Spring Firearms Auction
A Record Breaking Success: $12.7 Million!

Auction: March 10 & 11, 2008

Preview: March 7-9, 2008

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*STUNNING RELIEF ENGRAVED CUSTOM RUGER NO. 1 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 132-02057. Cal. .458 Win-Mag. 24″ bbl, bbl band, ramped with hood front sight with hood and band relief engraved and stippled ramp, relief engraved bbl band swivel, standard Ruger bbl address, and custom quarter rib with 4-leaf express rear sight, 1 standing and 3 folding. Relief engraved foliate scroll on both sides of bbl and quarter rib. Receiver has had extended plates added for a larger engraving area, and is relief engraved on left side with rhinos and a leopard with wooded background. Right side with attacking lions on Cape Buffalo in a wooded scene, with the balance of a bold relief foliate scroll with shaded background. Mounted with streaky walnut, checkered forend, gold forend escutcheon for forend screw that has been relief engraved in a fine scroll pattern, checkered pistol grip with engraved steel grip cap, oval left side cheek piece with red Old English recoil pad; toe line has engraved inlet sling swivel mount. Accompanied with this fine firearm is a letter from engraver Kenneth W. Warren identifying the work and its artist. Engraving full coverage sculpted deep relief by Kenneth W. Warren. Metal work, side plate, quarter rib, express sights, hood on front bbl band by Ray. Price. Stock work fit to metal by Bill Mcguire. Finish and checkering by Ray Price. Metal finish and bluing by Ray Price. Selective gray by Theressa D. Warren. CONDITION: Extremely fine probably new since finish. 4-32011 BDT182 (2,000-4,000)

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1001

*KEN WARREN/RAY PRICE CUSTOM RUGER NO. 1 SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 132-71379. Cal. .375 H&H. 24″ bbl with engraved banded ramp front sight with hood. Hood and band are engraved in a foliate scroll with select gray finish, and outlined in gold wire. Bbl band sling swivel is done to match, as is chamber and quarter rib. Underneath the bbl in front of forend is engraved, “K.W. Warren.” Chamber designation inlaid in gold, and rings are engraved with gold borders to match. The receiver is relief engraved with a bold foliate scroll with select gray finish, and a black background. All outlined border inlaid with gold wire. SN inlaid in gold, as well as “SAFE” on top tang. Mounted in exquisite streaky walnut with 90 degree black forend, Fleur De Lis checkered and three raised shadow line panels at rear adjacent to receiver, pistol grip stock with Fleur De Lis checkering and engraved grip cap, and raised shadow line side panels to match with forend. Cheek piece on left side, and black decelerator recoil pad. Inlet and engraved sling swivel mount. The engraving and gold work was done by Ken Warren, metal work and stock work by Ray Price, as well as blue finish, with select gray finish by Theressa Warren. Accompanied by letter from engraver Ken Warren identifying this work and its artists. Gun is also topped with matte finish Leupold VX III 1.5-5 scope. CONDITION: Extremely fine as new since finish. 4-32010 BDT178 (3,000-5,000)

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1002

*OUTSTANDING CUSTOM WINCHESTER LOW WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 78679. Cal. .22 Hornet. 23″ round bbl. Ramp front sight with hood, under bbl sling swivel mount, engraved scope bases, single gold chamber band with 2-1/2″ of scroll engraved wedges down each side. Topped with gray engraved rings mounted with M8-6X Leupold scope. Receiver engraved by, “Michael Dubber” and signed on front of lever, and is done in magnificent foliate arabesque scroll with shaded background, and gold border accents, and French gray finish. Mounted in highly figured walnut with checkered forend with 90 degree forend tip, checkered straight grip stock with oval left side cheek piece, steel checkered butt, and screwless inlet sling swivel mount in toe line. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Probably new since completion with only a few light handling marks on stock. 4-32013 BDT184 (2,500-3,500)

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1003

*FABULOUS CUSTOM MARTINI SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 37179. Cal. .222. 24″ octagon to round bbl with single gold band at muzzle, single gold band at chamber, quarter rib which is fully engraved with gold wire border with gold Fleur De Lis, sculpted case colored ring fully engraved with gold border, mounted with matte finish, M8-4X Leupold scope, left bbl flat at forend engraved, “Maurice Ottmar – Stock Maker” right side engraved, “Robert Snapp – Metal Smith.” The receiver is spectacularly engraved with gold floral scene on both left and ride sides, surrounded by stunning foliate arabesque scroll, and outlined in gold wire. Signed on right side, “Boucher.” The trigger guard, lever, grip cap, heel and toe plates all have a fabulous foliate arabesque scroll, and fine gold wire border. Stock is an outstanding piece of exhibition walnut, checkered forend with three raised checkered panels, screwless pedestal sling swivel stud, engraved case colored wire border escutcheon and wedge, and 90 degree forend tip. Checkered pistol grip with checkered side panels, oval left side cheek piece, pedestal screwless sling swivel base, engraved case colored grip cap with gold wire border, and heel and toe plates that are case colored engraved with gold wire. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Probably new since completion with only a few very minor handling marks in stock. 4-32008 BDT183 (4,000-7,000)

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1004
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*CASED DANIEL FRASER SIDE LEVER SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK TAKEDOWN (VELOX) .303 RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL SCOPE. SN 2251. Cal. .303 British. This very fine rifle has a 26″ full file cut ribbed bbl, with dovetailed in front sight, which has a flip-up night sight and hood. The rear sight has one standing, and two folding leaves(graduated for 300 yards.) Original scope mounts are also dovetailed into the rib. The bbl is marked “Danl. Fraser & Co. Gun & Rifle Manufacturers. 4 Leith St. Terrace Edinburgh.” and has scroll engraving in front of the address, and in two areas near the rear scope base. The action shows 90% coverage of extremely well executed English shaded scroll engraving, with Celtic borders. The opening lever is also scroll engraved to match the action, and has a detent lock in the thumb piece. The action internals are gold plated. Top tang has “safe” inlaid into a gold rectangle with automatic safety, and a red enamel dot to indicate when safety is in fire position. The action is marked on the top, “Frasers Patent No. 278.” (patent use number) Trigger guard is engraved the serial number 2251. Nicely streaked European walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 14-1/2″ over coarsely checkered horn butt plate. Stock has a sling eye, a gold shield with the initials G.L.A.Y, and a horn grip cap. The forend has a Deeley type takedown lever, and horn “Alexander Henry” type tip. The Davidson patent telescope is marked, “Danl. Fraser & Co. Gun & Rifle Manufacturers. 4 Leith St.” is also marked “Sole Patentees & Manufacturers.” Rear scope ring is marked with the serial number 2251 inside dovetail. Leather case has brass corners, and a newly applied brass plate on top. The interior has a Daniel Fraser label, another label with directions for use of the Fraser patent telescopic sight, and a label describing Fraser Velux .303 rifle, with instructions for mounting the bbl, cleaning etc. The case contains a round pewter oil bottle. This rifle is described and pictured on pg. 236 of Jonathon Kirton’s book “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865” It is interesting to note that there were fewer than 410 Fraser single shot rifles ever made. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% of a quality over a few scattered nicks and dents. Action retains 80-90% of it’s orig case colors with most loss on the bottom side of the action, and behind the breech block. Takedown lever, safety, and trigger retain about 40-50% of their fire blue. Foreplate and trigger guard retain about 30% of their charcoal blue in protected areas. Butt stock and forend have been nicely refinished in a hand rubbed oil finish, and have a few slight nicks and scratches from handling. Bore shows strong rifling with some cordite erosion in the throat, and is a bit dark in the grooves. Telescope retains 90% of it’s orig blue, and optics are hazy and just need cleaning. Leather on case is dark, but in good condition. Interior cloth and all petitions are all original, but labels are a bit wrinkled and tattered. 4-33688 MGM31 (7,000-10,000)

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1005
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*DANIEL FRASER SINGLE SHOT SIDE LEVER DROPPING BLOCK TAKEDOWN SPORTING RIFLE WITH ORIGINAL CASE. SN 2158. Cal. .500-450 3-1/4″ BPE. This lovely rifle has a 28″ round bbl with full length file cut rib. Front sight is dovetailed in and has a flip-up night sight. Rear sight has one standing, and one folding leaf and is dovetailed through the rib. The sight has an ivory triangle inset and is marked for 100 and 200 yards. Top of bbl is marked “Danl. Fraser & Co. Leith St. Terrace. Edinburgh.” Bottom of bbl is marked with serial number “2158”, British provisional and definitive proofs, and “450EX.” The case colored action is engraved in extremely high quality English shaded scroll with Celtic borders. Top of action is marked “Frasers Patent No. 268” which is the patent use number. Trigger guard is marked with SN “2158.” Top tang has “safe” inlaid in a gold rectangle and automatic safety. There is a red enamel dot to indicate when rifle is in fire position. Internal parts are gold washed, and takedown lever is fire blued. The nicely figured pistol grip butt stock measures 14-3/4″ over a silvers type pad with hard rubber coarsely checkered facing which is orig to the gun. Stock features an engraved sling eye, vacant gold shield, finely detailed cheek piece (for right hand shooter), and horn grip cap. The forend has a Deeley type latch, horn forend tip, and is nicely checkered in point pattern. This is a very fine rifle being one of only approx 410 Fraser single shot rifles that were ever made. Rifle comes in it’s orig canvas leather trimmed case with Daniel Fraser label, and green cloth interior. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95% of it’s orig blue with silvering at muzzle, and in front of forend. Bore is extremely fine, bright, and shiny. Action retains 95% of it’s orig case colors with loss only on high edges and opening lever. Takedown lever, trigger, and safety button have 75% of their orig fire blue. Floor plate and trigger guard retain 40-50% of their charcoal blue strong in protected areas. Stocks retain their orig oil finish, but have numerous nicks and dents from use. Checkering has some slight wear. Case is in fair condition with lid detached, and some breakage of the covering. Internal partitions are in good condition, as are the straps, and replaced handle. 4-33684 MGM30 (8,000-12,000)

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1006

MACNAUGHTON 1879 PATENT SINGLE SHOT FALLING BLOCK RIFLE. SN 1171. Cal. .453 – 3-1/4″ This is an extremely scarce single shot rifle. Jonathon Kirton list’s only five in his book “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865” This rifle is patent use no. 127 and is pictured and described in Kirton’s book in pg. 210,212-213 as “Edinburgh hammerless express single rifle.” The bbl has very fine silver bead front sight mounted on a block. A two-leaf, one standing and one folding express sight, with platinum lines mounted on a block, as well as a slight Nock form. Bbl is marked “James MacNaughton. 26 Hanover ST. Edinburgh.” It has British provisional and definitive proof marks on the left side. The action shows about 40% of large open scroll engraving, and is marked on the top ring with patent no. 127 (action patent use number. Right and left side are marked MacNaughton’s patent no. 127/1171. Bottom tang has the no. 1171. The straight grip butt stock measures 14-3/8″ over a composition butt plate, and is checkered in standard point pattern. The forend is an Alexander Henry type, and is fastened by a screw into a block in the bbl. Rifle comes in a reproduction wooden case with James MacNaughton label with various tools, original cartridges and brass. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 50-60% of it’s orig blue fading to brown with traces of fire blue on sights. Action is mostly bright with newly cut scroll engraving with traces of orig case color on top of action, and on the opening lever. Orig butt stock and forend have been refinished with a hand rubbed oil finish. Sharp edges around the action have been rounded, and checkering is worn. A non-original butt plate has been added over original length wood. Bore is bright and shiny in very good plus condition with slight pitting in throat, and at muzzle. 4-33692 MGM25 (4,000-7,000)

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1007

*P.D. FARQUAHRSON SGL SHOT DROPPING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE WITH TANG SAFETY. SN 2574. Cal. 400-360 nitro express. 28-1/2″ rnd bbl with front sight dovetailed into integral ramp, one standing, 2 folding express rear sight in a block, and sling eye, is marked on top “R.B. RODDA & CO. CALCUTTA ELEYS 400/360 CARTRIDGE.” Proofmarks: “CORDITE 40GR BALL 300GR MAXM 360EX” and provisional and definitive British proofs. The action has 40% scroll engraving with vine borders. Opening lever is 30% scroll engraved, bottom tang is marked with SN “2574”, and the top tang has sliding safety button and “SAFE” inlaid in gold. The plain European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14″ over a red “Old English” pad. The stock has vacant silver oval, sling eye, cheekpiece for right hand shooter, and hard rubber grip cap. Forend has horn tip and is attached to the bbl with a screw through a lozenge-shaped escutcheon. Stocks are checkered in a point pattern. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl is reblued. Receiver is gray. Stocks have 50% of a varnish finish with marks and dings from use. The buttstock has a reinforcing pin through the cheeks and a 2″ repaired crack from the rear tang screw down through the checkering on the left side. Forend is missing 3/4″ triangles of wood at top rear of both sides. Checkering has been recut. Bore has strong rifling with some throat erosion and is quite good toward muzzle. 4-33680 MGM38 (3,000-5,000)

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1008

*W.J. JEFFERY “PD” FARQUAHRSON EXPRESS RIFLE. SN 9367. Cal. 450-400 3″ JEFFERY. 25″ Krupp steel triple tapered bbl with banded front sight, three leaf express sights, and sling loop. Side safety. New Lyman tang sight mounted in orig screw holes. The rear standing leaf of express sight was cut away for use of tang sight. Bbls marked “Cordite 55 gr Ball 400 gr Maxm 400 EX with Birmingham provisional and Definitive Proofs.” Barrels are also mounted with three interlaced rings and “-FRIED. KRUPP-” and “-ESSEN.” The left side of the action is marked in a circular belt “W.J. Jeffery & Co. 13 King St St. James’s” and in the center of the belt “London 9367.” The right side of the action is marked “Safe” at the top, just in front of the lever when in the upright position. Action is border engraved. The underlever is also vine border engraved and has SN 9367. Has orig forend with horn tip. 13-7/8″ LOP over a red Silvers-type recoil pad with orig grip cap and sling eye. Action screw and tang screw are buggered. This particular rifle is pictured on p.326 of Jonathan Kirton’s “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865.” PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl exhibits 50% of its orig brown/blue. Strong bore is a bit dark in the grooves at the breech with slight pitting, becoming bright toward the muzzle. Action shows 80% of orig case colors, slightly darkened through use. Grip area is worn and brown. Drag mark on right side where safety slides. Buttstock is fairly crude replacement with dark finish and coarse checkering. Possible African registration number on buttstock behind grip cap, “160.” 4-33679 MGM4 (4,000-6,000)

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1009
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS M1881 SPORTING RIFLE WITH SCOPE. Cal. 303 British. This lovely rifle has a 28″ full checkered rib bbl with silver front sight mounted at tranverse dovetail with sight hood, a sling eye, and a one standing two folding express rear sight dovetailed laterally through the rib. Its graduated for 100, 200, and 300 yards and has fine platinum lines. A two power Redfield scope is mounted in modern mounts and screwed to the rib. The rifle is marked “Westley Richards & Co., London” in an un-checkered stripe on the rib. The left side of the bbl is stamped “For W. R. 303 Special Cartridge”. “37 GRS Rifleite”. There are some British proof marks. The serial number “16623” is stamped in front of the action. The charcoal blued receiver has no engraving and is marked on the left side with the Westley Richards triangle and then stamped “Westley Richards & Co., London”. The breech block is case colored, and the opening lever has a checkered thumb piece. There is a sliding safety on the right side in front of the trigger. The straight-grained European walnut semi-pistol grip butt stock measures 14-5/8″ over a steel trap buttplate. The bottom of the stock has a sling eye and vacant silver oval. The forend has a horn tip, and is fastened to the bbl with a side nail through oval steel escutions. Checkering is in a point pattern with mullered borders. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains 50-60% of its blue turning brown. The rib has four holes drilled in it for attaching scope mounts. The action retains 80-85% of its charcoal blue. The trigger guard retains about 40%. There are traces of case color on the breech block. The stocks retain 90% of its original oil finish a bit thin in the grip, with a few small nicks and dings. The checkering is slightly worn, and a bit dirty. The bore is straight and bright with some throat erosion. 4-33694 MGM43 (4,500-6,000)

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1010
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*WESLEY RICHARDS 1881 PATENT DROPPING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. Cal. .450 #1 Express. This unusual rifle has a 28-1/2″ tapered round bbl with Nock form. The silver beaded front sight is transversely dovetailed through a block. A sling eye is affixed to the bottom of the bbl. The two folding leaf rear sight is laterally dovetailed through a block. The bbl is engraved on the left side “For Wesley Richards No. 1 Express Cartridge .450”. There are British black powder proofs, and the serial number “1756” to the left of the Nock form. The opening lever has a checkered thumb piece and there is a sliding safety in front of the trigger. The charcoal blued side-lever action is un-engraved except for “Deeley-Edge Patent” on the right side under the opening lever, and “Wesley Richards & Co. 178 New Bond Street, London” in three lines on the left. The top of the action has a triangular Westley Richards logo. The top tang has a Lyman sight. The dense European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over a steel trap butt plate. The stock has a sling eye and a vacant silver oval. The forend has a fluted horn tip and is attached to the bbl with a side nail through oval German silver escutions. The checkering is in a point pattern with mullered borders. This rifle is pictured in Wal Winfer”s book, The British Single Shot Rifle, Volume IV, (Westley Richards) on page 137. Winfer estimates that somewhere between 200 and 400 of these actions were produced. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains 70% of its original blue finish turning to brown. The action retains 60-70% of its charcoal blue, silvered on high edges with some loss due to flaking. The trigger guard retains 30% of its blue. The stocks retain most of their original oil finish with numerous handling marks, and small scratches. The checkering is slightly worn especially under forearm. The Metford Rifled bore is bright and shiny, but a bit frosty toward the breech. 4-33685 MGM42 (4,000-7,000)

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1011
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*VERY EARLY GEORGE GIBBS FARQUHARSON; PATENT USE NO. 3, SINGLE SHOT, DROPPING BLOCK, SPORTING RIFLE. SN 1618. Cal. Gibbs .461 No. 1 sporting. This beautifully filed handmade rifle has a 30-1/4″ round bbl with Nock form. Platinum tipped front sight is set into a block on the bbl. One standing and one folding rear sight has a ladder which extends to 600 yards, and is dovetailed into a rounded block. A sling eye is present. Top of the bbl is marked, “487. George Gibbs, 29 Corn Street, Bristol.” It is also marked, “Metfords Patent” on the Nock form. Action shows very nicely filed filets at the top of the action, and a unique cocking/opening lever similar to that shown in Farquharson’s orig patent specification. (ref to pg. 22 of Wal Winfer’s British Single Shot Rifles Volume 2.) Right side of the action has a percussion style cocking hammer, and blocking safety arm which is found on other very early actions. Dense European walnut stock measures 14-5/16″ over a striated horn butt plate. Bottom of stock has a vacant silver oval, sling eye, and a plain horn grip cap. Forend is attached with a key and has a horn tip. Checkering on both butt stock and forend is fairly coarse and point pattern. This is the earliest known example of a rifle of this famous patent that has continued to be used and evolved through many generations. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 10-20% of it’s orig blue mostly turning brown. Action retains traces of case color in protected areas and is mostly a gray-brown. Stocks have most of their orig rubbed oil finish with numerous nicks and dings from use. Checkering is orig and slightly worn. Bore is fine, bright, and shiny with deep rifling, but a bit frosty at the breech. 4-33683 MGM35 (6,000-10,000)

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1012
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*VERY EARLY AND IMPORTANT ALEXANDER HENRY BAR LOCK, DROPPING BLOCK, SGL SHOT RIFLE. SN 1606. Cal. 450 3-1/4 BPE. This very early and interesting high quality rifle has a 29-1/2″ tapered rnd bbl with front sight dovetailed into a block, rear military style flip-up ladder sight mounted toward rear. Bbl is marked on top “ALEXR. HENRY 12 SOUTH ST. ANDREW ST. EDINBURGH PATENT Nos. 1013 AND 37.” (The “1013” refers to the patent use number for the Alexander Henry style rifling and the “37” is the use number for the action. The total production SN is 1606.) The action is engraved with well-executed English scroll with leaf border. The lockplate has 70% coverage of extremely well-executed scroll and has “ALEXR HENRY” engraved in a riband. The engraving on the hammer matches the lockplate and the striking area is engraved with a “dolphin” head. There is a sliding bolt safety that engages the hammer at half-cock. The top of the action is marked “PATENT NO 37.” The extractor system is the very early Henry’s 1869 patent extractor, as illustrated on p.72 of Volume 1 “British Single Shot Rifles” by Wal Winfer. The beautifully figured Circassian walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over steel trap buttplate which has some engraving on the trap. Forend has a horn tip and is attached with a side nail key and has wraparound checkering. Buttstock is checkered in a standard point pattern. This particular rifle is listed in Jonathan Kirton’s book, “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle” on p.46. and is one of only a handful of this type action known. This is more extensively engraved than any example shown in any reference. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very Good. Bbl retains 40% of its orig blue, mostly turned brown, with areas of pitting on right side toward muzzle. Action has traces of case color in protected areas and is mostly gray. The lockplate retains 50-60% faded case color. Stocks are refinished with 95% of French polish finish. Checkering has been recut and diamonds are sharp. Bore is very good and slightly frosty. 4-33691 MGM39 (7,000-10,000)

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1013
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*GIBBS SINGLE SHOT FALLING BLOCK LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 15548. Cal. .461 No.1 Gibbs. This great rifle has a 34″ round bbl, marked on top “Metford 1618. George Gibbs. Corn Street. Bristol.” and British photos for 48 bore. Bbl has spirit level Vernier front sight with interchangeable disk mounted on a square block. The action has 90% coverage of high quality scroll engraving with bouquet on right side. The left side has a lozenge shaped area marked, “George Gibbs Bristol” in place of the bouquet. The top of the action is engraved, “702” which is the patent use number for the Gibbs Farquahrson action. The right side of action has a cocking lever used during target shooting. The opening lever is 50% engraved with matching scroll. SN 15548 is engraved on the lower tang. The top tang has a raised boss where the mount for the mid range sight is dovetailed. The European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14-1/2″ over silvers type pad, and has a mounting block for the back position sight mounted on the heel. Stock shows a silver oval and a horn grip cap. Forend is screwed to the bottom of the bbl through a diamond shaped engraved escutcheon. Both stocks are finely checkered in point pattern. Rifle comes with a wooden box containing a Vernier back position sight, sight disk, mounting screws, and two front sight inserts. Both Vernier sights are marked,”George Gibbs Bristol” and are numbered to the gun(702). There is space in the case for the Vernier mid range sight which is mounted on the rifle at this time. There is also a place in the box for the front sight. Fewer than 1000 Gibbs Farquharson single shot rifles were ever produced. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 98% of a good quality reblue, there is evidence of pin prick pitting underneath the blue. Metford rifled bore is bright and shiny with some light pitting toward muzzle. Action retains 50-60% of it’s orig case color, strong in protected areas, and silvering along the edges. Action screw and most other screws show misuse. Stocks are refinished and retain most of a professional oil finish. Butt stock is a very well done replacement. Forend is original with checkering recut. Midrange sight retains most of its orig fire blue. Back position sight has been reblued. Wooden box for sights is a well made reproduction. 4-33690 MGM34 (9,000-12,000)

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1014
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*WESTLEY RICHARDS 1881 PATENT SINGLE SHOT MATCH RIFLE OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. Cal. .450 Westley Richards #2. This spectacular rifle has a 33″ tapered round bbl with raised Nock form, vernier front sight, dove tailed through a block, and windage adjustable military match tangent rear sight with ladder. Bbl is marked on top “Westley Richards”. & CO. London. Metford Rifling” behind the rear sight, and “For Westley Richards Metford Cartridge. 80. & 570GRS”. Serial # “1618” is engraved to the left of the Nock form. British black powder proofs also appear on the left side of the bbl. The charcoal blued action is engraved with fine English scroll with fleur-de-lis at corners. The right side of the action under the thumb lever is engraved “Deeley-Edge-Metford Patent Match Rifle”. The left side of the action is engraved “Sole Manufacturers Westley Richards. & CO. London. & Birmingham”. The top of the action has scroll engraving and a Westley Richards triangle logo. The side lever is engraved and the thumb piece is checkered. There is a sliding safety to the right side of the trigger. The nicely streaked Circasian walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 13-5/8″ over a checkered steel butt plate with scroll engraving at the heel. There is a long-range back position sight base inletted at the heel and it is retained by an engraved transverse screw and bolster. For strength and stability, the but stock was split length-wise at the factory, and a reinforcing steel plate was installed, and it is held in place by three floral engraved screws and bolsters. The pistol grip terminates in a nicely shaped reverse curve. The forend is secured by a through nail with plain oval silver escutions and has a horn tip. Rifle is checkered in point pattern with mullered borders. This particular rifle is pictured and described in Jonathan’s Kirton’s The British Falling Block Breach-loading Rifle from 1865 on page 172. And also, Wal Winfer”s book, The British Single Shot Rifles, Volume IV, (Westley Richards) on page 149. Included with the rifle is a wooden box containing the back position vernier sight with mounting screw, and two front sight inserts. This is probably the only example of this type of rifle in existence. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl retains 70-80% blue with scattered pin-prick pitting and a few dings on the right side. The action retains 85-90% of its bright charcoal blue showing silver on sharp edges. The breech block shows 50-60% case color, and trigger guard shows about 50% of its blue with brown patches. The butt stock has been refinished with a hand-rubbed oil finish with a few old dings and scratches underneath, the butt plate has been re-heat blued. The rear sight base is a replacement. The stock shows repairs at the end of the top tang. The reinforcing plate has been refinished, and is color case hardened. The forend finish matches the butt stock, and the checkering has been nicely re-cut. The long-range sight shows traces of case color. The bore is very fine and bright and shiny. 4-33677 MGM41 (9,000-12,000)

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1015
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) The catalogue states that this is a modern firearm, however it is not a modern firearm, therefore not subject to BATFE regulations.

*CASED GEORGE GIBBS FARQUAHRSON SGL SHOT DROPPING BLOCK LONG-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 15305. Cal. .461″ No. 1 Gibbs. This great old rifle has 34″ rnd bbl with front sight mounting block and is marked “METFORD 1752. GEORGE GIBBS, 39, CORN STREET, BRISTOL.” The case-hardened action has 90% coverage of very well executed shaded scroll with a rose bouquet on right side and “GEORGE GIBBS BRISTOL” engraved on the left side in lozenge in the place of the bouquet. The right side is also marked “FARQUAHRSON’S PATENT 677″(patent use number). The underlever has 50% coverage of fine English scroll and the SN 15305 is engraved on the bottom tang. There is a cocking/decocking lever on the right side of the action. The nicely streaked European walnut pistol grip stock measures 14-1/4” over an old Silvers pad. The buttstock has a mounting block for the back position long range rear sight on the heel, a vacant silver oval on the bottom, and a fluted horn grip cap. The plain checkered forend is attached to the bbl by a screw through a diamond shaped, engraved escutcheon. With the rifle is an oak case containing front sight with 4 inserts and a Vernier long-range rear sight with two discs. The long-range rear sight is marked “GEORGE GIBBS BRISTOL 673.” There is also a label in the sight box giving elevations for “FARQUAHRSON’S METFORD RIFLES” manufactured by Gibbs. The oak case has brass reinforcing corners, hinges, strap guides, hook fasteners, and remnants of an old handle. The interior has a George Gibbs label and is unlined with many wooden partitions, one of which contains a 2″ diameter pewter oil bottle by James Dickson & Sons. The sight case fits nicely in another compartment. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl was orig finished bright and remains so, with some cleaning. Bore is extremely fine with one or two very minor discolorations at muzzle. The action retains 20% orig case color, strong in protected areas. The stocks have 70-80% orig finish, a bit dry. Checkering shows some wear. The pad shows deterioration of the rubber. Sights show 30-40% of their blue finish with discoloration. Sight box is missing a piece of wood off the top and is dirty. The case shows most of its oil finish and is solid except for an 8″ shrinkage crack on left side. Straps and handle are missing. 4-33689 MGM37 (7,000-10,000)

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1016
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*WESTLEY RICHARDS 1878 PATENT SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK LONG-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. Cal. .450 #1 Musket. This very rare and unusual rifle has a 32-1/2″ tapered round bbl with raised Nock form,and a front sight block with spirit level vernier removable front sight. The bbl is marked on the top “Westley Richards”. “178 New Bond Street, London. W.”, “Metford’s Patent Rifling”, and “For Westley Richards Metford Match Rifle Cartridge”. The number 591 is to the left of the Nock form, and there are British black powder proof marks. The charcoal blued action is devoid of decorative engraving, and is marked on the left side “Deeley-Edge-Metford”, “PATENT MATCH RIFLE”. The case hardened under-lever is cranked to the right to facilitate opening. There is an automatic safety lever in front of the trigger. The plain European walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 14-1/8″ over a checkered wood butt. There is a back position vernier sight mounted in a base at the heel. The base is secured by a transverse screw. The stock was originally split in half, and there is a steel reinforcing plate installed for strengthening and stability. The plate is secured by three lateral screws and bolsters. The plain forend is secured to the bbl with a side nail key. The stocks are checkered, in a fairly coarse point pattern. This particular rifle is pictured and described in Jonathan’s Kirton’s The British Falling Block Breach-loading Rifle from 1865 on page 163. And also, in Wal Winfer”s book, The British Single Shot Rifle, Volume IV, (Westley Richards) on page 105. This is undoubtedly the finest example of this particular type of rifle extant. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: The bbl was polished bright, and remains so with areas of slight discoloration. The action retains 90% of its charcoal blue, and the under lever retains 90% of its case color. The stocks retain almost all of their original oil finish, and have a few handling marks mostly around the left action area. The checkering shows little wear. The bore is extremely fine with no obvious imperfections. The sights show 80% of their original charcoal blue. A spectacular example. 4-33676 MGM40 (9,000-12,000)

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1017
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*FIELDS PATENT PIVOTING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 628. Cal. .44-40 Winchester. This highly unusual rifle is pictured in Jonathan Kirtons book “The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865” on pg.200, and he speculates this rifle was made up by the Field Rifle Co. in an attempt to interest the U.S. market. It’s also listed on pg. 206. The ovate bbl shows a matted top with a dovetailed front sight, and a one-standing, two-folding express sight. Bbl is marked on the top in an unmatted cartouche “Cartridge Winchester model. 1873. Cal. 44.” The right side of the action is marked “Fields Patent No. 1927. 1877 Patd U.S.A Feb. 1878.” The SN 628 is stamped on the front of trigger guard. The European walnut pistol grip stock measures 13-7/8″ over steel butt plate. It has a sling eye, steel pistol grip cap, and checkering in a point pattern. The forend has a horn tip and is attached to the bbl with a screw through a diamond shape escutcheon, and is checkered in point pattern. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 40-50% of it’s orig. blue turning brown. Action has 10-20% of it’s orig charcoal blue. Butt stock and forend retain most of their orig oil finish with usual handling marks and dings. Checkering is orig and shows slight wear. Bore is bright and shiny with slight pitting towards breech. 4-33687 MGM26 (2,500-4,000)

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1018

ALEXANDER HENRY PATENT 10 BORE SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK HAMMER RIFLE BY ADAMS. SN 1312. Cal. 10 ga. This massive single shot rifle has a round bbl with block mounted front sight, and three leaf (one standing, two folding) express sight, and a sling eye and is marked “Adams, King William St. London.” The 1-3/4″ wide 2-3/4″ high action is about 40% nicely scroll engraved, and is marked “Henry’s Patent No. 1312.” The non rebounding back action right hand side lock has a sliding safety bolt and is marked “Adams.” The European walnut pistol grip butt stock measures 14-3/8″ over a steel trap butt plate. The stock has a vacant silver oval, sling eye, and horn grip cap. The forend is keyed and has a horn Schnable type tip. These large frame Henry rifles are extremely scarce, with fewer than 10 examples known. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl and action are grayish brown with pin pricked pitting. Bore is bright and shiny with a few very minor pits. Hammer is a replacement. Stocks are sound but dry with remnants of their orig finish. There is a 1-1/2 X 1/2″ piece missing from the toe of butt stock, and there are a number of fairly deep grooves cut or worn into the lower right side of the forend. Checkering is worn but all lines are visible. Overall a neat big bore which would be fun to shoot. 4-31938 MGM32 (2,500-3,500)

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1019

F. GATES SINGLE BREAK OPEN HAMMER 10 BORE RIFLE. SN 982. Cal. 10 ga. Tapered octagon bbl with dovetailed in front sight, sling loop, one standing, four folding express sight marked “F. Gates maker. Market Head. Derby.” Jones underlever action with non rebounding back action lock marked “F. Gates.” Trigger guard is marked no. 982. Figured European walnut pistol grip butt stock measure 14-1/2″ over steel butt plate, and has a vacant silver oval, sling eye, and steel grip cap. Forend has a horn tip and is attached with a key. Butt stock and forend are checkered in point pattern. CONDITION: Fair. Bbl and action are reblued over scattered pitting, and light lettering. Action is tight. Stocks are refinished with wood under the metal, checkering re-cut. Bore is good with scattered light pitting, and strong rifling. Extractor is missing. 4-31937 MGM28 (2,000-3,000)

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1020
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RIGBY BANKS PATENT SINGLE SHOT FALLING BLOCK M.B.L. (MILITARY BREECH LOADING) (ANY RIFLE) TARGET RIFLE PATENT USE NO. 34. SN 15940. Cal. .450-2.4″ match. This exceptionally rare and fine rifle has a 33″ round bbl with Nock form. It has square front sight mounting block, and very fine Vernier adjustable rear sight. It is marked on top of the bbl and in front of Nock form “John Rigby & Co. Dublin & London.” It has British definitive end provisional proofs on the left side. The side lever action is marked on the right side, “Rigby & Banks. Patent No. 34.” There is a British view proof on the side. The action has line border engraving. The nicely streaked, European walnut straight grip butt stock measures 14-1/4″ over checkered horn butt plate, and has long range back position. Vernier sight which is numbered to the gun is mounted in base at heel. The light colored forend extends to within 3″ of the muzzle, and has a nickel plated bbl band, nose cap, and ramrod tunnel. Original ramrod is present. This rifle is pictured and described on pg. 250-251 on Jonathan Kirton’s book The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865. Kirton lists only six extant examples of this rare action. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Exceptional. Bbl retains 98%+ of it’s orig rust blue. Action retains 98%+ of it’s orig bright and shiny charcoal blue with two small areas of flaking on the left bottom. Stocks retain almost all of their orig oil finish with a few compressions and scratches on the right side of butt stock. There are a few scattered dings on forend. Bore is mint. Rear sight shows about 40% of it’s orig blue. Back end of rear sight base appears to have been cut off about 3/8″. 50% of nickel plated furniture on forend is slightly oxidized back from bright. 4-33686 MGM29 (10,000-15,000)

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1021
Revised: 3/3/2008

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*DANIEL FRASER PATENT SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK COMBINATION M.B.L. (“MILITARY BREECH LOADER” NRA CLASSIFICATION “ANY” RIFLE). SN 1406. Cal. .303 British. Total production SN 1046, and action patent use No. 64. This is a very early production Fraser rifle that was sent back to Fraser’s for a new bbl and at that time was refitted with the lever lock. The 34″ round bbl is marked on the top, “Barrel manufactured by Danl. Fraser & Co. Edinburgh.” On the left side it is marked with nitro proof marks for .303. The windage adjustable front sight is dovetailed into the bbl. There is no rear sight mounted onto the bbl. The case hardened action is marked, “Frasers Patent No. 64” on the top, number “1046” is on the right side, and left side is marked, “Frasers Patent. Edinburgh.” in a circle with shield in the center. The trigger is bolted by a sliding button safety inside the trigger guard. The European walnut straight grip butt stock measures 14-1/8″ over a 7/8″ wooden lengthening piece with coarsely checkered butt. (looks as if it may have been done at the factory.) Butt stock has a sling eye, and a back position mounted Vernier sight, which folds into a groove cut into the top of the comb. When not in use the folded sight is covered by a wooden cover secured by a transverse pin. Forend extends to within 3″ of the muzzle, and is secured by two bbl bands. This particular rifle is pictured and described on pg. 233 of Jonathon Kirton’s book The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865 PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 95% of it’s orig blue. Bore is very fine with no visible imperfections. Case hardened action has turned mostly silver with some case color visible in protected areas, and has not been polished. Butt stock and forend retain most of their orig oil finish but are dull and have numerous handling and storage marks. 4-33682 MGM33 (3,000-5,000)

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1022
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*WESTLEY RICHARDS MODEL 1873 SINGLE SHOT DROPPING BLOCK MILITARY CARBINE. SN 142. Cal. 500/450 – 1-1/2″ carbine. This rare military carbine has round 22″ with Nock form. Bbl is marked on top “I Hollis & Sons, London” and “Henry’s Patent Rifling.” The top of Nock form is marked “Carbine 1-1/2″ case” SN “142” is on left side, along with British definitive and provisional proof marks. The front sight is brass and set in a block. Rear sight is military carbine type with elevation slide graduated up to 900 yards. Action is marked on the right side “Deeley Edge Patent” and left side is marked “Westley Richards Co. Limited Birmingham.” The trigger has what Johnathan Kirton refers to as a “fly” on pg. 157 of his book The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865. The straight grip butt stock measures 14-5/8″ over steel military butt plate. The full length forend has a single band 3-1/2″ from the muzzle and is metal capped; it also has a ramrod/cleaning rod. These carbines are extremely scarce and only two are listed on the SN register in Kirton’s book. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Bbl and action show a reblue over worn engraving and slight pitting. Action has been re-polished correctly and re-engraved and retains most of it’s reblue. Butt stock shows and old re-varnish over stains, nicks, and dings. Checkering is coarse and re-cut. Forend has been re-finished a long time ago and has little of it’s finish remaining. Checkering is faint, and somebody has started to re-cut the checkering. Front band shows heavy rust. Bore is quite strong and bright with some scattered pitting. 4-33693 MGM24 (2,500-4,000)

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1023

*THOMAS BLAND HEEREN PATENT DROPPING BLOCK TAKEDOWN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 15399. Cal .219 Donaldson Wasp. Bbl has been relined and is marked “T. Bland & Sons 430 West. Strand. London.” It has a Nock form which is marked “Winners of the American Rifle trials. 1885.” The bbl has target scope blocks mounted which carry a Lyman target spot 10x scope. The action is border engraved with open vine motif, and is marked “T. bland & Sons” on the left side. The opening lever is marked “Austrian Pat.” The SN 15399 is on the inside of grip. The custom American walnut stock measures 14-1/4″ over a Win-A-Mer Co. ribbed rubber butt plate, and has a high Schutzen style cheek piece, very coarse skipline checkering, and checkered hard rubber grip cap. The forend is a beavertail shape, with matching checkering to the butt stock, and is attached to the bbl with a screw through the bottom. This is a very scarce action with only five other actions and rifles being listed by Kirton in his book The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl shows most of it’s reblue with edges rounded, and there’s an extra tapped hole about 6″ from the breech. Bore is excellent. Action retains 60-70% of it’s orig faded case color, and is fairly strong in protected areas. Custom stocks retain most of their oil finish. 4-33697 MGM27 (2,000-4,000)

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1024

FINE MARTINI ACTION SWISS SEMI-SCHUTZEN RIFLE. SN 2240.. Cal. Appears to be 10.5 X 47R or 10.8 X 47 Martini. The cartridge appears to be one of the above as it is a short bottleneck rimmed cartridge. A simple chamber cast will readily determine exact caliber. This beautiful rifle has a 35-1/2” oct bbl with 20” of the front portion beautifully grooved on each flat. Front sight is a windgage blade dovetailed into an applied flat plate. Rear sight is also keyed for windage & elevation and graduated from 175 to 800 yards and mounts on the top of bbl dovetail. Martini action has a hexagonal ring around front and flat sides. It’s inlaid in silver on right side “RUD. ELMER” & “ST. GALLEN” on left side. Mounted with very nicely figured French walnut with a long, semi-Schnabel, checkered forearm secured with a sgl wedge through German silver escutcheons and a straight grip, slight perch belly stock with checkered wrist and deep cheekpiece with semi-Schutzen buttplate. Top tang of buttplate is a long adjustable screw. It has a Schutzen style lever with finger rests and wide spaced Schutzen dbl set triggers. Bottom of bbl and tip of bottom tang have sling swivels containing a modern braided leather sling. PROVENANCE: Glenn Marsh Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Near new, retains about 98% orig plum/brown finish on bbl and about all of its lightly faded, very strong case colors on receiver. Lever & buttplate retain strong case colors but somewhat more faded. Wood is sound with light handling & use marks and a couple of small bruises and retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 8-87522 (2,750-3,750)

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1025

*NEW RR RIFLE CO. FAIRVIEW NORTH CAROLINA SGL SHOT DROPPING BLOCK ACTIONS. SN AO11, BO26. These actions are made from high quality lost wax castings and show precision fitting. The opening levers and trigger guards are combined. The breechblocks have bushed strikers and the top tangs have knurled rollers for safeties. The hammers are actuated by coil springs. The triggers have travel adjustment screws. They have cast aluminum bars for attaching forends. They mount to a stock with a throughbolt from the butt. The receivers are threaded for a 1 x 16 LPI shank. Operation is nice and smooth. The perfect beginnings of your next project. CONDITION: Extremely fine. 4-33700-1 MGM45 (1,200-1,800)

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1026

EXTREMELY RARE, ONE OF A KIND, HARRY POPE FUGGER ENGRAVED BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 23122. Cal. 22 LR. Extraordinary rifle that was owned personally by Harry Pope. It has a 30″ light tapered rnd bbl that has Pope’s trademark left hand twist rifled bore. It has integral front sight boss mounted with a globe sight base. Top of bbl is mounted with target scope blocks with an extra set of scope base holes for a different length scope. Top of bbl, in front of middle scope block, is engraved “REBUILT BY GRIFFIN & HOWE INC, NEW YORK”. Left top side of bbl, between rear scope blocks, is stamped “H.M. POPE” and caliber is engraved beside rear scope block. Bottom of bbl, under forearm, is stamped “H.M. POPE” with the following series of letters & numbers: “C / 580 / 15.9 / 4/12/21”. It has a checkered trigger. Receiver is extraordinarily engraved by Josef Fugger in his readily identifiable style of full coverage vine & acanthus leaf patterns with an extremely fine punch dot background. Engraving is delicately & beautifully shaded in Mr. Fugger’s unmatched style. Top three flats of receiver are engraved in flower blossoms. Left side of receiver has the oval vignette of the great man himself, Harry Pope, an extraordinary likeness. Right side of receiver has a same size vignette of male & female lions in a very detailed & shaded background. It has a custom extended lever with engraving patterns to match and has a Niedner steel grip cap also engraved to match. The split breech block is jeweled. Mounted with custom tiger striped walnut of extraordinary close grain pattern with tapered, checkered, extended forearm that has an adjustable rail with Winchester deluxe swivel. Buttstock is standard Ballard pattern with checkered wrist and fine Germanic style shadow cheekpiece and an old Mershon thin pad. Scope blocks on bbl contain a Fecker small-tube target scope with fine crosshairs. Consignor states that this rifle is pictured in the book Lucian Cary on Guns from 1950 and that a former owner, Mr. Robert L. Lutz’ notes read “Frank Bergin at A&F says engraving was done by Josef Fugger at G&H (Griffin & Howe) and that Joe recalls Pope bringing the gun in personally about 1932 with his picture for engraving.” He states that the notes also state that this rifle was Pope’s personal gun. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Retains virtually all of its fine custom finish on bbl with one minor scrape by rear scope block. Receiver retains most of its fine, dark,custom case colors and the lever & grip cap most of their custom blue. Wood is sound with a few minor storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its fine custom finish. Mechanics are crisp with a crisp light trigger, brilliant shiny bore. Scope retains most of its orig factory finish with crisp optics. 4-32004 JR298 (10,000-15,000)

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1027

RARE POPE, WINCHESTER, BALLARD SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 28715. Cal. 32-40. Wonderful Pope barreled target rifle utilizing a 30″ Wincheester No. 4 weight oct to rnd bbl to which Mr. Pope has fitted a false muzzle. Bbl has a windgage globe front sight with broken adjusting screw. Top flat of bbl has Winchester standard markings and “RIFLED BY H.M. POPE. HARTFORD, CONN.” Bottom flat of bbl has Mr. Pope’s numbers of “11” perpendicular to the bore and “7” / “4” parallel to the bore. Back near the receiver is assembly number “46” which also appears on back face of the false muzzle. Receiver has standard Marlin & Ballard markings with dbl set triggers and a mid-range vernier tang sight with 4-1/4″ staff. Mounted with a nicely figured Ballard buttstock with checkered wrist and serpentine grip cap and a small cheekpiece with nickel plated iron Swiss buttplate. Buttplate is numbered to receiver. Forearm is orig Winchester equipment with a dowel in rear edge to fit the Ballard receiver. Bottom of forearm has two plugged holes from an old palm rest and the heel of the stock has two screw holes from a Creedmore style sight attachment. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% orig Winchester blue with a wear spot on right side of muzzle and over forearm area, thin on top of bbl. Receiver, lever & hammer retain strong orig case colors, generally faded but bright in sheltered areas. Stock has the obligatory hairline cracks at the wrist with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory varnish with some dark oil staining around wrist. Forearm, with its two plugged holes, retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with some very fine frosting just in front of chamber. 4-32208 JR300 (5,500-7,500)

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1028

OUTSTANDING MARLIN BALLARD #2 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 22667. Cal. .32 long (RF/CF). 28″ octagon bbl with Rocky Mountain German silver front sight, and V-notch sporting rear. The falling block action is marked on left side, “Marlin Firearms Co. New Haven. C.T. U.S.A. Patented February 9, 1875. Ballard’s Patent November 5, 1861.” Mounted with nicely figured straight grain walnut with uncheckered forend, minimal Schnabel tip, and uncheckered straight grip stock with crescent butt. Inspection shows underside of bbl to have matching SN to receiver. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with just some very minimal sharp edge wear and a few light nicks and scratches. Receiver has 75-80% orig fading case colors with a splotchy patina area on rear right side probably caused by somebody’s palm. Stocks are solid with minimal nicks and dings and have a thin coat of an added hand rubbed finish. Butt-plate show orig color mixed with a gray and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright with some erosion just forward of chamber. 4-32149 BDT250 (2,500-3,500)

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1029

MARLIN BALLARD CUSTOM RIFLE WITH ENGRAVED NO. 6 ACTION. SN 8076. Cal. 32-40. Fine custom rifle with 30″ custom oct bbl, international style front sight block with scope blocks on top flat. Receiver is engraved in No. 6 style with vignette of a buck & doe deer on left side and a grizzly bear on right side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and heart & dot borders. There is a custom tang sight base on top of receiver. It has a custom fancy Schutzen lever with dbl-set triggers. Mounted with checkered, custom highly figured walnut with large beavertail forearm & Schutzen stock with cheekpiece & nickeled brass Schutzen buttplate. Bottom of forearm has a palm rest rail attached. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about all of its custom white metal, unpolished finish. Receiver retains some smoky case colors being mostly a gray patina. Wood is sound and retains most of its custom finish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore. 4-33696 JR180 (2,500-4,000)

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1030

RARE SHARPS MODEL 1874 NO. 2 LONG RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN C154646. Cal. 44-77. Rare long range target rifle with 34″ oct bbl, windgage spirit level front sight, no provision for a rear bbl sight and has a long range vernier tang sight with the base numbered to rifle and with an additional sight base at heel of stock. It has a checkered trigger. Top flat of bbl has the Hartford address & caliber marking. Bottom flat, under forearm has serial number “154646” which matches receiver number. Inside forearm has the number “164646” which is readily apparent an assembly mistake. Inside toe of buttplate has the partial serial number. Further disassembly was not affected to check for additional matching parts. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered American walnut with schnable tipped forearm and pistol grip stock with checkered grip cap and light checkered steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Sharps records letter from Dr. R.L. Moore which states that there is no record of the serial number of this rifle ever having been invoiced, it is a blank in the sales record. Letter further states “However, this exact gun was returned to the factory at Bridgeport, Connecticut, on March 30 and May 25, 1876. The reason for being returned is not noted but it did have a leather case and sights complete.” The next paragraph states “The owner of the gun when it was returned was a Dr. H.M. Shew of Middletown, Connecticut. It was noted as a Model 1874 Long Range #2.” Also accompanied by an orig Sharps brown leather covered, blue velvet lined sight case with gold embossed “MANUFACTURED BY / SHARPS RIFLE COMPANY / HARTFORD CONN.” inside the lid. Case is now empty but the sights that are on the rifle fit this case, with the exception of the spirit level front. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains about 93-95% strong, bright orig blue with a few spots of fine pitting on bottom flat & bottom left flat, probably from storage in an old sheepskin lined case. Receiver retains most of its orig factory case colors, somewhat faded and turned gray over the top, stronger and lighter on the sides. Lockplate & hammer retain 60-70% strong case colors with balance turned gray with some moderate to heavy pitting on inside edge of hammer. Lever retains about 50% case colors. Stock has a crack in pistol grip, otherwise wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and some chips in varnish around wrist and retains most of its orig factory varnish with some heat crazing on buttstock. The crack is very easily & completely repairable by any competent stock maker. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Sight case is moderately soiled with some light edge wear and faded lining but completely sound and intact. 4-33675 JR177 (15,000-25,000)

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1031

EXTREMELY RARE SHARPS EXTRA HEAVY MODEL 1874 TARGET RIFLE. SN 162440. Cal. 40 2-1/2 (40-70 Sharps straight). Extraordinary 24 lb. rifle with 34″ rnd bbl that is 1-5/8″ diameter at the muzzle. It has a special large globe front sight with no provision for a rear sight and has a Sharps mid-range vernier tang sight with 4″ staff. Top of bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE”, without a box, and the usual Bridgeport markings. Left side of bbl at the chamber has the caliber marking. Receiver has usual Sharps & patent markings on left side and it has a checkered trigger. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered semi-schnable tip forearm and pistol grip stock with Sharps checkered steel buttplate. Left side of wrist, at the receiver, has a side panel shaped gutta-percha inlay. Bottom of bbl, under the forearm, has the matching serial number. Accompanied by a Sharps records letter which states that this rifle is listed in “Order Book No. 7 as a Model 1874 Sporting Rifle and was invoiced at the Bridgeport factory on May 1, 1879 to N.B. Tyler of Warren, Ohio.” Letter further states “This rifle, however, was anything but a Sporting Rifle; in fact it was an ultra-heavy bench rest target rifle. The description of the rifle in the record, as taken from Tyler’s ordering letter of February 21, 1879, is as follows: caliber .40 – 65 2&1/2 inch shell; 34 inch round barrel to weigh 20 pounds; mid-range sights without spirit lever, no hunting sights (rear barrel sight?); pistol-grip stock with plain oil finish; 3 pound trigger pull (trigger style not specified); butt-stock 1 inch longer and 1&1/2 inch more drop than usual; cross bar 5 inches from muzzle to keep gun level and always in same position. The total weight of the rifle was not entered in the record, but with a 20 pound barrel it would have approached 25 pounds. The price charged for this special-order rifle has not been found in any of the records, but it was surely sold at a substantial premium.” “N.B. Tyler was, of course, a bench rest match shooter. His letterhead describes himself as a dealer in ‘fine English and American guns’ and other sporting goods. He had an extensive correspondence with the Sharps company and submitted targets he made to them.” The “crossbar”, as mentioned in the above letter, is not present on the bbl and never was. There is no evidence whatsoever that any such appliance was ever installed. LOP is exactly 14″. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″. Weight: 24 lbs. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains virtually all of its fine orig factory blue with a few wear spots on top about mid-point. Receiver & lockplate retain 50-60% faded case colors with the balance a mottled silver gray patina. Wood is sound with the forearm a hand worn patina showing heavy wear on bottom of checkering and schnable tip. Stock, with its gutta-percha inlay, is sound with chipped grip cap and bruises on left side of wrist and minor nicks & scratches elsewhere and retains most of its orig factory finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-32850 JR363 (20,000-30,000)

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1032
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Correction) Gun is a restoration bu Dave Garman of the Arcadia Sharps Rifle Co., Arcadia, CA. Barrel and stock are replacements. Action serial #159642 is authentic.

