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Auction No. 94 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

by Amoskeag Auction Co


1,028 lots with images

March 23, 2013

Live Auction

250 Commercial Street #3011

Manchester, NH, 03101 USA

Phone: +1 603-627-7383

Fax: +1 603-627-7384

Email: jason@amoskeagauction.com

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Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

Lot 1: Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

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Description: serial #110191 all matching including wedge, .31 caliber, 4" octagon barrel with an excellent bore. This is a very fine little Colt. The barrel retains about 70% bright original blue finish with areas of loss mostly on right side and due to flaking, with those exposed areas bearing a lovely smooth brown patina. The cylinder shows 100% of its stagecoach holdup scene and retains about 15% original blue with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The frame retains about 85% original color case-hardened finish which has faded over time and is mostly a pewter color with some stronger color on the right side. The brass gripstraps retain 98% original silverplated finish which bears a lovely blue gray tarnish. The one piece walnut grip rates excellent with 98% original finish remaining and with hardly any handling marks. The revolver comes cased in its original mahogany case with accessories which include an eagle flask, two cavity mould, "L" shaped combination tool, some cast projectiles and a tin of UMC caps. The case rates about very good with lots of original finish and with two drying cracks in lid. The soft wood bottom of the case is neatly branded "J. O FAXON". A handsome little cased pocket. (15706-38) {ANTIQUE}

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Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver

Lot 2: Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver

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Description: serial #104903, 32 RF, 3 1/2" octagon barrel with a good bore that shows some scattered oxidation in some grooves. This revolver is in full blue finish and remains in wonderfull condition. The metal surfaces retain about 95% bright original blue, with what little loss there is being from flaking, and with those areas bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The two piece rosewood grips rate excellent with 95% plus original finish remaining. The hammer and ejector rod show some faded original color case-hardenening blending with a smooth gray patina. A crisp little 1 1/2 first issue. (15681-102) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Lot 3: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #139722, 38 Colt, 4 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The is a very minty revolver which was ordered by Continental Tobacco Company for their "Catalogue of Presents". The barrel, ejector rod housing, cylinder and grip straps all retain 97% plus bright original blue finish. The frame retains 98% bright original color case-hardened finish. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent plus to near mint. Fire blue on hammer spine, trigger and small parts is brilliant. One frame screw shows some slot damage, frame is unaffected. Mr. Skinner's notes show this revolver as part of a 50 gun shipment to Continental Tobacco (Floradora Tag Co. St. Louis) on December 7, 1902 (15698-41) {C&R} [Bruce Skinner Collection]

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British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss by W. Jones

Lot 4: British Brass Barreled Flintlock Blunderbuss by W. Jones

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Description: 14" brass cannon barrel with octagonal breech marked on top flat "W. JONES LONDON". The lock is marked simply "W. JONES" with some very light floral scroll behind cock. The lock features a sliding safety, gooseneck cock, bridled frizzen and roller frizzen spring. In addition to having the desirable cannon shaped barrel this blunderbuss also has perhaps the most popular feature: a folding snap bayonet. The condition is quite nice with the barrel bearing a mellow patina with good clear markings. The lock is a medium to dark gray and remains very smooth and pleasing to the eye. The stock is of walnut with a checkered straight grip and it remains in very nice condition with 90% plus original finish remaining, nice crisp edges and sharp checkering. The brass furniture all bears a pleasing mellow patina what matches the barrel nicely. The brass tipped ramrod may or may not be original but it looks nice. The bayonet spring still has plenty of life. A fine British blunderbuss. (15798-638) {ANTIQUE} [Rodney Ralston Collection]

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Fine Percussion Double Rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy, New York

Lot 5: Fine Percussion Double Rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy, New York

