Outstanding Fall Firearms Auction
Totals Nearly $12 Million!
Extraordinary Results In Extraordinary Times!

Auction: October 6 & 7, 2008

Preview: October 3-5, 2008

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

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1000
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**ST. ETIENNE MACHINE GUN M1907 CAL. 8MM. SN 179. Mfg. in France by Mitrailleuse Chatellerault, 1912. 31″ bbl with unique cone muzzle brake. Complete with orig high-mount with adjustable elevation mechanism and rear seat. Includes one feed strip. Brass rear pistol grip and brass block in elevation mechanism of tripod. CONDITION: Very Good. Orig finish appears worn but still retains thorough coverage. Tripod mechanism functions smoothly. Firearm action functions smooth and correct when cycled by hand. Bbl is clean and rifling is sharp. 4-35200 JZ8 (12,000-14,000)

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1001
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**HOTCHKISS MACHINE GUN M1914 8MM LEBEL. SN 16713. 30 1/2″ Bbl. Brass pistol grip and brass feedblock. Fed from a feedstrip. Mounted on Hotchkiss machine gun tripod model of 1916 micro-adjustable for rear elevation. Tripod allows for 360 degree use. Rear sight adjustable for elevation. Drift adjustable front sight. Finish is a uniform bluing. Bbl and feedblock share matching numbers to receiver. Includes two loose metal feedstrips along with four cases of ammunition on feedstrips, 480 rnds per case and one spare extractor. CONDITION: Very good. Tripod mechanism works smoothly and is completely functional. Rifling is sharp. Finish is uniform. Mechanism appears to function correctly when cycled by hand. 4-35197 JZ4 (9,000-12,000)

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1002
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**MAXIM MG08 ON SLED MOUNT. SN 46927. Cal. 7.92mm. Maxim MG08 machine gun mfg. by DWM, Berlin, 1918. This magnificent example of one the earliest machine guns is extremely clean. Most major components including feedblock, bbl jacket, grips and sights are orig and matching numbers. Bbl is very clean with extremely pronounced rifling. Wooden grips are deeply checkered and oil brushes in grips may possibly be unused. Sled mount is in fantastic condition but missing small components, accessories and oil covers. Mount function is smooth. Lot includes armor plate on front of bbl jacket, spare bbl in leather sheath, 200 rnd Maxim belt, optical sight base, spare lock mechanism, spare bbl bushing, and most exciting, orig water can stenciled with the following phrase “Souvenir of American Victory, st. Mihiel, Sept. 12-16th, 1918”. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Everything cycles smoothly and appears to function correctly when operated by hand. Both gun and mount are in exceptional condition with most major parts matching numbers. Fantastic collection of orig accessories only bolsters this fine piece. 4-35199 JZ6 (16,000-18,000)

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1003
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**7.92MM MAXIM MG08/15 MFG. BY GWF SPANDAU, 1918. SN 7555. Most major components, including feedblock and fuzee cover, share matching numbers. Includes extra bbl, two ammo drums, one belt, bipod and wooden butt stock. CONDITION: Fine. The mechanism seems to function smooth and correctly when operated by hand. Bore is shiny with deep rifling. 4-35196 JZ7 (12,000-14,000)

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1004
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**VICKERS AIRCRAFT MACHINE GUN MOD AA1918. SN A-1312. Cal.11mm. This unusual and desirable 11mm aircraft machine gun manufactured by Colt Firearms is one rarely seen. A perforated ventilated bbl shroud takes the place of the traditional water jacket and has several louvers to facilitate cooling. Finish is a deep dark bluing. Utilizes a synchronized firing mechanism typical of aircraft machine guns. Gun is mounted on a wooden black display platform and has a front anti-aircraft sight included. All numbers and nomenclature are marked on steel plate in front of bbl jacket and above the booster. CONDITION: Very Fine. Firearm appears to be all original and consignor tells us it was used by the U.S. military in an experimental capacity. Bbl is clean and rifling is sharp. 4-35201 JZ5 (5,000-8,000)

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1005
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Serial number indicates 1914 manufacture. Firearm is fully functional when cycled by hand. Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**BENET-MERCIE MACHINE RIFLE MODEL 1909. SN 576. Cal. .30-06, 23-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured by Springfield Armory, developed by the French firm Hotchkiss. Air-cooled, gas operated and fed from a 30-rnd metal feedstrip. One of approx. 670 firearms manufactured in the U.S. by both Colt and Springfield. Folding front bipod attaches to muzzle. Rear elevation and traverse adjustable monopod located beneath rear shoulder stock. Includes telescopic optical sight, manufactured by Warner and Swasey Co. Model of 1913. Unique finned bbl directly ahead of receiver incorporates a 10.25″ heavily stippled section between fins and front sight. Rear stock made of wood with metal buttplate. CONDITION: Firearm finish deep uniform bluing. Wooden stock in good condition with a few heavy dings and scratches on top. Rear monopod functions well and smooth. 4-35194 JZ3 (12,000-14,000)

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1006
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**HOTCHKISS PORTABLE MACHINE GUN MODEL MK1. SN E25588. Cal. .303. 22″ Bbl. Blued finish lightly worn in some areas and extremely light pitting on top rear of receiver. Removable tubular stock. Brass pistol grip with small brass tripod adjustable for traverse and elevation. Gun feeds from either belts or feed strips. Rear tangent sight adjustable from 100 – 2000m in elevation. Front sight drift adjustable post. Complete with orig Hotchkiss handbook, spare bbl numbered to firearm, numbered orig wooden transport crate, all outward numbers appear to be matching. Includes one wooden crate, containing 9 feed strips. CONDITION: Very good. Firing mechanism appears to function properly when cycled by hand. Bbl, lands and grooves are sharp, on spare bbl. Bbl on firearm is shiny and clean but with less predominant rifling. The addition of orig handbook, matching numbered wooden transport crate, feed strips, and feed strip box, and numbered matching spare bbl make this package exceptionally complete. 4-35198 JZ2 (9,000-11,000)

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1007
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information. Included in this lot are two spare, serviceable, unplugged bbls and one feed strip. One bbl is heavily pitted, the other in very good condition.

**REGISTERED DEWAT COLT M1912 NAVY CONTRACT GUN. SN 537. Cal. 30-06. This firearm stamped U.S.N., N.H.G.-1912, may possibly be a U.S. Navy contract variant of the 1909 Benet Mercie. Also marked Cal. 30 Mark II Mod. 1. Made by Colt’s Pat Firearms Manufacturing Co. Adjustable rear sight from 100-2800m. Front sight protected post, drift adjustable for windage. Complete with front tripod and rear mono-pod below rear stock. Mono-pod is adjustable for elevation. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Firearm has been rendered unserviceable by plugging chamber. While there may also be other means, this is the only alteration clearly visible. Orig bluing is faded but uniform. Action appears to function properly when cycled by hand. 4-36222 JZ11 (8,000-10,000)

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1009
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Provenance Ex: Henry Packard White collection.

**MARLIN ARMS CO. M1906/1917 ON LOW MOUNT. SN 1309. .30Cal. 28″ Bbl. Adjustable rear sight 100-2600m. Protected post front sight. Complete with two wooden ammo boxes (one post-war and one earlier), and spare rear sight. Dark blue finish. According to consignor the bbl has been vented on bottom preventing it from functioning properly although not visible without disassembling firearm. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl has sharp rifling but is pitted in some locations. When cycled by hand the mechanism is smooth and appears to function correctly. Rear wooden pistol grip is missing small chunk on right hand side. Bluing appears factory and is dark and thorough. 4-35195 JZ9 (4,000-6,000)

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1010
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: The spare, number 7mm bbl is serialized to the gun (#7740) and is fully serviceable without obstruction.

**REGISTERED DEWAT COLT AUTOMATIC GUN M1914 ON LOW TRIPOD. SN 7740. Cal. 7x57mm. According to BATF paperwork this gun was either re-manufactured or imported by Jon R. Wilkinson. 28″ 30Cal. bbl on firearm with spare 7mm bbl. Rear sights adjustable for elevation and windage. Front sight protected post. Also comes with wooden ammo box, cloth belt and miscellaneous small parts. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable although mechanism appears smooth and functions correctly when cycled by hand. Bbl has been plugged. Overall finish appears orig and complete. Tripod traverse and elevation mechanism functions fine. 4-36224 JZ10 (12,000-14,000)

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1013
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: The spare bbl is fully serviceable without obstruction.

**PAPERED DEWAT M1 THOMPSON SUB-MACHINE GUN. SN 40735. .45 ACP. Auto Ordnance Corp., Bridgeport, Conn. 10.5″ bbl. Horizontal wood forend, wood pistol grip, and wood shoulder stock. Non-adjustable rear peep sight by Lyman. Complete with oil bottle in rear stock. Comes with spare bbl, Seymour stick magazine and canvas sling. CONDITION: Currently unserviceable. Bbl appears to be plugged and welded to receiver. Action when cycled by hand appears to function smooth but in full-auto only regardless of selected position. 4-36221 JZ14 (9,000-11,000)

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1025
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Consignor Informs us that the gun’s finish is the result of an old, professional restoration.

EXTREMELY RARE MAUSER CONEHAMMER 6-SHOT BROOMHANDLE SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 14273. Cal. 30 Mauser. Beautiful & rare Broomhandle – one of 4 known!! 6″ bbl with 50-1,000 meter adjustable rear sight & barleycorn front sight. It has usual chamber markings with crown “U” proofs on left side of receiver & bottom of bolt. Bottom of bbl has three small proofs with tiny “M” proofs on various internal parts. Hammer is early style with stepped concentric rings and it has the scalloped magazine base with protruding release button. Fitted with 23-line walnut grips & has a lanyard stud & ring in butt. Accompanied by a matching numbered orig walnut holster/stock. Few of these rare pistols survive today & of those survivors very rarely is one ever encountered that is all matching especially the holster/stock. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including holster/stock. Overall retains about 95% strong orig factory blue with only losses from holster wear around bottom of bbl. Small parts retain most of their orig fire blue, slightly thinned on sight slide & firing pin retainer. Trigger retains thin orig straw colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, may have been fired but if so very little. Holster/stock is completely sound with light nicks, scratches & dings and retains most of its period oil finish. Attaching iron & hinge are a gray metal patina. 4-36181 JR224 (12,500-17,500)

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1026
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information. Included with this lot are two signed affidavits tracing the chain of ownership of this firearm to June 1915. Affidavits state the gun was purchased in new, unused condition from a hardware store in Boise, ID. Subsequent to the carbine’s purchase, an order was placed with noted German dealer Hans Tauscher for 8 boxes of ammunition and a carrying case. Affidavit states that it has been fired only 9 times since for target practice.

*SPECTACULAR DWM 1902 LUGER CARBINE WITH LEATHER RETAILER’S CASE. SN 50032. Cal. 30 Luger. Rare carbine with 11-3/4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link with “BU” proofs on left side of receiver, breech block & front toggle link. Made with grip safety & accompanied by correct wood base magazine with small flaming bomb proof & its orig matching numbered checkered walnut stock & forearm. Forearm has a tiny Schnabel tip with German silver escutcheons for the wedge. Stock has a straight grip with serrated hard rubber buttplate. Stock & forearm are equipped with sling swivels. Also accompanied by a tan leather retailer’s soft takedown case that is lined with orig muslin cloth & has a leather carrying handle. Carbine & stock fit into case at opposing ends with a flap at each end & three buckles for closure. This carbine & leather case are featured in full color on p. 31 of Luger, The Multinational Pistol, Kenyon. A popular Luger variation for collectors, this model was a favorite of Kaiser Wilhelm II. This outstanding example would be a welcome addition to any personal or museum collection. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 99% strong orig factory blue & about 98% orig factory straw colors, slightly thinned on trigger face. Magazine is extremely fine. Stock & forearm are sound with minor nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig factory finish. Grips are sound showing light wear with good wood grain showing through. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is very fine with minor wear & scuffs with flexed flaps with some damage at edges of flaps. Cloth lining shows heavy wear with tears and small missing sections. Altogether a beautiful set that would be extremely difficult to duplicate. 4-36112 JR226 & BS (25,000-35,000)

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1027
Revised: 9/22/2008

Additional Information: Accompanied by signed affidavit from the consignor stating the Provenance of this item.

*SPECTACULAR & EXTREMELY IMPORTANT CASED DWM 1902 GEORG LUGER PRESENTATION LUGER CARBINE. SN 9106.c.. Cal. 30 Luger. Extraordinarily rare cased presentation carbine with 11-3/4″ bbl with 3-position 100-300 meter rear sight marked “1”, “2” & “3”. Front toggle link has the DWM scroll with extremely rare gold inlaid stylized letter “B” over chamber (which is believed to stand for “Borchardt.. It has the rare “GL” (Georg Luger’s initials) marking on rear of rear toggle link. This “GL” marking only appears on Luger pistols & carbines personally inspected and/or presented by Georg Luger. This carbine is in the correct 9000/C serial number range for presentation carbines. Fitted with full checkered walnut grips. The stock & forearm are highly figured, checkered walnut and are matching numbered to the carbine with deluxe checkering patterns & have correct sling swivels. Accompanied by its orig, apple green velvet lined, burgundy leather covered presentation case with gold plated latches, reinforcing corners & handle hardware. Top of case has a large, very decorative gold-plated plaque engraved with a large “B”. Top of lid has multiple decorative border lines. Front of case has a mortised, gold-plated 2-pronged lock. Interior is French fitted for carbine, its matching numbered stock, three spare correct wood base magazines plus a fourth magazine in the pistol, an orig tin of vaseline, an orig small flat sided tin oiler, both encased in burgundy leather sleeves, a rare brass & steel carbine length cleaning rod/oiler, a pin punch & takedown tool. Rear edge of lower compartment has a hinged lid with ivory pull which conceals a compartment containing five, period, nickel-plated, dummy cartridges with “D.M./K” head stamp with a 5-pointed star on each side. There is also the orig gold-washed functioning key for the lock & the extremely rare, orig, burgundy leather sling with leather-covered buckle making this an absolutely complete & orig cased presentation Luger carbine, one of the few known in private hands in the world today. The orig Luger was a developmental offshoot of the successful Borchardt pistol and, according to some scholars, early on Georg Luger had a working and/or professional relationship with Hugo Borchardt while developing the Luger pistol. In well-known historical information, the Luger-Borchardt relationship eventually deteriorated and in the end they were essentially bitter enemies. Charles Kenyon, Luger scholar and author mentions this Borchardt Luger carbine in two of his articles in The Gun Report. One in the April 2002 issue and the other in the November 1998 issue.. In Mr. Kenyon’s article in the April 2002 issue he illustrates and discusses SN 9109C Presentation Carbine GL marked rear toggle, “H.S.M. March 15, 1903” in gold inlay over the chamber thought to have been presented to Hiram S. Maxim.” The SN of the purported Maxim gun is only three digits away from the Borchardt presentation Luger SN 9106C. It is a fact that Luger worked for DWM at the time of the presentation of this carbine and DWM evolved from the Ludwig Loewe firm which had employed Borchardt during the production of his famous pistol. It is most certain that either DWM or Georg Luger himself, made presentations of these special carbines to both Borchardt and Maxim. After all the toggle design in the successful Luger had been modified from Borchardt’s design. Borchardt’s toggle design had been taken from Hiram S. Maxim’s design for his famous machine gun which preceded the Borchardt pistol. DWM or Luger was therefore acknowledging, and in some way thanking both of these individuals, for their influence on this improved design utilized in this Luger pistol. This was an important piece in the famous Press Collection from which the consignor purchased it many years ago. At the time that Mr. Smith purchased the Borchardt Luger from the Press Collection it was represented as having come from the Borchardt family and Mr. Smith did a fair amount of research to affirm this fact. First, he contacted the original buyer of the Luger , Lee Engles, a well known East coast dealer at the time. Mr. Engles affirmed that that he had purchased it at a Rochester, NY gun show directly from a G.I who had been stationed in Berlin at the end of WWII. Mr. Smith later checked phone directories for Berlin and discovered that in the 1941 directory there were members of the Borchardt family in, and around, the Charlottenburg, a very wealthy region of Berlin. The G.I could have salvaged the carbine from a Borchardt family residence, or since all German citizens were required to turn in their arms it is very likely that the gun was turned in with other weapons and was salvaged at that time. This is one of the most significant presentation Lugers in the world, with exceptional orig condition. A signed affidavit, from MR. Smith, attesting to the above information is included, along with a copies of the Gun Report articles mentioned. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching & may be unfired. Overall retains 99%+ crisp orig factory blue & 98-99% strong orig factory straw colors. Grips are crisp with beautiful color & highly figured grain showing through, showing little or no wear. Stock & forearm are crisp & orig with only very minor handling & storage mars in surface, retaining virtually all of their orig factory finish. Horn buttplate has severe bug damage to about 50% of its surface. All accessories are in near mint condition. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is extremely fine with minor scuffs & wear on edges with a few scratches on top, bottom & sides with some minor losses on left lower edge. Interior is crisp with one or two small faded spots, otherwise is a crisp green color. Handle shows wear & flaking. This is, without doubt, the single most significant presentation Luger extant. 4-36111 JR231 & BS (150,000-250,000)

