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The Gary Wolfer Collection of Colt and Other Fine Firearms

Brass framed 1860 Henry repeating rifle serial #1109 in excellent condition. Model 1886 Winchester repeating rifle. Pair of presentation Colt model 1851 Navy revolvers housed in their original pommel holsters presented to Colonel David Henry Williams of the 31st/82nd Pennsylvania Infantry on October 22nd, 1861. Presentation Colt model 1851 Navy revolver presented to Captain Joseph Ellis of the 19th/72nd Pennsylvania Infantry. Colt 2nd model Dragoon revolver. Colt 3rd model Dragoon revolver. Factory engraved Colt 1849 pocket revolver. Cased Colt 1849 pocket revolver (London). Cased Colt Model 1855 Root side-hammer revolver. Cased Colt Model 1862 Police revolver. Colt Single-Action Army revolver. Other Colt Army, Navy, Root, Dragoon and pocket revolvers in excellent and fine condition. Philadelphia Deringer (Peanut) single shot pistol.


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Brass Frame .44 Caliber 1860 Henry Repeating Rifle--Serial #1109

Lot # 5000 (Sale Order: 1 of 289)      

Brass Frame 1860 Henry repeating lever action rifle bearing the serial #1109 (all matching serial numbers including screws of buttplate and tang attachment to stock) in .44 caliber rimfire. Rifle presents 24.25" octagonal barrel that has integral magazine beneath. Rifle sites are a 900-yard ladder rear site and rounded German silver bladed front site. Top of barrel presents two-line stamping "HENRY'S PATENT OCT. 16, 1860 MANUFACT'D BY THE NEW HAVEN ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CT.". Serial number indicates that this rifle was manufactured in 1862. Rifle exhibits much of it's bright original finish and a beautiful butterscotch toning to the brass receiver frame and buttplate. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Wood surfaces exhibit some minor/small digs and scuffs with left side of brass receiver exhibiting a wear channel measuring approx. 10mm. Rifle exhibits fine bore. Rifle accompanied by books related to the Henry rifle including"The Historic Henry Rifle: Oliver Winchester's Famous Civil War Repeater" by Wiley Sword in paper wraps, 103pp, 2006 and"The Story of Benjamin Tyler Henry and His Famed Repeating Rifle" by Les Quick, 239pp, 2008. Ex. Bobby Smith Collection. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Model 1886 Winchester Repeating Rifle

Lot # 5001 (Sale Order: 2 of 289)      

Model 1886 Winchester repeating lever action rifle bearing the serial #80736 (all matching serial numbers) in 45-90 caliber centerfire. Rifle presents 26" octagonal barrel that has integral magazine beneath and crescent buttplate. Rifle sites are a buckhorn style rear sight and rounded iron front sight. Top of barrel present two-line stamping "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN, USA". with top tang stamped"MODEL 1886" and bottom tang stamped"PAT OCT 14, 1884, JAN 20, 1885". Serial number indicates that this rifle was manufactured in 1893. Rifle exhibits much of its original bluing and case hardening with some areas exhibiting mottled and plum toning. Top tang exhibits some extremely light surface rust/oxidation. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Wood surfaces exhibit some minor/small digs, particularly near butt as well as a small wood chip with loss on forestock near nosecap. Rifle exhibits good bore. Rifle is accompanied by a Winchester research letter stating that this rifle was shipped from the warehouse on June 11, 1894. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Dragoon Revolver-3rd Model

Lot # 5002 (Sale Order: 3 of 289)      

Colt Dragoon Revolver-3rd Model bearing the serial #19423 (all matching serial numbers) in .44 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 7.5" partial octagonal to round barrel. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW-YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT/US" in three lines. The cylinder is engraved with the Texas Ranger and Indian battle scene and "MODEL U.S.M.R." and "COLT'S PATENT". Serial number indicates that this pistol was manufactured in 1860. Pistol exhibits much of its original bluing and case hardening with some areas of plum toning. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Wood surfaces exhibit some minor/small digs with post contemporary varnish. Pistol accompanied by Colt research letter stating that this pistol was shipped to J.C.Grubb & Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in April of 1861 as part of a shipment of 25 guns. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Pair of Presentation Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolvers Housed In Original Pommel Holsters Presented to

