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Arms & Armor:Premier Auction

by Cowan's Auctions
Wed, Dec  4, 2019  10:00 AM   Eastern
Cowan's December 2019 Arms & Armor sale finishes the year with a diverse array of rare and high quality historical arms. Highlights of this auction include an excellent Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun, complete with field carriage, limber, and ammunition box (Lot 41). One of twenty delivered to the Army in 1887, a piece of this quality and completeness appearing at auction is a rare event and will likely not occur again in the foreseeable future. Accompanying this example of fine Colt design is a rare Deluxe Factory Exhibition Engraved English Hartford Colt Third Model Dragoon (Lot 138), a Factory Engraved French Fitted Rosewood Cased Colt Third Model 1851 Percussion Navy Revolver (Lot 135) and a Matched Pair of Factory Engraved Colt New Line 38's, complete with case highlighted in striking engraved brass (Lot 134). Not to be outdone by the Colt firearms empire, a breathtaking engraved Savage Model 99 will be offered (Lot 118) along with its extensive archive of correspondence between Savage and the piece's original owner, P.J. Noel of Kentucky. A pair of gold plated Marlin lever-action rifles (Lots 115, 117) and Marlin Model 20-S Shotgun, all engraved by master engraver Conrad Friedrich Ulrich Jr. round out the flagship pieces of this extraordinary auction.
Fishtail Matchlock Arquebus Fishtail Matchlock Arquebus

Fishtail Matchlock Arquebus

Lot #1 (Sale Order 1 of 285)

.78 caliber, 49" octagonal-to-round barrel, no S/N. Bright iron barrel slightly swamped at muzzle with two sets of incised lines like rudimentary baluster turned rings at the transition, roughly .22" thick at muzzle. Fully stocked to within 2.75" of the muzzle in a dark European hardwood, secured by pins with a single 1.4375" wide iron band near the tip to reinforce the wood and help prevent cracking. Fishtail shaped butt, 63.25" in overall length, weighing slightly under 14 pounds. 9.25" long, flat rectangular lock secured by two large screws through the stock, with crudely decorated serpentine to represent a "sea monster" or dragoon and thumb screw clamp to hold the match. Pan with pivoting cover, action operated by a lever rather than a trigger and with no triggerguard. Top barrel flat marked with a {star} over {cross} touch or maker's mark. Rudimentary sights consisting of a notched rear at the breech and fixed blade at the muzzle. Includes an old wooden ramrod and a piece of contemporary braided match in the serpentine.

Condition: Good. Metal with a dull pewter patina and scattered oxidation, showing imperfections as well as tool marks. Some scattered light pitting here and there with a large patch of discolored pitting under the barrel between the forend tip and muzzle. Screws and hardware crudely fashioned, mechanically functional, good bore with moderate oxidation and some pitting. Stock good with numerous handling marks, bumps and dings and some chips out of the butt area of the gun, as well as some splintering along the forend at the ramrod channel.

EST $6000 - 8000

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Interesting Flintlock Blunderbuss Marked Nottingham Police with Snap Bayonet Interesting Flintlock Blunderbuss Marked Nottingham Police with Snap Bayonet

Interesting Flintlock Blunderbuss Marked Nottingham Police with Snap Bayonet

Lot #2 (Sale Order 2 of 285)

1.5" muzzle diameter, nominally about .65 caliber bore, 14.75" brass octagonal-to-round barrel, no S/N. Brass barrel and furniture, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Bolted flint lock with flat beveled swan neck cock and bridled roller frizzen. Lock with border line engraving and shield maker's mark involving three crowns and a cross. Top flat of barrel engraved: NOTTINGHAM POLICE. Upper left barrel flat with post-1813 Birmingham commercial proof marks separated by a {Crown}/IR maker's mark. Engraved brass furniture with a panoply of arms on the butt, floral patterns on the triggerguard and a stylized interpretation of the Prince of Wales feathers on the triggerguard finial. Mounted with 13.875" snap bayonet on top of barrel with 10.5" triangular blade. Lock remains in original flint configuration as does barrel.

Provenance: From the collection of Peter Wainwright.

Condition: Very good. Brass with a mellow greenish-golden patina, with clear markings and some minor handling marks. Bore moderately oxidized. Action functional, snap bayonet spring weak and does not fully deploy, but locks in place as it should when fully extended. Stock in good condition with a repaired diagonal crack at right side of forend near the muzzle and another tight crack on the opposite side in the same general location. A small chip of wood is missing behind the breech plug tang above the wrist. Otherwise the stock shows only some scattered minor bumps, dings and small marks.  

EST $2000 - 3000

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Full-Stock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Full-Stock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle

Full-Stock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle

Lot #3 (Sale Order 3 of 285)

.51 caliber, 42" octagonal-to-round barrel with baluster turned rings at the transition, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, faux striped hardwood stock. Barrel signed S + B in script. Lightly engraved commercial flint lock is unmarked with a roller frizzen and waterproof pan. Flat goose neck cock appears to be an old replacement. Rifle appears to be in original flint. Four-piece brass patchbox, semi-pistol gripped triggerguard, single trigger, fixed notch rear sight, brass blade front sight. Old wooden ramrod secured by two faceted sheet brass thimbles and an entry pipe.

Condition: Good. Metal with a moderately oxidized brown patina, lock with scattered pitting. Mechanically functional, extremely dirty bore whose condition is impossible to determine without an aggressive cleaning. Stock with scattered bumps and dings but free any significant repairs.

EST $1500 - 3000

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Very Rare 15th Century European Bronze European Breechloading Cannon Very Rare 15th Century European Bronze European Breechloading Cannon

Very Rare 15th Century European Bronze European Breechloading Cannon

Lot #4 (Sale Order 4 of 285)

44.5" barrel with moldings at the breech and muzzle. Raised flower on top of breech near the trunnion. Casting is somewhat rough, 2" bore is smooth. This specimen still retains what appears to be an original bronze removable loading cartridge. Bronze handle. Touch hole surrounded by a flower. Cascabel is pierced for an oak aiming stick with only traces remaining now.  60" overall. [Auctioneer's Note: this item weighs ca 200lbs so special shipping arrangements may apply]. 

Condition: Cannon is patinated throughout and showing its six centuries of age. Cannons of this type are generally found only in museums. This is a rare opportunity for collectors of this type of cannons to acquire one - especially with a breech plug in identical condition. 

EST $3000 - 5000

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US Model 1822 (1816 Type II) Flintlock Musket by Harpers Ferry US Model 1822 (1816 Type II) Flintlock Musket by Harpers Ferry

US Model 1822 (1816 Type II) Flintlock Musket by Harpers Ferry

Lot #5 (Sale Order 5 of 285)

.69 caliber, 42" barrel secured by three flat, spring retained bands, no S/N. Browned finish, brass pan, smooth walnut stock. Lock marked {Eagle} / US under the pan and in three vertical lines at the tail: HARPERS / FERRY / 1824. No date on tang, breech with V / P / {Eagle Head} proofs. Counterpane with the script AB cartouche in a hexagon of Harpers Ferry's Master Armorer Armistead Beckham and the V / PH inspection of Philip Hoffman in block letters at the tail. The assembly number "3" is found most major components. Buttplate without "US" on the tang. Lock in original flint, as is barrel. Retains both sling swivels, the original and full-length button head ramrod and an original bayonet that is frozen to the gun and will not be removed without substantial effort.

Condition: Good, in crisp and untouched attic condition. All exposed metal is heavily oxidized with a thick crusty brown patina with even surface roughness. Most markings remain clear and legible. Metal and wood uncleaned, lock functional and in original flint. Bore poor, heavily oxidized and rusted. Stock untouched, dry and dirty with good edges and scattered bumps and dings, as well as a couple of minor surface chips. Bayonet with the same thick, crusty and heavily oxidized patina.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Tack Decorated Spencer Model 1860 Rifle Tack Decorated Spencer Model 1860 Rifle

Tack Decorated Spencer Model 1860 Rifle

Lot #6 (Sale Order 6 of 285)

.56-56RF caliber, 30" barrel, S/N 10021. Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth walnut buttstock and forend. Matching serial number on barrel under forend. Standard three-line Spencer address and patent marks on receiver. Correct M1860 leaf rear sight, front sight/bayonet lug, correct smooth bottomed magazine follower tube, missing sling swivels. Buttstock decorated with 18 brass tacks of various sizes in two diagonal lines on the reverse and 20 in a circle and cross design on the obverse, with one tack head missing to complete the circle. The missing tack head reveals a square shank still in the stock.

Condition: Good. Retains no finish with a mottled and oxidized grayish-brown patina showing some scattered surface roughness and light pitting. Receiver markings remain legible, mechanically functional, heavily oxidized bore with evenly distributed light to moderate pitting. Stock with wear and numerous scattered bumps, dings and mars.

EST $1000 - 3000

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Post-Civil War Modified US M1860 Spencer Carbine Post-Civil War Modified US M1860 Spencer Carbine

Post-Civil War Modified US M1860 Spencer Carbine

Lot #7 (Sale Order 7 of 285)

.56-56 (.52 caliber bore), 22" barrel, S/N 44845. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut stock and forend secured by a screw and a single spring-retained barrel band. Matching serial number on barrel, under forend. Top of receiver weakly marked in three lines: SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS / PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860. No cartouche visible on stock. Matching mating mark "8" on lever both parts of the breech block. Post-Civil War M1867 pattern Spencer factory magazine cut-off device added to extractor. Retains M1860 pattern ladder rear sight, German silver front sight blade in fixed base, sling bar and ring at left wrist and single sling swivel in toe of stock. Correct M1860-type magazine follower in butt. Retains original Civil War period .52 caliber 6-groove bore and has not been sleeved.

Condition: Very good. Retains some nice thinning blue turning plum on the barrel with some traces of case color on the receiver which has a generally mottled gray and brown appearance with scattered light surface oxidation. Markings on top of receiver light but mostly legible. Mechanically functional, fine bore with some scattered light oxidation. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars but remaining fairly crisp and without the usual cracks in the butt associated with the magazine tube. A nice looking Civil War period Spencer that may have been returned to the factory for the magazine cut-off upgrade after the war or have simply been a post-war civilian sale from "new old stock."

EST $2000 - 3000

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US Marked Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver US Marked Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

US Marked Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot #8 (Sale Order 8 of 285)

.44 caliber, 7.5" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 12004 (mfg. ca 1852). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass backstrap and triggerguard, one-piece walnut grip. One-line barrel address reads {ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY}, three-line frame marking reads COLT'S / PATENT / U.S. Cylinder with roll engraved Texas Ranger and Indian fight scene, with MODEL USMR in one panel and the usual COLT'S PATENT mark in the other with the serial number in between. Matching serial numbers throughout, with matching abbreviated numbers on the loading lever, wedge, cylinder arbor and in the gripstrap cut out of the grip. No external sub-inspection marks are present, although one is found on the grip frame under the grip. No cartouches are present on the grip. 

Condition: Good. Retains no finish with an old cleaning that has aged to a dull pewter patina. Markings in metal remain mostly crisp and sharp and were likely freshened, as was the cylinder scene. Mechanically functional, fair bore with moderate pitting along its entire length. Grip sanded with the brass backstrap proud of the wood, no cartouches present. Both sides of the grip with added wood repairs at the leading edges, also showing some bumps and dings.

EST $3000 - 6000

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Colt London Navy WD Marked Percussion Revolver Colt London Navy WD Marked Percussion Revolver

Colt London Navy WD Marked Percussion Revolver

Lot #9 (Sale Order 9 of 285)

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 21533 (mfg. 1855). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut grip. All visible numbers match. One-line Colt London barrel address, visible serial numbers match, standard roll engraved cylinder scene. London commercial proof marks on barrel web and between chambers of cylinder. British military War Department WD / {broad arrow} ownership stamp on barrel web. Gripstrap engraved: W.D. DeSaussure 15th SCVI. A search of both American and British military records reveals that only one potential candidate for this inscription exists, Colonel William D. DeSaussure of the 15th SC Volunteer Infantry, who was killed in action on at Gettysburg on July 2. 

With the advent of the Crimean War and the sudden need for modern repeating handguns in the field, the British Ordnance Department placed orders for a total of 23,700 Colt’s “Navy” pistols. These revolvers were delivered between March of 1854 and February of 1856. While many of these were delivered from Colt’s London production facility, additional revolvers were delivered from his US manufactory as well. Of these revolvers, 9,600 were issued to the Royal Navy, 5,000 were issued to the army in the Crimea and 9,000 remained in store at the Tower of London as of February 1856. All of these British military purchased revolvers were marked with London commercial proof marks, as well as the British military ownership mark of a small {broad arrow}/WD mark. The standard procedure for the British military was to keep arms in service for a minimum of 10 years unless they became unserviceable. Typically those arms were marked with opposed {broad arrows} when they were sold out of service. This gun is not so marked. As this revolver bears British War Department ownership markings and the revolver would have remained in British service until circa 1865, there is no realistic possibility that the inscription on the backstrap to a Confederate officer who died in 1863 is legitimate. 

Condition: Good. Metal with a dull pewter gray patina with scattered surface oxidation and discoloration, showing some scattered pinpricking and light pitting here and there. Markings remain clear with a mostly visible cylinder scene. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered oxidation and light pitting. Grips with wear and scattered bumps, dings and mars.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Lot #10 (Sale Order 10 of 285)

.44 caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 100311 (mfg. ca 1863). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, smooth one-piece walnut grip. One-line NEW YORK barrel address, COLT'S / PATENT frame mark. Matching serial numbers throughout, including wedge and grip. Sub-inspected throughout with a weak script WHR cartouche on left grip and the shadow of a cartouche on the right. Revolver appears to be arsenal refinished as the quality of the applied blue, fire blue and case hardening is excellent, with the barrel showing appropriate cross polish around the front sight and loading lever catch.

Condition: Fine as refinished, retaining most of what appears to be an arsenal applied refinish. Markings remain mostly clear with the cylinder scene somewhat light. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered oxidation and light pitting. Chambers with some surface rust. Right side of muzzle with metal loss due to holster wear. Grip lightly sanded leaving the left cartouche weak and the right one nearly imperceptible. 

EST $2000 - 4000

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Colt Model 1851 Colt Model 1851

Colt Model 1851 "Army-Navy" Percussion Revolver

Lot #11 (Sale Order 11 of 285)

.36 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 50739 (mfg. ca 1856). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard and backstrap, one-piece walnut grip. Six-shot percussion cylinder. One-line barrel address reads: - ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY -. Frame marked COLT'S / PATENT / U.S. Cylinder with standard naval engagement roll-engraved scene with Colt's patent markings and serial number. Matching serial numbers throughout with the abbreviated serial number 0739 on the loading lever, the wedge and in ink in the backstrap cut out of the grip. Grip with a soft script ADK (Andrew D. King) cartouche on the left side and a similarly soft script RHKW final acceptance cartouche of Ordnance Officer Richard H.K. Whitely on the right side. Small "K" sub-inspection marks are found over most of the revolver with a small "H" inspection on the barrel. A crisp example of a scarce martial Colt M1851 Navy revolver.

Condition: Very good. Retains flecked traces of flaked blue on the barrel with a mostly even plum brown patina and some scattered surface oxidation and a couple of spots of moderate surface roughness. Frame with minute hints of mottled case coloring, having a mostly tobacco brown patina. Crisp markings throughout on the metal, retaining most of the cylinder scene. Mechanically functional, all safety pins on rear of cylinder battered and essentially missing, bore good with even pitting and moderate oxidation along its length. Grip good, lightly sanded with some scattered bumps and dings and softened cartouches.

EST $5500 - 8000

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Extremely Rare Confederate First Model Cofer Revolver - Serial No. 7 Extremely Rare Confederate First Model Cofer Revolver - Serial No. 7

Extremely Rare Confederate First Model Cofer Revolver - Serial No. 7

Lot #12 (Sale Order 12 of 285)

.36 caliber, 7.4375" octagonal barrel, S/N 7. Brass frame, blued barrel, case hardened hammer, checkered two-piece walnut grips. Single action, spur trigger, 6-shot percussion revolver with unique two-piece cylinder that uses Cofer's patented percussion ignition brass cartridges. Top strap marked in two lines: T.W. COFER'S PATENT / AUGUST 1861. Barrel marked in a single line: PORTSMOUTH VA. Bottom of butt marked No 7. No other markings present externally or internally. Sand cast brass frame with removable side plate on reverse, secured by two screws, allowing access to the action. Frame shows some minute casting flaws on the exterior and rougher workmanship and tool marks on the interior and on the bottom of the top strap. Iron barrel screwed into the solid brass frame with about 3.5 threads exposed inside the frame shows some minute apparent flaws under strong light and magnification. Fixed notch rear sight cast integrally with the frame, brass cone front sight about .25" from the muzzle. Seven-groove bore with extremely slow rate of twist, appearing nearly straight. Checkered round, spring-loaded push button release on front right side of frame allows withdrawal of the cylinder arbor pin to remove the cylinder for loading and unloading. Cylinder shows some minute streaky flaws and measures 2" in overall length, not including the .135" ratchet on the rear, with the removable section measuring .5". The main body of the cylinder is nominally 1.43" in diameter with the the slightly rebated removable rear section measuring nominally 1.42" in diameter. Cylinder chamber mouths vary slightly but nominally measure .393". Barrel measures nominally .368" at the breech and muzzle. Includes 6 brass empty Cofer percussion cartridges with percussion cone bases, two with conical lead bullets press fit into the brass cases. These appear to be museum quality replicas produced from original Cofer cartridges in the same collection. To date only two examples of the Type I, "split cylinder" or "patent cylinder" Cofer revolvers are known.

This exact revolver is pictured on page 145 of William Albaugh's Confederate Handguns with the photograph noted as courtesy of the National Rifle Association. When the revolver was discovered it had previously experienced a catastrophic failure that resulted in the forward portion of the topstrap and the top portion of the frame where the barrel screws in being blown away. No barrel was present in the photo. The frame showed a diagonal break through the topstrap that extended from just to the right of the letter "U" in "August" and traversed the letter "R" in "Cofer." For more details on this gun, please go to cowans.com 



Provenance: ex-Fred Slaton Collection

Condition: Very good as restored. Retains no finish on the replacement barrel with a lightly oxidized pewter gray patina showing some scattered age discoloration and evenly distributed pin pricking. Barrel marking remains mostly clear and legible with only the letter "M" in "Portsmouth" mostly obscured. Bore extremely dirty, moderately oxidized and evenly pitted. Hammer with traces of case coloring, most visible with the side plate removed. Brass frame and side plate with a wonderful, untouched deep mustard patina with hints of ocher. Side plate shows no remarkable prying or tool marks along the sharp edges. Both the original and restored markings on the repaired topstrap remain very crisp and clear, as does serial number on bottom of grip. The repair itself is all but undetectable. Revolver remains mechanically functional and times, indexes and locks up as it should. Grips remain in about good condition with wear and age and some old repairs. A small piece of reinforcement wood has been inlet into the interior of the left grip around the screw escutcheon and a triangular piece of wood has been repaired on the right grip along the backstrap measuring about 1.5" along the base at the backstrap with the two legs measuring roughly 1" in length and meeting at the grip screw escutcheon. Otherwise the grips show the bumps, dings and handling marks expected on a Civil War period revolver's grips. A wonderful restored example of one of the rarest of all revolvers of the Southern Confederacy.

EST $75000 - 150000

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Confederate Manhattan Cutler Co. Bowie Knife Confederate Manhattan Cutler Co. Bowie Knife

Confederate Manhattan Cutler Co. Bowie Knife

Lot #13 (Sale Order 13 of 285)

10.75" overall length. 6.5" blade with ricasso stamped Manhattan Cutlery Comp Sheffield. Blade is etched CS with a stylized sunburst in the background flanked by two flowers. Opposite side of blade is etched To M.C. Ledbetter From His Masonic Friends 1865. Stag handles and German silver crossguard. 

Condition: Etching on blade is excellent. Excellent condition. 

EST $1500 - 2500

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Will and Fink San Francisco Bowie Knife Will and Fink San Francisco Bowie Knife

Will and Fink San Francisco Bowie Knife

Lot #14 (Sale Order 14 of 285)

11.5" overall length. 6.75" blade with ricasso stamped Will & Fink S.F. Cal. Stag-handled grip. 

Condition: Blade with pitting on both sides with sharpening marks. Good condition. 

EST $1500 - 2500

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Rare Large D-Guard Bowie Knife Rare Large D-Guard Bowie Knife

Rare Large D-Guard Bowie Knife

Lot #15 (Sale Order 15 of 285)

14" length, 19.25" overall length. Nickeled blade with light scattered pitting. Turned oak grips. 

Condition: Guard, ferrule and grip collar ring are all heavily pitted with oxidation forming. Good.  

EST $2000 - 4000

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Confederate Bowie Knife from Antietam Battlefield Confederate Bowie Knife from Antietam Battlefield

Confederate Bowie Knife from Antietam Battlefield

Lot #16 (Sale Order 16 of 285)

11" clip point blade, brass handle with 18 rows of scales, brass guard.  Blade is marked Antietam Battlefield. Bowie knife made from a short sword.  

Condition: Blade is in relic condition with deep brown pitting.  Brass handle with nice patina.

EST $1500 - 2500

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Horstmann U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Saber Horstmann U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Saber

Horstmann U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Saber

Lot #17 (Sale Order 17 of 285)

36" single-edged blade with 27" single fuller.  Brass three-branch guard with wire-wrapped leather grip.  Obverse ricasso marked with three-line "HORSTMANN/& SONS/PHILADELPHIA" address.  Iron scabbard with drag marked with "S&K" import stamp and "GM" inspector stamp.

Condition: Good.  Blade is mostly bright with some scattered oxidation and staining. Guard has a dull patination with grip retaining its original wire and minimal leather loss. Scabbard and blade have some evidence of past cleaning.

EST $700 - 1000

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Rare W. Clauberg Coast Guard Statue Hilt Dress Officers Sword Rare W. Clauberg Coast Guard Statue Hilt Dress Officers Sword

Rare W. Clauberg Coast Guard Statue Hilt Dress Officers Sword

Lot #18 (Sale Order 18 of 285)

32" spearpoint blade with 21.5" median fuller, 1" wide at forte.  Blade etched throughout with floral scrolls and martial trophies with a panel etched with Latin motto "SEMPER PARATUS" (always prepared).  Obverse ricasso marked with W. Clauberg maker's mark. Blade has a gilt wash which has since aged.  Cast hilt of brass with eagle-head rear quillon and guard of entwined oak leaved with "US" in branches. Reeded guard with panels of leaves surrounding an Indian brave, surmounted by an eagle atop a globe. Steel scabbard with case brass throat and chape in the form of martial trophies.

Condition: Fair. Blade has some scattered oxidation and scratching with some dark red rust in scratches with some additional rust on gilt wash, possibly from moisture in the scabbard. Cutting edge has no major imperfections. Scabbard has some scattered spots of oxidation and some dulling of luster of mounts.  

EST $2000 - 3000

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Civil War Belt Holster for a Colt Dragoon Civil War Belt Holster for a Colt Dragoon

Civil War Belt Holster for a Colt Dragoon

Lot #19 (Sale Order 19 of 285)

Black bridle leather. Marked on the belt loop Gaylord.

Condition: Excellent overall.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Museum Quality Reproduction U.S. Model 1858 Dress Hat for Cavalry Museum Quality Reproduction U.S. Model 1858 Dress Hat for Cavalry

Museum Quality Reproduction U.S. Model 1858 Dress Hat for Cavalry

Lot #20 (Sale Order 20 of 285)

14.75" x 11" x 7.5".  Black felt with rounded crown and double row of brim stitching and skin sweatband.  Brass wire-backed fittings including cavalry branch crossed sabers, "D" company letter and "1" regimental numeral.  Also includes brass eagle and ostrich plume with cavalry yellow hat cord.  Comes in attractive 13.5" x 12.5" x 15" case.

Condition: Blank likely a reproduction. Fittings appear to be original. Some tarnishing to fittings and fading to hat cord.  An excellent museum quality reproduction.

EST $800 - 1200

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Civil War-Era 36-Star American Flag Civil War-Era 36-Star American Flag

Civil War-Era 36-Star American Flag

Lot #21 (Sale Order 21 of 285)

Worsted wool, 70.5 x 136 in., with 36 hand-sewn, double-applique cotton stars configured in 6-6-6-6-6-6 horizontal rows. The fly is constructed of 13 machine-sewn wool stripes. The hoist is cotton with stitching along the edge. At least two stars are stamped with the name "Jacob Menz," and "Menz" is also inscribed on each side of the hoist. HDS lists two soldiers by the name of Jacob Menz, including Private Menz who served with the 99th New York Infantry and was wounded at Suffolk, VA, 4/17/63; and Private Menz who served with the 1st Missouri Light Artillery Battery G. However, no further history accompanies the flag. 

