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Antique & Modern Firearms & Edged Weapons Auction
Antique & Modern Firearms & Edged Weapons Auction

Antique & Modern Firearms & Edged Weapons Auction

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Antique Iron Indian Zagnal War Axe

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 605)      

Antique Iron Indian Zagnal War Axe, with incised decorated handle shaft. Some scattered silver inlay remains throughout the handle and fittings. 6.25'' ''bird's beak'' s...moretyle blade is carved with fish and tiger theme and decorative borders. Floral decorations and carved designs on pommel and top mount, with spike point pommel and acorn-shaped small hammer point. Overall length is 20.5''. Circa late 1700's to 1800's. Est.: $600-$900.

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Antique Japanese Matchlock Tanegashima

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Antique Japanese Matchlock Tanegashima, in approx. 50 cal., 40.5'' octagonal barrel, with inlaid brass family crest near the breach. Brass lock and fittings for match rop...moree. Wood stock is devoid of any decorations, with brass reinforcements for lock pins. There is some Japanese kanji written in black ink on the outside and inside barrel channel of the stock. Barrel appears to be signed under some heavy rust on the bottom. Overall length is 54''. Condition is good overall for its age with scratches and bruises to stock. Missing brass cover for barrel touch hole. Lock mechanism works adequately. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)

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Antique Japanese Wakizashi Sword

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 605)      

Antique Japanese Wakizashi Sword. Traditionally mounted Japanese samurai short sword with a 13.5'' shobu-zukuri style blade, and a small peaked wavy temper line. Unsigne...mored tang with two holes, one being filled with copper. Silver-plated copper habaki collar. The tsuba guard is soft metal with a nice dark patina, silver rim, and one gold over copper filled hitsu-ana hole. Old silk cord handle wrapping with flat copper menuki of an unknown design, and some damage to the wrapping on one side. Iron and gold handle fittings decorated in a bamboo leaf design are a matched set and unsigned. Dark red mottled lacquered saya scabbard showing some chips and scrapes, and one tight hairline crack on the back. Missing the kojiri, or bottom fitting for the scabbard. Blade polish has been smoothed over, but temper is visible. There is some very minor pinprick pitting and the tip of the point has been blunted. Blade circa late 1700's to 1800's. Est.: $500-$700.

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19th Century Brass Barreled Percussion Pistol

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 605)      

19th Century Brass Barreled Percussion Pistol, NVSN, approx. .54 smoothbore cal., 8.5'' barrel marked ''London'' on top flat, two proofmarks on left flat, engraving at ba...morerrel breech and iron tang. Serpentine iron lockplate marked ''Richardson'' and with floral engraving, matching engraving on hammer and triggerguard bow. Brass ramrod held by brass thimble integral with barrel, iron rear thimble. Iron triggerguard with fancy pineapple style front tang, German silver trap for percussion caps in butt, two German silver barrel wedge escutcheons, and German silver forend cap. Varnished walnut (or fruitwood) stock with basketweave checkering. Condition is very good with clean metal and clear markings; stock is solid and unmarked but for crack emanating from stock retaining screw at left breech area. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)

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French St. Etienne mkd Perc. Dueling/Target Pistol

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French St. Etienne marked Single-Shot Percussion Dueling or Target Pistol, ca. 1850s, NVSN, approx. .58 cal., 8'' twisted steel barrel is semi-swamped at the muzzle and f...moreeatures multi-groove rifling. Floral engraved steel furniture including lockplate with ''Aury/a St. Etienne'' within an oval border, hammer, triggerguard with long pineapple-style front finial and full-length rear tang, buttcap and flower-shaped left-side screw escutcheon. Varnished walnut halfstock with vacant silver shield at wrist, carved forend, floral carved raised molding at oval butt, checkering at wrist. Condition is good showing on overall gray metal patina, and traces of case hardening at breech tang, hammer and lockplate; plum-blue hammer screw may be a replacement. Stock is sound showing age and minor dings. Action is crisp and smooth; bore appears fine with sharp rifling. Est.: $600-$900. (Antique)

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Antique Perc. Plains Rifle, by P. Reinhard

