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

Auction: March 12 & 13, 2007

Preview: March 9-11, 2007

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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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12
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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30
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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32
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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36
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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39
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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47
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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62
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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83
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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88
Revised: 3/8/2007

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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89
Revised: 3/8/2007

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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90
Revised: 3/8/2007

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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91
Revised: 3/8/2007

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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117
Revised: 2/16/2007

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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142
Revised: 2/16/2007

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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154
Revised: 2/20/2007

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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157
Revised: 2/20/2007

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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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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191A
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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194
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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199B
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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204
Revised: 3/10/2007

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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225
Revised: 3/8/2007

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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228
Revised: 2/20/2007

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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240
Revised: 2/16/2007

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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243
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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255D
Revised: 3/8/2007

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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261
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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400P. FOUR PAGE LETTER TO “MY DEAR LITTLE DURL” FROM CUSTER (SIGNATURE PAGE MISSING). Osborn’s office, 4 p.m., April 3rd, 1871. Custer speaks a great deal about Keogh and some letters written to a Mrs. Huff where Keogh praises Libby for her virtues. He continues to sing praises about Libby through his letter. 4-30952

400Q. TWO PAGE LETTER, OBVIOUSLY WRITTEN TO LIBBY, SIGNED “AUTIE”. Undated. One sheet, written on both sides. Obviously written to Libby. Talks about Keogh’s behavior and his thoughts about the fairer sex. 4-30941 (2,000-4,000)

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416
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CIVIL WAR UNION OFFICER’S SLOUCH HAT OF THE 28TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY. This is a very rare piece of American Civil War headgear. This black felt officer’s slouch has an embroidered 28th Infantry hat insignia on front, officer’s hat cord, ostrich plume and a star inside a star Corps badge. This Corps badge is quite rare designating 12th and 20th Army Corps. Edge of hat is bound in 7/16” cloth binding. Interior of hat is red silk with a” Rochet, Paris” maker’s label. Lining is bound by a 2-1/4” patent leather sweat band. The 28th Pennsylvania was involved in most major battles in the East including Gettysburg and later in the Atlanta campaign with Sherman. CONDITION: Hat overall is very good. Silk lining is excellent with only minor fraying and wear to the label. Sweatband is soiled but complete and intact. Sewn silk edging is frayed along edges but is mostly intact. The number “2” in hat insignia is loose. Plume is excellent, but a possible replacement. 4-30529 JS26 (18,000-24,000)

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417
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68TH NEW YORK INFANTRY OFFICER’S FORAGE CAP WITH ORIGINAL COCKADE. Hat is in its orig battle-worn condition. Appears untouched and attic condition at orig miniature U.S. staff wreath is sewn to the front of this kepi. The number “68” is attached to top of hat. Cockade sewn to the right side. This hat is illustrated on page 29 in a North-South Trader article in July/August 1980. Inside of kepi has sewn green polished cotton liner and is retained by 1½” patent leather sweatband. Chinstrap is tarred leather retained by two eagle general staff buttons. Tarred leather rim has sewn cloth edging. Cockade is constructed from fragment of rabbit skin with two bullion tassels and a green-dyed feather. The 68th New York Infantry was known as the Cameron Rifles or the 2nd German Rifle Regiment. The 68th was organized in New York City in August 1861, took part in all major battles of the 11th and 20th army corps, including Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and later the Atlanta Campaign. This regiment had 118 casualties during the war. This is a rare opportunity to obtain an orig officer’s forage cap from a unit that saw service of most major battles in the East including Gettysburg. CONDITION: Lining is frayed in areas with a couple old repairs but is intact. Sweatband is intact, though it has several cracks. Cockade has some newer sewing. Brim has some new sewing to tighten. Hat has scattered mothing with largest damage along edge of top which is about ¼” x 1” long. Hat has faded to a brown/green. The orig blue can be seen in folded areas. 4-30697 JS22 (8,000-12,000)

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FIELD GLASSES PURPORTED TO BELONG TO GENERAL AMBROSE BURNSIDE. 1) Field glasses are about 4”tall, glass bodied and marked “La Vogue Paris” on lens cover. There is a recent note from orig seller who says these were purchased from General Burnsides estate in 1881 or 1882 by a relative. CONDITION: Field glasses seem to function and optics are functional. 2) 5/8” copper button from GAR uniform. CONDITION: Good. 4-30040, 4-60397 JS55 (200-400)

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ARCHIVE OF AMES MANUFACTURING COMPANY AND JAMES T. AMES DOCUMENTS & LETTERS. This very interesting grouping contains about 100 documents, letters, etc. Included in this grouping is an 1880 copy of the Manufacturer and Industrial Gazette featuring an article on the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, MA with James Ames’ picture on the cover and a 1769 dated almanac printed in Boston by Nathaniel Ames. Most correspondence here is addressed to James T. Ames from family members and business acquaintances concerning quite a gamut of subjects. Anyone interested in this lot should read all these letters. They concern a range of topics from the collection of scientific samples to manufacturing and patents. Documents date from late 18th century to late Victorian times. Documents include a letter from General James Ripley in 1842 concerning the armory. There is a rare Civil War CDV showing the Ames factory. There are various advertising cards. There is an invitation from President Filmore for Mr. Ames to join him for dinner. There is a letter to Ames concerning General James’ wounding; Ames manufactured James’ cannon. There is a September 1863 document concerning the inscription of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s presentation sword. All items are available on our website for detailed examination. Go to “Selected Highlights.” Most documents are in good condition 4-30246 JS29 (5,000-10,000)

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440
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A WONDERFUL AMERICAN CENTENNIAL PERIOD FLAG WITH THE RARE “FORT SUMPTER” STAR PATTERN. A large and colorful flag with 37 stars representing the period of Nebraska’s accession to the Union from July 4, 1867 to July 3, 1877 and spanning the celebration of America’s 100th anniversary. The flag measures 6’ X 10’ and is made of all hand sewn wool bunting with a canvas hoist having three brass grommets. On one end of the upper red stripe is a hand sewn cotton label reading “W. Martin Jones” in period ink. This extremely rare star pattern inside the canton is names after a flag that flew over Fort Sumpter. The white cotton stars are sewn in a pattern that approximates two opposing pyramids with a horizontal line of stars spanning the length of the canton. In addition there are sets of 2 stars, stacked vertically, in each corner of the canton. There are 13 red and white stripes. I have only seen a couple of flags offered on the market in this pattern over the past 20 years and it represents one of the most attractive star patterns. This flag was authorized during The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official world’s fair in the United States, which was held in Philadelphia, PA to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. It was officially names the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine. It was held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, was designed by Hermann Schwarzmann and about 10 million visitors attended, equivalent to about 20% of the population of the United States at the time. CONDITION: Excellent. Flag is in wonderful condition with only minor repairs here and there and a few tattered edges on the fly. Colors are bright, stitching is strong. 4-30318 CW10 (2,500-3,500)

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FINE SIGNAL CANNON. 36” brass bbl with 1-3/8” bore. Iron breechblock is operated by a large handle containing the lanyard operated hammer. Bbl is mounted on a 36” long x 25” high x 18” wide cast iron carriage. 10” brass wheels have hard rubber rims. Outside edges of carriage, including caps for trunnions, are nickel plated. Sides are painted black. A cloverleaf at front of carriage has been painted red. There is a plate on both sides of carriage marked “PATENTED JULY 14TH 1891 / MANUFACTURED BY E. BAGGOT / CHICAGO”. CONDITION: Very good-to-fine. Breechblock is currently stuck in place. 4-30031 FS143 (5,000-10,000)

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*LOT OF THREE RARE JUREK SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOLS & ONE SPARE BARREL. 1) Cal. 22. SN F8. Free pistol style with 9-5/8” oct to rnd bbl, ramp front sight and slide-mounted, full target, rear sight. Mounted with form fitting, adjustable grip with adjustable trigger. Operated by depressing a lever on right side of slide and manually sliding it to the rear which extracts the empty and opens the breech. Dr. Jurek, while not well-known in the United States, produced a variety of styles & models of high quality single shot target pistols, including muzzle loaders in Europe. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its strong, orig blue with minor, sharp edge wear. Wood is missing a piece from left grip by triggerguard, otherwise it is sound with most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 2) Cal. 38 Spcl. SN S10. Tip-up model with 6-3/4” ribbed bbl, partridge front sight & fully adjustable rear sight. It also has an adjustable trigger & free pistol style walnut grip with thumbhole rest. Spare bbl is for this pistol and is identical to the above configuration in caliber 22. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85% orig blue and frame about 95% bright case colors. Wood is sound with most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 3) Cal. 36 Perc. SN 3. It has a 9-3/8” rnd bbl, ramp front sight & fully adjustable rear sight. Mounted with large thumb rest checkered grip. CONDITION: Near new. Retains virtually all of its orig finish with strong blue & brilliant case colors. Accompanied by four firearms log books from England, apparently having something to do with Mr. Jurek. 4-30368 JR208 (3,000-5,000)

