Extraordinary Firearms - Day 1

Extraordinary Firearms - Day 1

Wednesday, November 17, 2021  |  9:00 AM Eastern
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Extraordinary Firearms - Day 1

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THOMPSON 100 ROUND "C" DRUM MAGAZINE.

Lot # 1026 (Sale Order: 1 of 323)      

Truly exceptional matching serial number 846 Thompson “C” drum in correct original dull matte finish. Drum is marked “AUTO-ORDNANCE CORP, NEW YORK N.Y., U.S.A. PATENTED JULY 27 1920 DEC 7 1920 “NO 846” on main body with matching numbered cover. Nickel rotor inside. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish of drum is near excellent dull blue finish with nickel rotor and interior of drum showing faint little round rings of patina indicating this drum was loaded and functioned. There is a barely discernable slight dimple at the 4 o'clock position at the back of the drum. A top restoration specialist could likely make this completely disappear. Just about as nice one of these rare C-type drums as one could hope to find. Their survivability was poor since they were sold only with the very first orders. Matching numbered original C drums are very rare. A wonderful find for the advanced Thompson machine gun collector. JWK 2021-11-71

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(N) HOLLAND FIREARMS AUTO-BURGLAR 20 BORE SHOTGUN (ANY OTHER WEAPON).

Lot # 1101 (Sale Order: 2 of 323)      

An excellent Spanish manufactured copy of the desirable Ithaca Auto & Burglar line of shotguns manufactured for Holland Firearms, Inc. in Houston, TX. This example is marked "AUTO-BURGLAR" on the left side of the frame, with the barrels and rib being marked "MADE IN SPAIN / HOLLAND FIREARMS, INC. HOUSTON-TEXAS" / 20 GA. 3 MAGNUM". Barrel flats bear Spanish proofs and nitro proof markings, with the water table bearing additional Spanish proofs, nitro markings, and the serial number. Furniture is comprised of a hardwood forend and pistol grip stock. Forend and stock feature diamond pattern checkering. Left side of frame retains its lanyard loop. Frame, triggers, and pistol grip pommel cap are case colored, with the barrel, trigger guard, and forend being blued. Matching numbers are present on the frame, barrels, forend, pistol grip stock, and pommel cap. CONDITION: Metal components are near excellent overall, with the frame retaining vibrant case coloring and showing some extremely light oxidation and some minor handling marks. Blued components are exquisite, retaining bountiful amounts of their blue finish and showing only a few minor spots of wear. Wood furniture shows some scattered handling marks as well as some minor losses to the varnish. Checkering shows some wear as well as losses to the diamonds. A very attractive Spanish manufactured copy of the iconic Auto & Burglar shotgun. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM WILL INCUR A $5.00 TRANSFER TAX IF TRANSFERRED ON AN ATF FORM 4. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 CLASSIFIED AS "ANY OTHER WEAPON". MLW Barrel Length: 10" Caliber/Bore: 20 Bore FFL Status: NFA Manufacturer: Holland Firearms Model: Auto-Burglar Serial Number: 62510
An excellent Spanish manufactured copy of the desirable Ithaca Auto & Burglar line of shotguns manufactured for Holland Firearms, Inc. in Houston, TX. This example is mar...moreked "AUTO-BURGLAR" on the left side of the frame, with the barrels and rib being marked "MADE IN SPAIN / HOLLAND FIREARMS, INC. HOUSTON-TEXAS" / 20 GA. 3 MAGNUM". Barrel flats bear Spanish proofs and nitro proof markings, with the water table bearing additional Spanish proofs, nitro markings, and the serial number. Furniture is comprised of a hardwood forend and pistol grip stock. Forend and stock feature diamond pattern checkering. Left side of frame retains its lanyard loop. Frame, triggers, and pistol grip pommel cap are case colored, with the barrel, trigger guard, and forend being blued. Matching numbers are present on the frame, barrels, forend, pistol grip stock, and pommel cap. CONDITION: Metal components are near excellent overall, with the frame retaining vibrant case coloring and showing some extremely light oxidation and some minor handling marks. Blued components are exquisite, retaining bountiful amounts of their blue finish and showing only a few minor spots of wear. Wood furniture shows some scattered handling marks as well as some minor losses to the varnish. Checkering shows some wear as well as losses to the diamonds. A very attractive Spanish manufactured copy of the iconic Auto & Burglar shotgun. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM WILL INCUR A $5.00 TRANSFER TAX IF TRANSFERRED ON AN ATF FORM 4. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 CLASSIFIED AS "ANY OTHER WEAPON". MLW Barrel Length: 10" Caliber/Bore: 20 Bore FFL Status: NFA Manufacturer: Holland Firearms Model: Auto-Burglar Serial Number: 62510

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(N) LOT OF 3: HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON .410 BORE HANDY GUNS (ANY OTHER WEAPON).

Lot # 1102 (Sale Order: 3 of 323)      

Lot consists of (A & B & C) Handy Gun manufactured by Harrington & Richardson. Left side of receiver is marked "H.&R. HANDY GUN"., with the right side bearing H&R's manufacturer information. Top of barrel is stamped "MADE IN U.S.A. 410 GA. CHOKE". Features include a blued barrel, case colored frame, wood forend, and checkered wood grip. Matching numbers are present on the receiver, barrel, and forend. CONDITION: (A) Frame retains very strong case colors overall with some spots of wear, some fading to the case coloring, and some scattered handling marks. Barrel retains the vast majority of its blued finish, exhibiting a few light spots of oxidation. Mirror bore. Wood furniture shows some light handling marks and some minor losses to the varnish. (B) Frame retains show extremely fine case coloring, exhibiting oxidation all around and some scattered handling marks. Barrel retains most of its blue finish, showing some wear as well as scattered handling marks all around. Wood furniture shows scattered handling marks, with the pistol grip bearing a repair on the bottom and showing checkering smoothing and some impressions to the checkering. (C) Frame retains fine case coloring, showing some fading, wear, light oxidation, and scattered handling marks overall. Barrel retains the majority of its original blue finish, exhibiting some minor wear and light oxidation. Wood furniture shows some scattered handling marks but is otherwise sturdy and serviceable. Unmarked leather holster shows some light wear but is otherwise fine. It is an unusual and rare opportunity to find these guns with the appropriate vintage boxes. THESE ARE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. EACH ITEM WILL INCUR A $5.00 TRANSFER TAX IF TRANSFERRED ON AN ATF FORM 4. THESE ITEMS ARE FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 CLASSIFIED AS "ANY OTHER WEAPON". MLW Accessories: Holster, two factory boxes Barrel Length: (A) 12 - 1/4" (B) 12 - 1/8" (C) 12 - 5/16" Caliber/Bore: (ALL) .410 Bore FFL Status: NFA Manufacturer: (ALL) Harrington & Richardson Model: (ALL) Handy Gun Serial Number: (A) 53684 (B) 49807 (C) 39471
Lot consists of (A & B & C) Handy Gun manufactured by Harrington & Richardson. Left side of receiver is marked "H.&R. HANDY GUN"., with the right side bearing H&R's manuf...moreacturer information. Top of barrel is stamped "MADE IN U.S.A. 410 GA. CHOKE". Features include a blued barrel, case colored frame, wood forend, and checkered wood grip. Matching numbers are present on the receiver, barrel, and forend. CONDITION: (A) Frame retains very strong case colors overall with some spots of wear, some fading to the case coloring, and some scattered handling marks. Barrel retains the vast majority of its blued finish, exhibiting a few light spots of oxidation. Mirror bore. Wood furniture shows some light handling marks and some minor losses to the varnish. (B) Frame retains show extremely fine case coloring, exhibiting oxidation all around and some scattered handling marks. Barrel retains most of its blue finish, showing some wear as well as scattered handling marks all around. Wood furniture shows scattered handling marks, with the pistol grip bearing a repair on the bottom and showing checkering smoothing and some impressions to the checkering. (C) Frame retains fine case coloring, showing some fading, wear, light oxidation, and scattered handling marks overall. Barrel retains the majority of its original blue finish, exhibiting some minor wear and light oxidation. Wood furniture shows some scattered handling marks but is otherwise sturdy and serviceable. Unmarked leather holster shows some light wear but is otherwise fine. It is an unusual and rare opportunity to find these guns with the appropriate vintage boxes. THESE ARE NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. EACH ITEM WILL INCUR A $5.00 TRANSFER TAX IF TRANSFERRED ON AN ATF FORM 4. THESE ITEMS ARE FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 CLASSIFIED AS "ANY OTHER WEAPON". MLW Accessories: Holster, two factory boxes Barrel Length: (A) 12 - 1/4" (B) 12 - 1/8" (C) 12 - 5/16" Caliber/Bore: (ALL) .410 Bore FFL Status: NFA Manufacturer: (ALL) Harrington & Richardson Model: (ALL) Handy Gun Serial Number: (A) 53684 (B) 49807 (C) 39471

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(N) URBACH PRECISION MANUFACTURING DEFENDER 20 BORE PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN (SHORT BARREL SHOTGUN).