EXTREMELY RARE & DESIRABLE FORT GRIFFIN, TEXAS SHIPPED SHARPS MODEL 1874 BUFFALO RIFLE. SN 159642. Cal. 44 2-5/8″. This extremely rare rifle has a 30″ heavy oct bbl, 1-1/8″ across the flats, with half of an 1876 dime as the front sight. It has the Lawrence Patent rear sight with “OLD RELIABLE” and standard Bridgeport markings on top flat. Top flat also is marked “CALIBRE 44” and the right side flat, upside down, is marked “2 5/8”. Receiver has standard markings with lockplate having no markings which is correct for this model. Bottom of bbl has serial number which matches the receiver and the inside of the toe of buttplate has last four digits of serial number. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered walnut with semi-schnable forearm and straight stock with checkered Sharps steel buttplate. It has dbl set triggers. Accompanied by a Sharps records letter identifying this rifle, as found, and listing weight as 14 lbs. It was invoiced at the Bridgeport Factory Jan. 4, 1877 to Frank E. Conrad, Merchant & Outfitter of Fort Griffin, Texas, in a shipment of 20 Model 1874 sporting rifles on this date in two strapped wooden cases. All had full oct bbls in caliber 44-90 with ten of them weighing 12 lbs., five weighing 14 lbs. and five about 16 lbs. Fort Griffin, as history has recorded, was the hub of the suppliers & outfitters for the buffalo hunters of the southern herd. It is well noted that Fort Griffin was an extremely wild & lawless town during this period with the enormous amount of money passing through the area from the buffalo hunters and their associated support personnel. The lawlessness, as with any frontier town, was even more prevalent around Fort Griffin with the saloons, brothels & gambling establishments attracting outlaws & the dregs of society at every level. Few of the many Sharps rifles shipped to Fort Griffin are known today and almost none are in orig configuration. Most have had bbls shortened, wood replaced or some other major alteration. Therefore finding one, such as this rifle, with most of its orig attributes still present, is a very great rarity. CONDITION: Very good, all matching as previously noted. Bbl retains a gray/brown patina with fine pitting and traces of orig blue. Receiver is a gray/brown patina with faint case colors in sheltered areas and the lockplate & hammer a gray/brown patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings and retains a smooth patina from years of use and oil rubbed surface. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31929 (25,000-35,000)

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1033

SHARPS MODEL 1874 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 157432. Cal. .44. 28″ octagon bbl with dovetail front sight with fine German silver insert, and a Lawrence patent ladder rear sight with tension spring. Top bbl flat is marked with rectangular box with, “Old Reliable” and between it and rear sight stamped, “Sharps Rifle Co. Bridgeport, Co.” Rear portion of top bbl flat is marked, “Caliber .44”. Usual 74 model receiver with double set triggers. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered walnut with standard forend with minimal Schnabel tip, straight grip stock, and steel rifle butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a fairly even dark brown patina with a few nicks and dents on some of the sharp edges of the octagon, and mixed with a slight bit of silver. Receiver and lock plate are a dark gray patina mixed with some brown and having minimal areas of very shallow pinprick oxidation. Stocks are sound with a minor hairline crack off of lower tang right behind lock plate, and 1-1/2″ grain crack running from butt-plate forward. It has numerous light nicks and dings, most of the orig varnish has been worn off but is evident in a few places, and carries an overall hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, double triggers seem to work fine, and bore is bright with a few minor pits but missing an important item, the rifling. It has been removed either for lining or to be rerifled. 4-32127 BDT258 (3,000-5,000)

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1034
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please Note:Sharps rifle is a true “English model” with the original small lever. Shipped to a man in West Virginia. Probably less than five of these rare guns known.

RARE SHARPS MODEL 1877 LONG RANGE NO. 1 TARGET RIFLE. SN 161720. Cal. 45-70. Rare Model 1877 Sharps, only about 100 total long range rifles made in period January 1877-March 1879 of which only 46 were No. 1’s. Often referred to as the “English Model” made for the long range & Creedmore shooters with a lighter more slim action which allowed for a heavier bbl and still be at 10 lbs. or less to qualify for international matches. This fine rifle has a 34″ tapered rnd bbl with Rigby style flat over chamber area. It has windgage spirit level front sight, no provision for a rear bbl sight and tang is mounted with a mid-range vernier sight. There is an integral sight base on heel of stock in buttplate tang. Bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE” and Bridgeport markings and is matching numbered on bottom. It also has the number “074401982”, hand stamped on bottom under forearm. Mounted with very nicely figured English walnut with checkered, black tipped rnd forearm secured with a sgl wedge and a pistol grip stock with hard rubber cap and a smooth steel buttplate with stepped tang. Reference Sharps Firearms, Sellers. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains a blue/brown patina with fine rust pitting over the surface with strong blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains about 25% case colors in the most sheltered areas being mostly a mottled silver/gray patina. Lockplate & hammer retain 25-35% case colors in sheltered areas. Lever & bottom tang retain strong case colors in sheltered areas. Forearm has a hairline on each side of tip, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33681 JR178 (8,000-12,000)

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1035

SHARPS MID RANGE SIGHT BOX WITH AXTELL VERNIER STAFF. Sharps black leather sight case embossed, “Sharps Rifle Co./Bridgeport Conn.” with purple lining housing an Axtell 5″ vernier staff, knurled base screw, 1″ aperture, and a tin of three front sight inserts. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Box has sharp crisp gold lettering with only a moderate amount of wear marks to the leather covering. Bottom shows considerable wear with a small amount of leather missing. Purple interior is mostly intact and in good shape. The Axtell parts are in near new condition. Latch on case needs some adjustment. 4-32989 BDT273 (2,000-3,000)

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1036

RARE SHARPS MODEL 1878 BORCHARDT MID-RANGE TARGET RIFLE. SN 18208. Cal. 45 2-7/8 (45-100). Rare target rifle with 26″ medium weight oct “express” rifle bbl with the very rare matted top flat. It has an ivory bead replacement front sight and Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight and a Lyman locking tang sight. Top flat of bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE” marking and left side flat has caliber marking. Bottom of bbl has the serial number “18144” which is 64 numbers off the rifle serial number. Forearm however is numbered to the rifle. No additional disassembly was attempted to check for other numbers. Left side of receiver has the usual Bridgeport markings. Top flat of bbl has an extra dovetail about 4-1/2″ back from muzzle and bottom flat has a sling eye with corresponding sling eye in buttstock. Mounted with checkered straight grain American walnut with semi-schnable tipped forearm & pistol grip stock with Sharps hard rubber buttplate. Buttplate & toe of stock have a 4″ long sliver broken away. This is an old break that was repaired a long time ago and the old glue has let go. Both pieces are still present with the rifle and can be easily restored. It appears likely that this was originally a sporting or mid-range rifle that may have been returned to have the express rifle bbl installed when that model was introduced. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine, as noted. Bbl retains 75-80% blue turning plum with a few scattered spots of chemical staining on left side flat. Receiver & lever retain 30-40% orig case colors with balance turned silver. Stock, as noted, also has a hairline & a chip by top tang, otherwise wood is sound and retains a hand worn oiled patina with light nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore.l 4-33678 JR181 (3,000-5,000)

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1037

SHARPS BORCHARDT MODEL 1878 SPORTING RIFLE. SN 6636. Cal. 40-65. Scarce rifle with only 750 reportedly made in period Oct. 1877 – Oct. 1881. Reference: Sharps Firearms, Sellers. This rifle has a 26″ rnd bbl with standard front sight and Lawrence Patent ladder rear sight. Top of bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE” and Bridgeport markings. The caliber marking is just in front of receiver ring. Receiver has usual markings on left side. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with schnable tip forearm and straight stock with checkered steel buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains a thin blue/gray patina with strong blue in very sheltered areas. There are a couple of spots of light pitting about mid-point. Receiver retains 70-75% orig blue, turning brown over the top and thin on bottom. Stock has a hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with normal handling & use marks with forearm retaining about 60% orig varnish and buttstock about 90%. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with fine orange peel effect just in front of chamber. 4-32167 JR303 (3,500-5,000)

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SHARPS MODEL 1878 BORCHARDT MILITARY RIFLE. SN 6285. Cal. 45-70. Standard military configuration with 32-1/8″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with 1,000 yard ladder rear sight. Top of bbl has the “OLD RELIABLE” and Bridgeport markings. Left side of receiver has the usual Bridgeport markings with the number “02” over top. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with full length forestock, two bands with sling swivels and an orig. knurled head cleaning rod. It has straight stock with coarse checkered Sharps steel buttplate. According to the book Sharps Firearms, Sellers, there were only 11,859 of these rifles produced in period Dec. 1877-Oct. 1881. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains about 95% orig factory blue with some very fine etching around rear sight. Receiver retains 60-70% thin orig blue with some very fine pin prick pitting around lower left edge. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang, otherwise wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & a couple of gouges on forestock and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33695 JR179 (2,500-4,000)

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1039

RARE SHARPS CONVERSION PISTOL RIFLE. SN 868. Cal. 38 RF. Appears to be a transition model with 25-1/4″ rnd bbl, dovetail Rocky Mtn. German silver front sight and a small adjustable open rear sight which is numbered to the rifle. It has the early German silver buttplate, patch box & forend cap with the “C. SHARPS / PATENT / 1848-52” markings on receiver but is without the ramrod fittings. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with long slim forearm and pistol grip stock with steel oval grip cap and perch belly butt. Right side of butt stock has a patch box which is engraved in block letters on lid “SPORTING RIFLE / USED BY / EDW. KENDALL. TYRONE. N.Y. / COUSIN OF LEWIS SUNDERLIN / WITH GEN. SHERMAN / ON HIS / MARCH TO THE SEA”. Receiver & breech block have been altered by having primer feed mechanism filed away to match the opposite side contour and a manual extractor attached to right side which operates in a small slot milled into receiver. Breech block has had the nipple replaced with a firing pin and the hammer nose has been plugged to present a flush surface. It should be noted that his item is from ex-Norm Flayderman Colleciton and copies of service records are included, along with a note from Mr. Flayderman. PROVENANCE: ex Norm Flayderman Colleciton. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 75-80% plum/brown finish and receiver strong case colors, primarily on right side, with traces on left side and balance faded to gray. Wood is sound with light scratches & dings and a series of bruises by patchbox and retains most of its orig varnish. Hammer has a hairline crack in the shank and will not always hold at full cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered light pitting. 4-31905 JR166 (5,000-10,000)

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1040

RARE WINCHESTER 1885 DELUXE SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 78254. Cal. .32-40. 34″ #3 octagon bbl. Rocky mountain front sight. Rear seat sight blank, and topped with Winchester A5 scope. Case colored receiver with close coupled double set trigger, and spur finger lever, that shows to be an extremely expertly added feature. Mounted with XXX walnut, wraparound checkered forend with black tip insert, checkered pistol grip with hard rubber grip cap, full left side cheek piece, and short prong Swiss style butt plate. Lower tang is marked with, “3909 XXX SBC.” Toe of butt plate is marked with, “3913” as is back of stock. Accompanied with Cody firearm museum fact sheet showing this gun to have been changed at factory before shipping date 9-29-97 to its current state except for the Winchester scope. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 90-95% orig blue with sharp edge wear and a small amount of fading. The scope mounts are installed over the chamber designation in rear, and in the middle of the Winchester address in the front. Receiver has full but fading case colors with a balance of a pleasant silver-patina blend. Wood is solid with usual light nicks and dings and retains most of it’s fine orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is good with some very light to moderate pitting. 4-31803 BDT89 (17,500-22,500)

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1041

WINCHESTER 1885 HIGH WALL WITH MATTE TOP BBL. SN NSN. Cal. 32-40. 30″ #4 oct. bbl. with the top three flats matted slot blanks in front and rear sight blanks, mounted with a 438 field Lyman scope. Winchester address and caliber designation and proof mark are on left side bbl flat. The case hardened receiver has had dbl set triggers professionally added. Mounted with straight grain walnut with straight grip and standard forend with black tip insert that has been drilled to accept palm rest and brass crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Good to Very Good. Matte top bbl has 50-60% orig. blue with some worn spots that have turned to a brown patina. Case colored receiver retains 40-50% original case color with a worn blending of a silver and brown patina on the balance. Stocks are good with usual nicks and scratches and repaired crack at toe. Forend has a couple hair line cracks at the front portion and as earlier mentioned has two drilled holes to accept palm rest. Dbl set triggers work but need some adjusting, bore is dark with moderate pitting. 4-32142 BDT131 (3,000-5,000)

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1042

SCARCE BROWNING BROS. WINCHESTER MODEL 1885 HIGH WALL SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. SN 14061. Cal. 40-70 Sharps straight. Standard grade rifle with 30″ No. 3 weight oct bbl, Rocky Mountain front sight with homemade brass blade & altered semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top flat of bbl has the very unusual marking “40-70 SHARPS STR.” along with the usual Winchester markings and “BROWNING BROS., OGDEN, UT”. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with black insert schnable tip forearm & straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Bottom flat of bbl, under forearm, is marked “10 1/2” and under the spring “40-70S” along with “VP” in an oval and other small proof marks. The bore has been relined and appears to be in orig 40-70 caliber. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with bbl being a thin silver/brown patina with nicks, dings & scrapes, although it does retain strong blue under forearm. Receiver retains about 40% silvered case colors with balance a smooth dark patina. Stock has a hairline back of top tang with chips on either side of bottom tang and a sliver missing from forearm, otherwise wood is sound with numerous nicks, dings & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, the relined bore is brilliant & shiny. 4-31930 JR172 (3,000-5,000)

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1043

*RARE WINCHESTER HIGH WALL THICK SIDE PRESSURE TEST RIFLE. SN 112300. Cal. Appears to be 32-20. Rare rifle with 22″ medium weight rnd bbl with the pressure test device over the chamber area which consists of a large, heavy steel ring with a precision fit piston in the top which accesses the chamber area. Top of this large ring and the top of the receiver have an unusual proof mark. Receiver is the thick wall, flat side variety found with high pressure cartridge rifles and on pressure test rifles. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut without forearm and with straight stock & crescent buttplate. This receiver and SN 112301 and 112302 were the last 3 Highwalls to be used for pressure testing new cartridges. At this point, Winchester began pressure tests with bolt action receivers and other lugged fixtures. This particular receiver, if inspected, will show the entire cartridge, bore, twist, etc. information is engraved on the right side of the barrel. This particular action #112300 was for the .351 W.S.L. Cartridges. The other two consecutively numbered receivers were for the other two S.L. Cartridges .35 and .401. None of the receivers were cut for extractors. The shells were driven out after fired for inspection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & collar retain about 95% orig blue. Receiver, with a few minor scratches on each side, retains 96-98% glossy orig blue. Lever, hammer, breech block & buttplate retain most of their orig case colors, moderately to mostly faded. Stock is sound with minor nicks & dings and a series of bruises on each side of wrist, probably from the pressure test machinery and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32205 JR251 (2,500-4,000)

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1044

*STEVENS HEAVY CUSTOM SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE. SN 11538. Cal. 22 LR. Spectacular heavy target rifle built on a 44-1/2 action, probably a Model 50, which number is stamped on lower tang just behind triggers. It has a 30″, about No. 4 weight, oct to rnd bbl with early style globe front sight and a filled dovetail on top flat, with scope blocks also on top flat. There are additionally three plugged holes in top flat. Top flat also has the usual Stevens markings with “SPECIAL STEEL FOR / SMOKELESS POWDERS” on top right flat and the caliber marking on top left flat. Bottom flat, under forearm, has the number “720” which has a “1” overstamped on the “7”. There is also a large “1” near the end of the octagonal part and there are two connected “O”‘s on face of frame. Bottom of bbl, just above forearm, has the serial number “8169”. Receiver has a short range vernier tang sight with 2-3/4″ staff and a heavy spur lever with wood panels in the loop along with dbl set triggers. Stock appears to be a custom made, heavy Schutzen stock with massive rollover cheekpiece and a full brass Schutzen buttplate. Forearm is Stevens Schutzen style with deluxe checkering & semi-schnable tip and has a fine orig palm rest with walnut pad. Bbl has conventional right hand rifling. CONDITION: Fine. The bbl, as noted, retains about all of a fine professional custom blue. Receiver retains about 80% strong orig case colors with flaking on both sides. Buttstock is sound and retains about all of its fine custom finish. Forearm retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Buttplate is a mellow brass color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-32141 JR302 (2,500-4,000)

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1045
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction )Please Note: Description should also include the following, “R.P.&S.” stands for Robert Paris & Son of Gettysburg, Pa. who incidentally were the inventors of the “Swamped Kentucky Rifle Barrel” design used by all modern cut rifling makers today. A. Raymond Goode was a barrel maker also who resided in Thurmont, Md. and during WWII got his training in the Naval Shipyards manufacturing barrels for our U.S. fleets. Goode chambered the barrel that Paris made. It is made of 4140 Chromemoly steel and shoots extremely well. Special Note: The consignor states that he is in possession of the original bbl that came with lot 1045. He states that the original 28” faux octagon bbl was turned down by the original owner which he assumes was to cut down on its weight. Consignor states that if the buyer of lot 1045 wishes, he will provide them with the original bbl (of course in its altered state), just let us know and we will provide you with it.

*FINE CUSTOM REMINGTON HEPBURN TARGET RIFLE. SN 8185. Cal. 32-40. Heavy 33″ octagon bbl being nearly 1-3/8″ at muzzle. With Globe target front sight and marked under forend on bottom of bbl, “R.P. & S. .315 .323 1-16”, and on very bottom flat under forend marked, “A.R. Goode” with a Mason sign. The Hepburn receiver is equipped with double set triggers and a Vernier tang sight with a 3-1/2″ shaft. Mounted with semi-fancy walnut with checkered forend and steel forend cap, and checkered round knob pistol grip with short prong Swiss butt-plate. The top tang channel of stock is stamped, “C. Giddings.” Back of butt-plate is stamped with matching SN to receiver. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is mostly a gray/silver color mixed with areas of fine brown patina. It has very sharp edges. Receiver has traces of orig case color in protected areas but overall appearance is a silver hardening color mixed with some wear that is blended to a brown patina. Stocks are solid with a fine old hand rubbed oil finish with checkering filled and somewhat flat on right side of pistol grip, and filled and not quite as flat on left side. Forend has a few minor nicks and dings with a very minor chip out next to receiver with very flat worn checkering, and retains a hand rubbed oil finish. Butt-plate retains 70-80% nickel showing brass just on sharp edges and at the tips of the hooks. Mechanics are good, double set triggers work, and bore is shiny. 4-32207 BDT251 (3,000-5,000)

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1046
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Catalog incorrectly states near the end of the description (just before “CONDITION”) the following, “R.P.&S.” stands for Robert Paris & Son of Gettysburg, Pa. who incidentally were the inventors of the “Swamped Kentucky Rifle Barrel” design used by all modern cut rifling makers today. A. Raymond Goode was a barrel maker also who resided in Thurmont, Md. and during WWII got his training in the Naval Shipyards manufacturing barrels for our U.S. fleets. Goode chambered the barrel that Paris made. It is made of 4140 Chromemoly steel and shoots extremely well. None of this applies to this gun, it applies to lot 1045, please disregard this information. This gun (lot 1046) is complete and original as cataloged (other than the above mentioned portion).

REMINGTON NO. 3 HEPBURN SPORTING/TARGET RIFLE. SN 768. Cal. 40 1-7/8″ (40-50 Sharps Straight). Fine sporting & target rifle with 28″ medium weight oct to rnd bbl with Beach’s combination front sight, the Remington adjustable rear sight and a short range, thick base tang sight with 3-1/4″ staff. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with steel tipped, semi-schnable, uncheckered forearm & a checkered rnd knob semi-pistol grip stock with Remington’s semi-crescent steel buttplate. Bbl has usual markings with caliber on bottom, forward of the forearm, and the receiver with its usual markings on right side. This was not a high volume production rifle but was an extremely popular sporting & target rifle during its production years 1883-1907 and remained popular long into the 20th century. Accompanied by a cigar box of orig, period loading tools for the Sharps 40-50 cartridge including a sizing and seating die, capping tool, decapping tool & another earlier bullet seating die. There is also an orig Remington single cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter marked “40/265”. There are a number of empty & loaded cases with a few patched bullets & a nickeled powder measure marked “45”. “R.P.&S.” stands for Robert Paris & Son of Gettysburg, Pa. who incidentally were the inventors of the “Swamped Kentucky Rifle Barrel” design used by all modern cut rifling makers today. A. Raymond Goode was a barrel maker also who resided in Thurmont, Md. and during WWII got his training in the Naval Shipyards manufacturing barrels for our U.S. fleets. Goode chambered the barrel that Paris made. It is made of 4140 Chromemoly steel and shoots extremely well. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue, moderately thinned, especially over forearm area. Receiver retains 65-70% thinned, faded orig case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings and has two screw holes at the heel from an old long range sight base and retains a hand worn patina, possibly an old professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some faint orange peel effect just in front of chamber. Tools are generally very fine plus. 4-32206 (4,000-5,000)

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1047

REMINGTON HEPBURN NO. 3 SPORTING & TARGET RIFLE. SN 6080.. Cal. 38 2-1/4 (Rechambered from 38cal. 1-3/4). Fine sporting rifle with 28″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver blade Rocky Mt. front sight and flat top adjustable rear sight. It has usual bbl & receiver markings. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with uncheckered steel semi-Schnabel tipped forearm and checkered rnd knob pistol grip stock with replaced, thick, checkered hard rubber buttplate. CONDITION: As noted, extremely fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig blue with a minor scratch or two. Receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant orig case colors with trigger guard & bottom tang turned dark. Wood is sound with minor handling & use marks and retains about all of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with some minor orange peel effect just in front of chamber. 4-59700 (4,000-7,000)

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1048

WHITNEY NO. 2 ROLLING BLOCK SPORTING RIFLE. SN 68358.. Cal. 32 RF. Lightweight sporting rifle with 28″ tapered, lightweight oct bbl, Beech’s combination front sight base with replaced blade and a semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with hard rubber Schnabel forearm tip & straight stock with nickeled, German silver, Swiss buttplate. Buttplate is a handmade replacement. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of blue remain in very sheltered areas on bbl and silvered case colors on receiver with balance a medium, mottled patina. Frame pin and bar may be replacement. Forearm has a crack on right side and is missing chips from tip, otherwise wood is sound and retains 30-40% orig finish with light nicks, dings & scratches. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting in front of chamber. 4-59573 (500-1,000)

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1049

LOT OF FOUR BOXES RARE UMC CARTRIDGES. 1) Full box of 40-70 Sharps bottleneck mid-range paper patched cartridges. They are in their original vertical 2-pc box with a picture of the cartridge on the top with the notation “SPECIAL / FROM 200 TO 500 YARDS RANGE”, along with the cartridge specifications. The front of the box has the line drawing of a soldier shooting a sharps military rifle with “CREEDMOOR” over his head, along with company and cartridge information. There is also the notation “FOR TARGET PRACTICE WITH LONG RANGE SPORTING RIFLES”. 2) Partial box (17 rds & 1 empty brass) of 40-50 Sharps bottleneck mid-range, paper patched cartridges. They are in their original vertical 2-pc box with a picture of the cartridge on the top with the notation “SPECIAL / FROM 200 TO 500 YARDS RANGE”, along with the cartridge specifications. The front of the box has the line drawing of a soldier shooting a sharps military rifle with “CREEDMOOR” over the rifle, along with company and cartridge information. There is also the notation “FOR TARGET PRACTICE WITH LONG RANGE SPORTING RIFLES”. 3) Rare box containing 19 rds of 38-55 Ballard rifle cartridges with copper primers. Box is vertical 2-pc with blue/black lable over the top and front of the top, marked “FOR BALLARD/BULLARD RIFLES”. Red/black end lables on bottom are marked “38-55-255 / BALLARD”. 4) Full 20-rd box of rare headstamped 38-50 Remington cartridges. Box is vertical pack marked on front of top “FOR REMINGTON RIFLE”, along with cartridge specifications. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: 1) Very fine, plus. Ammunition is bright & clean with crisp white paper patches. Box is fine, slightly yellowed with light soil and a minor stain on front of bottom. 2) Ammunition is clean and bright with crisp, white paper patches. Box is good with one open seam and a tiny (1/4″ X 1/4″) piece missing from the top left rear corner. Overall has moderate soil. 3) Fine. Ammunition is crisp & clean with crisp white paper patches. Box is moderately soiled with labels mostly intact with a wrinkle on the front corner. 4) Ammunition is clean and bright. Box is moderately to heavily soiled with a couple of open seams and some light water stains around the bottom. 4-32986 JR374 (1,000-2,000)

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1049A

ASSORTED SHARPS BRASS AND AMMO. This lot includes: 26 pieces of .44-77 Sharps brass, 28 loaded rounds, 1 piece of brass for .40-70 Ballard, 21 rounds of .40-60, 8 rounds of .40-1-7/8, 7 pieces of .38-50 brass, 3 .45-3-1/4″ Sharps (2 loaded, 1 brass), 2 .44-77 Sharps bottleneck, 6 rounds of .45-2-7/8″, 7 .44-90 Sharps, 2 .50-90 Sharps, 6 .45-100, 3 .44-60 Sharps, 4 .45-70, 4 .40-85, 40-70-2-1/2″, 25 loaded (9 brass), 8 rounds .44-90 Sharps neck, Winchester box with 3 .40 cal 3-1/4″ straight shell, UMC box with 5 .40 cal 3-1/2″, 1 empty Winchester for .38-90, full UMC box with .40-70 Sharps, UMC box mostly full of .40-65, UMC box full of .40-70, UMC box partially full .44 cal for Sharps sporting rifle, Full box of Winchester .45-100 primed brass, and full crisp box UMC .40-70 for Sharps rifle. No guarantees of loaded rounds being orig as there may be some reloads. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Mostly good. The boxes range from excellent to showing wear and missing end flaps. 4-32987 BDT275 (1,500-2,500)

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1050

RARE NAVY SIZE VOLCANIC ARMS LEVER ACTION PISTOL. SN 852. Cal. 41. Fine Navy size volcanic pistol with 6″ bbl, German silver pin front sight and fixed rear sight. Top flat of bbl is marked “THE VOLCANIC / REPEATING ARMS CO. / PATENT NEW HAVEN, CONN. FEB. 14. 1854”. Receiver is silver plated with 2-pc smooth walnut grips. Serial number was observed on right side of lever, left side of butt strap under the grip and inside of both grips. No further disassembly was attempted to check for other numbered pieces. There is a curious 1/8″ hole in the left front rib about 1/4″ from muzzle end. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, only about 1,200 of these rare pistols were made in the period 1855-1857. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 70-75% orig blue, somewhat thinned on main part of bbl & center of magazine tube, stronger on rotating section of bbl. Receiver & side plates retain 30-40% silver plating with the balance a rather dark mustard patina. Receiver has strong sharp edges showing only slight wear. Grips show sharp edge wear with a few minor nicks and retain most of their strong orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & scattered fine pitting. 4-31928 JR191 (30,000-40,000)

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1051

RARE HOGGSON ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9373. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine. It has German silver front sight blade and a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Receiver is engraved in Hoggson’s familiar patterns with a bird dog on point on left sideplate and his trademark large flower blossom in front panel. Right side also has his trademark flower blossom in front panel and the sideplate and rear portion of receiver has his wonderful sweeping foliate arabesque scrolls, all with punch dot background. All the panels are surrounded by a chip & line border. Top of receiver, top tang & rear edges of receiver, along with buttplate tang are engraved to match. Receiver was originally silver plated and now retains 20-25% orig silver plate, strong in sheltered areas. Serial number is not present on top of bbl in usual position, however it was observed on left side of lower tang, in top tang channel of buttstock & inside toe of buttplate. Also on left side of lower tang is assembly number “1.1” along with “FF” on left side of upper tang under the wood. Assembly number on bbl, under rotating sleeve, is “417 1.1”. The same “1.1” assembly number is found on the sight ring and also on the rotating sleeve. Rotating sleeve also has the assembly number “632” which was probably the orig assembly number for the orig rifle bbl. This bbl is undoubtedly an old, period, factory replacement and was simply not numbered during the replacement process. The matching assembly numbers on all of these parts leaves no doubt that this bbl is a factory original replacement to this rifle. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with factory sling loop in left side and brass buttplate with trap. There is a corresponding sling loop on left side of bbl. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & rotating sleeve retain about 90% strong factory orig deep blue with only sharp edge wear, a few scattered small chemical spots and some thinning at balance point. Receiver retains about 20-25% orig silver in sheltered areas. Lever & hammer retain generous amounts of their orig case colors, strong in sheltered areas on lever, bright on hammer. Stock is sound with minor bumps & scratches and retains virtually all of a beautiful professionally, old restored finish, probably by the factory at the same time the bbl was replaced. The “Henry bump” was removed during refinishing process. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This is a great looking gun. 4-32100 (75,000-100,000)

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1052

RARE HOGGSON ENGRAVED MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 7626. Cal.44 Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine. Has German silver front sight and a Henry-style ladder rear sight base with a replaced ladder and slide. Receiver is typically Hoggson engraved with the vignette of a buck deer leaping over a pile of logs, surrounded by his wonderful foliate, arabesque patterns with punch dot background on the left side. Both front panels have Hoggson’s trademark flower blossom, and the right side has large panels of his sweeping, foliate arabesque patterns. All with punch dot background. Top of the receiver, rear edges of receiver, top tang and buttplate tang are engraved to match. Mounted with a very nicely figured, un-checkered, American walnut stock with straight grip and sling swivel on the left side, with a faint “Henry bump” below. There is a corresponding loop on the left side of the bbl. The toe of the stock has an extremely clever and professional repair which nearly matched the orig grain of the stock. Toe of buttplate has been re-brazed on each edge from where it had been cracked. Serial number was observed on left side of lower tang and inside the top tang channel of the buttstock. Only the last 3 digits of the SN could be clearly deciphered inside the toe of the buttplate. Top of bbl, under the swivel end, has the assy #116, which number is also found on the rear face of the swivel end. There is a large “E” on the left side of the top tang under the wood. Probably indicates that this rifle was designated for engraving. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain a smooth, medium-brown patina with all markings clearly legible. Rcvr shows moderate wear with light nicks and scratches and retains a medium to dark, mustard patina with traces of its orig silver plating. Top and bottom tangs and inside the rcvr show strong silver plating. Stock, as noted, has a repaired sliver by the top tang and has light nicks and scratches and retains most of a fine, professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine. Strong, dark bore with a ring about mid-point. 4-33831 JR306 (25,000-40,000)

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1053

RARE PRESENTATION MODEL 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4938. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Usual configuration with 24-1/4″ oct bbl with integral magazine tube, German silver front sight blade and 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with dark stained, uncheckered walnut stock with first model Henry buttplate with rnd heel and sling swivel on left side with a corresponding sling loop on left side of bbl. Left sideplate is engraved in period script “Presented to / Lt. William J. Creasey / by the citizens of / Newburyport, Mass. / 1867”. Receiver & buttplate were originally silver plated. Accompanied by a small packet of information from the Historical Society of Old Newbury which lists William J. Creasey as having been born Jan. 24, 1822 in Newburyport. He enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant in Company I, 23rd Mass Infantry on Oct. 11, 1861 for three years. He was with his regiment in North Carolina at the Battles of Roanoke Island & New Berne, NC in February & March respectively and resigned July 16, 1862. Additional information in this packet leaves one to believe that Lt. Creasey was engaged in the shipping business and is the likely reason for his resignation before his expiration of term of service. An additional entry in 1864 indicates that Lt. Creasey was involved with the attempt to raise a company of heavy artillery to garrison the fort that was being built at the entrance to the Newburyport Harbor. The Army declined their offer stating there were twelve companies of heavy artillery on duty in Massachusetts and the army would garrison the new fort from these forces. Thus far no information has been discovered as to the reason for the post-war presentation of this rifle but given the fact that Lt. Creasey was apparently very active in the local activities in Newburyport and a ship owner, it is likely that additional research could develop substantially more information. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains on bbl & magazine tube, with both being a dark brown patina with some scattered moderate rust pitting. Most of bbl address is still visible. Receiver shows heavy wear with rounded edges and retains 20-30% orig silver. Buttstock has a repaired crack in wrist and retains most of a dark stained restored finish. Buttplate retains 60-70% orig silver. Trigger return spring is broken or missing, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore. The follower is a period of use replacement. 4-31680 JR189 (22,500-32,500)

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1054

RARE MARTIALLY MARKED 1860 HENRY LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 3464. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Standard Henry rifle with 24-1/4″ oct. bbl w/ integral magazine tube. German silver front sight w/ 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Mounted w/ uncheckered straight grain American walnut w/ straight grip stock and brass crescent butt plate w/ rounded point. Left side of lower tang, inside toe of butt plate, and top tang channel of stock all carry matching SN. Assembly number on bbl and bbl collar are matching. Included in butt is a 4-pc wooden cleaning rod. Right side of receiver at forward edge is stamped w/ H.C. Adjoining bbl flat stamped w/ C.G.C. w/ a singular C stamped below it. The right side, upper corner of butt plate stamped with C. Adjoining stock has remnant’s of C. The cartouche in center of stock is very faint but discernible. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl has a restored blue finish w/ quite a bit of pitting down left side. Receiver has sharp edges but shows signs of a very old polish and has aged back at a very pleasant mustard patina. There are a few nicks around the receiver. Hammer and lever are a brown patina w/ light pitting areas. Stock is worn with the usual nicks and dings and shows a very lovely aged hand worn patina. As noted the stampings in the wood are faint but can be found. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is dark w/ scattered pitting 4-32975 BDT32 (30,000-50,000)

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1055

HENRY MODEL 1860 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8261. Cal. .44 RF Henry. Standard Henry with 24-1/4″ octagon bbl with integral magazine. German silver front sight with 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight. Left side of bbl and stock are mounted with sling swivels. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and brass crescent butt with trap. Left side of lower tang, and inside toe of butt-plate are numbered to match the SN bbl. The top tang channel of stock is numbered to match but believed to be renumbered. Assembly numbers on bbl collar and bbl are matching. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl is a silver/gray patina and has shallow surface pitting pretty much the entire length that has been cleaned, and with time has oxidized back to its current state. Corners are sharp and there is darker patina in the gullets. Receiver is a medium-dark patina with good corners and only a minimal amount of dings and dents. Hammer and lever are a silver/gray patina with shallow surface pitting that has been cleaned in similar fashion to the bbl. Stock is a probable proper style replacement with only a few nicks, dings, and a proper oil style finish. Butt-plate is a darker patina color with numerous nicks and dings. Mechanics are good and bore is dark with scattered pitting and a couple of deep pits in center of bbl. 4-33377 BDT241 (15,000-20,000)

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1056

EXTRAORDINARILY RARE & IMPORTANT ULRICH RELIEF ENGRAVED DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 104463. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Exceptional Model 66 with engraving so special & rare as to be completely unique in its presentation. Rifle has a 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight & the scarce 900 yard musket style ladder rear sight with tension spring mortise in top flat. Top flat has the Winchester and King’s improvement markings. Mounted with extraordinary, 3X burl & flame grain, center crotch cut, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. The bottom of the stock & forend cap have sling eyes of a type not previously encountered by this cataloguer but are, without question, factory orig to this rifle. The trigger is also unusual with its long, thin, rounded tip generally found only on engraved & special rifles. Deluxe wood is rarely ever encountered on the early brass frame rifles and this matching forearm & stock are even an exception to that rule with their extraordinary matching flame & shell grain. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate tang are engraved by John Ulrich, possibly by his brother, Conrad, but attributed to John because of the border patterns. Their work was created simultaneously and in some instances is nearly indistinguishable one from the other unless they are signed. Unfortunately this work of art is not signed or at least a signature has not been located as of this writing. Engraving consists of the extraordinarily rare four vignettes on each side of receiver, two of which on each side are in deep relief which, again, is also extraordinarily rare. Vignettes consist of a standing bull elk in a forested & field scene on left side plate with a bugling bull elk in front side panel. The two smaller vignettes are of cow elk, all executed in exceptional detail. Right side also has four vignettes, two of which are also in deep relief. Right sideplate has an extraordinarily detailed standing buck deer in a forest scene with a standing bull elk in a mountain scene in right front side panel. Two smaller vignettes are of cow elk, one standing & one reclining. Remainder of entire receiver, top tang, forend cap and buttplate tang have full coverage deep chiseled foliate arabesque patterns with extremely fine punch dot background and very detailed shading. Bottom of carrier is engraved to match with mirror image spear point border at rear edge of carrier & opening, with feather borders on each side of opening. The large vignettes and front edges of receiver have the stylized zigzag border which is also around the entire top & rear edge of receiver. There are several areas of unusual checkered engraving as background work for some of the scrolls. There are two very unusual lion’s paws & forelegs, one on either side of the hammer slot at rear edge of receiver. All three of these engraved items, receiver, forend cap & buttplate, are gold plated. Flat areas were better able to be polished and therefore have retained their gold much better than the unpolished engraved areas. The serial number was observed in its normal position on bottom tang back of the lever lock, inside top tang channel of the buttstock and inside toe of the buttplate. Left side of the lower tang under the wood is stamped “XXX”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet which identifies this rifle with oct bbl, “XXX” stock, oil finish, engraved in gold, shipped May 6, 1878 to Order #11739. This rifle is pictured on p. 146 of Winchester Engraving, Wilson, with both sides of receiver in full detail with the attribution to John Ulrich. It is also pictured, likewise in full detail on p. 114 of The Winchester Book, Madis, 1985 Edition. This exquisite gun was made around 1872 ( based on the SN range) and is believed to have been part of the Philadelphia Exhibition of 1876 and so stated in book of Winchester engraving by R.L.Wilson. A very special opportunity to obtain a highly desirable Winchester work of art. PROVENANCE: Henry Vogel Collection as listed in both books. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 80-90% thinning orig blue with edge wear and areas of the magazine tube turning plum. Receiver retains 60-70% strong orig gold plating with the loss areas from the shaded & punch dot background areas. Flat surfaces, being better polished, retained the plating far better. Forend cap retains 60-70% orig gold with some silver showing through on back edge. Buttplate retains traces of gold around edges with exposed areas a dark mustard patina. Lever & hammer retain strong case colors, only lightly faded on sides, turning gray on top edge of hammer and outer edge of lever. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-32099 JR205 (275,000-375,000)

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1057

FASCINATING ELABORATELY ENGRAVED BY C.F. ULRICH WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 80492. Cal. .44 CF. Marvelously engraved 66 with 24-3/8″ octagon bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, and Henry style 900 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured “XXX” fiddleback walnut with straight stock, and crescent brass butt-plate with trap door. Receiver is spectacularly engraved probably as a factory promotional item, with very unusual patterns consisting of a full side of very busy vignettes consisting of a tiger hunting scene on left with a hunter kneeling and shooting a charging tiger with another tiger crouching over a supine human figure, a running hunter with a very distressed look on his face with another human figure running in the background, probably the gun bearer. There is a horse tied to a tree in foreground that is trying to escape, with another horse running away in the background, all of this is in great detail with flowers and trees. Top of vignette has a long arrow with a ribbon wound around it which bears the inscription, “HUNTING THE TIGER WITH A SINGLE SHOOTER.” Right side vignette has similar arrow with wound ribbon to read, “WINCHESTER REPEATING RIFLES.” Vignette depicts a colonial style hunter in a frock coat looking through field glasses with his Indian gun bearer holding his lever action Winchester, with a faithful hunting dog in foreground and a dead tiger with a wounded tiger in the left foreground. This vignette is also executed in superb detail with foliage and trees. The tree in the right foreground has a monkey hanging by his tail. Left front flat has a two standing stags, and a reclining hind in a mountain scene. Right side front flat is a stag and a hind watering in a mountain scene. The top edge of the receiver, top tang, and each side of the trigger have deep relief foliate arabesque pattern, with a very fine stippled background. Front flat vignettes have a similar border with front and rear edges of receiver having large scallops with Fleur De Lis. Bottom of receiver and carrier have a split circle, and mirror image filled with foliate arabesque pattern. Butt-plate, tang, and forend cap are engraved to match. This fabulous work has Mr. Ulrich’s tiny stamped signature in four places. Once behind trigger, again behind SN, and twice below loading gate. It’s very rare to find even one signature, two is almost unheard of, and four signatures can only manifest to Mr. Ulrich’s pride and quality of this piece of work. This exact rifle has a full page devoted to it pg. 115 in Winchester Engraving by R.L. Wilson, and being from the Norm Flayderman Collection. It has factory mounted sling swivels, assembly number “VXX” is found on left side of lower tang, and top tang channel of the stock. Butt-plate carries the SN on the inside toe. This is without a doubt a one of a kind rifle without peer. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue, strong and bright in sheltered areas, thinning and mixing to patina elsewhere. Edges are very sharp. Magazine tube has blue in sheltered areas with balance a medium, smooth, blue/brown patina. Receiver retains traces of gold wash, being a medium mustard patina overall with nice edges. Wood is sound with a few minor handling nicks and scratches, and retain nearly all of a professional restored finish. Screw for toe of butt-plate is a proper replacement. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is strong and bright with moderate pitting with a few spots of deep pitting. 8-87443 BDT224 (125,000-175,000)

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1058

EARLY NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 37333. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Beautiful engraved ’66 with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, Rocky Mtn. front sight that appears to have been orig to this rifle, with a 900 yard Henry ladder rear sight missing its slide. It has full magazine and appears to have originally had a browned bbl. Receiver is wonderfully engraved, probably from the hand of the master himself in Nimschke’s inimitable style consisting of the large vignette of a screaming American eagle perched on a stars & stripes shield holding an olive branch in its left talons and arrows in its right talons. All surrounded by Nimschke’s beautiful, bold, sweeping, intertwined arabesque patterns with punch dot background. It has his trademark feather patterns on both sides of the front edges of the raised areas with matching foliate arabesque patterns in both front panels, around rear edges, on top of receiver, behind hammer, on forend cap and buttplate tang. Right side of receiver also has his beautiful sweeping foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. The carrier bears his trademark flower blossom with chip border and has foliate patterns between timing screws. Bottom tang is matching engraved with a small arabesque pattern behind trigger with five tiny stars. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Forend cap & buttstock have factory sling swivels. The serial number was observed on bottom tang behind trigger and again in top tang channel of buttstock. Inside toe of buttplate has serial number “5882” but appears to be orig to this rifle as the engraving patterns match completely. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl retains a medium brown patina that may be orig browning and has several light & two or three heavier dings on top three flats at about mid-point. Receiver shows light to moderate wear and retains a medium smooth mustard patina. There are traces of gold over silver wash inside receiver and tangs. Stock has a hairline at the toe, otherwise wood is sound with numerous small nicks, dings & scratches and retains a dark oiled handworn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore that may clean substantially better. 4-33832 JR305 (30,000-50,000)

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1059

WINCHESTER 1866 MUSKET. SN 40547. Cal. 44rf. 27″ rnd bbl. Square base front site w/ flip up ladder style rear. Musket style forend and magazine tube retained by 3 bbl bands w/ side mounted bayonet log on front band and sling swivel mounted on center band. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered American walnut w/ straight grip stock, brass carbine butt plate w/ trap door. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 95% orig. blue w/ wear forward of front sight from bayonet. Visible magazine tube has about 90% blue w/ a file cut just forward of front swivel. Receiver has very sharp edges and retains a very mellow butterscotch patina. Hammer shows very strong visible case colors. Lever is mostly dark w/ some silver patina mixed in. Wood is sound w/ just some of the normal nicks and bruises. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is bright w/ just some minor pitted areas. 4-31786 BDT30 (15,000-20,000)

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1060

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH HENRY MARKED BARREL. SN 19859. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Fine early rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight and a replacement reproduction 1866 carbine style 2-position flip rear sight. Top flat has the Henry & King’s patent markings. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are orig nickel finish. Mounted with highly figured, shell grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent brass buttplate with trap. Serial number of this rifle, as in all early 66’s is found on left side of lower tang under the wood. The same number was observed in top tang channel of buttstock but appears to have been re-stamped as there was some alterations in the tang channel and it appears that this may be a replacement buttstock. No number was observed in the buttplate. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains most of a restored brown finish with scattered fine pinpoint pitting. Magazine tube is a gray/brown patina with fine pinpoint pitting. Forend cap retains most of its orig nickel finish. Receiver & buttplate retain about 90% orig nickel finish. Lever & hammer are a dark patina. Buttstock is sound with minor nicks & storage marks and retains most of a fine restored finish. Forearm is somewhat battered on left side but appears to be orig and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting and a ring about 6″ from muzzle. 4-32108 (10,000-20,000)

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WINCHESTER 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 161037. Cal. 44RF. 24-1/2″ oct bbl with full length magazine tube. Half nickel front sight with checkered side V notch sporting rear. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and steel crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 75-80% orig blue with sharp edge wear and overall light oxygenation. Magazine tube is mostly a brown patina. Receiver has sharp crisp edges and a very pleasing old mustard patina. Hammer and lever have visible color but both are mostly a dark silver patina. Steel buttplate is a dark silver patina. Steel forend cap retains 70% of the quality restored blue. Butt is equipped with four piece steel and brass tipped cleaning rod. Mechanics are crisp, bore is good but dark with light to moderate scattered pitting. 4-31675 BDT21 (5,500-7,500)

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1062

WINCHESTER 1866 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 131896. Cal. 44 RF. 24″ rnd. bbl with half nickel front sight and short side checkered v-notch sporting rear, full length magazine tube and steel forend cap. Receiver is mounted with thick base tang sight with 1-1/2″ shaft. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip and brass crescent butt plate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. BBL finish has turned to a splotchy dark brown and silvery patina with areas of shallow corrosion. Receiver is a mellow patina color with sharp edges and a few minor scratches. Hammer and lever are dark gray patina with some light pitting on lever. Stocks are sound with normal nicks and dings and a few minor chips. Forend has a small sliver of wood missing on upper right rear portion. Finish is a proper old hand rubbed oil finish. 4-32200 BDT146 (5,500-7,500)

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1063

WINCHESTER 1866 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 45522. Cal. 44. 20″ rnd bbl, bbl band, front sight, and half of a non-adjustable leaf sight with long leaf extension missing. Standard staple and ring mounted on left side of receiver. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and brass crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Good, bbl, magazine tube and bbl bands retain 98% of a restored blued finish with no visible markings on bbl. Receiver is polished with slightly rounded edges and retains a gold appearance. Hammer and receiver screws have a restored blue finish. Lever is mostly brown patina with light scattered pitting. Wood is solid with a restored hand-rubbed oil finish. The rear bbl band appears to be a gunsmith made replacement. Bolt appears to be a conversion to CF but is missing the forward part and has a broken lower extractor. Mechanics are fair and bore is dark and well pitted. 4-32976 BDT22 (6,000-10,000)

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1064

SCARCE MODEL 1897 WINCHESTER DOUBLE-W CARTRIDGE BOARD. Fine board with 49-1/4” x 31-3/4” exposed image with 226 items including rimfire & centerfire handgun & rifle cartridges, brass shotshells, paper shotshells, three window shotshells, primer & cap boxes and bullets. Face of board has the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. logo in red with other advertising around board. Centrally it has the famous A.B. Frost vignette of two early hunters, one loading his pipe & the other smoking, sitting on a log, with their Winchester rifles leaning on the log, looking at a dead bear in foreground. Left side of board has a flying mallard duck with its bill partially covered by a cartridge. Right side has head of bull moose. Mounted in its orig gold lined, oak frame. Orig backing paper is missing but it still has orig label which states “PRESENTED WITH COMPLIMENTS / OF THE / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / PLEASE HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE”. It appears that a few of the cartridges may have been rewired. The Blue Rival window shell is detached but accompanies the board. CONDITION: Over the years it appears that board has been strengthened more than once and is fine & sound. Front of board is moderately faded with some water damage & light soil, fly specks & a few small nicks. Left edge has book worm damage, not affecting any images and both bottom corners have scrapes & wrinkles. An iconic Winchester display for any serious Winchester collector. 4-58895 (17,500-22,500)

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Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: In our description we state that this gun is currently in the blue and was originally made in the blue and 1 of only 2 made in the blue. We have been contacted by a noted Winchester scholar who is currently preparing a comprehensive book on Winchester “One of One Thousand” (and this very gun will be included in this book). The author states that there are actually 11 of these made, and there may be only 2 currently known, but 11 were originally produced.