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Description: .418 caliber, 28" barrels with excellent bores. This is a very fine Lewis double gun. The top of the barrel is marked in single line along the rib "N. LEWIS MAKER TROY, NY" with the bar-under locks being unmarked. The rifle has nice style with the patent breeches having nice raised areas around the nipples with that raised section continuing onto barrel and gracefully ending at the front of the lockplate. The condition is quite nice with the barrels retaining a pleasing even brown patina with some old scattered light surface oxidation present. The locks retain about 90% original color case-hardened finish which is vivid around hammers and is drifting to a pewter color in other areas with most loss on the right lock at the front, where the metal has turned to a pleasing smooth gray brown patina. The barrel tang retains lots of original case color ahead of the sight and more of a smooth patina to rear of sight. The stock is of beautifully figured walnut with a large, graceful cheekpiece with its shadowline swooping down to within 1/8" of the flat toeline. The stock is iron mounted with a patchbox, buttplate, toeplate, triggerguard and wedge escutcheons. The cheekpiece has a lovely silver inlay which holds a beautiful period compass. The rifle is sighted with a hooded front, handsome sporting rear and its nice original folding lollipop tang mounted peepsight. The front sight is neat with its base almost spanning the entire width of the barrels. The hickory ramrod is brass tipped and appears to be original. Rifle comes with a brass mould, bullet swage and a starter ram. An almost identical rifle including hardware and compass mounting can be found on pages 976 & 977 of Rowe & Swinney's New York State Firearms Trade. A fabulous Lewis double rifle. (15856-7) {ANTIQUE}

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Maynard Second Model Percussion Carbine

Lot 6: Maynard Second Model Percussion Carbine

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Description: serial #16611, .54 caliber, 20" part round part octagon barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very nice Maynard which retains lots of original finish. The barrel and frame bear all proper markings. The barrel retains about 95% original blue finish which is just beginning to thin slightly and shows a few scattered small areas of light surface oxidation. The frame retains about 90% original color case-hardened finish which has darkened slightly but is still very vivid on the right side. The plain walnut buttstock rates about excellent with lots of original oil finish and two strong cartouches. There is a small chip at rear of lower tang - this is quite minor. A good solid Maynard carbine with lots of finish. (15706-50) {ANTIQUE}

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Wonderful Cased Double Barrel Percussion Pistol with Top Folding Snap Bayonet by?J. Beattie of London

Lot 7: Wonderful Cased Double Barrel Percussion Pistol with Top Folding Snap Bayonet by?J. Beattie of London

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Description: .49 caliber, 4 1/2" octagon barrels with excellent smooth bores. This is a great little pistol. The boxlock action features nice simple scroll engraving as do barrel breeches, triggerguard, buttcap and tang. The metal is finished in full color case-hardening with the exception only of the bayonet and ramrod which is finished bright. The barrels are engraved on top flats "BEATTIE / 205 REGENT ST. LONDON" and retain 97% original color case-hardened finish which is toning just very slightly. The frame retains 98% bright original color case-hardened finish as do the buttcap and triggerguard. The triggers retain bright original fire blue finish. The one piece walnut grip rates excellent plus and is very finely checkered with only one open diamond shaped area on back where there is a plain silver monogram plate inlaid. The pistol comes cased in its original mahogany case with round brass disc in lid and beautiful makers label on interior of lid. The case is lined in green baize and contains the following accessories: a bullet mould, minty three compartment flask, ebony cleaning rod, ebony handled nipple wrench, some cast projectiles and a tin of Eley caps. The condition of the case and accessories is excellent. A very cool, high condition and high quality little set. (15828-16) {ANTIQUE}

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Fine Austrian Over Under Percussion Double Pistol

Lot 8: Fine Austrian Over Under Percussion Double Pistol

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Description: .59 caliber, 8" round barrels with excellent smooth bores. This pistol is beautifully engraved and is marked on the top of the barrel with gold filled markings "A. PV. FABR. V.I. TUNG & CIE IN WIEN". The locks, hammers, barrel breech, tangs and triggerguard all bear wonderful scroll engraving including shell motifs and flower blossoms. Each lock shows a small deer with a tiny panel in the scroll and each is marked "IN WIEN". The bow of the triggerguard has a lovely little panel scene depicting a deer surrounded by scroll. Each bolster is spherical in shape and is engraved along its exterior. The barrel shows double gold bands at the breech end and the barrels are removed by turning a screw mounted in the bottom of the frame just ahead of triggerguard. Metal surfaces of pistol shows an old gray patina with some scattered light surface oxidation in a few areas along with a couple patches of light pitting in some areas. The checkered grip appears to be of walnut or possibly rosewood and in addition to fancy checkered panels, the butt is relief carved in a wonderful shell and scroll pattern. The grip rates excellent with 85% original finish remaining. This is truly a wonderful quality and extremely handsome Austrian over under double percussion pistol. (15720-2) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol by R. Johnson

