The Art of the Firearm

The Art of the Firearm

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Boutique auction of rare, desirable and low serial number historic firearms to include The Maharaja's Treasure, Ellis-Jennings repeating flintlocks, Winchesters, Colts, US & German Military. 90 lots of some of the finest firearms.
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Lot # 3101      

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* Exquisite Cased Deane, Adams and Deane, "A Maharaja's Treasure" Model 1851, .52 cal, s/n 1506,

Lot # 3102      

* Exquisite Cased Deane, Adams and Deane, "A Maharaja's Treasure" Model 1851, .52 cal, s/n 1506, black powder revolver, brl length 7 3/4" octagonal, excellent condition, ...moredouble action. In 2004 this exceptional cased set was featured on the cover of "MAN at ARMS" volume 26, number 4 where it was titled "A Maharaja's Treasure". The write up is on page 5 and it was decided that the cover photograph wasn't enough for this valuable treasure so they featured another full page of photos on page 54. An original copy is included in the sale. The article states [ "A Maharaja's Treasure." An Adams patent percussion 5-shot .52 caliber self-cocking revolver in pristine, unfired condition with a 7 3/4 - inch, full-octagon barrel. The top strap is marked "Deane, Adams and Deane. Makers to H. R. H. Prince Albert. 50 King William Street, London Bridge." All metal surfaces of the revolver are covered in a fine gold inlay added in India after its manufacture. The grips are of one-piece carved ivory inlaid with 19 cabochon pigeon-blood rubies of the finest quality. All seven accessories cased with the gun are of carved ivory matching the carved ivory style of the grips. The larger carved cap box accessory is lined with pure leaf gold. ] No words can describe the sheer beauty of this revolver and its accessories. They are all fitted into a partitioned green felt lined dovetailed walnut chest with a hinged spiral ring for opening. The case does show slight separation on the right side of the lid with minimal overall wear. The cased set includes the revolver, large ivory cap box, small container, nipple removing driver, flat blade, cleaning rod, powder flash and weight with a slightly damaged finial. There is also a "W. TRANTER'S" marked brass two bullet mold, a wire brush and barrel swab, key and eight bullets included. The relief carved ivory grip is in the form of flowers with the cabochon pigeon-blood rubies being set in the contour as if they were the stamen and being retained in place by gold ring bands. There is a trapdoor in the base of the grip cap, when opened it reveals the third location of the serial number. The first location is on the front of the grip strap and the second is on the rear of the cylinder. Nearly 95% of the metal on this revolver is covered in some pattern, form or shape of gold using floret, scroll and wondering line work. This is truly a majestic revolver suited even for a King. Do not let the opportunity to own such a specimen pass you by.
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* Rare Ellis-Jennings, U.S. Contract M-1817 4-shot Repeating Common Rifle, .54 cal,

Lot # 3103      

* Rare Ellis-Jennings, U.S. Contract M-1817 4-shot Repeating Common Rifle, .54 cal, s/n NSN, muzzleloader, brl length 36" round, very good plus condition, flintlock repea...moreting action. This is a fine untouched example of one of the rarest and most desirable military arms ever produced and is in exceptional condition for its age. Reuben Ellis received a contract from the Ordnance Department under the Militia Act of 1808 for a total of 520 of these rifles to be issued to the State of New York. They were assembled by R & D Johnson of Middletown, Ct. under the Isaiah Jenning's patent during this period. Two inspectors would oversee production with Justin Murphy "JM" inspecting the first 360 and Asabel Hubbard "AH" inspecting the remaining balance with a total number of 521 being produced upon completion of the contract. It is unknown how many still survive today but it is believed very few exist with even fewer being in this high condition. The design called for a lock mechanism that slides laterally rearward in a channel on the right side of the barrel. There are three dog leg touch hole covers that rotate upwards to expose the next shot and also act as a stop to make sure the mechanism indexes into battery. The flint cocking mechanism has a small vessel attached to the hammer that dispenses a predetermined amount of powder into the brass flash pan and once fired the stop is lifted, the mechanism slide rearward, indexed cock and fired again repeating the process until all the rounds have been exhausted. The rounds are loaded in a superposed fashion through the muzzle with the bore of this rifle having very nice shine and rifling. The breech area of the barrel is marked "US/AH/P" having been inspected by Asabel Hubbard. The right shoulder of the stock at the tang is stamped "2241" and there is a faint but visible cartouche on the left side of the stock flat above the trigger in an oval. The sights forward and rear are both fixed and the sling swivels are present with the front swivel being mounted to the barrel band and the rear being mounted to an elongated extension of the trigger guard. The oval patch box has a brass tipped retaining clip with the ramrod being brass tipped as well. The walnut stock shows assorted light handling for its age and being a military long arm. It has assorted pressure indentations and light scratches along with a small crack on the left side starting at the breech traveling rearward and down being approximately 1.75" long. The metal surfaces show some flash pitting with very little wear from handling present. This is an exemplary example of an Ellis-Jennings Repeating M-1817 Common Rifle. Do not let this once in a lifetime opportunity pass you by.
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* Rare I. Jennings, Engraved Repeating Takedown Sporting Muzzleloader, .62 cal, s/n 31, muzzleloader