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1047
Revised: 3/8/2007

LOT OF THREE BABY HAMMERLESS DA REVOLVERS. 1) New Model. Cal. 22 short. SN 874. Nickel finish, 1-5/16” ovoid shaped bbl, half moon front sight and birdhead pearl grips with large head cyl pin. CONDITION: Very good. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, scattered pitting. Grips are fine. 2) Rare Large Frame. Cal. 22 long rifle. SN 452. Rare 8-shot cyl with 1-3/4” ovoid shaped bbl, nickel finish, half moon front sight and hard rubber birdhead grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Good mechanics, strong bright bore, grips are fine. 3) Ejector Model. Cal. 22 long. SN 145. Nickel finish, 1-1/4” ovoid shaped bbl, half moon front sight with square butt pearl grips. CONDITION: Very fine. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. Grips are fine. 4-30612 JR292 (1,000-1,500)

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1078
Revised: 3/8/2007

WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. Cal. 45-75. SN 56763. Probably a Northwest Mounted Police carbine with 22” rnd bbl, square base, barleycorn front sight with a Henry 900 yard, ladder rear sight. It has a stud & ring in left side of receiver. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with full length forearm & straight stock with carbine buttplate without trap. Right side of buttstock, at the buttplate, is stamped with some indecipherable letters and the number “56” leading to the speculation of the NWMP connection. Accompanied by a Waddy Colvert Firearms Research letter identifying this carbine as having been originally half nickel and shipped Nov. 16, 1887 to Order No. 1042. CONDITION: Very good, as completely refinished. Overall retains most of this dark blue with some deep pitting on forend cap and fine pitting on receiver & sideplates. Wood is sound with minor chips around the top tang and retains a restored oil finish over traces of orig finish. Mechanics are stiff, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light rust. 4-30097 JR234 (2,500-4,000)

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1094
Revised: 3/10/2007

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1892 SEMI-DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 25-20. SN 119737. Fine special order rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight with screw, semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman tang sight with loop. It has close-coupled dbl-set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, select, “I”-style checkered, American walnut with capped pistol grip stock & Winchester embossed hard rubber buttplate. Forend cap & stock have sling eyes. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as having been shipped Feb. 7, 1900, to order #51725, dbl set triggers are not mentioned but the letter goes on to say that the gun was returned and repaired Aug. 25, 1904 and the triggers added at that time. While the letter & factor records indicate shipment in 1900, rifle was actually manufactured in 1896. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 96-97% strong orig blue with a few flaked spots on left side of bbl near muzzle & slightly thinned over chamber area. Magazine tube has rub marks from takedown. Receiver retains about 88-90% strong, bright, orig blue, mostly on sides with bottom thinned & turning to patina on front half & over the top. Lever retains brilliant case colors on sides, turned silver on edges. Hammer retains about 85% strong case colors. Wood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear on forearm, retaining about 75% orig varnish. Buttstock shows light to moderate wear on checkering with a few scratches on each side and retains about all of its fine orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore, a little frosty in grooves with a spot or two of light pitting. Goforth Collection 4-60569 (5,000-8,000)

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1096
Revised: 2/20/2007

*FINE WINCHESTER MODEL 65 LEVER ACTION SPORTING RIFLE. SN 1004994. 218BEE Cal. 24-1/4” rnd bbl. Made in 1927. This is a transition piece with the peep sight mounted on the bolt and the slot in the bbl plugged. Brass bead front sight with ramp. CONDITION: Excellent. 98% blue on bbl and action. Flaked on the left side of the lever and mostly gray patina on the buttplate. Receiver with three extra holes (two with screws). Wood has minor handling marks. Action is fine. Bore is bright. 4-58948 (1,000-2,000)

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1117
Revised: 3/10/2007

*MARLIN MODEL 1893 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. Cal. 38-55. SN 206643. Factory records show this beautiful rifle was shipped on August 24, 1900. It has 26” oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman ivory bead hunting front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with “A” checkered, center crotch cut American walnut with serpentine grip stock and crescent buttplate. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are case colored. Accompanied by a rare, numbered NRA medallion for the “TEN BEST ARMS AWARD” from the NRA Annual Meeting of 2006 and the small blue & white NRA plaque that accompanies the award. CONDITION: Crisp & new, may have been fired, but if so, very little. Retains virtually all of its bright orig factory finish to bbl, magazine tube, forend cap & sights. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate retain 100% of their brilliant factory case colors and the wood about all of its wonderful factory varnish finish with a few minor creases in buttstock finish and a slight bruise on right side of wrist. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-30073 JR48 (10,000-15,000)

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1190A
Revised: 3/10/2007

SCARCE HENRY NETTLETON INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. Cal. 45 Colt. SN 48269. Henry Nettleton was the sub-inspector for only about 3,000 Colt Single Actions under inspector Capt. John E. Greer in the 1878 period for part of the first contract and the second & the third Government Contracts. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2” bbl, 1-line address with dbl dashes under the “O” in “CO”. It has 3-line patent dates with a “US” on left side of frame and a 1-pc walnut grip. It has “HN” sub-inspector initials on bottom of bbl, frame, trigger guard, top of back strap, cylinder, bottom of grip and left side of hammer. Left side of grip has a clear “JEG” inspector cartouche in an oval and the date “1878”. Right side has a crisp “HN” cartouche in an oval. Accompanied by a fine Model 1881 U.S. flap holster, marked on flap “ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL”, with “WTG” inspector initials. It is full length with the orig plug. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl retains 87-88% strong orig blue with most of loss on left side. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, brilliant on left side with some moderate fading on lower right side. Hammer retains about 90% bright case colors. Cylinder retains 75-80% thin blue/brown on outer diameter with bright blue in flutes and rear face. Ejector rod housing retains about 90% orig blue, brilliant in gullets, thinning on outer diameter. Back strap is mostly a blue/gray patina with strong blue at top and on buttstrap. Trigger guard retains about 75% orig blue, strong in sheltered areas, flaking to a blue/gray patina on front strap. Grip is sound with some slight chemical staining on left side showing light to moderate edge wear and retains most of its fine oil finish. Will not hold at half cock, otherwise mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Holster has a somewhat dry & crackled surface but retains about 90-92% of its orig arsenal finish. This is an exceptional cavalry Colt suitable for any collection or museum. 4-31035 JR521 (30,000-40,000)

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1191
Revised: 3/10/2007

COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER. Cal 45LC. SN 55625. 7-1/2” rnd bbl. Standard markings on bbl and frame. Factory letter shows that this was delivered to the US inspector at the Colt factory April 21, 1880. This is verified by the date above the “DAL” inspector cartouche on left side of grip. Lt. David A. Lyle was chief inspector at the factory at this period of time. Sub inspector mark “DFC” appears on frame, bbl, grip (both as cartouche on right side and as initials on the bottom) and cyl. There is a letter of authentication from John Kopec verifying all features including the use of what he calls the “Henry Nettleton” style of bbl from the late 1870s. He concludes his letter, “this revolver is in my opinion 100% correct in all of its features. The orig military blue and case/colors appear to be near perfect in every respect.” Black leather holster is marked “LANZ, OWEN & CO.” in an arc over “CHICAGO” on rear of belt loop. “US” is embossed on front partially covered by the flap. Inspector marks appear on the tongue of the flap. Holster has a light bend near the front and light cracks and flaking on the flap. CONDITION: (See above). 4-30979 FS179 (50,000-80,000)