RARE AND BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED WINCHESTER 1873 “ONE OF ONE THOUSAND.”. SN 11856. Cal. 44-40. Usual configuration with 24″ octagon bbl, full magazine, half nickel front sight, and V-notch sporting rear. Inlaid muzzle band and accented scroll forward and behind front sight. Light scrolls on flats adjacent to forend cap. Light scroll accenting Winchester markings. Inlaid chamber band and the mythical, “One of One Thousand” engraved on top flat with arabesque scroll on adjoining flats with stippled background. First model receiver with mortised checkered, thumb-print dust cover. Top tang marked, “Model 1873” and lower tang marked with SN. Mounted with “XXXX” walnut with checkered forend, and checkered straight grip stock with crescent butt and trap door, containing steel wiping rod with brass tip. Accompanying this firearm is a letter from author R.L. Wilson identifying this gun and documented it by Winchester factory ledger as being received in warehouse December 12, 1875, and shipped January 12, 1876. The letter goes on to talk about the Winchester 1 of 100, and 1 of 1000, documenting such guns for his numerous books on the subject. The letter also identifies the gun as being in the collection of “Harry H. Sefried II”, a noted engineer and designer for the Winchester factory. The letter also states that Mr. Sefried himself started the restoration of this rifle. The second letter accompanying this firearm is from Daniel Cullity Restorations to Mr. Wilson, talking about what a pleasure it was to work on such a fine gun, and upon investigation, discovering that it had originally been a charcoal blue receiver, rather than the case colored as mistakingly listed in the factory ledger. Mr. Cullity goes into detail on how he arrived at this, and the test to prove it. With this information and research, Mr. Wilson determined this to be 1 of 2 Model 1873, 1 of 1000 rifles to have a blue frame. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun retains virtually all of it’s authentic type restored finish with bbl, receiver, and mag-tube being a fine charcoal blue, and forend cap, hammer, lever, and butt plate a fine authentic type case coloring. Stocks are solid with a fine restored factory type finish, and sharp checkering. There are a few light handling marks and a couple of grain checks on right side of stock. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny with some minor scattered pitting. It should be noted that it is believed that only 133 model 1873, 1 of 1000’s were made and that this is 1 of 2 made with a blue frame. 4-33725 BDT209 (40,000-70,000)

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WINCHESTER 1873 SECOND MODEL DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 89062. Cal. 44-40. 24″ oct. bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight, short checkered side v-notch sporting rear. Small “44W” stamped on top barrel flat just infront of receiver. Case colored receiver and mounted in “XX” checkered pistol grip walnut and checkered forend. Inside lower tang is stamped “XX 4352 R”. Same 4352 assembly number is found in top tang channel of stock and on inside toe of crescent butt plate. Accompanied with Cody Firearms museum letter fully identifying this rifle as being shipped May 12, 1882 with four other Model 1873’s on Order # 32624 and returned and repaired on December 13,1913 Order # 53824. CONDITION: Very good to Fine. BBL retains 80% of original finish that has turned to a blue brown patina color with normal sharp edge wear, a few nicks and scratches and some very light pin prick oxidation. Magazine tube has flaked and turned to a silvery gray patina. Forend cap is a silver mixed with brown patina. The case hardened frame has only traces of color and is mixed with a splotchy silver and dark gray patina with dark brown patina in the foward portion of the receiver. Hammer and lever have faint visible color and are both a mixture of dark brown silvery patina. Butt plate is smoothe, mostly brown with silver patina mixed in. The wood is sound with normal nicks and dings and scratches with a hand worn patina finish with good checkering that may have been recut years ago. Mechanics are crisp and bore is good with some scattered moderate pitting. 4-32161 BDT132 (10,000-15,000)

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1067

WINCHESTER 1873 STANDARD RIFLE. SN 228784B. Cal. 44-40. 24″ oct bbl with full magazine. Half nickel front sight with serrated side V notch sporting rear. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Fine, bbl and magazine tube retain 95% orig blue with slight edge wear, normal muzzle wear and spotted throughout with normal storage rash. Receiver retains 90-95% orig blue with spotty flaking covering both sides. Small amount of sharp edge wear but overall very strong. Hammer retains nearly all of its orig case color with lever strong on the sides and patina over the bottom. Buttplate shows some visible case colors mixed with spotty patina. Forend cap retains 85-90% vivid blue. Wood is sound with normal minor nicks and scratches with a pleasing smooth hand-rubbed finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright with a smattering of light pitting. 4-31797 BDT19 (9,000-12,000)

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1068

HIGH CONDITION THIRD MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 266893B. Cal. 44 WCF. Made with 24″ octagon bbl and full magazine, half nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side V-notch sporting rear and third model receiver. Mounted with uncheckered “X” walnut with straight grip and crescent butt with trap door. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as a .44 caliber octagon bbl rifle with plain trigger and shipped from warehouse June 7, 1888 on order #8562. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, faint sharp edge wear, and a few of the usual light handling and storage marks. Receiver retains 90-95% orig blue with a small amount of wear on the sharp edges, starting to turn brown in the carrying area. There are a few small areas beginning to flake that are turning to a brown/patina. Top tang shows a slight amount of thinning over the model designation. Hammer has nearly all of it’s dark visible case color and lever shows good color on sides thinning and turning a silver patina on bottom. Butt-plate has traces of color but is mostly a blend of silver patina. Stocks are solid with normal light scratches and dents and retain 90% orig finish with wear to the grip area and carrying portion of the forend. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny as firearm shows very little actual use. 4-32279 BDT210 (9,500-12,500)

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1069

WINCHESTER 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 535491B. Cal. 44WCF. Usual 20″ rnd bbl with full magazine. Square base front sight and standard ladder type carbine rear. Usual saddle ring and staple on left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut. Straight grip and carbine buttplate with trapdoor. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90-95% orig blue with usual light scuffs and nicks and dings and a small patch of surface rust on bbl just forward of forend. Third model receiver retains 95-98% orig blue with slight saddle ring wear and wear on the sharp edges. There are a couple of mars left side of dust cover and left side of the receiver near the lifter. The hammer retains full dark case coloring. Lever has visible color on side and turned a splotchy gray brown patina on bottom. Buttplate shows 70% color mixed with brown patina spotting. Wood is sound with normal nicks and dings and moderate finish wear in wrist area on right side of stock. The bbl bands have 60-65% blue with wear on the high areas. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright as gun shows little use. Just a few minor storage blemishes. 4-31793 BDT18 (12,000-15,000)

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1070

EARLY FIRST MODEL WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 331. Cal. 44. Standard 20″ rnd bbl, full mag with front sight being intregal with front band. An early two leaf carbine rear sight. First model raised thumb print mortise dust cover. Left side has usual staple and ring. Serial number is of the Type I with the inscribed “MODEL 1873″ adjoining the serial number. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut, straight grip with carbine buttplate. This early carbine can be found pictured on numerous pages of James Gordon’s book Winchesters New Model of 1873: A Tribute. (Appears that the stock may have been altered or replaced since the illustration in Gordon’s book). Accompanied by Cody Winchester letter identifying this gun as a carbine with a 20” bbl, received in warehouse Feb. 6, 1874 and shipped from warehouse March 23, 1874 with 109 other arms. CONDITION: Very good. Metal surfaces are of a consistent brown to dark brown patina with scattered areas of light pitting. There is a small amount of silvered areas showing on receiver. Screw for the forend retaining ring appears to be an old replacement. Stock is sound with usual nicks and dings and exhibits a dark hand worn oiled patina. Left side has two very dark depression streaks running across. Forend has the usual nicks and dings and hairline crack from the forend ring forward. The raised area on the thumb print dustcover should have been checkered. This one is either smooth from wear or was never checkered. Mechanics are sound and the bore is remarkably good with some light, scattered pitting. 4-32656 (8,500-12,500)

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1071
Revised: 3/11/2008

(Correction) This gun is a Modern Firearms, Not Antique as Described , and subject to BATFE regulations.

WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET WITH BAYONET. SN 570570B. Cal. 44WCF. 30″ rnd bbl with 9/10 magazine tube, square base front sight and Winchester musket style ladder rear sight. Forend and magazine tube retained by three bbl bands with center equipped with sling swivel. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut straight grip stock with carbine style buttplate with trap door. Also accompanied by proper socket bayonet and letter from Cody Firearm Museum identifying this as a 44 cal musket shipped Sept 18, 1903 to order number 13880. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains strong 98% orig blue with only slight wear at muzzle. Bbl bands retain 95% orig blue with just some slight high edge wear. Receiver has 97-98% orig blue with some flaking across top and on dust cover. Lever and hammer show full coverage bright case coloring. Buttplate retains nearly all of its dulling orig case coloring. Wood is sound with usual nicks and scratches except for an area of moderate gouging on left side of buttstock. Buttstock is also equipped with proper sling swivels that correspond with center bbl band. Bore is bright and shiny as gun appears to have seen little to no use. Accompanying bayonet is nearly new with 98% of its original blued finish. 4-31788 BDT24 (5,000-7,500)

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1072

*FINE WINCHESTER 1873 MUSKET. SN 571160B. Cal. 44 WCF. Usual 30″ round bbl with square base front sight, and military style ladder rear sight. Long musket style forend retained by three bbl bands. The center band equipped with standard sling swivel. Mounted in straight grain uncheckered American walnut with carbine style butt-plate with trap door, housing 5-pc steel cleaning rod. Toe line has standard inlet sling swivel and base. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Rifle shows to have been used very little and retains most all of it’s orig factory finish. There are numerous nicks, dings, and scratches to both the wood and metal. Lever and hammer have virtually all of their fine bright case colors. There are a few tiny areas of flaking on receiver; most of the blemishes come from rack marks or improper care during storage. Butt-plate even has some strong visible color. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33866 BDT223 (4,500-6,500)

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1073

*WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION MUSKET. SN 569860B. Cal. 44WCF. Usual 30″ rnd bbl and 9/10 magazine tube. Square base front sight with Winchester musket ladder style rear sight. Nearly full length musket style forend retained by three bbl bands and mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut straight grip stock with carbine buttplate with trapdoor. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 98% orig blue with a few light storage and handling marks. All of the bbl bands retain 90% plus orig blue with factory mounted swivel on the middle band. Receiver retains 97-98% orig blue with only the very slightest sharp edge wear, a few minor handling marks and a small amount of flaking over the chamber area. Lever and hammer retain virtually all of its case colors. Buttplate has full coverage case color that is somewhat faded. Stocks are sound with the normal amount of slight dings and dents and some finish wear in the wrist area. Buttstock is mounted with proper sling swivel to correspond with middle bbl band. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny as this musket has seen little to no use. 4-31674 BDT23 (5,000-7,500)

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1074

WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 350996B. Cal. 32 WCF. 24″ oct. bbl half nickel front sight, serrated side, v-notch sporting rear with set screw and full length magazine. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut, straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. BBL finish is orig. and turning a medium brown even patina with blue showing in protected areas. Receiver retains 40-50% orig. blue with silvered carry wear in the front and blending with a brown patina. Lever and hammer are both a silver brown patina. Stocks are sound with usual nicks and dings and carry a fine hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are crisp and bore is dark with moderate pitting. 4-32204 BDT145 (3,000-5,000)

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1075

*WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 541797B. Cal. .38 WCF. 26″ octagon bbl with full magazine. Half nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side V notched with set screw sporting rear. Third model receiver with dust cover, mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip, and crescent butt with trap door. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 75-80% orig blue with muzzle wear, sharp edge wear, and just starting to turn towards brown. Retaining ring has flaked to brown and silver-patina with just traces of blue. Forend cap shows wear and flaking to a brown and silver-patina color. Receiver has 40-45% orig blue, has areas of evidence of being cleaned long ago, and is now aged back with a silver and brown patina. There is usual sharp edge wear, and carry wear across the bottom. Hammer shows traces of orig case color, but is mostly a brown-patina color. Lever shows wear and flaking, and is mostly an aged gray-silver patina. Stocks are sound with usual nicks and dings, have a small amount of darkening near receiver, and have a nice hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are crisp, rifling is strong with dark grooves, and scattered moderate pitting. 4-32107 BDT180 (2,000-3,000)

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1076

POLICE MARKED WINCHESTER 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 331936B. Cal. 44 WCF. 24″ Oct. bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight, serrated side v-notch sporting rear with set screw. Receiver is engraved on left side plate “84 ATLANTA POLICE”. Forend cap is mounted with 1-1/4″ swivel. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered walnut with straight grip and crescent butt with trap door. Toe line is mounted with 1-1/4″ swivel 4″ from toe. Accompanying gun is 4-pc steel with brass tip wiping rod. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle as found with the inscription as detailed above. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Orig. blue appears to have been manually removed and retains a gray brown patina with traces of orig. blue in protected areas. It does not to appear to have been polished as lettering and corners are all still very sharp. Magazine tube has a small dent one inch behind retaining ring. Stocks are sound with just a few slight nicks and dings and retains a nice hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny on this fine 73. 4-32202 BDT143 (3,000-5,000)

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1077

RARE WINCHESTER 1873 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH MATTED BBL. SN 175XX3. Cal. 32 WCF. 23″ rnd matted top bbl with fix blade front sight with set screw, serrated side v-notch rear, full magazine. Receiver has finely knurled post tang sight. Mounted with “XXX” walnut, checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black insert and hard rubber checkered shotgun style butt plate. CONDITION: Good as restored. All metal retains 98% of a restored blue finish. Wood is sound except for a crack running from top tang screw down through checkering on both sides of pistol grip and retains nearly all of a fine hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp and bore is good with some light scattered pitting. 4-32203 BDT144 (5,000-7,000)

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1078

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 7-LEAF EXPRESS SIGHT. SN 507473B. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight and factory installed 7-leaf platinum line express rear sight with six leaves graduated 100 to 600 yards and seventh leaf, a ladder sight, graduated 700 to 1,000 yards. It has single set trigger and is mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Forend cap & buttstock have sling eyes. The bbl address is relocated far forward to accommodate the extremely long sight and the caliber marking is relocated from the top flat to the left top flat, also to accommodate the extra long sight. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet fully identifying this rifle, as found, with oct bbl, set trigger, 7-leaf express and Beach front sight with “screw eyes” shipped 10 February 1897 to order #1946. It is well documented that the vast majority of these 7-leaf sight rifles were ordered by and shipped to hunters and landowners in South Africa. Most of them saw extreme hard service on that frontier and are rarely ever found retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 93-95% orig finish turning slightly plum. Magazine tube retains about 95% strong orig blue with a repaired ding about mid-point. Forend cap retains about 65-75% orig finish. Receiver retains 75-80% strong orig finish, thin & turning brown over the top and bottom edges with a blue/gray top tang. Lever retains 25-30% faded case colors with balance turned silver and the hammer about 80% faded case colors. Buttplate is mostly a gray patina. Wood is sound with a gouge in the forearm and other light handling & use marks and retains about all of a light professionally restored finish. Set trigger functions perfectly. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine orange peel pitting. 4-31678 JR215 (9,000-15,000)

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1079

SCARCE WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 RIFLE WITH 7-LEAF EXPRESS SIGHT. SN 511906B. Cal. 44. Standard grade rifle with 24-1/4″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s front sight and the aforementioned 7-leaf platinum line rear sight. Mounted with extra finish, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Forend cap & butt stock have sling eyes and it has a single-set trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this rifle with set trigger “7-LEAF EXPRESS AND BEACH” sights along with sling eyes. It was shipped Sept. 14, 1897 to order #13565. It is well known that the majority of these 7-leaf rifles were sold & shipped to agents in South Africa and were used extensively on the African continent. They are rarely ever found in orig configuration and almost never with any orig finish. They were a hard used tool in a hostile environment. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains with the bbl & magazine tube a plummy/brown patina with a band of rust, probably from a gun rack just in front of rear sight. The 100 yard leaf has been slightly altered, having been filed down. Receiver, lever & hammer are a cleaned metal color with some scattered spots of rust on both sides. There is a crack in the toe in line with the bottom buttplate screw, otherwise wood is sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches and retains a dark, hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine including set trigger, strong bore with scattered light pitting. 4-31933 JR173 (3,000-5,000)

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1080

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 7-LEAF EXPRESS REAR SIGHT. SN 62657. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, Beach’s front sight base with dovetail bead sight installed. It has the very rare platinum line 7-leaf express rear sight on top flat with six folding leaves graduated from 100-600 yards with the seventh leaf a ladder sight graduated from 700-1,000 yards. The bbl address has been relocated further forward on top flat to accommodate this extra long sight and the caliber marking has been relocated to left top flat, again to accommodate this long sight. It is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet fully documenting this rifle with oct bbl, plain trigger, 7-leaf express & Beach front sights, shipped Sept. 24, 1891 to Order #11313. It is well documented that the vast majority of these 7-leaf sight rifles were ordered by and shipped to hunters and landowners in South Africa. Most of them saw extreme hard service on that frontier and are rarely ever found retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 85% orig blue turning slightly plum on top three flats, strong & bright on bottom three flats. Magazine tube is mostly a blue/brown patina on the outside radius with sheltered areas retaining strong blue. Forend cap retains a blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains 75-80% thin orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas with a few nicks & light scratches. Wood is sound with a couple of gouges on forearm and a bruise on left wrist and light nicks & scratches under a light coating of added finish. Buttstock retains about 80% orig finish under the light added finish with forearm a hand worn patina underneath. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light fine pitting. 4-31677 JR296 (10,000-15,000)

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1081

VERY RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 LEVER ACTION RIFLE WITH 7-LEAF REAR SIGHT. SN 63376. Cal. 45-75. Standard grade rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine and Beach’s front sight. It has the very rare platinum line 7-leaf express rear sight on top flat with six folding leaves graduated from 100-600 yards and the seventh leaf a ladder sight graduated from 700-1,000 yards. The bbl address has been relocated further forward on top flat to accommodate this extra long sight and the caliber marking has been relocated to left top flat, again to accommodate this long sight. It has single set trigger and factory sling swivels. Mounted with uncheckered American walnut with straight stock and crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter fully documenting this rifle with oct bbl, set trigger, 7-leaf express & Beach front sights, sling & swivels, shipped Dec. 8, 1892 to Order #6686. It is well documented that the vast majority of these 7-leaf sight rifles were ordered by and shipped to hunters and landowners in South Africa. Most of them saw extreme hard service on that frontier and are rarely ever found retaining much orig finish. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Metal overall has been cleaned & lightly artificially aged. Lever screw is slightly battered as are the timing screws. Stock has a tiny hairline back of top tang and the forearm has a repaired crack with a couple of light gouges, otherwise wood is sound and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-31932 JR297 (4,000-7,000)

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1082

LOT OF TWO RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 60A 7-LEAF RIFLE SIGHTS. Consignor states that his father purchased these many years ago from a retired Winchester employee along with numerous other pieces & parts. 1) Finished sight with platinum lines in the six folding leaves with the seventh leaf a ladder rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards. 2) Nearly complete sight, still in white, missing slide screw, seventh leaf tension spring & screw. The lines on the first six leaves are scribed but have not been platinum inlaid. Accompanied by copies of drawings of various multiple leaf sights and copies of pages from various books showing multiple leaf sights and other sights. Front page bears the note “Dad bought patterns from this guy”. CONDITION: 1) Extremely fine. Shows a few handling & storage marks, otherwise is complete & orig retaining about all of its fine orig blue finish. 2) Fine, as noted, still in orig white, unfinished & unpolished with light machine marks. 4-31679 JR131 (5,000-8,000)

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1083

EXTREMELY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1876 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 15114. Cal. 45-60. 26″ octagon to round bbl with fine bead front sight with set screw, and modified V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Receiver is engraved with two dollar and fifty cent pattern which is a circle with a standing bull elk, surrounded by bold foliate and floral arabesque scroll, with punch dot background on left side plate. Forward portion of left side receiver is foliate scroll with punch dot background. Right side sideplate has floral and foliate scroll with punch dot background. Forward portion engraved to match left side. The dust cover and chamber area of receiver have minimal foliate scroll as does the brass lifter and accompanying receiver. There is a scroll and punch dot background surrounding the lever screw. Forend cap has very minimal scroll as does top of butt plate. Mounted with “XXX” walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black insert, and crescent butt with trap door. Lower tang is marked with assembly number, “1352” and, “XXX.” Top tang channel of stock, and inside toe of butt plate are also marked with the, “1352” assembly number. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identifying gun as a 45-60 with 26″ 1/2 oct bbl, set trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 magazine, 3/4″ drop, case hardened, engraving $250, and shipped from warehouse August 9th, 1881. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl has blue showing only in protected areas, and turned to a silver/brown patina with a few dark brown splotchy areas. Receiver is mostly a silver hardening color mixed with gray patina, but retains sharp engraving. Hammer and lever have traces of orig color, but mostly a silver and brown patina. Stocks are sound with usual nicks and dings, and mostly flat checkering, and retain a fine old hand rubbed added finish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is dull with strong rifling and just some minor scattered pitting. Any factory engraved 76 is an extremely rare and hard to find item. 4-33788 BDT207 (30,000-40,000)

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1084

FABULOUS WINCHESTER 1876 DELUXE SHORT RIFLE SHOT AND REGULATED BY HOLLAND & HOLLAND. SN 50090. Cal. 45-75. 22″ round bbl with full magazine, ramped front with fine bead sight, island three leaf express sight with precious metal center line engraved, “100 200 300.” Behind the sight, above, and below chamber marking is engraved to read, “Sighted Shot & Regulated by Holland & Holland. 98 New Bond St. London.” Winners of all the “Field” rifle trials, London 1883. Receiver and bbl over chamber area are stamped with a series of British proof marks. Mounted with “XXX” walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black inlay in grip cap, and smooth steel shotgun butt. The lower tang is marked with assembly number, “2480 XXX S.” The top tang channel of stock and butt plate have assembly numbers of, “2478” most likely a simple bench mix-up. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this gun as a round 22″ bbl, case hardened receiver with plain trigger, checkered stocks with pistol grip, and shotgun butt. Shipped from warehouse November 23, 1885 on order number 1806. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 70-75% orig blue with some rub marks turning to a brown/patina and starting to thin and show a slight brown color. Receiver has 45-55% orig case coloring, mostly in rear and protected areas, with forward portion of receiver being a silver and splotchy gray mixed with traces of color. Hammer shows bright 80-90% orig case colors with some silver wear on the side. Lever has strong visible orig case color on sides with dark gray patina through loop, and wrapped on bottom and rear portion of finger loop with a leather covering. Stocks are sound with usual light scratches and handling marks, and right side has a couple of areas where finish is wore through to wood, but still retains most of it’s factory orig finish with sharp checkering that is just a little dark. Steel butt plate has traces of blue, and evidence of once having some cleaning, but is mostly silver and splotchy brown/patina. Mechanics are crisp, and bore has some very minor light scattered pits. 4-33787 BDT206 (30,000-40,000)

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1085

WINCHESTER 1876 MUSKET. SN 4644. Cal. 45/75. 32″ rnd bbl w/ square base front sight and early style musket rear sight. Full length forend w/ left side mounted cleaning rod. Receiver has screwed on rail w/ thumb print dust cover. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered American walnut. Straight grip stock w/ carbine style buttplate. Accompanied w/ Cody firearm museum letter identifying as musket and shipped May 19th, 1879 on order 15473. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and bbl bands retain 95-98% orig. blue. Small amount of muzzle wear from a bayonet being mounted and unmounted, and a few usual nicks and dings. Receiver retains 95-98% orig. blue w/ a small rub mark on right side plate and some flaking on the dust cover, and a few of the usual light storage marks. Lever and hammer have strong visible case colors. Butt plate has visible colors but mostly silver. Wood is sound w/ only a very few minor handling and storage marks. Bbl and receiver are stamped w/ British proof marks. Action is crisp. Bore is bright and shiny as gun as seen very little use. 4-31787 BDT29 (20,000-25,000)

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1086

WINCHESTER 1876 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 43284. Cal. 45-75, standard 22″ round bbl with square base front sight, an 1876 marked carbine rear sight, receiver has standard stud and saddle ring, mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with full length forend, straight grip stock and carbine butt, accompanied with Cody firearm fact sheet identifying as carbine shipped February 17, 1885 on order 18271. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl, band and nose cap retain 40-50% orig blue that has flaked to a dark silver and brown patina. Receiver has 60-70% orig blue with wear areas at front and right side that have turned to a silvery brown patina color and some flaking on the left plate that has left a silver and brown splotchy patina look. Lever and hammer have traces of color but are mostly a dark gray patina. Buttplate has entirely flaked to leave a silver patina finish with a few blotchy brown spots. Stocks are sound with a minor crack running along top left side of tang and usual nicks, dings, and dents, but retains most of its original oiled finish. Forend is a little more beaten with depression dents, nicks dings and scratches. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright as gun has seen more carrying than actual use. 4-31789 BDT93 (5,000-7,000)

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1087

WINCHESTER 1876 STANDARD LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 50075. Cal. 40-60. 28″ oct bbl with full magazine, Rocky Mountain front sight and 1876 marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with semi-fancy American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good plus. Bbl and magazine tube retain 85-90% orig blue with sharp edge wear and usual nicks and scratches. Receiver has 75-80% visible but fading case colors, balance being a mixed in silver patina. Hammer shows good case coloring while lever is mostly a silver brown patina. Wood is sound with usual nicks and scratches and a lovely hand-rubbed finish. Buttplate is mostly a pleasing silver patina mixed with some dark coloration. Though not immediately obvious, the stock has been shortened about 3/4″ and the buttplate professionally reinstalled. Mechanics are crisp and bore is good with only some very fine scattered pitting. 4-31926 BDT15 (7,500-10,500)

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1088

WINCHESTER 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13648. Cal. 50-95. 26″ round bbl with full length magazine-tube. Fine silver bead front sight, 1876 marked ladder rear sight, and thick based graduated tang sight with 4″ shaft. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip, and shotgun style metal butt plate. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying rifle as round bbl express, with plain trigger and shotgun butt, shipped September 17th, 1883. Dust cover is marked, “Winchester Express. 50 cal. 95 GRS.” CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 70-75% orig blue with some wear and flaking turning to a silver-brown patina. Receiver has 70-75% orig blue with wear through the front that has turned a silver-brown patina. There are a few usual light scratches and sharp edge wear. Hammer and lever are mostly a silver-gray patina with faint case colors showing. Stocks are sound with just a few usual light nicks and dings, and carry a smooth hand rub finish. Butt plate is mostly a silver-patina mixed with brown splotchy patina, and a small area of rust around top screw. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright with just some minor scattered pitting. 4-32047 BDT124 (10,000-15,000)

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1089

WINCHESTER 1876 EXPRESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 32326. Cal. .50-95. 26″ Oct bbl with full magazine. Half nickel front sight with checkered side V notch sporting rear. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip, and crescent butt plate with trap door. Dust cover is marked, “Winchester Express. 50 cal. 95 GRS.” Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle as express caliber, octagon bbl, set trigger, and shipped from warehouse January 1st, 1883 on order #2101. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag-tube retain 65-75% blue with thinning at the muzzle and turning a brown-patina. Wear at sharp edges. Receiver has wear to the carrying area and turning to a dark brown patina. The metal finish of this rifle is difficult to describe, and is probably an old restored finish from many years ago. Lever and hammer are dark gray splotchy patina with traces of color. Mechanics are good and set trigger seems to function fine. Stocks are sound with usual nicks, dings, and a few dark areas, and carrying a hand worn patina finish. Bore is good but somewhat dark with scattered moderate pitting 4-31931 BDT123 (4,000-6,000)

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1090

*RARE FACTORY GOLD AND NICKEL ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 122768. Cal. 45-90. 26″ octagon bbl with full magazine. Fixed blade front sight with set screw, and V-notch sporting rear with set screw. 4 dollar engraved receiver with gold plating that is a circle with a buck deer escaping across a rocky landscape surrounded by bold arabesque foliate scroll with punchdot background, and border engraved in a zigzag pattern with alternating punchdots. Right side forward part of the small circle with a standing buck deer with remainder a bold foliate arabesque scroll with punchdot background and matching zigzag border with alternating punchdots. Top of receiver along bolt have a narrow zigzag ribbon with alternating punchdots and moderate foliate scroll over the chamber. Bbl at chamber area has some moderate foliate scroll and a border design around caliber designation. Mounted with “XX” walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, and an engraved gold plated crescent butt-plate. The bbl, magazine tube, sights, lever, hammer, bolt, loading gate, and screws are all nickeled on this fine deluxe rifle. Accompanying the gun is a Cody Firearm Museum letter fully identifying this rifle and showing a long stored history of going in and out of the factory with first ship date of March 9th, 1901 and concluding as charged to exhibition showcase sample consignment account ticket #547859, July 26, 1921. Order #7604-27. CONDITION: Fine. The nickeled bbl and magazine tube have the usual nicks and scratches with sharp edge wear. The nickeled sights show more wear on the edges than the bbl and mag-tube. The gold plated receiver shows wear on the sharp edges but still contains very much of it’s orig. gold plating. The nickeled receiver parts retain most of their nickel. Butt plate shows considerable loss of gold but still has evidence that it was gold plated. The deluxe wood carries a complete and professional restoration of factory quality from Turnbull restorations. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is somewhat dark with moderate pitting. 4-31681 BDT33 (40,000-70,000)

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1091

RARE ONE OF A KIND WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 106787. Cal. 45-90. Beautiful rifle with 23″ octagon bbl, Lyman fine bead front sight, V-notch sporting rear with set screw, and 5 shot magazine. Consignor states that through extensive research he has learned that there were four 23″ model 86’s; one being a deluxe, which is this fine gun. Case colored receiver is equipped with Lyman tang sight. Mounted with “XX” walnut with deluxe checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap with engraved screw, and smooth steel shotgun butt. Upon inspection shows assembly #846×4 5 on lower tang, same 846 observed on top tang channel, as well as toe of butt plate. Accompanied with Cody Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as a 45-90 caliber, with 23″ octagon bbl, plain trigger, and checkered stock with pistol grip. Sights: Lyman front and rear, 5 cartridge magazine, shotgun butt “as per sketch.” Received in warehouse October 30, 1895. Shipped from warehouse October 30, 1895 on order number 23424 CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with minor muzzle wear, and faint sharp edge wear. Receiver has 90-95% brilliant orig case colors with a silvered wear spot across the bottom carrying area, and slightly faded and silvery color across top. Hammer retains virtually all of it’s fine orig case colors. Lever shows nearly all it’s case colors being strong on the sides, and somewhat faded across the bottom. Stock is sound with a few minor light handling marks, and most of it’s fine orig piano varnish finish with sharp checkering. Butt-plate retains 50-60% orig blue with wear around the edges with a silver/patina color. Forend has a few minor nicks and dings, finish wear on the bottom rear portion, sharp checkering, and the remainder being it’s fine original finish. Forend cap has virtually all of it’s case colors with a slight amount of fading. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright and shiny. This is reported to be the only 23″ barreled deluxe 86 that was made. 4-33728 BDT208 (55,000-75,000)

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1092
Revised: 3/17/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Catalog states, “…received in warehouse on November 1st, 1982”, should read, “…received in warehouse on November 1st, 1892.”

WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 71226. Cal. 45-90. Usual 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, with Sheard front sight and serrated side, V notch, with set screw, sporting rear sight. Mounted with XX fancy American walnut with checkered pistol grip and smooth shotgun buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearm Museum letter fully identifying this firearm and being received in warehouse on Nov 1, 1982 and shipped from warehouse Nov 2, 1892 on order number 8514. Lower tang marked with assembly number 535S and XX. Top tang channel of stock has matching 535 assembly number. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90%-94% orig blue with some minor sharp edge wear and a couple of small surface spotting on bbl. Magazine tube has a minor dent on right side about 2″ behind retaining ring. Magazine cap shows strong visible case colors. Receiver retains 85%-90% orig case coloring with wear at the carrying point of the belly. Lever and hammer show most of the orig color but somewhat dark. The smooth shotgun butt retains 70%-75% orig blue with wear at the edges and at the peak. The wood is sound and retains most of its orig finish with just the usual minor handling marks and nicks and scratches. There is some finish wear on forend adjacent to the belly of the receiver. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny. 4-33778 BDT10 (20,000-25,000)

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1093

WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 62836. Cal. 38-56. 26″ octagon bbl with full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, with serrated side V-notch sporting rear with set screw, and case colored receiver. Mounted with “XX” walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip with black insert in cap, and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as rifle, 38-56, octagon bbl, plain trigger, checkered stocks, pistol grip, and shipped from warehouse October 27, 1891. Inspection shows left side of lower tang to have assembly #345 “XX”. Top tang channel of stock and inside toe of butt-plate also carry the #345. ` CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80-85% orig finish that is a blue fading to a blue/brown patina. Magazine-tube has more visible blue but is also turning a blue/brown patina. Receiver has 30-35% visible case colors blended with silver hardening color and some flaked areas to a silver/brown patina. Hammer and lever show orig case colors with more on the hammer, and lever turning a silver hardening mix with brown/silver patina. Stocks are sound with usual nicks, dings, a small repaired chip just behind upper tang, and retain most of its fine piano finish. Forend shows wear to the finish and carrying area and has shrunk just a bit from the forend cap. Checkering is sharp but a little dark. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright with only some minor scattered pitting. 4-33731 BDT230 (10,000-15,000)

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1094

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 52691. Cal. 38-56. Special order 28″ octagon bbl with half magazine, Lyman fine bead front sight, and 1886 marked 1000 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with “XX” walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black insert in cap, and smooth steel shotgun style butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as a 38-56, 28″ octagon bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock, pistol grip, Winchester express sights, half-magazine, shotgun butt, light pull, and shipped from warehouse February 28, 1891 on order #1007. Inspection shows left side of lower tang to have assembly #429XXS with top tang channel of stock and inside toe of butt-plate having matching #429. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl has 80-85% orig finish that is blue turning to a blue/brown patina mixture with normal sharp edge wear and a little wear to the carrying area. Receiver has traces of orig case coloring that is an overall blend of silver and brown/patina mix. Hammer has visible orig case hardening color with lever being mostly a dark brown and silver/patina mixture. Stocks are solid with a minor hairline crack on left side at receiver near lower tang, a few minor chips with one near insert on grip cap, and the usual nicks and dings. Finish is that of a fine hand rubbed oil with good checkering. There is a little darkening on stock at receiver and around top tang. Mechanics are crisp and bore is somewhat dark with strong rifling and light scattered pitting. 4-33732 BDT231 (7,500-12,500)

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1095

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 83428. Cal. 45-70. 26″ octagon to round bbl with 2/3 magazine, Lyman fine bead front sight, and 1886 marked 1000 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with “XX” walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip stock with black insert cap, and Winchester hard rubber butt-plate. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum Winchester letter identifying as 45-70 rifle, half-octagon bbl, plain trigger, checkered stock with pistol grip, Lyman front and rear sights, 2/3 magazine, rubber butt-plate, shipped from warehouse September 13, 1894 on order #20159. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl finish is original and shows to be mostly blue turning to brown patina with darker blue showing in protected areas. Magazine-tube shows to have most of its fine original blue. Case colored receiver has only traces of color in protected area with majority of receiver being a silver hardened finish with gray/silver patina through the carrying area. Hammer shows orig case hardening with balance a silver/gray patina. Lever has turned a silver/gray patina on sides and a brown on bottom. Wood is solid with normal nicks and dings and has 50% of its orig fine piano finish with wear through the wrist and the checkering being somewhat flat. Forend is worn showing only traces of orig finish with worn checkering and darkening of the stock in the wear areas. Mechanics are crisp and bore is dull with good rifling and scattered moderate pitting. 4-33735 BDT233 (7,500-15,000)

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1096

DELUXE WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 79214.. Cal. 40-65. Fine dlx rifle with 26” oct bbl, button magazine, half-nickel front sight and altered flat top rear sight. Mounted with about 2X center crotch cut, flame grain American walnut with “H” style checkered forearm and black insert serpentine grip stock with crescent steel buttplate. Left side of lower tang under wood is stamped with assembly number “809” and “XX” which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Buttstock, curiously, under buttplate is drilled and cut for a butt trap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 85-90% dull orig blue with edge wear and a couple of cleaned spots. Receiver retains 30-40% orig faded case colors, mostly on right side. Lever & hammer retain traces of orig case colors. Stock has a replaced sliver by top tang, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing moderate wear with some dark oil staining at rear end and retains about 70% orig piano varnish finish. Buttstock has light handling & use scratches with a couple of minor scrapes in varnish and overall retains about 90% orig piano varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-31093 (7,500-12,500)

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1097

*WINCHESTER MODEL 1886 DELUXE TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 145381.. Cal. 33 WCF. Standard 24″ rnd light weight bbl, with full mag takedown. Front sight is a replacement Marbles #3 with large flip down white bead to a finer mounted gold bead. Rear sight is a King flip down with set screw. Tang has marbles locking peep sight. Mounted with “XX” American walnut, with checkered pistol grip and grip cap, and hard rubber shotgun buttplate. The lower tang shows assembly #750 and “XX”. Cody Winchester letter identifies this rifle as 33 cal., rnd bbl, plain trigger, full mag, checkered stock, pistol grip, shotgun butt, rubber buttplate, Lyman front sight, received in warehouse on Jan 6, 1909, and shipped from warehouse Jan 6, 1909. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag tube retain 75-80% orig. blue with some thinning and turning a blue/brown patina. Forend cap has flaked to about 30% blue and balance being a brown patina. Bbl takedown ring has been worn to mostly a brown patina with traces of orig. blue showing. Receiver has 85-90% orig. blue finish blended with blue/brown patina and wear on the sharp edges. There is a light peppering effect of spots turning to patina across the receiver in the carrying area. The lever has visible colors with the balance being a silver hardening appearance. The hammer has most of its orig. color, with silver showing through on the bearing areas. Stock is sound with its usual light nicks and dings, and has the appearance of it is factory finish with the possibility of it being rubbed with wax. It does appear that there is a plugged swivel hole in the toe line of the stock with finish being added to this area years ago. Overall, the stock is nicely figured, and carries an aging, hand worn patina. Forend is sound with just a few light handling marks, and showing a lovely hand worn patina finish. Checkering is good, with some darkening from age. Mechanics are crisp, bore is bright with only a few light scattered pitts. 4-33299 (7,000-12,000)

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1098

*WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LIGHT WEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 128970. Cal. 45-70. Usual 22″ rnd bbl with pedestal base front sight and flat top serrated side, V notch with set screw sporting rear. Mounted with XX American walnut, checkered pistol grip with hard rubber Winchester grip cap and Winchester hard rubber shotgun style butt. Assembly number 210 and XX on lower tang and matching 210 assembly number appears in top tang channel of stock. CONDITION: Very good to excellent. Bbl retains 90% to 92% original blue with some flaking just behind front sight and minor mark on right side just forward of magazine cap and usual muzzle wear. Receiver has 85% to 90% orig blue with carry wear across top and belly of receiver. There is a cleaned area on top of right side of receiver. Lever and hammer show strong visual case coloring. Wood is sound with most of its orig finish with usual light scratches, nicks and dings. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny. 4-33780 BDT11 (10,000-15,000)

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1099

OUTSTANDING “TURNBULL RESTORATION” WINCHESTER 1886 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 36259. Cal. 45-70. 26″ octagon to round bbl with full magazine, Beeches combination front sight, and Winchester 3-leaf express rear. Mounted with “XXX” quality walnut, deluxe checkered forend, deluxe checkered pistol grip with black insert in cap, and crescent butt. CONDITION: Extremely fine to show as new since its faithful restoration. Bbl and mag-tube retain nearly all of its fine factory type restored blue finish. Forend cap, receiver, lever, hammer, and butt-plate with other than a few minor nicks retain virtually all of their fine restored case colors. Wood retains all of its fine factory quality restored finish with clean, sharp checkering. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33361 BDT227 (7,500-12,500)

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1100

WINCHESTER 1886 MUSKET. SN 82044. Cal. 45-70. 30 inch rnd bbl. Square base w/ pinned front sight. Military wind gauge rear sight. Full length musket fore end. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered American walnut w/ straight grip stock and carbine style buttplate w/ trap door. Accompanied w/ Cody firearm museum letter, identifying as a 45-70 musket shipped September 20th, 1893 on order number 24059. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl nose cap and bbl band retain 95-98% of orig. blue w/ just some minor sharp edge wear and some light surface scuffing. Receiver retains nearly all of it’s bright orig. case color w/ a small amount of fading on belly. A couple of minor spots of surface corrosion. Hammer and lever have very strong visible dark case colors w/ some darkening on bottom of lever. Butt plate has 60-70% orig. blue w/ wear on the high spots and some flaking. Wood is sound w/ only a minor amount of nicks and dings. Both sides of butt stock have a series of dots arranged in the initials E.D. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-31785 BDT27 (28,000-35,000)

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1101

WINCHESTER 1886 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 54049. Cal. .40-65. 22″ round bbl. Pedestal with pin blade front sight, 1886 marked ladder carbine rear sight, stud and saddle ring mounted on left side of receiver. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip, and carbine butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum letter fully identifying this gun as a carbine with a ship date of September 26, 1893 order #444. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl and magazine retain 60-70% thinning and faded blue with balance turning a gray/brown patina. Receiver has turned to a very dark smooth patina. Top tang has two silver soldered repairs, one right behind hammer, and one through the rear tang screw hole. Stock has a professional repair along the length of the top tang channel. Stock appears to be orig and carries usual nicks, dings, and scratches, and has an old hand rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bore is somewhat dark with moderate pitting. 4-32098 BDT187 (4,000-7,000)

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1102

WINCHESTER 1886 SRC LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 45517. Cal. 45-70. Usual 22″ rnd bbl with full magazine. Square base front sight with 1873 marked ladder style carbine rear. Left side of receiver mounted with usual saddle ring and stud. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with straight grip and carbine buttplate. Accompanied by Cody Firearm Museum letter fully identifying this as 45-70 carbine. CONDITION: Fine, bbl retains 90% orig blue with just a few usual scratches. Magazine tube has 80% to 85% with a thin cleaned area on left side forward of forend. Receiver carries 70% to 75% strong case coloring with silvery belly and thinning top and slight usual saddle ring mark. Lever and hammer have strong visible case colors with bottom of lever starting to silver. Buttplate shows some visible color with mostly a silver gray appearance. Wood is solid with usual light hunting and storage marks. Forend has an old grain crack running from ring forward. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny. 4-33781 BDT13 (20,000-25,000)

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1103

OUTSTANDING WINCHESTER 1886 STANDARD GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 14040. Cal. 40-65 WCF. 26″ round bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight, and serrated side V-notch sporting rear. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Accompanied with Winchester Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying as a 40-65 round bbl rifle with plain trigger, shipped September 13, 1888 on order #12322. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and magazine-tube retain 98-99% of their fine original factory blue with only a few very minor light handling marks. Receiver has 95% plus original strong, bright, brilliant case colors. There is a slight amount of thinning on forward left portion of receiver and across the bottom, but colors are still visible. There are a few minor nicks and scratches. Hammer has nearly all of its fine original case colors with just a couple of minor spots that are silver. Lever has nearly all of its fine original case colors and is strong in nearly all areas. Forend cap has nearly all of its bright brilliant colors. Butt-plate shows thinning but visible colors. Stocks are solid and have just a few light nicks, dings, and a couple of storage scratches and retains nearly all of its original factory varnish that appears to be carrying a coat of waxy preservative. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny as rifle shows to have very little use. 4-33730 BDT226 (18,500-25,000)

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1104

SPECTACULAR STANDARD GRADE WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 96958. Cal. 45-70. 26″ round bbl with full magazine, half-nickel front sight, and 1000 yard ladder rear sight. Case colored frame mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum fact sheet identifying as 45-70 rifle, round bbl, and plain trigger, shipped January 15, 1895 on order #4952. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 95-98% orig blue with a slight amount of muzzle wear, a few light scratches, and starting to thin in a couple of areas. Receiver, forend cap, lever, and hammer all have most of their strong orig case colors. Receiver has some very light surface oxidation in a couple of spots, and some very minor sharp edge wear. Stocks are solid with usual nicks, dings, and a few minor scratches but retains most of its orig finish. Forend has nicks, dings, and an area on the rear right side about 2-1/2″ where the finish has been worn down. Butt-plate is mostly a very dark gray patina color. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny with just some pinprick sized scattered pitting. 4-33733 BDT234 (13,500-18,500)

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1105

WINCHESTER 1886 STANDARD GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 106878. Cal. 50EX. Standard 26″ rnd bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight, serrated side, V notch with set screw sporting rear sight. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with straight grip and crescent buttplate. Accompanied with a Cody Firearm Museum letter identifying the gun as received in warehouse Jan 24, 1896 and shipped from warehouse Jan 24, 1896 on order number 5043 as a 50/110 rnd bbl rifle. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95% to 98% orig blue with a few light scattered scratches and a small cleaned area on front bottom of magazine tube. Magazine cap shows strong visible case colors with some slight silvering on left side. Receiver carries strong brilliant case coloring with only a slight amount of wear on belly area and the sharp edges. Lever and hammer have very good visible colors with lever having a dark area on the bottom of the loop. Buttplate has visible color but mostly gray silver patina. Wood is sound with normal light scratches and a few minor dings. There is a 1/4″ wooden plug in the toe line 3″ from buttplate that is matched in and barely noticeable. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny. 4-33779 BDT12 (23,500-28,500)

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1106

WINCHESTER 1886 CASE COLORED LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 47186. Cal. 45-70. 26″ octagon bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight, and 1886 marked 1000 yards ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip, and smooth steel shotgun butt-plate. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this rifle as octagon bbl, 45-70 with plain trigger, shipped from warehouse August 14th, 1890 with nine other arms on order #16063. Rifle is equipped with sling swivels that appear to be original and factory installed, but are not mentioned in the letter. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 90-95% orig blue mixed with some brown patina spotting areas, and a small area that’s been cleaned on right side. Magazine-tube and retaining ring retain 95% of a bright original blue with some flaking on the retaining ring. Receiver retains 90-95% original bright case coloring with a small amount of thinning to silver in carrying area and some fading on the sides. Hammer retains 80% of its original case color with some wear through to silver mostly on left side. Lever has most of its original case color being strong on the sides, and showing some thinning across the bottom. Stocks are sound with only a few minor light dings and scratches, and retains 90% of its fine original varnish with some wear through the grip area. Forend has usual light handling marks and a couple of minor scratches with some thinning to the varnish in the rear carrying area. Smooth shotgun butt shows traces of blue mixed with silver and brown patina. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright and shiny. 4-33729 BDT225 (12,500-17,500)

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1107

WINCHESTER 1886 STANDARD LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 78679. Cal. 45-70. Usual 26″ oct bbl with full magazine. Half nickel front sight and 1886 marked ladder rear sight. Mounted with straight grain American walnut with straight grip and crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with just some slight sharp edge wear. Magazine tube has about 90% orig blue starting to turn a pleasing patina. There is a small scuff mark just forward of the forend cap probably caused by improper removal. The receiver retains 90% plus orig vivid case coloring with wear on the belly and across the top. The belly and some of the left side shows some visible darkened areas. Hammer shows most of its orig color with lever showing color mixed with dark patina. Wood is sound with only a few minor nicks and handling marks and a lovely hand-worn patina. Buttplate has turned a pleasing dark patina color. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-31796 BDT16 (12,000-15,000)

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1108

WINCHESTER 1886 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 110235. Cal. 45-90. 26″ bbl, full magazine takedown, half nickel front sight with set screw, serrated side, V notch with set screw sporting rear. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Gun is accompanied by what appears to be the orig leather leg of mutton case embossed with the initials “W.L.S.”, the great grandfather of the consignor. The only identifying marks on the case are the numbers 80 and 86. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain 95-98% orig blue with a couple of minor storage marks and very faint sharp edge wear. the magazine tube has only a faint takedown mark. Receiver retains 95% plus of orig finish with just a few unfortunate storage scratches and dings. Lever and hammer show full bright case coloring as does the buttplate. Wood is sound with only a few minor nicks and storage scratches. The case is in very good shape, including handle and carrying strap, and showing just the usual storage scuffs and marks in the leather. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright as the gun shows very little use. 4-32851 BDT17 (15,000-20,000)

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1109

WINCHESTER 1886 TD LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 111862. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 26″ octagon bbl, full magazine takedown with half nickel front sight, serrated side, V notch with set screw sporting rear. Mounted with “X” uncheckered walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter fully identifying this gun as received in warehouse October 14, 1897, and shipped from warehouse October 15, 1897. Order #15871. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 75-80% orig thinning blue with wear on sharp edges and normal light scratches. Magazine tube has 85-90% orig blue with flaking on cap, and a couple of lengthy scratches across the bottom. Receiver retains 70-75% orig blue with wear across the front portion, top, bottom, and all of the sharp edges. There are a few scratches and mars on both sides. Lever and hammer have visible color mixed with a brown-gray patina. Stocks are solid with hairline grain crack coming off top of butt plate. Normal nicks and dings with orig finish on butt of about 25%, wore through to the wood, and darkened with age over the majority rear portion of it. There’s a series of black spots running across the right side. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright with some minor scattered pitting. 4-31764 BDT162 (3,000-5,000)

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SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 83945. Cal. 45-70. Special order 24″ octagon to round bbl with half magazine, Lyman hunting front sight with ivory insert, and 1000 yard ladder rear sight. Mounted with “X” uncheckered walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying as a 45-90 rifle, 24″ half octagon bbl, plain trigger, “X” stock, Lyman front sight, half magazine with five cartridges, shipped from warehouse April 7, 1894 on order #11434. Inspection shows left side of lower tang to be stamped with assembly #119X. Top tang channel of stock and inside toe of butt-plate have matching #119. Records indicate 45-90 with all other specifications being listed correctly, one can only speculate that it was simply a ledger error. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 60-65% orig blue with thinning on the forward area of the round portion, and carry wear on the chamber area on the octagon with usual sharp edge wear, nicks, and dings. Receiver shows traces of orig color in protected areas and has mostly a silver hardened color mixed with gray and brown patina. Lever and hammer have visible color but are mostly a gray/silver patina with lever having a mixture of brown. Stocks are sound with usual nicks, dings, darkening in the wrist area, and some flaking to finish thatcarries mostly a hand worn patina look. Forend has only traces of varnish and is mostly a hand worn patina with a few light gouges on left side. Mechanics are crisp and bore is dull with strong rifling and light scattered pitting. 4-33734 BDT232 (7,500-15,000)