Lot # 3104      

* Rare I. Jennings, Engraved Repeating Takedown Sporting Muzzleloader, .62 cal, s/n 31, muzzleloader, brl length 36" round, very good plus condition, flintlock repeating ...moreaction. This is a wonderful example of a very rare three shot repeating smooth bore take-down flintlock muzzleloader. It is believed that less than 100 of these firearms were produced in varying configurations. This example has a detachable wire form steel stock with a central oval burl wood pillow form which on the right side has a German Silver inletted oval engraved with a resting stag and tree and a double line ornate border surrounding it. Just above that is stamped the number "2244" into the walnut oval. The brass frame and pistol grip are one piece being retained to the wooden forend with a screw on either side having engraved heads. Both screw heads show slight deformation with the left side head showing more than the right. The left side brass flat is engraved with a boar head surrounded by a circular formed French hunting horn in the center and a floral motif at the rear with a single line border edge along the top, bottom and rear and an ornate double line on the front edge. The top of the frame has an engraved sunburst at the leading edge with the right side rear flat having a plume and leaf motif. The trigger guard bow is engraved with the form of a pair of angels wings and is retained by a single engraved screw. The forend cap is German silver and engraved as well. The barrel is retained using a standard wedge of the time period with the head showing some deformation. The removable barrel transitions from octagonal to round at a wedding band approximately 12" from the breech. There is also a fortifying bolster band located just forward of the forend cap. The top of the barrel flat is marked in a single line "I. JENNINGS, PATENT, N. YORK. NO 31". The front sight is a single bead showing some deformation with the rear of the barrel having an open trough. It is engraved on either side flat with a leaf motif band and is engraved on the three sides of the barrel flats just forward. The lock plate, hammer and flash powder vessel are all engraved with star burst, leaf and floret motifs. The lock is marked "I JENNINGS" and the powder vessel is marked "PATENT". The unusual firing mechanism is similar to that found on the Ellis-Jennings repeating common rifle with this example housing three superposed charges in the barrel and the lock sliding linear front to back indexing with a lock stop dog leg which covers the second and third touch hole which rotates vertically to fire the next round. The two stops are marked with the one closest to the rear bearing a number "1" and the second with a number "2". The firearm is in very good condition for its age with all of the touch holes being relined at some point. The metal surfaces show flash pitting present mostly on the slide bar and surrounding areas, at the bolster and with some freckling and a few light handling marks scattered throughout. The brass frame has a nice warm patina with some light handling present. The wire stock also shows some light pitting. The bore has shine with some areas of light surface pitting present. This is a beautiful example of an elegant gentleman's sporting three shot repeating muzzleloader.
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*M. T. Wickham, US M-1816 Type 1 Musket, .69 caliber, s/n NSN, muzzleloader,