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1244
Revised: 3/10/2007

LOT OF ITEMS SEIZED FROM JAMES GANG OUTLAW CLELL MILLER AT THE NORTHFIELD, MINNESOTA BANK ROBBERY. This lot consists of a Smith & Wesson Second Model American revolver, an early half seat saddle with bent wood stirrups and a pair of brass spurs. These items were the property of Clell Miller, a member of the James/Younger Gang which attempted to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, MN on Sept. 7, 1876. The gang entered the town in three different groups with Jesse & Frank James and Bob Younger entering the bank, while Cole Younger & Clell Miller acted as guards in the street with the remaining three members of the gang guarding the escape route over the bridge leading out of town. When the Northfield citizens became aroused and starting shooting at the gang and Frank & Jesse couldn’t force the teller, Joseph Haywood, to open the safe, they decided to abandon the robbery and attempted to escape. In the meantime a young medical student, Henry M. Wheeler, at home in Northfield on vacation, who had just been turned away from the bank by Clell Miller, raced to the hotel where he knew there was an old Civil War carbine and some ammunition. He grabbed the carbine and the only three cartridges available and took a position in an upstairs window where he killed Clell Miller and wounded Bob Younger in the elbow. Another outlaw, Bill Chadwell, was also killed by a Mr. Manning. The remainder of the gang managed to escape even though they were all wounded, some severely. Once the shooting had stopped Mr. Wheeler returned to the street where he removed the revolver & spurs from Miller’s body and took possession of Miller’s horse & saddle which, according to family history, he rode for many years until the horse died. The two dead outlaws were summarily buried in Northfield but Mr. Wheeler, knowing that his medical school was in need of cadavers for dissection & study, disinterred the two bodies, packed them in barrels of water labeled “FRESH PAINT” and shipped them back to his medical school. The family of Clell Miller, learning of the situation, demanded return of his body which was allowed before any dissection took place. The other outlaw, Bill Chadwell, was not claimed and so was dissected & studied at the medical school. Family history & some newspaper accounts report that Dr. Wheeler then cleaned Chadwell’s skeleton, reassembled it and maintained it in his medical office for many years, pointing out to any interested visitor the bullet lodged in the skeleton’s spine. The revolver, as previously noted, is a Smith & Wesson 2nd Model American, caliber 44 American, SN 18550, with 8” keyhole bbl, half moon front sight and 2-pc wood grips. Butt strap has a plugged lanyard stud hole and it has traces of orig nickel finish. Backstrap is engraved in period script “This pistol removed from the body of Clel (sic) Miller a member of the James Gang killed by H.M. Wheeler Northfield Min. Sept. 7. 1876”. Accompanied by a notarized letter dated 8 September 1965 and signed Floyd Wheeler, Rome Hiway, Kingston, GA. In the letter Mr. Wheeler states that H.M. Wheeler was his great-grandfather and relates the story of Mr. Wheeler killing Clell Miller and taking Miller’s revolver, spurs & saddle, also Miller’s horse which he rode form many years. Floyd Wheeler states in the letter that he is trading “the pistol, spurs and saddle to Robert Patterson owner of Pattersons Hardware Rome, Georgia, for two Model 42 Winchesters and a Parker shotgun.” Also accompanying is another notarized letter dated Nov. 13, 2006 signed Everett Mealor, stating that he had heard that Robert had traded for “an outlaw’s gun, saddle and spurs.” and that 35 years later he was able to acquire all the above items. CONDITION: The revolver is used & worn, maintaining a mottled, dark brown patina with traces of orig nickel and light surface pitting. Grips are heavily worn with replaced screw & escutcheon. Mechanics are a little loose but functional, strong pitted bore. Spurs are Civil War style with small rowells with one side of one shank broken away with a rusted replacement rowell and rivet. The other rowell has several broken points and overall are both a dark coffee colored patina. Saddle is dry with some crackling in seat and on front leathers but reasonably intact. Of all the famous outlaw items to come to market in recent years, this is the only grouping with iron clad authentication. It is from one of, if not, the most famous or infamous incidents in Western outlaw history. 8-76199 (75,000-125,000)

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1247
Revised: 2/20/2007

SCARCE AD TOPPERWEIN SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. Cal. 44 Russian. SN 34164. Blue finish with 6-1/2” keyhole bbl, target front & rear sights with diamond checkered walnut grips. Sideplate on left side is engraved with a large “T” and right side of frame is inscribed, through the blue, “FROM / AD. TOEPPERWEIN / TO / HAROLD CLINE / 1945”. (NOTE: “Toepperwein” is the correct and original spelling, however, Winchester dropped the “E” so there name is spelled in two different ways). (Noted friends of Toepperwein since 1912, a display of Toepperwein arms were loaned to the Buckhorn Museum by the Cline family.) The engraving is of the style of Wolf & Klaar in Fort Worth, TX. The bottom half of the grip is wound with many layers of old, braided, cotton string, lacquered, and then covered with a brown substance. Accompanied by a hand written letter from Mr. Topperwein to Harold Cline dated Feb. 27, 45 transferring a 44 S&W Russian that he states was the “pistol” his wife, Plinky, learned to shoot with and used in their exhibitions all over the United States & Canada for many years to shoot small objects from his fingers and mouth. He states “. . . now that Plinky has passed on & as I will probably not do as much shooting as formerly. I want to feel that at least some of our guns will be left in good hands, they seem like old friends you know & I want them to be taken care of.” This letter is on Winchester letterhead stationery with Mr. Topperwein’s name & address in upper left corner. It is signed “Sincerely, Ad”. There are six holes down left edge of paper that Mr. Topperwine allegedly shot. Also accompanied by a TRUFIT quick-draw leather holster with single loop & buckstitch lacing with a leather thong. Some information and photos regarding the Buckhorn Museum and the Cline loan are included with this lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains about 95% of a fine factory restored finish. There is a star following serial number on buttstrap. It retains most of its factory case colors on hammer, bright on sides, faded on edge. Trigger is faded gray case colors. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Letter is yellowed and brittle with a couple of small cracks and some foxing with water stains on left edge. Holster shows wear & soil with some mildew with some leather cut from triggerguard area and now does not fit well. Grips have painted cord wrapped around base, likely added by Ad or “Plinky” to suit them. 4-30062 (4,000-7,000)

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1264
Revised: 3/8/2007

FINE ALEX HENRY DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 400/450 Express. SN 7710. Beautiful double rifle with 26” steel bbls, ramp front sight with 3-leaf platinum-line express rear sight mounted on a quarter rib, 100-300 yards, doll’s head rib extension, dbl chopper lumps, extractor & dbl triggers. Mounted with highly figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm with lever latch and pistol grip stock, 14-1/4” over a solid red recoil pad. Bbls have a safari sling eye with corresponding loop in buttstock. Buttstock has a blank silver initial oval and steel grip cap. Receiver has side clips with very nicely executed foliate patterns, while the sides of receiver have light border patterns with foliate arabesque patterns around hinge pin & screws. Top tang has “SAFE” in gold. Accompanied by two nickeled brass snap caps. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 10 lbs. .96 oz. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbls retain virtually all of a restored finish, missing sight hood. Receiver retains 60-70% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & handling marks and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Good mechanics, bright shiny bores. 4-30160 JR37 (12,500-17,500)

