Spectacular Fall Firearms Auction
Largest Grossing Firearms Auction
Ever Held in the World! $9.2 Million!

Auction: October 3rd-6th, 2005

Preview: October 1 & 2, 2005

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3001

CHARLEVILLE CONVERTED MUSKET. Cal. 70. 44-3/4” bbl. French proof marks are the only other markings on the gun. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina overall with moderate to heavy surface rust. Stock has been chipped, cut and refinished, with several new cracks developing. 4-56912 FS189 (1,500-2,500)

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3002

CONVERTED BRITISH THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET. Cal. 69. 39” rnd bbl. Dated “1813” on the lockplate with heavy continental type bolster conversion. Marked “BW656” on top of the bbl and “N1525” on the left counterplate. There are also numerous letters stamped into the wood along with an East India Company mark. CONDITION: Gray patina with pitting. Wood has some minor repairs. Mechanically good. 4-57055 (700-1,000)

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3003

ENFIELD MODEL 1853 TYPE MUSKET WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD. Cal. 60. 39” rnd bbl. Lockplate is stamped with a crown over “Sp. & Sr.”. There is an American eagle inlayed into the left side of the stock and a hole drilled in the left cheekpiece. This is equipped with a folded canvas sling with one hook. The bayonet and scabbard are standard Enfield. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall. Wood has normal handling marks. Sling is stained along the edges and some damage at each of the holes. Bayonet and scabbard are fine. 4-56324 FS159 (2,000-3,000)

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3004

WHITNEY CONVERSION MUSKET WITH SOUTH CAROLINA MARKINGS AND BAYONET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. Dated 1833 on the lockplate and bbl tang. “LS” cartouche on the left side of the stock. “S.CAROLINA” is stamped on top of the bbl. Besides the regular US inspector marks this has “IC” on the left side of the bbl and stock and “34” on the buttplate and bbl bands. The bayonet does not fit well as the lug has been removed from the top of the bbl. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with light to moderate pitting. Wood is sharp. Action is fine. 4-57245 FS241 (3,000-4,000)

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3005

NIPPES CONVERTED MODEL 1840 MUSKET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. Replaced ramrod. Dated “1845” on the lockplate. Cartouches are faintly visible. CONDITION: Light pitting. Crack at the wrist. Mechanically good. 4-57058 (650-850)

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3006

POMEROY MODEL 1830 BELGIAN CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. Dated “1831” on lockplate and bbl band. “EB / 2” and “FM” cartouches on the left side of the stock. Standard Pomeroy markings on the lockplate. Ramrod is not original. CONDITION: Rust/brown patina. Wood is fine with sharp edges and normal handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-57059 (700-1,100)

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3007

HEWES & PHILIPS CONVERSION OF A SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1820 MUSKET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. Has the standard Springfield markings on the lockplate. Rear 1-1/8” of the bbl has been cut off and new breech plug assembly installed. This has the “H & P” marking on the outer edge. There are miscellaneous stamps, possibly associated with the conversion, on various parts. Breech plug is dated 1862. Bayonet is standard. CONDITION: Metal has been professional cleaned to bright and has a nice appearance. Stock has been repaired and refinished, maintaining sharp edges. Mechanically fine. 4-56315 FS156 (1,500-2,000)

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3008

CONVERTED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 MUSKET. SN 58. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. The lockplate is dated 1816. The rear of the bbl was cut off and a new breech plug installed. It is marked “CITY / OF / PHILADA / A.WURFFLEIN”. The SN is on the bbl and the top of the converted lockplate. There are heavy vice marks at the rear of the bbl. “EB / 3” cartouche on the left side of the stock along with the number “23”. The nipple is missing, and the hammer is an incorrect replacement. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light pitting. Wood is solid with minor chips and gouges. Mechanically needs work. 4-57240 FS178 (1,000-2,000)

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3009

FINE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 MUSKET WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD. Cal. 58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1863 on lock and bbl. “HGH” and “ESA” cartouches on the left side of the stock, the latter only partially readable. Bayonet and scabbard are for an Enfield rifle and slightly loose on this gun. Frog of the scabbard is surcharged “OHIO” but the same mark does not appear on the stock. Bbl and bbl bands have been blued. Ramrod is a replica. CONDITION: Brilliant casehardening colors on the lockplate. Bright colors on the trigger guard and buttplate. About 90% of reblue on the bbl and bbl bands remains. Bayonet has a gray/brown patina. Scabbard is scuffed and chipped. Mechanically fine. 4-56325 FS146 (2,000-3,000)

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3010

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 58. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Bayonet is from an Enfield and is missing the scabbard. Dated “1861” on the lockplate. Bbl markings have been removed. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to bright. Stock has been broken through the wrist and repaired. Lock is fine. 4-56948 (500-1,000)

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3011

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 58. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Standard bayonet missing the scabbard. CONDITION: Faint casehardening colors on the lockplate and hammer. Balance of the metal has been cleaned with some light pitting remaining. Stock has been cleaned and re-oiled. Mechanically good. 4-57373 X104 (1,000-1,500)

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3012

NORWICH MODEL 1861 CONTRACT RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. 40″ part oct bbl. Dated “1865” on the tail of the lockplate and “1864” on top of the bbl. There is no cartouche on the wood, but script initials “AGJ”, have been stamped on the upper left of the bbl with the proof marks. Bbl tang is not centered on the bbl. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall. Vice marks on the bbl and tang. Wood has minor chips and cracks. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-56913 FS204 (800-1,500)

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3013

ROBINSON MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 50. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Marked “E. ROBINSON” in an arc over “NEW YORK” at the front of the lockplate. This marking is much deeper than the eagle and date and is possibly re stamped. Dated “1864” on the lockplate, “1863” on the bbl. There is a partial cartouche on the left side of the stock. Rear sight is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with signs of cleaning of the bbl. Lockplate is pitted, but the hammer and bolster have little pitting. Wood generally good. 4-56855 (750-1,250)

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3014

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated “1864” on lock and bbl. Cartouches are faintly visible but not readable. CONDITION: Metal parts have been cleaned to bright with sharp edges remaining. Edges on the wood have been rounded slightly and many dents and scratches remain. Mechanically good. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55701 FS154 (1,000-1,500)

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3015

COLT SPECIAL MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD. Cal. 58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1862 on the lock and bbl. “F.C” inspector marks on the left side of the bbl but not on the stock. Bayonet is correct. Scabbard has an “R. NECE” maker’s stamp and large “Laidley” inspector marks. Tip of the scabbard is broken off but is present. CONDITION: Fine to excellent. There is a coating of dried grease on all of the metal but it appears to be unused. Stock is only roughly finished with sanding marks and rounded edges. Bayonet is bright. Scabbard is scuffed as well as broken. Mechanically fine. 4-56328 FS147 (2,500-3,500)

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3016

BUTTERFIELD CONVERSION HARPERS FERRY MUSKET WITH BAYONET. SN 100. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. This is the third type Butterfield conversion without the priming mechanism. New bolster is installed at the rear of the bbl and the large hammer without the primer grooves is installed. Bbl is marked just in front of the breech plug “BUTTERFIELD’S / PHILADELA”. Bayonet is standard. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with widely scattered light pitting. Wood has normal handling marks. Mechanically good. Only a few of these were made. 4-56316 FS158 (2,000-3,000)

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3017

WHITNEY MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. 40” part oct bbl. Dated 1859 on the lockplate with “E.WHITNEY / N.HAVEN” at the front of the lockplate. There are no marks on the bbl. CONDITION: Metal parts, except the lock, have been filed and polished, removing the marks. Lock has a gray patina with scattered light pitting. Stock has been repaired and refinished. Ramrod is a replacement. Mechanically good. 4-56335 FS145 (1,500-2,500)

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3018

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 69. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Dated “1858” on the lockplate and bbl. No inspector marks or cartouches are visible. Brass forearm tip. Bayonet clasp is missing its lock screw. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate to heavy pitting. Wood has been revarnished. Mechanically good. 4-57371 FS218 (2,000-3,000)

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3019

RARE NIPPES MAYNARD PRIMER CONVERSION MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. Nippes lockplate is dated “1841”, bbl is dated “1842”. Two cartouches “JJG” and “W.A.T” appear on the left side of the stock along with two sets of inspector marks. Nippes priming mechanism, which has the proper Maynard patent dates is shaped completely different from the system made at other factories. 1,000 of them were supposed to have been made, but they are hardly ever seen today. CONDITION: Heavy rust/brown patina overall with moderate pitting at the breech. Bayonet has the same patina. Stock is very good with sharp edges. Mechanically good. 4-56317 FS186 (1,000-2,000)

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3020

RARE BUTTERFIELD CONVERSION MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. Harpers Ferry lock is dated “1816” but the date on the bbl was removed during the conversion. Lockplate is marked “BUTTERFIELD’S / PATENT DEC 11. 1855 / PHILADELA”. System is similar to Sharps’ earlier system using a small wafer of fulminate enclosed in copper cups. These are propelled forward by an arm attached to the hammer and crushed by a rod hitting against an anvil in the bolster. Feeder, spring, and brass catch are missing. Bayonet is numbered “2753” on the side and has various initials on different parts. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light pitting. 4-56908 (1,500-2,500)

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3021

FINE WHITWORTH VOLUNTEER RIFLE. SN 899. Cal. 50. 33” rnd bbl. Brass tip ramrod. Marked “WHITWORTH RIFLE CO MANCHESTER” on front of the lock and under the safety. There is a crown over W at the rear of the lockplate. The top of the bbl is marked “WHITWORTH PATENT” referring to the hexagonal bore. The serial number and Birmingham proof marks appear on the upper left side of the bbl. CONDITION: Very fine. 50% blue mixed with light surface rust on the bbl and faint casehardening on the lockplate, also mixed with light surface rust. Trigger guard, bbl bands, patch box, and buttplate have traces of blue and some light pitting. Wood is sharp with sharp rifling and only minor denting. 4-55150 FS108 (4,000-5,000)

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3022

ALTERED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 MUSKET. Cal. 64. 32” part oct bbl. Dated “1863” on the lockplate & “1864” on the bbl. The “ESA” cartouche is readable. There is a large eagle over “Whitney Arms Company” on the right side of the stock. CONDITION: Gray patina overall. Wood has a number of cracks, at the buttplate and at the lock area. Ramrod is a replacement. Lock is good. 4-57298 FS197 (1,500-2,500)

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3023

MODIFIED SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. 29-3/4” rnd bbl. Bbl, stock, and ramrod have been cut to the current length. Bbl bands have been slightly modified. Rear sight is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light surface rust on the bbl, trigger guard, buttplate, and bbl bands. Lockplate has 50% of the casehardening colors remaining. Stock has been sanded and refinished. Mechanically good. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55702 FS133 (400-600)

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3024

VERY FINE RARE HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE. Cal. 58. 33” part oct bbl. Dated 1857 on the lockplate and 1858 on the bbl. “SB” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The spare nipple remains in the patchbox. Iron ramrod with cupped tip for mini ball. The Harpers Ferry and other marks on the lockplate are sharp. The sight is graduated to eight. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% bright orig brown no the bbl, and only a few spots of rust stain. Lockplate has a gray patina with hints of the casehardening pattern. Wood is very sharp. Action is excellent. Probably the best to come onto the market in the last ten years!. 4-57340 (22,500-27,500)

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3025

FINE ROBBINS & LAWRENCE MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 33” rnd bbl. Dated “1850” on the lockplate and bbl tang. “WAT” and “JCB” cartouches on the left side of the stock. “J.P.C.” inspector marks on the upper left bbl and “JH” on the left side of the bbl. This was evidently one of the 4,000 furnished to the State of Massachusetts as it has the rare Drake rear sight. CONDITION: Fine with 75%(+) orig bright brown finish on the bbl and bright casehardening colors on the lockplate, turning dark on the hammer with some signs of cleaning. There are a couple of spots of deep pitting near the muzzle and a small hairline in the woodat the rear of the lock and a small, old chip forward of the lock. Sharp edges on the wood. Mechanically fine. 4-57341 FS217 (9,000-12,000)

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3026

JOHNSON MODEL 1817 CONVERSION RIFLE WITH SNELL BAYONET. Cal. 54. 35” rnd bbl. Dated 1822 on the lockplate. Belgian style conversion to percussion. Snell bayonet has been crudely added with oversized slots set too far back from the muzzle on the bbl. Pin has been added to keep the release screw from turning. There is a number “5” on the bottom of the bbl, but no number on the bayonet. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned except the bbl bands, which have a brown patina. Ramrod is a replacement. Stock is good with normal dents and scratches. Bayonet is unmarked, but is in good condition. Scabbard is missing. 4-56327 FS174 (2,000-3,000)

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3027

REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE. Cal. 54. 33” rnd bbl. Dated 1863. Sharp “HDJ” and “BH” cartouches on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Nearly new with only minor handling marks. 4-56451 FS271 (5,000-6,500)

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3028

REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 58. NSN. 33” bbl. Dated “1863” on the lock and bbl. Standard markings and features. Spare nipple is in the patchbox. Bayonet is unmarked except for inspector marks and is missing the scabbard. CONDITION: Blue/brown patina on the bbl with some original blue showing through. Casehardening on the lockplate has mostly turned to silver. Stock has sharp inspector marks and normal dents and scratches. 4-57289 (2,500-3,500)

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3029

WHITNEY PLYMOUTH RIFLE. SN 9159. Cal. 69. 33” rnd bbl. Dated “1864” on lock and bbl. Sharp “FCW.” cartouche on the left side of the stock and inspector mark “F.C.W” on the left flat of the bbl. CONDITION: Excellent with most of the armory bright finish remaining mixed with scattered dried oil and surface rust. Edges of the wood are sharp. Rear sight staff is bent slightly at the tip. 4-56336 FS144 (2,500-3,500)

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3030

WHITNEY MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 54. 33” rnd bbl. Dated 1839 on the lock and bbl. Faint cartouches on the stock are not readable. Patchbox contains the combination nipple wrench/screwdriver, the worm and screw. No nipple is present. Brass tip ramrod is correct to this rifle. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall all with light pitting. Brass has a nice patina. Wood has normal dents and scratches and has probably been cleaned. Mechanically good. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55698 FS152 (3,000-3,500)

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3031

BELGIAN COPY OF ENFIELD RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 62. 32” rnd bbl. “DG” and anchor marking on most, major parts. Rear sight is 3” long but is only graduated to 500 yards. An American eagle on a shield is screwed on top of the wrist. “OHIO.” is stamped just below this. S&K bayonet has a straight blade and does not fit the front sight. There is no scabbard. CONDITION: Gray patina with some pitting. Mechanically good. 4-56907 (1,000-2,000)

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3032

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 58. 33” part oct bbl. Dated “1858” on the lockplate. Bbl date is not legible. The spare nipple, globe sight and spare primer parts are in the patchbox. Unmarked bayonet has a 21-3/4” sgl fuller yataghan blade it is missing the scabbard and the catch. This is equipped with the Drake rear sight. Cartouche on the left side of the stock is visible but not readable. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting and some file marks at the breech. Stock has been broken through the trigger guard, and has been repaired and refinished. Bayonet has a gray patina mixed with light pitting and some sharpening along the edges. Spare parts in the patchbox are generally unused with bright blue, but have picked up some surface rust from age. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55699 FS202 (2,000-3,000)

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3033

HARPERS FERRY MISSISSIPPI RIFLE WITH LONG RANGE SIGHTS. Cal. 54. NSN. 33” bbl. Lockplate is dated “1852” and the bbl tang is dated “1848”. The 1855 long range sight has been installed, and the bottom edge of the front bbl band has been cut so that it can be removed over the added front sight. Steel ramrod is cut for the mini- ball. Rear of the bbl has “A W / P” towards the muzzle from the standard proof marks. “J L R” is stamped on the left side of the stock and inside the patchbox. Spare nipple remains in the patchbox. This Mississippi rifle has not been modified for bayonet as most Mississippi rifles were. CONDITION: 60% thinning brown remains on the bbl, and about half of the blue on the rear sight. Lockplate appears to have some blue along the bottom edge. Markings are sharp. Hammer has been blued and retains most of this finish. Brass furniture has a mellow patina with scattered corrosion. Wood is fine with sharp edges and only a few dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-57372 FS228 (4,000-6,000)

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3034

WHITNEY MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 33” rnd bbl. No inspector or cartouches on the gun. Worm & the screw are contained in the patchbox. CONDITION: Brown patina overall. Brass is fine. Mechanically fine. 4-57056 (2,250-2,750)

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3035

WHITNEY MODEL 1842 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. Usual configuration with 33″ rnd bbl, fixed sights, brass furniture with brass tipped iron ramrod. Breech end of the bbl has usual markings with the maker’s name on the lockplate in front of the hammer and “N. Haven / 1850” vertically behind the hammer. CONDITION: Very good. Iron retains a dark brown patina with light pitting overall & moderate pitting around the nipple area. Lockplate is a mottled silver brown with light pitting. Brass was cleaned & shined and is now beginning to patinate. Wood is sound showing heavy wear with light nicks, dings & scratches. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-55079 JR209 (2,000-3,000)

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3036

RARE LEMAN MUSKET. Cal. 67. 33” part oct bbl. The Model 1855 sight is mounted backwards. Marked “H. E. LEMAN / LANCASTER PA”. There is no sling swivel on the trigger guard or provision for one any place else on the gun. The rnd iron patchbox is unmarked. There are no inspector marks although there are some initials carved in the stock. CONDITION: Gray patina with very light pitting overall. Wood is generally good with a repair above the lockplate. Mechanically good. 4-57325 FS201 (2,000-3,000)

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3037

RARE KRIDER ENFIELD TYPE MUSKET. Cal. 58. 33” rnd bbl. Marked “KRIDER” on the lockplate. No cartouches or inspector marks. The brass Sharps type patchbox “G. MC D” on the outside and “KRIDER” inside. The furniture is brass except the forearm tip, which is pewter. The iron ramrod has a brass tip. CONDITION: Considerable blue on the front of the bbl, mostly light to moderate pitting behind the rear sight. Wood is sharp with few handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-57297 FS183 (1,500-2,500)

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3039

NAVY ARMS ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD. SN 14617. Cal. 54. 33” rnd bbl. Made for Navy Arms by Zoli in Italy. CONDITION: Appears to be unused. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55731 FS151 (300-400)

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3041

US MODEL 1921 CONVERSION PISTOL. Cal .54. 10-1/4” rnd bbl. All markings have been removed from the lockplate. 1821 at the rear. There are no markings on the bbl or the new breech plug. Cartouche on the stock is not readable. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina with light pitting. Brown coating covers all of the metal. Loading swivel has been riveted on both sides. Wood has moderate dents and scratches. Mechanically good. 4-56888 (1,500-2,500)

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3042

WATERS CONVERTED MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard Waters markings dated “1838” on the lockplate with standard inspectors initials and cartouches on the stock and bbl. An additional marking “LAMBERT” is on the front of the lock ahead of the Waters marking and below a spray of engraving, which matches that on the conversion hammer. “J. JACKSON” stamped his name three times on the stock, breaking it twice in the process. CONDITION: Grey patina with light pitting overall, heavier at the breech. Wood has repairs at the rear of the lockplate but needs others at the rear lockplate screw, lockplate and forearm. Mechanically good. 4-56931 FS45 (1,500-2,500)

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3043

JOHNSON MODEL 1836 CONVERSION PISTOL. Standard military markings on the lockplate, rear of the bbl and left side of the stock are faint due to an overall refinish. Top of the bbl is marked “OSGOOD GUN WORKS / NORWICH.CONN.” (partially under the bbl band). The bbl band, sideplate, buttcap, backstrap, and trigger guard have been nickel-plated apparently by Osgood. A brass bead front sight has been added. CONDITION: Retains about 90% of the nickel-plating. There is fire blue on the lockplate, but the hammer has a rust brown patina. Mechanically fine. 4-56370 FS43 (2,000-3,000)

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3044

CONVERTED JOHNSON MODEL 1836 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-½” rnd bbl. All metal parts have been nickel-plated. Dated “1841” on the lockplate. “JH” and “W.A.T” cartouches appear on the left side of the stock. “JH” inspector marks appear on top of the bbl and sgl “H” appear on some of the nickel-plated parts. CONDITION: Retains most of the nickel-plating with mild flaking on the butt cap and trigger guard. Wood is fine with minor chips around the bbl band. Mechanically fine. 4-56930 (1,000-2,000)

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3045

JOHNSON MODEL 1842 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-½” rnd bbl. Marked with standard marks on the lockplate. Dated “1853” on the lockplate and the bbl tang. An anchor has been stamped at the rear of the bbl. “STEEL” is stamped on the left side of the bbl. CONDITION: Iron parts have been cleaned to bright with scattered spots of rust and pitting. Some evidence of heat at the front of the bbl. Brass has been cleaned removing part of the marks and is toning in several different colors. Mechanically fine. Stock has been heavily cleaned leaving some of the grain standing proud. Hints of a cartouche on the left part of the stock. 4-56953 X23 (1,000-1,500)

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3046

DERINGER BOXLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. 6” rnd bbl. Marked “DERINGER / PHILADELA “ on the lockplate and bbl. No inspector marks but has “US” above the Deringer name on the lockplate. CONDITION: Iron surfaces have been cleaned to gray leaving scattered pitting and light surface rust. Stock is cracked at the lockplate screw and has been varnished overall. Mechanically fine. 457332 FS100 (1,000-1,500)

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3047

AMES MODEL 1842 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 54. 6” rnd bbl. Dated 1845 on the lock and bbl. Standard Ames markings appear to be on the lockplate but hard to read. The inspector marks on the bbl are sharp. CONDITION: Bbl and brass fitting have been polished. Lockplate and hammer are evenly pitted. Stock has been repaired and refinished. 4-57220 (1,000-1,500)

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3048

ASSEMBLED ASTON MODEL 1842 PISTOL. Cal. 58. 8-½” rnd bbl. Standard Aston markings at the front and rear on the lockplate, which is dated “1851”. Date on top is illegible due to pitting. The “W.A.T” cartouche is visible on the left side of the stock, but the other is not. The “S.K / P” part of the bbl marking is visible but the US has been removed so that a new “U.S.N.” marking could be added. CONDITION: Ramrod assembly is a reproduction, which has been artificially aged. Some of the screws are bright blue others are deeply rusted. Bbl has been partially cleaned but moderate to heavy pitting remains. File marks around the breech. Lockplate and hammer are deeply rusted. Brass parts have a dark patina with heavy dents and file marks on the bbl band. Mechanically good. 4-56890 (750-1,750)

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3049

CONVERTED MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54. 8-1/2”bbl. Most of the markings were removed from the lockplate during the conversion. The rear of the bbl was removed and a new breech plug and nipple and hammer were installed. The orig flintlock cartouches are still readable on the stock. CONDITION: Metal parts have been cleaned to bright with scattered light pitting. Wood is fine. Action is fine. 4-57221 FS77 (1,000-2,000)

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3050

CONVERTED NORTH MODEL 1819 PISTOL. Cal .58. 10” rnd bbl. Lockplate dated “1822”. No date visible on the bbl. Standard proof marks on the bbl with a very faint “S.N.Y.” mark on top. Converted by drum and nipple method with a new hammer. CONDITION: Had been heavily cleaned with a brown coating over the metal. Stock has been broken, repaired, refinished, and is broken again. Mechanically good. 4-56376 H21 (750-1,250)

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3051

CONVERTED NORTH MODEL 1819 PISTOL. The safety and date on the rear of the lock were removed during the conversion process along with part of the “North” marking in front of the new hammer. The conversion is a bolster type done by Andrew Wurflein in Philadelphia. It has his mark “A.W” on the flat of the bolster. The orig flintlock cartouche on the left of the stock is visible but not readable. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall. Stock has been cleaned and varnished over dents and scratches. Action is good. 4-57266 FS70 (2,500-3,500)

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3052

PALMETTO ARMORY SGL SHOT PISTOL. Lock marked rear of hammer “COLUMBIA, S.C. 1852”. Forward of hammer “PALMETTO ARMORY S*C” encircles a palm tree. Bbl is marked w/ a “P” over “V” and a palmetto tree proof. Bbl tang is dated 1853. CONDITION: Stock cleaned and varnished. Small areas of wood fill. Metal surfaces cleaned. Markings are all good. 1853 on tang is about 50% missing. Bbl tang is cracked and soldered. Loading assembly has brass tip, may be replaced. Lock mortise is worn and lock fits very loosely. Back strap has an old braised and pinned repair. 4-56369 JS58 (3,500-4,500)

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3053

PALMETTO ARMORY MODEL 1842 SGL SHOT PISTOL. Cal. 62. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard Palmetto Armory stamp in front of the hammer with “COLUMBIA / S. C. 1852” in two vertical lines at the rear of the lockplate. Upper left part of the bbl has the “P” over the palmetto tree proofs. It is marked “WM GLAZE & CO.” on the left side of the bbl. There are no proof or inspector marks. CONDITION: Pitting. Brass fixtures all have a dark patina. Wood repaired at the rear lockplate screw. Mechanically fine. 4-57434 (4,500-6,500)

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3054

SOUTHERN PERCUSSION CONVERSION OF THE US MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Standard model 54 cal. Model 1836 smooth bore sgl shot pistol as produced by Asa Waters & Robert Johnson. 8-1/2” rnd bbl with brass blade front sight, oval rear sight on the bbl tang, with an overall length of 14”. Swivel type steel ramrod with button shaped head and iron furniture. This example was converted to percussion having a bolster inserted into the bbl’s touchhole and the complete replacement with a lock plate and hammer. The non military type lock plate is signed “C.H. Slocomb & Co./NEW ORLEANS.” Lock plate has a dbl line edge decoration, scrollwork, and two pheasants flying from a marsh behind the hammer, typical of those used on full and half-stock rifles. The hammer matches the lock plate with similar engraving and is of the civilian type. CONDITION: Very good. All metal has been cleaned to a light gray appearance with some heavy pitting near bolster. All markings are clear. Stock is worn with a hairline fracture through the butt. 4-57229 CW76 (1,500-2,000)

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3055

ASTON MODEL 1842 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal .54. 8-½” rnd bbl. Dated “1851” at the rear of the lockplate, 1850 on the tang of the bbl. Left side of the stock is stamped with “JH” cartouche “W.A.T” cartouche and “JH” inspector marks. A sgl “H” appears on all of the plated brass parts. Same inspector mark is used on the left side of the bbl. Inspector mark on the top of the bbl is “J.P.C.” CONDITION: Smooth uncleaned metal with some corrosion showing on the nickel-plated brass. Stock has sharp edges but there is a small crack at the rear lockplate screw. Most of the plating remains on the brass parts except for the trigger guard, which is worn. Mechanically fine. 4-56375 FS50 (2,500-3,500)

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3056

ASTON MODEL 1842 MARTIAL PISTOL. Standard Aston markings on the lockplate. Dated 1848 on the lockplate and bbl tang. Strong “JH” and “W.A.T.” inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock. The bbl has an “SM” inspector mark. CONDITION: Metal and wood has light dents overall, somewhat heavier on the left side of the stock. Light pitting overall, heavier around the breech. Except for the denting and a short crack at the rear lockplate screw, the stock is fairly good. Mechanically fine. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55742 FS47 (800-1,200)

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3057

CASED PAIR OF EDWARDS DUELING PISTOLS. Cal .69. 8”oct bbls. With two crown over “P” cartouches on the upper left flat. The lockplate is marked “EDWARDS” while the bbl is marked “DUBLIN”. The walnut stock has an oct cross section behind the lockplate with silver stars inlayed on each side and oval initial plates on the bottom and in a normal position. The brass furniture has light engraving except the sideplate which has ornate cutouts. This is cased in a normal British type case lined with green baize. It contains, besides the pistols, a later fluted flask, a plated pewter oil bottle, a bullet mold marked “25”, a screwdriver, flints, lead balls and a key which does not operate the lock. CONDITION: Very good overall. Light cleaning visible on the metal. Wood is clean but has probably been re varnished. Mechanically fine. Case has stains and repairs to the lining. Accessories are later replacements. Covers to the side compartments are replacements. One cock cracked and repaired. Case lid is slightly warped. 4-57085 (5,000-7,000)

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3058

CASED PAIR OF HOWELL TRAVELER’S PISTOLS. Cal. 50. 6-3/8” oct. bbls. Saw handle grips. Marked “W. T. HOWELL / & CO” on the lockplates & “PHILADELPHIA” on the bbls. There are also two silver bands at the rear of the bbls. Howell was the son of & successor to Thomas Howell. William worked in Philadelphia from 1837 –1847. The casing is undoubtedly American & probably done for Howell. It is lined with maroon velvet & has fitted compartments for an eagle flask, a bullet mold, & a cleaning rod. Unreserved compartments hold some cast balls, a cap tin, & a key, which does not operate the lock. CONDITION: Fine with little sign of use. Bbls have a gray patina with hints of color showing through light surface rust. Stocks show only tiny marks. Eagle flask retains about 80% of its bright brown & blue finish. Case is fine, although the lock is not functioning. 4-57284 FS123 (5,000-7,000)

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3059

PAIR OF ST. LOUIS PERCUSSION PISTOLS. Cal .36. SN 80. 9”oct Damascus bbls Marked “T. J. ALBRIGHT / ST. LOUIS MO “. This pair of pistols was imported for Albright probably from Southern Europe there are many initials on the bottom, but no proof marks. CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned leaving some light pitting, but heavy vise marks at the rear of the bbl. Wood has been re varnished over light dents and scratches the checkering is sharp. Set triggers and locks both work fine. 4-57082 FS49 (3,000-5,000)

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3060

PAIR OF DRAGOON SADDLE HOLSTERS. No markings. There are tubes for five paper cartridges under each flap. CONDITION: Light cracking on connecting strap and tie down straps. Considerable chipping to the black finish. Leather has been treated and is supple. 4-56898 (1,500-2,500)

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3061

RARE JENKS TINNED MULE EAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 10. 24-1/4″ part oct bbl. One of only a couple known, smooth bore, unrifled. This example with an unaltered round loading hole on top of the bbl. Marked “WM JENKS / USN / RC / P / 1845″. The lockplate is marked “WM JENKS / N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS”. CONDITION: Retains approx. 90% orig tin, worn on the mule ear hammer and the loading lever. Wood generally good. Mechanically fine. 4-57346 (6,500-8,500)

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3062

FINE REMINGTON/JENKS MILITARY CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 6/50. 35-1/4 “ part oct bbl. Marked “WM JENKS / USM / RP / P / 1847 / CAST-STEEL ”, on top of the bbl in front of the oval loading hole. Maynard primer lockplate is marked “REMINGTON’S / HERKIMER / N.Y” CONDITION: Fine with 85% original brown on the bbl. Traces of finish on the lockplate 80% blue on the operating lever. The left side of the stock “RP” cartouche and normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-57241 FS215 (3,000-4,000)

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3063

FINE JENKS MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 52. SN 11/27. 35-1/4 “ part oct bbl. Marked “WM JENKS / USM / RP / P / 1843 ” on top of the bbl in front of the oval loading hole. The lockplate is marked “WM JENKS / N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD / MASS”. There are two unreadable cartouches on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Traces of original finish at the rear of the bbl and on the operating lever. Mostly gray patina elsewhere. Stock has been cracked above the trigger guard. Repaired, sanded and refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-57294 FS124 (3,000-4,000)

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3064

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1852 MUSKETOON. Cal. 57. 28-1/8” rnd bbl. Dated “1852” on the lock & bbl. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall. The action is fine. 4-56955 (2,000-3,000)

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3065

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1848 CAVALRY MUSKETOON. Cal. 72. NSN. 69” rnd bbl. Marked “SPRING / FIELD / 1848” in three vertical lines at the tail of the lockplate. No other markings. Nipple and sling ring bar are replacements. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned with moderate pitting remaining. There is also light to moderate pitting on the lockplate. Brass has been cleaned in the past but is beginning to tone down. Stock has been broken, repaired and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-56940 FS227 (2,000-3,000)

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3066

SPRINGFIELD MUSKETOON WITH BAYONET. Cal. 69. NSN. 26” rnd bbl. Dated “1853” on the lockplate, “1854” on the bbl tang. Sharp “JS” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The bayonet has a 17-1/2” blade and a 2-5/8” socket, which has been modified at the rear end and does not quite fit properly. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have been cleaned to bright, but some light pitting remains. Stock is fine with sharp edges and minor handling marks. Mechanically good. 4-57213 FS216 (2,500-3,500)

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3067

SPRINGFIELD SAPPER & MINER CARBINE WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD. Cal. 69. 26” rnd bbl. Dated 1855 on the lockplate and bbl. “JS” cartouche on the left side of the stock. The bayonet has a 22” sgl fuller dbl edge blade. It is marked “US / N.W.P” on the right ricasso, 1847 on the left. There is also an “RC” inspector mark on the upper cross guard. The leather scabbard has a brass throat and tip but no marks. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with spots of surface rust. Wood is fine with good edges and minor dents and dings. Mechanically fine. Blade of the bayonet has light to moderate pitting. Hilt has a dark patina. Scabbard is bent and oil soaked. 4-57293 FS169 (3,000-5,000)

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3068

UNIDENTIFIED WATERS CONVERSION MUSKETOON. Cal. 69. NSN. 30” rnd bbl. Bbl tang is dated “1842”. Furniture is all brass. “US” inspector marks are faintly visible on the upper left side of the bbl. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina overall with light pitting getting heavier towards the breech. Wood has normal handling marks. There is a crack at the rear lockplate screw. Lock is good. 4-56338 FS223 (1,000-2,000)

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3069

HALL MODEL 1833 CARBINE WITH SLIDING BAYONET. Cal. 54. NSN. 26-3/16” rnd bbl. The 22” triangular bayonet slides into the forearm. Dated “1837” on top of the breech plug. Has been reblued. Other parts appear to have a black paint finish. CONDITION: Retains most of the reblue on the hammer and breechplug. 60% of the black paint and remains on the bbl and bbl band. Stock has been repaired and sanded, removing most of the inspector cartouche on the left side. Action is fine. 4-56347 FS209 (2,000-3,000)

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3070

HALL/NORTH FISHTAIL LEVER CARBINE. Cal. 54. NSN. 21” rnd bbl. Standard North markings on top of the breech block which is dated “1840”. “JCB” inspector mark on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Fine overall with 60% original brown on the bbl and action. Casehardening turning gray on the breech block. Sharp edges on the wood. 4-56322 FS210 (1,500-2,500)

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3071

HALL/NORTH MODEL 1942 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52. NSN. 21” rnd bbl. Dated “1846” on the breech block. “JH” inspector mark on the receiver, none on the stock. CONDITION: Excellent with 80% brown on the bbl and action. 95% blue on the operating lever, spring and screws. Stock has very sharp edges with only minor dents and dings. 4-56340 FS211 (3,000-4,000)

