Spring 2007 Firearm Auction
Another Outstanding Success at $7,483,735!

Auction: March 12 & 13, 2007

Preview: March 9-11, 2007

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

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NORTH MODEL 1811 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 69. NSN. 8-3/4” bbl. Marked with a spread winged eagle over, “U.STATES.” in front of hammer, “S NORTH / BERLIN, / CON.” vertically at rear of lock. Bbl has a large sunken cartouche with an eagle head over “CT” above a “V” upper left at rear. There is also a “V / FHR” on left flat of stock. Simeon North had a contract to make 2,000 of these pistols but an undetermined number of them were made with bbl band. Lockplate is marked “L” inside and all parts have assembly letter “Q” including hammer, frizzen and external screws and all internal parts. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina with light surface rust and pitting overall. Wood is very good. Mechanically fine. 4-30960 FS168 (10,000-15,000)

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NORTH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 56. NSN. 9” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lock. No inspector marks visible on left side of stock although remains of cartouche do show. Lock has been reconverted. Inspector marks on bbl have been removed. CONDITION: Traces of orig brown remain on front half of bbl, mostly light to moderate pitting elsewhere. There are minor cracks at rear lockplate screw. Ramrod is a replacement. Mechanically good. 4-30962 FS171 (1,800-2,500)

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NORTH MODEL 1819 MARTIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 56. NSN. 10” rnd bbl. Standard North markings on lockplate. Dated 1822 at tail of lockplate. There is a faint cartouche on left side of stock. Ramrod is a replacement. Top jaw and screw are replacements. CONDITION: Gray patina with light-to-moderate pitting. Stock shows several cracks and repairs. Mechanically good. 4-30485 FS76 (1,500-2,000)

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4
Revised: 3/10/2007

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1806 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 56. SN 1695. 10” rnd bbl. Dated 1808 on tail of lockplate, other markings are standard. “V / JS” cartouche on left side of stock. Ramrod has been replaced. There is also a “US” at base of grip between triggerguard and butt cap. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with very light pitting except at muzzle where it is slightly heavier. There is a short crack at rear lockplate screw and another on left side of forearm running from front lockplate screw through bbl wedge to bbl band. Mechanically fine. 4-30268 FS103 (9,000-10,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL. Cal. 67. NSN. 9-5/16” rnd bbl. Made in the style of a light dragoon pistol with no visible markings. Lock is crudely made with no bridle installed on the interior, although there are holes drilled for it. Possibly American Revolutionary Period, but the wood has not been tested. Front lockplate screw is replaced. Ramrod is broken. CONDITION: Heavy crusty rust overall with dark patina on brass. Forearm is cracked with some slivers missing; otherwise stock is good. Mechanically good. 4-30882 FS75 (1,500-2,000)

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RARE HENRY MODEL 1826 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 58. NSN. 8-5/8” rnd bbl. Marked, “J.J . HENRY. / BOULTON” on lockplate in front of hammer and “LS US / P” the last in a sunken cartouche. Lock is a reconversion using new parts. Belt hook appears to be orig. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned but light pitting remains overall. Stock has been broken through lock, repaired and refinished with a new crack from triggerguard to ramrod. Mechanically good. 4-30964 FS165 (4,000-5,000)

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EVANS MODEL 1826 NAVY FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 56. NSN. 8-5/8” rnd bbl. Marked, “eaglehead / W.L. EVANS / V.FORGE” on lockplate in front of hammer and “1831 / USN” vertically at rear. Bbl is marked “CI / USN / P” at the rear. No inspector marks are visible on wood. Belt hook is a replacement. There are a variety of initials on lock parts, external and internal. Touchhole appears to be bushed. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with some signs of cleaning on bbl. Stock has been repaired and sanded with much of the grip straps exposed. Mechanically good. 4-30966 FS164 (5,000-8,000)

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NORTH MODEL 1826 NAVY PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-5/8” rnd bbl. Marked, “U.S. / S.NORTH” on lockplate in front of hammer, there is no eagle. Dated “1827” at rear of lockplate. Top of bbl is marked ”US / AH / P”, the last in a sunken cartouche. There is an “EY” cartouche on left side of stock above belt hook. CONDITION: Excellent. Retaining about 80% orig brown on bbl and backstrap. Traces of casehardening pattern on lock. Mostly gray patina with light surface rust and pitting elsewhere. There is a short hairline crack at rear lockplate screw with some signs of cleaning in the area, otherwise stock is fine. 4-30965 FS167 (5,000-8,000)

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WATERS MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 56. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard Waters markings dated “1837” on lockplate. Standard bbl markings. Crisp “FA” and “HKC” cartouches on left side of stock. Various inspector initials on other parts. CONDITION: Fine. The bbl and furniture show very light cleaning. Lock and bbl tang show considerable case hardening pattern with colors in protected places. Stock has minor dents and scratches. 4-30963 FS166 (1,500-2,000)

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JOHNSON MODEL 1836 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard 4-line Johnson marking on lockplate in front of hammer dated 1840. Patch inspector mark on bbl is clear, but 2 cartouches on stock are unreadable. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light-to-moderate pitting. Stock has been cleaned and re-oiled. Mechanically good. 4-30291 FS102 (1,000-1,500)

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NORTH MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 56. NSN. 9-1/8” rnd bbl. Lock markings are not clear. Ramrod is a replacement. There is considerable work at tip of forearm. Lock is a fair reconversion using new parts. CONDITION: Gray patina with light-to-moderate pitting. Stock has numerous cracks. Mechanically good. 4-30484 (750-1,250)

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Revised: 3/10/2007

UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 70. NSN. 10-5/16” rnd bbl. There are no readable markings on lock or bbl. A partially readable marking on thumb piece is dated “A10.1762” Ramrod and front pipe have been replaced.. CONDITION: Gray-to-brown patina with light-to-moderate pitting on bbl and lock, dark patina on brass. Stock has been broken through lock and repaired with areas of fill. 4-30883 (2,000-2,500)

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KETLAND LIGHT DRAGOON PISTOL. Cal. 66. NSN. 9-3/16” rnd bbl. Marked “KETLAND” at tail of lock with a George III cipher in front of hammer. “S / IT” is carved in left side of stock. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with some signs of cleaning. Minor chips and cracks at rear of stock. Left side of forearm has been replaced. Mechanically good. 4-30342 (1,000-2,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED ISLAMIC PISTOL. Cal. 66. NSN. 12-1/2” part oct bbl. This is a better quality pistol, probably with continental lock and bbl. Bbl has an overlaid devil’s head on top along with borders of brass. Silver triggerguard, butt cap, bbl bands and sideplate all have Farsi hallmarks. Star and plant silver inlays do not have marks. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina on bbl and lock, moderate patina on silver. Stock is cracked at front of lock with chips at ears of butt cap, which are also missing small pieces. 4-30443 (1,000-1,500)

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TRYON FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-5/8″ rnd bbl. The engraved lockplate is marked “TRYON”. The military style bbl has a “P” proofmark at the rear. Military style iron triggerguard and buttcap. The two bbl wedges have silver-plated brass escutcheons. Fair reconversion using military style parts. The ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth gray/brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. Wood has three repaired cracks at the grip and another at the front bbl wedge. Mechanically good. 4-57985 (2,000-3,000)

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PENDRILL QUEEN ANNE FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 65. NSN. 6-3/4” rnd bbl. Engraved “I / PENDRILL” on lockplate. Grotesque butt cap, triggerguard and thumb plate are brass. The last is engraved “Thos Hall / ESQ.r”. London proofmarks on bbl have been partially polished away. CONDITION: Gray patina with signs of cleaning on all iron parts. Brass shows slight wear. Wood is good with slight wear on edges. Mechanically good. Rifled bbl is lightly pitted. 4-30444 FS56 (2,000-3,000)

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PISTOR FLINTLOCK HOLSTER PISTOL. Cal. 60. NSN. 7-3/4” rnd rifled bbl with sights. Marked “T.W.Pistor” in front of hammer on lightly engraved lockplate. Engraved brass mounts. Stock is relief carved at bbl tang around lockplate and between triggerguard and tailpipe. Pistor worked in Schmalkalden, Thuringia, Germany. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with light pitting. Brass has a mellow patina. Stock work is fine with minor dents. Mechanically fine. 4-30445 FS77 (2,500-3,000)

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CONTINENTAL FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUS PISTOL. Cal. 60. NSN. 6-5/8” part oct oval bore bbl. No markings. Large sliding safety at rear of hammer. Stock has relief carving at rear of tang and silver wire inlay beyond that. CONDITION: Gray patina with scattered spots of light surface rust. Forearm has been repaired and stock refinished. Mechanically good. 4-30446 FS78 (2,000-3,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUS PISTOL. Cal. 60. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Marked “PORTO / 1800” at rear of lockplate with “JPR” monogram on lockplate in front of hammer. Remains of a proofmark are on upper left rear of bbl. Styling is English. Size of muzzle makes ramrod nonfunctional and there is no furniture at rear of stock. CONDITION: All metal shows signs of cleaning with some blue being added to bbl. Stock is also cleaned and re-oiled. 4-30442 (1,000-1,500)

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CAZES FLINTLOCK BLUNDERBUS PISTOL. Cal. 50. NSN. 5-1/4” part oct bbl. Lockplate is marked “Cazes / a Toulouse”. There are 3 indistinct sunken cartouches at rear of bbl and gold damascene work on upper 3 flats at rear of bbl. Stock has silver wire inlay around bbl tang and along ears of butt cap. Ramrod is missing. Hammer is possibly a replacement, as it is slightly larger than the corresponding outline on the lockplate. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina on bbl and lock, mostly brown on triggerguard and butt cap with light-to-moderate pitting on the latter. Wood is good. Mechanically fine. 4-30449 FS83 (1,750-2,750)

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UNIDENTIFIED ITALIAN MIQUELETTE PISTOL. Cal. 42. NSN 4” rnd bbl. Bbl has bands at rear, decorations and a short rib. Furniture is brass with sculpted areas including busts of men and women. Burl walnut stock is relief carved around lockplate, sideplate, and bbl tang. Ramrod has brass tip and steel ball puller. CONDITION: Gray patina on bbl and lock. Brass furniture has a mellow patina. Wood has been cleaned and waxed. Mechanically good. 4-31004 FS193 (1,500-2,500)

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PAIR OF DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOLS. Cal. 45. NSN. 3-7/16” rnd bbls. These pistols are unmarked, undoubtedly continental. Stocks are inlaid with silver wire. CONDITION: Both pistols have considerable chemically applied Damascus finish on bbls and frames. Top plates of frames are casehardened and retain about 80% of this finish. Stock on one has a short crack on left side and both are missing considerable silver wire. Mechanically good. 4-30438 FS62 (2,000-3,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED DOUBLE BARREL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 44. NSN. 2-1/2” ribbed bbls cast as one piece with brass frame. Right pan has sliding cover operated by a switch on right side of frame. Plugged holes in same position on left side of frame. Proofmarks on bottom of bbls simulating the positioning of British proofmarks on frame and bbl. Tips of bottom bbl rib and ramrod are missing. CONDITION: Brass has been polished in the past but it has now toned to a dark spotty patina. Grip has minor dents and scratches. Two action screws are missing but safety and lock mechanism are still functioning. 4-30289 FS70 (800-1,200)

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23A

ENGRAVED SILVER GORGET. Engraved with the British Royal Crest under “ROYAL SHERWOOD FORESTERS” and over “XLV”. Inside of Gorget is tarnished like silver but is not hallmarked as it would be if it was solid. 4-30434 FS112 (1,250-1,750)

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23B

SILVER OFFICER’S CROSS BELT PLATE, 2ND CANADIAN REGIMENT “CONGRESS’S OWN”. This belt plate is of very high quality fabrication. Made of hand worked silver it forms a convex oval measuring 3.75” tall and 2.5” wide. On the reverse are two silver rnd studs and a pointed spike-like tongue. The face of the plate is engraved: “COR” in intertwined script letters. Surmounting the central engraving is the engraved motto “PRO ARIS ET FOCIS” arched at the top. Engraved at the bottom is the designation “1st”. The reverse of the plate shows distinctive peen markings from being hand made. The engraving is of extremely high quality. I am unable to provide conclusive evidence that this plate was made during the 18th C. While the silver exhibits a medium dark patina, the plate shows little or no wear and the presence of the “1st” designation at the bottom, is not consistent with the names and numbers associated with the 2nd Canadian Regiment during this period. The cipher “COR” and the Latin motto are associated with the 2nd Canadian Regiment also known informally as “Congress’s Own” and “Hazen’s Regiment. This regiment was raised on January 20, 1776 at Montreal, Quebec for service with the Continental Army under the command of Colonel Moses Hazen. They would see action at the Battle of Trois-Rivières, Battle of Brandywine, Battle of Germantown and the Battle of Yorktown. During the winter of 1778-1779 the men were in winter quarters in Redding, Connecticut. The regiment was disbanded November 15, 1783 at West Point, New York. The histories of this regiment, including some historical depictions of their uniforms are well documented for their service to Washington’s army during the American Revolution. CONDITON: Excellent. Little or no wear. 4-30433 CW5 (500-1,000)

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BELGIAN FLINTLOCK DOUBLE BARREL PISTOL WITH BAYONET. Cal. 44. NSN. 3” ribbed bbls. 3” triangular bayonet folds under bbls when not in use and is retained by sliding triggerguard. Frame is lightly engraved with dogs on both sides. Walnut grip has skip line checking with silver nails at crossings and silver wire inlay around edges. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting. Top grip screw is missing as well as some wire inlay. There is a repaired crack on left side of grip. Mechanically good. 4-30421 FS73 (1,000-2,000)

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JOVER BOXLOCK FLINTLOCK PISTOL WITH BAYONET. Cal. 48. NSN. 1-11/16” rnd bbl. Marked “JOVER” on left side of frame. The “LONDON” marking on right side of frame has been defaced by adding the 2-1/4” triangular snap bayonet. There are proofmarks on bottom of frame but not on bbl. Proofmarks are not London. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light-to-moderate pitting overall. Grips have varnish over dents and scratches. 4-30420 FS85 (800-1,200)

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RICHARDS DOUBLE BARREL TAP ACTION FLINTLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 42. NSN. 1-5/16” rnd bbls. Marked “JCW / Richards” on left side of engraved frame, “LONDON” on the right. Tap on left side of receiver seals off bottom bbl for sgl shot firing. Top bbl is #1; bottom bbl is #2. There are London proofmarks on frame but none on bbls. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light surface rust and pitting. Minor dents and scratches on wood. Mechanically fine. 4-30288 FS72 (450-650)

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PAIR OF NOCK FLINTLOCK BOXLOCK PISTOLS. Cal. 46. NSN. 1-3/4” rnd bbls. Both pistols are marked “H.NOCK” on left sides of frame, “LONDON” on right. Both have Birmingham proofmarks. Copper thumb plates are replacements. CONDITION: Gray patina with light-to-moderate pitting. Grips have minor dents. Mechanically good. 4-30437 FS97 (1,250-1,750)

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FINE FERGUSON BREECHLOADING FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 71. NSN. 35-1/2” oct. bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “B” in script on lockplate, “Newark” on top of bbl behind rear sight. Two crown over crossed scepters proofmarks on upper left flat of bbl. Triggerguard turns to left to open breech. There is light border and floral scroll engraving on the metal parts. Bbl key escutcheons and thumbplate are silver. Fancy rear sight has single leaf with half moon cut in center and a dished top. Base has a solid blade with a V-notch. Front sight has a blade on a dovetail base. Rifled with 10 deep square cut grooves. This rifle is from the famous Roebling collection. Hickory ramrod has a trumpet tip at front and iron ball screw at rear. CONDITION: Fine with smooth gray patina overall. Faint traces of casehardening pattern on lock plate. Stock has a crack on right side of forearm at front bbl key. Mechanically fine. 4-30889 FS1 (27,500-45,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1840 FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd. Bbl, original flint. Standard markings on lockplate and bbl. Dated 1842 at rear of lock and on bbl tang. “NH” stamped on left flat of bbl. Oval cartouche on left side of stock is visible but not readable. 17-7/8” triangular bayonet is marked “U.S.” on top ricasso. Numerous assembly marks inside lockplate but the number “1” is repeated on all major parts, including the hammer and frizzen. The leather scabbard has brass fittings and a buff leather frog. CONDITION: Fine with light signs of cleaning on metal. Wood has light handling marks. Mechanically fine. Bayonet retains over one half of the finish. 4-30817 FS17 (3,000-5,000)

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FINE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 69 NSN. 42” rnd. Bbl, original flint. Walnut stock. Standard markings on lockplate and bbl. Dated 1830 on tail of lockplate and bbl tang. “ET” and “JH./ 3” oval cartouches on left side of stock with a “JS” inside an oval cartouche on bottom of stock behind “SI” inspector initials at rear of triggerguard. Numerous other initials appear on different parts. Inside of lockplate is marked “BH/N/CE” with “+”, “N”, “P” and “I” assembly marks on various parts inside lock, “+” only on external parts. The 16-3/8” triangular bayonet is marked “US” and is also finished in arsenal brown. Leather scabbard has brass fittings and a buff leather frog. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 80% arsenal brown finish. About one-half of the same finish appears on the other parts, case coloring on lock has turned dark. Stock has normal dents and gouges. Mechanically fine. Bayonet is bright. Tip of the scabbard is loose. 4-30816 (5,000-7,000)

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Revised: 2/20/2007

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1830 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. Standard Harpers Ferry marking vertically at rear of lockplate with date “1837” below. The date “1838” appears on bbl tang just behind the “V / 75” marking and standard proofmarks. “AR / V”, “V” and “J.A.S” inspector marks appear on the left flat of the stock. “V” proofmark also appears on left flat of bbl with “WB” on bottom of stock behind triggerguard. There are also various letters and numbers inside lockplate and lockplate cavity. CONDITION: Fine overall with metal cleaned to bright. There is a short crack at rear lockplate screw, otherwise normal dents and scratches on the wood. Mechanically fine. 4-30076 FS5 (7,500-1,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK TYPE IIMUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 45” rnd. Bbl, original flint. Walnut stock. Dated 1810 at rear of lockplate and tang of buttplate. Lock is marked “US” in script above an eagle and ‘SPRINGFIELD” in a downward arc. Standard “US” and inspector marks at rear of bbl with “US” script inspector mark on left side of stock. Initials “NH” have been scratched on right cheek of stock and “1. VT” is stamped on bottom of stock behind triggerguard. “x” assembly marks appear on all internal lock parts, hammer and external screws. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with spots of light surface rust and pitting. Stock has normal handling marks. Mechanically fine. There are wrench marks at rear of bbl. 4-30814 FS10 (5,000-7,000)

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Revised: 3/8/2007

U.S. SURCHARGED FIRST MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 73. NSN. 46-1/8” rnd. bbl. “TOWER” marking on lockplate is mostly removed. Faint traces of proofmarks and “U.S.” on top of breech remain on bbl. Right side of stock is heavily branded “U.STATES”. This marking does not show any wear. Ramrod and front sling swivel are modern aged replacements. 14” triangular bayonet is stamped “EN” on top flat and “WD” on socket. Bayonet slot is larger than stud on bbl. Accompanied by a booklet showing this musket on display at the Princeton Battlefield State Park. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall with normal handling marks. Mechanically good. 4-30812 FS19 (4,000-7,000)

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FINE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “SPRING / FIELD / 1830” vertically at rear of lockplate with eagle over “US” in front of hammer. Bbl tang is also dated 1830 to the rear of “F / C / 73” at the rear of bbl. Standard eagle head / V / P proofmarks are on upper left side of bbl at breech. “EB / 3” and “EG” oval cartouches are on left flat of stock. There is also a “JG” oval cartouche on bottom of stock along with “DC” inspector marks. CONDITION: Bbl, buttplate, triggerguard and bbl bands retain about 85% brown finish. Lockplate has bright case hardening. Wood has sharp edges. Ramrod is bright. 4-30077 FS7 (7,500-10,000)

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EXTREMELY FINE JOHNSON MODEL 1817 COMMON RIFLE. Cal. 56. NSN. 36” rnd. Bbl, original flint. Marked “U.S / R. & J.D.JOHNSON” in front of hammer. “1825 / MIDD N CONN” vertically at rear of lockplate. Date also appears on bbl tang with inspector marks “US / D / P / JW” upper left at rear of bbl, with “JW” repeated on left flat. A script “JW” oval cartouche appears on left flat of stock and “AW” is on bottom of stock to rear of triggerguard. Screwdriver tool are in patchbox. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint with minor handling marks.. About 85%-90% brown on bbl, buttplate, patchbox and triggerguard. Bright casehardening colors on lockplate, slightly dark on hammer. Ramrod and bbl bands are finished bright. 4-30826 FS14 (5,000-6,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE WHEELER FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 72. 44” rnd bbl. Marked “WHEELER’S.MANUFACTORY · 7A.VA RECT. HANOVER” on top of the bbl. There is a “P” inspector mark at the rear of the bbl but no other marks appear on the gun. Lock is finely converted with a repair to the sear and replacement lockplate screws. Smaller “P” is stamped inside the lock. Lockplate should have been stamped “Virginia”. Only a handful of the Wheeler contract muskets are known to exist today. They evidently saw rough service in the early 19th C. wars. This fine old musket is from a private old Pennsylvania collection and being sold unreserved. CONDITION: Metal surfaces have been lightly cleaned with moderate pitting remaining around the rear of the bbl and light pitting on most other surfaces. Wood has some repair and old refinish. Ramrod is a replacement. Lock is good. 4-55108 (8,000-12,000)

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Revised: 3/8/2007

HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET WITH BAYONET AND SLING. Cal. 69 NSN. 42” rnd. bbl. Dated 1821 on bbl and lock. “AB” cartouche on left side of left flat of stock with “V / PH” to rear. Number “5” has been stamped on sideplate, triggerguard, buttplate, stock, and bbl bands. 16-1/2” triangular bayonet is stamped “I / N” at rear. Leather sling has a maker’s mark on the inside but it is unreadable. An ivory star has been inletted into right side of stock. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina overall. Wood has light handling marks and has been varnished. Sling is scuffed and cracked. 4-30510 (3,000-4,000)

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WATERS MODEL 1816 TYPE 3 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. Beautiful flintlock in orig configuration with 42” rnd bbl, three bands with spring keepers, brass front sight on rear split of front band and a square bayonet lug on top at the muzzle. It has an orig button head ramrod. The breech end of bbl is marked with “US” “LS” and “P” proofs with the date “1826” on the tang. Lockplate is marked in block letters “US / A. WATERS” in front of hammer and “MILBURY / 1831” vertically behind the hammer. There is a small “76” stamped twice behind top tang in the wood with a small “US” on buttplate tang and a “DJ” cartouche in an oval with the number “64” on the wood just above the buttplate tang. Left side flat has two crisp cartouches and the number “3” with small “GL” stamp in the wood below bottom tang. Right side of buttstock has a hand carved “K”. Mounted in its orig 1-pc walnut stock. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 65-75% orig brown with a small cleaned area by the lower band and some thinning around the middle band. Lockplate retains some of its orig bright polish, being mostly a thin patina. Triggerguard retains about 50% dark brown with balance a mottled patina. Stock is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains a fine, hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, lightly rusted bore. 4-31061 JR508 (2,500-5,000)

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TOWER THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET WITH ISSUE MARKS. Cal. 78. NSN. 38-3/8” bbl. Walnut stock. Standard “TOWER” marking vertically at rear of lockplate with George III cipher in front of hammer. Standard proofmarks on left side of bbl. Left side of stock is marked “DN 3524 / 1835”. The date (?) is repeated to the rear, and the number is repeated on the sideplate along with a second cartouche. “PA”. Another number “36-/-47” appears on left side of stock near buttplate and initials appear at various places. Button ramrod is slightly long. CONDITION: Lock and bbl have been cleaned to bright. Stock has normal dents and scratches and appears to have been coated with wax. Mechanically fine. 4-30338 FS3 (3,500-4,500)

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U.S. SURCHARGED FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 70. NSN. 44-3/4” part oct. bbl. No markings are visible on lock. There is an “A” inspector mark (A for Daniel Ames) on left quarter flat of bbl and “WR” initials on left flat of stock. “US” is stamped on top of bbl at breech and “U.STATES” on bottom of stock behind triggerguard. This is a pattern 1754 French musket with modifications to lock during reconversion. CONDITION: Gray patina with light-to-moderate pitting, heavier around breech. Stock has been repaired at lock and refinished but has a good appearance. The “US” markings are sharp. 4-30811 FS16 (3,000-5,000)

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Revised: 2/16/2007

FINE PRESENTATION SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1812 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd. Bbl, original flint. Dated “1816” on lockplate and tang of buttplate. Cartouche on stock is worn but legible. The Model 1812 has the Wickham band retainer studs. This musket has a presentation inscription “WM. M. Huddy. / November 2nd 1846” on silver-plated iron sideplate. Huddy has not been researched. Inside of lockplate is marked “ZA” with “+” assembly marks on all pieces, inside and out. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal shows light cleaning with scattered light surface rust. Stock has normal handling marks. Mechanically excellent. 4-30815 FS18 (3,000-5,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69 NSN. 44-3/4” rnd. bbl. Dated 1801 on buttplate. Lockplate has standard markings. Top of bbl has a “NC” surcharge in addition to the standard “US” and other inspector marks. There is also a “US” script cartouche on left flat of stock. “JC” marked on inside of lockplate but no assembly marks. Orig flintlock. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on the metal. Stock has been lightly cleaned and shows minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-30813 FS12 (5,000-7,000)

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RARE VIRGINIA MILITIA MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. Orig flintlock. 40-3/8” rnd bbl. Engraved lockplate is marked “A.W. SPIES / WARRANTED”. Top of bbl is marked “LONDON” although there are Birmingham proofmarks on left side of bbl. Brass Brown Bess-style furniture is plain, engraved buttplate, branded “VIRGA”, on right side of stock. Ramrod and bbl tang screw are replacements. Tip of forearm, two bbl pins, one ramrod pipe pin are missing. Remaining pins are replaced. CONDITION: Blue-brown patina on bbl and lock, mellow patina on brass. Stock has light cracks at buttplate and rear lockplate screw. Mechanically good. 4-30781 FS142 (3,000-4,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1795 FLINTLOCK MUSKET DATED 1799. Cal. 72. 44-3/4” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “SPRINGFIELD” in a downward arc vertically at rear of lockplate. A narrow winged eagle is over a script “US” in front of hammer. There is a very deep “00” condemnation mark at proofmarks at rear of bbl. Hammer is broken at front re-enforce but remains of a forging spur have not been removed. Top jaw and screw are reproductions. Faceted pan appears to be orig. Inside of lockplate is stamped “DW”. Bridle is broken but still functional. High dome lock screws are orig. Shortened ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall. Stock has been broken at wrist and repaired but not refinished. Mechanically good. 4-30275 FS8 (3,000-5,000)

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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. Dated “1840” on lockplate and bbl tang. Left side of bbl has additional numbers “12” and “556”. “12” is repeated on sideplate, triggerguard, bbl bands, and buttplate. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with minor dents on bbl and light pitting on buttplate, with light handling marks on wood. Mechanically good. 4-30892 (3,000-4,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED MODEL 1798 CONTRACT RIFLE. Cal. 72. 41-3/4” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. There are no readable markings on lockplate. Stock, bbl length and lock are of the Model 1816 style, but triggerguard, buttplate, swivels, and reconversion lock parts are of the 1798 style. Buttplate is dated 1804. “JOSEPH NICHOLS 16 R” is engraved in script on rear of triggerguard. He has not been identified. Swing swivels are missing and ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with some heat marks on lockplate. Stock has several cracks at butt with some signs of light cleaning. Mechanically good. 4-30893 FS9 (2,500-3,000)

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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1803 FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 62 NSN. 33-3/8” part oct bbl. Standard markings on lockplate with date 1815 at rear. Standard proofmarks at rear of bbl with traces of cartouches remaining on stock. Left quarter flat of bbl has been marked “COND / G.HAY / 1 R 1ST B 4TH D”. These markings have not been researched but could prove interesting. CONDITION: Gray patina with vise marks mixed with surface rust and pitting on bbl and mellow patina on brass. There is a hairline crack at rear lockplate screw and wood has been lightly cleaned. Ramrod is a replacement. Mechanically good. Pan has been filed to match enlarged flash hole but appears to be orig flintlock. 4-30734 FS141 (3,000-5,000)

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Revised: 3/8/2007

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1795 MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 44-3/4” rnd bbl. Marked “SPRINGFIELD” in a downward arc horizontal at rear of lockplate with eagle over “US” in front of cock. Dated 180(x) on tang of buttplate. Last number appears to be “3”, but screw has disfigured it. Standard “U.S.” and proofmarks at rear of bbl. Lock has detachable pan with inspector marks “xx”. Lockplate has assembly marks “FB”. Frizzen is too narrow for pan. Frizzen spring, mainspring, and several screws are replacements. Only 1,048 muskets were made at Springfield in 1803. Sling swivels appear to be welded. CONDITION: Gray/brown patina overall with light to moderate pitting, with some evidence of filing in touchhole area. Several cracks have been repaired, and stock refinished. There is a large piece of wood replaced above rear of lock. Mechanically good. Edwards Collection 4-58419 (2,000-4,000)

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ITALIAN FLINTLOCK MUSKET. NSN. 70 Cal. 40-3/4” part oct bbl. Marked “PRIMA FABB. SOCIALE / A BRESCIA” in an oval on the lockplate. There is a Belgian proofmark and a crown over “NF” on the top flat of the bbl with “BA” in an oval and two other unreadable cartouches on the left quarter flat. The numbers “1 17 3” appear upside down on the left flat of the bbl, “45” on the left sideplate and “11” on an aluminum plate on the right side of the stock. “JR / BTE” is on the unusual pan which is separate from the back action lockplate. CONDITION: Smooth gray/brown patina overall with light pitting around the breech. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent. Wm. Hancock Collection. 4-58600 (1,500-2,500)

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WHITNEY M1816 FLINTOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 41-3/4” bbl. “N. HAVEN.” marking on lock. No dates or proofmarks visible. Ramrod is replaced. Good reconversion using orig parts. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with light pitting. Wood has been lightly cleaned is still solid. Mechanically good. 4-31024 (1,500-2,000)

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WHITNEY MODEL 1816 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “B / N.HAVEN.” in front of hammer on lockplate, “U.C. / 1774” on top of bbl. Rear of lockplate is also stamped “21.815”, the last two markings presumably being from a museum. Inspector cartouche “JH” is on left flat of stock. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina on metal parts. Stock has been re-varnished but not sanded. Mechanically fine. 4-30337 FS2 (1,000-2,000)

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CHARLEVILLE MODEL 1763 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 74. NSN. 45” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. Markings have mostly been removed from lockplate with some remnants of proofmarks remaining on bbl. Two large crosses have been carved on left side of stock. Lock is reconverted using later parts. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina with light pitting overall. Stock has been broken through lock and nicely repaired. Normal handling marks elsewhere. Mechanically good. 4-30894 FS20 (1,750-2,250)

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TOWER THIRD MODEL BROWN BESS MUSKET. Cal. 76. 38-3/8” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. Standard markings on lockplate and proofmarks on bbl. Stock shows considerable work with cavity appearing to be new. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned to a gray patina. Stock furniture is roughly fitted. Mechanically functional. 4-30339 (2,000-4,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal. 80. NSN. 32-1/2” part oct. bbl. The flat 6-1/8” lockplate is marked “B” behind faceted pan. There is an unidentified punch mark at rear of bbl. Sideplate is flat brass in the shape of a Brown Bess sideplate. Buttplate is similar to a Brown Bess in shape but smaller in size. Triggerguard is flat iron and nailed to stock. Forearm tip and tailpipe are copper. Front ramrod pipe is brass. Lightweight button head ramrod is unfinished on lower end. Maple (?) stock has simple contours. Consignor feels that this is a Committee of Safety musket. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light-to-moderate pitting. Wood has been repaired and refinished with some light cracks remaining. Mechanically functional. 4-30898 (2,000-3,000)

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REPRODUCTION REVOLUTIONARY WAR DUTCH IMPORT FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Possibly antiqued by reenactor and gunsmith Leon Hubbard and used by him in the movie The Patriot as a member of Daniel Morgan’s (Mel Gibson) militia. 4-30255 FS6 (500-1,500)

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FINE HALL MODEL 1819 FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 32-5/8” rnd. Bbl, original flint. Walnut stock. Brown and casehardened finish. Dated 1838 on breechblock with standard markings. CONDITION: Excellent. 95% of orig arsenal brown finish except on breechblock, which has a similar amount of casehardening color. Mechanically excellent. 4-30827 FS13 (5,500-7,500)

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VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY MODEL 1798 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. Cal.72. NSN. 42” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. Virginia markings are partially obscured by pitting. 1819 date at rear of lockplate is clear. Hammer screw is broken off but present and could be restored. CONDITION: Light-to-moderate pitting overall. Stock has been broken through wrist and repaired. The reconversion is partially completed, but all parts are present. 4-60390 FS4 (500-1,000)

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RARE BREECHLOADING FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 76. 34-5/8” rnd. bbl. Walnut stock. No marks are visible on lockplate or bbl but style appears to be English. A 3/4“ hole has been drilled in top of bbl with a coarse threaded plug installed for loading. Wings on plug act as a rear sight, although it was also grooved for the added rear sight dovetailed on top of bbl, which is now missing. Brass spider front sight is about one-half inch back from muzzle. Iron button head ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Metal has been lightly cleaned with moderate pitting remaining on lock, triggerguard and buttplate. Stock has normal handling marks with slight repairs on forearm. Mechanically fine. 4-30895 FS11 (5,000-7,000)

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA FLINTLOCK MUSKET. This is an American restock in curly maple probably done after the American Revolutionary War from salvaged parts for Pennsylvania militia use. Very interesting accumulation of salvaged parts of various guns to make functional and aesthetically pleasing American musket ,45 ¾” 69 Cal. bbl of European origin. Lock appears American and is stamped “C.P.” behind hammer for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania style buttstock with decorated brass buttplate. The buttstock is branded “J. Mann” who was probably the soldier who carried this arm around 1800 possibly as a militiaman for Pennsylvania in the War of 1812. All parts appear orig and musket is still in its orig flint configuration. CONDITION: Stock exhibits 3-1/2” crack in toe of buttstock with a contemporary screw used to repair. Wood ramrod is artificially striped but appears orig. Bbl is brown/gray. Some indiscernible markings are observed at breech of bbl. Hammer will not fall forward. 8-76197 JS34 (3,000-5,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN 43-1/8” oct. bbl. Maple stock. Lockplate marked BARKER. No marking on bbl. This has an unusual 2-pc patchbox with normal sideplates and finial made in one piece and a lid with a protruding tongue extending forward to engage the spring closure. It is attached with seven large flathead screws. Triggerguard, buttplate and other furniture are brass. Lock has been reconverted to flintlock. There is no marking on bbl. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall. Stock shows numerous repairs, mostly on forearm. Ramrod is a replacement. Mechanically good. 4-30601 (2,000-3,000)

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FINE CONTEMPORARY FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY SHAWN WEBSTER. Cal. 45. NSN. 42” oct bbl. Tiger maple stocked with brass inlays, including engraved compass design on cheek and nickel silver figure of Hessian soldier bust below lock. Tip of forestock with pewter inlay work. Patchbox engraved “Death / 1761”. Top flat of bbl signed “S. Webster”. Shawn Webster is a well-known reenactor, gunsmith, and quill worker whose works are much in demand, with a waiting list of approximately 2 years. Copy of a well-known rifle by J.P. Beck, ca. 1770, featured in the Shumway book on Kentucky rifles. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. 4-30253 (2,000-3,000)

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Revised: 3/8/2007

REVOLUTIONARY WAR NEW ENGLAND FOWLER CONVERTED FOR MILITIA USE. Forearm has been cut back and a bayonet lug added to underside of bbl. Cherry stocked. Circa 1770. Ramrod is a replacement. Lock is a reconversion. Toe of the stock is repaired. 4-30254 (1,500-3,000)

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SUPERB 20TH CENTURY KENTUCKY RIFLE BY WILLIAM BUCHELE. Exact copy of well-known “Newcomer” rifle featured on p.117 in Kindig’s book on Kentucky Rifles. William Buchele, along with John Bivens, Hacker Martin, and others, was responsible for keeping alive the tradition of making fine quality, handcrafted Kentucky rifles in the manner of 18th and 19th century gunmakers. This rifle was made for a past president of the Kentucky Rifle Association (Bill Riser) whose initials are on the wrist escutcheon inlay. One of the finest rifles made by this now-deceased 20th century gun maker. One of his rifles recently sold for $10,000. 4-30250 (4,000-6,000)

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JAPANESE MATCHLOCK RIFLE. Cal. About 52. NSN. Usual configuration with 42” oct bbl with slightly flared muzzle, fixed sights, brass furniture and lock work with brass cock & triggerguard. It has brass inlaid maple leaves with two silver maple leaves on the butt and a silver chrysanthemum on bottom. Top of the bbl, over chamber area, is inlaid with flower blossoms & vines. Mounted with a red stained, 2-pc hardwood stock. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a very dark, crusty patina with the brass having been cleaned a long time ago, now with a light patina. Mechanics are fine, moderately pitted bore. 4-31051 JR509 (1,250-1,750)

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RARE ARSENAL POWDER TESTER. 13-5/8” overall with 2-5/8” diameter wheel, graduated from 5 to 35. Right side of the wheel stopper has the Belgian pylon proofmark, and the “star/F” mark of Francotte. Wood handle has brass collar. Touchhole is brass. These large testers were usually used in arsenals and gun shops, which tested large quantities of powder. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with scattered spots of live rust and light pitting. 8-87469 FS108 (1,000-2,000)

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LARGE OAK GUN RACK. The 9’-4-1/2” long x 3’ 4-1/2” high x 1’ 8-1/2” deep, oak gun rack has slots on top numbered from 51 to 100 with matching slots on bottom. Crossed rifles carved in the middle appear to be trapdoor carbines. & will accept almost any rifle or musket from a Civil War or later period. There are brass rods on each side which lock the guns in groups of 8, 8 & 9. The 4 orig brass locks have 1 key, this rack was deaccessioned from the Boston Corp of Cadets armory. Plated brass cannons which serve as locks for the protruding ends of the top rack reflect the artillery origins of the organization. CONDITION: Fine overall, with minor cracks & scuffs. Would look good in any large gun room. 4-31028 FS267 (1,500-2,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE. Cal 58. SN 1/12. 12” part oct bbl. Dated “1855” on tail of lockplate and bbl tang under rear sight. No inspector marks. Standard proofmarks. Top of butt cap is stamped “1”, lower tang of buttstock is stamped “12”. Brass tag has the number “SA066” and there is a claim that this is from the William Locke Collection but this pistol is not shown in the catalog of his collection. CONDITION: Metal is bright with light signs of cleaning. Wood has been lightly sanded and varnished. Mechanically fine. 4-30961 FS163 (3,000-5,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE. Cal. 63. SN 4. 12” part oct bbl. Standard markings on lock, which is dated 1856. Bbl tang is dated 1855. Faint traces of an inspector’s cartouches remain on stock. Separate shoulder stock and rear sight are reproductions. CONDITION: About good with moderate-to-heavy pitting on bbl and lock. Primer door has been repaired, but the mechanism is working. Pistol stock has been cracked and repaired above the grip cap and in the area of the lock and has been refinished. Buttstock has been aged to match. 4-30301 FS117 (2,500-3,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 PISTOL CARBINE. Cal. 60. SN 14. 12” part oct bbl. Dated 1856 on lockplate, which has been matched with a new stamped date on top of bbl. Shoulder stock is a reproduction. Rear sight leaf is broken off and missing. CONDITION: Very heavy pitting on the iron parts, obscuring almost all of the markings. Primer cover has been welded and filed. Stock has been repaired and refinished. New buttstock has been repaired and aged to match. Mechanically needs work. 4-30512 FS118 (2,250-3,250)

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ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54 NSN 8-1/2” bbl. Standard lock marking dated “1847”. Bbl tang is dated “1848”. A single “W.A.T” cartouche is on stock. CONDITION: Very fine, with light handling marks overall. Backstrap stands proud of stock but stock shows no wear. Mechanically crisp. 4-30302 FS106 (2,500-3,500)

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ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings. Dated “1846” at rear of lockplate and on bbl tang. Sharp ‘GWH” and “W.A.T” cartouches on left side of stock. CONDITION: Fine with signs of light cleaning on bbl. Traces of blue on trigger. Mellow patina on brass. Stock has sharp edges with minor handling marks. 4-30968 FS170 (2,500-3,500)

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ASTON MODEL 1842 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lock and bbl, both dated 1849. “JH” and “WAT” cartouches on left side of stock. “H” inspector mark appears on all major parts. CONDITION: Fine, as cleaned with slight marks of polishing on bbl. Edges of wood are soft and rear cartouche is only partially readable. Mechanically crisp. 4-30616 (1,500-2,000)

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ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 57. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard Aston markings on lock, which is dated 1850 at rear. Date and markings on bbl and tang have been obscured by pitting. Outlines of cartouches on left side of stock are visible, but initials are not readable. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with some signs of cleaning on bbl and tang. Lock retains some of the mottled pattern. Brass has minor dents and scratches. Stock has been cleaned and re-oiled. 4-30483 FS89 (800-1,200)

