Outstanding Spring Firearms Auction
Grosses Over $5 Million!

Auction: March 14th-16th, 2005

Preview: March 12 & 13, 2005

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

If you have questions please email firearms@jamesdjulia.com.


| Click here to view prices realized column
Image Lot
Price
Description
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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

640

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

641

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

642

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

643

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

644

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

645

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

646

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

647

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

648

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

649

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

650

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)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

650A.

DIMICK PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1396, matching except for wedge, which has no number. Cal. .36. 7-1/2” oct bbl. This copy of the Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver was made for H. E. Dimick of St. Louis by the Metropolitan Arms Co. The front sight is a replacement and the bbl has been set back slightly to tighten the joint. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina on iron surfaces. Brass with many dents and scratches. Grips are battered at the bottom and missing chips. Sides have been sanded and reoiled. Mechanically good. 4-53837 FS311 (750-1,250)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

651

FINE COLT ENGLISH USED NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 188177. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ oct bbl with 1-line New York address, pin front sight, unfluted 6-shot cylinder with naval battle scene and silver-plated brass grip frame with large trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grips. There is a small “L” by the serial number in all four locations on the bottom of the revolver. The left side of the grip has a British cartouche marked in the outer circle with crown, the initials “RM” and “ENFIELD”. The inner circle has a small crown with the initials “GS” over an “M”. The bbl & cylinder have British proofs. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-96% bright glossy blue with slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Rammer & lever retain most of their bright case colors. Frame retains about 90% bright case colors on the right side and about 60% faded case colors on the left side. Hammer retains about all of its bright case colors. Cylinder retains about 60% strong blue with the balance a silver/gray patina and still retains about 90% naval battle scene with five of the six safety pins mostly intact. Trigger guard and backstrap retain traces of orig silver-plating. Grips are fine with light nicks & dings and a gouge or two and retain about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-54455 JR606 (5,000-8,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

652

COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY PERCUSSI0N REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 41372. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, London bbl address, unfluted cylinder with iron trigger guard & backstrap & 1-pc walnut grips. It has British proofs on the bbl & cylinder. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including the wedge. Metal all retains a medium gray/brown patina with traces of orig finish in the sheltered areas. Grips are sound showing moderate wear to the edges, nicks & scratches and retains about 93-95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54747 JR655 (1,500-2,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

653

FINE COLT NAVY REVOLVER. SN 146088, all matching except wedge, which has been renumbered to match. Cal. 36. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Standard one line New York address. CONDITION: Fine with strong traces of blue on bbl. Faded casehardening colors on the frame and loading lever. Cylinder scene is sharp. Pins on the cylinder have mostly been mashed but are still present. Grips retain much of the orig varnish, worn at the base and the rear of the right grip. Mechanically fine. 4-53763 (2,200-3,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

654

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 77307. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, 6-shot unfluted cylinder with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip that has the outline of a cartouche on each side. The left side of the frame has a tiny “US” and there are small inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Good with gunsmith restored finish. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Completely refinished with non-factory bluing and case coloring, polished grip frame and refinished grips. It has battered frame screws and a replaced wedge screw. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-54141 JR624 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

655

MARTIALLY MARKED VERY EARLY COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 7777. Rare martially marked Navy, probably sold to the Army with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 6-shot cylinder with naval battle scene, brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips with a mostly legible cartouche on the left side. There are small inspector marks on the various metal parts and on the bottom of the grip. Apparently only a few of the revolvers sold to the military were actually inspected. CONDITION: Fine plus. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 30-40% blue turning plum in the sheltered areas with the balance a blue/brown patina. Cylinder is a thin brown patina and retains 50-60% naval battle scene. Frame retains about 80% strong orig case colors on the right side and 70-75% thin colors on the left side. Hammer retains about 60% strong case colors. Grip frame is a light to medium mustard patina. Grips are sound with a scratch through the cartouche, a couple of other minor nicks & dings and a couple of hammer marks on the bottom. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-54457 JR607 (3,000-5,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

655A.

ENGRAVED PAIR OF COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVERS. Cal. 36. SN 14538 & 14543. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ round bbls, German silver front sights, brass grip frames with 1-pc ivory grips, both carved on the left side with a deep relief Lady Liberty. The frames, bbls, hammers & grip frames are all engraved in Gustave Young style, probably in his shop with his trademark style of flowing foliate arabesque patterns with blossoms incorporated in the center of the various scrolls. The hammer noses are engraved with his trademark wolf’s heads on each side and the top of the back straps have his trademark fan. The engraving patterns are down the sides of both bbls meeting on the top in front of the address. #14538 has a fish incorporated in the engraving on the left side of the bbl. Both revolvers have a small “E” by all of the serial numbers on the bottom. CONDITION: Both revolvers are all matching including the wedges and are about fine. #14543 retains about 60% orig silver-plating on the bbl & rammer. Cylinder retains 15-20% silver-plating and traces of gold wash with the balance a light gray patina and retains 25-30% naval battle scene. Five of the six safety pins are reasonably intact. Frame retains about 50% orig silver and the hammer traces of orig gold wash. Trigger guard retains about 30% thin silver-plating with the balance of the grip frame a light lemony patina. Grips are sound with a beautiful aged mellow patina with several age lines, slightly shrunken with heavy wear on Lady Liberty. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. #14538 retains 30-40% orig silver-plating on the bbl & rammer. Cylinder is overall a light gray patina with scattered light pitting and retains about 50% naval battle scene. Frame retains 15-20% silver-plating and the grip frame traces of silver in the sheltered areas. Grips have four repair holes, retain a beautiful mellow patina with numerous small age lines and are slightly shrunken with heavy wear to Lady Liberty. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-54347 (16,000-22,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

655B.

COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 6541. Martially marked, blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, unfluted cylinder with brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. The grip appears to have been lightly sanded but retains the outline of a cartouche on the right side. There are small inspector’s initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 96-97% orig blue, thin toward the middle with several hammer marks on the right side by the wedge slot. Rammer and handle retain most of their orig case colors turning dark. Cylinder is mostly a gray patina and retains 85-90% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains about all of its strong orig case colors, slightly faded on the recoil shields. Hammer retains most of its case colors turned dark on the edges, brighter on the sides. Grip frame is a light lemony patina and the grip, lightly sanded, retains an oiled finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-54509 JR685 (6,000-10,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

655C.

COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 11129. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, unfluted cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene and British proofs on the bbl & cylinder. It has silver-plated brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip frame. All the serial numbers on the bottom of the frame, bbl, trigger guard & butt strap are stamped with a “2” adjacent. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains a smooth even dark plum patina with a few scattered spots of light rust and a few hammer marks around the wedge slot. Frame retains 60-70% faded case colors, bright in areas on the sides, stronger on the right side, turning plum on the recoil shields. Cylinder is an even medium plum/brown patina with a few spots of pitting and retains 75-80% naval battle scene. Grip frame retains 95-96% strong orig silver-plating and the grips are sound with light to moderate wear, minor nicks & scratches and retain 95-97% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-54495 (5,000-9,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

656

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 4080. Standard Navy with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, unfluted 6-shot cylinder with naval battle scene, brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. There are small “B” and “H” inspector marks on the various parts. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the bbl being mostly a gray patina with brown patina in the sheltered areas. Cylinder is mostly an artificially aged patina and retains about 50% naval battle scene. Frame & hammer are dark brown patina with a couple of dings on the frame and battered hammer screw. Grip frame is a light mustard patina and the grips appear to be old replacements showing heavy wear with a chipped toe and sanding marks. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54674 JR605 (750-1,250)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

657

FINE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 32950. Silver-plated with 7-15/16″ rnd bbl (apparently reduced to this length), German silver front sight, brass trigger guard with iron backstrap and beautiful checkered, modern, 1-pc ivory grip with a deep relief, raised carved, Mexican eagle on the left side. It has nearly full coverage New York style engraving, undoubtedly done at the L.D. Nimschke shop with beautiful foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. It has engraved hammer with wolf’s heads on the hammer nose and the usual fan at the top of the backstrap with long flourishes of arabesque patterns on the backstrap, butt strap, trigger guard and bottom of the bbl lug. The bbl itself has nearly full coverage of matching patterns and the rammer handle has spiral & foliate patterns with full coverage on the rammer pivot. The ends of the wedge are engraved. The cylinder has full coverage patterns on the larger diameter having been engraved over the serial number but leaving the patent date in a small ribbon. It has a 4-screw frame with flat head hammer screw that appears to be an old replacement. It appears that the rammer, cylinder, hammer & trigger were gold washed as there are traces of gold on all these items with the balance of the bbl & frame silver-plated. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 30% orig silver with the balance a medium patina. Rammer handle retains traces of orig gold wash. Cylinder is mostly a gray patina. Frame retains 50-60% orig silver-plating and the trigger guard about 95% orig silver. Backstrap is mostly a gray patina. Grips are outstanding modern reproductions showing light diamond point wear with good detail and a few scattered age lines. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54723 JR694 (10,000-15,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

658

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 146277. Usual configuration, 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 6-shot rebated cylinder, brass trigger guard and iron backstrap with old homemade 1-pc checkered ivory grips. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains, having been cleaned, polished and artificially aged to a medium gray patina. Cylinder has traces of naval battle scene. Grips have become detached due to rusting of the screws, which held them together, otherwise they have several deteriorated spots along the backstrap from rust. They do not fit well and appear to have been made for another revolver. Wedge screw and two or three of the trigger guard screws are replacements. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54136 JR610 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

659

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 183061. Cal. 44. 8” rnd bbl. A gold initial plate containing the letters “TM” has been inserted in the left side of the grip. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have been heavily cleaned. Cylinder scene has been re-rolled. Grips have been sanded and refinished. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54675 X143 (400-800)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

660

EARLY COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 9022. Martially marked with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, rebated cylinder, 4-screw frame with flat headed hammer screw and extended fourth screw, cut for shoulder stock. It has brass trigger guard & iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip that has a clear cartouche on the left side with small inspector’s initials over the various parts. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl and rammer handle retain a medium gray patina with fine surface pitting. Cylinder retains a light blue/brown patina with 60-70% orig Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame is a light gray patina with light surface spotting. Trigger guard retains traces of orig silver-plating, being a light lemon patina and the backstrap retains 15-20% thin orig blue near the top. Grips are sound with very minor chipped toes, some hammer marks on the bottom and retain about 70% of an old re-varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting at the cylinder end and at the muzzle. This revolver appears to have been cleaned a long time ago while it was still in near excellent condition and has had poor storage since. 4-54308 JR646 (3,000-4,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

661

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 51497, matching including wedge. Cal. 44. 8” rnd bbl. “CSL” cartouche on the left grip, “JT” on the right. Various inspector initials are on other parts. CONDITION: Gray patina with spots of light surface rust and some light pitting. Grips have chips at both toes and have shrunk slightly. Action is fine. 4-53762 (2,200-3,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

661A.

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 104345, except bbl and wedge #112134. Cal. .44. 8” rnd bbl. A brass sight has been inlet through the markings on top of the bbl. The “JT” cartouche on the right side of the grip is readable, but the cartouche on the left side is not. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina except a loading lever, which has faint traces of color on the flat sides. Cylinder scene is very good with 75% remaining. Grips are worn at the base with chips at the toes. They appear to be slightly undersized. Tooling marks on both sides of the bbl. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52140 X171 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

662

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 31324. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 6-shot rebated cylinder, 4-screw frame with flat-headed hammer screw cut for shoulder stock. It has brass trigger guard and iron backstrap and 1-pc walnut grips. There is no evidence of a cartouche on the grips but there are small inspector’s initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a medium gray to dark plum patina with hammer marks on the bbl and around the wedge slot. Cylinder is a gray patina with a ding on the front edge and hammer marks on the back and retains 20-30% cylinder scene. Frame has traces of case colors being mostly a medium dark patina. Backstrap is plum brown and the trigger guard a mustard patina. Grips are sound showing moderate wear with a good hand polished patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-54137 JR609 (1,000-1,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

663

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 56193. Martially marked with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, rebated cylinder, 3-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. It has brass trigger guard and iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip that has the outline of a cartouche on both sides and small inspector’s initials on the various parts. Right side of the bbl is crudely inscribed “S. OPLINGER”. CONDITION: Fair. All matching except the wedge, which is a replacement with a replacement wedge screw. No orig finish remains with the bbl, frame & backstrap being an even light gray patina with light surface rust and light hammer marks around the wedge slot. Trigger guard is a medium mustard patina. Grips are sound with chipped toes and a fine hand rubbed patina. Cartouches are just outlines. Mechanics are a little loose but functional, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-54309 JR649 (1,000-1,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

663A.

IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 29232. Early Army with 8″ bbl, 4-screw frame with extended fourth screw, cut for shoulder stock. Serial numbers occur on bbl, frame, and trigger guard, no number on backstrap. Backstrap and stocks may be replaced. Bbl address only half visible. Springfield research records show the gun was used by the 1st Maine Cavalry. CONDITION: Gun has been cleaned and refinished. Cylinder does not appear to be original. 4-49798 (2,500-3,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

664

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 63093 mixed. Cal. 44. 8” rnd bbl. The frame and bbl have the same number. The backstrap and trigger guard have #67599, cylinder has #3425 and has twelve stocks. CONDITION: Retains much of the reblue on the frame and bbl. Cylinder has 80% orig blue. Backstrap has a gray patina. Grips have been sanded and revarnished. Mechanically fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54769 X115 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

664A.

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1861 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 6160. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, unfluted cylinder with Ormsby naval battle scene and brass grip frame with 1-piece walnut grips. The left side of the grip has the outline of a partially visible cartouche and there are small inspector marks on the various parts. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas with the balance a silver/brown patina with spots of light rust. Cylinder is a gray patina and retains 80-90% orig Ormsby naval battle scene and all six safety pins are prominent. Frame retains traces of thin case colors with the balance a gray patina. Hammer retains about 60% dark case colors and the grip frame is a light mustard patina. Grips show moderate wear with worn edges and retain traces of orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting, slightly heavier toward the muzzle. Numbers on cylinder may have been re-struck. A fine and scarce martial 61 navy. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52129 JR853 (3,500-5,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

665

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 52189. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 6-shot rebated cylinder with 3-screw frame, flat-headed hammer screw and cut for shoulder stock. It has brass trigger guard and iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips without cartouche. There are small inspector initials visible on the various parts. CONDITION: Fair. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered and the cylinder whose numbers are worn away. No orig finish remains being a dark brown patina overall with pitting around the muzzle and vice marks on the side of the bbl. Grips are sound with a sanded refinish and chipped toe. Mechanics need attention, will not hold at half cock. Worn dark bore. 4-54139 JR613 (600-1,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

666

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 129785. Usual configuration with bbl reduced to 7-7/8″, German silver front sight, rebated cylinder, brass trigger guard and iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by the enlistment papers and muster rolls for Pvt. Francis M. Craig who was a member of the 6th Indiana Cavalry, having enlisted on 14 June 1863 and mustered out 15 September 1865. It appears from the muster rolls that he was probably wounded and hospitalized in late 1864 until his discharge. Some of his muster roll sheets indicate deductions of pay for an apparent lost pistol & accoutrements. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains, overall gray patina, heavy pitting, very worn, battered screws, replaced hammer screw, pinned grip. Strong dark bore, mechanics are fine. 4-54166 JR641 (1,000-2,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

667

GERONIMO ASSOCIATED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 51714. Early martial Army with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, rebated cylinder, brass trigger guard and iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. A Colt factory letter confirms the gun’s configuration and states it was part of a shipment of 1000 guns sold to the U. S. War Dept., and shipped to Major R. H. K. Whiteley, New York Arsenal, Governor’s Island, New York July 19, 1862. A notarized letter accompanies it from Mary E. Arehart wherein she states that Chief Geronimo’s son, who was a friend of about the same age, gave a Colt revolver to her father, Clarence M. Kitt. She says that Geronimo’s son, which story was told to her and her sister, gave her father a bag of scalps, an Army Colt revolver and a tomahawk from an old barn. CONDITION: Good. All matching including the wedge. No orig finish, moderate to heavy pitting. Gray patina overall. Worn grips with chipped toes. Mechanics need attention, will not hold in any notch. Strong dark bore. There are a couple of replaced screws. 4-54143 JR627 (1,500-2,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

668

RARE & HISTORIC COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON FROM THE ORIGINAL COLT COLLECTION. Cal 44. SN 18136. Special 3rd model dragoon with some very unusual features indicative of possible experimentation. This revolver has a 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, with German silver, half moon, front sight and the 3-leaf folding dragoon rear sight, dovetailed into the top flat through the bbl address. The bbl & cylinder are of an unusual high polish blue and the cylinder has the very rare “U.S. DRAGOONS” marking in the cylinder roll along with the Indian fight scene. The “Dragoons” marking is in the place of the usual U.S.M.R. markings. Another unusual feature is the lack of cuts in the frame and grip frame for the attachable shoulder stock, yet it has the sights normally associated with the shoulder stock. The frame itself is equally unusual in that it is blued rather than case hardened, possibly an oil quenched case hardening which produces a blue/black finish rather than the usual water quench method that produces the normal brilliant colors. This revolver possibly has a frame made of the “new” Silver Spring steel since it was produced around the time of the introduction of the Model 1860 and the introduction of this type of steel. The grip frame is the usual silver-plated brass with varnished 1-pc walnut grip. The left side of the frame has the usual 2-line “COLT’S PATENT” marking and the serial number appears in the usual places on the bottom of the bbl lug, the front end of the frame, the toe of the trigger plate, the toe of the buttplate and on the cylinder with the last four digits appearing on the bottom of the wedge and on the flat of the rammer handle pivot Among visible inspector marks are an “M” on the left shoulder of the trigger guard, a “W” on the front of the cylinder, along with an asterisk (*), an “R” on the rear of the cylinder and an upside down “P” on the face of the recoil shield.

It is accompanied by 7-page letter from R.L. Wilson giving the history and description of this revolver. Mr. Wilson cites three previous inventories of the Colt Collection beginning in 1885 with the most recent being in 1976. All three inventories and appraisals list this revolver as item #245 with description by serial number. He also references a still earlier 1861 inventory entitled “IN COL’S ROOMS”. Although this inventory does not list this revolver by serial number it does show several items noted as “old model pistol” which is the terminology Colt referred to for this revolver after the introduction of the Model 1860 Army.

CONDITION: Extremely fine, unfired. Retains about 90% bright glossy blue on the bbl. Cylinder is crisp and retains 93-95% bright glossy orig blue, thin on the front edge with minor nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its Indian fight scene. Frame retains 95-96% of its dull blue with a thin spot on the left recoil shield. Rammer handle retains about all of its orig case colors turned dark in the middle. Hammer retains most of its casehardening, faded to gray. Grip frame retains 95-96% strong bright orig silver. Grips are sound with chipped toes, moderate edge wear, light nicks & dings and a bruise on each side wear it meets the frame, possibly an old board mounting. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore.

This is an opportunity to own a revolver that one can have reasonable assurance that was touched and handled by Col. Colt himself. 4-54022 JR683 (160,000-200,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

669

RARE MISSOURI IDENTIFIED MARTIALLY MARKED THIRD MODEL COLT DRAGOON REVOLVER. This revolver, SN 12718, is accompanied by a very old hand written note in period ink which states Colt Dragoon/William Carter/Bishop/Born 1826/Died 1904/Purchased/Kansas/City/1858/PurchasedDick Bishop. While the revolver is not engraved or marked in any way, the accompanying note is of sufficient age to lend credibility to its identification and provenance.

The revolver is a standard Colt Third Model dragoon, .44 cal. with a 6-shot cylinder and a 7 ½” part rnd, part oct bbl. The grips are of 1-pc Walnut with un-plated brass furniture. On the left side of the frame the markings, Colts/Patent/U.S., indicate its purchase by the U.S. Army. Other single letter inspector’s initials appear on various parts. All serial numbers match.

The consignor has performed research on William Carter Bishop as serving in the 7th Missouri Infantry and copies of that unit’s service accompany the revolver, (during my research I also located a William Bishop [no middle name specified] serving as Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Missouri Cavalry). The 7th Regiment Missouri Infantry was a hard fought unit in the Western theater of Operations. Organized in St. Louis in June 1861, this unit served throughout Missouri and Tennessee during the first two years of the war. By 1863, the 7th Infantry had moved south to Louisiana and Mississippi participating in the Siege, assault and surrender of Vicksburg. By 1864, the 7th was merged with the 11th Missouri Infantry to serve out its term. CONDITION: Revolver is in very good condition. No orig finish is present and all metal parts retain a dark to medium uncleaned patina. Markings are appropriately worn but readable. Grips show extensive wear with a chip missing from one toe. Scene on the cylinder is barely visible under the correct conditions. Mechanics are fine and the revolver has a very pleasing appearance. A good opportunity to own a martially marked third model Colt dragoon revolver with historical and military association. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54727 (4,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

670

RARE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 18757. Usual configuration with the rare 8″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including the wedge. No orig finish remains being a medium gray patina overall with some scattered fine pitting on the bbl & frame. Front sight has been slightly altered and the wedge screw is missing half its head. Cylinder has fine pitting with traces of orig Indian fight scene. Grip frame is a smooth light lemony patina. Grips are sound with chipped toes and minor nicks & dings with a dark hand rubbed patina. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54728 JR676 (4,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

671

U.S. COLT 3rd MODEL DRAGOON. SN 17626, matching including wedge. Cal. .44. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. Inspector marks on the trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. Standard markings on top of the bbl have been cut through to take a rear factory installed site with two folding leaves. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Grips have been sanded but chips remain at the base. Wedge screw is a replacement as is the front end of the loading lever. Mechanically functional. 4-54950 (7,500-9,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

671A.

COLT 3rd MODEL DRAGOON. SN 18004, matching including wedge. Cal. .44. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. There is one inspector’s initial on the gun but no cartouche. Several screws are replaced. One nipple is broken. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina with numerous dents, scratches & pits. Faint traces of silver on the backstrap and trigger guard. About half of the varnish remains on the grips, which are heavily worn at the high spots. Mechanically fine. 4-54938 (4,500-5,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

672

SCARCE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 19217. Scarce model with 8″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight, plain cylinder with brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. It has small inspector initials on some of the parts. CONDITION: Fair to good. Numbers that are visible are all matching. No orig finish remains having been severely polished and artificially aged to a smooth, even medium gray patina. No cylinder scene remains, no frame marks are visible. Serial number is obliterated from the bbl lug and thin on the frame. Grips are sound and retain most of their refinish. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-54213 JR614 (1,500-3,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

673

COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON. Cal. 44. SN 4665. Early Colt with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass grip frame with square-back trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grips. The left side of the frame has a tiny “U.S.” It has 6-shot cylinder with oval cylinder stops and an Indian fight scene. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains, the bbl being a mottled silver/brown patina with heavy wear and some filing at the muzzle. Rammer has been cleaned and has a gray artificially aged patina. Cylinder also is artificially aged with scattered dings & moderate pitting and retains 40-50% Ormsby Indian fight scene. Frame has moderate pitting and retains a gray/brown patina with battered hammer screw and two replacement screws. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver finish with nicks & dings and retains a medium mustard patina with one missing backstrap screw and others battered with the butt strap screw a replacement. Grips have partial outline of a cartouche on the left side under old sanding marks, are sound with nicks & dings and a chipped toe. Will not hold on half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 4-54214 JR616 (3,000-4,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

674

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 11431. Early 3rd model with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 6-shot cylinder with Indian fight scene, brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. There is a tiny “U.S.” on the left side of the frame and there are small inspector initials on the various parts. CONDITION: Good. All matching including the wedge. No orig finish remains with the bbl and all the iron parts a mottled medium brown patina. Bbl has light to moderate pitting on the outside with numerous small nicks & hammer marks. Cylinder retains about 50% Indian fight scene. Grip frame is a lemony patina. Grips are sound showing heavy wear with a replaced sliver at the left heel. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-54212 JR615 (3,000-4,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

675

UNKNOWN COPY OF A COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON. Cal. 44. NSN. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd smoothbore bbl, German silver front sight and very unusual German silver grip frame with 1-pc walnut grips. The grip frame is made at an unusual angle and the trigger guard is square backed. The cylinder is a modern day replacement. This revolver is totally unmarked. CONDITION: Good to very good. No finish remains being a mottled silver/gray patina overall with fine surface etching. Grips are sound showing much wear with traces of varnish near the frame. Mechanics are fine. Dark lightly pitted bore. Missing the wedge screw. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54664 JR589 (1,000-2,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

676

ENGRAVED REPRODUCTION COLT TEXAS PATERSON REVOLVER. Cal. 38. SN 837. Fine reproduction, probably by Replica Arms, in the 1950’s. It has a 7-1/8″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 5-shot square-back cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. It has full coverage period style engraving on the frame, hammer & backstrap with matching engraving on the sides of the bbl lug. It is fitted with mastodon ivory 1-pc grips with a small stone at the top on each side. The reproduction is done well enough that it has fine pitting on the hammer nose and on the bbl lug with heavy wear and hammer marks around the wedge slot and overall shows good wear. CONDITION: Generally as above with good mechanics and strong bright bore with light pitting. A fine reproduction intended to deceive. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54748 JR612 (1,000-2,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677

COLT WALKER REPRODUCTION. Cal. 44. SN D Company #58. Early old copy with 9″ oct to rnd bbl, brass front sight, etched Indian fight scene on the cylinder, brass trigger guard & iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Poor. Extremely worn with very dark patina & moderate rust. Backstrap & trigger guard are poor copies made of very thin material. Mechanics are loose and worn with a very worn dark bore, battered screws. 4-54142 JR619 (2,000-4,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677A.