Lot # 1103 (Sale Order: 4 of 323)      

Originally manufactured by Winchester in 1984 as a Model 1300 Defender, this shotgun was later converted by Urbach Precision Manufacturing Co. into a Short Barrel Shotgun. The left side of the barrel is stamped "WINCHESTER DEFENDER 20GA. 2 3/4" & 3"" above Winchesters manufacturer information, with the left side of the receiver is marked "URBACH PRECISION MFG. CO./ GARLAND. TEXAS U.S.A." followed by the serial number. Features include a 9 - 1/2" barrel, black polymer HK MP5 pattern foregrip installed on the pump, wood buttstock fitted with a rubber recoil pad, as well as a brass front bead sight. CONDITION: Excellent, with metal components retaining virtually all of their finishes with the exception of a few minor handling and storage marks that are showing through to silvering. Mirror bore. Wood buttstock show some scattered indentations and marks from handling and storage, but is otherwise sturdy and serviceable. A nice converted Winchester Model 1300 Defender shotgun that would make for a fine home defense shotgun. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4. MLW Barrel Length: 9 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: 20 Bore FFL Status: NFA Manufacturer: Urbach Precision MFG. Co. Model: Defender Serial Number: L1777843
Originally manufactured by Winchester in 1984 as a Model 1300 Defender, this shotgun was later converted by Urbach Precision Manufacturing Co. into a Short Barrel Shotgun...more. The left side of the barrel is stamped "WINCHESTER DEFENDER 20GA. 2 3/4" & 3"" above Winchesters manufacturer information, with the left side of the receiver is marked "URBACH PRECISION MFG. CO./ GARLAND. TEXAS U.S.A." followed by the serial number. Features include a 9 - 1/2" barrel, black polymer HK MP5 pattern foregrip installed on the pump, wood buttstock fitted with a rubber recoil pad, as well as a brass front bead sight. CONDITION: Excellent, with metal components retaining virtually all of their finishes with the exception of a few minor handling and storage marks that are showing through to silvering. Mirror bore. Wood buttstock show some scattered indentations and marks from handling and storage, but is otherwise sturdy and serviceable. A nice converted Winchester Model 1300 Defender shotgun that would make for a fine home defense shotgun. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4. MLW Barrel Length: 9 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: 20 Bore FFL Status: NFA Manufacturer: Urbach Precision MFG. Co. Model: Defender Serial Number: L1777843

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(A) HIGHLY UNUSUAL AMERICAN ROTATING CHAMBER BREECHLOADING UNDERHAMMER PERCUSSION RIFLE PATTERN AFTE

Lot # 1106 (Sale Order: 5 of 323)      

While aesthetically resembling one of the revolving turret rifles, this rifle is only a single shot. When the fore trigger is pulled back, it allows the barrel assembly and encapsulating ring to spin around the pressure fit central cylinder and turn to the side, exposing the chamber and allowing for a charge to be loaded in. A cap can then be put on the nipple and the barrel assembly rotated back and the rear trigger pulled, dropping the underhammer and detonating the charge. Sights are a simple blade front sight with a V-notch rear sight on an octagonal section of an otherwise round barrel. Barrel appears to be screwed in with a visible line approximately 1" from the outer cylinder. All furniture is iron and somewhat crudely manufactured and the stock bears a resemblance to Kentucky stocks, supporting the speculation that this is an American blacksmith build. CONDITION: Very good. Metal is essentially a smooth chocolate patina throughout, with some spots of pitting primarily near the nipple and chamber areas. Acton works appropriately when cycled by hand, bore is very good with a minimum of oxidation. Stock has numerous bumps and bruises and several cracks at extremities. Stock has some period repairs including copper plates at front and German silver pieces. This is a really interesting example of blacksmith ingenuity. EMW Barrel Length: 32" Caliber/Bore: .48 Percussion Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Unknown (American?) Model: Rotary Chamber Breech Loader Serial Number: NSN
While aesthetically resembling one of the revolving turret rifles, this rifle is only a single shot. When the fore trigger is pulled back, it allows the barrel assembly a...morend encapsulating ring to spin around the pressure fit central cylinder and turn to the side, exposing the chamber and allowing for a charge to be loaded in. A cap can then be put on the nipple and the barrel assembly rotated back and the rear trigger pulled, dropping the underhammer and detonating the charge. Sights are a simple blade front sight with a V-notch rear sight on an octagonal section of an otherwise round barrel. Barrel appears to be screwed in with a visible line approximately 1" from the outer cylinder. All furniture is iron and somewhat crudely manufactured and the stock bears a resemblance to Kentucky stocks, supporting the speculation that this is an American blacksmith build. CONDITION: Very good. Metal is essentially a smooth chocolate patina throughout, with some spots of pitting primarily near the nipple and chamber areas. Acton works appropriately when cycled by hand, bore is very good with a minimum of oxidation. Stock has numerous bumps and bruises and several cracks at extremities. Stock has some period repairs including copper plates at front and German silver pieces. This is a really interesting example of blacksmith ingenuity. EMW Barrel Length: 32" Caliber/Bore: .48 Percussion Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Unknown (American?) Model: Rotary Chamber Breech Loader Serial Number: NSN

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(A) COLT BABY DRAGOON 1848 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

Lot # 1107 (Sale Order: 6 of 323)      

1848 vintage Colt Model 1848 Pocket Baby Dragoon single action percussion revolver, serial number 3861. 6" round barrel in .31 caliber with cone front sight, 2-line barrel address, and hammer notch rear. Matching serial numbers observed on wedge, barrel, cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and butt. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-piece plain walnut grips. CONDITION: Good, with virtually all of the original finishes faded to a grey patina with scattered age-related freckling throughout. Brass backstrap and trigger guard are mostly an untouched mellow patina with visible amounts of original silver plating on top of backstrap and trigger guard. Grips are strong with no major cracks. Action indexes correctly, is tight, and crisp as professionally rebuilt. Bore is dark with visible rifling and abrasion throughout from use with corrosive black powder. TON Barrel Length: 6" Caliber/Bore: .32 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1849 Pocket Revolver Serial Number: 3861
1848 vintage Colt Model 1848 Pocket Baby Dragoon single action percussion revolver, serial number 3861. 6" round barrel in .31 caliber with cone front sight, 2-line barre...morel address, and hammer notch rear. Matching serial numbers observed on wedge, barrel, cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and butt. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. 1-piece plain walnut grips. CONDITION: Good, with virtually all of the original finishes faded to a grey patina with scattered age-related freckling throughout. Brass backstrap and trigger guard are mostly an untouched mellow patina with visible amounts of original silver plating on top of backstrap and trigger guard. Grips are strong with no major cracks. Action indexes correctly, is tight, and crisp as professionally rebuilt. Bore is dark with visible rifling and abrasion throughout from use with corrosive black powder. TON Barrel Length: 6" Caliber/Bore: .32 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1849 Pocket Revolver Serial Number: 3861

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(A) HIGH CONDITION CASED COLT 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

Lot # 1108 (Sale Order: 7 of 323)      