Lot 9: U.S. Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol by R. Johnson

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Description: .54 caliber, 8 1/2" round barrel with an excellent bright bore that shows a little light oxidation near muzzle. The lock bears proper markings and is dated 1842 while the barrel is properly "U.S." marked and bears inspectors initials. The condition of this pistol is nice with the barrel bearing pleasing gray patina with just a little light oxidation staining present mostly in area of the touchhole. The lock is a little darker but again, very smooth and all markings remain clear and legible. The walnut stock rates excellent plus with nearly all of its original finish, super sharp edges and crisp cartouches. There is a small crack at the rear sideplate screw. All iron furniture bears a lovely gray patina with just a little scattered oxidation staining. This pistol has a lovely untouched look, yet it remains in very minty condition. It looks like what a 170 year old pistol, that is minty, should look like - not how one looks after being "enhanced" with a light cleaning. A handsome and completely honest Johnson flintlock pistol. (15798-453) {ANTIQUE} [Rodney Ralston Collection]

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Sharps Breechloading Single Shot Percussion Pistol

Lot 10: Sharps Breechloading Single Shot Percussion Pistol

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Description: serial #569, .36 caliber, 6 1/2" barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very fine example of these scarce little Sharps pistols. This is the second type pistol which is slightly larger than the first type and shows the "Sharps & Co's / Rifle Works / Phila, PA" address. The barrel retains about 15% original blue finish which is quite evenly distributed and is blending with a smooth gray patina overall. The frame retains about 75% bright original blue finish with areas of loss mostly on left side and bearing a pleasing smooth gray/brown patina with just a little very fine pinprick pitting. Two of the three screws in left side of frame show some slot damage. The lever and cylindrical breechblock retain generous traces of faded original color case-hardened finish. The burl walnut grips rate excellent retaining lots of original oil finish and with very few light handling marks. This is a fabulous example of these scarce and interesting Philadelphia produced Sharps pistols. (15706-4) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt single action Army second-generation revolver

Lot 11: Colt single action Army second-generation revolver

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Description: serial #17045SA, 38 special, 5 1/2" barrel with a bright, as-new bore. The barrel and the ejector rod housing retain 99% plus original blue, there being the tiniest sliver of silver on the edge of the ejector rod housing and left side of muzzle. The cylinder retains a similar amount of original blue with some very light box rub and the beginnings of two or three very slight rub marks adjacent to the cylinder stop cuts. The frame and loading gate retain all their original vivid factory color case-hardening with a couple very tiny scratches, most noticeably on the left side of the recoil shield. The backstrap and triggerguard retain all their original factory blue. The checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips rate excellent as well, they are scratch-numbered to the gun. The revolver comes in its original black Colt box, numbered to the gun. Inside are the original cleaning brush, Colt handgun warranty card, Single Action Army revolver instruction pamphlet and Colts "Handling the Handgun" instructional sheet; the original onionskin wrap is present as well. Really an excellent example, virtually as-new save for the tiny cylinder marks, unfired, unturned since it left Hartford. (35702-1) {C&R}

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Colt Camp Perry single shot pistol

Lot 12: Colt Camp Perry single shot pistol

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Description: serial #961, 22 LR, 10" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this lovely single shot 22 retain 98 to near 99% original blue, the loss due to some very light handling marks, a tiny bit of silvering at the muzzle and a couple very light handling marks on the frontstrap. The bright-polished sides of the hammer are mostly brilliant with some very light staining in the area of the spur. The checkered walnut silver Rampant Colt medallion grips rate about excellent, they are stamp-numbered to the gun. Really a lovely example overall manufactured in 1927. (35800-D27595) {C&R}

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Ithaca Flues model grade 1 1/2 Boxlock Double Shotgun