FLAP HOLSTER FOR COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. No markings. CONDITION: Most of the finish is flaked off the flap, and about 1/3 off the balance of the holster. Entire seam has been resewn with incorrect thread. 4-54977 X178 (300-500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677B.

MODIFIED COLT ARMY FLAP HOLSTER. Two large brass rivets have been added through the sides, narrowing the holster considerably. Another has been added at the top of the holster to reinforce the area. CONDITION: Badly flaked with the seam almost completely unsewn. With restitching at the plug. 4-54969 FS317 (200-300)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677C.

FINE ENGLISH STERLING SILVER BOX. Fine oval box, 6″ x 4-5/8″ x about 2-1/4″, with a hinged lid top inscribed “IN MEMORY OF / Major James Atkinson / DIED 27TH JANY 1891.” The front of the box, around the seal ring, is marked with several hallmarks and “PERCY EDWARDS & CO 71 & 72 PICADILLY W.” The inside of the lid is also hallmarked. The top of the lid has a small oval portrait frame, 1-5/8″ x 1-1/4″ which contains a miniature portrait of a distinguished gentleman in 1850-1860’s period British Army uniform with the collar flash of a lieutenant. It is accompanied by a small packet of information regarding Maj. James Atkinson, who was born in Middlesex, England in 1836, commissioned into the 2nd Royal Surrey Militia in 1866 and retired with the rank of Major in 1880. The information goes into great detail regarding the 2nd Royal Surrey Militia with some of their activities, training, etc. CONDITION: Extremely fine. One or two minor scratches on the lid with light wear on the bottom. Portrait is slightly faded with some crackling but still vivid & bright. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54191 JR642 (500-1,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677D.

COLT PATERSON REVOLVING CARBINE (IMPROVED MODEL WITH LOADING LEVER). SN 690. Cal. .525 smoothbore. 24-3/8” part oct. bbl. The serial number appears on the rear of the cylinder, on the bottom of the bbl, lower tang screw and between the alignment ears. #197 is stamped on the bbl wedge with the #690 scribed alongside. Loader lever assembly retains all of oil quenched dark finish. This gun was orig in the J. R. Hegeman collection and his cartouche appears just to the rear of the lower tang. Hegman obtained many guns directly from the Colt factory at the turn of the century. It was also in Gains De Graffenreid collection and was on display at the Texas Museum in Waco, TX. Recent previously unknown documentation has defined these models as purchased by the State of Rhode Island for the militia. The cylinders on these were in-the-white, not engraved and oversized to ensure they would not burst in service. (See book of Colt Firearms – pg 50, example A – for similar example). CONDITION: Retains 80% of the brown on the bbl with blue on the frame, tangs and buttplate, loading lever & rear site. Stock has numerous dents and scratches and the remaining varnish is crackled. Rear upper tang screw is missing. Front swing swivel is bent. 4-53819 (35,000-40,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677E.

COLT MODEL 1855 3RD TYPE SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 36. SN 1423. Deluxe half stock sporting rifle with 27″ oct to rnd bbl, iron rib on the bottom with two iron guides containing what appears to be the orig brass tipped hickory wiping rod. It has 6-shot cylinder, tiny walnut forearm with German silver tip and German silver escutcheons for the wedge. It is fitted with a highly figured center crotch cut walnut buttstock with checkered wrist and crescent buttplate. The bbl has a small silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight and an adjustable rear sight mounted on the top flat of the bbl. Usual markings on top of the receiver. It has the large scroll type trigger guard. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue with light surface rust and a coating of old dried oil. Ramrod retains about 70% black paint. Receiver retains 15-20% bright orig blue in sheltered areas with the balance a silver patina. Cylinder retains traces of orig blue in the flutes with the balance a silver to brown patina. Buttplate is mostly a smooth brown patina. Stock has a hairline by the top tang, otherwise the wood is sound with light to moderate handling & use marks and a ding & gouge on the forearm. Buttstock retains most of an old refinish but does not appear to have been sanded and could be carefully restored. Cylinder pin screw is battered, otherwise the screws are all fine. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54468 JR106 (9,000-15,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677F.

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING CARBINE. Cal. 36. SN 1490. Standard carbine with 21″ oct to rnd bbl, barleycorn shaped, German silver, front sight and standard adjustable rear sight. It has 6-shot cylinder and a stud & ring in the left side of the receiver. Made without forearm, it has a nicely figured walnut stock with straight grip and crescent buttplate. Total carbine production was only 4,435. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching. Bbl retains an even smooth plum patina with two or three small chemical spots. Frame retains 40-50% strong bright orig blue, mostly in the sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 20% strong bright orig blue in one area with the balance a plum/brown patina. Stock is sound with usual light handling & use marks & scratches with some light mildew. Buttplate retains about 80% orig blue. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54878 JR197 (5,000-8,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677G.

VERY RARE WHITTIER REVOLVING RIFLE. CAL. 60. SN: 1. 36-1/4” part octagonal smoothbore bbl. Bbls for these rifles came with or without rifling. German silver furniture with elongated engraved trigger guard/grip with two triggers, the rear of which rotates the cylinder , cocks the hammer and the front fires the gun. The top strap & top tang are also lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and the top flat around the sight has matching patterns. The buttplate has an engraved tang with engraved serpentine shaped added tang. The toe plate is 4-1/2″ long, very decorative with engraving and a tiny cap box. The right side of the buttstock has an engraved German silver patch box with dbl pointed ends. Zigzag lines on the periphery turn this large 6-shot cylinder. Otis W. Whittier of Enfield, New Hampshire, 30 May 1837, patented this. The patent number was 216, one of the earliest patents on a revolver. Only a few specimens are known, all different. Marked “PATENT” at the rear of the upper tang. The SN appears on the rear sight, the front of the cylinder, the side of the receiver and the bottom of the bbl. The engraving on top of the frame and rear of the bbl similar to that used by the Windsor makers, it was possibly made in that area. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with light surface rust and some areas of orig finish. Bore is moderately pitted. Stock has been repaired at the wrist and most of the upper tang stands above the wood. Action is fine. 4-55017 JR730 (8,000-12,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677H.

VERY RARE WARNER REVOLVING RIFLE. SN 7. Cal. .38. 21-3/4” part oct bbl. The total production on these revolving rifles with the automatic revolving cylinder and brass receiver for the bbl has been estimated at approx. 25 guns, making this extremely rare. These self-revolving carbines were considered an infringement of Colt’s patent and production of them was stopped shortly after it began. It is marked “WARNER’S PATENT / JAN. 1851” in two banners on the engraved lockplate. CONDITION: Retains about half the light blue on the bbl mixed with very light pitting. Bbl receiver has about 30% of the orig silver-plating, including that on a dented area at the top right. Frame shows only traces of plating, while the trigger guard and buttplate are mostly bare. Stock retains about 85% of the orig varnish. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54198 FS65 (4,000-6,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677I.

RARE WARNER SOLID FRAME REVOLVING RIFLE. SN 227. Cal. .40. 27” oct bbl. Marked with the standard James Warner marking over the top strap. The ramrod, cylinder pin, and some screws are replacements. Even though this has a hand-revolved cylinder, the lack of a connection between the nipple wells, makes it an infringement of Colt’s patent, and only about 300 were made. CONDITION: Rust brown patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Stock has a repair at the toe & has been sanded and refinished. Mechanically good. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54194 FS66 (2,000-2,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677J.

SPANISH REVOLVING PINFIRE SHOTGUN. NSN. 20 ga. 22-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “Orbie hermanos Eibar” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the cylinder and rear end of the bbl. Mostly light pitting and surface rust elsewhere. Upper tang is broken and a screw is missing. Wood has some splintering at the butt and appears to have been cleaned but some light scratches and dents remain. Mechanically needs work as it will not stand on any of the notches. 4-54265 FS59 (1,000-2,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677K.

RARE ROPER/AMHERST REVOLVING SHOTGUN. SN. 510. 16 ga. 27” rnd bbl including choke ring. The action cover is marked “ROPER REPEATING RIFLE CO / AMHERST. MASS. / PATENTED APRIL. 10 1886”. A sighting groove is screwed to the top of the frame at the top of the chamber. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina on the bbl and receiver. Rear of the action shows faint traces of case-hardening colors but most have turned to silver. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Front of the trigger plate has broken off and is missing. Will not stand at cock. 4-54263 X28 (1,500-3,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677L.

COLT ROOT SHOTGUN CYLINDER. .75 cal. Marked “PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850” in one of the flutes. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with moderate pitting. Nipples have orig blue and are probably replaced. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54830 FS135 (500-800)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

677M.

CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 214378. New York style engraved with 4″ oct bbl, “Saml Colt” engraved on the top flat. The frame, sides of the bbl lug, top flats and rammer pivot are engraved in New York style with flowing foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The hammer nose has animal heads (poss. wolves) on each side. The backstrap, buttstrap, trigger guard and front of the frame have flourishes to match. It has brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by a brass bound, burled rosewood box with mother-of-pearl inlay, converted to a case, apparently for another revolver. It is lined with red velvet with compartments that incl. a dbl sided early American eagle flask with an eagle holding a revolver & flask in its talons and a Colt’s Patent 2-cavity brass mold without sprue cutter. CONDITION: Good. All matching including the wedge,. No orig finish remains, being a medium gray patina overall. Cylinder is moderately pitted overall and retains 25-30% orig stagecoach holdup scene. Grip frame is a dark mustard patina. Mechanics are loose, worn dark bore. Grips are worn with chipped toes. Flask has a dark patina overall and a slightly open seam on the bottom. No apparent dents or heavy dings. Mold is extremely fine with some light surface staining and a rusted hinge pin. Box has numerous grain checks in the veneer with some losses and repairs on the lid. Interior is fine, couple of loose dividers. 4-55046 (2,000-3,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

678

RARE CASED FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 61154. Extremely rare Gustave Young engraved pocket model with 4″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 5-shot cylinder, 2-line New York City address with serifs, brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by its orig Colt case, lined with red velvet with compartments for the revolver, a dbl sided “E PLURIBUS UNUM” American Eagle flask, a brass Colt’s patent mold without sprue cutter and a sealed tin of Goldmark’s caps. This special little revolver is first & foremost a premier example of Gustave Young’s early work with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame with his trademark flower blossom and wolf’s heads on the sides of the hammer. The bbl has about 70% coverage matching engraving and the rammer pivot has full coverage. The backstrap has his trademark fan at the top with light patterns of engraving at the bottom, on the butt strap, bottom of the trigger guard and bottom of the frame. Even the ends of the wedge are engraved. What makes this little revolver so much more special is the narrow gold band at the muzzle and the silver-plating on the bbl & frame. There is a name scratched on the butt strap, but it has been nearly obliterated with hammer marks. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine, all matching, including the wedge. Bbl & frame retain most of their orig oxidized silver-plating with a few spots of fine pitting on the left side of the bbl. Silver-plating is so thoroughly oxidized that it has a black appearance. Hammer also retains about all of its silver-plating. Grip frame retains about 30% thin silver-plating with the exposed brass a light yellow patina. Grips are sound with heavy hammer marks on the bottoms, show moderate to heavy edge wear with light nicks, dings & scratches and retain about 80% orig varnish. Cylinder retains traces of thin blue with scattered spots of pitting and has about 70% stagecoach holdup scene. Hammer screw is battered and the bbl pivot screw is marred. Safety pins are mostly intact. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case is very fine with three or four grain checks in the bottom with the top being sound and retaining most of its orig varnish. One end of the bottom appears to be an old replacement and a couple of corners are loose. Flask is nearly new, retaining most of its orig finish with some slight discoloration. Mold and caps are fine as the cap tin. 4-53995 JR595 (8,000-12,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

678A.

