Spectacular Fall Firearms Auction
An Outstanding Success at $3.6 Million!

Auction: October 7th-9th, 2002

Preview: October 7, 2002

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1400

SMITH CARBINE. SN. 20951. Made by Mass Arms Company. Full marks including two “JM” cartouches. CONDITION: 90% blue on bbl mixed with grease and light surface rust. Case-hardening visible in protected areas on the frame. Stock has been lightly cleaned but not sanded. Bore is dirty. Mechanically good. FS815 4-47543 (1,000-2,000)

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1401

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 20091. Cal. .54, 21-1/2″ part oct. bbl. Made by Mass Arms Company with standard marks over all. CONDITION: 90% blue overall. Bright on the bbl catch. Slightly dull and mixing with light surface rust on bbl and triggerguard. Good case-hardening colors on the right side of the action. Mostly light surface rust on the left. Wood is fine with sharp inspector cartouche. Bore is bright. FS869 4-47472 (1,500-2,500)

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1402

GREENE BREECH-LOADING CARBINE. NSN. Cal. 54, 18″ mostly round bbl. Although this is unusual in that it does not have the British contract markings, it also does not have any U.S. inspector marks. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with some battering around the rear site. Stock has light dents and scratches. Action is good. FS810 4-47545 (2,000-3,000)

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1403

SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 4079. Cal. 52. 21-1/2″ part oct. bbl. Made by American Machine Works and has standard marks and sharp “JH” inspector cartouche. Hammer on the gun is a replacement but the original, with the broken off tumbler, accompanies. CONDITION: 50% blue overall, strongest on the triggerguard. Traces of case-hardening on the action. All metal surfaces with light surface rust and pitting. Wood is fine with numerous small dents and scratches. 4-47511 FS833 (1,500-2,500)

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1404

SPENCER MODEL 1860 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 13260. Cal. .56-50 Spencer, 22″ bbl. Early issue serial number. Standard markings on top of frame. Not altered for cut off. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina over all with light surface rust and pitting. Wood has been repaired and varnished over dents and scratches. There is a large rub area on the left cheek. Mechanically good. FS872 4-47523 (1,500-2,500)

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1405

SPENCER NEW MODEL RIFLE. SN 108297. Cal. .50 Spencer, 30″ bbl equipped for saber bayonet. CONDITION: Retains most of a dull brown-blue on the receiver and shinier brown on the bbl. Wood has been varnished and is very fine. Action is good. FS867 4-47470 (1,250-2,000)

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1406

SPENCER CIVIL WAR ERA REPEATING CARBINE. Cal. 56RF. Standard carbine with 21″ round bbl, square base front sight and ladder rear sight, usual markings on top of the receiver, standard wood with sling swivel in the buttstock and the outline of a cartouche just back of the sling bar. There are various inspector marks on the small pieces. Both sides of the buttstock are stamped in 1/4″ letters “J. RUSSELL” and both sides have a large carved brand of “RT” connected. SN 37669. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains. Bbl is a dark, smooth patina with some scattered light rust pitting. Receiver has traced of silvered case colors with light surface rust and a couple of heavier pits near the forearm. Wood is sound, dark and oil stained. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting. 4-47237 JR467 (1,000-1,500)

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1407

SPENCER MODEL 1860 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 54418. Cal. .50 Spencer. 22″ round bbl. Standard markings on top of receiver. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall. Stock shows normal handling marks plus the name “Wm,Worman.” carved in the right side of the stock. There is a fresh gouge on the left side of the stock near the receiver. Action is fine. 4-46017 FS339 (1,000-1,500)

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1408

GREENE BREECH LOADING CARBINE. SN. 421. Cal. .54, 18″ mostly round bbl. Crown over “V x R” on lockplate behind hammer. “U.S.A. 1856” has been added to the lock marking. Various British military proof marks are on other parts. CONDITION: 60% blue on breech, strong traces elsewhere. All mixed with light to moderate pitting and signs of cleaning. Stock has been repaired around the lock and shows some light sanding in that area. Otherwise, normal dents and scratches. FS811 4-47544 (2,000-3,000)

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1409

VERY FINE GALLAGER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 14353. Cal. .54, 22-1/4″ bbl. Standard markings on lockplate. CONDITION: 90% bright blue on bbl with scattered spots of light surface rust and some scratches. Case-hardening on the lock and action is bright on the right side, fading slightly on the left. No inspector marks. Wood is slightly oil-soaked. Patchbox retains about 80% of the blue with some areas of flaking and light surface rust. Action is very tight. FS870 4-47542 (2,500-3,500)

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1410

FINE BURNSIDE MODEL 1864 CARBINE. SN 19255. Cal. .54, 21″ bbl. CONDITION: Bright case-hardening on receiver and brilliant blue on the lever and breech block. blue on the bbl is mostly intact but starting to turn brown. Wood is sharp with crisp inspector marks. There are a few scattered spots of very light surface rust. Lock is mostly faded. FS871 4-47471 (1,500-3,000)

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1411

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING MUSKET. SN 5476. Cal. .56, 37-1/2″ part oct. bbl. Leather sling has a single brass hook for adjustment. Ramrod tip is missing from the butt. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina over all with signs of touch up. Stock has been repaired using screws, sanded and refinished over chips and dents. Sling is broken near the rear connection point. Mechanically good. FS854 4-47467 (2,000-4,000)

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1412

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING SHOTGUN. SN 398, all matching except wedges which have no numbers. Cal. 20ga, 26-3/4″ part oct. bbl. Standard markings on bbl and receiver. CONDITION: Brown patina with hints of blue showing through the surface rust and pitting. Badly battered at the rear of the frame. Top of the frame has been welded with a wedge inserted for support. Cylinder pin retaining mechanism has been replaced. Wood shows moderate use with dents and scratches and some minor repairs. Mechanically good. 4-46972 FS496 (2,500-4,500)

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1413

COLT M1855 CARBINE. SN. 11691, all matching. Cal. .58, 21″ part oct. bbl. British proofs on bbl and cylinder. CONDITION: 60% blue on frame, traces elsewhere, stronger in the flutes of the cylinder. Good case-hardening colors on the rear of the loading lever. Wood has been lightly cleaned but is fine. Mechanically good. FS814 4-47554 (4,000-6,000)

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1414

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING CARBINE. SN 11051. Cal. .58, 21″ bbl with British proof marks on bbl and cylinder. Top of the hammer has been replaced. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with light pitting overall. Most of the marking on the left side of the frame has been removed. Stock has been re-varnished and retains about half of this flaking finish. Mechanically good. FS853 4-47468 (2,000-4,000)

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1415

RARE WARD BURTON CARBINE. NSN. Cal. .50-70, 22″ bbl. Receiver is marked on the left side “U.S./SPRINGFIELD 1871” behind a large American eagle. Top of the breech block is marked “WARD.BURTON.PATENT./DEC.20.1859/FEB.21.1871” CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned. Stock has a good “ESA” inspector cartouche that has been lightly cleaned. There is a chip missing under the sling ring bar. Action is fine. 4-47504 (4,000-5,000)

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1416

EARLY SHARPS M 1863 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN. 97986. Cal. 52, 22″ bbl. There are no inspector marks on any part of this carbine. CONDITION: Strong traces of case-hardening on the lockplate, mostly blue-gray patina elsewhere. Wood is sharp with no signs of use. FS822 4-47549 (2,000-3,000)

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1417

SHARPS MODEL 1853 SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH SCABBARD. SN 13031. Cal. .52, 21-1/2″ round bbl. Standard markings on all parts. Comes with a leather scabbard. CONDITION: Heavily damaged. Rear sight lever key, lever spring, hammer screw, sling ring bar and ring are missing. Stock has been shattered at the wrist with large chunks missing. Forearm has been splintered lengthwise and the remaining parts are held with nails and screws. Metal has even light rust coating with patches of very heavy pitting. 4-45932 FS357 (800-1,200)

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1418

SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 87687. Cal. 52. 22″ round bbl. Rear sight, sling ring bar, ring and most screws are replacements. Lever pin retainer has been removed and a screw from each side added. Bbl band is from an 1855 or 1861 musket. Lever catch is original Sharps but not for this gun. CONDITION: Moderate pitting over all; heavier on the breech. A large fracture in the wood starting at the comb and running towards the buttplate has been re-glued and nailed. There are other chips and repairs to the stock. Priming mechanism is missing. 4-47236 FS685 (800-1,200)

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1419

CONVERTED SHARPS CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 64126. Cal. .50-70, 22″ bbl. All marks on the bbl were removed during conversion. Marks on the receiver are partially gone, but those on the lock remain clear. Internal primer parts have been removed. Good “DFC” cartouche in the middle of the stock. CONDITION: 50% blue mixed with surface rust and dried grease on the bbl. Gray-brown patina with traces of case-hardening on remaining parts. Wood has been varnished but is still good. FS866 4-47503 (2,250-2,750)

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1419A.

SHARPS CONVERSION CARBINE. SN. C,30979. Cal. 50-70, 22″ bbl. Early type conversion with 6-groove filing and spring loaded firing pin. “DFC” banner cartouche in middle of butt stock. A number (1838?) has been stamped in the bottom of the forearm. CONDITION: Retains about half the refinished case-hardening applied at the time of conversion, mostly gone on the sides of the receiver and the tangs. Wood is good. FS816 4-47533 (2,000-3,000)

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1420

SHARPS MODEL 1874 MILITARY RIFLE. SN is covered by the correct tang peep sight. Cal. .44-90BN, 30-1/4″ bbl. Standard marks on bbl and receiver. CONDITION: Fine with 80% of the blue on the bbl mixed with patches. Traces of case-hardening color are on the lockplate, stronger on the left side of the receiver and almost gone on the lever and buttplate again mixed with patches of moderate surface rust and pitting. Wood is sharp with little sign of use. Trigger plate has been modified from the military style by plugging the lever catch hole. FS861 4-47499 (2,500-4,500)

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1421

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 156102, all matching. Cal. .40-90 bottleneck, 34″ oct. bbl. The factory letter shows that it was shipped twice in 1876, the last time to Sharps dealer B. Kittredge. Bbl length listed in the latter sale was incorrect indicating that this serial number was used, probably twice, as stated in the R.L. Moore letter accompanying this rifle. CONDITION: Blue-gray patina over all. Rear sight has been replaced at least twice, currently with a 3-leaf fixed sight. Buttstock has been replaced with one from a carbine. Sling ring base is present but the bar has been ground off. Forearm is heavily worn. Action is good. 4-47094 (3,000-5,000)

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1422

NEARLY NEW ASSEMBLED SHARPS MODEL 1859 RIFLE. SN. 57740. Cal. .52, 30″ bbl. Long after the war, this gun was reassembled using Model 1863 bbl No. C, 39413 and new wood. This wood has inspector marks but no cartouches indicating that they were made as replacement parts. CONDITION: Appears to be unfired and only slight marks appear on the gun, mostly from removing the bbl bands. Case-hardening is brilliant and there are no dents or mars in the wood. 4-47531 FS830 (3,000-6,000)

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1422A.

ZOUAVE BAYONET. 20″ Yataghan blade. Inspector marks on brass hilt. CONDITION: Very good. Scabbard is heavily greased causing some verdigris to form. 4-47531-165 FS831 (300-500)

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1423

IMPORTANT BERDAN SHARPS MILITARY RIFLE. SN 54917. Cal. .54, 30″ bbl. Accompanied by extensive documentation regarding the issue of this rifle to Private Ozias Baker of the 2nd Company of Minnesota Sharp shooters during the Civil War. He was captured at the Battle of Savage Station Virginia on June 29, 1862 and exchanged in October of the same year. On his return to Berdans 1st Regiment of US Sharp shooters, he was issued this rifle. The SN is listed under his name in the Company record Co. L, 1st U.S.S.S. Also accompanying are many documents regarding the battles and campaigns that he fought in. He was wounded on the second day at Gettysburg and served the rest of his enlistment in the hospital in Baltimore. There are only a few Sharps that can be documented as being used at Gettysburg by Berdans Sharp shooters. CONDITION: After the war, various parts were replaced on this gun including: the wood, buttplate, patchbox, bbl bands; the lever; the lever pin and several screws. Original trigger plate, containing the dbl set triggers, shows heating; possibly an attempt to remove the adjustment screw which is broken off. Bbl and action have a gray-brown patina with traces of blue and some dents. Action is functional. FS849 4-47515 (6,000-12,000)

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1424

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 162343. Cal. .40-70 Bottleneck, 30″ oct. bbl. Sights have been modified and the large buck horn added to the rear and a thin blade with bead to the front. CONDITION: Covered with dried grease mixed with surface rust but metal appears to be fairly smooth. Wood shows heavy scratches and some chipping with vice marks at the wrist. FS868 4-47469 (2,500-4,500)

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1425

SHARPS MEACHAM CONVERSION RIFLE. SN C,32769. Cal. .45-70, 30″ oct. bbl. Standard conversion with ground off sling ring bar and checkered stock and dbl set triggers. Bbl stamped “Old Reliable, Sharps Rifle Co. Bridgeport, Conn.”. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with traces of case-hardening colors where protected by the hammer. Stock retains most of a re-varnish over dents and scratches. A sight slot has been filed in the receiver. FS865 4-47093 (3,000-5,000)

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1426

COLT MODEL 1861 RIFLE WITH BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .58, 40″ bbl. Has New Jersey surcharge on left side of bbl and stock. Dated 1862 on lock and bbl. CONDITION: Mostly gray patina with scattered spots of light pitting and surface rust. Stock has been lightly sanded and re-oiled with some dents and scratches remaining. Strong bore. FS873 4-47521 (1,500-3,000)

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1427

COLT MODEL 1863 MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .58, 40″ round bbl. Dated 1863 at the rear of the lock, 1864 on the bbl. The cartouches are partially visible but not readable. CONDITION: All metal surfaces have been polished, removing part of the markings, a dull gray patina mixed with spotty surface rust and pitting remains. Wood has been sanded rounding the edges and then re-oiled. Action is good. 4-46973 FS497 (1,500-2,500)

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1428

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .62, 40″ part oct. bbl., dated “1858” at the tail of the lock. Missing the ramrod. Two front bbl bands and two retainer springs are replacements. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting. Wood has numerous dents and gouges but is still solid. 4-46165 FS718 (700-900)

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1429

REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .58, 33″ bbl. Dated 1863 on bbl and lock. This is an unused specimen, which has slight damage due to poor storage. CONDITION: There is some light surface rust mixed with dried grease and oil on the hammer and rear of the bbl. There are some oil stains on the stock, but the inspector marks are crisp. Spare nipple remains inside the patchbox. There is one scrape on the left side near the forearm tip. Bayonet is unmarked except for the “BH” inspector mark and is fine with a crack in the finish on the middle of the scabbard. Equipped with a wooden tompion. There is a spot of rust on the bbl below the bayonet. FS862 4-47517 (3,500-5,000)

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1430

REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .58, 33″ bbl. Dated 1863 on bbl and lock. CONDITION: This is an unused specimen, which has slight damage due to poor storage. There is some light surface rust mixed with dried grease and oil on the hammer and rear of the bbl. There are some oil stains on the stock, but the inspector marks are crisp plus some loss near the buttplate due to moisture or mildew. Spare nipple remains inside the patchbox. There is one scrape on the left side near the forearm tip. Bayonet is unmarked except for the “BH” inspector mark and is fine with a crack in the finish on the middle of the scabbard. Equipped with a wooden tompion. FS863 4-47518 (2,500-4,000)

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1431

RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1858 CADET RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .58, 38″ bbl dated 1859 on the lockplate with an issue number “33” stamped on the bbl tang. Another issue number “O/36” is stamped on the right side of the stock. CONDITION: Fine condition, lightly cleaned. Retains markings on the middle band as well as the top of the buttplate. Very minor chips near the lockplate. Overall very nice condition for such a hard to find cadet. . 4-47506 (4,000-5,000)

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1432

SPRINGFIELD M1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .69, 42″ bbl. Dated “1817” on lock and bbl. Standard markings on lockplate. “B 64” is stamped on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned but light to moderate pitting covers the metal. Stock has been sanded. Cartouches are visible but not readable. There are some large gauges in the comb of the stock. Bayonet is of an earlier type without the reinforced bridge at the back and is not marked “US”. It is slightly small for this gun. FS805 4-47534 (1,000-1,500)

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1433

CONFEDERATE ENFIELD PATTERN 1853 RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .65, 39″ bbl with no rear sight. Made by “E.P.BOND/LONDON” as marked on the lockplate. This has British proof marks on the bbl and Victorian issue marks near the buttplate. Sinclair Hamilton marks are stamped in the top of the comb. 7000 of these rifles were imported on the ship “Caroline Goodyear”. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with pits over all, very heavy at the breech. Stock has been sanded. 4-47489 (1,500-1,800)

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1434

HARPER’S FERRY MISSISSIPPI RIFLE ADAPTED FOR BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .62, 33″ bbl. Rear sight and ramrod are replaced. Both bands and the front sight have been altered. These alterations were made in the VA theater for Confederate usage, as per Dr. Murphy’s book, pgs 348-358. CONDITION: Heavy rust-brown patina and pitting over all. Front of the hammer is blown out. Bbl tang is bent. There is heavy black patina on the patchbox and bbl bands. Stock has several cracks and chips including a large one behind the hammer. Rear sight is bent. FS884 4-47488 (2,500-3,500)

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1435

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1851 WEST POINT CADET RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .58, 40″ bbl. Dated 1852 on the lockplate and bbl tang. A rack or issue number 62 is stamped on the rear bbl band. The West Point markings are on the middle band and top of the buttplate “C/28”. West Point cadets were issued M 51’s that were both rifled and sighted. CONDITION: Very fine condition. There is no cartouche on the left side of the stock. 4-47500 (3,000-4,000)

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1436

EXCELLENT SPRINGFIELD M1863 MUSKET WITH BAYONET. NSN. Cal. 58, 40″ bbl. Dated “1864” on the lock and bbl. Crisp “WPT”, “FWS” and “ESA” inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock. CONDITION: Appears to be unused, but has light handling marks on the wood. Bright case-hardening on the lock and hammer. Bright white on other metal parts. Some burring to tang screw. FS821 4-47538 (3,500-5,000)

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1437

J. P. MURRAY CONVERSION OF 1777 CHARLEVILLE FLINTLOCK MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .75, 42-3/4″ bbl. “CityGuard” is branded into the bottom of the stock in front of the triggerguard, as per Dr. John Murphy’s Book “Confederate Rifles and Musketoons”. Conversion hammer appears to be identical to that shown on page 541 of Murphy’s book. CONDITION: Deeply pitted over all. Stock is good with minor chips around the buttplate. Nipple is smashed flat and the hammer is loose. 4-47487 (2,000-2,500)

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1438

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1821 CONVERTED MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .69. 42″ bbl. Lock dated 1824. Bbl marked “SP.M.Co” on the left flat. Has period leather and canvas sling. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting. Wood shows a faint “OHIO” marking, but no inspector marks. Several initials are carved in the left side of the stock. There are other scratches and cracks. Nipple has been replaced and some solder placed on the bbl in that area. 4-46035 FS340 (750-1,500)

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1439

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 MUSKET WITH SLING & BAYONET. NSN. Cal. .62. 40″ round bbl. The bayonet is marked “INDIA”. The black leather sling is of the proper style, but newer than the gun. Replica ramrod. CONDITION: Gray-brown with light to moderate pitting overall. There is a chunk of wood missing behind the lock with other repairs and cracks. Lock is functional. 4-46034 FS343 (500-800)

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1440

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR CADET RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Standard rifle with 29-1/2″ bbl, Buffington rear sight, 1-pc walnut stock, no visible cartouches or inspector marks, 1873 dated breech block and flat lockplate with usual markings. Front band has sling swivel with a hole for a stacking, which is missing. 2-pc triggerguard with sling swivel. Slotted head ramrod. SN 133894. CONDITION: Good to very good. No original finish remains on the metal, being a cleaned light gray patina with scattered light surface rust. Wood is sound and retains traces of original finish with usual numerous small handling and use nicks and dings. Bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-47256 JR467 (400-700)

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1441

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 TRAP DOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Standard rifle with 32-1/2″ bbl, ski-jump rear sight, 2-bbl bands, slotted button head ramrod, low arch breech block, 1-pc stock with 1882 cartouche. SN 203715. CONDITION: Bbl retains mostly a blue-brown patina, thin in front of the sight. Breech block retains 70-75% good case colors under a dirty brown patina. Tang also with good case colors. Lockplate retains about 80% finish. Wood is sound with a couple of gouges, usual handling use, nicks and dings with most of an old refinish. Excellent, bright shiny bore. 4-47240 JR475 (400-700)

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1442

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Usual configuration with 32-1/2″ bbl, Buffington rear sight, 1884 dated breech block, 1-pc walnut stock with 1892 cartouche and stenciled rack No. “250” on the butt with ramrod bayonet. SN 542850. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 75-80% finish turning plum, bright in the sheltered areas. Breech block retains mostly silvered case colors, lockplate 75% original finish, sound wood, usual light handling and use marks and dings. Bright shiny bore. 4-47241 JR476 (400-700)

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1443

ALTERED MAYNARD PRIMED MUSKET. CAL: .69. 32-3/16” bbl. Maynard lock carries a standard 4-line Remington mark at the tail. Bbl is marked with small “V” and “P” marks about 2” in front of the breech. Breech is stamped “U.S.N.” over the pitting. Tang has been filed and re-dated 1856. Tang screw and bbl bands each carry on number 1 with a number on the rear band being over the number 24. There is a screw plug on top of the bbl.8” in front of the breech. The number 1 also appears on the triggerguard, buttplate and sideplate. There are numerous “inspector” marks on the left side of the wood including a small “USN”. NSN CONDITION: Metal is a gray patina with light to moderate pitting and signs of filing especially at the breech. Front sight bead and ramrod have been altered. Stock has been lightly sanded and refinished. Lock is good. Bore is poor. 4-44770 (300-600)

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1444

INTERESTING REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .45-70. 28″ round bbl. Bbl and forearm configuration are like the Springfield Cadet Model of the same period. Stepped Springfield rear bbl sight. Standard 6-line patent markings on the left side of the receiver. CONDITION: Fine. 95% bright blue on the bbl, 40% very thin case-hardening colors on the action. Scattered rust/dried grease mixture on metal. Wood is very good with minor scratches. 4-46044 FS342 (1,000-2,000)

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1445

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE ADAPTED FOR BAYONET NY H. LEMAN, LANCASTER, PA FOR PA TROOPS. NSN. Cal. .58. 33″ bbl. Front 2-3/4″ of the bbl has been turned to a smaller diameter to accept a socket bayonet. Front sight was turned off and a new one installed behind the turned area. Ramrod is a replacement. Nipple remains in the patchbox. Lock is dated 1854 but the one on the tang is not readable due to pitting. The number 474, the conversion number, is stamped on the left flat of the bbl and on tang. A large number 43 has been stamped on the left side of the stock near the buttplate and a 1-1/2″ x 1/4″ area has been cutout of the stock above this stamp. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall with moderate pitting and some signs of cleaning at the breech. Tang screw is badly defaced. Brass has a nice patina. Wood has numerous dents and scratches beyond those mentioned above. 4-47485 (2,200-2,800)

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1446

RARE WHITNEY MODEL 1842 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .54, 33″ bbl brown/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Lock and barrel both dated 1850. Sharp “SM”, “W.A.T” and “JH” cartouches on the left side of the stock. Spare nipple in place in patchbox. Brass tip ramrod. CONDITION: Fine with most dull brown on the bbl and very dark colors on the lock and hammer. Stock is very fine with crisp cartouches. Brass has a mellow patina. There are several tiny repairs plugs in the stock apparently for dents. Bore and action are fine. 4-47505 (4,500-5,500)

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1447

INDIAN TYPE TRADE GUN. NSN. Cal. 16ga. 29-3/8″ round bbl. Crudely assembled gun with iron tacks and old paper label, which states “This gun was found near Little Bighorn Creek after Custer’s battle. Decorated with tacks, donated by Earl Monroe Estate.” There is what appears to be a date but it is unreadable. CONDITION: Very poor with much termite damage, heavy rust on the bbl, triggerguard and buttplate. Little rust on the tacks. 4-47029 (750-1,750)

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1448

SMALL FRAME VOLCANIC PISTOL. SN 1226. Cal. .31, 3-5/8′ round bbl, engraved frame, marked only “NEW HAVEN CONN./PATENT FEB. 14. 1854” on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with light to moderate pitting on iron surfaces, dark mellow patina on the brass. Grips are badly battered and cracked, missing large chunks at the base. Follower and trigger spring screw are replacements. 4-47155 FS423 (3,000-5,000)

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1449

RARE CUSTOM REMINGTON CONVERSION POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. .32 rimfire, part oct. bbl. Brass shoulder stock is attached like the Stevens with an attached dovetail on the butt and a hole drilled in the backstrap. Shoulder stock is nicely made. SN. 14130. An adjustable rear sight has been dovetailed into top rear strap and a small matching globe site is at the front. Conversion number 3939 appears on the cylinder and plate. CONDITION: Retains about 40% blue on the bbl, 75% on the loading lever. Frame has traces of blue mixed with very light pitting. Grips retain most of an old re-varnish with a repaired chip at the top of the left grip. Stock was never finished. 4-47555 (1,000-3,000)

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1450

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 98780, all matching including wedge. Cal. .36, 7-1/2″ oct. bbl. CONDITION: 50% blue on bbl mixed with light pitting and signs of cleaning. Bright case-hardening on the left side of the lever and frame, faded with light surface rust and pitting on the right. 97% silver on backstrap and triggerguard, grips with 95% varnish worn at the base and minor dents and scratches. 4-47169 FS465 (3,000-4,000)

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1451

EARLY REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44WCF. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, long web on the ejector rod housing, 2-pc walnut grips with the cal. marked on the left side of the trigger bow. Right grip is carved with a cattle brand “3B” or “B3”. This is a fine old Montana 6-gun and a little research may turn up the ranch it belonged to. SN 651. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 60-70% original nickel with the flaked areas a dark patina with some rust pitting. Ejector rod housing and web retain about 85% strong original nickel. Frame and triggerguard retain 75-80% strong original nickel and the cylinder, about 60%. Bore is very worn and pitted. Good mechanics. 4-46983 JR492 (3,000-4,000)

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1452

MANHATTAN NAVY REVOLVER. SN. 53581. Cal. .36, 6-1/2″ oct. bbl. The ten stop cylinder has five scenes, all of which are sharp. Patent markings at the rear of the cylinder are also sharp. CONDITION: Fine over all with 40% case-hardening and blue mixed with scattered light pitting. 70% silver on the backstrap and triggerguard. 90% varnish on the grips with some oil damage on the top on the right side. FS765 4-47528 (1,500-2,500)

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1453

REMINGTON M1861 MARTIAL ARMY REVOLVER. SN. 6829. Cal. .44, 8″ oct. bbl with German silver cone front sight. Inspector initials on all major parts. “CGC” cartouche on the left grip. The initials “ADT” have been scratched in the base of the grip strap and “J” at the top of the right grip. CONDITION: Mostly brown patina with some dents and light surface rust. Grips have been lightly sanded and re-varnished. Action is tight. FS776 4-47607 (1,500-2,500)

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1454

REMINGTON M1861 MARTIAL REVOLVER. SN. 15393. Cal. .36, 7-1/2″ oct. bbl. Inspector initials on all major parts. “CGC” cartouche on left grip. CONDITION: 60% blue on cylinder, 50% on bbl and traces on frame. All mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Grips are dirty with slight signs of cleaning. Action is tight. FS768 4-47596 (2,000-3,000)