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1111

RARE HALF NICKEL FINISH WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 48277. Cal. 45-70 26″ half round bbl with half nickel front sight and 1886 marked 1,000 yard ladder, nickeled receiver forend cap and buttplate. Mounted with uncheckered “X” walnut with straight grip and crescent butt, accompanied with Cody firearm fact sheet, fully identifying this gun as half oct. and half nickel shipped Sept. 16, 1890 on order 17490. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbls and mag tube finish is a splotchy blend of silver and brown patina with blue showing in the protected areas on bottom of bbl and top of mag tube. Forend cap has 25-35% nickel remaining with balance flaked to a silver brown patina. Receiver retains 30-40% orig. nickel mostly in protected areas, across the top and both upper and lower tang, sides have been worn or flaked to a silver mixed with light brown patina. Leaver and hammer have faint traces of color but are mostly a dark patina. Buttplate has only traces of nickel and is a splotchy silver and brown patina color. Stocks are sound with a small chip on upper right at tang, numerous nicks, scratches and dents and carry a hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are good, bore is worn, with scattered moderate pitting. 4-31808 BDT92 (4,000-6,000)

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RARE WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 33184. Cal. 50 Express. 26″ round bbl with full magazine, fine bead front sight with set screw, and Winchester 3-leaf express rear sight. Mounted in uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Accompanied with Cody Firearm Museum fact sheet identifying as a 50-110 rifle with round bbl and plain trigger, shipped 08-17-1889 on order #227. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and mag-tube retain 25-30% orig blue with the balance flaked in a splotchy pattern mixed with silver and brown patina. It shows silver carry wear over the chamber area. Receiver has 30-40% orig blue mixed with silver and gray patina with carry wear across the bottom and flaking on the balance of the receiver. Hammer shows dark orig case coloring that is mixed with a dark silver patina. Blued lever has flaked and has a mixture of blue/brown patina. Stocks are solid with numerous nicks, dings, and light scratches and has 25-30% orig varnish with wear and showing a hand-worn patina. Butt-plate is a dark gray patina with some surface corrosion. Mechanics are crisp and bore is strong with some light scattered pitting. 4-33736 BDT229 (6,000-10,000)

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1113

*WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 154533. Cal. .45-70. 24″ oct. bbl with full magazine, dovetail front sight with set screw, carbine style rear sight with retaining screw and slide missing. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered straight grip stock and crescent buttplate. Fore end cap and buttstock have added fixed sling swivels. This rifle appears to be correct with the rare 24″ bbl. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 85-90% orig blue with sharp edge wear and some underlying brown patina starting to show through. Magazine tube and retaining ring have similar amounts of orig blue with some flaking and sharp edge wear on the ring. Fore end cap has flaked to have 30% blue and mixture of silver and brown patina mix. Receiver has 35-40% blue mostly in rear portion, while remainder has wore and flaked and contain silver and brown patina mix with some dark spotting on left side. Hammer retains 75% orig blue with silver wear mark on left side. Case colored lever is mostly a dark gray patina but has visible colors. Buttplate has flaked to a silver brown patina with a few dark brown spots. Stocks are solid with normal hunting nicks and dings and flaking of the finish near buttplate. There is a slight gouge on right pistol grip and a few more light gouges in the fore end. Bore is dull with some light to moderate scattered pitting. Mechanics are crisp. 4-31744 BDT76 (3,000-5,000)

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1114

WINCHESTER 1886 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 116326. Cal. 45-70. 26″ octagon bbl with full magazine, half nickel front sight with set screw, and flat top V-notched sporting rear. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip, and hard rubber Winchester shotgun butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue mixed with brown patina. There are some dark corrosion spots near the muzzle on bbl and mag-tube. There is also light spotted corrosion basically the full length of bbl. Case hardened receiver is mostly a silver/brown patina color with case colors visible underneath, and strong in the protected areas. Lever and hammer are mostly a gray/brown patina. Wood is solid with a few normal nicks and dings. Butt stock was probably cleaned at one time and has a dark oiled, smooth finish. Forend has a few more dings and shows traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is good with slightly dark grooves with light moderate pitting. 4-32277 BDT216 (3,500-5,500)

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1115

*WINCHESTER 1892 MUSKET. SN 568215. Cal. 38wcf. 30″ rnd bbl w/ square base pinned front sight and Winchester musket style ladder rear sight. Nearly full length fore end retained by 3 bbl bands center accompanied w/ sling swivel. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered American walnut w/ straight grip stock and carbine style butt plate. Accompanied w/ 2 metal tags reportedly from Winchester museum. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and bbl bands retain 98% of orig. blue w/ only slight high edge wear, and minor wear at the muzzle. Receiver retains 98% of orig. blue w/ very little wear, and a small flaked area on bottom of receiver. Hammer and lever retain nearly all of its vivid case color. Wood is sound w/ only a couple of light marks except 2 depression dents towards rear of left side of butt stock. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny as gun shows little to no use. A very fine example of a rare 92 musket. 4-31790 BDT28 (18,000-25,000)

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1116

*WINCHESTER 1892 STANDARD GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 906003. Cal. 38 WCF. 24″ bbl with full length magazine, modified dovetail front sight with set screw, and flat top V-notch sporting rear sight. Mounted in straight grain uncheckered walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80-85% orig blue with sharp edge wear, a few minor scuffs, and minor surface corrosion. Receiver has flaked to a mostly brown patina with mixture of some orig blue. Stocks are sound with numerous nicks, dings, scrapes, and a little dark oil staining near receiver. Shows to have 60-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is dull with scattered moderate pitting. Gun should clean up to look considerably better. 4-33855 BDT222 (1,000-1,500)

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1117

*RARE WINCHESTER 1892 TRAPPER MODEL WITH 14″ BBL. SN 410632. Cal. 44-40. Rare 14″ bbl with full magazine, square base with pinned German silver blade front, and typical 92 carbine ladder rear sight. Bbl is marked with Winchester information in front of rear bbl band. Circle WP on front of rear sight, and 44 W.C.F behind. Corresponding circle WP proof mark on receiver, and also left side mounted with staple and saddle ring. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered gumwood stock with straight grip and carbine butt. Forend is the proper 7-7/8″ length. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl finish is of a silver/brown patina with some darker corrosion in the front sight area. Receiver is a brown patina with some mixed in silver and has a small amount of peening over the chamber area where the proof mark is. Stocks are basically solid with numerous gouges, nicks, scratches, a few dried grain cracks near butt-plate, and a crack on right side running through a knot. Finish is that of a hand worn patina. Forend is intact but has a crack about 4″ long running from forend tip back through bbl ring, and behind it for another couple inches. It also has a hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are crisp, and bores are remarkably good with only a few scattered pitted areas. 4-33856 BDT219 (3,000-5,000)

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1118

*RARE WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE TAKEDOWN 2-BBL SET. SN 962900. Cal. 32 WS & 32-40. 26″ octagon bbls with full length takedown magazines. 32 special bbl: Rocky Mountain front sight, and V-notch sporting rear with set screw. 32-40 bbl: Fine bead front sight with flat top sporting rear. Receiver has a tang mounted Lyman peep sight. Mounted with 2X or 3X walnut with checkered forends for each bbl, checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap with engraved screw, and crescent butt. It has been reported to us that the assembly number of 007 appears on both forends, with no assembly number on stock or lower tang. Accompanied with 2-bbl Leg O’ Mutton case marked, “Brauer Bros. St. Louis, Mo.” CONDITION: Very fine. Both bbls and magazine-tubes retain 95-98% orig blue with the tube of the .32-40 bbl having circular marks from working the take-down. Each bbl has slight edge wear and normal light handling marks. Receiver has 90-95% orig blue with some sharp edge wear, some thinning across carrying point across bottom, and a light scratch on left side of receiver. Stocks are sound with just the usual light carry and handling marks, and retain most of their fine orig piano finish. Case is solid with all straps and latches, some usual scratches, and stains from oil. 4-33362 BDT238 (10,000-15,000)

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1119

SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1894 DELUXE TAKE-DOWN RIFLE. SN 49980.. Cal. 38-55 and 30 W.C.F. Rare dlx T/D rifle fitted with two bbls, 26″ oct full magazine with Lyman half-silver front sight and semi-buckhorn sporting rear chambered in .38-55. Second bbl consists of 26″ oct full magazine with Lyman half-silver front sight and Winchester 2-leaf express rear sight. Mounted with semi-fancy American walnut, each bbl having its own forearm, capped pistol grip stock with style “I” checkering pattern, dbl set trigger and crescent buttplate. Lower tang under stock bears assembly number 6591 (CF) as does the buttplate toe and back of buttstock. A Cody Firearms Museum verification sheet confirms the above and states shipped Dec. 19th, 1898 on order 17747. Gun is accompanied by a hand built green velvet lined wooden hard case with brass plaque “Presented to Dr. John W. Conover III by Atlantic City Trapshooting Assoc”. CONDITION: Fine. .38-55 bbl and magazine tube retains 98% blue with some scattered light pitting and associated T/D thinning. Nosecap and T/D ring show areas of flaking and some thinning, retaining 75% finish. Semi-buckhorn rear sight appears to be a replacement and is missing the sight elevator. Bore is bright and shiny with slight scattered pitting at the muzzle. 30 W.C.F. bbl and magazine tube retains 98% of factory finish with only light thinning as produced by operation of the T/D mechanism. Forend cap and T/D ring show evidence of light scattered pitting and retain 95% orig finish. Bore is bright and shiny with slight scattered pitting at the muzzle. Receiver retains 80% blue with some light flaking on the left side and along the high points and sharp edges, balance turning to patina with scattered light pitting. Lever retains 75-80% case color with balance turning to silver and scattered light patina. Hammer retains most of its vivid orig case color with some friction marks on the left side. Buttplate has turned to patina with light to moderate scattered pitting. Wood is sound with normal light to moderate handling marks visible. Mechanics are crisp. Case is structurally sound with moderate scratching, bruising and associated handling wear. Velvet lining has a few small tears, rubs and other blemishes. 4-59759 (8,000-12,000)

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1119A

*WINCHESTER 1894 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 206055.. Cal. 30WCF. Special Order 26″ oct to rnd bbl with half mag, combination front sight, slot blank filling rear dovetail and mounted with a short tang sight. Mounted with semi-fancy American walnut checkered pistol grip with grip cap and crescent butt. Forend cap, receiver and lever are all engraved in a large bank note scroll with a fine brush stroke background. Accompanied by a Winchester Cody letter that is most unusual. The body of letter is under remarks and “A new receiver sent out, receiver plated and engraved by customer. Received in the warehouse March 4, 1904. Shipped from warehouse March 4, 1904. On June 25, 1904 receiver returned and the factory made the following rifle. 30 cal., half oct, plain trigger, half mag, plain pistol grip, checkered, buttplate and finger lever plated in factory, Lyman rear cup disk, combination front sight. Shipped June 27, 1904. CONDITION: Very Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% original blue with a cleaned area behind front sight that has blended to a mellow patina. Forend cap, receiver, lever and buttplate retain virtually of their orig factory nickel. Hammer retains most of its bright original case colors. Stock with its I-style checkering is solid with a small chip at left corner of top tang and receiver with just a few light handling marks and scratches. Forend has just the normal light nicks and scratches with one depression dent near checkering on right hand side. Both stock and forend retain most of their orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is bright and shiny. 4-33304 (7,000-12,000)

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1120

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 55 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1055967. Cal. .30 WCF. Round tapered 24″ bbl with pedestal front with marble no. 2 white bead front sight, serrated side V-notched with set screw sporting rear, and usual half mag takedown. Mounted in uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip, and Winchester hard rubber shotgun butt. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 90-95% orig blue with muzzle wear, and some light thinning through the forward portion. Receiver has 70-75% orig blue with wear through the carry area of receiver and takedown ring, sharp edge wear, a few minor scratches, and flaking to a silver-patina color. Hammer retains 90% orig blue with sharp edge wear mixed with a little patina. Lever has good blue on sides, but carries a blend of blue and silver-brown patina on bottom. Stocks are sound with some dark oil staining around receiver and tang area with majority being on right side, and have usual light nicks and dings. Butt stock appears to have been cleaned with a light coat of added finish. Forend has usual nicks and dings, worn through the carrying area, and retains 65-70% orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright with dark grooves, and some light scattered pitting. 4-32109 BDT181 (1,250-1,750)

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1121

WINCHESTER SPECIAL ORDER 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 116866. Cal. 30WCF. Special order with 26″ part rnd part oct bbl with full length magazine. Half nickel front sight and three-leaf Winchester Express rear sight. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 90-95% orig blue with minor sharp edge wear and the usual light nicks and scratches and storage marks. Receiver retains 70-75% orig blue with wear on sharp edges and bottom balance point and across the top. Rear tang shows moderate wear. Hammer and lever show only moderate amount of case color with balance a silvery patina. Buttplate is mostly silver with some dark patina mixed in. Wood is sound but carries numerous nicks, dings and scratches and a fair amount of wear to its orig finish, leaving a pleasing hand-worn patina. Mechanics are good, bore is bright with only a slight bit of light scattered pitting. 4-31809 BDT20 (3,000-5,000)

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1122

*WINCHESTER 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 160095. Cal. 30 WCF. 26″ octagon bbl with full length magazine, half nickel front sight with set screw, and Winchester three leaf express rear sight. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 40-50% orig blue mixed with brown patina and surface oxidation. Receiver has 20-30% orig blue with silver carry wear mixed with brown patina and light surface oxidation. Stock has been broken and repaired with two screws through the wrist, has numerous nicks and gouges, and carries a well weathered look. Mechanics are currently faulty as bolt will only come half way open. Bore is dark with strong rifling and moderate pitting. 4-33870 BDT221 (300-700)

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1123

*WINCHESTER 1894 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 1034218. Cal. 32 WS. 20″ rnd. nickel steel bbl. Square base with pinned blade fine bead front sight. Single blade Winchester express rear with retaining screw missing. Magazine tube has banded sling swivel added. Receiver has Lyman 66 A sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip and carbine style butt with fixed sling swivel mounted 2-1/2″ from toe. CONDITION: Very good. BBL and mag tube retain 75-80% thinning blue with some silver patina showing through. Receiver has 50-60% original blue with wear across the bottom and flaking on sides. Lever and hammer have traces of original blue but mostly a silver patina. Stocks are sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and a smooth hand rubbed oil finish. Butt plate is mostly a silver and dark gray patina. Ring missing. 4-32110 BDT147 (1,000-1,500)

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1124

WINCHESTER 1895 FLAT SIDE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 807. Cal. 40-82 WCF. 26 rnd bbl w/ half nickel front sight w/ set screw, serrated side v notch sporting rear w/ set screws. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered American walnut w/ straight grip stock and crescent buttplate. Accompanied w/ Cody firearm museum letter identifying this as a 40/82 rnd bbl rifle. Shipped August 5th, 1897 on order number 14355. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 80-85% of it’s orig. blue w/ a small lightly pitted and clean area slightly forward of forend tip. Receiver and magazine box retain 80-85% orig. blue w/ some wear on some sharp edges and flaking mostly on left side w/ some very light pitting on top rear of receiver. Hammer retains 90% of case colors while lever has flaked bluing w/ patina. Butt plate is mostly a silverly patina color. Wood is sound w/ normal minor nicks and scratches and most of it’s orig. finish. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright and shiny. 4-31794 BDT26 (4,000-5,000)

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1125

*WINCHESTER 1895 RUSSIAN CONTRACT MUSKET. SN 161085. Cal. 7.62. 28″ rnd bbl. Pedestal w/ pinned front sight. Musket style rear sight. Fluted full length fore end and hand guard. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered walnut w/ straight grip stock carbine style butt plate w/ trap door. Receiver has clip guides attached. Also accompanying this fine musket is an orig. 16″ bayonet. CONDITION: Extremely fine. This musket appears to have never been issued, and in 99% condition. It would rate as one of the finest to be found, and a great addition to any collection. The Winchester marked bayonet and scabbard are also in excellent condition. 4-31791 BDT31 (7,000-10,000)

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1126

*WINCHESTER 1895 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 93160. Cal. 30 Army. Standard 22″ rnd bbl with pin blade front sight and standard 95 carbine rear sight. Left side mounted with stud and saddle ring. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip stock and carbine style buttplate with trap door. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun is an incredible specimen that is truly 99%, maybe unfired, with the only visible wear being on the ears of the lever from being worked a few times. 4-31792 BDT25 (8,000-10,000)

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1127

*FINE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER 1895 DELUXE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 34843. Cal. 30-40. Special order 22″ bbl pedestal with pinned blade fine bead front sight, and flat top sporting rear sight. Receiver is mounted with Lyman lever side mount. Mounted with “XXX” walnut with checkered forend, black tip insert, and mounted with a sling swivel, checkered straight grip stock with Jostam vented recoil pad, and toe line mounted with sling swivel. Rifle is accompanied by Cody Firearms Museum Winchester letter identifying this as a .30 caliber rifle with 22″ bbl, fancy checkered stocks, flat top sporting rear, Lyman front, shotgun butt with rubber butt-plate, oil finish, and shipped from warehouse April 9, 1902 on order #137137. Inspection shows left inside of lower tang with assembly #13889 “XXX” and “OHS”. No other numbers were observed. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-98% orig blue with some minor muzzle wear and a few light handling marks. Receiver and mag-box retain 95-98% orig blue with usual wear on mag-box from levering, sharp edge wear to silver on receiver and a few small areas of flaking, and a few minor scratches. Stocks are solid with usual minor handling marks and retain virtually all of its fine factory oil finish with good checkering. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny on this very fine special order deluxe ’95. 4-33719 BDT228 (9,000-14,000)

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1128

*VERY RARE CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED PAIR OF WINCHESTER MODEL 1895 RIFLES FROM THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA. SN 56040 & 56041. Cal. 30 US (30-40). Standard grade rifles with 28″ tapered rnd bbls, pedestal mounted German silver front sights and semi-buckhorn rear sights. They are mounted with nicely figured uncheckered American walnut wood with black insert schnable tipped forearms with straight stocks & checkered steel buttplates. The side of each buttstock has the pantographed inscription “CITY OF ASHEVILLE”. Consigned from the estate of Ron Kiser who resided in Mars Hill, NC, which is just a short distance from the city of Asheville and his heirs believe that he acquired these rifles in a city surplus sale many years ago. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: SN 56040 is very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue. Receiver retains 60-70% orig blue, mostly on left side with top & right side flaked, not worn, to a light patina. Magazine box, lever & tangs retain most of their orig factory blue. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Has been fired but retains most of its orig blue on bolt face. SN 56041 is nearly identical to its mate, retaining about 60% orig receiver blue, having flaked to a light patina in the loss areas. Wood is equally fine with a few more nicks on forearm than its mate and has a hairline in the toe. Bolt face retains about all of its orig factory blue. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33698 JR176 (5,000-8,000)

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1129

*WINCHESTER STANDARD GRADE 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4057. Cal. 35 WCF. 24″ bbl, pedestal based with Lyman fine bead front sight, replacement Kings sporting rear without elevator, and receiver mounted with Lyman lever sight. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Forend is usual Schnabel shape with black tip insert. This is a somewhat unusual receiver with a 4000 serial number, second type manufacturer markings, and first style tang markings. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 50-60% orig blue with muzzle wear and blended with brown patina and light surface rust. Receiver has 30-40% orig blue mostly in protected areas with wear on sharp edges and carrying point; there is also a mixture of silver and brown patina. Stocks are sound with numerous scratches, a few minor dings, and a couple of gouges. It is a little dark near the receiver and has traces of orig varnish that carries a well worn, weathered look. Mechanics are good, bore is dark but shows strong rifling with some minor scattered pitting. 4-33865 BDT220 (1,000-2,000)

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1130

*FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER 1907 DELUXE AUTO LOADING RIFLE. SN 16409. Cal. .351 20″ rnd. bbl with intrical pedistal base with Lyman fine bead front sight. Receiver is factory engraved in the style 9 pattern which is circle with buck deer running on left side and circle with standing buck deer on right with moderate foliate arebesque scroll, also mounted with Lyman receiver sight. Mounted with “XXX” walnut with checkered forend and checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and rare raised cheek piece and hard rubber butt plate. Should be noted that this firearm is pictured in R.L. WILSON’S “WINCHESTER ENGRAVING BOOK,” 1st ed. pg. 268 and 2nd ed. pg. 311. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Fine. BBL retains 90-95% orig. blue with some muzzle wear and usual light handling marks. Receiver retains 90-95% orig. blue with sharp edge wear and a little flaking at the bottom. There are three holes filled with plug screws across the top. Stocks are sound with just a few light nicks and dings and have a clean open grain oil finish. 4-32101 BDT151 (15,000-17,500)

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1131

*RARE WINCHESTER 1910 DELUXE SELF-LOADING RIFLE. SN 11196. Cal. .401 SL. 20″ bbl with integral pedestal front base with combination front sight V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Mounted with fancy American walnut H-style checkered fore end, checkered pistol grip with hard rubber Winchester grip cap, and hard rubber Winchester buttplate. This is the largest of the Winchester self-loading rifles and is quite scarce in the deluxe variation. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 85-90% orig blue with minor amount of cleaning just behind the front sight base and the usual light handling marks. Receiver retains 90-95% orig blue with some minor flaking across top and a couple of minor scratches on each side. The detachable magazine is in extremely nice condition and the fore end cap and trigger guard both show the usual flaking. Wood is sound with a number of minor usual, light nicks and dings and hunting bruises but retains most of its fine piano-style Winchester finish. Mechanics are crisp and bore is bright. Overall, this is a nice example of a scarce deluxe self-loading rifle. 4-31795 BDT62 (1,250-1,750)

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1132

*RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 71 CUT AWAY RIFLE. SN NSN.. Cal. 348. This standard gr. rifle is a prototype from the Winchester Custom shop, first type, long tang rifle with 24″ tapered rnd bbl, pedestal front sight with hood & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has half magazine and bolt is cut for a peep sight. Neither receiver nor bbl bears the Winchester “WP” proof and the gun is made from various parts in the custom shop. Accompanying this lot is a letter from Wm. F. Smith, whose father worked in the custom shop, implying that his father had made or removed these from the custom shop upon his retirement. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock with checkered steel buttplate. Both sides of receiver, loading gate & trigger area are all cut away to expose internal workings. Left side of wrist is also cut away to expose hammer spring. Chamber area is not cut, therefore this is still a live functioning rifle and must be considered modern. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains most of its factory blue with minor edge wear. Stock & forearm have minor nicks & scratches with a couple of gouges on forearm & retain about 75-80% orig finish on forearm and most of orig finish on buttstock. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-59853 (5,000-8,000)

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1133

*BOXED WINCHESTER 62A PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 371576. Cal. .22. 23″ round bbl with silver bead front sight, and usual 62A rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with straight grip, and Winchester hard rubber butt plate. Housed in tan Winchester box with red printing, with white end label with blue printing, noting model ’62 and matching SN. Also accompanied with oil stained ’62 pamphlet. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine as gun shows to be unfired. Box is in good shape with slight pattering, and a few minor oil stains. 4-32103 BDT186 (2,000-2,500)

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1134

*BOXED ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 63. SN 123647. Cal. .22 long rifle. Usual 23″ round bbl with marbles gold bead front sight, and standard ’63 rear sight. Chamber marked, “Model 63 .22 Long Rifle. Super Speed and Super-X.” Receiver is engraved on left side with a circle with squirrels perched on a branch, and surrounded by beautiful foliate arabesque scroll with exquisite stippled background. Right side has circle with standing hare surrounded by beautiful foliate arabesque scroll with stippled background. Top of receiver is engraved in diamond shaped center with floral pattern, and exquisite stippled background surrounded by beautiful foliate arabesque scroll. Engraving believed to be by Alden George Ulrich. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut with pistol grip, and checkered steel butt plate. Housed in tan Winchester box with red lettering, with white end label with blue printing, “Model ’63 Winchester” and matching SN. Accompanied with model ’63 pamphlet and Winchester time payment hanging tag. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Gun appears new. Box is in good shape with some minor tattering, and a few minor oil stains. 4-32102 (15,000-18,000)

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1135
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please Note: This gun will letter as having six dollar engraving and with a silver plated butt plate.

*FACTORY ENGRAVED WINCHESTER MODEL 1890 DELUXE PUMP RIFLE. SN 270240. Cal. .22 long rifle. 24″ octagon bbl with fine gold bead front sight, slot blank in rear, and mounted with vintage scope. Bbl is a factory replacement with circle “P”, and circle “WP” proof marks. The factory engraved second model receiver is engraved in an oval on left side with two squirrels on a branch surrounded by fine foliate arabesque scroll. Right side is engraved in an oval with three rabbits, one standing, one fleeing, and the other in a crouched position, all in a landscape scene with a tree in the back left, surrounded on the outside by fine foliate arabesque scroll. It is also marked, “WRF” on the front, indicated it’s orig chambering before the replacement bbl. There is a tang mounted Lyman peep sight. Mounted with semi fancy checkered pistol grip stock with hard rubber Winchester grip cap and crescent butt. CONDITION: Very good. Replacement bbl retains 90-95% orig blue with just minor sharp edge wear. Receiver has 75-80% orig blue with wear across the bottom turning a brown/silver patina. Sharp edge wear and rubbed to bright across top from bolt. Trigger guard has wore to only traces of orig blue and retains a silver/brown patina. Wood is solid with moderate dings and scratches, somewhat dark and flat checkering, but retains 85-90% of it’s fine orig finish. Unmarked scope is fine with solid cross hairs. Action is crisp, and bore is dark with some light scattered pitting. 4-32096 BDT177 (5,000-10,000)

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1136

*RARE WINCHESTER 1903 DELUXE SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE. SN 60645. Cal. .22 WIN Auto. 20″ bbl with fine bead front sight, and usual 03 rear. Mounted in fancy “XX” walnut with deluxe checkered forend, checkered pistol grip with Winchester hard rubber grip cap, and steel butt plate. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 90-95% orig blue with just some minor muzzle wear, usual light scratching, and a little thinning through the chamber area. Receiver has 80-85% orig blue with carry wear across the bottom and sides, and turning to a silver-gray patina. There’s a little bit of flaking and sharp edge wear. Stocks are solid with a little darkening where it attaches to the metal, usual nicks and dings, and retains 90% of a fine professionally added finish. Forend is similar with slight darkening near the receiver, has usual nicks and dings, and most of an added wiped on finish. Checkering is somewhat flat and dark. Mechanics are good, and bore is bright with just some minor scattered pits. 4-32123 (2,250-2,750)

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1137

*VERY EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 06 PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 1304. Cal. 22. Standard early rifle with 20″ rnd bbl, full magazine, dovetail front sight and a sheet metal rear sight with “1901” patent date. Mounted with gumwood stock and smooth rnd forearm with straight grip and Winchester hard rubber buttplate. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue. Receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue with some fine pin prick pitting on bottom and on front edge of trigger guard. Both tangs retain most of their orig blue, slightly thinned on top. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains about 85% orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32104 JR301 (1,000-1,500)

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1138
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Condition states: “The auxiliary 22 bbl doesn’t seem to be functioning at this time.”. Condition should read “The auxiliary 22 bbl has been deactivated by the consignor, some 40 years ago, and can easily be put back into working order.”

*EXPERIMENTAL LEVER ACTION RIFLE DESIGNED AND BUILT BY JOHN REDFIELD. SN NSN. Cal. 25-35. Winchester Model 94 20″ bbl with pedestal base and pinned Redfield fine bead front sight. This unusual hand built prototype rifle was built by John Redfield, the founder of the Redfield Gun Sight Co. of Denver Colorado. This unique rifle has a number of unique innovative features. The unique side eject action works with an external L-shaped linkage between lever and bolt that also works as a bolt cover. When levered, the attached cover moves with lever exposing an ejection port. Also different from most lever action rifles that have tubular feed, this one has an internal hinged box magazine and follower, and the hammer has a built in offset spur for easy cocking when mounted with a scope. Another innovative feature in addition to its regular rifle bbl, it has an auxiliary 22 long rifle bbl mounted underneath with a swing down bolt and its own safety and thumb activated trigger. Both bbls are regulated to be sighted with the WM. Malcolm telescopic sight, serial numbered 4220. The Malcolm scope has a simple single post reticle. Stock and forearm are made of fiddleback maple, fit with an aluminum crescent butt-plate with trap door, and painted black. It is believed that this rifle was built by John in approx. 1925, and is said to have hung over his office door until his death in 1943. It remained in storage at the Redfield factory until 1968 when it was acquired by a firearms collector in the Denver area. John and his brother Edward are known to have designed several experimental rifles and handguns. These include single shot, pump, and gas operated semi-auto designs. Some of these are now in the NRA museum. Ed Redfield sold his designs to the J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. These included design features utilized in the model 44-1/2 action. In a November 1965 letter written by John’s son W.C. Redfield, he talks about his fathers invention, included in this letter are the following passages, “John decided to sell his guns, so he took them to the Winchester Arms Company.” “They offered him $25,000 (a lot of money in those days)just to put them on a shelf so none of their competitors could get them. John wanted a royalty so he turned down their offer. Shortly there after the success of his sight business kept him so busy that he didn’t follow through on selling the guns.” Documents with this rifle include the 1965 W.C. Redfield letter, a letter from P.O. Ackley, several Redfield family pictures, a Redfield family history by Robert Turner, copies of articles discussing Redfield’s rifles, and several pieces of early Redfield advertising. CONDITION: Fine. Bluing is 95-98% with minor handling marks and a wear mark on the right side of the receiver from where the external action bar works. Stocks have normal nicks, dings, and wear through the grip area and retain a fine hand worn patina finish. Butt-plate has wear at sharp edges, and a few nicks in the black paint. Mechanics of the lever action are fine, and bore is bright and shiny. The auxiliary 22 bbl doesn’t seem to be functioning at this time. 4-32076 BDT215 (10,000-20,000)

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1139

MASSIVE LIFETIME COLLECTION OF WINCHESTER MARKED TOOLS, SPORTING GOODS, AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. A rare opportunity to acquire over 130 items carrying the Winchester trademark. There are 7 hatchets including: 2 campers axes(1 cleaned and sharpened, 1 sharpened with some orig paint and red painted handle), house ax sharpened with traces of black paint, standard rig builders pattern with some paint and replacement handle, 2 ax heads without handle (1 standard half pattern), Haines hatchet 3-1/4″ (sharpened and cleaned), 2 axes (wedge pattern, 1 head only, 1 complete in good condition). 4 hammers: Octagon head curved nickel plated claw (fair), bell face curved claw, machinist ball pein with replacement handle, and a plain faced angle neck curved claw (rusty). 6 wrenches: Largest size monkey wrench #1007, 10″ pipe wrench with wooden handle (some paint), 8″ pipe wrench with wooden handle (fair), S handled open end wrench #1514, heavy S handled open end wrench #1823, straight open end wrench #1109 (one end broken). 2 auger bits: #1214 (1 good, 1 fair.) 9 screwdrivers: Offset model #2815 (very good), machinist 6″ #7125 (good), regular pattern screwdrivers: #7101, 7102, (2)7103, 7104, 7105 (all good except #7105 which is well used, and one of the #7103’s with handle that is wrapped with electrical tape), and 1 household screwdriver #7171. 3 chisels: Round nosed cold chisel #4534 with flattened nose, wood chisel #4983, and pocket chisel #4853. Screwdriver bit #2835. Garden head rake only painted silver. 3 hand saws: #10 26″ (5 points per inch), #10 20″ (10 points per inch), and #15 26″ (7 points per inch) (all in good to very good shape). 4 pair of pliers: 5″ wire cutters (very good), 2 pair of 5-1/2″ slip joint (one nickel and one black, very good), 8″ black slip joint (good). 10 hand planes: Scraper #3080 with good paint, scraper #3075 with some paint and rust, 2 bull nosed rabbet (1 fair, 1 excellent), 6″ adjustable low angle block, 2 iron jack bench planes 14″ #3010 (very good), iron jack bench plane #3011 15″ (good), iron jack bench plane #3025 with corrugated bottom (very good), and 24-1/16″ wooden bottom plane (very good). 4 folding wooden rulers: 6′ wooden folding ruler (good), (2) 2′ 4-fold with full brass housing (very good), and 6″ folding caliper (excellent). 2 steel squares: #9650 (very good), and 1 take-down square with canvas case #WT100 (very good). Nickel plated mortise & marking gauge #9778 (like new in the box.) Wooden scribe gauge #9975 (very good.) Wooden handle ice pick #15 (like new). Carpenters apron (excellent condition). Wooden level 18″ (very good.) Iron level 18″ (very good.) 4 pairs of roller skates: Boys #3831 (good with rusty wheels), child’s #1331 (fair), model #60 with straps and key (very good), and model 20 (as new in box); also includes 1 package of new replacement ankle pads. 5 fishing reels: small bait caster #2206 (fair), very small bait caster with line #1212 (excellent), bait caster #1221 (good to very good), model 2242 (fair), and model 2744 (fair.) 3 fishing rods: 3-pc bamboo fly rod #6086 (fair), 2-pc bamboo fly rod #3060 with cloth case and steel tube (excellent), and steel bait caster 2-pc and extra tip with cloth case (very good). 2 pair of ice skates: Clamp on marked, “Saranac” #3151 (very good), and 1 white shoe skate marked, “Featherweight” (very good). Hand held “Midge” target thrower(good.) A5 scope (like new in box.) Pair of boxing gloves (very good believed to be #3818.) Golf putter (very good.) Tennis racket with stabilizing frame marked, “Lampson” (good to very good.) 13 flashlights: (9) 2 cell, (2) 3 cell, (1) 4 cell, and 1 vest pocket #7021 (all in average condition.) 3 batteries: 45 volt #6518 in box, cylinder dry cell #6, and 1 package of #3112 batteries for vest pocket light. Engraved plate marked, “Winchester” that went on some type of cabinet. Small brass plaque marked, “Winchester.” Red and yellow oil can. 3 pair of scissors: Small, medium, and large. Meat grinder #12 (very good.) 2 straight razors: #8527, and #8531(both good.) 8 pocket knives: Commemorative 1 of 1000, white handle marked, “Winchester Western”, #3958, 4 blade, and 4 other 2-blade knives. 12 kitchen knives: Beef slicer, clam knife, small kitchen knife, (2) 7-1/2″ kitchen knives, 9-1/2″ kitchen knife, cooks knife, meat clever with replaced handles, #1104, #1016, #1018, and #1098(all in fair to good condition and all have been sharpened.) 1 large oscillating fan 17-1/2″ high. CONDITION: Various from being new in the box to well used. 4-32086 BDT249 (5,000-10,000)

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1140

RARE AND DESIRABLE TIN LITHO WINCHESTER ADVERTISING SIGN. One of the most appealing of all Winchester tin ads is this classical image orig painted by the famous sporting and trompe-l’oeil artist of the 19th century, Alexander Pope. This advertising sign illustrates a collage including hanging dead mallards from moose antlers with Winchester carbine and pump shotgun together with other hunting accessories. “We recommend and sell Winchester cartridges and guns” blazed across the bottom. CONDITION: Minor scratches and some small surface rust spots scattered on the surface of the sign. The sign may have a protective coating of shellac or varnish? Colors are vibrant. A fabulous addition to a game room or the Winchester display room. 4-31642 JJ30 (5,000-7,000)

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1141

RARE 1930’S WESTERN AMMUNITION EXHIBITOR’S TABLE BANNER. Highly colorful cloth table drape, 57” long with a 29” front drop with the image set in a mountain scene of a huge slobbering, charging grizzly bear and a hunter aiming what appears to be a Model 54 Winchester rifle. Top right 2/3’s has the “WESTERN” red letter logo and bottom left 2/3 has the red letter “WORLD CHAMPION AMMUNITION”. This drape is attached to a black oil cloth table cover about 90” long x 24” wide. These drapes were used by factory representatives and shooters when they were exhibiting arms & ammunition in public venues. CONDITION: Very good. Colors are vivid & bright with only minor fading. Images are all clear with some moderate soil and water stain around top edge. There are four or five small holes above bear’s head, not affecting image in any way. There is a scrape & a couple of small holes on bear’s head that really look like slobber. 4-32917 (2,000-4,000)

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1142

SCARCE WINCHESTER BRONZE ADVERTISING PLAQUE SERIAL NO. 70. SN 70. Large bronze plaque, 34” long x 14-1/2” high, solid bronze with Winchester rider, an 1866 carbine and the stylized “WINCHESTER” trademark name. It weights about 60 lbs. Serial number is located on bottom tang of carbine. Mounted in its orig plywood shipping crate from the artist, Paul McCobb. Mr. McCobb, in the late 1970’s, under license from Winchester, originally intended to make about 260 of these for use by Winchester as incentives for their distributors & primary dealers. For whatever reason the program never got off the ground and Mr. McCobb was allowed to sell privately those he had already cast and a few others. It is believed there were never more than about 50 of these beautiful bronzes completed. Accompanied by its orig shipping crate with an orig brochure inside lid & an envelope containing mounting instructions. CONDITION: This is one of the few bright ones he made and retains about all of this orig finish with some slight spotting at rear edge of receiver & on top of bbl. The toning of background board finish is beautiful and stock & forearm of carbine are still dark brown. Box is intact showing some age. 4-33782 (1,500-2,500)

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1142A

LARGE OLD BLOWN WINCHESTER GLASS PAPERWEIGHT. A large, half round, clear blown paperweight with colorful confetti type glass within. Within is a large center panel, “WINCHESTER, REPEATING ARMS COMPANY, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, 1910”. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Generally excellent. 4-32113 JJ9 (500-1,000)

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1143

3 BOXES OF ASSORTED AND VARIOUS GUN SIGHTS AND PARTS. This lot includes: 2 pair of Colt single action grips (hard rubber with rampant Colt and eagle), 11 various rear sight elevators, 8 assorted sporting rear sights, 4 Beeches combination front sights, rotating 3 bead combination front, 3 Globe sights (1 with spirit level, 1 attachable spirit level), 3 Winchester carbine rear sights, a couple of Lyman front sight, a couple of rear sight blanks, 4 Vernier tang sights, 2 Vernier tang sight bases, 5 Marbles apertures in package, 6 loose apertures, 2 packages of various tang screws, 2 boxed Marbles tang sights, 9 assorted tang sights, 3 receiver sights, 2 pair of Winchester super grade swivels, a set of sling eyes, 3 pair of various sling hooks, a hammer for Winchester ’86, various firing pins, a nose cap for Winchester ’86 or ’71, a bbl band, and probably a few things I didn’t mention. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Used to as mentioned new in package or boxed. 4-32988 BDT274 (2,500-3,500)

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1144

RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED THIN FRAME MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 22583. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful Marlin with 28″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a Lyman loop tang sight that appears to have been altered from a longer base to fit this tang. Mounted with very nicely figured French or Italian walnut with checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Receiver is very nicely factory engraved, probably by Conrad Ulrich with the vignette of a standing buck deer on left side and a reclining doe deer on right side, surrounded by very well executed foliate arabesque patterns. Top of receiver & bolt have small patterns to match and top tang has light border patterns with a small arabesque pattern. Serial number was observed in the usual location on bottom front of receiver surrounded by an engraved panel with light arabesque patterns. The number was also observed on left sides of top & bottom tangs under the wood, on the right front edge of buttstock under the metal and inside the toe of the buttplate. No further disassembly was attempted to check for other numbers. Accompanied by the book Lever Action Magazine Rifles, Maxwell, which shows this exact rifle, pictured on pp. 269 & 270. Page 235 of this book is a serial number table which indicates that only about 16,385 of these rifles were produced in period 1883-1903 with the vast majority being produced before 1892. The serial numbers of the model 1881’s would indicate that there were actually many more produced but this results from the fact that succeeding models of Marlin’s lever action rifles were serial numbered consecutively in the same series completely throughout production. Marlin began the Model 1881 production with serial number “1” and that is the only serial number “1” lever action rifle ever produced at Marlin. All other models had their serial numbers intermingled and run consecutively. Consignor states that there are only two engraved Model 1881 thinside rifles know and this is the only one that is case colored. He also states that this is the only Ulrich engraved 1881 with an antlerless deer. CONDITION: Fine plus. Bbl retains 85-90% strong orig blue with only edge wear and some thinning about mid-point. Magazine tube is mostly a plum/blue/brown patina. Receiver & lever retain about 75% faded orig case colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and a small gouge in buttstock and retains most of its strong orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-31799 JR190 (90,000-110,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE 32″ EXTRA WEIGHT BBL MARLIN 1881 DELUXE. SN 18429. Cal. .40. Special order extra heavy 32″ octagon bbl with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and V-notch sporting rear with set screw. Magazine tube is original at 28″. The second variation heavy receiver is equipped with double set triggers and case colors. Serial number is observed on left side of both top and bottom tang. Mounted in nicely figured walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip with serpentine grip cap, and crescent butt. According to Brophy’s book Marlin Firearms, a History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them there were only 42 32″ barreled model 81’s, and one can only assume that a few of these were of extra weight. Making this an extremely scarce variation with deluxe checkered wood, double set triggers, and the extra heavy, extra length barrel. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 65-70% orig blue with sharp edge wear and mixed with a brown patina. There’s a distinct brown patina area around the rear sight which would of been the carrying point of this rifle. Magazine-tubes have turned to an even, smooth, brown patina. Receiver has traces of case color and is a mixture of silver hardened color and brown patina. Stocks are sound with a repaired crack off the right rear of the top tang, numerous nicks and dings, and retains 40-50% orig varnish mixed with a hand worn patina. Checkering is good but dark. Butt-plate is smooth with a mixture of light and dark brown patina. Forend is solid with numerous nicks and dings, with checkering worn from being carried. Mechanics are crisp, double sets work fine, and bore is strong. 4-33786 BDT217 (10,000-15,000)

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OUTSTANDING MARLIN 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 6013. Cal. 40-60. 28″ octagon bbl with full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, and V-notch sporting rear. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip, and steel rifle butt. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 90-95% orig blue with some muzzle wear and sharp edge wear lightly thinning on mag-tube, and a few minor scratches on bbl. Receiver has 90-95% orig blue with a few scratches, some flaking, and wear across the bottom blended with silver and brown patina. Hammer and lever show good case coloring with lever thinning and turning to silver across bottom. Wood is solid with just a few minor nicks and dings and retains 90-95% of its orig varnish. Butt-plate is smooth and mostly a silver/gray patina color with a small amount of brown patina near heel. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny with just some very fine scattered pits. 4-33381 BDT235 (6,500-9,500)

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1147

MARLIN MODEL 1881 SMOOTH BORE RIFLE. SN 4256.. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade heavy frame rifle with 28” oct bbl, full magazine, German silver, Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It originally had a grooved bbl which was bored out and now has a completely smooth bore that measures .454 inches. (Orig smooth bores are extremely rare).Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered, American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel, semi-crescent buttplate. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains with metal being a smooth silver brown patina with a few scattered spots of light surface rust. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with numerous small scratch marks from scrubbing. 4-31927 (3,000-5,000)

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1147A

TWO BROWN BLOWN GLASS TARGET BALLS. Two original old, blown brown glass target balls. These preceded the modern day clay pigeons and were propelled in the air at target ranges and would easily disintegrate when shot (a dangerous place to go barefoot in those days). PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Very good. 4-32112 JJ8 (250-450)

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1148

*MARLIN 1893 STANDARD GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 7810. Cal. 32 H.P.S. 26″ rnd bbl w/ full magazine. German silver Rocky Mountain front sight. V notch sporting rear sight. Mounted w/ semi fancy uncheckered American walnut w/ straight grip to steel curved butt plate. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and mag tube contain 50-60% orig. blue showing a lot of use and carry wear. Receiver is worn and faded to a silver patina color. Stock is solid w/ a couple of small hair line cracks off of top tang. Fore end is solid w/ an old full length repaired crack. Finish of wood is a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp. Bore is dark w/ some scattered pitting. 4-33283 BDT35 (800-1,200)

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1149

*MARLIN 1893 STANDARD GRADE LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN A2119. Cal. 32 special. 20″ oct. bbl w/ full magazine. Modified German silver Rocky Mountain front sight w/ V notch sporting rear. Mounted w/ straight grain uncheckered American walnut, straight grip to steel curved butt plate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and magazine tube retain 80-85% orig. blue w/ normal light scratches and light surface spotting. Receiver has visible case color in protected areas but is mostly a silver and brown patina mixture. Wood is solid w/ normal nicks and dings and small chip at toe of stock and retains 40-50% of it’s orig. varnish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright. A very solid example of a Marlin 93 short rifle. 4-33282 BDT36 (800-1,200)

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1150

FABULOUS BULLARD LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 210. Cal. .45. 28-1/8″ octagon bbl with full magazine, half-nickel front, and 1200 yard ladder rear sight. Top chamber area receiver is marked, “Cal. 45” with left side of ejection port carrying, “Bullard Repeating Arms Co. Sprinfield, Mass. U.S.A Pat. AUG. 16, 1881.” Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 90-95% orig blue with bbl being a strong brilliant blue color with some slight muzzle wear, sharp edge wear, and a few minor areas of surface oxidation. Magazine has more of a blue mixed with brown patina color. Receiver has 80-85% orig blue with some flaked areas that carry a brown patina color. There is a cleaned area on left side where manufacturers name is present. Lever and hammer retain most of their brilliant dark orig case colors with lever starting to turn silver across the bottom. Stocks are solid with usual light nicks and dings. There is a dark 3″ X 1″ oval of dark color on lower left side of stock. Finish appears to be original and carries a fine hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp and bore is shiny. A Bullard in this condition is very seldom encountered. 4-33380 BDT236 (8,000-12,000)

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1151

*CASED SAVAGE 99 TAKE DOWN 2-BBL SET. SN 237390. Cal. 300 sav/410. The 24″ rifle bbl has pedestal front sight base w/ pinned German silver blade. Rear sight is a Savage marked flat top U notched sporting sight. The 24″ shotgun bbl has single brass sighting bead and full thread shank. Mounted w/ straight grain American walnut w/ checkered pistol grip stock, hard rubber grip cap, steel serrated butt plate, and checkered forend. This set is housed in a black take down case w/ maroon lining and Savage logo emblem. CONDITION: Very good. Receiver section of this set is marked Savage 1899 model and has 85-90% orig. blue w/ some minor discoloration spotting and a small amount of wear on the bottom. A small rust area on top of receiver just above the model nomenclature. Bolt has a couple areas of dark coloration across the top. Lever shows very good visible case coloring. Blued butt plate w/ Savage logo at toe shows wear around the edges and has a few areas of light surface rust. Original finished wood has about 90% finish w/ just the normal handling and hunting marks and some dark coloration accompanying the butt plate. Wood is solid w/ a minor hair line crack off of left side of top tang w/ good checkering on both stock and forend. Rifle bbl has 80-85% orig. blue w/ some minor light surface rust and a 2-3″ area lightly cleaned on bottom forward of the forend tip. Forend has about 90% orig. finish w/ some darkening near the metal take down ring. The 410 bbl has 95-98% of it’s orig. blue w/ just a couple minor storage marks. Case is in good to very good shape w/ some minor scuffing and some sharp edge tears on the lid. Interior is complete w/ a small area of covering missing in the back that was apparently cut out for a tang sight and handle also missing. Also accompanying this rifle are two Savage 1899 manuals. 4-33273 BDT47 (3,000-4,000)

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1152

*CASED SAVAGE 99 TAKE DOWN 2-BBL SET. SN 324234. Cal. 300 sav/410. 24″ rifle bbl has integral ramp front w/ marbles sheard insert and flip up rear sight. The 24″ 410 bbl has single brass sighting bead, and full thread shank. Mounted w/ straight grain walnut, checkered pistol grip stock w/ hard grip cap, serrated steel butt, and checkered forend. This set is housed in a black take down case w/ purple lining. CONDITION: Very good. Receiver retains 90% orig. blue and is marked Savage model 99, and carries a Lyman tang sight. There is the usual sharp edge wear and thinning on the bottom of receiver and the usual light storage marks. Lever has very strong case colors. Wood is solid and has been notched behind top tang for the tang sight w/ the usual nicks, dings, and handling marks, and carries an old light coating of added oil finish. Blued steel butt plate shows wear and has the circle SVG logo. Rifle bbl retains 80-85% of orig. blue w/ the usual light storage marks and a few spots with the blue rubbed through to be bright. The 410 bbl has 90-95% of orig. blue w/ just a few minor storage blemishes. Case is in good shape w/ covering missing on the corners of the lid, and a couple of other minor tares, and has a couple of indentation of the bottom. Purple lining is quite faded and really shows it’s age. Case is complete with it’s handle. Bores are bright and shiny. 4-33274 BDT48 (3,000-4,000)

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1153

COLT MARTIALLY MARKED MODEL 1839 PATERSON CARBINE. SN 377. Cal. About 525 Smoothbore. Extremely rare government purchase Paterson carbine with 24-1/4″ rnd bbl with beveled transition. Right side of bbl lug has an attached rammer and also has the Patent Arms markings. It has a small brass bead front sight and fixed rear sight. Cylinder is 2-1/2″ long, 6-shots with rnd rear shoulder with the SN “630” on rear face. Cylinder has the usual machine turnings, front & rear, with an elaborate cylinder scene on the middle band consisting of Colt patent markings in three different places and three oval panels by Ormsby with one showing sailing ships and another, with what appear to be horses and with the third indistinguishable. There are foliate arabesque patterns in the spaces between the panels. Receiver & trigger guard are usual configuration with scroll finger rest/bottom tang. Inside face of bbl lug and toe of buttplate are numbered “377”. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain walnut stock with an oval, partially legible cartouche on left wrist and it has a smooth semi-crescent steel buttplate. Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms states that only 360 of these carbines were purchased by the U.S. Government in four different orders out of a total production of about 950 manufactured in period 1838-1841. A truly rare & unusual find. CONDITION: Very good to fine. All metal is a smooth dark brown patina with fine pitting at cylinder end and scattered spots of light pitting elsewhere. Stock has a grain check in the butt with three small dings and several small punctures on left side and overall retains a worn dark oiled patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-33819 JR404 (25,000-35,000)