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ASTON MODEL 1842 PERCUSSION MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings with 1847 date at rear of lockplate and on bbl tang. Sharp “WAP” and “NWP” cartouches on left side of stock. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting on bbl and a mottled appearance on lockplate. Brass has a dark patina. Stock is sharp. Mechanically fine. 4-30482 FS104 (1,250-1,750)

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CONVERTED WATERS MODEL 1836 MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 54. NSN. 8-3/4” rnd bbl. A new breech plug with integral bolster is inserted in rear of bbl. Ramrod channel is partially blocked. CONDITION: Metal heavily cleaned. Stock has been sanded and refinished. Mechanically good. 4-30481 FS105 (750-1,250)

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WATERS CONVERSION MARTIAL PISTOL. Cal. 56. NSN. 8-1/2” rnd bbl. This has been converted to percussion using a non-standard drum and nipple screwed into orig flash hole. Markings have been partially removed in conversion. Cartouches on left side of stock are visible and mostly readable. CONDTION: Metal has been cleaned with light pitting, moderate around the nipple, remaining. Wood has been lightly cleaned with a repaired crack at rear of lockplate. Mechanically good. 4-30967 FS169 (800-1,500)

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FINE PAIR OF KUCHENREUTTER CONVERSION PISTOLS. Cal. 50. SN 20. 11” ribbed bbl. Walnut stock. “.Ioh. And. Kuchenreutter.” inlaid in silver on top of bbl. Sunken gold cartouche with knight on horseback is at rear of bbl. This John Andreas Kuchenreutter was the second of that name to work in Regensburg, Bavaria. He worked from 1780 to 1800. These pistols were converted to percussion at a later date. There is also silver wire inlay on bbl. Lock and hammer are relief carved with figures of a running stag being chased by a dog surrounded by floral scrolls. Front of lockplate has complete coverage of floral scrolls in the area where flintlock parts were removed. Gilt bronze mounts are relief carved in shell and scroll patterns with central vignettes of animals, three dogs on sideplate, seated stags on thumb piece and butt cap and a standing hunter on triggerguard. Ramrod pipes are faceted. SN is branded in the wood between tail of lockplate and rear of triggerguard bow. Tips of the ramrods are horn to match the tips of the forearm. Stock is relief carved with fancy scrolls and simple lines around bbl tang and between triggerguard and tailpipe. Folding rear sights are numbered 1 and 2, confirming that they were part of a pair. Triggers are single set. Accompanied by an American flask and a British bullet mold of the wrong size. CONDITION: Fine, with 40% blue on the bbls, bright blue-brown patina on the locks, worn on edges with widely scattered specks of surface rust. Wood is excellent with minor handling marks. Furniture retains virtually all of the gold finish. Mechanically fine. 4-30304 FS69 (5,000-10,000)

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PAIR OF CONVERTED KNUBLEY PISTOLS. Cal. 69. NSN. 12” irregular brass bbls. Marked “KNUBLEY-CHARING-CROSS-LONDON” on top flat, only name is on brass lockplate. Engraved brass furniture. Pistols have been converted to percussion and safeties added at rear of lock. Grips of stock have been coarsely checkered. One ramrod is missing, the other is a replacement. Knubley worked in London in the last quarter of the 18th century. These pistols were probably converted 50 years later. CONDITION: Light surface rust on iron parts, medium patina on brass. Both stocks are broken at forearm. Mechanically need work. Conversions do not appear to have been done by the same person. 4-30567 (1,000-1,500)

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PAIR OF TARGET PISTOLS BY JOSEPH JUNK. Cal. 57 riffled bbls. NSN. 9-3/16” oct bbls. Marked “IOS. IUNK A TOPLIZ” in gold on top of each bbl. There is also a sunken gold cartouche of a running stag at rear top of bbl and 5 gold acorn cartouches. Hammers are engraved but other mounts are plain iron. There are solid sights at front and rear of bbl and each pistol has dbl set triggers. CONDITION: 90% brown finish on bbls but no other finish on metal. Stock on one is cracked from tip of forearm to front of lockplate. The other is fine. Set triggers will not set and locks need adjustment. 4-30439 FS93 (2,000-3,000)

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PAIR OF CLARK TRAVELERS PISTOLS. Cal. 50. NSN. 5-7/8” oct bbls. Engraved “Clark” in script on lockplates, “CLARK LONDON” on top of bbl. Bolsters are configured oddly even with right side of bbl. Bbls are equipped with fixed sights. Pistols are equipped with swivel ramrods and Damascus bbls. CONDITION: Gray patina with even light pitting on metal. Nipple is missing on one. A large chip is missing behind lock on the other. 4-30436 (1,250-1,500)

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STROHLEIN PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 56. NSN. 8-5/16” swamped oct bbl with gold decoration on bbl and name on lock. Front sight is missing. Ramrod is a replacement. There is a silver-colored lion cap on grip and a gold thumb piece with identified crest. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina with light surface rust. Stock has normal handling marks. Mechanically needs work. 4-30075 (800-1,200)

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Revised: 2/20/2007

NEW YORK TARGET PISTOL WITH INSCRIPTIONS. Cal. 44. NSN. 9” oct bbl. Marked “J.G.SYMS” on top of bbl and engraved “Maj. / PWP” on a German silver inset on rear of grip. Triggerguard is engraved in script “Capd at the Battle of Antietam”. “J.Mullin” on engraved lockplate. Syms and Mullin were both New York City gun makers from 1830-1850. PWP is identified by the consignor as Philip W. Plummer of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, the “Iron Brigade” who fought at this battle. He was killed at The Wilderness. Saw-handled target pistol is equipped with a sgl set trigger which is not functioning; otherwise lock is good. CONDITION: Gray patina with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Stock is cracked through lock with replaced wood below lock. Checkering is worn smooth in spots. 4-30065 FS58 (2,500-3,500)

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CASED PAIR OF HENRY TATHAM PERCUSSION DUELING PISTOLS. Cal. 58. NSN. Spectacular pair of pistols, converted from flintlock, with 9-1/4” Damascus bbls that have raised gold appliques at muzzles & breech ends and on top tangs. Locks have stepped back edges with safeties and are very tastefully engraved with matching engraved hammers that have dolphin motifs on the spurs. Triggerguards are niter blued with pineapple finials and engraved to match. They have a steel guide with steel nose pipe each containing their orig ebony & brass ramrods. They are mounted in nicely figured, slope handled, 1-pc stocks with raised side panels & flat checkered grips with a cast, deep relief, white metal lion’s head on butts. Accompanied by their orig, burgundy velvet lined, oak casing with brass bull’s eye escutcheon/handle in lid, compartmented in bottom for pistols, a small Hawksley-style flask, an ebony handled turn screw, an ebony handled nipple wrench with pick in the butt, an ebony handled wood rammer with concealed worm and two covered compartments containing a number of cast lead balls and a cleaning jag to mount on rammer handle. There is also a compartment for a tin of caps. Inside the lid has the maker’s label. CONDITION: About very fine. Bbls retain wonderful Damascus pattern with most of the orig gold work. Lock on one pistol has been cleaned to about 50% case colors while the other has about 65%. One pistol has a hairline back of the lockplate and another at left front tip of forestock with some chipping around butt, while the other pistol has a repaired chip at the right front tip of forestock and both retain most of an extremely fine, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, lightly pitted bores with a few spots of deeper pitting. Case has one loose small partition, is somewhat faded and lightly soiled, with some staining on the label, otherwise is sound, showing storage wear with some nicked corners. Flask is lightly corroded, but retains about 75% orig finish. Remainder of accessories are fine. 4-30287 JR355 (10,000-20,000)

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FINE CASED PAIR OF BRUMEL TARGET PISTOLS. Cal. 52. NSN 8-3/16” swamped oct bbl. “Brumel Bt / a Lyon” engraved in an oval on lockplates and “A RUBANS” in gold damascene on each bbl. Bbls have a very fine Damascus pattern and are micro-groove rifled. Sideplate is relief carved in a shell pattern matching that on the buttcap. Finial of tiggerguard is in an urn pattern and is finely engraved. In a fine walnut veneer case lined with purple velvet with a French recessed interior with individual compartments for the pistols, plunger type powder flask, oval capper, mallet, cleaning brush, bullet mold, sprue cutter, reversible screwdriver/nipple wrench, ball screw, brass loading rod, and wood cleaning rod. Covered compartment contains cast balls and a key which operates the lock. CONDITION: Fine with 90% brown on bbls, casehardening colors light on lockplate and hammer, mostly silvered out on triggerguard and buttcaps. Stocks are fine with minor handling marks. Case is fine with minor scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-30716 FS197 (4,000-5,000)

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CASED PAIR OF BERTONNET PERCUSSION TARGET PISTOLS. Cal. 48. NSN 10-1/2” fluted oct bbls. Marked “BERTONNET / EN BUENOS AYRES” on top of bbls which also have numbers 1 and 2. Belgian proofmarks on left of bbls but there is no indication of the actual maker. Stocks have fluted grips to match bbls and relief carved floral scrolls on forearm and left sideplate. In a brass bound mahogany case lined with green velvet. French recessed interior has compartments for the pistols, cleaning and loading rods, bullet mold, screwdriver, nipple wrench, oil can, turned wood cap box, powder flask, and powder measure. Covered compartment has three tips for the cleaning rod and a number of cast balls. There is no key. CONDITION: Metal on the pistols has been reblued and most of this finish remains mixed with light surface rust. Stocks are good. Mechanically fine. Powder measure and powder flask are incorrect replacements, the other accessories are very good. Case has three cracks on top, two repaired. It has been refinished on the exterior. 4-30715 FS198 (4,000-5,000)

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PAIR OF DERINGER PERCUSSION PISTOLS. Cal. About 50. NSN. Fine pair of Philadelphia deringers with 4” ovoid shaped bbls, tiny German silver front sights marked on top flat of breech plugs and lockplates, “DERINGER / PHILADEL” with a “P” in a sunburst on left top flat of breech plugs. They are mounted in 1-pc walnut stocks with German silver furniture and orig wooden rammers. The shield-shaped thumb plates are engraved “W.B.J.” Top tangs, hammers & lockplates and all of the German silver are also very nicely engraved. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains with the iron being a smooth silver/brown patina. One pistol has pitting on lockplate & hammer with a spot on breech plug, the other is fine. Stocks are sound with light handling & use marks and both retain most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bores with fine pitting. 4-30611 JR389 (2,500-3,500)

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RARE SLOTTER PEANUT SIZED DERINGER. Cal. 42. NSN. Fine copy of a Henry Deringer pistol with 2” ovoid shaped bbl marked on top flat of breech plug & on lockplate, “SLOTTER / & CO PHILA”. Right top flat on bbl is marked “WARt / STEEL”. It has German silver mounts with teardrop shaped inlay on the checkered butt with an engraved shield thumb plate. Lockplate, German silver spacer, hammer & top tang and the German silver inlays are all nicely engraved. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains traces of orig brown in sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/brown color. The other iron is a dark gray patina. Stock has a hairline at right front tip, otherwise wood is sound, showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light rust. 4-30683 JR383 (3,000-4,500)

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RARE J.E. EVANS SMALL SIZE PERCUSSION DERINGER PISTOL. Cal. 50. NSN. Rare maker of copies of famous Henry Deringer pistols. This little beauty is smaller than usual and in a larger caliber than usual with 2-5/8” ovoid shaped Damascus bbl with tiny dovetailed German silver front sight, marked on top flat “J.E. EVANS PHILADA”. It is German silver mounted and all metal is very nicely engraved. It has a shield shaped thumb plate and is mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with checkered grip & schnable tipped forestock. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its brown Damascus pattern, slightly faded. Lock, hammer & top tang are a light blue/gray patina and breech plug retains 30-40% case colors with balance turned silver. Stock is fine and retains about 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some very fine, very light pitting. 4-30684 JR384 (3,500-5,000)

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R.P. BRUFF PERCUSSION DERINGER PISTOL. Cal. 44. NSN. Fine copy of a Henry Deringer pistol with 2-1/2” ovoid shaped bbl, tiny German silver dovetail front sight and marked on top flat in an arc, “R.P. BRUFF / N.Y.” and “CAST STEEL”. Mounted with nicely engraved German silver triggerguard & plain escutcheons with a triangle shaped inlay at tip of stock, a teardrop shaped inlay in butt & a shield thumb plate. Breech plug, top tang, lockplate & hammer are nicely engraved. Hammer nose is more severly turned down than normal with a vertical spur and engraved with dolphin motif & a curious attachment on the nose. Mounted in 1-pc walnut stock with schnable tip & checkered birdhead grip. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains on metal being a cleaned silver/gray with some very fine pitting on bbl. Stock is sound with light nicks & dings and retains about 85% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some fine rust. 4-30685 (2,500-3,000)

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UNMARKED, PROBABLY G.H.D. GILLESPIE PERCUSSION DERINGER. Cal. 44. NSN. Fine copy of a Henry Deringer pistol with 2-7/8” ovoid shaped bbl and engraved German silver furniture with a blank shield shaped thumb plate. Breech plug, top tang, lockplate & hammer are also nicely engraved. Mounted in a 1-pc walnut stock with semi-schnable tip & checkered birdhead grip. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 70% thin orig brown finish with the other metal a dark brown patina. Stock is sound with some nicks & dings and retains 60-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore. 4-30686 JR386 (1,500-3,000)

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SEAVER DERINGER PISTOL WITH DOCUMENTS. Cal. 41 NSN. 3-1/2” irregular bbl. Marked “SEAVER” on top. Accompanied by documents indicating that this gun was excavated at the site of the Alamo. CONDITION: Excavated. 4-30877 (4,500-5,500)

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FINE CASED PAIR OF BELGIAN DAMASCUS BARREL MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. 46. SN 408. 2-1/4” fluted oct bbls. The maker’s initials “BP” are on frame with “Crown / A” appearing on bbls. Oct bbls have a very fine Damascus pattern with a flute down each edge. These flutes continue onto the breech area of frame. Frames have light floral engraving. Monogram “DS” is engraved and highlighted in black on back of each ivory grip. Pistols are cased in an 11” x 7-5/8” mahogany veneer case with brass banding and a brass plaque inlaid on the top. It is fitted with gold velvet in the French style with compartments for the guns, combination tool, ivory cap box, ivory bottle, and two empty covered compartments with ivory handles. CONDITION: Excellent, with no signs of use to the pistols. Some age staining to ivory and natural hairline fractures to the grips, still solid. Case has minor handling marks on top. Lid is slightly warped. Key is missing. Interior has minor stains near one pistol. Mechanically fine. 4-30244 FS120 (5,000-10,000)

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CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. 48. SN 5. 2-11/16” rnd rifled bbls. One of the bbls has an additional number 2 in front of the SN, which would seem to indicate the matching pistol, but that bbl does not fit frame with the number 2 on it. There is an additional dot above the SN on the two bbls that do fit together. Frames are engraved with tight floral scrolls inside lined borders. Ivory grips have relief carved panels on sides. Cased in a solid mahogany case lined with green velvet. Case is French, recessed with compartments for the two pistols both facing in the same direction, a matching dagger, combination tool, cleaning rod, ivory cap box, bone-covered container, extra nipples, and tip for a cleaning rod with reversible screw. Covered compartment contains extra cast lead balls. Cruxiform blade is 2-13/16” long; it has an iron crossguard, a German silver ferrule, and a spiral carved ivory hilt. German silver scabbard is of matching shape. Frames have light floral engraving. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with scattered light spots of rust stains on iron parts. Grips have sun-faded almost white and have numerous tight age cracks on the up side due to exposure. Hilt of the dagger also has white exposure. Case exterior is cracked on lid and has been refinished. Interior is bright with minor stains. Cleaning rod is a replacement. 4-30243 FS123 (5,000-10,000)

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FINE CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION CLAUDIN MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. 48. NSN. 2” rnd Damascus bbls. Marked “FD CLAUDIN / A PARIS” on top of frame to left of hammer. “LH” is inlaid in gold on both upper tangs. Bbl and frame on one pistol are numbered 1, the other is numbered 2. The frames have floral scroll engraving with four different center vignettes. Bbls have a fine twist Damascus pattern. Ivory grips have raised panels on both sides of action. Cased in an 8-3/4” x 5-3/4”ebonized mahogany veneer box with German silver stringing around edges. Same initials as on gun are inlaid in German silver on lid. Case is lined with maroon velvet and has fitted recesses for pistol, combination tool, ivory cap box and ivory powder flask. There are 3 covered compartments, one of which contains key which operates lock. Lock is marked “FD CLAUDIN / RUE DE LA TONNELLERIE 9”. CONDITION: Metal is bright. All four ears of stocks are cracked. There are hairline cracks on the exposed upper surfaces and powder stains on surfaces in contact with the case. Case has numerous cracks with some separations in the lid. Several pieces of German silver stringing are missing. 4-30241 FS125 (5,000-10,000)

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FINE CASED PAIR OF CLAUDIN DOUBLE BARREL PISTOLS. Cal. 32. SN 2. 1-5/8” rnd bbls. Floral engraved frames. Fine Damascus twist bbls. Fine burled walnut stocks have iron cap boxes in butt and silver name plaques on top of wrist. The number 2 is engraved lower right at front of both receivers. Cased in a black Morocco leather case box with gold highlights to the tooling on lid, including the initials “EM” on top. Interior is lined with red velvet with the maker’s label in gold on padded lid “F.CLAUDIN / A PARIS”. Bottom of case has recesses for the two pistols, combination tool which also has the number 2, a turned ebony cap box and a turned ebony oil bottle. Lid for the extra compartment is missing. CONDITION: Excellent, with most of the blue on the Damascus pattern of bbls in bright casehardening colors on action, hammers and cap box. Grips have minor handling marks. Casehardening colors are also bright on the combination tool. Exterior of the case is scuffed on the corners and bottom but still solid. Interior has minor stains. 4-30239 FS122 (5,000-10,000)

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CASED PAIR OF TINY BELGIAN MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. 36. SN 640. 1-3/8” rnd bbls. Light floral scroll engraving on the frame. Ivory grips have raised panels at rear of receiver on both sides. In a 7-1/4” x 4-3/8” mahogany veneer case with brass stringing and a brass nameplate with initials “MC” on top. Purple velvet lined case has fitted recesses for the pistols, ivory oil bottle and combination tool, which has a matching SN to the gun. There are also two covered compartments, one of which contains the key which operates the lock. CONDITION: Metal on pistols is bright. Grips have natural hairline cracks but are still solid. Lid on the oil bottle is a replacement and does not quite fit. There are some rust stains on padded lining of the lid of the case. There are several hairline cracks on the veneer of the lid, otherwise fine. Mechanically fine. 4-30238 FS121 (5,000-10,000)

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FINE PAIR OF LE LYON MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. 31. NSN. 1-1/16” rnd bbl. Marked LE LYON / A PARIS” in an oval cartouche on bottom of each frame. Frames are engraved with running pheasants on left side of each and a swan on right side of one, a duck on the other. One pistol has the number 1 on bbl and frame, the other has the number 2. Ivory grips have relief carved panels on both sides. 6-3/4” x 4-5/8” red Morocco leather case has gold tooling on top and sides and a green paper bottom. Maroon velvet interior is French recessed with compartments for the pistols, combination bbl wrench/nipple wrench, engraved bullet mold with nippers, turned rosewood cap box and turned ivory powder flask. Covered compartment contains cast balls. CONDITION: Excellent overall, with bright bbls and strong casehardening on frames, hammers, combination tool and bullet mold. Stock on one has a hairline crack starting at top of frame. Mechanically fine. Case has minor scuffing with some edge wear on bottom. Interior is fine. Rosewood container is bright. Powder container shows some staining. 4-30237 FS126 (5,000-10,000)

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FINE CASED PAIR OF EGG MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. 38. NSN. 1-1/2” oct bbls. Marked “JOSEPH EGG 1, PICADILLY,” on left side of frame, “LONDON” on right. One pistol has the number “0” on bbl and frame; the other has the number “1”. Frames and silver grip caps have light floral engraving with leaf borders. There is an engraved band around each muzzle. In an 8” x 6” solid mahogany case with knurled brass plate in the top. It is lined in green baize and has a label for “JOSEPH EGG & SONS / Gun, Rifle & Pistol Manufacturers / T2 v Royal Family / 1 Piccadilly, London”. Above the ornate royal crest is “Inventors of the Copper Cap / and Patentees of / Self Priming Percussion Guns.” Case contains a bullet mold, combination bbl wrench/nipple wrench, and “JD&S” powder flask in two covered compartments. CONDITION: Fine, with 40% blue and casehardening overall. Finely checkered grips show very little handling. Bullet mold has been cleaned. Combination tool retains most of its dull casehardening color. Lid of case has been repaired and refinished and is slightly warped. Powder flask is fine. 4-30240 FS128 (5,000-10,000)

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TINY PAIR OF C. MOORE CENTER HAMMER PERCUSSION MUFF PISTOLS. Cal. About 40. SN 4 & 5. Tiny lady’s or riverboat gambler’s pistols with 2” oct bbls, small rnd frames, engraved on left sides in an oval “C. MOORE / 77 ST JAMES’S / STT LONDON” with balance of receivers & sides of breech plugs nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns. They have sliding safeties in top tangs with full checkered, bag shaped, walnut grips with metal buttcaps. Accompanied by their orig blue velvet lined, rosewood veneer casing, compartmented in bottom for pistols, a beautiful 3-compartment German silver flask, a nutcracker ball mold marked “70”, an ebony handled nipple wrench, a bright metal bbl wrench and a brass & steel rammer. There is a small compartment in the back with a bone handled bristle brush, along with two covered compartments with turned bone knobs. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, appears to be unfired. Pistols retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors on bbls, receivers & hammers with bright niter blue on safeties. Grips are sound showing no wear and retain virtually all of their orig varnish. Case has a crack across the lid with a few grain checks & missing a small piece of veneer from back right edge of lid showing moderate soil with some fading. All the implements are very fine. 4-30242 JR416 (5,000-10,000)

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CASED PAIR OF PERCUSSION POCKET PISTOLS. Cal. 45. SN 5. 2-1/2” rnd bbls. A maker’s cartouche “BC” in an oval is stamped on right side of each pistol, in addition to SNs on left side of frame. These have assembly numbers “0” and “8”, matching bbls to frame. Walnut stocks have floral carving at action and around butt. There is an “R” stamped on right side of each hammer. In a wood case 10-1/8” x 7-1/2” (bottom) with associated lid of slightly different dimensions. Red velvet lined interior has compartments for combination tool, screwdriver, and Sykes powder flask. CONDITION: Pistols are fine, with a smooth gray patina on metal and minor handling marks on wood. Case has minor cracks and numerous dents and stains. Tools are good. Spout and spring have been replaced on flask. Mechanically good. 4-30489 FS124 (1,000-1,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE BOXED BLUNT AND SYMS BABY PEPPERBOX WITH TOOLS. Cal. 25. SN 74. 2” fluted and ribbed bbls. Marked only “R-C” at muzzle along with SN “74.” Frame has light scroll engraving. Contained in a 2-pc 6-3/4” x 3-1/2” red covered cardboard box with blue lining on bottom, along with combination nipple wrench/screwdriver, a brass bullet mold, an iron mushroom head cleaning rod, and powder flask. Nipple wrench fits the nipples but is the wrong style. It does have the correct very narrow blade to fit the cyl screw and pit screw. CONDITION: Fine, with 80% blue on bbl grips, 40% scattered bright blue on frame, and 90% varnish on grips. Flask retains almost all of its orig brown finish on body and blue on spring. Loading/cleaning rod has one jag tip broken off and missing. Nipple wrench/screwdriver has scattered spots of light pitting. Bullet mold has a bright cavity with some minor dents on one side. Box has chips and scuffs around edges with some staining and corner repairs on lid. 4-30282 FS129 (2,500-3,500)

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CASED PAIR OF DOCKER POCKET PISTOLS. Cal. 41. NSN. 2-3/4” oct bbl. Brass frames are engraved and marked “W. DOCKER / & CO..” on left side, “LONDON” on right. English walnut stocks are checkered on back and have German silver cap boxes in an associated 10” x 8” oak case with a reproduction Montreal gun maker’s label. Green baize lined case also contains a reproduction Sykes flask, a paper cap box, and an excavated bullet mold. CONDITION: Very good with smooth brown patina on bbls, dark patina on brass, and minor nicks and dents on wood. Case has been cleaned and refinished. Interior is good. 4-30491 (1,000-1,500)

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CASED PAIR OF CONTINENTAL PERCUSSION PISTOLS. Cal. 45. SNs 11 and 20. 2-1/2” oct Damascus bbls. Frames have light floral engraving. Grips have shell carving at rear of frame and around butt. In a 9-1/4” x 7-1/4” mahogany veneer case with brass carrying ring in lid. Maroon velvet lining has compartments for the pistols, two small covered compartments, and one long compartment which contains the associated 30 bore bullet mold, wood handled screwdriver, and tiny Sykes powder flask. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Both bbls are slightly loose. Grips have minor dents and scratches. Mechanically good. Case has chips and cracks on veneer. Lid is slightly warped. Key escutcheon is replaced with wood. Interior is lightly stained. Tools have a brown patina with light surface rust. Spout and spring of the flask are replaced. 4-30490 (800-1,200)

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CASED SMITH POCKET PISTOL. Cal. 44. NSN. 1-7/16” rnd bbl. Engraved “SMITH” on left side of frame, “LONDON” on right. Birmingham proofmarks on bottom of frame and bbl. Light leaf engraving on sides of frame. Starburst on triggerguard. In 9-1/2” x 6-1/2” mahogany case with green baize lining with compartments containing a cap tin with reproduction label, pheasant powder flask, and bullet mold. There are four empty compartments. CONDITION: Gray patina with scattered light surface rust and pitting. Minor dents and scratches on grip. Mechanically good. Case has minor cracks on lid and has been refinished. Accessories are poor. 4-30492 (500-800)

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UNWIN & RODGERS KNIFE PISTOL. Cal. 25. Circa 1876. 3-11/16” oct German silver bbl. Marked “UNWIN & RODGERS / PATENTEES. SHEFFIELD” on left side and “NON*XLL” on right. 3-3/4” blades are marked “V crown R / UNWIN & / RODGERS / PATENT”. Horn scales are checkered at rear and are riveted to the case. One rivet on left side is missing. CONDITION: Metal parts show light pitting. There is a crack at one rivet on right scale and a chip at the one behind it; otherwise very good. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-30423 FS65 (1,000-2,000)

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CONTINENTAL BREECHLOADING PERCUSSION PISTOL. Cal. 6 mm. SN 3. 5-1/2” oct bbl. Engraved iron frame. Carved and fluted ebonized grips. Bbl tips up for loading. Fixed sights, dovetailed to bbl and frame. Adjustable trigger. Maker’s name was Herman. CONDITION: About one-half of the blue remains on bbl and triggerguard, worn on edges and mixed with light surface rust and pitting, Gray patina elsewhere. Grips show minor handling marks. Mechanically needs work. 4-30425 FS116 (1,500-2,500)

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BELGIAN PERCUSSION PISTOL WITH SNAP BAYONET. Cal. 58. SN 15. 4-1/2” oct bbl. 3-7/8” triangular bayonet is fastened to bottom of bbl and locked by triggerguard. No maker’s mark. CONDITION: Heavily coated with dried grease with some light pitting. Minor repairs to stock. Mechanically good. 4-30419 FS101 (400-600)

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ALLEN BAR HAMMER PISTOL. Cal. 31. SN 10. 2” part oct bbl. No Allen marking but has the 1845 patent date on left side of hammer. Metal has been refinished. Ivory grips are not numbered. CONDITION: Retains most of the orange refinish on frame. Balance of metal is smooth. Grips have natural hairline cracks but are still solid. Mechanically good. 4-30467 FS99 (400-600)

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TRYON PERCUSSION SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. Cal. 45. NSN. 1-11/16” rnd bbl. Marked “TRYON” on left side of frame, “PHILADELPHIA” on right. Made for Tryon in England by “R.H” and so marked on bottom of frame. Smooth wood grip is possibly a replacement. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with light scratches and pitting. Mechanically good. 4-30459 FS110 (800-1,200)

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TRYON PERCUSSION BOXLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 46. NSN. 1-5/8” rnd bbl. Marked “TRYON” on left side of brass frame, ‘PHILADELPHIA” on right. This pistol was imported by Tryon as it carries Birmingham proofmarks with maker’s mark “R.H.” on bottom of frame. Grip cap and thumb piece are German silver. CONDITION: Gray-to-brown patina on bbl and hammer, some corrosion stains on frame. Wood shows extreme wear to checkering but is still solid. Mechanically needs adjustment. 4-30456 FS87 (800-1,200)

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COLLINS “TOP HAT” THREE BARREL RIGBY PATENT PISTOL. Cal. 36 NSN. 1-13/16” rnd bbls. Marked “J.COLLINS” on left side of engraved frame. “12 VIGO STt / LONDON” on right. There are Birmingham proofmarks. Revolving nose of hammer strikes each nipple in turn. CONDITION: 40% orig blue on hammer, traces of casehardening pattern on frame. Light-to-moderate pitting on bbl. Minor dents on grips. Mechanically fine. 4-30424 FS91 (2,500-3,500)

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CASED MARIETTE PEPPERBOX. Cal. 46. NSN. 3-3/16” rnd Damascus bbls. Marked “MARIETTE / BREVETE” on front of grip strap and engraved “HAAKEN-PLOMDEUR / F BT D’ARMES / A LIEGE” on back grip strap. Entire pistol is nickel plated. Cased in a rosewood veneer case with German silver banding around the top and a German silver oval inlaid in the lid which is engraved with the initials “M.A.G.”. Maroon lined case has compartments for a combination bbl wrench, nipple wrench and bullet mold, plated brass cap tin, fluted powder flask, screwdriver, and some cast balls. CONDITION: Fine, with 90% nickel remaining, mixed with scattered spots of light surface rust. There is narrow sliver missing at rear of right grip. Mechanically fine. Case has several hairline cracks in veneer on top, otherwise good. Lining shows minor wear and staining. Locking stud has been replaced, and there is no key. 4-30494 FS80 (2,500-3,000)

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LEPAGE MARIETTE PEPPERBOX. Cal. 38. NSN. 2-1/2” bbls. Marked “MARIETTE / BREVETE” on top of frame and “Par LePage Moutier arq rduRI” around the front of the frame. CONDITION: Gray patina with spots of pitting and light surface rust. The left grip has a hairline vertical crack but is still solid. Mechanically good. 4-30441 FS68 (750-1,250)

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“JAMES FENIMORE COOPER’S PISTOLS?”. 1) Allen and Thurber double bbl pistol. Cal. 32. SN [heart] 10. 5-1/8” ribbed bbl. Marked “DAVIS CAST STEEL”. There are other markings at rear of bbl rib, “VI. 1854”, and on top of left bbl, “WE / [star}.M.”. Pistol has light engraving on both sides of frame. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall. Right grip is broken, and ramrod is replaced. 2) Bacon under hammer sgl shot pistol. Cal. 36. SN 87. 5-7/8” part oct bbl. The “BACON & CO. / NORWICH CONN.” marking on left quarter flat of bbl is partially obscured. CONDITION: Gray patina with moderate pitting overall. Grips are chipped and refinished. Mechanically good. Accompanying pistols are some affidavits linking them to the homestead of James Fenimore Cooper. The homestead had been converted to a restaurant in the 20th century, and these pistols came from the estate of the owner of the restaurant. 4-30897 (3,000-4,000)

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TRYON PERCUSSION SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. Cal. 45. NSN. 3” rnd bbl. Engraved “TRYON” on left side of frame, “PHILADELPHIA” on right. Maker’s mark “R.H” and Birmingham proofmarks are on bottom of frame and bbl. CONDITION: Retains most of dull reblue. Small chips are missing from grip, otherwise good. 4-30461 (600-1,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1842 MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lock and bbl with 1853 dates in both places. There is a single “JS” cartouche on left side of stock. 18-1/4” triangular bayonet is marked “US” on top ricasso. Blade is brilliant. Leather scabbard has brass tip and leather frog but is slightly too short for bayonet. CONDITION: Excellent with few signs of handling. 4-30818 FS25 (5,000-8,000)

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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1803 FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 33-1/4” part oct. bbl, original flint. Standard markings on lock and bbl, dated 1814 at rear of lock. Inside of lockplate is marked “7V”. There are no assembly marks. Touchhole has been bushed. Sunken inspection cartouches at rear of left quarter panel. “V”and other inspector’s marks on left side of stock with “D” and “C” on bottom behind triggerguard. A number of initials are carved inside lockplate cavity. Top jaw and screw are replaced. CONDITION: Even brown patina with dents on edges at rear of bbl. Wood has been cleaned and re-oiled. Mechanically good. 4-30825 FS15 (2,500-3,500)

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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal 58. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Standard markings on lockplate and bbl. Dated 1860 on both. “AMK” and “JAS” inspector cartouches on left side of stock. Issue #267 stamped on top of wrist. Spare nipple remains in patchbox. CONDITION: Fine, with slight signs of cleaning at rear of bbl and specks of pitting on lock and buttplate. Stock has some oil stains but only minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-30819 FS52 (2,500-4,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. 40” part oct. bbl. Dated 1863 on lock and bbl with“WJT” and “ESA” cartouches on left side of stock. Bbl bands, triggerguard, and rear sight are blue. A large eagle over “WHITNEY ARMS Co.” is on right side of stock. CONDITION: Excellent with bright casehardening on lockplate and hammer, slightly dull blue on blue parts, smooth gray on arsenal bright parts, minor dents and scratches on wood. 4-30820 FS22 (4,000-7,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE. Cal. 58, NSN. 40” part oct. bbl. Standard markings on lock and bbl. Dated 1864 on lock and bbl. A large dot follows the standard “V / P / eagle head” proofmark on bbl. The “RPB” cartouche on stock also has a large dot following it. CONDITION: Near new with brilliant casehardening on lockplate and hammer. Arsenal bright finish on all other metal parts. Wood has sharp edges with few handling marks. Mechanically excellent. 4-30821 FS21 (3,000-6,000)

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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1842 MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lockplate, which is dated 1849. Bbl tang is dated 1846. There are two sets of proofmarks on bbl. Standard “D / P / eagle head” at rear and “AR / P” about an inch forward behind some flaws on bbl. A single “JAS” oval cartouche is on left flat of stock. CONDITION: Very fine with some signs of cleaning on bbl. Edges are sharp on wood with few handling marks. Action is good. 4-30079 (3,000-5,000)

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HARPERS FERRY MODEL 1842 MUSKET. Cal. 69. NSN. 42” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lockplate and bbl. Rear of lockplate is dated “1847”. Date on bbl tang has been polished off. Outline of a cartouche is partially visible on left side of stock. CONDITION: Professionally cleaned to nearly-new condition. There is a hairline crack at buttplate. Mechanically fine. 4-30340 (2,500-4,500)

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COLT MODEL 1861 RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Standard 3-line markings on lockplate. Dated 1864 at rear of lockplate and top of bbl. “MK and JT” cartouches on left flat of stock “M.N.M” inspector initials on left flat of bbl with various single letter inspector marks on different parts. CONDITION: Excellent-to-new with minor handling marks. 4-30822 FS49 (5,000-6,000)

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COLT MODEL 1861 SPECIAL RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. Fine Civil War rifle musket with 40” bbl dated “1862” with “1863” dated lockplate. It has standard markings with “N.J” on left side of bbl and left flat of stock. Mounted with 1-pc walnut stock & three bands with square base front sight/bayonet lug & a tulip head ramrod. Upper sling swivel is missing. CONDITION: Fine plus. Upper radius of the bbl is a medium patina with the orig bright finish visible around bbl channel, on lockplate & hammer. Wood is sound with a few light handling & storage marks and retains its dry, orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong, moderately pitted bore. 4-30579 JR357 (2,000-3,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1863 RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. 40” rnd bbl. Standard markings on lock and bbl, both dated “1864”. “ESA” cartouche is partially visible, other is not. CONDITION: Metal shows some cleaning with light scratching on bbl, triggerguard, and buttplate. Wood has been varnished over light dents and scratches. Mechanically good. 4-30341 (2,500-4,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 ARTILLERY MUSKETOON. Cal. 69. NSN. 26” rnd bbl. This has been converted from a cavalry musketoon by removing the saddle ring bar from left side of stock and adding a bayonet lug to bottom of bbl. Trumpet ramrod is a replacement. Dated 1853 at rear of lockplate; date has been removed from bbl tang. CONDITION: Bbl has been cleaned, removing part of the markings with moderate pitting remaining along sides. Lock has light pitting overall. Brass fittings have been cleaned and are now toning to a mellow patina. Stock has been repaired and refinished with some light cracks around lock. 4-30729 FS135 (3,000-4,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 CAVALRY MUSKETOON. Cal. 69. NSN. 26” rnd bbl. Dated 1848 on lockplate, 1850 on bbl tang. There is a faint cartouche on left side of stock. Sling ring and bar remain in place, but ramrod swivel has been removed and ramrod replaced. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting overall. Lock and hammer show some signs of cleaning. Stock has been cleaned and still shows dents and scratches. Mechanically good. 4-30731 FS136 (2,500-3,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 CAVALRY CARBINE. Cal. 69. NSN 26” rnd bbl. Dated “1855” on lockplate. Date on bbl tang has been removed in cleaning. Retains sling ring bar, but ring is missing. Lockplate screws are replacements. Ramrod is a correct replacement. CONDITION: Bbl has been filed but still has moderate pits and surface rust. Lockplate and hammer are smooth with very light pitting. Brass has a mellow patina. Stock has gouges to rear of sling ring bar and signs of cleaning along the lower edge, but is still solid. Mechanically good. 4-31014 FS149 (3,000-4,000)

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SPRINGFIELD M1847 SAPPERS AND MINERS MUSKETOON. Cal 69. 26” bbl. NSN. Dated 1847 on lockplate. Date on bbl tang is not visible. These musketoons are easily identifiable by the bayonet mount at front of bbl and on right side of front bbl band. Only 830 of these were made and one third of them were later converted to artillery musketoons. Only 250 originals carried the 1847 date. Retains both sling swivels and the orig trumpet ramrod. Ramrod channel is partially blocked. CONDITION: Moderate to heavy pitting on bbl. Light to moderate pitting elsewhere. Stock has been broken through wrist, repaired and refinished. Hammer screw is broken off. Otherwise, mechanically fine. 4-31021 FS156 (3,000-3,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1847 ARTILLERY MUSKETOON. Cal. 71. NSN. 26” rnd bbl. Dates on bbl and lockplate are not readable due to pitting. This musketoon shows some signs of conversion as sling bar has been removed from left side of gun and swivels added to front of triggerguard and front bbl band. A large #22 has been stamped on left side of stock. Ramrod is an old replacement as condition matches that of the other iron parts. Bbl screw is a more recent replacement. CONDITION: Moderate-to-heavy pitting on bbl and lock. Moderate-to-heavy corrosion on brass parts. Mechanically good. Stock is cracked at butt and shows signs of refinish. 4-30300 (1,000-1,500)

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FINE REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. 33” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Blue and casehardened finish. Standard markings on bbl and lock. “HDJ” and “BH” cartouches on left side of stock. Contains spare nipple and worm in patchbox. CONDITION: Excellent-to-new with brilliant casehardening and bright blue on bbl. Minor handling marks on wood. 4-30336 FS28 (5,000-6,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1863 ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Standard markings on lock and bbl, including 1863 date. “HDJ” and “BH” cartouches on left side of stock with “R.S.L” inspector mark on left flat of bbl behind “STEEL” marking. Bayonet also has a “B.H” inspector mark. Spare nipple remains in patchbox. CONDITION: Excellent, with 95% plus blue on bbl and fading casehardening on lock. Blade of bayonet is bright, scabbard is fine with some corrosion around brass fittings. 4-30830 FS55 (4,000-7,000)

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VERY FINE REMINGTON ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH SLING AND BAYONET. NSN. Cal. 58. 33” rnd bbl. Standard Remington marks on lockplate. Dated 1863 on both lock and bbl. Sharp “HDJ” and “BH” cartouches on left flat of the stock. “STEEL” and “H.S.L.” inspector marks on left side of bbl. Bayonet has “B.H.” inspector marks on top flat of the hilt with single initials in other places. Leather scabbard has brass throat and drag. 1-1/8” single-hook sling has no visible markings. CONDITION: Excellent with bright casehardening colors on lockplate, somewhat faded with scattered pitting on the hammer. Bbl retains about 95% of dull blue finish. Stock has sharp edges and only minor dents and dings. Bayonet is bright with light patina on the hilt, somewhat darker on the throat and drag. Leather has minor finish cracks, but is still solid. Sling is stained but still supple. 4-58725 (3,000-4,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1863 ZOUAVE RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 58. NSN. 33” rnd bbl. Standard Remington markings on lock. Dated 1863 on lockplate and top of bbl. “BH” cartouche is sharp, the other is only partially readable. “BH” inspector mark is repeated on hilt of the 20-1/8” bayonet. CONDITION: Very good-to-fine with about one-half of the blue remaining on bbl mixed with surface rust and light pitting. Casehardening remains on lockplate, but it too is covered with surface rust and light pitting. Furniture has a dark patina. Wood has minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. Blade of bayonet has a gray patina with spots of surface rust and pitting. Hilt has a very dark patina. 4-30727, 4-30728 (3,000-4,000)