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1455

PRESENTATION SMITH & WESSON #2 ARMY REVOLVER. SN. 49(?). Cal. .32, 6″ ribbed bbl. Left sideplate is engraved “Presented To /Capt. R. B. Kellogg/by men of Co. A,/15th Iowa Regt.” A copy of some of the original military records regarding Kellogg accompany this lot. Kellogg was wounded January 14, 1865 and died of his wounds January 17 at Pocotaligo, SC. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina over all. Front sight has been filed down. Hinge screw has been replaced and the joint is slightly loose. Right grip is missing a slight chip at the rear and both sides have been lightly sanded. Copy of some original military records regarding Kellogg are included. FS764 4-47612 (2,000-3,000)

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1456

RARE COLT BREVET M1851 NAVY REVOLVER. NSN. Cal. .36, 7-1/2″ oct. bbl. Marked on top “SAMUEL COLT BREVET A PARIS”. The actual maker is not identified but the squareback triggerguard is an early feature, indicating that it was probably made by Gilon, the earliest French licensee. CONDITION: 75% thinning blue on the bbl and slightly fading case-hardening on the frame and loading lever. Grips retain most of the varnish but have numerous small dents and scratches. FS770 4-47584 (1,500-2,500)

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1457

SCARCE MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY ADAMS PATENT NAVY REVOLVER. SN. 706. Cal. .36, 6″ oct. bbl. Standard markings over all. CONDITION: 60% blue on frame, traces on other parts. Marking on top of the frame is very light at the front end. There is considerable pitting at the rear of the cylinder around the nipples. Grip is lightly worn at the bottom. Action needs work. It will not stand at full cock. FS777 4-47532 (1,000-2,000)

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1458

MARTIALLY MARKED REMINGTON MODEL 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. Standard Civil War issue revolver with 8″ oct bbl with pinched front sight, blue finish, 2-pc walnut grips with outline of cartouche visible and various inspector marks on the revolver, brass triggerguard. SN 69745. CONDITION: Very good. Retains about 80% strong original blue overall turning slightly plum on the bbl and grip frame with scattered fine light surface pitting. Strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-46997 JR394 (1,250-1,750)

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1459

SMITH & WESSON FIRST MODEL FIRST ISSUE REVOLVER. SN 6831. Cal. .22, 3-1/4″ oct. bbl. Standard markings on bbl and cylinder. CONDITION: 90% silver on frame. Worn at the tip of the trigger and flaking on the right side of the frame. Traces of blue on the bottom of the bbl and in the grooves of the rib. Grips are worn at the high spots but are still smooth. Action is good. FS877 4-47519 (750-1,500)

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1460

LOT OF THREE HANDGUNS. 1) Unmarked American Arms .32-.32, SN 591. Cal. .32RF, 2-5/8″ oct. bbl. CONDITION: Gray patina on bbls with light to moderate pitting. Frame has most of the thin silver plating remaining. Grips are very worn. 2) Sharps Model 1A Four Bbl Pistol. SN 13450. Cal. .22, 2-1/2″. CONDITION: Traces of blue in flutes of bbl, otherwise live rust and pitting. 30% silver on frame. Grips are chipped and battered. Mechanically good. 3) Remington Elliot Deringer. SN 12230. Cal. .22, 3″ fluted bbls. CONDITION: Traces of nickel on bbls mixed with surface rust and pitting. Most of the nickel remains on the frame. Grips are excellent. Mechanically good. The latter in an old razor box. 4-45927 FS451 (700-1,000)

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1461

REMINGTON DOUBLE BARREL DERINGER. SN 771. Cal. .41RF, 3″ ribbed bbl. Firing pin has been modified but is still rimfire. CONDITION: 96% nickel overall with flaking at the muzzle and around the grips. Grips have been scratched with the initials “AWH” inside but are sound outside. Action is good. 4-47198 FS491 (450-750)

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1462

ETHAN ALLEN HALF OCTAGON. DERINGER. SN 934. Cal. .41, 2-1/2″ half oct. bbl. Standard 2-line markings on top of the bbl. CONDITION: Metal has been polished with light pitting and heavy rust remaining. Grips have been cleaned and are fair to good. 4-45926 FS445 (500-800)

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1463

SHARPS MODEL 2A FOUR BBL PISTOL. SN 17. Cal. .30RF, 3″ fluted bbl. Ivory grips. CONDITION: Bright blue down the flutes of the bbls, 90% silver, flaking around the hammer screw and wearing on sharp edges. Grips are fine. Action is good. 4-47172 FS393 (400-800)

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1464

REMINGTON DOUBLE DERINGER. SN 469. Cal. .41RF, 3″ ribbed bbls. Marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y” on top of the bbl rib. CONDITION: 85% original flaking nickel with surface rust and pitting. Grips are worn smooth in spots. Action is good. 4-46235 FS488 (300-500)

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1465

INSCRIBED REID “MY FRIEND” KNUCKLE DUSTER. SN 14764. Cal. .22. Engraved brass frame with “Ike Lewis/from/C. E. White Oct 10th 1875” on the butt. Cylinder pin is a replacement but still has the proper thread. CONDITION: 85% silver with light to moderate pitting on the cylinder. Action is good. 4-46981 FS448 (1,000-1,500)

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1466

INSCRIBED “J. H. WILLIAMS” COLT M1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN. 14454, matching except wedge. Loading lever is missing. Engraved “J. H. Williams.” on the backstrap. CONDITION: Bbl and cylinder have been cleaned but dents and pitting remain. SN and markings are clear. Cylinder scene is mostly gone. Frame and hammer have light to moderate pitting over all. Backstrap and triggerguard retains 40% of the silver finish. Large chip is missing at the base on the left side and a small one on the right. Left side has also been repaired and sanded. Trigger is broken, springs are missing. Front triggerguard screw has been replaced. FS766 4-47611 (500-900)

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1467

ROGERS & SPENCER ARMY REVOLVER. SN 2031. Cal. .44. 7-1/2″ oct. bbl. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue on the frame and cylinder mixed with surface rust and light pitting. Bbl is a gray patina with light surface rust pitting. Rear half of the left grip is replaced and both are badly chipped and scratched. 4-47296 FS634 (1,000-1,200)

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1468

COLT M1860 ARMY. SN 86125. Cal. .44. 8″ round bbl. All matching incl. wedge. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting except at muzzle where it is moderate. A name has been scratched in the left side of the grip, but it is not readable. Cylinder scene is visible, but battered. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-47295 FS632 (600-800)

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1469

ADAMS & TRANTER PATENT DA PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44Perc. Top flat marked “WHISTLER, LONDON”. Accompanied by a U.S. marked 1915 dated revolver holster, missing the flap. SN. None visible. CONDITION: Moderate rust, good bore. 4-47291 (300-500)

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1470

CASED TRANTOR REVOLVER. SN 5464T. Cal. 45, 6-1/4″ oct. bbl marked “A. Clayton High St South Ampton”. In an English mahogany cased with green baize lining with paper “Alfred Clayton” label and containing a Dixon oil bottle, an Eley cap tin, a screwdriver with nipple pick in the handle, a nipple wrench, a bullet mold marked “54”, a cleaning rod and a tin of Trantor’s grease. CONDITION: 30% blue mixed with light to moderate pitting. Cylinder pin is broken. Grips are sharp. Action needs work. Case lid is split across the middle with the nameplate broken off and inside the case and has heavy mildew spotting. Interior is very dirty and much torn from the front sight, as the gun is too short to fit the blocking in this case. Tools are well used with some surface rust and pitting. Mold is fine. 4-47290 FS652 (800-1,500)

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1470A.

CASED MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY POCKET REVOLVER. SN. 593. Cal. .28, 2-5/8″ oct. bbl. Ivory grips. In a period leather covered box with proper bullet mold and roll of caps. The combination seating tool/cleaning rod is a reproduction and is for a larger cal. gun. Fluted flask is incorrect. CONDITION: 25% blue on bbl and primer cover. Top strap screw is broken. Grips have natural cracks around the screw escutcheons. Strong traces of case-hardening colors on the top strap. 75% silver on the triggerguard. Case is scuffed and stained externally; good internally. Spring on the flask is broken, otherwise fine. FS801 4-47594 (1,500-2,500)

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1471

PAIR OF U.S.MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORDS, COMMISSION AND EPHEMERA BELONGING TO ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENERAL OF INFANTRY AND CAPTAIN THOMAS COLT, 37TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY. A pair of Civil War period U.S. Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s swords worn and used by Thomas Colt, Captain and Assistant Adjutant General of Infantry in the 37th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. Colt had earlier served in the 10th Mass., was commissioned 1st Lieut. and then Captain in the 37th. The swords are accompanied by Colt’s U.S. commission signed by Edwin Stanton and President Andrew Johnson, the published history of the 37th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers by James L. Bowen (1884), a carte de visite photograph by Dewey of Capt. Colt in uniform, full standing studio view, signed “Yours truly, Thomas Colt, Capt. 37th Mass.” on the reverse and Colt’s sword belt and Model 1851 belt plate. CONDITION: The commission is very good with some fading to ink, the regimental history is good (Colt’s references are marked in ink), the sword belt is fragile and the waist belt plate excellent, now separated from the belt. Each sword has affixed a small brass plaque inscribed with the list of battles in which Captain Colt participated. The first sword, an import, has a slightly curved blade 31″ long with unstopped fuller. Etched panels include floral decoration, an American eagle and “U.S.” The hilt is regulation with an open work floral guard and “U.S.” fishskin wrapped grip with twisted brass wire. The scabbard is of steel with brass furniture. A small brass plaque is affixed between the ring mounts with period engraving: Fredericksburg/Marye’s Heights/Salem Heights. CONDITION: Good, the sword has seen significant use, the blade is gray, the very end of the tip snapped off and the hilt has been cleaned. The grip is strong but worn. The scabbard has several dents on the brass drag and the end of the drag is heavily worn. The second of the pair of swords was manufactured by Ames and is a standard regulation U.S. Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer’s sword. The blade is 32″ long with a single edge, stopped fuller and etched panels with war trophies, an eagle and “U.S.” The ricasso is signed “ Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee Mass.” The hilt is regulation style with fishskin wrapped grip and twisted brass wire. The scabbard is a field type of iron with iron carrying rings. A brass plaque is affixed with the following engagements engraved: Gettysburg/Funkstown/Rappahannock Sta./Wilderness/Spotsylvania/North Anna Riv./Peak’s Station/Cold Harbor/Petersburg/Ream’s Station/Charlestown/Halltown/Winchester/Petersburg/Sailor’s Creek. CONDITION: This sword has also seen significant use. The blade is light gray, has been cleaned but the etching is visible. The hilt shows evidence of old brass cleaner, the grip is strong and the scabbard undented with a heavily worn drag. The battle listings are confirmed in Captain Colt’s war record. Captain Colt was a DISTANT relative of arms manufacturer Samuel Colt. His battles sound like a virtual record of the Army of the Potomac! 4-47496 CW (6,000-7,000)

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1472

HIGH GRADE AMES PRESENTATION MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORD BELONGING TO CAPTAIN A.H. KELSEY, MASSACHUSETTS. Extremely high grade Ames militia officer’s sword and scabbard inscribed as follows: A token of respect to their commander/ Capt. A.H. Kelsey/ by the/ Lewiston Light Infantry/ Oct. 18th 1856. Perhaps the “new” sword Capt. Kelsey was given when he passed along his earlier sword to Captain Upton (see #4-47473). The sword has a double edged blade 31″ long with a central fuller and etched panels on both faces with an eagle, military trophies and floral decoration. “Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee, Mass.” is etched at the ricasso. Crossguard is fancy with winged quillons and a foliated langet with an American eagle and shield on the face. The ferrule is decorated with acanthus leaf, and the six-paneled grip engraved with rococo scrolls. The pommel is a stylized knight’s head with large helmet crest and chain guard. Scabbard is of gold washed brass with fancy cast furniture, the top mount having an American shield and the bottom with applied laurel leaf decoration. The reverse of the scabbard is signed Ames as well. CONDITION: Superb! This sword retains approximately 90% of its original finish. Blade is bright with frosty etching, and the entire exterior of the sword is flashy gold. 4-47475 CW (2,500-3,000)

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1473

HIGH GRADE AMES PRESENTATION INSCRIBED MILITIA OFFICER’S SWORD BELONGING TO CAPT. ALBERT KELSEY, MASSACHUSETTS AND WORN TO THE FUNERAL OF PRESIDENT JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND ALSO WORN BY CAPT. JAMES C.M. UPTON DURING THE “ANTHONY BURNS RIOT”, 1855. A sword with a story! This presentation grade Ames militia officer’s sword has three panels of engraving describing some very interesting incidents in the life of its owner Captain Albert Kelsey of Massachusetts and later owner Captain James C.M. Upton of Boston. The sword is a high grade militia officer’s type with a dbl edged and etched blade measuring 30-1/2″. The etched decoration is typical of Ames products with military trophies, eagle and central fuller. Hilt is of cast brass, gold washed with a foliated crossguard having two open triangular quillons and a shield shaped langet. Grip is covered with two panels of mother of pearl and the pommel is a knight’s head with fancy chain guard. Scabbard is of gold washed brass with engraving around the ring mounts and drag. The following inscriptions are engraved in three different panels: On the front face: The Sword was worn at the funeral/of PRESIDENT John Quincy Adams, by/CAPTAIN ALBERT H. KELSEY, who commanded/the military escort on that occasion./Company G of the first regiment of Massachusetts/Militia, better known as the WASHINGTON LIGHT GUARD/which volunteered for the MEXICAN WAR. The Sash worn by GEORGE WASHINGTON/on taking command of the AMERICAN ARMY, at Cambridge,/was presented to CAPT. A.H.KELSEY by COMMODORE JOSIAH STURGIS,/and stolen by some miscreant from its case in the armory/of the WASHINGTON LIGHT GUARD, over Quincy Market, Boston. On the reverse face: This Sword came into the possession of/CAPTAIN JAMES C.M. UPTON, of the same command who/wore it during the ANTHONY BURNS RIOT, in Boston, Mass. When/cayenne pepper was thrown upon his troop by the mob. The funeral of John Quincy Adams was held on February 26, 1848 and the Anthony Burns Riot occurred in February 1855 when escaped slave Anthony Burns was returned to Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is stained with surface rust overall but there are areas of bright etching. One panel of the mother of pearl grips has a sliver missing. Grip is loose. Sword retains approximately 70% of its gold wash. The gold finish has been removed from the inscription concerning Washington’s sash and has attained a dark patina. 4-47473 CW (6,500-7,500)

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1474

HIGH GRADE U.S. MODEL 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. An unusual, possibly, unique variant of the regulation U.S. Model 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s sword dating from the period 1865-75. Thin, dbl edged blade, 31-1/2″ long, diamond shaped in cross section with etched panels and “Schuyler, Hartley & Graham/New York” etched at the ricasso. Hilt is of cast brass with double clam shell counter guard. Front guard is cast plain with an applied sterling silver spread winged eagle and shield with a waving American flag above. The eagle is surrounded by 13 separately applied sterling sliver 5-point stars. The reverse counter guard is cast with an American eagle and shield. Knuckle bow is fancy with “U.S.” cast in the center and the pommel is regulation style. Grip is of tortoise shell bound with triple wire wrap. Scabbard is of silver plated iron with engraved brass furniture. CONDITION: Very good. The patina is untouched, the blade is bright, etching strong with a darkly stained area near the ricasso. Grip wire has minor losses but is tightly wound, hilt is a bit loose. Scabbard is fine. 4-47474 CW (1,000-1,500)

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1475

HISTORIC INSCRIBED PRESENTATION SWORD AND PERSONAL EFFECTS OF BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL SUMNER CARRUTH, MASSACHUSETTS. This historic grouping consists of General Carruth’s inscribed high grade presentation sword and a lot of drawings, lithographs, clippings, gauntlets, books and carte de visite photograph. The sword is a presentation grade officer’s sword made in Solingen by W. Clauberg and sold through the firm of Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York (and so marked on the reverse and obverse ricasso of the blade). The blade is 35-1/4″ long, slightly curved with a single edge and a primary and secondary fuller. Blade is decorated with an etched panel in the center of the blade having a spread winged eagle on one side and “U.S.” on the other. Hilt is of cast brass, gold plated with a fancy 3-branch knuckle-guard having cast floral sprays within the branches. Pommel is heavily decorated with rococo scrolls. Grip is of cast silver with vertical ribs, alternating from plain to a fish-scale-like pattern. Scabbard is of steel with silver plated brass mounts. Top mounts are identical, plain on the reverse and engraved with scrolls and sprays on the front. The drag, also of silver plated echoes the same engraved decoration as the top mounts. The scabbard rig-bands are heavily cast with laurel and oak leaves, silver plated. On the reverse of the top mount is inscribed: Sumner Carruth/Col. 35th MASS. INFTy/Presented by the/Non-Commissioned/Officers of his REGt/June 17th/1863. CONDITION: Very good. The blade is bright with a few areas of dark surface staining near the tip, in the center (affecting one etched panel) and near the ricasso. Hilt is very good with approximately 10-20% of the gold wash remaining. Grip is fine. Scabbard is very strong, however, none of the factory blueing on the steel body remains 1) Framed 9-1/4″ x 14″ sight black and white print of a Union encampment. No signature visible. CONDITION: Heavily foxed on left side. Clean on the right side. No tears or checks in the field as shown. In old 17″ x 21-1/2″ frame. Very good condition. 2) Batchelder lithograph Capture of a Rebel Lunette. Fine full color. 9-1/2″ x 14-1/4″ lithograph with Infantry and Artillery. Featuring the 1st and 11th Massachusetts Volunteers. In period frame. Captain Sumner Carruth is mentioned as the commander of Co H, 1st Massachusetts Volunteers. 3) Frame containing photo of Sumner Carruth surrounded by calligraphic art concerning his service, commissions and battles. He was appointed captain 21 May 1861 and rose to Brigadier General 13 March 1865. 4) 4-5/8″ x 6-1/2″ Pencil sketch of “Col. Carruth’s Bomb Proof & House “Fort Hell” before Petersburg VA” that is signed lower right “JH” who is probably the Lieutenant Heath who did the calligraphy in the previous frame. 5) Pen and ink print of the “Yankee Mess” for Officers of Co’s K and H”. 4-1/2″ x 5-5/8″ in period frame, marked on the back with a statement saying that General Carruth brought this home with him when he was wounded which was at Fair Oaks. 6) A pair of light colored leather gauntlets. CONDITION: Mildew stained with some insect damage. One seam and the binding across the top of one are unstitched. Both are marked “CJS” inside. 7) History of the 30-5th Regiment, Boston 1854. A Carte de Visite of Colonel Carruth is pasted on the flyleaf. It is also autographed by him. There are numerous clippings, notes, etc., inter-leafed with many pages marked that mention Carruth. CONDITION: Fine. 8) 4-5/8″ X 8″ sepia-tones photograph mounted on card showing “Fort Hell”, the quarters of the 35th Mass at Petersburg, VA in the winter of ’64-65. An inked “X” marks the quarters in the foreground, probably Carruth’s. CONDITION: Very good. A rich and historic presentation sword and grouping of personal effects related to an well noted, and gallant officer who began his career as Captain of the 1st Massachusetts Infantry and was quickly promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel and Commander of the 35th Massachusetts Infantry. These units were hard fought seeing action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, South Mountain, Vicksburg and Hatcher’s Run and Petersburg. Carruth was wounded at least twice during his career and was appointed Brevet Brigadier General USV on April 2, 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in front of Petersburg. 4-46042 CW (10,000-12,000)

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1476

INSCRIBED AMERICAN U.S. MODEL 1851 NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD. Regulation U.S. Model 1851 Naval Officer’s Sword with a presentation on the blade which is extremely difficult to read. Single edged blade, slightly curved is unsigned and very dark from rust and age. A central panel on one face is etched with a presentation which reads (deciphered to the best of my ability) Presented by _____ brothers (Masonic Symbol)/Boston Jan’y ___ 1865 to/ ___GHLAND, U.S.N. Hilt is of standard form, cast brass with “U.S.N.” in the counter guard and dolphin head quillon and knuckle bow. Pommel with standing eagle and stars inset in the cap and laurel leaf decoration. Grip is of sharkskin with twisted wire wrap. Scabbard is a reproduction replacement of steel and brass. CONDITION: Fair. Blade is heavily rusted, the etched decoration barely visible. Hilt is somewhat loose and the grip severely worn but wire is tight. Scabbard is a reproduction. I believe that the inscription can be pulled out the darkness of the blade by someone very carefully working with fine steel wool. I, however, will leave that task to the buyer. 4-45095 CW (500-900)

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1477

HORSTMANN MODEL 1872 OFFICERS SABER. 32-1/4″ IRON PROOF blade is marked “W. H. HORSTMANN/& SONS /PHILADELPHIA” on the right side above the ricasso which has the impressed kings head makers mark. Blade is etched on both sides with stand of flags and vines. CONDITION: Blade is bright with light pitting and rust stains for 8″ near the hilt. 2-branch guard is slightly bent and has a very dark patina. Plated scabbard retains about 80% of the nickel with an area of flaking and surface rust near the throat. 4-46026 FS568 (400-700)

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1478

HORSTMANN MODEL 1852 OFFICER’S SWORD. 31-1/4″ dbl fuller blade is marked “HORSTMANN/& SONS/PHILADELPHIA” on the left ricasso. Blade is etched for 13″ on either side of the blade. Throat of the scabbard is marked “Captain/John Allen/Co.B/7th Tenn Inf./Conf.St. A./21stMay1863”. Despite the letters of authenticity for this engraving, it is the opinion of the cataloguer that this engraving was done with laser. CONDITION: Blade is bright, balance shows patina and wear commensurate with its age. Also included with the lot is much service information on Captain Allen including his service in Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg where he was wounded and taken prisoner. The presentation date on the sword may be commemorative as he was fighting in the Battle at Chancellorsville on the date of the presentation. 4-45513 FS576 (1,000-2,000)

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1479

CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD. 31-5/8″ dbl fuller blade by Klingenthal has foreign touch marks on right ricasso. Blade is etched on both sides. Left side has “U.S.” and two stand of flags. Right side has the banner “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” over an eagle. The upper ring carrier is marked “Presented to /Lieut. S. Richards/by Company A/129th Regt. Pa Vols”. Accompanying is Samuel Richards service record. He was mustered in 13 August 1862, he was promoted to 1st Lt. on 4 January 1863. Apparently mustered out in May of 1863. CONDITION: Blade is very good with spots of light pitting. Hilt is very good with dark patina on the brass and two tiny chips missing from the ray skin covering. Scabbard shows numerous dents on the drag. Otherwise very good with dark patina on the brass. Center carrying strap screw is replaced and the drag screw is missing. 4-46986 FS567 (4,000-5,000)

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1480

GERMANIC BASKET HILT SWORD. 42-1/2″ single fuller blade with decorations simulating markings. There is also minor brass inlay at the hilt. CONDITION: Blade has been repaired about midway with a lap weld. Crosshatching on both sides of the blade blend in the repair. Front of the blade is deeply pitted and slightly smaller in width. Guard is hand forged, the wire wrapping on the hilt is probably replaced as is the simply decorated pommel. 4-46954 (1,500-2,200)

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1481

REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD OFFICERS OR COURT SWORD. Marked “BSB.” at the base of the 33-5/8″ triangular blade. Steel hilt is decorated with raised bosses on the rear of the 3-1/2″ oval crossguard and light file marks on the oct. steel grip. CONDITION: Retains traces of gold in the engraved decorations at the base of the blade, otherwise smooth gray appearance. Crossguard has a brazed repair across the middle which appears to be of the period. FS761 4-47562 (1,500-2,500)

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1482

ASSEMBLED “CONFEDERATE” PRESENTATION SWORD. 35″ dbl fuller blade is marked “MILLAR/DAYVILLE/N.Y.” on the left ricasso and “US/C.E.W/1862” on the right. Germanic hilt has a dog’s head pommel. Iron scabbard with brazed lower seam has a 3-pce brass mountings, the upper of which is engraved “Lt. G.A.Williams/Co. E. 10th Regt./Tenn. Cav.”. The authenticity of none of these elements is guaranteed. CONDITION: Blade is evenly covered with light spots of rust stains. Iron part of the scabbard has live rust. Brass is all nicely patinated. FS882 4-47476 (500-1,000)

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1483

SCARCE MEXICAN SWORD. 31″ single fuller blade is unmarked, counter guard is folding. A large eagle with rattlesnake is cast into the brass guard. CONDITION: Blade is bright with a few minor spots of light surface rust. Hilt has a dark patina with some verdigris at the pommel. Ray skin grip covering is fine. FS762 4-47561 (400-800)

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1484

FAKE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION SWORD. 20th Century blade has Horstmann markings etched on the right side below the stand-of-flags. Silver standing liberty on the grip is crudely embossed and the flying eagle guard is poorly finished. Scabbard, made without a seam, engraved “Presented to/Wm.MackayPorter/from his True Friends in England for Service/with the 3rd Mass.Cavalry, July, 1865”. CONDITION: Artificially aged. FS881 4-47477 (500-1,000)

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1485

FINE BOWIE KNIFE. 7-5/8″ blade with false clip point. Etched on one side with vines and “A SURE DEFENSE”. It is marked on the same side “GEORGE BUTLER & Co/key/TRINITY WORKS/SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND”. German silver crossguard and hilt have checkered horn scales. Simple leather scabbard is marked with Butler’s Key logo on the reverse, made without throat or tip. CONDITION: The marking is very good, but there is some light pitting on the blade. Scabbard is fine with some light bends, but retaining most of the brown finish. There is a small chip at the bottom rivet on the scales. 4-47182 FS375 (1,000-2,000)

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1486

DAHLGREN BAYONET. 12″ blade marked “U.S.N./D.R/1863” on the right ricasso with Ames marks on the left. “DR” inspector mark on the pommel. Frog is marked “U.S.N.Y./BOSTON/U S 65.” on the reverse. There is a single “R” inspector initial on the attaching button of the scabbard. CONDITION: Nice patina on the brass. Blade has light surface rust. All surfaces are heavily greased. FS759 4-47565 (1,000-2,000)

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1487

COLLINS SIDE KNIFE. 11-1/2″ flat blade with the standard “COLLINS & CO/HARTFORD” half moon marking on the left ricasso. Grip is turned wood. Leather scabbard has a brass tip. CONDITION: Fine overall with light file marks and scattered light pitting on the otherwise bright blade. Hilt shows wear to the brown paint finish. Scabbard is solid with some flaking on the frog and some verdigris at the tip. Leather is oil-soaked. FS778 4-47564 (500-1,000)

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1488

AMES M1842 ARTILLERY SWORD. Standard marking on both ricassos including the date “1860”. Sharp “W.A.T” and “JH” inspector marks on the crossguard. CONDITION: Some light cracks in the leather on the scabbard, otherwise fine. FS755 4-4566 (800-1,200)

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1489

UNUSUAL B.G.I. BOWIE KNIFE. 8-3/8″ clip point blade marked “B.G.I. Co/BRIDGEPORT CONN /No 561”. This is unusual in that the scales and crossguard of the grip have been installed upside down so that the cutting edge is up when the handle is gripped. CONDITION: Blade is bright with scattered light pitting and one heavy spot at the tip. Traces of plating remain on the crossguard. There is a small crack at the front of the right scale. FS792 4-47571 (400-600)

