Spectacular Fall Firearms Auction
An Extraordinary Success Grossing $11.235 Million!

Auction: October 8-10, 2007

Preview: October 5-7, 2007

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

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1046
Revised: 10/19/2007

Correction)Barrel bore is .54 cal; breech block is .69 cal.

CONFEDERATE ALTERATION OF A HALL RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 64. This gun is similar to so-called “Western” alterations pictured in Murphy & Madaus; however, this hammer is more petite and better made. Mr. Michel describes this gun as follows, “Alteration to percussion of Model 1819 Hall rifle. Breechblock is marked ‘J. H. Hall / U.S. / 1839’. This alteration was performed by brazing a percussion hammer onto the orig flintlock hammer base and screwing a nipple into the area of the former pan which has been built up to support and reinforce the nipple. This type of alteration is akin to those characterized as typical ‘Western’ alteration. Missing mainspring and trigger”. An example shown with no mating numbers. You are bidding on a possibly unique Confederate-altered Hall with a very distinctive hammer. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are brown/black with numerous dings, scratches and pitting. Bore is filled with insect nests, and rifling cannot be ascertained. Stock is solid with some insect damage and hairline cracks. About a 1″ x 1-1/2″ piece of wood is missing and repaired behind frame on top of buttstock. Forestock is restored forward of middle band as is ramrod and front 2 bands. Mainspring and trigger are broken. 4-31285 JS149 (2,000-4,000)

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1115
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) In reference to Mr.Michel’s notes it states “Kings of Rythias Hall”. This should actually read “Knights of Pythias Hall”.

FINE CONFEDERATE LEECH AND RIGDON REVOLVER. SN 634. A fine specimen of this rare Confederate revolver made by Thomas Leech and Charles H. Rigdon in Greensboro, GA. The revolver, serial number 634, generally follows the patter of the Colt Model 1851 Navy being .36 caliber with a 6-shot cylinder, 7 ½” part round, part octagon barrel marked on the top flat “LEECH & RIGDON CSA.” Walnut one-piece grips with brass trigger guard and back strap. All marked parts match. The distinctive 4-dot cross appears on the brass trigger guard. On the left side of the barrel breech stamped in large letters is “LAFAYETTE LODGE/25/KP” leading me to believe that this revolver was once the part of a collection of war trophies on display at the Knights of Pythias (KP) lodge. Interestingly, the name was misspelled and a “Y” added to left flat of the barrel breech to correct “LAFAETTE.” This stamping was accomplished at some early period following the Civil War. Mr. Michel’s Notes State: “This Leech & Rigdon revolver is marked on the larger stamping “Leech & Rigdon CSA” on the barrel housing and serial number “634” on the cylinder, frame, loading lever, loading lever latch, grips, and backstrap. Apparently, this revolver was once on display at a Kings of Rythias hall, as the left side of the barrel housing is well marked “Lafayette Lodge / 25 / KP”.” CONDITION: The revolver is quite attractive having an even plumb brown patina on all of the iron parts and a nice mellow color to the brass. Typical casting flaws are noted here and there as is moderate wear. There is a chip missing from the toe of the left grip. The revolver functions mechanically well. A nice opportunity to own a rare Confederate revolver in attractive condition. Some additional research may reveal where the location of the “LaFayette Lodge” was located. 4-31349 CW1 (25,000-35,000)

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1135
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) We have been told by one saddle collector that they question the originality of the CS shield on this saddle. Subsequent research reveals that the shield is Zinc and antique and identical to that which is illustrated on pp.156 of Confederate Saddles and Horse Equipment by Ken R. Knopp. We therefore guarantee that the shield is original, old and genuine; the saddle is definitely old and genuine; however we cannot, and will not guarantee that the shield has always been with this saddle.

CONFEDERATE MCCLELLAN SADDLE WITH “CS” SADDLE SHIELD This saddle is a Confederate Arsenal copy of the Regulation Model 1859 McClellan saddle, having a 2″ pewter shield with raised letters “CS” attached to front of tree. Rawhide, split, open seat with brown leather skirts, cinch straps, and stirrup straps. Small, solid brass stirrups are attached. There are some leather repairs around front of rawhide tree to repair splits in the rawhide. One leather repair goes over 1/2″ of the saddle shield. Skirts appear orig and are attached with brass screws. Cinch straps appear orig. Cinch itself has been replaced with smaller leather strap. “CS” marked Confederate McClellan saddles, such as this one, are very rare. We can find no more than 3 or 4 in private and institutional collections. This is a rare opportunity to own the best marked Confederate saddle available. CONDITION: Rawhide is fairly sound with splitting and openings at sewn edges. Wood is exposed in front of tree. Seat is worn, but seat hardware is intact along with the finely patinaed pewter “CS” saddle shield. 4-31378 JS173 (15,000-25,000)

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1167
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)This tool is actually a pattern “4”, not a pattern “3”.

ENFIELD COMBINATION GUN TOOL. This particular gun tool could do most anything to a Enfield rifle or musket. There are commonly excavated, complete or just pieces. Theoretically, the sgt of each Enfield armed co would have such a tool. Tool contains screwdriver, mainspring wrench, various worms, extractors, and oiler. This particular tool is complete and in very good condition. Mr. Michel’s notes state that this is an English Pattern No. 3 Sgt’s Gun Wrench of 1858. CONDITION: Tool retains much of its orig finish and does not appear to have been used. 4-31321 JS95 (300-400)

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1319
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) We have been contacted by Doug Adams, noted author of The Confederate LeMat Revolver and he has indicated that early on LeMat had an inspector by the name of Chapman, although he does not know whether this is, in fact, the same early inspector, or not, however it would be an excellent topic for future research.

RARE PROTOTYPE OR EXPERIMENTAL LEMAT GRAPESHOT REVOLVER. SN 1945. Cal. 42/16 ga. Nickel finish with 6-3/4″ smoothbore oct bbl which was never rifled, usual tall dovetailed front sight with an uncommon tall fixed rear sight. Top flat is engraved in period script “Systeme Le Mat Bte sgdg Paris” surrounded by a line border engraving. Right flat has the serial number and Le Mat’s logo of a star over “LM”. It is very unusual in that it does not screw to the smoothbore bbl but simply slides on with a pressure fit in the front ring and is attached with a screw through the hole where link pin would normally be. Rammer on left side of bbl is about 1/8″ thick flat steel with beveled outer edge and a circular area which would contact bullet nose secured with a normal sized blued screw. It has usual 9-shot percussion cylinder with serial number on outer diameter and a simple incised line around the front edge instead of the usual raised, knurled rim.. Smoothbore bbl is 6-1/8″ long with only markings being serial number on right side at frame. Frame is slightly thinner in some places and trigger guard is also somewhat thinner. Trigger is also thinner with a lighter & shorter trigger guard. Hammer is about identical in contour to the 2nd Model LeMat revolver but it has an unusual articulated nose which is half exposed and without usual thumb lever. It has standard checkered walnut grips with screw from right side rather than usual left side. Bottom of each grip has inked serial number that appears to be “1701” and inside left grip is stamped “L. CHAPMAN” and inside right grip hand written in pencil is “L. CHAPMAN / COLLINSVILLE CONN”. It is readily apparent that Le Mat was experimenting with this piece but to this cataloger’s knowledge none of features found on this revolver were ever implemented in production. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & rammer retain most of their strong bright orig nickel with some flaking on left side and sharp edges. Pin retainer spring screw is missing half its head. Cylinder retains about 95-96% strong bright orig nickel. Smoothbore bbl, in exposed area, retains 93-95% orig bright nickel. Frame, hammer & trigger guard retain about 85% of their orig nickel with with most of the losses from heavy flaking on front & backstraps. Grips show light wear with a fine oiled patina. Mechanics are crisp, top bore is bright & shiny with a few spots of light pitting. Shotgun bore is fine with very fine pitting. Altogether a most unusual and rare revolver. 8-87519 JR210 (10,000-15,000)

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1334
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) We have recently been contacted by a Civil War scholar who provided us further information on the 29th Virginia. Subsequent research bears out what he has told us. The 29th VA was indeed attached to Pickett’s Division, however, prior to Gettysburg it, together with some of the other units, were left to defend Richmond. It is therefore unlikely that A.C. Clark, of the 29th VA, was present at Pickett’s Charge, but the knife is a superb example of an extremely rare, Confederate, handmade, inscribed fighting knife, with direct and conclusive information of ownership indicating Confederate use at both Richmond and during the Wilderness Campaign, nonetheless.

HISTORIC INSCRIBED CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE IN ORIGINAL SCABBARD USED IN PICKETT’S CHARGE. 9-3/4” double-sided blade made from file, is nicely etched “H. C. Clark Wythe City, Virginia Aug 16, 1861”. Henry C. Clark from Wythe City, VA, entered Confederate service July 23, 1861. He received this knife a month later, based on the inscription. Henry Clark served for the 29th Virginia, at Gettysburg with Pickett’s Division. He took part in the infamous charge on the 3rd, and last, day of Gettysburg, certainly one of the most famous charges in history. On July 3, 1863 Gen. Lee commanded Gen. Pickett to send his entire division against the center of the Union line. Approximately 12,500 Confederate soldiers did. Pickett’s Division alone suffered 2,655 casualties and the Confederate forces a 50% casualty rate. The charge and its failure was the beginning of the end for the Confederacy and is referred to as the High Water Mark for the Confederacy. Clark survived Pickett’s charge only to be captured in May 1864 during the Wilderness Campaign, and taken prisoner. He died at Elmira Prison on September 30, 1864, and is buried at the national cemetery at Elmira. Knife exhibits a 2-1/2” pewter crossguard, wood grip with iron buttcap. Scabbard is back sewn, decorated, brown leather with tin throat and drag. Integral sewn belt loop is still attached and sound. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with scattered staining and pitting. Octagonally carved wood grip is sound with scattered scrapes and scratches. Crossguard is very good, as is iron pommel, which is slightly loose with scrapes and scratches. Scabbard is very good overall, being very sound. Decorations on obverse are well-defined. Tin throat and drag have areas of rust. Stitching is complete with no reductions. An outstanding example in wonderful, as found condition with a remarkable history. 8-76221 JS223 (10,000-30,000)

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1383
Revised: 10/19/2007

Correction)Gun is a period copy of a Colt, is an antique.

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 100175. Cal. 36. Silver finish with 7-1/2” oct bbl, pin front sight with brass trigger guard & backstrap and 1-pc walnut grip. Frame has full coverage, typical Nimschke engraving with Colt’s Patent on left side. Engraving extends over the entire sides of bbl lug & rammer pivot with a border around the address on top flat. Backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard are engraved to match. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. This is a little used revolver that has had poor storage. Bbl & rammer handle retain 75-80% strong re-silver with some flaking (mostly near the end of the bbl and the plunger) and turning dull. Flaked areas are a dark patina. Cyl retains about 85% re-silver plating with about 95-98% crisp Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains 80-85% silver plating with flaked areas dark patina. Grip frame retains about 95% silver plating, thinned on backstrap. Ends of wedge show little or no battering with most of their engraving intact. Replaced grips are crisp with sharp edges and retain virtually all of their orig factory varnish. Trigger return spring is weak, otherwise mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-87520 JJ33 (10,000-15,000)

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1390
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Consignor notes that this was purchased from Norm Flayderman

FINE FIRST MODEL COLT DRAGOON OR WALKER FLASK. Great flask with copper body & brass collar secured with three screws, a “35 grs” spring loaded charger, and a “COLT’S PATENT” marked cap cover. It has inspector initials “WAT” and a tiny “P” proof on top cover. Body of flask is dbl sided with repoussed trophy of arms with Texas & American flags in background, a stand of pikes, cannon and other arms over a pair of crossed Paterson rifles which is over a pair of crossed flared butt revolvers with a ribbon across bottom marked “COLT’S PATENT” without a star in middle. It has eyelets on each side with triangular shaped brass rings. These flasks are pictured as flask numbers 825-830 in The Powder Flask Book, Riling, and appears to be closest to item #827. It is this cataloger’s understanding that these large early flasks, with inspector marks, were made for the Walker but no positive statement can be made at this time. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Traces of orig finish remain in most sheltered areas being mostly a medium copper patina with a number of nicks & dings on neck but no major dents. Seams are sound with top & spout having a dark brass patina. A really fine early Colt flask. 4-32414 JR414 (2,000-4,000)

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1393
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Flask is a repro

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY FLASK. Fine copper & brass flask with sloping charger and 1-sided deep repoussed decoration with usual trophy of arms & flags with crossed rifles & crossed revolvers at top, centered over “COLT’S PATENT”. Rilings No. 816. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains 50-60% orig finish with exposed areas a dark copper patina. Face of flask has one small dent above crossed rifles and a larger dent centered on back. Bottom seam has small open spots with a couple of other light dents. Overall a fine flask. 4-32418 JR417 (400-800)

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1439A
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please note that the battle depicted here is between Union Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasanton and Confederate Maj. Gen J. E. B. Stuart. Also note that the large, gesso, gold frame is a period frame, and further note that this was the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War.

