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1003
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: This C 1 variation of the FAL was manufactured under license in a Canadian Arsenal factory and not by Fabrique Nationale as stated in the catalog.

**FN/FAL MARKED CAL 1957 (C&R). SN 1L8940. Cal. .308. 24-1/2” bbl. Manufactured by Fabrique Nationale. Small “IS/R59in a circle)”. Left side of receiver has “RIFLE. 7.62 mm FN(C1)”. Includes magazine and web sling. Magazine fits well in the mag well and gun looks all vintage. Carrying handle is of hard plastic. Appears fully functional, firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Parts seem correct and orig to the gun. PROVENANCE: A. William Vallerand Collection. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is very fine, the receiver and bbl retaining 90%+ of its orig gray-blue finish. There are some brassing to the high points. Wood is a very nice, deep, rich brown with the slightest of handling marks throughout. Forearm shows a couple of dings and one gouge on the left side. Really a fine condition gun in sound and serviceable condition. Bbl is excellent, shiny and bright. The quality of the bluing makes this specimen extremely fine and desirable. 4-39870 JWK202 (14,000-18,000)

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1006
Revised: 10/4/2010

Correction: Accessories include two spare bolt carriers not “false barrel blanks” as stated in the catalog.

**QUALITY MANUFACTURING REGISTERED AUTO-SEAR IN AN H&K MODEL 51 (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN K292. Cal. .308/9mm/.223. 12-1/2″ bbl. Accessories include two spare false bbls blanks, smoothbore without rifling. Action operates smoothly when cycled by hand. This weapons passes function check. Although fully functional the stud which retains the folding cocking handle has been sheared off. This does not, in any way, affect the serviceability of the firearms. Telescoping buttstock moves back and forth smoothly. Bbl on gun includes birdcage style flash hider/muzzle break. No magazine is included with this firearm. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is 97%+, excellent, with some slight marks where scope mounts clamp on. Also note that there is a 6″strip of velcro of left side if forearm, as well as above notation of sheared off cocking handle retaining stud. Bolt and bolt face are both in good condition. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40495 JWK9 (8,000-12,000)

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1030
Revised: 10/5/2010

CORRECTION: The caliber is .45 ACP not 9MM as stated in the catalog.

**INGRAM M-10 A1 IN 9MM/.45 AUTO IN .45ACP(FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A6041545. Cal. 9mm. 5-3/4″ bbl. Manufactured by Military Armament Corp. This weapon appears fully functional and firing mechanism operates smoothly when cycled by hand. Includes one 30 round mag, mag loader, cleaning rod and orig cardboard box. Telescoping stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent, as new in box. Little or no wear to bbl. Bolt face is excellent. Bore is excellent, shiny and bright. Safety retains its blackening. Action moves back and forth very smoothly. This weapon looks new on the outside and although there is evidence of action being moved back and forth, it appears it has been shot little, if at all. 4-40488 JWK23 (2,000-3,500)

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1037
Revised: 9/29/2010

CORRECTION: The caliber is .380 not 9mm as stated in the catalog. Frame is stamped “CAL 9MM AUTO ‘K'”.

**INGRAM M-11 9MM BY MILITARY ARMAMENT CORP. (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN A-1738. Cal. 9mm. 5″ bbl. Manufactured by MAC, registered by RPB Industries. Includes one 30 round mag. Typical M-11, firing from an open bolt in semi or full auto. Mechanism functions when cycled by hand. Magazine fit well in the mag well. Marked “RPB” on the left side receiver. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent retaining 95%+ gray Parkerized bluing on metal parts, safety selector has lost its blackening and is in the white. Some scuff marks on otherwise excellent Parkerized finish. Gun is cleaned and bore is excellent, shiny and bright. 4-40492 JWK20 (2,000-3,000)

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1042
Revised: 10/4/2010

Correction: The caliber is .45 ACP not 9MM as stated in the catalog.

<**INGRAM M-10 IN .45 AUTO WITH 9MM BARREL AND FALSE SILENCER AND ACCESSORIES (FULLY TRANSFERABLE). SN 13004864. Cal. 9mm. 6″ bbl. Includes new 9mm bbl with perforated shroud around the barrel which acts as both a handle and gives appearance appears as a silencer (non-functional), one 30 round and two 20 round mags, one loader, one Mac-10 repair kit consisting of springs, 9mm spare spring kit, and additional spare springs as well as orig RPB Industries manual. This M-10 appears fully functional and springs are stiff and strong as is proper. Firing mechanism operates when cycled by hand. Telescoping stock operates properly. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is excellent with deep, rich blue retained on bbl and overall gray Parekerized finish on remainder and safety switch retains blackening and mags and mag loader retain their deep color. 9mm bbl is in as new condition. Screw on handle for 9mm bbl likewise, in nearly new condition. It would be hard to find a more complete and well accessorized M-10, lacking only a 9mm magazine. 4-40484 JWK22 (3,000-5,000)

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1047A
Revised: 9/28/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This jet will not be available for viewing at the site of the auction. It is located in Texas. If you wish to examine the jet in person before the auction, contact our facilities to make arrangements.

A SOVIET MIG 21 (FISHBED) SUPERSONIC SINGLE SEAT JET FIGHTER AIRCRAFT. SN 94A7809. This is a 1972 vintage Soviet-made Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 single seat fighter aircraft. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations a half-century after its maiden flight. The fighter made aviation records. At least by name, it is the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history and the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War, and it had the longest production run of a combat aircraft (1959 to 1985 over all variants).The aircraft has mid-mounted delta wings with small square tips. There is one turbojet inside the body. There is a small round air intake in the nose. There is a single exhaust. The fuselage is a long, tubular body with a blunt nose and bubble canopy. There is one belly fin under the rear section. There is a large dorsal spine flush with the canopy. The tail fin swept-back and tapered with a square tip. The flats are mid-mounted on the body, swept-back, and tapered with square tips.This particular aircraft was formerly assigned to the Polish Air Force as a front line fighter. Upon the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., a gentleman with extensive Eastern European connections made arrangements through a Polish Air Force General to purchase this aircraft, have it disassembled, crated and shipped to the United States. Upon arriving in the U.S., it was learned that the orig Soviet attack radar system was still installed in the airplane and fully functional. Reportedly it was going to be confiscated by the CIA and when the owner resisted he was informed that should he ever elect to activate it while airborne, he would immediately be shot down. The owner, realizing that discretion is the better part of valor, relinquished the attack radar to American authorities. The aircraft was reassembled and made air worthy with the assistance of Soviet Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, MiG-29 pilot/defector Alexander Zuyev, and former Chief Astronauts Charles Precourt and Robert “Hoot” Gibson among others. Some of the instrumentation has been replaced with American products for flight safety. A Garmin GPS replaces the attack radar. Mr. Gibson flew this aircraft at the 1998 OshKosh Air Show. It currently is available for inspection by appointment in Victoria, TX. The original Polish aircraft log books, U.S. Flight Log, engine log books, maintenance manuals, approved program letter from the FAA and other documentation accompany the aircraft. The FAA Registry number is “N221GL” and the SN is 94A7809. The aircraft has been prepared for ground shipment. All that is required is to unbolt the wings and place it on a standard flatbed trailer. There are numerous additional photographs available along with copies of log books and inspection records. SIZE: Span 23 ft. 6 in. Length 51 ft. 9 in. Height 15 ft. 9 in. Weight 18,080 lbs. max. PROVENANCE: Soviet-made; Polish Air Force. CONDITION: The airframe has approx. 1,240 total hours and the engine has approx. 62 hours. The aircraft is out of annual inspection and the hot ejection seat is out of calendar inspection. Tires need replacing. Although the aircraft was air worthy at the time of the last inspection it is out of inspection periods and as such is sold unreserved, “As Is Where Is”, with no guaranty of air worthiness. 4-40791 JR361 (50,000-100,000)

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1049
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This rifle was manufactured in May of 1966 as denoted by the 5/66 marking on the left side of the magazine well. This is the first production run of the H.K. Model 41

*RARE H.K. MODEL 41 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. SN 10B712. Cal. 7.62 Nato (308). Fine, ultra-reliable Heckler & Koch Model 41 with 18-1/2″ bbl, including flash hider. The metal is a black phosphate finish with protected post front sight and a 400 meter rear sight. Mounted with black synthetic buttstock, pistol grip & forearm. Left side of frame is marked “MADE IN GERMANY FOR / SANTA FE DIVISION / GOLDEN STATE ARMS CORPORATION / PASADENA-CALIFORNIA-U.S.A.” with the caliber marking below. In the top center is the Santa Fe logo. Safety is on the left side above the grip. Accompanied by an orig H.K. brown leather sling and one orig magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Appears to be new & unfired. 4-40931 JR255 (2,000-3,000)

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1064
Revised: 9/15/2010

CORRECTION: “JKC” inspectors initials are not for Col. John K. Christmas, but are for John K Clement.

*EXTREMELY RARE SINGER MODEL 1911A1 SEMI-AUTO MILITARY PISTOL. SN S800332. Cal. 45 ACP. Blue finish with 5″ bbl that has a “P” proof on top left rear side of bbl lug. Slide is marked on left side “S. MFG. CO. / ELIZABETH, N.J., U.S.A.”. Top of slide, forward of rear sight has a “P” proof with the leg pointing forward. Left side of frame has an identical “P” proof just above the magazine release and the “JKC” (Lt. Col. John K. Christmas) inspector initials behind and above the trigger opening. Right side of the frame, slightly above and to the right of the grip, is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” with the SN below. Pistol has an arched mainspring housing with fine checkered back strap, a long spur grip safety and short wide hammer spur. Mounted with orig unaltered Singer brown plastic grips without donuts around the screw holes and no reinforcing on the inside. Accompanied by one orig Singer magazine and two Colt commercial magazines. Also accompanied by a WWII era brown flap holster with “US” embossed on the flap and two 20-rd boxes of WWII 45 ACP ammunition with head stamps “RA 41”. Additionally accompanied by a small tin box containing a pair of military issue metal frame yellow lens goggles and a small tin of three Trojan prophylactics. This is believed to be one of the finest Singer pistols to come to market in recent years. This pistol and accessories is consigned from a Northeast family who inherited it from their Father, a WWII veteran. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-98% strong orig blue with slight muzzle end wear on the slide and a small series of nicks on top of the slide just forward of the ejection port. Temper line is readily visible. Frame also shows light front edge wear with a couple of thin spots on the front strap and a couple more on trigger bow, otherwise blue is dark & strong. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue, thinning over the skirt & chamber area with some light wear toward the muzzle. Grips have a chipped diamond and a couple of small bruises on right side, otherwise show only light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Orig magazine has a couple of wear spots on the sides with some minor use wear around the top and overall retains about 95% strong orig blue. Two commercial magazines are very fine. Cartridge boxes are still sealed but show moderate wear with the visible ammunition crisp & clean. Metal box & goggles are extremely fine. Prophylactics are crystallized & fragile, tin is fine. 4-40968 JR277 (20,000-35,000)

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1081
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The “P60” marking on the front of the trigger guard is not a refinish stamp as stated in the catalog. “P” means Private and “60” was the year it was sold. The gun was a private sale from the Swiss arsenal in 1960.

*1906 SWISS BERN LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 22263. Cal. 30 Luger. Fine Swiss made Luger with 4-3/4″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight and fixed rear sight integral with the toggle. Mounted with checkered walnut grip panels with distinctive uncheckered edges. Accompanied by a stainless body wood base magazine. Toggle link is marked “WAFFENFABRIK / BERN” surmounted by a small Geneva cross. Left side of receiver is marked with a small Geneva cross and “M” with the bbl and frame also marked with small Geneva crosses. Front of trigger guard is stamped “P60”. Accompanied by a typical brown leather clam shell Swiss holster with shoulder strap. Inside the flap is marked in red ink “Stamm”. Apparently when the Germans were no longer able to supply the Swiss with Luger pistols they began manufacturing their own under license from the Germans. This likely occurred in the 1918-1922 period and this model pistol is often referred to as the Model 1924 Berne. When these pistols were sold by the Swiss government they were virtually all arsenal restored and the “P60” number on the trigger guard is a refinish number. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all visible numbers matching including firing pin & grips. Magazine is not numbered. Overall retains 97-98% strong arsenal blue with only faint sharp edge wear. Grips are also extremely fine with only a very few lightly chipped diamonds and retain about all of their orig oil finish. Trigger, lock bolt, thumb safety & ejector retain most of their orig straw colors, somewhat thinned on face of trigger. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor scuffing in the grooves. Holster shows moderate handling & use with moderate soil. 4-40596 JR69 (2,500-4,000)

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1084
Revised: 9/27/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Grips are replaced.

*42 CODE (MAUSER) BLACK WIDOW LUGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 690o. Cal. 9 mm. All blue/black finish with 4″ tapered rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with chamber marked “41” and the toggle with the Mauser code “42”. Mounted with full checkered walnut grips that have eagle “655” inspector stamps on inside. Accompanied by one orig matching numbered aluminum base magazine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including magazine. Overall retains virtually all of its orig blue/black factory finish with only faint sharp edge wear and some minor rubs on top rail of receiver from the toggle link and side of receiver from the sideplate. Sideplate has light high point wear. Grips are crisp and very slightly oversized on front edges but appear orig to this pistol. Magazine is equally new. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40586 JR67 (1,500-2,500)

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1087
Revised: 9/24/2010

CORRECTION: The SN stamped on the left rear of the Sauer frame under the slide is 37041263. Slide is stamped 7.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The two notches on the left side of the trigger guard, a very late feature, align with the tip of the trigger when cocked or decocked.

*RARE ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED J.P. SAUER PRESENTATION/EXHIBITION QUALITY MODEL 38 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN NONE VISIBLE. Cal. 32 ACP. Spectacular Sauer & Son pocket pistol with 3-1/4″ bbl, fixed sights and 2-pc black composition grips with the Sauer & Son logo on left side. Pistol is spectacularly deep relief engraved in thistle patterns with very fine stippled background over the full surface of the slide & frame with only artistically offsetting unengraved borders. Left side of slide has “SUHL-GERMANY” in raised block letters as part of the engraving patterns. Left side of trigger guard has two small notches, the purpose of which are unknown to this cataloger. These notches were apparently part of manufacturing process as they have gold plating in the cuts. Pistol is then gold plated, probably over silver plating with a full gold plated magazine. This level & quality of such high end engraving was only created for very high officials, usually as presentation pieces. Accompanied by a German birch hinged lid wooden box with milled recesses in bottom for pistol and a spare magazine, which is missing. It is apparent that the pistol was never meant to reside in this box, that it was only to be used for transportation to the presentation. Bottom of box is bevel edged and inscribed in pencil “William R. McKain / Btry. “D” 126th AAA Geenf– / ASM33693533″. The inscription is apparently by the American soldier who captured or liberated this pistol. CONDITION: Pistol appears to be new & unfired. Overall it retains about 99% plus orig gold plating. Grips are crisp with a small bruise & nick on left side and a few worn diamonds, probably from the box, on right side. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-40585 JR57 (4,000-6,000)

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1109
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We have been advised that Paul H. Mobley, the engraver of this gun, was actually a Colt Master Engraver.

*SPECTACULAR CUSTOM ENGRAVED CASED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH GOLD. SN 98693SA. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with the model and caliber inlaid in gold on the left side. Left side of frame has 2-line, 3-patent dates and Rampant Colt in gold. Screws, trigger and base pin are all high polish fire blued and the hammer is color case hardened. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips with gold Colt medallions. Revolver is engraved by Paul H. Mobley with about 70% coverage, fine foliate, arabesque patterns with extremely fine, well executed, punch-dot background. Left recoil shield has a flat gold inlaid Rampant Colt standing on a globe with platinum broken spear in its mouth and between its front legs. Loading gate is engraved in a floral spray with full coverage punch-dot background. Left side of frame has an engraved rosette around the hammer screw hole with matching rosette on the right side. Right side of frame, below the cyl opening, is engraved with a diamond pattern surrounded by tiny punch dots. The same diamond patterns are engraved on both sides of the bbl boss at the front of the frame, with triangle-shaped patterns on each side below the bbl boss. The bbl has nearly full length coverage engraving with diamond and punch-dot patterns about the central portion with foliate fans at each end. The root of the bbl is inlaid with a wide and narrow flat gold band and there is a fine gold band around the muzzle. The bbl address is outlined in an extremely fine gold wire border. Ejector rod housing is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the outer radius and has an extremely fine gold vine & leaf inlay in the top gullet. Top of the back strap is engraved in a very fine fan pattern with diamond and dot pattern in the center of the back strap with foliate, arabesque patterns at the top and at the heel, across the butt strap and on the trigger plate. Sides of the frame and rear edges of the sides of the hammer are outlined in very fine gold wire. The fan at the top of the back strap, the entire back strap and butt strap are also outlined in very fine gold wire. Front of the trigger plate is outlined in a fine gold wire border with leaves at each end and the SN is inlaid in gold. Bottom front of frame is engraved in a wonderful Fleur de Lis pattern with punch-dot background and outlined in fine gold wire. Cylinder has full coverage foliate, arabesque patterns over the entire outer circumference with artistically open, un-engraved bright blue flutes. The front edges of the lands between the flutes have a fine, double gold wire inlay and there is a running gold wire border around the flutes. Rear edge of cyl has a deep zig-zag engraved border with double, wide gold bands. A truly incredible piece of work. SN was observed on the bottom of the frame and the left side of the front and back straps under the grip with the last four digits of the SN around the bushing hole on the face of the cyl. Right side of the front strap, under the grip is engraved “PAUL H MOBLEY. ENG.’96”. Accompanied by a fine Colt custom shop, gold velvet lined, walnut casing with branded Colt logo in the right front corner of the lid. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 5-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stock not listed and shipped to D.E. L. Supply, 58 Highland Ave, Tewksbury, MA on March 8, 1978 in a one gun shipment. Additionally accompanied by a letter on Nutmeg Sports letterhead and signed by Jim Alaimo, Former Superintendent of the Colt Custom Gun Shop. The letter details the work described above and states that it was engraved by the late Secret Service Agent, Paul Mobley who was an engraving student of Colt Master Engraver, Ken Hurst. From the gist of the letter, it appears that this revolver was owned by Mr. Mike Noe of Lancaster, KY who apparently commissioned Mr. Mobley to engrave it for him. Mr. Alaimo states that Mr. Mobley engraved very few pieces and that this is one of, if not the single finest and most lavishly engraved pieces that he ever did. Mr. Alaimo also gives a little background on Secret Service Agent Mobley. He was a member of the Secret Service, assigned to guard President Ronald Reagan traveling to the Washington Hilton for a press conference. As the President and his entourage exited the hotel, John Hinkley fired six shots in about 2 seconds from his .22 caliber revolver, wounding President Reagan, his press secretary James Brady, a Washington D.C. police officer and a Secret Service agent. Mr Alaimo states that Agent Mobley jumped Hinkley and pinned his gun hand to the ground. Agent Mobley is one of the Special Agents in a suit holding Hinkley against the wall, which image has become a very famous photograph. A copy of that photograph accompanies this lot and is autographed “FOR JIM ALAIMO / I HAD BETTER DAYS!”, and signed “Paul H. Mobley”. In the photograph the presidential limousine can be seen leaving the area with police officers and men in civilian suits laying on the ground and a person who appears to be James Brady, behind the limo just visible over the trunk. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains all of its bright, factory style blue and brilliant case colors, apparently unfired since engraving. Grips are crisp and retain a fine, light ivory patina. Hammer is not solid in the safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. Case is equally new. 4-40914 JR272 (7,500-12,500)

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1116
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: This is a 3rd Model SA Revolver not a 2nd model DA revolver as stated in the catalog title. This is a Modern Firearm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanied by a S&W Factory Letter confirming the gun as a .38 Single Action Third Model shipped from the factory 5/24/1900 to Schoverling, Daly & Gale, Co, NYC. It is likely that the Retailer would have assembled the cased combination set with the .22 cal barrel at their facility, as was a common practice.

*RARE CASED SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL DA REVOLVER 2-BARREL SET. SN 5752. Cal. 38 S&W and 22. Nickel finish with 3-1/4″ keyhole shaped 38 cal. bbl, half moon front sight & 2-line bbl address with last patent date “1880”. Mounted with 2-pc hard rubber S&W embossed grips that are numbered to this revolver. Spare bbl is 10″, keyhole shaped, in cal. 22, with target sights. Top of rib has usual markings including “MODEL OF 91” and last patent date of “1880”. Accompanied by a calf skin covered, rnd corner, yellow doeskin lined casing recessed in bottom for revolver with short bbl, spare 10″ bbl and also contains a brass tool kit containing three different sizes of screwdriver blades and a spare, unnumbered pair of S&W embossed extended hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except 10″ bbl which is completely unnumbered. Both bbls & revolver appear to be new & unfired. Both sets of grips are crisp & new. Box is sound with numerous external nicks & scratches with some minor losses to finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Tool kit is fine. 4-39860 JR46 (3,000-5,000)

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1129
Revised: 10/2/2010

THE HISTORIC PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOX “F” GRADE SHOTGUN
Theodore Roosevelt, in many ways, was one of the most unique presidents of the United States. A man who personified the ultimate macho image coupled with the most honorable sense of right and wrong. He was also one of the most ardent naturalists and conservationists ever to hold office. During his tenure, some of the greatest advancements in conservation were implemented. There is so much to say about this remarkable man but in the book, Theodore Roosevelt, Outdoorsman by R. L. Wilson, the introduction serves as a great definition of the man – “Theodore Roosevelt was one of the greatest of American Presidents, and one of the most versatile and accomplished individuals ever to hold that office. His public and private record of achievements during his sixty years of life (1858-1919) is remarkable. He was a social reformer and trust-buster, statesman and diplomat, rancher and hunter, naturalist and conservationist. In addition, he was a soldier, explorer and author. He also held the offices of Vice-President and Governor of New York. He was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, co-organizer of the Rough Riders, builder of the Panama Canal, and founder of the Boone and Crockett Club. Roosevelt’s colorful and forceful personality endeared him to the people of his time. To all Americans he was a great exemplar of courage, hardihood, and self-reliance. Through his daring exploits in public office and private pursuits, Americans experienced vicariously a life of excitement, action, and adventure. At times, he almost seemed larger than life itself. Not only did he beckon all Americans to the “strenuous life”, but he set the pace and pointed the way. By precept and by example, he taught his countrymen to shirk no responsibility, shun no duty, flinch from no danger. He personified the highest American ideals and infused the nation with a new consciousness and pride”. This gun, a gift from the President of Fox Gun Company, was one built for, presented to, and owned and used by Theodore Roosevelt on his famous 1909 African safari. After Roosevelt’s death, it passed to his son Kermit; then to his son, Kermit Roosevelt Jr. It was then sold privately and now for the first time in history is being publicly offered for sale. This exciting shotgun is considered to be the most historic and important shotgun known to exist.