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1490

RODGERS BOWIE KNIFE. 6-3/8″ blade marked “RODGERS /CUTLERS TO /* HER MAJESTY” on the left ricasso. German silver crossguard and scabbard. Horn scales. Scabbard has an integral belt hook. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned and possibly shortened. Left scale has some insect damage and minor chipping at the pommel. Crossguard is loose. Scabbard has some minor dents and the seams are partially open. FS787 4-47569 (1,000-1,500)

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1491

EARLY NAVAL BOARDING AX. 7-1/2″ blade, 2-1/4″ wide, with 5-5/8″ hand-forged ears attaching it to a 25-1/4″ handle. CONDITION: The tails of both ears are split and there is moderate pitting overall. There is some white paint under the over all varnish finish. FS758 4-47530 (800-1,200)

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1492

LOT OF THREE SMALL KNIVES. 1) Wostenholm IXL dagger. 4-7/8″ spear point blade. Marked “I-XL/GEORGE/WOSTENHOLM/SHEFFIELD” on the right ricasso. Hilt is made up of German silver, crossguard and pommel and M.O.P. scales. CONDITION: Gray patina on the blade with light to moderate pitting. German silver on the crossguard is broken on one side. Pearl scale on the same side shows a large flake that is not currently loose. 2) Manson dagger. 5″ spear point blade. Marked “MANSON/SHEFFIELD” on one ricasso. German silver crossguard, horn scales with M.O.P. tip and buttons, leather scabbard. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting. Scale with the pearl buttons has a partial crack towards the hilt. Scabbard is cracked and dry. 3) Providence Cutlery 2-bladed knife. German silver and pearl scales. CONDITION: Poor. 4-47188 FS382 (300-500)

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1493

SMALL SPEAR POINT BOWIE KNIFE. 5-7/8″ dbl edge blade marked “JOHN ELLIOT/SHEFFIELD” on the ricasso. German silver hilt has ivory scales and Mexican eagle pommel scales. CONDITION: Traces of blue on the blade, mostly scratches from cleaning and scattered light pitting. Ivory scales show light chipping and one has a crack in the corner. Mexican eagle scales have been slightly battered at the top. 4-47186 FS379 (300-400)

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1494

SMALL EARLY 19TH CENTURY DIRK. Thin 4-9/16″ diamond-shaped blade is unmarked. Hilt mountings and scabbard appear to be silver. CONDITION: Scattered light pitting on the blade. Checkered ivory grip has two full-length cracks but is still solid. Scabbard is split at the tip due to material pushed in by the blade. There is also a slight bend near the tip. FS791 4-47595 (800-1,500)

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1495

LOT OF TWO EDGED WEAPONS. We are told these were issued to Native American troops in WWI? 1) Nicely made tomahawk with 6-7/16″ head, 2-1/4″ blade and 1-3/4″ spike. Blackened wood handle has a spot of glue in the middle. 2) 6-1/2″ spear point knife has riveted scales of the same material as the ax. Both are nicely made. CONDITION: Neither is completely finished and show light file marks over all. Both are sharp. One scale of the knife is split from the pommel for 4″. FS888 4-46126 (500-600)

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1496

VERY RARE WILKINSON FIRST MODEL FAIRBORN-SYKES FIGHTING KNIFE. 6-3/4″ diamond shaped blade etched “THE/F-S/FIGHTING/KNIFE.” on one ricasso and “WILKINSON/SWORD/CoLtd/LONDON” on the other. Hilt is nickel-plated. Scabbard has several extra holes in the belt loop, evidently where the retaining devices were attached. Only 500 of these were made. CONDITION: Blade has been cleaned, but still has some rust and nicks on the edges. Most of the nickel plating remains. There are some light dents at the pommel. Scabbard is fine. Belt loop is cracked and battered. FS891 4-46130 (500-800)

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1497

FAIRBORN-SYKES B2 FIGHTING KNIFE. 6-3/4″ blued diamond shaped blade with blackened brass handle is marked “ENGLAND” on one side of the crossguard and “B2” on the other. Leather scabbard with elastic retainer for hilt at top. CONDITION: Very sharp. About 80% of the blue on the blade remains, 50% of black on the hilt. Leather is worn and cracked on the top, solid on the sheath. FS889 4-46131 (200-400)

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1498

FAIRBORN-SYKES KNIFE MADE FOR US RANGER ISSUE. 6-3/4″ diamond-shaped blade marked “SHEFFIELD/ENGLAND” on one side of the crossguard and “WILLIAM/RODGERS/ICUTMYWAY” on the other. White metal handle has a brass retaining nut and all are covered with black paint. Leather scabbard has both an elastic catch and a snap. CONDITION: Blade is fine with slight wear towards the tip. Minor flakes are missing from the hilt. Both snaps are broken, otherwise the scabbard is very good. FS892 4-46133 (100-200)

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1499

FAIRBORN-SYKES INDIA PATTERN FIGHTING KNIFE. 6-3/4″ diamond shaped blade. Blackened brass handle. Leather scabbard has a snap retainer. Marked “ENGLAND” on one side of the crossguard and a “1” over “BROAD ARROW” on the other side. CONDITION: Knife is nearly new. Scabbard has some cracking to the leather. FS890 4-46132 (150-300)

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1500

CRUDE HALBERD HEAD. Probably theatrical. 11″ spike, 11″ blade and hook, the ears are broken off of the socket, blade and hook are crudely riveted to the socket with breaks. CONDITION: Poor. 4-46103 FS457 (50-100)

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1501

LIGHTWEIGHT HAND FORGED HALBERD HEAD. 13″x2-3/8″ spear point, 10-3/8″ axe and hook, 17″ four rivet ears on 4″ socket. CONDITION: One eye at the blade partially broken and repaired, the other missing about 25% of the outer rim. Moderate to heavy pitting overall with some active rust. 4-46104 FS456 (100-300)

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1502

HISTORICAL ANTIETAM GROUP. Including gold headed cane engraved (in script) “J.L.CORNET/ANTIETAM 1862″ on top. 33” wood shaft is tipped with iron on a German silver ferrule. Accompanying the cane is a framed lot of documents including Cornet’s discharge paper in 1865, with three pictures of him; one when he enlisted, one at a GAR meeting in Philadelphia and one as an older man. There is also his original Dakota Territory teacher’s certificate and a picture of his wife holding a dog. Other documents include his service record and widows pension application. There is also a fragment of blue cloth framed with the pictures and certificates. CONDITION: Head of the cane is worn. Shaft has minor chipping. Framed items are slightly soiled but good. FS883 4-47490 (2,500-3,500)

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1503

*CANE GUN. NSN. Cal. .410ga, 21-3/4″ round bbl. Simulated bamboo covering, the brass handle has been replaced. CONDITION: Many splits on the wood covering, traces of silver on the safety ring. Dark patina on the handle. 4-46106 FS479 (400-600)

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1503A.

GETTYSBURG CANE. 34-3/4″ Cane with decorations incl. “Devil’s Den” on one side and seven decorations on the opposite side. The 3-7/8″ walnut head has an imbedded mini-type bullet. Maple shaft is decorated with light burn marks; one towards the top containing a commemorative Gettysburg viewing dot, indicating that this is a commemorative or post-war piece. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal tip protector has been missing for a long time and the tip shows considerable wear. FS751 4-47580 (500-1,000)

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1504

RARE 19TH CENTURY CANE GUN. This handsome cane gun fitted with a horn handle has an engraved silver band, just below the handle. Shaft of the cane is a graduated and tapered bbl. To load, unscrew at the silver band into which you would place a large caliber cartridge and then re-screw the horn back into place. Tip of the cane removes to reveal a tweezer-like apparatus, which is used to cock the cane gun at the top of the handle by pulling out. Once the gun is cocked, a simple flip of the thumb on the cocking mechanism will release the firing pin and thus shoot the gun. The shaft is painted dark brown enamel. We believe that it is probably French. SIZE: 36″ l. CONDITION: Few scratches of brown enamel paint missing on the bbl. Otherwise the cane is in fine condition and the mechanism is working. 20-8464 (1,750-2,750)

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1505

RARE REMINGTON DOG HEAD CANE GUN. Cal. .32 rimfire. The number 25 is stamped on the muzzle furrow and 1858 appears on the upper section of the gutta percha and the lower section numbered 595. There is a small tight 2” separation in the gutta percha above the separation point and a couple of tight separations up near the silver band. CONDITION: Dog head is in very nice condition. 4-47632 (4,500-6,500)

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1506

UNUSUAL FULL BARREL CANE GUN-SWORD. Cane with a stag handle having an antique hallmark sterling color at top on a fruitwood colored shaft. Cane pulls apart at mid section to reveal a pepperbox type bbl with four shots. Each of the bbls are separated by flutes and the very center of the bbl extends by way of a four sided spear-point dagger. Each of the bbls appear to be around 22 Cal. each. Dagger portion signed “Paris-Brevette” and the breech of the gun marked Paris. Bbl also hallmarked in an oval with the letters E L G and X. SIZE: Length of cane is approx. 34”. CONDITION: The mellowed wood shaft of the cane has a slight crack near the back, English sterling band has some dents, gun mechanism, A-grade finish with gray-brown finish overall. A small piece of the calking mechanism appears to be missing so if you are attacked, you will have to use the dagger, not the gun. 4-47633 (1,750-2,750)

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1506A.

SMALL ANTIQUE CANE-DAGGER. Cane with a carved ivory handle and an elongated dark wood shaft with a silver-plated band at the top. Handle, when pulled from the shaft, reveals a small two sided 6-1/4” dagger. SIZE: Approx 32” l. CONDITION: Dagger is well used but structurally sound. 20-8465 (350-550)

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1506B.

OLD PAINTING OF CIVIL WAR ERA TARGET RANGE IN HARRISBURG, PA. This small, somewhat panoramic view, purportedly depicts Harrisburg, PA in the background. An encampment also in the distance and also a target range in the foreground with an American flag flying to the left. This was supposedly a depiction of Civil War period encampment. The painting signed in the lower left appears to be “TOWSEN?”, a later pencil inscription on the reverse of the panel “RANGE NEAR HARRISBURG, PA”. SIZE: Approx. 19″ w x 13 1/2″ h, incl. frame. CONDITION: 9-92432 (2,000-3,000)

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1506C.

19TH CENTURY CARVED FABULOUS RELIEF CARVED PLAQUE OF A BOAR HUNT GONE BAD. Self-framed carved German plaque depicts an early mid-evil boar hunt. A boar attacking a downed guide, dead and attacking dogs surround the boar, a hunter with a lance is preparing to give the death blow. The panel is wonderfully carved with foliage in the foreground. Signed in the lower central right “C. Ferber” and the frame is carved in the manner of a tree trunk with relief carved oak leaves and acorns. It’s possibly from the region of the Black Forrest of Germany where so many fabulous 19th Century carvings were generated. Extremely well done and with tremendous action. SIZE: 27” w x 23” h. CONDITION: Generally very good to excellent. 4-47634 (1,000-1,500)

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1506D.

LOT OF TWO EARLY 19TH CENTURY LAND GRANT DOCUMENTS FROM THE AROOSTOOK COUNTY LAWS. The first, issued to “Jewel (?) Longfellow Private in Capt. In Sawyers Co., Maine Militia Aroostook Laws”, carrying the signature of President Franklin Pierce, and dated 1854. The second to “Enoch Gilman, Private in Capt. Herxfords Co. Maine Militia in Aroostook War”, signed by Franklin Pierce, President of the United States and dated 1854. Both parchment documents. Each document retains their seal and in the upper left hand corner are decorated with a cartouche of a flag bearer and a staff at arms. The Aroostook Wars was a small but brief altercation in the northern border between Maine and Canada. SIZE: Each document approx. 15-1/2” w. and 10” h. CONDITION: Both parchment documents generally in very good condition. 4-47635 (300-500)

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1507

LARGE LOT OF CIVIL WAR EQUIPMENT BELONGING TO LT. JAMES H. BIRD. Accompanied by Lt. Bird’s service record in Co. E of the 61st Ohio Infantry. He mustered into service 10 February 1862, was appointed 2nd Lt. 8 April 1862 and resigned 21 September 1862. The resignation was approved by various officers as being beneficial to the service. There is also an affidavit showing the purchase of this group from the great grandson of Lt. Bird. 1) Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver. SN 132762, all matching except wedge 45157. Cal. .44, 8″ round bbl. CONDITION: Traces of case-hardening color on the flats of the loading lever. Otherwise, gray patina with dents around wedge and light pitting at the muzzle. Grips have normal dents and scratches with a “JP” cartouche on the right grip and a visible but not readable cartouche on the left side. There is a small chip missing at the left toe. Mechanically fine. 2) Ames Sword. 34-3/4″ dbl fuller blade marked “U.S/C.E.W/1864” on the right ricasso. Partially readable Ames marking on left. CONDITION: Blade is fine with some original polishing marks. Guard and pommel have a mellow patina. Grip is good. Scabbard is evenly covered with a dry grease/rust/dirt covering. There is some light pitting where this has flaked. 3) Single Flap Holster with marked “E. GAYLORD/CHICOPEE /MASS.”. CONDITION: Plug is missing, surface is much flaked, belt loop is partially torn. 4) Civil War Officers buckle. Buckle is numbered 928 on the catch and has a German silver wreath around the eagle. Belt accompanying the lot has a matching number catch, one sword loop and the adjusting hook. CONDITION: Buckle is fine with some light verdigris. Belt is worn almost to bare leather with finish only on the attachments. 5) Frankford sword suspender with belt. Marked “E /CO /10″ on the short arm along with an unreadable cartouche. CONDITION: Dark patina on the brass. Leather much cracked with a period repair on the longer strap. 6) Gaylord Cartridge Pouch. CONDITION: Marking readable, light cracking to the inner box, heavier to the belt loops and tie-down strap. 7) Unmarked Sling. 37″ not adjustable. CONDITION: Light cracking with considerable loss of finish at the folded end. 8) Unidentified Tool. Consisting of a flat 3/8” hexnut wrench with a screwdriver blade on the opposite end. 9) Pocket Hymnal published in Cincinnati in 1847 with the name James H. Bird in pencil inside the cover. CONDITION: Missing the end papers, light foxing to the pages. 4-47035 FS566 (3,000-4,500)

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1508

HISTORIC COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY WITH CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION TO MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER ASSOCIATED WITH U.S. COLORED TROOPS IN THE CIVIL WAR. Cal. 44 Perc. Standard Colt Model 1860 Army with 8″ round bbl, rebated cylinder with brass triggerguard and iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grips. Backstrap is inscribed in period fine line professional engraving, “LT. O.W. BENNETT 102 REGT U.S.C.T.”. His name was Orson W. Bennett, born in 1841 in Union City, Michigan and died in 1904 and buried in Philadelphia, PA. He enlisted as a Private on 4-23-1861 in Dubuque, IA. He fought through the war and on 2-13-1864 was commissioned a 1st Lt. into A Company, Michigan 1st Infantry, Colored. On 11-30-1864, at Honey Hill, South Carolina, Lt. Bennett was ordered to take a squad of about 30 of his colored troops to retrieve three artillery pieces which had been abandoned, in advance of their lines about 100yds, which was within about 150yds of the Confederate lines. A previous attempt had been tried with disastrous results and severe loss of life. Lt. Bennett very cleverly timed the Confederate artillery fire, ordering his troops to fall to the ground just before the cannon and grapeshot passed over their heads and were able o retrieve all three artillery pieces with only one man wounded and none killed. This action exposed Lt. Bennett and his troops to Confederate fire on three successive occasions. His daring, bravado and clever innovation earned him the praise of his Company and the nations highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor. Source: DEEDS OF VALOR, PG 458. HOW OUR SOLDIER-HEROES WON THE MEDAL OF HONOR and MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS 1863-1994. Accompanying this fine historic revolver is a ring binder containing copies of the military record of Lt. Bennett which lists him as having been in 17 engagements during the war and he was eventually brevetted Major, US Volunteers “For gallant and meritorious conduct during the war.” Subsequent to being awarded the Medal of Honor by the Secretary of War. SN 121684. CONDITION: About good. No original finish remains being a medium gray-brown patina overall with light pitting on the bbl, heavier pitting on the cylinder and frame. No cylinder scene remains and the cylinder SN is not legible. The rest of the numbers on the revolver all match except for the wedge, which is un-numbered. Grips are well worn and possibly even thinned down but are sound with a fine hand-rubbed patina. The inscription on the backstrap is completely legible and authentic. Several of the frame and backstrap screws are replacements. Bore is dark and crusty. This is a fine historic Civil War revolver that Lt. Bennett most likely was carrying the day he won the Medal of Honor. 4-47089 JR538 (10,000-15,000)

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1509

COLT SQUAREBACK NAVY REVOLVER. SN 1419, matching except wedge 489. Cal. .36. 7-1/2″ oct. bbl, screw under wedge. CONDITION: Brown patina with light to moderate pitting overall. Cylinder scene is well worn but still visible. 40% tarnishing silver on backstrap and triggerguard. Action needs work. 4-47147 FS427 (1,500-2,500)

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1510

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 241152, matching including wedge. Cal. .31, 4″ oct. bbl. The engraving is of the Young style but not period. Ivory grips have been crudely carved on both sides. Right grip has an American eagle holding a happy snake. CONDITION: Traces of blue at the cone on the bbl and under the lever, otherwise gray patina. Cylinder has dents and scratches but the cylinder scene is very good. Grips and action are fine, two of the nipples are broken. 4-46224 (2,000-3,000)

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1511

COLT MODEL 1851 SQUAREBACK NAVY REVOLVER. SN 1777 matching except rammer, which has been replaced. Cal. .36. 7-1/2″ oct. bbl. CONDITION: Retains about half of the reblue over pitting on the bbl. Frame and cylinder are bare, the backstrap and triggerguard have about 80% silver. Grips are worn on the high places having numerous dents and scratches but have approx. half of the varnish remaining. 4-47175 FS384 (1,000-1,500)

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1512

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PISTOL. SN 259279, all matching except wedge which has no number. Cal. .31, 6″ oct. bbl. Several screws are replaced. CONDITION: Traces of blue showing through blue-brown patina on bbl, which also has a number of dents on the edges. Cylinder has a gray-brown patina and appears to have been lightly cleaned. Frame has 50% fading case-hardening colors, also with light pitting. No silver remains on the backstrap or triggerguard. Grips are worn at the bottom and have flaking, scratches and one chip on the left side. 4-46227 FS483 (1,500-2,000)

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1513

COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 312071, all matching including wedge. Bbl has been numbered to match. Cal. .31, 4″ oct. bbl. CONDITION: Some screws have been replaced. Mainspring has been broken or is missing. Traces of blue on the bbl which is generally battered with light surface rust and pitting. Action and cylinder have a gray patina with light pitting. No silver on backstrap and triggerguard. Grips are worn and battered at the bottom but retain 30-40% varnish. 4-46230 FS439 (400-500)

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1513A.

COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. SN 1408 all matching including wedge. Cal. .36, 5-1/2″ round bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame. CONDITION: 25% blue overall with signs of chemical cleaning on the bbl and cylinder. 25% case-hardening on the frame, mostly on the left side. Hammer has mostly faded, but has traces of color remaining. 80% silver on backstrap and triggerguard, getting very thin on the backstrap. Grips have minor chips at the toe, hints and scratches elsewhere but retain most of the varnish. 4-46067 FS374 (1,000-1,500)

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1513B.

COLT WELLS FARGO REVOLVER. SN 109104, all matching, including the wedge. Cal. .31, 2-15/16″ oct. bbl. CONDITION: Traces of blue on bbl, 30% on cylinder. Traces of case-hardening color on frame, mostly gray patina mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Cylinder scene is sharp. 97% silver on backstrap and triggerguard with numerous dents and scratches on butt. Grips are worn on the high spots with a chip at the bottom left and numerous scratches. Bbl is battered at the frame junction to tighten the joint. Mechanically good. 4-47134 FS408 (3,000-5,000)

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1514

CASED M1849 COLT. SN 141860 all matching, 4” bbl. 2-line NYC address, 5-shot cylinder, large brass guard, in the original walnut case lined with deep maroon velvet, with unlabeled “ELEY” cap tin, “COLTS/PATENT” brass mold, combination nipple wrench screwdriver, and brass flask embossed on both sides with stars, eagle and banner. CONDITION: Pistol complete and original. A crisp badly stored specimen with just traces of the original blue. Lightly cleaned to remove surface rust, excellent cylinder scene. Cylinder pins still intact, frame with very strong overall traces of case-hardening. Excellent silver plated straps and varnished walnut grip. Case basically very fine but possibly very professionally re-varnished (?), now with a heavy coat of furniture wax. Excellent lining. The base hinges both have a little spacer between the hinge and the base. I suspect the hinges may be old replacements. Includes key, flask with some original finish but with two fairly large dents. The rest of the accessories fine, plus. 4-46213 (2,000-3,000)

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1515

CASED COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 9741, all matching, including wedge. Cal. .36, 7-1/2″ round bbl. In an American case with powder flask, bullet mold, Eley cap tin, screwdriver/nipple wrench, packet of cartridges and key. CONDITION: Fine. 50% blue on the bbl, slightly battered around the wedge and very thin on the left side. Traces of blue on the cylinder which still has a sharp scene. Bright case-hardening colors on the lower part of the frame, mostly faded with light pitting on the recoil shield. Loading lever is blue and is possibly a replacement. Backstrap and triggerguard have faint traces of silver and are battered at the bottom. Ivory grips have numerous natural cracks around the bottom but are still solid. Exterior of the case is refinished in a reddish color. Interior lining at the lid is badly rusted from a previous gun with a torn area around the hammer. Bbl address roll die has been used on the back inside of the case. Cartridge packet is very dirty but still sealed. Slant/spout flask appears to have been chemically cleaned and is open along much of the bottom seam. Mold has half the blue. Key works the lock. 4-47161 FS530 (5,000-8,000)

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1516

COLT CONVERSION OF MODEL 1861 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 38CF, 6-shot cylinder, 7-1/2” bbl with attached ejector rod, walnut grips, nickel-plated. SN 32617, all matching. CONDITION: Excellent condition. Some wear to nickel finish on frame and approximately 20% flaked from backstrap and triggerguard in high quality reproduction walnut case with 16 cartridges and accessories. 4-46212 (3,000-4,000)

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1517

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 226438/L all matching. Cal. 31, 5-shot, 4″ oct. bbl with standard markings. In a fine reproduction case with some accessories. CONDITION: 60% bright blue on the bbl with a few dents around the wedge and some light surface rust and flaking mostly on the left side. Cylinder has no blue but has a sharp cylinder scene with light pitting at the front. Two of the pins show damage, the other three are fine. The loading lever has bright case-hardening colors. Flats of the frame have about 50% fading case colors, hammer is dark on the sides but has some color on the back. Grips have 96% varnish with wear at the high spots and minor dent and dings. Faint traces of silver on the backstrap and triggerguard. Screws all have brilliant blue. Top of the case has minor dents and scratches. The maroon interior is new as is the reproduction flask. Bullet mold has been polished and chemically toned, reproduction label inside the lid has been artificially aged. 4-46214 (3,000-4,000)

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1518

INTERESTING ENGRAVED COLT POCKET REVOLVER FROM THE KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH. SN 244050. Cal. .31, 4″ oct. bbl. 2-pc pearl grips engraved on the backstrap “THE SUNFLOWER MINING Co/R.J.Rose/FT.SCOTT KANSAS”. This inscription apparently was added when the Sunflower Mining Co. was formed early in 1898. Accompanied by an original stock certificate made out in Rose’s name; a small photo of Rose dressed in cold winter clothing with large mittens and seated on a chair; an advertisement for Maps of Alaska and a newspaper clipping stating that the members of the mining company were leaving for the Alaska mines on March 15th. The year was not given on the clipping, but Captain R. J. Rose was listed as Vice President of the company. CONDITION: Gray patina over all with much pitting on the cylinder. Pearl grips are good but slightly dirty. Action needs some adjustment. Framed articles are generally good, but slightly dirty. 4-47491 (4,750-5,750)

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1519

HISTORIC COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Perc. This revolver was the property of Mr. Ed Watson and was consigned by his grandson. Ed Watson was from Vincennes, IN and left home on March 4th, 1867 bound for the West. Prior to his leaving for the west , he had been employed in Cincinnati ,Ohio at a large mercantile company and apparently had made arrangements with this company to supply him with goods and sundries once he was established in the west. Ed Watson traveled by train to the end of the track, which was under construction, to meet the Union Pacific to form the Trans Continental Railway. When he reached the end of the track, he set up a tent-store and began selling his merchandise, which, according to family legend, consisted of firearms and ammunition, household goods and tools. Mr. Watson continued following the railroad, packing his store into a freight wagon and traveling to the next “end of track”. This route brought him to Cheyenne, Dakota Territory, where there is a record that on September 4th, 1867 he purchased a commercial license for $12.50. Mr. Watson traveled on with the railroad, ultimately winding up at Promontory Point, Utah and witnessed the driving on the golden spike to join the two railroads. He then traveled on to California, where he remained for a time, owning a partnership in a “store” called Watson & Barnhardt in San Francisco. Mr. Watson was in Bear River City when the Bear River City Riot took place on November 20th, 1868, lead by one Thomas J. Smith. Smith was later sheriff of Abilene, Texas and was killed in a gunfight and was replaced by Wild Bill Hickock. Later, on December 17th, Mr. Watson was camping in Echo Canyon when Smith rode into his camp. Smith apparently stated that he had been run out of Bear River City as was being chased by five men mounted with Henrys and rope. He eventually returned to Indiana in 1875, where he became very prominent in politics and a very wealthy industrialist. He owned the Union Depot Hotel in Vincennes. He was involved in railroading, owned a steel mill, a shoe factory and a glass factory. He died in 1926 and is buried in Vincennes. During all Mr. Watson’s travels he maintained a series of diaries, which are contained in three small books that are currently on loan to the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. We have excerpts of transcriptions from these diaries and the successful bidder will have access to the consignor for additional information. This entire lot consists of this fine Colt revolver, a wonderful and rare “Freund & Bros.” Slim Jim decorated belt holster for the Model 1860, a fine buffalo hide belt covered with elk skin, decorated with spectacular ultra-fine beadwork of trillium and hearts. The belt is 1860’s period with a Civil War-style brass buckle and brass hook. Also accompanying is photograph of Ed Watson dated on the back 1870 and signed by Mr. Watson. It bears the mark of BF Howland & Co. photographers of San Francisco. The belt beadwork has been identified as Shoshone, specifically from Fort Bridger, where Mr. Watson, according to his diaries, spent some time. SN 177394. CONDITION: The revolver is very good with the bbl retaining 25-30% thin original finish in sheltered areas with the balance turned brown. Cylinder retains 35-40% bright shiny blue and most of the original cylinder scene. Frame retains 40-50% very dark faded case colors. Backstrap, 15-20% original blue in the sheltered area at the top of the backstrap and the bottom of the butt with the balance a gray-brown. Triggerguard is a light mustard patina. This revolver is all matching, except the wedge, which is un-numbered. The bore is strong and bright with scattered pitting. Wedge screw is battered and there are light dings around the wedge opening on the right side. Grips are outstanding retaining 95-97% strong bright original varnish. Holster is dark and oil stained, flexed around the triggerguard slot with the seam down the back edge missing all the stitching. Belt is dark and flexed with crackled surface where the buffalo hide is exposed. The elk skin is dark and stained showing heavy wear but supple. The beading is missing a few spots here and there, but generally intact with the colors vivid and bright. Photograph is fine. A fine historical set that further research and contact with the consignor, may develop much more information. 4-46982 JR494 (10,000-20,000)

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1520

WONDERFUL EARLY ENGRAVED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON. Cal. 44 Perc. Fine English engraved dragoon with 7-1/2″ oct. to round bbl, silver-plated brass triggerguard and backstrap with fine burled 1-pc walnut grips. Engraved in English style with very fine arabesque patterns over about 50% of the frame, top and heel of the backstrap and on the triggerguard and hammer with more on the loading lever. Small British proofs on the bbl lug and cylinder. Top flat of the bbl marked with New York address. SN 57. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching. Bbl retains 30-35% strong blue in the sheltered areas with the balance a mottled silver-brown from apparent storage in a leather holster. Loading lever retains 75-80% strong case colors fading toward the tip and on the rammer. Cylinder shows 30-40% scene with rust spotting that matches the bbl and finish loss. Frame retains 40-50% faded case colors with the balance turned silver-gray. Hammer, with its flash nose broken off, retains 30-40% dark colors. Grip frame retains 65-70% original silver showing moderate wear on the triggerguard and backstrap. Grips are fine with a wonderful hand-rubbed patina. Strong bore with good shine and scattered pitting that should clean much better. A great early gun that has had poor storage. 4-46984 JR491 (9,000-12,000)

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1521

INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE REVOLVER. SN 7995 on frame, bbl, wedge and arbor, 7985 on backstrap and triggerguard. Cal. .36, 6-1/2″ round bbl. Back of the cylinder is battered and no number is visible. Inscribed “Capt James Brown. 33rd Reg. Mass. I Vols”. Backstrap is battered at the bottom and the last is not clear. One chamber of the cylinder is split and has been welded. Documents accompanying give some history of the 33rd Massachusetts Infantry and show that Brown was appointed Captain in July of ’62 and Major in November of ’62. He resigned 11 May 1863. Brown was something of a hero, having captured a Confederate flag in Virginia in 1862. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with hints of color on the frame. Backstrap and triggerguard, have about 80% silver, worn and battered in the area of the inscription. Cylinder has been polished and aged in the area of the weld. 4-46228 (8,000-12,000)

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1522

FINE CARVED HOLSTER WITH BELT AND BUCKLE. Holster, for a Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, is marked “EL. GALLATIN & CO/MAKERS” on the reverse. Engraved with simple vine and leaf arrangements. The plain leather belt is probably a replacement. The 2-1/8″ x 2-7/8″ solid silver buckle is engraved with the Confederate First National Flag with 13 stars, six being added at the corners after the initial seven in the circle. CONDITION: Holster has minor cracks and scrapes but is still solid. Buckle is fine, the belt shows use but is not real old. 4-47154 FS453 (1,000-2,000)

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1523

COLT POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 2834 all matching except wedge which has no number. Cal. .38RF. 3-1/2″ round bbl, no loading gate. This gun was apparently struck by a bullet as there is a groove across the grip and a bulge in the backstrap. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall. Dark patina on the backstrap and triggerguard. Grips are poor due to the bullet. 4-47173 FS387 (500-800)

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1525

LONDON CASED M1849 COLT. SN 7620, all matching. 4” bbl with 2-line London address, iron straps, large triggerguard, almost deluxe grained walnut grips in the original walnut London case for a 5” bbl pistol. The velvet lining worn only by this “PATENT” blued steel mold, combination nipple wrench screwdriver, a tin of 250 “ELEY COLTS PT”, caps with green and black label, a correct bag flask marked only “PATENT”, and an unopened cartridge packet made by Am’r Powder Co. CONDITION: All original. A crisp unused specimen that’s suffered by careless storage. Bbl flaked to about 25% blue, cylinder with about perfect scene flaked to about 35% blue. Lever, hammer and frame with 95% bright case colored finish with very slight spotty age staining. Crisp straps with strong traces of the original silver plate. Excellent, plus varnished grips. Case about excellent including the deep blue velvet lining. Mold with 30-40% glossy bright blue, lots of flaking and small hammering marks and dents. Very fine blued nipple wrench, very fine flask with one fairly large but shallow dent near the collar, fine cap tin and cartridge packet. 4-46209 (4,500-5,500)

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1525A.