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1154

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1855 FULL STOCK SPORTING REVOLVING RIFLE. SN 2. Cal. 44. An unusual rifle with features of both the military rifle musket & full stock sporting rifle with 31-5/16″ rnd bbl, dovetail German silver front sight and 3-leaf, two folding, one standing, rear sight graduated 100, 300 & 600 yards. Mounted with extremely fancy, flame grain, checkered butt stock with cheek piece and crescent steel buttplate with trap containing the cleaning rod tip. Cheek piece has a 1-1/2″ x 7/8″ blank silver oval inlay. It has a full length forestock with two bands and its orig knurled head cleaning rod. Middle band & bottom tang have sling loops. Trigger guard has the sporting rifle style “ears” front & back. The bbl, just in front of the octagonal transition, is engraved in period Olde English and script “Presented to / Hon. John B. Floyd / Secretary of War / by the workmen of / Col. Colts Armory / Hartford Ct.” Top strap is engraved “Col. Colts Patent”. The sides of receiver, top strap, octagonal transition of bbl, top & bottom tangs, trigger guard, bottom of receiver, buttplate tang, web of the rammer handle & hammer are beautifully engraved in extremely fine Gustave Young intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with a couple of small flower blossoms at the terminus of a couple of the patterns. The outside raised areas of the fluted cylinder are matching engraved with tiny border patterns at the front & rear edges. The rammer handle has a pattern of very fine checkering found only on the most deluxe engraved Colts. The engraving as found on this rifle represents the very finest of Mr. Young’s extreme skill as befitting a presentation to a very high government official. The serial number was observed on bottom of frame, on bottom tang & toe of buttplate. No further disassembly was affected to check for other matching numbers. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 70-75% glossy orig blue with a few chemical spots between middle & upper bands and a lightly cleaned area over engraved presentation. Receiver retains about 80% orig blue, somewhat thin over top & bottom. Top tang retains traces of orig blue, as does the hammer. Bottom tang is mostly a gray metal color as is the buttplate. Rammer handle retains bright case colors in sheltered areas, more faded on handle. Forestock is sound with a small gouge and light nicks & scratches and retains about 90% orig varnish. Butt stock has an extremely fine professionally repaired crack through wrist and retains most of its strong orig varnish with a series of light scratches on right side and a few on cheekpiece. Hand spring appears to be broken or missing but is functional, otherwise mechanics are fine. Brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-31740 JR168 (30,000-60,000)

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1155

COLT 1855 REVOLVING RIFLE. SN 5535. Cal. .56. 37-1/2″ round bbl with square base front sight, and 3-leaf rear sight, one standing marked, “100”, and two folding, one marked, “300”, and one marked, “600”. Full length wooden forend retained by two bands and a brass nose cap, channeled for cleaning rod which is missing. Top flute of receiver marked, “Col. Colt. Hartford, CT. U.S.A.” Five shot fluted cylinder with one flute marked, “Patented Sept. 10, 1850.” Colt markings on rear left of frame are weak and difficult to read. Brass trigger guard with long rear tang is stamped on left side behind trigger, “.56 Cal.” SN is stamped on tang and is equipped with a sling swivel. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered American walnut, straight grip, and carbine style butt with trap. Attached to trigger guard is a brass collection tag engraved, “F.W. Roebileng III Collection Of Trenton, N.J. #299.” CONDITION: Good. Bbl has a medium brown patina color mixed with silver and some dark brown spotted areas. Receiver is mostly a silver patina color mixed with brown spotted patina. Cylinder is mostly dark brown patina mixed with silver patina, and has some dark peened spots. Stocks are solid with usual nicks and dings and have a dark oiled hand worn patina finish. Mechanics are good with a surprisingly strong bore with deep rifling and only some minor scattered pitting. 4-33374 BDT247 (3,500-6,000)

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1156

RARE BRITISH PROOFED COLT BURGESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1907. Cal. 44-40. 25-1/2″ rnd bbl, full mag tube, modified nickel rocky mountain front sight, serrated side v-notch sporting rear. BBL at chamber area and receiver are stamped with British proof marks. Left side of receiver also carries the characteristic “RAMPANT COLT”. Mounted in uncheckered straight grain American Walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. Maxwell’s book LEVER ACTION MAGAZINE RIFLES states there were only 74 of these standard rifle that went to the London Agency. CONDITION: Fine. BBL retains a fine dark brown patina finish with some pin prick oxidation marks. Mag tube shows to be a silver gray patina with some dark brown oxidation. Receiver is mostly a brown silver patina with some blue showing through especially in protected areas. Lever and Hammer carry a dark gray patina color as well as butt plate. Stocks are sound with a minor chip on right side at upper tang with the usual light nicks and dings and depression marks. Forend has a few more marks as you might expect but both pieces carry what appears to be original finish with hand warn patina in the usual spots. Overall, a very solid rare Burgess with crisp mechanics and a bright bore with some minor scattered pitting. 4-31801 BDT134 (7,500-12,000)

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1157

COLT BURGESS LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 94. Cal. 44-40. 25-1/2″ octagon bbl and full-magazine with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, and serrated side V-notch sporting rear. Left side receiver marked with characteristic rampant Colt. Mounted with straight grain uncheckered walnut with straight grip and crescent butt. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl finish is orig blue mixed with a blending of brown patina, and silver patina showing on sharp edges. Magazine-tube has turned to an even brown patina with a few areas of pin prick corrosion. Receiver is orig finish with blue showing in protected areas and mixed with brown and silver patina. Stocks are solid with a recent professional repair of a break to the butt stock. Finish is a fine open grain hand worn patina with traces of an old wiped on added finish. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is good with light scattered pitting. 4-32276 BDT218 (3,500-5,000)

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1158

VERY RARE LARGE FRAME BIG BORE COLT LIGHTNING MAGAZINE RIFLE. SN 901. Cal. 50-95 Express. Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight & semi-buckhorn rear sight. It has a thick base tang sight on top tang. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with checkered 2-pc forearm and straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Left top flat of bbl has caliber marking “50-95-EX.” Left side of receiver has two plug screws indicating that this rifle was originally intended to be a carbine and the staple was removed and it was made into its current configuration. These are some of the most scarce of the Colt Lightning rifles. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain an even smooth plum brown patina with slight edge wear. Receiver retains 50-60% thin orig blue showing wear over top & edges. Tangs are a brown patina and buttplate is a silver/brown patina. Wood is sound with forearm having a few minor edge chips and retains a dark hand worn patina. Buttstock has been cleaned and lightly sanded with some of sanding marks remaining and has a light coat of oil applied. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with some fine pitting. 4-31806 JR175 (9,500-11,500)

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1159

VERY RARE COLT LARGE FRAME BIG BORE LIGHTNING MAGAZINE RIFLE. SN 5999. Cal. 50-95. Very rare standard grade big 50 with 26″ rnd bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Bbl & receiver have small British proofs. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered 2-pc forearm and uncheckered straight stock with crescent steel buttplate. Accompanied by a book The Colt Rifle 1884-1902, Tivey, which on p. 56 illustrates this exact rifle. CONDITION: Good. Traces of orig finish remain in the most sheltered areas being mostly a mottled silver/brown patina with very fine, light scattered pitting. Hammer screw & top tang screw and a couple of other smaller screws are somewhat battered. Butt stock has some fine hairlines back of top & bottom tangs, otherwise wood is sound showing heavy wear with dark oil staining & usual handling & use marks. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine etching. Book is very fine. 4-31805 JR174 (7,000-9,000)

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1160

FINE COLT LIGHTNING DELUXE PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 28766. Cal. .38. 26″ octagon bbl with full magazine. Ivory insert front sight, with U notch sporting rear with set screw. Mounted with fancy walnut with checkered forend, checkered pistol grip, checkered cap area, crescent butt, and blank gold oval in toe line. The left side of the case hardened receiver is marked with characteristic “Rampant Colt.” Deluxe case hardened receiver lightning rifles are quite rare. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl and mag-tube retain 90-95% orig blue with some light muzzle wear, sharp edge wear, and just a couple small areas of corrosion. The case colored receiver has fading colors visible in most areas, but is turning and blending with silver and brown patina. The trigger guard portion is mostly a silver-patina with dark brown in the rear portion of the grip area. The stocks are sound with just a few normal light nicks and dings, sharp checkering, and most of their orig finish. The crescent butt is a blending of dark brown and silver patina. Mechanics are crisp, and bore is bright. 4-32072 BDT125 (6,000-8,000)

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1161

*COLT MEDIUM FRAME LIGHTNING PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 89610. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and Colt’s semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of receiver has the rampant Colt and it is mounted with uncheckered American walnut with 2-pc fluted end forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Trigger guard is without a safety, relying solely on safety notch in the hammer. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Metal retains 98-99% strong glossy orig factory blue with only very minor sharp edge wear and a few very minor light scratches. Wood is sound with minor storage & handling mars with a small chip & a scratch on forearm and overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Possibly unfired. 4-33845 JR340 (5,000-8,000)

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1162

*COLT MEDIUM FRAME LIGHTNING PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 89612. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and Colt’s semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of receiver has the rampant Colt and it is mounted with uncheckered American walnut with 2-pc fluted end forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Trigger guard is without a safety, relying solely on safety notch in the hammer. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Overall retains about 98% strong glossy orig blue with a few minor nicks & scratches. Wood is sound, also with a few minor nicks & scratches and a small chip in the toe and retains about all of its orig factory oil finish. Buttplate retains 88-90% glossy orig blue. Altogether a fine high condition Lightning that may be unfired. Crisp mechanics, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33846 JR338 (5,000-8,000)

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1163

*COLT MEDIUM FRAME LIGHTNING MAGAZINE PUMP ACTION RIFLE. SN 85551. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight and Colt’s semi-buckhorn rear sight. Left side of receiver has the rampant Colt and it is mounted with uncheckered American walnut with 2-pc fluted end forearm and straight stock with crescent buttplate. Trigger guard is without a safety, relying solely on safety notch in the hammer. CONDITION: Very fine. Metal retains 97-98% strong glossy orig blue with only sharp edge wear and some minor candy striping on receiver. Stock has a chip by top tang, otherwise wood is sound with minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-33844 (4,000-7,000)

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1164

RARE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1875 3RD TYPE OFFICER’S TRAPDOOR RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 45-70. Beautiful officer’s rifle with 26″ tapered rnd bbl, Beach’s front sight with ski jump rifle ladder rear sight. It has low arch “1873” marked breech block with later lockplate markings without date. Mounted in a nicely figured, checkered American walnut stock with squared pewter forend cap with leaf patterns down the bottom, a sgl band retained with spring keeper and straight grip with smooth steel carbine/rifle buttplate without trap. Top of wrist has a mid-range tang sight. Front flat of receiver, breech block, top tang, thumb latch, hammer, lockplate, trigger guard, bbl band, buttplate tang & pewter forestock inlay are all very nicely engraved. Bbl has a sgl iron guide containing the orig hickory cleaning rod with unplated brass tips. It has a 2-pc trigger guard with a serrated single-set trigger. Left side of wrist has a rectangular “SWP” cartouche with date “1885”. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & band retain most of their orig blue with some very fine freckles of light rust. Ramrod guide has bright blue as does the receiver. Breech block retains brilliant case colors in sheltered areas, moderately faded on top. Lockplate retains very strong, bright case colors and hammer dark case colors. Trigger guard is a blue/brown patina with light freckles of rust on tang. Buttplate retains 75-80% orig blue with some light surface rust. Wood is sound with fine handling & storage marks and retains most of its orig bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-31762 JR169 (17,500-25,000)

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1165

EXTREMELY RARE ENGRAVED & PLATED DELUXE REMINGTON KEENE BOLT ACTION RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 45-70. Full nickel finish with 24″ oct to rnd bbl, integral magazine tube with front band, ivory bead hunting front sight and Remington’s reverse mounted 1,000 yard ladder rear sight. All metal has orig nickel finish with receiver, top three flats of bbl and both side flats of bbl, forend cap & trigger guard are all very nicely period engraved with fine foliate arabesque patterns with feather border patterns on receiver and scallop & dot patterns on bbl & other parts. Bolt & bolt knob are matching engraved. Mounted in a 1-pc nicely figured, checkered American walnut stock with carved fleur de lis patterns on both forestock & wrist area with a fine orig varnish finish. It has Remington’s smooth steel buttplate with trap containing an orig 4-pc brass & iron cleaning rod. There was only a total of about 5,000 of these rifles built in period 1880-1883 with both Army & Navy contracts, carbines & sporting rifles all produced in this number. Sporting rifles are very rare with deluxe pieces even more scarce and engraved & plated models the most rare of all. Very few of these rifles so configured were ever made and even fewer survive today. Orig cleaning rods are also rarely encountered today. CONDITION: About fine. Overall, metal retains 75-80% orig nickel with freckles and some losses over most of surfaces. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its bright orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. 4-32983 JR188 (10,000-15,000)

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1166

LAIDLEY/REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK DEVELOPMENTAL TRIAL RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 50 CF (50-70). Rare & unusual rifle with 32-3/4″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug with Remington’s reverse mounted musket rear sight missing its slide. There is a extra small dovetail over chamber area just in front of receiver. Receiver is standard rolling block dimensions but about .100 thicker at 1.353″ and made of brass. It has a steel trigger guard with sling loop and nickel plated rolling block with a small square stud at the back and Laidley 2-pc hammer with nickel plated base. Mounted in a 2-pc uncheckered walnut stock with full length forestock, two bands and a slotted head cleaning rod. It has standard smooth steel musket buttplate with “US” on tang. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 70-80% thinning orig blue, stronger toward the chamber end. Receiver, with a few light nicks & scratches, has very sharp edges and retains a dark mustard patina. Breech block & hammer base retain 75-80% orig milky nickel plating. Wood is sound with forestock having numerous nicks, dings, bruises & gouges while buttstock has a few light nicks & dings and a couple of bruises and retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. 4-31907 JR156 (4,000-6,000)

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1167

SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1879 TRAPDOOR RIFLE. SN 232150. Cal. 45-70. Standard rifle with 32-5/8″ bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug, two bands and slotted buttonhead ramrod. Bbl has usual proofs. Breech block is dated “1884” and the 1-pc walnut stock has a rectangular “SWP” cartouche with the date “1889”. It has 2-pc trigger guard with serrated trigger and smooth “US” marked buttplate without trap. The buttstock, under the buttplate, is marked in pencil “NORM SANKEY, REPUBLIC KANSAS 66964”. Buttplate tang “US” marking is unusual with shadow lines and the small initial “W”. Bottom of stock has the “P” in a circle proof with the tiny initials “CB”. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. As new, appears to be unfired, retaining virtually of its fine orig arsenal finish to both metal & wood with brilliant case colors on the breech block. Appears to be unfired. A truly exceptional piece. 4-31802 JR157 (2,500-4,000)

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1168

SPRINGFIELD 1888 TRAPDOOR RIFLE WITH RAMROD BAYONET. SN 514398. Cal. 45-70. 32-1/2″ bbl with square base front sight, and Buffington rear sight. Bbl retained by two bbl bands, front having stacking and sling swivel attached. Right side-plate marked, “U.S. Springfield” with spread winged eagle. Breech block is marked, “U.S/Model/1884.” 1-pc trigger guard with sling swivel. There is evidence of a cartouche on left side of stock above trigger but is partially obscured, and has the circle “P” proof behind trigger guard, and between it and end of trigger guard is a small “B.” Carbine style butt-plate with trap and stamped, “U.S.” below top screw. There was an approx total of 65,000 of these rifles built, and the 1888 differs from the experimental 1884 with sliding ramrod bayonet and having more effective cannelures on the rod bayonet(for more secure locking when in extended position.) SN range of these are known to be 500,000 to 565,000 as taken from Flayderman’s Guide to Antique Firearms. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains a nice even brown patina with only a few minor nicks and dings. Lock-plate shows to have some blue mixed with dark patina, and breech block is mostly a dark brown patina mixed with some silver. Stock is solid with usual nicks and dings with an oiled finish and a hand worn patina look. Mechanics are crisp with three clicks and bore is dull with strong rifling and only some light scattered pitting. 4-33830 BDT244 (800-1,200)

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1168A

EXTREMELY RARE INGERSOLL REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK HARPOON GUN. SN None. Cal. 45-70 Blank. Very rare harpoon gun with special 12″ stepped bbl on a Remington No. 1 Rolling Block action. In addition it also has a patented custom solid nickeled brass stock with straight grip & crescent butt. Right side of wrist has two patent dates of “1885” and “1886”. Accompanied by one special harpoon dart made of all steel with a 7-1/2″ round section with a bolted on clevis and a tapered 10-1/4″ rod from the nose on which the harpoon point is mounted. The point is connected to a braided line which presumably is attached to a heavier line to which the whale hunters would attach a float or hold manually to keep track of the whale. The line attached to the point is attached off center so that when the bolt is pulled to the rear the point digs in and turns sideways giving solid purchase to control the whale. CONDITION: Exposed part of bbl & bolt are a dark brown patina with light to moderate pitting and some dings on the bolt. Receiver retains about 80% strong but faded case colors. Buttstock retains about 95% strong orig nickel plating. Mechanics are crisp, moderately pitted bore. 8-87574 JR453 (3,750-4,750)

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1169

*ULTRA RARE & SPECTACULAR PRESENTATION GLAHN ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 354396. Cal. 38-40. Extraordinarily rare single action with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line address on top which is slightly off-center and the usual bbl marking & caliber on left side. Frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a partial circle. Fitted with rampant Colt medallion pearl grips which has a carved ox head on right side and the inscribed initials “ALS” on left side. The bbl has an engraved presentation which accounts for the offset address, which reads “To Arthur / from a Grateful County”. The balance of the revolver, sides of bbl, ejector rod housing, cylinder, back strap, butt strap & trigger guard are typically Glahn engraved with some of his very finest work consisting of foliate & floral patterns with an extremely fine punch dot background. Top strap has intertwined leaves & vines and back strap has acanthus leaves. Cylinder is, unusually, fully engraved except for the flutes. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found and showing that it was sold to Kleins Hardware, address unavailable and shipped to the George Worthington Co., Cleveland, Ohio, May 2, 1931 to order #19866/1 in a shipment of one revolver. Also accompanied by a fine tooled Heiser belt & holster rig; tooled in Heiser’s trademark style of leaves & blossoms, buckstitch lacing on the holster which has a sewn-in plug and has Deputy Stuckert’s initials near the right end of the decorations. His initials are also on front of the holster near the top. This revolver, lest we lose sight of an important aspect of its existence, was presented to a 33-year old deputy sheriff, Arthur L. Stuckert, by the citizens of Bucyrus Township, Crawford County, Ohio, for his heroic service in the line of duty. Accompanied by copies of several newspaper articles primarily from the Bucyrus, Ohio, Telegraph-Forum regarding the presentation of this revolver to Deputy Sheriff Arthur Stuckert for his bravery and services on January 23, 1931 when his sheriff was killed in an attempted arrest of a chicken thief. Apparently Deputy Stuckert, upon hearing the shot that killed the sheriff, rushed into the house and kept assailants at bay until the sheriff could be removed. He died shortly thereafter. One of the articles dated May 22, 1931 details the presentation along with the photograph of the revolver itself. Another copy of a page of a newspaper is a thank you letter from Deputy Stuckert for the “beautiful gun, and holster”. This note also has a picture of the gun. Additionally accompanied by copies of pp. 45-48 of the Winter 2007 The Rampant Colt magazine which is an article by Corky Ullom, dealing with gold plated engraved & gold inlaid Colts. He states that there are only a total of twelve gold engraved Colt single actions of the total 357,859 single actions manufactured in the first generation and only one of them was in 38-40 caliber, making this one of the most extraordinarily rare Colt single action revolvers extant. Additionally accompanied by a 3-1/2 page hand written letter from noted Colt authority, Ron Graham, authenticating the originality of this fabulous revolver. Mr. Graham states that it is one of only three and possibly a fourth known in nearly 50 years of research. Deputy Stuckert served in WWI with honor and died Jan. 21, 1971 at age 71. Certainly additional research should be able to provide additional history regarding Deputy Stuckert. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 92-94% strong orig gold plating with some thinning to the silver underplating in the area of the bbl address & presentation, over the top strap, back strap & butt strap with some additional thinning in trigger guard. Front strap retains about 20% silver with balance gray metal. It has been fired and shows slight burn on cylinder face but only a little and there is still gold plating in the bore. Is not solid at half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Belt & holster rig are slightly dry with the holster lining worn & torn but completely solid & usable. 4-32964 JR211 (150,000-200,000)

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1170

EXCEEDINGLY RARE EUGENE YOUNG FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD & NICKEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 47135. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Spectacular & very rare, possibly the only Eugene Young engraved single action with gold and nickel known. A previous owners research of Colt records disclosed that this single action revolver was the very first to have a gold cylinder with nickel plated frame. It is believed that J.P. Lower and Colt collaborated on this design to promote the new Single Action Army revolver. This combination became a favorite for high art Colts. This fabulous revolver has 7-1/2″ bbl, standard front sight, 1-line address on top and a fine clear etched panel on left side. It has a tiny “44” on bottom of bbl just above base pin and the last four digits of the serial number under the ejector rod housing. The ejector rod housing is third type with a bull’s eye ejector rod head. The base pin is the solid type without dimples in the ends. Frame has 3-line patent dates and it is fitted with a rare factory 1-pc ebony grip. Frame, bbl, cylinder, trigger guard & back strap and both sides of hammer are wonderfully engraved in about “A” coverage, open foliate arabesque patterns with 30-40% coverage. Back edge of cylinder has a circle & dot border and it has the chip & dot border around the etched panel which may be a later addition. The style of this engraving is unlike any of the known master engravers at Colt, although it has stylistic similarities to some of the engraving by Oscar & Eugene Young at Smith & Wesson. Very few Eugene Young engraved pieces are known and when encountered are probably not recognized for their simple beauty. This revolver has full nickel finish with gold washed cylinder, hammer, grip frame, ejector rod housing & ejector rod head. The factory furnished smooth ebony grip makes for a very striking look. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as caliber 44-40, bbl length not listed with nickel/gold finish, ebony stocks, factory engraved and shipped to J.P. Lower, Denver, Colorado, April 10, 1878, in a shipment of two same type revolvers. Also accompanying is a copy of an appraisal by W.R. Powell of Roanoke, Texas wherein he authenticates this revolver. Additionally accompanying is an information letter from a previous owner wherein he states that it is the only factory gold single action revolver shipped with ebony grip and that it is the only factory ordered gold single action revolver ever engraved by Eugene Young (subsequently found to have engraved two). In an article regarding gold & engraved Colt Single Actions on pp. 45-48 of the Winter 2007 issue of The Rampant Colt magazine, Corky Ullom writes that there were 135 factory gold washed single actions of which eighty-two were gold & nickel, twenty were in 44-40 caliber, thirty-seven were in 7-1/2″ bbls and two were engraved by Eugene Young. When one considers that there were 357,859 Colt single action revolvers manufactured from 1873 to WWII, those numbers cited above are indeed minuscule, making this one of the most rare Colt single action Army revolvers extant. Additionally accompanied by an extremely rare orig Young Brothers business card with their address in Springfield, Mass. advertising “General Engravers, Stamp Cutters & Die Sinkers”. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, all matching including bbl, cylinder & grip. Revolver retains virtually all of its fine factory nickel finish with generous amounts of its orig gold wash, somewhat thinned on ejector rod housing outside radius and on the high points of cylinder. The grip frame retains gold wash in sheltered areas, strong around trigger guard with some slight freckling on front strap. The bbl appears to have been polished as Mr. Powell mentions in his letter that the nickel was frosty and now has a high gloss finish. It appears that during this polishing process the edges of the etched panel may have been affected and therefore the border decorations applied. One could argue, however, that Mr. Young simply repolished the revolver after he had engraved it. Mr. Powell may have been referring to the “frosting” on the front strap of the grip frame. Regardless of whether this revolver was polished by Mr. Young or a subsequent owner, this is one of the most rare of all Colt single action revolvers. Grip has a hairline on the right side from shrinkage and one scratch in the finish on left side with minor sharp edge wear and retains most of its orig smooth factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with one spot of pitting near muzzle and another near forcing cone. Business card is slightly yellowed with a brown corner but completely intact. This is truly one of the most rare of all single action revolvers. 4-32963 JR213 (150,000-300,000)

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1170A

EXTREMELY RARE J.P. LOWER BELT & HOLSTER RIG. Holster is made for a 7-1/2″ Colt single action Army revolver, about 12″ long, made of 1-pc russet brown leather. Back edge & toe are sewn and it has stamped decorations around the back edge and across the top with original trigger guard cut out. Top edge and around trigger guard cutout have a line border and it has a narrow belt loop on back secured with two harness rivets. The back side is decorated identical to the front. The top of the front is stamped “J.P. LOWER / DENVER COL” in tiny letters. Accompanied by a 41″ x 1-7/8″ flat cartridge belt with 4″ tongue billet and a rectangular, gold washed over nickel iron buckle. Buckle billet is sewn and riveted with a rivet having raised letters “RHB”. It appears that the tongue billet rivet has deteriorated the surrounding leather and been lost. The belt, just behind the buckle billet is stamped with the same tiny J.P. Lower stamp as is on the holster. Belt has thirty-five 44/45 caliber sewn on loops. J.P. Lower was a major seller of firearms & accessories in the Rocky Mtn. region out of Denver for most of the time after the Civil War into the early 20th century. He marketed much of his merchandise under his own name that he had made by other individuals, such as is the case here. This rig appears to be from the late 19th or early 20th century and almost certainly would have seen long service on the western frontier. CONDITION: Holster is fine to very fine retaining most of its orig russet brown color with a couple of flexed spots and showing moderate wear around the tip. A small portion of the tip stitching is loose. The belt has been treated and is soft & pliable with all of the loops still intact. Both billets appear to have been restitched with the tongue billet crackled & fragile but basically intact. Altogether an extremely rare set, seldom ever encountered. 4-32968 JR369 (5,000-10,000)

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1171

*EXTRAORDINARILY RARE & DESIRABLE PAIR OF ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED SILVER PLATED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS. SN 208657 & 208673. Cal. 45 Colt. Extraordinary and the only known matched pair of engraved, silver plated Colt single action revolvers with backstrap inscriptions. They have 4-3/4″ bbls, standard sights, 2-line bbl addresses with 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in circles. Both are fitted with fine, smooth pearl grips and have the last three digits of their respective serial numbers on the backs of the cylinders. These pistols are silver finished with fire blued screws & beautifully engraved by, probably from the hand of the master, Cuno Helfrecht, with about C+ level coverage. Engraving consists of about 60-70%% coverage wonderful foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background. Top straps have feather patterns and top of bbl has Moorish patterns. The gullets of the frame in front of cylinder on each side have tiny flower blossoms and top of back straps have beautiful fans with central “V”s. Top & bottom of actual back straps have beautiful incised patterns and the central part of back straps have the individual’s names. No. 208657 is inscribed “JOE PERIA” and No. 208673 is inscribed “N. GARZA”. The butt straps are lightly engraved and trigger bows have patterns that match the back straps. Accompanied by a very large volume of information contained in a 3-ring binder including a Colt Factory letter which fully identifies these revolvers in cal 45 with 4-3/4″ bbls, silver finish, pearl grips and factory engraved. They were shipped May 13, 1901 to A. Baldwin & Co., New Orleans, LA c/o Calixto Valle in a matched pair shipment of two guns. Under remarks section it is reported “subject revolvers also have the following engraved on their backstraps. Serial number 208673 bears the inscription ‘N. Garza’, and serial number 208657 is inscribed ‘Joe Peria'”. Much of the enclosed research material was obtained by a previous owner and initially disclosed that a Texas land owners survey in the 1970’s disclosed that someone named Juan N. de la Garza owned a large ranch of over 50,000 acres spanning over three counties in Texas. This previous owner learned that there had been a Calixto Valle who lived in Rio Grande Texas in the time frame of these revolvers. He traveled to Rio Grande Texas and learned that Mr. Valle’s granddaughter, Dolly Pope, was still living there. He interviewed Ms. Pope and one of Mr. Valle’s former employees, Lino Perez. These interviews are documented on a video which accompanies this lot. During his time in Rio Grande it was learned that Calixto Valle was the Mayor of Rio Grande and also owned and operated a saloon as well as the only hardware/gun store in Rio Grande. Mr. Valle ruled Rio Grande with an iron fist and was known to supply guns to Poncho Villa and his supporters. The residents of the area referred to him as “Papa”, a term of reverence on the order of “Don”. Mr. Valle’s home is still standing and is occupied by his grandson and the buildings that housed his saloon and hardware/gun store also still stand. Mr. Valle also owned a Ford dealership in town. Also accompanying is a reprint of a photograph of Mr. Valle and two beautiful ladies and another of him in formal clothes wearing a Shrine Fez. There are several reprints of old photos of main street Rio Grande showing the car dealership. Another old photograph is included which has the image of 18 or 19 Mexican gentelmen all dressed in suits and ties, seated and standing in front of a building. Some of them are identified, which included Poncho Villa, Garibaldi, F. Garza, F.I. Madero and F.I Madero Sr., and others. F.N. Garza was the Mayor of Montery Mexico and a strong supporter of Poncho Villa. Another copy of an old photo shows Mr. Valle standing on the street in front of his automobile dealership with several Model T’s. Additionally accompanied by a four page letter from internationally known Colt single action expert, Ron Graham who authenticates these revolvers are absolutely original and “definatly created by a master, probably Helfricht (sic) himself”. Mr. Graham further states “both revolvers are totally factory original, except for the replaced stocks on 208657”. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Both revolvers have virtually identical condition, retaining about 96-97% strong orig silver plating and most of the orig fire blue on the screws with only minor muzzle edge wear and some sharp edge wear on the frame. Grips on No. 208657 are replacements, as noted and should be professionally fitted. Grips on No. 208673 are extremely fine with a minor chip on the left heel, another on the right toe and a small repaired chip on the right heel and show beautiful fire and color. Mechanics on both revolvers are crisp with both showing more than a little use internally. Both bores are strong with good rifling and some shine and moderate pitting. 4-32966 JR212 (200,000-250,000)

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*SPECTACULAR ENGRAVED SILVER & GOLD COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 328709. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Fabulous Cuno Helfrecht engraved single action Army revolver with 4-3/4″ bbl, 2-line address on top and the rolled panel “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER 44-40” on the left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with factory orig smooth pearl grips with left & right deep rampant Colt medallions. Engraving is of the highest quality, probably by the master himself and consists of 70% coverage wonderful intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with a fine punch-dot background. This engraving is more like level “3” or “C” coverage than level “2” as indicated in the letter. Ejector rod housing has deluxe borders and snake & leaf patterns in gullet with snake & dot pattern on outer radius. Frame on each side of forcing cone has a diamond checkerboard pattern with alternating smooth & punch-dot diamonds. The gullet on lower front part of frame has a beautiful flower blossom with a zigzag border. Top strap has feather patterns down both edges and top of back strap has Mr. Helfrecht’s trademark feather fan with a triangle and diamond & dot patterns in center. Back strap & butt strap have Moorish patterns with a beautiful arabesque pattern on trigger bow. Loading gate has Mr. Helfrecht’s trademark sunburst pattern. Cylinder has matching foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes with a sunburst at back of each flute. Rear edge of cylinder has three border patterns with the rear most being snake & dot pattern, the center a simple line and the forward pattern of fine arrowheads. Cylinder, hammer & trigger are all gold plated. Accompanied by a 5-page letter from world renowned Colt single action expert, Ron Graham authenticating this beautiful revolver. He states that “Because Albert Foster, Jr., Colts’ New York area representative, was the ‘Care-of’ recipient” — “it is quite possible that Mr. Gallegos held a prestigeous (sic) position of friendship or a business relationship with the Colt’s Co.” He also authenticates it as having been engraved from the shop of master engraver Cuno Helfricht (sic). He further states that all parts of the revolver except for the cylinder retain their orig finish and that the cylinder had been re-plated and “was not intended to deceive others”. He further states that if anyone was attempting to “delude modern day collectors” they would have “also re-plated the gold hammer and trigger. Because there was no additional polishing or buffing done to this cylinder its engraving is still sharp and factory original”. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter which fully identifies this revolver as having silver finish with gold plated cylinder, hammer & trigger, pearl stocks, level 2 factory engraved and shows that it was shipped to “Mr. Juan C. Gallegos, c/o Albert Foster, Jr., Colt’s New York Office, 240 Broadway, New York, NY on March 26, 1914 in a shipment of one gun. Also accompanied by a letter from renowned Colt single action authority, Dick Burdick, who fully authenticates this revolver as found and states that Mr. Helfrecht almost certainly executed the engraving personally. He states “The fact that this revolver was shipped to a Mr. Juan C. Gallegos in care of Albert Foster, manager of Colt’s New York office would indicate it was destined for export.” And finally a write-up from a former owner who states that the Colt archives show that this revolver was one of only thirty-nine gold & silver first generation single action Colts and that this one is one of only two in 44-40 caliber. He also states that it was shipped to Argentina in 1914, no indication of the veracity of this information. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching with the last four digits of the serial number on back of cylinder. Overall the frame retains strong orig silver plating with some flaking in right front gullet. The bbl & ejector rod housing, along with grip frame retains silver plating in sheltered areas being mostly a fine light silver gray patina that is not unattractive. The butt strap retains 60-70% orig silver plating. Hammer retains about 75% orig gold plating & trigger about 60%. Cylinder retains 93-95% strong gold plating that is probably an old restoration. Cylinder was not repolished, just replated and does not detract at all from the beauty of this fine work of art. Grips are sound with a large professional repair in right heel, otherwise are completely orig with a minor handling mar & retain most of their orig factory polish with great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-32965 JR250 (100,000-150,000)

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*WONDERFUL HELFRECHT ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 276111. Cal. 45 Colt. Silver finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, orig dimension front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. Frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle. Left side of trigger guard has the “VP” mark in front web and a “1” in rear web. Mounted with beautiful, smooth pearl grips. Frame, bbl, ejector rod housing, trigger guard & back strap are beautifully engraved by master engraver, Cuno Helfrecht, in his trademark style with sunburst patterns on recoil shield & loading gate, a fine fan at top of back strap with snake & dot patterns over top strap and zigzag Moorish patterns on back strap, butt strap & trigger guard. Sides of frame & sides of bbl have Mr. Helfrecht’s stylized foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and the serial number on trigger guard is surrounded by an engraved ribbon. Cylinder has his usual patterns engraved on lands between the flutes with snake & dot pattern around rear edge. Rear face of cylinder has last four digits of serial number. Base pin is a fine replacement. Accompanied by a hand written letter from Lee Russell dated Nov. 16, 2007 certifying the provenance of this Colt back to 1965 as having remained in his family since that time. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found with silver finish, pearl grips, factory engraved and sold to “W.S. Cox”, address unavailable. Shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, IL on March 14, 1906 in a shipment of one piece. The provenance letter from Mr. Russell states that this revolver was purchased from either the son or grandson of the orig owner and that his family was living in Grosse Pointe, Michigan at the time, which is near Chicago. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Overall it retains most of its orig silver plating with wear on outside radius of the ejector rod housing, a small spot of pitting by front sight and wear on back & front straps. It appears that it was carried in a holster for some length of time. Grips are exceptionally fine with great fire & color with only one small chip on right side by frame. Hammer is not strong in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31757 JR201 (25,000-40,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE DOCUMENTED TEXAS RANGER HELFRECHT ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 213651. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line address and caliber marking on left side. It has 2-line patent dates & rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame and has factory raised carved steer head right hand pearl grips with ruby eyes in the steer that appear orig to the revolver. It is engraved by Cuno Helfrecht in his standard deluxe patterns with his trademark sunbursts on left recoil shield and loading gate. It has snake & dot patterns down top strap & ejector rod housing gullet with his fan at top of back strap. Frame, sides of bbl and lands between the flutes on cylinder are engraved in Helfrecht’s typical foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. This revolver has a tiny additional flourish of a snake & dot pattern in gullet on bottom front of frame and around each edge of cylinder. It also has the zigzag Moorish patterns down back strap, butt strap and on sides of trigger guard. Trigger bow has a curious engraved diamond with a dot in the center. Accompanied by an unusual pigskin single loop holster with attached loop and a large nickel plated concho on the front. The back edge & toe are buckstitch laced and the skirt has a scalloped edge around with shoe eyelets in the scallops. It is unmarked. It also has a 2-1/4″ wide x about 30″ buffalo hide or elk hide belt with fine calf skin lining with a money slot on the inside behind the buckle. Buckle is a square nickel plated open type and it has forty-two 44/45 caliber laced loops. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with 5-1/2″ bbl, silver finish, carved buffalo head pearl grips, factory engraved and shipped to Walter Tips, Austin, Texas, c/o W.E. Smith on Dec. 11, 1901 in a shipment of one revolver. William E. Smith, also known as Australian Billy, was born in Adelaide, Australia and emigrated to the United States at an unknown date. He was a gifted athlete and played left tackle on the first football team in El Paso, Texas and was reportedly a formidable boxer. He was a Deputy U.S. Marshall in New Mexico and served as a Private in Troop G of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) under Teddy Roosevelt. In 1899 he was working as a policeman in El Paso and later became Chief Detective of El Paso Police which job he held for eight years. Just before that he was a railroad detective for the El Paso & Rock Island Railroad. When he left the El Paso Police Department he worked for the El Paso Health Department, apparently working against bootlegging & prostitution. In May of 1911 he was a private detective working for the famous or infamous Francisco I. Madero who later became President of Mexico. When he left Madero’s employment he returned to the El Paso Police Dept. as a detective, which position he held until Sept. 1911 when he was commissioned an undercover detective investigating liquor law violations in Galveston. On Sept. 1, 1911 he enlisted as a captain in the Rangers in Company C, which was a one man company, and on Oct. 5, 1911 was transferred to Company D, which was also a one man company. In both instances Capt. Smith was used primarily undercover investigating liquor law violations. In August 1913 Capt. Smith was discharged from the Rangers, whether from political considerations or lack of funding is not known, but regardless, he was once again in El Paso as a City Detective and later became the house detective for the Paso del Norte Hotel. Also accompanied by the book The Texas Rangers and The Mexican Revolution, Harris & Sadler, in which Capt. Smith is mentioned on pp. 76, 77, 88, 98, 102, 103, 114, 115, 267 & 314. Also accompanying is a copy of Smith’s Enlistment and Oath of Service dated 1 Sept. 1911. Under the remarks section it lists “Private Troop “G” 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry / Deputy U.S. Marshall, New Mexico, Chief Detective, El Paso”. The reverse side shows that he was transferred to “D” Company on Oct. 5, 1911. An additional accompaniment is a copy of p. 401 from Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia/Volume II, Cochran, which lists this exact revolver by serial number with a brief description and biography of Smith and also on p. 154 it is again listed under Texas Ranger Guns. CONDITION: About fine. Overall retains about 75% fine nickel finish with some flaking around trigger guard and on back strap. This finish appears to be an old factory style restoration but the web of the trigger bow is unmarked. Grips have a small chip at frame on left side, otherwise are absolutely outstanding with tremendous fire & color. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Holster & belt are somewhat dry but completely intact & functional. Belt has some minor stitching loss on the top edge. Book is new. 4-31758 JR202 (45,000-65,000)

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Revised: 3/3/2008

(Additional Information) Please Note: Also accompanying this lot will be an affidavit signed December 14th, 2007 by David Lanara confirming that the Colt SAA which states, “this letter confirms that Colt S.A.A., SN 94649, 7-1/2” bbl, nickel finish with rubber grips was purchased from the direct descendents of the James Heart Ranch in Wyoming in 1996. Included in this sale was an original holster marked, “ROCKWELL & TOREY, MAKER, BILLINGS, M.T.”. Finished at the time of purchase with approximately 70% original nickel. This is notarized by notary public Jamie A. Evans, State of Ohio, Chicago, Cuyahoga County whose commission expires December 12th, 2009.

HISTORIC MONTANA COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH MONTANA TERRITORY HOLSTER. SN 94649. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line address on top and 3-line patent dates on frame and the caliber on left front web of trigger guard. Fitted with eagle/rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are unnumbered and may or may not be orig to this revolver although they fit extremely well and appear to have been in place many years. Accompanied by a dbl loop russet brown leather holster made from one piece of leather with cartouche “ROCKWELL / & TOREY / BILLINGS, M.T.”. This marking signifies that this holster was made when Montana was still a territory, prior to 1889, the year Montana became a state. This set is accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with bbl length not listed (which is accepted as meaning 7-1/2″), nickel finish and rubber stocks, shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, IL on August 28, 1883 in a shipment of three same type revolvers. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. was the main distributor for the western frontier for Colt. This revolver was the property of a rancher named James (Jim) Hart. He was born near Covington, KY in 1849 and left home at age 16. He wound up working for the government in Indian Territory teaching Indians to plow and then helped transport a band of sheep to Oregon. Apparently while traveling through the west he became acquainted with a man named Bill Culver and together they traveled to Montana to the Musselshell Valley, which is about 50 miles north and east of Billings. He worked trapping & trading with the Indians out of a trading post run by Goulding & Hatch in a horseshoe bend of the Musselshell River. When the trading post closed both Culver & Hart claimed land in the Messelshell Valley and after awhile Hart bought Culver’s claim. For a while Hart worked for the SI Ranch and did a lot of trapping with Ed Goulding who has a creek that bears his name. Later on Jim Hart returned to the area of the trading post on the Musselshell and went into the cattle business. He approached the cattle business very intelligently and apparently became very successful with his ranch. He registered his brand the “TI” in September 1886. Sometime along about 1889 he began building his log ranch headquarters of three rooms with real windows and an outside door in each room. At about the same time he began corresponding with a young lady, whose name he had received from a mutual friend, and in 1890 accompanied a shipment of his cattle to Chicago. After the cattle were sold he went to Detroit to meet her and was married. She returned to Montana with him and made the ranch her home. They had two children, Dora Hart Jarrett, who was born in 1894 and a son. Leo, born almost three years later. All of this information is contained in an article by Dora Hart Jarrett, their daughter, which was published in an area history in 1974. Mrs. Jarrett, in the article, mentions many of the local area residents including the postman by the name of Barott, a Mr. Scott who had a small store in Levina (15 miles away) and names the gentleman who helped her father build a schoolhouse about two miles from their ranch, S.G. Hood, John Naderman, Henry Willis & Magnus Lindstrand. She mentions that her father always slept with his “six shooter”, with five chambers loaded, under his pillow. She also mentions that at cattle roundups the chuck wagon cooks ruled the roost and names two of them as being especially memorable, one being Lem Coates, who was a Civil War soldier, and the other Liver Eatin’ Johnson (sic). She states that they traveled the 50 miles to Billings twice a year for supplies, once in the fall when the whole family went and again in the spring when only Mr. Hart made the trip. She states that her father passed away in 1927 and her mother in 1946 and at the time of this writing she and her husband, Jack Jarrett, still lived on the ranch. A copy of this article accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 60-70% strong orig nickel with balance bright metal which is almost indistinguishable from the nickel. Frame retains 70-80% strong orig nickel with losses only from the area in front of the cylinder. Cylinder retains about 40% orig nickel with balance bare metal, probably from storage in this holster. Grip frame retains virtually of its orig nickel. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Ejector rod housing has a small ding on the outside radius making the ejector rod sluggish and difficult to operate, otherwise mechanics are crisp, strong bore with fine pitting. Holster is sound with a small cut near the right front part of the edge of the toe and retains generous amounts of orig russet finish. About 2″ of the top of the rear edge has a very old restitching. Back of holster shows moderate to heavy wear. This is a very historic Montana revolver & holster that could stand additional research. 4-33724 JR317 (15,000-20,000)

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1176
Revised: 3/9/2008

(Additional Information) Colt SAA # 103353 is a documented Johnson County WY Cattle War gun turned into Major Wolcott’s Troop in 1892. F.H. Laberteaux is listed as the owner at the time of its confiscation according to the list accompanying the gun.

FINE CUNO HELFRECHT ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 102242. Cal. 45 Colt. Fine Helfrecht engraved single action with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with the 2-line bbl address usually found only on 4-3/4″ and shorter bbls. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the caliber is marked on left front web of trigger guard. This revolver is engraved in typical Helfrecht patterns with about “B” coverage engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns on sides of frame & bbl with his trademark sunburst patterns on recoil shield and loading gate. Top strap & ejector rod housing have his trademark snake & dot patterns with identical patterns in the front frame gullets. Top front sides of frame have a starburst with his minimalist fan pattern at top of back strap with Moorish style patterns down back strap, on butt strap & trigger bow. Cylinder has foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes with a snake & leaf pattern around rear edge. Mounted with 2-pc eagle/rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to another revolver. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found in 45 cal, 5 1/2″ bbl, blue finish with rubber stocks and factory engraved. It was shipped November 11, 1884 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of two same type guns. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains having been cleaned to bright metal which slightly softened some of the shading in engraving but it all remains mostly clean & clear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-33858 JR328 (12,500-25,000)

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RARE EUGENE YOUNG ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 48206. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address on top with the last four digits of the serial number under ejector rod housing. It has second type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left rear web of trigger guard is marked with the caliber. Mounted with 2-pc pearl grips that has a fine carved ox head on right side. Frame, bbl, back strap, trigger guard, cylinder & ejector rod housing are engraved in Young’s very distinctive spare style of minimalist coverage consisting of flowing foliate arabesque patterns mixed with shells. It is believed that Mr. Young is one of the few factory engraver who engraved the hammer. This one has wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose with a small starburst on top of hammer nose. Rear edge of cylinder and front edge of the recoil shield and loading gate have circle and dot borders. Ejector rod housing gullet has a snake & chip pattern. Eugene Young engraved very few single actions and very few of those are known today. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found with cal 45, nickel finish, with bbl length not listed and factory engraved. It was shipped June 25, 1878 to B. Kittredge & Co., Cincinnati, OH in a shipment of 6 same type guns. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains a smooth cleaned metal finish showing moderate wear on engraving with back strap showing heavy wear. Grips have chipped toes and heels with a chip at right top near frame but overall are sound showing great color & fire. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with fine pitting. 4-33857 JR362 (20,000-35,000)

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1178
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Cataloguer reviewed this lot prior to insertion in catalogue and had revised his description, however, corrections were inadvertently left out of the catalogue. Description should state: It is believed that the cylinder engraving may have been re-enhanced at the time of factory refinish to the gun.

EARLY FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SHIPPED TO BROWNING BROTHERS. SN 129317. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, missing front sight with 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl, under ejector rod housing, is stamped with the factory refinish number “597N”. The same assembly number is found inside the ejector rod housing, on face of cylinder around cylinder bushing hole and on right side of front strap under grip. Right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with a small star and left front web has the caliber marking. Fitted with rampant Colt, deep, left & right medallions in smooth pearl grips. Revolver has about “C+” coverage engraving by Cuno Helfrecht with his distinctive style consisting of readily identifiable Helfrecht leaf patterns on recoil shield & loading gate. Top of back strap has his distinctive fan pattern with alternating patterns on lands between flutes of cylinder. Rear edge of cylinder has a snake & dot pattern with identical pattern on each edge of top strap. Ejector rod housing has snake & dot pattern in the gullet and on outer radius. Back strap & butt strap have his zigzag Moorish patterns. Balance of engraving consists of extremely well executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Screws are fire blued. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter fully identifying this revolver in 45 caliber with 7-1/2″ bbl, nickel finish, pearl grips, factory engraved & shipped to Browning Bros., Ogden, Utah on March 27, 1889 in a 1-gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains most of its fine factory restored finish, slightly dulled, that should clean much better. Grips are extremely fine with only a tiny chip on right side and retain most of their orig factory polish with tremendous fire & color. Grips may be replacements as they are slightly long, otherwise fit fine. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine and a partial ring about 1-1/2″ from muzzle. 4-33872 JR366 (15,000-25,000)

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1179
Revised: 3/3/2008

(Correction) Please Note: Prior to the printing of the catalogue the cataloguer re-examined this gun and determined it not to be genuine, and further, made arrangements for its withdrawal. By mistake it was included in the catalogue. – THIS ITEM IS WITHDRAWN.

