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Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2

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Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 2

by Rock Island Auction Company
Sat, Apr  30, 2016  9:00 AM   Central
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Historic Bullard Large Frame Lever Action Deluxe Sporting Rifle from an Ancestor of the Inventor wit Historic Bullard Large Frame Lever Action Deluxe Sporting Rifle from an Ancestor of the Inventor wit

Historic Bullard Large Frame Lever Action Deluxe Sporting Rifle from an Ancestor of the Inventor wit

Lot #1000 (Sale Order 1000 of 889)

Historic Bullard Large Frame Lever Action Deluxe Sporting Rifle from an Ancestor of the Inventor with Documents, Books, Stamp, and Bullet Mold

An estimated 10,000-12,000 Bullard repeating rifles and carbines were manufactured between 1886 and 1890 in numerous variations. They used a rack and pinion design that is smoother than the toggle link used on most lever actions and were very well made firearms. Theodore Roosevelt is even known to have used one. Unfortunately, Bullard simply jumped into the lever action market too late to successfully compete with Winchester and Marlin in their heyday. This example is a large frame sporting rifle in deluxe configuration. The included notarized affidavit indicates the consignor's husband was the great, great grandson of inventor James Herbert Bullard who owned the Bullard Repeating Arms Company in Springfield, Mass. The rifle has a dovetailed blade front sight, military style notch and folding ladder rear sight, a forearm with multiple panels of checkering, and a checkered semi-pistol grip buttstock with shotgun butt fitted with a checkered rubber buttplate embossed with the Bullard logo. The only visible markings are "Cal./40" on the top of the receiver and the serial number, "537," behind the hammer. Also included is an extensive genealogy of the Bullard family back into the colonial era, a NEI dual cavity bullet mold, antique family crest stamp manufactured by R. H. Smith Mfg. Co. in Springfield, two extensive binders with copies of documents relating to various Bullard patents (including the Bullard rifle designs and a patent for a "steam road vehicle"), and two copies of "Bullard Firearms" by G. Scott Jameson. One of the copies is a special version of the 2nd edition in a case and is signed "To Eric Bullard Larsen a direct descendant of James Herbert Bullard. Best Wishes from your friend G. Scott Jameson. The stamp at the top right of the page matches the stamp included. The books and documents demonstrate that James Herbert Bullard's contributions to American industry go far beyond the estimated 10,000-12,000 lever action rifles and carbines as well as various single shot rifles his company manufactured in the 1880s. In fact, Bullard's checking machine was still in use at Smith & Wesson in 1971. Like many of the arms makers and inventors of his day, Bullard worked with other manufacturers before being out on his own. He was the master mechanic at Smith & Wesson from the mid to late 1870s before leaving to form the Springfield Sewing Machine Co. which was also partially backed by Daniel B. Wesson.

Class: Antique

Very fine. 80% of the original blue finish remains overall. The hammer and lever display 60% original case colors. The colors on the top of the lever are particularly fiery. The balance displays gray and brown patina. There are some overall minor handling and storage marks. The wood is fine and has crisp checkering and minor dings and scratches. The buttplate has faded from age to a chocolate brown. The action functions smoothly, and the markings are crisp. The books are both in fine condition, and the stamp and bullet mold are in very good condition and have some mild wear. This is a historic example of a scarce Bullard Deluxe Lever Action Sporting Rifle previously owned by one of Bullard's descendants and complete with extensive documents.

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Scarce and Very Fine Marlin Model 1888 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle Scarce and Very Fine Marlin Model 1888 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

Scarce and Very Fine Marlin Model 1888 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

Lot #1001 (Sale Order 1001 of 889)

Scarce and Very Fine Marlin Model 1888 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

Intended to be a sales companion to the Model 1881, the Model 1888 was developed in response to the popularity of Winchester and Colt's pistol-caliber repeating rifles and carbines. While the 1888 was a solid design, Marlin's desire to distinguish itself from the competition resulted in the side-ejecting Model 1889, which would establish the signature Marlin configuration and condemn the 1888 to a two-year production run, with less than 5000 made total. This example was made in 1888, just over 100 off from the lowest identified serial number. Blade front and sporting rear sights on the barrel with the two line address and 1887 patent dates and the "44 W" caliber marking, and a mid-range peep sight on the tang. The receiver is fitted with a niter blue loading gate and extractor, with a casehardened lever and hammer. Smooth straight wrist stock, with a casehardened forearm cap and a steel buttplate.

Class: Antique

Very fine, with 80% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish, showing some bright edge wear. A few of thin scratches are present on the frame with a few small scuffs on the barrel and magazine near the muzzle. The case colors remain 60% intact. The nitre blue on the loading gate is bright and 70% intact. The stock is also very fine, with the forearm cap sitting a bit proud against the wood and a number of storage dings and scuffs on the buttstock. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-70 Rifle Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-70 Rifle

Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-70 Rifle

Lot #1002 (Sale Order 1002 of 889)

Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action .45-70 Rifle

The top barrel flat has the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and "45-70" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the two patent dates are marked on the lower tang behind the trigger with the serial number at the end. German silver blade front sight and adjustable leaf rear sight. Blue barrel and full length magazine, with casehardened frame and remaining parts, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. Both sides of the stock are stamped "C G H".

Class: Antique

Very good. The barrel and magazine tube retain 30% of the faded original blue finish with scattered scratches and dings, high edge wear, and aging to a smooth brown patina. The hammer screw in the frame has had the slotted head peened. The receiver, hammer, lever and buttplate retain traces of the original case colors with scattered scratches and dings, scattered minor pitting, and aging to a smooth silver patina. The revarnished wood is fair with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents, a few cracks near the receiver and a few slivers absent near the upper tang. Mechanically fine.

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Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1003 (Sale Order 1003 of 889)

Fine Antique Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1896. Blade front sight with adjustable buckhorn rear sporting sight on a barrel stamped with the two line address marking on the top barrel flat ahead of the rear sight and "32 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang has the three-line model/patent date information with the serial number on the underside of the receiver. Full length magazine tube, casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with steel forend cap and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.

Class: Antique

Fine. The rifle retains 50% of the original blue finish with scattered scratches and dings, brown speckling along the barrel and the receiver aging to a smooth brown patina. The loading gate retains 40% original nitre blue. The markings are clear. The hammer and lever retain 40% vivid case colors. The wood is also fine with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun

Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun

Lot #1004 (Sale Order 1004 of 889)

Fine Antique Winchester Model 1887 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun

The Model 1887 Lever Action Shotguns were designed by John M. Browning at the behest of Winchesters management in an effort to create an repeating shotgun that could build off of the popularity of the existing Winchester lever action rifles and carbines. Only 64,855 were manufactured before production switched to the Model 1901. Manufactured in 1893, this example is marked with "10" and an oval "WP" stamp at the breech, the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. monogram on the left side of the action, the serial number ahead of the lever, and the four line address and patent marking on the lower tang. It has a 2 7/8 inch chamber for black powder shot shells. The choke gauges around improved cylinder. It has a bead front sight and a sighting groove on the top of the receiver. The length of pull is 13 inches.

Class: Antique

Fine overall. 40% of the slightly faded original blue finish remains on the barrel and magazine. The balance has gray and brown patina. The action also retains 40% of the original case colors. The buttplate has a brown patina and crisp checkering. There are some spots of light spotting and various minor marks. The wood is also fine and has only light abrasions and small dings. The action functions fine and the markings are crisp.

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Antique First Year Production Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle Antique First Year Production Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Antique First Year Production Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1005 (Sale Order 1005 of 889)

Antique First Year Production Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1894, the first year of production. This rifle features a "Winchester Express" beaded blade front sight and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top barrel has the two-line address/patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "32-40" at the breech. Upper tang has the three-line model/patent marking. Full magazine and smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a inset brass star on the right side and a crescent buttplate.

Class: Antique

Fair as refinished. The rifle retain half of the dull blue finish with scattered scratches and dings and the barrel aging to a smooth brown patina. The markings are clear. The revarnished wood is good with scattered scratches, ding and pressure dents. The magazine is a modern replacement. Mechanically fine.

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Scarce, Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Scarce, Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Scarce, Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot #1006 (Sale Order 1006 of 889)

Scarce, Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

This is a fine example of a documented Deluxe, Special Order, Winchester Model 1876 lever action rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The Cody letter lists the features as: "Type: Rifle, Caliber: 40/60, Barrel Type: 1/2 Octagon, Trigger: Plain, Checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 Magazine, Shotgun butt" and "Casehardened". The letter states this rifle was shipped from Winchester on June 4, 1886. The rifle has a blued 26-inch barrel with casehardened forearm cap, receiver, hammer, trigger and lever and shotgun buttplate. The dust cover and loading gate have a fire blue finish. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grade, walnut with a piano finish and Winchester "Style H" checkering. The bottom of the pistol grip has a horn or ebony inlay. The barrel has a replacement Sheard front sight with 1914 patent date and a sporting style buckhorn rear sight with flat top. A folding graduated peep sight is mounted on the upper receiver tang. The Third Model receiver has an integral dust cover rail and a dust cover with serrated edges. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "CAL. 40-60" is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. "40-60" is roll-stamped in script numerals across the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The serial number, "53011" is stamped in small numerals across the lower tang between the lever latch and the rear tang screw.

Class: Antique

Fine. This rifle retains 50% of the faded original blue finish. Most of the blue finish is on the barrel; has started to fade to a plum colored patina and there are several minor scratches along both sides of the round portion of the barrel. The caliber markings and Winchester legend are sharp. The dust cover and loading gate retain 75% of the original blue finish. The receiver has 40% of the original casehardened finish intact; the case colors have faded slightly and silvered on contact points. The case colors on the forearm cap have aged to a dark patina. The hammer, trigger and lever retain at least 90% of the strong case colors. The buttplate has an even silver patina with a few spots of age discoloration. The highly figured walnut stock and forearm are in fine condition and retain half of the original high polish piano finish. The checkered panels on the forearm and pistol grip show light-moderate handling wear. The stock and forearm have a few fairly minor handling marks with a shallow chip on the upper right side of the stock at the junction with the buttplate and a tiny chip at the end of the stock comb. Deluxe Winchester Model 1876 rifles are scarce in any condition. This is a fine example of a deluxe, special order, Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action rifle.

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Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket

Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket

Lot #1007 (Sale Order 1007 of 889)

Rare Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Musket

Manufactured in 1913. It is estimated that a small fraction of 1% of the total Model 1892 production was in the musket configuration making this example very rare. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent date ahead of the rear sight and the left side is marked "44 W.C.F." at the breech The Winchester oval proof is marked on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S PAT. OFF." and the serial number appears on the bottom of the receiver. Blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards and mounted with a smooth full length walnut forearm secured by two barrel bands and straight grip stock with carbine buttplate, and sling swivel on the stock and forward barrel band. Winchester had high hopes of selling these muskets to the U.S. Government as well and civilians, however orders were not received by the factory.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine. The barrel retains 60% plus original blue finish with an area of smooth gray patina ahead of the rear sight. The exposed portion of the magazine tube retains most of original blue finish. The front barrel band retains almost all of the original blue finish, while the rear barrel band has mostly a smooth silver gray patina. The receiver retains 50% plus original thin blue finish with a smooth gray patina and bright metal on the balance. The lever is bright and the buttplate has a smooth dark mottled patina. The wood is also very fine with some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. One will look a long time to find a finer example of this rare variation!

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Rare Winchester Model 1873 Cutaway Lever Action Rifle Rare Winchester Model 1873 Cutaway Lever Action Rifle

Rare Winchester Model 1873 Cutaway Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1008 (Sale Order 1008 of 889)

Rare Winchester Model 1873 Cutaway Lever Action Rifle

Winchester's factory ledgers list these rare factory cutaway rifles as "skeleton" models. "The Winchester New Model of 1873: A Tribute" lists only eight known examples, and no more than a dozen are believed to have been made. This example, like four of the others known, has no serial number and is only marked with the assembly number 4207 on the left side of the lower tang. These cannot be confirmed by factory ledgers, but this example is very similar to the two confirmed examples that appear on the ledgers and are believed to have been used at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Like a few of the other "skeleton" rifles, it is fully nickel plated. None of the known examples are exactly the same. On this example, the cartridge elevator and buttplate door are steel instead of brass. The design allows you to see the inside of the action, the chamber, magazine tube, and even the stock cavity. Though obviously unsafe to fire, the action remains fully functional. It has the standard address, patent, and model markings; German silver blade front sight; and an adjustable sporting rear sight. It has the Third Model style integral guide rail and dust cover with serrated rear indicating it was manufactured around or after 1882. Cutaway rifles were used by Winchester to promote their arms and educate potential buyers. They were used at exhibitions and would have also been used by company salesmen. This example may have been used at one of the World's Fair such as New Orleans in 1884 or Chicago in 1893.

Class: Antique

Very fine. 95% plus of the original nickel plating remains. There is some brown patina on in a few areas where the finish is flaked and bright steel in other sections. The stock and forearm are both very fine. There is a notch out of the forearm on the lower left and some mild pressure marks and scratches scattered throughout. The oiled finish remains strong. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp. This is only the 9th known example of this incredibly rare variation of the ever popular Winchester Model 1873 and is unique!

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Inscribed Winchester Third Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Nickel-Plated Finish Inscribed Winchester Third Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Nickel-Plated Finish

Inscribed Winchester Third Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Nickel-Plated Finish

Lot #1009 (Sale Order 1009 of 889)

Inscribed Winchester Third Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Nickel-Plated Finish

This attractive Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine was manufactured in 1873. This carbine has the Third Model receiver profile, single screw upper tang and serial number, "122892" stamped in block letters on the lower receiver tang behind the lever latch. The left side plate is inscribed in Spanish: "J. de la C I D." in flowing script letters. The carbine has a full nickel-plated finish with varnished, straight grain, American walnut stock and forearm. The barrel has the first pattern upper barrel band with integral front sight blade and folding, two-leaf rear sight with apertures marked "1, 3" and "5". A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The stock has a crescent buttplate with hinged butt trap door. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS-NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH. 29 1866. OCTOBER 16, 1860" ahead of the rear sight. There is an un-identifiable brand on the right side of the stock

Class: Antique

Fine. The carbine retains 70% plus of the nickel-plated finish. Most of the plating is present on the receiver, hammer, trigger, crescent buttplate and lower barrel band. There are a series of small scratches that run vertically across the right side plate and the right side of the receiver. The left side of the receiver has a few insignificant handling marks and several shallow dents from contact with the saddle ring. The barrel and magazine have been cleaned and have a smooth bright finish. The upper barrel band has dark patches of age discoloration and some shallow dents and scratches. The plated finish on lever is worn and has scattered light scratches and handling marks. The inscription on the left side of the receiver is crisp. The barrel markings are light. The stock and forearm have been re-varnished during the period and have a few light handling and storage marks but remain in very good overall condition. This is an attractive example of a Winchester Model 1866 carbine with inscribed receiver and nickel-plated finish.

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Vintage United States Cartridge Company 44 Henry Flat Rimfire Cartridge Box Vintage United States Cartridge Company 44 Henry Flat Rimfire Cartridge Box

Vintage United States Cartridge Company 44 Henry Flat Rimfire Cartridge Box

Lot #1010 (Sale Order 1010 of 889)

Vintage United States Cartridge Company 44 Henry Flat Rimfire Cartridge Box

Constructed from tan cardboard with black printed blue paper labels, the lid and sides bear the circled "US" logo, with the lid label marked "50 Cal. .44 HENRY FLAT/RIM FIRE/ METALLIC CARTRIDGES/For Model 1866 Henry and Winchester Rifles/and Colt's Rim Fire Revolvers/MADE IN U.S.A./THE UNITED STATES CARTRIDGE COMPANY,/NEW YORK, N.Y.,U.S.A.", and the seal marked for "BLACK POWDER" and the Lowell, Massachusetts address.

Class: Other

Fine overall, with some foxing and wear on the labels and some stains and scuffs on the box. The seal has been broken. A faded ink stamp is present on the underside, possibly "124-3".

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Scarce, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1895 Flat-Side Rifle with Factory and Madis Letters Scarce, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1895 Flat-Side Rifle with Factory and Madis Letters

Scarce, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1895 Flat-Side Rifle with Factory and Madis Letters

Lot #1011 (Sale Order 1011 of 889)

Scarce, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1895 Flat-Side Rifle with Factory and Madis Letters

Special order, Deluxe, Winchester Model 1895 Flat-Side Rifle manufactured in 1897. the flat-side receiver is found only on the first 5000 Winchester Model 1895 rifles. This rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes it as: "Rifle, 38/72, Octagon barrel, Plain trigger", and "Checkered stock with pistol grip". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on May 12, 1897, and returned for repair on March 19, 1898. The reason the rifle was returned to Winchester is not identified. Also included with the rifle is a four page, hand-written, evaluation by author and Winchester expert George Madis. The rifle has a special order, 26-inch, full octagon, barrel chambered for the 38-72 WCF cartridge. The barrel has a Lyman front sight with white insert and a sporting style, buckhorn, rear sight with adjustable center-piece and serrated edges. The pistol grip stock and schnabel forearm are highly figured, deluxe, XXX, fancy grain walnut with factory Style H checkering and high polish piano finish. The forearm has an ebony tip and the pistol grip is fitted with a black, hard rubber, cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS". The barrel, flat-side receiver, magazine and lever are blued and the hammer and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-' in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "38-72 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER/ -MODEL 1895-" in two lines. Two 1895 patent dates are stamped behind the trigger in two lines. The serial number "2205" is stamped across the lower tang between the tang screws. The bottom of the barrel underneath the forearm is stamped with a five-pointed star followed by the serial number "2205", the letters "V.P. within an oval, the initials "J.P.P.", "C.A.C." and the caliber "38-72". The Madis letter explains that the star is a Winchester assembler's mark, the encircled "V.P." is a Winchester proof mark, and that "J.P.P." and "C.A.C." are initials of Winchester employees who worked on special order rifles. "J.P.P" has been identified as J.P. Parker. "C.A.C." remains unidentified. The Madis letter notes that serial numbers on barrel are unusual and are only found on special rifles. The letter further states that the inside of the lower tang is marked "XXX" which indicates both the grade of the wood and also the degree of fitting on the stock and forearm. A letter form the Cody Firearms Museum states that only 267 Model 1895 rifles were made with pistol grip stocks.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The rifle is all original (as stated in the Madis letter) and retains 70% plus of the blue finish overall. 80% of the blue finish remains on the barrel; wear is limited to some very limited finish loss on the barrel edges and several tiny spots of age discoloration. The blue on the upper right side of the receiver and the lever linkage shows moderate handling wear with a few minor scratches and has faded to a silver-gray patina on contact points. The left side of the receiver has less wear with most of the finish loss confined to the receiver high points and the lever linkage. The rear edges of the magazine show the usual cycling scuff marks. The magazine bottom and lower edges show light-moderate handling wear. The blue finish on the lever has faded to a mottled silver-blue patina. The case colors on the crescent buttplate have faded to a silver-gray patina with a few scattered spots of age discoloration. The highly figured, "XXX", fancy walnut stock and forearm remain in very good overall condition with at least 90% of the high polish piano finish intact. The checkered panels are sharp. Wear is limited to a few scattered, minor, handling marks. This is a very fine example of a scarce and well-documented Deluxe, Winchester Model 1895 Flat-Side Rifle.

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Scarce Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Short Rifle with Facto Scarce Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Short Rifle with Facto

Scarce Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Short Rifle with Facto

Lot #1012 (Sale Order 1012 of 889)

Scarce Special Order Antique Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Short Rifle with Factory Letter

The included factory letter confirms the rifle was received and shipped on September 23, 1898, as part of order 6666 and confirms it shipped in the current caliber with an extra light 22 inch barrel, half magazine, plain trigger, takedown configuration, shotgun butt, and plain rubber buttplate. The rifle has a standard Lyman ramp front sight with white bead and buckhorn sporting style, rear sight with screw adjustable center insert. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, bolt and receiver have the Winchester high polish blue finish. The hammer and loading lever are color casehardened. The loading gate is niter blue. The checkered hard rubber buttplate is embossed with the Winchester logo. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the legend: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "45-70," the Winchester oval "W/P" proofmark, and "N.S" are stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is drilled and tapped for a peep sight and is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 1886." The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are stamped in two lines on the lower tang behind the trigger. The serial number, "118343," is stamped in script behind the rear tang screw.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The rifle retains 90% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish. With slightly thinning down the length of the barrel and limited circular scratches on the underside of the barrel just in front of the magazine. The takedown collar shows normal handling wear and a thinning blue finish. The bolt and receiver retain close to 90% of the original high polish blue finish with light high point wear and a few minor scratches. The niter blue loading gate has high point wear but retains most of the factory bright blue finish. The hammer retains nearly all of the its case colors. Contact points on the loading lever have a silver patina. The modified stock and forearm are in otherwise very fine condition and retain nearly all of the original finish with very minor handling marks. All of the markings are crisp. This is an excellent example of a scarce, .45/70 Winchester Model 1886 Extra Lightweight Takedown Rifle.

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Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co Volcanic Lever Action No. 2 Navy Pistol Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co Volcanic Lever Action No. 2 Navy Pistol

Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co Volcanic Lever Action No. 2 Navy Pistol

Lot #1013 (Sale Order 1013 of 889)

Rare Deluxe Factory Engraved New Haven Arms Co Volcanic Lever Action No. 2 Navy Pistol

A rare example of 1 of only an estimated 300 New Haven Arms Co. No. 2 Navy Pistols with a .41 caliber, six inch barrel manufactured between 1857 and 1860 (very few of the production were engraved). The pistol has a blue barrel, silver-plated brass frame and casehardened loading lever and hammer. The pistol is fitted with two-piece grips. The frame is engraved with large, open scrolls on a punch dot background. The engraving is more elaborate than standard Volcanic coverage and style. The pistol appears to be identical to the pair of deluxe engraved Volcanic pistols with ivory grips made for Oliver Winchester and illustrated on page 6 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The barrel is blued and has a brass cone front sight. The rear sight is located in a dovetail on the receiver. The pistol has a casehardened hammer and loading lever with round finger hole. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "PATENT FEB 14. 1854./NEW HAVEN.CONN." in two lines. The serial number, "1981", is stamped on the right side of the loading lever, on both sides of the butt beneath the grips and penciled on the inside of both grips. All of the visible serial numbers match. A "K" is stamped on the left side of the loading lever. The New Haven Arms No. 2 Navy Pistols are among the rarest New Haven Arms Volcanic firearms. This deluxe engraved pistol is certainly one of the rarest No. 2 Navy Pistols.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The barrel retains 70% of the original blue finish with the balance a dark brown patina. The barrel has some minor nicks and scratches and some minor edge wear. The barrel markings are clear. The frame has traces of the delicate silver-plated finish in protected areas; most of the brass frame and grip straps have a mellow un-polished patina. The engraving is sharp. The side-plates fit perfectly. The casehardened hammer and loading lever have a gray-brown patina. The two-piece grips are in very good condition. The grips have shrunk slightly and there are hairline age cracks on both butts. This is a very fine example of an extremely rare deluxe engraved New Haven Arms No. 2 Navy Pistol with factory grips.

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Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot #1014 (Sale Order 1014 of 889)

Fine Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufactured in 1871. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/King's improvement patent dates and the serial number is marked on the lower tang behind the trigger. Blade front sight integral with the barrel band and folding two leaf rear sight. There is a saddle ring and staple attached to the left rear of the receiver. Blue barrel and magazine tube, casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with buttstock compartment, (cleaning rod not included).

Class: Antique

Fine with 60% of the original blue finish remaining on the barrel and magazine tube mixed with a dark patina and showing some scattered minor oxidation. The otherwise very fine receiver and buttplate have been polished at some time and are now an attractive aged patina. The lever and hammer retains 40% of the original case colors with evidence of an abrasive cleaning overall. The wood is also fine with scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Outstanding Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver Outstanding Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

Outstanding Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

Lot #1015 (Sale Order 1015 of 889)

Outstanding Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

This is an exceptional example of a casehardened Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with a copy of a Cody Firearms Museum letter. The Cody letter describes this rifle as "Rifle, 38-56, Octagon barrel" with "Plain trigger" and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on September 27, 1892. The rifle has a full octagon barrel with full length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and buckhorn, sporting style, rear sight with serrated edges and adjustable center piece. The barrel, magazine, bolt and, loading gate have a blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate have a casehardened finish with vivid case colors. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with standard oil finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation: "38-56 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped and roll-stamped: "-MODEL 1886.-". The lower receiver tang is stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates behind the trigger. The serial number "67002" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the rear tang screw.

Class: Antique

Excellent. This rifle is all original and retains 98% of the blue and vivid color casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine have nearly all of the blue finish intact and show only very insignificant edge wear. The Winchester legend and caliber markings are crisp. The bolt and loading gate retain nearly all of the blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and buttplate have fiery case colors with almost no handling or storage wear. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition. The forearm has a few scattered handling marks concentrated primarily on the bottom and left side. This is an outstanding example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with very desirable casehardened receiver.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1016 (Sale Order 1016 of 889)

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

This is a fine example of a Winchester Model 1873 rifle that was manufactured in 1888. The rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The receiver has the "step" at the junction with the barrel found on rifles chambered for .22, .32 and .38 caliber cartridges. The rifle has a 26-inch full octagon barrel with full-length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and buckhorn sporting style rear sight with screw-adjustable center insert and serrated edges. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trap. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The loading gate is fire blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. The top barrel flat is roll stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860.-" ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation, "38 W.C.F." is stamped on the top barrel flat just ahead of the receiver. "38 CAL" is stamped in script letters across the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll stamped: "-MODEL 1873-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "319788B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw.

Class: Antique

Fine. The rifle is all original and retains 60% of the blue and casehardened finish. The barrel, magazine and forearm cap have most of the blue finish with a blue-brown patina and some age spotting. The receiver retains most of the bright blue finish. The finish on the right side and side plate and parts of the left side of the frame show considerable blue-brown patina on contact points. The loading gate retains nearly all of the fire blue finish. The hammer, trigger and lever have 95% of the muted case colors. The case colors on the buttplate have slightly more wear but remain about 90%. The markings are crisp. The stock and forearm are in very good overall condition. Most of the original finish is present on the stock while the forearm shows more handling wear. There is an old, shallow, 3/4-inch chip in the underside the stock behind the receiver tang; the remainder of the stock shows limited handling wear. The forearm has several small handling marks and bruises. This is a very good, original example of a 1888 production, Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel, Set Triggers, and F Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel, Set Triggers, and F

Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel, Set Triggers, and F

Lot #1017 (Sale Order 1017 of 889)

Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Extra Length Barrel, Set Triggers, and Factory Letter

The factory letter confirms this rifle was received in the warehouse on September 28, 1895, and shipped on October 3 as part of order 19,679 in .40-65 with a 28 inch octagon barrel and set trigger. It is equipped with a German silver blade front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight, and special order close coupled set triggers. The latter were first introduced by Winchester just one year earlier. It is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight wrist stock with steel forend cap and rifle buttplate. The barrel has the two-line address ahead of the rear sight and the caliber designation at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the one-line model marking, and the lower tang has the patent dates in two lines behind the triggers and the serial number ahead of the rear screw.

Class: Antique

Very good. The barrel and magazine tube have primarily a mottled mix of gray and brown patina, and the receiver has traces of case colors and a light gray-brown patina. There is some oxidation and pitting, primarily on the barrel, magazine tube, and buttplate. The forearm is very good and has some light handling and storage marks. The stock is also very good and has scrapes and dings on the butt and mild handling wear. The action functions fine, but the set triggers need some minor work. The markings are crisp.

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1018 (Sale Order 1018 of 889)

Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1883, this rifle features the Third Model receiver with the guide made integral with the receiver. The top barrel flat is marked "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight and "CAL 45-60" at the breech. The serial number is located on the lower tang behind the lever latch. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "45-60". Lyman combination front globe sight, a rear leaf sight and a modern production tang mounted peep sight. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate and buttstock compartment (cleaning rod not included).

Class: Antique

Fine. The rifle retains 40% of the original blue finish with scattered scratches and dings and aging to a smooth brown patina. 50% of the original nitre blue remains on the loading gate. The markings are legible. The reoiled wood is very good with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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World War I Era Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle World War I Era Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

World War I Era Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1019 (Sale Order 1019 of 889)

World War I Era Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

This rifle was manufactured in 1918 and has a blade front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight, plain trigger, and smooth stock and forearm. The barrel has the standard two-line address and patent information ahead of the rear sight on the upper left flat and the caliber and nickel steel marking near the breech. Both the barrel and receiver have the Winchester proofmark on the top at the breech. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the action, and the upper tang has the three-line model and trademark information.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine. 75% of the original blue finish remains on the barrel and magazine tube which have some minor edge wear. The takedown color and lever are silver-gray and have some light pitting. The action retains 70% of the original blue and has some gray and brown patina on the balance. The buttplate has primarily gray patina. The wood is also very good and has some dings and light scratches consistent with handling and storage a some flaking on the buttstock. The action functions excellently, and the markings are crisp.

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Extremely Rare Factory Documented Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle wit Extremely Rare Factory Documented Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle wit

Extremely Rare Factory Documented Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle wit

Lot #1020 (Sale Order 1020 of 889)

Extremely Rare Factory Documented Special Order, Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Unique Swiss Cheek Piece

This is an exceptionally rare and original example of a Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with pistol grip stock with Swiss cheekpiece and nickel plated Buttplate. This rifle is complete with a Cody Firearms Museum letter and copies of the Winchester factory ledger. In addition, this rifle is pictured and described on page 141 of "WINCHESTER'S NEW MODEL OF 1873" Vol. I by James D. Gordon who states: "One of the most unusual features to be found on a Model 1873 is the cheekpiece. These are usually associated with target rifles." The Cody Museum letter lists the manufacturer's date for this rifle as: "Rifle, 32 caliber, Barrel Length: 26 inches, Barrel Shape: Octagon, Plain trigger, Fancy wood, Checkered stock with pistol grip, Swiss cheek piece" and "Casehardened". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on June 29, 1894. The rifle has a special order, 26-inch barrel. The barrel has a Rocky Mountain front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn, sporting style, rear sight with serrated edges. A graduated peep sight with late style rounded base is mounted on the upper tang. The special order, color casehardened, Third Style receiver has an integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The forearm and pistol grip are highly figured, 3X, fancy grade walnut with a high polish piano finish and factory "Style H" checkering. The early style rounded pistol grip with horn insert on the bottom. The special order cheek piece and Swiss Buttplate were intended for off-hand competition shooting while the 26-inch barrel provided a longer sight radius and better balance. The top of the rifle barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN.U.S.A./-KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860-" ahead of the rear sight. "32 W.C.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the rounded receiver step and "32 CAL" is roll-stamped in script letters across the brass cartridge elevator. The serial number, "478331" is stamped in small block numerals across the lower tang behind the lever latch.

Class: Antique

Exceptionally fine, totally original overall. Nearly 95% of the blue finish is present on the barrel, full-length magazine and loading gate. The markings are crisp. The case colors on the receiver sides, side plates, hammer and lever are 75% intact. The case colors on the contact points on the receiver bottom, forward edges and top show light handling wear with traces of silver patina. The dust cover has a gray-brown patina. The highly figured, fancy grain, walnut stock and forearm are both in very fine condition and retain more than 80% of the original high polish piano finish. The finish on the bottom and sides of the forearm between the receiver and the rear edge of the checkered panel has dulled slightly from handling; the remainder of the forearm and all of the stock retain the high polish finish. The fine checkering on the forearm and pistol grip shows minimal wear. There are a few very minor handling marks on the forearm and the stock. This is an excellent example of an extremely rare, deluxe, special order Winchester Model 1873 Sporting Rifle with documented cheek piece and Swiss Buttplate.

