Outstanding Spring Firearms Auction
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Auction: March 14th-16th, 2005

Preview: March 12 & 13, 2005

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351

PETHER PERCUSSION FOWLING PIECE. NSN. Cal. 12 ga. 30” part oct bbl. Marked “Pether” on the lock plate with an unreadable marking on top of the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Poor. Bbl has been filed. Ramrod pipes have been broken loose and the front one resoldered. Slivers are missing on both sides of the forearm. Stock has been broken & repaired in the lock area. Entire stock has been refinished with new scratches & dents. Nipple is a replacement. Mechanically functional. 4-54272 X34 (200-300)

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352

MCGILVRAY FINE PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .38. 46-1/4” oct bbl. Marked “A. McGILVRAY” on lock and bbl. The checkering at the wrist is raised above the wood surface and surrounded by incised lines. Breech plug has two gold bands. Bbl escutcheons and sight blade are silver. The ramrod is a replacement. There is a German silver cap box inlaid into the bottom of the stock. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Numerous dents and scratches on the wood, but none severe. Single set trigger requires adjustment. Otherwise the lock is fine. 4-54571 (1,500-2,000)

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353

HUDSON’S BAY IMPERIAL No. 1 FOWLING PIECE. NSN. 20 gauge. 20” part oct bbl. Marked “HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY” on the engraved lock plate and “THE IMPERIAL No. 1” on the top flat of the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with spots of crusty rust and moderate to heavy pitting. Stock has been broken & repaired at the forearm tip, the wrist and around the breech of the gun. Gun has been sanded and varnish shows wear. 4-54144 (1,000-1,500)

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354

PENNSYLVANIA RIFLE WORKS KENTUCKY HALF-STOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .38. 38” oct bbl. The stock has been artificially striped. George Dunlap in Philadelphia owned the Pennsylvania Rifle Works. CONDITION: Rust brown patina mixed with light surface pitting and rust. Stock shows some heat damage to the varnish in the lock area and is possibly repaired. A long scratch on the forearm has been filled and revarnished. Mechanically fine. 4-53750 (750-1,000)

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356

MILSTED FOWLING PIECE. NSN. 10 gauge, 48-1/8” rnd bbl. Marked “MILSTED” on the lockplate, which has been converted from flintlock to percussion using the drum & nipple method. The added breach plug is marked “TENTERDEN”. The bbl ahead of this probably had the same marking but it is now obscured. The rear 1-3/4” of the butt has been replaced with a resulting 14-5/8” pull. The ramrod is also a replacement. CONDITION: Stock retains much of the refinish brown. Stock has other repairs in the area of the lock. Very dirty in the checkering area and has normal dents and handling. 4-53758 FS12 (550-1,000)

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357

YOUNG SWIVEL BREECH KENTUCKY RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .38. 38” oct bbls. Marked “D. YOUNG” atop each of the bbls. The very thin curly maple butt stock has 27 engraved silver inlays & a tiny engraved silver patch box; ramrod is a replacement. Young worked in Middleburg, Penn., from 1816 to 1831. CONDITION: Generally good with smooth brown patina on the bbls. Brass furniture on the butt has been polished. Stock has been cleaned & revarnished. 4-53636 FS26 (1,000-1,500)

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358

HOLT SUPERPOSED RIFLE/SHOTGUN. NSN. Cal. 31/12 ga. 33-3/4” rnd bbls. Marked “J. HOLT. HOWELL, MICH” on the top flat. Judson Holt worked in Howell from 1857 to 1862, moving to Marion, Mich., in 1863 but returned to Howell, where he worked until his death in 1899. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have been cleaned leaving areas of light to moderate pitting. Stock has minor mildew spotting & has also been cleaned. Action is fine. 4-54879 X22 (600-1,200)

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359

RARE SUPERPOSED LOAD OVER/UNDER RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .44/20 gauge, 29-1/4” oct & rnd bbl. Marked “LEWIS . MERZ . / LOCKHAVEN. PA. 1859” on top of the bbl. The right hammer has an extended nose to fire the front load in the top bbl. A swivel nose at the rear can be pivoted to fire the rear load. The date on this combination gun is 20 years earlier than he was known to have worked in Lockhaven. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with moderate pitting at the rear of the rifle bbl. Cracks and repairs around the lock area with refinishing. Left rear side of the stock has light incised carving. Cheek piece has a man in the moon inlay. Mechanically fine. 4-54282 FS18 (1,500-3,000)

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360

SCARCE HOLLIS & SHEATH PERCUSSION DBL BBL SHOTGUN. Cal. 8 bore. NSN. High-grade percussion dbl with 36″ laminated steel bbls, having a wide concave rib with single bead, engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and ribbon engraved “WARRANTED LAMINATED STEEL”. The breech block, top tang, trigger guard and buttplate tang are also beautifully engraved and the breech block has platinum blow out plugs and three thin gold bands. The hammers are also engraved with dolphin heads. The lockplates are game scene engraved with the vignette of a setter and shore bird on the left side and a setter and duck on the right side, along with the maker’s name. The bbl has two iron guides containing the orig brass tipped hickory ramrod. It is mounted in a 1-pc very nicely figured French walnut stock with checkered forestock and straight wrist with smooth steel buttplate. The trigger guard has a pineapple finial and the trigger bow has a small vignette of two flying ducks. The nose pipe is beautifully engraved also. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain traces of orig pattern being mostly a mottled silver & brown patina. Lockplates retain traces of case colors, being mostly a light patina. Trigger guard and buttplate tang retain generous amounts of orig blue. Wood is sound and retains about 85% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, clean smooth bores with light frosting. A beautiful old high grade market gun. 4-53751 (900-1,500)

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361

EUROPEAN, PROBABLY GERMAN DBL BBL PERCUSSION SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. NSN. Early percussion dbl with 31-1/2″ bbls, smooth concave rib with single bead, lightly engraved back action locks & hammers. 1-pc walnut stock secured with a single wedge having a serpentine iron trigger guard with pineapple finial & moderate engraving. The buttstock has a deep European cheek piece with a carved staghead with glass eyes and oak leaves with fish scale checkering on the wrist. It has smooth musket style buttplate and sling swivels. The bbl has two iron guides and an orig looking hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: Overall dark brown patina on the metal with traces of Damascus pattern showing through on the bbls with some scattered crusty rust. Stock is sound showing heavy wear and retains 30-40% orig finish in the sheltered areas with the balance a fine patina. Mechanics are fine. 4-54881 JR196 (400-700)

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362

WILSON DBL BBL SHOTGUN. NSN. Cal. 8 ga. 36” ribbed bbls. The only marking is “R.C.WILSON” on the right side of the butt stock. The locks are nicely engraved with pheasants on the right and partridge on the left. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with scattered surface rust and pitting overall. Wood shows normal wear, heavier on the forearm. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54614 FS68 (1,000-1,500)

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363

BREECH LOADING PERCUSSION SHOTGUN. NSN. 16 ga. 28-1/2” Damascus bbls. The bbls apparently were cut down from an earlier usage as only half of the marking inlaid on the top of the rib remains. The meaning of “Cal. 6” is unknown. The action is much like the Dreyse breechloader in that the bbl cammed forward and then raised by gravity. CONDITION: Gray to blue/gray patina overall with light pitting. Wood has numerous dents and scratches but retains much of the orig varnish. Horn trigger guard is chipped and cracked but still fairly solid. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54608 X31 (500-800)

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364

UNIDENTIFIED PERCUSSION SHOTGUN W/CAST OFF STOCK. NSN. Cal. 16 ga. 28” ribbed bbls. Stock is cast 3” right for use by a right-handed, left eyed shooter. CONDITION: Bbls cleaned to bright with some pitting and surface rust remaining. Breech is battered. Stock has been revarnished. Mechanically functional. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54609 X32 (500-800)

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365

UNIDENTIFIED PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .46. 34” oct bbl. The lockplate is marked “MITCHELL” and there are no other markings on the rifle. There are two rear sights and two front sights mounted on the gun. The replaced ramrod has been artificially striped. CONDITION: Bbl has been draw filed to remove some of the moderate to heavy pitting, which remains on the sights, breach & hammer. Stock has been shattered through the lock and repaired using new wood, screws, nails, and pins. It has also been refinished in that area. Mechanically good. 4-54264 X9 (800-1,200)

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366

TINDELL TARGET RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .50. 47-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “SAMUEL TINDELL 1887” on top. The style of the gun is southern mountain. Tindell is not a listed maker. The sights have been changed several times. The fit of the tangs indicates that this is not the first stock on the rifle. The finger rest is broken on the trigger guard. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with heavy pitting at the breach. Front end of the forearm is made from a different piece of wood and does not fit well. Butt stock has been sanded and refinished. Mechanically good. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54368 X8 (500-800)

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367

PENNSYLVANIA PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. NSN, . Cal. .31. 30-3/4” oct bbl. Marked “P. S. J &. Co / WARRANTED” in an oval on the lockplate, and “HENRY” atop the bbl. The stock is artificially striped in a very unusual pattern, cross-hatched on the forearm with only vertical stripes on the grip. The left side of the butt stock has no striping, while there is curved striping following the contour of the buttplate on the right side. P.S. Justice worked in Philadelphia, and Henry worked in Bolton, Penn., in the 1850’s to the 1870’s, and may have just furnished parts for someone else to make this gun. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light pitting at the breach. Trigger guard has been broken and reattached with a screw at the rear of the bow. Stock has minor repairs in this same area & appears to have been lightly sanded and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-54271 FS19 (800-1,200)

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368

FINE SCHULZ PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .38. 24” oct bbl. Marked “C.A.SCHULZ / SAUK CITY WIS” on the engraved lockplate with matching engraved hammer and tang. The engraved iron buttplate is engraved with the name, “H. Cooper”. The iron trigger guard is also engraved and the walnut stock is checkered at the wrist. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light pitting at the breach. Stock is fine retaining most of the varnish. Small cracks at the lockplate screw and a small repair on the forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-53757 FS10 (1,250-2,500)

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369

CONVERTED GERMAN JAEGER. NSN. Cal. .55. 22-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “Kranach 1747” atop the bbl. Converted from a flintlock to percussion using the drum and nipple method; wooden trigger guard is missing the tailpiece and has been heavily repaired & painted black at the front of the bow. There are bone inlays on the side plate and cheek piece; the one in the sliding patch box is missing. The ramrod is a correct replacement; sling swivels are missing. CONDITION: Gray/blue patina on the metal surfaces mixed with light pitting and surface rust. Wood has been crudely refinished with a heavy coat of varnish; mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54602 X19 (1,000-1,500)

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370

E. LOOMIS PERCUSSION HALF STOCK HUNTING RIFLE. Cal. 45. NSN. Conversion from flintlock with 30-1/4″ medium weight oct bbl, German silver front sight and fixed rear sight. Mounted in a straight grain walnut stock with German silver & brass furniture having a pewter nose cap with rectangular wedge escutcheons, tiny brass sideplate for the single lockplate screw, straight grip, serpentine trigger guard and miscellaneous small inlays in the buttstock. There is a simple 2-pc patchbox on the right side and a brass crescent buttplate. The top of the tang is affixed with a folding rectangular lollipop peep sight screwed directly into the wood. It has a decorated Goulcher lockplate & hammer with tumbler conversion. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains. Metal has medium to dark patina. Wood is sound with some minor repairs and retains most of an old refinish. Hammer spring is either broken or missing. Strong dark bore. 4-54880 JR204 (1,000-1,500)

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371

BOY’S MILITARY MUSKET. SN 186S. Cal. .52. 25-3/4” part oct bbl. The only marking beside the matching serial numbers on bbl and stock is the “Cymn” on the right side of the stock. There is a partial Belgian proof mark on the bbl. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light pitting, heavier around the breach and mixed with chemical toning in the same area. Stock has been cleaned and varnished. Mechanically good. Nipple is a replacement. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54196 FS11 (600-1,200)

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372

BOY’S-TYPE PERCUSSION MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .40. 28” part oct bbl. No visible markings. 12-1/2” pull. Ramrod is a replacement. Probably central-European. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with scattered areas of light surface rust and pitting. Stock is cracked through the lock screw but still appears to be solid and retains much of the orig varnish. Small crack repair at the tip of the forearm. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54195 FS15 (600-1,200)

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373

EXTREMELY RARE JOHNSON FLINTLOCK NEW ENGLAND FOWLING PIECE. NSN. Cal. 64. 49-5/8” rnd bbl with rib. Marked in script “Johnson” on the lockplate. There are no marks or proofs on the bbl. The engraving on the hammer seems to match that on the handmade lockplate. It is the correct lock for the recess in the stock. The bbl has a rib extending to within 4” of the muzzle and has a brass front sight at the front end. The rear sight is missing. The stock is correct with brass furniture. The ramrod appears to be correct with a screw at the bottom end. This is made in the Brown Bess style with large butt and extension on the buttplate. This was sold as lot #182 in the William Renwick auction November 18, 1973, where it sold for $3,000. Johnson is thought to be the Seth Johnson who was working in Massachusetts for the Committee of Safety during the Revolutionary War. We believe this to be the first authentic Johnson sold at public auction in recent years. We have been told that an authentic Johnson was sold privately in recent years for around $30,000. CONDITION: Brown patina with light to moderate pitting on the bbl and lock. Mellow patina on the brass. Stock shows numerous small dents and scratches but is still solid. Lock is working. 4-55006 (10,000-20,000)

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374

POSSIBLY THE EARLIEST NEW ENGLAND KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal. 44. 40-1/2” ribbed rnd bbl. Marked “J*Wright” on the top bbl rib between engraved vines and flowers. The rifle has the horse head patchbox and inlaid silver wire typical of rifles made in central Massachusetts, particularly Worcester, Essex, and Northampton Counties. This is dated 1817 on top of the butt plate, which is considered very early for rifles in central Mass. The patchbox is engraved with a dog chasing a fox upside down on the cover. Line and flower engraving is on other parts with the bridle and bit engraved on horse’s head. There is also a shield, a bird, and an urn on the head of the patchbox, below the horse’s head. CONDITION: Brown patina mixed with light pitting. Surface rust on the bbl and lock. Stock has been repaired, sanded, and refinished but has a good appearance. Mechanically good. 4-55007 X151 (6,000-10,000)

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375

“JL” KENTUCKY RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .45. 42-1/2” part oct bbl, dated 1835 on the sideplate. The left of the stock is incised carved with a “man in the moon” engraved silver inlay on the cheek piece. The 4-pc brass patch box is engraved to match the carving on the left side of the stock. The reconverted flintlock lockplate is marked “R / ASHMORE / WARRANTED”. The initials “J*L” are engraved on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with some live rust on the bbl. There have been some minor repairs to the wood mostly around the half-moon inlays on the forearm, but it is solid and shows a nice tiger stripe pattern. Lock is fine. 4-53638 FS4 (3,000-5,000)

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376

WILSON FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE. NSN. 16 gauge. 40” rnd stepped bbl. Marked “WILSON” on the lockplate, with “RW” and other private proof marks on the bbl. This is typical of the fouling pieces and muskets Wilson exported to America for trade. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with live rust around the touchhole and center of the lock. There is a 2” crack on the right side of butt stock, and several more on the left. Ramrod is replaced. Lock is fine. Mechanically fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54192 FS16 (2,00-2,500)

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377

CASED PETER HARRIS TARGET RIFLE. SN 4499. Cal. 45. 34” oct bbl. The top of the Damascus pattern bbl is matted. Marked “PETER HARRIS / A D 1872” on the lockplate and “Peter Harris, Junr” is painted on top of the case. Both sights are adjustable with no key. The key for the case is present and does operate the lock. The leather-covered case is lined with green baize and contains a swage, a bullet mold, a leather flask, a screwdriver, a nipple wrench and a separate wrench for the patent priming mechanism, which is loose in the case. The cleaning rod has several attachments including a jag, a rnd ball seater, a pointed ball seater, a cleaning tip and a hollow tip. There is also two wood blocks; one containing three bullets and the other two. The nipple wrench, screwdriver and priming mechanism wrench each have pins screwed into the ends. CONDITION: Light casehardening on the lockplate, traces of blue on top of the buttplate and 70% blue on the trigger guard. Wood is generally smooth but has some light dents and scratches. Bbl retains most of the brown finish on the Damascus pattern with some wear on the ramrod channel. Case is scuffed on the outside with a crack under the leather cover on the lid and a tear at the right rear corner. Interior has repairs at both ends of the bbl channel and above the wrist of the gun. These are incorrect repairs done with green velvet. 4-53946 FS297 (5,000-8,000)

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378

NORWICH MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. CAL. 58. 42” part octagonal bbl. Dated 1863 on the bbl and lock. The number 1504 on the stock is from the U.S. Cartridge Company collection. 25,000 of these rifles were made by the Norwich Arms Company of Norwich, Connecticut, during the Civil War. This one has the standard U.S. inspector marks on the bbl and “JG” and “ESA” cartouches on the stock. The 18-1/2” socket bayonet is marked “. / U.S / J”. Probably an assembled piece, the tang appears to be a replacement. Ex Eldon Owens estate. CONDITION: Fine overall with light pitting around the nipple. Wood is very fine with crisp inspector marks and sharp edges that may be an old refinish. Metal appears to have been cleaned. Mechanically fine. 4-55013 JR727 (1,000-1,500)

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379

UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK FOWLING PIECE. NSN. 12 gauge. 44-3/4” rnd bbl. There are no markings on the gun except for some initials scratched onto the left side of the butt stock. The trigger guard is engraved with a basket of flowers. Sling swivels are missing & ramrod is a replacement. Possibly French in origin. The butt is very heavy but of standard style. Not the typical “club”. The lock is early with no bridle for the frizzen. CONDITION: Heavy rust brown patina to iron parts; crusty rust at the breech. Stock has been repaired, sanded & refinished; mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54627 X18 (1,000-2,000)

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380

RARE HARPERS FERRY PRESENTATION MODEL 1816 MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42” rnd bbl. Lock is dated 1829 & has standard Harpers Ferry markings. The wrist and stock near the butt have been checkered. A flying angel with a trumpet is overlaid on the left side of the stock; a presentation scroll is inlaid on the right. An American eagle is inlaid as a thumb piece. There are various initials on various parts including V, R and 5 on the trigger guard; G and 5 on the side plate; 5 on the band retaining springs, lock plate screws, buttplate screws & buttplate; C on the rear bbl band; V on the hammer; M and 2 on the upper jaw; 2, D and V on the frizzen. The bayonet has standard U.S. proof marks. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to armory bright with some new rust forming. Stock has been lightly cleaned and revarnished. Small cracks at the rear of the lock plate & rear lock screw. Frizzen spring is broken but remains in place; otherwise the lock is functional. These presentation military muskets are very rare. 4-54050 FS27 (5,000-8,000)

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381

HALL MODEL 1819 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. NSN. Cal. 52. 32-3/4” rnd bbl. Marked “J . H . HALL / H. FERRY / U S / 1838,” on top of the breechblock. “PP,” is stamped on the left side of the bbl ahead of the rear bbl band, which is pinned. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Appears to be unused retaining 90% bright arsenal brown finish on bbl and receiver. Slightly faded case hardening colors on the breechblock. Stock has a crack and gouge on the left side of the breech lump and a small oil stain running from the breech to the buttplate. Otherwise minor handling, dents and scratches. 4-53879 (4,000-5,000)

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382

HALL MODEL 1819 FLINTLOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .52. 32-3/4” rnd bbl. Early-type with spring retainers for the bbl bands, marked “U. S / S. NORTH MIDl tn / CONN / 1832”. Good “NWP” cartouche on left side of stock. The stock is unusual as it has some fanciness to the grain. CONDITION: All metal has been cleaned to bright with some cleaning marks remaining & light surface rust starting to form. Wood has normal light dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54628 X14 (3,000-5,000)

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383

NIPPES MODEL 1840 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42” rnd bbl. Marked “B.NIPPES / U.S.” on the lockplate in front of the cock, “MILL / CREEK / PA / 1846” on the tail of the lock. The bbl tang is dated 1845. “U.S. / JH / P” is stamped on the upper left quarter of the bbl. “JH” & “WAT” cartouches on the left side of the stock. This gun came from the famous Roebling Collection, and has that tag on the trigger guard. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl & buttplate, light on the lockplate & trigger guard. Stock has normal handling marks. Ramrod, top jaw, and screw are replacements. Mechanically fine. 4-54859 FS7 (2,500-3,500)

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384

BELGIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal.. .70. 37-3/4” rnd bbl. There are no markings except for the “ELG” proof mark on top of the bbl & various numbers atop the bayonet. “B.V.C” issue marks are stamped on the stock, along with script “NL”. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have been cleaned to bright. Lock and bbl are good conversion with some screws replaced. Stock has been repaired, sanded, and revarnished. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54624 X11 (500-800)

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385

KETLAND FLINTLOCK MUSKET W/BAYONET. SN 29. Cal. .65. 39” rnd bbl. Marked “T / KETLAND / & Co.” on the lockplate. Birmingham proof marks at the rear of the bbl with the number “29”, most likely an issue mark, on top of the bbl & “23” on the bayonet. The bayonet has a 14” Brown Bess blade and there is an “H / * / KW & A”. CONDITION: Latch of the bayonet is broken & the frizzen is present but the screw is broken and the spring is missing. Hammer screw is missing also. Lockplate appears to be orig flintlock, although it is incorrectly assembled. Touchhole has been bushed. Stock has numerous small dents & scratches but is solid. Forward bbl pin and both sling swivels are missing. Ramrod is a replacement. 4-53641 FS3 (1,000-4,000)

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386

CHARLESVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. NSN. Cal .70. 34-3/4” rnd bbl. Orig flint lock; numerous initials scratched into the butt. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with heavy crusted appearance to buttplate and trigger guard. Wood is very dirty with some mildew damage, dents & scratches. Mechanically good. 4-53789 X4 (1,500-2,500)

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387

NIPPES MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK PENN. CONTRACT MUSKET. NSN Cal. .69. 43-3/4” bbl. Marked “NIPPES / & CO. / PHILA”, on the tail of the lockplate. The bbl has a sunken “P” cartouche at the rear, followed by “CP 371”. The same marking appears on the left side of the stock above an “LC” cartouche. CONDITION: Very good with even light pitting overall. Stock has several small chips missing along with some light dents and scratching. Lock appears to be the orig flintlock with “K” inspector marks present on the plate, screws, bridle, tumbler, and sear. Inside of the lock is also marked “AY”. Ramrod is a replacement. 4-53910 FS2 (1,500-2,500)

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388

WHITNEY MODEL 1808 MILITIA MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42” rnd bbl. Marked “N. HAVEN” in a scroll on the lockplate in front of the cock; other markings have been added, possibly by the state to whom this was issued. These include “1774” & “U.C.” on top of the bbl; “21.815” & “B” are on the lock plate. The inspector cartouche is visible but not readable. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light surface rust and pitting w/heavier pitting on the buttplate. Chips missing in front of the lockplate and along the bbl tang with repaired slivers on the forearm. Stock has been lightly sanded & varnished. Mechanically good. 4-54049 X20 (1,000-2,000)

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389

NIPPES MODEL 1798 CONTRACT MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .69. 44-3/8” rnd bbl. Marked “NIPPES / & CO / PHILA” on the tail of the lockplate; “V” over the “Eaglehead / CT” cartouche on the upper left rear of the bbl. This is a good reconversion. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Chips around the repairs at the wrist and some dents and scratches remaining after the refinish. Mechanically good. 4-54558 (1,500-2,500)

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390

JOHNSON MODEL 1831 FLINTLOCK MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42” rnd bbl. Dated 1832 on lock and bbl. The “JOHNSON” mark is in a curved half circle below an eagle on the lockplate & has no initials. The “LS” cartouche on the left side of the stock is clear. The bayonet is incorrect and made for a slightly larger bbl. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have been cleaned to bright with scattered light pitting remaining. Stock has normal handling marks with a few dents & gouges on the butt. Mechanically good. 4-54555 FS28 (1,000-2,000)

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391

WICKHAM MODEL 1831 FLINTLOCK MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42” rnd bbl. Dated 1835 on the lockplate and bbl tang. Sharp “TW” cartouche on the left side of the stock, matching the same initials on the bbl. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to armory bright. Stock is fine with sharp edges and only minor handling marks. Mechanically stiff. 4-54554 FS48 (1,000-2,000)

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392

SPRINGFIELD MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .69. 41” rnd bbl. The lockplate has “SPRINGFIELD” in a straight line beneath an eagle head, in front of the cock. There is no date on the lockplate or the buttplate. The bbl has been shortened; ramrod & trigger are replacements; sling swivels are missing. No inspector marks appear on the bbl or stock. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Stock has been broken at the wrist with large chips missing below the lock and at the buttplate. Long cracks running forward from the lockplate and the buttplate. Bbl is a reconversion and some of the lock parts are replaced. Mechanically requires work. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54626 X16 (500-800)

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393

UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .70. 42-1/2” part oct bbl. Faint traces of markings appear on the upper left part of the bbl. The interior of the lockplate is marked “C. BERTALI”. The sear pan, sear spring & screw are all replacements. Several sets of initials have been scratched into the left side of the stock. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina mixed with light pitting overall. Wood has repairs at the wrist and is missing chips around all the pins and screws. Mechanically functional. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54625 X17 (500-800)

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394

EXTREMELY RARE VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET W/REGIMENTAL MARKINGS. NSN. Cal. .69. 44-1/8” rnd bbl. Dated 1806 at the tail of the lock. The number “55” is stamped on the top of the buttplate, side plate, trigger guard, and rear bbl band. The front two bands and the ramrod are replacements. The sling swivels are missing; top of the bbl is marked “VA S1 ST. REGT. FREDERICK”. The reconversion is poor, using an oversized hammer. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with rust and pitting overall. Stock has been broken and repaired in several places. Mechanically functional. 4-54849 (2,500-4,500)

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395

MILITARY-STYLE WHEELOCK MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .50. 31” part oct turned bbl. The lockplate is marked “C1583 / CAROLO MVTTO / MILANO”. There is a St. Andrew’s cross stamped on the right side of the buttstock & an unidentified mark on the bbl, which is followed by lettering that is only partially readable. The trigger guard is a plain iron sheet. CONDITION: Gray patina with surface rust and light pitting. Some repairs to the wood & it has been revarnished. Recently made winding crank has surface rust on the tank blue. Appears to be functional. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54616 X15 (3,000-5,000)

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395A.