The 36-star flag became official after the admission of Nevada into the Union. It lasted for two short years. Ca 1865-1867.

Condition: Some scattered stains, minor holes. Toning to flag. Some corners reinforced with additional fabric. 

EST $1000 - 1500

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Lot #22 (Sale Order 22 of 285)

Grey pennant with red cotton "O" in center, heptagonal with rectangular center. Approx. 19 x 35.5 in. (max. length). Body may be cotton blend (linen?) or wool. Hoist is a sleeve for a rope or pole of the same material as the body of the pennant. At present it is tacked to a backing sheet that appears to be muslin and framed to 27 x 43 in.

Reportedly associated with Hancock's Veteran Legion.

Condition: Not removed from frame for examination and confirmation of materials.

EST $2000 - 4000

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Springfield Model 1873 Carbine Marked to the 9th US Cavalry Springfield Model 1873 Carbine Marked to the 9th US Cavalry

Springfield Model 1873 Carbine Marked to the 9th US Cavalry

Lot #23 (Sale Order 23 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 75452 (mfg. ca 1877). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 10.5" comb and solid musket-style buttplate. Narrow 1873 type receiver. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. No proofs on barrel other than a small P and L inspection marks. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard, along with the stamped initials A.L. Triggerguard tang with old marking that reads: G. 9 CAV.Y 33, suggesting that it was once in the possession of the 9th US Cavalry, Company G and issued to trooper number 33. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.06" OD sling ring (.74" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500-yards on the right wall and 1200-yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and blade. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel. Solid butt without storage compartment. A very late Model 1873 carbine produced in early 1877, likely one of the last such guns manufactured as Springfield transitioned to the Model 1877 carbine. Although this particular carbine is not listed in the Springfield Research Service database, carbines #75200, 75458 and 75473 are listed and all were issued to the 9th US Cavalry, making the attribution more likely. The 9th US cavalry was one of the famed regiments of African American "Buffalo Soldiers" serving on the American frontier, who spent most of the late 1860s through early 1880s "pacifying" the Native Americans in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and were heavily engaged against the Apaches during that period.

Condition: Very good. Barrel with some thinning blue, mixed with a mostly smooth plum brown patina. Metal with some scattered surface oxidation and some minor roughness on the barrel near the muzzle. Receiver with some dull mottled color. Markings clear, cartouche appears to be re-stamped, mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered oxidation and some dirt and dust. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars, as well as a few tiny surface chips forward of the sling bar mounts.

EST $2500 - 5000

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Lot #24 (Sale Order 24 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 75765 (mfg. ca 1877). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 10.5" comb and keyhole-style trap door buttplate. Narrow 1873 type receiver. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. No proofs on barrel, as is correct. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA / 1877 cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.087" OD sling ring (.7" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500-yards on the right wall and 1200-yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and blade. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel. An early 1877 production Model 1877 carbine with transitional features held over from the M1873 as parts on hand were used up.

Condition: Fine. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel with some mottled gray case color remaining on the receiver. Clear markings, mechanically functional, very good bore bright and shiny.  Rear sight loose. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars. 

EST $2500 - 4000

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Rare Early Model 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine

Lot #25 (Sale Order 25 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 13936 (mfg. ca 1874). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 9" comb and solid musket style buttplate. Lock plate marked with {Spread-Winged Eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked MODEL / 1873 / {EAGLE HEAD} / {CROSSED ARROWS} / US. No proofs on barrel, as is correct. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.053" OD sling ring (.745" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500 yards on the right wall and 1200 yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and blade. No hole under buttplate. Single barrel band marked "U" without stacking swivel. The name L GOODMAN is stamped into the stock, forward of the triggerguard, the significance of which is unknown. A fine condition and very scarce example of an early 1873 Trapdoor carbine from the second year of production.

Condition: Fine. Retains a significant amount of thinned blue on the barrel with some scattered patches of surface oxidation and a thumb sized patch of minor surface roughness near the muzzle. Receiver and breech block with strong traces of the dull blacked case colors typical of these pre-1877 production Trapdoors. All markings clear and crisp, fine cartouche and firing proof. Mechanically functional, very good to excellent bore, bright and shiny. Stock with scattered bumps, dings, minor marks and bruises. A really wonderful early production 1873 carbine with a fine short-comb stock.

EST $3500 - 6500

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Lot #26 (Sale Order 26 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 415766 (mfg. ca 1888). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1884. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and A inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1888 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Checkered metal pistol grip added at rear of triggerguard tang, sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single sight protecting barrel band without stacking swivel. Butt trap void of three-piece cleaning rods.

Condition: Fine. Barrel with some blue which is thinning and turning to plum nearer the muzzle. Metal with some scattered surface oxidation and scattered light impact marks on barrel. Breech block with much of the vivid case colors. Markings remain clear and crisp, mechanically functional, Bore is bright and shiny good to excellent, sharp and smooth rifling. Stock with scattered bumps and dings, as well as some scuffing around the toe.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Lot #27 (Sale Order 27 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 35380 (mfg. ca 1875). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 9" comb and solid musket style buttplate. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. High-arch breech block marked MODEL / 1873 / {EAGLE HEAD} / {CROSSED ARROWS} / US. No proofs on barrel, as is correct. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {Circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Two-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.07" OD sling ring (.745" ID). 1873 pattern stepped side rear sight graduated to 500 yards on the right wall and 1200 yards on the ladder, musket style front sight with block base and blade. No hole under buttplate. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel. A fine condition and scarce example of an 1873 Trapdoor carbine from the third year of production.

Condition: Fine. Retains a significant amount of thinning blue on the barrel with some scattered patches of surface oxidation and finish loss that gives the barrel a mottled appearance in some areas. There is some minor surface roughness in some of the areas of finish loss. Receiver and breech block with strong traces of the dull blacked case colors typical of these pre-1877 production Trapdoors. All markings clear and crisp, fine cartouche and firing proof. Mechanically functional, excellent bore, bright and shiny. Stock with scattered bumps, dings, minor marks and bruises. There is some minor surface flaking with minute wood loss forward of the lock mortise and around the rear sling bar mount. Some remnants of feathery texture remain on the butt and wrist. A really attractive and solid example 1873 carbine with a very nice short-comb stock.

EST $3000 - 5000

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Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

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Lot #28 (Sale Order 28 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 152072 (mfg. ca 1881). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1881 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1879 rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, smooth trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protection hump. Butt trap with three-piece cleaning rods. 

Condition: Fine. Barrel with some thinned blue to the rear of the barrel band, the balance a smooth plum brown patina with some lightly scattered oxidation. Receiver with most of the case color present. All markings clear and crisp, mechanically functional, fine, bright bore with some raised dirt and light oxidation in the few inches closest to the muzzle. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars as well as some impact marks on the reverse at the forend tip.

EST $3000 - 4500

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Lot #29 (Sale Order 29 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 356474 (mfg. ca 1887). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1884. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and R inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1887 cartouche at wrist, {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, pinned blade front sight. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protector bump. Butt trap void of three-piece cleaning rods. 

Condition: Fine. Retains traces of thinned blue on the barrel which has mixed with a plum brown patina, receiver with much of the vivid case coloring. Barrel with some scattered light surface oxidation as well as some minor impact marks, buttplate with some surface crust and oxidation. Mechanically fine, fine bore is mostly bright with some dust and minor oxidation nearer the muzzle. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and minor impact marks.

EST $2500 - 4000

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Lot #30 (Sale Order 30 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 181545* (mfg. ca 1882). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1881 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1879 rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, smooth trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protection hump. Butt trap with keyhole cut and void of cleaning rods. 

Condition: Very good. Barrel with a mostly smooth plum brown patina and some lightly scattered surface oxidation. Breech block with much of the case color present. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional, very good bore with evenly scattered oxidation. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $2000 - 3500

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Lot #31 (Sale Order 31 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 379933 (mfg. ca 1887). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1884. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and A inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1886 cartouche at wrist, {Circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protector bump. Butt trap with three-piece cleaning rods. 

Condition: Fine. Retains some strong traces of thinning blue on the barrel, mixed with a plum brown patina, showing scattered light surface oxidation and some freckled areas of surface roughness. Breech block with most of the vivid case color present. All markings clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Stock crisp with some scattered bumps, dings, mars, scuffs and minor wear marks as well as a minute chip forward of the lock. 

EST $3000 - 4500

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Lot #32 (Sale Order 32 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 127287 (mfg. ca 1880). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and A inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1891 cartouche at wrist, {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1879 rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel. Butt trap void of cleaning rods. Stock from a M1888 Rifle, shortened to carbine configuration with the ramrod channel filled.

Condition: Very good. Retains some nice thinning blue on the barrel and traces of case color on the block. All markings clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Shortened rifle stock is very good and well executed. A nice 1879 carbine that needs only an original carbine stock to be complete and correct.

EST $1000 - 1500

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US Model 1868 Sharps Carbine US Model 1868 Sharps Carbine

US Model 1868 Sharps Carbine

Lot #33 (Sale Order 33 of 285)

.50-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N C,21059. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut butt and forend. Post-Civil War alteration of a US M1863 Sharps Carbine to .50-70 from percussion by Springfield Arsenal with Springfield 3-groove bore. Arsenal refurbished and refinished during the process. Standard Sharps and Lawrence patent markings on lock, standard markings on reverse of receiver weak from arsenal refurbishment. Barrel markings obliterated by arsenal refinish, Lawrence patent markings on rear sight base weak. Crisp script EF (Edward Flather) cartouche over sling bar from original Civil War era percussion inspection, with an equally fine script DFC in a ribbon in the middle of the reverse butt, the mark of inspector David F. Clark approving the altered carbine. The number 1 is stamped deeply into the comb of the stock, forward of the buttplate tang. Barrel not serial numbered under forend, simply stamped "79." Retains original sling bar and ring, ladder rear sight and front sight base with German silver blade. An exceptionally crisp example of a post-Civil War arsenal altered Sharps carbine.

Condition: Very fine. Retains nearly all of the arsenal applied blue on the barrel with some thinning and light wear. Receiver and hammer with much of the vivid case colors, showing some dulling and minor fading. Buttplate with strong traces of faded case color taking on a bluish-gray tone. Most of the screws retain large amounts of bright fire blue, others with less and more fading. Most screws with little or no slot wear with only a couple showing any. Mechanically functional, fine 3-groove bore, stock exceptionally crisp with a few minor dings and light handling marks. A really attractive and high condition example.

EST $3000 - 5500

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Springfield Model 1877 Trapdoor Carbine Springfield Model 1877 Trapdoor Carbine

Springfield Model 1877 Trapdoor Carbine

Lot #34 (Sale Order 34 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 88043 (mfg. ca 1878). Blued and color case hardened finish, walnut stock with 10.5" comb and keyhole-style trapdoor buttplate. Narrow 1873 type receiver. Lock plate marked with {spread-winged eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD / 1873. Low-arch breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1873. V / P / {Eagle Head} proofs on barrel with additional P inspection. Reverse wrist with script Erskine S. Allin ESA / 1877 cartouche in an oval, with a fancy {circle-P} firing proof in the stock behind the triggerguard. Three-click tumbler, smooth trigger, sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.087" OD sling ring (.7" ID). 1877 pattern smoothly curving base rear sight graduated to 600 yards on the right wall and marked with a "C," graduated to 1200-yards on the ladder, musket-style front sight with block base and pinned blade. Single barrel band marked "U" with stacking swivel.

Condition: Very good. Retains some traces of the blued finish on the barrel which has mostly oxidized to a plum brown patina. Receiver with some faded mottled case color. Clear markings, cartouche appears to be re-stamped, mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered dirt and oxidation. Stock with some wear, showing scattered bumps, dings and mars. 

EST $2500 - 4000

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Springfield Model 1879 Trapdoor Carbine

Lot #35 (Sale Order 35 of 285)

<span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;">.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N <i>137119</i> (mfg. ca 1880). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked <i>U.S. / SPRINGFIELD</i> and with <i>{spread-winged eagle}</i>. Breech block marked <i>U.S. / MODEL / 1873</i>. Barrel with <i>V / P / {eagle head}</i> proofs, as well as an additional <i>P</i> and <i>R</i> inspection mark. Top of breech hinge stamped MASS, with the number 43 stamped in toe of stock. Weak <i>SWP / 1881</i> cartouche at wrist, soft <i>{circle}-P</i> proof behind triggerguard. "<i>C</i>" marked 1879 rear sight. Sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 2-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single barrel band without stacking swivel or sight protection hump. Butt trap with oval cut and three-piece cleaning rods. <br><br>Condition: Very good. Barrel with a mostly smooth plum brown patina and some lightly scattered surface oxidation. Breech block with much of the case color present. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional, very good bore with some evenly scattered oxidation. Stock lightly sanded with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.<br><br>EST $2000 - 3000

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Lot #36 (Sale Order 36 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 450082 (mfg. ca 1889). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth straight gripped walnut stock with trap in butt. Lock marked U.S. / SPRINGFIELD and with {spread-winged eagle}. Breech block marked U.S. / MODEL / 1884. Barrel with V / P / {eagle head} proofs, as well as an additional P and A inspection mark. Clear SWP / 1889 cartouche at wrist, {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1884 Buffington rear sight, front sight with removable hood. Checkered metal pistol grip added at rear of triggerguard tang, sling bar and ring opposite lock. Low arch breech, 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Single barrel band with sight protecting hump and without stacking swivel. Butt trap void of three-piece cleaning rods. Reverse buttstock with initials lightly carved into it.

Condition: Very good. Barrel with some blue which is thinning and turning to plum. Metal with some scattered surface oxidation and scattered light impact marks on barrel. Breech block with some of the vivid case colors, oxidizing toward a tobacco patina. Markings remain clear and crisp, mechanically functional, fine bore with scattered light oxidation and in need of cleaning. Stock with scattered bumps and dings, some scuffing and some minor surface grain cracks at the base of the butt.

EST $1500 - 3000

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Springfield US Model 1886 Experimental Trapdoor Carbine

Lot #37 (Sale Order 37 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 24" round barrel, S/N 337410 (mfg. ca 1886). Blued and color color case hardened finish, walnut stock. Standard trapdoor lock markings with {Spread-Winged Eagle} and U.S. / SPRINGFIELD. Breech block marked US / MODEL / 1873. Barrel marked with V / P / {Eagle Head} inspections and P proof at breech. Script SWP / 1886 cartouche in stock opposite lock and {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. Correct "XC" marked Buffington rear sight, hooded front sight, correct wrap-around sling swivel on single band with sling swivel in toe. Sling bar and ring. 3-click tumbler, grooved trigger. Correct 3-piece cleaning rod in butt trap along with headless case extractor. A very scarce experimental Trapdoor carbine, of which only 1,000 were produced, nearly all of which were issued to units serving in the West where they saw heavy use. As such, finding a solid example in good condition is very difficult.

Condition: Very good. Retains mottled traces of blued finish on the barrel with scattered light to moderate surface oxidation and discoloration, along with some small spots of surface roughness. Breech block with a mottled bluish-gray color and hints of case hardened colors. Markings in metal remain clear and crisp, markings in wood fully legible but slightly lighter due to wear. Mechanically functional, very good bore that is mostly bright and shows some oxidation and dirt in the last few inches nearest the muzzle. Stock very good with a small, well-executed arsenal quality patch on the reverse forend, forward of the barrel band, measuring about 1" square. Otherwise, stock shows a moderate amount of wear and use with scattered bumps, dings, scuffs and marks. A solid example of a very scarce experimental Trapdoor carbine.

EST $2500 - 4500

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Springfield Model 1870 Trial Carbine Springfield Model 1870 Trial Carbine

Springfield Model 1870 Trial Carbine

Lot #38 (Sale Order 38 of 285)

.50-70 caliber, 22" barrel, no S/N. Browned and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut carbine stock with blued musket-style buttplate. US M1864 pattern musket lock marked with {spread-winged eagle} and US / SPRINGFIELD, dated 1864 at tail. Breech block marked in four-lines: 1870 / {EAGLEHEAD} / {Crossed Arrows} / US. Barrel without any proof marks as is correct. A single script ESA (Erskine S. Allin) cartouche in an oval is present on the counterpane and a boxed script L firing proof is present behind the triggerguard. US M1870 pattern leaf rear sight, graduated to 700 yards, front sight base with inset brass blade. Sling bar inlet into counterpane with 1.07" OD ring (.739" ID), solid buttplate marked US on tang, no holes in stock under buttplate, single barrel band marked with a "U". 41" in overall length, 9" stock comb, 3.5" wrist (comb to counterpane). 2.325" arch in breech block, inspected with an H. No numbers under barrel or receiver, breech plug marked with a "C" and an "S." Only 341 of these scarce early Trapdoor carbines were produced circa April-June of 1871, with a second run of 20 guns produced during the final quarter of 1871. This is a wonderful example of one of the very rare 2nd quarter of 1871 produced carbines.

Condition: Fine. Retains much of the period browned finish on the barrel which is thinning and fading. Receiver with some of the period dull blue-black coloring and some muted mottled case color on the breech block and lock. All markings are clear and crisp with a fine cartouche on the counterpane. Mechanically fine, fine bright bore with about 2"-3" of dust and dirt near the muzzle that should clean out easily. Stock about fine with scattered bumps, dings, mars and impact marks from storage and use. Some tiny surface chips are missing forward of the triggerguard, lock and to the rear of the upper sling bar mount, which also shows a pair of tiny surface grain cracks emanating from the rear of the mount. Overall a really stunning example of an incredibly scarce, early production Trapdoor carbine that is missing from nearly every collection of Trapdoors.

EST $8000 - 12000

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Ward Burton Trials Carbine Ward Burton Trials Carbine

Ward Burton Trials Carbine

Lot #39 (Sale Order 39 of 285)

.50-70 caliber, 22" barrel secured by a single spring-retained barrel band, no S/N. Blued finish, blackened receiver, bright bolt, case hardened barrel band, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock with musket style butt. Early US military single-shot, breechloading bolt action carbine with "cock on close" action. Top of bolt marked in two lines: WARD BURTON PATENT / DEC. 20. 1859  FEB. 21. 1871. Left side of receiver marked with a {spread winged eagle} followed by US / SPRINGFIELD. Left wrist with a crisp Erskine S. Allin ESA script cartouche in an oval and with an equally clear JWK (John W. Keene) in a banner over the sling bar. A script BL firing proof in a box is present behind the triggerguard in the wood. Safety on right side of receiver, forward of bolt handle. Retains original 3" sling bar and 1" ring on reverse, M1871 pattern rear sight with leaf graduated to 700-yards flat-topped blade and base front sight. Only 316 Ward Burton breechloading, bolt action carbines were produced ca 1871 for Army Trials. Interestingly, John W Keene, who inspected these guns, also oversaw some of their production at Springfield, having returned to work there as a sub-inspector after doing a stint at Remington. He would later return to Remington and design the Remington-Keene bolt action rifle and carbine. This is a wonderful and crisp example of an extremely scarce Indian War era cavalry carbine in wonderful state of preservation.

Condition: Fine. Retains some thinning blue on the barrel, most of which has turned plum. Receiver with a mottled grayish and black look, retaining some of the oil quenched finish. All markings crisp and clear, mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with scattered light handling marks. A truly fine example of these very scarce carbines.

EST $10000 - 15000

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3rd Type US Model 1875 Trapdoor Officer's Rifle 3rd Type US Model 1875 Trapdoor Officer's Rifle

3rd Type US Model 1875 Trapdoor Officer's Rifle

Lot #40 (Sale Order 40 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 26" barrel, no S/N. Blued finish, color case hardened lock, triggerguard and breech block, checkered stock with detachable checkered pistol grip and engraved pewter forend cap. Lock engraved with simple foliate scrolls that surround the {Spread-Winged Eagle} and two-line US / SPRINGFIELD markings. Barrel with standard, larger sized V/P/{Eagle Head} proof marks, along with another small P and small R inspection marks. Counterpane with crisp "SWP/1885" cartouche, clear {Circle}-P inspection in belly of stock behind the checkering. Top of breech block marked in three lines: "US / MODEL / 1873," with the deeply struck "3" appearing as an "8." Narrow receiver, low arch breech, with foliate engraving, additional simple engraving on barrel band, buttplate, breech block, triggerguard, hammer and breech block release. Two-click tumbler, grooved single-set trigger with checkered tip. Folding tang-mounted rear sight with small oval base and without calibrations, "R" marked 1879 pattern rifle rear sight, folding blade/globe front sight. Includes the original, late production brass tipped wooden cleaning rod with brass jag on opposite end. Only 477 officer's rifles were produced at Springfield circa 1875-1885 with only 100 of the "third type" M1877/79 pattern rifles produced. This is an exceptional example that would be an outstanding addition to any advanced collection of Trapdoor Springfields and is worthy of being a centerpiece in such a collection. An outstanding gun that would be nearly impossible to upgrade.

Condition: Excellent. Retains nearly all of the blue on the barrel which has aged to a smooth plum brown, with some thinning and small flecks of scattered surface oxidation. Barrel band, buttplate and receiver retain most of their bright blue with some fading, thinning and loss, primarily from handling. Case hardened parts retain nearly all of their vibrant colors and are truly striking. All markings and engraving remain exceptionally crisp and sharp. Mechanically functional, fine, bright bore. Stock equally crisp with only some lightly scattered minor handling marks. A truly wonderful officer's model rifle anyone would be thrilled to own. 

EST $18000 - 25000

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A Fine and Rare Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun Complete With U.S. Army Field Carriage and Limber Dated A Fine and Rare Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun Complete With U.S. Army Field Carriage and Limber Dated

A Fine and Rare Colt Model 1883 Gatling Gun Complete With U.S. Army Field Carriage and Limber Dated

Lot #41 (Sale Order 41 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, of standard U.S. Army issue configuration, serial number 457, one of 20 delivered to the Army in 1887 and so dated on the casing. Inspected by David Frederick Clark, the same inspector of the Cavalry Colt Single Action Army revolvers. Serial number 457 is a remarkably complete and intact example of this most famous and iconic gun complete with original field carriage, limber, and a rare original Accles drum. Beautifully engraved markings MODEL 1883 No 457 CAL .45 and oval plate engraved GATLING GUN PATENTED with border engraving around spirit level and further decorative flourishes. It has been said that the engraved markings and scrolls are by Colt's chief master engraver, Cuno Helfricht. The color of the bronze is an attractive honey color as found on the frame of a good Henry or 1866 Winchester. This is a splendid 1883 Gatling and one of the best and most complete to be offered in recent years.

Condition: Condition of serial 457 is remarkable and is one of the better examples extant. The bronze casing has beautifully hand engraved markings in excellent condition. The carriage has been repainted in the original Army colors. The bolts are all original Gatling bolts properly DFC inspected. The Accles drum is an original. The barrels remain in remarkable condition with good bores and several barrels with brilliant rifling. The bronze is smooth and not pitted as are most Gatling's that saw military service. The action of serial 457 is smooth and dry fires perfectly. This is one of the very finest 1883 Gatling's offered for sale in many years and would be the centerpiece of any military or machine gun collection as it is the ancestor of all Class III weapons.

EST $125000 - 175000

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US Model 1871 Remington Rolling Block Pistol US Model 1871 Remington Rolling Block Pistol

US Model 1871 Remington Rolling Block Pistol

Lot #42 (Sale Order 42 of 285)

.50-25CF caliber, 8" barrel, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut grip and forend. Standard two-line Remington address and patent markings on the left side of the frame, P and S inspection marks on left of frame, script CRS cartouche for ordnance sub-inspector Curtis R. Stickney on left grip. 5,000 of these Remington Rolling Block single-shot pistols were acquired by the US Ordnance Department ca 1871-1872, with much of the payment being in the form of Remington New Model percussion revolvers that the Ordnance Department traded back to Remington for the Rolling Block pistols. Slightly less than 1,400 of M1871 pistols were issued for field trials and were rather quickly replaced by the newly adopted Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army revolver. An interesting US military cartridge pistol that was obsolete and anachronistic prior to its delivery to the troops in the field.