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Factory Engraved, Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle Factory Engraved, Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Factory Engraved, Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1021 (Sale Order 1021 of 889)

Factory Engraved, Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

This is an example of a factory engraved Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Takedown Rifle that was manufactured in 1923. The rifle features Winchester No. 7 factory engraving which consists of arabesque and fine border work on the sides and top of the receiver, take-down collar, top of the barrel between the takedown collar and the rear sight, forearm cap and muzzle. The forearm and pistol grip stock are 1X, highly figured, fancy grade walnut with Winchester 'Style H" checkering and piano finish. The pistol grip has a black hard rubber cap embossed: "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.". In addition to the factory engraving and fancy grade stock and forearm, the rifle has other special order features which include: (1) 26-inch half-round/half-octagon barrel, (2) matted barrel top, (3) Lyman folding combination front sight, (4) Lyman folding combination tang sight, and (5) sling swivel eyes on the forearm cap and stock. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and crescent buttplate are blued and the hammer and lever are color casehardened. The left barrel flat is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21 1894." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight followed by the caliber designation "-30 W.C.F.". Oval Winchester "W/P" patent markings are stamped on the left side of the barrel flat ahead of "NICKEL STEEL BARREL" and on the top of the receiver. The serial number, "929061" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver. Winchester Model 1894 rifles with factory engraving and this many special order features are rare.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine. The rifle retains 60% of the original blue finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and the engraving, matting and factory markings are crisp. The magazine has the usual takedown scuff marks around the barrel band but retains half of the blue finish. The blue on the forearm cap and take down collar is worn and both components have a smooth, silver-gray, patina. The receiver finish shows moderate handling wear on the edges and contact points and retains about 70% of the original blue finish. The delicate arabesque engraving remains very sharp. The hammer and lever have about 90% of the muted case colors intact. The crescent buttplate has an attractive, blue/brown patina. The checkered panels on the forearm and pistol grip show light handling wear. The stock and forearm are both in very fine condition. The forearm retains most of the high polish piano finish with handling wear and finish loss on the lower edge between the checkered panel and the receiver. The stock has a few scattered and relatively minor handling marks between the sling eye and the buttplate. This is a very fine example of a factory engraved, Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Sporting Rifle with unusual number of rare, special order, features.

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Exceptional Pre-War Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle Exceptional Pre-War Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Exceptional Pre-War Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1022 (Sale Order 1022 of 889)

Exceptional Pre-War Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

This exceptional Winchester Model 1894 Sporting Rifle was manufactured in 1930. The rifle has a 26-inch octagon barrel with full-length magazine. The barrel has a Lyman "Winchester Express" front sight with gold bead and a buckhorn, sporting style rear sight. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The rifle has a full blue finish. The stock and forearm are nicely figured American walnut with a low-luster varnish or oil finish. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 94- WINCHESTER-NICKEL STEEL-30 W.C.F.-/-TRADE MARK-" in two-lines below the rear sight. The right side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS Co./-NEW HAVEN CONN.-" below the rear sight. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER/-TRADE MARK-/-MADE IN U.S.A.-" in three-lines. The serial number, "1082309", is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver near the junction with the forearm. The rifle has a red and yellow 1950's style Winchester/Olin-Mathieson hang tag which identifies the Model as "94", the barrel length as 26 inches, and the caliber as "30". The tag lists the price as "$29.50".

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent 99% plus overall. The rifle is all original and retains virtually all of the blue finish. Wear is limited to a few nearly imperceptible storage marks. The nicely figured walnut stock and forearm retain all of the original finish. Handling or storage wear is limited to several very minor blemishes on the underside of the forearm and one very shallow storage mark on either side of the stock. This is a nearly new and probably un-fired example of a pre-war Winchester Model 1894 rifle that would be almost impossible to improve upon.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable .38-55 WCF Caliber Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable .38-55 WCF Caliber

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable .38-55 WCF Caliber

Lot #1023 (Sale Order 1023 of 889)

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Desirable .38-55 WCF Caliber

Manufactured in 1903. Pinned blade beaded front sight, folding ladder rear sight, and saddle stud with ring on the left side of the receiver. The top of the barrel has the two-line address/1894 patent date ahead of the rear sight and "38-55" at the breech. The Winchester proofs are stamped on the barrel and receiver near the breech. The upper tang is stamped with the three-line model/trade mark information. Serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with carbine buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine. The carbine retains 50% of the original blue finish with minor muzzle wear, scattered scratches and dings, very light pitting, and the receiver faded to a smooth silver patina. The markings are clear. The wood is very good with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents, and a small crack on the left side of the stock near the trigger. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1024 (Sale Order 1024 of 889)

Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1918. Beech combination front sight, rear sight filler block, and a tang mounted adjustable Lyman flip up peep sight. Standard octagon barrel and full length magazine. The upper left barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address/patent marking ahead of the rear sight filler block with "32 W.C.F." at the breech. Winchester proofs are on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang markings are covered by the peep sight. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the receiver. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a metal forend cap and crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine. The rifle retains 85% plus of the original blue finish with minor scattered scratches and dings, a few minor dings along the magazine tube, a few small areas of pitting on the left side of the receiver near the lever, and brown speckling overall. The markings are clear. The wood is fine with scattered scratches, dings, and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Historic Winchester Model 1886 Rifle Serial Number 1 and Pocket Watch Presented to  Congressional Me Historic Winchester Model 1886 Rifle Serial Number 1 and Pocket Watch Presented to  Congressional Me

Historic Winchester Model 1886 Rifle Serial Number 1 and Pocket Watch Presented to Congressional Me

Lot #1025 (Sale Order 1025 of 889)

Historic Winchester Model 1886 Rifle Serial Number 1 and Pocket Watch Presented to Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Henry W. Lawton, Noted Captor, following the Surrender of Chiricahua Apache Leader Geronimo

This historic group consists of a Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle (serial number 1) presented to Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Capt. Henry W. Lawton by fellow Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, friend and influencial firearms designor and noted friend of the Browning family Lieut. George E. Albee and a gold pocket watch made by C. Howard & Company Boston and presented to Capt. Lawton by "The Cattlemen of Central New Mexico". The top barrel flat of the rifle is inscribed: "ALBEE TO LAWTON". The inside of the watch case bears the inscription: "Presented to/CAPT. H.W. LAWTON/4th Cavalry/BY THE/Cattlemen of Central New Mexico/as a token of their appreciation of his/gallant service in the capture of the/Apache Indian Chief/-GERONIMO-/and his band/Albuquerque, New Mexico/Sept. 27th 1886". Henry W. Lawton (1843-1899) enlisted in the 9th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in August 1861. At the conclusion of his 90-day service, he re-enlisted in the 30th Indiana Infantry and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant. Lawton fought with the 30th Indiana in the battles of Shiloh, Stone's River, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Franklin and numerous small engagements. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished gallantry in the Battle of Atlanta on August 3, 1864. Speaking about the battle of Franklin, General W. Grose wrote, "The Thirtieth Indiana, most of whom were new recruits, under Captain Lawton, commanding the regiment, stood by the colors to the man and fought well." In March 1865, Lawton was promoted to Brevet Colonel for gallant and meritorious services. After he mustered out of Federal service, Lawton studied law briefly at Harvard University. In May 1867, he accepted a commission as a Lieutenant in the 41st Infantry. In 1871, Lawton transferred to the 4th Cavalry where he fought in campaigns against the Kiowa and Comanche. In the summer of 1886, under the direct orders of Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Capt. Lawton and Capt. Charles Gatewood led a small force of soldiers and Apache scouts into Mexico in pursuit of the hostile Chiricahua Apaches led by Geronimo. In September 1886, after a pursuit of over 1300 miles across Mexico and Arizona territory, Gatewood and Lawton found Geronimo and negotiated the surrender of last band of hostile Apaches to the U.S. Army. The surrender of Geronimo ended over 25 years of bloody conflict with the Apache in the Southwest. Alfred F. Sims, a solider who fought under Lawton's command, stated, "The work of Lawton in the Apache campaign will go down in our history as one of the greatest achievements of Indian warfare….It was his untiring energy and ceaseless vigilance that put down the uprising." Lawton was promoted to major in 1888, Lieutenant-Colonel in 1889 and Colonel in 1898. During the Spanish-American War he fought in the battles of La Guasimas, El Caney and San Juan Hill. In 1899, Lawton, now a Major-General was ordered to the Philippines to command the 1st Division, VIII Corps, against Filipino insurgents. On December 19, 1899, General Lawton was killed in action in the battle of San Mateo. Speaking about Lawton's death, U.S. President William McKinley said, "I have learned with inexpressible sorrow of the death of Major-General Lawton, and ask to share with the officers and men of the Eighth Corps in their grief. One of the most gallant officers of the Army has fallen." Henry W. Lawton was one of the most respected officers in the U.S. Army. Lawton, Oklahoma was named in his honor. George E. Albee was a 4th Cavalry officer who served with Lawton in the Southwest. Included with this group is a copy of a letter from Winchester Repeating Arms to Lieutenant Albee signed by T.S. Bennett. The letter discusses testing and purchase of Winchester-Hotchkiss Bolt Action Rifles by the Army and mentions a report by Capt. Lawton. Albee's connection with Winchester almost certainly allowed him to obtain Winchester Model 1886 (serial number 1) as a gift for Capt. Lawton following the surrender of Geronimo. Serial number 1 is a standard Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle with 26-inch full octagon barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a standard sporting front sight with nickel silver blade and a folding leaf rear sight marked "1876" at the top of the leaf. The barrel, magazine, bolt and loading gate are blued and the forearm cap, receiver, hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a polished finish. The factory inscription "ALBEE TO LAWTON" is located on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number "1" is stam
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Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce Documented Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce Documented

Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce Documented "Half Nickel" Conf

Lot #1026 (Sale Order 1026 of 889)

Special Order Winchester First Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in Scarce Documented "Half Nickel" Configuration

According to the included Cody Museum letter, this rifle spent one day in the warehouse on August 30, 1877, and is recorded as having an octagon barrel, set trigger, checkered stock and being "half nickel" indicating a nickel receiver and blued barrel and magazine. Blade front and sporting semi-buckhorn rear sights, with the two-line address and 1866/1860 patent dates on the top barrel flat and a magazine just a fraction of an inch shy of full length. The receiver is finished in nickel with a matching finished dust cover showing a checkered "thumbprint" grip, a nickeled loading gate and hammer, and a casehardened lever. The forearm and straight-wrist buttstock are checkered, with a nickel forearm cap and a casehardened trapdoor buttplate.

Class: Antique

Very good as refinished (barrel, magazine, stock). The blue components mostly show a brown patina overall, with some bright edge wear and scattered handling marks, while 70% of the flaked, polished nickel is present, with areas flaked and showing a mixed brown and gray aged patina and some mild scratches as well. The lever shows some traces of original color, with much of the surface faded. The wood is very good, with recut checkering and scattered dings. Mechanically fine, including the set trigger.

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Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action

Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action "English Short Rifle" in .50 Express with Brit

Lot #1027 (Sale Order 1027 of 889)

Rare Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action "English Short Rifle" in .50 Express with British Proof Marks

This English Short Express Rifle Model 1876 is configured similarly to the Model 1886 Light Weight in that it has a short 22 inch barrel (although not tapered), rifle style forearm, short magazine tube, and shotgun butt. A similar example is pictured on page 238 of The Winchester Book by Madis. In the data discussed on page 253 of the above book, Madis notes that only one of each 800 had a shorter than average barrel. This example was manufactured in 1880 and features the second model screw secured guide rail and checkered thumb rest. The dust cover is hand inscribed "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRS." The barrel has the two-line address and patent information on top ahead of the rear sight, ".50 CAL" at the breech, and British proofmarks and "Z3499" on the left. The upper tang has the model designation, and the lower tang has the serial number. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "50-95". The rifle has a German silver blade front sight and a two leaf express rear sight with silver sighting lines. The .50-95 Winchester Express was the largest caliber available for the Model 1876 and proved popular with big and dangerous game hunters. Many Model 1876 rifles chambered for this powerful cartridge were shipped to England and then found their way to Africa and India where they were often employed against big cats. Theodore Roosevelt loved his .45-75 '76, but he and other Americans scorned the .50 Express, and thus, the Model 1876 was only produced in limited numbers chambered for that cartridge compared to the smaller calibers.

Class: Antique

About good. The rifle displays a mixture of faded blue finish and brown patina with extensive light oxidation and some spots of pitting. The wood is about good as sanded and re-oiled and has some small nicks and dents and a few light scratches. The action is fine, and the markings are clear.

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Factory Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with 7 Leaf Express Sights Factory Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with 7 Leaf Express Sights

Factory Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with 7 Leaf Express Sights

Lot #1028 (Sale Order 1028 of 889)

Factory Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle with 7 Leaf Express Sights and Factory Letter

According to the included factory letter, this rifle was numbered in December of 1905, arrived at the warehouse in January of 1908 and left in February of the same year, equipped with a 44 caliber octagon barrel, Beach front and seven-leaf express rear sights, a set trigger and a set of sling screw eyes. The barrel is fitted with the gilt Beach combination sight, with six folding leaves numbered "1" through "6", and a folding ladder sight graduated from "7" to "10". The receiver has the standard markings, with the screw-adjustable double-set trigger. Smooth straight wrist stock, with holes for screw eyes on the forearm tip and toe line, and a smooth carbine buttplate with no trapdoor compartment.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very good as refinished, showing most of the period dull refurbished blue, with bright edge wear and scattered spotting and handling marks. A number of dents and pits are visible on the left side of the barrel and magazine near the muzzle. The revarnished stock is very good, with the sling eyes removed, varnish loss and mild dents and dings. Mechanically excellent.

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Scarce Documented Special Order, Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Rimfire Rifle wi Scarce Documented Special Order, Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Rimfire Rifle wi

Scarce Documented Special Order, Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Rimfire Rifle wi

Lot #1029 (Sale Order 1029 of 889)

Scarce Documented Special Order, Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action .22 Rimfire Rifle with Factory Letter

This is a highly desirable example of a documented Winchester Model 1873 .22 short rimfire rifle with special order front and rear sights, pistol grip stock, and shotgun buttplate. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Museum and a copy of the Winchester Ledger Sheet. The Cody letter describes the features as: "Type: Rifle, Caliber: 22 S, Barrel Type: octagon, Trigger: Plain, Plain Pistol grip stock, Sights: Lyman hunting front and Flat-top rear" and "Shotgun butt, Rubber butt plate". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on December 15, 1900. The Third Model receiver has the step at the junction with the barrel found on .22, .32 and .38 caliber Model 1873 rifles and integral dust cover rail. The dust cover has serrated edges. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped and roll-stamped: "{ MODEL. 1873}" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. "22 CAL./ SHORT" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator in two lines. The serial number "555264" is stamped across the bottom of the lower tang behind the lever latch. The 24-inch octagon barrel has a Lyman 'Hunting" front sight with colored bead with Lyman patent markings on the base and special order, sporting style rear sight with flat top and serrated edges. This front sight is nearly never seen on small caliber Model 1873s. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "22 SHORT" is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. The special order stock has a pistol grip and shotgun butt. The pistol grip has a black, hard rubber pistol grip cap embossed: "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS COMPANY," and the shotgun butt has a black, checkered, hard rubber buttplate with the "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS" logo in the center. These buttplates and grip caps are almost never found on .22 caliber Model 1873s and were only used on very late production rifles. Shotgun buttplates are rare largely because they were practically unnecessary given the virtually inperceptible recoil of the .22 caliber rifles. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover are blued. The hammer, lever and trigger are color casehardened.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine. This rifle retains 75% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish. There is a small amount of surface rust along the bottom of the magazine tube and there is extensive scattered light pitting on the top and upper right barrel flat. The receiver has some handling wear on the sides, sideplates and dust cover that has faded to a plum-brown patina. Both sides of the receiver have a few minor scratches and handling marks. The hammer, trigger and lever retain 60% of the muted case colors. The stock and forearm are both in very good condition and retain most of the original varnish finish; wear is limited to a few minor storage and handling marks. The rare hard rubber plate and cap are near mint. This is a very scarce example of a thoroughly documented, special order, semi-deluxe Winchester Model 1873 .22 rimfire rifle and is possibly the only example with these features and configuration.

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Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot #1030 (Sale Order 1030 of 889)

Exceptionally Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Winchester model 1873 rifle manufactured in 1900. This rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover guide and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The rifle is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Records Office letter which describes the features as: "Type: Rifle, Caliber: 44, Barrel Type: Round" and "Trigger: Plain". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on January 27, 1900. The rifle has a blued barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover. The loading gate is fire blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil finished, straight grain, American walnut. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with set screw and nickel-silver blade and buckhorn, sporting style rear sight with adjustable centerpiece and serrated edges. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a folding combination rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor and the butt trap contains a four-piece, jointed, steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN CT./KING"S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the center line of the barrel immediately in front of the receiver. "44 CAL" is stamped in script across the brass cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped: " - MODEL 1873-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "541889B", is stamped in script on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Exceptionally fine. The rifle is all original and retains 85% of the original blue and color casehardened finish. There is some very light pitting and discoloration on the right side of the forearm cap and the barrel and magazine between the forearm cap and the barrel band. The balance of the barrel and magazine show minimal wear. The barrel legend and caliber markings are sharp. The receiver, side plates and dust cover have more than 95% of the original blue with only light edge wear and a few insignificant handling marks. The loading gate retains about 95% of the fire blue finish. The hammer, trigger and lever have most of the case colors wear is limited to a few age spots on the bottom of the lever. The buttplate has a good looking plum patina but retains most of the casehardened finish. The stock and forearm are in excellent plus condition; nearly all of the original finish is present, and wear is limited to several very insignificant handling marks. This Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle would be a stand-out piece in any Winchester collection.

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Exceptional Pre-World War II Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Carbine Exceptional Pre-World War II Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Carbine

Exceptional Pre-World War II Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Carbine

Lot #1031 (Sale Order 1031 of 889)

Exceptional Pre-World War II Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Saddle Carbine

Winchester and John Moses Browning designed the Model 1894 as the first Winchester developed for smokeless powder. It has by far been the most popular of Winchester's iconic lever actions and remains one of the most popular hunting rifles in the U.S. This outstanding example of a Winchester Model 1894/94 carbine was manufactured in 1921 and has a pinned blade front sight, notch/folding ladder rear sight, standard markings, a saddle ring on the left, and a smooth stock and forearm. Included with the rifle is the original hang tag (torn). A braided rope has been added to the saddle ring to prevent it from rubbing the action. It is chambered for the ever popular .30-30 cartridge that has taken more deer in North America than any other round. It was the first small-bore hunting cartridge designed for smokeless powder in the U.S. and debuted for the Model 1894 in 1895. Both have been incredibly popular; more than seven and half million Winchester Model 1894s have been manufactured and an untold number of .30-30 bullets have been sent down range by them.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent plus. Possibly unfired. 98% plus of the original blue finish remains. There is some small flakes on the sides of the receiver, some light handling and storage marks, and some very minor spotting at the muzzle. The wood is also excellent and has only very minor handling and storage marks. The action functions flawlessly, and the markings are distinct. This is an exceptional Pre-World War II Winchester Model 94 saddle ring carbine.

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Rare, Special Order, Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Lyman 5-A Telescopic Sight Rare, Special Order, Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Lyman 5-A Telescopic Sight

Rare, Special Order, Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Lyman 5-A Telescopic Sight

Lot #1032 (Sale Order 1032 of 889)

Rare, Special Order, Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle with Lyman 5-A Telescopic Sight

This is a rare example of a special order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1918. The rifle has a special order, 26-inch, half-round/half-octagon barrel, half-magazine and pistol grip stock. The barrel has a special order Lyman Winchester Express front sight with colored bead and a sporting style buckhorn rear sight with flat top. The pistol grip has a black, hard rubber, cap embossed "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.". A Lyman folding combination rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The rifle is fitted with a Lyman 5-A telescopic sight on off-set bases; the rear base is marked with a 1910 patent date. Winchester sold the rights to manufacture the A-5 telescope sight to the Lyman Gun Sight Company in 1928. The special order steel shotgun buttplate has well-executed cross-hatch checkering. The barrel, forearm cap, receiver, bolt and buttplate are blued and the hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, straight grain, American walnut. The left barrel flat is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21. 1894." ahead of the front telescopic sight base. "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is stamped in two lines on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight. The caliber designation: "25-35 WCF" is stamped on the left barrel flat below the rear telescopic sight base. A Winchester oval "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel in front of the scope blocks. The serial number "828209" is stamped across the underside of the receiver behind the forearm.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent. The rifle retains nearly 90% plus of the original blue finish overall. The only significant finish wear is on the forearm cap where the finish is thin and on the buttplate which has a blue-gray patina. The stock and forearm retain most of the original oil finish and show minimal handling wear. The 5-A telescopic sight is in excellent condition with clear optics and retains 80% of the original blue finish. Winchester lever action rifles fitted with telescopic sights are very rare.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot #1033 (Sale Order 1033 of 889)

Special Order Winchester Model 1876 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Very few Model 1876 rifles were special ordered. The factory letter indicates this Second Model "Centennial" rifle was received in the warehouse on May 5, 1882, and shipped the following day as order number 32264. It also confirms it shipped with the following characteristics: rifle configuration in .45-60, casehardened frame, 26 inch round barrel, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock with shotgun butt, and "Beach & Lyman (60 yds)" sights. (not clear what a 60 yard sight is, so cannot verify the current sight!) All of these characteristics match the rifles. Additional features include standard Winchester markings, an elevation adjustable sporting rear sight, Second Model screw fastened dust cover guide and dust cover with serrated tail, and fancy grain stock and forearm with style H checkering, an ebony grip inlay, and a smooth steel buttplate. The left side of the lower tang is marked "XXX" and "311 S," and the upper tang inlet on the stock also correctly has "311." "26" is on the toe of the buttplate and the butt.

Class: Antique

Fine. 40% of the original blue finish remains on the barrel and magazine. The loading gate has 70% original nitre blue, and the frame retains 30% of the silvering original case colors overall. The balance has gray and brown patina, and there are small patches of slight pitting and varnish. The wood is fine with partially smoothed checkering, some scrapes and dings, and attractive figure. The set trigger and action function fine and the markings are crisp. This is a fine example of a special order Winchester Model 1876 rifle.

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Magnificent Presentation Quality Deluxe Hoggson Factory Engraved and Gold Plated New Haven Arms Co. Magnificent Presentation Quality Deluxe Hoggson Factory Engraved and Gold Plated New Haven Arms Co.

Magnificent Presentation Quality Deluxe Hoggson Factory Engraved and Gold Plated New Haven Arms Co.

Lot #1034 (Sale Order 1034 of 889)

Magnificent Presentation Quality Deluxe Hoggson Factory Engraved and Gold Plated New Haven Arms Co. First Model Henry Lever Action Rifle with Rosewood Stock

This is a truly extra ordinary example of a Hoggson deluxe factory engraved gold finished Henry rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company in 1863. The rifle has the early style receiver with rear sight dovetail and early buttplate with rounded heel. The left side of the stock is fitted with a sling swivel and the left side of the barrel has a loop for a sling hook. The loading lever has a spur to engage the loading lever latch on the lower receiver tang. The barrel is fitted with a folding leaf rear sight with a 900 yard center notch and a German silver front sight blade with squared back. The rifle is complete with the original four-piece, hickory cleaning rod. The rifle has a blued barrel, casehardened loading lever and hammer and gold plated receiver and buttplate. The stock is rosewood with a high gloss, varnished "piano" finish. The rifle is engraved by Samuel J. Hoggson who embellished most of the factory engraved Henry rifles. The engraving follows the typical pattern for Hoggson engraved Henry rifles and features elaborate scrollwork on a punch-dot background on the right side plate, a running deer surrounded by scroll work on the left side plate, large floral designs on both sides of the receiver in front of the side plates and scrollwork flourishes with a punch-dot background on the top of the receiver, upper tang and butt plate heel. A Henry rifle with nearly identical engraving is illustrated on page 18 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The top of the receiver is roll-stamped with the first pattern legend: "HENRYS PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860/MANFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN.CT." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The serial number, "2381", is stamped on the top barrel flat behind the rear sight. This rifle is one of the most elaborately decorated Henry Rifles extant. It is accompanied by a copy of a letter from firearms historian R.L. Wilson that describes the rifle as "RARE and EXCEPTIONAL" and "One of the Finest Known Examples of the Henry Rifle" and a second letter in which Wilson states that he is "very, very impressed with Henry Rifle No. 2381".

Class: Antique

Exceptionally fine. The rifle retains 75% plus of the original blue finish on the barrel with the balance a crisp plum-colored patina. The loading lever and hammer have a gray-brown patina with traces of the original muted case colors. 85% plus of the original gold plated finish is present on the receiver and buttplate. Finish wear is limited to the upper receiver tang and the high points and sides of the receiver behind the side plate. The stock is in exceptional condition and retains nearly all of the original high gloss varnish finish with only very minor handling marks. The barrel legend and serial number are crisp. The cleaning rod is in nearly new condition. This magnificent rifle is the finest engraved Henry rifle ever offered by the Rock Island Auction Company and perhaps is the finest example still obtainable. Two of the three Lincoln cabinet presentation Henrys are committed to public institutions: Serial number 6 presented to President Abraham Lincoln (The Smithsonian) and serial number 9 presented to Gideon Welles (The Gene Autry Museum). As far as the writer is concerned, there are no finer example of a gold plated Henry rifle known to collectors.

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Extremely Rare Liddle & Kaeding California Retailer Marked Picture Box of Henry Rifle Cartridges Extremely Rare Liddle & Kaeding California Retailer Marked Picture Box of Henry Rifle Cartridges

Extremely Rare Liddle & Kaeding California Retailer Marked Picture Box of Henry Rifle Cartridges

Lot #1035 (Sale Order 1035 of 889)

Extremely Rare Liddle & Kaeding California Retailer Marked Picture Box of Henry Rifle Cartridges

This unique Henry 44 rifle cartridge box was originally intended to be sold by the California retailer Liddle & Kaeding. The lid has an illustration of the Henry rifle, caliber and cartridge count information and the Union Metallic Cartridge Company address, all above "Expressly for LIDDLE & KAEDING,/FOR THE CALIFORNIA MARKET." The lid is also correctly marked with the 1860 Smith & Wesson patent information. The New Haven Arms Company, maker of the Henry rifle and predecessor to Winchester, held the rights to manufacture arms using the cartridges made under Smith & Wesson patent. Each cartridge has the Liddle & Kaeding "L&K" head stamp. 48 of the 50 cartridges are included. Around the sides of the box is the original orange paper seal (now broken) with a short side marked "44 HENRY." In 1859, Robert Liddle and Charles van Buren Kaeding bought Bogart Brothers Sportsmen's Emporium with Kaeding being a silent partner. The name of the company changed to R. Liddle & Co. The name changed in 1866 when Kaeding became an active partner, thus becoming Liddle & Kaeding. By the mid-1870s, Liddle & Keading, were the largest firearms dealer in San Francisco. Not only a seller of firearms and other sporting goods, Liddle & Kaeding manufactured and repaired firearms, employing a number of gunsmiths, including Robert Liddle and his son James Henry Liddle. The name changed to Liddle & Co. when Kaeding left the company in 1889 and would remain Liddle & Co. until the company closed in 1898. The Henry rifle was manufactured from 1860 to 1866 with an estimated 14,000 having been produced and was the most advanced rifle available during the Civil War.

Class: Other

Fine as opened. The box shows a few repaired corners and typical edge wear. Nearly all of the picture label remains with clear printing. Do not miss your chance to own a one of a kind Henry rifle cartridge box exclusively sold by the renowned California retailer Liddle & Kaeding! Even the cartridge head stamps reflect the Liddle & Kaeding name! The ultimate Henry rifle accessory!

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Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Rare Caliber Markings and Factory Letter Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Rare Caliber Markings and Factory Letter

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Rare Caliber Markings and Factory Letter

Lot #1036 (Sale Order 1036 of 889)

Desirable Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Rare Caliber Markings and Factory Letter

This is a fine example of a Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Carbine with Cody Firearms Museum letter and excerpt from Winchester factory ledger. The Cody Firearms Museum letter that accompanies this carbine identifies it as a carbine and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on September 7, 1889. The carbine has the Fourth Model features which include the serial number stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch, iron carbine style buttplate and receiver with less drop at the rear. The carbine has the standard 20 inch round barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has the late, iron, block front sight located behind the barrel band and late pattern folding adjustable rear sight marked "1873" at the top of the leaf. These Model 1873 were used on only late Model 1866 carbines and are rare. A staple mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door, and the butt trap contains a three-piece, jointed steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The carbine has the distinctive brass ("gunmetal") receiver. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS NEW HAVEN CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" in two lines between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. "44 R.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL" is stamped in script letters on the bottom of the cartridge elevator and the serial number "167411" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch. In "The Winchester Book" by Madis, the author notes that very few Model 1866 had caliber markings since .44 rimfire was standard.

Class: Antique

Fine. This carbine is all original and in well above average condition for a Winchester Model 1866 Carbine. Winchester Model 1866 carbines were purchased primarily as weapons or working firearms and inevitably show the effect of years of hard service in a hostile environment. Complete examples with any original finish are scarce. This carbine shows moderate handling wear with no abuse and retains 30% of the original finish. The blue finish on the barrel and magazine has aged to a good-looking, smooth, plum brown, patina. Traces of blue are present in protected areas. The Winchester legend and caliber designation are sharp. Considerable blue finish is present on the loading gate. The barrel bands have a silver-brown patina. The case colors on the hammer, trigger and lever have aged to a mottled brown patina. The iron buttplate has a brown patina with some silvering on high points. The brass receiver remains in very fine condition with a striking, un-touched, yellow patina. The side plate joints are in near perfect condition. Wear is limited to a few light scratches and handling marks with several shallow dents on the right side plate. The stock and forearm remain in very good overall condition with an attractive patina; wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor handling marks. This example of a Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine would compliment even a highly advanced collection very well! It was formerly in the exceptional Tommy Rholes collection.

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Box of U.S. Cartridge Company .44 Henry Flat Cartridges for Colt Revolvers, Model 1866's and Henry R Box of U.S. Cartridge Company .44 Henry Flat Cartridges for Colt Revolvers, Model 1866's and Henry R

Box of U.S. Cartridge Company .44 Henry Flat Cartridges for Colt Revolvers, Model 1866's and Henry R

Lot #1037 (Sale Order 1037 of 889)

Box of U.S. Cartridge Company .44 Henry Flat Cartridges for Colt Revolvers, Model 1866's and Henry Rifles

This is a two piece box of U.S. Cartridge Company .44 Henry flat cartridges. All 50 cartridges are included and have correct "U.S." headstamps. The box top has the correct blue labels. This type of box of ammunition circa 1880 is pictured on page 194 of "The Henry Rifle" book, by Les Quick. One of the very few boxes of Henry ammo that refers to a Colt Rimfire revolver.

Class: Other

Good. The box is opened but complete and has mild storage wear and some scotch tape applied around the entire seam, the labels though, are all mostly intact with slight fading. The cartridges have some lead oxidation. This is a solid representative accessory for a Henry or Model 1866 Rifle/SRC!