Lot # 3105      

*M. T. Wickham, US M-1816 Type 1 Musket, .69 caliber, s/n NSN, muzzleloader, brl length 42" round, very good plus condition, flintlock. Very nice original unaltered early...more production Wickham Musket. The lock is marked in the early style of "M. T. WICKHAM" in an arch over "PHILA" just forward of the hammer. The top of the barrel is marked "S. N. J." designating it for the State of New Jersey and believed to belonging to part of the Essex Brigade with a "1.R" stamped into the underside of the stock at two locations just forward of the trigger guard and just to the rear as well. The left shoulder of the barrel at the breech is marked with a "GF" for inspector George Flagel along with a "P" proof and a "US". The straight grip walnut has an illegible cartouche left side rear of the lock retaining bar along with an upside down "DTF". The wood shows areas of indentations with a small hairline crack right side at rear of lock plate and left side just forward of the upper retaining plate screw. There is also a very small loss right side top of the butt plate. The bore has shine showing some very light surface pitting with the exterior metal surfaces showing some scattered light handling and tool marks, as well as some finish pitting at breech around the touch hole. The inside of the trigger guard bow is marked with an "F" with the rear sling swivel being attached to a separate bolster just forward of the trigger guard bow and the front swivel attached to the middle barrel band. Very nice example of a Wickham musket.
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* Harpers Ferry Model 1842 U. S. Musket, .69 cal, s/n NSN, muzzleloader,

Lot # 3106      

* Harpers Ferry Model 1842 U. S. Musket, .69 cal, s/n NSN, muzzleloader, brl length 42" round, very good condition, percussion action. The model 1842 is the first regulat...moreion musket manufactured in percussion ignition along with being the first U. S. weapon made at both Harpers Ferry and Springfield armories having fully interchangeable parts. It is also the last smoothbore U.S. firearm made in .69 cal. This example has a lock marked vertically behind the hammer "HARPERS/FERRY/1884" dating it to the Mexican War Era. The lock plate is also marked with an eagle motif above "US" just forward of the hammer, it is faint but present. The left side of the barrel breech is marked "V/P/eaglehead". There is an inspector cartouche located just rear of the lock retaining bar on the left side of the stock. A "172" is marked on the top of the stock just behind the upper tang. The walnut straight grip stock shows a few deeper indentations on a couple of areas along with some light surface scratches and assorted handling marks. There is a comb and a steel mounted butt plate which is marked on the top "US". Most metal surfaces have a brown patina throughout. It shows only moderate light handling with both sling swivels present. The hammer retaining screw has twist off with the lock still functioning as it should. This is a nice example of an M-1842 Harpers Ferry.
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* Imperiales St. Etienne, AN IX 1810 Model French Pistol, .68 cal, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistol,

Lot # 3107      

* Imperiales St. Etienne, AN IX 1810 Model French Pistol, .68 cal, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistol, brl length 7.75" round, good plus condition, flintlock action. The AN IX...more Flintlock pistol was in service from 1801 to 1815 with the French Navy and Calvary Units. This example was manufactured by Imperiales in St. Etienne in 1810 and is marked on the lock "Ma. Imp/de St. etienne" with the top left shoulder of the barrel being marked "C1810/arrow/B" and an "M" marking on top of breech/tang. There is also a star with what appears to be a letter "H" on the brass lock retaining bar with a faint cartouche just rearward of the bar. The brass barrel band is marked with a "3" on the right side. The pistol is fitted with a brass flash pan and grip cap. The brass barrel band and trigger guard are both marked with an "H" and star and the iron portion of the trigger guard mount is also marked with an "H" and star as well. There are assorted light tool and handling marks present on the brass and metal surfaces. There is no ramrod present. The bore shows some light pitting. The walnut stock shows a crack either side of the rear lock retaining bar screw with a very small hairline crack just forward of the lock plate spring. The muzzle shows some slight deformation. The lock appears to function as it should. This is a nice example of an untouched Napoleonic Wars pistol.
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* Cased set of LeFeure et Fils, Brass barreled Blunderbuss pistols, .593" diameter bores,

Lot # 3108      

* Cased set of LeFeure et Fils, Brass barreled Blunderbuss pistols, .593" diameter bores, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistols, brl length 6.25" brass cannon, very good plus co...morendition, flintlock action. Beautiful pair of 1700s half octagonal half round cannon barrel form pistols. The top flats are marked "le Crache Feu" translating to "The Spitfire" along with the brass locks being marked "Lefeuvre/et fils". The frizzen, spring, trigger and hammer are iron as is the tang which is fitted with a valley trough open sight. The flash pan, lock, lock retaining plates, trigger guard, grip cap, forend cap and ramrod pipe are all brass. The stocks are walnut with an inlaid silverwire at top in the form of a shell. Brass locks, flash pans and barrels at wood lines have a mottled brown patina with remaining brass surfaces having an aged patina throughout with very little wear present from handling. The walnut stocks on one shows some small loss left side of tang. Each pistol is complete with their horn tipped ramrod. The cased set includes both pistols with functioning locks, cleaning rod, touch hole pick, flat blade driver, bullet mold, oil/ink bottle, 5 bullets, key and powder flask. The flask appears to be fabricated using translucent horn and brass with a flat side and a pillow form side. The flat side of the flask is roughly engraved "JH/1720" and the slide latch at the neck is not present. As usual for this time period although the pistols appear identical there is the slightest variation in size so that they only fit in the partitioned chest one specific way. The chest/case is made of burl wood walnut with elaborate mother of pearl and German silver being inletted into the surface on the lid. The lid does show wear with two cracks and losses present and is lined with red velvet.
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* Longstreet & Cooke Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Long Rifle, 0.4810" diameter bore,