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WHITNEY MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. Cal. 54. NSN. 33” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard markings on lockplate. Dated 1850 at rear of lockplate and on bbl tang. “SM” inspector marks at rear of bbl. Cartouches on left flat of stock are visible but not readable. Spare nipple remains in patchbox. Brass-tipped ramrod is slightly dished. CONDITION: Very good-to-fine, with traces of orig brown on bbl., mostly smooth gray-brown patina. Some casehardening pattern remains on lockplate with widely scattered specks of surface rust. Brass furniture has been cleaned in the past but is now taking on a nice patina. Wood shows minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-30828 FS50 (3,000-5,000)

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HARPER’S FERRY MODEL 1855 RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 58. NSN. 33” part oct bbl. Standard markings on lockplate and bbl, both of which are dated 1861. The spare nipple is in the patchbox along with an extra tumbler. The brass handle bayonet has a 21-5/8” Yataghan blade marked “US” on the left ricasso and numbered “29” on top of the grip. The leather scabbard has riveted brass throat and trip and drag. One arm of the frog is broken off but still present. CONDITION: Professionally cleaned to near-new condition. Cartouche is faint. There is a light crack at the rear of the lockplate, otherwise appears as new. The bayonet has not been cleaned and has a pleasant patina on the hilt. The scabbard has some flaking and scratching; the frog is poor. 4-30829 FS24 (2,500-4,000)

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WHITNEY PLYMOUTH RIFLE. Cal. 69. SN 5481 34-1/8” part oct bbl. Standard markings on lock and bbl. Dated “1862” on lockplate and “1863” on bbl. No inspector marks on stock. CONDITION: Fine as cleaned to armory bright. Eagle on lockplate has been partially removed and some moderate pitting remains on triggerguard bow. Bbl markings and sight markings are sharp. Wood has sharp edges with minor dents. Mechanically fine. 4-30592 (2,000-3,000)

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WHITNEY MODEL 1861 PLYMOUTH RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal 69. SN 1157. Dated 1863 on lockplate. No inspector marks on stock. 22-5/8” Collins bayonet has SN 3348. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned, removing part of the lock markings and all metal parts have a gray patina with light surface rust and pitting. Wood has minor handling marks. Mechanically good. Bayonet blade is also lightly pitted with a dark patina on brass. Scabbard is torn nearly in two with major flaking and cracking. 4-30732, 4-30733 FS140 (2,500-3,500)

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CHATELLERAULT RAMPART RIFLE. Cal. 83 rifled. NSN. 34-1/8” octagonal bbl. This rifle was made on the “a Tige” system which involved smashing a rnd ball flat on the anvil in the chamber to fill the rifling. Despite the single leaf sight graduated to 1,000 meters, this was not considered an accurate rifle. It is dated 1841 on right quarter flat of bbl. Most of the parts have inspector marks including the screw heads. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned bright, and stock lightly cleaned with minor handling marks remaining. Mechanically fine. 4-40593 FS29 (1,000-1,500)

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VERY RARE 1840’s/1850’s LEATHER RIFLE SLING. Buff colored leather rifle sling, 45-1/2” long x 1-3/16” wide with a dbl embossed line on each edge, with one fixed keeper & one sliding keeper & a sgl brass hook sewn & riveted into one end. The end with the fixed keeper is dbl cartouched with “R. WHITE / US / ORD DEPT / SUB INSPECTOR” contained in an oval and “S.H. YOUNG / & CO. / NEWARK” without a border. CONDITION: Crisp & new, never installed on a rifle. Retains virtually all of its bright buff finish with only very minor, very light soil. 4-30682 JR382 (1,250-2,250)

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TOWER 1858 PATTERN RIFLE WITH BAYONET AND SCABBARD. Cal. .577. NSN. 39-3/16” Standard markings and features. Dated 1863 on lockplate. No issue marks. Bayonet is marked with Canadian proofs and an issue #165 on socket. CONDITION: Metal is fine with 90% blue on bbl, 70% on bbl bands, and 70% casehardening on lockplate and hammer. Stock is sanded and re-oiled. Bayonet is fine. 4-30824 (3,000-4,000)

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CONVERTED MODEL 1795 HARPERS FERRY MUSKET. Cal. 72. NSN. 45-1/8” rnd bbl. Standard Harpers Ferry markings at rear of lockplate, which is dated 1815. “JS” and “V / MF” cartouches on left side of stock. Drum and nipple conversion has an extremely high (3-3/4”) hammer sometimes associated with Confederate usage. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with light pitting, tending towards heavy around breech. Stock has numerous repairs around lock. Ramrod and swing swivels are missing as well as most internal lock parts. 4-30564 (1,000-1,500)

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RARE MODEL 1836 HALL CARBINE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 64. NSN 23” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “J.P HALL / US / 1837” on top of breechblock. Saddle ring stud extends completely through wrist and is fastened by a nut on right side. Tool compartment in butt has a hinged cover. 21-3/4” triangular bayonet is complete with tool screw on the end. CONDITION: Very good-to-fine, with about one-half of orig brown on receiver and bbl, mixed with light-to-moderate surface rust. Breechblock is turned dark. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-30081 FS42 (6,000-8,000)

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FINE HALL MODEL 1841 RIFLE. Cal. 52. NSN. 32-3/4” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “H. FERRY / US / 1842” on top of breechblock. Gun was made originally as a percussion and is not a conversion. Note the lack of a spur on the rear of the triggerguard. Operating lever is called a fishtail for obvious reasons. CONDITION: Very good-to-fine, with about one-half of the armory brown on all parts. Breechblock has a gray-brown patina as it was never browned. Stock has usual crack at rear of receiver and another above trigger but is generally very good. Action is fine. 4-30082 FS44 (6,000-9,000)

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RARE 3RD MODEL SAVAGE NORTH FIGURE-8 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 369. Usual configuration with 6-3/4” tapered oct bbl, solid 6-shot cyl. It has rnd iron frame with figure-8 triggerguard, the bottom ring of which cocks the hammer & rotates the cyl with the trigger in the top ring. It has the creeping rammer. It also has 2-pc walnut grips. Right grip has a nicely carved, script “JM”. Only about 100 of these rare revolvers were made in period 1856-1859. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including grips. No orig finish remains being an even gray/brown patina overall with some fine pitting. Grips show moderate to heavy wear with minor nicks & scratches and retain most of a restored finish. Left grip has a chip at the rear edge. Hammer screw may be a replacement. Occasionally will not rotate to full cock. It appears that the sear spring is weak and will not engage the sear notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-30451 JR310 (10,000-15,000)

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SAVAGE NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 5585. 7-1/8” oct bbl. Standard 3-line markings on top of frame. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light pitting. Grips are worn with minor chips at base. Mechanically good. 4-30083 (1,500-2,500)

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MASSACHUSETTS ARMS WESSON & LEAVITT DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 41. SN 7” rnd bbl. Markings have been removed from top strap and mostly from lockplate. Face of breech has number 310. 1849 Wesson patent marking is still visible on rotating ring around cyl pin. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with scattered light pitting. About 80% of silver remains on triggerguard. There are several bruises on grips. Mechanically needs work. 4-30452 FS113 (3,500-4,500)

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PETTENGILL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 3586. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Marked “PETTENGILLS / PATENT 1856” and “RAYMOND & ROBITAILLE / PATENTED 1858” on top strap. “WW” inspector marks appear on frame and bbl. “WB” on the cyl which has the number “3128”, not matching that on the frame. CONDITION: Gray patina with some signs of cleaning. Grips are missing large chips at bottom, mostly on left side. Mechanically good. 4-30087 (1,500-2,500)

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CASED INSCRIBED WESSON & LEAVITT MASS ARMS PERCUSSION BELT REVOLVER. Cal. 31. NSN. Only about 1,000 of these revolvers were made in period 1850-51. Beautiful little revolver with 4” rnd bbl, open bottom receiver, 6-shot cyl with etched decoration and very nicely engraved frame, lockplate & hammer. Triggerguard is engraved to match with “Bartlett” in a ribbon. It has smooth 1-pc walnut grip with flared butt and brass backstrap. Accompanied by its orig burgundy velvet lined, striped tiger maple case compartmented in bottom for revolver, a spectacular Mass Arms eagle flask, brass 2-cavity bullet mold without sprue cutter, “MASS ARMS CO” marked on bottom. It also has its brass bullet starter/rammer and an L-shaped nipple wrench. Another compartment has the orig key. It appears that there was a Ralph W. Bartlett who served the Confederacy during the Civil War in Company K, Texas 9th Infantry and also the 6th Tennessee Infantry from 1862-1863. Also accompanied by a machinist’s or engineer’s straight edge, beautifully etched “Ralph W. Bartlett”, with its leather case. CONDITION: Appears to be new & unfired with bbl retaining 98-99% glossy orig blue and frame, lockplate, hammer & triggerguard virtually all of their bright orig case colors. Cyl is faded, silvered case colors. Grip is sound and retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Timing needs adjustment, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Case is sound with a couple of dings in bottom and top and retains most of its orig varnish with nicks & light scratches. Interior is slightly faded with soil in bottom from the revolver. Flask is virtually new. Mold has one bent arm, otherwise appears unused. Straight edge is extremely fine, leather case shows a little wear. A beautiful set in seldom encountered condition. 4-31059 JR497 (7,500-12,500)

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PETTENGILL NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 651 4-5/8” oct bbl. This is the last type with plunger catch at front of loading lever. Marked “PETTENGILLS / PATENT 1856” on top strap “RAYMOND & ROBITAILLE / PATENTED 1858” on bottom strap. Cyl pin screw is missing, and loading lever screw has been replaced with a rivet. CONDITION: All metal parts have been cleaned to bright with scattered pitting remaining. Grips show wear at base and have been re-varnished. Mechanically good. 4-30450 FS88 (1,250-1,750)

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SPRINGFIELD/WARNER TWO TRIGGER BELT REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 23 5” rnd bbl. No markings are visible. This variation has loading lever attached to bottom of bbl. This revolver was designed to get around Colt’s revolver patents. It was not successful and very few were made. CONDITION: Gray patina with light-to-moderate pitting, some blue on loading lever. Grips show strong traces of varnish but are battered at base. Mechanically needs work. 4-30460 (1,000-1,500)

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CASED COLT PATERSON BELT MODEL NO. 3 REVOLVER. Cal. 34. SN 170. Spectacular, fresh to the market Paterson with 4-1/2” oct bbl with flared lug, tiny blade front sight with usual markings on top flat with double scalloped bbl lug bottom without rammer. It has two matching numbered 5-shot cylinders with Centaur scene with Colt’s four horse head logo. It has burl walnut, 1-pc highly figured, walnut grip with flared butt. Serial number was observed on inside of bbl lug, back of both cylinders, on trigger, on cyl rotating ring and bottom left edge of grip. Further disassembly was not undertaken to check other small parts. Accompanied by an orig Colt casing for this pistol with fluted panel lid and dark brown velvet lining with recesses in bottom for revolver & its orig charger. Right rear corner has a dowel peg for the spare cyl. It has wire clips for its single cavity ball mold with three walnut handles with incised line decoration, an orig detached rammer that has a screwdriver tip and when the ball is unscrewed exposes a nipple pick & 4-point nipple wrench, a turned, walnut handle brass cleaning rod and its orig capper, serial number “198”. The charger is gold washed and still has two balls in two of the chambers of the wooden magazine. Center band has the usual Patent Arms inscription. No numbers were observed anywhere on the charger. Unfortunately, one of hinges on lid of the case is broken. Only 850 of the No.2 & No. 3 Patersons were ever built in period 1838-1840, so no accurate count is available on the exact numbers produced of each model, as serial numbers were intermixed. Patersons, as we all know, are the extreme rarities in Colt collecting and are seldom ever encountered with very much condition. This set is not only complete but has great condition. Ex-Hable Collection, Ex-Anderson Collection and Ex-Bob Barryman Collection. It is also illustrated in full color on p. 12 of Colt: An American Legend, Wilson, complete with case & all accessories as found today. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered but appears orig to this revolver. Bbl retains 95-97% glossy orig blue with some minor pinpoint flaking and slight thinning on right side of bbl lug around wedge slot. Cylinders each retain about 95% glossy orig blue with some slight battering on faces. Rear edge of one shows some rotation wear and may have been fired. The other shows little or no rotation wear on rear edge and is probably unfired. Base plate and recoil shields retain about 90% glossy orig blue with some flaking on recoil shields. Frame & grip frame are a smooth gray patina. Grip shows a very few, very minor nicks, otherwise retains virtually all of its orig varnish. The case, with its broken hinge, is otherwise sound. Lid has numerous nicks & scratches in varnish but no wood damage and overall retains 80-85% strong, bright, orig varnish. Interior is very lightly faded with impressions of cyl and various pieces in lid. Bottom shows wear from revolver and various pieces with some slight soil and very light fading. Bullet mold & rammer retain most of their orig finish, slightly thin on rammer. Cleaning rod has a couple of small chips on fine edge. Cap tool retains about 15-20% orig gilding on lid and around screw on back, with all of gilding inside, balance is a dark brass patina. Charger retains about 80% orig gilding with a small hole in powder ring and is completely functional. Bright shiny bore with one small area of rust near forcing cone end. Hammer tends to catch when released from full cock, probably a burr inside, otherwise mechanics are crisp. 4-30292 JR93 (125,000-175,000)

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RARE COLT BABY PATERSON EHLERS MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 335. One of the most rare of the Paterson revolvers with about 500 made in period 1837-38. It has 3” oct bbl with faint markings on top flat, appears to not have the “M’g Co.” portion of the address. It has 5-shot cyl with the Ehlers rammer. It has 1-pc walnut grip with square butt. Serial number was observed on the cyl plate, sides of the front and backstraps and on the rammer handle. No additional disassembly was attempted to check other parts. Although the serial number could not be found on cyl, it is this cataloguer’s opinion that this is the orig cyl with pitting on front face and mild battering on rear face which seems to have obliterated any numbers. The wedge is unnumbered and grips are soiled and oil stained in the backstrap channel, covering any number that might be there. Again, it is this cataloguer’s opinion that these are the orig grips. The rammer latch is a replacement. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & rammer retain a silver/gray patina with traces of orig blue on the bbl lug. Frame retains 50-60% thin orig blue with balance a silver/gray patina. Cyl retains about 50% centaur scene. Grips are sound being mostly a cleaned patina with some traces of orig varnish. There are small chips at both toes. Hammer spring is broken at the hook on front strap but still functional. The timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves. A fine, rare little Colt. 4-31046 JR495 (30,000-50,000)

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FINE NEW HAMPSHIRE MARKED COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 11028. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. Marked, “{ ADDRESS SAMLC COLT NEW-YORK CITY }” on top and ‘NEW HAMPSHIRE” on left side. Second line of the “COLT’S / PATENT” marking is barely visible due to a misstamp. The “U.S.” stamp below it is sharp. “J.C.B” cartouche on left side of grip, “W.A.T” on right side. Inspector initial “B” is stamped on top of bbl, left side of frame, triggerguard, left side of loading lever, top of backstrap and cyl. CONDITION: Fine with 30% bright blue mixed with some flaking and light pitting on bbl and cyl. 40% casehardening on loading lever, hammer and left side of frame. There is light to moderate pitting on right side of frame. Grips have a mellow patina and minor handling marks. Cyl scene is very good with about 60% remaining. Safety pins are intact. Mechanically fine. 4-30973 FS176 (35,000-50,000)

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FINE COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 9207. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame with “U.S.” below the “COLT’S / PATENT” marking, “JH” cartouche on left side of grip “W.A.T” on right. Matching numbers except wedge which has no number. Cyl scene is very strong with about 90% remaining. All safety pins remain, although four of them are mashed. The Ormsby signature is good and the “MODEL U.S.M.R. / COLT’S PATENT” marking on either side of the SN is very strong. Only 2,700 2nd Model Dragoons were made and it is very difficult to find a martially marked one in fine condition. CONDITION: Fine. Strong traces of blue on bbl with visible case hardening pattern on loading lever and frame. Mostly silvered out but some faint traces of color remain. Grips are worn at high spots but retain much of orig finish. Mechanically excellent. 4-30972 FS174 (20,000-30,000)

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FINE COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN12719. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. All matching including wedge. Standard markings overall, “U.S.” marked on frame with scattered inspector marks on smaller pieces. A name has been lightly scratched on the butt, but it is not clear. This gun as originally in the JR Hegeman, Jr. collection and has his stamp on bottom of right grip. CONDITION: 30% blue on bbl with heavy holster wear on upper right part of muzzle. 40% casehardening on loading lever, frame and hammer with strong colors only on left side. Cyl scene is strong with about 85% remaining. There is a scratch around the center. Safety pins are all excellent. Grips are worn at bottom and have dents overall. Inspector cartouches are visible but not readable. Mechanically fine. 4-30974 FS175 (15,000-25,000)

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COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 2150. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. Marking on bbl reads from breech to muzzle instead of the usual direction. Frame marking is in center instead of front. These early guns with tiny serial numbers are sometimes called fluck dragoons but this is a standard 1st Model. Numbers match except for lever which has a “P” inspector mark but no serial number. There are signs of work on top of lever. Lever catch is a replacement. Frame, bbl, cyl, backstrap and triggerguard also have the “P” inspector mark. There are remnants of the “WAT” and “NP” cartouches on sides of grip, although grips are heavily worn in that area. CONDITION: Blue/gray patina overall with light to moderate pitting, especially on bbl. Grips are well worn with chips at toes. About half of cyl scene remains with areas of moderate pitting. Mechanically good. 4-30971 (8,000-12,000)

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SCARCE COLT HARTFORD LONDON 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 264. Scarce Colt, one of only about 700 made prior to the Civil War. It has 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight with address “ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY” with dashes at each end. It has British proofs on left side of bbl lug and on cyl between the nipples. It has brass grip frame with beautiful, smooth, burl walnut 1-pc grip. Left side of frame has Colt’s patent with usual markings on cyl. CONDITION: About fine. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas, being a cleaned silver metal color with some very fine pitting around muzzle and a few spots on bbl. Cyl retains 60-70% Ormsby dragoon & Indian fight scene. All six of the safety pins are present. Grip frame is a light mustard patina. Grip is sound with a few dings on bottom & light handling & use marks and retains most of its strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some light frosty pitting. 4-30620 JR300 (10,000-15,000)

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COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 8106. Fine dragoon with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, usual markings with tiny “U.S.” below “COLT’S PATENT” on frame. It has brass grip frame with square back triggerguard & 1-pc walnut grip with fine sharp legible cartouches on both sides. One of only 2,700 revolvers of this model produced in period 1850-1851, few of which survive with any condition at all. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered and possible replaced rammer now numbered to match gun. Rammer pivot retains about 50% faded replaced cased colors. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas, flaked to medium patina elsewhere with several nicks on each side. Cyl retains about 30% thin orig blue with balance flaked to a medium patina and retains about 90% Ranger/Indian fight scene. All six safety pins remain prominent. Frame & hammer retain case colors, mostly turning gray. Grip frame is a medium mustard patina & grip, which is pencil numbered to this revolver in backstrap channel, is sound & crisp with a few minor nicks & dings and retains a fine oil finish and has its fine cartouches on each side. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-59000 (12,500-17,500)

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COLT SECOND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal 44. SN 10732. 7-1/2” hard oct bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame with inspector marks on various parts but no cartouches on grips. Matching numbers except loading lever and wedge. Bbl has been stretched from front of octagonal portion and contour has been changed slightly. Engraved on buttstrap is “D. T. Elston”. Daniel T. Elston was a member of Company A, 4th Illinois Cavalry, also known as “Grant’s Escort” during his entire Civil War enlistment. Record included with gun include those of Company A, as well as the rest of the regiment, and show that it was detached as an escort to Ulysses S. Grant from November 1861 to August 1863. His certificate of discharge lists his occupation as banker. He was discharged on July 4, 1863, because of diseases from which “he will never recover sufficiently to perform mandates of a soldier”. He appears on the muster roles until his discharge. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina overall with various dents and pits. Grips show little wear. About half of the cyl seam remains, but the safety pins are battered at the rear of cyl. 4-30725 FS261 (8,000-12,000)

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COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 13559. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, altered German silver front sight with brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of frame has a tiny “U.S.” below “COLT’S PATENT”. Accompanied by a very rare, dark brown, leather flap holster. This holster is certainly period to the revolver with its unsecured flap as was found on such early holsters. It has a sewn back edge and does not appear to have ever had a plug. The back has two different sets of stitching holes with four holes where rivets have pulled through from belt loop. The flap is crudely carved “S. ROSS”. Col. Samuel Ross (1822-1880) served with the 20th Connecticut Infantry from Oct. 1862 to June 1865. During the entire time they were active, the 20th was constantly engaged or on the move and participated in numerous engagements including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and throughout Sherman’s march to the sea right through to the surrender in 1865. During all these engagements they lost a total of 80 officers & enlisted men killed and 88 died from disease and accidents. CONDITION: Good, all matching including wedge. No orig finish remains being a dark brown patina in sheltered areas with a cleaned silver/brown patina elsewhere, with scattered light to moderate pitting. Cylinder retains 20-25% dragoon/Indian fight scene with about 60% of cylinder having moderate pitting. Grip frame is a medium mustard patina. Grip has a chipped left toe and shows heavy wear with a worn dark patina. Top of hammer has had a groove filed, the purpose of which could not be determined. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine and moderate pitting. Holster shows very heavy wear with the aforementioned damage. The bend of the flap is crackled and the leather is stiff & dry. There are a couple of small bends toward the toe. 4-31038 JR503 (5,000-10,000)

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COLT SECOND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 8615, matching except lever which has no number. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. Nipples have been replaced. Copper front sight is also a replacement. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with moderate pitting, heavy on top of bbl, partially obscuring marking and on left side of frame, also obscuring marking. There is evidence of work around front of bbl. Strong traces of cyl scene remain. Grips have been cleaned and re-oiled. All screws are replacements. 4-30085 (3,000-4,000)

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COPY OF A COLT WALKER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN A COMPANY 21. Extremely fine copy of a Colt Walker with 9-1/16” oct to rnd bbl without markings and only the faint “1847” above the wedge screw on right side flat. Cyl measures 2.413” long x 1.858 diameter with rnd stops and the number “1270” on rear between nipples. It has a brass triggerguard with iron backstrap & 1-pc walnut grip that is numbered on right bottom edge “A COMPANY 21”. No other markings were observed anywhere on revolver, although it appears that something was removed from bottom front edge of frame. CONDITION: No finish remains being a smooth, gray/brown patina overall with some fine pitting. Trigger screw is a replacement and some of other screws are battered with some battering on bottom of grip and a chip at left heel. Mechanics are fine, bright, shiny, conventionally-rifled bore with scattered pitting. 4-30360 JR270 (3,000-5,000)

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COLT DRAGOON POWDER FLASK. 7-1/2” brass body with stand of flags above crossed revolving rifles and banner carrying the words “Colt’s Patent”. Swiveling cover for ball compartment on top is also marked “Colt’s Patent”. Top is marked “WAT” in script and plunger spout is marked “Grs”. Retains triangular brass rings on sides. CONDITION: Very good with scattered light dents overall. Mild to dark patina. 4-30999 FS195 (1,000-1,500)

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RARE CASED ENGRAVED COLT PRESENTATION MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 40847. Spectacular Navy with 7-1/2” oct bbl, pin front sight, 1-line New York City address with dashes at each end. It has a small triggerguard, silver plated grip frame and highly figured burl walnut 1-pc grip. It is beautifully engraved by Gustave Young in his trademark style with flower blossoms and wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose. Frame, sides & top of hammer have full coverage patterns with sides of bbl lug, top right & left flats having extensive coverage and sides of rammer pivot. Left side of bbl lug has his trademark wolf’s head incorporated into the pattern. Ends of wedge are matching engraved. Top of backstrap has his trademark sunburst with foliate arabesque patterns at top & bottom with matching engraving on buttstrap & triggerguard. Center of backstrap is inscribed “R.D. HUBBARD. ESQ. / FROM THE INVENTOR”. Hubbard was apparently a close acquaintance of Col. Colt and was a prominent attorney in the Hartford area. Accompanied by an orig, purple velvet lined, Colt casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, a double sided Navy flask, a 2-cavity iron Colt’s Patent bullet mold, an L-shaped nipple wrench & a sealed tin of Eley’s caps. Another compartment contains a spare new lock bolt and hand along with five new nipples and the orig key. CONDITION: Very fine, possibly unfired, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains small areas of glossy orig blue with some moderate pitting on right side flat & right bottom flat, the balance flaked to a medium patina. Rammer handle is pitted in same area, apparently from damp storage in the case. Rammer handle & pivot retain about 75-80% strong orig case colors. Cyl also retains spots of glossy orig blue with the balance flaked to a light to medium patina and retains 96-98% crisp Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains about 75% orig case colors, stronger on left side and on hammer nose. Grip frame retains about 95% orig silver plating. Grip is crisp with a few minor handling & storage nicks and retains virtually all of its bright orig varnish finish. Mechanics are a little sluggish, but crisp, probably full of old dried oil. Bright shiny bore. Case has numerous small nicks & scratches with some pimpling & crazing to finish, possibly an old refinish on outside. Lining has, what are probably, water stains with minor wear, retaining bright color with one loose partition. Flask retains 85-90% orig finish and mold about 80%. A rare presentation Colt in near unfired condition with some poor storage. 4-30281 JR91 (35,000-45,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 119213. Wonderful Colt Navy with 7-1/2” oct bbl, pin front sight, 1-line New York City U.S. America address with dashes at each end and silver plated grip frame with burl 1-pc walnut grip. It has full coverage Gustave Young engraving on frame, sides & top of hammer with full coverage on sides of bbl lug and top left & right flats and also on rammer pivot. Top of backstrap has his typical sunburst with foliate arabesque patterns at top & bottom with matching engraving on buttstrap & triggerguard. There is a small “E” below serial numbers in three positions on frame & grip frame. Accompanied by an orig Colt casing with dark green velvet lining compartmented in bottom for revolver, a double sided Navy flask and an iron Colt’s Patent 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter. Right rear compartment has an early lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains about 90% thin blue turning plum. Rammer & handle retain most of their faded orig case colors. Cyl retains 50-60% thin orig blue and about 95% Ormsby naval battle scene. The six safety pins are about half present. Frame retains traces of dark case colors, being mostly a dark gray patina. Grip frame retains about 70% orig silver plate. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches and light edge wear and retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore, dark in grooves. Case has a couple of cracks in lid with normal handling & storage marks. Interior shows moderate wear with some re-gluing to partitions & lid liner. Flask is a dark mustard patina missing one screw and another replaced. Mold is clean & bright with good cavities. Cap tin is fine. 4-30280 JR90 (15,000-20,000)

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IDENTIFIED, INSCRIBED & ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 98243. This revolver was the property of Capt. Ethan O. Hurd who enlisted for three years in July 1861 and resigned March 1864. He was promoted to Captain July 3, 1862 and assigned to Company B of the 39th Ohio Regiment. His unit fought in numerous engagements in Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia & the Carolinas. On October 14, 1863, while camped near Colliersville, TN, his unit was ordered to proceed to an area about 20 miles away, that a train carrying Gen. Sherman had been attacked at an outlying station. When the Confederate force of about 2,500 attacked the train with its Union soldiers numbering about 600, the Union troops retreated to a knoll near the railroad station and engaged the Confederates. They successfully drove off the attacking force thereby saving Gen. Sherman from harm or capture by the Confederates. They lost fifteen killed & thirty wounded in the battle. This account is carried in an address by Capt. Hurd given at Cincinnati, OH, March 7, 1900 as printed in History of Fuller’s Ohio Brigade, 1861-1865, Smith, a copy of which accompanies this lot. It can be stated with almost undeniable certainty that Capt. Hurd’s action in rescuing Gen. Sherman changed the history and course of the Civil War to what we know today. Had Gen. Sherman been captured or killed at Colliersville, it may not have changed the ultimate outcome of the war but very likely would have prolonged it to a large extent. Revolver has 7-1/2” oct bbl with dovetail front sight and 1-line Hartford address. It has silver plated brass grip frame, inscribed on the front strap “E.O. Hurd. Cin. O”. It is fitted with beautiful 1-pc ivory grip with a deep relief carved Mexican eagle on left side. Ivory appears to be mastadon type, rather than regular elephant ivory. It is engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame & recoil shields with wolf’s heads on sides of hammer nose with his deluxe extra engraving on bbl lug, top side flats of bbl and on rammer pivot. Mr. Young incorporated an unusual horse’s head in the engraving pattern on left side of bbl lug in place of his usual dog’s head. Right side incorporates leaves & blossoms. It has his style of fan at top of backstrap with engraved buttstrap & triggerguard to match. Accompanied by a period commercial lightweight flap holster made of fine black leather with sewn back edge and a sewn in plug. In addition to the book relating the above described incident this lot is also accompanied by a very large packet of research information regarding Capt. Hurd and his Civil War service. Capt. Hurd, after resigning from the Army in 1864, apparently resumed his civilian life in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and died March 24, 1913 in Cincinnati and is buried there. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge. Grip is unnumbered. Bbl retains traces of blue in the most sheltered areas, being mostly a mottled silver/gray patina with scattered fine pitting. Frame retains dark case colors in sheltered areas, being mostly a silver patina. Grip frame retains 70-75% orig silver plating with balance a light mustard patina. Cyl is a gray/brown patina with a few spots of fine pitting and retains about 50% Ormsby naval battle scene. Grip has several age lines with crack near top and repaired crack on right side with some areas of fill. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Holster is dry & crackled but still supple, with a hole at the front sight and missing some leather from the edge of the flap. Orig tab has been replaced. 4-31131 JR486 (25,000-40,000)

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IDENTIFIED CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 99312. Identified to Union Captain Robert C. Williamson of the 4th Independent Company of Ohio Sharpshooters. It has 7-1/2” oct bbl, pin front sight with 1-line Hartford address, silver plated brass grip frame & extraordinary, 1-pc ivory grip carved on left side with a deep relief American eagle and an American shield. Front strap has crudely scratched initials “RCW”. It has New York style, probably Nimschke, full coverage, foliate arabesque engraving with punch dot background on the frame & hammer with extensive coverage on bbl & rammer pivot. Left side of bbl lug has a dog’s head incorporated in the patterns. Top of backstrap has a large fan with engraving patterns at heel, on buttstrap & triggerguard. Accompanied by an orig, green velvet lined, Colt casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, a dbl sided, sloping spout, Navy flask, a 2-cavity, blued Colt’s Patent mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. Also included are two spare nipples and a non-functioning key. Accompanied by a small photograph of a young man in Union Captain’s uniform, signed at bottom “R.C.W. / 1865”. Also accompanied by a packet of information from the American Civil War Research Database identifying Capt. Williamson as having enlisted 8-15-1862 as a First Lieutenant and mustered out 6-9-1865 as a Captain. His unit apparently fought in several major battles, particularly in Georgia and North Carolina. CONDITION: Revolver is very good with traces of orig finish remaining, being mostly a silver/gray/brown patina. Grip frame retains 15-20% orig silver plating and cyl, a gray patina, retains about 60-70% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Grip is outstanding with numerous age lines and retains a wonderful mellow, ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case is completely sound, retaining most of a restored finish on exterior. Interior is moderately faded with light to moderate soil. Accessories are fine. 4-31009 JR433 (10,000-15,000)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 100175. Silver finish with 7-1/2” oct bbl, pin front sight with brass triggerguard & backstrap and 1-pc walnut grip. Frame has full coverage, typical Nimschke engraving with Colt’s Patent on left side. Engraving extends over the entire sides of bbl lug & rammer pivot with a border around the address on top flat. Backstrap, buttstrap & triggerguard are engraved to match. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. This is a little used revolver that has had poor storage. Bbl & rammer handle retain 75-80% strong orig silver with some flaking and turning dull. Flaked areas are a dark patina. Cyl retains about 85% orig silver plating with about 95-98% crisp Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains 80-85% orig silver plating with flaked areas dark patina. Grip frame retains about 95% orig silver plating, thinned on backstrap. Ends of wedge show little or no battering with most of their engraving intact. Grips are crisp with sharp edges and retain virtually all of their orig factory varnish. Trigger return spring is weak, otherwise mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 4-30501 JR87 (12,500-17,500)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 198490. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass pin front sight with brass grip frame & smooth 1-pc ivory grip. Frame has full coverage Nimschke engraving with wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose and engraved sides. Bbl lug & top side flats are engraved to match with Nimschke bird head incorporated into the engraving pattern. The rammer handle pivot is engraved to match. Top of backstrap has the Nimschke fan with patterns at top & heel with buttstrap and triggerguard engraved to match. Accompanied by An after-market, probably by the distributor, rust/red velvet lined case compartmented for the revolver, a double sided, medium sized flask, an L-shaped nipple wrench, a reproduction bullet mold and a lacquered cap tin with reproduction label. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, except rammer which is properly unnumbered. Retains traces of orig finish in the very sheltered areas, being mostly a smooth blue/gray patina. Bbl has several small nicks & dings with some pitting around muzzle. Frame is clean & smooth. Cyl has myriad small hammer marks and retains traces of the orig Ormsby Naval battle scene. Grip frame is a medium mustard patina. Grip is sound with two large, very old chips from left side and numerous age lines and retains a beautiful, golden, mellow patina. Mechanics are fine, worn, dark pitted bore. Case & contents are fine. 4-30500 JR246 (4,500-7,500)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 48115. 3rd Model Navy with 7-1/2” oct bbl, wide dovetail front sight, small brass triggerguard with silver plated grip frame & smooth 1-pc ivory grip. Revolver is beautifully deluxe engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage on frame, on sides & top side flats of the bbl & bbl lug and on rammer pivot with wolf’s heads on sides of hammer nose. Backstrap, butt strap & triggerguard are engraved to match. Left side of frame and left side of bbl lug each have Mr. Young’s trademark dog’s heads incorporated into the engraving patterns. This one, unusually so, having two dog’s heads where he usually only engraved one. The screws are all engraved. This is some of Mr. Young’s finest work in his early period. CONDITION: About fine, all matching including wedge. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas, being mostly a silver brown patina with heavy edge wear on left side of muzzle. The engraving otherwise is sharp and clean. Cyl retains 70-75% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Triggerguard & backstrap retain about 50% orig silver with balance a light brass patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-30634 JR297 (10,000-15,000)

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RARE COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 79476. Fine early navy with 7-1/2” bbl, pin front sight, 1-line Hartford address with dashes, 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with extended 4th screw. It has silver plated iron grip frame with small triggerguard and the rare feature of a swivel in front of the triggerguard. It has 1-pc walnut grip. Cyl & left side of bbl lug have British proofs. Accompanied by a matching numbered shoulder stock with brass furniture and uncheckered American walnut butt with a stud & swivel in bottom tang. This is a 3rd model navy with the rare small triggerguard and has 3rd type shoulder stock attachment. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, except grips which are unnumbered. Overall the metal is a medium to dark silver/brown patina with some scattered, fine pitting. There are traces of case colors on the frame and hammer. Cyl has mostly fine pitting and retains 25-30% Ormsby naval battle scene. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Stock is sound with the brass having been slightly artificially aged and the stock retaining most of an old restored finish. 4-30619 JR305 (12,500-17,500)

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FINE COLT MODEL 1851 HARTFORD-LONDON NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 196211. Made in Hartford for the London market, blue & case colored with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass cone front sight, London address on top flat with dashes at each end and British proofs on bbl flat & between nipples on cyl, which is without the Ormsby markings. It has a blued iron triggerguard & backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip with a large British acceptance arrow mark on right side. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except properly unnumbered rammer handle. Bbl retains about 85% thinning, glossy, orig blue with a spot of rust on both sides, about 2” from muzzle. Cyl retains 15-20% thin orig blue with balance a medium brown patina and overall retains 70-75% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains 75-80% orig case colors, stronger on right side with recoil shields mostly a medium to dark patina. Backstrap & buttstrap retain 75-80% thin orig blue and triggerguard about 60%, stronger around trigger, thin on front strap. Grip is sound with light edge wear, a few light nicks & scratches and retains about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some moderate pitting. 4-30037 JR102 (4,000-6,000)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 169950, matching except lever which has no number. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Standard 1-line marking on bbl and 2-line patent marking on left side of frame. Backstrap is engraved “CAPT. Henry King.” Brass of backstrap and triggerguard appear to have been artificially aged. In a period Colt case with extremely fine Colt’s patent slant charger flask, several cap tins, screwdriver/nipple wrench, and proper bullet mold. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with light pitting and minor nicks and dents. Cyl scene is good with about one-half of battle scene remaining mixed with light-to-moderate pitting. Grips are fine, worn on high spots but retaining much of the varnish. Case lid has been repaired (possibly replaced) and entire case has been refinished. Flask retains most of the orig finish with some degradation on the smooth back. Screwdriver/wrench is fine. Bullet mold has light-to-moderate pitting, but markings are still readable. Sides are slightly sprung. Cap tins are fair with splits on side and chips on labels. Wedge screw is broken but present, otherwise mechanically okay. 4-30738 FS131 (3,500-4,500)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 152880. All matching including wedge. 7” oct bbl. Standard one line marking on top of bbl and patent marking on left side of frame. Pin front sight, ivory grips and some screws are replaced. Some of the numbers have been restamped. Case is a correct period case, but it has been relined with purple velvet. One partition is broken. Replica bullet mold and some cast balls from a different mold are included. CONDITION: Iron surfaces cleaned to gray with light pitting remaining in some areas. Brass has not been cleaned and has numerous dents and scratches. Grips are very good with tight, natural cracks. Mechanically needs adjustment. Lid of case is warped with some joints open. 4-30724 (1,600-2,000)

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FINE COLT M1851 NAVY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 56940. 7-1/2” oct bbl. All matching except cyl which has no number. Marked, “-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-” on top of bbl, “COLTS / PATENT / U. S.” on left side of frame, and “U.S.N. / J.N.H.” on the butt. “T” inspector mark on left side of bbl. Brass pin front sight, notch in hammer rear sight. Iron backstrap and triggerguard. CONDITIN: About half of casehardening colors remain; bright on flats of frame and sides of loading lever. Strong traces of blue on protected places of bbl and triggerguard. Cyl has about half of the blue remaining with chambers in front of cyl cleaned. Battle scene is strong with about 80% remaining. Sharp safety pins on the rear of the cyl. Grips have light handling marks. Mechanically fine. 4-30977 FS160 (10,000-12,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 25554. Second type with 7-1/2” oct bbl, London address, pin front sight with silver plated large iron triggerguard & iron backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of frame is marked “COLT’S PATENT” and it has British proofs on left side of bbl lug & cyl. About 42,000 of these were made in period 1853-1857 with most of them issued to British military. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains about 20% thin orig blue in sheltered areas with balance a silver/gray patina. Cyl retains traces of orig blue and 75-80% Ormsby naval battle scene with three of the safety pins prominent. Frame retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/gray patina. Triggerguard & backstrap retain about 70% thin, orig silver plating with the copper underwash showing through. Grip has chipped toes with numerous nicks & dings and retains abut 75-80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-31039 JR504 (2,500-3,500)

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COLT M1851 ARMY NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 52536. Matching including wedge. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Marked, “-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-“ on top of bbl, “COLTS / PATENT / U. S.” on left side of frame. Sharp “JH” cartouche on left side of grip and “R.H.K.W.” on right. Brass backstrap and triggerguard. Various inspector initials on different parts. CONDITION: Strong traces of casehardening on frame and blue on bbl. Cyl scene is sharp with about 90% remaining. Grips retain about 80% varnish. There is a tiny chip missing at left toe. Mechanically fine. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-30975 FS161 (7,000-10,000)

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RARE KRIEGS MARINE HOLSTER FOR COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Made of heavy black & brown leather, 10” long with molded triggerguard slot at the rear and a thumb strap over the top with a small pouch on outside edge for a long capper and a drop belt loop on back, with a spare cyl pouch on the front with full cover and a tab that fits over a rolled leather button. Inside it has a leather lifting strap for removal of the spare cyl. Only 1,000 of these holsters were sold to Austria along with 1,000 Model ’51 Navy revolvers in about 1859. CONDITION: About good. Appears to be complete, although quite dry, with some cracking and a little bit of loss around triggerguard slot. Body of holster is dry & crackled with about a 3” long scratch on inside front. Tabs & flaps are all intact but dry and in need of treatment. A very rare holster. 4-31003 JR439 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE PATTERN 1881 INDIAN WARS PERIOD SINGLE ACTION ARMY MILITARY HOLSTER AND SWORD BELT WITH SABER HANGERS & CAP BOX. Black leather rig with Rock Island Arsenal holster marked flap with inspector marks and company stampings “G43”. The face of holster has a large embossed “US”. The flap has two holes to accommodate either the Colt or Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver. Belt is also Rock Island Arsenal and so marked near the tab end with W.T.G. inspector marks on inside. It has solid brass buckle with large “US” in a circle on the face. Cap box is Civil War style with center portion of inside flap cut away and outer edges sewn to the body. Outer flap has a large embossed “US” with unit markings “12G10 / 11”. Sheepskin lining is mostly intact. The two brass sword hangers and a leather keeper are present. CONDITION: Holster is very fine with the body and belt loop retaining most of their orig black finish with some crackling near the plug end of holster and up folded edge with some scratches on back side. Flap is flexed & crackled but completely intact, soft & supple. Belt shows considerably more wear with crackle finish & some losses, especially on left side. Cap box shows moderate wear. Buckle is fine. 4-59057 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE, CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 103949. Deluxe Gustav Young engraved pocket model with 4” oct bbl, pin front sight, engraved “SAML COLT” on top flat with 5-shot cyl, silver plated brass grip frame & deluxe burl walnut 1-pc grip. There is a small punch dot adjacent to each serial number on bottom of revolver with a tiny “4” below the serial numbers on frame & triggerguard. There is also a tiny “2” on left side of bbl lug. Revolver has Mr. Young’s deluxe extra engraving with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame and recoil shields with wolf’s heads and full coverage on sides of hammer. Bbl, bbl lug & rammer pivot have extra coverage of his beautiful floral & foliate arabesque scrolls with his trademark dog’s head incorporated into the pattern. The ends of the wedge are also engraved. Top of backstrap has his trademark sunburst with patterns at top & heel, on buttstrap & triggerguard. Screw heads are all engraved. Accompanied by its orig, red velvet lined, walnut Colt casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, a sgl sided “COLTS PATENT” flask, a brass 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench and an orange label, lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. Also included is an orig packet of Colt’s Cartridge Works combustible cartridges. Another compartment contains a number of rnd & conical balls and the orig functioning key. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including wedge (disassembly was not undertaken to check the grip). Bbl retains about 95% glossy orig blue with slight muzzle & sharp edge wear. Frame retains about 75% faded case colors, brighter in the most sheltered areas, turning gray toward front on the sides. Hammer retains 85-90% faded case colors, bright on the nose. Cyl retains 30-40% thin blue & about 95-97% stagecoach hold-up scene. Grip frame retains virtually all of its strong, orig silver plate. Grip is sound with a few minor nicks & light edge wear and retains virtually all of its strong, bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case has two grain checks in lid, otherwise is sound with storage nicks & scratches and a moderately faded interior with some light soil in compartments. Flask retains 60-70% orig finish and the mold most of its orig finish with some staining on sprue cutter. Cartridge packet & cap tin are fine. Altogether a fine, complete, deluxe set in condition seldom encountered. 4-30632 JR415 (12,500-22,500)