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1057
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Gun is correct, however, both magazines are not. One is the correct type commercial magazine with newly stamped serial number and the other magazine is the correct type body and it has a replaced wood base and a newly stamped serial number.

*SCARCE DWM LUGER DATED 1912 IDENTIFIED TO GRENADIER REGIMENT WITH HOLSTER RIG. SN 3521. Cal. 9 mm. Rare unit identified early Luger with 4″ bbl, DWM scroll on front toggle link, “26 JD 27” & “1912” over chamber & “119.R.12.15.” on front grip strap (that is the 119th Wurttenbergisches Grenadier Regiment 12th Company, weapon #15.). This regiment was part of the 26th Infantry Division which distinguished itself as a Shock Division at Arras. Accompanied by two matching numbered wood base magazines & an orig brown leather holster which is also stamped “26 JD 27” (like the pistol) on back & has an orig takedown tool, pin punch & cleaning rod. Inside flap is marked in ink script “Mo 69302 / Ltw. Adolf / Uhl.” A complete, intact, as issued WWI Luger rig. PROVENANCE: Doug Smith Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including both magazines & grips. Overall retains about 95-96% strong orig factory blue & about 30-40% orig factory straw colors. Grips show moderate wear with checkering mostly filled with hand grease & dirt. One magazine is extremely fine & the other very fine. Takedown tool, pin punch & cleaning rod are also very fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, frosted in grooves. Holster is sound showing light to moderate wear with some flexing in flap & retains 85-90% strong brown finish. 4-36144 JR208 & BS (3,500-5,000)

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1116
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: The printed catalogue is incorrect. SN A8942 not 48942.

*RARE MODEL 1941 JOHNSON SEMI-AUTOMATIC MILITARY RIFLE WITH BAYONET. SN A8942. Cal. 30-06. Usual configuration with 22″ tapered rnd bbl, tall winged front sight with replacement ivory bead insert. It has its orig long spring steel rear sight adjustable for windage & elevation. Top of receiver has usual markings. Mounted in a 2-pc uncheckered walnut stock & forearm with semi-pistol grip stock & checkered steel buttplate with sling swivels. Accompanied by its very rare orig Johnson bayonet & leave in leather sheath. Also accompanied by an orig military leather sling. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, as new, has been fired but very little. Metal retains about all of its orig greenish parkerized finish & wood virtually all of its fine orig oil finish. Forearm has what appears to be a pinned reinforcement. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Bayonet is extremely fine as is the sheath. Sling is also fine. 4-35086 JR419 (4,000-6,000)

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1125
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Image in printed catalogue is incorrect. Description is correct and image on web catalogue are correct.

*QUALITY HARDWARE M1 CARBINE. SN 4790070. Cal. 30 Carb. Standard early carbine with 18″ rnd bbl, orig winged front sight & ramp rear sight. It has early bbl band without bayonet lug & flat bolt with push button safety. Mounted in a fine walnut stock, probably a field replacement with small ordnance wheel on right side & a tiny “V” on pistol grip with “O-RM” stamp in the sling cut. No magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains most of its orig fine parkerized finish with slight wear on receiver rails. Stock is sound with minor handling & storage marks & retains most of its dark oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-35069 JR412 (750-1,250)

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1168
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Serial Number PX1922A was offered as lot 373 in Butterfield & Butterfield Auction # 5617A (8/93) as part of the esteemed Press Collection of firearms. Consignor received the gun the same month from Wm Drollinger, a noted firearms dealer in CA, as is indicated on his letterhead invoice. Consignor’s notes indicate date of MFG as 1980. A copy of these items are included with this lot.

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE RUSSIAN PSM SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN PX1922A. Cal. 5.45 mm. Exceptionally rare modern pistol with very few ever having been allowed into United States. This diminutive pistol has a 3-1/4″ bbl with fixed sights, rnd hammer spur & black composition serrated grips. Safety is at top left rear of slide & does not protrude beyond side of slide. Overall thickness of this little pistol is only .680″ (just over 5/8″) making it an exceptionally easy to conceal the undercover or “spy” operatives. The 5.45 mm cartridge, while reasonably low velocity, is very effective even against light body armor. This little pistol has an 8-rd single stack magazine with short finger rest, is dbl action or sgl action & very well made. The design is basically that of the Walther PPK with refinements. Accompanied by its orig red velvet lined, burgundy leatherette, hinged lid box French fitted in bottom for pistol, the accompanying spare magazine, a black plastic cartridge box containing six orig rds, an instructional manual in both Russian & English and an orig soft chocolate brown leather flap belt holster with pocket for spare magazine & cleaning rod. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, appears to have never been fired. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory blue finish. Grips are equally new. Box & accessories are also like new. 4-35613 JR293 (4,500-7,500)

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1171
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: This gun is listed in Goddard’s M1991 book on pg 220 identifying it as going to Winchester as number 2 of a shipment of two.

*RARE COLT MODEL 1905 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL WINCHESTER ARMS CO. TEST PISTOL. SN 1164. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl, usual fixed sights & usual slide markings on left side with rampant Colt in a circle at left rear. Right side of slide has normal markings with the intertwined “WRACO” monogram engraved at rear edge of slide. Right side of frame, just forward of trigger pin, is engraved “2 OF 2” and “{Ctg. Test & Devlpmt. – 200gr. 230gr. 255gr.}”. It has a slide lock on left side and is fitted with diamond checkered walnut grips & accompanied by an orig all blue magazine. Only about 6,100 of these rare pistols were made in period 1905-1911 and most have seen very hard service. This is one of the pistols Winchester obtained from Colt to test function & accuracy of their ammunition. Few of these rare & interesting test guns ever appear on open market & usually they are in a deplorable state having been used hard & are usually severely worn. CONDITION: Very fine. Slide retains about 75% glossy orig blue with a few light spots of rust on left side and two cleaned spots on right side. Frame retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with only slight sharp edge wear, a spot of pitting near this heel on back strap & a couple of other spots on left side around trigger opening. Grips are crisp, showing light wear with no hand oil staining & retain most of their orig factory varnish. Magazine is also fine. Hammer retains most of its strong orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-37244 JR402 (6,000-10,000)

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1204
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Bbl shows minor vice marks approx. 1” from muzzle.

*FINE COLT MODEL 1908 POCKET PISTOL. SN 112417. Cal. 380 ACP. Blue finish with 3-3/4″ bbl, usual slide markings with rampant Colt at left rear. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips with silver rampant Colt medallions and accompanied by an orig 2-tone magazine. These fine little pistols were a favorite carry piece for law enforcement, the average man on the street and criminals due to their ease of concealment and reliability. This pistol was produced about 1933. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear & faint sharp edge wear. Grips show light to moderate wear with a small bruise on right side. Magazine is very fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-37256 JR453 (800-1,200)

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1211
Revised: 10/6/2008

WITHDRAWN – Additional Information: At least one person has questioned the genuineness of the Navy markings on this gun. We do not guarantee the Navy inscription in “Red” to be genuine.

*SCARCE U.S. NAVY MARKED SMITH & WESSON VICTORY MODEL DA REVOLVER. SN V107508. Cal. 38 Spcl. Parkerized finish with 4″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with usual bbl & frame markings. Top strap on left side is marked “U.S. NAVY” and left side of frame is pantographed “PROPERTY OF / U.S. NAVY”. Frame marking was applied over a large “9”. Mounted with smooth, nicely figured walnut grips & has a lanyard stud & ring in butt strap. Butt strap is also stamped with large letters “CD”. Accompanied by a rare shoulder holster marked on top rear corner “USN / BOYT / 43”. The front is embossed with a large “US” in an oval. It is complete with shoulder strap & belt loop with applied 20 elastic loops. Face of holster is marked in ink “A.D. SWOGGER”. The Victory Model revolver was simply a war time production Smith & Wesson hand ejector military & police model with parkerized finish and made in a special serial range without the final polishing steps found on a commercial revolver. They were in use throughout WWII and into the 1950’s. Navy marked specimens are scarce & desirable and Navy marked holsters are extremely rare. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine. Retains about 96-97% strong orig parkerized finish. Hammer & trigger retain most of their orig case colors. Grips are sound & retain most of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is very fine, retaining most of its russet brown finish. 4-35060 JR163 (1,500-2,500)

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1215
Revised: 10/6/2008

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*CUSTOM ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL HAND EJECTOR (TRIPLE LOCK) DA REVOLVER. SN 3915. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with groove rear sight in top strap. Spectacularly & beautifully engraved by well known engraver, Jerome C. Glimm & signed on top of crane. Engraving consists of about 60% coverage on frame of spectacular foliate arabesque scrolls with other pattern below cylinder on left side. Engraving patterns also extend over bbl & at muzzle with feather patterns over top strap continuing down rear edge of frame beside hammer slot & on back strap. Cylinder is beautifully engraved to match with a wonderful hand engraved serrated pattern at rear edge. Both sides of frame have gold wire border with a fine gold wire cross hatched pattern on top of bbl at the frame with gold wire bands around ejector rod housing & another at muzzle. Top of back strap has another very fine gold wire onion dome shaped inlay with gold wire inlay on butt strap. Cylinder has a narrow gold band at rear edge with continuous gold wire around flutes. Fitted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Accompanied by a certificate from engraver Glimm dated 7-13-1989. This is certainly one of the more beautifully custom engraved Smith & Wesson revolvers. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except grips which are modern replacements. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom blue finish, appears unfired since engraving. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35616 JR292 (3,500-5,500)

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1225
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Chamber Length is 3-1/4″. Weight is 11 lbs 2 oz.

INCREDIBLY ELABORATE & RARE MILLER & VAL. GREISS UNDERLEVER SINGLE SHOT BIG BORE RIFLE. SN 12550. Cal. 10 ga. Extraordinary example of the gunmaker’s true art. This rifle has 26-1/2″ heavy, tapered, oct bbl with dovetailed front sight & 4-leaf, hand matted, gold line express sight, one standing, three folding. Top flat behind rear sight is marked in gold “MILLER & VAL. GREISS MUNCHEN”. Bore is most unusual with eight lands & grooves and lands additionally grooved. Rifling is a fairly rapid twist for such a large projectile making a full revolution in less than its 26-1/2″ length. Mounted in a heavy underlever action with elaborate front action lock with beautiful curved hammer with offset nose & false lockplate on left side. Top of receiver has shielded, recessed firing pin with a matching shield shape on left side for symmetry. Receiver has reinforced sides with a fine rounded bottom & gold plated dbl set triggers. Receiver & lockplates and appended metal are all elaborately engraved with the skill that could only be applied by a master engraver’s master. Receiver has about 50% coverage beautiful & delicate foliate arabesque patterns. Lockplates are filed & engraved at rear ends in shape of elephant heads with coiled trunks & platinum tusks & eyes. Lockplate also has a beautiful gold inlaid standing Rhinoceros with a Savannah scene in background. Left side false lockplate has a spectacular gold inlaid elephant with a tiger in its trunk & another gold tiger fleeing toward front, again set in a very detailed Savannah scene in background. Top tang has an elaborate gold inlaid reclining tiger & bottom of receiver has an extraordinary detailed lion & lioness in gold, also in a Savannah scene in background. Top three flats of bbl, extending about 3-1/2″ over chamber area, are inlaid with incredibly fine gold wire in arabesque patterns with leaves & blossoms. Breech end of bbl has a narrow & one incredibly fine gold wire band with the narrow band at muzzle. Extreme rear edge of bbl is engraved with a very fine rope pattern. Inside the receiver is stamped with British vue proof. No other proofs were observed on bbl or receiver. Mounted with very beautiful, highly figured French walnut with elaborate deep carving. Forearm has full coverage intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with raised panels around wedge escutcheons. Tip of forearm is a demon head with glass eyes. Wrist & grip cap are an elaborately detailed carved lion’s head with flowing mane completely up both sides of the wrist. Lion has black & yellow glass eyes with a full set of ivory teeth. Left side of butt has a raised Germanic style cheekpiece behind which is deeply carved with vignette of a lioness with three cubs in a rocky outcrop with trees & vegetation in background. Right side of butt tells a story of early elephant hunting in India. It is very deep relief carved over the entire right side, depicting a bull elephant with ivory tusks & glass eyes in full charge with an elephant calf by its side. Elephant is chasing a man on horseback holding spears whose has agitated the Bull into a charge and then led him by another man who has stepped out of vegetation with a large scimitar in his hands and has struck the elephant a blow on the hind leg to hamstring it so that it will fall & can be dispatched then with the spears. The detail in this carving is nothing short of mind boggling. Proportions & symmetry are absolutely astounding. The horse has metal inserts on its bridle & martingale. Unfortunately the scimitar blade has been damaged as has an adjacent leaf. Bottom of stock around the rear sling swivel is also deep relief carved in wonderful foliate & floral arabesque patterns. All carving has an extremely fine stippled background. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains just about all of its beautiful orig rust blue finish with some light spots of scattered surface discoloration. Receiver, lockplates & hammer retain virtually all of their strong orig case colors, slightly faded on bottom & on opening lever. Top tang is partially gray patina. Trigger guard retains strong blue under lever turning plum on bottom tang. Buttplate retains most of its orig blue turned plum. Wood is sound with the aforementioned chips in the carving on right side of stock & a few minor handling & storage marks with a a bruise at the toe with the forearm showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-32049 JR428 (35,000-75,000)

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1268A
Revised: 10/10/2008

Lot Added.