THE HISTORIC PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT FOX “F” GRADE SHOTGUN. SN 13292. Cal. 12ga. Even without the Roosevelt connection, this A.H. Fox shotgun is one of the finest American made doubles ever produced. Add in the Roosevelt provenance, and it becomes historic nearly beyond comprehension. This great shotgun has 30″ barrels, choked MOD/FULL with matted, tapered, concave rib, single ivory sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, extractors and dbl triggers. Top of the right barrel over the chamber area is marked “MADE EXPRESSLY FOR HON. THEODORE ROOSEVELT” and the left barrel “BY A.H. FOX GUN COMPANY PHILADELPHIA U.S.A.” Breech ends of barrels have 1/8″ band of scroll engraving with a gold line through the rib. Frame is spectacularly engraved with ribbon on each side marked “ANSLEY H. FOX” and has full coverage intricate patterns of foliate arabesque scrolls and oak leaves throughout with a gold setter on the left and right sides. Hinge pin is inlaid with 4 gold diamonds on each end. Bottom of the frame is engraved with a large round vignette that depicts a scene of 3 partridge feeding in a woodland background. Top tang has “SAFE” inlaid in gold and trigger bow has extremely fine floral scroll with an oval vignette of a duck in flight over a marsh scene. Mounted with dark, mineral streaked, French walnut with very fine, about 30 lines per inch, full checkered splinter forearm that has fleur-de-lis and ribbon carving. Buttstock is checkered to match and has checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis and the checkered round knob pistol grip with fleur-de-lis and ribbon carving, 14″ over its original serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left -.727, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.038, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.038., right -.038. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. LOP 14″. This is accompanied by an oak and leather trunk case that measures 33-1/4″long x 9-5/8″wide x 3-5/8″deep that is for a firearm with 30″ barrels and is marked on the front edge of the top “MADE IN ENGLAND”. Interior is green felt lined and compartmented for a stocked receiver and barrels with various other compartments containing a 2-piece ebony and brass shotgun cleaning rod, 35″ long unassembled; three sections of a “C. M. POWERS GUN CLEANER” solid brass cleaning rod whose handle also contains a small oiler; another section of a steel cleaning rod with jag end and a German silver clamp-like handle with cleaning rod marked “PAT APPL’D FOR”. In addition, there is an ebony handled turn screw with German silver ferrule marked on the blade “HOLLAND & HOLLAND”. Most certainly this turnscrew is from President Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” Holland & Holland double rifle which he also carried on the African safari. A covered compartment in the right end of the case contains an unusual double-ended flat metal box-wrench, 4-3/4″ long that retains about 75% of its original black paint and is purported to be an Evinrude outboard motor wrench which Mr. Roosevelt and Kermit were known to have used on their Amazon expedition. The compartment also contains a partial metal tube of “ANTI-RUST / BIG CHIEF / GUN GREASE” and a quantity of tow. The left front compartment contains what appears to be the original handle from the case to which are attached numerous strings from old luggage tags, one of which is from a warehouse in New York. Another partial tag is from the United States Lines. The main front compartment contains two pieces of material which are purported to be part of Mr. Roosevelt’s pajamas. The lid and bottom of the case are partially covered by numerous applied travel labels, some applied over their predecessors, mostly illegible with mostly illegible handwriting. One, however, on the right end of the lid appears to be a Uganda Railway label. This label is very ancient and dark brown with severe losses. There has been speculation offered that this case may have been from Mr. Roosevelt’s Holland & Holland double rifle. Accompanied by a copy of Theodore Roosevelt Outdoorsman, R.L. Wilson. Also included is an A. H. Fox Gun Company factory letter over the signature of John T. Callahan, Arms Historian for A.H. Fox, Savage & Stevens which identifies this shotgun as an “F” Grade, 12ga, with chokes MOD/FULL, walnut stock, 14″ LOP, 1-5/8″ drop at comb, 2-1/2″ drop at heel, 7lbs. 8oz. Notes: (from face of card) trigger pull right bbl 5lbs, trigger pull left bbl 6lbs, auto safety (the word ejector was present but crossed out) “This gun is for exhibition purposes and must be as perfect as skill can make it.” “Thin comb” (underlined), shop records simply say “Exhibition Gun. Mr. Fox will select stock, frame & barrels”, (from reverse of card) “Pres. Roosevelt”. The date on the record shows the gun to have been started on September 18, 1908. No completion date or shipping date is present but itmust have been February 1909 based on letter from President Roosevelt. Also accompanying are copies of the cited production card. In addition, there is a letter over the signature of Roe S. Clark, Arms Historian for the Savage Firearms Company, dated February 26, 1975, addressed to Thomas C. Kidd of Zionsville, PA, wherein he details the same information as above. This being the 100th anniversary of the completion of the extraordinarily famous Theodore and Kermit Roosevelt African Safari expedition of 1909-1910, it is extremely appropriate in offering President Roosevelt’s Fox shotgun to relate its history and historical significance to accompany this sale. Beginning some time in early 1908, knowing that he no longer planned to run for a second full term as President, Mr. Roosevelt began planning a major hunting safari. Initially he had contemplated an extended trip to Alaska but soon changed to an African hunting safari and concentrated his efforts in that direction. He had been there previously with his family in December of 1872 and January of 1873 and apparently decided that such a hunting trip would be more appropriate. After considerable correspondence with internationally known African hunter Fredrick Selous, international conservationist Edward North Buxton and Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, the primary character of The Man-Eaters of Tsavo fame, convinced President Roosevelt that such a safari was feasible. President Roosevelt, being the inveterate letter writer that he was, corresponded with a great variety of experts from a very wide range of disciplines including sculptors, photographers, taxidermists, zoologists, other hunters and of course, the Winchester Arms Company to obtain suitable firearms. He also communicated regularly with his son Kermit regarding almost every detail and decision that would have any affect on the expedition. The media kept the world informed of the President’s intentions regarding the safari which prompted various manufacturers to write the President. One of the correspondents, in a letter dated August 13, 1908, Mr. Ansley H. Fox, President of the A. H. Fox Gun Company, wrote: “the directors of this company, having read of your proposed hunting trip, have instructed me to offer to make to order for you the finest gun this company can produce”. For whatever reason, President Roosevelt responded that he would decline the offer. However, the President apparently quickly changed his mind and in a letter dated September 10, 1908, wrote to Mr. Fox stating: “when I wrote you, I did not intend to take a shotgun to Africa. I find, however, that I would like to take such a gun, provided that at close quarters I could use it with ball also. In other words, I should like in case of an emergency to have it loaded with ball and use it as a spare gun for lion. Now I have rather a pride in taking American rifles on this trip, and in the same way I should like to take an American gun; but of course you may have by this time decided that you do not care to repeat your very kind offer; in that event will you tell me what the cost of such a gun as I have described, twelve-bore and plain finish would be?”. And in a postscript: “of course the use with ball would be wholly exceptional; normally I should use it for geese, ducks, guinea fowl & etc.” Mr. Fox apparently responded immediately advising that his company intended to provide the President with the finest shotgun his company could manufacture. In so doing, Mr. Fox had created a difficult situation for his craftsmen because the Roosevelt expedition was scheduled to leave in only 6 months and obviously the shotgun had to be delivered well before that time. As fate would have it, the Fox Gun Company had plans to exhibit at the Grand American Handicap which was scheduled for late spring of 1909 and their plans, which were well under way, included two “F” Grade shotguns. These two shotguns were serial numbered 13291 & 13292. The work order card indicates that production of number 13292 began on September 18, 1908 while number 13291 wasn’t started until about three weeks later. Number 13291 was to become the magnificent “F” Grade exhibited at the Grand American Handicap Trap Shoot later that year. Fox gun, number 13292, was finished in sufficient time to be delivered to President Roosevelt, probably in Late January or early February 1909, as the letter on White House stationery, dated February 11, 1909, to Mr. Fox reads in part “the double-barreled shotgun has come, and I really think it is the most beautiful gun I have ever seen. I am exceedingly proud of it. I am almost ashamed to take it to Africa and expose it to the rough usage it will receive. But now that I have it, I could not possibly make up my mind to leave it behind. I am greatly obliged to you, and I am extremely proud that I am to have such a beautiful bit of American workmanship with me”. Then five days later on February 16, 1909, President Roosevelt again wrote to Mr. Fox “do let me thank you most warmly again for that beautiful gun. It is so beautiful that I take pleasure in just looking at it. I shall keep it as long as I live, and when I die it shall go to my son Kermit who accompanies me on my African trip.” And so President Roosevelt’s Fox shotgun is documented as having been delivered to his hand. With the increasing publicity and notoriety of the President’s African expedition, it soon morphed into something he had apparently not originally envisioned. While President Roosevelt was reasonably wealthy, the expenses for this large an expedition rapidly exceeded his ability to pay. After a discussion with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, it was decided that they would raise $50,000 toward the expenses of the expedition, but added three scientists to the party. The President received and additional $50,000 from Charles Schribner, the magazine and book publisher, for him to write articles to be published in their magazine, which were later consolidated into the now famous African Game Trails. Andrew Carnegie contributed another $25,000 and an additional $30,000 while the Presidential party was in Africa. The total cost, not including donated arms and equipment, amounted to over $150,000 which in today’s money would equate to approximately 3 million dollars!! In that day, the Presidential succession took place on the 4th of March and on March 23, former President Roosevelt and Kermit departed Hoboken, NJ, aboard the steamship Hamburg with a stopover in Naples and a transfer to the steamship Admiral to finish their journey to Mombasa, British East Africa. Among the hundreds of crates, cartons and cases of the expedition’s gear, were 20 cases of firearms, ammunition and accoutrements. Case number 12 contained “one Fox double-barreled shotgun, one leather compartment case for Fox shotgun, one leather case for Fox shotgun and one jointed cleaning rod for Fox shotgun.” Case number 6 contained 300 brass 12-gauge shot shells with loads ranging from “single ball” to “dust”. After arriving in Mombasa, the party traveled to Nairobi where they hired at least 260 porters to transport the expedition’s equipment and supplies. The expedition began on April 21, 1909, and ended March 14, 1910 when they reached Khartoum. Very little is recorded of The President or Kermit having used this Fox shotgun, nor are there any known photographs of either of them holding or carrying it. However, there is one mention in a monthly essay by Mr. Roosevelt, published in Schribner’s magazine of October 1909, wherein he said “I had a Fox No. 12 shotgun; no better gun was ever made”. Another account in African Game Trails, speaks of using the Fox double barrel to shoot a large rabbit-like creature. There are other references to harvesting Egyptian geese, yellow-billed “mallard”, francolin, sand grouse, spur fowl and any number of other game species for the pot and for study specimens. After the Roosevelts’ returned from Africa in 1910, nothing is known about the Fox shotgun until Theodore and Kermit took it with them on their ill-fated 1913-1914 “River of Doubt” Amazon expedition which was published in Mr. Roosevelt’s book Through the Brazilian Wilderness. This expedition nearly killed Mr. Roosevelt, he having contracted “jungle fever” and a serious leg wound which are said to have shortened his life by at least 10 years. Apparently at one point during this expedition, when the situation had become almost untenable, Mr. Roosevelt was prepared to abandon all of his equipment and have the party make their way directly to safety, but was persuaded by Kermit to remain, which saved the Fox shotgun. President Theodore Roosevelt died peacefully in his sleep on January 6, 1919 and, as promised, passed his Fox shotgun to his son, Kermit. Upon Kermit’s death in June, 1943, the Fox shotgun was left, with his estate to his wife Belle and then to his son, Kermit Jr. In 1974, Kermit Jr., and the Roosevelt family made a decision to dispose of the family firearms and, through a firearms dealer intermediary who sold the Fox shotgun to eminent Fox historian and outdoor writer, Thomas C. Kidd of Zionsville, PA, along with Kermit’s custom Springfield rifle. In a letter dated 30 March 1977, on Kermit Roosevelt & Associates, Inc. letterhead, over the signature of Kermit Roosevelt, to Mr. Thomas Kidd, he states that “the Fox shotgun belonged to my grandfather, Theodore Roosevelt. It was specially made for him, he took it to Africa on his safari of 1908-9 and specified that after his death, it should go to my father and not to be sold”. In another paragraph he states, in effect, that the Fox shotgun and Springfield rifles he had inherited from his father “…were never part of the Sagamore Collection. They stayed in my mother’s house in New York until her death and at that time they were turned over to me.” Also accompanying is a notarized statement from Thomas C. Kidd dated February 21, 2000, wherein he identifies this shotgun, by serial number, and states that he had purchased it in 1974 from an intermediary agent selling items for Mr. Kermit Roosevelt and his immediate family members. He further states “the gun’s provenance path is unbroken, as the historically important gun has been in the personal collection of Thomas C. Kidd, located at…in Zionsville, Pennsylvania, since its acquisition by the above mentioned from the Roosevelt family in the fall of 1974”. In addition, there is a bill of sale for this shotgun from Thomas C. Kidd to an undisclosed buyer which is dated February 22, 2000. The fact that this is “the most historical American double barrel shotgun ever made” is hard to debate but it is also certainly one of the finest American shotguns ever made. Combine this with the fact it was owned by one of the most incredible men to ever hold the office of President of The United States, and finally consider that it was used on one of the most famous of all African safaris. In summation, one must conclude that this is a true American treasure. It is unquestionably the epitome of the ultimate American shotgun and hard to conceive of another that could ever eclipse it in importance. PROVENANCE: President Theodore Roosevelt; to Kermit Roosevelt; to Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.; to Thomas C. Kidd Collection; to a private collector. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Barrels retain nearly all of their fine original factory blue with just a couple minor handling marks. Receiver retains strong original factory case colors on the sides and in the more protected areas with the bottom thinned but still with visible color blending with hand-worn silver patina. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, expected nicks, dings & button drag marks and retains its original finish with hand-worn patina through the grip. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, some minor handling marks and retains most of its original finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety and bright shiny bores. Case is worn and fragile with finish loss on the edges and some loose stitching. Handle is detached and inside the case (as mentioned above). Straps are deteriorated and broken with their remnants inside the case. Interior is moderately to heavily soiled and stained but with light wear. Bottom front edge of the wood around the lock is cracked but lock is still functional. The tools and implements are fine except the brass cleaning rod which appears to have been used as a punch to dislodge a stuck article from a gun bore as both ends are battered. JR 275 4-40555 BDT167 (please contact Firearms department for estimate)

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1136
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: It has been noted that an unusual faint and thin halo-like effect exists along certain outside edges of the gold inlays. We asked one of the nation’s foremost firearms conservation experts to inspect these inlays under magnification and he has determined that they are appropriate, old, solid gold inlays applied to annealed steel, then case hardened and not the result of a plating process or later application to a pre-hardened surface. This expert shared with us that on rare occasions, he has observed this “boundary weeping affect” with gold inlays, which were subjected to high case hardening temperatures and also by lead contamination of the gold alloy. These inlays are from the period of the gun’s manufacture and not a recent addition or replacement.

*INCREDIBLE LEFEVER A GRADE SIDE BY SIDE TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN 45598. Cal. 16ga, both bbls 30″ with tapered, matted ribs, single brass sighting beads, 2-1/2″ chambers, one set MOD/MOD choke, the other FULL/FULL, ejectors and dbl triggers. Set one is marked on right bbl “LEFEVER. ARMS. CO.” with accent scroll at each end, left bbl marked “KRUPP. FLUID. STEEL.” with accenting scroll at each end. Left bbl on bottom adjacent forend lug marked with serial number “45598”. These are the modified choked bbls. Side of each chamber has a 1″ wedge of scroll engraving. Set two: right bbl is marked “KRUPP.” and left bbl “FLUID. STEEL.”, both with underlying accent scroll. Bottom of bbl at forend lug, right side marked with “45598” number and left bbl “39395”. Each bbl has 1/2″ wedge of scroll engraving. The side-plated receiver is beautifully engraved with foliate arabesque scrolls. Each plate has diagonal marked “LEFEVER ARMS CO.”, left plate with 2 gold pointers on point and gold quail at forward end. Right plate with 2 gold setters on point and flushing gold woodcock at forward end. The sculpted bottom has duck coming in for a landing and trigger plate marked “PAT’D 1878 / 80.81 / 84.86 / 88.91 / .94”. Fences are carved with flower blossoms and stippled background, top lever has gold pigeon in flight. Trigger guard has chip and dart border an elliptical shape engraved “ARTHUR.PRIMEAUX TUSCARORA.NEV” with a flower blossom in center. Mounted with colorful, dark-streaked walnut, ebony inlaid spear-tip drop points, checkered pistol grip, sculpted ebony grip cap, checkered butt with ebony heel & toe plates, gold initial shield with entwined letters “AP”, checkered splinter forend with sculpted ribbons, sculpted ebony tip insert and center escutcheon with portrait in gold of a dog holding duck. Bore measurements: Set one – Bore diameter: left -.668, right -.668. Bore restrictions: left -.013, right -.013. Wall thickness: left -..026, right -.028. Drop at heel:2-15/16″ , drop at comb:1-13/16″ . Weight: 6lbs. 12oz. LOP 14″. Set two – Bore diameter: left -.670, right -.669. Bore restrictions: left -.023, right -.023. Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.033. Drop at heel:2-15/16″ , drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14″. Gun is accompanied with a leather luggage case with red interior, plaque mounted on lid and engraved “ARTHUR PRIMEAUX / TUSCARORA / NEVADA”. Inside is a leather lace-up stock sleeve and a C.M. Powers gun cleaning brass rod with oil cloth pouch. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Both sets of bbls retain 97-98% orig blue, both with minor muzzle wear, minor nicks & scratches. Set one has 2 minor spots of surface oxidation on left bbl, both with faint rub line from forend. Receiver retains strong orig case colors, thinning and blending with silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with very good checkering, usual minor nicks & handling marks and retains a fine hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with good checkering with some slight wear to center bottom part and retains a fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores in all bbls. Case is in slightly rough condition, with the handle detached and placed in interior, lid has leather hinge that is totally unstitched and considerable scuffing & tears on corners. 4-40266 BDT93 (30,000-60,000)

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1173
Revised: 9/30/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This storied Parker Bros. AHE was formerly owned and used extensively along the eastern seaboard by one of the most famous decoy collectors of all time, Dr. William Mackey. The gun is consigned from a direct descendant of Dr. Mackey. An affidavit attesting to this will accompany the gun.

*UNUSUAL PARKER AHE GRADE SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN. SN 126961. Cal. 12ga, 32″ bbls, matted, tapered, concave rib, single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, FULL/FULL chokes, ejectors and dbl triggers. Top rib of bbl is marked “PARKER BROTHERS, MAKERS. MERIDAN, CONN. ACME STEEL”. The “2” size receiver is stunning relief engraved with oval with pointer in crouching point on left side, setter on point on right, 2 setters on trigger plate, each side has ribbon marked “PARKER BROS.”, balance is engraved with foliate arabesque scroll incorporated with flower blossoms, single rib behind fences. Mounted with nicely figured walnut, checkered side panels with fleur-de-lis drop points, wrap-over checkered pistol grip, hard rubber grip cap with gold plaque in center, Silvers recoil pad and checkered splinter forend. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.034. Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.024. Drop at heel:2-3/4″, drop at comb:1-3/4″ . Weight:7 lbs. 13 oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Gun is accompanied with a Parker Collectors Assoc. letter identifying gun as a AHE 12ga ordered April 20, 1904 by Ed Steves and Sons of San Antonio, TX and shipped Aug. 23, 1904. It featured 32″ Titanic steel bbls with capped pistol grip stock. Ordered with 2″ pitch, Silvers pad, non-auto safety, dark stock and engraving shield “OTTO WAHRMUND SAN ANTONIO”. Specifications were for 14-1/8″ LOP, 2-3/4″ drop at heel, weight 7lbs 14oz., price was $300 plus $25 for ejectors and $4 for pad. The gun was back and forth to Parker a number of times. It was sold to J.R. Hull of New York, NY on Dec. 20, 1904, came back and was sold to Salem G. LeValley Co. of Buffalo, NY on Jan. 27, 1908, was returned and sold on Feb. 21, 1908 to E.K. Tryon of Phila., PA, returned and on Jan. 9, 1909 was sold to Chas. Parker Retail Store of New York, NY. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain a high polished restored blue finish. There is evidence of raised dents in both bbls, ribs appear to be solid. Frame has been lightly cleaned and retains a silver patina. Trigger guard retains nearly all of a high polished restored blue finish. Stock is sound with slightly worn checkering, numerous nicks, shallow scratches & small dents, retaining orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with slightly worn checkering, minor nicks & dings, and retains orig finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are good with automatic safety, good ejectors with decent bores showing some spots of shallow, scattered pits. 4-40034 BDT45 (7,500-12,500)

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1193
Revised: 9/8/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Consignor states he had gun engraved by Chris DeCamillis. Metal Finish: Case colors & blue by Turnbul Restoration.