Condition: Good. Barrel retains some thinning blue with some dully mottled case color on the frame. Markings remain clear and crisp in the metal with the cartouche showing some wear. Mechanically functional, barrel has been bored smooth and is now about .52 caliber with the chamber appearing to have been slightly lengthened. As such, the pistol should not be fired under any circumstances. Wood with scattered bumps and dings, as well as wear to the sharp edges.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Rare "Omnipotent" Etched Panel Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver

Lot #43 (Sale Order 43 of 285)

.45 Colt, 7.5" barrel, S/N 4712. Single-line Hartford address, acid-etched panel reads Omnipotent, nickel finish, fire blued trigger and top of hammer, original hard rubber grips are scratch numbered to the gun. Includes a copy of the Colt Factory letter that states serial number 4712, cal .45C, Nickel finish, Grips: Rubber, Shipped to B. Kittredge & Co. Cincinnati, Ohio, January 22, 1881, number of guns in shipment 25.

Condition: This revolver is very sharp and crisp retaining a lot of the original bright nickel finish. Grips are excellent and number to the gun. Bore is bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Overall this is a very rare Colt double action in excellent condition.

EST $3000 - 7000

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US Marked Colt Richards Conversion Revolver US Marked Colt Richards Conversion Revolver

US Marked Colt Richards Conversion Revolver

Lot #44 (Sale Order 44 of 285)

.44 Colt caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 683. Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard and gripstrap, one-piece walnut grip. One-line New York barrel address, very weak two-line COLT'S PATENT mark on frame without the later two-line 1871 and 1872 patent date markings. Mixed original percussion serial numbers as is typical of these martial cartridge conversion revolvers, with the conversion number 683 added on most parts and on the conversion breech piece and loading gate. US stamp present on left of barrel, forward and above wedge with a small "A" inspection above and to the rear of the wedge, as well as on the triggerguard and double-stamped on the cylinder along with a small "P." Grip with weak cartouche on left side. Correct first model Richard frame with rear of frame overlapping the cylinder.

Condition: Good. Retains no finish with the metal aggressively cleaned and some chemically added patina giving the gun a somewhat mottled gray and brown appearance. Markings range from mostly clear to very weak in some areas. The "US" and "A" inspection on the barrel appear unnaturally crisp for the balance of the gun. Cylinder scene partially visible. Mechanically functional, fair bore with evenly distributed moderate pitting. Grip replaced with an original Colt grip that does not fit well and has had the serial number removed from the backstrap groove. A good entry level example of Colt Richards conversion revolver that appears to have been altered for the US military.

EST $2000 - 4000

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US Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver US Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver

US Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot #45 (Sale Order 45 of 285)

.45 Colt caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 120621 (mfg. ca 1887). Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut grip. One-line barrel marking reads: COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. USA. Three-line, three-date patent mark on lower left of frame: PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871. / " JULY. 2. - 72. / " JAN. 19. - 75. US mark on frame to rear of patent marks. Full serial number on frame, triggerguard and butt, partial number 0621 on cylinder and barrel under ejector rod housing. Small D.F.C. (David F. Clark) sub-inspection marks on most major parts with a small "P" on the bottom of the barrel. Colt factory sub-inspector mark G in hammer cut out of frame and on rear of frame, J in cut out as well. Loading gate numbered 40. Script DFC cartouche on right of grip and FH on left of grip with small DFC block on base of grip. These markings appear incorrect as the small DFC is uneven and not gang stamped and the Frank Heath cartouche is not correct for this serial number range, as Heath was the accepting officer for David F. Clark inspected single action revolvers in the 111,700 to 116,931 serial number range. Based upon our observations we feel the grip is a modern made reproduction. Hammer with incorrect "concave" firing pin profile, suggesting it may be a replacement as well, although the checkering on the hammer spur is of the correct pattern. It is possible that this was one of the Single Action Army revolvers issued to the US Post Office as SAA #120619 is listed in the Springfield Research Service database as a Post Office revolver, as is #120637.

Condition: Very good. Retains strong traces of what appears to be an old arsenal refinish with traces of blue in protected areas and on the ejector rod housing, and faded case color on the frame. Markings remain clear and legible. Mechanically functional, bore about good with moderate oxidation and light pitting along its length. Grip a replacement with some wear and an impact chip on the right rear of the grip.

EST $4000 - 6000

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Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Revolver Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Revolver

Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Revolver

Lot #46 (Sale Order 46 of 285)

.45 S&W caliber, 7" barrel, S/N 5160. Blued finish, color casehardened triggerguard and hammer, smooth oil finished walnut grips. matching serial numbers stamped on frame under left grip, on rear face of cylinder, inside right grip and in both barrel latch and catch. Left grip with a clear script JRJr (James Rockwell Jr.) cartouche over the date 1876; right grip with a less clear script CW (Charles Woodman) cartouche. Standard two-line Smith & Wesson address and patent date marking on lower left web of barrel. Bottom of grip frame appropriately marked "US" with sub-inspection marks throughout. A total of 5,285 2nd Model Schofield revolvers were acquired by the US government circa 1876-1877.

Condition: Very good. Retains some blued finish on the frame and traces in protected areas on the barrel. Markings remain clear in the metal with the left cartouche clear and the right one somewhat weaker. Mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered pitting. There is an old repair on the interior of the frame, revealed when the grips are removed that appears to be an added spring, possibly a trigger spring. Grips with some wear, showing scattered bumps and dings.

EST $4500 - 6500

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Rare Martially Marked First Model Smith & Wesson #3 American Revolver With Nickel Finish Rare Martially Marked First Model Smith & Wesson #3 American Revolver With Nickel Finish

Rare Martially Marked First Model Smith & Wesson #3 American Revolver With Nickel Finish

Lot #47 (Sale Order 47 of 285)

.44 S&W American caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 1974. Nickel finish, color case hardened hammer, smooth two-piece walnut grips. One-line barrel marking reads: SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS U.S.A. PAT. JULY 10. 60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY 11. 65 & AUG. 24. 69. The marking is flanked by a pair of Maltese Crosses, one at each end. The top of the barrel rib is additionally stamped with a small US and a script OWA (Oliver W Ainsworth) cartouche is present on the left grip. An additional small "A" inspection is present on the left side of the frame, below the cylinder. The Smith & Wesson #3 revolver incorporated a number of "firsts" for the company, as it was the first center fire revolver that Smith & Wesson produced. It was also their first .44 caliber handgun, their first “large frame” handgun and most importantly their first gun to feature a tip down barrel with simultaneous extraction. The revolver was originally designed for the 1870 US Ordnance Board handgun trials, and performed well enough that a contract for 1,000 guns were received by Smith & Wesson in December of 1870, with the deliveries made to the Ordnance Department in March of 1871. These “martial” #3 Americans appear to be somewhat evenly distributed within the serial range of 125 to 2199. The majority of the deliveries were finished in the standard blue, with only 200 of the 1,000 revolvers delivered in nickel. With the exception of four guns below serial number 1895, all of the nickel revolvers are found in the range of 1895-2199 except for five guns that were blued. This revolver falls in the correct serial number range for a nickel US #3 American Revolver and is listed by serial number in The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (3rd Edition) by Supica & Nahas as one of the US military contract #3 revolvers. These guns were the first of the US military purpose-made cartridge revolvers that were not alterations from percussion and represent a very important part of the history of US military handguns during the post-Civil War period. A very scarce US martial revolver with an even scarcer nickel finish.

Condition: Very good. Revolver retains somewhat more than half of what appears to be the original factory nickel finish. Most of the loss is due to flaking with the frame retaining the most finish and the cylinder showing the most loss. Some oxidized brown patina with minor surface roughness is present where the nickel has flaked, particularly in the cylinder flutes. All markings in the metal remain clear and legible with the Ainsworth cartouche somewhat worn and thin. Hammer retains some strong traces of mottle case coloring that has thinned and faded. Mechanically functional, although the extractor star does not automatically retract when the barrel is fully opened and this will require some mechanical attention. Fair bore with moderate pitting. Grips with wear and minor chipping at the sharp leading edges, showing scattered bumps, dings and mars. One of the rarest of the US martial revolvers from the Indian War period.

EST $8000 - 12000

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Early Iron Guard US M1880 Springfield Hunting Knife Early Iron Guard US M1880 Springfield Hunting Knife

Early Iron Guard US M1880 Springfield Hunting Knife

Lot #48 (Sale Order 48 of 285)

8.5" single-edged spear point blade with pronounced median ridge and two wide fullers. Blade 2" wide with 2.5" iron cross guard with backward swept quillons. 4" wood grip with 17 grooves, knife 13.5" in overall length. Serial number 266 on obverse iron blade mount, U.S. / SPRINGFIELD on reverse. Clear SWP / 1881 inspection on top of pommel. Knife is accompanied by its original brass mounted leather Varney scabbard. Scabbard with weak two line WATERVLIET / ARSENAL mark on back of the leather hanger. Only 1,002 of these extremely scarce early production iron hilted M1880 hunting knives were produced and they rarely survive in much better than relic or well-used condition. Their original Varney scabbards are even less common. This is a wonderful condition example worthy of being added to the finest and most advanced Indian War collection of arms and accouterments.

Condition: Fine. Blade with some original polish, dulling with age and showing some lightly scattered oxidation and minor discoloration. Some light sharpening marks are present along the edge. Fine markings in metal and wood. Grip with some light handling marks. Scabbard very good, showing moderate crazing and finish loss, as well as some white fat leaching out of the pit tanned leather.  Hanger shows the most wear, with scabbard body in more solid condition. Brass mounts with a deep, uncleaned patina. Overall a fine condition set with strong eye appeal.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Rare US Model 1890 Springfield Hunting Knife Rare US Model 1890 Springfield Hunting Knife

Rare US Model 1890 Springfield Hunting Knife

Lot #49 (Sale Order 49 of 285)

8.5" single-edged spear point blade with pronounced median ridge and two wide fullers. Blade 2" wide with 2.5" brass crossguard with backward swept quillons. 4" wood grip with 17 grooves, knife 13.5" in overall length. No serial number on obverse brass blade mount, rather marked U.S. / 1892, distinguishing this as a Model 1890 Hunting Knife. Marked SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY on reverse of blade mount. No inspection on top of pommel, but a small boxy "8" is carved there. Knife is accompanied by its original brass-mounted leather Type IV scabbard with brass hanging hook, marked ROCK ISLAND / ARSENAL / W.T.G. on reverse of scabbard body as well as with J.I.T. inspection and B / 5 INF / 53, denoting issue to and use by the 53rd man of Company B, 5th US Infantry. Reverse of hanger stamped R.I.A.  Only 501 of these scarce late pattern hunting knives were produced circa 1892, and although they were essentially the same as the earlier M1880 hunting knife, their different markings make them an extremely desirable and difficult acquire variation for the collector of Indian War era arms and equipment.

Condition: Fine. Blade with some original polish, dulling with age and showing some scattered freckled oxidation and discoloration. Some small paths of lightly oxidized surface roughness and pinpricking is present as well. No obvious notable sharpening marks are present along the edge. Fine markings in metal. Grip with some light handling marks. Scabbard fine, showing light crazing and minor finish loss. Brass hanger and mounts with a deep, uncleaned patina and some verdigris. Overall a very nice condition example of a scarce late Indian War set.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Blackfoot Fighting Dag Knife Blackfoot Fighting Dag Knife

Blackfoot Fighting Dag Knife

Lot #50 (Sale Order 50 of 285)

7.5" spear-point blade length, 3" wide.  Handle of wood with red ochre and green pigment.   

Condition: The blade shows age with deep staining in the blade. The blade has nice patinated and gray look. Handle with nice untouched patina.  

EST $3000 - 5000

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Rare U.S. Model 1890 Post Quartermaster Sergeant Helmet Rare U.S. Model 1890 Post Quartermaster Sergeant Helmet

Rare U.S. Model 1890 Post Quartermaster Sergeant Helmet

Lot #51 (Sale Order 51 of 285)

6.5" x 10.75" x 10.75".  Black stiffened felt body with black lacquer brim binding and band.  Interior shows red De Moulin Brothers manufacturer's label.  Green visor lining with leather sweatband and size 7 marking. Non-functioning leather chinstrap with 1" Post Quartermaster Sergeant buttons.  Brass eagle blade with white metal Post Quartermaster Sergeant insignia.  

Condition: Fair.  Piece retains its dark black color with minimal fading.  Some repaired damage to body forward of spike base.  Some loss of luster to brass parts. Interior is in good condition with sweatband showing only minor wear.  

EST $750 - 1000

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Pattern 1890 Enlisted Signal Corp Dress Helemt Pattern 1890 Enlisted Signal Corp Dress Helemt

Pattern 1890 Enlisted Signal Corp Dress Helemt

Lot #52 (Sale Order 52 of 285)

Black body with brass eagle plate and silver crossed flags branch insignia. Signal Corps branch buttons on both sides of body. Orange colored yak or horsehair. Correct orange branch cords.

Condition: Bright colors with an even patination to brass parts. Appears totally complete with branch insignia possibly being a replacement but not detracting from the overall quality of the piece.  An overall outstanding example.

EST $800 - 1200

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Pattern 1880 Artillery Enlisted Dress Helemt Pattern 1880 Artillery Enlisted Dress Helemt

Pattern 1880 Artillery Enlisted Dress Helemt

Lot #53 (Sale Order 53 of 285)

10.25" x 7.5" x 12". Black felt covered cork body with brown front and rear visor lining.  Lacquered black leather band and brim binding with 1" artillery buttons. Red three-strand artillery branch cord with matching aguilettes and horsehair plume. Brass artillery eagle front plate with white metal "3" regimental numeral. Inside of sweatband marked with U.S. Army inspector stamp as well as what appears to be a faint Horstmann stamp and contract date.  

Condition: Good. Helmet retains its form with some deformation beneath plume holder but otherwise in in good condition. Some light crazing and minor flaking of edge binding.  Interior is in very good condition as is the sweatband. Some dulling of brass parts.

EST $750 - 1000

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Pattern 1880 Enlisted Dress Cavalry Helmet Pattern 1880 Enlisted Dress Cavalry Helmet

Pattern 1880 Enlisted Dress Cavalry Helmet

Lot #54 (Sale Order 54 of 285)

10.5" x 7" x 12". Black stiffened felt body with black front and rear brim and leather sweatband. Lacquered leather band with 1" cavalry branch buttons. Three-strand late yellow cord with accompanying aguillettes and plume. Cavalry branch front plate with white metal "2" regimental designation. No visible manufacturer's markings.

Condition: Good. Body retains a dark black color with minimal fading or deformation. Minimal fading to cords with some crazing and light cracking of finish. Some oxidation of brass fittings with some scattered darkening.  Sweatband shows some darkening from age and is somewhat dry but quite stable.

EST $800 - 1200

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U.S. Model 1890 Indian Scout Dress Helmet U.S. Model 1890 Indian Scout Dress Helmet

U.S. Model 1890 Indian Scout Dress Helmet

Lot #55 (Sale Order 55 of 285)

10.75" x 7.25" x 12.5".  Black stiffened felt body with thin leather sweatband. Lacquered leather band and leather chinstrap with 1" brass Indian scout buttons. Cavalry branch front plate with white metal Indian scout crossed arrows insignia. Oak leaf spike base with scarlet and white horsehair plume with accompanying three-strand cords and matching aguillettes.  Interior of sweatband marked with two-line W.H. Horstmann & Sons address and March 4, 1899 contract date. 

Condition: Good to very good overall. Body retains a dark black color with minimal fading. Some tarnishing to brass parts due to age. Minimal fraying to cords or aguillettes. Sweatband and interior shows minimal wear.

EST $1500 - 2500

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U.S. Model 1881 Enlisted Musician Dress Helmet U.S. Model 1881 Enlisted Musician Dress Helmet

U.S. Model 1881 Enlisted Musician Dress Helmet

Lot #56 (Sale Order 56 of 285)

Black stiffened felt body with leather sweatband. Lacquered leather band and chinstrap with 1" infantry branch buttons. Infantry eagle front plate with post-1885 musician's insignia. White horsehair plume with accompanying three-strand cords and matching aguillettes. Interior of sweatband stamped with two-line "Wm. H. HORSTMANN CO./PHILADELPHIA" marking.  

Condition: Fair. Most of the dark coloration remains to body with some storage dust. Some cracking to leather brim binding and chinstrap. Bass fittings have a medium patination with very little luster remaining. Some darkening of cords with some minor fraying on aguillettes. Fittings appear to be original.  

EST $1000 - 1500

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U.S. Model 1881 Cavalry Officer's Dress Helmet U.S. Model 1881 Cavalry Officer's Dress Helmet

U.S. Model 1881 Cavalry Officer's Dress Helmet

Lot #57 (Sale Order 57 of 285)

11" x 7" x 11.25".  Black felt covered cork body with green silk lining and leather sweatband.  Lacquered leather band with 1" cavalry branch buttons. Three-strand gold cord with accompanying aguilettes and gilt chinstrap. Brass eagle plate with added "10" regimental designation. Interior shows Horstmann Brothers manufacturing label.  

Condition: Fair.  Some missing cork from crown has caused some collapsing. Some other very light fading present with lining otherwise in good condition. Some tarnishing and fading of metal. Plume is in good condition with an attractive cover.  

EST $1000 - 1500

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U.S. Model 1881 Artillery Officer's Summer Dress Helmet U.S. Model 1881 Artillery Officer's Summer Dress Helmet

U.S. Model 1881 Artillery Officer's Summer Dress Helmet

Lot #58 (Sale Order 58 of 285)

11.75" x 5.75" x 12".  Cork body with white felt covering and bound brim. Leather sweatband with silk skullcap and green brim lining.  Felt band affixed with brass 1" artillery buttons. Brass artillery branch eagle plate with "5" regimental numeral. Oak leaf spike base with red buffalo hair plume.  Three-strand gold cord. Interior hardware shows two-line "RAYMOLD & WHITLOCK" manufacturer's marking.

Condition: Fair.  Helmet has some deformation from storage and as a result has a much narrower profile. Some subsequent cracking of leather binding. Sweatband shows some light wear with some loss of fabric to green brim lining. Some stains of shell with additional red staining from plume. Eagle plate has detached on top portion, loops appear to be broken.

EST $750 - 1000

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U.S. Model 1880 Infantry Officer's Dress Helmet, 4th Infantry U.S. Model 1880 Infantry Officer's Dress Helmet, 4th Infantry

U.S. Model 1880 Infantry Officer's Dress Helmet, 4th Infantry

Lot #59 (Sale Order 59 of 285)

11.5" x 7.25" x 12.5".  Narrow-mouthed dark blue felt covered cork body with bound two-piece front and rear visors.  1" brass chinstrap buttons with cloth-backed officer's chinstrap. Gilt infantry branch plate with white metal "4" regimental numeral. Correct regulation three-strand braid with white infantry branch colored hair plume.  Possibly an early production model or a Model 1872 converted to the later pattern.

Condition: Good overall. Fabric retains its dark blue color with some staining and imperfections of interior lining. Plate retains nearly all of its gilt finish with an accompanying pleasing luster. Some darkening of other metal parts. Plume is in good condition with a clean white color.

EST $750 - 1000

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Pattern 1881 Artillery Officer's Dress Helmet Pattern 1881 Artillery Officer's Dress Helmet

Pattern 1881 Artillery Officer's Dress Helmet

Lot #60 (Sale Order 60 of 285)

10.5" x 7.25" x 12".  Cork body covered in black felt.  Leather sweatband with bound, green cloth lined front and rear visors.  1" gilt buttons with artillery branch insignia. Matching gilt artillery branch eagle plate and two-strand gold cord with accompanying gold aguillettes. Gilt leather-backed chinstrap and plume holder sporting a red artillery buffalo hair plume. Interior hardware marked with two-line "RAYMOND & WHITLOCK" manufacturer's mark.

Condition: Very good. Body retains a dark color with minimal fading. Gilt parts have a pleasing luster and minimal tarnishing, with two small visible patches on eagle's left wing. Plume is in good condition. Right button has a minor bend that is easily repairable with care. Sweatband shows minimal wear.  An impressive piece.

EST $750 - 1000

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U.S. Model 1891 Enlisted Dress Helmet for Signal Corps U.S. Model 1891 Enlisted Dress Helmet for Signal Corps

U.S. Model 1891 Enlisted Dress Helmet for Signal Corps

Lot #61 (Sale Order 61 of 285)

10.5" x 7" x 12.5".  Black stiffened felt with bound front and rear visors.  Leather sweatband with "6 7/8" size sticker.  Leather band with 1" post-1885 branch insignia with torch.  Eagle front plate with white metal branch insignia matching that of the buttons.  Black three-strand cord with matching black aguillettes and striking black hair plume.  Interior of sweatband marked with U.S. inspector stamp and mostly illegible contractor stamp.  

Condition: Good overall. Some minor fading and storage wear to body with black cord showing some fading to a deep purple. Hair plume retains a dark black color. Brass shows some oxidation. Some thinning of felt on front of helmet near eagle's left wing and rear of right button. A handsome piece.

EST $800 - 1200

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Pattern 1890 Indian Scout Coat and Hat Pattern 1890 Indian Scout Coat and Hat

Pattern 1890 Indian Scout Coat and Hat

Lot #62 (Sale Order 62 of 285)

40" chest with 24" sleeves, 7.5" wide at widest point. Dark blue wool with pointed collar showing double rows of machine stitching. Blue wool lined with two interior pockets. Four Waterbury and one Horstmann marked U.S. general service buttons on front with two hook and loop closures, three Horstmann marked buttons on non-functioning cuffs. Button holes appear to be machine-stitched. White Corporal chevrons with correct scarlet chain stitch. Includes contemporary hat with scarlet and white cord and Indian Scout's pin.

Condition: Good overall. Jacket shows minimal fading with some pulling of button hole stitching.  Lining is fast with very little wear or damage. Buttons are fast and are in good condition overall.  

EST $1000 - 1500

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Pattern 1884 Cavalry Sergeant's Dress Coat Pattern 1884 Cavalry Sergeant's Dress Coat

Pattern 1884 Cavalry Sergeant's Dress Coat

Lot #63 (Sale Order 63 of 285)

Blue wool body with nine buttons, bright yellow trim (not a lemon yellow), with yellow piping outlining the coat. Quilted style lining with smooth black lining. Sergeant stripes.  

Condition: In very good condition with no mothing.  No rips; has all of the right buttons.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Pattern 1884 Cavalry Sergeant Fatigue Coat Pattern 1884 Cavalry Sergeant Fatigue Coat

Pattern 1884 Cavalry Sergeant Fatigue Coat

Lot #64 (Sale Order 64 of 285)

Blue wool body, five buttons, no pockets, unlined. Yellow Cavalry stripes.

Condition: Excellent overall with no mothing or tears.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Pattern 1884 Indian Scout Dress Coat Pattern 1884 Indian Scout Dress Coat

Pattern 1884 Indian Scout Dress Coat

Lot #65 (Sale Order 65 of 285)

Blue wool body trimmed in white on the collars, shoulders, and sleeves.  The white has red piping for an outline.  Nine-button coat.  Comes with the original Corporal stripes outlined in red quill work.

Condition: Very good overall. No tears or very little mothing if any. Original lining still intact, no tears or rips.

EST $1500 - 2500

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Pattern 1885 Cavalry Sergeant Trousers Pattern 1885 Cavalry Sergeant Trousers

Pattern 1885 Cavalry Sergeant Trousers

Lot #66 (Sale Order 66 of 285)

Kersey blue wool, 1.25" yellow stripe on both legs, two rear pockets, watch pocket, two front pockets. No belt loops, adjustable strap in rear.  Buttons for suspenders.

Condition: Very good overall.

EST $1500 - 2000

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Rare Reinforced Cavalry Lst Sgt Campaign Trousers Rare Reinforced Cavalry Lst Sgt Campaign Trousers

Rare Reinforced Cavalry Lst Sgt Campaign Trousers

Lot #67 (Sale Order 67 of 285)

Royal blue heavy wool trousers, one rear pocket, two front pockets, and a watch pocket. Double reinforced seat for cavalry. One inch wide yellow stripe on both sides of the trousers. Belt loops with adjustable band in the back of the trousers. Buttons for suspenders.

Provenance: Dallas Freeborn

Condition: One stitched repair on the back of the trousers on the left side in the rear about 3" from the waistband. Overall very good for these rare to find Cavalry sergeant trousers.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Pattern 1868 McClellan Saddle Pattern 1868 McClellan Saddle

Pattern 1868 McClellan Saddle

Lot #68 (Sale Order 68 of 285)

11.5" seat with rawhide covered wood tree.  Covered wood stirrups with leather side skirts attached with slotted screws.  1.5" girth strap.

Condition: Some pulling of stitching to rawhide with some damage exposing wood tree.  Some additional bloom of leather from age.