Lot # 5003 (Sale Order: 4 of 289)      

Pair of presentation Colt Model 1851 Navy revolvers bearing the serial #'s 114876 and 114903 (both with matching serial numbers) in .36 caliber percussion. Pistols present 7.5" octagonal barrels. Top of barrels present one-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW-YORK CITY US AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinders are stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial numbers and are engraved with a scene of a naval engagement. Serial numbers indicate that these pistols were manufactured in 1861.Engraved on the backstraps of both pistols is"TO COL. D.H. WILLIAMS by his Phila FRIENDS OCT 22nd 1861". Pistols exhibit a significant amount of their original bluing and case hardening. Pistol serial #114876 exhibits some extremely minor abrasions and digs to wood grips with small chip to wood at butt. Brass exhibits toning with some red oxidized areas. Butt brass exhibits some small dents and scratches. Cylinder exhibits some darkening to metal and small dent on front of cylinder. Frame exhibits some slight digs and abrasions. Pistol serial #114903 exhibits some extremely minor abrasions and digs to wood grips with small chip to wood at butt. Brass exhibits toning. Butt brass exhibits some small dents and scratches. Frame exhibits some slight digs and abrasions with small dent at muzzle of barrel. Guns would rate very good to fine in NRA antique firearms standards. Pistols are housed in a set of original pommel holsters that exhibit some dryness to leather and flaking at flap hinge areas. David Henry Williams (1819-1891) was a railway surveyor, civil engineer and writer in civilian life. He served as a soldier in the US-Mexican War (1846-8) and in 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 31st Pennsylvania Infantry. As many regiments were then enlisting, Pennsylvania had regular and reserve regiments. The 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves was designated the 31st Pennsylvania resulting in Williams' regiment to be re-designated the 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry regiment. Leading this regiment in 1862 Williams and his men were heavily engaged during the Peninsular Campaign as well as the battles of Seven Pines, Malvern Hill and other battles. For his actions Williams was appointed a brigadier general on November 29, 1862, however this appointment was never confirmed by Congress and expired before it could be voted upon. In early 1863 David Williams resigned from the army and returned to his home near Pittsburg. These pistols were presented to Williams the day before his regiment was presented their flags that they would carry into battle. Pistols and holsters are accompanied by extensive research. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Presentation Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver Presented to Captain Joseph Ellis of the 19th/72nd

Lot # 5004 (Sale Order: 5 of 289)      

Presentation Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver bearing the serial #98257 (matching serial numbers) in .36 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 7.5" octagonal barrel. Frame, backstrap, barrel and guard are extensively engraved by Gustave Young. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, HARTFORD CT". with left side of frame engraved "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a scene of a naval engagement. Serial number indicate that the pistol was manufactured in 1861. Engraved on the backstrap of the pistol is"CAPT JOSEPH ELLIS Co.D, 2nd REGT INFANTRY, 1st BRIGADE, 1st DIV. P.V.". Pistols exhibit a significant amount of its original bluing and case hardening. Pistol exhibits some extremely minor abrasions and digs to wood grips. Brass exhibits toning and loss/wear to over nickeling. Cylinder scene exhibits some wear. Gun would rate fine+ in NRA antique firearms standards. John Ellis enlisted in the 19th Pennsylvania Infantry on May 18, 1861 and was mustered in as a captain of Company D and was discharged on August 29, 1861. Ellis would enlist in the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on September 18, 1861 and be mustered in as a Captain on October 31, 1861. He would later resign and be discharged on October 27, 1862. Pistol is accompanied by a binder with extensive research on Ellis. The engraver Gustave Young (1827?1895) emigrated to New York from Germany in 1846. In 1852 he began engraving for the Colt Company in Hartford, Connecticut. His career lasted until shortly before his death. He was considered one of the preeminent engravers of firearms in the United States in the 19th century and worked for numerous firearms companies.
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Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot # 5005 (Sale Order: 6 of 289)      

Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver bearing the serial #59231 (matching serial numbers) in .36 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 7.5" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT/US in three lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a scene of a naval engagement. Serial numbers indicate that the pistol was manufactured in 1856. Stamped on butt of the pistol is"U.S.N. J.L.H."". Pistols exhibit much of its original bluing and case hardening. Pistol exhibits some extremely minor abrasions and digs to wood grips and chip to wood at butt. Steel exhibits toning. Cylinder scene exhibits some wear and some light abrasions. Gun would rate very good to fine in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Dragoon Revolver-2nd Model

Lot # 5006 (Sale Order: 7 of 289)      

Colt Dragoon Revolver-2nd Model bearing the serial #10369 (all matching serial numbers) in .44 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 7.5" partial octagonal to round barrel. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW-YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT/US" in three lines. The cylinder is engraved with the Texas Ranger and Indian battle scene and "MODEL U.S.M.R." and "COLT'S PATENT". Serial number indicates that this pistol was manufactured in 1851. Pistol exhibits an overall even gray finish. Gun would rate very good in NRA antique firearms standards. Wood surfaces exhibit some minor/small digs. Frame at right rear exhibits some slight pitting as does several areas on cylinder scene. Pistol presents square back brass trigger guard and several parts marked with stamped letter "B" of an ordnance sub-inspector. Left grip exhibits stamp"JCB" for Joseph C. Bragg (ordnance sub-inspector) and right grip exhibits stamp"WAT" for William Anderson Thornton (ordnance final inspector). Pistol accompanied by receipt from 1959 tracing ownership lineage of pistol. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection.
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Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver

Lot # 5007 (Sale Order: 8 of 289)      

Colt Model 1860 Army revolver bearing the serial #33314 (matching serial numbers) in .44 caliber percussion. Pistol presents an 8" round barrel and is fit for shoulder stock. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT, NEW YORK US AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and"PATENT SEPT 10th, 1850" and is engraved with a scene of a naval engagement. Serial numbers indicate that the pistol was manufactured in 1862. Left grip of the pistol exhibits light inspector's mark. Pistols exhibit much of its original bluing and case hardening with some areas exhibiting rainbow toning. Pistol butt has capability for stock attachment. Pistol exhibits slight rub on barrel center, some really light abrasions to wood grips and toning to brass. Gun would rate excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver-Fluted Cylinder

Lot # 5008 (Sale Order: 9 of 289)      

Colt Model 1860 Army revolver with fluted cylinder bearing the serial #1492 (matching serial numbers) in .44 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 7.5" round barrel and is fit for shoulder stock. Top of barrel presents one-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, HARTFORD CT". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped with serial number and"PATENT SEPT 10th, 1850". Serial numbers indicate that the pistol was manufactured in 1860. Pistol exhibits some of its original bluing and case hardening. Pistol exhibits slight pitting to cylinder with silver plating on brass butt and trigger guard exhibiting some pitting/wear. Grips exhibit some slight abrasions and digs. Gun would rate very good to fine in NRA antique firearms standards. Pistol is accompanied by Colt research letter tracing the shipment of this pistol to the Colt Mfg. Company-New York Office on Broadway on April 1, 1861 as part of a shipment of 50 guns. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection.
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Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

Lot # 5009 (Sale Order: 10 of 289)      

Colt Model 1861 Navy revolver bearing the serial #18715 (matching serial numbers) in .36 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 7.5" round barrel. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT, NEW YORK US AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and trigger guard stamped"36 CAL". Cylinder is engraved with a scene of a naval engagement. Serial numbers indicate that the pistol was manufactured in 1864. Pistol exhibits an extensive amount of its bluing and case hardening. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions to wood grips and nice toning to brass. Top of barrel exhibits some small dents and abrasions. Gun would rate fine in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver

Lot # 5010 (Sale Order: 11 of 289)      

Colt Model 1860 Army revolver bearing the serial #142671 (matching serial numbers) in .44 caliber percussion. Pistol presents an 8" round barrel and is fit for shoulder stock. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT, NEW YORK US AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and"PATENT SEPT 10th, 1850" and is engraved with a scene of a naval engagement. Serial numbers indicate that the pistol was manufactured in 1863. Left and right grips of the pistol exhibit light inspector's marks. Pistol exhibits an extensive amount of its bluing and case hardening with some areas exhibiting rainbow toning. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions to wood grips and toning to brass. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot # 5011 (Sale Order: 12 of 289)      

Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver bearing the serial #30196 (matching serial numbers) in .36 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 7.5" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a scene of a naval engagement. Serial numbers indicate that the pistol was manufactured in 1853. Pistol exhibits an extensive amount of its bluing and case hardening and retains much of its silver plating on the trigger guard and backstrap. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions to wood grips and nice toning to brass. Frame exhibits some digs near wedge. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1849 "Wells Fargo" Pocket Revolver

Lot # 5012 (Sale Order: 13 of 289)      

Colt Model 1849 pocket"Wells Fargo" revolver bearing the serial #59591 (matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 3" octagonal barrel lacking loading lever. Top of barrel present two-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a stagecoach robbery scene. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1853. Pistol exhibits some of its bluing and case hardening and retains much of its silver plating on the trigger guard and backstrap. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions to wood grips and some wear to backstrap. Frame exhibits some wear and cylinder exhibits some light pitting near nipples. Gun would rate very good to fine in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver

Lot # 5013 (Sale Order: 14 of 289)      

Colt Model 1862 Police & Pocket revolver bearing the serial #29052 (matching serial numbers) in .36 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 6.5" round barrel. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. Trigger guard marked "36 CAL" The cylinder is stamped on one flute"PAT SEPT. 10th 1850" with serial number on another flute. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1865. Pistol exhibits much of its bluing and case hardening with fine toning to brass. Cylinder exhibits some bluing loss. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions and digs to wood grips. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

Lot # 5014 (Sale Order: 15 of 289)      

Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver bearing the serial #71400 (matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 5" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel present two-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a stagecoach robbery scene. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1853. Pistol exhibits much of its bluing and case hardening and retains much of its silver plating on the trigger guard and backstrap. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions to wood grips and some wear with some silvering loss to backstrap. Frame exhibits some slight dents near wedge and some light pitting near barrel muzzle. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Revolver

Lot # 5015 (Sale Order: 16 of 289)      

Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon revolver bearing the serial #9504 (matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 5" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel present two-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT" followed by serial number and is engraved with a Texas Ranger and Indian fight scene. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1849. Pistol exhibits much of its bluing and case hardening and exhibits good silvering to backstrap and trigger guard. Pistol exhibits minimal abrasions and digs to wood grips. Cylinder exhibits some light spotting. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

Lot # 5016 (Sale Order: 17 of 289)      

Factory engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver bearing the serial #226258E (matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 4" octagonal barrel. Frame, barrel, backstrap, trigger guard, and hammer exhibit significant decorative engraving. Top of barrel present two-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a stagecoach robbery scene. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1863. Pistol exhibits some of its bluing and case hardening with some areas exhibiting a pleasant gray patina with cylinder scene still strong. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions and digs to wood grips. Frame exhibits some minor abrasions and two small digs to top of barrel. Gun would rate fine in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1849 "Wells Fargo" Type Pocket Revolver

Lot # 5017 (Sale Order: 18 of 289)      

Colt Model 1849 pocket "Wells Fargo" type revolver bearing the serial #140357 (matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 3" octagonal barrel lacking loading lever. Top of barrel presents two-line stamping"ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW YORK CITY". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a strong stagecoach robbery scene. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1858. Pistol exhibits much of its bluing and case hardening with fine toning to brass. Pistol exhibits extremely light abrasions to wood grips and some wear to varnish at butt. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Model 1855 'Root' Sidehammer Pocket Revolver with Holster

Lot # 5018 (Sale Order: 19 of 289)      

Colt Model 1855 'Root' Sidehammer Pocket (Model 2) revolver bearing the serial #21785 (matching serial numbers) in .28 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 3.5" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel present two-line stamping in two-portions"COLT PT 1855" and "ADDRESS COL COLT HARTFORD CT USA". The cylinder presents "COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and shows cabin and Indian scene. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1859. Pistol exhibits much of its bluing and case hardening. Pistol exhibits minimal abrasions and digs to wood grips. Gun would rate fine to excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Pistol is housed in period leather holster that exhibits some dryness and cracking. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with Accoutrements