FINE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 91998. Beautiful Gustave Young engraved pocket revolver with 5″ oct bbl, “Sam’l Colt” engraved on the top flat with “Colt’s Patent” engraved in Young’s typical elliptical panel on the left side of the frame. The frame has full coverage Young engraving on both sides and the recoil shields with his trademark flowing foliate arabesque patterns with a blossom in the center on the left recoil shield. The right side of the frame incorporates his trademark bird head and his very finely detailed dog’s head on the left side of the bbl lug. It has full coverage patterns on both sides of the hammer with Young’s trademark wolf’s head on each side. The rammer pivot is fully engraved and there are light flourishes on the back strap with heavier coverage on the butt strap and a sunburst around the toe screw hole. The serial numbers on the bottom of the frame and bottom of the bbl lug are outlined and have a fine crosshatched pattern and the screw heads are lightly decorated. It has 1-pc ivory grips and is accompanied by a rare Kidder walnut case. The case is lined with oak leaf & vine patterned purple velvet with compartments for the revolver, a brass 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold, a small double sided early American eagle Colt’s patent flask, a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps and an “L” shaped nipple wrench. The top rear edge of the bottom of the case is stamped “MANUFACTURED / SOLELY BY W. KIDDER.” and “PATENT APR 1854”. The hinges are gold washed and the case has brass-reinforced corners with a mortised brass lock and shield shaped escutcheon. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 85% glossy orig blue with sharp edge wear and losses around the muzzle. Frame retains about 75% faded case colors and the hammer about 80% dark case colors. Grip frame retains about 95% orig silver. Grips have a spectacular mellow gold color and are slightly shrunken with no visible age lines. Cylinder is mostly a gray patina with a couple of dings on the front edge and retains about 85% stagecoach holdup scene. Handspring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple spots of scattered light pitting. Case is extremely fine with a few light nicks & scratches, a small crack in the back and retains most of its orig finish. Lining is very fine with moderate wear in the bottom, but completely intact. Mold appears new & unused. Flask is extremely fine with the body retaining most of its orig finish with some light surface discoloration on the collar and spring. A truly wonderful set by Colt’s premier engraver in an extremely rare casing. 4-55304 JR742 (20,000-30,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

678B.

CIVIL WAR ERA STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 38649. Fine martially marked revolver with 8″ round bbl, dovetailed, pinch blade front sight, 1-pc walnut grip with the outline of cartouches on both sides and small inspector initials on the various parts. It is accompanied by a very rare orig black flap holster with sewn back edge and Cheyenne plug with large flap that has an attached tab for the brass closing stud. The back has a large sewn on belt loop secured with three copper harness rivets. The top edge of the holster body, under the flap is stamped “MADE BY / J.T. PITTMAN”. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue, the rammer pivot retains strong bright case colors with the rammer having faded case colors and the handle mostly a silver patina. Frame retains about 85% orig blue, strong in the sheltered areas, thinning on the sides, with a few very scattered spots of light surface rust. Trigger guard & grip straps are mostly a gray patina. Grip is smooth and worn with a fine polished oil patina with a few hammer marks on the butt and a chip on the right side. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, moderately pitted in the grooves. Holster is completely intact with a dry crackled surface finish with the flap & tab soft & flexible. Seams are completely intact. 4-55302 JR744 (6,000-10,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

679

HISTORIC CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER INSCRIBED TO BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM N. GRIER. A very nice cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver. SN 257918. Cal. .31. , 5-shot cylinder with a 4” bbl and one-line New York address. The silver-plated brass backstrap has the period inscription W.N. Grier U.S. Army. The Walnut Colt factory case is lined in green velvet and includes one japanned tin of Ely Bros. percussion caps, a Colt’s patent copper eagle flask, an iron, .36-caliber bullet mold and a box of Colt’s .31 cal. cartridges.


William Nicholson Grier was born in Pennsylvania in 1812 and died at Napa Springs, California, 9 July, 1885. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1835, and was assigned to the 1st Dragoons. He was on frontier duty in the Choctaw Nation from 1839 till 1840 when he became Assistant Instructor of Infantry and Cavalry Tactics at West Point. He held the office for one year, after which he was engaged in further frontier duty in the west. He was appointed Captain, 23 April, 1846 and entered on active service at the beginning of the Mexican war. He was brevetted Major for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Santa Cruz de Rosales, 16 March, 1848 and remained out west on duty at Fernandez de Taos in 1849. During the two following years he took part in the expedition against the Apache Indians and was wounded in the skirmish at Too-koon-kurre Butte, 17 November, 1849. Subsequently he was in active service on the Pacific coast and in the far northwest, serving in expeditions against the Indians in Washington territory. At the outset of the Civil War he served as Acting Inspector-General of the Army of the Potomac, and commanded the 1st Regiment, U.S. Cavalry in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign. He was present at the siege of Yorktown and the battle of Williamsburg where he was wounded and brevetted Colonel for gallantry. He also took part in the battle of Gaines’s Mills and in the Seven Days’ Battle. He was on court-martial duty in St. Louis, Missouri, from September, 1862 until February, 1863, and served as the Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer for Ohio. He also held this office in Iowa from March, 1863 through June, 1865, and in Pennsylvania from June, 1865, until April, 1866. He was brevetted Brigadier-General, United States Army, for faithful service during the war on 13 March, 1865. On 31 August, 1866, he became Colonel of the 3rd U.S. Cavalry. At his own request he was placed on the retired list, 15 December 1870. A lot of photocopied Army and war records accompany the cased revolver. CONDITION: Revolver is in excellent condition with approximately 30% of its factory finish on the bbl amid patches of surface pitting. Cylinder scenes are strong, however, a dark patch exists where the revolver rested in its case for many years. Mechanics are fine and the grips very good with almost all of their orig varnish. Accouterments are very good as well. Case interior is worn and the color faded to a dull olive drab green. Lid has an age crack about 4 ½” long. A marvelous opportunity to own an inscribed revolver to a gallant soldier who served in two American wars and brevetted Brigadier General. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54187 CoW15 (5,000-10,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

680

SCARCE CASED ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED MODEL 1849 LONDON POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 2123. Usual configuration with 5″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line London address. It has early style London engraving with about 40% coverage. The backstrap is period engraved in old English style “S.S. Taylor.” The left side of the frame has “COLT’S PATENT” engraved in a ribbon and the hammer nose has dolphin’s head motif. It has 5-shot cylinder with silver-plated iron trigger guard & backstrap. It has very highly figured shell grain 1-pc walnut grip. It is accompanied by an orig Colt Agency oak casing with blue velvet lining having compartments for the revolver, L-shaped nipple wrench, a Colt’s Patent 2-cavity brass mold and a Barlow brass bag shaped flask and a tin of Cox’s caps. The wiping rod and corner compartment cover are missing. It also has the orig Colt directions in the lid.

A Google search disclosed a listing for an S.S. Taylor (Stephen Slade Taylor) who was born in 1818 in Kentucky and moved to Texas sometime after 1847 where he studied medicine for awhile, became a preacher and established a church in Palo Pinto where he was the first preacher in the county. He is also credited with being instrumental in establishing Texas Christian University and Ad Ran College. During his early years there, he and three of his sons served as Texas Rangers protecting settlers. He died in 1903 and is buried in Palo Pinto Cemetary.

CONDITION: Fine. All matching except the wedge which is orig but unnumbered, it has engraving on both ends. Bbl retains 20-30% thin orig blue, stronger in the sheltered areas with the balance a light patina. Cylinder is a gray patina and retains about 75% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Trigger guard retains about 90% orig silver and the backstrap about 40%. Grips are sound showing heavy wear with a fine hand rubbed patina and a couple of grain checks. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Casing is completely sound with small nicks & scratches and retains 85-90% orig varnish. Mortised lock is missing. Interior is slightly faded and soiled with a loose partition and some losses of lining at the front sight and hammer areas. Mold is nicked and dinged and the flask has one or two tiny dents. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54715 JR663 (3,000-5,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

681

ENGRAVED INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 146664. Usual configuration with 6″ oct bbl, with hand engraved “SAML COLT”. It has brass grip frame and deluxe burled walnut 1-pc grip. The backstrap is engraved in period block lettering “HOWARD WOODROW / GUTHRIE REG”. Howard Cromwell Woodrow enlisted as a private in Company A 6th Ohio Infantry at the age of 20. He mustered out on 6-20-1861 and on 6-21-1861 mustered into Company H 13th Ohio Infantry and was discharged for promotion on 7-8-1861 and was commissioned into the 17th Infantry the same day. He rose through the ranks rapidly being promoted to Lt. Col. on 4-1-1864 and resigned on 10-19-1865.

The frame, bbl, rammer pivot, hammer, backstrap & trigger guard are beautifully engraved by Gustave Young in his typical patterns of very nicely executed scrolls of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Both sides of the frame and the left recoil shield have his trademark blossom and the left side of the bbl lug has a bird or demon’s head incorporated in the engraving and the hammer nose has his trademark wolf or dog’s head on each side of the hammer and the edges of the trigger plate have his wavy border pattern. The left side of the frame has his trademark sweeping medallion containing “COLT’S PATENT” in a slight arc. It is accompanied by an orig walnut casing with maroon velvet lining having compartments for the revolver, a double sided E Pluribus Unum flask, a 2-cavity iron mold and a tin of Goldmark’s caps. CONDITION: Very good. All matching including the wedge. No orig finish remains, having been cleaned to a soft gray patina with some light fine pitting on the bbl. Cylinder retains 40-50% stagecoach holdup scene with one area of pitting. Wedge screw is broken. Grip frame retains about 80% orig silver-plating and the grips with a beautiful shell grain have a chip in the right toe and retain about 75-80% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with light pitting. Case has a grain check in the lid and a couple of others in the bottom with numerous small nicks, dings & scratches. Lining is lightly faded with a couple of loose partitions, otherwise is fine. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-54216 JR661 (5,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

681A.

HISTORIC CASED ENGRAVED AND INSCRIBED MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 31058. A wonderfully engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Model revolver with a 6” bbl and beautiful 1-pc burl Walnut grips. The revolver is commercially engraved with scrollwork covering the entire frame, recoil shields, hammer and about 25% of the bbl and loading lever. The silver-plated trigger guard and blackstrap is profusely decorated as well. The revolver displays the correct “dot” below the serial number for pistols leaving the factory prepared for engraving. The Walnut case is a commercial model with a red velvet lined interior and a square ivory lock escutcheon. The accouterments inside include a Colt’s patent eagle flask, small tin of Eely percussion caps and a brass .31 cal. mold made without a sprue cutter.

The presentation is hand engraved on the backstrap reading Hon. C.W.W. Fitzwilliams to D.J. Dickey. Charles W. Wentworth Fitzwilliam appears to be the youngest son of the 5th Earl Fitzwilliam of England. There is some evidence that he visited the United States about 1850 upon inheriting an estate in Nova Scotia. There is little else in evidence about this unusual presentation except for some included notations on the Dicky (ie) family in Nova Scotia. It may be that the historical association between these two men will not be discovered. However, the Earl Fitzwilliams is a notable figure-a noble-from a very long descent of an established, landed and titled English family. Photocopied papers accompany the gun tracing the research complied by a previous owner. CONDITION: Revolver has no orig finish and has been cleaned to a light gray color. Light peppery pitting is evidenced here and there. Burl Walnut grips are very nice. However, there are dents to the butt on each side of the grip strap. Case is very good with one age crack on the lid about 5” long. The interior shows appropriate wear. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54185 CoW16 (3,500-4,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

682

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 299056. Blue & case colored with 6″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 1-line “New York U.S. America” address. It has 6-shot cylinder with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grips. Accompanied by an orig Colt casing, dark green velvet lined with compartments for the revolver, a Colt’s patent iron mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side “31 PKT”, a small brass Hawksley bag flask, a tin of Eley caps and a tin of Joyce caps. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the rammer lever, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 75-80% glossy blue mixed with flaked patina. Rammer & lever retain most of their dark case colors. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors turned dark. Cylinder retains about 90% orig blue turning plum with about 85% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip frame retains no trace of silver-plating, being a light mustard patina. Grips show very little edge wear with a few nicks & dings, a hairline on the right side by the frame and retain most of their orig bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, pitted in the grooves. Case is sound showing numerous small nicks, scratches & dings and light soil on the outside. Lining & partitions are sound with light to moderate soil and light wear. Mold is fine being a light plum color, the flask is dinged & dented with rusty spring but functional. Cap tins are fine. 4-54052 JR597 (3,000-4,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

