Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Day 2

Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Day 2

Thursday, November 2, 2017  |  10:00 AM Eastern
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Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Day 2

Historic Firearms and Early Militaria: Day 2

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Cowan's two-day Fall Firearms & Historic Militaria auction features two days of high-quality historical items, including martial long arms & pistols, & an impressive variety of Winchester arms.

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French M-1777 Corrected to AN IX Dragoon Musket

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 1078)      

.69 caliber, 40" round barrel secured by three bands, the middle and upper both double strapped. Brass and iron furniture, full-length walnut stock with recessed cheek rest. Lock marked in script. Lock with round, bridled, removable brass pan and reinforced rounded cock. Appears to be original flint, with the top jaw and screw likely replaced. Weak French cartouche in obverse butt with boxwood plug still present. Stock also marked 8R/HB in a circle and numbered 74. Both sling swivels present, iron, trumpet head ramrod that has had its end converted to a ball screw, bayonet lug under barrel 1" from muzzle. A solid example of a French Revolution / Napoleonic Era dragoon musket.



Condition: Good. The nearly all metal is covered with an old layer of thick, black paint. Much of the metal appears oxidized and pitted under the paint. The breech plug tang is slightly bent and gaps at the breech of the barrel. Mechanically functional, fair bore is dark, dirty and pitted. Stock with numerous bumps, dings, chips and mars and a couple of minor cracks around the lock mortise.

EST 800 - 1200...more

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Contemporary Engraved Powder Horn

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 1078)      

11.25" long with 8.25" circumference. Beveled throat and spout with raised ring and decorated recessed edge. Body carved with detailed geometric shapes, compass rose, fortified town and ship-of-the-line. Signed "BG" near base. An affordable powder horn compared to prices charged by contemporary carvers.



Condition: Excellent condition. Coloration of body is even with highly detailed carving. No cracks, chips, or splits in horn or base.

EST 200 - 400...more

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Contemporary Engraved Powder Horn

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 1078)      

10" long with 7" circumference at base. Beveled throat and spout with raised ring and decorated recessed edge. Body carved with military figures including two Woodland Indians, one armed with a bow and one armed with a pistol, a British officer with sword, and British musician with Union Jack banner. Detailed lobe. An affordable powder horn compared to prices charged by contemporary carvers.



Condition: Excellent condition. Throat and spout have even coloration with no cracks, dents, or splits in the body or base except for some surface loss on the lefts of the British officer.

EST 150 - 250...more

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Lot of Five Powder Horns

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 1078)      

Lot includes powder horns with varying carving styles. Largest measures 10.5" long, smallest measures 8.5".



Condition: Good condition. Some darkening with marks and scratches.

EST 250 - 500...more

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New York Made Turner Rifle Marked H&H

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 1078)      

.44 caliber, 29.25" octagonal barrel, browned finish, brass mountings, plain, straight-gripped walnut stock. Top of barrel flat marked H&H / NEW YORK. Barrel with hook breech, secured by two keys. Unmarked back-action percussion lock with double set triggers. Leaf rear sight (broken) and dovetailed blade front sight. Two brass pipes, no ramrod, studs for sling swivels. Forend cut for a bayonet mounting bar that is no longer present, although two locating stud holes remain.

This appears to have been a Civil War era Turner Rifle that later had the bayonet lug removed. Research suggests that "H&H" were the firm of Hale & Hodson who worked in New York circa 1858-1861. The 20th NY Volunteer Infantry was organized in New York City in 1861, and all 10 companies were comprised of German immigrants who were members of the various Turnverein Societies within the city and the state. As all of the members were "Turners" the regiment received the nickname "The United Turner Rifles" and fought in a number of major eastern theater battles including Second Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Many of the Turner's enlisted carrying their own personal sporting rifles that had been modified to accept large, Bowie-style brass handled bayonets that were often cast with Turner slogan's like "Bahn Frei."



Condition: Good to very good. Barrel with an oxidized brown patina and some scattered surface corrosion. Lock functional, bore very dirty and corroded with visible rifling. Brass with a dark, uncleaned patina. Stock good with scattered bumps and dings. Bayonet lug missing.

EST 600 - 800...more

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Restocked 1863 Sharps Carbine

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 1078)      

.52 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N C10796. Barrel, action, and lockplate have been restocked. New Model 1863 with straight breech. No military cartouches on stock with barrel serial number illegible.



