Firearms & Accoutrements Auction

Firearms & Accoutrements Auction

Thursday, May 2, 2019  |  10:00 AM Eastern
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Cowan's Spring 2-day auction features a wide variety of fine arms and memorabilia spanning over 500 years of military and sporting arms innovation. May 2 will feature nearly 400 additional lots.

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Attic Condition Period Altered 1763 Charleville Musket

Lot # 501 (Sale Order: 1 of 385)      

.70 caliber, 44.75" barrel length, all parts are original to the musket. Barrel bands and springs are missing, Correct style lock and triggerguard, buttplate and side plate.

Condition: This musket is in the attic condition, the stock during its period of use has been altered for carry. The rear section is as used during the Rev war retaining all of its original parts only the forward section has been altered during its period of use. A nice untouched piece.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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1838 Austrian Lorentz Cavalry Short Musket

Lot # 502 (Sale Order: 2 of 385)      

69 caliber, 33.5" round barrel, S/N 13470. Rear sight is milled into the breech. Brass furniture and three barrel bands. Walnut stock.

Condition: All metal is gray with some salt and pepper light pitting stains. Stock has been cleaned. Brass with nice patina.

EST $ 500 - 750...more

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Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Musket Converted To Percussion

Lot # 503 (Sale Order: 3 of 385)      

.69 caliber, 42" barrel. Lockplate marked Harpers Ferry, dated 1838. Three barrel bands, full walnut stock.

Condition: All metal parts have a nice even brown patina. Stock is very nice with nice untouched patina, some nicks and dings. But still has nice open grained look. Overall very good.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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U.S. Model 1842 Harpers Ferry Musket

Lot # 504 (Sale Order: 4 of 385)      

.69 caliber, 42" barrel with V P {eagle} barrel proofs. Lockplate marked Harpers Ferry 1843. Three barrel bands, fullstock. C M T initials cut into the stock on the left side.

Condition: All metal has nice even look. Some pitting around the percussion bolster Lockplate has sharp markings. Overall the musket has nice even look. Original ramrod. Stock has some nicks and dings.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Musket

Lot # 505 (Sale Order: 5 of 385)      

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Reconverted Harpers Ferry marked lock dated 1821. Tang with matching date. Weak cartouches on stock with 3rd class rating cartouche legible. Barrel with percussion conversion mating marks on top of breech. Retains sling swivels, reproduction ramrod. Includes an original socket bayonet.

Condition: Fair. Metal heavily oxidized and moderately pitted all over. Reconverted to flint. Lock functional, bore fair and heavily oxidized. One lock screw replaced, exterior lock parts reproductions. Stock with a large piece of replaced wood between the lock and tang, about 5" long and an 1" wide. Otherwise with numerous bumps and dings and a few tight surface grain cracks. Bayonet good with moderately pitted socket.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Contemporary Made Flintlock Rifle

Lot # 506 (Sale Order: 6 of 385)      

.50 caliber, 40" G.R. Douglas rifled barrel. Curly maple stock, iron mounts, double set triggers, plum brown finish.

Condition: Very good condition with an excellent bore. It appears to be un-fired. This rifle's lock does not stay back when cocked so it will need some attention.

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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French Model 1777 Flintlock Musket

Lot # 507 (Sale Order: 7 of 385)      

.660 bore diameter, 40" round barrel. Brass bands and triggerguard with finger grooves. Front band is a replacement. Walnut stock.

Condition: Missing the tang screw. Small piece of wood missing around the tang. Stock is dry of finish. Overall good condition.

EST $ 700 - 1000...more

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Early Horse Head Pommel Officers Sword

Lot # 508 (Sale Order: 8 of 385)      

32.5" curved blade with engravings of military motifs, Blue and gilt. Bone handle with brass wire wrapping. Cast brass guard with horse head pommel. Cast counterguard. Interesting metal scabbard with etched panels.

Condition: The handle has some space between the guard and the handle. Blade is mostly gunmetal gray with some light staining. The scabbard is gray and the panels are light but readable.

EST $ 600 - 800...more

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Model 1833 U.S. Dragoon Sword

Lot # 509 (Sale Order: 9 of 385)      

34" quillback blade. Leather and brass wire wrapped handle. Brass backstrap and pommel. Brass Half-basket hilt, metal scabbard with flared throat and large drag. Two bands and carrying rings. Blade with engraved United States on the reverse side N.P. Ames.

Condition: The blade is gunmetal gray with some light staining. Markins are light but readable. Brass with nice dark untouched patina. The scabbard is mostly a brown patina. a couple of small dents that are hardly noticeable. Overall a good example of an Ames 1833 sword.

EST $ 700 - 900...more

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Model 1833 U.S. Dragoon Sword

Lot # 510 (Sale Order: 10 of 385)      

34" quill back blade, engraved near the guard United States, on the reverse Ames, Springfield Mass and dated 1837. Leather brass wire wrapped handle. Brass guard and backstrap. Metal scabbard.