(Correction)Re-lined. Various spattering of inpainting, some major-U.S.Flag and area just above. Also repair in area over U.S. Flag, wagon wheel.

EXTRAORDINARY MAMMOTH PANORAMIC OIL ON CANVAS CIVIL WAR BATTLE SCENE . This large painting was executed by Isaac F. Eaton and depicts the first main cavalry at Brandy station June 9, 1863. Eaton exhibited works in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1879. The painting was given to the American Legion in Portland, ME where it remained until late in the 20th Century. The Battle at Brandy Station was the largest battle of the Civil War with 18,000 horseman and 40,000 ground troops. The painting depicts an extraordinary battle scene with rearing horses, charging cavalrymen supported by ground troops, flags, cannon and falling soldiers abound. Painting is signed and titled on reverse in bold black script “THE FIRST MAIN CAV’Y AT BRANDY STATION VA JUNE 9,’63, ISAAC F. EATON ARTIST BOWDINHAM, ME”. Framed in a large gesso gold frame. SIZE: Approx. 105″ wide x 62″ high. CONDITION: Frame generally good. Painting was cleaned and wax-backed at one time. 4-32769 JJ110 (35,000-45,000)

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1446B
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Flag was not decommissioned from Harrisburg State Museum, but rather from the Pennsylvania Capital Preservation Committee.

35 STAR CIVIL WAR MILITARY ISSUE BATTLE FLAG IN THE PHILADELPHIA DEPOT PATTERN (DOUBLE OVAL MEDALLION), DECOMMISSIONED FROM THE HARRISBURG STATE MUSEUM, DESCENDED FROM LT. COLONEL JOSEPH HILL SINEX, COMMANDER OF THE 91ST PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS. 35 star Civil War, Union Army Battle flag, found among the possessions of Lt. Col. Joseph Hill Sinex of the 91st PA. Inf.y, handed down through his family, then lent to the Harrisburg State Museum with two other flags that belonged to Sinex (including a 34 star, NY Depot pattern battle flag and a small federal standard – not included in this lot). The three flags were decommissioned in 2006 at the bequest of the owner, who required nursing care and wished to sell them. This is the most graphic of the two Sinex battle flags, with its dynamic, Philadelphia Depot star pattern that consists of a dbl oval, standing on end, with a center star and a flanking star in each corner of the vertically-oriented canton of fine blue silk. It also survives in far better condition than the 34 star example, which was shredded to a fragmental state, missing most of the content of its stripes. The stars are gilt-painted, like those of most Union Inf. battle flags, and there is a silk fringe on three sides. Such flags almost never come available for public sale, as most are in museum collections, so the opportunity to add one to a private collection is very rare. The 91st PA Vols was recruited by Edgar M. Gregory and Edward E. Wallace during the fall of 1861, and mustered into service at Camp Chase, at Gray’s Ferry, on the Schuylkill River near Philadelphia. The first act of the 91st was the protection of Washington, DC and guard duty at the old capital prison. It then moved around VA and MD on various patrols until McClellan was replaced by Burnside and the Union Army was reorganized. Joining Hooker’s division, the 91st soon after engaged the enemy at the Battle of Fredericksburg, where it lost two officers and eighty-seven men. Capt. Sinex took command of the 91st in Jan. of 1863, following the resignation of Lt. Col. Wallace. In May the 91st took part in the Battle of Chancellorsville, where Sinex was dismounted and significant losses occurred again among Union forces. All but two of the regiments involved were mustered out afterward. One of the two that remained was the 91st PA, which transferred to the Third Brigade (Sykes still commanding). Then, in June, Gen. Meade took command of the Army and Sykes replaced him as Corps Commander. Soon after the 91st found itself at Gettysburg in the Battle of Little Round Top. This flag was probably made after Gettysburg, because it has 35 stars instead of 34. But the fact that it belonged to Sinex, in command of the 91st at Gettysburg, the most important battle to most collectors of Union Civil War artifacts, the connection is of great significance. Before the war ended, the 91st participated in many other battles where it was heavily engaged, including Richmond, Cold Harbor, and Hatcher’s Run. Accompanying the flag is a picture taken by the famous photographer Mumpher, apparently before Joseph Sinex died on 6 October 1892. SIZE: Approx 6’ x 6.5’, which is the most common size for almost all Union inf. national colors. CONDITION: Flag is framed in pressure mounted Plexiglas, largely intact, with some losses and splits, particularly at the fly end. As can be seen in the illus there are various separations and some losses. In the period between 1820 and 1850, silk merchants began to sell silk by weight instead of length. To make it heavier, weighting agents were added to the fabric. These increased the price of silk but were harmful to the fabric over time. This is why most all silk flags made between 1820 and the 1st quarter of the 20th C. (which encompasses most flags carried by ground forces) often exhibit a significant degree of breakdown. The state of this particular flag is far better than most surviving examples. 4-32854 JB1 (15,000-35,000)

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1450
Revised: 10/19/2007

DESCRIPTION SHOULD READ:

EXTREMELY RARE OFFICIAL PRESIDENTIAL FLAG OF 1902. In 1901 it came to the attention of President of Theodore Roosevelt that there were two official versions of the presidential flag; one with a red background used by the Army (of more recent design) and one with a dark blue background used by the Navy (an older design). As there were two totally different presidential flags, it created obvious confusion and a decision was made to utilize only one design for the President and since the Navy was the older of the two, Roosevelt opted to use their design. It was decided, at this time, that the field would be blue rather than red, that an additional change involved the color of the eagle. The normal natural colors (i.e. brown, etc.) for the eagle’s body, made the design far more difficult to distinguish at a distance. Therefore, it was elected that the body of the eagle be white so that it stood out more dramatically against the blue background and was easier to distinguish at a distance. This rare example, consigned by the grandson of the original owner Michel D. Schaefer, was given to Schaefer at his retirement sometime during WWII, during which time Schaefer provided extremely valuable Naval architect and design services for the development of aircraft carriers. Schaefer also participated in the design of this very flag during Teddy Roosevelt’s administration. According to the grandson, his grandmother told him on various occasions (the consignor’s grandfather died when he was a young boy), that F.D.R. himself presented the flag to Schaefer and indicated that this exact flag had been used by his cousin Theodore Roosevelt when he was president. This flag is beautifully silk embroidered, is 43-1/2” on hoist and 61-1/2” on fly. The hoist is embroidered “President’s Standard No. 6 / NY, NY, Sept 1902”. The device on this flag of eagle with constellation of stars was adopted on November 12, 1901, according to accompanying period copies of original correspondence. President McKinley had just been assassinated two months earlier, and Theodore Roosevelt, our new President, enacted this new Presidential flag. The flag is a Navy flag. The number “6” refers to the size of the flag and “NY, NY” refers to Navy Yard, New York not New York, New York. As a result of research and various conversations with some of the nation’s leading vexiollogists, the consignor states that because of its silk construction and the grommet placement that this was a flag used inside a building rather than the outside. He further states that there were actually three of this size and design used in Teddy Roosevelt’s administration; one in the office of the President, one at the entrance of the White House and one at the War Department. Our consignor further states that this exact flag is believed one of those three and the only one currently known to him in existence. This design remained in use until Woodrow Wilson’s administration when it was again changed and thus this design was used for a relatively short period of time. Accompanying this lot is an affidavit from the grandson of Michel Schaefer, reaffirming much of the information listed above. Also accompanying this lot are numerous copies of period government documents relating to the need of a single presidential standard and the enactment and details relating to that. Also included is a copy of the obituary for chief clerk, Michel D. Schaefer and a copy of his certificate of death. This was a governmental flag and as such, would under normal circumstances never appear for public sale and the fact that this President’s official Presidential flag is of a rare design that existed for only a short period of time makes this an even more rare opportunity to own an official, genuine “Great Seal” American Presidential standard. CONDITION: Silk embroidery is very good. Period colors are strong. Silk has numerous cracks and separations at folds, but could be conserved. For display and safety purposes the flag is currently framed under Plexiglas. 4-31117 (10,000-20,000)

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1455
Revised: 10/19/2007

CORRECT DESCRIPTION SHOULD READ:

RARE CIVIL WAR ERA US MODEL 24 POUNDER 1844 FLANK HOWITZER. This cannon made by Cyrus Alger & Company of Boston, Mass. in 1847 could have seen use in both the Mexican and Civil Wars. This particular cannon was recently discovered near New Orleans and is in beautiful condition. These cannons were generally used at Forts where land attack was possible. These cannon manned many American and Confederate forts prior to and during the Civil War. Forts where these cannon were used (and some still survive at these forts) include Ft. Morgan, Mobile; Ft. Pulaski, Savannah; Ft. Hamilton, New York; Ft. Washington, Maryland; Ft. Sill, OK; Ft. Montgomery, New York; Ft. Jefferson, Florida; and many others. These cannon were effective for over 20 years and were manufactured into the Civil War by both Union And Confederate foundries. Cyrus Alger made 300 such cannon between 1846 and 1849, this is sr. # 141, one of the few surviving in private hands. This is only the 2nd Model 1844 Flank Howitzer we know of sold at public auction. Accompanying this cannon is a fine condition 24 pound projectile that was excavated on the Port Hundson, Louisiana battlefield where many such cannon balls are found. This cannon would mount beautifully on a carriage and would be the focal point of any collection. Cannon is marked on right trunion “C.A. & CO.” It is 69” long x 11-3/4” across muzzle which is marked “141” and “JWR” for James Wolfe Ripl;ey, Chief of American Ordinance. It has a 5-3/4” bore and is about 14” diameter at back end. The trunions & cascable are 4-5/8” diameter. About 4-1/2” from rear edge is a shallow depression with a flash hole. On front edge of step, just forward of trunions, on the top of bbl, is stamped “US”. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Currently in black paint with lightly worn & chipped edges. A rare & desirable Civil War era cannon. 8-76225 JR609 (30,000-40,000)

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1455A
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please note the inscription referred to on the top of the cannon barrel is an Ottoman Turkish inscription.

FANTASTIC CARVED, GOLD INLAID ISLAMIC CANNON. This 37” bbl. has a bore of 1-1/4”. It is overlaid with gold at the breech & muzzle with Moorish or Islamic designs followed by a long inscription. It is mounted on a 88” wooden carriage with camel legs as the front tripod & a fancifully carved dolphin as the tailstock. The carriage around the barrel is carved with vine & leaf engraving with shell carving at the pivot point. It has a paper museum tag on the left side along with an engraved metal museum tag engraved “taken at the storming of St. Jean De Acre / November 5th 1840. Accompanying papers detail the battle of St. Jean De Acre during the campaign, including maps & a history of the entire war. After its capture it was taken to London where it was displayed at the United Service Museum in Whitehall until 1894 when it was moved to their banqueting hall. In 1962 the collection was dispersed & the cannon was moved to a museum in Pennsylvania. The cannon actually dates to around 1700, it has a Damascus barrel, & the literal translation of the inscription on top reads “Outpourings of my groans roar in the bosom of the heavens like rumblings of thunder. The fire of your love makes towers of the enemy moan.” Twenty two ships, 17 of them British attacked the fort & capture it in a short time, the city of Acre was captured by the Israelie Army in 1948 & has been ruled by them since. CONDITION: Even brown patina on the barrel, the stock/carriage shows minor wear on the legs but little ware elsewhere. This makes a great display piece & would be unique in any Islamic, Cannon or Military collection. 4-31089 FS266 (25,000-35,000)

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1481B
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Please see the attached photograph, which is an appropriate representation of this rare and outstanding Civil War hat. The current image in the printed catalog is not appropriate.

SUPERB CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SLOUCH HAT. This wonderful slouch hat is complete with Officer’s hat cord, cockade, and feather, and an added false-embroidered horn insignia with false-embroidered “16” inside loop. Silk lining inside hat has a fine maker’s label “J. C. Jones / Dealer in military equipments / Fortress Monroe”. This hat was part of a large group of identified Mass. Civil War coats and equipage found last year at a Boston, Mass. Estate. Sweatband in hat is tarred linen and is 3” tall. This is as fine a Union slouch hat as you will find. These hats are so rare and so seldom are offered, especially in this condition, with such a great maker’s label. CONDITION: Hat is very good overall with ½” sewn border in very good condition. Silk liner is intact but loose. Tarred linen sweatband is about 1/3 missing. 4-31581 JS274 (17,500-27,500)

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1486
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Man’s name should read James C. Lane.