Lot 13: Ithaca Flues model grade 1 1/2 Boxlock Double Shotgun

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Description: serial #255931, 20 ga., 28" fine damascus barrels choked cylinder and improved modified with bright very good bores showing a light dent in the right barrel a couple of inches back from the muzzle. The barrels retain 95% of a beautiful brown damascus pattern having some silvering at the muzzles and faint scattered spots of surface oxidation. The frame is engraved with a simplistic foliate pattern and exhibits 80% original case colors mixing with some brown and showing some fading on the bottom and front edges. The top lever retains 90% blue and the triggerguard is showing some fading at 70%. The pistolgrip stock and snap-on splinter forearm rate very good to excellent having light scattered scratches over a faded varnish and exhibiting crisp checkering. The stock has a hard rubber stippled grip cap and a slightly worn hard rubber buttplate with a flying bird and maker's name providing a length of 14". The gun features double triggers, extractors, and an automatic safety. The overall condition of this nice shotgun is most unusual for its age and grade and would be a nice addition to any collection. (115689-7) {C&R}

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Lovely Special Order Winchester Model 12 Heavy Duck Slide Action Shotgun

Lot 14: Lovely Special Order Winchester Model 12 Heavy Duck Slide Action Shotgun

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Description: serial #1465932, 12 ga. (3"), 30" ventilated rib barrel choked full with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% plus original blue showing only a tiny ding in the right side above the forearm and faint slide wear on the magazine tube. The "doughnut hole" base ventilated rib is equipped with twin ivory beads and the barrel is stamped with the choke, offset proof marks, and manufacturers markings as well as "For Super Speed and Super-X 3 IN.". This type of rib was the installed at the factory under license from Simmons, and, in fact it has the remnants of an original proof under the rear most post. The bolt and magazine follower are engine turned and show almost no wear. The highly figured pistolgrip stock and extended tapered forearm are well checkered with Pigeon Grade type checkering which remains crisp and rate very good to excellent with minor handling marks showing some open grain in an otherwise excellent finish. The stock has a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and a slightly soiled Winchester rubber recoil pad providing a length of 14 1/8". This shotgun is a beautiful and rare example of a special Model 12 and what Winchester was capable of in the early fifties. A great addition to a Winchester shotgun collection. (115689-10){C&R}

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U.S. Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot 15: U.S. Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

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Description: serial #62921, 36 Cal Percussion, 7 1/2" octagon barrel with a very good bore, exhibiting some light oxidation and a small area of pitting but showing strong rifling. The metal surfaces of this 1857 manufactured third model Colt Navy revolver are a subdued and smoothly speckled patina over gun metal gray and the frame shows smoky case-hardened colors. These colors are also exhibited on the hammer which displays semi-sharp cross-hatched checkering on its spur. The cylinder retains about 85-90% of its naval engagement scene with a nice brown patina. The left frame bears "U.S." just below the "Colt'S PATENT" stamping and the roll stamped New York City barrel address is clear and crisp as well. The brass grip straps and triggerguard display a bright matte goldenrod color, which nicely contrasts with the frame and the one-piece walnut grips. The grips are in good to good plus condition albeit somewhat ill-fitting and bear an "RKKW" cartouche on the right side and somewhat obscured cartouche on the left. All numbered parts match, all hammer rests are present. This solid 1851 Navy Revolver times well and locks up tight. A very good example of one of Colt's most successful, and very collectible revolvers. (25706-9) {ANTIQUE}

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Smith & Wesson No. 2 Old Army Revolver

Lot 16: Smith & Wesson No. 2 Old Army Revolver

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Description: serial #10975, 32 RF, 6" octagon barrel with a very good bore that show some scattered patches of light oxidation. The barrel of this revolver retains generous traces to perhaps 10 or 15% original blue in protected areas with the balance bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder is similar in appearance with about 20% original blue remaining. The frame retains about 75% bright original blue with the areas of loss bearing a smooth brown patina. The two piece rosewood grips rate excellent with about 95% original finish remaining and with some light impact marks on butt. (15681-103) {ANTIQUE}

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Palmer Bolt Action Carbine by E.G. Lamson & Co.