*FINE HENRI DUMOULIN IMPERIAL .416 RIGBY MAGNUM BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 15532. Cal..416 Rigby. Double square bridge magnum length action. 24″ heavy round bbl w/ banded ramp front sight w/ gold bead. Quarter rib with 3 leaf express sight with 1 standing and two folding w/gold centerline marked 50-100-150. Barrel band front swivel and stud rear. Top of bbl is engraved “HENRI DUMOULIN & FILS . BELGIUM” and “NEW ENGLAND ARMS” underneath behind the barrel band. Left side of chamber is marked with caliber “.416 Rigby” and Belgian nitro proofs. The double square bridge action is engraved “IMPERIAL MAGNUM” on left side. Engine turned bolt body and claw-type extractor w/ “SAFE” in gold across top of cocking piece. Three position wing safety. Pot belly 4 round magazine and twin cross bolts for recoil. Mounted in very fancy European walnut w/ ebony forend tip multi-point diamond checkering pattern, pistol grip stock with steel cap w/trap, shadowline cheekpiece and 1″ brown “Old English” recoil pad. LOP 14.25″. Weight 10lbs. CONDITION: Extremely Fine. Gun appears test-fired only and retains virtually all of its fine blue and wood finish with only the slightest of handling marks. 4-37285 BDT301 (6,000-9,000)

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1268B
Revised: 10/10/2008

Lot Added.

*H. DUMOULIN IMPERIAL MAGNUM BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 15537. Cal.375 H&H. Double square bridge magnum length action. 24″ round bbl w/ banded ramp front sight w/ gold bead. Quarter rib with 3 leaf express sight with 1 standing and two folding w/gold centerline marked 50-100-150. Barrel band front swivel and stud rear. Top of bbl is engraved “H. DUMOULIN & FILS HERSTAL BELGIUM/ CALIBER .375HH” and “NEW ENGLAND ARMS” underneath behind the barrel band. Left side of chamber is also marked with caliber and Belgian nitro proofs. The double square bridge action is engraved “IMPERIAL MAGNUM” on left side and is drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Engine turned bolt body and claw-type extractor w/ “SAFE” in gold across top of cocking piece. Three position wing safety. Pot belly 4 round magazine and twin cross bolts for recoil. Mounted with fancy European walnut w/ ebony forend tip multi-point diamond checkering pattern, pistol grip stock with steel cap w/trap, shadowline cheekpiece and 1″ brown “Old English” recoil pad. LOP 14.5″. Weight 10lbs. CONDITION: Very Fine plus. Metal surfaces retain 98% fine original blue. Stock has a professionally repaired hairline crack on left side pistol grip originating at the rear guard screw otherwise is sound with only light handling marks, sharp checkering, and retains most of its fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp w/ bright shiny bore. 4-37284 BDT300 (6,000-9,000)

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1274
Revised: 10/1/2008

Correction: The term “long top tang” can be interpreted as an extended top tang, or strap, which extends over the nose of the stock comb. This gun does not have an extended top strap but rather a standard length tang.

*GALLYON & SONS BOX LOCK DOUBLE RIFLE WITH CASE. SN 10644. Cal. .470 Nitro express. 26″ Chopper lump steel bbls have one standing and 3 folding express sights mounted on matted quarter rib w/ dove-tail extension, matted mid rib, and stippled ramp front sight w/ silver bead and folding night bead. Top of right bbl engraved “Gallyon & Sons” and on the left “66 Bridge Street Cambridge.” Action flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for “cordite 75 – 500 max.” “470EX” Bottoms of the bbls are marked “Gussstahl Krupp Essen” and are engraved “470EX cordite 75 grs bullet 500 grs.” The loop is stamped with number “36940”. Bbls have a sling eye mounted on bottom rib. The robust, case hardened, box lock action features double under lugs, a bolted dove-tail dolls head, side clips, and bushed strikers, and is engraved w/ typical scroll engraving, a pair of prowling tigers on the left side, a pair of elephants walking through woodlands on the right, and a broad side standing lion is on the floor plate. “Gallyon & Sons” is engraved on both sides. The trigger guard is engraved w/ a crouched leopard on the bow, and SN “10644” (1905 per factory letter) on the grip. The long top tang has “safe” inlaid in gold in front of the non automatic safety button. The slightly figured English walnut full pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over a red Silvers type pad and features drop points and vacant silver oval, sling eye, 18 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders, and shadow line cheek piece for right handed shooter. The pistol grip ends in an engraved steel cap w/ trap containing 3 spare strikers, and a spare front sight. Numbers “14” and “1100” are stamped on the toe line behind the sling eye. The Anson release splinter forend has wood and checkering to match buttstock. Drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″. Weight: 11 lbs 13.7oz. Newly made oak and leather case w/ brass corners and central oval medallion on lid. Interior in green cloth, and is French fitted for accessories, which include 2 oil bottles (1 round, 1 square), 3 coco bolo handled turn screws, a pair of snap caps and a key. PROVENANCE: Copy of letter from the maker, dated 27 Aug 1991, stating that rifle was made in 1905 for a Captain Rimmington. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a professional re-black. Bores are very fine, w/ very little evidence of use. Action retains 30-40% orig case color mostly turning to silver w/ brown on the edges. Floor plate retains 50% orig charcoal blue. Trigger guard retains 40% orig blue. Top lever 80%. Screw slots show very little use. Stocks retain most of their hand rubbed oil finish. Checkering is slightly dirty, and shows some wear. Bbls feel very slightly loose with forend off, but appear to be still on face. No movement is felt w/ forend installed. Case and accessories are as new. A wonderful heavy rifle! 4-35112 MGM29 (22,500-27,500)

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1297
Revised: 9/17/2008

Correction. Caliber should read 8x57JRS. The bore diameter is .323”.

*IMMANUEL MEFFERT HUBERTUS DURAL FRAME VERLING. SN 62161. Cal. .22 Hornet/ 8×57 JRS/ 16ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 23-1/2″ Barrels are engraved “Imman. Meffert,” on the right bbl, and “Suhl.” on the left. Top rib/ hornet bbl is finely matted w/ flip-up rear sight and longitudinally dove- tailed silver bead front. There is a rib extension for single Kersten (3rd fastener). Bottom rifle bbl has a sling loop, is stamped “Krupp – Laufstahl”, no. “62161” and has German nitro proofs for 7.9mm and a proof date of 7/34. Shotgun bbls are marked “Krupp – Laufstahl” w/ nitro proofs. The Hornet bbl/ rib is marked on the left side “Krupp – Laufstahl” w/ German nitro (BUG) proofs for 5.4mm. The Dural action is anodized black but has golden highlights, and features double under lugs, single Kersten bolt, bushed strikers, and 4 cocking indicators. Both triggers are set. It has a Greener type side safety. The action is engraved w/ light scroll and line borders and is marked on trigger plate “Hubertus” “Suhl” and “Dural”. The line border engraved trigger guard is stamped w/ SN. Two position bbl selector on the top tang has letters “S” (shot) and “K” (ball) engraved in front and behind it. The plain but dense European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over a serrated horn butt plate. Stock has a cheek piece for right hand shooter, sling loop, sun burst horn grip cap, and 24 LPI checkering w/ line borders. Splinter forend has a Deeley fastener and has wood and checkering to match buttstock. Bore diameter: left -.672, right -.672. Bore restrictions: left -.032, right -.035. Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.021. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs 11.5oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 97% orig blue w/ few light scratches. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. Minor light frosting toward the breech of the 8mm bbl. Few scattered light pits in the throat of the Hornet bbl. Action retains 90-95% of anodized finish w/ few light scratches and handling marks on the top, and a fairly deep ding about 3/16″ x 1/16″ on the trigger plate. Trigger guard and top lever retain 90% blue, thinning at edges. Stocks retain virtually all of their oil finish w/ few nicks and dings from handling. There is a small chip and crack on front of the horn grip cap. Forend checkering is compressed along the bottom left hand side w/ some areas where diamonds are missing on the left. Original butt plate has some moth damage and shrinkage cracks. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Screws are excellent, have all their blue, and appear to be unturned. This is a fantastic example of this rare form, especially considering the Dural frame. 4-37205 MGM58 (12,500-18,500)

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1311
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Description should read 30 cal rim fire.

PIEPER TYPE ROLLING BLOCK FIVE SHOT VOLLEY GUN. SN NSN. Cal. 32 ga. 25-1/2″ Round bbl has slightly raised matted top w/ standing rear sight and uncut folding leaf rear sight dovetailed and soldered in place. Post front sight is mounted the same way. Left rear of bbl has Belgian proofs. Large case hardened rolling block action is nicely filed, and has border engraving. Plain pistol grip European walnut buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over ribbed steel butt plate w/ sun burst hard rubber grip cap, and 20 LPI checkering w/ 3 line borders. Forend has checkering to match buttstock. Rifle comes w/ aluminum adapter to take modern cartridges. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains most of its blue, turning brown. Action retains most of its case color, but fading to gray. Stocks have been refinished, but retain most of that finish. Checkering has been re-cut. Bores are strong w/ some scattered pitting, mostly toward breech. 4-35630 MGM119 (3,000-5,000)

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1324A
Revised: 10/10/2008

Lot Added.

*SUPERB HOLLAND & HOLLAND (A&F) MODEL SIDELOCK SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 34709. Cal 12 GA. This superb shotgun was made by Holland & Holland for Abercrombie and Fitch in the 1960’s, and entered as a special model in the A & F records. It’s interesting to note that this model sold at a price equal to or above an H & H Royal model even though it did not have the self opening feature. 2-3/4″ Chamber. 26-1/2″ dove-tailed lump bbls. Marked on concave top rib “Abercrombie & Fitch”. Bbls show Birmingham nitro proofs at .729, 2-3/4″ chambers, and 3-1/4 tons PSI. Also marked w/ SN “34709”. The dbl trigger rose and scroll engraved action is inlaid with the A&F Company logo in gold on the bottom, and has “Holland & Holland” on the lock plates. “Safe” is inlaid in gold on the top tang. The tumbler ends have gold inlaid cocking indicators. Rose and scroll engraved trigger guard has SN “34709” on the grip. The finely figured straight grip buttstock measures 14 1/2″ to a checkered butt, and features a gold oval engraved with “PLJ,” drop points and 22 LPI checkering w/ mullered borders.The Anson splinter forend has SN inside w/ matching wood and checkering. The leather case is “EB” embossed on the outside of the lid and has maroon baize lining with leather Maker’s label, containing Holland and Holland marked oil bottle, snap caps, and cleaning implements. Bore diameter: left -.728, right -.728. Bore restrictions: left -.020, right -.010. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.033. Drop at heel:2-1/8″ , drop at comb:1-3/8″ . Weight:6lbs 8oz. Included with this lot is an archive letter from Griffin and Howe, describing the gun and its price, as well as a copy of a page from the original A & F inventory records showing it as an A & F model. Hard to improve upon this English classic! CONDITION: Extremely Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of their original English black finish . Bores are bright, shiny. Action is tight and on face, ejectors are in time. Action retains most of its beautiful and vibrant original hardening colors with only a hint of wear at the sharp edges of the action body. Trigger guard retains 85% blue with some thinning at the grip. Screw slots nicely indexed and appear untouched. Buttstock appears as new retaining virtually all of its finish with a few very light handling marks. Case shows some light scuffs on exterior, interior is clean and sound. 4-37283 BDT302 (20,000-30,000)

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1385
Revised: 9/17/2008

Correction. Correct spelling of engraver is “DASSA”.

*UNBELIEVABLE BERTUZZI SIDELOCK OVER/UNDER ENGRAVED BY DOSSA W/CASE. SN 6012. Cal. 20 ga. 30″ solid hand filed rib with single brass sighting bead. Left side of bbls marked “FILI BERTUZZI ITALY”. 2-3/4″ chambers, IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL chokes, articulated double triggers and ejectors. The incredible game scene engraved receiver with pointing setter with flushing covey of quail out of a cactus setting on left side plate and canyon scene with 5 chuckers, 4 in flight and 1 sitting on right side plate. Portrait of a spaniel with buff grouse in mouth on bottom of receiver signed “INC. DOSSA” with “FILI BERTUZZI” over top. The remaining body of receiver is engraved with a vine and flower design with numerous gold leaves. Trigger guard is engraved with 2 gold leaves & vine and a flushing woodcock in a forested scene. Top lever is engraved with a vine and leaf design and single gold leaf as well as top tang. Mounted with fancy colorful walnut, fine checkered rounded pistol grip, checkered buttplate with engraved heel and toe plates. Slim fully checkered field style forend with engraved metal tip release, Bertuzzi gold crest, engraved diamond shaped escutcheons, engraved and gold inlaid forend iron. Bore diameter: top .620, bottom .620. Bore restrictions: top .008, bottom .005. Wall thickness: top .041, bottom .035. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6lbs. 15oz. LOP 15-3/8″. Accompanied with leather luggage case with brass corners and maker’s label. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 99% of its fine orig. blue. Receiver shows no sign of wear and is fine silver colored with dark shaded background. Stock is sound with fine crisp checkering and just a few minor handling marks and retain most of its fine hand rubbed finish. Forend is sound with crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains virtually all of its hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores. Case is in excellent condition with minor scuffing and a couple minor stains. 4-33369 BDT210 (45,000-60,000)

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1416
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: The Monte Carlo comb is the result of a professional almost invisible splice to the stock. This may have been added by manufaturer or could be an after market addition. Also there is a tiny grain crack on right side at top corner of checkered side panel. There is also a slight crack at rear of forend on right side.

*LATE REMINGTON PARKER A GRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN. SN 242317. Cal. 12 ga., 32″ round post vent rib bbl, with ivory center and silver front sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, IMP.MOD choke, single trigger & ejector. The SA grade frame is engraved with fine foliate arabesque scroll with flowers and game bird on each side, a bouquet of flowers on trigger plate and “PARKER” across bottom of receiver. Mounted with fancy flame grained walnut, checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis dropper points, checkered pistol grip with hard rubber grip cap & gold initial shield in center, Monte Carlo & PACHMAYR white line vented recoil pad. Date code on barrel flat “BL” indicates Jan. 1942 mfg. This is likely the last SA Trap ever produced. Bore diameter: .730, bore restriction: .029. Wall thickness .061. Drop at heel 1-7/8″, drop at comb 1-1/4″. Weight 8 lbs. 3 oz., LOP 14-1/4″. By SN this gun should be one of the last 100 produced at the Remington plant. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% of a fine rust blue with minor muzzle wear & some minor rub marks from forend. Receiver has nearly all of a fine cyanide case color. Stock is sound, with good checkering, a few minor handling marks, and its fine smooth hard shiny finish. There is a small amount of wear to the finish in the grip area, initial shield in grip cap engraved with scroll border and initials “GH”. Forend is solid with good checkering, a few minor chips on rear edge. A small amount of wear on bottom center of its fine smooth hard shiny finish. Gun is tight, with crisp mechanics, strong ejector & bright shiny bore. 4-35531 BDT161 (10,000-15,000)

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1470
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Virtually undetectable professionally repaired crack on right side of wrist.