Lot # 3109      

* Longstreet & Cooke Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Long Rifle, 0.4810" diameter bore, s/n NSN, muzzleloader, brl length 41.5" octagonal, very good condition, flintlock. This...more is a nice unaltered flintlock smooth bore Pennsylvania long rifle having a lock marked "LONGSTREET/& COOKE/PHILADELPHIA" with some light engraving present. The hammer appears to function as it should with the frizzen being slightly loose. The lock retaining plate is brass along with two ramrod pipes, grip cap, muzzle cap, trigger guard, pinned toe plate and butt plate. There is also an ornate brass patchbox with a release button located on top of the butt plate for the hinged box lid. The smooth straight grip walnut stock has a left side cheek rest and tapered comb. The front sight is a small brass blade with the rear being a fixed notch. The metal surfaces have a deep brown patina throughout showing some flash pitting at the breech. The bore also shows areas of light surface pitting. The walnut stock shows minor light handling throughout with a few losses around the lock. The brass surfaces have a mostly deep brown/brass mottled patina being slightly lighter on the trigger guard and forend cap. This is a nice unaltered example of a flintlock rifle.
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* A. Glavcha Italian, Elaborately Embellished Gentleman's Pistol, .62 cal, s/n 48, muzzleloading

Lot # 3110      

* A. Glavcha Italian, Elaborately Embellished Gentleman's Pistol, .62 cal, s/n 48, muzzleloading pistol, brl length 14" round, very good condition, converted percussion a...morection. Fantastic example of a highly embellished iron mounted walnut stock pistol. The lock has been converted to percussion and is engraved with a reclining nude lady, gentleman's face and the Gemini twins and is marked "C-S". The top of the barrel is marked "A. GLAVCHA" with a brass front sight. The barrel is engraved with a woodsmans face and floret pattern. The rear sight has an unusual notch form and the tang bears the "48" mark. The rear of the barrel at breech has a double wedding band. The lock retaining plate has a relief engraved ghouls face. The trigger guard has an elaborate plume and engraved flower motif. The trigger guard bow has a cannon, keg, flag and halberd engraved on the control flat. The grip cap has the face of wind embossed on it along with border engraving and the rear wrist has inletted silver wire work with embossed flower and shield. The forend cap and single ramrod pip are both engraved with double ring edges. The walnut stock is relief engraved showing a small loss left side at muzzle with a few what appear to be repairable cracks, two at muzzle and one at forend cap retaining pin left side. Metal surfaces show a light and dark gray mottled patina with a few areas of very light flash surface pitting.
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* Fourni Par Lepage Paris, Pair of French Officers' holster pistols, .68 cal,

Lot # 3111      

* Fourni Par Lepage Paris, Pair of French Officers' holster pistols, .68 cal, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistols, brl length 8" octagonal, very good condition, percussion act...moreion. Very nice pair of matched iron mounted pistols with strongly rifled bores, ornate hammers with checkered spurs, and tapered barrels having flared muzzles. The top of the barrels are marked "Fourni Par Lepage a Paris" and fitted with a small blade front and notch rear sights. Each has an ornate iron trigger guard with rolled edge bow and ornate grip cap and lock retaining plates. Each pistol has a single ramrod pipe, iron grip cap and ramrod. Iron surfaces have a light and dark gray/brown mottled patina throughout with very little wear from handling present. Walnut stocks are both marked on the left shoulder at breech of barrel "1922" and again with "49c" on the underside left side just rear of the trigger. The walnut stocks both have wrap around checkering at wrist and show some pressure indentations with a few small areas of loss to one pistol at bottom of the lock plate and area at ornate trigger guard extension.
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* Cased set of John Blissett ?, Cap and ball pocket pistols, .50" diameter bore,