FINE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 129317. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and block letter 1-line address on top with caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with caliber marked on left front web of trigger guard. It has third type ejector rod housing and flat half-moon ejector rod head. Hammer is of the civilian type with short knurled section with a border and a line. Fitted with wonderful 2-pc pearl grips with a large raised carved ox head on right side. Revolver is engraved in about “C” coverage by Cuno Helfrecht. Engraving consists of wonderful foliate arabesque patterns with Helfrecht’s trademark sunbursts on the recoil shield and loading gate with his trademark fan at top of back strap and diamond & dot patterns on shoulders of trigger guard. Top strap has feather patterns and ejector rod housing has snake & dot patterns in gullet with zigzag Moorish patterns on outer radius. Cylinder has alternating arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes with light arabesque patterns at back of each flute. Rear edge of cylinder has a feather pattern border. Screwheads are not engraved. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found with nickle finish 7 1/2″ bbl and factory engraved. It was shipped March 27, 1889 to Browning Brothers Ogden & Salt Lake City , Territory of Utah in a one gun shipment. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains strong nickel finish with some losses from cleaning on the bbl. Hammer retains 60-70% faded case colors. Grips have small chips at top near frame and a tiny chipped left heel, otherwise are sound and show great fire & color. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with recent moderate pitting. 4-33837 JR365 (15,000-25,000)

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EARLY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 81220. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line bbl address on top. It has third type ejector rod housing with flared ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard has caliber marking. Fitted with 1-pc fine old ivory grip with a raised carved ox head on right side and a raised carved Mexican eagle on left side. Ivory appears to be from a walrus rather than elephant ivory. Revolver has about “C” coverage fine bold foliate arabesque pattern engraving, probably by Nimschke. Screwheads are not engraved as Nimschke was known not to have engraved screwheads. Patterns are somewhat unusual but are reminiscent of Nimschke’s work extending over both shoulders of trigger guard and both ears of back strap. Top of back strap has an elaborate fan with triangle & flower center, also reminiscent of Nimschke’s work. Back strap & butt strap have dash & dot borders. Top strap has alternating feather & bar patters with a hunter star on ejector rod shoulder. There is a fine zigzag band on the bbl just in front of frame and there are three small dots on each of the front & back webs of trigger guard with the same three dots appearing in gullets of frame. Ejector rod housing is engraved with a snake & dot pattern in the gullet and elaborate Moorish patterns on the outer radius. Cylinder has matching foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes with three border patterns at back edge. Front edge of the recoil shield & loading gate also have three border patterns. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with 45 cal, 4 3/4″ bbl, blue finish and grips not listed. It was shipped August 2, 1882 to Schoverling, Daly & Gales, New York, NY in a shipment of 6 same type guns. Shoverling, Daly & Gales was a major Colt distributor and also one of the major patrons of L.D. Nimschke. While this revolver is not listed as factory engraved it certainly has all the attributes. CONDITION: Good to very good, cylinder is matching numbered. Overall retains 75-80% strong restored nickel showing heavy wear on recoil shield and loading gate with very rounded muzzle edges. Grip has a chipped left toe and a few minor age lines and retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Base pin is a replacement. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting and a couple of dimples where it appears the front sight may have been reattached. 4-33859 JR364 (10,000-15,000)

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ENGRAVED PALL MALL ADDRESS COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 38336. Cal. 45 Boxer or 45 Eley Short. Blue finish with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with “DEPOT 14. PALL MALL LONDON” address and last four digits of serial number on bottom under ejector rod housing. It has first type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard has caliber marking “45 CAL / B”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has been very finely checkered as is found on many English Colt revolvers. Bottom of grip is inscribed in hand scratched lettering “H.C. NELSON / ALASKA. 1891”. Revolver is very nicely engraved in extremely fine, delicate English style of foliate arabesque patterns with about 60% coverage. Cylinder, back strap & trigger bow are engraved to match. Cylinder serial number was re-engraved, probably at the same time as the rest of the engraving, and the engraver apparently confused the numbers applying the numbers “8836” instead of “8336”. Right side of frame, between hammer & trigger screws, has an outstanding engraved rampant Colt with shaded background. Top strap has double row of acanthus leaves and the outside radius of the ejector rod housing is engraved to match. Gullet of ejector rod housing has fine leaf patterns. The most unusual aspect of this decoration is a large wolf’s head inlaid in raised gold at top of back strap. This gold appears to be in nugget form, possibly something Mr. Nelson obtained in Alaska. Screw heads are also beautifully engraved. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver in caliber 45 Eley short with bbl length & type of stocks not listed, blue finish and shipped to Colt’s London Agency on Oct. 11, 1877 in a shipment of 56 same type firearms. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 30-40% thin custom blue, mostly in sheltered areas being a silver/gray patina in the worn areas. Frame retains 60-70% thin custom blue, strong in sheltered areas. Back strap & trigger guard retain traces of blue being mostly a blue/gray patina. Cylinder retains about 50% custom blue, mostly in flutes, thin & turning gray on outer diameter. Recoil shield and interior of frame show little use with minor fine pitting. Grip is sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. This is an opportunity to own a genuine Alaska Gold Rush Colt. 4-32967 (5,000-15,000)

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*EXTREMELY RARE GOLD PLATED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 317163. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration and a great rarity. This revolver has a 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight, 2-line address on top & caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a rampant Colt in a circle. Left side of trigger guard has the “VP” proof in a triangle on front web and a small “W” on rear web. Fitted with extremely beautiful pearl grips that fit precisely and were undoubtedly installed by the H&D Folsom Company before they resold it. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with 4-3/4″ bbl, “silver/gold” finish with type of stocks not listed. Shipped March 28, 1911 to the H&D Folsom Arms Co., New York, NY in a shipment of five same type revolvers. A 4-page article in the Winter 2007 edition of The Rampant Colt. pp 45-48 by Corky Ullom, deals with gold inlaid and gold plated single actions. On page 48 he lists the number of the non-engraved, all gold revolver as only three, with two being single action Armys and one Besley. If these figures are correct, and one must consider his detailed work and figures as accurate, then our Colt is a very rare item indeed, even thought iis finish is restored. It originally left the factory as gold over silver. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching with the last three digits of serial number on back edge of cylinder. Overall retains 96-97% strong gold finish which was applied over silver plating. Althought this is a restored finish it has all the earmarks of a factory finish as there are no ripples in surface observed anywhere with all the markings preserved even though they are slightly thinned in some areas. Grips, as noted, fit extremely well and retain about all of their orig polish with great fire and some color. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a very few scattered spots of discoloration. Gold finished Colts are one of the great rarities in Colt collecting. 4-32081 JR206 (12,500-17,500)

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE & DESIRABLE MARTIALLY MARKED “MIKADO” COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 10378. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual cavalry configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with small script address. Frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.” with the “U” being very lightly struck. It has 1-pc burl walnut grip with a clear “OWA”, for O.W. Ainsworth, Chief Sub-Inspector for the Colt Single Action Revolver, 1873-74. About the center of the right grip is a small chrysanthemum stamped into the wood, which is the emblem or crest of the imperial Japanese family and was usually stamped into Japanese firearms, especially military arms. There are small “A” inspector marks on the various parts in the proper locations. It has a correct first type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head and the orig base pin with dimples at each end. The last four digits of serial number appear on bottom of bbl, under ejector rod housing with the number “0233”, the last four digits of single action number “10233”, another of the Colts gifted to the Emperor of Japan in 1874, obviously mixed up during reassembly after cleaning. Last four digits of serial number also appear in ink inside back strap channel of grip. This revolver, along with nine others, was presented to the Mikado (Emperor) of Japan on 23 June 1874 and is one of the very few times, up to that point, where a foreign government was given the latest American firearms technology. This presentation is well documented in the National Archives and in several publications on Colt revolvers such as A Study of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, Graham, Kopec & Moore, Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers, Kopec & Fenn and Colt Cavalry, Artillery & Militia Revolvers, Cochran. Although the presentation of these ten “Mikado” Colts had been previously known, none had ever surfaced until 1976 when on April 18, 1976 Mr. V.B. Rasmussen of Mercer Island, Washington, traded two Colt single action revolvers, serial numbers 10378 and 10143, to Mr. Dennis Andrews of Bellevue, Washington. He furnished Mr. Andrews a signed & notarized letter stating that in March 1946 he had been a 1st Lieutenant assigned to the Small Arms School at Aberdeen, Maryland and at that time was transferred to the 8th Army in Japan and assigned to the Tokyo Army Ordnance Depot to set up a small arms school to train occupation troops in small arms. He stated that during his tenure there the indigenous Japanese were required to surrender all small arms and weapons and that two of the items turned in were these two single action Colts. Mr. Rasmussen states that he had worked for a Col. Steele who was the Commanding Officer of the Battalion and that Col. Steele had given him these two Colts. He states that when he returned to the U.S. in December 1948 he brought them home with him and they had remained in his collection until the time of the trade to Mr. Andrews. Up until the time of that trade the serial ranges of those ten Mikado Colts were unknown. Since that time another has surfaced, serial number 10158, which was also brought home from Japan after WWII by a returning GI but he had it reblued and the bbl shortened. Therefore there are now four of the ten serial numbers known: 10158, 10233 (extrapolated from the four digits found on cylinder of the single action being offered), 10373 & 10386. Also accompanied by a 2-page letter from John Kopec detailing some of the above information and completely authenticating this revolver as an orig “Mikado” Colt. He states that it appears to be “in virtually unfired condition with blue in the chambers and interior of the bore”. He also states that the grips appear to be hand selected burl walnut and he refers to it as a “national treasure”. Also accompanying is a copy of a 2-page article by Sam Maxwell from an unidentified publication with the subject being this revolver which reiterates much of the above information. Additionally accompanying is a letter from Sam Maxwell to “John” (apparently John Kopec) regarding the two Mikado Colts from Mr. Rasmussen. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except cylinder as noted above. Bbl retains 60-70% thin orig blue with storage pitting on left side. Frame retains about 80% strong orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas with some storage pitting on left rear of frame and a little on left recoil shield. Right side of frame & hammer are absolutely brilliant. Ejector rod housing retains about 75% orig blue, strong in gullets, thin on outer radius with some storage pitting. Cylinder retains 60-70% thin orig blue, strong in the flutes also with some storage pitting. Back strap & trigger guard have “candy striping” striation lines with a few spots of pitting about middle of back strap and on trigger guard, again from storage. Grip has a chipped right toe with a few minor nicks & scratches and its clear “OWA” cartouche on left side and the first chrysanthemum on right side. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-32985 JR214 (175,000-250,000)

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1184

EXTRAORDINARY MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 111933. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & case colored finish, 7-1/2″ bbl with full front sight and block letter 1-line address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and a small “U.S.” and it has 1-pc walnut grip with clear crisp “FH” (Capt. Frank Heath), Ordnance Inspector’s cartouche on left side under the date “1884”. Right side has a clear & legible “DFC” (David F. Clark), sub-inspector’s cartouche. The “DFC” initials appear on bottom left side of grip, bottom front of frame, bottom of bbl and on the cylinder. A tiny “G” appears below the serial number on the trigger guard & back strap. According to Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…a Continuing study, Kopec & Fenn, this “mystery G” appears during this series and there is no known reason for it or what it indicates. This revolver was part of the 9th Army Contract and was for 2,000 revolvers. These revolvers were all made in the 1880’s during the Indian Wars on the frontier and rarely are found with much orig finish. Not only did they see hard frontier service, a majority of them were recalled and reworked to artillery models and refinished. This one, obviously, escaped in orig unaltered condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Bbl retains 98-99% strong glossy orig factory blue with all of its orig feathers by the front sight and with feathers on each side of the ejector rod housing stud. Ejector rod housing retains 97-98% strong orig blue with only front edge wear and a few minor scratches. Frame retains about all of its crisp orig case colors with some freckling on left recoil shield, mostly brilliant. Hammer is equally brilliant, slightly faded on top edge. Screws are crisp and retain about all of their orig blue. Cylinder retains about 97% strong orig blue with only sharp edge wear and a light drag line. Trigger guard retains 97-99% strong orig blue with a few minor scratches on front strap and very slight sharp edge wear on the trigger bow. Back strap retains 96-98% strong orig blue with some slight thinning toward heel and on the right ear. Grip is crisp & clean with a very few, very minor handling & storage marks and retains about all of its orig oil finish with its crisp clear cartouches & date. Timing is slightly off, otherwise mechanics are crisp with brilliant shiny bore, possibly unfired. This is one of the finest “DFC” cavalry revolvers extant. 4-33367 JR318 (75,000-100,000)

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1185

LATE AINSWORTH COLT CAVALRY MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 11481. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & case colored with replacement 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight, block letter address on top with “RAC” sub-inspector initials on bottom just forward of the base pin and the serial number “132126” under the ejector rod housing. There is a small “K” by the ejector rod housing stud. It has a first type ejector rod housing altered to second type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and has its orig base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with a small “U.S.”. Trigger guard, top of back strap & cylinder have small “A” inspector initials and it has 1-pc walnut grip with a partial “OWA” cartouche visible. Both sides of grip have carved lines at the top by the frame and a dbl line around bottom edges. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 80% strong orig blue with thinning on left side, strong & bright on right side and bottom. There are still feathers on each side of front sight. Frame retains most of its orig case colors faded and turning dark. Hammer is mostly a gray/brown patina. Back strap has blue at the top, gray down the back. Butt strap & trigger guard retain most of their thin orig blue. Grip has a chipped left toe with light handling & use marks and retains a hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-33864 JR341 (8,000-12,000)

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1186

MARTIALLY MARKED COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 17599. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual artillery configuration with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line block letter address. Bottom of bbl does not have the serial number but does have “JTC” (John T. Cleveland) sub-inspector initials along with other inspector marks on the bottom. Frame bears serial number “17599”, the trigger guard “55063” and the back strap “136560”. The cylinder is also unnumbered but has a tiny “J” and “P” inspector initials on the outer diameter. It has a third type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with a tiny “U.S.”. Grip is 1-pc walnut with tiny brass tacks completely around perimeter on both sides, with three Indian head pennies inlaid into the grip on each side. Pennies are dated “1889 through “1907”. Bottom right side of grip has the inspector initials “J” / “R.A.C.”. The butt strap is hand stamped “B / 35”. Center of butt strap has a lanyard swivel similar to that this cataloguer observed on other Philippine assigned revolvers. Each side of grip has a partial cartouche visible, having been mostly obliterated by the pennies. This revolver is specifically identified on p. 122 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, as having been shipped directly from Colt, in a rush order, to Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery, Fort Sheridan, Illinois on Feb. 20, 1901. The authors speculate that Battery D was preparing to debark for the Philippines. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 70-75% strong Colt blue and the cylinder 65-70% Colt blue, strong in the flutes. Ejector rod housing retains about 80% thinning Colt blue. Frame & hammer retain most of their Colt restored case colors, thin on recoil shield loading gate & top strap, bright in sheltered areas. Back strap is mostly a gray patina with blue at top and on butt strap. Trigger guard retains about 60% Colt blue. Grip has chips missing from the toe and at the frame with a chipped left heel all as the result of the brass tacks weakening the areas, otherwise remains sound with a hand worn patina. Hammer is not strong in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Further research should be conducted regarding Battery D, 5th U.S. Artillery. 4-32215 JR368 (4,500-7,500)

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RARE ROUGH RIDER COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN SN 10139.. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with earliest script-type address with serifs. Left side of bbl, unusually, is marked “45 COLT”. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and a small “U.S.”. Frame is numbered “10139”, trigger guard “336” with an Ainsworth “A” and backstrap “1994”. Bbl is numbered “9200” with two small dots in front of number. It has first style ejector rod housing with a later half moon ejector rod head. Cylinder has only a partial number “–78”. Fitted with 1-pc walnut grip without cartouche. Accompanied by a 2-page Kopec letter identifying & authenticating this revolver as above. Also accompanied by a letter from Springfield Research Service further identifying this revolver as having been issued to Trooper George Thompson of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment (Rough Riders). Trooper Thompson enlisted on June 24, 1898 at Santa Fe, NM and was listed as a cook. He was originally assigned to another troop but transferred to Troop I on July 8. During transit, in preparation for action in Cuba, Trooper Thompson came down with dysentery and was left in the hospital at Jersey City, NJ on August 18. He was discharged on Sept. 29, 1898. Also accompanying are several pages of Thompson’s company muster roll. It is unclear at this time whether Trooper Thompson was allowed to keep his Colt or if it may have been reassigned within regiment and therefore saw action in Cuba. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being mostly a mottled gray/brown patina with some traces of cold blue on bbl & frame with fine pitting around forcing cone area and on cylinder. Grip has a chipped left toe with some slight warping on right side, otherwise shows light to moderate wear with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. A great rarity in an authentic, identified Rough Rider Colt. 4-32897 (17,500-27,500)

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1188

EXTREMELY RARE LEWIS INSPECTED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 16209. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line script address having the broken “O” and “A”. Bottom side of bbl has tiny “L” and “P” proofs and it has the last four digits of serial number under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is first type with bull’s eye ejector rod head and it has a first type base pin with dimples at each end. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and “U.S.”. Trigger guard, below the serial number, top of back strap & cylinder, along with the bbl as noted, all have tiny “L” inspector initials. The “L” is for Samuel B. Lewis who is recorded in Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, as having inspected the least number of revolvers in the serial range 15191 through 19565 of which 2,560 were cavalry revolvers produced Dec. 1874 through March 1875. Of the 368 recorded serial numbers in the study from this series only fifteen are listed as having been inspected by Mr. Lewis. CONDITION: Good, all matching including cylinder, grip was not checked. Bbl retains traces of orig finish up next to the frame, otherwise is a cleaned, smooth, gray/brown patina with some fine pitting near the frame. Frame retains dark case colors in the gullets with balance a cleaned silver/brown patina with some fine pitting on left side. Grip frame is also a gray/brown patina. Grip has chippped toes and a gouge at left heel, shows heavy wear with traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting and what appears to be a ring about mid-point. 4-33373 JR370 (4,000-7,000)

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1189

RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH PALL MALL ADDRESS. SN 141661. Cal. 450 Eley. Very rare single action with only 1,505 built in this configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, of which only 1,255 had the 2-1/2″ long address as found on this revolver. Production records, as contained in the book Colt Peacemaker British Model, Cochran, indicate this revolver was made in 1891. It has 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 2-1/2″ Pall Mall address on top with caliber marking on left side of bbl. It has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame and is fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are unnumbered but fit extremely well. Inside the left grip has crudely carved initials “WTF”. Right side of frame is stamped with Canadian military markings consisting of “1D” broad arrow facing up and “D10”. This exact revolver is listed & the marking is pictured on p. 144 of the above cited book. The information regarding this revolver appears to have been supplied by noted Colt single action authority, Ron Graham, which states that this revolver was “in a shipment of six to S. Hoffnung, 116 Broad St., New York City, June 30, 1891 from where they were probably exported to Canada”. The marking is for Number 1 District Depot 1910 and the broad arrow shows government purchase making this, indeed, an extremely rare single action which also explains the lack of British proofs on a Pall Mall marked revolver. Chambers of cylinder remain in 450 Eley and have not been opened up to 45 Colt. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains being a cleaned & polished medium gray patina, apparently having been cleaned a long time ago and has now acquired a light patina. Grips are sound showing moderate wear with a couple of scrapes. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-33888 JR324 (3,000-5,000)

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1190

EXTREMELY RARE & UNUSUAL PROTOTYPE OR EXPERIMENTAL COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 15430. Cal. 45 Colt. Most unusual prototype with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with script letter address on top. Bottom of bbl is milled for first type ejector rod housing, which appears to never have been installed. Bbl & cylinder are still in the “white” with rough machine marks, never having been finished. Rear edge of cylinder has a heavy beveled edge and right side of frame is mounted with an arm which extends up over the cylinder with a tab that lines up with the loading/unloading slot in the frame. Loading gate has been modified to include a 1/2″ long x 3/8″ wide slightly curved tab for easy thumb access and additional leverage so that when loading gate is completely opened it contacts the rear edge of the base of the arm which causes the arm to pivot to the rear partially extracting the cartridge or empty casing in that chamber. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates of only “SEPTEMBER 19, 1871” and “JULY 2, 1872” in tiny letters & numbers far forward on the frame similar to the markings found on the Model 1871-72 open top Colt revolver. The serial number on the frame is hand stamped. Trigger guard & back strap were obviously salvaged from a military revolver as the trigger guard has a tiny “L” below serial number and the back strap a tiny “L” at the top behind the hammer slot. Both trigger guard & back strap appear to be new & unused and contain an orig 1-pc walnut grip. Left sides of the trigger guard and ear of back strap show bright metal where they were dressed to fit the new frame. CONDITION: Bbl & cylinder are in the “white” as noted and retain virtually all of this original finish. Frame, hammer & loading gate retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors. Grip frame, on the front & back edges and butt strap, retains about all of its orig factory blue with bright dressed edges on left side and evidence of some dressing on right side. Grip is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and a chipped right toe and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore that appear to not have been polished. 4-33840 JR349 (15,000-20,000)

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1191

EXTREMELY RARE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. SN 162915. Cal. 455 Eley. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, who references the research by John E. Parsons in The Peacemaker and its Rivals, only 914 of these rare revolvers were made in period 1888-1895, all of which he refers to as black powder frames. This revolver is equipped with the transverse cylinder pin retainer. He further states that only thirty-seven of these few revolvers were made in caliber 455 Eley, indeed making this one of the most rare Colt single actions. Our revolver has 7-1/2″ bbl with rare Metford rifling, rectangular base silver bead front sight with fixed rear sight dovetailed into the flat top frame. Bbl has block letter address on top with caliber on side and tiny British proofs on bottom with other British proofs in flutes of cylinder. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with a 6-pointed star which is also found on left side of front strap and back strap under the grip, indicating a factory restored finish. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. All markings have remained clear during this process with the rampant Colt in a circle on the frame having been restamped. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong glossy factory blue with some slight flaking on ejector rod housing and minor sharp edge wear. Cylinder retains virtually all of its factory glossy blue with only a very light drag line. Hammer, trigger & screws retain most of their glossy factory finish. Grips show light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33882 JR346 (10,000-15,000)

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1192

VERY RARE COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 122389. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Orig nickel finish with 4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line address on top and the roll mark “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and it is fitted with 1-pc walnut grip. The book Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, speculates that there were approximately 1,000 Sheriff’s Model single actions produced which he further extrapolates that 494 of them were in 4″ and a total of 293 were in nickel finish and a total of 180 revolvers was in 44 caliber. It appears that this revolver was made in 1887, about three years before this bbl marking was reported. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found with 4″ bbl, nickle finish and wood grip. It was shipped May 13, 1899 to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, MO in a shipment of 20 same type guns. The ship date would explain the bbl marking. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of orig nickel remain in the most sheltered areas around the recoil shields & hammer with balance of revolver a dark brown patina. All markings & legends are legible with the patent dates somewhat thin. Grip shows heavy wear with chipped edges and four notches on right side and retains traces of orig varnish. Hammer is not strong in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-33879 JR354 (12,500-17,500)

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1193

SCARCE EARLY PALL MALL ADDRESS COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 76745. Cal. 455 Eley. Built in 1882 this revolver has nickel finish, 5-1/2″ bbl with full front sight and “Depot 14 Pall Mall London” address with tiny British proofs on bottom and larger British proofs on right side. It has second type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and right side has a British proof and “NOT ENGLISH MAKE”. Cylinder has two sets of British proofs. Grip is very nicely figured 1-pc walnut and back strap is engraved “A. BROADWOOD / SCOTS GUARDS”. A brief Google search disclosed that there was a cavalry unit in the Scot’s Guards named Broadwood’s Cavalry Brigade which was very active in the Boer War, no indication of whether it was the First Boer War (1880-1881) or the second (1899-1902). Very likely a more detailed search would produce substantially more information regarding Mr. Broadwood and the Scot’s Guards. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong bright orig nickel finish with losses only at the muzzle and left edge of the muzzle, overall appears unfired. Screws retain generous amounts of their orig blue finish. Grip is sound with scattered nicks & dings and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33850 JR356 (12,500-17,500)

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1194

RARE EARLY VON OPPEN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 14877. Cal. 45 Boxer. Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight, 1-line script address on top with last four digits of serial number under ejector rod housing. There are tiny British proofs also on the bottom of the bbl with other tiny British proofs on cylinder. It has first type ejector rod housing, missing the locater plug with bulls eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has small 2-line patent dates with “45 CAL / B” on left shoulder of trigger guard. Right shoulder of trigger guard has a small rampant Colt under a small “C”. This is the symbol of Samuel Colt’s European representative, Frederick von Oppen. von Oppen was married to Samuel Colt’s ward, Julia Leicester and Colt made this appointment in 1858 apprently to please her. In 1861 von Oppen was transferred to London and remained in charge of the London Agency until 1896 when he retired. Fitted with 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl & cylinder (grip was not checked). Bbl is flaked, not worn, to 60-70% orig blue, thin & turning to a medium patina on top & left side. Frame retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas, faded on sides and top strap. Cylinder retains 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong blue in the more sheltered areas, thin & candy striped on the back strap with two finger spots worn on front strap. Grip has a tiny chipped right toe and shows light edge wear with fine nicks & scratches and retains 93-95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33839 JR355 (12,500-17,500)

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1195

RARE PALL MALL ADDRESS COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 140100. Cal. 476. Very rare revolver in an extremely rare caliber. According to Colt Peacemaker British Model, Cochran, on pp. 83-84 he shows that there were only 45 revolvers produced in this caliber & configuration of the total of 1,255 produced with this bbl address in this bbl length and of that total only 161 were produced in this caliber in both bbl lengths, again, of which only 45 were in 7-1/2″. This revolver has 7-1/2″ bbl with very thick and extra tall front sight and 2-1/2″ Pall Mall London address. Left side of bbl has the caliber marking. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Top strap has an added fixed rear sight in a dovetail toward the rear and it is fitted with very nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip. Grip appears to have had a flaw near the heel and was factory repaired prior to finishing. Bottom of bbl and in the flutes have tiny British proofs and has the number “400” on bottom of bbl, under the base pin. Serial number would indicate that this revolver was produced in 1891, however it has a concave shaped firing pin that, according to Mr. Chochran” was not in use until 1905. It has the correct hammer with ten diagonal lines which was in use until about 1899. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including grip. Cylinder is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains about 80% orig blue, somewhat thinned on left side, silver at muzzle. Frame retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas being mostly a silver patina. Hammer retains faded case colors, dark on back edge. Cylinder retains thin blue in the flutes, otherwise is a cleaned silver metal colors. Grip frame retains blue in the most sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned metal color. Grip shows moderate to heavy edge wear with a non-factory repair at left heel and has nicks, dings & scratches and retains traces of orig varnish, being mostly a light hand worn patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33833 JR322 (7,000-10,000)

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SCARCE SECOND YEAR ETCHED PANEL COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 51844. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Made in the second year this marking was offered, 1879, it has 7-3/8″ bbl that has been slightly trimmed. It has full front sight with feathers still visible on both sides and a 1-line block letter address with the etched panel on left side. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” just above the base pin and the last four digits of the serial number under ejector rod housing. It has second type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with “44 CF” on the left front web of trigger guard. Cylinder also has the last four digits of serial number and it is mounted with, what appears to be, an orig 1-pc ivory grip. Given the condition of this revolver it, almost certainly, was a frontier used side arm which would have probably complimented the owners Winchester 1873 in the same caliber. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as found in cal 44-40, blue finish with bbl length and stocks not listed. It was shipped March 1, 1880 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of 50 same type guns. Hartley & Graham was one of the major Colt suppliers to dealers on the Western frontier. CONDITION: About fine, all matching (grip was not checked). Overall retains a medium to dark smooth gray/brown patina consistent with long outdoor use, exposed to various weather conditions. Etched panel is a little thin but completely legible. Hammer, while of the correct style, does not match the condition of the rest of the revolver and probably is a period of use replacement. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with fine pitting. Grip is extremely fine with a beautiful mellow ivory patina. 4-33861 JR329 (3,500-5,000)

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1197

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 147354. Cal. 45 Colt. Silver finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line block letter address on top with caliber marking on left side. It has a large “P” proof and a tiny “45” on bottom of bbl under base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips that apparently are not orig to this revolver as the locater pin hole has been welded shut. CONDITION: About fine. Overall retains about 80% silver finish that may be a very old restoration. Grips have a few minor chips with a large repair in left heel and have great color & fire. Restoring the grip locater pin is a simple job for a competent gunsmith. Hammer does not retract fully in safety notch but is completely sound. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-33873 JR327 (2,000-3,000)

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1198

EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 59381. Cal. 45 Colt. Early civilian single action with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and block letter address on top with last four digits of serial number under ejector rod housing on bottom. There is also a large “5” under the ejector rod housing. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with caliber marked on left front web of trigger guard. Fitted with 1-pc, period of use replacement, walnut grip. CONDITION: Very good plus, all matching except grip which is unnumbered. Bbl retains a medium brown, artificially aged patina and frame retains traces of smoky case colors in sheltered areas being mostly a cleaned dull gray patina. Trigger guard & back strap are artificially aged blue/brown patina. A few of the screws are slightly battered with trigger screw, front trigger guard screw & base pin screw being replacements. Grip is sound with a couple of bruises on right side and retains a cleaned and oiled finish. Mechanics need attention but are functional, bright shiny bore with a few spots of pitting. 4-33878 JR348 (2,000-3,500)

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EARLY COLT ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 43511. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). First year production for this caliber and bbl marking. It has 7-3/8″ bbl having been trimmed and recrowned during the period of use. Front sight has been slightly altered and it has 1-line block letter address on top with etched panel “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on left side. There is a tiny “44” on bottom of bbl just in front of base pin and the last four digits of the serial number are under the ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is second type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard is marked “44 CAL”. Fitted with 1-pc walnut grip. This is certainly one of the very earliest etched panel single actions every made. It requires additional research to determine just how early. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching except cylinder which appears to have had the number worn away but matches perfectly in finish & condition (grip was not checked). No orig finish remains being an overall medium gray patina with various scattered spots of light discoloration on bbl and fine pitting on frame. Grip shows heavy wear with moderate to heavy battering on the bottom. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-33853 JR351 (2,500-4,000)

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EARLY CIVILIAN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 64184. Cal. 45 Colt. Early civilian Colt with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line block letter address on top, and the last four digits of the serial number under the ejector rod housing. It has third type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left front web of trigger guard is marked “45 CAL” and it is fitted with 1-pc walnut grip. It also has its orig base pin with dimpled ends. CONDITION: Good to very good. Orig finish remains in the most sheltered areas and around the ejector rod housing being mostly a gray/brown patina. Trigger guard & back strap are also gray/brown. Grip is missing a large chip at left toe, otherwise is sound showing heavy wear with a hand worn patina. Hammer is not solid in either safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bore has a ring near the muzzle, otherwise grip is strong with fine pitting. 4-33868 (3,000-4,000)

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FINE EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 40672. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with block letter address on top. It has the serial number on bottom under the ejector rod housing and 3-line patent date on frame with caliber on left shoulder of trigger guard. Ejector rod housing is second type with the orig style base pin & hammer with period of use replacement 1-pc walnut grip. Finish is of fine quality and may be an old unmarked factory restoration. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching except grip. Overall retains 98-99% strong nickel finish with a very few, very minor nicks & dings. Grip is sound with light handling & use marks with a couple of small bruises on right side and retains about 95% finish. Hammer is not solid in safey or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with fine pitting. 4-33860 JR342 (2,000-3,000)

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EARLY CIVILIAN COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 42583. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line script address and the last four digits of the serial number on the bottom under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is second type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard, which appears to have been restamped. Fitted with 1-pc walnut grip that has period of use, hand-carved initials “P.N.” Butt strap is stamped in large figures “C9” (possibly Troop C, 9th Cavalry) and the front strap, just behind trigger guard, is hand scratched with an “M” or a “W”. Serial number of this revolver falls within the serial range of the “Keyes” revolvers but is not one of them. Capt. A.S.B. Keyes was an Ordnance officer in the 10th Cavalry who replaced 47 stolen military Colts with civilian models. This incident is well documented in history. Could this possibly be a similar situation from the 9th Cavalry? Left side of grip, at the top by the frame, shows very heavy wear or was slightly relieved during period of use as a quasi-thumb rest. Bbl has several deep dings behind the front sight and left edge of muzzle shows extraordinary wear as one would expect if it were carried for many years by a right handed person. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter showing 45 caliber, bbl length & stocks not listed, with blue finish, shipped to J.P. Lower, Denver, Colorado on April 28, 1880 in a shipment of fifty same type revolvers. The 9th Cavalry was a historic and storied cavalry regiment of “Buffalo” soldiers, Negro troops, who were recruited in 1866 and shortly thereafter transferred to the Dept. of Texas to fight the Comanche and bring order to the region. In 1875 they were transferred to the Dept. of New Mexico, headquartered in Sante Fe, where they remained until 1881. This revolver was produced in 1878 and delivered to the major firearms supplier in the entire Rocky Mtn. region. Therefore it is logical that this may have been a civilian revolver replacement for a military revolver. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including bbl & cylinder, grip was not checked. Traces of case colors remain in frame gullets, otherwise all metal is a silver/brown patina, probably cleaned a long time ago. Bbl address is heavily worn but mostly legible with a series of small dings on right side by the frame. Right side of frame also has a number of small dings. Grip has a chipped right toe and shows very heavy wear with a good hand worn patina. Hammer is not solid in safety or half-cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting. 4-32187 (4,800-5,800)

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COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 143162. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line block letter address on top and roll mark “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on left side. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” under base pin and there are tiny British proofs also on the bottom. Cylinder also has tiny British proofs in the flutes. Frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle and it is fitted with eagle/rampant Colt hard rubber grips. This revolver was made in the second year of production for this bbl marking. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl retains 95-96% strong glossy orig blue with a few scattered cleaned spots that have pin prick pitting. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderatly faded, strong in sheltered areas, bright on left side of hammer. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their orig glossy blue, slightly thinned on front & back straps. Cylinder retains about 90% glossy orig blue, slightly thinned, with a drag line. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear. Hammer is not solid in either safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33877 JR352 (12,500-17,500)

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COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 142820. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with block letter 1-line address on top and roll marked on left side “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Bottom of bbl has a tiny “44” under base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle and is mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have the serial number scratched inside the right grip. This revolver was made in 1891, the second year for the roll marked bbl. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver as found. It was shipped to H.M. Bostwick, Denver, Colorado on September 16, 1891. A brief Google search disclosed an entry for H.M. Bostwick in the 1876 Denver City register. He is listed as being in the firm of “Eastman and Bostwick” who apparently were sellers of hats and caps, men’s furnishings, goods, etc, 275 15th. He is also listed as “boards, Grand Central” (no indication of what this means). A more thorough search in the Denver area should disclose substantially more information on Mr. Bostwick. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains 60-70% strong orig blue, mostly on top & right sides with the left side showing heavy muzzle edge wear and bright metal most of its length with one spot of fine pitting. Frame retains 30-40% case colors, mostly faded with balance turned gray. Cylinder retains thin blue in flutes with balance silver metal color with fine pitting all around. Trigger guard & back strap retain 25-30% blue being mostly a gray metal color. Grips are sound showing heavy wear, turning chocolate on right side. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-33886 JR330 (2,500-4,000)

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*RARE ARIZONA LAW ENFORCEMENT USED COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 294117. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line address on top and “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” roll marked on left side. Bottom of bbl, under base pin, is a tiny “44”. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a partial circle and it is fitted with matching numbered rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Ejector rod housing is third type with a flat half-moon ejector rod head. This revolver was owned & used by Nabor Pacheco who was the sheriff of Pima County, Tucson, Arizona Territory (Arizona did not become a state until 1912). Sheriff Pacheco served from 1903 to 1908, prior to which he was a police officer in Tucson from 1885 to 1901 when he was elected constable for the Tucson Justice Precinct which position he held until he was elected sheriff. After he left the sheriff’s office he became Chief of Police of Tucson and served eight years. Sheriff Pacheco was born July 12, 1863 in Tucson and died in April 1955. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver as found, with type of stocks not listed, and showing that it was shipped to Albert Steinfeld, Tucson, Arizona on May 15, 1907 in a shipment of six same type revolvers. Sheriff Pacheco then would have carried this Colt for at least a year as sheriff and probably for the eight years he was also Chief of Police of Tucson. Also accompanied by a notarized letter from Raymond Pacheco, dated “8-16-1987” wherein he states that he had sold this revolver to Robert Kahill and that it had belonged to his grandfather, Nabor Pacheco. He states that “This revolver was bequeathed to me at the time of my grandfathers death in April, 1955.” He further states that “It has been in my possession until I sold it to Mr. Cahill in August.” Also accompanied by copies of a Sheriff’s Office document, a couple of photographs, one of which shows Sheriff Pacheco wearing a Colt single action and another of Sheriff Pacheco escorting a man onto the gallows. Also accompanying is a copy of a photograph of Nabor Pacheco dressed in a suit and bow tie. Additionally accompanying is a brief biography of Albert Steinfeld, the gentleman to whom this Colt was shipped, who was a merchant and banker in Tucson at that time. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 70% strong orig blue, thin from holster wear on left side. Ejector rod housing retains strong blue in top & bottom gullets being a blue/gray patina on outer radius with fine pitting. Cylinder retains 75-80% thinning orig blue with a light drag line. Frame retains bright case colors in the most sheltered areas with mottled silvered case colors elsewhere. Hammer retains about 75% bright case colors. Back strap has blue at the top and on butt strap with thin blue around trigger bow and the balance of the grip frame a blue/gray patina. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33379 (12,000-17,000)

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*COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 356140. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line bbl address on top and caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. Serial number is found on right side of front & back straps under grip and the last three digits of serial number are on back of cylinder. Has Rampant Colt hard rubber grips with a repair on right side. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains traces of orig blue being mostly a gray patina. Frame retains 30-40% orig case colors in sheltered areas, bright and strong in some places. Some screws are mildly battered. Will not hold at half cock and hammer spring is a replacement, otherwise mechanics are fine. Grips are as noted showing light wear, bright shiny bore. 4-33699 JR133 (2,000-3,000)

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 164988. Cal. 44 Spcl. Blue & case colored with 5-7/16″ modern replacement bbl that appears to have been cut from a 7-1/2″ length. It has modern block letter address on top with relocated front sight and caliber & model markings on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are numbered to this revolver. Cylinder is also a modern replacement with rampant Colt on the back face. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 75% glossy dark blue and the cylinder about 95% glossy factory blue. Frame has been polished bright and retains a gray patina. Grip frame retains about 80% fine restored finish. Left grip has a chip from the edge, otherwise grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear, turned chocolate. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33885 JR326 (1,750-2,750)

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*COLT PRE-WAR SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 347380. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl, full thick front sight with 2-line address on top and caliber marking on left side. Frame has 2-line patent dates & rampant Colt without a circle. Fitted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are numbered to this revolver. Serial number was observed on right side of front & back straps under the grip and last two digits of serial number are on back face of cylinder. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 60% orig blue with the loss areas lightly touched up. Frame retains about 70% faded case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, brilliant in front gullets. Hammer retains 30-40% faded case colors. Cylinder retains 50-60% orig blue with loss areas touched up as is the back strap. Trigger guard retains about 85% strong orig blue. Grips are fine with a few minor nicks and shows medium wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-32148 JR220 (2,500-3,500)

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*PRE-WAR COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 349032. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, full thick front sight with large block letter address on top and “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45” on left side. Frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle. It has 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Serial number is found on right side of the front & back straps with the number “41” on the back face of the cylinder. The bbl & cylinder are modern replacements as are the grips. CONDITION: Fine, as noted above. Bbl retains about 90-92% strong factory blue and the ejector rod housing 88-90% orig blue. Cylinder retains about 95% strong factory blue. Frame retains 88-90% faded case colors, strong & bright in gullets of the frame especially on left side. Hammer retains bright case colors on sides & back edge. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear and should be fitted. 4-32146 JR221 (3,500-5,000)

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 135444. Cal. 41 Colt. Early single action with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line bbl address and 3-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle on frame. Bottom of bbl has the marking “41M” and it is fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are unnumbered. Cylinder is a replacement and appears to be in 38-40 caliber. PROVENANCE: Kiser Estate Collection. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a mottled gray/brown patina over bbl & frame. Cylinder has a nicely restored finish. Grips are sound showing light to moderate wear with a couple of chips on edge of left side. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-33700 JR132 (1,500-2,500)

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 145287. Cal. 41 Colt. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address on top with a tiny “41” on the bottom under the base pin. Left side has the caliber marking. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. It has third type ejector rod housing and flat, half moon ejector rod head. Mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Left side is broken. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 70-75% glossy orig blue with worn areas a light patina. Frame retains about 60% faded case colors with balance a gray patina. Colors are stronger in the gullets. Hammer also retains 60-70% faded case colors. Grip frame is mostly a gray patina with left grip broken and right grip showing heavy wear. Mechanics are fine. Very bright shiny bore. 4-33871 JR357 (2,000-3,500)

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EARLY COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 22236. Cal. 45 Colt. Early single action with 4-13/16″ bbl, apparently cut from a different length during period of use, with the sight properly relocated. It has 1-line script address with first type ejector rod housing & bull’s eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and it is fitted with 1-pc walnut grip. Hammer is a more modern replacement as is the base pin. This fine old revolver surely would have see frontier service, having been built in 1876 during the time when the majority of Colt’s production went to the government. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including bbl & cylinder. No orig finish remains with all metal being a dark smooth brown patina, probably having been cleaned many years ago during its period of use. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with a couple of minor chips and a dark hand worn patina. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-33883 JR325 (2,000-3,000)

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 38360. Cal. 45 Colt. Early Colt frame with replaced bbl & cylinder. It has 5-1/2″ modern bbl with replaced front sight. Frame has 3-line patent dates and the cylinder has the last three digits “331” or “351” and it is mounted with 2-pc replacement walnut grips. Grip frame was made for 1-pc grip and is without a grip locater pin. Hammer & trigger are later replacements. CONDITION: Good to very good. No orig finish remains with bbl & cylinder retaining a blue/gray patina and the frame a dark patina with a few small dings on left recoil shield. Grip frame is also a blue/gray patina with orig blue in sheltered areas. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Would make a fine cowboy action shooter. 4-33863 JR321 (2,000-3,000)

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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 25680. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with bbl cut to 4-3/4″ from another length and a modified front sight relocated at the muzzle. It has 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and left shoulder of trigger guard has caliber marking and it is fitted with replacement 1-pc walnut grip. It has a third type ejector rod housing, that is probably a period of use replacement, with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Would make an outstanding cowboy action shooter. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching including bbl & cylinder, except grip which is noted above. No orig finish remains being a dark mottled gray patina with areas of fine pitting. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong sharp bore with fine pitting and with two dimples in the area of the relocated front sight. 4-33887 JR331 (1,250-1,750)

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FINE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 151830. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight, 2-line address on top and 2-line patent dates on left side of frame. Mounted with wonderful 1-pc ivory grip with a raised carved buffalo head on left side that has jeweled eyes. Grip is constructed of two pieces of ivory glued to wood spacers as in orig Colt grips. Frame, bbl, back strap, butt strap & trigger guard, along with cylinder & ejector rod housing are beautifully engraved in foliate arabesque patterns in New York style, possibly from the Helfrecht shop, with about 50% coverage. All engraving has a fine punch dot background. Top of back strap has a scalloped edge fan with small fans on sides of ears of the back strap and there is a flower blossom on the ejector rod shoulder. Ejector rod housing is third type with a flat, half-moon ejector rod head. The ejector rod itself has been milled half flat. Engraving is unsigned but is of fine high quality with strong bold strokes and clean sharp loops of the finest New York engravers. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver and Cal 38-40 with 4 3/4″ bbl., nickle finish and type of stocks not listed. It was shipped May 24, 1893 to Montgomery Ward & Co., Chicago, IL in a shipment of three same type guns. CONDITION: Very fine. Appears to be unfired since engraving retaining virtually all of its strong nickel finish. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains a wonderful mellow ivory patina with a few age lines on bottom. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of very fine pitting. Base pin is a modern replacement. 4-33875 JR359 (4,000-7,000)

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*SCARCE ENGRAVED COLT SHERIFF’S MODEL SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER IN BOOK CASE TITLED THE TEXAN’S GUIDE TO MORAL PERSUASION BY ROBERT EVANS. SN SA41343. Cal. 44 Spcl. All blue finish with 3″ bbl, 2-line bbl address with “COLT SHERIFFS MODEL” on left side & caliber marking on right side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt without circle. Left front web of trigger guard has the “VP” proof in a triangle with a “K” on rear web and a “Q” on right front web. Fitted with smooth 1-pc horn grip. Frame, back strap & trigger guard are very beautifully engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with gold wire borders and an extremely unusual wolf’s head on each side of hammer with a rose-gold eye. Cylinder, top & front half of frame & bbl have very beautiful Moorish & arabesque pattern gold wire inlays with highly polished finish. Right side of the trigger plate is engraved “R. EVANS ENGR.” Accompanied by a fine book case in black leatherette with the cover embossed in gold as in the title. Inside the cover has a fine western scene water color with the hand lettered inscription “State Your Argument / If That Fails . . . Smile / And Offer The Gentleman / A Cigar / If That Fails . . . / Shoot The Sonovabitch!!!” The bottom interior is red suede lined & French fitted for the revolver and two cigars. The upper left corner has a cartridge block with six gold plated 45 caliber cartridges. CONDITION: New unturned & unfired, retaining all of its custom finish. Grip has a small scratch on left side. Book case is equally new. 4-32021 JR226 (5,000-10,000)

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ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED SHERIFF’S MODEL COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 28564. Cal. 45 Colt. Beautiful sheriff’s model with 3-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line bbl address on top. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates that have been re-engraved and it is mounted with beautiful, smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Revolver, overall, is after market engraved with about “C+” coverage of fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Top strap has dbl braid patterns with shell patterns on recoil shield, loading gate, both sides of bbl and top of back strap. Back strap has a matching braid pattern along with foliate arabesque patterns and punch dot background. Butt strap & trigger bow are engraved to match. Forward sides of frame at forcing cone are engraved with diamond & dot patterns with matching patterns on each side of bbl. There are unusual patterns around front sight with a line border pattern at muzzle and frame end of bbl. Center raised area of front of frame have well-executed hunters stars. Cylinder has well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on the lands between the flutes with a continuous line border and a sunburst at back of each flute. Rear edge of cylinder has feather and chip edge borders. Front of frame, below base pin screw, is engraved with what is presumed to be the engraver’s initials “CB”. Screws & trigger are fire blued. Base pin is a replacement. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in 45 cal, blue finish with bbl length and type of stocks not listed. It was shipped August 1, 1876 to B. Kittredge & Co., Cincinnati, OH in a shipment of 38 same type guns. Under remarks there is a second listing for this serial number which indicates that it was included in a shipment of 50 guns to Meyer & Geiger, Omaha, NE on October 31, 1877. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching numbered including bbl & cylinder. Overall retains about all of its beautiful gold plating with some thinning to the front strap and beside the trigger. Face of recoil shields has fine pitting under the gold plating with fine pitting inside the frame. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-33862 JR333 (3,500-5,000)

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ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 76552. Cal. 45 Colt. Fine early single action with 7-1/2″ bbl, slightly altered front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the caliber is marked on left front web of trigger guard. Mounted with very beautiful 1-pc ivory grip. Revolver has about 65% coverage intertwined foliate arabesque pattern engraving with punch dot background. Cylinder & ejector rod housing are engraved to match. Entire revolver appears to be gold washed over nickel finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains most of its gold wash with the hammer mostly exposed nickel. Grips are sound and retain a fine mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with light to moderate pitting. Would make a fine cowboy action shooter. 4-33867 JR332 (2,500-3,500)

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ENGRAVED GOLD PLATED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 138254. Cal. 45 Colt. Assembled single action with 7-1/2″ modern replacement bbl with thick, full sight, 1-line block letter address with model & caliber markings on left side. Frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle on left side. Left front web of the trigger guard has the “VP” in a triangle proof which was introduced in 1901 and this revolver was made in 1891. This is explained by the tiny “&” on the right front web of the trigger guard indicating a factory restored finish. Trigger guard has a tiny “A” (O.W. Ainsworth) inspector initial indicating that it was salvaged from a military firearm. Cylinder has the number “254” around cylinder bushing hole on front face. It has the early style straight-side firing pin and 1-pc fleur-de-lis checkered walnut grip. Engraving consists of about 70% coverage well executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background and a fine engraved panel on top of bbl depicting a cowboy having been bucked off his horse. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter identifying this revolver with 45 cal, with bbl length and type of stocks not listed and blue finish. It was shipped February 17, 1891 to the U.S. Government inspector at the Colt plant, no doubt as a Cavalry model. CONDITION: Very fine. Remains unfired since refinish with all of its bright gold finish over all surfaces. Grip is sound with a couple of minor dings showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33851 JR347 (4,000-7,000)

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FINE DELUXE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 154948. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line bbl address on top and the caliber on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with 1-pc ivory grip that has a deep relief gold Mexican eagle inlaid on left side. Revolver is custom engraved in Helfrecht style with deep foliate arabesque patterns in about “C” coverage. It has Mr. Helfrecht’s style of fans on the left recoil shield and loading gate and hunter stars on each side of the front frame. All engraving is nicely shaded with a very fine punch dot background. Cylinder is engraved in alternating patterns on lands between flutes with a sunburst pattern at the end of each flute. Back edge of cylinder has a feather pattern border as does the ejector rod housing top gullet. Engraver’s initials “WEL” are found just below base pin on frame. All in all, a very well engraved beautiful single action. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of its post-engraving finish showing no evidence of having been fired since. Grip is extremely fine with sharp edges and a light mellow ivory patina with a small purple stain on bottom right edge. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-33876 (7,000-12,000)

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SAA COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 53879. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2” bbl, slightly altered front sight with 1-line bbl address and 3-line patent dates. Caliber is marked on left front web of trigger guard and it is fitted with orig equipment replacement 1-pc walnut grip with a number that appears to be “7_21”. It has third type ejector rod housing with half moon ejector rod head. It appears that several of the screws are replacements as is the cylinder pin. The last four digits of serial number were observed on the cylinder and bbl under the ejector rod housing. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains being an overall cleaned and artificially aged medium brown patina with bbl address very faint and only partially legible. Patent dates, caliber & serial number markings are all fine. Left side of frame has an area of very fine pitting, otherwise finish is smooth & even. Trigger & lockbolt spring appear to be broken, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with light shine and fine to moderate pitting. 4-33419 JR (1,000-1,500)

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*COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 5146SA. Cal. 45 Colt. First year production 2nd generation Colt, blue & case colored with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight, one line block letter address on top with usual marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt without circle. Serial number was observed on the left side of the trigger guard & back strap, under the grip. Mounted with correct 2nd generation rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered “5968” inside. Accompanied by an orig 2nd generation hinged lid black box with gold & black end label and “COLT” embossed in gold on lid. Interior is green with “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY” and the rampant Colt embossed in gold inside the lid. Also accompanied by its owner’s pamphlet & warranty card with orig waxed paper. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 96-97% strong bright orig factory blue with only slight muzzle edge wear and front edge wear on the housing. Cylinder retains 95-97% strong orig blue with front edge wear and a light drag line with a faint scratch. Frame retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant in the sheltered areas, lightly to moderately faded elsewhere. Trigger guard retains about 98% orig blue and back strap 95-97% slightly thinned orig blue. Grips are fine showing very light wear. Box is near new. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-32217 (3,000-4,000)

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*COLT 2ND GENERATION SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 38187SA. Cal. 45 long Colt. 4-3/4” rnd bbl. Nickel finish. 2-pc walnut grips. CONDITION: Excellent with little wear except light cyl drag line. 8-87536 (1,500-2,000)

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MOST UNUSUAL CONVERTED SMALL CALIBER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 101094. Cal. 22. Nickel finish with 6″ stepped, tapered rnd bbl, sleeve front sight, 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame. Left front web of trigger guard has “45 CAL”. Fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Cylinder was converted by removing the front 7/16″ and press fitting it over the bbl extension. Remainder of cylinder is 1-3/16″ with sub-caliber inserts in the chambers. Cylinder is numbered to the frame. Hammer was converted by plugging the orig frame firing pin hole and altering the plug to accommodate the rimfire firing pin which had been altered from the original center fire pin. Ejector rod housing was slightly altered to fit over the step on the bbl. Right side of front strap, under grip, is stamped “E.H.K.” and inside grips have a variety of numbers & initials, none of which appear relevant to this revolver. Altogether a most unusual conversion that seems to function well. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl & frame are in the “white” with the bbl never having been finished and the frame cleaned metal. Trigger guard & back strap retain about all of their orig nickel finish. Cylinder is also a cleaned metal gray finish. Hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. Grips are sound and show moderate wear. 4-33842 JR320 (1,000-2,000)

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UNUSUAL CONVERTED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 40998. Cal. 22 LR. Unusual conversion with 6-5/8″ tapered rnd bbl, dovetail front sight with the top strap milled for a rear sight, which is missing. Frame has 3-line patent dates and is missing its grip. Conversion is quite unusual with a 5/8″ extension into the cylinder opening and the cylinder reduced to about 1″ with sleeved chambers and a long cylinder bushing spindle on the front. The partial serial number is visible on the cylinder which indicates this is the orig cylinder for the revolver before it was converted. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being a medium gray patina overall. Hammer will not hold in any notch but indexes the cylinder fine, an inexpensive repair. Bore is bright with fine pitting near the forcing cone. 4-33849 (1,000-2,000)