EST $1500 - 3000

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Rare Forsyth Pattern Cavalry Holster Rare Forsyth Pattern Cavalry Holster

Rare Forsyth Pattern Cavalry Holster

Lot #69 (Sale Order 69 of 285)

Black bridle leather. Large belt loop with riveted strap 4" from the bottom holster.

Condition: The holster is very good overall, some crazing and cracking.  The holster is fully intact and very good example of this rare Cavalry holster.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Lot of Marksman Metals Lot of Marksman Metals

Lot of Marksman Metals

Lot #70 (Sale Order 70 of 285)

Eleven State Guard or Militia unit marksman badges. Five regular Army sharpshooter badges. Several regular Army marksman collar disks.

Condition: Excellent overall.  A great collection for display. It would take years trying to put together a collection like this.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Rare Model 1875 Hoffman Swivel Cavalry Holster Rare Model 1875 Hoffman Swivel Cavalry Holster

Rare Model 1875 Hoffman Swivel Cavalry Holster

Lot #71 (Sale Order 71 of 285)

Constructed of black bridle leather. With Hoffman swivel. Unit markings on the flap F over 8. US embossed into the holster.  Complete with tip-in.

Condition: Very good condition. No opened seams. Some crazing, a little cracking.  Nothing major.  

EST $2000 - 3000

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Rare Model 1872 Dyer Carbine  Cartridge Pouch Rare Model 1872 Dyer Carbine  Cartridge Pouch

Rare Model 1872 Dyer Carbine Cartridge Pouch

Lot #72 (Sale Order 72 of 285)

OAW 6.75", OAH 6", OAT 1.75", constructed of heavy bridle leather, with US embossed on the flap. It is the second-style Dyer pouch (the first was the "E" pouch).

Condition: Very good overall, some light cracking. A very rare accouterment that seldom comes up for sale.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Rare Hartman Carbine Socket Rare Hartman Carbine Socket

Rare Hartman Carbine Socket

Lot #73 (Sale Order 73 of 285)

OAH 3.75", OAW 3", leather-covered steel spring with the split. These rare sockets were accepted by the Cavalry Board of 1879.  Made by the Watervliet Arsenal. They replaced the 1859 Thimble.  Very rare and seldom come up for sale.

Condition: Excellent condition.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Collection of U.S. Veterans Medals, including Indian Wars Collection of U.S. Veterans Medals, including Indian Wars

Collection of U.S. Veterans Medals, including Indian Wars

Lot #74 (Sale Order 74 of 285)

Lot consists of thirteen U.S. veterans' medals, including Indian Wars medal S/N 23.  This particular medal sports the early type ribbon and lack of serial number prefix indicating it was likely purchased by an out-of-service soldier or as a replacement.  The Indian Wars Campaign Medal: Its History and Its Recipients by J.M. Carroll & Company lists serial number 23 as being issued to Brigadier General Theodore Frelinghuysen Forbes (1840-1917).  The other medal has been fitted with the later ribbon and "2012" without a prefix.  While this number is outside the 1,927 recepients listed in Carroll, it is possible it was a late manufacture type or replacement.  Also included in this lot are one late type miniature and one late type re-strike.  Also included are a Civil War veterans medal, a GAR medal, and Spanish War veterans medal.

Condition: Some fading of ribbons and pulling of stitching present. Some tarnishing and casting flaws present.

EST $1500 - 3000

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Springfield Model 1895 Krag Carbine Springfield Model 1895 Krag Carbine

Springfield Model 1895 Krag Carbine

Lot #75 (Sale Order 75 of 285)

.30-40 Krag caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 30002 (mfg. ca 1896). Blued and case hardened finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Receiver marked U.S. over 1895 SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL followed by serial number. Clear script Joseph S. Adams JSA / 1896 cartouche at reverse wrist, with weak {Circle}-P firing proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1896 pattern rear sight with sight protecting barrel band. Sling bar and ring as is correct for this model. 30" stock with single spring-retained barrel band, pinned front sight blade. Storage compartment in butt void of cleaning rods and oiler, but is cut for oiler. These "Pre-Model 1896" carbines were produced in the 25,000 to 35,000 serial number range prior to the official adoption of the Model 1896 carbine.

Condition: Very good. Retains some thinning blue on the barrel, mixing with a plum patina, showing scattered light surface oxidation and some minor impact marks. Markings clear, mechanically functional, good bore with evenly distributed oxidation and old accumulated dust and dirt. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars. Handguard with a repaired crack and added finish.

EST $1500 - 2500

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** Springfield Model 1899 Karg Carbine ** Springfield Model 1899 Karg Carbine

** Springfield Model 1899 Karg Carbine

Lot #76 (Sale Order 76 of 285)

.30-40 Krag, 22" barrel, S/N 279139 (mfg. ca 1900). Blued and case hardened finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Standard receiver markings reading U.S. over MODEL 1899 SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL followed by serial number. Clear script Joseph S. Adams JSA / 1900 cartouche at reverse wrist, with {circle}-P firing proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1901 pattern rear sight, hand guard with sight protector hump, no sling bar as is correct for this model. 32" stock with single spring retained barrel band, small knurled headless cocking knob, removable front sight protector. Storage compartment in butt is void of cleaning rods and oiler. Some 36,000 Model 1899 Krag Carbines were produced ca1899-1902 with variations in rear sights and handguards. This variant retains the correct handguard for the 1901 pattern sight and appears to be all correct and in a high state of preservation.

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Condition: Fine. Retains much of the blue on the barrel with thinning and light wear, mixing with a smooth plum brown patina. Receiver with some of the dull blue-black finish, which is fading and dulling and shows some scattered light surface oxidation. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional. Very good bore that is somewhat dirty and needs to be cleaned. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and minor mars.

EST $1500 - 2500

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Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine

Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine

Lot #77 (Sale Order 77 of 285)

.30-40 Krag caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 125394 (mfg. ca 1898/99). Blued and case hardened finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Standard receiver markings reading U.S. over MODEL 1898 SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL followed by serial number. No cartouche at wrist, clear {circle}-P firing proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1896 pattern carbine rear sight with sight protecting hump on the 9.5" 1899 type handguard. 32" 1899 pattern stock without sling bar. Front sight base with pinned Redfield marked sight blade. Single spring retained barrel band, small knurled headless cocking knob. Storage compartment in butt retains three-piece cleaning rod and oiler. An interesting 1898 carbine in the correct serial number range for that model with what appears to be a later 1899 32" replacement stock and the 1899 pattern headless cocking piece, possibly from a repair and refurbishment program at Springfield, thus the lack of a final acceptance cartouche as replacement stocks were not so marked.

Condition: Very good. Retains some nice thinning blue on the barrel with some flecks of surface oxidation, receiver with a mottled grayish-black color. Clear markings, mechanically functional; good bore that is very dirty and appears moderately oxidized but that should clean up nicely. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and minor marks.

EST $1500 - 3000

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Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine

Springfield Model 1898 Krag Carbine

Lot #78 (Sale Order 78 of 285)

.30-40 Krag caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 125443 (mfg. ca 1898). Blued and case hardened finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Standard receiver markings reading U.S. over MODEL 1898 SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL followed by serial number. Clear script Joseph S. Adams JSA / 1898 cartouche at reverse wrist, with {circle}-P firing proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1896 pattern rear sight. 30" stock with single spring retained sight protecting barrel band. Sling bar and ring in place on reverse of stock. Storage compartment in butt retains oiler but no cleaning rods. Only 5,000 M1898 carbines were produced, making this model the least common of the Krag carbines and the hardest to find in original condition. A lovely example of a scarce and desirable M1898 Krag carbine.

Condition: Fine. Retains some nice thinning blue on the barrel and faded mottling on the receiver. Crisp markings, mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling but very dirty and possibly lightly pitted. Stock with scattered handling marks, bumps and dings.

EST $2500 - 5000

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Springfield Model 1896 Krag Carbine Springfield Model 1896 Krag Carbine

Springfield Model 1896 Krag Carbine

Lot #79 (Sale Order 79 of 285)

.30-40 Krag caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 79253 (mfg. ca 1897-98). Blued and casehardened finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Standard receiver markings reading U.S. over MODEL 1896 SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL followed by serial number. Clear script Joseph S. Adams JSA / 1897 cartouche at reverse wrist, with weak {circle}-P firing proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1896 pattern rear sight with sight protecting barrel band. Sling bar and ring as is correct for this model. 30" stock with single spring-retained barrel band, pinned front sight blade. Storage compartment in butt void of cleaning rods and oiler. These carbines were the ones that saw service during the Spanish American War with many of the regular army cavalry units as well as Teddy Roosevelt's 1st US Volunteer Cavalry, better known as the "Rough Riders."

Condition: Very good to fine. Barrel with strong traces of thinning blue mixed with an even plum brown patina. Receiver with dull, mottled and faded color and some light surface oxidation. Markings in metal remain clear, clear cartouche, weak circle-P. Mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling that is very dirty and possibly lightly pitted. Stock with scattered bump, dings and mar and a tight grain crack froward of the sling bar mounting plate.

EST $2000 - 3000

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** Springfield Model 1899 Krag Carbine ** Springfield Model 1899 Krag Carbine

** Springfield Model 1899 Krag Carbine

Lot #80 (Sale Order 80 of 285)

.30-40 Krag caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 228336 (mfg. ca 1899). Blued and case hardened finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Standard receiver markings reading U.S. over MODEL 1899 SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL followed by serial number. Clear script Joseph S. Adams JSA / 1899 cartouche at reverse wrist, with {circle}-P firing proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1898 pattern rear sight, flat 1898 rifle type handguard without sight protector hump, no sling bar as is correct for this model. 32" stock with single spring retained barrel band, small knurled headless cocking knob, removable front sight protector. Storage compartment in butt retains three-piece cleaning rod and oiler. Some 36,000 Model 1899 Krag Carbines were produced ca 1899-1902 with variations in rear sights and hand guards. According to Brophy's The Krag Rifle, the 1898 pattern sight was the initial rear sight used in production of the M1899 carbine and he notes that observed examples of the M1899 carbine begin to appear around serial number 222,609 and continue through about 362,256, mixed with the M1898 Krag Rifle serial numbers. This appears to be a completely correct, very early production US M1899 Krag carbine in a very nice state of preservation. 

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Condition: Very good to fine. Retains some strong traces of thinning blue on the barrel with a moistly even plum brown patina, receiver with a mottled bluish-gray patina and hints of original color. Some flecks of light surface oxidation are present on the receiver. All markings remain clear and crisp in the metal with a fine cartouche at the wrist and a slightly worn firing P in the stock. Mechanically functional, fair bore that shows strong rifling but appears to be very dirty and possibly evenly pitted. A good cleaning should improve the bore substantially. Stock crisp with some scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $1500 - 2500

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** Springfield Krag Philippine Constabulary Carbine ** Springfield Krag Philippine Constabulary Carbine

** Springfield Krag Philippine Constabulary Carbine

Lot #81 (Sale Order 81 of 285)

.30-40 Krag caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 286585 (mfg. ca 1900). Blued and case hardened finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock. Standard receiver markings reading U.S. over MODEL 1899 SPRINGFIELD ARSENAL followed by serial number. No cartouche visible at reverse wrist, weak {circle}-P firing proof behind triggerguard. "C" marked 1901 pattern rear sight, flat 1898 rifle type hand guard. 38" stock with single spring retained barrel band at end of hand guard and double strapped upper band with bayonet lug 3.1875" from the muzzle. Muzzle appropriately turned down for .375" to accept the M1892 or M1905 knife bayonet. Lightening cut in stock filled in a workman like manner, with the walnut filler visible at the end of the forend, as would be expected. Standard rifle pattern cocking knob, sling swivels on lower barrel band and in toe of stock. Storage compartment in butt retains three-piece cleaning rod and oiler. Approximately 5,000 Krag carbines, primarily Model 1899s, were modified ca 1905-06 for use by the Philippine Constabulary. The obsolete carbines were restocked with shortened M1898 rifle stocks that had their lightening cuts filled, had double-strapped upper barrel bands added with bayonet lugs and had the muzzles turned down to accept the bayonet rings. Sling swivels were added as well. Sources differ as to where these alterations were performed with some suggesting the work was done at Benicia Arsenal and others that it was performed at Springfield or Rock Island. Records do confirm that some 5,000 carbines were altered for Constabulary use and the guns were sold to the Philippines for $6.00 each. Despite the lack of the expected JFC cartouche, this appears to be a correctly configured Constabulary Carbine that includes a 1903 dated US M1892 Krag Bayonet and scabbard.

Provenance: ex-William Mook Collection, Bob Snitselaar Collection.

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Condition: Very good. Retains no finish on the barrel with traces on the receiver and some nice fire blue on the extractor. Barrel with scattered surface oxidation and some patches of surface roughness. Markings remain clear in the metal, weak or not present in the wood. Mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling, showing dirt and dust and some apparent oxidation. Stock lightly sanded with no visible cartouche and a weak {circle}-P. Stock shows scattered bumps, dings, mars and other handling marks. Bayonet and scabbard are about very good with the tip of the bayonet slightly rounded.

EST $3000 - 6000

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** Springfield Model 1903 Rifle W/Bayonet

Lot #82 (Sale Order 82 of 285)

.30-06 caliber, 24" barrel, S/N 1306604 (mfg. ca 1929). Parkerized finish, smooth, straight gripped "S" stock with finger grooves and two reinforcement bolts. Standard Springfield receiver markings: US / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / MODEL 1903 / serial number. Barrel marked S.A. / {flaming bomb} / 7-29. Crisp boxed block letter D.A.L. (Daniel A. Leary) cartouche at wrist, {circle}-P proof behind triggerguard. Includes a blued Springfield production M1905 bayonet dated 1921 in a 1910 pattern scabbard and a M1907 pattern sling that is unmarked.

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Condition: Very fine. Retains nearly all of the Parkerized finish with clear markings throughout. Mechanically functional, very good bore that needs to be cleaned. Stock crisp with a feathery texture and showing only some lightly scattered bumps and dings. Bayonet and scabbard about fine, sling very good. An outstanding example of a late production US M1903 rifle that would be very difficult to upgrade.

EST $1500 - 2500

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** Colt Model 1911 US Army (Black Army) ** Colt Model 1911 US Army (Black Army)

** Colt Model 1911 US Army (Black Army)

Lot #83 (Sale Order 83 of 285)

45 caliber, 5" barrel, S/N 292724. Issued in 1918 with the brushed blue finish.  A total of 3600 pistols made between 289121 - 293,399. Colt markings on the left side of the slide, United States Property on the left side of the frame. Also on the left side are the initials for John M. Gilbert - JMG in a circle.  A "P" on the barrel over the chamber.  Rampant Colt on the back of the slide on the left side. On the right side Model 1911 U.S. Army. Diamond checkered walnut grips. 

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Condition: This is a very hard pistol to find in this condition. The pistol retains almost all of the original brushed blue finish. A little wear to the high edges around the front of the slide and front of the frame. The barrel and hammer retain most of the brushed blue finish.The grips are very good. Overall an excellent WW 1 pistol.

EST $5000 - 7500

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Colt Model 1907 Pistol, US Army Trials, One of 201 Colt Model 1907 Pistol, US Army Trials, One of 201

Colt Model 1907 Pistol, US Army Trials, One of 201

Lot #84 (Sale Order 84 of 285)

.45 Colt Rimless-Smokeless, 5" barrel, S/N 144. Lanyard ring on the bottom of the left side near the magazine. K.M. marked on the left side of the tirggerguard. Checkered walnut grips. Blue finish. This is one of the Army Test Trial pistols of 1907; a total of 201 were made.  This pistol with serial number 144 was issued to Troop H, 4th U.S. Cavalry, Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

Condition: All metal is gray to brown with wear and worn markings on the slide. Grips are worn into the checkering.  Bore is very good. Mechanically excellent. The pistol is correct and no replacement parts.

EST $8000 - 12000

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Pattern 1904 McClellan Saddle Pattern 1904 McClellan Saddle

Pattern 1904 McClellan Saddle

Lot #85 (Sale Order 85 of 285)

11" seat with leather-covered tree and leather-covered wood stirrups and braided cincha strap.  Includes Rock Island marked saddle bags with number "A321" and "12" along with with picket pin and rope.  Saddle has been fitted with Rock Island Arsenal-made rifle scabbard and U.S. Model 1878 canteen with 13th Cavalry Regiment markings. Saddle bags complete with canvas liners. Also includes one Ames U.S. Model 1861 Cavalry saber with 1865 date and "J.F." inspector marks.  Reverse ricasso appears to have "72" stamped over original markings.

Condition: Good overall. Some wear to edges of leather with some pulling of stitching and light staining. Sword scabbard has some dark streaks from age. Saddle bags have a tear through attachment loop. Leather remains pliable with minimal dryness but some bloom present.

EST $1000 - 1500

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U.S. Model 1904 McClellan Saddle U.S. Model 1904 McClellan Saddle

U.S. Model 1904 McClellan Saddle

Lot #86 (Sale Order 86 of 285)

12" seat with leather covered three and leather covered wood stirrups. Includes unlined saddle bags marked "LONG/1917/W.J.D." Also includes Wolf made rifle sling with reproduction straps and model 1902 canteen. Saddle has been fitted with 1906 dated Ames U.S. Model 1906 cavalry saber and picket pin with scabbard.  

Condition: Some wear and staining to leather with some loss of finish.  Straps are generally in good condition with some pliability and minor bloom.  

EST $1500 - 2500

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Ames U.S. Model 1906 Experimental Saber Ames U.S. Model 1906 Experimental Saber

Ames U.S. Model 1906 Experimental Saber

Lot #87 (Sale Order 87 of 285)

31.75" single-edged blade with 20" fuller, .75" at ricasso. Steel single-branch guard with wire-wrapped shagreen grip.  Obverse ricasso marked with "U.S.", reverse ricasso marked "A.S.Co/{flaming bomb}/1906." Leather covered steel scabbard with two hanging rings.

Condition: Blade is mostly bright with some isolated areas of oxidation and some removed pitting. Leather washer is intact with some darkening to guard. Leather scabbard covering shows some crazing and cracking but is in otherwise stable condition.

EST $650 - 1000

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Bedford County, PA Style Percussion Rifle by King Bedford County, PA Style Percussion Rifle by King

Bedford County, PA Style Percussion Rifle by King

Lot #88 (Sale Order 88 of 285)

.34 caliber, 35.25" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, hardwood full-stock. Percussion lock secured by a single screw, with pronounced teat at rear. Lock with distinctive Bedford County-style long, curled hammer spur. Lock signed with two initials that may be an "I" and an "S" followed by the last name "King", possibly George King of Somerset, PA. Barrel signed as well with the last name "King" partially legible but the first name indecipherable. Drum-style bolster, but rifle appears to have been produced as a percussion arm rather than being a conversion. Double-set triggers with screw adjustment. Dovetailed notch rear sight and German silver blade front sight. Lovely four-piece open work brass patchbox with engraved door and release in toe plate. Raised cheek rest with German silver oval plate punch dot engraved with a stylized "chicken neck" American Eagle. Simple brass furniture otherwise, consisting of a a spurred triggerguard, buttplate with lightly engraved tang, plain toe plate, "winged" lock screw escutcheon and two faceted ramrod thimbles and an entry pipe. An elegant in its simplicity decorative German silver saddle plate extends from the front of the triggerguard to the rear of the entry pipe. A small German silver heart-shaped thumb plate is in place at the wrist. Four dots or punch marks are found on the top flat of the barrel in two places and on the lock screw escutcheon, possibly some type of mating mark. This diminutive rifle is only 50" in overall length with a short 12.5" length of pull and a narrow butt that is slightly less than 1" in width. The slim and trim design suggests the rifle may have been made for a youth or a woman. A really attractive and aesthetically pleasing smaller sized full-stock percussion rifle in the Bedford County style that likely dates from the 2nd quarter of the 19th century.

Condition: Good. Rifle with no finish and an evenly oxidized brownish patina over most of the iron parts and medium golden patina on the brass. The metal around the barrel signature has been lightly cleaned, leaving that area with a gray appearance. Lock remains functional, bore fair with moderate pitting and oxidation. Stock with wear and some repairs, most notably a repaired crack at the reverse of the tang area and repaired cracks at middle pipe that suggest that the last 13" or so of the forend may be replaced. Overall a very attractive Pennsylvania full stock rifle from the percussion era.

EST $1000 - 2000

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Full-Stock Percussion Rifle Signed A.T.W. Full-Stock Percussion Rifle Signed A.T.W.

Full-Stock Percussion Rifle Signed A.T.W.

Lot #89 (Sale Order 89 of 285)

.47 caliber, 45" pinned octagonal barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, German silver mounts, hardwood full-length stock. Top flat signed with the initials A.T.W. in a banner. Lightly engraved commercial percussion lock, lightly engraved four-piece brass patchbox. Raised cheek rest, German silver decorations on cheek rest, at wrist and along stock over pins. Bore with straight rifling. Fixed rear sight, blade front sight. Wood ramrod secured by sheet brass pipes.

Condition: Good. Metal evenly oxidized with some surface roughness and scattered light pitting. Lock pitted and basically functional but needs adjustment to work correctly. Bore moderately oxidized and lightly pitted along its length. patchbox missing part of the lower brass leg. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Pieper Seven-Shot Single-Barrel Volley Rifle Pieper Seven-Shot Single-Barrel Volley Rifle

Pieper Seven-Shot Single-Barrel Volley Rifle

Lot #90 (Sale Order 90 of 285)

.22 caliber, 25.5" round barrel, S/N 185. Just above the serial number is BIN, rolling block action, blue barrel and frame. The frame is matted with a design. Walnut checkered pistol grip stock and forearm. Steel pistol grip cap. Horn butt plate with H. Pieper Liege markings in a circle.

Condition: Barrels retain most of the original blue finish. Frame retains nearly all of the original blue finish. Stock and forearm are excellent with some dings near the toe of stock. Breech block and hammer with nearly all of the case hardened finish just light turning dark. Bores will clean to better.  Mechanically excellent.

EST $2000 - 4000

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Zimmershutzen Rifle Zimmershutzen Rifle

Zimmershutzen Rifle

Lot #91 (Sale Order 91 of 285)

4mm RF, 27" octagonal barrel, S/N 3419. Blued and color case hardened finish, Schuetzen-style buttstock with straight checkered wrist, exaggerated raised cheek rest and small tang Schuetzen-style butt. Forend secured by a single wedge and checkered on the bottom. Spurred pistol gripped combination lever and triggerguard, adjustable double set triggers. Loading gate in bottom of barrel marked D.R.G.M. / 139189. Most of the barrel length is false with only the last 7.5" nearest the muzzle actually being the functional portion of the barrel. Swiss-style elevating leaf rear sight, ramped front sight with protective wings, socket for tang sight which is not present. Receiver nicely engraved with central oval panel scenes of German hunters with foliate embellishments. These Germanic target-style "parlor rifles" allowed a shooter to practice with a gun that weighed, handled, felt and operated much like their regular target rifles, but could use the equivalent of CB caps for indoor practice allowing the shooter to concentrate on the basics of sight picture and trigger control without worrying about recoil, noise or getting out to the shooting range.

Condition: Good. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel with some fading, wear and loss, particularly along the contact points and high edges. There is also some scattered surface oxidation and scattered roughness on the barrel. Receiver with some faded and dulled case color and a mostly tobacco patina. Markings and engraving remain clear and sharp. Not mechanically functional, set trigger frozen, bore moderately oxidized and very dirty. Stock with scattered handling marks, bumps and dings with some gapping at the receiver junction and appearing slightly loose.

EST $800 - 1200

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Zimmershutzen Stiegele Bugelspanner Rifle Zimmershutzen Stiegele Bugelspanner Rifle

Zimmershutzen Stiegele Bugelspanner Rifle

Lot #92 (Sale Order 92 of 285)

13.9mm (.55 caliber), 27" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Blued finish, Schuetzen-style buttstock with straight checkered wrist, exaggerated raised cheek rest and small tang Schuetzen-style butt. Stock secured by a single wedge and tang screw. Forend tip carved in the shape of a dog's head with orange and black eyes inserted. Spurred pistol gripped combination lever and triggerguard, adjustable double set triggers. An early in-line muzzle loader, lowering the lever releases the removable percussion cap plate that can be primed and then placed back in the breech. Raising the lever cocks the striker for firing. Only about 21" of the barrel is functional, with the balance for the ignition section and striker mechanism. Swiss-style elevating leaf rear sight, ramped front sight with protective wings, socket for tang sight which is not present, sling swivels. Triggergaurd, barrel tang and buttplate tang nicely engraved with foliate embellishments. 