1858 vintage Colt 1849 Pocket single action percussion revolver, serial number 149425. 4" octagon barrel in .31 caliber with 2-line Colt New York barrel address, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. Matching serial numbers observed on rammer, wedge, barrel, cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and butt. Silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. Cylinder is roll die engraved with typically seen Stagecoach cylinder scene. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Accompanying this gun is a Colt Hartford case with red velvet interior, powder flask with American Eagle motif, bullet mold, nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool, and loose lead ball projectiles. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with nearly all of the original bluing remaining with handling marks and high edge wear throughout. Cylinder is excellent with cylinder scene complete and legible, safety pins worn but intact, dragline, and light age-related freckling throughout. Frame is excellent with bright original case colors. Trigger guard and backstrap retain nearly all of their original silver plating with light freckling throughout. Grips fit well with no major signs of distress. Action is crisp. Bore is dark with visible rifling and heavy abrasion from use with corrosive black powder. Case is very good with handling marks throughout and replacement piece of wood in escutcheon area. TON Accessories: Case Barrel Length: 4" Caliber/Bore: .31 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1849 Pocket Serial Number: 149425
1858 vintage Colt 1849 Pocket single action percussion revolver, serial number 149425. 4" octagon barrel in .31 caliber with 2-line Colt New York barrel address, cone fro...morent sight, and hammer notch rear. Matching serial numbers observed on rammer, wedge, barrel, cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and butt. Silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. Cylinder is roll die engraved with typically seen Stagecoach cylinder scene. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Accompanying this gun is a Colt Hartford case with red velvet interior, powder flask with American Eagle motif, bullet mold, nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool, and loose lead ball projectiles. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with nearly all of the original bluing remaining with handling marks and high edge wear throughout. Cylinder is excellent with cylinder scene complete and legible, safety pins worn but intact, dragline, and light age-related freckling throughout. Frame is excellent with bright original case colors. Trigger guard and backstrap retain nearly all of their original silver plating with light freckling throughout. Grips fit well with no major signs of distress. Action is crisp. Bore is dark with visible rifling and heavy abrasion from use with corrosive black powder. Case is very good with handling marks throughout and replacement piece of wood in escutcheon area. TON Accessories: Case Barrel Length: 4" Caliber/Bore: .31 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1849 Pocket Serial Number: 149425

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(A) CASED HIGH CONDITION COLT LONDON 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

Lot # 1109 (Sale Order: 8 of 323)      

1856 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion single action revolver, serial number 42115. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber with cone front sight, hammer notch rear, and "ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON" single line barrel address. Case colored frame, rammer, and hammer with blued iron trigger guard and backstrap. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Housed in English blue velvet-lined Mahogany case with accessories including Dixon powder flask, Eley percussion cap tin, Colt bullet mold, Merwin & Bray packet of 6 combustible envelope cartridges, cleaning rod, Colt nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool, and 11 lead bullets. Matching serial numbers observed at butt, trigger guard, frame, cylinder, barrel, and rammer. English proof and view markings observed on left barrel flat as well as on each chamber of cylinder. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with nearly all of the bright original bluing remaining with the exception of even wear near muzzle from heavy cleaning and minor handling marks throughout. Frame, hammer, and rammer retain bright original case colors throughout. Cylinder scene is sharp with a light dragline. Walnut grips are in matching condition with light handling marks but no major signs of distress. Action is tight and indexes properly. Bore is dark with visible rifling from use with corrosive back powder during the period. Case is fine with delamination beginning to occur at corners of lid and body but is otherwise complete. Overall a great opportunity to own an exceptional Colt London 1851 Navy with all of the accessories. TON Accessories: Case Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy Serial Number: 42115
1856 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion single action revolver, serial number 42115. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber with cone front sight, hammer notch rear, and "...moreADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON" single line barrel address. Case colored frame, rammer, and hammer with blued iron trigger guard and backstrap. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Housed in English blue velvet-lined Mahogany case with accessories including Dixon powder flask, Eley percussion cap tin, Colt bullet mold, Merwin & Bray packet of 6 combustible envelope cartridges, cleaning rod, Colt nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool, and 11 lead bullets. Matching serial numbers observed at butt, trigger guard, frame, cylinder, barrel, and rammer. English proof and view markings observed on left barrel flat as well as on each chamber of cylinder. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with nearly all of the bright original bluing remaining with the exception of even wear near muzzle from heavy cleaning and minor handling marks throughout. Frame, hammer, and rammer retain bright original case colors throughout. Cylinder scene is sharp with a light dragline. Walnut grips are in matching condition with light handling marks but no major signs of distress. Action is tight and indexes properly. Bore is dark with visible rifling from use with corrosive back powder during the period. Case is fine with delamination beginning to occur at corners of lid and body but is otherwise complete. Overall a great opportunity to own an exceptional Colt London 1851 Navy with all of the accessories. TON Accessories: Case Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy Serial Number: 42115

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(A) INTERESTING AND UNIQUE SCALLOPED FRAME COLT MODEL 1851 PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH RECOIL SHIELD MO

Lot # 1110 (Sale Order: 9 of 323)      

1853 vintage Colt 1851 single action percussion revolver, serial number 32454. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber rifled with single line Colt New York barrel address, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. Silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap with blued frame. Matching serial numbers observed on trigger guard, butt, frame, cylinder, cylinder arbor, barrel, wedge, and rammer. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Recoil shield has been scalloped on both sides to prevent cylinder from hanging up on fired caps. Included is an article from the Fall 2019 issue of the Rampant Colt about this specific revolver as well as comparing it to a revolver that is in an identical configuration, a Colt "Wells Fargo" Pocket Model (The Book of Colt Firearms, page 109 figure D, serial number 140198). This is the only Colt 1851 Navy known in this configuration. CONDITION: Good, with virtually all of the original finish faded to a grey-brown patina. Frame shows traces of bright bluing in protected areas. Grips are well-fitting with handling marks and finish loss near butt. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is dark with sharp rifling. An interesting and unique revolver, that would only be enhanced with further research. TON Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Paperwork: Copy of magazine article Serial Number: 32454
1853 vintage Colt 1851 single action percussion revolver, serial number 32454. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber rifled with single line Colt New York barrel address...more, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. Silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap with blued frame. Matching serial numbers observed on trigger guard, butt, frame, cylinder, cylinder arbor, barrel, wedge, and rammer. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Recoil shield has been scalloped on both sides to prevent cylinder from hanging up on fired caps. Included is an article from the Fall 2019 issue of the Rampant Colt about this specific revolver as well as comparing it to a revolver that is in an identical configuration, a Colt "Wells Fargo" Pocket Model (The Book of Colt Firearms, page 109 figure D, serial number 140198). This is the only Colt 1851 Navy known in this configuration. CONDITION: Good, with virtually all of the original finish faded to a grey-brown patina. Frame shows traces of bright bluing in protected areas. Grips are well-fitting with handling marks and finish loss near butt. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is dark with sharp rifling. An interesting and unique revolver, that would only be enhanced with further research. TON Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Paperwork: Copy of magazine article Serial Number: 32454

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(A) US M1816 MUSKET CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION BY REMINGTON AND DATED 1855.

Lot # 1111 (Sale Order: 10 of 323)      

US M1816 musket converted to percussion by Remington and dated 1855. 42" round barrel in .69 caliber rifled with rifle rear sight and blade front on front barrel band. Barrel is dated 1855 near breech with "L / 35" below it. Maynard's patent lock is marked "PVH" on primer cover ahead of cock with "REMINGTON'S / HERKIMER / N.Y." behind cock. Full-length trumpet's head ramrod is correctly cupped for use with Minie ball projectiles. Buttplate screws, comb of stock, tang screw, and lock screw retaining plate are all numbered "9". Front barrel band is numbered "L / 35" in the same manner as the tang is near breech. 1-piece plain walnut stock in three barrel band configuration complete with US marked military buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent and still in original National Armory bright, with scattered light age-related pitting and handling marks throughout. Stock is in matching condition with slight burnout near hammer and handling marks throughout with no visible cracks. Action is crisp and tight with two clear stops at full and half cock. Bore is dark with visible 3-groove rifling. Overall a fine example of a scarcely seen rifled musket conversion. TON Barrel Length: 42" Caliber/Bore: .58 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Springfield Model: 1816 Serial Number: NSN
US M1816 musket converted to percussion by Remington and dated 1855. 42" round barrel in .69 caliber rifled with rifle rear sight and blade front on front barrel band. Ba...morerrel is dated 1855 near breech with "L / 35" below it. Maynard's patent lock is marked "PVH" on primer cover ahead of cock with "REMINGTON'S / HERKIMER / N.Y." behind cock. Full-length trumpet's head ramrod is correctly cupped for use with Minie ball projectiles. Buttplate screws, comb of stock, tang screw, and lock screw retaining plate are all numbered "9". Front barrel band is numbered "L / 35" in the same manner as the tang is near breech. 1-piece plain walnut stock in three barrel band configuration complete with US marked military buttplate. CONDITION: Excellent and still in original National Armory bright, with scattered light age-related pitting and handling marks throughout. Stock is in matching condition with slight burnout near hammer and handling marks throughout with no visible cracks. Action is crisp and tight with two clear stops at full and half cock. Bore is dark with visible 3-groove rifling. Overall a fine example of a scarcely seen rifled musket conversion. TON Barrel Length: 42" Caliber/Bore: .58 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Springfield Model: 1816 Serial Number: NSN

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(A) COLT 1855 FULL STOCK SPORTING PERCUSSION REVOLVING RIFLE.

