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(A) SOUTH CAROLINA MARKED U.S. MODEL 1816 MARTIAL PISTOL BY SIMEON NORTH.

Lot # 1001 (Sale Order: 1 of 159)      

There were 19,374 Model 1816 martial pistols manufactured. This pistol is of the second marking type, as shown on page 161 of "Historic Pistols" by Smith & Bitter. According to this publication, a great many were also issued to state militias between 1820-1850. This example obviously one of those pistols, as the top of the breech is stamped "S. CAROLINA". The left side of the breech is stamped "P/US". The flat lock has beveled edges and a convex tail section. The center is stamped "S. NORTH/ U/ "eagle/ S/ MIDDL TN CONN". The pistol features standard Model 1816 iron mounts with a Wickham band. The plain walnut stock has a partially visible cartouche behind the sideplate. Complete with a wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel and lock markings are excellent. All iron components retain an even brown patina with some scattered marks and some light freckling around the touch hole. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, but needs adjustment and has a weak mainspring. Stock shows heavy wear and scattered marks. A small piece of wood is replaced around the rear lock screw. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .54 Smoothbore Manufacturer: S. North Model: 1816 Serial Number: NSN
There were 19,374 Model 1816 martial pistols manufactured. This pistol is of the second marking type, as shown on page 161 of "Historic Pistols" by Smith & Bitter. Accord...moreing to this publication, a great many were also issued to state militias between 1820-1850. This example obviously one of those pistols, as the top of the breech is stamped "S. CAROLINA". The left side of the breech is stamped "P/US". The flat lock has beveled edges and a convex tail section. The center is stamped "S. NORTH/ U/ "eagle/ S/ MIDDL TN CONN". The pistol features standard Model 1816 iron mounts with a Wickham band. The plain walnut stock has a partially visible cartouche behind the sideplate. Complete with a wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel and lock markings are excellent. All iron components retain an even brown patina with some scattered marks and some light freckling around the touch hole. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, but needs adjustment and has a weak mainspring. Stock shows heavy wear and scattered marks. A small piece of wood is replaced around the rear lock screw. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .54 Smoothbore Manufacturer: S. North Model: 1816 Serial Number: NSN

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(A) VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY FIRST MODEL FLINTLOCK PISTOL.

Lot # 1002 (Sale Order: 2 of 159)      

For another example of this model see number 114 on page 240 of "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter. This model was made between 1805 and 1811. The pistol has a round smoothbore barrel marked at the breech with a partially visible "P". The flat lockplate has beveled edges and is marked "VIRGINIA / Manufactory" in the center and "RICHMOND / 180-(9?)" at the tail. Standard First Model iron mounts and backstrap. Full length plain walnut stock with modern replaced iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel and all iron components have been heavily cleaned and show pitting throughout. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, markings show some wear and cock is a modern replacement. Stock shows scattered areas of chipping around lock and a small crack at the tail. An honest example of a rare and early Virginia Manufactory pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 12 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .70 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Virginia Manufactory Model: First Model Serial Number: NSN
For another example of this model see number 114 on page 240 of "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter. This model was made between 1805 and 1811. The ...morepistol has a round smoothbore barrel marked at the breech with a partially visible "P". The flat lockplate has beveled edges and is marked "VIRGINIA / Manufactory" in the center and "RICHMOND / 180-(9?)" at the tail. Standard First Model iron mounts and backstrap. Full length plain walnut stock with modern replaced iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel and all iron components have been heavily cleaned and show pitting throughout. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, markings show some wear and cock is a modern replacement. Stock shows scattered areas of chipping around lock and a small crack at the tail. An honest example of a rare and early Virginia Manufactory pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 12 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .70 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Virginia Manufactory Model: First Model Serial Number: NSN

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(A) RARE VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY SECOND MODEL FLINTLOCK MARTIAL PISTOL DATED 1815.

Lot # 1003 (Sale Order: 3 of 159)      

For another identical example, see number 118 on pages 246-247 in "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter. This Second Model has two variations that only pistols of this date have. They have a thicker and straighter grip, but the most noticeable difference is the lock markings. "RICHMOND" is stamped in block letters in a horizontal curve in the center of the lockplate and the date 1815 is stamped vertically at the tail. This pistol has standard Second Model brass furniture, patterned after the 1805 Harpers Ferry pistol. Pommel cap is stamped "L/510". Plain walnut half-stock. Virginia Manufactory issued only one pistol to each trooper, unlike the pairs issued with Harpers Ferry pistols. Armory records show only 366 pistols were made in 1815, making this variation as rare as the wooden ramrod variation. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned and shows light freckling and scattered marks. Lock retains a grey patina with good markings. Lock has been professionally reconverted to flint, one lock retaining screw is a replacement. Brass furniture retains a mustard patina and shows some scattered marks from use. Stock shows wear overall and scattered marks. One piece is replaced in front of lockplate. Ramrod is a possible replacement. A very good and scarce variation. DMG Barrel Length: 10" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Virginia Manufactory Model: Second Model Serial Number: NSN
For another identical example, see number 118 on pages 246-247 in "Historic Pistols" by Samuel E. Smith and Edwin W. Bitter. This Second Model has two variations that onl...morey pistols of this date have. They have a thicker and straighter grip, but the most noticeable difference is the lock markings. "RICHMOND" is stamped in block letters in a horizontal curve in the center of the lockplate and the date 1815 is stamped vertically at the tail. This pistol has standard Second Model brass furniture, patterned after the 1805 Harpers Ferry pistol. Pommel cap is stamped "L/510". Plain walnut half-stock. Virginia Manufactory issued only one pistol to each trooper, unlike the pairs issued with Harpers Ferry pistols. Armory records show only 366 pistols were made in 1815, making this variation as rare as the wooden ramrod variation. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned and shows light freckling and scattered marks. Lock retains a grey patina with good markings. Lock has been professionally reconverted to flint, one lock retaining screw is a replacement. Brass furniture retains a mustard patina and shows some scattered marks from use. Stock shows wear overall and scattered marks. One piece is replaced in front of lockplate. Ramrod is a possible replacement. A very good and scarce variation. DMG Barrel Length: 10" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Virginia Manufactory Model: Second Model Serial Number: NSN

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(A) "AS FOUND" 1807 DATED VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY FIRST MODEL FLINTLOCK MUSKET.