Condition: Relic condition. Rust and pitting throughout which obscures some of the patent and model markings.

EST 600 - 800...more

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Cutdown Enfield Rifled Musket

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 1078)      

.58 caliber, 29.5" barrel, no S/N. Barrel cut down and reamed to convert into shotgun. Brass bead front sight with fixed block rear sight. Lockplate marked with crown and "1863/TOWER." Welded ramrod pipe.



Condition: Relic condition. Light coat of rust throughout. Brass has a dark coloration with stock showing marks and dents consistent with age and use.

EST 300 - 500...more

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Reproduction Colt Navy Revolver

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 1078)      

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 46172. Blued finish with brass frame and casehardened loading lever, hammer, and trigger. Wood grips. Floral engraving throughout. Cylinder marked with black powder proofs with butt showing makers' marks.



Condition: Good condition. Some finish wear on raised areas with some light rust on face of cylinder. Grips show some wear from use. Appears mechanically functional. Bore very good.

EST 150 - 300...more

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Reproduction Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver by CVA

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 1078)      

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 56396. Blued finish with brass frame and wood grips. Case hardened loading lever, hammer, and trigger. Black powder proof marks on cylinder. Includes leather holster.



Condition: Good condition. Very little wear on blued finish with some wear to brass. Cylinder scene crisp. Appears mechanically functional. Bore very good.

EST 150 - 300...more

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U.S. Model 1851 Navy revolver.

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 1078)      

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 146849. Steel finish with brass and steel frame. Item has been heavily cleaned, obliterating cylinder scene, Colt patent, and US marking. Top of barrel marked with Colt address. Bottom of grip marked "23" with faint cartouche near bottom of left grip. Right grip marked "SARG. E.D. FEACOTT". A search of the USNPS Soldiers and Sailors Database does not return any results for an E.D. Feacott. Front and rear sight have been added.



Condition: Fair condition. Piece has been heavily cleaned, leaving behind some markings and pits. Grips have some darkening and dents consistent with age. Bore fair.

EST 400 - 600...more

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Reproduction Remington New Model Army Revolver by Lyman

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 1078)      

.44 caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 06473A. Blued finish with wood grips. Color case hardened trigger and hammer. Barrel marked with make, model, and manufacturer information as well as powder proofs. Comes in Brauer Brother's leather holster.



Condition: Good condition. Very little wear to finish. Grips show some wear. Cylinder timing needs work. Bore very good.

EST 100 - 200...more

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Reproduction Colt 1851 Navy Revolver by Pietta

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 1078)      

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 531507. Blued finish with casehardened steel and brass frame. Wood grips. Barrel marked with make, model, manufacturer information and proof marks. Front sight replaced with orange-painted brass blade.



Condition: Good condition. Some wear on finish, especially on front of cylinder. Very little wear on grips. Cylinder timing needs work.

EST 300 - 400...more

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Lot of Six Military Items

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 1078)      

Lot includes: picket pin, 1872 belt with no buckle, two saber hangers, one canteen strap.



Condition: Fair to good condition throughout.

EST 150 - 250...more

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Civil War Leather Artillery Fuse Box

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 1078)      

7" x 4.5" x 2". Brown leather with sewn belt loops. Sewn closure strap with brass finial. Interior flap marked "WATERTOWN/ARSENAL/1865/U.S.".



Condition: Fair to good condition. Some darkening of leather. Closure strap missing. Some cracking and wear of finish throughout.

EST 100 - 200...more

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Lot of Three Cap Pouches

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 1078)      

Lot includes two U.S. Model 1861 percussion cap boxes and one contract percussion cap box. One M1861 box shows illegible sub-inspector stamp on front flap. with illegible markers mark on inside flap. Other shows "R" stamp between belt loops on rear with "S.H. YOUNG/& CO./NEWARK/N.J." Contract box has illegible maker's mark on inside flap, though date "1863" is barely visible.



Condition: Good condition. Leather shows some surface wear, with some cracking, bloom, and crazing present. Belt loops are all intact and attached as are brass finials.

EST 200 - 400...more

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Lot of Powder Flask and Shot Pouch

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 1078)      

Lot includes one 6.5" leather shot pouch and one 9" powder flask. Leather shot flask has a glass spout. Powder flask has floral motif with spout marked "DRAMS" and 2-1/2, 2-3/4, 3, and 3-1/4 increments.