Condition: The blade is gunmetal gray with some staining. Guard with nice dark patina. Scabbard has mostly a light brown patina. Overall a good example of this early date.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Eaglehead Hilted Mounted Militia Officer's Saber with Scabbard

Lot # 511 (Sale Order: 11 of 385)      

30.5" blade with engraved blue and gilt military motifs. Silver-plated eagle head pommel. Silver-plated brass guard. Silver-plated metal scabbard.

Condition: Excellent overall, retaining some of the bright blue and gilt on the blade. Pommel and guard still retains most of the silver-plated finish. The scabbard still retains most of the silver-plated finish.

EST $ 600 - 800...more

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The Minute Man Bronze By Rusty Phelps

Lot # 512 (Sale Order: 12 of 385)      

12" X 6" mounted on a walnut base. Rusty was an artist from Evergreen Colorado. He would make a total of 15 casts and numbered 1-15. This was made in 1975 for the 1976 Centennial.

Condition: Excellent

EST $ 500 - 1000...more

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Engraved Powder Horn

Lot # 513 (Sale Order: 13 of 385)      

13.75" length, turned ring 1.75" from the spout. Engraved John Hosk, Jotha. Wood base plug.

Condition: Nice untouched yellow to amber patina.

EST $ 700 - 900...more

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Belgium LeFaucheux Model 1854 Pinfire Revolver

Lot # 514 (Sale Order: 14 of 385)      

12 MM Pinfire caliber, 6" barrel S/N 34072. Wood grips.

Condition: This revolver is sharp and crisp with nice untouched patina brown. Grips are very good.

EST $ 300 - 500...more

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Plant's Front Loading Six-Shot Revolver

Lot # 515 (Sale Order: 15 of 385)      

.42 caliber cup fire, 6" octagonal barrel with rib, S/N 2202. Marked Merwin & Bray New York on the left side of the barrel. Blue finish barrel and cylinder, silver-plated brass frame. Rosewood grips.

Condition: Barrel and cylinder are a nice light brown patina with crisp markings. Frame has most of the silver plated finish, some wear to the high edges. Grips are dark with some scratches. Small chip on the point of the right grip.

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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French LeFaucheux Model 1854 Revolver

Lot # 516 (Sale Order: 16 of 385)      

12 MM calier, 6.5" barrel, S/N 34388. Marked on the left side of the frame LeFaucheux LI r Brevete. Walnut grips. The United States' Union Army and the Confederate States Army both ordered and received over 12,000 revolvers by January 1862.

Condition: All metal is smooth and brown. Nice even untouched patina. Grips are very Overall very good condition.

EST $ 500 - 700...more

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Reproduction 1853 Enfield Rifled-Musket By Parker Hale

Lot # 517 (Sale Order: 17 of 385)      

.577 caliber, 38" barrel, S/N 4260. Walnut stock, blue barrel, case colored lock.

Condition: Excellent condition with an excellent bore.

EST $ 300 - 500...more

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Belgian Contract Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifled Musket

Lot # 518 (Sale Order: 18 of 385)      

.577 caliber, 39" barrel secured by three clamping barrel bands, no S/N. Blued finish, brass furniture, walnut stock. Lock unmarked except for tiny */G near front edge, barrel with Belgian E/LG/* proof at breech and small Peron inspection at bolster. Retains original rear sight, front sight/bayonet lug, sling swivels and all three screw protectors on the barrel bands. Missing ramrod. A very nice, untouched example of a Belgian contract P1853 Enfield Rifle Musket, some of which saw Civil War use, primarily in the hands of Union soldiers.

Condition: Good. Untouched, heavily oxidized metal with some scattered light pitting and patches of light surface rust. Mechanically functional, poor bore is heavily oxidized and very dirty. Stock with scattered bumps and dings.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Shortened Baden Alteration Musket

Lot # 519 (Sale Order: 19 of 385)      

.72 caliber, 26.5" barrel secured by two spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, hardwood stock. Unmarked lock, 1833 dated stock, 1859 alteration date on buttplate. Two OHIO ownership stamps present, on the wrist and counterpane. Added front sight, original alteration rear sight. Retains both sling swivels and a shortened ramrod. The musket appears to have been shortened in the post-Civil War period for civilian use, with the barrel cut from 42" to just under 27", the forend cut back and the upper band removed. Known to collectors for years as the "Wurttemberg" conversion, these muskets were really altered as the St. Blasien arsenal in the Black Forest for use by the German state of Baden. Taking French pattern 1816 and 1822 flintlock muskets, and copies of those patterns, the arsenals altered them to percussion, rifled them and added fixed sights. 2,000 of these rifled and sighted guns were purchased by Marcellus Hartley for the US Ordnance Department. The presence of the OHIO stamps indicate this gun was part of that purchase and subsequently sent to Ohio circa 1863 by the US government. A neat relic of a scarce Civil War import musket with a set of desirable Ohio state ownership stamps.