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RARE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 96940. This is one of the very few Gustav Young engraved revolvers listed by serial number on one of the only two known invoices from Gustav Young as shown on p. 230 of Colt’s Pocket ’49 It’s Evolution, Jordon & Watt. Fine pocket revolver with 4” oct bbl, pin front sight, “SAM’L COLT” engraved on top flat with silver plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Revolver has Gustave Young’s deluxe engraving with full coverage, fine, foliate arabesque patterns on frame with wolf’s heads on sides of hammer nose plus foliate arabesque patterns. Side flats of bbl lug and top side flats of bbl, along with the rammer pivot, have matching engraving with a dog’s head incorporated into patterns on left side and a flower blossom on right side. Top of backstrap has his trademark fan with arabesque patterns at the heel, buttstrap & triggerguard. Accompanied by an orig, burgundy velvet lined, Colt casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, an early dbl sided, Colt’s Patent flask, L-shaped nipple wrench, brass 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold without sprue cutter and a sealed tin of No. 18 Joyce percussion caps. Right rear corner has a clever, triangle shaped, tin liner with hinged lid, custom built to fit the compartment. It has a shield shaped, keyhole escutcheon. CONDITION: Revolver is fine, all matching with the iron being a dark patina with sharp engraving and a few scattered spots of light pitting and traces of orig finish in sheltered areas. Grip frame retains about 70% strong orig silver with the grip having light edge wear and retaining about 90% orig varnish. Case has a few cracks in lid with others in the bottom with some reglued joints showing light to moderate fading and soil. Flask is sound and mold is fine. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-31006 JR437 (8,000-15,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 197749. Usual configuration with 5” oct bbl, dovetail front sight and 2-line Hartford address with dashes. Left side of receiver has Colt’s patent and it has a brass grip frame with 1-pc burl walnut grip with seven large notches on right side. Cyl is mismatched & it appears that the stagecoach holdup scene was rolled slightly off-center as the “C” of “COLT’S PATENT” is missing and the upper edge of some of the scene is also missing. It is engraved by Gustav Young with full coverage on frame & recoil shields of foliate arabesque patterns with flower blossoms in center of some of the scrolls. Hammer nose has the wolf’s head on each side with full coverage engraving. Bbl lug & top two side flats are engraved to match, along with the rammer pivot. Left side of lug has a dog’s head incorporated in the engraving with arabesque patterns around the address. Backstrap has Young’s fan at the top with arabesque patterns near the top, at the heel, on the buttstrap & trigger bow. Accompanied by an orig, green velvet lined, Colt casing, compartmented in bottom for revolver, an iron 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold with sprue cutter, a zinc dbl sided eagle flask and a UMC cap tin. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge except cyl which is numbered “7633”. No orig finish remains on metal, being an even, smooth, cleaned gray patina. Grip frame has traces of silver in the most sheltered areas, being a light mustard patina. Cyl retains about 50% thin stagecoach holdup scene. Grip is sound, slightly shrunken and retains a few spots of orig finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Hammer screw is a replacement. Case has a couple of repaired cracks in the bottom with some re-glued edges and retains a restored finish. Interior is strong & bright showing light wear from the revolver and may be relined. Flask is very fine. Mold is heavily pitted and cleaned. 4-30388 JR267 (4,000-6,000)

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CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 81014. Matching including wedge. 4” oct bbl. “Saml Colt” engraved on top of bbl with “COLTS / PATENT” engraved on frame. The gun has 3/4 coverage with fine floral scrolls. There is a dog’s head on left flat of bbl and wolf head on each side of hammer, which usually indicates engraving by Gustav Young. Cyl engraving has been freshened. In a period, non-Colt, walnut case. It is lined with maroon velvet and contains an E PLURIBUS UNUM, a brass 2-cavity bullet mold marked “Colt’s / Patent”, a brown Japanned eley cap tin, 2 spare nipples and a key. CONDITION: Metal has been cleaned but some silver remains on backstrap and triggerguard. Scattered light pitting and tarnished silver on other parts. Ivory grips have numerous natural grain cracks but are still solid. Case has minor handling marks on exterior with stains on interior. One partition is loose. Lock mechanism is missing. 4-31008 FS196 (3,500-4,500)

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187
Revised: 3/8/2007

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 138571. Usual configuration with 6” oct bbl, brass pin front sight, with engraved “SAML COLT” on top flat. It has silver plated grip frame with 1-pc smooth ivory grip. It is engraved by Gustave Young with full coverage on frame having Colt’s patent engraved in an elliptical panel on left side. It has the wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose and incorporates his flower patterns throughout with the dog’s head incorporated into the patterns on left side of bbl lug and, unusually, with acorns & oak leaves. Rammer pivot, buttstrap & triggerguard are engraved to match. Top of backstrap has a typical fan. It has a 6-shot cyl. Bbl lug, wedge & rammer are all matching with the serial number “138567” while rest of revolver is matching with serial numbers “138571”. Engraving is certainly all by Young and of matching age & condition, leading one to speculate that the orig owner may have had a pair of revolvers and mixed up the two front ends. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains being a smooth medium to dark blue/brown patina with scattered spots of fine pitting. Cyl is a gray patina and retains 50-60% stagecoach holdup scene with heavy pitting around rear edges. Grip frame retains 25-30% orig silver plating with missing areas a light mustard patina. Grip has large chips from both sides of heel with full length age lines and retains a beautiful ivory patina. Will not hold on half cock and bbl is a little loose, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. Baldwin Collection 4-30021 JR117 (3,000-4,000)

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PRESENTATION PISTOL AND SWORD TO LT. RICHARD ROONEY OF THE 17TH WISCONSIN. This lot includes a cased Colt police revolver SN 6805. Inscription on backstrap reads “Presented Lieut. Rooney, Company “H”, 17th Reg. Wis. Vols. by Barry Guard and friends at their armory. Milwaukee, Wis. March 17th, 1862”. Casing contains blued mold marked “Colts patent” and “36P”, powder flask that is decorated with eagle, stars, and ribbon with “E. Pluribus Unum”, and a cap tin. Pistol appears in unfired condition. Also accompanying this lot is a Model 1850 foot officer’s sword made by and marked “C. Roby & Co., West Chelmsford, Mass”. 31¾” blade is decorated with various military motifs including patriotic shield, cannons, flags, eagle, “U.S.”, and distinctive Roby floral decorations. Grip is sharkskin with twisted brass wire. Leather scabbard has three brass mounts. Top mount is etched, “Presented to Lieut. Rooney, Co. ‘H’, 17th Regiment, Wisconsin Voluntary by Barry Guards and friends at their armory Milwaukee, Wis., March 17th, 1862. Back of throat is maker marked “C. Roby and Co., W. Chelmsford, Mass”. The 17th Wisconsin was Wisconsin’s Irish regiment and they presented both the sword and gun to him on St. Patrick’s Day in 1862. We have never seen a cased Colt and presentation sword presented on same day to same officer before. This is a great opportunity to find a scarce Roby foot officer’s sword and early M1862 police presented to same soldier, both of which are in excellent, untouched condition. CONDITION: Blade on sword is bright with some areas of orig frost. Sword exhibits orig washer. Sword drag has several dents and is missing retaining screw. Sharkskin grip is intact as is wire with wear at high spots. Colt casing has longitudinal crack on top of box. Lining is faded and worn. Some compartment pieces in case are loose. SN 6805 occurs on all major parts. Colt markings all crisp, bbl housing has scattered dings and scratches but retains about 30% orig blue finish as does cyl. Frame exhibits muted case colors on most of its surface. Backstrap and triggerguard exhibit about 75% orig silver plate. Pistol does not index. 4-30699, 4-30700 JS20 (18,000-25,000)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 214296. Usual configuration with 4” oct bbl, 1-line “NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA” address without dashes or serifs. It has 6-shot cyl, nickel plated, brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Backstrap is crudely hand inscribed with what appears to be “John H Dockstader Co B 153 Re” and the buttstrap is inscribed with what appears to be “JHD —-“. Accompanied by an orig Colt casing for this size pocket revolver, compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a single sided “Colt’s patent” brass flask, a 2-cavity iron Colt’s patent mold, a small Hicks cap tin and an open compartment with six lead balls. Also accompanied by a large folder of historical research conducted by “The Horse Soldier Research Service”. It indicates that Dockstader mustered into Company B 153rd New York Infantry as a Private on Oct. 17, 1862 and was mustered out at Savannah, Georgia Oct. 2, 1865. He apparently had been promoted to Sargent and then 2nd Lieutenant during his term of service. His unit participated in several battles, particularly in the Shenandoah Valley and numerous smaller skirmishes. He was injured jumping from a wagon while in Louisiana for which he was granted a small pension. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains traces of blue in the very sheltered areas with the balance a smooth, medium brown patina. Cyl & frame have the same matching patina. Cyl retains about 60-70% stagecoach holdup scene with some fine pitting on the face. Hammer retains traces of case colors with some pitting around the nose. Triggerguard & backstrap retain about 30% orig nickel plating. Grip is fine showing light edge wear and retains 93-95% strong orig varnish with some battering on one side of the bottom and correspondingly on the buttstrap. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a spot or two of pitting. Case is fine with a crack in bottom, a loose corner and faded edges with very faded interior and reattached partitions. Flask is somewhat battered on back side with a few light dents on front. Mold is a dark patina with moderate pitting. 4-30880 JR149 (3,500-5,000)

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190

CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 101497. Usual configuration with 5” oct bbl, pin front sight, 2-line New York City address with serifs at each end. It has silver plated brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” and left side of bbl lug has a small “2”. Left side of triggerguard on front web has a small “D” and left shoulder of triggerguard has a tiny “X”. Accompanied by an orig purple velvet lined, Colt casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, a 2-cavity Colt’s Patent iron mold with sprue cutter, a dbl-sided eagle flask, an L-shaped nipple wrench, an Eley cap tin, a packet of combustible cartridges, several lead balls and a tin of UMC caps. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including the wedge & grip. Bbl retains 60-65% thin, dull, orig blue with the loss areas flaked to medium patina. The rammer handle retains about 50% dark case colors on pivot. Cyl is a blue/brown patina and retains about 85% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/gray patina. Grip frame retains virtually all of its strong silver plating with minor wear at the heel. Grip has a chipped right toe & a small chip by the frame with some staining near the frame on left side with high point wear and retains most of its orig varnish. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate fine pitting. The case is missing a sliver by the right hinge and has a repaired sliver in the same area. There is a crack in the lid and another in the bottom, otherwise the case is sound with light storage & handling scratches & nicks. Interior is moderately faded with wear & soil in the bottom. Mold is very fine and the flask retains about 75% orig finish. Altogether a fine set. 4-30573 JR372 (2,000-3,000)

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CASED COLT BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 10872. Rare little Colt with 6” oct bbl, brass pin front sight & 2-line New York City address. It has 5-shot cyl with Ranger/Indian fight scene, silver-plated brass grip grame with square back triggerguard and 1-pc walnut grip. Let side of frame is marked “COLT’S PATENT” in tiny letters. Accompanied by a fine, velvet-lined, orig Colt casing (not a Baby Dragoon case), green, compartmented in bottom for revolver, a brass Colt’s Patent 2-cavity mold without sprue cutter, a 1-sided eagle flask, an “L”-shaped nipple wrench, a tin of Eley’s caps, and a packet of combustible cartridges. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains traces of orig finish in sheltered areas with balance a smooth blue/brown patina with a few scattered pinpoints of rust on left flat. Cyl retains traces of orig finish, being mostly a silver/gray patina with some pitting around front edge and retains 50-60% Indian fight scene. Frame retains 70-80% faded orig case colors & hammer about 50% faded colors. Screws are slightly battered. Triggerguard retains about 80% orig silver & backstrap about 30%. Grip has a couple of chipped toes with normal use & handling marks and a chip on right side near frame and retains about 70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case has a couple of cracks in lid and another in bottom, otherwise has light handling and storage marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is moderately soiled in bottom with damage from front sight and a couple of re-glued panels. Accessories are fine with a repaired seam on flask. 8-87498 (12,000-14,000)

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Revised: 3/8/2007

SPECTACULAR CASED CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF COLT 2ND MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVERS. Cal. 44. SN 9711 & 9712. Silver finish with 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbls, usual front sights with “COLT’S PATENT” on left sides of frames, silver plated grip frames with square back trigger guards. Both have beautiful 1-pc ivory grip with raised carved, early American liberty cap on a raised sunburst, both on the left side. Frame has full coverage combined foliate arabesque & crosshatch patterns with a feather border around recoil shields. Bbl lugs & top side flats, along with the rammer pivots, have matching engraving with the ends of the wedges also engraved. Back straps, butt straps & trigger guards are engraved to match. Hammers have full coverage engraving on sides with wolf’s heads on each side of the noses. There are fine patterns at the transition of the bbls and at the muzzles. Cylinders are hand engraved with the dragoon Indian fight scene. Accompanied by an English style oak dbl casing with purple velvet lining compartmented in bottom for both revolvers, a Sykes style bag flask, a 2-cavity blued “COLT’S PATENT” bullet mold with sprue cutter, a wonderful lacquered tin of Eley’s caps and two packets of reproduction sage cartridges. An open compartment in left front corner contains loose bullets & balls. Inside lid is a reproduction directions label. It appears that the serial numbers may have been restamped. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. No. 9711 retains 96-97% strong silver plating with a few spots of light discoloration. Mechanics are crisp, very strong bores with light corrosion. No. 9712 retains virtually all of its strong silver plating with some slight tarnishing. Mechanics are also crisp and the bore is identical to its mate. Case is fine with slightly warped lid and moderately faded interior. Flask has an open seam and an overall dull finish. Mold retains traces of orig blue. Cap tin is extremely fine. Altogether a very beautiful set that will complement anyone’s collection. 4-31069 JR564 (30,000-50,000)

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FINE COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 196003, all matching. 6” oct bbl. Standard 1-line address on top of bbl and tiny COLT’S PATENT on left side of frame. Ivory grips are later additions. CONDITION: Very good with about one-half the blue on bbl mixed with dents, scratches and light surface rust. About one-half of casehardening color remains on loading lever, frame and hammer. Cyl has a gray patina with about 80% of the scene intact. 60% silver remains on triggerguard and backstrap with some dents on the butt. Grips are very good. Mechanically fine. CONDITION: 4-30737 FS132 (2,500-4,000)

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SCARCE 1862 POLICE GAMBLERS PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 46163. Most unusual with bbl shortened to 2” with pin front sight and the rammer slot filled with lead. It has 5-shot fluted cyl with nickel plated, brass grip frame & 1-pc ivory grip. Revolvers of this nature were frequently cut down in this manner from the longer bbls to make it more convenient to be carried in a pocket or tucked inside the belt for gamblers and hookers. Reportedly some law enforcement officials also carried this type of cut-down revolver as a back-up. CONDITION: Bbl as noted. Retains traces of blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a medium, smooth brown patina. Cyl is a silver/brown patina with one area of pitting. Frame is also a mottled silver/gray patina with traces of case colors on right side. Grip frame has been nickeled and retains most of that finish. Grip has chipped toes and has shrunk to a small degree. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31040 JR496 (1,500-2,500)

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Revised: 3/8/2007

INSCRIBED COLT BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 31. SN 424. Early baby dragoon with 5” oct bbl, 2-line New York City address reading from cyl to muzzle. It has 5-shot cyl with square back triggerguard and 1-pc walnut grip. Buttstrap is nicely inscribed in block letters, probably by a country jeweler or company engraver, “M.N. NISBET”. Nisbet is a well known Georgia name and since this gun was found in north Georgia, there is a possible Georgia Civil War connection as the inscription is so typical of named Confederate guns. Only about 15,000 of these revolvers were made in period 1847-1850 and few survive today. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & cyl being a dark brown patina, possibly artificially aged. Frame is a blue/gray patina with a couple of battered screws. Triggerguard & backstrap are a light mustard patina. Grip is sound with minor chipped toes and shows heavy wear and traces of orig varnish. Handspring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark pitted bore. 4-30794 JR441 (2,000-3,000)

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ENGRAVED NAVY SIZE MANHATTAN STYLE IV PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 58376. Silver finish with 6-1/2” oct bbl, usual markings with silver plated grip frame and 1-pc ivory grip with very deep relief carved American eagle clutching olive branches & arrows in its talons, standing on an American shield over a scroll inscribed “LIBERTY”. It is engraved in Nimschke style with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on frame with matching engraving over bbl lug and rammer pivot with a shield at top of backstrap and engraving patterns at top, at heel, on buttstrap and triggerguard. All engraving has fine punch dot background. It has the wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 80% restored silver plating with some fine scattered pitting. Cyl has been cleaned & polished bright. Grip has a chipped right toe and a small flake out of bottom right edge and another small chip near frame on each side and a hairline near the frame, otherwise this spectacular grip shows light wear and retains a beautiful, mellow, ivory patina. Will not hold on half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30020 (5,000-8,000)

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ENGRAVED MANHATTAN NAVY SIZED REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 58570. Style IV with 6-1/2” oct bbl, altered German silver front sight, usual markings with 5-shot cyl, 5-panel cyl scene and 1-pc ivory grip with deep relief carved flying American eagle over a stand of flags inscribed “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. It has about 60% coverage beautiful Nimschke style engraving with fine punch dot background. Frame has full coverage, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with patterns on bbl, sides of rammer handle, triggerguard & backstrap with Nimschke’s typical sunburst at top of backstrap and wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose. CONDITION: About fine. No orig finish remains being a smooth, dark patina with some battering on both sides of bbl and scattered fine pitting, showing moderate wear. Cyl is mismatched and bears the number “4540” on rear edge. It has scattered spots of moderate pitting. Grip frame retains traces of silver plating. Grip is fine, showing moderate to heavy wear with a few age lines and a beautiful, mellow patina. Cyl pin has a small shim in the wedge slot. Mechanics are fine, strong worn bore with a ring about 1-1/2” from muzzle. One frame pin is broken. Baldwin Collection 4-30019 JR116 (3,500-6,500)

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COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER & POCKET WATCH USED BY A CONFEDERATE MAJOR. Cal. 36. SN 11313. Revolver is usual configuration with 6-1/2” rnd bbl, 5-shot fluted cyl with silver plated brass grip frame & 1-pc walnut grip. Buttstrap has lightly hand scratched initials “JHR”. It has “COLT’S PATENT” on left side and “36 CAL” on left rear shoulder of triggerguard. Pocked watch is a Fuzee movement, 18 size, by Joseph Rigby, London, SN 818, with Roman numeral porcelain face, marked “RIGBY / CLERKESWELL”. It is in a sterling hunter case. Inside back cover is beautifully engraved in period script with foliate & floral patterns “JAMES H. RION / ENFIELD RIFLES / SOUTH CAROLINA”. Revolver and pocket watch were the property of Maj. James H. Rion of the historic South Carolina 7th Infantry Batallion, also known as “Nelson’s Batallion” or “Enfield Rifles”. This batallion was organized of five companies in February 1862 with two other companies added later in the year. They were surrendered by Gen. Joseph Johnston on April 26, 1865, having fought the entire three plus years. When they enlisted, they signed on for “the war” and as such, were issued the scarce and desirable Enfield rifles. Maj. Rion is known for having led two skirmishes from the battery Wagner on July 14, 1863, and again at the Battle of James Island on July 16, 1863. The batallion, along with four other regiments, were part of Gen. Hagood’s brigade, who gallantly charged the Union forces in the Battle of Weldon Railroad, south of Petersburg on August 21, 1864. They entered the fight with 740 men and returned with 273. Accompanying this lot are several pages of research documentation, apparently compiled by his great-great-grandson. CONDITION: Revolver retains a dark, crusty brown patina with moderate rust and some orig finish showing through. Grip frame retains 75-80% orig silver. Grip shows light to moderate wear and retains about 80% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Dark, rusty bore. End of the wedge is battered. Watch shows heavy wear from years of service with a small crack at top of back cover. Dial is without flaws. Movement appears to be over-banked and currently not running. Balance seems to be intact. 4-30313 JS17 (3,000-4,000)

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CASE FOR COLT LONDON 6-INCH POCKET MODEL REVOLVER. Blue lined case contains a fine Dixon 4-1/2” bag flask with lanyard ring and “COLTS POCKET FLASK” on top. A proper iron bullet mold, combination screwdriver/ nipple wrench and large green label Eley cap tin with “COLT’S PT.” Key and cleaning rod are missing. CONDITION: Top of case is cracked lengthwise. Interior of case is still bright with some rubs and stains from tools. One edge of the lining wood is broken off but still present. Flask is excellent. Bullet mold and tool are fine, with light pitting. Cap tin is faded and chipped. 4-30780 FS133 (2,500-4,000)

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199A

VERY RARE COLT PATERSON MODEL 1839 CARBINE. Cal. About 56. SN 199. This rare rifle, one of only about 950 produced in period 1838-1841 has a 24” smoothbore bbl with multi-beveled rear section with usual markings on left side of bbl lug. It has an attached rammer on right side of bbl lug and a brass bead front sight with Kentucky rifle style fixed rear sight. It has a 2-1/2” long 6-shot cyl with two sets of four grooves and does not appear to have ever had the cyl scene rolled. It only has “COLTS PATENT” and “PATENT ARMS MANY PATTERSON — RSEY” rolled around the center. It has a serpentine shaped iron triggerguard and an uncheckered, straight grain walnut stock with a pinned repair through the wrist. It has a semi-crescent iron buttplate with short stepped tang. The serial number appears on inside of bbl lug, the wedge and back of cyl and on the cyl rotating ring & keeper ring. Due to wear and pitting, the serial number was not found on buttplate or buttstock. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains with metal being a cleaned gray finish with light to moderate pitting, heavier around forcing cone area. Stock is sound with the aforementioned repair and a replaced wedge on each side at top tang with Fiberglas fill inside, only slightly visible from outside and retains a modern refinish. Some of screws may be replacements. Mechanics are a little loose but functional, dark pitted bore. 4-30410 JR79 (20,000-30,000)

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Revised: 2/16/2007

COLT MODEL 1855 REVOLVING MUSKET WITH BAYONET.. Cal. 58. SN 3595 on gun and bayonet match. 31-1/4” part oct bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U. S. A.” in groove on top of receiver, “COLT’S PATENT / NOV. 24TH 1857” in an ellipse on left side of frame and unreadable patent marking in one of cyl flutes. Front sight leaf is marked “500”, the rear “300”. Ramrod is a replacement and extension is no longer in the butt. 24” double fuller bayonet is marked “S&K” on left ricasso with anchor mark on the right. SN of gun has been stamped on pommel of bayonet. CONDITION: Retains about 70% of current blue on sides of receiver, mostly brown patina elsewhere. Stock has been repaired and partially refinished. Bayonet has a gray patina with light pitting overall. 4-30831 (6,000-10,000)

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199C

COLT 1855 1ST MODEL MILITARY RIFLE. Cal. 44. SN 12. Rare military rifle of which about 300 were produced in this caliber. It has 31-3/8” oct to rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug for socket bayonet, a 3-leaf rear sight graduated 100 to 500 yards and is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, replacement buttstock with straight grip and orig brass buttplate with trap. It has a full length forearm with brass tip and two bands, the middle of which has a sling swivel with corresponding swivel on bottom tang. It has an orig iron cleaning rod with knurled head. It has a 6-shot fluted cyl and spurs before and after triggerguard. The serial number was observed on bottom of frame, bottom tang, back of cyl, cyl pin and toe of buttplate. No further disassembly was attempted to check elsewhere. Top tang has Colt Patent markings and a tiny “U.S.” Accompanied by a “US” marked socket bayonet with 18-1/8” triangle shaped blade marked on right side of socket “V / 62”. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains traces of orig blue mixed with some artificial aging and fine pitting. Receiver shows moderate pitting with some artificial aging. Cyl is a smooth, artificially aged patina with traces of orig patent markings and some fine pitting. Stock is a wonderful replacement and retains most of a bright custom finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with heavy pitting. Bayonet has a smooth, cleaned patina with a few spots of light rust and scattered discoloration. 4-30504 JR78 (10,000-15,000)

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199D

COLT MODEL 1855 SIDE HAMMER ARTILLERY CARBINE. Cal. 56. SN 5802. Rare carbine, one of 4,435 made in five different serial ranges, all beginning with number “1” and the only one with a forearm. It is estimated that less than 100 of these artillery carbines were ever produced. It has 24” oct to rnd bbl with half moon front sight & 3-leaf rear sight graduated to 600 yards. Right side of bbl, at muzzle, has a mount for a saber bayonet. It has a 3/4 length walnut forearm with metal tip and two bands, the rear of which has a sling loop with corresponding loop on the lower tang. It also has a knurled head cleaning rod in channel in bottom of the forearm. It has a 5-shot fluted cyl and is marked in gullet on top of the frame “COL. COLT HARTFORD CT”. Mounted with a replacement walnut stock with carbine buttplate. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains being a cleaned & nicely artificially aged patina with dark brown on bbl and thin brown on receiver & cyl. All over light to moderate pitting with some wrench marks on bbl. Wood is sound and retains most of its custom oil finish. Mechanics need attention, as the cyl does not rotate every time when hammer is cocked, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong, dark, pitted bore. 4-30506 JR77 (6,000-10,000)

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199E

RARE COLT 1855 1ST MODEL SIDE HAMMER SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 36. SN 639. This is Colt’s first production revolving long arm made in Hartford. It is the standard production rifle with 30” oct to rnd bbl, dovetail front sight and 2-position rear sight on top of receiver. Top flat of the octagonal section of the bbl has roll marked address, rather than the engraved address of the early production. Left side of bbl lug has a mounted oiler. Left side of bbl has a full length knurled headed iron cleaning rod and it has a 6-shot cyl. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Serial number was observed on frame, triggerguard, cyl, bottom of bbl, under rammer handle, on toe of buttplate and in pencil on heel of buttstock. Further disassembly was not accomplished to check for additional matching numbers. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains having been clean to bright with light to moderate pitting over most of surfaces, heavier on rammer, which appears to have had its teeth re-cut. Cyl also has light to moderate pitting with no trace of orig scene. Receiver has moderate pitting in sheltered areas, lighter elsewhere. Stock is sound with light nicks, dings & gouges and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark pitted bore. 4-30505 JR76 (6,000-10,000)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 29701. Usual configuration with 8” rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass triggerguard and beautiful 1-pc ivory grip. It has a 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with a replacement, flathead, hammer screw. Frame has full coverage, Nimschke style engraving of foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Hammer has the wolf’s head on each side of the nose with full coverage engraving on both sides. Bbl has engraving patterns on both sides of lug and about 4” up the bbl. Backstrap has Nimschke style fan at the top with arabesque patterns at the top & heel and on buttstrap. This engraving is either a recent addition or has had orig engraving enhanced. Accompanied by a reproduction, burgundy velvet lined walnut case, compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a plain brass flask, L-shaped nipple wrench and a lacquered cap tin with reproduction label. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge. All the iron retains an artificially aged patina with scattered fine pitting in various places. Cyl also has fine pitting with a few spots of heavier pitting and retains about 25% Naval battle scene. Grip has numerous age lines with a couple of repaired chips on right side. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Case is fine, flask has a few dents. 4-30499 JR245 (4,500-7,500)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 123015. Silver & gold finish with 8” rnd bbl, 1-line “NEW YORK U.S. AMERICA” address, Colt’s patent on left side of frame. It has a 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock & is fitted with beautiful, checkered, 1-pc ivory grip. All four serial numbers on bottom of revolver are accompanied by a small “E”. Bbl, frame & grip frame have strong silver plating while the rammer, rammer handle, cyl, hammer & trigger are gold plated. It is beautifully engraved in typical Nimschke style with full coverage on frame, down both sides of bbl with Nimschke’s typical sunburst at the top of backstrap with buttstrap and triggerguard engraved to match. Patterns on bbl incorporate his trademark flower blossoms with wolf’s head on each side of hammer nose and fish scales down top edge. Cyl has fine dash & dot borders around the front & rear edges of raised area. Accompanied by contemporary wooden display case. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge. Overall retains virtually all of spectacular restored finish with some scattered fine pitting and flaking. This is a very old restoration, not something accomplished in recent years. The “0” of the serial number on cyl has been re-stamped. Cyl retains 80-85% Ormsby naval battle scene, slightly thinned in a spot or two. Triggerguard has some faint brass showing through. Grip has a repaired sliver on right side with numerous age lines & a few chips around backstrap and retains a beautiful medium mellow ivory patina. Three of frame screws appear to be replacements. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with some shine and moderate to heavy pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30018 (8,000-10,000)

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202

COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 3744, all matching. 8” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame. This is a 4-screw variety, cut for shoulder stock. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with light surface rust and pitting. Grips have minor dents at base but retain some orig varnish. There is forging crack on left side of frame in front of bolt screw. Mechanically fine. 4-30086 FS84 (5,000-6,000)

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203

EXTREMELY FINE COLT M1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 45349. 8” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame. “CHM” cartouche on left grip and “ET” on the right. Initial “M” appears on bbl and backstrap. “W” appears on cyl and “H” appears on backstrap. “C” is on triggerguard. This is a three-screw, cut for shoulder stock variety revolver made in 1862. CONDITION: Excellent overall with 90% blue on bbl, 80% on cyl and 60% on backstrap. Brilliant casehardening colors on loading lever and frame, slightly faded on hammer. Safety pins at rear of cyl are intact. Cyl scene shows no wear. Grips show light handling marks but are excellent. Mechanically crisp. 4-30976 FS182 (15,000-20,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 60215. Fine early Colt with 8” rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass triggerguard & 1-pc walnut grip with a legible cartouche on each side. There are small inspector initials on various parts. It has a 3-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including wedge & grip. Bbl retains about 90% strong orig blue with some flaking on left side and wear around muzzle with some very fine pitting. Rammer handle retains about 50% dark case colors. Cyl retains about 80% strong orig blue with a thin light roll on Naval battle scene. Five of six safety pins are crisp with the sixth one somewhat battered. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, strong & bright on sides, moderately faded on recoil shields & top edge of hammer. Backstrap retains about 50% thin orig blue. Grip has slightly chipped toes with a small ding or two on bottom edges and appears to have been slightly sanded on bottom edges with some shrinkage around backstrap. This is the orig grip. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-30358 JR216 (5,000-8,000)

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COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 132351. Usual configuration with 8” rnd bbl, German silver front sight, brass triggerguard with iron backstrap & 1-pc walnut grip with faint cartouche on left side and a legible cartouche on right side with inspector initials on various parts. It has 3-screw frame, cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains a thin silver/brown patina with a few light nicks & dings and moderate muzzle edge wear. Cyl is a silver/brown patina and retains 50-60% Ormsby naval battle scene with one area of fine pitting. Frame & hammer are a very dark patina with traces of silvered case colors on frame. Backstrap is a medium brown patina and the triggerguard a medium mustard patina. Grip has chipped toes with heavy edge wear and has a hand worn, dark patina. Hand spring is broken, otherwise mechanics are fine, dark pitted bore. Wedge spring is missing. 4-31048 JR502 (1,500-2,000)

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COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 146824. Nickel finish with 8” rnd bbl with nickel plated brass triggerguard & iron backstrap. It has replacement 1-pc walnut grip with 3-screw frame cut for shoulder stock & flat head hammer screw and has the caliber on left shoulder of triggerguard. CONDITION: Good. Overall retains about 85% of its restored nickel finish with flaked areas a medium to dark patina with some fine pitting on bbl and hammer with a few small spots on frame and backstrap. Cyl has a couple of cleaned areas with vice marks. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 8-87485 JR135 (800-1,200)

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FINE STARR DA ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 4656. Blue finish with 6” rnd bbl, dovetail front sight with 1-pc walnut grip that has a crisp cartouche on left side. There are small inspector initials on the various parts. This is one of approx. 23,000 of these revolvers made in the late 1850’s through early 1860’s. The vast majority of these revolvers were military issue and are rarely ever encountered with very much condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be unfired. Overall retains 92-94% glossy bright orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Rammer handle retains most of its dark orig case colors and hammer about all of its brilliant case colors. Grip has a small chip at the heel with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains about all of its oil finish. Front & backstraps are mostly a gray patina, simply from handling. Sometimes the hammer will not release on dbl action, otherwise mechanics are crisp, very bright, shiny bore. 4-30602 JR304 (4,500-5,500)

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STARR DOUBLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 8597. 6” rnd bbl. Standard 1-line markings on both sides of frame. “RHKW” cartouche on left side of grip. “BH” on the right. “W” inspector marks on various parts. Matching numbers on frame, cyl, bbl, and hammer. CONDITION: Very good to fine with about half the blue remaining on bbl and frame, none on cyl or triggerguard. Casehardening is bright on lever and hammer. Grips have minor dents on bottom, but otherwise fine. Mechanically good. 4-31002 FS192 (1,500-2,500)

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STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 38735. Fine, martially marked Starr with 8” rnd bbl, dovetail front sight and 1-pc walnut grip with a fine legible cartouche on left side and a mostly legible cartouche on right side. There are small inspector initials on various parts. Approx. 25,000 of these revolvers were built under contract to the government in period 1863-1865. Virtually all of them were issued and saw military service and therefore few are found with much orig condition. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 92-94% strong, bright, orig blue with some light wear on bbl & cyl with a mostly gray grip frame. Hammer retains about 60% case colors with the balance turned silver. Grip is fine showing wear around edges and a few minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some scattered, very light pitting. A hard to find Civil War revolver. 4-30356 JR214 (2,000-3,500)

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STARR DA ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 13124. Usual configuration with 6” rnd bbl, pinched blade, dovetail, front sight with 1-pc walnut grip. It has usual markings on frame with cartouches on both sides of grip and small inspector initials on various parts. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain in very sheltered areas, on bbl & frame, being mostly a mottled, medium patina with some scattered spots of rust on left side of bbl at muzzle. Hammer retains dark case colors on both sides. Hand is broken and therefore the cyl will not rotate. It has been manually rotated against cyl stop leaving a wide drag line with numerous small dings. Grip has a couple of large chips and numerous small nicks & dings with outline of both cartouches. Mechanics, as noted, otherwise are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-30453 JR161 (750-1,250)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 90421. Usual configuration with 8” oct bbl, pinched post front sight, brass triggerguard & 2-pc smooth walnut grips. Left grip has a crisp cartouche and there are small inspector initials on various parts. CONDITION: Extremely fine, probably unfired. Bbl retains about 85% glossy bright blue with the loss areas flaked to light patina. Frame retains most of its orig glossy bright blue with front & backstraps showing light wear. Cyl retains about 95% glossy orig blue and is matching numbered to frame. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, somewhat faded. Grips are crisp with a few minor nicks & a couple of chips to the edges and retains most of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This is a somewhat common revolver in seldom found condition. 4-30359 JR217 (2,500-4,000)

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REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44 SN 90431. 8” oct bbl. Standard markings on top of bbl. Various inspector marks on metal, but cartouche has been defaced on grip. CONDITION: Very good with 60% thinning blue on frame and bbl, turning brown on grip. Only traces of blue remain on cyl. Grips are battered on base with chips missing and dents at lower left side. Mechanically good. 4-30084 FS82 (2,000-3,000)

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REMINGTON 1861 ARMY TRANSITION MODEL REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 15452. 8” oct bbl, 2-pc walnut grips with cartouche & dovetail cone front sight. This is a late ’61 Army Transition Model using a ’61 hammer, bbl & exposed bbl thread frame & New Model loading lever & cyl. The revolver was Army inspected and accepted; the silver-plating is orig finish since it is found on the bbl threads, on the bbl, and the frame threads when bbl is removed. Consignor has seen one other gun like this and may have been made up as a sample piece for naval acceptance. Circa early 1863. CONDITION: Good. Retains about 80% of the tarnished silver-plating overall. Only the address line of the marking is visible. Grips show moderate to heavy wear. Bore is evenly pitted. Mechanically very good. 4-59373 JH44 (1,000-1,500)

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REMINGTON BEALS NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 10157. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” oct bbl with normal markings on top flat and a dovetailed German silver cone front sight. It has nickel plated brass triggerguard with 2-pc walnut grips. This is one of approximately 14,500 made in period 1861-62, most of which saw Civil War service and are seldom encountered with any orig condition. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas being an even brown patina with some fine pitting around forcing cone area and on cyl. Both sides of bbl lug have a series of light hammer marks. Hammer has case colors on sides. Grips, which may be period of use replacements, have chipped toes with worn edges and some battering on bottom, which does not correspond with any markings on buttstrap. Triggerguard retains 60-70% orig nickel. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with pitting in grooves. 4-30472 JR136 (1,500-2,500)

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REMINGTON BEALS NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 177. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Standard 2-line marking on top of bbl. Front sight is replaced. Cyl pin is double wing type without pin usually found on early Beals Navy revolvers. CONDITION: 20% blue in protected places on the frame, bbl and cyl; 75% silver on the triggerguard. Casehardening on loading lever is most blue at rear end. Long sliver has been replaced at rear of left grip panel; right grip panel is cracked. Mechanically needs work. 4-30511 (2,750-3,750)

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HISTORIC REMINGTON MODEL 1861 REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 9437. 8” oct bbl. Standard markings and features including a very faint inspector cartouche on left grip. Loading lever has screw alteration to keep cyl pin from falling out. Letter from Springfield Research Service shows that this revolver was issued to Pvt. William Weed of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. There is a large volume of documents showing the many battles that this organization engaged in during the Civil War. His service record cards, disability documents, pension documents, etc., accompany. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina with traces of orig finish. Grips are battered and worn at finish. 4-30881 FS57 (4,000-5,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1858 NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 91482. Blue finish with 8” oct bbl, pinched post front sight with brass triggerguard & 2-pc walnut grips with crisp cartouche on left side and small inspector initials on various parts. The heel of grips and frame have been altered and there is a tiny sight inserted into the top strap sight groove. CONDITION: Very good, the grip frame as noted. Overall retains about 50% thin orig blue, strong in sheltered areas with cleaned spots and fine pitting around front sight with other smaller spots on bbl and scattered fine pitting on frame. Cyl retains 65-70% blue with some very fine pitting that has been cleaned in one area. Grips have fine cartouche on left side and retain a smooth, hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-30471 JR121 (1,250-1,750)

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SCARCE FREEMAN SINGLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. NSN. Blue finish with 7-1/2” rnd bbl, small blade front sight with 2-pc, nicely figured walnut grips. Top strap has usual markings. While there is no serial number, the initials “B.J” appears on left side of grip frame, under grip and on various other parts of revolver. Just in front of triggerguard is a curious, narrow filled cut that was apparently repaired at factory as the initials are stamped over it. Only about 2,000 of these revolvers were made in period 1863-64. This revolver has a spring retainer for the cyl pin which must be loosened with a screwdriver to remove cyl. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains 70-75% orig blue with the loss areas flaked to a light patina. Hammer retains about 80% lightly faded case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30355 JR215 (5,500-7,500)

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ROGERS & SPENCER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 4690. Blue finish with 7-1/2” oct bbl, silver cone front sight with 2-pc smooth walnut grips with flared butt. It has markings in usual places with crisp cartouche on left grip and inspector initials on various parts. About 5,800 of these revolvers were made in the period 1863-1865 and deliveries were not made until too late to see Civil War service. They mostly were never issued and in 1901 Bannerman’s acquired 5,000 of them from the government which accounts for so many of them remaining in extremely fine condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine. As new, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright, orig blue with three small spots of rust on bbl and a couple spots of flaking on cyl and a light cyl line. Case colors on rammer handle & hammer are dark. Grips are lightly chipped around edges and retain most of their orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30357 JR213 (3,500-4,500)