Lot # 1004 (Sale Order: 4 of 159)      

This scarce Type I musket is completely "as found" and untouched. Only 1,680 of these muskets were produced in 1807, with a grand total of 14,167 for all 8 years of production, according to "American Military Shoulder Arms" by George D. Moller. The tapered round barrel shows traces of an indiscernible mark on left side of breech. The flat lockplate is stamped "RICHMOND" in an arc at the tail above "1807". The center is stamped "VIRGINIA / Manufactory". Standard iron Type I furniture and blackened walnut style with distinct buttstock profile. Right side of buttstock branded with large "WG". Complete with its original iron ramrod. CONDITION: Untouched attic condition. Heavy dark patina on all iron components. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, goose neck cock was replaced during period of use with a reinforced cock, does not hold in cock or half cock positions. Lock markings very good. Stock shows heavy use with large cracks throughout and foremost barrel band spring missing. A very nice as found fresh to the market Virginia Manufactory musket. DMG Barrel Length: 43 - 3/4" Caliber/Bore: .70 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Virginia Manufactory Model: First Model Musket Serial Number: NSN
This scarce Type I musket is completely "as found" and untouched. Only 1,680 of these muskets were produced in 1807, with a grand total of 14,167 for all 8 years of produ...morection, according to "American Military Shoulder Arms" by George D. Moller. The tapered round barrel shows traces of an indiscernible mark on left side of breech. The flat lockplate is stamped "RICHMOND" in an arc at the tail above "1807". The center is stamped "VIRGINIA / Manufactory". Standard iron Type I furniture and blackened walnut style with distinct buttstock profile. Right side of buttstock branded with large "WG". Complete with its original iron ramrod. CONDITION: Untouched attic condition. Heavy dark patina on all iron components. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration, goose neck cock was replaced during period of use with a reinforced cock, does not hold in cock or half cock positions. Lock markings very good. Stock shows heavy use with large cracks throughout and foremost barrel band spring missing. A very nice as found fresh to the market Virginia Manufactory musket. DMG Barrel Length: 43 - 3/4" Caliber/Bore: .70 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Virginia Manufactory Model: First Model Musket Serial Number: NSN

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(A) SCARCE T. FRENCH FLINTLOCK NAVY PISTOL MARKED "MARSH".

Lot # 1005 (Sale Order: 5 of 159)      

For another example with these markings, see pages 260-261 of "Historic Pistols" by Smith & Bitter. Little is known of these pistols and all were made in Canton, Massachusetts probably between 1810 and 1815 and were used in the War of 1812, according to the above mentioned publication. Like the example in the book, this pistol is marked "MARSH / M.A. / V" just behind the sideplate on the left side of the stock. The name Marsh is believed to be that of an inspector at the Washington Navy Yard at the time these pistols were converted to percussion. The round tapered barrel has a partially visible "WNY" for Washington Navy Yard" on the left side of the breech, with only the "Y" still remaining. The flat lockplate has thin beveled edges and a molding at the tail. Center is stamped with a "US" in an oval above "T. FRENCH". Standard brass T. French Naval mounts, iron belthook is now absent. Full-length walnut stock of robust proportions. Wooden ramrod is a modern replacement. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey surface. Lock is a good professional reconversion and functions well. Brass is polished and shows some scattered marks from use. Stock has a repaired break towards the bottom of the grip and otherwise is very good with very good markings and some scattered marks from use. A nice example of a scarce martial pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 10 - 1/4" Caliber/Bore: .65 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: T. French Model: Navy Pistol Serial Number: NSN
For another example with these markings, see pages 260-261 of "Historic Pistols" by Smith & Bitter. Little is known of these pistols and all were made in Canton, Massachu...moresetts probably between 1810 and 1815 and were used in the War of 1812, according to the above mentioned publication. Like the example in the book, this pistol is marked "MARSH / M.A. / V" just behind the sideplate on the left side of the stock. The name Marsh is believed to be that of an inspector at the Washington Navy Yard at the time these pistols were converted to percussion. The round tapered barrel has a partially visible "WNY" for Washington Navy Yard" on the left side of the breech, with only the "Y" still remaining. The flat lockplate has thin beveled edges and a molding at the tail. Center is stamped with a "US" in an oval above "T. FRENCH". Standard brass T. French Naval mounts, iron belthook is now absent. Full-length walnut stock of robust proportions. Wooden ramrod is a modern replacement. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey surface. Lock is a good professional reconversion and functions well. Brass is polished and shows some scattered marks from use. Stock has a repaired break towards the bottom of the grip and otherwise is very good with very good markings and some scattered marks from use. A nice example of a scarce martial pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 10 - 1/4" Caliber/Bore: .65 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: T. French Model: Navy Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) JOSEPH HENRY FLINTLOCK CONTRACT PISTOL.

Lot # 1006 (Sale Order: 6 of 159)      

This pistol, of the 1807 style, has no "US" markings on the lock. The tapered round barrel is stamped deeply with a sunken oval cartouche with a raised "P". The flat lockplate has beveled edges and is stamped vertically "J. HENRY/PHILA" at the tail. Standard 1807 style brass furniture and full-length walnut stock. Ramrod is a period replacement. CONDITION: Barrel shows sanding marks, marking is crisp and retains a grey surface. Lock is a good professional reconversion and functions well, markings show some wear. Stock has been cleaned and shows some wear and scattered marks, a circular hole has been plugged behind sideplate, indicating that this pistol once had a belthook for naval use. Brass mounts have been cleaned and now retain a dark mustard patina and scattered marks from use. DMG Barrel Length: 10 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .58 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: J. Henry Model: Contract Pistol Serial Number: NSN
This pistol, of the 1807 style, has no "US" markings on the lock. The tapered round barrel is stamped deeply with a sunken oval cartouche with a raised "P". The flat lock...moreplate has beveled edges and is stamped vertically "J. HENRY/PHILA" at the tail. Standard 1807 style brass furniture and full-length walnut stock. Ramrod is a period replacement. CONDITION: Barrel shows sanding marks, marking is crisp and retains a grey surface. Lock is a good professional reconversion and functions well, markings show some wear. Stock has been cleaned and shows some wear and scattered marks, a circular hole has been plugged behind sideplate, indicating that this pistol once had a belthook for naval use. Brass mounts have been cleaned and now retain a dark mustard patina and scattered marks from use. DMG Barrel Length: 10 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .58 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: J. Henry Model: Contract Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) PREVIOSLY UNKNOWN U.S. MODEL 1805 HARPER'S FERRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL DATED 1807, NO. 913..

Lot # 1007 (Sale Order: 7 of 159)      

This pistol is truly "fresh to the market" and the number has not been previously listed in "Harpers Ferry Arsenal and Joseph Perkin" by Rick Hudak. This model is considered among the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing of American martial pistols. The prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors chose this gun in profile as their logo. These guns were made in pairs between 1806 and 1808 with a total production of about 4,000 guns with each gun of a pair having same serial number. This gun is in the normal configuration of other guns in this pattern with 10" round barrel, breech marked with raised eagle over “P” in a sunken oval behind a raised “US” in a sunken oval behind stamped pair number "913". Lock is marked “HARPERS/FERRY/1807” in vertical arcs behind cock. Under the pan is a spread-winged eagle facing toward the cock over “US”. The partially figured stock is marked opposite the lock with script inspector initials “V” over “JS” for inspector James Stubblefield. Wooden ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Good condition overall, gray metal with scattered dark areas, freckling and heavy patina. Lock is a very good professional reconversion. Brass mounts have unpolished mustard patina. Markings on lock and barrel are well struck and all discernible as noted and can be seen in photos. Stock is sound and solid with good discernible inspector marks opposite. One minor sliver replaced below tail of lockplate. A very nice well-marked example with a pleasing "as found" appearance. DMG Barrel Length: 10" Caliber/Bore: .60 FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry Model: 1805 Serial Number: 913
This pistol is truly "fresh to the market" and the number has not been previously listed in "Harpers Ferry Arsenal and Joseph Perkin" by Rick Hudak. This model is conside...morered among the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing of American martial pistols. The prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors chose this gun in profile as their logo. These guns were made in pairs between 1806 and 1808 with a total production of about 4,000 guns with each gun of a pair having same serial number. This gun is in the normal configuration of other guns in this pattern with 10" round barrel, breech marked with raised eagle over “P” in a sunken oval behind a raised “US” in a sunken oval behind stamped pair number "913". Lock is marked “HARPERS/FERRY/1807” in vertical arcs behind cock. Under the pan is a spread-winged eagle facing toward the cock over “US”. The partially figured stock is marked opposite the lock with script inspector initials “V” over “JS” for inspector James Stubblefield. Wooden ramrod is a replacement. CONDITION: Good condition overall, gray metal with scattered dark areas, freckling and heavy patina. Lock is a very good professional reconversion. Brass mounts have unpolished mustard patina. Markings on lock and barrel are well struck and all discernible as noted and can be seen in photos. Stock is sound and solid with good discernible inspector marks opposite. One minor sliver replaced below tail of lockplate. A very nice well-marked example with a pleasing "as found" appearance. DMG Barrel Length: 10" Caliber/Bore: .60 FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry Model: 1805 Serial Number: 913

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(A) RARE EVANS 1814 FLINTLOCK MILITIA CONTRACT PISTOL.