IDENTIFIED SWORD, CORPS BADGE, PHOTOGRAPH, AND OTHER EFFECTS OF BVT. MAJ. GENERAL JAMES E. LANE, 102ND NEW YORK REGIMENT. You are bidding here on a group of artifacts directly descended in the Lane family. These items consist of 1) Ames 1850 Staff & Field Officers sword, which is uninscribed; 2) a marvelous, inscribed, gold Corps badge, in which the 12th/20th A.C. star is 2-5/8″ across; 3) quarter plate image of Col. Lane on milk glass; 4) post-war business card; 5) wartime note to his wife; 6) contemporary newspaper clipping, dated November 16, 1862; 7) two gold wedding bands (his and his wife’s); 8) gold ring with a cat’s eye; 9) additional watch chain with compass as its fob; 10) a gold owl stick pin; 11) small, enameled GAR medal; and finally, 12) brass compass made in Paris that Gen. Lane used as an engineer after the war. This is a very nice grouping with letter of provenance from family member. The 1850 Staff & Field Officer Sword exhibits a 32″ gray blade etched with various military and floral panels approx. 15″ each. Blade is gray, and etching is mostly discernible and maker marked Amer. Mfg. Co. Chicopee, MA, though gray with black staining and pitting, especially at tip. Hilt is standard 1850 form with “US” surrounded by foliate decoration. Grip is shagreen, covered in twisted wire. Grip has 4″ crack longitudinally running length of grip on reverse. Brass pommel and hilt exhibit traces of orig gilt. Iron scabbard body has 3 brass mounts. Top mount is marked “Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee Mass.” Mounts are held by screws. Screw to drag is missing. Drag is scuffed and scratched and worn on bottom where it was “dragged”. Decorated mounts exhibit traces of orig gilt. Body of scabbard exhibits several dents and is gray with scattered rust and pitting. Scabbard is missing throat, and sword is missing its protective washer. Images on milk glass are typically painted post-war and were expensive in their day. Coloring on this image, though still vivid, exhibits some paint reductions, especially in the hair. Image shows Lane in his Col. uniform circa 1864. Accompanying corps badge is exquisite. It may, in fact, be the most elaborate and most expensive corps badge ever made. We have never seen anything else like it. It is massive, gold, and jewel-studded, built over a black enameled, beveled star. Star represents the 12th and 20th Army Corps. Jewels are ruby, sapphire, opal, and 5 mine-cut diamonds. There is a small tintype, approx. 1/2″ in diameter, of Gen. Lane wearing his Maj. General’s uniform. 20th A.C. star corps badge is suspended by 4 gold chains by an initialed oval pin with the numbers “102” cut into some hard, white stone. Faces of the star include numerous battles, including Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam, 2nd Bull Run, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Harpers Ferry, Cedar Mountain, Snake Creek Gap, Rocky Face, and the last, chronologically, being Dallas, GA, June 1, 1864. Presentation, finely inscribed on back of badge reads “Presented to / Col. James E. Lane / by the Officers of the 102nd Reg NYV / HE WAS OUR LEADER / in the Battles / inscribed in this Medal / GOD BLESS HIM”. Gen. Lane, after the War, worked as a civil engineer, as his business card states, and must have used the two accompanying compasses in his work. One compass is brass-cased, made by Cruchon & Emons, Paris, SN 1954. The front cover of compass says “US Engineer Corps”. Another small, well-made compass in gold bezel is attached to a gold-filled watch chain. CONDITION: As described above. 4-31530 JS0 (5,000-8,000)

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1487
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Man’s name should read James C. Lane.

VERY IMPORTANT, LARGE, 18-KARAT JOSEPH JOHNSON LIVERPOOL POCKET CHRONOMETER OWNED BY BVT. MAJ. GENERAL JAMES E. LANE. Watch has helical hairspring. SN 43 / 2974. Dial is also marked same. Case is London-made and marked “The Golden Rule” with initials “JEL”. Case letter, old German “L”, dates this watch to 1846. Porcelain dial. Very large and very heavy. Also includes 14-karat chain, and orig rosewood, brass bound box. Movement “fusee”. CONDITION: Very good, running at time of cataloging. 4-31530-1 JS213 (4,000-6,000)

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1495
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)The person depicted on the case is not Zachary Taylor but is Winfield Scott.

RARE MEXICAN WAR VETERAN MEDAL WITH RARE ZACHARY TAYLOR PORTRAIT DAGUERREOTYPE CASE. Papier mache case with front cover featuring bust portrait of Zachary Taylor in full military regalia. Stored within the case is a period & orig, brass, high relief, shield shaped medal depicting eagle, cannons, banners & soldiers in relief above and below “N.Y. Veterans of the Mexican War”. Retains its orig pin on reverse but missing its hasp. SIZE: Dag case: 3-1/2″wide x 4″ high. Medal: approx 2″x2″. CONDITION: Case is good, missing clasp. Medal very good with wear on high points. 8-87553 JJ51 (2,500-3,500)

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1504
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) In a recent phone call from a prospective client it was asked if this was the exact same lot offered in our October 2005 Firearms Auction as Lot # 3485. Indeed this is the exact same lot in the same condition. The inquirer went on to ask if there was anything wrong with this lot? There is nothing wrong with this lot, it is exactly as we had offered it and sold it in 2005. At that time the lot realized far more than the current estimate. The winning bidder was Gary Zimet, whose address at the time was 5 Cardinal Dr., Washingtonville, NY 10992. Despite various attempts Mr. Zimet never settled his account (we have since been told that this was not the first occasion Mr. Zimet has done this). This is an outstanding historical lot, having come down directly from Commander Worden to his present day descendants.

MAGNIFICENT MILITARY PORTRAIT AND ORIG LINCOLN SIGNED CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION TO COMMANDER JOHN L. WORDEN OF THE USS MONITOR. Portrait is oil on board and is a copy of an identical portrait hanging in the US Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland by Philipp Albert Gliemann (1822-1871). This portrait and genre painter was born in Germany in 1822-died in 1871. Gliemann was a student of the Academy of Art in Dresden and of the historical painter Julius Hubner. This portrait measures 19-3/4” x 24” (slightly smaller than the signed portrait in the Naval Academy Museum), and is unsigned but obviously from the hand of the same artist. Portrait of Worden is a half-length portrait in uniform with his head and eyes looking slightly up and left of the viewer. His dark hair is swept to the right and his sideburns run into a neatly combed full beard and mustache. He is depicted in US Navy, regulation uniform of dark blue with brightly highlighted, gold, full dress epaulets on each shoulder, bearing a sgl star. On his right sleeve is the regulation braid for a Rear Admiral, being two slightly raised bands on a broad band of gold embroidered lace with a five-pointed gold star above. Cuff of his white shirt is showing. Both of his hands hold the grip and knuckle bow of his elaborate, gold-plated, eagle pommel sword. Worden’s left pinky finger displays an oval garnet ring. Background is shades of gray, green, and black. Frame is of fancy gilded gesso and wood measuring 28” x 32”. Portrait is accompanied by Worden’s Congressional Resolution, which is a framed, partially printed document on vellum, measuring 15” x 18” and reads as follows: “Thirty-Seventh-Congress of the United States of America; At the-Third-Session, begun and held at the City of Washington, on Monday, the-First-day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two-A RESOLUTION Tendering the thanks of Congress to Commander John L. Worden of the United States Navy.-Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in pursuance of the recommendation of the President of the United States, and to enable him to advance Commander John L. Worden one grade, in pursuance of the ninth section of the act of Congress of sixteenth July, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, that the thanks of Congress be, and they are hereby, tendered to the Commander John L. Worden, for highly distinguished conduct in conflict with the enemy, in the remarkable battle betwee(sic) the United States iron-clad steamer ‘Monitor,’ under his command, and the rebel iron-clad frigate ‘Merrimack,’ in March, eigh-ten (sic) hundred and sixty-two”. The document is signed by Schuyler Colfax, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dan Clark, President Pro Tem of the Senate. At the bottom is signed in Abraham Lincoln’s own hand “Approved, February 3, 1863. Abraham Lincoln.” This portrait and this magnificent Presidential signed Congressional Resolution are related to the sgl most famous naval engagement of the American Civil War period. It began at dawn on March 1862, as CSS Virginia prepared for a renewed combat. Previous day, she had utterly defeated two big Federal warships, Congress and Cumberland, destroying both and killing moiré than 240 of their crewmen. This day, she expected to inflict a similar fate on the grounded steam frigate Minnesota and other enemy ships, probably freeing the lower Chesapeake Bay region of Union sea power and the land forces it supported. Innovative C.S.S. Virginia would thus contribute importantly to the Confederacy’s military, and perhaps diplomatic, fortunes. However, as they surveyed the opposite side of Hampton Roads, where the Minnesota and other potential victims awaited their fate, the Confederates realized that things were not going to be so simple. There, looking small and low near the lofty frigate, was a vessel- the USS Monitor, the U.S. Navy’s own ironclad, which had arrived the previous evening after a perilous voyage from New York. Though her crew was exhausted and their ship untested, the Monitor was also preparing for action. Undeterred, Virginia steamed out into Hampton Roads. Monitor positioned herself to protect the immobile Minnesota, and a general battle began. Both ships hammered away at each other with heavy cannon, and tried to run down and disable the other, but their iron-armored side prevented vital damage. Virginia’s smokestack was shot away, further reducing her already modest mobility, and Monitor’s technological troubles hindered the effectiveness of her two eleven-inch guns, the Navy’s most powerful weapons. Ammunition supply problems required her to temporarily pull away into shallower water, where the deep-drafted Virginia could not follow, but she always covered the Minnesota. Soon after noon, Virginia gunners concentrated their fire on Monitor’s pilothouse, a small iron blockhouse between bow and stern. A shell hit blinding Lieutenant John L. Worden, the Union ship’s Commanding Officer, forcing another withdrawal until he could be relieved. By the time she was ready to return to the fight, Virginia had turned away toward Norfolk. John Lorimer Worden was born on March 12, 1818 in the town of Mt. Pleasant, in Westchester County, NY. After his initial schooling, he became a U.S. Navy Midshipman in 1834 at the age of 16. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1846 and he served in the store ship Southampton off California during the war with Mexico. As the secession crisis moved toward Civil War in early 1861, Lieutenant Worden was sent to Pensacola with secret instructions for the local naval Commander. While returning to Washington, D.C. by rail, he was arrested by Southern authorities and held as a prisoner of war for several months, an experience that badly damaged his health. He was eventually exchanged for a Lt. Sharpe of the Confederate Navy and returned to New York to recover his health in the care of his wife Olivia Toffey and her family for about seven months in the Quaker Hill area of Dutchess County. In February 1862, upon resuming active duty, he was given command of the revolutionary ironclad USS Monitor and took her into the historic battle with the CSS Virginia on March 9, 1862. Receiving serious eye injuries in the action, he had to relinquish command. Reportedly, Worden bore the powder marks from his facial wound for the rest of his life, as well as some loss of sight. However, this battle made him a major war hero in the North. While recovering, Worden was promoted to Commander in July of 1862. Further promoted to Captain, he commanded the Monitor-class Montauk during the first months of 1863, bombarding Fort McAllister, Georgia in January, destroying the Privateer Rattlesnake in February, and participating in the April 7, 1863 attack to recapture Fort Sumter. Captain Worden spent the remainder of the Civil War on the important duty of supervising the construction of new ironclads. He received the rank of Commodore in 1868 and the next year began five years as Superintendent of the U.S. naval Academy, during which time he was promoted to Rear Admiral. Rear Admiral John L. Worden died in Washington, D.C., on October 18, 1897. CONDITION: Framed oil painting is in very good condition, but unrestored. Scratches on Worden’s forehead and chipped paint loss on canvas near corners. Light paint flaking at the upper left hand corner and in the lower right hand corner. Painting has darkened with the age of its varnish. No defects affect the subject. Frame is in excellent condition with one broken scroll at the bottom. Partially printed Congressional Resolution is framed and in very good condition with some fading to the ink and signatures. 4-54211 JL20 (20,000-30,000)

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1535
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Not certain, but may be expert reconversion. One pistol has internal stock repair.

