Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction

Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction

Wednesday, November 2, 2016  |  10:00 AM Eastern
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Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction

Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction

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Cowan’s and Little John’s Major Fall Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction includes an excellent selection of fresh-to-the-market firearms, edged weapons and accoutrements.

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European Double-Barrel Flintlock Shotgun

Lot # 663 (Sale Order: 326 of 1143)      

12 ga., 34" barrels. Brass furniture, walnut stock with the checkered wrist.

Condition: Barrel is mostly grey to brown with some light pitting blending in. Locks have been refinished. Stock has been refinished. Overall good.

EST $ 750 - 1200...more

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Flintlock Pistol by Rouhette AzLiege

Lot # 664 (Sale Order: 327 of 1143)      

.570 bore diameter, 7" barrel length. Marking on the lock "Rouhette AzLiege". Engraved iron furniture with walnut stock. Raised carving behind the tang.

Condition: All iron furniture has a gray blending to a dark patina. The stock is good but does show nicks and dings. Smooth with some pitting.

EST $ 700 - 1000...more

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Italian Flintlock Pistol by Amoretti

Lot # 665 (Sale Order: 328 of 1143)      

.600 bore diameter, 11.5" barrel length. Marking next to trigger "Amoretti". Brass furniture with iron lock, hammer, frizzen, frizzen pan and barrel. Walnut stock with raised carving behind the tang.

Condition: The brass furniture has a nice mustard patina. The barrel lock and lock plate have a gray to dark patina. The stock is good but does show nicks and dings. There is a crack at the wrist and some repairs on the stock along the barrel. Smooth bore with pitting.

EST $ 600 - 900...more

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Early Horseman's Sword

Lot # 666 (Sale Order: 329 of 1143)      

29.5 single fuller blade, single iron D-Guard with leather and wire wrap. No maker marks.

Condition: Good. Point slightly tipped. Could be American made. wire may be replaced.

EST $ 750 - 1200...more

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18th Century Horse Bit Attributed to Revolutionary Patriot Col. Jacob Klock

Lot # 667 (Sale Order: 330 of 1143)      

Brass covered iron bit with attached old typewritten label reading "Bit used by horse belonging to Gen. (sic) Klock, for dress parade, during Revolutionary Muster days in the Mohawk valley." Colonel Jacob Klock (1701 - 1798) was a militia officer, farmer and tavern keeper near the Mohawk village of Canajoharie. He was disliked by the pro-British Mohawks who, under the leadership of Joseph Brant, ran him out of town. He fought at the Battle of Oriskany and served as the Chairman of the Tryon County (New York) Committee of Safety.

Provenance: John Ashworth collection.

Condition: Good. Dark patina finish, paper tag yellow with age.

EST $ 200 - 400...more

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Flintlock Trade Pistol By Sharpe

Lot # 668 (Sale Order: 331 of 1143)      

.58 caliber, 8" round brass smooth bore barrel. Top of barrel marked in three lines: EXTRA / SHARPE / PROOF. Flat trade style iron flint lock, flat cock with angular body and neck, rounded pan, marked SHARPE. Brass furniture, wood stock, wood rammer.

Condition: Good. Barrel with rich umber patina, and good but oxidized bore. Lock functional with thick brown patina, tip of frizzen spring broken and top jaw missing. Stock in good condition with usual bumps and dings.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Model An X 1st Empire Fusilier Cartridge Box with Sling and Bayonet

Lot # 669 (Sale Order: 332 of 1143)      

French. Black leather box with drilled wood block insert, implement pouch on the box front, flap pierced for insignia. Complete with most straps and buckles, flap closure billet broken. Includes white buff leather shoulder sling with bayonet frog and black leather scabbard with brass tip. Includes a Model An IX socket bayonet with 17.75" blade.

Condition: Good. Some crazing and edge wear on the leather finish. Implement pouch torn. Bayonet with moderate scattered age spotting.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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18th - Early 19th Century Buckskin Breeches with Leggings

Lot # 670 (Sale Order: 333 of 1143)      

Cream colored small fall leather breeches with mixed plain white metal buttons, completely hand sewn. Lot also includes a pair of heavy white cotton legging with bone buttons, also hand sewn.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Fair. Breeches have much wear and numerous period and modern repairs. Legging have age and service wear.