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RARE PERRIN CIVIL WAR ERA, CIRCA 1862 DA REVOLVER. Cal. 12 mm. SN 203. Finished in the white with 6-3/16” rnd bbl with nine lands & grooves, from an oct receiver top with mushroom front sight and a swiveling Belgian style ejector rod. It has a stepped 6-shot cyl and a 1-pc forged receiver with elaborate triggerguard & spurless hammer with a hammer safety on left side of frame and a narrow loading gate on right side that hinges upward. Mounted with a 1-pc walnut grip with oval buttcap and integral lanyard loop. Serial number was observed inside the frame, below the cyl, on the cyl & inside the front strap channel of the grip. Accompanied by a sgl orig cartridge. These revolvers are rarely ever encountered. Accompanied by a letter from Stuart Mobray with much additional information. There was an order placed by the U.S. Government on Dec. 16, 1861 from Alexis Godillot of Paris & New York City, these were specified to be center fire not pin fire. Only 550 of the 1000 originally ordered were ever delivered in January, March & May of 1862 with balance of contract cancelled for late deliveries, they were delivered to several U.S. Arsenals. Each revolver was delivered with 50 rounds of ammunition at a total cost of about $20.00 each. Serial number 203 was part of the very first shipment in 1862. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be unfired. Retains virtually all of its bright factory polish to the metal, slight scratches on bbl near muzzle. Grip is sound and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30568 JR345 (2,750-3,750)

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ALLEN & WHEELOCK CENTER HAMMER PERCUSSION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 438. Blue finish with 7-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, pinched blade, dovetail brass, front sight with 6-shot cyl and 2-pc walnut grips. Butt strap has what is probably a museum number in yellow paint and has a brass museum style tag on triggerguard. One of only about 700 of these revolvers made in period 1861-1862. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except grips which are numbered “433” and the cyl pin which is numbered “282”. Overall retains 25-30% glossy orig blue in sheltered areas with the balance flaked, not worn, to a light to medium patina. Grips show dings & scratches with a deep bruise on left side and retain about 95% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This appears to be an unfired revolver that has had poor storage. 4-30562 JR337 (3,000-5,000)

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ALLEN & WHEELOCK CENTER HAMMER ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 98. 7-1/2” part oct bbl. Standard markings on left side of bbl. This is the second type with the triggerguard/loading lever catch in center of trigger spur. Brass pinch type front sight. CONDITION: Strong traces of blue in protected places on frame and bbl. Grips have minor chips and dents at base but retain 85% orig varnish. Mechanically tight. 4-30835 FS74 (2,000-3,500)

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ENGRAVED NAVY ARMS COPY OF A REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN E135. Blue & silver plated with 7-7/8” oct bbl, pinched post front sight, brass triggerguard and 2-pc burl French walnut stocks. Receiver has about 50% coverage fine, hand engraved, foliate arabesque patterns with a circle & dot border. The web of the rammer and sides of the hammer are engraved to match. Top three flats of bbl, backstrap & triggerguard have engraved geometric patterns. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & grips. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, full of factory grease. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30589 (1,500-2,500)

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ENGRAVED NAVY ARMS COPY OF A COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN E212. Blue & silver plated with 7-1/2” oct bbl, brass cone front sight with silver plated frame & rammer with brass triggerguard & backstrap containing a 1-pc walnut grip. Cyl is blue with the Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame is very nicely hand engraved with full coverage, foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Sides of hammer are engraved to match with matching patterns on bbl, rammer pivot & grip frame. Rear edge of cyl has a gold wire line with matching engraving patterns. Bbl has a wide & narrow gold band at the muzzle with two gold inlaid geometric patterns. CONDITION: Extremely fine, new & unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Ex Murray Peterson Collection 4-30588 (1,500-2,500)

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SPECTACULAR CASED ENGRAVED ADAMS PATENT DA PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 171. Spectacular little revolver with 4-1/2” oct bbl, tiny dovetail front sight with fixed rear sight and a checkered, 1-pc walnut grip with trap in the butt. It is very beautifully engraved with about 40-50% coverage, extremely well-executed, foliate arabesque patterns on frame & cyl with matching engraving on front & backstraps and triggerguard. All eight flats of the bbl & top strap have a fine engraved line border with chain pattern at the muzzle. The butt cap & trap are beautifully engraved to match. Right side of frame has a sliding thumb safety and is engraved “ADAMS PATENT 41355” in a ribbon. The same number is also engraved on the cyl. Top strap & top flat of the bbl are engraved “ROBERT ADAMS. NO. 76 KING WILLIAM STREET. LONDON. E.C.” Accompanied by its orig, green felt lined, walnut casing, possibly for a revolver with a longer bbl, compartmented in bottom for revolver, an orig brass 2-cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter, a small Dixon bag-shaped flask, a pewter oil bottle, a brass & ebony cleaning jag/rammer, a fine English turn screw, a lacquered tin for Tranter’s Bullet Lube containing several lead bullets and a lacquered tin of Eley Bros. caps. It has a “W. Watson” distributor’s label in the lid. A fine revolver in hard to find condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, probably unfired. Retains virtually all of its glossy, orig factory finish to metal, slightly thinned on triggerguard. Grip retains virtually all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. The case has normal storage scuffs & scratches on the outside with moderately faded lining with some light wear from the revolver & implements. 4-30636 JR334 (6,000-9,000)

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AUGUSTE FRANCOTTE ADAMS PATENT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 13 mm. SN 96. Blue finish with 6” oct bbl, flat top frame with dovetail front sight & fixed rear sight. It has 1-pc smooth walnut grip with a stud & ring in the butt. Left forward side of the frame is marked “ADAMS PATENT 1856” and right side is marked with the Francotte logo of a crown over “AF”. Face & side of the 5-shot cyl has the same mark and front of the frame has only the “AF” mark. Accompanied by a green felt, re-lined, English oak casing, not for this revolver which is compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a small Dixon bag flask with British military proofmarks on collar, a tin of Tranter’s lubricating composition and a 2-cavity, 54 caliber, Tranter-style mold, probably for this revolver. There is also a brass tipped, wood handled cleaning jag missing its knob. The brass escutcheon in the lid is inscribed in period engraved script “Charles Birch / Broughton Lodge / Nr Liverpool”. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains 93-95% glossy orig blue with some flaking on cyl, wear on backstrap and triggerguard turned brown. Rammer & handle on left side are a silver/brown patina. Front & backstrap screws are missing. The double action feature will rotate the cyl but not operate the hammer, which does operate perfectly in single action mode. Bright shiny bore. Case is fine, retains most of an old restored finish, with key hole escutcheon replaced by a piece of wood. Flask has several small dents & retains about 75% orig finish. Mold shows moderate to heavy wear with dings & dents. Other tools are fine. 4-30488 JR247 (2,000-3,000)

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ENGRAVED ADAMS PATENT DOUBLE ACTION PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 30. Blue finish with 5-1/4” oct bbl, dovetail front sight and fixed rear sight. It has 5-shot cyl with left side rammer. It is fitted with checkered 1-pc walnut grip. Frame & bbl lug are lightly engraved with foliate arabesque patterns with matching patterns on trigger bow & butt cap. Accompanied by a green felt lined, leather covered, homemade case compartmented for the revolver, a wood handled nipple wrench, an all metal cleaning jag an orig 2-cavity bright steel mold with sprue cutter and a homemade brass powder flask. There is also a scarce glass topped cap tin. CONDITION: Fine plus. Revolver is double action only and retains about 85% thinning glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked to a light patina. Cyl is a thin blue patina with the nipples hammered flat. Grip is sound showing light wear and retains most of its orig varnish. Mold is bright metal with mottled surface stains. Jag is fine. Box has a broken hinge and shows heavy wear with dry crackled surface. 4-30518 JR512 (1,000-1,500)

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WILLIAM MASON PATENT MODEL, PROTOTYPE OR TOOL ROOM SAMPLE FOR THE 51 NAVY CONVERSION. Cal. 38 CF. NSN. Blue & case color with orig 5” oct bbl, brass pin front sight with 1-line “NEW YORK U.S. AMERICA” address with dashes at each end. It has an unnumbered 6-shot cyl with Ormsby naval battle scene, having had the rear end machined away for metallic cartridges. It has the Richards style conversion ring with floating firing pin and integral rear sight with a self-contained, internal spring loading gate. It has brass triggerguard & backstrap with beautiful burl walnut 1-pc grip. Backstrap is professionally inscribed “Wm MASON INVENTOR, HARTFORD C,T,”. Bbl has an attached ejector rod housing with the half moon shaped ejector rod head that has a checkered face. The rammer attaching slot and rammer hole have been beautifully plugged. The only markings or numbers on entire revolver are as previously noted, the bbl address. It is apparent that Mr. Mason used new & previously unassembled parts for this patent model. As is well known, William Mason was a prolific genius inventor and designer for Colt & other firearms manufacturers. He not only designed this conversion but was instrumental in a number of other important designs & alterations for Colt over his career. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, unfired. Bbl retains about 50% glossy orig blue with balance having flaked to a medium patina with some very fine pitting. Cyl retains about 30% orig blue and about 95% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, somewhat faded & dark with brilliant colors in sheltered areas. Left recoil shield has an area of moderate rust with some fine scattered pinpoint rust. Grip frame is crisp and sharp without any plating and never had any. Grip has a few light nicks & scratches and retains a smooth oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30873 JR156 (5,000-10,000)

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VERY FINE COLT M1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38CF. SN 2903. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard one-line marking on the bbl. Left side of frame is marked, “-PAT. JUNE.25. 1871 – / – PAT.JULY. 2. 1872. –”. Orig Colt / Patent marking is barely visible underneath new marking. Orig number on cyl, “59018”, is visible. Conversion number is stamped below it. Bottom of bbl is stamped “R.W.T.anchor.” CONDITION: Brilliant casehardening on both sides of receiver and on hammer. 80% blue on bbl and cyl with light surface pitting, mostly on bbl. The grips are worn on the high spots but retain much of varnish. Mechanically fine. 4-30978 FS162 (10,000-12,000)

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COLT MODEL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 20019. Made from previously unassembled & unfinished parts with nickel finish, 7-1/2” rnd bbl with case hardened hammer, blued screws & silver plated grip frame. It has nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip. This rare revolver is one of about 1,800 assembled in period of the mid-1870’s. It has the 2-line patent dates on left side of frame and “36 CAL” on left shoulder of triggerguard. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching except wedge which is properly unnumbered. Overall retains about 98% strong, orig nickel with some light surface wear and a ding or two on bbl. Cyl retains about all of its dull orig nickel and 98-99% Ormsby naval battle scene. Hammer retains most of its brilliant case colors on sides & back edge, thinned on top edge. Frame screws & bbl lug screws retain thin orig niter blue. Grip frame retains about 30-40% orig nickel finish with flaked areas a light brass patina. Grip has small chips at each toe and shows edge wear to varnish and overall retains 93-95% strong, orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30028 JR101 (6,000-10,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 CF. SN 3280. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” oct bbl, New York address with 2-line patent dates on left side of frame and “38 CAL” on left front web of triggerguard. It has iron triggerguard & brass backstrap. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip. This is one of the revolvers assembled by Colt, from previously unused & unassembled parts, of which there were about 3,800 made in the mid-1870’s. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except the wedge which is properly unnumbered. Overall retains 60-70% strong orig nickel plating with losses flaked to a dark patina. Cyl retains about 30% thin nickel and about 70% Ormsby naval battle scene, strong & sharp in about 30%, thinning elsewhere. Grips are much battered and worn having been cleaned and appear to have a replacement panel on right side. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-30478 JR86 (2,500-4,000)

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COLT CONVERSION MODEL 1860 ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 44. SN 173. 7-13/16” rnd bbl. This revolver was originally a 4-screw army cut for shoulder stock. It is now marked “US” on left side of bbl and has “A” inspector marks on backstrap and triggerguard. Orig numbers are mixed but the conversion #173 appears on frame, cyl, breech piece, bbl, ejector rod assembly, backstrap and triggerguard. Front sight has been replaced with large dovetail blade. These Ainsworth inspected conversions were done in limited quantities before the Richards Mason conversions and are quite scarce today. Ejector rod, spring, and several screws are replaced. CONDITION: Gray patina with light pitting. Grips are well worn with chips at both toes. 4-30879 (7,000-8,000)

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ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL AMRY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 46 RF. SN 128629. This factory conversion has nickel finish with 8” oct bbl, pinched post front sight, brass triggerguard & smooth 2-pc ivory grips. It appears to be factory engraved in New York style, probably by L.D. Nimschke, or at least in his shop. Engraving consists of about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with a fine punch dot background. Engraving extends over the bbl, on the backstrap, buttstrap & triggerguard with matching patterns on cyl. Heel of buttstrap is stamped in tiny letters & numbers “S130”. This exact revolver is pictured on the cover of The Remington Society of America Journal, 2nd Quarter 2006, a copy of which accompanies this revolver. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig finish remain, being mostly a cleaned metal color with light to fine pitting over most of surfaces. Grips show heavy wear with some shrinkage and numerous age lines with a replaced sliver at toe & heel on left side. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. Baldwin Collection 4-30011 JR134 (6,000-10,000)

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SCARCE REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt CF. SN 84632. Blued finish with 8” oct bbl with three line bbl markings, pinched front sight, 2-pc walnut grips with cartouche. These revolvers are said to have been converted to cartridge by Osgood Gun Shop, Bangor, Maine around the turn of the century. The serial number on the cyl, conversion plate, & loading gate is “846”. These will be found in 44 & 45 caliber and were converted by adding a recoil plate with a loading gate and providing a new cyl. An extra long firing pin was added to the hammer to search through the recoil plate. Basic revolvers were most likely purchased from the government at auction after the Civil War. Another example of this revolver was found in the 1980 Mouldenhauer Auction. CONDITION: Good. 30% blue on bbl, frame, & loading lever. Conversion plate & cyl have a gray patina with light pitting. Grips have numerous small dents on the right side and are missing chips at the base. Bore is lightly pitted, action is fine. 4-59479 JH48 (1,500-2,000)

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RARE ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 38 RF. SN 44598. Conversion #32. Blued finish with 7-1/2 oct bbl with standard three line markings, pinched front sight & beautiful 2-pc burl walnut grips. Circa 1874-78. Commercial model for the English market. Barrel is stamped with London proofmarks. Consignor states that this may have been one of nine revolvers made up for Remington’s London Office, 15 Queen Victoria St. (Cyl marked “30”, loading lever “39”) Consignor states that this could be an indication of parts reassembly error after revolvers were disassembled for proofing. Remington conversion revolvers are very rare. CONDITION: Very fine, with 80% blue overall. Worn mostly on grip straps, with some flaking on right side of frame. Bright casehardening color on hammer. Grips appear to have been re-varnished. Mechanically good. 4-59321 JH53 (1,750-2,250)

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REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY CARTRIDGE CONVERSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 CF. SN 114089 on the left side of frame under the grip, 121589 on the bottom of the bbl, 13091 in pencil on both grips. Conversion numbers 514 on the right side of frame under grips & 508 on the bottom of bbl. Cyl is unmarked. Blued finish, 8” oct bbl, pinched front sight, brass triggerguard, 2-pc smooth walnut grips with “GP” cartouche. This is a Civil War military inspected parts revolver assembled from three revolvers (121589, 114089 & 34541) and converted by Remington to cartridge probably around 1870 to 1874. Chambers the 44 Remington, Colt, S&W, and Martin primed Colt & Remington Centerfire cartridges. It is somewhat of a mystery revolver & bears continued research into its manufacture. 44 CF Remington Conversions done by Remington are not very common. CONDITION: Fine with over half the blue with losses due to flaking rather than wear. Grips show light wear. Bore is bright, mechanically excellent. 4-59330 JH145 (1,750-2,500)

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REMINGTON M1871 ARMY ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 50CF. NSN. 8” rnd bbl. Standard Remington markings on left side of receiver with “CRS.” cartouche on left side of grip. CONDITIN: Excellent with 90% bright blue on bbl, slightly worn at muzzle with brilliant blue on trigger and bright to brilliant casehardening colors on action. Breechblock, hammer, retaining pins and screws are finished bright, the latter with a straw heat finish. Grips are fine with minor wear at high points. 4-30969 FS172 (2,000-3,000)

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REMINGTON M1867 NAVY ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL. Cal. 50. SN 2505. 7” rnd bbl. Standard 2-line Remington markings on lower edge on left side of frame with inspector marks on lower edge of right side. Top of bbl is marked with an anchor over “HE / I” “FCW” cartouche on left side of grip. This pistol is part of the Carl Moldenhauer Collection and carries his collector number on the bottom of the frame in paint. CONDITION: Very good with about half of the blue mixed with light surface rust and pitting on bbl and half of the casehardening colors on the action. Triggerguard appears to have been reblued. Grip has moderate dents on right side but is clean on left side. Mechanically fine. 4-30970 FS173 (3,000-5,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1891 ROLLING BLOCK TARGET PISTOL. Cal. 22. SN 5210. 10” part oct bbl. Marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION N.Y” on top of rnd portion. Front sight blade is a replacement. Some modifications have been made to the mechanism, but it functions fine the way it is. CONDITION: Faint traces of blue on bbl. Some casehardening pattern remains on action, but it is mostly gray patina with light pitting. Grips are battered at base with minor bruises and scratches. Bore is poor. 4-30473 FS108 (1,000-1,500)

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RARE SEALED BOX OF CRITTENDEN & TIBBALS CARTRIDGES. Full sealed box of 46 Remington cartridges. Box is 2-pc marbled black, gray & yellow with green & black top label and a green paper band that is still completely intact. Cartridges are “46-100”, marked for the Remington carbine, although Remington also chambered some of their conversion revolvers for this cartridge. Extremely rare addition to anyone’s collection or would add substantially to a museum display. CONDITION: Fine. Still sealed as noted, wrapped in shrink wrap plastic. Box is without breaks showing light wear and some minor chipping on label. The band also shows some high point wear. Box has minor wear on corners & edges with some bug damage to the marble paper on one side. 4-30712 JR413 (1,750-2,750)

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PACKET OF 42 SPENCER CARTRIDGES. Cal. 56-56. Made by Sage Ammunition Works in six sleeves of seven cartridges each. The sleeves are all sealed and are in their orig box bottom. The lid is missing. CONDITION: Sleeves are all fine, unable to examine cartridges. 4-30694 JR374 (750-1,250)

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PACKET OF 10 WILLIAMS CLEANER CARTRIDGES. Cal. 58. Extremely rare sealed packet of ten minie-ball cartridges issued to Civil War troopers to periodically fire through their rifled muskets to clean the bore. Historical references show that the troops did not like these cartridges and when they were initially issued with blue paper, simply threw them away rather than use them. Later, in the war, the color of the paper was changed to match the regular cartridges, so the troops were not aware when they were loading a cleaner cartridge. Accompanied by an X-ray of this packet showing the different style of bullets, along with twelve or thirteen percussion caps. CONDITION: Packet is sealed and in extremely fine condition with only minor wrinkling & fuzzing on the corners. 4-30693 JR375 (750-1,250)

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Revised: 2/20/2007

PACKET OF 10 CIVIL WAR MINIE-BALL CARTRIDGES. Cal. 58. Wrapped in buff colored paper with a string tie, these orig cartridges were the type issued to Union soldiers in the Civil War. Accompanied by an X-ray of this packet showing the ten bullets. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Still in orig configuration with a small break in the paper on one corner and some light soil. 4-30692 JR376 (750-1,250)

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FINE HALL MODEL 1819 SECOND TYPE FLINTLOCK RIFLE/MUSKET. Cal. 52. NSN. Beautiful flintlock musket with 32-3/4” rnd bbl, offset square base front sight/bayonet lug and offset rear sight. Breech block is marked “J.H. HALL / H. FERRY / US / 1837” making this one of the last of the second types. Mounted in a crisp, 1-pc walnut stock with serpentine trigger guard/handrest and musket buttplate. CONDITION: Pristine new, unfired. Retains about 98-99% strong orig brown on metal and crisp raised grain wood with dark orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31072 JR562 (6,000-10,000)

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1863 FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. 33” bbl dated 1863 with correct “V/P/eaglehead” proof. Lock is marked correctly with an eagle over “CSA” and “FAYETTEVILLE” forward of the hammer. Rear of the hammer is the date 1863. Stock is marked with an oval cartouche, with the letters “JB”. This is the a standard 1863 government issue Fayetteville rifle with CSA marked brass buttplate, triggergaurd, bands & nosecap. This gun retains its orig correct ramrod. CONDITION: Stock has scattered dings, scratches, one large 2” cut and a couple of ½” gouges in buttstock. You can tell this gun has been stored for a long time as there are small spatters of red paint on bbl & stock & other metal parts. Rear sight is probably restored. 4-31070 (15,000-25,000)

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HIGH HUMP 1862 FAYETTEVILLE RIFLE. You are bidding here on a very rare attic condition 1862 dated Fayetteville rifle. Gun appears orig & authentic in every regard. Bbl is correct,, with “V/P/Eaglehead” proof. No marking s are worn. Lock exhibits correct “Eagle/CSA” and Fayetteville markings forward of the hammer. Stock exhibits small 2-letter inspector’s mark though the letters are not easily discernable. The soldier who carried this gun,, scratched his initials, “T.A. C” in the buttstock. Lock date 1862 occurs behind the hammer. This is a rarely offered high hop Fayetteville rifle in attic condition. CONDITION: Brass hardware is untouched showing mellow mustard color patina Iron surfaces are brown with scattered pitting especially around bolster around lock & bbl. Stock has a wrist repair utilizing a wooden pin which appears contemporary to its use. Stock exhibits scattered scuffs,, nicks and scratches including a 1” x ½” defected wood on reverse of stock between bbl bands. Bore is pitted but retains good rifling. 4-31071 (25,000-35,000)

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CONFEDERATE GRISWALD REVOLVER WITH POSSIBLE ASSOCIATION TO JESSE JAMES. Cal. 36. 7-1/2” part oct. bbl on top of bbl flat is crudely stamped “J I M./ CUMENS”. SN 1750 appears on frame, bbl housing and cyl. Secondary #10 appears on loading arm, wedge, backstrap & trigger guard. The cryptic “K” appears on bottom of bbl, frame & backstrap. Roman numeral XII on frame and trigger guard. This fine gun is well known to the collector’s market place. It has been owned by many prominent collectors dating back to just after WWII. This gun is pictured in one issue of the Texas Gun Collector, Georgia Arms Collector’s Magazine. This gun is also pictured on the front cover of Confederate Brass Framed Colt & Whitney by William Albaugh. This gun is also pictured in Dan Hartzler’s book Confederate Presentation & Inscribed Swords & Revolvers on pg 159 & 160. Hartzler, inn his book states “James Cummins was a member of Clark’s Recruits, MO Vol. and enlisted for 3 years in Dunhein County. They became a portion of the 10th MO Cav…………. After the war he rode with Jesse James gang, but fell to the displeasure of Jesse who vowed he would kill Cummins. According to legend, only Frank James & Jim Cummins of this band of outlaws, did not meet death through violence; Cummins died in a Confederate soldiers home”. This is a great opportunity to find one of the best early documented Confederate Griswold revolvers. CONDITION: Bbl, cyl and loading assembly are grey steel with fairly sharp edges. Cyl exhibits a darker color showing a distinct twist lines where cyl was made by twisting iron. Safety pins on cyl are intact but show use. Brass is cleaned. 4-31075 (20,000-25,000)

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FINE RIGDON ANSLEY REVOLVER. SN 2351. All parts normally serial numbered are numbered and are matching except wedge which has no number. This gun has nice untouched patina to iron & brass and appears in attic condition. Even the unnumbered wedge appears to be contemporary to the period. Cal. .36; 7-1/2″ part oct. bbl. 12 cyl stops. The “CSA” marking on top of the bbl is missing most of the “C”. Brass bead front sight. 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. 4-31073 (25,000-35,000)

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CONFEDERATE LEMAT GRAPESHOT REVOLVER. 6-3/4” oct bbl. Bearing the address “Col. LeMat. Bte.. s.g.d.g. Paris” SN 902 occurs on all parts normally marked. Gun appears to be all orig and all authentic. SN 902 is considered to be a transitional model retaining several 1st Mod features incl. frame latch and spur on trigger guard. This is a great opportunity to purchase the popular Confederate used transitional LeMat in well-above average condition. This guns still has a good action and appears to be in attic condition. CONDITION: Metal overall is brown/grey. Loading arm, above attaching screw, has an old braised repair. Stocks show wear but still exhibit some orig varnish. Markings are all crisp & distinct. Scattered nicks, scratches and pitted areas on metal parts. 4-31074 (15,000-20,000)

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FAUX TORTOISE SHELL MALTESE CROSS, PURPORTEDLY JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN’S CORPS BADGE. Faux tortoise shell Maltese cross with inlaid gold filigree featuring two stars on each of the four wings. Nicely framed and matted with reproduction image of the young Joshua Chamberlain. Consignor purports this was Chamberlain’s 20th Maine Corps badge. SIZE: 1-1/4” high x 1-1/4” wide. CONDITION: Very nice presentation. 4-60394 (750-3,750)

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TINTYPE IN CASE OF GENERAL WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN. Picture depicting a bust profile of a seated, bearded Sherman in his uniform, is in a gold foil frame and mounted in a pressed cardboard, hinged case. We are told that there was a movement after theCivil War to get Sherman to run for President, and that during that time period, this photograph of Sherman was reproduced on tintype with the purpose of promoting him and his image to help develop a base for his Presidency. SIZE: 3″ x 3-3/4″. CONDITION: Generally very good to excellent, with an excellent, strong image of Sherman. Case is separated at the hinge and in general shows wear. 4-31066 (1,000-2,000)

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PRESENTATION CANE FROM GEN JUDD KILPATRICK TO G. W. ADRIAN FOR BRAVERY IN THE CIVIL WAR. Typical 19th century cane w/gold-filled decorated top has presentation that reads, “1866 Presented by Gen J. Kilpatrick to G. W. Adrian for bravery in the late war, 1862-63-64”. Further research needs to be done about what G. W. Adrian did to deserve such a present from the famous Calvary general Hugh Judson “Kill-Cavalry” Kilpatrick. CONDITION: Cane body is solid and typical painted wood. Top with presentation has about a 2” crack, which does not affect overall aesthetics. Presentation is worn, showing the cane was most definitely used. 4-30004 JS58 (3,000-5,000)

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RARE CONFEDERATE AUGUSTA MACHINE WORKS 12 STOP REVOLVER. SN “L”. 7-11/16” octagonal bbl. SN “L” occurs on most major parts. Gun appears to be 100% orig and authentic in every regard with sharp edges. This is a very rare Confederate revolver with probably no more than 10 examples known of this variety. This is the finest example we have ever seen, and this may be the best example known. Action is crisp and tight. When Bill Albaugh published his book in 1963, Confederate Handguns, he was only able to list 3 known 12-stop Augusta Revolvers, and Bill Gary in Confederate Revolvers, published in 1987, only lists 5 serial numbers. There have been no more than 2 or 3 more come to light since then and these books were published and this is a fine untouched example. CONDITION: Gun is gray overall with scattered dings and scratches and scattered light pitting especially at muzzle. Frame and bbl housing still show orig tool marks. Brass triggerguard and backstrap are smooth and clean where handled. Distinctive bulged Augusta stocks retain about 30% orig varnish. 8-76205 JS23 (45,000-65,000)

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CONFEDERATE GRISWOLD REVOLVER. SN 3585. This is a typical late model Griswold which lack some of the features of earlier guns. Albaugh in his book on Confederate handguns lists the last SN known to him as 3606. Even though we know there is at least another gun later than that. This gun was found in the attic of a home in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana, probably around the turn of the century. It has been in the same family every since. The son (consignor) inherited this gun in the 1980s. It was taken to a North Vernon gunsmith and a new mainspring was made for it. Gun appears to be all orig with exception of wedge, mainspring, and several screws. The SN 3585 occurs on bbl housing and frame. The SN 3552 appears on the cyl. The secondary number 15 is found on triggerguard and hammer. A Roman numeral XXVIII also appears on triggerguard. Roman numeral VII appears on backstrap. A cryptic “A” occurs on bottom of bbl, back of frame and on triggerguard. No markings appear on stocks, however, they appear orig to the gun. No secondary number is found on loading assembly but this is not unusual on these late production guns. Though this gun has been cleaned and made functional in the 1950s by a gunsmith, all major parts appear orig and authentic. This is a good opportunity to buy a late model Griswold possibly brought home as a souvenir by a Union Jackson County soldier. A family letter accompanies this guessing as to who may have brought this gun back. CONDITION: Bbl and cyl are cleaned and gray. Brass frame triggerguard and backstrap are clean. Stocks appear sanded and revarnished. The screw that holds loading arm to bbl housing is replaced with screw with nut. 4-30718 JS32 (15,000-20,000)

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LEECH & RIGDON CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. SN 1416. This is a very fine Leech & Rigdon revolver made near the end of the serial range of its production. Nicely marked “Leech & Rigdon CSA” on top of bbl housing. All parts normally serial numbered are serial numbered “1416”, including latch, loading arm, bbl housing, wedge, frame, cyl, backstrap, and triggerguard. Stocks are inscribed “WH” inside a diamond shaped cartouche “Wescom Hudgins” was a Confederate government inspector working in Augusta in 1864. His inspection mark is quite scarce on Leech & Rigdon revolvers. Since this gun falls in the last 50 known Leech & Rigdon revolvers; this gun was probably made in Augusta, Georgia, instead of Greensboro, Georgia, where a majority of these pistols were produced. There are only a few Leech & Rigdon revolvers that are government inspected, especially with the early “diamond” shaped cartouche. A later script “WH” is more often seen on Cook rifles and Rigdon & Ansley revolvers though this. This is a very crisp gun overall with sharp edges and strong traces of finish in protected areas. Action is crisp and functional. This is the finest Leech & Rigdon revolver we have ever catalogued. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are spotted gray/bright with maybe 5% bright blue finish remaining in protected areas. Front site which is normally worn on these guns is still a perfect brass cone. Stocks retain traces of orig varnish. 8-76204 JS24 (35,000-45,000)

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CONFEDERATE LEECH AND RIGDON REVOLVER. 36 cal. SN 920. 7” bbl. Top flat of half oct bbl housing is marked “Leech & Rigdon CSA”. This gun appears all orig and authentic and uncleaned. All parts are serial numbered “920” that are normally serial numbered including bbl, frame, cyl, loading arm, wedge, triggerguard and backstrap with the exception of the arbor which is numbered “330”. This gun exhibits the ball and pin type loading lever catch which is correct for this serial number range. There were about 1500 Leech and Rigdon revolvers made. Because of Union army movements during the war; this particular manufacturer had to move several times to stay out of harm’s way. The earliest guns were made in Memphis, TN, later in Columbus, MS, and then in Greensboro, GA, where this gun was manufactured. The final 500 guns were made in Augusta, GA. CONDITION: Gun has seen use and is well-worn; Gun is uncleaned and is pitted and brown/gray overall. There are numerous dings and gouges on bottom of butt in wood and brass. Cyl is missing one cone and three are broken. Cyl also has a broken chamber but no metal is missing. Grips show a 1/4” chip in toe. Action does not work. Two screws may be replaced but appear contemporary to time of use. 8-76200 JS1 (20,000-25,000)

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INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36 mmP. SN 80476. 7-1/2” oct bbl. Casehardened finish with walnut grips. “Lt. Comdr. LeRoy Fitch / S. S. Carondelet” on backstrap. Other marks on pistol are standard including “U.S.” on left side of frame & inspector marks on various pieces. Numbers are matching, including wedge. Accompanying pistol are many documents relating to Fitch & his service. He is listed in the overall list of officers for the Navy as having been appointed as Midshipman on 1 Oct 1851, with advances in 1859, 1862, & 1870. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1856 & died in 1875. Included are copies of service records, pay, photos of the ironclad Carondelet & orig documents concerning the provisioning of that ship. Naval operations on the Mississippi in 1864 contained numerous mentions of both Fitch & the Carondelet. The Carondelet was one of 7 ironclads built by James Eads at St. Louis, it was sold 29 Nov 1865, with the plating sold separately. Fitch was also engaged in the campaign against Confederate General John Hunt Morgan in 1863, succeeding in capturing almost all of his forces including his artillery & supply train. Among other reports involving the Carondelet is a report that one of the cannons blew up during action at Fort Donelson. Later historical information concerning Fitch includes the commissioning of a destroyer bearing his name in 1942. After coastal duty in America, the Fitch served on convoy duty until June 6, 1944, when she engaged in the Normandy invasion. Later in 1944, the Fitch was engaged in the Mediterranean & then sent to the Pacific in 1945, where it was present at the surrender. The ship received 5 battle stars & was decommissioned in 1956. Genealogical information is also included. CONDITION: Smooth, gray patina overall with scattered light pitting. Faint traces of silver on the backstrap. Grips show wear at high spots but cartouches are partially visible. About half of the cyl scene remains visible, some screws & nipples are replaced, mechanically fine. 4-31007 FS206 (10,000-15,000)

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FINE PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER. Cal. 36. SN 40503. Matching except cyl 41195. Bbl is marked “Address Col. Colt London” on top of bbl, “COLTS / PATENT” on left side of frame. Left side of bbl is marked with London proofmark. Each chamber of cyl has same markings. Backstrap is engraved in script “Chas K. Breckinridge U. S. A.”. It is interesting to have an American presentation on a English gun. CONDITION: Very good to fine with 40% blue overall. Strong casehardening colors on frame. Strong drag line on cyl. 65% of cyl scene remains along with half of the safety pins. Mechanically needs work. 4-31005 FS194 (10,000-15,000)

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DERRINGER STYLE PISTOL MARKED CLARK & CO., MEMPHIS. Sgl shot percussion pistol with 4-3/4” bbl is marked on breech “Clark & Co., Memphis”. Back action lock gun has iron triggerguard and a mixture of brass and German silver escutcheons. CONDITION: Gun is missing ramrod. Metal surfaces a brown/bright with scattered pitting. 4-30376 (2,000-4,000)

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EARLY PARIS MADE LE MAT GRAPESHOT REVOLVER, TRANSITION 1ST TO 2ND MODEL. Cal. About 42 (10.65 mm) & About 65 (16 ga.) smooth bore. SN 542. This is one of the early Parisian Le Mats with the major difference being lack of spur on the triggerguard and a heavy fixed lanyard attachment in the butt cap. It also has the rammer on left side of bbl but retains the Belgian style assembly lever that pivots on front of frame. It has 6-3/4” full oct bbl with a dovetail, half moon, German silver front sight that appears to be a replacement. Top flat is marked “Col Le Mat Bte s.g.d.g. Paris” with a line rectangular border with engraved fleur-de-lis at each end. It has the usual 9-shot cyl which pivots around smoothbore bbl which is 6-3/4” long. It has an articulated hammer nose with broken spur and is fitted with orig checkered walnut grips. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including grips, the rammer is unnumbered. Oct bbl retains a mottled, light brown patina with old file marks and some moderate pitting. Rammer & screw are modern replacements. Frame & cyl are a smooth, mottled, silver/brown patina. Cyl has old file marks. Grips are sound & show heavy wear. Rifled bore is sharp & strong with a few spots of pitting. Smooth bore is clean with scattered spots of heavy pitting. Mechanics are fine. 4-30454 JR92 (10,000-12,000)

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SCARCE LE MAT SECOND MODEL PERCUSSION GRAPESHOT REVOLVER. Cal. 10.63 mm/16 ga. SN 1576. Usual configuration with 6-13/16” full oct bbl with “PARIS” markings on top flat and rammer mounted on left side. Rammer & screw may be replacements. The standard 9-shot cyl revolves around the smoothbore bbl which is fired by the articulated hammer nose. Mounted with 2-pc checkered walnut grips numbered to this revolver. The bbl latch pin & retainer spring are replacements and there is one nipple broken from the cyl. These revolvers were well liked and used by the Confederacy during the Civil War. Col. Francois A. Le Mat was a French born physician residing in New Orleans when he invented & patented this revolver. When he was unable to interest the United States military in purchasing his revolvers he moved to France and was able to have them produced in England, Belgium & finally Paris. At the outset of the Civil War, Gen. Beauregard convinced the Confederacy to purchase a number of Le Mat revolvers and they saw service throughout the entire conflict. After the War Col. Le Mat continued production of his revolvers, marketing both pinfire and central fire versions, as well as carbines. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching except the rammer which is unnumbered. No orig finish remains being an overall dark brown patina with heavy pitting on bbl, with lighter pitting on frame and cyl. Grips show heavy wear with a few deep gouges and a small crack on right side. Hammer nose is slightly loose, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong rifled bore with moderate to heavy pitting. Smoothbore has moderate to heavy rust. 4-31047 JR494 (6,000-10,000)

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PALMETTO ARMORY MODEL 1842 SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. 8 ½” bbl marked “WM. Glaze & Co”. Barrel is also correctly proofed with P over V over Palmetto tree. Lock is correctly marked “Columbia SC 1852” behind hammer, and forward of hammer is marked “Palmetto Armory” in an arc over Palmetto tree. All parts appear orig, though gun has seen some use. CONDITION: Stock exhibits two hairline cracks opposite lock, and other than the normal dings; stock is above average for this model. Barrel is pitted at breech. Barrel proofs and maker’s mark are easy to read. Lockplate markings are weak forward of hammer but are discernable. Markings rear of hammer are all discernable but a little obscured by pitting. Brass is clean. 4-30559 JS4 (5,000-7,000)

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US 3.25” HOTCHKISS SHELL. Non-excavated. Only specimen known to exist. Percussion fuse and iron anvil cap unscrew and slider slides out. There are no known US cannons in 3.25” cal. (possibly for captured 3.25”Confederate cannon). Patent date cast into base, “HOTCHKISS PATENT, OCT 9, 1855” as well as “MAY 14, 1861” and below that “VII” and “3.25”. CONDITION: Museum quality, in outstanding condition. 8-87428 (1,500-3,000)

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WHITWORTH STYLE CANNON PROJECTILE BOLT. This is a typical shell seen from the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania battle field park. Several hundred of these were recovered from storage areas in Gettysburg 20-30 years ago. This appears to be one of those being heavily pitted with remnants of heavy black paint. Shell is approximately 3” in diameter and approximately 9-1/2” tall. 4-30367 JS35 (400-600)

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VERY RARE 1864 DATED DIXON, NELSON & CO. CONFEDERATE RIFLE. This fine attic-condition rifle exhibits fine rich red and mustard colors, two brass bands, triggerguard, and buttplate. Lock is marked “Dixon, Nelson & Co., CS” forward of block. Rear of block is marked “ALA 1864”. CONDITION: Gun overall has a nice untouched look. Stock has numerous dings and gouges. Barrel is pitted around breech. Barrel tang screw, cone, nose cap are probable replacements. 4-30372 (25,000-30,000)

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1861 HIGH HUMP RICHMOND RIFLE MUSKET. 40” bbl is correctly proofed VP over eagle head and dated 1861. Lock is marked “Richmond, VA”. Forward lock in 1861 behind lock. A rectangular cartouche with script letters “SA” is present stamped in stock opposite lock. This gun was once in the Fred Goldbecker Collection of Richmond rifles. High Hump Richmond muskets are quite scarce. This gun appears to be all orig. The bbl bands are correct for this musket. Only the rear band is marked with a “U”. The stock is an M1855 Harper’s Ferry stock, which is correct for this model. The SA cartouche in stock is very discernable and quite rare. The SA stands for Salmon Adams who was the first Confederate Inspector at the Harper’s Ferry Arsenal. This is a very rare cartouche. The buttplate is correct for this model being an un-surcharged iron buttplate. Ramrod is correct 1855 swell pipe. This is as nice an example of the 1861 High Hump Richmond that you will find. CONDITION: Stock exhibits numerous nicks and dings. About 2” sliver missing between nose cap and front band. Metal surfaces overall are clean with scattered tool marks and pitting. 4-30370 (18,000-20,000)

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COOK & BROTHERS CONFEDERATE CARBINE. SN 3800. 22” bbl. This is a typical late war Cook carbine made without sling bar or swivel ramrod. Lock plate SN 3800, lock screws SN 100. Hammer screw SN 100, nosecap SN 3800. No other discernable marking externally. Opposite lock stamped in tock is a diamond-shaped cartouche with barely discernable letters “WH”. Wescom Hudgins was a Confederate government inspector whose inspector marks occasionally occur on late war Rigdon & Ansley revolvers and Cook rifles and carbines. CONDITION: Small repaired crack near wrist. Pitting at breech, which obscure markings other than the word “prove”. Brass tipped ramrod is of the Austrian type and appears to be added to this gun. Brass bbl bands are unmarked. Barrel is missing rear sight, and front sight is a small restored iron blade. 4-30371 (14,000-16,000)

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RICHMOND RIFLE. 33” bbl with correct pitched front sight and proper VP over eagle head proof. No bbl date is discernable. The lock is of the high-hump variety, dated 1861 and marked “Richmond, VA”. Brass buttplate and brass nose cap orig. The front band has a screw-retained sling-swivel, which is not typical of Richmond manufacture, but color matches well. Richmond rifles are quite scarce, according to most published accounts these guns were not made until 1863 or 1864. The 1861 dated lock is still possibly orig to this gun, though it is a poor fit. Untouched examples are known with Springfield locks and earlier dated Richmond locks. CONDITION: Stock has long hairline crack running to buttplate to end of triggerguard. Stock appears untouched, otherwise with numerous nicks and gouges and dings. The initials “JD” are carved in stock opposite lock. Buttplate and nose cap exhibit nice untouched patina. Metal surfaces are dark and appear un-cleaned. Breech is pitted at bolster. Ramrod is of correct type, but like the rear sight, are possible replacements. 4-30594 JS15 (6,000-10,000)

