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Cowan's inaugural Arms & Armor sale under the leadership of new department head Tim Carey brings a wide variety of historic and collectible arms to market, many of which are fresh from the long-time collection of Charlie Hinton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The sale includes a nice selection of Winchesters as well a great collection of M1 Carbines including many rare and desirable examples. The military long arms cover the period from the Indian Wars through WWII with highlights including a wonderful Luftwaffe Survival Drilling. The handguns range from percussion Civil War revolvers through the post-WWII period and include a great selection of Lugers and other military pistols.


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513-871-1670 x227Cowan's inaugural Arms & Armor sale under the leadership of new department head Tim Carey brings a wide variety of historic and collectible arms to market, many of which are fresh from the long-time collection of Charlie Hinton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The sale includes a nice selection...
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Remington New Model Pocket Cartridge Conversion

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 344)      

.32RF caliber, 3.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 13256. Blued finish, varnished rosewood grips. Factory alteration to rimfire with removable rear cylinder face numbered 2751, matching the rear face of the cylinder itself. Standard barrel markings. Grips pencil numbered to the gun.

Provenance: From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition: Good. Retains some traces of flaked blue on the barrel with no finish on the frame. Exposed metal with a pewter color, showing some pitting on the frame forward of the cylinder and some impact marks on the barrel, heavier under the loading lever. Clear barrel markings, mechanically functional, fair bore is heavily oxidized and pitted. Grips very good with some original finish and light handling marks.

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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U.S. Model 1841 Naval Cutlass

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 344)      

21" blade length. 26.25" overall length. Double-edged spear point blade with pronounced median ridge. Features a brass hilt with knuckleguard, scaled grip, and a nippled pommel with crested American Eagles casted to both sides. Blade markings include "N.P.AMES/SPRINGFIELD" to right side ricasso, and "U.S.N./1843/JCB" marked to left side ricasso. Hilt markings include "CO" under bow, "97" to top right side of bow, "N.W.P." to right of crossguard, and "W.J.A." to left of crossguard. 

Condition: Good. Blade is clean with some light pitting and discoloration overall. Hilt has some wear to scaled grips, and crossguard shows some cracking. Bow has light pitting overall. 

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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Scarce Vermont Underhammer Folwer by Nicanor Kendall

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 344)      

20 gauge, 42.25" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 233. Browned barrel, brass furniture and smooth straight gripped perch-belly hardwood stock. Under hammer percussion ignition, top of receiver marked in five lines: SMITH'S / IMPROVED / PATENT / STUD / LOCK. Skeletonized brass pistol-grip triggerguard, brass buttplate and lock screw escutcheons, small lozenge-shaped brass plate in reverse stock. Rear sight numbered 233. Includes a wooden ramrod with a brass tip. Nicanor Kendall  (1807-1861) was a gunsmith who worked in Windsor, VT ca1835-1849 producing under hammer guns that were actually manufactured by inmates at the Vermont State Prison. From 1835-38 he worked as Kendall, Hubbard & Smith, from 1838-42 as N. Kendall & Co and then in 1842 joined the venture of Robbins, Kendall & Lawrence which would eventually become Robbins & Lawrence. Robbins, Kendall & Lawrence was one of the first contractors to produce US Model 1841 "Mississippi" Rifles for the US Government and would go on to produce a wide array of arms during the 1840s and 1850s, including the early arms of Christian Sharps. Early Nicanor Kendall guns from the State Prison manufacturing era are quite scarce and very collectible. While his under hammer rifles appear on the market from time to time, the fowlers, or "smooth rifles" are much less common.

Condition: Very good. Retains some of the browned finish mixed with a plum patina and some scattered surface oxidation. Some moderate pitting is present around the breech area and on the hammer. Markings remain legible, mechanically functional, moderately oxidized bore with scattered pitting. Stock good with an old U-shaped crack at the wrist running from the rear of the tang down towards the triggerguard area. Otherwise showing scattered bumps, dings, mars and surface scuffs.