FINE FRENCH FLINTLOCK CARBINE. NSN. Cal. .70. 3-1/2” multistage bbl. Finely engraved flintlock has a crane holding a snake in its bill. The sculpted gilt bronze side-plate has a three-dimensional devil’s head in the center. The lockplate is marked inside “..AN – GROI…”. The lock is probably mid-18th century, as is has a bridle on the tumbler but none on the frizzen. A monogram of a crown over three intertwined letters is on the top flat at the rear of the bbl. The bbl has a 16-sided section with flutes forward of the oct section & two graduated rnd sections separated by bands. The trigger guard is engraved with a bust of a jester with exaggerated nose & chin. The stock is an extremely fine piece of burl walnut. CONDITION: Bbl and lock have a smooth gray appearance with scattered very light surface rust. Brass furniture has a dark patina. Stock is fine with only minor nicks and scratches with two short cracks at the rear lock screw. Carving on the stock is fine and shows little wear. 4-54424 FS76 (6,500-10,000)

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396

UNIDENTIFIED DOGLOCK WALL GUN. NSN. 1” cal. 39” oct bbl. Made without a trigger guard, buttplate or other furniture. Rear sight is missing. CONDITION: Heavy rust brown patina on all metal parts. Stock has been broken and poorly repaired at the front end. Lightly cracked but otherwise untouched at the rear. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54617 FS22 (2,000-4,000)

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397

BATE FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUSS. NSN. Cal. .60. 19-3/4” part oct bbl. Unusual with iron bbl and all iron mounts. Marked “BATE,” on the lockplate, but the markings on the bbl, including proof marks, have been obscured by filing. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting except where it has been filed. Wood is cracked & repaired at the front bbl wedge and has been sanded and refinished overall with some dents and scratches remaining. Mechanically good. 4-54423 FS17 (1,000-2,000)

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398

LEFT-HANDED WHEELOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal .40. 28” swamped oct bbl. The lock mechanism and trigger mechanism shows age. The bbl has a plate installed on the right side to repair the orig touch hole, and the touch hole on the left side is mounted in a 5/16” plug with spanner notches, mounted about 1/8” farther forward than it normally would be. The walnut stock has been carved and inlaid in the manner of an early 18th century piece, but the inlays are above the surface of the wood, one missing. CONDITION: All metal surfaces have been cleaned and polished with some signs of pitting on the iron parts. Stock, with various small imperfections, includes small cracks, chips and repairs. Mainspring attachment point on the inside of the box is broken. Mechanism is not functional. 4-54425 (4,500-7,500)

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399

FINE ITALIAN WHEELOCK BLUNDERBUSS CARBINE. NSN. Cal. .60 . 23” part oct bbl. No maker’s markings. Top of the bbl is engraved in Arabesque designs with an overlaid silver bust in the center. The steel mountings are also decorated with raised carved flowers. CONDITION: Bbl has been re-browned to highlight the decorations at the rear. Lock has been cleaned bright. Stock shows extensive repairs in the wrist & hinge area, and the hinge has been permanently fastened in the closed position. Lock appears to be working. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54638 FS23 (4,000-8,000)

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400

EGGERS AIR GUN. NSN. Cal. .25. 18-1/4” part oct bbl marked “S. EGGERS. / N. BEDFORD MASS” on the upper left flat of the bbl. The lever on the right side is pulled upwards and to the rear to cock the mechanism. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with slight traces of orig finish. Stock is cracked through the wrist & at the buttplate and has numerous dents and scratches. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-54295 FS60 (500-1,000)

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401

SCARCE GEORGE SMITH AIRGUN. NSN. Cal. .22. 21” oct bbl. Dbl set trigger, lever on right side is pulled to the rear to cock the air chamber. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall. Checkered stock is good with one small crack on the left side. Mechanically needs work. 4-54294 FS69 (500-800)

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402

ENGRAVED MONTSTORM CARBINE. SN 11964. Cal. .50. 21-1/4” rnd bbl. Marked “Wm MontStorm Patent. / F.A. Braendlin. Maker. London” on top of the bbl between the receiver and rear sight. “F.A. Braendlin. / Maker. London” is marked on the engraved lockplate. The number “18” is stamped on top of the tang. This mechanism is much like the Allin Trapdoor system but is percussion with the cartridge being loaded in the breechblock. The tang screw is replaced. CONDITION: Excellent. 90% blue on the bbl and breechblock, 80% on the action and trigger guard. Wood has sharp checkering but there is a repaired crack on the right side between the lockplate and action. Mechanically fine. 4-54559 FS61 (2,500-4,000)

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403

DERINGER CONVERSION MODEL 1817 RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .54. 36” rnd bbl. Marked “US / H.DERINGER / PHILADa” on the lock in front of the hammer. The ramrod is missing and the nipple is a replacement. “N.J” property mark is on the left side of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Wood has been repaired at the lockplate, sanded & refinished. Mechanically good. 4-54269 X24 (800-1,200)

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404

CONVERTED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1808 MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .69. 44-3/4” rnd bbl. Belgian-type conversion with nipple screwed into the bbl. Nipple & ramrod are replacements. The “US” on the left side of the stock is still visible. Dated 1809 on the lockplate & buttplate. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting. Stock shows repairs on the forearm & around the lock with sanding and refinishing. Mechanically good. 4-54268 FS29 (800-1,200)

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405

PRUSSIAN MODEL 1826 MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .72. 41-1/8” part oct bbl. The lockplate is marked “crown / FW / Saarn / t”. Bbl has issue marks “1.C.93” which appears in small form on most parts. The stock has numerous letter markings on the left side as well as “OHIO” atop the wrist. This last marking has been refreshed due to a burn in that area & refinishing of the stock. CONDITION: Rust brown patina on the bbl with light pitting. Tang is deeply pitted. Lockplate has been heavily cleaned, but light pitting remains. A silver-plate marked “C.A.P.Powis” has been attached to the right side of the forearm. The date 1844 is marked on the right upper flat of the bbl. Stock has a small crack extending forward on top. Mechanically fine. 4-54530 FS21 (500-800)

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406

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1852 CADET MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .52. 40” rnd bbl. Dated 1852 on the tail of the lockplate & 1853 on the tang of the bbl. There are no inspector marks on the stock. The 15-1/4” triangular bayonet is proper for this model. CONDITION: Generally fine with armory bright finish, overall showing slight signs of cleaning. Wood shows more cleaning with some rounding and sanding marks on the left side of the stock. Mechanically fine. Bayonet is also fine. 4-54533 FS52 (2,500-3,500)

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407

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 RIFLED MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1859 at the rear of the lockplate, 1857 at the rear of the bbl. Standard proof marks on the upper left quarter of the bbl. The two cartouches are visible but both have dents across them and are unreadable. The forearm tip is brass. CONDITION: Metal surfaces except the rear sight have been cleaned to bright with fresh rust starting to form. Wood has normal wear with one gouge on the right side of the buttplate. Mechanically fine. 4-54117 FS20 (2,000-3,000)

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408

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1858 on the tail of the lock and rear of the bbl. “SB” & “GAS” cartouches on the left side of the stock along with “WCK” inspector marks. “27-G.” is painted on the right side of the stock. CONDITION: All surfaces are covered with a heavy oil/varnish mixture that obscures some of the markings and disguises the condition; however, the metal appears to be smooth in areas where it has been cleaned. Stock has normal handling marks under the oil/varnish mixture. Mechanically fine. 4-54531 FS51 (1,500-2,500)

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409

TRENTON MODEL 1861 RIFLED MUSKET W/BAYONET & SLING. NSN. Cal. .58. 40” part oct bbl. Standard markings on the lockplate, which is dated 1865; the bbl is dated 1862. “N.J” marks are on the left side of the bbl and left side of stock; there are no inspector marks. The metal surfaces have all been nickel-plated. The numbers “111” have been stamped on the lockplate, trigger guard, forearm tip, buttplate, bbl, and bbl bands. These numbers were probably added post-Civil War. CONDITION: Retains most of the after market nickel-plating. Stock has normal handling marks. Sling is oil soaked but fine. Mechanically good. 4-54453 FS49 (1,000-2,000)

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410

REMINGTON MODEL 1855 CONVERSION OF A FLINTLOCK MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN, .69 cal, 42” rnd bbl. This was originally a Model 1816 flintlock musket and was converted to percussion by adding a new breechblock & a new lockplate containing the Maynard Priming System. A long-range sight was added at the same time. The lock & bbl are both dated 1858, the year of the conversion. The breechblock has new “J.T” inspector mark, while the bbl and stock retain the orig flint lock inspector marks. The bbl also has the New Jersey cartouche on the left side. The 18-1/2” triangular bayonet is unmarked. CONDITION: Generally fine metal covered with a mixture of dirt & dried oil. Stock has minor chips at the tang but otherwise just normal handling marks. Bayonet is bright. Gun is mechanically excellent. 4-54451 FS9 (1,000-2,000)

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411

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42” rnd bbl. Dated 1855 on the tail of the lock and bbl tang. The nipple and ramrod are replacements; the front sling swivel is broken and missing. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting on most metal parts; very heavy at the breach. Stock has been repaired, sanded, and refinished, removing all marks. Mechanically good. 4-54448 X6 (600-1,200)

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412

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLED MUSKET W/BAYONET & SCABBARD. NSN. Cal. .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1864 on the tail of the lockplate. The cartouches are faintly visible but no readable. CONDITION: All surfaces are covered with dried oil & dirt, so it is difficult to tell, but there appears to be much case hardening on the lockplate and hammer. Wood has been lightly sanded, rounding the edges. Bayonet is good. Scabbard is a reproduction. Mechanically fine. 4-54450 FS50 (1,000-1,500)

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413

SAVAGE MODEL 1861 RIFLED MUSKET. NSN. .58. 40” part oct bbl. Standard “SAVAGE R. F. A. Co. / MIDDLETOWN, Ct.” at the front of the lockplate. Dated 1863 at the rear of the lockplate and rear of the bbl. There are no U.S. inspector marks, but the “N.J” state of New Jersey markings are on the left side of the bbl and stock. 25,520 of these were made under contract from 1862 to 1864. CONDITION: All metal except the rear sight has been cleaned to armory bright. Stock has several cracks at the buttplate with normal handling marks elsewhere & has been covered with varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-54575 (1,500-3,000)

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414

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .60. 40” rnd bbl. Dated 1863 on the lock plate. No cartouche is visible on the stock. The nipple, rear sight, and ramrod are replacements. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with moderate pitting at the breech. Stock shows several repairs and has been sanded & refinished. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54630 FS24 (600-1,200)

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415

WHITNEY MODEL 1863 MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .60. 40” part-oct bbl. Marked “E . WHITNEY” on the lockplate. There is a “G” inspector mark on the left flap of the bbl & an “A” on the left side of the sight base. There are no other markings on this musket. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light pitting overall, blending to heavy at the breach. Nipple and ramrod are replacements. Stock has been sanded and revarnished. 4-54452 FS8 (800-1,500)

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416

LAMSON, GOODNOW & YALE MODEL 1863 MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1863 at the rear of the lock plate, which is marked “L.G- & Y. / WINSOR-VT”. The ramrod and rear sight are replacements. There are no visible inspector marks. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate to very heavy pitting. Stock is somewhat battered & has been partially cleaned. Mechanically good. 4-54131 X23 (800-1,200)

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417

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42-1/4” rnd bbl. Dated 1853 on the lockplate & 1848 on the bbl tang. The ramrod is a replacement and the stock appears to be a replacement as it has sharp edges and only initials on top of the comb. CONDITION: Bbl appears to have orig bright finish with scattered light pitting. Balance of the metal has been cleaned to bright with light pitting remaining. Wood is sharp. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54629 X13 (800-1,200)

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418

ALTERED TRYON MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .58. 33” rnd bbl. The Tryon marked lockplate is dated 1844 and the remaining 2-3/4” stub of the bbl is dated 1848. The new forward portion of the bbl is marked “W. M. LARGE”. The cartouches are visible but not readable. The spare nipple remains in the patch box. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Light gray patina on cleaned metal surfaces with darker patina on the brass. Stock has been sanded and revarnished. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54623 X12 (800-1,200)

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419

EXTREMELY FINE REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE & BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .54. 33” rnd bbl. Dated 1863 on the lock and bbl. Retains the spare nipple in the patch box. Sharp “BH” & “HDJ” cartouches on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Excellent, appears to be unused. Brilliant case-hardening colors on the lockplate and bright blue on the bbl. The only flaw is some light pitting at the base of the bayonet blade. Leather on the scabbard retains most of the orig black finish with only light checking. 4-53816 FS14 (4,000-6,000)

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420

FINE SPRINGFIELD OFFICER’S MODEL RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .45/70. 26” rnd bbl. At first glance, this appears to be a Harrington & Richardson replica, due to the extra engraving on the lockplate, hammer, action & buttplate. However, a closer look reveals that the rear sight has the proper Sharps marking on the staff. The breechblock has the early marking with “MODEL 1873 / eagle head / crossed arrows / US.” The inside of the lockplate is marked with “U” and “F” inspector marks. The lock cavity and tang sight cavity show great age. The pewter forearm tip is 3” long and rounded over at the front. The length of the forearm ahead of the bbl band is 3-1/4” as opposed to the 3-3/4” normally found on later guns. The checkering has dbl border. The rear sight is marked with an “R” on both the base & the staff and has the standard graduations up to twelve. The ramrod has the fastening hole in the plated brass tip and has the correct loop at the base. The lockplate screws and escutcheons are also engraved. The Beech front sight is blue instead of the gold normally found on these. CONDITION: Excellent. Bright blue on the bbl and case hardening colors on the breechblock, lockplate, hammer & buttplate. Single set trigger has a smooth front face. Stock has a number of rack scratches above the trigger but otherwise is excellent. Mechanically excellent. Some of the features on this are unusual, but it appears to be an orig gun. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54639 FS73 (30,000-40,000)

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421

SPRINGFIELD OFFICER’S MODEL RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .45/70. 26” rnd bbl. Third type with short base tang sight. Standard scroll engraving on lockplate, hammer, breechblock, upper tang, top of receiver, trigger guard bow & top of buttplate. The nickel-plated pewter forearm tip has matching engraving. Standard markings including “US / MODEL / 1873” on top of the breechblock & “SWP / 1885” cartouche on the left side of the stock. It is equipped with a Freund patent wooden pistol grip and a Beech front sight with a gold sight disc. The cleaning rod is correct but has no finish on the front brass ferrule. CONDITION: 90% thinning blue, worn at the muzzle and turning plum on the bbl & bright blue on the receiver. Faded case hardening colors on the breechblock, lockplate, and hammer. 60% blue on the buttplate and traces on the trigger guard. Stock has numerous dents and scratches & a small crack at the front lockplate screw. Checkering on the forearm is slightly worn. Mechanically fine. 4-54954 FS74 (30,000-40,000)

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422

SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR SHOTGUN. SN 1299. Cal. 20 ga. 26” rnd bbl. Dated 1881 on the breechblock. “SWP / 1885” cartouche on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with moderate pitting on the buttplate. Stock has numerous dents and scratches along with vise marks on both sides of the butt. Mechanically fine. 4-54966 FS155 (1,500-2,500)

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423

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1865 FIRST MODEL ALLEN CONVERSION RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .58. 37” rnd bbl. The lockplate & rear of the bbl retain the orig manufacturing dates of 1865 and 1864. There are no markings on the conversion unit. Sharp “ESA” & “SWP” cartouches on the left side of the wood. CONDITION: Armory bright finish on the bbl, trigger guard, buttplate & bands has turned slightly gray but shows little wear. Attachment bar and sight retain about 80% of their orig blue. Case-hardening colors on the breechblock have silvered out. Wood is excellent with minor handling marks. Mechanically tight. 4-54961 FS55 (3,750-5,250)

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424

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. SN 99744. Cal. 45/70. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Late variety with low arch breechblock, ski jump rear sight. “ESA / 1878” cartouche. CONDITION: 85% blue with heavy bayonet wear at the front of the bbl and considerable scratching at the center. Breechblock has about 70% bright casehardening colors. Breech plug has about 90%. Tang has about 90% of casehardening colors. Lockplate has about 40% blue with traces on the hammer and trigger guard. Stock has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically good. 4-54964 X164 (2,500-3,500)

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425

CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 6513. Cal. 45/70. 22” rnd bbl. Early “MODEL / 1873 / eagle head / crossed arrows / US” on top of the breechblock, and “U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873” on the lockplate. This is the very early style, generally considered to be in the Custer-range. “ESA” cartouche on the left side of the stock behind the saddle rig bar. Long wrist stock. The bbl band has a swivel. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with surface rust and pitting. Faint traces of finish on the receiver. Wood has many dents and scratches and has been partially cleaned. Mechanically fine. 4-54962 (3,500-5,500)

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426

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1870 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 57. SN 973. Usual configuration with 32-1/2″ bbl, barleycorn front sight and ladder style musket rear sight. The breechblock is dated “1870” and the lockplate “1863”. It is mounted in 1-pc stock with two bands and sling swivels without stacking swivel. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal has been restored to bright finish with beautiful orig style polish. Sides of the receiver, breechblock & lockplate were also cleaned but retain a slightly mottled appearance. Stock has usual light handling & use marks and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54193 JR46 (1,000-1,500)

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426A.

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. SN 46504. Cal. 45/70. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Early marks on lockplate and trapdoor. The cartouche is partially visible but not readable. There are issue marks “53 / 29 / SFC” on the comb of the stock and “G. 8th 54.” painted on the left side of the stock. This has the step rear sight and the long wrist stock. CONDITION: 50% blue on the bbl mixed with surface rust and light pitting. Traces of blue elsewhere. Mostly brown patina with light pitting. Stock has some dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-54967 (1,200-1,5000)

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427

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 560205. Standard late rifle with rnd ramrod bayonet, 32-1/2″ rnd bbl, with square base front sight and Buffington rear sight. It has an “1893” dated cartouche on the left side of the wrist and the unit mark “3/K/52” on the top of the wrist. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and all the other metal retain a crusty brown patina that, with a good cleaning, should reveal substantial blue. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks & dings. Some light mildew on the butt and with most of an old varnish finish. Good mechanics, strong dark bore that may clean better. 4-54286 JR76 (750-1,250)

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428

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1877 CADET RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 97257. Usual configuration with 29-1/2″ bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and Buffington rear sight. It has “1873” marked low-arch breechblock and “1873” dated lockplate. The stock, however, along with the rear sight, are of later vintage with the stock bearing an “SWP / 1888” cartouche on the left wrist. It also has the long comb of the later stock. It has its slotted head wiping rod under the bbl. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 85% bright orig blue. Breechblock retains traces of silvered case colors with the balance a mottled silver patina. Lockplate retains about 75% orig blue, dark in the sheltered areas. Stock is sound with usual handling & use marks, several small gouges and five small holes on the right side at the buttplate. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54270 JR50 (1,000-1,500)

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429

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 CADET RIFLE. SN 112105. Cal. 45/70. 29-5/8” rnd bbl. “SWP / 1893” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The Freund pistol grip appears to be a later attachment, as the condition does not match that of the gun. CONDITION: 40% thinning blue on the bbl, mostly a smooth brown patina. Faint traces of case hardening colors on the breechblock. Stock has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-54290 FS63 (600-1,100)

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430

RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1866 ALLIN CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal. 50 CF. NSN. This is one of seldom encountered conversions with 36″ overall bbl length including the breechblock. It has “1866” dated breechblock and “1864” dated lockplate. The bbl has a barleycorn front sight and 2-position musket rear sight. The stock is 1-pc shortened to accommodate the reduced length bbl with the middle band having been discarded and the orig upper band relocated to its proper position. The middle band spring keeper slot has been filled. It has orig sling swivels on the upper band & trigger guard and is accompanied by a slotted head ramrod. CONDITION: All the metal retains a mottled smooth silver/brown patina. Stock shows heavy wear with no evidence of cartouches and has usual light to moderate handling & use marks and retains a fine dark patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some very fine light pitting. 4-54273 JR51 (1,000-1,500)

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431

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 CADET RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. SN 566552. Usual configuration with 29-1/2″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with Buffington rear sight. The breechblock is marked “1873” and the lockplate with usual markings. It has 1-pc stock with two bbl bands with sling & stacking swivels on the upper band and sling swivel on the last type 1-pc trigger guard. It has a button head ramrod. A flat leather sling with brass buckle and stud accompanies it. CONDITION: Bbl retains a plum/brown patina with scattered fine surface rust. Breechblock retains about 75-80% dark case colors and the lockplate about 70% strong blue. Stock, with the usual handling & use marks & dings, retains 60-70% orig finish. Good mechanics, strong bright bore. This was the last model of trapdoor rifle produced. Sling is fine. 4-54284 JR75 (700-1,200)

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432

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1869 RIFLE. SN 38745. Cal. 50. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Dated 1863 on the lock plate and 1870 on the breechblock. A cartouche is faintly visible on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with signs of cleaning and light surface rust. Stock is cracked at the rear of the lock & both lock screws. It has been varnished over dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-54287 X33 (400-650)

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433

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR RIFLE W/TOMPION, BAYONET & SCABBARD. SN 487434. Cal. .45/70. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. CONDITION: Metal has light to very heavy pitting. Stock has been heavily sanded & refinished. Bayonet is very good with 80% blue, and scabbard is matching. Mechanically functional. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54593 X38 (300-500)

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434

ASSEMBLED SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR RIFLE W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal.. .45/70. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. The Model 1863 lock and hammer have been added to a modified model 1873 stock and receiver. The breechblock is dated 1870. CONDITION: Retains much orig blue mixed with crusty rust on the bayonet and traces of blue on the bbl mixed with light surface rust. Action appears to have been painted black. Lock, trigger guard & buttplate have no finish but do have light pitting except the trigger guard, which is heavily pitted. Stock has been repaired on the left side with changes in contour. Wood has been heavily sanded and reoiled. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54592 X36 (300-500)

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435

RARE CONFEDERATE READ & WATSON RIFLE W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .52. 32-3/4” rnd bbl. This rifle has been identified as the J. B. Barrett product in the past, but recent scholarship has shown that they were actually made by N. T. Read and John T. Watson of Danville, VA. They were made using the Hall rifle parts in stock in the Virginia State Militia inventories. The bbl breech, trigger guard & buttplate are easily recognizable as Hall parts. The source of the nickel-plated bayonet is not known and does not quite fit this rifle correctly. Large initials “L . W” have been carved on the right side of the butt and several smaller initials have been stamped on the bottom of the stock, but these are not completely readable. The bbl bands are fastened with springs like the Hall rifles made before 1832. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting, especially on the buttplate. Wood appears to have been revarnished. Nickel-plating on the bayonet is a later addition & about half of it remains. Mechanically good. 4-54532 X25 (15,000-25,000)

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436

TOWER-TYPE CIVIL WAR MUSKET W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .58. 39-1/4” rnd bbl. These muskets, with the eagle holding a shield with a “M” on the lock, are known by various names. Usually called either Blunt & Syms or Holly Springs, they were made in England. This one is dated 1863 on the lockplate and has standard Birmingham proof marks on the upper left side of the bbl. These are generally considered to be Confederate used guns, although no contracts are known. CONDITION: Very good with gray/brown patina on the bbl. Lightly pitted at the bridge. Faded case-hardening colors on the lockplate and hammer. Bayonet is fine. Stock has minor dents and scratches. 4-54447 FS13 (3,000-5,000)

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437

ENFIELD-STYLE PERCUSSION RIFLE W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .58. 39-1/8” rnd bbl. The “CSA” marking on the lockplate & “proof marks” on the bbl and rear sight are spurious. “5-G” is painted on the right side of the stock; some initials are carved on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Light pitting overall. Wood has been sanded and all surfaces have been coated with a heavy grease leaving a brown appearance. Mechanically good. 4-54449 X5 (1,000-2,000)

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438

CASED PAIR OF FRENCH TARGET PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 50. 10-1/2” oct bbl. Both are marked identically with an “N” over a crown and “DONNE PAR L’EMPEREUR” on top of the bbl; “ECOLE NORMALE DE TIR 1859 / 1ER PRIX D’INSTRUCTION” on the left side of the bbl; “A Mr DOUCET / ENSEIGNE DE VAISSEAU” on the right side of the bbl. This pair of pistols was made by “BAILLOT & HEBERARD” whose name is stamped in gold inside the lid. The inscription has the crest of Napoleon III, emperor of France, in the mid-19th century. The inscription reads, roughly, “Given by the emperor to Mr. Duchet, enseign of the ship. First place in the class of the Normale School of Shooting 1859” (the Normale Shooting School was a military school associated with the navy). They are cased in a fine mahogany case lined with green velvet with compartments in the French style. Containing a loading rod, powder flask, combination screwdriver/nipple wrench, cap box, cleaning rod, and mini-style bullet mold with hollow base plunger. CONDITION: Excellent. Overall with light spotting at the muzzle of both bbls but retaining most of the blue. Accessories are fine except the bullet mold plug, which has a replaced handle painted black. Velvet is slightly dirty; there is no key. Case is fine with minor scratches on the top. Lifting plate on the front is missing but easily replaced. Mechanically fine. 4-54344 FS111 (25,000-40,000)

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439

CASED PAIR OF MANTON PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. SN 3257. .60 cal. smooth bore. 10” oct bbls. The accompanying stock is numbered 3257 and appears to have been made long after the pistols. There is a fitting on the back of each pistol for the stock and there is a plug in both. The top of the bbl is inlaid in gold “— MANTON * LONDON —”. The lockplate is marked only “MANTON”. This pair was made originally as flintlock pistols and has been converted to percussion. There are London proof marks on the left sides of both bbls. In an English case with lifting ring on top. There is a Manton label inside the lid. The green felt lined interior has compartments for the bullet mold, patch cutter, nipple wrench, oil bottle, three-compartment flask, mallet, loading rod, cleaning rods, hammer head, key and screw driver. The mallet is wood with leather faces and fits any of the cleaning or loading rods. The screwdriver and bullet mold are marked “DP.” The bullet mold also carries the number 3257 in different dies from that used on the stock. CONDITION: Pistols have been refinished, probably at the time of conversion. They retain much of the thinning brown finish on the Damascus of the bbl. Case hardening colors on the locks are fading but that on the breech plugs are bright. About 50% of the blue on the hammers and trigger guards remain. One pistol has a long sliver replaced on the right side of the forearm and another repair at the front bbl key. This area has also been refinished. Other pistol has a fine crack running from the tail pipe to the front of the trigger guard. Mechanically fine. Case has two repairs on the lid, which has been refinished. Interior is good but slightly dirty. Leather covering on the flask is badly flaked. Other accessories are fine. 4-53949 FS136 (4,000-7,000)

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439A.