*GAME SCENE ENGRAVED PARKER REPRODUCTION A1 SPECIAL TWO BARREL SET WITH CASE. SN 20-226. Cal. 20ga, 26″ & 28″ bbls, Set one: 28″ matted, tapered concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 3″ chambers, MOD/FULL chokes. Set two: 26″ matted, tapered concave rib with single brass sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chamber, Q1 Q2 chokes, both with ejectors and single selective trigger. Both sets are marked on rib “PARKER REPRODUCTION BY WINCHESTER EAST ALTON IL. U.S.A. MADE IN JAPAN”. Each bbl has 3/4″ wedge, a scroll engraving at muzzle, chambers with gold wire and narrow band of scroll engraving. 28″ bbl marked on left “20 GAUGE 2-3/4″ & 3″, 26” set marked “20 GAUGE 2-3/4”. The “O” size frame is custom engraved with bobwhite quail on left side, Gambels quail on right, rooster pheasants in flight on trigger plate, “PARKER” in gold across center of bottom with balance a fine tight foliate arabesque scroll, 3 ribs behind fences. Water table has decorative foliate scroll and trigger guard with fine scroll work and portrait head of Ruff grouse in gold. Mounted with highly figured walnut, fleur-de-lis checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis drop points, wrap-over checkered pistol grip, sculpted contrasting wood grip cap with blank gold initial shield center, fleur-de-lis checkered butt with scroll engraved skeleton plate, fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forend. Set one: Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.617. Bore restrictions: left -.035, right -.015. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Set two: Bore diameter: left -.618, right -.618. Bore restrictions: left -.006, right -.005. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.035. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with oak & leather case, full accessories and canvas cover. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new since finished. Both bbl sets retain virtually all of their fine blue finish with some of the tiniest handling marks. Receiver retains virtually all of its fine custom case coloring. Stock is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a fine oil finish with a couple minor handling marks. Forend is sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a fine oil finish and a couple minor handling marks. Case and accessories are equally new condition as well as canvas cover. Mechanics are crisp with automatic safety, strong ejectors, bright shiny bores in all bbls as gun appears to be new. 4-40116 BDT61 (12,000-19,000)

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1249
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The correct serial number for this gun is 1589F7.

*STUNNING BROWNING MIDAS GRADE SUPERPOSED SHOTGUN. SN 158F7. Cal. 28ga, 28″ bbls, hand-filed, vent rib, single ivory sighting bead, 2-3/4″ chambers, SKEET/SKEET chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Left side of bbl is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST. LOUIS MO. & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”. Right side is marked “SPECIAL STEEL-28 GAUGE-SHELLS 2-3/4″ / PATENTS NO 2.203.378-2.233.861”. Top bbl on each side of rib has 2-1/4″ wedge of scroll engraving with punch dot background. Receiver has usual Midas pattern with bold foliate scroll with punch dot background, 3 gold pheasant in flight with circular gold wire border on left side, 3 gold ducks in flight with gold wire border on right side and gold quail in flight on bottom. Lower left side is signed “JANSSEN”. Mounted with highly figured flame-grain walnut, checkered pistol grip with flat knob, Browning hard rubber buttplate, wrap-around checkered field-style forend. Bore diameter: top -.546, bottom -.545. Bore restrictions: top -.003, bottom -.003. Wall thickness: top -.038, bottom -.039. Drop at heel:2-3/16″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight: 6lbs. 13oz. LOP 14-1/8″. Accompanied with Browning tan luggage case with white fuzzy interior. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as gun appears to be test-fired only. Bbls retain virtually all of their fine orig factory blue as well as the receiver. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, virtually all of its fine factory finish with maybe a couple of very tiny handling marks. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, retaining all of its orig factory finish with just a couple of tiny handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and bright shiny bores as gun appears test-fired only. Case is in equally new condition with a couple minor scuffs to exterior. Gun has been tested with silver nitrate and shows no evidence of salt. 4-40693 BDT95 (16,500-22,500)

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1264
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: Please note: This is a Modern firearm and subject to ATF laws.

BROWNING PIGEON GRADE SMALL BORE TWO BARREL SET. SN 1752F7. Cal. 28ga & .410, both 28″ bbls, matted vent rib, white front and silver center sighting bead, SKEET/SKEET chokes, 28ga has 2-3/4″ chamber, .410 has 3″ chamber, all with ejectors and single selective trigger. Set One 28ga left side of bbl is marked “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST. LOUIS MO. & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”. Right side “SPECIAL STEEL – 28 GAUGE – SHELLS 2-3/4″ / PATENTS NO 2203378-2233861”. Set Two .410 marked on left side “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY” and right side “.410 – GAUGE – SHELLS 3″ – MADE IN BELGIUM”. Left side of lower bbl under serial number are stamped “S1” and “S2″. Receiver is engraved in usual Pigeon pattern with full field of foliate arabesque scrolls with 2 pigeons in flight on each side. Shoulder of bbls and top of fences are carved in oak leaf pattern. Mounted with highly figured dark walnut much above standard Pigeon grade, checkered round knob pistol grip, Browning hard rubber buttplate. Negative test for salt w/ silver nitrate. Serial numbers stamped on back of butt stock. Highly figured matching checkered field-style forends. 28 Ga Set : Bore diameter: top -.548, bottom -.546. Bore restrictions: top -.007, bottom -.000. Wall thickness: top -.031, bottom -.022. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb:1-5/8″. Weight: 6lbs. 14oz. LOP 14-7/8”. .410 Set: Bore measurements are N/A with same stock measurements and weighing 7lbs. 2oz. With Browning tan luggage case. CONDITION: Fine+. Bbls retain 98% orig blue with a couple minor nicks & scratches. Receiver is clean and bright. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a fine hand-rubbed oil finish that appears orig. Forends are sound with sharp, crisp checkering, a few minor handling marks with Set One with hairline grain crack near tip of forearm iron. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, mechanical trigger, strong ejectors and nice shiny bore in all bbls. Case is solid with some minor scuffing and slight soiling to outside of lid. 4-40926 BDT163 (7,500-9,500)

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1269
Revised: 10/4/2010

CORRECTION: Estimate should read $17,500-$22,500

*CUSTOM A.BEE BROWNING EXHIBITION STYLE OVER AND UNDER SHOTGUN. SN 50092V8. Cal. 20ga, 26-1/2″ bbl, hand-filed vent rib with silver single sighting bead, 3″ chambers, IMP.CYL/MOD chokes, ejectors and single selective trigger. Left side of bbl is marked in gold “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY ST. LOUIS MO & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN BELGIUM”, right side also marked in gold “SPECIAL STEEL-20GA-SHELLS 2-3/4″ AND 3″ / PATENTS NO 2203.378-2233861”. Receiver is beautifully engraved and inlaid in two color gold with 2 flushing rooster pheasants on left side, 2 ducks in flight on right side, 2 feeding quail on bottom with remaining inlay on receiver, long tang trigger guard, top lever and forend iron a gold wire with contrasting gold leaves. This fine work is signed on both sides “ABEE”. Mounted with nicely figured fiddleback walnut, side panels with fluted drop points, checkered flat knob pistol grip, simulated 3-pc forend with schnable tip, fully checkered, 3 screws on each side,with diamond shapes and gold wire outline. Bore diameter: top -.622, bottom -.623. Bore restrictions: top -.013, bottom -.007. Wall thickness: top -.039, bottom -.037. Drop at heel:2-1/8″, drop at comb:1-1/2″. Weight:5 lbs. 15oz. LOP 14-1/2″. Accompanied with dark brown Browning luggage case with brown interior. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Appears new since upgrading. Bbl retains virtually all of its custom blue finish with a couple minor handling marks and faint rub mark from forend. Receiver shows all of its fine custom blue and sharp gold inlays. Stock is sound with sharp checkering, a few minor handling marks and retains a fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a couple minor handling marks and retains a fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with non-automatic safety, strong ejectors and nice shiny bores. Case is in equally new condition with a couple of minor scuffs to exterior. 4-36390 BDT58 (17,500-22,500)

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1292
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We indicated that ammunition was supposedly being made. This has been confirmed by Jamie McGrew, USA Distributor for Holland & Holland Sporting Cartridges.

HOLLAND AND HOLLAND TOP LEVER HAMMER PARADOX WITH CASE. SN 11966. (ca. 1889) Cal. 12 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Dovetailed barrels with file cut quarter rib fitted with two folding leaf express rear sight, are engraved “Holland & Holland. 98 New Bond Street. London.” and “Paradox Fosbery Patent” on tops. Ivory bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into front portion of rib. Bbl flats show London black powder proofs for 12 ga. “R. choke”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Rounded bar top lever action has long top strap extending over comb, and features pivoting lock third fastener. Peninsula back action locks have short serpentine hammers with spurs, which lay below line of sight when cocked. Action, lockplates and hammers are engraved with approx. 60% coverage of well cut shaded open scroll. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Hammers have stylized dolphins heads. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on short tang. Marbled and fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over red Silvers type pad, and features 28 LPI point pattern checkering with line border. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.737, right -.0737. Bore restrictions: left -.028, right -.028. 10-Groove Paradox rifling has groove diameter of .729 for both bbls. Wall thickness: left -.034, right -.035. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. Old mahogany case has inlet brass corners and D-ring handle mounted in scalloped rectangular escutcheon. Sides of case have brass reinforcements. There are two sliding brass fasteners as well as a key lock. Interior is lined in red velvet, with reproduction Holland and Holland label, flanked by two labels with paradox information. Partitions fit this gun very well. Accessories include tin can with brass top containing cleaning fluid, BGI powder measure, maple wad rammer, unmarked 12 ga. stuck-case remover, BGI primer seater, and a round nickel-plated T. F. Wood & Son oil bottle. CONDITION: Very fine as restored. Bbls retain most of a rust-blue. Engraving and file cutting of rib are slightly washed. Action and locks retain nearly all of nicely colored re-color hardening, with some striations showing on action, and engraving is somewhat softened. Wood is somewhat under metal, and retains most of an old rubbed oil finish, with numerous light marks and scratches from handling and use. Checkering is re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Gun has been professionally tightened by fitting of dovetailed piece of steel through hook, workman’s stamp “H” is on each side of front lump. Bores are very fine. Chambers have some pitting, and there are some rather deep pits toward muzzles. Fosbery rifling is very fine, relatively sharp. Case exterior has some cracks, and number of marks. Interior cloth is fine with some rubbed and compressed areas. Needs a bit of brushing and vacuuming. Accessories are good. Holland & Holland produced only about 1500 Paradox guns, and many have had rifling removed or altered. Finding good shootable examples is difficult. 4-40900 MGM144 (12,000-16,000)

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1293
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We indicated that ammunition was supposedly being made. This has been confirmed by Jamie McGrew, USA Distributor for Holland & Holland Sporting Cartridges.

HOLLAND AND HOLLAND HAMMERLESS SIDELOCK TOP LEVER PARADOX. SN 11564. Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. Col. Fosbery’s patent for a rifled choke was taken out in 1885, and in an agreement with Holland & Holland, he received payment of 2 pounds, 2 shillings each time his patent was used. Holland & Holland coined the name “paradox” because this unusual gun could shoot ball very accurately out to 100 yards, and was still effective as a shotgun delivering a modified choke pattern. The patent was quite successful, and Holland produced approximately 1500 of these guns from 1886 until the First World War. They have resumed production in the last couple of years. Ammunition is supposedly being made available. This gun is one of the very first produced, and has 28″ dovetailed laminated steel barrels engraved “Holland & Holland. 98 New Bond Street. London.” “Winners of all the “Field” Rifle Trials. 1883″ and “PARADOX” “Fosbery Patent” on flat quarter rib. Two folding leaf express sight is dovetailed through rib, and is marked for 50 and 100 yards. Silver bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into rib. There is an old hole where shotgun bead was once installed, but it has been filled. Bbl flats are stamped with original London black powder proofs and 1988 Birmingham nitro re-proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs, “Choke” “64” (possibly 64th Paradox made?), as well as “H466”. Round bar Perkes patent sidelock top lever action features Webley patent gas check. Patent information is on breech face. Water table is marked with Perkes patent information, SN, as well as proofs. Non-automatic safety has “Safe” relief engraved. Action and lockplates are engraved with about 40% coverage English scroll. “Holland & Holland” is on each lockplate. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on long tang. Lightly marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over original ribbed horn buttplate. Standard checkering is at 22 LPI with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.740, right -.743. Bore restrictions: left -.042, right -.045. Rifle choke groove diameter for both bbls is approx. .710. Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.021. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 95% of very pleasing re-brown, probably done at time of re-proof. Paradox rifling has never been altered, which is unusual, as many of these have been bored out. Action is mostly pewter gray, but with traces of original case color in protected areas. Lockplates are all pewter gray. Stock retains nearly all of an older oil finish with a few minor nicks and dings. There is a very small chip at rear of right lock. Checkering is somewhat worn, and has been judiciously re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls on face. Bores are bright and shiny, but with some minor frosting evident toward breech ends. This gun handles and balances quite well. 4-40784 MGM115 (5,000-10,000)

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1358
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Consignor indicated that this gun was made by Victor Funk as represented in our catalogue. A collector recently contacted us and stated that the maker was actually Valentin Funk. We have no way of confirming either.

ORNATE GERMAN SILVER MOUNTED VICTOR FUNK PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 1272. (Ca. 1850) Groove diameter .630. 32″ Twist bbls are rifled with two different styles of rifling. Right bbl is octagonal, left is 15 groove. Tops of bbls have four areas inlaid with gold and silver flowing scroll with silver swan heads and gold daisies. Wide flat full length rib is inlaid in gold “V. Funk & Sohne in Suhl”. Bbls are fitted with three ramrod pipes, front two are of German silver with 1-7/8″ wide sling loop mounted on middle pipe. Rear pipe is Damascus and includes loop. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN, and “V. Funk & S”, as are breech plugs. Breech iron has acanthus scroll engraving. Very nicely made locks have frizzen springs, as a flintlock would have, but instead of a frizzen there are steel nipple guards which have to be retracted before rifle can be fired. Intricately filed hammers have detailed dolphin heads with eyes, ears, and tongues inlaid in gold. Body of hammers have scroll and acanthus engraving. Lockplates have a mixture of gold inlaid letters and game scene, and regular engraving. Right lockplate has “V. Funk & Sohne” inlaid in gold. Tail of plate has gold inlaid recumbent stag in engraved woodland background. Left lockplate has “In Suhl” inlaid in gold along with a wild boar in pastoral background. Borders of locks and nipple guards are engraved in herringbone pattern. Lock internals are bright polished. Right lock has a fly in tumbler for use with set trigger. Stock furniture is a very high grade of German silver. Trigger guard has intricately filed and engraved “pineapple” depicting a cherub over oval cobweb with acanthus scroll. Trigger guard bow depicts a stag leaping over a fallen log in woodlands. Tail of guard extends into looped pistol grip. Trigger plate is stamped with SN, and front trigger is set. Tan slightly figured European walnut stock measures 14″ over German silver buttplate. Top tang of plate repeats the cherub treatment of trigger guard. Right side of buttstock has sliding patchbox carved with bearded figure with large nose and heavy eyebrows that has ivory teeth and protruding tongue which actuates the catch. Stock shows a large amount of detailed carving. There is a full relief recumbent stag in woodlands behind cheekpiece. Outline of checkering has relief acanthus and scroll. Checkering is at about 20 LPI. Forend checkering extends into large wolf’s head with inset mother of pearl and ebony eyes. Horn mouth is ramrod thimble. Bbl attaches to forend with side nail through shaped German silver escutcheons. German silver crest plate is at top of grip engraved with initials “GS”. Hickory ramrod has horn tip and German silver end. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 14″. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain nearly all of an old re-brown w/ some small pits that did not polish out. Areas of inlay are missing. Rear sight is missing. Locks are mostly gray brown with some case color visible in protected areas. Stocks show most of an old refinish. Carving is somewhat worn. Checkering has been re-cut with a number of over-cut diamonds. German silver furniture is fine, and polished bright. Bores are good, shiny, with some light pitting throughout. Locks are crisp. Left hammer is loose on tumbler. A truly unique and example that showcases fine German craftsmanship. 4-39535 (4,500-7,500)

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1374
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This lot is accompanied by a signed affidavit from the consignor stating his Father purchased the cased set in 1952 from noted NY dealer Glode M. Requa. Also a copy of Requa’s Catalogue No. 26 and a handwritten description of the guns from the buyer’s ledger book with the price paid as $275.

PAIR OF JOHN MANTON PERCUSSION DUELING PISTOLS IN ORIGINAL CASE. SN 10241/ 10241. (ca. 1831) Cal. .480 with hair rifling. 10″ Full octagon twist barrels with under-ribs are engraved in copperplate script, “John Manton and Son Dover Street” on top flats. Barleycorn silver front sights are mortised into bbls. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and London proofs. Percussion patent breeches are stamped with SNs, proofs, and are engraved with open flowing scrolled acanthus and have sunburst engraved vented platinum “blow-outs”. Breech irons have U-notch rear sights filed in, and are engraved with shaded open scrolled acanthus. Flat lockplates have typical Manton squared tails, flat-faced serpentine hammers and sliding safeties that engage at half cock. Lockplates and hammers are engraved with finely cut open shaded scrolled acanthus with floral terminations. “Jno. Manton & Son Patent” is on lockplates. Hammers terminate in stylized dolphin heads. Trigger plates have scroll engraved stylized pineapple finials. Trigger guards have matching engraving on bows, and SNs on tangs. Dense walnut stocks have steel capped bag grips with flat top wrap-around checkering with mullered borders. Vacant silver rectangles with cut corners are at top of grips. Forepieces mount to bbls with side nail sliding through silver oval escutcheons. Stocks transition to bbl ribs with horn tips. Mahogany ramrods with brass tips mount with single plain pipe on ribs, and nicely filed tailpipes. Makers mahogany case has inlet swinging hook closures with key lock, and with ivory escutcheon around key hole, folding D-ring handle is inlet in top. Interior is lined in green baize, with paper John Manton Dover Street label in lid, overlaid by an Andrew Wight label. There are pencil notations on labels, one of which reads “Cleaned by C. Bolt ? on the 3rd June 1864, 38 Jermyn St.” Accessories include James Dixon Sheffield pewter oil bottle, ebony handled nipple wrench with pricker, brass and ebony cleaning/ loading rod with leather faced rosewood mallet head, copper-bodied brass-topped combination powder and ball flask, tin box of Eley Brothers caps, some balls, and two brass tags no. 2600 and 2601 which were probably old collection nos. CONDITION: Very good. All metal has been cleaned to bright, possibly by Mr. Bolt in 1864. Wood retains a considerable amount of its French polish finish with numerous marks, knocks, dings and dents from handling and use over the years. Small sliver of horn is missing from right forepiece of one gun. Bores are fine. Locks are crisp. Case is fine, retaining most of its original exterior finish, with numerous marks and scratches. Lid has shrunk about 1/16″. Interior cloth is very good with marks, compressions and minor tears from contact with guns. Interior is absolutely original and looks “right”. Label is fine, turning brown, with some staining, and aforementioned penciled in information. Accessories are good. These pistols are good candidates for a gentle restoration. 4-40831 MGM131 (7,500-12,500)

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1400
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: Please note: this is not a Modern firearm as noted by the asterisk in the title.

*E. J. CHURCHILL BEST UNDER LEVER HAMMER PIGEON GUN WITH CASE. SN 712. (ca. 1897) Cal. 12 Ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump barrels with broad flat raised matted rib, are engraved “E. J. Churchill Gun & Rifle Manufacturer” and “S Agar St. Strand, London. W. C.” on tops. Bbl flats show London proofs for 12 ga. and “choke”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN. Jones under-lever action has finely filed fences. Bar action rebounding locks have low-set, rounded, serpentine hammers that lay below sight line when cocked. Action, Jones lever, locks, hammers, and trigger guard have nearly full coverage very finely cut, tight, shaded open scroll, the work of Jack Sumner who is known to have engraved all of Churchill’s early guns. Churchill’s monogram “E J C” is on bottom of action bar, and was only found on his best guns. “E. J. Churchill.” is in scrolled ribands on the front of each lockplate. SN is in scrolled riband on long trigger guard tang. Dark, nicely streaked, and slightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points and 22 LPI point pattern checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.029, right -.028. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.029. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14-5/8″. Older leather case with brass corners is newly lined with burgundy cloth, with black leather gold-embossed Churchill label. Bottom partitions have oak borders. Case contains 2-pc brass and rosewood cleaning rod, pair of Eurochasse snap caps, and empty rosewood striker bottle. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine satin London quality re-black. Action retains most of its original case color, silvered at bottom. Lockplates and hammers retain 90% of their original color. Trigger guard has been re-blued, and retains nearly all of that blue. Engraving is excellent. Stocks retain nearly all of a very fine hand rubbed oil finish. Checkering is re-cut and is sharp. There is a repaired crack running from upper left of lockplate to tip of top tang, and is stable. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. Bores are excellent but with some slight frosting toward breech end of right bbl, and some minor striations. Case leather is darkening with numerous marks and rubs. Interior cloth is excellent, as are label, and accessories. An exceptionally well made gun, equally at home in the ring, on the clays course, or for trap doubles. 4-40925 MGM150 (9,500-13,500)

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1433
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: Please note: This is a Modern firearm and subject to ATF laws.