683

TWO CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVERS. Cal. 31. SN 232303 & 232448. Double cased, probably by Stokes Kirk, several years ago in a walnut silverware case, maroon velvet lined with compartments for the two revolvers, a double sided E Pluribus Unum American eagle flask, a brass 2-cavity nutcracker mold without sprue cutter or Colt’s Patent markings. It also has a tin of UMC caps and a tin of Hicks caps. The revolvers are nearly identical with 6″ oct bbls, 1-line “New York U.S. America” addresses, brass grip frames & trigger guards and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: #232303: Very fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 30-40% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Rammer pivot retains lightly faded case colors. Cylinder retains a blue/brown patina with a few spots of scattered light pitting and 60-70% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains about 50% faded dark case colors with the recoil shields dark patina and light pitting on the hammer nose. Grip frame retains traces of silver-plating with the brass a medium patina. Grip is sound with nicks & scratches and about 90% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. #232448: Fine to very fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 50% thin orig blue mixed with light patina. There are hammer marks around the wedge slot. Rammer pivot retains about 50% faded case colors. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina with a series of dents and light pitting and retains about 50% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains traces of case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance a gray/brown patina. Grip frame retains traces of silver-plating with the brass a medium patina. Grip is sound, light wear, about 97% varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Case and accessories are fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54717 JR657 (2,000-3,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

684

SCARCE CASED COLT MODEL 1849 LONDON POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 8724. Usual configuration, 5″ oct bbl, 2-line London address with iron trigger guard and backstrap and 1-pc walnut grip. It has British proofs on the bbl & cylinder. It is accompanied by an orig mahogany casing with red velvet lining with compartments for the revolver, a Colt’s Patent 2-cavity iron mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side “31 PKT”. It also has compartment for a flask, which contains a Dixon “COLT’S POCKET FLASK” which is too long for this compartment and a reproduction tin of Eley caps. It also has an all iron wiping rod. CONDITION: Very good. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains thin orig finish under a heavy patina with some light hammer marks around the wedge slot. Cylinder is mostly a thin blue brown patina with numerous small dings and retains 30-40% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame & hammer are a dark patina while the grip frame is a dark gray patina. Grip is sound with a couple of deep nicks and retains 93-95% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. Casing is fine with numerous small nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Lining is faded and soiled with heavy wear and some losses around the front sight area and the nipple wrench is missing. Mold is lightly pitted, mostly a brown patina. Flask has a couple of small dents and retains about 70% orig finish. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54184 JR662 (2,500-4,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

685

FINE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 6285. Rare engraved pocket Navy with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 5-shot rebated cylinder with nickel-plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grips. All the serial numbers have a small “E” adjacent to them. It is beautifully engraved in Nimschke style with about 90% coverage on the frame of foliate arabesque patterns, which extend up over the recoil shields, over the sides of the bbl lug onto the top flats and both sides of the rammer pivot. The hammer is engraved with wolf’s heads on each side of the nose with fan pattern at the top of the backstrap and foliate arabesque patterns down the backstrap, on the butt strap, bottom of the trigger guard & bottom of the frame. The edge of the trigger guard has wavy border. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching except the rammer handle which is numbered “275”, probably an assembler’s mistake as the engraving and condition match precisely. Bbl retains about 30% orig blue, mostly in the sheltered areas with the balance a plum color with some fine pitting near the muzzle and a spot or two elsewhere. Cylinder retains about 25-30% thin blue with the balance a silver/brown patina and retains about 75% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains dark case colors on the sides turned silver/gray on the recoil shields. Hammer retains 25-30% case colors with moderate pitting on the nose. Trigger guard & front strap retain 70% nickel-plating while the backstrap is a lemony patina. Grips are sound with hammer marks on the bottom and retain traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with moderate pitting. One or two battered screws. A beautiful little revolver. 4-54346 (6,500-8,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

686

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 119647. Blue & case colored with 5″ bbl, 2-line New York City address with serifs. It has 5-shot cylinder and silver-plated grip frame with 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Exceedingly fine. All matching, appears new, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright blue on the bbl with some very fine surface spotting on the left side. Rammer handle case colors have faded to gray. Frame retains about all of its bright case colors, slightly dulled over the recoil shields. Grip frame retains about all of its orig silver-plating and the grips all of their orig varnish with two small bruises. Cylinder retains about 80% glossy bright blue with the loss areas flaked to a light patina. Retains about all of its crisp stagecoach holdup scene and all five safety pins are intact. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-53648 JR590 (6,500-8,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

687

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 209291. Blue & case colored with 6″ oct bbl that has “NEW-YORK US AMERICA” 1-line address. It has 5-shot cylinder with British proofs on the bbl & cylinder. It has a silver-plated brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. The four serial numbers on the bottom of the revolver are all accompanied by a small “E”. This is unusual in that this usually signifies an engraved gun. Also the cylinder is without a number, but completely matches the condition of the revolver including the British proofs. CONDITION: Exceedingly fine. Appears to be unfired. Chambers are still packed full of very old grease and there is no evidence of it ever having been fired. Bbl retains 97-98% glossy bright blue and the rammer & handle about all of their bright orig case colors. Cylinder is lightly flaked but retains about 90% strong orig blue with about 99% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their strong bright orig case colors and the grip frame virtually all of its black oxidized silver-plating. Grip shows very minor wear with a few small storage marks and retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Bore is bright & shiny, about 2/3 of the way from the muzzle with the cylinder end having light rust. Revolver has been played with as the safety pins are all pounded down, but it appears to be unfired. 4-54508 JR686 (4,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

688

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 92067. Usual configuration with 5″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York City address with serifs. It has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. It has silver-plated grip frame inscribed on the backstrap “C. & S. L. Mail”. This inscription is believed to stand for the California & Salt Lake Mail Company, which used mules to carry the mail, and was referred to as “the Jackass Mail”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains thin blue in sheltered areas with the balance a plum brown patina. Cylinder is a light brown patina and retains about 90% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame has traces of silvered case colors with the balance dark patina. Backstrap and butt strap retain about 85% orig silver-plate with the trigger guard retaining about 20%. Grip is sound with moderate wear and retains about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-54217 JR625 (3,000-5,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

689

CIVIL WAR CASED AND INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL REVOLVER FROM THE COLONEL OF AN OHIO REGIMENT TO HIS QUARTERMASTER. A wonderful and historic cased presentation Colt revolver obviously made as a gift of appreciation from the Colonel of the 2nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry to his Quartermaster and Lieutenant. The revolver is a Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with a 6” octagonal bbl SN 26256 and two-line New York address. The 5-shot Colt has matching serial numbers (ramrod is un-numbered) and silver-plated brass backstrap and trigger guard. The pistol is Colt factory cased with cleaning rod, bag shaped flask, nipple wrench/screwdriver and tin of Ely Bros. percussion caps. On the lid of the case is a brass shield inset and engraved with an armorial device consisting of a harnessed beast over a ribband with the motto “inconcussa virtus”. On the left face of the 1-pc Walnut grip is an oval silver escutcheon inscribed with the following presentation: Col. Anson G. McCook/to/Ira H. bird/Lieut. And Quartermaster/June 1st 1864. The escutcheon is held in place with two silver nails and the oval edge is decorated with period zigzag engraving.

Anson G. McCook was commissioned Colonel of the regiment on January 21, 1863 and Ira G. Bird served from 1862 as First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster until the Regiment was mustered out on October 10, 1864 (veterans and recruits transferred to the 18th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry). During Lt. Bird’s service the regiment fought a number of battles and skirmishes notably Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Resaca and Peach Tree Creek.

A wonderful Civil War presentation Colt-cased with all the accoutrements and a symbol of the Colonel’s appreciation for his Quartermaster in a well fought Ohio regiment. CONDITION: Revolver is well used and worn to a grey patina with no factory finish remaining. All edges are sharp. Cylinder shows approximately 70% of its rolled scene and about 80% of the silver-plating remains on the backstrap and trigger guard. Factory case is fine with a full intact label and appropriate wear while retaining most of its varnish and the accoutrements excellent. A rare, cased inscribed Colt from a notable Colonel to his Lieutenant and valued Quartermaster. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52159 CoW6 (3,000-6,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

690

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 87332. Blue & case colored with 4″ oct bbl, 2-line New York city address with serifs. It has 5-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. It has silver-plated grip frame with 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 60% thin flaked blue, turning brown. Cylinder retains a thin blue/brown patina and retains about 80% stagecoach holdup scene. Four of the five safety pins are intact. Frame retains mostly silvered case colors with a few spots of surface rust and pitting around the hammer nose. Trigger guard retains about 95% orig silver-plating and the backstrap has been cleaned and retains 30-40% silver-plating. Grips are sound with light wear, nicks & scratches and retains 95% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54181 JR651 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

691

COLT LONDON POCKET REVOLVER. SN 3445, all matching including wedge. Cal. .31. 4” oct bbl. The bbl is marked “ADDRESS. COL. COLT. / LONDON” between brackets on the top. The bbl and cylinder have British proof marks. The bbl and cylinder were also refinished in England at the proof point. CONDITION: 80% casehardening on the left side of the frame and 70% on the right. Backstrap and trigger guard retain most of their silver-plating. Grips have light dents and scratches and are worn along the high edges. Mechanically fine. 4-54510 X185 (2,000-3,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

691A.

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 146224; the rear half of the gun matches; the front half does not. Cal. .31. 6” oct bbl. The initials “W.E.F.” are engraved on the butt strap and appear to be period. CONDITION: 90% bubbling silver on the grip straps. 90% varnish on the grips with tiny chips at the base and wear at the high spots. Balance of the gun has been heavily cleaned with little of the marking or cylinder scene remaining. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54697 X172 (400-600)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

692

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 178388, matching except loading lever. Cal. .31. 4” oct bbl. The replacement grips are ivory. Two line Hartford address. Stagecoach scene on the cylinder. CONDITION: Gray patina on the iron parts. Brass has been heavily polished. Grip is cracked on the left side and the rear half of the right side at the base has been replaced. They have been varnished. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54694 FS312 (600-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

693

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 56478. Blue & case colored with 5″ bbl, 2-line New York City address with serifs. It has 5-shot cylinder with silver-plated brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching. Bbl retains 75-80% dull orig blue, bright in the sheltered areas. Rammer & lever retain 30-40% faded case colors. Frame retains traces of case colors with the balance turned silver with light surface etching. Cylinder is a blue/brown patina and retains 75-80% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip frame retains about 90% strong orig silver-plating and the grips are sound with 95-97% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-53650 JR591 (700-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

694

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 188366. Usual configuration with 4″ oct bbl, 1-line “New-York U.S. America” address and 5-shot cylinder. It has silver plated grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. The butt is inscribed in period script “Wm. Struthers / to / Adriano D’Orsolini”. A Google search disclosed that Mr. D’Orsolini was a private in the 3rd Pennsylvania Infantry in 1862. There were three separate listings for three different William Struthers. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including the wedge. No orig finish remains being a mottled dark patina on the bbl with some spots of light pitting. Cylinder has areas of fine pitting mixed with silver patina and retains 30-40% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame also has light pitting mixed with gray patina. Backstrap retains 75-80% thin orig silver plating and the trigger guard about 40%. Grip is sound with chips by the left toe and retains 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-54494 JR677 (2,500-4,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

694A.

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 236297 matching including wedge. Cal. .31. 5” oct bbl. Six-shot cylinder. “M. D. I VT.” is stamped at the top of the backstrap. CONDITION: Faint traces of blue on the bbl. Some heat blue on the cylinder. Mostly light to moderate pitting. Grips are battered at the bottom with a crack on the left side. Heavy wear at the base on the right. Mechanically good. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52144 FS337 (400-600)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

695

RARE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 25758. Beautifully engraved pocket model in Gustave Young style with his trademark flower blossoms and fine sweeping scrolls with dog’s head incorporated into the pattern on the bbl. It also has his trademark wolf’s heads on each side of the hammer nose. It has a 6-1/2″ rnd bbl with pin front sight, 5-shot fluted cylinder, nickel-plated brass grip frame with beautifully carved 1-pc ivory grip. The left side of the grip has a raised carved soldier’s bust. The frame has full coverage engraving with punch dot background and the bbl 2-1/2″ patterns up each side. The backstrap has Young trademark fan at the top with light patterns at top & bottom and at the butt strap, also on the trigger guard and bottom of the frame with other flourishes elsewhere. This is probably a silver & gold-plated piece as there is traces of gold wash on the back of the cylinder and with silver-plating on the cylinder pin and more traces of gold on the hammer. CONDITION: Good. N o orig finish remains on the iron except the traces of finish previously mentioned, it being mostly a mottled gray/brown patina with some light pitting on the bbl and on the cylinder. Frame & hammer are a dark gray/brown patina with the grip frame retaining about 85% orig plating. Grips are exceptional with a wonderful patina and a few age lines in the bottom. Mechanics need attention. Handspring is either broken or missing, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with scattered spots of pitting. 4-54349 (6,000-8,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

696

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 1217. Fine, early police revolver 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, pin front sight, 5-shot fluted cylinder with the serial number in one of the flutes, silver-plated brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. All matching. Retains 92-93% glossy bright blue on the bbl with the loss areas flaked to patina. Rammer & hammer retain most of their bright case colors. Cylinder retains about 90% glossy bright blue with wear on the front edges and fine pitting between the nipples on the back edges. Four of the five safety pins are completely intact with one partial. Frame retains about all of its orig case colors, strong & bright on the sides, moderately faded on the recoil shields. Grip frame retains 88-90% orig silver-plating and the grips have a small chip on the left toe, otherwise retain about 98% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-53647 JR592 (7,500-10,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

697

INSCRIBED CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER, NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD 1861. A fine cased Colt’s Patent Model 1862 Police revolver SN 2179 all matched. The percussion pistol is a .36 cal. 5-shot revolver with a fluted cylinder, 4 ½” rnd bbl, silver-plated brass backstrap and trigger guard and one-pc, Walnut grip. The backstrap is inscribed in period engraving: Chas. A. Benedict, 5th Co. 7th Reg’t N.Y./April 19, 1861. The revolver is mounted in a commercial Walnut pistol case with maroon velvet lining, a Colt’s Patent eagle flask and a small Japanned tin of percussion caps embossed “ELY BROS/London”. The orig key accompanies the case. The initials “EFF” (or BFF) appear to have once been embroidered or stamped into the velvet material lining the lid of the case. Assuming this feature is orig or, at least of the period, I would then logically conclude that the case and the revolver are a marriage (since there is no relationship to the identification inscribed on the revolver and the initials present in the case).