Lot # 3112      

* Cased set of John Blissett ?, Cap and ball pocket pistols, .50" diameter bore, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistols, brl length 4.75", very good plus condition, percussion ca...morep. Beautiful pair of high condition pocket pistols. The pistols are void of any maker's mark but are fitted inside a case where on the underside of the lid is located a paper maker's label reading "JOHN BLISSETT,/ Gun & rifle Maker./ No. 321. High Holborn/LONDON/EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PISTOLS AND AIR GUNS MANUFACTURED". The label appears period correct with no pixelation and having black ink that shines when light is cast. The pistols have blued steel barrels with bores that have shine. The barrels transition from octagonal form to round without any denotation ring approximately 1.75" from the breech. The tang, lock, hammer, bolster, trigger, trigger guard, forend cap, ramrod and grip cap along with the lock retaining bar are all showing a majority of case coloring present with very little handling wear present. The stocks are walnut with wrap around checkering. Each stock shows only minor light handling with one showing a small crack and loss at edge of the grip cap. The ramrods are present each being horn tipped and showing small loss on shaft. The set is completed with a walnut case that has an unengraved plaque inletted to the center of the lid. The case is fitted with partitions, two lidded compartments and lined with green felt. It also contains a brass powder flask, iron bullet mold, 24 lead balls and a cap tin.
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* Unknown French Manufacturer, Dueling Pistol Set, 0.4915" diameter bore,

Lot # 3113      

* Unknown French Manufacturer, Dueling Pistol Set, 0.4915" diameter bore, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistols, brl length 10" octagonal, very good condition, percussion action...more. A beautiful pair of elegant dueling pistols with nicely rifled bores that shine. The tops of both barrel flats are marked "Acier" with the top of each breech being marked on the flat "1" and "2" designating them a matched pair. They are fitted with fixed blade front sights and notch rears. There is scrollwork engraving on the lock plates, hammers, retaining plates, forward portion of the trigger guard as well as the trigger guard bow and the grip cap. The grip cap has a 0.7605" long finial tip. The trigger guard has a built in middle finger rest for improved accuracy. The walnut stocks have eight flutes carved into the grip along with a relief carved forend tip. The barrel wedge has German silver escutcheon plates inletted on either side. The barrels retain some original factory bluing with some light handling marks present as well as some freckling. The edges are crisp not rounded. The remaining metal surfaces have a very light gray mottled patina throughout showing almost no wear from handling present and just a small amount of very light surface pitting in a few areas. The walnut stocks show just a few areas of light pressure indentations.
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* Unknown Manufacturer, Overcoat Pistols, 0.565" diameter bore, muzzleloading pistols,

Lot # 3114      

* Unknown Manufacturer, Overcoat Pistols, 0.565" diameter bore, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistols, brl length 5.25" octagonal, very good condition, percussion action. Very n...moreice pair of overcoat "pocket" pistols each being marked ?CN TORDU? in gold on top of barrel flats. There is a gold band at the rear of the breech and front of the muzzle. The barrel is slightly flared toward the muzzle with a small blade front and notch rear sights. The pistols have walnut stocks with wrap around checkering through back of grip. The lock, both retaining plates, trigger guard, grip cap, forend cap and single ramrod pipe are all iron as are the flat triggers. Both hammer spurs are checkered with one having a more forward angle. The gold embellishment is slightly fading in some areas. The walnut stocks show some light assorted handling and are showing small loss at the top of lock. Both bores are nice with only a very few light areas of surface pitting. Metal surfaces have a light gray/brown patina and both barrels are marked on the left side flat at the edge of the wood and is barely visible. Both ramrods are present with one having a repair.
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* Belgium Manufactured, Howdah double barrel, 0.675" diameter bore, muzzleloading pistol,