Condition: Fair condition. Some creasing on leather pouch. Glass spout is intact and free of cracks and chips. Flask has a bronze coloration with a dull luster on spout.

EST 100 - 200...more

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Large Powder Flask

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 1078)      

10" long. Brass flask with both sides showing a hunter resting under a tree surrounded by hunting ephemera. Spout marked "DRAMS" with 2, 2-1/4, 2-1/2, and 2-3/4 markings. Two eyelets.



Condition: Fair condition. Overall dull patina with some verdigris. Some dents also present. Spout screw missing. Spring is functional.

EST 100 - 300...more

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Lot of Two Powder Flasks

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 1078)      

Includes one 7.25" and one 7" long flask. 7" flask depicts game birds among reeds. 7.25" flask depicts a deer and tree. Neither flask shows any manufacturer markings.



Condition: Fair condition. Some bronze coloration occurring on both flasks with some dents throughout. Deer flask shows some verdigris and some corrosion on seams.

EST 100 - 300...more

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Frock Coat

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 1078)      

34" front bottom of skirt to shoulder, 16" between shoulder seams. Blue wool with padded polished cotton interior. Left interior breast pocket. Includes six cloth-covered coin buttons.



Condition: Fair condition. Some insect damage and fraying of edges. Some separation of lining from interior. Some cloth wear on buttons.

EST 150 - 250...more

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Dixon & Sons Shot Flask with Articulated Spout

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 1078)      

9.5" long. Black leather with hanging game motif. Articulated spout marked "DIXON & SONS/PATENT" with 1, 1-1/4, and 1-1/2 oz. markings. Bottom of game scene also shows "DIXON & SONS."



Condition: Good condition. Some loss of detail on scene. Spout moves freely and springs are functional. Brass has a dull luster.

EST 150 - 300...more

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Lot of Two Shot Flasks

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 1078)      

9" and 8.75" length. One leather flask depicts a floral scene with game birds on one side. Color casehardened spout with 1 and 1-1/4 oz markings. Pouch marked " lb/3". Second pouch is plain with spout marked "AM. FLASK & CAP CO". Shows 1-1/2 and 1-1/4 oz markings.



Condition: Good condition. Some wear on leather and loss of detail on scene. Brass spout has a bronze coloration.

EST 100 - 200...more

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Lot of Three Powder and Shot Flasks

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 1078)      

8.5", 8.5", and 9.5" in length. Red, black, and brown leather. Red powder flask marked at top near spout "EXTRA/QUALITY" and "BARTRAM & Co/PATENT", with spout marked in script "drams" from 3 to 2-1/2. No eyelets.

Black powder flask marked at top "AM. FLASK & CAP CO". Spout marked "drams" from 2 to 2-3/4. Four eyelets.

Brown shot flask bears deer and oak leaf motifs on both sides. One side marked "lbs 4". Spout marked "oz" from 1-1/4 to 1-1/2.



Condition: Good condition. Bright to dark coloration overall. Functional springs and levers.

EST 150 - 300...more

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U.S. Model 1861 Cartridge Box

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 1078)      

7.5" x 1.75" x 5.75". Sewn and riveted belt loops with sewn closure strap. Brass finial. Japanned buckles. Inside flap marked "A.W. DECROW/MAKER/ANGOR, ME." Includes two tins.



Condition: Fair condition. Some finish wear on surface along with some crazing and bloom. Closure strap has tear. Buckles in good condition. Some verdigris on rivets.

EST 150 - 250...more

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Lot of Two Powder Flasks

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 1078)      

7.75" and 9" in length. Smaller flask has hunting image with armed man and two hunting dogs on both sides. Larger flask shows an American Indian on horseback with deer head on one side. Larger flask marked at top "AM. FLASK AND CAP CO."



Condition: Good condition. Smaller flask is bright with some dents and deformation. Smaller flask is also missing lever. Larger flask has a dark copper coloration with functioning spring and some verdigris. Some dents on reverse side. Both flasks have two eyelets.

EST 100 - 300...more

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Lot of Two Powder Flasks

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 1078)      

8.5" and 8" long. Brass bodies with brass spouts. Both flasks have images of hanging game. Top of larger flask marked "AM. FLASK & CAP CO."



Condition: Fair condition. Some dents throughout. Smaller flask has some bronze patina. Both flasks show working springs and have both eyelets.

EST 100 - 300...more

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