*DOCUMENTED WINCHESTER MODEL 21 GRAND AMERICAN WITH CASE. SN W33098. Cal. 20. 26″ and 28″ bbls, vent rib with dual ivory sighting beads. Top of ribs marked “Custom Built by Winchester for John Felter”. Top of left bbl GR 28″ set marked “Model 21 Winchester 20 guage 3 in. cham. / Made in New Haven Conn. U.S.A.”. There is a 3″ wedge of scroll engraving at chamber area on both bbls. The Grand American 21-6 with gold engraving is fine foliate arabesque scroll and oval with gold pointing setter on left, gold pointer pointing on right, two gold pheasants in circle on trigger plate, and gold bust of setter’s head on trigger guard. Mounted with dark flame grain walnut, checkered straight grip with checkered Winchester hard rubber buttplate, fully checkered beavertail forend with ebony insert tip. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum letter identifying as a Grand American grade 20 ga. with 26″ bbl, choke WS1 and WS2, 2-3/4″ chambers, vent rib, dual ivory sights, interchangeable bbls, 20 ga. 28″ choked imp/mod and full, trap beavertail forend, non-automatic safety, custom checkered composition buttplate, pitch 1/2″, pull 14″, drop at heel 2″, drop at comb 1-9/16″, heel to toe 5-1/8″, weight 6 lb 11 oz with 26″ bbls, 21-6 engraving, panel on rib “Custom Built by Winchester for John Felter”, gold trigger, trap forearm, custom checkering, hand-rubbed oil finish, trunk case with canvas cover embossed “F”, order number 15-497-A30565A, started inspection July 8, 1977, completed September 27, 1977,returned and repaired January 1978 to have additional oil finish added to wood, new extractor and to have the gun marked with initials “W.S.” “C.H.” and “L.K.” and to hand finish right bbl to make wall thickness uniform at muzzle. This identifies the gun as found today. Accompanied with additional letters of correspondence between Mr. Felter and the Winchester custom shop with special request to have the craftsman and inspectors of his gun stamp their initials in inconspicuous places. The inside of forend of the 28″ bbls are stamped with initials “JD”, “AT”, “BC”, “CH” and “EO”. Flats of the bbls are stamped “LK” and “EO”. Inside of other forend is similarly stamped as are the bbl flats. The accompanying letters go on to identify who all the people associated with these initials are. There is also a copy of the Winchester Model 21 catalog with signatures and dates of all the craftsmen and inspectors that worked on this fine Grand American. CONDITION: Extremely fine, nearly new. There are a few minor handling marks and slight muzzle wear on each set of bbls. Frame has virtually all its original blue and the custom checkered stock, with only minor fine handling marks, retains virtually all of a fine factory oil finish as do both forends. Truly a fine custom ordered documented Grand American. Accompanied with a fine factory leather case and canvas cover with leather corners. 4-33816 BDT122 (40,000-50,000)

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1515
Revised: 10/6/2008

Additional Information: We have discovered a very slight (hard to see) hairline at the tip of the forend. This is very minor irregularity can be easily restored.

*FANCY BROWNING MIDAS GRADE RKLT SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. SN 38499V5. Cal. 20 ga. 26-1/2″ bbls with hand-filed, vent rib with dual ivory sighting beads, 3″ chambers, choked IMP-CYL / MOD with gold sgl selective trigger & ejectors. Chamber area of top bbl on left side marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST LOUIS MO. & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM” and right side “SPECIAL STEEL – 20 GA – SHELLS 2-3/4″ & 3″ / PATENTS NO 2203.378-2233.861”. There is a 2″ wedge of floral engraving on each side of rib. Usual “Midas” engraving with flowing floral scroll with punch-dot background & vignette of 3 gold pheasants in flight encircled by gold wire on left side, 3 gold ducks in flight encircled with gold wire on right side, gold quail in flight on bottom of receiver, gold hammer & ejector pins; signed on both sides by master engraver J. Baerten. Mounted with fine colorful piece of French walnut, checkered round pistol grip with long tang & Browning hard rubber butt plate. Full checkered field style forend. Bore diameter: top -.621, bottom -.621. Bore restrictions: top -.011, bottom -.006. Wall thickness: top -.035, bottom -.040. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz. LOP 14-1/4″. Accompanied by Browning luggage case. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% orig blue with faint rub mark on bottom bbl from forend & a few light handling marks. Receiver has 99% orig blue with just a faint touch of wear on bottom bbl lugs. Stock is sound & retains virtually all of its orig finish with just a few light handling marks. Same holds true for forend. Mechanics are crisp with strong ejectors & bright shiny bores. Case is in very nice shape, both inside & out. 4-35135 BDT96 (10,000-15,000)

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1546
Revised: 10/1/2008

Additional Information: Caliber of original barrel is .32-40. Pope barrel is .30-30.

RARE STEVENS IDEAL MODEL 52 DELUXE SINGLE SHOT “SCHUETZEN JUNIOR” RIFLE TWO BARREL SET – ONE BARREL BY POPE. SN 853. Spectacular target rifle with 30″ No. 3 weight full oct bbl with globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight & a verier tang sight with 2-3/4″ staff. Receiver is a Model 44-1/2. Front face of the frame is stamped with the Model No. “52”, and “0”. It is mounted with very nicely figured, feather crotch, flame grained, American walnut with beautiful fine checkered, schnable tip forearm with Schuetzen style butt stock that has checkered wrist with serpentine grip cap, a sweeping cheek piece, perch-belly bottom with case colored Schuetzen style buttplate with long prongs. The complete serial number was observed in the usual place on the bottom tang, bottom of the bbl in front of the forearm, inside the buttplate, and on the butt stock under the buttplate. Receiver has a full finger loop lever with Schuetzen style double-set triggers and is very nicely engraved with about 60-70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Top flat of the bbl has the Stevens company name and address and the left top flat has the caliber marking, top flat is also mounted with target scope blocks containing a 21″ Stevens type small tube target scope with orig dust caps, rubber eye cup, and fine cross hairs. Forearm is mounted with an orig Helm style brass palm rest base containing its orig steel and brass palm rest with mushroom shaped smooth walnut knob. The checkering on the forearm is around the palm rest base with double border. Spare bbl is round, 30-1/2″ long and made without provision for sights. The top is mounted with target scope blocks. Between the blocks on top of the bbl is marked “STEVENS-POPE”. Bottom of the bbl has a large “P” over the number “732” with “15/0” below. Bbl is chambered for 30-30 and has Pope’s distinctive left hand twist. This bbl also comes with an orig Stevens checkered forearm identical to the one mounted on the rifle with matching number. Bottom of the forearm is factory drilled for the palm rest mount. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall the rifle, both bbls, receiver, lever, buttplate, and wood retain virtually all of their fine orig factory finish. Blue is strong and bright with brilliant case colors on receiver, lever, and buttplate. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bores in both bbls. Scope retains about 95% strong orig blue with a few light scratches around the mounts. Fine optics 4-35691 JR494 (6,000-10,000)

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1562
Revised: 10/1/2008

Additional Information: Included with the lot are Extracts from Appraisal by Phil Spangenberger and a notarized affidavit from Mr. Tom Selleck.

*TOM SELLECK’S SHILOH SHARPS RIFLE FROM THE MOVIE “QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER”, PROBABLY THE MOST FAMOUS MOVIE GUN IN HISTORY. SN 8886. Cal. 45 2-7/8 (45-110). This rifle is one of three that Mr. Selleck had created especially for his now epic Australian Outback movie “Quigley Down Under”. All three were used in the movie, however conversation with Mr. Selleck disclosed that this is the rifle that remained in the best condition and the one that he had elected to keep for himself. Mr. Selleck uses only his personally owned firearms in his movies, stating that he has found the rental agency firearms unacceptable and usually in poor condition. Mr. Selleck related to this cataloger that in the filming of this movie his intention was for the theme of the movie to revolve around the rifle rather than the character and that is one of the reasons the rifle was not uncased until Quigley’s arrival at the ranch when he was required to demonstrate his shooting prowess. Mr. Selleck stated that all of the material that accompanies this rifle was used in the movie and was created especially for the movie. Most of the items were created in duplicate, as with any movie there are always backup items just in case there is a malfunction so that production is not delayed. He stated that each of the items with this rifle were the ones that he selected to retain for himself and did so until late 2007 when he was tempted into selling them. Mr. Selleck stated that the other cartridge belt was probably retained by the prop master in Australia. One of the other Sharps rifles was donated to the National Firearms Museum of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the other was also donated to the NRA in 1999 to be raffled to support the shooting programs sponsored by the NRA, which raised several million dollars. Accompanied by a copy of a letter from the Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Co. of Big Timber, Montana, which states that this rifle was “one of three specifically built for the motion picture ‘Quigley Down Under’, starring actor, Tom Selleck as Mathew Quigley”. It further describes the rifle with the gold inlay with sights with extra length of pull to fit Mr. Selleck. It also states that all three rifles were shipped to MGM Grand Studios, Hollywood, Cal. in 1989. This lot includes the following: Shiloh-Sharps rifle, a dummy aluminum barrel so that when it was installed the rifle could be handled more easily & effectively one-handed, the one & only fringed buckskin, decorated rifle scabbard, the tooled & buckstitch laced cartridge belt with laced on loops for 21 cartridges that now contain 13 dummy cartridges that Mr. Selleck stated were some of the ones he carried in the movie (others were given away as souvenirs), a fine stag handled custom Bowie knife marked “STAPAL” and its custom leather sheath with beaded & embroidered doeskin facing, a small wood & pewter handled boot knife and an autographed DVD of the movie “Quigley Down Under” having Mr. Selleck in full costume holding this rifle on the cover. It is also accompanied by a copy of the poster from the NRA depicting Mr. Selleck holding this rifle. Rifle & accessories are described as follows: Cal. 45-110 special made Shiloh Sharps Hartford Model with 34″ medium weight oct bbl, globe front sight and Lawrence Patent style ladder rear sight with vernier tang sight that has a 4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with standard pewter tipped forearm & straight stock with Model 1859 patchbox in right side of butt and a smooth Sharps steel buttplate. Top flat of bbl is marked “SHILOH-SHARPS MODEL” with small flourishes of foliate arabesque pattern engraving at each end and the caliber is marked over the chamber. Right side of receiver has a 1-1/4″ x 5/8″ gold wire oval inlaid with the gold initials “MQ” and it has dbl set triggers. The dummy aluminum bbl is also 34″ and of the same dimensions as the real bbl with duplicate sights. The cartridge belt is about 45″ overall length, including the buckle & tongue billets. It is 3-5/8″ wide, of medium weight belting leather having tooled decorative edges with two panels of bucklace stitching which are the ends of the cartridge loop strap. Cartridge loops are laid out in patterns of three on each side near billet ends with fifteen more in the center. It has a square brass buckle and the buckle billet is riveted. The Bowie knife has an 8-1/2″ clip point blade with 4″ back grind and is 1-1/2″ at ricasso. Left ricasso is marked in script “Stapal”. It has an oval German silver handguard with a rnd stag handle with flat, bevel edged, German silver pommel cap. Sheath is nicely made of two pieces of belting leather with a wedge near the top and a long belt loop to fit over the cartridge belt. Sheath is faced with embroidered cloth and has beaded doe skin around the top. The boot knife has a 5-1/2″ flat ground blade almost 1/4″ thick with faceted walnut handle without handguard and with a pewter band near the blade & a pewter pommel cap. Rifle scabbard is 62″ long including a 9″ flap with folded & sewn edges. It is 8″ wide at the butt end x about 3″ at muzzle end with 21″ of fringe buckstitch laced along bottom edge at the muzzle. Entire face of one side has Indian style decorations in red, green & white. Certainly in recent memory and probably for all time, this is the single most famous firearm ever used in a movie. There are numerous famous actors who have a trademark firearm that was used in much of their career but none of their movies were actually built around the firearm as Mr. Selleck did with “Quigley Down Under”. The only one or two other firearms that come close would be “Winchester ’73” with Jimmy Stewart but that movie was built more around the characters than the rifle even though the Winchester One of One Thousand rifle did play a prominent role, it was relegated to second place behind the characters. John Wayne also made his large loop lever Winchester model ’94 carbine famous and used it in many movies, but it was never a featured part of any of his movies, whereas Mr. Selleck made this rifle the focus of Quigley Down Under. Offered without estimate. PROVENANCE: Tom Selleck, Actor. CONDITION: Rifle is very fine. Bbl retains about 95% thinning orig blue with a few light scratches and wear at the balance point on the bbl which is just over the bbl marking. Receiver, lockplate, lever, hammer, buttplate & patchbox retain about all of their moderately faded orig factory case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with a few light scratches & nicks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Dummy bbl retains about 90% orig black anodized finish. Cartridge belt is lightly soiled & stained with light verdigris from brass cartridge casings and marks from the cartridges. Bowie knife has a dark patina in the hollow ground area and on ricasso. Handle is fine. Sheath doeskin facing is soiled & stained with some damage to the flap. Boot knife is a blue/brown patina with solid clean handle. Sheath is moderately soiled & stained but completely intact with orig buckskin ties. 4-35576 JR501 (Estimate: PLEASE CONTACT FIREARMS DIVISION)

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1566
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Title should read: MARLIN BALLARD #6 SCHUETZEN RIFLE.

MARLIN BALLARD SCHUETZEN RIFLE. SN 21727. Cal. 32-40. 32″ part oct bbl, windage adjustable front sight with spirit level, tang-mounted 3″ Vernier peep sight. Top flat of bbl has been equipped with Unertl scope bases & stamped “AH” on left side flat; topped with 10X Unertl 1-1/4″ scope. The “MARLIN FIREARMS CO.” marked receiver is engraved on left side with bold floral scroll & circle with running buck deer; on right side, scroll & circle with standing bear. Equipped with dbl set triggers and loop & spur lever. Mounted with high-grade “streaky” walnut, multi-point checkered forend with horn Schnable tip insert, multi-point checkered straight grip, Schuetzen left side cheekpiece & nickel Swiss butt plate. Inspection of gun reveals matching SN on bottom of bbl, back of forend front of stock, with no. “2784” stamped on inside of butt plate. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% of a fine brown finish. Receiver has traces of orig case colors mixed with silver hardening & gray patina. Stock is sound with hairline crack on left side running from receiver to cheekpiece, & a couple of repaired chips at top of grip at receiver; has a few minor nicks & scratches & a fine restored finish. Forend is sound with some minor handling marks & retains virtually all of its fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, including set trigger; shiny bore with dark grooves & minor scattered pitting. Scope is clear with fine crosshairs. 4-35696 BDT289 (6,000-10,000)

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1567
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Title should read: MARLIN BALLARD #9 UNION HILL SHOOTING AWARD OFF-HAND RIFLE. Provenance should include: Famous John Dutcher Coll.