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 605)      

Antique Heavy Barrel Halfstock Percussion Plains Rifle, by Peter A. Reinhard of Loudonville, Ohio, NVSN, .44 cal., 38'' heavy octagonal barrel marked ''P.A. Reinhard'' be...moretween rear sight and breech, low blade dovetailed front sight, barrel muzzle turned for bullet starter; long floral-engraved rear barrel tang; floral-engraved serpentine lockplate; percussion bolster with German silver cleanout plug; double set triggers; fancy iron triggerguard with rear finger rest; iron crescent buttplate with long floral engraved lower tang; varnished American walnut halfstock with two large and ornate German silver barrel wedge escutcheons and a matching floral engraved German silver patchbox on left side; pewter nosecap; two iron ramrod ferrules; plain hickory ramrod. Circa mid-1850s. Condition is very good, the iron parts showing no original finish but an overall aged brown patina with scattered darkening and light erosion. Halfstock is smooth, sound and shows excellent color. This rifle appears to be all original and untouched; engraving and markings are mostly clear; percussion nipple mashed; blued rear sight likely a later replacement. Action and set triggers function as designed; bore is clean with defined rifling. German immigrant Peter Reinhard was noted not only for the fine workmanship and high quality of his rifles, as reflected in this piece (and their correspondingly high prices when new), but for his prowess as a nationally-renowned competitive shooter. Est.: $1,200-$1,800. (Antique)

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High Quality Westley Richards Perc. SxS Shotgun

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 605)      

Very Late and High Quality Westley Richards Percussion Side-by-Side Shotgun, #4046. The 27.5'' 12 bore browned twist steel barrels are marked on the concave rib ''Westle...morey Richards, 170 New Bond St., London''. Locks are marked ''Westley Richards'', with English scroll engraving over buttplate tang, receiver, locks, hammers, triggerguard and pineapple decorations. There is also an interesting grip safety that prevents trigger movement unless depressed. The hooked breech has platinum blow-out plugs, and the ebony ramrod has brass ends and appears original. Barrels are proofed with 1868 Birmingham black powder proofmarks, with high-figure English walnut stock. Mfg'd ca. 1870, not long before the introduction of breech-loading double guns. Condition is antique excellent showing some use but no abuse. Trigger and locks function perfectly; bores are dusty but unpitted, one small crack forward of right-hand lock. Est.: $1,500-$2,000. (Antique)

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Antique Manhattan Bar Hammer Pepperbox

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 605)      

Antique Manhattan Bar Hammer Double Action Six-Shot Pepperbox Pistol, #44, .31 cal., 3-5/8'' barrel marked ''Cast Steel'' between two flutes; bar hammer is marked on left...more side ''Manhattan F.A. Mfg. Co./New York'' in two lines, floral hand-engraved steel frame with integral bag-style gripstraps and loop triggerguard; two-piece varnished walnut grips. Mfg'd mid- to late 1850s. Originally with blued and case hardened finishes. Condition is fine, the barrel group retaining perhaps 70% thin original blue blending with a smooth blue-brown patina, the frame a clean gunmetal gray, the hammer showing mottled case colors, the trigger mostly silvered out. Grips are smooth retaining approx. 95% original varnish with a few minor handling marks, fit well and have excellent color. Markings, engraving and edges are sharp, screw head slots are unusually nice for a pepperbox. Action functions as designed; smoothbores are clean, shiny and perhaps unfired. Pepperboxes are usually found in rough shape; this one is the exception. Est.: $500-$800. (Antique)

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Antique Sharps & Hankins Model 3B Pepperbox

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 605)      