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Exceptional Documented Special Order Ulrich Signed Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lev Exceptional Documented Special Order Ulrich Signed Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lev

Exceptional Documented Special Order Ulrich Signed Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lev

Lot #1038 (Sale Order 1038 of 889)

Exceptional Documented Special Order Ulrich Signed Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

This is an extraordinary example of a factory Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Fancy Sporting Rifle documented by an included Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes the features on this rifle as: "45/90 caliber, Barrel Shape 1/2 Octagon, Set trigger, Checkered stock with pistol grip, 1/2 magazine, Shotgun butt, Engraved $10.00" and Blued frame". The letter states this rifle was shipped from Winchester on May 10, 1895. The rifle has Winchester No. 9 factory engraving on the forearm cap and upper tang and on the sides, top and bottom of the receiver. The engraving features a highly detailed game scene on the left side of the receiver depicting three white tail deer and a hunting dog on point on the right side of the receiver ahead of the loading gate. The balance of the receiver, upper tang and forearm are ornamented with highly detailed scroll, border and outline engraving. The style of engraving on this rifle is illustrated and described in the October 1897 edition of "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO., HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" reproduced on page 219 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson. The pistol grip stock and forearm are deluxe, highly figured, fancy grade walnut with Winchester "Style H" checkering and a high polish piano finish. The bottom of the pistol grip has a horn or ebony inlay. The 26-inch, half-round/half-octagon barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn, sporting style, rear sight. The receiver has the special order, Model 1886, double set triggers. The barrel, half-magazine tip, forearm cap, receiver and steel shotgun buttplate are blued and the hammer, triggers and lever are color casehardened. The loading gate has a fire-blue finish. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.- in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "45-90 W.C.F." is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. "-MODEL 1886- " is roll-stamped on the upper receiver tang. The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are stamped on the lower tang behind the set triggers. The serial number "100128" is stamped on the lower tang surrounded by engraved flourishes.

Class: Antique

Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 95% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish. Wear is limited to several small spots of pitting on the left side of the muzzle below the front sight, some thinning on the bottom of the receiver and traces of high point wear on the receiver edges. The buttplate retains 60% of the original blue finish with some scattered age spotting. Nearly all of the fire blue remains on the loading gate. The hammer, triggers and lever retain 90% plus of the vivid original case colors. The delicate and highly detailed engraving is sharp. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain 95% or more of the high polish finish. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. The checkering is sharp and shows minimal handling wear. This is an excellent example of a highly desirable, special order, Factory Engraved Winchester Deluxe Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot #1039 (Sale Order 1039 of 889)

Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Saddle Ring Carbine

This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1892 Carbine that was manufactured during WWI in 1917. This standard production carbine has a full blue finish with oil-finished straight grain gumwood stock and forearm. The barrel has a block-mounted front sight with steel blade and folding adjustable leaf rear sight. A staple-mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO/NEW HAVEN. CONN.U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14.1884" in two lines between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The caliber, ".38 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The serial number, "861059" is stamped on the underside of the receiver. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped with the fourth style three-line marking "MODEL 1892/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT OFF. & FGN.". The Model 1892 Winchester Carbine was a working gun. Examples in excellent original condition like this are difficult to find.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent. The carbine retains 90% plus of the original blue finish. Nearly all of the high polish blue is present on the barrel, magazine and the receiver top, sides and tang. The left side of the receiver has the usual minor scuff marks from contact with the saddle ring. There is minor high-point wear on the sides of the barrel bands and bottom of the loading lever. The blue finish on the underside of the receiver in front of the lever and the buttplate shows light-moderate handling wear. There are a few barely noticeable small areas of pitting present on the upper right edge of the receiver. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition with a few scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. The barrel and tang markings are very crisp. The action is tight and functions perfectly. This is an excellent original example of a Winchester Model 1892 Carbine.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1901 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun Exceptional Winchester Model 1901 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun

Exceptional Winchester Model 1901 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun

Lot #1040 (Sale Order 1040 of 889)

Exceptional Winchester Model 1901 Lever Action 10 Gauge Shotgun

Manufactured in 1916. Single bead sight, choked full and 3 inch chamber. The left side of the barrel has the two-line address/patent dates followed by "MODEL 01. 10 GA". The left side of the frame has the ''WRA CO." logo and the upper tang is marked "REG.IN U.S. PAT. OFF/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK-". Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with a checkered steel buttplate. Stock measurements are: Drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; Drop at heel 2 1/4 inches; 13 inch length of pull.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent with 98% plus of the bright original blue finish, scattered small dings, very clear markings and sharp edges. The wood is excellent with some scattered small handling marks and a small gouge on the right slab near the forend tip. Mechanically excellent.

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Excellent Special Order Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine Excellent Special Order Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine

Excellent Special Order Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine

Lot #1041 (Sale Order 1041 of 889)

Excellent Special Order Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine

This is an excellent example of a Special Order Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine that was manufactured in 1927. This carbine has a 20-inch round barrel with special order 1/2-magazine and is chambered for the .38-55 W.C.F. cartridge. The barrel has a block-mounted steel front sight blade and a folding leaf rear sight. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a folding combination sight. The receiver does not have a saddle ring. The carbine has a full blue finish. The straight grain, American walnut, stock and forearm have a low luster oil or varnish finish. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21, 1894" immediately behind the barrel band. "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is roll-stamped immediately below the rear sight followed by the caliber designation "38-55". The right side of the barrel is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 94-WINCHESTER-/-TRADE MARK-" in two lines below the rear sight. The oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. "WINCHESTER/-TRADE MARK-/-MADE IN U.S.A-" is roll-stamped in tree lines on the upper receiver tang. The serial number, "1052301" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver just behind the forearm. Model 94 carbines with special order features like a half magazine are scarce. Few later production Model 94 rifles and carbines were chambered for the 38-55 W.C.F. cartridge.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent plus. The carbine retains 98% plus of the original blue finish. The only significant finish wear is on the buttplate which has light edge wear on the heel and patches of flaking on the body. The stock and forearm are both in excellent condition with nearly all of the original finish. This is a scarce example of a special order Winchester Model 94 carbine in excellent condition that would be extremely difficult to improve upon.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1042 (Sale Order 1042 of 889)

Excellent Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1873 Liver Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1882. The rifle has a 24-inch round barrel and full length magazine. The barrel has a standard, sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn sporting style rear sight. The top of the receiver has the "step" at the junction with the barrel found on rifles chambered for .22, .32 and .38 caliber cartridges. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a folding combination rear sight. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. The rifle has the Winchester commercial blue finish on the barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover. The loading gate is fire blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate have a color casehardened finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16, 1860." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "32-CAL". Is stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the receiver. "32 CAL" is stamped in script across the bottom of the cartridge elevator. "{ MODEL. 1873.}" is roll-stamped in fancy letters on the upper tang with foliate devices at either end of the marking. The serial number, "109977A" is stamped on the lower tang behind the lever latch.

Class: Antique

Excellent The rifle retains 95% plus of the original blue finish overall and shows only very limited storage and handling wear. Virtually all of the original blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The legend and caliber designation are crisp. The blue finish on the forearm cap has some minor scuff marks but retains nearly all of the original finish. The receiver has some very insignificant handling marks and high point wear but retains nearly all of the blue finish. The dust cover shows minimal finish wear and the loading gate has nearly all of the fire blue finish present. The hammer, trigger, dust cover and crescent buttplate have 75% of the casehardened finish remaining with strong case colors. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the original finish. The varnish on the stock and forearm has some light age crazing but remains in very fine condition. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle.

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Excellent Historic Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle Documented from the Granit Excellent Historic Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle Documented from the Granit

Excellent Historic Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle Documented from the Granit

Lot #1043 (Sale Order 1043 of 889)

Excellent Historic Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle Documented from the Granite Bi-Metallic Mining Co. of Montana with Factory Letter

This Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle was manufactured in 1889. The rifle has a special order 28-inch full octagon barrel, scarce single set trigger, and folding combination tang sight. The barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a sporting style buckhorn rear sight with serrated edges and adjustable center insert. The receiver, forearm cap, crescent buttplate, hammer, trigger, and lever are color casehardened with vivid case colors. The barrel, magazine, bolt, and loading gate are blued. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with the "Extra Finish" varnish furnished on rifles with color casehardened receivers. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "45-90 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The 1884 and 1885 patent dates are roll-stamped in two lines on the lower tang behind the receiver followed by the serial number "32107" in script numerals. The included factory letter confirms the caliber, barrel length, octagon barrel, and set trigger and was received in the warehouse on August 6, 1889 and shipped on August 7, 1889 as order number 24911. Also included with the rifle is a 1985 dated letter from Perry C. Yob. The Yob letter states: "This rifle was originally purchased for use in guarding silver bullion shipments from the Granite Bi-Metallic Mines near Philipsburg, Granite County, MT." The letter further states that this rifle was stored in a cabinet at the Bi-Metallic office building and was passed to the author by his father who purchased the mine in 1944. He sold the mine in 1953, but kept the rifle as part of his personal collection until it was sold in 1985. RIAC sold one of these Winchester model 1886 rifles in 40-82 caliber with 26 inch barrels in our December 2013 auction. Out of the three rifles owned by the Granite Bi-Metallic Mining Co. this rifle being offered for sale is the most desirable with its special order 28 inch barrel in 45-90.

Class: Antique

Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 98% of the bright original blue and 85% plus original color casehardened finish. The barrel, magazine, bolt, and loading gate have nearly all of the original blue finish intact. The receiver has vivid case colors on the sides and top with silvering on the underside between the lever and the forearm. The forearm cap, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate have vivid case colors and show only minimal handling wear. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the high polish "Extra Finish". Wear is limited to a few very minor handling marks on the right side of the forearm. The barrel markings are crisp. This is an excellent example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with very desirable casehardened receiver and scarce, special order, single set trigger, 28 inch extra length barrel, and folding combination tang sight.

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Very Fine and Rare Documented Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Very Fine and Rare Documented Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Very Fine and Rare Documented Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot #1044 (Sale Order 1044 of 889)

Very Fine and Rare Documented Winchester Second Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

This is very fine Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1879. It is accompanied by a factory letter that describes it as a rifle with round barrel, plain trigger, "lid," and was "Changed to .45-60, Round barrel." It was received on January 21, 1880, and shipped on April 5, 1880, on order number 19,729. The rifle has the Second Model receiver with screw attached dust cover rail and dust cover with oval finger guide. The round barrel has a standard sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a folding leaf rear sight marked "1876" just below the elevation bar top screw. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent steel buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "CAL. 45-60" is roll-stamped in script letters and numerals on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "45-60" is stamped in script numerals across the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. "MODEL. 1876." is roll-stamped in fancy letters on the upper receiver tang. The serial number "7253" is stamped in script numerals between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The loading gate is fire blue. The hammer, trigger, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain, oil-finished, American walnut. The Winchester Model 1876 was the first repeating rifle capable of handling powerful big-game cartridges. It was a particular favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Class: Antique

Very fine. This rifle retains 80% plus of the original blue finish overall. Most of the blue is present on the barrel, magazine and forearm cap. Wear is limited to some minor finish loss on the muzzle and barrel band and some scattered handling marks along the sides of the barrel. The finish is thin and shows some silvering on the forward and bottom edges of the receiver. The top of the receiver and side-plates show some light edge wear. There are traces of shallow pitting on the top of the receiver in front of the ejection port and along the upper edge of the right side-plate. 75% of the nitre blue finish is present on the loading gate. The hammer, trigger and sides of the lever have 60% of the original case colors. The bottom of the lever shows the expected handling wear and the case colors have faded to a silver patina. The buttplate has a silver patina with a few minor spots of age discoloration. The stock and forearm remain in very fine condition and retain nearly all of the original oil finish. Wear is limited to a few very minor storage and handling marks; the most significant of which are several light scratches on the right side of the stock between the comb and the forward edge of the buttplate heel. The barrel and receiver markings are extremely sharp. Winchester Model 1876 rifles in this condition are very hard to find. The is an outstanding example of a desirable Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle that would be a stand-out piece in any Winchester collection.

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One of The Finest Known Scarce Canadian Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Winchester Model 1894 Carbine One of The Finest Known Scarce Canadian Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Winchester Model 1894 Carbine

One of The Finest Known Scarce Canadian Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Winchester Model 1894 Carbine

Lot #1045 (Sale Order 1045 of 889)

One of The Finest Known Scarce Canadian Pacific Coast Militia Rangers Winchester Model 1894 Carbine

Manufactured during WWII, Canada issued this carbine to the Canadian Pacific Coast Militia Rangers to watch the coast for any signs of invasion during WWII. This is a standard grade carbine with 20 inch round barrel, full magazine, fixed front ramp sight, and adjustable semi buckhorn rear sight. Single Canadian "C /broad arrow" markings are located on the left side of the receiver, forearm and buttstock. Standard barrel markings and three line upper tang marking. Single Winchester proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. Smooth forearm and straight grip stock, shotgun butt with steel buttplate. The stock is fitted with a rear sling swivel but there is no indication that a swivel was ever fitted to the carbine forend or barrel.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent with 98% of the original blue finish with some minor scratches and light muzzle wear. There is moderate flaking on the rear barrel band. The stock and hand guard are in excellent condition with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Factory and Canadian markings are crisp. This scarce carbine is one of the finest known and would be near impossible to improve upon.

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Exceptional Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine Exceptional Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine

Exceptional Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine

Lot #1046 (Sale Order 1046 of 889)

Exceptional Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Carbine

This extraordinary Winchester Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine was manufactured in 1883. This carbine features the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The barrel has a block mounted front sight located behind the upper barrel band and folding, adjustable leaf, rear sight marked "1873" at the top of the leaf. A staple mounted saddle ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor and the butt trap contains a three-piece jointed steel cleaning rod. The barrel, magazine, barrel bands and receiver have the Winchester commercial blue finish. The dust cover and loading gate have a fire blue finish. The hammer, trigger, lever, lever latch and buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, straight grain, American walnut. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." The top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver is stamped with the caliber designation: "44 CAL.". "44 CAL" is stamped in script letters on the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The serial number "156644A" is stamped in script on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 1873.-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The carbine is accompanied by a Records Office letter from the Cody Firearms Museum.

Class: Antique

Excellent plus. This carbine is all original and retains 97% plus of the original blue finish overall. The feathered factory polish marks remain visible on the top of the receiver on either side of the dust cover rail. Wear is limited to a few very insignificant scratches and storage marks. The fire blue finish on the dust cover is thin and the sides of the dust cover show a blue gray patina. At least 95% of the fire blue finish remains on the loading gate. The hammer, trigger lever and buttplate retain 90% plus of the color casehardened finish with some minor wear on contact points. The barrel and receiver marking are extremely sharp. The stock and forearm remain in nearly new condition with raised, feathered grain. Winchester Model 1873 Carbines were working guns and a Model 1873 Carbine manufactured in the 1880s that remains in excellent condition is very scarce. This is an exceptional example of a 1883 production Winchester Model 1873 Carbine that would be difficult to improve upon.

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Magnificent Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Le Magnificent Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Le

Magnificent Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Le

Lot #1047 (Sale Order 1047 of 889)

Magnificent Documented Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter and Ledger

This extraordinary Deluxe Model 1873 rifle was received in the warehouse on September 3, 1884, and shipped on September 5, 1884 as part of order number 14227. The factory letter also confirms it was shipped with the following special order features: 26 inch octagon barrel, set trigger, checkered pistol grip stock, "Special rear and target" sights, and casehardened finish (receiver). These details are also listed in the included factory ledger copy. This Third Model 1873 rifle has the integral dust cover rail on the receiver and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The rifle has a blued barrel, full-length magazine, dust cover, loading gate, and trigger. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever, and crescent buttplate are casehardened with vivid case colors. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, 4X, fancy grain walnut with a high polish piano finish. The forearm and pistol grip have Winchester "Style H" checkering. The bottom of the pistol grip has a horn or ebony inlay. The left side of the lower tang is marked with "5475 XXXX," and the upper tang inlet on the stock has "S 5475." The extra long barrel is fitted with a special order Winchester globe front sight and a buckhorn, sporting style rear sight with screw adjustable center insert and serrated edges. A special order, folding, graduated peep sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The rifle has a factory single set trigger. The crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trapdoor and is marked "0/5475" on the underside at the toe. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. "44 CAL" is stamped on the top of the barrel ahead of the receiver. "44 CAL." is also stamped in script across the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The serial number, "156226/A," is stamped in script across the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw.

Class: Antique

This rifle is in excellent original condition and retains at least 95% of the original blue and vivid casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine retain 98% plus of the original blue finish. Wear is limited to some minor finish loss on the muzzle and end of the magazine, some thinning on the sides of the barrel band and bottom of the magazine and very slight handling wear on the barrel edges. The dust cover, loading gate, trigger, and bolt have at least 95% of the blue finish. The special order case colors on the side plates, top and sides of the receiver, hammer, and sides of the lever are vivid. The case colors are slightly silvered on the raised edges of the receiver at the junction with the forearm and on the bottom surfaces of the lever. At least 97% of the case colors are present on the forearm cap. The case colors on the buttplate have faded to a smooth, silver patina. The rare highly figured 4X, fancy grain stock and forearm are both in excellent condition and retain nearly all of the high polish piano finish. 4X wood is rare and typically only used on 1 of 1000 Winchesters and other highly Factory embellished guns. The exceptionally fine checkering on the forearm and pistol grip is sharp. Wear on the stock and forearm is limited to a few, very minor, storage marks. This is a magnificent example of a Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle in the most desirable caliber and configuration!

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Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police Marking Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police Marking

Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police Marking

Lot #1048 (Sale Order 1048 of 889)

Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with S.F.P.D. Police Marking

Manufactured in 1931. This carbine features a pinned blade front sight and rear leaf sight on a barrel marked with the Winchester legend on the left side. The Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The top of the barrel behind the rear sight is marked "S.F.P.D." (presumably the mark of the San Francisco, California Police Department). All blue finish with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a smooth carbine style buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine. The carbine retains 80% of the original blue finish with scattered patches of chemical spotting visible on right side of the receiver with the balance aging to a smooth brown patina. The markings are clear. The wood is fine with scattered scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.

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Documented Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Documented Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Documented Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot #1049 (Sale Order 1049 of 889)

Documented Winchester 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1895. The included factory letter confirms the rifle configuration, caliber, round barrel and plain trigger. The letter also states that the rifle was received in the warehouse on February 12, 1895, and shipped on February 15, 1895 with four other arms to order number 7670. This Third Model 1873 Rifle has the integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. German silver blade front sight and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight. The top of the barrel is stamped "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT/KING'S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16,1860." ahead of the rear sight and "44 W.C.F." near the breech. The brass cartridge elevator is marked "44 CAL". The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1873" with the foliate design, and the lower tang is marked with the serial number. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a steel forend cap and crescent buttplate. The buttplate has a compartment with a brass sliding door (cleaning rod not included).

Class: Antique

Fine. The rifle retains 50% plus of the original blue finish with a mottled brown patina overall and scattered scratches and dings. The casehardened hammer and lever retain 40% of the original case colors with a smooth gray patina and minor brown speckling. The revarnished wood is good with scattered scratches, dings, and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Musket Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Musket

Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Musket

Lot #1050 (Sale Order 1050 of 889)

Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Musket

Manufactured in 1899. Pinned blade and folding ladder sights. The contoured receiver has the standard two line address/patent dates on the left side, the upper tang has the two-line model designation, and the lower tang has the serial number. There is no caliber marking. Two barrel bands with the front band having a bayonet lug and stacking swivel and the rear band having a sling swivel. A sling swivel is present in front of the magazine and a sling swivel base is located on the underside of the buttstock. Smooth finger groove forearm and straight grip stock with upper handguard and crescent buttplate with a trapdoor.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine. The barrel and bands retain 70% thinning original blue finish with some minor pitting (mostly near the muzzle). The remaining surfaces retain 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina with some minor pitting (mostly on the right side of the receiver). The wood is also very fine with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 25-35 WCF Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 25-35 WCF

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 25-35 WCF

Lot #1051 (Sale Order 1051 of 889)

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in Desirable 25-35 WCF

Manufactured in 1911. The rifle is chambered in the desirable 25-35 WCF caliber and features a blade front sight, three leaf rear sight and full length magazine tube. The upper left barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address/patent dates marking followed by the two-line nickel steel marking and "25-35 W.C.F." at the breech. The Winchester factory oval proof is located on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is stamped with the three-line model/trademark information. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with iron forend cap and crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine as partially refurbished (buttstock). The rifle retains 75% plus original blue finish showing a smooth brown patina on the balance. Traces of faded original case colors remain on the lever, hammer and buttplate. The wood is fine with exception of a hairline crack, a filled repair and a small chip missing near the upper tang with some minor handling marks overall. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with Law Enforcement Markings Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with Law Enforcement Markings

Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with Law Enforcement Markings

Lot #1052 (Sale Order 1052 of 889)

Winchester Model 94 Lever Action Carbine with Law Enforcement Markings

Manufactured between 1943 and 1949. This carbine features a hooded ramp beaded blade front and an elevation adjustable rear notch sights. Equipped with a full magazine and a blued lever and hammer. Mounted on a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a serrated steel buttplate. The right side of the stock has "RENS. CO. JAIL/13" carved into it (Rennselaer County, New York).

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent with 97% plus of the original blue finish with slight scratches and dings. The markings are clear. The wood is very fine with scattered scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.

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Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened Receiv Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened Receiv

Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened Receiv

Lot #1053 (Sale Order 1053 of 889)

Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Desirable Casehardened Receiver with Factory Letter

Special order Winchester Model 1873 rifle manufactured in 1885. The rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The rifle has a 24-inch round barrel with half magazine. The barrel has a "Rocky Mountain" front sight with steel blade and a replacement buckhorn style rear sight with flat top. The upper tang is factory drilled and tapped for a folding combination tang sight. The barrel, dust cover, loading gate and trigger have a blue finish. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are 1X, fancy grain American walnut with a varnish finish. The rifle is accompanied by a letter from the Cody Firearms Records Office which describes it as: "Type; Rifle, Barrel Type: Round, Trigger: Plain, 1/2 Magazine", and "Casehardened". The letter states this rifle was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on December 11, 1885. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. "44 CAL." is roll stamped between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL" is roll stamped across the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The upper receiver tang is roll stamped: "-MODEL 1873-" in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number, "194638B" is stamped in script between the lever latch and the rear tang screw. Casehardened receivers were special order features on Model 1873 rifles and carbines. Rifles with casehardened receivers usually had fancy grain walnut stocks and forearms.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The blue finish on the barrel has dulled slightly from handling but remains at least 80% intact. Nearly all the blue finish is present on the loading gate while the blue on the dust cover has aged to a plum blue patina. The forearm cap, receiver, hammer and lever retain 40% of the original case colors. Half of the faded case colors are present on the buttplate. The stock and forearm are in very good overall condition with light-moderate handling wear. The forearm has a number of light handling marks and shows expected finish wear near the receiver. The stock retains much of the original varnish finish but has several minor dents and scratches. The rear sight is a period replacement. This is a very fine example of a Model 1873 Winchester rifle with scarce and desirable special order color casehardened receiver.

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Exceptional Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle Exceptional Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Exceptional Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1054 (Sale Order 1054 of 889)

Exceptional Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1919. Dovetailed blade front and adjustable California buckhorn rear sights. The upper left barrel flat is marked with the two-line address/patent date ahead of the rear sight and "32 W.C.F." at the breech. The Winchester oval proof is marked on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. Three-line upper tang marking and the serial number on the bottom of the receiver. Full magazine tube, blue finish and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent. The rifle retains 95% plus original blue finish with edge wear, a few tiny dings on the barrel and a few minor scratches on the receiver. The buttplate has 40% original thin blue finish mixed with a smooth brown patina. The wood is very good plus with a few minor dents and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Extremely Rare Documented Factory Engraved, Gold Plated, Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Carbine with F Extremely Rare Documented Factory Engraved, Gold Plated, Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Carbine with F

Extremely Rare Documented Factory Engraved, Gold Plated, Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Carbine with F

Lot #1055 (Sale Order 1055 of 889)

Extremely Rare Documented Factory Engraved, Gold Plated, Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Carbine with Factory Letter

Special order, deluxe, factory engraved, Winchester Model 1894 Carbine manufactured in 1905. This carbine is accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that describes it as: "Type: Carbine, Caliber: 30, Fancy stock - carved, Sights: Lyman rear, Gold base, Engraved $10, Style #7, Gold receiver and trims, No sling ring" and "Screw heads gold plated". The letter states this carbine was shipped from Winchester on September 26, 1905, and returned for repair on January 23, 1906. The carbine has a blued, 20-inch, barrel and full-length magazine. The barrel has a block front sight base behind the upper barrel band fitted with a "Winchester Express" blade with colored bead. The special order Lyman folding leaf rear sight has two leaves; one leaf has a wide vee notch and the other has a flat top with bright triangle. The top of the barrel is roll stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./ - NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT. AUG. 21. 1894.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "NICKEL STEEL BARREL/ ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is roll stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight. The Winchester oval, "W/P" proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight to avoid the engraving on the top of the barrel. "30 W.C.F." is roll stamped on the top of the barrel ahead of the receiver surrounded by an engraved double line border and open scrollwork. A Lyman folding combination rear sight on a gold-plated base is mounted on the upper receiver tang. The barrel bands, receiver and carbine style buttplate are gold plated. The loading gate has a fire blue finish and the hammer, trigger and lever are color casehardened. The receiver, bolt, buttplate heel and the portion of the barrel behind the rear sight are decorated with No. 7 factory engraving. The carbine is pictured in "The Book of Winchester Engraving" by Wilson on page 225. This engraving is illustrated and described in the 1897 edition of Winchester "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" reproduced on page 217 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L Wilson. "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" describes this engraving as "arabesque scrolls and fine border work" and notes that this style of engraving "is very effective on gold or nickel plated receivers". The stock and forearm are highly figured, deluxe, fancy grade walnut with a high polish piano finish and carved, "Style F" checkering. The top of the receiver is roll-stamped with the Winchester oval "P" proof mark to the left of the engraving and has the serial number, "270283" roll stamped across the bottom of the receiver. Winchester Model 1894 carbines were typically considered to be 'working guns' and are rarely encountered with any special order features. A deluxe, factory engraved, gold-plated Model 1894 carbine like this example is extremely rare and possibly one-of-a-kind.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Excellent. The carbine retains more than 95% of the original blue, casehardened and gold plated finish. The barrel and magazine retain nearly all of the blue finish. The markings and engraving are crisp. The receiver has some very minor finish loss on high points but otherwise retains nearly all of the gold plated finish with crisp engraving. There is some finish wear on the upper barrel band and some scattered flaking on the heel and bottom of the buttplate. The hammer, trigger and lever have nearly all of the original casehardened finish intact. The fancy grade walnut stock and forearm retain nearly all of the high polish piano finish. Wear is limited to several very insignificant scratches and scuff marks. The fine checkering and carving show almost no wear. This is an exceptional example of an extremely rare deluxe, factory engraved and gold plated Winchester Model 1894 carbine.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Lever Action Rifle Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1056 (Sale Order 1056 of 889)

Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Manufactured in 1904. The rifle is equipped with a dovetail blade front sight, elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight and Marbles short range tang mounted peep sight. The upper left side of the barrel is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./-NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. PAT. OCT. 14. 1884-" ahead of the rear sight, the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking is next to the rear sight and "25-20 W.C.F." at the breech. The upper tang marking is covered by the peep sight and the serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, full length magazine tube and mounted with a nicely figured smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very fine. The barrel retains 80% original thinning blue finish. The magazine tube has a smooth brown patina with strong original blue finish in protected areas. The takedown ring has a smooth gray patina with traces of original blue finish. The receiver retains 70% original blue finish with edge wear and areas of smooth gray patina. Much of the original case colors remain on the hammer and lever with a smooth dove gray patina on the balance. The buttplate has a smooth silver gray patina. The refinished wood is very fine with a nice tiger strip on most of the forearm and showing a few scattered minor dings and handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1057 (Sale Order 1057 of 889)

Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

This is an example of a Winchester Model 1886 lever action rifle with a desirable casehardened receiver. The casehardened receivers were discontinued in 1901 and at that time they were finished blue as the standard finish. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address ahead of the rear sight and "38-56 W.C.F." at the breech end. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the lower tang is marked with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates directly behind the trigger and the serial number to the rear. The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed silver blade front sight, adjustable rear buckhorn sight. The trigger, hammer, lever and buttplate are also casehardened. Fitted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Very good. The barrel and magazine tube retain 20% of the original blue finish with scattered scratches, dings and fading to a mottled smooth brown patina. The receiver retains patterns of the silvered out original case colors with minor scratches and dings. The receiver and other casehardened components have faded to a smooth brown patina. The wood is good with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot #1058 (Sale Order 1058 of 889)

Special Order Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

This Winchester Model 1873 was manufactured in 1889. This rifle has the standard markings and features a special order part octagon barrel and short "button" magazine. It is equipped with a German silver blade front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight and a Marble's tang mounted adjustable peep sight. Fitted with a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and a straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. The compartment in the butt is empty.

Class: Antique

Very good as partially refinished (wood). The rifle retains 25% of the original blue finish with scattered scratches, brown speckling on the round part of the barrel and the receiver fading to a smooth silver patina. The revarnished wood is good with minor scattered scratches, chip absent on the left side of the stock near the lower tang and minor wood fill on the toe of the stock near the buttplate. Mechanically fine.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Short Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Short

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Short

Lot #1059 (Sale Order 1059 of 889)

Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle in .22 Short

Only 19,552 .22 caliber Model 1873 rifles (both short and long variants) were manufactured between 1884 and 1904 out of a total of about 720,000 Model 1873 rifles. They were the first .22 caliber repeating rifles manufactured by Winchester or any other American company but were not nearly as popular as Winchester's later .22s such as the Browning brothers designed Model 1890. This example was manufactured in 1887 and has a German silver blade front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight, smooth stock and forearm, and standard Winchester markings, including "22 CAL/SHORT" on the cartridge elevator and "22 SHORT" on the top of the barrel at the breech.