Lot # 1112 (Sale Order: 11 of 323)      

Manufactured between 1856 and 1864 with only a total production of several hundred. This is the largest caliber of all the Sporting Rifles. It is a full stock with a 5-shot fluted cylinder. Two barrel bands, one with a sling swivel and a full-length steel cleaning rod. Brass cap at the muzzle end of the stock. Brass trigger guard and lower tang with sling swivel attached. Steel butt plate with trapdoor. It is missing the brass cleaning rod out of the buttstock. 3-leaf 100, 300 and 600 yard rear sight with a German silver front sight. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PATENT / NOV. 24TH, 1857" is stamped on the left side of the receiver. CONDITION: Gun has turned an even brown patina. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings with no cracks. Dark bore with pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 27" Caliber/Bore: .56 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 3146
Manufactured between 1856 and 1864 with only a total production of several hundred. This is the largest caliber of all the Sporting Rifles. It is a full stock with a 5-sh...moreot fluted cylinder. Two barrel bands, one with a sling swivel and a full-length steel cleaning rod. Brass cap at the muzzle end of the stock. Brass trigger guard and lower tang with sling swivel attached. Steel butt plate with trapdoor. It is missing the brass cleaning rod out of the buttstock. 3-leaf 100, 300 and 600 yard rear sight with a German silver front sight. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PATENT / NOV. 24TH, 1857" is stamped on the left side of the receiver. CONDITION: Gun has turned an even brown patina. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings with no cracks. Dark bore with pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 27" Caliber/Bore: .56 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 3146

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(A) COLT MODEL 1855 FULL STOCK SPORTING PERCUSSION RIFLE.

Lot # 1113 (Sale Order: 12 of 323)      

Manufactured between 1856 and 1864 with only a total production of several hundred. It has a full stock with a 6-shot fluted cylinder. Two barrel bands, one with a sling swivel; and a steel cleaning rod. Brass cap at the muzzle end of the stock. Steel trigger guard and lower tang with sling swivel attached. Steel butt plate with trapdoor. It has the brass cleaning rod extension in the buttstock. 3-leaf 100, 300, and 600 yard rear sight with a German silver front sight. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PT. ADDRESS COL. COLT / 1856 HARTFOR CT. U.S.A." on the top strap of the action. CONDITION: Generous amounts of original blue on the barrel and sights. Hammer still has some factory case color on it. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings with one 4" crack at the right side wrist. Great bore with just a hint of pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 24" Caliber/Bore: .44 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 184
Manufactured between 1856 and 1864 with only a total production of several hundred. It has a full stock with a 6-shot fluted cylinder. Two barrel bands, one with a sling ...moreswivel; and a steel cleaning rod. Brass cap at the muzzle end of the stock. Steel trigger guard and lower tang with sling swivel attached. Steel butt plate with trapdoor. It has the brass cleaning rod extension in the buttstock. 3-leaf 100, 300, and 600 yard rear sight with a German silver front sight. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PT. ADDRESS COL. COLT / 1856 HARTFOR CT. U.S.A." on the top strap of the action. CONDITION: Generous amounts of original blue on the barrel and sights. Hammer still has some factory case color on it. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings with one 4" crack at the right side wrist. Great bore with just a hint of pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 24" Caliber/Bore: .44 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 184

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(A) US SPRINGFIELD M1842 PERCUSSION MUSKET DATED 1852.

Lot # 1114 (Sale Order: 13 of 323)      

Springfield Model 1842 percussion musket, dated 1852. 42" round barrel in .69 caliber smoothbore with brass blade front sight on Wickham style front barrel band. Barrel is dated 1852 near breech with "VP" proof on left side above wood line. Trumpet head full-length ramrod is present and possibly the original. Lock is marked with US armory Eagle ahead of cock with "SPRING / FIELD / 1852" behind cock. 1-piece plain walnut stock in 3-barrel band musket configuration complete with US marked military buttplate. Stock bears "CAH" cartouche on left flat in a rectangle. CONDITION: Very good, as lightly cleaned with areas of light pitting throughout and a light patina beginning to form. Stock is excellent as cleaned with cartouche sharp. Action is crisp and tight with 2 strong stops at half and full cock. Bore is dark and rough with heavy abrasion. TON Barrel Length: 42" Caliber/Bore: .69 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Springfield Model: 1852 Serial Number: NSN
Springfield Model 1842 percussion musket, dated 1852. 42" round barrel in .69 caliber smoothbore with brass blade front sight on Wickham style front barrel band. Barrel i...mores dated 1852 near breech with "VP" proof on left side above wood line. Trumpet head full-length ramrod is present and possibly the original. Lock is marked with US armory Eagle ahead of cock with "SPRING / FIELD / 1852" behind cock. 1-piece plain walnut stock in 3-barrel band musket configuration complete with US marked military buttplate. Stock bears "CAH" cartouche on left flat in a rectangle. CONDITION: Very good, as lightly cleaned with areas of light pitting throughout and a light patina beginning to form. Stock is excellent as cleaned with cartouche sharp. Action is crisp and tight with 2 strong stops at half and full cock. Bore is dark and rough with heavy abrasion. TON Barrel Length: 42" Caliber/Bore: .69 Smoothbore FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Springfield Model: 1852 Serial Number: NSN

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(A) COLT 1855 HALFSTOCK CONVERSION SPORTING RIFLE.

Lot # 1115 (Sale Order: 14 of 323)      

Manufactured between 1857 and 1864 with only a total production of approximately 1,000 - 1,500 guns. It is a half stock with a 6-shot fluted cylinder. Round barrel with a German silver front sight and a Pantograph rear sight. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PT. ADDRESS COL. COLT / 1856 HARTFOR CT. U.S.A." on the top strap of the action. Wood cleaning rod with brass tip and two brass rod extensions in the but stock. Plain walnut fore stock and a highly figured walnut rear stock with two checkered panels at the wrist. The action has been converted to a centerfire cartridge. This is probably a gunsmith conversion and is very well done. An interesting Colt rifle. CONDITION: Generous amounts of original blue on the barrel and action. Hammer still has some traces of the factory case color on it. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings. Good bore with some light pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 24" Caliber/Bore: .40 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 1385
Manufactured between 1857 and 1864 with only a total production of approximately 1,000 - 1,500 guns. It is a half stock with a 6-shot fluted cylinder. Round barrel with a...more German silver front sight and a Pantograph rear sight. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PT. ADDRESS COL. COLT / 1856 HARTFOR CT. U.S.A." on the top strap of the action. Wood cleaning rod with brass tip and two brass rod extensions in the but stock. Plain walnut fore stock and a highly figured walnut rear stock with two checkered panels at the wrist. The action has been converted to a centerfire cartridge. This is probably a gunsmith conversion and is very well done. An interesting Colt rifle. CONDITION: Generous amounts of original blue on the barrel and action. Hammer still has some traces of the factory case color on it. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings. Good bore with some light pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 24" Caliber/Bore: .40 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 1385

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(A) COLT 1855 HALF STOCK SPORTING PERCUSSION REVOLVING RIFLE.