Antique Sharps & Hankins Model 3B Single Action Spurtrigger Four-Barrel Pepperbox Pistol, #9414, .32 RF cal., 3.5'' blued barrel group, having small German silver blade a...morend frame-groove rear sights marked in top flute, ''Address Sharps & Hankins, Philadelphia, Penn.'' In one line; case hardened frame having integral gripstraps marked on right side, ''Sharps Patent/Jan. 25, 1859'' in two lines; hammer with unique rotating striker; one-piece varnished walnut grips. Knurled round button on left side releases barrel group to slide forward for cartridge loading/manual extraction. Mfg'd 1859-74. Originally with blued and case hardened finishes. Condition is excellent, the barrel group retaining approx. 96% deep dark original blue, the frame showing soft case colors, the gripstraps gunmetal gray, the hammer showing mottled case hardening, the trigger with bright fire-blue. Grips are smooth and retain approx. 95% original varnish, a very few minor handling marks, fit well and have excellent, almost rosewood-like grain and color. Markings and edges are very sharp, screw head slots are unblemished. Action functions well; bores are clean and smooth with sharp rifling. A truly exceptional example of its type, of which only about 2,000 were mfg'd. Est.: $750-$1,000. (Antique)

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Civil War National Arms Co. Iron Frame Derringer

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 605)      

Civil War National Arms Co. Iron Frame Single Shot Spurtrigger Derringer, #8158, .41 RF cal., 2.5'' steel barrel marked ''National Arms Co. Brooklyn, N.Y.'' on top, twist...mores to left for cartridge loading/ejection; scarce iron frame; twp-piece checkered walnut ''bird's head'' grips. Floral hand engraving appears on both sides and top of frame, backstrap and barrel at breech and muzzle. Likely originally made in full blued finish. Condition is very good retaining no original finish, but smooth metal with clear engraving and markings (one spot of erosion at left muzzle that does not affect markings); no patent date appears on barrel underside. Grips show sharp checkering and retain most of their original varnish (small chip out of right grip at frame juncture). Action is smooth and crisp; barrel hinge is solid; bore appears clean with visible rifling. This Iron Frame model is quite scarce and desirable. Est.: $600-$800. (Antique)

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Civil War S&W No. 2 Old Army Revolver

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 605)      

Civil War Smith & Wesson No. 2 Old Model Army Spurtrigger Single Action Revolver, #24514, .32 Long RF cal., 6'' octagonal barrel marked ''Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass...more.'' on top rib, 6-shot round cylinder with 1855-59-60 patent dates on central periphery, manual cylinder stop on topstrap with early three-pin feature, two-piece rosewood grips. Originally with blued and case hardened finishes. Condition is very good, retaining no blue but an overall gunmetal gray color with clear markings; tip-up barrel hinge is solid. Grips are smooth and undamaged, the right side with most original varnish and the left without finish. Action is smooth and crisp; bore is shiny with defined rifling. A popular sidearm among Union officers and enlisted men, this gun's serial number indicates production during the mid-Civil War years. Est.: $800-$1,200. (Antique)

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Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Infantry Rifle

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 605)      

Springfield Model 1884 Trapdoor Infantry Rifle, #423826, .45-70 CF cal., 32-5/8'' round barrel marked ''V/P/(eagle head)'' at breech and mounted with the standard block-b...morelade front and adjustable leaf Buffington rear sights (the latter correctly marked ''R'', for ''Rifle''); flush mounted lockplate marked ahead of hammer ''(spread-wing eagle)'' and ''U.S./Springfield'' in two lines; steel furniture including triggerguard with front sling swivel and long rear tang (a star is stamped on bottom of bow), grooved trigger, two spring-retained barrel bands (top band with sling swivel), nosecap, buttplate marked ''US'' ahead of top tang screw, and slotted button-tip ramrod. One-piece oil-finished walnut fullstock with an ''SWP'' mark (of Master Armorer Samuel W. Porter) within a rectangular cartouche having clipped-corners, on left side opposite the lock. Mfg'd 1886-91. Condition is near excellent retaining most of its original blue and case hardened finishes, the barrel having a dark blue-brown tone, the lockplate, barrel bands, nosecap, triggerguard, buttplate and ramrod showing bright glossy blue, and the case hardened breechblock (trapdoor) a blackish color. Stock is smooth and sound showing a few nicks but good color and perhaps a later coat of thin varnish; the buttstock inspector's mark is partially clear. Action is crisp; bore is brilliant with sharp rifling. Est.: $750-$1,250. (Antique)

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Civil War Era Small Bowie Knife, by Lamson & Goodnow