SCARCE PAIR OF STERLING SILVER MOUNTED GRIFFIN FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOLS SN NSN. Cal. 65. Beautiful pair of Georgian period pistols with 10” rnd iron bbls with three British proofs at breech ends and marked on top “GRIFFIN-LONDON”. They are lightly engraved with decorative turnings and have an engraved top tang with engraved rnd tail. Lockplates are about 5” x 7/8”, slightly curved with a short teat and have fine border patterns with “GRIFFIN” engraved in front of hammers. They have bridled frizzens with delicate rounded gooseneck hammers. They are mounted with very fine grain English walnut 1-pc stocks with raised teardrop side panels and flared butts. They have fine sterling silver mounts with full hallmarks on toe of bottom tangs. Date stamped indicates silver work was done in 1759 and maker’s mark is believed to be that of John King. They have filigree silver sideplates with delicate foliate patterns and a demon dog head about the middle with a blank panel toward front. Stocks have raised carved, delicate patterns around top tangs and have blank repoussed thumb plates in identical patterns to side plate. Each one has two ramrod guides containing ebony tipped ramrods. Trigger guards have fancy finials with flared trigger bows engraved with leaves & rose blossoms. Buttcaps are heavy oval silver with long decorated langets and a grotesque mask on bottom. Triggers are gracefully curved iron with a small curl at tip. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain a mottled brown patina, thin in breech area on one pistol. Stocks have repairs on each forestock that are very professionally and tastefully done, barely noticeable, with other repairs further down and overall retain a wonderful professionally restored finish. Locks & hammers retain traces of orig case hardening being mostly a smooth gray patina. Silver furniture is partially oxidized with tail of both sideplates slightly lifted and there is a dent in each buttcap. Mechanics are fine. A truly beautiful pair of 18th century pistols that could have seen service with an officer in the Revolutionary War. 4-32835 JR570 (5,000-8,000)

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1562
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Not model 1763 but 1766 or 1768. Has spring band keepers, which are the later type. 1763s have friction bands.

FINE U.S. SURCHARGED MODEL 1763 CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET SN NSN. Cal. 75. Revolutionary War Charleville, triple surcharged with 44-3/4” rnd bbl, bayonet lug top of muzzle, iron mounted with three bands, split front band with integral sight. It has a large “US” at breech end of bbl, on tail of lockplate and had “U STATES” branded in bottom of stock which has been purposely defaced. It has normal “CHARLEVILLE” marked lockplate with reinforced hammer. Butt has scooped comb with deep fluted gullets and is crudely carved with initials “PH” and “HB” on right side and two “M”’s or “W”’s on left side. These muskets were obtained in large quantities from our ally, France, during the revolution. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with metal being a medium to very dark brown patina with light fine surface pitting, heavier around pan. Sling wires are missing & stud is broken from trigger guard. Forestock is missing long slivers from bbl channel and has a crack on both sides with other small cracks, nicks, dings & scratches, showing heavy wear with a dark, hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. 4-32709 JR544 (7,000-10,000)

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1564
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Tang screw stripped, but present.

U.S. SURCHARGED FIRST MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 73. NSN. 46-1/8” rnd. bbl. orig flint with very faint “TOWER” marking on lockplate. Surcharge “US” on top of breech is very light. Right side of stock is heavily branded, ”U.STATES”. Ramrod and front sling swivel are replacements. 14” triangular bayonet is stamped, “EN” on top flat and “WD” on socket. Bayonet slot is larger than stud on bbl. This very gun is depicted in a booklet which depicts it while on display at the Princeton Battlefield State Park. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with normal handling marks. Internal mechanics were repaired to make it again functional. Much of the forestock has been professionally replaced and nicely aged. 4-30812 JJ22 (3,500-6,500)

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1565
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Not model 1763 but 1766 or 1768. Has spring band keepers, which are the later type. 1763s have friction bands.

1763 PATTERN CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET SN NSN. Cal. 69. Usual configuration with 44-3/4” rnd bbl, bayonet lug on top of muzzle, iron mounted with three bands with split front band with integral sight. It has button head ramrod. Lockplate has the “CHARLEVILLE” marking with a large “B” that has a star in the top loop. Mounted in 1-pc walnut full stock with an indecipherable name carved on right side of comb and stamped name “A. LOW” on bottom. The U.S. bought large numbers of these from our allies, the French, during the revolution. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with metal being a medium to dark patina with scattered fine pitting, heavier around pan. Stock has a crack on left side and is missing a sliver with another crack in front of lockplate and is missing a chip back of lockplate and shows heavy wear with a fine, hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. 4-32618 JR546 (2,500-3,500)

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1566
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Not model 1763 but 1766 or 1768. Has spring band keepers, which are the later type. 1763s have friction bands.

CHARLEVILLE MODEL 1763 FLINTLOCK MUSKET SN NSN. Cal. 75. Usual configuration with 44-3/4” rnd bbl, bayonet lug top of muzzle, iron furniture with three bands with front split and an integral brass sight. It has its orig buttonhead ramrod. Lockplate has usual markings with “J” shaped sideplate stamped with “70”. It has usual trigger guard. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with fluted comb & slightly altered cheek area. It has a smooth musket buttplate. The fledgling United States purchased a large number of these from our French allies during the Revolution. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal retains a very dark chocolate brown patina with fine pitting, heavier around pan. Butt has been thinned on both sides of comb with heavy burnout behind the pan, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks & dings and retains a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. 4-32600 JR557 (3,000-5,000)

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1567
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Not model 1763 but 1766 or 1768. Has spring band keepers, which are the later type. 1763s have friction bands.

CHARLEVILLE MODEL 1863 FLINTLOCK MUSKET SN NSN. Cal. 75. Usual configuration with 44-5/8” rnd bbl, bayonet lug top of muzzle, iron furniture with three bands with front split and an integral brass sight. It has its orig buttonhead ramrod. Lockplate has usual markings with “J” shaped sideplate. It has usual trigger guard with small inspector initials “IT” in wood below trigger guard. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with fluted comb & slightly altered cheek area with a small “D” stamped into left side. It has a smooth musket buttplate. The fledgling United States purchased a large number of these from our French allies during the Revolution. CONDITION: Good. Metal retains a very dark heavy brown patina with traces of old paint. Breech end of bbl has wrench marks & sling wires are missing. Stock has a few chips in raised areas with normal nicks & dings. Shows moderate to heavy wear with forestock having been cleaned & sanded with a splice under middle band replacing about 14” of wood. Hammer will not hold at full cock and half cock is not very firm, otherwise mechanics are fine. 4-59749 JR556 (1,500-2,500)

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1569
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)In reality this should be considered a “transition model” rather than a pure 2nd Model.

RARE DIGBY BRANDED 2ND MODEL BROWN BESS FLINTLOCK MUSKET SN NSN. Cal. About 80. Fine 2nd Model Brown Bess, known as the militia & marine pattern with 42” rnd bbl, square bayonet lug at top of muzzle with three British proofs at breech end. It has the “TOWER” lockplate with crown over “GR”, the cipher of King George III and a small arrow & crown toward front and has two screws behind hammer. It has all brass furniture with a rounded serpentine sideplate and four ramrod guides with the second one tapered similar to top one. It has its orig buttonhead iron ramrod. Mounted in nicely figured straight grain walnut with a prominent swell at nosepipe with raised side panels and a raised area around top tang with a blank acorn shaped thumbplate and a smooth brass buttplate. Left side of comb is branded “14: B / DIGBY: M”. It also has the broad arrow in a circle. Markings are for the 14th Battalion Digby Militia which was formed from citizens of Nova Scotia and Loyalists that had fled from the American Revolution. The Digby Militia was the first militia formed in Nova Scotia in 1795 and existed until 1844. The broad arrow in the circle on the stock is the military surplus mark. These muskets were sold as surplus in 1855 and replaced with the percussion Enfield rifled musket. These muskets were among the very first that England ever allowed to be branded and the only reason they did was to distinguish between the arms of the regular troops and the militia stationed in Nova Scotia. Right side of buttstock has crudely carved initials “WD”. Review of the Digby Muster Roll of Discharged Officers & Disbanded Soldiers & Loyalists, Town of Digby, May 1784, there are two possibilities for these initials. One, was William Davenport, a Loyalist who was single and the other was William Degan, also a Loyalist and single. Accompanied by a 1976 Stoeger Shooter’s Bible. This rifle is pictured on cover of that catalog with credits inside back cover. CONDITION: Fine and in orig flintlock. Metal all retains a dark chocolate brown patina with some moderate to heavy rust on bbl with moderate to heavy pitting around pan and on top tang. Stock has a crack back of lockplate and another by rear lock screw, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of a very old restored finish. Stock ahead of lockplate is deeply charred. The second ramrod guide is slightly damaged. Mechanics are fine. Catalog is fine. 4-32598(8,500-12,500)

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1578
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Probably not Committee of Safety musket. But made in the period of various 18th century parts.

AMERICAN COMMITTEE OF SAFETY FLINTLOCK MUSKET SN NSN. Cal. 75. American assembled flintlock musket with 43-1/8” British style rnd bbl with bayonet lug top of muzzle. It has a flat, beveled-edge lockplate 6-7/8” long x 1-3/8” wide with flat side, beveled-edge gooseneck hammer with bridled frizzen. It has American sopy of 2nd Model Brown Bess brass furniture with three ramrod guides, missing ramrod. It has a plain, straight trigger guard with nails securing it at each end and a hole for a sling wire. It has a flat smooth buttplate with stepped tang. The sideplate 6-3/8” long, flat and slightly curved with a small decoration at rear tip. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with long straight fluted comb. CONDITION: Poor to fair. Iron retains a crusty heavy brown patina with moderate pitting, very heavy around pan. Stock has numerous grain checks & cracks with heavy losses around lockplate & forestock with heavy burnout around pan. Brass has a very dark patina. Mechanics need attention. 4-32713 JR561 (2,250-3,250)

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1584
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Please note that there is a crack or repair, starting at the left side of the breech area and running through the screw and into the trigger guard and reappearing to the right of the trigger guard, under the lockplate. Also, please note that the frisson screw head is missing.


OUTSTANDING HIGH GRADE NEW ENGLAND HALF STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 45. Half stock New England Kentucky style rifle with 40″ full rifled oct bbl with clean bore & good rifling, 4-pc highly engraved patchbox with horse’s head finial and button release on top of buttplate, triggerguard finial is typical of New England style triggerguards, 6-1/4″ long nicely engraved toeplate. One lock bolt screw. Profusely inlet with silver wire inlay behind the tang, top of comb, cheek piece, and side panel with 8 silver inlays, 4 of which surround each of two bbl wedges. The cheekpiece inlay work is particularly ornate with a large silver engraved inlay surrounded by profuse wire inlay work. The entire design is of extremely high quality. The striking curly maple stock is solid throughout with only minor blemishes. CONDITION: Excellent throughout. Stock has good color throughout. Silver wire inlay appears to be present and undisturbed. Some dings from normal wear on the patchbox. 4-31113 RG1 (7,500-12,500)

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2015
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Please Note: We stated that this appeared to be a Tommy Haas reconstruction having started with an exceptionally fine barrel and rammer numbered “65567.” We stand corrected. The gun is in fact refinished, but finish was apparently done by the Colt Factory at some time in the early part of the 20th Century when they were still working with the niter blue finish. The gun is a beautiful display piece.

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.CSN 65567. Cal. 44. Early Army with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight & New York address. It has usual rebated cylinder with dbl serial numbers with orig number having been “7454” and serial number matching frame stamped adjacent in rebated area. It 3-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. It has silver plated trigger guard with blued iron backstrap and 1-pc Army sized walnut grip. There are small inspector initials on some of parts. The “COLT’S PATENT” on left side of frame is lightly & double struck. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered “664”. This appears to be a Tommy Haas reconstruction, having started with an exceptionally fine bbl & rammer numbered “65567”. Bbl retains 88-90% glossy bright orig factory blue and brilliant case colors on rammer. Crown has been slightly rounded. Cylinder, with its matching numbers stamped in rebated area, retains most of a restored finish with about 50% thin Ormsby Naval battle scene. Frame, hammer, trigger guard & backstrap all appear to have an exceptionally fine, professionally restored finish. Frame & hammer retain about all of their bright Colt-type case colors and trigger guard about 95% strong silver plating and backstrap strong Colt-type blue, thinned on backstrap, strong on top & buttstrap. Grip appears new on inside with matching number in ink in backstrap channel. Shows light wear on edges with nicks & scratches in varnish and retains 96-98% strong orig varnish. Last three numbers on trigger guard are misaligned and appear to be restamped. Serial numbers on frame & backstrap are thin. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32323 JR377 (5,000-10,000)

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2017
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please Note: We have noted “Tommy Haas quality”. Obviously there is no way that we can positively state that the work is by Haas, however it is refinished and the workmanship is excellent.

FINE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1860 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.(End additional information) SN 125157. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ bbl, German silver front sight & New York address. It has usual 6-shot rebated cylinder and 3-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat headed hammer screw. It has brass trigger guard & iron backstrap with Army sized 1-pc walnut grip that has a legible cartouche on each side. It also has small inspector initials on some of parts. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains most of an extremely fine, Tommy Haas quality, restored blue finish with good feathers around front sight and rammer latch stud. Cylinder retains restored finish on rebated area with larger diameter having a touched up finish and retains about 70% Ormsby Naval battle scene with scattered fine pitting. It has all six safety pins that are probably replacements. Frame & hammer have been cleaned but retain about 75% strong but moderately faded orig case colors, bright on sides of hammer. Trigger guard is a light brass patina and backstrap has most of a fine restored finish. Grip has slightly chipped toes and retains a hand worn patina with its legible cartouches. Trigger & hammer screws appear to be replacements. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-32324 JR376 (4,000-7,000)

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2021
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Please note that the consignor corrects us and states that this gun has been re-done by Tommy Haas.