Class: Antique

Fair. There are traces of original blue finish on the frame, and the remaining surfaces have a mix of gray and brown patina along with some light oxidation. There are numerous, deep vice marks visible on the barrel. The wood is good with moderate handling wear and various small pressure marks and scratches. The forend screw is a replacement. The action functions fine and the markings are mostly crisp.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 WCF Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 WCF

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 WCF

Lot #1060 (Sale Order 1060 of 889)

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine in Scarce 25-35 WCF

Manufactured in 1912 in .25-35 WCF caliber, one of the scarcer calibers for the Model 94. Pinned blade front sight and a two leaf flip up express rear sight. The left side of the barrel is marked with the two-line address/patent marking ahead of the rear sight with "25-35 W.C.F. markings near the breech. The three line maker, model and trade mark markings appear on the upper tang with the serial number on the bottom of the frame. Blue finish, saddle ring and stud mounted on the left side of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with a single steel barrel band and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine. The carbine retains 40% of the blue finish with some scattered scratches and the receiver faded to a smooth silver patina. The wood is also fine with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in 38-55 Caliber Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in 38-55 Caliber

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in 38-55 Caliber

Lot #1061 (Sale Order 1061 of 889)

Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle in 38-55 Caliber

Manufactured in 1904. This rifle features a dovetailed front and adjustable rear sights. The left side of the barrel has the two line Winchester address/1894 patent markings and "38-55" near the breech. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1894/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame. Equipped with a full length tube magazine, casehardened hammer and lever. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with a steel forend cap and straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine as partially refinished (wood). The rifle retains 30% plus of the original blue finish with scattered scratches, minor brown speckling on the receiver and is faded to a mottled smooth silver patina. The casehardened hammer and lever have a smooth silver patina. The revarnished wood is very good with scattered scratches, dings and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Incredibly Scarce and Desirable Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Engrav Incredibly Scarce and Desirable Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Engrav

Incredibly Scarce and Desirable Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Engrav

Lot #1062 (Sale Order 1062 of 889)

Incredibly Scarce and Desirable Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Engraved Grip Cap

Only about 100 of the estimated 600 rifles manufactured by the famed Browning Brothers in Ogden, Utah, have survived. Of those made and those surviving, very few have deluxe features. The vast majority have plain, straight grip stocks but this early example has a checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a scroll engraved grip cap. These rifles were manufactured based on designs patented in 1879 by John Moses Browning when he was in his early 20s. Each of the rifles was manufactured in the Browning Brothers shop in Ogden. Most of the employees were also members of the extended family. This example has a small German silver blade front sight, an elevation adjustable sporting rear sight, single trigger, and has the faint Browning patent markings ahead of the rear sight and "114" crisply stamped at the breech. "INGTON" is also visible on the left flat indicating a Remington manufactured barrel was used likely after being shortened. The action is very similar to the later Winchester thick side high wall version of the Model 1885 based on Browning's patent. The hammer is cocked when the lever is closed. The reputation of these early Browning rifles set Browning on a path for greatness. The Winchester Model 1885 marked the beginning of Browning's long relationship with Winchester that ended in 1902 due to disagreements involving Browning's semi-automatic shotgun designs that became the Auto-5. Despite the end of the Winchester partnership, Browning continued to focus on new designs in partnership with his brother Matthew. His work lead to many design aspects we now take for granted such as: gas operated machine guns, semi-automatic sporting arms, and pistols with slides that incorporate the barrel shroud and telescoping bolt. Many of the most popular firearms ever created were designed by Browning, including the Winchester Model 1894, Colt Model 1911, Browning Hi-Power, and the Browning Auto-5/Remington Model 11. Aspects of Browning designs are found on countless firearms manufactured and used around the world.

Class: Antique

Fair as period refinished. There are patches of an artificial brown finish visible on the barrel and frame. Most of the surfaces display a brown patina and there is some light pitting and scratches. The forearm is fair and has a section of the edge on the right absent and some chipping. The buttstock is also fair and has some chips, including one on the heel on the left and some light scratches. The checkering is crisp on the buttstock and slightly smoothed on the forearm. Most of the markings and some of the engraving has been worn away. The action functions fine. This is an incredibly scarce example of an early Browning rifle in deluxe configuration.

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Historic Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in 22 WRF with Desirable Browning Bros. Co. Retail Historic Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in 22 WRF with Desirable Browning Bros. Co. Retail

Historic Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in 22 WRF with Desirable Browning Bros. Co. Retail

Lot #1063 (Sale Order 1063 of 889)

Historic Winchester Model 1890 Slide Action Rifle in 22 WRF with Desirable Browning Bros. Co. Retailer Marking

This rifle was manufactured in 1912 and has a fixed front sight and original patent marked leaf rear sight on an octagon barrel marked with the two-line address and patent information, "-MOD.1890-", and "22 W.R.F." on the upper left barrel flat. It has a twelve groove walnut forearm and straight wrist stock with a curved rifle buttplate. The top of the barrel at the breech has been stamped "BROWNING BROS. CO. OGDEN U" at an angle. Browning Brothers, the predecessor of Browning Arms Co., formed in 1872 in Ogden, Utah. The Browning family had been active gunsmiths and dealers in Ogden since as early as 1852. Browning Arms Co. was not formed until 1927. Part of Winchester's lucrative relationship with John Moses Browning and his brother Matthew involved paying them a small percentage of their fees in cash and then making the rest of the payments by shipping them ready to sell firearms based on their designs. They then sold these arms in their shop for a nice profit. This arrangement would have been cheaper for Winchester than a large cash payment.

Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Fine with period repaired buttstock. The rifle retains 40% of the original blue finish primarily on the barrel and has a gray patina with some spotting and light pitting on the balance. The forearm is very good. The buttstock is period repaired with a crude wrapped repair at the wrist and some generally mild wear overall. Mechanically excellent and the markings are crisp. This is a solid representative example of a Winchester 1890 slide action rifle with desirable Browning Bros. retailer marking.

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Scarce Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle Scarce Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Scarce Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Lot #1064 (Sale Order 1064 of 889)

Scarce Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Only around 100 of the estimated 600 rifles manufactured by John Moses and Matthew Browning in Ogden, Utah, based upon Browning's 1879 patent are known to have survived. Almost every rifle has different features stemming from the fact that the rifles were hand built in the Ogden shop primarily by members of the Browning family. This example has an action similar to the later Winchester Model 1885 thickside-highwall rifles and is equipped with a German silver blade front sight, an unusually high and long buckhorn rear sight, and double set triggers. It is fitted with a smooth straight wrist stock and forearm and has a cleaning rod fitted under the barrel. The barrel is numbered "464" on top at the breech, has the caliber designation "40-90" slightly ahead, the 1879 patent marking partially obscured by the rear sight, and "BROWNING BROS. OGDEN, UTAH, U.S.A." ahead of the rear sight. Well known Browning collector John C. Kontes indicated that this rifle has the longest barrel known on a Browning single shot. This early J. M. Browning design launched Browning into a long career as arguably the most influential gunmaker in modern history. Firearms of his design have been used by millions of hunters around the world. More than 7 million Winchester Model 1894 rifles based on his design have been sold. Thousands of soldiers and police officers have trusted Browning designed sidearms around the world since the introduction of his innovative semi-automatic pistols at the beginning of the 20th century. The Browning Auto-5/Remington Model 11 was used to teach American aircraft gunners how to lead moving targets in WWII and variations of the design remain popular with hunters and trap shooters. There really are too many impressive designs developed by Browning to list here, but the breadth of his work is incredible.

Class: Antique

Fair as refinished. The rifle retains mostly lightly faded blue finish on the barrel. There is strong brown finish on the ramrod pipes. The other components have a mix of bright surfaces and torch case colors. There is some slight edge wear and minor marks. The rear sight shows signs of workshop fabrication. The refinished or replaced wood is very good and has only minor dings and scratches. The hammer will cock properly and needs work, but the set triggers function fine. This is a rare, surviving example of a Browning Bros. manufactured single shot rifle.

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Scarce and Desirable Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle Scarce and Desirable Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Scarce and Desirable Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Lot #1065 (Sale Order 1065 of 889)

Scarce and Desirable Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

An estimated 600 of these single shot rifles were manufactured by famed gunsmith John Moses Browning and his brother Matthew in Ogden, Utah, based on designs patented in 1879. Only a hundred are estimated to have survived. Many of the rifles have aspects that differ. This example has a German silver blade front sight, a notch rear sight with elevation adjustment screw, a smooth forend and straight grips stock, and has the markings "BROWNING BROS. OGDEN, UTAH, U.S.A.," "PAT. OCT.7.79. 40 70," and "422" on the top of the barrel. The action is similar to the later Winchester thick side high wall version of the Model 1885. The hammer is cocked when the lever is closed. The reputation of the early Browning rifles set Browning on a path for greatness. In 1883, Andrew McAusland of Winchester visited Browning and sent one of his rifles back to the East for examination. The resulting sales agreement led to the creation of the famous Winchester Model 1885 and established Browning in a career as an influential firearms inventor instead of a provincial gunsmith. For nearly two decades Browning's designs were exclusively licensed to Winchester and led to highly popular rifles including the most popular of all sporting rifles: the Winchester Model 1894. He continued to work closely with Matthew, and both of their names are listed on many of the patent documents. The Brownings also designed the Colt-Browning Model 1895 "Peacemaker" machine gun in the same period though most 19th century Browning designs went to Winchester. Even after severing ties with Winchester due to disagreements in compensation, Browning continued to advance firearms technology. Nearly all of the significant firearms of the last century are based in some way on a Browning invention aside from revolvers and bolt action rifles. Some of the most famous (the Colt Model 1911 and the .50 Caliber Browning Machine Gun) helped lead to American victories in Europe and around the world in the first half of the 20th century and remain important military arms to this day.

Class: Antique

Fine. The finish mostly an artificial gray and brown patina throughout. There are some patches of minor pitting and oxidation as well as some minor marks and dings. The wood is fine as sanded, re-oiled, and repaired. There are four dowel crudely performed repairs visible on the left side of the buttstock, one on the right side of the wrist, and some gaps around the upper tang. The action functions excellently, and the markings are crisp. This is a rare opportunity to get your hands on a rifle hand built by the Browning family in Ogden, Utah.

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Incredibly Scarce Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Unusual Sights Incredibly Scarce Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Unusual Sights

Incredibly Scarce Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Unusual Sights

Lot #1066 (Sale Order 1066 of 889)

Incredibly Scarce Early Browning Bros. Model 1878 Deluxe Single Shot Rifle with Unusual Sights

Only about 100 of the estimated 600 rifles manufactured by the famed Browning Brothers in Ogden, Utah, have survived. The vast majority have plain, straight grip stocks, but this example has a checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with an ebony grip insert. The checkering is multi-point patterned and has diamond shaped accents. It also has the ribs on the receiver flats seen on a few Browning rifles. These rifles were manufactured based on designs patented in 1879 by John Moses Browning when he was in his early 20s. Each of the rifles was manufactured in the Browning Brothers shop in Ogden. Most of the employees were also members of the extended family. This example has a low German silver blade front sight with unusual heart shaped base, a full buckhorn rear sight with elevation adjustment screw on the right and heart shaped "horns," thin trigger with checkering, and an unusual, nearly straight hammer spur. The barrel is marked with "BROWNING BROS. OGDEN, UTAH, U.S.A./PAT. OCT. 7.79" and "45 120" ahead of the rear sight and "411" at the breech. The serial number is also marked on the underside of the forearm. The reputation of these early Browning rifles set Browning on a path for greatness, and the design was so popular that Winchester was still manufacturing it in the later years of his life, and it is still manufactured by other firms today. Many Browning designed firearms including the Winchester Model 1894 (the highest selling rifle in American history with more than 7 million sold), Browning Hi-Power, Colt Model 1911, and the Browning Auto-5 remain incredibly popular even after more than a century. Browning's 128 firearm patents highly influenced nearly every category of firearms in the last century aside from revolvers and bolt action rifles. He even designed anti-aircraft cannons that were used on some U.S. planes and PT boats during WWII.

Class: Antique

About good. There is faint original blue finish along with brown and gray patina, light pitting and oxidation, and minor marks throughout. The buttstock is about good and has some attractive figure, some bruising, mostly crisp checkering, and a few small dings and scratches. The revarnished forearm is fair and has a chip and repair on the front edge on the right side, partial hand smoothed checkering, and numerous dings. The action functions very well, and the markings are crisp. This is an incredibly scarce deluxe furnished Browning single shot rifle with interesting sights. Very few Browning Bros. rifles are ever offered for sale.

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Scarce and Historic Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle Scarce and Historic Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Scarce and Historic Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Lot #1067 (Sale Order 1067 of 889)

Scarce and Historic Browning Bros. Model 1878 Single Shot Rifle

Only about 100 of an estimated 600 manufactured by the famed Browning Brothers in Ogden, Utah, have survived. They were manufactured based on designs patented in 1879 by John Moses Browning when he was in his early 20s. Many of the rifles have aspects that differ. This example has a short blade front sight, a Winchester Model 1876 notch and folding ladder rear sight, double set triggers, a smooth forend and straight grips stock, a cleaning rod under the barrel, and has the markings "BROWNING BROS. OGDEN, UTAH, U.S.A.," "PAT. OCT.7.79. 45 70," and "366" on the top of the barrel. The action is similar to the later Winchester thick side high wall version of the Model 1885. The hammer is cocked when the lever is closed. The reputation of the early Browning rifles set Browning on a path for greatness. After receiving $8,000 in return for rights to his single shot patent from Winchester, Browning, in partnership with his brother who ran much of the business end of things and also contributed to designs, developed designs that led to nearly every influential Winchester of the late 19th century as well as various firearms manufactured by other companies including the Hi-Power pistols, various semi-automatic pistols manufactured by Colt including the ever popular Model 1911, machine guns such as the Model 1895 and .50 Caliber Browning Machine Gun, and pump action, semi automatic, and superposed shotguns. Nearly all of the significant firearms of the last century are based in some way on a Browning invention other than revolvers and bolt action rifles. Many of Browning's designs helped lead to victories for the U.S. and its allies in conflicts around the globe throughout the last century and some remain in use to this day.

Class: Antique

Fair. The rifle has primarily a brown patina along with brighter areas and some patches of slight pitting and minor oxidation. There are scattered minor dings and some scratches. The heavily worn wood is fair. There is a sliver absent on the front right edge of the forearm, numerous dings and light scratches, and some scrapes. The action and set triggers function very well, and the markings are crisp. This is a very desirable example of a rare rifle manufactured by the Browning family in Ogden, Utah, prior to Browning designed being manufactured in the U.S. by major manufacturers including Winchester, Colt, and F.N.

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Historic Cased Civil War Era Ball, Tompkins & Black Sword, Presented by the Governor of Illinois to Historic Cased Civil War Era Ball, Tompkins & Black Sword, Presented by the Governor of Illinois to

Historic Cased Civil War Era Ball, Tompkins & Black Sword, Presented by the Governor of Illinois to

Lot #1068 (Sale Order 1068 of 889)

Historic Cased Civil War Era Ball, Tompkins & Black Sword, Presented by the Governor of Illinois to General John Cook for Gallant Action at the Siege of Fort Donelson

Measuring 37 3/4 inches in overall length. The gently curved single fuller blade measures 31 1/4 inches, with the final third finished in satin gray with bright edge and spine, and the lower two thirds decorated in a mixture of satin gray and nitre blue fields with gold washed edge, spine and etching, featuring floral, scroll and martial motifs overall, a museum inventory number "1973" painted on the right ricasso, the merchant marking "BALL/TOMPKINS/& BLACK/247/Broad Way/NEW YORK" on the left ricasso, and an 8 1/4 inch panel scene of a river valley on the left side. The silver plated guard is kidney-shaped, with the curvature on the left side, "18" stamped near the right ricasso, a beaded border and engraved and repoussed scroll designs with a dot textured background on the reverse. The grip is constructed from a single piece and sculpted in the form of a Roman legionnaire, with the pommel consisting of the legionnaire's head , sculpted with a horse hair plumed helmet and fine facial features, and the main body of the grip consisting of the torso, with a set of lorica squamata (scale mail) partially covered by a short cloak. Overall, the ergonomics of the hilt are very well laid out, with the curvature of the guard permitting an easy fit of the sword to the body while in the scabbard as well as providing clearance for the thumb when held, and the scale pattern (similar to that found on the 1840 foot artillery sword) and light flaring of the hilt would provide excellent traction and retention qualities when used. The scabbard is finished to match the hilt, with "18" stamped on the reverse and "1973.1" added museum-style to the obverse, a finely sculpted drag, fine scroll and floral engraving on approximately two-thirds of the surface, and a raised panel between the suspension rings inscribed "Presented by Governor Rich Yates on behalf of/the State of Illinois to Genl John Cook for/gallant conduct at Fort Donelson/1862". Included with the sword is an American officer's belt ("1973.2" museum-style on rear of rectangular buckle) and a fine hardwood case ("1973.3" on front) with "Genl John Cook" on a silver plated lid plaque, an engraved silver plate on the inside with the merchant marks of Ball, Tompkins & Black, a French-cut pocket for the sword in its scabbard, and a lidded compartment for the belt. The son of Daniel Pope Cook, Illinois politician and namesake of modern Cook County, John Cook started his career as a lawyer in Springfield and eventually became two-term Mayor and the Sheriff of Sangamon County. During this time, he developed a professional and personal relationship with fellow Springfield lawyer and future President Abraham Lincoln, for whom he would often campaign, and established the Zouave Greys drill team. At the time of Lincoln's election to the top office, Cook was the Quartermaster General of Illinois, a position he resigned at the outbreak of the Civil War, so he could take on the task of raising a volunteer regiment, the first contributed by Illinois to the defense of the Union. Numbered the 7th Infantry out of respect for the six Illinois regiments that marched for the Mexican-American War, Colonel Cook's men originally signed on for a three month term, but when it became clear that the wear would be no quick matter, they re-mustered for a three year term. Attached to General Ulysses S. Grant's forces which would later be dubbed the "District of Cairo" and the "Army of the Tennessee", the Illinois men saw action at Belmont (one of the first actions to put future President Grant in the public eye), Shiloh (the bloodiest battle of the Civil War until Gettysburg), Fort Henry (which opened the Tennessee river for Union gunboat assault deeper south) and Fort Donelson. Donelson as a moment of particular distinction for both Grant and Cook. A siege action against an entrenched Confederate stronghold, the action around the fort lasted for several days in the middle of February of 1862, where Union forces faced a fortification with enough firepower to drive off their gunboat support, reinforced with many of the survivors from Fort Henry, and did so without the benefit of much of their artillery or winter gear. Placed in charge of General C.F. Smith's brigades for the action, Cook and his men were assembled towards the left of the Union line, performed probing attacks and spent several nights without benefit of fire due to their proximity to enemy artillery. On the 15th, following a heavy attack on the Union right during a Confederate breakout attempt, General Grant gave the order for Smith's brigades to directly assault the Fort. The punched through the outer lines of fortifications and claimed them for the Union. While the
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Civil War Era Richardson & Overman Gallager Patent Breech Loading Carbine Civil War Era Richardson & Overman Gallager Patent Breech Loading Carbine

Civil War Era Richardson & Overman Gallager Patent Breech Loading Carbine

Lot #1069 (Sale Order 1069 of 889)

Civil War Era Richardson & Overman Gallager Patent Breech Loading Carbine

Over 17,728 Mahlon J. Gallager designed breech-loading percussion carbines were manufactured by Richardson & Overman during the Civil War. Another 5,000 were also manufactured in .56-52 Spencer. Total government purchases were around 22,000. These carbines were widely used by the Union cavalry in the West. Though well-designed and built, they received mixed reviews from the troops due to issues with the brass cartridge cases expanding and needing to be pried free. The carbines had distinctive round barrels without forearms and were equipped with "pinched" blade front sights and notch rear sights with folding leaves. The buttstock has an iron patch box and saddle ring bar and sling ring on the left side. This example has the standard lock markings, matching "152" assembly numbers, a spare nipple in the patch box, and no visible inspection markings.

Class: Antique

Fine overall as retailer finished probably by Bennermans. 80% of the nitre blue finish remains on the receiver and lock. The barrel retains 90% blue finish and has brown patina on the balance. The stock has some very small hairline cracks at the heel and breech on the right. Part of the lock markings is light, but all the markings are legible. The lock functions fine.

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Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine

Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine

Lot #1070 (Sale Order 1070 of 889)

Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine

The Peabody carbine was developed by Henry O. Peabody of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1862 and tested in 1864, but the end of the Civil War terminated Ordnance Department interest in the carbine. An estimate 112,000 Peabody rifles and carbines were manufactured by the Providence Tool Company in Rhode Island until 1871 and then sold in large numbers to Canada, Switzerland, France, Romania, Mexico, and Spain in various calibers. Connecticut, South Carolina, and Massachusetts also purchased them for their state units. This example has a military blue barrel with block front sight and two-leaf folding rear sight. The barrel band, receiver, breechblock, hammer, side plate, lever, and buttplate are color casehardened. A staple-mounted saddle ring is mounted at the junction of the left side of the stock and the receiver. The left side of the receiver is roll-stamped: "PEABODY'S PAT./JULY 22. 1862/MAN'F'D BY/PROVIDENCE TOOL CO./PROV. R.I." in five lines. The oval "WC" Providence Tool Co. inspection mark, which was stamped on all Peabody carbines manufactured for foreign contracts, is stamped on the left side of the stock wrist. The carbine has small single block letter sub-inspection marks on most components but no foreign or state property marks.

Class: Antique

Excellent plus. 95% plus of the original blue finish and rich case colors remain. The stock is also very fine. Blemishes are confined to some slight handling and storage marks throughout and original slight blemishes from the factory. Mechanically excellent, and the markings are crisp. This is one of the highest condition Peabody carbines you are ever going to find.

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Rare and Excellent U.S. Contract Civil War Ball & William Ballard Rimfire Carbine Rare and Excellent U.S. Contract Civil War Ball & William Ballard Rimfire Carbine

Rare and Excellent U.S. Contract Civil War Ball & William Ballard Rimfire Carbine

Lot #1071 (Sale Order 1071 of 889)

Rare and Excellent U.S. Contract Civil War Ball & William Ballard Rimfire Carbine

This carbine is among the finest, if it is not the finest, examples of a U.S. Contract Civil War Ballard carbine. Only 1,500 of these carbines were manufactured for the U.S. Government and delivered in two shipments in 1864 prior to Ball & Williams switching to Kentucky contracts due to higher premiums. Their original U.S. contract called for 5,000 carbines. These carbines helped solidify the reputation of Ballards as incredibly reliable and accurate weapons. They were incredibly popular after the war as hunting and target guns and earned the reputation of being some of the finest single shot rifles ever manufactured in America. This outstanding example has the correct "MM" inspection marks stamped on the left side of the barrel, frame, and breechblock, and has a the correct "MM" script cartouche on the left side of the buttstock. It falls in the correct second shipment serial number range (9800-10500). The matching full serial number is marked on the top of the barrel and frame, and the partial serial number "928" is on the left side of the breechblock above the inspection mark. It has the standard blade front sight and folding rear sight graduated for 100, 250, and 500 yards. The underside of the barrel has the hand operated extractor. The left side of the action has "BALL & WILLIAMS/Worcester Mass." over "MERWIN & BRAY. AGT'S/NEW YORK." The right side of the action has "BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV. 5. 1861." The front portion of the Ball & Williams marking on the left and the Ballard marking on the right are light. Sling swivels are fitted on the barrel band and bottom of the butt. There is also a "862" marked brass inventory tag affixed behind the lower tang, on the belly of the buttstock, likely used as an inventory number by a collector or museum.

Class: Antique

Excellent. The barrel and action retain 95% plus of the original blue finish which has taken on a plum brown tone. The buttplate retains strong original blue finish with a plum brown cast that matches the action and barrel and has some bright edge wear. There are some bright indented heavy scratch marks present on the right side of the action and some slight flaking on top. The hammer retains virtually all of the original case colors. 85% plus of the high polish blue remains on the breechblock which has some bright cycling wear, and the other components have strong remnants of the original bright blue. There are some limited patches of light spotting and some minor scratches scattered throughout. The wood is very good to near excellent and has some minor dings and marks from handling and storage and a small crack on the left side next to the extractor. The cartouche is extremely crisp, and the other markings are all clear. The action functions perfectly. This is a rare opportunity to own one of the best made Civil War carbines in absolutely outstanding condition.

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Scarce and Extraordinary Warner Carbine Scarce and Extraordinary Warner Carbine

Scarce and Extraordinary Warner Carbine

Lot #1072 (Sale Order 1072 of 889)

Scarce and Extraordinary Warner Carbine

This is an exceptional example of a Warner Breech-Loading Carbine that was manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Co., of Springfield, Massachusetts, circa 1864. The carbine has a 20-inch round barrel with distinctive brass receiver, breech-block, trigger guard and buttplate. The barrel, barrel band and extractor are blued and the rear sight, hammer and trigger are casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, straight grain American walnut. The barrel has a steel, half-moon front sight and a folding leaf rear sight. A carbine ring is mounted on an eyebolt on the left side of the receiver. The left side of the receiver is roll-stamped: "JAMES WARNER, SPRINGFIELD,MASS" in one line. "2069" is stamped on the buttplate heel; this may be a serial number but production of Warner carbines by the Massachusetts Arms Co., is estimated at only 1,501 pieces. There are no military markings on this carbine.

Class: Antique

Excellent. The carbine is all original and retains 95% plus of the original blue finish overall. The barrel band shows some very light handling wear and the extractor retains about 70% of the blue finish. Nearly all of the case colors are present on the hammer and trigger. The exceptional brass receiver, breech block, trigger guard and buttplate have a handsome aged patina. The stock and forearm remain in excellent plus condition; the only significant wear is a hair-line crack in the bottom of the forearm between the end of the receiver finial and the forearm screw. This is a truly extraordinary example of a Massachusetts Arms Co., Warner Carbine. One that would be difficult to improve upon!

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Exceptional New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle Documented as Issued to the 3rd Regiment U. Exceptional New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle Documented as Issued to the 3rd Regiment U.

Exceptional New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle Documented as Issued to the 3rd Regiment U.

Lot #1073 (Sale Order 1073 of 889)

Exceptional New Haven Arms Co., Henry Lever Action Rifle Documented as Issued to the 3rd Regiment U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry

This exceptional original Henry lever action rifle was manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., in March 1865 as part of a U.S. contract. The rifle has a blued barrel and integral magazine, casehardened hammer and loading lever, brass receiver and buttplate and oil-finished walnut stock. The barrel is fitted with a nickel silver, square back, front sight and a dovetail mounted folding rear sight with 900 yard center notch. The rifle is equipped with a sling swivel on the left side of the stock and screw-fastened sling loop on the left side of the barrel. The brass buttplate is the second pattern with sharply pointed heel. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "HENRY'S PATENT.OCT.16.1860 / MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN.CT.". A "&" factory inspection mark is stamped on the lower tang between the loading lever latch and the stock screw. The serial number "8713." is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number, "8713" is also stamped on the left side of the lower receiver tang in the upper tang inlet of the stock and on the inside of the buttplate. All of the visible serial numbers match. The late style cap head buttplate and tang screws are, correctly, not serial numbered. The serial number of this rifle, "8713" is listed on page 76 of "THE HISTORIC HENRY RIFLE" by Wiley Sword as one of the 627 U.S. contract Henry rifles issued to Companies B, C, I, H and K of the 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry (VVI) Regiment in 1865. The 3rd VVI was one of 10 infantry regiments recruited from veteran soldiers during late 1864 and early 1865. These troops were intended to act an elite unit and were armed with Henry, Sharps and Spencer rifles. As an incentive for volunteers, members of the VVI regiments were authorized to retain their rifles on discharge. The Civil War ended before the VVI regiments saw action. The 3rd VVI was organized at Camp Stoneman in the District of Columbia in February and March 1865. The regiment served in the Washington defenses, the Shenandoah Valley and at Camp Butler, Illinois before it mustered out of service on July 20, 1866. The 627 Henry rifles purchased by the Ordnance Department under the contracts of April 7, 1865 (500 rifles) and May 16, 1865 (127 rifles) have no Ordnance inspection marks or other distinguishing markings and can only be identified by serial number records in regimental orderly books.

Class: Antique

Very fine. This rifle is in exceptional condition for a U.S. contract Henry rifle. The barrel has a blue-brown patina and retains 40% of the bright original blue finish which is mostly in the protected areas. The edges of the barrel are sharp and the metal surfaces have minimal handling marks. The New Haven Arms legend and serial number are crisp. The rear sight is in fine condition and retains traces of niter blue on the elevator bar. The brass frame is in excellent condition. The brass has a beautiful un-polished patina. The side plate joints are perfect. The brass buttplate is in the same excellent condition as the frame and has an identical untouched patina. The hammer retains most of the dove-gray case hardened finish. The loading lever and trigger have a mellow brown patina. The stock is in excellent original condition with only a few scattered handling and storage marks. This is an outstanding Historic Henry Rifle. It is one of the very best conditioned U.S. contract Henry rifles extant. This would be a very hard rifle to improve upon.

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Outstanding and Rare Military Inspected Civil War U.S. Contract Pettengill Army Model Revolver Outstanding and Rare Military Inspected Civil War U.S. Contract Pettengill Army Model Revolver

Outstanding and Rare Military Inspected Civil War U.S. Contract Pettengill Army Model Revolver

Lot #1074 (Sale Order 1074 of 889)

Outstanding and Rare Military Inspected Civil War U.S. Contract Pettengill Army Model Revolver

Pettengill Army Model D.A. revolver manufactured by Rodgers & Spencer & Co., of Willow Dale, New York, as part of a 2000 gun contract for the Ordnance Department. The unique Pettengill double-action revolver fouled badly after several discharges and proved nearly impossible to fire. Pettengill Army revolvers were issued in quantity to the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry and in small numbers to several other Midwestern cavalry regiments. This revolver has a high polish blue finish on the frame, octagon barrel and six-shot cylinder. The loading lever is color casehardened. The two-piece walnut grip is oil finished. The revolver as the early style markings: ""PETTENGILL'S/PATENT 1856" and "RAYMOND & ROBITALLE/PATENTED 1858" roll stamped in two lines on the top of the frame on either side of sight groove. The serial number "3933" is stamped on the side of the cylinder, inside of the trigger guard and butt. The Ordnance inspection mark "W" and a "P" proof mark are stamped on the left side of the barrel at the junction with the frame. A "W" sub-inspection marks is stamped on the left side of the loading lever and "WW" is stamped on the left side of the frame. An illegible rectangular Ordnance final inspection mark is stamped on the left side of the grip.

Class: Antique

Extremely fine. The revolver is all original and retains 60% plus of the original blue finish. The revolver appears to be in unfired condition. There is no flash pitting on the percussion nipples or rear face of the cylinder. The blue on the barrel and frame has flaked and the finish loss is due primarily to poor surface preparation during manufacturing and subsequent storage wear rather than actual handling. The cylinder retains nearly all of the original blue finish and the walnut grip is in very fine condition with minimal handling wear. The action functions fine. It is very unusual to see a U.S. contract Pettengill Army revolvers in this condition. This is an outstanding example of a hard-to find limited production Civil War revolver in far better than usual condition.

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Scarce Butterfield Army Model Percussion Revolver Scarce Butterfield Army Model Percussion Revolver

Scarce Butterfield Army Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #1075 (Sale Order 1075 of 889)

Scarce Butterfield Army Model Percussion Revolver

Butterfield percussion revolver manufactured by Jesse Butterfield of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1862. The Butterfield revolvers were manufactured in anticipation of a government contract for 2,280 pistols. The contract was never awarded and production was limited to only about 640 revolvers. This revolver has the distinctive solid brass frame and central hammer with a five-shot cylinder, full octagon barrel and two-piece walnut grips. The revolver has a unique disk priming mechanism with the disk magazine located in front of the trigger guard. The brass top strap is marked "BUTTERFIELD'S/PATENT DEC.11 1855/PHILADA". The serial number, "587" is stamped on the left side of the barrel and loading lever, on the butt and on the left side of the back strap beneath the grip. All of the visible serial numbers match. The barrel and cylinder are blued, the loading lever, hammer and back strap are color case-hardened and the walnut grips are oil finished. Because Butterfield revolvers were manufactured in anticipation of a government contract they are considered by collectors to be secondary U.S. Martial handguns.

Class: Antique

Very good as partially refinished (cylinder). The balance of the revolver has all of the components and retains traces of the original blue casehardened finish. About 80% of the original blue finish is present on the barrel with a small spot of pitting on the left flat. The cylinder has been reblued. A mottled gray casehardened finish is visible on the loading lever, hammer and back strap. The brass frame has a good looking, untouched patina. The two-piece grips are in very good condition and retain nearly all of the original finish. The legend on the top-strap and the serial numbers are crisp. The action is tight and functions well. This is a very good example of a scarce Butterfield Army Model Revolver.