COLT 1851 ENGRAVED NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. This revolver has a 7-1/2” oct. bbl with dovetailed German silver front sight and has 75% coverage engraving. It is equipped with brass grip frame and one piece highly figured walnut grips. The engraving consists of arabesque patterns with stippled background and on the left bbl flat around the lever screw is the figure of a woman’s head with a floral design in the same position on the right side. The engraving is well executed and reminiscent of Colt patterns especially on the recoil shields and behind the hammer. It has the wedge screw on the top. SN 96508. CONDITION: This revolver is all matching except the cylinder and wedge although it appears the front may have been renumbered, as the numbers are not of the same size. There is little finish remaining on the iron parts, being an even gray patina overall. Grip frame has silver in the sheltered areas retaining about 10%. Grips are sound and clean retaining 35-50% strong varnish showing only moderate wear. Revolver is crisp and sound mechanically and should make a fine addition to someone’s collection. 4-46217 (3,000-4,000)

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1525B.

CASED FACTORY ENGRAVED M1849 COLT. SN 71594, all matching. 5” bbl with “Saml Colt” script address, hand engraved “COLT/PATENT” frame markings, 5-shot cylinder, 1-pc ivory grips, profusely Factory scroll engraved overall. A very fine engraving job, in the original 5” walnut Factory case with complete accessories. Flask embossed on both sides with eagle on hummock, “COLT/PATENT” brass mold, nipple wrench/screwdriver, Eley “COLTS PATENT” cap tin and fine, but opened, packet of “COLTS PATENT” paper cartridges. CONDITION: 100% original throughout. Pistol with minimal wear and very crisp. The edge of the right top barrel flat with a small shallow dent. Bbl with 60-70% original blue mixed with some light age browning. Very crisp cylinder with about perfect scene, a light age brown mixed with original blue. Still retains the pins at the rear. Lever, hammer and frame with about all the slightly age dulled case-hardened finish. 98% plus original blackened heavy silver-plate on the straps. Excellent, plus mellow ivory grips. Case generally excellent lined with light to moderately faded maroon velvet. Lid only with a 1-1/2” lighter scuff mark in the lining straight down from the lock stud. Flask very fine to excellent but with two dents, one on the seam at the widest point. Very fine blued nipple wrench screwdriver, crisp minty age toned brass mold, about excellent cap tin, the cartridge packet very fine. A very nice cased engraved 49’er, particularly desirable with the scarce 5” bbl and casing. 4-46210 (6,500-8,500)

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1526

CASED M1849 COLT. SN 216170, all matching. 6” bbl with 1-line “US AMERICA” address, 6-shot cylinder, large brass triggerguard. In the original walnut case with correct flask embossed on both sides with stars, eagle, crossed revolvers and banner, brass “COLTS/PATENT” mold, combination nipple wrench screwdriver, tin of “WINCHESTER” caps with blue label, and a packet of “COLT”, etc. paper cartridges. CONDITION: Complete and original throughout. Pistol with 95% bright glossy blue, excellent lightly rolled scene. Frame, hammer and loading lever with all the very slightly dulled case hardened finish. Brass straps with 95% silver plate, some wear at the bottom rear of the backstrap. Excellent varnished walnut grip with a few very light handling marks. Flask very fine to excellent, crisp age toned minty mould with a few minor marks on one side. Excellent blued nipple wrench, about fine cap tin, very fine unopened cartridge packet with unusually heavy original varnish finish. 4-46208 (5,000-7,000)

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1527

CASED COLT ROOT. Model 2, SN 10621 all matching, in the original walnut case lined with dark green velvet, with unlabeled ELEY cap tin, “L” shaped blue screwdriver, brass flask embossed on both sides with eagle on hummock, and brass mold with “COLTS/PATENT” iron sprue cutter. CONDITION: Reblued cylinder with very fine scene, balance of the pistol excellent with over 95% bright glossy blue and very light signs of wear. Slightly dulled casehardened hammer and lever. Grip about excellent and original Colt, but probably not original to this gun. Case very fine with key and now with a heavy wax finish over the varnish, the lid with a slight grain stress crack, the lining very fine. Very good to fine accessories. 4-46211 (3,000-4,500)

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1528

COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 Perc. 7-1/2” oct. bbl marked “Address. Colt, London” on top bbl flat. Iron frame, triggerguard and backstrap. SN 28863 all matching. 1-pc English walnut grips. London proof marks on bbl and cylinder. CONDITION: Very good, with strong cylinder scene (two or three surface scratches from malfunctioning hand spring), sharp edges, strong deep markings. Triggerguard screw is broken, grips show only light wear. Entire gun has no original finish and is covered with fresh surface rust. Minor peppery pitting appears here and there. Mechanics do not function. 4-46219 (1,250-1,750)

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1529

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 99216, all matching. Cal. 36, 6-shot cylinder, 7-1/2” oct. bbl, walnut grips. CONDITION: Good. Light pitting on frame and bbl, approx. 20% silver remaining on backstrap and triggerguard, no cylinder scene remaining, functions poorly. Traces of old reblue. 4-46218 (1,500-2,000)

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1530

SQUAREBACK COLT NAVY. 2nd model with screw over the wedge, SN 2464 all matching. CONDITION: Wedge and loading lever/rammer screw modern replacements, all other parts original. Wedge and cylinder numbers over struck at the time of manufacture using the original dies, obviously a period corrected Factor “mess-up”. Steel parts with a very dark deep age patina with overall scattered very light pitting. Cylinder with partially visible scene, backstrap and triggerguard with age toning and about 15% blackened heavy silver plated finish. Very good to fine varnished walnut grips with some oil staining. 4-46216 (2,750-3,750)

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1531

FINE COLT M1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN. 143056. Cal. .31, 5″ oct. bbl. All matching including wedge. CONDITION: Brilliant case-hardening on frame and loading lever. Slightly fading at top of frame. Bbl has dents around the wedge, but retains about 80% of the blue mixed with light pitting. Cylinder scene is sharp with one bruise area opposite the SN and retains much blue. 90% silver on backstrap and triggerguard, 95% varnish on grips. FS769 4-47583 (2,500-3,500)

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1532

MODEL 1851 COLT NAVY. SN 928 all matching. A very early 2nd Model squareback Navy with screw over the weight, instead of the screw under the wedge as usually found up to SN 1250. So much for absolute conclusions on SN ranges! This “should be” a 1st Model Navy. It’s a very real 2nd Model. CONDITION: A very genuine specimen showing some very well done welding repairs to dents on the shoulders of the cylinder. Cylinder with partial scene, frame and bbl markings very good. Steel surfaces with some scattered very light pitting overall. Some age toning to the dull nature steel surface color/patina. Backstrap and triggerguard with traces of the original silver plate. Very good but worn grips. 4-46220 (2,750-3,750)

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1533

COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. SN 92718, matching including wedge. Cal. .44, 8″ round bbl. Hints of an inspector cartouche appear on the right grip. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with moderate to heavy pits. Heavy wear at the muzzle. Grips have chips at the base and have been lightly sanded. Replaced trigger is slightly short. 4-46226 (750-1,250)

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1534

COLT BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31 Perc. 5-shot with 6” oct. bbl, silver plated triggerguard and backstrap with 1-pc varnished walnut grips, diminutive version of the large dragoon revolver. SN 15922. CONDITION: All matching, good to very good with little finish to the metal being mostly a medium gray patina. 75-80% cylinder scene remains, 60-70% of the silver plating. Grips are excellent showing moderate wear to the edge with about 90% strong varnish, strong dark bore, mechanics need minor attention. Light to moderate scattered pitting over most of the iron. Some old replaced screws. 4-46215 (4,000-5,000)

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1535

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 269132. Cal. .44, 20″ round bbl. Standard markings on the bbl and the receiver. Made in 1884. CONDITION: Traces blue overall, strong on the sides of the receiver. Otherwise blue-brown patina. Wood has normal dents and dings but is still solid. Action is fine. 4-47160 FS366 (1,500-2,500)

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1536

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE. SN 468892. Cal. .38-55. 26″ round bbl. Made in 1908. Button magazine standard markings on bbl and tang. CONDITION: 50% blue on bbl mixing light surface and widely scattered pitting. Action shows traces of finish but is mostly gray. Wood is solid with light scratches. Bright bore with scattered pitting. Action is tight. 4-46015 FS335 (700-900)

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1537

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 MUSKET. SN 571015. Cal. .44-40. 30″ bbl. Made in 1903. A name “RAMB…(?)” is scratched on the right side of the buttstock. CONDITION: 90% blue over all. Worn on the sharp edges and mixing with light surface rust and scratches. Case-hardening is bright on the sides of the hammer and lever, partially faded on the bottom. Wood has normal handling marks. 4-44109 (3,000-5,000)

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1538

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKE DOWN RIFLE. SN 131527. Cal. .45-70. 22″ bbl. Made in 1903. CONDITION: 98% blue on bbl and magazine tube, thinning on the takedown knob. 75% blue on the receiver, thin on the bottom and flaked at the right rear top. Case-hardening is bright on the sides of the lever and hammer about half-faded on the bottom of the lever. Wood has minor nicks and dents but retains most of the finish on the butt and 80% on the forearm. Bore is generally very good with only some minor surface rust. 4-47507 (3,500-4,500)

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1539

*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 348 WCF. Early configuration with 24″ tapered round bbl, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in rear dovetail with bolt peep sight, half-magazine with checkered beavertail forearm and long tang capped pistol-grip stock, high-comb with checkered steel buttplate. It also has deluxe sling swivels with a military-style leather sling. Buttstock has a 3″ dark stripe up from the buttplate around the stock, , apparently from a slip-on recoil pad. SN 16682. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains 97-99% strong bright, original blue. Foreend cap, about 70% flaked blue. Lever is slightly grayed on the outside edge. Bolt peep is missing its disk. Wood is sound and retains about all of its original factory varnish with one or two minor scratches and the aforementioned darker stripe around the butt. Bright shiny bore. 4-46988 JR374 (1,250-1,750)

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1540

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct. bbl, full magazine, standard front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with tiny elevator screw in the standing blade and patent dates on the flat. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped December 11th, 1902. SN 165264. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 95-97% original blue with edge wear and some thinning along the top and side flats. Magazine tube retains about 98% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 94-96% original finish, strong and bright on the sides and top, thinning and slightly browned on the bottom front edge with some minor, very fine, very light freckling on the left side with two spots of rust and a couple of slightly battered screws. Lever and hammer retain 50-60% bright case colors with the balance turning silver. Buttplate has traces of case color being mostly a silver-brown patina. Wood is fine and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Bright shiny bore. 4-47024 JR373 (2,250-3,250)

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1541

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with oct. to round 26″ bbl, full magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. Front sight is half-nickel with 1886-style ladder bbl sight and a locking Lyman tang sight. The buttstock is very nicely figured throughout. Accompanied by an RCBS reloading die. SN 103650. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain 92-93% strong bright blue on bbl turning plum on the mag tube. Receiver retains 40-50% faded case colors, stronger in sheltered areas with the balance turned silver. Foreend cap retains traces of case colors with the balance silver and the buttplate is silver patina. Lever retains 10-15% case colors and the hammer about 75% dark colors. Bright shiny bore. 4-46087 JR371 (4,000-6,000)

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1542

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 RIFLE. SN 21083. Cal. .44 Henry. 24-3/8″ oct. bbl. Rear sight has been replaced with a solid “V”. Sling swivels are mounted on the brass forearm tip and bottom of the stock behind the lower tang. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina with hints of finish and spots of light to moderate pitting. Brass has a mellow patina. Wood has normal dents and scratches. FS839 4-47095 (2,500-4,000)

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1543

WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 MUSKET. SN 32817. Cal. .44 Henry. 27″ bbl. Standard markings with original sight. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina with light to moderate pitting on iron parts. Dark patina on brass. Stock has normal handling marks except for an area on the right cheek, which has been sanded to remove some gouges. FS840 4-47096 (2,000-3,500)

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1544

*WINCHESTER LIGHTWEIGHT MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with 22″ tapered round bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight, flat topped bbl sight, uncheckered wood with straight stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. SN 135817. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and mag tube retain 85-90% dark original blue. Receiver, traces of original blue in sheltered areas with the balance a gray-brown patina. Wood is sound, shows much wear but no abuse, being a fine hand-worn patina. Magazine tube cap is a flat replacement. Strong bright bore that appears to have some light frosting but may clean. 4-46091 JR385 (1,250-1,750)

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1545

WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24″ round bbl, full magazine, standard front sight, slot blank in rear dovetail with a fine early thick base short range tang sight, not designed for this rifle. Uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. SN 218237. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and mag tube retain most of an old re-blue with scattered fine pitting. Bbl address is thin but legible. Receiver has traces of original finish in sheltered areas around the sideplates but is mostly a dark brown patina. Forearm is cracked down the bottom with a chip out of the left bbl channel and the wood has most of a refinish. Poor, dark bore. 4-46152 JR384 (750-1,250)

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1546

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct. bbl, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. Bbl has a standard front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and early style Lyman tang sight with spiral knurling, for another rifle, not an 86. SN 2118. CONDITION: Good. No original finish remains, bbl and mag tube being a thin silver-brown patina. Receiver with some traces of silver case colors, is mostly a gray-brown patina with light scattered surface spotting. Forearm has a small crack at the front end with some minor losses at the bbl channel and the stock is missing a couple of small chips at the top tang. Otherwise, is sound with a dark hand patina. Strong bore with good shine, frosty in the grooves. 4-46995 JR381 (1,250-1,750)

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1547

FIRST YEAR PRODUCTION WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct. bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. SN 7028. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains about 90% original blue, slightly thinned over the chamber area and with a cleaned spot just behind the front sight. Strong and bright in sheltered areas. Mag tube is a thin blue patina. Wood is sound, with a gouge on the forearm, and appears to have been lightly sanded. Lever and hammer retain about 50% dark case colors. Bright shiny bore. 4-46993 JR379 (1,000-2,000)

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1548

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Late Model standard grade rifle with 22″ tapered round bbl, pedestal front sight with ivory bead hunting insert, slot blank in rear dovetail with Lyman Model 21 long side sight. Half-magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and black hard rubber shotgun buttplate. SN 137020. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 20-30% original blue with the balance a blue-gray patina. Receiver retains 50-60% strong original blue, silver on the top and bottom, thin on sides. Wood is sound and retains most of an old refinish. Bright shiny bore. 4-46989 JR375 (1,250-1,750)

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1549

*MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct. bbl, full magazine, silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Case colored receiver, lever, hammer and buttplate, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. SN 94942. CONDITION: Excellent, plus. Near new. Retains 98-99% strong bright original finish overall with only a hint of edge wear and a small scratch on the left side of the receiver. Wood is sound with only one or two very minor mars to the finish. Buttplate retains traces of original colors, being mostly gray case colors. Bright shiny bore. 4-46086 JR377 (1,500-2,500)

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1550

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. Antique, standard grade rifle with 26″ oct. bbl, full magazine, slightly modified half-nickeled front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight with Lyman loop tang sight. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle as having been shipped April 20th, 1898. SN 38802. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and mag tube retain about 95-96% strong original blue with fine edge wear and a few spots of light surface rust at the muzzle. Receiver retains 92-93% strong original blue with some light flaking fading to plum on the top and bottom with bright Niter loading gate. Lever retains 75% bright case colors with the balance turned brown. Hammer retains about 98% strong dark colors. Buttplate is a silver-brown patina. Bright shiny bore with some very fine scattered discoloration. 4-47003 JR412 (2,000-3,000)

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1551

*WINCHESTER DELUXE 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 32WS. Fine deluxe carbine with 20″ round bbl, square base front sight with shear blade and single leaf marbles folding rear sight. Left side of the receiver with stud and ring. Nicely figured straight grain walnut wood with I-style checkering on the forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth carbine steel buttplate. SN 1047573. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains all of a fine factory restored refinish with only minor handling and storage marks on the wood and one or two small mars on the receiver. Bbl and tang lettering are slightly soft, however the Winchester proofs are sharp and crisp. Receiver edges are sharp and clean as only the factory does. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-46999 JR413 (3,500-5,500)

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1552

WINCHESTER MODEL 73 SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE. Cal. 38WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24″ round bbl, button magazine, half-nickel front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight. Uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with sliding trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet completely identifying this rifle as being shipped on August 4th, 1891, returned and repaired on 10-3-98, no indication what for. SN 389303. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 93-94% original finish mixed with brown and some light surface rust over the forearm area. Receiver retains 93-94% bright original blue turning brown on top and bottom with some minor scratches on both sides. Wood is sound and retains 80% varnish on the forearm and 95-97% on the buttstock, probably an old factory redo. Lever retains 30-40% faded case colors and the hammer, about 75% dark colors. Bright shiny bore. 4-47011 JR401 (2,000-3,000)

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1553

WINCHESTER 1ST MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 44WCF. Standard carbine with 20″ round bbl, full magazine, 1st Model front magazine band with integral pinched front sight, flip 2-position rear sight, mortised impressed thumbprint dust cover, staple and ring left side of the receiver, uncheckered wood with straight stock and carbine buttplate with sliding trap. SN 17080. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is mostly a silver-brown patina with darker spots and traces of blue in the sheltered areas and some minor nicks about mid-point. Receiver retains 15-20% original blue in sheltered areas with the balance a silver-blue-brown patina. Wood is sound with a small fill spot on the left side of the forearm, several small nicks and gouges on the buttstock and retains most of a fine old hand-rubbed patina. Bright shiny bore. 4-47010 JR403 (6,000-8,000)

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WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct. bbl, button magazine, half-nickel front sight and 1876 marked ladder rear sight with a thin base mid-range tang sight. Wood is uncheckered with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with sliding trap. This is a fine, special order rifle. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter completely identifying this rifle with shipment date of September 28, 1887. SN 57335. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 97-98% strong bright original blue with only minor sharp edge wear and a tiny ding at the muzzle. Receiver retains 95-96% strong bright original blue with some minor flaking on the front flats and some light scratches on the sideplates. The dust cover retains about 97-98% bright original blue. Lever retains about 60% faded case colors and the hammer, 96-97% strong case colors. Buttplate retains about 30% original blue with the balance a light patina. Bright shiny bore with very minor dark spots. 4-47013 JR399 (7,500-10,000)

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IMPORTANT HISTORIC EARLY BRASS FRAME HENRY RIFLE INSCRIBED AS A GIFT FROM CAPTAIN JAMES WILLSON 12TH KENTUCKY CAVALRY TO HIS SURGEON MAJ. T.J. SWAN. The rifle is the early brass frame type SN 1106 with a 24″ iron bbl with integral magazine below. Brass receiver and frame, iron rear sight, hammer, trigger, lever and locking nut. Walnut shoulder stock with brass buttplate. Right side of receiver is inscribed: “Presented by/Capt. Jas. Willson/Co. M 12th Ky.Cav.” within an engraved cloudburst-like decoration. Left side of the receiver is inscribed: “Maj. T.J. Swan/Surg. 12th Ky.Cav” along with four decorative engraved arcs. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has turned a pleasing plum brown color. Rear sight has been moved from the rear of the receiver to the bbl, 1″ forward of the frame. Receiver retains most of its untouched patina, except for areas around both inscriptions that have been lightly cleaned. Shoulder stock shows heavy wear with its edges worn and numerous dents and scratches. Tool compartment is empty. Gun functions well, but the bore is dark and dirty. Captain Willson had a colorful career with the 12th Kentucky Cavalry and was well-known for his personal offensive against Confederate guerrillas in Kentucky. There is, apparently, a documented incident where he outshot and killed seven Confederate guerillas near his home. O.F. Winchester used this incident to his great advantage in his advertising campaign. In addition, Willson’s remarkable feat convinced Kentucky authorities to arm Willson’s entire company with Henry’s. Capt. Willson also had correspondence with the New Haven Arms Co. regarding problems with the Henry rifle’s firing pin and magazine. A Henry rifle SN 5952 is extant and is engraved and inscribed to Capt. James Willson (see photo and description on page 38 of The Winchester Book by George Madis.) The above described gun SN 1106 is believed to have been the very gun used in Willson’s defense against the sever guerillas. SN 1106 was built some time in either September or October of 1863, since that is when Winchester incorporated it into his advertising. We believe that Willson later had inscribed and presented this very same gun to his surgeon. Indeed, the patina, engraving and handling marks on the gun seem to indicate this. The Henry SN 5952 illustrated in The Winchester Book is very likely a rifle presented to him by Winchester in thanks for the special story that Winchester used to sell his rifles. We believe this for two reasons: SN 5952 was not built until June 1864, long after the incident and the reference on the inscription “Capt. James Willson” was a rank not attained until after the incident. A truly special Henry with a wonderful history. 4-47466 (35,000-55,000)

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ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE BELONGING TO BILL GERMAYNE, “GUIDE OF THE YELLOWSTONE”. SN 148903. Cal. .32WCF, 26″ oct. bbl. This rifle was consigned by a descendent of the original owner. Germayne was obviously a very clever self-promoter, much in the manor of the famed Buffalo Bill Cody, from the same era. An accompanying period photograph shows him decked out in a fringed buckskin outfit and proudly brandishing this handsome rifle. The gun with period engraving in the Nimschke style, includes an inscription in the sideplate “Winchester/Rep. Arms Co./To/Bill Germayne/Guide/Of The Yellowstone.” This is engraved on the left sideplate. On first blush, this appeared to be a highly important and historic firearm. As very few guns were ever given as engraved presentations from the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Investigation reveals that when this gun left the factory it was, in fact, a deluxe sporting rifle. However, it was neither engraved at the factory nor inscribed, thus, it is not a true presentation from Winchester Repeating Arms. It is obvious that the clever and wiley self-promoter, Bill Germayne, had the engraving done himself with the special inscription put on to help impress sports and future potential clients, that he might attract on guiding expeditions into the newly discovered wonders of the Yellowstone. An attractive gun with interesting provenance with an original photo of its original owner. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube retain most of the dull re-blue finish. Hammer, lever and buttplate retain most of a highly polished refinish; possibly silver. Nickel on the frame appears to be of the period of the engraving and about half remains. Deluxe wood shows good grain on the right side but is badly oil-soaked at the wrist. Forearm is missing chips on the right side and a crack on the left. Action is good. 4-47464 (5,500-7,500)

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UNIQUE FIRST MODEL 94 WINCHESTER-BROWNING PROTOTYPE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 30-30. This rare and important offering is the first prototype for the Model 94 later, before these actual production a second and final prototype was made for the Model 94. This John Browning prototype also resembles the Model 1892 lever action carbine. This carbine has a 19-7/8″ tapered round bbl with sleeve front sight having a square base carbine-type mount with carbine blade. It has a full magazine with one magazine band. The rear dovetail is mounted with an unmarked carbine ladder sight. The receiver and all the metal parts are in the white never having been finished. The bolt is similar to a model 1894 with long extractor secured with two roll pins but rises about 1/8″ above the top edge of the receiver. It has a sliding breech block to lock in the bolt with a floating firing pin extension with the main firing pin being mounted in the bolt. The top edge of the sliding lock is tapered, unlike the production model. Right side of the receiver has the 1892-style loading gate with a fingernail size scallop at the front edge and a radius cutout at the rear to accommodate the longer cartridge. Right side of the receiver is also affixed with a black and silver Browning property tag, No. 1880. The lever has the external appearance of a standard 1892, however, it has an extension on the front edge with corresponding cutout in the bottom of the receiver and also has mortised cuts to accommodate the sliding breech bolt lock. The cartridge guides are secured in the receiver by a small screw from each side, externally. The bottom flats of the receiver on each side of the lever extension are stamped “B4”. The hammer has a hand-checkered short flat tang with a step and a small radius back of the striking portion. The buttplate is standard Winchester carbine-style. The wood is very nicely checkered, straight grain walnut with a fine varnish, piano-type finish. This carbine was apparently developed to test the “NEW” 30-30 cartridge. Another Model 1894 prototype made by John Browning with the falling, 1894-style floorplate, is in the Browning Museum in Ogden, UT and more closely resembles a 1894 than does this rifle, which is closer in design to the Model 1892. It is reported that Stevens Firearms had requested Browning to borrow this carbine when they were contemplating making a lever action rifle capable of handling longer cartridges. Mr. Val Browning had Harry Heider restock it prior to taking it back East to Stevens. When Mr. Browning returned with it, he did not return the carbine to the vault in the First National Bank where the Browning collection was apparently stored. Then, when Fabrique National purchased Browning they sold this carbine along with approximately 50 completed or partially completed firearms to a local gun dealer from whom the consignor purchased it. This most unusual carbine is certainly a part of Winchester history and an extremely desirable collectors item that would add to anyone’s collection. To our knowledge this is the only Winchester prototype lever action rifle ever offered at public auction. SN May be B4 or none at all as there are no other numbers visible except the Browning property tag, which is numbered 1880. The following are remarks personally prepared by the current owner of this rare prototype.”FIRST MODEL BROWNING ’94 WINCHESTER PROTOTYPE What can one say about this rifle? It is the only one made by John Moses Browning, the master himself, that is still in private hands. Yes, he made prototypes of all his rifles, but they are either in the Browning Museum in Ogden, Utah, or the Winchester portion of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyoming. John Browning was arguably the most gifted genius in firearm design of the 20th century. You no doubt know of his contributions to Winchester, Remington, Colt, Stevens, Ithica, Fabrique Nationale – and the list goes on of major recipients of his incredible talents. The rifle being offered has been referred to by some as the ’93 Winchester, simply because it is the follow-on to the Model ’92 in design, is the initial development rifle for the .30 WCF cartridge and is the precursor to the Model ’94 Winchester (the most popular sporting rifle in the world) as we know it. In documentation possessed by the owner, (not offered) John Browning (and as related to the owner by Val Browning) referred to it as the “Improved Model 92”. It in fact more closely resembles the original prototype ’92 than any other of his designs (the prototype ‘92 resides in the Browning Museum in Ogden, Utah) Why this rifle was not adopted as the production rifle by Winchester is open to speculation – and lamented by numbers of persons who have handled the rifle. No one knows. In any case, it is from the mind and skilled hands of the master himself and is substantially documented by Browning Arms Company as well as the former curator for the Cody Museum.