Condition: Very good. Retains much of the blue on the barrel with some thinning, loss and wear, primarily at the contact points and high edges. Blue mixing with scattered areas of oxidation and some plum brown patina. Mechanically functional, very good smooth bore that needs to be cleaned and appears lightly oxidized. Stock very good with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $800 - 1200

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Winchester 3rd Model 1866 Musket Winchester 3rd Model 1866 Musket

Winchester 3rd Model 1866 Musket

Lot #93 (Sale Order 93 of 285)

.44 Henry caliber, 27" barrel, S/N 32255 (mfg. ca 1870). Blued finish, brass frame and furniture, walnut stock. Three barrel bands, 24" magazine tube. Standard two-line Winchester barrel address with King's Improvement marking. 900-yard ladder rear sight, sling swivels with lower swivel missing from mount. No cleaning rods in butt. 

Condition: Good. Barrel with minute traces of blue, the balance a mostly smooth plum brown patina with some scattered surface oxidation and some light pitting here and there. Barrel marking remains legible, mechanically functional, good bore that is dirty and moderately oxidized with some scattered pitting. Receiver with a lovely, untouched butterscotch patina with no major tool or pry marks around the edges of the side plates. Wood with wear, scattered bumps and dings, some moderate scuffs on the reverse butt and some indications of light sanding, particularly on the forend. An attractive early production 1866 musket that shows real world use but has a nice, untouched look.

EST $2000 - 4000

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Tack Decorated New Hampshire Buggy Rifle by G.B. Fogg with Beaded Scabbard Tack Decorated New Hampshire Buggy Rifle by G.B. Fogg with Beaded Scabbard

Tack Decorated New Hampshire Buggy Rifle by G.B. Fogg with Beaded Scabbard

Lot #94 (Sale Order 94 of 285)

.34 caliber, 20.375" octagonal-to-round barrel, no S/N. Blued finish, walnut stock with checkered wrist, no forend. Upper left barrel flat marked in three lines: G.B. FOGG / MANCHESTER / N.H. Tang-mounted adjustable rear peep sight, barrel mounted elevation adjustable leaf sight, fixed front sight blade in dovetail. Buttstock decorated with brass tack patterns on both sides and a New Hampshire state seal button set into the obverse. Includes a brass tipped wood ramrod. Rifle is accompanied by a fringed doe skin rifle scabbard that is decorated for panels of green, white and red beads in rudimentary floral pattern. The scabbard measures 39" in overall length and includes thong ties to close the open end. The scabbard appears to be of a much more recent vintage than the rifle.

Consignor notes that this rifle belonged to "Small Chief," though no further information was provided. G.B. Fogg was a gunmaker working in Manchester, NH ca 1845-1879 (Sellers).

Condition: Good. Metal retains no finish with scattered surface oxidation, age discoloration and some scattered roughness and light pitting. Markings remain legible. Not mechanically functional. Fair bore with moderate oxidation and scattered pitting. Stock worn with dings and mars, some gapping at the receiver and some minor chipping along the lower tang. Beaded scabbard good to very good with a nice look.

EST $2000 - 4000

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Burnside Rifle Company Model 1865 Spencer Carbine Burnside Rifle Company Model 1865 Spencer Carbine

Burnside Rifle Company Model 1865 Spencer Carbine

Lot #95 (Sale Order 95 of 285)

.56-50 (.50RF Government) caliber, 20" barrel, S/N 1665. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut buttstock and forend, which is secured by single barrel band and screw. Matching serial number on barrel, under forend. Top of receiver marked in two lines, perpendicular to the barrel: MODEL / 1865, and in four lines parallel to the barrel: SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE / PAT'D MARCH 6, 1860 / MANUF'D AT PROV. R.I. / BY BURNSIDE RIFLE Co. Carbine retains correct M1865 pattern ladder rear sight, block and blade front sight, sling bar and ring, sling swivel in toe of stock and correct pattern magazine follower tube with grooved end. Butt decorated with 24 domed steel tacks in the butt suggesting possible Native American use. A nice, untouched carbine with an attractive "old west" look.

Condition: Good. Metal with a mostly smooth plum brown patina and retaining no original finish. Markings on receiver remain very clear. Mechanically functional, good bore with even light pitting along its length. Stock with wear, showing numerous bumps, dings and mars suggesting at least a moderate amount of carry and use. 

EST $1000 - 1500

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Sharps Sporting Rifle Sharps Sporting Rifle

Sharps Sporting Rifle

Lot #96 (Sale Order 96 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 30" heavy octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 160927. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut butt with checkered metal buttplate and smooth walnut forend. Serial numbers of receiver and barrel match. Adjustable double-set triggers. Standard Sharps patent markings on receiver, barrel with one-line Bridgeport address and marked .45 CAL forward of receiver. Old Reliable mark on barrel partially removed by turning the barrel round about 10.5" from the receiver. Drilled for tang sight, now missing, front sight missing, rear sight a replacement. 

Condition: Fair. Metal with a thickly oxidized brown patina, with scattered surface roughness and some pitting. Markings remain legible, receiver block battered and worn, extractor a crude replacement, hammer with impact marks. Action needs mechanical attention. Bore fair, with heavy oxidation and even pitting. Wood well worn, with numerous bumps, dings and mars, showing significant splintering and loss from the forend. A rather salty Sharps rifle that probably has an interesting history.

EST $1000 - 1500

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** Winchester Model 1903 Deluxe Rifle ** Winchester Model 1903 Deluxe Rifle

** Winchester Model 1903 Deluxe Rifle

Lot #97 (Sale Order 97 of 285)

.22 Winchester Automatic RF caliber, 20" barrel, S/N 8733 (mfg. ca 1904). Blued finish, deluxe figured walnut stock with checkered pistol grip and hard rubber Winchester grip cap, checkered forend with blued steel forend cap.  Two-line Winchester address and patent mark forward of rear sight dovetail with additional two-line Winchester and Model markings to the rear of the dovetail, forward of the receiver. Cross bolt safety to rear of trigger, barrel rear sight dovetail filled, adjustable tang mounted peep sight and folding combination globe and bead front sight.

Condition: Fine. Retains some nice thinning blue on the barrel and more on the receiver, where the remaining blue has blended with a smooth plum brown patina. Clear markings, mechanically functional, fine bore with some scattered oxidation. Stock with some light wear, showing scattered light handling marks and minor mars. 

EST $600 - 1200

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Remington-Keene Magazine Sporting Rifle Remington-Keene Magazine Sporting Rifle

Remington-Keene Magazine Sporting Rifle

Lot #98 (Sale Order 98 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 20" barrel, no S/N. Blued finish, smooth straight gripped stock with carbine butt. Top of bolt marked E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION, NY / PAT'D FEB'Y 24, MCH. 17, 1874 JAN. 18 / SEPT. 26, 1876 MCH. 20, JULY 31, 1877. Left rear of receiver marked sideways in two lines: 45/70. Exposed hammer, magazine cut-off switch. Retains military-style leaf rear sight, front sight blade on front barrel band, both sling swivels. 

Condition: Good. Retains some bright blue on the barrel with loss due to handling and wear, mostly on the higher edges and contact points. Markings remain legible, mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered oxidations. Stock refinished with a major repair at the wrist where the gun was broken completely through. Otherwise the wood shows scattered bumps, dings and mars.

EST $1500 - 2000

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Model 1893 Marlin Deluxe Rifle Model 1893 Marlin Deluxe Rifle

Model 1893 Marlin Deluxe Rifle

Lot #99 (Sale Order 99 of 285)

.30-30 caliber, 20" octagonal barrel, S/N 267633. Blued and color case hardened finish, deluxe figured walnut pistol-gripped stock with crescent buttplate and checkered forend. Top flat of barrel with two-line address and patent mark which reads: - MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. - / PATENTED OCT. 11, 1887 APRIL 2, 1889 AUGUST 1, 1893. Left angled flat marked SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL and top of barrel marked 30-30 in front of receiver. Top of frame marked MARLIN SAFETY. Tang marked in two-lines: MODEL / 1893. Lyman receiver mounted rear sight, combination folding globe and bead front sight, barrel rear sight dovetail filled with blank. Sling swivels in forend cap and toe of stock.

Condition: Very fine. Barrel retains most of the blued finish, which is thinning and starting to dull, showing some scattered patches of light oxidation. Receiver with nearly all of the vibrant case color, lever with less color as most of the loop has faded to a brownish-gray color. All markings clear and crisp. Mechanically functional but the action has lots of old congealed grease in in that should be cleaned out. Bore fine and bright. Stock with scattered minor bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $3500 - 7000

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Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Rifle Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Rifle

Lot #100 (Sale Order 100 of 285)

.257 Roberts caliber, 24" barrel, S/N 20835 (mfg. ca 1939). Blued finish, checkered Monte Carlo stock with checkered forend and contrasting stock tip. Standard Winchester barrel markings. Rear sight dovetail filled, ramped and hooded front sight. Mounted with a STITH by Weaver 4x telescopic sight with leather STITH ALASKAN marked covers. Includes an adjustable leather sling. A very nice condition, pre-WWII Model 70 Super Grade rifle in a versatile caliber.

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the finish with some thinning and light wear. All markings clear, mechanically functional. Good bore is moderately oxidized and somewhat dark and would benefit from a cleaning. Clear optics. Stock fine with crisp checkering and showing some scattered light bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $1500 - 3000

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San Francisco Police Marked Colt Medium Frame Lighting Pump-Action Rifle San Francisco Police Marked Colt Medium Frame Lighting Pump-Action Rifle

San Francisco Police Marked Colt Medium Frame Lighting Pump-Action Rifle

Lot #101 (Sale Order 101 of 285)

.44-40 caliber, 26" barrel, S/N 83272 (S.F.P. 172) (mfg. ca 1898). Blued finish, smooth straight-gripped walnut stock with crescent buttplate and smooth forend. Two-line barrel mark reads: COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / PATENTED MAY 29, SEPT. 18, 83. MAY 22, 85. JUNE 26, 86. FEB. 22, 87. and marked .44 CAL. in front of receiver. Elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sight, German silver Rocky Mountain sight blade. Triggerguard tang marked S. F. P. 172. One of approximately 401 Colt Lightning rifles acquired by the San Francisco Police Department ca 1898.

Condition: Very good. Retains some streaky thinning blue on the barrel, magazine tube and frame, mixed with a plum brown patina. Metal with clear markings, some lightly scattered surface oxidation and some moderate pitting on the buttplate tang. Mechanically functional, very good bore is mostly bright with some scattered oxidation and light pitting mostly near the muzzle. Stock showing wear and numerous bumps and dings from storage, handling and use and a couple of tiny chips at the frame junction.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Colt Model 1878 Double-Barrel Shotgun Colt Model 1878 Double-Barrel Shotgun

Colt Model 1878 Double-Barrel Shotgun

Lot #102 (Sale Order 102 of 285)

10 gauge, 31" barrels, S/N 4231 (mfg. ca 1880). Browned Damascus patterned barrels, color case hardened frame, locks and hammers, checkered pistol-gripped stock with steel buttplate, checkered forend with contrasting insert. Top of rib marked: COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT U.S.A. Locks marked COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. as well. Exposed double hammers, double triggers, extractors, matching serial numbers on triggerguard tang, water table, bottom of barrels and in forend.

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the Damascus brown pattering on the barrels, with some lightly scattered surface oxidation. Receiver, locks and hammers with some very nice case colors that have dulled and muted with time. Mechanically functional, clear margins, fine bores. Stock remains crisp with sharp checkering and scattered handling marks and minor mars.

EST $1200 - 1800

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**"B" Grade Engraved Model 1899 Savage Takedown Lever Action Rifle

Lot #103 (Sale Order 103 of 285)

.300 Savage caliber, 24" tapered round barrel, S/N 341359. "B" Grade engraved on both sides of the frame and on the top of the frame and barrel. Checkered forearm and checkered pistol grip stock finely figured. Grooved metal buttplate with Savage logo on the toe. Blue finish with case hardened colored lever. 

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Condition: Retaining most of the original blue finish, with very little thinning. Stock and forearm are excellent with nice opened grained wood. Stock and forearm are untouched with all of the original finish. Bore is very good.

EST $2000 - 3500

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** Burger Meister Over/Under Shotgun Rifle Combination ** Burger Meister Over/Under Shotgun Rifle Combination

** Burger Meister Over/Under Shotgun Rifle Combination

Lot #104 (Sale Order 104 of 285)

16 gauge, 7.8mm straight with rimmed caliber, 27" over/under barrels, S/N 13976. Blued rib barrels, case colored Merkel-style frame. Nice bank note-style engraving. Double triggers with set trigger on the rifle. Mounted with claw mounted scope by Hubertus 4 x 81 with nice fat posts. Checkered walnut forearm with checkered walnut pistol grip stock.  Horn capped pistol grip, rubber recoil pad. LOP 14.75". 

**C&R or FFL Required

Condition: The barrels retain most of the original blue finish, with little wear to the high edges and some light staining. Stock and forearm are very good with minimal nicks and dings. Scope with nice clear optics, bores are excellent bright and shiny.  Action is mechanically good.

EST $1500 - 3000

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Winchester Model 12 Black Diamond Model With Extra Barrel Winchester Model 12 Black Diamond Model With Extra Barrel

Winchester Model 12 Black Diamond Model With Extra Barrel

Lot #105 (Sale Order 105 of 285)

20 gauge, 28" with solid rib and Mod chole,  28" barrel with solid rib with double ivory beads sights full choke, S/N 310087, both barrels match the frame. Blue finish, with checkered pistol grips stock with hard rubber Winchester logo buttplate. Checkered forearms. Black diamond inserts in the wrist of the stock.

Condition: Retaining most of the original blue finish with some wear to the high edges. Stock and forearm are darkened from use. Overall an excellent example of a rare Winchester shotgun in 20 gauge.

EST $1500 - 2000

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** Ithaca Model 4E Single-Barrel Shotgun ** Ithaca Model 4E Single-Barrel Shotgun

** Ithaca Model 4E Single-Barrel Shotgun

Lot #106 (Sale Order 106 of 285)

12 gauge, 32" barrel with ventilated rib, S/N 401122. 2.75" Chanber. Extra full choke. On the left side of the frame with a shooter, shooting trap. Fancy walnut stock and forearm with fleur de lis checkering. Rubber recoil pad. LOP 14.25",  2" drop at the heel, 1.625" drop at the comb. Weighs 8 lbs.

**C&R or FFL Required

Condition: Retaining nearly all of the vivid blue finish. All of the original case coloring. Engraving is mint. Stock and forearm retain all of the original finish. Overall excellent. Bright bore and very tight.

EST $1500 - 2000

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** Cased Merkel Superimposed Shotgun ** Cased Merkel Superimposed Shotgun

** Cased Merkel Superimposed Shotgun

Lot #107 (Sale Order 107 of 285)

12 gauge, 28" barrel, S/N 52806. Numbers matching. Length of pull 14.25", drop at comb 1.5", drop at heel 2.25". Blued barrels with diamond point checkering on forend and grip. Ivory bead front sight with vented and matted rib. Breech shows Merkel name, with elegantly engraved broad scrolls. Left sideplate similarly engraved with fine broad scrolls, flowers, and collared sporting dog amongst a detailed forest with game birds in flight and feeding in foliage. Right sideplate engraved with a marshy swamp scene depicting a bird of prey in flight hunting ducks, who have fled into the surrounding reeds. Bottom of frame shows Merkel name as well as a continuing scroll theme, reflecting the complexity of the adventurous outdoor elements on the sideplates. Right sideplate engraving expertly conceals a small access door revealing spring. Forend lever shows geometric patterns and fine scrolled foliate themes.  

Comes in red velvet-lined cloth case with leather trim.  

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Condition: Fine. Minimal wear to finish on barrels with some minor handling bruises to stock and forend. Bores are excellent, possibly unfired.  

EST $5000 - 10000

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Engraved Sharps-Borchardt M1878 Sporting Rifle Engraved Sharps-Borchardt M1878 Sporting Rifle

Engraved Sharps-Borchardt M1878 Sporting Rifle

Lot #108 (Sale Order 108 of 285)

.45-70, 30" octagonal barrel, S/N 366. Blued and color case hardened finish, medium-fancy walnut stock with checkered pistol-grip and contrasting insert at grip cap. Checkered hard rubber buttplate, checkered forend with contrasting 1" tip. Matching serial numbers on receiver and under barrel. Standard barrel markings forward of the rear sight include OLD RELIABLE in a box with rounded corners about 4" from the sight base, SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN about .75" from the sight base and CAL. 45 in front of the receiver. Bottom of receiver marked PAT. DEC. 1876 and with serial number. Lawrence Patent marked barrel mounted sporting rear sight without graduations on ladder, globe front sight. Receiver engraved with tight bank-note style foliate scroll boarders leaving the center panels open for additional embellishment or engraving that was not added. These same engraved motifs surround the boarder of the upper and lower edges of the receiver, with the lever engraved in a similar fashion and a foliate spray on the upper tang. A really lovely higher grade, very early production M1878 Sporting Rifle in a very nice state of preservation.

Condition: Fine. Retains much of the blue on the barrel which is thinning and turning plum, showing some wear loss along the sharp edges. There is small .625" recent scratch on the reverse of the barrel to the rear of the rear sight with an accompanying small ding in the forend below the scratch. Receiver and lever retain some nice patches of vibrant case coloring that has dulled and faded around the periphery of the frame. All markings and engraving remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with some scattered bumps, dings and light handling marks.

EST $6500 - 10000

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Ballard No 4-1/2 A-1 Mid-Range Rifle Ballard No 4-1/2 A-1 Mid-Range Rifle

Ballard No 4-1/2 A-1 Mid-Range Rifle

Lot #109 (Sale Order 109 of 285)

.40-65 caliber, 30" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 792. Blued and color case hardened finish, checkered, highly figured varnished walnut stock with pistol-grip and shotgun butt with checkered hard rubber Ballard buttplate. Checkered forend with horn tip. Engraved receiver reads Ballard A1 on reverse and Mid Range on obverse, surrounded by foliate scrolls. Reverse of frame stamped in two lines: JM MARLIN . NEW-HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. / BALLARD'S PATENT . NOV. 5, 1861. Tang mounted peep sight with .948" diameter eye cup and fully adjustable spirit level front sight. 

Condition: Very fine. Retains much of the blued finish on the barrel with some thinning and fading, receiver with much of the vivid case colors that have muted and dulled slightly over time. All markings remain clear and crisp with sharp engraving. Mechanically functional, fine, bright bore. Stock fine and crisp with most of the original finish and some scattered minor bumps, dings and handling marks.

EST $6500 - 10000

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Factory Engraved Stevens 44-1/2 Schuetzen Target Rifle Factory Engraved Stevens 44-1/2 Schuetzen Target Rifle

Factory Engraved Stevens 44-1/2 Schuetzen Target Rifle

Lot #110 (Sale Order 110 of 285)

.22LR caliber, 30" heavy octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 9331. Blued and color case hardened finish, checkered straight-gripped Schuetzen buttstock with large raised cheek rest and extended tang Swiss-style buttplate, checkered Schnabel forend. Built on a No. 44-1/2 action. Upper right angled barrel flat marked in two lines: J. STEVENS A.&T. CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A. Mulit-prong pistol-gripped lever, adjustable double set triggers, folding palm rest with nickel-plated mounts. Fully-adjustable tang mounted peep sight, adjustable globe front sight. Mounted with a Stevens  fixed magnification telescopic sight #338 in adjustable mounts. Receiver sides engraved with flowing foliate scrolls with geometric designs on the receiver tang. Checkered wrist and forend. A very high quality and high condition Stevens Ideal "Schuetzen Special" target rifle worthy of the most advanced collection of American single-shot rifles.

Condition: Very fine to excellent. Retains nearly all of the blue on the barrel with some minor thinning and fading. Receiver with much of the vivid case colors, buttplate retaining most of the case color as well with some slivering and thinning. All markings and engraving remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bore, clear optics. Fine stock with crisp checkering and some light handling marks. An outstanding condition rifle.

EST $5000 - 8000

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** Winchester 3rd Model 1873 Musket ** Winchester 3rd Model 1873 Musket

** Winchester 3rd Model 1873 Musket

Lot #111 (Sale Order 111 of 285)

.44-40 caliber, 30" barrel, S/N 570156B mfg. ca 1903). Blued finish, color case hardened lever and hammer, brass cartridge lifter, smooth walnut carbine-style buttstock with smooth forend secured by three barrel bands. Standard two-line Winchester barrel marking, .44 W.C.F. caliber marking, musket-style leaf rear sight, front sight/bayonet lug combination, sling swivels. No cleaning rods in butt. A really outstanding example of a Winchester Model 1873 Musket.

Condition: Excellent. Retains nearly all of the blued finish with some minor flaking on the receiver and some thinning here and there. Lever with much of the vibrant case color, hammer somewhat duller. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock fine and crisp with some light handling marks. A really exceptional condition 1873 Musket.

EST $4000 - 6500

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Stevens Ideal Stevens Ideal

Stevens Ideal "Schuetzen Special" No 54 Rifle on a 44-1/2 Action

Lot #112 (Sale Order 112 of 285)

.28-30 Stevens caliber, 32" heavy octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 9420. Blued and color case hardened finish, checkered straight-gripped Schuetzen buttstock with large raised cheek rest and extended tang Swiss-style buttplate, checkered Schnabel forend. Built on a No. 44-1/2 action. Top of barrel flat marked in two lines: J. STEVENS A.&T. CO. / CHICOPEE FALLS, MASS. U.S.A. Two-piece smooth walnut grip in lever loop, adjustable double set triggers, folding palm rest with nickel-plated mounts. Fully-adjustable tang mounted peep sight, adjustable globe front sight. Mounted with a Stevens fixed magnification telescopic sight #475 in adjustable mounts. Receiver profusely engraved with flowing foliate scrolls surrounding a central panel of a running buck on the reverse and bear on the obverse. Checkered wrist with scalloped border. A truly exceptional quality and extremely high condition Stevens Ideal "Schuetzen Special" target rifle worthy of the most advanced collection of American single-shot rifles.

Condition: Excellent. Retains nearly all of the blue on the barrel with some minor thinning and fading. Receiver with most of the vivid case colors, buttplate retaining most of the case color as well. All markings and engraving remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bore, clear optics. Fine stock with crisp checkering and some light handling marks. An outstanding condition rifle.

EST $7500 - 10000

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Winchester High Wall Deluxe Schuetzen Rifle Winchester High Wall Deluxe Schuetzen Rifle

Winchester High Wall Deluxe Schuetzen Rifle

Lot #113 (Sale Order 113 of 285)

.32-40 caliber, 30" heavy octagonal barrel, S/N 81820 (mfg. ca 1898). Blued and color case hardened finish, deluxe fancy walnut buttstock with checkered pistol grip, Winchester hard rubber grip cap, raised cheek rest and extended spur Schuetzen buttplate. Checkered Schnabel forend with contrasting tip inlay and palm rest mount, with rest not present. Schuetzen style spurred triggerguard/lever combination, Vernier tang sight, adjustable globe front sight. Standard two-line Winchester barrel markings, .32-40 caliber marking, patent date information on triggerguard tang with serial number.

Condition: Very fine. Barrel retains most of the blued finish with some minor thinning and light wear, receiver with much of the case coloring which has muted and dulled slightly. Clear markings throughout, mechanically functional, fine bore. Stock with some scattered minor bumps, dings and mars.

EST $5000 - 8000

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** A Rare and Spectacular Ulrich Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 28 Grade D Shotgun with Extra ** A Rare and Spectacular Ulrich Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 28 Grade D Shotgun with Extra

** A Rare and Spectacular Ulrich Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 28 Grade D Shotgun with Extra

Lot #114 (Sale Order 114 of 285)

12 gauge, 26" barrel, S/N 10375. Blued finish, take-down frame, deluxe fancy walnut stock with checkered pistol grip and checkered forend with carved monogram GH in bottom. Top of barrel fully matted. Barrel marked SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL over MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. flanked by a pair of arrows, over PAT'D APR. 2, 1889. NOV. 6, 1894. MAY 12, 1896. JUNE 2, 1896. NOV. 27, 1900. MARCH 29, 1904. NOV. 29, 1904. Bottom of frame with serial number and marked in front of triggerguard MARLIN / MOD 28. Jeweled bolt and cartridge lifter. Receiver exquisitely engraved by A.G. Ulrich with tight flowing foliate bank-note style scrolls around a central panel of a dog flushing pheasants on the obverse and a duck in flight on the reverse. Both panel scenes are partially framed with inlaid gold wire that flows into the scrolls. Gold wire surrounds the rear of the action at the wrist as well. Upper edges of receiver are engraved with scrolls and geometric boarders around the matted section and feature a small panel of a pheasant in flight below the action release. The flowing patterns continue onto the barrel and magazine tube clamp and are present on the triggerguard as well. Added Jostman red rubber recoil pad with spacers, increasing the length of pull to 14.75". Barrel mounted on gun choked "modified" with 2.75" chamber. Spare 12-gauge barrel choked "full" with 2.75" chamber. This barrel is not engraved and measures 30". This gun is pictured with its extra barrel on page 382 of Lt. Col. William Brophy's Marin Firearms: A History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them. Close up views of the receiver engraving are pictured on page 383. A truly wonderful and scarce A.G. Ulrich engraved D Grade Model 28 shotgun that would be a centerpiece in any collection of classic shotguns or Marlin firearms.