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 605)      

Civil War Era Small Bowie Knife, by Lamson & Goodnow, named to Civil War General, with black composition handle, fancy silver ferrule, and small nickel silver guard. The ...more5.5'' blade is marked with an oval maker's mark for Lamson & Goodnow Mfg. Co. in Massachusetts; reverse side of blade is engraved in block letters: ''To P.V. HAGNER, LT. COL. ORDN. Oct., 1863''. Blade shows age graying, light sharpening, and scattered erosion. Overall length is 9.5''. No sheath. Includes research information about Brigadier General Peter. V. Hagner, who was the Commander of the Watervliet Arsenal from 1863 to 1880. Est.: $500-$800.

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Collins No. 18 Bowie/Machete in Sheath

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 605)      

Collins No. 18 Bowie/Machete in Sheath, with Civil War markings to N.Y. Regiment and decorative brass handle. The 11.75'' blade has a double fuller on both sides and is m...morearked at the ricasso area with the Collins Legitimus arm and hammer stamp. Also stamped ''Collins & Co. Hartford, Acero Fino, Calidad, Garantizada, No.18''. Brass handle is beautifully decorated with raised lines and floral decorations. Blade is bright with very light scattered pinprick pitting, mainly on one side. Overall length is 18.25''. Leather Collins sheath is stamped with the Collins & Co. Legitimus logo and has impressed floral decorations. These fancy brass handles were fitted on No. 18 blades around 1877 to the 1890's, with the last catalogue showing them in 1904. Silver color-plated metal tip on bottom of sheath. Top of sheath has light writing of ''James H. Bean, Co(?) 193th Regiment, N.Y. Volunteers Inf. 1861-1865, Congress Winner''. Includes information from the National Archives showing James H. Bean in the 193rd New York Infantry. Est.: $750-$1,500.

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U.S.N. Dahlgren Bayonet Cut into a Bowie Knife

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 605)      

Original Civil War U.S.N. Dahlgren Bayonet Cut into a Bowie Knife, with old painted museum number at ricasso area of brass handle, 11.5'' blade with Ames maker markings, ...more16.25'' overall, stamped U.S.N., and dated 1862. Brass handle is marked at the top with fancy ''D.R.'' mark and anchor stamp. Handle is missing the bayonet locking pin and spring. Top of the original ''S'' guard has been removed. Wood hand grip with grooves and hole cut into rear, probably for a wrist thong, appears to be original. Knife is in very good condition overall, with blade showing age graying and some sharpening, but no appreciable pitting. Brass handle has a nice aged patina, with numerous dings and dents from use. No sheath. Est.: $800-$1,200.

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Fancy George Wostenholm Bowie Knife

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 605)      

Fancy George Wostenholm Bowie Knife, with nice long clip-point bowie blade with decorative file work on back spine. Marked at the ricasso ''Geo. Wostenholm I*XL''. Circa...more 1880 to turn of the century. Tang is full sized through the handle. Blade measures 7-7/8'' long, overall length is 12.25''. Beautiful aged ivory grip panels with inlaid silver plate have a couple of hairline cracks at two of the pins. Nickel silver crossguard is pointed on the tips. Blade shows minor age graying, light pitting, and sharpening scratches. Leather sheath is stitched and riveted, but appears newer than the knife. Est.: $700-$900.

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Ornate GAR Sword, by Ames

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 605)      

Ornate GAR Sword, by Ames, 35'' overall, 28'' blade, with ornate gold-plated hilt, embellished with GAR and floral motifs and equipped with a folding rear guard. Grip ap...morepears to be cast in bronze and wrapped with double twist gold-plated wire. German blade is decorated in gold on the obverse with patriotic and GAR motifs with the name ''Lewis N. Hurie, Past Commander''. The reverse blade is decorated in gold with floral and GAR motifs and the name ''John A. Hawes Post 159 GAR''. Nickel-plated scabbard is mounted with gold-plated furniture in a pierced filigree floral pattern, with slight lifting to the nickel. Est.: $500-$700.