MARLIN BALLARD SHOOTING AWARD OFF-HAND RIFLE. SN 28116. Cal. 32-40. 30″ part oct bbl, windage adjustable globe front sight, no rear seat, tang-mounted 3″ Vernier peep sight. Top bbl flats have been equipped with scope blocks & topped with Lyman Super Target Spot 20X scope. Rebated receiver marked “MARLIN FIREARMS CO.” & equipped with large finger loop lever. Mounted with semi-fancy walnut, checkered Schnable tip forend, checkered serpentine pistol grip, off-hand cheekpiece on left side, nickel Swiss butt plate. Engraved plaque on right side reading “PRESENTED BY / THE BABST BREWING CO. / TO THE / WALLACE GUN CLUB / AND WON BY HORACE KING / SCORE: 55555” and a shooter standing & holding a lever action rifle. Inspection of gun reveals bbl with matching SN, as well as back of forend, inside of butt plate & front of stock. PROVENANCE: Dr. Frank Miller Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 70-75% thinning blue mixed with gray patina. Receiver retains 70-80% fading case colors, with wear on right side rear to a silver patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & scrapes, retaining most of a fine varnish finish. Butt plate has most of its nickel finish. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering & a hand-worn patina mixed with varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bore. Scope is slightly cloudy with canted crosshairs. 4-35697 BDT288 (5,000-10,000)

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1568
Revised: 10/1/2008

Correction: Title should say “Deluxe #4” not “Mid Range”.

FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN BALLARD MID-RANGE RIFLE. SN 21062. Cal. 38-55. 28″ oct bbl, combination front sight, blank in rear seat, 3″ tang-mounted Vernier peep sight. Receiver engraved with flowing floral scroll with punch-dot background & circle with running buck deer on left side; right side has matching scroll & circle with bear perched on rock outcropping. Mounted with fancy highly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip & crescent butt, uncheckered forearm with horn Schnable tip. Inspection of gun reveals bbl with matching number to receiver, as well as back of forend, butt plate & front of stock. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 40-50% orig blue, mostly in front of forend, with balance showing wear with silver & brown patina mix. Receiver is clean & shows traces of orig case colors, but is mostly a silver hardening mixed with patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & dings, carrying a coat of added finish. Forend is sound with some minor nicks & dings and has a hand-worn patina finish. Mechanics are crisp; shiny bore with some minor scattered pits. 4-37201 BDT282 (10,000-15,000)

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1569
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Title should read: RARE MARLIN BALLARD #7 A-1 LONG RANGE RIFLE.

RARE MARLIN BALLARD A-1 LONG RANGE RIFLE. SN 809. Cal. 44-77. 34″ part oct bbl, combination front sight, no seat for rear, tang-mounted 5″ Vernier peep sight. Receiver marked with “J.M. MARLIN” address, engraved “BALLARD A-1” on left side of receiver & “LONG RANGE” on right side; both accompanied by some fine accenting scroll. Closed loop lever & checkered trigger. Mounted with highly figured walnut, checkered forend with horn Schnable tip, checkered serpentine pistol grip with ebony insert & deep checkered steel butt plate. Inspection of gun reveals matching serial numbers on bbl, back of forend, butt plate & front of stock. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 90-95% orig blue with thinning at muzzle, some areas of cleaned shallow oxidation & thinning on sharp edges of oct. Receiver shows traces of orig case colors mixed with silver hardening & brown patina. Stock is sound with some minor grain checking on left side, a few nicks & scrapes & retains a fine, cleaned, hand-rubbed finish. Forend is sound with some minor nicks & scratches & hand-worn patina with orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-37200 BDT284 (12,500-17,500)

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1570
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Title should read: MARLIN BALLARD UNION HILL MID-RANGE RIFLE WITH SWISS BUTT.

MARLIN BALLARD MID-RANGE RIFLE WITH SWISS BUTT. SN 22288. Cal. 32-40. 30″ part oct bbl, windage adjustable globe sight with spirit level, level in rear seat & 3″ tang-mounted Vernier peep sight. Receiver marked “MARLIN FIREARMS CO.”. Mounted with select straight grain walnut, replacement Schnable tip forend, uncheckered serpentine pistol grip, left side mounted cheekpiece & nickel Swiss butt plate. Inspection of firearm reveals matching SN bbl, unnumbered forend, matching numbered Swiss butt plate; unable to remove stock for inspection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 70-75% orig blue, thinning through forearm area & sharp edges of oct; rnd portion thinned from a light cleaning. Receiver shows traces of orig case colors, mixed with silver hardening color & some spotted areas with gray patina. Stock is sound with some minor marks & retains most of an applied varnish finish. Replaced forend nicely matches buttstock in color, with some minor nicks & dings, retaining most of its varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, shiny bore with slightly dark grooves. 4-37198 BDT285 (7,000-10,000)

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1571
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Title should read: OUTSTANDING MARLIN BALLARD 1-1/2 HUNTER RIFLE. Not LONG RANGE RIFLE.

OUTSTANDING MARLIN BALLARD LONG RANGE RIFLE. SN 14337. Cal. 45-70. 32″ rnd bbl, Rocky Mountain front sight, sporting rear & tang-mounted 3″ peep sight. Standard receiver marked “J.M. MARLIN. NEW-HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. / BALLARD’S, PATENT. NOV. 5, 186”. Mounted with select straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent butt & Schnable tip forend. Inspection of gun reveals matching SN on bbl, back of forend, butt plate & front of stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with some minor scuffing, nicks & scratches. Receiver retains 95-98% orig fading case colors, stronger in protected areas with thinning on sharp edges. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & handling marks, retaining most of its orig varnish finish. Butt plate shows good orig case colors, strong on tang & thinning through curve. Forend is sound with some nicks & dings & a couple of scratches, but retains most of its orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-37204 BDT283 (12,500-17,500)

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1572
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: Firing pin is not broken. It is correct and the way it was originally made.

MERRIMACK ARMS MANUFACTURED BALLARD HUNTER’S RIFLE. SN 19956. Cal. 38. 25-7/8″ oct bbl; 2-leaf rear sight, one standing & one folding; dovetail-mounted tang peep sight, manual exterior extractor, combination rimfire & center-fire system. Top of bbl marked “No. 38”; chamber area on top flat of bbl & top of receiver marked with matching serial numbers. Left side of receiver marked “MERRIMACK ARMS MFG. CO. / NEWBURYPORT MASS. / BALLARD’S PATENT / NOV. 5, 1861”. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, forend with steel tip insert, uncheckered straight grip & crescent butt. Inspection of gun reveals matching SN at front of stock, a small compartment in rear of stock containing firing pin spanner tool & inside of forend containing a relieved area with a percussion nipple. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue, some faint thinning on sharp edges & a few minor nicks & scrapes. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, thinning on right side grip area & some minor surface oxidation. Breechblock is currently set for center-fire ammunition only, as it looks like the rimfire pin was intentionally broken to fill slot; would be easily repairable. Base of rimfire firing pin is still retained in hammer. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & scrapes & retains most of its orig finish. Butt plate retains 80-90% fading orig case colors. Forend is sound with some minor bruising & minor chip left side at receiver; hand-worn patina across belly & approx. 50% orig finish. Mechanics are crisp with shiny bore. 4-35552 BDT286 (2,000-3,000)

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2144
Revised: 10/1/2008

Additional Information: Buttstock and buttplate are serial numbered to the gun.

FINE EARLY HENRY MARKED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 20285. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with half-nickel front sight & Henry style 900 yard ladder rear sight. Top flat has completely legible Henry’s Patent markings. Mounted with nicely figured uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight grip & crescent brass buttplate with trap. Bottom of buttstock has a Henry style sling swivel & forend cap with Winchester style sling loop on an integral base. This rifle was manufactured in 1869 and is toward the end of the rifles that have the Henry bbl markings. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 88-90% strong orig blue turning a little plum on bbl with some light scattered spots of fine pitting. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate show slight edge wear & retain a fine medium mustard patina, having been polished a long time ago and now regaining its patina. Carrier has some light hammer marks on bottom with a few light scratches on receiver. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises on the butt & retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-35785 (35,000-45,000)

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2167
Revised: 9/22/2008

Additional Information: Gun is accompanied by a Winchester/ Cody Firearms Museum Letter identifying the gun as described.

MAGNIFICENT RESTORED WINCHESTER 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 37868. Cal. 45-60. 28″ oct bbl & full magazine, Lyman fine bead front sight, with serrated side sporting rear. Mounted with exceptional piece of flame grain walnut, deluxe checkered pistol grip with fleur-de-lis insert, crescent butt with trapdoor, with 3-pc steel & brass-tipped wiping rod. H-style checkered forend. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly no.”1749 XXX”, with matching number on inside toe of butt plate. No number was observed in top tang channel of stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as near new from restoration. Bbl & magazine tube have nearly all of their blue that is starting to turn a little brown, some sharp edge wear, a couple of minor dings on bbl & small dent in magazine tube. Receiver, lever & hammer have virtually all of their restored factory quality case colors, including lacquer. Loading gate has virtually all of its fine nitre blue. Dust cover has most of its blue finish with a few minor scratches. Professionally replicated stock fits perfectly & has only a couple of minor scratches, retaining all of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Butt plate has nearly all of its fine restored case colors that are starting to fade. Forend is solid with minor nick on left side at receiver, good sharp checkering, and virtually all of its fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, dark bore with distinctive rifling & scattered pitting. 4-35065 BDT70 (20,000-30,000)

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2195
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: It is common knowledge that M1892 guns in this serial range and later were assembled using left-over parts and were frequently found with case-colored levers and assorted other parts from earlier production.

*EXTREMELY RARE SPECIAL ORDER SEMI-DELUXE SMOOTH BORE WINCHESTER MODEL 92 CARBINE. SN 992168. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Extremely unusual carbine with 20″ rnd, smooth-bore bbl, full mag with square base carbine front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. It is mounted with very nicely figured, straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with capped pistol grip stock and crescent rifle buttplate. Receiver and buttplate are nickel plated. Undoubtedly this carbine was built especially for a wild west showman or woman. This carbine appears to have been built in 1928 but it has a case colored lever with blued hammer. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The bbl and mag tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue and bbl bands about 95% strong orig blue, stronger on the forearm band. The receiver and buttplate retain virtually all of strong orig factory nickel with light freckling on the receiver and one small spot of wear by the hammer. The lever retains 75-80% bright case colors on the sides, mostly turned silver on the outer face. The hammer retains most of its orig factory blue. The stock has a hairline by the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling and use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with very minor roughness. A truly rare and desirable Winchester. 4-36202 JR85 (15,000-20,000)

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2214
Revised: 10/7/2008

Additional Information: Broken hammer spring. Simple, inexpensive repair.

ANTIQUE WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 20041. Cal. 38-55. 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, Marble No. 2 fine bead front sight, 2-leaf Lyman rear sight, standard receiver with tang-mounted coarse knurled post peep sight. Mounted with deluxe “XXX” walnut, fine checkered pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, crescent butt & H-style checkered forend. Investigation of lower tang reveals assembly no. “3653” & “XXX”. Same assembly no. can be found stamped on rear of stock & inside toe of butt plate. Accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying gun as 38-55 rifle, oct bbl, plain trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman rear sight; received in warehouse Mar. 11, 1897, & shipped same day on order no. 4803. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 65-70% orig blue with carrying wear across chamber area, sharp edge wear & a few nicks & scrapes. Magazine tube has blue in protected areas with balance blended with silver gray patina. Receiver has 40-50% orig blue mixed with some brown patina & silvered across bottom & top. Hammer shows orig case colors mixed with dark patina. Lever has traces of orig color mixed with silver & brown patina. Stock is sound, with crack in toe originating from lower butt plate screw; finish is nicked, cracked & chipped with dark hand-worn patina. Butt plate is silver mixed with brown patina. Forend is sound with moderately flat checkering & retains dark hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with gray bore & scattered pitting. 4-35887 BDT177 (3,000-5,000)

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2242
Revised: 10/5/2008

Additional Information: We have recently receive a Colt Factory Letter on this Rare Colt which states: “25-1/2″ bbl shipped to Hartley & Graham 12-31-1883 in a shipment of 10 guns”. Also notes: “Blue Wood”. According to knowledgeable Colt Burgess people, it is not unusual for factory records to be lacking complete information. We are also told that from time to time these Deluxe rifles are found with serial numbers on stock and gun not and not matching. ( Stock SN 3327). Wood is definately COlt and contemporaneous with production of gun.

EXTREMELY SCARCE DELUXE COLT BURGESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4105. Cal. 44-40. 25-1/2″ octagon bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight, serrated side sporting rear, standard receiver with Rampant Colt on left side, mounted with deluxe fancy walnut, multi-point deluxe checkered straight grip, crescent butt with trapdoor, and multi-point deluxe checkered forend. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 70-75% original blue with muzzle wear and some shallow corrosion, thinning on sharp edges and mixed with some brown patina. Receiver has traces of original blue, mostly in protected areas, and blending with a brown and silver patina. There are some shallow faint scratches on both sides of receiver. Stock is sound with numerous handling marks, nicks and dings, good checkering and has original finish mixed with a hand worn patina. Forend is sound with handling marks and minor nicks and dings, good checkering, original finish mixed with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bore has moderate scattered pits. 4-35370 BDT249 (25,000-30,000)

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2249
Revised: 9/17/2008

Correction. The correct serial number is 122.

VERY RARE COLT MODEL 1839 PATERSON CARBINE. SN 722. Cal. 525 Smoothbore. Rare carbine with only approx. 950 produced in the period 1838-1841. This is the standard model with 24-1/4″ multi-faceted to rnd bbl with pin front sight and a tiny fixed rear sight. Right side of bbl lug has the attachment holes & bracket for the rammer which is missing and has been for many years. Right side of lug also is marked with the standard Paterson marking. It has 6-shot 2-1/2″ cylinder with rnd shoulder and line decorations around circumference. Mounted with uncheckered walnut with straight stock, serpentine shaped trigger guard with a long curved finger rest and a smooth crescent buttplate with stepped tang. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains with the metal being overall a very dark undisturbed patina with heavy pitting around the cylinder end of the bbl lug. Cylinder is also a smooth even patina with no scene remaining and no serial number visible. Partial serial number was observed on rear face of bbl lug and a complete serial number on the buttplate. No further disassembly was affected to check for other numbered parts. Wedge is a replacement bearing serial number “150” and is loose & sloppy in the slot but it is an orig Paterson carbine wedge. Mechanics are a little sloppy but functional, good bore with some shine & scattered pitting. 4-35436 (22,500-27,500)

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2252
Revised: 10/10/2008

Additional Information: Right grip has a hand-carved “K”, undoubtedly for John Reese Kenly. Item is accompanied by a Statement of Authenticity by Bobby Vance, Briggs, TX.