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Condition: Very fine. Retains most of the blued finish with some thinning, fading and light wear. All engraving remains clear and crisp, as do the markings. The bolt shows some wear to the jeweled polish. Action is flawless and bores on both barrels are fine. Beautifully figured deluxe walnut stock with minor marks and a small chip missing from the leading edge of the pistol grip. An impressive and very rare Model 28, embellished by one of America's iconic firearms engravers.

EST $10000 - 15000

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A Magnificent Ulrich Factory Engraved Gold Exhibition Marlin Model 1897 Rifle A Magnificent Ulrich Factory Engraved Gold Exhibition Marlin Model 1897 Rifle

A Magnificent Ulrich Factory Engraved Gold Exhibition Marlin Model 1897 Rifle

Lot #115 (Sale Order 115 of 285)

.22LR caliber, 16" half-octagonal barrel, S/N 156565. Gold-plated finish, full-length magazine, deluxe D-grade checkered highly figured walnut stock with pistol grip and checkered hard rubber Marlin buttplate, checkered fore-end. Two-line barrel marking: MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO.  NEW-HAVEN, CT U.S.A. / PAT'D JAN. 1887. APRIL 2, 1889, AUGUST 12, 1890. March 1, 1892. Top of receiver marked MARLIN SAFETY, tang marked MODEL / 1897 under peep sight base. Adjustable peep tang sight, dovetailed blade front sight with ivory bead. Receiver profusely engraved with flowing Arabesque foliate scrolls with punch-dot shading with a dot-matted central panel in low relief on the reverse showing a buck in full flight, with the obverse panel depicting two squirrels in a tree as the central theme the panel in low relief. A small circular panel on the bottom of the receiver depicts a wolf's head. All of the surrounding metal shows the foliate scrolls, which extend about 3.5" onto the barrel, with the lever and hammer adorned with geometric border patterns. The upper receiver combines the scrolls with starburst foliate patterns and geometric borders. The work is most likely that of Conrad Ulrich Jr. who worked at Marlin during this period as their master engraver. This is one of the very finest and rarest of all decorated Marlins, an exhibition gold-plated and engraved Marlin Model 1897 rifle that is the ultimate in a .22 caliber antique lever action. This gun shipped on the same day, November 10, 1897 as the Ulrich engraved gold Model 1893 rifle offered in this sale. These splendid rifles were likely produced for display at the California Golden Jubilee held in San Francisco January 24-29, 1898, hence their brilliant arresting gold finish and the superb exhibition quality engraving.

Condition: Excellent. Retains nearly all of the gold plating with only the most minor thinning, perfect markings . Mint bore and action. The stocks with nearly all the factory high polish piano varnish finish.The most remarkable and beautiful antique Marlin it has been our pleasure to offer accompanied by a Marlin factory letter verifying its unique diminutive configuration and an extensive letter from the late R.L. Wilson.

EST $15000 - 25000

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**Important A.G. Ulrich Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 20-S Pump-Action Rifle **Important A.G. Ulrich Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 20-S Pump-Action Rifle

**Important A.G. Ulrich Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 20-S Pump-Action Rifle

Lot #116 (Sale Order 116 of 285)

.22RF S/L/LR caliber, 24" octagonal barrel, no S/N. Blued finish, deluxe figured walnut straight-gripped F-pattern checkered stock with crescent buttplate and checkered forend. Half-magazine. Top of barrel marked in two lines: Marlin Firearms Co. NEW-HAVEN. CT. U.S.A. / PAT'D AUG. 12. 1890, MAR. 1. '92. JUNE 8. '97. NOV. 29, 1904. Tang marked Marlin / Model 20-S. Rifle is exquisitely engraved by Marlin master engraver Alden George Ulrich (son of Conrad Friedrich Ulrich Jr.) who worked at Marlin ca 1905-1919. The receiver is engraved with flowing tight foliate bank-note type scrolls on the receiver with a central panel on the reverse of squirrels on a tree and a central panel on the obverse of rabbits at play. Both panels are surrounded by inlaid gold wire border. The barrel has single bands of gold and platinum inlaid forward of the receiver with another gold band at the end of the receiver. The barrel is engraved on the top five flats with loose scrolls from the receiver to the rear of the barrel mounted rear sight. Standard factory barrel mounted rear sight, adjustable tang mounted rear sight, folding combination globe and blade front sight.

A lovely factory engraved Marlin Model 20-S pump action rifle in a fine state of preservation, one of only two similarly engraved Marlin pump rifles known. This exceptional rifle is pictured on the bottom of page 443 of Lt. Col. William Brophy's book Marlin Firearms - A History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them.

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Condition: Fine. Retains much of the bright factory blued finish with thinning and fading along the length of the barrel and thinning loss on the receiver. All markings remain clear and crisp as is the engraving. The action is good as is the bore. Finely figured Circassian walnut stock retains most of its piano varnish finish with crisp checkering and only light handling marks. For extreme rarity and artistic embellishment this Marlin .22, one of only two known is a must for the Marlin aficionado or collector of fantastic vintage .22 rifles.

EST $15000 - 30000

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Superb Ulrich Engraved Factory Gold Plated Grade 15 Marlin Model 1893 Exhibition Rifle Superb Ulrich Engraved Factory Gold Plated Grade 15 Marlin Model 1893 Exhibition Rifle

Superb Ulrich Engraved Factory Gold Plated Grade 15 Marlin Model 1893 Exhibition Rifle

Lot #117 (Sale Order 117 of 285)

.30-30 caliber, 18" barrel, S/N 156977 (mfg ca 1897). Gold-plated finish, deluxe D-grade checkered walnut stock with pistol grip and checkered forend. Take-down frame, half-magazine, cresent buttplate. Two-line barrel marking reads: MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO.  NEW-HAVEN, CT U.S.A. / PATENTED OCTOBER 11, 1887. APRIL 2, 1889, AUGUST 1, 1893. Upper left barrel flat marked SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL, top of receiver marked MARLIN SAFETY, tang marked MODEL / 1893. Receiver profusely engraved with flowing Arabesque foliate scrolls with a dot-matted relief carved central panel on the reverse showing a buck fighting three wolves and with another buck in the forest as the central theme for the obverse panel. A small circular panel on the bottom of the receiver depicts a young buck. All of the surrounding metal shows the foliate scrolls, which extend onto the lever, receiver tangs and rear band of the take-down barrel section. The upper receiver combines the scrolls with geometric borders and another small foliate motif is present on the top of the buttplate tang. The work is almost certainly that of Conrad Friedrich Ulrich Jr. who worked at Marlin during this period as their master engraver. A similar deluxe engraved half-magazine, gold and platinum inlaid Model 1893 rifle was produced by Marlin for Annie Oakley and attributed to Conrad. This gun shipped on the same day, November 10, 1897, as the Ulrich engraved gold Model 1897 rifle offered in this sale. The guns were likely produced for display at the California Golden Jubilee held in San Francisco January 24-29, 1898. This is a superlative example of an exhibition grade gold-plated and engraved Marlin Model 1893 Rifle that would be a prized addition in the most advanced Marlin collection.

Condition: Very fine. Retains nearly all of the Marlin factory gold plating with minor edge wear. All markings and engraving remain crisp and clear. Action is like new and bore that could use a light cleaning. Wood shows incredible figure in both stock and fore-end with crisp checkering and beautiful diamond panels and sculpted borders. Wood retains nearly all original factory high polish piano varnish with a few minor handling marks. A truly spectacular work of art Model 1893 in every sense and if that were not enough, it is an antique. 

EST $15000 - 30000

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**Superb Factory Rival Grade Engraved Savage Lever Action Rifle Made For P.J. Noel With an Entire Ar **Superb Factory Rival Grade Engraved Savage Lever Action Rifle Made For P.J. Noel With an Entire Ar

**Superb Factory Rival Grade Engraved Savage Lever Action Rifle Made For P.J. Noel With an Entire Ar

Lot #118 (Sale Order 118 of 285)

P. Noel was a wealthy and successful Bowling Green, Kentucky insurance agent. In 1903 he was manager of the Kentucky Central Life and Accident Insurance Company. Colonel Noel not only was a candidate for governor of Kentucky but the Savage Firearms Company's most enthusiastic client of the period. Noel was so demanding of the very finest and more beautifully embellished Savage arms that the officials at Savage officials refused to make him another Monarch grade rifle. The 1915 issue of the Sporting Goods Dealer reported that Mr. Noel "had perhaps the most valuable and expensive collection of firearms in the country." In addition to the finest Savage rifles all meticulously crafted to his exacting specifications he also ordered four spectacular Savage automatic pistols, two gold and engraved and two blued and engraved, all with pearl grips. A Noel Savage represents the ultimate of that particular grade and exhibits a perfection of finish and materials not found on other similar rifles. The British term 'bespoke' applies to Mr. Noel's Savages. The Rival Grade of Colonel Noel's exemplifies the gentleman's insistence on only the finest. Chambered in .22HP with a 22 inch barrel this splendid rifle was shipped back and forth until it was perfection personified. In a letter dated November 6th, 1914, Chester A. Smith writes to P.J. Noel: "We trust you will pardon our delay in returning your Fancy .22 HP rifle. serial No. 129798." Mr. Smith further writes: "As you will no doubt appreciate, we are giving this special attention throughout our factories..." The result is the very finest Rival Grade Savage ever produced. All screws are engraved and gilded. The receiver is superbly engraved likely by Enoch Tue; the left features a panel with three does and an antlered buck of the finest quality surrounded by scroll engraving of the best quality; the right side is adorned with a finely detailed bear in a woodland surrounded by scrolls. The tapered barrel is matted throughout its length. The stock and fore-end are of specially selected highly figured Circassian walnut and finely checkered with panels and fleur de lis. Hard rubber Savage buttplate.

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Condition: The condition of Mr. Noel's Rival is as remarkable as its quality. For a century old rifle the condition can only be described as near mint with 100% of the bright blue on the receiver, mint unused wood, all the bright gilding on the small parts, and all the vibrant case hardening on the lever. Simply put nothing about this rifle could be improved. It represents the best of its grade as Mr. Noel insisted on in 1914. It is unfired as new.

EST $20000 - 30000

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Cased Set of Consecutively Numbered Purdey Shotguns Cased Set of Consecutively Numbered Purdey Shotguns

Cased Set of Consecutively Numbered Purdey Shotguns

Lot #119 (Sale Order 119 of 285)

A) This particular matched pair of side-by-side shotguns was completed in 1888 for A.R. Blackwood according to information provided by the consignor. Both shotguns have 30" barrels, 2 1/2" chambers, choked modified/modified on this gun and improved modified/improved modified on gun "B", with extractors. The barrels, triggerguard and break lever are blue with case hardened frame, locks and forearm hardware. The frame, side locks, triggerguard, break lever and forearm hardware are engraved with fine English scrollwork. Each lock is marked "J. PURDEY & SONS" and the bottom of the frame is marked "PURDEY'S / PATENT." The breech end of "A" is marked "1" and "B," "2." The top of the ribs are marked "J. PURDEY & SONS AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET LONDON MADE OF SIR JOSEPH PRESSED STEEL." Each barrel set is numbered to its respective gun and the flats are marked with various English proof marks. Polished double triggers, cocking indicators, tang mounted safety with gold inlaid "SAFE" and mounted with checkered extra fancy English walnut splinter forearm and straight grip stock with tear drop flats, solid leather recoil pad and silver initial oval. The set is complete in an oak and leather case with brass corner protectors, leather straps and handle and circular brass plaque mounted on the outside of the lid. The case is lined with wine-colored velvet. There are three leather labels affixed to the inside of the lid, one is stats on this shotgun, Purdey & Sons label and opening instructions. In the case are a brass tool with female threads and wooden handle, screwdriver, a brass oiler, four snap caps, cleaning tools, and a three-piece wood and brass cleaning rod. Length of pull is 14 5/8" on "A" and 14 3/4" on "B."

BBL: 30 inch solid rib
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 12
Finish: blue/casehardened
Serial Number: 12848

B) Engraved J. Purdey & Sons Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun
Described in "A".
BBL: 30 inch solid rib
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 12
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips:
Serial Number: 12849

Condition: A) Near mint as professionally refurbished with nearly all of the blue and case hardened finishes remaining, and only light storage/handling marks. The wood is excellent with a few minor dings and handling marks. The checkering remains sharp. The rib marking is fading, but readable. Mechanically excellent. B) Near mint as professionally refurbished with nearly all of the blue and case hardened finishes remaining, and only light storage/handling marks. The wood is excellent with a few minor dings and handling marks. The checkering remains sharp. The rib marking is fading, but readable. Mechanically excellent. The case shows some minor scuffs and dents on the exterior and the interior is near mint, as are all of the accessories. 

EST $20000 - 30000

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** First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver ** First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

** First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot #120 (Sale Order 120 of 285)

.32-20 caliber, 4.75" barrel, S/N 327231 (ca 1913).  Blued barrel with color case hardened frame and hard rubber grips.  Top of barrel marked with one-line address.  



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Condition: Very good condition with an excellent bore.  This gun retains most of the original blue finish with light wear, mostly on the ejector rod housing and grip straps. It retains muted and thinning case colors with consistent even wear overall. The grips are very good with no major defects. The action is crisp and lockup is tight  This gun has had an easy life, clean and collectible.

EST $1500 - 2000

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Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver with Attractive Contemporary Holster Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver with Attractive Contemporary Holster

Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver with Attractive Contemporary Holster

Lot #121 (Sale Order 121 of 285)

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 101690 (mfg. ca 1861). Blued and color case hardened finish, large silver-plated brass triggerguard and backstrap. Six-shot percussion cylinder. Matching numbers throughout, including grip and wedge. One-line NEW YORK barrel address, two-line COLT'S / PATENT mark on frame. Grip with five rows of added brass brads on each side and with an added lanyard swivel in the base of the grip. Revolver is accompanied by what appears to be a nicely aged contemporary calfskin holster with a canvas lining and a black velvet throat. The velvet is embroidered with gold bullion oak leaves and acorns and a gold bullion cavalry officer's insignia of crossed sabers is attached to the holster as well. 

Condition: Good. Retains no finish with an oxidized brownish gray patina with scattered discoloration and surface oxidation. Some scattered pinpricking and light pitting is present here and there. Triggerguard with traces of silver. Markings clear, but the cylinder scene is worn and barely visible. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate pitting. Grip good with scattered bumps, dings and mars and the added brass brads. Holster good with a replaced belt loop, showing some wear and minor leather loss.

EST $1000 - 2000

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Colt Model 1860 Army Richards Conversion Revolver Colt Model 1860 Army Richards Conversion Revolver

Colt Model 1860 Army Richards Conversion Revolver

Lot #122 (Sale Order 122 of 285)

.44 caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 3618. Blued and color case hardened finish, silver-plated brass triggerguard, iron backstrap. One-piece walnut grip. Matching numbers on barrel, frame, triggerguard, butt and cylinder with loading gate and cylinder arbor numbered 2796. Single-line New York address, Colts Patent on the left side of the frame. Retains ejector rod and fixed Richards pattern rear sight.

Condition: Good. Retains minute traces of blue in protected areas of the barrel with a mostly dull gray patina, showing scattered surface oxidation and some areas of light pitting. Markings mostly clear and legible with some wear and loss to the cylinder scene. Triggerguard with some silver plating. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting and oxidation. Grip with wear, sharp edges rounded, traces of varnish, small repairs at the leading edges, and scattered bumps and dings.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Philadelphia Derringer by Henry Deringer Philadelphia Derringer by Henry Deringer

Philadelphia Derringer by Henry Deringer

Lot #123 (Sale Order 123 of 285)

.40 caliber, 2" barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, German silver mountings, walnut stock with checkered bird's head grip and Schnabel forend. Engraved back action lock marked in two lines: DERINGER / PHILADEL and top of breech marked DERINGER / PHILADELA. Left angled breech with starburst "P" proof mark and German silver bands at breech. German silver mounts engraved with simple foliate decorations, triggerguard with pineapple finial. German silver wrist escutcheon and dovetailed front sight.

Condition: Fine. Retains much of the browned finish on the barrels, lock with a dull smoky gray patina. All markings clear and crisp. Mounts with a slightly dull silver tone. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Wood with some scattered bumps and dings.

EST $1500 - 2000

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Colt Model 1877 Lighting Double-Action Revolver Colt Model 1877 Lighting Double-Action Revolver

Colt Model 1877 Lighting Double-Action Revolver

Lot #124 (Sale Order 124 of 285)

.38 Colt caliber, 4.5" barrel, S/N 65782 (mfg. ca 1888). Nickel finish, fire blued small parts, checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colt emblem. Six-shot fluted cylinder. Two-line barrel address reads: COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. Left of barrel marked COLT. D.A. 38. Lower left of frame with three-line and three-date patent marking and Rampant Colt logo. Short, cylindrical knurled cylinder arbor pin head, bull's-eye ejector rod head.

Condition: Very fine. Retains nearly all of the nickel finish with clear and crisp markings throughout. Small parts with at least traces of fire blue and some with much of the fine bright color. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Grips faded from exposure to light to a medium milk-chocolate brown color but retain crisp checkering and a mostly crisp Rampant Colt emblem.

EST $1500 - 2500

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Whitney Copy of a Colt M1851 Navy Percussion Revolver Whitney Copy of a Colt M1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Whitney Copy of a Colt M1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot #125 (Sale Order 125 of 285)

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 302. Blued and color case hardened finish, silver plated brass backstrap and triggerguard, two-piece varnished walnut grips. Unmarked with the exception of the serial number that is found on all major parts, including in the grips, and the Whitney early style cylinder roll scene with images of a patriotic eagle, lion and shield. Wedge mismatched and somewhat ill-fitting. The origins of this model are unclear, as it is a near exact copy of the Colt M1851 Navy revolver with only the cylinder scene immediately identifying this otherwise unmarked product as having come from the Whitneyville Armory.

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the blue on the barrel, with strong flecked traces on the cylinder. Frame with much of the case coloring present, loading lever and hammer with less color, showing more fading. Brass with much of the silver remaining, showing lots of dark tarnish. Mechanically functional, fine bore. Grips fine, retaining most of the varnish but not fitting quite perfectly as the bottoms are somewhat proud of the butt.

EST $2000 - 4000

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** Remington Model 1901 Target Rolling Block Pistol ** Remington Model 1901 Target Rolling Block Pistol

** Remington Model 1901 Target Rolling Block Pistol

Lot #126 (Sale Order 126 of 285)

.22 caliber, 10" octagonal-to-round barrel, no serial number. Marked Remington Arms Co on the top of the barrel behind the front sight; marked 22LR on the bottom of the barrel. Checkered trigger. Remington markings on the frame. Target sights. Checkered walnut forearm and handles.

**C&R or FFL Required

Condition: Barrel retains most of the original blue finish. The frame is a mottled gray look with nice sharp and crisp markings. Breechblock and hammer retain most of the bright original blue finish. The bottoms of the grips have some nicks and dings. Bore is dirty but will clean to very good. Overall an excellent example. 

EST $1000 - 1500

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** Colt US Army Model 1909 Revolver ** Colt US Army Model 1909 Revolver

** Colt US Army Model 1909 Revolver

Lot #127 (Sale Order 127 of 285)

.45 Colt caliber, 5.5" barrel, S/N 43253 (mfg. ca 1911). Blued finish, smooth walnut grips. Six-shot fluted cylinder with star extractor. Standard two-line Colt address and patent date barrel mark, as well as COLT D.A. 45 on side of barrel and Rampant Colt on left rear of frame. The bottom of the barrel is marked UNITED STATES PROPERTY and with a small "P" proof. Butt marked U.S. / ARMY / MODEL / 1909 in four lines above the lanyard ring and No / 43 / 253 below the ring. Matching serial numbers on butt, in frame under crane and inside both grips. R.A.C. (Rinaldo A. Carr) inspection stamps are present on the upper right rear of the frame, on the rear of the cylinder and on the bottoms of both grips.

**C&R or FFL Required

Condition: Very good. Retains much of the blued finish with some thinning and fading. Metal mostly smooth with a thumb print-sized patch of pitting at the rear of the cylinder between two flutes. All markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, fine bright bore that is dusty and dirty in the last 2"-3" near the muzzle. Grips with bumps and dings and moderate wear.

EST $1500 - 2500

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Colt Model 1849 Percussion Revolver Colt Model 1849 Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1849 Percussion Revolver

Lot #128 (Sale Order 128 of 285)

.31 caliber, 6" octagonal barrel, S/N 130835 (mfg. ca 1857). Blued and color case hardened finish with silver-plated brass triggerguard and backstrap and varnished one-piece walnut grip. Two-line bracketed barrel address reads: {ADDRESS SAML COLT / NEW YORK CITY}, two-line COLT'S / PATENT mark on frame, standard stagecoach hold-up scene on cylinder with Colt's Patent marking and serial number. Matching serial numbers throughout with some parts like the wedge, loading lever and cylinder arbor marked with abbreviated serial numbers. Grip with weak, barely legible period ink serial number in backstrap groove.

Condition: Very good. Barrel retains some streaky original blue with loss due to flaking and wear. Frame and loading lever with strong traces of case coloring, brass with much of the silver plating, which has a deeply tarnished appearance. All markings crisp and clear, cylinder with nearly all of the scene clear and visible, retaining safety pins on the rear face. Mechanically functional, good bore with moderate pitting. Grip with most of the varnish, showing some wear and loss and some light handling marks.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver With Ejector Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver With Ejector

Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver With Ejector

Lot #129 (Sale Order 129 of 285)

.38 Colt caliber, 5.5" barrel, S/N 43335 (mfg. ca 1870s). Nickel finish, silver-plated triggerguard and backstrap, fire-blued small parts, two-piece mother-of-pearl grips. Five-shot cartridge altered, partially rebated cylinder with roll engraved Stagecoach Hold Up scene. One-line Colt barrel address reads: ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S.AMERICA. Two-line COLT'S / PATENT mark on lower left of frame and 36 CAL on left web of triggerguard. Matching serial numbers throughout with the exception of the loading gate (#3346), wedge, which has had all of the serial number except for a "3" removed prior to finishing, and the grips which are not numbered. All major serial numbers over the letter "E" for "engraved." Revolver engraved in the late Colt factory style with classic "wolf's head" hammer, flowing foliate patterns on the frame and barrel surrounding the barrel address, geometric borders on the backstrap and butt and Cuno Helfricht's traditional geometric fan motif at the top of the grip frame, below the hammer. A lovely factory engraved Colt conversion revolver in pristine untouched condition.

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the Colt factory nickel finish. Retains most of silver plating. All markings clear and sharp, as is the engraving. Most of the blued small parts retain some of vibrant color, while others retain most of their brightly niter blue finish. Good action compliments good bore. Grips rate very good with the expected minor chips and losses at the sharp leading and trailing edges. Altogether a rare and beautiful factory engraved Western expansion period Colt.

EST $3000 - 6000

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Remington New Model Army Cartridge Conversion Revolver Remington New Model Army Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Remington New Model Army Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Lot #130 (Sale Order 130 of 285)

.44CF caliber, 8" octagonal barrel, S/N 65510. Blued finish, brass triggerguard, two-piece walnut grips. Standard three-line Remington "New Model" barrel address. Matching serial numbers on barrel and frame, under grip. Conversion assembly number "74" on frame under grip and on face of cylinder. Left grip with illegible pencil marking on interior that may match the serial number of the gun. Civil War era contract sub-inspector marks throughout the revolver. Frame not altered to allow loading cartridge without removing the cylinder, thus no ejector rod was installed either during the conversion process. Chambering unknown, but likely a .44 centerfire cartridge such as the .44 S&W American or Russian. A nice example of a Civil War era military revolver altered to cartridge for sale on the civilian market during the post-Civil War period of Westward Expansion.