CASED PAIR OF ELLIS PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 50. 9” oct bbls marked “WILLIAM ELLIS St JAMES Str London” in one line on top of the bbls. “W . ELLIS” is engraved on both tools. The name “B.H. Tyson” is engraved on both thumb plates. The pistols are equipped with sights, safeties, and set triggers. The ramrods are probably replacements. In an English mahogany case with a brass carrying handle inlaid in the top; the interior is lined with green baize. A paper William Ellis label is in the lid of the case, which contains a flask, oil bottle, bullet mold, nipple wrench, screwdriver, cleaning rod, cap tin, six cast lead balls & a key which operates the lock. CONDITION: Pistols retain about 80% of the fading brown color on the bbls & 80% of the blue on the remaining parts. Wood shows minor handling marks with a short crack at the forearm tip on one and a crack through the bbl key on the other, which also has a gouged “X” in the checkering; mechanically fine. Case lid is broken on the left side and missing the top half of that end. Numerous scratches on the bottom and light scratches and dents on top. Lining is scuffed on the edges and slightly dirty. Inside is a card that states that Ellis operated from 1822 to 1840. Tools appear to be associated. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54729 X46 (3,000-6,000)

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440

CASING CONTAINING TWO FLINTLOCK “DUELING” PISTOLS AND TWO “SECONDS” PISTOLS. NSN. .63 cal. 8-13/16” bbl on the longer pistols. .52 cal. 1-11/16” bbl on the smaller pistols. Marked “—P -BOND -CORN HILL – LONDON—-” on top of the bbls of the longer pistols. The front and rear sights on these pistols were in violation of the “Dueling Code.” The smaller pistols are engraved “P. BOND” on the left side of the frame. “No 45 / CORN HILL / LONDON” on the right. The bbl and frame of one of these small pistols is numbered 1, the other has no number. There are crown over crossed scepters on the small pistols as proof marks and London proof marks on the large pistols with “CROWN / PB” between two proof marks. In an English walnut case lined with suede leather and having numerous compartments containing a two-blade screwdriver, a two compartment flask, a cleaning rod, two bullet molds, a bbl wrench which is slightly oversized for the smaller pistols, a brush, and a spring clamp. There is also a key that operates the lock. CONDITION: Iron parts have been cleaned on all four pistols. Stocks of the larger pistols have been broken, repaired, and refinished. Stocks on the smaller pistols have minor handling marks. Case lid has been broken, repaired, and refinished. Bottom of the case has several cracks running lengthwise. All pistols are functional. 4-53948 X77 (5,000-8,000)

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441

CASE PAIR OF WOGDON & BARTON FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 56. 7-1/8” rnd bbls. These pistols have apparently been modified, as there is a 3” gap between the ends of the bbls and the ends of the compartments in which they fit. In an English wooden case with a brass, carrying handle on top, lined with green baize. The center compartment, which contains an incorrect later flask, has been modified with wood blocks covered with a slightly different color lining. The sear springs and screws have been removed from the guns but are present in one of the covered compartments. The cleaning rod appears to have been cut from that of a shotgun. The screwdriver has two bits. There is no key. CONDITION: Metal cleaned to gray with some new rust forming. Hammer on one has been broken and brazed. A large chip missing in the forearm of one and both are cracked on the forearm. Lid of the case is cracked and it is badly scuffed. Seam on the flask is split. 4-53770 X68 (1,000-2,000)

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442

CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 52. 9” oct bbls. Marked “Johann Christoph. Kuchenreiter” on top of the bbl. A gold cartouche at the rear of the bbl has the Kuchenreiter knight on horseback above the letters “ICK”. The marking on the locks is not completely readable, although the first name is Earnest. The second name begins with an “L” and ends with a “D”. The iron fittings are all engraved with animals. All is in a wooden case with bail on top, lined with green velvet. Fitted in the French style and containing a loading rod, bullet mold, combination hammer/screwdriver/punch, a flask, a powder measure & a tin of caps. Both pistols are equipped with sights and set triggers. CONDITION: Metal surfaces of the pistols have been cleaned to gray but light to moderate pitting remains. Bullet mold is in the same condition but has considerable heat bluing around the cavity. Case is cracked completely across the top with other smaller splits. Key is missing and the lock is broken. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54722 X69 (1,500-3,000)

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443

CASED PAIR OF CAZES PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 48. 9-3/4” oct Damascus bbl. Marked “Cazes a Paris” in an oval on the lockplate. Light engraving on most of the larger parts except the bbl. There is a shell carving at the tip of the forearms and leaf carving around the bottom of the grip. In a burl veneer case lined with green baize and fitted in the French style. Containing a screwdriver, mallet, powder flask, oil bottle, combination jag/worm, bullet mold & cleaning rod. There is one empty compartment in the case. The key and lock escutcheon are missing. Equipped with sights and single set triggers. CONDITION: Good Damascus pattern remains on the bbl, but little of its finish. Bright case hardening on the buttcap and good blue on the trigger guards. Stocks have light handling marks. Mechanically fine. Case has some repaired flakes on the top & the lid is slightly warped. Flask is fine. Bullet mold is battered with rust spots overall. Cleaning rod is incorrect. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54721 X70 (1,500-3,000)

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444

CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN SNAP BAYONET FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. NSN. 3-1/2” blunderbuss bbls. Cal. 45. 2-1/4” blades on the bayonets. All encased in a walnut case with purple velvet lining. The recessed lining is done French-style with fitted compartments with the combination bullet mold & ball-seater; powder flask and two covered compartments, one of which contains a key, are also features. There is a “crown / AF” proof mark on the right side of each bbl indicating manufacture by Francotte. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina on the pistols. Moderate pitting on the bullet mold. Flask retains about half the finish & has dents on both sides & has a 2” split on the seam. Interior velvet is very dirty and has some rust stains at contact points. Exterior of the case is solid but the lid is warped. Lock is broken & the key escutcheon is missing. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54730 FS97 (1,000-2,000)

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445

CASED PAIR OF ALLEN POCKET RIFLES. SN 71. .31 cal. 7” part oct bbls. Both are marked “E.ALLEN / GRAFTON / MASS” at the front of the top strap and “POCKET RIFLE / CAST-STEEL / WARRANTED” at the rear end of the top strap. They are cased in a wooden block with a cleaning rod, powder flask, cap tin, cap box, wad of tow, bullet mold, and key that operates the lock. Except for the orig, cleaning rod all other items are associated. One of the serial numbers has a period after it, indicating that it was originally made as a pair. These pistols were sold by Allen for $4 a pair in 1836. CONDITION: Gray patina overall, normal handling marks on the wood. Handle of the cleaning rod has been refinished. Box is good. Mechanically good. 4-53947 X84 (2,500-4,000)

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446

COMMEMORATIVE PITCAIRN FLINTLOCK PISTOL. SN 264. Cal. 52. 7” multistage bbl. The plaque on the left side of the grip is marked “Lexington / April / 19 1775.” Major Pitcairn used a pistol similar to this to fire the first shot of the American Revolution. This replica is in a case with a gold tooled leather top, reading “THE / PIRCAIRN PISTOL”. An aluminum plate inside the blue lined case states that it was authorized by the Whitney Armory museum. CONDITION: Externally new with a patch of rust inside the bbl. Key works the lock. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54824 FS96 (500-1,000)

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447

RARE COCHRAN TURRET PISTOL. SN 62. Cal. 40. 4-3/4” part oct bbl. Marked “C. B. ALLEN / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” on the top strap. Matching numbers on the bbl, frame, and seven-shot cylinder. There is a copper star separating the nipples on the bottom of the turret. A pivoting rear sight latches the top strap. This one has a silver shield at the rear of the cylinder, which extends to the bottom and rear of the frame. The under hammer mechanism is standard. The walnut grip has a rectangular German silver nameplate at the rear. The bbl is rifled. The cylinder is revolved by hand. CONDITION: Even, light surface rust and pitting overall. Front sight has been flattened. There are pits and considerable tarnish on the shield behind the cylinder. Grip has been cleaned and revarnished. Mechanically fine. 4-53962 X60 (5,000-8,000)

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448

RARE COCHRAN TURRET PISTOL. SN 96. Cal. 40. 5-3/16” part oct bbl. Marked “C. B. ALLEN / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” on the top strap. Matching numbers on the bbl, frame, and seven-shot cylinder. There is a copper star separating the nipples on the bottom of the turret. A turning rear sight latches the top strap. This one has a German silver shield at the rear of the cylinder, which extends to the bottom of the frame. The under hammer mechanism is standard. The walnut grip has a rectangular German silver nameplate at the rear. The bbl is rifled. The cylinder is revolved by hand. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with widely scattered spots of surface rust. Grip has minor dents and scratches and retains much of its varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-53963 X61 (5,000-8,000)

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449

ENGRAVED COCHRAN TURRET PISTOL. SN 47. Cal. 38. 5-1/8” part oct bbl. The shield at the rear of the cylinder and the grip are made of brass, with the left side removable. Marked “COCHRANs / PATENT / eagle / C. B. ALLEN / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” on the top strap. Also has a safety that turns across the hole in the frame for the nose of the hammer. CONDITION: Brown patina with light pitting overall. Dark patina with some light spotting on the grip. These brass grip Cochrans are extremely rare with only a few specimens known. Mechanically fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54171 FS103 (10,000-15,000)

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450

ALL BRASS COCHRAN-TYPE PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 42. 4-1/8” part oct bbl, 8-shot cylinder. Consignor felt this might be a patent model. The bbl is smooth bored. The bbl and frame are cast in one piece, and the guard is cast as a separate piece. The cylinder is also brass with the nipple separators made as part of the cylinder. The cylinders are only partially drilled. CONDITION: Much staining to the brass & light surface rust on the top strap. Grip has a repair at the top of the right side and a crack from the tang screw to the bottom. Mechanically fine. 4-53964 X62 (2,000-4,000)

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451

LINDSAY COMMERCIAL MARTIAL SIZED TWO SHOT PISTOL. SN 114. .42 cal. smooth bore. 8-1/2” part oct bbl. Marked “LINDSAY’S / YOUNG – AMERICA / PATENT’D.OCT. 9. 1860” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with surface rust and pitting. Frame has a dark patina with moderate green patina at the top. Grips have been cleaned but not refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-54504 FS141 (2,500-3,500)

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452

LINDSAY TWO SHOT MARTIAL SIZE PISTOL. NSN. .37 cal. rifled. 8-7/16” part oct bbl. Marked “LINDSAY’S / YOUNG – AMERICA / PATENT’D. FEB. 8 1859 / PATENT’D.OCT. 9. 1860” on top of the bbl. The lack of serial number and the different marking and cal. indicates that this is possibly an experimental or transition pistol, made before the standard Marshal size. CONDITION: 50% thinning blue on the bbl and trigger. Bright case hardening on the hammers. No finish on the frame. Grips have small dents and scratches but retain most of their varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-54503 FS140 (3,000-5,000)

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453

LINDSAY YOUNG AMERICA DERINGER W/O.B. & ACCESSORIES. SN 23. Cal. .41. 4” irregular flat-sided bbl. Light engraving on frame and sides of bbl. The black cardboard box also contains a correct brass bullet mold, a loading plunger, a powder flask & eight cast balls. The inside of the lid has an instruction sheet showing the pistol and the unusual balls that are required for loading two loads in the single bbl. CONDITION: 75% brilliant blue on the bbl mixed with spots of light surface rust and light to moderate pitting. About half the silver remains on the frame. Grips retain about 85% of the orig varnish. Cardboard box is scuffed on the outside but is still solid. Bullet mold has a few spots of corrosion. Loading rod has some light pitting. Powder flask has several light dents. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54210 FS83 (4,000-6,000)

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454

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE. SN 9 (gun), and SN 1 (stock). .62 cal. smooth bore. 12” part oct bbl. Dated 1855 on lock and bbl tang. No visible inspector marks. CONDITION: Metal heavily cleaned and covered with grease. Markings on lock plate are still sharp. Stock is a loose fit. Wood has been repaired, sanded and refinished. The feed arm of the priming mechanism has been replaced. Partially functional. 4-54484 X81 (3,000-5,000)

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455

RARE CONVERTED SPRINGFIELD FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. NSN. Cal. .69. 10-7/8” rnd bbl. Dated 1815 on the lock plate and 1818 on the rear of the bbl. There is a “CT” cartouche on the left flat of the stock & an “RC” inspector mark at the base of the grip; also a “K” on the conversion hammer, which appears to be a gunsmith type rather than arsenal. CONDITION: Heavy coating of dirt, rust & oil on metal parts that will probably clean better. Stock is broken through the wrists and missing two chips on the right side. Mechanically crisp. Ramrod is a replacement. 4-54501 FS86 (1,100-2,200)

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456

ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MARTIAL PISTOL. NSN. .54 cal. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Dated 1847 at the tail of the lockplate and top of the tang. “W.A.T” and “NWP” cartouches on the left counterplate. Various inspector marks on other pieces. CONDITION: Fine. Overall mostly bright finish with scattered specks of light pitting. Edges of the wood are sharp. Mechanically fine. 4-54488 FS138 (800-1,500)

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457

ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. Fine military pistol with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass front sight, brass furniture, captive rammer, mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock. The bbl and lockplate have usual markings with “1849” dated lockplate & tang. The stock has the outline of cartouche on the left side flat. CONDITION: Fine. Has been cleaned to bright metal with the wood lightly sanded. Mechanics are crisp, moderately pitted bore. 4-54306 JR650 (1,250-2,250)

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458

BISCHOFF PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 52. 11” oct bbl. “E BISCHOFF” is inlaid in silver on top of the bbl. “AUGSBURG” is engraved on the lockplate. There are two silver bands at the front of the bbl and one at the front of the breech plug. The number 1, identifying it as one of a pair, is inlaid in silver on top of the breech plug. The sideplate consists of two dolphins swimming away from the screw. Equipped with wrench-adjustable rear sight and single set trigger. CONDITION: Fine overall. 90% thinning blue on the bbl and fading case hardening colors on the breech plug and lock. Trigger guard and butt cap have faded to silver. Stock retains most of its orig varnish but has some scratches and dents. Mechanically fine. 4-54935 FS108 (1,250-1,750)

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459

PAIR OF SPRING BAYONET PERCUSSION PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 69. 5-3/4” oct bbls. The bbl on one is marked “Guiseppe” and the other is marked “Conetti”. The noses of the hammers are shaped like an animal. There is light engraving on most metal. The cap boxes are in the shape of a shell. CONDITION: Metal has a gray patina except the hammers, which appear to have some heat blue. Frame and trigger guard on one of the pistols also has this heat blue. Springs on the bayonets are very strong and have bent both trigger guards. Stocks have minor handling marks. 4-54934 X65 (1,500-2,500)

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460

FINE OSBORNE SUPERPOSED BELT PISTOL. NSN. .58 cal. 6-1/4” ribbed bbls. Marked “CHAs OSBORNE . LONDON” on top of the bbl. The frame is completely covered with light scroll engraving. The hammer, trigger guard, and butt cap have lighter scroll engraving with borders. The swivel on the ramrod is also engraved. CONDITION: Bbls and under rib have been cleaned to gray with some light pitting. Frame and hammers are fine. Belt hook on the left side of the frame matches the bbls. Stock has a short crack as the rear of the upper tang, and evidence of a small repair at the base of the lower tang. Mechanically fine. 4-54983 FS119 (1,200-1,500)

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461

PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL. NSN. .20 cal. 8” oct bbl. Marked “R.N.SEWARD” on the lock screw escutcheon. Late single screw import lock, rifle sights. CONDITION: Gray patina overall. Checkered fancy walnut stock is fine. Mechanically fine. 4-54943 FS142 (750-1,250)

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462

PAIR OF RARE TAP ACTION PERCUSSION SUPERPOSED PISTOLS. NSN. .42 cal. 3-1/4” rnd bbls. There are no markings or proof marks on these pistols, and they are probably converted from flintlock. One nipple is inserted in the frame to fire the top bbl and another in the pivoting pan to fire the bottom bbl. The nose of the hammer has slightly differing levels to fire either one or both of the charges. The stock is inlaid with silver wire and checkered around the butt. CONDITION: Bbls appear to have been re-browned. Balance of the metal is gray with light pitting and some surface rust. Sliding safety on one is cracked. Wood of the same pistol is battered around the stock pin and is missing about half the wire inlay. Other stock has been repaired and refinished and is likewise missing much of the silver wire. Mechanically good. Top nipple on the ladder is broken. 4-54932 FS118 (1,000-2,000)

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463

CONVERTED FRENCH PERCUSSION PISTOL. NSN. Cal. .69. Multi-groove rifling, 8-5/8” swamped oct bbl. “Duc a Paris” is inlaid in silver on top of the bbl. There is a French proof mark on the left side of the bbl, but it is illegible. The rear of the lockplate is engraved with a feeding crane & birds also on the trigger guard and buttplate. The front of the trigger guard is a monumental urn. All other fittings are also engraved. The front bbl key is a replacement. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned to bright. An apparent flaw in the Damascus about 2” back from the muzzle. Stock has been broken at the front and poorly repaired. Also cracks between the lock screws. Adding a new breech plug to the bbl and welding the lockplate did conversion. Front of the ramrod is missing a large chip. 4-54933 X44 (500-1,000)

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464

ASSEMBLED PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL. NSN. Cal. .30. 14-1/2” oct bbl. The rifle trigger guard has been bent at a steep angle to fit the saw handle grip. The only marking is on the adjustment screw for the rear sight. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with moderate pitting on the iron parts. Dark patina on the pewter and brass. Stock appears to be refinished. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54805 X40 (300-500)

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465

EXTREMELY RARE & EXQUISITE J.M. JONES DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 38. 3” oct bbl. Jones was one of the very few black American gunsmiths. He worked in London, Ohio, in the mid-19th century but finished his career in Toronto, Canada. The workmanship on this pistol is almost beyond belief. Note the close up of the dog head engraved on the breechblock between the two gold lines & the extremely fine scroll-engraving elsewhere. The thumb plate and front sight are also gold. The trigger guard, escutcheons, forearm tip, sight plate, butt cap, and plate under the bolster are engraved with fine scrolls and leaves. There is a platinum plug in the bolster. The bbl started out oct but has been rounded off at the muzzle to look more like the Philadelphia product. “. J. M. JONES.” is engraved on the top of the bbl. The bbl is actual Damascus steel, not the simulated product used by Henry Derringer. Only a handful of these are known. CONDITION: Extremely fine with little wear. Slight thinning of the brown on the bbl. Lock, hammer, and breech plug have turned dark with only hints of case hardening colors showing. Stock shows minor dents and scratching with some light crackling to the varnish. Mechanically fine. 8-76110 FS100 (10,000-20,000)

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466

SILVER MOUNTED LINCOLN SIZED DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 38. 1-7/8” bbl, 2-1/2” including breech plug. Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and breech plug. The trigger guard, sideplate, thumb piece, bolster plate, bbl escutcheon & forearm tip are solid silver. There are silver bands around the breech plug that also has a modified starburst “P”. The German silver cap box in the butt has an iron door. CONDITION: 80% brown on the bbl with considerable visible streaking, but no gold remains. Bands on the breech plug are heavily tarnished, and there is some evidence of cleaning in that area. Stock is cracked between the front cap box screw and the rear trigger guard screw, but retains about 90% of the varnish. Mechanically fine. 8-76108 X52 (4,000-6,000)

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467

SILVER MOUNTED LINCOLN SIZED DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 38. 1-7/8” bbl, 2-1/2” including breech plug. Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and breech plug. The trigger guard, side plate, thumb piece, bolster plate, bbl escutcheon & forearm tip are solid silver. There are silver bands around the breech plug, which also has a modified starburst “P.” The German silver cap box in the butt has an iron door. CONDITION: 80% brown on the bbl with considerable visible streaking, but no gold remains. Bands on the breech plug are heavily tarnished, and there is some evidence of cleaning in that area. Stock is cracked between the front cap box screw and the rear trigger guard screw, but retains about 90% of the varnish. Mechanically fine. 8-76107 X53 (4,000-6,000)

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468

SILVER MOUNTED DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 38. 1-3/16” bbl (1-11/16” including breech plug). Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and bbl. Marked “N. CURRY & BRO / SAN FRANCo CALa / AGENTS” on top of the bbl. The breech plug has German silver bands and the sunburst “P” and German silver mounts including the cap box in the butt. CONDITION: Mostly smooth brown patina on the iron parts. Small crack on the left side of the forearm at the bbl key escutcheon. About 90% of the r-varnish remains. Mechanically fine. 8-76105 X54 (2,500-4,000)

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469

FINE PEANUT SIZE HENRY DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 38. 15/16” bbl (1-1/2” including breech plug). Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and breech plug. The latter also has the sunburst “P” on the upper left flat. The German silver mounts are engraved to match the lockplate and hammer, except the butt cap and thumb piece, which have lines around the edge & the replaced forearm tip, which is not decorated. CONDITION: Traces of the striping remain on the bbl with gold fleck appearing only on the right side. Hammer shows some flash but the lockplate and tang are slightly dull. Stock has about 40% of the varnish remaining. Mechanically fine. 8-76103 X50 (4,500-6,500)

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470

SLOTTER DERINGER WITH CALIFORNIA AGENT MARKING. SN 99. Cal. 39. 1-3/8” bbl (2” including breech plug). Marked “SLOTTER / & Co PHILa” on the lockplate and breech plug. Also marked “MADE FOR / R. LIDDLE & Co / SAN FRANCo CALa” on top of the bbl and “WART / STEEL” on the upper right side of the bbl. German silver mounts. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with hints of color on the lockplate and breech plug. Stock is cracked through the bbl escutcheon but retains about half of its varnish. Mechanically fine. 8-76106 X57 (1,000-2,000)

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471

RARE J. P. LOWER PEANUT SIZE DERINGER. SN 7. Cal. 40. 1” bbl (1-1/2” including breech plug). Marked “SLOTTER / & Co PHILa” on the lockplate. The breech plug is unmarked. The top of the bbl is marked “J. P. LOWER” and the side of the bbl is marked “WART / STEEL”. Engraved German silver mounts. CONDITION: Traces of striping on the bbl, and colors on the breech plug; otherwise gray patina. Stock appears to be refinished but no repairs are visible. Mechanically fine. 8-76104 X58 (2,500-4,000)

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472

SILVER MOUNTED DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 41. 1-5/16” bbl (1-15/16” including breech plug). Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and breech plug. The breech plug has the sunburst “P” but no bands. The thumb piece is missing. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with scattered dents and light pitting. Stock is cracked at the rear of the bbl tang and at both escutcheons. Worn on the high spots with only traces remaining. Mechanically fine. 4-52101 FS101 (500-800)

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473

SLOTTER DERINGER WITH CALIFORNIA AGENT MARKING. SN 1. Cal. 47. 2-1/8” bbl (2-13/16” including breech plug). Marked “SLOTTER / & Co PHILa” on the lockplate and breech plug. Also marked “MADE FOR / R. LIDDLE & Co / SAN FRANCo CALa” on top of the bbl and “WART / STEEL” on the upper right side of the bbl. Silver mounts except German silver cap box in the butt. There is also a gold band at the rear of the breech plug. The rear of the bbl and upper left of the breech plug are engraved in sparse scrolls to match the hammer and lockplate. CONDITION: Traces of orig brown on the bbl, mostly gray patina overall. There is a crack at the rear of the bbl but the stock retains over half of the orig varnish. Mechanically fine. 8-76109 X59 (2,500-4,000)

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474

DERINGER PISTOL WITH SOUTHERN AGENT MARKINGS. NSN. Cal. 42. 3” irregular bbl. Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and breech plug. The bbl is marked “LULLMAN & VIENNA / MEMPHIS, TENN”. The German silver fittings are all engraved except the forearm tip. German silver bands on the breech plug with the sunburst “P” on the upper left flat. CONDITION: Traces of striping on the bbl but no gold fleck remains. Casehardening colors on the hammer and breech plug have mostly turned dark. There is a crack from the left bbl key escutcheon running to the tip of the forearm. Stock retains about 70% of the orig varnish. Mechanically fine. 8-76111 X51 (4,000-6,000)

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475

GOLD BANDED SILVER MOUNTED DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 44. 2-13/16” bbl (3-9/16” including breech plug). Marked “MANd FOR / HYDE & GOODRICH / AGENTS N.O” on top of the bbl. Also marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA” on the lockplate and breech plug. The breech plug has gold bands on both ends and the sunburst “P” on the upper left flat. Also notice the shape of the bolster. The ramrod is broken off in the channel. The sideplate, trigger guard & escutcheons are silver. The forearm tip, butt cap, thumb plate, and front sight are German silver. There is a cap box in the butt cap. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with spots of surface rust and light pitting. Stock is cracked between the tip of the trigger guard and the tip of the forearm cap. Bbl key is a replacement. Mechanically needs work. 8-76112 X56 (3,000-5,000)

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476

BELGIAN COPY OF DERINGER PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 36. 1-11/16” bbl (2-5/16 including breech plug). Marked “B. KITTREDGE & CO” in an arc over “CIN.O” on top of the bbl. The breech plug has silver bands but no markings. There is a Belgian tower proof mark on the upper right side of the bbl. German silver furniture. CONDITION: Iron parts cleaned to gray with light pitting overall. Stock has been revarnished. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52121 FS102 (550-850)

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477

LOT OF THREE PISTOLS. (1) Unidentified flintlock pistol with 7-1/4” brass bbl, .50 caliber. There is an unreadable maker’s mark on the lock plate, possibly Shepherd. The proof marks on the bbl have been polished off. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Dark patina on all metal with considerable corrosion inside the bbl. Stock has been broken and repaired. Mechanically needs work. (2) St Etienne conversion pistol in .69 caliber with 6-3/8” bbl. Converted to percussion by the Belgian method. The trigger is replaced and belt hook is missing. CONDITION: Some of the old reblue remains. Stock is chipped and cracked. Mechanically functional. (3) Indian copy of Tower Model 1842 pistol. Cal. .58. 6” rnd bbl. CONDITION: Moderate pitting overall. Hammer is an incorrect replacement, as is the swivel in the butt. Trigger screw is missing. Stock has a number of vise marks at the front end. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54661 FS84 (600-1,200)

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478

NORTH MODEL 1816 CONVERTED PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 56. 9” rnd bbl. Converted using the drum and nipple system. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting overall. Stock is cracked and repaired below the lockplate & cracked but not repaired on the sideplate with minor chips. Mechanically functional. 4-54440 X66 (500-800)

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479

CONVERTED JOHNSON MODEL 1836 MARTIAL PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 54. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Gunsmith conversion using the drum and nipple method with flintlock parts removed and a homemade hammer added. Other parts are unchanged. The inspector marks are visible but not readable. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with moderate pitting at the breech. Stock has minor cracks but no losses. Numerous dents and scratches. Mechanically good. 4-54500 X47 (300-500)

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479A.