Lot # 1008 (Sale Order: 8 of 159)      

For another example see pages 292-293 of "Historic Pistols" by Smith & Bitter. There are only 11 examples known. Like the example in the book, the underside of the tapered round barrel is stamped "P M/ RS 1814" and engraved with an assembly number "XXXIX". The corresponding mark is also carved in the stock in the barrel cavity. This model is referenced in a letter by Tench Cox dated January 18, 1812, stating that the pistol is to be modeled after the French Model XIII (1805) pistol. The author of the book states that these may have been made for the Massachusetts Militia, but no contracts have been located. The faceted breech is stamped with a sunken "P" in an oval and has a small punched rectangle in the center. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and a convex tail section, center stamped "EVANS". Lock features a brass pan and convex reinforced cock. The mounts are brass with the exception of an iron backstrap between the barrel tang and brass pommel cap. The stock is plain American walnut and has 11 notches on the bottom of the forestock and a couple indistinct inspectors marks on the left side behind the sideplate. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned and has some light pitting and scattered marks from use. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and retains a grey patina. Cock shows some pitting, frizzen spring screw is a replacement. Lock functions properly. Brass furniture shows scattered marks from use and a dark patina. Stock has a small chip replaced below front of lock tang and a 3-1/2" by 3/8" sliver replaced on left side of triggerguard. Ramrod is a modern replacement. A very rare and desirable War of 1812 pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .69 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Evans Model: 1814 Militia Pistol Serial Number: NSN
For another example see pages 292-293 of "Historic Pistols" by Smith & Bitter. There are only 11 examples known. Like the example in the book, the underside of the tapere...mored round barrel is stamped "P M/ RS 1814" and engraved with an assembly number "XXXIX". The corresponding mark is also carved in the stock in the barrel cavity. This model is referenced in a letter by Tench Cox dated January 18, 1812, stating that the pistol is to be modeled after the French Model XIII (1805) pistol. The author of the book states that these may have been made for the Massachusetts Militia, but no contracts have been located. The faceted breech is stamped with a sunken "P" in an oval and has a small punched rectangle in the center. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and a convex tail section, center stamped "EVANS". Lock features a brass pan and convex reinforced cock. The mounts are brass with the exception of an iron backstrap between the barrel tang and brass pommel cap. The stock is plain American walnut and has 11 notches on the bottom of the forestock and a couple indistinct inspectors marks on the left side behind the sideplate. CONDITION: Barrel has been cleaned and has some light pitting and scattered marks from use. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and retains a grey patina. Cock shows some pitting, frizzen spring screw is a replacement. Lock functions properly. Brass furniture shows scattered marks from use and a dark patina. Stock has a small chip replaced below front of lock tang and a 3-1/2" by 3/8" sliver replaced on left side of triggerguard. Ramrod is a modern replacement. A very rare and desirable War of 1812 pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .69 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Evans Model: 1814 Militia Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) SCARCE SIMEON NORTH US MODEL 1813 NAVAL PISTOL.

Lot # 1009 (Sale Order: 9 of 159)      

U.S. Model 1813 Naval Pistol produced by Simeon North of Middletown, Connecticut. Only 1,626 total of the Model 1813 pistols were produced, with 1000 of these delivered to the U.S. Navy. 9" round barrel in .69 smoothbore complete with "Wickham's Improvement" which is a stud that retains the double strapped barrel band. S. North removable brass flash pan. Belt hook on left side of lock retaining plate that allowed sailors to board an enemy ship without having to hold the pistol in hand. Lock is marked "S. NORTH" / "U" (eagle) "S" / MIDLN CON." Barrel is marked "P" / "US" on left side. Walnut stock is stamped behind the belt hook with "E.T." for inspector Elisha Tobey. CONDITION: Good with iron assemblies turned a mottled brown patina mixing with handling marks and moderate pitting. Belt hook appears to be a replacement or added. Stock is good and shows heavy wear. Cracks at belt hook screw, pommel and backstrap. Large chips at bottom of stock near trigger guard and barrel band. Action works appropriately. Lock is a good professional reconversion. Bore is dark with heavy abrasion. A fine example of a scarce U.S. Martial pistol. TN Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .69 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: S. North Model: US Model 1813 Naval Pistol Serial Number: NSN
U.S. Model 1813 Naval Pistol produced by Simeon North of Middletown, Connecticut. Only 1,626 total of the Model 1813 pistols were produced, with 1000 of these delivered t...moreo the U.S. Navy. 9" round barrel in .69 smoothbore complete with "Wickham's Improvement" which is a stud that retains the double strapped barrel band. S. North removable brass flash pan. Belt hook on left side of lock retaining plate that allowed sailors to board an enemy ship without having to hold the pistol in hand. Lock is marked "S. NORTH" / "U" (eagle) "S" / MIDLN CON." Barrel is marked "P" / "US" on left side. Walnut stock is stamped behind the belt hook with "E.T." for inspector Elisha Tobey. CONDITION: Good with iron assemblies turned a mottled brown patina mixing with handling marks and moderate pitting. Belt hook appears to be a replacement or added. Stock is good and shows heavy wear. Cracks at belt hook screw, pommel and backstrap. Large chips at bottom of stock near trigger guard and barrel band. Action works appropriately. Lock is a good professional reconversion. Bore is dark with heavy abrasion. A fine example of a scarce U.S. Martial pistol. TN Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .69 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: S. North Model: US Model 1813 Naval Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) PATRIOTIC FLINTLOCK PISTOL ATTRIBUTED TO HALBACH.