Lot # 1116 (Sale Order: 15 of 323)      

Manufactured between 1857 and 1864 with only a total production of between 1,000 - 1,500. It is a half stock with a 6-shot fluted cylinder. Round barrel with German silver front sight and aftermarket ladder rear sight. Walnut stocks with lots of figure. It is missing the cleaning rod. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PT. ADDRESS COL. COLT / 1856 HARTFOR CT. U.S.A." on the top strap of the action. CONDITION: Generous amounts of original blue on the action and cylinder. The barrel has turned a plum color. Hammer shows hints of the factory case color on it. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings with lots of original factory varnish. There is a small crack at the wrist on the right side. Great bore with just a hint of pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 27" Caliber/Bore: .40 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 3865
Manufactured between 1857 and 1864 with only a total production of between 1,000 - 1,500. It is a half stock with a 6-shot fluted cylinder. Round barrel with German silve...morer front sight and aftermarket ladder rear sight. Walnut stocks with lots of figure. It is missing the cleaning rod. Exposed percussion side hammer. "COLT'S PT. ADDRESS COL. COLT / 1856 HARTFOR CT. U.S.A." on the top strap of the action. CONDITION: Generous amounts of original blue on the action and cylinder. The barrel has turned a plum color. Hammer shows hints of the factory case color on it. Front and rear stock show the usual dents and dings with lots of original factory varnish. There is a small crack at the wrist on the right side. Great bore with just a hint of pitting in the lands and grooves. REW Barrel Length: 27" Caliber/Bore: .40 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1855 Revolving Rifle Serial Number: 3865

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(A) US SPRINGFIELD 1855 RIFLED MUSKET DATED 1858.

Lot # 1117 (Sale Order: 16 of 323)      

US M1855 rifled musket manufactured by Springfield Armory and dated 1858. 40" round barrel in .58 caliber with unusual 7-groove rifling, military ladder rear sight, and blade front. Barrel is dated 1858 near breech with typically seen "VP" proof on left above woodline. Lock is marked "U.S." / "SPRINGFIELD" with US Armory Eagle on Maynard tape primer door ahead of cock with "1858" lock date behind cock. 1-piece plain walnut stock in 3-barrel band configuration with iron nosecap and US marked military buttplate. Stock is marked with faint "ESA" and "HWG" cartouches on left flat of stock in ovals. CONDITION: Very good, with metal components turned an untouched brown-grey patina throughout. Stock is good with handling related dents and dings throughout and burnout-related repair near nipple bolster. Action is crisp and tight with two clear stops at full and half cock. Bore is bright with crisp 7-groove rifling. TON Barrel Length: 40" Caliber/Bore: .58 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Springfield Model: 1855 Serial Number: NSN
US M1855 rifled musket manufactured by Springfield Armory and dated 1858. 40" round barrel in .58 caliber with unusual 7-groove rifling, military ladder rear sight, and b...morelade front. Barrel is dated 1858 near breech with typically seen "VP" proof on left above woodline. Lock is marked "U.S." / "SPRINGFIELD" with US Armory Eagle on Maynard tape primer door ahead of cock with "1858" lock date behind cock. 1-piece plain walnut stock in 3-barrel band configuration with iron nosecap and US marked military buttplate. Stock is marked with faint "ESA" and "HWG" cartouches on left flat of stock in ovals. CONDITION: Very good, with metal components turned an untouched brown-grey patina throughout. Stock is good with handling related dents and dings throughout and burnout-related repair near nipple bolster. Action is crisp and tight with two clear stops at full and half cock. Bore is bright with crisp 7-groove rifling. TON Barrel Length: 40" Caliber/Bore: .58 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Springfield Model: 1855 Serial Number: NSN

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(A) COLT 1861 SPECIAL PERCUSSION RIFLED MUSKET DATED 1864.

Lot # 1118 (Sale Order: 17 of 323)      

Colt Special Model 1861 rifled musket, dated 1864. 40" round barrel in .58 caliber rifled with 3-groove rifling, 3-leaf folding rifle rear sight, and blade front. Barrel is dated 1864 near breech with "VP" proof on left side and has "M.N.M" inspector mark with "STEEL" next to it on left side just above wood line. Lock is marked "U.S." / "COLT'S Pt F A MFG CO." / "HARTFORD, CT" with eagle on bolster ahead of cock with "1864" behind cock. One-piece plain walnut stock in 3-barrel band configuration complete with "US" marked military buttplate and iron nosecap. Stock bears "MH" and "JT" cartouches on left side. The main difference between the Special Model 1861 and US Model 1861 is the barrel bands with clamps instead of spring retainers. CONDITION: Excellent, and still in original National Armory Bright with scattered light handling marks and evidence of cleaning on lock. Stock is excellent with areas of light cleaning and crisp cartouches and no major signs of distress. Action is crisp and tight with two well-defined stops at half and full cock. Bore is bright with crisp rifling. TON Barrel Length: 40" Caliber/Bore: .58 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1861 Special Musket Serial Number: NSN
Colt Special Model 1861 rifled musket, dated 1864. 40" round barrel in .58 caliber rifled with 3-groove rifling, 3-leaf folding rifle rear sight, and blade front. Barrel ...moreis dated 1864 near breech with "VP" proof on left side and has "M.N.M" inspector mark with "STEEL" next to it on left side just above wood line. Lock is marked "U.S." / "COLT'S Pt F A MFG CO." / "HARTFORD, CT" with eagle on bolster ahead of cock with "1864" behind cock. One-piece plain walnut stock in 3-barrel band configuration complete with "US" marked military buttplate and iron nosecap. Stock bears "MH" and "JT" cartouches on left side. The main difference between the Special Model 1861 and US Model 1861 is the barrel bands with clamps instead of spring retainers. CONDITION: Excellent, and still in original National Armory Bright with scattered light handling marks and evidence of cleaning on lock. Stock is excellent with areas of light cleaning and crisp cartouches and no major signs of distress. Action is crisp and tight with two well-defined stops at half and full cock. Bore is bright with crisp rifling. TON Barrel Length: 40" Caliber/Bore: .58 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1861 Special Musket Serial Number: NSN

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(A) SMITH CIVIL WAR ERA PERCUSSION CARBINE.

Lot # 1119 (Sale Order: 18 of 323)      

Smith breechloading percussion carbine made by the American Machine Works, Springfield, Massachusetts from 1861 to 1865 with around 30,000 made. Gun has round rifled barrel with blade front sight, rear graduated flip sight, and single barrel band. Case hardened percussion frame with single trigger and push-button chamber opener. Frame marked with "POULTNEY & TRIMBLE BALTIMORE, U.S.A.", "MANUFACTURED AM'N M'CH WKS SPRINGFIELD, MASS", "SMITH'S PATENT/ JUNE 23 1857", and serial number "11073". Walnut stocks with "JH" and "GR" inspectors stamps with iron furniture and slide bar with ring. CONDITION: Overall good with metal turning a brown patina and some light handling discoloration. Wood has traces of original varnish with hairline crack behind lower tang and usage marks and dings. Good bore and mechanics. DLM Barrel Length: 21 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .50 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: American Machine Works Model: Smith Carbine Serial Number: 11073
Smith breechloading percussion carbine made by the American Machine Works, Springfield, Massachusetts from 1861 to 1865 with around 30,000 made. Gun has round rifled barr...moreel with blade front sight, rear graduated flip sight, and single barrel band. Case hardened percussion frame with single trigger and push-button chamber opener. Frame marked with "POULTNEY & TRIMBLE BALTIMORE, U.S.A.", "MANUFACTURED AM'N M'CH WKS SPRINGFIELD, MASS", "SMITH'S PATENT/ JUNE 23 1857", and serial number "11073". Walnut stocks with "JH" and "GR" inspectors stamps with iron furniture and slide bar with ring. CONDITION: Overall good with metal turning a brown patina and some light handling discoloration. Wood has traces of original varnish with hairline crack behind lower tang and usage marks and dings. Good bore and mechanics. DLM Barrel Length: 21 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .50 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: American Machine Works Model: Smith Carbine Serial Number: 11073

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(A) RARE LEE'S FIREARMS CO. .44 RF SINGLE SHOT CARBINE.