NORTH MODEL 1826 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. .54. 8-5/8″ rnd bbl. Dated “1827” on the tail of the lock. Marked “U.S. / S NORTH” on the lockplate in front of the hammer. The belt hook, hammer, frizzen and internal lock parts do not have inspector marks except the bridle screws which are mismatched, appears to be an old reconversion. The pan has not been finished and covers up the lower portion of the touchhole. CONDITION: Metal parts have been cleaned but some light pitting remains. Wood has been lightly sanded and refinished. Action is fine. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52124 (1,000-1,500)

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480

EXTREMELY RARE PAIR OF MATCHING-NUMBERED COLLIER FLINTLOCK REVOLVING PISTOLS. SN 82. Cal. .48 smoothbore. 6-5/16” oct bbls with ribs. Both of these are the hand-revolved variety that is gas-sealed at the rear of the bbl when the hammer falls. The lockplate is marked in Old English script, “E.H.Collier 82 Patent” below the hammer & in front of panoply of arms. The top of the bbl is marked “E.H. Collier / 82 London.” There are rollers on both of the frizzens. The frizzens contain an automatically revolved powder rotor for priming the pans, worked by a spring-loaded lever operating on their left sides. There is a lid on top of the frizzen that can be turned to the side to load the powder chamber in each frizzen. The bbl, frame, lockplate, coverplate & priming chamber cover at the rear of the cylinder are all finely engraved. The rear of the iron rib under the bbl is checkered. The engraved flashguard is removed by pulling straight down. It covers the mouths of the four chambers not lined up with the bbl. The rosewood ramrods have turned brass ends. There is an engraved solid silver hunter’s star on the left side. The second pistol is identical except for the ramrod, which is an almost exact copy. These guns are usually identified with early Colt guns as they are a predecessor of modern (percussion) revolvers and are thought to have inspired a young Sam Colt duringa youthful voyage to England. Colt did have a Coloier in his personal collection at the time of his death. CONDITION: Extremely fine. 90% blue on the trigger guards, 50% on the top of the action. Faded case hardening on the lockplates. There is also blue on the frizzen springs and operating parts of the frizzen. Front of the flashguards has about 50% blue. Chambers & bbls appear to be unfired, as they are bright. No finish on the bbls but the Damascus pattern is strong. Some light pitting on the top strap in front of the cylinder. 4-53911 (125,000-150,000)

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482

EXTREMELY FINE PAIR OF 17TH CENTURY COMINAZZO FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. NSN. .65 cal. 15-1/4” multistage bbls. Marked “*LAZARINO*COMINAZZO*” on top of each bbl and “Lerme In Brescia” on the lockplates. Most of the metal work is fine, pierced Brescian steel with the balance sculpted with three-dimensional figures, including grotesque masks on the butt caps, whimsical dragons on the sideplates, butts & forearm caps. The decorations on the lockplates and trigger guards also include the same whimsical dragons. There are matching flowers on the hammer screws and ramrod tips. The tip of the top jaw and back of the frizzen have raised relief decorations. The bbl has a 3-1/4” fluted oct section at the rear followed by a sculpted 2” section, seven turn rings with the balance being round. The stocks are a burled fruitwood and there is a joint just behind the tail pipe in the stock, but carving and stamping cover it. The quality of the work indicates that it was made this way, and it is identical on both pistols. CONDITION: Light gray patina overall with little sign of wear. Wood has minor storage marks. Mechanically fine. 4-53766 (30,000-50,000)

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482A.

REPRODUCTION COLLIER REVOLVER. .44. rifled 7” oct bbl with top rib overlapping the sides of the top flat and riveted onto the top of the bbl. This is a reasonably good copy, obviously made from photographs, as some of the minor details are incorrect. The lockplate and stock are too large for the size of the pistol. The mechanism has both physical and mechanical differences. The trigger guard was adapted from another gun. The serial number on the lockplate does not match the one from the bbl. The cover plate on the front of the cylinder is missing. CONDITION: Most metal has been cleaned to a gray appearance. Silver Star inlay on the left side of the stock is shaped wrong, has one broken tip and another glued in place. Stock has numerous dents and scratches. Mechanically needs work. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54800 X64 (1,000-2,000)

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483

FINE PAIR OF WILLETS SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 67. 12-3/8” rnd brass bbls. The lockplate is marked “WILLETS” inside a fancy border. The silver marks carry the proof marks of Charles Freeth & have the “H” date signifying 1780-1781. There is raised carving around the bbl tang. The ramrod has a horn tip and an iron worm on the other end. CONDITION: Generally fine. Little wear to the metal parts. Engraving on the silver is still sharp. One pistol has a small crack above the front of the lockplate, and both have minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-53787 (7,000-10,000)

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484

FINE PAIR OF WILSON SILVER MOUNTED FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 56. 9-1/4” rnd bbls. These pistols are marked only “WILSON” on the lockplates. The bbls are not English and thus have no proof marks. The hallmarks on the silver are those of London silversmith John Alderhead. The “C” date is for 1738. Wilson could have been any of several makers who signed only with his last name. The Spanish Damascus bbl has ribs running lengthwise, decorated with gold stars and other highlights. The loading rods have ivory tips; the reversible worm on the end of one is missing. The locks have safeties. CONDITION: Guns were reconverted to flint. At that time ¾” of the breech was replaced with a patent breech at the time the sections were reconfigured & gold inlayed to be compatible with the remainder of the bbl. Smooth brown patina with some evidence of chemical toning on the lockplates. Stock on one has a gouge out of the beaver tail at the rear of the lockplate & both appear to have been refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-53788 FS105 (4,000-6,000)

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485

PAIR OF KNUBLEY FLINTLOCK DBL BBL PISTOLS. NSN. .60 cal. smooth bore. 6-1/2” ribbed bbls. Marked “KNUBLEY” on all four lockplates and “LONDON DU-4494” on the rib of one and “4493” on the other. “DU” stands for the Dublin police registration location, as all pistols in Ireland were required to be registered in the 19th century. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall, except bbls, which have been heavily cleaned removing part of the marking on one. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54779 FS144 (3,500-6,500)

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486

PAIR OF PARISIS FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. NSN. .48 cal. 9-3/8” ribbed bbls. Marked “Parisis aix L’achapelle” on top of each bbl rib in front of three cartouches. The top cartouche has “P” and “A” on either side of a scepter, the second has a crown over a “P” and the third has a rampant lion. A three-blade folding sight is mounted on the bbl tang and stock attachment fixtures are in the grip of each stock. Both have set triggers. Both ramrods are replacements. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered spots of moderate pitting. Both stocks have crack and repairs and have been refinished. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54711 FS151 (1,500-2,500)

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487

ORNATE FRENCH FLINTLOCK PISTOL WITH SNAP BAYONET. NSN. .52 cal. 4” oct bbl. Marked in script “Dumarest Pallon” on top of the bbl. The blade is 2-3/4” long. Both sides of the frame are engraved with forest scenes. There is a running deer on the left side but only a tree is visible on the right due to the catch for the bayonet. The stock is chiseled with leaves around the edges and inlaid on the flaps with silver vines and leaves. There are wolves’ heads on both sides of the hammer. The silver butt cap has a head on the base. CONDITION: Metal is bright with widely scattered specks of light surface rust. Wood is sharp. Mechanically fine. 4-54876 FS121 (1,000-2,000)

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488

WALLIS FLINTLOCK POCKET PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 45. 1-5/8” rnd bbl. The frame, bbl & butt cap are German silver and all are engraved. “WALLIS” appears on the left side of the frame and “HULL” appears on the right. London proof marks are on the bottom of the frame. CONDITION: Rust brown patina on the iron parts; medium to dark patina on the German silver. Small bruise on the right side of the stock and another in the center of the thumb piece. Mechanically fine. 4-54877 FS113 (750-1,500)

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489

NORTH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 54. 9” rnd bbl. Marked “S.NORTH / U{eagle}S / MIDLn CON.” on the lockplate ahead of the cock. None of the internal lock parts have inspector marks, but the “RJ” mark above the pan is still sharp. There are “S” inspector initials on all external parts except the lock. The hammer screw is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with some heat scale at the rear of the bbl and on the bbl tang. Stock is cracked between the lock and the trigger. Cartouche is visible but not readable. Mechanically fine. 4-54441 FS109 (1,250-1,750)

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490

FERRE MARTIAL STYLE PISTOL. NSN. .78 cal. 9-1/8” rnd bbl. Marked “M . FERRE” on top of the bbl and on the lockplate. There is also a “P” proof mark on the upper left side of the bbl. The lock has been reconverted. The ramrod is missing. This has been attributed to Michael Ferree, who was working in Pennsylvania in 1879, and is similar in style to British pistols of that time period. CONDITION: Brown patina overall. Stock has been broken, repaired and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-54486 FS139 (1,000-2,000)

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491

FRENCH GENDARME FLINTLOCK PISTOL. NSN. .71 cal. 7-3/4” rnd bbl. No markings. Brass furniture. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Stock has numerous cracks with some chips and slivers missing. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54712 FS145 (800-1,200)

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492

RYAN & WATSON FLINTLOCK PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 60. 9-1/4” rnd bbl. The bbl has spurious Birmingham proof marks. “RYAN & / WATSON” is engraved on the lockplate. “E.N.W.1774” is lightly scratched on the side plate on the left. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Large chip is missing at the bbl tang and the stock is cracked at the ramrod pipe. Frizzen spring is broken and crudely repaired using screws. 4-54927 X67 (600-1,200)

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493

WATERS MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. NSN. .58 cal. rifled bbl. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Some of the internal parts have a “J” inspector mark. The trigger guard is brass. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting except on the lockplate, which has a darker patina with light pitting. Stock is cracked on the counterplate and has several initials scratched elsewhere. Mechanically good. 4-54487 (650-950)

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494

WATERS FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. NSN. .54 cal. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Marked “A. WATERS / MILBURY, MAS. / 1837” on the lockplate in front of the cock. “JH” and “HKC” inspector cartouches are on the counterplate. “R” inspector mark on all lockplate screws. “V”, “H” and “R” initials on various other external parts. The “R” is also on all interior lock parts. The pan also has the number 42 and the initials “N” and “V”. CONDITION: Gray patina with light scattered surface rust and spots of pitting. Stock is sharp with normal handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-54485 FS137 (1,000-1,500)

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495

MORTIMER SAW HANDLE FLINTLOCK PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 50. 10” oct bbl. The pitting mostly obscures the markings on the bbl and lockplate. The ramrod is a replacement, as is the hammer. The pan appears to be lined with a white material. These usually have platinum pans but the white material appears to be tarnishing. The bbl has been filed in the area of the touchhole. The bridle is broken & missing pieces, but the lock appears to be functional. The lockplate is attached with a single screw and has a hook inside the front of the lockplate. CONDITION: Heavily cleaned with light to moderate pitting remaining. Tailpipe is missing. Forearm is chipped and broken. There are dents and scratches elsewhere. Mechanically functional. 4-53865 X48 (600-900)

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496

NORTH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. NSN. .54 cal. 9-1/8” rnd bbl. Standard North markings on the lockplate and U.S. inspector marks on the upper left side of the bbl. “S.N.Y” is stamped on top of the bbl, indicating militia issue. The ramrod is a replacement. Fine reconversion using orig parts. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting and some cleaning marks. Wood has been lightly sanded and reoiled. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52145 FS146 (500-1,000)

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497

DUBLIN CASTLE FLINTLOCK PISTOL. NSN. .68 cal. 9” rnd bbl. In addition to the Dublin castle marking at the rear of the lock, this pistol has a crude crown over illegible letters in front of the cock. The hammer is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting. Stock is missing long slivers on both sides of the forearm and chips around the lockplate. There has been some sanding and cleaning on the grip. Mechanically okay. 4-54312 FS148 (500-800)

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498

MODIFIED TATHAM & EGG SUPERPOSED PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 67. 7-7/8” rnd bbls. Marked in script “Tatham & Egg” on both lockplates, with the same mark in a gold cartouche on the top bbl, which is rifled. The bottom bbl is smooth and is missing the front ramrod pipe, ramrod & muzzle filler on the right side. A German silver oval inset in the base of the grip is marked “Tatham & Egg’s / Improvement / 961” in script. The stock was obviously made for the Muslim market and probably is a complete replacement, done in the Khyver pass. The poor reconversion was probably done at the same time it was stocked. CONDITION: Gray patina with dents, pits, and fire marks. Stock is missing several mother-of-pearl inlays, as well as chunks of wood under the lockplate. Mechanically needs work. 4-54947 X73 (500-800)

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499

PATRICK MILITARY STYLE FLINTLOCK PISTOL. NSN. .80 cal. 8-7/8” rnd bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. Birmingham proof marks on the upper left side of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting. Stock is cracked at the forearm and shows repair on the counterplate . Brass has a pleasing patina. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54658 FS149 (400-800)

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500

COLLOT PERCUSSION PISTOL. NSN. .55 cal. 5” oct bbl. Marked in script on the lock, no marking on the bbl. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: A large gouge on the left side has removed the front of the counterplate and defaced the bbl in the same area. Nose of the hammer has been repaired. Rust brown patina mixed with light pitting on other parts. Stock is cracked at the front of the lockplate. Requires mechanical assistance. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54738 X80 (150-250)

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501

LOT OF TWO EUROPEAN PISTOLS. (1) French conversion pistol, SN 1814. Cal. .69. 7-7/8” rnd bbl. The lock has Mutzig markings. The bbl is marked “M-1837” and the tang is marked “Ml1822.” The serial number matches on the bbl, stock and ramrod. CONDITION: Gray patina with spots of surface rust and light to moderate pitting. Stock has vise marks on the left flap but is otherwise good & mechanically good as well. (2) Belgian flintlock pirate’s pistol. NSN. Cal. .69. 9” rnd bbl. No markings but for the Belgian proof marks. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with moderate to very heavy pitting. Stock is cracked at the rear lockplate screw & is missing a large chip above the lock. Has been repaired, sanded & varnished. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54660 FS90 (400-800)

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502

PAIR OF REPLICA KENTUCKY PISTOLS. NSN. Cal. 45. 9-7/8” oct bbls. Identical pistols apparently made from a kit. CONDITION: Near new. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54374 FS110 (200-400)

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502A.

EMPTY PISTOL BOX. 9-3/4” x 19-1/4” x 3” box, rosewood veneer with brass corners and brass carrying bales in the lid. There is also brass stringing in the lid. “CG” in old English letters is on the carrying bale. The interior has been stripped to bear wood. CONDITION: Lengthwise cracks on the top and bottom with shorter cracks on the ends. Carrying bale is above the surface and there are small losses to the veneer. 4-53969 FS319 (200-300)

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503

SCARCE DUTCH FLARE GUN. The extended grip fires a standard percussion nipple into a 3-1/2” diam. copper pan, which holds the signaling powder. The pan cover is missing. CONDITION: Dark patina on the hammer and trigger with moderate pitting. Brass frame and trigger guard have been cleaned and are beginning to tone down. Copper pan has a dark patina. Stock has some oil stains but is still solid. 4-54257 FS75 (1,000-1,500)

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504

TWO WHEELOCK PISTOLS. (1) NSN. Cal. .50. 15-3/4” rnd bbl. Ivory ball on the butt, ivory & bone inlays on the wood stock. A decal on the left side of the stock from the “VEREENIGIN….LARENORDEKUNST NEDERLAND / FOR / CUSTOM PURPOSES / ONLY / CERTIFIED / OVER 100 YEARS OLD”. CONDITION: Metal is unfinished and artificially pitted to simulate age. Most of the small inlays remain. Ivory ball is genuinely old with tight natural cracks. (2) NSN. Cal. .60. 13-1/4” oct bbl. Wood stock with ivory, bone & mother of pearl inlays. Slightly better quality but probably from the same source as above. CONDITION: Same as above. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54801 (2,000-4,000)

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505

REPLICA WHEELOCK PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 50. 12-1/2” multistage bbl. All external parts are gold-plated. There is sculpted decoration on most parts, including three dragons on the side plate & a grotesque face on the butt. There is a crown containing “oTTo” on the inside of the lock. The plain brass belt hook is brazed to the side plate. CONDITION: Excellent with only minor handling marks. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54808 FS99 (750-1,250)

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506

FINE QUALITY REPLICA WHEELOCK PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 40. 15” multistage bbl marked “GIO. BATT. FRANCINO” on top. The lock and fittings are all sculpted with faces, animals, vines & flowers. The cock is in the shape of a dragon. The inside of the lock has a cartouche containing a crown over “C*A / G”. The belt hook has similar decorations around the head. CONDITION: Generally fine. Scattered areas of light surface rust. Cock is bent inward. Stock is cracked at the front of the lock. Mechanically appears to function. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54810 FS98 (750-1,500)

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507

LOT OF TWO REPLICA WHEELOCK PISTOLS. (1) Marked “LAZARO LAZARINO” on top of the 10-1/2” fluted and rnd bbl, .52 caliber. The very ornate lockplate has a “C.A. / Cie” cartouche on the inside. The other furniture is cast in similar patterns to match the lockplate. Belt hook is plain. CONDITION: Fine. (2) Plain French military-style. Cal. .50. 19” part oct bbl. The lock on this gun is possibly old, but the rest of the parts are late 19th century. CONDITION: Light gray patina overall. Artificial handling marks on the wood. Both appear to be functioning. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54802 FS77 (1,000-1,500)

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508

KNIFE & FORK SET W/FLINTLOCK PISTOL BUILT INTO HANDLES. 2” bbl, marked “Richter in Fricheberg.” Knife blade is 6-1/2” long, fork tines are 4-1/2” long. The sides of the handle are engraved, as are the lower part of the hammers. The rest of the parts, all mounted externally, are plain. Their age is unknown. CONDITION: Gray patina with light spots of rust on the iron parts. Dark patina on the brass. Mechanically functional. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54816 FS70 (1,000-2,000)

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509

REPLICA DBL BBL WHEELOCK PISTOL. NSN. Cal. .45. 9” rnd bbl. Roughly finished lockplate with two wheels on the same plate. The wood stock has been painted black. Bone inlays and decoration. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with considerable rust on the lockplate and trigger guard. Appears to be functional. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54799 FS78 (300-500)

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510

LEECH & RIGDON CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. SN 130. Rare, small “Leech & Rigdon” marking on bbl flat. Guns with this early serial range are scarce and were probably made in Columbus, Mississippi, prior to moving to Georgia, though some published accounts deem that only the first 75 guns were completed in Columbus. Regardless, the same small die markings only occur on the first 400 or so guns. This gun is serial numbered on bbl, wedge, frame, cylinder, cylinder pin, and trigger guard & butt strap. Loading lever is numbered “958” with a cryptic “X” on the trigger guard. CONDITION: For a Confederate revolver, this gun is fine with gray/brown patina to iron parts and scattered pitting & dings. Stocks show a majority of orig varnish with a few minor dents, scratches & two minor chips. This is a fine example of the scarce small die early production Leech & Rigdon revolver. It probably saw a lot of use as did all early produced C.S. handguns. 8-76113 JS50 (25,000-30,000)

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511

GRISWOLD CONFEDERATE REVOLVER & HOLSTER. SN 3234 is found on bbl housing & frame. Secondary #44 is found on loading arm, backstrap, stocks & trigger guard. Cryptic G is found on bottom of bbl, backstrap, frame & trigger guard. Roman numeral I is found on frame, backstrap & trigger guard. Cylinder is not Griswold and is most likely from a Colt. For a Confederate handgun, this gun is above average for fit & functionality. Gun is accompanied by brown leather holster, which has tooling on the flap & belt loop is attached with three brass rivets. CONDITION: Metal is gray/brown; pitting is scattered. Cylinder has machine marks on the surface. Front sight is replaced using portion of old silver coin. Wedge is not Griswold but matches overall patina of gun. Brass is cleaned. 4-54055 (12,000-18,000)

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512

GRISWOLD CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. SN 1782 occurs on bbl housing, cylinder & frame. Secondary #12 occurs on loading arm, wedge, trigger guard & hammer. The Cryptic V occurs on the bottom of the bbl, backstrap, trigger guard, frame & back of cylinder. Roman numeral X occurs on frame, backstrap & trigger guard. A letter from Bill Gary accompanies this gun dated 1979, which is when he sold the gun. Bill Gary later wrote the best text on Confederate revolvers, entitled Confederate Revolvers. Overall, this gun is better than average for a Confederate used and manufactured handgun. All parts, including screws, appear to be original. Wedge appears orig although it has an unusual filed edge. CONDITION: Bbl is brown & lightly pitted with some pounding marks on muzzle. Multiple dings on bbl housing that are partially obscuring serial number. Small shim has been put in arbor slot to tighten action. Cylinder still retains portions of all safety pins. One nipple may be replacement. Cryptic on cylinder is unusually sharp. Brass has been cleaned. Stocks are unmarked other than “Gary” stamped internally. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54178 JS57 (18,000-22,000)

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513

SUPERB AND RARE CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL LEMAT PERCUSSION REVOLVER/SHOTGUN. The LeMat revolver was one of the most interesting weapon designs to be introduced during the period of the American Civil War. This revolver was designed by Dr. Jean Alexandre Francois LeMat of New Orleans and produced in Paris, Belgium, and London. Many were sold to Confederate officers and a quantity was purchased by contract for the Confederate government. One of the only double bbl revolver designs ever produced. The revolver has a 9 shot cylinder that fired through a conventional .42 cal. rifled bbl. Mounted below the rifled revolver bbl is a smooth bore secondary bbl of .63 cal. A convertible firing pin on the hammer was capable of firing both bbls alternately. The revolver was constructed of blued steel, with grips of finely checkered walnut, and was a total of 13.25 inches long. The upper, rifled revolver bbl is 6 ½”long; the lower bbl 5” long. SN 1475 is stamped on the inside of the sideplate. This example has no address engraved on the top bbl flat. The LeMat trademark (star over “LM”) is not found, however, it has good Birmingham proofs on the cylinder, oct bbl and underneath the shotgun bbl. Much orig factory finish remains.