Lot # 1010 (Sale Order: 10 of 159)      

For a signed nearly identical Halbach pistol, see number 51 on page 60 of "The Kentucky Pistol" by Chandler & Whisker. The round tapered barrel is engraved with floral designs and a sunburst around the front sight. Originally the barrel was probably blued and gilded. The flat lock has beveled edges and is unmarked. It also features a waterproof pan. The brass mounts are of familiar Halbach style. The sideplate is engraved and shows French influence. The pommel cap has a relief chased and engraved patriotic American eagle with a shield on its breast surrounded by thirteen stars above its head. The brass trigger guard terminates in an acorn finial and is engraved en suite. The plain walnut stock has relief carved panels terminating in teardrops around the lock and sideplate. Around the barrel tang is a relief apron with Halbach's signature shell design in relief. Tip of stock features a horn nose cap which has been replaced. CONDITION: Barrel retains a gray patina and shows scattered freckling and wear. Lock retains a dark brown patina and is in its original flintlock configuration; functions properly. The top jaw and top jaw screw are modern replacements. Brass mounts show some wear and retain a pleasing mustard patina. Stock shows scattered bruising and minor age cracks and marks from use. There is a crack stemming from the tail of the lock towards the trigger. A nice honest unsigned Halbach pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .65 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Halbach Attributed Model: Flintlock Pistol Serial Number: NSN
For a signed nearly identical Halbach pistol, see number 51 on page 60 of "The Kentucky Pistol" by Chandler & Whisker. The round tapered barrel is engraved with floral de...moresigns and a sunburst around the front sight. Originally the barrel was probably blued and gilded. The flat lock has beveled edges and is unmarked. It also features a waterproof pan. The brass mounts are of familiar Halbach style. The sideplate is engraved and shows French influence. The pommel cap has a relief chased and engraved patriotic American eagle with a shield on its breast surrounded by thirteen stars above its head. The brass trigger guard terminates in an acorn finial and is engraved en suite. The plain walnut stock has relief carved panels terminating in teardrops around the lock and sideplate. Around the barrel tang is a relief apron with Halbach's signature shell design in relief. Tip of stock features a horn nose cap which has been replaced. CONDITION: Barrel retains a gray patina and shows scattered freckling and wear. Lock retains a dark brown patina and is in its original flintlock configuration; functions properly. The top jaw and top jaw screw are modern replacements. Brass mounts show some wear and retain a pleasing mustard patina. Stock shows scattered bruising and minor age cracks and marks from use. There is a crack stemming from the tail of the lock towards the trigger. A nice honest unsigned Halbach pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .65 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Halbach Attributed Model: Flintlock Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) AMERICAN FLINTLOCK DUELING OR TARGET PISTOL BY J. HENRY.

Lot # 1011 (Sale Order: 11 of 159)      

The full length octagon barrel features a hooked breech with a deeply engraved barrel tang and breech. The front sight is silver and the top flat near the breech is stamped "J. HENRY/ MAKER". The lock is also stamped "J. HENRY" in the center and features a roller frizzen. The walnut stock has a highly figured grip section and an iron trigger guard with an engraved pineapple finial. The brass tipped wooden ramrod appears to be original or at least period. CONDITION: Barrel shows very good markings and has some scattered pitting around the touch hole. Otherwise retains a mottled gray patina. Lock is a very good professional reconversion and retains a light gray surface. Furniture has also been polished and retains a gray surface. Stock is very good, with scattered minor bruises and marks from use. There is a thin sliver replaced along the barrel on the left side. A very attractive Pennsylvania dueling or target pistol of the early 19th Century. DMG Barrel Length: 9 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .54 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: J. Henry Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN
The full length octagon barrel features a hooked breech with a deeply engraved barrel tang and breech. The front sight is silver and the top flat near the breech is stamp...moreed "J. HENRY/ MAKER". The lock is also stamped "J. HENRY" in the center and features a roller frizzen. The walnut stock has a highly figured grip section and an iron trigger guard with an engraved pineapple finial. The brass tipped wooden ramrod appears to be original or at least period. CONDITION: Barrel shows very good markings and has some scattered pitting around the touch hole. Otherwise retains a mottled gray patina. Lock is a very good professional reconversion and retains a light gray surface. Furniture has also been polished and retains a gray surface. Stock is very good, with scattered minor bruises and marks from use. There is a thin sliver replaced along the barrel on the left side. A very attractive Pennsylvania dueling or target pistol of the early 19th Century. DMG Barrel Length: 9 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .54 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: J. Henry Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) UNSIGNED BRASS BARRELED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL.

Lot # 1012 (Sale Order: 12 of 159)      

Probably New England c. 1780-1800. The pistol features a round tapered unmarked brass barrel. The imported lock is probably English and features scroll engraving in the center and at the tail. The brass mounts include a simplistic unengraved pommel cap, a two-piece oval sideplate with rocker panel engraving on the piece at the rear lock screw, and an engraved trigger guard with a long extension as the front finial. Trigger and trigger plate are also brass. In addition, there is a very long single brass ramrod ferrule, typical of New England pistols of this period. The pistol is stocked in figured tiger maple, with a heavily curved cane grip. Complete with a later ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel is mostly polished, showing a series of nicks on the top with a couple areas of dark heavy green patination. Barrel tang was broken and repaired during the period of use. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration. Cock screw appears to have been replaced during the period. Lock retains a mottled brown patina and functions properly. Brass mounts are polished and show some wear and scattered marks from use. Stock has several cracks along the forend, mostly stemming from the barrel pins. Wrist has been broken and repaired. There are a few splinters of wood replaced around the barrel tang and lock. DMG Barrel Length: 8" Caliber/Bore: .50 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: American Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN
Probably New England c. 1780-1800. The pistol features a round tapered unmarked brass barrel. The imported lock is probably English and features scroll engraving in the c...moreenter and at the tail. The brass mounts include a simplistic unengraved pommel cap, a two-piece oval sideplate with rocker panel engraving on the piece at the rear lock screw, and an engraved trigger guard with a long extension as the front finial. Trigger and trigger plate are also brass. In addition, there is a very long single brass ramrod ferrule, typical of New England pistols of this period. The pistol is stocked in figured tiger maple, with a heavily curved cane grip. Complete with a later ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel is mostly polished, showing a series of nicks on the top with a couple areas of dark heavy green patination. Barrel tang was broken and repaired during the period of use. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration. Cock screw appears to have been replaced during the period. Lock retains a mottled brown patina and functions properly. Brass mounts are polished and show some wear and scattered marks from use. Stock has several cracks along the forend, mostly stemming from the barrel pins. Wrist has been broken and repaired. There are a few splinters of wood replaced around the barrel tang and lock. DMG Barrel Length: 8" Caliber/Bore: .50 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: American Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) BRASS BARRELED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY PISTOL SIGNED J. KUNZ.

Lot # 1013 (Sale Order: 13 of 159)      

For a nearly identical signed Jacob Kunz pistol, see number 78 on page 92 of "The Kentucky Pistol" by Chandler & Whisker. This pistol has a two-stage brass barrel, stamped on the top flat "J. KUNS PHILADA". There are stamped feathers on each facet and engraved ball designs around the turnings. Around the brass front sight there is an engraved sunburst. The brass furniture includes a classic Kunz pommel cap engraved with a four petaled flower around the screw, trigger guard with a long extended floral front finial with engraved designs, as well as a flower on the bow. There are also rocker panel engraved brass inlays around both lock screws. The stock appears to be plain walnut and has a Lehigh County profile, which is where Kunz begun his work as a gunsmith. The flat lockplate is marked "T. Ketland & Co." in the center. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark brown patina, showing some minor denting, edge wear, and casting flaws. Lock is a good professional reconversion, and retains an aged patina. Brass mounts retain a pleasing mustard patina. Stock shows scattered dings and marks from use, as well as some crazing to an old coat of finish. Complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. A very attractive Kentucky flintlock pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 8 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .45 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: J. Kunz Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN
For a nearly identical signed Jacob Kunz pistol, see number 78 on page 92 of "The Kentucky Pistol" by Chandler & Whisker. This pistol has a two-stage brass barrel, stampe...mored on the top flat "J. KUNS PHILADA". There are stamped feathers on each facet and engraved ball designs around the turnings. Around the brass front sight there is an engraved sunburst. The brass furniture includes a classic Kunz pommel cap engraved with a four petaled flower around the screw, trigger guard with a long extended floral front finial with engraved designs, as well as a flower on the bow. There are also rocker panel engraved brass inlays around both lock screws. The stock appears to be plain walnut and has a Lehigh County profile, which is where Kunz begun his work as a gunsmith. The flat lockplate is marked "T. Ketland & Co." in the center. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark brown patina, showing some minor denting, edge wear, and casting flaws. Lock is a good professional reconversion, and retains an aged patina. Brass mounts retain a pleasing mustard patina. Stock shows scattered dings and marks from use, as well as some crazing to an old coat of finish. Complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. A very attractive Kentucky flintlock pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 8 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .45 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: J. Kunz Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) SMALL FLINTLOCK KENTCUKY PISTOL BY HENRY YOUNG.