FABULOUS COPY OF COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 99749. Cal. 44. With standard 8″ bbl, standard front sight, usual markings and cylinder of Naval scene. Gun has full nickel finish except for brass trigger guard. There is an “H” inspector mark at wedge screw, an “E” inspector mark on opposite side of bbl as well as on the cylinder, an “S” on bottom of bbl under rammer lever and “T” on top of backstrap. We can find no foreign proof marks, so we really can not determine the origin of this fine copy of a Colt 1860 Army. Mounted with fine 1-pc wooden grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Gun appears to be unfired with most all of its finish. There are a couple small pits on rammer handle that may be casting flaws. Cylinder has all of its safety pins and all the SN match. Bow of brass trigger guard has a few minor storage dings. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright with left hand twist rifling. 4-32332 BT132 (1,500-3,000)

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2024
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please Note: On the frame just forward of the serial number is the letter “S” in a circle. The letter “S” stands for Sedgeley. Mr. Sedgeley , in the early part of the 20th Century, was one of the foremost gun restorers in North America and frequently marked items he worked on. This piece is therefore something that Mr. Sedgeley worked on or produced.

EXTREMELY RARE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY CUTAWAY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 11474. Cal. 44. Probably altered at Springfield Arsenal as this Colt is a full martially marked specimen. It has a partially legible cartouche on left side of grip and small inspector initials on various parts. Cut away consists of a 1-1/8″ section from left side of bbl exposing the bore, a 7/8″ x 1/8″ slot on bbl lug exposing rack & pinion rammer workings, one complete chamber exposed, entire left recoil shield milled flush with side of frame with eight 1/8″ cuts to expose entire internal workings. It has a milled recess on frame below cylinder to expose cylinder stop (lock bolt) from both sides. It has a 1″ slot on each side of frame above trigger guard exposing lock bolt & spring working arrangement. Top of left side of grip at juncture of frame & backstrap is cut away to expose roller action of hammer on spring making it a very complete cutaway. This is a standard 60 Army with 7-7/8″ bbl, apparently recrowned to this length, with 4-screw frame having a flat head hammer screw and extended stock screws. It has brass trigger guard with iron backstrap & 1-pc walnut grip with a partially visible cartouche. Bottom of bbl lug has an “S” in a circle on flat above serial number. No indication what this is for and it has never previously been encountered by this cataloger. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl, cylinder & backstrap retain a smooth even medium brown patina & frame retains traces of orig case colors. Trigger guard has a few scratches on front end & grip is sound with moderate wear and retains a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. This must have been an issued & used piece before it was cut away. 4-32318 JR354 (6,000-10,000)

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2033
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please note that in the description the cataloguer refers to museum numbers in white paint on grips “49-AC” Consignor states that “AC” stands for Arnold Chernoff, a renown, high-profile gun dealer from years past.

RARE HENRY NETTLETON INSPECTED BUY-BACK COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SN 50172. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” bbl, altered & shortened front sight, with block letter address. Roll mark is slightly off center to the right. Frame has crisp 3-line patent dates and a “US” on left side of frame. Frame & trigger guard serial numbers are accompanied by Nettleton’s “H.N.” initials. They are also found on cylinder, left side of hammer, top of backstrap and bottom right edge of grip. It has second type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head & a replacement base pin without dimples in the end. It has 1-pc grip with a clear “1878” date and the partially obliterated cartouche of Capt. John E. Greer “JEG” on the left side with a worn & illegible cartouche on right side. Bottom right edge of grip has probably what is a museum number in white paint “49-AC”. Page 45 of Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers . . . a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, has a listing of nickel plated & buy-back Nettleton inspected revolvers, which listing contains the number “50170”, only two numbers from this revolver. It also states that because of the close number sequence of these nickel plated buy-backs that they were probably packed in their orig shipping cartons when re-purchased by Colt giving rise to premise that this revolver, #50172, was in same container as #50170. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except bbl which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 65-75% strong orig nickel with flaking & wear on both sides from muzzle with some of flaked areas a dark patina. Frame retains most of its strong orig nickel with a few flaked spots and some light pitting on hammer. Backstrap & trigger guard retain about 90% orig nickel with some flaking & spotting. Grip, with cartouches as noted, shows heavy wear on left edge with a hand worn patina. Crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-32300 JR492 (5,000-10,000)

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2051
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Consignor notes that SN 34008 and SN 34243 are Battlefield Carbines according to the Frasca list of known Springfield trapdoors used at Little Big Horn, which leaves strong likelihood that this item was picked up at the Battlefield.

INDIAN USED CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. SN 34138. Cal. 45-70. Standard carbine with 22″ bbl, square base front sight and 1,200 yard ladder rear sight. It has high arch breech block with standard Model 1873 & eagle with crossed arrows over “US” markings and standard 1873 lockplate markings. Mounted in a post-1873 stock with 1873 carbine buttplate without trap. The stock has a narrow gap on either side of bbl & receiver and a hole in the butt, under the buttplate, has been plugged. The bbl band is missing its stacking swivel and it has 2-pc trigger guard. There are no holes drilled under buttplate, however there is some unusual milling in heel of buttstock under buttplate. There is a sling bar on left side of wrist missing its ring. There is a row of six brass tacks in butt at buttplate and four more on comb. Given the discoloration in those areas it appears they have been in place a very long time. This carbine was not tested for cartridge matches against cartridge cases recovered from Custer Battlefield as it appears that firing pin has been changed with a brass one currently installed. However, this does not preclude this carbine having been used at Little Big Horn. It has all the attributes of an Indian used gun showing hard use with missing saddle ring & stacking swivel & old brass tacks. CONDITION: Good. Traces of dark finish remain in most sheltered areas around sight and over chamber area. Balance of metal is a cleaned gray patina with scattered fine pitting, nicks & dings. Stock is sound showing heavy hard use with numerous nicks & dings having coarse sanding or cleaning marks overall and a light coating of finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-32343 JR443 (5,000-10,000)

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2052
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Consignor notes that SN 16375 is in the Custer Museum at The Little Big Horn Battlefield, giving strong credibility to the likelihood that this carbine was picked up at the battlefield.

INDIAN USED CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. SN 16358. Cal. 45-70. Standard 1873 carbine with 22″ rnd bbl, square base front sight and ladder rear sight graduated to 1,200 yards. It has an orig 1873 stock with 1873 buttplate without trap. Buttstock is not drilled under buttplate. It has high arch breech block with usual “1873” markings and a very worn 1873 lockplate. There is an old screw hole in right side of stock by trigger commensurate with screws installed by field armorers as a sear adjusting screw to lighten trigger pull for more accurate shooting. End of forearm has a rawhide lacing that replaces bbl band. Buttstock, at buttplate, has a row of brass tacks on each side and given the dark staining in that area would indicate they have been there a long time. Buttplate has soil underneath indicating possibility that it was buried at one time giving credence to premise that this was one of 7th Cavalry carbines taken by Indians after Little Big Horn and subsequently buried for a period of time before being retrieved for later use. This carbine was not tested for cartridge matches with battlefield retrieved cartridge cases as it appears the tip of firing pin is broken and such comparisons would be an exercise in futility. It is this cataloger’s opinion, after having handled a number of authentic Custer Battlefield carbines that this one has all the attributes associated with Indian used carbines from that period in history. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with metal being a very dark brown patina with bbl having deep pitting over most of surface, again commensurate with having been buried for a period of time. Stock has a couple of cracks back of lockplate with normal nicks, dings & gouges, showing heavy wear with a very noticeable & decided depression in forestock from saddle bow wear. There are a few slivers missing around lockplate & bbl channel. Mechanics are fine, worn bore with decent rifling & heavy pitting. 4-32346 JR442 (6,000-10,000)

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2056
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Consignor notes that SN 34723 is a documented captured Carbine from Government Memo #115, dated October 1st, 1879, with a listing of guns taken back, or captured from Indians.

CUSTER ERA SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 CARBINE SN 34720. Cal. 45-70. Standard 22″ carbine bbl with high arc 1873 marked breech block with usual lock plate markings. Front sight is standard square base with 1884 style rear sight. Stock has visible ESA cartouche and circle P behind standard 2-pc trigger guard, ring and bar are intact as well as stacking swivel of front band. Standard carbine butt with undrilled stock. PROVENANCE: James D. Gordon Collection, and Michael Ward Collection CONDITION: Good plus. Bbl shows light brown patina finish with some blue mixed in with just a small amount of some pin prick pitting. Lock plate has a silver gray patina color that shows evidence of being cleaned years ago. Hammer and breech block are of the silver gray patina with a mixture of dark brown coloring and shows evidence of an aging cleaning. Stock is sound with a dark oil finish with just a few minor usual nicks and dings and a name that could be Sanchez lightly inscribed on left side of buttstock. Buttplate is a mixture of dark brown and silver patina as is the trigger guard. Action is good, and bore is bright with some light scattered pitting. 4-32350 BT136 (5,000-8,000)

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2057
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Consignor notes that SN33155 is an associated Custer Battlefield Carbine and appears in a list of guns known to have been returned to the armory, used, or picked up on the battlefield.

INDIAN USED RARE CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 33021. Cal. 45-70. Authentic standard & 1873 carbine with 22″ bbl, with square base front sight base missing blade and also missing rear sight which was apparently broken away early during period of use as the remains of screws are still in their holes and are heavily worn & polished. Breech block has the “1873” date with eagle head, crossed arrows and “US” and with an “1873” dated lockplate. Receiver is cracked in two places on left side with a hand forged band holding it together with an appropriate groove cut in wood underneath. Mounted in an orig 1873 carbine stock with carbine buttplate without trap and buttstock is not drilled underneath, although there is a small hole filled with lead. The sling bar, as is usually found on Indian used carbines, has been cut away leaving short posts that show very heavy wear. Stacking swivel is missing. Bottom of stock, just in front of trigger guard has, what appears to be, the shank of a large nail or screw that shows heavy wear with worn wood surrounding. It’s likely that this was a screw inserted to support a crack in bottom of stock. Also on right side by trigger is a complete wood screw which was inserted by an armorer to relive tension on the sear to improve accuracy. This is a practice that has been observed in other 7th Cav carbines, apparently allowed by their officers. This carbine falls exactly in the range of some of last shipments of 1873 carbines sent to 7th Cavalry prior to their departure to the Little Big Horn. It has a Type 1 breechblock, a Type 1 thumbpiece and early firing pin with beveled large striking face and shoulder for sping. It has all earmarks of an Indian-used firearm with appropriate condition. Accompanied by the orig letter from Dr. Kenneth O. Leonard where he states “the Indian used 45-70 was a gun from Sitting Bull’s land. I can’t prove they got it from the Little Big Horn, but it is from that area. All that Judge Zahn stuff went together.” Signed “Kenneth O. Leonard”. PROVENANCE: Ralph Heinz Collection. CONDITION: Fair. No orig finish remains with metal being a smooth worn silver/brown patina with deep scratches about mid-point around bbl commensurate with twisting wire fences to break it. There are numerous small hammer marks on breech block and on top of bbl in front of band. Stock has cracks on both sides and on bottom in front of trigger guard and shows heavy wear with a slight depression from being carried over a saddle bow. It has numerous small nicks & scratches and retains a fine hand worn patina. End of hinge pin is broken away and breech block is loose, otherwise mechanics are functioning. Worn, dark bore. 4-32344 JR440 (5,000-10,000)

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2058
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Consignor notes that SN 33155 is a documented captured Carbine from Government Memo #115, dated October 1st, 1879, with a listing of guns taken back, or captured from Indians.

MODEL 1873 SPRINGFIELD CARBINE. SN 33215. First Model carb. exhibiting early features incl. a high arch breechblock marked “MODEL 1873” with an eagle head, crossed arrows and “US”. It has the first style hammer with cross hatched knurling, lockplate marked “US SPRINGFIELD 1873” with an eagle, and a plain buttplate marked “US” on the tang. The rear sight, attached with what appear to be undisturbed slotless screws, has steps to 500 yds marked on the right side and up to 1200 yds on the ladder. The front sight is the early 1-pc style, having a blade with a bevel on the rear end. The stock has a short comb and a long wrist, typical of early trapdoor carbines. Although there are no tacks remaining in the stock, it bears considerable evidence that they were once present. There are two parallel rows of small nail holes at the top of the wrist extending to front of the comb, another row beneath the lockplate and two just behind the bbl band. CONDITION: Metal is overall smooth gray with no orig finish. Minor staining and very light pitting in some areas. Carbine is mechanically very good and markings are clear. Bore is dark with signs of rifling. Arm of the hinge pin is broken off. Bbl band is missing the stacking swivel but is the early style having a small “U”. Stock is cracked in two places at the wrist and a pc of wood approx 1″ x 1″ is missing from the top of the wrist. Rest of the stock however shows only normal wear and use with minor nicks and dents over much of the surface. Final proof mark (circle P) is faintly visible on the underside of the stock just to the rear of the triggerguard plate. Deep gouge on the right side immediately to the rear of the bbl band. 4-32352 DM115 (4,000-7,000)

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2069
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Consignor notes that this exact item was purchased from noted Custer historian Dick Harmon.