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Very Fine Austin T. Freeman Army Model Revolver Very Fine Austin T. Freeman Army Model Revolver

Very Fine Austin T. Freeman Army Model Revolver

Lot #1076 (Sale Order 1076 of 889)

Very Fine Austin T. Freeman Army Model Revolver

Single action, solid frame, .44 caliber percussion revolver manufactured by Hoard's Armory, Watertown, New York, c. 1863-1864. Total production of Freeman revolvers was estimated at 2000 guns. Although no Freeman revolvers were purchased by the Federal government during the Civil War, some revolvers may have been purchased and issued by state governments and the revolver is considered to be a secondary U.S. Martial handgun. The revolver has a round barrel with steel half-moon front sight, solid frame with sight groove in the top strap, six-shot un-fluted cylinder, steel trigger guard and two-piece, varnished, walnut grips. The barrel, frame, cylinder, trigger and trigger guard have a high polish blue finish. The loading lever and hammer are color casehardened. The trigger has a niter blue finish. The top strap is roll-stamped: "FREEMAN'S PAT.DECr 9, 1862" on the right side of the sight groove and "HOARD'S ARMORY WATERTOWN, N.Y" on the left side of the groove. The serial number, "1574" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel, loading lever, frame, and on the rear face of the cylinder. All of the visible serial numbers match. The Freeman Army Model Revolver was a well-designed, well finished, revolver. Surviving examples of this limited production Civil War revolver are scarce.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The revolver retains 80% plus of the original high polish blue finish with scattered, minor handling and storage marks and a few spots of light pitting. The loading lever and hammer retain 75% of the muted case colors. The revolver shows little if any firing wear. There is no flash pitting on the front or rear face of the cylinder, percussion nipples or hammer. The action is tight and functions fine. The walnut grips have several light dents and handling marks but remain in fine overall condition. This is a solid example of a scarce secondary U.S. Martial handgun that is usually missing from all but the most advanced collections of Civil War Era firearms.

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Civil War Rogers & Spencer Army Model Revolver Civil War Rogers & Spencer Army Model Revolver

Civil War Rogers & Spencer Army Model Revolver

Lot #1077 (Sale Order 1077 of 889)

Civil War Rogers & Spencer Army Model Revolver

This is a very fine example of a U.S. contract percussion revolver that was manufactured by Rogers, Spencer & Co., of Willow Dale, New York in 1865. The Rogers & Spencer Co., was awarded a contract by the Ordnance Department for 5000 .44 caliber revolvers in November 1864. When the Civil War ended in April 1865, 1500 revolvers had been delivered; the remaining 3500 were delivered by September 1865. The revolvers were apparently never issued and were subsequently sold by military surplus dealer Francis Bannerman. This well designed revolver has a full octagon barrel with nickel-silver cone front sight. The solid frame has a sighting groove on the top strap. The revolver has a six-shot cylinder with safety notches between the chambers. The two-piece walnut grips have a flared butt. The revolver barrel, frame, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap have a high polish blue finish and the loading lever, hammer and trigger have a dark color casehardened finish. The top strap is roll-stamped: "RODGERS & SPENCER/ UTICA, N.Y." on either side of the sight groove. The serial number, "1934" is stamped on the underside of the barrel, loading lever, cylinder, and bottom of the back strap. All of the visible serial numbers match. Small Ordnance "B" sub-inspection marks are stamped on each component. The lower left grip is stamped with an Ordnance inspection mark which consists of the script initials "RBP" enclosed in a rectangle.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The revolver retains 70% of the original high polish blue and color casehardened finish. The blue on the top and sides of the barrel is thin while the bottom flat has nearly all of the finish. The frame has about 80% of the blue finish with high-point wear, light scratches and some traces of flash pitting on the top strap above the percussion nipples. Most of the blue finish is present on the cylinder. The percussion nipples and adjacent portions of the cylinder show some light flash pitting. The blue finish on the grips straps is thin. The hammer and trigger retain nearly all of the dark color casehardened finish. The case colors on the exposed areas of the loading lever have faded to a brown patina. The grips are in very fine condition with a raised grain and extremely sharp Ordnance inspection mark. The top strap legend, serial numbers and Ordnance sub-inspection marks are all sharp. The action functions perfectly. This is a solid representative example of a U.S. contract Civil War Rogers & Spencer Army Model revolver

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Extraordinary Civil War Ball Repeating Carbine Extraordinary Civil War Ball Repeating Carbine

Extraordinary Civil War Ball Repeating Carbine

Lot #1078 (Sale Order 1078 of 889)

Extraordinary Civil War Ball Repeating Carbine

This is an example of an "as-issued" near new Ball Repeating Carbine that was manufactured by Lamson & Co., of Windsor, Vermont, between 1864 and 1865. The Ball carbine featured a lever action and 7-shot tube magazine. The carbine has a three-quarter length walnut forearm secured by two barrel bands and has a steel cleaning rod mounted on the right side of the forearm. The barrel has a iron, half-moon, front sight and two leaf rear sight with sight notches marked "1", "4" and "6". A sling bar and ring are mounted on the left side of the receiver. The carbine has a military blue finish on the barrel with color casehardened forearm cap, barrel band, receiver, breech block, hammer, lever, trigger and buttplate. The screws and small components are niter blue. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut. The left side of the receiver is roll-stamped: "E.G. LAMSON & CO./WINDSOR VT./U.S./BALLS PATENT/JUNE 23 1863/MARCH 15 1864" in six lines ahead of the sling bar mount. An Ordnance final inspection mark which consists of the script initials "GGS" surrounded by an oval border is stamped on the left stock flat. A block "P" is stamped on the stock between the Ordnance inspection mark and the receiver. The Ordnance sub-inspector's block initials "GGS" are stamped on the stock comb ahead of the buttplate and on the underside of the forearm. A "S" sub-inspection mark is stamped on the barrel, rear sight, receiver, breech block, hammer, sling bar mount and buttplate. Lamson & Co., manufactured a total of 1002 Ball Repeating Carbines for the Ordnance Department. These carbines were delivered in May 1865.

Class: Antique

Excellent plus. This carbine is in as-issued condition with only very limited storage wear. The barrel and rear sight retain 99% of the military blue finish with several very light scratches between the upper and lower barrel band. Nearly all of the vivid case colors are present on the forearm cap, barrel band, receiver, lever, buttplate and other components. The casehardened finish is muted but retains all of the original case colors with no fading or silvering. The screws and small components have nearly all of the fire blue finish intact. The stock and forearm are in excellent-near mint condition and retain all of the original oil finish with raised grain that shows minimal handling. The Ordnance final inspection mark on the left stock flat is in perfect condition. The wear is limited to a few very shallow storage marks located on the underside of the stock between the lower barrel band and the receiver. The factory markings on the left side of the receiver are crisp. This is a nearly new example of a very scarce, limited production, Civil War Ball Repeating Carbine that would be difficult to be improved upon!

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Exceptional Civil War Burnside Breech-Loading Carbine Exceptional Civil War Burnside Breech-Loading Carbine

Exceptional Civil War Burnside Breech-Loading Carbine

Lot #1079 (Sale Order 1079 of 889)

Exceptional Civil War Burnside Breech-Loading Carbine

This is an example of a Civil War Burnside patent carbine that was manufactured by the Burnside Rifle Co., circa 1864. This 5th Model carbine has the distinctive guide screw on the right side of the frame and "MODEL OF 1864" marking on the top of the receiver. The carbine has a military blue finish on the top of the barrel and nitre blue breech block, outside lever and receiver tang. The barrel band, receiver, inside lever latch, hammer, trigger and buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil-finished, American walnut. The barrel has a dove-tail mounted steel front sight blade and a folding, two-leaf, rear sight. A bright finished sling bar and ring are mounted on the left side of the receiver. The top of the receiver is roll-stamped "BURNSIDE PATENT" above the model marking. "BURNSIDE RIFLE CO./PROVIDENCE R.I." is roll-stamped in two lines on the right side plate. The serial number, "17089" is stamped on the top of the receiver and breechblock. The left stock wrist is stamped with two Ordnance inspection marks that consist of script initials surrounded by rectangular borders. Single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on most components. The Burnside Carbine was an important and successful federal cavalry weapon. Nearly 43,000 4th and 5th Model Burnside carbines were manufactured between 1863 and 1865.

Class: Antique

Exceptionally fine. The carbine retains at least 97% of the military blue, fire blue and 95% color casehardened finish. Nearly all of the military blue finish is present on the barrel. The breech block and upper tang have 99% of the original nitre blue finish while the outer lever and lower tang retain 85% and show light-moderate finish wear. The barrel band, receiver, hammer, inner lever and buttplate have 95% or more of the color casehardened finish intact. The reoiled stock and forearm are both in very fine condition with distinct Ordnance inspection stamps. Wear is limited to a few minor handling and storage marks.

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Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine

Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine

Lot #1080 (Sale Order 1080 of 889)

Exceptional Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine

Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine manufactured by the Providence Tool Co., of Providence, Rhode Island c. 1866-1871. The Peabody Carbine was developed and tested in 1864 but the end of the Civil War terminated Ordnance Department interest in the carbine. Large numbers of Peabody rifles and carbines were sold to Canada, France, Mexico and Spain. Post-war sales of Peabody rifles and carbines in the United States were limited to three state contracts. South Carolina purchased 350, .50 caliber Peabody carbines originally manufactured for a French contract. The carbine has a military blue barrel with block front sight and two-leaf folding rear sight. The barrel band, receiver, breech block, hammer, side plate, lever and buttplate are color casehardened. A staple-mounted carbine sling ring is mounted at the junction of the left side of the stock and the receiver. The stock and forearm are oil-finished black walnut. The left side of the receiver is roll-stamped: "PEABODY'S PAT./JULY 22. 1862/MAN'F'D BY/PROVIDENCE TOOL CO./PROV. R.I." in five lines. The oval "WC" Providence Tool Co., inspection mark which was stamped on all Peabody carbines manufactured for foreign contracts is stamped on the left side of the stock wrist. The carbine has small single block letter sub-inspection marks on most components but no foreign or state property marks.

Class: Antique

Excellent. This carbine is all original and retains 97% of the original blue finish overall. The barrel has all of the dull military blue finish and shows minimal storage or handling wear. The casehardened components retain 98% of the case colors. The stock and forearm remain in excellent plus condition; all the original oil finish remains with minimal handling or storage wear. This is an excellent example of a Peabody Breech-Loading Carbine that would be difficult to improve upon.

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Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine

Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine

Lot #1081 (Sale Order 1081 of 889)

Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine

Manufactured by American Machine Works, Springfield, Massachusetts and was one of the most important Federal Cavalry carbines. Designed by Gilbert Smith, the production of this breech loading percussion carbine was almost entirely consumed by government contracts with limited numbers going to the civilian market. A total of 30,362 Smith carbines were purchased by the United States during the Civil War. Smith carbines were considered to be accurate and reliable weapons. Standard three sets of markings on the left side of the frame "MANUFACTURED BY/AM'N MCH'N. WRKS/SPRINGFIELD. MASS", agents' names "ADDRESS/POULTNEY & TRIMBLE/BALTIMORE U.S.A." and "SMITH'S PATENT/JUNE 23, 1857". Matching serial number on the receiver and barrel. The left barrel flat is marked with "L.F.R.". There is a small single letter inspection mark on some of the parts. Dovetail brass blade front sight and folding leaf rear sight correctly absent of yard markings. Blue barrel and trigger guard, niter blue barrel latch and casehardened remaining parts. Saddle ring and bar mounted on the left side of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip walnut stock with a steel carbine buttplate. There is a sharp "JH" oval cartouche and a boxed L.F.R." cartouche on the left wrist.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The barrel retains 70% plus of the thinning original blue finish with a few small areas pin prink type pitting. 90% of the original bright niter blue finish remains on the barrel latch. 70% original blue finish remains on the trigger guard and lower tang. 75% original case colors remain on the hammer and receiver. The buttplate has a dark brown patina. The wood is also very fine with some small chips on the toe of the stock and overall some scattered minor dents and dings. The markings and cartouches are sharp. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Desirable U.S. Contract Civil War Remington Split-Breech 50RF Carbine Fine Desirable U.S. Contract Civil War Remington Split-Breech 50RF Carbine

Fine Desirable U.S. Contract Civil War Remington Split-Breech 50RF Carbine

Lot #1082 (Sale Order 1082 of 889)

Fine Desirable U.S. Contract Civil War Remington Split-Breech 50RF Carbine

.This is a desirable Type II Remington Single Shot Split Breech Loading Carbine that was manufactured under U.S. Ordnance Department contract circa 1865-1866. The U.S. contract October of 1864 was for 15,000 carbines with the first 1,000 delivered in September of 1865 and the final delivery was in May 1866. The U.S. resold almost the entire lot back to Remington in 1870 and Remington promptly sold them to France for use in the Franco-Prussian War. The carbine has the Type II features which include 20-inch round barrel chambered for the .50 rimfire cartridge, the longer 9 3/4 inch, forearm, short breech and long hammer. The upper and is marked with the two line Remington address/patent dates. Pinched blade front sight and folding rear sight marked with a "J" on the left side of the base, "C" on the lower left side of the blade and "3" and "5" on the right side of the blade. A stamped "HAM" is visible on the lower tang (significants unknown). There is a small single letter inspection mark "D" on the left side of the receiver and on the lower tang, and a "J" on top of the barrel at the breech and an "S" on the saddle ring bar base. A sling bar and ring are mounted on the left side of the receiver. There is a sling swivel mounted on the barrel band and on the stock near the toe. Blue barrel, casehardened remaining parts, and mounted with a walnut forearm and straight grip stock with an iron carbine buttplate. There is a clear boxed "CGC" cartouche on the left stock wrist.

Class: Antique

Fine. The barrel has a mix of 30% original blue finish and a brown patina with some scattered minor spotting. The receiver shows 40% of the faded original case colors, mainly on the right side and on the upper tang, with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The wood is very good with a faint cartouche, some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Exceptional, Historic, Christmas Dated, Presentation Deluxe Cased, Factory Engraved, and Silver Plat Exceptional, Historic, Christmas Dated, Presentation Deluxe Cased, Factory Engraved, and Silver Plat

Exceptional, Historic, Christmas Dated, Presentation Deluxe Cased, Factory Engraved, and Silver Plat

Lot #1083 (Sale Order 1083 of 889)

Exceptional, Historic, Christmas Dated, Presentation Deluxe Cased, Factory Engraved, and Silver Plated Starr Arms Model 1858 Army Double Action Revolver with Accessories

The top of the case of this rare presentation Starr revolver is inscribed "G. W. Estes/to/Joel Dalbey/Dec. 25. 1864" in fancy script. George W. Estes was a man of influence in the Clarkson region of New York and a layman and instigator within the Methodist Church in the 1860s. The Free Methodist split from the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1860 in New York. He published a pamphlet titled "New School Methodism" that created controversy and led to the ejection of another influential church member who distributed the pamphlet. Joel Dalbey (1810-1869) was Methodist Episcopal Church minister and then Methodist Protestant Church minister and leader in the mid-19th century primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Iowa. The Methodist Protestants split from the Episcopal Church in 1828. He presided over the North Iowa Conference in 1863-1864. There were numerous splits within the Methodist Church in the mid-19th century based on religious, regional, and social issues. The northern Methodists were largely abolitionists. Only 23,000 of these revolvers were manufactured in the late 1850s and early 1860s prior to production shifting to the single action Army model. This rare presentation revolver has beautiful New York style scrollwork engraving with punch dot backgrounds on the top of the barrel, at the muzzle, a band on the cylinder, and nearly all of the frame and hammer. It is silver plated aside from the casehardened loading lever, hammer, and trigger and the blued screws. It has the standard "STARR'S PATENT JAN. 15. 1856." and "STARR . ARMS. Co. NEW. YORK." on the sides of the frame, small single letter inspection marks (most Starr revolvers were sold to the Union), matching serial numbers, round blade front and frame groove rear sights, and a checkered one-piece grip. There is a "JG" monogram on the hinge below the serial number. The case is fitted to the gun and includes a silver oiler, an Eley Bro. cap tin with caps, silver "E. PLURIBUS UNUM" powder flask with sloped charger, L-shaped combination nipple wrench and screwdriver, wooden handle screwdriver with silver fittings, a silver plated conical bullet mold, an package for "SIX/JOHNSTON & DOW'S/WATERPROOF & COMBUSTIBLE/CARTRIDGES,/For Starr's Army Pistol," one cartridge, and one loose bullet.

Class: Antique

Excellent. 95% plus of the original silver plating remains. There are some small patches of flaking and minor pitting primarily confined to the barrel. The silver has taken on an attractive aged patina. There are "shadows" of the original case colors and blue finish on the small components. The grip is very fine and has crisp checkering and some minor handling and storage marks. The engraving patterns and markings are crisp throughout, and the action functions very well. The case is fine and has a piece absent from the right front corner and some mild fading and staining on the interior. Most of the accessories are very fine and retain nearly all of the silver plating and have a dark aged patina. The wood handles have mild wear including some small cracks. This is a rare example of a presentation engraved Starr Arms revolver given by one Methodist leader to another on Christmas Day 1864.

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Fine Civil War Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion Revolver Fine Civil War Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion Revolver

Fine Civil War Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #1084 (Sale Order 1084 of 889)

Fine Civil War Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion Revolver

After the expiration of Samuel Colt's basic patent on the revolver in 1857, the army liked the solid frame design adopted by Remington and requested that they make some in military calibers. The resulting Beals Army and Navy revolvers were manufactured in the early 1860s. This example was manufactured for the government under contract and has small "WC" inspection marks, but was condemned as signaled by the larger "C" stamps on most of the components. The trigger guard also has a silver plated finish, and this was generally only used on civilian revolvers suggesting it was produced on contract, condemned, and then refinished for the civilian market. Given this, the inspectors' cartouches on the grips are odd given this generally are only found on guns that passed inspection. It also has the standard two line patent and address marking on the top of the barrel, a large German silver cone front sight, standard top strap groove rear sight. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the barrel, left side of the frame under the grip, and on the underside of the right grip.

Class: Antique

Fine. The barrel retains 60% of the original blue finish. Traces of the original blue remain on the cylinder and frame, but they primarily display a dark brown patina. There is some light oxidation and faint pitting. The trigger guard retains traces of the original silver plating and has an overall aged patina. The grips are fine and have minor handling marks and some light scratches. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp.

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Scarce Martially Inspected Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver Scarce Martially Inspected Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Scarce Martially Inspected Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #1085 (Sale Order 1085 of 889)

Scarce Martially Inspected Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Only 6,000 of these Dec. 17, 1861 patent Army revolvers were manufactured in 1862 before production shifted to the New Model series. The Army found the ability to slide the cylinder pin out with the loading lever closed to be too insecure for battlefield use. Many of the 1861s were altered by adding a screw on the loading lever, but this example has not been altered and is an earlier production revolver with no safety notches on the cylinder. It has a German silver cone front sight, the two line patent and address marking on the top of the barrel, "JW" on the left side of the barrel and frame at the breech, "WW" on the side of the cylinder, and script "CGC" cartouches (inspector C. G. Curtis) on both grips. The loading lever, cylinder pin wing, and trigger guard are all stamped "C," and the serial number, "2649," is marked on the bottom of the barrel, rear face of the cylinder, and left side of the grip frame. Consignor states this item was previously on display at the Cody Firearms Museum from the Slim Kohler collection.

Class: Antique

Fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 60% of the original blue finish and remnants are in the protected areas of the frame. The hammer has 75% case colors, and the trigger guard is mostly bright with only minor aged patina. There is some mild pitting primarily on the breech end of the barrel. The slightly undersize grips are very good with sharp cartouches and have some chips along the edges and some scattered scratches. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp throughout.

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U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver

U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #1086 (Sale Order 1086 of 889)

U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver

This revolver is was manufactured during the transition from Model 1861 to New Model Army revolvers. It has the older style cone front sight, two line 1858 patent and address marking on the barrel (no New Model mark), the New Model style loading lever, and safety notches on the cylinder. There are small single letter inspection marks throughout and a script "BH" cartouche on the left grip. The rear face of the cylinder is marked "00" and "49," and the full serial number, "19049," is marked on the bottom of the barrel and left side of the grip frame and hand marked on the underside of the grips. The Remington New Model revolvers were the second most commonly used revolvers during the Civil War and were second only two Colt's Model 1860 Army. While the New Model Army revolvers were slightly more expensive, they proved to be more durable and were well received by the men who used them. The idea of rapidly switching cylinders for reloading has been thought to be an advantage, but such a move was likely far less common on the battlefield than it is at the range today or in Hollywood. Most men wanting extra firepower simply carried multiple handguns just as pirates, cavalrymen, and sailors had done for centuries. Some portraits from the Civil War depict men carrying three or more revolvers or a combination of single shot pistols, pepperboxes, and revolvers. This was especially popular with raiders and irregular units. Buffalo Bill Cody's endorsement of Remington's New Model revolvers is simple and perhaps the best; he wrote: ". . .it never failed me."

Class: Antique

Very fine as arsenal refurbished after the Civil War for the Indian War. 90% of the armory blue finish remains. Most of the fading is on the grip frame and upper section of the frame which have gray and brown patina. There are also some minor marks and scratches. The lack of marring on the rear of the cylinder, strong finish (including in the cylinder chambers), and only light cylinder drag line suggest the revolver saw very little use. The reoiled grips are very good and have a few small dings and marks. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp.

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Three Vintage Photographs of Men Armed with Remington Revolvers Three Vintage Photographs of Men Armed with Remington Revolvers

Three Vintage Photographs of Men Armed with Remington Revolvers

Lot #1087 (Sale Order 1087 of 889)

Three Vintage Photographs of Men Armed with Remington Revolvers

1) Cased tintype of a seated First Sergeant with a Remington-Beals Navy revolver. Blush has been applied to the cheeks and gold paint to the trim and sergeant's chevrons and lozenge. In a 2 1/2 x 3 inch gutta percha case. This portrait is pictured on page 34 of "Remington: America's Oldest Gunmaker" by Roy Marcot, as is #2. 2) Carte-de-visite style portrait of an enlisted soldier with a Remington 1861 Army revolver in hand and a bayonet and capbox on his belt in a 3 x4 1/4 inch gutta percha case. 3) 3 3/4 x 5 5/8 inch paper-mounted portrait of an enlisted soldier with a modified Remington-Beals revolver. An unverified hand-written note on the back identifies the soldier as a Private J.M. Black, a member of Barberie's Cavalry Battalion in Alabama. Consignor states these are from the Jay Huber collection.

Class: Other

1) The portrait is very good, and the case is good with some minor scuffs and dings. 2) The picture is good, with a small tear in the top going into the hairline (pen repaired) and mild creasing. The frame is good, with some bending of the metal and mild exterior wear. 3) Fair, with some stains and scuffs.

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Civil War Martially Inspected Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver Civil War Martially Inspected Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Civil War Martially Inspected Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #1088 (Sale Order 1088 of 889)

Civil War Martially Inspected Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

The New Model Army was the second only to the Colt Model 1860 Army in widespread use during the Civil War and was well-regarded by the soldiers. The solid frame design is more robust and stable than Colt's percussion revolvers and provides a long sight groove. This later revolver was manufactured in 1864-65 and has the standard New Model markings and features, including the "pinched" front sight and matching serial numbers. There are small single letter inspections marks throughout and an "RH" inspection cartouche on the left grip. The left grip also has six deliberate notches along the lower edge.

Class: Antique

Fine. 50% plus of the original blue finish remains overall. Most of the remaining finish is on the frame, and the cylinder and barrel primarily display brown patina. There are some light scratches and dings throughout. The grips are also fine with sharp cartouche, notches visible on the lower left panel, and scratches consistent with handling and use. The markings are crisp, and the action functions fine.

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Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Navy Percussion Revolver Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Navy Percussion Revolver

Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot #1089 (Sale Order 1089 of 889)

Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Navy Percussion Revolver

This revolver was manufactured during the transition from Model 1861 to New Model revolvers in 1862-1863. This change was abrupt due to the Ordnance Department's request that the Elliott-style cylinder pin and loading lever be abandoned due to concern about the pins sliding loose on the battlefield. The revolver has the older style cone front sight, two-line 1858 patent and address marking on the barrel (no New Model mark), the New Model style loading lever and double wing cylinder pin, and safety notches on the cylinder. A small "B" is marked on the left side of the trigger guard, and the matching serial number is on the bottom of the barrel and the left side of the grip frame. Consignor states this item was previously on display at the Cody Firearms Museum from the Slim Kohler collection.

Class: Antique

Fine. 30% of the original blue finish remains. Most of the original finish is on the barrel, and the cylinder has a strong bland of original blue. The balance is primarily an irregular mix of brown and gray patina. The varnished grips are very good and have numerous dings and scratches. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp.

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Four Tintypes of Men Bearing Remington Revolvers Four Tintypes of Men Bearing Remington Revolvers

Four Tintypes of Men Bearing Remington Revolvers

Lot #1090 (Sale Order 1090 of 889)

Four Tintypes of Men Bearing Remington Revolvers

1) Framed tintype of a seated man wearing a vest and wielding a revolver in each hand, a Remington Smoot in the left hand and an unidentified spur trigger 22 in the right. Installed in a Diatite-brand gutta percha wall frame, 4 1/8 inches wide and 5 3/8 inches tall. 2) Cased tintype of a seated man with a Smoot revolver, in a 3 1/4 inch wide and 3 3/4 inches tall gutta percha case. 3) Cased tintype of a seated man in a nice suit holding a spur trigger revolver, identified by the consignor as a Remington Iroquois, in a pressed leather case 3 1/8 inches wide and 3 5/8 inches tall. 4) A loose tintype of two men, one sitting and one standing with a spur trigger revolver (likely a Remington Smoot) tucked into his waistband, with a backdrop of wetland plants. The back is signed "Green Cove Springs Fla/3-6-1882", and includes a paper envelope from Isaac Haas' photo parlor in Green Cove Springs which is hand marked "Joseph S Rich (sitting)/Frank May)" on the back. Consignor states these are from the Jay Huber collection.

Class: Other

1) Good, with a few light spots and flecks on the tintype and mild wear on the frame. 2) Fair, the case has some cracks and chips, and the tintype has some flakes. 3) The picture is very good with some light flakes, and the case is fair with some scuffs and wear. 4) Good, with some light handling marks on the tintype. The standing man's face is a bit blurry from movement. The envelope shows a number of tears and scuffs.

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Modern Statue of President Abraham Lincoln with Proclamation of Emancipation Modern Statue of President Abraham Lincoln with Proclamation of Emancipation

Modern Statue of President Abraham Lincoln with Proclamation of Emancipation

Lot #1091 (Sale Order 1091 of 889)

Modern Statue of President Abraham Lincoln with Proclamation of Emancipation

This is an outstanding massive bronze sculpture of a standing President Abraham Lincoln holding in his hands the Emancipation Proclamation. President Lincoln is dressed in formal attire with a slightly bowed head. The bronze is signed on the right side of the base "COPYRIGHT BY/LEONARD W. VOLK 1891". The bronze rests on a 2 inch thick marble plinth. 33 inches tall and weighs approximately 100 lbs. By Leonard Volk (Am. 1828 - 1895).

Class: Other

Near mint overall with a nice darkened bronze patina, light handling marks, and some light scuffs on the base.

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Bronze Bust of Abraham Lincoln by John H. Rogers Bronze Bust of Abraham Lincoln by John H. Rogers

Bronze Bust of Abraham Lincoln by John H. Rogers

Lot #1092 (Sale Order 1092 of 889)

Bronze Bust of Abraham Lincoln by John H. Rogers

John Rogers, a classic American sculptor, is known for his plaster images of early American life as well as the 80 castings of the American Civil War. Rogers only did 3 bronze castings in his lifetime. The 3 castings were of Picket's Charge, One More Shot, & this one of President Abraham Lincoln. This gilded bronze patina of Abe shows the President with a remorseful & worried look on his face. President Lincoln was faced with many challenges of the Civil War as well as other domestic & international challenges of his presidency. This bronze is signed on the back "JOHN ROGERS NEW YORK". The dimensions are: 6 7/8 inches tall, 4 3/8 inches wide. 3 inches deep. The bust rests on a 4 7/8 inch square, black marble plinth, sitting 2 inches high. Weight is 7 pounds 3 ounces. We cannot guarantee age or authenticity.

Class: Other

Very fine overall.

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U.S. Inspected Starr Arms Model 1863 Single Action Army Civil War Revolver U.S. Inspected Starr Arms Model 1863 Single Action Army Civil War Revolver

U.S. Inspected Starr Arms Model 1863 Single Action Army Civil War Revolver

Lot #1093 (Sale Order 1093 of 889)

U.S. Inspected Starr Arms Model 1863 Single Action Army Civil War Revolver

Blade and hammer notch sights, with the left side of frame marked "STARR ARMS Co. NEW. YORK." and the right "STARR'S PATENT JAN. 10. 1856.". Matching numbers on the barrel, frame and cylinder, with single letter inspection proofs on some parts. Smooth one piece grip, with oval cartouches on either side.

Class: Antique

Very fine, with 75% plus of the original blue finish, showing areas of gray patina, scattered surface rust and edge wear. Grips are very fine, with feathered grain, sharp cartouches, and some minor dings on the butt. Mechanically excellent.

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Identified Civil War Era Medical Sash and Major's Epaulettes, Attributed to a Surgeon with the India Identified Civil War Era Medical Sash and Major's Epaulettes, Attributed to a Surgeon with the India

Identified Civil War Era Medical Sash and Major's Epaulettes, Attributed to a Surgeon with the India

Lot #1094 (Sale Order 1094 of 889)

Identified Civil War Era Medical Sash and Major's Epaulettes, Attributed to a Surgeon with the Indiana Volunteer Infantry

1) Green silk sash, 2 3/8 inch wide and approximately 102 inches long, with a 7 inch tassel on each end. Good, with some stains and fading. 2) A pair of Major's epaulettes, black velvet construction with gold bullion embroidered borders and leaves. Both parts of the lot lack makers marks. Notes included by the consignor attribute the items to a William C. Hendricks, who is on record as an assistant surgeon and later full surgeon with the 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry and surgeon with the 149th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. While the 149th had a relatively uneventful career, serving roughly half a year of garrison duty in 1865, the 31st saw more vigorous service, and while Hendricks was with them (November 1861 - May 1864) they were involved with the capture of Fort Donelson, the Battle of Shiloh, the siege and occupation of Corinth, Buell's Campaign, the Battle of Perryville, Stones River, and the Chicamauga Campaign.

Class: Other

Fair overall, with some wear, fading and stains. The tassels are solid.

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Grand Army of the Republic Solid Gold Medal Inscribed to the Commander of the Department of Maryland Grand Army of the Republic Solid Gold Medal Inscribed to the Commander of the Department of Maryland

Grand Army of the Republic Solid Gold Medal Inscribed to the Commander of the Department of Maryland

Lot #1095 (Sale Order 1095 of 889)

Grand Army of the Republic Solid Gold Medal Inscribed to the Commander of the Department of Maryland

Constructed from gold with enamel accents, the medal measures 5 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide, consisting of 5 individual elements secured by chains with a total weight of 1.5 ounces. The first is a spread-winged eagle perched atop a set of crossed cannons and a stack of cannonballs, the second a two-star epaulet with black enamel field and stone accented stars, third a red and white maltese cross with a prominent diamond in the center, fourth a pair of crossed rifles, and fifth the star of the Grand Army, which bears the inscription on the rear "PRESENTED TO/James E. Van Sant./COMMANDER/DEPT OF MARYLAND/G.A.R./BY HIS COMRADES/APRIL 9th/1917". Born in 1846, Van Sant was a NCO and Drum Major with the 24th Iowa Volunteer infantry (1862-1865). Also known as the "Temperance Regiment" due to the recruiting Colonel's explicit call for men who were anti-alcohol, the 24th participated in the Vicksburg Campaign (seeing action at Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Big Black River Bridge and Vicksburg itself), the Red River Campaign, and the Battle of Cedar Creek. At the time of the inscription, Van Sant had been the 1-term mayor of Ellicott City, Maryland, and its Chief of Police from 1877 to 1904, in addition to financial work. Van Sant passed on in 1921.