For those curious about the beautiful French walnut stocks and the incredible checkering, Val told the offeror that in about 1959 or 1960, Stevens arms inquired if he might have a short action lever action capable of handling a high powered cartridge that Stevens might further develop. Val recalled that he selected this rifle from the basement vault of the First National Bank building in Ogden (where they kept their prototype and high dollar rifles etc.) and arranged to meet with Stevens in Ithica, New York. As the gun needed decent stocks to be more presentable, Val contacted Mr. Harry Heiter, then his chief design engineer, to make stocks for the trip. Harry had risen within the ranks and was initially a stock maker in Arnold, Missouri. He selected French walnut and turned these stocks out in little time as a favor to Val. Close inspection will reveal just how elegant they are. The Stevens deal didn’t develop and upon Val’s return to Ogden, he neglected to return the rifle to the bank vault and left it at the Browning facility. Some 20 years later when FN purchased Browning Arms and at their order to clean up the facility, this rifle was among a host of later vintage prototype rifles and rifle parts sold to a local Ogden gun dealer and finally into the hands of the current owner. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own this piece of John M. Browning and Winchester history. The authentication letters tell the story. The aesthetic and overall condition of the rifle is outstanding. What more need be said! Also included inthis lot are letters from Willy Bertrand from Research and Development Division of Browning Arms and Herbert G. Houze (then curator of the Winchester Arms Museum), both attested to the authentication of the gun and historical facts concerning its development and history. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains virtually all its original bright finish with a few minor nicks and scratches to the metal. The wood is excellent and retains most of its original bright varnish finish. Bright shiny bore. 4-47025 Offered without estimate. (0-0)

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*COLLECTION OF TEN US MADE BROWNING BLR RIFLES. In the early 1960’s Browning began searching for a design for a rifle to compete with the Winchester Model 94, under the Browning name. They contracted with a brilliant firearms designer, named Karl Lewis, to design for Browning such a rifle. In a short period of time, Mr. Lewis had perfected his design and produced a prototype rifle with 19-1/2″ round bbl, full magazine tube with a front band similar to a Winchester. It was designed with a flat side receiver and a loading gate in the bottom. The lever was 1-pc with integral trigger that moved with the lever. Mr. Lewis designed a round 1-pc solid rotating bolt specifically for this rifle. This bolt became a subsequent bone of contention between Browning and Lewis when Lewis wanted the patent rights to it. Browning simply redesigned the bolt into a 2-pc system and gave Lewis a cash settlement. The rifle was redesigned during its testing stage and the original sample has a 1/4″ spacer in placed at the rear of the ejection port. It also has other small modifications done to the right side of the receiver. Lewis’ original design has a heavy machined forearm band that is not reminiscent of anything previously known. Browning contracted with the TRW Corp. of Cleveland, OH to continue with design and production of this rifle. Over a two year period that Browning and TRW were working to perfect this design, it is estimated that all together only approximately 250 “MADE IN USA” Browning lever action rifles were ever made, although there were pieces and parts for possibly up to 400 more, in various stages. Of these, only about 50 were ever delivered to Browning for inspection. Just 16 of them were accepted with the remaining 34 rejected. Four of them were sent to FN for testing and pattern use, and subsequently returned to Browning. Three were sent to the Browning Arnold, MO facility. Two of the 16 were presented to the Browning R & D Historical Library and two were disposed of. The nine remaining rifles, including the four FN test rifles and the original Lewis pattern rifle, along with tubular magazine, remained at the Utah Facility until 1981 when FN bought Browning. At that time, the 34 rejected rifles were returned to PRW for re-work or disposal. The 9 remaining rifles were subsequently sold to a local gun dealer who offered them for public sale, along with to the original Karl Lewis rifle. These 10 rifles represent the only known legal sales of “MADE IN USA” Browning lever action rifles, although TRW made a number of presentations to executives and several were apparently obtained VIA the “LUNCHBOX SPECIAL” method. This lot is accompanied by a 7-page article by William G. Fohrman from the 1992 “GUN DIGEST”, giving great detail on the development and production of U.S. made Browning lever action rifles. 1) This rifle has an 8-5/16″ long “H”-style checkered forearm, straight stock with checkered wrist and an unusual cast aluminum buttplate. It also has a 1/2″ tack in the left side of the buttstock with the number “96” etched on it and it has a tiny sling swivel. There is the number “B7″ stamped on the bottom of the receiver, just forward of the loading port and that may be the SN. The right side of the receiver has a black and silver Browning property tag No. 1892. CONDITION: Excellent. Metal retains 96-98% strong original blue with a couple of touched up modifications on the right side of the receiver. The wood is sound and retains most of its original finish on the forearm while the buttstock finish has alligatored. Bright shiny bore. 2) SN 6K01001. This is the first production sample made at TRW in Cleveland, OH. It is in Cal. 243 with 20” tapered round bbl, ramp front sight and standard Browning rear sight. It has a flat sided checkered forearm and straight stock with checkered wrist and Browning waffle pad. It also has the early 1st-style American magazine with checkered side panels, still in the white. The right side of the bbl is marked with the SN, “MADE IN USA” and “PATENT PENDING”. CONDITION: Excellent. Retains about all of its original factory finish to both metal and wood with only minor handling and storage nicks and scratches. 3) SN 6K1002. Cal. 243. This is the 2nd production sample produced at TRW and is identical to #2 above, with the same dimensions and configuration. It also has the 1st-style magazine with checkered side panels and is blued. CONDITION: Excellent, plus. Retains about all its original factory finish to both metal and wood with only minor handling and storage nicks and scratches. 4). SN 6K01015. Cal. 243. This is a factory cut-away in the same configurations as #2 & #3 above with both sides cut away to expose the inner workings, probably not as a salesman display but as an engineering tool. The chamber is also cutaway and therefore, this is not to be considered a firearm. CONDITION: Excellent, as stated, retains most of its original factory finish with a cleaned area on the right side of the receiver and light freckling of rust on the left side. Fine wood with minor nicks and scratches. No magazine. 5) SN 6K01036. Cal. 308. Identical to #2 above with the same configuration. CONDITION: Appears to be new, unfired retaining about all its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Missing the magazine. 6) SN 6K01256. Cal. 243. Identical to #2 above with the same configuration. CONDITION: Appears to be new, unfired retaining all its original factory finish to both metal and wood. Missing the magazine. 7) SN 6K01633. Cal. 308. Reported as an Fabrique Nationale (FN) tooling pattern rifle identical to #2 above with Belgian proofs on the left side of the receiver and bbl. It is apparently a rifle made at TRW and shipped to FN when Browning transferred the contract to them for production. CONDITION: As new, appears to be unfired retaining all its original factory finish to both metal and wood. 8) SN 6K02322. Cal. 243. Identical to #2 above with Belgian proofs on the left side of the receiver and bbl. All the metal is completely in the white, never having been blued. This is another tooling pattern model sent to FN during the transition. CONDITION: Excellent. Probably unfired, retains most of its original bare metal finish. Fine wood with satin finish. 9) SN 6K02331. Cal. 308. FN tooling and test pattern rifle in the white. Apparently re-chambered and the bbl set back a slight turn with the number of strange holes drilled around the chamber area and another at the muzzle. CONDITION: Receiver is also in the white and is missing all of its internal parts. Wood is sound missing its buttplate, retains generous amounts of original varnish. 10) SN 6K02355. Cal. 243. Identical to #2 above, another tooling pattern model with Belgian proofs, in the white, missing the rear sight. CONDITION: Bbl does not quite align. Fine wood, retaining most of its original varnish. A rare opportunity to own a collection of some of the most rare of all Browning firearms. The following are remarks personally prepared by the current owner of these prototypes. “BROWNING LEVER ACTION PROTOTYPES Sale of prototype firearms by any developer or manufacturer is essentially a thing of the past. There are two major reasons. First is the liability the developer or manufacturer risks today in selling experimental merchandise, regardless of disclaimer. Second is the tax law that allows the developer to donate the item to a tax exempt organization or foundation, such as a museum, with associated write-off well in excess of what could be expected by a retail sale. What began as an unfortunate turn for Browning Arms Company in the early ‘80s in having to sell their company to FN of Herstal, Belgium, becomes a stroke of good fortune for one who chooses to purchase this collection. You are not only purchasing all of the “legal” BLR development rifles FN forced Browning Arms Company to sell, you are purchasing evidence of the thought processes, the talents and the personalities of the engineers and technicians that eventually brought this rifle to production. For example, you can clearly see the numerous modifications to the initial “Lewis” pattern rifle necessary to prove its function. There are five (5) variations to the lever locking system alone among the remaining rifles. If one looks closely, number of other variants can be observed. Two of the rifles were tested to near oblivion to ensure durability of this revolutionary new rack and pinion action. Action parts were no doubt removed for further study. You can imagine the thousands of rounds required to increase headspace to the point that the barrels had to be trimmed and rechambered only to be shot to headspace limits again. There is the “cutaway” that was not made for sales people, but rather as an engineering model to study the operation of the new action. There are those rifles bearing Belgian proof marks. Finally there are the unfired models that include serial numbers “1” and “2” (number “3” resides in the Browning Arms vault). Further details can be found in the article about this collection in the 1992 Gun Digest. An opportunity to purchase a prototype collection of this completeness and as well documented as this is quite improbable. Opportunity knocks only once. As the discerning owner of this outstanding and important prototype collection, it will arguably be one of the most unique and satisfying investments you may ever make.” 4-47138 (15,000-30,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 40-60. Standard grade rifle with 28″ round bbl, half-nickel front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight, short base, thick base, short range tang sight, full magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate with sliding trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle with shipment date of September 17, 1887. SN 56913. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain 85-90% thinning original blue turning brown in places. Receiver retains about 80% thinning original blue mixed with brown. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining about 50% original finish and the buttstock about 90%. Lever retains traces of case colors with the balance turned silver and gray. Hammer retains about 50% dark case colors. Strong, bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-47014 JR400 (3,000-5,000)

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WINCHESTER 2ND MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct. bbl, full magazine, Beech’s front sight, short semi-buckhorn rear sight with knurled edges and a Lyman loop tang sight. Case colored receiver, very nicely figured uncheckered wood with straight stock and smooth steel shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle with “case hardened” receiver and “fancy stock” as being shipped July 9th, 1881. SN 69626. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bbl and mag tube retain 94-95% strong original blue with light edge wear and light muzzle wear. Receiver retains about 90% case colors on the right side, strong and bright in the sheltered areas, 92-93% case colors on the left side, also strong and bright in the sheltered areas. Top and bottom front edges have turned silver. Lever retains traces of case colors with the balance a silver brown and the hammer about 75% faded case colors. Buttplate is mostly a silver brown patina. Forearm has a hairline on the left side, otherwise the wood is sound and retains a fine hand-rubbed patina. Brilliant shiny bore. All in all, a beautiful early 73 in fine condition. 4-47012 JR402 (8,000-12,000)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE CARBINE. Cal. 348. Unusual configuration with 20″ tapered round bbl, ramp front sight with hood and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Transition model with rounded, knurled hammer, short tang and fine checkering, beaver tail forearm and capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate and deluxe sling swivel bases. SN 22304. CONDITION: About excellent. Bbl retains 95-96% original blue, slightly thinned over the carry point and at the muzzle, beginning to turn plum. Magazine tube retains about 95% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 95-97% strong bright original blue with minor edge wear and very slight thinning on the bottom. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining about 90% original varnish with light nicks and use marks. Buttstock retains about 95% strong bright original varnish with minor nicks and use marks with some finish loss near the buttplate. Bright shiny bore. 4-47015 JR398 (3,000-4,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. .45-70. Standard grade rifle with replacement rapid taper round bbl, standard open sights, half magazine with Model 71 forearm, straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. The SN appears to be 76595. CONDITION: As previously noted. Metal retains most of a bright shiny reblue with a few scattered spots of rust on the bbl. Wood is sound and retains most of a refinish. Bright shiny bore. 4-46992 JR388 (750-1,250)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 71 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 348. Fine late rifle with 24″ tapered round bbl, ramp front sight with hood, slot blank in the rear dovetail and Lyman 66MA receiver sight. It has very nicely figured deluxe wood with checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate and deluxe sling swivels. This is a later model with short tang. SN 45632. CONDITION: Excellent, pristine, new retaining virtually all its original factory finish to both metal and wood with only a few very minor handling and storage marks with minor drag lines on the side of the hammer. 4-47016 JR397 (2,000-3,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. .45-90. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct. to round bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight, missing rear sight with a Lyman 56 receiver sight mounted to the left side of the receiver. It has uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. SN 105804. CONDITION: Except as noted, near excellent. Bbl and magazine tube retain 92-95% original blue with edge wear, a few small scratches and some thinning on top. Receiver retains 30-40% bright case colors on the right side and 75-80% strong colors on the left side with the balance turned silver. Foreend cap retains about 90% fading case colors and the buttplate traces of silver case colors. Wood is sound and retains about 50% forearm varnish and 75% stock varnish. Bright shiny bore. 4-46991 JR389 (1,500-3,000)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 38-55. Fine 3rd year carbine with 20″ round bbl, full magazine, square base front sight, carbine ladder rear sight with stud and ring in left side of receiver. Uncheckered wood with carbine buttplate. SN 70313. CONDITION: Very good, plus. Bbl and mag tube retain 96-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver, 92-93% bright flaked blue. Lever retains 60-70% bright case colors on the side with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains 96-98% dark case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of its fine original finish. Bright shiny bore. 4-46089 JR386 (1,250-1,750)

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WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38WCF. Antique standard grade rifle with 24″ oct. bbl, full magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. Bbl has half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet identifying this rifle with shipment date of September 19, 1894. SN 32440. CONDITION: Very good, plus. Bbl retains about 95% original blue turning plum. Magazine tube retains 95-96% strong original blue. Receiver retains about 85% thinning bright original blue with striation marks down both sides. Lever and hammer retain 30-40% case colors with the balance turning silver. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining about 50% original varnish and the buttstock, about 90%. Bright shiny bore with some scattered fine pitting. 4-47007 JR408 (2,600-3,500)

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*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24″ round bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight with semi-buckhorn rear sight, uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. SN 418081. CONDITION: Excellent, plus. Metal retains 98-99% strong bright original blue with some very fine, light scattered surface rust on the receiver and foreend cap. Stock has a hairline at the right wrist and is missing a small sliver at the upper tang. Otherwise, wood is sound and retains most of its original factory varnish with light surface handling and storage marks. Appears to have vibrated against something small and painted while laying on its left side. Brilliant, shiny bore. 4-47006 JR407 (2,750-3,750)

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WINCHESTER DELUXE MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 32WS. Fine antique deluxe rifle with 26″ oct. bbl, full magazine, marbles front sight with Winchester smokeless 32 Special sight and a Lyman loop tang sight. Wood is highly figured, center crotch cut walnut with “H”-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate. SN 85780. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains 80-85% strong original blue with wear near the muzzle and over the carry point. Magazine tube retains about 93-95% strong bright original blue with a couple spots of surface rust. Receiver retains about 75% thin original blue with the top and bottom silver and striation marks down both sides. The lever retains 10-15% case colors with the balance turned silver and the hammer about 90% dark case colors. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining traces of original finish showing heavy wear to the checkering. Stock retains 70-75% original varnish, dark and oil stained around the receiver and tangs showing moderate to heavy wear on the grip checkering. There is a fingernail size gouge near the heel. Strong bore, dark in the grooves. Should clean better. 4-46144 JR416 (2,500-4,000)

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*WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Semi-deluxe rifle with 24″ oct. to round bbl, half magazine, standard front sight with Lyman 6A 2-blade rear sight and Lyman 21 long receiver sight. Wood is straight grain walnut, uncheckered with capped pistol grip stock and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum yellow sheet completely identifying this rifle and indicating shipment 9-26-04. SN 131148. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and mag tube retain 96-97% strong bright original blue with a small spot on the top flat from a previous buckhorn style sight. Receiver retains 92-94% strong bright original blue with the only losses from minor sharp edge wear and a cleaned area of rust on the bottom. Some very minor light pitting in that place. Lever retains 30-40% faded case colors with the balance turned silver. Hammer retains about 90% dark colors. Wood is sound and retains all of a very fine professionally restored finish. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-47009 JR405 (5,500-7,000)

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*WINCHESTER DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT TAKEDOWN MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 33WCF. Fine deluxe rifle with 24″ tapered round bbl, pedestal mounted ivory bead hunting front sight, slot blank in the rear dovetail with Lyman loop tang sight with large disk. Wood is highly figured, center crotch cut walnut with “H”-style checkered forearm, capped pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber buttplate. SN 145023. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and magazine tube and foreend cap retain 98-99% strong bright original blue. Receiver and takedown ring retain 96-97% strong bright original blue with two small spots of flaking and very fine light edge wear. Lever retains 50-60% faded case colors and the hammer about 95% strong dark colors. Wood is sound and retains most of its original piano finish with some small scratches at the back end of the forearm and a few light handling marks on the stock. Left side of the receiver has a series of extremely fine scratches. Bright shiny bore, dark in the grooves, should clean better. 4-47008 JR406 (5,000-7,500)

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1571

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Antique, standard grade rifle with 24″ replacement heavy round bbl, brass bead front sight and 1885 marked ladder rear sight. It has 2/3 magazine, uncheckered wood with Model 71 standard grade forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate, with single set trigger. SN 80867. CONDITION: Fine, as noted, retains about all of a high polish reblue with some scattered light rust spotting on the receiver. Wood is sound and retains about all of its custom finish. A really fine shooter with brilliant shiny bore. 4-46975 JR417 (800-1,200)

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1572

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 50 Express. Standard grade rifle with 26″ round bbl, reverse mounted ivory bead hunting front sight, flat top open rear sight and spring loaded marbles tang sight. Bbl and receiver have British proofs with a small No. 4 stamped on the both sides of the receiver. It has half-magazine, uncheckered wood with straight stock and checkered steel buttplate. SN 132713. CONDITION: Good. Traces of original finish remains in sheltered areas being mostly a mottled dark brown patina with light surface rust. Wood shows heavy wear, no original finish remains, missing a couple small chips, has a crack in the forearm and several dings in the stock. Bright shiny bore. Would make a good shooter. 4-46974 JR418 (1,500-3,000)

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1573

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade carbine with 20″ round bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with carbine ladder rear sight, a stud and ring in the left side of the receiver with uncheckered wood and straight stock with carbine buttplate. SN 1087915. CONDITION: About new. Retains about 98-99% of its original strong bright blue. Receiver has a tiny scratch on the left side and the bbl, a small spot of rust near the front sight. Otherwise, the metal is outstanding. Wood is sound and retains about all of its original varnish with only very minor handling and storage marks with a couple of small mars in the finish of the buttstock. Ladder sight standing blade has flaked to gray. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-47002 JR411 (2,500-4,000)

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1574

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 25-20. Standard carbine with 20″ round bbl, full magazine, square base front sight with carbine ladder rear sight. A staple and ring in the left side of the receiver, uncheckered wood, straight stock and carbine buttplate. SN 499596. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-97% strong bright original blue with two small spots on the right side of the bbl and minor muzzle wear. Receiver retains 93-95% thin original blue, dull on the top and bottom with edge wear and striation lines down both sides. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining about 60% original finish and the buttstock 40-50% dull finish with several small nicks and dings and a scratch or two with a couple of gouges in the left side of the buttstock. Bright shiny bore. 4-47004 JR409 (1,500-2,000)

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1575

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 44WCF. Standard grade rifle with 24″ oct. bbl, full magazine, modified half-nickel front sight with flat top open rear sight. Uncheckered wood with straight stock and crescent steel buttplate. SN 275218. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag tube retain 94-96% strong original blue. Receiver retains 92-93% original blue mixed with brown on the right side, top and bottom. Lever retains 30-40% faded case colors and the hammer about 50% faded colors. Wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Bright shiny bore with scattered and very fine pitting. 4-47005 JR410 (2,000-3,000)

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1576

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. Antique, standard grade rifle with 26″ round bbl, full magazine, half-nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight, extra finish wood with very nicely figured forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. SN 46547. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bbl retains 95-96% blue turning plum. Magazine tube retains 93-95% bright blue with wear from takedown at the front band. Foreend cap retains 96-97% strong bright original blue. Receiver retains 93-95% strong bright blue on the sides, thinning on the top and at the carry point. Lever retains 30-40% strong case colors with the balance turned silver. The hammer retains about 95% dark case colors. Buttplate retains 50-60% thin faded case colors. Wood is sound and retains 95-96% strong bright original varnish with minor nicks and a couple of bruises on the forearm and another at the wrist. Bright shiny bore with some light scattered fine pitting. A fine early takedown rifle. 4-47001 JR415 (3,000-5,000)

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1577

*WINCHESTER SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT EASTERN CARBINE. Cal. 30WCF. Standard carbine with 20″ round bbl, full magazine, 2-bbl bands, square base front sight with standard blade and carbine ladder sight. Nicely figured uncheckered walnut wood with straight stock and smooth steel carbine buttplate. The top of the bbl over the chamber area is marked with “S.F.P.D.”. SN 1082403. CONDITION: Excellent to as new. Retains 97-99% strong bright original blue with only very minor edge wear and one or two small mars to the blue. Wood is sound and retains virtually all its original factory finish with only very small, minor surface blemishes and a small bruise on the wrist. Brilliant shiny bore. A scarce police used carbine. 4-47000 JR414 (2,000-3,500)

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1577A.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 SPECIAL-ORDER RIFLE. SN 19219. Cal .38-56. 26-1/2″ oct bbl with button magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, Lyman tang peep sight and scarce cleaning-rod buttplate with 4-pc cleaning rod in stock. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 95%+ original blue. Receiver, lever, hammer, buttplate and forend cap retain most of their strong original case colors, with a thin overlay of speckled rust, esp. on bottom and front areas of receiver and bottom of lever. Stock is oil-darkened where it meets the frame, but otherwise quite attractive with some light scratches and handling marks. Action is crisp, bore is very bright and shiny. A fine rare ’86. 4-47928 (3,000-5,000)

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1577B.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE .45-90. SN 51913. Cal. .45-90. 26” round bbl with full magazine and long-range ladder sight. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine retain 90-95% thinning blue. Receiver retains about 30% thinning case colors with some scattered pitting. Wood had expected wear and handling marks. Bore is strong and bright. 4-47627 (1500-2000)

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1577C.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE. SN 132127. Cal. .33 WCF. 24” tapered bbl with half magazine, Lyman front sight, and Redfield receiver sight. Bbl sight dovetail is filled with an attractive blank made from a cut-down sight. CONDITION: Bbl, magazine, and foreend retain about 95%+ blue, thinning in areas. Receiver retains about 90% dark blue, flaked and worn at top of frame. Lever and hammer about 60% thinning cased colors. Wood has been refinished over normal wear marks. Bore is good. 4-47623 (1,000-1,500)

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1577D.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 TAKE DOWN RIFLE WITH SET TRIGGERS. SN 120801. Cal. .40-65, 26-1/2″ oct bbl with full magazine, take-down configuration with scarce dbl set triggers. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 30% thin blue, magazine about 50% thin blue. Receiver retains traces of blued finish in protected areas. Small dent in left side of magazine, numerous dings and scratches consistent with well-used appearance. Forend has deeply worn areas in top edges near forend cap. Takedown clearance needs some adjustment. Bore is fair to good. 4-47625 (1,000-1,500)

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1577E.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 RIFLE. SN 37159. Cal. .40-82. 26” oct bbl with full magazine. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine tube retain about 50% finish, thinning and turning plum brown with scattered pitting on bbl. Left forend cap screw missing. Receiver retains traces of fading case colors in protected areas, with pitting and lighter rust. Wood is refinished with normal wear, and has non-factory checkering at wrist. Bore is bright. 4-47626 (800-1,200)

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1577F.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 RIFLE. SN 872533. Cal. .25-20. 24” tapered octagon bbl with full magazine. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 90% thinning blue with a small abraded are at top right between rear sight and magazine. Magazine retains about 80% blue with small dent between bbl band and tip. Receiver retains about 30% blue, buttplate is gone to gray and forend cap has only traces of finish. Wood is good, with expected scratches and handling marks. Bore is good with some scattered pitting. 4-47629 (750-1,000)

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1577G.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 919330. Cal. .25-20. 20” bbl with full magazine, ladder bbl sight and Marbles tang sight. CONDITION: About 95% thinning blue on bbl and magazine, with small flat spots ground into bbl and magazine retainer on right side. Receiver retains about 50% blue, thinning and turning to plum-brown. Wood is proud at metal joints and has been revarnished over normal wear marks. Bore is strong and bright. 4-47620 (500-750)

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1577H.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 RIFLE. SN 35375. Cal. .44-40. 24-1/4” round bbl with full magazine. CONDITION: Metal retains only trace of finish in protected areas, mostly gone to brown with scattered rust and pitting overall. Wood retains most of an old refinish with some staining around the buttplate and a tight 1” crack near the toe on the right side. A couple of the screw slots are deformed. 4-47630 (500-750)

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1577I.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 64797. Cal. 38-40. 20” bbl with full magazine, ladder bbl sight. CONDITION: Metal surfaces retain only traces of original finish, going to plum brown, except in protected areas. Several receiver screws are battered. Wood is good, with expected wear and handling marks. Bore is fair, with scattered pitting. Action is tight. 4-47631 (500-750)

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1577J.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 871319. Cal. .44 WCF. 20” bbl, full magazine, adjustable ladder sight. CONDITION: Metal retains about all of a reblue, wood has been sanded and refinished. There is a small tree-like symbol scratched into the raised surface at the left side of the receiver. Wood has several small deep gouges. Bore is a bit worn, but bright. 4-47617 (500-700)

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1577K.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 335405. Cal. .38 WCF. 20” bbl, button magazine cut down from full magazine, ladder sight missing sliding leaf. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 75% blue, turning brown on back section of bbl. Receiver has traces of blue in protected areas. Wood has been refinished. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-47618 (500-700)

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1577L.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 904534. Cal. .32 WCF. 20” bbl with full magazine and ladder sight. CONDITION: Bbl and magazine retain about 95% blue, thinning in places. There is a series of diagonal marks on the right side of the magazine. Receiver finish is mostly gone to dull gray. Wood has been sanded and refinished. Bore is strong and bright. 4-47621 (400-700)

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1577M.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE. SN 230235. Cal. .32 Special. 26” bbl with full magazine, Marbles Improved (Globe) front sight and Marbles tang sight. CONDITION: Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain more than 95% dark blue, as does the receiver. The top front of the receiver has some pitting and there are fine scratches there and on the right side of the receiver from sanding. About 60% fading case colors on lever and hammer. Bore is strong. 4-47622 (1,250-1,750)

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1577N.

