURPORTED TO BE BARSHOT. Shows good age, both balls are cast and attached by iron round bar. SIZE: Approx. 3-1/2” diam x approx. 11” overall. 4-49562 JS15 (50-75)

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556

3” CONFEDERATE READ PROJECTILE EXCAVATED, UNFIRED. 3/4” high copper ring sabot, 7-1/4” tall, approximate 3” diameter, cleaned and coated with polyurethane, once had wooden time fuse. CONDITION: Good. 4-49558 JS14 (300-400)

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557

TWO IRON/STEEL BALLS. One approximately 2-1/4” diameter with lead plug, other one about 3” diameter. CONDITION: Both very good. 4-49560 JS24 (20-40)

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558

WHITWORTH BOLT PROJECTILE. About 2.75” diameter. Nonexcavated, probably one of the Gettysburg monument shells. CONDITION: Some areas of heavy pitting, otherwise smooth and brown. 4-49559 JS21 (400-500)

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559

JAMES 14 POUNDER BOLT. Birdcage pattern lacking sabot, nonexcavated. CONDITION: Pitted in birdcage, smooth lightly pitted body. 4-49557 JS18 (750-1,000)

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560

3” HOTCHKISS PROJECTILE. Appears nonexcavated and unfired maybe early battlefield pickup, no fuse, case shot balls are clearly present, partial patent information still disconcernable on base. CONDITION: Iron heavily pitted overall, lead sabot has gray white patina with hatchet or knife cuts. 4-49552 JS22 (200-250)

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561

3” SCHENKL PROJECTILE. Excavated, pewter combination fuse. CONDITION: Very pitted excavated shell. Nothing is readable on fuse except a few numbers. 4-49556 JS20 (200-300)

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562

SIX POUNDER SOLID SHOT BALL ON ORIGINAL SABOT AND STRAPS. Ball shows large crude casting sprue. Wood is somewhat bleached. CONDITION: Very good. 4-49555 JS19 (1,000-1,200)

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563

KRUP CANNISTER 3”, POST CIVIL WAR. Marked and dated “G.1864” but Krup’s patent is post civil war. CONDITION: Can is open missing most of its balls. 4-49437 JS17 (50-100)

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564