Lot 17: Palmer Bolt Action Carbine by E.G. Lamson & Co.

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Description: 54 RF, 20" round barrel with a bright minty bore. This is an extremely fine example of these scarce Vermont-produced carbines. The lockplate is properly marked as is the top of action. The barrel retains 95% original blue brown finish with metal surfaces remaining completely smooth and with markings extremely crisp. The lock retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which is very vivid at rear and just slightly muted, but fully present, on forward section of lock. The walnut stock rates excellent with nearly all of its original oil finish and with sharp edges and crisp "MM" cartouche. The stock shows an old scratch on right side between lock and barrel band which is only worthy of mention due to the otherwise superb condition of the carbine. The iron barrel band, triggerguard and buttplate all retain a good deal of faded original color case-hardened finish. A wonderful investment quality Palmer carbine. (15681-21) {ANTIQUE}

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Smith Civil War Carbine

Lot 18: Smith Civil War Carbine

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Description: serial #7219 all matching, .50 caliber, 21 5/8" part round part octagon barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very nice Smith carbine. The barrel retains about 70% original blue with loss being generally even with the exception of an area just ahead of the barrel band which shows where some old oxidation was lightly cleaned away with a couple patches of oxidation remaining. The frame retains 90% original color case-hardened finish with colors being vibrant on left side and gently mixing with a smooth brown on right side. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent with two crisp cartouches. The locking bar and triggerguard retain 95% bright original blue finish with some scattered light surface oxidation present. A careful and thorough cleaning would enhance this already very fine carbine. (15706-52) {ANTIQUE}

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Wonderful Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 19: Wonderful Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: serial #13148 all matching, 45 LC, 7 1/2" round barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very handsome and very interesting revolver. The revolver bears Ainsworth's inspectors initial "A" on bottom of barrel and on triggerguard and top of backstrap. The revolver is beautifully New York engraved in the Nimschke style and may have actually been done by the Nimschke shop. The frame has near full coverage scroll with punch-dot shaded background. The left side of frame has a punch dot shaded section where the "U.S." was originally stamped but it is no longer visible and now that area is simply part of the decoration. The barrel bears the proper early slanted barrel address and shows fabulous scroll on sides of breech and again at muzzle. The top of the backstrap is also nicely engraved with only part of one leg of the tiny "A" visible within the cross-hatched decoration. The revolver is equipped with a set of older ivory grips which fit very nicely and are in excellent condition. We feel that this revolver either failed government inspection and was engraved and sold commercially or it could have somehow been taken out of government stock and engraved possibly for presentation. Regardless of how it came to be, the work is period and very finely executed. There are no records available from the factory for this revolver. This is a really wonderful revolver that has lots of eye appeal. A fabulous antique American revolver. (15698-53) {ANTIQUE}

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Burnside Fifth Model Civil War Carbine

Lot 20: Burnside Fifth Model Civil War Carbine

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Description: serial #16815, .54 caliber, 21" round barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a fabulous Burnside carbine. The carbine bears all proper markings and has matching numbered breechblock. The barrel retains 95% lightly thinning original blue finish overall with clear markings. The frame and lock retain 95% vivid original color case-hardened finish with frame colors being vibrant and with some mellowing to gray on the actual lock. The breechblock, lever and internals all retain 98% bright original blue finish. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent with nearly all of their original oil finish and with a crisp cartouche left side of wrist. The iron barrel band and buttplate show nice original color case-hardened finish, subdued on the band and more brilliant on the buttplate. Overall a really wonderful Burnside that will perform well as an investment. (15681-23) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Lot 21: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #69502, 38 Colt, 2 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This high condition revolver is ejectorless and features the medium halfmoon front sight. Metal surfaces of revolver retain about 95% bright original nickel plated finish with most loss on top of barrel where the exposed metal looks very similar to the nickel finish and shows a little light oxidation staining. The screws, cylinder pin, hammer spine and trigger all retain strong, bright original fire blue finish. The sides of hammer remain bright with no staining. The original two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent plus. Revolver comes in an original picture box with proper top and end label. The end label reads "2 1/2" Colt'S D.A. PISTOL .38 / NICKEL RUBBER ENGRAVED" (the latter is neatly marked out, likely by the factory). The end label is excellent, the top picture label is about 90% intact and the interior of the top lid has a large blue Ideal loading tools label. While the revolver comes with a factory letter stating that there are no available records for the gun, Mr. Skinner's did extensive research at Colt and his notes say the revolver was shipped to E.C. Meacham in a 50 gun shipment in July of 1889 and reference "Book D Page 457". A very crisp little "storekeepers" model with box. (15698-33) {ANTIQUE} [Bruce Skinner Collection]