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3072

NORTH/HALL SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52. NSN. 21″ rnd bbl. Marked “U.S / S NORTH / MIDDTN / CONN. / 1847” on top of the breech block. Sharp “WAT” cartouche mark on the right side of the stock, “GWH” on the left side. CONDITION: Retains about 75-85%(+) of the brown finish on the bbl and action. There is bright blue on the operating lever. The stock edges are sharp, with crisp cartouches. 4-57345 FS206 (7,500-10,000)

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3073

CONVERTED HALL RIFLE. Cal. 52. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Consignor was told this was a Confederate conversion but we have no way of confirming. Converted by grinding off the top of the breechblock and adding a very large percussion hammer to the top of the orig flint shank. The front sight is missing. The ramrod was replaced. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting overall. Wood is generally good and has a museum tag in the bottom. Mechanically good. 4-57242 (2,000-3,000)

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3074

CONVERTED HALL MODEL 1819 RIFLE. Cal. 56. NSN. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. A number of Halls were converted to percussion during the Civil War. This may be one of those (some examples covered in the book Cofederat Rifle and Muskets by Murphy & Madaus. This is a non-arsenal conversion with a new nose and spur added to the modified and filled hammer. Pan was cut off above the level of the breechblock. Front sight has also been altered. Marked “J.H. HALL / H.FERRY / 1824 / U S” on top of the breech plate. This was the last year that the Model 1819 with the bbl band springs were made. CONDITION: Brown patina overall. Catch lever repaired. Ramrod is missing. 4-56915 (2,000-3,000)

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3075

CONVERTED HALL RIFLE. Cal. 52. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. A number of Hall rifles at the outbreak of the Civil War were converted in the Confederacy to percussion. The book Confederate Rifles and Muskets by Murphy & Maddaus documents similar conversions. Converted by grinding off the top of the breechblock and adding a very large percussion hammer to the top of the orig flint shank. CONDITION: Very heavy pitting overall. Wood is generally good and has a museum tag in the bottom. Mechanically good. 4-57257 (1,500-2,500)

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3076

MODIFIED HALL RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. A number of these Halls were converted to percussion by the Confederacy during the Civil War. This conversionis similar in appearance to examples given in the book Confederate Rifles & Muskets by Murphy & Madaus. Dated “1832” on top of the breechblock. Hammer has been converted to percussion by adding a new top to the flintlock hammer. Front sight is missing. Buttstock has also been modified with a new iron buttplate. About 2” was cut off the butt. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Wood sanded. Mechanically good. 4-56952 (2,000-3,000)

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3077

EXTREMELY FINE SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 RIFLE. SN 37214. Cal. 56. 30” rnd bbl. Standard Sharps markings on the bbl, receiver, and lockplate. Cartouche on the left side of the stock is given as “GWR” in Man At Arms Vol. 25, Number 3, 2003 on pg 36 and 37, but appears to be something else, possibly “TWR”. The Navy placed an order for 900 of these rifles September 9, 1859 with deliveries before the end of the year. This is undoubtedly one of those rifles. CONDITION: About 90% of the blue remains on the bbl. Casehardening colors are brilliant on the patchbox, buttplate, and left side of the receiver. Somewhat faded on the right side of the receiver, inside the lever and bbl bands. Most of the screws have a brilliant fire blue. Wood shows no use but has some cracks and chips at the rear of the forearm. Action is excellent. 4-57014 FS143 (15,000-25,000)

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3078

GWYNN & CAMPBELL TYPE II CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 3016. Usual configuration with 20″ oct to rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight & 600 yard ladder rear sight with short base. Made without forestock, it has a square sided receiver with long back action lock with usual markings. It has walnut stock with perch belly & a crisp cartouche on the left wrist. It has a smooth steel carbine buttplate. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue with some scattered spots of light discoloration. Receiver, lever, lockplate & hammer retain most of their vivid orig case colors, only slightly faded with a few spots of surface discoloration. Breech block retains about 95% orig niter blue with one spot of light surface discoloration. Top tang retains about 65-70% orig blue. Stock is sound with a few minor storage nicks & has the wonderful unused feathered look. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Probably unfired & non-issued. 4-56339 JR648 (4,000-7,000)

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3079

RARE MONT STORM SPORTING CARBINE. Cal. 577. SN 491. 20-3/8” rnd bbl. Marked “WM MONT. STORM / 3. ROOD LANE. / LONDON.” On the lockplate and “WM MONT. STORM’S. / PATENT” on top of the breech plug. Forearm tip in front of the bbl band is horn. CONDITION: 90% blue on the bbl and action. 30% on the lock and hammer. Military proofed bbl band is probably a replacement as it has some filing and little or no finish. Stock is very good with minor handling marks. Action is stuck in the closed position, but probably easily fixed after soaking in oil. 4-56345 FS212 (2,500-3,500)

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3080

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1865 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN C44324. Standard carbine with usual markings throughout. It has a 22″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, and carbine ladder rear sight with “R.S.L.” inspector marks on the left side at the receiver. The stock does not have an inspector’s cartouche which is consistent with this being one of the scarce civilian model carbines. It has a sling bar and ring on the left side. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue and the receiver about 75-80% strong but fading orig case colors. Wood is sound with a few nicks and dings and retains most of the origl finish. Crisp mechanics and bright shiny bore. 4-54949 JR756 (7,500-9,000)

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3081

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 BERDAN SHARP SHOOTER TYPE RIFLE. Cal. 52. SN 57290. Fine 3-band rifle with 30″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with Lawrence Patent 900 yard ladder rear sight. It has usual bbl, receiver & lockplate markings. Right flat of the bbl, just forward of the receiver & just above the forearm, is stamped “USSS” for U.S. Sharp Shooters. Stock has iron 2-pc patchbox with musket buttplate & it has sling loops on the stock & middle band. These rifles saw extensive service throughout the Civil War, primarily in Col. Hiram Berdan’s Sharp Shooter Regiment & later on the frontier during the Western movement. This rifle was discovered in & consigned from Wyoming. Accompanied by a 2-groove, 52 cal, hollow base, and excavated, lead bullet. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl is a cleaned silver/gray patina with light pitting. Receiver is a mottled silver/gray patina with some moderate pitting & a series of light shallow dents. Takedown lever is heavily pitted with the tip broken away & the lever shows heavy pitting as does the patchbox cover. Wood is sound showing heavy use, battered near the tip & retains a smooth dark brown hand worn patina. Forearm screw is battered & re-cut. Will not hold on safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine & moderate pitting. 4-57438 JR713 (10,000-14,000)

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3082

SHARPS MODEL 1851 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 1159. Cal. 54. 21-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard Maynard markings on the lockplate. Sharps markings on the receiver & Robbins & Lawrence markings on the bbl. The front lock plate screw is missing. The rear bbl sight is an incorrect replacement. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the lockplate. Other metal has blue/brown to rust brown patina. Wood has normal dents and dings with a large chip at the action no the forearm, and some minor cracks. Mechanically needs adjusted. 4-57258 FS194 (6,000-8,000)

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3083

RARE EARLY GWYN & CAMPBELL GRAPEVINE CARBINE “COSMOPOLITON TRANSITION”. SN 10. Cal. 53. 20” part oct bbl. The early marking with Gwyn & Campbell in a large arc covering the three line address and patent information is at the front of the right side of the frame. The SN is on the frame, bbl, breechblock and upper tang. The hammer and lever have a rounded contour in long sweeping lines, hence the grape vine appellation. Few of these were made before the modified lockplate with the shorter marking was introduced. This is the exact example shown in Renschler’s book p. 47. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with scattered light pitting. Wood has been cleaned with a few dents and scratches remaining. Mechanically fine. 4-57347 X117 (7,000-9,000)

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3084

BURNSIDE SECOND MODEL SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 1650. 21” rnd bbl. Marked “BURNSIDE PATENT. / MARCH 25TH 1856.” on top of the receiver and “CAST-STEEL 1861” on top of the bbl. Also marked with the company address on the lockplate, and “FOSTERS PATENT” on the lever latch. CONDITION: Fine with 90% blue on the bbl, 50% on the lever and scattered traces elsewhere. Large cartouche “J.P.F” is stamped on top of the cone at the buttplate. No other proof marks appear on the gun. Wood is fine. Action is fine. 4-56938 FS224 (3,000-5,000)

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3085

ALTERED SPENCER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50 Spencer. SN 17508. Fine Springfield re-worked carbine with 22″ 3-groove bbl with standard sights and usual configuration with Stabler cut-off. It has a sling bar & ring on the left side of the wrist with a fine clear “ESA” cartouche. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl had all of the markings removed during the conversion & refinishing process & now retains 40-50% thin orig blue turned plum in the middle with some very light, very fine surface rust & a few spots of deeper rust. Receiver, lever, hammer, lockplate & buttplate retain about 50% good case colors, strong in the sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere with some fine surface pitting. Wood is sound with a bruise on the forearm & light handling & storage marks elswhere and retains most of its fine orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-54957 JR754 (4,000-6,000)

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3086

IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR USED STARR PERCUSSION CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 18150. Usual configuration with 21” rnd bbl, marked “STARR ARMS Co / YONKERS.N.Y.” on the lockplate with the same marking in one line on top of the bbl. An issue mark “1 / ARK / K” (Co. K, 1st Arkansas Cavalry) is stamped over the chamber. One cartouche is partially obscured, the other is mostly legible. Name “RC TAYLOR” is roughly carved on the left side of the wrist. Accompanying this carbine is a large packet of information on Reuben C. Taylor who enlisted in the 1st Arkansas Cavalry on August 7, 1882 and was discharged in August of 1865. He died in 1914 in Zinc, Arkansas. It appears that Taylor’s unit spent most of the war on the Western frontier in Missouri, Illinois & Arkansas and was engaged in a variety of skirmishes & small battles. Accompanied also by a letter from the Horse Soldier guaranteeing the authenticity of this carbine. There is also a hand written letter from Dennis E. Lowe authenticating this carbine. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 75-80% strong orig blue with some moderate pitting at the muzzle end and a small spot by the bbl band. Receiver & lockplate retains traces of case colors turned silver with the balance of the iron a fine smooth brown patina. Buttplate & bbl band retain a medium brass patina. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & scratches with some chips & gouges in the forearm & overall retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-54959 JR753 (4,000-6,000)

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3087

FINE MAYNARD CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 17164. 20” part oct bbl. Standard markings on both sides of the frame. “AJN” and “JM” cartouches on the left side of the stock are very sharp. “G.W.S” inspector side of the bbl is also crisp. CONDITION: 95% blue on the bbl. 90% brilliant casehardening on the right side of the frame. Slightly dull on the left side, although this might brighten up when the thick coat of dried grease is cleaned. 4-56916 FS221 (4,500-5,500)

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3088

SMITH CARBINE. SN 486. 20” bbl. Frame is marked “MANUFACTURED BY MASS. ARMS Co. CHICOPEE FALLS, ADDRESS POULTNEY & TRIMBLE BALTIMORE, USA, SMITHS PATENTED JUNE 23, 1857”. CONDITION: Bore is fine. Bbl retains 90% plus plumb/blue finish. Breech spring contains 80% bright blue finish. Frame exhibits about 25% muted case colors. Top of buttstock has two wooden pin plugs. Otherwise forestock and buttstock very good, with scattered nicks and bruises. No cartouches. 4-56314 JS71 (2,000-3,000)

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3089

PEABODY SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50. NSN. 20” rnd bbl. Standard 5-line Peabody marking on the left side of the receiver. “W.O.” cartouche on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Excellent with 95% blue on the bbl, & bright to brilliant casehardening colors on the rest of the metal. Stock has only minor marks. Mechanically fine. 4-56319 FS222 (3,000-4,000)

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3090

FINE BALL & WILLIAMS BALLARD CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 10033. Cal. 44. 22” part oct bbl. Matching numbers marked “BALLARDS PATENT /NOV. 6.1861” on the right side of the frame & “BALL & WILLIAMS /Worcester Mass./ MERWIN & BRAY. AGT’S / NEW YORK.” on the left side of the frame. “NM” cartouche appears in the center of the left side of the stock. His initials appear on top of the stock, on top of the buttplate, on the left side of the receiver and left side of the bbl. Folding rear sight only has three positions 100, 200 and 300 yards. CONDITION: 80% dull blue on the bbl. Bright blue on the extractor guide. Traces of finish elsewhere. Considerable casehardening colors remain on the covered portion of the breechblock. Stock is fine with minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-56950 FS257 (3,000-4,000)

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3091

EXTREMELY RARE CONFEDERATE ARMY OF TENNESSEE, 1862 CONTRACT BATTLE-FLAG OF THE 4th TENNESSEE INFANTRY. One of only two known “artillery” size, Beauregard pattern, battle flags from New Orleans contractor Henry Cassidy delivered to the Confederate Army of the Mississippi (afterward the Confederate Army of Tennessee), and issued to the 4th Tennessee Infantry in April of 1862. In November and December of 1861, General P.G.T. Beauregard and Joseph E. Johnston introduced the design of the now famous “Confederate Battle Flag” to the forces in Virginia. Thereafter, the design spread laterally to other Confederate forces, primarily as a result of the initiatives of Beauregard and Johnston. When Beauregard was transferred to Mississippi in early 1862, he attempted to supplant existing flags with the “battle flag” he had introduced in Virginia months earlier. Three contracts were entered into with sail maker and ship’s chandler, Henry Cassidy of New Orleans, totaling 132 battle flags, delivered in three lots in February and March of 1862. The first and the third lots included respectively 30 and 31 infantry size battle flags as well as 12 each and 8 each of battle flags of the artillery size and cavalry size flags respectively. Although manufactured branch specific in terms of their size, the flags would be issued indiscriminately to the infantry and artillery of the army as needed. The last set of flags issued had been made for Major-General Leonidas Polk’s “Corps”, but because the set was temporarily lost in transit, Polk did not receive them until after the battle of Shiloh and continued to fly the old blue silk flags issued to his command in January of 1862 from Memphis. This “artillery size” Cassidy contract battle flag was issued to the 4th Tennessee Infantry of Polk’s “Corps” at some time between Shiloh and the Army’s departure for Chattanooga in June of 1862. This battle flag, as well as the silk flag the unit had received from Memphis., were later present (and photographed) when the survivors of the 4th Tennessee met at Shiloh in 1900. In common with the other Cassidy made flags, the battle flag of the 4th Tennessee Infantry is made with a field composed from a red cotton-wool warp/weft field, traversed by a 5-1/2” wide, dark blue, woolen St. Andrew’s cross, edged on its sides with strips of white cotton, 3/4” wide. Twelve (12) white, SIX POINTED silk stars are sewn at 4-1/2” intervals on the obverse side of the cross, and the blue cut away on the reverse (where the stars are only 2-3/4” to 3” across their points) to expose the white on the opposite side. A yellow, twill weave serge woolen border, 3-1/4” wide border is sewn to the three exterior sides, and a 2-1/8” wide cotton heading, pierced with five (5) hand-whipped buttonhole eyelets, finishes the fourth (staff) side. The overall resultant flag measures 35-1/2” on the staff by 37” on the fly (“Artillery” size flags were supposed to measure 36” square). With the flag (and once attached to it) is a white cotton swallowtail shaped streamer, 8” wide at the hoist and 44-1/2” wide on the fly to the streamer’s points (and 40” to the cut of the swallowtail). This streamer, which 1900 photographs show was originally attached to the blue silk, Memphis issue flag of the 4th Tennessee, is painted with the inscription “4.TH. TENN. INF.”, in black, 5-1/2” and 3-1/2” high, Roman, capital letters. Both the battle flag and the accompanying streamer descended though the last commanding officer of the 4th Tennessee Infantry- Colonel [name to follow]. CONDITION: Battle flag is in good condition but with numerous holes in the red field due to mothing of the wool. On the other hand the blue cross is in fine condition, and its silk stars show only minor cracking and splitting. Serge border also shows some moth holing but is otherwise intact. Streamer, with the unit designation, is in good condition. However, the paint used to apply the abbreviation has rotted portions of the material beneath the paint, particularly under the figures “4th”. 8-76133 HMM (90,000-120,000)

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3093

RARE, HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT U.S. NAVY “BOAT ENSIGN” CAPTURED AT BATTERY WAGNER ON MORRIS ISLAND IN 1863. On 10 July 1863, in a joint Army and Navy expedition, the reinforced Union Brigade of Gen. George C. Strong, of the Army landed on the southern tip of Morris Island near Charleston Harbor. Strong’s brigade had been conveyed to their landing in fourteen small boats and launches from ships of the federal blockading squadron. These boats were under the command of U.S. Navy Lt. A.S. Mackenzie, supported by another group of small boats with Dahlgren howitzers under the command of Lt.-Comm. Francis M. Bunch. In his report of 12 July, Mackenzie noted: “… the first American flag was placed on Morris Island by Lieutenant H. B. Robeson of the New Ironsides, who, carrying Brigadier-General Strong in his boat, landed with him”. Expedition met with initial success, sweeping north on Morris Island, capturing eight guns and three mortars, as well as five flags and 150 prisoners. Next morning, elements of five Union regiments attempted to take Battery (Fort) Wagner by storm but were repulsed with heavy losses. This flag shows evidence that it was lost at Battery Wagner on 11 July 1863. (This loss occurred a week before the more costly assault on Battery Wagner, led by the 54th MA. Inf. on 18 July 1863, made famous by the movie, “Glory”).

Flag is a U.S. Navy “Boat Ensign” (of the type flown on small boats, launches, and cutters of larger ships of the line by the Union Navy). Its size (43” on the hoist by 81-1/2” on the fly) conforms to the size prescribed in the 1863 “Tables and Allowances” for a “No. 12” U.S. Ensign (which was to be 3.70 ft. on its hoist by 7 ft. on its fly). Field is composed of thirteen horizontal, alternating red & white wool bunting stripes, conjoined by hand sewing. A 2-pc dark blue wool bunting canton is inset into the upper, hoist corner of the field, bearing a total of 13 white cotton, 5-pointed stars, appliquéd by hand to the obverse side but with the blue cut away on the reverse side and under-hemmed to expose the back of the white fabric on the obverse. Stars are arranged in five horizontal and staggered rows: 3-2-3-2-3, an arrangement that would continue for “boat ensigns” until the practice of utilizing “reduced” star count flags was eliminated in 1916. (Practice of reducing the number of stars on “boat ensigns” to enhance the stars’ visibility on smaller flags had begun in the late 1850’s, but the 13 star arrangement was not adopted until 1862). Flag was finished by hand sewing white twill weave cotton heading along the leading edge of the flag, bearing at each end a hand whipped “button hole” eyelet for ties. Faintly visible on the obverse side of the heading is the name “Chichester” in faded brown (oxidized black) ink, as well as other inscription, which are thought to include “Morris Island”.

The name “Chichester” on the heading refers to Capt. Charles E. Chichester, who commanded a company of independent South Carolina heavy artillery at Battery Wagner, nicknamed the “Gist Guard”. While the “Gist Guard” participated in repelling both assaults (11th and 18th of July 1863) on Battery Wagner, it was most active in turning back the Union assault of the 11th. Referring to his company’s participation, Captain Chichester recounted: “This Company was one of the two artillery companies forming the permanent garrison of Battery Wagner. On the 10th of July they checked the advancing columns of the enemy as they were pressing on victoriously from the south end of Morris Island, and on the morning of the 11th July the desperate assault on that Battery, the charge having been made on one of the guns manned by the Gist Guard, the Yankees having been mowed down by the terrific discharge of grape and canister. Twenty prisoners were taken on the superior slope in front of the gun”. This flag is thought to have been among the trophies taken by Captain Chichester at the time. CONDITION: Field of the flag is much tattered and torn, in part from heavy shipboard usage, in part from age and mothing, and in part possibly from battle damage. Still, for its age and type, it is in good condition and will display well when properly conserved and framed. 4-56477 HMM (15,000-20,000)

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3094

CONFEDERATE 2ND NATIONAL “STAINLESS BANNER” MILITARY CAMP OR COMPANY FLAG, 1863-1864. Relatively small (and easily framed) Confederate 2nd National (or “Stainless Banner”) flag, probably used as a military tent flag or as a company or battery color. This flag measures only 21” on its hoist by 37” on its fly and is composed of all cotton elements, hand sewn together. Its field is a light grade, twill weave white cotton, hemmed on all sides; inset into the upper, hoist corner is a 13” square crimson canton bearing a dark blue ribbed cotton St. Andrew’s cross 2” wide, edged on its sides with white grosgrain 1/4” tape, and bearing thirteen, white cotton 5-pointed stars, hand sewn to each side of the cross. The 12 stars on the arms of the cross all measure 1-1/2” across their points, but the center star is slightly larger, at 1-3/4” to 1-7/8” across its points, a characteristic occasionally found on Confederate 2nd National flags emanating from the Trans-Mississippi and from Mississippi. A white cotton heading, hand sewn along the leading edge bears remnants of 2 prs of yellow grosgrain fabric ties at each of its ends for affixing the flag to a small staff. In many of the flag’s characteristics the flag is similar to that of the Savannah “Republican Guards” company color and to 1st National flags used as camp and tent flags in the earlier years of the War. CONDITION: While the canton is in very fine condition, the white field is dirty with some weak areas and a few oil stains; however, with proper conservation and framing, the flag will upgrade to near excellent condition. 4-57205 (17,500-27,500)

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3095

CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL (“STARS & BARS”) LANCE PENNON. Due to the shortage of proper cavalry weapons (sabers, revolvers, and carbines) in the first year of the American Civil War, the Confederate War Department formed several regiments of mounted troops as “lancers”, whose sole arm was to be that weapon. Three regiments and several companies of Texans were so equipped, and it was intended to raise at least one regiment of lancers in Virginia as well. To equip this eastern regiment of lancers, the Confederate Q.M. Dept. contracted with a few ladies in Richmond to produce up to 1,000 small (12” hoist by 18” fly), swallowtail pennons to attach to these lances. The design chosen for these swallowtail pennons followed the basic pattern of the 1st National flag of the Confederacy, the “Stars & Bars”, and consisted of three horizontal bars (red-white-red) of equal width with a square blue canton in the upper hoist corner bearing eleven white stars. This pennon is one of those made for the Virginia lancers. Its field is all made from polished cotton, hand sewn and hand hemmed on all sides. The field measures 11-7/8” on its hoist by 16-3/4” to 17” to the points of the swallowtail and 11-3/4” to the cut of the swallowtail, and is composed of three horizontal 4” wide bars: red over white over red. The 7” square blue canton inset into the upper hoist corner, in common with other surviving pennons of this style bears eleven, white polished cotton stars of only four (4) points, hand sewn to each side of the canton. The pennon was intended to be nailed to its lance, and many of the dozen or so that survive bear rusty nail marks where they were affixed. In spite of their colorful appearance, the lances were rejected as a combat weapon in the eastern Confederacy and were sent to storage in Richmond, where most were found (and looted) by the occupying Union forces that took over that city on 3 April 1865. CONDITION: Very good, but fragile with some tears at the ends of the white and lower red bars. Otherwise totally intact. 4-57206 (10,000-15,000)

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3096

LARGE (11-1/3’ BY 17-1/2’) 35 STAR UNITED STATES FLAG FROM THE CIVIL WAR, POSSIBLY OF SECONDARY MARTIAL USAGE. Bright and hardly used, large U.S. national flag of 35 stars (official from 4 July 1863 until 4 July 1865, and representing West Virginia’s admission to statehood on 20 June 1863). Although the overall size of this flag (136” – 11-1/3 ft.- on its hoist by 210” – 17-1/2’ – on its fly), is not close to either the U.S. Army “storm flag” (10’ hoist by 20’ fly) or the U.S. Navy “No. 6 Ensign” (10’ hoist by 19’ fly), it is possible that this flag was pressed into use as a “secondary martial” flag at some recruiting rendezvous or over some large public building. Flag is composed of thirteen horizontal, alternating red and white wool bunting stripes, all conjoined by hand, with a dark blue wool bunting 4-pc canton inset into the upper hoist corner, measuring 74-1/2” on its hoist by 70” on its fly. Canton bears thirty-five (35) white cotton, 5-pointed stars set in five horizontal rows of sevens tars each. Each star is hand sewn to the reverse side of the canton (where they measure 8” to 8-1/4” across the points) while on the obverse side the dark blue bunting has been cut away and under-hemmed to expose the white backs of the stars on the reverse. (On the obverse, accordingly, the stars only measure 7-1/4” to 7-1/2” across their points). A white canvas heading, 1-1/4” wide when doubled, has been hand sewn along the leading edge to form a sleeve for a rope that runs its full length and which is looped into eyelets at each end for affixing to the halyards. Reverse side of the heading is finely worked with the embroidered name, “C.S. Stryker” in pink woolen script letters, probably the name of the flag’s owner, or less likely the flag’s maker. CONDITION: Flag is in magnificent, almost new, condition, with only a few noticeable mold stains along portions of the upper edge. 4-56478 HMM (2,500-3,500)

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3097

U.S. BUNTING COMPANY PRESS DYED 13 STAR U.S. NAVY “BOAT FLAG” ONCE OWNED BY GETTYSBURG HISTORIAN JOHN BADGER BATCHELDER. U.S. Navy “7 Ft.” Boat Ensign once owned by famed Gettysburg Historian and Monument Authority, “Colonel” John Badger Batchelder. This flag measures 45″ on its hoist by 74″ (currently, but was 84″ when made) on the fly. The flag was manufactured in accordance with the 1867 and 1870 patents of John Holt of Lowell, Massachusetts, which were assigned to the United States Bunting Company, founded two years earlier by former Maj-Gen Benjamin Butler and D.W.C. Farrington. The field is composed of two sheets of wool bunting, the upper 25″ wide imprinted with 7 stripes, the lower 20-1/2″ wide and imprinted with 6 stripes, jointed horizontally by hand to form a field of thirteen horizontal, alternating red and white stripes. Inset into the upper, hoist corner (mainly by hand but with one vertical machine seam) is a sgl width of wool bunting, 24-1/2″ high on the hoist by 37″ long on the fly, press dyed dark blue so as to leave clear impressions of thirteen (13) white, 5-pointed stars, each 5-1/2″ across their points, set in five horizontal, staggered rows: 3-2-3-2-3. A white canvas heading has been hand sewn to the leading edge of the flag and bears a brass grommet (7/8″ OD, 3/8″ ID) at each end for ties to affix the flag to a staff or halyard. This heading is marked on the reverse side (first in black but over printed in blue), “GETTYSBURG 1863”. According to a label attached to the box in which this flag was found, this “flag carried at Battle of Gettysburg. From Col. John Badger Batchelder, who wrote the history of the Battle of Gettysburg for the U.S. Government, and he also was the man who promoted the marking of the Battlefield and compiles the data regarding the position of the troops during the battle”. While Batchelder may have carried this flag with him on one of his numerous post-War trips to the Gettysburg battlefield, it could not have been made prior to 1868. Since Batchelder married Elizabeth Barber Stevens (in 1854), a niece of Benjamin Butler, it is highly likely that the flag was a post-War gift from Butler (who co-owned the U.S. Bunting Company) to the Batchelders. (See Gettysburg magazine, Issue No. 3 (July, 1990), pages 116-127 for an extensive analysis of Batchelder’s career). CONDITION: Dark blue canton is in very good condition with only a few minor holes. Two panels composing the stripes are moth holed in various places, and a 3″ cut along the lower edge has been patched with a period material. 4-57368 HMM (2,000-4,000)

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3098

FRAGMENT OF LARGE (ESTIMATED 10′ HOIST BY 20′ FLY) U.S. FLAG. Framed fragment of a portion of two press dyed red and white stripes from a large U.S. flag, consisting of two (and evidence of a third) 9″ wide each red and white stripes from a post-Civil War United States flag. Overall pc is 17-1/2″ to 18″ high, printed by the “press dye” process patented by John Holt in 1867 and 1870, hemmed vertically at each end. As framed, the white stripe is over the red stripe, and a remnant trace of a third (red) stripe is visible along the top edge. CONDITION: Very good, framed professionally. 4-57366 (500-2,500)

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3098A.

BON HOMME RICHARD FLAG FRAGMENTS. 2 flag fragments of wool bunting. One red ¾” x 1”, the other white ¾” x ½” and cut about 1889 from the 12 star US flag mistakenly credited to the Bonn Homme Richard. This flag was touted by the owner (Mrs. Samuel Bayard Stafford) as said flag as early as the CW and it was exhibited as such at the New York City “Metropolitan Fair” of April 1864 by the Stafford family. Error was repeated by George Henry Preble in the 1872 and 1880 editions of his histories of the United States flag. Flag was subsequently given to the Smithsonian Institute where it resides today. However, subsequent research by the curators and conservators at the Smithsonian later demonstrated that the flag was neither from the Revolutionary War nor of the Bon Homme Richard. The discredited flag is now in storage, yet myths die hard. 4-56400 (250-500)

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3099

COMMERCIAL SHIP’S “EAGLE JACK” FLAG. Rare (1860-1880) commercial shipping company’s “eagle jack” flag of the type frequently illustrated in Bard Brothers paintings of Hudson River steamers. Flag is rectangular, 54” on the hoist by 78” on the fly. Its field is composed of dark blue wool bunting pieced from three 18-1/2” wide sections joined horizontally by hand stitching with a reinforcement patch (9 1/2” high by 8” wide) in the upper staff corner made from an older section of dark blue bunting. Inset by hand stitching into the field is a white, cotton muslin, out-stretched eagle (in the style reminiscent of the work of Sarah McFadden of New York City (1853-1901). 33” high by 71” across its wings & having a black dot and concentric ring to represent the eagle’s eye. A white (now tan) 2-1/2” wide linen canvas heading is sewn by machine to the hoist edge and bears hand-whipped, large (1-1/4” OD x 5/8” ID) “buttonhole” eyelet at its top and bottom. CONDITION: Very good with a few minor moth holes throughout and one larger moth damaged section about 2” in diameter located 30” from hoist and 4” from lower edge of the flag. 4-55106 (9,000-12,000)

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3101

UNUSUAL VARIANT OF THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG. Variant of the Confederate battle flag with alternate coloration of St. Andrew’s Cross and stars (orange/red stars on white cross), with Fonda Thomsen conservation report and comparative analysis by H.M. Madaus confirming the authenticity of the flag. This flag is one of about ten surviving Confederate battle flags wherein material shortages or misunderstandings among the makers of the flag caused a departure from the usual color pattern of the Confederate battle flag (which was a red field with blue St. Andrew’s cross bearing either white or gold stars). In this instance, the 28-1/2” high by 37” long cotton field is properly colored red (actually crimson) but the 7” to 7-1/2”wide St Andrew’s cross, machine sewn to each side of the field, is formed from white cotton. For contrast, the 3-3/4” diameter stars along the arms of the cross and the 4-1/2” diameter star at the junction of those arms are painted onto the cross with an oil based red/orange pigment. Leading edge of the flag has been dbld over and machine sewn to form a sleeve for the staff, 1-5.8” wide when flat. Although not identified to a specific military unit, according to tradition, this flag emanated in South Carolina during the War. Also included are what are thought to be the orig colored silk streamers, which would have been attched to the wooden standard. CONDITION: Properly framed in accordance with accepted conservation practices and generally in good condition. Some horizontal splits in the crimson cotton of the field, and some mold staining in the lower, hoist arm of the St. Andrew’s cross. Also, contemporary oil bleeding from the pigment used to paint the stars on the field, but no damage to the underlying material of the cross is in evidence. 4-55077 HMM (35,000-45,000)

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3103

PERSONAL BATTLE FLAG OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL WALTER STEVENS, CHIEF ENGINEER, CONFEDERATE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, 1864. Small, nearly square (19” hoist by 20-3/4” fly- exclusive of the fringe). Silk, personal battle flag of Brigadier-General Walter Husted Stevens, May 2nd, 1861 became captain of engineers assigned to B.G. T. Beauregard, later General J. E. Johnston appointed Stevens, Chief Engineer of the Army with rank of major. May of 1862, Stevens with the rank of Colonel was assigned to the defenses of Richmond. Spring of 1864, Lee appointed Stevens Chief Engineer, Amy of Northern Virginia. When Petersburg fell and Richmond was abandoned in April 1865, Stevens was reportedly the last uniformed man to cross the Mayo Bridge during the evacuation. In addition to the new headquarters flag ordered for him in August of 1864, Stevens was presented with this small, silk Army of Northern Virginia battle flag (probably made by a Richmond sewing circle), which he is thought to have used as a personal flag (as opposed to his camp headquarters). Red silk field of this flag is bordered on three sides with a heavy, 2” deep, metallic, gold fringe and is traversed, corner to corner, by a dark blue, 2-1/2” wide silk St. Andrew’s cross upon which thirteen, 5-pointed stars (each about 1-5/8” across their points) are embroidered in white silk. A 1-3/4” diameter, dark blue, silk sleeve for the flag’s staff completed the flag for field use. Flag is accompanied by a conservation report by Fonda Thomsen and a letter of authentication dated 1998 from H.M. Madaus in which he states “It is the smallest flag that I have encountered (among some 1500 flags examined over the past 30 years) of the battle flag type that was intended for field usage”. CONDITION: Flag has been professionally conserved and framed. While much of the original, red, silk field has deteriorated, the missing portions have been underlined with a similar-colored and appearing fabric to provide an accurate representation of the flag’s orig appearance. Cross, its stars, the fringe, and the heading are all intact and orig and are in excellent condition. 4-56850 HMM (18,000-23,000)

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3105

UNITED STATES 39 STAR “ANTICIPATORY” FLAG “THE FLAG THAT ‘NEVER’ WAS”. Representing the anticipated admission of Dakota Territory as a sgl state as a compliment to Colorado’s admission in 1876 as the 38th state. During the U.S. Centennial, it had been envisioned that Dakota Territory (encompassing the present states of North and South Dakota) would be admitted as a sgl (the 39th) state. As a result, several flag manufacturers prepared 39 star U.S. flags to reflect that expectation. However, internal dissention in the territory, primarily over the location of the anticipated state’s capitol, prevented admission of Dakota until 1889 when the territory was divided into North and South Dakota, who were admitted jointly as the 39th and 40th states on 2 November, 1889. This flag, made at the time of the Centennial, is printed on a 15-1/4” wide by 24” long piece of white silk. It has thirteen alternating red and white horizontal stripes, each about 1-1/4” wide; a dark blue canton, 8-3/4” wide by 10” long showing 39 white, 5-pointed stars, each 1” across their points & set in six horizontal rows: 6-7-7-6-7-6’. Flag was intended to be glued or tacked to a small shaft of wood for patriotic parades and rallies. Condition: Very good. Some tearing near the hoist edge and minor color fading from exposure to light. 4-55280. HMM. (400-600)

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3106

“BENNINGTON” REPRODUCTION U.S. 13 STAR FLAG. 1960’s ,Valley Forge Flag Company, reproduction of the Bennington Flag. “3feet x 5 feet” (actual dimensions are 33-1/2” hoist by 55” fly). Cotton bunting representation of the U.S. flag once associated with the 1777 Battle of Bennington (Recent conservation reports have established that the “Bennington Flag”- held by the Bennington Museum of Bennington, VT- is unlikely to have been made prior to 1800 and is more likely an 1812 commemorative flag). Nevertheless, throughout the last half of the 19th C. and most of the 20th C., this flag was held by the public as one of the surviving icons of the American Revolution. Reproductions of the design abound in print and as copies of the flag’s design. This reproduction was (as stated on the label affixed to the flag’s synthetic heading) a product of the Valley Forge Flag Company of Spring City, Pa. Blue cotton canton is imprinted with the figures “76” (7” tall and 9” wide overall) under an arc of eleven (11) white, 7-pointed stars, each 2-1/4” across their points with an additional star of the same size in the upper staff and fly corners of the canton. Flags of this pattern were widely reproduced and flown during the American Bi-Centennial and the surrounding years. Condition: Good. Minor soiling but no damage to the flag itself. 4-55121 HMM (100-200)

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3107

U.S. NAVY SHIP’S COMMISSION PENNANT. CW period U.S. Navy commissioning pennant (indicating that the ship was officially in service of the U.S. government). Pennant shaped flag is 9” on its hoist by 197” (16.5 feet) on its fly; all hand sewn. Forward portion consists of a dark blue wool bunting section, 9” wide at the hoist tapering to 7-1/4”. Bearing thirteen (13) white cotton, 3-3/4” diameter (2-3/4” diameter on reverse) 5-pointed stars, set in two horizontal staggered rows (7 over 6) and appliquéd to the obverse and with the reverse of the blue cut away to expose the star’s shape. Remainder of flag is composed of a red over a white stripe, respectively 3-3/8” wide over 3-3/4” wide at blue and tapering to a point at its fly end. Heading is made from white (now turned tan) cotton twill weave canvas, 1-3/8” wide, with a hand whipped buttonhole eyelet at each end and is marked with stitched initials “J.P.W.”. Followed by inked letters “[W}illets/1863”. Comes with a cabinet size, sepia tone photograph of Willets in later years taken at Jersey City, New Jersey. Condition: Excellent with only minor mothing. 4-55105 (750-1,250)

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3108

EXCEEDINGLY RARE 14 STAR-10 STRIPE UNITED STATES PARADE AND RALLY FLAG, ASSOCIATED WITH NATHAN BEMAN (ONE OF ETHAN ALLEN’S “GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS”). One of three known United States flags displaying 14 stars, representing Vermont’s admission as the 14th state in 1791. This flag measures 20-1/4” on its hoist edge by 30-1/4” on its fly. Its field is composed of ten alternating, horizontal, white and red, 2” wide stripes commencing at the top with white and ending with red. Each is composed of strips of silk ribbon sewn together by hand. A sky-blue, silk canton, 10-3/4” square, has been sewn to the obverse side of the field in the upper staff corner, and extending part way (1/2”) into the sixth (a red) stripe. No canton appears on the reverse side. After the appliqué of the canton to the obverse side, fourteen (14) white, silk, 5-pointed, 1 1/4” diameter stars were sewn to the canton, which consists of a star in the center of the canton surrounded by a pentagon of five stars. Eight more stars (in pairs) radiate to each of the four corners of the canton. Leading edge of the flag (but not the canton) has been wrapped around a soft wooden staff, 42” long and tapering between 1/2” (at top) and 5/8” (at bottom) and glued in place so that the flag could be waved at patriotic rallies or parades. This flag was found in the attic of a home in Chateaugay, New York at a date after the house’s sale in 1961. House had been the home of Frank Beman (great-great-grandson of one of Ethan Allen’s “Green Mountain Boys” Nathan Beman (b.1757,d.1846). 1920’s era newspaper clipping from Malone, New York includes a photograph of Frank Beman with this flag, and states Nathan Beman, who was orig from Shareham, VT, later moved to and helped settle Chateaugay. It also states that the flag passed thru Nathan’s son George Beman, his children, then to its current owner (in 1921), Frank Beman. Nathan Beman assisted Ethan Allen during the surprise attack and capture of Fort Ticonderoga. It was the capture of its cannons and the eventual delivery to Dorchester Heights in Boston that allowed Washington to beat the British and win Boston in the early days of the Revolution. CONDITION: Very good. Except for the separation of the staff and that portion of the flag glued to it, this flag is in remarkable condition for its age (estimated to have been made as a gift to Nathan Beman at some time between 1795 and 1815). Flag’s colors are rich and bright, and the flag shows little use. Several vertical separations in the silk along the flag’s fly edge due to exposure when rolled on its staff. Two small oil stains are also evident on the flag’s third red stripe (from the top). 4-55274 HMM (10,000-15,000)

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3108A.