RARE AND HISTORIC COLT WHITNEYVILLE-WALKER PISTOL “A COMPANY # 210” AND ORIGINAL FLASK ISSUED AT VERA CRUZ IN 1847 TO PRIVATE SAM WILSON (TEXAS RANGER), LATER OBTAINED BY BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN REESE KENLY OF MARYLAND AND BELIEVED TO BE THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF A MARTIAL WALKER EXTANT. SN A Co. 210. The Wilson-Kenly Walker is one of the most exciting Colt discoveries in many years. This magnificent Colt Walker Revolver, SN A Co. 210, has been the subject of much research proving it to be a well documented firearm from the Mexican War that is related to both a Texas volunteer private and one of the Maryland’s most respected officers in both the Mexican War and Civil War. Moreover, this revolver retains an extraordinary amount of orig finish that is a rarity in and of itself. Until now this historic treasure has been almost unknown and never photographed or offered at public sale. At the annual Meeting of the National Rifle Association in 1972 in Portland, Oregon, the current owner did exhibit it . As a result the firearm won a prestigious Certificate of Recognition for its “…outstanding historical value, or beauty, or rarity…” and the NRA Silver Medallion #127 as one of the ten best arms at the show. The Colt Walker was officially designated a pistol as it was the first revolver ever purchased by the Army Ordnance Department. Many men familiar with single shot percussion muzzle loading pistols had never seen a revolver, much less used one, resulting in many burst cylinders and the accidental firing of all six chambers. The Walker pistols were manufactured during a short production run in 1847 and were named after Capt. Samuel Hamilton Walker, a renowned national hero who fought in the Texas-Mexico wars. Capt. Walker approached Samuel Colt, a leading firearms designer, to create a stronger and more reliable revolver suitable for the Texas Rangers and the U.S. Dragoons. The new weapon was designed by both Colt and Walker, based on the Colt Paterson revolver, but clearly an improvement. It proved to be a revolver of such size, weight, and heft that Colt was reputed to have said, “It would take a Texan to shoot it”. Walker wrote in 1847 that the gun was “as effective as a common rifle at 100 yards and superior to a musket even at 200”. Far more powerful than the earlier Patersons, this gun quickly became legendary. In fact at the time it was made it was the most powerful handgun in the world and remained so until the advent of the .44 Magnum in about 1954. For those who could afford it, the Walker Colt was a symbol of strength, authority and great financial means. While the revolver was a financial success for Colt, Capt. Walker met a tragic end. Fighting at the front in the Mexican War, he was killed by a lance in the Battle of Juamantla in early October 1847. At the time of his death, Walker was carrying a pair of Walker revolvers–gifts from Colt which had just arrived a few days before. The spectacular condition and rarity of this revolver certainly qualifies it as a special treasure, but also of equal importance is its impeccable provenance and history. This revolver has descended through the family of Bvt. Maj. Gen. John Reese Kenly of Maryland and this is the first time that this revolver and flask have been offered for sale outside of Kenly’s family descendants. Research in published materials, Colt Factory records and Federal documents show that this Colt-Walker revolver was part of the second shipment of 280 revolvers that were received from Eli Whitney’s factory at the New York Ordnance Depot on August 6, 1847. Three days later, this shipment of Colts was forwarded to the United States Ordnance Depot in Vera Cruz Mexico. All 220 of the revolvers designated for “A Company” (and so marked) were in this shipment along with 60 others marked for “B Company”. The revolvers arrived in Vera Cruz on October 22, 1847. On the 26th of October, Lt. Josiah Gorgas (the future Confederate Brig. Gen. and Chief of the Ordnance Bureau) issued 180 of these Colts to Col. John Coffee Hays, Commander for the First Regiment, Texas Mounted Vols. This revolver, serial number 210 was part of that issue. At the time of issue, the First Regiment was stationed at Vergara, just three miles from the Depot at Vera Cruz on the road to Jalapa. One of the privates in Company I, named Samuel Wilson, received this Colt, confirmed and attested to by his presence on the regimental roster and the crudely scratched name “Samuel Wilson” on the trigger guard. Wilson is listed in the records of Texas Veterans in the Mexican War as “died at Jalapa, Mexico” at age 33. The cause of death is unknown. It is, however, known that John Kenly was in Jalapa at that time. The circumstances under which Sam Wilson’s Colt-Walker revolver was acquired by Kenly are unknown. In Kenly’s published work, Memoirs of A Maryland Volunteer: War With Mexico, in the Years 1846-8, on page 366, Kenly states, “Nov 30 I was this day appointed by Colonel Hughes the military commandant of the garrison at Jalapa”. On page 374, he further states, as part of his duties he was “to inspect the company drills, the company quarters, and the hospitals…”. There are many mentions of his contact with Texas volunteer regiments, his duty in and around Vera Cruz and Jalapa and there is a mention that he picked up “interesting” firearms. Kenly’s memoirs also mention interactions with Col. Hays, Commander of the First Regiment Texas Mounted Vols, where Samuel Wilson served. As military commandant and being in charge of the hospital (likely when Wilson died), Kenly was ideally positioned to acquire the revolver from the dying Wilson. One thing for certain is the fact that Kenly somehow acquired Sam Wilson’s Walker Colt and not only kept it throughout his lifetime (together with various other accouterments and memorabilia acquired in the Mexican War, which were sold on the private market by the same consignor prior to his meeting with Julia’s), but also passed the Walker (and his collection of memorabilia) onto his descendants. The revolver eventually descended to the consignor’s mother to whom John Reese Kenly was her great uncle. In the consignor’s sworn affidavit, which accompanies this lot, he states that in the late spring or summer of 1941 he, together with his mother and brother visited the old Kenly home for the last time. At that time, the consignor himself discovered a powder flask in a trunk in the same house, which later proved to be the orig flask for this Colt Walker. The revolver has been in his mother’s possession and eventually passed to him until the time that it was consigned to Julia’s. John Reese Kenly was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 11, 1818. He was schooled in Baltimore, studied law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1845. Like all good socialites, Kenly joined one of the City’s elite militia units “The Eagle Artillery”. With the opening of the Mexican War, Kenly attempted to enter the United States Regulars but was told that the War Department needed companies of volunteers from Maryland and Washington D.C. and that he could achieve a higher rank by starting a company of his own to respond to the crisis. In Baltimore, in 36 hours, he had raised the necessary officers and men for the company and shortly thereafter reported for duty in Washington D.C.. Thus, now as Capt, Kenly had become attached to the Battalion of Baltimore and Washington Volunteers. During the Battle of Monterey, Kenly distinguished himself for gallantry under fire and received a formal resolution of thanks from the Maryland legislature. Upon the expiration of his term he returned to Baltimore, raised yet another company of volunteers named the Maryland and District of Columbia Volunteers and returned to Mexico in the rank of Major where he remained through various campaigns in and around Vera Cruz until the end of the war. Following the War with Mexico, John Kenly returned to Baltimore to resume his law practice, remaining in the local militia. With the outbreak of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln commissioned Kenly as Col. of the First Maryland (Union) Infantry. During Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign, Kenly was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Front Royal Virginia. In this action, at the cost of nearly 600 casualties and many prisoners, Kenly’s heroism was reported to have saved Gen. Nathanial Banks’ army. Kenly was paroled and exchanged on August 15, 1862. Within days he received notice of his promotion and commissioning as Brig. Gen. With his new rank he was assigned to command “The Maryland Brigade” which was a consolidation of the 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th Maryland Infantry Regiments. Following the Antietam Campaign, the Maryland Brigade was assigned to Western Maryland providing protection against the constant attacks on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In the fall of 1863, Kenly received command of the 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps in the Bristoe, Virginia Campaign. Leaving the Army of the Potomac at the outset of Grant’s Richmond Campaign, Kenly was sent to Wilmington, Delaware to command the District of Delaware. In the course of Confederate Gen. Jubal Early’s campaign on Washington D.C., Kenly pursued the Confederates out of Monocacy Junction, Maryland with a band of local home guards and militia. The end of Kenly’s battlefield career came with the destruction of a supply train in Winchester, VA by Confederates under his watch that resulted in a board of inquiry. While the results were inconclusive, Kenly was sent off to command the District of the Eastern Shore of Maryland for the remainder of the War. On March 13, 1865, Kenly received a commission as Bvt. Maj. Gen. of Vols and was mustered out of service in August of the same year. He returned to Baltimore to practice law, received, yet another resolution of thanks from the Maryland State Legislature and a presentation sword from the City of Baltimore. He died on December 20, 1891. This is a rare Whitneyville-Walker Colt Revolver along with its orig flask in extraordinary condition and believed to be the finest conditioned, martial Walker in existence. The impeccable provenance, and being identified to a prominent Mexican War and Civil War officer of note, makes it the most important and orig martial Walker known to us to exist. Opportunities to acquire rare firearms with important and documented histories do not come along very often. Of particular interest is the fact that this revolver and flask have both a documented history to Pvt. Samuel Wilson, First Texas Mounted Volunteers (including his name on the revolver) and undisputed family connections to Bvt. Maj. Gen. John Reese Kenly being a part of a magnificent collection of Kenly artifacts that have been in descendants’ hands since Kenly’s death. This is the first time that this revolver has ever been offered for sale. In this day and age, the sale of this revolver and flask will represent its first possession outside of the family. This fine revolver is described as having a 9″ oct to rnd bbl with German silver front sight and address reading from cyl to muzzle, with a tiny “P” proof on the top flat just above the forcing cone. It has bayonet style rammer latch that is broken. Left side of bbl lug has the full serial number and right side has a small “US” over “1847” just above the wedge screw. Wedge is not numbered but appears to be the orig item. Frame has the three screws on the left side of which only the hammer screw extends through the right side and has full serial number on the left front side. It has its orig square back brass trigger guard with orig short trigger with rounded front edge on the trigger slot. Bottom front flat of the trigger guard has the abbreviated serial number with a small “H” proof at the rear edge of the trigger bow. The trigger bow has the crudely scratched name “Samuel Wilson”. Back strap is blued steel with full serial number on the butt strap reading from heel to toe and has a small “H” proof about centered on the back. Mounted with a smooth, straight grain, 1-pc walnut grip with legible cartouches on each side & a small “P” proof on the left bottom edge. Right side of the front strap, under the grip, is stamped “210” which number is also stamped inside the front strap channel of the grip. It has its orig U-shaped hammer spring with no additional visible numbers under the grip. Front end of the frame, between frame pins and bottom of the cylinder arbor are also stamped “210”. The cylinder, which is in the white, has its full rolled Ranger/Indian fight scene with a fine strong pressure ridge toward the rear edge. It also has the abbreviated serial number on the panel between “MODEL U.S.M.R.” and “COLT’S PATENT”, with fine stippled, checkered background. It has oval cylinder stop notches with a single safety pin on the rear face and the number “430” on the opposite land between nipple recesses. “430” is the sequential number of Walker revolvers produced. Bore has seven lands & grooves of about equal width with a right hand twist. It is the contention of this cataloger and numerous historians & researchers that Walker cylinders were never finished blue but were left “in the white”, as this one remains today. Accompanied by its orig “COLTS PATENT”, brass Walker flask with dbl sided repoussed stand of flags & trophy of arms with a mortar on the left side, a stack of cannonballs at the far left edge & a single large cannonball below the field carriage wheel. Right side has drum that is tilted well behind the other field carriage wheel. Below this scene are crossed Paterson rifles & a pair of crossed Walker style revolvers over the ribbon embossed with “COLTS PATENT”. See The Powder Flask Book, Riling, No. 826, which he refers to this flask as the “later Walker” type. Also accompanied by an orig National Rifle Association of America sterling silver medallion serial number “127” which was awarded to this revolver as previously noted. PROVENANCE: Pvt. Samuel Wilson, Company I, 1st Regiment Texas Mounted Volunteers; Brevet Maj. Gen. John Reese Kenly; descendants of Brevet Maj. Gen. John Reese Kenly. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. The bbl retains 60-70% strong orig Colt factory blue, glossy & bright in sheltered areas and strong on right side of the lug. Bbl is flaked & slightly worn with left side cleaned to a blue/gray patina. Right side retains thinning orig blue. Rammer & rammer handle retain case colors turned silver with about 60% faded colors on the pivot. Wedge retains about 80% orig blue. Frame retains 30-40% faded case colors with the balance turned to a silver/gray patina. Trigger guard has lightly worn edges with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains a light mustard patina, having been cleaned a long time ago and now beginning to regain a patina. Cyl, in the white & never finished blue, has a few minor nicks around the front edge with strong clean nipples and about half of the orig safety pin. Overall, the cyl has a few minor scratches and some extremely fine pin prick pitting and retains about 85-90% strong Ranger/Indian fight scene with the fine shaded background mostly still present. Fine shading on the horses & figures is also mostly still present. Back strap retains about 50% orig blue, glossy & strong toward the top and on the shoulders. Butt strap retains about 75% thinning orig blue. Grip has a minuscule chip on the right toe with four or five dings on the right side and retains a fine hand worn patina with both cartouches legible. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with one spot of pitting and a few minor light spots of discoloration. Flask shows small nicks & dings and a couple of minor dents and retains a dark mustard patina. Spout is functional. 4-33737 JR493 (500,000-1,000,000)

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2282
Revised: 10/6/2008

Correction: We do not guarantee the serial numbers on this stock. The stock is genuine-the lug is broken and has been repaired.

EXTREMELY RARE CANTEEN SHOULDER STOCK FOR COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 11707 & 11708. Extremely rare martially marked Colt canteen stock for Model 1860 Army with brass yoke & carbine style buttplate on a nicely figured uncheckered walnut stock with integral canteen, with spout in the comb. Bottom tang behind the attaching arm has serial numbers “11707” & “11708” and it has a stud & ring in bottom tang. Left side of wrist has outline of a cartouche & it has small inspector initial “H” on buttplate tang & bottom tang of yoke. Not many of these canteen stocks were produced and rarely are they ever found being sold separately. CONDITION: Very fine. Wood is sound with a slight separation in the two halves of stock at heel, otherwise completely sound with minor handling & use marks and retains a smooth hand worn patina. Yoke has a crack by left ear, otherwise metal is sound & retains a medium mustard patina. Canteen plug is orig & intact, missing small retaining chain. 4-35851 JR381 (4,000-6,000)

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2283
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Serial Number should read “117964” not 117904″. This means the pair are within 8 serial numbers apart, not 54 serial numbers apart.