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Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolver

Lot 22: Colt Model 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #10183, 41 Colt, 4 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver features the medium half moon front sight and etched panel on barrel. The revolver retains 98% original nickel plated finish overall with very crisp barrel etch. The hammer spine and trigger show about 50% original fire blue which is blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate near excellent. Mr. Skinner's notes show this as part of a 15 gun shipment to J.P. Moore & Sons on March 11, 1881. (15698-45) {ANTIQUE} [Bruce Skinner Collection]

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Lot 23: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #104950, 38 Colt, 4 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very minty Lightning. The barrel, cylinder, ejector road housing and gripstraps all retain 98 - 99% bright original blue finish. The frame retains 98% bright original color case-hardened finish. Hammer spine, trigger and other small component parts show brilliant fire blue. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate near mint. Mr. Skinner's notes show this revolver as part of a two gun shipment to E.K. Tryon on November 20, 1896. A superb little Lightning. (15698-28) {ANTIQUE} [Bruce Skinner Collection]

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Lot 24: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #162643, 38 Colt, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver is in very fine condition with the barrel, ejector rod housing and cylinder retaining about 95% original blue. The grip straps are about 85% with loss on backstrap where finish is thinning and blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The frame retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which has softened slightly but is still very vivid and has a lovely appearance. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent. This revolver is marked with Colt's "VP" proof and a "T" on left side of triggerguard. Mr. Skinner's notes show this as part of a three gun shipment to Townley Metal and Hardware Company in Kansas City on February 22, 1907. (15698-36) {C&R} [Bruce Skinner Collection]

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Extremely Fine U.S. Model 1871 Ward-Burton Carbine

Lot 25: Extremely Fine U.S. Model 1871 Ward-Burton Carbine

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Description: 50 CF, 22" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This carbine is in very fine condition overall bearing all proper markings which are all clear and legible The marking on left side of frame is rolled somewhat lower than on some other examples which causes the word "SPRINGFIELD" to be mostly within the stock inlet. The barrel retains about 65% evenly thinning original blue finish which is blending with a smooth brown patina on forward section and stronger blue on the section closer to the action. The frame retains about 70% of its original dark oil quenched case-hardened finish. All metal surfaces remain completely smooth and free of pitting. The triggerguard retains about 90% bright original blue with a pleasing smooth brown patina where finish is missing. The buttplate retains about 40% original blue with the balance gray. The plain walnut stock rates excellent with 95% original oil finish remaining and with two strong cartouches left side. This is a really outstanding example of these scarce U.S. bolt action carbines. (15681-8) {ANTIQUE}

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Sharps new model 1863 cartridge converted carbine

Lot 26: Sharps new model 1863 cartridge converted carbine

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Description: serial #C,4816, 50-70 CF, 22" arsenal relined three groove barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel is primarily a dark arsenal-finished gray-blue with scattered light oxidation staining and some flaking to brown, markings are slightly light. The frame and lever are a mostly smooth gray and light brown patina with some generous traces of original color case-hardening beneath the hammer and on the left side of the frame in the area of the sling ring bar. The buttstock rates about excellent with a crisp center cartouche on the left side of the butt, the forearm rates very good to near excellent as well and has "PR Wiley Bangor Maine/July 1, 1901" incise carved on its underside in the barrel channel. Both the barrel and frame are serial numbered alike and the mechanism is crisp and mechanically functional. Overall a fine example of a U.S. arsenal-converted model 1863 carbine. (35706-51) {ANTIQUE}