RARE & HISTORIC NAPOLEANIC FLAG. This is purported to be the very flag used on Napolean’s launch while at the Kingdom of Elba. Lot includes period red & white striped orig flag pole together with the orig early 19th century flag. Flag was acquired from the Calvin Bullock Collection of Napoleonic items. A photocopy of an orig purchase receipt from E. F. Bonaventure Art Galleries formerly located at 745 5th Ave., New York, NY dated April 29, 1941, and made out to Mr. Calvin Bullock of 1 Wall Street itemizes a group of items purchased by Mr. Bullock on that day. Included is “the Flag of the Service Boat used by Napolean at Elba Isles (has orig pole)”. The receipt further indicates “bought at the Meredith Galleries Inc., Wannamaker Collection, Five Empire Flaggs”. This lot is accompanied by a recent letter of authenticity from noted textile expert, Fonda Thompson, affirming that both textile, thread & decoration is early 19th century. Also included is a report from noted flag historian, Whitney Smith, Ph.D., of the Flag Research Center in Winchester, Massachusetts in which he states “all of the materials (fabric, cord, thread, wood & metal) of this flag are consistent with flags previously examined by me and known to have been made & used in the early 19th century.” Mr. Smith goes on to say “The recorded history of the Elba flag is confused and is based entirely on secondary sources. When Napoleon was sent into exile in 1814 to become ruler of the island of Elba, no provision had been made for a local flag. It is claimed that Napoleon discussed that question with his aides on board HMS Undaunted on 3 May 1814. The following day he arrived at the capital of Elba, Porto Ferrajo, where the flag was hoisted. On 9 May, it was displayed in all the towns of the island. The flag continued to be used as a national flag until 1 March 1815 when Napoleon set sail for France”. The flag is described by Dr. Smith as,”The flag submitted is one of the designs used by Elba at the time it was an independent state (1814-1815). The technical characteristics of the flag are documented as follows. All measurements are approximate due to slight distortions in the fabric that have developed over time. The staff is 97″ long. The (white)flag is 47″ wide and its length is 67″. The three 15″ wide pieces of woven fabric constituting the background are apparently of wool. The top and bottom pieces are selvage. The entire flag, including hoist, fly, diagonal stripe, insets, and heading are hand-stitched.

The (red) stripe is 7-1/4″ wide. It overlaps the upper hoist and lower fly corners equally, such that the median of the stripe corresponds to the diagonal median of the flag. There are pieces of white reinforcement fabric, 5″ square, in both the upper hoist and lower hoist corners, of the same material as the flag. The flag is attached to the staff by four pieces of 1/4″ wide white ribbon equally spaced along the hoist. These are tied around the staff in bow knots. The heading of the flag appears to be of linen. Its fabric has been folded over and stitched along the hoist edge to enclose a cord that runs the length of the heading. The hand-stitched seams have been turned under so that the hem appears on the reverse side of the flag.

The diagonal stripe has inset pieces of fabric appliqued to it, equally spaced along the stripe. On the reverse side of the flag fabric of the field has been cut away within the stitching so that the design of the insets shows through. The fabric of the inset pieces appears to be silk, painted with metallic gold and with details rendered in red and brown paint. The design of each inset shows a bee approximately 7″ wide and 5-1/4″ long.

The background fabric has a number of small stains. The fabric of some of the larger stains has rotted away, leaving holes in the flag. There are several small areas on the flag which have been crudely mended, apparently with silk thread. These repairs appear consistent with work that might have been done by a person responsible for maintaining the flag but lacking in technical skills.

The staff to which the flag is attached is made of wood and is spirally painted red and white its entire length. There is a round flat red truck at its top. The bottom of the staff has been shaved to reduce the diameter of the bottom 1-1/2″ of the staff, presumably in order to allow for the insertion of the staff into some kind of tube or other holder mounted on a ship or building. At the top of the staff is a U-shaped metal staple set 1″ below the truck. The staple extends out of the wood approximately 1/2″. There are two holes in the wood 3″ below the truck suggesting that there may have been another staple there which is no longer present. On the staff, 46-1/2″ from the bottom, there is a metal disk, apparently of brass. It is attached to the pole, presumably by a sharp point extending from the reverse of the disk. The disk bears the numeral 4.

Further information from an unknown source accompanying the flag states “A week after leaving Fontainebleau, the entourage arrived at Frejus where a French sloop was supposed to be waiting to transport Napoleon to Elba and afterwards remain his personal property. Only the English frigate, ‘The Undaunted” lay waiting. When the French frigate arrived from St. Tropez under a Bourbon flag, Napoleon refused to board, preferring he said to sail under a foreign flag than that of the French king. He sailed for Elba on the 29th.

It was on board the Undaunted that the Emperor designed the present flag. As a newly sovereign and independent state, Elba required its own emblem for its independent existence. Certainly Napoleon required a standard, not least for the recognition of his shipping to and from the island.

Bonaparte set to the task and devised a flag based on the Medici design when Florence ruled Elba, a red diagonal against a white background. The three golden bees (a favorite symbol) he had already included in his arms as Emperor, and he added these again. The ship’s tailor quickly stitched two examples of the new flag, one to fly from the ramparts of the fort when the new king landed and the other to adorn the ship’s slip that carried him ashore. Given the size of the present flag, it might be surmised that it was put to a similar use, to fly from a small launch or similar vessel.”

This source also goes on to state, “One contemporary illustration of the Elba flag of 3 bees on a red diagonal against a white field has been found during this research, depicted in a small woodcut vignette on the cover of a London exhibition catalog, A Short Description of the Island of Elba, and town of Porto-Ferrajo, publihsed in 1815 as a guide to a painted panoramic view of the island then on tour. It of course matches the design of the example acquired from Calvin Bullock.”

As mentioned earlier, the flag was acquired from the famous collection of Napoleonica formed by financier Calvin Bullock, the majority of which was sold in Christie’s London 8 May, 1985, this flag was never consigned to Christie’s, but was from a group of items retained by the family and later sold privately to the present owner in 1995. This banner had for many years been displayed along with the rest of Mr. Bullock’s collection at No. 1 Wall Street, accompanied by the following placard underneath: “The Flag of the / Service-Boat / used by Napoleon / at Elbe Isle / Original pole and flag of / service-boat used daily by Napoleon during his sojourn / on Elbe Isle. Napoleon / probably used this boat to / reach the French shore at / Golfe de Juan in 1815”.

This is a very rare opportunity to acquire what is believed to be Napoleon’s personal launch flag used at Elba before he returned to France one final time. 4-56962 (95,000-125,000)

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3108B.

CASED ENGRAVED IVORY “PAGE TURNER” WITH NAPOLEON ON THE INSCRIPTION. 15-3/4” long with the page turner section being over ½” thick. It is inscribed “NAPOLEON / Empereur des Francais Roi d’ Italie, / et Protecteur de la Confederation / du Rhin”. This has been filled with black ink. Case has a built up compartment formed to fit this piece. Outside of the case is cloth & has a metal monogram with a “C” in it. CONDITION: Page turner is excellent. Case is stained & torn along the hinge. 4-55176 (500-1,000)

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3109

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE CASED ENGRAVED PAIR OF CIVIL WAR ERA LONDON ARMORY KERR PERCUSSION REVOLVERS. Cal. 38. SN 593 & 685. Spectacular pair of revolvers with 5-1/2″ ovoid shaped octal bbls with brass cone front sights, 5-shot cylinders & 1-pc checkered walnut grips. #593 has “Kerr’s Patent 762” on the right side of the frame and #685 has “Kerr’s Patent 779” on the right side of the frame. Both have flat sided rammer handles with right side mounted back action locks with safeties marked “LONDON ARMOURY / BERMONDSEY”. #593 is wonderfully engraved with extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns with about full coverage on the frame. Lockplate, hammer & top tang are engraved to match with some light flourishes on the trigger guard. Flats of the bbl have light border patterns with a braided pattern around the muzzle. Steel buttcap and a band around the cylinder are engraved to match. Cylinder also has a braided pattern around the front edge with fine line border around the rear edge. #685 is also engraved, although not so elaborately, and has about 30% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with the same design on the bbl flats & a scalloped border at the muzzle. Cylinder has two large panels of arabesque patterns & a fancy front edge border with a fine line border at the rear edge. They are housed in their orig English style, green felt lined, oak casing with brass medallion in the lid, a mortised brass lock with diamond shaped escutcheon & a swinging latch at each front end with a brass drawer pull style handle at the left end. Bottom is compartmented for the two revolvers with a small Dixon bag flask, a pair of ebony & brass nipple wrenches of different lengths, a pair of identical ebony & brass turn screws, a small soldered tin box & a Dixon pewter oil bottle. Back compartment has a brass & ebony jag & there is a small tin of Eley’s caps. It has the maker’s label in the lid with instructions for loading & cleaning as well as use of these revolvers. It seems likely that these revolvers were either purchased by or were a gift to an important or high ranking Confederate officer or possibly even a gift to Capt. Caleb Huse who was sent to England by the Confederacty to purchase arms & ultimately wound up purchasing the entire production of the London Armory who made the Kerr revolver. CONDITION: Both revolvers are very fine with #593 retaining about 85% glossy bright orig blue on the bbl and about 40-50% on the frame. Lock & hammer have traces of orig case colors with the trigger guard & buttcap gray metal color. Grip is sound & retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine with a bright shiny bore. #685 retains about 90% orig blue overall on the bbl & frame with some light edge wear & muzzle wear. Lockplate retains about 75% faded case colors and the hammer retains about 50% strong case colors. Grip is fine and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics have a slight problem. Trigger return spring is missing and the dbl action spring is weak, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with some pitting. This appears to be the revolver that was carried. Case is fine & has light nicks & scratches in the lid with some fading & soil inside the lid, moderately soiled in the bottom. Flask retains traces of orig finish with the other tools fine. 4-56475 JR709 (20,000-30,000)

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3110

RARE AUTHENTIC IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE KERR REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN E576. Usual configuration with 5-3/4″ ovoid shaped hexagonal bbl with brass pin front sight. It has checkered 1-pc walnut grip with the usual markings in the usual places with “Kerr’s Patent 4605” engraved on the right side of the frame and the number “4605” on the cylinder. Serial number is stamped inside the bottom of the frame & inside the trigger guard. It also has the initials “JS” surmounting an anchor stamped in the wood just below the lower tang (recognized as a Confederate inspection mark). It is accompanied by a converted silverware chest which contains a leather flap holster identified by renowned Confederate expert, John Sexton, as being precisely identical to those known & identified holsters that were manufactured at the Atlanta arsenal. This specimen is unmarked but Mr. Sexton believes it could have been made there, but regardless, is definitely Confederate. Lid contains two Civil War envelopes addressed to “Francis R. Fraser” and dated in 1864. It appears that Fraser was in the 56th Virginia Regiment, Hunton’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division in Richmond, Virginia. Another item is a signed statement by Jerman M. Hunter, 610 Ravenscroft Drive, Petersburg, Virginia, wherein he states that “The Kerr pistol with serial number 4605 in its holster was carried by my grandfather, Private Francis R. Frazer of Brunswick County, Virginia. He was in Company E of the 56th Regiment of Virginia Infantry. Francis R. Frazer married Jennie G. Haskins. This gun was obtained from their daughter, Pattie Wheeler Frazer who married my father, Palmer J. Hunter. She was from Rawlings Sidling near Concord Church in Brunswick County. I, Jerman M. Hunter of 610 Ravenscroft Drive, Petersburg, Virginia certify the above is true.” Signed & Dated 3 April 85. Apparently Mr. Hunter or the person who wrote the letters were confused regarding the spelling of the last name and Mr. Hunter had also confused the patent number with the serial number, which is a common mistake when dealing with Kerr revolvers.

Another card in the case details Frazer’s service with the Confederacy as having enlisted April 15, 1864. He was captured at Farmville on April 6 (apparently 1865) and was paroled on June 12, 1865. There is also a large family photograph in the center, presumably of Mr. Frazer & his family.

CONDITION: Revolver is a dark gray patina with moderate pitting around the muzzle & forcing cone area. Grip is fine, showing moderate to heavy wear, missing the lanyard loop. Handspring or hand is damaged & cylinder does not rotate. Strong dark bore. Holster is suffering from dry rot and the flap has been detached from the body of the holster. Stitching is mostly gone. Two envelopes are yellowed with age with one being slightly water stained, but generally all legible. 4-57096 JR426 (6,000-10,000)

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3111

EXTREMELY RARE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF TEXAS MADE TUCKER & SHERRARD DRAGOON PISTOLS POSSIBLY CONFEDERATE CARRIED. These guns are very rare. They are rarely found. These came in two models. The first model had a square back trigger guard and the lowest serial numbers. The second models had the rnd trigger guard and serial numbers believed to run from 150 or 200 up to approx. 400 – that being the highest known. Also the bbls of these had the tiny V-notch sights on the rear of the bbls. Some of these guns have CW documented histories. There are several articles written on these guns. We know for a fact these guns were started in 1862 under Confederate contract. Some of these guns were completed during the war. Some were completed after the war. These 2 guns recently won a silver medal, number 430, at an NRA show, which accompanies these guns. Considerable correspondence concerning serial number 308 during the 1960’s & 1970’s accompanies this gun along with x-rays done about the same time. This gun, in February 1975, was traded for a first model Colt dragoon, a third model Colt dragoon, a Patterson shotgun, 2 knives and $250 in cash. Interesting bill of sale. Both guns have seen use. Serial number 308 is the better of the 2 guns. All major parts of 308 are serial numbered 308. Including frame, cylinder, bbl housing & back strap. Stocks, loading assembly & wedge are not numbered but appear orig to this gun with matching patina and workmanship. Hammer was not removed but appears orig. Arbor has old braised repair. Arbor has no grease grooves and no serial number but appears orig. All screws appear original. CONDITION: Gun is well used. Metal surfaces are brown/black overall. Pitted overall. Brass trigger guard and back strap exhibit good patina in protected area. Brass shiny where handled. Front portion of trigger guard has been beveled. Arbor is restored. Front sight possibly modified during its period of use with long blade sight possibly with coin. End of hammer cracked. This is a typical feature found on this gun. The end of hammer which forms a lip is often bent, cracked or missing. Serial number 309. Serial number 309 is found on frame twice & trigger guard. Serial numbers are not found on cylinder, back strap, stocks or loading assembly though they appear orig to the gun. Serial number 313 is found on bbl housing internally. On bottom of bbl housing tool marks obscure another serial number including a 3 or an 8. Wedge on this gun appears replaced. Arbor on this gun appears orig and has 20 grease grooves. No serial number found. Neither hammer nor trigger were removed but appear origl. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are gray/brown. Pitted and cleaned overall. Wedge & wedge screw appear replaced. Front sight has been changed from a post sight to a blade sight. Incorporating a small piece of silver or German silver. Stocks are very worn and have a piece of silver inset on right side. There is an added piece of brass behind hammer to back strap, attached with a steel pin. This appears contemporary to its period of use. Bbl housing is a bit larger and overlaps slightly. End of loading assembly has about a 1” repair. 4-57145 JS313 (60,000-100,000)

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3112

RARE GARRETT SGL SHOT CONFEDERATE PISTOL. Cal .58. SN 445. 8-½” rnd bbl. This style of pistol has been long referred to as a “Garrett”. Some historians have long felt that this limited model was actually produced by a Northern firm and this example is indeed a very special one in that it retains “A. H. Waters & Co” stampings on the flat of the brass below the nipple (also dated 1852 on the brass near the grip). To our knowledge, this is the only known “Garrett” pistol with markings. This exact pistol was orig. in the Wm. Lock collect ion and is pictured on pg 260 of The Lock Collection book. J&F Garrett of Greensboro NC made approx. 500 of these pistols prior to the Civil War. They are generally considered to be Confederate. CONDITION: Metal parts have been cleaned with a heavy polish on the iron parts and a light patina on the frame. Grips have been lightly cleaned but still have dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-56925 FS33 (3,000-5,000)

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3113

CONFEDERATE USED GRISWOLD & GUNNISON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 1355. Scarce type with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl with round top bbl lug. It has a brass pin front sight, full brass frame with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Right side of the front strap, under the grip, has the assembly number “A5” along with another assembly number “XII”. The “A” appears on the right rear edge of the frame under the grip, right side of the buttstrap under the grip & on the back of the cylinder. Sub-assembly number “XII” appears on the left side of the buttstrap under the grip. A sgl “5” is stamped on the wedge, rammer handle & bottom right edge of the grip. Entire serial number appears on the bottom of the bbl lug, forward end of the frame & on the cylinder. Cylinder has all six safety pins prominent. Accompanied by a hand written letter dated 2-23-83 addressed to a Mr. Edwards stating that the writer’s great-grandfather, John C. Cate of Niota, TN was apparently the orig owner of this revolver. He apparently enlisted at Knoxville, TN in the Confederate Army & was allegedly at the siege of Vicksburg & later involved with the Confederate Post Office at Knoxville. One of his descendants, Thoms Cate, died in the 1960’s at a very advanced age and the revolver & holster, along with some swords, came into the writer’s possession. Consignor states that the letter was written by Richard Cate a long time friend and direct descendent of John C. Cate. Also accompanying is a lengthy Master’s Thesis written by Deborah B. Lowry in 1999 regarding a very well known house in the East Tennessee area where this revolver & holster were allegedly discovered. This Thesis, in the introduction, relates a visit to the home of Mrs. Anna Cate in Madisonville, TN, known as the Stickley Mansion. Additionally accompanying is a brown leather flap holster stamped on the flap “AUGUSTA ARSENAL/GA” with the visible numbers “86”, probably part of a date in the 1860’s. Back edge of the holster stitching has apparently deteriorated and is now laced with a rough buck stitch with some string stitching near the top. Orig belt loop is missing with belt loop having been cut in the back. Repaired a couple of different times with string & rawhide, now dry rotted & broken again. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains with the iron being a cleaned silver/gray patina with traces of orig blue on the left side of the bbl lug & some dark case colors on the rammer pivot. There is an area of pitting around the muzzle & the muzzle edge shows substantial wear. Cylinder is clean & bright with striation marks & a couple of flaws in the metal & light pitting around the rear edge. Frame & grip frame have light casting flaws, especially on the right side and overall retain a cleaned brass patina, now beginning to patinate. Grips are sound with a filled knothole on the right side & show considerable wear with a fine hand patina. Mechanics are fine, the hammer spring a little soft & the cylinder a loose on the pivot. Bore is strong with some shine & pitting in the grooves. Altogether a fine & rare Griswold in better than average condition. Holster is dry & crackled with damage to the back side and two worn through spots near the tip. Stamping on the flap is almost all legible. 4-57435 JR678 (22,500-32,500)

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3114

CONFEDERATE GRISWOLD REVOLVER. Interesting 2nd Model Griswold revolver with SN 2246 as it is the only Griswold known with three character cryptic markings. This gun shows all normal Samuel Griswold characteristics including brass frame and well defined “twist” in cylinder. Griswold hardened its cylinder iron by twisting the bar stock. This is noted in excavations at the Griswold factory site in Griswoldville, Georgia. The SN 2246 is found on the cylinder, frame and bbl housing. The secondary # 56 is found on the wedge, hammer, trigger guard and bottom of the stocks. No SN is present on the loading assembly on the back strap. The Roman numerals VIII are found on the backstrap, frame and trigger guard. The most unusual feature on this gun is the presence of the only three cryptic characters noted on any Griswold revolver. A backwards “SAM” is found on the frame, backstrap and trigger guard. Cryptic “V” is found on the cylinder and an indiscernible cryptic (possibly backwards “J”) is found on the bottom of the bbl. Since these guns were a product of Sam Griswold, could “SAM” be a mark on a gun that he personally worked on or inspected? Why would only one Griswold known have a 3-character cryptic? This is an interesting gun and it is in very good condition for a Confederate revolver, being much better than most Confederate revolvers encountered. CONDITION: Cleaned, gray metal with scattered pitting overall. Cleaned brass with patina in protected areas. Mainspring is new replacement. 4-57204 JS330 (20,000-25,000)

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3115

CONFEDERATE GRISWOLD AND GUNNISON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. A nice, hard-used example of this rare Confederate handgun. These were made circa 1862-1864, about 3700 were produced. It is 36 cal. with a six shot rnd cylinder with six cylinder stops. The bbl measures 7-1/2” of the Dragoon style. Two pc iron loading lever stamped “15”. The wedge stamped “15”, the remainder of the gun is stamped with the full SN 715. The bbl is mounted to a brass frame, trigger guard, and back strap with an iron hammer. As described, the full SN appears on the back strap, trigger guard, frame, bbl, and cylinder. The secondary SN “15” appears on the wedge and the loading lever. The trigger guard shows crude casting. The grips are of 1-pc walnut slightly smaller than the grip straps. Samuel Griswold who held a Confederate States contract for the production of revolvers until Union forces destroyed his factory in November 1864 produced these arms. This version is slightly scarcer, having a rnd bbl lug contour. CONDITION: Gun is heavily used and worn, showing a dark, unclean, aged patina. All iron parts have surface pitting. Right side of the brass frame is heavily nicked. Trigger guard has casting flaws. Bottoms of the backstrap and grips have many nicks and dents. Left side of the grip appears to have had some light restoration many years ago. Small chip at the toe of the left side of the grip. Gun functions mechanically well, but is generally loose. A good, well used example of a scarce and desirable Confederate handgun. 4-57192 (15,000-25,000)

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3116

CONFEDERATE PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. A good, early, war Colt Navy with a period engraved presentation and butt strap of the revolver. The presentation reads as follows “Capt. R.P. Lester/Co. E 14th Regt. G.V.I.” all done in large Old English script. The Colt Model 1851 revolver is a 36 cal. revolver with a 6-shot cylinder and 6-7/16” oct bbl. SN 6791, all matched. Silver-plated brass trigger guard and back strap with 1-pc walnut grips. One line New York City address. CONDITION: Gun has seen a great deal of use with no orig finish and bbl reduced to its present length. Retains a medium gray patina overall with no heavy pitting except to the face of the hammer. Cylinder retains about 20% of its rolled scene and about 60% of the silver-plating remains on the trigger guard and back strap. Mechanics are fine. Captain Lester’s obituary, dated December 5, 1902 states that he was born in Laurenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, on November 30, 1832 and married Mary J. Waddell in November 1855. He practiced as a lawyer until the opening of the Civil War when he raised a company of volunteers and was elected captain. The company was organized into the 14th GA Regiment and designated “Company E”. Captain Lester fought through the entire conflict and was the Colonel of the regiment when he attended Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Colonel Lester died on November 29, 1902. The 14th Georgia formed in July 1861 in Atlanta and served in Lee’s army of Northern Virginia. They fought in the Peninsula Campaign, Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, Cedar Mountain, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, and Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. A nice opportunity to own a Colt Navy with a Confederate presentation to a gallant southern officer. 4-57350 CW88 (12,000-14,000)

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3117

IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC RELIC COLT POCKET REVOLVER INSCRIBED TO CONFEDERATE GENERAL J.E.B. STUART’S CHIEF SURGEON AND A MEMBER OF MOSBY’S RANGERS. Apparently found in a barn many years ago in Northern VA, is this Colt Model 1849 pocket revolver with a 6” bbl, which is inscribed down the back strap “Dr. Talcott Eliason/C.S. Medical Dept”. Inscription is completely authentic and contemporary with the revolver, which is in untouched relic condition, apparently having been exposed to the elements for many years. The revolver is a standard model with an oct bbl, 6-shot rnd cylinder, brass trigger guard and back strap, and 1-pc walnut grips. SN 224895. Dr. Eliason was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 183__, and is listed in Thomson’s Mercantile and Professional Directory for Virginia in 1851. Dr. Eliason is found in the roster of the 43rd Battalion VA Cav, which was Mosby’s Partisan Rangers. Eliason is also listed in virtually all of General Stuart’s field reports, notably Second Manassas Campaign, where he comments “My division surgeon, Talcott Eliason, besides being adept in his profession, exhibited on this, as on former occasions, the attributes of a cavalry commander”. Other important mentions of Dr. Eliason are in Stuart’s reports for Brandy Station and Gettysburg, where Eliason took position at the Rummel Barn, where he received both Union and Confederate casualties and attended to their care. Dr. Eliason attended Prussian adventurer and notable Southern cavalryman Heros Von Borcke when he was severly wounded near Upperville, Virginia. CONDITION: Revolver is in relic condition. All iron surfaces are dark and heavily pitted. Frame and one side of the cylinder are deeply eroded. Loading lever, catch, and approx. 1/4” has been lost. Cylinder does not advance when the hammer is engaged. Trigger is not functioning. Grips are chipped at the base, heavily worn, and a sliver measuring approx. 1/4” x 1” is missing from the left side at the frame. This represents an opportunity to own a wonderfully orig and historic sidearm related to Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and Major John S. Mosby. 4-56499 CW91 (8,000-10,000)

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3118

CONFEDERATE 2ND MODEL LeMAT TWO BBL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1706. This Confederate associated handgun is 42 cal. with a 9-shot rnd cylinder and a 6-1/2” oct. bbl with a 5” 63 cal. shotgun bbl mounted below. The hammer is fitted with a pivoted striker mounted in an iron frame with rounded trigger guard and checkered 2-pc walnut grips. A 2-pc loading lever is mounted on the left side of the frame. This 2nd Model revolver was manufactured in Paris, France during the period 1864 to 1865. CONDITION: Gun has seen a great deal of use but remains in untouched, orig condition with a dark brown patina overall. Markings on the top of the bbl are barely legible, as are other markings and the SN’s. Appears to have all of its orig parts with no replacements. Bbl and cylinder are heavily worn all over. Edges are soft. Gun is mechanically fine. Grips are worn with small chips to the left side base and a hairline crack. 4-57193 (10,000-15,000)

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3119

RARE NEW ORLEANS AGENT MARKED CASED ENGRAVED TRANTER DA PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38. SN 12656. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, small pin dovetail front sight with the top strap engraved “F.T. GUION. NEW ORLEANS.” Probably Confederate used during the Civil War. It has flat-sided frame with 1-pc checkered walnut grip with metal butt cap. It has Tranter’s patent side-mounted rammer, an unusual spring safety with an extended trigger spur for cocking the hammer & rotating the cylinder. When the hammer is at full extension the trigger extends from the front of the bar for pressing or releasing the hammer to fire. It has 5-shot cylinder. Frame, rammer & butt cap are lightly engraved with arabesque patterns. Accompanied by its orig walnut English casing with compartments for the revolver, a turn screw & nipple wrench, a small Dixon bag flask, a Tranter’s patent #80 brass mold with sprue cutter, an ebony, brass tipped wiping rod, a Dixon pewter oil bottle, a lacquered tin box containing several broken skin cartridges, a lacquered tin of Tranter’s patent lubricating composition (about full) and a tin of Goldmark’s caps. Also the orig key is in its own tiny compartment along with another small compartment containing three spare nipples. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine. Retains about 90% glossy orig blue. Grip is sharp with one or two dinged diamond points. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Case has two cracks across the lid & another in the bottom with light nicks & scratches and retains generous amounts of orig varnish. Lining is lightly faded and soiled in the bottom with some light mothing. Accessories are mostly fine with some light rust on the nipple wrench & turn screw. 4-56860 JR487 (3,000-5,000)

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3120

CASED ADAMS DA PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 45. SN 16. Blue finish with 5-3/4″ oct bbl, replacement dovetail front sight & 1-pc checkered walnut grip. It has the distributor’s name “J.W. EDGE. MANCHESTER” on the top strap and “ADAM’S PATENT NO 40, 166” engraved on the right side of the frame and the number engraved on the cylinder. It is accompanied by its orig English style oak casing with brass medallion in the lid and mortised brass lock with rnd brass escutcheon. Case is lined with green felt with the maker’s label in the lid and the bottom compartmented for the revolver, flask, mold & miscellaneous tools. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine, having been used very little. Retains 95-97% glossy orig blue with only minor edge wear. Trigger guard is flaked to a medium patina. Grip is sharp with a couple of dinged diamond points. Crisp mechanics, strong bright bore with light pitting. Case is fine with a couple of grain checks in the lid and retains most of its orig finish. Lining is faded & lightly soiled with one small chip out of the label. Mold appears to be a modern reproduction for a 31 cal. and the flask, while an orig “C & J.W. HAWKSLEY”, is for a smaller revolver and has a broken spring. Two of the partitions are loose, otherwise interior is fine. 4-57083 JR435 (3,500-5,000)

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3122

ENGRAVED A.B. GRISWOLD, NEW ORLEANS PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal .34. SN 19323. 3-7/8” oct bbl. Griswold marking is on top of the frame. There are “TRANTER / PATENT” markings on the frame, trigger and loading lever. Griswold imported many European revolvers before and during the Civil War. The lower trigger is a cocking lever and both must be pulled to fire the revolver. CONDITION: 60% blue on the frame, 40% on the cylinder and traces on the trigger guard. Scattered very light surface rust overall. Grips have about half of the varnish, but do not show much wear on the checkering. Mechanically needs adjusting. 4-56882 FS25 (2,500-3,500)

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3123

ENGRAVED T.F. GUION, NEW ORLEANS PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal .34. SN 11832. 3-5/8” oct bbl. Marked “Made Expressly for T.F. Guion, New. Orleans” on top of the frame and bbl. Tranter oval appears on the trigger and loading lever. CONDITION: 50% blue on the frame and bbl. Gray patina mixed with rust overall. Grip is heavily worn on the left side and only traces of varnish remain. Trigger return spring is broken or missing. 4-56884 FS26 (2,000-3,000)

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3123A.