EST $ 1200 - 1800...more

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Swiss Schuetzen-style Percussion Rifle, .36cal

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 344)      

.36 caliber cap and ball. 35" barrel length. S/N: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with target sights, wood palm rest, heavy octagon barrel, and double triggers. Blued metal finish to barrels, brass accoutrements, with a solid plain walnut perch-belly stock. Features a swiss-style buttplate, serpentine trigger guard, and brass-capped ramrod. It has the words "Devenoge A Grandson" marked to top of barrel, and a brass accoutrement engraved "To Favre" on left side grip. Schuetzen rifles were single-shot competition guns used widely in Europe from about 1875-1945. Most are custom made by independent gunmakers of the period. 

Condition: Very good. Bore was not disassembled for examination. Blued metal finish has started to turn to a patina. There are pit marks, dings, and some spots of surface oxidation to heavy barrel overall. Stock is still in very good condition, with some minor scratches overall and losses to wood around trigger guard. 

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Swiss Schuetzen-style Percussion Rifle, .41cal

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 344)      

About .410 caliber, 34" barrel length, S/N: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with heavy octagonal barrel, target sights, swivel sling mounts, and palm rest. Blued metal finish to barrel, brass accoutrements, and plain perch-belly walnut stock with black forend cap. Item has (IFI) engraved brass accoutrement to left side lockplate, "DESTRAZ A ESSERTES" marked to right side lockplate, and "ACIER FONDU" marked to top of barrel indicating the steel used for the barrel. Features a Swiss-style buttplate, serpentine trigger guard, and leather sling. Schuetzen rifles were single-shot competition guns used widely in Europe from about 1875-1945. Most are custom made by independent gunmakers of the period. 

Condition: Very good. Bore is in good condition, some oxidation. Blued metal finish has worn away on most parts of barrel, patina to muzzle and underneart of barrel. Stock is still in very good condition, with only minor scratches and dings overall. Action to trigger may need work. 

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Hudson Bay Co. Flintlock Trade Gun by Barnett

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 344)      

20 Bore (about .62 caliber), 38" pinned octagonal-to-round 3-stage barrel with baluster turned rings at the transitions, no S/N. Browned finish, nails secured brass buttplate, cast brass thimbles and entry pipe, 3-screw serpent side plate, oversized iron triggerguard. Rounded 6.375" flint lock with pointed tail and double boarder line engraving. Integral fenced and bridled iron pan, rounded swan neck cock. Lock marked with the tombstone {FOX/EB} Hudson Bay Company mark of Edward Bond with tail of lock marked in two arched vertical lines BARNETT / 1838. Top of breech with same tombstone {FOX/EB} marking and left angled flat with London commercial commercial proof marks. Full length stock with simple raised carved apron around breech plug tang and extended moulding at tail of lock mortise. Breech plug tang secured with a single screw entering front the bottom front of the triggerguard. Includes a brass tipped wood ramrod with iron wiper at the end. This exact trade musket is featured on the cover of the book For Trade and Treaty by Ryan Gale.

Condition: Good to very good. Metal with a moderately oxidized brown patina showing scattered light pitting over the entire barrel, more moderate at the breech. Lock and barrel remain in original flint configuration with a moderately oxidized touchhole that shows some erosion. Bore is dark, dirty and heavily oxidized. Lock remains functional with an apparently replaced cock screw. Stock sanded with buttplate proud of the wood on both sides and at toe. Stock with two repaired diagonal cracks in the obverse forend near the second pipe.

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U.S. Model 1832 Artillery Sword w/ Scabbard

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 344)      

19" blade length. 26" overall with scabbard. Double-edged sword with single and double fullers to both sides. Features a brass hilt with scaled grip, and a nippled pommel with crested American eagle castings to both sides. Markings include an "(Eagle)/N.P.AMES/SPRINGFIELD" to right side ricasso, and "UNITED/STATES/1839/W.S." to left side ricasso. Hilt is marked with letters "M.S." to crossguard on right side. Includes black leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. 

Condition: Good. Blade shows some mottled gray discoloration overall. Hilt has some darkening to scaled grip. Brass fixtures on scabbard are darkened, and there is cracking and minor losses to leather on edges. 