Condition: Very good. Retains some of the blued finish with fading and loss primarily due to wear. Barrel marking somewhat weak. Mechanically functional, good bore with some scattered pitting, more severe in the last 2"-3" near the muzzle. Grips with some scattered bumps and dings.

EST $2000 - 3000

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Smith & Wesson First Model, 3rd Issue Revolver in Gutta Percha Case Smith & Wesson First Model, 3rd Issue Revolver in Gutta Percha Case

Smith & Wesson First Model, 3rd Issue Revolver in Gutta Percha Case

Lot #131 (Sale Order 131 of 285)

.22RF Short caliber, 3.125" barrel, S/N 4653. Blued finish, varnished rosewood grips. Seven-shot fluted cylinder. One-line address on barrel rib reads: SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS PAT. APR. 8 55, JULY 5, 58, DEC 18, 60. Matching assembly mark LV on frame under grips, on face of cylinder and on interior rear web of barrel. Right grip stamped with matching serial number 4653. Revolver contained in an early production Smith & Wesson gutta percha case with a dark blue floral embossed pillow in the interior lid and a rust colored velvet lining in the bottom.

Provenance: Marvin Lieber Collection of Early Photographica

Condition: Very good. Revolver retains most of the blued finish with some thinning and loss, particularly on the cylinder which shows moderate flaking. Markings clear. Mechanically functional, but the bolt stop spring appears broken as the revolver will not reliably lock up. Very good bore with some scattered oxidation. Grips with most of the varnish and scattered handling marks. Gutta Percha case in about good condition, showing wear and some discoloration. The case has warped slightly with the lid being somewhat depressed. Case with some chipped loss here and there and a larger repair break at the rear of the left side of the lid measuring about .5" tall and 1.25" wide.

EST $1000 - 1500

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Philadelphia Deringer By Henry Deringer Philadelphia Deringer By Henry Deringer

Philadelphia Deringer By Henry Deringer

Lot #132 (Sale Order 132 of 285)

.38 caliber, 2" barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, German silver mountings, walnut stock with checkered bird's head grip and semi-Schnabel forend. Engraved back action percussion lock marked in two lines: DERINGER / PHILADEL and top of breech marked DERINGER / PHILADELA. Left angled breech with starburst "P" proof mark and German silver bands at breech. German silver mounts engraved with simple foliate decorations, triggerguard with pineapple finial. German silver wrist escutcheon and dovetailed front sight.

Condition: Good. Retains some traces of brown with a dull bluish-gray patina and some scattered surface oxidation and light pitting. Markings remain clear, mechanically functional, good bore. Stock with scattered bumps and dings.

EST $1000 - 1500

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** Colt Model 1905 ** Colt Model 1905

** Colt Model 1905

Lot #133 (Sale Order 133 of 285)

.45 Colt Rimless Smokeless caliber, 5" barrel, S/N 512. Blued finish, checkered walnut grips. Two-line roll markings on left side of slide read: PATENTED / APR. 20, 1897. SPET. 9, 1902. DEC. 19, 1905. and COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG. CO. / HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A. Top of slide, forward of the rear barrel sight is retailer engraved Wilkinson's / Pall Mall London; the backstrap is engraved with the initials P.A.M.C. with the bottom of the triggerguard engraved with the Wilkinson serial number 1431. As would be expected, the pistol has London commercial proof marks. The gun is accompanied by a copy of the Colt factory letter that states it was shipped to Colt's London Armory on April 14, 1906, as part of a shipment of 10 guns. Includes a single blued magazine. A Wilkinson Factory Letter can be obtained from https://www.armsresearch.co.uk for a fee. This photocopy of the day book entry should allow the identification of the purchaser of the pistol.

**C&R or FFL Required

Condition: This pistol retains nearly all of the highly polished blue finish.  A very little edge wear, just a little around the front of the slide, along with some scattered flecks of surface oxidation and minute surface roughness. Some blue finish missing on the bottom of the triggerguard, which had a dull gray patina. Grips are excellent and the pistol is near new on the inside. A really outstanding 1905 that is worthy of some additional research.

EST $5000 - 10000

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Very Fine Matched Pair of Factory Engraved Colt New Line 38's in Spectacular Engraved Brass Bound Co Very Fine Matched Pair of Factory Engraved Colt New Line 38's in Spectacular Engraved Brass Bound Co

Very Fine Matched Pair of Factory Engraved Colt New Line 38's in Spectacular Engraved Brass Bound Co

Lot #134 (Sale Order 134 of 285)

.38 Colt caliber, 2.25" barrels, S/N 12027 & 12030 (mfg. ca 1880). Nickel finish, fire blued small parts, mother-of-pearl two-piece grips. Five-shot cylinders with long flutes, cylinder locking notches on their rear faces and London commercial proofs in the flutes. Left sides of barrels with etched panel COLT NEW 38. Tops of barrels roll marked in three lines: COLT'S PT. F. ARMS MFG. Co / HARTFORD CT U.S.A. /  DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON. Bottom of barrels with serial numbers and PAT. SEPT 15, 1874 markings. Both revolvers engraved with nearly full coverage in the 'New York' style of L.D. Nimschke usually seen on Colt SAA's shipped 'soft' to Hartley and Graham, consisting of a combination of flowing foliate scrolls with punch dot shading, feathery arabesque swirls and intertwined geometric lines and patterns. Matching serial numbers throughout, including the grips which are pencil numbered to the guns on their interiors. The revolvers are contained in a lovely miniature leather trunk style French-fitted case with a dark blue velvet interior and a lovely paper Cogswell & Harrison retailers label in the lid. The brown leather case features simple embossed line decorations and patterns, with profusely engraved gilt brass corner mounts, locking plate and circular escutcheon. The initials S.G.H. are embossed on the lid in gold leaf in Old English font. The casing contains a small pewter oiler and a gilt key engraved to match the furniture of the casing. The slot for a cleaning rod is empty. A really exquisite pair of English retailed late production fully engraved, etched panel New Line 38 revolvers in a wonderful retailer casing.  Factory engraved as confirmed by Colt factory letter, the decoration on these splendid New Lines is likely by Colt master engraver Cuno Helfricht as they exhibit his characteristic starburst on the barrel lugs.

Condition: Very good. Both revolvers retain much of their nickel finish with minor loss due to flaking and age. All markings and engraving remain quite clear, except for the patent date on the bottom of the barrel of #12027. Here, some scattered impact marks have partially obscured the marking. Both revolvers retain much of their fire blued finish on the hammers and small parts, although some screws and the cylinder pins show moderate fading and loss. #12027 has a crisp action with a fine bore. #12030 has a very weak mainspring. Both grips with some very minute chipping at the frame junction, otherwise showing good age and some light handling. Oiler and key very good to fine. Casing about very good to fine, showing some surface scuffs and loss of gilt finish on the exterior and fading and some wear to the velvet on the interior. As the iconic set belonging to General Hawley, head of the Philadelphia Centennial Commission, is not available this set will delight any New Line or Colt collector.

EST $15000 - 30000

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Fine and Rare Factory Engraved French Fitted Rosewood Cased Colt Third Model 1851 Percussion Navy Re Fine and Rare Factory Engraved French Fitted Rosewood Cased Colt Third Model 1851 Percussion Navy Re

Fine and Rare Factory Engraved French Fitted Rosewood Cased Colt Third Model 1851 Percussion Navy Re

Lot #135 (Sale Order 135 of 285)

.36 caliber, 7.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 31300 (mfg. ca 1853). Blued and color case hardened finish, silver-plated small brass triggerguard and backstrap, varnished deluxe burl walnut slim profile grips. Six-shot percussion cylinder with traditional Naval engagement roll scene, Colt's Patent marking and serial number. One-line barrel address reads -ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY- with engraved frame marking reading COLT'S / PATENT. Matching numbers throughout with external numbers with an additional punch dot above, below or after them. Revolver engraved in the early Colt factory style number 2 attributed to Gustave Young with dense flowing foliate scrolls on the frame and barrel web, with the triggerguard, loading lever knuckle and butt engraved en-suite. Additional engraved details are present on the backstrap, with a fan-motif at the top of the grip frame and geometric boarders around the beveled edges of the triggerguard. A dog's head appears in the central foliate scrolls on the reverse of the barrel web and the hammer is engraved with the "wolf's head" motif. The hammer spur is finely checkered as befits a deluxe engraved percussion Colt. The revolver is contained in a very rare rosewood veneered case with a French fitted dark green velvet interior with two compartments. The larger one contains a sealed package of D.C. Sage produced cartridges and the smaller contains a Japanned tin of percussion caps with a green Eley Brothers label marked as being produced "exclusively for Colt's Pt Belt and Pocket Pistols." Additional accessories include a dual-cavity Colt's Patent marked brass mold, a C & JW Hawksley marked dual compartment powder flask with two bottom compartments containing caps and round balls and an "L" tool. A really lovely factory engraved Colt Navy with a fine period casing and accessories.

Condition: Fine. Retains much of the factory original blued finish with thinning and wear, with most of the loss from the barrel and cylinder. Barrel web retains much of the bright blue and the frame has a dull smoky blue-gray patina with some traces of case color in the protected areas. The brass retains most of its original silver and all of the markings and engraving remains clear and crisp. The cylinder scene remains in fine condition and shows almost no loss. All of the safety pins on the cylinder remain in place with two showing some damage, all of percussion nipples remain in fine condition. Action is crisp and the bore is fine. Highly figured walnut grip in fine condition retaining much of the varnish with minor marks. Case and accessories rate fine with the case showing some scattered bumps, dings and mars on the exterior and some fading and wear to the interior. Accessories all remain in very good or better condition and complement the set nicely. Altogether a fine and early factory engraved cased 1851 Navy.

EST $15000 - 30000

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Elaborate Exhibition French Cased Gilt and Silver Engraved Cooper Double-Action Pocket Percussion Re Elaborate Exhibition French Cased Gilt and Silver Engraved Cooper Double-Action Pocket Percussion Re

Elaborate Exhibition French Cased Gilt and Silver Engraved Cooper Double-Action Pocket Percussion Re

Lot #136 (Sale Order 136 of 285)

.31 caliber, 5" octagonal barrels, S/N 219 & 850. Silver plated overall with gilded finish on the cylinders, frames and triggers, raised carved patriotic eagle & shield motif ivory grips. #219 marked on top of barrel in a single line: -MANF'D. BY J.M. COOPER & CO PITTSBURGH, PA- and on the left angled flat in two lines: PATD APL 25, 1854  PATD JAN 7, 1851 / REISSD JULY 26, 1859. #850 with left-handed, two-line roll mark on top of barrel reading: MANF'D. BY J.M. COOPER & CO PITTS, PA PAT. JAN 7. 1851 / REIS'D JULY 26, 1859, PAT. APL 25, 1854, PAT. SEPT 4, 1860. Both revolvers profusely engraved on their reverse sides with tight foliate L.D. Nimschke scrolls with nearly full coverage on the frame and left barrel flats. The remaining surfaces of the guns are not embellished. This unique set was specifically decorated for exhibition purposes and made to be viewed in their casing, exposing only the decorated side. The front third of the cylinders is engraved around their entire circumference as are certain Young engraved percussion Colts. These wonderful exhibition grade guns are cased in a black Morocco leather covered wooden casing usually associated with pistols by Henry Deringer with German silver escutcheon plate on the lid and a dark blue velvet French fitted interior with four lidded compartments. One of the smaller compartments contains an empty varnished box that originally held 5 cartridges, the other smaller compartment contains a key for the case and two lead bullets. The upper larger compartment contains a gold foil tin of Goldmark's Patent percussion caps, the lower large compartment is empty. Additional accessories are two 1849 Pocket type silver-plated American Eagle motif powder flasks, two silver-plated two-cavity brass bullet molds and two silver-plated "L"-shaped combination tools. These fantastic exhibition revolvers were doubtless made for one of the great 19th century exhibitions, possibly the Great Metropolitan Sanitary Fair. These grand Coopers are one of only two known cased pairs similarly embellished and represent unique opportunity for the advanced collector of 19th century percussion revolvers to acquire the very best set of Coopers.

Condition: Very fine. Both pistols retain most of their silver-plated finish with only minor losses. The silver has acquired a lovely untouched unpolished appearance over time. The gilding on both pistols is  thin as a result of nearly 175 years of exposure to the atmosphere with the exposed sides of the revolvers having a darker color to the gold than the sides that were protected by the casing. All markings are clear and crisp as is the engraving. Both revolvers appear unfired with mint bores. The carved ivory grips remain pristine condition with exceptional raised carved eagles and Union shield on each grip. Case and accessories remain in fine condition with the exterior of the case showing some scuffs and minor loss. The interior showing fading from age and some light to moderate wear. All of the silver-plated accessories retain most of their silver plate. A genuine museum worthy cased set.

EST $20000 - 30000

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The Finest Known Ultra Deluxe French Cased Pair of Exhibition Engraved 3rd Model Plant Army Merwin & The Finest Known Ultra Deluxe French Cased Pair of Exhibition Engraved 3rd Model Plant Army Merwin &

The Finest Known Ultra Deluxe French Cased Pair of Exhibition Engraved 3rd Model Plant Army Merwin &

Lot #137 (Sale Order 137 of 285)

.42 cup fire / .40 caliber percussion, 6" ribbed octagonal barrel, S/N 1213 & 1216. Silver-plated finish with gold-washed cylinders, fire blued cylinder arbor pins, color case hardened hammers and smooth mother-of-pearl grips. Dual 6-shot cylinders allowing for use as either cartridge or percussion revolvers. One-line roll mark on top of the barrel ribs reads: PLANT'S. MFG. CO. NEW HAVEN.CT, left side of barrels read: MERWIN & BRAY, NEW-YORK. Both revolvers profusely engraved in the style of L.D. Nimschke with flowing foliate scrolls, punch-dot background shading and geometric borders of the highest quality. #1213 features an engraved central panel of a dog and deer game scene on the reverse side plate. The deer is virtually identical to the deer commonly found on Hoggson engraved Henry rifles and early 1866 Winchesters leading to the possibility that Hoggson engraved the panel scenes on these. #1216 features a dog on point in an oval panel in the same location. #1216 has an empty panel on the backstrap where the owner's initials could be engraved, while #1213 features full coverage on the backstrap. The revolvers are contained in their original French fitted rosewood veneered wood casing with German silver corner reinforcements and lid escutcheon with a green velvet French fitted interior for the two revolvers. The casing contains: two spare factory engraved percussion cylinders, a silver-plated dual-cavity iron bullet mold, a silver-plated rosewood handled loading tool, a silver-plated copper eagle motif powder flask, and a steel cleaning rod. An empty compartment shows the imprint of a box of Plant cup fire cartridges, now missing, with the opposite compartment likely having contained a packet of percussion cartridges that are not present either. A green fabric label readings MERWIN & BRAY, NEW YORK in gold leaf has been whip stitched into the lid of the case. This iconic set is the finest known cased pair of Merwin & Bray retailed Plant 3rd Model Army revolvers complete with the scarce dual cylinder allowing for cartridge or percussion use. Merwin & Bray were the exclusive distributors for Plant's Patent Revolvers.

Provenance: Wm Locke Col

Condition: Excellent. Both revolvers retain nearly all of their original silver plating with some minor thinning, minute flaking and some scattered toning. Cylinders with strong traces of thinned gilding. All markings clear and crisp with equally sharp engraving throughout. Arbor pins retain much of their original fire blued finish with hammers retaining strong hints of case color. #1213 with fine, bright bore. #1216's trigger spring is weak. #1216 with fine bore. Both revolvers with fine condition smooth mother of pearl grips, with #1216's grips numbered to the gun on their interiors. The other set is unmarked. Both sets of grips remain crisp with the left panel of #1216 showing a couple of minor surface cracks that have discolored slightly. All of the accessories are in about fine condition and match the condition of the pistols perfectly. The case is very good but a 6.5 inch by .5 inch piece of rosewood veneer is missing from the lower left front edge. Casing shows minor marks. Interior with light to moderate wear, discoloration and some moderate age fading. Gilt stamped green silk "MERWIN & BRAY NEW YORK" label in lid. The finest set of these revolvers known. Museum worthy throughout. 

EST $20000 - 30000

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Deluxe Factory Exhibition Engraved English Hartford Colt Third Model Dragoon Deluxe Factory Exhibition Engraved English Hartford Colt Third Model Dragoon

Deluxe Factory Exhibition Engraved English Hartford Colt Third Model Dragoon

Lot #138 (Sale Order 138 of 285)

.44 caliber, 7.5" octagonal-to-round barrel, S/N 219 (mfg. ca 1853). Blued and color case hardened finish, silver-plated brass backstrap and triggerguard, varnished highly figured walnut one-piece grip. Six-shot percussion cylinder roll engraved with the traditional Texas Ranger & Indian scene and the usual U.S.M.R. and Colt's Patent panels. One-line barrel address reads ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY, engraved frame marking in Gothic lettering: Colt's Patent in a ribbon. Revolver is profusely engraved in the finest English style with tight flowing foliate scrolls, with flowing feathery leaf motif boarders and a fan motif at the top of the gripstrap. Frame with nearly fully coverage engraving, with similar dense coverage on the triggerguard and barrel web. Additional engraving is present on the butt, gripstrap and backstrap, as well as the loading lever and at the muzzle. London commercial {Crown}/GP and {Crown}/V proofs are clearly stamped on the cylinder between the chambers and on the left web of the barrel. Matching numbers throughout with a single punch dot below all external numbers. A fixed rear sight of the period has been dovetailed into the top barrel flat. Serial number 219 is the most exquisitely and profusely engraved Colt Hartford London 3rd Model Dragoon we have cataloged with the extreme rarity of coverage on the front gripstrap of the triggerguard as well as profuse engraving extending past the front sight. Adding to the stature of this Colt icon is provenance to W. Keith Neal and the House of Windsor as well as the renowned California Colt collector, Dr. Chester P. Bonoff, owner of the legendary Johnson 1861 Navy and the Norton 1860 Army. Serial 219 appears as Plate 102 on page 79 in Rosas book described as "This ornately engraved pistol is a fine specimen." Chet Bonoff owned the very best Colts and this extraordinary Dragoon was in good company in his collection.

Condition: Excellent. Revolver retains strong amounts of original English blue on the barrel, which has thinned and faded in some areas, most notably around the muzzle and two dime sized patches just forward of the octagonal portion where some old oxidation was cleaned. Another small area of pitting is present on the reverse of the loading lever rammer. The frame retains strong traces of the soft English case colors. The triggerguard and backstrap retain much of their silver plating. All markings remain clear and crisp, as does the engraving. Cylinder retains nearly all of the roll scene and is really spectacular. Cylinder retains all of the safety pins, with a couple showing wear and some battering, all percussion cones remain crisp and sharp. Mechanically functional, fine bore with some dust and dirt near the muzzle and a couple of small patches of light pitting. Chambers with some light surface oxidation. Bore rates excellent. Grip is fine, retaining most of the varnish and showing only some light handling marks. #219 is the finest engraved Hartford London one can own.

EST $20000 - 30000

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Rare Rifleman's Knife with Tacked Leather Sheath Rare Rifleman's Knife with Tacked Leather Sheath

Rare Rifleman's Knife with Tacked Leather Sheath

Lot #139 (Sale Order 139 of 285)

7.25" slightly curved, single-edged blade with 1.25" false edge and full-length tang. 11.125" overall length, 4" wood grip scales secured by three steel pins with decorative brass escutcheons. Knife is contained in a leather scabbard decorated with 12 brass tacks around the throat and 27 around the edges seams. Scabbard with sewn belt loop to accommodate a 2" belt.

Condition: Very good. Blade with a medium pewter patina, showing scattered oxidation and age discoloration and some light sharpening marks along the edge. Grip with some scattered bumps and dings. Scabbard solid with some wear, belt loop showing the most wear and crazing. Tacks with a nice untouched patina.

EST $1500 - 2500

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John Wests Horn-Handled Bowie Knife John Wests Horn-Handled Bowie Knife

John Wests Horn-Handled Bowie Knife

Lot #140 (Sale Order 140 of 285)

8.25" clip point blade, 5.5" false edge. 1.5" wide blade. Horn handle with German silver pommel with floral designs and deer.  Marked near the ricasso John Westa in a banner.  Leather scabbard with German silver tip and throat.  

Condition: Blade has been cleaned. Leather scabbard is excellent with minor scuffing. Pommel with natural patina.  

EST $2000 - 4000

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W.F. Jackson Bowie Knife with Embossed Leather Sheath W.F. Jackson Bowie Knife with Embossed Leather Sheath

W.F. Jackson Bowie Knife with Embossed Leather Sheath

Lot #141 (Sale Order 141 of 285)

15.25" overall length. 9.25" blade length. Blade etched in script I'm a Real Ripper. Ricasso stamped W.F. Jackson Sheffield. German silver pommel with eagle and patriotic shield on both sides. Leather scabbard with German silver mounts. Leather with unusual stylized patterns on one side. 

Condition: The unadorned side of the blade has several small indentations. The adorned side of the blade has some brown pitting beginning to form. Overall, very good condition. 

EST $2500 - 3500

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James Rogers Whale Bone Ivory Bowie Knife James Rogers Whale Bone Ivory Bowie Knife

James Rogers Whale Bone Ivory Bowie Knife

Lot #142 (Sale Order 142 of 285)

9" clip point blade, 5.5" false edge, 1.375" wide blade.  Marked on the ricasso near the guard, Joseph Rodgers Sheffield. Blade thickness near the guard is .250.  Coffin head pommel, German silver guard. Skeletonized German silver and leather scabbard. Bone handle with German silver escutcheons.  

Provenance: ex: Steve Miller ex: Norm Flayderman

Condition: Blade still retains original polish bright finish with some light staining. Scabbard has nice dark untouched patina. Overall excellent, untouched Bowie knife.

EST $4000 - 6000

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S.C. Wragg Ivory Bowie Knife with 'Old Zach' Pommel S.C. Wragg Ivory Bowie Knife with 'Old Zach' Pommel

S.C. Wragg Ivory Bowie Knife with 'Old Zach' Pommel

Lot #143 (Sale Order 143 of 285)

13.75" overall length. 8.75" blade with ricasso stamped S.C. Wragg Sheaf Island Works Sheffield. Ivory grips with intials J.M.C. professionally stamped on one side. Opposite side of ivory grips with brass oval. Silver pommel with profile of Zachary Taylor on both sides with his name Old Zach underneath the profile. Silver collar ring with classical ornamentation on both sides. Leather scabbard with German silver throat and drag and finely rendered scrolling on both sides of the red leather that are more evident when looked at closely. 

J.M.C. is believed to be for Marcus Jerome Clark alias 'Sue Mundy.' 'Sue Mundy' was a Kentucky guerrilla who was friends with William Quantrill.    

Condition: Both sides of blade has extensive pitting. Blade has rough edge near the base. Ivory is cracked on both sides where the four pins attach to the handle. Leather scabbard has four oval regions that have lost most of their original design.

EST $6000 - 8000

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Antique S.C. Wragg Massive Blade Folding Bowie Knife Antique S.C. Wragg Massive Blade Folding Bowie Knife

Antique S.C. Wragg Massive Blade Folding Bowie Knife

Lot #144 (Sale Order 144 of 285)

8.25" clip point blade, 3.5" false edge, marked S.C. Wragg, Sheffield.  German silver crossguard, stag handles.  

Condition: The blade has nice gray look with black staining. The stag grips have some cracks in the right side near the pommel. Overall good condition.

EST $7000 - 9000

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B. Collin and A Langre Bowie Knife B. Collin and A Langre Bowie Knife

B. Collin and A Langre Bowie Knife

Lot #145 (Sale Order 145 of 285)

8.5" clip point blade, 5.5" false edge, fighting notch near the ricasso. Marked on the ricasso B. Colin A. Lanre. Engraved "T"-bone-shaped pommel and handle. Engraved German silver scabbard floral designs. 

Provenance: Ex: Norm Flayderman

Condition: Blade is smooth and gray with some light staining. Handle and scabbard is excellent with nice untouched patina. Sharp and crisp engraving. Overall excellent for this rare Bowie knife.

EST $10000 - 15000

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Scarce 18th Century Scottish Regimental Broadsword Scarce 18th Century Scottish Regimental Broadsword

Scarce 18th Century Scottish Regimental Broadsword

Lot #146 (Sale Order 146 of 285)

29" blade 36" overall length. Double-edged blade with broad 24.75" fullers. 1.25" wide forte. Blade is is etched with crown over a coat of arms on the forte. Iron hilt is a classic Scottish basket form. Struck with No. 38. Iron pommel with slash decorations. Oak grip.