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Civil War Metropolitan Arms Co. Navy Perc. Revolver

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 605)      

Civil War Metropolitan Arms Co. Navy Single Action Percussion Revolver, #5085, .36 cal., 7.5'' octagonal barrel marked on top flat ''Metropolitan Arms Co. New-York'' flan...moreked by small outward-pointing chevrons, 6-shot round cylinder roll engraved with a naval battle scene, silver-plated brass gripstraps, one-piece varnished walnut grips. Mfg'd 1864-66 in a quantity of just over 6,000 revolvers; thus quite rare today, and even more desirable with this Metropolitan barrel marking. Originally with blue and case hardened finishes. Condition is very good retaining no original blue but an overall smooth brown patina (perhaps applied after cleaning), faint mottled case hardening to frame and hammer, and traces of silver on gripstraps; cylinder scene is perhaps 10% visible due to dings on its periphery and probably was lightly rolled to begin with. Grips are smooth and sound with a ding at left toe and a tiny chip out of right toe, fit well and show a pleasing color. Markings are clear; most screw head slots are unblemished; gun remains tight and all parts fit well; all serial numbers match including cylinder, lever and barrel wedge. Action is crisp and sure; bore is shiny with erosion toward breech and well-defined rifling. A scarce American revolver likely reflecting genuine Civil War use but no abuse. Est.: $1,200-$1,800. (Antique)

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Remington/Frankford Model 1858 Tape-Primer Musket

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 605)      

Remington/Frankford Arsenal Model 1858 3-Band Tape-Primer Percussion Rifle-Musket Altered from a U.S. Model 1816 Flintlock Rifle-Musket, NVSN, .69 cal., 41.5'' thin-walle...mored round barrel marked ''JT'' at left breech, ''1856/B/98'' on rear tang, has an integral bayonet lug just behind muzzle and an adjustable leaf rear sight with range settings marked ''1'', ''2'', ''3'' and ''4''; beveled lockplate with integral Maynard tape primer mechanism is marked ''Remington's/Ilion, N.Y./1855/U.S.'' in four lines vertically behind high-spur hammer; steel furniture including serpentine sideplate marked ''LG''(?) and ''1'', triggerguard having an elongated rear tang and front sling swivel, three spring-retained barrel bands (the middle band with sling swivel, the double-strap top band with integral blade front sight); buttplate marked ''US'' on top tang, and button-tip ramrod. Oil-finished walnut fullstock with low comb unique to Model 1816 is marked ''V/JAS'' on rear of raised apron opposite lock and ''MB'' underneath at rear triggerguard tang. Condition is near very good showing smooth aged ''bright'' metal on barrel and lock and dark patina on other metal parts. Stock is sound showing marks of smoothing over dings and scrapes, and a dark patina; tape primer mechanism works as designed. Action is tight and positive; bore appears clean with defined rifling. Est.: $750-$1,000. (Antique)

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Springfield Model 1873 Single Shot Military Rifle

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 605)      

U.S. Springfield Model 1873 Single Shot Breechloading Military Cartridge Rifle, with bayonet and scabbard, #439553, .45-70 CF cal., 29-5/8'' round barrel (measured from m...moreuzzle to breech face) marked ''V/P/(eaglehead)'' at breech and fitted with the standard block-blade front sight (which doubles as bayonet lug) and correct ''R''-marked long range adjustable leaf rifle rear sight; trapdoor marked ''U.S/Model/1873'' in three lines at hinge; flat lockplate marked ''U.S./Springfield'' in two lines ahead of a detailed spread-eagle holding olive branches; steel furniture including two spring-retained barrel bands (top band with sling swivel), triggerguard having a long rear tang and a sling swivel at front, ''US'' marked buttplate, and slotted button-head ramrod. One-piece walnut rifle fullstock having the ''SWP'' initials of Master Armorer Samuel W. Porter over ''1883'' within a rectangular cartouche (partially obscured by wear) opposite the lock. Originally finished with blued barrel and lockplate, case hardened trapdoor and oil-finished stock. Mfg'd 1873-77. Condition is very good, having a smooth brownish patina to barrel and lockplate; triggerguard with approx. 90% original glossy blue; trapdoor with traces of case hardening colors. Stock with minor dings from military use and perhaps a later coat of thin varnish shows nice color. Overall the gun is sound, complete and original as issued. Action is very tight and crisp; bore is clean and shiny with distinct rifling. Bayonet a light gunmetal gray; scabbard condition matches with brown leather frog and brass ''US'' rosette in fine condition. The writer cannot account for this rifle's shorter than standard barrel; there are no signs of alteration, the front sight does not appear to have been re-set; workmanship is of arsenal quality, and it bears all the signs of legitimate age. Est.: $750-$1,000. (Antique)