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1268
Revised: 2/20/2007

*NEAR MYTHICAL LOST CZAR OF RUSSIA PARKER A1 SPECIAL GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 168304. Built on a No. 2 frame, this spectacular shotgun has 32″ Whitworth steel bbs choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & gold washed, checkered dbl triggers. Mounted with very highly figured, replacement checkered, straight stock with skeleton buttplate, 15″ LOP. Splinter forearm is orig to this shotgun with superb full coverage, very fine checkering & fleur-de-lis carved patterns. Water table has usual markings of “A1S” in a trapezoid surmounted with a small “S”, which is all above the serial number. Below the serial number is the number “8”, followed by a matching small “S”, probably indicating a Grade 8 with special features. Receiver and all appended metal parts are all spectacularly engraved in deep relief foliate & floral arabesque patterns with triggerguard and about 2-1/2″ over chambers engraved to match. Muzzles have a narrow engraved pattern. Fences have a very deep relief fleur-de-lis on each side with three raised ribs around rear edges. The tiny thumb pad on opening lever is pierced carved. The skeleton buttplate is orig Parker equipment and fully engraved, but not in matching patterns and has serial number “230959” inside toe. Stock has a large gold initial oval engraved “H.S.”, the initials of the gentleman who originally bought this shotgun from Parker Bros. Accompanied by a 2-page typewritten orig letter on “The Parker Gun” letterhead stationery dated December 16, 1915, addressed “Dear Hal” and signed by Wilbur F. Parker, Jr. The body of letter acknowledges payment for the “Czar Gun” and wishes him success on his trip to Canada and regrets that he has not yet had an opportunity to shoot the “Czar Gun”. The central paragraph states “This gun which you purchased was originally ordered by the officers of the staff of the Czar of Russia, to be presented to him by them. The gun was ordered from Parker Bros., to be absolutely first class in every respect, and of our highest grade. The gun was shipped from here by express in July, 1914, but before the Express Company was able to forward it from New York, war broke out in Europe, and the gun was returned to us. After keeping it for several months, – being unable to get in touch with the people in Russia who had contracted for the gun, we decided to sell it, and are pleased to know that you are the possessor of this splendid gun. It certainly is a work of art, and has, in our opinion, few, if any equals in this country today.” The letter goes on with a small sales pitch and personal regards from the writer indicating a personal friendship. Also accompanying is a small certificate from The Whitworth Company of Manchester, England, dated February 12, 1912 to Parker Bros. stating that two sets of bbls, Nos. 45649 & 45650 were manufactured with Whitworth Fluid Pressed Steel. No. 45649 is the number of the bbls on this shotgun. Bottom of note is overstamped by Parker Bros. certifying that gun No. 168304 was made with above tubes. Additionally accompanying are four orig Parker Bros. hang tags, two of which give specifications for this shotgun. The other two are instructional in content. Also accompanying is the orig envelope from the orig purchaser, upon which is written in grease pencil, “PARKER GUN WHITWORTH GUN CERTIF.” Additional accompaniment is a 2-page Parker Gun Collectors Association letter fully identifying this shotgun as above and incorporating all of the order book information as listed above. Further included are five pages of copies of the Parker order books detailing the information regarding this shotgun as reported above. On pp. 658-666 of Vol. II, The Parker Story, Gunther, Mullins, Parker, Price, Cote, details all of the known information regarding this shotgun. Authors state that it was ordered March 5, 1914 by a Col. Tarnovski, as found in Order Book #91, p. 78, Order #138479, dated March 6th. The order was from O.R. Dickey of Wellington, Massachusetts. The price was $375.00 for shotgun plus $18.75 for ejectors. This was the cost of an A1 Special at that time, having been reduced from previously higher price of $500.00. This section also deals with the apparent misconception of the configuration of the Czar of Russia Parker as related in the 1961 book, Parker, America’s Finest Shotgun, Peter H. Johnson, wherein Mr. Johnson had relied on word of mouth descriptions from various employees as to the actual configuration, which the authors of The Parker Story have completely debunked. This section further clarifies the confusion regarding the shipping of this shotgun on July 30, 1914, to the Russian/American lines on Pier 5 in Brooklyn, NY. The shotgun was subsequently returned to Parker Bros., apparently because WWI had broken out and for whatever reason, the shotgun did not make its way onto a ship bound for Russia. The Johnson book states that the stock & forearm were gold inlaid and that the Russian crest with 2-headed eagle was inlaid in gold on the trigger bow. One of the notes on p. 78 of the Order Book states “Dickey suggests no gold plated triggers or gold in trigger bow” which further debunks the Johnson story as probably selective or creative memory by former employees as related thirty to forty years after the actual manufacture of the shotgun. Reading the complete section in The Parker Story coupled with the orig letter that accompanies the shotgun leaves no doubt that this is the orig and only “Czar of Russia” Parker shotgun. Page 456 of Parker Gun Identification & Serialization lists this shotgun as a Grade “W7” with remaining features as found on the shotgun. Grade W7 indicates a AAH Grade shotgun with Whitworth Steel bbls rather than the A1 Special which this shotgun undoubtedly is. The explanation for the error in the book, Parker Gun Identification & Serialization is from the author, Charlie Herzog. Mr. Herzog explained that when he was instructing the data entry person for this book he taught them to determine the grade based on the sale price recorded in the Parker records. Initially the price for an A1 Special was $500.00 and a AAH Grade was $375.00. At that time he was unaware that the A1 Special price had been reduced to $375.00 just before this shotgun was ordered and therefore the data entry person recorded it as an AAH grade. When this shotgun was ordered for the Czar the orig specifications for the buttstock was for a 14” LOP. Later, the American buyer, obviously a larger man than the Czar, had the orig buttstock replaced with one having its current 15” LOP. There are no records of when this work was done but we are reasonably certain that it occurred sometime in the 1930’s and was likely ordered through Abercrombie & Fitch. It is known that the American owner was a frequent customer at Abercrombie & Fitch and in fact the case, which fits this longer stock perfectly, is an Abercrombie & Fitch case. Additionally accompanied by this maroon felt lined, Abercrombie & Fitch tan leather trunk case compartmented for the shotgun, a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch nickeled snap caps and an Abercrombie & Fitch nickeled square oil bottle. Also contained is a 2-pc ebony & brass wiping rod, jag & mop and a red leather covered bbl protector. Top of lid is embossed “H.S.” Bore restrictions: left – .036, right – .039. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .033. Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .734. Drop at heel: 1-5/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.8 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine, bright, professionally restored finish. Receiver & triggerguard are dark metal color with a heavy coating of old dried oil showing very light wear. Wood is sound with orig forearm retaining most of its orig finish with light diamond point wear in checkering. Stock has light handling & storage marks and retains most of its fine custom finish. Triggers retain most of their orig gold wash. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally fine. 4-30228 JR1 (225,000-325,000)

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1268A
Revised: 3/10/2007

*EXTREMELY RARE CASED PARKER DHE/AHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 242314. Most unusual, very late Parker, built on an “0” frame with 26” unmarked bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl selective trigger. Water table is marked “DH”. Mounted with extra finish, exhibition quality, flame & burl grain, center crotch cut, American walnut with checkered & carved, extra length, beavertail forearm, 10-7/8” long with “A” quality coverage, checkered & carved wrist with checkered, raised, teardrop side panels, 14-1/8” over a skeleton checkered butt. It has a blank silver initial oval on bottom & a Parker hard rubber grip cap. Receiver & all appended metal have, at minimum, “A” quality coverage engraving with custom vignettes of three quail on left side, a pointer on right side and two partridge on the floorplate with a setter’s head on trigger bow, all done in extra detail surrounded by very fine, extra quality, foliate arabesque patterns. Accompanied by a packet of information from the grandson of the orig owner and subsequent owners. In a letter from Clifton L. Howell, Jr. of Winterhaven, Florida, dated 1978, he states that this shotgun was ordered by his grandfather, Dan Howell, of Lake City, Florida, who was very closely acquainted with a number of executives from the Remington Arms Company in the late 1930’s/early 1940’s. He hunted with them in South Dakota and was close personal friends with Bernie Strader, who was the general manager of Remington in 1941. Mr. Strader apparently convinced Mr. Howell to visit the Remington Factory and persuaded him to order a Parker shotgun, which he did, and the above described Parker is the result. Dan Howell was in the timber & turpentine business in Florida and acquired a large tract of land which encompassed Lake Palestine where he & a number of local friends established a hunting & fishing lodge called the Dan Howell Hunting Club. They had a skeet range & raised their own quail, turkeys & deer and apparently became acquainted with the Remington executives by inviting them to hunt at the club. Aside from the Remington folks, apparently Mr. Howell’s close friends were, like him, minimally educated but self-made wealthy men who considered themselves “crackers” and an elaborately decorated shotgun would have been out of place and regarded as ostentatious in this group. Letter also states that Mr. Howell personally selected the vignettes that he wished to be on the shotgun along with the wood for it. Apparently Mr. Strader had the additional engraving applied. This shotgun was given to Clifton Howell in 1947 and apparently remained in his possession until 1978 when he sold it to a well-known dealer in Georgia, the late Bob Bostwick, who sold or traded it to Herschel Chadick, another well-recognized name in the shotgun field, who subsequently sold it to a gentleman in Virginia and then on to our consignor. A letter from Mr. Chadick indicates that he added the case. Also accompanied by the aforementioned, green felt lined, leather trunk case, compartmented in bottom for the shotgun, a square nickeled oiler, a pair of snap caps, a 2-pc brass & wood cleaning rod and cleaning tools. Bore diameter: left – .621, right – .622. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .006. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 14.08 oz. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, near new, possibly unfired. Retains virtually all of its orig factory finish to both metal & wood with strong bright blue on bbls & triggerguard and brilliant case colors on receiver & forend iron. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor spots in checkering and no other discernible flaws. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. Case is equally new. 4-31150 JR446 (30,000-50,000)

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1275
Revised: 3/10/2007

*PARKER VHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 199526. Built on a “00” frame with lightning cuts in the water table, 26” Vulcan Steel bbls choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, shell grain, checkered American walnut with splinter forearm & straight hand stock, 14-1/4” over a checkered butt. It has a blank silver initial shield on bottom. Receiver has light border decorations with maker’s name on each side. Bore diameter: left – .557, right – .557. Bore restrictions: left – .003, right – .003. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Weight: 5 lbs. 11.84 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Retains virtually all of a beautiful, very professional restored finish with bright rust blue on bbls and a small spot of pitting. Receiver retains brilliant bone charcoal case colors and the wood is sound with a clean bright finish having only a very minor couple of small nicks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores that may have been honed. 4-31127 JR478 (15,000-20,000)

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1276
Revised: 3/10/2007

*RARE PARKER BHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 28 ga. SN 193749. Built on an “0” frame with 30” Acme Steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & gold plated dbl triggers. Mounted with extremely beautiful, streaky, marblecake, circassian walnut with full checkered splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with raised checkered, fleur-de-lis carved side panels & extensively checkered wrist, 14-1/4” over a skeleton & checkered butt. It has hard rubber grip cap with blank gold center. Receiver is very nicely engraved with two pointers on left side, a setter & pointer on right side and a setter & pointer with flushing pheasant on floorplate, all surrounded with about 75% coverage fine foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a bar on each side. The fences have a single raised rib around their rear edges. Bore diameter: left – .565, right – .565. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .017. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 13.44 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of an extremely fine, very professionally restored finish of Turnbull quality with strong rust blue on bbls with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver has brilliant Parker style, bone charcoal colors and triggerguard most of its bright blue, thin on the tang. Wood is sound with a couple of very minor handling & storage marks and retains a beautiful, orig color finish. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bores. 4-31128 JR479 (17,500-27,500)