Lot # 3115      

* Belgium Manufactured, Howdah double barrel, 0.675" diameter bore, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistol, brl length 7" round, very good condition, percussion action. Very nice ...morerepresentation of a Belgium made Howdah style pistol with Damascus smooth bore barrels, hook breech barrels, engraved iron back action locks and hammers and trigger guard. The pistol is fitted with a German silver engraved grip cap with a lanyard ring and a German silver forend cap. The top tang is iron and engraved. There is a shield inletted plate monogrammed "G.G.J.H." on the top of the rear shoulder of the grip. The walnut stock has flutes on the grip that line up with the grip cap form. The wood shows some light pressure indentations. The bores show little wear and the metal surfaces have a light and dark gray mottled patina mostly on the left barrel with very little wear from handling present. Brass tipped ramrod is present and all engravings are done in a scrollwork variation pattern.
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* Scarce Unknown Belgian Manufacturer, Duckbill Blunderbuss, 0.735" diameter bore,

Lot # 3116      

* Scarce Unknown Belgian Manufacturer, Duckbill Blunderbuss, 0.735" diameter bore, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistol, brl length 6.5", good plus condition, percussion action....more This is a rare example of a Blunderbuss pistol with a duckbill shaped opening. Measurement at opening approximately 1" x 2" with the barrel transitioning from octagonal to round approximately 3.5" from breech. The pistol is iron mounted with nicely engraved lock, bolster, lock retaining plate and trigger guard which has an applied leaf and all having a scrollwork and floret pattern. The top tang and the rear 1" of barrel are also engraved with the top flat and two left side flats at breech being engraved. The lock functions as it should with the hammer appearing to be a replacement. The walnut stock has a schnabel style forend and shows only light handling with losses around the top of the lock. There is a German silver circular plate inletted on the top of the wrist just behind the tang plate. The metal surfaces show a dark gray mottled patina throughout with darker freckling spots on the top of the barrel.
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* Beautiful Cased Set Unknown Manufacturer, Pair of Cap & Ball Pocket Pistols, .45 cal,

Lot # 3117      

* Beautiful Cased Set Unknown Manufacturer, Pair of Cap & Ball Pocket Pistols, .45 cal, s/n NSN, muzzleloading pistols, brl length 2.5", excellent condition, percussion a...morection. Very high condition cased pair of folding trigger pocket pistols contained in burlwood case with a brass inletted plate engraved in an Old English style "A.D." being completely fitted for the two pistols, small powder flask, bullet mold and lidded bullet compartment. Neither pistol bears a visible makers mark. They have engraved ebony stocks with flutes that match the elaborate form of the elegant grip cap with a ball style finial. The frame is engraved with a leaf motif pattern on all four sides with each side having a single line border. The bands are high polished blued showing just a small amount of thinning at muzzle along with very few scattered light handling marks. Deep crisp rifling is present in the shiny bore. The pistols exhibit very little handling and function by cocking the hammer which in turn lowers the trigger into the firing position. One pistol functions properly with the other one appearing to have the cocking spring removed. It appears to be present in the case under the lidded portion meant for the bullets where there are also two keys located. The single ball bullet mold is marked "33" on the side flat and the powder flask neck is adjustible with "8, 10 & 12" numbered positions. The flask spring retains most of the niter bluing with the remaining construction being copper and brass. This is a fine example of a cased pair of pocket pistols.
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* Remington & Sons, Remington Rifle Cane "Cane Gun", 0.305" diameter breech, s/n 5, muzzleloading

Lot # 3118      

* Remington & Sons, Remington Rifle Cane "Cane Gun", 0.305" diameter breech, s/n 5, muzzleloading cane, brl length 27.5", very good condition, percussion cap action. Scar...morece example of a Remington cane gun. The tip of the cane is marked "5/J. F. Thomas/PATENT/FEB'Y 9 1858/REMINGTON & SON'S/ILION N.Y.". J. F. Thomas was a master mechanic at Remington. Between the years 1858-1866 it is believed that an estimated quantity of less than 500 of these percussion cap cane guns were manufactured. The rifled barrel is covered in Gutta-percha along with the lower section of the screw off handle. There is a narrow German silver band just below the form handle and two sections of brass bands located at the breech where the handle screws in. The iron cane tip measures 1 5/8" long having a dark patina. The Gutta-percha covering shows two small cracks on the handle section with one 2" long crack on the barrel section 4.5" from the muzzle. There are a few areas where it looks like some black paint mistakenly got onto the barrel section with little overall other handling wear present. The bore has visible rifling with surface pitting present. The firearm is operated by unscrewing the upper handle section, loading a round and then screwing it back together. The handle is pulled rearward to expose the firing mechanism and a cap is loaded than closed to make ready. The checkered trigger button is located 1.25" forward of the silver band. This is a very nice example of an early oddity in the firearms world.
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* Remington & Sons, Remington rifle Cane "Cane Gun", .31 cal. ?, s/n 34, muzzleloading cane,