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Spencer 7-Shot Repeating Lever Action Carbine

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 605)      

Indian Wars Altered Spencer 7-Shot Repeating Lever Action Cartridge Carbine, #47532, .50 RF (.56-50/.56-52) cal., 22'' blued round barrel having integral block-blade fron...moret sight and single-leaf adjustable rear sight; top of case hardened steel receiver marked ''Spencer Repeating/Rifle Co., Boston, Mass./Pat'd. March 6, 1860'' (markings very faint) in three lines; case hardened steel furniture including single barrel band, left-side sling bar and ring, sling swivel under buttstock, and steel buttplate having a sliding door opening to the magazine tube for cartridge loading; oil-finished walnut forend and buttstock having a clear ''ESA'' cartouche of Master Armorer Erskine S. Allin on left side. Originally mfg'd 1863-65. Some 11,000 of these arms were altered and refinished at Springfield Armory c. 1867-1874: the alterations included sleeving the barrel for the smaller caliber three-groove rifled bore, and the addition of a Stabler Cutoff ahead of the trigger (allows for use as a single-shot). Condition is very good as likely refinished at the time of alteration (accounting for the weak receiver markings): barrel retains approx. 50% blue mixing with occasional discoloration; receiver shows nicely mottled case hardening colors, with softer colors on the sideplate, hammer, operating lever and buttplate. Stocks are sound with few marks, fit well and show nice coloration. Action functions smoothly; internals appear as-new; bore is bright with defined rifling. Est.: $1,750-$2,750. (Antique)

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Civil War Sharps New 1863 Military Carbine

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 605)      

Civil War Sharps New Model 1863 ''Straight Breech'' Single Shot Percussion Military Carbine, #96967, .52 cal., 22'' round barrel marked ''Sharps Rifle/Manufg. Co./Hartfor...mored, Conn.'' In three lines behind barrel band and ''New Model 1863'' ahead of breech, has integral block-blade front sight and adjustable leaf rear sight; receiver marked on left side ''C. Sharps Pat./Sept. 12th, 1848'', on right side ''C. Sharps Pat./Oct. 5th, 1852'' to rear of hammer, and ''R.S. Lawrence Pat./April 12th, 1859'' at top below pellet primer. Steel furniture including left-side sling bar and ring (marked ''H.D.H.'' on rear tang), hammer, serpentine operating lever, catch, trigger, single spring-retained barrel band and crescent buttplate. Two-piece oil-finished walnut forestock and buttstock. Mfg'd 1859-1866. Condition is very good retaining traces of blue in protected areas of barrel, receiver with slivered case hardening, scattered light discoloration, and otherwise smooth gray-brown metal; edges are sharp, markings are clear, top tang screws show bright fire blue as does the lever pin. Stocks show dings and scrapes of military use, particularly on forend, nice coloration and perhaps a thin later coat of varnish. Action is tight and smooth; bore is shiny with scattered roughness and deep rifling. Est.: $1,750-$2,750. (Antique)

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Springfield Model 1888 ''Ramrod Bayonet'' Trapdoor Infantry Rifle