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 RIFLE. SN 320526. Cal. .38-55. 26” tapered oct bbl with full magazine and tang peep sight. CONDITION: Bbl, magazine, and forend cap retain about 95% blue, thinning in places with small pitted area on the bottom of the mag tube, near the cap. Receiver retains about 80% thinning finish. Wood has been nicely refinished over normal wear/handling marks. Bore is strong and bright. 4-47624 (600-1,000)

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1577O.

WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE, 2nd YEAR PROD. SN 35771. Cal. .30 WCF. 20” bbl, full magazine with ladder sight. CONDITION: About 90% blue overall, thinning on receiver and worn on edges. Sanding marks on upper tang. Thinning case colors on lever and hammer. Wood has some dings and mars, and has been refinished. Nice clean bore. 4-47619 (600-900)

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1578

*WINCHESTER MODEL 06 PUMP RIFLE. Cal. 22. Standard rifle with 20″ round bbl, open sights, full length magazine, tiny round ribbed forearm, Model 90 style and straight stock with Winchester logo hard rubber buttplate. SN 668606. CONDITION: Excellent, plus. Retains 97-99% strong bright original blue with only a small spot at the lettering on the bbl and very minor, slight edge wear elsewhere. There are one or two small spots on the tiny sideplate and a small, thin, clean spot on the slide rod. Wood is sound and retains about all its original finish with only minor handling and storage marks with two small scratches and a gouge on the left side at the buttplate. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-47019 JR393 (1,500-2,500)

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1579

*WINCHESTER MODEL 697 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 22. Scarce little rifle with 25-1/8″ tapered round bbl, no bbl sights with Winchester A-5 scope on target blocks mounted to the bbl. Rear receiver bridge has a dovetail with slot blank, mounted in a standard Model 69 smooth stock with pistol grip and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by a 5-shot magazine marked “69”. NSN. CONDITION: Metal is excellent. Retains 96-98% original blue with some scattered very fine, light, cleaned surface rust. Stock is sound and retains most of its original finish with light use and handling marks, plugged sling swivel holes in the buttstock and forearm. Scope retains 96-97% original black paint with good optics. Bright shiny bore. 4-47018 JR395 (1,500-2,500)

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1580

*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 43 BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN 18710A. Cal. .218BEE. 24-1/2″ round bbl. Rear bbl sight has been removed and a receiver sight and scope mount installed on the left side of the receiver. Military style sling and one extra magazine. CONDITION: 95% bright blue on bbl and action, slightly dull elsewhere. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Action is fine. 4-45995 FS334 (600-1,000)

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1581

*WINCHESTER MODEL 77 DELUXE SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 22LR. Believed to be the only deluxe Model 77 ever built. This little rifle has a 22″ tapered round bbl with standard front sight, slot blank in the rear dovetail and a Lyman 66W77 receiver sight, mounted in a highly figured 1-pc walnut buttstock with Winchester -style checkering on the forearm and pistol grip with Winchester logo black hard rubber buttplate. Accompanied by its original 2-pc cardboard box with yellow end label, containing all of its original papers including red and yellow hang tag, instruction manual, safety sheet and warrantee card. Also includes the original brown wax paper and cardboard spacers with wooden end block. Also accompanying is a manila Winchester tag with the notation “BIALECKI #156000” and “MODEL 77”. Additionally accompanying is a Winchester/Olin invoice dated 12-17-58 for a Winchester Model 77 rifle to factory order No. 480A01, to Mr. H. Bialecki who was the Vice President of Winchester. Accompanied by one magazine. CONDITION: Excellent, pristine new, probably unfired retaining virtually all its original finish to both metal and wood. 4-47017 JR396 (800-1,500)

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1581A.

*DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 03 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE. Cal. 22 Auto. Fine deluxe rifle with 20″ tapered round bbl, ivory bead Lyman front sight, slot blank in the rear dovetail with locking Lyman tang sight. Wood is highly figured walnut with “H”-style checkered forearm and capped pistol grip buttstock with smooth crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by a fine red, suede lined canvas and leather trunk case. SN 67936. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl retains 98-99% bright original blue. Receiver, 95-96% flaking original blue that is slightly thin. Wood is very fine and retains 95-97% strong bright original varnish with minor nicks and scratches to the finish with one narrow bruise to the left side with a series of small bruises on the left wrist. Brilliant shiny bore. Case is excellent. 4-47020 JR404 (1,500-2,500)

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1582

WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 FIRST MODEL PUMP RIFLE. Cal. 22 Short. Standard grade rifle with 24-3/8″ oct. bbl with correct bbl address (broken “D” in the word “manufactured”), fixed sights, tiny rib forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. A beautiful 1st Model. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as having been shipped on May 26th, 1891. SN 2116. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbl and magazine tube retain 96-98% strong bright original blue. Receiver, triggerguard, tangs and hammer retains about 95% original case colors, thinning on the receiver, turning silver on the top tang, stronger and brighter in the sheltered areas. Right side of the receiver slightly stronger and brighter with some very fine freckles of surface rust. Buttplate retains about 90% faded case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of an outstanding professionally restored finish. Strong dark bore. 4-47023 JR372 (6,500-8,500)

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1583

*WINCHESTER HI-WALL TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 30″ No. 3 weight oct. bbl, globe front sight, slot blank in the rear dovetail with a Model 1892/94 locking tang sight with large disk. Top flat of the bbl has factory original target blocks. The bbl proof and cal. are stamped on the left upper flat. Receiver has single set trigger. Wood is straight grain walnut with black schnable tipped uncheckered forearm and straight stock with nickeled Swiss buttplate. SN 88943. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 94-95% strong bright original blue with light edge wear and some loss of finish about mid-point. Receiver retains about 80% original finish, flaked thin on both sides with some light pitting on the left side. Wood is sound with the forearm retaining about 85% original varnish and the buttstock about 95% with light handling and use marks. Buttplate retains about 95% original nickel, dull on the outer edges. Strong bore with some shine, dark in the grooves. 4-47057 JR460 (2,000-3,000)

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1584

SHARPS PISTOL RIFLE. SN. 390, all matching. Cal. 38, 27-3/4″ bbl. CONDITION: At first glance, this appears to be new, but the colors on the case-hardening are very light and the strain marks on the side of the frame indicate re-heating. Silver patchbox and forearm tip retain about all of their finish. The brown on the bbl and blue on the grip cap screw are bright. Stock is cracked on both sides of the tang and chipped at the rear of the upper tang. There are small losses on the left side of the stock, otherwise most of the varnish remains. FS807 4-47550 (3,000-5,000)

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1585

REMINGTON NO. 3 HEPBURN DELUXE RIFLE. SN 8587. Cal. .32-40BM, 30″ half oct. bbl. Sling swivels have been installed, the one on the bbl through the end of the Cal. mark. Dbl set triggers and cheek-piece. Bbl sight has been removed and a blank installed in the slot. Adjustable tang and windage two blade globe front sight. Comes with seven boxes Remington Ammo and one box John Wayne. A letter from the factory states that it was probably made about 1894. Military sling is later. CONDITION: 95% thinning blue on the bbl with light wear along the edges. Brilliant case-hardening colors on the right side and bottom of the receiver, thinner on the left where it has been heated to soften the receiver for drilling. Stock has been broken behind the pistol grip and repaired. Buttplate has a blue-brown patina. Bright bore has a very rapid twist. 4-46137 FS495 (2,500-3,500)

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1586

WURFFLEIN SINGLE SHOT SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 22. Early rifle with 26″ oct. bbl, flat side receiver with top hammer style bbl release, no forearm, fixed sights, straight stock with nickeled crescent buttplate. SN 1321. CONDITION: About good. Bbl retains most of an old refinish. Receiver has been polished on the sides with scattered fine light pitting. Bottom of the receiver, triggerguard, lower tang and buttplate retain most of their original nickel. Buttstock has a crack on the right side at the receiver and another, back of the tang. Otherwise, retains 80-85% original varnish. Strong dark bore. 4-47246 JR472 (400-700)

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1587

EXTREMELY FINE FAHNER SCHUETZEN RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .815 x. 46mm, 30″ ribbed and grooved oct. bbl. Marked in gold on the bbl “WILH FAHNER/arrow SUHL arrow”. Right side of the action has a sculpted, engraved vignette of a bird and dog with gold line borders. Left side has a humorous scene of a fox looking at another foxes tail in a trap with similar gold line borders. Left side of the stock is carved with a scene of a buzzard overlooking a dead chamois with another buzzard flying. Bottom of the receiver has a sculptured kestral holding a rabbit and the triggerguard has a kestral on a tree branch. Right side of the stock has a full length carving of two hunters with guns on a mountain overlooking chamois on the opposite side of a valley. Other animals and foliage are worked into the sculpting both on the metal and wood. Bbl has a rib for a sliding rear sight but no sight for that rib. Front sight is also missing, the tang sight has four adjustment nuts on it. There is a sling swivel on the butt and a sling eye on the bbl. CONDITION: 95% dull blue on the bbl with scattered spots of light surface rust and pitting. Bright case-hardening colors on the sides of the action, thinner on top and bottom. There is a short crack, starting at the buttplate on the right side of the stock, otherwise the carving is very sharp, except on the bottom of the forearm. Canvas carrying case is good. 4-46066 FS345 (8,000-15,000)

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1588

EXTREMELY FINE CASED ALEXANDER HENRY TARGET RIFLE. SN 824. Cal. .47, 36-1/4″ oct. bbl. Marked “ALEXr HENRY 8 SOUTH St ANDREW St. EDINBURGH” behind the fancy rear sight and “PATENT N. 338 GAUGE 451.” in front of it. Globe front sight is adjustable for windage. Top flat of the bbl is matted from the front sight to the patent marking. Lockplate is engraved with a; running stag and is marked in old English letters “Alexr. Henry”. There is also a scene with two running stag on the triggerguard. This marking is mostly covered by the hammer when it is down. Patchbox is engraved with a standing stag and another stag feeding on a tree is engraved on the buttplate. English oak case is lined with tan pig skin and contains a brass muzzle protector, a case-hardening takedown tool with brass caps on the end containing an extra screwdriver bit, the iron shaft has a nipple pick and nipple wrench. The parts are both numbered 12. The pieces are stored in separate compartments in a removable drawer, which contains another screwdriver but is missing a thinner implement. Compartment underneath is empty. There is also a sprue cutter which is marked “WD” and carries the number 13, a wooden starter, a rosewood container with two extra nipples, two cleaning implements, a compartment with patches, a tin of Henry percussion caps, a leather covered Henry powder flask with a shot measure applied, a Dickson oil bottle, a 6/8″ wad cutter, a rosewood container with oil patches, a patent hollow-base bullet mold with automatic sprue cutter, a sling, and a leather purse containing four patched bullets. The cover for the latter compartment is missing its leather covering. CONDITION: Retains most of the Damascus pattern on the bbl, thin above the forearm. Bright case-hardening color on the tang, slightly thin on the lock, strong again on the patchbox. About half the blue is gone form the triggerguard and only traces remain on the buttplate. Wood is sharp but has two cracks on the forearm from removing the bbl, one has been repaired the other has not. Case has probably been refinished on the outside but is excellent on the inside except for the one compartment lid. Alex Henry paper label is bright. Accessories are fine. Missing the key. 4-46043 FS534 (5,000-7,000)

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1589

*”THE SHARPS CREEDMOOR” RIFLE. SN SCR058. Cal. .45-70, 32″ oct. bbl. This commemorative was made for US distributors by Pedersoli in Italy. Action is engraved with a gold enhanced buffalo on the right side of the receiver and lockplate and a standing moose on the left side of the receiver. Wood is checkered. Equipped with a peep sight and globe front sight and dbl set triggers. CONDITION: Appears to be unused but has minor handling marks. FS851 4-47092 (1,250-2,500)

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1590

ALLEN & WHEELOCK BREECH-LOADING RIFLE. SN. 847. Cal. 42. 26″ part oct. bbl. Tang sight is missing. CONDITION: Blue-brown patina over all with scattered light pitting, moderate on the right side of the receiver. Stock has normal dents and scratches. Action is good. FS808 4-47552 (500-1,000)

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1592

GERMAN TARGET OR JAGER RIFLE. Cal. about 56. Fine early percussion rifle with 30″ swamped oct. damascus bbl with recessed muzzle, small front sight, missing the bbl sight and missing the tang sight. Top of the bbl is inlaid in silver “K. REICHEL A OTTINGEN”. Breech plug is lightly engraved with fancy scallops and a flash shield and has a gold “1” inlaid on the top flat. Top tang, hammer, lockplate, small decorative sideplate, triggerguard tang and nosepipe tang are beautifully engraved with floral arabesque patterns with the hammer engraved in a dolphins head. Lockplate also has a gold “1”. It is fitted with dbl set triggers, a fancy flowing wood triggerguard with finger rest and grip that has three German silver inlays on the bottom. Triggerguard tang is a long pointed pineapple finial. Wrist is very nicely checkered. Stock is of beautiful burl walnut with massive Schutzen-style cheek-piece that, just behind, has a deep relief carving of a reclining stag surrounded by leaves and trees. Buttplate is smooth steel with a long stepped top tang engraved to match the rest of the gun. Bottom of the bbl has two iron guides and an iron nosepipe and the stock is secured with a single wedge through rectangular German silver escutcheons. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains 60-70% thin damascus pattern, balance of the metal is a silver-gray. Forearm has a small crack at the left escutcheon, the stock, a couple of small nicks and dings but otherwise is sound and retains a fine oil finish. Ramrod is a replacement and the swivels are missing. Good mechanics. 4-47027 JR383 (1,250-1,750)

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1595

STEVENS WALNUT HILL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 32-40. Standard rifle with 25-3/4″ oct. to round bbl, silver blade Rocky Mountain front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight with checkered edges, case colored receiver, uncheckered wood, straight stock with crescent buttplate. Top flat has scope base holes. SN 29344. CONDITION: About good. Bbl, with mis-matched SN, retains about 75-80% strong bright original blue with scattered spots of pitting near the muzzle. Receiver retains 60-70% faded case colors with the balance turning brown. Wood is sound, stock an old replacement and all together retains most of an old refinish. Bright shiny bore. 4-47245 JR470 (400-700)

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1596

WHITNEY FAUCET BREECH SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 106. Cal. .38, 24-1/2″ oct. bbl. Marked “E.WHITNEY/N. HAVEN,CT.” on top of bbl, “PATENT” on the left side of the action and “APPLIED FOR” on the right side of the action. The name (?) “A.A. ONG.” is stamped on the left side of the action. CONDITION: Rear sight has been moved and the filled in slot has the same rust-brown patina as the rest of the bbl. Action is very rough with cracks, dents and scratches. Wood has numerous dents and scratches. 4-47030 FS562 (1,000-2,000)

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1597

LARGE TARGET UNDER HAMMER RIFLE. NSN. Cal. 40, 32-1/4″ oct. bbl marked “B. C. WOOD/P. POST N. Y” on top. Globe front sight and windage adjustable lollipop tang sight. There are two earlier screw holes in the tang. Round patchbox. There is a silver oval on the left cheek of the stock with a dog behind and a running rabbit in front. A flying pheasant is on the right side of the stock. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina on the bbl with many vice and/or wrench marks. The original (?) front or rear sight position almost in the middle of the bbl has been filled with a blank with lead in the screw holes on either side. Wood has some scratching and light chips at the end of the trigger plate and is possibly cleaned as all of the inlays stand slightly proud. Mechanically good. 4-47228 FS670 (400-600)

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1598

HEAVY PERCUSSION BENCH REST RIFLE. NSN. Cal. 62, 32-1/4″ oct. bbl with heavy stock on the bottom. Rear bbl sight has been removed and a plug inserted. Front sight is modern, the rear sight appears to be from a German Schutzen rifle. The false muzzle is missing. Hammer is a replacement. Lock is marked “H. E. LEMAN /LANCASTER Pa”. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina over all with light active rust on all iron parts. Wood is dirty and oil-soaked. Brass has a dark dirty patina. Front bbl rest is missing. 4-47220 FS689 (600-900)

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1599

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 84844. Cal. .45LC, 7-1/2″ round bbl, nickel finish, ivory grips. Marked “F Neuton/Pioche Nev”, “F N” and “F NEWTON” on the inside. There is a small paper spacer to fit the grips to this revolver. Mainspring, trigger and several screws are replacements. CONDITION: 90% nickel on the bbl, 80% on the frame, 60% on the ejector rod and cylinder, traces on backstrap and triggerguard. Grips fit very well, have numerous natural cracks at the bottom but only one split on the right side and a tiny chip missing at the toe on the same side. 4-47146 FS420 (3,000-5,000)

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1600

COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER REVOLVER. SN 127163 all matching. Cal. .44-40. 5-1/2″ round bbl. Marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” in an etched panel on the left side of the bbl. Pearl grips with longhorn head on right grip does not have any numbers but fits well. CONDITION: 80% nickel overall, mostly missing from the backstrap and sides of the recoil shield. The etched marking is worn towards the rear. Grips are fine. All of the screws appear to have been replaced. Action is also fine. 4-47179 FS383 (3,000-4,000)

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1601

THE RARE “COPPER QUEEN CONSOLIDATED MINING CO.” FACTORY ENGRAVED AND SILVER-PLATED COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 146144. Cal. .45LC, 4-3/4″ round bbl. This is the famous Copper Queen single action. This very gun is illustrated in Graham, Kopec & Moore’s book “Colt Single Action Army Revolvers” on page 87, which states it is “the earliest and only ‘black powder’ S.A. known to have been shipped to the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. Factory letter shows that it was shipped to the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. of Bisbee, AZ on 23 June 1892 as a one-gun shipment. It was finished in silver with ivory grips and with “B”-style engraving. A photocopy of the original factory letter will accompany this lot. CONDITION: Retains much of the dull tarnished silver finish. Heavily worn on the grip straps. Ivory grips have a longhorn bulls head on the left side and are well worn. Action is good. 4-47170 (5,000-10,000)

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1602

ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 16053. Cal. .45, 7-1/2″ round bbl, all matching numbers. Ivory grips with large Mexican eagle on right side. New York engraving. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with wear to the high edges. Grips have shrunken slightly but are still a good fit. The eagle is well worn on the high spots, but other then natural cracks, the grips are fine. Action is good. 4-47152 FS416 (5,000-8,000)

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1603

*COLT MODEL 1878 REVOLVER WITH WELLS FARGO MARKINGS. SN 40331. Cal. .45LC. 7-1/2″ round bbl. Marked “W.F.& Co.” on the backstrap. CONDITION: 30% blue overall strongest on the left side of the frame and cylinder flutes. Light pitting and some dents especially on the rear of the hammer. Grips are worn and badly faded. Action is tight. 4-47176 FS388 (1,000-2,000)

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1604

POSSIBLE WELLS FARGO USED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 108904. Cal. .44-40, 7-1/2″ round bbl. This very gun is included in Graham, Kopec & Moore’s book “Colt Single Action Army Revolvers” on page 53. At the time, it was illustrated with a silver monogrammed holster and letter (not included now). The “monogrammed presentation shield marked Wells Fargo & Co. Express 1893. The letter is addressed to Special Agent Bradley, Huron, South Dakota. Marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on an etched panel on the left side of the bbl. Pearl grips. Cylinder has been re-nickeled. Cylinder pin has been replaced. CONDITION: 75% flaking nickel on the bbl with file marks and dents at the rear, 90% original nickel on the frame, 50% on the backstrap and triggerguard. Pearl grips are fine but are unmarked. Triggerguard pin was removed so the grips could be installed. 4-47168 (3,000-4,000)

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1605

COLT THUNDERER SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER. SN 7090. Cal. .41 3-7/16″ round bbl. Marked “COLT D.A. 41” in an etched panel on the left side of the bbl. CONDITION: Fine. Retaining over 90% of the bright nickel with light pitting at the front of the cylinder. Bright blue at the back hammer and trigger. Ivory grips are excellent. Action is fine. 4-47177 FS389 (1,500-2,500)

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1606

VERY FINE COLT MODEL 1878 SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER. SN 9786. Cal. .44-40, 4″ round bbl. Marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” in an etched panel on the left side of the bbl. CONDITION: 80% flaky blue overall, bright blue on the trigger and hammer. Grips are sharp but slightly faded in color. There is some minor scratching around the hammer screw. 4-47178 FS391 (2,000-3,000)

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1607

FINE COLT POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 7699 all matching except wedge, which has no number. Cal. .38CF. 4-1/2″ round bbl. 2-line patent markings on left side of frame. CONDITION: 60% thinning blue on the bbl, traces on the ejector rod housing and about half on the cylinder which still has a strong cylinder scene and a small area of light surface rust. Frame and hammer have strong case-hardening colors except the loading gate, which is bare. Backstrap and triggerguard have no finish, but have a dark patina and numerous dents at the bottom. Ivory grips have natural grain cracks, top and bottom but are still solid with light chips along the triggerguard. Action is fine. 4-47181 FS386 (2,000-4,000)

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1608

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 58983, matching except cylinder 9751 and wedge which has no number. Cal. .38CF, 7-1/2″ oct. bbl. Marked “U.S.N./J.L.H.” on the butt. Some screws are replaced. CONDITION: Strong traces of case-hardening colors on the frame with scratching from cleaning, mostly gray patina elsewhere, all mixed with surface rust and light pitting. Grips have been re-varnished but show little wear. Action is fine. 4-46221 (3,000-4,000)

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1609

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 60245. Cal. .38CF, 5-1/2″ oct. bbl. Original patent dates on the frame. The letter “D” has been stamped at the SN in all locations. Wedge is a replacement. Last three digits of the SN and the D are also stamped on the loading gate. CONDITION: Retains about 95% nickel on the bbl, cylinder and frame. There is no finish on the replacement ejector rod. Grip straps have about 70% silver and have a large replaced chip on the left side and many dents and gouges. 4-47132 FS407 (900-1,500)

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1610

COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 2819, all matching, including wedge. Cal. .38CF, 7-3/8″ round bbl. 2-line patent marking on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light to moderate pitting. Cylinder scene is mostly gone, grips are heavily worn at the bottom and have been cleaned elsewhere. 4-47130 FS396 (1,000-2,000)

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1611

COLT 1860 ARMY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 4077, matching except for the wedge which is a replacement. Cal. .44CF, 8″ round bbl. 2-line patent markings on left side of frame. CONDITION: 50% nickel overall with moderate to very heavy pitting. Grips have been replaced and are very good. Several screws have been replaced. 4-47133 FS405 (1,000-1,500)

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1612

COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 2974, matching except wedge which has no number, the cylinder number was originally 8385 but 974 has been added in the proper numbers under it. Cal. .38RF, 7-1/2″ oct. bbl. 2-line patent markings on left side of frame. Ejector rod assembly is a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina with light to moderate pitting. Grips have about 50% varnish, mostly on the left side, the right side has been filed and drilled at the bottom. There are a number of small sharp dents at the rear of the frame. 4-47129 FS404 (800-1,500)

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1613

COLT 1871-72 OPEN-TOP REVOLVER. SN 331, matching except wedge which has no number, and loading gate 288. Cal. .44RF, 7-1/2″ round bbl. 2-line “COLTS/PATENT” marking on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall, traces of silver on triggerguard, some light pitting at the front of the bbl and cylinder. Ivory grips have natural age cracks but are still solid and are slightly small on this gun. 4-47144 FS426 (2,000-3,000)

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1614

COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 73345 on frame, 116004 on the triggerguard, 115543 on the backstrap, 6986 on the cylinder, 1792 on the bbl. Cal. .45LC, 5-1/2″ round bbl. Ejector rod housing assembly and hammer screw are replacements. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting overall. Grips are heavily worn with chips missing on both sides. Bbl has been partially turned but the pitting and dents remain. 4-47128 FS398 (1,000-2,000)

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1615

*COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 351568. Cal. .45LC, 4-3/4″ round bbl. Marked “S. A. P. D. No. 111” on the butt, San Antonio Police Dept. CONDITION: Fine, 60% blue overall with most loss on the left side of bbl, thinning backstrap. Frame shows good case-hardening colors on the bottom, mostly silvered out on the recoil shield and top. Grips are worn smooth on the right side and fairly heavy on the left. Action is fine. 4-47148 FS410 (2,000-3,000)

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1616

ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 148607. Cal. .44-40, 7-1/2″ round bbl. Gold grips are marked in a raised cartouche on the bottom “Baker /L B eagle/Jewelry”. The very heavy side slabs are glued to a walnut separator to make 1-pc grips. Each side has a turquoise nugget with silver matrix. Metal has the appearance 14k gold. Entire gun has been plated to match the appearance of the grips but the grips were made for a 2nd Generation gun with a larger top to the backstrap. The engraving is of the New York style but of a much later period. CONDITION: Retains most of the current finish. 4-47149 FS418 (2,500-5,000)

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1617

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 155308. Cal. .45LC, 7-1/2″ round bbl, all matching. Single line, roll stamp, Colt Frontier Six Shooter on the left side of the bbl. 2-line patent marking, eagle grips. CONDITION: Fine overall. 85% thinning blue on bbl, 25% on ejector rod housing and cylinder, faint traces backstrap and triggerguard. Faded case-hardening color on the frame, with scattered light pitting. Bright case-hardening colors on the back of the hammer, mostly faded on the sides. Grips are fine showing only light wear but faded on the bottom. Action is fine. 4-47166 FS419 (1,500-2,500)