CONFEDERATE CANVAS MUSKET SLING. Scarce sewn canvas sling for the 58 Cal. musket. 38-1/2” long with a sewn leather keeper and a 9” long leather-reinforcing panel stitched to the canvas sling. Sling terminates with an iron wire hook. CONDITION: Very good. Canvas is slightly discolored. Keeper is separated. A rare Confederate accoutrement that would make a nice addition to any Confederate long arm. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55144-3 CW35 (2,000-2,500)

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3124

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 21” dbl-edged blade. This is the most common marked naval cutlass, having “CSN” and a fluted anchor cast in pommel. This example is in much better than average condition, being recently found in a local Maine attic, along with some Union material. Sword exhibits a fine scabbard with canvas and leather frog. This is a fine example of a popular Confederate edged weapon rarely seen in its orig scabbard and frog. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with scattered areas of staining and pitting. A few small nicks to cutting edge. Tip is rounded. Scabbard is sound with scuffing, some flaking. Frog is very good. Leather surfaces have some scuffing. Canvas loop and back very good. Reinforced leather tip of scabbard is broken. 4-57142 JS240 (5,000-8,000)

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3125

CONFEDERATE SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD. Nice example of the classic Confederate short sword with “CS” cast in cross guard and star cast in pommel. 18-3/8” dbl-edged blade with central fuller. Leather scabbard with brass mounts. CONDITION: Brass surfaces of hilt and scabbard mounts have rich patina. Blade is gray/bright with large areas of pitting and black staining. Blade has been repointed. Scabbard body is sound with crazing and scuffing. Top mount is missing frog button. Drag is missing finial. Scabbard has shrunk from age such that a 3/8” gap is seen between top mount and sword cross guard. 4-57123 JS230 (4,000-7,000)

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3126

CIVIL WAR ERA BOWIE KNIFE PURPORTED TO HAVE BELONGED TO A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. 11-3/4” clip point bowie with well made ricasso. 16-5/16” overall. Has small iron cross guard with 2 quillons cast such that they cover edges of blade. Every surface of the blade, which is ¼” thick at the back, the flats, the edges, and false edges, is skillfully hollow ground suggesting surgical instrument maker’s work. Grip is checkered ebony with brass ferrule at cross guard and pommel. Pommel is flat, ovoid, and has umbrella shaped cap stand. Most likely, the unmarked knife, dating to the mid 19th C, was American made though there is a slight possibility of being from London or Scotland. Attached tag written in ink says “TAKEN FROM A PRISONER OF WAR JAN 6, 1865 AT COLUMBIA SOUTH CAR BY HENRY HESCOCK AND LATER SOLD TO SECOND LIEUTENANT JOSEPH MCCLURE OF CO C 15TH KENTUCKY”. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright. Few small nicks in cutting surface. Grip has longitudinal crack that has been repaired. Overall the knife is in excellent condition. 4-57157 (2,000-3,000)

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3127

CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. Heavy 11” blade. This knife is presumably made by W.J. McElroy or Macon, Georgia. It has a solid brass handle with a cruciform guard and a lanyard ring on the pommel. Published newspaper accounts during the Civil War reported that McElroy made a “Lasso Bowie”, the idea being to swing the knife on a rope(lasso) and release to impale the enemy. This is the knife that is accepted as the “Lasso Bowie”. Several variations of this knife exist. CONDITION: Lanyard ring bent. Quillons slightly bent up. Roman numeral VII found on bottom of guard. Blade shows various sharpening marks, staining, and pitting. 4-56934 JS60 (3,000-5,000)

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3127A.

CONFEDERATE LEECH & RIGDON SPUR WITH CAST CS AND STARS. Nice example of Confederate spur probably made by the Memphis Novelty Works. Owned by Leech & Rigdon. CS is cast in back of spur with cast stars at either end. A leather bootstrap is attached to spur. Spur is possibly excavated or an early battlefield pickup. Dirt is still found in protected area of castings. Iron rawl, however appears orig. 4-57153 JS296 (2,000-3,000)

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3128

EXCAVATED LA BELT BUCKLE. Fine excavated LA state seal stamped brass belt plate. Mullinax figure 264. Buckle has letter of authenticity signed by Steve Mullinax, author of Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates. CONDITION: Very good as excavated. Detail good of Pelican feeding young. N.O. is clear. This buckle has not been heavily cleaned and still contains orig dirt and corrosion. For an excavated plate this buckle is nice. Bar on reversal plate possibly reattached. 4-57148 JS293 (3,000-5,000)

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3129

CONFEDERATE “C.S.A.” ENLISTED MAN’S WAIST BELT PLATE. An excavated example of an authentic Confederate waist belt plate being of rectangular form measuring 2-3/4” x 1-7/8” crudely cast of brass having a 1/8” wide flat faced border, a sand cast background with the raised letters “C.S.A.”. The period after the “A” has “bled” into the bottom serif during the casting process. Cast integrally with the plate are three hooks on the reverse, two of which are slightly bent forward touching the back of the plate. A letter of authentication accompanies this lot from Steven Mullinax, noted buckle authority. CONDITION: Very good. In excavated condition. Wear or slight damage to the lower left hand corner, which occurred either during the casting process or it was light damage incurred during its period of use. Entire surface is dark, recessed places show dirt from being excavated. Belt plate has been out of the ground for many, many years and the edges, the face of the “S,” and the high points on the hooks on the reverse have lost some patina due to handling. 4-57416 CW102 (2,500-3,500)

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3130

EXCAVATED WESTERN STYLE 2 PIECE CS BELT BUCKLE. Excavated western style buckle still retains dirt and corrosion as found. Tongue and wreath exhibit slightly different patinas but both pieces match quite well. Buckle is unquestionably orig and a scarce western variety. Accompanied by letter of authenticity from Steve Mullianx, noted buckle authority. 4-57149 JS295 (2,000-3,000)

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3131

EXCAVATED 2 PIECE INTERLOCKING CS SWORD BELT BUCKLE. This is a nice excavated buckle with letter of authenticity from Steve Mullinax. Buckle is similar to figure 011 in his book. CONDITION: Very good as excavated. Buckles still retains dirt and corrosion as found. 4-57150 JS294 (2,000-3,000)

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3132

SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA FROCK COAT WITH CONFEDERATE HISTORY . Triple breasted olive drab green wool frock. Contained on collar are 4 Civil War era South Carolina buttons. These cuff-sized buttons are back marked “SCOVILL MFG CO, WATERBURY”. 35 later vintage South Carolina buttons adorn cuffs, tails, and face of coat. These South Carolina buttons are back marked “HORSTMANN, PHILADELPHIA”. These buttons are 20th C. White bullion tape of varying sizes adorn front of coat, collar, cuffs, and skirt edge, like seen on cadet and musician coats. Cut of coat is conforms to CW era, though sleeves are not bulbous and fairly straight. Elbows and cuffs are approximately the same diameter. Elbows being 6”, cuffs being 5-1/2”. There is one internal or tail pockets. Sleeve linings are white cotton; the rest of the coat is lined in a blue/gray material. Coat is housed in cedar box with a card, which reads “This coat was worn during the Civil War by Captain P.J. McCants of the First Battalion of the 14th Regiment of South Carolina Militia. The coat was, to some extent, repaired in 1937”. Letter of authentication by Jim Frasca, noted Confederate uniform authority, accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Scattered mothing, staining, and holes throughout coat body. Many are repaired. One button missing on face. Very good overall as restored. 4-57132 (5,000-10,000)

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3133

MAGNIFICENT FRAMED OVAL OIL MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF A CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY LIEUTENANT FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. Oval portrait descended directly from the family of 2nd Lt. John Benjamin Witherspoon Phillips, Company B, Manigault’s Battalion, SC Artillery, (Smith’s Company). Portrait measures 5-1/2” x 4”, is convex in form, and depicts an attractive young Confederate officer. His hair is swept to the left having long sideburns and a combed turned up mustache. He is wearing the gray frock coat of a Confederate 2nd Lt. of artillery with dbl-breasted frock coat with 14-button front, the edges piped in crimson, and sleeves decorated with the braid of his rank. On each side of the collar is a sgl gold bar indicating his rank, 2nd Lt. He is wearing the crimson sash of an officer with a sword belt and stylized oval belt plate. Hanging from his left waist is a gold watch fob and key. Painting is mounted in a multi layered mat, the primary being an oval gilt/gesso and wood frame approx. 1/4” deep overlaid by cream colored mat with a black edge decoration overlaid by a gray colored mat cut in trapezoidal form having a painted blue inner edge. Mats and painting are in a deep fancy wood and gesso frame faux painted to appear as ivory with two black lines. CONDITION: Painting is in excellent condition with bright colors and no defects. I am uncertain as to the substrate upon which this portrait was executed. Its smooth surface convex indicates that it may be painted on ivory or porcelain. CONDITION: Painting is in superb condition. Mats are very good with slight areas of dust and dirt. Frame is good with edged chipping here and there. Some of the gilt is fading. Back of the frame has been recovered in new paper. Accompanying the photograph are a number of documents and post war photographs. There is a post war carte de visite of Lieutenant Phillips standing next to his seated wife in civilian clothes. Photo is mounted on a pink card signed “S.T. Souder, Photo”. Back mark is fancy Victorian printing in gold with an armorial crest “Souder/Charleston,/S.C./263 King St. opposite Hastel St”. In addition, there is a cabinet card of his wife named Virginia Willis Phillips circa 1890 in a black dress with a pair of spectacles pinned to the left shoulder and having a large oval broche at her neck with a portrait of her husband within. Finally there is a photograph of Juilian Phillips in a 3/4 length view in full fraternal regalia (Lt. Phillips’ son). CONDITION: Carte-de-visit is excellent. Slight wear to the top edge. Cabinet card of Virginia Phillips has been severely trimmed, forming roughly an oval. Photograph of his son is bent at the upper right hand corner and has a minor loss to the left-hand corner. Three documents accompany the portrait, one being partially printed oath of allegiance for Virginia Phillips of the District of Charleston, State of SC. Subscribed and sworn on March 24, 1865 before 2nd Lt. William B. Eaton 127th Regiment NY Vol. Second document is partially printed Amnesty Proclamation and Oath of Allegiance for J.B.W. Phillips dated September 4, 1865 before Maj. Levi Stuber, Provost Marshal. Third document is an A.L.S. from Jay Ford Puolean, Surgeon in Charge, Academy Hospital, Chester, SC. The letter reads: “Office Academy Hospital, Chester S.H., S.C., June 3d, 1865. Lt.: J.B.W. Phillips, “Company D” Mani-Gault’s Battalion, A paroled Officer of Johnson’s Army is hereby dischar-ged from this Hospital, to report home in accordance with the terms of his pa-role”. CONDITION: Documents are in very good condition with light foxing overall. Virginia Phillips’ parole has minor losses at the top edges. Lt. Phillips enlisted in Manigault’s Battalion on February 28, 1862 as a Pvt. He became acting Battalion Ordnance Sergeant in June of 1862 and achieved that rank on January 31, 1863. On June 6, 1863, he was elected 2nd Lt. of Co. B and was detached as the Ordnance Officer and Legare’s Point, S.C. He commanded 40 men in action on the Ashepoo in May of 1864. He commanded the reserves at Rivers’ Causeway and spent time on picket duty and in charge of his company at Battery Island and Sucessionville. He participated in the evacuation of Charleston on February 17, 1865 and in the Battle of Bentonville, NC in March of 1865. He was paroled at Charleston, SC on September 4, 1865. A magnificent portrait accompanied by important military correspondence and documents, recently acquired from the Phillips family. 4-55120 (10,000-20,000)

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3134

HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE GENERAL OFFICER’S SWORD BELT AND PLATE OF MAJOR GENERAL ISAAC RIDGEWAY TRIMBLE. A most historic offering. We know of only one other documented Confederate General officer’s sword belt to be offered to the public in recent memory. The belt is of brown Russian leather decorated with 3 lines of gilt wire embroidery across the entire face of the waist belt. The fine Russian leather is folded and stitched over a leather and canvas body and sewn on the inside of the belt. Orig to the belt and attached is a magnificent and rare 2-pc MD. state seal belt plate of the highest quality. The belt plate is of cast brass, gold-plated, of 2-pcs in tongue and wreath style, the circular center being a die stamped brass and gold-plated finely detailed depiction of the MD. state coat of arms. The sword hangers are missing. Toward the back of the belt, in period ink, is signed “Major General Isaac Ridgeway Trimble,” which when compared to Civil War period documents containing his signature, this appears to be in the General’s own hand. Also accompanied by letter of authentication from one of the foremost authorities on Confederate buckles, Steve Mullinax. CONDITION: Good. Belt has obviously seen wear but is in very good condition with edge scuffing, slight losses of stitching here and there, and minor fraying to the gold embroidered decoration. Tongue and die stamped center of the 2-pc belt plate has turned a medium green color (verdigris) as opposed to the remainder of the belt plate which retains much of its orig gold wash. Belt and belt plate have been examined by noted Confederate expert Steve Mullinax, who reports “This 2-pc Maryland state seal buckle is on its orig. belt. The cast buckle is 83mm in length with a 54mm gold-gilded brass dye stamp tongue. It is on a 42mm width regulation leather General’s belt with silver-gilt thread making the linear design. The provenance is unquestionable. General Trimble’s name is written in ink on the backside of the belt. It is my considered opinion that Gen. Isaac Trimble’s 2-pc Maryland buckle and belt is of orig. pre-war manufacture, but used by Gen.. Trimble during his Confederate military career in the American Civil War, 1861-1865”. Isaac Ridgeway Trimble was an old man at the beginning of the Civil War, being born in Culpeper, VA. in 1802. He graduated from West Point in 1822 and served as an officer in the Ordnance Corps. and as a “Topographical Engineer” until 1832. He spent the next 29 years of his life as the Chief Engineer and Superintendent for a number of railroads in the Mid-Atlantic region and in the south. He adopted MD. as his home and the Confederacy as his cause. With the opening of hostilities, he operated with local MD. militia units to burn railroad bridges north of Baltimore, thus impeding the progress of troops descending on Washington, D.C. through MD. in response to Abraham Lincoln’s 1861 call for 75,000 volunteers. On August 9, 1861, he was appointed Brig. Gen. of the Confederate States Army and was given brigade command in Ewell’s division. Gen. Trimble proved himself to be a capable commander, particularly in the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign and battles at Cedar Mountain and during the Seven Days Campaign. He was severely wounded at Second Bull Run, which caused him to spend nearly a year in recuperation. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson commented on Trimble following this engagement, stating “After a day’s march of over 30 miles he ordered his command…to charge the enemy’s position at Manassas Junction. This charge resulted in the capture of a number of prisoners and 8 pieces of Artillery. I regard that day’s achievement as the most brilliant that has ever come under my observation during the present war”. He served as a commander and aide to Ewell on the first day of Gettysburg and then was assigned to command a division and troops in Picket Charge. He was wounded and captured at Gettysburg. His leg was amputated in a field hospital on the battlefield, and he became a prisoner of war until his exchange in February 1865. While a prisoner, he was promoted to Maj. Gen. to rank from January 17, 1863. In the post-Civil War years, he retired to Baltimore, working as a consulting engineer. He died on January 25, 1888. This offering presents only the second time in recent memory when a notable Confederate Gen. officer’s sword belt has been offered at public sale. Included is a post-war document with Trimble’s signature and a notarized letter of provenance. Trimble’s General Officer’s kepi and yellow silk sash are in the collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Rare indeed, this belt represents the height of finery for a Maryland Confederate officer. 4-57095 (40,000-60,000)

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3134A.

CONFEDERATE CANTEEN ID’D TO CAPT. FREDERICK SAMUEL BASS, CO. K, 1ST TEXAS INFANTRY. Bass graduated from Virginia Military Institute and raised a company called the Marshall Guards. He was promoted to Major the 18th of October 1862 and was a Captain for Co. K, 17th Regt. Texas Calvary; Clough Rangers. He was wounded the 7th of October 1864 and was also Colonel of Co. E, 1st Texas Infantry, Hood’s Bde. He was paroled at Appomattox and at the time was a Brevet Maj. General. The canteen of shallow tin, round in form with cork and metal stopper covered with a layer of bed ticking and then an outer layer of burlap on the exterior on which is stenciled on one side “CAPT. BASS” and the reverse, “1ST TEXAS”. SIZE: 7″ diameter. Folder with much research on Capt. Bass included. CONDITION: Generally very good. Burlap has various stains, some old re-stitching on the seams and one side has a couple of worn holes in the burlap through to the bed ticking (about the size of a thumb). 4-57077 (8,500-10,500)

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3135

CONFEDERATE WOOD CANTEEN. Classic Confederate cedar wood canteen about 7” x 2-1/2”, retained with iron bands and iron sling loops. CONDITION: Iron banding is complete but rusted. Wood body of canteen is light in color from old cleaning. 4-57120 JS235 (1,000-1,500)

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3136

TWO CONFEDERATE TIN CANTEENS. (1) Classic 6-1/2” tin canteen with one convex and one flat side and tin throat with three tin carrying loops. This is probably the most commonly excavated version of a Confederate tin canteen. This is a very presentable example, still showing large areas of orig surface and large areas of soldering. CONDITION: Numerous dents. Large areas of pitting. Several small pinhead sized holes. (2) About 6” diameter tin canteen with tin carrying rings and tin spout. This particular style canteen is excavated in various military sites from the 1840’s through the Civil War. Leather strap appears to be an old piece of harness leather retained with two iron brads and ends sewn. CONDITION: Canteen overall good. Scattered areas of rusting and pitting. Leather strap is sound, weak at a couple of areas. Thread where ends are sewn appears possibly newer than strap. 4-57119 JS236 (1,000-1,500)

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3137

CONFEDERATE WISHBONE BUCKLE AND BELT. Scarce medium sized 2-3/4” x 2-1/4”,genuine, Confederate wishbone buckle attached to 1820 vintage patent leather belt with embossed decorations. Buckle appears excavated. CONDITION: Buckle very good as excavated. Belt is very good with areas of scuffing and wear. Several small areas missing on the backside. 4-57122 JS238 (800-1,500)

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3138

RARE CONFEDERATE CANVAS DITTY BAG STENCILED “M.J. FREEMAN/C.S.N.”. An extremely rare relic identified to Chief Engineer of the CSS Alabama, Miles J. Freeman. Heavy canvas bag measuring 16” high x 16” wide with reinforced top and four heavy brass grommets. The face of the bag is stenciled “M.J. Freeman/C.S.N. (over a folded anchor and cannon insignia). A photograph of Freeman exists in the photo album of Edwar M. Anderson in the William Hanley Hoole papers in the Special Collections Library of the University of Alabama. Freeman served under Rapheal Semmes on the famed ship CSS Alabama during iits historic clash with the USS Kearsarge. CONDITION: Very good overall. Bottom corners are worn through. Reinforced top shows much wear with minor separations from the ridge. Grommets show traces of old leather around the rims(perhaps they secured a shoulder strap). Canvas is dark and discolored. Stenciling, in heavy black paint, remains quite strong. An extremely rare and historic survivor from an important officer of the Confederate navy’s most famous sailing ship. 4-57078 CW (9,000-12,000)

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3139

UNMARKED PERCUSSION PISTOL WITH CONFEDERATE HISTORY. Cal. 50. 7-5/8” oct bbl. Iron frame is contoured to match the rear of the bbl. Two pins on the bottom of the bbl indicate that it might have had a ramrod pipe at one time. Accompanying the pistol is a note that was found in the bbl “This pistol was taken from a diing dead rebel by John Meeker Co. B51 Regmet (penaslyvania) at the battle of Ronoak Island Presented to B.M.Ganell by J. Meeker”. This is nicely framed with the translation on the front and the orig on the back. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall, with light surface rust. Grips are chipped around the screw and on the bottom edges. Mechanically good. 4-56877 FS236 (600-1,000)

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3140

SIGNED ROBERT E. LEE CDV. Photograph taken from life. Lee is in uniform without military buttons or insignia so this photograph must have been taken shortly after his surrender. Several famous Brady photographs are known in this same coat. Documentation with this photograph states photograph is unpublished. Image is contained in approximate 2-1/2” oval. Below the oval photograph is darkly signed “R.E. LEE”. CONDITION: Card has several stains and minor soiling and scuffing. 2 pin holes above image. Signature is dark and bold. Reverse of card has 2 cent orange tax stamp. 4-57147 JS297 (4,000-6,000)

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3141

HAIR CUT FROM THE HEAD OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. Large sample of Jeff Davis’ hair. Many hundreds of hair in an approx 4” x 2” clump. Hair is contained in an envelope with old brown ink ID which reads “hair cut from the head of Jefferson Davis by the Federal authorities while prisoner from Fortress Monroe. Delivered by Mrs. Jefferson Davis by Col Warren S Reese for the benefit of the Monument fund. Handed to Mr. Auto Stoelker and by him to William Black, his successor.” Signed in a different brown ink by Auto Stoelker, February 1, 1895. 4-57144 JS265 (2,500-3,500)

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3142

FRAGMENTS OF CIVIL WAR FLAGS. Originally displayed on 6” x 3-1/2” card with old brown which states “I certify that this is a piece of the large flag taken from the State house in Richmond Virginia on the morning of April 3rd, 1865 by a detachment of General Witzells Command, the day of the evacuation of the Confederate capitol. It has been in my possession until this date, Chicago, Ill, March 8, 1886.” Signed “John O. Foster. Late delegate U.S. Chris. Com”. Originally pasted to back of card are 2 approx 4” x 1-1/2” red & white wool bunting. 2) Another flag fragment contained in envelope states. “Portion of the flag of Truce used by _______ in carrying the mails from Fort Sumter to the main land. Charleston Harbor, SC”. Contained in this small envelope is about a 2” x 1-1/2” fragment of a white cotton flag. 4-57151 JS298 (1,000-2,000)

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3143

WONDERFUL HISTORIC HAND PENNED BROADSIDE ANNOUNCING A FULL DRESS BALL DATED 1869 WITH FAMOUS GUEST LIST PROBABLY FOR A VETERAN’S GALA, SIGNED BY A HOST OF CONFEDERATE LUMINARIES. The 13-1/2” x 26 “ broadside is entirely hand penned with signatures of 51 prominent people including important Confederate veterans. Included in the list of signatures are Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, George Pickett, J.B. Magruder, and W.H. Norton, J. Mosby, and others. List also includes philanthropist George Peabody, former Virginia Governor Henry A. Wise, E.G. Booth Jr., Bolivar Christian, and many more. Event was a “Full Dress Ball” on “Wednesday Evening August 25th, 1869”. “Tickets admitting a Gentleman & two Ladies $1.00 – to be had from the Members of the Band or at the Door”. This broadside may be related to a fundraising event for Confederate veterans. It has been framed and matted in recent times. SIZE: Overall measurements are 22-1/2” x 34-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent with some fading to signatures and light foxing here and there. 4-55095 (27,500-32,500)

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3144

PRINTED SILK BROADSIDE, ANDREW JACKSON TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES CONCERNING SC’S ORDINANCE OF SECESSION IN 1832. 30” x 21” printed on silk by E Conrad, New York. Bordered by Greek Key Design. Text contains General Jackson’s proclamation in response to SC’s convention to dissolve the Union and secede. “Whereas, a Convention assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an Ordinance by which they Declare and will forthwith proceed to organize a separate government and do all things which sovereign and independent states may of right do. And whereas, the Ordinance prescribes to the people of South Carolina a course of conduct, in direct violation of their duty as citizens of the United States, subversive of its Constitution, and having for its object the destruction of the Union!” “I Andrew Jackson, President of the United States have thought proper to issue this my “Proclamation” stating my view s of the Constitution applicable to the measures adopted by the Convention of South Carolina, warning them of the consequences that must result! Strict duty would require me to preserve the peace of the Union. Fellow Citizens! The momentous case is before you. The undivided support of your government depends upon this great question, whether your sacred Union will be preserved! – Andrew Jackson”. CONDITION: Overall very good. Slight staining. About 1/2” band at top of broadside has remnants of glue and paper. This does not affect border or text. Both side edges are good with a few small tears. Bottom edge has soiling and 6 nail holes below border. Some fraying and tearing in bottom border and in text. Tearing in text removes or damages about 10 letters total. All in all this is in fine condition for a silk broadside of this vintage. 4-57152 JS299 (3,000-5,000)

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3145

LIST OF SICK SOLDIERS OF THE 13TH LA REGIMENT AT CAMP CHALMET 1861. 15” x 9-1/2” manuscript document listing names of about 40 soldiers with their ranks and ailments. Signed by a Confederate assistant surgeon named Dr. Charles Langenbecker on November 16, 1861. CONDITION: This interesting document has several cracks and breaks. A few holes and scotch tape repairs. 4-57027 JS291 (100-200)

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3146

VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE VETERAN’S JACKET AND PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1920 IDENTIFIED TO JAMES SELDEN SEAY OF VIRGINIA. Cadet gray jacket of fine wool broadcloth in sack coat style with a five-button front having five 3-pc Virginia state seal buttons, all back marked “Waterbury Button Co.” Turned down collar. Coat is made in 2-pc. Two buttons are on each cuff. The jacket is lined in brown polished cotton with a pocket in the wearer’s left breast lined in tan-colored cotton and a watch pocket in the left tail lined in tan-colored cotton. The central portion of the back is lined with loosely woven gray wool, having a yellow, red, and white check design. The coat is accompanied by a 6” x 3-1/2” photograph of the owner seated to the left wearing this or a similar jacket with veterans medals, a Southern Cross of Honor, and a slouch hat with a wreath insignia. He is seated next to another gentleman wearing a slouch hat, bowtie, and veteran’s jacket with colonel’s insignia on the collar. I performed a quick search for James Selden Seay’s war service record and found him listed on the website for the Chester County, Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans, however his regiment was not listed. I located numerous Virginia Confederates with this surname, a little effort in research will turn up a positive identification for this Virginia Confederate. CONDITION: Very good. Couple of small moth holes on the left breast, right breast, left arm, right arm, and tails. Interior lining is worn near the collar and armpits with minor period repairs. 4-57199 CW52 (1,500-2,000)

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3146A.

US NAVY UNIFORM, CHAPEAU WITH orig BOX AND GLOVES OF COMMODORE DANIEL B. RIDGELY. 1) Uniform is regulation full dress tailcoat made of midnight blue wool, having a dbl-breasted front with nine buttons down each side. A standing collar is 2” in height with a 3/4” wide strip of gold tape lace rising at the front of the collar and following the top of the collar all the way around. Buttons are 2-pc gold washed US Navy regulation buttons back marked “E.L.E. & Co. London”. Each sleeve has a 2” wide sgl band of gold lace having two raised bands within and a five-pointed gold embroidered star sewn above. Interior of the coat is lined in black polished cotton with heavy quilting to the breast. Stitched pattern is diagonal and narrow. Inside of the standing collar is lined in black velvet. Sleeves are lined with finely woven unbleached cotton. Tails are lined with gold silk. On the back of the coat, there are two buttons at the waist and one at the bottom of each tail. Bottoms of the tails are unhemmed. CONDITION: Very good. Little or no mothing evident. One set of buttons has been moved to a new location at some time during its use. Interior lining is intact with loose seams and a few tears near thee collar. Velvet on the inside of the collar is worn threadbare across 50% of the collar. Stitching on the sleeve linings is partially separated. Gold silk tail lining has several small holes and numerous light colored stains. 2) Accompanying the coat is Commodore Ridgley’s chapeau de bra made of beaver skin and rising 5-3/4” in the front, 8” in the back with a 1” black ribbed silk ribbon decorating the top edge all the way around. On the face of the chapeau is a large pleated silk rosette measuring 5” in diameter. Each end of the bicorn hat is adorned with a gold and dark blue bullion tassel. Three loops of gold wire braid are loosely attached at the top of the chapeau. Interior of the hat has a red, blue, and cream-colored striped silk lining in the crown, gold embossed in an armorial shield and “Stevens & Butt/7 Market Square/Norfolk, VA”. Red paper surrounds the crown lining and there is a 2-1/2” wide maroon leather sweatband. Hat is contained in its orig box of trapezoidal shape, roughly conforming to the shape of the chapeau measuring 21” across, 12-1/2” tall and 8-1/2” deep. Box is painted dark blue. On the top is an old shipping label, which is inscribed in period ink “Commodore Ridgley, U.S.N. 72 Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland.” In addition, there is a shipping label that reads “Adams Express Co. from Nofolk, Virginia.” Interior of the box is whitewashed. CONDITION: Very good. Edges of the chapeau toward the corners are worn. Gold wire gilt and tassels are loose. Rosette is slightly misshapen. Interior is fine. Hatbox shows the expected wear on the interior. Labels are fragile. One small chip out of the right side top. 3) There is a pair of white cotton dress gloves with three lines stitched on the top of each glove. CONDITION: Very good. Light discoloration from use and age. 4) Finally, this group is accompanied by a copy photograph of the USS Santiago de Cuba, the USS Shenandoah, and a blown up view of an engraving of Commodore Ridgely in uniform. 4-55311 CW44 (2,500-4,000)

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3147

REGULATION CONFEDERATE NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. This is a rare and popular Confederate pattern probably less than 20 examples of this pattern and maker exist in private hands. 30-1/2” blade etched with 15” panels on either side with various floral and military motifs, including crossed cannons over a fluted anchor, Confederate 1st National flag over an anchor, and floral decoration. Blade is stamped with importer’s agent name “COURTNEY & TENNENT, CHARLESTON, S.C.”. Blade is maker marked on spine “MOLE”. Guard consists of floral decorations surrounding a fluted anchor over a pair of crossed cannons. Pommel and back strap are a stylized dolphin’s head with scales continuing down back strap. Grip is white sharkskin with triple copper wire wrap. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of pitting. Several nicks to cutting edge. Etched panels are 95% discernible. 80% plus orig gilding remains on hilt, pommel, and back strap. 4-57010 JS143 (15,000-25,000)

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3148

RARE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD AND SCABBARD. One of the rarest types of Confederate swords. There are only a couple known in this variation. Some believe this is a product of the DeWitt firm of Columbus, GA. Its blade is lightly curved, sgl-edged and measures 31” long with a broad unstopped fuller. The blade shows forged imperfections, typical of sword blades crafted in the south. The hilt is of cast brass, crudely formed having a variant decoration on the counterguard of a crudely cast, snakelike figure between the branches. There is a dimple on both sides of the down turned quillon and an incised line along the base of the reverse counterguard. The crudely cast pommel cap has an upside down “CS” cast on the backside with a central casting line running through it and a large crude laurel leaf decoration. The grip is of wood covered in leather with twisted brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of bridal leather sewn up the backside with crudely made sheet brass furniture. CONDITION: Good. Blade has been lightly cleaned and retains a medium gray patina with scattered areas of light pitting. Hilt is in its orig rough cast form. Once cleaned, but now mellowed to a medium yellow patina. Grip has been rewrapped with new leather and wire in recent times. Scabbard and mounts are of Confederate manufacture and appear to be orig to the sword. Drag has numerous dents. Scabbard is repaired with glued leather patches in two places, and the sewn seam has been glued. A scarce and rare Confederate foot officer’s sword. 4-57235 CW107 (8,000-10,000)

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3149

E.J. JOHNSTON FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. Classic E.J. Johnston foot officer’s sword with 29-1/2” stopped fuller blade. This sword is signed “E.J. JOHNSTON, MACON, GA” in an etched panel. Blade is etched in two 20” panels, with various military and floral designs. One side has soldier’s name, which is indiscernible. CONDITION: Polished wood grip is perfect with orig copper twisted wire. Hilt and pommel exhibit yellow patina. Pommel cap shows old filing at tang. Blade is gray/black. Maker’s mark is only partially discernible. 4-56356 JS53 (8,000-10,000)

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3150

BOYLE, GAMBLE & MACFEE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 28-1/2” unstopped fullered blade. This example has maker mark “BOYLE, GAMBLE & MACFEE, RICHMOND” cast on bottom side of hilt. Brown leather grip with copper wire. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and light pitting. Orig washer. Leather is complete. Wire wrap is broken but appears all there. Remnants of gold paint are seen over grip wire and hilt. 4-57028 JS244 (3,000-5,000)

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3151

RARE CONFEDERATE STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD BY BOYLE & GAMBLE, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. A fine example of this attractive and scarce Staff and Field Officer’s sword having a 30” sgl-edged blade with broad unstopped fuller. The blade is decorated with etched designs across 60% of its face. At the ricasso, the sword is signed “Boyle ___ Richmond, VA”. The etching is distinctive of this manufacturer and includes a large “C.S.” and broad scrolls and floral decoration. The half-basket style hilt is of cast brass incorporating scrolls, a cornhusk design, and a wreath surmounted by a star having “C.S.” cast in the center. On the underside of the counterguard is stamped the number “45”. The sgl brass knuckle bow terminates at a cast brass pommel cap with a laurel leaf decoration. The grip is of wood wrapped in leather with dbl strand twisted wire wrap. The scabbard is of bridal leather with a dbl line embossed decoration sewn up the edge with its orig sheet brass furniture. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has been cleaned but maintains a light gray patina. Edge has been lightly sharpened. Etching is faint but visible. Maker’s signature is present but barely discernible. Hilt is excellent. Orig grip wrap is tight. Scabbard leather is flexible but the surface is crackled with minor losses here and there. Stitching is loose in certain areas. Scabbard maintains its orig mounts. 4-57388 CW114 (10,000-12,000)

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3152

THOMAS, GRISWOLD CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER. 35” partially stopped fullered blade with full firm mark “Thomas, Griswold & Co., New Orleans”. This is an excellent example of a popular Confederate officer’s sword. There is an accompanying cloth tag, which reads “THOMAS GRISWOLD & CO, NEW ORLEANS, REBEL SWORD, TAKEN AT NEWBERNE, N.C. AT CAPTURE OF THAT CITY BY GENL BURNSIDE’S FORCES, PRESENTED TO H.W. CLARK BY CAPT. W.B. MARSH, CONN HISTORICAL SOC.” This tag is hard to read and light and has been transcribed onto brass plaque. CONDITION: Brass scabbard is fine with only a couple small dents near drag. Hilt, pommel, and scabbard exhibit matching yellow brass patinas. Grip is very good. Leather exhibits most of its orig shine with only scuffing at a few high points. Twisted brass wire wrap shows verdigris, but is tightly wrapped. Blade is gray/bright with scattered areas of pitting and staining. 4-56956 JS45 (10,000-15,000)

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3153

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD MADE BY DUFILHO, NEW ORLEANS. A Confederate copy of the US Model 1850 foot officer’s sword by this fine New Orleans sword smith. It has a 30-1/2” straight sgl-edged blade with a wide unstopped fuller. Stamped approx. 4” from the hilt is “Dufilho/N. Orleans”. The hilt is of cast brass with a floral decorated counterguard and a sgl-branch knuckle bow with a cast brass pommel, cast with a laurel leaf pattern. The pommel is of New Orleans style 2-pc construction. The grip is of wood covered in black leather and wrapped in twisted brass wire. The scabbard is black bridal leather stitched up the back with heavy brass top mount and drag, which appear to be replacements. The center mount, with a sgl carrying ring, is of sheet brass with a crudely engraved two and three-line decoration, which I believe to be orig to the sword. CONDITION: Sword is in nice untouched condition. Blade has a medium brown, uncleaned patina with numerous areas of surface rust across the bottom half of the blade. Maker’s markings are bold and clear. Hilt is slightly bent. Grip is fine. 4-57230 (10,000-12,000)