SHOTGUN STOCK FOUND ON CUSTER BATTLEFIELD. This dbl bbl shotgun stock, complete with its orig locks, triggerguard, buttplate and part of the tang, were found on the Little Big Horn battlefield by the grandfather of local rancher, Torrey B. Johnson, in 1883. Willis Spear crossed the battlefield while driving cattle in 1883 and found numerous artifacts including two complete rifles which were forensically matched to cartridges cases archaeologically recovered from the battlefield during the 1980s. Spear also found parts of four dbl bbled shotguns at the same time, this being one of them. The gun was actually broken by a hard blow at the mid-point which tore the stock from the receiver, leaving only the portion represented here. It is known that Indians often used shotguns captured from whites on the plains. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a written statement from Mr. Johnson attesting to his grandfather’s discovery of the relic on the battlefield and its long possession by his descendants. Included also is as well as an additional letter from Dick Harmon, a firearms authority in Lincoln, Nebraska, who was personally involved with the battlefield archeology. CONDITION: Entire pc exhibits surface rusting and great age and appears to have been exposed to the elements for some time. 4-32407 DM163 (6,000-9,000)

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2073
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Please Note: This knife was part of a famous old collection the Mr. and Mrs. Don C. Foote Collection of Billings Montana and years ago. When the Footes were alive, was part of their large and extensive collection of Western Memorabilia & Rare Custer Battlefield Items. The Foote’s had an extensive collection of Custer and Little Big Horn Battle objects that had been collected throughout the earlier part of the20th Century. Portions of their collection, including this knife were part of a special exhibition titled “Treasures of the West” and displayed on the Montana Territorial Centennial Train World’s Fair Exhibit. A special colour pamphlet was prepared with many of the exhibition cases illustrated. This exact knife is pictures in one of these photos and the original old typewritten display tag, exhibited with the knife, accompanies this lot (also a photocopy of the entire pamphlet).

SCALPING KNIFE FROM THE CUSTER BATTLE. Small unmarked butcher type knife having a blade approx 3-1/2″ long and an overall length of 7-1/2″. The blade has been shortened and ground down to a width of less than 3/8″ tapering to a point typical of Indian knives used for scalping. It has a 2-pc wooden grip attached by three brass rivets. This knife is alleged to have been used at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. CONDITION: Good condition. 4-32409 DM161 (500-1,200)

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2076
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please Note: Omitted form the description is the fact that this exact Tomahawk was previously displayed in the Don C. and Stella Foote Museum near Billings, MT and was pictured in their pamphlet “Treasures of the West”, and in that pamphlet is specifically identified as Indian items from the Custer Battlefield. Included with the Tomahawk is the original, typed ID tag that was displayed with the item while on display at the Museum.

PLAINS INDIANS PIPE TOMAHAWK. Traditional trade style iron axehead approx 8″ in length with a cutting edge approx 2-1/2″ wide, and a pipe bowl approx 1″ in diameter above the haft, although the handle does not appear to be drilled to actually function as a pipe. The haft itself measures almost 16″ in length and has a fringed rawhide covering over approx 7″ of the lower portion. The handle is decorated over much of its surface with roundhead brass tacks. CONDITION: Overall very good condition 4-32365 DM28 (3,000-5,000)

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2077
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please Note: Not only was this knife and sheath displayed in the Foote Museum, it was specifically grouped with those items that were picked up off Custer Battlefield. The lot also includes the original, typed ID tag that was displayed with the knife while on display at the Museum.

IMPRESSIVE PLAINS INDIAN KNIFE AND SHEATH. Large Indian style knife nearly 15″ long with heavy blade measuring over 9″ in length, and 1-5/8″ wide. Unusual guard is composed of a piece of iron with a forward roll. Handle is covered with rawhide hand sewn along the bottom. extending from the pommel is a rawhide wrist strap. The pommel itself is decorated with three roundhead brass tacks. The scabbard, measuring approx 3-1/2″ wide x 13″ long is fabricated from a single piece of heavy leather, folded on itself and tacked with dozens of roundhead brass tacks. Midway along the length of the scabbard is a belt slot approx 2-1/2″ long which is reinforced by an additional piece of leather stitched in place by rawhide. This knife was previously displayed in the Don C. and Stella Foote Museum near Billings, MT, and is pictured in their pamphlet “TREASURES OF THE WEST”. CONDITION: The knife shows considerable use with scarring on both sides of the blade, and marks on the back of the blade where it has been hammered. The rawhide covering on the handle is complete and intact as is the wrist strap. The guard is loose but appears to have been made that way. The scabbard is in overall good condition and is missing only a few of the tacks. 4-32362 DM29 (7,000-12,000)

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2077D
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) The description should read that the item is of the 19th Century, not the 9th Century.

INDIAN SCOUT’S RED WOOL SHIRT 9th C. red wool shirt fitted with 14 standard issue brass military buttons. The shirt with bib-type frontlet at top also fitted with 2 silver Indian scout crossed arrow insignia on the tip of both collars. Insignia has been on the collars for some time and there is some light silver tarnish staining on the underside of the insignia. The military issued brass buttons have all been restitched on to the uniform with modern thread, and each of the eye holes of the buttons have been restitched with modern thread. Otherwise this shirts general construction is appropriate 19th C. construction. Consignor purchased this some years back from a dealer who dealt in Indian Wars material and who represented this as an Indian scout’s shirt. However we have been unable to find a military issued shirt with scouts conforming to this particular look. Its color and form are striking, and the shirt itself and most of its components are definitely 19th C. SIZE: Men’s medium to large CONDITION: Condition: Shirt generally has a very appealing condition. Couple of scattered spots of mothing and at one time some damage on the shirt was restitched with modern thread, mostly relegated to one sleeve, and the right side of the front of the shirt. At the same time a reinforced strip of cotton cloth was added to the back of some of the eye holes. While the color is bright and strong, it is slightly mottled. 4-32419 JJ295 (1,500-3,500)

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2086
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)PLease Note: Image in printed catalogue is reversed with Lot #2088. There is no stain on this coat.

POST CIVIL WAR FROCK COAT Long officer’s frock coat made of fine black broadcloth with standing collar approx 1-1/4″ high. The sgl breasted front is closed with nine 1883 pattern general service buttons (1 missing). There are no buttons on either cuff but there are four enlisted eagle buttons on the tails. There are two concealed pockets on the skirt, one on either side of the split in the rear. There are two inside pockets, one in the left breast and another below at the waist. The body and skirts of the coat are lined with black cotton sateen while the sleeves are lined with black and white striped cotton. There are attachments on the shoulders for dress shoulder knots. CONDITION: Very good overall with a small area of red stain on the left front near the waist and a small frayed area on the edge of the right cuff. 4-32519 DM119 (500-1,500)

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2088
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Image in printed catalogue is reversed with lot #2086.

FINE OFFICER’S FROCK COAT A frock made of extremely fine black broadcloth with standing collar and single breasted front with nine federal staff officer’s buttons (1 missing). Coat has high quality Second Lt of Cav. shoulder straps. Coat is lined with dark green sateen in the body and in the sleeves with blue and white striped cotton. The collar is lined throughout with black velvet. The cuffs each have three staff eagle buttons (1 missing) and there are four on the tails. There is a concealed pocket on either side of the vent in the rear and there is one pocket inside the left breast. CONDITION: Overall near excellent, missing only one button on the front and one from the left cuff. 4-32517 DM119 (300-1,000)

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2090
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Description states “a non-Indian made shirt”. Description should read “A period leather shirt.

SOUTHWEST FRINGED LEATHER SHIRT. A non-Indian made shirt, possibly of Elk hide, with a raw edged neck opening surrounded front and rear with a fringed bib. Adorned in front with a silver star at the lower end and at the rear with a silver star as well as what appear to be nickel silver buttons. The sleeves are fringed around the shoulders and along the bottom seams. The sides of the shirt are open from the sleeves to the bottom. The lower edge of the shirt, above the fringes, is adorned with nickel silver buttons on the front and rear. The back side, at the lower corners, also has two silver stars approx 1-1/2″ in diameter. CONDITION: Very good condition overall showing only signs of normal wear and soiling. 4-32420 DM47 (1,000-2,500)

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2109
Revised: 10/19/2007

Please be aware that Lots #2109 and Lot#2110 were reversed in the web catalogue and eBay catalogue. The correct representation is in the printed catalogue.

LOT OF TWO CAVALRY SABER KNOTS. The first is a black bridle leather Civil War knot measuring approximately 1″ wide x almost 19″ long with two sliding loops. The second is a narrow model 1885 knot measuring approximately 5/8″ wide x 19-1/4″ long with two sliding loops and is marked “R.I.A.”. Both have tasseled ends. CONDITION: Both knots are in very good condition with most of the tassels intact. Both are flexible and retain nearly all of their original finish. 4-32509-1 DM110 (400-600)

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2110
Revised: 10/19/2007

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CIVIL WAR SABER KNOT. Cav. enlisted man’s saber knot made of black leather approx 1″ wide x approx 18-3/4″ in length. At the lower end is a braided loop and tassel. Along the length of the strap are two sliding loops. CONDITION: Excellent, probably unissued. Tassels however appear to be stuck together. 4-32509 DM91 (250-600)

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2127A
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Image is incorrect.

LOT OF CAVALRY CROSSED SABERS INSIGNIA. 1) Three Civil War style crossed sabers approximately 3-3/8″ x 1-7/8″. One has two attachment wires, another has four brass wire attachment loops, the other bears only the solder attachment points. 2) Two stamped brass false embroidered officer’s insignia measuring approximately 3-1/2″ x 1-7/8″. One has four attachment wires which are missing from the other. 3) Two 1872 pattern enlisted man’s cap insignia measuring approximately 2-5/8″ x 1-3/8″. One retains four wire attachment loops on the reverse while the other has two attachment wires. CONDITION: Very good to near excellent. 4-324414-32429 DM136 (500-1,200)

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2128
Revised: 10/19/2007

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FRAMED GROUP OF U.S. CAVALRY INSIGNIA. This collection of U.S. Cavalry insignia is the company’s first sample board. It is dated at the bottom “U.S. Cavalry 1861-1898.” This has been hanging in the main office of N.S.Meyer for years, but the company recently went out of business. Nine cav. crossed saber insignia dating from the Civil War to the early 1900s recessed in a gold mat and enclosed in a black wood frame. Also has a label “U.S. CAVALRY 1861 – 1898”. The frame is approx 15″ by 19″ and is glass covered. CONDITION: Very good. 4-32575 DM153 (400-1,000)

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2139
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Title should read LOT OF APPROXIMATELY 9 HANDWRITTEN LETTERS WITH ENVELOPES TO LT., CAPTAIN & GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER.:

(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read (2,000-3,000)

LOT OF APPROXIMATELY 9 HANDWRITTEN LETTERS TO LT., CAPTAIN & GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. Some of these letters are form Custer’s sister Ann Reed, a Thomas Ward, & C.R. Greenleaf assistant surgeon. 6 are in envelopes, 2 are loose. CONDITION: Varies. 4-32445 JJ293 (1,000-2,000)

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2161
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Please Note: Sheldon & Co N.Y.N.Y. were the Publishers of Whittaker’s “A Complete Life of Gen. George A. Custer.”

RARE AND POIGNANT LIBBY CUSTER LETTER TO MRS. SHELDON DATED DEC. 7, 1876. Emotionally inspired letter written in polished penmanship on Libby Custer’s personal monogrammed stationary. This letter is one of thanks for sympathetic thoughts in “those dark hours”. Letter reveals Libby’s struggle to press on in life bearing the legacy & burden of the General’s death. In this letter Libby speaks of seeking strength from the Lord in her commitment to honoring her husband’s life and highly publicized demise. Accompanied by a typewritten transcript of this letter. A rare look into the personal feelings of “the General’s” wife. CONDITION: Very good. Dark legible ink with some light tearing along the folds. 4-32448 WD60 (4,000-7,000)

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2188
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Title should read: CIVIL WAR HOLSTER MODIFIED FOR A COLT SAA.