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EXTRAORDINARILY RARE F.A.MEANEA DOUBLE LOOP SINGLE ACTION COLT HOLSTER. Spectacular Meanea holster for 5-1/2″ Colt SAA revolver. Made of one-piece fine russet brown leather with Slim Jim-style body and sewn-in Cheyenne plug. The skirt has two loops, the top about 1″, the bottom about 3/4″. Skirt has a single line border. Interior and top of the back of the skirt are kidskin lined in a buff colour. Face of the holster has Meanea’s beautiful triple border carving with half-circle inside and outside borders and a beautiful braid center border. Top of central panel has a wonderful double flower blossom. Top loop has an intertwined chain pattern and bottom loop sunburst patterns on each side of the Meanea stamp. There is another Meanea stamp above the top loop on the right side of the skirt, parallel to the edge and a most extraordinary third Meanea stamp on the back of the holster body, near the toe, in a position where it would be exposed in the cutout, through the back of the skirt. Rear edge of the body has a tapered wedge, about 1/3 of its length from the top. CONDITION: Extrememly fine plus. This may be the single finest Meanea holster, extant. Body and face of the skirt retain virtually all of their fine, orig finish, with only a couple of small scratches near the toe of the skirt. Lining and backside of the skirt show light to moderate use and wear, but was obviously extremely well cared for. There is some slight crackling just above the top loop in the skirt. Probably from flexing when the body of the holster was removed from the loops. 4-33721 JR308 (12,000-17,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE G.H. McELROY SINGLE LOOP COLT HOLSTER. Most rare holster for a Colt 4-3/4″ SAA revolver made from a single piece of leather with a large, swelled center single loop. Body of holster is about 7-1/2″ long with the maker’s cartouche “G.H. McElroy / Maker / Tulsa I.T.”on the loop and top of the face of the holster. Rear edge and toe of the body have been re-stitched and there is a light, rolled decoration around the skirt, both edges of the loop, the top and the rear edge of the body. There are four holes punched in the top of the skirt, not visible from the front. Back side of the holster body is crudely and lightly carved “AAW” with some other, indecipherable inscription. The “I.T.” part of the maker’s cartouche, of course, stands for “Indian Territory”, that part of the United States that was very unsettled and lawless until well after it became the state of OK. This holster conjures visions of a deputy marshal or even an outlaw in the Territory and Judge Isaac C. Parker’s “Jersey Lilly” courthouse. CONDITION: Very fine, overall retains most of its orig russet brown finish with minor nicks and scratches showing moderate to heavy wear on the back side and inside the body. Sewn edge has been re-stitched and the toe may have had some very minor mouse damage. All together a very fine and rare Indian Territory marked holster. 4-33720 JR309 (4,500-5,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE LEADVILLE, COLORADO SLIM JIM HOLSTER. Made for a 7-1/2″ Colt Single Action Army revolver of one piece of russet brown leather, 11-1/2″ long x about 5″ across top with sewn back edge and open toe. It has fine border decorations of shell & feather stampings. About mid-point is a small swell which leads one to believe it may have, at one time, had a single loop which has now been altered to a belt loop secured with three copper harness rivets. Top center of the face of holster has maker’s cartouche “BECKER & LEONARD / MAKERS / LEADVILLE, COL”. Accompanied by page 14 from Fifth Annual Old Cowboy Saddles & Spurs by Dan & Sebie Hutchins, which identifies the Becker & Leonard cartouche. It states that Peter Becker was born in 1848 in Germany and learned the saddlery trade in Iowa and had a saddle shop in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 1873 to 1881. During that time he was also the Sheriff of El Paso County from 1875-1878. In 1878 & 1879 he employed R.T. Frazier in his saddle shop. In 1882 he moved to Leadville, Colorado and went into partnership with Samuel Leonard, which continued until 1890. He had other shops in Aspen, Col. and Glenwood Springs, Col. during the same period of time. Mr. Becker died in 1890. Gold was discovered in California Gulch, near today’s Leadville which was initially named Oro City. In 1874 the gold miners discovered that the heavy sand that was impeding their mining was in fact lead sand which contained a high content of lead and silver and the boom was on. By 1880 Oro City had been renamed Leadville and was the world’s largest silver camp with an estimated population of 40,000. The silver ore played out in the early 1890’s although there was a brief rediscovery of gold. Undoubtedly during the period Mr. Becker & Mr. Leonard had their shop there, this was a wild & woolly town that surely lived up to the name “wild west”. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Face of holster is somewhat dry & crackled but intact retaining 75-80% orig finish with some deterioration near the trigger slot. Back of holster is very fine showing moderate wear and retains most of its orig russet finish. Altogether an extremely rare and desirable holster from the frontier period of the mountain west. 4-33722 JR310 (7,000-10,000)

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SPECTACULAR AND RARE VERY EARLY CALIFORNIA SLIM JIM HOLSTER. Beautiful, russet brown Slim Jim holster for Colt 1860 Army or Remington New Model perc. revolvers. This wonderful holster has a very unusual shape being 11-1/4″ with a straight taper to the trigger guard area which is then 4-1/2″ across. Has a sewn back edge with a red, kidskin lining around the top edges. It has a sewn and riveted belt loop on the back with a sewn thumbstrap which fits through a small loop on the front. Tip of the thumbstrap is deteriorated and lost. Face of the holster is beautifully and deeply carved with a large flower blossom, with stems and leaves over the top 2/3 and has a punch dot background. Bottom 1/3 of tip has coarse fish scale carving, with rear edge having a double raised line border with single raised line around the top and front edge. An extraordinary and very rare holster of the early California period. CONDITION: Very fine. The thumbstrap, as noted. Body of the holster retains most of its fine russet brown finish with minor nicks and scratches. Toe of holster has minor losses and mouse chewings, with some old water stains. Stitching is sound, possibly re-stitched on the inside of the belt loop. 4-33723 JR307 (10,000-15,000)

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SCARCE BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 164287. Cal. 455 Eley. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, only a total of 976 of these rare Bisley revolvers were produced in period 1894-1912. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, rectangular base target front sight and fixed rear sight dovetailed into the flat top frame. Bbl has 1-line block letter address on top and “(BISLEY MODEL) CAL. 455 ELEY” on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle and it is mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. It has all blue finish with British proofs on bottom of bbl and in flutes of cylinder, indicating sale on the English market. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including cylinder & grips. Bbl retains spotty glossy orig blue, having flaked, not worn to a medium patina. Ejector rod housing retains about 97% glossy orig blue. Frame & grip frame retain virtually all of their glossy orig factory blue with some minor flaking toward the heel. Side edges of top strap have light surface rust and right side of frame has minor pinpoint spots of rust. Hammer, trigger & screws retain about all of their bright fire blue with strong but faded case colors on hammer. Grips are crisp showing very minor diamond point wear. Cylinder retains 90-95% glossy orig blue with loss areas flaked to a medium patina. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-33834 JR345 (10,000-15,000)

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*FINE COLT BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 178828. Cal. 44 Russian. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, a total of only 976 of these rare Bisley revolvers were produced in period 1894-1912. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, rectangular base German silver target front sight and fixed rear sight dovetailed into the flat top frame. Bbl has 1-line block letter address on top and “(BISLEY MODEL) CAL. 44” on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle and it is mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Right side of the rear web of trigger guard has a small “&” indicating a factory restored finish. It has all blue finish without British proofs, probably indicating sale on the American market. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong, glossy factory blue with light cleaned area on left side of muzzle. Ejector rod housing retains 75-80% strong factory blue having been lightly cleaned on outer radius with fine pin prick pitting. Frame, trigger guard & back strap retain about all of their strong, glossy factory blue with slight edge wear and some thinning to grip frame. Top strap has some minor nicks on left edge. Hammer retains most of its strong factory case colors. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Grips show light to moderate wear. 4-33838 (9,000-12,000)

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SCARCE BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 163163. Cal. 38 Colt. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, only ninety-six target model Bisley revolvers were ever produced in this caliber making it, indeed, an extremely rare revolver in this caliber. All blue finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, rectangular base, gold bead target front sight and fixed rear sight dovetailed into the flat top frame. It has 1-line block letter address on top of bbl with “(BISLEY MODEL) 38 COLT” on left side of bbl. It has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame and is mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. Left side of butt strap, under grip, has stamped number “W-5”. This revolver was surely made for the American market as it has no British proofs, unlike the majority of the production of this model. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains a smooth clean blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas, top & back edge of the hammer. Trigger & screws retain most of their bright fire blue. Left grip has a chipped edge, otherwise grips are sound showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-33884 JR343 (8,000-12,000)

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*COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 272066. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & case colored with 4-3/4″ bbl, slightly altered thick front sight, 2-line address on top and “(BISLEY MODEL)” “45 COLT” on left side. It has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt without a circle on left side of frame. Left side of trigger guard & back strap, under grip, have the factory refinish number “375B”. Fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine. As factory restored with a replacement bbl that retains 96-97% factory blue as does the ejector rod housing. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their factory restored, slightly faded case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas. Grip frame & cylinder also retain most of their factory restored blue. Grips are unnumbered but appear to be factory installed with a few minor chips and light to moderate wear. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-32145 JR223 (3,500-5,000)

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*COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 308970. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Blue & case colored with 5-1/2″ bbl, replaced front sight with 1-line address on top and “(BISLEY MODEL)” 38 WCF on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates & rampant Colt without a circle. Left front web of trigger guard has a faint “VP” proof in a triangle and has the factory refinish star on right rear web of trigger guard. It has 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips that are numbered to another revolver. Left side of trigger guard & back strap under the grip have the factory refinish number “8308B”. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 75-80% strong orig blue with some touch up blue on both sides at the muzzle, possibly heat blue from the re-installation of front sight. Ejector rod housing retains about 80% orig blue, strong in gullets. Frame retains about 90% case colors, mostly faded but strong in front gullets. Grip frame retains 60-70% blue and grips are fine with minor nicks & light wear. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-32147 JR222 (3,000-5,000)

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1233

*RARE KING ALTERED ELMER KEITH COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 351868. Cal. 38 Spcl/357 Mag. Rare Elmer Keith owned Colt altered by the King Sight Company with an unusual 5-3/4″ New Service 38 Spcl. bbl marked on left side that is also marked “&.357 MAGNUM”. Cylinder is custom built with heavy walls to accomodate the magnum cartridge and has rebated chambers for the cartridge rim. It has the King mirrored ramp front sight and a Smith & Wesson style adjustable rear sight milled into top strap. It appears that it first had a fixed rear sight that was removed when the adjustable sight was installed. Ejector rod housing was modified slightly to accommodate the contour of the New Service bbl. Frame was altered with a floating spring, retracting firing pin with hammer face altered to accommodate the firing pin. Hammer spur is King’s offset or cockeyed spur. It has a fully checkered custom trigger with an over-travel stop screw installed in rear web. It has a Colt Model 1860 Army back strap with trigger guard altered to fit. The trigger guard strap was somewhat thinned and trigger slot espanded to accommodate the wider trigger. Fitted with smooth walrus ivory 2-pc grips that have deep gold medallions with initials “E” on left side and “K” on right side. It also has had an action job giving it a crisp light break. Accompanied by a letter from renowned Colt authority, Dick Burdick, noting most of the above information and stating that it “is an extraordinary example of the finest custom pistol-smithing of the 1950 era. He states that it is his “belief that this work was done by the King Gun Sight Company on special order of Elmer Keith”. In the next paragraph he states “It is interesting to note, this single action custom was done after WWII at the height of ‘wild cat cartridge’ and development of hight velocity and accurate cartridges. Keith, a well-published author on hunting & balistics, was very popular with hunters & shooters.” Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with blue finish, 5-1/2″ bbl, in 38 Colt and shipped to Harper & Reynolds Co., Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 1928 in a shipment of one revolver. CONDITION: Fine, as noted. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 75-80% orig blue. Frame retains 25-35% case colors with strong color in sheltered areas. Grip frame & trigger guard are a gray/brown metal color. Most of screws have slipped slots. Walrus ivory grips have several age lines but are sound and retain a beautiful golden mellow color. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32071 (25,000-40,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER. SN 138865. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue & case colored with 4-1/2″ bbl, half moon front sight with 2-line bbl address on top and caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a partial circle. Fitted with rampant Colt, hard rubber, birdhead grips. These little revolvers reportedly were favorites of outlaws & lawmen as “hideout” guns and was, reportedly, the model of revolver carried by Billy the Kid. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 95-96% glossy orig factory blue with a small chemical spot with fine pitting and muzzle edge wear. Cylinder retains 93-95% strong orig blue with some pin prick rust and a few scrapes around rear edge. Frame retains about all of its lightly faded case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas. Top & back edges of hammer and side and back edges of trigger retain about all of their glossy fire blue. Trigger guard retains 85-90% thin orig blue and back strap is a thin blue/gray patina with glossy bright blue at top. Right grip has a melted area at the toe and has a stress fracture inside and shows moderate wear and may be an old replacement. Left grip shows light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32095 JR314 (2,000-3,000)

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*COLT MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING DA REVOLVER. SN 150218. Cal. 38 Colt. Blue & case colored with 4-1/2″ bbl, half moon front sight, 2-line address and model & caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 65-70% thin orig blue. Frame retains silvered case colors with faded case colors in gullets. Trigger guard & back strap are mostly a blue/gray patina with thin blue in sheltered areas. Grips are sound and show moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-31895 JR372 (300-500)

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VERY RARE COLT 1878 FRONTIER DA SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER. SN 28909. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare revolver with 4″ bbl, replaced front sight and 2-line address on top with left side roll-marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. Bottom of bbl is marked with a tiny “44” just forward of the base pin. Made without ejector rod housing and no provision for one. Left side of frame, just in front of grip, has the rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have turned chocolate. Very few of these revolvers were made in this configuration. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains 40-50% orig nickel, mostly on bottom with the top a dark brown patina. Frame, cylinder & grip frame retain milky orig nickel finish with some bubbling on right side. Top & back edges of hammer & trigger retain most of their bright fire blue. Left grip has a large chip missing from bottom and the right a small chip missing. Both have turned a pale chocolate color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33836 JR323 (750-1,250)

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*EXTRAORDINARY COLT NEW SERVICE DA REVOLVER. SN 141940. Cal. 455 Eley. Rare nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, fixed sights with usual markings and rampant Colt on sideplate. Left side of frame and cylinder have tiny British proofs. The top strap and entire outer edge of the frame & grip frame as well as the flutes of the cylinder are matte finish with balance bright nickel. It is fitted with Colt hard rubber grips and has a lanyard stud & ring in butt strap. Few of these New Service revolvers were ever produced in nickel. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new & unfired retaining virtually all of its orig factory finish with a few minor scratches on frame and tiny dings on bbl. Grips have a tiny chip in left toe and another on right escutcheon and show minor wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33852 JR319 (1,500-3,000)

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RARE PRESENTATION ENGRAVED & CASED COLT NO. 3 THUER DERRINGER. SN 7519. Cal. 41 RF. Nickel finish with about 40% coverage fine New York style foliate arabesque pattern engraving with fine punch dot background. It has 2-1/2″ rnd bbl with tiny half moon front sight and “COLT” on top of bbl and tiny British proofs on bottom of bbl. It has the early style high hammer spur and is fitted with matching numbered smooth ivory grips. Left grip is inscribed in Old English “Joe to Su_ff / Feb/73”. There is an “E” above the serial number on left side of frame under grip which apparently would signify factory engraving. Accompanied by an orig burl walnut green baize lined, English style casing with a Colt’s London Agency label inside the lid and compartmented in bottom for the pistol & a cleaning rod, which is missing. It also has a small covered compartment with an ivory or bone button. Top of lid is inlaid in darker wood with a shield & ribbon with the shield having intertwined initials “FEW”. Very few of these little derringers were ever engraved and of those only a few were presentations and cased ones are most scarce of all. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about all of its fine factory nickel plating with one small spot of very fine pitting on right side of bbl. Trigger & hammer retain most of their orig fire blue with some slight flaking on sides. Grips are extremely fine showing light to moderate wear and retain a beautiful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. Case is extremely fine. 4-32962 JR217 (20,000-25,000)

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RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT NO. 3 THUER DERRINGER. SN 20318. Cal. 41 RF. Usual configuration with 2-1/2″ rnd bbl, tiny German silver half moon front sight with “COLT” on top of bbl. It has a silver plated brass frame that is beautifully engraved on sides with foliate arabesque patterns & punch dot background. Engraving extends up over side of bbl and there is a dbl line chip engraved border around muzzle and on back strap. Mounted with smooth ivory grips. Very few of these dainty little derringers were factory engraved. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig silver with some flaking on right side of muzzle. Frame retains 75-80% thin silver plating. Grips have numerous age lines and retain a dark mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-32961 JR216 (8,000-10,000)

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LOT OF COLT NO. 3 DERRINGER AND GAULOIS PALM PISTOL. 1) Colt No. 3 Derringer. Cal. 41 RF. SN 33115. Custom engraved with well executed foliate & floral patterns having full coverage with shaded background & three raised nude ladies, two on left side and one on right side. Fitted with pearl grips and silver plated. Accompanied by a converted jewelry case. 2) Gaulois repeating squeezer palm pistol. Cal. 8 mm. SN 6768. Small, flat-sided French palm pistol with 2-1/8″ ribbed bbl and a horn panel on squeezer. It is very nicely engraved with gold foliate inlays over both sides, top & bottom and bbl. Rib has maker’s name & logo also in gold with caliber in gold on top of frame along with maker’s logo in gold. CONDITION: 1) Fine, as noted. Retains virtually all of its fine silver plating. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore. Left grip has a repaired chip. 2) Very good to fine. Orig finish has turned to a medium brown patina with traces of blue in cutouts on sides. Mechanics are fine, worn bore. 4-31776 JR134 (4,000-6,000)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 699. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight with 1-line Remington marking on top. Caliber is stamped on left rear web of trigger guard and it is fitted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips. Right grip has a crude carved “CT” on inside. This revolver was Remington’s attempt to compete with the Colt single action Army revolver. The ejector rod housing is stronger & sturdier than the Colt and in silhouette is the same shape has their old familiar new Model 1858 percussion revolver. The cylinder pin is smaller diameter than the Colt but substantially easier to remove having only a thumb nail spring catch in the tip vs. the screw that secured the Colt. Unfortunately for Remington they were late on the scene and Colt had already secured the military market which reduced Remington’s exposure. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & ejector rod housing retain 95-97% strong orig nickel with one minor flaked area on web. Frame & cylinder retain about 95% strong orig nickel with light flaking on the frame and a drag line & flaking on cylinder. Grips are sound showing moderate wear and retain 93-95% orig varnish. Hammer does not have a safety notch and firing pin has been repaired, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of light pitting. 4-31779 (6,500-8,500)

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REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN SN 901.. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Re-nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full orig sight with usual 1-line bbl marking. It has “44” stamped on left rear web of trigger guard. Fitted with matching numbered, smooth 2-pc French walnut grips with brass escutcheons. These fine revolvers were contemporaries of the more famous Colt single action and only 25,000-30,000 of them were made in period 1875-89 making them substantially more scarce than the Colt. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of its old re- nickel finish turned slightly milky on bbl. Cylinder has a drag line, otherwise retains about all of its old re- nickel finish. Screws retain generous amounts of their orig blue. Left side of frame is a little frosty and there is a spot of pitting on trigger guard. Grips show light wear with minor nicks & scratches with a chip missing at right heel and some battering on bottom edges, otherwise retain most of their orig varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31553 (4,000-5,000)

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*PAIR OF HERTER’S SINGLE SIX SINGLE ACTION REVOLVERS. SN H1001. SN H1001. Cal. 357 Mag. SN Z1001. Cal. 44 Mag. Revolvers are identical with 6-1/2″ bbls, tall ramp front sights and adjustable rear sights with short hammer spurs and flared butts with black plastic grips. Both have blue finish with production date 1964. They have 3-screw frames similar to Colt Single Action Army revolver and have floating firing pins in the frame and rebated chambers in the cylinders. These revolvers were made by the J.P. Sauer Company and have the Sauer proof on left side of bbls. The serial numbers started at 1000 so these are the very first Herter single action revolvers made, and reportedly were in the George Herter Collection. PROVENANCE: Vogel Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, as new, appear to be unfired. Retain virtually all of their orig factory finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bores. 4-32118 (2,000-2,500)

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1244

*FRAMED ENGRAVED MANUEL ESCONDIN MODEL 1924 DA REVOLVER A GIFT FROM TOM MIX. SN M207924. Cal. 32-20. Spanish copy of a Smith & Wesson hand ejector revolver with 5″ rnd bbl, integral front sight and mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with a crest on the left side. Mounted to a red felt covered board with a signed notarized letter from Mrs. Perk Cook dated 1980. She states “My late husband Perk L. Cook was given as a gift a pistol for volunteer work helping putting on a live show at the Ritz Theatre in Ocala, Fla.” Also accompanied by two historical bulletins about Tom Mix and a Tom Mix commemorative festival in Dubois, PA. Also accompanied by a newspaper clipping with a brief biography of Tom Mix. CONDITION: Revolver appears to be sound, however was not removed from board to be examined. Retains most of a restored finish similar to those observed on other movie guns. Grips are fine. Flyers and newspaper article are slightly yellowed. 4-31693 (3,000-5,000)

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1245

SMITH & WESSON THIRD MODEL SAFETY HAMMERLESS DA REVOLVER. SN 80146. Cal. 38 S&W. Nickel finish with 3-1/4″ keyhole shaped bbl, half-moon front sight and S&W embossed hard rubber grips. The bbl latch is in the top strap and is the type that must be depressed to release. CONDITION: Extremely fine, plus, all matching including grips. Retains all of its original factory bright nickel and is pristine, new and unfired. Trigger retains about all of its original case colors and trigger guard all of its original blue. Grips have a small scrape on the left side, otherwise are also extremely fine. 4-31896 JR373 (300-500)

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1246

*SMITH & WESSON 2ND MODEL LADYSMITH DA REVOLVER. SN 5565.. Cal. 22. Nickel finish with 4-screw frame, 3-1/2″ bbl, integral half moon front sight with fixed rear sight & 2-pc hard rubber S&W embossed grips. Accompanied by the orig hinged lid brown cardboard box with black & white end label and black & white directions inside lid. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine however cylinder appears to be refinished. Brilliant case colors on trigger & hammer, crisp mechanics & grips and brilliant shiny bore. Box is good with broken corners & taped edges. Forcing cone is intact. 8-87525 (2,000-4,000)

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1247

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1 3RD ISSUE TIP UP SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 102228. Cal. 22 short. Nickel finish with 3-1/8″ keyhole shaped bbl, altered front sight with standard bbl marking and patent dates. The cylinder stop spring has had a small peep sight added. It has a seven shot cylinder with spur trigger and smooth bird head rosewood grips that are numbered to this revolver. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains most of its original nickel finish with the sight and cylinder stop spring altered as noted. The grips are sound and retain most of their original factory varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-31898 JR280 (300-500)

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1248

SMITH & WESSON OLD MODEL 1-1/2 SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 16731. Cal. 32 RF. Usual configuration with 3-1/2″ keyhole shaped oct bbl, German silver front sight with 2-pc smooth rosewood grips numbered to this revolver. These little revolvers were popular during the Civil War as pocket revolvers and for ladies & gamblers. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching. Metal retains a smooth medium brown patina with traces of blue in the most sheltered areas. Grips have a nick on right edge and show moderate to heavy wear. Hammer is without safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-33847 JR382 (300-500)

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1249

*SMITH & WESSON SECOND MODEL SINGLE SHOT TARGET PISTOL. SN 1959. Cal. 22 LR. Blue finish with 10″ keyhole shaped bbl, slightly altered German silver front sight and target rear sight as part of the bbl latch. Top of rib has the maker’s name & address without patent dates and the caliber marking on the left side. Fitted with 2-pc Smith & Wesson embossed hard rubber grips. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong glossy orig factory blue with a few small chemical spots near the muzzle and a small flaked spot on the frame, otherwise just faint sharp edge wear. Trigger guard & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded, strong in sheltered areas. Grips are sound showing light wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32090 JR315 (1,250-2,250)

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1250

REMINGTON MODEL 1867 NAVY SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. SN 4373. Cal. 50 CF. Blue finish with 7″ rnd bbl, pinched post front sight and blued frame with tiny uncheckered walnut forearm and 1-pc walnut grip with the outline of a cartouche on the bottom left side. Top of bbl has inspector initials “I / H.E. / (ANCHOR)” and the right side of frame has inspector initials “F.C.W”. This is a somewhat controversial pistol as there have not been found any manufacturing records only the theory that they were all converted from Model 1865’s. CONDITION: Fine. Retains virtually of its restored finish with blued frame that was originally case hardened. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina with traces of orig varnish. Rear frame screw is battered. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-32274 JR337 (1,500-2,500)

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1250A

REMINGTON ELLIOT DERRINGER WITH RARE ORIGINAL BOX. SN 3031. Cal. 32 RF. Nickel finish with 3-3/8″ 4-shot bbl cluster, fixed sights with 2-pc gutta-percha grips. Accompanied by its orig cardboard box with marbled dark maroon covering and RARE yellow instructions label inside lid. Bottom has light blue paper covering. This was a very successful pistol for Remington with about 17,500 being produced in period 1863-1888. They were very popular with gamblers, with ladies for use as muff and purse pistols and gentlemen as vest pocket pistols. They rarely are found with much orig finish and boxes are extremely rare. CONDITION: Fine +, all matching. Overall retains about 92-95% untouched frosty orig nickel with some light muzzle edge wear and pin prick bubbling of nickel around the frame and left side of bottom bbl and bottom of bbl cluster. Left grip has a scratch and right has a tiny chip, otherwise grips are very fine. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with scattered light pitting. Box is very worn, with one taped corner on lid and a couple of others on the bottom but is basically intact. Inside label is extremely fine with only a couple of spots of water damage in corners and slight wear. 4-33398 (2,000-3,000)

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1251

REMINGTON ELLIOT DERRINGER. SN 7446. Cal. 22 short. Tiny pepperbox derringer with five shot 3″ bbl cluster with flutes between the chambers. The top has a tiny German silver sight with usual markings and it has walnut grip panels. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of original finish remain in the sheltered areas being mostly a medium silver-brown patina. Grips, which appear to be old replacements, retain a worn oiled patina. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bores. 4-31897 JR282 (300-500)

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1252

SHARPS MODEL 3 4-BARREL PISTOL. SN 11338. Cal. 32 RF. Either model 3B or 3C with the push button bbl release on the left side of the frame between the two frame screws. It has 3-1/2″ bbl cluster without extractor and has the usual address in the top gullet with a tiny half moon front sight. Right side of the frame has “Sharps Patent / Jan 25, 1859” and is fitted with rosewood grips. The bbl stop plunger is missing. CONDITION: Good to very good. Traces of original finish remain in the gullets of the bbl with the balance of the pistol a mottled dark gray patina. Left grip is missing a large chip, otherwise, grips are sound retaining a dark oil stained, hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bores with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-31899 CATALOG281 (500-800)

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1253

*JAPANESE TYPE 26 DA REVOLVER. SN 43307. Cal. 8 mm rimmed. Japanese service revolver with 4-3/4″ rnd bbl, integral front sight with 2-pc checkered round walnut grips. Grip frame has an integral round buttcap with Japanese markings and a stud & ring. Right side of frame has Japanese characters and the interconnected four circles of the Tokyo Gas & Electric Co., along with serial number. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains being a medium blue/brown patina with pitting on the left side plate. Grips show heavy wear, mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33848 JR383 (300-500)

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1254

*MIXED LOT OF TWO PARTS GUNS COLT THUNDERER AND LIGNOSE. . SN 68477. Gun 1) Cal 41 Colt 4″ bbl. Early double action revolver with six shot fluted cylinder with one broken repaired pearl grip on the left side and missing grip on right side. Gun 2) 32 Cal. and is a German Ges Lignose auto pistol with 2″ bbl. Missing its magazine and front portion of trigger guard. Grips are taped and holding three chips from left grip, right grip appears to be intact. CONDITION: Gun 1) Colt condition is good. Double action is sluggish but does work, the frame shows to be colored by a torch and is mostly straw color, as mentioned, left grip is cracked and repaired. Right grip is missing. Gun 2) Lignose condition is good. Seems to function but as mentioned, front trigger guard missing and left grip broken with chips attached with tape, as mentioned does not include a magazine. 4-33854, 4-33880 BDT280 (300-500)

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1254A

COLT CARDBOARD DIE-CUT ADV. Die cut depicts a hand holding a Colt police positive. This old colorful cardboard litho nicely framed in a contemporary frame. CONDITION: A couple of crease lines but generally good. 4-31645 JJ1 (300-400)

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1255

VERY RARE COLT PATERSON NO. 3 BELT MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 152. Cal. 34. Very rare revolver with 5-1/2″ oct bbl with eleven grooves, small German silver front sight with small letter address and flared lug with dbl scalloped front edge. It has 5-shot square shoulder cylinder with centaur scene and flared grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. This revolver is consecutive numbered to No. 3 Belt Model, SN153 which appears on p. 107 of The Paterson Colt Book, Wilson, which is credited to the Henry Stewart Collection at the VMI Museum. Caliber of this model of revolver is listed as 31. However, repeated measurements of both bbl & cylinder show this to be larger than 31 and is at least 34 caliber, possibly 36. The bore in opposing grooves measures .368″ and across the lands is .321″. The chambers in the cylinder measure .329″ in one and .320 in another, .326 in the third, .327 in the fourth and .327 in the fifth. Serial number was observed on face of bbl lug, rear face of cylinder, bottom of wedge, side of trigger and on bottom left edge of grip. No further disassembly was attempted to verify other matching numbered parts. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 850 of the No. 2 & No. 3 Paterson revolvers combined were made in period 1837-1840 making this indeed, a very rare revolver. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 75-80% strong orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn to a medium dark patina. Address is crisp & clear and the front sight intact. Cylinder retains 50-60% thin orig blue with about 85% centaur scene. Cylinder plate retains strong bright blue on edges with recoil shields retaining about 75% glossy orig blue and the trigger about 80% orig blue, glossy & bright on inside, dull on outside. Frame retains strong case colors on sides with front & back straps & butt strap faded to gray. Several of the frame screws are battered. Grip is sound showing high side wear with light nicks & scratches and retains 60-70% strong orig varnish. Hammer catches occasionally in hammer slot, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered spots of fine pitting. 4-32078 JR203 (150,000-200,000)

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1256

VERY DESIRABLE COLT WALKER PERCUSSION REVOLVER. Cal. 44. Rare martial Walker with 9″ oct to rnd bbl, orig style rammer with brass trigger guard & iron back strap and 1-pc walnut grip with outline of cartouches on each side, partially legible on right side. Serial number “B COMPANY NO 49” is visible on all parts in the proper locations. Bbl is and excellent, hand-crafted later replacement, replete with appropriate markings. The authentic, orig cylinder, frame & grips are not only orig, but as Walker’s go, is an exemplary example. The cyl is fine to very fine retaining much of its orig scene & markings and certainly would rank with one of the better cyl we have seen. The backstrap & buttstrap actually have some traces of orig finish, again a rare feature on any martial Walker! Bbl has nearly straight rifling with slight right hand twist. Rammer and rammer handle are orig Colt equipment. Cyl retains its safety pin and is numbered 489, which is correct for B co. No. 49. Cylinder arbor also is orig as is the frame, wedge (which is unnumbered), trigger guard, back strap & grip. Until the development of the .357 magnum in the mid 20th C, the Walker was the most powerful handgun in the world, and thus it is not uncommon for the bbls to be damaged or destroyed. However, it is uncommon to find a frame and cyl assembly to be in this good a condition. CONDITION: Very good, as noted above. Bbl retains a smooth medium gray/brown patina. Rammer handle retains traces of silvered case colors with a few scattered spots of fine pitting and rammer has a few scattered small nicks with a smooth even patina. Cylinder is fine to very fine with a strong pressure ridge with most of the “USMR” and “COLTS PATENT” legends visible, as are the “b” inspector marks. Serial number is completely visible and it retains 30-35% orig Ranger/Indian fight scene. Overall the cylinder is a smooth gray/brown patina with scattered fine pitting. Frame & back strap are also a smooth gray patina with scattered fine pitting and has traces of orig blue at top of back strap with strong blue on butt strap. Trigger guard is a cleaned bright brass finish. Grip is sound with chipped toes and heavy edge wear with the aforementioned outlines and partially visible cartouche, retaining a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. Trigger screw is moderately battered with remainder of frame & bbl screws fine. Other than the bbl, this is an exemplary example of a rare martial Walker and would be an outstanding addition to any collector’s collection who did not want to spend $350,000 to $450,000 for an equal, all-orig gun. 4-31664 (110,000-150,000)

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1257

RARE CASED INSCRIBED COLT 3RD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 559. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl with German Silver front sight and one line New York City address. Left side of the bbl lug and cyl have British proofs and left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT”, with silver plated grip frame and one piece deluxe walnut grip. Back strap is inscribed “Harry Clark, 8th, Regt. Mass. Voltrs,”. Accompanied by an original, burgundy felt lined Colt mahogany casing with mortised brass lock and scalloped-edge brass lock escutcheon. The bottom is compartmented for the revolver, a gunmetal Dixon bag flask that is a modern replacement, a wood handled nipple wrench and a small tin of Eley caps. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching including wedge and cyl, grip was not checked. The bbl retains traces of thin blue being mostly a blue-gray patina with scattered spots of pitting. Frame and hammer are a smooth blue-gray patina with some fine pitting around the hammer nose. Cyl is a gray-brown patina with scattered spots of dark brown and pin prick pitting. All legends and markings are legible and the cyl retains 70-75% ranger/indian fight scene. The grip frame retains 80-85% original silver plating with the exposed area a light mustard patina. Grip is sound with a few minor chips and light wear with usual light handling and use marks and retains most of its original bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. Case is sound except for a couple of grain checks in the bottom and retains most of its original varnish with light handling and storage marks. Interior is very slightly faded showing wear from the cyl, grip and on the bbl rest. Accessories are fine. 4-32088 JR386 (40,000-60,000)

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1258

FINE RARE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT SECOND MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 9837. Cal. 44. Fine rare martial second model Dragoon with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight with 1-line New York City address reading from muzzle to cylinder and lever has the vertical latch. Frame has “COLTS PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” Grip frame is brass with square back trigger guard and 1-pc walnut grip with legible cartouches on each side. There are small inspector initials on various parts. Only about 2,700 of these rare revolvers were made in period 1850-51 and are substantially more rare than either the first or third models, reference Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge & cylinder. Grip was not checked. Bbl, rammer & rammer handle retain a smooth even dark brown patina with some light battering around the wedge slot and pitting on rammer handle. Cylinder retains a medium gray/brown patina with a scattered spot or two of pitting and retains about 60-70% Ranger/Indian fight scene with most of the model & Colt’s Patent legends legible. Frame retains traces of case colors being mostly a smooth dark patina with a light spot of silvered case colors on left side. Screws have slipped slots. Trigger guard & back strap are a light mustard patina with some dings on trigger guard. Grip has chips on left edge, otherwise shows moderate to heavy wear. Cartouches are thin but legible. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. Altogether a rare & desirable dragoon with respectable condition. 4-32275 JR378 (20,000-30,000)

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1259

EXTREMELY RARE CIVIL WAR ERA DRAGOON MILITARY FLAP HOLSTER. Rarely encountered Civil War era Dragoon holster with the body made of 1-pc belting leather with sewn on large flap and a sewn & riveted belt loop on back. Flap has a replacement sewn & riveted tab for the brass stud in the holster body. The toe of the holster has a sewn in plug. Holster is overall 17-3/4″ with flap open, with an ?? 1/8″ wide flap. Holster body is 10-1/2″. CONDITION: Somewhat fragile with crackled surfaces and minor tears in the flap and along one stitched line of the flap at the top of the holster. Belt loop also has a couple of small tears with some mouse chewings on the rear edge toward the toe. The plug, belt loop & tab have been restitched. Overall the surface retains generous amounts of orig finish with heavy flaking on the flap and portions of the body. 4-32285 JR379 (1,500-2,500)

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1260

EXTREMELY RARE PANEL ENGRAVED COLT THIRD MODEL DRAGOON REVOLVER PERCUSSION. SN 12384. Cal 44. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct to rnd bbl, German silver front sight and brass grip frame with 1-pc burl walnut grip. The trigger guard, just in front of trigger bow, and cylinder are hand stamped “F105”. Frame and entire bbl lug have full coverage donut type scroll engraving with shaded background and delicate shading on the scrolls. Recoil shield has a zigzag border and the hammer nose has wolf’s heads on each side. Back strap, butt strap & trigger guard, along with the rammer handle pivot are engraved to match. Left side of bbl lug has the large oval vignette of a running buck deer and the right side has a bird dog on point. Very few of these panel engraved Colts are known and most were presentations to important people in Colt’s life at that time. CONDITION: Fair, all matching including wedge & cylinder. Grip was not checked. Right side of bbl and bbl lug, along with the rammer & rammer handle, have heavy, deep pitting. The engraving on both sides of bbl lug was somewhat softened during cleaning process. Frame also has deep pitting, primarily on left front side, bottom front edge and slightly around the right front edge. Balance of frame engraving is clear & fine with good detail & definition remaining. Hammer screw & trigger screw are probably old replacements as they are not engraved like all the others. Trigger guard retains about 50% thin orig silver plating and the back strap traces of silver plating with the exposed brass a mellow medium mustard patina. Cylinder is a medium gray patina with two large areas of deep pitting. The deluxe burl grip shows moderate wear with some battering on the bottom and retains a hand worn patina with traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-32270 JR380 (25,000-45,000)

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1261

RARE CASED 8″ COLT THIRD MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 11619. Cal. 44. Rare 8″ Dragoon with German silver front sight. It has “COLTS PATENT” over a tiny “U.S.” and brass grip frame with replacement 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap may also be a replacement. Accompanied by an orig burgundy lined, mahogany casing compartmented in bottom for revolver, a commercial fluted & beaded shotgun flask, otherwise with empty compartments. It has a scalloped edge brass lock escutcheon. CONDITION: Bbl & rammer retain a cleaned, smooth, artificially aged patina and the frame retains strong case colors on both sides, turning dark. Cyliner is cleaned to bright metal and may be an old replacment. There is a small “23” adjacent to the serial number on the cylinder and all six safety pins are crisp. There is a small “P” on back face of cylinder. Mechanics are stiff but crisp, very worn dark bore with traces of rifling. Flask is fine, case has a couple of grain checks on right front corner of lid and another in bottom and retains most of its orig finish with light handling & use marks. Interior is slightly mildewed showing wear from the revolver. 4-32094 JR384 (4,000-7,000)

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1262

EXTRAORDINARY FINE COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1504. Cal. 44. Fabulous fluted Army with rare 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and Hartford address with full fluted cylinder. It has the 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw and round headed stock screws. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT”. It has a silver plated brass trigger guard and iron back strap containing a varnished 1-pc walnut grip. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only an estimated 4,000 of these rare revolvers were produced in the very early production, under about 8000 serial range. It is well documented that large numbers of these fluted Armys were shipped to southern destinations just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and are considered secondary Confederate sidearms. CONDITION: Extremely fine to excellent condition, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains about 60 – 70% glossy orig blue, the balance having flaked to a plum/brown patina, not worn, with only the slightest corrosion about the barrel address. Rammer handle pivot retains bright case colors with the handle having dark case colors. The frame retains virtually all of its extremely bright, brilliant case colors, as do the recoil shields and right side and back edge of the hammer. Left side & top edge of hammer have dark case colors. Cylinder retains about 90%+ glossy orig blue, thin on outer radii of the flutes. All six safety pins are crisp. Trigger guard retains virtually all of its orig silver plating and the back strap about 60% orig silver plating. Grip is nothing short of outstanding, near mint and would rival the finest known to exist with all orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp as new, bright shiny bore with scattered light corrosion. A beautiful, impressive gun and one of the finest Fluted Cylinder Armies known that could complete the finest personal or museum collection. 4-32992 (30,000-50,000)

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1263

VERY RARE SAMUEL COLT PRESENTATION CASED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 4740. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, 1-line New York address and 4-screw frame with flat head hammer screw and rnd head replacement stock screws. It has a silver plated brass trigger guard and iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap is engraved in period script “Hon E.O. Perrin / with compliments of Col. Colt”. Accompanied by its orig burgundy velvet lined walnut casing compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a single sided Colt’s Patent angle spout flask, a blued 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “K”, a packet of skin cartridges, an L-shaped nipple wrench, a tin of Eley’s caps and a spare hammer spring. Also accompanied by a very large volume of provenance contained in three binders which includes much information regarding Mr. Perrin’s service to the U.S. along with several important CDVs of Mr. Perrin and other famous people. Edwin Oscar Perrin was born Dec. 3, 1822 in Springfield, Ohio and educated at Springfield Academy. He later studied law and was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1842. He moved from Ohio to Memphis, TN and practiced law there and was the Navy agent under Pres. Taylor. In 1857 he traveled to Kansas and took an active part in the canvas against the Lecompton Constitution. He was an assistant to Presidential Candidate Stephen A. Douglass in the State of Maine and apparently very active in the Democratic Party. In 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Perrin was dispatched by Secretary of War Cameron to New Mexico where he served under the famous Col. Kit Carson arranging supplies for the Union Army resisting incursion of the Confederacy led by Gen. Henry Sibley. Col. Carson wrote favorably of Mr. Perrin’s brave & honorable service. He was subsequently nominated by Pres. Johnson to become the Chief Justice of the Utah Territory Supreme Court but the Senate rejected his nomination, apparently on political grounds, not for lack of qualifications. He was also rejected by the Senate when he was nominated to be the Internal Revenue Assessor of the First District of New York. Mr. Perrin was the Secretary of five Democratic National Conventions and in 1868 was elected Clerk of the Court of Appeals in New York and was reappointed to the same position by the court in 1870. At this time there is little known of Mr. Perrin’s activities after 1870 until his death in Dec. 1888. Also in this auction is another Col. Colt presentation Model 1860 Army which was to F.P. Stanton. Mr. Stanton was also an attorney who practiced law in Memphis, Tennessee until 1857 when he traveled to Kansas and took an active part opposing the Lecompton Constitution. It is ironic that these two revolvers, which are only 42 numbers apart, were presented to two men who were deeply involved in the bloody struggle for state’s rights in Kansas at the same time and under the same circumstances who probably had been acquainted with each other for many years prior to their appearance in Kansas. This lot is also accompanied by several extremely important orig CDVs and a large framed copy of a photograph of Mr. Perrin obtained from the Library of Congress. One of the CDVs depicts a seated Edwin Perrin in a suit with a cape and hat with the very famous Kit Carson standing beside him with Mr. Carson’s left hand over Mr. Perrin’s shoulders. Orig photographs of Kit Carson are extremely rare. Another very important orig CDV depicts a seated Mr. Perrin in a fringed fur coat and wide brimmed hat with a Navajo warrior in large feather head-dress carrying bow & arrows and a Colt percussion revolver. Both CDVs are noted on the back along with their printer being “E. & H.T. Anthony of New York”. Another orig CDV is a formal pose of Kit Carson in coat & cravat and another of Secretary of War Simon Cameron also in formal clothes. Still another orig CDV depicts Mr. Perrin with a large group of Navajo Indians with a notation on back that it was taken in Albuquerque, NM in 1862. Another orig CDV shows Mr. Perrin in a studio pose astride a saddled burro with full travel gear, a Ballard rifle, in his fringed chaps and fringed fur jacket, gauntlets and large brimmed hat. Another orig CDV is of Gen. Henry Sibley, the Confederate Commander of Confederate forces in New Mexico. This Perrin CDV is by Anthony and the Sibley CDV is by Brady. There is also a steel engraving reprint of a young Kit Carson in dress clothes. Additionally accompanying is a letter from someone named Lee Burke of Dallas, TX soliciting the purchase of a Perrin CDV to add to his collection. CONDITION: Revolver is very fine, all matching including wedge and retains 60-70% thin orig blue on the bbl, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Rammer handle retains somewhat faded case colors but strong in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 30% thin blue in the rebated area. Frame retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong & bright on left side, somewhat more faded on right side and hammer about 50% bright case colors. Trigger guard retains about all of its orig silver plating, slightly thinned on front strap. Back strap is a cleaned metal color with traces of silver near the top. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear and a few nicks & dings retaining most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong shiny bore with scattered light pitting. Case has a couple of cracks in the lid and a few more in the bottom but is basically sound with usual nicks, dings & scratches from handling & storage and retains generous amounts of orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded with a couple of stains in lid with wear from revolver & accessories in the bottom. Flask retains about 50% orig finish with an open seam and a few minor dents. Mold shows little or no use but has been cleaned on outside with a few light spots of rust. Cartridge pack & cap tin are fine. Rare CDVs are all fine, slightly yellowed but with good images. 4-31870 JR149 (30,000-45,000)

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1264

EXTREMELY RARE COL. COLT PRESENTATION MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 4782. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New York address. It has 4-screw frame with flat head hammer screw and rnd head replacement stock screws. It has a silver plated brass trigger guard and iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap is engraved in period script “Hon. F.P. Stanton / with compliments of Col. Colt”. Left side of grip is crudely carved “C.W” and right side “G.T”. No indication who these initials are for. The presentation was to Frederick Perry Stanton who was born Dec. 1814 in Alexandria, Virginia which was part of Washington, D.C. at that time and died in Ocala, Florida in June 1894. He was the son of a poor brick layer but very talented & capable and eventually graduated from Columbia College which is now George Washington University. He taught school in Virginia and then at age 19 was appointed principal of the Elizabeth Academy in North Carolina where he served two years. He left that position and studied law and was admitted to the Bar in Tennessee and practiced law in Memphis. In Dec. 1845 he was elected U.S. Representative from Tennessee and served until March 1855 during which time he was the Chairman of Naval Affairs and served on the Committee on the Judiciary. He voluntarily left the congress and in 1857 he was appointed Secretary of Kansas Territory under Gov. Walker. However, since the Governor had not arrived to assume his duties, Stanton was made Acting Governor and in 1857 presided at the Lecompton Convention which was probably illegally & fraudulently convened but nevertheless produced a constitution that was pro-slavery. Mr. Stanton was at that time himself pro-slavery but upon learning of the dubious & probably purposely illegal census of the counties which gave the majority to the pro-slavers, he turned anti-slavery and when Gov. Walker resigned he again became Acting Governor. In Dec. 1857 he called and presided over a special session of the legislature which repealed the dubious & probably illegal Lecompton Constitution. There are conflicting reports that he was then removed from office in Dec. 1857 but there is other information which leads one to believe that he actually served until 1861. At the outbreak of the Civil War he returned to Washington, D.C. and practiced law there until about 1880 when he moved to Florida where he resided until his death. It is apparent by the presentation on this Colt that it was made during his tenure as Acting Governor of Kansas. Also in this auction is another Col. Colt presentation Model 1860 Army which was to Edwin O. Perrin. Mr. Perrin was also an attorney who practiced law in Memphis, Tennessee until 1857 when he traveled to Kansas and took an active part opposing the Lecompton Constitution. It is ironic that these two revolvers, which are only 42 numbers apart, were presented to two men who were deeply involved in the bloody struggle for state’s rights in Kansas at the same time and under the same circumstances who probably had been acquainted with each other for many years prior to their appearance in Kansas. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including wedge. No orig finish remains on bbl, cylinder, frame or back strap being a dark somewhat mottled brown patina with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Cylinder has a few nicks on front edge and retains about 70-75% Ormsby naval battle scene. Hammer has a moderately pitted nose and backstrap has been lightly cleaned. Trigger guard retains about 85% strong orig silver plating and grip, which shows light edge wear, retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are slightly out of time, but otherwise are fine, strong dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-31871 JR210 (20,000-35,000)

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RARE INSCRIBED CIVIL WAR COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 4344. Cal. 44. Blue & case colored with 8″ bbl, German silver front sight with 1-line New-York U.S. America address. It has “COLTS PATENT” on the left front side of the frame, which is a 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock. It has flat head hammer screw and round head stock screws. Brass trigger guard was originally silver plated as was the iron back strap. It has 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap is inscribed in period script “J.M. Willson U.S.A.” James M. Willson enlisted on July 15, 1861 as a corporal and was mustered into E Company, 4th Iowa Infantry, on Aug. 8, 1861. On Jan. 15, 1864 he transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps. Willson was promoted to sergeant on March 8, 1862 and to 1st Sergeant on Oct. 16, 1862. The only other information available in the record regarding Sgt. Willson is that he was born in Alabama, was residing in Des Moines, IA at the time of his enlistment and was 30 years old at that time. His unit, the 4th Iowa Infantry, was almost immediately engaged at Rolla, MO and fought throughout the war in several major battles and skirmishes. Major battles were Rolla, MO, Corinth, MS, Memphis, TN, Pea Ridge, Arkansas Post, Chickasaw Bayou & Vicksburg. Sgt. Willson was severely wounded in the leg during the Battle of Vicksburg. On Dec. 20, 1862, the 4th Iowa was with Sherman’s Army on its way to join Grant at Vicksburg and participated in the attack on Chickasaw Bluffs. They advanced without support through an open area and “carried the first line of works and held them under a murderous fire while waiting for help that never came”. They were forced to fall back having lost 112 men killed & wounded out of the 480 who started the battle. Gen. Grant ordered that “First at Chickasaw Bayou” be placed on the Unit’s colors, in honor accorded to only one other regiment during the war. No other information is available regarding Sgt. Willson as to his date of discharge or reason therefor. This revolver almost certainly was carried by Sgt. Willson during his Civil War service and surely would have seen considerable action. Given its present condition it appears to have been held in great esteem by someone after he relinquished possession. CONDITION: Fine plus, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains thin orig blue in the gullets being mostly a silver brown patina with several nicks & dings. Rammer handle pivot has dark case colors. Cylinder retains traces of orig blue, being mostly a silver/brown patina and retains 30-40% Ormsby naval battle scene with some light dings and fine pitting around front edge. Frame retains 70-75% strong case colors turned dark on recoil shields & hammer. Screws are fine. Trigger guard has a stress fracture in front strap and retains about 50% thin orig silver. Back strap has silver on the ears at the top and on butt strap with most of back strap a cleaned metal patina. Grip is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and retains an old applied finish over about 50-60% orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-32188 JR371 (7,500-12,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE CASED STOCKED COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 6454. Cal. 44. Rare Colt in an extremely rare casing. Revolver has 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. It has a full fluted 6-shot cylinder with “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame with brass trigger guard & iron back strap and 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by a fine third type Colt stock with German silver yoke & buttplate and a nicely figured, uncheckered walnut buttstock. Bottom tang has a small “S” inspector mark with a sling loop. No other markings were visible. Also accompanied by the extremely rare green velvet lined walnut casing compartmented in bottom for the revolver, the stock and a dbl sided large flask with spread winged eagle clutching olive branch & arrows in its talons over an American shield with “PLURIBUS UNUM” in a ribbon below, all surrounded by a foliated wreath. It has copper wire hanger loops with heavy iron rings near the top and a sloping charger. Also accompanying is an L-shaped nipple wrench and a functioning key plus a tin of Eley’s caps. CONDITION: Revolver is fine, all matching. Bbl retains cleaned, thinned blue with some artificial aging. Cylinder retains thin blue in flutes with all six safety pins present. Rear edge of cylinder, between flutes, has the serial number plus an additional number of “5327”. Both sets of numbers appear to be very old. Frame is a medium silver/gray patina with replaced round head stock screws. Trigger guard, cleaned a long time ago is now beginning to repatinate. Back strap has blue at top and on butt strap, being mostly gray in middle. Grip is sound with a spot of wood fill near left toe and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting in grooves. Stock is clean & bright with rusted steel stock lug & screw and a broken tension spring inside. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings, also possibly an old restoration. Flask is fine with a minor open seam. Cap tin is fine. Case has three grain checks in lid with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about 75% fine orig varnish. Interior is very fine showing light soil in bottom. 4-31634 JR273 (5,000-8,000)