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1618

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 121375, with unnumbered “D.F.C.” cylinder and unnumbered bbl. Cal. .45LC, 4-3/4″ round bbl. CONDITION: 50% thinning blue on bbl and ejector housing, traces on backstrap and triggerguard. Traces of case-hardening colors of the frame and hammer, stronger at the front on the cylinder and back of the hammer. Cylinder has faint traces of blue in the flutes. Grips have about 50% of the varnish, worn at the base and right side. Some light pitting on the cylinder and light to moderate at the front of the frame and left side of the bbl. 4-47143 FS413 (2,000-3,000)

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1619

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 118096, all numbers matching. Cal. .45LC, 5-1/2″ round bbl, nickel finish. Factory letter verifies all the features and shows shipment to Comminge & Giesler, at Houston, Tx, 30 January 1889. CONDITION: Traces of nickel left, mostly gray patina with moderate pitting. Eagle grips are worn completely smooth on the right side and almost smooth on the left. Action is good. 4-47124 FS412 (1,500-2,500)

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1620

COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 18328 on frame, 23333 on triggerguard, backstrap renumbered to match frame, 2481 on cylinder, 4501 on bbl. “D. F. C” inspector mark on bottom of bbl. Cal. .45, 5-1/2″ round bbl. Grips have “R. A. C.” marks on the bottom of each side. There are five marks filed on each side also. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light pitting overall. Grips are well worn, action is fine. 4-47126 FS397 (1,500-2,000)

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1621

COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 82774 on the frame, 9440 on the triggerguard, none on the backstrap or cylinder, 5514 on the bbl. Cal. .45LC, 5-1/2″ round bbl. Cylinder pin has been replaced. CONDITION: Cylinder, backstrap and triggerguard have a gray-brown patina. Frame has a blue-gray patina, all with light to moderate pitting. Grips have an unreadable name scratched in the left side and three notches carved on the right side. 4-47127 FS399 (1,500-2,000)

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1622

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 33377, all matching although the cylinder has had the last two digits re-struck due to wear. Cal. .45LC, 7-1/2″ round bbl. 3-line patent marking on the left side of the frame. CONDITION: Frame and bbl retain most of a nickel finish with some spots of light to moderate rust. Cylinder has little nickel remaining and is heavily pitted in some areas. Backstrap and triggerguard are bare. Ivory grips are slightly small for the gun and have natural age cracks around the bottom. Action is good. 4-47167 FS436 (2,000-3,000)

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1623

ASSEMBLED COLT BUNTLINE WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 28056. Cal. .45LC, 11-15/16″ round bbl. Numbers on the backstrap, triggerguard, cylinder and bbl have been changed to match. Bbl is from a 2nd Generation Buntline. Numbers on the inside of the ejector rod housing appear to be the correct size. Hammer screw is incorrect, stock is slightly oversized. There appears to be a welded spot on the left side of the frame. Factory letter shows that this SN was shipped to B. Kittredge & Company in Cincinnati 1 November 1876. There were 39 of these guns in the shipment. CONDITION: Artificially brown patina. Wood grips show normal wear, the stock retains most of the nickel finish. 4-47151 FS415 (1,500-2,500)

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1624

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER AND HISTORY. SN 355384. Cal. .45, 5-1/2″ round bbl, stag grips, original hard rubber grips, Heiser holster and history. Included in the letter is a photo of one Orville Barnes in the New Mexico mountains where he was working with local law enforcement. CONDITION: Excellent with slight holster at the muzzle of the bbl and scratches on the cylinder. Light surface rust scattered overall but mostly brilliant case-hardening with little sign of wear or use. Holster shows plenty of use. 4-45917 FS462 (2,500-3,000)

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1625

COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 130504 all visible, matching. Cal. .44. 4-3/4″ round bbl. Pearl grips have no numbers. Engraving is of mixed styles and was applied over a worn gun. CONDITION: Retains much nickel on the rear of the cylinder and on the ejector rod housing. Frame, backstrap and triggerguard have only traces. Pearl grips are old and fit the gun fairly well. There is a large chip at the base of the left one and a small flake at the top. Right side has a small chip at the heel and a small flake at the top. Bullhead has a minor chip in the right horn. Most of the screws have been replaced. 4-47180 FS385 (1,500-2,500)

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1626

*ENGRAVED COLT BISLEY REVOLVER. SN 268922. Cal. .41LC, 4-3/4″ round bbl. Non-factory engraving, including the name “Nat McKelvey” on the backstrap. Ivory grips have been stained yellow, possibly to simulate age. Screws, hammer, trigger, cylinder pin and ejector rod head have been gold plated. CONDITION: Fine as engraved, grips are slightly worn and have a number of natural cracks, still solid. Action is good. 4-47150 FS417 (1,000-2,000)

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1627

COLT CLOVERLEAF PISTOL. SN 2633, matching. Cal. .41RF, 2-7/8″ round bbl. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining most of the bright nickel plating. Grips are worn on the high spots and have a few light marks but retains most of the varnish. Action is crisp. 4-46001 FS446 (750-1,250)

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1628

FINE MOORE FIRST MODEL DERINGER. SN 1822. Cal. .41, 2-1/2″ bbl. Marked “MOORE’S PAT. F A Co BROOKLIN N.Y.” on top of the bbl “PAT. FEB. 24 1865” on the bottom. CONDITION: Retains about 96% silver overall with slight bubbling at the rear of the bbl and wear on the sides of the grip. 4-47140 FS485 (1,000-1,500)

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1629

*COLT SAM COLT SESQUICENTENNIAL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. 1 of 5,000, with 7-1/2″ bbl, blued frame, unfluted nickeled cylinder, nickeled grip frame and triggerguard with nickeled screws, cylinder pin and ejector rod head. Grips are nicely figured, silver medallion, smooth 2-pc walnut. Cylinder is lightly engraved and bears the inscription “COL. SAML COLT” and the dates “1814-1864”. Accompanied by its red velvet lined fitted walnut case with 12 nickel plated dummy cartridges, a Col. Colt silver medallion and a small hardbound book “THE ARMS COLLECTION OF COLONEL COLT” by R.L. Wilson. SN 766SC. CONDITION: As new. Retains virtually all its original factory finish with only the faintest of cylinder lines. Excellent case and accessories. 4-46998 JR378 (1,000-1,500)

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1630

*CASED PAIR OF COLT PEACEMAKER BUNTLINE SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS. Cal. 22/22 Mag. Fine Colt revolvers with 7-1/2″ bbls, blued bbls and cylinders, case colored frames and Colt eagle grips. Accompanied by their extra 22 Magnum cylinders and their original fitted Colt custom shop case. Backstraps are engraved “DAL”. These revolvers belonged to a gentleman named Dalrymple and his nickname was “Dal”. Also accompanied by their original red velvet-lined, wood presentation case with brass plate on the lid, inscribed “TO DAL/COLT’S CHRISTMAS/12-13-75/VIRGINAIA BEACH, VA/FROM LFB”. No indication of who “LFB” is. SN G132600 & G144044. CONDITION: Both appear to be new and unfired retaining virtually all their original case colors and likewise, the spare cylinders are new. Case is fine. 4-47162 JR490 (600-1,000)

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1631

*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 261411. Cal. .45LC, 4-11/16″ round bbl. Marked with a single roll die “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on the left side. The ejector rod housing has also been shortened to a 4-3/8″ length. The front sight replacement is set 3/8″ back from the muzzle. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting and heavy wear at the muzzle. Grips are worn almost smooth, the action is good. 4-47137 FS402 (900-1,300)

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1632

CONFEDERATE MORSE CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 664 matching on frame, stock and trap door – no other numbers found. No markings other than SN. Cal. .52; 19-11/16″ round. bbl. Stock and latch have been refinished. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina on bbl. Brass has a heavy mottled patina. Screws are generally clean. Butt stock retains most of a reddish stain refinish. Mechanically good. 4-46189 X3 (15,000-22,000)

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1633

PALMETTO M1842 “MISSISSIPPI” RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .58, 33″ bbl. Marked “Wm GLAZE & CO.” on the left side with “V/P” over a Palmetto tree on the upper left side. Lockplate has the proper Palmetto armory stamp in front of the hammer and “COLUMBIA” behind the hammer, but the date is not readable. Several sets of initials have been carved on the left side of the stock. Ramrod is a poor replacement. CONDITION: Moderate pitting over all, heavier at the breech. Stock has been repaired and sanded. Brass has a mellow patina. FS819 4-47560 (4,000-6,000)

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1634

MORSE CARBINE. SN 683. Cal. 52. 20″ round bbl, no markings. Frame has been broken in two behind the triggerguard and brazed. Other brazed repairs include the tail of the frame and the tip of the bottom frame plate. There is also a brass plug in the left side of the frame below the chamber. There are also numerous casting flaws. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina with an even coating of moderate rust. Frame is mostly a very dark patina, light only on the bottom cover plate. Latch is reblued. Forearm wood has been cleaned and re-varnished. Butt stock appears to have a coating of varnish but no evidence of sanding. Action is good. 4-46956 FS732 (8,500-12,500)

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1635

FAYETTEVILLE CONFEDERATE RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .60, 33″ round bbl. Ramrod and nipple are replacements. Rear sight is missing. Standard lockplate is dated “1864” at the tail, bbl is dated “1862”. Buttplate is marked “CSA” on top. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with moderate to heavy pitting over all. Several repairs have been made to the wood and new cracks are in the ramrod channel. 1/2″ chunk is missing behind the hammer. Stock has been sanded and varnished. 4-46162 FS719 (5,500-7,000)

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1636

SHARPS MODEL 1852 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 3927. Cal. .54, 21-1/2″ round bbl. Rear sight, saddle ring bar, ring and some screws are replaced. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina over all with light to moderate pitting. Patchbox top is cracked on both ears. Stock is badly battered with chips missing on the forearm and cracks at the tip. 4-46166 FS720 (1,500-3,000)

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1637

BVILHARZ, HALL & CO. MODEL 1855-TYPE CARBINE. NSN. Cal. 63, 22″ round bbl with “P” proof on left side. Rammer assembly is replaced. A name “Jn M Soumes” (?) the letters are carved imaginatively on the right side of the stock and the actual name might be different. Left side is carved “JW N S GUMBS H O R (upside down) T”. CONDITION: Heavy brown patina with heavy pitting at the breech. A large piece of wood is missing behind the hammer and a smaller piece further back. There are small cracks and chips elsewhere. Lock is good. 4-46957 FS731 (7,500-12,500)

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1638

LEMAT FIRST MODEL REVOLVER. SN 626. Cal. .40, 6-11/16″ oct. bbl. 16ga, 6-3/4″ bbl, all matching. Bbl catch is probably a replacement. Front sight and loading assembly are replacements. The adjusting tail on the hammer nose is broken off causing the face of the hammer to miss the nipples. CONDITION: Clean surfaces, gray patina with light to moderate pitting. Left grip is badly battered. Mechanically needs work. 4-46051 FS431 (6,000-10,000)

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1639

VERY RARE LEMAT 2D MODEL CARBINE. SN 63. Cal. .41, 19-11/16″ half oct. bbl and Cal. .48, 19-1/2″ round bbl, all matching. Marked “SYSTme LEMAT Bte S.C.D.G. PARIS” on top of the bbl and “:/LM” on the right side of the bbl. There are two bbl bands, which contain the pipes for the ramrod. Rear sight has one solid and one folding leaf with a high front sight to match. The ears on the nose of the hammer help to align the sight picture. CONDITION: Brown patina on the bbl is very thin there is some scattered light pitting. Frame and cylinder have light pitting over all. Has minor cracks at the upper tang but is otherwise fine. 4-46948 FS735 (45,000-75,000)

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1639A.

C.S.A. RICHMOND CAVALRY CARBINE ASSEMBLED FROM CAPTURED VT MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .63, 25-3/8″ bbl. Stock is marked with an upside down “K” over “45/9Vt”. From the 9th Vermont Infantry which were captured at Harper’s Ferry early in the war. Lockplate is dated 1862, but neither it, nor the Richmond bbl fit the stock very well. CONDITION: Heavy rust-brown patina with thick rust and deep pitting, especially around the breech. Stock is shattered at the wrist and held together by a 5/8″ wide strap of brass that is nailed around the wrist. Front band has been altered and moved back to the original position for the middle band. 4-47486 (1,200-1,500)

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1640

TRANSITIONAL LEMAT REVOLVER. SN 579. Cal. .41, 16ga. Bbl also has the star over “L.M.” markings. Latch for the bbl is not standard. The lightly engraved cylinder does not have a SN, the loading lever and plunger do. The engraved “Col. LeMat Bte S.C.D.C. Paris” is very sharp. The two “C’s” should be “G’s”. Bbl latch is of an unusual form. CONDITION: Metal surface is clean with scattered spots of light surface rust and pitting remaining. Grips are sharp. Action is good. 4-46158 FS725 (17,500-25,000)

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1641

LEMAT FIRST MODEL REVOLVER. SN 397. Cal. .40 and 16ga, 6-5/8″ part oct. and 7″ round bbls. This revolver has some features not normally found on LeMat first model revolvers. The shotgun bbl/cylinder pin is not numbered and is equipped with an interrupted thread takedown device which is correct for a First Model. The plunger is guided by a dovetail slot in the side towards the bbl. Bottom of the rifle bbl apparently blew out at some time and a liner was inserted to provide a bore. There is also evidence of work at the front of the frame, possibly to tighten the joints. Grips are marked “BAGUET” inside. Screw and escutcheons are slightly coarser than the rest of those on the gun. The retaining nut on the rear of the cleaning rod is missing. Cleaning rod is serial numbered to the gun CONDITION: Rust-brown patina over all with light pitting remaining. Grips are very sharp except for tiny chips at the bottom. One of the nipples has also been replaced. 4-47492 (25,000-30,000)

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1642

VERY RARE BABY LEMAT BULLET MOLD. NSN. An iron four cavity bullet mold marked “AF” and “4” on the sprue cover. The initials are Francotte of Liege who probably made the bullet mold. Only two of the cavities are furnished with a sprue cutter. A 31 Cal. conical ball and a Cal. .41, irregular bullet with a step that looks like it might have been made from another Cal. .31 cavity. The two Cal. .28 ball cavities are irregular and do not have a sprue cover. CONDITION: Evenly pitted over all with some signs of filing for cleaning. 4-46958 (15,000-20,000)

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1643

LEMAT 2D MODEL REVOLVER. SN 6. Cal. .40, 16ga, 7″ oct. bbl and 7″ round shotgun bbl, marked “ROBERT JONES, No 6 CHAPEL ST. LIVERPOOL” on top of bbl. Birmingham proofs on bbl and cylinder. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina mixed with light to moderate pitting. Grips are well worn with chips and splits at the top. Loading lever is moderately pitted and the catch spring is a replacement. 4-46952 FS739 (13,000-17,000)

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1644

VERY RARE LEMAT 2ND MODEL HOLSTER. Single flap holster with strap to hold the toe of the flap. CONDITION: Much cracking and checking to the flap and a lesser amount to the body. Belt loop is probably a replacement. The end of the holster is flaked and missing about a 1/2″ on the front side. FS886 4-47493 (2,100-2,700)

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1645

KERR DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN. 4375. Cal. .44, 5-5/8″ oct. bbl with “JS” over anchor marking on the front of the grip below the lower tang. This latter mark is assumed to be a Confederate acceptance mark. Standard markings otherwise. CONDITION: 50% blue mixed with light pitting and one patch of heavier pitting towards the muzzle on the right side. Grips are still sharp with considerable varnish at the top. Mechanically good. FS767 4-47598 (2,000-3,000)

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1646

VERY RARE 44 CAL. COLT BULLET MOLD. Marked “44” at the tail of the sprue cutter which only has one hole centered over the cavity for a cartridge bullet with recessed base. Second cavity is for a round ball and is drilled from the opposite side of the mold. CONDITION: Light pitting over all. Cavities are good. 4-47330-152 FS622 (500-1,000)

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1647

UNUSUAL LEMAT TRANSITION REVOLVER. SN 1222. Cal. .41, 16ga; all matching. The latch for removing the bbl pivots on the bbl lug instead of the frame. Marked in fancy letters “Col – LeMat Bte s-g-d-g Paris”, and “:/LM” on the right side of the bbl. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned and aged with some spots and dents heavier on the shotgun bbl. Grips have minor chips on both sides. Action is good. 4-46950 (15,000-20,000)

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1648

GRISWOLD CONFEDERATE MODEL 1842 ARTILLERY SWORD. 31-1/4″ single Fuller blade clearly marked “THOMAS. GRISWOLD & Co./NEW ORLEANS.” on the left ricasso. Plain leather wrap on grip with twisted wire binding. Brass scabbard. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting and spotting blending to very heavy at the tip. Guard and pommel have a spotty dark patina. Wrap has minor chips but is generally very good. Wire is worn smooth in places. Scabbard is dented overall, heavily at the tip which is partially broken 6″ from the tip. Upper carrying ring is heavily worn. 4-46193 FS575 (12,000-16,000)

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1649

GRISWOLD CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. 29-1/4″ single Fuller blade is marked “T.G.& Co.” on the left ricasso. Grip has smooth leather covering with a twisted wire wrap. Leather scabbard has brass mountings, the throat carrying the #14. Leather has “XVII” scratched into it on the reverse. CONDITION: Gray patina with spots of rust stains, moderate dents on the edge of the blade. Counter guard quillion is bent forward, the wrap has a small chip otherwise fine. Scabbard has been varnished and has areas of loss. Drag is badly battered. Center carrying ring has been resoldered and it and the drag have a very dark patina. 4-46192 FS574 (8,500-12,500)

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1650

HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .61, smooth bore; 33″ part oct. bbl dated “1857” on the tail of the lock. Date on bbl/tang is unreadable due to pitting. The spare nipple and long-range sight are in their compartments inside the patchbox. The two inspector cartouches on the left side of the stock are faint. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on iron parts with light to moderate pitting at the breech. Bbl is smooth. Brass has a number of small dents and flaws with a mellow patina. Front sling swivel is a replacement. The gun apparently has a dark varnish which is old and warn but covers scratches and gouges. Mechanically fine. 4-46191 X4 (7,500-15,000)

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1651

2ND MODEL GRISWOLD CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. SN 3000 on left side of frame and bbl and cylinder. Cal. .36, 7-3/8″ part oct. bbl. Rear of the bbl is split on the bottom. Cylinder arbor has been welded at the wedge hole. Wedge has a piece of iron brazed to its front edge. Nose of the hammer is badly battered but the pins on the back of the cylinder are all intact. Backstrap has the number VI filed at the triggerguard screw, there is also a matching box on both the trigger screw and backstrap at this point. There is a flaw on the left ear of the backstrap and it is broken off. CONDITION: There is some filing on the iron parts which have a generally brown-gray appearance. Brass has a dark patina with some corrosion around screws. Grips are heavily worn at the bottom but are fine otherwise. 4-46159 FS527 (22,500-25,000)

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1652

FINE RIGDON ANSLEY REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL HOLSTER. SN 2351. Matching except wedge which has no number. Cal. .36; 7-1/2″ part oct. bbl. 12 cylinder stops. The “CSA” marking on top of the bbl is missing most of the “C”. Brass bead front sight. Cylinder shows stress marks. All of the pins have been pounded flat. Holster has a partial flap with the tongue fitting through a stitched loop on the front. Belt loop is similarly attached to the reverse. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina over all with some denting at the rear of the bbl and front of the cylinder. Grips are slightly oversized but have SN penciled inside. A triangular piece of the holster is missing on the backside at the muzzle. Finish has flaked off of most of the surface but the leather is dark and still supple. 4-46194 FS666 (25,000-40,000)

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1653

CONFEDERATE WAIST BELT WITH BUCKLE AND HANGERS. Plain “CS” key hole buckle with wreath retainer. CONDITION: Belt is lightly flaked with a separation of the leather from the canvas backing on one side, but generally good. 4-46161 FS721 (6,000-10,000)

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1654

CONFEDERATE WAIST BELT WITH BUCKLE. Plain “CS” key hole buckle with wreath retainer. CONDITION: Cracks and tears on the leather. Buckle has a dark patina. 4-46160 FS721 (5,000-9,000)

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1655

FINE CONFEDERATE CEDAR CANTEEN. 7-1/2″ dia. with staves fastened by iron bands. Copper strap retainers. Stopper is missing. CONDITION: Wood is fine. Iron is evenly pitted. Copper has slight corrosion. 4-46170 FS723 (2,000-3,000)

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1656

US MODEL 1816 BAYONET WITH “SC” SURCHARGE. 16-1/2″ triangular blade numbered 91 on the left side of the angle. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina overall, somewhat battered at the muzzle end. 4-46168 FS569 (375-525)

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1657

D GUARD SIDE KNIFE. 12-1/4″ clip point blade. Heavy iron guard. Turned walnut grip is missing the throat band and has been carved with the initial “K” near the pommel. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina over all with some light to moderate pitting and a few nicks in the edge of the blade. Grip has two full-length cracks but is still solid. FS779 4-47575 (800-1,200)

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1658

UNMARKED CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD AND SCABBARD, ATTRIBUTED TO BOYLE & GAMBLE, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. An unmarked but distinctive product of the Virginia scrod manufacturer Boyle & Gamble of Richmond. Straight, single edged blade 32-1/4″ long with an unstopped fuller and typical edge line fault. The cast brass guard is very light with a small two branch knuckle bow. Pommel is crude and plain, without decoration. Grip is of wood, covered in black leather and wrapped in single strand iron wire. Scabbard is of lap jointed and soldered iron tarred, or painted black during the period. Scabbard has a heavy brass throat slipped and soldered over the outside of the iron scabbard body. The two ring mounts are of plain, undecorated brass and the drag, also of brass, applied to bottom of the iron scabbard. CONDITION: Very good, the blase has aged to a medium mottled gray color, very attractive, all brass furniture is uncleaned and carried a mellow old patina. 2-branch knuckle bow is bent downward. Grip leather has losses of approximately 20%, but the wire and remaining leather is good. Scabbard is very strong, with good color and but one minor dent on the reverse side. A wonderful example of this Confederate firm’s work, in good stable and untouched condition. 4-46163 CW (6,500-8,500)

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1658A.

JOSLYN MODEL 1864 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 7823. Cal. 50, 22″ round bbl, standard markings on block. CONDITION: Very good. Blue-brown patina on bbl mixed with scattered spots of light surface rust and pitting. Good case-hardening colors on the back of the hammer. A large cross has been carved in the left side of the stock and painted black. 1/4″ dot to the left of the cross has also been painted black. Stock has normal handling marks with a few dents and gouges. 4-46959 FS730 (1,200-1,500)

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1658B.

FAYETTEVILLE HUMP BACK MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .58. 33″ part oct. bbl. Lock is dated “1862” at the rear and marked “C.S.A.” under an eagle in front of the hammer and “FAYETTEVILLE” at the front of the lock. Hammer is a U.S. 1855 and the regular tiny pitting on the replaced hammer matches that on the lockplate. Other pitting is heavier and more irregular. Lock screws are much sharper than the rest of the gun. “V/P” proof marks partially obscured at rear of bbl with same fine pitting that appears on the hammer. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with surface rust and light pitting over all; heavier on the hammer, lock and breech of the bbl. Wood has been varnished and retains about 2/3rds of that finish. Lock is good. 4-46187 X5 (15,000-25,000)

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1658C.

RICHMOND CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 4658. Cal. .54; 21″ round. bbl.; marked “RICHMOND VA” on the bbl (very faintly). “MDC” scratched in right side of butt stock. CONDITION: Heavy rust-brown patina with some live rust. Forearm has the typical cutout in the bottom at the breech plus some heavy scraping and chipping. Butt is generally good with a repair above the lockplate on the right side. The lower buttplate screw is broken and the wood is stripped. 4-46186 X2 (11,000-17,000)

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1658D.

FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. NSN. Cal. .64. 33″ part oct. bbl dated “1863” at the tail of the lock with standard eagle over “C.S.A.” and “FAYETTEVILLE” at the front of the lockplate. Rear sight has been changed to a solid type with a hole in the bbl plug. Ramrod is a replacement. Standard Fayetteville marks at rear of bbl and bbl bands. “CSA” on top of buttplate. CONDITION: Rust-brown patina over all. Very heavy pitting at the breech. Large inspector cartouche on the left side of the wood is not readable. 4-46188 X6 (11,000-16,000)

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1658E.

RICHMOND MUSKET. NSN. Cal. .62. 40″ part oct. bbl dated “1864” on the rear of the lockplate; marked “C.S/RICHMOND, VA.” at the front of the lock. Markings on bbl breach are faint. Tang is reduced at the front end almost 1/3rd. ramrod is a replacement. Iron bbl band with, “U” marks on the right side. Brass forearm tip and buttplate. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned and chemically toned leaving it somewhat loose in the stock. Lock and hammer show light pitting with fresh rust on the hammer screw. Some filing at the back end of the lockplate. Wood has been repaired in the wrist area and around the lock and has been sanded and varnished. Hammer is slightly loose. 4-46190 X7 (7,000-14,000)

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1658F.