No Civil War record of an officer named Charles A. Benedict could be located in my sources. A very nice cased inscribed Colt in superior condition. CONDITION: Excellent. Revolver retains 80% of its bluing on the bbl. Slightly faded case colors on the frame and most of the silver-plating on the backstrap and trigger guard. Grips show wear to the finish and a minor chip to one toe. Case is in very nice condition with the erased or removed initials in the lid (as mentioned above). Compartments show appropriate wear. Flask is dark and uncleaned and the cap tin slightly flaked. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54188 (5,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

698

FINE METROPOLITAN POLICE REVOLVER. SN 3098. .36 cal. 4-1/2” rnd bbl. Marked “” on top of the bbl. The heel of the grip has an upturn, which is matched by the backstrap. This is covered by the orig silver on the backstrap. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% bright blue on the bbl and cylinder. Casehardening colors on the frame are bright but mostly missing on the hammer. Backstrap has about 95% silver; the trigger guard, 60%. Grips have minor dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54176 FS130 (1,500-2,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

699

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 26339. Blue & case colored with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted cylinder with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine. All matching. Bbl retains traces of orig blue in sheltered areas. Rammer handle retains about 50% strong case colors. Cylinder retains 60-70% orig blue, strong in the flutes. Frame retains 85-90% strong case colors, mostly on the sides, with the recoil shields turning dark. Grip frame has traces of silver-plating with the balance a pleasant patina. Grips are sound with light edge wear and a few chips on the right side with light nicks & scratches, some hammer marks on the butt and retains 95-97% bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with one large spot of light rust. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54189 JR640 (1,500-2,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

700

TWO CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVERS. Cal. 36. SN 2809 & 3027. Probably cased by Stokes Kirk, these two revolvers are in a fine mahogany casing with maroon velvet lining, a double sided E Pluribus Unum flask, an iron Colt’s Patent 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter marked “36P”, a packet of orig skin cartridges, a nipple wrench and two Eley Bros. cap tins, one orig and one reproduction. The revolvers are blue & case colored with 4-1/2″ rnd bbls, 5-shot fluted cylinders, silver-plated brass grip frames and 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: #2809: Very fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 75-80% thin orig blue, stronger in the sheltered areas. Cylinder retains 40-50% thin orig blue. Frame retains 60-70% faded case colors with the recoil shields being a light patina. Grip frame retains 75-80% orig silver-plating and the grips are sound, light wear with 95% varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. #3027: Very fine, all matching except the wedge, which is an unnumbered replacement. Bbl retains 80-85% thinning orig blue. Cylinder retains about 65% thinning orig blue, dark in the flutes. Frame retains about 75% good case colors, bright in sheltered areas, thinning more on the right side. Recoil shields are a gray patina. Grip frame retains about 25% silver-plating. Good grips, few nicks & dings, 90% varnish. Handspring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54719 JR658 (3,000-5,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

701

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 2757. Blue & case colored with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted cylinder with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine. All matching. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue, mostly in the sheltered areas, with the balance a plum patina. Cylinder is about the same. Frame retains 25-30% dark case colors in the sheltered areas with the balance a dark patina. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver-plating with the brass a mellow patina. Grips are sound with a chipped right toe, usual nicks & scratches and retain about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light pitting. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54190 JR639 (1,000-1,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

702

CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 19224. Usual configuration with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, pin front sight, 5-shot fluted cylinder with brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grips. It is accompanied by a wonderful after market case, black leatherette covered, French fitted with maroon velvet lining made for a 5-1/2″ revolver, with compartments for an early style dbl sided American eagle flask, a Colt’s patent steel mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side “36P”, a tin of Kynoch caps and an open compartment with a few cast lead balls. CONDITION: Revolver is good to very good, retaining a dark plum patina overall, with a few nicks & dings on the cylinder and a scratch on the bbl. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver-plating, being mostly a light mustard patina. Grips are sound with light to moderate edge wear, a few nicks & dings and retain about 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Case is extremely fine, with a small scrape on the lid, and light soil on the exterior with the inside bright and clean showing little or no use. Flask is extremely fine with one small dent on the eagle’s breast. Mold has been cleaned to bright metal with moderate pitting and the cap tin has light soil on the label retaining most of its lacquer. 4-53649 JR596 (1,250-1,750)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

703

CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1855 ROOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 25301. Model 3 Root with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, Hartford address with pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot cylinder and 1-pc ivory grip. It is nicely engraved in Gustave Young style with very well executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The frame & top strap are engraved with matching engraving patterns on the bbl, rammer pivot, sides of the hammer and backstrap. It is accompanied by an orig Colt casing probably for a longer bbled Root or another revolver altogether. It has dark purple velvet lining with compartments for the revolver, a tiny 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter, a small leather covered Dixon style flask with a sealed tin of Joyce caps and a large quantity of cast lead bullets. CONDITION: Fine. All matching. Bbl retains a blue/brown patina with worn edges. Frame retains 65-70% orig blue with some light pitting around the forcing cone area. Backstrap is a blue/gray patina and the grips are fine with a beautiful aged mellow patina and a number of age lines. Cylinder is a silver/gray patina with 20-25% cabin fight scene. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Case has a couple of cracks and several grain checks in the lid and another or two in the bottom and retains most of a fine old refinish. Lining is sound showing light to moderate wear. Mold is a dark gray metal color with fine cavities. Flask has a couple of minor nicks on the leather but retains most of its maroon color, bright shiny brass. Cap tin is extremely fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54718 JR600 (3,000-5,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

704

RARE FACTORY CASED PAIR OF COLT MODEL 1855 ROOT REVOLVERS. Cal. 31. SN 6925 & 6934. Model 5 revolvers with 3-1/2″ rnd bbls, full fluted cylinders, blued finish with 1-pc walnut grips. They are accompanied an orig Colt casing 11-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ x 2″ that is lined with dark forest green velvet, compartmented in the bottom for the two revolvers, a tiny Colt’s Patent, iron 2-cavity mold, an equally small orig double sided spread winged eagle flask and an orig wood handled turn screw along with an “L” shaped screwdriver. EX-Raymond Green Collection. CONDITION: #6925: Bbl retains about 50% glossy bright blue, mostly on the right side and sheltered areas with the balance light patina. Cylinder retains about 90% glossy bright blue and the frame 65-70% glossy blue with the backstrap flaked to mostly light patina. Hammer & rammer retain most of their orig case colors. Mechanics are crisp, bright bore with a spot or two of light pitting. Grip has a few chips with about 97% varnish. #6934: Bbl retains 20-30% orig blue with the balance light patina. Cylinder retains about 70% bright blue mixed with a light patina and light rust on the rear edge. Frame retains about 80% glossy bright blue with a flaked spot on the backstrap. Hammer & rammer retain most of their orig case colors. Grip is crisp with about 99% orig varnish. Good mechanics. Appears the tip of the cylinder pin is broken. Bright shiny bore with a spot or two of pitting. Case has a grain check in the lid and a stress crack in the bottom with slightly warped lid, otherwise retains most of its orig bright varnish. Lining is fine, lightly soiled. Mold retains about 98% orig blue and the flask has one small dent and is near new. Turn screw is also fine. 4-53818 (18,000-28,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

705

CASED COLT MODEL 3 1855 ROOT REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 13058. Blue finish, 3-1/2″ oct bbl with 2-line pointing hand motif address with serifs. It has 1-pc walnut grip. It is accompanied by its orig mahogany Colt casing with maroon velvet lining, compartmented for a tiny brass 2-cavity mold with iron sprue cutter, a brass dbl sided E Pluribus Unum flask and an orig Colt turn screw with an Eley cap tin. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & frame retain 75-80% bright orig blue with some flaking on the bbl which has turned to light patina. Cylinder is a blue/brown patina and retains about 75% Indian fight scene. Grip is fine with a replaced sliver at the right heel and slight reduction on the left heel and retains most of a fine refinish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore could not be examined as the cylinder pin could not be removed. Case is very fine with numerous small nicks, dings & scratches, slightly faded interior with light soil. Mold is slightly dinged with a heavy dark patina. Flask has 4 or 5 small dents and a replaced spring screw with an old cleaned patina. Turn screw has cracked handle & pitted blade. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54714 JR667 (2,500-3,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

706

COLT ROOT MODEL 5 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 7158. Blued finish with 3-1/2″ rnd bbl, New York address, British proofed on the bbl & cylinder with an “L” behind the serial number. The right side of the frame under the hammer has the caliber marking. It is fitted with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 20-25% flaked blue, stronger in the sheltered areas with the flaked areas a light patina. Frame retains 70-75% strong bright orig blue with the balance flaked to a light patina. Cylinder retains about 95% strong bright orig blue. Grip is sound with minor wear, retains about 88-90% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-54472 JR623 (1,500-2,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

707

COLT ROOT MODEL 3 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 28. SN 25973. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, pin sight without pointing hand motif, 5-shot full fluted cylinder with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 80% glossy bright blue with light wear on the bbl and flaking on the frame. Flaked areas have turned a light patina. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina. Hammer retains 60-70% case colors, faded on the outside. Grip is sound with fine wear and retains 97-98% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp. Could not remove the cylinder pin so the bore was not checked. 4-54471 JR622 (1,500-2,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

708

ORIG COLT CASING FOR PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Standard early casing, 10-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ x 1-7/8″ with shield shaped escutcheon for the mortised lock. It has maroon velvet lining and is compartmented for a 5″ Model 1849 pocket revolver, a mold, and a flask, cartridges & cap tin. CONDITION: Fine. Lid has a couple of grain checks and is slightly warped, otherwise is sound. Interior is faded and moderately soiled. All partitions appear to be sound. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-52160 JR668 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

709

ORIG WOOD CASE FOR COLT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Fine mahogany casing for Colt percussion revolver, a 5-1/2″ Model 1862 Police fits perfectly. It measures 11-9/16″ x 5-3/4″ x 2″. It has red velvet lining with partitioned base, apparently for the revolver, a mold, a flask, cartridges & a cap tin. CONDITION: Fine. Lid has a crack and one end has a couple of loose corners, otherwise it is sound. Interior is faded and lightly soiled with heavy wear around the front sight area with a loose partition and a couple of re-glued partitions. From the collection of the late John Hamilton. 4-54218 JR665 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