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RICHMOND CARBINE. This gun appears to have been made from an orig Richmond rifled musket. Bbl is 25” and has correct VP over eagle proofs. The lock is dated 1863, and marked “CS/Richmond VA”. Initials “JML” are carved in reverse of buttstock. CONDITION: Ramrod, nose cap, front band, sights, and rear sling swivel all appear replaced. Stock has large 3” crack in stock opposite lock. Stock exhibits numerous small dings and scratches. 4-30392 (5,000-7,000)

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RICHMOND MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. 40” part oct bbl. Marked, “C.S / RICHMOND VA” at front of lockplate and dated “1863” at the rear. There is bright rust at rear of bbl and no date or proofmarks are visible. Brass buttplate is stamped “C S A”. Forearm tip is iron. Bayonet lug on top of bbl has been modified into a small bead sight. Rear bbl sight has been removed and a fixed V-notch has been installed. Ramrod is a replacement. Brass triggerguard is unmarked. Standard “U”-marked bbl bands. CONDITION: Gray patina with light surface rust except at breech of bbl which has live rust. Stock has been repaired and heavily sanded. Mechanically good. Bore is poor. 4-31023 FS158 (1,500-2,500)

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RARE CONFEDERATE INSCRIBED STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. 29-7/8” unstopped fullered blade is engraved “Lieut.W. R. Lillard, 52nd Tenn. Vols”. This sword is in untouched attic condition with excellent grip and fine patina to brass and blade. You cannot find a nicer example of this classic Confederate pattern, especially with impeccable identification to a Confederate officer. Confederate Gen. Joe Shelby carried this same pattern sword, but his was not etched. Confederate swords with names etched on blade are rare. This scarce pattern sword with the floating “CS” decoration in the hilt was made by Leech & Rigdon. Leech & Rigdon made swords in Memphis, TN., Columbus, MS and Greensboro, GA. A nearly identical etched sword to Lt. Alston Moffitt of the 51st TN. is found in the Smithsonian Institute. It may not be a coincidence that Lt. Moffitt’s sword and the sword here are nearly identical as the 51st and the 52nd TN regiments were consolidated in 1862 and both officers would have chance to buy swords at same locations. This dbl-line engraving style seems to be unique to Leech and Rigdon products and this is best example known to us. Lt. Lillard joined the Army as a private in 1861, later being promoted to officer then serving the remainder of war until he was captured and sent to Johnson’s Island as a prisoner of war where he was paroled in 1865. The 52nd TN Regiment was involved in battles in the Western theater including Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Perryville, Chickamauga, the Atlanta campaign and Franklin. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright and uncleaned with areas of rust and pitting. Leather grip wrap is excellent with only minor crazing. Twisted brass wire is excellent. Brass hilt exhibits excellent patina. 8-76201 JS2 (25,000-30,000)

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CONFEDERATE WOOD SCABBARD CAVALRY SABER. 36” unstopped fullered blade. Leather grip with single iron wire wrap. Scabbard is wood with sheet iron mounts with brass throat and brass rings. Manufacturer of this sword is thought to be either Marshall of Atlanta, Georgia or Kraft, Goldschmidt and Kraft of Columbia, South Carolina. Note, This sword was originally acquired by the consignor’s parents from the estate of Mrs. Elmer of Greenport, New York, a niece of Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Also included in this auction is an important George an d Libby Custer archive from this same estate. The sword was purportedly at one time owned by George Armstrong Custer and was probably a Civil War souvenir collected by Custer himself. Regardless, this is a fine example of the classic wood scabbard cavalry saber and a better example would be hard to obtain. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with small areas of scattered pitting. Blade retains orig protective washer. Leather grip is intact with areas of scuffing and wear. Hilt retains untouched attic type patina. Scabbard body has about a 10” x 2” scraped area where a possible inscription in the wood was removed. The rest of scabbard body retains a varnish coating. Scabbard mounts retain much orig black paint. Drag is held on bottom mount by only about 1/3 of its orig solder (It was possibly dropped on drag.) but is still solidly attached, drags on this pattern are often missing. Drag retains only 1 of its orig 4 pins that attach the drag to scabbard body. 4-30900 JS8 (7,000-9,000)

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COOK NEW ORLEANS NAVAL CUTLASS. Very old fake Confederate Naval Cutlass. 21-1/2” blade marked, “Cook & Co. / N.O.”. Sword consists of a riveted 1860 style U.S. cup with Roman numeral “XXVII” cut into bottom. Leather grip with twisted brass wire with two brass ferrules. A star appears on one brass ferrule. This or a very similar cutlass appears in William Albaugh’s wonderful reference, Confederate Edged Weapons, as orig. We do not guarantee this to be orig. CONDITION: Blade is brown/bright with areas of pitting, numerous nicks in blade. Wire is loose on grip. Bend in basket hilt. 4-58215 (300-500)

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OUTSTANDING HIGH-GRADE AMES PRESENTATION SWORD OF LOUISIANA GENERAL CHARLES LABUZAN. Sword is of the highest quality made by the preeminent American sword maker of its time, N. P. Ames, of Springfield, Massachusetts. Hilt and mounts are sterling or coin silver. American swords made of precious metal are rare and desirable and generally reserved for state and congressional presentations. Grip is ebony wood with inset silver and mother-of-pearl. The use of inset ebony is rare in Ames swords; one well-known example is the Kentucky Giant’s sword of James Porter pictured in Hamilton’s Ames book. The sword exhibits numerous unique features of the highest quality and design. This was a custom designed sword and there is nothing else like it ever made. This is indeed the only Ames sword known with a true colichemarde blade. Colichemarde blades originated in 18th century France, and were thought to be the best blades of their day. (See Peterson, American Swords). Cruciform guard is decorated with seashells terminating upward into a flaming bomb. The top of the guard is engraved “Orleans Grenadiers”. Presentation languet shield is surrounded by flags, weapons, and stars with a large spread wing eagle above the shield which reads “Presented to Captain C. A. Labuzan by the members of the Orleans Grenadiers, January 24, 1841”. The pommel is Knights head with highly detailed foliate decoration. Top of pommel is engraved “Capt. Labuzan”. Blade is colichemarde and finely engraved. Triangular colichemarde blades are rare in American swords and since they originated in France and New Orleans had so much French influence; the Orleans Grenadiers must have specifically asked for this French inspired blade. Blade is decorated with flaming bombs, patriotic shields, sprays of arms, and Indian with Tomahawk raised, eagle surmounted with stars and “liberty”, and an eagle holding a ribbon, which reads “Grenadiers d’Orleans”. Scabbard is form-fitted, brass-covered with leather, which is flaking and partially missing. This leather can be restored easily and aesthetically. The long silver drag is finely engraved with foliate decoration terminating in a “flaming bomb.” Throat is finely engraved with a frog button decorated with two flags and a liberty cap. Throat is also engraved “Capt. C. A. Labuzan, O.G.”. General Charles Labuzan’s obituary appears in the first column of the front page of the New Orleans Picayune on June 30, 1869: “Gen’l Labuzan reached quite a ripe age during the whole of his life . . . he served in the Mexican war . . . began prominently connected with the volunteer military companies of the city and was captain of that favorite one, the Continental Guards, and in the organization of state troops in 1861, became Brigadier General under Governor Moore.” On the front page of the New Orleans Picayune (Jan 26, 1841) the story of the presentation of the sword appears . . . “Urbain Plauche, a veteran of 14-15, one of the remaining heroes of our glorious eighth of January, and the oldest of the Grenadiers was selected to present the sword”. Labuzan in his acceptance speech “ . . . so long as I am associated with the Orleans Grenadiers in any capacity whatsoever, it shall be my highest pride, as well as my cherished delight, to make any improvement in their ranks, to enhance their reputation as men, and their glory as soldiers.” The paper further states “the sword is of exquisite workmanship, “very dear to fancy, very responsive to the hilt, of more delicate carriage and very liberal conceit” it was made in Springfield, Mass by N. P. Ames, and he is every way worthy to be looked upon with pride as a specimen of native manufacturer. The blade is “of the ice-brook’s temper”. The hilt is of inlaid ebony, held in chased and engraved ornamental work of solid silver . . . a more tasty and elegant affair would hardly be conceived. We venture to say no enemy of America will ever wish to die by more beautiful weapon, or by a braver hand than the one in which it has been placed.” CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with scattered black staining, however, etched panels are all distinct and discernable. About a two-inch piece of silver wire is missing from obverse sword handle. Silver mounts and hilt exhibit black oxidation in recessed areas. High areas appear polished. Brass scabbard body is missing about 50% of its orig white leather covering. 8-76159 JS12 (75,000-85,000)

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HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD TO UNION GENERAL CARL J. STOLBRAND. Though this sword is agent marked all Black & Co., NY, the design is right out of the 1864 Schuler, Hartley & Graham. This sword exhibits a 32½” gold Damascus blade with various patriotic motifs including an eagle with ribbon stating “E Pluribus Unum”, two different “US”s, stars and panoplies of arms. Brass scabbard has high relief mounts with various military decorations including an applied silver wreath with “US”. Ornate grip exhibits a full-standing Indian brave with tomahawk and quiver of arrows. Pommel exhibits a patriotic shield, but is probably missing a figural eagle that circled this shield. We know of no more than one or two other examples of this sword. Presentation between the top mount reads “Presented to Brig. General C. J. Stolbrand by his countrymen of Chicago, March 25, 1865”. From Ezra Warner’s Generals in Blue, “Charles John Stollbrand was born near Kristianstad, Sweden, on May 11, 1821. At the age of eighteen, he entered the Royal Vendes Artillery as a cadet, and during the Schleswig-Holstein campaign of 1848-50 took part with some members of his regiment in the successful defense of Denmark against the armed intervention of Prussia. At the termination of the war, Stolbrand immigrated to the United States and settled in Chicago where he became prominent in Swedish affairs. When the Cival War broke out, he organized an artillery company which could not be accepted since the quota was filled, but in the summer, he organized another (from nearby Sycamore and De Kalb), ‘Battery De Kalb,’ which was accepted with Stolbrand as its captain. He was promoted to major on December 3, 1861, and commenced a most distinguished career as an officer of artillery of the post of Jackson, Tennessee, in September 1862. He directed Logan’s division artillery during the Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, and was chief of artillery of the XV Corps at the beginning of the Atlanta campaign. While reconnoitering in the vicinity of Kingston, Georgia, on May 19, 1861, he was captured by a Confederate patrol, but escaped and rejoined his command in October. At this time, he was directing a full brigade of artillery, comprising ten batteries with almost a thousand men and forty-six guns. He continued on the ‘March to the Sea’ and in the campaign of the Carolinas, but at the end of January 1865, despondent because of his failure to obtain promotion, asked to be mustered out. W. T. Sherman, who did not wish to lose his services, asked him to carry some dispatches to Washington for delivery to President Lincoln on his way home. One of the dispatches was a recommendation for Stolbrand’s promotion, and Lincoln, upon reading it, made him a Brigadier General on the spot. During the last weeks of the war, he commanded a brigade composed of three Illinois infantry regiments in the XVII Corps. Stolbrand was mustered out in January 1866, and settled in Columbia, South Carolina, where he immediately engaged in politics. He was secretary of the carpetbagger-dominated constitutional convention of 1868, delegate to the Republican National Convention the same year, and presidential elector for U. S. Grant. He also served as superintendent of the state penitentiary. During the administration of Benjamin Harrison, General Stollbrand was superintendent of the new Federal courthouse and post office building in Charleston. He died there on February 3, 1891, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.” CONDITION: Blade on this sword retains almost all of its orig gilt. Blade overall is bright showing Damascene through areas of scattered lacquer. Scabbard and hilt retain about 20% of its orig gilt. Drag exhibits one small dent, is slightly bent, and is missing retaining screw. 4-30343 JS7 (30,000-40,000)

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AMES HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION MODEL 1850 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICERS SWORD. 32” etched blade with various military motifs. Blade and scabbard are both marked with full firm address. Grip is sharkskin with twisted wire. The scabbard has presentation between the top two mounts that reads “Presented to Major Benjamin E. Trafford, late Captain of Company E., 71st Regiment American Guard, by the Members of his recent command, New York, Oct. 24th, 1862”. Scabbard is of the highest quality with raised relief mounts and large etched panel on brass body. Colonel Trafford was born in New York City in 1836. At the age of eighteen he entered the 71st Regiment as Private, and was soon after promoted Corporal. On May 26, 1859, he was commissioned Captain of Company B; on November 18, 1862, he was elected Major; on January 28, 1863, he was elected Lieut.-Colonel; and on May 13, 1863, he was elected Colonel. He served with the regiment in the campaign of 1861, participating in the battle of Bull Run, where he behaved with great gallantry. He served also in the campaign of 1862. When the rebel invasion of Pennsylvania was made in 1863, Colonel Trafford was in command of the regiment. On the arrival of the regiment at Harrisburg, it was brigaded with the 8th N.Y. Regiment. General J. M. Varian was the Colonel command the 8th at the time, and being senior officer he was placed in command of the provisional brigade. The brigade was engaged in the defense of railroads and bridges. On the night of June 21, the two regiments were to take the cars at Chambersburg for Carlisle. It was divided into two wings with one company as skirmishers. Colonel Trafford remained with the skirmishers, that being the most dangerous position. When the troops took the cars, Colonel Trafford missed the left wing of his command, and although Colonel Varian assured him that, excepting the company of skirmishers, the 71st was aboard the cars, Colonel Trafford was not satisfied. The rain was falling heavily and the roads were very muddy; nevertheless Colonel Trafford rode off in the darkness in search of his missing soldiers. Eventually he found them, wet and fatigued after a march of twenty miles. He secured a train of cars and sent them on to join the remainder of his regiment. He returned with his command soon after to assist in quelling the New York draft riots. Colonel Trafford resigned his command of the 71st in 1866, and about this time published a monograph on military tactics, which had a wide circulation. This sword is accompanied by Colonel Trafford’s cased epaulets, regimental history of the 71st New York, sword belt lacking buckle (probably postwar), several war time muster rolls signed by Trafford, name plate from his saddle, Infantry Manual of Arms, Major and Lieut. Colonel shoulder straps, straight razor, swatch of his hair with old tag, several copies of his obituaries and many letters and photographs both war time and post war and a set of New York state seal buttons that were once on Colonel Trafford’s coat. CONDITION: Hinge on epaulet case is broken. Regimental history is shaken, missing spine and has numerous missing pages. Several muster rolls are broken at folds. Infantry manual is missing back cover and has tape repairs. Sword has gray/bright blade 100% of etching is visible though no orig frost is present. Scabbard and hilt have been cleaned such that only traces of orig gilt is present. Sword has been unhilted such that a new protective washer has been added. 4-30276 JS9 (10,000-15,000)

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A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS: INCREDIBLE SWORD, SASH AND DIARY OF A NEW YORK OFFICER K.I.A. AND THE WARTIME EFFECTS OF HIS BROTHER SERVING IN AN ADJUNCT REGIMENT. A wonderful and historic archive and artifact compilation related to the Baldwin family of New York. The sword, sash and diary related to Lt. Col. Lathrop Baldwin. 107th NY Vol. Inf. who was killed in action at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek and military effects belonging to his brother Maj. Elisha G. Baldwin, Co. C, 141st NY Vol. Inf.. The lot consists of Lt. Col. Lathrop Baldwin’s presentation grade sword being a non-regulation Staff and Field Officer’s sword sold by Schuyler, Hartley and Graham with a 33” lightly curved blade that has bold and deep decorative etching featuring “U.S.” a spread winged eagle, scrollwork and other military and patriotic designs. Each side of the ricasso is marked “Clauberg, Solingen” and “Schuler, Hartley and Graham, New York”. The half-basket hilt is of cast brass with openwork scrolls, an eagle in flight carrying a long banner on the counterguard and a “US” superimposed on the knucklebow. The grip is of wood, covered in sharkskin and wound with braided brass wire. The bird’s head pommel and backstrap are one pc. The scabbard is of German silver with two ring mounts and an iron drag. Accompanying the sword is Lathrop’s red silk officer’s sash. Finally, and one of the most historic and interesting items in the lot is Lt. Col. Lathrop Baldwin’s diary for 1863. This diary, dated 1863, is a small leather covered book with gilt fore edges and is inscribed in the front “Capt. L. Baldwin, Capt. 107th Regt./NYSV/Wolf’s Shoals Onogman Creek/Va. Dec. 29th 1862/in command of the Regt”. The diary is filled with entries for the entire year INCLUDING nice entries for the Battle of Gettysburg. There is very nice content throughout. The remainder of the objects are related to Lathrop’s brother Maj. Elisha G. Baldwin, Co. C, 141st NY Vol. Inf. These items include an incredible hand painted and pen and ink escutcheon made in the form of a tablet or monument with an arched top supported by two fancy pillars on each side surmounted by a magnificent spread winged eagle, crossed American flags with the inscription “Service Record of Elisha G. Baldwin with the 141 N.Y.V.”. This is surrounded by different corps badges, a fort with cannon, troops and an ironclad. At the bottom is a salt print of Baldwin standing with a ¾ view in full uniform. The entire center is filled in with Baldwin’s service record, including all of the campaigns and battles he participated in. This colorful and wonderful hand done escutcheon is signed by the artist at the bottom and reads “Designed executed and presented by Corp. Charles Van Wagner to his old comrade Capt. and Maj. Elisha G. Baldwin December 5th 1897”. The escutcheon measures approximately 21” X 28” and is mounted in its orig oak frame. Elisha Baldwin’s vellum NY commission is also included-signed by NY Gov. Horatio Seymour. The framed document measures approx. 11.5” X 14”. In addition Baldwin’s cane with a gold handle is inscribed “Major E.G. Baldwin Christmas 1893 from Alice and John”. The cane is nearly 30” in length. Finally, the family scrapbook is included which is filled with numerous newspaper clipping, poems, short stories, a few photographs and obituaries of Civil War veterans including Elisha Baldwin’s. Additionally there are a few letters, a wartime document and a printed silk reunion ribbon for the 141st NY Vol Inf dated September 9, 1903. This lot is accompanied by numerous photostatic copies of archive records for both Lathrop and Elisha Baldwin. Lathrop Baldwin’s service is well documented with the hard fought 107th Ny. This regiment left Camp Rathbun in Elmira on August 13, 1862 and arrived in Washington on the 15th, marched through the city and over the Long Bridge into northern VA where for several weeks it camped and trained among the forts that guarded Washington. On September 6, it began its long hard march north to the battlefield of Antietam. It saw its first action, as a member of the 12th Army Corps’ First “Red Star” Division, north of Sharpsburg, MD in this battle that would be known as the single bloodiest day of the war. This division was commanded by Gen. A. S. Williams. The 12th Army Corps, and later when it became the 20th, had the reputation of never having lost a color or a gun. Following a winter of picket duty, guarding against other Confederate incursions along the Potomac River, it participated in the battle of Chancellorsville. Not long after Chancellorsville, it marched up to PA where it met another invasion of the North by Gen. Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg. The 107th was not involved in the repulsing of “Pickett’s Charge”, but it did help fight off the Confederate charge against Culp’s Hill earlier that day. Following Gettysburg the regiment was reassigned and sent to TN to guard railroads during the winter of 1863-64. Early in 1864 they were brought together in the 20th Army Corps, a consolidation of the 11th and the 12th corps which took place on April 4, 1864, and with other army corps by Gen. William T. Sherman to form an army of a 100,000, which would become one of the most famous armies in the history of warfare. The 107th fought hard in the many skirmishes and battles on its way to Atlanta, losing a great many men in the battle of New Hope Church, also known as Dallas. They were among the first troops to enter Atlanta, and they were part of its provost guard while Sherman’s other corps sought to engage and defeat Hood’s army. Lt. Col. Lathrop Baldwin was lost as a result of his wounds at Peach Tree Creek. Elisha Baldwin’s regiment, the 141st NY Vol Inf was equally engaged. The regiment left the NY on Sept. 15, 1862; it served at Laurel Hill, Middle Dept, 8th Corps, from Sept. 16, 1862; in the defenses of Washington, in Casey’s Div, from Oct. 1862; in 2nd Brig, Abercrombie’s Div, from Dec., 1862; in the same, 22nd Corps, from Feb., 1863; in 3rd , Potter’s Brig, Gurney’s Div, Dept of VA, at Suffolk, Va., from April, 1863; in 2nd Brig, Gordon’s Div, 7th Corps, from May 1863; in 2nd Brig, 2nd Div, 4th Corps, from June 1863; in 2nd Brig, 3rd Div, 9th Corps, from July 1863; in 1st Brig, 1st Div, 20th Corps, from April 1864, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 8, 1865, near Washington, D. C. A marvelous and historic archive of objects and ephemera related to two brothers. CONDITION: Sword has seen hard use. Scabbard being quite dented. Diary is excellent. Sash is fragile. Scrapbook, escutcheon and commission are all in very good condition and the walking cane is good. Inscription being worn and somewhat hard to read. 4-30060 CW12 (7,500-9,500)

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U.S. OFFICER’S DRESS SWORD WITH SCABBARD BY AMES MFG. CO. Inscribed on hilt, “GEN’L H. W. SLOCUM XX CORPS”. Blade etched with scroll motifs and decorative embellishments at the ricasso, together with American eagle. Reverse of blade decorated with stand of arms, cast relief brass hilt, knuckle bow and cross guard. Including spread wing eagle in a stand of flags. Handle with braided brass wire and shark skin. The steel scabbard with much orig bluing. This sword was originally Lot 355A in a Greg Martin auction in June 2003. Provenance noted as a “private collection” and sold with a number of other General Slocum artifacts from a different source. The others came directly from the great-grandson of General Slocum. 4-30002 JJ1 (4,000-8,000)

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EXTREMELY NICE INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD PRESENTED TO A MASSACHUSETTS OFFICER ACCOMPANIED BY BELT, CAP BOX RIBBON AND BUTTONS. The sword is a regulation U.S. Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer’s sword with a wonderful appearance, great condition and a terrific presentation. The 31” single edged straight blade is etched “W.H. Horstmann & Sons/Philadelphia” on the ricasso. Approx. 60% of the blade’s surface is etched with patriotic decoration including a spread winged American eagle and “US.” The hilt is extremely well made according to regulation. The grip is covered in sharkskin and triple wire wrapped. The scabbard is of blued steel with brass furniture. The top mount is inscribed Presented to Capt. Elisha Smart of the JOHNSON GREYS, 10th Reg’t Mass Vol. Accompanying Capt. Smart’s sword is an enlisted man’s bridle leather belt with oval, die stamped brass and lead filled “U.S.” belt plate, regulation percussion cap box with ordnance inspector’s mark, 6 MA Vol. Militia 3-pc brass coat buttons with Scovill backmark and a large veteran ribbon for the 10th MA Vol. Inf. dated June 21, 1911 which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Regiment’s muster into Federal service. This is one of the finest reunion ribbons I’ve ever encountered with a list of battles on the reverse, terrific silver embossing, wonderful fringe and a nice pendant with a photograph of the veteran commander. Capt. Smart is listed as the commander of Co. B, 10th MA Vol. Inf. that was recruited from Adams County. The regiment, one of the first to respond to Lincoln’s call for volunteers in 1861 was reviewed by the Governor on the 10th of July 1861, received state and national colors on the 16th, presented by the ladies of Springfield, and on the 16th went to Medford, where it encamped for a few days. It started for Washington on the 25th, reached that city three days later, and was incorporated in the Army of the Potomac. It remained in camp at Brightwood, a few miles north of Washington, during the long months that preceded the Peninsula campaign of General McClellan. During the spring of 1862, the regiment was engaged in building fortifications and routine camp duties. Its first serious engagement occurred at the battle of Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862, where the regiment lost 27 officers and men killed, and 95 wounded, six of the latter fatally. Fighting most gallantly during the afternoon, the regiment won high praise for its heroic conduct, which was further demonstrated at the battle of Malvern Hill, on the 1st of July, 1862 when out of 400 men taken into action, the regiment lost 10 and over 70 were wounded. The regiment participated in the major campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, which followed, until the expiration of its term of service, rendering especially valuable service at the battle of Salem Church, May 3, 1863. Other engagements included Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness, Mine Run, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. It was relieved from duty in front of Petersburg June 19, 1864 and the reenlisted men were transferred to the 37th MA Inf. Many of the orig members of the regiment whose enlistments expired returned to Springfield, which they reached on the 25th, and were mustered out of service a few days later. CONDITION: Very good. Blade has nice etching that is very visible, but has been cleaned and now has a light gray appearance with some surface pitting. Hilt retains traces of its gold wash. Grip shows light wear but is tight and well preserved. Scabbard has a wonderful dark patina with no major dents a few scratches and dings here and there. Drag is well worn. A really good example of a sword that was carried a great deal-yet retains its condition. Belt and cap box are in good condition with some surface flaking and the reunion ribbon is superb! 4-30509 CW1 (4,500-6,500)

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REGULATION CIVIL WAR U. S. MODEL 1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD WITH GOLD WASHED BLADE. A beautiful unmarked sword of European (Solingen Germany) manufacture with a lovely profile and blade. The blade is lightly curved measuring 32” long with a single edge and primary and secondary fullers. At the ricasso and in the center of the blade on both sides are lovely etched panels incorporating a spread winged eagle and “U.S.”. These etched panels are superbly done and are gold washed providing a very attractive luster. The hilt conforms to regulation for this sword, being of cast brass and gold washed. The grip is of wood, covered in black leather and wound with braided brass wire. The scabbard is of steel with fancy brass furniture. CONDITION: Very good. Blade is excellent with bright frosty etching and gilt. Two dark spots near the tip. Reproduction steel scabbard has much surface rust. 4-30886 (2,750-3,750)

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PRESENTATION FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD INSCRIBED TO LT. COLONEL JOHN N. PURVIANCE, 13TH REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS. This inscribed sword belonged to an officer of the 13th PA, a 3-month unit raised from Western PA and organized at Camp Curtin, in Harrisburg. This sword is a regulation style U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword of European manufacture. It conforms to the standard profile except that its lightly curved blade has an unstopped fuller and secondary fuller much like those produced in France. The entire sword is in “attic” black condition. The scabbard is of steel with brass mounts. The top mount is inscribed “John N. Purviance/Lieut. Col. 13th Reg’t Pa Vol.”. The 13th PA was mustered into the service of the United States on the 25th of April 1861, one of the first to respond to Lincoln’s call for volunteers. On the 4th of June, the regiment moved to Chambersburg, and on the 11th to Camp Brady, south of the town, reporting to Col. Dixon S. Miles, commanding the 4th Brig, 1st Div of Patterson’s Corps. On the 14th, the column began to move, the 13th reaching Greencastle the same night and on the following day it was continued to Camp Reily, near Williamsport. On Sun. the 16th of June, the 13th were the first volunteers from the North to reach VA on this line. Returning to the MD line, they were ordered to Washington. On the return march, the 13th was again assigned the post of honor – that of rear guard to the column. Returning to the neighborhood of Williamsport, it encamped in a position to command the principal ford. When Patterson’s army again advanced on the 2ndn of July, the 13th and the 8th PA regiments were detailed to garrison Williamsport, and to protect communications with the base of supply. Procuring the use of the “Williamsport Ledger” office, they commenced the publication of the “Pennsylvania 13th ” devoted to the patriotic sentiment of the camp, and to the more elevated tone of wit and humor prevalent in the ranks. The first number was issued on the 4th of July, 1861, and was continued, at intervals, until after the battle of Antietam, in Sept, 1862, a portable printing-press and materials having been purchased, and moved with the regiment. Early on the morning of July 4th, the regiment was ordered to escort the RI battery, belonging to Col Burnside’s command, to Martinsburg. Engaged in picket and fatigue duty, until the 16th, it moved to Bunker Hill, and occupied the camps just vacated by the rebels, taking possession of their forage and their camp fires, still alive. On the 17th, a forced march was made to Charlestown (W) VA. Nearly the whole distance, over dusty roads, was performed at a “double quick”. At a cross roads, called Smithfield, a halt was made, by order of Gen Patterson, a line of battle formed, the artillery placed in battery, and every thing put in readiness for action. This maneuver was executed with the design of protecting the column against a sudden dash of the enemy’s cavalry, which hung upon the flank and rear of the army in considerable force. The regiment remained in camp at Charlestown until the 21st when it was ordered to Harper’s Ferry. On the evening of the 22nd, it again struck tents, and marched to Hagerstown, whence, on the 25th, it moved by the Cumberland Valley railroad to Harrisburg. Having neared the end of their enlistment, the 13th removed to Harrisburg where they were mustered out of service. Many of these men reorganized into another regiment which eventually became the 102nd PA. CONDITION: Good. Sword has seen hard use and is in an uncleaned and heavily patinated state. All metal surfaces are quite dark with some surface rust. Scabbard has numerous dents. Grip and hilt are good. 4-30362 CW13 (3,500-4,500)

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CIVIL WAR U.S. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. A basic example of this common Civil War sword. This example was manufactured by C. Roby who also had contracts with the Federal Government for cavalry sabers and other equipage. The lightly curved blade measures 31.5” long and is profusely etched over 60% of the blade’s surface. The etching includes patriotic motifs, scrollwork, an spread winged eagle and “US.”. The etching is deep and typical of this manufacturer. Near the ricasso is the manufacturer’s name: “C. Roby/Chelmsford, Mass.”. The hilt conforms to the regulation, being half-basket style with scrollwork counterguard and decorative pommel cap. The grip is of wood, covered in sharkskin and wrapped with twisted brass wire. The scabbard is of black bridle leather sewn on the back with brass furniture. CONDITION: Fair. Blade is cleaned but shows light pitting overall even though the deep etching remains visible. Scabbard is stiff showing some light flexing. Brass drag is missing. 4-30884 (1,000-1,500)

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STARR CAVALRY SABER PATTERN 1798. 34” single fuller blade. Stamped in the ricasso “US”/1799. On opposite side of ricasso is stamped “N. Starr & Co.” CONDITION: Blade is brown/black with pitting, several nicks in blade. Grip retains about 50% orig leather which is dry and flaking, no wire. Overall appears to be an honest attic or barn find. 4-30120 JS37 (2,500-3,500)

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WILLIAM ROSE U.S. CAVALRY SABER PATTERN 1807. 34-1/2” single fuller blade marked W. Rose & Sons on spine of blade. William Rose of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had a contract for 2,000 of these swords and this was one of the few regulation American patterns used during the War of 1812. CONDITION: Blade is gray/black with scattered areas of pitting. Several nicks in blade. Grip leather is 90% intact though dry and flaking. Traces of the orig wire. 4-30122 JS39 (2,000-3,000)

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA AMERICAN SILVER HILTED SMALL SWORD BY DAVID HALL OF PHILADELPHIA. Very rare American made and touch marked small sword by David Hall who worked in Philadelphia from 1756-1779. His mark occurs in the pommel cap and in the bottom of the cross guard. This is a typical style small sword of the mid 18th century consisting of large bulbous pommel, simple unembellished knuckle bow and quillion. Clamshell guard has simple foliate decoration. Blade has 3 unusual cut-through designs and central fuller which is unusual for an American sword. CONDITION: Pommel has several dents. Cartouche is visible in pommel, but only barely discernable. Cartouche on bottom of guard is much easier to read. Overall silver hilt is very good and complete with no discernable repair. A few minor cracks occur in clamshell guard. The blade is gray/black with scattered areas of pitting. 4-30888 JS30 (6,000-8,000)

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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SILVER MOUNTED HUNTING SWORD. Typical European Revolutionary War era hunting sword similar to the one George Washington had. Green dyed handle with silver mounted hilt. This sword has a cartouche with a star over “NY” on on quillon which is totally unknown to us. CONDITION: 24-1/2” blade is cleaned showing much pitting. Silver is cleaned and in good condition. Pommel cap is loose and blade appears to be repeened. 4-30887 JS42 (2,000-3,000)

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WIDMANN EAGLE HEAD OFFICER’S SWORD. Though unmarked this is a classic example of a Philadelphia made Widmann eagle head with 31-1/2” blue & gold decorated blade with military motifs including flags, cannon and panoply of arms. This hilt is solid cast with floral decorations terminated in an eagle’s head pommel. Brass scabbard decorated in classic Widmann-style with grape leaf decorated ring mounts. Engraved on scabbard is a foliate U.S. and an American eagle and also a large panel with a cannon over a flag. CONDITION: Gold decoration on blade is 70% intact. blued background on blade is visible only in traces. Cutting edge has numerous nicks. Blade is slightly loose from hilt. Scabbard fits poorly. Hilt retains no plating but retains patina in protected areas. Scabbard retains 20% orig silver plating. Scabbard has several bends and scuffs. 4-30064 JS33 (3,000-4,000)

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LOT OF FOUR DIFFERENT STARR SABERS. This lot consists of model 1818 NCO Saber marked “NSTARR/US/P/ET”. Blade has been cleaned. Markings are still bright. Leather grip is mostly intact but dry & flaking. Scabbard retains traces of orig paint and frog button. Scattered rust on cleaned guard. Second sword in this group is fullered cavalry dated 1821 marked “US/P/ET/NSTARR” on blade which is dark with scattered areas of gray overall. Scabbard is dented and pitted. Hilt is pitted. Leather grip is missing. Wood grip has pleasant aged patina. The third and fourth swords in this group are flat bladed swords one is marked P over OA/NSTARR/US. Leather grip is about 50% intact though dry and flaking. The last of these flat blade swords is marked P/HHP/NSTARR. Blade is nice and untouched with some orig shine to blade and tool marks. Scabbard and leather grip have some orig black finish. This is a nice group of four Starr sabers. 4-30127, 4-30136, 4-30150, 4-30156 JS49 (2,000-4,000)

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STARR MODEL 1818 CAVALRY SABER. 33-3/4” blade is in fine condition with “P/HHP/NSTARR” markings on ricasso. Blade shows some of its orig shine and finishing marks. Scabbard has some orig japanning present along with a few dents. Grip lacks all leather and wood base has a couple long longitudinal cracks. 4-30175 JS45 (750-1,000)

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STARR CAVALRY SABER CIRCA 1812-1813. 34” un-fullered blade that is unmarked. This we believe is a scarce variation that left the factory privately not under government contract. CONDITION: Blade is gray/black with scattered areas of pitting and numerous small nicks on cutting edge. Leather grip is almost complete with no wire. 4-30121 JS40 (500-1,000)

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WILLIAM ROSE U.S. CAVALRY SABER PATTERN 1807. This is a scarcely found stirrup hilted cavalry saber. This specimen is marked W. Rose and Sons on spine of blade. CONDITION: Blade is gray/brown pitted overall as is hilt, over 50% of orig leather remains, dry and flaking with no wire wrap. The marking on spine is partially obscured by pitting. 4-30123 JS38 (1,500-2,500)

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LOT OF THREE STARR CAVALRY SABERS. First sword is 1821 dated 1818 model. Marked on ricasso is” US/p/et/nstarr”. Markings on blade are weak but discernable. Blade is gray/brown, pitted overall. Scabbard is opening at seam and has a 3” jagged area in center where opened. Leather grip is possibly replaced but intact. The second sword is model 1818 flat blade cavalry marked “p/hhp/nstarr”. Leather grip is 80% intact but dry and flaking. Hilt and scabbard are both pitted. Blade is gray and brown with old sharpening and scattered pitting. The third sword in the lot is an 1818 cavalry marked “US” over “P/LS/NSTARR”. Blade is gray with areas of shine. Grip retains remnants of its orig leather. Scabbard has two large dents and retains half or more of its orig paint. 4-30139, 4-30140, 4-30151 JS52 (2,000-3,000)

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LOT OF 4 STARR CAVALRY SABERS. Two cavalry sabers with fullered blades. Two cavalry sabers with unfullered flat blades. Two fullered blades marked “N.STARR/LS/P/US”. Two unfullered blades. One is marked “P/HHP/N.STARR.” The other is marked “P/US/LS/N.STARR”. This blade is shortened to 31-1/4” and is in a European scabbard. The other 3 swords have orig scabbards. 4-30125, 4-30142, 4-30147, 4-30153 JS44 (2,000-3,000)

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LOT OF THREE STARR CAVALRY SABERS. These 3 sabers are all in fairly matching condition with good blades and good markings. All scabbards orig to the swords. All swords have orig leather grips though flaking surfaces on each. The first sword is fullered with markings “US/P/LS/NSTARR”. The second sword has flat blade with marking “P” over “HHP” over “NSTARR”. This blade has a good deal of its orig shine under areas of scattered rust and old sharpening. The third sword in this group has an unfullered flat blade with markings “P/OA/NSTARR/US”. If you wanted to pick up three distinct Starr cavalry sabers in better than average condition this would be a good lot. 4-30137, 4-30141, 4-30148 JS46 (2,000-3,000)

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GROUP OF FOUR STARR CAVALRY SABERS. This lot consists of 2 barn relic model 1818 cavalries both with weak markings and partial wood grips. Also in this lot is a model 1818 NCO sword well-marked “N.Starr” over “U.S./P”. This NCO has a gray blade with scattered areas of pitting. Grip leather is 70% intact with wear at the high areas. The final sword in the lot is a model 1818 cavalry. Sword appears to have been taken apart to attach new protective washed. Blade is gray, well-marked “P/HHP/N. Starr”. 4-30138, 4-30144, 4-30146, 4-30174 JS43 (2,000-3,000)

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GROUP OF FOUR N.STARR SWORDS. The first sword in the lot lacks scabbard. It is 1818 NCO marked “NSTARR/LS/P/US”. Blade is gray/black with some areas of pitting. The hilt and backstrap are pitted and painted black. Leather grip is 80% intact but dry and flaking. The second sword in this group is a flat unfullered blade variety of 1818 cavalry “P/hhp/nstarr”. Blade has areas of orig shine under light rust and pitting. Scabbard and hilt are pitted. Grip retains 80% of its orig leather but dry & flaking. The last two swords in this group are both the fullered cavalry 1818 variety marked “us/p/ls/nstarr”. Both blades are gray with some areas of shine. One grip is 50% intact. The other is 70% intact. Both are dry and flaking. 4-30132, 4-30134, 4-30135, 4-30149 JS51 (2,000-4,000)

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LOT OF THREE DIFFERENT N.STARR SABERS. This group consists of model 1818 NCO sword. Stamped on ricasso is “NSTARR/US/P/LS” Blade is brown with areas of pitting. Scabbard and hilt are good. Scabbard retains orig frog button. Leather grip mostly intact but dry and flaking. Second sword has fullered blade marked “US/P/LS/NSTARR”. Blade is gray with scattered areas of pitting and old sharpening, numerous nicks in blade. Scabbard is dented and pitted. Last sword has flat unfullered blade and is marked “P” over “HHP” over “N.STARR”. Scabbard throat is missing one retaining pin, has several dents. Retains traces of orig paint. Leather grip is mostly intact with remnants of old green and gold paint. This is a good lot of three distinct Starr patterns in orig condition. 4-30126, 4-30129, 4-30155 JS48 (2,000-3,000)

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LOT OF THREE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY SWORDS. First sword being 1830 flat bladed cavalry saber marked p/ls/nstarr/us. Blade is gray/brown and pitted. Hilt and backstrap are pitted. No grip wrap showing bare wood with scuffs and crack. Accompanying scabbard is European and not orig to this sword. The second sword is 19yh century European stirrup hilt similar to the 1813 Starr cavalry but blade tang is peened over pommel unlike Starr’s use of a spanner screw on pommel. This sword has brown leather grip intact in correct scabbard. The third sword in this lot is a reproduction model 1813 Starr cavalry saber with spurious markings “P/HHP/NSTARR” with scabbard. 4-30124, 4-30145, 4-30154 JS53 (500-1,000)

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LOT OF THREE STARR SWORDS. First sword in this lot is a model 1818 NCO sword marked “NSTARR/US/LS/V”. Scabbard has several dents and lacks frog button. Quillion is bent slightly. Grip retains most of its orig leather with some black finish remaining. Blade is gray with scattered pitting. Second sword is flat and unfullered blade marked P/HHP/NSTARR. 1” of tip is broken off otherwise blade is above average with some orig shine. Scabbard has some black paint and the grip retains 80% of leather with some dry flaking. The last sword in this group is a fullered blade cavalry marked, “US/P/LS/NSTARR.” Blade is gray. Several small chips in blade. Scabbard is dented but retains some orig black paint. This is a nice group of three distinct patterns of Nathan Starr Swords. 4-30128, 4-30130, 4-30157 JS50 (2,000-3,000)

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LOT OF FOUR MODEL 1818 STARR CAVALRY SABERS. All four swords in this lot are in similar condition. All are marked “JS/P/LS/NSTARR”. The LS inspector on these swords stands for “Luther Sage” a longtime inspector at N.Starr. . One of the swords is marked “1821” on the knuckle bow. All swords retain most of leather grip wraps thought they are dry and flaking. Three of the scabbards retain some of the orig black paint. 4-30131, 4-30133, 4-30143, 4-30152 JS47 (2,000-4,000)

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LARGE TIN ADVERTISING SWORD. The 56” scabbard is painted “AGENT FOR AMES N.P. Co. MASS” on each side. Flat iron blade is 1-1/8” wide and 5/16” thick. Tin hilt is bent in the shape of a proportional guard and soldered above the blade. There are hangers for the iron chain. CONDITION: Blade is unfinished. Scabbard and hilt show dents and unsoldered joints. Age is unknown. 4-30701 (1,500-2,500)