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Girard Schuetzen-style Percussion Rifle, .38cal

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 344)      

.38 caliber, 33" barrel length, S/N: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with peep and hooded target sights, palm rest, heavy octagonal barrel, and double triggers. Blued metal finish to barrel, with brass accoutrements, and a solid plain walnut perch-belly stock. Features a Swiss-style metal buttplate, serpentine triggerguard, and swivel sling mounts. There are floral script engravings to lockplate and cock lever, with "Girard a Aigle" marked to center of lockplate. Schuetzen rifles are single-shot competition guns that were used widely in Europe from about 1875-1945. Most are custom made by independent gunmakers of the period. 

Condition: Very good. Bore appears to be in good condition, some oxidation possible. Most of metal finish has turned to patina with some surface losses toward muzzle of barrel. Wood stock is still in good condition, has scratches and dings overall. 

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Rare T.J. Albright St. Louis Retailer Marked Percussion Shotgun

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 344)      

12 gauge, 32" barrels with concave rib, no S/N. Damascus patterned brown barrels, color case hardened locks, blued iron furniture, checkered walnut straight-gripped stock with smooth iron buttplate and checkered splinter forend, secured by a single key. Double hammers, double triggers, platinum blowouts, small German silver escutcheon in toe line of stock for the engraving of initials or a crest is not marked. Includes a brass tipped wooden ramrod that is probably a replacement. Top rib engraved in a single line TJ ALBRIGHT & SONS St LOUIS FINE TWIST. Bottoms of barrels with post-1813 Birmingham commercial proof marks and 12 gauge marks, additionally marked W&CS, the mark of long time Birmingham gunmakers William & Charles Scott, one of the primary forerunners of the later 19th century firm of Webley & Scott. Locks and cocks lightly engraved with loose English-style foliate scrolls and marked TJ ALBRIGHT & SONS. John Thomas Albright (1808-1890) was a Pennsylvania native who worked as a gunsmith in Stroudsburg, PA ca1835-40 prior to moving to St. Louis and opening a gunmaking and retailing establishment in 1842. He was joined by his sons John Thomas Jr. and William in the business ca1849, becoming TJ Albright & Sons. Albright was a contemporary of the other major St. Louis gunmakers of the period of western expansion and the "plains rifle", including the iconic Hawkens and H.E. Dimick. While he concentrated on building rifles, like most American gunmakers of the period he relied upon imported shotguns from England and Belgium to service those clients who wanted one, as the guns could be imported more cheaply than produced in America during that time. A very scarce example of a circa 1850s St. Louis retailer marked percussion shotgun that would be a wonderful addition to a display of fine western rifles like those by Hawken, Albright and Dimick.

Provenance: ex Jim Davis Collection

Condition: Fine. Retains much of the Damascus patterning on the barrels, mixed with a mostly smooth plum patina, markings remain clear and crisp as does engraving on the locks. Metal with some scattered surface oxidation and some scattered pinpricking here and there. Percussion cones replaced, mechanically functional, very good bores need to be cleaned with scattered oxidation and some light pitting and measure closer to 10 gauge "modified" than to 12 gauge as marked underneath. Stock crisp some original finish remaining, retaining mostly sharp checkering and some scattered minor bumps, dings and mars.

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**Remington U.M.C. Co. Ilion N.Y. Derringer 2nd Variation with Holster

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 344)      

.41 rimfire caliber, 3" superimposed barrels, S/N L97405. Single-shot break action derringer with over/under barrels separated by a rib, exposed hammer, spur trigger, and fixed notch and shark fin sights. Finish was most likely blued metal, with checkered hard rubber grips. Includes brown leather holster. 

**Requires C&R or FFL

Condition: Fair to good. Bores are frosty with residue to both. Finish has turned to a plum patina entirely. Hard rubber grips show some light wear to checkering. 

EST $ 200 - 600...more

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17th Century English Breastplate

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 344)      

1.) Sapper's helmet with double visors, ridged dome, and riveted rim. Features remnants of leather lining secured by rivets, and one ear protector. Item appears to be unmarked, possibly made during 17th century French conflicts.