EXCEEDINGLY RARE CASED PAIR OF PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVERS. SN 117904 & 117958. Cal. 36. Exceptional & exceedingly rare cased pair of Civil War presentation Colt Model 1851 percussion revolvers. This pair is identical in all respects with 7-1/2″ oct bbls, brass pin front sights, “NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA” addresses and “COLT’S PATENT” on left side of frames. They have silver plated brass trigger guard & back straps with 1-pc walnut grips. Each back strap is identically engraved “PRESENTED TO CAP. A.L. HOUGH BY UNION RIFLES TERRE HAUTE, IND.”. Serial numbers on both revolvers, on frames, trigger guards & butt straps are accompanied by a small number “2”, undoubtedly indicating that they are a pair. Accompanied by their orig burgundy velvet lined mahogany Colt casing with mortised brass lock & diamond shaped escutcheon in front. Bottom is compartmented for the two revolvers, a sgl sided angle spout, “COLT’S PATENT” flask, a “COLT’S PATENT” 2-cavity iron bullet mold with sprue cutter, a laquered tin of 500 Eley’s caps, an L-shaped nipple wrench & a spare, orig, unnumbered cylinder. Right rear corner compartment contains bullets & balls. Also accompanying are four packets of orig combustible cartridges marked “FOR WHITNEY’S OR COLT’S NAVY PISTOL”. Capt. Alfred Lacy Hough was born in New Jersey & enlisted in the 17th Pennsylvania Infantry in April 1861 and mustered out in June 1861 to accept a commission as Captain in the 19th Infantry. It was apparently at this time that he was sent to Indiana as a recruiting officer and apparently became associated with the Union Rifles in Terre Haute. It is unclear exactly what the Union Rifles actually were but a later bit of information disclosed that the Union Rifles, in May of 1864. had opened a recruiting office and raised money & supplies to supply men in the field and relief to the families of the soldiers who were not present to provide for them. The Union Rifles apparently had been formed in April 1861 just for that purpose. There is no indication of the reason for the presentation although it can be assumed that the presentation in some way related to Capt. Hough’s recruiting efforts in the area. Capt. Hought served throughout the entire war and was breveted Major in Sept. 1863 for gallant & meritorious service in the Battle of Chickamauga. He was then promoted to Brevet Lt. Colonel in March 1865 for the mustering of troops and on the same day to Brevet Colonel for gallant & meritorious service during the war. He remained in the 19th Infantry until September 1866 when he was transferred to the 28th Infantry, then was reassigned to the 13th Infantry in 1870 & promoted to the prominent rank of Major in the 22nd Infantry in 1874. He was made permanent Lt. Col. in the 16th Infantry in Feb. 1882 and served on the frontier at Fort Davis, Arizona Territory as Post Commander from May to August 1882. He was promoted to Colonel of the 9th Infantry in 1888 and retired in April 1890, ending a long & distinguished military career served with courage & honor. Included in the lot is a copy of Hough’s book “Soldier in the West, C.W. Letters of Alfred Lacy Hough” a digest of the author’s patriotic feelings about the War, his personal life back on the home front, and his development as a professional soldier. Additional research in the Terre Haute, Indiana area newspaper morgues may disclose the reason for the presentation of this wonderful pair of revolvers to Capt. Hough. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, probably unfired. Both retain virtually all of their strong, bright orig factory finish with glossy Colt blue on bbl & cylinders with some light flaking on both bbls & cylinders. Frames, hammers, rammers & rammer handles all retain about 99%+ of their brilliant orig factory case colors. Trigger guards & back straps retain virtually all of their orig silver finish, slightly thinned on back straps in the engraved areas. Grips are pristine, retaining virtually all of their brilliant orig factory varnish. Both revolvers appear to be unfired with both cylinders retaining all six crisp safety pins. Case is completely sound with minor handling & storage marks & retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Interior is heavily faded in lid and moderately faded in bottom with wear & soil from the front sights & hammer spurs. Flask is fine, probably not orig to this set and retains 75-80% orig finish with several small dents on back side. Mold is crisp & new retaining about 98% orig finish. Spare cylinder is also new. Nipple wrench & cap tin are fine. Two of the cartridge packets are crisp & orig with the other two in slightly soiled condition with an open seam on bottom of each. An extraordinary set in as fine orig condition as one would ever fine anywhere else in the world. 4-35780 JR347 (180,000-225,000)

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2306
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Not a lithograph. This work is entirely done by hand using pen, ink and watercolour. It is an engineering drawing.

HAND-COLORED LITHO COLT’S PATENT PAPER FOR GUN-MAKING MACHINERY. This hand-colored, French, pen-and-ink drawing of Colt’s Patent for Gun-Making Machinery executed to accompany his French Patent Application of Jan. 16, 1855. Eight separate figures contained on the sheet and exquisitely rendered in black ink with light blue and buff watercolor. Amazing detail achieved. Duplicate of the orig sheet of drawings deposited with the French Patent Office. With the stamp of Colt’s Patent Attorney M. Perigna, 46, Rue Sainte-Anne, Paris, as well as the blind-stamp of the French Patent Office. Framed in a magnificent Empire, second period, gilt and black lacquered frame, of the period. SIZE: Image: 20-1/4” x 28-1/2”. Including frame: Approx. 36-1/2” x 28-1/2”. CONDITION: Fold marks appear on the litho, as it should. Colors generally strong & bright. Frame in very good condition. 4-35497 JDJ7 (2,000-3,000)

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2324
Revised: 10/20/2008

Additional Information: Serial number 6 is also observed on the loading gate as is clearly seen in the images.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE COLT PROTOTYPE OPEN TOP SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 6. Cal. 44 CF. Extraordinarily rare & unusual with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight with rear notch sight integral with bbl at cylinder end. It has usual attached ejector rod housing with half moon ejector rod head with checkered pad. It has 6-shot cylinder with Ormsby Naval battle scene roll & British proofs which are also found on left side of bbl lug. Cylinder has short chambers & will only accept a 44 Russian cartridge & no other available 44 caliber cartridges. Frame is unmarked with no patent dates or “COLT’S PATENT” in usual position on left side. Hammer is also unusual with its slightly curled, finely checkered spur & extended nose to strike the frame above firing pin hole. It also has the unusual silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Serial numbers were observed on rear face of bbl lug, on front face of cylinder, left side of front strap under grip, left side of butt strap under grip & right rear edge of frame under grip. Grip is also matching numbered in back strap channel. It is readily apparent that this was a prototype, probably for an exhibition in England being in center fire caliber rather than the usual rim fire caliber. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all numbered parts are matching. Bbl retains 97-98% strong glossy orig factory blue with a few handling & storage marks & some thinning on ejector rod housing. Cylinder retains 98% strong glossy orig factory blue with some slight thinning at front edge & a few minor nicks & scratches and retains about 99% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame & hammer retain about all of their orig factory case colors, strong & brilliant on left side of frame and both sides of hammer. Right side of frame & loading gate have faded to silvery gray with bright case colors at front end and in sheltered areas. Trigger guard & back strap retain 97-98% strong orig factory silver plate with only minor edge wear. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear & light handling & storage nicks & dings and retains about 95% strong orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-35782 (55,000-65,000)

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2332
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Estimate should be $10,000-20,000

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 31997. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & cased colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line block letter address with dashes at each end. Bottom of the bbl, just forward of the base pin has the sub-inspector initials “J.T.C.”(JOHN T. CLEVELAND) and the last four digits of the serial number are under the ejector housing. It has 2nd type ejector rod housing with bulls-eye ejector head & the cylinder has the partial serial number “4494” which is from another revolver in the same series. Cylinder also has “J.T.C.” and “P” proof marks. The frame has the rare and desirable “L.D.” (Lewis Draper) sub-inspector initials. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and U.S. that has been re-engraved. It is mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with the partially legible “DAL”(Lt. David A. Lyle) cartouche on left side and the mostly legible “J.T.C.” cartouche on right side. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been sold and delivered to the U.S. Government inspector at the Colt factory on Dec. 23, 1876 in a shipment of 300 same type guns. Also accompanied by a Kopec letter detailing much of the above information. He speculates that this revolver may have been issued to the 3rd cavalry or possibly a state militia unit. He states that the mismatched cylinder on this revolver is a common occurrence in this series of martial Colts as there was considerable switching of parts at the factory to correct mis-alignment problems. In item No. 3 of his list of deviations he states that the ejector head is a “modern manufactured replacement” which this cataloger does not agree, having observed fine pitting with finish in the sheltered areas which is consistent with the current restored finish on the revolver. Additionally accompanied by a custom, red-felt lined walnut case, French fitted in the bottom for the revolver with a raised cartridge block containing 6 original Frankford Arsenal inside-primed, copper cased 45 cal cartridges. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except the cylinder as noted and the grip where the number is obscured by oil staining. Overall retains about 99% of its fine custom restored finish with strong bright high polished blue and fine case colors that have a moderately faded look with brilliants colors in the most sheltered areas. Hammer is a later post-1900 commercial replacement. Grip is sound and retains most of its professionally restored finish. Hammer is without safety notch otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Box is fine. 4-33471 JR113 (20,000-30,000)

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2334
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Serial number indicates 1876 production date.

VERY EARLY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 23871. Cal. 45 Colt. Scarce engraved early single action with 4-3/4″ bbl, apparently reduced to this length during period of use. It has 1-line block letter address with a relocated front sight with engraving patterns. It has 1-pc very mellow, worn ivory grip. Overall it has about 70% coverage New York-style foliate arabesque pattern engraving with feather patterns on top strap, all with punch dot background, possibly from the Nimschke shop. Ejector rod housing has feather patterns also and cylinder with arabesque patterns on lands between flutes with small sunburst at back of each flute. CONDITION: Fair, all matching with bbl & cylinder also numbered. No orig finish remains being a worn, cleaned metal color. Base pin screw has been altered with a larger threaded hole drilled vertically and a commensurately larger screw. Grip is somewhat shrunken and retains a beautiful mellow golden ivory patina with numerous age lines. Hammer & base pin are old replacements. Hammer will not hold in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore 4-35441 (8,000-9,000)

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2343A
Revised: 10/7/2008

Additional Information: Accompanied by a Colt Factory Letter confirming gun as a .44 S&W.

VERY RARE CALIBER COLT SGL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 145036. Cal. 44 S&W. Very rare SAA, one of only 24 ever produced in this cal. according to the chart on p. 369 of COLT AN AMERICAN LEGEND, Wilson. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights, 1-line address with caliber marking “44-S&W.” on left side. Frame has usual markings with serial numbers in the proper locations and a tiny “44” on the bottom of the bbl, just in front of the base pin. Metal has been cleaned bright and it has rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are replacements. CONDITION: Cleaned bright, as mentioned and could be easily restored to blue & case color finish with a trip to visit Doug Turnbull. Finish is smooth with some fine pitting on the frame & grip frame. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-35169 (12,500-17,500)

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2354
Revised: 10/2/2008

Additional Information: As per various inquiries, all paperwork associated with this lot are copies; there are no genuine documents and some of the information within the documents are contradictory. In consideration of this we will not guarantee the genuineness of the documents nor of the lot. It is being sold as is.