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ASSEMBLED SHARPS CIVIL WAR RIFLE ASSOCIATED WITH GENERAL JOE HOOKER. Cal. 52. SN 57740. 30” rnd bbl. Forearm has not been removed to check the SN but top is marked “NEW MODEL 1863” which is 30,000 numbers beyond SN on frame. There are no inspector marks on left side of buttstock but it does have replacement stock inspector mark on top of comb at buttplate. Forearm has replacement inspector marks on bottom in front of lever. Bbl markings are correct for either model and Lawrence rear sight is also proper. Accompanied by a letter from consignor stating that this rifle was given to him by his grandmother who was first cousins with Jessie Hooker, the grand daughter of Mayor Genernal Joe Hooker. Consignor states that as a child he played with the swords & uniform of General Hooker in the attic of the Hooker family home in Cambridge, MA before they were bequeathed to the Peabody Museum at Harvard. He states that Jessie Hooker gave the rifle to his mother for him in 1960. He further states that he was told that General Hooker had requested the Ordnance Department make the rifle for him, which they apparently did at the end of the Civil War. This would explain the mismatched parts as they would have used left over parts. CONDITION: Near new as assembled with some scratches on bbl from removing bbl bands. 4-30334 (5,000-8,000)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 BERDAN RIFLE. Cal 52. SN 55008. 30” rnd bbl. This rifle is at the end of the Berdan SN range. It does have the double set triggers generally associated with Berdan rifles. There is a faint cartouche on left side of stock. There is a tiny inspector mark, “W.O.”, on left flat of bbl. CONDITION: Smith gray patina with light pitting over. Stock has been cleaned and waxed. Bore is bright but lightly pitted. Action is fine. 4-30736 FS139 (8,000-12,000)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1859 RIFLE. Cal. 52. SN 40150. 30” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard markings on action and bbl. There is a sgl “TWR” (?) inspector mark on left side of stock. This is a little early to be considered a Berdan rifle. CONDITION: Fine, with 80% thinning dull blue on bbl and 70% casehardening on balance of pieces, mostly gone on bottom of lever. Wood shows few handling marks. Action is fine. Bore is lightly pitted. 4-30832 FS51 (6,000-10,000)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 RIFLE. Cal. 52. SN: C,39182. 30” rnd bbl. Standard markings on action and bbl. Faint cartouches on stock with “M.N.M” inspector mark on left side of bbl and various other letters on different parts. CONDITION: Good, with 30% very thin blue on bbl, 40% casehardening on action, with some touchup blue on receiver, which is cracked across top. Lockplate has about one-half of the casehardening colors remaining with some heat enhancement on patchbox. Wood has been varnished and shows only minor wear. Bore is poor. Action is fine. 4-30078 (5,000-7,000)

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SHARPS SPRINGFIELD CONVERSION RIFLE WITH BAYONET. Cal. 50/70. SN C,35414. 35” rnd bbl. Ramrod is missing. These actions were converted from Civil War carbines at the Sharps factory and then returned to Springfield Armory where they were stocked and barreled for trials on the Western frontier in the early 1870s. 1,000 of them were made. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall, with traces of casehardening color on action. Light handling marks on wood. Bore is fine. Action is tight. Bayonet is in same condition. 4-59214 (3,000-4,000)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 RIFLE. Cal. 52. SN C,35523. 30” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard markings on bbl, receiver and lockplate. “AWM” and “JWR” cartouches on left side of stock, “M.N.M”. inspector initials on left side of bbl with “M”, “H”, and “W” elsewhere. CONDITION: Good with 30% blue turning brown on bbl with many dents at muzzle, which is heavily worn from a bayonet. Front sight blade has been replaced. Balance of parts have a gray patina with scattered spots of light surface rust. Upper tang is broken at front screw. Bore is bright with light pitting. Wood has been cleaned with light dents and scratches remaining. 4-30508 FS46 (4,000-6,000)

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BURNSIDE MODEL 1864 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 6784 21” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Blue and casehardened finish. Standard markings on bbl, receiver and lockplate. Last variation with screw in right side of action to guide the breechblock. CONDITION: Very fine, with 80% thinning blue on bbl, bright blue on breechblock lever and upper tang, brilliant casehardening on left side of receiver, fading on lock and buttplate. Butt has been cleaned and re-oiled with some bruises and scratches remaining. Bore is bright. Action is fine. 4-30325 FS40 (4,000-5,000)

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FINE ASSEMBLED SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. SN C,20222. 22” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. SN is taken from the bbl. The one on the receiver has been mostly removed, with only “324” remaining. Bbl has 6-groove rifling, but breechblock is of the cam type. Stock has an “ET” cartouche above sling ring bar and “DFC” cartouche in center of stock. There is also an “E.A.W” inspector stamp on left side of bbl. Address on bbl and patent information on lockplate are readable; patent information on receiver is not. Buttplate is cut for a patchbox, but there is none on the stock. CONDITION: Fine, as assembled with 40% dull blue mixed with light surface rust on the bbl, 80% bright casehardening colors on the action and lockplate, 90% on the breechblock and strong traces on the lever and trigger plate. Mechanically fine. The bore is bright. 4-30333 (3,500-6,000)

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SHARPS MODEL 1852 SLANT BREECH SPORTING CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 6580. Standard carbine with 21-3/4” rnd bbl with brass blade, dovetail front sight and a Lawrence Patent Sharps ladder rear sight. It has standard Sharps markings over the breech and on tang and lockplate. It has a sgl iron band around forearm and the lever pin is retained with a spring. Top tang has a threaded recess for the folding tang sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut with carbine buttplate and 2-pc patchbox. This is one of about 4,997 of these carbines manufactured 1853-1855. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of a fine restored finish to both metal & wood. Case colors are bright and the blue is slightly mottled on the bbl. Forearm has a crack at receiver, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches. Lever pin has the tip broken but is still in place, therefore the breechblock could not be removed without a replacement pin, otherwise mechanics are fine with a very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-30329 JR222 (3,500-4,500)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1865 CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN C,47238 22” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard markings on bbl, receiver and lockplate. “R.S.L” is stamped on the left side of the ring at the rear of the bbl. There are no inspector marks on other parts. The buttplate is not notched for a patchbox. CONDITION: 70% blue on the bbl, strong casehardening pattern on the action but color is mostly faded out. Lever, trigger plate, and buttplate are mostly silver. Stock has minor dents and scratches. Forearm has chips at rear. Lever spring is a replacement. Action is good. 4-30330 FS32 (4,000-6,000)

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FINE MERRILL BREECHLOADING RIFLE. Cal. 54. SN. 14156 33” rnd bbl. Marked “J.P.H. MERRILL, BALTO. / PAT. JULY. 1858. / APL 9. MAY 21-28-61” on lockplate in front of hammer. Dated “1863” at rear of lockplate. First two lines are repeated on top of breechblock. There is a “ZB” cartouche on left flat of stock. Screwdriver, nipple wrench, ramrod head, and spare nipple are in patchbox. CONDITION: Retains about 75% of brown on bbl. Casehardening is bright on receiver but fading slightly on lock, operating lever and breechblock. Brass has a mellow patina. Stock has minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. 4-30834 FS26 (5,000-7,000)

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SHARPS MODEL 1852 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 54. SN 2927. 21-½” rnd bbl. Standard Sharps markings on lockplate and upper tang. “ROBBINS & / LAWRENCE” on top of the bbl. Brass buttplate, patchbox, and bbl band. Sling bar on the left side. CONDITION: Gray patina overall with vice marks, scratches, and light pitting. Wood has been repaired and revarnished. Action is fine. 4-58020 (2,000-3,000)

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MAYNARD SECOND MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 15479. 20” part oct bbl. Walnut stock. Standard 3-line Mass. Arms Co. address is on right side of receiver and 4-line Maynard patent marking on left. “AJN” and “JM” cartouches on left side of stock. CONDITION: Very fine, with 95% blue on bbl, 80% casehardening on action, with moderate pitting at front of sling ring bar. Buttplate has a gray-brown patina. Stock has light handling marks and sharp inspector marks. Bore is bright, mechanically tight. 4-30324 FS38 (2,000-3,000)

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FINE SPRINGFIELD CONVERSION SPENCER MODEL 1865 RIFLE. Cal. 50. SN 25159. 32-5/8” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard 5-line Burnside markings on top of receiver. Matching SN on left side of bbl. These rifles were converted at Springfield Armory with actions furnished by Burnside Rifle Company and all other parts by Springfield. CONDITION: Excellent, with bright casehardening colors on action and lever, slightly faded on buttplate and bbl bands. Stock has sharp “ESA” cartouche to rear of sling ring bar. Bore has been polished nearly smooth. Action is fine. Wood has minor handling marks. 4-30335 FS35 (5,000-6,000)

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SPENCER CIVIL WAR REPEATING SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 59286. Standard carbine with 22” rnd bbl, without markings, having worn standard markings on receiver with a Stabler cut-off in front of trigger. Stock is a standard arsenal replacement with oval “ESA” cartouche back of sling bar. This carbine is one of 11,000 altered at the Springfield Armory circa 1867-1874. It has 3-groove rifling with square base front sight and standard Spencer 900 yard ladder rear sight with a bar & ring in left side of wrist. CONDITION: Arsenal refinished with bbl retaining 60-70% dull blue turning plum with some light, fine surface rust. Receiver retains 75-80% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Forearm has a crack from band to receiver, otherwise wood is sound with arsenal replacement stock having a few nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine oil finish with crisp cartouche. Buttplate retains traces of case colors. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-30321 JR73 (3,000-5,000)

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Revised: 2/16/2007

SPENCER MODEL 1860 RIFLE. Cal. 56/56. SN 2987. 30” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard “SPENCER REPEATING- / RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS. / PAT’D. MARCH 6.1860.” on top of receiver. Markings at rear of bbl are obscured. CONDITION: Retains about 60% of the finish on bbl, 80% on sight. Casehardening colors have faded on receiver and turned dark on lock. Mechanically good. Bore has light pitting. Stock has a hairline crack at butt and has been repaired on the lower surface, coloring on buttplate is good. 4-30833 FS34 (4,000-6,000)

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MAYNARD SECOND MODEL CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 17570. 20” part oct bbl. Walnut stock. Standard 3-line Mass. Arms Co. address on right side of receiver, 4-line Maynard patent marking on left. “GWS” cartouche on left side of stock. CONDITION: Very fine, with 85% blue on bbl, 75% casehardening on action, mixed with light surface rust and pitting. at front of sling ring bar. Buttplate has gray-brown patina. Minor dents and cracks on wood but still sharp inspector marks. Bore is bright, mechanically tight. 4-30323 FS39 (2,000-3,000)

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FINE SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 3179. 21-3/4” part oct bbl. Walnut stock. This is an early carbine manufactured by the American Machine Works. Left side of receiver is marked with their 3-line address, 3-line Poultney & Trimble mark, and 2-line Smith patent mark. No inspector cartouche is visible, although the letters “C.P” are stamped on wood near receiver. CONDITION: 75% blue on bbl, bbl latch and parts of receiver, all mixed with light-to-moderate pitting. Casehardening on remainder of action, hammer and bbl band has turned to silver. Stock has normal handling marks. Bore is lightly pitted. Mechanically good. 4-30327 FS36 (1,500-2,500)

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SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 20633. Usual configuration with 21-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, dovetail front sight with German silver blade and carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with slab sawed American walnut, uncheckered, with rnd forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate and has the outline of a cartouche on left wrist. Receiver has Poultney & Trimble & Mass Arms markings. Civil War issues was mostly to Cavalry Regiments, including the 3rd West Virginia, 7th & 11th Illinois, 1st Connecticut, 17th Pennsylvania, 6th & 9th Ohio, and 1st Massachusetts. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 88-90% slightly thinned orig blue. Receiver retains traces of case colors in sheltered areas, being mostly faded to silver, with some surface spotting. Wood is sound with minor nicks and scratches and retains generous amounts of orig finish, thin on forearm. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore with a spot or two of pitting. 4-30403 JR22 (2,000-3,000)

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CIVIL WAR SPENCER RIFLE. Cal. 52 (56-56). SN 10785. Standard 3-band military rifle with 30” rnd bbl, silver blade front sight & 800 yard ladder rear sight. Receiver has standard markings. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock with carbine/musket buttplate. It has sling swivels on bottom of stock & middle band. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a gray/brown patina overall with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Stock has a few chips around lockplate & receiver with usual handling & use marks with some rust damage around buttplate and retains most of an old restored finish. Forearm appears to be an orig equipment later replacement with a small “M” inspector mark on bottom and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with heavy pitting. 4-30507 JR55 (3,000-4,500)

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GALLAGER CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal 52. SN 15902. 22” rnd bbl. Marked, “GALLAGER’S PATENT / JULY 15TH 1860 / MANUFAC’D BY / RICHARDSON & OVERMAN / PHILADA”. Lever screw and one tang screw are replaced. CONDITION: Gray patina mixed with light pitting overall. Wood has numerous dents and scuffs. Bore is lightly pitted. Mechanically fine. 4-31022 FS157 (1,250-1,750)

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SPENCER CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 56/50. SN 22072. 22” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard 3-line Model 1860 markings on top of receiver. Action has been converted with Stabler cutoff inside triggerguard. Top of receiver was ground to remove sharp edges of the Model 1860 and receiver refinished at that time. Front sight blade is replaced. CONDITION: Very good, with 40% blue on bbl, mixed with light surface rust and pitting. Most of the casehardening pattern remains on receiver and lock, but most of the color has faded. Lever has been cleaned to bright with some pitting remaining. Wood has been refinished. 4-30328 (2,000-3,000)

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Revised: 2/20/2007

HISTORIC SPENCER ARMY RIFLE. Cal. 56/52. SN 2349. 30” rnd bbl. Complete with correct socket bayonet and a large volume of documents relating to the soldier who used the rifle. Sgt. James A. Starkey enlisted in the 8th Independent Company of the Ohio Volunteer Sharp Shooters when it was formed in 1863. This unit was formed to oppose the John Hunt Morgan raid through Indiana and Ohio and was the subject of several books, one of which, Capturing a Locomotive, is included. This was Starkey’s personal copy and is signed with his name on the cover. Other items include a daguerotype of him in civilian clothes in a partial case. Other documents include a roster of the Sharp Shooters at their discharge in 1865, his discharge certificate, and 5 pension documents for his wife. There is also a magazine article concerning Morgan’s raid. CONDITION: Gray-brown patina overall with good markings. There are no inspector marks. There are several hairline cracks along the line of the magazine tube, but the wood is still solid. Mechanically good. Bore is good with scattered light pitting. 4-30061 FS54 (6,000-8,000)

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SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50.SN 9612. 21-1/8” part oct bbl. This carbine has the Smith patent marking and Poultney & Trimble markings on left side of receiver, but does not have manufacturer’s mark. There are two faint inspector cartouches on the left side of stock with ”L.F.R.” repeated on left side of bbl. CONDITION: 40% blue worn to gray on edges and mixed with light surface rust on bbl. Mostly gray/brown patina elsewhere and light pitting on buttplate. Wood has normal handling marks. Bore is bright, but has even light pitting. Front sight is a replacement. Mechanically good 4-31013 FS150 (1,500-2,500)

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SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 21. Extremely early Mass Arms Smith carbine with 21-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, silver blade front sight and carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, tiger striped buttstock & straight grain rnd forearm with single band & sling swivels. Stock has a carbine buttplate. Sideplate may be an old replacement and hammer stud screw is missing. CONDITION: Fine, as noted. Bbl retains about 50% orig blue, mixed with brown patina and some fine pitting. Latch spring on top retains 60-70% strong blue. Receiver has traces of case colors mixed with mottled brown patina. Stock has usual nicks, dings & scratches and forearm several heavy bruises, otherwise wood is sound and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore with a small spot or two of pitting. 4-59215 JR53 (1,500-2,500)

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SMITH CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 12151. Usual configuration with 21-1/2” oct to rnd bbl, dovetailed front sight, missing blade, and carbine ladder rear sight. Mounted with slab sawed American walnut, uncheckered, with rnd forearm and straight stock with carbine buttplate and has a faint cartouche on left wrist. Receiver has Poultney & Trimble markings. Bbl, apparently a field replacement, has SN 999. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains, with metal being a mottled to dark brown patina with moderate rust on bbl and light pitting on receiver. Forearm is missing a chip at the tip with gouge and crack at left rear edge, and buttstock has a gouge on right side of wrist. Overall retains a dark, hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong, bright bore with scattered spots of pititng. 4-30404 JR21 (1,250-1,750)

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ALLEN FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 38 RF. SN 148. Frequently referred to as a skirmisher’s rifle from the Civil War. It has 26-1/4” oct to rnd bbl, dovetail, half moon, German silver front sight and a 2-position carbine style rear sight. Mounted with beautifully figured, slab sawed, uncheckered, American walnut with rnd forearm that has a metal forend tip & straight stock with crescent buttplate with trap that contains the orig 2-pc screwdriver & takedown combination tool. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig blue, somewhat thinned, with muzzle & sharp edge wear. Receiver retains 25-30% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, flaked to a light patina elsewhere, worn to gray on very bottom. Breechblock & hammer retain most of their brilliant orig case colors. Wood is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30680 JR406 (1,500-2,500)

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JOSLYN MODEL 1862 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 50. SN 3540. 22” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Standard 3-line marking on top of breechblock and lockplate. Brass furniture. “EJ” oval cartouche on left side of stock has been restamped. Inspector mark on left side of bbl was mostly removed during the refinish. CONDITION: Retains most of bright blue refinish on bbl and light casehardening on action and lock. Stock has been sanded, filled and refinished. Lock lever on breechblock has been replaced. Bore is bright but evenly pitted. 4-30326 FS37 (1,500-2,500)

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STARR PERCUSSION CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN 8670. 21” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl, receiver and lockplate, brass buttplate and bbl band. Right side of the stock has been scratched “JHN CHILDRxxx / TO / K A CHILDRESS”. S’s are backwards. Left side of stock has several carved initials, some of which possibly form Ohio. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with scattered surface rust and light pitting. Wood has normal dents and scratches, somewhat heavier on the forearm. Bore is good but lightly pitted. Mechanically fine. 4-30730 (2,000-4,000)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL1859 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 5070. SN 71242 bbl 22”rnd. Standard markings. Bbl has 3 grove liner. Lever spring is loose. Lower front corner of breech is broken. Lever pin will fall out. Sear screw is a replacement. Left side of stock has conversion inspector’s cartouche, but neither of the earlier inspector marks. Buttplate is not cut for the patchbox. CONDITION: Retains about 30% reblue on barrel. Casehardening on action has mostly darkened. Wood has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fair as noted above. 4-31012 FS147 (1,500-2,500)

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JOSLYN CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52 RF. SN 1998. Standard carbine with 22” rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, 3-position, 2-leaf carbine rear sight, mounted with straight-grain American walnut with brass band, triggerguard and buttplate. Stock has 2 thin, but mostly legible cartouches on left flat, just above sling bar. There are small inspector initials on bbl. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl retains 25-30% thin blue mixed with brown patina and light to moderate pitting. Stock has a crack through the wrist with chips around top tang and on each side of top tang with crack front and rear of sling bar, and overall shows heavy wear with an old refinish. Mechanics are fine. Worn, dark bore. 4-30402 JR19 (1,500-2,500)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CONVERSION CARBINE. Cal. 50/70. SN C,24716. 22” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. This is the first type conversion with the orig 6-groove rifling. Receiver is cut for the cocking and cam, but firing pin has had a spring added. Inspector marks under the sling ring bar are obscured by wear but the “DFC” conversion mark in the center of the stock is sharp. CONDITION: Fine, with 70% blue on the bbl, mixed with light surface rust and pitting. 60% casehardening on action, bright on left side and upper part of lockplate, faded elsewhere. Lever is mostly silvered out. Normal handling marks on the wood, with a hairline crack at lower buttplate screw. Bore is bright with light pitting. 4-30331 FS31 (2,500-3,500)

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JOSLYN CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52 RF. SN 5909. Standard carbine with 22” rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight, 3-position, 2-leaf carbine rear sight, mounted with straight-grain American walnut with iron band, triggerguard and buttplate. Stock has the outline of one cartouche on left flat, just above sling bar. There are small inspector initials on bbl. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is a dark mottled patina with scattered spots of surface rust. Wood is sound, having been sanded and retains an old oil refinish with dents and dings in stock. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-30401 JR20 (1,500-2,500)

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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CIVIL WAR CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN C,8191. 22” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Blue and casehardened finish. Standard markings on bbl, receiver and lockplate. No inspector marks are visible. CONDITION: Fine, with 40% blue on bbl, 75% casehardening, bright on left side of receiver and lockplate, fading otherwise. Mechanically fine. Bore is bright. 4-30332 FS30 (3,500-5,000)

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BALL & WILLIAMS BALLARD RIFLE. Cal. 44. SN 15503 30” rnd bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “BALL & WILLIAMS / Worcester, Mass. / Merwin & Bray. Agt’s/ NEW YORK” on left side of receiver. “BALLARD PATENT / NOV.5.1861” on right. Matching SN’s on top of bbl and receiver. This early version has the combination percussion and rim fire ignition. Spur of hammer has been replaced. CONDITION: Refinished overall with most of blue on bbl and receiver remaining. Other parts have a smooth gray patina. Wood has minor dents and scratches. Mechanically good. Bore is bright with light pitting. 4-30595 FS41 (1,500-2,000)

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LINDSAY TWO-SHOT MUSKET. Cal. 58. NSN. 41” rnd bbl. Standard Lindsay markings on top of the breech, “ADK” cartouche is stamped twice on left flat of the stock. CONDITION: Near new with scattered light specks of rust. Sharp wood with no cracks. 4-30823 FS23 (4,000-6,000)

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NIPPES CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 69. 42” rnd bbl. NSN. This rare Maynard tape conversion was installed on one of the M1840 flintlock muskets made by Daniel Nippes. Nippes had a contract to make 5,600 M1840 muskets and two contracts of 1,000 each for these conversions. Marked, “MILL / CREEK / PA / 1845” on tail of lockplate and “EDWARD MAYNARD / PATENTEE / 1845” on primer cover. Tang of bbl is also dated 1845 and top of bbl is marked, “U.S. / NWP / P” the last in a sunken cartouche. Left side of stock has “JH” and “W.A.T” cartouches. There are other smaller inspector marks both on stock and various pieces of metal. CONDITION: Excellent with smooth gray patina overall. Wood has minor handling marks. Mechanically crisp. 4-31019 FS155 (4,000-6,000)

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UNIDENTIFIED BREECHLOADING PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. 69. NSN. 41” rnd bbl. “T / JN” and “PK / 3” cartouches are on left side of stock. This conversion was built on a Springfield M1816 flintlock musket. Rear of bbl was cut off and a 5-3/8” iron receiver installed. A nipple and bolster was built in to take the pan position on the orig flintlock lockplate. Breechblock is made up of several pieces. Plug for chamber has a raised flame director. Pivoted operating arm is 7-1/2” long and terminates in a large ring at rear. It is connected to a locking block also pivoted to breech plug. Lifting the ring pivots lock out of engagement with receiver and then pivots breechblock forward. There is a gas escape hole in front of triggerguard. Conversion hammer is very similar to later M1842 percussion hammer. CONDITION: Smooth gray patina with scattered spots of light surface rust and pitting. Wood has minor handling marks. Bore is fine with light pitting towards the muzzle. Mechanically excellent. 4-31018 (4,000-6,000)

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MILLER CONVERSION RIFLE. Cal. 58. SN 2198. 39” part oct bbl. Marked “W.P. & G.W.MILLER / PATENT MAY 25, 1865 / MERIDEN MAN’F’G. CO. / MERIDEN, CONN.” on top of breechblock. Lockplate marked, “PARKERS’ SNOW & CO. / MERIDEN,CONN.” in front of eagle and ‘U.S.” on front of lockplate with date “1864” on rear. No inspector marks are visible on stock but issue number 37 is on top of buttplate. Replacement ramrod. CONDITION: Good with scattered spots of light pitting on bbl; mostly gray patina elsewhere. Wood has normal handling marks and signs of light cleaning. Mechanically fine. 4-31017 FS153 (1,250-1,750)

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MILLER CONVERSION CIVIL WAR MUSKET. Cal. 58. SN 1797. 28-1/2” part oct. bbl. Walnut stock, no finish. Standard Miller patent markings on breechblock followed by Meriden Mfg. Co. address. This was originally a Model 1861 musket by Parkers’ Snow & Co. Bbl, stock and ramrod have been shortened to current length. CONDITION: Gray patina with light scattered pitting. Wood shows normal handling marks. Mechanically good. 4-30591 (750-1,250)

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UNIDENTIFIED PERCUSSION BREECHLOADING RIFLE. Cal. 45. SN 28. 30-1/8” rnd bbl which takes a Maynard mule ear type cartridge. Latch pivots at rear of bbl and extends through bottom of stock in side front bow of triggerguard. Rifle is equipped with Sharps rear sight and Sharps brass buttplate. Lockplate is marked “WHITMORE WOLFE & Co.” Front triggerguard screw missing. Hammer screw is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with light surface rust. Traces of blue on hammer. Brass parts have a mellow patina. There is a 2” chip out of the toe of buttstock. Mechanically fine. 4-31015 FS148 (1,000-2,000)

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SPRINGFIELD M1865 CONVERSION MUSKET. Cal. 58RF. NSN. 37-3/4” rnd bbl. Dated “1865” on lockplate. “ESA” cartouche on left side of stock. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Light to moderate pitting overall. Stock has been cleaned and re-oiled. There is a small chip missing on right side of stock at extractor. Mechanically fine. 4-31016 FS152 (1,500-2,500)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1869 CADET RIFLE WITH HISTORY. Cal. 50/70. SN 1974. 29-5/8” rnd bbl. Standard Springfield markings on lockplate, which is dated 1864. Breechblock is marked “1870 / eagle head over crossed arrows / US”, “ESA” cartouche on left side of stock. Documents from West Point Museum identify gun as being used by Cadet William H. Low, Jr., of the Class of 1868, who graduated in 1873. Copy of his service records from the National Archives also accompanies gun. CONDITION: Very good. Metal is mostly gray with signs of cleaning on bbl and triggerguard. Light to moderate pitting elsewhere. Wood is fine, but shows signs of cleaning. Mechanically excellent. 4-58731 (1,500-3,000)

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SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR CARBINE. Cal. 4570. SN414411. Standard markings on the lockplate, bbl and breechblock. “SWP” cartouche is dated 1886. Rear sight has proper “C” marking at top. Front sight has a later clamp on cover. Compartment under trapdoor in buttplate is empty. There is a circled Gothic “P” on bottom of stock behind trigger plate. CONDITION: Good. Brown patina on metal with light toolmarks, dents and scratches. Faint traces of finish on receiver. Bore is poor. Wood has normal dents and scratches, with heavy wear at sling ring. Mechanically fine. 4-31011 (1,500-3,000)

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RARE PROBABLY ONE OF A KIND BERDAN SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 42 Berdan. SN 1. This rifle was built by Colt in the period circa 1868 when every manufacturer was scrambling to produce a sporting rifle for the “Manifest Destiny” westward expansion. Undoubtedly it was built by Colt’s master gun makers under the direct supervision of Hiram Berdan, perhaps even by Mr. Berdan himself. This fine rifle utilizes the Type 3 breechblock and has a 26-1/2” medium weight, rnd bbl, globe front sight, no provision for rear sight and an unusual tang sight mortised into top of wrist. It has a 2-1/2” long thick staff with a Sharps type eye cup that is dovetailed onto the beveled staff with a delicate windage knob & bar built in. The slide is secured only by the friction of the dovetail. Mounted in a highly figured, uncheckered, flame grain, American walnut half stock with straight grip, secured with a single wedge through the forearm and a screw through the top tang. It has a pewter nosecap with triangle shape that has a ball at the apex. Wedge is through two German silver escutcheons and it has a fancy, German silver, serpentine triggerguard/finger rest. It also has an unusual single set trigger. Buttplate is of nickeled brass, crescent in shape with a thick toe and stepped tang. This is a Model 1874 Sharps type S-20 (Target) buttplate, possibly procured by Hiram Berdan from Sharps, as he had close ties with that company as well as Colt. The back action lock is mortised into wrist with a wood screw at back end and is attached to receiver at the front end with a short machine screw. It is case colored and very nicely engraved as is the hammer with a dolphin style engraved nose. This exact rifle is fully illustrated in three photographs and discussed in some detail on p. 183 of Hiram Berdan Civil War Chief of Sharpshooters Military Commander and Firearms Inventor, Marcot. It is well known that Berdan was employed at Colt as a firearms designer in the period immediately following the Civil War. This rifle may have been Mr. Berdan’s personal possession, although at this time no documentation is available. The serial number is in pencil on the inside of various parts and there is a small “1” stamped on the small breechblock parts. CONDITION: Fine. The bbl retains thin orig brown finish in very sheltered areas, very strong brown under forearm & breechblock with balance a cleaned gray/brown patina. Stock is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of an old restored finish. Lockplate & hammer have dark case colors, very bright on inside . Breechblock retains most of its orig case colors, fading to patina over the top, stronger & brighter on inside. Breechblock base retains 75-80% orig blue. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. A truly rare & one of kind rifle. 4-30059 (15,000-25,000)

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VERY RARE REPEATING FOGERTY SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. 42 RF. NSN. Extremely rare sporting rifle, one of only a very few ever made in period 1867-69 by Valentine Fogerty in Boston. It is unknown how many firearms were produced by Fogerty, only a very few are known with the largest known collection, that of Howard Troy, having been sold by Julia’s Auction Company in October 2004 of which this sporting rifle was Lot #1248. The Fogerty Company was purchased by Winchester in 1869, ostensibly to eliminate competition as the patents were never known to have been used again. This rifle is possibly the finest known and is described as having a 26” oct to rnd bbl with globe front sight, a Spencer style ladder rear sight & a dainty tang sight mounted atop a metal bar in the wrist. Receiver is rounded & long with an elliptical lockplate & side hammer which strikes firing pin at right rear corner of breechblock. Mounted with very highly figured, striped, uncheckered American walnut with rnd forearm that has a pewter tip that is secured with two screws & straight stock with German silver semi-crescent buttplate. Loading gate for stock tube feed is located like a patchbox at left toe. It has a small serpentine operating lever. CONDITION: Extremely fine, near new. Retains most of its orig factory blue on bbl & about all of its orig case colors on receiver, lockplate & hammer, moderately faded and with a coating of old dried oil. Stock has a couple of minor chips by receiver and a gouge on left side, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of its orig, beautiful, hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30068 JR54 (10,000-15,000)

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VERY RARE KENDALL PERCUSSION HARMONICA RIFLE. Cal. About 46. SN 49. Rare little rifle with 20-1/8” heavy oct bbl marked on top flat “N. KENDALL / WINDSOR VT / PATENT”, for Nicanor Kendall, a prolific maker of underhammer rifles & pistols but is not well known for a rifle such as this. It has Kentucky rifle style fixed sights with iron frame & top tang and brass floorplate, triggerguard & buttplate. Center of buttplate has a 7/16” diameter plug screw that, when removed, exposes a trap for small parts. Mounted with artificially grained maple stock that has a beautiful, period, hand painted vignette of a running deer on right side. The harmonica has five chambers and is hand-indexed by first cocking the hammer and then depressing a lever on top of frame which raises two locking pins from recesses corresponding to individual chambers when released. Mr. Kendall, a Vermont native, (1807-1861), was in the gun business from about 1835 until his death. This rifle, very similar to Fig. #8, p. 137, Vermont’s Gunsmiths & Gunmakers to 1900, Phillips & Tyler. Kendall was much more prolific in the manufacture of rifles & handguns and apparently only made a little over 100 of these “repeaters” with the highest known serial number being “108”. CONDITION: Good. The iron parts have a mottled, dark brown patina with light surface rust. Brass is a dark aged patina and screws are all fine. Stock has a small hairline back of top tang, otherwise is sound and retains about 75% of this early hand-grained paint and most of the painted scene. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-30409 JR72 (9,000-12,000)

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J.S. CRANE PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 44. NSN. Beautiful Germanic style target rifle with 31-1/2” heavy oct to rnd bbl, with a replacement dovetail front sight, the orig adjustable open bbl sight and a tang mounted peep sight adjustable for elevation & windage. Bottom of bbl has an iron rib with two iron guides containing what is probably a very old replacement hickory ramrod with iron tip. Front tang of the bbl sight is engraved & filed in shape of a dragon. It has front action lockplate with maker’s name & light arabesque pattern engraving. Hammer & breech plug are engraved to match. Top tang is engraved with the figure of a nude lady in great detail. Mounted in nicely figured, checkered, American walnut with pewter nose cap and engraved nose pipe with a Swiss-style buttplate that has an extendable top prong. Right side of stock has an elaborate violin-shaped, 2-pc iron patchbox that is beautifully engraved with a semi-nude Diana the Huntress holding a bow with a quiver of arrows over her shoulder and seated on a log. The tang of the lid is engraved with a wolf’s head and balance of patchbox is nicely engraved with arabesque patterns. Inside patchbox is a stack of old greased patches. It has a very elaborate triggerguard with scalloped finger rests & a flat bottom engraved with a bird dog and flushing bird. Counterplate is wing shaped, nicely engraved with a farm lane scene. It has dbl set triggers. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a thin, smooth, silver/brown patina. Lockplate, patch box & hammer are a silver metal color. Stock has a replaced sliver below the bolster, otherwise the wood appears to be sound showing moderate to heavy wear with amateur re-cut checkering and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-30385 JR253 (3,000-5,000)

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336

RICKETS PERCUSSION HALF-STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 60. NSN. 33” oct bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “J.RICKETS” faintly on top of bbl, “J & W. ASTON” on engraved lockplate. 4-pc brass patchbox has 3 screws in finial and 3 nails in each sideplate. Spring-loaded without a positive catch. John Rickets worked in Mansfield, Ohio, from about 1850 into the 1890s. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on bbl and lock. Hammer nose was replaced during period of use. Stock has been repaired around lock and a 3/8” x 1-1/2” chip is missing ahead of lockplate. Mechanically good. 4-30252 FS47 (1,500-2,000)

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337

HAPGOOD SPORTING GUN. Cal. 58. NSN. 32-1/2” part oct. bbl. Marked “J HAPGOOD / SHREWSBURY” on top of bbl ahead of eagle head stamp and replaced dovetail rear sight. “J.HAPGOOD” is engraved on lightly engraved back action lockplate. Rifle is equipped with a typical New England 2-pc patchbox. There are also star, moon, arrow, and other inlays on stock. Heavily carved ramrod is a replacement. Accompanied by a framed advertising print dated 1847 for Hapgood’s Boston store. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with traces of blue on lockplate and hammer. Maple stock has been cleaned and has a pleasing appearance. Mechanically fine. 4-30072 (1,500-2,000)

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338

CONWAY PERCUSSION PUNT GUN. Cal. 4-ga. NSN. 33” part oct bbl. Walnut stock. Marked “CONWAY. No. 3 BLACK-FRIARS MANCHESTER” on top of engraved bbl. Conway only on lockplate, which is engraved with dogs and birds. Butt is equipped with heavy leather recoil pad tacked to stock. Bbl was possibly longer but is properly crowned at its current length. CONDITION: Good with gray-brown patina overall. There is heavy wear on bottom of forearm with flaking and chipping at recoil pad. Mechanically good. 4-30406 FS48 (1,000-1,500)

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339

HEAVY PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 75. NSN. 35-1/2” part oct bbl. Maple stock. “C C Martin” is engraved in script on top of bbl. “Partridge” is engraved on lockplate. Heavy grooves have been filed in breech piece, hammer and ramrod pipes. Bbl is octagonal for 11-1/4” at breech, 16 sided for 12” and rnd for the balance. There is a cheekpiece on each side of tiger-striped stock. There is a folding tang peep sight in addition to the buckhorn sight at rear of bbl. Ramrod is a replacement. Martin was working in Whitely, Indiana, in 1860. CONDITION: Rust brown patina overall with rusty rust and dents on bbl. Rear ramrod pipe has been resoldered. Stock has some water damage around buttplate but is still solid. Mechanically good. 4-30400 (1,250-1,500)

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341

VERY RARE PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE WITH HAWAIIN MARKINGS. Cal. 36. NSN. 30-1/4” oct bbl. Walnut stock. Maker “J. P. BROWN / CAST-STEEL” is marked on left quarter flat of bbl below rear sight. Top of bbl is marked in script “MADE EXPRESSLY TO ORDER FOR / S.K. RANSEM HONOLULU, H. I.” on top of bbl behind rear sight. No J.P. Brown appears on gun makers listings. Rear bbl sight and ramrod are replacements. Globe front sight and lollipop tang sight appear to be orig. Lockplate, hammer and mountings have light floral scroll engraving. Single set trigger. CONDITION: Smooth brown patina on bbl, worn to gray on the edges. Lockplate is mostly gray with some blue on the hammer. German silver mounts have a mellow patina. Wood has minor handling marks with a hairline crack on right side of forearm and heavier crack on left. Bbl key has been repaired and does not hold the bbl properly. Mechanically fine. 4-30235 FS43 (4,000-6,000)

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342

RARE J.P. GEMMER PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. Cal. 41. NSN. 32” oct bbl. Walnut stock. Gemmer worked for Samuel Hawkin in St. Louis and took over the shop after Hawkin’s death. Marked “J.P.GEMMER ST.LOUIS” on top of bbl, “PENNSYLVANIA / RIFLE WORKS” on lockplate. Ramrod and nipple are replacements. Rear sight slot on bbl has been filled and a lollipop tang sight added to rear of bbl tang on top of grip. False muzzle is attached, equipped with double set triggers. CONDITION: Good. Bbl has been cleaned and chemically toned. Lockplate shows light surface rust and pitting. Wood has been cleaned and refinished. Mechanically fine. 4-30251 FS45 (3,500-4,500)

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343

FINE DANIEL BORDER BEDFORD COUNTY KENTUCKY PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. 42. NSN. 41” oct bbl. Maple stock. Marked only with initials “DW” engraved on lockplate. 4-pc patchbox and shape of stock are typical Bedford County. CONDITION: Brown patina on bbl and lock with moderate-to-heavy pitting at breech. Stock has been repaired through lock area with an extra hole at tail of lockplate from an earlier repair. Mechanically good. Bore is poor. 4-30896 FS53 (3,500-4,500)

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344

PERCUSSION FULL STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN. 41-5/8” oct bbl. Bbl is marked faintly “J*P*Beck” (?). A single screw percussion lock appears to be orig to this stock, which is relief carved. 4-pc patchbox is bent. CONDITION: Brown patina overall with signs of cleaning on patchbox. Mechanically good. Bore is poor. 4-30890 (3,000-5,000)

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LEMAN FULL STOCK CONVERSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 44. NSN. Fine plain Kentucky with 38-5/8” oct bbl with seven grooves, German silver front sight & fixed rear sight. It has plain brass furniture without patchbox. Top flat is marked “H.E. LEMAN / LANCASTER PA WARRANTED” and lockplate is marked “LEMAN / LANCTR. PA.” Mounted in a 1-pc tiger maple, roach back stock with raised side panels and a tiny cheekpiece. It is converted from flintlock by means of a nipple & drum and has dbl set triggers. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains a very dark, crusty patina with light pitting around nipple area. Lockplate & hammer are also lightly pitted with lockplate having been lightly cleaned. Triggers function. Wood is fine with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves with scattered pitting. 4-31049 JR510 (1,000-1,500)

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346

PERCUSSION FULL STOCK RIFLE. Cal. 58. NSN. 42-7/8” oct bbl. Marked “J.Dickert”. Single screw lockplate is marked “GOULCHER”. Bbl is heavily worn around nipple, but drum, hammer and bbl tang do not show same degree of wear. Buttplate is cut for a patchbox but none is installed. Double triggerguard is installed with screws from bottom but only a single trigger is installed. Ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Brown patina with edge wear on bbl. Heavy pitting at rear, moderate-to-heavy pitting at lockplate. Stock shows numerous crack repairs with some missing slippers and has been refinished. Mechanically good. 4-30891 (1,200-1,600)

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347

FULL STOCK CONVERSION KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 52 Smoothbore. NSN. Slim early Kentucky with 39-3/4” oct bbl, German silver front sight & fixed rear sight with brass furniture and a very early hand forged conversion with shielded nipple. The lockplate appears to be marked in script “GJ”. Mounted in artificially striped maple stock without patchbox and has been cut about mid-point of the forestock. There is a silver fish inlay on the small cheekpiece and the wrist is brass wire wrapped with a broken toe. CONDITION: Fair. Metal is a dark, crusty brown patina. Wood, as noted, has heavy dings & scratches. Triggerguard is loose at the front and there are several cracks in the wrist. Hammer will not hold at full cock, although the set triggers function. There is an area of burnout behind the nipple. Moderately pitted bore. 4-31050 JR511 (600-1,000)