2.) 17th century English Cromwellian-style breastplate. Features a cast iron shell with burlap lining and leather upholstering to flared edges. There are no visible maker's marks. Appears as if the wearer of this armor was wounded at some point, based on the size and location of rip in lining accompanied by dark brown discolorations. Most likely made and worn during the English Civil War (1642-1651).

Condition: 1.) Fair. Most of metal has heavy oxidation and pitting. Leather lining only remains in areas fastened by rivets. Missing one ear protector. Ball dent to dome.

2.)Fair. Most of metal has heavy oxidation, pitting, and losses. Burlap lining has holes, rips, and discoloration overall. Leather upholstering to edges is cracked, dry-rotting, and has heavy losses overall.  

EST $ 1500 - 3000...more

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J. Muller Schuetzen-style Percussion Rifle, .68 cal

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 344)      

.68 caliber. 35" barrel length. S/N: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with adjustable ladder-style rear sight, double set triggers, and what appears to be a bayonet attachment. There is a polished finish to twisted steel barrel and a straight-grip walnut stock with shoulder cutaway to right side and metal forend cap. Features a Swiss-style metal buttplate, brass serpentine trigger guard, and swivel sling mounts. Lockplate and cock lever are engraved with Grecian-style fretwork designs to border edges. Cock lever also features a sunburst-style engraving of a cloud and lightning bolts. Marked to lockplate is the signature "J. Muller", and to barrel "J. Muller in Bern". Top of barrel is marked with what appears to be measurements each about five inches apart of 500, 400, and 300. Also to top of barrel is a possible serial number mark "13/15" near breech. There is a brass octagonal escutcheon marked "T:Lanz" to left side, opposite of lockplate. 

Swiss Schuetzen rifles were popular in Europe from about 1875-1945. Made by many independent gunmakers, most of these rifles are custom fitted to competition shooters of the period. This Schuetzen rifle appears to be attributed to Johann Muller of Bern, Switzerland (1800-1866), who produced firearms for both military use and competition shooting. 

Condition: Very good. Bore appears to be in good condition. Finish may have been blued at one point, but is overall a nice polished steel exhibiting barrel twists, and some spots of patina near sights and lockplate. Wood stock is in very good condition overall with only minor scratches and dings. Action is functional. 

EST $ 1000 - 1200...more

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James Rodgers "Self Protector" Percussion Knife Pistol

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 344)      

.30 caliber, 3.3125" octagonal German silver barrel, no S/N. Bright finish on barrel, pinned smooth horn grip scales, balance of construction of steel with German silver bolsters and brass liners. Single action, single-shot percussion knife pistol with folding trigger and two knife blades. Barrel with post-1813 Birmingham proof marks. Larger blade is a double-edged spear point blade with a prominent medial ridge that measures 3.5" in length and .56" in width, marked on the reverse ricasso JAMES/RODGERS/SHEFFIELD. Larger blade is acid etched on the reverse SELF / PROTECTOR with a frosted background, foliate decorations and a {Spread-Winged Eagle}. Smaller blade is a single-edged drop point blade that measures 2.5" in length and is .26" wide. The ricasso has the same markings as the larger blade. Includes the German silver bullet mold and tweezers stored in the butt, storage compartment in butt is empty. Overall length with large blade deployed is roughly 10", folded about 6.375". A far superior to average example of a desirable and large folding knife pistol by James Rodgers.

Condition: Fine. Barrel with most of its original polish, large blade with much of the acid etched decorations. Both blades with much of their original polish showing some scattered freckling and lightly oxidized discoloration. Mechanically functional, moderately oxidized bore. Accessories very good to fine. Horn scales near fine, with some oxidation to the pins, some very minor chipping and cracking around the lower rear pin on the reverse and some similar minor chipping and cracking around the same pin on the obverse.

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17th Century English Lobster-Pot Helmet

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 344)      

17th century English Cromwellian-style lobster tail pot helmet. Two-piece skull fastened with an arch of seven rivets. Also features a visor, 3-panel lobster tail neck defense, spade-tipped nasal, and leather lined ear protectors. Most likely made and worn during the English Civil War (1642-1651).

Condition: Good. Item shows a gray patina overall. Leather lining of ear protectors is cracked and left ear protector lining shows some wear to straps. 