710

RARE CASED ENGRAVED AND ETCHED REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 38. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, pinched front sight, usual bbl markings, with wonderful Nimschke factory engraving. It has about 70% coverage beautiful foliate arabesque pattern engraving with punch dot background on the frame along with both sides of the hammer spur. The backstrap & butt strap are lightly engraved with geometric patterns & light borders. The cylinder and both sides of the rammer lever are wonderfully deep etched (an extra rare added factory feature). The cylinder depicts soldiers on horseback charging at each other, firing revolvers in a woodland scene. It has fine smooth orig factory ivory grips that are pencil numbered on the inside to match this revolver. It is accompanied by an orig walnut casing with faded red velvet lining, with compartments for the revolver, a dbl sided, angle spout Remington style flask, a 2-cavity iron bullet mold with sprue cutter, a packet of skin cartridges and a tin of UMC caps. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & frame retain most of their orig nickel-plating with scattered spots of light surface rust with wear around the rammer slot. Rammer handle is a gray metal color. Hammer retains about 70% bright case colors and the grip frame about 85% orig nickel. Brass trigger guard retains about 90% thin orig nickel. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. Grips have a very aged patina with numerous age lines, a glued pc at the left heel and are slightly shrunken. Case has a crack in the lid and a chip from the lower right rear corner with a couple of loose corners and faded, worn lining. Flask has a large dent on each side and a couple smaller ones near the top with a slightly open seam but retains most of its orig finish. Bullet mold retains about 80% orig blue. Box of cartridges & cap tin are fine. 4-54345 JR598 (17,500-27,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711

CASED ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 91009. Beautiful Nimschke style engraved Remington with gold & nickel finish having an 8″ oct bbl, pinched front sight and carved 2-pc ivory grips. The frame has about 60% coverage, fine foliate arabesque pattern engraving with punch dot background. It has small flourishes of engraving and geometric patterns on the bbl & backstrap with more fine patterns on the bottom of the trigger guard and bottom of the frame. The cylinder has about 30% coverage fine arabesque patterns. The grips are modern carved ivory with am American eagle on each side holding a ribbon in its beak perched on an American shield with olive branches below executed in nice detail. It is accompanied by an orig Remington walnut casing with faded purple velvet lining having compartments for the revolver, a Remington style flask with angled nozzle, a wood and brass cleaning rod, a brass 2-cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter having a small “H” inspector mark in the right side. It also has a tin of cartridge primers and an open compartment for cast lead balls. CONDITION: Frame, grip frame & trigger guard retain most of their orig nickel finish. Cylinder & rammer retain 60-70% thin gold wash over nickel finish. Grips have a fine mellow patina and are sound. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Finish is possibly an old re-work of high quality as there appears to be some fine pitting under the finish on the hammer. Case has a grain check in the lid and another in the bottom but overall is sound with no loose corners and retains about 95% orig varnish. Lining is much faded and worn at the sight area, otherwise is pretty much intact. Flask has a couple of minor nicks with a slightly open seam and retains most of an old polish. Mold is extremely fine with the brass a fine mustard patina and the sprue cutter retaining most of its niter blue. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54731 JR599 (4,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711A.

LOT OF LOADING ITEMS. (1) orig packet of ten boxes of Goldmark’s percussion caps by Winchester. CONDITION: .Packet is still sealed but is badly torn on the label end. Individual tins are like new. (2) Tin of U.M.C. primers “FOR COLT’S PISTOLS AND BREECH LOADING SHOT GUNS”. CONDITION: Top label is completely covered with black. Side sealing strip is still bright. (3) 4” bag flask by James Dixon. CONDITION: Fine. Bright blue and gilt & about 80% of the brown varnish on the body. 4-53651 FS85 (300-500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711B.

PACKET OF CARTRIDGES FOR COLT 44 REVOLVER. Appears to be 1850’s vintage, for a dragoon revolver. It is still sealed with markings indicating that it was loaded with Hazard’s gunpowder. CONDITION: There are two rust spots on one end; otherwise very fine. 4-55025 (600-1,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711C.

IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR TIFFANY & CO. HIGH GRADE INSCRIBED FIELD PRESENTATION SWORD TO THE COLONEL OF THE 3RD MINNESOTA VOLUNTEERS. A spectacular presentation grade, non-regulation staff and field officer’s sword made by Tiffany & Company, New York. The sword is a fancy adaptation of the regulation Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword. The single branch hilt is cast and gold washed in high relief having laurel leaf counterguard filled with furled flags, swords and a Roman fasces with a central disk with “US”, the “S” being inset within the letter “U.” The quillion forms a large lion’s head and the clam shell rear counterguard is inscribed as follows: Presented to/Henry C. Lester/Col. Comd’g IIIrd REGM’T Minn. Vol. by the LINE OFFICERS/of his Regiment in the field April 14, 1862/in token of their high regard and confidence. The knuckle bow is spiraled and terminates at the pommel. The pommel cap is a fanciful rendition of a Roman breastplate and skirt having a crested, engraved helmet resting upon the shoulders. The grip is of silver with double strand, twisted, silver wire. The 32” single edged straight blade is etched with military trophies and patriotic motifs over approximately 70% of its surface. The base of the blade is etched “Tiffany & Co. N. Y”. The blade was manufactured by Collins & Co. Hartford, Connecticut and is so marked on the ricasso. The opposite side of the ricasso is dated “1861”. The scabbard is of bright steel with very fancy cast brass and gold washed furniture. The mounts are deeply engraved with a lozenge motif. The reverse of the upper mount engraved “US” and the drag with a spread winged American eagle and an American shield. The ring mounts are heavily cast acanthus leaf wreaths. The top mount is engraved within a lozenge shaped panel H.C. Lester/Col. 3rd Reg’t/M.V. A separately applied gilt ribband is mounted atop the engraved panel that reads: “Tiffany & Co.”.

According to my research, Colonel Lester was dishonorably dismissed from service on December 1, 1862 and thus, served slightly more than one year on active duty. The 3rd Minnesota Volunteers was organized at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, October 2 to November 14, 1861. They left the state for Louisville, Ky. November 17-20, 1861 and were attached to 16th Brigade, Army of the Ohio. They served at Camp Jenkins until December 6, and at Shepherdsville, Lebanon Junction and Belmont, Ky., guarding the Louisville & Nashville Railroad until March 1862. Thereafter they moved to Nashville, Tenn. March 11-24, and served there until April 27th. The regiment moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn. April 27, and performed garrison duty there until July. During Nathan Bedford Forrest’s attack on Murfreesboro on July 13th. Colonel Lester made a serious tactical error by dividing his troops and allowed the regiment to be cornered forcing its surrender. His decision to surrender to the enemy would send he and the other officers of the 3rd to Libby Prison prior to their exchange. The Regiment was paroled and sent to Benton Barracks, Mo. (Company “C” being on detached duty was not captured). Accounts of this affair accompany the sword. Following the parole they joined 2nd Minnesota at Nashville, Tenn. and marched with it until September 30 when the 3rd left for Minnesota. They then marched to Fort Ridgly to join Sibley’s Campaign against hostile Sioux Indians September 13-November 14 participating in the Battle of Wood Lake and Yellow Medicina. A detachment of this regiment marched from Fort Snelling to the relief of Fort Abercrombie on the Red River September 11-October 5 and then re-joined the regiment at Camp Release. Thereafter this unit performed garrison duty at Fort Snelling and was reorganized. Colonel Lester, four company commanders and their adjutants were dishonorably discharged at Ft. Snelling on December 1, 1862 for their loss of the regiment to confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Murfreesboro.

This is a spectacular Tiffany sword with a presentation to an interesting Minnesota Colonel who, at one time, had earned the great respect of his officers. The sword is accompanied by the book Minnesota in the Civil War by Kenneth Carley (Minneapolis, 1961). CONDITION: Excellent. Sword is absolutely beautiful. Blade etching is very strong with much of the factory luster still remaining. Hilt and scabbard furniture retain about 80% of its gold wash. Bright steel scabbard is quite nice with one small push and very minor surface speckles here and there. A superb, rare and important Civil War presentation sword. 4-55030 (22,000-26,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711D.

SPECTACULAR PRESENTATION GRADE SHAMSHIRE SWORD WITH SOLID GOLD MOUNTS. Fine early sword with about a 33″ very curved flat ground blade, marked with a small decoration on the right side with what may be Arabic writing and an Islamic date. It has a spectacular solid gold covered L-shaped handle with 4-strand solid gold alternating link chain, flat sided with faceted end with very decorative filigree and ball decorations. It has about an inch of gold wire wrapping as a ferrule and has gold overlay on the cross guard and with what appears to be solid quillions. It has short languets. The scabbard is leather covered wood with a 20-1/2″ solid gold foil tip with an iron drag. The gold has repoussed decorations the full length on both sides with plain edges. It has two gold covered bands with iron rings with repoussed decorations. The throat is 4-5/8″ long with heavily decorated solid gold filigree work with repoussed gold center pieces. The leather on the back side of the scabbard is laced with gold covered thread. It is accompanied by a very long, dbl braided sword knot that appears to be red silk mixed with silver bouillon thread on the knots. CONDITION: Blade is a light gray color with scattered fine spots of pitting. All the gold work appears to be intact and in superb condition. Exposed leather in the middle of the scabbard is dry and crackled with about 20% finish loss. Sword knot and ropes are fine. From the collection of the late Bruce McDowell. 4-54635 JR552 (8,000-12,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711E.

CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED PRESENTATION GRADE CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER 9TH ILLINOIS MOUNTED INFANTRY. The sword is a fancy grade Solingen manufactured Civil War cavalry officer’s saber roughly conforming to the Model 1860, except the three branch guard is heavily cast with floral decorations and flourishes. The pommel cap is engraved and the grip is of silver with triple gilt wire wrap. The 33” curved single edged blade is marked “Clauberg/Solingen” on the ricasso and has etched decoration across 50% of its surface. The scabbard is silver-plated with fancy cast oak leaf mounts and a throat with a rococo drop. Between the two top mounts of the scabbard is the following inscription: Presented to/Capt. Frantz H. Wagner/By the Members of Co. D/9th Ill. Mtd. Infty. Vol. Louisville, Ky./June 28th 1865. This sword, given by his men, was presented to Wagner just 12 days prior to his company being officially mustered out of service in Louisville. The unit has a fascinating history.

On the 26th day of April 1861, the Ninth Illinois Infantry Volunteers was mustered into the service as Springfield for the term of three months. The regiment was ordered to Cairo, IL where it was stationed doing garrison duty until the close of the term of service July 26th, 1861 when it mustered out. At the expiration of the term of service of the regiment herein named there was no force to take their place as a garrison at Cairo, IL. This difficulty was overcome by volunteer response from the officers and men of the disbanded regiments. Some two hundred and fifty of this volunteer garrison was composed of the Ninth Infantry, who proposed to re-enlist. In this way the enlistment for the three years’ service began with the Ninth. On this mere skeleton of a regiment of officers and men recruiting began in earnest, and in less that thirty days, it was again a full regiment. The New 9th Infantry was organized at Cairo with Capt. Wagner’s Company D St. Clair County. On the night of September 5th, 1861, General Grant moved with the Ninth and Twelfth Infantry from Cairo to Paducah, KY where it was stationed until early in February 1862.

On the 5th of February 1862, they attacked Fort Heiman, opposite Fort Henry, whilst the gunboats of and First Division attacked the latter place. On February 22nd the regiment moved up the Cumberland to Fort Sevier, near Clarksville, and on the 27th marched to Nashville; thence from Nashville, March 1st to Clarksville, and March 6th, embarked for Pittsburg Landing as a part of the Army of the Tennessee. The regiment was at Shiloh, and was detached and ordered to the left of General Hurlbut to fill the gap between the Brigade of Colonel Stuart and the left of General Hurlbut. On this part of the line a regiment was engaged until driven back about two o’clock by the enemy, being unable to flank them because of the wide gap to the left. After procuring a new supply of ammunition, the regiment was again engaged until night on the first day of the battle. The regiment went into the field with 578 present for duty, and sustained a loss of sixty-one killed, three hundred wounded and five prisoners. Of those prisoners, three were wounded, thus showing a loss of killed and wounded unparalleled by the history of any regiment during the war, which sufficiently attests its gallantry. The regiment took part in the second battle of Corinth, October 3rd and 4th, 1862. On the 15th of March, 1863, General G.M. Dodge, commanding the left wing Sixteenth Army Corps, which comprised the army then stationed at Corinth, ordered the Ninth to be mounted. From that time until the expiration of its term of service, it remained so. From May 26th to May 31st, 1863, the regiment was engaged as part of the cavalry force on a raid from Corinth to Florence, Alabama, for the purpose of destroying certain factories there. From the 8th of July to the 15th the regiment was on a continuous scout in west Tennessee. On the 12th of August they made a raid to Grenade where they destroyed 60 locomotives, 450 cars, and a large supply of Confederate stores. Early in May 1864, the regiment was ordered to take the wagon and ambulance trains of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Army Corps from Huntsville, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee. When this was accomplished the regiment was ordered to move to the front, and it led the advance of the Army of the Tennessee in the movement to flank Dalton and Buzzards’ Roost, Georgia. During the Atlanta campaign the regiment was engaged in scouting on the flanks of the army, and this duty was continued until the close of the term of service of the regiment in July 1864.