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1277
Revised: 3/10/2007

*SCARCE PARKER BHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 130127. Scarce Parker being a 16 ga. built on an “0” frame with 28” Titanic Steel bbls choked SKEET/SKEET with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with highly figured, streaky, honey & chocolate circassian walnut with checkered, splinter forearm and straight hand stock with checkered, raised fleur-de-lis side panels, 14”over a skeleton, checkered buttplate. It has a blank gold initial oval on bottom. Receiver is engraved in typical “B” grade patterns with two pointers on left side, two setters on right side and two setters on floorplate with flushing pheasant, surrounded by about 70% foliate arabesque patterns with maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Fences have a single raised rib around back edges and the opening lever has a raised decorated area. This shotgun will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .668, right – .667. Bore restrictions: left – .004, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .016, right – .023. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.44 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a very professionally restored finish with strong blue on bbls and bright bone charcoal case hardening of Turnbull quality with bright blue triggerguard. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bores that may have been honed. 4-31129 JR481 (15,000-20,000)

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1278
Revised: 2/20/2007

*RARE PARKER BHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL DAMASCUS PIGEON GUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 124791. Extremely rare Parker built on a #2 frame with the very rare 32” Damascus bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave matted rib, single bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & double triggers. It is mounted with replacement, very highly figured, marblecake, honey & chocolate circassian walnut with full checkered original forearm that has had the checkering freshened and straight hand stock with raised, carved, checkered, fleur-de-lis sidepanels with extensively checkered wrist and Monte Carlo comb 14-5/8″”over a skeleton, checkered buttplate. It has a blank gold initial oval on the bottom. The receiver is engraved in unusual custom patterns with bouquets of flowers on each side and a large bouquet on the floorplate, surrounded by well executed, intertwined, foliate arabesque patterns. The fences have a single raised rib around their back edges and all appended metal is engraved to match. Made without a safety for live pigeon shooting. Bore diameter: left – .745, right – .737. Bore restrictions: left – .050, right – .045. Wall thickness: left – .014, right – .022. Drop at heel: 1-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 14.08 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. The bbls retain a fine silver/blue restored finish with 2 small dents with pin holes about 8” from the muzzle. The receiver retains traces of case colors in the very sheltered areas being mostly a silver patina. The wood is sound and retains virtually all of its restored finish with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, pitted and worn bores with the aforementioned hole in the left side. 4-31063 (5,500-6,500)

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1280
Revised: 3/10/2007

*RARE PARKER CHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN THAT BELONGED TO L.L. BEAN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 236202. Built on a No. 1 frame with 26” Acme Steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, extra slim, checkered American walnut with splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14” over an old Hawkins red waffle pad. Receiver is engraved in typical “C” patterns with a bird dog on each side and a large flying goose in a marsh scene on floorplate. Bottom of stock has a silver initial oval engraved “LLB”. Accompanied by a letter from Herschel Chadick, well-known high grade shotgun dealer, to a previous owner dated Feb. 19, 1992. Mr. Chadick states that he purchased this shotgun from a collector who had owned it for a number of years. This cataloguer has personal direct knowledge of this shotgun, having financed its purchase by the late Larry Higgins of Auburn, Maine from an old Vermont family back in the mid to late 1980’s. It has remained in limited circulation until now, having just emerged from another fine collection. The consignor purchased it directly from the addressee of the above letter. Bore diameter: left – .664, right – .664. Bore restrictions: left – .025, right – .009. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .018. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 6 lbs. 6.08 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 95-96% strong, orig blue with some thinning and a small chemical spot at the muzzles with slight thinning, a couple of nicks and a spot of pitting over chamber areas. Right bbl appears to have had a small dent removed about mid-point. Receiver retains 50-60% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound having been cleaned, but does not appear to have been refinished. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bores. 4-31130 JR482 (25,000-40,000)

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1282
Revised: 3/10/2007

*PARKER CHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 239966. Built on a scarce 1-1/2 frame with 32” Titanic Steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors & Parker sgl selective trigger. Mounted with orig, extremely beautiful, flame grain, American walnut with carved & checkered, beavertail forearm and straight hand stock, 14-1/8” over a Hawkins pad. Receiver is engraved with typical “C” grade patterns of a bird dog in field scenes on each side with a flying mallard in a marsh scene on floorplate, all surrounded by about 70% coverage foliate arabesque patterns. All appended metal is engraved to match. This shotgun will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .731. Bore restrictions: left – .037, right – .028. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .035. Drop at heel: 1-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 8 lbs. 3.84 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of an exceptionally fine, professionally restored finish with strong deep blue on bbls and beautiful bone charcoal case colors on receiver. Wood is sound with no perceptible flaws. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bores. 4-31085 JR492 (10,000-15,000)

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1286
Revised: 3/10/2007

*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 237074. Built on an “0” frame with 28” Titanic Steel bbls choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors and Parker sgl selective trigger. Mounted with very beautiful, checkered, shell grain, American walnut with splinter forearm and pistol grip stock with raised, teardrop side panels, 13-1/2” over a skeleton buttplate with checkered center. Bottom of stock has a silver initial plate engraved “T.Q. STABLER / 1940”. Receiver is engraved in typical D-grade patterns consisting of a bird dog on each side and four quail on floorplate with “PARKER” on bottom front, surrounded by about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns. This shotgun will letter as found. Bore diameter: left – .615, right – .615. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .008. Wall thickness: left – .027, right – .021. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 7.36 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of a wonderful Turnbull style, professional restoration with strong rust blue on bbls with only minor muzzle edge wear and a couple of light mars over chamber areas. Receiver retains brilliant bone charcoal case colors with slight edge wear on bottom and trigger guard is bright blue. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with a few minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and some chemical spotting on the comb. Ejectors will cock manually and function but will not cock when shotgun is assembled, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores that may have been honed. 4-31087 JR522 (7,000-12,000)

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1290
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*PARKER DHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 230599. Built on a scarce 1-1/2 frame with 26” Titanic Steel bbls choked SKEET IN/SKEET OUT with flat, tapered, matted, ventilated rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors and Parker sgl selective trigger. Mounted with extremely beautiful burl & flame grain American walnut with extensively carved & checkered beavertail forearm and straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14” over a checkered butt. Bottom of stock has a blank silver initial oval. Receiver is engraved in typical “D” patterns with a bird dog on each side and four pheasants on floorplate, all surrounded by about 50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns. It has maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. Bore diameter: left – .733, right – .735. Bore restrictions: left – .015, right – .017. Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 7 lbs. 12.48 oz. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall retains all of an extremely fine, professionally restored finish with strong orig style blue on bbls with brilliant bone charcoal case colors on receiver and bright blue on triggerguard. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that have been honed. 4-31083 JR493 (8,000-12,000)

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1296
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*PARKER VHE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 237933. Built on an “0” frame with 26” Vulcan Steel bbls choked SKEET IN/SKEET OUT and so marked on bottom of bbls, with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, doll’s head rib extension, ejectors and Parker sgl selective trigger. Mounted with highly figured, checkered, American walnut with extended target style, beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock, 14” over a checkered butt. This is the orig wood, numbered to this shotgun. The wood is of higher quality than usual for a V-grade and is most unusual to find a checkered butt on a V-grade. Receiver has light border patterns with “PARKER” on bottom front. This shotgun, like a 16 ga. VHE grade being sold elsewhere in this auction, will letter with a straight stock & standard forearm but there is no doubt that this is the orig factory wood. It is listed in the middle of twelve other V & D-grade shotguns, all with 26” bbls, ejectors, sgl selective triggers, straight stocks & large forearms. This shotgun is only listed with ejectors. It is apparent that this is a transcription error in the records. Bore diameter: left – .618, right – .616. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .011. Wall thickness: left – .029, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.84 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain 97-98% strong, orig blue and receiver 90-92% strong, orig bright case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, turned silver on bottom. Wood is sound with very minor handling & storage marks and retains virtually all of a fine, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores with a slight bit of roughness just in front of chamber in right bbl. 4-31080 JR523 (3,000-5,000)