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Sharps new model 1859 military rifle

Lot 27: Sharps new model 1859 military rifle

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Description: serial #42368, .52 cal. percussion, 30" barrel with a good to near very good bore which has strong rifling but with minor pitting its full length. The metal surfaces of the barrel are an overall darker gray and plum brown with overall light pitting, the barrel markings are still however mostly evident; the underside of the barrel is fitted with lug for saber bayonet. The frame is a mix of flaked smooth case-hardened gray and a mottled blue patina with the hammer and lockplate more of a dull pewter case-hardened gray. The buttstock rates about very good showing a good deal of original varnish but also overall minor dings and handling marks from the years of use. The forend shows its wear slightly more, rating good to very good with a crack emanating from the flat ahead of the frame toward the rear-most band. The barrel and frame are serial numbered alike and the mechanism is crisp and mechanically functional. The front sling swivel is missing from the band. Overall a very good example of the New Model 1859 military rifle. (35679-18) {ANTIQUE}

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General Motors guide lamp division Liberator Third Model Single Shot Pistol from the Col. Rex Applegate collection

Lot 28: General Motors guide lamp division Liberator Third Model Single Shot Pistol from the Col. Rex Applegate collection

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Description: (NSN) .45 ACP, 4 1/8" barrel with a very good plus bore. The metal surfaces are an overall dull pewter gray patina retaining all of their factory as-stamped, as-finished tool marks and spot welds with a bit of light oxidation atop the barrel. This example includes the original box which is now masking tape reinforced, the cartridge ejector dowel, original instruction sheet and five dummy rounds of Frankfurt Arsenal 1942-headstamped 45 ACP rounds. This example is the three-oil hole third model with cast-in firing pin guide. Included is a catalog page from the original auction house from which the gun was purchased, numerous magazine articles and Col. Applegate's hand-lettered display card he would place on the table when displaying the gun. The gun seems to function well mechanically. An excellent example overall. (35816-11) {C&R}

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Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red 9 pistol with shoulder stock holster

Lot 29: Mauser model 1896 broomhandle red 9 pistol with shoulder stock holster

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Description: serial #45168, 9 mm, 5 1/2" barrel with a very good bore which shows strong rifling and minor pinprick pitting. The metal surfaces retain about 90% original blue, the loss due to even overall fading and some light high edge wear. The trigger, extractor and the safety lever show some very good pale fire temper blue, flaking a bit more on the adjustable rear sight slide. The hammer and lock frame are a gray case-hardened patina and the rear face of the bolt shows some light toning to brown. The 34-groove walnut grips are stamped-numbered to the gun but their fit is slightly oversize and the engraved "9" is rudimentarily carved on each grip. The lanyard loop is intact and all of the numbers that are visible are matching. There are some minor wear marks and scratches on the underside of the barrel ahead of its flat and some sparsely scattered oxidation stains but overall the pistol has an attractive look to it. The holster stock rates very good overall with much original varnish and overall minor dings and handling marks from the years; there is a slightly more moderate scratch along its left edge at the comb. The iron is now primarily a deep gray and brown patina; it is numbered "762". Included with the stock is a field expedient belt harness, neatly hand sewn and rating about very good overall. Also included is an oak-handled cleaning rod with bright ferrule and body. A very attractive gun and holster combination with excellent investment potential, you needn't be afraid to take to the range and enjoy. (35828-5) {C&R}

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Custom Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Schuetzen Rifle

Lot 30: Custom Winchester Model 1885 Low Wall Schuetzen Rifle

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Description: serial #74669, 22 LR, 31 1/4" octagon barrel marked as a No. 3 weight and having a bright excellent bore. This is a very handsome rifle which is quality built. The barrel is a tapered full octagon which may or may not be an original Winchester barrel but it is properly marked. The rifle is stocked with very highly figured walnut stocks with large cheekpiece and brass Swiss buttplate. The rifle is equipped with a factory single set trigger which functions properly. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish overall with wear confined only to the highest edges. The action retains about 95% original color case-hardened finish which remains quite vivid. The custom stocks are finely made and generally follow the contour of factory stocks. The condition of the stocks is excellent with 98% original oil finish remaining and with nice strong checkering. The brass Swiss buttplate bears a wonderful untouched patina. The rifle is sighted with a globe target front, blank in rear seat and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight which is adjustable for both windage and elevation. You would be the class of the range with this superb quality custom Low Wall rifle. (15785-1)