CIVIL WAR STYLE U.S. CAVALRY HOLSTER. Standard issue black leather holster designed to fit either the Model 1860 Colt or the 1858 Remington revolver. During the Indian War these holsters were used by the Cav. for the 1873 Colt. This example however was subsequently modified in the late 1890s by the addition of a long belt loop designed to fit over the woven cartridge belt. The loop is affixed to the holster by brass rivets. The flap still bears the orig Civil War U.S. Inspector stamp which is partially legible. CONDITION: Overall near excellent condition with only minor surface crazing to the leather. Holster retains its orig closure tab and plug. 4-32457 DM62 (1,000-2,500)

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2231
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read (700-1,000)

LOT INCLUDING GRIP AND BULLET MOLD FOR DRAGOON REVOLVER. The brass bullet mold, having cavities for both the .44 cal rnd ball and conical bullets, measures 5-1/8″ long. There are no markings visible except for the letter “T” stamped on one side. Also included in the lot is a 1-pc walnut grip for a 2nd Model Colt Dragoon revolver. There appears to be a number faintly inscribed inside the back groove. No other markings are visible. CONDITION: Mold is in good condition although the surface exhibits considerable nicks and scratches from hard use. No sprue cutter. Grips are in very good condition with exception that the front right hand corner is chipped. 4-32417 DM73 (300-700)

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2244
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read (200-400)

COLT 1860 GRIP. Appears to be a fcactory orig replacement grip. One piece construction with a factory applied oil finish. CONDITION: Very fine, plus, with most of its orig oil finish. 4-32958 WD72 (100-250)

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2245
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Change of Estimate) Estimate should read (200-400)

COLT 1860 GRIP. One piece 1860 Army grip appears to be a factory orig replacement. CONDITION: Very fine, plus, with most of its orig oil finish. 4-32959 WD73 (100-250)

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2309
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Sealed box is a reproduction. Ammo is fine but label and box are repro.

TWO BOX LOT OF 44 HENRY FLAT AMMO. Lot consists of UMC box with green label containing thirty-six rounds. Other box of Winchester with green and orange label is still sealed at one end and feels full. CONDITION: Fine. UMC box has some moderate tearing and deterioration, but is all there. Winchester box is extremely fine, with only a light amount of wear at top label. 4-43600-2 BT119 (1,800-2,500)

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2315
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) The catalog description refers to a copy of a thank you note written by Annie Oakley. Since the catalog description was prepared we have acquired the exact, original, handwritten thank you note and envelope that Miss Oakley had sent to the Marlin Firearms Company and this original thank you note will be included as part of this lot.

CORRECT DESCRIPTION SHOULD READ:

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE & UNIQUE ENGRAVED & GOLD-PLATED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE THAT WAS PRESENTED BY THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. TO ANNIE OAKLEY. SN 342637. Cal. 22. This spectacular Annie Oakley rifle was made for & presented to her in 1906. By that time, Miss Oakley was extremely famous as one of the greatest marksman in history. It has a 24″ oct to rnd bbl, std front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver is very beautifully engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich, with large vignette of a whitetail buck deer being chased by a wolf on left side and a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene on right side. Surrounded by very tasteful foliate arabesque patterns with tiny wavelet & zig-zag borders. Top edges of receiver have a wave & dot pattern with fine patterns over chamber area of bbl. Top tang has a fine line engraved border and bottom of receiver has matching arabesque patterns. All metal is gold plated over silver over copper. Mounted with very highly figured shell & feather grain American walnut with “F” style checkering consisting of extensive patterns covering over half the forearm with a smaller diamond in bottom center with much more fine checkering in its center. Wrist, with serpentine grip cap, is checkered to match with extensive patterns over wrist & grip with a smaller diamond in center with more fine checkering. It has a Marlin logo hard rubber buttplate. On p. 546 of Marlin Firearms, Brophy, it states “In 1906 Marlin presented to Annie Oakley a gold plated and engraved Model 1897 rifle. It is serial number 342,637”. On p. 547 of same publication there is a copy of the orig hand-written letter written by Miss Oakley to J.Howard Marlin, thanking him for this beautiful rifle. It specifically states “E. Orange, Nov. 23rd / The Marlin Co. / New Haven, Conn. / Gentlemen / On my return from Chicago I found the beautiful rifle you so kindly sent me. I am indeed pleased and will see that full justice be done The Marlin Company just as soon as I am through with seven more cases similar to the enclosed. With many thanks for your kindness and with every good wish for the future of your company. I am sincerely, Annie Oakley”. This documentation inexorably ties this rifle to Annie Oakley. It is well documented that the patriotic Miss Oakley, in 1917, donated most of her trophies and a number of her guns to raise funds for the WWI effort and it is believed that this beautiful gun was one of those donations which eventually was re-acquired by the Marlin Firearms Company and in part of their archives for many years. This rifle was on loan from The Marlin Firearms Company and was part of the Marlin exhibit in The Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming from about 1993-June 2007. A beautiful and historic item with a stellar pedigree. This firearm has been consigned directly to us from the Marlin Firearms Company where it has been approaching a hundred years. Accompanying this outstanding Marlin will be the orig, penned “thank you” letter & envelope (written & signed by Annie Oakley) to J. Howard Marlin complimenting & thanking them for this “beautiful rifle”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl, receiver, hammer, top & bottom tangs retain most of their orig gold plating with some minor wear over forearm area around rear sight. Magazine tube retains 60-70% gold-plating with balance silver showing through. Lever retains 40-50% gold plating with balance a dark copper color. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and one or two minor scrapes and retains most of its fine orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-31615 JR143 (150,000-250,000)

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2316
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Description indicates a copy affidavit by Don Blakley is included with this lot. The original affidavit is included as well.

*ANNIE OAKLEY’S RARE REMINGTON MODEL 12B PUMP ACTION RIFLE WITH A RARE ANNIE OAKLEY SILVER TROPHY & ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS. SN 47941. Cal. 22 Short. This rare Remington was owned & used by one of the most extraordinary marksman in history – Miss Annie Oakley. This special order rifle with 24” oct to rnd bbl, Lyman ivory bead front sight and a stamped sheet metal rear sight with “1901” patent date. It has a ¾ magazine and left side of receiver is marked “GALLERY SPECIAL”. Mounted with uncheckered, highly figured American walnut with bullet shaped rnd ribbed forearm and very distinctive, tiger-striped, straight grip buttstock with Remington hard rubber buttplate. To this cataloger’s knowledge this is the only known Annie Oakley rifle that can be identified in a photograph being held by her. Accompanied by an orig 5” x 7” vertical image photograph of Miss Oakley in a fringed costume with neckerchief around her neck wearing a low crowned western hat and lace-up shoes in a formal studio pose holding this very rifle. It is readily identifiable from two aspects: first, the half round bbl is extraordinarily rare and is completely visible in this photograph, and secondly: the straight stock, while not so rare, is readily identifiable by the pattern of the striped grain on the sides. This photograph was apparently taken in New York and is mounted on a studio card marked on bottom “WHITE / 1946 BROADWAY / NEW YORK”. Bottom right of photograph is marked in white ink script “White / New York”. Back of photograph in hand written pencil is inscribed “Photo belonged to – Bonnie Blakely. She was the daughter of Annie Oakley’s sister and the mother of Don Blakely whom Annie Oakley gave this Rem. 22 Gallery Special one week before her death in 1926. At the time she had three, and told him this was the best shooting one of all of them.” Across the middle there is, what appears to be, Annie Oakley’s original signature. Toward the bottom is a short biography and the specifications for this rifle and at the bottom is Annie Oakley’s printed name, twice. Also accompanied by an unusual sterling silver trophy that consists of five pieces. When assembled it stands about 10” high and is 9” diameter over the pierced filigree bowl and 4” across the base with all five pieces marked “STERLING” with hallmarks and the code “A9597”. Top bowl can be detached and used as a footed tray and the stand used as a vase. When assembled the feet of the top are hangers for three small baskets. Center of the top bowl is engraved in script “First Prize / Highest score made with / Smith & Wesson Revolver / Lady’s Competition / Pinehurst N.C. / 1917” and by a different hand at bottom in zig-zag engraving “ANNIE OAKLEY”. Annie Oakley trophies are extraordinarily rare for a number of reasons. First, she was a very modest person and rarely exhibited anything more than was required of her showman persona, usually medals & awards on her bodice. In 1901, while traveling on a train from North Carolina to Virginia with the Buffalo Bill Wild West entourage, her train & a freight train collided head on severely injuring her spine requiring several surgeries, which reportedly, also destroyed or lost many of her awards & trophies. She never did fully recover but through perseverance and fortitude she eventually returned to performing. But after an auto accident left her partially crippled requiring a leg brace to walk, she & her husband retired in 1913. Sometime after her retirement she had most of her trophies and medals melted down and the proceeds donated either to charity or the war effort of WWI. Regardless, few of her authentic trophies remain today and of those, the vast majority are housed in museums. Rarely is one ever offered in the public arena for private purchase ( in fact, we know of none in recent years). Additionally accompanied by a 3-ring binder of Annie Oakley memorabilia including a wonderful 6-1/2” x 4-1/4” cabinet photo of Miss Oakley wearing a gingham dress with a choker necklace, with her hair up, in a pensive pose. The cabinet card is embossed “SHERMAN STUDIOS NEWARK NJ” and with Miss Oakley’s signature in pencil on back. Another 4-1/4” x 6-1/2” horizontal image is of Miss Oakley & Frank Butler and their dog, Dave, with the notation on back “Aunt Ann, Uncle Frank, Dave their dog” with other biographical notes. Also included is one of Miss Oakley heart targets with notation on back “Fort McNeir (sic) Texas”. Another small card photo of Miss Oakley in Indian costume signed on back, “Annie Oakley”, also a 6-1/2” x 4-1/4” horizontal image of Miss Oakley holding a horse with her trick riding saddle mounted. She has a dbl bbl shotgun in her hand with her dog, Dave, and another dog with notation on the back, “Pinehurst, North Carolina”. Also there is a 6-1/2” x 4-3/4” commercial photograph titled “Annie Oakley Wentworth Shooting School”. It shows two ladies & three gentlemen at trap shooting stations with a gallery in background and four WWI period automobiles. The back is stamped “St. Clair Studio Portsmouth NH”. Also included is Miss Oakley in a plaid costume, wearing a hat with her long hair down with notation on back, “Aunt Ann at Pinehurst”. Another photo is of Miss Oakley & another lady & “Dave” with ink notation on back “Best Wishes to our good friends Mr. & Mrs. Butler, sincerely, Mrs. W.Y. Anthony” with Miss Oakley’s signature below. A small 10-page booklet titled, “The Life of Dave as Told by Himself”, which is the story of Miss Oakley’s dog. There are numerous other articles & clips about Annie Oakley with reproduced photos and pictures of memorabilia including the trophy. Also included is a copy of an affidavit provided by Don Blakeley in which he states that Annie Oakley was his great aunt & that she gave this gun to him about a week before she died, together with the sterling trophy and numerous photos included here. The affidavit is signed and dated 11. 13. 1975. It is motorized and was presented to the current consignor at the time that he acquired this extraordinary lot. CONDITION: The rifle is fine. Bbl retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some browning around muzzle area and a few scattered spots of pitting. Magazine tube has strong blue in sheltered areas with balance turned plum. Receiver retains 75-80% plum blue with edge wear and some light pitting on bottom right edge. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches with forearm a dark hand worn patina and buttstock retaining about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore that appears to have light to moderate pitting but needs a good scrubbing. Trophy has a couple of small dents but overall retains most of its orig shape having been recently polished. Photographs are all fine, slightly yellowed but readily identifiable with clear images. 4-32909 JR629 (100,000-150,000)

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3010
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)This is, in fact, a very rare Remington Rolling Block Schutzen Rifle, only made for two or three years.

REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 1138. Cal. 38 B (Probably 38-50 Ballard). Beautiful target rifle with 28-1/4″ oct to rnd bbl with Wingage Spirit Level globe front sight, small Remington open rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 4-1/4″ staff . Mounted with moderately figured American walnut with pewter Schnabel tipped, uncheckered forearm and checkered pistol grip stock with serpentine cap having a black insert and is fitted with a nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with a few light spots of surface etching & discoloration and some minor light rust on round portion. Receiver retains most of its orig moderately faded case colors turned silver on bottom. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig oil finish and buttplate most of its orig nickel. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59648 JR9 (3,500-5,000)

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3021
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)1. Description states “bright nickel plated”, it is in fact “chrome plated”.