Lot # 1120 (Sale Order: 19 of 323)      

Lee single shot carbine one about approximately 400 known to exist with most never completed. Flaydermann notes that it is one of the few guns made in the west and was primarily sold to officers during the 1864-1865 production period in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1-piece blue swing-out rifled barrel chambered for .44 RF. Blade front sight with fixed rear flip 2-leaf sight. Case hardened action with external hammer and swing-out latch fitted with slide bar and saddle ring. Barrel marked on side "LEE"S FIREARM'S CO. MILWAUKEE, WIS., PAT'D JULY 22, 1862". Walnut plain stock with steel buttplate. CONDITION: Metal parts have faded to a brown patina with light surface corrosion. Wood has traces of original oil finish fading to a dark color with usage marks and dings. Good mechanics with pitted bore. A super scarce Civil War carbine seldom seen. DLM Barrel Length: 21 - 1/16" Caliber/Bore: .44 RF FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Lee Model: Single Shot Serial Number: 1564
Lee single shot carbine one about approximately 400 known to exist with most never completed. Flaydermann notes that it is one of the few guns made in the west and was pr...moreimarily sold to officers during the 1864-1865 production period in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1-piece blue swing-out rifled barrel chambered for .44 RF. Blade front sight with fixed rear flip 2-leaf sight. Case hardened action with external hammer and swing-out latch fitted with slide bar and saddle ring. Barrel marked on side "LEE"S FIREARM'S CO. MILWAUKEE, WIS., PAT'D JULY 22, 1862". Walnut plain stock with steel buttplate. CONDITION: Metal parts have faded to a brown patina with light surface corrosion. Wood has traces of original oil finish fading to a dark color with usage marks and dings. Good mechanics with pitted bore. A super scarce Civil War carbine seldom seen. DLM Barrel Length: 21 - 1/16" Caliber/Bore: .44 RF FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Lee Model: Single Shot Serial Number: 1564

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(A) COLT 1851 NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER WITH HOLSTER.

Lot # 1121 (Sale Order: 20 of 323)      

1861 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion single action revolver, serial number 100544. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber rifled with Colt Hartford, CT address, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Matching serial numbers observed on cylinder arbor, frame, trigger guard, butt, cylinder, barrel, and rammer. Comes with period leather flap holster and a Confederate 500 dollar bill. According to the consignor: "The Colt Navy, .36 caliber, serial #100544, Confederate manufactured holster (authenticated by Norm Flayderman, a friend and neighbor of my grandfather), T-64, $500 denomination circulated Confederate paper currency are war souvenirs. The pistol was surrendered to Capt. R. Dyer, (who married my great grand mother's sister) 1st Maine Cavalry Division, by a captain in either the 4th or 7th Virginia Cavalry. Dyer (originally from Augusta, ME) was seconded to Joshua Chamberlain's group which supervised Lee's surrender at Appomattox, and later garrisoned at Appomattox. The Virginia cavalry captain had been issued the Colt Navy while at West Point, resigned his commission and joined the insurrection, he was originally from Petersburg." CONDITION: Good, with virtually all iron assembles turned a cleaned grey patina with scattered age related pitting throughout. Trigger guard and backstrap have been cleaned to an even brass appearance overall. Grips have been fit well, but show areas of finish loss especially on high edges as well as handling marks throughout. Wedge, wedge retaining screw, as well as frame screws are replacement. Cylinder scene is extremely faint. Action is tight but has significant endshake as gun is rebuilt. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Holster is very good for its age with age-related cracking and crazing but is pliable. A Civil War era production 1851 Navy with a period correct holster and Confederate 500 dollar bill that makes for a handsome set. Accessories: Holster Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy Paperwork: Confederate $500 bill Serial Number: 100544
1861 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion single action revolver, serial number 100544. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber rifled with Colt Hartford, CT address, cone fr...moreont sight, and hammer notch rear. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Matching serial numbers observed on cylinder arbor, frame, trigger guard, butt, cylinder, barrel, and rammer. Comes with period leather flap holster and a Confederate 500 dollar bill. According to the consignor: "The Colt Navy, .36 caliber, serial #100544, Confederate manufactured holster (authenticated by Norm Flayderman, a friend and neighbor of my grandfather), T-64, $500 denomination circulated Confederate paper currency are war souvenirs. The pistol was surrendered to Capt. R. Dyer, (who married my great grand mother's sister) 1st Maine Cavalry Division, by a captain in either the 4th or 7th Virginia Cavalry. Dyer (originally from Augusta, ME) was seconded to Joshua Chamberlain's group which supervised Lee's surrender at Appomattox, and later garrisoned at Appomattox. The Virginia cavalry captain had been issued the Colt Navy while at West Point, resigned his commission and joined the insurrection, he was originally from Petersburg." CONDITION: Good, with virtually all iron assembles turned a cleaned grey patina with scattered age related pitting throughout. Trigger guard and backstrap have been cleaned to an even brass appearance overall. Grips have been fit well, but show areas of finish loss especially on high edges as well as handling marks throughout. Wedge, wedge retaining screw, as well as frame screws are replacement. Cylinder scene is extremely faint. Action is tight but has significant endshake as gun is rebuilt. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Holster is very good for its age with age-related cracking and crazing but is pliable. A Civil War era production 1851 Navy with a period correct holster and Confederate 500 dollar bill that makes for a handsome set. Accessories: Holster Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy Paperwork: Confederate $500 bill Serial Number: 100544

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(A) MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

Lot # 1122 (Sale Order: 21 of 323)      

1861 vintage Colt Model 1860 single action percussion revolver, serial number 13339. 8" round barrel in .44 caliber with single line Colt New York barrel address, German silver blade front sight, and hammer notch rear. 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. Matching serial numbers observed on wedge, barrel, cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and butt. Brass trigger guard with blued backstrap. Single piece plain walnut grips with "OWA" (O. W. Ainsworth) cartouche in an oval with "A" Ainsworth inspection stamps on cylinder (both rebated and non-rebated portions), and both sides of barrel near forcing cone. "T" inspector stamp on butt of grips, trigger guard near forestrap, and backstrap near hammer. CONDITION: Very good, with blued assemblies tuned a pleasing dove grey patina overall with noticeable amounts of bright original bluing in protected areas. Backstrap retains bright original bluing throughout mixing with patina. Frame and hammer retain traces of original case colors throughout. Brass trigger guard is bright. Grips fit well with cartouche legible and no major signs of distress. Action is tight and crisp with all 6 safety pins present. Bore is frosted with abrasion toward muzzle and visible rifling. TON Barrel Length: 8" Caliber/Bore: .44 Percussion FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1860 Army Serial Number: 13339
1861 vintage Colt Model 1860 single action percussion revolver, serial number 13339. 8" round barrel in .44 caliber with single line Colt New York barrel address, German ...moresilver blade front sight, and hammer notch rear. 4-screw frame cut for shoulder stock with flat head hammer screw. Matching serial numbers observed on wedge, barrel, cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and butt. Brass trigger guard with blued backstrap. Single piece plain walnut grips with "OWA" (O. W. Ainsworth) cartouche in an oval with "A" Ainsworth inspection stamps on cylinder (both rebated and non-rebated portions), and both sides of barrel near forcing cone. "T" inspector stamp on butt of grips, trigger guard near forestrap, and backstrap near hammer. CONDITION: Very good, with blued assemblies tuned a pleasing dove grey patina overall with noticeable amounts of bright original bluing in protected areas. Backstrap retains bright original bluing throughout mixing with patina. Frame and hammer retain traces of original case colors throughout. Brass trigger guard is bright. Grips fit well with cartouche legible and no major signs of distress. Action is tight and crisp with all 6 safety pins present. Bore is frosted with abrasion toward muzzle and visible rifling. TON Barrel Length: 8" Caliber/Bore: .44 Percussion FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1860 Army Serial Number: 13339

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(A) HIGH CONDITION COLT 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

Lot # 1123 (Sale Order: 22 of 323)      