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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 135422. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and usual markings. It has “COLTS PATENT” on left side of the 3-screw frame which is cut for shoulder stock and has a flathead hammer screw. It has brass trigger guard & iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grip that has the outline of cartouches on each side. There are small inspector initials on various parts. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains traces of orig blue in most sheltered areas with nicks & dings and a few scattered spots of light pitting. Cylinder also retains traces of thin blue with pitting on face and about 80% Ormsby Naval battle scene with one area of light pitting. All six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains traces of dark case colors and a spot of blood pitting on right side. Trigger guard is a dark mellow patina and back strap is a silver/brown patina. Grip is sound showing light to moderate wear and retains generous amounts of orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-31751 JR142 (2,500-3,500)

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COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 190209. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. It has 3-screw frame, not cut for shoulder stock, with “COLTS PATENT” on left side and caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard. It has brass trigger guard and iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. This appears to be a civilian revolver that would have been made during the early part of Civil War and therefore somewhat unusual. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl retains about 30% orig blue in sheltered areas with balance a silver/brown patina with scattered spots of surface discoloration. Cylinder retains 30-40% thin blue and retains about 50% Ormsby naval battle scene with an area of fine pitting. The area around the serial number has a heavy scrape and some peen marks and the serial number appears to have been re-stamped. There is an “H” inspector mark on the rebated area of the cylinder indicating this may have been a military cylinder. All six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains traces of orig case colors being mostly a dark gray patina. Hammer & trigger screws and some of grip frame screws are replacements. Trigger guard shows heavy wear and is a light mustard patina. Back strap has traces of blue at the top and is mostly a gray/brown patina. Grip has a chipped left toe and shows heavy wear with a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-32089 JR312 (1,500-2,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE MAJOR WILLIAM A. THORNTON TRIAL COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 236. Cal. 44. Usual configuration with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight, no bbl marking, no frame marking and no cylinder markings except for the serial number in one of the flutes. It has a brass trigger guard that was never silver plated and a blued steel back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap channel of grip is inscribed in period script in ink “Major Thornton” and the serial number. It has a 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flathead hammer screw and extended stock screws. This revolver, with its lack of markings, was undoubtedly one shipped directly to Maj. Thornton for a test of some sort. These early 1860 Army revolvers were shipped south in large quantities up until the outbreak of the Civil War and are usually considered as Confederate used arms. This one, however, undoubtedly had a different purpose with its hurried shipment to Maj. Thornton, probably in an attempt by Colt to influence him to recommend purchase of this model for the Army. Maj. William Anderson Thornton, an 1825 graduate of West Point served through the Black Hawk wars and several operations in the southeast United States including the second Seminole War, all in the artillery. In 1838 he transferred to the Ordnance Corps where he served the remainder of his career, passing away in 1866, still on active duty as a colonel with brevette rank of Brigadier General. Maj. Thornton was one of the premier inspectors at Colt, primarily for early percussion revolvers. Accompanied by a copy of a single page article from an unknown publication titled “Major Thornton Goes West” by James S. Hutchins which briefly details Maj. Thornton’s career. CONDITION: About fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains traces of orig blue; in sheltered areas, stronger around front sight. Cylinder retains flaked blue in flutes with fine pitting around front edge. All six cylinder pins are present. Frame retains strong, bright case colors on sides, turned dark on recoil shields and the hammer retains dark case colors. Trigger guard is a medium clean mustard patina with sharp edges. Back strap retains 60-70% orig blue, strong at top and on butt strap, thin in the middle. Grip has a few chips on edges and retains a hand worn patina with bruising around top sides from a shoulder stock yoke. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. 4-31876 JR278 (7,000-10,000)

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SCARCE COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 717. Cal. 44. Early fluted army with 8″ rnd bbl, German silver front sight & Hartford address. It has full fluted cylinder with patent date in one flute & serial number in adjacent flute. It has 4-screw frame with flat head hammer screw and rnd head stock screws cut for shoulder stock and has “COLTS PATENT” on left side. Left shoulder of trigger guard has a small “G” and left front web has a small “S”. It has a silver plated brass trigger guard, an iron back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Grip is unnumbered but appears to be orig Colt equipment, probably a field replacement. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, except for grip as noted. No orig finish remains being an even medium to light gray patina overall, showing moderate wear. All six safety pins are mostly present. The trigger guard retains about 85% strong orig silver and iron back strap traces of orig silver. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its fine finish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-31864 JR277 (1,500-2,500)

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FINE COLT MODEL 1860 FLUTED ARMY. SN 1528. Cal. 44. Rare configuration with 7-1/2″ bbl and Army sized grip. It has German silver front sight and 1-line Hartford address. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” and frame is 4-screw style cut for shoulder stock with round head hammer and stock screws. It has the aforementioned Army sized 1-pc grip with silver plated brass trigger guard & iron back strap. Cylinder is full fluted with the patent date in one flute and serial number in an adjacent flute. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 4,000 of these fluted Army revolvers of the total Model 1860 production of 200,500. It is generally accepted that a large proportion of these early fluted Army revolvers were shipped to southern destinations just immediately prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and are often considered as secondary Confederate sidearms. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl & rammer handle retain a dark mottled blue/gray patina. Tip of wedge spring is broken. Cylinder is a lighter gray patina with scattered light to moderate pitting. Frame is a smooth dark patina with traces of dark case colors. Trigger guard retains about 80% orig silver with traces on back strap which has moderate pitting. Grip has chipped toes and a chipped right edge with light handling & use marks and retains about 70% orig varnish. Timing needs adjustment, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-32185 (5,500-6,500)

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RARE COLT MODEL 1860 ARMY SHOULDER STOCK. SN 117395. Third type shoulder stock with brass yoke & buttplate designed for the 4-screw frame with extended shoulder stock screws and a notch in butt strap. This rare stock has the serial number “117395” and “COLTS PATENT” on the bottom tang of the yoke with small inspector initials in a couple of places. Buttplate tang also has the serial number and “U.S.” The wood below the bottom tang is stamped “DH”. The stock itself is of straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight grip and a smooth brass buttplate. These stocks are rarely ever encountered without their orig revolvers and are very desirable additions to one’s collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Yoke & buttplate retain a smooth medium mustard patina with a few minor nicks & dings. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches with a series of small dings by bottom tang and retains most of its orig oil finish, missing its stud & ring from bottom tang. 4-31863 JR228 (1,500-2,500)

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MAGNIFICENT, CASED GUSTAVE YOUNG ENGRAVED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 44788. Cal. 36. Nothing short of spectacular, this ’51 Navy is of the finest of Colt Revolvers that we have had the opportunity to examine. It has the standard 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York City address with dashes. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” engraved in Mr. Young’s typical pillow shaped panel. It has an extremely rare iron trigger guard & back strap with large guard and deluxe burl 1-pc walnut grip. Only a handfull of engraved Navy examples with iron backstrap and triggerguard are known to exist, and none in such near-new condition. The frame, hammer, bbl lug, rammer pivot, back strap, butt strap & trigger guard are wonderfully engraved by Gustav Young with his inimitable style of foliate arabesque patterns and a very fine punch dot background. On the left side of the bbl lug Mr. Young has incorporated a very well detailed dog’s head. Several of his fine loops terminate in his trademark flower blossoms, especially on the right side. Both left & right sides of the bbl lug have his flower blossoms sprouting foliate arabesque patterns with spider web panels on the right side of the bbl lug and both sides of the back strap ears. Top of back strap has Mr. Young’s trademark fan with arabesque patterns at the top & heel, on the butt strap & trigger bow. Screwheads are all deluxe engraved. Accompanied by an exceptional rosewood presentation case in outstanding condition with a scalloped corner brass plaque in the lid engraved in period script “Wm H. Leach / Boston”. No research was accomplished on this wonderful revolver prior to listing. Case is lined in burgundy velvet and compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a spectacular single sided angle spout “COLTS PATENT” Navy flask, a “COLTS PATENT” iron 2-cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter and marked on right side “36B”. There is also an L-shaped nipple wrench, a packet of combustible cartridges and an orig, paper covered sealed tin of Eley caps. Additionally accompanying, as Mr. Colt was want to do with his special presentations, is a spare hammer spring and six spare nipples which are in the right rear corner compartment along with lead bullets & balls and a working key. CONDITION: Exceptional and in nearly unfired condition showing very little use. The barrel and cylinder retain most all of their original blue in the bore and chambers. Serial numbers are all matching . Bbl retains about 95% + bright, dense, glossy blue that shows only the slightest thining and its edges show little to no wear from actual use. Rammer handle & pivot retain smoky case color, stronger on the pivot. Frame retains about all of its dark early case colors with bright colors on the hammer. Cylinder retains about 70-75% flaked orig blue that is missing from age and not wear, with five of the safety pins prominent and the sixth partially battered. Diameter of the cylinder retains all of its original Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger guard retains most of its blackening and flaking orig silver plating and the back strap & butt strap generous traces of silver plating with the exposed areas a gray-brown patina. Grip is excellent with sharp edges and showing little wear with a few slight scratches and nicks in the varnish and retains most of its orig bright factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp and as new, bright shiny bore with slightest scattered corrosion near breech if any. Case is equally excellent with three or four fine grain cracks in the lid and one in the bottom with usual light handling & storage scratches and retains about all of its orig varnish. Interior is very slightly faded with a few spots of stain and wear from the cylinder edge of the grip & front sight with the lightest of soil in the compartments. Flask is exceptional, retaining virtually all its strong orig laquer finish with one very small dent on back side. Mold is equally new with a few light scratches. Cartridge pack & cap tin are also new and unopened. Nipple wrench has crisp blue. Altogether one of the finest Colt Navy Revolvers ever to be offered at public sale, an exceptional complete set that comes along only once in a lifetime. 4-32258 (100,000-175,000)

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EXTRAORDINARY COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN 103859. Cal. 36. Fine example of a 51 Navy 4th Model with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and New York U.S. America address. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” and the silver plated brass grip frame contains a varnished 1-pc walnut grip. Many thousands of these fine revolvers were produced 1850-1873 with most being issued during the Civil War and later used on frontier. Few survive with much crisp orig condition as this one does. Consignor states that this Colt belonged to his great-great-great uncle James Gregory Hodges who was a colonel for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Colonel Hodges was born December 25, 1828 in Portsmouth, VA and graduated University of Pennsylvania. He was a physician and served as major of Portsmouth, VA. In 1856, he was elected Colonel of the 3rd Virginia Volunteers, a state militia unit which was mustered into service to the Confederacy on April 20, 1861. In May of 1861, the governor of Virginia appointed him to command the newly-formed 14th Virginia Infantry. At the battle of Antietam, Colonel Hodges was listed as the commander of Armistead’s brigade at Sharpsburg. Commanding the 14th Virginia in Armistead’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, Colonel Hodges was killed leading his men in the vanguard of Pickett’s Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg on 3 July 1863. According to Captain John D. S. Cook of the Eightieth New York Regiment of Volunteers (known in the service as the Twentieth New York State Militia) in a letter to Colonel Hodges’ widow 40 years after the Battle, Colonel Hodges “fell at the stone fence, within less than one hundred and fifty feet of the Federal line directly in front of said New York regiment.” He was one of eight Confederate colonels who lost their lives in Pickett’s charge and belonged to one of the only Confederate brigades which broke the Union line that day. A signed affidavit by the consignor of this gun (a direct descendant of James G. Hodges) affirms this as being owned by Hodges, but family cannot affirm that it was carried by him to Gettysburg. CONDITION: Extremely Fine plus, all matching including the wedge. The bbl retains 95-96% glossy orig blue, showing only sharp edge wear and some minor spots of light surface pitting and very slight surface scuff marks on either side of bbl near the cyl. The left edge of the bbl lug has a couple small pry marks. The rammer handle retains about all of its orig case colors, brilliant on the pivot, dark and strong on the handle. The frame retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors with a couple of tiny spots of rust on the left front edge and a few minor spots of discoloration. Hammer retains strong case colors on the left side and rear edge with the balance turned gray. Triggerguard retains 97-98% strong orig silver plate and the backstrap about 90% with some fine flaking on the backstrap. Cylinder retains 90-92% glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Cylinder also retains about 98% Ormsby naval battle scene. Three of the safety pins are prominent and three are battered. Grip is sound with very minor edge wear and some minor, very light scrapes on each side, probably from sliding around in a drawer, and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Hammer does not have half-cock notch and is not solid at full cock, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore with scattered, minor pitting. 4-32995 JR454 (20,000-30,000)

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EXCEPTIONAL COLT 4TH MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 102562. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York U.S. America address. It has usual markings on frame with silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap and has a very nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including wedge. Possibly unfired with bbl retaining 88-90% brilliant glossy orig blue with a few scattered spots of flaking which has a medium patina with pin prick pitting. The rammer retains brilliant case colors on pivot & handle. Cylinder retains about 95% glossy orig blue with some light flaking in a few scattered spots and retains about all of its Ormsby naval battle scene. There are a couple of small scratches in the ship’s masts. Four of six safety pins are crisp with one mashed & one partial. Frame & hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant orig case colors, slightly dark on hammer nose and top edge of hammer. Trigger guard retains about 80-85% black oxidized orig silver plating with back strap & butt strap retaining nearly all of their black oxidized orig silver plating. Grip is crisp & clean with one or two very minor nicks and retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a couple of spots of fine pitting. A truly exceptional 51 Navy. 4-32043 (16,000-19,000)

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FINE 4TH MODEL COLT 1851 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 99334. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, and one line Hartford address. It has “COLTS PATENT” on the left side of the frame with small initials on the left shoulder of the triggerguard. The right rear web of the triggerguard has a small “&” indicating factory restored finish. It has silver-plated brass triggerguard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip numbered in two places, the backstrap channel and buttstrap channel. Consignor states that this Colt belonged to his great-great-great uncle James Gregory Hodges who was a colonel for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Colonel Hodges was born December 25, 1828 in Portsmouth, VA and graduated University of Pennsylvania. He was a physician and served as major of Portsmouth, VA. In 1856, he was elected Colonel of the 3rd Virginia Volunteers, a state militia unit which was mustered into service to the Confederacy on April 20, 1861. In May of 1861, the governor of Virginia appointed him to command the newly-formed 14th Virginia Infantry. At the battle of Antietam, Colonel Hodges was listed as the commander of Armisted’s brigade at Sharpsburg. Colonel Hodges was killed at the height of Pickett’s Charge at the wall on Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 while leading his regiment. CONDITION: About Fine, all matching including the wedge. The bbl retains 97-98% strong Colt blue with only sharp edge wear and a minor nick or two, with a few pin pricks of rust on the bbl lug. The rammer handle retains faded case colors on the pivot with the handle being a gray-brown patina. Frame retains 30-40% faded case colors with the balance a gray-brown patina. Hammernose and the hammer channel retain moderate to heavy pitting. Cylinder is a brown patina with fine pitting around the front edge and retains about 75% Ormsby naval battle scene. A couple of nipples are broken. Triggerguard retains 96-97% strong orig silver with only sharp edge wear. Backstrap and buttstrap retain 75-80% orig silver. Grip has a chip on the left side at the frame with moderate edge wear and light nicks and scratches and retains about 95% orig varnish. Hand is broken and missing, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong, bright bore with moderate to heavy pitting, especially towards the muzzle. One frame pin is missing. 4-32996 JR455 (6,000-10,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE CASED INVENTOR PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY REVOLVER WITH ORIGINAL STOCK. SN 94445. Cal. 36. Usual Navy configuration with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, scarce dovetailed front sight, 1-line London address with “COLTS PATENT” on left side of the 4-screw frame which has flathead hammer screw and extended stock screws. It has the unusual silver plated brass trigger guard with an iron back strap and 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of bbl lug and cylinder have British proofs. Back strap is inscribed in period script “Prize – Presented to R. Key Esq. / by the inventor – Jan. 16th, 1861”. Accompanied by a brass bound English style oak casing with concealed handle in lid with center medallion engraved in old English “R. Key”. Case is lined with green baize with directions for loading label inside lid. Bottom is compartmented for the revolver, stock, a Dixon bag flask which is marked “COLTS NAVY FLASK”, a blued 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench, a large & small tin of Eley’s caps, a pewter oil bottle, a wood handle cleaning rod and two packets of combustible envelope cartridges. Stock is of nicely figured French or Italian walnut with silver plated brass furniture with matching serial number on bottom tang of the attaching metal and on tang of buttplate. This exact set is pictured en suite as item #78 on pp. 128-129 of the book Samuel Colt Presents, by the Wadsworth Atheneum. It appears in the photograph as it does today with the exception that it is missing two packets of combustible cartridges today which appear in the picture. The set is credited to Mr. Larry Sheerin in the book. PROVENANCE: Larry Sheerin Collection. Wadsworth Atheneum. Dick Neff Collection. Michael Patrick Clark, Collector’s Firearms Ltd., Houston, TX. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine, all matching including the wedge with bbl retaining about 90% strong, glossy orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Rammer & handle retain bright case colors on pivot fading to silver on handle. Frame retains virtually all of its orig case colors, brilliant on sides, somewhat dark on recoil shields. Cylinder retains about 90% orig blue, glossy & bright on back 1/3 with a stripe of flaking in one area and retains about all of the Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are prominent with five being crisp. Hammer retains most of its orig case colors, strong & bright on sides & back edge, turned dark on top edge. Trigger guard & back strap retain virtually all of their orig silver plating, flaked a little over inscription with some fine pimpling on butt strap. Grip is sound with scraped areas at top from buttstock being installed and has a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. Case is fine to very fine with a couple of burns in lid and usual nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish. Interior is moderately faded with light soil and some wear from front sight & hammer spur but completely intact & original. Stock retains about all of its orig factory varnish with a couple of minor nicks with attaching metal & buttplate retaining about all of their factory silver plating. Flask is crisp & clean with a series of small scratches, mostly on one side. Mold retains 60-70% orig blue with balance flaked, not worn, to a medium patina. Cap tins are fine, cartridge packets show stress fractures but are still sealed. This is truly a spectacular set with impeccable provenance. 4-32041 JR195 (100,000-150,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE DOUBLE CASED SET OF COLT PERCUSSION REVOLVERS. 1) Model 1851 Navy. Cal. 36. SN 26658. Standard Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York City address. Frame has “COLTS PATENT” on left side with tiny inspector initials on left shoulder and left front web of trigger guard. It has silver plated small brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. There is a very old collection tag on trigger guard. 2) Model 1849 Pocket Revolver. Cal. 31. SN 43200. Usual configuration with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York City address with serifs. It has a 5-shot cylinder with the serial number “47824” with the “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame. It has silver plated trigger guard & back strap with very nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip. There is an old collection tag attached to trigger guard. Accompanied by a wonderful orig Colt mahogany dbl casing with green velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the two revolvers, a blued 36 caliber 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold and a 31 caliber 2-cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold. Another compartment contains a single sided “COLTS PATENT” eagle flask for the pocket model, a tin of Eley Bros. caps and another smaller tin of Eley Bros. caps. A center compartment contains numerous bullets & balls with another compartment containing an L-shaped nipple wrench. CONDITION: 1) Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, cylinder arbor is unnumbered. Bbl retains 75-80% thinning orig blue, strong in sheltered areas. Cylinder is a gray patina with scattered fine pitting on front face and rear shoulders around nipple areas and retains about 75% Ormsby naval battle scene. All of safety pins are prominent, showing moderate wear. Frame has traces of silvered case colors, being mostly a gray patina. Trigger guard retains about 60% orig silver plating and back strap about 95% strong silver plating. Grip is sound with edge wear & numerous small nicks & dings and retains about 75% orig varnish. Although cylinder arbor is unnumbered, there is no evidence to suggest that it has been changed. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 2) Good to very good, all matching, except cylinder as noted. Bbl retains 30-40% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas with scattered light pitting. Cylinder is a light gray patina with numerous nicks & dings and retains traces of stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains dark case colors in sheltered areas, as does hammer, being mostly a dark gray patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain virtually all of their orig silver plating and grip about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. Case is very fine with a fine hairline in the lid and a crack in bottom with usual nicks & scratches on top. Lid is slightly warped. Interior is lightly faded & soiled in bottom showing wear from revolvers. The 36 caliber mold is extremely fine and the 31 caliber mold is fair to good. Flask has a few small dents on back and retains about 75% orig finish. Cap tins are fine. 4-31635 JR269 (7,000-12,500)

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COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER IN AN EXTREMELY RARE TRAVELING DESK CASING. SN 154963. Cal. 36. Fine Colt Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight with 1-line New-York U.S. America address. It has “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame with the caliber on left shoulder of trigger guard. Trigger guard & back strap are silver plated brass with a deep raised carved 1-pc ivory grip showing King George slaying the dragon on left side. Cylinder has two small inspector initials and is numbered to another revolver, bearing only the serial number “24”. The lap desk or “traveling desk” is of beautiful rosewood, 14-7/8″ long x 9-1/2″ wide x 5″ high with a decorative brass plaque in lid engraved in period script “M.L. Chamberlain”. It has a brass band around the edge and also around the front side. The mortised lock has a decorative brass escutcheon that matches the panel in the lid. Interior is lined with rose colored velvet with a compartment in the lid for papers and a tray in bottom compartmented for the revolver, space for a mold, a flask, a tin of caps and spare bullets. It currently contains a packet of Hazard waterproof cartridges. The tray, when removed reveals a hidden compartment under the front trays which hold pins, nibs, ink bottles, etc. Altogether a rare & deadly traveling desk for the gentleman or military officer. CONDITION: Revolver retains 40-50% thin orig blue having flaked to a dark patina, not from wear. Rammer handle retains most of its orig case colors, brilliant on the pivot. Cylinder, as noted, retains 75-80% dull orig blue with all six safety pins crisp and retains about 95% Ormsby naval battle scene. Frame retains most of its orig case colors turned dark on sides and faded to a dark patina on recoil shields. Hammer retains dark case colors. Trigger guard & back strap retain most of their orig silver plating with some brass showing through around trigger bow. Grip is sound with a repaired chip by right toe and retains a dark yellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. The desk is missing three pieces of molding from edges & corners, two of which are inside the box, otherwise it is sound with usual handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Interior is moderately faded with some minor chipping to the front tray. Altogether an extremely rare set that needs some attention. 4-31633 JR274 (4,000-6,000)

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ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY REVOLVER. SN SN 100175.. Cal. 36. It is believed that this gun may be a period copy of a Colt. Silver finish with 7-1/2” oct bbl, pin front sight with brass trigger guard & backstrap and 1-pc walnut grip. Frame has full coverage, typical Nimschke engraving with Colt’s Patent on left side. Engraving extends over the entire sides of bbl lug & rammer pivot with a border around the address on top flat. Backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard are engraved to match. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. This is a little used revolver that has had poor storage. Bbl & rammer handle retain 75-80% strong re-silver with some flaking (mostly near the end of the bbl and the plunger) and turning dull. Flaked areas are a dark patina. Cyl retains about 85% re-silver-plating with about 95-98% crisp Ormsby naval battle scene. All six safety pins are crisp. Frame retains 80-85% silver plating with flaked areas dark patina. Grip frame retains about 95% silver plating, thinned on backstrap. Ends of wedge show little or no battering with most of their engraving intact. Replaced grips are crisp with sharp edges and retain virtually all of their orig factory varnish. Trigger return spring is weak, otherwise mechanics are crisp with bright shiny bore. 8-87520 (5,000-10,000)

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COLT MODEL 1851 LONDON NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 36320. Cal. 36. Fine London Navy with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line London address with arrows. It has “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame with trigger guard & back strap and full checkered 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains 75-80% thin glossy orig blue with a few scattered spots of light rust. Rammer handle retains dark case colors on pivot with balance turned silver. Cylinder is a gray metal color and retains 75-80% Ormsby Naval battle scene with light vice marks on opposite sides. There are British proofs on cylinder & bbl lug. Frame retains traces of case colors turned silver, being mostly a silver/gray patina. Grip frame is a medium silver/brown patina. Grip is sound showing edge and moderate diamond point wear. One mildly battered screw. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-31804 JR141 (5,000-9,000)

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EXCEPTIONALCASED KEN HUNT ENGRAVED AND DAMASCENED COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 8206. Cal. 36. Usual Navy configuration, probably a Colt second generation revolver, with 7-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight with panel checkered 1-pc ebony grip. This spectacular revolver has extraordinary Ken Hunt gold damascening in leaf & blossom patterns covering the entire frame and about all of bbl lug. It has identical patterns on the rammer pivot with outstanding engraved patterns on trigger guard & back strap consisting of a wonderful sun burst and flower blossom at top of back strap with foliate patterns top & bottom of back strap and on butt strap. Trigger bow is deeply engraved in identical patterns with a pointed shield and diamond & dot patterns around serial number on trigger guard. Cylinder has “COLT’S PATENT NO. 8206” in flat gold and leaf patterns on lands between nipple recesses. Hammer has matching patterns on both sides and on top of nose and there is a beautifully engraved gold band at muzzle of bbl with “Saml Colt” in Old English in flat gold on top flat of bbl. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” engraved in a gold oval. Mr. Hunt has signed the bottom flat of the bbl “K.C. HUNT ENGRAVER”. It also appears that Mr. Hunt has enhanced the Ormsby naval battle scene on cylinder. All screws are beautifully engraved with the frame & lug screws damascened to match, while trigger guard & back strap screws are blued. Accompanied by a fine custom oak casing with purple velvet lining, French fitted in bottom for revolver, an ebony handled turn screw, a Colt style flask and a brass 2-cavity bullet mold numbered to the revolver. Also accompanied by the July/August/September 2007 issue of the magazine The Engraver, The Journal of the Firearms Engraver’s Guild of America which contains a 3-page article by Barry Lee Hands, the subject of which is Ken Hunt & his son, Marcus. The back cover of the magazine is a full page color photograph of this revolver and it is hand autographed by Mr. Hunt. CONDITION: Extraordinarily fine. New & unfired retaining virtually all of its fine custom finish with bright high polish blue & brilliant case colors. Case & accessories are equally new. 4-32022 JR276 (5,000-10,000)

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RARE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1972. Cal. 31. Blue & case colored with scarce 6″ oct bbl, pin front sight, 2-line New York City address with serifs and 5-shot cylinder with Ranger/Indian fight scene. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” and it has a square back, silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Only about 15,000 of these little revolvers were made in the period 1847-1850. They usually saw hard frontier service and then frequently were a sidearm in the Civil War. Rarely is one found with much orig finish. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains 60-70% flaked orig blue, strong on bottom, around muzzle and around lug. Cylinder retains 85-90% strong orig blue, thinned around front edges with a few scattered spots of light pitting, apparently from storage rather than use, as the face of cylinder retains most of its orig blue. The orig safety pin is crisp and the cylinder retains about 98% Ranger/Indian fight scene. Frame & hammer retain most of their orig dark case colors, faded on recoil shields with a few spots of pin prick pitting. Top edge of hammer is mostly a gray patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain about 30% orig silver plating. Grip is sound showing light to moderate edge wear with a few nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-32042 JR197 (12,500-17,500)

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FINE ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 115194. Cal. 31. Rare deluxe Gustav Young engraved pocket model with 5″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and “SAML COLT” engraved on top flat. It has silver plated brass grip frame with deluxe burl walnut varnished 1-pc walnut grip. The entire frame, bbl lug, bbl, rammer pivot and hammer are wonderfully engraved by Mr. Young, in his traditional patterns of beautiful foliate arabesque scrolls terminating in flower blossoms in several places. Top of back strap has his trademark fan with foliate arabesque patterns at the heel, on butt strap & trigger bow. Sides of hammer are engraved to match with wolf’s heads on each side of hammer nose. Back strap is engraved in period script, probably by Mr. Young “Jac Newman / St Louis. Mo.” Screw heads are all very nicely engraved. Very likely a search of the records of St. Louis in the 1850’s/1860’s time frame should disclose information regarding Mr. Newman. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge & cylinder. Grip was not checked. The bbl, rammer & rammer handle, cylinder, frame & hammer all retain a very dark smooth chocolate brown patina from long unattended storage. Trigger guard & back strap retain 95-96% strong orig silver plating showing slight wear on the heel & butt strap. Grip has a chipped left toe and another chip on left edge showing light wear with a few scratches and missing one fingernail size spot of varnish and overall retains about 95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-32295 JR381 (4,000-7,000)

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COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER. SN 200448. Cal. 31. Blue & case colored with 6″ oct bbl, altered brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address with dashes. It has 6-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene and has silver-plated brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc varnished walnut grip. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge. Bbl retains about 40% orig blue, having been cleaned over front 2/3 of the length with fine pitting on top three flats and side flats. Rammer handle retains bright case colors on pivot, also having been cleaned, with some fine pitting. Cyliner retains 30-40% thin orig blue and about 75% stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains most of its orig case colors, fiery & brilliant on left side, faded to dull on right side with some scattered rust pitting. Trigger guard retains about 80% strong orig silver plating and back strap about 20%. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered spots of pitting. 4-31750 JR135 (1,500-2,500)

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EXTREMELY RARE DOUBLE CASED PAIR OF COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVERS. Cal. 31. Both revolvers are configured identically with 5″ oct bbls, brass pin front sights and 2-line New York City address with serifs. They have “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frames with brass grip frames and 1-pc walnut grips. Both have 5-shot cylinders and both have a small “2” above the serial number on bbl lugs. One has checkered grips. Accompanied by the extremely rare, very early, purple velvet lined, double walnut casing with beveled edge lid, mortised shield shaped lock escutcheon and a mortised brass lock. Inside lid has the Colt loading direction paper and the bottom is compartmented for the two revolvers with a large central compartment for a mold and flask. Corner compartments contain lead balls and a cap tin. Central compartment contains a Colt iron 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “31 PKT” and a small brass flask. CONDITION: 1) SN 71503. Fair, all matching including wedge. No orig finish remains with the steel being a smooth brown patina and the brass a medium dark patina with traces of orig silver. Grip is fine with edge wear retaining 92-93% orig varnish. Hammer spring is broken or missing as is the wedge spring, strong dark bore. 2) SN 71489. Good, all matching including wedge. Metal has been cleaned bright with battered hammer screw. Grip is checkered. Cylinder retains about 75% stagecoach holdup scene. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves. Case is completely sound with slightly warped lid and warped rear edge. Interior is moderately faded and lightly soiled. An extremely rare double casing. 4-31636 JR272 (7,500-12,500)

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COLT LONDON MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 3364. Cal. 31. Scarce London pocket with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line London address with serifs and 5-shot cylinder, all with British proofs. It has “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame with iron trigger guard & back strap and 1-pc varnished walnut grip. CONDITION: About very good, all matching including wedge. Traces of orig finish remain in most sheltered areas, being mostly a mottled medium silver/brown patina with some scattered spots of pitting on bbl. Cylinder retains about 80-85% stagecoach holdup scene and all five safety pins are serviceable. Frame & trigger guard retain traces of orig finish being mostly a silver/gray patina. Grip is sound showing edge wear with scattered nicks & scratches and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with scattered light pitting. 4-31756 JR139 (1,500-2,500)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 287970. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, and one line “New-York U.S. America” address. It has “Colt’s Patent” on the left side of the frame and the caliber on the left shoulder of the trigger guard with a small “n” on the left front web. It has silver-plated trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by an orig mahogany Colt casing with purple velvet lining, compartmented in the bottom for a 6″ revolver with other compartments for a flask, mold, cartridges, and a cap tin. The right rear compartment contains lead bullets and balls. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching except the wedge which is numbered 87979. Revolver retains 25-30% of an old nickel plating, being mostly bare metal. The grip frame retains 75-80% nickel finish and the grip is sound, showing light wear and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are stiff because of a replaced hammer spring from a larger frame revolver. Strong, bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Case has a crack in the lid, otherwise is sound and retains most of a lightly restored finish. It has a moderately faded interior showing wear at the front sight and hammer spur points. The bottom is moderately soiled. All in all, a fine case. 4-31641 JR271 (3,000-4,000)

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PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 180773. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address with dashes. It has 5-shot cylinder and “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame. Silver plated trigger guard & back strap has the period engraved presentation “John Young from J.U. Gillespie, 1861” and a 1-pc walnut grip. A brief google search disclosed numerous listings for John Young, some in the Civil War period and there were others for Gillespie. No connection was immediately observed, further research may disclose a connection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including wedge. No orig finish remains on bbl, cylinder or frame, being mostly a cleaned gray patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain 20-25% orig silver and cylinder 25-35% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip is sound showing moderate wear and retaining about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-31753 JR140 (2,000-3,000)

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EXTREMELY RARE FREUND & BROS TOOLED SLIM JIM HOLSTER FOR COLT POCKET REVOLVER. Fine early holster, 9-1/4″ overall length in the California Slim Jim style with sewn back edge and a Cheyenne plug with belt loop on the back secured with three copper harness rivets. Body of holster, which is for a 6″ pocket model 1849 Colt percussion revolver, is very nicely decorated with tooled open style foliate arabesque patterns and has a small brass plaque near the top that is marked “FREUND & BROS.” Belt loop is marked “E L GALLATIN / MAKERS” who was one of Freund’s major leather equipment makers. The Freund story is a classical “immigrant makes good” tale. Frank Freund was born in 1837 near Heidelberg, Germany and his brother, George, was born in 1840. By 1856 Frank had completed his gun making apprenticeship in Germany and had journeyed to Austria, France & England to study gun making there also. In 1856 he joined the German Army but soon left and emigrated to America, landing in New York. Frank served in the Union Army the last 18 months of the Civil War and was shortly thereafter joined by his brother, George. By 1866 Frank had established a gun shop in Nebraska city in Eastern Nebraska territory and marked the first recorded appearance of a Freund gun store on the western scene. A while later Frank was joined by George and they followed the tracks west setting up their store at “end of track” and moved each time the railroad advanced. There are numerous pictures and records of the Freunds from Nebraska City and North Platte in Nebraska Territory, Julesberg in Colorado Territory, Cheyenne, Dale City, Laramie City & Bear River City in Wyoming/Dakota Territory. From there on they followed the tracks to Salt Lake City, Corinne & Promintory Point in Utah Territory. After the Golden Spike was driven they returned to Wyoming and established a shop at South Pass City. By 1869 they were established in Denver where they remained for many years and became one of the major outlets for firearms and all sorts of sporting goods for the region. In the meantime they had kept their shop open in Cheyenne and by 1875 had relocated to their “Wyoming Armory” where they became major outfitters for the Black Hills Gold Rush, buffalo hunters & Indian fighters. In 1885 Frank’s wife prevailed and he sold his Cheyenne business and moved to New Jersey. He died a broken & disillusioned man at age 73. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Dark & oil stained with crackled surface and a break on the back. The “GALLATIN” mark on the belt loop is mostly legible. There is a small opening in the seam near the toe. 4-32045 JR224 (1,000-2,000)

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SCARCE EARLY COLT MODEL 1862 POCKET NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1088. Cal. 36. Fine Civil War era percussion colt with 6-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and New-York U.S. America address. It has a 5-shot rebated cylinder and “COLTS PATENT” is on left side of frame. Caliber is marked on left shoulder of trigger guard with a small “S” inspector initial on left front web of trigger guard. It has brass trigger guard & back strap with varnished 1-pc walnut grip. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, except rammer handle which is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 60-70% thin orig blue with some light battering around wedge slot. Rammer handle pivot retains thin faded case colors. Frame retains traces of case colors in the most sheltered areas, being mostly a light gray patina. Cylinder retains traces of blue in the rebated area and shows 80-90% stagecoach holdup scene. Hammer retains 30-40% faded case colors. Trigger guard & back strap are a light mustard patina. Grip has a chipped left toe and some battering, mostly on right bottom, with a few minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered very light pitting. 4-32272 JR335 (2,000-3,000)

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SCARCE CASED PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 41503. Cal. 36. Fine presentation piece with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and New York address. It has the rack & pinion or creeping rammer with fluted 5-shot cylinder. Left side of frame has “COLTS PATENT” and it has a brass grip frame with 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap has the presentation in period script “To Hon. S.F. Carey (sic) / From S.M. Division S. of T. / Hartford March 9th 1869”. Accompanied by an orig purple velvet lined Colt casing with mortised brass lock, compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a single sided Colt’s Patent eagle flask, L-shaped nipple wrench, an iron 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold with “36P” on right side and a tin of Eley’s caps. Also accompanied by a copy of a 2-page article from the July 1981 Gun Report by Ron Hickox, which is about Congressman Cary and this revolver. Samuel Fenton Cary, Sr. was born Feb. 18, 1814 in Cincinnati, OH and became a lawyer after graduating from Cincinnati Law School in 1837 and began practicing law the same year. He later was employed as Paymaster General for the State of Ohio and then in 1845 became a farmer and devoted his energies to the Temperance and Anti-Slavery movements. He gave lectures & wrote books on prohibition and slavery matters and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864 supporting Abraham Lincoln. In 1865 he became the Collector of Internal Revenue for Ohio’s First District. In 1867 he was elected to represent Ohio’s Second Congressional District to complete the term of Rutherford B. Hayes who had resigned to become President. The next year he was defeated for re-election. In 1875 he ran for Ohio Lieutenant Governor but was defeated and in 1876 ran as the nominee for Vice-President of the U.S. on the Greenback Party but finished third behind the Republicans & Democrats. He died at his home in Cincinnati on Sept. 29, 1900. There is no information immediately available regarding this presentation but a determined research should disclose, at least, who the S.M. Division S. of T. was or is which should further indicate the reason for the presentation. It is likely that the presentation had something to do with Mr. Cary’s stance on Temperance and/or Slavery. It is interesting to note that Mr. Cary’s name in the presentation is misspelled which was either not discovered before the presentation or, if discovered, not far enough in advance to have the situation remedied. CONDITION: Revolver is fine with the bbl retaining traces of blue in sheltered areas being mostly a blue/gray patina. Rammer pivot retains bright case colors. Cylinder is mostly a blue/gray patina. Frame retains 60-70% faded case colors, stronger on right side. Hammer also retains faded case colors. Grip frame is a light mustard patina, probably having been cleaned a long time ago. Grip is sound with lightly worn edges and a few nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Hammer is not strong at half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered light pitting. Case has a grain check in the bottom, otherwise is completely sound retaining most of its orig varnish with light handling & use marks. Interior is lightly faded with wear from the revolver and implements. Center of the lid interior has curious wear with some light damage from three initials that appear to be “RFF” and apparently were painted in place. Flask has a dark patina, mold & nipple wrench are fine. 4-31911 JR385 (3,000-4,000)

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CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 19056. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 5-1/2″ rnd bbl with 5-shot fluted cyl,pin front sight, and one line “New-York U.S. America” address. It has Colt patent on the left side of the frame with the caliber marking on the left shoulder of the trigger guard and a “2” on the left front web. It has silver-plated brass trigger guard and brass strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by a fine John Krider mahogany case with green velvet lining and a Krider label inside the lid. The bottom is compartmented for the revolver, with the flask compartment empty. There is also a 2-cavity “Colt’s Patent” mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side “36 P.” Also contains a tin of Goldmarks caps. The left front compartment is covered and has an oxidized brass button. The right rear compartment contains several bullets and balls. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 70-75% thin orig blue and the rammer handle 60-70% faded case colors. The cyl is mostly a medium brown patina with traces of blue in the most sheltered areas. The frame retains 25-30% faded case colors, being mostly a gray patina. The trigger guard and backstrap retain traces of silver plating. Grip is sound, with a chip from the left edge and heel with usual nicks and scratches, and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with very fine pitting. The case has warped back and front edges, with a crack in the bottom and a separated left, rear corner. Otherwise, retains most of a lightly restored finish. The interior is lightly faded with light to moderate soil in the bottom. Label is slightly yellowed. 4-31638 JR270 (3,500-5,000)

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RARE CASED COL. COLT PRESENTATION COLT MODEL 2 1855 ROOT PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 12707. Cal. 28. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, 2-line Hartford address with pointing hand motif & serifs. It has 5-shot cylinder with cabin & Indian fight scene and a deluxe 1-pc walnut grip. Back strap is inscribed in period script “G. Argenti / From the Inventor Col. Colt”. Accompanied by an orig walnut casing with brown velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a sgl sided eagle flask, an L-shaped turn screw, a wooden handle turn screw, a 2-cavity Colt’s Patent mold with sprue cutter, an Eley cap tin and a key. Accompanied by copy of an article in the Spring 1996 The Rampant Colt titled “Sculpture: Colt’s Legacy in Art” by William Hosley. The article deals with a gentleman named James Goodwin Batterson who was apparently a close friend of Mr. & Mrs. Sam Colt and was the head of New England Granite Works. Mr. Batterson was also apparently very active in promoting the arts in the Hartford area and traveled to Italy to retain sculptors for his work. Mr. Argenti was one of these sculptors. His work is still observed around Hartford and at Armsmear, Colt’s home. It seems likely that Mr. Argenti was the sculptor of the Colt monument which was erected in 1855 and leads one to speculate that this early Root revolver was a presentation as a reward for a job well done. Also accompanying is a copy of pp. 2 & 3 of the Pennsylvania Antique Gun Collectors Association Monthly Bugle wherein Mr. Henry A. Truslow clarifies a previous misrepresentation of Mr. Argenti’s association with Colt. This revolver is pictured as Item #93 on p. 151 of the book Samuel Colt Presents, Wadsworth Atheneum and was loaned by Mr. John S. DuMont. CONDITION: About fine. Revolver retains about 65-70% orig blue, thin on bbl, strong on frame with a cleaned back strap. Cylinder is a gray patina and retains 70-75% cabin & Indian fight scene. Grip is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains 75-80% orig varnish. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with good shine & scattered pitting. Case is very fine with a repaired rear corner in lid with usual very light storage nicks & scratches on lid. Interior is lightly faded with light soil in bottom with all partitions intact. Flask is extremely fine retaining about 90% orig finish. Mold retains 60-70% orig finish with several series of small nicks & hammer marks. Cap tin is fine. 4-31872 JR198 (20,000-30,000)

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RARE CASED COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 7 SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 13687. Cal. 31. Late production Model 7 with 3-1/2″ rnd bbl, 2-line New York address, pin front sight and horizontal latch on rammer handle. It has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with arbor pin retaining screw in the side and stagecoach holdup scene. Fitted with 1-pc ivory grip. Accompanied by an orig Colt Root burgundy velvet lined walnut casing, compartmented in bottom for revolver, an orig “COLTS PATENT” iron 2-cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter, a dbl sided Colt’s type eagle flask and a tin of UMC caps. Another compartment contains lead bullets & balls. About 2,925 of Models 7 and 7A Roots were produced in period 1855-1870. Few were nickel finished and very few were cased. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Overall retains most of its orig nickel with a couple of dull spots on bbl and on back strap. Hammer retains strong case colors. Cylinder has a spot of pin prick pitting and retains most of its orig nickel with about 95% stagecoach holdup scene. Trigger return spring is either broken or missing, otherwise mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of minor pitting. Case has a couple of cracks in the lid and another in the bottom, otherwise is sound with usual nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish with a small circle stain in the finish on the lid. Interior of case is moderately faded with moderate to heavy soil in bottom. One partition is slightly loose, remainder is solid. Mold is fine, retains about 50% blue. Flask is fine and retains about 70% orig finish. Altogether a fine scarce set. 4-33384 JR419 (6,000-8,000)

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1294

RARE CASED BRITISH PROOFED COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 5A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 5394. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line New York address and horizontal rammer latch. It has 5-shot full fluted cylinder and 1-pc walnut grip. Left side of bbl & cylinder, in the flutes, have British proofs. Accompanied by an orig English oak casing with rnd brass medallion in top of lid and green baize lining with use instructions paper inside the lid. Bottom is compartmented for revolver, a wooden handled cleaning rod with broken tip, an L-shaped screwdriver, a “COLTS PATENT” blued steel 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “31 PKT”, a Dixon bag flask with graduated spout, a pewter oil bottle and a laquered tin of Walker caps. Small compartment in right front corner contains bullets & balls. The L-shaped nipple wrench is missing. About 5,600 of Root Models 5 and 5A were made in period 1855-1870. Few are known with British proofs and even still fewer are cased. CONDITION: Revolver is good to very good, all matching although the number could not be read on cylinder which has pitting. Bbl retains a blue/gray patina with mottled spots of discoloration. Frame & grip frame retain 35-45% thin glossy blue being mostly a gray/brown patina with fine pitting on top strap & back strap and some battering near the top of the back strap. Cylinder is a gray/brown patina with fine pitting over most of surfaces, heavier on rear face. Grip is sound with a couple of small dings & light scratches and retains most of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. Case has a crack in bottom, otherwise is sound and retains most of an old restored finish. Interior is moderately to heavily faded with yellowed label. Bottom shows moderate soil and light wear. Accessories are fine. 4-33383 JR420 (6,000-8,000)

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COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 7 SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 11088. Cal. 31. Early Model 7 with nickel finish and 3-1/2″ rnd bbl, pin front sight with 2-line New York address. Rammer handle has horizontal latch. It has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with cylinder arbor retaining screw in the side and stagecoach holdup scene. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip. About 2,925 of Root Models 7 and 7A were made near the end of production. Root revolvers were produced 1855-1870. Few were produced in nickel. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its strong orig nickel with one or two very small flaked spots and some dulling on back strap. Grip shows light wear with a few minor nicks and retains most of its orig varnish. Hand spring is either weak or broken and functions sporadically, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with a few spots of pitting. 4-33392 JR418 (3,500-5,000)

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COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 5A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 2425. Cal. 31. Rare nickel finish with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, 2-line New York address, 5-shot full fluted cylinder and 1-pc walnut grip. About 5,600 of these revolvers were made in two bbl lengths and few are known in nickel finish. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Overall retains most of its orig nickel finish, slightly dulled on bbl, top strap & cylinder. Cylinder has a few spots of light pitting around front edge. Grip has one small chip in the edge with light handling & use marks and a few chips in varnish on right side, otherwise retains about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. 4-33385 JR411 (3,500-4,500)

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RARE COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 7A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 12618. Cal. 31. Blue finish with rare 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York address. Rammer has horizontal latch and it has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with cylinder retaining screw in the side and stagecoach holdup scene and 1-pc walnut grip. About 2,925 of the Models 7 and 7A Root revolvers were made near the end of production. The Root revolver was produced 1855-1870. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 92-94% glossy orig blue, thin on sides. Frame & back strap retain about 90% orig blue, thin on top strap & back strap. Cylinder retains a blue/brown patina and shows 65-75% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip is sound showing minor wear with a couple of small dings and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-33394 JR416 (4,000-5,000)

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COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 6A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 11033. Cal. 31. Blue finish with rare 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, 2-line New York address, unfluted 5-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene and 1-pc walnut grip. Only about 3,173 of these revolvers were made in two bbl lengths with the 4-1/2″ being quite rare. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & frame retain about 80% glossy orig blue, thin on sides of bbl and with edge wear. Back strap is mostly a blue/gray patina. Rammer pivot & hammer have bright case colors with rammer handle & outside of hammer gray patina. Cylinder retains about 75% thin blue with about 95% stagecoach holdup scene and some fine pitting around nipple areas. Grip has a hairline on left side with slightly chipped edges and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-33395 JR409 (4,000-5,000)

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SCARCE COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 5A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 6158. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 4-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York address. Rammer has horizontal latch. It has 5-shot fully fluted cylinder and 1-pc walnut grip. There were about 5,600 of the Models 5 and 5A produced in period 1855-1870. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains a smooth medium to dark blue/brown patina with strong blue in very sheltered areas. Frame & back strap retain 70-75% glossy orig blue, thin on recoil shield, top strap & back strap. Cylinder retains blue in the flutes, being mostly a blue/brown patina. Grip is fine showing light wear and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-33389 JR417 (3,000-4,000)

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COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 2 SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 9868. Cal. 28. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, 2-line Hartford address with “COLTS PATENT” marking and pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with cabin & Indian fight scene and 1-pc walnut grip. This is one of the higher production models of the Root revolver. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains 93-95% strong original blue with edge wear and some flaking on the bbl and thin heel on back strap, otherwise retains mostly strong glossy orig blue. Cylinder retains about 75% flaked orig blue with loss areas a medium patina and it retains about 95% cabin/Indian fight scene. Grip shows light edge wear with a couple of small chips and retains most of its orig finish. Hammer is not strong in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, unable to check bore. 4-33393 JR410 (4,000-5,000)

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COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 3 SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 27523. Cal. 28. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line Hartford address and Colt’s Patent date without pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot fully fluted cylinder and 1-pc walnut grip. About 5,000 of this model Root was made in period 1855-1870. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 20% flaked blue with balance a medium patina. Frame & back strap retain 75-80% thin glossy orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 20-2