Lot # 1014 (Sale Order: 14 of 159)      

This small pistol has a mostly octagon barrel with a series of turnings and a small round section at the muzzle. The top flat is engraved with scrolls and inscribed "HY", probably for Henry Young. The pistol has brass mounts including a single ramrod entry furrel, a brass trigger guard with foliate scrolls engraved on the bow, a brass inlaid strap on each side of the grip with decorative engraving, and a pierced escutcheon inlaid on the back of the grip. The lock has a rounded tail and is marked in the center "ROGERS &/ BROTHERS/ WARRANTED" and features a waterproof pan. The pistol has a cane grip and is stocked in partially figured walnut. There are two relief carved sections around the inlays on each side of the grip. CONDITION: Barrel retains a gray patina. Markings are very good, tang screw is replaced. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly, retaining an even gray patina. Stock shows some repaired cracks and a piece of wood replaced where the back of the trigger guard tang was apparently broken off. Brass furniture retains a mellow mustard patina. Both grip straps are missing the tips. DMG Barrel Length: 5" Caliber/Bore: .56 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Henry Young Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN
This small pistol has a mostly octagon barrel with a series of turnings and a small round section at the muzzle. The top flat is engraved with scrolls and inscribed "HY",...more probably for Henry Young. The pistol has brass mounts including a single ramrod entry furrel, a brass trigger guard with foliate scrolls engraved on the bow, a brass inlaid strap on each side of the grip with decorative engraving, and a pierced escutcheon inlaid on the back of the grip. The lock has a rounded tail and is marked in the center "ROGERS &/ BROTHERS/ WARRANTED" and features a waterproof pan. The pistol has a cane grip and is stocked in partially figured walnut. There are two relief carved sections around the inlays on each side of the grip. CONDITION: Barrel retains a gray patina. Markings are very good, tang screw is replaced. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly, retaining an even gray patina. Stock shows some repaired cracks and a piece of wood replaced where the back of the trigger guard tang was apparently broken off. Brass furniture retains a mellow mustard patina. Both grip straps are missing the tips. DMG Barrel Length: 5" Caliber/Bore: .56 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Henry Young Model: Kentucky Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) AMERICAN SILVER MOUNTED SAW HANDLE FLINTLOCK DUELING OR TARGET PISTOL BY H. T. COOPER.

Lot # 1015 (Sale Order: 15 of 159)      

For another nearly identical pistol, see next lot. Henry T. Cooper worked in New York in the early to mid 19th Century. This pistol has a fine two-stage barrel with elaborate stiff leaf engraving and scrolls at the muzzle and around the German silver front sight. The hooked patent breech features three German silver inlaid pans, with triangles engraved between each one. The touch hole is also German silver lined. The flat lockplate is engraved with foliate scrolls and a dog hunting a bird at the tail. It is stamped in the center "H.T. COOPER". Lock features a waterproof pan and a roller frizzen. The half stock is of plain walnut and features all engraved German silver mounts. The target trigger guard, with a spur on the bow, is engraved with foliate scrolls and borders. The endcap is also engraved and there is a pierced sideplate engraved en suite. On the back of the faceted grip there is an unengraved rectangular silver escutcheon and on both sides of the grip there are long silver inlays engraved with hunting dogs. Complete with what appears to be its original German silver tipped ramrod with a brass and iron worm at the opposite end. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light gray patina with some scattered gray spotting. Engraving is excellent. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Markings are excellent. German silver mounts retain a pleasing mellow patina. Stock retains much of its original finish, with some areas of losses due to polishing and a couple hairline cracks and scattered marks from use. A very attractive American pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: H. T. Cooper Model: Flintlock Pistol Serial Number: NSN
For another nearly identical pistol, see next lot. Henry T. Cooper worked in New York in the early to mid 19th Century. This pistol has a fine two-stage barrel with elabo...morerate stiff leaf engraving and scrolls at the muzzle and around the German silver front sight. The hooked patent breech features three German silver inlaid pans, with triangles engraved between each one. The touch hole is also German silver lined. The flat lockplate is engraved with foliate scrolls and a dog hunting a bird at the tail. It is stamped in the center "H.T. COOPER". Lock features a waterproof pan and a roller frizzen. The half stock is of plain walnut and features all engraved German silver mounts. The target trigger guard, with a spur on the bow, is engraved with foliate scrolls and borders. The endcap is also engraved and there is a pierced sideplate engraved en suite. On the back of the faceted grip there is an unengraved rectangular silver escutcheon and on both sides of the grip there are long silver inlays engraved with hunting dogs. Complete with what appears to be its original German silver tipped ramrod with a brass and iron worm at the opposite end. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light gray patina with some scattered gray spotting. Engraving is excellent. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Markings are excellent. German silver mounts retain a pleasing mellow patina. Stock retains much of its original finish, with some areas of losses due to polishing and a couple hairline cracks and scattered marks from use. A very attractive American pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: H. T. Cooper Model: Flintlock Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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(A) AMERICAN SILVER MOUNTED SAW HANDLE FLINTLOCK DUELING OR TARGET PISTOL BY H. T. COOPER.

Lot # 1016 (Sale Order: 16 of 159)      