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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16th Century Italian "Pisan" Etched Backplate

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 344)      

16th century North Italian "Pisan-style" backplate with flared ridged edges and a fine etched finish. Etchings include "mop & broom" designs such as parts from floral script patterns, figural heads, animals, and musical instruments all lined with rope patterned sunbeam borders. Interior of backplate shows repairs have been made to this item at some point in time, possibly from period. 

Condition: Good. Finish to backplate has a nice grey-brown patina to background and crevices of etchings. Wear and dulling to etchings. Interior shows heavy oxidation and two repairs possibly made during time period of production. 

EST $ 800 - 1000...more

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R. Grimm Schuetzen-style Percussion Rifle, .40cal

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 344)      

.40 caliber. 31" barrel length. S/N: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with target sights, double set triggers, and a heavy octagonal barrel with rounded muzzle. Blued metal finish to barrel, with a checkered perch-belly monte carlo-style stock and plain forearm. Features silver-plated Swiss-style buttplate, serpentine triggerguard, forend cap, and accoutrements. There is an aperture rear sight, hooded front sight, and fixed iron mid-barrel sight. Top of barrel is marked "R. Grimm Chicago". Schuetzen rifles are single-shot competition guns that were popular in Europe from about 1875-1945. Most are custom made by independent gunmakers of the period. This particular schuetzen rifle is attributed to gunsmith Rudolph Grimm of Chicago. Appearing in Chicago sometime around 1872 with William Starke, the two were partners until about 1875. Grimm then worked alone as a gunsmith from 1875 until around 1903; this gun is most likely from that time period. 

Condition: Very good. Bore shows signs of oxidation. Metal finish has turned to a patina on barrel, lockplate, and sights. Wood stock is in good condition with some minor scratches and dings overall. Action is functional. There is a small screw-sized hole to right side of grip. 

EST $ 800 - 1000...more

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Colt 4th Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 344)      

.36 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 166532 (mfg. ca1863). Blued finish, color casehardened frame, silver plated brass backstrap and triggerguard, smooth one-piece varnished walnut grip. One-line New York barrel address, 6-shot cylinder with roll engraved naval battle scene. Strange serial numbering suggesting a tough day at the Colt factory. Frame numbered 166532 and cylinder arbor numbered 6532, with barrel, triggerguard and butt numbered 165532. Cylinder numbered 5592 and then 6532 below the original number, "force matching" the cylinder to the frame. Grip renumbered as well, marked 5532 in period ink numbering it to the backstrap, triggerguard and barrel, with the original number in the grip crossed out as well. Loading lever unnumbered, wedge completely mismatched and numbered 62132. An attractive Civil War period Colt Navy that suffers from bizarre numbering.

Provenance: From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition: Very good. Barrel with strong traces of blue finish, mixed with a mostly plum patina. Frame with a grayish brown patina and hints of mottled color. Markings clear, much of the cylinder scene is present. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate pitting closer to the muzzle. Near fine grips retain much of their varnish with some high edge wear and loss and some lightly scattered bumps and dings.

EST $ 1500 - 2000...more

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Rare H.E. Dimick of St. Louis Shotgun

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 344)      

10 gauge, 30" barrels, no S/N. Browned Damascus patterned barrels, color case hardened receiver and locks, checkered pistol grip stock with smooth steel buttplate and checkered splinter forend with contrasting tip insert. Side lever action breechloading cartridge shotgun apparently altered from an originally percussion gun with one-piece stock altered to a hinged two-piece stock secured by the break off breech and wedge. Highly figured walnut stock appears to be spliced at the rear of the pistol grip. Rib engraved H.E. Dimick St. Louis Mo, locks engraved with game scenes and marked H.E. Dimick. Horace Dicmick (1809-1873) was major gun maker and retailer in St. Louis ca1849-1873 and was a contemporary of other notable St. Louis gunmakers like the Hawkens and TJ Albright. Dimick firearms from this period are extremely desirable and collectible, and this is a particularly interesting example of Dimick's work.