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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Lot of 3 19th Century Hunting Bags with Horns and one Knife

Lot # 671 (Sale Order: 334 of 1143)      

Includes a large leather pouch with sling, brass plate on the flap stamped "T.A.H.", lacks buckle. Second pouch of rough out black leather with a beaver tail flap, powder horn, carved wood measure and bone handle skinning knife with a scabbard on the sling. Third pouch of enameled canvas with leather sling, powder horn and measure. Lot also includes a 10.5" storage horn with the pour hole in the center of the body wood ends and brass tacks, and a contemporary small priming horn.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Poor to good. Second pouch has a broken sling. All show heavy service wear.

EST $ 400 - 800...more

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Early 19th Century Hunting Bags with Horns Lot of 4

Lot # 672 (Sale Order: 335 of 1143)      

Includes a leather pouch retaining good traces of hair finish, beaver tail flap and a tan and blue striped woven sling with attached knife scabbard. Second pouch of deerskin with woven web sling. Third pouch of black leather with fringed flap and good plain powder horn. Last pouch of leather with cord sling and plain horn. Lot also includes a small priming horn.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Poor to fair. Woven slings have fraying, tears and repairs. Heavy service wear.

EST $ 500 - 800...more

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Saddle Pommel Holsters for a High Ranking Officer, ca. 1812

Lot # 673 (Sale Order: 336 of 1143)      

Matching pair of black hard molded leather holsters with brass end caps and tooled brown leather connecting yoke. Has blue wool covered flaps trimmed with gold toned tooled leather and gilt floral discs, edges bound in leather and lined in natural linen.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Fair to good. Moderate to heavy mothing on the wool covers, normal edge wear.

EST $ 700 - 1000...more

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Early Fur Covered Hunting Bag with Knike, Horn, Gang Mold and Bearskin Mittens

Lot # 674 (Sale Order: 337 of 1143)      

Pouch of hairy cow hide with beaver tail flap, retains much of the red hair finish. Has a skinning knife with a 6" blade and antler grip in a sheath on the back of the pouch. Lot also includes a 6.5" plain powder horn, a brass and iron gang mold for two different size buck and ball round shot and a pair of black bear fur mittens lined in corduroy.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Fair to good. Pouch sling broken and repaired. Wear and some loss on the open edge of the mittens.

EST $ 600 - 800...more

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Large Powder Horn

Lot # 675 (Sale Order: 338 of 1143)      

15" horn with silver inlay, brass band and iron staple with red strap adorned with Puka shells. Carved spout cover.

Condition: Good, spout and cover chipped.

EST $ 300 - 500...more

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Assorted Hunting Horns and More, Lot Of Seven

Lot # 676 (Sale Order: 339 of 1143)      

Lot includes 1, 9.5" brass capped horn, 1, mid-19th century militia marked powder horn that measures 10". 1, 10" hounds head spout powder horn. 1, Masonic flat horn. 1, US stars and flags powder horn, 1, Rev War era folding knife and 1, War of 1812 Copy Dragoons helmet plate.

Condition: Good.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Percussion Pistol By J.G. Stutsman, Dayton Ohio

Lot # 677 (Sale Order: 340 of 1143)      

.58 caliber 9" round brass barrel. Percussion lock marked J.G. Stutsman / Dayton / Ohio in three lines. Brass barrel marked with post-1813 Birmingham commercial proof marks at breech and LONDON on top. Appears to be a period American restock of a British trade pistol barrel using a combination of an American lock, English furniture, and locally made American furniture. Brass mounts throughout, figured wood stock, wooden ramrod with brass tip.

Condition: About good. Brass barrel with deep, dark, uncleaned patina. Lock with dark brown patina and clear markings. Possible conversion from flint to percussion. Lock functional with no half-cock. Brass furniture with medium golden rod patina. Stock good, with crack at lock mounting screw on stock flat.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Percussion Deringer

Lot # 678 (Sale Order: 341 of 1143)      

.41 caliber, 3 1/4" round barrel with top flat. Breech marked in two lines DERINGER / PHILADELPHIA. Back action percussion lock lightly engraved and marked the same as the barrel. German silver mounts, wood stock with checkered grip.