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U.S. Springfield Model 1888 ''Ramrod Bayonet'' Trapdoor Infantry Rifle, #545087, .45-70 CF cal., 32-5/8'' round barrel marked ''V/P/(eagle head)'' at breech and mounted w...moreith the standard block-blade front and adjustable leaf Buffington rear sights (the latter correctly marked ''R'', for ''Rifle''); flush-mounted lockplate is marked ahead of the hammer with ''(spread-wing eagle)'' and ''U.S./Springfield'' in two lines; steel furniture including triggerguard with front sling swivel and long rear tang, grooved trigger, two spring-retained barrel bands (top band with sling swivel), nosecap, buttplate with hinged door for cleaning rod in butt trap, marked ''US'' below top tang screw, and a uniquely-retained steel ramrod with knurled pointed tip. One-piece oil-finished walnut fullstock with an ''SWP'' mark (of Master Armorer Samuel W. Porter) and the date ''1892'' within a rectangular cartouche having clipped-corners on left side opposite the lock. Mfg'd 1889-93. Condition is very good, the barrel having a smooth blue-brown tone, the lockplate, barrel bands, nosecap, triggerguard, buttplate and ramrod showing similar finish, and silvered case hardening on the breechblock (trapdoor). Markings are clear, edges are sharp, and screw head slots are unblemished. Stock is smooth and sound showing only very minor marks and excellent color; the inspector's mark at left wrist is clear. Action is crisp, bore is brilliant with sharp rifling. Est.: $650-$850. (Antique)

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Springfield Model 1884 Military Rifle

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 605)      

U.S. Springfield Model 1884 Single Shot Trapdoor Military Rifle, with bayonet and scabbard, #447688, .45-70 CF cal., 32-5/8'' round barrel (measured from muzzle to breech...more face) marked ''V/P/(eaglehead)'' at breech and fitted with the standard block-blade front sight (which doubles as bayonet lug) and correct ''R''-marked Buffington adjustable leaf rifle rear sight; trapdoor marked ''U.S/Model/1884'' in three lines at hinge; flat lockplate marked ''U.S./Springfield'' in two lines (obscured) ahead of a detailed spread-eagle holding olive branches; steel furniture including two spring-retained barrel bands (top band with sling swivel), triggerguard having a long rear tang and a sling swivel, ''US'' marked buttplate, and slotted button-head ramrod. One-piece walnut rifle fullstock. Originally finished with blued barrel and lockplate, case hardened trapdoor and oil-finished stock. Mfg'd 1886-91. Condition is good to very good, having a thin rusty-brown patina to metal; trapdoor with bright case hardening colors on underside. Stock with moderate dings and scars from military use. Overall the gun is sound, complete and original as issued and will improve greatly with a careful cleaning. Action is very tight and crisp; bore is clean and shiny with distinct rifling. Bayonet retains approx. 35% bright blue marred by scattered rust pitting; scabbard matches with leather parts having age cracking to the finish mainly on backside. Est.: $600-$800. (Antique)

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Kittredge-mkd Frank Wesson Tip-Up Military Carbine

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 605)      

Civil War Era B. Kittredge & Co.-marked Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Single Shot Tip-Up Military Carbine, #3459, .44 RF cal., 24'' blued octagonal barrel is marked on top fla...moret ''F. Wesson's Patent/Oct. 25, 1859 & Nov. 11, 1862'' in two lines ahead of ''B. Kittredge & Co./Cincinnati, O'' (the latter faint) in two lines, has dovetailed blade front sight, single-leaf rear sight, and sling swivel mount dovetailed midway beneath; steel receiver with distinctive two triggers (front trigger releases barrel) and scrolled triggerguard with long rear tang mounted with sling swivel; varnished walnut buttstock with brass crescent buttplate. Mfg'd 1859-88. Condition is very good to fine, the barrel retaining approx. 75% thinning blue (cleaned on top flat ahead of breech to reveal lettering); no original finish to cleaned receiver; smooth blue-brown patina to triggerguard; and aged brass patina to buttplate. Buttstock is smooth and sound showing minor nicking from age and use, with approx. 90% original varnish finish and nice color. Missing the under-barrel sling swivel (the dovetailed mount is intact). Action functions smoothly; bore is clean with deep rifling. The Ohio firm of Benjamin Kittredge & Co. is known to have furnished over 2,000 of these Frank Wesson military carbines to Missouri, Kansas, Indiana and Kentucky state units. Est.: $1,000-$2,000. (Antique)

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