Class: Other

Very fine, with a few light handling marks overall. The accent stones have not been formally appraised for weight or composition.

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Civil War Era Field Desk with Writing Implements, Period Documents, and Books Civil War Era Field Desk with Writing Implements, Period Documents, and Books

Civil War Era Field Desk with Writing Implements, Period Documents, and Books

Lot #1096 (Sale Order 1096 of 889)

Civil War Era Field Desk with Writing Implements, Period Documents, and Books

The included research and original documents indicate Henry Dwight Grant served in multiple New York infantry units during the Civil War and first enlisted in the 117th N. Y. Reg. in August 1862 as a sergeant in Company I. He was captured at the Battle of Bermuda Hundred in action on May 16, 1864, at Drewry's Bluff. The exterior of this writing desk has various markings including "H. D. Grant/Boonville/Onieda Co. N.Y." There are also pieces of an old express label that still have "ADA" and "EXPRESS" visible. Included are several historical documents. Perhaps the most interesting document is a letter (transcription also included) from "Sunday Morning May 29th 1864' addressed "My Dear Wife" and signed "H. D. Dwight" complete with original envelope with an Old Point Comfort, VA. Stamp (the exchange point for letters) in which he details life in the Libby prison camp in Richmond, the comfort of having a photo of his wife, and mentions Butler not allowing prisoner exchanges until the Confederates agreed to "exchange Negro Soldiers on equal footing with the white and I see no prospect of their doing that very soon." Benjamin F. Butler was highly influential as an abolitionist, politician, and a Civil War major general. He is responsible for the idea of seizing fugitive slaves as contraband to weaken the Southern war effort which in turn led to the push for full emancipation, organizing units from freed slaves and former POWs, the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, and the Civil Rights Act of 1875. For other wartime actions, he was personally listed by Jefferson Davis for execution if captured. Also included is H. Dwight Grant's appointment as a second lieutenant in the 117th Regiment of New York Infantry dated the 14th of December 1863. Another is a discharge document from September 1865 listing Grant as five feet ten inches tall, of light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, and as lumberman at the time of enlistment it is signed by Brevet Captain Benjamin Seaward. Also included are the following post-Civil War items: a copy of "Proceedings of Annual Encampment G.A.R. New York, 1906," a pocket sized copy of the New Testament printed in London and signed "Sidney T Grant" on the inside (possibly a son or grandson), a white feather used as a quill pen with black ink stains at the tip, a leather bound inkwell with a German double eagle emblem and "KKA PRIV," and a N. Flayderman & Co. letter from 1964 discussing the desk and the letter from Grant to his wife.

Class: Other

The desk is very good with moderate field wear, some insect damage, and various marks and stains overall. The documents range from fine to very good. Some of the documents are mildly worn and have creases, but all are legible and in surprisingly good condition given their age. The letter to his wife and envelope are particularly astounding pieces. The ink well and other items are also very good and has some mild storage wear.

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Exceptional Nickel Plated Remington New Model Navy Cartridge Revolver Exceptional Nickel Plated Remington New Model Navy Cartridge Revolver

Exceptional Nickel Plated Remington New Model Navy Cartridge Revolver

Lot #1097 (Sale Order 1097 of 889)

Exceptional Nickel Plated Remington New Model Navy Cartridge Revolver

Remington manufactured these "Improved Navy" revolvers from the early 1870s into the late 1880s. Most left the factory originally as cartridge revolvers and were not actually conversions. They used existing percussion revolver components but were fitted with rimfire or centerfire cylinders, loading gates, and ejector rods. This example has the "pinched" style blade front sight, "PATENTED SEPT. 14 .1858. MARCH 17. 1863/E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. NEW YORK. U.S.A./NEW MODEL" on the barrel, frame groove rear sight, matching serial numbers, casehardened hammer, niter blue small parts, smooth grips, and nickel plated remaining components. Many of these conversions saw extensive use in the late 19th century and are well worn; this example, however, has been excellently maintained. The consignor states this item was previously on display at the Cody Firearms Museum from the Slim Kohler collection.

Class: Antique

Excellent. 90% plus of the original nickel plating remains. The hammer retains 80% case colors. Most of the minor flaking is on the trigger guard. There are a few minor marks and small patches of light pitting. The grips are very good and have a few minor scratches and small pressure marks. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp.

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Scarce Documented Special Order Serial Number 10 Remington New Model Single Action Belt Percussion R Scarce Documented Special Order Serial Number 10 Remington New Model Single Action Belt Percussion R

Scarce Documented Special Order Serial Number 10 Remington New Model Single Action Belt Percussion R

Lot #1098 (Sale Order 1098 of 889)

Scarce Documented Special Order Serial Number 10 Remington New Model Single Action Belt Percussion Revolver

This revolver is pictured on pages 68 and 69 of "The Guns of Remington" by Madaus and Goodwin where it is identified as having been manufactured in 1865 and as having been part of "Slim" Kohler's famous Remington collection. It has a half-moon blade front sight, silver plated frame, smooth grips, and standard markings including the matching Special Order Department serial number, "10," on the bottom of the barrel, underside of the grips, and left side of the grip frame. Special Order Department Remington revolvers are very rare. Evidence suggests less than 100 were manufactured. The consignor states this item was previously on display at the Cody Firearms Museum.

Class: Antique

Fine as partially refinished. 50% of the original finish remains. The silver plating on the frame has a dark patina in most areas and there are some minor cold blue touch ups on both sides of the rear of the frame. The grips are very good and have pleasant natural tones and grain and only a few minor blemishes. The action functions fine and the markings are crisp.

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Rare and Fine Remington-Rider Double Action New Model Percussion Belt Revolver Rare and Fine Remington-Rider Double Action New Model Percussion Belt Revolver

Rare and Fine Remington-Rider Double Action New Model Percussion Belt Revolver

Lot #1099 (Sale Order 1099 of 889)

Rare and Fine Remington-Rider Double Action New Model Percussion Belt Revolver

Only an estimated three to five thousand of these Rider revolvers were manufactured from 1863 to 1873. The first three hundred has fluted cylinders and many of the later revolvers left the factory configured for .38 caliber metallic cartridges. The top barrel flat is stamped "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./NEW MODEL," and the matching serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel and left side of the grip frame and handwritten on the underside of the smooth grips. It has a round blade front sight and deep top strap groove rear sight. The consignor states this item was previously on display at the Cody Firearms Museum from the Slim Kohler collection.

Class: Antique

Fine. The frame displays traces of blue with the balance primarily brown and gray patina. The trigger guard retains 95% plus of the original silver plating and displays a dark aged patina, and the hammer has more than half of the original case colors. The remaining components retain more than 75% original blue finish and primarily have gray patina where the finish has faded. The grips are also fine and have some minor dings and varnish flakes mostly on the right panel. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp.

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Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #1100 (Sale Order 1100 of 889)

Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

The Remington New Model Army Revolver was issued in greater quantities by the Union than any other revolver except the Colt Model 1860 Army. The revolver has Remington's high polish blue finish on the barrel, cylinder frame, and loading lever. The hammer has a casehardened finish, and the trigger is niter blue. The underside of the barrel is numbered "77561" and the left side of the frame under the grip is numbered "79761", (nonmatchnig). The top of the barrel is marked: "PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILLION NEW YORK.U.S.A. / NEW--MODEL.". Small sub-inspector initials are stamped on most components. The grips have no visible cartouches.

Class: Antique

Fine with refinished grips. 60% of the original blue finish remains along with traces of the original case colors and niter blue. The brass is partially bright and has some aged patina. There is brown and gray patina where the finish is faded and a distinct cylinder drag line. There is some faint pitting and light oxidation. The undersize refinished replacement grips are good with some repairs on the bottom, some strike mark, light scratches, and some chipping at the toes. The action functions excellently, and the markings are clear.

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Collector's Lot of Two Remington Cartridge Conversion Revolvers -A) Remington Model 1861 Navy Cartri Collector's Lot of Two Remington Cartridge Conversion Revolvers -A) Remington Model 1861 Navy Cartri

Collector's Lot of Two Remington Cartridge Conversion Revolvers -A) Remington Model 1861 Navy Cartri

Lot #1101 (Sale Order 1101 of 889)

Collector's Lot of Two Remington Cartridge Conversion Revolvers -A) Remington Model 1861 Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver


Collector's Lot of Two Remington Cartridge Conversion Revolvers -A) Remington Model 1861 Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver
A small number of Model 1861 Navy revolvers were sent to Remington as part of a 1,000 piece conversion contract in 1875. The top barrel flat is marked "PATENTED DEC. 17 1861/MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS' ILLION. N.Y.", and the matching serial numbers are marked on the bottom barrel flat and under the left side grip. It is double stamped once "18420" and later "500" and is fitted with a silver cone front sight, a brass trigger guard marked "R", and oil finished walnut grips with a groove top frame rear sight. The left side of the barrel and frame are marked "P" with the barrel threads visible.

Manufacture: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1861
BBL: 7 3/8 octagon
Stock:
Gauge: 38 CF
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 18420
Class: Antique

Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 50% of the factory blue finish (done at time of conversion) with a brown patina on the barrel and other bare areas, a gray patina on the grip straps, and significant finish retention on the lever arm, frame, and cylinder. The trigger guard has an attractive aged patina. The case colors are still visible on the hammer. The revarnished grips are good with a repair on the rear edge on the left side and otherwise only minor marks.

B) Converted Remington Double Action New Model Belt Revolver
This revolver is fitted with an altered shorter barrel marked "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E.REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, USA/NEW MODEL" on the top barrel flat with the matching serial numbers on the bottom flat, trigger guard, and underneath the left grip panel. It has a fixed blade front sight and groove in top of the frame for a rear sight. Fitted with a converted cylinder marked "1014", a nickel plated trigger guard, and oil finished walnut grips.

Manufacture: Remington Arms Inc
Model: New Model
BBL: 4 1/2 inch octagon
Stock:
Gauge: 38 RF
Finish: blue
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 5332
Class: Antique

Condition: Very good as modified (barrel shortened). The pistol retains 60% of the blue finish with nearly all finish remaining on the barrel, significant finish remaining on the cylinder aside from the cylinder rotation marks, and finish fading and worn on the frame with a brown patina forming. The nickel trigger guard is bright with some minor wear and marks. There are tooling marks around the sight and loading lever catch. The grips are very fine with only a few minor dings and marks.

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Rare Documented Civil War Confederate Leech and Rigdon Percussion Revolver Rare Documented Civil War Confederate Leech and Rigdon Percussion Revolver

Rare Documented Civil War Confederate Leech and Rigdon Percussion Revolver

Lot #1102 (Sale Order 1102 of 889)

Rare Documented Civil War Confederate Leech and Rigdon Percussion Revolver

This is a highly sought after example of an original Confederate Model 1851 Navy type percussion revolver that was manufactured by Leech & Rigdon of Greensboro, Georgia, c., 1863-1864. Total production of Leech & Rigdon revolvers was approximately 1500 guns manufactured for a Confederate government contract. "CONFEDERATE HANDGUNS' by Albaugh, Benet and Simmons lists the highest known Leech & Rigdon serial number as 1490. The revolver has the distinctive Leech & Rigdon, Dragoon style, part round/part octagon, barrel with brass cone front sight. The six-shot cylinder with six stop slots and no safety pins. The hammer face is not slotted for a safety pin. The loading lever has a pin and ball latch. The recoil shield lacks a capping channel. The revolver has a brass back strap and trigger guard. The hammer spur has coarse hand-knurling. The one-piece walnut grip is oil finished. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "LEECH & RIGDON CSA" reading toward the breech. The loading lever, wedge, barrel lug, frame, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap are serial numbered "1224". All of the visible serial numbers match. A Leech & Rigdon inspection mark consisting of four small punch markings in a square is stamped on the right front trigger guard bow. This revolver is listed by serial number on page 53 of "CONFEDERATE HANDGUNS" with the notation: "Loading lever is the pin and ball type. The face of the hammer is not notched. No safety pin on cylinder.".

Class: Antique

Very good. The revolver shows the hard service wear typical of Confederate made weapons. The iron components have an attractive silver-gray patina overall. There is moderate pitting visible on the barrel and the sides of the loading lever. The markings on the top of barrel are faint but legible. The frame and hammer show some light pitting with scattered spots of age discoloration. The left side of the sighting notch on the hammer is broken off. There is moderate flash pitting present on the percussion nipples and rear portions of the cylinder. The left side of the hammer face is broken. The brass trigger guard and back strap have an attractive, untouched, aged patina. The serial numbers on all components are sharp. The one piece walnut grip is in very good condition with moderate handling wear. There are a number of shallow dents on the bottom of the grip. This is a solid original representative example of a rare and important Confederate Leech and Rigdon Percussion revolver.

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Scarce Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle-Musket Scarce Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle-Musket

Scarce Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle-Musket

Lot #1103 (Sale Order 1103 of 889)

Scarce Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle-Musket

This Confederate percussion rifle was manufactured by the Fayetteville Armory in North Carolina in 1864. This rifle has a low profile lock plate dated "1864", "S" shaped hammer, and barrel with block-style front sight for socket bayonet. It is correctly fitted with a brass forearm cap, trigger guard, buttplate, and flat barrel bands secured by band springs. The rifle is fitted with a straight shank, iron ramrod with tulip head. The stock is straight grain American walnut. In addition to the "1864" date behind the hammer, the lock plate is stamped with a small eagle and shield above "C.S.A." followed by "FAYETTEVILLE". The top of the barrel is dated "1864," and the left side is stamped with "eagle head", "P" and "V" proof and inspection marks. The two barrel bands are stamped "U" facing the band springs. The heel of the buttplate is stamped "C.S.A." in front of the buttplate screw. The left stock flat is stamped with the large oval inspection mark found on some "Type IV" Fayetteville rifles. The left stock flat is also marked with the deeply cut soldier initials "B. C" followed by a maltese cross. The cross could be the Army of the Potomac V Corps insignia which would indicate the rifle was a war trophy. The Fayetteville rifles were a copies of the U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1855 rifle manufactured with machinery captured from the U.S. arsenals at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and Fayetteville, North Carolina. An estimated 8,000-9,000 of these well-made rifles were manufactured between 1862 and 1855; approximately 5000 of these rifles were "Type IV" rifles. Included with the rifle are copies of information relating to Isaac Bullivant and the 15th Regiment of New York Heavy Artillery. The 15th was part of the artillery reserve attached to the V Corps and participated in numerous important battles in Virginia including the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Hatcher's Run, and Appomattox Court House.

Class: Antique

Good. The rifle is in above average condition for a Confederate weapon. The barrel has an untouched deep brown age patina, with light-moderate moderate age texture. There is moderate-heavy flash pitting on the bolster, percussion nipple, portions of the barrel adjacent to the bolster, barrel tang, hammer and upper portions of the lock plate. A small chip is missing from the top of the lock plate behind the nipple bolster. The barrel date is nearly obscured by flash pitting but the barrel proof and inspection marks and lock plate markings are clear. The oval "P.B." inspection mark on the left stock flat is faint but visible. The original rear sight is missing and the rifle has a period replacement, handmade, fixed rear sight. The tulip head ramrod appears to be of the period of the rifle. The brass, forearm cap, barrel bands, trigger guard and buttplate have not been polished and have a very attractive, untouched patina. The stock is in good condition with handling wear on the left flat, considerable edge wear around the rear of the lock plate, and a six-inch chip on the left edge of the ramrod channel ahead of the lower barrel band. This is a desirable example of a one of the best made Confederate shoulder arms.

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Identified Sharps New Model 1859 Saddle Ring Carbine with Research Identified Sharps New Model 1859 Saddle Ring Carbine with Research

Identified Sharps New Model 1859 Saddle Ring Carbine with Research

Lot #1104 (Sale Order 1104 of 889)

Identified Sharps New Model 1859 Saddle Ring Carbine with Research

This carbine has the standard New Model 1859 markings and features and is one of the 3,000 early carbines with brass furniture. 1,600 of these were purchased by the State of Georgia from Sharps, and another 400 were purchased by the state on the commercial market in 1860. They are known to have been issued to Georgia's cavalry and infantry units. This example has had "C. C. BROOKS CO. H. GA." hand-marked on the left side of the stock. Included documents indicate that Cicero C. Brooks enlisted on March 3, 1862, in Company H of "Cobb's Legion" in the 9th Georgia Cavalry. They fought in the Seven Days Battles, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Upperville, Hunterstown, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Bentonville. Brooks joined as a first sergeant and was then elected third lieutenant on March 28, 1862, and killed on July 2, 1863, during the fighting around Hunterstown on the outskirts of the Battle of Gettysburg. The action was a skirmish at Beaverdam Creek on July 2, 1863, primarily between Confederate cavalry under Brigadier General Wade Hampton and Michigan Cavalry Brigade under George Armstrong Custer's cavalry. Bugler Henry Jackson of Cobb's Legion stated, "Finally we ran into your dismounted men, who were on both sides of the road, and into a large barn on the left. Every door and window was a blaze of fire, and every man who was with me fell." Nonetheless, Lieutenant Brooks continued to press forward until Custer's 6th Michigan firepower brought the men to a halt.

Class: Antique

Poor as extensively refurbished overall. The carbine displays artificially applied dull gray-blue blend over extensive pitting. Draw file marks are visible on front half of frame. The period replaced barrel band and the buttplate display an aged patina. The wood is fine and has chipping, dings, and light marks. The action functions fine, and the markings are mostly clear with the serial number having been re-engraved.

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Scarce Spencer Model 1867 Repeating Rifle Scarce Spencer Model 1867 Repeating Rifle

Scarce Spencer Model 1867 Repeating Rifle

Lot #1105 (Sale Order 1105 of 889)

Scarce Spencer Model 1867 Repeating Rifle

Only around 7,000 of these Model 1867 rifles were manufactured. This example has the standard bayonet stud/blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight, forearm with cap and three barrel bands, "M1867" on the top of the barrel at the breech, "SPENCER REPEATING/RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS./PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860" on the top of the action, and sling swivels on the middle band and bottom of the stock. No government acceptance marks are visible. Though the Spencer was among the best weapons used during the Civil War, peace ultimately led to the demise of the company in 1869. Like many American firearms makers, the company was dependent on government contracts and failed to shift to the less lucrative civilian market. Hunters and sportsmen also preferred stronger single shot weapons over the Spencer's high rate-of-fire (20+ shots per minute). Nonetheless, Spencer rifles and carbines continued to be used by soldiers on the American Great Plains and even in Europe in the hands of the French during the Franco-Prussian War.

Class: Antique

Very fine. 60% plus of the vivid original case colors remain and 60% plus of the thinning original blue finish remain. The balance has a nice gray and brown patina and some light spotting. The wood is very fine and has some minor abrasions and small dents. The action functions fine and the markings are crisp. This is a very fine example of a scarce and desirable Spencer model 1867 Rifle.

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Very Fine U.S. Civil War J. P. Lindsay Model 1863 Two Shot Percussion Rifle Musket Very Fine U.S. Civil War J. P. Lindsay Model 1863 Two Shot Percussion Rifle Musket

Very Fine U.S. Civil War J. P. Lindsay Model 1863 Two Shot Percussion Rifle Musket

Lot #1106 (Sale Order 1106 of 889)

Very Fine U.S. Civil War J. P. Lindsay Model 1863 Two Shot Percussion Rifle Musket

The American Civil War led to tremendous firearms experimentation. Even though breech loaders and repeaters were available by 1863, J. P. Lindsay's design for a rifle firing two superposed loads was likely found to be desirable due to the fact that it could be used with the widely issued .58 caliber ammunition used in the standard rifle muskets rather than a proprietary cartridge like those used with many of the breech loaders. Nonetheless, only an estimate 1,000 of these odd rifles were manufactured. Lindsay's design called for loading superposed charges and using two separate hammers controlled by a single trigger. The trigger first releases the right hammer so it strikes the right nipple and ignites the front charge, and then a second pull of the trigger fires the second, rear charge allowing for two quick shots in roughly the same amount of time a standard rifle musket could get off one shot. Attempts at using superposed loads date back to at least the 16th century and some were even designed with numerous charges in a barrel at one time. These systems were always prone to severe safety risks, but in theory the ball or bullet of each load should seal the barrel and prevented the next charge from being prematurely ignited. However, accidents happened often enough due to the expanding gas sliding rearward around the projectiles to the powder charges or sometimes from mechanical failures or sparks or embers reaching the ignition points. Two charges simultaneously igniting would have catastrophic results for the weapon and often its user. Accidents such as this are believed to be responsible for the low number of these Model 1863 double shot rifle muskets that survive. This example has the standard military sights and is marked with "LINDSAY/PATENT'D. OCT. 9. 1860." at the breech and two "ADK" (A.D. King) cartouches on the left flat.

Class: Antique

Very fine. Most of the metal surfaces remain arsenal bright and there is some mottled, light brown patina primarily at the front section of the barrel. The stock is also very fine good and has some dings and dents from storage. The action functions excellently, and the markings are crisp.

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U.S. Contract Civil War Colt Special Model 1861 Rifle-Musket U.S. Contract Civil War Colt Special Model 1861 Rifle-Musket

U.S. Contract Civil War Colt Special Model 1861 Rifle-Musket

Lot #1107 (Sale Order 1107 of 889)

U.S. Contract Civil War Colt Special Model 1861 Rifle-Musket

These Colt muskets were produced throughout the Civil War under contract with the Union and state governments. An estimated 100,000 muskets were manufactured by the end of the war. This model is based on the Enfield Pattern 1853 and has many features later incorporated in the Springfield Model 1863. It features bayonet stud blade front and folding leaf rear sights, redesigned hammer, a nipple bolster with no clean-out screw and stamped with the eagle motif, Enfield type barrel bands, and a tulip head ramrod with straight shank. The stock is oil finished and is marked with crisp "DAP" (Dwight A. Perkins) and "JT" (likely John Taylor) cartouches. The lock plate is dated "1863" at the tail and has "U.S./COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO./HARTFORD CT." on the body. The barrel is also dated "1863" and has the "V/P/eagle head" proof and inspection marks on the upper left flat and "W.P" (William Page) and "STEEL" on the left flat. "U.S." is stamped on the top of the buttplate heel. "U" is stamped on the right side of the barrel bands facing the muzzle. There are sub-inspection marks on most components.

Class: Antique

Very fine as repolished overall. There are only some minor blemished from handling and storage including some faint spots of brown patina on the hammer and barrel and some pressure marks and slight abrasions on the otherwise very fine reoiled stock. The lock functions fine, and the markings throughout are nice and crisp.

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Exceptional Sharps 1859 New Model 1863 Rifle Upgrade Exceptional Sharps 1859 New Model 1863 Rifle Upgrade

Exceptional Sharps 1859 New Model 1863 Rifle Upgrade

Lot #1108 (Sale Order 1108 of 889)

Exceptional Sharps 1859 New Model 1863 Rifle Upgrade

Sharps New Model 1859 rifle with lug for saber bayonet on the underside of the replaced New Model 1863 barrel (number C39491). Approximately 1,000 Sharps New Model 1863 rifles were manufactured with saber bayonet lugs. (This particular example is unique in that it is numbered in the 1859 serial range, just after the Berdan Sharpshooter Rifle!) Surviving examples are scarce. The rifle has a military blue 30 inch barrel with steel block front sight and R.S. Lawrence patent folding leaf rear sight with 1,000 yard center notch. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "SHARPS RIFLE/MANUFG. CO./HARTFORD CONN." ahead of the rear sight and "NEW MODEL 1863" behind it. The forearm tip, barrel bands, receiver, hammer, side plate, lever, patch box and buttplate are casehardened with vivid case colors. A complete R.S. Lawrence pellet primer is mounted on the receiver. The left side of the receiver is roll-stamped "C. SHARPS' PAT./SEPT. 12th 1848" in two-lines. "C. SHARPS' PAT./OCT 5TH 1852." is stamped in two-lines on the side plate and "R.S. LAWRENCE' PAT./APRIL 12th 1859" is roll-stamped in two-lines on the right side of the receiver behind the hammer. The serial number "57434" is roll-stamped on the upper receiver tang. The screws, Lawrence pellet primer, breechblock lever and breechblock have a fiery, niter blue finish. The left barrel flat is stamped with a small block letter "T.W.R." Ordnance sub-inspection mark. An illegible sub-inspection mark is stamped on the bottom of the forearm at the junction with the receiver. Single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on several components. The left side of the stock wrist is not stamped with the script, oval, Ordnance sub-inspection and final inspection marks found on most U.S. contract Civil War firearms.

Class: Antique

Near mint, as possibly Arsenal upgraded to New Model 1863 Specification. The rifle appears to be un-fired and shows only the slightest amount of storage wear. The barrel has nearly 100% of the military blue finish with perfect markings and a mirror bright bore. The forearm tip, barrel bands, receiver, side plate, hammer, lever, patch box and buttplate retain nearly all of the casehardened finish with vivid, unfaded case colors. The screws, pellet primer, breechblock lever, breechblock and band springs retain most of the fire blue finish. The stock and forearm are in nearly perfect condition; the wood is dry with unhandled grain. This is a stunning example of a 150 year old 1859 Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle in near mint condition.

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Original, Rare and Desirable Civil War Dated Ames Manufacturing Co. Model 1841 Mountain Howitzer Original, Rare and Desirable Civil War Dated Ames Manufacturing Co. Model 1841 Mountain Howitzer

Original, Rare and Desirable Civil War Dated Ames Manufacturing Co. Model 1841 Mountain Howitzer

Lot #1109 (Sale Order 1109 of 889)

Original, Rare and Desirable Civil War Dated Ames Manufacturing Co. Model 1841 Mountain Howitzer

This exciting 12-pound bronze, smoothbore howitzer was manufactured in 1863 at the height of hostilities between the North and South. It’s combination of firepower and portability made it one of the most popular artillery pieces during the Civil War, and they are highly prized by collectors today due to their diminutive size and former use by Cavalry and Mounted Troops. These fully mounted guns could be pulled by a team at high speeds over roads and trails or by a two-man team with three horses or mules that could advance over rugged terrain or mountainous canyons to hold large numbers of enemy troops at bay with relative ease. The tube, carriage and ammunition were carried by separate animals attached to specially designed racks and with only two men, one of these guns could be assembled or broken down in less than a minute with a system of only 4 large pins holding it together. Once assembled, the gun could fire explosive shells or the more feared spherical case canister (which was loaded with one-inch lead balls) to spray large swaths of thunderous and fiery pain over 1000 yards to devastating effect upon foot or mounted troops. A Federal battery of four proved "highly effective" at the decisive battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico and Nathan Bedford Forrest frequently employed mountain howitzers for the rapid close-in combat that he favored to the very last days of the war. This example has the standard 4.62 inch bore (12 lb.) and is marked "224 No.105 1863 A. M. Co. A.B.D." around the face of the muzzle. The barrel measures 33 inches long on the exterior. It is mounted on a wonderful Paulson Bros. Ordnance Corp. marked carriage with ramrod and cleaning rod. The wood on the carriage is olive green and the metal fittings are mostly painted black. The wheels stand 38 inches tall. This gun is the perfect size for office or gun-room display. Very few American made Civil War Mountain Howitzers are in private collections and several have sold recently both privately and at auction beyond the 60k range, with one selling recently without a carriage for over $60,000. New, reproduction carriages cost $7,000 and up. This is a great opportunity to easily fit a wonderful artillery piece into any office or collection room, making it the centerpiece of conversation and awe.

Class: Antique

Fine. The cannon tube shows use and has an attractive, smooth aged bronze patina with minor marks and staining with exceptionally crisp markings. The reproduction carriage is very good and has some oxidation on the wheels as is common.

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Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot #1110 (Sale Order 1110 of 889)

Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

Only an estimated 7,000 of these Model 1861 Navy revolvers were manufactured before production abruptly switched to the New Model series due to potential issues with the "Old Model" cylinder pins sliding loose in combat. This example has not been fitted with a filister screw. The U.S. Navy is estimated to have received less than a thousand of this model and the Army received most of the remaining revolvers. This example has the standard barrel marking, German silver cone front sight, frame groove rear sight, matching serial numbers and smooth grips. There is a "CGC" cartouche on the left panel and some small inspection marks.

Class: Antique

Very fine. 60% plus of the original bright blue finish remains. The hammer retains 70% original case colors and the trigger guard has an aged patina. The balance has primarily brown patina. The grips are also very fine and have raised feathered grain with only minor handling wear. The action functions fine and the markings, including the cartouche, are distinct.

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Very Fine, U.S. Civil War Contract, Rogers & Spencer Percussion Revolver Very Fine, U.S. Civil War Contract, Rogers & Spencer Percussion Revolver

Very Fine, U.S. Civil War Contract, Rogers & Spencer Percussion Revolver

Lot #1111 (Sale Order 1111 of 889)

Very Fine, U.S. Civil War Contract, Rogers & Spencer Percussion Revolver

U.S. contract .44 caliber percussion revolver manufactured by Rogers, Spencer & Co., of Willow Dale, New York in 1865. In November 1864, the Ordnance Department awarded a contact to the Rogers & Spencer Co., for 5000 .44 caliber revolvers. By the end of the Civil War in April 1865, Rodgers & Spencer had delivered 1500 revolvers. The remaining 3500 were delivered to the Ordnance Department by September 1865. The revolvers were never issued and were subsequently sold to Francis Bannerman. This well designed revolver has a full octagon barrel with nickel-silver cone front sight. The solid frame has a top strap sight groove. The six-shot cylinder has a safety notches between each chamber. The two-piece walnut grips have a flared butt. The revolver barrel, frame, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap have a high polish blue finish and the loading lever, hammer and trigger are color case-hardened. The top strap is roll-stamped: "RODGERS & SPENCER/ UTICA, N.Y." on either side of the sight groove. The serial number, "4472" is stamped on the underside of the barrel, loading lever, cylinder and bottom of the back strap. All of the visible serial numbers match. Small Ordnance "B" sub-inspection marks are stamped one each component. The lower left grip is stamped with an Ordnance inspection mark which consists of the script initials "RPB" enclosed in a rectangle.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The revolver retains 75% plus of the original high polish blue finish. Wear is limited to some small spots of flaking on the sides of the barrel and the back strap. The cylinder has the usual turn marks with light edge wear. The hammer and loading lever have nearly all of the muted color casehardened finish intact. The cylinder and percussion nipples are free from flash pitting. The two piece walnut grip has nearly all the original oil finish and has a nearly perfect Ordnance inspection mark; wear is limited to several minor handling marks and nicks in the edge of the butt. The action functions fine. This is a very fine example of arguably one of the best designed Civil War percussion revolvers.

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Fine Civil War Era Allen & Wheelock Army Model Center Hammer Percussion Revolver Fine Civil War Era Allen & Wheelock Army Model Center Hammer Percussion Revolver

Fine Civil War Era Allen & Wheelock Army Model Center Hammer Percussion Revolver

Lot #1112 (Sale Order 1112 of 889)

Fine Civil War Era Allen & Wheelock Army Model Center Hammer Percussion Revolver

This is an example of a Civil War production Allen & Wheelock Army revolver that was manufactured in Worchester, Massachusetts in 1861-62. Some estimates suggest Allen & Wheelock only manufactured approximately 700 of these center hammer revolvers and the Ordnance Department purchased 536 Allen revolvers in 1861; all are presumed to be .44 Army revolvers. The left side of the part octagon barrel is stamped with "ALLEN & WHEELOCK. WORCHESTER. MASS. U.S./LEN'S PT'S. JAN.13.DEC.15.1857.SEPT.7.18." The serial number is stamped on the inside of the trigger guard, the rear face of the cylinder, left side of the grip frame and underside of the grips. It has no government markings. Many revolvers sold on the civilian market during the Civil War were still used during the war as privately purchased sidearms; some may have even been snatched up by Confederate agents and issued below the Mason-Dixon Line.