Condition: Good. Medium gray metal with age spotting and scattered minor surface oxidation. Bore is dark and dirty with pitting. Mechanically functional. German silver mounts with milky patina. Stock solid with numerous bumps and dings, but retaining good checkering at the grip.

EST $ 1000 - 1500...more

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Full Stock Percussion Rifle by J. Borman

Lot # 679 (Sale Order: 342 of 1143)      

.45 caliber, 26.5" octagonal barrel. Maple stock, Brass mounted with a four piece patchbox. Brass tipped ramrod.

Condition: Poor, repair at the wrist, brass nose cap covers half the bore.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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US Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol

Lot # 680 (Sale Order: 343 of 1143)      

.54 caliber, 8.5" barrel, walnut stock with cartouche. Lock marked R. Johnson 1842. Barrel marked US JH P.

Condition: Good, stock shows dents and dings from normal field service.

EST $ 800 - 1200...more

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Model 1841 US Navy Cutlass

Lot # 681 (Sale Order: 344 of 1143)      

20.75" unmarked double-edged blade. Brass hilt has a broad "D" guard, eagle embossed pommel and fish scale patterned grip, lacking scabbard.

Condition: Good. Blade has some cleanable surface rust on the ricasso, overall gray spotting and an area of dents on the left side near the upper edge. Hilt with light age toning.

EST $ 500 - 700...more

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Model 1832 US Artillery Short Sword and Scabbard by Ames

Lot # 682 (Sale Order: 345 of 1143)      

19" double-edged blade with fullers, ricasso marked and dated "UNITED STATES / 1835" on one side, a partially legible Ames two-line address on the other. Cast brass hilt has a straight cross guard, fish scale patterned grip and eagle embossed pommel. Complete with brass mounted black leather scabbard, lacking the frog stud on the throat.

Condition: Good. Blade bright with light age toning and covered in a thin layer of protective lacquer. Hilt has scattered age spots. Scabbard has moderate crazing on the leather finish and minor dents on the metal fittings.

EST $ 500 - 700...more

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Model 1816 Socket Bayonets, Lot of Three

Lot # 683 (Sale Order: 346 of 1143)      

Each a slightly different variation, blades approximately 16". Ricassos marked "US", "US / AW", and a dot over "L." Sockets all have a "T" mortise and bridge.

Condition: Good. All show nromal service wear and moderate to dark age toning.

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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Early Saddle Pommel Holsters with Bearskin Covers

Lot # 684 (Sale Order: 347 of 1143)      

Matching pair of molded black leather holsters connected by a yoke with tin tube lined five round cartridge pockets on the front of each. Complete with black long hair bear fur covers lined in brown polished cotton.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Fair to good. Moderate finish crazing and scuffs. Tin liner missing from one pocket. Flap lining frayed.

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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Mexican War Era Officer's Saddle Pommel Holsters

Lot # 685 (Sale Order: 348 of 1143)      

Matched pair of molded black leather with connecting yoke. Enameled leather flaps have brass eagle embossed rosettes. The ends of the holsters have been cut off and the bottoms left open.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Fair to good. Leather crazed with some finish loss.

EST $ 500 - 700...more

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Early Small Saddle Pommel Holsters with Trapunto Quilted Leather Flaps

Lot # 686 (Sale Order: 349 of 1143)      

Matched pair of 9" long dark brown molded leather holsters with turned wood finials. Flaps and yoke are covered in floral trapunto quilt stitching.

Provenance: John Ashworth Collection

Condition: Good. Normal age and service wear.

EST $ 400 - 600...more

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Public Property Rifleman's Powder Flask

Lot # 687 (Sale Order: 350 of 1143)      

8.5" in length, copper and brass embossed with a bugle on both sides and "PUBLIC PROPERTY" on the obverse. Complete with all four cord rings.

Condition: Good. Measure spring functions properly, even browning finish and a few minor dents.

EST $ 300 - 500...more

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