See previous lot for a nearly identical example. Henry T. Cooper worked in New York in the early to mid 19th Century. This pistol has a fine two stage barrel with elaborate stiff leaf engraving and scrolls at the muzzle and around the German silver front sight. The hooked patent breech features three German silver inlaid pans with triangles engraved between each one. The touch hole is also German silver lined. The flat lockplate is engraved with foliate scrolls and a dog hunting a bird at the tail. It is stamped in the center "H.T. COOPER". Lock features a waterproof pan and a roller frizzen. The half stock is of plain walnut and features all engraved German silver mounts. The target trigger guard, with a spur on the bow, is engraved with foliate scrolls and borders. The endcap is also engraved and there is a pierced sideplate engraved en suite. On the back of the faceted grip there is an unengraved rectangular silver escutcheon and on both sides of the grip there are long silver inlays engraved with hunting dogs. Complete with what appears to be its original German silver tipped ramrod with a brass and iron worm at the opposite end. CONDITION: Completely as found and untouched. Barrel and lock retain a dark heavy patina; with some scattered pitting. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Markings on lock are very good, even the period flint and leather are still in the jaws. Stock retains an old finish, which shows some flaking, crazing, and scattered marks. German silver furniture is unpolished and retains a darker patina, with some scattered areas of even darker patina. A very nice, as found, American pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: H. T. Cooper Model: Flintlock Pistol Serial Number: NSN
See previous lot for a nearly identical example. Henry T. Cooper worked in New York in the early to mid 19th Century. This pistol has a fine two stage barrel with elabora...morete stiff leaf engraving and scrolls at the muzzle and around the German silver front sight. The hooked patent breech features three German silver inlaid pans with triangles engraved between each one. The touch hole is also German silver lined. The flat lockplate is engraved with foliate scrolls and a dog hunting a bird at the tail. It is stamped in the center "H.T. COOPER". Lock features a waterproof pan and a roller frizzen. The half stock is of plain walnut and features all engraved German silver mounts. The target trigger guard, with a spur on the bow, is engraved with foliate scrolls and borders. The endcap is also engraved and there is a pierced sideplate engraved en suite. On the back of the faceted grip there is an unengraved rectangular silver escutcheon and on both sides of the grip there are long silver inlays engraved with hunting dogs. Complete with what appears to be its original German silver tipped ramrod with a brass and iron worm at the opposite end. CONDITION: Completely as found and untouched. Barrel and lock retain a dark heavy patina; with some scattered pitting. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and functions properly. Markings on lock are very good, even the period flint and leather are still in the jaws. Stock retains an old finish, which shows some flaking, crazing, and scattered marks. German silver furniture is unpolished and retains a darker patina, with some scattered areas of even darker patina. A very nice, as found, American pistol. DMG Barrel Length: 9" Caliber/Bore: .62 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: H. T. Cooper Model: Flintlock Pistol Serial Number: NSN

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BRITISH 5TH REGIMENT SILVER GORGET.

Lot # 1017 (Sale Order: 17 of 159)      

The 5th Regiment was also known as the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. They fought in America during the Revolutionary War. In 1774, the regiment was shipped to Boston, Massachusetts. Portions of the regiment fought at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April, 1775 and the Battle of Bunker Hill in June of the same year. After being evacuated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1776, the 5th took part in the New York Campaign, including the battles of Long Island and White Plains, and capture of Fort Washington and Fort Lee in New Jersey. They later participated in General Howe's 1777 campaign against Philadelphia. They fought at Brandywine Creek, where they broke through the Continental Army and captured five cannons. In 1778, the British army was forced to retreat and the regiment was involved in fighting at Monmouth Court House. In November of the same year, they left New York for last time and were transported to the French West Indies, where on 13 December 1778, they landed at Saint Lucia. The large silver gorget is engraved on the convex front with the British Royal crest above "5th REGIMENT". The gorget has an associated silver chain accompanying it. CONDITION: Very good with a mostly pewter patina, showing some wear to engraving and a minor dent to right side of crest. Back shows visible hammer marks. An attractive Revolutionary War style gorget. DMG
The 5th Regiment was also known as the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. They fought in America during the Revolutionary War. In 1774, the regiment was shipped to Boston, M...moreassachusetts. Portions of the regiment fought at the Battle of Lexington and Concord in April, 1775 and the Battle of Bunker Hill in June of the same year. After being evacuated to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1776, the 5th took part in the New York Campaign, including the battles of Long Island and White Plains, and capture of Fort Washington and Fort Lee in New Jersey. They later participated in General Howe's 1777 campaign against Philadelphia. They fought at Brandywine Creek, where they broke through the Continental Army and captured five cannons. In 1778, the British army was forced to retreat and the regiment was involved in fighting at Monmouth Court House. In November of the same year, they left New York for last time and were transported to the French West Indies, where on 13 December 1778, they landed at Saint Lucia. The large silver gorget is engraved on the convex front with the British Royal crest above "5th REGIMENT". The gorget has an associated silver chain accompanying it. CONDITION: Very good with a mostly pewter patina, showing some wear to engraving and a minor dent to right side of crest. Back shows visible hammer marks. An attractive Revolutionary War style gorget. DMG

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SILVER "ORDER OF THE THISTLE" GORGET WITH BRITISH CREST.

Lot # 1018 (Sale Order: 18 of 159)      

Third quarter of the 18th century style, with convex-face engraved in the center with the British crest. Each side has an engraved star of the "Order of the Thistle" containing the Latin phrase "NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT". Translating to "No one provokes me with impunity". This was the motto of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the Scots Guards, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada. The back shows a reddish leather lining. CONDITION: Very good with a tarnished patina. Backing is loose. An attractive gorget. DMG
Third quarter of the 18th century style, with convex-face engraved in the center with the British crest. Each side has an engraved star of the "Order of the Thistle" cont...moreaining the Latin phrase "NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT". Translating to "No one provokes me with impunity". This was the motto of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the Scots Guards, the Royal Regiment of Scotland, and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada. The back shows a reddish leather lining. CONDITION: Very good with a tarnished patina. Backing is loose. An attractive gorget. DMG

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LOT OF 2: REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA WOODEN CANTEENS.

Lot # 1019 (Sale Order: 19 of 159)      

Lot consists of: (A) Measures 7" x 3". It displays a raised carved spout with a plug and two iron bands secured by early nails. This canteen has a crudely carved "RBF" with "A*R" on the opposite side. It has a taped paper tag typewritten with identifying information "REVOLUTIONARY WAR WATER CANTEEN / Belonging to / ROWELL B. FOOT / A soldier on the Quebec Expedition. / (See Kenneth Roberts, March to Quebec)". CONDITION: Old oil finish with worm damage. Canteen is secure and pleasing. Normal wear. (B) This canteen measures 7 3/8" x 3 1/8" and has a raised carved spout with plug and two iron bands secured with rosehead nails. There is a "D.B." carved into one side. It also has a metal collection tag attached to the metal strap holder. CONDITION: Good with normal wear. Old oil finish and a round plug on the bottom, opposite the spout. DRG
Lot consists of: (A) Measures 7" x 3". It displays a raised carved spout with a plug and two iron bands secured by early nails. This canteen has a crudely carved "RBF" wi...moreth "A*R" on the opposite side. It has a taped paper tag typewritten with identifying information "REVOLUTIONARY WAR WATER CANTEEN / Belonging to / ROWELL B. FOOT / A soldier on the Quebec Expedition. / (See Kenneth Roberts, March to Quebec)". CONDITION: Old oil finish with worm damage. Canteen is secure and pleasing. Normal wear. (B) This canteen measures 7 3/8" x 3 1/8" and has a raised carved spout with plug and two iron bands secured with rosehead nails. There is a "D.B." carved into one side. It also has a metal collection tag attached to the metal strap holder. CONDITION: Good with normal wear. Old oil finish and a round plug on the bottom, opposite the spout. DRG

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ENGRAVED PHILADELPHIA MAP POWDER HORN OF JOHN PURVIANCE, DATED 1768, ATTRIBUTED TO THE POINTED TREE

Lot # 1020 (Sale Order: 20 of 159)      