Provenance: ex Jim Davis Collection

Condition: Very good. Retains some strong traces of brown and Damascus patterns, mixed with a mostly plum patina and showing some scattered surface oxidation. Metal mostly smooth with some lightly scattered pinpricking and small areas of light pitting here and there. Mechanically functional, good bores are dark and oxidized and might clean to better. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks and very sharp checkering that may have been recut.

EST $ 1500 - 2500...more

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Swiss Schuetzen, .38 cal.

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 344)      

.38 caliber, 34" octagonal barrel length, S/N: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle with spur hammer, double set triggers, ivory-tipped ramrod, and adjustable target aperture and fixed front sights. Blued metal finish, silver tang and fittings, brass fittings, and varnished walnut Monte Carlo-style stock. Features a Swiss-style buttplate, serpentine triggerguard, and lower tang that extends from forearm all the way to butt of stock, appearing as a dragon relief behind triggerguard. Engravings include fine floral and fret marks to lockplate, metal portion of forearm, upper tang, lower tang, breech, and there is a dragon engraving to relief fitting under butt. Has maker's marks "Tschumy a Mouclon" to lockplate. 

Condition: Very good to excellent. Bore appears to be in good condition. There are some losses to metal finish on sharp edges and an abrasion to mid-barrel area. Wood stock is also in great condition. 

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Fine Cased Webley Wedge Frame Revolver

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 344)      

54-bore (.442 caliber), 6" octagonal barrel, S/N 2778. Blued and color case hardened finish, checkered one-piece walnut grip. Topstrap engraved WEBLEY & SON, LONDON, lower left side of frame engraved PATENT No2778. No other markings except the expected Birmingham commercial proof marks and numbers on the chambers of the cylinder. First type loading lever. Revolver falls in the serial number range of Confederate purchased Webley Wedge Frame revolvers acquired from Nelson Clements and delivered to the Houston Quartermaster. Revolver is contained in an original mahogany veneered English casing with a dark green baize lining. The casing contains a WD (William Davies) marked 54-bore single cavity round nosed bullet mold, a James Dixon & Sons marked copper powder flask, a large 250 count red japanned F. Jocye & Co percussion cap tin with original label, a smaller wooden cap container with a possibly reproduction Eley label, a cylindrical tin of lead round balls, an ebony handled cone wrench, a rosewood cleaning rod with brass jag and a pewter oiler. A fine condition example of a fairly scarce Civil War era revolver in a lovely original casing.

Condition: Fine. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel with some flaked loss on the frame which is turning plum. Cylinder with flaked loss as well. Loading lever with much of the color casehardened finish. All markings remain clear and crisp, mechanically functional with a fine, lightly oxidized bore. Grip with some scattered light handling marks. Casing about fine, showing some light wear, some minor loss to the lining and wear from the front sight. Accessories all rate between about very good to fine, with the flask showing some dents. A very nice set overall.

EST $ 4000 - 6000...more

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U.S. Model 1832 Artillery Sword w/ Belt, Scabbard

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 344)      

19" blade length. 26" overall with scabbard. Double-edged blade with single and double fullers to both side. Item features a brass hilt with scaled grip design and a nippled pommel with crested American eagles casted to both sides. Markings include "U.S./J.H./1862" to left side ricasso, Ames manufacturer marks to right side ricasso, and "G.G.S." to crossguard. Includes black leather belt, frog, and scabbard for sword. Belt features a brass clasp marked "175" and buckle marked "795" to back, with relief designs of a crested American eagle and wreath. Scabbard has brass locket and chape. 

Condition: Very good. Blade is clean with only light amounts of gray patina developing to fullers overall. Hilt has some wear to grips as well as small amount of green residue from oxidation. Leather on belt shows cracking. There are some losses to leather on scabbard, and denting to chape. 

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Lot of 2 Indian War Dress Spiked Helmets with Plumes

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 344)      

Lot includes both a cavalry and artillery examples. Both have black felt-covered cork bodies trimmed in patent leather with brass eagle front plates, plume holders and bases, and branch specific side buttons.  The horse hair plumes are dyed yellow and red respectively.  Both retain their leather sweatbands. 