Lot # 5019 (Sale Order: 20 of 289)      

Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver bearing the serial #331108 (matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 4" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel present one-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a stagecoach robbery scene. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1873. Pistol exhibits almost all of its bluing and case hardening and retains much of its silver plating on the trigger guard and backstrap. Trigger guard silvering exhibits some slight loss. Pistol housed in original case containing eagle flask, mold, and cap box. Case measures 5.75" x 9.75" x 2" and presents original key. Gun would rate excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Cased Colt (London) Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with Accoutrements

Lot # 5020 (Sale Order: 21 of 289)      

Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket (London) revolver bearing the serial #2963 (matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 6" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel presents two-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped"COLTS PATENT No" followed by serial number and is engraved with a stagecoach robbery scene. Gun present several English proofing marks. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1854. Pistol exhibits nearly all of its bluing and case hardening. Pistol housed in original case containing a near mint Dixon & Sons powder flask, bullet mold, cleaning rod, L-shaped gun tool, cap box and extra nipples. Case measures 6" x 12" x 2.25" and presents original key. Pistol exhibits minor wear to backstrap. Gun would rate excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. This is a gorgeous cased firearm. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Cased Colt Model 1855 'Root' Pocket Revolver Model 3a with Accoutrements

Lot # 5021 (Sale Order: 22 of 289)      

Cased Colt Model 1855 'Root' Sidehammer Pocket (Model 3a) revolver with fluted cylinder bearing the serial #840(matching serial numbers) in .31 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 3.5" octagonal barrel. Top of barrel presents two-line stamping in two-portions"COLT PT 1855" and"ADDRESS COL COLT HARTFORD CT USA". The cylinder presents serial number. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1860. Pistol exhibits almost mint bluing and case hardening. Pistol exhibits some wear to cylinder including bluing. Pistol housed in original case containing powder flask, mold, screwdriver and cap box. Case measures 5.5" x 9.25" x 2" and lacks original key. Pistol exhibits minor wear to backstrap. Gun would rate near excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Cased Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver with Accoutrements

Lot # 5022 (Sale Order: 23 of 289)      

Cased Colt Model 1862 Police & Pocket revolver bearing the serial #9420 (matching serial numbers) in .36 caliber percussion. Pistol presents a 4.5" round barrel. Top of barrel presents one-line stamping"ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA". with left side of frame stamped "COLTS/PATENT in two lines. The cylinder is stamped on one flute"PAT SEPT. 10th 1850" with serial number on another flute. Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1862. Pistol exhibits much of its bluing and case. Frame and barrel exhibit some minor surface abrasions. Pistol housed in original case containing powder flask, mold, screwdriver, cap box and cartridge. Case measures 5.5" x 10.5" x 2" and lacks original key. Gun would rate near excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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Colt Single-Action Army Revolver (Artillery Model)

Lot # 5023 (Sale Order: 24 of 289)      

Colt Single Action Army Revolver (Artillery Model) bearing the serial #116739 (matching serial numbers with exception of loading gate which is numbered"118") in .45 caliber. Pistol presents a 5.5" round barrel. Top of barrel presents one-line stamping"COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.". with left side of frame stamped "US". Serial number indicates that the pistol was manufactured in 1885. Pistol exhibits the majority of its original bluing and case hardening. Pistol exhibits ordnance inspector mark of"R.A.C." (Rinaldo A. Carr) on wood of grip and interior rear of cylinder and"D.F.C" (David F. Clark) on metal towards front of frame. Wood and metal exhibit minimal abrasions and digs. Upper backstrap of pistol exhibits rack #"21". Gun would rate excellent in NRA antique firearms standards if not for mismatched loading gate. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection.
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Deringer "Peanut" .41 Caliber Pistol

Lot # 5024 (Sale Order: 25 of 289)      

Henry Deringer single shot "Peanut" sized pistol with 2" barrel and measuring 5" for complete pistol. Pistol is .41 caliber with barrel marked"Deringer Philadel" and side plate marked"Deringer Philadel". Pistol presents German silver mounts and trigger guard that presents engraved decoration. Gun would rate near excellent in NRA antique firearms standards. Provenance: Gary S. Wolfer Collection
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