FRANCOTTE H OR 25 QUALITY SIDE-PLATED BOXLOCK EJECTOR LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 21187. (ca. 1893) Cal. 12 Ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 26″ Damascus bbls are engraved “Von Lengerke & Detmold U.S. Agents New York” in unmatted portion of nicely machine matted concave game rib, with scroll engraved crossbolt extension. Action flats are stamped “Francotte Choke Bore” and show Belgian proofs. Side-plated boxlock action features non-automatic safety (“Safe” inlaid in gold, and visible through rectangular slot in long safety button), side clips, and Greener crossbolt third fastener. Action and sideplates are fully engraved with pleasing, very well cut, large open flowing acanthus with small open scroll background. Fences have semi-relief acanthus. Sideplates are also engraved “A Francotte Maker & Patentee Liege Belgium”. Matching trigger guard has SN on tang. Flesh-tone marbled and figured French walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over red “Old English” pad. Checkering is at 26 LPI with single line border. Matching splinter forend has nearly full coverage of checkering and Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.721. Bore restrictions: left -.030, right -.000. Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.034. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-13/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz, LOP 14-1/2″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls have been blacked, and retain nearly all of that black. Damascus is visible under forend. Engraving remains sharp. Action is coin finished, and remains mostly silver. Stocks have most of an old rubbed oil finish. Checkering has been re-cut. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are out of time. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. 4-40239 MGM53 (3,750-5,250)

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1462
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: Please note the correct serial number for this firearm is 37.417.

*WINKLER “FOREVER YOURS” MODEL OVER-UNDER EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 37417. Cal. 16 Ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls have “Forever – Yours” inlaid in gold, and “Made in Austria” engraved on narrow matted ventilated top rib. Bottom bbl is stamped with 1952 Ferlach proofs, is engraved “Bohler Stahl”, and stamped “Benedikt Winkler – Ferlach -“. Coin finished trigger plate scallop backed action features non-automatic safety (“S” inlaid in gold), double Kersten bolt, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved in nicely cut shaded scroll with geometric borders, as background to vignettes of game. There is a fox flushing a pair of ducks from edge of marsh on left side; a bevy of what appear to be quail on right; bottom of action has calling auerhann in circle. Blued trigger guard is engraved “Flaig” with depiction of Flaig’s lodge on bow. Very nicely marbled European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/8″ over ribbed composition buttplate, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, composition grip cap, 22 LPI point pattern checkering with deeply mullered borders at points, and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching 3-pc forend has Deeley release. Bore diameter: top -.664, bottom -.663. Bore restrictions: top -.024, bottom -.021. Wall thickness: top -.033, bottom -.034. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.6 oz, LOP 14-1/8″. Also included with gun are a soft leather two compartment carrying case, and 5 boxes of mixed Super X and Western 16 ga. shot shells. PROVENANCE: Booklet “Ferlach Guns” showing this model. Ammo and takedown case. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all their orig blue, silvered at muzzles and sharp edges. Action retains virtually all its coin finish. Stocks retain nearly all of their French polish with a few minor marks. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent. 4-40180 MGM50 (4,000-6,000)

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1479
Revised: 10/2/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: It has been brought to our attention that this gun is not a genuine M1 Garand National Match Rifle as manufactured by International Harvester. It is assembled from component parts and stamped to represent a USMC Rifle Team item. However, we do guarantee that the item is indeed from the private collection of the late actor, David Carradine, as stated in the catalog.

*RARE USMC INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER M1 GARAND NATIONAL MATCH RIFLE. SN 4535072. Cal. 30-06. Fine National Match rifle in usual configuration with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, National Match sights and National Match marked gas cyl, op rod & “5-57” dated International Harvester bbl. All internal & external visible parts are by Harvester. Mounted in a fine orig walnut stock with crisp rectangular “RIA / EC” cartouche on left side with a crisp Ordnance wheel. Stock has the “P” proof on front of grip and left side of buttstock is stamped “NM-5072-USMC / RIFLE-TEAM” with an Ordnance bomb symbol. The number “5072” is the last four digits of SN. Accompanied by three Garand clips. Also accompanied by a notarized statement dated Aug. 23, 2010, from Robert Carradine, brother of David Carradine, certifying that “This 1956 International Harvester National Match M1 Garand, serial number 4535072, is from the Marine Corps Rifle Team. When I showed it to David he had to have it because he trained with the M1 in the Army.” PROVENANCE: From the private collection of the late actor, David Carradine. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its fine restored arsenal gray/green Parkerized finish on metal and fine oil finish on wood. Stock & hand guards have a very few, very minor handling & storage marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor roughness in the grooves. 4-40806 JR263 (2,500-3,500)

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1487A
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: Estimate should be $4500-5500.

RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 150109. Cal. 25-20. Rare special order Marlin with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, broken Lyman ivory bead front sight, folding leaf rear sight with one broken leaf & a Lyman loop tang sight missing its tension spring. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with “A” style checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is engraved in Style 1 patterns by Conrad Ulrich consisting of the round vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a meadow scene with foliate arabesque patterns on each side and wavelet borders completely around the perimeter. Right side is lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with wavelet borders on three sides. Side of the bolt is engraved in light arabesque patterns. SN is on the bottom of the frame, left side of the top tang under the wood with the last three digits visible in the top tang channel of the butt stock and entirely in the toe of the buttplate. Butt stock has a repaired internal crack under the tang. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth, even artificially aged patina with light edge wear. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate also retain a light artificially aged patina. Stock has a couple of hairlines back of the top tang and retains a restored finish with freshened checkering and some light oil stains around the wrist. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-40911 JR301 (3,000-5,000)

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1493
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: Please note that this firearm is a Modern piece and subject to ATF laws.

EXTREMELY RARE EXTRA LENGTH BBL DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 173560. Cal. 25-20. Extremely rare rifle with the special order 32″ tapered oct bbl and 30″ magazine. Magazine is only 30″ because that is the longest Marlin was able to produce. Rifle has German silver blade Rocky Mtn. front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with standard markings on top flat above the rear sight and caliber marking over the chamber. Mounted with very highly figured, shell grain American walnut with “B” style checkered forearm and serpentine grip butt stock with crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is engraved in No. 1 style by Conrad Ulrich with the round vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene on left side with foliate arabesque patterns on each side surrounded by typical wavelet & heart shaped borders. Right side is lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with matching borders. Side of the bolt is engraved in light arabesque patterns. Top of receiver & top tang are also lightly engraved and the bottom has a light foliate arabesque pattern. SN is on the bottom front of the receiver and on left side of top tang under the wood. SN in the top tang channel of the butt stock is number “197690” which number is also inside toe of buttplate. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80% blue turning plum on the bbl with two areas of chemical staining where dovetails have been plugged in top flats, finished and artificially aged in top flats. The “25” in the caliber marking is re-stamped. Magazine tube is an even plum brown patina on the outer radius with stronger blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains 75-80% case colors, moderately faded and turned to silver/gray over the bottom and receiver ring. Hammer retains 85-90% strong case colors with the lever retaining colors in sheltered areas being mostly dark patina. Buttplate is also a brown patina. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks showing heavy wear on forearm checkering with a series of light gouges toward the lower end and overall wood retains most of its orig factory varnish on the stock and about 60-70% varnish on the forearm. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-40397 JR299 (6,000-10,000)

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1496
Revised: 9/22/2010

Additional Information: 1496, 1497, 1498 These three guns will be offered and bid upon individually with the high bidder being registered and then at the conclusion of the offering of these three lots, they will also be offered as a group of three (Lot 1499). Should anyone wish to bid on them collectively, a sum equivalent to 10% above the aggregate of the high bids for the three offered individually will be accepted as an opening bid. In other words: if the guns bring $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000 respectively, the total aggregate of the high bids would be $60,000. The opening bid level for the set of three collectively would be $66,000. If no collective bids are registered at this level or above, the items will be sold to the individual high bids.

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE GOLD #10 ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID MARLIN MODEL 27S PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 10737. Cal. 25-20. Blue finish with 24″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight with a Lyman large loop tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame & shell grain American walnut with “F” style checkered tapered rnd forearm & straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. SN was observed on left side of top tang under the wood, inside top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Receiver is spectacularly engraved by C.F. Ulrich with large vignettes of two squirrels on a tree limb with the tree in the background, surrounded by a simple incised line and gold wire borders. Right side is engraved with the large vignette of three rabbits that depicts one standing in front of a hollow tree stump with the other two rabbits in the hole of the stump, behind a rock with foliate & floral background. This vignette is surrounded by an elliptical shaped plain border with a gold wire outline. Both sides of receiver have full coverage, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top edges of receiver have running leaf & vine patterns with a shell pattern over the front bridge. Top of front bridge also has fine gold & platinum wire inlays. Bottom edges of receiver also have running leaf & vine patterns with foliate arabesque patterns on floorplate. Trigger guard is engraved with geometric patterns. Center of buttplate is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and a diamond cross-hatched round center. This extraordinary rifle is the top rifle pictured on the book cover. Accompanied by a National Rifle Association of America “ONE OF THE TEN BEST ARMS” silver medallion number 382 awarded to this rifle at the 2000 annual NRA meeting. Also includes the medallion box and blue plastic stand. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 98% strong orig factory blue on metal with only faint sharp edge wear and a very minor handling & storage mark or two with slight wear on the slide rod. Wood is sound with a scratch on top right side of wrist and a few other minor handling & storage marks in the varnish and overall retains virtually all of its orig factory piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40375 JR282 (17,500-27,500)

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1497
Revised: 9/22/2010

Additional Information: 1496, 1497, 1498 These three guns will be offered and bid upon individually with the high bidder being registered and then at the conclusion of the offering of these three lots, they will also be offered as a group of three (Lot 1499). Should anyone wish to bid on them collectively, a sum equivalent to 10% above the aggregate of the high bids for the three offered individually will be accepted as an opening bid. In other words: if the guns bring $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000 respectively, the total aggregate of the high bids would be $60,000. The opening bid level for the set of three collectively would be $66,000. If no collective bids are registered at this level or above, the items will be sold to the individual high bids.

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE #10 ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID MARLIN MODEL 20 PUMP ACTION RIFLE FROM THE MAHON MARLIN ESTATE. SN 3939. Cal. 22. Extraordinary dainty deluxe little rifle with 23″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight and tiny elevation adjustable rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the usual Marlin address with arrows at each end and a half magazine. Mounted with exceptional, extra finish flame & shell grain American walnut with “F” style checkered round forearm & straight stock with semi-crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich with the large vignette of two squirrels in a tree on left side surrounded by a fine incised line & gold wire borders and the oval vignette of two rabbits in a woodland scene with a tree in the background on the right side, also surrounded by a fine plain & gold wire borders. Sides of receiver are engraved in full coverage, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top edges of receiver have fine tapering snake patterns with a chipped pattern border around the top flat and arabesque patterns at each end. Front receiver ring is engraved with a shell pattern and inlaid with a narrow gold band. Top tang has light foliate arabesque patterns and a simple line border. Bottom edges of receiver are engraved in snake & dot patterns with foliate arabesque patterns on floorplate. Engraving extends about 2-1/4″ over the top five flats of the bbl with simple arabesque patterns. Chamber end of bbl, at the receiver, is inlaid with fine gold & platinum bands. Buttplate is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns around screw holes. The SN is on the left side of the top tang under the wood, inside the top tang channel of the butt stock and inside the buttplate. Page 444 of the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy, has a black & white picture of both sides of this rifle with the caption “…one of the two finest pump action .22 rifles produced by Marlin” and he also refers to it as “exceptionally rare”. This rifle appeared on the cover of the 28th Edition Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, in 2007 and is the center rifle in the color photograph. Accompanied by a letter dated Sept. 19, 1996 over the signature of Edward Caporale wherein he states that he owns two Marlin rifles which had been the property of Mr. Mahon Marlin and upon his death were passed on to his only daughter, Janet. Mr. Caporale’s father-in-law, Dominic Griego, had worked for Mr. Marlin beginning in 1933 and continued working for Janet until her death in 1965. According to the letter Mr. Griego was given a number of items from Janet’s property, including three rifles, a shotgun and two 22s. Mr. Griego reportedly gave the two 22s to Mr. Caporale before he passed away in July 1996 at age 88. Also accompanied by a National Rifle Association “ONE OF TEN BEST ARMS” silver medal No. 381 awarded to this rifle at the NRA convention in 2000. Additionally accompanied by the blue metal box and the small plastic stand. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains 98-99% crisp orig blue with only extremely faint sharp edge wear on the bbl and minor wear on the slide rod and right side of the hammer. Wood is sound with a few minor chips in the varnish and some minor crazing to the finish and overall retains about all of its fine orig factory piano varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40376 JR283 (30,000-50,000)

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1498
Revised: 9/22/2010

Additional Information: 1496, 1497, 1498 These three guns will be offered and bid upon individually with the high bidder being registered and then at the conclusion of the offering of these three lots, they will also be offered as a group of three (Lot 1499). Should anyone wish to bid on them collectively, a sum equivalent to 10% above the aggregate of the high bids for the three offered individually will be accepted as an opening bid. In other words: if the guns bring $10,000, $20,000 and $30,000 respectively, the total aggregate of the high bids would be $60,000. The opening bid level for the set of three collectively would be $66,000. If no collective bids are registered at this level or above, the items will be sold to the individual high bids.

*EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN MODEL 38 #10 ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 2605. Cal. 22. One-of-a-kind Marlin with 24″ tapered oct bbl, Marbles Duplex front sight with brass fixed bead and folding ivory night bead, a semi-buckhorn rear sight and an unusual tang sight that extends down the tang to the comb. Top flat of the bbl has the usual Marlin Firearms Corp. markings and a 3/4 magazine. Receiver is unusual with its hinged receiver that is locked with a spring loaded serrated pad in the top tang. Safety is a push lever just behind the trigger guard that is pressed upward to fire and down from the top to engage the safety. Rifle is mounted with very nicely figured, streaky French walnut with modified No. 10 checkered & carved rnd forearm with a large oak leaf at the bottom rear edge and an acorn in the upper panel. Butt stock has a checkered pistol grip with serpentine grip cap and special carved oak leaf & acorn panels on each side. Grip cap is mounted with a matching contour rectangular silver plate engraved “NELVA BEDORE”. Buttplate is standard Marlin-marked hard rubber. Receiver is inlaid with a fine gold band completely over the sides and top at the front & rear edges and is engraved with the large vignette of two squirrels on a tree on left side surrounded by a decorative arabesque mortar and the vignette of two rabbits in a field scene on the right side, surrounded by an identical border. Both vignettes are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with dash & dot border completely around the sides. Top of receiver is engraved with mirror image grape leaf patterns surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with matching engraving on top tang, bottom of receiver and trigger guard. Engraving extends about 2″ over the top flat, top right flat, right side flat and left side flat. The top left side flat is occupied with the caliber marking. This rifle is the bottom rifle that appeared on the cover of the 28th Edition of Blue Book of Gun Values, Fjestad, published in 2007. Accompanied by a National Rifle Association award plaque and “ONE OF TEN BEST ARMS” silver medal No. 463, awarded to this rifle at the annual meeting in 2008. The plaque states “Only known engraved Model 38”. Also accompanied by the original blue plush medal box and sleeve and the small plastic stand. Additionally accompanied by a Marlin factory letter over the signature of William S. Brophy wherein he states that this rifle is the “finest Model 38 extant” and that it is “a one-of-a-kind Marlin”. He goes on to give a history of the Model 38 and its designer. Along with Mr. Brophy’s letter is a copy of another letter on Remington Arms Co. letterhead dated Oct. 2, 1989 addressed to Mr. Brophy at Marlin over the signature of E.D. Bedore, National Accounts Mgr. Mr. Bedore is apparently forwarding photographs of “my grandmother’s Model 38”. The letter states “As the story goes, my grandmother claims that she won this firearm at an exhibition shoot”, and in another paragraph he identifies it with SN 2605. Additionally accompanying are two pages copied from The Marlin Collector of April 1990 which has three pictures of this exact rifle over the initials of Mr. Brophy. In the captions to one of the pictures he states without doubt it was engraved by Alden George Ulrich. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% strong orig factory blue with three pencil eraser sized and three smaller blood spots toward the muzzle with only faint sharp edge wear after that. Magazine tube retains about all of its strong orig blue forward of forearm, showing heavy forearm wear on the tube behind the forearm and moderate wear on the slide bar. Receiver has one small wear spot on the top right rear edge, otherwise retains virtually all of its strong orig factory blue. Wood has a few minor nicks & scratches and shows light to moderate wear on forearm with a few chipped diamonds and overall retains most of its fine oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40374 JR284 (15,000-25,000)

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1502
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The correct nomenclature for this extremely rare engraving pattern is #5-3 rather than #3/5 as stated in the catalog description.

*WONDERFUL & UNUSUAL #3/5 DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 20 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 4252. Cal. 22. Special little rifle with 23″ tapered oct bbl, front sight with broken ivory bead and Model 20 rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame & shell grain American walnut with checkered rnd forearm and straight stock with semi-crescent buttplate. Receiver is specially engraved by Conrad Ulrich with very large oval vignette on left side of a standing bull moose feeding on leaves and a cow moose reclining in the background, all set in a forest scene. Right side has a smaller oval vignette of a running whitetail buck in a forest scene. Both sides of receiver have full coverage oak leaf & acorn pattern engraving with matching engraving on the takedown knob, side of the bolt and receiver ring. Receiver ring also has an engraved shell pattern at front edge. Floorplate of the receiver is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and tapering snake patterns on bottom edges. Top edges of receiver have fine snake patterns. Chamber area of the bbl is engraved on all exposed flats in elliptical shapes with arabesque patterns to their front. Buttplate is engraved with a plain line border and foliate arabesque patterns that have a diamond checkered center. Accompanied by an invoice from Doug Turnbull Restorations dated Dec. 27, 2006 which is for engraving the bolt in oak leaf patterns, bluing & aging only the bolt. It also appears that the buttplate & buttplate screws are refinished. SN is found on left side of top tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching. Bbl retains 75-80% thinning orig blue turning slightly plum with scattered spots of rust. Magazine tube is a thin blue/brown patina. Receiver retains about 85% orig blue with the bolt engraving & blue matching nearly perfectly. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of a very old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-40447 JR288 (3,000-5,000)

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1503
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: This is a Pattern #3 gun not Pattern #5 as stated in the Catalog description.

*RARE FACTORY #5 ENGRAVED MODEL 27S PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 2907. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Outstanding deluxe engraved rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with streaky, nicely figured French walnut with “F” style checkered rnd forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved with large vignette of two squirrels on a tree limb on the left side and two rabbits in a field scene with trees on right side. Both vignettes have wide sweeping borders with dash & dot inside borders. Both vignettes are surrounded by fine foliate arabesque patterns with shaded backgrounds. Both sides have scallop & wavelet borders with a floral rosette centered on right side of bolt. Top of receiver is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns at each end, a chip border around the entire top and snake & dot borders around the top edges. Bottom edges have tapering snake & dot borders with foliate arabesque patterns on floorplate & trigger bow. Engraving extends over top & side flats of the chamber area. Right top flat is stamped with the caliber marking, upside down, to accommodate the engraving. SN is on left side of top tang, inside top tang channel of butt stock and inside buttplate. A truly wonderful and rare engraved Marlin, the only known example. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its orig factory finish with strong dark blue that has only slight sharp edge wear and a little wear on the slide rod. Wood is sound with crisp checkering that has a couple of chipped diamonds and a few small bruises with light handling & use marks and overall retains most of its crisp oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40437 JR286 (4,000-7,000)

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1504
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: This firearm has contemporary engraving in the style of Conrad Ulrich and not original Factory engraving by Conrad Ulrich as stated in the catalog description.

*RARE DELUXE #3/5 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 27S PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 9007. Cal. 25-20. Beautiful Marlin rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat has standard markings and it has 2/3 magazine. Rifle is mounted with “A” style checkered, very nicely figured American walnut with tapered rnd forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved in a strong No. 3 (perhaps higher) pattern by Conrad Ulrich with the vignette of a standing whitetail buck on left side and an 8-pointed star on right side. Both sides have full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with heart shaped borders. Top of receiver and bolt are engraved to match with arabesque pattern engraving down the top edges. Bottom of receiver has fine arabesque patterns. The engraving extends over the top & side flats of the bbl with light arabesque patterns. Buttplate has light arabesque patterns around the screw holes. SN is on left side of the top tang under the wood, in top tang channel and inside buttplate. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. The metal retains virtually all of its strong orig factory blue with only a few tiny nicks on sharp edges and slight wear on the slide rod. Wood is sound with a few very scattered, very minor storage & handling marks and retains virtually all of its wonderful orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-40439 JR287 (4,000-7,000)

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1537
Revised: 9/8/2010

CORRECTION: Please note this firearm is a Modern gun and subject to ATF laws.

MARLIN MODEL 94 EASTERN CARBINE. SN 438291. Cal. 44-40, 20″ rnd bbl, full mag, dovetail fine bead front sight with set screw, carbine ladder rear sight missing retaining screw. Top of bbl is marked “MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO., NEW-HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / PAT’D OCT. 11. 1887. APRIL 2. 1889. AUG. 1. 1893.” Adjacent receiver “44-40”. Standard receiver with top tang marked “MARLIN / MODEL ’94.” with six-pointed star in front of tang screw. Mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, curved steel buttplate, standard forend with single band. Inspection of inside tang reveals matching “438291” on left side of top tang and top tang channel of stock. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection CONDITION: Very Good+. Bbl and mag tube retain orig blue that is toning with brown patina with normal minor nicks & scratches. Receiver retains mottled orig case colors thinning and blending with silver and brown patina. Loading gate retains strong orig nitre blue. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings & scratches, Marlin trademark bull’s eye can be found 4-1/4″ from toe and retains a thin coat of added finish. Forend is sound with normal nicks, dings & scratches, retains a thin coat of added finish blending with hand-worn patina. Mechanics are crisp with shiny bore with one shallow spot of pitting near muzzle. 4-40421 BDT205 (3,000-5,000)

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1544
Revised: 10/4/2010

CORRECTION: This gun is chambered for 25-20, not 25RF as listed in the catalog.

MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 108030. Cal. 25RF. 24″ oct bbl with German silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight and Rocky Mountain rear sight. Bbl does not have the usual caliber marking on the bbl forward of the receiver. Top flat is marked “MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO. NEW-HAVEN. CT. U.S.A. / PATENTED. OCT. 11. 1887. APRIL 2. 1889. AUGUST 1. 1893.”. Standard case colored receiver with top marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Top tang marked “Model / 1894”. Straight grip rifle stock and rifle forend of straight grained American walnut with first type crescent steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Richard Rohal Estate Collection. CONDITION: Overall fine. Good bbl blue with spots of discoloration, mag tube has blue in protected areas blending with patina. Receiver has vivid case colors on the sides blending with patina on the top tang, bottom of receiver and bottom of lever. Some action screws show screwdriver marks. Stock has hairline grain crack on the left side. Forend is sound, stock and forearm have very good finish with normal handling marks. Mechanics are crisp with bore having strong rifling and darkening in the grooves. 4-40400 DS46 (2,000-3,000)

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2004
Revised: 10/2/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The lower left side of the receiver has an additional third screw that has been countersunk. This screw is not normally seen on guns in this serial range. However, this was a standard production feature on Third Model 1873s. The original screw on the left side of the forend cap is also slightly countersunk. As previously noted in the description, this rifle is in extraordinary condition and represents what is probably the finest condition 1873 1 of 100 or 1 of 1000 in existence.

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE & EXCEPTIONAL WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 “ONE OF ONE HUNDRED” LEVER ACTION RIFLE, THE FINEST OF ITS TYPE IN THE WORLD. SN 19675. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fantastic Winchester rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with threaded plug, half nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and early style thick base tang sight with spiral knurled bbl and duplex aperture. Receiver is 1st Model 2nd Type with mortised thumb print dust cover and single set trigger. The lever latch is 1866 style that screws into the lower tang. Mounted with exceptional burl and flame grain, center crotch American walnut with early style checkered forend and straight stock with case hardened crescent buttplate with trap containing an orig brass & steel 4-pc cleaning rod. Left side of lower tang, under the wood, is marked “XXX” and the assembly number “3”, which number is also found in the top tang channel of buttstock and inside the toe of the buttplate. Chamber area of the bbl, behind the rear sight is engraved exactly like a “1 of 1,000” with identical foliate arabesque scrolls over the top side flats and lightly on the side flats. The top flat is engraved in script “One of One Hundred” with a fine chip & dot border and a fleur-de-lis at the front end. There is a dbl line border at the receiver. The muzzle end of the bbl is engraved with foliate arabesque pattern completely around the muzzle, also with a dbl line border. Records at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Firearms Museum, Cody, WY, show that there were only eight of these rare rifles ever produced. According to the book Winchester The Golden Age of American Gunmaking and the Winchester 1 of 1000, Wilson, he also states that only eight of these rare rifles were ever produced. Of the eight produced only three had 24″ oct bbls, three were 3-X checkered, all eight had set triggers and only one was blued. This rifle is not pictured in the book simply because it was unknown at the time of the writing. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with oct bbl, set trigger, “XXX” checkered, blued finish, received in warehouse “8-9” (1876) and shipped “8-10” (1876) to order #6647. Under the remarks section is listed “1 of 100”. This rare rifle was purchased by the late Owen W. “Bill” Nelson in about 1949, just about the time he graduated from high school. He purchased it from an old family friend named Judge McEwen for $100.00. Being an old family friend Bill’s father was highly incensed that the judge charged young Bill for the rifle rather than simply giving it to him. The rifle remained in the Nelson family home until about 1957 or thereabouts when Bill wrote a request for information about the rifle to Winchester. He received a reply from Tom Hall and learned that his rifle was extremely rare so it was relegated to a bank vault in DeKalb, Illinois, where it remained until 1996 when it was placed on loan to the Cody Firearms Museum. This rifle was prominently displayed in Cody until August 2010 when it was removed from exhibit and consigned to this auction. That this rare rifle has remained in the same family for over 60 years is in and of itself a true miracle. Then to have additional ownership provenance pre-dating the current ownership is also a rare and desirable feature. PROVENANCE: Judge McEwen, DeKalb, IL; Owen W. “Bill” Nelson Family. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 97-98% strong orig factory blue with light sharp edge wear and some minor thinning on top flat forward of rear sight. Receiver retains 96-98% glossy orig factory blue with light edge wear around bottom front edge and sharp edge wear with a couple of very minor, light scratches. Loading gate retains 96-98% bright fire blue. Screws have a couple of minor slipped slots with a scrape around the rear lower tang screw and another around the left timing screw and a chip out of the right timing screw. Tang sight retains about 95% glossy orig blue and the trigger about 99% orig blue. Bottom tang retains virtually all of its glossy orig factory blue forward of the lever latch and is a gray patina back of the lever latch. Lever, hammer & buttplate retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas of the lever, faded but visible elsewhere. Hammer has crisp bright case colors and the buttplate fully visible but faded case colors. Stock has a couple of tiny chips at the toe, otherwise wood is sound, checkering is crisp with very minor, very scattered faint mars in the finish and overall retains virtually all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Bolt & bolt face retain about all of their orig factory blue. Crisp mechanism, brilliant, shiny bore. This is an exceptionally rare rifle in exceptionally high condition. 4-40939 JR346 (225,000-325,000)

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2012
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: Correct Serial Number is 83904.

RARE & IMPORTANT CASED NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 RIFLE PRESENTED TO THE PRESIDENT OF PERU. SN 8394. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fantastic Winchester rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine with threaded cap, standard front sight with screw and a 900 yard Henry style ladder rear sight. Mounted with smooth elephant ivory stock & forearm with straight grip and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Receiver is beautifully engraved by L.D. Nimschke with about 70% coverage fine intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on both sides with one scroll on left side terminating in a flower blossom. Right side has an oval vignette engraved “JAP” for Juan Antonio Pezet. Receiver ring is engraved in a large half flower blossom with a foliate spray back of the ejection port and the top flat engraved in geometric patterns with a flower blossom in the center. Top flat is bordered in dash & dot patterns which extend down past the hammer slot and terminate in a foliate arabesque pattern. Rear edge of receiver is engraved in a fine dbl dash pattern which extends around the top tang. Top tang has a small border around the screw hole with a foliate spray to the front. Carrier is engraved in a diamond & dot patterns and the sides of the hammer are beautifully engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with border patterns down the back edge. Left side of buttstock at one time appears to have had a name carved which is now illegible. Forend cap is fitted with a sling swivel with corresponding factory swivel in the buttstock. Butt trap contains an orig 4-pc silver plated brass & iron cleaning rod. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate were originally gold washed over silver plating. Accompanied by a blue velvet lined leather casing with brass reinforced corners and front mounted brass lock, 49-1/4″ long x 9-1/2″ wide x about 3-1/4″ deep. Center of the top is mounted with a 1-7/8″ rnd disc engraved with the Crest of Peru and inscribed in an arc over the top “Jose Balta” and in an arc at the bottom “Juan Antonio Pezet”. The interior is French fitted in the bottom for the rifle and a box of cartridges with a covered compartment in the right rear. Cartridge box slot contains a partial box of blue label 44 Henry flat ammunition which contains about 32-rnds of orig 44 Henry flat ammunition with “U” head stamp. Also accompanying is a Peruvian officer’s shoulder board in heavy gold and silver brocade with heavy gold tassels. Additionally accompanying is a small foot officer’s sword with 30″ slightly curved blade with dbl fullers and a gold washes cartouche on right ricasso. Blade is etched with trophies of arms & flags and foliate & arabesque patterns and what appears to be the Peruvian flag on the right side. Left side is similarly engraved. It has a brass handguard with single quillion & basket cast with the crest of Peru with brass backed handle that has lion pommel and single knuckle guard. Handle is fish skin wrapped with braided brass wire. Accompanied by its orig nickel silver scabbard with engraved brass mount & drag. Left side of the throat has a raised gold oval engraved “JAP”. There is a gold sword knot suspended from the handle. Additionally accompanied by a small mamaluke style sword that has 28-1/2″ slightly curved blade with sgl fuller and etched blade in foliate arabesque patterns with trophy of arms on right side and trophy of flags on left side. The heavy cast brass hand guard is “S” shaped with acorn quillions and languettes, and decorated with floral & arabesque patterns. Handle is slightly curved ivory panels with a brass hole through the pommel from which is suspended a short brass chain. Accompanied by its orig nickel silver scabbard with cast brass fittings decorated with trophies of arms. Jose Balta was the 19th President of Peru serving from August 1868-July 1872. He was born in Lima in April 1814 and murdered in Lima on July 26, 1872. He was a soldier & politician who had graduated from military college in 1833 at age 19 years with the rank of Sergeant. By the age of 38 he was a full colonel. In 1855 he joined a revolution which ultimately led to the ascension of Juan Antonio Pezet to the presidency on August 5th, 1863, apparently the opposition party of the one supported by Mr. Balta. In 1865 he joined the rebellion against Pres. Pezet who was overthrown on April 25, 1865. In the meantime Jose Balta was exiled to Chile. He returned to Peru in 1867, again leading a movement for Gen. Pedro Canseco who eventually became President. Pres. Canseco almost immediately called for elections which propelled Balta into the presidency. His presidency saw great improvements in railroads & roadways throughout Peru but not without background plots and manipulation which eventually led to Balta’s arrest on July 22, 1872 and the proclamation of Tomas Gutierrez as the Supreme Head of the Republic. When Mr. Gutierrez’ brother, Silvestre, was killed in a skirmish in the capitol, Tomas Gutierrez ordered the execution of Jose Balta that same day. This eventually led to the overthrow and lynching of Gutierrez. Juan Antonio Pezet, the 17th President of Peru, was born in 1809 in Lima, Peru and died 24 March 1879 in Lima. He was the son of a a doctor in Lima who had been one of the heroes of Peru’s independence. As a very young boy Pezet joined the Patriots and took part in a number of campaigns under Bolivar & Sucre. In 1828 he became Captain and in 1835 as a colonel with a battalion of sharp shooters participated in the rising of Pres. Augustin Gamarra against the Peru-Bolivian Confederacy for which he was banished. By 1843 he had returned and took part in the revolution of Vivanco. During the revolt he was appointed Inspector General of the Army and Prefect of La Libertad. In 1844 he was wounded and taken prisoner but pardoned and in 1848 was made General-in-Chief of the Division of the South. In 1853. Under Pres. Echenique, he was appointed Inspector General and Chief of the Army of the South during the invasion of Bolivia. In 1859 he was Secretary of War and in 1862 was elected first vice-president under Gen. San Roman and assumed the presidency when San Roman died in late 1863. In Jan. 1865 he signed a treaty with Spain which was considered derogatory to Peruvian national honor which generated an uprising, removing him from office on Nov. 7, 1865. He retired to England but returned in 1871 where he lived until his death in 1879. While early on it appears that Jose Balta may have had political disagreement with Mr. Pezet and participated in removing him from office but apparently there was a reconciliation with Pres. Balta presenting this rifle to former Pres. Pezet. Given that this rifle was produced in 1871, the year that former Pres. Pezet returned to Peru, it seems likely that Pres. Balta made this rifle a present as a reconciliation overture to prevent Pezet mounting a movement against him. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Rifle is very good to fine, with the SN in the top tang channel of the buttstock. Buttplate screw was frozen in place so could not be removed to determine if it was matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 80% plummy/blue finish with stronger blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains silver with traces of gold in the most sheltered areas being mostly a medium to dark brass patina with moderately rounded edges. Loading gate retains about 80% bright blue. Lever retains traces of dark case colors and the hammer traces of silver & gold. Buttplate & forend cap also retain traces of oxidized silver. Stock has several very old repairs around the wrist, and another in the forend, with a few minor age lines in both stock & forend and overall retains a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting and a half ring about 5″ from muzzle. Cleaning rod retains virtually all of its orig silver plate. Case is sound with heavy soil & staining with some crackling on the edges and has a small repair in top of lid. One strap is missing. Shoulder board is fine with a few pieces of silver bullion missing. Sword #1 is fair to good with the blade dark & worn having been severely sharpened. Guard is slightly bent with wear on the handle. Scabbard is nicked, dinged & dented showing moderate to heavy wear. Sword knot is fine. Mameluke sword is also fair to good with dark pitted blade but strong etching. Handle is missing a chip of ivory on both sides with broken chain and dark brass fittings. 4-36878 JR377 (35,000-50,000)

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2016
Revised: 9/29/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We do not believe this to be a genuine Winchester 1866 and do not guarantee it.

SCARCE WINCHESTER FIRST MODEL FLAT SIDE 1866 RIFLE. SN 14512. Cal. 44RF, 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full mag with front band attached with 2 screws, half-nickel front sight, 2-leaf flip-up carbine rear sight. Top of bbl is marked “HENRY’S-PATENT-OCT. 16. 1860 / KING’S-PATENT-MARCH 29. 1866”. Henry-style receiver with flat front edge, King’s Improvement flat loading gate on right side, staple and ring on left. Receiver has been custom engraved with oak leaves and acorns on forward portion of each side. Left plate has flower blossoms and fine open scroll with flowing ribbon inscribed “J.W.J.” Right plate has similar flowers and scroll with smaller banner “LIBERTY MISSOURI”. Top flat has a flower blossom design. Mounted with dark walnut, uncheckered straight grip, crescent brass buttplate with trap door, 9-7/16″ forend with chamfered end retained by single screw. Inspection of lower tang finds large stamped “14512” on lower left tang and forward of that, in smaller numbers, “1585”. Top tang channel of stock is stamped “14512” with inside toe of buttplate stamped “14232”. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl retains a silver-gray patina with areas towards muzzle showing some blue blending with silver patina. Mag tube retains a silver mixed with brown patina, showing blue in protected areas. There are normal minor nicks & scratches. Receiver was cleaned and polished years ago, has slightly rounded edges and retains a mustard patina. Stock is sound with some minor nicks & dings, a couple minor small dents in toe line and retains a dark, hand-worn restored oil finish. Hammer shows a mottled silver and dark brown patina. Lever shows similar dark brown patina mixing with silver. Stock is slightly shy along edge of buttplate. Forend is sound with minor nicks & dings and retains a dark hand-worn restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore with a couple of minor shallow pits. 4-36848 BDT244 (10,000-15,000)

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2017
Revised: 9/29/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We do not believe this to be a genuine Winchester 1866 and do not guarantee it.

FLAT SIDE FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1866 RIFLE. SN 14962. Cal. 44RF, 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine retained with bbl band attached with 2 screws, dovetailed fine bead front sight with bead missing, 2-leaf flip-up rear sight with silver alignment mark. Top of bbl is marked “HENRY’S PATENT OCT. 16, 1860 / MANUFACT’D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT.” The Henry-style flat side receiver with King’s Improvement flat loading gate on right side with staple and ring on left mounted with lightly figured walnut, uncheckered straight grip. Missing brass buttplate. 9-5/8″ chamfered forend retained by single screw. Inspection of lower tang reveals large stamped serial number “14962” and much smaller numbers forward of that stamped “1556”. Top tang channel of stock is stamped “14962”. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection CONDITION: Fair to Good. Bbl and mag tube retain a brown and silver patina mix with numerous fine scratches and normal minor nicks & dings. Flat side receiver cleaned and polished years ago, with slightly rounded edges, a V-shaped notch at forward left side, bronze colored spot over chamber ring, many minor nicks & dings and retains a mustard patina. Top tang shows repaired break at forward screw and screw is missing. Stock is sound, fitting tangs reasonably well, some minor handling marks and a fine, hand-rubbed restored oil finish. Forend is sound with repaired crack at escutcheon on right side, some minor nicks & dings and retains a fine, hand-rubbed restored oil finish. Mechanics are good, dark bore with distinct rifling and considerable pitting. 4-36849 BDT241 (3,000-5,000)

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2021
Revised: 10/4/2010

Correction: Nine of the cartridges are not New Haven.

RARE BOX OF NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. 44 HENRY RIMFIRE CARTRIDGES. Full box of 50 early 44 Rimfire Henry ammunition with green & black top label on a Kraft colored 2 pc box. Ammunition is standard flat nose lead bullets with copper cases that have recessed, raised “H” head stamps. Label is imprinted “50 CARTRIDGES / FOR / HENRY’S REPEATING RIFLE, / MANUFACTURED BY THE / NEW HAVEN ARMS CO., / NEW HAVEN, CONN. / No. 44-100.”. These early boxes of Henry ammunition are rarely encountered today especially full, with intact label. CONDITION: Good to very good. Label is intact with a couple of very minor chips in the edge and light wear, not affecting the printing or border. There is a small blue ballpoint ink line on the bottom front edge of the label. Box has several open corners & edges but is complete and easily repairable which would be unnoticeable from the outside. Ammunition has lightly oxidized bullets with a dark copper patina on the cases. Altogether a rare box. 4-40745 JR310 (4,000-7,000)

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2051
Revised: 9/28/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Assembly number on barrel and inside nose cap is 400.

WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 89224. Cal. 45-70. 26″ oct bbl, full mag take down, Lyman ivory bead front sight, 1,000 yard ladder rear sight, standard takedown receiver, rear tang mounted peep sight. Mounted with “XX” walnut with checkered pistol grip, ebony insert in grip cap, smooth steel shotgun buttplate, “H” style checkered deluxe forend. Inspection of lower tang reveals assembly number 246XXS. Matching number can be found in top tang channel of stock and inside toe of buttplate. Accompanying gun is a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying gun as found except in caliber 40-70. There is also a copy of the ledger sheet for serial numbers 89222 through 89226 that show the gun before and the gun after being 45 caliber and each of these guns having additional hand-written information. Given these facts, the discrepancy between gun and written records of it are likely due to a simple clerical error. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% orig blue, starting to thin on sharp edges, and a few minor light nicks & scratches, mag tub retains good orig blue with thinning from take down ring and a small area forward of forend that is thinned and turning a brown patina. Receiver and take down ring retain 95-97% orig blue with some minor light scratches, thinning on some sharp edges, a small spot of surface oxidation on top right side and top center of right side. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, as well as lever on sides and thinning and blending a silver patina across bottom. Stock is sound with good checkering, some typical minor light marks in the finish and retains most of its orig piano varnish finish. Buttplate shows good orig blue, silvering on edges and heel & toe. Forend is sound with good checkering, a few minor small nicks & scratches, but retains most of its piano varnish finish, with some minor hand worn patina on bottom. Nosecap retains good orig blue with a few minor spots, blending with silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-39360 BDT36 (10,000-15,000)

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2060
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The correct serial number for this gun is 132409, not 132408 as stated in the catalog description.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE-DOWN. SN 132408. Cal. 33WCF, 24″ rnd bbl, 1/2 mag take-down, pedestal front with Lyman ivory bead front sight, serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Top of bbl is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” Adjacent receiver ring “33W.C.F.” and left side below rear sight “NICKEL STEEL BARREL / ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Standard receiver mounted with lightly figured straight grain walnut, uncheckered straight grip, steel crescent buttplate, standard forend with nose cap. CONDITION: Fine+. Bbl and mag tube retain 95% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear, usual rub marks from take-down, some minor nicks & scratches and a couple tiny spots of fine surface oxidation. Receiver retains 85-90% orig blue, silvering on sharp edges, thinning and blending with silver and brown patina across bottom and minor nicks & scratches. Take-down ring has orig blue across top with bottom and sharp edges blending with silver patina. Hammer has strong dark orig case colors and lever has thinning orig colors in protected areas blended with silver patina. Stock is sound with normal nicks, dings & shallow bruises, retaining most of its orig varnish blended with hand-worn patina. Forend is sound with minor nicks & dings, a couple very shallow dents, retaining orig varnish blended with hand-worn patina across bottom. Nose cap retains most of its orig blue with a couple small spots of silver patina. Mechanics are crisp with a nice shiny bore. 4-40862 BDT187 (2,000-3,000)

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2077
Revised: 10/2/2010

CORRECTION: This rifle is an Antique Firearm MFG in 1897 and not and Modern as indicated in the catalog description.

*WINCHESTER 1894 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE. SN 68209. Cal .30 WCF 26″ 1/2 rnd bbl with Beaches combination front sight and Winchester express rear sight with short yardage leaves. Bbl marked on top flat “MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.” left flat marked “NICKLE STEEL BARREL/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER”. Button magazine. Standard blued receiver and case colored hammer, trigger and lever. Combination tang peep sight with coarsely knurled post. Steel shotgun butt. Stock and forend of straight grain walnut.Accompanied by a fax from the Cody Firearms Museum confirming the special order features, except sights, and listing the date shipped as 9-28-1899 for order # 39338. CONDITION: Fine. 95% bbl blue with slight edge wear and widely scattered areas of very light pitting. Receiver has bright blue mixing with patina and light edge wear. Very good case colors on hammer, trigger and lever. Buttplate is a blue/patina mix. Sound buttstock with some darkening of the orig finish and normal handling marks. Forend has orig finish, normal handling marks with two indentations on bottom surface. Crisp action, bore has strong rifling and slight darkening in the grooves. 4-40955 DS (2,500-3,500)

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2087
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The author of Bullard Arms (1988) and Bullard Firearms (2002) has shared with us that this is a very rare Bullard and his extensive research indicates that only approximately 1700 large frame Bullard repeaters were ever produced by Bullard. He also notes that the first Bullard ever assembled and test fired was in 1883 and Bullard went out of business in 1890.