Designed by LeMat with some consulting design work performed by C.S.A. General Beauregard, this handgun was a favorite of Confederate General J.E.B.Stewart, General P.T. Beauregard, Major General Richard H. Anderson, and Colonel George S. Patton. Approximately 2900 of these revolvers were produced. These are considered, among collectors, a primary Confederate handgun. A letter of authenticity accompanies the revolver from a former owner. CONDITION: Revolver retains much of its orig finish having approximately 75% or it’s blue on the bbls, loading lever, and cylinder. Right side of the revolver bbl and parts of the cylinder show pitting. Gun has not been severely cleaned so the color of the pitted areas blends in with the orig finish, which surrounds it. Casehardened frame has faded to a mottled gray appearance. Walnut grips are in excellent condition, with sharp checkering and edges. Revolver’s markings do not conform to the standard 2nd Model, however, many variations have been documented. Its condition is very strong and it would make a terrific addition to any Confederate handgun collection. 4-54348 (15,000-25,000)

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514

LeMAT SECOND MODEL TRANSITIONAL REVOLVER. SN 729. Cal. .40. Oct bbl & 20 ga rnd bbl. Marked “Col. LeMat Bte s.g.d.g.” on top of the bbl. This normally has the marking “Paris” after this and there is a space before the bracket probably worn off. The cleaning rod is a replacement. CONDITION: Metal cleaned to gray with light pitting and surface rust. Grips show minor chips, worn almost smooth in spots. One of the nine nipples for the top bbl is broken off. Mechanically needs work. 4-53820 (9,000-11,000)

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515

SCARCE COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY REVOLVER WITH SOUTHERN ATTRIBUTION. Cal. 44. SN 2250. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, Hartford address, 6-shot full fluted cylinder with patent date in one of the flutes. It has 4-screw frame with flat head hammer screw cut for shoulder stock. It has brass trigger guard and iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as having been shipped in a lot of 50 in November 1861 to Georgia. There is no indication of the name of the buyer or the city where it was shipped. These early fluted armies with Southern association are generally considered as Confederate firearms. CONDITION: Fair to good. All matching except the cylinder which is numbered “5568”. Metal is a dark gray patina with sanding marks on the bbl. Several screw heads are battered and the cylinder has small nicks & dings with other dings on both sides of the frame. Trigger guard retains 30-40% nickel-plating and the backstrap is a gray patina with one spot of deep pitting. Grips are worn but sound with traces of orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-54138 JR611 (4,000-7,000)

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516

CONVERTED JOHNSON MODEL 1836 PISTOL. NSN. Cal. 54. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Converted in the Belgian manner with the nipple screwed directly into the bbl. A plug was made to fit the pan notch in the lockplate. An extra “H” inspector mark is on the left side of the bbl, thought by some to be a Confederate mark. The hammer screw is a replacement. The flintlock cartouches are visible but not readable. CONDITION: Bbl shows some signs of filing but most parts still have moderate to heavy pitting. Stock has minor chips, and is repaired across the wrist. Mechanically good. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54207 (1,000-2,000)

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517

CONFEDERATE BAYONET. 22-1/2” blade, full firm marked “Thomas Griswold, New Orleans”. Checkered wood stocks, brass pommel and cross guard, this is a Confederate copy of the British Lancaster bayonet. This is a very rare bayonet, as this is only the second marked specimen known to us. CONDITION: Blade is gray/brown, uncleaned & pitted. Brass shows light patina, small chip from one wood slab. 4-54547 JS51 (5,000-10,000)

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518

RARE CONFEDERATE SABER BAYONET. Unusual bayonet with a 22-1/2″ upside down yataghan blade with long unstopped fuller and brass handle with ball quillion hand guard and a steel spring clip down the back of the handle. It has rectangular protrusions from the left side of the pommel and hand guard with rectangular holes. The right side of the handle, by the hand guard, is stamped “21”. This bayonet was apparently designed and made at the Mobile State Depot for after market bayonet mounting as pictured on page 501 of Confederate Rifles and Muskets, Murphy/Madaus. This exact model of bayonet is pictured as plate 144A on page 122 of Confederate Arms, Albaugh & Simmons. CONDITION: Fair. Blade is heavily pitted with old grindstone marks & has a rounded sharpened point with about a 6″ back grind. Brass handle & hand guard are nicked and dinged with one slightly bent quillion. Spring is intact. A very rare Confederate item. 4-55005 JR419 (1,500-2,500)

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519

CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE. 12-1/2” clip-point blade; brass guard and pommel with crudely cast 3/4” holes for probable attachment to pole for use as pole arm. Varnished wood grip with two brass ferrules, leather scabbard with brass mounts. This knife was once thought to be made by Potts & Hunt, but this well made knife is now simply regarded as a Confederate knife of unknown manufacture. CONDITION: Blade is excellent, exhibiting most of the orig polish and shine. Hilt and scabbard mounts exhibit nice patina. Wood grip is excellent. Leather scabbard body is mottled & flaking and covered with a waxy protectorate. Belt loop is missing. 4-54478 JS52 (3,000-4,000)

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520

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD. 19” single fuller blade in correct orig leather scabbard with brass mounts. This is among the most common pattern of marked Confederate short swords with “C.S.” and a star cast in hilt. This sword, however, is in as fine a condition as these can be found, with a bright blade and near perfect scabbard. CONDITION: Bright blade with about 50% orig polish & scattered areas of staining and rust. Scabbard body is covered with waxy protectorate. Rich patina to hilt and scabbard mounts. Soldered throat is nearly detached. Orig frog button has leather loop attached. 4-54491 JS42 (6,000-7,000)

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521

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD. Made by E.J. Johnston & Co., Macon, GA, 19” double fuller wasp-waisted blade. Guard with small maker’s mark stamped on cross guard “E.J. Johnston, Macon, GA”. In leather scabbard with brass throat and brass drag and leather frog, this is a fine example of this rare marked Confederate short sword. The scabbard could be orig to the period of use but is not the scabbard normally associated with this maker. CONDITION: Blade is gray with areas of heavy pitting; washer is replaced. 4-54492 JS43 (6,000-7,000)

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522

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 21” blade, full firm marked “Thomas, Griswold & Co., New Orleans”. This is Griswold’s copy of the U.S. 1840-vintage cutlass and is quite scarce. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of pitting. Hilt shows good patina. 4-54540 JS45 (4,000-5,000)

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523

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 20-1/2” blade is unmarked. Pommel is marked “C.S.N.” and opposite that is a fluted anchor. This is the most common marked Confederate Naval Cutlass but this is a nice example. CONDITION: Blade has several large nicks. Point is rounded & hilt is cleaned. 4-54542 JS46 (3,000-4,000)

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524

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 20-1/2” blade. Hilt is copy of U.S. 1840 pattern but with plain pommel & guard is marked “Cook & Brother”. CONDITION: Blade is gray/black with numerous areas of pitting and one 1/4” nick to cutting edge. Brass hilt has fair patina &; marking is excellent. 4-54541 JS47 (4,000-5,000)

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525

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD. 18” un-fullered blade; hilt exhibits C & S on opposite quillions. CONDITION: Sword appears to be attic-untouched with gray/brown blade with areas of light pitting. Hilt exhibits light patina; casting flaw at top of pommel at tang; orig washer. 4-54543 JS44 (4,000-5,000)

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526

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD. 18-1/2” u-fullered blade, brass hilt with concentric rings, wood scabbard with iron mounts and brass frog button. These swords are thought to have been made in Georgia and this is a nice example. CONDITION: 1/2” of tip is broken. Remainder of blade is brown with areas of pitting. Hilt exhibits nice patina. Wood scabbard has one 4” crack. Drag is loose & along with throat displays rust but some areas exhibit orig black finish. 4-54482 JS48 (3,000-4,000)

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527

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD. 18-3/4” un-fullered blade, brass hilt with concentric rings. This is a nice attic-condition Confederate sword, untouched, missing it’s washer. CONDITION: Brass has pleasant patina. Blade is dark with scattered staining, pitting & rust. 4-55332 JS68 (1,500-2,000)

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528

CONFEDERATE COMPOSITE SHORT SWORD. 20-3/4” short sword blade, marked “Thomas Griswold & Co., New Orleans,” mounted on 1860 Cavalry hilt with Confederate pommel cap. Grip is Cavalry, leather covered with twisted brass wire. CONDITION: Blade is brown with black scale, possibly from fire, and pitting. Makers mark about 70% visible. Hilt and pommel exhibit similar patinas. Grip is very good with most of orig leather and all orig wire; tang at pommel shows hammer marks. 4-54477 JS53 (1,000-2,000)

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529

CIVIL WAR ERA BOWIE KNIFE. Massive 15-1/4” clip point blade, mounted in N.C.O. sword hilt with asymmetrical languets. CONDITION: Blade is dark and pitted; brass hilt exhibits patina. 4-54544 JS55 (1,000-2,000)

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530

19th CENTURY EUROPEAN NAVAL CUTLASS. 22” flat blade mounted in steel basket with concentric ring, solid cast brass grip and brass pommel. Blade is marked “Purdey & Son, South Audley St. W”. CONDITION: Blade is excellent showing much of orig shine, some pitting and staining. Basket also excellent showing much of orig black paint inside. Brass grip & pommel richly patinated. 4-54545 JS54 (200-400)

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531

CIVIL WAR-ERA BOWIE KNIFE. 10-3/4” clip point bowie has wood handle with iron cross guard and brass ferrule. Tang is threaded to nut. CONDITION: Blade still retains some orig shine; some scattered staining and pitting; 1/4” x 1” cutout of cutting edge, either chipped or purposely made. Handle shows minor worm damage. 4-55335 JS71 (500-1,000)

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532

CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR C.D.V. ALBUM. Thirty-eight Civil War-era carte de visites are found in this album. Cards include second-generation Confederates mostly by E. & H. T. Anthony, New York. Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Albert Sydney Johnston, Joseph E. Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, A. P. Hill, Kirby Smith, General Ewell, Micah Jenkins, Wade Hampton, General Hardee, Braxton Bragg, Simon Boulivar Buckner, General Beauregard, John C. Breckenridge, Sterling Price, General Hindman & General Longstreet. Three first generation cards include two Confederate soldiers, Barton Jenkins, B. Powell, and General N. B. Forrest with a Bingham, Memphis back mark. There are a few family photos in the rear of the album purportedly of the Napier family – a very prominent Tennessee family. CONDITION: Some cards are scratched & soiled; majority of cards are in average condition. There are 26 military cards in all. 4-54409 JS58 (3,000-4,000)

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533

VIRGINIA BELT BUCKLE. Virginia state seal 2-pc interlocking belt plate of the Civil War-era. Unusual asymmetrical belt loops. See similar buckles on p. 370, Mullinax’ Confederate Belt Buckles, or p. 422, Kerksis’ Plates & Buckles of the American Military. CONDITION: Excellent with about 100% orig gilt. 4-54115 JS65 (2,500-3,500)

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534

CIVIL WAR PATTERN TIN CANTEEN. Possibly Confederate, this little canteen is about 6″ diameter and 1-3/4″ at the edge with convex sides and a soldered tin neck. It has three soldered wire hanger loops and is covered with orig home spun Lindsey-Woolsey. It has the remains of an old strap with a brass buckle and the cork is broken in the neck. CONDITION: Appears to be good to very good. Some mold and light mildew. Cloth covering is yellowed with dark brown stains and is missing a small area on one edge by a wire loop. 4-54463 JR446 (500-1,000)

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535

CIVIL WAR PATTERN TIN CANTEEN. 7-1/4″ diameter rnd canteen with convex sides, 1-1/4″ on the edges with three-soldered tin strap loops and a small soldered tapered tin neck with a cork with metal cap and iron ring. There is an old card on one side with some undecipherable writing. CONDITION: Good to very good. Few minor dents with some light to moderate rust on both sides. 4-54464 JR445 (400-600)

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535A.

EXTREMELY RARE DOCUMENTED CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR LEATHER RIVETED CANTEEN. An extremely scarce type of privately made Civil War drinking canteen. These types have been associated with both Union and Confederate officers and, on occasion, enlisted men. This rare example has a very old (and unfortunately partly unreadable) label placed on the canteen body identifying its capture and presentation in 1862. The note reads (to the best of my ability): “(Of)ficers Ca(nteen) The battle o(f) _______Rogue in the (Sta)te of Louisiana on Aug. 5th 1862 & Presented to ____ John D___________by Mr. George G_______________”. It is likely that more of the period ink inscription can be deciphered with some time and patience.

The molded body leather canteen is 7” wide and 9” tall to the tip of the spout. It is fashioned of a 2-pc molded leather body in roughly rectangular form, secured by closely placed copper rivets along the entire seam. On two “ears” present on either side of the spout are rectangular brass strap guides. Accompanying the canteen is its orig cotton woven strap complete with a very crude iron adjusting buckle. The spout of the canteen is of pewter, with its orig cork stopper and chain. CONDITION: Very good. Canteen body is in excellent condition, very strong, solid leather in stable condition. Old but not orig cotton strap shows much use and several repairs. The handwritten label, while difficult to read, is in stable condition. Parts of the label are lost and staining and age obscure other writing. An extremely rare Civil War canteen of unusual form with documented use. 4-54465 CoW10 (2,000-3,000)

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535B.

CRUDE AMERICAN TIN POWDER CAN OR CANTEEN MID 19TH CENTURY. A soldered tin vessel that has the configuration of a gun powder container but may also have served on the battlefield during the Civil War as a water canteen. The container has an oval base and body measuring 5.25” X 3” with a single seam rolled, crimped and soldered. The top portion is oval and conical terminating in a tin spout with its orig (or very old) cork stopper. One each side is a tin “U” shaped loop soldered to the body and an old leather thong is attached. These types of containers, perhaps manufactured for a different purpose, were sometimes pressed into serve as a drinking canteen, particularly in the Confederacy. Several of this exact type has been excavated from Civil War battlefields and campsites. CONDITION: Very good. Aside from light surface oxidation here and there, all seams are tight and there are no dents or damage. 4-54524 CoW9 (200-300)

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535C.

MID 19TH CENTURY NAVAL BRASS AND LLEATHER TELESCOPE. A large barreled and finely made brass telescope complete with sunshade that measures 34” fully extended, and 10” closed. The brass bbls descend in diameter, the largest being 2.25”. The telescope in completely unmarked but very well made, most likely English or, possibly American and dates to the period 1840-70. The exterior of the body and sun shade bbls are covered in brown leather. Very powerful optics. CONDITION: Good. Telescope extends and closes easily, a medium age patina is present overall. Leather covering is separated at the seams and there is an approximate 5-10% loss. 4-54462 CoW12 (250-350)

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535D.

LOT OF TWO CANTEENS & A POWDER KEG. (1) 7-3/8” diam. bentwood canteen with a large “U.S.” painted on one side & a seven-pointed star carved in the other. Has orig wooden stopper. CONDITION: Very good to fine with edge wear on both sides & two cracks on the reverse side. Carrying strap is cracked and broken but the leather guides are still intact. (2) 7” bentwood canteen with slightly heavier edge is marked on one side “E.Burr Manufacturing” below a larger “SxC”. Opposite side has a painted “SC” that is mostly covered by a paper label, which has a written description “Canteen of the war of 1812. Worn by Samuel L. Cole…..”. Photocopies of some military records of Samuel Cole are included. It has a cork stopper that has been painted to match the canteen. CONDITION: Worn on the edges. There is a crack completely across between the carved letters on one side. Carrying strap is broken and missing most of the shoulder strap. One of the guide straps is broken and re-nailed. (3) 8-1/2” high. x 6-1/2” diam. powder keg with wood hoops. It has an old paper label describing it as “Civil War” but there are no markings. CONDITION: Missing three of the bands but the canteen is still solid. Filling screw in one end remains with the can. 4-53802 X55 (1,000-1,500)

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535E.

INCREDIBLE AND FANTASTIC CONFEDERATE RELIC CIVIL WAR FEZ FROM WHEAT’S 1ST LOUISIANA BATTALION (WHEAT’S TIGERS). A framed relic fez from the famous 1st Battalion Louisiana Infantry commonly known as Wheat’s Louisiana Tigers recovered from the Battlefield of Manassas. One of the most important pieces of Confederate headgear to come to market in decades is this homemade spectacular fez from this famous Zouave unit.

The fez is framed and made of a finely woven gray broadcloth and stands nearly 17” tall. The bottom edge is trimmed in a 3” wide band of light blue silk with a very large rosette in front almost 6” in diameter. An intertwined pattern of worsted wool braid, light blue and white, runs up the front of the fez forming a small circle at the top and having two tassels attached by the braided cord. Accompanying the fez is a note on a card in period ink reading “A Louisiana Tiger’s Cap found at Manassas”. The fez is framed inside a walnut and gilt wood edged frame (A detailed backside and interior inspection of the fez was prevented by the framing).

The most famous Louisiana unit from the Civil War, this battalion took the nickname “Louisiana Tigers” from its Company B. Its reputation led in time to the nickname being applied to all the Louisiana units in Virginia. Though generally represented as being completely outfitted in Zouave uniforms, the battalion had only one such company-the Tiger Rifles. The battalion began organizing at Camp Walker in New Orleans. It moved to Camp Moore and completed its organization on June 6, 1861 with five companies and 416 men. Ordered to Virginia, the battalion was the first Louisiana unit to be engaged in the war when it fought a skirmish at Seneca Falls on the Potomac River on June 28. The men played an important role in the Battle of First Manassas, July 21 by helping to hold back the Union flank attack until more troops could come up and form a defensive line. In battle, 8 of the battalion’s men were killed, 38 were wounded, and 2 were missing. The battalion was assigned to General Richard Taylor’s Louisiana brigade along with the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th Louisiana regiments later in the month. That winter, the men drilled and performed picket duty. They were quite peculiar and several accounts reveal that they sometimes fought with other Confederate units and among themselves. One of the internal fracases led to the December 9 execution by firing squad of two men of Company B, the first men executed in the Army of Northern Virginia. Taylor’s brigade joined General Stonewall Jackson’s army in the Shenandoah Valley in May, 1862. The battalion played the major role in the capture of Front Royal, May 23. On May 25, the battalion was detached on the left flank of the army and saw no fighting in the Battle of Winchester. The brigade distinguished itself again in the Battle of Port Republic, June 9. Rejoining the Army of Northern Virginia near Richmond, the brigade participated in the Battle of Gaines Mill, June 27. In that fight, Major Wheat and 5 other men were killed and 16 men were wounded. The battalion was so reduced in strength by the end of the Seven Days’ Campaign, and the men were so hard to control following Wheat’s death, that it was recommended that the battalion be disbanded. This occurred on August 15, 1862. During the war, 39 men of the battalion were killed, 15 died of disease, 2 were executed, and 1 died in an accident.

The orig collector won “Best single object” award at the Gettysburg Civil War show in the 1970’s. An important period tag attesting to its origin accompanies this important piece. according to the previous owner excavation of graves at Manassas winter camp produced fragments of identical hats. NOTE: This was received too late for us to have a textile analysis done by Fonda Thomsen, but we guarantee this to be genuine and of the Civil War period. This hat is probably the only surviving example of its type. An extraordinary find!!!! 4-54116 (10,000-20,000)

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535F.

DISPLAY CASE WITH CONFEDERATE TYPE BROGANS. 3 old leather brogans or portions thereof. Note included that indicates they were dug in Tennessee. CONDITION: Poor. 4-54380 From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. (250-500)

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535G.

CIVIL WAR DIARY OF CORPORAL MILES LITTLEFIELD, 10TH NEW YORK HEAVY ARTILLERY 1864. A typical pre-printed “Pocket Diary” in leather case with closing tab for the year 1864. Littlefield was a literate writer and the diary is completed mostly in period ink although some entries are in pencil. There are good battle descriptions in and around Petersburg throughout the center section of the diary. Around the middle of July 1864, Littlefield goes into a convalescent camp and is in and out of health troubles until his death by disease on February 5, 1865. The diary covers the period January 1, 1864 through September 20, 1864 and then ends abruptly.

Littlefield enlisted around September 1861 and served throughout the regiment’s term. The photocopied documents which accompany the diary (including military, pension papers and personal letters) state that he died February 5, 1865 in Petersburg, Virginia of chronic diarrhea.

Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until May, 1864. Ordered to join the Army of the Potomac in the field May 27. Cold Harbor, Va., June 5-12. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg June 16 to August 15. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Moved to Washington, D.C., August 15, and duty there until September 27. Ordered to the Shenandoah Valley September 27. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., and duty in the Defenses at that point until March 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until June. Mustered out at Petersburg, Va., June 23, 1865. Recruits transferred to 6th New York Heavy Artillery. CONDITION: Very good. Several pages are heavily worn and the page edges are bit dog-eared. Some fading has occurred to the period ink throughout making about 20% of the pages difficult to read. They are, however, discernable. A large quantity of photocopied records and letters accompany the diary. 4-54164 CoW26 (600-800)

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535H.

CIVIL WAR WISCONSIN INFANTRY SOLDIER’S DIARY-SURGEON’S WOUND LETTER, CASED TIN TYPE PHOTOGRAPH-PETERSBURG 1865 WITH TWO POST-WAR DIARIES. A nice group related to Corporal Thomas J. Hinton, Company B, 38th Wisconsin Infantry. The Civil War diary is inscribed with his name, rank and regiment in the frontispiece-very fancily done. His accounts begin January 1, 1865- Hinton is in camp around Petersburg, Virginia. The accounts, mostly in period ink are short but informative about camp life, skirmishes, health, weather, etc. Interestingly, Hinton stops writing on Saturday April 1, 1865 with “…we fell into line of battle a 3 A.M.-we expect to charge heavy picket firing…”. Accompanying the diary is a 3 page letter and postal cover from George S. Bennett, Assistance Surgeon addressed to his wife in New Lisbon, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Written from the U.S. Army General Hospital at the Fairfax (Va.) Seminary on April 9, 1865, the letter details that Corporal Hinton and his brother Sergeant George Hinton were both sent from City Point-Thomas Hinton with a severe shell wound above the elbow and his brother George with his right arm off. The letter is long and descriptive about the amputation, use of Ether and a report of their recovery to Hinton’s wife. Obviously the 38th Wisconsin-and the two Hinton brothers had a hard day on the battlefield at Petersburg.

Corporal Hinton’s diary has many blank pages following-he picks up writing for short periods in the last three months of the year but it is obvious that he has been discharged and is now home. Two post-Civil War diaries also accompany this-which are quite complete for the years 1866 and 1868.

Finally, the group is accompanied by a very nice 6th plate cased tin type photograph of a seated, armed Union soldier. The soldier is wearing a kepi, short uniform jacket with sword belt and plate and has a Colt Model 1860 Army revolver held across hi chest. The photograph is mounted in a pasteboard case with a patriotic stamped copper mat. The photograph may be related to the Hinton family but it is not likely that it is Corporal Thomas J. Hinton or his brother Sergeant George Hinton as both of these men served in the 38th Wisconsin Infantry and it is quite clear that this photograph is of a Union Cavalryman. The crossed saber insignia is discernable on the soldier’s kepi. A very nice armed Union photograph nonetheless.

Copies of Hinton’s war and pension records accompany which detail the circumstances of his gunshot would at Petersburg on April 2, 1865 and his subsequent discharge for the Army. CONDITION: All three diaries are in very good condition. Writing is clear and the pages and leather covers intact. Surgeon’s letter and postal cover are in very good condition. Photograph is nice-with two slight creases-the case shows wear but is reasonably well preserved. 4-54161 CoW27 (600-800)

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535I.

PAIR OF AMERICAN MILITIA EPAULETS AND CIVIL WAR PERIOD POSTAL COVER ADDRESSED TO HOWELL COBB. This group consists of a Civil War period postal cover measuring 3” X 5” addressed to “Major General Howell Cobb/at Home” in period ink. Accompanying the cover is a small clipped edge glued tag (which appears to be from the 1950’s or 1960’s) upon which is written “Shoulder Epaulettes of Gen. Howell Cobb/Defender of Macon, Ga.”. There is a pair of French manufactured American militia dress epaulets for a junior officer made of gilt cloth, having gilt brass crescents, narrow hanging fringe and yellow silk undersides. The brass hook is stamped with a tiny crown and wreath and “Marque de Fabrique” (maker’s mark). These epaulets are typical of American militia officer’s rank epaulets from the period 1850-60.

I am unable to determine, from my examination, the authenticity of the provenance. Howell Cobb was an American political and military figure. He served as a Congressman and in the Presidential Cabinet of James Buchanan and then in the civic and military service of Civil War-era Georgia and the Confederate States of America. Born in Jefferson County, Georgia, he was raised in Athens, Georgia and attended Franklin College. He was admitted to the bar in 1836 and became solicitor general of the western judicial circuit of Georgia. He was elected as Democrat to the 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st Congresses.

He was chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Mileage during the 28th Congress, and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives during the 31st Congress. In 1851 he left Congress to serve as the Governor of Georgia, holding that post until 1853. He was again elected to Congress then took the position of Secretary of the Treasury in Buchanan’s Cabinet. He served for three years, resigning in December 1860. In 1860, he ceased to be a Unionist, and became a leader of the secession movement.

He was president of the convention of the seceded states which drafted a constitution for the Confederacy which assembled in Montgomery, Alabama, on February 24, 1861. Later he was appointed a brigadier general in the Confederate Army and promoted to major general in1863. He surrendered at Macon, Georgia, April 20, 1864. From the close of the war until his death he vigorously opposed the Reconstruction Acts. He died in New York City in 1868. He is buried in Athens, Georgia. CONDITION: Epaulets are well worn and show a dull patina overall with some snags and pulls to the gilt wire and cloth. Undersides are tattered with losses to the silk covering. Postal cover is fine. 4-54858 (550-750)

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535J.

WONDERFUL CASED EDWARD LONDON AIR CANE GUN. Cal. 40. No serial number visible. Spectacular black lacquered, brass, cane gun by Edward London who worked in London, England 1826-1866. 21-5/8″ bbl and is about 39″ overall length when assembled. It has a 3-1/4″ detachable horn handle and a detachable brass muzzle cover. Comes complete with its brass & Damascus pump, steel handle, charging key and bullet mold. The body of the pump is marked with the maker’s name & address. It is accompanied by its orig oak green felt lined case with the maker’s label in the lid along with an instruction sheet fastened inside the lid. It has a small corner compartment filled with cast lead balls and the orig key. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Cane body retains most of its orig black lacquer with a few scattered minor chips. Handle has one small bug hole and the pump retains virtually all of its fine brown Damascus pattern. Brass has a mellow mustard patina. Mold & key are fine. Case has a crack in the lid and shows moderate to heavy wear with some water staining and heavy soil to the lining with some light damage. Compartment lid is slightly warped and a couple of partitions are loose. Latch pins on the front of the lid are missing. 4-54275 JR572 (4,000-5,000)

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535K.

CASED UNMARKED CANE AIRGUN. NSN. Cal. .25. 18” rnd bbl, no markings. The shaft has been painted to simulate bamboo; the bbl is the lower piece & contains a trapdoor which loads at the rear and both front and rear sights. The cap on the end unscrews for firing. Cased in a mahogany box with the pump & handle, and cocking key. CONDITION: Minor chipping to the paint on the cane. Damascus pattern on the pump is still bright but the brass fittings are slightly tarnished. Case has repaired cracks on the lid and unrepaired cracks on the bottom. Mechanically functional. 4-53760 FS88 (3,000-5,000)

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535L.

CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION NON-REGULATION STAFF & FIELD SWORD. 34” blade with gold decorations of eagle with “E. Pluribus Unum,” and “U.S.”. Blade is marked “W. Clauberg in Solingen” with other gold decorative motifs. Blade is unusual two-fullered clip pointed. Hilt is florally decorated with decorative basket similar in style to European officer’s sword of the same period. Backstrap and pommel have similar decorations. Grip is sharkskin with two strands of twisted wire. Iron scabbard with two brass ring mounts. A silver presentation plaque on scabbard reads “The Maj. Wm. M. Gregg, from the Officers of the 23rd N.Y. Vol. Fredericksburg, VA July 11th 1862”. Major Gregg served the entire war and was brevetted Brig.-Gen., April of 1865. CONDITION: Sword is in as-found condition with rich patina to its brass hilt, which retains about 20% gilding. Grip is perfect. Scabbard has staining. Minor pitting on drag. Presentation plaque has been cleaned and blade is near mint maintaining 100% gilt and the orig washer. 4-54069 JS17 (5,000-10,000)

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536

CONFEDERATE NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. 29-1/2” blade etched with military motifs including crossed cannons over a fluted anchor and Confederate First National Flag. Blade is also agent marked “Courtney & Tennent, Charleston, SC”. Grip is sharkskin and triple wire wrapped. Hilt is decorated with crossed cannons and fluted anchor, & floral decoration. Pommel and backstrap is a figural dolphin. Orig leather scabbard is brass mounted. Drag shows two intertwined snakes. CONDITION: Blade exhibits about 90% orig frost with scattered areas of rust. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain majority of orig gilt. Scabbard body is covered with waxy protectorate. Scabbard is a bit weak by the drag and retains orig leather washer. 4-54469 JS20 (30,000-35,000)

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537

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SABER. Made by James Conning, Mobile, Alabama. 28” unstopped fuller blade is full firm marked “James Conning, Mobile” (“Jam” of “James” is not fully struck). Hilt is typical Model 1850. Knuckle bow is stamped “State of Ala 1862,” and stamped on other side “118,” which is the serial number. Polished wood grip retains the orig twisted wire. Iron scabbard has soldered seam and soldered iron ring mounts. This is among the rarest of all marked enlisted Confederate swords. CONDITION: Blade is gray with some areas of staining and light pitting near the tip but retains the orig protective washer. Grip has some small chips and two 1” scratches. Knuckle bow is loose fitting into pommel. Hilt is partially cleaned. 4-54568 JS21 (15,000-20,000)

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538

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER MADE BY MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS. 35-1/4” blade with unstopped fuller, quillion of hilt is stamped in three lines, “Memphis, Novelty Works, Thos. Leech & Co”. Grip is oilcloth covered with copper wire. Orig scabbard is iron with brass throat and ring mounts. CONDITION: Blade is gray with minor old sharpening, scattered staining and pitting. Hilt, brass scabbard ring mounts, and throat have nice, rich patina. Scabbard body is brown and pitted. Drag is missing; grip retains all orig patinated brass wire, but only about one half of oilcloth remains. Still a nice example of an attic-found marked Confederate sword in the orig scabbard. 8-76114 JS49 (10,000-12,000)

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539

CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY KRAFT, GOLDSCHMIDT & KRAFT. 31” unstopped fuller blade showing remnants of etching. Grip is polished leather covered in thin twisted wire. Hilt exhibits “C.S.,” surrounded by a wreath of laurel and oak leaves. Pommel is peculiar to this maker, showing one side with oak leaves and one side with laurel leaves. Scabbard is iron with brass throat and ring mounts; drag is missing. CONDITION: Sword appears untouched with rich patina to brass mounts and hilt. Leather grip still has much of orig polish with a few small chips and orig brass wire. Blade is fairly bright but retains only traces of etching. 4-54446 JS23 (12,000-15,000)

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540

CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY THOMAS, GRISWOLD & Co., NEW ORLEANS. 29-3/4” blade, full firm marked “Thos. Griswold & Co., New Orleans”. “Tho” of “Thos” is not fully struck. Grip is polished leather with twisted wire; hilt has script “C.S.” intertwined. Scabbard is imported and iron mounted – about 3” too long for the sword. This is a very rare Confederate sword. Less than ten swords of this pattern are known to us. CONDITION: Blade is gray and clean. Hilt is perfect. Grip is possibly rewrapped. Traces of gilt are present in protected areas on pommel. 4-54538 JS18 (12,000-15,000)

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541

CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY COLLEGE HILL, , TENN. 29-1/4” blade of typical College Hill pen-knife style. Etched patterns are about 50% visible including panels of Confederate First National Flag and “C.S.A.” Grip is leather with twisted wire. Hilt has “C.S.A.” cast into underside. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered pitting and staining. Hilt has been cleaned but still retains dark patina in protected areas. Leather grip wrap is 80% plus intact with all orig wire. 4-54536 JS25 (10,000-12,000)

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543

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD, “CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY?” 32” blade, with remnants of floral etching. Hilt exhibits intertwined letters, possibly “CA,” (this same pattern sword is seen as 28J in A Photographic Supplement of Confederate Swords by William A. Albaugh III). Grip retains orig wire but only remnants of leather remain. This is a very rare pattern of Confederate sword with only a handful of specimens known, probably made by Thomas Griswold & Co., New Orleans. CONDITION: Etching is about 25% visible showing floral motifs. Wood grip has several cracks but orig wire holds it together. Brass hilt has been cleaned. 4-54566 JS19 (10,000-12,000)

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544

CONFEDERATE BOYLE & GAMBLE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 30-3/4” blade. 1850-style florally decorated hilt. Grip is leather wrapped in copper wire. Blade is etched with various military motifs including Confederate Flag and “C.S.A.” in large panel. orig Boyle & Gamble scabbard is leather with three brass mounts. CONDITION: Brass hilt and scabbard mounts have rich patina. Leather grip is 90% plus intact. Leather scabbard and leather grip are covered with a waxy preservative. Blade shows unusual rusting which highlights some of the etched motifs. 4-54534 JS2 (8,000-10,000)

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545

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER MADE BY JAMES CONNING, MOBILE, ALA. 35” blade with unstopped fuller, marked on ricasso “James Conning, Mobile, Ala”. Hilt and pommel are typical model 1840-style. Grip is leather with twisted brass wire. Top of pommel displays serial number “69”. Iron scabbard with soldered iron mounts. CONDITION: Blade is gray/brown with 1/4” of tip broken off and few small nicks in cutting edge. Grip is possibly re-wrapped. Blade tang does not protrude to top of pommel cap. Leather washer is replaced. Orig scabbard exhibits large areas of pitting. 4-54564 JS32 (6,000-8,000)

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546

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER MADE BY MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS. 34-1/2” blade with unstopped fuller. Quillion of hilt is stamped in three lines, “Memphis, Novelty Works, Thos. Leech & Co”. Grip is oilcloth covered with copper wire. CONDITION: Blade is gray with one 1/4” nick present. Blade point is rounded. Grip for this pattern is excellent. About 90% of oilcloth is present. orig cord wrap is seen where oilcloth is worn. All copper wire is present. 4-54475 JS6 (6,000-7,000)

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547

BOYLE & GAMBLE CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD. 30-1/2” unstopped fuller blade with remnants of etching that can be seen on blade. Leather grip is wrapped in copper wire. Hilt exhibits cast “C.S” and star. This blade shows the braised “fault” so often seen on swords by this maker. CONDITION: Hilt exhibits rich mustard patina. Blade is gray, lightly pitted and has several nicks. Leather grip is 90% plus complete with all orig wire. 4-54565 JS22 (6,000-7,000)

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548

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER, KENANSVILLE STYLE. 35” unstopped fuller blade and oilcloth grip wrap with twisted brass wire. Typical Kenansville branched hilt has Roman numeral XXXIIII stamped into guard, same number stamped into pommel cap. Iron scabbard has brass throat and two brass ring mounts. Letter of authenticity from Larry Hicklen accompanies this sword. CONDITION: Blade has areas of pitting and gray overall. Scabbard has restoration to mounts and body. 4-54341 (3,000-4,000)

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549

CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD. 32-1/4” unstopped fuller blade. Hilt has “C.S.” cast into guard with floral motif and a very faint “CS” on the upper blade. Grip is leather with brass wire. Leather scabbard is mounted with two brass ring mounts. CONDITION: Blade is cleaned, gray, and with areas of scattered pitting. Hilt has been cleaned. Grip is most likely re-wrapped. Scabbard is Civil War-era but not Confederate and is broken, missing drag & is too short for sword. 4-54343 (4,500-6,500)

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550

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY BOYLE & GAMBLE, RICHMOND, VA. 29-1/2” unstopped fuller blade has a longer flat ricasso usually associated with Mitchell & Tyler of Richmond, VA. Grip is leather covered with twisted brass wire. Hilt is florally decorated in model 1850-style. Leather scabbard is top stitched with brass mounts retained with screws. CONDITION: Blade is very good with areas of shine, light scattered pitting, small areas of rust, and several small nicks in cutting edge. Grip retains almost all of the orig leather with over 50% orig leather finish and all orig brass wire. Hilt exhibits deep reddish copper patina. Scabbard mounts display attic-type patina though patina on scabbard and hilt do not match. 4-54342 (3,750-4,750)

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551

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER. 34-1/4” unstopped fuller blade. Grip is leather with single iron wire. Iron lapped over scabbard with brass throat and ring mounts. Drag is iron. CONDITION: Blade is gray with areas of shine and scattered pitting. Hilt retains rich chocolate/mustard patina. Bend in quillion and crack to middle branch of hilt. Grip retains 90% orig leather and all orig wire. Scabbard has been cleaned including brass mounts. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54201 JS10 (4,000-6,000)

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552

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY BOYLE, GAMBLE & MACFEE, OF RICHMOND, VA. 32” unstopped fuller blade. Grip is leather with twisted copper wire. Cast into bottom of hilt is “Boyle, Gamble & MacFee, Richmond, VA”. CONDITION: Blade is gray and cleaned with areas of scattered pitting. Brass hilt is cleaned; middle branch is broken and grip retains about 90% orig leather and all orig wire. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54202 JS9 (3,500-4,500)

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553

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY BOYLE, GAMBLE & MACFEE, OF RICHMOND, VA. 29-1/2” unstopped fuller blade. Grip is leather with single strand copper wire. Cast into bottom of hilt is “Boyle, Gamble & MacFee, Richmond, VA”. CONDITION: Blade is dark with scattered pitting. Hilt exhibits rich patina. Grip retains all leather and orig wire. Pommel cap has been compressed on both sides. 4-54535 JS8 (3,500-4,500)

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554

PALMETTO ARMORY CAVALRY SABER. 35-1/2” blade marked “W. Glaze & Co.,” on ricasso. This sword is from a very old collection and this marking has never been seen by this cataloger, though it appears old. The sword is of the correct type to have been sold by Palmetto Armory to the state of South Carolina, we however cannot guarantee this marking though the sword is unquestionably of the correct type sold during this time and by this company. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of pitting and minor sharpening. Grip retains all the orig wire but only about 50% of the orig leather. Sword does not appear to have ever been taken apart. Iron mounted scabbard in good condition with some small dents. 4-54537 JS33 (2,500-3,500)

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555

VERY RARE CASED DEANE, ADAMS & DEANE DAMASCENED PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 577. SN 1506. Huge 5-shot revolver with 7-7/8″ oct bbl, small dovetail front sight, fixed rear sight, double action only with safety. It has complete, full coverage gold damascening and is fitted with beautiful relief carved 1-pc ivory grip in vine & flower patterns, which is fitted with 19 cabochon rubies in gold settings. It has an oval butt cap that is also damascene with a cap box in the center. It is accompanied by its orig English walnut casing with brass bull’s eye inlay in the top, which is also a lifting handle. It has a high dust seal inside and the interior is lined with green wool felt with numerous compartments containing ivory stocked nipple wrench & turn screw, an ivory powder flask by Dixon & Sons, large & small ivory boxes, an ivory oiler and an ivory handled brass jag, all carved to match the grip with foliate & floral raised patterns. It additionally has an orig Trantner 2-cavity bullet mold for a smaller caliber revolver having two covered compartments with ivory lifting knobs and a wad of tow in an open compartment. This almost certainly was a Maharaja’s presentation side arm. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been fired, but retains virtually all of its orig gold damascening. All ivory has a lovely mellow tone, all completely intact with one tiny hairline on the oiler tab. Bullet mold is also extremely fine and the case is sound with a repaired crack in the lid and retains about 95% orig varnish with numerous small nicks, scratches & dings. An extremely rare set. 4-53761 JR636 (25,000-50,000)

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556

EXTRAORDINARY (CIVIL WAR PERIOD) DOUBLE CASED FACTORY ENGRAVED PAIR OF COOPER POCKET REVOLVERS IN DELUXE ROSEWOOD SILVER AND BRASS BOUND CASING IN THE FRENCH STYLE. SN 5895 & 6010. Cal. .31. Silver and gold finish with niter blued screws and fantastic checkered 1-pc ivory grips with raised oval on the left sides with a gold initial “M” inset. 5” oct. bbl with the 3-line bbl address. Profusely engraved in the Gustave Young style with full coverage and foliate arabesque patterns on the frames and 60% coverage on the bbls. The rammer pivots are matching engraved with the backstraps, the trigger guard also engraved and the top hammer slot portion of the backstrap also has the distinctive Young style engrave fan motif. The muzzle and the breech of the cylinders are also engraved en-suite. They are in an exceptional rosewood case lined with royal blue, presentation grade, and cotton velveteen, French fitted for the revolvers. Two 2-13/16” diameter ivory cap boxes with the same style of checkering as the grips and powder flask each with the same solid gold “M” monogram. Two silver-plated L-shaped nipple wrenches and a silver-plated 2-cavity mold marked “31 PKT” on the right side. The bottom 2/5 of the box has a drawer for the use of cleaning, disassembling and retaining parts much as seen in the finest cased sporting guns. CONDITION: Extremely fine to excellent and appear unfired. Both are all matching except the wedges, which are unnumbered. #5895 has moderate pitting on the recoil shield and hammer nose with lightly pitted bore. #6010 also has minor pitting on the recoil shield and hammer nose with light rust around the nipples. Strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Finish on both revolvers is very fine with a few scattered spots of light oxidation with some bubbling and pimpling around the muzzle end and on the top flat of #6010 (very common on silver-plated guns). All the ivory items are very fine with beautiful mellow patina. Bullet molds and nipple wrenches are fine to excellent. Case has a stress crack across the top with a couple of minor hairlines. The silver escutcheon, which probably had the name of the person for whom these revolvers were made, is now vacant With a small piece of missing inlay, otherwise is sound. PROVENANCE: Richard P. Mellon; Herb Glass Sr.; Alexander Acevedo – (featured in the Alexander catalogue Something for Everyone, Christmas 1988). 4-53833 (70,000-90,000)

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557

ENGRAVED TINY ADAMS PATENT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 32. Serial number not visible. Spectacular tiny little revolver with 3-5/8″ oct bbl, dovetail front sight, with rammer attached to the left side of the bbl. It is factory engraved with about 60% coverage on the frame and full coverage on the cylinder with beautiful relief carved ivory 1-pc grip. It has a deep relief Florentine style oval metal grip cap. The engraving is in foliate & floral patterns, rather deeply cut, with a stippled background. The casing is beautiful rosewood, 10″ x 7″ x 2-3/8″. It has rounded edges with wide and narrow brass inlays in the lid with a rounded shield initial plate in the center. The interior is lined with dark green felt, possibly an old re-line, and French fitted for the revolver, the orig Adams Patent brass bullet mold with sprue cutter bearing the number “11355”, a rosewood handle turn screw & nipple wrench, a rosewood handle iron wiping rod, compartments for a jag and another small brass tool. It also has a tiny smooth bulbous flask and a small metal oiler. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Revolver retains virtually all of its orig blue. Appears unfired with only minor fine edge wear. Grip has a lovely mellow patina and the accessories are equally fine. Case has a hairline in the lid, otherwise appears sound with numerous small light surface scratches and mars. A truly beautiful set in a rarely encountered condition. 4-54442 JR637 (3,000-5,000)

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558

CASED ADAMS PATENT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 455. SN 350. Blue finish with 6″ oct bbl, tiny dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has a rammer and lever attached to the left side of the bbl and is fitted with checkered 1-pc walnut grip. It has a long 5-shot cylinder with a safety on the right side of the frame along with “ADAMS PATENT NO 100354C”. It is accompanied by its orig English style oak casing, lined with green felt, compartmented for the revolver, an ebony handled nipple wrench & turn screw and an ebony handled brass tipped wiping rod with concealed worm. It also has an orig Adams Patent 2-cavity brass mold with iron sprue cutter stamped on the left side “54”. Also included is a Dixon copper & brass 3-compartmented flask for powder, caps & ball. It has a covered compartment on the right end and open compartments containing felted lead balls and four spare nipples. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains about 97-98% glossy bright orig blue overall with fine edge wear and slight muzzle wear. Mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. Grips show very light wear. Case has a couple of cracks in the lid and another two or three in the bottom with numerous small nicks, scratches & dings, a slightly warped lid, lightly faded and soiled interior with a couple of moth holes in the lining and some missing slivers from the dust seal. Flask is extremely fine retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mold is equally fine, nearly new with about 80% blue still on the sprue cutter. Tools are equally fine. 4-55027 JR670 (3,000-5,000)

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559

CASED TRANTER’S PATENT DBL ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 450 Boxer. SN 39066. Fine dbl action revolver with 4″ ovoid shaped bbl, half moon front sight with engraved frame and checkered 1-pc walnut grip. It has 5-shot cylinder and an with attached captive ejector rod. The top of the bbl is marked with the Cogswell & Harrison name & address. It is accompanied by an orig English style oak casing, green felt lined with a Cogswell & Harrison distributor’s label in the lid. It is compartmented for the revolver and has a tiny Dixon metal oiler and a small brass & iron-wiping rod. Also accompanied by 6 rnds of Kynoch ammunition. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-96% strong bright orig blue. Frame about 90% bright orig blue and the front strap is a blue/gray patina. Cylinder is a gray patina. Grip is crisp showing very light wear, mechanics are crisp, and brilliant shiny bore. Case is probably a generic distributor’s box capable of accepting a longer barreled revolver. It is fine with a slightly warped lid that has separated from the frame at the very back right edge. Interior is crisp & clean with some yellowing and foxing to the label. Altogether a fine little set. 4-53967 JR666 (600-1,000)

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560

CASED PAIR OF MASS. ARMS COMPANY REVOLVERS. SN 28 (21 on loading lever). Cal. .36. 6” oct bbl. Marked “MANUFACTURED BY / MASS. ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the top strap over the cylinder; “ADAMS PATENT / MAY 3d 1863” on the left side of the frame, “PATENT / JUNE 3. 1858” on the right side of the frame and “KERR’S. PATENT / APRIL 14 .1857 / A” on the left side of the loading lever. The other gun is identical except for the number “52” on the frame and “26” on the loading lever. In a wood case with purple velvet lining, also containing a marked brass bullet mold, two Eley cap tins, an eagle powder flask, an oil bottle numbered to another gun, a spare nipple, and an incorrect cleaning rod. CONDITION: First retains about 60% of the orig blue overall mixed with very fine pitting. Grips are fine retaining about 80% varnish. Second has about 35% blue with patches of pitting and light surface rust. Bullet mold is slightly sprung and heavily corroded on the inside. Cap tins & oil bottle are fine. Flask is battered but still solid. Case has numerous scratches on top and one crack across the bottom. Most of the gilt is missing from the bronze corners and strapping. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54182 FS82 (2,000-3,000)

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561

TRANTER PATENT POCKET REVOLVER W/SOUTHERN ASSOCIATIONS. SN 11511T. Cal. 28. 3-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “W. Tranters. Patent. Made for Hyde.&.Goodrich. New. Orleans” running the full length of the top strap and bbl. The Tranter patent oval appears on the loading lever and the cocking trigger. All metal parts have light engraving. The revolver will not stand on full cock. CONDITION: Faint traces of blue, mostly gray/blue patina with light to moderate pitting. Grips have some minor bruises but the checkering is still sharp. Mechanically needs work. 4-54517 FS176 (1,500-2,500)

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562

CASED CLARE PEPPERBOX. NSN. .46 cal. 3-3/4” ribbed bbls. Marked “Thos D. Clare” on the left side of the frame and “IMPROVED / REVOLVING / PISTOL” on the right side. The bbl ribs have London proof marks and the bbls are numbered from 1 to 6. In an English mahogany case with green baize lining, which also contains an oil bottle, powder flask, tin of Eley percussion caps, and a tin of Starkey patches. There is also a turned ivory box, containing four spare nipples. A cleaning rod, a bullet mold, a spanner for replacing the nipples, a screwdriver and a key that operates the lock are also included in the case. CONDITION: Bright casehardening on the frame and butt cap slightly fading and mixing with light surface rust on the bbls, trigger guard, and hammer. Stock has very fine checkering and is in excellent condition. Case has minor scratches on the lid. Lining has some scuffs and staining but is generally solid. Accessories are fine. Mechanically fine. 4-53966 X82 (4,000-8,000)

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563

CASED BUDDING PEPPERBOX. NSN. .31 cal. 3-1/4” brass fluted bbls. Marked “BUDDING / MAKER” on top of the frame. In an English mahogany case with green baize lining and with tools, including a patch cutter, powder flask, and combination tool. The instruction sheet in the lid does not give the name. CONDITION: Smooth dark patina on the brass, normal handling marks on the wood. Mechanically fine. Normal handling marks and some oil stains on outside of the case; the interior has minor stains and scuffs. 4-53965 X83 (3,500-7,000)

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564

WASHINGTON ARMS CO. PEPPERBOX. NSN. .31 cal. 3-7/8” ribbed bbls. Parts of the marking on top of the hammer are visible. CONDITION: Poor. Deeply pitted overall. Internal parts missing. 4-54158 X74 (200-300)

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565

ALSOP NAVY REVOLVER. SN 144. .36 cal. 4-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “C. R. ALSOP MIDDLETOWN CONN. / PATENTED JULY 17th. AUGUST 7th. 1860 MAY 14th. 1861” on top of the bbl and “C…ALSOP.PATENTED / NOV.26TH 1861” in one of the cylinder flutes. This mark is unclear as it was dbl stamped and partially unreadable. It is also marked “PATENTED JANY . 21st 1862” on the left side plate. Only about 500 of these were made without the safety on the right side of the frame. CONDITION: 70% blue on the cylinder, 40% on the bbl. Strong traces of case hardening color on the loading lever. Grips have numerous dents and scratches but retain most of their varnish. Mechanically excellent. 4-54490 X76 (2,000-3,000)

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566

REMINGTON BEALS 3RD MODEL POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 645. Blue finish with 4″ oct bbl, dovetail, cone, German silver front sight, bbl markings have only the “Sept. 14. 1858” patent date. This is the only Beals pocket model with a loading rammer attached. It has the exposed hand on the left side of the frame and is fitted with checkered hard rubber grips. It is accompanied by its rare orig 2-pc cardboard box, a beautiful small double sided eagle flask, its orig brass cleaning rod handle and iron cleaning rod along with a 2-cavity Remington brass bullet mold without sprue cutter. Less than 1000 of these revolvers were produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 75-80% bright glossy blue with the missing area flaked to a light patina. Frame retains 25-30% strong bright blue with the balance having flaked to a light patina. Grip straps show light wear. Cylinder retains 90-92% bright glossy blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore. Box has three broken corners on the lid. Shows heavy wear on the edges. Bottom appears sound with wear on the bottom and edges. Accessories are all bright & shiny retaining virtually all of the orig factory finish. 4-54018 JR644 (7,500-12,500)

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567

FINE ENGRAVED WARNER PERCUSSION REVOLVER W/RAISED CARVED IVORY GRIPS. SN 5397. .31 cal. 4” rnd bbl. Marked “JAMES.WARNER.SPRINGFIELD.MASS. U.S.A.” on the top strap and “WARNERS PATENT 1852” in the knurled ring around the front of the cylinder, which is engraved with grapes and vine. The left grip is carved with a French soldier’s bust. CONDITION: Near excellent. 90% blue on the bbl, 80% on the cylinder & 50% on the frame. Most of the silver is gone from the trigger guard. Hammer has bright case hardening on the sides. Loading lever has mostly silvered out. Small chip at the toe of the left grip and natural grain cracks on the bottom, which are still solid. Handsprings appear to be broken, otherwise mechanics are fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54169 FS133 (2,000-4,000)

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568

RARE STARR NAVY REVOLVER IN KIDDER CASING. SN 445Cal. .36. 6” rnd bbl. This is a standard navy revolver with “STARR’S.PATENT.JAN.15.1858” on the left side of the frame and “STARR.ARMS.Co.NEW. YORK.” on the right. The serial numbers match on the cylinder, frame, bbl and hammer. The Kidder patent case has brass brackets on each corner to hold the case together and reinforce the joints. It is marked “MANUFACTURED / SOLELY BY W.KIDDER. / PATENT,APR 1854.” on the edge that holds the hinge. It is lined with a deep maroon velvet and contains a proper Starr bullet mold, a powder flask and a tin of UMC percussion caps. A fitted and lined compartment contains 14 cast bullets. There is one empty compartment. Kidder cases are very rare and were mostly used on decorated Colt revolvers in this period. CONDITION: 80% blue on cylinder and loading lever plunger; faint traces elsewhere. Mostly gray patina elsewhere with spots of light surface rust and light pitting. Case lid has been cracked, repaired and refinished over the gouge that caused the crack. Interior is very dirty with some rust staining and scuffing at the contact points. Several of the partition joints show signs of gluing. Works as well as any Starr revolver. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54183 FS116 (3,000-5,000)

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569

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 110715. Fine martial Remington with 8″ oct bbl, pinched front sight, brass trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips with a sharp cartouche on the left side. There are small inspector marks on the various parts. It is accompanied by an orig military holster that appears to be made for the artillery Colt and is far too short for this revolver. This revolver is reported by family history to have belonged to John Robert Blair, who is believed to have served in the Ohio Militia. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 93-95% glossy orig blue with light edge & muzzle wear. Rammer lever retains about 60% glossy bright blue. Cylinder is mostly a blue/gray patina with traces of bright blue. Frame retains 70-75% glossy bright blue overall with the lost areas flaked to a light patina. Some slight wear on the grip frame. The grips are extremely fine with minor nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Holster is sound, missing its plug with a worn flaked finish that has been oiled. 4-54429 JR638 (2,500-4,000)

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570

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 23497. Cal. .44. 8” oct bbl. The third line of the marking on top of the bbl is rolled behind the other two lines. “GP” cartouche on the left side of the grip and initials on major parts. CONDITION: Traces of blue, mostly mixed with brown patina and light surface rust. Grips have normal handling marks. Action is fine. 4-54968 FS313 (1,250-2,250)

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571

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 130745. Cal. 44. 8” oct bbl. Standard three line markings on top of the bbl. Inspector initials on major parts. “GR” cartouche on the left grip; unreadable cartouche on the right. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall. Faint traces of blue. Grips have light handling marks with a repair at the heel of the left grip. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54737 FS276 (600-1,000)

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572

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 100165. Cal. 44. 8” oct bbl. Standard three line markings on top of the bbl. Inspector initials on major parts. “OWA” cartouche on the left grip; no cartouche on the right. CONDITION: Excellent. 80% orig flaking blue and some touch-up. Mechanically fine. 4-54502 X137 (2,000-3,000)

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573

REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY REVOLVER. SN 22997. Cal. 36. 7-1/2” oct bbl, inspector marks on most parts but no cartouche. Only the first two lines of the normal three-line marking are shown on top of the bbl. CONDITION: 90% blue on bbl and cylinder, worn at the front. Loading lever retains almost all of a dull blue finish. Faint traces of blue remain on the frame. Casehardening colors on the hammer are dark. Grips are sharp with tiny chips at the base. Mechanically crisp. 4-54507 X141 (2,000-3,000)