Inscriptions include "INo PURVIANCE / ANNO 1768" in banner, "DIEU ET MON DROIT" in banner, "PHILADELPHIA" in banner, "MON SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE" in crest, "R". The city of Philadelphia is depicted, as well as the Harbor including Windmill Island.The artillery fort sporting a British flag is also depicted, with ships in the harbor. Other images include a gentleman in a horse-drawn carriage being led by a dog and an angel supporting the Philadelphia banner. The usual hunter and hound pursuing a stag, which is seen on many horns by this engraver, is also depicted. The raised part of this horn ends in some well-defined and decorated scalloping. There are two 1" cracks and a chip on the spout of this diminutive horn. Plug end of the horn exhibits a 1/2" chip and a 1" crack. CONDITION: Apparent water and moisture damage, causing a loss of some engraved images. It is missing its brass charger and wooden plug at the butt end. Horn exhibits a mottled, dark surface in general with hues of several shades of brown and grey. DRG
Inscriptions include "INo PURVIANCE / ANNO 1768" in banner, "DIEU ET MON DROIT" in banner, "PHILADELPHIA" in banner, "MON SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE" in crest, "R". The city of...more Philadelphia is depicted, as well as the Harbor including Windmill Island.The artillery fort sporting a British flag is also depicted, with ships in the harbor. Other images include a gentleman in a horse-drawn carriage being led by a dog and an angel supporting the Philadelphia banner. The usual hunter and hound pursuing a stag, which is seen on many horns by this engraver, is also depicted. The raised part of this horn ends in some well-defined and decorated scalloping. There are two 1" cracks and a chip on the spout of this diminutive horn. Plug end of the horn exhibits a 1/2" chip and a 1" crack. CONDITION: Apparent water and moisture damage, causing a loss of some engraved images. It is missing its brass charger and wooden plug at the butt end. Horn exhibits a mottled, dark surface in general with hues of several shades of brown and grey. DRG

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IMPORTANT ENGRAVED POWDER HORN OF CAPTAIN ABRAHAM FOOT, DATED 1762, EX. GUTHMAN / FLAYDERMAN COLLECT

Lot # 1021 (Sale Order: 21 of 159)      

This horn is featured in plate 28 on page 31 of "American Engraved Powder Horns: The Golden Age 1755/1783" by John S. du Mont. The horn is also featured as No. 7 on pages 129 and 131 of "The New England Gun" by Merrill Lindsay. Captain Abraham Foot has an extensive French and Indian War record and was from Branford, Connecticut. He served in every major campaign of the French and Indian War, enlisting in 1755 in the Second Regiment of Elizur Goodrich in the Third Company under Major Isaac Foot. He enlisted again in 1756 in the Fourth Connecticut Regiment under Colonel Andrew Ward, Jr. in the First Company of Colonel Ward. He served under Ward at Crown Point. He reenlisted as an ensign in 1757 in Colonel Lyman's Regiment, Second Company under Lieutenant Colonel Whiting at Fort Edward. He quickly advanced to the rank of captain by 1762. The horn itself has a tapered curved body of about 13 1/2" long with a relief ring carved at the spout and a convex wooden plug secured by seven wooden pins. There is an iron staple for strap attachment at the end towards the plug. The main body features a heart in high relief inscribed "Cap't Abraham Foot's Horn Crown Point oct'r 5th" and large "17 / 62" in the center. The fine engraving is that of a trained professional engraver. his is a very historic horn with a remarkable provenance. Copies of the pages featuring this horn in both books is included, as well as a copy of the auction description when it originally sold as Lot 600 on October 12, 2006 in Bourgeault's Sale of "The William Guthman Collection of Americana". CONDITION: Horn retains an undisturbed surface and is in very good condition with one minor chip at the spout opening. Relief heart shows clear engraving and retains a pleasing dark honey patina. Plug is original, showing some scuffing. PROVENANCE: Ex:William H. Guthman and Norm Flayderman Collections. DMG
This horn is featured in plate 28 on page 31 of "American Engraved Powder Horns: The Golden Age 1755/1783" by John S. du Mont. The horn is also featured as No. 7 on pages...more 129 and 131 of "The New England Gun" by Merrill Lindsay. Captain Abraham Foot has an extensive French and Indian War record and was from Branford, Connecticut. He served in every major campaign of the French and Indian War, enlisting in 1755 in the Second Regiment of Elizur Goodrich in the Third Company under Major Isaac Foot. He enlisted again in 1756 in the Fourth Connecticut Regiment under Colonel Andrew Ward, Jr. in the First Company of Colonel Ward. He served under Ward at Crown Point. He reenlisted as an ensign in 1757 in Colonel Lyman's Regiment, Second Company under Lieutenant Colonel Whiting at Fort Edward. He quickly advanced to the rank of captain by 1762. The horn itself has a tapered curved body of about 13 1/2" long with a relief ring carved at the spout and a convex wooden plug secured by seven wooden pins. There is an iron staple for strap attachment at the end towards the plug. The main body features a heart in high relief inscribed "Cap't Abraham Foot's Horn Crown Point oct'r 5th" and large "17 / 62" in the center. The fine engraving is that of a trained professional engraver. his is a very historic horn with a remarkable provenance. Copies of the pages featuring this horn in both books is included, as well as a copy of the auction description when it originally sold as Lot 600 on October 12, 2006 in Bourgeault's Sale of "The William Guthman Collection of Americana". CONDITION: Horn retains an undisturbed surface and is in very good condition with one minor chip at the spout opening. Relief heart shows clear engraving and retains a pleasing dark honey patina. Plug is original, showing some scuffing. PROVENANCE: Ex:William H. Guthman and Norm Flayderman Collections. DMG

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IMPORTANT GERMAN LOYALIST-MADE ENGRAVED POWDER HORN MADE BY ADAM HEYDORNE AND DATED 1776, CLAVARACK.

Lot # 1022 (Sale Order: 22 of 159)      

This horn is featured on page 178 of "Accouterments II" by James R. Johnston. Clavarack, New York was a known hotbed for Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. This powder horn has a tapered, curved body of 16" with a faceted spout section followed by two relief rings. The horn is inscribed in German "GEORGE:REX III:KOeNIG VON GROS BRITANNIA" which translates to "King George III of Great Britain". The other side of the horn is inscribed "ClavarAcK Juny: TH29 1776 :: ADAM HEYDORN : HAND". Designs inscribed on the horn include a flintlock musket, a bayonet, a tree, a pig, two fish, a heart and tulips, as well as some other checkered shapes. The wooden plug is convex and has a large iron staple in the center for sling attachment. CONDITION: Horn retains a light honey patina and shows some darker areas as well as some smooth areas from carrying. There is some minor deterioration at the bottom towards the plug. Plug has a couple age cracks. A very rare Revolutionary War German Loyalist made horn. PROVENANCE: ex. Rudy Bahr and Steve Hench Collections. DMG
This horn is featured on page 178 of "Accouterments II" by James R. Johnston. Clavarack, New York was a known hotbed for Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. This powd...moreer horn has a tapered, curved body of 16" with a faceted spout section followed by two relief rings. The horn is inscribed in German "GEORGE:REX III:KOeNIG VON GROS BRITANNIA" which translates to "King George III of Great Britain". The other side of the horn is inscribed "ClavarAcK Juny: TH29 1776 :: ADAM HEYDORN : HAND". Designs inscribed on the horn include a flintlock musket, a bayonet, a tree, a pig, two fish, a heart and tulips, as well as some other checkered shapes. The wooden plug is convex and has a large iron staple in the center for sling attachment. CONDITION: Horn retains a light honey patina and shows some darker areas as well as some smooth areas from carrying. There is some minor deterioration at the bottom towards the plug. Plug has a couple age cracks. A very rare Revolutionary War German Loyalist made horn. PROVENANCE: ex. Rudy Bahr and Steve Hench Collections. DMG

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RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY NAVAL MEDICAL CHEST WITH CONTENTS.