RARE BULLARD LARGE FRAME LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 210. Cal. Appears to be 45-70 Gov’t. Standard grade rifle with 28-1/4″ full oct bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and a 1,200 yd ladder rear sight. Cal marking is on top of receiver ring with a Type 2 address on left side of receiver. Dust cover is an A-type with coarse serrations on the rear end edges. SN is stamped perpendicular to the frame behind the hammer slot. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight grip and crescent steel buttplate. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms about 10-12,000 of these rifles were produced in the period 1886-1890 in a large variety of styles and cal. The unique rack & pinion levering action, later used by Browning in their BLR and a few others, is superior to the linked systems of other lever action rifles, being more positive and smooth. In spite of having a superior product, Bullard was unable to compete with Winchester & Marlin given their substantial head start in establishing markets & distribution systems. Also the fact that the early Bullards were introduced in the proprietary Bullard cartridges, instead of popular cals of the day, contributed to their demise. So only a few of these fine rifles survive today and are concentrated in a few collections around the country. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig factory blue with faint sharp edge wear and a few scattered small spots of surface etching. Receiver has a cleaned area over the address, otherwise retains most of a strong orig factory blue with some light flaking on sides and bottom with candy striping on right side. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors in sheltered areas, bright on left side, faded to silver elsewhere. Top tang is a blue/brown patina. Buttplate retains about 90% orig blue. Wood is sound with a dark stain on left belly of the buttstock with light nicks & scratches and has been waxed. Mechanics are crisp & smooth, very bright shiny bore. 4-39900 JR317 (8,000-12,000)

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2095
Revised: 9/27/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This lot is accompanied by a Sharps records letter identifying this rifle as a Model 1874 Business rifle invoiced at Bridgeport on April 1, 1878 to Arthur Winchester, the last President of Sharps Rifle Company, in a lot of 100 Business rifles. 30 were in caliber .40 and 70 were in caliber .45. There is no destination in the records for any specific rifle.

EXTREMELY RARE MODEL 1877 LOWER SHARPS SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 161645. Cal. 45 2-1/10″ (45-70). Extremely rare rifle that according to Sharps Firearms, Sellers, only a total of 75 were produced in 1880 with the entire production sold to the J.P. Lower Co. of Denver, Colorado. Of the total 75 rifles there were only 14 in 45-70 with 28″ rnd bbls such as this one. This rifle has a 28″ rnd bbl, with dovetailed front sight and Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight with no provision for a tang sight. Top of bbl is marked “Old Reliable” in a panel and the Bridgeport address forward of the rear sight and “J.P. LOWER / DENVER COL.” and “BUSINESS 45″ over the chamber area. The cartridge case length is marked on right side of chamber area. Receiver is of the last or third type with lightened frame and lockplate with narrow trigger plate. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with rnd tip, typical Sharps forearm and straight stock with Sharps checkered steel buttplate. Top tang has a unique pinned, forged and brazed repqiar in the top tang about 1/2” into the cartridge slot. The restoration work obliterated the SN on the top tang. The full SN was observed on bottom of bbl along with assembly number “47” which number was also observed on the rear face of the buttstock, trigger plate, lockplate & buttplate. Although no number was observed in the forearm there can be little doubt that the forearm has been with this rifle its entire life. Weight: 9 lbs. 14 oz. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains a medium to dark mottled smooth brown patina with strong blue under the forearm. Receiver retains traces of silvered case colors being mostly a medium brown patina. Lockplate & trigger plate retain about 50% silvered case colors with balance a smooth medium patina. Butt stock has internal repairs and a repair with a small spot of fill by the top tang and overall is fragile through the wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light orange peel in front of chamber. 4-40131 JR215 (10,000-15,000)

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2104
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The correct serial number for this gun is 52-11373.

*RARE STEVENS-POPE IDEAL MODEL 52 SCHUETZEN JUNIOR SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 11373. Cal. 22. Spectacular Pope barreled Model 52 on a 44-1/2 action with 30″ medium weight oct bbl, windgage globe front sight and no provision for a rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “STEVENS-POPE / MANUFACTURED BY THE J STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. CHICOPEE FALLS. MASS. U.S.A.”. Bottom flat of bbl under forearm is stamped with a large number “329” and smaller number “1963”. The bore, which was probably a 32-40 or 38-55, has been sleeved to caliber 22 with conventional rifling. Receiver is color case hardened with large panels of foliate arabesque pattern engraving on each side and behind the hammer, with geometric patterns on top flat. All surrounded by simple line border engraving. Top tang is mounted with a tang sight that has a 3″ short-range windage vernier staff and it is fitted with Schuetzen dbl-set triggers and a large Pope finger rest Schuetzen lever. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered American walnut with Stevens perch belly schnable tip forearm and checkered pistol grip with serpentine grip cap and perch belly buttstock with high comb and Schuetzen cheek piece with case colored steel Schuetzen buttplate. Bottom tang is marked with the model number & serial number, which number was also observed on the rear end of the buttstock under the buttplate and inside buttplate. Last three digits of SN are on rear face of forearm. Bbl is unnumbered. Altogether a very beautiful & desirable, shootable Stevens Schuetzen rifle. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with slight edge wear and a few minor scattered small spots of surface rust. Receiver retains about all of its moderately faded orig case colors. Lever retains case colors in sheltered areas, turned silver elsewhere. Wood is sound with a nick in the tip of the forearm and light handling & storage marks elsewhere and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Buttplate retains traces of case colors faded & turning dark. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-40658 JR244 (5,000-8,000)

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2142
Revised: 10/4/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The grips have been replaced.

*FINE WILBUR GLAHN ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED SILVER PLATED PAIR OF COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. SN 356118 & 356293. Cal. 45 Colt. Revolvers are identical in virtually all respects with silver finish, 7-1/2″ bbls, full orig front sights, 1-line block letter addresses and standard, late, pre-war markings on left sides. They have 2-line 3-patent dates on left sides of frames and rampant Colts in a circle. They are mounted with very old 1-pc ivory grips that are two slabs of ivory attached to two wood block spacers that are attached together. These grips have a left hand and a right hand deep relief raised carved horse’s head with ruby or garnet eyes. They are identically engraved by Colt master engraver, Wilbur Glahn in his deluxe C+ coverage of his distinctive flowing foliate & floral arabesque patterns with extremely fine punch dot background. Frames have about 85% coverage with several scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. Engraving extends nearly the full length on both sides of bbls, also with a small flower blossom on right sides. Ejector rod bosses are engraved with a large flower blossom with back straps & top of back straps having full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger guards are engraved to match. Front straps & ears of back straps are engraved in Mr. Glahn’s trademark “V” patterns. Cylinders have identical full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the outer circumference offset by the unengraved flutes. Back straps are engraved “Ray E. Hollinger” and butt straps “June 10, 1937 / Denison Texas”. SN’s were observed in usual place, on bottoms of frames & on right sides of trigger guards & back straps under grips. Last two digits of SN’s were observed on rear faces of cylinders and, unusually on the inside radii of ejector rod housings. In addition each revolver is stamped with a tiny “&”, on right side of number “356118” and on left side of number “356293” signifying factory restorative work. Left sides of trigger guards & back straps, inside radius of ejector rod housings & faces of cylinders around bushing holes are stamped with 3-digit assembly numbers used by factory to maintain order when reassembling revolvers after re-work. Accompanied by a 4-page letter from noted Colt historian & author, R.L. Wilson, who authenticates the engraving as having been done by Wilbur Glahn and states that this pair of revolvers appears on p. 304 of The Book of Colt Engraving and p. 400 of Colt Engraving both by Wilson. He states that the caption to these revolvers identifies them as having been shipped to Hoffman Hardware Co. in Jan. 1938 and that “By error the engraving and ivory grips were not included in the factory listing.” He credits this pair to the David S. Woloch Collection. He further states “It is highly unlikely the revolvers would have been returned to the Colt Factory for engraving and inscribing, especially in that the pair had already been silver plated. Furthermore, the butt strap inscriptions are of 1937 date [June 10, 1937/Denison Texas], and shipment was not until January 1938.” He speculates that the factory re-work ampersands on the trigger guards “could well have been simply a matter of internal parts repairs”. The letter continues that this pair of revolvers by Wilbur Glahn for Roy Hollinger is a true set and indicates they are the only known pair by Wilbur Glahn. He further states that Mr. Glahn seldom used silver plating in his embellishments and that there are only three such plated revolvers in Mr. Wilson’s books, this pair and a single. In light of the above, it is noted by this cataloger that the frame patent dates & rampant Colts are rather faint, indicative of restoration refinish while the adjacent engraving is sharp & crisp with numerous small areas of raised metal as one would find on any unrefinished engraved Colt revolver. Therefore it is this cataloger’s contention, given the assembly numbers and rework marks, that these revolvers were, in fact, returned to the factory for engraving & subsequent refinish. Close examination of the bbl markings leads this cataloger to believe that the bbls were replaced at the time of the restoration as there is still raised metal around the roll markings on the bbls. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Both revolvers are all matching as indicated above. They retain virtually all of their fine factory silver plating with only a couple of minor flakes on bbl of #356293. Both appear to be unfired since plating. Both revolvers have light abrasive marks on grip frames. Grips have numerous age lines with some light crystallization around edges and retain a smooth light ivory patina showing light wear to horse’s heads. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-36832 JR30 (25,000-40,000)

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2149
Revised: 9/27/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This lot is accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber .45, with 5-1/2” bbl, finish “soft”, type of stock not listed and shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY on Feb. 8, 1888 in a shipment of 3 same type revolvers.

FINE NEW YORK STYLE ENGRAVED BLACK POWDER FRAME COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 125503. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “45” under base pin. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and caliber marking is on left front web of trigger guard. Mounted with thick, very old, 2-pc ivory grips with a raised carved steer head on right side. Revolver is engraved in New York style, probably from the Nimschke shop, with about 75% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on frame with matching engraving patterns extending most of the way to muzzle on each side. Top strap is engraved in snake & dot patterns with geometric & dot patterns on base pin & ejector rod housing bosses. Top of back strap is engraved in a fan pattern with cross-hatched triangle center and geometric patterns down back strap and on trigger guard. Cyl is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns on lands between flutes with a dash & dot border pattern around rear edge. Shoulders of back strap are engraved in sunburst patterns with shoulders of trigger guard engraved in foliate patterns. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Overall retains 50-60% orig nickel finish with loss areas barely noticeable bare metal. Grips have numerous age lines with repairs on each side and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with light frosting. 4-40146 JR117 (15,000-20,000)

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2151
Revised: 10/4/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Grips are probably replacements, some touch-up on front strap.

*FANTASTIC ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 357723. Cal. 45 Colt. This revolver is a pre-war, post-war model assembled, apparently in 1950, from pre-war made parts. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with late first generation marking on the side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Mounted with 2-pc ivory grips with phenomenal relief carved steer head on right side that has gold horns, ruby eyes and a gold ring through itsnose. Left grip is inlaid with the heavy gold initials “TD” and both grips have rampant Colt silver medallions. Left side of front strap, under grip, is inlaid with Mr. White’s silver cartouche marked “A.A. WHITE / ENG.” Revolver is wonderfully engraved by Mr. White with about 70% coverage on the frame consisting of extremely fine foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. Left recoil shield has a very large raised gold rampant Colt with a raised gold buffalo skull on the loading gate. Top of back strap has an incredible raised gold spread winged American eagle clutching arrows & olive branches in its talons and the back strap is inlaid with a raised, gold longhorn steer head with platinum horns & fantastic detail. Top of bbl, just behind front sight has flat gold inlay of cavalry crossed sabers. Sides of frame, back strap, butt strap, trigger plate, bbl, ejector rod housing & trigger guard are inlaid with flat gold wire as part of the foliate arabesque engraving patterns. Muzzle & root ends of bbl are inlaid with a narrow gold band as is the ejector rod housing. Sides of hammer are also engraved to match. In addition the screw heads on the side of the frame are nicely engraved and the ends of the transverse pin are checkered. Cylinder has full coverage matching foliate arabesque patterns with foliate patterns in the flutes. The flutes & lands between the flutes are inlaid with a fine continuous gold band and the back edge of cylinder also is inlaid with a fine gold band. SN was observed on bottom of frame and on right side of the front & back straps under grip. Cyl is unmarked. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Colt with 5-1/2″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, charged to “Arms Selling Expense” and shipped to Mr. John S. du Mont, Greenfield, Mass. on Sept. 27, 1950 in a 1-gun shipment. Alvin White was one of Colt’s premier master engravers for many years as well as engraving on his own under his own shop name. He produced some of the finest engraved Colts of the modern era that are in some of the finest collections in the world today. Mr. John du Mont was one of the deans of the firearms collecting fraternity for many years until his death late in the 20th century. Mr. du Mont amassed a very large collection of a great variety of firearms of very high quality and great value. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate collection; John S. du Mont Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except cyl & grips which are unnumbered. Overall retains virtually all of its wonderful post engraving custom finish probably by Colt. Blue is crisp & bright with strong case colors. Gold animals are executed in extreme fine detail and are a true example of Mr. White’s talent. Grips have a small repair in right heel, otherwise are sound and retain a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-36854 JR250 (5,000-8,000)

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2155
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This Colt SAA has rare Metford rifling. Accompanying the gun is a 7 page letter from R.L. Wilson describing the gun in great detail and relating facts about the production of this model variant along with articles of provenance tracing the gun’s chain of possession through Family history from 1916 and WW I American Volunteer, 2nd Lt.(later Capt.) Jack D. Newsom, British Royal Field Artillery, to Cousin John Field Sr. to his son John Jr. It is the Family’s understanding that this revolver was purchased by Newsom in London on his way to War and has remained in the Newsom and Field families ever since. It was John Field Sr. who incised his initials on the grip after the War; the two notches remain a mystery.

SCARCE COLT FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH LONDON ADDRESS AND RARE METFORD RIFLING. SN 130263. Cal. 450 Boxer. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, rectangular based target front sight with bead and 1-line Pall Mall London address. Frame is black powder style with flat top strap having a dovetailed fixed rear sight. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL”. Mounted with rampant Colt/eagle hard rubber grips that are marked with an incised monogram “JF” and 2 cut notches on the left panel. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, there were only 89 revolvers produced in caliber 450 Boxer of the approx. 215 flat top target models made in British calibers during the period 1888-1895. Bottom of bbl and in each flute on cylinder is stamped with small British proofs. SN was observed in three places on frame, trigger guard & butt strap with rear face of cyl marked “.45B”. These scarce revolvers are seldom encountered in the U.S. today with an unknown number of surviving specimens. Accompanying the gun is a 7 page letter from R.L. Wilson describing the gun in great detail and relating facts about the production of this model variant along with articles of provenance tracing the gun’s chain of possession through Family history from 1916 and WW I American Volunteer, 2nd Lt.(later Capt.) Jack D. Newsom, British Royal Field Artillery, to Cousin John Field Sr. to his son John Jr. It is the Family’s understanding that this revolver was purchased by Newsom in London on his way to War and has remained in the Newsom and Field families ever since. It was John Field Sr. who incised his initials on the grip after the War; the two notches remain a mystery. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 88-90% glossy orig blue with thinning on both sides of muzzle and left side of bbl. Ejector rod housing retains glossy blue in gullets with moderately thinned blue on outer radius. Frame retains 90-92% strong orig blue with some minor flaking on right side and light wear to recoil shield. Left side has a couple of screwdriver scratches. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with front & back straps a blue/brown patina. Cylinder is a blue/gray patina on outer diameter with strong blue in the flutes. Grips are sound showing light wear with two small repaired cracks on left side base. Half cock on hammer is absent, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-40023 (15,000-20,000)

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2159
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The correct serial number for this gun is 355666, not 35666 as stated in the catalog description.

*PRE-WAR COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL BOX. SN 35666. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with standard left side bbl marking. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates & rampant Colt. Mounted with Colt silver medallion smooth 2-pc ivory grips. SN was observed in usual place on bottom of frame and on right side of front & back straps under grip. Accompanied by its orig hinged lid, dark maroon box with black & white end label idenfifying this revolver in 45 caliber with 5-1/2″ bbl, rubber grips & blue finish. Bottom of box is pencil numbered to this revolver. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, has been fired but very little. Overall retains 97-98% strong orig blue on bbl, ejector rod housing, cyl & grip frame with only faint muzzle edge & tip of ejector rod housing wear. Frame retains most of its orig factory case colors, lightly to moderately faded, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Hammer retains bright polish on sides and about all of its orig blue on top & rear edges. Grips have a few minor age lines and are completely sound with about all of their orig factory polish and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Box has taped top & bottom front edges & top corners. Bottom of box has a minor pressure crack from cylinder. 4-36875 JR27 (5,000-8,000)

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2168
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The correct serial number for this gun is 12210, not 12201 as stated in the catalog description.

NICKEL PLATED AINSWORTH COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 12201. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full nickel finish with full front sight and 1-line script letter address with brackets. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with a clear, sharp “OWA” (Orville W. Ainsworth) cartouche on left side. Right side is not cartouched. Last four digits of SN are barely legible in back strap channel of grip. SNs were observed in usual places on frame, trigger guard & back strap with last four digits of SN on bottom of bbl under ejector rod housing and on outer diameter of cylinder. Base pin is orig type with dimpled ends. Tiny “A” inspector initials were observed on trigger guard, bottom of bbl, top of back strap, cyl & bottom left edge of grip. It has second type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. While this revolver is not listed by SN it is only five numbers away from #12205 which is listed as an Ainsworth nickel plated revolver on p. 161 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers. . .A Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn. Close examination disclosed no indication that this finish is other than by the factory and careful gauging of the frame & bbl show that it has not been polished. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 80-85% strong orig nickel with some slight losses around muzzle and some fine pimpling on left side. Ejector rod housing retains traces of orig nickel with balance dark gray patina with scattered pitting. Frame retains 70-75% strong orig nickel with exposed metal on left recoil shield, loading gate & top strap with some very fine pitting on loading gate and right side of top strap. Trigger guard & back strap retain about 65-70% orig nickel. Grip is sound showing light edge wear and a few minor nicks on right side and retains about 50% of a dark finish applied over orig oil finish. Cyl retains traces of orig nickel being mostly a dark gray patina with fine pitting. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-40640 JR98 (7,000-10,000)

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2191
Revised: 10/4/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Possibly replaced grips, re-numbered and refinished butt-straps.

Scarce COLT RIMFIRE SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 1810. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” under base pin and SN under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is 2nd type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and it has an orig type base pin with dimpled ends. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and caliber is stamped on left front web of trigger guard. Cyl has the last two digits of SN on circumference back of one flute. Hammer is orig type with firing pin retained with two rivets. Mounted with beautiful period of use 1-pc smooth ivory grip. Left side of grip is lightly carved with a small “E” and an “X”. This revolver has the usual conventional left hand twist rifling as is found in the 44 rimfire revolvers, however this one additionally has dished lands of a style not previously noted by this cataloger. Only about 1,800 of these rare revolvers were produced in their own serial range in period 1875-1880. By the time these revolvers had reached the market the rimfire calibers had been superceded by centerfire cartridges and they found little or no acceptance on the American market. Therefore the majority of them were sold into markets where the rimfire rifles & carbines were still popular, primarily throughout Mexico & South America. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, with wood grip shipped to Wexell & DeGress, Mexico City, Mexico and New York on May 23, 1879 in a shipment of 50 same type revolvers. Under the remarks section it states that “The records also contain a second listing for this serial number that indicates that it was included in a shipment of four guns to Hartley & Graham in New York on Nov. 6, 1882.” PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good, all matching including bbl & cyl, grip is unnumbered. No orig finish remains being a cleaned gray metal patina with darker patina around muzzle and in sheltered areas. Grip shows moderate to heavy wear with numerous age lines and retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Lock bolt & base pin screws are replacements. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Very bright shiny bore. 4-36843 JR4 (4,000-6,000)

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2200
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: This revolver is a Modern Firearm MFG in 1904 and not and Antique as indicated in the catalog description and subject to ATF regulations.

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 257667. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a broken circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 38-40 with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish & type of stocks not listed, shipped to Norvell Shapleigh Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO on Aug. 17, 1904 in a shipment of 20 same type revolvers. The discrepancy in bbl length can easily be attributed to a mistake in transcription or recording of the Colt record. PROVENANCE: David Crocker Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except cyl & grips which are unnumbered. Grips may be old period of use replacements but are orig Colt equipment. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with only faint muzzle edge wear. Ejector rod housing retains about 70% strong orig blue. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderately to heavily faded, stronger in sheltered areas. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their orig blue, thin on front & back straps. Grips show moderate wear, especially on right side but are completely sound. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-36866 JR25 (3,000-5,000)

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2237
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: This is a Factory engraved specimen not “New York Style” engraved as stated in the printed catalog. The estimate in the printed catalog is incorrect. The correct estimate is $12,500-17,500.

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT NO. 3 THUER DERRINGER WITH HOLSTER. SN 4912. Cal. 41 RF Short. Blue & silver finish with 2-1/2″ rnd bbl, tiny German silver half moon front sight and large “COLT” on the top. Frame & bbl are beautifully Factory engraved with about 60% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Forward sides of frame, below bbl, are engraved in feather patterns. Top of back strap is engraved in geometric patterns with arabesque & geometric patterns down the back strap. The bird head grip frame is mounted with full checkered ivory grips and early type short, high hammer. Accompanied by a very rare Moroccan leather Slim Jim holster with sewn edge and black finish. Holster is a little long for the derringer and is made without belt loop. Obviously intended to be carried in a pocket. Although the 3rd Model Derringer is not uncommon they are rarely ever encountered engraved. These little derringers were favorites of gamblers for vest pocket guns and with ladies as garter & muff pistols. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 90% glossy orig blue with balance flaked to a medium patina. Frame retains about 50% orig silver plating with the exposed areas a medium mustard patina. Hammer retains virtually all of its strong, bright case colors and the trigger about all of its orig blue. Right grip has a hairline age line through the escutcheon, otherwise grips are sound with a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with fine pitting in two grooves near the muzzle. Holster is sound, soft & flexible and retains about 50% black finish. 4-39855 (12,500-17,500)

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2256
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Accompanying this lot is a 3-ring binder of research material regarding the life & service of Robert T. Gault which includes an article entitled “Retracing Their Steps-An Old Ranger’s Inscribed 1st Model Dragoon”.