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3154

LOUIS FROLEICH STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. 31” unstopped fullered blade. Hilt has the letters “CSA” cast as an integral part of basket. This is one of the most popular patterns of Confederate Officer’s swords made. Brass pommel and ferrule. Leather grip with sgl iron wire wrap. Metal scabbard with brass throat and ring bands. Iron drag. This is the scarcer variety of Froleich staffs without Roman numerals or a cutout over the “C”. CONDITION: Hilt has several bends. Ferrule is loose. Wire wrap is loose. Most of orig grip leather remains with some chipping and wear to the high spots. Blade appears uncleaned. Blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Scabbard retains areas of orig black paint. Drag has come loose and has been glued back in place. 4-56353 JS46 (10,000,15,000)

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3155

THOMAS, GRISWOLD ARTILLERY OFFICERS SABER. 31-3/4” partially unfullered curved blade stamped “THOMAS, GRISWOLD & Co., NEW ORLEANS”. This is a good example of the brass scabbarded Griswold artillery saber. CONDITION: Grip leather about 50% plus intact. Wire 100% but loose. Blade retains protective washer. Blade is gray with old sharpening and scattered pitting and staining. Hilt is slightly loose. Pommel cap has unusual “cross” cut on top. Scabbard is very good with one large dent near drag and numerous small dents. Scabbard and hilt both cleaned and have matching yellow patinas. Scabbard throat is retained by a screw. Second screw is missing. Screw retention of throat is not a typical Griswold feature, but this appears contemporary to sword’s use. 4-56350 JS49 (8,000-10,000)

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3156

THOMAS, GRISWOLD FOOT OFFICERS SWORD IN BRASS SCABBARD. 29” partially stopped fullered blade marked “TG & Co, N.O.”. This is an excellent example of a Thomas Griswold foot officer’s sword with a rare variation of a brass scabbard, such as found on this company’s Cavalry and Artillery sabers. CONDITION: Typical Griswold grip of polished black leather is very good, 100% complete with only a few scuffs and wear to high areas. Patina on hilt and scabbard rich and matching. Blade is gray/bright with scattered areas of staining. Scabbard is very good. Drag has wear from carrying and dragging on ground. Middle mount is missing sword ring. 4-56361 JS47 (10,000-15,000)

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3157

BOYLE & GAMBLE FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 29” unstopped fullered blade etched with various motifs, including a shield with “CSA” and Confederate 2nd National flag. Grip is leather covered with sgl brass wire. Pommel decorated with typical Boyle & Gamble leaf design. Guard is copy of 1850 US with floral design. Scabbard is top sewn leather, originally with three mounts. Missing middle mount. CONDITION: Grip retains most orig leather, though about 50% worn through. Still retains all orig wire. Quillon is bent down on hilt. Hilt exhibits good, mustard colored patina. Etched panels on blade are faint but 90% discernible. Blade is gray with scattered areas of black staining and pitting. Point has been sharpened and re-tipped. Scabbard body is very good. One 1” area of rodent damage. Leather body is covered by protectorate. Top mount is loose. Drag is also loose and is probably a replacement. Patina does not match scabbard tip and throat. 4-56352 JS48 (8,000-10,000)

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3158

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 31-1/2” unstopped fullered blade etched with “C.S.” on each side. No maker marks are on this sword. Sword could be a product of Leech & Rigdon, of Memphis, Tennessee or Columbus, Mississippi. Cast flower on bottom of hilt, normally associated with Leech & Rigdon manufacturing, and an oval “C.S.” in guard. Grip is tarred canvas with twisted brass wire over a cord wrap. Scabbard is leather with brass mounts. Two tooled inscribed lines run length of leather scabbard body. Scabbard is center sewn. Between drag and middle mount is a 5” x 1-1/2” paper label, which is partially discernible in old brown ink, reading “From Fort _______ Presented ______ by Farra__”. CONDITION: Blade is bright. Etching is excellent. Some black staining scattered on etched panels. A few small nicks in cutting edge. Blade retains orig protective washer. Grip is near perfect, still retaining its orig polish. Scabbard is crazed. Drag is loose. Brass mounts and hilt exhibit fine untouched patinas. Scabbard has shrunk such that there is an approximate 1/2” gap between throat and hilt. 4-56942 JS41 (10,000-15,000)

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3159

SHARP & HAMILTON CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER. 35” partially stopped fuller Cavalry blade. This is a rarely found maker-marked “Sharp & Hamilton, Nashville, Tennessee” cavalry sword. This is the distinctive Sharp & Hamilton sword having a brass cutlass type hilt without branches, iron pommel, capstan rivet, and back strap. Scabbard is the correct iron style with brass rings and pinned iron throat. Grip is typical Sharp & Hamilton later Nashville Plow Works, having very small, tightly twisted brass wire over a leather grip. CONDITION: Grip retains 80-90% orig leather and 90% of orig wire. Leather still shows shine in some areas, though worn at the high spots and one piece torn away. Brass hilt and ring bands cleaned with matching patinas. Blade has a contemporary repair to break midway in length of blade. “SHARP & HAMILTON, NASHVILLE TENN” is mostly discernable in two stamped cartouches on ricasso. Scabbard exhibits numerous large dents. One side of scabbard heavily cleaned, while backside is dark. Scabbard pitted overall. 4-56917 JS44 (5,000-10,000)

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3160

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICERS SWORD. 30” unstopped fullered blade. This is the rarely encountered Louis Froleich made foot officer’s sword with “CSA” in a ribbon on bottom of guard. Grip is leather covered with sgl brass wire. Quillon exhibits Roman numeral XXXIX. Iron scabbard is brass mounted and throat has the Roman numeral XI. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of cleaning and pitting. Hilt and brass mounts on scabbard exhibit good patinas. Grip is very good, retaining all orig wire. Leather is chipped and worn on high spots. Scabbard is very good, still retaining brown paint over most of the body. Scabbard is about 2” longer than the sword. 4-56363 JS42 (10,000-15,000)

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3161

NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER. 34-1/2” unstopped fullered blade. Hilt has the letters “CSA and NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” cast into the bottom of guard. Leather grip with twisted brass wire is contained by brass ferrule, and brass back strap and pommel. Iron braised seam scabbard with iron drag has two large brass ring mounts. This scabbard is Confederate but is not the scabbard normally associated with Nashville Plow Works. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered pitting. Numerous small nicks in blade. ½” of point is broken off. Grip leather is about 90% intact. Twisted brass wire appears complete. Brass scabbard mounts and brass hilt exhibit similar patinas. Scabbard body is brown with one dent. Scabbard lacks throat. 4-56362 JS50 (8,000-10,000)

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3162

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER IN WOOD SCABBARD. 35” straight unfullered blade. Brown leather grip. Small brass branched hilt with brass ferrule and brass pommel cap. Scabbard mounts are made from tin with brass rings. Scabbard is made from two pieces of wood pinned together. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with areas of cleaning and black staining. Grip is fine, much of leather surface exhibits orig shine with several areas scuffed. Only one strand of orig iron wire remains. Scabbard is very good, wood body shows numerous scratches and scuffs. Throat and middle mount are very good, showing some orig black paint. Scabbard lacks drag. 4-56918 JS55 (6,000-8,000)

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3163

MODEL 1840 PALMETTO CAVALRY SABER. 36” slightly curved blade marked COLUMBIA, S.C. Cord wrapped, leather grip with twisted brass wire. Iron mounted scabbard with sgl pin holding throat. This is a fine example of a usually well-used Confederate secondary sword. CONDITION: Leather grip is about 100% intact. Protective washer is missing. Blade is uncleaned and has scattered areas of orig shine under areas of rust and staining. “COLUMBIA, S.C.” marking is especially well struck on ricasso. 4-56351 JS52 (4,000-6,000)

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3164

CONFEDERATE INSCRIBED NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. Model 1852 US Naval officer’s sword made “AMES MFG Co. CHICOPEE, MASS 1852”. This sword is US Navy inspected, meaning it was purchased by government for US Navy officer in 1852. Sword has light, contemporary inscription to the top mount of scabbard that reads “REBEL S_ _ _, C. S. HALE, CSA 1861”. On opposite side of same mount, “1” is inscribed. On top of guard, another large “1” is inscribed. 26” blade is maker marked “AMES MFG CO. CHICOPEE, MASS”, ricasso is stamped “1852, P, RBH”. 13” etched panels on each side of blade show various patriotic Naval motifs. Grip is white sharkskin with gilded twisted wire. Typical 1852 hilt with “USN” in ribbon. Pommel has dropped winged eagle with stars on top. Leather scabbard with three brass mounts. Blade of drag is inspected “P”. CONDITION: 80%-90% gilt wash remains on hilt, pommel, and scabbard mounts. Grip is very good with wear to sharkskin at high spots. Blade is gray. Etched panels are clearly seen. Remnants of green paint are found on blade. Scabbard has glued repair at drag. Blade retains protective washer. 4-57011 JS142 (4,000-6,000)

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3165

ENGLISH IMPORT CONFEDERATE OFFICERS SWORD. 33” stopped fullered blade, etched with dropped wing eagle with “CSA” shield. 11 stars are in a crescent above eagle’s head. Blade is agent marked “Halfmann & Taylor, Montgomery Alabama and London”. Hilt is 3-branched with brass back strap and decorated brass ferrule. Grip is sharkskin with triple wire wrap. Scabbard is iron mounted and the type typically found on US non-regulation foot swords. Pommel cap shows old lead solder, showing hilt has probably been off this sword. This pattern blade has never been seen with this hilt prior to this specimen, but it could be contemporary. CONDITION: Hilt is very good. Grip wrap is very good, retaining all orig wire. Blade is gray. Etching is very good. Few nicks in cutting edges of blade and scattered black staining. Scabbard is very good, several small dents, gray brown metal surface. 4-56354 JS51 (3,000-5,000)

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3166

CONFEDERATE FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS SWORD WITH FLOATING “CS” IN HILT. 30-1/4” unstopped fullered blade. This sword is known to have been made by the firm of Leech & Rigdon, originally of Memphis, Tennessee, later of Columbus, Mississippi, and finally of Greensboro, Georgia. A similar sword to this was carried by Missouri Confederate General Joseph Shelby during the Civil War. Grip, as with most Leech & Rigdon products, is leather wrapped over cord, and finally, covered with twisted brass wire. SN 223 appears on blade (near ricasso), both ring bands, and all three scabbard mounts. Scabbard body is center sewn. CONDITION: Blade is gray/brown and uncleaned with areas of scattered pitting and staining. Hilt and scabbard mounts exhibit deep, mustard colored matching patinas. Grip wire is almost totally gone. Cord is intact with about 25-35% of leather is missing. Blade retains original, red Moroccan washer. Drag is missing blade and is loose. Seam in scabbard has split open at most of its length. 4-56359 JS43 (8,000-10,000)

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3167

CONFEDERATE STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. Upon first glance, this sword appears to be a product of Louis Froleich of the Confederate States Armory in Kenansville, North Carolina, but this 29-1/2” unstopped fullered blade bears a partial stamp of “B. DOUGLAS & Co, COLUMBIA, S.C.” We are not sure that this is a product of Douglas or just an agent stamp, but the grip is fatter and more bulbous than a typical Froleich, and the ferrule is taller, being almost 1”. Accompanying Confederate scabbard is leather bodied, center sewn, has two Boyle & Gamble styled mounts. CONDITION: Grip is fine, retaining all orig leather and wire. Hilt, pommel, and ferrule exhibit good yellow brass patina. Top scabbard mounts have dark, rich, mustard colored patina. Leather scabbard body is very good and is coated with protectorate. Drag is reproduction. 4-56360 JS57 (10,000-15,000)

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3168

SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA OFFICERS SWORD INSCRIBED TO FRED E. RANGER. 1840’s vintage Horstmann imported militia sword with Indian princess pommel. Decorated reverse “P” guard ending in eagle head quillon. Languet is decorated with South Carolina state seal. Solid brass scabbard is engraved with various floral and geometric motifs. Reverse of scabbard is marked “425 and HORSTMANN” in stamped cartouche. Grip consists of decorated brass ferrule with two mother-of-pearl slabs. Mother-of-pearl slab on reverse is finely engraved “Fred E. Ranger”. 31” blade is decorated in blue and gold with military trophies. Blue and gold panels are about 12” on each side. CONDITION: Mother-of-pearl slabs are near perfect with only one small chip at bottom at right of front slab. Hilt and scabbard exhibit strong traces of gilding. Other metal exhibits mellow yellow brass patina. Blade is bright. Blue and gold panels are bright but show some light staining and light rust. Several nicks to cutting edge. 4-56355 JS64 (6,000-8,000)

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3169

CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 30” unstopped fullered blade. Brass florally decorated 1850-pattern hilt. Hilt has New Orleans features, including split pommel. Grip is polished black leather with twisted black wire. Accompanying scabbard is brass mounted. Scabbard is top sewn and brass mounts are attached with screws. CONDITION: Blade is gray/black, pitted, and has areas of resharpening. Scabbard body is solid. Drag is replaced. 4-57118 JS232 (3,000-4,000)

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3170

CONFEDERATE CAVALRY SABER MADE BY MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS. 35” unstopped fullered blade. Brass 3-branched hilt is marked “THOMAS LEECH & CO, MEMPHIS NOVELTY WORKS”. Grip is twisted copper wire over leather. Accompanying scabbard is iron with brass mounts. CONDITION: Blade is gray with areas of cleaning and pitting. Leather washer is replaced. Grip is probably rewrapped. Scabbard is restored. 4-57117 JS231 (4,000-6,000)

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3171

A HISTORIC CAPTURED UNION OFFICER’S SWORD WITH PRESENTATION TO AN OFFICER OF THE 1ST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS. The sword is a non-regulation US staff and field officer’s sword having a 30-1/2” lightly curved, sgl edged blade with etching covering about 60% of its face. The sword is unsigned of European manufacture. The etching includes an American shield, eagle, and “US” surrounded by floral and military decorations. The hilt is of cast brass having a basket style hilt with a down turned wing American eagle perched on top an American shield set upon a stand of flags. The opposite counter guard is decorated with a circle having a pierced quatrefoil. The pommel has a band of oak leaves at its border. The grip is of wood covered in leather with triple strand brass wire wrap. The scabbard is of German silver with a brass throat, two ring mounts, and drag. Between the two sword mounts is inscribed, “Taken near Winchester, Va./Presented by/The members of Co. F/to 2nd Lt. Josiah Cox 1st S.C.V”. CONDITION: Good. Blade has a dark gray patina, the surface of which has been cleaned. Etching is visible. Tip is deeply pitted. Remnants of old glue are present at the ricasso. Hilt is slightly loose. Grip is fine. Scabbard has numerous dents and dings with one large dent about 5” above the drag. The 1st S.C. Inf. was one of the regiments raised in S.C. to lay siege to Fort Sumter, after which they were sent to VA. By the spring of 1862, the enlistments of the first draft of men had expired. The unit was reorganized in the spring of 1862 combined with the Darlington Guards to become the Pee Dee Light Artillery. Lt. Josiah Cox is listed as the junior officer in Company F. The unit was under the command of Brigadier General Maxey Gregg and later C.W. McCreary. The Pee Dee Light Artillery fought throughout the eastern campaigns of the Army of Northern VA, most notably at Antietam, Fredericksburg, & Chancellorsville, and formed a unit of the Confederate artillery that opened the Battle of Gettysburg. Its rare indeed to find a union sword captured and presented to a Confederate officer. 4-57338 CW77 (3,500-5,500)

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3172

CONFEDERATE NEW ORLEANS FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 30-1/2” unstopped fullered blade. Cast brass decorated 1850-style pattern hilt with New Orleans features, including split pommel. The sword is entirely unmarked, but most likely made by Dufilho. Grip is of wood wrapped in leather with twisted brass wire. No scabbard. CONDITION: Good. Blade has a lovely untouched plum/brown patina. Medium to heavy pitting only on the bottom 2-1/2” of the blade. Hilt is excellent and finely cast. Grip has been rewrapped with replacement twisted wire. 4-57197 CW64 (2,000-2,500)

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3173

CONFEDERATE UNMARKED CAVALRY SABER. This type purportedly manufactured by the Atlanta Mfg. Co. but is unmarked formerly considered in the “Dog River” category. The blade is nearly straight with an unstopped fuller measuring 35” long and sgl edged. The sword retains its orig buff leather throat washer. The hilt follows the pattern of a US Model 1840 cavalry saber but is of diminutive size. The three-branched guard is of cast brass. The pommel is crudely cast with a large casting flaw on the backside. The grip is of wood with a brass ferrule at the base and wrapped in brown leather with twisted brass wrap. No scabbard. CONDITION: Sword is in untouched and uncleaned condition with a dark gray blade, having a couple areas of surface rust and light pitting overall. Hilt has a mellow aged appearance and the grip is complete but the leather is dry. 4-57196 CW65 (2,000-2,500)

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3174

IVORY-HANDLED CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. 15” clip point Bowie with iron d-guard and two pinned ivory slab grips. This is the first ivory-handled knife we have seen that we feel is probably Confederate. CONDITION: Blade and hilt are gray/brown with pitting overall. Pins holding ivory slab are also brown/gray and pitted. Ivory slabs fit well with only a couple small gaps from shrinkage. Ivory is stained where in contact with iron guard. Several hairline cracks in ivory, one extending the entire length of one slab, but grips remain sound and tight. 4-57013 JS145 (4,000-6,000)

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3175

CONFEDERATE COURTNEY & TENNENT NAVAL CUTLASS. 19-1/2” dbl-edged sgl fullered blade marked in rectangular cartouche on ricasso “COURTNEY & TENNENT, CHARLESTON, S.C.”. Standard three-branched guard with crosshatched compressed leather slab grips. CONDITION: Blade is smooth gray/brown with some areas of staining, light pitting. A few nicks in cutting edge. Blade appears varnished. Outside branch on guard is bent down. One, leather slab worn and loosing its shine and texture. Other side retains most of its orig shine and cross-hatching. 4-57012 JS144 (3,000-4,000)

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3176

CONFEDERATE NAVAL CUTLASS. 21” dbl edged blade. This is a nice example of the Confederate Naval Cutlass with “CSN” and “fluted anchor” cast in pommel. CONDITION: Blade is in as found condition with several nicks to cutting surface. Blade is black/brown with areas of rust and pitting. Cleaned at ricasso. Hilt has been cleaned. Remnants of old polish in pommel devices and feathered grip. 4-55139 JS97 (3,000-4,000)

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3177

LOT OF 2 CIVIL WAR BRASS HANDLED SABER BAYONETS. 1) 22-1/2” unfullered blade marked “COLLINS & Co., HARTFORD, CONN”. SN 9159 on brass hilt. CONDITION: Blade bright with scattered areas of staining. Hilt is inspected “FCW”. Pleasant yellow color. One bend to muzzle ring. 2) Confederate style 20” dbl-edged blade with two central ridges. SN 596 on cruciform guard. CONDITION: Blade is black and heavily pitted. Locking spring is black and heavily pitted. Brass has pleasant patina with some black staining. 4-56367 JS65 (1,500-2,500)

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3178

19TH CENTURY HANGER. Interesting brass hilted hanger with 22” blade. We have seen at least one more of this pattern before. It was purported to be Confederate, but this sword could just as easily be of some other origin, though it does appear to be of that era or earlier. Blade is hand forged with long unstopped fuller. Grip is cast brass with concentric ring design. Hilt is a brass D-guard with quillon ending in flat ball. CONDITION: Blade is gray with areas of sharpening and old finishing marks. Several nicks are found in cutting surface. Grip is good with nice patina. Worn through at high spots. 4-56993 JS233 (1,000-2,000)

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3179

CONFEDERATE RICHMOND 58 CAL. CARBINE. A very nice example of the scarce Richmond carbine. Bbl measures 25” with pinched front sight and standard M1855 type three-leaf rear sight on a walnut stock held by two iron bbl bands having a brass nose cap, iron trigger guard, and brass buttplate. Ramrod is of steel with a tulip shaped head. The lock plate is of C.S. Richmond mfg marked “C.S. Richmond, Va.” in front of the hammer, and the date “1863” vertically to the rear. One of the two iron bbl bands is marked with a horizontal “U”. There is a sling swivel mounted to the bottom of the buttstock immediately behind the trigger guard tang. The number “27” measuring approx. 1/4” high is stamped in the wood between the rear sling swivel and the trigger guard tang. The top bbl flat at the breach is dated “1863,” and the “V/P/” eagle head proof marks are visible at the breach. In addition, the letters “LW” are visible on the oct breach just above the stock on the left side of the carbine. CONDITION: Very good. Right face of the buttstock has been scarred by numerous tack holes and a U-shaped gouge (approx. where a patch box might occur) presumably by the mounting of old identification plaques now long gone. Gun appears to have been together throughout its period of use, including the ramrod with the notable exception of the lock plate and hammer, which are ill fitting and whose condition does not match the rest of the metal parts on the carbine. All metal parts have a medium gray patina with heavy pitting near the breach. Lock plate shows traces of its case hardened finish, which does not match the rest of the metal surfaces on the gun. Several old gouge marks on the stock opposite the lock. Bbl shows evidence of having its breach plug removed. Numerous vice pinches on the bbl flats and the tang. Walnut stock is NOT cut for a Maynard tape priming device and thus is likely of Confederate manufacture. 4-57194 (5,000-10,000)

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3180

CONFEDERATE RICHMOND 58 CAL. CARBINE COMPOSITE. A made up example of the scarce Richmond carbine. Bbl measures 25” with pinched front sight and standard M1855 three-leaf rear sight on a walnut stock held by two iron bbl bands having a brass nose cap, iron trigger guard, and iron buttplate. Ramrod is of steel with a tulip shaped head. The lock plate is of C.S. Richmond mfg marked “C.S. Richmond, Va.” in front of the hammer, and the date “1864” vertically to the rear. CONDITION: Good. Composite carbine made up of various parts. Bbl shows the shadow of its former sight mortise 5-1/2” forward of the tang. Removal of the lock plate reveals the distinctive “cut” for the Maynard tape primer within the lock plate mortise. Ramrod is a replacement. Stock is cracked at the wrist and has been repaired. Numerous repairs to the stock are found towards the rear of the lock plate. All metal parts are dark and uncleaned covered with medium pitting. Buttplate is heavily pitted. 4-57195 CW67 (3,500-5,000)

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3181

RARE IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE RIFLE/MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. 1861 Springfield rifle/musket with usual markings and configuration. Left side of the stock is neatly hand carved “J.D. McADAMS Co I 26 NCT”. The 26th North Carolina Troops (NCT) was organized in 1861 with Pvt. J.D. McAdams enlisting in Tennessee County, NC at Camp Vance on 12-7-61. He is listed as 24 years old. This unit fought at Gettysburg and on July 2, 1863 lost 588 of 800 troops. On July 3rd they lost an additional 120. The 26th had the gruesome distinction of having the highest casualty rate of any Confederate Unit at Gettysburg. The Unit survived and surrendered with Lee at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865. This musket was unquestionably a captured rifle and at one time was used in hand to hand fighting as there is a very deep sword cut about half way up the bbl. Accompanied by an orig Civil War Era musket sling with brass hook that has been crudely carved “SLOW”. CONDITION: Very good. Metal retains a dark brown heavy patina. It was cleaned a long time ago with some draw filing & deep pitting and now has this dark patina. Rear sight has one broken blade. Stock has a couple of hairlines back of the lockplate, otherwise retains a very dark patina. Inscription is clear. Sling is fine with a reconditioned dry crackled surface with about 50% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong crusty bore. 4-57353 JR775 (7,500-12,500)

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3182

RICHMOND RIFLE-MUSKET. Cal .58. 40” bbl. Bbl proofed “VP” over “eagle head” and deeply stamped 1864. Lock is marked 1864 rear of hammer and “C.S.” over “Richmond, VA” forward of hammer. This is a very scarce Richmond model. Few 1864’s were made or survive. This gun appears 100% orig and authentic and is in as found condition. CONDITION: No rifling in bore. Stock has been lightly sanded. Metal surfaces cleaned and gray. Lock markings sharp. “VP eagle” sharp on bbl. Bbl date 1864 barely discernible. Pitting at bolster. Rear sight is missing leaves. Brass buttplate and nose cap have nice matching patinas. 4-56330 JS40 (10,000-15,000)

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3183

RARE CONFEDERATE RICHMOND TYPE 1 RIFLE/MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. Standard early type with 40″ bbl with square base front sight/bayonet lug & a 900-yard ladder musket rear sight. It has a tulip head ramrod, three iron bands, brass nose cap, 2-pc trigger guard with swivels & a “US” marked buttplate tang with “U” marked bbl bands. It has the first type lockplate with “RICHMOND, VA” marking on the toe of the plate & “1861” vertically behind the hammer. It obviously was made from a variety of captured U.S. parts including an 1855 style hammer with the cutter bottom edge for Maynard tape primer. Left side of the buttstock is very clearly stamped “Co H. 11th CM”. This was obviously a hard used Confederate musket. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains with the bbl having moderate to heavy pitting with all the metal retaining a cleaned bright finish. Stock is sound with a wonderful hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, dark crusty bore with strong rifling. 4-57233 (9,000-12,500)

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3183A.

ASSEMBLED 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Lockplate is dated “1861” at the rear, and only the “US” is visible at the front. Bbl date has been defaced by filing. “US” inspector marks appear on the bbl, and buttplate. Other parts except the replaced ramrod are too pitted to show. CONDITION: Heavily cleaned bbl with moderate pits still showing. Heavy pitting on the flat and rounded bbl bands. Stock has been repaired at the wrist using plastic wood. Parts are missing from the primer mechanism but the lock functions otherwise. 4-56331 X109 (500-1,000)

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3184

WHITNEY SPECIAL MODEL MUSKET. Cal. 65. 40” part oct bbl. The humpback lockplate is marked “E. WHITNEY”. Other parts assembled. The stock has two faint cartouches. The rear sight and ramrod are reproductions. Front swivel is missing. The buttplate and forearm tip are brass. These were assembled by Whitney after the Civil War using surplus parts. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with moderate pitting and vice marks at the rear of the bbl. Tang is broken. Wood has heavy dents and scratches with some oil soaking. Mechanically good. 4-57256 FS185 (1,000-2,000)

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3185

RICHMOND MUSKET. Cal. 58. 40-1/4” bbl. Short humpback lockplate dated “1863” at the tail with “C S / RICHMOND× VA” at the front. The remains of US inspector marks are on the upper left flat of the bbl. The bbl bands have the standard “U” proof mark. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light pitting, except at the muzzle where it has been turned or cleaned for a bayonet. Ramrod is a replacement. Stock is good. Action is fine. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55700 (5,000-8,000)

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3186

RICHMOND LOW HUMP RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 63. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. This composite rifle has mostly US musket pieces. Brass forearm tip is possibly Confederate. Bayonet is from an Enfield musket. Lockplate is dated “1863”. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned to gray with pitting at the breech. Stock is good. Lock is fine. 4-56906 (2,000-3,000)

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3187

CONFEDERATE USED HALL MODEL 1819 CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 54. NSN. Confederate conversion of this flintlock musket is quite unusual. It has 32-3/4″ bbl with two bands, sling swivels & the arched iron trigger guard/grip. Conversion was accomplished by forging part of a hammer onto the bottom jaw of the flintlock hammer with a nosecup added. Frizzen & pan obviously were eliminated with a nipple added. Left top side of the frame is stamped “S. CAROLINA”. It is accompanied by a Confederate converted socket bayonet that apparently didn’t fit so well as it sticks when installed and there are heavy hammer marks on the bottom of the neck. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 80% strong orig brown with a few nicks & dings & a scrape toward the muzzle. Top of the frame has been wire wheel cleaned with heavy pitting. Stock was apparently shattered through the wrist and is now very nicely repaired with a replaced section behind the receiver & some fill on the left side by the receiver. It has a crack forward of the trigger guard and there are four notches carved in the comb. Overall it has usual handling & use marks and generally retains a fine hand worn patina. Bayonet is silver/gray with moderate pitting. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with light pitting in the grooves. 4-57272 JR774 (4,000-7,000)

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3188

AUSTRIAN WENZEL CIVIL WAR RIFLE/MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. Fine contract musket with 37-3/8″ oct to rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug & a 900 meter musket rear sight. It has full length birch stock with three iron bands, iron furniture, slotted head ramrod & sling swivels. Stock has a cheekpiece. Right side of the butt has been amateur, period inlaid with small metal tubes “ANTIETAM”. CONDITION: Fine. Was in superb condition when captured and has hung in a lodge or above a fireplace for a very, very long time & has a very heavy coating of smoke that is a dark crusty patina. Forestock has twisted, otherwise the wood is sound with a few gouges, nicks & dings. Mechanics are crisp, bore is strong with crusty rust. 4-57299 JR772 (1,250-1,750)

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3189

VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY MUSKET, CONFEDERATE CONVERSION TO PERCUSSION. 39” bbl. Lock plate is marked “VIRGINA MANUFACTORY” forward of hammer. Rear of hammer is marked “RICHMOND 1815”. Conversion to percussion is done via a braised bolster, which was done by several contractors in Richmond and other sites in the South. A fixed rear sight has been added. Because of this addition, bbl was probably rifled, though bore is too rusted to tell now. “ASSEMBLY #1” occurs externally on all metal parts, including trigger guard, three bbl bands, and buttplate and lock escutcheon. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are gray/black, cleaned around bolster, pitted. Tool marks along breech of bbl. Hammer screw is replaced. Wood shows numerous dings and scratches. Ramrod is reproduction. 4-56910 JS72 (2,500-5,000)

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3190

TANNER MUSKET. Cal. 72. 40-1/4” rnd bbl. Back action lock marked “TANNER & CIE “. This a moderate quality Belgian musket, thought by some to have been used by the Confederacy, but this is probably a confusion with the Tanner &Co. who worked in Texas. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light moderate pitting. Stock is battered but still solid. Mechanically good. 4-56914 X76 (1,000-1,500)

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3191

CONVERTED EUROPEAN MUSKET. Cal. 82. NSN. 42” rnd bbl. Drum and nipple conversion. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina overall, with light to moderate pitting, heavier at the breech. Wood has been repaired and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-57335 FS207 (400-600)

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3192

EXCEPTIONAL & EXTRAORDINARY EXHIBITION QUALITY GEORGE WOSTENHOLM & SONS LARGE BOWIE KNIFE. This wonderful knife is 17-1/2″ overall with an 11-3/4″ spear point blade that has a 5-7/8″ back grind. Blade is 1-5/8″ at the ricasso and has a 1/2″ wide full length fuller on each side. Left side is decorated with dbl cornucopia, one having fruits, nuts & grains and the other flowers, with both ends having foliate arabesque patterns with leaves on one end and leaves & acorns on the other end. Top left side of the blade is marked “GEO WOSTENHOLM & SONS WASHINGTON WORKS / CELEBRATED HUNTING KNIFE SHEFFIELD” around a large “I*XL”. It has tortoise shell covered wooden grip panels with serrated 2-pc ferrule and large left & right hand leaf pattern quillion hand guard with serrated edge center. Accompanied by its orig, red leather, gold embossed sheath with German silver throat & tip. Also accompanying is a copy of p. 22 of “I*XL MEANS I EXCEL” by W. Williamson. This exact knife appears as item 9 and he states that it was probably made for exhibition display. It was most likely the 1852 New York City Expo at the Crystal Palace. This is one of Wostenholm’s finest examples of the Gold Rush Period. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade cleaned a long time ago but retains its complete orig full shape. Hand guard is slightly loose and the left tortoise shell panel has a couple of cracks. Right panel has a crack, is missing a small chip near the ferrule & a large piece at the pommel end. Sheath was broken through the middle & is now repaired. Throat is missing the two screws & stud with a few minor dents. Tip has a dent on each side, otherwise colors are bright with moderate wear and a stain near the top. Altogether a most rare Bowie in fine condition that would make a fine addition to anyone’s collection. 4-56976 JR633 (20,000-30,000)

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3193

EXTREMELY RARE COLLINS JAGUAR HEAD BOWIE KNIFE. Rare Collins Bowie with 9-7/8″ clip point blade, etched on both sides with foliate arabesque patterns. Left ricasso is lightly engraved “COLLINS CO” in script letters. Handle is cast bronze with scroll shaped dbl quillions, with very detailed jaguar head pommel. Both sides of the handle have deep relief oak leaves & acorns. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Blade retains 60-70% etched patterns on the left side and 85-90% on the right side. Left side of the blade has areas of heavy pitting with moderate pitting on the right side. Top quillion is bent but intact. Handle shows light wear having been cleaned a long time ago and now has a fine medium patina. Left side of the hand guard has some light pitting with some light hammer marks on the back of the grip and into the top quillion. Blade has a large nick missing near the tip with some smaller nicks further down the blade. A very rare & desirable Bowie. 4-57088 JR417 (7,500-12,500)

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3194

HIGH QUALITY INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR OFFICER’S SIDE KNIFE IDENTIFIED TO CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER, CAPTAIN ANDREW H. EMBLER, 59TH NEW YORK. An incredibly important Civil War officer’s side knife belonging to a gallant officer who was the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Knife has a 5-5/8” long blade measuring 1” across that is diamond shaped in cross section. It has a sgl cutting edge with a spear point tip and rudimentary false edge at the top. Blade is stamped “G. Woodhead/36 Howard St/Sheffield.” Blade has a German silver counterguard with scalloped quillons having two stag horn panels of affixed to either side of the tang with German silver pins. On the left grip is an elongated, stylized shield, having the hand engraved inscription “A.H. Embler”. Scabbard is of tooled black leather, embossed with a gilt line and an acanthus leaf decoration on both sides, the front of the scabbard has a gold embossed panel of scrollwork. Top mount and drag are of German silver. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade is bright with a few minor areas of peppery surface darkness. Hilt is fine with a very small hairline crack through one of the retaining pins. Scabbard is very good with numerous small scrapes and scuffmarks. Finial from the top mount has been lost. Embler begin his service in a three month unit designated the 71st Regiment New York Militia Infantry, which entered United States Service on April 10, 1861. It left New York for Annapolis, Maryland, arriving in Washington, D.C. on April 24. It was assigned to duty at the Washington Navy Yard. They were then attached to General Mansfield’s command in McDowell’s army of Northeast Virginia and participated in engagements at Aquia Creek, Matthias Point, and Bull Run. This unit performed escort duty at the funerals of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, and Captain Ward, United States Navy. Regiment was mustered out July 30, 1861. Embler accepted a commission as commander and captain of Company D in the 59th Regiment New York Infantry, organized in New York City in November 1861. Embler served with the 59th New York until his discharge on March 31, 1865. The 59th was a hard fought unit, beginning their service in Washington, D.C., and then joining the Army of the Potomac at Harrison’s Landing in the summer of 1862. They participated in the South Mountain and Antietam campaigns in September, after which they did duty at Harper’s Ferry. Following is a partial list of their extensive engagements: Fredericksburg, “Mud March”, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Assault on the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Ream’s Station, Hatcher’s Run, Sailor’s Creek, Appomattox Courthouse, and the surrender of Lee. Citation awarding Embler the Congressional Medal of Honor relates to the regiment’s action at Boydton Plank Road, Virginia on October 27, 1864. Citation reads as follows: “Charged at the head of two regiments which drove the enemy’s main body, gained the crest of the hill near the Burgess House and forced a barricade on the Boydton Road”. Captain Embler led this action and was at the forefront of this charge that forced the Confederacy to retreat. Embler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on October 19, 1893. 4-56977 CW47 (8,000-10,000)