Lot # 1023 (Sale Order: 23 of 159)      

For a nearly identical example, see the "Surgeons at Sea" section in "The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy" by Jenkins and Taylor. The example shown in the book is also mahogany and of this configuration, and was owned by Sir Benjamin Outram (1774-1856) and is said by his descendants to have been used at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801. The battle was Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's "hardest fought" battle. Copies of the information and photos from this book are included. The mahogany case measures 10 1/2" x 7" x 8 1/4" closed. It has beaded edges with two folding doors on the front, both with diamond-shaped brass keyhole escutcheons. The top has a brass Hepplewhite handle. The partitioned interior opens to reveal two shelves on the inside of each door. Each shelf contains three glass bottles. In the center, there are two graduated drawers. The top drawer has three partitioned sections containing glass beakers, a syringe, two glass mixing instruments and a bone measuring instrument. The bottom drawer contains four glass vials in fitted compartments and a large hand blown glass mixing bowl in the left compartment. Above the drawers there are four sections with wooden partitions, each containing a large glass bottle with glass stopper. The back of the box reveals a hidden compartment with sliding lid. Behind this are three more very large glass bottles with glass tops. The chest contains a total of 19 glass bottles, some with labels and old contents within. All appear to be original and none are missing. A medical kit that is as complete as this example is very hard to come by. Complete with its original key. CONDITION: Very good. The exterior has its original finish with some scattered marks from use and an age crack on the front of the right door. Brass furniture retains a very dark patina. Interior shows some scuffing and minor losses to finish. DMG
For a nearly identical example, see the "Surgeons at Sea" section in "The War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy" by Jenkins and Taylor. The example shown in the book ...moreis also mahogany and of this configuration, and was owned by Sir Benjamin Outram (1774-1856) and is said by his descendants to have been used at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801. The battle was Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's "hardest fought" battle. Copies of the information and photos from this book are included. The mahogany case measures 10 1/2" x 7" x 8 1/4" closed. It has beaded edges with two folding doors on the front, both with diamond-shaped brass keyhole escutcheons. The top has a brass Hepplewhite handle. The partitioned interior opens to reveal two shelves on the inside of each door. Each shelf contains three glass bottles. In the center, there are two graduated drawers. The top drawer has three partitioned sections containing glass beakers, a syringe, two glass mixing instruments and a bone measuring instrument. The bottom drawer contains four glass vials in fitted compartments and a large hand blown glass mixing bowl in the left compartment. Above the drawers there are four sections with wooden partitions, each containing a large glass bottle with glass stopper. The back of the box reveals a hidden compartment with sliding lid. Behind this are three more very large glass bottles with glass tops. The chest contains a total of 19 glass bottles, some with labels and old contents within. All appear to be original and none are missing. A medical kit that is as complete as this example is very hard to come by. Complete with its original key. CONDITION: Very good. The exterior has its original finish with some scattered marks from use and an age crack on the front of the right door. Brass furniture retains a very dark patina. Interior shows some scuffing and minor losses to finish. DMG

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(A) FINE NAPOLEONIC BRITISH PATTERN 1801 FLINTLOCK SEA SERVICE PISTOL.

Lot # 1024 (Sale Order: 24 of 159)      

For another example see figure 58 on page 150-151 of "British Military Pistols" by Robert Brooker. The tapered round barrel has two British ordnance proofs on the left side towards the breech as well as a crown stamped at the back of the barrel tang. The flat lockplate has engraved double line borders and is engraved "TOWER" in an arch at the tail. In the center there is a large engraved crown over "GR" and below the pan there is a crown with a broad arrow. The reinforced cock also has engraved double line borders. The pistol retains its original belt hook and is stamped on the rear finial with a crown over "6". Standard brass Pattern 1801 furniture. The full length plain walnut stock is stamped on the back of the grip near the top with a crown over a broad arrow over the date "180- and behind the belthook with a large "IG". A relief beaver tail surrounds the barrel tang. There are also a series of crown markings and numbers on the ramrod channel and two crown over "9" inspection stamps on the right side of the grip just above the trigger guard. Complete with its original brass-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: The iron components on this pistol are bright and the markings are excellent. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and is mechanically excellent. Brass furniture retains a mellowing patina, showing a couple light storage marks. Stock shows some minor storage marks and a chip missing above the rear lock tang. A very fine example of this Napoleonic Pattern. DMG Barrel Length: 12-1/8" Caliber/Bore: .59 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Tower Model: Pattern 1801 Sea Service Serial Number: NSN
For another example see figure 58 on page 150-151 of "British Military Pistols" by Robert Brooker. The tapered round barrel has two British ordnance proofs on the left si...morede towards the breech as well as a crown stamped at the back of the barrel tang. The flat lockplate has engraved double line borders and is engraved "TOWER" in an arch at the tail. In the center there is a large engraved crown over "GR" and below the pan there is a crown with a broad arrow. The reinforced cock also has engraved double line borders. The pistol retains its original belt hook and is stamped on the rear finial with a crown over "6". Standard brass Pattern 1801 furniture. The full length plain walnut stock is stamped on the back of the grip near the top with a crown over a broad arrow over the date "180- and behind the belthook with a large "IG". A relief beaver tail surrounds the barrel tang. There are also a series of crown markings and numbers on the ramrod channel and two crown over "9" inspection stamps on the right side of the grip just above the trigger guard. Complete with its original brass-tipped wooden ramrod. CONDITION: The iron components on this pistol are bright and the markings are excellent. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and is mechanically excellent. Brass furniture retains a mellowing patina, showing a couple light storage marks. Stock shows some minor storage marks and a chip missing above the rear lock tang. A very fine example of this Napoleonic Pattern. DMG Barrel Length: 12-1/8" Caliber/Bore: .59 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Tower Model: Pattern 1801 Sea Service Serial Number: NSN

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U.S. MODEL 1816 BOARDING PIKE WITH ORIGINAL HAFT.

Lot # 1025 (Sale Order: 25 of 159)      

For a nearly identical example, see plate 118 on page 148 of "American Polearms" by Rodney Hilton Brown. The similar examples shown in the book all came from the U.S. Frigate Constitution when she was repaired in the 1920's. This example has a diamond section iron spike of 7" followed by a cone-shaped socket and 8" iron rectangular straps. The overall length is 87" including the original round haft painted yellow-brown with the top 9" painted black. CONDITION: Head retains a dark heavy patina. Haft shows some chipping and losses to period paint. A nice naval boarding pike. DMG Blade Length: 7" Overall Length: 87"
For a nearly identical example, see plate 118 on page 148 of "American Polearms" by Rodney Hilton Brown. The similar examples shown in the book all came from the U.S. Fri...moregate Constitution when she was repaired in the 1920's. This example has a diamond section iron spike of 7" followed by a cone-shaped socket and 8" iron rectangular straps. The overall length is 87" including the original round haft painted yellow-brown with the top 9" painted black. CONDITION: Head retains a dark heavy patina. Haft shows some chipping and losses to period paint. A nice naval boarding pike. DMG Blade Length: 7" Overall Length: 87"

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