EXTRAORDINARY LOT OF FIREARMS, ACCESSORIES & ACCOUTREMENTS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SEIZED BY A BOLIVIAN ARMY CAPTAIN WHEN BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID WERE CORNERED & KILLED AFTER ROBBING A MINING COMPANY PAYROLL. SN AS NOTED. The American West is replete with outlaws, bandits and other nefarious characters operating on & beyond the edge of the law. Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) & The Sundance Kid (Harry Alonzo Longabaugh) most certainly fit in one of these categories. It is unclear when The Sundance Kid joined up with the Wild Bunch but it must have been in the mid-1890’s right after Cassidy was released from the Wyoming State Prison. In August 1896 they began robbing banks & trains and continued until 1902 when Sundance & his paramour, Etta Place, sailed for Buenos Aires with Cassidy joining them later. They, together, purchased a horse & cattle ranch in Patagonia and continued ranching until about 1906. In the meantime the Pinkertons had picked up their trail and sent an agent to their home area and began distributing “wanted” posters. In 1906 they robbed a string of banks along the coast, then robbed a train in Eucalyptus. When things got pretty hot in Argentina they traveled to Tupiza, Bolivia where they planned to rob the bank. Discovering that the Bolivian Army had a detachment garrisoned almost next door to the bank they abandoned that plan and subsequently learned of a mine payroll of the Aramayo Mining Co. of Tupeza that was to be delivered by mule train to the mines, on Nov. 3, 1908. Butch & Sundance followed the caravan into the mountains, robbing the payroll, the next day, at Dead Cow Hill which is at nearly 13,000 feet altitude. They took mules & the 15,000 pesos payroll and headed toward the Chilean border. They traveled through the mountains & on Nov. 6, 1908 arrived at the little village of San Vicente. They asked a man for a place to get food for themselves & fodder for their mules. Since there was no inn in the village, the man invited them to his house fed them & their mules. When they paid him in cash and asked for directions to the border he became very suspicious and then on the pretext of going out for beer, went straight to the Army post and told the commander about his suspicious guests. Apparently the commander dispatched three of his soldiers to the house and when they were approaching Cassidy saw them and began shooting. One of the soldiers was wounded & later died. The other soldiers then took shelter and began firing into the house and were soon joined by their captain. After a while, into the night, the firing slowed to a standstill and then there were two shots inside the house. The soldiers did not approach the house until the next morning and upon entering discovered that the most likely scenario had been that Sundance was mortally wounded and suffering greatly and Butch shot him in the head and then with his last bullet shot himself in the temple, committing suicide. The Police investigation that followed established that the two dead men were the ones who had robbed the payroll although they did not know their real names and their bodies were buried in the San Vicente cemetery where they still rest. This is generally accepted as the rightful story of the demise of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. However, there are numerous other tales & stories that they actually did not die in Bolivia but were later seen back in the United States, although it is reasonably certain that those two famous outlaws were the ones killed in San Vicente. The side story that involves the material we offer here followed the discovery of the bodies in the house on Nov. 7, 1908. The 21 year old Captain, Justo D. Concha, who was the commander of the San Vicente detachment of Bolivian Cavalry, apparently absconded with the mules & loot from the robbery along with a few other items from Butch & Sundance. These included a Mauser rifle, a Colt Single Action Army revolver, a Winchester 1892 carbine, two saddle bags, a leather money bag, a leather treasure trunk, a pair of leather gaiters, two sling haversacks, several bonds, military dispatches, a Browning (pistol) and a map of Bolivia. Capt. Concha apparently headed for the Chilean border and escaped. Four days later, on 11 Nov, 1908, his commander, Lt. Col. Pastor Baldivieso issued a warrant for his arrest & seizure of the property & listed it by name & serial number where appropriate. A copy of this warrant dated Nov. 11, 1908 accompanies this lot along with a translation. It is in Spanish and on “Army of Bolivia” letterhead with the dates “1826-1925” and probably is a recapitulation of the warrant by Col. Baldivieso at a later date as it is signed with the title “Col.”.. Also accompanying is a printout from the Ministry of Government of Bolivia, Book 1A of the year 1909 on p. 126 details the exact same information with the sworn signature of the archivist. The reason that it is believed that Col. Baldivieso did a recapitulation of the warrant at a later date is because during the period 1901-1909 he was with the First Cavalry Regiment as a Lt. Col. and did not reappear in that unit until 1913 as a Col, 5 years after Butch & Sundance were killed. That information is contained in a book in Spanish, History of the Army of Bolivia 1825-1932., Col. Julio Diaz A. Also accompanied by a copy of a note to Col. Baldavieso dated 3 Dec. 1908 advising that Officer Concha had passed by their area and was given food & water on the 15th & 16th of November. It is signed “In the name of His Highness and His Holiness – Jose Meliton Paz”. There is also a copy of the same dispatch with the Seal of the Gallofa Company. It appears that Capt. Concha later voluntarily returned to the Army and Col. Baldavieso issued a revocation of order to rescind the warrant for arrest, dated 11 Jan. 1909. It appears that the young captain was reinstated, the mining company recovered their stolen funds & bonds and Capt. Concha was allowed to retain all of the other items he had seized at the scene of the shootout. Nothing more of Capt. Concha or the captured property was known until 1975 when the grandchild of Justo Donato Concha Montoya stated that his family was in possession of historical relics that had belonged to the grandfather and related to the National Army that guarded the borders & mining companies. It simply states that it includes weapons, money bags, riding equipment, personal objects, documents, maps & other objects belonging to the protagonists of that period. There is also a copy of a letter from a mother to her son dated April 24, 1975 wherein she mentions “those things of your grandfather that you gathered before my trip” and extolled him to “keep those leather trunks and the things there plus the guns, find a place where you can keep them well cared for” and that these items were important to his grandfather “since they were keepsakes from his last military intervention when he was in the Army”. Additionally accompanying is a Bill of Sale dated 6 July 1984 signed Antonio J. Concha, selling “an old Mauser rifle A5581 (an Argentinian Model 1891 carbine SN A5581) series, one Winchester rifle 884331892 (Winchester Model 1892 carbine SN 88433), two leather saddles, a large leather bag, a leather trunk, a Colt revolver, Series 85562 (Colt Single Action Army SN 85562), two leather riding gaiters (brown leather puttees), two sling canvas bags and one very small Browning pistol. The reported amount for this sale was 3,600,000 Bolivian pesos. Then there is a notarized copy of the same Bill of Sale with the Notary dated 7 Sept. 200_ (appears to be 2001). And finally accompanying this lot is a notarized statement from Amanda C. de Concha stating that she had in fact sold the above listed merchandise that she inherited from her grandfather and that she was correcting the serial number of the Colt revolver which had previously been incorrectly listed as #85562 when in fact the correct serial number is “85745”. The above listed items are described as follows: 1)Colt Single Action Army Revolver. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 85745. It has 7-1/2″ bbl with slightly altered front sight and 3-line patent date on the frame. Bbl address is not visible. Left front web of trigger guard has caliber marking and it is fitted with 1-pc walnut grip. 2) Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). SN 88433. Standard carbine with 20″ bbl, square base front sight and ladder rear sight with a staple & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & carbine buttplate. 3) Model 1891 Argentine Mauser Carbine. Cal. 7.65 Argentine. SN A5581. Standard Argentine military carbine with full length stock & tiny handguard, wired in place with the wires now loose. It has straight grip with a military style smooth steel buttplate. It has a sling loop on bottom of wrist with two plugged holes further toward buttplate & another just behind trigger guard. Bolt, shroud & striker are in the orig white. 4) Miscellaneous parts to a Model 1900 FN Browning semi-auto pistol. Includes slide, breech block, recoil spring & grips. Bbl & frame were confiscated in customs. 5) One very unusual watch case, spring loaded automatic, pocket watch shaped cigarette lighter marked “Juno / Patent” on one edge. Case is nickeled brass and when the winding stem button is pushed the case springs open activating the flint wheel which sparks & lights the lighter. 6) Pair of small nickel or German silver framed eye glasses marked “SPA” inside the bridge. 7) Large russet brown leather dispatch bag with iron rings & chains and leather handles on the ends. There is a paper label on top flap marked with the military stamp of San Vicente. End of the bag is stamped “CO. ARAMAYO & FRANKE” 8) Leather trunk 28″ long x 14″ wide x 17-1/2″ high of all leather with numerous straps & buckles, stamped on left end of lid “ARAMAYO & FRANKE” and on right end “QUECHOSLA”. Interior has a flapped document pouch. 9) Canvas & leather bag with round bottom about 14″ across the top, 11″ high & 2-1/2″ thick with a leather carrying strap. Possibly a feed or water bag for horses. It also has a label made from lined notebook paper dated Nov. 7, 1908 with the San Vicente Military stamp. 10) All canvas bag identical to #9 without the leather. Also has a label with the same date and same stamp. 11) Small light all leather saddle of South American gaucho design with tall pommel & cantle with stirrup leathers attachment over front of seat. It appears that the cinches were cut from the saddles a very long time ago. There is a 5-line maker’s mark on left side of stirrup leather, most of which is illegible. Bottom two lines appear to be “SANTA CRUZ / BOLIVIA”. 12) Another more rudimentary saddle built on a reed stuffed tree with a laced leather covering in gaucho style with stirrup leathers attachment over front of seat. Cinches are also missing. Inside has a paper tag with same markings as the others. 13) Pair of leather puttees with strap & buckle at the top and a metal clip & socket at the bottom. Inside each legging is a paper label marked as before. This large lot of material came to light in Bolivia recently, was imported into the United States and consigned to this auction. CONDITION: 1) Fair. Retains traces of orig blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina with moderate to heavy pitting around muzzle & left side of frame. Grip is worn & dry. with some shrinkage. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Cylinder pin & screw are replacements. 2) Fine. Bbl retains strong blue in sheltered areas with top a blue/brown patina. Magazine tube retains about 90% dull orig blue & receiver about 50% thin orig blue. Stock has a chip by the left top tang and a crack in same area on right side, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks & dings and retains a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 3) Very fine. Metal retains most of its strong orig factory blue with cutoff faded case colors & bolt retaining most of its orig bright metal finish with light surface rust. Stock is sound with a cleaned oiled finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4) Fair. Overall retains a gray metal finish. Left grip is missing a chunk at left heel & right grip has a break through the screwhole. 5) Fine. Functional, retains about 80% orig nickel. 6) Fine. Chip in left lens. 7) Very fine. Leather is soft & supple with moderate soil. 8) About good. Has repairs on all four bottom corners with some loose stitching and a dry & crackled hinge area of the lid with some short tears at the corners, otherwise retains generous amounts of orig brown finish. 9) Fair to good. All stitching is solid, canvas is dark & soiled. Leather is sound showing moderate wear. 10) Fine. Completely solid & sound showing heavy age with yellowing & soil. 11) Very good. Leather has a break on the inside with the aforementioned cut cinches, otherwise it is sound & quite dry with shrinkage. 12) Fair to good. Shows moderate to heavy wear with soil & staining. 13) Fair to good. Sweat stained with wear, especially on the left side with mouse damage at the bottom, dry in need of treatment. 4-35338 JR511 (25,000-75,000)

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2371
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: This gun’s bbl marking are correct for the M1888 revolver.

EXTREMELY RARE REMINGTON MODEL 1888 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 4. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, altered German silver front sight with 2-pc walnut grips. Bbl address is “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A.” reading from muzzle to frame. Inside of left grip is marked in pencil “DICK CHEATHAM” and what appears to be “CODY / WN” in very old markings. The “WN” is possibly a semi-literate person’s abbreviation for Wyoming. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique Firearms less than 1,000 of these rare revolvers were made in period 1888-1889. Flayderman’s also states that the bbl length was 5-1/2″ to 5-3/4″ but there is no indication whatsoever that this revolver has had bbl cut or the bbl web altered. Given that this is an extremely early piece, made immediately after Hartley & Graham had taken over Remington, it is probable that they simply used a leftover 7-1/2″ 1875 bbl. Bottom flat of bbl is rough milled with no assembly numbers although the ejector rod housing has the assembly number “276” inside. Serial number is found in usual place on left side of butt under grip and on toe of trigger guard. Caliber marking “44” is stamped on left front flat of bbl lug. No other markings than those previously mentioned were observed. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 60-70% strong orig nickel with balance a dark gray metal patina with severe left muzzle edge wear & a series of dings on bottom below muzzle. Ejector rod housing retains about 85% strong orig nickel & cylinder 65-70% strong orig nickel. Frame & trigger guard retain about 85% strong orig nickel. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-36204 JR106 (8,000-12,000)

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2375
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Firing pin is fine and works. There is no problem with it!

REMINGTON OVER/UNDER DERRINGER TYPE III NO. 4. SN L97212. Cal. 41 RF. Nickel finish with 3″ superposed bbls, integral front sight with 1-line address “REMINGTON ARMS-U.M.C. CO. ILION, N.Y.”. It has blued extractor & is fitted with checkered hard rubber grips. Right side of frame, under latch lever, has a shield shaped stamp. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains most of its fine nickel finish, slightly dulled from handling. Grips are extremely fine showing little or no wear with a small chip at top of left side. Firing pin does not cycle, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with one spot of pitting in bottom bore. 4-33478 JR282 (1,000-1,500)

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2537
Revised: 10/5/2008

Correction: Estimate should be $4,000-7,000

SPENCER MODEL 1867 NEW MODEL 50 CAL CARBINE. SN 105434. Cal. 50. 20″ long bbl. Top of breech marked, “SPENCER/REPEATING/RIFLE CO.BOSTON MASS/PATD MARCH 6 1860//”. Marked in front of bbl N.M.” , surmounted by KoKo and other oriental markings. Marked at back of receiver SN 105434. Lock mechanism incl the patent cut off is in working order as is locking mechanism. Balance of furniture incl orig sling swivel on butt, complete with loading tube. The wood is typical in all respects w/ not inspector markings of any kind. CONDITION: Metal is plum brown showing no excessive pitting. Wood is in very good plus condition showing only minor nicks and dings from minor handling w/a 1-1/2″ long crack orig at butt plate on right side of butt not affecting soundness of stock. 4-35525 PAS81 (1,200-1,600)

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2595
Revised: 10/2/2008

Correction: Plate is 3.25″ x 4.25″; Sight Size is approx 2.75″ x 3.25″; Case is 3.75″ x 4.75″.

TINTED 1/4 PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF GOLD RUSH MINER WITH PICK & SHOVEL CIRCA 1850s. Scare one quarter plate Daguerreotype of California gold rush miner. Young gold seeker is standing in what appears to be crude unknown gold country studio posing with his pick on his shoulder, and a miners shovel with blue tinted spade. Also a very nice blue tinted shirt. He is wearing heavy duty trousers, Gold rush belt buckle, dirty knee high boots and a black large brim type slouch hat with some type of badge on it. The studio has some type of stone wall, and canvas back drop. Broadsides posted on left wall. Upper left broadside reads, “Wine and Liquor”; bottom broadside “Miniature ???? for Eight Dollars“. There appears to be another person seated on floor to extreme left. The floor of studio is tinted gold. This is a very interesting studio. Paper seal has been broken, original seal is in frame flattened out. Image has been re-sealed with note, “no plate markings“. Housed in leather covered wooden case with brass mat and faded pink silk inner cover. SIZE: Dag approximately 2-3/4” x 3-1/4”, case 3” x4-1/4”. CONDITION: Photograph is fine, some discoloration around mat, with couple small spots, leather case is separated & with normal wear. 4-35464 RMJ9 (10,000-20,000)

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2634
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Consignor states possible connection of P. Snider to Hawken apprenticeship.

P. SNIDER PERCUSSION FULL STOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 45. 40″ full oct bbl, signed “P. SNIDER”. P. Snider is listed in Seller’s American Gunsmiths as an unlocated maker of Kentucky Rifles. The 4-pc brass engraved patchbox has one piercing in the finial & appears to be of western Pennsylvania manufacture. The butt has a silver inlay on the cheek & there are 8 silver bbl wedge inlays. The percussion lock is unsigned & the rifle has dbl set triggers. The brass side plate is a 1-screw plate. CONDITION: There are 2 wood replacement repairs forward of the lock & one 4-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ repair on the right-hand side of the forend behind the 1st ramrod ferrule. Overall, the gun appears to be solid & correct, having been lightly cleaned at some point of its existence. 4-35455 (5,500-7,500)

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2650
Revised: 10/5/2008

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MODEL 1842 PALMETTO PISTOL. SN NSN. 54 Cal. 8-1/5 ” bbl marked with “V” over “P” over “Palmetto Tree” on left top of breech. Also marked “Wm GLAZE&CO” on the left flat. Lock plate marked beneath bolster in a circular pattern “Palmetto Armory S*C” surrounding a palmetto tree with “Columbia SC 1852″ in two lines behind the hammer. Left side of stock shows no inspectors marks(which is correct for these pistols). Brass butt strap, trigger guard, side plate and bbl band have been silver plated done many years ago. CONDITION: Metal is overall good to very good condition showing medium to light pitting in bolster area and face of the lock plate. Wood is generally in very good condition with a slight 1/8″ by 3/16” long burned out chip behind bolster. Gun appears to be original and a very nice example of a Palmetto Pistol. 4-35451 (7,000-8,000)

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2677
Revised: 10/6/2008

Correction: The first 10-3/16″ of forestock are the result of a professional splice.

IDENTIFIED AMERICAN STOCKED FUSIL CIRCA 1770-1790. SN NSN. 68 Cal. 43-5/8″ long bbl. Bayonet lug set 1-1/16″ on bottom of bbl. Breech of bbl is unmarked. Lock plate marked in single line “WILSON” underneath the pan for prolific maker Richard Wilson. Furniture is all brass including the trigger guard, butt plate, flag shaped escutcheon, 3 rammer pipes, nose cap and tailed side plate which is very nicely engraved “JOSHUA GRIFFING”. Stock is completely unmarked. Research from the National Archives Rev. War Service Records indicate Joshua Griffing serving w/ Mather’s Independant Company of Conn. in 1775 and w/ Capt. Hamtramck’s Light Infantry of the 2nd NY Regt. through 1781.Griffing was born feb. 25. 1752 in Lyme, Conn. Further research may uncover more history. Included with this lot is a partial service record for Grilling. CONDITION: Metal generally in very good condition for its age and is definitely original flint. Stock has 4-1/2″ long repaired crack originating from the front of the lock. 1/2 by 1/2 chips missing from behind the bbl tang. 5″ long stress fracture and a 2″ long stress fracture not affecting soundness. Numerous scrapes marks and dings. Some previous owners initials “WCC” are neatly stamped in at least 7 places. 4-35901 (7,000-9,000)

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2688
Revised: 9/17/2008

Additional Information: Gun bears a small stamping on the left stock near the butt “T(??) & J/FAYETTEVILLE/1861”. Guns of this type were known to be used during the Civil War. This stamping, may indicate a Civil War and /or Confederate connection.

GERMAN 1809 MUSKET ALTERED PERCUSSION. SN NSN. 74 Cal. smooth bore. 41-1/8″ long bbl Marked at left breech with proof marks and dated 1833. Top of breech is numbered 102. Lock plate marked beneath bolster, “crown” over “Neise” over script “S” over “1833”. Butt plate marked “65” with a line through it, also “102.6c.R.b.” Remnants of Germanic inspectors mark opposite the lock and left butt face but neither discernible. Retained by three bbl bands , all furniture is brass. CONDITION: Metal is in very good condition with heavy pitting in breech area. Brass is generally very good. Wood has been cleaned and shows two large cracks on the wrist which have been repaired and reinforced with a wood screw inserted from the top of the wrist. Gun lacks sling swivels otherwise is complete including ramrod and bayonet catch protruding from fore stock. 4-35452 PAS28 (500-700)

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