Whilst at Decatur, Alabama, in April 1864, about 140 of the men re-enlisted as veterans; were consolidated into a battalion consisting of seven companies. This battalion moved with the army to Savannah; thence to North Carolina, where the Confederate forces surrendered, being constantly on the flank or in advance of the army. The regiment was mustered out July 9th, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. An extremely nice and rare Civil War inscribed presentation sword from a “German” Illinois regiment of mounted infantry. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been cleaned and the etching is visible but not strong. Scabbard is in very good condition with some loss to silver-plating and oxidation in protected areas. Grip and hilt are fine. 4-54539 CoW21 (5,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711F.

EXTREMELY NICE INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICERS SWORD TO AN ARTILLERY BATTERY OFFICER. The sword is a regulation U.S. Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer’s sword with a wonderful appearance, great condition and a terrific presentation. The 31” single edged straight blade is etched “W.H. Horstmann & Sons/Philadelphia” on the ricasso. Approximately 60% of the blade’s surface is etched with patriotic decoration including a spread winged American eagle and “US”. The hilt is extremely well made according to regulation. The grip is covered in sharkskin and triple wire wrapped. The scabbard is of blued steel with brass furniture. The top mount is inscribed (on both sides of the carrying ring) Presented by the Members/of Battery H, to/Adjutant Wm. Runkel.

Organized at Philadelphia by consolidation of Robert’s Battalion Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, assigned as Companies “C,” “D” and “F”; Segebarth’s Battalion Marine Artillery, assigned as Companies “A,” “B,” “G,” “H,” “K” and “L,” and 1st Battalion Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, assigned as Company “E”. Two more Companies organized at Philadelphia as Companies “I” and “M”. Regiment organized February 17, 1863 and ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va.

Most of the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery was on duty in the Dept. of Virginia for their entire term with Headquarters at Fortress Monroe, Va. Detachments of all Companies but “H” served, at times, in Graham’s Naval Brigade. Company “H” with Lt. William Runkel as Adjutant, served on detached service at Baltimore, Md., principally occupying Fort Federal Hill, which rose over the south side of the harbor, commanded the City. Battery H was dispatched to Gettysburg, Pa., and fought in that campaign with the 2nd Division, First Brigade Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac July 2-3, 1863. Company “H” mustered out on July 25, 1865 and the entire on Regiment November 9, 1865. An extremely nice Gettysburg associated Civil War artillery officer’s sword. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has extremely nice etching with much of its factory luster remaining. Hilt retains most of its gold wash. Grip shows light wear but is tight and well preserved. Scabbard has a wonderful dark patina with one major dent and scratches and dings here and there. Drag is well worn. A really good example of a sword that was carried a great deal-yet retains its condition. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54205 (3,500-5,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

711G.

HISTORIC PRE-CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD BY AMES TO BRIGADIER GENERAL FRANCIS FESSENDEN OF MAINE. An incredibly important pre-Civil War sword to a very famous Civil War general from Maine given when he was Captain of the Madison City Guards. The sword is a regulation U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword made by the Ames Manufacturing Co. of Chicopee, Massachusetts and so marked on the ricasso of the blade. The straight, single edged blade measures 30” and appears to have never had an etched decoration. The hilt is of regulation style with a sharkskin wrapped grip with twisted brass wire. The scabbard is of blued steel with brass furniture. The top and middle mounts have a stylized scalloped edge and fancy cast carrying rings. The top mount is engraved Madison City/Guards to Cap’t/Francis Fessenden.

Francis Fessenden was born on 18 March 1839 in Portland, Maine. He was the grandson of Gen. Samuel Fessenden. He was graduated at Bowdoin in 1858, became a lawyer, and at the outbreak of the Civil War was appointed a Captain in the 19th U.S. Infantry 14 May 1861. He was on recruiting duty, 1861; commanded a company in the Army of the Cumberland, January to April, 1862; was severely wounded at Shiloh April, 1862; rose to Colonel of the 25th Maine Volunteers 1862-63, and commanded a brigade in the defenses of Washington, D.C. He was then appointed Colonel of the 30th Maine Veteran Volunteer Infantry from September 1863 to May 1864. He was commissioned Brigadier-General of Volunteers, May 10, 1864, and was with Gen. N. P. Banks in the Red River expedition, taking part in the battle of Sabine Cross-Roads, Pleasant Hill and Monett’s Bluff. He led the assault and lost a leg at the last-named battle. He was made Major General of Volunteers, Nov. 19, 1865 and commanded the 1st infantry division, department of West Virginia. He was subsequently assigned to the 1st veteran corps. He was on the Wirtz Military Commission from August to October, 1865, president of a court of inquiry, and of a military commission, from November, 1865 to March, 1866 and in the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands in 1866. He declined an appointment to lieutenant-colonel, 45th U.S. infantry, in August 1866. He was transferred to the 28th U.S. Infantry on the reorganization of the army and was retired from the regular army on his own application, Nov. 1, 1866 with the rank of Brigadier-General. He was elected Mayor of Portland, Maine in 1876 and practiced law in that city after his retirement from the army. He was married in 1862 to Ellen Winslow, daughter of Edward Fox of Portland, Maine.

This wonderful and simple sword most certainly hung at the side of this Union champion. A notable soldier, wounded in action and from a military family, Fessenden is ranked high among Civil War scholars. CONDITION: Very good. Much of the sword’s orig gilt remains on the brass hilt and the scabbard mounts. Sword blade has been cleaned to a light gray appearance. Sharkskin grip wrap is separated at the seam but is tight with no losses. Scabbard is quite nice with no dents-one screw missing from the drag. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54353 (5,000-10,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

716

PRESENTATION GRADE MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 32” Damascene blade is gold washed, has patriotic motifs and motto, and reads “One & Inseparable” and is also marked “W. Clauberg, Solingen”. Hilt has “U.S.” and floral decorations and eagle quillion with ruby colored eyes. Spiral decorated metal grip contains the orig triple wire wrap. Brown metal scabbard contains large decorative mounts including 4” soldier standing in front of two flags on drag. Middle mount contains a wreath with panoply of arms. Top mount contains wreath with up-spread eagle holding a scepter and sword. CONDITION: Blade retains about 50% of orig gilding and most of orig frosting. Scattered black stains on blade. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain most of the orig gilding. Bullion sword knot is tied to hilt. Ring mounts and throat all lack screws. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54204 (5,000-7,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

717

PRESENTATION GRADE MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 32” blade, etched panel showing spread wing eagle with ribbon reading “E. Pluribus Unum” surrounded by 20 stars. Blade is also etched “Henry Folsom, St. Louis MO”. Hilt has cast “U.S.” in floral motifs. Eagle head quillion is cast with ruby colored eyes. Extra engraving is present on hilt and pommel. Grip is decorated fluted silver. Iron scabbard with large decorative brass mounts. Drag exhibits 4” soldier in front of two American Flags holding his rifle. Middle mount exhibits wreath with panoply of arms with the word “Union” written on ribbon. Top mount has wreath with drooped wing eagle. Reverse of mounts is engraved with various patriotic shields, floral decoration, and a floral “US”. CONDITION: Blade is clean. Etched panel is deeply engraved and pitted around tip. Silver grip has 1/4” deep dent and a couple of smaller dents. Brass hilt and mounts have been cleaned but still show gilding in protected areas on scabbard. Ex Hank Truslow Collection. 4-54203 JS29 (3,500-4,500)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

718

U.S. MODEL 1850 PRESENTATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 32-1/4” quill-back blade that has about 10” blue and gold decorated panels, and about a 10” white etched presentation panel reading “Presented to their Capt. Daniel Hart by the Members of Co. E. January 1863.” Blade has a Solingen maker’s stamp. This sword is most likely a product of Saurbaer, of Trenton, NJ. Captain Hart served in the 7th New Jersey Infantry and was wounded by artillery shell at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He probably carried this with him when wounded since this sword was presented January 1863. Captain Hart was brevetted Lieutenant Colonel at the end of the Civil War, remained in military service and died while in the 25th U.S. Infantry at Fort Stocton, Texas in 1878. Grip is pewter covered with twisted wire. Hilt is three-branched and florally decorated. Patriotic shield is present at quillion. Decorated pommel has two inset pewter plaques. One of patriotic shield ribboned with “UNION” and the other pewter plaque has allegorical figure. Steel scabbard is brass mounted, including brass throat. Drag and ring mounts have carved relief decoration and five inset pewter plaques with various patriotic motifs adorning the scabbard mounts. CONDITION: Blade retains most of the blue and gold decoration and most of the frosting around presentation. Blade exhibits rust and pitting, mostly below decorated portions. 50% of wire wrap is missing. Pewter grip and plaques show wear. Hilt and scabbard mounts retain about 25% orig gilding under old patina. 4-53836 JS4 (5,000-6,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

719

MODEL 1850 U.S. STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 31-1/2” unstopped fuller blade etched with spread wing eagle, U.S. Flags, and “U.S.”. Hilt is florally decorated with cast “U.S.”. Grip is sharkskin with triple wire wrap. Only a 20” portion of scabbard remains with only center ring mount and a broken drag. CONDITION: Blade retains most of the orig frosting. Scattered staining on 18” etched panels and a few minor nicks and old sharpening. Hilt retains about 50% orig gilding. Remaining ring mount and drag retain about 75% gilding. Sharkskin is all present with orig wire but about 1/4” separation from shrinkage of sharkskin is present throughout the grip. From the Collection of the late Allen Graves. 4-54358 JS12 (800-1,200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

720

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HORSEMAN SABER. 32-1/2” three-fullered blade. Pommel is classic American figural lion, solid brass concentric ring grip, slotted guard; leather scabbard with brass throat and frog button, buff leather over-the-shoulder sling is attached to throat. CONDITION: Brass hilt exhibits rich, untouched patina. One slight bend to guard. Blade is untouched showing areas of rust and pitting. Scabbard is shrunk and broken into three pcs. 4-53835 JS1 (4,000-5,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

720A.

LIGHTWEIGHT SWORD. 26-3/4” single fuller blade with running fox mark on either side. This blade is much lighter than the orig 18th century running fox blades. The hilt is a turned dowel and the guard is a diamond shaped sheet of lightweight brass. This appears to be an attempt to make a Revolutionary War Sword. CONDITION: Heavy rust on the blade. Bent guard. 4-54483 X86 (100-200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

721

REPRODUCTION NAVAL OFFICER’S CUTLASS. “USR” cut out in guard. 25-1/2” blade marked “Ames Mfg. Co. 1862”. CONDITION: Hilt heavily patinated; blade brown and pitted. 4-54546 JS37 (100-200)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

722

AMERICAN STIRRUP HILT MILITIA SWORD. 28-1/2” blade decorated with patriotic motifs including American eagle with “E. Pluribus Unum”. Carved bone grip and unusual figural eagle/animal head quillion. Scabbard retains 25” of leather and one center ring mount. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of pitting. About 20% of orig blue and gold still remain but panels are all discernable. Bone grip has several small cracks including small chip at top. Traces of orig gilt are found on hilt and remaining mount. 4-53825 (800-900)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

723

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 28” blade with stirrup hilt and carved fluted bone grip. Blade originally was blue and gold etched with patriotic motifs. Only tiny remnants of blue is retained although etching retains gilt in protected areas highlighting motifs. Scabbard is leather with brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade is gray, scattered areas of pitting. 1/2” of blade tip is broken. Traces of silver wash are present on mounts and hilt. 4-53824 (800-900)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

724

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 27-1/2” blade etched with patriotic motifs, stirrup hilt, fluted bone grip and leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Etch is fairly discernable on one side, opposite side only about 50% visible. Spine is maker marked but is not discernible. Bone grip exhibits several large cracks. Mounts and hilt exhibit traces of orig silver-plating. 4-53817 (800-900)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

725

EAGLE HEAD MILITIA SWORD. 29” blue and gold decorated blade and stirrup hilt with eagle decorated languet, carved bone grip. CONDITION: Sword appears to be an attic-find with about half of orig blue and gold remaining with patches of rust and light pitting. Hilt exhibits nice patina. Grip has about 1/2” x 1/2” pc broken out. 4-53744 JS15 (400-600)

Have a similar item you want to sell?

726

MODEL 1742 BRITISH HANGER. 24-1/2” blade with single fuller. Top of blade spine is marked “Osborn,” hilt is cast brass; grip is cast spiraled brass. Guard is stamped on inside “Regt.___ ___ Picardy Loyal Foot”. History of the Picardy Loyal Foot is included. CONDITION: Blade is gray with old sharpening and staining. Quillion has been field repaired utilizing an iron pin. Nice patina to brass. 4-55334 JS70 (500-1,000)

Have a similar item you want to sell?