Condition: Good. Untouched with a thickly oxidized brown patina and some moderate pitting at the breech. Mechanically functional, rusty bore. Stock with scattered bumps and dings.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Hapers Ferry Model 1842 Musket with Bayonet

Lot # 520 (Sale Order: 20 of 385)      

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Lock marked HARPERS / FERRY / 1850 with matching date on the tang, correct Harpers Ferry PB/P barrel inspection along with V / P / {eagle head} proofs. No discernible cartouches on counterpane. Retains both sling swivels and a full-length ramrod. Includes a Belgian-made French pattern 1847 socket bayonet that fits correctly.

Condition: Good. Metal heavily oxidized with a dark, uncleaned patina and some surface crust and scattered pitting. Markings remain legible in metal. Mechanically functional, good, heavily oxidized bore that is very dirty. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars. Bayonet good.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Butterfield Percussion Altered M1816 Musket

Lot # 521 (Sale Order: 21 of 385)      

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. 1841 dated Harpers Ferry lock, no visible barrel markings. Butterfield alteration patent breech and bolster without the automatic priming system. Butterfield-type hammer, with screw replaced during period of use. Includes sling swivels and reproduction 1842-type ramrod.

Condition: Good. Metal oxidized and pitted. Mechanically functional, bore dirty and pitted. Stock worn with repaired wood between lock and tang and opposite the tang, burn out forward of the lock, numerous bumps and dings, some minor surface grain cracks and more moderate mars.

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Possible Confederate Alteration of a Harpers Ferry Model 1816 Musket

Lot # 522 (Sale Order: 22 of 385)      

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Harpers Ferry lock dated 1821 at the tail, weak inspection marks on counterpane. Altered to percussion with a patent breech conversion and a crudely checkered percussion hammer. A long grooved rear sight has been added over the breech and tang area, obscuring any markings in this area. Retains both sling swivels and includes a reproduction ramrod.

Condition: Good. Metal untouched and evenly oxidized with a chocolate patina and moderate pitting at the breech. Lock markings clear, matching assembly marks legible on most parts, cartouches weak. Mechanically functional, very dirty, heavily oxidized bore. Stock worn with numerous scattered bumps, dings and mars.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Austrian Model 1854 Type II Rifle Musket

Lot # 523 (Sale Order: 23 of 385)      

.54 caliber, 37.325" barrel secured by three spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, beech stock. No legible marks on lock or breech. Long range leaf rear sight, front sight/bayonet lug. Missing both sling swivels with lug under middle band removed. Correct pattern original ramrod. Stock with raised cheek rest. A classic example of the third most used long arm of the American Civil War.

Condition: Good. Metal heavily oxidized with a thick patina, showing scattered pitting that is more moderate at the breech and on the lock. Mechanically functional, fair bore is heavily oxidized and very dirty. Stock with scattered bumps and dings.

EST $ 750 - 1000...more

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Harpers Ferry Model 1842 Musket

Lot # 524 (Sale Order: 24 of 385)      

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three spring retained bands, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut stock. Harpers Ferry lock dated 1852, weak 1852 on tang. Small V / P / {eagle head} proofs and weak remnants of Harpers Ferry barrel inspection present as well. No visible cartouches. Retains both sling swivels and an original full-length ramrod. Several five-pointed stars are carved into the stock, along with the initial "A" and an illegible set of initials on the obverse. A nice, untouched example of a Model 1842 musket that certainly saw Civil War use.

Condition: Good. Metal with a thick, heavily oxidized brown patina that is untouched. Lock markings clear, lock functional, bore heavily oxidized and dirty. Stock with scattered bumps dings and mars and a couple of tight surface grain cracks around the lock and counterpane.

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Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Hall Percussion Rifle

Lot # 525 (Sale Order: 25 of 385)      

.52 caliber, 32.625" barrel secured by three pin retained bands, no S/N. Browned finish, walnut stock. Top of breech marked H. Ferry / US / 1841. The final variation of the Hall breechloading rifle, produced in percussion, rather than flint at Harpers Ferry was the 1841. These guns had breech blocks marked as this one, but had the later "fish tail" action release and no extended pistol grip extension to the triggerguard. This gun was either made early in 1841 with the new breechblock and older 1819 pattern parts, or was assembled sometime there after, adding an 1841 block to an 1819 pattern gun to alter it to percussion. As Harpers Ferry, along with its machinery and store of parts was in Confederate hands in early 1841, it may have provided a supply of percussion breech blocks to easily alter 1819 flintlock Hall rifles in southern state arsenals. The rifle has a crude iron strap repair securing a crack at the rear of the stock, and anchoring it to the screw that holds the rear action plate in place. All parts have a matching patina that indicates the rifle has been in this configuration since the period of use. Retains both sling swivels, missing the cleaning rod.

Condition: Good. Untouched with a thick brown patina, scattered oxidation and some scattered pitting. Clear breech markings, breech block functions, mainspring appears to be broken. Bore poor, dirty, crusty and rusty. Stock crisp and untouched with some bumps and dings and the period repaired crack behind the action.

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