Condition: Blade is patinated with some old battle nicks. Etching is somewhat worn. The hilt is blackened. Oak grip is missing wire wrap - and is possibly replaced. Sword is tight - one branch of the hilt with cracks. Interesting Scottish basket hilt.  

EST $800 - 1200

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Scarce Early 19th Century Scottish brass Basket Hilt Broad Sword Scarce Early 19th Century Scottish brass Basket Hilt Broad Sword

Scarce Early 19th Century Scottish brass Basket Hilt Broad Sword

Lot #147 (Sale Order 147 of 285)

27.75" blade with short fuller. 1.75" wide at the forte. Stamped on the forte 79th regiment and dated 1827. Further marked on blade 79th regiment 1827. Plain brass basket hilt. Brass pommel en suite. Leather-covered wood grip bound with three strands of brass wire. Sword is virtually identical to figure 406 in Leslie Southwick's Price Guided to Antique Edged Weapons. 

Condition: Blade is good with minor staining with good markings. Brass hilt is good with one minor split. Leather grip shows age, but is in good condition. A scarce sword with a famous regiment. 

EST $800 - 1200

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Unusual Bronze Hilted Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword Unusual Bronze Hilted Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword

Unusual Bronze Hilted Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword

Lot #148 (Sale Order 148 of 285)

Ca 19th century. 32.34" double-edged blade with fuller and pronounced ricasso struck with two proofs consisting of a crown. Large elaborate bronze hilt pierced with hearts and circles. Grip is red leather bound with three strands of copper wire. Pommel is of classic Scottish form affixed with pommel cap. 

Condition: Blade is very good with old varnish that can be easily removed. One area of very minor pitting and some staining throughout. Bronze hilt is in excellent condition. Untouched patination. Leather grips are in excellent condition. Sword retains its original red leather hand protector. 

EST $1000 - 1500

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Rare 18th Century English Brass Hilted Back Sword Rare 18th Century English Brass Hilted Back Sword

Rare 18th Century English Brass Hilted Back Sword

Lot #149 (Sale Order 149 of 285)

Ca 18th century. Broad 34.75" blade with wide and narrow fuller extending nearly the entire length. 1.5" wide at the forte. Left side of blade etched with a trophy of arms and strapwork. Right side with illegible etched makings. The brass hilt is of classic form with two late bars attached on either side - possibly of copper. Ovoid pommel en suite. Waisted grip bound with twisted copper wire. 

Condition: Blade is good with some battle nicks and wear to the etching as noted. Brass hilt with good patination. Grip is in good condition. A rare and attractive early English sword.

EST $1500 - 2500

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Rare Mid-18th Century Scottish Cavalry Broadsword with Steel Basket Hilt Rare Mid-18th Century Scottish Cavalry Broadsword with Steel Basket Hilt

Rare Mid-18th Century Scottish Cavalry Broadsword with Steel Basket Hilt

Lot #150 (Sale Order 150 of 285)

31.5" broadword blade. 1.25" wide at the forte struck on each side with four king's head marks. Steel basket virtually identical to figure 393 in Leslie Southwicks's Price Guide to Antique Edged Weapons. Pommel of classic Scottish form. Leather-covered wood grips wrapped with a single strand of twisted brass wire. 

Condition: Blade is good with some wear to the marks with small nicks on the edge. Serious pitting towards point on the right side. The hilt is in good patinated condition. The grip is in good aged condition. A rare and attractive slightly post Culloden basket hilt sword. 

EST $1500 - 2500

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Unusually Long 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword Unusually Long 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword

Unusually Long 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword

Lot #151 (Sale Order 151 of 285)

Unusually long 40.5" blade with short fullers 1.5" wide at the unmarked forte. Steel basket is a classic form pierced with circles and triangles. Steel conical pommel. Unusual red cloth-covered wood grips with single strand copper wire. 

Condition: Blade is good with old staining and minor pitting. Hilt is in good condition with some staining and minor surface rust. Cloth covered grips with old staining from use. Largest of these swords that Cowan's has catalogued to date and the most unusual. 

EST $1500 - 2500

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Good Late 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword with Andrea Ferrara Marked Blade in Original Good Late 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword with Andrea Ferrara Marked Blade in Original

Good Late 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword with Andrea Ferrara Marked Blade in Original

Lot #152 (Sale Order 152 of 285)

35.5" Ferrara blade well-marked with cabalistic X's and full Andrea Ferrara signature together with a running wolf. Classic steel basket hilt pierced with T's, circles and hearts. Dome pommel of classic Scottish form. Blackened fish skin grip. 

Condition: Blade is excellent for a Scottish sword of this period. Brightly polished with no dents or appreciable wear. Hilt is in good condition as well. Grip retains most of its original blackened fish skin. Sword retains its original red buffed leather hand protector. Scabbard is tender and retains its original three mounts in good condition. Leather is alligatored, but retains some of its original black color. Stitching is good throughout. A fine Scottish sword that might have seen service during the American Revolution. 

EST $1500 - 2500

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19th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword 19th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword

19th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Broad Sword

Lot #153 (Sale Order 153 of 285)

31.25" blade with central fuller and pronounced ricasso with two fullers. Blade is marked A and A.S. Heavy steel basket is well-forged with circular decorations. Steel pommel is of classic Scottish design. Black leather covered spirally fluted grips. 

Condition: Blade is clean. Steel basket interior shows great age. Grip is missing considerable leather and shows considerable age of the sword. A good fighting basket hilt sword.  

EST $800 - 1200

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18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Officer's Broad Sword with Andrea Ferrara Blade 18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Officer's Broad Sword with Andrea Ferrara Blade

18th Century Scottish Basket Hilt Officer's Broad Sword with Andrea Ferrara Blade

Lot #154 (Sale Order 154 of 285)

34.25" blade with triple fullers and Andrea Ferrara signature in the middle fuller. 1.125" wide at forte. Steel basket is pierced with hearts and has filework on borders. Plain onion steel pommel. Shaped and blackened fish skin grip and buffed red leather handguard with blue border.

Condition: Blade is very good for a sword of this period. Sword has some some surface staining, but serious staining. Guard basket is in similar condition to blade. Grip rates excellent. Handguard is in good condition. Very attractive sword. 

EST $1200 - 1600

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Sheffield Bowie Knife with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Sheffield Bowie Knife with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay

Sheffield Bowie Knife with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay

Lot #155 (Sale Order 155 of 285)

8.75" blade, 13.5" overall length. Ricasso appears to be stamped Matthewmen & Sons Sheffield. Ornate silver pommel and crossguard. Horn-handled knife with four pieces of ivory missing. 

Condition: Blade has areas of heavy pitting on both sides of the blade. Two pins are missing in the handle. Overall, good condition. 

EST $1000 - 1500

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William Rogers Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath William Rogers Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath

William Rogers Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath

Lot #156 (Sale Order 156 of 285)

12.5" overall length. 6.25" blade. Ricasso stamped V {crown} R William Rogers Knife. Horn handle with ornate silver pommel and ring under oval German silver crossguard. Tooled leather scabbard with German silver mounts.   

Condition: Stamping on the ricasso is 70% worn. Blade with very light pitting. Scabbard is in near excellent condition. 

EST $1000 - 1500

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S.C. Wragg Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath S.C. Wragg Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath

S.C. Wragg Bowie Knife with Leather Sheath

Lot #157 (Sale Order 157 of 285)

13.5" overall length. 8.5" blade. Ricasso stamped S.C. Wragg Heat Island Works Sheffield.  Wood handle with figural grips with German silver escutcheon plate. Leather scabbard with hand-sewn stitching. 

Condition: Blade with salt and pepper pitting on both sides. Etching on blade is 95% worn. Leather scabbard is in very good condition.

EST $1000 - 1500

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R.W. Butcher Bowie Knife with Indian Maiden Profile Leather Sheath R.W. Butcher Bowie Knife with Indian Maiden Profile Leather Sheath

R.W. Butcher Bowie Knife with Indian Maiden Profile Leather Sheath

Lot #158 (Sale Order 158 of 285)

Ca 1835. 13.25" overall length. 8.25" blade with Spanish notch and the ricasso is stamped W crown R W. Butcher Sheffield. Figured wood grip with German silver furniture and octagonal collar ring. German silver escutcheon with crudely scratched initials W.H. Iron scabbard with leather covered sheath. Profile of Indian maiden and a tipi carved into the leather on one side. 

Condition: Blade with even light pitting on both sides. Wood handle is missing one pin and has some scratches on both sides. Overall very good condition. 

EST $5000 - 7000

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C. Congreve Bowie Knife C. Congreve Bowie Knife

C. Congreve Bowie Knife

Lot #159 (Sale Order 159 of 285)

15.25" overall length. 9.5" blade. Blade stamped in block letters Celebrated American Hunting Knife. Ricasso stamped Congreve Sheffield. Forged bolster with Spanish notch. Bulbous wood handle with German silver squared pommel. 

Condition: Blade with very light pitting throughout and in nice bright condition. Wood handel is excellent. Overall near mint condition.  

EST $8000 - 12000

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British Victorian Era Yorkshire Dragoons Yeoman Cavalry Captain's Tunic and Accoutrements British Victorian Era Yorkshire Dragoons Yeoman Cavalry Captain's Tunic and Accoutrements

British Victorian Era Yorkshire Dragoons Yeoman Cavalry Captain's Tunic and Accoutrements

Lot #160 (Sale Order 160 of 285)

Late 19th century dark blue dress tunic with white facings trimmed in silver braid. Has silver regimental pattern buttons with queen's crowns. Silver cord shoulder straps display gold bullion and silk rank pips. Accoutrements consist of a silver brocade belt with a silver belt plate embossed with a wreath and Tudor rose motif, and a matching brocade bandoleer with silver buckles and cartridge pouch. The leather pouch has a sterling silver cover plate with a floral engraved border, stamped with London hallmarks, and an applied brass queen's crown and "VR" cypher badge. 

Condition: Very good, discernible moth damage, one small tear on the right shoulder, easily restored. Light age toning on the bullion belts.

EST $1500 - 3000

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British Royal Navy Warship H.M.S. Undaunted Ladderpost British Royal Navy Warship H.M.S. Undaunted Ladderpost

British Royal Navy Warship H.M.S. Undaunted Ladderpost

Lot #161 (Sale Order 161 of 285)

25" overall height. Base is 7.75" x 8". 4.25" x 4.25" with brass plaque inscribed, Part of the Companion Ladder of H.M.S. "Undaunted" Commanded by Captn. Hugh Campbell, R.N. 1875. First 9" of base is square, next 9" is round with a gold band on top with 6.25" diameter round wood ring with carved roped motif.  Pedestal is capped by a large wood ball. Exterior of wood with natural uniform vertical grooves.  

H.M.S. Undaunted was a wooden screw frigate and the 5th ship with this name to serve in the Royal Navy.  

Condition: Wood ball with numerous nick and dings. One large vertical crack on the rear side. Overall in very good condition and solid. 

EST $800 - 1200

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Diminutive Sheffield Style Dirk with Carved Ivory Hilt Diminutive Sheffield Style Dirk with Carved Ivory Hilt

Diminutive Sheffield Style Dirk with Carved Ivory Hilt

Lot #162 (Sale Order 162 of 285)

3.25" spear point blade with narrow median fuller running along a pronounced ridge, .625" wide at ricasso. 6.5" in overall length with 1.375" white metal guard engraved with foliate scrolls and terminating in scroll shaped quillons. Finely carved ivory grip with flowing foliate patterns and silver washer at guard. Knife includes its original leather scabbard with a silver throat that is engraved with flowing patterns that match the guard. Scabbard missing the drag.

Condition: Very good. Blade with a smoky gray, moderately oxidized patina, silver mounting deeply tarnished. Ivory hilt fine with light handling marks. Scabbard with wear, missing drag and peeling near the tip.

EST $800 - 1200

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Pair of Neck Knives with Leather Covered Wood Neck Sheath Pair of Neck Knives with Leather Covered Wood Neck Sheath

Pair of Neck Knives with Leather Covered Wood Neck Sheath

Lot #163 (Sale Order 163 of 285)

Two small neck knives in a leather covered wood sheath with leather neck lanyard. One with a slightly curved 3.5" single edged blade, 6.75" in overall length with wire wrapped wood grip with carved line decoration. Second of the same form with a 3.25" single-edged blade, 6.25" in overall length with a similarly wire wrapped wood grip with carved lines. Leather scabbard cover with tooled geometric patterns. Likely a set of sailor's neck knives originating from the Pacific Islands.

Condition: Good. Blades with an oxidized mottled gray patina, wear and age discoloration. One blade with a chip near the tip, the other with a rounded tip. Grips with light wear and moderately oxidized wire wrap. Scabbard good, leather solid with scuffs and wear.

EST $800 - 1200

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Small Powder Horn Depicting a Duel and Named to David Gaul, dated 1842 Small Powder Horn Depicting a Duel and Named to David Gaul, dated 1842

Small Powder Horn Depicting a Duel and Named to David Gaul, dated 1842

Lot #164 (Sale Order 164 of 285)

5.5" overall with nail secured wood butt cap and .75" wire sling loop. Carved spout, with turned mouth. Folk art carved decoration depicts a duel in a town street with a house and a street lamp in the background. Further carved DAVID / GUAL / 1842. A search of the 1850s Census in Ancestry.com reveals three or four potential identifications for "David Gaul" and further research might prove fruitful.

Condition: Good. Showing age and wear. Carving is unskilled and amateurish in a folk art style.

EST $800 - 1200

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Engraved Powder Horn Engraved Powder Horn

Engraved Powder Horn

Lot #165 (Sale Order 165 of 285)

13.5" length, engrailed edge with flats on the throat, raised ring, wood base.  Engravings of buildings, animals, turtles, reptiles, and crosses.

Condition: This powder horn is original and has been cleaned sometime ago. It has begun to re-patinate with a nice yellow to amber color. Some of the engravings are thin, but most are very clear and sharp. Overall a very good horn.

EST $1000 - 2000

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English Civil War Harquebus Three-Barred Helmet English Civil War Harquebus Three-Barred Helmet

English Civil War Harquebus Three-Barred Helmet

Lot #166 (Sale Order 166 of 285)

Ca 1640-1650. Eye protected, movable visor, with three-barred face protector. Missing ear flaps.

Condition: Inside of helmet has three repairs that were more than likely period repairs. Entire helmet has been painted with black paint and shows age. 

EST $1500 - 2500

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Cased Imperial German Württemberg Officer's Pickelhaube Cased Imperial German Württemberg Officer's Pickelhaube

Cased Imperial German Württemberg Officer's Pickelhaube

Lot #167 (Sale Order 167 of 285)

Case measures 11.25" x 9.5" x 10.75".  Lacquered fiber construction with leather sweatband, felt lining and two-piece skullcap and intact paper Awes Marke maker's label with "55" size marking. Fittings secured by washer and brass nut fixtures. Officer's style Reichskorkade (national cockade) with distinctive Württemberg black-red false ribbon state cockade.  Cruciform spike base with star studs and removable smooth spike.  Gilt voided-crown Helmewappen (front plate) of Württemberg arms. Flat scale chinstrap with private purchase style attachments and squared brim. Includes fiber board carrying case lined and padded with cotton.

Condition: Some minor crazing to leather finish which retains a pleasing shine. Minimal tarnishing of metal parts. Interior is in excellent condition wand shows only minor wear. Intact paper label. Case has some wear to straps with some peeling to edge of box. An excellent helmet.

EST $600 - 900

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Double-Bladed Tomahawk Marked B.G. Double-Bladed Tomahawk Marked B.G.

Double-Bladed Tomahawk Marked B.G.

Lot #168 (Sale Order 168 of 285)

Total length across is 9", 4.5" from top to bottom at widest point. One blade is stamped B.G.  Wood haft is 17" long. Blade is secured to haft by two steel tangs and two pins. 

Condition: Blades are pitted and the edges are rough. Very good. 

EST $2000 - 4000

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Well Mounted Chisa Katana with Dragon and Bonji Horimono Well Mounted Chisa Katana with Dragon and Bonji Horimono

Well Mounted Chisa Katana with Dragon and Bonji Horimono

Lot #169 (Sale Order 169 of 285)

23.25" blade (1 shaku, 9 sun, 5 bu) with 9" fuller.  Ihori mune (back) with chu kissaki (medium point)and sugu hamon (straight temper line).  5.5" nakago (tang) with kurijiri (rounded tip) and one resized mekugi-ana (peg hole).  Two-character katana-mei (katana-style signature) and taka-no-ha yasurime (upward file marks).  Mounts consist of a one-piece copper habaki (collar) with iron Heianjo tsuba (guard) with stars and floral motifs along with kozuka-ana (utility knife hole), en suite with fuchi (ferrule) and kashira (pommel).  Cotton ito (wrap) with two menuki (ornaments) in the form of a "vajra-sword", a weapon usually associated with the deity Fud? My?-?.  Lacquered wood saya (scabbard) with horn kurikata (cord knob).

Condition: Blade is mostly bright with some minor imperfections to cutting edge. Some areas of delamination and forging flaws.  Dark tang. Some staining of ito with some wear and darkening to metal mounts. Scabbard is in good condition with no immediately visible imperfections or major damage.  

EST $800 - 1200

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Extremely Rare Bowie Knife Pattern Book Extremely Rare Bowie Knife Pattern Book

Extremely Rare Bowie Knife Pattern Book

Lot #170 (Sale Order 170 of 285)

13" x 8" bound volume with original ink sketches of Bowie knives - with may examples of folding Bowie knives as well. Bookplate on inside cover reads, Thomas Rogers Bookseller & Stationer Steam Printer & Lithographer  Account Book Manufacturer General Bookbinder Change Alley Corner Sheffield No. 52206. Book contains 396 openings for ink illustrations of various Bowie knives with corresponding notes on the details of the illustrated knife. All pages have blue lines and are bound with only a page or two that are detached but still present. 

Provenance: Ex: Norm Flayderman

Condition: Cover is worn and has been taped together to secure the binding. The individual pages are in good condition and void of tears. 

EST $2000 - 4000

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Colt Second Generation Model 1862 Pocket Police Percussion Revolver Colt Second Generation Model 1862 Pocket Police Percussion Revolver

Colt Second Generation Model 1862 Pocket Police Percussion Revolver

Lot #201 (Sale Order 201 of 285)

.36 caliber, 5.5" barrel, S/N 51391. Blued and color case hardened finish, silver-plated backstrap and triggerguard, varnished wood grip. Half-fluted 5-shot percussion cylinder. A fine modern recreation of the the most attractive and sleek of the Colt percussion revolvers, the Model 1862 "Pocket Police."

Condition: Fine. Retains nearly all of the finish, showing little if any use. Clear markings, mechanically functional, fine bore. Grips with nearly all of their finish and some light handling marks and minor mars.

EST $350 - 500

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Colt Second Generation Pocket Model of Navy Caliber Colt Second Generation Pocket Model of Navy Caliber

Colt Second Generation Pocket Model of Navy Caliber

Lot #202 (Sale Order 202 of 285)

.36 caliber, 5.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 54361. Blued and color case hardened finish, silver-plated backstrap and triggergaurd, varnished walnut grip. Five-shot rebated percussion cylinder. A fine modern recreation of the Colt "Pocket Navy" revolver.

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the finish and shows little if any use. Silver with some tarnish and thinning loss. Clear markings, mechanically functional, fine bore. Grip with most of the finish, showing some light handling marks, light dings and minor mars.

EST $350 - 500

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1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine

1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine

Lot #203 (Sale Order 203 of 285)

.45-70 caliber, 22" barrel, S/N 181444*. Breechblock dated 1873. Large {VP} {eagle} barrel proofs, Model 1879 rear barrel sight. Walnut stock with cartouche SWP/1882

Condition: The barrel is a soft plum with some light staining. The stock has some nicks and dings with a clear cartouche and firing proof behind the triggerguard.  Bore is good.  Mechanically excellent.

EST $600 - 900

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Remington-Whitmore Model 1874 Grade 1 Double-Barrel Shotgun Remington-Whitmore Model 1874 Grade 1 Double-Barrel Shotgun

Remington-Whitmore Model 1874 Grade 1 Double-Barrel Shotgun

Lot #204 (Sale Order 204 of 285)

10 gauge, 30" barrels, S/N 828. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut straight-gripped stock with smooth steel buttplate and wedge-retained splinter forend. Top of barrel rib marked in a single line E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION, N.Y. Top of barrel latch marked in four lines: A.E. WHITMORE'S / PATENTS / AUG. 8, 1871 / APR. 16, 1872. Matching serial numbers on water table, under barrels and in forend. Barrels choked 10 gauge modified, 2.75" chambers. Double hammers, double triggers, lifter lever barrel release. 13.875" length of pull, 1.5" drop at comb, 2.75" drop at heel. 

Condition: Fine. Retains most of the blue on the barrels, with some fading, dulling and wear. Receiver with some nice case coloring that has faded and muted with time. Clear markings, mechanically functional, fine bright bores. Stock with some lightly scattered bumps, dings and mars.

EST $400 - 600

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Winchester Model 1894 Winchester Model 1894

Winchester Model 1894

Lot #205 (Sale Order 205 of 285)

.30-06 caliber, 20" barrel, S/N 1463391 (ca. 1943-1948).  Blued finish with smooth forend and grip.  Hooded blade front sight with semi-buckhorn elevator rear sight.  Barrel marked with caliber, Winchester trademark, and patent dates.  Serial number marked on bottom of receiver with model on upper tang.

Condition: Fair.  Most of the blued finish remains with some moderate thinning throughout on sharp surfaces and working parts.  Some old pitting on top left side of receiver.  Stock shows some moderate wear including an old 1.75" stable crack on left side of wrist just behind receiver with two smaller cracks on right side of wrist.  Bore is good; mostly bright with some very minor old pitting and visible edges to rifling.  

EST $500 - 700

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French Pinfire Revolver French Pinfire Revolver

French Pinfire Revolver

Lot #206 (Sale Order 206 of 285)

10MM pinfire caliber, 6" octagonal-to-round barrel. Engraved frame, wood grips.

Condition: revolver has sharp lines with a smooth gray look. Has been cleaned.  Some light scattered pitting on the front of the barrel. Grips with some nicks and dings.

EST $300 - 500

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Remington Smoot Revolver Remington Smoot Revolver

Remington Smoot Revolver

Lot #207 (Sale Order 207 of 285)

.30 caliber RF, 2.75" barrel. Nickel finish with hard rubber grips.

Condition: This revolver retains a lot ofthe bright original nickel finish.  Some case color still remains on the hammer.  Grips are in good condition with no cracks. Markings are sharp and crisp.  Overall very good.

EST $200 - 300

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Smith's New Model  Spur Trigger Revolver Smith's New Model  Spur Trigger Revolver

Smith's New Model Spur Trigger Revolver

Lot #208 (Sale Order 208 of 285)

.32 RF caliber, 3" barrel, S/N 0199. Nickel finish with hard rubber grips and OAS logo.  Marked on the top of the barrel Smith's New Model.

Condition: Overall very good retaining most of the original nickel finish.Grips are very good no cracks. Bore is fair.  Mechanically good.

EST $200 - 300

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Colt Model 1862 Percussion Revolver Colt Model 1862 Percussion Revolver

Colt Model 1862 Percussion Revolver

Lot #209 (Sale Order 209 of 285)

.36 caliber, 5.5" barrel, S/N 105328.  Marked on the top of the barrel Address Sam Colt New York.  Brass backstrap and triggerguard.  Walnut grips.

Condition: All metal is smooth and gray with some light staining.  Markings are clear and sharp.  Grips have some nicks and dings. Overall good condition.

EST $650 - 900

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Metropolitan Navy Percussion Revolver Metropolitan Navy Percussion Revolver

Metropolitan Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot #210 (Sale Order 210 of 285)

.36 caliber, 7.5" barrel, S/N 2429. Marked on the top of the barrel Metropolitan Arms New York.  Brass backstrap and triggerguard with walnut grips.

Condition: All metal is smooth and brown.  Excellent markings, grips have some nicks and dings. Overall very good.

EST $800 - 1200

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Early Springfield Cavalry Patton Saber Early Springfield Cavalry Patton Saber

Early Springfield Cavalry Patton Saber

Lot #211 (Sale Order 211 of 285)

35" spearpoint blade with 29.5" median fuller.  Steel guard with checkered grip.  Obverse ricasso shows Springfield markings and 1913 date.  Reverse ricasso marked with US and serial number 6651.  Canvas covered scabbard with early variant pin remaining on drag.

Condition: Very good.  Blade has some minor oxidation with some scratching to hilt finish.  Scabbard has some minor scuffs with some additional staining from age.

EST $400 - 750

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