1863 vintage Colt Model 1862 Police single action percussion revolver, serial number 25819. 6 - 1/2" round barrel in .36 caliber with cone front sight, single line Colt New York barrel address, and hammer notch rear. Fluted 5-shot cylinder. Silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. Single piece plain walnut grips. CONDITION: Excellent for its age, with a majority of the original bluing remaining mixing with a brown patina and wear at high edges. Cylinder has a dragline but is overall in excellent condition consistent with the rest of the blued assemblies with all 5 safety pins intact. Frame and hammer retain bright case colors. Backstrap and trigger guard retain nearly all of their original silver plating with areas of high edge wear. Grips fit well and are strong with no major signs of distress. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling and modest abrasion. TON Barrel Length: 6 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Percussion FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1862 Police Serial Number: 25819
1863 vintage Colt Model 1862 Police single action percussion revolver, serial number 25819. 6 - 1/2" round barrel in .36 caliber with cone front sight, single line Colt N...moreew York barrel address, and hammer notch rear. Fluted 5-shot cylinder. Silver-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. Single piece plain walnut grips. CONDITION: Excellent for its age, with a majority of the original bluing remaining mixing with a brown patina and wear at high edges. Cylinder has a dragline but is overall in excellent condition consistent with the rest of the blued assemblies with all 5 safety pins intact. Frame and hammer retain bright case colors. Backstrap and trigger guard retain nearly all of their original silver plating with areas of high edge wear. Grips fit well and are strong with no major signs of distress. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling and modest abrasion. TON Barrel Length: 6 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 Percussion FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1862 Police Serial Number: 25819

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(A) EXTREMELY FINE MASSACHUSETTS ARMS COMPANY MAYNARD PERCUSSION BELT REVOLVER IN CASE WITH ACCOUTRE

Lot # 1124 (Sale Order: 23 of 323)      

Massachusetts Arms Company Belt Model revolver with Maynard Tape Priming device and manually rotating cylinder. When these revolvers were originally manufactured, the cylinder was automatically rotated and the ignition system were nipples behind each chamber, much like other revolvers of the period. Unfortunately for Massachusetts Arms Company, Colt saw this as an infringement on their patented revolver system and sued them. They were forced to essentially redesign this revolver, and came up with a push-button system to manually unlock the cylinder for turning of the cylinder and moved to a single nipple near the gas shield and attached a Maynard Tape Priming system for quick reloading. About 2,500 tape primed pocket revolvers were produced from 1851 to 1860. 5" round barrel chambered in .31 caliber rifled with "pinched" screw-in front sight and top strap rear sight. Cylinder is acid etched with Naval motif featuring crossed cannon and anchor, floral scroll, and bands running the circumference of the cylinder. Top and both sides of receiver are engraved with large floral scroll pattern. Tape primer gate is marked with typically seen US Armory Eagle in shield with "MAYNARD'S PATENT"/ "SEP. 22. 1845" above and below the eagle. Color case hardened top strap, cylinder arbor, frame, hammer, and front strap. 2-piece plain walnut grips with silver-plated backstrap and trigger guard. Complete with rarely encountered fitted hardwood case with blue velvet interior and reproduction Hitchock & Co. 116, Broadway, New York label. Accoutrements inside the case include: factory Massachusetts Arms Company flask, bullet mold, ball starter, "L" shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver, and a Massachusetts Arms Company marked tin cylinder full of tape primer rolls. CONDITION: Extremely fine, with a vast majority of the original bluing remaining on barrel with evidence of light cleaning. Cylinder is near mint with sharp, easily legible, complete, etching, possibly unfired. Color case hardened assemblies retain bright original case colors with a few, scattered, minor handling marks. Backstrap and trigger guard retain nearly all of their original silver plating. Grips are extremely fine and strong showing no major signs of distress. Bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Case is excellent with handling marks throughout and reproduction label. An exceptional, high condition, example of a relatively rare Civil War era gun with scarcely seen fitted case and all of the accessories. TON Accessories: Wooden box Barrel Length: 5" Caliber/Bore: .32 caliber FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Mass Arms Co Model: Belt Revolver Serial Number: 203
Massachusetts Arms Company Belt Model revolver with Maynard Tape Priming device and manually rotating cylinder. When these revolvers were originally manufactured, the cyl...moreinder was automatically rotated and the ignition system were nipples behind each chamber, much like other revolvers of the period. Unfortunately for Massachusetts Arms Company, Colt saw this as an infringement on their patented revolver system and sued them. They were forced to essentially redesign this revolver, and came up with a push-button system to manually unlock the cylinder for turning of the cylinder and moved to a single nipple near the gas shield and attached a Maynard Tape Priming system for quick reloading. About 2,500 tape primed pocket revolvers were produced from 1851 to 1860. 5" round barrel chambered in .31 caliber rifled with "pinched" screw-in front sight and top strap rear sight. Cylinder is acid etched with Naval motif featuring crossed cannon and anchor, floral scroll, and bands running the circumference of the cylinder. Top and both sides of receiver are engraved with large floral scroll pattern. Tape primer gate is marked with typically seen US Armory Eagle in shield with "MAYNARD'S PATENT"/ "SEP. 22. 1845" above and below the eagle. Color case hardened top strap, cylinder arbor, frame, hammer, and front strap. 2-piece plain walnut grips with silver-plated backstrap and trigger guard. Complete with rarely encountered fitted hardwood case with blue velvet interior and reproduction Hitchock & Co. 116, Broadway, New York label. Accoutrements inside the case include: factory Massachusetts Arms Company flask, bullet mold, ball starter, "L" shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver, and a Massachusetts Arms Company marked tin cylinder full of tape primer rolls. CONDITION: Extremely fine, with a vast majority of the original bluing remaining on barrel with evidence of light cleaning. Cylinder is near mint with sharp, easily legible, complete, etching, possibly unfired. Color case hardened assemblies retain bright original case colors with a few, scattered, minor handling marks. Backstrap and trigger guard retain nearly all of their original silver plating. Grips are extremely fine and strong showing no major signs of distress. Bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Case is excellent with handling marks throughout and reproduction label. An exceptional, high condition, example of a relatively rare Civil War era gun with scarcely seen fitted case and all of the accessories. TON Accessories: Wooden box Barrel Length: 5" Caliber/Bore: .32 caliber FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Mass Arms Co Model: Belt Revolver Serial Number: 203

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(A) HIGH CONDITION COLT 1851 PERCUSSION REVOLVER.

Lot # 1125 (Sale Order: 24 of 323)      

1861 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, serial number 102682. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber with cone front sight, Colt New York barrel address, and hammer notch rear sight. Matching serial numbers observed on cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, butt, wedge, barrel, and rammer. Cylinder is roll die engraved with typically seen cylinder scene depicting the Texas Navy's victory over the Mexican Navy in May of 1843. Color case hardened frame with silver-plated brass backstrap and trigger guard. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Accompanied by an original Colt green velvet lined case, a 2-sided angle spout, eagle and star Navy size flask, a blue steel "COLT'S PATENT" bullet and ball mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench, a packet of combustible cartridges, a sealed tin if paper-wrapped blue label Eley's caps and case key. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with nearly all of the original bluing remaining on barrel assembly and cylinder with the exception of minor age-related handling and storage marks throughout. Cylinder scene is sharp and complete, as well as cylinder safety pins. Cylinder has light dragline. Frame and rammer retain bright original case colors. Walnut grips are in matching condition, retaining nearly all of their original finish, are well-fitting, and are not showing any signs of major distress such as cracking or gouging with minor handling marks present. Action is tight and crisp and indexes properly. Bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Case and accessories are very good with handling marks throughout. An exceptional, New York made Colt 1851 Navy. TON Accessories: Case Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 caliber FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy Serial Number: 102682
1861 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, serial number 102682. 7 - 1/2" octagon barrel in .36 caliber with cone front sight, Colt New York barrel address, and ham...moremer notch rear sight. Matching serial numbers observed on cylinder arbor, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, butt, wedge, barrel, and rammer. Cylinder is roll die engraved with typically seen cylinder scene depicting the Texas Navy's victory over the Mexican Navy in May of 1843. Color case hardened frame with silver-plated brass backstrap and trigger guard. 1-piece plain walnut grips. Accompanied by an original Colt green velvet lined case, a 2-sided angle spout, eagle and star Navy size flask, a blue steel "COLT'S PATENT" bullet and ball mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped nipple wrench, a packet of combustible cartridges, a sealed tin if paper-wrapped blue label Eley's caps and case key. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with nearly all of the original bluing remaining on barrel assembly and cylinder with the exception of minor age-related handling and storage marks throughout. Cylinder scene is sharp and complete, as well as cylinder safety pins. Cylinder has light dragline. Frame and rammer retain bright original case colors. Walnut grips are in matching condition, retaining nearly all of their original finish, are well-fitting, and are not showing any signs of major distress such as cracking or gouging with minor handling marks present. Action is tight and crisp and indexes properly. Bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Case and accessories are very good with handling marks throughout. An exceptional, New York made Colt 1851 Navy. TON Accessories: Case Barrel Length: 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: .36 caliber FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Colt Model: 1851 Navy Serial Number: 102682

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(A) PAIR OF COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVERS BUILT FOR CLOSE FRIEND OF SAMUEL COLT, HUGH HARBISON WITH R.L.