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FINE J. POWELL & SON PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. About 11 bore. NSN. Fine English made shotgun with 28-1/2” laminated steel bbls with smooth, concave rib, marked with maker’s name & address. There are wide & narrow gold bands at breech end of rib. It has front action locks with dog ear hammers, nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns with triggerguard engraved to match. Mounted in very nicely figured, French walnut with checkered forestock secured with a sgl wedge through engraved escutcheons & straight stock, 14-1/4” over a smooth steel buttplate with long, stepped, engraved tang. Accompanied by a very early, walnut casing with the name “J.R. CRANDALL” painted on top. It is green velvet lined & compartment in bottom for shotgun and miscellaneous tools. There is a lacquered Eley’s cap tin with brass repoussed top filled with a white powder and a smaller Eley’s cap tin filled with miscellaneous nipples and replacement turn screw blades for nipple wrench/turn screw handle also in the case. There is a wad cutter and a curious small set of nippers and a spring vice. Additionally and incongruously there is an empty cartridge box for 44-100 rifle cartridges by Crittendon & Tibbles with a picture of a Ballard rifle. There are also miscellaneous jags, brushes & mops for the orig cleaning rod. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains 25-30% thin twist pattern, being mostly a silver metal color. Lockplates retain case colors in sheltered areas with balance of metal a cleaned silver metal color. Wood is sound with numerous small nicks & scratches showing heavy wear and retains about 50% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, smooth clean bores with a small ring about 6” from muzzle of left bbl. Exterior of case is fine, having a couple of grain checks in lid and four or five more in bottom. Lining is lightly faded with a few loose partitions. Cartridge box is soiled with water damage & one broken end. 4-60271 (1,500-2,500)

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348

SUTHERLAND CONFEDERATE PERCUSSION DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN POSSIBLY CONFEDERATE USED. SN 1077. 20 ga. 33-3/4” ribbed bbls. Marked in gothic letters “S. Sutherland” on the right lockplate and “Richmond Virga” on the left lockplate. There is an illegible inscription on top of the bbl. Birmingham proofmarks are on the bottom of the bbl along with the maker’s mark “H&S”. Samuel Sutherland was an importer and dealer in Richmond from 1831 until his death in 1875. This shotgun has a very wide rib indicating that it is probably early. It has three German silver bands around the rear of the bbl and three more on the breech plug. The ramrod is a replacement. There is a German silver wear plate under the breech plug and bbl tang. CONDITION: Engraving on the bbl rib shows considerable wear. All metal parts show a brown patina. Stock has normal dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. 4-59333 (2,000-2,500)

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CLASSIC RARE “CHIEF’S SECOND PHASE” NAVAJO MAN’S WEARING BLANKET. Tightly and finely woven, handspun and ravelled wool, in natural ivory, variegated brown, indigo blue, and three shades of lac or cochineal-dyed red, in the “Second Phase” chief’s pattern. Indigo blue chevrons are incorporated into the design of each of 12 rectangles. Circa third quarter of the 19th century. One of the most widely recognized blanket types to emerge during the Classic Period was the so-called chief style, a very specific type of man’s wearing blanket. The word chief is misleading, however, for the Navajos did not have tribal chiefs. Rather, these blankets were rare and valuable trade goods carried to adjacent and distant tribes over lengthy trade routes. Their purchase and use would have been restricted to persons of some wealth and achievement, hence the misnomer. The Navajo chief blanket was woven broader than long with wide horizontal stripe elements dominating the design. Over the course of the nineteenth century the design of this type of blanket evolved in very rigid and easily identifiable patterning phases. Navajo textile scholars have named and numbered these phases sequentially as first, second, third, and (sometimes) fourth. The first phase is categorized by a simple combination of broad white, brown, red, and blue horizontal stripes and was woven during the first half of the nineteenth century. By 1850 innovations in this style were being seen as the weaver interrupted and expanded the center and end stripes by adding elongated rectangles in a twelve-position layout across the blanket. The broad white and brown bands then served as a background for the pattern bands of this second phase. Within a decade the third phase in the development of the chief-style blanket was signaled by a shift from squares and rectangles to a nine-position layout of a central diamond, half diamonds along the four edges, and quarter diamonds in the corners. The same broad white and brown stripes were retained. Information from: Bloomberg, Nancy, Navajo Textiles, University of Arizona Press, 1988. The rare blanket at this auction exhibits the classic twelve-spot rectangular design of the very desirable second phase blankets. SIZE: 54” x 73”. CONDITION: Overall very good. Brown stripes show slight old wear. 4-30245 JJK4 (65,000-85,000)

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COMMANCHE BOW CASE AND QUIVER. A rare pre-reservation tanned hide bow case and quiver with a wide carrying strap. Decorated with hide fringe at the bottom of the strap and quiver, accompanied by a 4-foot long bow and 9 arrows, some with steel tips. Circa mid-19th century, accompanied by detailed history indicating it was first removed from a dead Comanche Indian by a Texas Ranger in 1856. In the early 1900s it was added to the Boy Ranger Museum in Fort Smith, Arkansas, later to another Fort Smith Museum, and later de-accessioned. A detailed portfolio with copies of old images shows interior of Boy Ranger Museum in 1947. A nice Commanche piece with good history. SIZE: Overall length with bow: 4 feet. CONDITION: Hide is very fragile and torn in certain areas. The bow shows some slight old cracks. 4-30258 JJK1 (6,500-8,500)

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CENTRAL PLAINS BEADED SADDLE THROW. Probably Sioux, last quarter 19th century. Sinew-sewn, lazy stitch beadwork decoration in various geometric designs surrounds perimeter. Colors include white heart red, blue, greasy yellow and apple green on a white background. Tanned hide fringe at the four corners completes the decoration. SIZE: Length including fringe: 57”, width 25”. CONDITION: Beadwork and fringe are in very good condition. Two crescent-shaped tears, 2” in length, and very minor staining are present in center section of hide. 4-30556 JJK21 (4,000-6,000)

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351

CENTRAL PLAINS BEAD AND QUILL DECORATED TOBACCO BAG. Most likely Sioux, last quarter 19th century. Upper section consists of yellow ochre painted hide with blue and yellow sinew-sewn beadwork around edge. Center is fully beaded on both sides in various geometric designs on a blue background. Bottom consists of quill wrapped rawhide slats and fringe. SIZE: Overall length: approximately 29”, width: approximately 6”. CONDITION: Upper hide section shows some old repairs; bead and quill work are in very good condition. 4-30555 JJK20 (2,500-3,000)

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352

CENTRAL PLAINS BEAD DECORATED TOBACCO BAG. Probably Sioux, late 19th century. Roll-beadwork surrounds the top. Three lanes of sinew-sewn, lazy stitch beadwork descend to the central section which is fully beaded with many geometric designs on both sides. Colors include translucent red, blue, green and lilac on a white field. Polychrome quilled slats and a long fringe decorate the bottom. SIZE: Overall length including fringe: 46”, width: 7”. CONDITION: Very good overall with minor bead and quill loss. 4-30553 JJK18 (2,400-2,800)

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353

CENTRAL PLAINS BEAD DECORATED TOBACCO BAG. Probably Sioux, last quarter 19th century. Roll beadwork and fringed hide decorate the opening, sinew-sewn, lazy stitch beadwork in a cross design descend on left upper portion along with tin cone and horsehair danglers. Center section is fully beaded on both sides in various geometric designs, including diamonds, triangles and rectangles. Bead colors include white heart red, blue, and greasy yellow on a white background. Quill work slats in red and yellow colors along with a hide fringe decorate the bottom. SIZE: Overall length including fringe, 36”; width 7”. CONDITION: Overall very good. White colored beadwork is slightly soiled. 4-30554 JJK19 (2,400-2,800)

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354

WONDERFUL EARLY BURLWOOD AND SILVER INLAY BELT CUP. Metis or Northern Woodland Indian origin. Very unusual, high-style example incorporating silver inlays of hearts and fish into neck and bottom along with three-dimensional carving of bottom side. May have been owned by a Metis trapper or trader. Initials appear in some of the inlay. Circa late18th/early 19th century. Finest example of this form we have ever had. SIZE: Length: approximately 5”; width: approximately 3”. CONDITION: Very good condition, shows fine old patina. 4-30522 JJK3 (4,000-6,000)

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355

PLAINS INDIAN TAIL BAG. Possibly Ute. Constructed of old commercial leather, with fully beaded geometric design in green and white sinew-sewn beadwork. Circa 1880s. SIZE: Length: 9”, width: 2-1/2”. CONDITION: Very nice old example in very good condition.. 4-30542 JJK7 (800-1,200)

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356

PLAINS INDIAN HIDE FETISH. Lizard form, sinew-sewn beadwork in yellow and three shades of blue. Circa last quarter 19th century. SIZE: Length approximately 8”, width approximately 4”. CONDITION: Very slight bead loss. 4-30544 JJK17 (800-1,200)

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357

NORTHERN WOODLAND INDIAN PUZZLE POUCH. Delicate, multicolor thread embroidery on soft buckskin in hearts motif. Soft hide fringe around the outer perimeter. Circa third quarter 19th century. Possibly Cree or Huron. SIZE: Width: 5”. CONDITION: Very slight thread loss. 4-30547 JJK12 (400-600)

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APACHE INDIAN “STRIKE A LITE” POUCH. Geometric beading in red, yellow, white, green and dark amber on hide dyed with yellow ochre. Tin cone decorations on bottom fringe. Circa last quarter 19th century. SIZE: Length including fringe: 9”. Width: approximately 4”. CONDITION: Very good. 4-30540 JJK13 (800-1,200)

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359

PLAINS INDIAN BELT POUCH. Possibly Ute or Apache. Front of pouch is fully beaded in geometric design. Two tabs extend from bottom of pouch, fully beaded as well. Sinew-sewn beadwork colors include pony trader blue, greasy yellow, white and amber. Circa 1880. SIZE: Length: 7”, width: 3”. CONDITION: Very good overall with minor bead loss. 4-30541 JJK15 (800-1,200)

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CENTRAL PLAINS TOBACCO BAG. Probably Sioux. Unusual small size, most likely for a woman. Circa last quarter 19th century. Sinew-sewn beads surround opening and upper edges. Center section is fully beaded with various geometric designs on a white background; colors include green, white heart red, blue and greasy yellow. Short hide fringe extends from bottom. SIZE: Length including fringe: 12”, width: 6”. CONDITION: Very good overall. 4-30552 JJK14 (1,200-1,500)

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361

CENTRAL PLAINS FULLY BEADED CHILD’S MOCCASINS. Possibly Arapaho, fully beaded soles and uppers in white, yellow, translucent brown and blue seed beads; fringe on heel. Circa 1900. SIZE: Length: 6”, width: 3”. CONDITION: Very good, possibly unused. 4-30545 JJK8 (800-1,200)

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GREAT LAKES INDIAN MOCCASINS. Possibly Chippewa. Brown and tan seed beads in a floral and heart design embellish the cuffs and vamps. Circa 1900. SIZE: Length 12”. CONDITION: Minor bead loss. 4-30546 JJK11 (300-400)

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SOUTHERN PLAINS CHILD’S MOCCASINS. Probably Apache, hide decorated with traces of red and yellow ochre paint. Hard-soled bottom. Cross design in blue seed beads appears in the center of the vamp. Circa 1880. SIZE: 5”. CONDITION: Good. 4-30543 JJK5 (200-300)

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BEAD DECORATED ATHABASCAN WALL POCKET. Red trade cloth, decorated with a floral design in green, blue, yellow and opaque seed beads. Circa 1900. SIZE: Height: approximately 6”, width: approximately 4”. CONDITION: Some of the perimeter beads are missing. 4-30548 JJK9 (200-300)

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365

PLAINS INDIAN BEAD DECORATED SASH. Floral design in red, blue, green and faceted gold and silver seed beads, sinew-sewn on a white background. Circa 1900. SIZE: Length: 28”. CONDITION: Good. 4-30549 JJK10 (200-300)

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366

BEAD DECORATED APACHE BAG. Partially beaded on both sides in various geometric designs. Colors include blue, yellow, amber, red and green. A beadwork fringe extends from the bottom. Circa first quarter 20th century. SIZE: Length: 11”, including fringe, width: 4-1/2”. CONDITION: Slight bead loss. 4-30550 JJK16 (200-300)

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367

VERY CHOICE PLAINS INDIAN FIGURATIVE PIPE BOWL. Horse effigy style of high form with pewter inlay. Pipe also has a wonderful, old, in-use repaired crack stabilized with what appears to be sections of a brass cartridge case and small rivets. Wonderful sculptural form, mid-19th century. SIZE: Length: 7”; height: 4”. CONDITION: Small chip on right ear. 4-30521 JJK2 (4,000-6,000)

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368

PLAINS INDIAN PIPE AND STEM. T-shaped catlinite bowl, burnt file decorated wooden stem. Circa 1900. SIZE: Pipe 7” long, stem approximately 14”. CONDITION: Old crack appears at base of bowl. 4-30551 JJK6 (300-400)

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368A

RARE AND HISTORIC COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER EXCAVATED FROM THE NEZ PERCE/COL. GIBBONS BATTLE SITE AT BIG HOLE, MONTANA. Cal. appears to be 45 Colt. SN: unable to determine. This wonderful, relic condition, single action was excavated from the Big Hole Battlefield in the late 1950’s and was gifted to the consignor by his friend, Arnotte Millett. This well documented battle occurred on Aug. 9, 1877 when Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce Tribe, fleeing to Canada, were surprised and attacked by Colonel Gibbon’s 7th Infantry. Chief Joseph, one of the finest tacticians of that era, rallied his warriors and drove the infantry from the field and pinned them down until the rest of his band could escape. The Nez Perce, in their flight to avoid being confined to a reservation, were never defeated or captured over their several hundred mile journey through some of the harshest landscape in North America, outfighting and outmaneuvering the army all the way, they only surrendered after having become exhausted and starved, and thinking they were already in Canada. The revolver appears to have been a standard Colt, probably a 5-1/2″ artillery model and remains as found with five chambers of the cyl containing brass cartridge cases with chamber under hammer empty, as was standard practice in the army. It appears that the revolver was in the process of being cocked when it was dropped, leading one to speculate that the trooper carrying it was struck down in the process. It is missing complete ejector rod housing, grip; hammer spring, & loading gate. All five of the loaded chambers have visible cartridge cases with one appearing to have lead or something of that nature where someone has dug into the cartridge case head. The entire surface of revolver has massive pitting from its long internment. Accompanied by a small framed diorama with a photograph of Chief Joseph and another of the battle site with a cluster of standing teepee poles. Attached to the back of the diorama is a notarized statement by Arnotte J. Millett dated 11 26, 1992 wherein he states that this revolver, as found, was presented to him in the early 1950’s by “Harry Too Good, an Indian guide relative and owner of the French Basin Ranch in Southwest Montana”. He also states that he was told this revolver was found on the Big Hole Battlefield near Wisdom, Montana. An extremely rare relic of one of the most incredible Indian/military engagements in history. CONDITION: As noted, extremely heavily pitted with a very dark brown crusty patina with soil in bbl and openings around the cyl. The diorama is fine. 4-59489 (7,000-10,000)

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RARE SPONTOON STYLE PIPE TOMAHAWK. Hand forged, spontoon shaped head, about 11” overall with a 7-1/2” x 3” blade that has a heart cutout with curled finials. The socket is forged into a circle and secured with three rivets. The 2-1/8” x 3/4” pipe bowl is applied to the top of the socket. The sides of the blade, between the finials, are crudely incised with an 8-pointed star and small lightly scratched lines around the heart-shaped cutout. The blade is somewhat crusty, with the appearance of having gone through a fire a long time ago. The haft is 20” overall length, inlaid with a pattern of 5/32” wide pewter or lead inlays with two 1/2” bands near the head. The mouthpiece end of the haft has a cutout for the hand and a 3” long oval mouthpiece. CONDITION: The head has a crusty blue/brown patina with blunted tip and rather sharp edges. The haft shows fine wear with an old worn patina with strong oxidation to the pewter inlays. 4-31056 JR499 (5,000-7,000)

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370

RARE BRASS HEAD PIPE TOMAHAWK. Solid brass head with high bowl & chevrons, 7-7/8” overall length with 3” wide blade & 2” high x 13/16” bowl. The bowl is barrel shaped with ribs at top & bottom. Blade is about 4” long and tapers to about 1” at the socket with decorative stripes on each side. Socket is ovoid shaped and 1-1/4” long. Haft is 23-1/4” long, ovoid shaped with flat bottom back to about 15”, then transitions into diamond shape with a 3/4” rnd mouthpiece at the butt end. Decorated with burned file markings and, apparently during period of use, was trimmed flat on bottom as it shows fine wear and dark patina. The haft is loose in socket with a thin lead shim completely around and when withdrawn shows good burn around the hole. CONDITION: Very fine. The head around the socket and bowl are a very dark brown patina with blade & one side of socket a lighter, medium mustard patina. The haft has a crack on top near the head, otherwise is sound showing heavy wear with great patina. A fine & authentic pipe tomahawk. 4-31053 JR501 (4,000-6,000)

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371

RARE IRON HEAD PIPE TOMAHAWK. Beautiful western style pipe tomahawk with high bowl, 7-3/8” overall length with a 3-1/4” blade x 2-1/2” across cutting edge. Bowl is 2” above the haft with an ovoid shaped socket. It has a chevron shaped design at base of bowl with four longitudinal slashes on side of socket with two other slashes at base of blade. Pipe haft is 20-1/4” long, ovoid shaped with burned file decorations. Mouthpiece end is slightly cut away with a tapered mouthpiece. The cleanout plug appears to be a replacement. CONDITION: The head is loose on the haft and retains a very dark brown patina with heavy pitting on left side with lighter pitting on right side. Haft has a wonderful dark patina with a crack near the head and another small one by mouthpiece. A beautiful early pipe tomahawk suitable for any collection. 4-31055 JR500 (4,000-6,000)

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OIL ON CANVAS OF INDIANS IN CANOE BY FRANK EARLE SCHOONOVER (1877-1972). Schoonover was born in New Jersey and became a skilled illustrator, particularly as a portrait painter. He is well-known for his great Western scenes and was a teacher at his studio for the John Herron Art Institute. He studied with Howard Pyle. Schoonover’s works, particularly those depicting Western scenes and/or Indians, are highly sought after today. This painting depicts two Indians in a birchbark canoe with a very dark wilderness background. Signed in the lower right “Schoonover 27” and retaining orig paper label on reverse from Kennedy Galleries in New York. Titled “Indian with Squaw in canoe, 1927”. SIZE : 38-1/2” high x 26” wide. 44” high x 32” wide, including frame. Kennedy Stock Number was A14393. Neg. number was 8599. CONDITION: Canvas has been professionally cleaned and relined at one time. Frame was probably a replacement at that time also. 4-30231 (20,000-30,000)

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371B

OIL ON CANVAS OF COWBOY AT WATER HOLE BY RICHARD LORENZ (1858-1915). Lorenz was born in Germany, later moving to the United States, where he became a renowned painter of dramatic Western scenes, particularly those involving cowboys and Plains Indians. Of his pupils, the most famous was Frank Tenney Johnson. Painting depicts a cowboy in chaps, together with his horse and dog, drinking at a waterhole, somewhere in the Southwest. Painting signed in lower right, “R. Lorenz”, faintly titled on reverse in pencil, “After a Hot Ride”. Painting is unframed. This painting was originally acquired by the consignor’s parents from the estate of Mrs. Elmer of Greenport, New York, a niece of Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Also included in this auction is an important George an d Libby Custer archive from this same estate. The painting was purportedly at one time owned by Libby Custer. SIZE: 33-1/2” wide x 23-1/2” high. CONDITION: Overall craquelure and soiled (never cleaned). This is straight out of an attic. 4-30899 (20,000-30,000)

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371C

OIL ON CANVAS OF COWBOY BY RICHARD LORENZ (1858-1915). Lorenz was born in Germany, later moving to the United States, where he became a renowned painter of dramatic Western scenes, particularly those involving cowboys and Plains Indians. Of his pupils, the most famous was Frank Tenney Johnson. This action-filled painting depicts a scene of cowboys chasing wild horses. Cowboy in foreground has lassoed a horse, and he attempts to swing down from his saddle to recapture his lariat. Signed in lower right, “R. Lorenz 1907”. SIZE: 30” wide x 22” high, painting only. 38-1/2” wide x 29-1/2” high, including frame. CONDITION: Professionally rebacked and cleaned and mounted in a nice, contemporary gold frame. 4-30229 (30,000-45,000)

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371D

OIL ON CANVAS OF INDIAN BRAVE BY RICHARD LORENZ (1858-1915). Lorenz was born in Germany, later moving to the United States, where he became a renowned painter of dramatic Western scenes, particularly those involving cowboys and Plains Indians. Of his pupils, the most famous was Frank Tenney Johnson. This painting depicts a young Plains warrior with headdress of two eagle feathers. His face is painted and he is attired in a decorated garment. Signed in upper-left, “R. Lorenz”. Framed in an old wood frame. There appears to be a penciled title on the stretcher, which we cannot clearly read. SIZE: 13-1/2” wide x 21-1/2” high, sight. With frame, 19-1/2” wide x 27-1/2” high. CONDITION: Professionally re-backed and cleaned at one time. 4-30230 (10,000-20,000)

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371E

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR OF INDIAN BRAVE BY E. S. PAXSON. Paxson was a renown watercolorist of western scene particularly Indians during the early part of the 20th century. This image depicts a Plains warrior with eagle feather in hair and wearing necklace. Signed in lower right E. S. Paxson, 1917″. Nicely matted and in a beautifully carve contemporary antique style frame. The watercolor recently came from a Montana family where it had descended since its orig purchase. SIZE: 19″ w x 22-1/2″ h (overall); image only 8-1/2″ w x 11-1/2″ h. CONDITION: Frame and watercolor very good to excellent. 8-87358 (14,000-16,000)

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371F

BEAUTIFUL LARGE BRONZE BALD EAGLE BY ARTIST BOB PARKS. Fantastically detailed eagle posed landing on a bare wood snag. Eagle has 41-1/2″ wing span, tip to tip, and stands approximately 34-1/2″ high from the bottom of the oval wooden base and from the trailing feathers to the front of the wood snag is approx. 34″. Head & tail feathers are wonderfully toned to give the impression of flight. Eyes & beak are toned a second color and the feet & talons are yet two other colors with the body & wings being a dark bronze color. Oval walnut base is approx. 22″ wide x about 15″ deep x 2-1/2″ high and has a narrow brass plaque on the front inscribed “SPIRIT OF AMERICA” with the artist’s name. Very heavy, weighs approx. 100 lbs. It has been reported that were only four of these magnificent eagles cast by this artist. CONDITION: Extremely fine. All the toning & detail are as they left the artist’s studio. Tips of the wing feathers show slight polishing. 4-57099 (12,500-17,500)

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373

RARE CABINET PHOTO OF APACHE SCOUT “PEACHES”. Peaches was General Crook’s guide who led them into Mexico after Geronimo and was again called as a scout to lead General Pershing in his hunt for Villa. Indentified on back and having corresponding newspaper article attached. SIZE: 8-1/2” high x 5-1/4” wide. CONDITION: Generally good. 8-86964 (1,750-2,250)

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374

LARGE CABINET PHOTO OF RILEY MILLER WITH TROPHIES FROM WOUNDED KNEE BATTLEFIELD. Horizontal photo depicts a squint-eyed, weasley, Capt. Riley Miller of Rapid City with his various trophies of Sioux Indian relics removed from dead Indians and their lodgings, after the Wounded Knee massacre. Miller leans on a large bore Winchester in his decorated jacket, surrounded by Indian headdress, peace pipes, war shirts, beaded items, etc. Photographer’s stamp on reverse “W. J. COLLINS / Photographer / RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA”. Also signed on reverse, “G. B. Mansfield” on old ink inscription on reverse, and below photo states most of above information. SIZE: Approx. 8” high x 10” wide. CONDITION: Generally good to very good. 8-86979 (2,000-3,000)

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375

LOT OF SIX NATIVE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS. This lot contains three orig and three copy photographs of American Indians. 1) Carl Moon photo “Hill Country – Taos Hunter” also titled “The Hunter On the Hill” and illus. in Carl Moon’s book by Dreibe; #165. One depicts a warrior on horseback in the Western Plains next to a buffalo skull and carrying a percussion full stock rifle. 2) Another Carl Moon photograph shows a warrior in full chief’s headdress astride a white stallion with arrows in his left hand on the rocky plain. A tag states the following: “In ambush – Taos’ also titled The Last Arrow”. 3) A Carl Moon portrait of “Navajo Patriach Profile”, vol. 2. His name is T. Lizzy-Thlaney, Many Goats”. This in the Carl Moon book by Dreibe; #95. CONDITION: All three of the previous photographs. Matted in a cream-colored picture matte and are sealed in plastic. 4) A large format published photograph titled “Indian Chiefs of Western Canada Demonstrate their Loyalty, July 1915”. On the lower left corner, the photograph is signed “North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and under the lower right hand corner “Copyrighted Canada, U.S.A., and Great Britain”. The mat is embossed with the photographers stamp, the name is illegible but the photographer is from North Battleford, Sask. The mat measures 14” x 12”. The image size is 9-1/2” x 8” and shows an early open touring car (Oakland?) with five Indian chiefs in full headdress with a British flag draped over the hood of the car. CONDITION: Excellent. Accompanied by a walnut frame in good condition. 5) Cabinet card by the “Excelsior View Co., 159 Railroad Avenue, Elmira, New York” depicting an early automobile with eight Native Americans in traditional dress, presumably an extended family. On the rear, in period ink, is written “Nez Perce 1916”. CONDITION: Good. Cardstock is beginning to separate. 6) Cabinet card, unsigned, depicting a Native American sitting in a buckboard wagon with slouch hat and blanket, being pulled by two painted ponies. He poses in front of a brick building with the sign “Ford Authorized Sales and Service”. Reverse of case written in pencil, “James Carl, IP-Na-Ta-Say-A-Cutz. CONDITION: Very good. Some fading to image. 8-87361 (2,750-3,750)

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376

LOT OF SIX BUFFALO BILL-RELATED PHOTOGRAPHS. 1) Large photograph on cardboard depicting Art Bowden with Trupe marked “Bishop, Boston 05”. A youthful Art Bowden with youthful cowboys and cowgirls at “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” in Boston in 1905. SIZE: Photo, 7-3/4” high x 9-1/2” wide. CONDITION: Faded. 2) Photograph of Buffalo Bill in fringed coat, brandishing rifle. On reverse, “Wm. F. Cody / ‘Buffalo Bill’ / Taken in London in 1892 / 3-22-27 / To my friend / Mr. H. Wm. Schon / Pomeroy Iowa / Compliments / of / Charles R. Nordin / Omaha, Nebr.”. SIZE: 6-1/4” high x 4-1/2” wide. CONDITION: Good. Image copied, obviously in the 1920s. 3) Large photo of Ed Phillips on horseback, a famous rodeo stuntman for Buffalo Bill’s shows. SIZE: 8” high x 10” wide. CONDITION: Later copy, some fading. 4) Photograph of “Buffalo” Bill Cody, supposedly taken in Chicago in 1893. On reverse “From H. Wm. Schon collection”. Supposedly reprinted in the 1920s. SIZE: 5-3/4” high x 4-1/4” wide. CONDITION: Generally good. 5) Old photocopy of an aged Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill. SIZE: 7” high x 5” wide. CONDITION: Poor copy. 6) Image of Buffalo Bill with two Indian chiefs. Originally a Barry photo, this is a much later copy from the orig negative. SIZE: 6-1/4” high x 4-3/4” wide. CONDITION: Generally good. 8-86989, 8-86990 (750-1,250)

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377

TWO CABINET VIEWS OF CHARACTERS FROM “BUFFALO BILL’S WILD WEST”. One depicts Spotted Wolf in beaded shirt and hat, a handsome young Indian; the other, White Lilly, a beautiful Caucasian maid in colorful and beaded attire. Photos marked “Bo Durtha, Delaware, Ohio”. Circa 1890s. Both of these were performers with Buffalo Bill’s show and the Kickapoo shows. SIZE: Approx. 4” wide x 6-1/4” high. CONDITION: Partial advertising at bottom of cards cropped. 8-86955 (400-700)

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378

LOT OF EIGHT CABINET PHOTOS, INDIAN WARS BY L. S. HAZELTINE. Two 7” x 9-3/4” photos, military men and children outside a house, other is twenty-four men in a tent encampment. Five 5-1/4” x 8-1/2” cards showing men and tents, military men outside building, carriage outside of house, military men and women in boat, and posed photo of men with guns and flag on porch. One 4-1/4” x 6-1/2” photo of men playing cards around table. CONDITION: Very good. 8-86968 (1,400-1,800)

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379

CARL MOON PHOTOGRAPH OF INDIAN ON PONY. Titled “Acoma Trail 1904”. Orig matte with impressed “Carl Moon . . . Pasadena, California”. SIZE: Photo only, 9-1/2” wide x 7-1/2” high. 8-87095 (250-450)

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380

CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE. This is a well-made massive Confederate clip point side knife in orig scabbard and is 21-1/2” overall. Blade is 17” long and 1-7/8” wide. This knife is dated 1861 on blade and pommel, markings appear unquestionably contemporary to time of manufacture & there is also a cryptic marking in front of date on blade that is most interesting. The grip is also most unusual in that it utilizes crown stag with an antler point projecting over blade. Blades are often seen in so many other Confederate knives that started out life as a large file. File and other tools were a good source to Confederate blacksmith’s of hardened steel for blades. Though blade is well finished including some beveling on spine, traces of file’s orig surface can still be seen. This is a wonderful example of a unique dated Confederate side knife. The owner of this knife stated he bought it in central GA many years ago from a lady who used it to kill hogs on her farm. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of pitting. Cutting edge has been sharpened. Grip is very good with soiling in crevices. Scabbard is dry and hard and missing sewn belt loop. Sewn edge is missing some stitching but still fits blade well. 8-76202 JS3 (12,000-15,000)

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382

CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE. 11 ¾” clipped-point blade. Iron “shaped” D-Gard has unusual construction in that knuckle bow does not terminate into pommel, but continues to form a backstrap attached with eight nails that are about equally spaced. The handle is formed from two slabs in somewhat of a pistol grip patched by four iron pins terminating in a ½” iron ferrule. Knife overall is 19 ¾”. The odd design and fine craftsmanship is reminiscent of a couple knives we know of made in North Carolina during the Civil War. CONDITION: Blade is dark with old sharpening, pitting, and a scale surface. Backstrap is missing three nails. Hilt and ferrule are dark exhibiting pitting and old scale. Wood grips have several large cracks, but are intact and are partially varnish covered. 4-30378 JS14 (3,000-4,000)

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383

CONFEDERATE SIDE KNIFE. Classic Confederate side knife with 13 ½” double-edged blade with central spine. This very thick blade was probably an inch longer at one time, but over the years has been rounded. A 7” iron “S” shaped cross guard acts as a partial knuckle bow. Simple wood handle terminates in one-inch iron butt cap which blade tine is peened over. Blade may have originally been a file or some other tool, and the handle may have been the tool handle. CONDITION: Wood handle has numerous cracks with some old material filling the cracks as repairs. Blade is dark with old sharpening and pitting. 4-30379 JS13 (1,500-2,000)

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384

RARE AND OUTSTANDING IDENTIFIED LARGE CONFEDERATE D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. 14-3/8” clip point blade, 1-3/4” wide. The forged iron guard has a 2-3/4” quillion with a small guard and rounded “D” ending in a flat cap for the pommel. The grip appears to be maple with a fine tiger striped grain and may have, at one time (during a period of use), been replaced. There is no scabbard. The large fine stylized blade is etched on one side, “…DAMEWOOD” (the first name is not legible). The elderly consignor states that this knife was her grandfather’s and descended from her father to her. Her grandfather, named Henry Marshall Damewood lived in Bronson, Missouri but had originally come from Tennessee. Genealogical sources available on the internet have turned up a Henry M. Damewood in Robertson County, Tennessee in the early 1830’s with several branches of the family emigrating to Missouri and Texas around the time of the Civil War. Accompanying this knife is an affidavit from the granddaughter of Henry Damewood verifying the descent of the knife in her family. More research can be done on this piece, specifically looking at regimental rosters from Missouri, will hopefully, identify the orig owner of this knife and his service with the Confederacy. This is an outstanding example of a Confederate D-guard Bowie and rare to find with owners name and family pedigree. CONDITION: Generally fine. A few small chips out of the very sharp edge, some light pitting on the guard; the hilt has smooth old patina. 4-59093 (4,500-8,500)

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FANTASTIC LARGE ETCHED-BLADE BOWIE KNIFE. Spectacular large Bowie with 11-3/16”, clip-point blade with severe clip and 7” of back grind. Overall length, 19”. Left side of blade is deeply etched with foliate arabesque patterns and “THE PATRIOTS SELF DEFENDER” on a ribbon with gold wash. It has a 4” elliptical shaped, very elaborate handguard with deep cast foliate patterns. The handle is inordinately long, 7-1/2”, with repoussed German silver ferrule at handguard and a heavy cast elliptical shaped, elaborate pommel with ball finial. Handle itself is 1-pc coffin-shaped ebony with three German silver rivets. Accompanied by its orig brown leather sheath with gold embossed borders on both sides with identical embossing on both sides, having a spread-winged eagle in the center. It has German silver tip & throat with a stud. Few of these early inspirational Bowies survive and of those, very few have their orig gold wash. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Blade retains most of its bright orig factory polish with some scattered spots of light surface discoloration. The etched panel retains 85-90% of its orig gold wash, thin & turned dark in some areas. The German silver mounts are extremely fine. The handle has a grain check by the top rivet on left side, otherwise it is smooth & clean. Sheath retains 80-85% orig brown finish with some rodent damage on top front edge & a couple of spots on bottom. Tip has a few small dents. 4-30316 JR397 (40,000-60,000)

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386

WONDERFUL TILLOTSON & CO. LARGE BOWIE KNIFE. Beautiful Sheffield Bowie with 12-3/16” clip-point Bowie blade with 6-1/8” back grind, marked on left fuller “TILLOTSON & CO. / COLUMBIA PLACE / SHEFFIELD”. Left forward side of blade is marked in small block letters, “THE HUNTER’S COMPANION” and further back, toward the handguard on left side of blade, a spread-winged eagle clutching arrows in its talon with a ribbon marked “BEST QUALITY”. It has a 1/4” thick German silver hand guard with dbl ended rnd quillions and a coffin shaped tortoise shell covered handle with German silver inlay on left side, and secured with four steel pins. Accompanied by its orig, blue velvet covered, sheath with German silver tip & throat. CONDITION: About good. Blade has been cleaned but retains about 50% orig polish. It has been lightly sharpened with two nicks and some slight dents in the edge with a few spots of light pitting on both sides near ricasso. Handle is missing a few small pieces of tortoise shell with some bug damage. Sheath shows heavy wear with broken tip and missing stud from the throat. Velvet covering is worn and soiled with an open top edge. 4-30298 JR395 (7,000-10,000)

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387

SPECTACULAR MONUMENTAL CUTLERY COMPANY “RIO GRANDE KNIFE”. Beautiful, ca. 1840-50, Bowie with 8-13/16” spearpoint blade, 13-1/4” overall, with 5” false edge, marked on left ricasso “M.C.C.” in large letters. Left side of ground area of the blade is etched “RIO GRANDE KNIFE” with fleur-de-lis patterns at each end. Upper left side of blade is marked “MONUMENTAL / CUTLERY COMPANY / SHEFFIELD”. It has a forged German silver elliptical shaped handguard & bolster with fine old dark stag scales with a German silver panel on left side. Handles are secured with four German silver pins. Accompanied by its orig red leather covered, cardboard sheath with gold embossed borders and gold embossed “M.C.C”. It has a German silver throat with stud, missing the tip. A scarce Bowie in rare condition. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Blade retains most of its bright orig polish with some lightly cleaned spots. The etched legend is nearly intact and there are a few spots of light surface spotting on both sides. The handles are extremely fine. Sheath retains 85-90% strong orig color with nicks, scratches & light wear. 4-30650 JR396 (15,000-20,000)

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388

SPECTACULAR ROBY BOWIE KNIFE. May be the finest example extant but at least one of the very best known. These Bowies were made by the C. Roby & Co. of West Chelmsford, Mass. in period 1861-65, making them a true Civil War Bowie knife. It has a 9-3/16” clip point Bowie blade, 1-1/2” wide with diamond shaped flat grind with about 3” of back grind, marked on left ricasso “C. ROBY & CO. / W. CHELMSFORD / MASS.”. Left side of blade is etched with crossed cannons and an American shield in a wreath. Right side is etched “US” in a wreath and another panel has crossed swords in a wreath. It has an oval steel handguard with turned, ribbed walnut handle with swelled middle, a brass ferrule and a cast brass eagle head pommel. A rare Civil War knife in exceptional condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Has been lightly sharpened with a slightly blunted tip. Retains most of its orig factory polish on blade and brass of the handle. Walnut handle retains 50-60% orig varnish with no discernible flaws. 4-31054 JR498 (10,000-15,000)

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389

RARE INSCRIBED HASSAM BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE. Fine early Bowie with 9-1/4” flat ground straight, spear point blade with 4” back grind and an “S” shaped hand guard with ball finials with the bottom portion longer than the top. The handle is a fine piece of crown stag with a German silver ferrule. Tang is through the handle with a brass washer pommel. Accompanied by its orig sheath of dark brown leather having German silver tip & throat with a drop belt loop on the back. Front of the throat is iniscribed “J FORSYTH JR / FROM HIS FRIENDS”. It appears that John Forsyth enlisted in Company H of 16th Massachusetts Infantry as a Private from Waltham on June 29, 1861 and was killed July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg as a Sargent. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Blade is a silver/gray patina with some scattered fine pitting, showing evidence of hard use, having been sharpened and with a chipped blade. Stag handle shows heavy wear with a fabulous patina. Sheath is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with some crackling & a small crack in belt loop. All the leather is in need of treatment. Throat shows heavy wear with the inscription faint. A great Civil War era Bowie by a famous maker. 4-30998 (15,000-18,000)

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390

BRASS-HILTED D-GUARD BOWIE KNIFE. 15½”double-edged blade with central spine. Blade is 1-9/16” wide. Knife, overall, is 19¾”. Handle is spirally cut ivory or bone. Leather sheath has an integral attached frog. A knife by the same manufacturer with almost the same dimensions with a wood grip is pictured on page 48 of The Antique Bowie Knife Book. This book states, “. . . it’s odds-on Confederate. If the maker is Leech & Rigdon, Memphis Novelty Works, you can count on it. They made them big in those days . . . the intended purpose ‘The Yankee Getter.’” Regardless of who made this knife, it is indeed an extremely well made knife with most distinct features. This is only the second example we know of, and that includes The Knife and Bowie Book. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright showing orig tool marks. Scattered pitting last 5” near tip. Grip shows several hairline cracks and is lacking its wire wrap. Scabbard is missing about 5” of its end. 4-30375 JS11 (5,000-8,000)

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392

RARE LARGE PHOTOGRAPH OF GENERALS PLEASANTON AND CUSTER. This Alex Gardner photograph is titled “INCIDENTS OF THE WAR. MAJ. GEN. PLEASANTON AND PERSONAL AIDS AND GEN. G. A. CUSTER”. Photo depicts 11 Union officers, 4 of which are seated. Pleasanton is seated next to a hatless George Armstrong Custer, who is attired the lavish, French-style uniform that he designed. Indicated below the image is “Negative by T. H. O. Sullivan. Positive by Alex. Gardner, Washington”. The photo is mounted in a period mat and in what appears to be its orig frame. SIZE: 10-3/4” wide x 8-3/4” high, including mat but not frame. CONDITION: A small crease in the image near Pleasanton and light overall toning. Otherwise very nice. 4-30901 (8,000-12,000)

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393

RARE UNPUBLISHED TINTYPE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. Vertical tintype depicts Custer holding a top hat, dressed in tails. Custer adjusts a set of pinced nez on the bridge of his nose. This image was previously unknown and unpublished, and is a mate to the following lot. Probably taken around 1868. SIZE: 3-1/2” high x 2-1/4” wide. CONDITION: Image faded and with some scattered spotting. 4-30907-2 (8,000-12,000)

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394

RARE UNPUBLISHED TINTYPE OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. Vertical image of Custer entails him wearing a top hat, holding a pair of pinced nez on the bridge of his nose, and standing with his back to the camera, looking into a mirror, thus you see the front and back of him at the same time. This is a mate to the previous lot. This playful series of photos is typical of the type of thing Custer sometimes did while being photographed. Probably taken around 1868. SIZE: 3-1/2” high x 2-1/4” wide. CONDITION; Scattered overall chipping to the image. 4-30907-1 (5,000-10,000)

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395

RARE CDV OF FOUR SOLDIERS AT REST, EACH IDENTIFIED ON REVERSE. F. G. Adams, 1“Cavalary”, Tom McDougle 32 “Infantry” McDougle was later at the Battle of the Little Big Horn but was not with Custer himself and survived the battle. Capt. Fargus, 32nd Infantry; J. C., 32nd Infantry (J. C. stands for James Calhoun, who was later with Custer at the Little Big Horn and killed there.). Photographer’s name is listed on the back as Charles Gentile & Co. SIZE: 4” X 2-1/2” CONDITION: Image faded. 4-30903-1 (500-1,000)

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396

VERY RARE CDV DEPICTING FIVE SEATED SOLDIERS. This photo is probably members of the 18th Kansas Regiment, and it is the belief of various scholars that the man on the extreme left is Wild Bill Hickok, who served in the Kansas Regiment. Photographer’s name listed on the back is that of Chas. T. Smith, Topeka, Kansas. SIZE: 4” x 2-1/2”. CONDITION; Generally good. 4-30903-2 (4,000-6,000)

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397

TWO CDVs OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. The first depicts G. A. Custer standing in full uniform beside a seated Libby Custer. The second, a CDV of G. A. Custer etching in a wide brim hat and uniform. SIZE: 4” x 2-1/2” each. CONDITION: George and Libby with some soiling. Custer image with large, scattered brown spotting. 4-30902 (1,000-1,500)

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