INSCRIBED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 7618. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line block letter address that reads from muzzle to cylinder. Left side of frame is marked with “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” and there are small inspector initials on various parts. It has brass square back trigger guard & back strap containing a 1-pc walnut grip with the outline of a cartouche on the left side denoting early U.S. issue from Colt’s 2nd Govt. contract. Butt strap is inscribed “R T Gault”. Accompanying this lot is a 3-ring binder of research material regarding the life & service of Robert T. Gault which includes an article entitled “Retracing Their Steps-An Old Ranger’s Inscribed 1st Model Dragoon”. He was born in 1841 in Tennessee and as a young man moved to Texas and became a farmer. During the Civil War he joined the 5th Regiment Texas Cavalry and served as a private in Company H and at the end of the war was a Corporal. The 5th Texas Cavalry was part of the Army of New Mexico under Texas Patriot Col. Thomas Green and was part of the brigade led by Brig. Gen. Sibley in the invasion into New Mexico Territory in Feb. & March 1862. The Confederates prevailed at the Battle of Valverde and then on March 26-28 at the Battle of Glorietta Pass were forced to retreat to Texas after their entire supply train & wagons were raided & destroyed by the Union forces. After New Mexico Col. Green’s regiment, including Mr. Gault, joined the Dept. of the Trane-mississippi and through the Spring of 1863 participated in a number of successive victories in Louisiana inflicting about 3,000 casualties on Union forces while only suffering 600 themselves. In April 1864 Col. Green was killed which greatly demoralized his command, but they fought on until June 1865 when they disbanded rather than surrender. Robert Gault returned to Texas and joined the “Texas Frontier Forces” which evolved into the Texas Rangers. This frontier battalion was created in 1874 and consisted of six companies of 75 men each. They were involved in at least 19 different fights with Indians and pursued about 40 others that they couldn’t catch but in so doing prevented raids. They also had six additional fights with organized outlaws & fugitives and arrested and turned over to authorities 110 men and $15-$20,000 worth of cattle & horses returned to their owners. Little more is known of Robert Gault except that he was twice married and had five children. He died in Nov. 1906 in Texas. Undoubtedly this is a revolver used by a brave and dedicated Confederate soldier and Texas patriot who would have used it in his duties as a Ranger. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching except wedge & grip which are unnumbered. No orig finish remains being an overall very dark heavy brown patina with a few scattered spots of light pitting on the steel. Left side of muzzle shows extremely heavy holster wear and the wedge spring is broken. Trigger guard & back strap are a medium mustard patina. Cylinder is also a heavy brown patina with scattered light pitting. Grip has chipped toes and heavily worn edges with light nick & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, dark pitted bore. 4-40988 (12,500-22,500)

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2261
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is an Exhibition Quality Engraved Colt. The gun is known to have been in the private collection of Norm Flayderman for over 50 years.

CORRECTION: The estimate in the printed catalog is incorrect. The correct estimate is $35,000-55,000.

EXCEPTIONAL EXHIBITION QUALITY ENGRAVED & CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 105815. Cal. 31. Blue & color case hardened with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and engraved “Saml Colt” address. Left side of frame has hand engraved “COLTS PATENT” in a pillow shape on left side. The small guard silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain an outstanding 1-pc ivory grip with SN in pencil in back strap channel. Grip is made in the old fashioned way with two slabs of ivory attached to a center ivory block. SNs on the bbl lug, frame, trigger guard & butt strap are accompanied by a small punch mark and on the frame & trigger guard with a number “6”. Revolver is engraved, probably from the hand of Gustave Young with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on the frame with two scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. His deluxe engraving extends over the bbl lug and top side flats of bbl with a wonderful flower blossom and a mythical bird’s head incorporated into the patterns on left side. Right side has a similar foliate pattern with one scroll terminating in a flower blossom. Right side of lug also has a half blossom on bottom edge. The rammer pivot is engraved to match. Top of back strap is engraved in Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern with foliate arabesque patterns on the back strap, butt strap & trigger bow. An unusual feature is a sunburst around the butt strap screw hole. All screw heads and ends of wedge are also engraved. Cyl is 5-shots with stagecoach holdup scene roll marking and all five safety pins crisp & serviceable. Stagecoach holdup scene appears to have been hand enhanced by Mr. Young during engraving process as the roll marking is very deep & sharp. Accompanied by the original fine American style, brass bound mahogany casing with brass reinforced corners and an empty name plate in the lid. Bottom corners are also brass reinforced. Front of case has a shield shaped brass escutcheon for the mortised lock. Interior is purple velvet lined and compartmented in bottom for revolver, a sgl sided “COLTS PATENT” / eagle flask, a very unusual “COLTS PATENT” 2-cavity steel mold that is in the white, a lacquered tin of Eley Bros. caps, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a small nickeled tin of grease. Frequently in the day when these revolvers were carried, the owner, after the chambers were loaded, would cover the open mouths of the chambers with grease for water proofing, lubricating the bullet and to prevent chain fire. This presentation quality revolver was undoubtedly owned by someone of importance or high rank and saw little if any use. It may have been fired, but if so, very little. PROVENANCE: Ex Norm Flayderman Coll. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 96-97% glossy orig blue with one small wear spot on right flat at the muzzle and faint sharp edge wear. Rammer retains strong case colors on pivot with handle turned silver. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their strong orig factory case colors. Cyl retains 40-50% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a gray patina and retains virtually all of its fine hand enhanced stagecoach holdup scene. Grip frame retains virtually all of its strong orig silver plating. Grip is sound with sharp edges and retains a wonderful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case has a couple of cracks in bottom and some minor pry marks along front edge, otherwise is completely sound and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish with light handling & storage marks. Interior is moderately faded & soiled, primarily from lead oxide from bullets with light damage from front sight & hammer spur. One small partition is loose. Flask is crisp & near new with one small dent. Mold is in the white and appears to have never been blued. Cap tin, nipple wrench & grease can are fine. Altogether a wonderful high quality, high condition cased set suitable to the most discerning collector. Known to have been in the private collection of Norm Flayderman for over 50 years. 4-40021 (35,000-55,000)

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2268
Revised: 9/23/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Information provided to us by the consignor indicates that the former owner of the gun, was First Lieutenant, John W. Bowers of the 21st Regiment, New Jersey Infantry. Bowers was enrolled September 2nd, 1862 as a First Lieutenant. He was mustered in on September 15th, 1862 and on June 20th, 1863 he was dismissed. His dismissal was as a result of a Court Martial. He was accused of cowardice on the field of battle in Virginia in early May 1863. The results of the Court Martial found him guilty, thus he was dismissed. Copies of military records affirming the above will accompany the pistol.

FINE INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 202263. Cal. 31. Blue & color case hardened with desirable 6″ bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address with dashes. Left side of frame has a small “COLTS PATENT” and the large guard silver-plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Cyl is 6-shots with stagecoach holdup scene roll-marking. Back strap is engraved in period lettering “JOHN.W.BOWERS. Hamilton Square N.J.”. No information is currently available on Mr. Bowers, however there are two John W. Bowers that appear on the Civil War roster from NJ, one as a private and the other as 1st Lieut, neither of which have an enlistment address listed. Given the age of this revolver and the inscription it is most likely that this was a Civil War used side arm. Obviously additional research is required. CONDITION: Very good, all matching except rammer handle which is numbered “2269” (probably an assembler’s error). Bbl & cyl retain factory quality restored blue with the bbl retaining about 90-92% and the cyl about all of this fine blue. Cyl also retains about 75% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame & hammer also retain factory quality restored color case hardening with moderately faded colors. Trigger guard retains 75-80% orig silver plating and back strap silver plating at the top and on butt strap with exposed brass a light mustard patina. Grip is sound with a few light nicks & dings and some battering on bottom right edge and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-41071 JR363 (3,500-5,000)

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2275
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The estimate in the printed catalog is incorrect. The correct estimate is $75,000-100,000 .

RARE GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED CASED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 19484. Cal. 36. Extraordinary ’51 Navy, blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York City address with dashes. Left side of frame is engraved “COLT’S PATENT” in a pillow shape. The silver plated small guard brass trigger guard & back strap contain a deluxe varnished burl walnut 1-pc grip with the SN in the back strap channel. Revolver has full coverage Gustave Young extra deluxe engraving on the frame which consists of elaborate, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background. The left recoil shield incorporates Mr. Young’s stylized dog’s head in one of the patterns. The bbl lug & top side flats of the bbl are engraved to match and Mr. Young has incorporated a man’s head with protruding tongue and a snake biting his nose in one of the scrolls on left side and another scroll on the right side terminates in a flower blossom. Bottom sides of the lug are engraved in a delicate spider web pattern. Rammer pivot is engraved to match. Top flat of bbl has a dash & dot border around the address with another dash pattern around the muzzle, accompanied by a fine wave pattern border. Ends of wedge are also engraved. Top of back strap is engraved in Mr. Young’s trademark fan pattern with back strap, butt strap & trigger guard engraved in matching foliate arabesque patterns. Sides of the ears of the back strap are engraved in spider web patterns. Hammer has also received Mr. Young’s deluxe treatment of foliate arabesque patterns on the shank, fish scales on the spur and a most unusual stylized animal’s head on sides of hammer nose. Top edge of hammer is engraved in fish scale patterns and the spur has hand cut checkering. The cyl has the usual Ormsby Naval battle scene with the entire Ormsby signature and “ENGAGED 15 MAY 1843” legends completely visible. Four of the six safety pins are crisp and the other two are serviceable. Accompanied by an extraordinary brass bound rosewood American casing with an elaborate empty brass plate in lid and brass reinforcements on the corners with other brass reinforcements around the corners of the bottom. Front of the case has a shield shaped brass escutcheon for the mortised brass lock. Interior is burgundy velvet lined compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a wonderful dbl sided angle spout eagle, shield & flags flask, a brass 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench, two sealed packets of sage combustible cartridges, an empty lacquered Eley Bros. cap tin, four spare nipples and cast lead balls. This is truly an extraordinary set with a crisp, probably unfired Navy revolver. This early third variation is quite unusual in retaining its orig condition as it was produced in the early 1850s when firearms of all types were in great demand and usually saw hard use on the frontier under harsh conditions with little or no maintenance. Almost undoubtedly this revolver would have been the property of, and likely a presentation to, a high ranking military officer or notable civilian of substantial stature for it to have remained in unfired condition. Any Colt of this quality & age that remains in this condition is a true exception and very rarely does one have the opportunity to examine such a specimen. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Overall retains about all of its crisp orig factory finish with glossy blue on the bbl with only sharp edge wear and one small area of flaking on top left flat and another on the right side flat. Rammer & handle retain most of their orig case colors, turned slightly dark. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, turning dark, brighter on left side. Cyl retains a thin plum blue finish with a light cyl line and retains about 98% crisp Ormsby naval battle scene with the Ormsby signature completely visible. Grip frame retains virtually all of its orig strong silver plating with a small scrape on butt strap. Grip is sound with sharp edges and three or four minor dings and a few light handling marks and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case has a few minor grain checks in the lid and another in the bottom, otherwise is completely sound with light handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Interior is moderately faded & soiled with light damage from front sight and has solid partitions. Mold & flask are extremely fine with the sprue cutter on the mold having light pitting, cleaned to a gray patina. Screwdriver, cartridges and cap tin are extremely fine. Altogether a rare & exceptional cased Colt, unlikely to be encountered again. 4-39856 JR197 (75,000-100,000)

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2276
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Consignor states he had previously seen a picture of this casing (without guns) before it was relined and all the partitions were loose in the bottom and since then it obviously has been restored. The consignor initiated the case restoration after having discovered the mate to the M1849. This pair of revolvers is accompanied by two 3-ring binders of information regarding the life & service of Lt. Col. Charles Moses Whelden of Pittsfield, MA and an article entitled “Reunited After 125 years- An Unusual Pair of Presentation Colt Revolvers”, illuminating the research and reunion of the Colt pair. Gen. Reed, who presented the revolvers to Col. Whelden, was also a member of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, whose Museum at Faneuil Hall still holds Whelden’s uniform and flag of the Mass 31st.

DOUBLE CASED SET OF PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET & COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVERS TO COMMANDER 31ST MASS VOLS & 1ST U.S.COLORED CAV. SN 1) 182485; 2) 22082. 1) Model 1849 Pocket. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address with dashes. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and the large guard silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with last three digits of SN visible in back strap channel. Any other numbers are obscured. It has 5-shot cyl with stagecoach holdup scene roll-marking. This revolver is one of the pieces assembled from English parts returned from the London Armory and has the domed English style screws in the frame. Other screws are American style. Back strap is engraved in period script “Qtr. M Genl J Reed to Adgt C M Whelden” and the butt strap is engraved “April 25th 1861”. 2) Model 1851 Navy. Cal. 36. Third Model Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York City address with dashes. Left side of frame has a small “COLTS PATENT” and the left shoulder and left front web of trigger guard have tiny inspector initials. Cyl is usual 6-shots with Ormsby Naval battle scene and three of safety pins serviceable. Small guard silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with three digits “208” visible in back strap channel with the fourth number obscured. Back strap is engraved in period script identically to the Model 1849 Pocket revolver above, “Qtr. M Genl J Reed to Adgt C M Whelden” and the butt strap is engraved “April 25th 1861”. Accompanied by a fine brass bound rosewood casing with brass reinforcing corners and an empty rectangular plate in the lid. Front has sliding brass latches and a mortised replacement lock with oval escutcheon. Interior is newly burgundy velvet lined with newly attached partitions. Bottom is partitioned for both revolvers, a Colt’s dbl sided eagle & trophy of arms angle spout Navy sized flask, dbl sided eagle & shield pocket sized flask, a 2-cavity blued steel “COLTS PATENT” 36 caliber mold with sprue cutter and a blued steel 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter marked “31 PKT” on right side. This casing did not originate with this pair of revolvers however consignor states that he purchased it in 1990 from old time dealer, Kenneth Schindler of Vero Beach, FL. Consignor had previously seen a picture of this casing (without guns) before it was relined and all the partitions were loose in the bottom and since then it obviously has been restored. The consignor initiated the case restoration after having discovered the mate to the M1849. This pair of revolvers is accompanied by two 3-ring binders of information regarding the life & service of Lt. Col. Charles Moses Whelden of Pittsfield, MA and an article entitled “Reunited After 125 years-An Unusual Pair of Presentation Colt Revolvers”, illuminating the research and reunion of the Colt pair. In 1841 Mr. Whelden was a volunteer in the Washington Light Infantry, was also a Captain of the Pittsfield Fire Department, a pioneer in California in 1849 and an engineer. He was a druggist by trade, however devoted much of his time to the militia and became a member of the exclusive Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, the first organized military company in Massachusetts and the third oldest charter organization in the world. By the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 Mr. Whelden was a Captain in the Massachusetts Militia and was one of the first to respond to the call to arms. In April 1861 he volunteered as an unpaid officer on the Staff of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler and a week later was given authority to raise a regiment for service. Apparently to commemorate this event, Brig. Gen. John H. Reed, newly appointed Quartermaster General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a friend of Whelden’s and also a member of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, presented Whelden with this pair of Colts. Whelden raised a regiment of troops which became the Massachusetts 31st Volunteer Infantry and Whelden was appointed Lt. Colonel commanding this regiment. Col Whelden served on the staff of Gen. Butler with his regiment in Louisiana 1861-62 and his regiment was the first to enter the City of New Orleans after its capture on May 1, 1862. In July 1862 he was on detached duty as the Commander of Fort Pike in Louisiana until December when he resigned his commission and again served as an unpaid volunteer officer under Gen. Butler until Dec. 7, 1863. At that time he was commissioned Lt. Colonel commanding the 1st U.S. Colored Cavalry and from that date until Aug. 15, 1864 he was the Provost Marshall for the States of Virginia & North Carolina. During this time the first U.S. Colored Cavalry participated in operations around Richmond and captured Bermuda Hundred & City Point on May 5, 1864. The unit next saw action on June 16-19, 1864 during the siege & assault on Petersburg. On July 27-28, 1864 they again saw action at Bottom Run. Shortly after that the unit was assigned to Fortress Monroe for detached service in Texas. At this time Col. Whelden resigned and became the Superintendent of the Government Gas Works at Norfolk, VA in which position he remained the rest of the war. After the war Col. Whelden returned to Pittsfield and died there Jan. 24, 1910 at age 88 years 29 days. Gen. Reed, who presented the revolvers to Col. Whelden, was also a member of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, whose Museum at Faneuil Hall still holds Whelden’s uniform and flag of the Mass 31st, had risen through the ranks from engineer in 1854 to Commander in Chief in 1858. He was commissioned Brig. General in the Massachusetts Militia in April 1861 as the Quartermaster General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he served throughout the war. After the war he was reappointed Brig. General in 1866 and served until 1869. The large lot of research materials accumulated by consignor contains muster rolls and extensive military history on Col. Whelden along with a photograph of him in later years in uniform with a GAR reunion medal on his uniform. The binders also contain numerous correspondence between consignor and various individuals involved in the acquisition and reuniting of these two revolvers. CONDITION: 1) Good to very good, all matching except rammer handle which is numbered “14”. Traces of blue remain on the bbl in the most sheltered areas with traces of case colors on rammer pivot. Bbl & rammer overall are a smooth medium gray patina. Frame & hammer are also a smooth gray patina with fine pin prick pitting over most of frame & hammer. Cyl is also lightly pitted and retains 50-60% stagecoach holdup scene and overall is a light gray patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong silver in sheltered areas with the front strap, body of the back strap & butt strap a medium mustard patina. Grip has chips along right edge and shows moderate to heavy wear with a gouge on left side and a bruise on right side and retains 75-80% strong orig varnish. Lock bolt is not functioning, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered pitting. 2) Good to very good, all matching including rammer, cyl & grip. Bbl & rammer handle show heavy wear with a smooth medium gray patina. Frame retains about 50% faded case colors, strong on right side. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their orig silver plating with the exposed area on the shoulder of the back strap a blackish brass patina. Grip is sound with oil staining around frame and with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Case has a crack across the lid and a grain check with several grain checks in the bottom with normal handling & storage nicks & scratches along with a couple of gouges in the lid and retains most of its fine restored finish. Interior is crisp & clean with solid partitions. Molds are fine. Navy flask has several small dents but appears sound with a medium dark brass patina. Pocket flask has a couple of small dents with traces of orig finish in the repoussed areas and retains a dark brass patina. Altogether a fine and rare combination cased, presentation set that belonged to a Civil War officer. 4-40989 (20,000-30,000)

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2321
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: There are additional items not included in the description. 1) Two old newspaper clippings of Gatewood’s passing. 2)Cabinet card of two Gatewood family members in formal attire. 3) A short excerpt from a book relating to Geronimo’s interview with Dr. S.M. Huddleston. Much of this archival material came from Gatewood’s wife’s side of the Family.