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3195

SCARCE EARLY HUBER LARGE BOWIE KNIFE. Unmarked, probably by Horstmann of Philadelphia. Our knife is 15-3/4″ overall with a 10-1/8″ clip point Bowie blade marked on the left ricasso “–BER / STEEL” and “PHI—-“. This is a partial stamping for Huber Steel & Philadelphia. It has a 4″ sharp back grind. Our knife has a fine downward curved crown stag handle with German silver pommel with two iron pins. It has a 1/8” thick German silver hand guard with dbl elliptical shapes. It is accompanied by two pieces of its orig leather sheath that has a German silver throat with shield shaped stud. It is nicely decorated with criss-cross lines near the top. German silver tip is missing as is a portion of the middle of the sheath. A fine American made Bowie that likely would have seen use on the Western Frontier. CONDITION: Very fine, unsharpened, with two tiny nicks in the edge with some minor spots of light rust. Handle is fine with a strong old patina. Sheath, as noted, is dry, missing most of its orig finish. 4-57414 JR635 (3,000-5,000)

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3196

EXTREMELY RARE C. ROBY & CO. FIGHTING KNIFE. This extremely rare knife was made by the famous sword company of West Chelmsford, Mass in the period 1860-65. Our knife has a 9-1/8″ clip point blade, 1-5/16″ at the widest with a diamond shaped blade. Left ricasso is marked “C. Roby & Co. / W. Chelmsford / Mass.” It has a rnd ribbed walnut handle with brass ferrule & cast eagle head pommel with the tang pulled through & peened over. It has a 13/16″ x 2-1/4″ oval shaped iron hand guard and has an old braided rawhide thong through a hole in the eagle’s beak. A similar knife is pictured as figure 67 on p. 52 of American Knives, Peterson. Knife in the book, while nearly identical in shape, appears to be substantially larger in size. It lists a blade of 9-3/4″. CONDITION: Fine. Blade is cleaned metal with moderate pitting about half the length of the blade and some fine pitting elsewhere. Hand guard has a slight bend and the handle has chipped ribs. Eagle head pommel is fine with light wear. A truly rare Civil War fighting knife. 4-57415 JR636 (5,500-7,500)

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3197

OVERSIZED EAGLE HEAD HOMEMADE BOWIE KNIFE. With scabbard having a 24-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ flat clip-point blade with saw-toothed back and a massive brass handle with cast eagle pommel and “S” shaped hand guard. Scabbard is professionally made with a red leather tip & brass throat. CONDITION: Blade is a dark patina with moderate to heavy pitting. Handle shows heavy wear with a medium brass patina. Tip of one guard differs slightly in color and may have been an old, period repair. Scabbard is crackled & worn and retains 40-50% of its orig black finish with damaged tip. Throat is dinged & dented. 4-57075 (2,000-4,000)

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3198

EARLY 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN NAVAL BOARDING OR FIRE AXE. This axe is a large European style broad axe dating to the period 1800-1840. Face measuring 5-1/2”, tapering to a circular socket, which is 1-1/4” in height and terminating in a four-faceted pointed and down turned spike. Deeply stamped on the left face is “M” measuring approx. 1/4” in height surmounted by a crude stylized crown. The haft is of oak carved with a knob as its base and carved rings approx. 3” and 5-1/2” from the base. CONDITION: Axe head is black and uncleaned with light pitting and surface rust overall. Edge is dull. Haft may be contemporary with the head or an early replacement during its period of use. 4-56949 CW98 (1,000-1,500)

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3199

US NAVAL BOARDING AX. Rare War of 1812 Era Naval boarding ax. Stamped on blade is “U.S., NYW, JT”. The “NYW” denotes manufacture at the Navy Yard Washington. “JT” stands for the inspector, Captain Joseph Tarvell, who inspected naval weapons at the Navy Yard during the War of 1812. CONDITION: Iron surface is uncleaned, black and pitted. Spike has been beaten blunt. Hasp appears untouched but has some weathering where in contact with the iron. Orig ball at hasp’s end has two inscribed lines circumscribing it. 4-56923 JS56 (4,000-6,000)

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3200

US NAVY BOARDING AXE. A scarce and desirable Civil War period US Navy boarding axe, being a hand forged head of iron measuring 12-1/2” from tip to blade, having an oval socket and a large sgl spiked end with a wide ax blade measuring 3-1/2” at the face and being returned with two sharp triangular teeth to the socket measuring 1-1/2” across. Right face of the cutting blade is deeply stamped “US/VIM” in letters, which are 1/4” high. Haft is of oak and measures 22-3/4” in length and is held to the head with a rivet from either side. CONDITION: Very good. Face of the blade shows medium to deep pitting but has been cleaned to a medium gray appearance. Blade has been sharpened numerous times. Haft appears to have been with the boarding axe for a long time, but may be a replacement during its period of use. Rare and scarce US Navy boarding implement. 4-56922 CW97 (1,500-2,500)

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3201

SPANISH AMERICAN WAR RELIC AXE WITH HANDWRITTEN HISTORY. Hand-forged, broad-bladed axe with a 2-pronged claw forged to the butt end. Face of the blade measures 3-7/8”. Axe is 6-3/8” across and with haft measures 15-3/4” long. The left face of the axe is stamped with two lines and a touch mark, which are indiscernible. Glued to the top of the haft is an old paper label with a handwritten inscription in period ink which reads as follows: “This hatchet was taken from the ARSENAL, at Cavetae, Manilla when DEWEY took that place from the Spanish in May, 1898. Presented by the GUNNER of the U.S.S. “Raleigh” when she was dismantled at this navy yard after the war with Spain. Kittery Maine, Oct 11th 189__/Wm. M.C. Philabrick”. CONDITION: Axe head is crusted with rust overall, is in an uncleaned, untouched state. Haft is orig, slightly splintered at the head, and showing traces of green paint. Inscribed tag exhibits minor water damage at one corner and a couple of minor fractures, but is virtually all discernible. 4-56866 CW96 (200-300)

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3202

FABULOUS ANTIQUE NORTHWEST COAST HAND FORGED SALMON SPEAR. Spring-loaded, side pcs have barbs to retain a salmon in check. Sliding the ring forward tightens the outer ring. Center spike, which has a damaged point. CONDITION: Shows considerable age with rust & pitting. 4 -55169 (250-450)

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3203

RARE IDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR CASED SURGEON’S KIT. American-made by G. Tieman of New York. Kit is housed in a walnut casing 16-3/8″ long x 6-3/8″ wide x 3-1/2″ deep divided in the middle. Set has ebony handles with bright steel blades and consists of a large bone saw, a small dbl sided saw, a long skinny saw with 5″ blade, three knife-looking scalpels with 4-7/8″ blade, 7-1/2″ blade & 10-1/2″ blade, a small scalpel with 2-3/4″ blade & a small tool on the butt, a hooked probe, pair of lockable tweezers/forceps, dbl ended scoop-looking tool, two different sized trepanning tool with a detachable horn handle and a brass & canvas tourniquet. Appears to be one tool missing from the rear edge. Also included are two packets of surgical silk thread & an envelope with hand written notation, 1/2 dozen surgeons needles (which is empty). There is a small compartment with a small cleaning brush, the orig key & a piece of chamois containing seven curved surgeon’s needles. Accompanied by a business card from Dr. W.E. Clark, which has a hand written note that this case was owned by Capt. Henry L. Barnes of the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War and was carried on Sherman’s March to the Sea. There is a letter dated March 10, 1948 from Dr. Edward C. Barnes, the son of Henry Barnes with Edward Barnes biography, which indicates his father was in the Civil War with Sherman. Captain Henry L. Barnes is listed and confirmed as Assistant Surgeon in the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry along with William Hoyt, Asst. Surgeon and James T. Reeve, Surgeon. The 21st Wisconsin was organized and mustered in August 1862 in and around Fond Du Lac, Manitowoc and Waupaca. They left for war taking their place in Kentucky to participate in the Battle of Perryville where, positioned in front of artillery, they took heavy casualties before being force to retire. Leaving for Nashville they were assigned to Rosecran’s Army of the Cumberland. In that assignment they fought at Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain. With Sherman they engaged at Resaca, Big shanty, Kennesaw Mountain, Chattahoochie River, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Sherman’s March to the Sea, The surrender of Johnson’s Army and the Grand Review. CONDITION: Very fine. Case is about fine with a couple of small cracks & a chip in the lid. Lining is moderately faded, but pretty much intact. Tools are all very fine but with a spot or two here & there of light surface corrosion. Partition around the tourniquet is loose. A very rare American-made set identified to a Wisconsin surgeon, in very fine condition. 4-56995 JR488 (3,000-5,000)

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3204

RARE CASED COLT BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 3569. One of only about 15,000 of these little revolvers made in the period 1847-1850. Our revolver has a 4″ oct bbl with 2-line New York City address with serifs reading muzzle to cylinder. It has 5-shot cylinder with Indian fight scene and a sgl safety pin. It has silver-plated grip frame with square back trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip. It is accompanied by an orig Colt casing with olive green felt lining compartments in the bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided eagle & shield Colt type flask, a brass 2-cavity Colt’s patent mold & a tin of Eley’s caps. There is a triangle shaped compartment in the back with lead balls & the orig key. This exact revolver appears on p. 68 as item #38 in the book, Samuel Colt Presents Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, produced in 1961. At that time this set was loaned by Mr. Clare F. Short and also included an “L”-shaped nipple wrench, which is no longer with the set CONDITION: Extremely fine, probably unfired. Retains about 95% strong orig blue on the bbl with a thin spot & some very fine pitting on the left flat & left top flat. Cylinder retains about 96-97% strong orig blue with minor edge wear & one small area of very fine pitting and overall retains 96-97% Indian fight scene. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, lightly faded with some patina on the back of the recoil shields. Cylinder pin even retains most of its case colors. Back strap & trigger guard retain 92-93% orig silver-plating & the grips about 97% strong orig varnish with a couple of minor nicks. Mechanic are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with one or two tiny spots. Lid of the case has several cracks with a couple more in the bottom but retains most of its orig factory varnish. Lining is lightly faded & soiled with some water staining in the bottom. Flask is fine with traces of orig finish and about 75% blue on the spring. Mold & cap tin are fine. 4-57146 JR486 (30,000-50,000)

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3205

EXTREMELY RARE CASED ENGRAVED COLT BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 11686. Usual configuration with 5″ oct bbl, 2-line New York address, brass grip frame & square back trigger guard with deluxe flame grain walnut 1-pc grip. It has early Colt style engraving consisting of exhibition quality & coverage foliate arabesque patterns with full coverage on the frame and extensively over the bbl lug & rammer pivot. Muzzle & rear edge of the bbl lug have fine border engraving. Back strap, butt strap and bottom of the trigger guard have full coverage matching arabesque pattern engraving with a flourish around the serial number on the front of the trigger guard. Hammer is also engraved in dolphin or wolf’s head pattern with borderlines down the full length. It is accompanied by a very rare orig casing with beveled edge top & bottom. It is lined with blue velvet with compartments for the revolver, a 2-cavity brass Colt’s Patent bullet mold without sprue cutter and a sgl side eagle “e pluribus unum” Colt style flask. This exact revolver is pictured on pp. 37 &40 of The Colt Engraving Book Volume One, Wilson. Mr. Wilson refers to this engraving pattern as early vine style. Casing pictured in the book is different than the casing currently with the revolver. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching including the wedge. Rammer handle has only a “3”. No orig finish remains on the iron parts being a cleaned medium gray patina. Engraving is fine with about 50% stagecoach hold up scene still visible. Hammer nose has moderate to heavy pitting. Grip frame retains about 90% strong orig silver-plating. Several of the screws are lightly battered. Grips have a grain check on the right side and retains most of an applied finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Case has several grain checks in the bottom, otherwise is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a couple of small bruises and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is bright in the lid with light impression of the revolver. Bottom is intact showing moderate to heavy wear & light soil. Mold & flask are extremely fine. 4-56807 JR423 (17,500-27,500)

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3206

VERY RARE ENGRAVED EARLY COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 868. Very early Baby Dragoon with 4″ oct bbl, 2-line address, brass pin front sight, 5-shot cylinder with silver-plated grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Frame has full coverage, very nice engraving in the very early vine pattern consisting of nicely executed foliate arabesque patterns with a dash border pattern. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains traces of orig finish in the very sheltered areas being mostly a medium to dark brown patina with good sharp edges on the bbl flats & around the lug. Frame retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas & in the capping cut. Grip frame retains 25-30% orig silver-plating, mostly around the trigger guard & top of the backstrap. Cylinder is a dark patina with some scattered light pitting & retains 15-20% Indian fight scene. Grips are quite worn with a chipped left toe & retain a dark oiled patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-56805 JR536 (8,000-12,000)

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3207

RARE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 445. Rare little revolver with 5″ oct bbl without rammer. It has a brass pin front sight & 2-line New York City address, reading cylinder to muzzle. It has 5-shot cylinder with rnd cylinder stop holes and brass grip frame with square back trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 85% thinning orig blue, dull & turning brown on the right side of the bbl lug. Cylinder has no safety pin and retains an overall blue/brown patina with traces of orig blue. Overall the cylinder retains 85-90% Indian fight scene. Frame is a dark blue/gray patina and the grip frame retains about 70% thin silver-plating. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Some battering on the bottom & retains most of an old refinish. Several of the screws are slightly battered. Mechanics may need minor attention, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light to moderate pitting 4-56806 JR447 (8,000-12,000)

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3208

RARE COLT BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 9353. Made without loading lever with 5″ oct bbl, 2-line New York City address, 5-shot cylinder with oval cylinder stops. It has silver plated brass grip frame with square back trigger guard & 1-pc walnut grip. Cylinder has its one orig prominent safety pin. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including the wedge. Overall retains a mottled silver/brown patina with traces of orig finish in the very sheltered areas. Grip frame retains about 95% orig silver plating. Grip is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with a few spots of pitting. 4-57215 JR614 (3,000-6,000)

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3209

RARE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 13485. Five-shot revolver with 4″ oct bbl, 2-line New York City address with serifs & rare attached rammer. It has silver-plated grip frame with square back trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 85-90% good orig blue with some flaking to light patina. Rammer handle retains most of its orig bright case colors. Cylinder retains 15-20% thin orig blue with balance a light patina and some scattered spots of pitting and retains 75-80% orig stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains traces of case colors, being mostly turned to silver. Screws have some slipped slots. Grip frame retains 65-75% orig silver with the front strap mostly brass. Grip shows light wear around the edges with a few nicks & dings and retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. A rare revolver in hard to find condition. 4-56808 JR537 (5,000-8,000)

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3210

RARE COLT BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 12268. Usual configuration with 5″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York City address with dashes. It has the attached rammer. Cylinder is 5-shot with stagecoach hold-up scene. It has brass grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains having been cleaned & artificially aged and now retains a soft, light brownish patina with some light pitting on the frame. Cylinder has been cleaned & artificially aged and retains about 70% stagecoach hold-up scene. Three of five safety pins are prominent. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver-plating. Grip has a hairline on the left side and has usual nicks & scratches showing moderate wear & retains 50-60% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore, dark with moderate pitting. 4-56373 JR448 (3,000-5,000)

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3211

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 235772. All matching including wedge. Cal 31. 5” oct. bbl. A standard one line NY address although the case is a London case. Lining of the lid is missing and the directions sheet is a reproduction. Blue lined bottom of the case has fitted compartments for the screw driver/nipple wrench, the iron bullet mold, a bead and pillar powder flask, a Japanned cap box, some reproduction nipples, and an incorrect cleaning rod. CONDITION: 75% casehardening colors on the left flat of the frame, traces on the loading lever. Bbl has about 50% blue mixed with pitting and light surface rust. Cylinder has been turned and only about 30% of the scene remains. Grips retain about 75% orig. varnish. Lid of the case has several cracks that have been nailed and filled. Bottom cracks have not all been repaired. Lining in the bottom of the case is faded and stained. Screwdriver has been modified. Bullet mold has been cleaned but retains most of the orig. blue. Cap tin is scratched. Flask is dented and resoldered. The key and escutcheon are missing. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55751 X-8 (2,000-3,000)

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3212

CASED ENGRAVED COLT POCKET MODEL 1849 REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 121288. Fine, Gustav Young engraved pocket model Colt with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, “Sam’l Colt” engraved on the top flat. Frame has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns in Mr. Young’s finest hand. Left side of the frame has one of his trademark dog’s head incorporated into the patterns and “COLT’S PATENT” is engraved in his typical ellipse. Hammer has full coverage engraving on both sides and his trademark wolf’s head is on both sides of the hammer nose. Rammer pivot and about 70% of the bbl are also engraved to match. Top of the backstrap has Young’s trademark fan and there are flourishes of engraving on the backstrap, buttstrap, trigger bow and the sides of the trigger guard plate has a wavy pattern. It has a 5-shot cylinder and silver plated brass grip frame with deluxe, burl walnut 1-pc grip. It is accompanied by an orig Colt walnut casing with velvet lining and the bottom compartmented for the revolver, a sgl-sided eagle with shield E. Pluribus Unum flask, a brass 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold without sprue cutter and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except the wedge and that has had the number obliterated in an apparent attempt to tighten the bbl/cylinder pin fit. Bbl, cylinder, rammer and hammer retain a dark patina with traces of orig finish in the very sheltered areas. Frame retains a mostly dark patina with some dark colors in the very sheltered areas. Hammer nose is pitted. Cylinder has a dent over one cylinder and retains about 90% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip frame retains 85-90% orig silver-plating and the grip is sound with some dark oil staining near the frame, but overall retains about 70% orig varnish. There is a dent on the right side. Case has a crack in the lid with a couple of grain checks in the bottom, otherwise is fine and retains most of its original varnish. Shield shaped escutcheon in missing. Lining is very faded and moderately soiled in the bottom. One partition has been reattached. Flask is near new and the mold is very fine. 4-56480 JR688 (5,000-8,000)

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3213

RARE ENGRAVED COLT LONDON 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 2499. Silver-plated with 4″ oct bbl, London address with brass pin front sight. It has 5-shot cylinder with iron trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. It has the early very fine English foliate arabesque pattern engraving with about 65-70% coverage on the frame and extensive patterns over the bbl with flourishes at the muzzle and each side of the rammer pivot. Back strap is very nicely engraved with flourishes on the butt strap & trigger bow with wavy border patterns on the edge of the trigger guard. It has British proofs on the left side of the bbl lug & the cylinder. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 30-40% orig silver-plating, mostly on the frame, bbl & cylinder. Loss areas are a pleasant gray patina. Cylinder retains most of its stagecoach hold-up scene & all five safety pins are prominent. Grip has light nicks & scratches and retains 92-94% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56809 JR449 (4,000-7,000)

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3214

CASED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 130360. Usual configuration, blue & case colored with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line New York address with serifs, silver-plated grip frame and 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of the grip is inlaid with a 1-1/8″ x 1″ silver shield, which is inscribed “PRESENTED BY / A. WURFFLEIN / TO OFFICER / RANDALL FENTON / OF 11TH DIVISION / 19TH WARD / FEB 9TH 1857”. Accompanied by an orig walnut Colt casing with maroon velvet lining compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided early American eagle Colt style flask & a 2-cavity brass Colt’s patent mold without sprue cutter. There is an Andrew Wurfflein listed in Small Arms Makers, Gardner, as a maker of percussion derringers & dbl bbl shotguns in Philadelphia, PA 1835-60. Andrew Wurfflein was the father of William, who was the proprietor of the famous W. Wurfflein Gun Company. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine to extremely fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 80-85% thinning orig blue with the balance worn & flaked to light patina. Cylinder retains about 65% thin orig blue and 65-70% strong stagecoach holdup scene with an area of moderate pitting commensurate with the wear in the bottom of the case. All five cylinder pins are prominent. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong in the sheltered areas and on the left side, fading to silver elsewhere. Grip frame retains about 90% strong silver. Grips are sound with wear on the edges and dull finish around the silver shield, probably from polishing. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Box is very fine, without cracks and only a few minor nicks & scratches. Lining is lightly faded with some staining near the muzzle end of the recess and wear at the cylinder & grip contact points. Flask is fine, mold is very good. 4-56859 JR428 (4,000-6,000)

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3215

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 188675. All visible numbers matching. Cal. 31. 4” oct bbl. In period case with eagle flask, bullet mold, Navy nipple wrench and Eley cap tin. CONDITION: 20% blue on the bbl and faint of casehardening color on the left side of the loading lever. Strong traces of heavily tarnished silver on backstrap and trigger guard. Grips have dents and scratches but around half of the varnish remains. Mechanically tight. Case has been refinished after repairs. Only the bullet mold has any finish, and it has only traces. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55750 (1,000-1,500)

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3216

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 251269. Blue & case colored with 5″ oct bbl with 1-line New York U.S. America address without dashes or serifs. 6-shot cylinder, silver-plated, grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 75-80% glossy orig blue with the losses flaked to a light patina. Rammer, frame & hammer retain virtually all of their bright orig case colors turned a little dark on the rammer handle & recoil shield. Trigger guard retains 30-40% silver-plating, mostly around the trigger guard & top of the back strap. Grip is crisp with one small flat spot on the edge and a bruise on the right side, otherwise retains virtually all its orig bright varnish. Crisp mechanics, very bright shiny bore with one spot. 4-56810 JR619 (5,000-8,000)

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3217

COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 76324. Blue & case colored with 5″ oct bbl, 2-line New York City address with serifs, 5-shot cylinder and silver-plated brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with some flaking to light patina. Edges are crisp. Rammer handle retains orig case colors, mostly faded to gray. Cylinder retains 75-80% thin orig blue with a spot or two of light pitting and a ding on one edge. All five safety pins are prominent and it retains 95-98% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains 85-90% strong case colors with the recoil shields turning gray and the sides a little dark. Grip frame retains about 90% orig silver-plating, thin on the front & back straps. Grip is sound showing light to moderate wear and retains 65-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with three or four small spots of deep pitting near the muzzle. 8-87367 JR576 (3,000-4,000)

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3218

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 49327. Blue & case colored with 5″ oct bbl, 2-line New York City address with serifs, brass pin front sight, 5-shot cylinder & silver plated brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 85-90% strong orig blue mixed with flaked areas to light patina. There are a series of nicks on the top flat and around the wedge slot. Cylinder retains about 85% orig blue with all five safety pins prominent and retains about 95% stagecoach hold up scene. Frame & hammer retain about 50% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Grip frame retains 95-97% strong orig silver. Grips are crisp with minor nicks & scratches and retain most of their orig varnish. Handspring is a little lazy, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with one or two small spots of pitting. 4-56811 JR630 (2,500-4,000)

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3219

LONDON COLT POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. .31. SN 3445. All matching except wedge. 4” Oct. bbl. marked “ADDRESS. COL. COLT. / LONDON” inside fancy brackets on top of the bbl and “COLT’S / PATENT” on the left side of the frame. There are British proof marks on each side of the bbl and between the chambers on the cylinder. CONDITION: Bbl and cylinder retain most of the reblue applied at the time of proofing. Frame has strong casehardening colors on both sides but the streaking on the right side indicates that they were redone. Silver-plate on the back strap and trigger guard appears to be orig and 95% remains. Grips have minor dents and scratches with wear only at the high spots. Action is fine. 4-57214 FS74 (1,000-2,000)

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3220

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER INSCRIBED & DATED 1861. A scarce variant of the pocket model with iron large trigger guard & back strap. SN 119240, all matched. 31 cal. with a 5-shot rnd cylinder, & 4” oct bbl. Two line New York address on top of bbl flat. 1-pc walnut grips. Engraved on the back strap is “J.M. Ball./1861”. This inscription, while being very well done, was likely hand engraved by the owner. At the top of the grip strap is a small, crudely done scroll & flourish. The letters are formed with the use of two engraved lines with horizontal hatching with plain sgl lined engraved date “1861”. Between the letters are small hand engraved four-pointed stars and the date is underlined with the same. CONDITION: Very good. Gun has a dark patina overall. About 80” of the cylinder scene remains. Edges are sharp. Markings are crisp. About 20% of the orig varnish on the grips is worn away with one chip missing from the left side toe. Gun has seen some use, but not abuse. Cylinder does not advance. A nice opportunity to own an early war pocket revolver with a very nice field inscription. Some in depth research may turn up the regiment & service of this soldier. 4-57275 CW84 (2,000-3,000)

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3221

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 174303. All matching except wedge. Cal. 31. 4” oct. bbl. Short 2-line address with brackets on top of the bbl and the patent marking on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: 75% cylinder scene remains with light cleaning at the front of the cylinder. 40% blue on the bbl and traces of casehardening on the loading lever are the only orig. finish on the gun. Frame, cylinder and hammer have a gray/brown patina with light pitting. Back strap and trigger guard have been cleaned in the past but are now toning down. Grips have been re-varnished over wear and dents. Action is good. 4-55749 FS7 (500-800)

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3222

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 239453. Matching except lever 82055, and wedge 28346. Number on the cylinder pin has been defaced. Standard markings on bbl and frame. CONDITION: All metal has been cleaned but moderate pitting remains. Grips are heavily worn at the base but retain half of the varnish. Mechanically functional. 4-56441 FS61 (300-600)

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3223

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. A standard Colt Model 1849 percussion handgun with a hand engraved inscription on the back strap, which reads “F.M. Hewett 3d S.C. Inf”. Revolver is 31 cal. with a 5” oct bbl, 5-shot rnd cylinder with a brass trigger guard and back strap, 1-pc walnut grips. SN 179858, all matched. Inscription appears to be hand engraved. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish. All iron parts are a medium gray patina with heavy pitting near the muzzle, on the cylinder pin, near the wedge, with some tool marks on the frame. Approx. 40% of the cylinder scene remains. Traces of silver-plating remain on the trigger guard. Grips have been refinished with a repair to the right toe. The 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment reorganized in May 1862, became one of the most hard fought and respected units in Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. 45% of this regiment’s ranks did not survive the war. Major engagements were First Bull Run, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Cedar Creek. Unit surrendered at Bentonville on March 19, 1865. 4-56928 (3,500-4,500)

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3224

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 5093. Blue & case colored with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight, 5-shot fluted cylinder with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap is engraved “E J CLARK” in period script. Butt strap is inscribed in period script “PRESENTED BY / C J BLAKEMAN” and in engraved block letters “MARCH 8 1862”. Very top of the back strap is wonderfully engraved with the “all-seeing eye” surrounded by numerous rays with what appears to be five circles over the top. Further down the back strap is a nicely engraved human hand with pointing index finger. These symbols are believed to be the emblems of the Odd Fellows Lodge although the Masonic Order also uses the “all-seeing eye”. Accompanied by a period red felt lined leather flap holster for a longer bbld revolver. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 50-60% glossy bright blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a light to medium patina. Rammer handle & pivot retain most of their orig case colors. Cylinder retains about 75% glossy bright blue with the balance flaked to a medium patina and it has all five prominent safety pins. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their orig brilliant case colors. Grip frame retains 90-92% orig silver-plating & the grips appear new retaining virtually all of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some scattered, very light pitting. Holster is dry with some crackling on the flap & heavy mothing in the flap lining, otherwise stitching is sound and it retains most of its orig finish. 4-55270 JR485 (4,500-6,500)

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3225

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. SN 8855. Cal. 36. 6-½” rnd bbl. Matching number except the replacement loading lever, wedge and some screws. Standard markings on bbl & cylinder are only partially readable. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting on the bbl & cylinder. Hammer and rear of the frame show some casehardening color and the back strap has faint traces of silver. Grips have about 60% of varnish with wear overall and some areas of denting and scratching. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55757 X-1 (1,000-1,500)

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3226

COLT MODEL 1855 ROOT REVOLVER. SN 24998. Cal. 88. 3-½” oct. bbl. With matching numbers on bbl, frame and cylinder. Standard 2-line markings on top of bbl with three Maltese crosses and the pointing hand. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina mixed with light pitting. Faint remnants of a cylinder scene. Grips retain about 90% of their orig. orange. Mechanically needs work. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55754 FS5 (500-800)

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3227

EXTREMELY RARE CASED COLT 2ND MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 1800. Extremely rare 2nd model with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, New-York City 1-line address with dashes. One of only about 2,950 made in this configuration with the majority of them seeing service in the Civil War. Rarely ever encountered with any condition. It has a silver plated grip frame with small square back trigger guard & 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of the trigger guard has a small “K” and there is a small “G” below the serial number on the front of the trigger guard. It has the screw over the wedge. Accompanied by an extremely fine, green, felt-lined, walnut casing with tiger striped top & English style brass bulls-eye lifting handle in the lid. It has green, felt lining compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a small Sykes copper flask and a very early brass 2-cavity mold with Colt’s patent marking on the right side, along with a small “R”. Iron sprue cutter is unmarked. Another compartment contains an all brass wiping rod with jag, a packet of six combustible cartridges & an “L” shaped nipple wrench. Another compartment contains a small tin of Eley’s #18 caps. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine, all matching including the wedge. The bbl retains 70-75% bright orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Rammer retains mottled case colors on the pivot. Cylinder retains 75-80% thin orig colors with one streak of gray metal color along the side. Cylinder retains 97-98% Ormsby naval battle scene & all six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains mottled gray case colors with some dark spotting on the recoil shields. Grip frame retains 97-98% strong orig silver and the grips are crisp with a minor nick or two & retain virtually all of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case & accessories are equally new with minor nicks & scratches on the lid and some light soiling in the bottom 4-56476 JR687 (50,000-100,000)

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3228

WONDERFUL GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 51822. Fine early Colt with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, silver plated grip frame with wonderful 1-pc ivory grip. Frame has full coverage, outstanding, Gustave Young engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns with his trademark flower blossom on the left recoil shield and right side of the frame. Also with his trademark wolf or dog’s head incorporated into the engraving pattern on the left side of the frame & left side of the bbl lug. This is Young’s deluxe engraving with extra coverage on the sides of the hammer, which incorporates his wolf, or dog’s head on each side of the hammer nose. Both sides of the bbl lug, the top two side flats and both sides of the rammer pivot are matching engraved, all with a fine punch dot background. Top of the back strap has his trademark fan with arabesque patterns at the top & bottom, almost full coverage on the butt strap & trigger guard with wavy borders on each side of the trigger guard. It also has an extra touch of engraving around the serial numbers on the frame & bbl lug. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching except the wedge, which is numbered “01202”. Wedge screw and two of the frame screws are replacements. Bbl retains 65-75% thin orig blue with the areas of loss a medium patina. Rammer pivot retains dark case colors with rammer handle dinged & dented. Frame retains about 95% strong case colors, slightly darkened. Grip frame retains 95-97% orig silver-plating with some hammer marks on the butt strap. Cylinder retains 75-80% orig blue, moderately thinned with a few nicks on the front edge & a scattering of light patina. Four of the six safety pins are prominent. Grip has a couple of minor edge chips, otherwise retains a beautiful light mellow patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with heavy pitting. 4-57212 (35,000-45,000)

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3229

VERY EARLY 1ST MODEL COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 533. Very early square back Navy with the wedge over the screw and brass grip frame with square back trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip. It has 7-1/2″ bbl with brass pin front sight. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains having been cleaned to an even gray metal color. Cylinder & wedge and most of the screws are replacements. Cylinder is unnumbered. Trigger guard is possibly an old replacement and may have been renumbered. Grip is sound with moderate wear and retains about 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, worn very dark bore. 4-56946 JR433 (3,000-5,000)

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3230

RARE 1ST MODEL COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 994. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, no bbl address, brass pin front sight . Most 1st Model 51’s have the wedge over the screw and while this revolver is serial numbered in the 1st Model range, it has the 2nd Model feature of the screw over the wedge. It has silver-plated grip frame with square back trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl & rammer retain a medium mottled blue/brown patina with some pitting around the muzzle. Cylinder is a medium blue/gray patina with some light to moderate pitting & retains about 75-80% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas being mostly a mottled silver/brown patina with good sharp edges & a few scattered spots of pitting. Both sides of the hammer nose are pitted. Grip frame retains about 30% silver-plating, mostly on the trigger guard. Grips are sound with nicks & scratches & retain about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. A fine, quite early rare Colt with an unusual unmarked bbl all in fine condition. 4-56929 JR541 (7,500-12,500)

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3231

COLT MODEL 1851 3RD MODEL NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 19821. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight with silver plated grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains about 85% orig blue mixed with some medium patina. Rammer & handle retain dark case colors. Cylinder retains 60-70% thin orig blue with a few spots of very fine pitting and retains about 95% Ormsby naval battle scene. Five of the six safety pins are prominent. Frame & hammer retain 30-40% dark case colors and the grip frame 60-70% orig silver plating. Grips are fine with light handling & use marks & retains about 85% orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-57354 (10,000-12,000

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3232

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 108385. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, New York U.S. America address with dashes. Silver-plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap is inscribed “F. MOORE / CO. K. 9TH REGT. N.Y.S.M.” Accompanied by a packet of information from the U.S. archives, which discloses that Capt. Festus H. Moore resigned his commission effective 30 June 1865 after having served as the Captain of Commissary of Subsistence for U.S. Volunteers. Also included are a large number of pages from his widow to the U.S. Pension Agency detailing Capt. Moore’s descent into insanity after he resigned his commission. From reading the reports it appears Capt. Moore enlisted in 1861 and served throughout the war. Records indicate he died in the government insane asylum, Washington D.C. This gun was included in the Hamilton book of historic Colts. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 85% glossy bright blue mixed with flaked areas to medium patina. Rammer handle retains most of its orig case colors, bright on the pivot, turned dark elsewhere. Cylinder is mostly a blue/brown patina with some scattered very fine spots of pitting & retains about 75-85% Ormsby naval battle scene. Majority of guns in this serial number range had a light cylinder scene as the dyes were worn by this time. All six safety pins are prominent. Frame retains 60-70% orig case colors, bright in the sheltered areas, strong on the right side. Hammer retains traces of dark case colors. Grip frame retains 30-40% silver-plating, mostly around the trigger guard & on the butt strap. Grips are sound with edge wear & a few, light dings and retain 92-93% bright orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-57349 (11,000-14,000)