Class: Antique

Fine. 30% plus of the bright original blue finish remains, primarily on the barrel and left side of the frame. Half of the rich case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The balance has golden brown and gray patina. The grips are very good and have minor dings and scratches. The action functions fine and the markings are crisp.

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Scarce Hoard's Armory Freeman Army Model Percussion Revolver Scarce Hoard's Armory Freeman Army Model Percussion Revolver

Scarce Hoard's Armory Freeman Army Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #1113 (Sale Order 1113 of 889)

Scarce Hoard's Armory Freeman Army Model Percussion Revolver

These rare Austin T. Freeman patent revolvers were manufactured by Hoard's Armory in Watertown, New York, in the final years of the Civil War. The design looks like a cross between the Remington and Starr revolvers. These revolvers have an interesting method of securing and removing the cylinder: a small switch on the right side that when press forward allows the cylinder and pin to fall out to the right. Total production is only estimated at 2,000 revolvers. None are known to have been purchased by the Federal Government. However, some may have been purchased and issued by state governments, and others were no doubt purchased privately and carried by soldiers. It is equipped with a small half-moon front sight, frame groove rear sight, "FREEMAN'S PAT.DECR 9. 1862" on the right side of the sight groove and "HOARD'S ARMORY, WATERTOWN, N.Y" on the left side of the groove, and smooth grips. The matching serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel, loading lever, frame, rear face of the cylinder, and underside of the grips. The Freeman Army Model Revolver was a robustly designed and finely finished revolver. Surviving examples of this limited production Civil War revolver are scarce in any condition.

Class: Antique

Fine. 60% plus of the original, bright blue finish remains. The balance has brown patina, some slight oxidation and faint pitting, and various marks and scratches. The grips are also fine and have some dings, scrapes, and small chips. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp. Only 2,000 of these Civil War era revolvers are estimated to have been manufactured and few survive in fine condition!

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Civil War Era L. Perrin Double Action Revolver Civil War Era L. Perrin Double Action Revolver

Civil War Era L. Perrin Double Action Revolver

Lot #1114 (Sale Order 1114 of 889)

Civil War Era L. Perrin Double Action Revolver

About 550 Perrin revolvers were purchased by the Union during the war by government agents through Alexis Godillot in Paris. Godillot also supplied Lefaucheux revolvers, uniforms, and other goods desperately needed for the war effort. His military boots were so well known in France that Godillot is slang there for boot. These Perrin revolvers are some of the rarest Civil War era handguns. Additional revolvers may have been imported for the commercial market after the war. It uses internally primed 12 mm metallic centerfire cartridges and has a six shot cylinder. This example is marked "No. 174" and "L. PERRIN" on opposite sides of the frame and cylinder and has a post front sight, notch rear sight, spurless hammer, attractively checkered grip and a lanyard loop. While many surviving Perrin revolvers left the factory armory bright, this example was blued.

Class: Antique

Very good plus. Strong remnants of bright high polish blue finish remain on the cylinder and a few spots of the frame. The balance has mottled gray and brown patina and some very slight pitting. The grip is fine and retains crisp checkering and displays only minor handling and storage marks. The action functions fine, and the markings are clear.

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Scarce Martially Marked Civil War C. S. Pettengill Army Model Double Action Percussion Revolver Scarce Martially Marked Civil War C. S. Pettengill Army Model Double Action Percussion Revolver

Scarce Martially Marked Civil War C. S. Pettengill Army Model Double Action Percussion Revolver

Lot #1115 (Sale Order 1115 of 889)

Scarce Martially Marked Civil War C. S. Pettengill Army Model Double Action Percussion Revolver

Only an estimated 3,400 of these revolvers were produced in the 1860s by Rogers, Spencer, & Co. in New York. An initial Ordnance Department contract for 5,000 of these revolvers was reduced to 2,000 in June 1862 after failed trials. The improved revolvers were accepted in the fall of 1862 and early 1863. They were issued to cavalry units including the 3rd Michigan who received 500 of them. This example has a cone front sight, frame groove rear sight, standard double action only mechanism, "WW" inspection marks, faint oval cartouche lightly visible on the left grip panel, a "V" and "PATENTED NOV 4 1862" on the bottom of the frame, "PETTENGILLS/PATENT 1856" and "PATD JULY 22 1856/JULY 27 1858" markings on the top strap, and the matching serial number on the cylinder, trigger guard, butt, and grips.

Class: Antique

Fair. The revolver primarily displays brown and gray patina and has some mild oxidation with traces of blue visible on the barrel flats. The grips are fair and have moderate handling wear, some small chips at the edges, and a larger sliver absent from the left panel at the top. The action functions but the cylinder is very loose and does not lock up, and most of the markings are clear.

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Scarce U.S. Inspected Mass. Arms Co. Adams Patent Navy Double Action Percussion Revolver Scarce U.S. Inspected Mass. Arms Co. Adams Patent Navy Double Action Percussion Revolver

Scarce U.S. Inspected Mass. Arms Co. Adams Patent Navy Double Action Percussion Revolver

Lot #1116 (Sale Order 1116 of 889)

Scarce U.S. Inspected Mass. Arms Co. Adams Patent Navy Double Action Percussion Revolver

Only 1,000 Navy Model Adams Patent revolver were manufactured by Massachusetts Arms Co. in Chicopee Falls between 1857 and 1861. Of these, only around 600 were purchased by the U.S. government. This example has small single letter inspection marks, and script "WAT" ( William Anderson Thornton) and "LCA" (Lucian C. Allin) cartouches on the sides of the checkered grip. The barrel has a blade front sight and the rear sight is a notch on the top of the frame at the rear. A Kerr's patent loading lever is mounted to the left side and runs parallel with the barrel. The top strap is marked "MANUFACTURED BY/MASS. ARMS. CO./CHICOPEE FALLS." The left side of the frame has "ADAMS PATENT/MAY 3D 1853.," and the right side has "PATENT/JUN 3 1855." The matching serial number is marked on the frame, cylinder, and side of the back strap.

Class: Antique

Very good plus. The loading lever retains more than half of the blue finish. The revolver retains 20% original blue with the balance having mostly an aged brown patina and some light oxidation. The grip is also very good and has crisp checkering and legible cartouches. The action functions fine, and the markings are mostly crisp.

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Scarce French Perrin Civil War Era Double Action Revolver Scarce French Perrin Civil War Era Double Action Revolver

Scarce French Perrin Civil War Era Double Action Revolver

Lot #1117 (Sale Order 1117 of 889)

Scarce French Perrin Civil War Era Double Action Revolver

Left in the white, this type II Perrin double action revolver is marked "PERRIN/& Cie Bte" in tiny letters on the right side of the frame and the serial number over a sunburst over "PARIS" on the left side of the frame. The matching serial number is marked on the frame, barrel and cylinder. Small numbers of these revolvers were imported during the Civil War. Various estimates put the number at about 1,000 and they are considered a secondary U.S. Martial piece. They employed an unusual cartridge, unique to this revolver, with an inside primed brass or copper case with a very thick rim around the base. No other cartridge would fit the chamber. This example has no military markings. The cylinder pin is kept in place by the ejector rod which swivels on a collar around the rear of the barrel. Fitted with a one-piece walnut grip with a steel butt cap and lanyard ring.

Class: Antique

Very fine The revolver has an overall original factory bright appearance showing a few areas of discoloration. The grip is also very fine with some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Whitney Whitney

Whitney "Eagle Co." Navy Model Percussion Revolver with Inscription

Lot #1118 (Sale Order 1118 of 889)

Whitney "Eagle Co." Navy Model Percussion Revolver with Inscription

The Whitney Navy is among the first quality solid frame revolvers manufactured and was introduced in the late 1850s after Colt's master patents expired. They were manufactured into the 1860s by Eli Whitney Jr. Whitney was previously charged with manufacturing Colt's famous Walker revolvers. Like Colt, Whitney's father is among the best known 19th century American inventors though Whitney, Jr. was arguably the more successful. This early example is a 3rd Type 1st Model and has the early "EAGLE CO." marking on the top of the barrel. It also features a small cone/post front sight, frame groove rear sight, eagle and shield cylinder scene, smooth grips with squared tops, matching serial numbers and the ball cylinder catch. The back strap is inscribed "HUGH DOUGHERTY." Multiple men with this name fought for both sides during the Civil War, including in units from Kansas, Delaware Infantry, New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Arkansas. We have no way to confirm which individual was the original owner.

Class: Antique

Fine. There is 30% of the original blue finish left on the barrel and cylinder and the balance has a blend of brown and gray patina. There is moderate edge wear especially on the barrel and a partially visible painted inventory number on the front strap. The grips are very good with much of the original varnish, mild edge and handling wear, a few dings and some light scratches. The action functions fine and the markings are mostly crisp.

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4th Type Whitney Second Model Navy Percussion Revolver 4th Type Whitney Second Model Navy Percussion Revolver

4th Type Whitney Second Model Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot #1119 (Sale Order 1119 of 889)

4th Type Whitney Second Model Navy Percussion Revolver

Manufactured in the late 1850s and early 1860s. The top of the barrel is marked "E. WHITNEY/N. HAVEN," and the cylinder has the roll scene including the eagle and shield designs. The serial number is marked on the loading lever and "209" is stamped on the cylinder pin retaining screw. It has standard post and frame groove sights and a pair of smooth grips.

Class: Antique

Good as partially refinished likely in period (frame). Some of the components have some cold blue and the balance has primarily a brown patina. There are various strike marks throughout and some patches of minor pitting. The grips are fine with some chipping at the lower edges and minor marks. The action functions fine and the markings are crisp.

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Scarce Martially Marked Remington-Beals Navy Model Percussion Revolver Scarce Martially Marked Remington-Beals Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Scarce Martially Marked Remington-Beals Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Lot #1120 (Sale Order 1120 of 889)

Scarce Martially Marked Remington-Beals Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Approximately 14,500 Beals Navy revolvers were manufactured in the early 1860s before production was switched to the Model 1861 and then to the New Model series. Only 1,500 of these are estimated to have been accepted by the U.S. government and of these only 500 were purchased for the Army and have inspection marks. It has the large German silver cone front sight, standard Beals and Remington barrel markings, top strap groove rear sight, double wing cylinder pin, smooth grips, matching serial numbers, small inspection marks and a "CGC" cartouche on the left grip panel.

Class: Antique

Very good. The barrel and cylinder retains 40% of the original blue finish and the balance has an established brown patina. The trigger guard has a dark aged patina. The grips are very good but are slightly undersized and have chips on the edges and a few dings. The action functions fine and the markings are crisp.

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Scarce Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver Scarce Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Scarce Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #1121 (Sale Order 1121 of 889)

Scarce Martially Inspected Civil War Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Only 6,000 of these Dec. 17, 1861, patent Army revolvers were manufactured in 1862 before production shifted to the New Model series. The government found the ability to slide the cylinder pin out with the loading lever closed to be too insecure for battlefield use. Many of the 1861s were altered by adding a screw on the loading lever, but this example has not been altered and is an earlier production revolver with no safety notches on the cylinder and concealed barrel threads. It has a German silver cone front sight, the two line patent and address marking on the top of the barrel, "PR" on the left side of the barrel and frame at the breech, "RR" on the side of the cylinder, single letter marks on most of the remaining components and evidence of a cartouche on the grips. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the barrel, rear face of the cylinder and left side of the grip frame.

Class: Antique

Good. The revolver primarily displays a brown patina and has some spots of slight pitting. The brass has an aged patina. The undersize replacement grips are fair and have moderate handling wear, some small chips at the heel and toe and light scratches. The action is fine. Most of the markings are crisp.

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U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver

U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #1122 (Sale Order 1122 of 889)

U.S. Civil War Remington Transitional New Model Army Percussion Revolver

This revolver falls into the known transitional range (10000-20000) and has the old style markings and German silver cone front sight and the newer style loading lever and cylinder pin. Small single letter inspection marks are on most of the components and the left grip is marked with script cartouche. The serial numbers on the bottom of the barrel and left side of the grip frame match. 106,000 New Model Army revolvers were purchased by the Union during the Civil War. It was second only to Colt's Model 1860 Army in use during the war.

Class: Antique

Very good. The loading lever and protected areas of the frame retains strong traces original case colors and the hammer is rich case colors. The balance displays gray and brown patina and some light oxidation. The grips are very good and have mild handling wear and some minor chips. Most of the markings are clear.

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Civil War U.S. Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver Civil War U.S. Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Civil War U.S. Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #1123 (Sale Order 1123 of 889)

Civil War U.S. Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

The Remington New Model Army Revolver was issued in greater quantities by the Union than any other revolver except the Colt Model 1860 Army. The revolver has Remington's high polish blue finish on the barrel, cylinder frame and loading lever. The hammer has a casehardened finish and the trigger is niter blue. The underside of the barrel is numbered "78095" and the frame is numbered "90252" on the left side under the grip, (nonmatching). The top of the barrel is marked: "PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILLION NEW YORK.U.S.A. / NEW--MODEL.". Small sub-inspector initials are stamped on most components. The script inspector's cartouche "BH" (Benjamin Harris 1861) is on the left grip panel.

Class: Antique

Fine as partially refinished (cold blue on front grip strap, forward frame and left recoil shield). 60% of the original blue finish remains on the balance. The balance has a brown patina. There are various dings and light scratches throughout. There is moderate marring at the rear of the cylinder from the hammer. The brass has a lightly aged patina. The grips are fine and have some small chips on the edges. The markings, including the cartouche, are mostly crisp throughout, and the action functions excellently.

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Historic Horstmann & Son/Weyersberg Etched Damascus American Officers Sword with Silver Grip, Sculpt Historic Horstmann & Son/Weyersberg Etched Damascus American Officers Sword with Silver Grip, Sculpt

Historic Horstmann & Son/Weyersberg Etched Damascus American Officers Sword with Silver Grip, Sculpt

Lot #1124 (Sale Order 1124 of 889)

Historic Horstmann & Son/Weyersberg Etched Damascus American Officers Sword with Silver Grip, Sculpted Furniture and Scabbard Inscribed to Medal of Honor Winner Henry W. Lawton, Veteran of the Civil War, Indian Campaigns, Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War

Manufactured by the Weyersberg firm of Solingen, Germany and sold through William Horstmann & Sons of Philadelphia, this sword follows the overall American staff and field pattern of the second half of the 19th century. Measuring 38 3/4 inches overall, the lightly curved single fuller blade is 32 3/4 inches long, showing a wavy etched Damascus pattern overall, with the lower half washed in gold with raised bright etching showing patriotic designs, oak and laurel branches and floral motifs, with the Horstmann address on the right side, the Weyersberg "kings head" on the right ricasso, and "IRON PROOF" on the flat spine. The sculpted brass hilt is fitted with a "screaming eagle" rear quillion, American Eagle designs on the guard and pommel, a laurel branch running up the knuckleguard and a brass wire wrapped German silver grip. Fine sculpted brass furniture is installed on the iron scabbard with the upper suspension band decorated with Columbia bearing a sword and American shield, an arrangement of a sword, torch, horn, eagle with an olive branch and a bible on the lower band, and a soldier bearing the American flag on the tip. The backside of all three are inscribed, with the lower band marked "Lt.Col. Henry W. Lawton/From the Officers and Men of the/30th Indiana Infantry Regt.Vol./February 10,1865", and the tip and upper band bearing an extensive battle record, starting at Shiloh and running through the Battle of Nashville. Born on March 17, 1843 Henry Ware Lawton was a student at a Methodist Episcopal college when the first calls for volunteers went out at the start of the Civil War. Leaving school to enlist in Company E of the 9th Indiana Volunteers, he served as a Sergeant, and participated in some of the earliest land skirmishes of the war before the 9th's 3 month term ended. Returning home, he re-enlisted within a month, joining the 30th Indiana Volunteers. While originally accepted as a First Sergeant, he was immediately tapped for commission as a Lieutenant. As an officer with the 30th, he would see over 22 ground engagements, earn the Medal of Honor for leading a team of skirmishers to seize and defend Confederate fortifications during the Atlanta Campaign, and be breveted to full Colonel. Completing his studies at Harvard, he joined the Regular Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and once again started climbing the ranks, earning a reputation as a tenacious Indian fighter. This tenacity would come into play when he was tapped to lead the pursuit of Apache war leader Geronimo; while the formal surrender would be given to Lawton's superior officer, Lawton's unit found Geronimo and brought him in alive, with the man himself attributing Lawson's relentless, hounding chase as a factor in his decision to surrender. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War Lawton was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Regular Army and made a Brigadier General of Volunteers, leading 6,000 men as part of the spearhead of the invasion of Cuba, besieging and later being appointed military governor of the city of Santiago. Returning to the states for medical reasons, he was then sent to the Philippines as a Major General of Volunteers, where he was dubbed "General of the Night" by a leader of the Philippine forces for his skill at organizing and leading nocturnal assaults. Leading from the front during the Battle of Paye on December 19, 1899, General Lawton was killed by an enemy sharpshooter, becoming the highest ranking American casualty of the conflict in the Philippines.

Class: Other

Fine. The very fine damascus blade shows some mild spotting, with over 75% of the fine original gold finish, strong etching and solid Damascus pattern. The guard shows evidence of being struck or battered, with a small crack just above the branch of the knuckleguard and some flattening of the counter-guard. The scabbard has turned an antique brown and gray patina, with traces of gilt finish on the furniture, sharp detail in the decoration and a slight bend in the upper suspension ring eye. A historic example of the Solingen blade arts, attributed to a major contributor to nearly a half century of American military history.

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Civil War Era U.S. Contract Remington Model 1863 Civil War Era U.S. Contract Remington Model 1863

Civil War Era U.S. Contract Remington Model 1863 "Zouave" Percussion Rifle

Lot #1125 (Sale Order 1125 of 889)

Civil War Era U.S. Contract Remington Model 1863 "Zouave" Percussion Rifle

Remington only manufactured approximately 12,501 of these Model 1863 "Harpers Ferry Pattern" rifles under government contracts during the Civil War. They are a blend of Model 1841 "Mississippi" and Model 1855 rifle attributes. Both of those models were previously manufactured by Remington and Harpers Ferry. None are known to have been issued to units during the Civil War despite these rifles' high quality. This example has the standard markings and features and is dated "1863" on the lock and barrel. The stock has crisp "HDJ" (Henry D. Jennings) and "BH" ( Benjamin Hannis) cartouches.

Class: Antique

Very fine. 90% plus of the lightly faded original blue finish and dark case colors remain. The brass fittings have an attractive aged patina. There are some minor spots of oxidation, primarily on the hammer, and some scattered dings and light scratches. The stock is also very fine and has some slight chipping at the tail of the lock and edges of the forearm, minor dings, and some scrapes. The lock functions fine.

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Sharps New Model 1863 Military Percussion Rifle Sharps New Model 1863 Military Percussion Rifle

Sharps New Model 1863 Military Percussion Rifle

Lot #1126 (Sale Order 1126 of 889)

Sharps New Model 1863 Military Percussion Rifle

Sharps New Model rifles are far less common than the carbines manufactured during the war, but proved to be reliable and accurate arms. The New Model 1859 was even selected to serve as the primary arm of the 1st and 2nd Regiments of U.S. Sharpshooters. This rifle falls into the correct range for the 6,150 New Model 1863 rifles designed for use with a socket bayonet. It has a blade front sight, Lawrence patent folding rear sight, standard markings, iron patch box and furniture, and sling swivels on the bottom of the middle barrel band and stock.

Class: Antique

Fair as refinished. The barrel has a mix of applied blue finish and dark brown patina as well as some light patches of gray patina. The other components also have a blend of gray and brown patina. There are spots of light pitting and oxidation throughout and some coarser oxidation and pitting on the breechblock. The refinished wood is also fair and has various small dings and scrapes and faint cartouches. The action functions fine, and the primary markings are clear.

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Exceptional Civil War Colt Model 1861 Special Rifle-Musket Exceptional Civil War Colt Model 1861 Special Rifle-Musket

Exceptional Civil War Colt Model 1861 Special Rifle-Musket

Lot #1127 (Sale Order 1127 of 889)

Exceptional Civil War Colt Model 1861 Special Rifle-Musket

These Colt muskets were produced throughout the Civil War under contract with the Union and state governments. An estimated 100,000 muskets were manufactured by the end of the war. This model is based on the Enfield Pattern 1853 and has many features incorporated in the Springfield Model 1863. This 1864 dated example has the standard markings and features, including an "M.N.M." inspection mark on the left at the breech and "AWM" and "JT" cartouches on the left stock flat.

Class: Antique

Near excellent. The rifle-musket appears unfired and shows only light storage and handling wear. There is no flash pitting on the hammer, percussion nipple, bolster or adjacent areas of the barrel. Most of the 'National Armory Bright' finish is intact with some tarnish from age. The musket is untouched and has not been cleaned or polished. The rear sight retains most of the original dull blue finish. All of the markings are crisp. The stock is in excellent condition with sharp edges and only minor handling marks. This is an original, untouched example of an important Civil War rifle musket and a key Colt longarm.

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Kentucky Marked Ball & Williams Ballard Military Rifle Kentucky Marked Ball & Williams Ballard Military Rifle

Kentucky Marked Ball & Williams Ballard Military Rifle

Lot #1128 (Sale Order 1128 of 889)

Kentucky Marked Ball & Williams Ballard Military Rifle

1,000 rifles were manufactured by Ball & Williams for an April 5, 1864, contract with the state of Kentucky and another 3,000 were manufactured for the state and delivered between July 1864 and March 1865. This example falls in the later range and has a dovetailed blade front sight, 100 yard notch rear sight with folding leaf graduated to 250 and 500 yards, "KENTUCKY" on the top of the frame, matching serial numbers at the breech, the manufacturer and agent markings on the left, Ballard patent marking on the right, extractor beneath the barrel, a carbine style stock and buttplate and a shortened forestock with one band and squared off face.

Class: Antique

Fair with shortened forearm. The barrel has a mottled brown patina, and the frame and other components have dark brown patina over mild pitting. The sanded, reoiled wood is fair as altered and repaired. There are some chips and dings, a filled crack at the wrist on the right, and hairline crack extending 5 1/2 inches from the buttplate, and a dark re-oiled finish. The action functions fine, and the markings are legible.

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Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Ames Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Ames Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword

Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Ames Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword

Lot #1129 (Sale Order 1129 of 889)

Desirable Martially Inspected Civil War Ames Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword

Measuring 36 inches overall, the sword is fitted with a 30 1/2 inch double fuller blade, etched with American martial and patriotic themes on both sides, with the Ames address on the right side above the ricasso and "US/G.W.S/1864" on the right ricasso. Engraved and pierced-through floral designs are present on the brass guard, with laurel designs on the helmet pommel and a sharkskin grip with brass wire wrapping. With a black leather scabbard with brass furniture, marked with the three-line Ames address on the throat and "JH" on the drag.

Class: Other

Very fine as professionally refurbished, with the blade repaired, reattached five inches rear of the tip, and showing pitting near the tip, strong original etching on the balance, a mixed aged patina on the brass components, and some scuffing and wear on the fine grip and scabbard.

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Scarce Joslyn Model 1855 Scarce Joslyn Model 1855

Scarce Joslyn Model 1855 "Monkey Tail" Carbine

Lot #1130 (Sale Order 1130 of 889)

Scarce Joslyn Model 1855 "Monkey Tail" Carbine

Only 1,500 of these carbines are estimated to have been manufactured by A. H. Waters of Milbury, Massachusetts, in 1855 and 1856. Interestingly, these Joslyn arms were the last firearms manufactured by Asa H. Waters. The Waters family had been involved in U.S. martial arms contracts since at least the 1808 contract muskets. These Joslyn carbines were issued on a limited basis to several Federal volunteer cavalry regiments early in the Civil War. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Ohio Cavalry were each issued 100 of these, and the 6th who were issued 250. Benjamin Franklin Josyln's later Model 1862 and 1864 carbines were one of the more widely used breech loaders manufactured during the war including use by the 11th Ohio Cavalry. The lock is marked "A. H. WATERS & CO./MILBURY MASS," and the "tail" has "PATD BY/B.F. JOSLYN./AUG. 23, 1855." with some letters obliterated by a circular repair. It has a large blade front sight and notch rear sight with adjustable folding ladder. A saddle ring bar with ring is mounted on the left stock flat and has a lightly visible oval cartouche above it.

Class: Antique

Very good as partially restored (stock and butt). Most of the metal surfaces have brown patina aside from the brass, which displays an aged patina. There are spots of light oxidation and pitting, primarily on the hammer. The stock is very good as repaired in the wrist area and refinished. There are some slivers and chips absent from some edges around the refabricated brass buttplate. The lock functions fine, and most of the markings are clear.

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Civil War American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Carbine Civil War American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Civil War American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Lot #1131 (Sale Order 1131 of 889)

Civil War American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Just over 30,000 carbines based on Dr. Gilbert Smith's 1857 patented break action design were manufactured during the Civil War by the Mass. Arms Co., American Machine Works, and American Arms Co., all based in Massachusetts. Smith was from Buttermilk Falls, New York, and his arms were distributed by Thomas Poultney and D. B. Trimble of Baltimore. Nearly all of the carbines manufactured were issued to several Union cavalry units, and thus all but the earliest examples have saddle rings on the left side of the action. A select few were sold on the commercial market. Smith's design was easier initially to load than many of the other percussion weapons used during the war and utilized an India rubber cased cartridge and tightly sealing breech design that also offered a better gas seal and thus higher velocities. Nearly 4 million cartridges were manufactured by three different companies during the war. The main weakness was that the rubber cases were often difficult to remove and was more difficult to source during the war than the commonly used paper cartridges. This example has the standard German silver blade front sight, folding ladder rear sight without range markings, three sets of markings on the left side of the action, matching serial numbers on the bottom of the hinge, "L.F.R." on the left barrel flat at the breech, and "G.P." stamped on the left side of the wrist. No standard cartouche is visible suggesting this may be one of the very few examples sold by private retailers such as Schuyler, Hartley & Graham perhaps after being rejected for an unknown reason. The high overall condition further suggests civilian purchase.

Class: Antique

Very fine. 75% of the original blue finish remains, and 30% subdued case colors are visible on the action and hammer. The balance has a primarily gray patina, and there is some light spotting and oil staining. The reoiled stock is fine and has a few small handling and storage marks. The forearm is fine and has a small repair on the right side rear and a few minor dings. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp. This is a very attractive representative of on of the better Civil War carbine designs.

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Very Fine Civil War Martially Marked Massachusetts Arms Co. Second Model Maynard Patent Percussion C Very Fine Civil War Martially Marked Massachusetts Arms Co. Second Model Maynard Patent Percussion C

Very Fine Civil War Martially Marked Massachusetts Arms Co. Second Model Maynard Patent Percussion C

Lot #1132 (Sale Order 1132 of 889)

Very Fine Civil War Martially Marked Massachusetts Arms Co. Second Model Maynard Patent Percussion Carbine

20,000 of these Second Model carbines were manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Company in 1863 to 1865 and were issued to Union cavalry units. They were based on the designs of Dr. Edward Maynard who was a dentist by trade and also a talented inventor and was responsible for the invention of the Maynard tape priming system as well as several dental tools. This carbine has blade front and three leaf rear sights, standard Mass. Arms Co. and Edward Maynard markings, the serial number on the lower tang, single letter inspection marks, a saddle ring and bar on the left side of the action, "GWS" and "JM" cartouches on the left side of the stock wrist, and a smooth buttstock.

Class: Antique

Very fine. This carbine appears to have been little, if ever, used. 95% of the original blue finish remains on the barrel. The hammer and trigger retain strong fire blue, and 60% of the partially faded original case colors remain on the other components. There are a few small spots of pitting and some small scrapes and imperfections. The stock is also very fine and has crisp cartouches, some bruising and abrasions, and strong oil finish with raised grain. The action functions excellently, and the markings are crisp.

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Scarce Sharps & Hankins Short Cavalry Style Saddle Ring Carbine Scarce Sharps & Hankins Short Cavalry Style Saddle Ring Carbine

Scarce Sharps & Hankins Short Cavalry Style Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot #1133 (Sale Order 1133 of 889)

Scarce Sharps & Hankins Short Cavalry Style Saddle Ring Carbine

This variation is also known as the 11th New York Volunteer Cavalry Model given the 11th Cavalry was equipped with Sharps & Hankins carbines. Some experts suggest as few as 500 of these carbines were manufactured. This example has a blade front sight, adjustable notch rear sight, standard markings, and a brass buttplate. Included with the carbine is a copy of "The Sharps and Hankins Carbine" article by J. Richard Salzer from The Gun Report. Salzer notes that many of these short carbines had the tinned finish rarely seen on the longer variants. There is a faint marking on the wrist to the right of the lower tang.

Class: Antique

Fair. There are traces of tinned finish, primarily on the frame, and the balance has gray patina, some brown forming, and some areas of slight pitting. The sanded and re-oiled wood is fair and has dents and scratches. The action functions fine, and the markings are mostly clear.

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Unique Half Leather Variant Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Carbine Unique Half Leather Variant Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Carbine

Unique Half Leather Variant Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Carbine

Lot #1134 (Sale Order 1134 of 889)

Unique Half Leather Variant Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Carbine

The leather covers on the Sharps & Hankins carbines are designed to protect the barrel from corrosion caused by exposure to salt water when used by sailors and are thus typically found on the Navy version. In the included book "U.S. Military Carbines from the Civil War and the Indian Campaigns, to the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection" by John D. McAulay, the photographs on page 81, indicate a leather covered version of the Sharps & Hankins carbine was only issued to cavalry units. Both of the men pictured are from the 11th New York Cavalry and are equipped with sabers and carbines with leather barrel covers. The author notes that the 11th received their carbines in September 1864; some of these had covers and many were the shorter version. Note that this example, and those pictured, do not have the muzzle piece found on the Navy versions, the screws are further forward, and they have similar amounts of leather covering remaining. The book also discusses several instances when the various versions of these carbines were used in combat. It has a blade front sight, adjustable notch rear sight, standard Sharps & Hankins markings, and a smooth stock with brass buttplate. Over 6,000 carbines were purchased for the Navy and only a few hundred are estimated to have been purchased by the U.S. Army, primarily without the leather cover.

Class: Antique

Very good. 6 inches of the mostly deteriorated leather cover remains. The barrel has a plum brown blend of faded original finish and dark patina. The action has subdued case colors, brown patina, and a few patches of oxidation and mild pitting on the barrel and frame. The buttplate has an aged patina with varied tones. The stock is very good and has some light scratches and chips. There is a rectangular section on the right that shows evidence of a prior label. The action functions very well and the markings are crisp.

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American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Civil War Carbine American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Civil War Carbine

American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Civil War Carbine

Lot #1135 (Sale Order 1135 of 889)

American Machine Works Smith Patent Breech Loading Percussion Civil War Carbine

The Smith carbine was designed by Dr. Gilbert Smith of Buttermilk Falls, New York, in the late 1850s and was manufactured by the American Machine Works of Springfield, Mass., Massachusetts Arms Company, and American Arms Company of Chicopee Falls, Mass., from 1861 to 1865. The Smith was one of the more popular cavalry carbines used during the war. A total of 30,362 Smith carbines were purchased by the United States during the Civil War. Smaller quantities of the carbines were sold commercially including through Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. Poultney & Trimble served as Gilbert Smith's agents. This early American Machine Works carbine has the standard three sets of markings on the left side of the frame and the saddle ring and bar. The matching three digit serial number is on the bottom at the hinge. The barrel has the standard German silver blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight and is marked "L.F.R." on the left flat. The stock has a oval "JH" inspector's cartouche on the left side of the wrist.