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1332
Revised: 3/8/2007

BEAUTIFUL ENGRAVED R.G. OWEN DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN 397. Fine German-made double with 26-3/4” bbls choked CYL/CYL with tapered, concave, matted rib, Bradley red ivory front bead & ivory middle bead with third bite, dbl underbite, ejectors & sgl selective trigger. Rib has “R.G. OWEN, SAQUOIT. N.Y.” in gold. Mounted with very nicely figured English or American walnut with checkered splinter forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered side panels, 14-1/8” over a checkered skeleton buttplate. Boxlock receiver has triple scalloped back edges and a removable floorplate and is fantastically engraved by Rudolph Kornbrath. Left side of receiver has a deep relief setter in a very detailed field scene with extreme detail in the dog. Right side has a pointer retrieving a woodcock, also in extreme detail and the bottom has two flying ducks in a marsh scene in equally fine detail, all surrounded by full coverage extremely fine, well-executed foliate arabesque patterns in Kornbrath’s inimitable style with very tight, intertwined scrolls with his trademark heart-shaped pattern worked into the design. Opening lever, top tang, triggerguard, buttplate & forend iron and 1-5/8” up bbls are engraved to match. Safety is non-functioning. Internal examination disclosed that the safety parts have been removed and thumb button blocked. Bore diameter: left – .687, right – .687. Bore restrictions: left – .004, right – .001. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .022. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-7/16”. Weight: 6 lbs. .96 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong bright blue with a few scattered spots of pitting. Receiver is faded case colors turned to silver. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains most of an extremely fine, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny honed bores. 4-30290 JR42 (3,500-5,000)

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1384
Revised: 3/10/2007

*RARE L.C. SMITH DELUXE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 119365. One of only 30 deluxe grade shotguns built by L.C. Smith in period 1913-1946. It has 30” steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with flat, tapered, matted, ventilated rib, brass front bead & ivory center bead with crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & gold plated Hunter One-trigger. Rib has “L C SMITH De-LUXE GRADE” in gold and rib extension is engraved with maker’s name & address. Bottom of bbls are engraved “SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH” on left side and “FLUID COMPRESSED STEEL” on right side and both bbls have the Whitworth proofmarks. There are other proofmarks on bbl flats. Mounted with spectacular circassian walnut with carved & checkered, black insert, splinter forearm and rnd knob stock with gold & horn grip cap, 14-1/2” over a checkered butt with horn, heel & toes plates. Water table, standing breech, bbl flats & faces are jeweled. Receiver & all appended iron have full coverage, very high quality engraving with three raised gold quail on left lockplate, two raised gold pigeons on right lockplate and a raised gold dog’s head with partridge on trigger plate. Vignettes, fences & various other areas of receiver and forend iron have gold wire inlay with a gold “S” on top tang. Triggerguard has pierced file work with decorative edges. Engraving & gold wire inlay extend about 2-5/8” up over bbls and rib extension. This shotgun has either been upgraded or had the orig engraving enhanced. This exact serial number appears on p. 213 of L.C. Smith Shotguns, Brophy, and indicates shipment July 3, 1929. Bore diameter: left – .726, right – .726. Bore restrictions: left – .039, right – .021. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .027. Drop at heel: 1-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 8 lbs. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as a Deluxe grade, 12 ga. with 30” bbls with regular frame, ejectors and ventilated rib, shipped July 3, 1929 to Macumber, Smith Co. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored. Bbls retain a fine professional rust blue with receiver & lockplates having brilliant case colors. Triggerguard retains virtually all of its restored blue. Wood is sound and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Right hammer does not seem to want to cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-30184 JR170 (30,000-50,000)

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1386
Revised: 3/10/2007

VERY RARE L.C. SMITH GRADE 4 DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 8 bore. SN 42179. Wonderful, massive “8” bore with 32”, very fine, star & chain Damascus bbls with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Bbls are unmarked except for serial number & some small initials on bottom. It has the grade marking on frame, under left lockplate. Mounted with straight grain, nicely figured, checkered American walnut with black insert, splinter forearm that has the dog’s head insert in middle. It has semi-pistol grip stock, 13-1/4” over a crystallized, thin red pad. Grip appears to be extremely long with an oval, hard rubber grip cap. Lockplates have a bird dog on each side with maker’s name on each lockplate and has light arabesque patterns elsewhere. Unable to gauge bore diameter or bore restrictions. Wall thickness: left – .065, right – .064. Drop at heel: 2-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-7/8”. Weight: 11 lbs. 14.72 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as a Grade 4, 8 ga. with 32” bbls. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored. Bbls retain strong chocolate brown Damascus pattern with muzzle edge wear and some thinning on outside edges. Receiver and lockplates retain brilliant, orig style case colors. Stock has a hairline back of each lockplate, otherwise wood is sound with replacement black tip and dog’s head insert in forearm and freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with a spot or two of fine pitting, may have been honed. 4-30188 JR181 (7,500-12,500)

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1387
Revised: 3/10/2007

RARE L.C. SMITH MONOGRAM GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 2602. Beautiful high grade big bore with 32” Sir Joseph Whitworth Steel bbls with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension, extractor and gold plated dbl triggers. Mounted with replacement, nicely figured, English walnut with fleur-de-lis carved & checkered, dbl black insert, splinter forearm & semi-pistol grip stock, 14-1/8” over an old Noshoc solid red pad. Receiver & lockplates are engraved in typical Monogram patterns with bird dogs on each lockplate and maker’s name in a ribbon on each side. There is a small vignette of a flying duck on the left front side of receiver and of a flying goose on right front side of receiver with the balance having about 75% coverage floral & arabesque patterns. Forend iron, rib extension, about 2” over chamber areas and about 1” at muzzles are engraved to match. This appears to be an upgraded gun with the serial number having been stamped over an existing number. The previous number appears to have been “2062”. There is a letter “M” stamped on left side of frame, underneath lockplate. Bore diameter: left – .785, right – .783. Bore restrictions: left – .060, right – .059. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 9 lbs. 1.6 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun with two entries, first as a Grade 1E and then as a Monogram Grade. Both entries reflect 10 ga. with 32” Damascus bbls. The first entry gives the stock dimensions as 14-1/2” pull with 1-7/8” drop at comb and 3-3/16” drop at heel. It was shipped Sept. 7, 1897 to A.C. Chase, tagged Thomas Hughlett. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored. Bbls retain bright rust blue and receiver & lockplates brilliant, orig style, case colors. There is a hairline back of right lockplate, otherwise wood is sound and retains virtually all of its bright custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that have been honed. 4-30180 JR174 (5,000-10,000)

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1390
Revised: 3/10/2007

*L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE FEATHERWEIGHT DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN FWE26670. Beautiful lightweight shotgun with 30” Nitro Steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Tops of bbls have the usual markings and there is an engraved gold band at the rib/rib extension joint. Mounted with very nicely figured, flame grain, checkered American walnut with black insert, full checkered splintered forearm and beautifully checkered straight grip stock, 14-1/4” over an old Jostam pad. Receiver & lockplates are engraved in typical crown grade patterns with two bird dogs in field scenes on each side along with maker’s name, completely surrounded by floral & foliate arabesque patterns. Opening lever has an inlaid gold crown on the pivot, with triggerguard engraved to match. Engraving extends about 1-1/2” over chambers on bbls. Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .040, right – .038. Wall thickness: left – .026, right – .027. Drop at heel: 1-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight: 7 lbs. 2.88 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as a Crown Grade Featherweight ejector, 12 ga. with 30” bbls shipped Dec. 2, 1920 to McDonald & Linforth. It was returned Dec. 31, 1920 by McDonald & Linforth and reshipped Jan. 8, 1924 to Tufts-Lyon Arms Co. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain most of a fine restored rust blue with some slight discoloration about mid-point and a small dent in right bbl. Receiver retains 25-30% case colors in very sheltered areas with balance turned silver. Lockplates have also turned silver. Wood is sound and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that have been honed. 4-30194 JR177 (3,000-5,000)

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1391
Revised: 3/10/2007

*L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 220003. Fine graded L.C. Smith shotgun with 26” nitro steel bbls choked IMP-CYL/FULL in reverse order. It has tapered, matted, concave rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Right bbl is engraved “L.C. SMITH Crown GRADE” and “MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS CO, INC., FULTON, N.Y.” on the left. Mounted with very highly figured, burl, circassion walnut with black insert, checkered splinter forearm & straight stock, 14” over a crystallized, solid red pad. Receiver & lockplates are very beautifully engraved with vignettes of bird dogs on each side, surrounded by floral & foliate arabesque patterns with the appended metal engraved to match. Opening lever has an inlaid gold crown. Engraving extends about 1-1/2” over chamber areas and there is a gold decorative line at joint of rib and rib extension. Bore diameter: left – .730, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .011, right – .036. Wall thickness: left – .035, right – .032. Drop at heel: 2-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.84 oz. The Cody Firearms Museum has no record of this shotgun. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls, receiver & lockplate retain virtually all of a fine, professionally restored finish. Bbls have a smooth blue finish and receiver & lockplate fine subtle case colors. Stock has a hairline back of left lockplate and forearm a tiny crack at receiver, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a very old, professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. There are several small grain checks in left side of butt and crazing in both sides of buttstock finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-30196 JR169 (3,000-5,000)