Lot # 1126 (Sale Order: 25 of 323)      

Hugh Harbison was born in Ireland on October 26th, 1833, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1849. He began working for Colt in 1856, and in 1859, Harbison is listed in a Hartford city directory as a bookkeeper at Colt. Additionally, from 1859-1861, he is listed as Secretary and Treasurer of the Union Ferry Company (a firm in which Samuel Colt and E.K. Root were directors). Root is known as Samuel Colt's most valued associate and was Colt's successor as president of the Colt company from 1862-1865. The 1862-1889 Hartford city directories list Harbison as Treasurer of Colt and he continued as Secretary/Treasurer of the Union Ferry Company through 1878. From 1867-1891, Harbison was listed as Secretary of Colt. Harbison was not only all of these positions for the Colt company, as well as a key part of the company's success during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period, but was a close friend of Samuel Colt himself. After Samuel Colt's death, he was the manager of Mrs. Colt's real and personal estate but resigned that position when he retired from the Colt Company. Harbison died in 1903, and, during his time at Colt, he had two 1851 Navy revolvers built for him, and they are offered for sale in this lot. According to the Wilson letter, these revolvers were originally made with a rare factory rosewood double case, which is no longer present. (A) 1856 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, serial number 50840. 7 - 1/2" octagonal barrel in .36 caliber with Colt New York barrel address, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. Frame is marked "U.S." underneath Colt patent marking. Cylinder is roll die engraved with the typically seen cylinder scene with the May 1843 victory over the Mexican Navy by the Texas Navy. 1-piece walnut grips with "LCA" cartouche on left side and "RHKW" cartouche on right side. Nickel-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with a generous amount of the original bluing remaining on barrel assembly with scattered minor age-related handling marks throughout and wear forming on high edges. Cylinder scene is crisp and easily legible. Frame, rammer, and hammer retain large amounts of original color throughout. Trigger guard and backstrap retain nearly all of their nickel plated finish. Grips are excellent, retaining most of their reapplied varnish, and are strong with no major signs of distress. Action needs attention as cylinder will not advance when hammer is pulled rearward. Bore is bright with sharp rifling and modest abrasion near muzzle from use with corrosive black powder. (B) 1856 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, serial number 50836. 7 - 1/2" octagonal barrel in .36 caliber with Colt New York barrel address, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. Frame is marked "U.S." underneath Colt patent marking. Cylinder is roll die engraved with the typically seen cylinder scene with the May 1843 victory over the Mexican Navy by the Texas Navy. 1-piece walnut grips with "LCA" cartouche on left side and "RHKW" cartouche on right side. Nickel-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with a generous amount of the original bluing remaining with scattered light age-related handling marks throughout. Cylinder scene is crisp and easily legible. Frame, rammer, and hammer retain bright original case colors throughout. Backstrap and trigger guard retain nearly all of their nickel-plated finish. Grips are excellent and retain most of their reapplied varnish throughout with cartouches extremely faint and are strong with no signs of major distress. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Revolvers are accompanied with R. L. Wilson documentation confirming configuration as well as the personal history of Hugh Harbison, and copies of Colt company documents signed by him. Documentation comes with a blue book-like case titled "The Cased Colt Navy Revolver" / "Of" / "Hugh Harbison" / "Secretary" / Colt's PT. F. A. MFG. CO." / "Serial no. 50836 & 50840" / "U.S. Marked". A high condition pair of Colt 1851 Navy revolvers made for an executive at Colt and friend to the founder himself with documentation by a known authority worthy of the finest Colt collection. TON Barrel Length: (BOTH) 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: (BOTH) .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: (BOTH) Colt Model: (BOTH) 1851 Navy Paperwork: (BOTH) RL Wilson Letter with Case Serial Number: (A) 50836 (B) 50840
Hugh Harbison was born in Ireland on October 26th, 1833, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1849. He began working for Colt in 1856, and in 1859, Harb...moreison is listed in a Hartford city directory as a bookkeeper at Colt. Additionally, from 1859-1861, he is listed as Secretary and Treasurer of the Union Ferry Company (a firm in which Samuel Colt and E.K. Root were directors). Root is known as Samuel Colt's most valued associate and was Colt's successor as president of the Colt company from 1862-1865. The 1862-1889 Hartford city directories list Harbison as Treasurer of Colt and he continued as Secretary/Treasurer of the Union Ferry Company through 1878. From 1867-1891, Harbison was listed as Secretary of Colt. Harbison was not only all of these positions for the Colt company, as well as a key part of the company's success during the Civil War and Reconstruction Period, but was a close friend of Samuel Colt himself. After Samuel Colt's death, he was the manager of Mrs. Colt's real and personal estate but resigned that position when he retired from the Colt Company. Harbison died in 1903, and, during his time at Colt, he had two 1851 Navy revolvers built for him, and they are offered for sale in this lot. According to the Wilson letter, these revolvers were originally made with a rare factory rosewood double case, which is no longer present. (A) 1856 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, serial number 50840. 7 - 1/2" octagonal barrel in .36 caliber with Colt New York barrel address, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. Frame is marked "U.S." underneath Colt patent marking. Cylinder is roll die engraved with the typically seen cylinder scene with the May 1843 victory over the Mexican Navy by the Texas Navy. 1-piece walnut grips with "LCA" cartouche on left side and "RHKW" cartouche on right side. Nickel-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with a generous amount of the original bluing remaining on barrel assembly with scattered minor age-related handling marks throughout and wear forming on high edges. Cylinder scene is crisp and easily legible. Frame, rammer, and hammer retain large amounts of original color throughout. Trigger guard and backstrap retain nearly all of their nickel plated finish. Grips are excellent, retaining most of their reapplied varnish, and are strong with no major signs of distress. Action needs attention as cylinder will not advance when hammer is pulled rearward. Bore is bright with sharp rifling and modest abrasion near muzzle from use with corrosive black powder. (B) 1856 vintage Colt 1851 Navy percussion revolver, serial number 50836. 7 - 1/2" octagonal barrel in .36 caliber with Colt New York barrel address, cone front sight, and hammer notch rear. Frame is marked "U.S." underneath Colt patent marking. Cylinder is roll die engraved with the typically seen cylinder scene with the May 1843 victory over the Mexican Navy by the Texas Navy. 1-piece walnut grips with "LCA" cartouche on left side and "RHKW" cartouche on right side. Nickel-plated brass trigger guard and backstrap. CONDITION: Excellent plus, with a generous amount of the original bluing remaining with scattered light age-related handling marks throughout. Cylinder scene is crisp and easily legible. Frame, rammer, and hammer retain bright original case colors throughout. Backstrap and trigger guard retain nearly all of their nickel-plated finish. Grips are excellent and retain most of their reapplied varnish throughout with cartouches extremely faint and are strong with no signs of major distress. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is bright with sharp rifling. Revolvers are accompanied with R. L. Wilson documentation confirming configuration as well as the personal history of Hugh Harbison, and copies of Colt company documents signed by him. Documentation comes with a blue book-like case titled "The Cased Colt Navy Revolver" / "Of" / "Hugh Harbison" / "Secretary" / Colt's PT. F. A. MFG. CO." / "Serial no. 50836 & 50840" / "U.S. Marked". A high condition pair of Colt 1851 Navy revolvers made for an executive at Colt and friend to the founder himself with documentation by a known authority worthy of the finest Colt collection. TON Barrel Length: (BOTH) 7 - 1/2" Caliber/Bore: (BOTH) .36 Rifled FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: (BOTH) Colt Model: (BOTH) 1851 Navy Paperwork: (BOTH) RL Wilson Letter with Case Serial Number: (A) 50836 (B) 50840

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