EXTREMELY RARE POPE-ZISCHANG-SHARPS BORCHARDT HEAVY SINGLE SHOT SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 33-47. Spectacular early rifle with 31-3/4″ oct bbl, spirit level windgage globe front sight, no provision for rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 3” staff. Top flat has scope blocks containing an early small tube target scope and top flat is marked “A.O. ZISCHANG. SYRACUSE, N.Y.” and in much smaller stamping “RIFLED BY H.M. POPE”. Bore has Pope’s signature left hand rifling. Bottom of bbl has an attached palm rest socket. Bottom flat is stamped “P/771” and “20/141”. Receiver, breech block, lever & buttplate are bright nickel plated. It has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with checkered semi-schnable forearm and heavy Schutzen butt with checkered serpentine grip & deep cheekpiece with heavy Schutzen buttplate. Accompanied by a palm rest with checkered mushroom shaped walnut knob. Also accompanied by its orig steel false muzzle and brass & steel bullet starter. False muzzle is numbered “771”. Additionally accompanied by an Ideal, wood handled bullet mold with Pope’s custom brass cavity inserts and U-shaped sprue cutter with long tang. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its fine custom blue with some very fine pitting on top flat over forearm area. Balance of metal retains most of its fine nickel plating. Stock has a couple of grain checks by toe and also has a masterful repair in wrist which is virtually unnoticeable, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of its fine orig varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Scope retains 85-90% strong orig blue, fine optics. Mold is fine, cavity is crisp, one handle has a crack and both handles show some heat discoloration. 4-59678 JR141 (8,000-15,000)

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3043
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Please note: Gun is Swiss, not German.

FINE MARTINI ACTION GERMAN SEMI-SCHUTZEN RIFLE SN 2240. Cal. Appears to be 10.5 X 47R or 10.8 X 47 Martini. The cartridge appears to be one of the above as it is a short bottleneck rimmed cartridge. A simple chamber cast will readily determine exact caliber. This beautiful rifle has a 35-1/2” oct bbl with 20” of the front portion beautifully grooved on each flat. Front sight is a windgage blade dovetailed into an applied flat plate. Rear sight is also keyed for windage & elevation and graduated from 175 to 800 yards and mounts on the top of bbl dovetail. Martini action has a hexagonal ring around front and flat sides. It’s inlaid in silver on right side “RUD. ELMER” & “ST. GALLEN” on left side. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with a long, semi-schnable, checkered forearm secured with a sgl wedge through German silver escutcheons and a straight grip, slight perch belly stock with checkered wrist and deep cheekpiece with semi-schutzen buttplate. Top tang of buttplate is a long adjustable screw. It has a Schutzen style lever with finger rests and wide spaced Schutzen dbl set triggers. Bottom of bbl and tip of bottom tang have sling swivels containing a modern braided leather sling. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, retains about 98% orig plum/brown finish on bbl and about all of its lightly faded, very strong case colors on receiver. Lever & buttplate retain strong case colors but somewhat more faded. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and a couple of small bruises and retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 8-87522 JR539 (3,500-4,500)

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3053
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Please Note:This is a rather rare Remington Hepburn “Mid Range Creedmor”

SCARCE REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 SPORTING & TARGET RIFLE. SN 5714. Cal. 40 2-1/2 (40-50 Sharps straight). Beautiful sporting/target rifle with 30″ tapered rnd bbl, Wingage globe front sight, no provision for a rear sight and a vernier tang sight with 4-1/4″ staff. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered steel schnable tipped forearm and checkered rnd knob pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. There are two holes on top of comb where someone apparently attached a sight for Creedmore style shooting. Bbl & receiver have usual markings. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 93-94% orig blue, slightly thinned about mid-point. Receiver retains most of its orig case colors, slightly faded. Forend tip retains most of its brilliant orig case colors. Wood, as previously noted, retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-59535 JR38 (4,000-7,000)

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3059
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Very, very scarce, only few known with Pope barrels. Barrel has no Pope numbers on bottom.

RARE POPE-MAYNARD IMPROVED NO. 16 TARGET RIFLE. SN 5729. Cal. 32 (Possibly 32-40 or 32-35). Fine target rifle with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, wingage globe front sight and Maynard’s Patent vernier tang sight. Top of bbl has scope blocks containing a Unertl 6X small tube scope. Receiver has usual markings with “1882” date on right side and “1873” on left side. Bbl was sleeved by Mr. Pope and has his name stamped on top flat. Bore has left hand twist rifling. Mounted with a nicely figured replacement buttstock with checkered grip and nickeled brass Swiss buttplate. It has orig checkered schnable tipped forearm. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong custom blue and receiver most of its orig case colors, heavily faded, with strong colors in sheltered areas with thin colors on left side. Wood is sound with forearm retaining a dark custom finish and buttstock a light custom finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Crisp optics. 4-59645 JR102 (6,000-10,000)

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3082
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information)Very,very scarce. Only few known with Pope barrels, probably no more than 10-12.

CUSTOM POPE-BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 18125. Cal. 22. Fine Pope-built target rifle with 30″ medium weight oct bbl, globe front sight with no provision for a rear sight, with scope blocks on top flat and four holes to relocate scope blocks. This appears to be a No. 3 weight Winchester made bbl and forearm is from a Winchester single shot rifle. Top flat is marked “H.M. POPE HARTFORD, CONN” and bore has left hand twist rifling. Two of screwholes are through bbl marking. It has dbl set triggers with a custom extended lever with checkered walnut block filler and checkered tip. Mounted with very nicely figured shell grain Schutzen-style buttstock with checkered wrist & deep cheekpiece with Pope-style nickel plated brass Schutzen-style buttplate. Forearm as previously noted, is from a Winchester High Wall with black insert schnable tip custom contoured to Ballard action with coarse checkering. There is a brass palm rest stud through forearm, dovetailed into bottom flat. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% dull orig custom blue and receiver 35-40% faded case colors with balance turned silver with some brown on right side and front edge. Stock has a hairline in wrist and forearm missing a sliver from right side with a crack near top, otherwise wood is sound. Forearm retains about 50% varnish and buttstock with a series of fine scratches retains about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. 4-59549 JR114 (4,000-7,000)

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3173
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) Bore diameters currently read Left .627, right .629. These are incorrect. The bore diameters should read: Left .727, right .729.

*CASED H.J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 14216. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English Purdey look-alike with 28″ steel bbls, choked MOD/IMPCYL with tapered smooth, concave rib, sgl bead, ejectors & dbl underbites. Receiver has full sidelocks with gold lined cocked indicators with Purdey-style fences & dbl triggers. Receiver & lockplates are very beautifully engraved with English-style rose & scroll patterns with each lockplate having an extremely well detailed floral bouquet and maker’s name in a panel on each side. Bottom of receiver has model number. Trigger guard & all appended metal are engraved to match. Mounted with highly figured French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with raised teardrop side panels & diamond shaped grip, 14-1/2″ over a checkered horn buttplate. Bottom of stock has a blank gold initial plate. Accompanied by its beautiful orig burgundy felt lined oak & leather trunk case with maker’s label & specification label inside lid. Outside of lid is embossed “O. AMES.”. Bottom is compartmented for shotgun & various parts. Bore diameter: left – .627, right – .629. Bore restrictions: left – .018, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .024. Drop at heel: 1-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 9.28 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver & lockplates retain about all of their orig case colors with light wear around bottom edges. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and retaining a dark hand worn patina. Stock with minor nicks & scratches retains a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is very fine with moderate water damage with some leather covering missing on bottom. 4-31104 JR238 (7,500-12,500)

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3189
Revised: 10/19/2007

Correction) Chambers are 2″.

*BEAUTIFUL A.H. FOX CE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 302318. Cal. 16 ga. Wonderful Philadelphia Fox with 30″ Chromox fluid compressed steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Receiver is beautifully engraved with vignettes of two quail on left side, two woodcock on right side & setter on bottom surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns. It has maker’s name on each side and appended metal is engraved to match. Mounted with nicely figured straight grain American walnut with black insert, checkered, splinter forearm and round knob semi-pistol grip stock with checkered raised side panels, 14-5/8″ over an old Jostam pad. Bore diameter: left – .665, right – .663. Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .033. Wall thickness: left – .039, right – .047. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 0 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong orig factory blue with only very faint muzzle & breech end edge wear. Receiver retains about all of its bright orig case colors with some faint sharp edge wear and a small scrape on each bottom edge. Trigger guard retains most of its orig bright factory blue. Wood is sound with a couple of small bruises and minor handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-31587 JR271 (6,000-9,000)

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3213
Revised: 10/19/2007

*PARKER TROJAN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN WITH RARE ORIGINAL BOX. SN 227251. Cal. 12 ga. Built on a No. 2 frame with 28″ Trojan steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib, sgl bead, extractors & dbl triggers. Receiver is not decorated except for maker’s name on each side. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with flat checkered splinter forearm & semi-pistol grip stock, 14″ over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by its rare orig 2-pc cardboard box with its orig label on end fully identifying this shotgun as found. Also accompanied by its three orig Parker hang tangs, one of which also fully identifies this shotgun as found. Another is the owner’s directions tag and the third is the ad for Signet Oil. Bore diameter: left – .733, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .041, right – .022. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5.76 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Does not appear to have been fired. Bbls retain 99%+ strong orig Parker blue and receiver most of its orig bright orig case colors, slightly faded on bottom front. There is visible dried grease on trigger plate. Trigger guard has flaked to a mostly blue/gray patina. Wood has a few scattered, very minor storage marks and retains virtually all of its fine orig Parker finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Box is missing a small section of one corner of lid, otherwise is extremely fine. Label is slightly water stained & yellowed with some chips missing from edges but is mostly intact and everything is completely legible. Hang tags are equally fine. 4-31617 JR251 (9,000-12,000)

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3232
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction) The ejector on left barrel is not working properly. Needs minor repair (not a big deal)

*WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DUCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 26075. Cal. 12 ga. Field grade Duck model with 30″ bbls, chambered for 2-3/4″ and 3″ shells marked, FULL/FULL with concave tapered matted rib, replacement Ray-bar front bead. Gun has ejectors and blued single selective trigger. It has a step side receiver without decoration, floor plate marked “Duck”. Mounted with feather crotch figured American walnut with diamond checkered beavertail forend and pistol grip stock, 13-5/8″ over a Winchester solid red pad. Drop at heel: 2 3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Bore restrictions left-.033. Right -.033. Bore diameter Left-.730. Right -.732. Wall thickness: Left -.029, Right -.031. Weight 7 lbs. 13 oz. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls retain 85 to 90% original blue with some thinning on the carry points and contact points of the forend. Numerous small rubs and nicks. Receiver retains about 80% of the original blue finish with thinning on edges and carry points. Trigger guard shows sharp edge wear and thinning on the tang. Wood is sound with numerous nicks and scratches retaining 60-70% of the original finish with some degradation on high points of the stock and forearm. Mechanically sound. Bright shiny bores. 4-59846 WD1 (4,000-6,000)

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3243
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Additional Information) Additional information from the consignor states “Sjogren weapons are discussed in great detail in The Gun Report magazine’s October and November issues of 1977.”

*SCARCE SJOGREN SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN. SN 1185. Cal. 12 ga. Most unusual shotgun built under U.S. patents issued to Carl A.T. Sjogren of Stockholm, Sweden in 1903, 1905 & 1907,pg 318Small Arms Maker, Gardiner. It has a 28-1/4″ plain round bbl with sgl bead and is mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut with checkered round forearm & uncheckered straight stock, 13-3/4″ over a thick, hard-rubber buttplate. It has British nitro proofs to 1-1/8 oz. and is marked on left side of receiver “AUTOMAT / SYSTEM SJOGREN / PATENT” and right side with a very long name in Swedish. Little is known about this shotgun by this cataloger but appears to be a fairly simple operation with a top tang mounted thumb safety. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-70% strong orig blue with area over forearm a blue/brown patina. Receiver & sliding breech block retain about 90% strong orig blue with top & bottom tangs a blue/gray patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59883 JR287 (1,500-2,000)

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3363
Revised: 10/19/2007

Additional Information)Cal. is 30-06.

*FINE REMINGTON MODEL 30S BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 1614. Standard 24″ rnd bbl with front bbl band with dovetailed silver bead front sight with set screw. No bbl rear sight but fine graduated receiver peep sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with pistol grip stock and serrated Remington steel buttplate. Includes factory swing eyes and swivel and vintage military style leather sling. Action is the Enfield 1917 type. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 90-95% original blue, front and middle bbl bands have flaked and silvered to 50-60%. Receiver and floor plate and trigger guard have 90-95% original blue with carry wear on the bolt release lever and peep sight. The oil finished stock is in fine, original condition with a comb mounted compass installed. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright with some very minor scattered pitting. 4-33358 BT45 (500-1,000)

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3366
Revised: 10/19/2007

(Correction)Accompanied by one five round magazine, not a twenty round magazine (they never made twenty round mags).

*KIMBER MODEL 82 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN H304. Cal. 22 Hornet. Fine varmint rifle with 22″ lightweight tapered rnd bbl, made without sights with “KIMBER OF OREGON, INC., CLACKAMAS, OREGON, U.S.A.” bbl address. Receiver is grooved for scope rings. Mounted in an exceptionally beautiful 1-pc checkered Claro walnut stock with sling swivels and Niedner-style metal grip cap and checkered steel buttplate. Bolt has a chip of metal missing from sleeve. Accompanied by one orig 20 rnd magazine. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Bolt sleeve as noted, otherwise exceptionally fine, retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-59711 JR53 (500-800)

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