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3233

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. An attractive 4th mod revolver in 36 cal. with a 6-shot rnd cylinder and a 7-1/2” oct bbl with attached loading lever. Trigger guard and back strap is of brass with 1-pc walnut grips. SN 126439/2, all matched. In period hand engraving down the back strap is the following inscription: “Revd. Wm. E. Fulton”. This gun may have been presented to an army chaplain. Its high serial range would indicate that it might have been presented at the end or immediately after the war. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains approx. 50% of its factory-blued finish. Some damage near the wedge and on the right bbl flat. Approx. 20% of the cylinder scene engraving remains. Rest of the metal parts are a mottled gray color. Grips are very nice, having most of their orig varnish except at the bottom outside edges. Engraving is finely done and contemporary with the gun. 4-56378 CW90 (5,000-8,000)

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3234

RARE CIVIL WAR INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 51952. Usual configuration with very rare 5-5/8″ oct bbl that appears to be completely original. It has silver-plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap is inscribed “1ST LT WM G PHINNEY 7TH MAINE INFY”. Bottom of the grip is hand scratched “NORVELL”. It is accompanied by a spectacular form fitted, tooled, period, flap holster that appears to have been cut down from a longer bbl length. Tab of the flap fits through a small loop rather than over a brass stud. Belt loop is an old replacement as is the tab loop and the rear seam appears to have been re-stitched. Research disclosed that “William C. Phinney” enlisted June 24, 1861 as a Private into Company A, 5th Maine Infantry; was transferred to Company B, Maine 7th Infantry on 12-28-1863; and again was transferred to Company B, Maine 1st Veteran Infantry on Aug. 21, 1864 and mustered out June 28, 1865. His promotions appear to have been Corporal 1861, Sergeant June 1862, 1st Sergeant 1864, 2nd Lieutenant December 1864 and 1st Lieutenant January 1865. The 5th Maine Volunteer Infantry was organized in Augusta-mustered August 21, 1861. Their initial assignment was at Baltimore, Maryland then moving to Washington and Manassas before reporting to Fortress Monroe. This unit participated in a number of important battles in the eastern theater of way as follows: Yorktown, Williamsburg, Peninsula Campaign, Mechanicsville, Savage Station, Malvern Hill, Centreville, Crampton’s Gap-South Mountain, Antietam, after which they reported home to Portland to recruit until January 21, 1863. Returning to the front they then participated at Chancellorsville, Marye’s Heights, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine run, Rapidan, Wilderness, where they fought in the assault on the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, repulse of Early’s attack on Washington following the Monocacy Battle, and Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. They were mustered out of service at Charlestown, Virginia where Phinney transferred to the 1st Maine Veteran Volunteer Infantry. In this unit Phinney participated in actions at Charlestown, Opequan, Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, Petersburg, Sailor’s Creek, Appomattox and Lee’s Surrender . thereafter they marched in the Grand Review. CONDITION: Revolver is fine, all matching including the wedge. It has traces of blue in sheltered areas and traces of silvered case colors on the frame. Grip frame retains 55-65% thin silver-plating. Grip is sound and retains about 85% strong orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong dark bore. Holster as noted, retains generous amounts of its orig finish. A beautiful & truly rare Civil War rig inscribed to a braver veteran soldier from two of the Civil War’s most engaged regiments. 4-56891 JR427 (6,000-8,000)

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3235

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. A very nice Colt revolver with an inscription that was, likely, very lightly engraved and now is mostly indiscernible. I believe that some long and tedious study might reveal the name and regiment of this soldier. I will present here what is visible. Inscribed on the butt strap is “Capt. __ G_u_ge_/Co. C 7th Re______”. The revolver is a 4th Mod. 1851 Colt Navy with a 36 cal. and a 6-shot rnd cylinder, and a7-1/2” oct bbl. The back strap and trigger guard are of silver-plated brass with 1-pc walnut grips. SN 103774, all matched. CONDITION: A crisp example of this desirable Colt. No orig finish. Right side of the muzzle has holster wear. Some nicks near the cylinder pin wedge. Approx. 60% of the cylinder scene remains. Scars from the cylinder hand dragging across the surface. Markings are deep and clear. About 60% of the silver-plating remains on the trigger guard. Grip shows wear and still remains some of its orig varnish. Gun is mechanically good. A good eye, maybe a forensic study, of this inscription will reveal its Civil War history. 4-56372 CW101 (3,000-5,000)

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3236

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 89438. Fine martial Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, 1-line Hartford address with iron trigger guard & back strap. Left side of the frame has a tiny “U.S.” beneath the Colt’s patent. Butt strap is marked “USN” and the left side of the grip on the bottom is stamped with an “I/GWR”. Left flat of the trigger guard has a tiny “M” and the left front web of the trigger guard has a tiny “S”. Right side of the frame has a small “K”. Left side of the bbl lug has a tiny “T” and the cylinder a “P” on the back edge with an asterisk and a tiny “O” on the front. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 30% thin orig blue, mostly in the sheltered areas with the balance flaked to a medium dark patina. Rammer & handle retain most of their case colors, bright on the pivot, turning dark elsewhere. Frame retains 60-70% case colors, strong on the right side, faded on the left side, turning to patina on the recoil shield. Hammer retains about 50% colors. Trigger guard & back strap retain traces of blue, mostly around the trigger bow with the back strap having very fine pitting. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina & retains about 90% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are crisp. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with some very minor light pitting. Screw heads are fine with the trigger guard & back strap screws retaining most of their orig blue. Grip is sound with some dings on the bottom & light scratches elsewhere and retains most of an old refinish. 4-56889 JR450 (3,000-6,000)

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3237

SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 89921. Rare 4-screw model with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, Hartford address, cut for shoulder stock with extended stock screws. Left side of the frame has a tiny “US” below Colt’s patent and there are small inspector marks on some of the parts. Butt strap is marked “U S N” and the left bottom of the grip is marked “I / GWR”. It has iron grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 60-70% orig blue mixed with light patina. Rammer pivot retains faded case colors. Cylinder retains 40-50% thin orig blue with a few spots of discoloration and about 80% Ormsby naval battle scene. Five of the six safety pins are prominent. Frame has been cleaned to light patina with traces of orig finish in the sheltered areas. Hammer retains about 50% case colors. Grip frame retains traces of orig blue. Grip is sound with minor chipped toes and retains a dark oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-57228 JR609 (3,000-5,000)

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3238

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 56277. Cal. 36. 7-½” oct. bbl. All matching including the wedge. Iron back strap and trigger guard. “U. S.” marking under the “COLTS / PATENT” marking on the left side of the frame. “U. S. N.” is stamped on the butt. Grips have been heavily cleaned and no cartouche or inspector marks are on them. CONDITION: There is a heavy coating of oil, dirt and rust on all metal surfaces. Cylinder scene is quite sharp which indicates that this dried material could possibly clean well. Some screws have been replaced or reworked. About half of the safety pins on the rear of the cylinder remain. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55752 FS4 (2,250-2,750)

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3240

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 137478. 4th model with large trigger guard, 7-1/2″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 1-line New York U.S. America address with dashes. It has silver-plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 97-98% glossy orig blue with some light surface discoloration. Rammer handle retains most of its orig case colors fading to silver. Cylinder retains 70-75% thin orig blue and about 60-70% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are prominent. Frame & hammer retain most of their bright orig case colors, thin on the left recoil shield & dark on the hammer nose. Grip frame retains 10-15% silver-plating, mostly around the trigger guard. Grip is sound & retains about 70% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of moderate pitting. 4-56812 JR446 (5,000-8,000)

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3241

COLT 4TH MODEL 1851 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 115355. Usual 4th Model configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, silver-plated brass grip frame with large trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of the bbl lug is stamped in an arc “KITTREDGE” surmounting “CIN. O.” CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except the wedge & rammer which are unnumbered. Bbl retains 30-40% thin orig blue being mostly a medium brown patina. Rammer & handle retain most of their bright orig case colors. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, bright & strong in sheltered areas, slightly faded elsewhere, turning dark on the recoil shields. Cylinder retains 30-40% thin orig blue with the balance medium patina and retains about 80% Ormsby naval battle scene. Five of the six safety pins are prominent. Grip frame retains traces of orig silver and the grips are sound showing light wear and retain most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-56947 JR432 (3,000-5,000)

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3242

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 29805. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight with silver plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including the wedge. Bbl retains 75-80% glossy orig blue mixed with flaked areas to light patina. Rammer retains faded case colors on the pivot with the balance turned silver. Frame & hammer retain about 30% faded case colors with the balance a gray patina. Grip frame retains about 80% orig silver plating & the grips around 95% orig varnish with minor nicks & scratches. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina and retains 85-95% Ormsby naval battle scene with five of the safety pins prominent. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-57355 JR615 (8,000-9,500)

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3243

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. 37” oct bbl. SN 57718. All matching including wedge. Marked ” – ADDRESS SAM L COLT NEW.YORK CITY—“. The patent mark is on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: 20% blue on the bbl with strong hints of casehardening pattern on the frame, loading lever and hammer. 90% silver on the trigger guard. Minor chips at the base of the grips with some wear at the high spots but 90% of the varnish remains. Cylinder is brown with 75% scene remaining. Mechanically fine. 4-56440 FS63 (2,000-3,000)

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3244

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Usual configuration. 7 1/2” oct bbl. Pin front sight with one line “NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA” address with brass grip frame and one-piece walnut grip. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching except the wedge which is un-numbered. Even gray patina with moderate pitting on the bbl lug and light pitting around the front edge of the cylinder. It has peened hammer nose and light pitting on the hammer. The grips are an old refinish and the rammer pivot screw is replaced with a rivet. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-57420 JR (1,000-1,500)

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3245

RARE NEW JERSEY MILITIA WHITNEY NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 16207. Usual configuration with 7-3/4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-pc walnut grips. Bbl has usual markings on the top flat with “NJ” on the left flat by the frame and again on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new, appears to be unfired retaining most of its orig factory finish with the blue glossy & bright with minor edge wear and the grips with minor nicks & scratches retaining most of their orig factory varnish. Rammer lever & pivot retain most of their brilliant case colors. Cylinder retains virtually all of its orig roll markings consisting of an eagle, shields, a lion and a sailing ship with a fortress in the background. Trigger guard appears to have a casting flaw near the left rear edge. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56377 JR420 (4,000-6,000)

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3247

EARLY REMINGTON BEALS NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 52. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, dovetail cone-shaped German silver front sight and 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% thin orig blue, bright & glossy in spots, flaked to patina elsewhere. Frame & grip frame retain traces of orig blue being mostly a medium gray patina. Cylinder retains traces of orig blue with some light fine pitting. Grips, probably old replacements, are fine & retain most of their orig varnish. Grip screw also appears to be a replacement. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a minor spot or two of pitting. 4-56368 JR451 (3,000-5,000)

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3249

IDENTIFIED RARE EARLY REMINGTON-BEALS NAVY MODEL REVOLVER. A nice example of this early Civil War Remington revolver with a very nicely done homemade inscription on the trigger guard, which reads “G.W. Burke”. The inscription is very folk-like but also very well done by the soldier who carried this sidearm. In depth research may reveal what unit he served in. The revolver is percussion 36 cal. with a 6-shot rnd cylinder and a 7-1/2” oct bbl. This is the quite scarce early production model with a sgl winged cylinder pin estimated at less than 200 made. This revolver SN 140 revolver has a brass 1-pc trigger guard. The inscription is present on the outside of the bow and two walnut grips with a retaining screw. CONDITION: Good. Patina is dark and uncleaned with areas of surface pitting on the frame, loading lever, and hammer. Rear end of the cylinder is grooved from the hammer dragging across the face between the nipples. Grips are worn. Left side has chips at the base. Small loss at the bottom left. A nice opportunity to own an extremely rare early Remington-Beals with a Civil War period field inscription. 4-57265 CW83 (2,000-3,000)

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3250

REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY REVOLVER. Cal .36. SN5849. 6-1/2 oct bbl. Standard markings in three lines on top of the bbl are not readable due to cleaning and pitting. Lever latch and post are replacements CONDITION: Gray patina with surface rust, light dents and pitting overall. Grips are chipped, dented and revarnished. Mechanically good. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55762 FS53 (500-800)

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3251

MANHATTAN NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 34335. Blue & case colored with 6-1/2″ oct bbl. German silver front sight, silver-plated grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. The 5-shot cylinder has five different engraved panels. Front strap is engraved “UNION” and the butt strap with the Masonic square & compass. CONDITION: Extremely fine, possibly unfired. All matching, including the wedge and retains most of its bright orig factory finish with scrapes & thin spots on the bbl. Frame case colors are brilliant on the sides, fading on the recoil shield. Grip frame retains 75-80% thin silver plating and the grip 75-80% orig varnish. Cylinder retains 95-96% orig blue with a flaked spot here & there. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-57251 JR605 (3,000-5,000)

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3252

LOT OF TWO MANHATTAN NAVY SIZED PERCUSSION REVOLVERS. Cal. 36. SN 48511 & 48522. Virtually identical with 6-1/2″ oct bbls, German silver blade front sights, 5-shot cylinders with five engraved panels. They have silver plated brass grip frames & 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: SN 48511. Very fine. Bbl retains about 85% bright blue with some flaked areas to light patina. Cylinder retains 60% thin blue and the frame traces of orig case colors. Back strap & butt strap retain most of their orig silver-plating with the trigger guard & front strap brass patina. Grip is extremely fine with a couple of chips in the varnish, otherwise retains most of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots of rust. SN 48522. Very fine. Bbl retains about 75% orig blue with light patina. Cylinder retains 15-20% orig blue with some scattered light surface spotting. Grip frame is a mottled silver patina & the grip frame retains most of its orig silver plating. Grips are crisp with slightly worn edges & retain about 96-97% orig varnish. Handspring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with two or three small spots of rust. 4-56892 JR631 (4,500-6,500)

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3253

MANHATTAN SERIES IV NAVY SIZED PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 54226. Blue & case colored with 6-1/2″ oct bbl, German silver front sight, 5-shot cylinder with five decorative panels, brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains 70-80% thin orig blue mixed with brown patina. Cylinder is a light patina with most of the panels fully visible. Frame is a dark patina and the grip frame retains traces of orig silver. Grip is sound with about 75-80% orig varnish. Good mechanics, strong bore with good shine & moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55743 JR627 (600-1,000)

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3254

BACON 2ND MODEL POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 528. Rare 6″ rnd bbl with 1-line Bacon address, ball type rammer latch & lightly engraved frame with 2-pc walnut grips. It has 5-shot fluted cylinder without cylinder scene. CONDITION: Very fine plus. All matching including the grips. Bbl retains 93-95% glossy bright blue and the rammer & lever about 90% bright case colors. Cylinder retains about 70% orig blue, thin & flaking to patina. Frame & grip frame are flaked to a light gray/brown patina. Grips are sound with a gouge on the right side, otherwise retain virtually all of their orig factory varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-56371 JR409 (3,000-5,000)

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3254A.

CASED COLT MODEL 1855 NO. 7 ROOT SIDE HAMMER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 11485. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ stepped rnd bbl with brass pin front sight & 2-line bbl address with 1-pc ivory grip. It has 5-shot cylinder with the cylinder pin retaining screw between two of the chambers. Cylinder has the famous stagecoach holdup scene. Accompanied by an orig rust velvet lined mahogany casing compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a sgl sided American eagle “E Pluribus Unum” flask, a brass Colt’s Patent 2-cavity mold without sprue cutter & a tin of Eley’s caps. CONDITION: Revolver is fine, all matching with the bbl retaining about 20% thin orig blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a smooth patina. Frame retains 90-93% strong orig blue, thin on the backstrap. Hammer retains 60-70% strong case colors, faded on the top & shank. Grips have shrunk slightly from the frame and have a fine golden patina with several age lines on the bottom. Cylinder retains traces of orig blue being mostly a smooth blue/gray patina & retains about 85% stagecoach holdup scene. Case has a crack in the lid and another small one in the bottom with minor nicks & scratches & retains most of its orig varnish. Lining in the lid is faded and the bottom moderately soiled showing wear at the cylinder & trigger areas with damage to the divider from the front sight. Flask retains about 50% orig finish, some corrosion on the spring & missing one screw. Mold is fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-57462 JR794 (4,500-6,500)

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3255

NEPPERHAN PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 1373. Almost identical to the Bacon revolver with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, lightly engraved blue frame, 5-shot cylinder & 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains traces of orig finish with the balance flaked to a light patina. Cylinder retains traces of orig finish with the balance flaked to a light patina & all five safety pins are prominent. Frame & sideplate retain 40-50% strong orig blue with the balance flaked to light patina. Grip frame is mostly a gray patina. Grips are sound, matching numbered on the inside with a shellac-like substance around the edge. Grip screw is probably an old replacement. Crisp mechanics, strong bore with light pitting. 4-56945 JR431 (1,250-1,750)

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3256

RARE ENGRAVED UNION ARMS COMPANY POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 3215. 4-3/8” oct bbl. Large scroll engraving on both sides of the frame; typical New York star on top of the frame. There are numerous initials carved on the grips. “C. A. R.” on the left side. “SL” at the lower rear of the right side and “C.O H.” at the top of the right grip. CONDITION: 50% blue on the bbl with strong traces on the cylinder and light traces on the frame. All mixed with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Grips retain about 80% of the varnish with wear at the bottom and chipping elsewhere. Mechanically fine. 4-57263 FS69 (1,000-2,000)

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3257

FINE PRESENTATION ENGRAVED MANHATTAN POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 694. 4”oct bbl. Marked “MANHATTAN FIRE ARMS / MANUF G.CO. NEW.YORK” on top of the bbl. The backstrap is engraved “H. M. Booth”. The bottom is engraved in script “From Father”. CONDITION: 50% blue on the cylinder, 40% on the bbl. Casehardening colors on the loading lever and hammer are fading. Frame retains most of its silver-plate. Cylinder scene is sharp with no signs of wear. 4-57227 (2,500-3,500)

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3258

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 92800. Cal. 44. 8” oct. bbl. Standard 3 line markings on top of the bbl. Numerous inspector initials on all major parts. “BH” cartouche on left grip. This was one of the most popular revolvers of the Civil War. Over 100,000 of them were issued. CONDITION: 80% spotty blue overall with some rust and signs of cleaning at the muzzle. Left grip is badly battered at the base and missing about 1/3 of the bottom to chipping. Right grip has been repaired and sanded but not refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-56452 FS16 (2,500-3,500)

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3259

REMINTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. SN 87941. Cal. 44. 8” oct. bbl. Standard 3 line markings on top of the bbl. “W” inspector marks on frame, cylinder, bbl, and bottom of grips. “GR” inspector cartouche on left side of grip. CONDITION: Has been cleaned and partially reblued. Markings on the bbl are very thing. Scattered areas of pitting on the metal. Mechanically crisp. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55761 FS3 (1,000-1,500)

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3260

REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal .44. SN 94580. 8” oct bbl. Markings on the bbl are not visible. Cylinder pin and grips are replacements. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting overall with some signs of filing and other work. Mechanically needs repair. 4-56992 FS41 (300-500)

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3261

ROGERS & SPENCER CIVIL WAR ARMY REVOLVER. SN 4513 except cylinder. SN 3719. Cal. 44. 7-1/4” oct bbl. Standard markings on top of the frame. “RPB” cartouche on the left side of the grips. Inspector marks on major parts. CONDITION: Excellent. 90% plus finish with most wear being on the rear of the cylinder. Grips have minor wear and dents. Action is fine. 4-56861 (2,000-3,000)

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3262

FREEMAN CIVIL WAR PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 227. Cal. 44. 7-½” rnd bbl. The Freeman marking on top of the frame. The Hoard’s marking is clear. Gun is still in the white believed never to have been blued. CONDITION: Cylinder pin has been altered and the catch is missing and a replacement spring and screw have been installed on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: All metal bright with some scattered spots of pitting and new surface rust forming. Grips are battered and worn around the base. Mechanically good. 4-57351 (2,500-3,500)

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3263

LARGE FRAME ENGRAVED BELGIAN REVOLVER WITH PRESENTATION WITH PRESENTATION. A most interesting European fancy military style revolver with a wonderful presentation hand engraved on a silver-plate on the butt, which reads: “Presented to Captain Paxton, by Colonel Lapinski, as a mark of his Gratitude, for the Loyalty and Sympathy displayed by him in the cause in which he was engaged 1863”. Consignor believes that the presentation is a Confederate one. This fine revolver and its presentation are worth extensive research. I could find no immediate reference to a Captain Paxton. The revolver is about 12mm having a 6-3/4” oct bbl with loading lever mounted to the outside frame. 6-shot round cylinder, and engraved frame with large engraved 1-pc trigger guard. The iron backstrap is also engraved. 2-pc walnut grips with scallop shell design and checker. The presentation plaque is of silver and mounted on the butt of the gun. The top bbl flat is engraved “F. Kinapen A’Liege”. The gun has Belgian proof marks and “10” stamped on various parts. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and cylinder retains about 80% of its orig blue finish. Frame is dark gray and is mechanically excellent. 4-57247 (2,500-5,000)

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3263A.

CASED PRESENTATION SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1-2 REVOLVER. SN 30643. Cal. 22. 3-¼” oct. bbl. Standard Smith & Wesson markings on the bbl & cylinder. Engraved “Col. George N. Macy / 20th Mass.” On the left side plate. There apparently was another line between these two but it is not now readable. In the case is a picture of Col. Macy who lost a hand during the Civil War but still became a Brevet Major General. Case is non-factory and has a later label by a Boston dealer. Black fabric case has a purple silk lining and contains some loose 22 short cartridges. CONDITION: Bbl and cylinder have light to moderate pitting overall. Frame retains about 80% of the orig. silver missing only where it has been engraved. Locking spring screw is missing. Left grip is cracked at the alignment pin. Case has a hinge which is broken. Interior stained. 4-56935 (4,500-7,500)

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3263B.

INSCRIBED MOORE’S PATENT FIREARMS COMPANY BELT REVOLVER. A nice example of an often-purchased Civil War sidearm inscribed down the back strap as follows: “Jno. Clingerman, Feb 2nd, 1863”. The revolver is a Cal 32RF with a 5” bbl, 7-shot rnd cylinder with engraved silver-plated brass frame, back strap & trigger guard. SN 3975. The pistol has 1-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & cylinder retain approx. 30% of their orig, blued finish. About 50% of the silver-plating remains on the frame & recoil shield, but mostly worn from the back strap. Grips are excellent with much orig varnish. A few minor dents & slight wear to the butt. A nice period hand engraved inscription on a popular Civil War officer’s private purchase handgun. A preliminary internet search of the name produced inconclusive results. Further research is needed. 4-57285 CW89 (1,000-2,000)

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3264

SCARCE REMINGTON-RIDER DA NEW MODEL BELT REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 127. One of only an estimated few hundred made in this configuration with 6-1/2″ oct bbl, brass dovetailed cone front sight and full fluted 6-shot cylinder with large trigger guard & 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & rammer lever retain 93-95% glossy bright orig blue with some minor flaking & sharp edge wear with a couple of small nicks & dings. Frame & cylinder retain traces of orig blue having flaked, not worn, to a medium brown patina. Trigger guard is a mellow brass patina. Cylinder pin has been built up with solder to tighten the pivot. Grips are sound with light edge wear & retain most of their orig varnish. Crisp mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-56886 JR414 (3,000-5,000)

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3265

STARR DBL ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 17128. Cal .44. 6” rnd bbl. Standard Starr markings on both sides of the frame. “EF” cartouche on the left side of the grip & unreadable cartouche on the lower position on the right side of the grip. Top cartouche is “RHKW”. Pistol was re-plated after its war use. CONDITION: Retains almost all of the nickel finish. Grips show normal wears with some light chipping on the right side. Dbl action works fine, but sgl action needs adjustment. 4-56926 X14 (1,000-2,000)

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3266

WARNER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal .28 SN 846 3” oct bbl. Marked “JAMES WARNER SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A.” on top of frame. No markings on cylinder. CONDITION: Faint traces of blue on the frame and bbl. 70% on the cylinder. Trigger guard and grip straps have been cleaned to bright. Grips have been revarnished with a small repair on the right side. Action is fine 4-56881 FS27 (750-1,500)

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3267

WARNER CARTRIDGE REVOLVER. SN 204. Cal .30. 3”rnd bbl. Marked “WARNERS PATENT 1857” around the cylinder. CONDITION: 30% blue on bbl and cylinder. 80% silver peeling on frame and trigger guard. Grips show wear at the high spots but retain 80% of the varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-56883 X12 (1,000-1,500)

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3268

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 8142. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight with brass grip frame, square back trigger guard & 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of the frame is stamped with a tiny “U.S.”. Entire revolver is covered with a heavy coating of old dried oil or wax. CONDITION: Good to very good. All matching including the wedge. All the iron retains a dark patina under the coating of oil or wax. Cylinder has several large dents & retains 25-35% Indian fight scene. Grips show heavy wear with a dark smooth oiled patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55748 JR545 (4,500-6,500)

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3269

SCARCE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 19244. Usual configuration with scarce 8″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight with a fixed sight dovetailed into the top flat through the address. It has a brass trigger guard with iron back strap and 1-pc walnut grip. This appears to be an assembled revolver as the frame, bbl, rammer & wedge are all numbered “19244”, while the trigger guard, back strap & cylinder are numbered “17783”. Cylinder pin number has been obliterated. CONDITION: As noted above. Otherwise fine with the bbl retaining traces of orig finish mostly on the sides of the lug & under the rammer. Front sight appears to have been re-attached. Frame & hammer retain 60-70% restored finish. Trigger guard retains traces of orig silver plating with the back strap a gray metal color & the buttstrap with edges beveled apparently to fit replacement grips. Timing is a little off in a couple of chambers, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-55149 JR544 (3,000-5,000)

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3270

VERY RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 180235. Spectacularly engraved Army with 8″ rnd bbl and wonderful 1-pc ivory grip. Bbl & frame are silver-plated while the rammer, cylinder, hammer & trigger are gold-plated. Frame & bbl are wonderfully engraved by L.D. Nimschke with full coverage on the sides & recoil shields of the frame and about 50% coverage on the bbl. Each side of the bbl has a long arrow piercing a figure “8” with light flourishes & rings at the muzzle. Top of the back strap has his typical Nimschke fan pattern with dbl line borders down the back strap & arabesque flourishes at the top & bottom with matching engraving on the butt strap. Bottom of the trigger guard and front end of the trigger have arabesque flourishes and the flat around the bbl serial number has a fan pattern. Bottom of the bbl, under the loading lever, is stamped “L.D.N.” Curiously, the cylinder is numbered “236”, one number higher than the serial number of this revolver, leading one to speculate that this may have been part of a consecutive numbered pair and somehow the cylinders were switched. Face of the cylinder has a tiny “L” inspector initial and a “B” on the back edge. Cylinder has all six safety pins. Recoil shield has a “B” and an “A”. This revolver appears to have been set up for a Thuer conversion as the loading slot on the bbl is longer & deeper, the hammer has a hardened insert in the face and the rammer handle has a threaded tip.

Accompanied by a copy of a letter dated Nov. 26, 1977 from Jackson Arms of Dallas, TX to Dr. R.L. Moore, Jr. of Philadelphia, Mississippi wherein he states that this revolver had been in the collection of noted firearms collector, Harry Garman, until about 1953, when Mr. Garman apparently, upon learning of his pending demise, gave this Colt to his oldest son, Harry, Jr., who subsequently asked Mr. Jackson to sell it for him. Mr. Jackson goes on to state that Mr. Garman related that this revolver was “found in a convent in Mexico wrapped in a blue Army officer’s uniform” along with an engraved 1861 Navy. Mr. Jackson stated that he bought the Navy and at the date of this letter still had it in his collection. Also accompanying is a copy of Mr. Garman’s obituary.

CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine orig silver & gold-plating with light edge wear on the cylinder & rammer handle. Cylinder retains virtually all of its Ormsby naval battle scene. Grips have an age line on the butt of each side and retain a wonderful mellow patina, mostly on the left side, more white on the right side. Handspring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56957 JR434 (16,000-25,000)

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3271

SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 193702. Usual configuration, nickel finish, with 8″ bbl, silver-plated brass trigger guard and iron back strap with fine smooth 1-pc ivory grip. Frame is wonderfully engraved with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns by L. D. Nimschke. Engraving extends 3-3/4″ up the bbl with flourishes around the muzzle and a dash & dot border around the bbl address. Hammer is full coverage engraved with wolf’s head & foliate arabesque patterns on both sides and shaded dolphin patterns on the top edge. Back strap has the typical Nimschke fan at the top with small arabesque flourishes & a scalloped border elsewhere. Butt strap has a scallop & dot border with light arabesque pattern & the trigger guard has arabesque flourishes with more around the trigger guard screw & a small fan engraved around the bbl lug serial number. Ends of the wedge are also engraved. Cylinder has dash cuts around the front & rear edges of the raised area. This is Nimschke’s deluxe coverage. Accompanied by a copy of a 4-page letter from R.L. Wilson, which indicates that this revolver will be featured in the “forthcoming The Colt Engraving Book”. Mr. Wilson concludes that this is late vine style engraving circa 1870 and is one of only two known to him. He states that this revolver is an important & rare Colt and is one of the most rare of all patterns and types of decoration on the 1860. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains 95-96% strong bright orig nickel with some minor flaking on the bbl lug cut outs and a spot or two on the bbl. Frame retains virtually of its orig nickel, as does the back strap with a couple of minor spots & light wear at the heel. Butt strap is a little rough with some pimpling & wear. Trigger guard retains about 70% orig silver. Cylinder is very fine with some fine pitting on the face & some minor flaking on the circumference and overall retains 96-97% orig strong nickel with about 97-98% Ormsby naval battle scene. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-56819 JR443 (17,500-27,500)

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3272

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 151140. Usual configuration, blue & case colored, with 8″ bbl, altered front sight with an added small rear sight dovetailed through the end of the bbl address. It has brass trigger guard & iron back strap with gorgeous 1-pc ivory grip. It has 3-screw case colored frame cut for shoulder stock but with rnd head hammer screw. Adjacent to the serial number on the bbl lug & butt strap are the tiny initials “IP” and adjacent to the serial numbers on the frame & trigger guard are the tiny initials “ISP”. CONDITION: As noted, very fine plus. All matching except the wedge, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 70-75% glossy orig blue, strong in the sheltered areas, thinning & worn to a light patina elsewhere. Rammer handle retains about 50% orig case colors. Cylinder retains 45-50% orig blue, strong in the rebated area and retains about 90% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are prominent. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright on the sides, turning dark on the recoil shields & hammer. Back strap & butt strap are mostly a gray patina with an area of strong blue at the top. Trigger guard retains traces of orig silver-plating. Grip is spectacular with a couple of minor nicks on the edges and retains a wonderful mellow patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-56814 JR444 (8,000-12,000)

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3273

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 50168. Fine ’60 Army with 8″ rnd bbl, 4-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock with extended stock screws, brass trigger guard, iron back strap and 1-pc walnut grip. Adjacent to all four of the serial numbers on the bottom is a small “2” and the same “2” appears on the left front web of the trigger bow. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Used very little, retaining about 88-90% glossy bright blue on the bbl, thin on the sides & at the muzzle. Rammer handle retains about 75% case colors. Cylinder retains about 60% orig blue & about 90% Ormsby naval battle scene with one small area of light pitting & all six safety pins are prominent. Frame & hammer retain most of their strong orig case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas. Trigger guard retains 30-40% orig silver-plating & the back strap about 90% orig blue, thin on the back, glossy & bright on the butt strap & top of the back strap. Grip is sound showing heavy edge wear with nicks & dings and retains 85-90% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with one or two small spots of pitting. 4-56820 JR442 (15,000-20,000)

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3274

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 54596. Fine martial Army with 8″ rnd bbl, brass trigger guard & iron back strap. It has a 3-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. It has 1-pc walnut grip with legible cartouches on each side & small inspector initials on the various metal parts. CONDITION: About very fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains thin blue/gray overall and the rammer handle about 50% faded case colors. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors that are strong in the sheltered areas, fading to gray elsewhere. Back strap & butt strap are a blue/gray patina with some fine pitting at the top. Trigger guard is a fine mellow patina. Screws are all fine & retain most of their orig blue. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting, heavy in a few spots. 4-55101 JR453 (2,000-3,000)

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3275

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 8760. All matching including wedge. Standard markings. This is a four-screw variety cut for shoulder stock. Scattered inspectors initials on various parts. Partially visible cartouche. CONDITION: There is some color visible on the sides of the frame and about 20% orig blue on the back strap. Bbl cylinder and loading lever have an even gray patina with scattered light pitting. cylinder scene is sharp with about 80% remaining. Five of the pins on the rear of the cylinder are intact.Grip lightly sanded. Action is fine. 4-57131 (1,750-2,750)

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3276

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 75665. All matching including wedge. Cal. 44. 8” rnd bbl. Standard Colt markings on the bbl, frame and cylinder. Various inspectors’ initials appear on bbl, back strap and cylinder with very faint and unreadable cartouches on both sides of the grips. CONDITION: Strong traces of casehardening colors on both sides of frame. Cylinder scene is sharp towards the rear but slightly worn at the front of the cylinder. About 1/3 of the cylinder pins remain. Grips have been refinished with some fill at the bottom. Mechanically tight. Pierre Renaud Collection 4-55755 FS6 (1,000-2,000)