Lot # 3119      

* Remington & Sons, Remington rifle Cane "Cane Gun", .31 cal. ?, s/n 34, muzzleloading cane, brl length 25.75", good condition, percussion cap action. The tip of the cane...more is marked "34/J.F.THOMAS/PATENT/FEB'Y 9.1858/REMINGTON & SON'S/ILION. N.Y.". J. F. Thomas was a master mechanic at Remington and between the years 1858-1866. It is believed that an estimated quantity of less than 500 of these percussion cap cane guns were manufactured. This example was not taken apart as we did not want to force any manipulations to such a fragile firearm. The barrel is covered in Gutta-percha with an iron tip that measures 1 5/8" long. the breech area of the Gutta-percha shows a crack and a few small losses along with adhesive residue where a label once resided. Remaining surfaces show little other wear from handling. The handle appears to be manufactured using compressed wood with a hairline crack traveling around the circumference 1.5" from the checkered trigger button. The A.T.F. no longer considers these types of firearms NFA weapons but rather antiques. This example in a rather rare configuration is an already rare category.
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Dragons Head Blunderbusses. This set of heavily carved ornately stocked dragons head blunderbusses

Lot # 3120      

Dragons Head Blunderbusses. This set of heavily carved ornately stocked dragons head blunderbusses are embellished with applied and inletted mother of pearl along with br...moreass and silver wire work. They are a close set but not a matched pair. Both of them have real teeth inset in the mouth of the dragon with one having black glass eyes and a carved wooden tongue. The other has red glass eyes with the tongue base being the only portion that is present. The red eye dragon has six separations of scale lines under the mouth all sharing embellishment alternating material being used starting at the mouth with mother of pearl and silver tack, the next having just silver embellishment, then back to mother of pearl and so on until you get to the neck of the dragon or wrist of the stock where there are only scales present leading into the trigger guard, lock and lock retaining plate along with more mother of pearl inlay and elaborate wire work that unfortunately has started to separate. Both the lock plates and top of barrels show silver applied embellishments having brass trigger guards. The red eye has a brass scroll form retaining plate along with a brass grip cap and single ramrod pipe with no ramrod present. The left ear tip is absent. The hammer functions but it along with the rest of the lock are rusted to the point that the frizzen doesn't function. The black eye dragon has four separations of scale lines under the mouth all showing embellishment. The first is checkered with silver tacks moving toward the front of the firearm with only silver toned embellishments until you get to the head section itself where there is inletted mother of pearl as well as tacks. The individual cut scales have silver tone tacks applied to each scale. Leading into the neck of the dragon and wrist of the stock the brass wirework and inlaid mother of pearl is found throughout with some wire work being loose but not as much as on the red eye piece. The brass lock retaining plate is in the form of cannons and drum. The overall length is approximately 36". These are non-firing blunderbusses as there are no touch holes in the barrels. They are meant for decorative purposes only.
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Brass barreled Blunderbuss.

Lot # 3121      

Brass barreled Blunderbuss. This is a very nice original brass Blunderbuss barrel which needs to be remounted in a new stock. The barrel is marked on the left side flat w...moreith two sets of crown over crossed flag proofs. The barrel is 13 7/8" long transitioning from octagonal to round with a wedding band 4" from the breech having a single ring band 2 1/8" from the muzzle. The outside diameter of the barrel is 1.761" with an interior diameter of 1.265". There are some tool marks present most noticeable at the muzzle ring. The barrel is fitted with an iron engraved tang showing some light pitting. The stock shows a lot of wear and rot throughout with only a forend cap, single ramrod pipe and butt plate present.
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* London Armoury Company, Confederate Kerr's Patent Revolver, .44 cal, s/n 4605, BP revolver,

Lot # 3122      

* London Armoury Company, Confederate Kerr's Patent Revolver, .44 cal, s/n 4605, BP revolver, brl length 5.75" octagonal, very good condition, single action. This example...more of a Confederate Kerr revolver is accompanied by a white velvet lined maple chest with envelopes and letters stating its provenance. The letter states ""Francis R. Frazer enlisted at Chaffin's Farm on April 15, 1864. He joined Company E, the Ebenezer Greys of the 56th Regiment of Va. Infantry. This regiment was under the command of Colonel Henry Gantt and was assigned to Hunton's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corp. Army of Northern Virginia.
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* Cased Moore's Patent Firearm Co., TEAT-Fire Pocket Revolver, .32 cal test-fire, s/n 10048,