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574

REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY REVOLVER. SN 5509. Cal. 36. 6-1/2” oct bbl. Standard three line markings on top of the bbl. CONDITION: 60 % blue on cylinder, traces on the frame and bbl. Hammer has bright casehardening colors. Loading lever has been reblued. Grips are dented at the base with mild scratches on the sides. Action is fine. 4-54506 X140 (2,000-3,000)

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575

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 48098. Cal. 44. 8” oct bbl. Standard three line markings on top of the bbl. Inspector initials on major parts. Visible but not readable cartouche on the left grip; no cartouche on the right. Entirely nickel-plated. CONDITION: Retains most of the heavy nickel-plating. Grips have been lightly sanded but are still good. Mechanically fine. 4-54135 X138 (500-800)

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576

REMINGTON NEW MODEL POLICE REVOLVER. SN 10731. Cal. 36. 4-1/2” oct bbl. Standard three line markings on top of the bbl. Engraved “AMERICAN / EXPRESS. Co No 25” on the top strap over the cylinder. The last line of the bbl marking is very faint due to a misplaced roll. CONDITION: Faint traces of blue on the bbl. Mostly blue/gray patina. 80% silver on the trigger guard. Grips have numerous heavy dents and scratches but retain some varnish. Front sight is worn down. Mechanically fine. 4-54928 (1,000-1,500)

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577

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 92309. Normal configuration, blued finish, 8″ bbl, pinched front sight, brass trigger guard with 2-pc walnut grips. It has small inspector marks over the various pieces. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Retains 90-93% strong bright orig blue overall with only light muzzle wear and some fine edge wear with the majority of the lost finish on the right side of the frame from flaking which has turned to a light patina. Grips have small chips on the toes, the outline of a cartouche on the left side with light nicks & dings. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-53906 JR586 (1,000-1,500)

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578

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 92871. Usual configuration with 8″ oct bbl, pinched front sight, brass trigger guard with 2-pc walnut grips with legible cartouche on the left side and small inspector marks on the various parts. It has a replacement trigger. CONDITION: Good to very good. Retains about all of a dull restored finish. Trigger guard is bright, grips are sound with a few nicks & dings. Cylinder stop does not work, otherwise mechanics are good. Bright shiny bore with light pitting. 4-54066 JR617 (400-700)

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579

RARE EARLY WHITNEY NAVY REVOLVER. SN 131. .36 cal. 7-11/16” oct bbl. Marked “E. WHITNEY / N.HAVEN” on top of the bbl. The cylinder scene includes the shield, eagle and lion. The early features on this gun include the four-screw frame, the square cut for the grip on the frame, the thin trigger guard, and the ball latch for the loading lever. Accompanying the revolver is an affidavit from Stephen Whitney Jr., dated 1974, but not notarized until 1976. This explains the descent of the weapon in the Whitney family. This revolver is pictured in the October 1992 issue of Gun Report. CONDITION: Traces of finish mostly in protected places. Mostly smooth gray patina with scattered light pitting. Grips retain most of their varnish. Cylinder scene is sharp. Mechanically fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54177 FS117 (3,000-5,000)

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580

REMINGTON RIDER NEW MODEL BELT REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 1833. Blue finish, 6-1/2″ oct bbl, pinched front sight, silver-plated brass trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips. Usual bbl markings. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & loading lever retain 95-96% strong bright orig blue. Frame retains 40-50% orig blue with the balance flaked to a medium patina, not from wear. Grip frame is mostly a silver/gray patina. Trigger guard retains 25-30% orig silver-plating and the grips are crisp with light wear and retain about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with some scattered very fine pitting. 4-54456 JR602 (2,000-3,000)

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581

REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 31480. Usual configuration with 7-3/8″ oct bbl, usual markings with an anchor on the top flat at the bbl root. There are the initials “MB” on the left side of the trigger guard. It has blue finish with brass trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Good crisp revolver with a plum/brown finish with blue on the rammer lever and about 50% blue on the cylinder with the balance flaked to a light patina. Trigger guard has a dark mustard patina. Left grip has a crack at the top and they both have light handling and use marks with a gouge on the right side and retain about 95-97% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Bright shiny bore with two or three spots of pitting. 4-54514 JR628 (3,000-5,000)

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582

REMINGTON MODEL 1861 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 5548. Martially marked with 8″ oct bbl, replaced front sight, brass trigger guard and 2-pc walnut grips with a legible cartouche on the left side and small inspector initials on the various parts. This is the early type with the Beals-style frame and the notch cut in the rammer lever, which facilitated the removing of the cylinder without lowering the lever. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching. No orig finish remains being a medium patina overall with light surface pitting. Grips are sound, show moderate wear and retain about 50% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54669 JR603 (800-1,200)

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583

SAVAGE NAVY REVOLVER FOURTH MODEL. SN 13982. Cal. 36. 7-1/8” oct bbl. The cartouche at the bottom of the left grip is visible but not readable. Standard three line marking on the top of the frame. A large “W” has been carved on both grips. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with scattered light surface rust and hints of blue. Grips show moderate wear. Mechanically fine. 4-54512 X136 (2,000-3,000)

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584

MASSACHUSETTS ARMS CO. DRAGOON REVOLVER. SN 338. Cal. 41. 7” rnd bbl. Marked “MASS.ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the top strap. “WESSON’S & LEAVITT’S PATENT” on the lockplate. “NOV…” on the bbl catch. “LEAVITT PATENT APRIL 29.1837” on the rear of the cylinder. “WESSON’S PATENT AUG.28,1849” on the rotating ring. CONDITION: All surfaces have been cleaned. Metal has been chemically toned. Grips have a nice varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-54511 FS175 (3,000-4,000)

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586

ROGERS & SPENCER ARMY REVOLVER. SN 2584. Cal. 44. 7-1/2” oct bbl. “B” inspector initials on major parts, but cartouche has been sanded off grips. CONDITION: 80% blue on frame and dark casehardening colors on the loading assembly. Faint traces of blue on the bbl and cylinder, which also has heavy scratches. Mechanically tight. 4-54931 (1,000-2,000)

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587

STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 39244 matching on all parts. Cal. 44. 8” rnd bbl. Inspector initials are on major parts. Left cartouche is visible but not readable; right cartouche is not visible. Standard one line marking on both sides of the frame. CONDITION: Blue/gray patina with light pitting, moderate on cylinder and front of the frame. Grips have been lightly sanded but some dents and scratches remain. Mechanically fine. 4-54965 (1,750-2,250)

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588

STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 44057. Cal. 44. 8” rnd bbl. Inspector initials are on major parts. “JSD” cartouche on the left sight of the grip; “GTB” cartouche on the right. Standard one line marking on both sides of the frame. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Grips have dents and scratches but are still solid. Mechanically fine. 4-53839 FS279 (750-1,250)

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589

STARR DBL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 11650. Cal. 44. 6” rnd bbl. Inspector’s initials on major parts. “JWK” cartouche on both sides of grip. CONDITION: 60% blue on bbl, 40% on frame and cylinder. Gray backstrap and trigger guard. Grips are worn at the high spots and have dents and scratches. Mechanically needs work. 4-54505 X145 (1,000-2,000)

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590

STARR DBL ACTION NAVY REVOLVER. SN 1828. Cal. 36. 6” rnd bbl. The exterior surfaces have been polished, removing the serial numbers. The lever patch and front sight are replacements. The standard one-line markings are partially visible on both sides of the frame. CONDITION: Retains strong traces of blue under a chemical wash. Grips have been sanded with dents and scratches remaining. Mechanically needs work. 4-54489 X147 (1,000-1,500)

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591

PAIR OF ENGRAVED BELGIAN BREVETE COLT POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVERS. Cal. 32. SN 7846 & 7847. Typical Colt configuration with 6-5/16″ oct bbls mushroom shaped brass front sight, marked on the top flat “Colt Brevete” with silver-plated brass grip frames containing 1-pc ebony grips. About 1/2 the bbl, the rammer pivot, all of the cylinder and frame, all of the backstrap and butt and about 1/2 the trigger guard are beautifully etch engraved with grape vine, leaf and grape cluster engraving, having a stippled background. They have Belgian proofs on the bbls and cylinders. The front of the cylinders are marked “N Gilon” and have a Belgian proof on the opposite edge. Accompanied by information from the consignor, which advises that one of the inspector marks on the cylinder, is for the period 1853-1877. Consignor also states that the grape vine & leaf pattern engraving is of the pre-1866 period. CONDITION: #7846 is very fine. Traces of orig finish remain in sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/gray metal color. Grip frame retains about 60% thin orig silver plate. Grips are fine showing light wear and retain most of an old refinish. Cylinder retains all five safety pins. Mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore with some fine roughness about mid-point. #7847 is almost identical to its mate condition wise. Cylinder retains all five safety pins and the grip frame retains about 50% silver plate. Grips are fine and retain most of an old refinish. Mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore and some light roughness. A fine unusual pair of Colt copies 4-54020 JR643 (3,000-5,000)

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592

RARE MASSACHUSETTS ARMS CO. WESSON & LEAVITT REVOLVER. SN 2. Cal. 31. 5” rnd bbl. Marked “MASS.ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the top strap. “MAYNARD’S PATENT / SEP. 22. 1845.” in a circle around the Massachusetts state seal Indian on the primer cover. The cylinder is etched in military trophies. Most of these Maynard Prime revolvers are hand revolved with a release button inside the trigger guard. This one, however, works like the later Steven’s patent with the cylinder being revolved by the trigger after the hammer is cocked. Very few of these were made. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the bbl catch and virtually all of the silver remains on the backstrap and trigger guard. Balance of the metal is mostly a dark gray patina with scattered surface rust and pitting. Grips have minor nicks and scratches. Mechanically, the cylinder mechanism work well but the feed fingers for the primer mechanism are missing. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54175 FS114 (3,000-5,000)

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593

BACON FIRST MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 500. .31 cal. 4” oct bbl. Marked “BACON MANUF’G. C… / NORWICH . CT” on top of the bbl. The cylinder is rolled with five engraved vignettes, including a hunter behind a tree while another hunter shoots, a feeding deer, a hunter with dog and shotgun, and a reclining deer. The frame is lightly engraved with scrolls at the rear. CONDITION: 70% blue on the bbl with faint traces elsewhere all mixed with spots of surface rust and light pitting. Grips retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanically crisp. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54208 FS123 (1,000-1,500)

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594

SHARPS PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 975. .28 cal. 3” ribbed oct bbl. Marked “C. SHARPS & Co PHILA. PA.” on the left side of the bbl. The top strap has been broken off and repaired. The frame was re-silvered. CONDITION: 60% orig blue on the bbl. Gray/brown patina on the balance of the steel. Silver is tarnished except for where is has been removed by a rubber band. Grips retain most of their varnish. Mechanically fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54173 FS127 (1,000-1,500)

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595

ENGRAVED WARNER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 3089. .28 cal. 3-7/8” rnd bbl. Marked “JAMES WARNER. SPRINGFIELD.MASS. U. S. A.” on the top strap. The frame and backstrap are lightly engraved with scrolls. The cylinder is etched in bands of knurling and military themes. CONDITION: Very good. 50% blue on the cylinder, 40% on the bbl, which has been slightly touched up, and traces on the frame. Left grip has a small crack at the top and both have dents and scratches but retain most of the orig varnish. Mechanically fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54180 FS125 (800-1,200)

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595A.

MASSACHUSETTS ARMS CO. MAYNARD PRIME BELT REVOLVER. SN 247. .32 cal. 6” rnd bbl. Marked “MASS.ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” on the top strap. “MAYNARD’S PATENT / SEP 22.1845.” is in a circle around an eagle on the primer cover. The number 621 is on the face of the breech, and the number 7 is on the rear of the cylinder. The bbl catch is marked “NOV.26.1850.” These extra numbers are for the various patents applied to the gun. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. strong traces of silver on the backstrap and trigger guard. Grips have chips and cracks, some of which have been repaired. Priming mechanism is missing. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54179 FS129 (500-1,000)

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596

RARE HANKINS PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 386. .26 cal. 3” oct bbl. Marked “Wm. HANKINS PHILA. PA.” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Both grips are cracked and have small chips missing. Mechanically good. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54168 FS134 (500-1,000)

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597

ENGRAVED WARNER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 6693. .31 cal. 4-1.4” rnd bbl. Marked “JAMES WARNER. SPRINGFIELD.MASS. U. S. A.” on the top strap. The frame and backstrap are lightly engraved with scrolls. The cylinder is etched in bands of knurling and flowers. CONDITION: Traces of blue on the cylinder. Balance is gray with scattered light pitting. Both grips have repaired cracks at the top and have been refinished. Frame also has a crack on the left side, but this does not affect the operation of the gun. Mechanically fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54170 FS126 (500-1,000)

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598

ENGRAVED BACON SECOND MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 96. .31 cal. 6” rnd bbl. Semi-fluted cylinder, marked “BACON MFG. CO. NORWICH.CONN” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: 40% blue on the cylinder, 20% on the bbl. Balance of the metal is gray with light pitting, except at the muzzle where it is moderate. Grips are worn at the high spots but retain most of their varnish. Mechanically fine. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54209 FS 120 (500-1,000)

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599

RARE EARLY COOPER POCKET REVOLVER. SN 100. .31 cal. 4” oct bbl. Marked “MANFd BY J.M. COOPER & Co PATd JAN. 7 1851 / PITTSBURGH PA REISSd JULY 26. 1853” on top of the bbl. Note the alternating oval and rectangular stops on the cylinder. The backstrap and trigger guard are brass, which was only used on the very early guns made at Pittsburgh. CONDITION: Faint traces of orig blue and silver. Mostly gray/brown patina with light surface rust and pitting. Grips are excellent with minor dents and scratches but retaining most of the varnish. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54172 FS124 (700-1,000)

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600

ALLEN & WHEELOCK LIPFIRE REVOLVER. SN 25. .32 cal. lipfire. 6” oct bbl. Marked “ALLEN & WHEELOCK. WORCESTER MS.U.S. / ALLEN’S PAT’S. SEPT. 7, NOV.9, 1858. / JULY 3, 1860” on the left side of the bbl. The last patent date was stamped separately from the roll die containing the rest of the information. CONDITION: Gray patina with light surface rust overall, except cylinder, which appears to have all of the orig silver. 75% varnish on the grips, missing mostly on the left one which is also cracked at the top. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54710 FS143 (400-700)

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602

REPRODUCTION COLT DRAGOON SHOULDER STOCK. SN 14139. The contours and die used for stamping the SNs are slightly different than orig Colts and this was probably made in Texas. The swivel is missing. CONDITION: Dark patina with artificial aging to the brass. Stock also is artificially aged with numerous dents and scratches. 4-54926 FS315 (800-1,200)

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604

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 RIFLE W/SLING. SN. 56237. Cal. .52. 30” rnd bbl. This is at the high end of the serial number range for Berdan rifles & is equipped with a dbl set trigger. It also has the rifle length rear sight on the bbl, but it is a reproduction. The company markings in front of the rear sight are only partially readable. The front sight is an incorrect replacement of the dovetail type. The leather sling is marked 38 on the two-prong catch. CONDITION: Blue/gray patina with light surface rust and pitting overall. Wood has been repaired in several places, sanded and reoiled. Action is good. Sling is very good with light cracking. 4-54956 FS53 (6,000-9,000)

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605

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN. C48922. Cal. .52. 29-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on the lock plate, receiver and bbl. The model markings on the bbl have been mostly cleaned off; but some traces are still visible. The butt stock is a replacement; the bbl has been shortened 1/2”. CONDITION: Metal appears to be acid-cleaned to a dull gray patina with spots of surface rust still remaining. Wood has been sanded and varnished. Butt stock is not cut for a patch box, although the buttplate has been. Mechanically good. 4-54048 FS25 (1,000-2,000)

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605A.

GALLAGER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 56-52 Spencer. SN 21819. Scarce cartridge version of the orig percussion model (only about 5,000 made of total production of about 23,000). Standard carbine with 22-5/16″ rnd bbl, narrow pinched blade front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has slim streamline shaped receiver made without forearm. It has uncheckered wood with 2-pc iron patchbox on the right side and a sling bar & ring on the left side of the wrist. The wrist also has two crisp cartouches and small inspector’s initials on the various parts. The lockplate has 2nd type markings. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, possibly unfired. Bbl retains about 95% dull orig blue. Receiver retains about 98% brilliant case colors. Lockplate, hammer, lever and other action parts retain most of their orig case colors turned dark. Patchbox retains about 80% orig blue. Stock is sound and retains virtually all of its orig oil finish with a few scattered very minor nicks & scratches. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54479 JR103 (3,000-5,000)

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606

FINE BURNSIDE MODEL 1864 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 17356. .54 cal. 21” rnd bbl. Marked “BURNSIDE PATENT / MODEL 1864” on top of the frame. “EPR” and “RKW” cartouches on the left side of the stock. All features standard. CONDITION: Excellent. 90% dull blue on the bbl and 95% bright blue on the breechblock, lever, and tangs. 90% casehardening on action and buttplate. Slightly fading at the rear of the lockplate and mixed with light spots of surface rust overall. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-55323 FS153 (3,500-5,000)

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607

BURNSIDE 5TH MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 16230. Usual configuration with 21″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. The top of the frame and lockplate with usual markings and the receiver has the guide screw in the right side. There is a sling bar and ring on the left side of the receiver and it is fitted with uncheckered wood with small round forearm with bbl band and straight stock with smooth carbine buttplate. There is a legible rectangular cartouche on the left side of the wrist and small inspector initials on the various parts. There is a sling swivel in the bottom of the stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains about 98% orig finish turning plum. Receiver, lockplate and hammer retain most of their orig case colors, bright and strong on the right side, muted and turning silver elsewhere. Top tang retains most of its bright blue finish. Lever and breechblock arm retain generous amounts of orig finish. Wood is sound with minor light handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong dark bore. 4-54557 JR118 (2,500-4,000)

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608

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 8021. Cal. 50. 21-3/4” part oct bbl. No maker’s name, only the Smith patent and agent markings on the left side of the receiver. The bbl release button has been replaced. The cartouche is unreadable. CONDITION: Brown patina with surface rust mixed with dirt and grime. There is blue visible on the bbl catch and some case hardening in protected areas under the coating. Wood shows handling marks.. Mechanically good. 4-54552 X162 (2,000-3,000)

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609

VERY FINE BALL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. NSN. .50 Spencer cal. 21-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard six line markings on the left side of the receiver. Crisp “GGS” cartouche on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Retains most of the orig finish on the metal with slight fading on the lower front edge of the frame. Brilliant colors on the breechblock, hammer, and buttplate. Minor handling marks on the wood. Only 1,000 were issued but they were never used as they were delivered after the war ended. 4-55325 FS154 (5,000-8,000)

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610

SCARCE BALL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. NSN. Scarce 7-shot repeater with 22″ rnd bbl, tiny pinch blade front sight with 2-position flip rear sight. It has 3/4-length forearm, an orig ramrod and has two bands and has straight grain walnut buttstock with straight grip and carbine buttplate. It has usual Lamson markings on the receiver and also has a sling bar & ring on the left side. The left side of the wrist has a clearly legible rectangular cartouche and there are small inspector’s initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new, retaining virtually all of its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Bbl has a few scratches & a slight worn spot on the top and the case colors on the receiver are only slightly faded with minor nicks & scratches on the wood. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Appears to be unfired. 4-54561 JR132 (2,500-4,000)

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611

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1865 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN C44324. Standard carbine with usual markings throughout. It has a 22″ round bbl, German silver front sight, and carbine ladder rear sight with “R.S.L.” inspector marks on the left side at the receiver. It has a sling bar and ring on the left side and is without cartouche on the stock. CONDITION: Extremely fine. The bbl retains 96-97% strong original blue and the receiver about 75-80% fading original case colors. The wood is sound with a few nicks and dings and retains most of the original finish. Crisp mechanics and bright shiny bore. 4-54949 JR748 (7,500-9,000)

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612

SMITH CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 7110. Made by “American Machine Works”, with 21-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight blade and carbine ladder rear sight without markings. It has nicely grained walnut stock & forearm with crisp cartouche on the left wrist. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Possibly unfired retaining virtually all its fine orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Buttstock has a few light nicks & scratches and a small bruise and the forearm one small gouge. Receiver has brilliant colors in sheltered areas with the balance muted. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54200 JR47 (2,500-4,000)

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613

SPENCER MODEL 1865 LEVER ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 56-56. SN 4899. Scarce standard carbine without Stabler cutoff having a 20″ rnd bbl, square base front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Usual receiver and bbl markings with a small “US” and a “W” on the left side of the bbl over the chamber. It has straight grain walnut wood with small round forearm and single band with sling swivels and straight stock with two sharp cartouches on the left wrist and small inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with a couple of small nicks and a scratch or two. Receiver, lockplate & hammer, lever, bottom tang and buttplate retain most of their orig factory case colors strong but faded on the receiver, bright and vivid on the lockplate, hammer, lower tang & buttplate. Lever is mostly dark blue case colors. Stock has a hairline on the left side at the buttplate, otherwise the wood is sound with a few minor nicks & scratches from handling & storage. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. May have been fired, but if so, very little. 4-54556 JR119 (4,000-6,000)

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614

AMES/JENKS CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 5/27. Cal. .50. 24” rnd bbl. Oval loading slot marked “Wm JENKS / N. P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” on the lock plate. “Wm JENKS / USN. / RP / P / 1844” is stamped on top of the bbl at the breech. No inspector marks appear on the wood. CONDITION: Fine plus. 90% bright brown on the bbl mixed with light pitting at the muzzle, and with scattered specks of surface rust elsewhere. Wood has minor handling marks. Brass has mellow patina. Wear is limited to the top of the breech area. 4-53880 FS56 (3,000-5,000)

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615

FINE AMES/JENKS CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN. 2/16. Cal. .50. 24” rnd bbl. Oval loading slot marked “Wm JENKS / N. P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS” on the lock plate. “Wm JENKS / USN. / RP / P / 1845” is stamped on top of the bbl at the breech. Inspector marks “JL” and “RC” cartouches are on the left side of the stock and are strong. CONDITION: Fine. 75% orig brown on the bbl and strong case hardening colors on the lockplate. Worn & oil stain around the breech. Wood has numerous dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-54443 FS57 (2,000-3,000)

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616

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CIVIL WAR SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 99061. Cal. 52. 22” rnd bbl. Standard markings on all parts. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue at the rear of the bbl, which has vise marks. Brown patina at the front of the bbl. 50% casehardening colors on the action, mostly turned brown elsewhere. Wood has been cleaned around the patchbox. Stock has been repaired and refinished on the left side of the wrist. Forearm varnished. Mechanically good. 4-54958 (3,500-4,500)

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617

SHARPS MODEL 1853 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 12722. Cal. 54. 21-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl, action and lockplate. There is a shadow of a cartouche (?) on the left side of the stock. Brass furniture including the patchbox that is numbered 25. CONDITION: Retains most of the dull reblue on the bbl. Action has a gray/brown patina with some signs of cleaning. Some heat blue on the lockplate. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Action is good. 4-54955 (3,500-4,500)

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618

FINE TRIPLETT & SCOTT CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 898. .50 Spencer cal. 22” rnd bbl. Marked “KENTUCKY” on the left side of the receiver, “MERIDEN MAN’FG. CO. / MERIDEN.CONN.” on the left side of the frame. “TRIPLETT & SCOTT PATENT DEC. 6, 1864” is on the top tang, “G / W.R” is stamped in the wood near the butt on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Fine. 80% dull blue on the bbl, bbl band, receiver and magazine cover. About 70% of the casehardening remains on the frame. Brilliant on the bottom but slightly fading elsewhere. Casehardening on the buttplate is bright on top and faded on the back. Like most Triplett & Scott carbines, the butt is cracked, but this one is cracked at the buttplate instead of over the magazine. Sling swivels remain but the lower is probably a replacement as it is slightly oversized and has caused some chipping at the front end. Mechanically fine. 4-55324 FS152 (3,250-4,500)

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619

TRIPLETT & SCOTT CIVIL WAR ERA REPEATING CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. SN 3222. Unusual carbine with scarce 22″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight without markings. The left side of the receiver is marked “KENTUCKY”. It has uncheckered wood with small round forearm and one bbl band retained with a spring. It has straight stock with carbine buttplate and sling swivels on the top and bottom at the butt. Left side of the butt, at the buttplate, has three tiny inspector initials, which appear to be “Y/WB”. Unusual carbine that functions by depressing a button beside the hammer that releases the bbl, which pivots downward to the right and accesses the 7-rnd magazine which is located in the buttstock. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the metal being a mottled dark silver/brown patina. Buttstock has the obligatory crack over the magazine tube and a couple of others back of the top tang with some minor chips missing, otherwise is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine although slightly loose. Strong bright bore with moderate to heavy pitting. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54365 JR83 (1,000-1,500)

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620

SCARCE PALMER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. NSN. Scarce martially marked carbine with 20″ rnd bbl, integral receiver with small pinched blade front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. It has a 1-pc stock with sling bar & ring on the left side and one bbl band. The lockplate with usual Lamson markings and dated “1865”. The front of the trigger plate and the trigger bow have tiny “P” proofs and there is a visible “MM” cartouche on the left flat. CONDITION: Fine. Metal overall retains a smooth even blue/brown patina with scattered bright blue on the bbl band and trigger guard. Lockplate with about 50% silvered case colors and the balance brown patina. Stock has a couple of small cracks back of the lockplate, otherwise is sound showing moderate to heavy wears with a gouge in the buttstock and usual handling & use marks. Good mechanics, strong dark bore. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54364 JR82 (1,500-2,500)

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621

RARE LINDNER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. NSN. Cal. .54. 20” rnd bbl. This is the first type marked “EDWARD LINDNER’S / PATENT. / MARCH 29. 1859.” on top of the breechblock/loading chamber. Inspector initials appear on various parts of the gun. Only 892 of these were made, 391 of which were received by the Ordnance Dept. in November of 1861 and issued to the First Michigan Cavalry. Another 501 of them were received in January of 1863, but no issue information is available. The lockplate is unmarked. There is an unreadable cartouche on top of the stock in front of the buttplate tang. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to bright with small areas of surface rust beginning to form. Wood has normal handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-54563 FS72 (2,000-3,500)