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1392
Revised: 3/10/2007

*RARE L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN FWE91129. One of only 580 of this rare model built 1913-1932. It has the rare 32” Nitro Steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with flat, tapered, ventilated rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & Hunter One-trigger. Bottom of right bbl flat is marked “CHAMBERS 3 INCHES” and they are 3”. Mounted with very nicely figured, English walnut with checkered, schnable tipped, beavertail forearm & straight stock, 13-1/2” over a Hawkins waffle pad. Lockplates & receiver are engraved in typical Eagle grade patterns with a flying pheasant on left side and a flying duck on right side, both with a stippled background and surrounded by light foliate arabesque patterns. There is an American eagle on thumb lever pivot. Trigger bow is engraved with initials “SAM”. Bore diameter: left – .619, right – .621. Bore restrictions: left – .029, right – .031. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 15.04 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as an Eagle grade featherweight, 20 ga. with 32” bbls, ejectors, one trigger, beavertail forearm & ventilated rib shipped April 30, 1926, consigned to Sam McKinley with notation “Charged off credit on books 12-31-32”. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine rust blue and receiver all of their brilliant case colors. Stock has a hairline back of right lockplate and another at rear of forearm, otherwise wood is sound and retains a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some slight frosting just in front of chambers. 4-30201 JR184 (5,000-8,000)

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1396
Revised: 3/10/2007

*RARE L.C. SMITH OLYMPIC GRADE DOUBLE BARREL TRAP SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN E141714. Very rare shotgun, one of only 26 made by Hunter Arms Corporation in period 1913-1945. It has 32″ Nitro Steel bbls choked IMP-MOD/FULL with matted tapered ventilated rib with Bradley red ivory front bead & ivory middle bead. It has crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & Hunter One-trigger. Mounted with very highly figured, checkered English or American walnut with schnable tipped beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-7/8″ over a Hawkins red waffle pad. Bore diameter: left – .725, right – .724. Bore restrictions: left – .027, right – .034. Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .028. Drop at heel: 3-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 8 lbs. .32 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as an Olympic grade with 32” bbls shipped June 28, 1935 to George T. Hummel. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its fine finish with strong bright blue on bbls and brilliant case colors on receiver & lockplates, possibly an outstanding professional restoration. Forearm has a hairline at rear edge by receiver and there is one tiny hairline back of right lockplate, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks, mars, & handling marks. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-30207 JR4 (3,000-5,000)

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1397
Revised: 3/10/2007

L.C. SMITH GRADE 4 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 313118. Large Hunter Arms double with 32” Nitro Steel bbls, with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. There is a decorative gold inlay at the rib/rib extension joint. Mounted with very highly figured, streaky, marble cake, honey & chocolate, French walnut with full checkered, splinter forearm that has a replacement insert at tip and in center. Stock has extensive checkering with semi-pistol grip, 14-1/8” over a serrated, hard rubber buttplte. It has an oval, hard rubber grip cap. Bore diameter: left – .775, right – .772. Bore restrictions: left – .052, right – .007. Wall thickness: left – .024, right – .016. Drop at heel: 3-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as a Grade 3 (we believe this to be a mistake in the records) 10 ga. with 32” Nitro Steel bbls, finished July 12, 1906. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored with strong bright blue on bbls and brilliant case colors on receiver & lockplates. There is a hairline behind right lockplate, otherwise wood is sound with a minor handling & storage mark or two, and retains about all of its beautiful professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that appear to have been honed. 4-30187 JR182 (4,000-6,000)

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1399
Revised: 3/10/2007

*SCARCE L.C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN RE86684. Beautiful high quality shotgun with 26-1/16” Nitro Steel bbls choked CYL/CYL, possibly cut from another length. They have a tapered, flat, matted, ventilated rib with dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors and Miller sgl selective trigger. It originally had a Hunter One-trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, marbled French walnut with checkered, tapered, beavertail forearm & semi-pistol grip stock, 13-5/16” over a serrated, hard rubber buttplate. It has a hard rubber grip cap. Receiver & lockplates are engraved in typical eagle grade patterns with a flying pheasant on left side, a flying duck on right side and an eagle on opening lever pivot, all with stippled background and with foliate arabesque patterns. Bore diameter: left – .744, right – .743. Bore restrictions: left – .013, right – .011. Wall thickness: left – .023, right – .018. Drop at heel: 2-1/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/8”. Weight: 7 lbs. 6.08 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as Eagle grade with 32” bbls with regular frame, ejectors, one trigger beavertail forearm & ventilated rib, shipped Oct. 28, 1925 to Julian I. Chisholm. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain most of a professionally restored rust blue with some thinning toward muzzles. Receiver & lockplates retain brilliant case colors. Stock has a hairline back of top tang & each lockplate, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its beautiful custom finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-30202 JR194 (3,000-5,000)

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1400
Revised: 3/10/2007

*SCARCE L.C. SMITH PREMIER SKEET GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN FWS54113. Scarce shotgun, one of only 507 produced in period 1946-50, with 28″ London Steel bbls choked SKEET1/SKEET2 with flat tapered matted rib, dbl ivory beads, ejectors & Hunter One-trigger. Mounted with very nicely figured, flame grain, checkered American walnut with beavertail forearm & straight stock, 13-3/4″ over a Jostam waffle pad. Lockplates are engraved with a flying partridge superimposed over shaded foliate arabesque patterns and right side has a clay pigeon over matching patterns. There are light engraving patterns on fences, top of receiver and other areas of receiver & triggerguard. Bore diameter: left – .729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .008, right – .002. Wall thickness: left – .038, right – .042. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 13.12 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as a Premier Skeet featherweight, ejector, one trigger, beavertail forearm & sgl sighting plane rib with 28” bbls, finished on May 18, 1950. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbls retain 98-99% strong orig blue with only slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver & lockplates retain virtually all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, moderately faded toward back edges of locks. Stock has a small chip back of top tang with some minor chipping around lockplates, a hairline crack on bottom by trigger plate and a small loose chip by receiver on left side otherwise wood is sound and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-30205 JR3 (2,500-4,000)

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1401
Revised: 3/10/2007

*RARE L.C. SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT UPGRADED TRAP GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 410. SN FWE141717. Beautiful little shotgun with 28” Crown Steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with flat, tapered, matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, replacement burl, American Claro walnut with checkered, black insert, splinter forearm and straight stock, 14” over a serrated, hard rubber buttplate. Receiver & lockplates are engraved in typical trap grade patterns with five trap shooters on left side and a live pigeon shooter on right side with light flourishes of arabesque patterns. Opening lever, triggerguard & forend iron are engraved to match. Unable to gauge bore diameter, bore restrictions or wall thickness. Drop at heel: 2-1/2”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. .96 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as originally a Field grade featherweight with ejectors, caliber 410 with 28” bbls shipped Aug. 26, 1935 to Simon Atlas Inc. CONDITION: Very fine. Retains virtually all of its fine, professional, custom finish to both metal & wood with strong, crisp rust blue on bbls & triggerguard with a couple of small nicks on rib. Receiver & lockplates retain brilliant, orig style case colors with some very slight edge wear. Wood is sound with a minor nick or two. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-30197 JR187 (10,000-15,000)

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1402
Revised: 3/10/2007

*L.C. SMITH TRAP GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN 3-BARREL SET. Cal. 20 ga. SN FWE127028. Scarce trap grade double with three sets of Crown Steel bbls, two 26” and one 28”. Number “1” set of 26” bbls is choked SKEET/SKEET, number “3” set of 26” bbls is choked MOD/IMP-CYL and number “2” set of 28” bbls is choked FULL/MOD. All three have tapered, concave, matted ribs, one with sgl ivory bead, another with brass & ivory bead, the third with brass & ivory front bead and red ivory middle bead. All three have ejectors and it is fitted with Hunter One-trigger. Mounted with a replacement, nicely figured, Claro walnut stock with semi-pistol grip, 13-1/2” over a Hawkins waffle pad. Number “1” bbls has a checkered, beavertail forearm while the other two bbls have black insert, splinter forearms. Receiver & lockplates are engraved in typical trap grade patterns of five trap shooters on left side and a live pigeon shooter on right side with maker’s name on each side and light foliate patterns. BBLS #1: Bore diameter: left – .614, right – .613. Bore restrictions: left – .002, right – .001. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .030. BBLS #2: Bore diameter: left – .617, right – .618. Bore restrictions: left – .034, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .030, right – .031. BBLS #3: Bore diameter: left – .614, right – .614. Bore restrictions: left – .014, right – .007. Wall thickness: left – .038, right – .031. Drop at heel: 2-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-5/8”. Weight with Bbls #1: 6 lbs. 9.28 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as a Trap Grade, 20 ga., featherweight with 28” bbls, ejectors & one trigger, finished March 17, 1930 and shipped Oct. 9, 1933 to Simmons Hardware Co. Other remarks: There is an additional proof test date listed as May 7, 1935 indicating a return to the factory. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored. Bbls retain fine, rust blue and receiver & lockplates brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with stock retaining about all of its custom finish with minor nicks & scratches. Beavertail forearm on bbls #1 shows moderate wear with light nicks, scratches & dings and retains about 85% orig finish. Forearm on bbls #2 has had checkering freshened and retains most of a restored finish. Forearm on bbls #3 shows moderate to heavy wear and retains about 60% orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some minor honing in left bbl on bbls #1. 4-30199 JR186 (4,000-6,000)