Lot # 3123      

* Cased Moore's Patent Firearm Co., Test-Fire Pocket Revolver, .32 cal TEAT-Fire, s/n 10048, revolver, brl length 3.25" , good plus condition, single action. Cased comple...morete set to include revolver and six front loading .32 cal TEAT-Fire rounds of ammunition. Four of the TEAT-Fire rounds are the traditional encountered flat TEAT and two are of the very scare round TEAT form. The revolver has a brass frame with a spur trigger and birds head grip. The grip panels are slightly undersized with a shellac finish. The brass frame has scrollwork engraving on both side flats with a pin punch background. There is sunburst engraving on the blast shields and underside of grip frame along with engraving on each side of the spur trigger and underside of the bottom strap. The trigger spur and hammer spur are both checkered. The cylinder is marked "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5. 1864" around the rear with a double line border and a single line at front edge which also shows a small loss at the edge of one chamber. The top of the barrel is marked in a single line "MOORES PAT. FIREARMS CO. BROOKLYN NY." with sunburst engraving at rear along with engraving around muzzle and either side of barrel lug. The bottom of the barrel is marked with the serial number. The bore shines with nice rifling and only a very few small light surface pitting marks. The front of the barrel is fitted with a fixed blade with the hammer having a corresponding notch. The barrel and cylinder show areas of tool marks scattered throughout with the brass frame showing traces of original silver wash and very little handling marks present.
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* Indian Wars Era Burnside Rifle Co., US Contract Spencer 1865 SRC, .50 Spencer, s/n 14959, carbine,

Lot # 3124      

* Indian Wars Era Burnside Rifle Co., US Contract Spencer 1865 SRC, .50 Spencer, s/n 14959, carbine, brl length 20", very good plus condition, lever action falling block....more This is a wonderful example of High Condition Indian Wars Era U.S. Contract Spencer Manufactured in 1865 to fulfill US Government contract by The Burnside Rifle Co. this example is in very nice condition with a very bright shiny bore, folding graduated rear ladder sight graduated to 9 with a block inverted V front fixed sight and having the Stabler magazine cutoff. The walnut stock and forend are unsanded showing nice crisp cartouches left side at saddle bar mount both vertically and horizontally along with a "CSL" in the top of the wood just forward of butt plate on top. Inspector marks "C" found on top of butt plate with "S" located left side of the receiver right side of lever and left flat of saddle ring mount. Flat with "M" right side of back action lock an "L" located left side of hammer flat having checkered spur and "L" left side of lever flat. Front of the receiver marked laterally is "MODEL/1865" with the four line address marking "SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE/PAT'D MARCH 6 1860/MANUF"D AT PROV. R.I./BY BURNSIDE RIFLE CO.". Case coloring present on receiver and hammer with colors having darkened mostly to brown patina but showing traces of different shades of blue throughout. Screw head next to Stabler cutoff and barrel band retaining spring and barrel still retaining original bluing some more than others. Left side barrel flat at receiver is inspector marked with what appears to be a "CEW" faint but present. Bore shines very bright with nice rifling showing some light pitting present. Barrel band marked with "U" and carbine showing some scattered light tool marks and indentation. Great example of a US contract spencer SRC.
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* Extremely Rare Remington & Sons, Cutaway 1875 Single Action Army, .44 cal, s/n 8531, revolver,

Lot # 3125      

* Extremely Rare Remington & Sons, Cutaway 1875 Single Action Army, .44 cal, s/n 8531, revolver, brl length 7.25" round, very good condition, single action. This is a ver...morey rare cut-away example of an 1875 single action Army revolver. It is believed that this is the only factory cut-away ever produced. The cuts are on the blast shield left side frame and right side frame and trigger guard with a single line barrel address "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A." It has a single blade front fixed sight and notch rear. The walnut grips are slightly undersized showing scattered light pressure indentations. There is a lanyard ring on the bottom of the grip frame attached to a swivel and a checkered hammer spur. The revolver has a light and dark gray mottled patina throughout with traces of original bluing showing some light tool marks and handling wear.
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