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622

JOSLYN CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 12232. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and 3-position musket style rear sight, 1-pc walnut stock with sling bar & ring on the left side. It has smooth steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Blue/brown patina over all the metal, smooth and clean on the lockplate & hammer with some light fine pitting on the bbl. Stock is sound with good edges and minor chipping with light handling & use marks. Crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-53877 JR23 (1,750-2,750)

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623

ALTERED SPENCER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 17508. Cal. 50 Spencer. 22” rnd bbl. “ESA” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The Stabler cutoff is in place. CONDITION: Fine as refinished for conversion. Retaining about half of the fading casehardening colors on the action and lockplate, slightly less on the buttplate. 50% very thin blue mixing with surface rust and light pitting. Wood is fine with minor dents and scratches. 4-54957 (4,000-5,000)

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624

SPENCER MODEL 1869 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 47189. Cal. 50 Spencer. 22” rnd bbl. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall. Markings are only partially readable. Cartouches are not readable. Mechanically good. 4-54963 (2,750-3,250)

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625

SPENCER MODEL 1865 CARBINE W/COLORADO TERRITORY MARKS. SN 25442. Cal. 50 Spencer. 20” rnd bbl. Standard Burnside Rifle Co. marks on top of the receiver. “GC” cartouche is readable; the other is not. The left side of the stock is stamped “U.S. / COL.TER” and someone has carved the outline of a mountain lion on the right side of the stock. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light surface rust and pitting overall. A large filled area behind the sling swivel on the forearm. Buttstock has been cleaned and reoiled over dents and scratches. Mechanically good. 4-54960 (5,000-6,000)

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626

JOSLYN CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. SN 16146. Usual configuration with 22″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, 2-position flip rear sight, 1-pc stock with iron bbl band & buttplate. There is a sling bar and ring on the left side flat and the lockplate has its usual markings. CONDITION: Fine, matching. Bbl retains 92-94% orig blue under a coating of old dried oil and scattered light surface rust. Lockplate & hammer are a medium silver/brown patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang and down the right side of the butt, otherwise is fine with usual handling & use nicks & scratches and retains a dark patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a scattered spot or two of pitting. 4-54480 JR117 (1,500-2,500)

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627

CIVIL WAR JOSLYN CARBINE. Cal. 50 RF. SN 2498. Standard carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, pinch blade front sight and 2-leaf 3-position flip rear sight. It has standard breechblock & lockplate markings. It is mounted in a nicely figured 1-pc stock with brass bbl band, buttplate & trigger guard. There is a sling bar & ring on the left flat. The left flat also has a mostly legible cartouche and there are small inspector initials on the various parts. The breechblock is numbered to another carbine, #2465 and is the early type without shrouded firing pin. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 65-70% thin orig blue turning silver in spots with light surface discoloration and some scattered rust. Breechblock, hammer & lockplate are a mottled silver color. Stock is sound with usual handling & use marks and a gouge and bruise or two and retains most of a restored oil finish. Good mechanics, very bright shiny bore with a spot or two of rust. 4-54444 JR102 (1,500-2,500)

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628

STARR PERCUSSION CARBINE. SN 18150. Cal. 54. 21” rnd bbl. Marked “STARR ARMS Co / YONKERS.N.Y.” on the lockplate with the same marking in one line on top of the bbl. An issue mark “1 / ARK / K” is stamped in a cross on top of the chamber. The two cartouches are obscured by dents and wear. The name “ND(?)TAYLOR” is carved on the left side of the stock. This has not been researched. CONDITION: 50% blue on the bbl mixed with surface rust and light pitting, moderate at the muzzle. Gray/brown on the action. Stock has dents and scratches on both sides. Mechanically fine. 4-54959 (3,750-4,7500)

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629

STARR PERCUSSION CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 16902. Standard carbine with 21″ stepped rnd bbl, iron front sight and 2-position flip rear sight. Usual markings on the bbl, receiver and lockplate. The receiver has a staple & ring in the left side. It has straight stock with small forearm with brass bbl band & buttplate. There are small inspector initials on the left side of the chamber area of the bbl. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue with the balance a blue/brown patina. Breechblock retains 75-80% blue and the receiver 30-35% silvered case colors with the balance a brown patina. Wood is sound with a highly polished refinish. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54366 JR84 (1,250-1,750)

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630

SHARPS MODEL 1869 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN. CL0034. Cal. .50. 24-3/4” rnd bbl. No markings on the bbl, only “SHARPS RIFLE CO.” on the lock plate. The rear sight and several screws are replaced. There is a large replaced piece of wood between the lock plate and upper tang, and smaller ones elsewhere. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the bbl mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Gray/brown patina on the action with moderate to heavy pitting at the rear of the upper tang and some battering to the lockplate at the front screw position. Wood was heavily varnished after the repairs, covering dents, scratches & gouges. Action is good. 4-54562 FS54 (2,000-3,000)

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631

IMPORTANT JOHN BROWN SHARPS. SN 17619. Cal. .52. 21” rnd bbl. This saddle ring carbine was one of ten in case 689, purchased by the New England Immigrant Aid Society & shipped to Kansas in 1856. This was part of the well known shipments of carbines, known as Beecher’s Bibles, to John Brown for use by the Anti-Slave Forces in Bleeding Kansas. These saw rough service and are usually not found in good condition. The meaning of the “JPC” marking on the left side of the grip is not known at this time. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue at the rear of the bbl; otherwise mostly gray patina with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Brass has a mellow patina; stock has normal dents and scratches and two small cracks at the toe. Mechanically fine. 4-54553 FS71 (5,000-10,000)

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632

FINE SHARPS MODEL 1863 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN C5623. .54 cal. 22” rnd bbl. Standard Sharps marking on bbl, frame and lockplate. Two sharp “TWR” cartouches on the left side of the stock with “E.A.W” on the bbl. “H.D.H” is on the sling ring bar and “H.E.E” is on the top of the stock at the buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. 90% dull blue on the bbl with considerable scratching around the rear bbl band. Surface rust and light pitting elsewhere. Casehardening colors on the action are still visible in protected places but are mostly washed out. Buttstock has been cleaned but not sanded or varnished. Mechanically fine. 4-55322 X88 (6,000-10,000)

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633

SCARCE SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 1686. Standard carbine with 21-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, silver blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight without markings. Made by Mass Arms. The stock has the outline of a cartouche on the left wrist . It has 2 small plugged holes in the left side of the wrist. CONDITION: Good to very good. Mismatched. Bbl is numbered “16410”. Bbl retains traces of orig finish being mostly a silver/brown patina. Receiver is mostly a silver/gray patina and the sideplate a medium dark brown patina. Stock has a replaced chip atop the wrist, otherwise the wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks, scratches & dings and has a sling swivel base at the toe. Buttplate has moderate to heavy pitting. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54360 JR73 (1,250-1,750)

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634

SHARPS CONVERTED CARBINE. SN 50767. Cal. .50. 22” rnd bbl. Late conversion with cam-operated firing pin. The front sight is a replacement. This carbine has been refinished twice; once when it was converted, removing most of the marks, and once more recently. No inspector marks. CONDITION: Retains about half of the most recent blue. Stock is cracked, repaired, sanded & reoiled and still has numerous dents, gouges, and scratches. Mechanically good. 4-54042 X35 (1,000-1,500)

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635

REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK NAVAL CARBINE. Cal. 50-45 CF. SN 4878. Standard carbine with 23-1/4″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, 2-position flip rear sight, single bbl band with sling loop and uncheckered wood with splinter forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate and sling loop. This is one of the 5,000 carbines assembled at Springfield in 1868 on Remington made receivers, few of which are known to survive. The top of the bbl over the chamber is marked with a small anchor and the right side of the receiver is stamped with a “P” proof and the inspector initials “FCW” with another small anchor. The right side of the wrist has a legible rectangular cartouche. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a smooth even medium to dark brown patina and the receiver a light gray/brown patina. Stock has a hairline back of the top tang and back of the lower tang, otherwise the wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains a fine old patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-54481 JR104 (2,000-3,000)

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636

REMINGTON NAVY ROLLING BLOCK CARBINE. Cal. 50-45. SN 1285. Standard carbine with 23-1/4″ rnd bbl, pinch blade front sight and a 600-yard carbine ladder rear sight. The upper tang has usual Remington markings. There is a legible rectangular cartouche on the right side of the forearm, however the inspector’s initials & anchor are not present on the right side of the receiver nor is there a little anchor on top of the bbl. No other marks were observed. It has a small forearm with single band and sling loops. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 75-80% blue that may be an old restoration. Receiver is polished bright. Wood is sound showing heavy wear with a gouge on the wrist and retains most of an old refinish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54591 JR179 (800-1,200)

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637

WHITNEY EXCELSIOR SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38 RF. Serial number not visible. Rare & unusual dropping block rifle, one of less than 200, with 28″ medium weight rnd bbl, tiny front sight and fixed rear sight with maker’s name & address above the rear sight. It has an unusual bottom opening breechblock with rim fire and center fire capability. It is secured with a latch & ring which, when opened, exposes the chamber for loading & unloading. It has a manual extractor on the bottom of the bbl. It is mounted with slab-sawed straight grip stock & tiny round forearm with metal band secured with one screw and has a smooth carbine style buttplate. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains generous amounts of orig blue finish under crusty brown patina and the receiver is mostly a brown patina. Breechblock has several hammer marks on the top. Lower tang is cracked through the upper screw hole. Wood is sound with usual light to moderate handling & use nicks, dings & scratches with a fine old patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-54266 JR48 (1,250-2,250)

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638

SCARCE J.SCHUDT SINGLE SHOT MUSKET. Cal. 45-70. NSN. Scarce 3-band musket built on a Martini action with 34-1/4″ rnd bbl, barleycorn front sight with large heavy musket sight missing its slide. The heavy Martini action is marked on the left side “J. SCHUDT / PATD JUNE 5. 1877”. The right side of the action has an unusual large checkered thumb print operating lever marked “SCHUDT/SEEGER” with the date “1877” in the center. It also has an extended take down lever, knurled on both top & bottom with a detent pin and two recesses, which act as a safety, locking the sliding, knurled safety plate. It has 2-pc walnut wood with full length forearm, metal forend tip, missing the wiping rod, straight stock and smooth musket steel buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 90% plus strong orig blue with scattered light surface rust. Receiver has traces of orig case coloring being mostly a silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and retains most of a fine dark patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-54267 JR49 (3,000-5,000)

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638A.

BALLARD MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 44 percussion. SN 21355. Standard rifle with 30” round bbl, silver blade front sight, missing the rear sight. It has 3 bands with uncheckered wood and straight stock with musket butt and sling swivels. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being a mottled silver black patina that has been cleaned. Light to moderate pitting over all metal surfaces. Stock has a crack at the wrist and is missing a chip and the forearm has a crack by the ejector handle, otherwise has usual handling and use marks and is dark and oil stained. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-52260 (800-1,500)

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638B.

SCARCE EVANS CARBINE. Cal. 44 Evans. SN 909 (or 606). Standard carbine with 21-1/2″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, reverse mounted ladder rear sight, long splinter forearm with single bbl band and 2-pc walnut buttstock. The serial number was observed only inside the channels of the two pieces of the buttstock. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 96-97% plum/brown finish and the receiver about 75% thinning plum/brown finish. Wood is sound with a dark oil patina and minor handling and storage marks. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with one or two spots of pitting. 4-53876 JR24 (1,500-2,000)

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639

HISTORIC AND RARE CASED AND INSCRIBED COLT LONDON FIRST MODEL SQUARE-BACK NAVY REVOLVER AND ACCOUTREMENTS. An extremely rare Colt revolver-even rarer in cased form-with an English regimental inscription. This revolver, SN 361, is among the earliest Colt London Navy revolvers known. The revolver is a scarce First Model London Colt with silver-plated brass square-back trigger guard and backstrap. The revolver is .36 cal. with a 7 ½ “octagonal bBl and a six shot cylinder. The backstrap is inscribed T. M. Sunter/7th Fusiliers.

The 7th Regiment Royal Fusiliers have a long and illustrious history of combat and duty. In 1751 the Regiment was termed the 7th or Royal Fuziliers. The 7th were in Quebec in 1775 and served there and in New York during the American War of Independence, fighting also at Charleston 1780 and Cowpens 1781 before returning home in 1783. The 7th started life as the regiment of the City of London. Following the American Revolution the Regiment became titled 7th Royal Fusiliers. During the period in which this revolver was manufactured (1853-1857), the Regiment served brief periods in garrisons and tours of duty both at home and abroad. The Crimean War saw the 7th as part of the Light Division at the Battle of the Aima in 1854 where they won great renown. In all, the 7th won five Victoria Crosses during the Crimean War. The Indian Mutiny followed shortly thereafter and the 7th Royal Fusiliers arrived on the field from England in December 1857. In 1863 the 1st Battalion of the 7th was on the North West Frontier of India and the 2nd Battalion went to Canada from 1866 to 1870 where they were involved in the Fenian Raids.

The rare Colt first model square back revolver is fully cased with accoutrements. The Colt factory case has a rectangular (with scalloped edges) brass escutcheon inlaid on the top of the lid also inscribed T.M. Sunter, Esq. Inside is a near complete set of accoutrements including the Colt cleaning rod, oiler, nipple wrench and screw driver, brass .36 cal. bullet mold, a rare bag shaped flask marked Colt’s Navy Flask/James Dixon & Son/Sheffield and a large tin of W&C Ely percussion caps marked London with green paper label. This cased Colt revolver is photographed and described in COLONEL COLT LONDON: THE HISTORY OF COLT’S LONDON FIREARMS, 1851-1857 (London, 1976) by Joseph G. Rosa. CONDITION: Excellent. Revolver has much orig factory finish with approximately 50% bright factory bluing on the bbl and strong case colors on the frame. About 60% of the orig silver-plating remains on the backstrap and trigger guard. 1-pc Walnut grip retains most of its orig varnish. Case is Colt factory made of Walnut with interior fittings of red velvet. Label in the top of the lid is intact but shows checking, cracking but it remains securely in place. Powder flask is in fine condition with most of its orig finish. Bullet mold is excellent and other tools and accoutrements in very good to excellent condition. A wonderful and rare cased Colt London revolver with an historic British regimental inscription. 4-53646 CoW5 (20,000-30,000)

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IDENTIFIED CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 1208. Fine early London Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, London address with brass grip frame and deluxe burled 1-pc walnut grip. It is engraved in early English style with about 50% coverage on the frame, light flourishes on the bbl lug, rammer pivot, back strap and trigger guard. The hammer has a dolphin motif on the top edge. “COLT’S PATENT” is engraved in a ribbon on the left side. The left side of the bbl flat & the cylinder have British proofs. It is accompanied by its orig mahogany casing with brass plaque on the top inscribed “E C Mallet, Esqre / 88th Regt”. The inside of the case is lined with red velvet with compartments for an all iron wiping rod, a Colt’s Patent 2-cavity iron mold, L-shaped nipple wrench and a Dixon Navy sized bag flask. It also has a large tin of Joyce caps.

The 88th Regiment, also known as the Connaught Rangers “THE DEVIL’S OWN”. The 88th Regiment was a participant in the Crimean Campaign and can be studied in the book THE CRIMEAN CAMPAIGN WITH THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS 88TH REGIMENT, Stevens, London 1878. A Google search disclosed voluminous information regarding the Connaught Rangers. It appears that the regiment was recruited from Connaught County, Ireland and were a rough & rowdy bunch that fought from the early 1800’s through WWI. It shows Lt. Edward Charles Mallet was awarded the “India Mutiny Medal”.

CONDITION: Fine. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered but appears to have the proper age for this revolver. Retains an even plumy/brown patina overall with traces of silvered case colors on the frame and rammer pivot with hammer marks by the wedge slot. Grip frame retains 88-90% orig silver-plating, thin around the trigger guard. Cylinder is a gray patina with a couple of dents and light pitting and retains 75-80% orig Ormsby naval battle scene. Grips are sound with moderate wear, light scratches & dings and retains about 95% orig varnish, slightly shrunken. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Case has 3 or 4 grain checks in the lid, otherwise is sound with numerous small nicks, dings & scratches. Lining is moderately faded and soiled with wear around the front sight area. Mold shows good heavy use, but still has clean cavities. Flask has 2 or 3 small dents and some rust spotting on the spring, otherwise is fine. Cap tin label is nearly intact. A truly beautiful and probably historic set used by a British officer in the Crimean War. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54713 JR664 (10,000-15,000)

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HISTORIC CIVIL WAR CASED AND PRESENTED COLT LONDON NAVY REVOLVER TO COLONEL (LATER BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL) C. H. VAN WYCK, 56TH REGIMENT N.Y.S.V. SN 42176. Cal. .36. A very nice presentation case containing a Colt Model 1851 Second Model London Navy revolver. The revolver is a standard 2nd mod. London with a 7 ½” oct bbl, steel grip straps and trigger guard and 1-pc Walnut grip. The English oak Colt factory case is lined in red velvet and contains and English style Colt bag shaped copper flask, a large tin of Ely percussion caps with green label, two nipple wrenches and screwdriver combination tools, oiler and iron .35 cal. bullet mold. A very large brass shield is affixed to the lid of the case which is engraved: PRESENTED TO/Col. C.H. Van Wyck/56th Regt. NYSV/by the/OFFICERS.

A large quantity of military and pension records for Colonel Van Wyck accompany the cased revolver. Charles Henry Van Wyck was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, 10 May, 1824. He was graduated at Rutgers in 1843, adopted the profession of law, and in 1850-‘6 was district attorney of Sullivan County, New York. He served in Congress in 1859-’63, having been elected as a Republican. While continually holding his seat in Congress he was appointed Colonel of the 10th legion, or 56th regiment, of New York State Volunteers at the outset of war. His career spanned the war and his service was distinguished. The 56th Regiment was hard fought principally with General George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac in the peninsula campaign. Later the regiment would serve out their term on campaign in South Carolina. In 1865 Van Wyck was brevetted Brigadier-General of Volunteers. He was again elected to Congress in 1867-’71, and was Chairman of the Committee on Retrenchments. He removed to Nebraska in 1874, engaged in farming, was a delegate to the Constitutional convention in 1876, state senator in 1876-’80, and in 1881 became United States Senator. CONDITION: Rrevolver is in very good condition with traces of orig blue on the bbl and loading lever. Cylinder scene is strong, the revolver is uncleaned and maintains a nice dark gray to blue patina Grips are sharp with some wear to varnish. Mechanics are fine. Accoutrements are generally well preserved. Case is in nice condition with the interior colors retaining their bright red hue. Lock escutcheon is missing and the wood slightly splintered just above the lock. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54186 CoW17 (4,500-7,500)

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EARLY CASED COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY. Cal. 36. SN 674. Early London Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, London address with brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by an orig Colt Agency oak casing, red velvet lined with compartments for the revolver, a 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold, a Dixon bag flask, a tin of Eley caps and a nipple wrench. The wiping rod is missing. It has an orig type instruction label in the lid. CONDITION: About very good, all matching except the wedge which is an unnumbered replacement. Bbl retains an even medium gray/brown patina. Cylinder has a matching patina with light pitting and a couple of dents on the front edge and has had the cylinder scene polished away. Frame and hammer are a dark patina with the grip frame a lemony yellow patina. Nicely figured grips have a hairline on the left side, otherwise retain about 85% orig varnish with light nicks & scratches. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case has a hairline in the lid, otherwise is sound. Somewhat battered with much orig varnish. Mold has been refinished and the flask has had a large dent removed from one side with a slightly open seam. Tin is fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54720 JR660 (2,500-4,000)

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CASED MODEL 1851 COLT LONDON NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 33005. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, London address, brass pin front sight, with iron trigger guard & backstrap, 1-pc ivory grips with checkered bottom edges and British proofs on the bbl & cylinder. The case is nicely grained walnut, 14-3/8″ x 7″ x 2-1/2″ with green felt lining that has been relined and contains a refinished Colt’s Patent 2-cavity mold and a Dixon style bag flask. It has a Joseph Lang distributor’s label in the lid. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching although the wedge may be an old renumber. No orig finish remains being a medium gray patina overall with fine pitting on the frame & hammer. Cylinder retains 40-50% naval battle scene with fine pitting and all six safety pins are usable. Grips have a repaired chip at the left toe with old age lines and a beautiful banana gold patina. Hammer screw is a replacement. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old refinish. Mold, as noted, is refinished. Flask has several small to medium dents, otherwise is sound. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54726 JR659 (2,500-3,500)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 96469. Fine, early Gustave Young engraved Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, dovetail front sight, Hartford address, silver plated brass grip frame with deluxe burl walnut 1-pc grip. It is wonderfully engraved with well-executed scrolls of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background covering the entire frame and recoil shields with engraved hammer sides having Young’s trademark wolf’s head on the hammer nose. The engraving extends over both sides of the bbl lug and top flats with a decorative heart design and fine border around the address. The left side flat has Young’s trademark bird or demon head incorporated in the engraving. Rammer pivot has full coverage engraving. The backstrap has Young’s trademark fan at the top with flourishes of arabesque pattern at the top and bottom, on the trigger guard and bottom of the frame. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains a plum/blue patina with stronger blue in the sheltered areas, mixed with fine pitting. Cylinder is a gray patina with a ding on the front edge and spots of scattered pitting and retains 30-40% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains most of its silvered case colors with sharp engraving. Grip frame retains 75-80% orig silver-plating. Grips are sound with a couple of small nicks & dings and retain most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54755 JR674 (5,000-8,000)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 128229. Beautiful Gustave Young engraved Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, “New York U.S. America” address with dashes, brass grip frame and deluxe shell grain walnut 1-pc grip. The engraving is typical Young’s later style with full coverage on the frame consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and his trademark blossoms. The hammer has engraved sides with the trademark wolf’s heads. The engraving extends over the sides of the bbl lug and top flats and incorporates Young’s trademark bird or demon’s head within the pattern on the left side. The top flat has border and fan pattern around the address. The rammer pivot has full coverage engraving. The top of the back strap has Young’s trademark fan at the top with light arabesque flourishes on the back strap, butt strap, trigger guard and bottom of the frame. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 75-80% dull orig blue, brighter on the bottom flats. Cylinder is a plum patina with light pitting toward the front edge and retains 40-50% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame & hammer are dark patina. Grip frame is a light mustard patina and the grips are very fine with light wear, a few nicks & dings and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54756 JR672 (7,000-10,000)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY. Cal. 36. SN 37322. Fine London Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, Colt’s London address with iron trigger guard & back strap and deluxe burled 1-pc walnut grip. The frame has full coverage beautiful foliate arabesque pattern engraving which extends over the sides of the bbl flat, full coverage on the rammer pivot and bottom of the rammer handle and extensively around the muzzle. The back strap has about 70% coverage with more on the trigger guard and bottom of the frame. There are British proofs on the left bbl flat and cylinder and “COLT’S PATENT” is engraved in a ribbon on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including the wedge, which has softened the engraving. No orig finish remains being a cleaned gray patina overall. Shows heavy wear with several small dings & hammer marks on the bbl, pitting on the back edge of the frame and recoil shield. Artificially aged trigger guard. The grips are a dark hand rubbed patina showing heavy wear with worn edges, chipped and dinged at the right edge. The hammer screw is a replacement. The cylinder is a gray patina and retains 30-40% Ormsby naval battle scene. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-54134 JR671 (2,500-4,000)

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FINE EARLY COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 16572. 3rd Model Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight, silver-plated grip frame with small rnd trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grips. It has the usual unfluted cylinder with naval battle scene. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with edge wear and a couple of small dings on the lower edges. Rammer & lever have traces of case colors, being mostly a silver patina. Frame retains darkened case colors, having been cleaned and now is mostly a smooth silver/gray patina. Cylinder retains traces of scattered blue, being mostly a gray/brown patina with one area of pitting and retains about 70% naval battle scene. Five of the six safety pins are intact. Hammer retains 30-40% case colors. Grip frame is fine and retains 95-97% strong orig silver-plating. Grips are sound showing very little wear with a few nicks and minor scratches and retains most of its orig bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. All in all, a fine early Navy that has had very little use but experienced someone a little ambitious with the cleaning. 4-54454 JR604 (5,000-8,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 61258. Martially marked with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, unfluted cylinder, marked with a tiny “U.S.” on the left side of the frame, “USN” on the butt strap and inspector’s initials “GMR” on the left side of the bottom of the grip. It has the rare iron trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip that has been repaired on the right side. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except the wedge which is numbered “0123”. Metal has good edges with the bbl retaining an even dark brown patina with several nicks on the bbl edges and sides of the bbl flats. Cylinder also has a smooth dark brown patina and retains about 90% naval battle scene with one small area of fine pitting. Frame retains 50-60% thin case colors, mostly on the sides, with the recoil shields a medium patina. Trigger guard and grip frame are a medium patina with some blue near the top of the backstrap. Grips, as related above, have been repaired and retains most of a refinish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. A fine rare Navy. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54757 JR656 (3,000-5,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 56285. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, New York City address with a small anchor at the cylinder end on the top flat. It has tiny “U.S.” on the left side of the frame and has iron trigger guard and back strap with “U.S.N.” on the butt strap. CONDITION: Good, all matching including the wedge. No orig finish remains being a cleaned gray metal finish showing moderate wear to the edges, fine pitting around the forcing cone area and on the hammer nose with scattered spots on the frame and back strap. Grip is dark & oil stained with nicks & dings and a chipped right toe. Cylinder is gray with a couple of dents on the front edge and retains 85-90% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are reasonably intact. Good mechanics, strong bore with fine pitting in the grooves. 4-54493 JR678 (3,000-6,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE FIRST TYPE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 1086 matching including wedge. Cal. .36. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Note the square back trigger guard and the screw under the wedge. The “CITY” in the address has a deep scratch across it. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate pitting overall. Traces of silver on the backstrap and trigger guard. Grip has been repaired, sanded undersized, and refinished over dents and pits. Cylinder scene is partially visible. Mechanically fine. 4-53838 FS335 (3,000-5,000)

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