Class: Antique

Very fine as partially refinished (front half of barrel). The balance, (near half) retains most of the original blue finish and 90% plus original case colors on the receiver. There is some minor edge wear, fading on the rear collar and buttplate, and some scattered minor marks from storage and use. The wood is excellent and has only superficial scratches and minor dings. It is mechanically excellent and has crisp marking including the cartouche.

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Civil War Contract Remington Type I Split Breech Saddle Ring Carbine Civil War Contract Remington Type I Split Breech Saddle Ring Carbine

Civil War Contract Remington Type I Split Breech Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot #1136 (Sale Order 1136 of 889)

Civil War Contract Remington Type I Split Breech Saddle Ring Carbine

5,000 of these carbines were manufactured during the Civil War on contract with the U.S. Government at the end of the Civil War. They were subcontracted to Savage Revolving Arms Co.; Remington subsequently repurchased 3,600 of them and resold them to France for use during the Franco-Prussian War. The carbines were the predecessors of the more well known Remington rolling block rifles and carbines. This example has a "pinched" blade front sight, notch rear sight with folding leaf graduated to 100, 300, and 500 yards, saddle ring and bar on the left, and "REMINGTON'S ILION, N.Y./PAT. DEC. 28, 1863 MAY 3 & NOV. 16, 1864." on the upper tang.

Class: Antique

Good. The carbine primarily displays mottled brown patina and has some small spots of minor oxidation. The reoiled wood is very good. The forearm is more well worn and has some chips and dents whereas the stock is mostly smooth and has some small storage marks. The action functions fine, and the markings are clear.

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Burnside Civil War Percussion Carbine Burnside Civil War Percussion Carbine

Burnside Civil War Percussion Carbine

Lot #1137 (Sale Order 1137 of 889)

Burnside Civil War Percussion Carbine

The 5th Model variation of the Burnside carbine was the most widely used during the Civil War. Approximately 43,000 were manufactured between 1863 and 1865. It was based on George P. Foster's improvements of General Ambrose E. Burnside's designs. Like the Fourth Model, it has a pivoting breechblock that allows for much easier loading. It also has the addition of a guide screw that aides in smoother operation. This example has a bayonet stud style blade front sight, notch and folding leaf rear sight (graduated for 100, 300, and 500 yards), "BURNSIDE'S PATENT/MODEL OF 1864" on the top of the action, matching serial numbers, and two boxed cartouches on the left side of the stock.

Class: Antique

Fine as partially refinished with some cold blue touch ups visible on the barrel. The receiver retains 50% of the original case colors. The barrel has some light blue finish and gray and brown patina on the balance. The wood is very fine and has various small scratches and minor dings. It is mechanically excellent and has mostly crisp markings including both cartouches on the left side of the buttstock.

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Scarce Civil War Burnside Third Model Percussion Carbine Scarce Civil War Burnside Third Model Percussion Carbine

Scarce Civil War Burnside Third Model Percussion Carbine

Lot #1138 (Sale Order 1138 of 889)

Scarce Civil War Burnside Third Model Percussion Carbine

Only 1,500 of these Third Models were manufactured by the Burnside Rifle Company in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1862. They were designed by General Ambrose E. Burnside and improved by George P. Foster and received strong reviews in antebellum trials and from Civil War battlefields. Burnside himself did not have the best record during the Civil War and is probably most famous for being the origin of "sideburns" which were initially popular known as "burnsides" in the era. They differ from the Second Models in that they have forearms, and they retain the solid breechblocks unlike the hinged Fourth and Fifth Models. It has a blade front sight, notch and folding leaf rear sight (graduated for 100, 300, and 500 yards), "CAST STEEL 1861" on the top of the barrel, "BURNSIDE'S PATENT/MARCH 25TH, 1856" on the top of the action, the matching serial number on the receiver and breechblock, "BURNSIDE RIFLE CO/PROVIDENCE=R.I." on the lock plate, "G. P. FOSTER PAT./APRIL 10TH 1860" on the lever release latch, and "MM" and "WAT" cartouches on the left side of the stock.

Class: Antique

Good as partially refinished. Mostly a partially enhanced artificial brown patina remains with some patches of slight pitting. The wood is very good with sharp original cartouches and has scattered dings and handling and storage marks. The action functions fine, and the markings are crisp.

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Civil War Type I Merrill Breech Loading Percussion Carbine Civil War Type I Merrill Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Civil War Type I Merrill Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Lot #1139 (Sale Order 1139 of 889)

Civil War Type I Merrill Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

This late type I carbine was manufactured by James H. Merrill of Baltimore, Maryland, and has a blade front sight, notch rear sight with two folding leaves marked for 300 and 500 yards, brass patch box and furniture, the type I knurled latch, a sling bar and ring attached to the left stock flat, the serial number and "J.H. MERRILL BALTO/PAT.JULY, 1858/APL 9 MAY 21-28-6" on the lock, "J.H. MERRILL BALTO/PAT.JULY 1858," a script inspector's cartouche on the left flat, and the matching serial number on the breech lever, and various assembly marks. The patch box contains a spare nipple. Total production of type I and II Merrill carbines was just under 14,500, and nearly all were issued to Union cavalry units and saw use during the war. A copy of "A Treatise on Merrill Military Firearms-Part 1" by Phillip E. Faller is included. The article discusses Merrill's patents and some of the variations seen on these carbines such as the stepped joint of the barrel and breech of this example and the smooth/tapered joint seen on others.

Class: Antique

Fair. The refinished barrel and saddle ring bar have an artificial gray-brown patina and some mild pitting that has been cleaned over. The breech and lock have a dark brown patina and some spots of light pitting, and the brass has an aged patina. The stock has some minor chips at the edges, a few minor pressure marks and scratches, and is otherwise mostly smooth with a dark oiled finish. Most of the markings are crisp, and the lock and lever function fine.

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Civil War First Type Lindner Breech Loading Carbine Civil War First Type Lindner Breech Loading Carbine

Civil War First Type Lindner Breech Loading Carbine

Lot #1140 (Sale Order 1140 of 889)

Civil War First Type Lindner Breech Loading Carbine

This is one of the reported 892 First Type carbines manufactured based on Edward Lindner's patent for the U.S. Government during the Civil War. They were likely manufactured at Amoskeag Manufacture Co. as were the Second Type carbines. Of the 892 First Type carbines manufactured, 391 were delivered to the Michigan Cavalry circa November 1861, and 501 were delivered to the 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry in late 1863. The carbine is loaded by turning a rotating collar locking device on the barrel 180 degrees to the left. The breechblock is then pushed upward by a spring. The carbine has the correct First Type breechblock patent marking: "EDWARD LINDNER'S/PATENT/MARCH 29, 1859," and the lock plate is correctly without markings. A saddle ring is mounted on the left side of the stock. The carbine has a blade front sight and a two leaf rear sight. A faint inspector's cartouche is stamped near the buttplate tang.

Class: Antique

Fair. The metal surfaces mostly have a light artificial silver-gray patina, and there are some patches of mild pitting on the collar and handle. The stock is good as refinished and has some minor hairline cracks and scattered dings. The lock functions fine and the markings are mostly clear.

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Unique Lindner Patent Breech Loading Conversion of a Bavarian Percussion Carbine Unique Lindner Patent Breech Loading Conversion of a Bavarian Percussion Carbine

Unique Lindner Patent Breech Loading Conversion of a Bavarian Percussion Carbine

Lot #1141 (Sale Order 1141 of 889)

Unique Lindner Patent Breech Loading Conversion of a Bavarian Percussion Carbine

The Springfield Armory National Historic Site indicates that approximately two and a half thousand Austrian carbines were converted to the Lindner system around 1860. The included consignor research notes indicate the system was adopted by the Royal Bavarian Army in the 1860/61, and 391 were sold by Samuel Smith to the U.S. Government. Just over one hundred Model 1841 "Mississippi" rifles were also converted by Lindner, and the standard Lindner carbines manufactured at Amoskeag Manufacturing Company were the only breech loaders used by the Union that were compatible with the standard .58 caliber paper cartridges used in the standard muzzle loading rifle-muskets. This carbine has blade and notch sights, "EDWARD LINDNERS/PATENT/MARCH 29TH 1859" on the top of the breechblock, "L&Z 383" on the right side of the breechblock, "383" on the bottom of the barrel at the forend cap and on some of the small components, and some other small markings. The stock has a saddle ring on the left and primarily brass furniture.

Class: Antique

Good. The barrel has a mottled gray patina. The brass has an aged patina, and most of the remaining surfaces display brown patina. There are areas of pitting, mostly light. The revarnished wood is also good and has scattered small dings and light scratches. The lock functions fine but the sear bridle is broken. The markings are mostly crisp.

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Civil War Starr Arms Co. Percussion Carbine Civil War Starr Arms Co. Percussion Carbine

Civil War Starr Arms Co. Percussion Carbine

Lot #1142 (Sale Order 1142 of 889)

Civil War Starr Arms Co. Percussion Carbine

20,601 breech loading percussion carbines were manufactured by Starr Arms Co. of Younkers, New York, during the Civil War. Many were issued to cavalry units fighting in the West during the Civil War. They were designed by Ebenezer T. Starr and were initially more highly rated than the Sharps carbines in government tests. They often received poor reviews from the troops due to misinformation concerning ammunition. An Ordnance Department officer spread the false notion that the Starr fired the same cartridge as the Sharps, and thus units were sent Sharps ammunition instead of the slightly longer Starr cartridges which led to misfires. When used with proper cartridges, the Starr is arguably one of the best breech loading percussion designs of the era. This example has a blade front sight; notch and folding leaf rear sight; saddle ring on the left side of the action; the standard Starr address and patent markings on the barrel, upper tang, and lock; and brass fittings. The base of the forearm has the hand carved marking "HB".

Class: Antique

Good. The barrel has a dark brown patina, and the action has a mottled blend of gray and brown patina. The brass has a mildly aged patina, and there are some spots of light oxidation. The revarnished wood is fair and has scattered light scratches and bruising. It is mechanically fine and has clear markings.

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Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine

Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine

Lot #1143 (Sale Order 1143 of 889)

Very Fine Smith's Patent Percussion Breech Loading Civil War Carbine

Manufactured by American Machine Works, Springfield, Massachusetts and was one of the most important Federal Cavalry carbines. Designed by Gilbert Smith, the production of this breech loading percussion carbine was almost entirely consumed by government contracts, with limited numbers going to the civilian market. A total of 30,362 Smith carbines were purchased by the United States during the Civil War. Smith carbines were considered to be accurate and reliable weapons. Standard three sets of markings on the left side of the frame "MANUFACTURED BY/AM'N MCH'N. WRKS/SPRINGFIELD. MASS", agents' names "ADDRESS/POULTNEY & TRIMBLE/BALTIMORE U.S.A." and "SMITH'S PATENT/JUNE 23, 1857". Matching serial number on the receiver and barrel. Dovetail brass blade front sight and folding leaf rear sight correctly absent of yard markings. Blue barrel and trigger guard, niter blue barrel latch and casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip walnut stock with a steel carbine buttplate. There are two sharp "JM" cartouches on the left wrist.

Class: Antique

Very fine with 85% plus of the original blue and 75% casehardened finish remaining, showing some minor spotting on the breech end of the barrel, receiver and trigger guard. The wood is also very fine with a few small chips on the wrist of the stock at the receiver, a large oval dent in the center of the buttstock comb and some scattered minor dings and dents. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Early Production Civil War Spencer Repeating Carbine Early Production Civil War Spencer Repeating Carbine

Early Production Civil War Spencer Repeating Carbine

Lot #1144 (Sale Order 1144 of 889)

Early Production Civil War Spencer Repeating Carbine

This carbine was manufactured early in the production of the Civil War Model (11000-61000). The first carbines were delivered in the fall of 1863 and were issued primarily to mounted units. Around 50,000 were manufactured and delivered by the war's end. The Burnside-Spencers further boosted the influence of Christopher Spencer's design. This example has the standard markings and features including a script cartouche on the left wrist.

Class: Antique

Fair as refinished. The carbine displays primarily an artificial mottled gray patina with some slight pitting and scattered marks. The dark, revarnished wood is fair and has some slight chipping around the barrel band and various minor dings from use. Most of the markings are clear, the action functions fine.

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Civil War Era B. Kittredge & Company Marked Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Military Carbine Civil War Era B. Kittredge & Company Marked Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Military Carbine

Civil War Era B. Kittredge & Company Marked Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Military Carbine

Lot #1145 (Sale Order 1145 of 889)

Civil War Era B. Kittredge & Company Marked Frank Wesson Two-Trigger Military Carbine

During the Civil War, Frank Wesson supplied around 3,000 of these carbines to B. Kittredge & Company of Cincinnati. Kittredge then supplied 760 to Indiana, 1,366 to Kentucky, and others to Kansas and Missouri. Most were then issued to units from those states and had the marking "B. KITTREDGE & CO./CINCINNATI, O." added next to the standard "F. WESSON PATENT/OCT 25 1859" barrel marking. it has a blade front sight, two leaf rear sight, smooth stock, and has the early style frame with the slotted link on the right side near the breech. Sling swivels are fitted on the underside of the barrel and the lower tang.

Class: Antique

Fine. 50% plus of the original blue finish remains. 40% of the original casehardening remains on the triggers, hammer, and buttplate. The sides of the frame at the breech have numerous scratches, and there is also some light pitting. The stock is also fine and has only minor dings and marks and an even oil finish. The markings are clearly legible, but some are light. The action functions fine.

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Ball & Williams Manufactured .54 Caliber Ballard Patent Carbine Ball & Williams Manufactured .54 Caliber Ballard Patent Carbine

Ball & Williams Manufactured .54 Caliber Ballard Patent Carbine

Lot #1146 (Sale Order 1146 of 889)

Ball & Williams Manufactured .54 Caliber Ballard Patent Carbine

The absence of Ball & Williams or Dwight, Chapin & Co. markings on this carbine indicate it is one of the 1,000 carbines assembled by Ball & Williams and sold to the State of Kentucky in April 1864. The receiver is marked "MERWIN & BRAY/AGT'S N.Y." on left side and "BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV 5, 1861" on right side. It has a blade front sight, notch rear sight with folding leaf, an extractor on the bottom of the barrel at the breech, and sling swivels on the barrel band and bottom of the stock.

Class: Antique

Fine. 30% plus of the faded, dark original blue finish remains, primarily on the barrel, and the balance has brown patina and some limited patches of minor pitting. The wood is very good and has scattered dings, scratches, and pressure marks. The action functions fine and the markings are legible.

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Civil War Contract Palmer Bolt Action Carbine by E. G. Lamson & Co. Civil War Contract Palmer Bolt Action Carbine by E. G. Lamson & Co.

Civil War Contract Palmer Bolt Action Carbine by E. G. Lamson & Co.

Lot #1147 (Sale Order 1147 of 889)

Civil War Contract Palmer Bolt Action Carbine by E. G. Lamson & Co.

This carbine was manufactured in 1865 and was part of a 1,001 gun contract with the Ordnance Department. The Palmer Carbine is historically significant as the first bolt-action, metallic cartridge firearm accepted by the Ordnance Department. A quarter turn of the short handle bolt exposes the chamber for loading. The barrel has a half moon front sight and notch rear sight with folding leaf. A sling bar and ring is mounted on the left stock flat. The lock plate is dated "1865" at the tail and stamped: "U.S./E.G. LAMSON. &CO./WINDSOR. VT" at the front. "Wm PALMER/PATENT/DEC. 22. 1863." is stamped on the receiver. There are government inspection markings including "MM" on the barrel and stock flat on the left.

Class: Antique

Good with re-oiled wood. The lock has a mottled mix of gray and brown patina and the other components primarily display brown patina. The stock has some small pressure marks and dents, a fairly crisp cartouche, and a faint crack above the tail of the lock. The lock and bolt function fine, and the markings are mostly crisp throughout.

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Four Vintage Boxes of Spencer Rimfire Ammunition Four Vintage Boxes of Spencer Rimfire Ammunition

Four Vintage Boxes of Spencer Rimfire Ammunition

Lot #1148 (Sale Order 1148 of 889)

Four Vintage Boxes of Spencer Rimfire Ammunition

All four are cardboard construction with paper labels, with appropriate cartridge pictures on the lid labels and marked for 25 rounds. 1) Winchester box of .56-.56 cartridges, green lid label, orange seal, and white and red bottom label. Some faint hand-markings on bottom. 2) Union Metallic Cartridge box of .56-50 cartridges, with orange/brown labels, faint pencil markings on lid and "B19CDC" red ink stamped on the underside. 3) UMC box of .56-46 "Spencer Sporting" cartridges, green lid and seal labels, orange bottom label. 4) Winchester box of .56-50 cartridges, green lid and orange seal labels.

Class: Other

All four boxes are very good to fine, with broken seals, mild wear and stains, and are sealed in plastic. #4 shows a number of tape repairs and a penciled-in "repair" to the cartridge picture. All four boxes are full and each contains their original cartridges.

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JK Inscribed Jacob Kuntz Attributed Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Beautifully Engraved Patch Bo JK Inscribed Jacob Kuntz Attributed Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Beautifully Engraved Patch Bo

JK Inscribed Jacob Kuntz Attributed Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Beautifully Engraved Patch Bo

Lot #1149 (Sale Order 1149 of 889)

JK Inscribed Jacob Kuntz Attributed Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Beautifully Engraved Patch Box and Patriotic Raised Relief Stock

This rifle has a silver thumb plate with light border engraving that is inscribed "JK." The latter most likely represents Jacob Kuntz (1780-1876) of the Philadelphia School. Note the very similar lock on the "J. Kunz" signed rifle on page 105 of "Kentucky Rifles & Pistols, 1750-1850" and the matching style side plate and silver wedge escutcheons. The basket weave checkering on the wrist is also similar to some identified Kuntz rifles. The elaborate carving on the right side of the butt is similar to the Jacob Kuntz rifle in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection but also has additional desirable details including a patriotic bald eagle and shield motif. Kuntz came from a family line of gunmakers and many of in his extended family were manufacturing rifles and other firearms throughout his lifetime and influenced one another's work. Some of his family members were also politically connected or held fairly high offices which no doubt helped him find clientele that could afford his highest grade work. His firearms are diverse and include rifles, pistols, and shotguns of various forms in both the flintlock and percussion system. The Kentucky Rifle Association notes that: "Kuntz’s better rifles are viewed today as some of the finest representations of regional utilitarian art." Many such as this example have beautiful engraving and carving. The engraved C. Bird & Co. lock on this rifle dates to 1812-1820. The barrel is unmarked and is equipped with standard blade and notch sights. The patch box, toe plate, side plate, and star shaped cheek piece inlay are all expertly engraved with primarily rococo patterns. There are three piercings on the patch box plates, and one on the toe plate. The full length stock has a "Roman nose" profile and slender wrist. A wooden ramrod with bone tip is included, and the patch box contains a worm and ball puller.

Class: Antique

Fair as reconverted to Flintlock configuration. The barrel was shortened from the breech end, and the vent is not fully drilled through leaving the rifle in a non-firing state. The breech plug may also not be fitted properly given the cut at the breech is uneven. The barrel is an uneven artificial brown with some touch ups, light pitting, and cleaning marks. The brass and silver display an attractive aged patina. The stock is fair as restored. The front approximately 20 inches of the forend have been replaced; the seam is very well done and only visible on close inspection or by dismounting the barrel. There are also some smaller repaired slivers and chips. Most of the carving on the butt is distinct, but some in other areas along with the checkering is smoothed out. The reconverted lock functions very well and has partially recut lettering. The ramrod has a repair towards the front that appears period. The engraving designs throughout are very crisp and attractive.

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Early American Flintlock Buck and Ball Gun with Incised Carved Stock Early American Flintlock Buck and Ball Gun with Incised Carved Stock

Early American Flintlock Buck and Ball Gun with Incised Carved Stock

Lot #1150 (Sale Order 1150 of 889)

Early American Flintlock Buck and Ball Gun with Incised Carved Stock

The signature on the smoothbore barrel is faint and difficult to identify other than a the first letter "C" and what appears to be an "S" and "p" letters in the surname. These visible letters are similar (we cannot verify!) to known Christian Siple signed rifles. Siple apprenticed under Jacob Haeffer in Lancaster at the tail end of the 18th century and then moved to Middletown/Swatara Township where he worked as a gunsmith from 1808 to 1825 and is believed to have died in 1827. This fowling piece has clear Lancaster School influences in the design of the patch box. It has a blade and notch sights and a small enough bore to be considered a "smooth rifle" also sometimes simply called a sighted smoothbore. They are capable of surprising accuracy with proper round ball loads and were also capable of using buck shot, "buck and ball," and bird shot loads making them very utilitarian guns. The stock has molding along the forend, swirl carving below the "Roman nose" comb, and additional scroll carving behind the shallow cheekpiece. The side plate has been crudely scratched with "1817," and the lock is stamped "RIGBY" on the outer face and "WR" on the underside possibly for William Rigby of John Rigby & Co. and William & John Rigby of Dublin in the early 19th century. It has a waterproof style pan similar to the style found on high end British fowling pieces from the same era.

Class: Antique

Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration. The barrel is a mostly dark brown with some light pitting and a lighter section over the signature. The lock has a mottled brown and gray patina with primarily light pitting and is functional, but the mainspring is not secured. Most of the brass displays an aged patina, but the patch box is cleaned to mostly bright. The reoiled stock is also good and has some chips and slivers absent along the edges, some repairs including breaks in the toe and at the ramrod entry pipe, and some attractive striped figure.

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Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Stylized Engraved Bird Patch Box Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Stylized Engraved Bird Patch Box

Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Stylized Engraved Bird Patch Box

Lot #1151 (Sale Order 1151 of 889)

Flintlock Kentucky Long Rifle with Stylized Engraved Bird Patch Box

"S" at the beginning and "er" at the end of the signature on the smoothbore barrel appear to be legible. It has standard rifle sights. The lock is marked "Martin" on the outer face and stamped "KW&A" (Ketland, Walker and Adams) on the inside and was manufactured in 1810s. It also has some engraving patterns at the tail. The engraved patch box has an attractive bird (possibly Federal Style American Eagle) finial and two pierced side panels. The door release button is on the buttplate tang, and the top plate has an oval piercing. The stock is plain aside from a shallow cheekpiece and small silver thumb plate, and the barrel is secured by wedges.

Class: Antique

Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration. The barrel and lock are dark brown and have patches of mild pitting and oxidation. The brass and silver have an aged patina throughout and crisp engraving. The stock is good as repaired and has a small replaced sliver on the right side of the forend above the foremost ramrod ferule, some material absent at the breech, a minor crack at the rear lock bolt, and various scrapes and pressure marks. The lock functions very well.

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Unmarked Percussion Kentucky Rifle with German Silver Inlaid Stock Unmarked Percussion Kentucky Rifle with German Silver Inlaid Stock

Unmarked Percussion Kentucky Rifle with German Silver Inlaid Stock

Lot #1152 (Sale Order 1152 of 889)

Unmarked Percussion Kentucky Rifle with German Silver Inlaid Stock

This rifle is fitted with a percussion lock with scroll engraving and a bird scene, and the barrel is equipped with standard fixed rifle sights. The full length maple stock has some attractive flame figure primarily on the butt and numerous engraved German silver inlaid insets, including two shaped like birds and one shaped like a fish. The patch box also has detailed engraving patterns.

Class: Antique

Fair. The barrel is primarily an even gray for most of its length and has moderate flash pitting at the breech. The lock plate has a blend of gray and brown patina along with some mild pitting, and the hammer has been crudely repaired at the head and exhibits file marks. The brass fittings display a light aged patina overall and have a few darker spots. The lower section of the patch box trim cracked and is pinned back in place. The German silver fittings are mostly bright with some slight aging. The stock is good and has some material absent around the lock, various scratched and dings, and a crack at the lock screw. It mechanically needs adjustment but is complete. The engraving patterns are crisp throughout.

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Charrier of Baltimore Marked Percussion Half Stock Rifle with Highly Figured Stock Charrier of Baltimore Marked Percussion Half Stock Rifle with Highly Figured Stock

Charrier of Baltimore Marked Percussion Half Stock Rifle with Highly Figured Stock

Lot #1153 (Sale Order 1153 of 889)

Charrier of Baltimore Marked Percussion Half Stock Rifle with Highly Figured Stock

Jacques Charrier operated in Baltimore at least as early as 1817 when he appears in the city directory. He imported sporting arms and dueling pistols from France and England and was also a gunsmith. This rifle has "CHARRIER/BALTIMORE" marked on a golden inlaid oval at the center of the lock. The lock, hammer, and barrel tang have floral engraving. "50466" appears to be stamped on the underside of the patch box door, and the box has several patches. The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed blade front sight and a fixed notch rear sight and has no visible markings. It is also equipped with double set triggers. The stock has beautiful bird's eye maple figure, a horn forend cap, silver wedge escutcheons, and a silver thumb plate.

Class: Antique

Very good as period refinished. The barrel retains 90% plus of the period applied rust blue finish and has some light pitting and gray patina on the balance. The lock is mostly gray with some light oil stains and faint pitting. The brass throughout has an honest aged patina. The stock is fine with glossy surfaces, some dings and scratches, and a minor crack at the left flat. The lock functions fine, and the Charrier marking and the engraving are crisp.

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John Shell Signed, Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Relief Carved Dauphin County Flintlock Smoothbore Lo John Shell Signed, Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Relief Carved Dauphin County Flintlock Smoothbore Lo

John Shell Signed, Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Relief Carved Dauphin County Flintlock Smoothbore Lo

Lot #1154 (Sale Order 1154 of 889)

John Shell Signed, Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Relief Carved Dauphin County Flintlock Smoothbore Long Gun

This early 19th century smoothbore is signed "John * Shell" on the brass inscription panel on the top of the barrel. The barrel is also fitted with rifle style blade and notch sights, and has a "wedding band" at the transition from round to octagon. The lock has light engraving patterns and is marked "T/KETLAND/& CO". The left side plate is engraved and is marked "No. 65." War of 1812 veteran John Shell (1790-1875) of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, was one of the few early American gunmakers who numbered his work. No. 65 is a fairly early piece given Shell rifles with numbers higher than 400 are known to exist in private collections. Like many of the early master craftsmen, Shell came from a line of gunmakers, and his father Martin Shell was a talented maker in the 18th century. The full length stock has beautiful striped figure and is fitted with twenty-four silver inlays with engraved designs including multiple crescent moons and a star. There is also some silver wire inlay at the front and rear of the stock flats, and beautiful carved designs at the ramrod entry pipe, breech, wrist, and left side of the butt. The patch box is also engraved and has many pierced components. The toe plate has the patch box door button and is also pierced. The replacement wooden ramrod has a brass tip. Smoothbore guns of rifle calibers with rifle style construction and sights are sometimes referred to as "smooth rifles" or more appropriately "sighted smoothbores." They are capable firearms that were extremely utilitarian. When properly loaded with a patched round ball and held in capable hands, reasonably accurate shots out to 100 yards were certainly possible. Buck and ball loads would have been deadly at closer ranges against deer and other medium sized game, and the tight pattern of bird shot would have been useful for fowl. Thus, a man could keep his family safe and keep plenty of meat on the table without needing multiple expensive weapons.

Class: Antique

Good as reconverted to Flintlock configuration and extensively restored. The lock conversion of silver inlay replacement and wood, metal restoration work was reportedly completed by Carl Pipert in the 1970s. The front 24 1/2 inches of the forend and another small repaired silver on the stock were replaced at an earlier time. The repair is only visible on close inspection. The stretched, lengthened barrel has a blend of artificial brown and gray and a few dings. The lock is a dark bluish brown and has some oxidation. The brass and silver have an aged patina throughout and mostly distinct designs. The stock has the restoration work noted above, some hairline cracks, mostly crisp carving, and various dings and scratches. The ramrod is not readily removable. The lock currently does not lock up at half cock but is otherwise functional, and the barrel signature and side plate markings are clear. This is a representative example of John Shell's early work.

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Attractive Incised Carved Henry Carlile Signed Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Silver Inlaid Che Attractive Incised Carved Henry Carlile Signed Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Silver Inlaid Che

Attractive Incised Carved Henry Carlile Signed Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Silver Inlaid Che

Lot #1155 (Sale Order 1155 of 889)

Attractive Incised Carved Henry Carlile Signed Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Silver Inlaid Cheekpiece

The lock and top of the barrel of this 1830-1847 rifle are signed "H. Carlile" in script. Henry Carlile of Shippensburg used techniques and designs of the earlier Franklin County School makers on his rifles. This example is equipped with blade and buckhorn sights, double set triggers, a roller on the frizzen spring, and a nicely engraved patch box and side plate. The patch box door button is located on the toe plate. The muzzle has a dot pattern. The stock has some molding along the forend, scrollwork carving on the butt, a patriotic eagle motif engraved on the silver cheekpiece inlay, and a plain silver thumb plate. A plain hickory ramrod is included.

Class: Antique

Good as professionally reconverted to Flintlock configuration. The partially refinished barrel has a mixture of artificial brown finish and gray patina along with some light pitting. There is a small hole offset to the left drilled in the upper tang. The lock has a dark patina and limited pitting. The brass and silver have an attractive aged patina throughout. The stock is good and has some chips and cracks including a break at the toe, some repairs and chips around the lock inlet and toe of stock, and displays tightly striped flame figure. The lock and set triggers function very well and appears to have some replacement components.

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Kentucky Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Motif Kentucky Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Motif

Kentucky Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Motif

Lot #1156 (Sale Order 1156 of 889)

Kentucky Flintlock Long Rifle with Patriotic Motif

This rifle has "JS" on the silver thumb plate and is signed "John [?]" on inlaid rectangular brass inset in the top barrel flat. The lock has some engraved designs, a roller frizzen spring, and is marked "WARRANTED." The cheekpiece has a stamped silver inlay with a raised Federal period eagle. The stock has a very pronounced "Roman nose" profile and is fairly hefty in the forend, but the wrist is still rather slender. It is fitted with long engraved plates on the forend, comb, and toe. The toe plate extends all the way from the buttplate to the rear of the trigger guard and has a design with four piercings. Similarly, another engraved plate extends from the ramrod entry pipe to the front of the trigger guard. The barrel tang is secured by two screws, and the barrel has three sets of wedges (pairs entering from both sides) with silver escutcheons. The extensive plating, lack of significant carving, and heavier overall build suggests it is later southern rifle possibly built in Virginia.

Class: Antique

Good as reconverted to Flintlock configuration and partially restored. The barrel is mostly an even brown and has patches of pitting and oxidation and some marks. There are some spots of brass near the inscription panel. The lock functions fine and has faint case colors, some oxidation, and light pitting. Aside from the brighter trigger guard, side plate, and middle ramrod ferrule, the brass has a bronze toned aged patina. The silver has a dark aged patina. The engraved patterns are crisp. The stock is fair and has several chips along the edges, multiple repairs including a break at the toe and side plate, attractive striped figure on the rear half, and various scrapes. There is some red residue in many of the recesses including inside the repaired patch box.

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Unidentified Flintlock American Long Rifle with Raised Carved and Silver Inlaid Stock Unidentified Flintlock American Long Rifle with Raised Carved and Silver Inlaid Stock