NOTABLE ARCHIVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATION REGARDING LT. CHARLES BARE GATEWOOD. Gatewood was a graduate of West Point in 1877 and was posted to the Cavalry in the West. He eventually served under Brig. Gen. Nelson Appleton Miles. Gatewood was born in Woodstock, Virginia in 1853 and shortly after his graduation from West Point was assigned to the 6th Cavalry. From then until the fall of 1885, he was almost constantly on field duty in the Arizona/New Mexico region. He was involved in the Victorio campaign in 1879-1880 and received a special commendation from Col. A.P. Morrow. He was a member of Crook’s expedition into Sonora in 1883, which resulted in Chatto’s surrender, for which he was mentioned in War Dept orders. During his service, he was a Company Commander of a Battalion of 5 Companies of Apache Scouts. Gatewood not only learned the Indian’s language, but also their ways. Having served many years in Geronimo’s region, he was familiar with the family and friends of Geronimo as well as his enemies. Gatewood was assigned the task of making contact with Geronimo. Because of his familiarity with the Indians, Gatewood was given the task of bringing Geronimo in and proceeded into Mexico to convince Geronimo to surrender to Gen. Miles. Gatewood was successful in getting Geronimo to surrender; he subsequently received a great deal of credit and fell into disfavor with Miles. Subsequently, as a military officer he was somewhat overlooked for much deserved promotions and on May 20th of 1896 died of stomach cancer. This collection, obtained over a period of time by the consignor, includes a number of images of Gatewood and his relatives both in military clothes as well as civilian clothes. The archive also includes: (1.) West Point class book of 1877, in which Gatewood is mentioned in detail starting on page 48. The book, in forest green hardcover with gilt highlighting, titled The Class of ’77, is in generally good condition with the binding scuffed and showing some overall wear. (2.) A letter, typewritten to Mr. Henry W. Huddleson, Warrenton, Virginia, is signed by S.N. Huddleson titled: “The capture of Geronimo by Gatewood.” The family was related to the Gatewood’s by marriage. In the letter, Mr. Huddleson refers to the matter of the capture of Geronimo, “I’ve been getting some of the data concerning the capture of Geronimo. He wants to set his father’s record straight. Several officers claimed the honor, and it didn’t belong to them.” (3.) A second letter to Miss Emma Huddleson of Warrenton, Virginia consists of an envelope dated 1905 and a typewritten, unsigned document attached to which is a genuine penciled signature from Geronimo. The envelope is titled: Interview With Geronimo, The Noted Apache. (4.) A 3rd envelope dated, March 19xx to Mr. Henry W. Huddleson of Warrienton, Virginia: title on the outside: Capture of Geronimo by Gatewood. No contents. (5.) A land deed from H.W. Huddleson to members of the McCulloh and Puruell families, conveying 174 acres of land. (6.) A large 10-inch by 8-inch photo of Lt. Charles B. Gatewood together with civilian scouts, including Sam Bowmen, Apache Kid and other famous Apache scouts. The image much faded and with multiple losses along the edge. Possibly by CF Fly. (7.) A 5×7 black and white photograph of a photograph of a band of Apache scouts posing before blankets, kettles, and crates strewn upon the ground. A bad fold line running through the center of the original image is visible in this image. (8.) Rare tintype photo of Lt. Gatewood in a very wide hat set in a pressed cardboard frame. Having pink highlighted cheeks, size of image approximately 3 in by 2-1/2 in. Front cover separated. (9.) Small Ambrotype of a youthful Gatewood wearing a suit and bow tie, the image in cardboard fiber board frame, lid missing. Size approximately 2 in by 2-1/4 in high. Image exhibits some scratches. (10.) Large West Point cabinet card, depicts a scene of Gatewood in uniform holding his hat, signed beneath, “Lt. C.B. Gatewood, USA”. Also signed 3 times on reverse. Photograph by TW Pach, Broadway, NY. Image size 4 in by 6-1/2 inches. Toning with some slight paint stains at the bottom, a small scuff in the upper right hand corner and a couple of small bend marks. (11.) Gatewood’s calling card simply inscribed in text, “C.B.Gatewood US Army”. Approximately 3-1/2 inches by 2 inches. (12.) 4 CDV’s of Lt Gatewood, one depicting him in his West Point uniform, signed on the reverse, printed under the image GW Pach photo on the reverse, autographed; “Yours to count on C.B.Gatewood”. Image has overall scattered stains and fading. A second CDV card of a young Gatewood in civilian attire marked on the lower front, Clinedinst Staunton, Va and autographed on the reverse “CBG February 24, 1873”. There are two identical images both having overall slight staining and fading. A 5th CDV of youthful Gatewood in civilian attire is marked on the front Joa Clarp, Marrisonburg, VA and autographed on the reverse, “Charles B. Gatewood, April 8, 1874”. The cabinet card of a youthful Gatewood in civilian attire the lower portion of the card marked Maury Brothers, Roanoke, Virginia, and Salem, Virginia. Size 4 in by 6-1/4 in. Generally very good. (13.) A large cabinet card of Lt. Gatewood in military attire carrying the 6th Cavalry insignia, marked below picture, W. Cal. Brown, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Size is 4 in by 6-1/4 in. Generally good (14.) Cabinet card of Gatewood’s attractive wife wearing a feathered bonnet marked below the image W. Cal. Brown, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Approximately 4 in by 6-1/4 in. Generally good. (15.) Cabinet card of a young Mrs. Gatewood, the image signed Darnell and Son Cumberland MD. 4 in by 6-1/2 in. Image slightly faded. (16.) Cabinet card of Charles B. Gatewood son of Charles Gatewood at the age of 5 years, 10 months in November of 1888 and so marked on the reverse. Below the image on the front stamped Westervelt 18 South Main St, Los Angeles, Ca. In generally good condition. (17.) Cabinet card of Emily Gatewood, age 2 years 4-1/2 months and so inscribed on the reverse of the card. Below the image is marked H Rothberger 1539 Arapeho St, Denver, Co. Condition is generally good. (18.) Large cabinet cards believed to be Lt. Gatewoods mother. One by Darnell of Woodstock, Va, 4 in by 6-1/4 slightly stained, with light discoloration overall. A second photo of slightly marked WC Shafer, Terra Alta WV, size 4 in by 6-1/4 in, generally good condition. Included also 2 tintypes much worn, depicting a young lady, the other also a tintype of a middle aged woman and an ambrotype of a woman and a baby, believed to be Gatewood family members. Also included is a very old newspaper clipping, “ Into the Apache’s Lair, Lt. Gatewood interview with Chief Geronimo in 1886.” The most interesting and historical photography and ephemera related to one of the great historical figures, whose name is undeniably linked to one of the most famous of all Indian Chief’s, Geronimo. CONDITION: As stated above. 4-40980 JJ6 (25,000-35,000)

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2330
Revised: 10/1/2010

CORRECTION: There is a typographical error in the description of the Servant tag #685. The correct date, of course, is 1848 not 1828 and the Numismatic Conservation Services, of course, affirms this (please see our image on the website of the Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) certificate.

GROUP OF FIVE AUTHENTICATED CHARLESTON SLAVE TAGS. This group of excavated tags are all in good condition, well marked and all have either an NGC or NCS certificate of genuineness. NGC or Numismatic Guaranty Corp of America is the American Numismatic Association’s official grading service. Included in this group are 3 servant tags from the years 1825, 1857, and 1859. Also included is a very rare Charleston Neck (C.N.) servant’s tag, dated 1828, and a rare 1855 dated Fruiterer’s tag. The four Charleston tags are all well struck and easy to read. A maker’s mark of “LaFar” is easily seen at the bottom of the large, 2″ square, 1825 dated Servant’s tag in a raised mark, depressed channel cartouche. Charleston neck tag is the least discernible tag in this group, as seen in photographs, though all the letters can be made out on this 2″ square, octagonal shaped tag. CONDITION: All tags were excavated and show pitted surfaces from the corrosive nature of being in the ground for over 100 years. The 1857 and 1859 dated servant tags were given an electrolysis treatment(electric current in a stabilizing bath to remove corrosive residue)and not cleaned with abrasives. Charleston neck tag appears to have several bends repaired, such that some of the letters at repaired creases are less discernible. The 1825 Servant and 1855 Fruiterer tags are fairly well struck with dark brown/green surfaces. 4-39555 JS (10,000-20,000)

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2339
Revised: 9/30/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We have just received some paperwork from the estate of the consignor of this lot which consists of numerous copies of military records regarding Jarvis M. Lake.

CIVIL WAR STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD OF CAPTAIN JARVIS LAKE, 93RD OHIO WHICH WAS BROKEN BY THE FALL OF A COMRADE, JOHN EASTMAN, WHEN HE FELL AFTER SHOT AND WAS KILLED BY A SHARPSHOOTER NEAR KENESAW MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA. This regulation 1850 Field and Staff Officer’s sword shows a lot of use. It has a wartime repair between the drag and middle mount, as seen in photos, and described on the contemporary tag of Capt. Lake. The tag reads ” this is Captain J.N. Lake’s sword which was broken by Lieut. John Eastman when falling from his horse after being killed by a sharpshooter in Big Shanty, Georgia.” Accompanying this historical sword are CDVs of both Capt. Lake and Capt. Eastman, who was killed falling on this sword June 23,1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA. In a 6-pg letter written by another member of the unit, on June 26, 1864, near Lost Mountain, GA, Isaac Miller mentions the death of several enlisted men and Capt. Eastman. He states in his very descriptive letter of the battle, “…drove the Rebel skirmishes back…our regiment fought them until dark…we had three killed in the field, two privates and one Captain. Capt. Eastman of Co H. He was from Eaton, Prebble County. He was quartermaster of our regiment when we came out and was brigade quartermaster for a while and this spring he was expecting a Captaincy. He was very brave, yes too brave and regiment will soon be all killed or wounded…” This exact sword is shown in The Wonderful History of the Kenesaw Mountain Battle, by Richard Baumgartner on page 97. SIZE: 38″ overall. CONDITION: Overall sword is in good condition, showing lots of use. 30″ blade exhibits etched panels with military motifs that are mostly discernible under areas of staining and pitting. Two brass shims placed on either side of the blade at ricasso, probably used to tighten the sword. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts all show old cleaning with good details, as can be seen in photos. Sharkskin grip is maybe 40% intact, worn through at all high areas, but the orig twisted wire wrap is retained. 1-3/4″ sheet copper repair made to scabbard at time of Eastman’s death is still sound, showing its soldered edges as can be seen in photos. Drag is missing its retaining screw, but appears orig. 4-40709 JS11 (3,000-5,000)

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2348
Revised: 9/30/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We have just received some paperwork from the estate of the consignor of this lot. The copies of this paperwork are in regards to O.P. Height who was a Pvt in Capt. Sparkmans Co. of the TN Light Artillery. He was captured at Fort Donelson Feb, 1862. He was exchanged near Vicksburg, MS Sept. 1862 Also captured at Fort Hudson LA. July 1863.

THOMAS, GRISWOLD CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER. This is a fine example of the brass scabbarded artillery officer’s saber, made in New Orleans. This example has perfect markings as seen in photos, a near perfect grip and as fine a scabbard as you will find, complete with good patina and no dents, as can be seen in photos. There is a collectors tag on this sword stating that this sword was “carried by Oliver P. Hight, Capt. Sparkman’s Light Artillery. Captured at Fort Donaldson”. Scratched into the right side of crossguard is “10th” and quillon on same side has a nicely scratched in, haloed star. SIZE: 31-1/2″ blade. CONDITION: The 31-1/2″ gray blade has several small nicks in cutting edge with scattered staining. Maker’s marks are crisp. Orig protective washer is intact, complete and tight. Brown leather grip is worn through at high areas, otherwise complete and intact. Orig twisted copper wire is complete and tight. Brass surfaces of hilt, pommel, brass scabbard exhibit yellow patina with scattered staining, scratches and nicks. 4-40702 JS17 (8,000-12,000)

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2360
Revised: 9/30/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: We have just received some paperwork from the estate of the consignor of this lot consisting of copies of military records that imply that at one time this sword was owned by Capt. Edmund Johnson, Co. G, 31th Reg’t, NY Inf Vols.

E.J. JOHNSTON, MACON, GA MARKED CONFEDERATE SHORT SWORD. This rarely found, maker marked short sword appears in “as found” condition with good patina to concentric ring, gripped short sword typical of this Macon, GA maker. Also typical of the maker is the very thick, two fullered blade with the triangular shaped stopped fuller at top, which is unique to this maker. SIZE: 18-1/2″ blade, 24″ overall. CONDITION: The 18-1/2″ blade is brown with rust and pitting, lacking its protective washer, quillons each have a slight bend up. A 3/4″ casting flaw is seen in pommel on reverse side. Maker mark is very discernible, however there is a casting flaw partially obliterating the “E” in “E.J. Johnson”, as can be seen in photos. 4-40703 JS23 (6,000-8,000)

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2392
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The correct serial number for this gun is 3644, not 3844 as stated in the catalog description.

INSCRIBED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER & DAGUERREOTYPE. SN 3844. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line block letter address reading from cyl to muzzle. Frame has small “COLT’S PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” The square back silver-plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Cyl is usual 6-shots with dragoon Indian fight scene roll marking and scarcer variant “U.S. DRAGOONS / COLTS PATENT” in two panels with SN in center. Top of back strap is engraved in period script “P. Ford“. Accompanied by a 3-ring binder of information regarding the purported orig owner of this revolver, Sgt. Patrick Ford along with an article from the March 1986 Gun Report ” A Mystery Solved: A U.S. Regular’s “Civilian” Army Dragoon”. Patrick Ford was born in Ireland in 1831 and immigrated to the U.S. in 1851, immediately enlisting in the Army. His initial unit was Company K 5th Inf. at Louisville, KY. He was apparently transferred to Company K 3rd Inf. in April 1852 at Carlisle Barracks, Kentucky. However his unit by that time was being transferred to New Mexico Territory. He walked the 1,700 miles to Fort Webster, NM Territory to join his unit where he took part in the Apache Indian Campaign and in 1855 in an engagement with Mescalero Apaches is credited with killing Indian Chief Santa Ana for which he was decorated. He was apparently discharged in April 1857. In Jan. 1858 he re-enlisted in Company C 2nd Inf, Boston, Mass. During the Civil War his unit was engaged in a number of major battles including First Bull Run, the Siege of Yorktown, Gaines Mill and Savage Station. He was wounded in the leg & ankle at Gaines Mill and captured at Savage Station and was confined in Libby Prison and Belle Island for two months before being paroled, after which he was on recruiting duty in New York and was discharged in Jan. 1863. In March of 1862 he was a Provost guard in Washington, D.C. and was disabled by a kick in the testicles while trying to arrest a drunken soldier. He re-enlisted in Company F 2nd Artillery in Jan. 1866 in Fort Vancouver, Washington, and sailed to Cook’s Inlet, Alaska to establish a post. In July 1868 his transport ran aground with his family aboard and they were marooned for three weeks. He was discharged at Fort Kodiak in Sept. 1869. In Dec. 1869 he re-enlisted in Company D 23rd Inf. in Arizona under Gen. Cook and took part in another campaign against the Apaches and was promoted to Sergeant. He was discharged Dec. 10, 1874. On Dec. 11, 1874 he re-enlisted in Company F 12th Inf. and was posted to Alcatraz Island, CA. as Provost Sergeant over military prisoners. In June 1877 he fought in the Nez Perce Indian Campaign in Idaho Territory and in June 1878 against the Barranock Indians and was discharged and retired Dec. 10, 1879 at Whipple Barracks, Arizona. He died at the Soldiers’ Home in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 26, 1911. Also accompanying is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ daguerreotype of a bearded young soldier in uniform with frock coat, sash & cavalry saber holding a kepi in his left hand, purported to be Patrick Ford. When removed from case, image has “P. Ford- U.S. Army” inscribed in pencil. PROVENANCE: Ex Norm Flayderman Coll. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered “512” and grip which is unnumbered. Bbl retains a dark plum brown patina with fine pin prick pitting on left side of lug and right side of bbl. Rammer pivot has smoky dark case colors with handle & rammer a gray patina. Frame retains traces of smoky case colors being mostly a silver/gray patina. Cyl is a smooth medium brown patina and retains 70-75% dragoon Indian fight scene roll marking with dragoons & “COLTS PATENT” legends faint but legible, “US” is worn away. Trigger guard retains 88-90% strong orig silver plating. Back strap retains traces of silver plating at the top and thin silver plating on butt strap being mostly a medium mustard patina. Inscription is fine. Grip is sound showing heavy wear with traces of orig varnish and an overall hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. Scarce half-plate Daguerreotype has some fading around top & side edges, not affecting the image. 4-40987 (17,500-27,500)

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2410
Revised: 10/4/2010

Correction: The correct serial number is 20448 not 40448 as stated in the catalog.

FINE MAYNARD MODEL 1863 CIVIL WAR SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 20448. Cal. 50. Standard late model carbine with 20″ oct to rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and 2-leaf 3-position carbine rear sight. Left side of frame has an attached sling bar & ring. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut buttstock with two crisp cartouches on left wrist and has a squarish steel carbine buttplate. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 20,202 of these carbines produced in the period 1863-65. They were mostly all issued and used through the waning couple of years of the Civil War and a number of high profile cavalry units were armed with them including the 9th & 11th Indiana and the 11th Tennessee. Although this model was produced in fairly large numbers they are rarely encountered with a high state of orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 99% strong orig blue. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, stronger & brighter on right side. Stock is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and one small gouge on the comb and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-40992 JR355 (2,000-3,000)

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2413
Revised: 9/28/2010

PLEASE NOTE: Presentation on Cannon reads “Presented to Brigadier General Robert B. Moss, May 3, 1886. Wadsworth flute and drum band of New York City.”

AMES CIVIL WAR THREE-POUNDER BRONZE CANNON. This bronze cannon was almost a copy of a model 1841 six-pounder but in smaller scale. This tube is 39″ overall from end of casabel to muzzle face. The bore of this cannon is just over 2-5/8″. Right trunion is marked “AMES CO/FOUNDERS/CHICOPEE/MASS”. Left trunion is marked “1861”. The only other marking is a rim base number with the center number obscured which may be “107”, but probably “197”. The original touch hole in this gun is plugged with about a 1-1/2″ copper plug. There are three other small copper plugs near this original vent. This cannon has been “flipped” over, a new vent hole has been drilled, a large presentation engraved in fancy script to brigadier general Robert Moss in 1886 by a band. CONDITION: Cannon overall is very good. Bore is clear. Markings all well struck and discernible with exception of central number on rim base. Surface of bronze is typical for other cannons encountered, being cleaned with scattered stains and pitting overall. 4-40464 JS45 (6,000-8,000)

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2424
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: The caliber of this firearm is .54 not .58 as stated in the catalog

MODEL 1803 HARPERS FERRY RIFLE. Cal. 58 showing traces of rifling. 35-1/8″ half rnd/half oct bbl marked on left breech flat with indiscernible sunken oval, eagle head. Original rear sight is set 9″ in front of the breech and the replacement front sight is 1-3/4″ behind muzzle. Spread winged eagle underneath pan over “US” and marked reading vertically behind the cock in three lines “HARPERS/FERRY/1819”. Inside lock marked “BR” and shows evidence of welding in the pan area making this gun a reconversion. Walnut stock is faintly marked with a “V” over what appears to be “MH”. Brass side plate, buttplate, patchbox, trigger guard, rear ramrod pipe and forend nose band all appear to be original as is the ramrod. PROVENANCE: Charles Radcliffe Collection. CONDITION: All iron shows a smooth brown color indicating it has been refinished. Brass is clean and in very nice condition. Walnut stock is in very good condition showing no major damage other than 3/16″ burned away area behind the pan. 4-39618 PAS60 (2,000-4,000)

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2436
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: Please note: Estimate should be $5000-7000.

SCARCE SIMEON NORTH MODEL 1808 NAVY FLINTLOCK PISTOL. SN NONE. Cal. 64. Fine War of 1812 pistol with 10-1/8″ rnd smoothbore bbl, no provisions for sights with beveled edge, flat lockplate with rounded tail, brass pan, bridled frizzen and a diamond shaped tail on frizzen spring. Hammer is reinforced style with heart shaped cut-out. Lockplate is marked with a small spread-winged eagle over “U. STATES” in front of hammer and “S. NORTH BERLIN, CON.” vertically behind the hammer. Mounted in a pin-secured 1-pc walnut stock with brass furniture consisting of a single guide with hickory ramrod, smooth brass trigger guard and round butt strap with long flat side plate which has an iron belt hook. Back strap is smooth iron. Only about 3,000 of these scarce pistols were produced in the period 1808-1810 with most seeing hard service during the War of 1812 and few surviving today. CONDITION: Very good. Iron parts are a cleaned metal patina with strong markings and a partially visible eagle on the lockplate. Stock has a spliced patch on right side and some minor fill with a repaired crack on the left side, otherwise is sound and retains a smooth restored finish. Hammer is not solid in the half or full cock notches. Strong bore with scattered pitting. 4-40816 JR328 (5,000-7,000)

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2446
Revised: 9/22/2010

CORRECTION: Our catalogue indicated that the “COMA” mark indicated manufacture by Comizazzo of Italy. It is actually a Madrid, Spain mark listed as #192 on page 233 if the new Stockel. This Coma worked from 1720-1740 in Ripol, Spain and Madrid. Spanish barrels enjoyed a reputation for excellence.

PAIR OF GASPAR ZELNER FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. SN NSN. Cal..630 Bore diameter. Several generations have borne the name of Gaspar Zelner, which appears on wheelocks during the 1600’s and flintlocks of the 1700’s. These guns probably date to the third quarter of the 18th century. They have 14″ twisted steel barrels with gold poincon marked “COMA” (Cominazzo, Lazzarino IV, last member of this famed Italian barrel making family, he worked during the second half of the 18th century). Tops of bbls have raised relief filing, and gold-wire inlay. “C. Zelner” is engraved on top flats. Breech plugs are mounted with brass U-notched rear sights. Locks with slightly rebated long tails have broad flat serpentine hammers, faceted pans, unbridled frizzens, and friction springs with foliate finials. Lockplates are engraved with buxom lass sitting amongst flags and drums. “Caspar Zelner” is engraved behind cocks, and “In Wienn” is between leaves of frizzen springs. Cocks and frizzens have fine raised relief acanthus scroll with shaded background. Frizzen springs are file decorated. All furniture is brass. Multi-pierced and scrolled sideplates mount two brass screws. Trigger guards are decorated with relief scroll. Bulbous pistol grip butts match relief engraved scroll with straps extending almost to lockplates. Matching crest plates are at tops of grips. Burl walnut stocks have raised relief carving around furniture, with carved scroll onto forepieces. Stocks extend to muzzles with carved horn tips. Walnut ramrods have horn tips, and mount through faceted and beaded pipes. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a considerable amount of what may be original brown, with some pattern showing. Locks have most of their bright polish. Brass has been cleaned and is bright. Stocks retain original surface with some wear, and has oil rubbed in. Locks and frizzens are crisp. Bores are good, bright. 4-40209 MGM164 (10,000-15,000)

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2462
Revised: 9/22/2010

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This gun is the seven groove rifling variation. This lot is accompanied by a proper sword bayonet and scabbard. The bayonet has a bright blade with ribbed brass grip. The Ordnance inspection mark “B.H.” is stamped on the top flat of the grip, and “C” stamped on right side of guard. The scabbard has a leather body with brass throat and tip with “H” inspection mark on the hanger. The bayonet and scabbard are in excellent original condition.

REMINGTON MODEL 1863 “ZOUAVE” PERCUSSION CONTRACT RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal .58. Rnd 33″ blued bbl with “US/VP” proofs at breech. 1863 date on the bbl tang. Left side of bbl stamped “STEEL” followed by “B.H.” inspectors mark. Two folding leaf rear sight, two brass bbl bands and large bayonet lug. Brass patchbox, buttplate and trigger guard. Cased colored lock having 1863 date with American Eagle over “U.S.” and the “REMINGTON’S/ILION,N.Y.” marking. Walnut stock with “HDJ” and “BH” cartouches on the left side opposite the lock. CONDITION: Very fine. Very good bbl blue mixed with widely scattered very light spotting from surface corrosion. Brass parts have very mellow patina taking on an orange tone. Lock has light case colors in the protected areas blending with patina. Sound stock with very good finish, sharp cartouches and normal handling marks. Crisp mechanics with a bright shiny bore. 4-40852 DS54 (3,000-5,000)

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