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3277

CASED PAIR OF ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVERS. Cal. 44. SN 81248 & 81253. This pair is assembled from mostly orig parts with fine Nimschke style New York engraving, almost certainly done in the Nimschke shop. Both revolvers have 8″ rnd bbls with brass trigger guards, iron back straps & raised carved Mexican eagle 1-pc ivory grips. Both frames have full coverage, New York style (probably Nimschke) foliate arabesque pattern engraving, not quite matching, but of similar patterns. Each has engraving on both sides of the bbls & hammers with the trigger guards & back straps similarly engraved. SN 81248 has had its back strap replaced and engraved to match and the engraving on the hammer nose re-cut. Grips are modern replacements, artificially aged with applied wear. Flat head hammer screw is also a replacement. Last two digits on the cylinder are over-stamped indicating a replaced cylinder. SN 81253 has orig raised carved Mexican eagle grips with replaced re-engraved & re-numbered back strap & trigger guard. Flat head hammer screw, butt strap screw & front trigger guard screw are all replacements, as is the wedge which is numbered “152”. Last digit on the cylinder serial number has been over stamped indicating a replacement cylinder. Other than the above the balance of both revolvers appears to be orig. Accompanied by an early walnut silverware style case with brass medallion in the lid & a mortised brass lock with shield shaped escutcheon. It is lined with red velvet & compartmented for the revolvers, an early Colt’s Patent angle spout flask, an iron 2-cavity Colt’s Patent bullet mold, an “L” shaped nipple wrench, two packs of combustible envelope cartridges, a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps & two compartments with lead bullets. CONDITION: As noted above, otherwise fine overall. SN 81248, with matching wedge, retains 20-25% orig blue in the very sheltered areas with the balance of the iron a cleaned gray metal color. Trigger guard retains 10-15% silver-plating. Replacement grips are fine with age lines. Good mechanics, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. SN 81253 retains traces of orig blue on the bbl with the balance of the iron a gray metal color and the trigger guard a lovely brass patina. Orig grips have a number of age lines on the bottom, extending up the sides with a replaced sliver on the right heel & repaired chips on the right toe. Grips show moderate to heavy wear with a wonderful mellow patina. Good mechanics, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. Case has a crack across the lid with light handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is faded & moderately soiled. Flask retains about 50% orig finish and the mold about 75% orig blue. Cartridges & cap box are fine. 4-57084 (14,000-18,000)

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3278

IDENTIFIED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 29232. Early Army with 8″ bbl, 4-screw frame with extended fourth screw, cut for shoulder stock. Serial numbers occur on bbl, frame, and trigger guard, no number on backstrap. Backstrap and stocks may be replaced. Bbl address only half visible. Springfield research records show the gun was used by the 1st Maine Cavalry. CONDITION: Overall retains a cleaned & artificially aged brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting on the frame with spots on the bbl. Frame, backstrap & cylinder are replacements. Mechanics need attention, strong dark bore. 4-49798 (1,400-1,800)

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3279

CASED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 26216. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. An American walnut Colt casing with rust red velvet lining with compartments for the revolver accompanies it, a dbl sided angle spout Navy sized eagle flask. It also has an iron 2-cavity Colt’s patent mold with sprue cutter and a UMC cap tin containing primers. CONDITION: Fine. All matching including the wedge. Bbl retains traces of orig blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a smooth medium brown patina & some pitting around the muzzle. Bbl address is mostly worn away. Cylinder & frame are also smooth patina with some light pitting on the left side of the frame & front edge of the cylinder. Grip frame is a mellow patina. Grips are sound with light nicks & scratches with moderate to heavy wear on the edges and retain a smooth patina. Cylinder stop will not retract, so mechanics need attention, bright strong bore, and dark in the grooves. Case is fine with a crack in the bottom. Top appears to have been re-varnished and lightly cleaned. Interior is faded & soiled but completely intact. Flask is very good with a couple of small dents and retains about 70% orig finish. Mold is lightly pitted. Altogether a fine cased set. 4-55098 JR454 (4,000-7,000)

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3280

COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 26438. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, silver-plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All matching including the wedge except the cylinder pin, which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 80-85% glossy orig blue with the losses flaked to a light patina. Rammer handle retains about 80% bright orig case colors. Cylinder retains 75-80% thin, dull blue turning plum & retains about 95% Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are prominent and all six nipples still have blue on their outer faces. Frame retains most of its casehardened finish turned silver with traces of thin case colors. Hammer retains most its muted case colors. Trigger & back strap retain most of their strong orig silver-plating. Grip has a minor chip or two on each side and retains most of its bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a ring about mid-point & a few scattered spots of minor pitting. 4-56813 JR445 (6,000-10,000)

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3281

VERY RARE MASS ARMS DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 40. SN 163. Wesson & Leavitt’s Patent revolver with 7-1/4″ rnd bbl marked on top strap “MASS ARMS CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS” with standard markings elsewhere. This is the standard model, one of about 770 made in the period 1850-51. It has a 6-shot cylinder with an unusual convex face that meets with a correspondingly angled forcing cone area. It has case colored integral frame & lockplate with side mounted hammer and full grip frame with 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Probably unfired with the bbl & top strap retaining about 90% glossy bright orig blue with the losses mostly on the left side of the bbl, which is flaked to a medium patina. Top strap has some minor flaking. Frame & lockplate retain 60-70% case colors, strong & bright in the sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Grip frame retains 25-30% blue with the balance flaked to a medium patina. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-56987 JR418 (12,500-17,500)

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3282

BUTTERFIELD NAVY REVOLVER. SN 96. Cal. 36. 7” oct. bbl. Standard “BUTTERFIELD’S / PATENT DEC 11 1865 / PHILAD A” on top of the frame. Serial number matches on the bbl, frame, grips, cylinder and loading lever. CONDITION: Approx 90% bright blue mixed with light surface rust and scattered very light pitting on the bbl and cylinder. Approx 70% tarnished silver on the frame with most loss on the right side. Faint traces of darkened casehardening on the loading lever. Approx 80% of varnish on grips. Action needs a slight adjustment. 4-56374 FS1 (5,500-10,000)

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3283

SCARCE SAVAGE NORTH 3RD MODEL FIGURE-8 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 361. Cal. 36. Scarce 3rd Model with 6 7/8″ oct bbl, flat brass frame marked “E. SAVAGE. MIDDLETOWN. CT / H. S. NORTH. PATENTED / JUNE.17 TH 1856″ on top of the frame. It has 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Blue/gray patina on iron surfaces with scattered light pitting. Frame was broken & brazed at the cylinder pin on the right. Rear sight is a replacement. Both grips show moderate wear & have a hairline crack on each side. 4-57270 (6,000-8,000)

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3284

RARE 4TH MODEL FIGURE-8 SAVAGE NORTH NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. NSN. Usual configuration with 6-7/8″ oct bbl, Savage North markings on top of the frame with North patent marking on the left side of the rammer housing. It has a 6-shot rnd cylinder with flat-side iron frame & 2-pc walnut grip with the distinctive figure-8 combination triggers & trigger guard. According to Flayderman only about 50 of these were ever produced. There is no evidence of military inspector marks. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & frame retain traces of orig finish, having flaked to a smooth medium brown patina. Rammer & housing retain most of their glossy bright blue with one small spot of rust. Cylinder retains 60-70% flaked blue mixed with medium patina. Grips are crisp with sharp edges & retain most of their orig finish and the screw, most of its orig blue. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore with a few small, scattered spots of light rust. 4-57218 (7,000-9,000)

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3285

SAVAGE NAVY CIVIL WAR REVOLVER. SN 4735. Cal .36. 7-1/8” oct bbl. Standard three-line marking on the top of the frame. “USN” on bottom of grip strap and “FAR” markings stamped on the bottom of the left grip. CONDITION: 40-50% mottled patina on bbl, 70% flaking blue on cylinder with traces on rammer housing. Traces of case color on ring trigger. Grips show wear with chip at the bottom of one grip. Mechanically fine. 4-56880 (3,500-5,500)

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3286

FINE ALSOP POCKET REVOLVER. Cal .31. SN 556. 4” oct bbl marked “G. R. ALSOP MIDDLETOWN, CONN. / PATENTED JULY 17TH, AUG 7TH, 1860 MAY 14TH 1861” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: 60% blue on the bbl mixed with flaked areas light surface rust and pitting. Bbl is about the same but the frame only has strong traces with mostly rust brown patina on the grip straps, bottom, and some areas on the side. Casehardening colors on the hammer and loading lever are brilliant. Grips are battered at the bottom. Serial number is still legible. Sides of the grip are very good retaining about 75% of the varnish. Mechanically tight. 4-56896 (3,000-4,000)

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3287

SHARPS SMALL FRAME SGL SHOT PISTOL. Cal .31 SN 175. 5” rnd bbl. Marked “SHARPS PATENT / ARMS MF ED. / FAIR MOUNT / PHILA. PA.” in an oval on the left side plate. CONDITION: Grey patina on frame, hammer, lever and butt cap. 50% blue on bbl and takedown lever. Strong traces of casehardening color at the top of the lever. 70% varnish on the grips. 4-56893 FS23 (3,000-4,000)

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3288

SHARPS LARGE FRAME SGL SHOT PISTOL. Cal .36. SN 686. 6-7/16” rnd bbl. Marked “C.SHARPS & CO’S / RIFLE WORKS / PHILA. PA.” on the right side of the frame, “C. SHARPS / PATENT / 1848-62” on the left sideplate. CONDITION: 25% to 30% blue overall with signs of cleaning on the bbl and mixed with surface rust and light pitting elsewhere. Grips have minor dents and scratches and retain about 40% of their orig varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-56894 FS22 (2,500-3,500)

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3289

VERY RARE INDIAN WARS PERIOD WESTERN MADE TOOLED SLIM JIM HOLSTER & BELT. Very fine tooled holster, probably built by F.A. Meanea in the Slim Jim pattern with sewn back edge & high trigger guard, red leather lined with belt loop secured with four harness rivets. It has a sewn in Cheyenne plug. Belt is two pieces of sewn leather with a mustard colored backing sewn around a tooled belt that appears to be of the same design as the holster. It has two belt loops with brass wire end and an orig Indian Wars period rectangular brass eagle military buckle. CONDITION: Holster is extremely fine with some light scuffing on the top edge, otherwise is sound & complete with sharp tooling & retains about 90% orig brown finish. Belt is very dry & flexed, has been treated. There are several breaks in the edges with the liner retaining about 50% mustard yellow color and the insert retaining about 50% dark brown color. Altogether, a rare surviving example of an early holster that will fit either an 1860 Army or an 1851 Navy. 4-57329 JR613 (500-800)

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3290

COLT WALKER TYPE FLASK. The only Colt marking is on the lid of the ball compartment on top of the flask. Banner, which normally has the Colt Patent marking on the bottom of the flask, does not have any marking at all. There are many differences between this and normal Walker flasks. With the Colt Patent marking, Riling calls this an English flask. Details on the mortar base are good but the cannon bbl is smaller than the axel. Screws in the top are lined up with the bottom turned ring. CONDITION: Solid with no dents. Little sign of cleaning. Seams are good. 4-56497 (1,000-2,000)

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3291

THREE COLT COMBUSTIBLE CARTRIDGE PACKETS. 1) The small 2-3/8” x 1-5/32” packet is still sealed although there is some tearing at the top and some of the cartridges can be seen. 2) Army packet is missing all of the wrapping except part of the label. Four bullets are visible but one is crushed down inside the block. The condition of the others is not known. 3) The belt pistol packet is open and empty. The label is clear. 8-87360 (400-700)

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3292

RARE STARR LINE THROWING PISTOL. No cal. SN 15670. Nickel finish, converted from a Starr dbl action revolver with a detachable 13-1/4″ tube with two line guides and a wooden plug that apparently is the weighted item which was fired to carry the small line, which would have been attached to a heavier line. With the tube detached there is only a 2-1/2″ stub bbl underneath with false nickel-plated brass cylinder shaped sideplates screwed to the sides of the frame. Apparently there was a firing chamber attached inside the frame, which is now missing. It has further been modified to where it will fire only on sgl action. It has its orig 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by a silver-plated flask with raised, narrow leaf patterns. CONDITION: Very good. Retains most of its nickel finish with some brass showing through on the false sideplates. Grips are very worn but sound. Mechanics are functional. Some light surface rust on the rear of the frame & hammer. Flask is fine with rusted spring. 4-56895 JR421 (800-1,200)

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3293

INSCRIBED PRE-WAR MILITIA SWORD AND LATER CASED MAJOR GENERAL DRESS EPAULETS BELONGING TO MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER, COLONEL ALEXANDER SHALER, 65TH NEW YORK INFANTRY. 1) His pre-war militia sword is presented here, made by “Horstmann & Sons/Makers Philada.” and so marked on the scabbard. The sword is a militia foot officer’s sword with a 31-3/4” dbl-edged and spear pointed blade having a narrow central fuller, and etched across 50% of the blade face. The etched decoration depicts stands of flags, drums, an American eagle on both sides of the blade. The counterguard has two cast brass quillons, triangular in shape, having eagles, acanthus leaf, and liberty caps in high relief. There are two rectangular languets on either side. The grip is of silver with a brass ferrule at the base. One side of the grip is engraved with a sunburst having a flying eagle over a stand of flags and arms with a diagonally positioned quartered oval shield with the legend “Pro Patriaet Gloria” and a broad ribbon below, reading “National Guard.” The opposite side of the silver grip has a laurel leaf wreath within the rays of a sunburst. The pommel is a standing, down-turned winged American eagle with a shield on his breast. The chain guard is attached from below his beak to the top of the quillon below. The scabbard is of brass with heavy engraved decorations on the face, including rococo scrolls, an American shield and a stand of flags and arms. The center mount is of heavy cast brass in a leaf pattern with a sgl carrying ring. The top mount is identical with two carrying rings and a cast brass button. The reverse of the scabbard has an applied scroll with the maker’s name. Inscribed within a hand engraved oak leaf wreath is the following presentation: “Presented to/Capt. Alexander Shaler, by/his Company as a token of respect/and esteem./New York June 12th 1851”. CONDITION: Very good. Etching on the blade retains some of its factory frosted appearance. Minor spotting near the tip of the blade and on the ricasso near the hilt. Cross guard and pommel retain approx. 50% of their gilt finish. Silver grip is tarnished with wear to its original finish. 2) Accompanying the sword is Shaler’s cased pair of Maj. General’s dress epaulets. The dress epaulets are regulation style, being made of gilt wire bullion and lined gilt cloth terminating in two gilt convex crescents having heavy gilt wire fringe. Two silver bullion five-point stars are affixed to the top of each epaulet. The undersides are lined in red velvet and red Russian leather with brass attaching hardware marked “V/Crown.” The orig Japanned oval tin measures 10” x 6-1/2” x 6” and has its orig label reading “Horstmann Bros. & Allien/No. 7/Bond Street/New York.” CONDITION: Epaulets show wear but retain their high luster. Undersides of one show minor losses to the red leather covering. Tin has minor exterior scratching but retains about 80% of its original finish. Alexander Shaler was born in Haddam, Connecticut on March 29, 1827. Educated in private schools, he entered the New York Militia as a private in 1845 and on December 13, 1860, was commissioned Maj. of the York Regiment. With the opening of the Civil War, he was appointed Lt. Col. of the 65th NY Inf. Vol. in June 1861 and became the Col. of the regiment on July 17, 1862. He authored the work Manual of Arms for Light Infantry using the Rifle Musket (New York, 1861). During his service with the regiment, he participated in the following engagements: Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, “Mud March,” Chancellorsville, Maryes Heights, and Gettysburg. He was commissioned Brig. Gen. on May 26, 1863 and brevetted Maj. Gen. of Vol. on July 27, 1864. Shaler was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his action at Maryes Heights, VA on May 3, 1863. His medal citation reads as follows: “At the most critical moment, the head of the charging column being about to be crushed by the severe fire of the enemies artillery and infantry, he pushed forward with a supporting column, pierced the enemy’s works, and turned their flank”. Gen. Shaler commanded the US Military prison at Johnson’s Island, OH during the winter of 1863-1864. During the Battle of the Wilderness, he was taken prisoner by the Confederates on May 6, 1864 and was held in Charleston, SC during the summer of that year. Following his exchange, he commanded a division in the 7th Corps. and the military post in Duval’s Bluffs, Arkansas until he was mustered out on August 24, 1865. Following the war, he served as the President of the Board of Commissioners of the New York Metropolitan Fire Department and was a civil engineer in charge of the Board of Police and Fire in Chicago, Ill. in 1874-1875. From 1867 until 1886, he was Maj. Gen. of the Nat. Guard of NY and was an organizer and President of the Nat. Guard Association of the United States. Shaler died on December 28, 1911 in NY City and is buried at the English Neighborhood Reformed Church in Ridgefield, NJ. This group represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to own two significant artifacts related to a gallant Gen. and Medal of Honor winner which represent both the beginning and the end of his illustrious military career. 4-57248 CW71 (20,000-30,000)

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3294

US MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD PRESENTED TO U.S. OFFICER. This sword is engraved between top mounts on German silver scabbard “PRESENTED TO Lieut. Col. Edward B. Fowler From his Fellow Officers, 14th Regt. N.Y.S.M. MAY 4, 1861”. 30-3/4” blade is etched with various military and patriotic motifs. Grip is white sharkskin wrapped with triple wire. Standard staff hilt with fancy US and floral motifs. Ring mounts and drag on scabbard are engraved with floral motifs. A wonderful very early war presentation to the Commanding Officer of a hard fought unit in the Civil War. Appointed as Lt. Colonel of the 14th Militia Regiment in 1861, Fowler was, ultimately, promoted to Colonel and commanded the 84th New York volunteer Infantry until its discharge in June 1864.The 14th New York State Militia was organized in Brooklyn but failed to be called to the front when Lincoln issues his call for 75,000 volunteers. With special authority from the War Department, the 14th turned itself over to the Federal Government and was accepted into Federal volunteer service for a three year term. The unit was re-designated the 84th New York Volunteer Infantry. Leaving New York and reporting to Washington, the 84th advanced into Virginia and fought at Bull Run. Their major engagements were: Ball’s Cross Roads, Upton’s Hill. Falmouth, Va., General Pope’s Campaign-including Rappahannock Station, Sulphur Springs, Gainesville, 2nd Bull Run, and Little River Turnpike. They participated in the Maryland Campaign-South Mountain and Antietam, then Port Royal, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine run, Wilderness and Spotsylvania. Ordered back to New York City, they were mustered out of service on June 14, 1864. CONDITION: Grip is worn at high spots but retains all of its orig sharkskin and wire. Blade is bright/gray. Etching is excellent and shows a lot of its orig frost. Some black staining on blade. Scabbard shows braised repair between drag and middle mount. 4-56943 JS61 (4,000-6,000)

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3295

HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT PRESENTATION SWORD AND MEMORABILIA OF COLONEL HENRY WILSON, 22ND REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS, FRIEND OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, UNITED STATES SENATOR, AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. This lot represents one of the most important groupings of military and political material related to one of the most influential and well-known politicians in United States history. The lot consists of Wilson’s high-grade presentation sword, dated 1861, enameled corps badge for the “Wilson Regiment,” images, political memorabilia, regimental history for the 22nd Infantry, 2nd Sharpshooters, and 3rd Light Artillery Battery Massachusetts Volunteers, and an important book of the life of Henry Wilson. 1) The sword is a high-grade US regulation Model 1850 Staff and Field officer’s sword made by the “Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee/Mass.” and so marked near the ricasso of the blade, both in etched form on one side and stamped on the ricasso on the opposing side. This exact sword is illus. on pg. 168 of the book The Ames Sword Company by John Hamilton 1893. The blade is 32” long and is etched with an American eagle, “U.S.”, scrolls of floral engraving, stands of arms and military trophies, and terminating in rays of a sunburst. The hilt is of cast brass, gold-plated, and is of standard regulation form, having three branches filled with finely cast floral decoration and “U.S.”. The half-basket guard forms a sgl knuckle bow, terminating at the cast brass pommel cap with laurel leaf decoration. The grip is of wood covered in sharkskin and wound with dbl strand twisted brass wire. The ornate scabbard is of brass, gold-plated, and signed by the maker on the reverse side between the throat and the top mount. The separately applied throat is plain; the two carrying ring bands are cast with acanthus leaf decoration in relief, and the body of the scabbard is heavily engraved with incised lines and scrollwork radiating above and below each of the carrying rings and forming a 4-1/2” long x 1-1/4” wide cartouche, which has the ornate presentation engraved within. The remainder of the scabbard body is decorated with a very detailed stand of flags, battle axes, drums, a knapsack, bugle, and American shield surmounted by a liberty cap perched atop a pole. Ornate scrollwork radiates from below these figures. The applied drag is plain, however the body of the scabbard repeats the scrollwork on its face near the drag topped by a large flame-like engraved decoration. The reverse side of the scabbard is plain. Within the cartouche, between the top and middle mounts, is the following inscription: “Col. Henry Wilson. (Old English Script)/22nd Reg. M.V./from the/Inspectors at the BOSTON CUSTOM HOUSE/Sept 27th 1861.” CONDITION: Fine. Blade exhibits most of its orig factory finish, including its frosty etching. At the end of the etching, on one side, is an area of light surface pitting about 3” long. On the opposite side, near the end of the etching, are about five small patches of dark staining and a couple of other areas of light pitting and/or staining, not severely affecting the etched panels. Hilt retains about 80% of its gilt luster. Grip wrap of sharkskin has separated slightly at the seam and shows light wear on the high spots. Scabbard is superb with only some darkening and light oxidation where the carrying ring mounts and drag were soldered to the body. One minor dent on the edge of the scabbard near the lower right hand corner of the presentation. 2) Accompanying the sword is a corps badge, being made of German silver with a top pin bar enameled in blue and reading “Wilson Regiment”. Hanging below the bar with one ring is a silver and enameled Maltese cross filled with red enamel, which in the center, has a large “22d” on either side reading “Mass./Inf.,” the top arm of the cross reads “2d. S.S.”, and the bottom arm “3d. Batt”. This badge is framed with a postal cover measuring 7-1/4” x 3-3/4” addressed to “Hon. John Chapman/Salem/M” from H Wilson”. It is postmarked and dated June 1864. CONDITION: Corps badge appears to be about fine but I was unable to remove it from the frame. It is pinned on a card handwritten “Civil War/2nd Sharpshooters/3rd Batt./22 Inf. Mass”. One or two minor chips missing from the face of the pin bar, otherwise the badge appears fine. 3) There is an oval engraving, illustrating Henry Wilson in Civil War uniform with a printed signature below published by “J.C. Buttre, 48 Franklin Street, New York”. CONDITION: Image and background is foxed. Frame is plastic. 4) There is a framed group portrait of President Andrew Johnson and his cabinet members of which Henry Wilson appears in an oval portrait at the lower right hand corner as Chief of the Military Commission for the United States Senate. The print was engraved by G.R. Hall and is dated 1866. The frame is contemporary of gilt decorated wood. There is also an engraving of General Ulysses S. Grant in uniform in a manila folder. CONDITION: Both prints are good. Grant print is foxed at the edges and has a dog-eared edge. 5) A copy of the book Henry Wilson’s Regiment; Twenty-Second Infantry/Second Sharpshooters/Third Light Battery/Massachusetts Vols. by John L. Parker, Corporal Co. F, 22nd, and 1st Lt. 11th Mass. Vols., assisted by Robert G. Carter, Pvt Co. H, 22nd, 1st Lt., 4th U.S. Cav, and the Historical Committee (Boston, 1887). The book is ex libris Winthrop Public Library, Massachusetts. The 591-pg work details the history of this regiment from its formation and throughout the end of the war and has period engravings of staff and company officers throughout. The book is wrapped in cloth covered boards, the front cover being blue, the rear cover being red, and the spine being dark green. CONDITION: Fair. Bindings are split, wraps are loose, and the book is complete, however the page edges are tattered. 6) Included is The Life and Public Services of Hon. Henry Wilson by Hon. Thomas Russell, Collector of the Port of Boston; and Rev. Elias Nason, for many years the Pastor of Mr. Wilson (Boston, 1872), dedicated to “The working-man of America. The 419-pg work is a biography of Henry Wilson. CONDITION: Good. Wraps are green cloth covered boards with gold embossed title on the spine and a gold embossed facsimile of Wilson’s signature on the front. 7) All framed together is a lot of political memorabilia, including the following items: an orig 1872 election ticket for the state of Maryland, listing for president “Ulysses S. Grant” and for Vice President “Henry Wilson” having an oval portrait of Abraham Lincoln at the top; a northern patriotic postal cover titled “Jeff Davis ‘going in’/Jeff Davis ‘coming out’,” which is a cartoon like character of the Confederate President, when turned sideways appears to be a mule; there is a wonderful printed political cap in printed fabric of orange, blue, black, and cream with one band woven to read “GRANTANDWILSONGRANTANDWILSON…,” another band printed “LETUSHAVEPEACE,” and another band with Wilson’s initials repeated “HWHW…”, and a final band printed in larger letters “USGUSG…”. One of the finest and most important pcs of political memorabilia I have seen in many years. Also framed is a post war carte-de-visite photograph of Wilson as Vice President, a quarter dollar sized coin with a spread-winged American eagle, and around the rim “For Vice President/H. Wilson/1872”. Finally, there is a pin back tin embossed shield that reads “Grant Club,” and suspended from it is a circular coin with a relief of U.S. Grant and reading “President U.S. Grant”. CONDITION: Election ticket is very good but has been glued to the frame’s backing. Campaign cap is in superb condition and may have been glued to the backing of the frame. Postal cover, also glued, is bright and clear. Photograph has some losses to the image around Wilson’s shoulders and in the background. Coin is encased in a protector, and the Grant Club pin appears to be fine. All mounted in a contemporary frame measuring 25” x 24”. Also included is a certificate of marriage of Mr. Orson Candeshoef and Ms. Fanny Wilson on March 2, 1868. Certificate has some foxing and staininig and minor tears to the edges.

Henry Wilson was one of America’s foremost anti-slavery advocates. He was a personal friend of President Abraham Lincoln and served as the United States Senate’s Chairman of the powerful Military Commission during the Civil War. He raised the 22nd Regiment Massachusetts Vol. in 1861 and served with them while on recess from his duties as a senator. He was elected as Vice President of the United States under U.S. Grant in 1872. Wilson was born in Farmington, New Hampshire on February 16, 1812 and died in Washington, D.C. on November 22, 1875. He was the son of a farm laborer and due to their severe poverty, was apprenticed to a neighboring farmer at the age of 10. Upon the end of his 11-year apprenticeship, he found work at a shoemaker’s and upon becoming 18 years old, he had his name, which was originally Jeremiah Jones Colbaith, legally changed to Henry Wilson. He earned enough money to be able to return to New Hampshire and study at Stafford, Wolfborough, and Concord. During his studies, he made his first appearance in public life as an ardent Abolitionist. In 1840, he appeared on the public scene as a supporter of Henry Harrison, making public speaking appearances at more than 60 Whig meetings. At age 28, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, serving for one year and then three years in the Massachusetts State Senate. Throughout his political career, he was a fiery anti-slavery leader and in 1848, attended the National Whig Convention in Philadelphia. He edited the Boston “Republican Newspaper”, was chairman of the Free-Soil state committee, and in 1815, was elected President of the Massachusetts State Senate. Later, as a member of the State Constitutional Convention, he proposed a provision to permit black men into the state militia organization. Following several failed attempts, he was elected to succeed Edward Everett in the United States Senate. He withdrew from the American National Convention in Philadelphia when it adopted a platform with a neutral position on slavery. He took an active part in the formation of Lincoln’s Republican party. The Congressional record during his long term of service in the US Senate shows that he was one of the most industrious, active, and outspoken members of that body and his name is connected with nearly all of the important acts leading up to and during the American Civil War. In March 1861, he was made Chairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, of which he had been a member for the preceding four years. He induced Congress to authorize the enlistment of 500,000 volunteers at the beginning of the hostilities and remaining as the chairman of the committee from 1861-186, he devised and carried the most important measures with regard to the organization of the Union Army and the raising and equipping of troops. Prior to the war, Wilson held the rank of Brigadier General in the Massachusetts State Militia and in 1861, he organized and raised the 22nd Regiment of Massachusetts Vol, which included the 2nd Regiment Sharpshooters, the 3rd Light Artillery Battery, and a Regiment of Inf. He marched off to the field as the regiment’s Col. and served as an aide to General George McClellan until Congress reassembled. During the first session of Congress, 1861-1862, he introduced laws that abolished slavery in the District of Columbia, allowed blacks to enroll in the militia, and granted freedom to slaves and their families who entered the military service of the United States. Following the war, he continued his term in the Senate and joined with measures of conciliation toward the south. He was nominated for the office of Vice President of the United States in June 1872 to serve on the election ticket with Ulysses S. Grant and was elected the following November, receiving 286 out of 354 electoral votes. He resigned the US Senate on March 3, 1873 to serve as Vice President. Within that year, he was stricken with paralysis, from which he died two years later. He authored the following books: History of the Anti-Slavery Measures of the Thirty-Seventh, Thirty-Eight United States Congresses (Boston, 1865), Military Measures of the United States Congress (1866), Testimonies of American Statesmen and Jurists to the Truths of Christianity (1867), History of the Reconstruction Measures of the Thirty-Ninth and Fortieth Congresses, 1865-8, (1868), along with a number of articles and speeches, which were published. During its term of service, Wilson’s 22nd Regiment Massachusetts Vol. served distinguishably at most of the major engagements including Gettysburg, in the Eastern Theater of War. 4-57392, 4-57393, 4-57410 CW104 (20,000-25,000)

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HISTORIC AND IMPORTANT TIFFANY MAHOGANY PRESENTATION SWORD CASE TO “MAJOR GENERAL AMBROSE EVERETT BURNSIDE”. The orig wood case manufactured by Tiffany & Co. New York for Maj. Gen. Burnside’s presentation sword. Unfortunately, the sword does not accompany this lot, but the case is a sight to behold. Made of mahogany, the case measures 41” long x 6-7/8” wide x 4-1/2” deep, is made of the finest grained wood having a rectangular clipped corner German silver inlay in the center of the top which is magnificently hand engraved in Old English script “Major General Ambrose Everett Burnside” lightly decorated with hand engraved scrolls. The front of the case has a clipped corner rectangular key escutcheon and two brass locking hooks. The lid is attached with three silver-plated brass hinges. The interior of the fitted case, which has compartments for a presentation sword, belt, and sash. The interior is lined in bright blue velvet and has a sterling silver rectangular label having two trefoiled ends engraved “Tiffany & Co. 550 & 552 Broadway, New York”. CONDITION: Very good. Right left hand corner of the top shows damage from being bumped or dropped. Slight amount of the wood is mashed at the corner with a narrow sliver of wood loss measuring about 4-3/4”. On the same end, there is a hole in the bottom section of the case measuring approx. 3/4” x 1/4”. Included with this lot is Major General Ambrose E. Burnside and the Ninth Army Corps, bu Augustus Woodbury/ 1867. Some foxing. Corner wears and binding is frayed and split.

Major General Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881) served in the Mexican War and in several campaigns against the Native Americans; at the outbreak of the American Civil War he accepted command of a Union regiment, which he led in the First Battle of Bull Run. Promoted to Brig. Gen. in August 1861, he took part in the capture of Roanoke Island and Fort Macon in North Carolina. In September 1862, by now a Maj. Gen, he fought in the Battle of Antietam under General George B. McClellan, whom he succeeded in November as Commander of the Army of the Potomac; a month later his forces were decisively defeated by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Burnside was then transferred to the Army of Ohio and successfully resisted the Confederate siege (1863) of Knoxville, TN. He served under Gens. George G. Meade and Ulyssess S. Grant at the siege (1864) of Petersburg, VA, but was held responsible for heavy Union losses and relieved of command. After the war Burnside was Gov. of RI (1866-69) and a U.S. senator (1875-81). 4-57364 CW110 (8,000-10,000)

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3296

HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION CIVIL WAR FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD WITH DAMASCUS BLADE AND BATTLE HONORS-35TH NEW JERSEY. A marvelous sword with a lot of history and most it written right on the artifact itself! This is a high-grade U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword of regulation style. Foreign made sword has a slightly curved 31”, sgl edged, Damascus steel blade having an etched, engraved and gilded spread winged eagle on one side with a sunburst, and a “U.S.” with floral embellishments engraved and gilded on the other. Back of the blade is engraved and gilded as well with a fancy leaf pattern. Regulation cast brass hilt terminates at a heavily cast and decorated pommel cap with scrolls and classical leaf designs. Grip is of silver and engraved with numerous scrolls, a scallop shell design and a stippled background creating two open cartouches. Scabbard is of wood, covered in sharkskin with sheet brass mounts having heavily cast and, in bas relief, fancy brass applications forming three oval cartouches on the top, middle and bottom mounts. Within these cartouches is sterling silver, engraved panels. Top depicts a finely engraved American eagle surmounting the American shield, the middle “Lady Liberty,” and drag; the figure of “Justice”. Mounted directly to the scabbard within a fancy cast brass “frame” is the presentation plaque, also of sterling silver and engraved thusly: “Presented to/Capt. Charles A. Angel,/Co. A, 35th N.J. Vol’s/by the members of his company, as a token of their esteem”. Additionally, engraved on the reverse of the top scabbard mount is engraved: “Fought against the rebellion of 1861,2, & 3, at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Savage’s Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Bristow’s Station, Bull Run, 2nd, Chantilly, Fredericksburg”. CONDITION: Good. Damascus steel grain is easily seen on the blade, although some of the gilt decoration has worn thin. Hilt and grip are fine. Scabbard shows some age but is still quite nice. All markings are clear. Capt. Angel is reported as the “acting Major” in the regimental colonel’s after-action report for the Battle of Resaca. Carte-de-Visite photograph of Captain Angel is available in the New Jersey Department of State archives, Adjutant Generals’ Office (Civil War) Series # SDEA4010. He is also listed as a participant in the Battle of Atlanta; therefore, obviously, his service extended well beyond the battle honors present on this wonderful sword. 4-57391 (8,000-12,000)

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3297

PRESENTATION JEWELED STATUE GRIP STAFF SWORD TO COLONEL –LATER BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL-R.N. PEARSON. High grade Clauberg made presentation sword. Grip is full standing Lady Liberty holding a sword with red stone in her chest. Knuckle bow attaches to Lady Liberty’s back and transverses down to floral basket with intertwined vines and red stones inset. Quillon is of a sea serpent with red stone eyes. Steel scabbard has large, fancy, cutout mounts with floral and geometric designs. 31-1/2” blade is white metal plated and has 18” etched panels containing patriotic motifs, including two standing soldiers, one an officer with sword and American flag, the other soldier an enlisted man with his knapsack and musket. A presentation plaque between top mounts reads “Presented to Col. R.N. Pearson, 31st Ills V.V.I., By the Officers of his Regt. June 1, 1865”. Pearson was BORN January 9, 1840 in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania-he was a bricklayer before the War. He entered the Civil War as a private in the 10th Illinois Infantry (3 Months) and was appointed Adjutant in the 31st Regiment Illinois Infantry when it was formed in Cairo Illinois on September 18, 1861. He rose through the ranks throughout his service, ultimately commanding his regiment. He was promoted to Major April 9, 1863, Lt. Colonel August 15, 1863 and received his Brevet as Brigadier General for “gallant and meritorious services” on March 13, 1865. the 31st Illinois served in the Western theater of Operations having principal engagements at: fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Corinth, Grant’s Mississippi Campaign, Champion’s Hill Siege and Surrender of Vicksburg, Atlanta Campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, Sherman’s March to the Sea, Savannah, Edisto, Bentonville, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and participated at General Johnston’s Surrender at Benton House, N.C. via Richmond, Pearson moved to Washington to participate in the Gran