Provenance: From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition: Very good.  Both helmets appear unissued.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Confederate Naval Cutlass by Thomas, Griswold & Co

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 344)      

21" spear point, semi-wasp-waisted blade, 26.25" overall length. 5.25" sand cast brass hilt with fish scale patterned grip without rivets and US "drooped wing" eagle motif cast into the pommel cap on both sides. Blade secured to the hilt with a simple peen at the top of the pommel cap. Sheet brass half-basket guard with rolled edge reinforcement and separately applied brass quillon at top of guard. Blade marked on the reverse in two lines THOMAS GRISWOLD & Co in an arc over NEW-ORLEANS and with the number stamped on the blade at the guard. This scarce Confederate naval cutlass was based upon the US Model 1841 Ames naval cutlass and was produced by the New Orleans firm of Thomas, Griswold & Co which had been the long time fancy goods & military equipment dealers Hyde & Goodrich before the war. Thomas, Griswold & Co produced a wide variety of edged weapons for the Confederate south during their short time in business from the summer of 1861 through the fall of New Orleans on May 1, 1862. Most of the edged weapons, including the naval cutlasses are marked "T.G & Co / N.O" rather than with the full name of the company and the city spelled out. These fully marked examples are quite scarce and desirable. 

Provenance: From the Collection of Charlie Hinton

Condition: Very good. Blade has been cleaned in the past and is now toning down to a moderately oxidized smoky gray patina with evenly scattered discoloration and patches of darker age toning. Blade is mostly free of pitting, with the exception of the tip which shows some light pitting and the last few inches which show some oxidized surface roughness and pinpricking. Blade shows some light tool marks from a more than likely period sharpening, as well as some light scuff marks. Hilt with a medium golden patina and showing some of the expected casting flaws typical of southern manufacture, with a weak eagle cast in one side of the pommel cap. Guard with a darker, bronze patina toning towards ocher. Hilt and guard shows some file and finishing marks as would be expected, and the separately applied quillon is a slightly different color than the guard, which is also typical and shows a minor crack at the junction with the guard. The top of the guard is slightly bent downwards, towards the blade. Blade is tightly secured to the hilt and the peen is undisturbed, with the blade tight and secure. The Griswold marking is crisp, clear and fully legible. 

EST $ 3000 - 5000...more

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Percussion English Trade Gun

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 344)      

Appears to be 16 gauge or .65 caliber shot. 36" octagonal-to-round tapered barrel length. S/N: NSN. Single-shot percussion rifle or shotgun with spur hammer, Bowie knife-shaped sideplate, 4-pin lockplate, and fixed notch and blade sights. Blued metal finish, brass accoutrements, and a varnished straight grip wood stock. Features arrow and script engravings to Bowie knife-shaped sideplate, oversized serpentine triggerguard, spur hammer, upper tang on buttplate, lockplate, and to ramrod fittings. There is also a piece of silver or steel pressed with an Indian Chief head relief, fitted to top of grip. Markings to barrel include two Birmingham proof house marks to left side, and "LONDON" to top of barrel. Preceding the London mark is a "T" and three illegible marks also to top of barrel. Item appears to have had a patchbox at sometime, but is now fitted with an octagonal hardwood covering. Appears to be from the early to mid 19th century, possibly a Barnett production. 

Condition: Good. Bore is dark. Most of metal finish has developed a rich plum patina with scattered pitting and surface oxidation overall. There is oxidation to percussion hammer and lockplate. Brass fittings show some discoloration and patina developing. Wood stock retains most of varnish. There are several cracks extending from buttplate area, replacement patchbox covering, and a knot in wood grain on right side of grip. Some losses to wood near hammer. 

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Lot of 3 Indian War Spiked Helmets

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 344)      

Three black felt Model 1889 infantry dress helmets with brass fittings and insignia. Includes and officer's pattern with gold cords and chin chain, lined in silk with a leather sweatband.  An enlisted helmet with a regimental number "1" on the eagle front plate, interior has a maker's label and leather sweatband.  The last helmet has a New York state front plate with an applied regimental number "10," interior with a maker's label and leather sweatband.

Condition: Fair to good condition with minor wear to the all the edge bindings and a little moth damage on the front visor of the officer's helmet.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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