ROBINSON COPY OF SHARPS CIVIL WAR CARBINE. SN 209. Cal. .54. 21-1/8″ round bbl marked “S.C. ROBINSON/ARMS MANUFACTORY/RICHMOND.VA/1862” on the lockplate with the same markings on the bbl. Neither marking is completely readable due to pitting. Wood appears to be artificially aged, in small square and half-round dents on the left side near the breech. Hammer is a Sharps that has been welded to remove the primer slot. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with moderate to heavy pitting; very heavy on the sling ring bar. Hhammer screw is replaced. Top of the Sharps breech block is heavily used. Brass buttplate is slightly undersize. “8 VA” has been scratched in the right side of the stock and “WAR” has been scratched into the left side. Except for the artificial aging, the wood is fine. Nipple is broken. 4-46185 X1 (11,000-16,000)

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1659

CONFEDERATE MODIFICATION FIRST MODEL VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SWORD, MARKED 1st VA. REGT. A superb example of the Virginia Manufactory of Arms’ alteration of a 1st Model horseman’s saber for Confederate Cavalry use. The sword has the standard 1st model with iron hilt having a slotted iron guard, square profile pommel and backstrap with square capstan nut. Grip is of wood covered in black leather. Blade has been slimmed and trimmed down to 32-1/2″ and the back is legibly stamped “1, Va REGt”. Sword has been fitted with a substantial iron scabbard with an iron throat and cast brass carrying rings. A wonderful example of a first model Virginia Manufactory saber altered for Confederate use. CONDITION: Very good. Entire saber has an untouched dark plum brown patina. Blade is gray with several dark spots here and there. Grip leather is strong with minor losses, however, the wire wrap is missing. Two small arms of the pierced guard are fractured. Scabbard is very good, no dents, just surface pitting here and there. 4-47551 CW (3,200-3,800)

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1660

MID-19TH CENTURY SIDE KNIFE AND SCABBARD. A high quality iron mounted side knife of unknown origin from the mid-19th century (1840-70). Spear pointed blade measuring 9-3/4″ diamond shaped in cross section. Counter guard is iron with whale tail ends surmounted by a 1″ high iron ferrule. Grip is of walnut with co-centric rings having a copper capstan. Scabbard is of brown leather stamped twice with a “thistle” figure (Scotland) with a brass throat and tip. Scabbard may not be original to the knife. CONDITION: Excellent. Blade is bright with only light staining here and there, hilt and grip are slightly loose, scabbard fine. 4-47574 CW (800-1,000)

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1661

CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD AND SCABBARD. A wonderful example of a Confederate manufactured, unmarked short artillery sword and scabbard. The pattern is similar to the U.S. Model 1833 with a cast brass hilt, unmarked, with a plain crossguard and cast grip with narrow rings. Blade, 19″ long is elliptical in cross section, without fullers and retains its leather washer at the ricasso. The crude scabbard is fashioned of wood, painted black with a tin throat and brass frog button. The drag is also of tin with a lead finial at the bottom. A classic example of a Confederate manufactured short sword with a spectacular scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. Hilt of the sword has a dark untouched patina. Blade is also untouched having a light gray patina overall with dark areas at the ricasso and tip. Scabbard is in wonderful condition. 4-47567 CW (2,800-3,200)

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1662

CONFEDERATE ARMORY SIDE KNIFE. Generically known in the trade as the “diver’s type knife” this product of an unknown Confederate armory has a plain unmarked brass hilt with oval crossguard, plain grip and a cast lanyard loop or ring on the right side of the pommel. The heavy blade is 14/25″ long, single edged, with a false edge beginning 8″ from the tip. No scabbard. CONDITION: Excellent. The knife has an untouched medium patina overall and the blade has a very attractive mottled gray finish. 4-47570 CW (1,800-2,200)

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1663

CONFEDERATE ARMORY SIDE KNIFE VARIANT. A variant of the typical pattern for this knife. It is possible that the armory produced brass hilt was re-fitted to a different blade during its period of use. Hilt is of cast brass in the style of the “diver’s type knife”. The grip and crossguard appear to have been filed down to a smooth finish with the crossguard reduced in size and the lanyard loop or ring removed. The blade is a massive Bowie type with a single edge measuring 15-1/4″, 2″ wide with a Bowie style point and false edge beginning 4″ from the tip. CONDITION: Very good, a dark patina overall, heavy crude file marks are evident on the blade with light discoloration and a few areas of pitting. 4-47573 CW (1,500-2,000)

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1664

CONFEDERATE MARKED SHORT ARTILLERY SWORD. A nice example of a crude copy of the U.S. Model 1833. This pattern is unique to the Confederate States and has a cast brass hilt with elongated crossguard having “CS” crudely cast in the center. The grip has a flattened appearance with diagonal incisions and a half globular pommel with a 5-point star cast in the center. The blade measures 18.5″ is double edged and has a central unstopped fuller. No scabbard. CONDITION: Very good, the entire sword exhibits a very dark untouched patina. Light pitting on the blade. 4-47568 CW (2,800-3,200)

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1665

RARE CASED TERRY CARBINE. NSN. Cal. .577, 21″ round bbl. Marked “Terry-Patent /30 Bore” above the action. Sling swivels on the front band and the bottom of the butt. In a form-fitting case with a box of Eley caps, empty japanned tin hinged metal cartridge box with a paper label “800 c” on one end and a sling. There is also a 6″ iron rod also marked “30” which is possibly a cartridge former. CONDITION: 50% brown finish mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Wood has been lightly sanded and re-varnished. Case shows numerous dents and scratches; it is missing one of the catch hooks, the other is broken. FS782 4-47548 (3,000-5,000)

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1666

CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL FLAG. 21″ x 33-1/2″ flag composed of three horizontal bars of red/white/red and a blue canton containing seven white stars. This is the first flag, as Virginia became the eighth state to join the Confederacy in April of 1861. Accompanying the lot are letters from two nationally recognized experts, the first from Mr. Howard Madaus. Mr. Madaus is generally recognized as one of the foremost experts on Civil War flags and their history and the letter from him accompanies this lot sighting specifics about the flag and its use. The second letter comes from Fonda Thomsen. Ms. Thomsen is probably the foremost authority on early textiles and fabrics in the country and a letter from her regarding the analysis of textiles and thread in this flag, again affirm that is was Civil War made and used. Framed behind glass in a 26″ x 38″ plain walnut frame. CONDITION: Light stains but no tears. 4-46173 (22,500-27,000)

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1667

CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL SILK “BIBLE” FLAG AND DIARY. A small silk flag typical of these made for soldiers by loved ones to carry off to war. These flags found in many forms and in varying sizes are documented as being carried into the field by many patriotic Confederate soldiers. Often folded and placed in the soldier’s Bible in battle they were a symbol of honor and country. This example is particularly nice measuring 15″ x 8.75″ of red, white and blue silk very finely sewn and of high quality. The First National Pattern Confederate flag has three broad stripes, two red at top and bottom and one horizontally positioned in the center. The canton is of bright blue silk with eleven large 5-point stars painted in bright gold paint arranged in a circle. The fly is neatly hemmed as is the haft side with two flat red ribbon ties sewn at top and bottom and one white ribbon tie in the center. Accompanying the flag is an associated small leather covered pocket diary embossed “Diary/1864” within a small wreath on the outer flap. The diary is largely blank except for the pencil inscription “Samuel A. Atmill/Washington/ADC/1864” on the front fly and a couple of later inscriptions in the back. A small flat stone is tucked in the back of the pouch. The group was found in a blue paperboard stationary box dating to period 1870-90 along with a length of twisted gold worsted cord. CONDITION: Excellent. The flag’s colors are very bright with no losses and just minor discoloration. Tiny bits of the gold paint are missing where the flag has been folded for many years. The diary is very good, edges of the leather cover are scuffed. The box containing the flag, diary and cord is a bit broken up. An extremely nice Confederate “Bible” flag which appears to be Civil War period by its construction and materials. 4-45516 (2,000-3,000)

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1668

CONFEDERATE FIRST NATIONAL GUIDON FRAGMENT. 25″ x 37″ three bar pennant with 16″ x 21-1/2″ blue canton with eight stars. Only 3″ of the tails remain. This fragment has been sewn to a piece of brown burlap, probably for display in a Massachusetts GAR post. This is supported by a marking in the center of the flag “3rd/Va. Cav./Post #8 Mass./G.A.R. 1888”. A letter from Howard Madaus confirms the originality of this flag and indicates that the 3rd Virginia Cavalry had an encounter with the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry at Aldie, Virginia, 17 June 1863. Copies of pages of the book on the 3rd confirm this. In addition a letter from noted textile authority Fonda Thompsen also accompanies this lot. Her analysis also confirms the age and authenticity of the flag. CONDITION: Many holes. Very fragile cloth requiring the burlap backing. 4-45911 FS727 (10,000-20,000)

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1669

LOT OF TWO FLAGS: REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE AND WWII GREAT SEAL BANNER. The first is the canton from a U.S. Pattern 1841 Revenue Cutter Service (later U.S. Coast Guard) flag being a dark blue flag measuring 43″ X 56″. The dark blue cotton bunting is cut-out with a large spread winged American eagle and shield sewn in and an arch of 13 stars above. The eagle is of white linen and is undecorated except for an embroidered black eye and the shield on its breast done in red, white and blue. The rail of the shield has three stars upon it, one large in the center flanked by two smaller. This flag conforms to the 1841 regulations for the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service for the blue canton. Three edges of the canton are finished and one edge, where the red and white striped portion was attached is unfinished and a bit frayed. CONDITION: Very good, all colors are bright although the white eagle has faded to a cream color with several light stains. This flag is the canton only, the red and white striped portion has been lost. The second is a World War II period American banner displaying the Great Seal of the United States and measuring 61.5″ X 32″. Made of silk and embroidered, the blue banner has 13 embroidered stars positioned in a circle. Within the stars is a white circle having the Great Seal of the United States fully embroidered in silk upon it in full color. CONDITION: Good, the blue silk flag has severely faded to a mottled purple color. The embroidery is quite nice retaining strong colors. The entire banner is backed with white cotton. 4-47331-174 47331-175 CW (1,200-1,800)

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1671

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG. An exceptional American flag from the early Civil War Period with 34 stars (1860-62) having the stars in the canton arranged in a co-centric circle pattern. The flag measures 53″ X 65″ with a 28″ square dark blue canton. The flag is made entirely of red, white and blue bunting. The stars are arranged in the canton with a large single star in the center and two co-centric circles with the remaining 33 stars. The stars are white cotton and separately applied. A magnificent small sized Civil War flag, perfect for display. CONDITION: Very good. The flag is in wonderful condition with strong colors, a few period repairs and some small holes and areas where the bunting has worn thin. One star on the left face of the canton has been replaced during its period of use. 4-47331-176 CW (2,000-2,500)

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1671A.

AMERICAN CENTENNIAL 13-STAR FLAG. Manufactured of wool bunting with a canvas haft, brass grommets and separately applied white cotton stars. The canton displays 13 five-pointed stars in a circle, all else is standard. The flag measures 5 feet X 7 feet. This flag is typical of many manufactured during America’s 1876 celebration of the centenary of the Declaration of Independence. CONDITION: Good, the flag shows heavy use, with some holes and losses to the body. The canton is strong and retains its dark blue color with applied white stars, now yellowed with age. The white stripes are quite discolored being a medium to dark gray. Some later repairs are evident. A very nice flag showing appropriate age and color. 4-47331-177 CW (1,500-2,000)

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1671B.

LOT OF FIVE 19TH CENTURY PRINTED AMERICAN FLAGS. A very nice collection of small, easy to frame American flags, all printed on cotton and dating from the 1870’s through the turn of the century. 1) Measures 12″ X 17″ printed red, white and blue with 42 stars in 6 rows of seven each. CONDITION: Very good, colors are strong, light staining beneath the canton. 2) Measures 24″ X 39″ printed red, white and blue with 39 stars, three rows of six each and three rows of seven each. The stars in the rows of six are slightly larger. CONDITION: Good, reds and whites are strong, the blue canton has faded to gray. Fly is a bit tattered. 3) Measures 17″ X 25″ printed red, white and blue with 44 stars, four rows of seven each and two rows of 8 each. Ink is heavy causing some creasing on red stripes and blue canton. CONDITION: Very good, colors are very strong, one tear with no loss, light staining to fly. 4) Measures 11.5″ X 18″ printed red, white and blue with 45 stars, three rows of 8 and three rows of seven. CONDITION: Very good, a couple of minor tears on haft where flag was obviously affixed to a stick. 5) Measures 18.5″ X 33″ printed red, white and blue with 45 stars, three rows of seven each and three rows of eight each. Alternating stars in rows are tipped on point. CONDITION: Excellent, colors are extremely bright and strong, very sharp. 4-47331-178 CW (1,200-1,800)

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1671C.

WORLD WAR II KRIEGSMARINE FLAG. German Nazi naval flag measuring 4′ 3″ X 7′ 9″. Manufactured of printed cotton bunting red, white and black. The swastika is black within a central circle with a square black and white cross circumventing the center. The upper left quadrant displays the Iron Cross. The top and bottom are bound in six stitched rows of thread, the fly bound with eight rows. The haft is of heavy canvas with a braided rope. The canvas is stamped by the manufacturer “Witte K.G./Munchen” at the bottom and at the top “Kr. Fl. 150 X 250″ A Nazi inspector’s stamp (eagle and swastika surmounting an “M”) appears stamped at the top of the canvas haft. Appears to be authentic in every way. CONDITION: Colors are bright, the flag shows very little use and is lightly stained here and there. 4-47331-179 CW (2,000-2,500)

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1671D.

GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES SILK FLAG. Dating to the first half of the 20trh century, this black silk flag has the Great Seal of the United States applied in the center. The flag measures 34″ X 56″, the haft is sewn in a sleeve to receive a pole. Top, bottom and fly are all bound with a medium brown or bronze colored rope fringe. The eagle, stars and cloudburst are all separately applied and made of finely stitched cotton. The red, white and blue shield is made of stitched silk. CONDITION: Fair, the silk body of the flag displays many splits and fractures, although the flag holds together well. The fringe is in good condition, and the applied seal is lightly discolored but still retains good color. 4-47331-180 CW (300-500)

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1672

IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF APPROX. 200 CIVIL WAR AUTOGRAPHS. This is a fantastic album. It is a scrapbook containing approx. 200 small embossed cards, each one containing the signature and usually other information of Civil War veterans. The signatures included in this scrapbook read at times like a “who’s who” list of Civil War Union personnel. The list includes such people as President William McKinley, President Benjamin Harrison, Buffalo Bill Cody, Joshua Chamberlain and Thomas Bracket Reed. Other signatures include those of 20 Civil War Generals, 3 Navy Admirals and a Captain and 13 past Commander’s in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. There is also a signature from a crew member of the USS Kearsarge who was a Medal of Honor winner and quite a few signatures of soldiers from various Maine Regiments and then there are about 40 soldiers from other state regiments according to the list. A tremendous collection of signatures. There were probably accumulated over a period of two or three years, starting around 1900, judging by the dates from the signatures, and were probably collected at major G.A.R. meetings because there were some very famous personages attending. In addition to this scrapbook of these wonderful signatures there is also a loose-leaf binder containing additional information and background on many of the more famous personages whose signatures are included in the scrapbook. Included are photocopies of pages from what appears to be a very exhaustive Civil War book. These photocopies are highlighted and are accompanied by photocopies of the original signature cards. There are at least 30 of these cards that are duplicated and are accompanied by some addition information. SIZE: The autograph cards are approx. 2-1/2″ by 4″ and they are pasted into the scrapbook, eight to a page. CONDITION: The scrapbook was made of paper that probably has a rather high acid content since there is some brittleness and losses at the edge of the pages. The cards appear to have been printed on nicer, acid free paper and they are remarkably bright and clean even after all these years. The scrapbook is cloth-bound with some gold embossing and the cover is in OK shape. Shows wear and use. Many of the interior pages are loose and clipped on the edges. For a collector of historical signatures, this scrapbook is a virtual treasure trove of autographs. 8-87116 (7,500-10,000)

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1673

RARE LARGE CHROMOLITH PLATEBOOK “SPORT OR FISHING AND SHOOTING”. This large format book edited by A. C. Gould and published by Bradlee Whidden in Boston, 1889 is a terrific old colorful depiction of sporting scenes from the late 19th Century. The book features 15 large chromolithograph sporting scenes by some of the most famous sporting artists of the day. Including A. B. Frost, Henry Sandham, F. H. Taylor, F. S. Cozzens, Frederick Remington, R. F. Zogbaum and S. F. Denton. These large plates depict salmon fishing, trout fishing, bass fishing, waterfowl hunting, big game hunting and all of the plates were taken from actual watercolors by these various artists. Each of these plates would be wonderful for framed illustrations. SIZE: 22″ h x 16″ w. CONDITION: The cover is damaged, stained and soiled. The interior has foxing on most of the pages and some staining on the inside back cover. Remarkably however, all of the chromolithograph plates still have their glassine protective coverings and thus the illustrations are almost all in excellent condition. The only exception is the very last one depicting elk, which has some staining on the white margin, (does not go into the image of the picture). This book has always been a very desirable book because of its terrific sporting illustrations. 4-47091 (3,000-4,000)

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1674

LOT OF MOSTLY MILITARY ITEMS. Including 4-pc tin mess kit, 5-1/4″x8-1/2″ nesting rectangular tins with wire handles on two. – Very good. Tin box containing half of an alcohol burner, two of the support pcs. are missing. 1860 officers belt with sword straps and buckle. – Two thirds of the German silver overlay is missing. Belt and sword leathers are cracked and flaking. A frame containing five brass letters from a stencil kit. A New Testament by the American Bible Society in 1862 with Ohio names written inside the front cover, heavy foxing on the end papers, otherwise very good. “NG” cartridge box from Watervliet Arsenal for .45-70. US cartridge box for same, poor condition. Flat pouch for dispatches, poor condition. U.S. stamp, battered. Piece of chain, cast caltrop, seven excavated bullets, a knife, fork and spoon, all fair to good. 4-46987 FS390 (400-800)

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1675

TIN CANTEEN. Appears to be made out of 7″ pie pans with 1-3/4″ riveted tin band between them. Well made, possibly Confederate. CONDITION: Does not show much use, but is very dirty. FS800 4-47581 (500-800)

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1676

FRENCH CUIRASSEURS BREASTPLATE. NSN. Dated 1839, but most other markings partially obscured by rust on the back. CONDITION: Front has been cleaned and has a pleasing appearance. FS904 4-46122 (750-1,250)

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1677

FRENCH BREASTPLATE. SN 313. Marked (in French), Made in August of 1876. CONDITION: Fine. Front has been cleaned. 4-46123 (450-650)

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1678

PATRIOTIC FOLDING KNIFE. 4-1/8″ diamond-shaped blade marked “JAMES/RODGERS” on the left ricasso. Silver handles are embossed with eagles on the crossguard, vines, flowers etc. elsewhere. Embossed scales appear to be silver, although they are not hallmarked. CONDITION: Fine. Blade appears to have been polished with some faint pitting remaining. FS790 4-47556 (2,000-3,000)

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1679

PATRIOTIC FOLDING KNIFE. 4-1/2″ diamond-shaped blade marked “JOSEPH ELLIOT /SHEFFIELD” on the left ricasso. German silver crossguard has embossed leaves and a banner reading “LIBERTY AND UNION” on both sides. CONDITION: Light pitting on the blade. Left horn scale is broken through the second rivet. 4-47557 FS789 (1,000-1,500)

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1680

FINE NAVY DRESS HAT WITH JAPANNED ORIGINAL TIN BOX. By H. V. Allien & Co. New York, and so marked inside the hat and on the Japanned tin box. 4-45918 FS468 (1,000-2,000)

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1680A.

NAVAL TELESCOPE. 15-1/4″ single draw scope with extendible sunshade made by “E & E. Emanuel,/by Appointment to Her Majesty,/3, The Hard, Portsea” on the drawtube. Also engraved “J. G. Ede R. N.” on the rear German silver ring. Tube is covered with cord-bound canvas that has been varnished. CONDITION: Minor dents on case but still functional. FS793 4-47576 (400-600)

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1681

CANADIAN MILITIA OFFICERS CHAPEAU & EPAULETS. They were purchased in Rochester, New York, but the style and silver and gold wire beaver rosette identifies it as Canadian. CONDITION: Worn along the top edges. The silk binding is worn for 2/3rds of its length and the crown is worn through to the base of the material. The epaulets are very dirty and the padding is disintegrating. 4-46120 FS748 (400-800)

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1682

FRENCH ENLISTEDMAN’S BLACK FELT BICORN-TYPE CHAPEAU. A standard French army infantry dress hat of the style dating to the period 1850-70. A black felt hat with the front and back brim tipped up and formed around the body of the crown. The hat is decorated by a red, silver and blue silk cockade with white feather pom-pom. The interior is lined with unmarked dark green polished cotton and has a 2.5″ high thin leather sweat band. CONDITION: The hat shows medium wear with staining to the sweat band and interior lining. The felt is strong but has minor cracks and light chipping at the edge of the brim. The crown is a bit weak. 4-46111 (700-900)

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1683

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY SHORT JACKET AND 1864 SOLDIER’S DIARY: GEORGE COOK, COMPANY E, 13TH NEW YORK HEAVY ARTILLERY. Regulation dark blue wool U.S. artillery uniform short jacket having a 12-button front with red worsted tape decoration at collar, cuffs, jacket front and bottom and back. The jacket is lined in a coarsely woven brown wool fabric, sleeves are lined with unbleached linen. Right sleeve lining displays the size number “2″ and the remainder of the jacket is unmarked (no inspector’s marks, ordnance or depot markings). The jacket is accompanied by a small soldier’s diary partially filled out for the beginning of the year 1864. The contents are most illegible, in period pencil and ink, however the soldier’s identification is clearly marked as follows: “Address geo Cook/Co E 13 Heavy artillery/Fort Schuyler/N.Y.” The diary is accompanied by a small notarized note dated September 1999 which states that the diary and jacket were purchased together. It is unlikely that the two began their life as a pair. The uniform jacket is a typical example of an unissued surplus jacket. The group contains photocopied records from the National Archives for George Cook. CONDITION: The uniform jacket is in superb condition having little or no mothing, retaining excellent color with only a few separated interior seams. Two button from the front of the jacket are separated but tied and pinned on the interior. The diary is in fair to poor condition, with pages missing, cover tattered and mostly illegible. 4-47031 (2,500-2,750)

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1684

EARLY AMERICAN MILITIA OFFICER’S BICORN DRESS HAT. A very early example of an American bicorn militia officer’s hat dated to the period 1815-25, and possibly earlier. Made of beaver felt with a narrow tarred linen edge binding. The front has three sets of two black twisted cord decorations arranged in a fan style. A black silk ribbon cockade adorns the left side surmounted by a brass die stamped spread winged American eagle and two flat gilt cord ribbons running up and over the edge of the hat. The interior has a beaver felt band about 2.5″ high and the entire interior (including the band) is covered in unbleached linen. The hat measures 9″ tall and 20.5″ from point to point. CONDITION: The entire surface shows wear and all of the hair on the beaver felt is worn smooth giving the hat a leather-like appearance. The edge binding is very good, the cord decoration a bit tattered (one cord has been lost) as is the interior lining which has one hole in the crown and some separation at the edges. Overall the bicorn presents a very aged but strong appearance. A nice example of an early Federal period militia officers hat. 4-46108 CW (3,500-4,000)

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1685

LOT OF ELEVEN CIVIL WAR LETTERS, TINTYPE AND SERVICE CERTIFICATE. “I had my flag staff shot off and eleven holes shot through the flag” – 6/12/62, Chickahony, Virginia. Alexander Katon was sergeant of the color guard, Co. B 11th Maine. Excellent content from the Virginia campaigns. Includes a tintype of him in uniform wearing his sword and a large cabinet view of his wife. A certificate of service with engraved signature of Joshua Chamberlain, framed. Descriptions of battles, casualties, camps and scenes along the road. Letters are legible and many have envelopes. Slight yellowing. Additional related letters and a tribute letter (“the Color Bearer 11th Reg. Maine Vol. at the Battle of Fair Oaks. A brave soldier. Honest man and a Christian citizen.”) among them. CONDITION: Generally good. 4-45441 (1,500-2,500)

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1686

FRAMED PRINT OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. With clipped pencil autograph “For May Anderson/GenlGacCuster/am. mst” CONDITION: Slightly dirty, the frame and matting are fine. 4-46155 FS510 (1,000-1,500)

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1687

WALTHAM POCKET WATCH WITH KKK FOB. The Fob is a Maltese cross 15/16″ square of what appears to be 14kt gold with a center 5/8″ gold medallion with blue cloisonné background having three conjoined triangles containing the letters C, B & F. The letter C is on yellow background, B on red and F on blue. The three spaces in between the triangles have a sword, an axe and a dagger. The top of the cross is mounted with a gold skull and crossbones with ruby eyes. Attached to a gold filled chain, which is attached to a 7-jewel 12-size pocket watch with dbl. hinged back and has a hinged front with fleur di lis and Moorish patterns on the dial. CONDITION: The Fob shows light wear with some small nicks on the back. Chain is fine, watch runs and the decoration on the back cover shows light to modest wear. 4-46976 JR537 (400-700)

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1689

WESTERN HOLSTER FOR LARGE REVOLVER. 2-3/4″ wide canvas belt with leather attaching pieces is riveted to the holster, which appears to have had a Starr Army revolver in it. Formerly in the Gerald Fox collection. CONDITION: Canvas is dirty and the leather is flaked but still supple. 4-47589 FS803 (800-1,200)

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1690

FINE KM HOLSTER RIG. Marked with crown over “KM” on holster, extra cylinder container and the capper. The number “943” is on the belt loop for the holster and “99” is on the belt loop for the extra cylinder container. CONDITION: Leather has minor cracks but has been treated. Stitching is loose between the extra cylinder container and the holster. 4-47587 FS802 (1,000-2,000)

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1691

A FINE MILITIA OFFICERS CARTRIDGE POUCH AND SHOULDER STRAP. Ca. 1812. The leather box with brass trim only has room for one row of cartridges. -3/16″ wide leather shoulder strap has silver wire braid with three blue wire stripes running the whole length. Decorated with gold plated brass eagle on the lid of the box, a shield with eagle chained to a lion’s nose, a buckle and a clasp as well as four buttons. CONDITION: Fine with light cracking on the leather of the box and some flaking along the hinge. Leather on the belt is dry but still supple. Silver and blue wire braid is fine with wear only on the back at one button. 4-46009 FS522 (3,000-5,000)

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1692

LATE SPANISH MORION. Quite large; 8-1/2″ dia. The rivets for the headband are fancy six-lobed flowers. CONDITION: Interior has heavy heat scale with some rust. Exterior has been cleaned and varnished. Pinecone cartouche at the front is sharp. FS794 4-47579 (500-1,000)

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1693

McLELLANS SADDLE COMPLETE WITH ISSUE BLANKET. This is the model 1874 and is marked on the pintle, “11-1/2″ SEAT”. Blanket is a reproduction. CONDITION: Rear stitching is loose on both sides and the leather on the straps and stirrups is slightly cracked but all leather has been treated and is still supple. FS911 4-46029 (800-1,200)

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1694

FRAMED PHOTO PRINT OF GENERAL JESSE LEE RENO. This large photo print depicts the same Jesse Lee Reno whose sword we sold in our March 2001 auction. This sword was, of course, the fabulous Ames jewel presentation sword which, at the time, set World Record for an Ames sword. The gold plated cased sword was presented post-humorously to Reno after his death at South Mountain on Sept. 14, 1862. This photo print was in fact part of the same family lot, acquired at the same auction at the time the sword was acquired. It is in an oval frame with a New York label on the back. SIZE: 12″x 9″. CONDITION: Print is fine, some minor scratching to the finish on the frame otherwise generally good. FS784 4-47586 (200-400)

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1695

LATE 19TH CENTURY SNARE DRUM. With no visible markings or decorations except five-pointed stars on the leather sliders. CONDITION: Generally good. Two pin holes in the top head. The black and brown varnish finish is probably not the original. Two sets of sticks and a chamois beater accompany the lot. FS899 4-46030 (400-600)

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1696

CIVIL WAR OFFICERS FIELD DESK. 30″ w x 19-3/4′ h X11″ d with drop down lid with the initials “KFF” stenciled on the front. The center drawer inside is marked “KEEP OUT/USCT 60/INF./SURGEON”. “KFF” has been identified as Knowles F. Freeman who served with the 60th Iowa Infantry from its inception until June 1864 when it was assigned to the 7th Corp in Arkansas. The 60th Infantry was a black regiment with the “USCT” stencil standing for “US Colored Troops”. Besides the marked center drawer, the interior contains another identical drawer unmarked, two large compartments, and eight small compartments. A similar stencil is on the back of the chest. There is a large lot of papers identifying the unit. CONDITION: Generally good with about 6″ of the molding missing on the top and numerous dents and scratches along the edges. Very dirty but should clean good. FS905 4-46167 (1,000-1,500)

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1696A.

SCARCE CIVIL WAR TYPE FOLDING CAMPAIGN TABLE. 33″ x 34″ x 30-1/4″ high (when opened) and folds into a 4″ x 16-1/2″ x 34″ package. CONDITION: Very good with some minor cracks due to dried wood. 9-92431 (1,500-3,000)

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1696B.

LARGE VANDEMAN STRONG BOX. This 20″ x 20″ x 38″ long box is formed out of steel and bound by oak with steel reinforcements on the corners. Front corners have 1/2″ holes drilled through top to bottom to fasten by bolt or riveting. Lockable bolts were originally offered with these strong boxes, but they are no longer present with this. These were designed for carrying gold bouillon and have large two-handed steel handles on each end as well as the 1/2″ oak stays so that four to six people could assist in carrying. This box is associated with the Colorado Midland Railroad around the turn of the 20th century. It was patented July 13, 1897 by the Vanderman Manufacturing Company of Willimantic, Connecticut. CONDITION: Very good with moderate wear on the bottom and rust-brown patina on all the metal. FS908 4-46157 (1,000-1,500)

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