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1404
Revised: 2/20/2007

*L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 20 ga. SN FEW 78378. Fine little dbl with 28” Nitro Steel bbls choked FULL/IMP-MOD with tapered, concave, matted rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & Hunter One-trigger. Receiver & lockplates are engraved in typical specialty grade patterns with two quail on left side, a duck on right side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with shaded background. It has maker’s name on each side. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered, American walnut with black insert, splinter forearm & semi-pistol grip stock, 13-1/2” over a leather faced waffle pad that is beginning to crystallize. Bore diameter: left – .614, right – .615. Bore restrictions: left – .028, right – .018. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .035. Drop at heel: 2-3/8”, drop at comb: 1-1/2”. Weight: 6 lbs. 5.76 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain about 95% strong, orig blue with some very fine pitting around the muzzle edges. Receiver retains about 50% strong case colors, bright in sheltered areas, fading to silver elsewhere. Lockplates retain about all of their orig case colors, moderately faded. Triggerguard retains most of its orig blue. Stock has a tiny chip behind each lockplate and a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-30523 JR329 (4,500-6,500)

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1410
Revised: 3/10/2007

RARE L.C. SMITH UPGRADED PIGEON DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 10 ga. SN 337508. Rare L.C. Smith. It has 32” chainette Damascus pattern bbls with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension, extractor & dbl triggers. Top rib is engraved with maker’s name & address, along with a pigeon on rib extension. There is a decorative gold band at joint of rib/rib extension. Lockplates are engraved with a standing pigeon on left side and a flying pigeon on right side with maker’s name engraved on each lockplate. There are light arabesque patterns on lockplates & receiver, with triggerguard & opening lever engraved to match. Mounted with nicely figured, French walnut with full checkered, black insert, splinter forearm and semi-pistol grip stock, 14-1/4” over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left – 772, right – .775. Bore restrictions: left – .050, right – .022. Wall thickness: left – .033, right – .032. Drop at heel: 3”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 9 lbs. .64 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as originally “0” grade, 10 ga. with 32” bbls finished Jan. 30, 1912. CONDITION: Very fine. As completely restored with light chocolate brown Damascus pattern on bbls. It has light muzzle & chamber edge wear. Receiver & lockplates have most of their brilliant restored case colors with some slight wear on outer edges of fences. Wood is sound and retains about all of its beautiful custom finish with some slight crazing in buttstock. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some scattered, very fine pitting, appears to have been boned. 4-30179 JR180 (2,500-4,000)

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1414
Revised: 3/10/2007

*L.C. SMITH UPGRADED SPECIALTY HAMMER DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 12 ga. SN 168799. Beautiful hammer gun with 32” steel bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension & extractor. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed, checkered, American walnut with splinter forearm & Prince of Wales rnd knob stock, 14-1/8” over a smooth, hard rubber buttplate. Receiver & lockplates are nicely engraved with two quail on left lockplate and a duck on right with maker’s name on each side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with some light patterns on chamber end of bbls. This shotgun is either an upgrade or has had the engraving enhanced. Bore diameter: left – .732, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .038, right – .035. Wall thickness: left – .025, right – .026. Drop at heel: 2-5/8”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 8 lbs. .96 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as originally a Field grade, 12 ga., with 32” Royal Steel bbls finished Jan. 8, 1912. CONDITION: Very fine. As completely restored with bright rust blue on bbls & triggerguard and brilliant case colors on receiver, lockplates, hammers & opening lever. Wood is sound with a minor chip by left lockplate and some minor chipping around bottom tang. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores that have been lightly honed. 4-30178 JR173 (5,000-10,000)

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1416
Revised: 3/10/2007

*L.C. SMITH UPGRADED TRAP HAMMER DAMASCUS DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. Cal. 16 ga. SN 151533. Rare shotgun with 28” Damascus bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered, concave, matted rib, sgl bead, crossbolt rib extension & extractor. Mounted with flat checkered, slab sawed, American walnut with splinter forearm & semi-pistol grip stock, 14-1/4” over a serrated, hard rubber buttplate. Receiver & lockplates are engraved in typical trap grade patterns of five trap shooters on left lockplate and a live pigeon shooter on right lockplate with a few flourishes of arabesque patterns. Bore diameter: left – .650, right – .651. Bore restrictions: left – .022, right – .022. Wall thickness: left – .034, right – .033. Drop at heel: 3-1/4”, drop at comb: 1-3/4”. Weight: 6 lbs. 11.84 oz. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this shotgun as originally a Field grade, 16 ga. with 28” Best Damascus bbls finished Jan. 10, 1907. CONDITION: Very fine, as completely restored. Bbls retain a chocolate brown, Damascus pattern overall with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver, lockplates & hammers retain brilliant case colors. Wood is sound with a satin, hand rubbed finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores with some orange peel pitting in front of chambers, has been honed. Hammer screws are replacements. 4-30198 JR171 (4,000-7,000)

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1472
Revised: 3/8/2007

*WINCHESTER MODEL 12 SLIDE ACTION SHOTGUN. Cal. 12ga. SN 1902945. 26-1/8” ventilated ribbed bbl. Choke is marked “WS-1” but bore measures .74”. The dovetail at front of rib is exposed and muzzle has been trimmed. Front 2” has been taper honed with the 0.004 of choke beyond that. CONDITION: Fine with 90% blue worn on sharp edges and around the takedown point. There are minor dents and scratches on the wood. Mechanically fine. 4-30787 (1,000-1,500)

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1521A
Revised: 3/8/2007

*COLT MATCH H-BAR SPORTER SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE WITH SCOPE. Cal. 223. SN MHO47225. 21-1/2” bbl including flash hider. With CJA 3X20 scope. Magazine is missing. CONDITION: Excellent with minor handling marks. 4-30992 FS251 (1,500-2,000)

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1534
Revised: 2/20/2007

*CUSTOM MARTZ LUGER CARBINE. Cal. 9mm. SN 3073k. 16” rnd bbl. Blue finish. “JVM” logo on wood magazine base and left side of frame under sideplate. Martz number “71” is also under sideplate. “MSTR” is stamped on left frame rail. In orig Boyt canvas case. Also included is a spare clip and magazine loading tool. CONDITION: Minor handling marks in the middle. There is a gouge on left grip panel, and stock has an 8-1/4” x 1” sliver broken loose at bottom and held on with tape. There are also numerous scratches on left side of stock. 4-30741 (5,000-8,000)

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1577
Revised: 3/11/2007

*MAUSER BANNER 1941 POLICE LUGER. Cal. 9 mm. SN 2245y. All blue finish with 4” tapered rnd bbl, fixed sights with “1941” chamber date and the Mauser banner on the toggle link. Right side of the frame has eagle “L” proofmark. Bbl has “8.84” measurement without proofmarks or serial number. It has full checkered, walnut grips and a blue body “fxo” aluminum base matching numbered magazine. Grips are unnumbered but have inspector marks and are undoubtedly orig to this pistol. Accompanied by an orig slab shoulder stock with unnumbered lug, without straps. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including magazine, except bbl as noted above. Overall retains 96-97% strong, dark orig blue with slight muzzle edge wear and some sharp edge wear with some high point wear on sideplate. The sear safety is missing, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Stock has a few nicks & scratches but is also very fine. 4-30855 JR145 (800-1,500)

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1580
Revised: 2/20/2007

*MODEL 1906 SWISS COMMERCIAL LUGER. Cal. 30 Luger. SN 2352i. Unusual Swiss Luger with 3-7/8” tapered rnd bbl, standard sights, with a Swiss cross & sunburst over chamber and “DWM” marking on toggle link. It has crown “N” proofs on side of receiver, toggle link and bottom of bbl and “GERMANY” vertically on left rear edge of frame. It has full checkered, walnut grips and a standard, wood base magazine that has been after-market numbered to this pistol. It has a grip safety. This pistol is marked like a Swiss military but has attributes of a commercial model and may be an assembled piece using a Swiss receiver, which is unnumbered. The bolt & toggle link are also unnumbered, while rest of pistol is matching numbered. CONDITION: Very good. Overall retains about 80% orig blue, thin on receiver. Frame has slightly thinned front & backstraps with some flaking. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-30841 JR147 (1,500-5,000)

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