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Rare Winchester Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 31: Rare Winchester Model 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: serial #496774, 44 WCF, 20" round barrel with full magazine and a bright minty bore. This is a very unusual carbine as it was built on a case-hardened frame. The condition of this carbine is wonderful. The barrel and magazine retain about 70% evenly thinning original blue finish which is blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The action retains about 75% original color case-hardened finish which is very vivid on top of action along dustcover rail and on rear sections of action. The balance is lightly flaked and beginning to blend with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The loading gate retains 95% bright original fire blue finish. The plain walnut stocks rate excellent with almost all of their original finish and with very few light handling marks. Carbine is equipped with standard carbine sights. Factory records confirm that this was indeed a 44 WCF carbine, there is no mention as to the finish on the action - it is absolutely right as rain. The gun was received on September 13, 1895 and shipped October 2nd of the same year. A very rare and highly desirable color case-hardened 1873 saddle gun. (15799-3) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 32: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: serial #245241B, 44-40, 24" round barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very fine 1873 rifle. The barrel and magazine retain over 90% original blue finish with the loss due to light thinning and with most areas remaining strong and bright. The action retains 93 - 95% bright original blue finish with loss being due to a little light thinning and on top of action around ejection port where metal has turned to a pleasing smooth brown patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent with perhaps a little light oil finish added. The stocks fit perfectly except on the right side heel of buttstock where the buttplate is proud of the stock just at the heel. Color case-hardening on the lever and hammer remain quite strong and fire blue on loading gate is vivid. The rifle is sighted with standard open barrel sights and an original Winchester tang mounted Vernier peep sight. Overall a very fine, investment quality rifle. ( 15706-54) {ANTIQUE}

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Stevens Ideal No. 49 Factory Engraved Walnut Hill Rifle on 44 Action

Lot 33: Stevens Ideal No. 49 Factory Engraved Walnut Hill Rifle on 44 Action

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Description: serial #18189, 22 LR, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a very good bore. Rifle is equipped with adjustable double set triggers and has scope blocks added to the top of the barrel. The barrel on this rifle is not numbered and there are two areas of discolored finish where the number would have been, although nothing appears to have been removed. The action features nice loose flowing scroll engraving on each side. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish overall. The frame retains traces of original color case hardened finish and is mostly a pleasing smooth brown patina. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent having been lightly and nicely refinished and feature a checkered pistolgrip and a large cheekpiece. The heavy Swiss buttplate is a pleasing brown patina and is a little proud of the wood on top edge. The rifle is sighted with a globe front sight, blank in rear slot and a Lyman 5A telescopic sight is mounted on target blocks. The scope is in excellent condition with clear optics. This would make a super target or squirrel rifle. (15761-7) {C&R}

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Stevens Ideal No. 45 Range Model Rifle on No. 44 1/2 Action

Lot 34: Stevens Ideal No. 45 Range Model Rifle on No. 44 1/2 Action

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Description: serial #11071, 32-40, 28" full octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a nice high condition and completely honest special order rifle. The full octagon barrel with no rear sight seat is an unusual and desirable combination that was not standard for the Range Model rifle. The barrel retains 98% original blue finish overall while the action retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which for the most part is very bright and is fading at front section. The plain walnut buttstock and forend rate excellent plus with 97% original finish remaining and with hardly any handling marks. The light Swiss buttplate retains lots of faded original color case-hardened finish. The rifle is sighted with a beaded blade front, there is no rear seat and a Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. This is a very nice and completely honest Stevens rifle. (15828-30) {C&R}

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Marlin Ballard A1 Mid Range Single Shot Rifle

Lot 35: Marlin Ballard A1 Mid Range Single Shot Rifle

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Description: serial #1343, 40-60 Marlin, 30" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is an extremely handsome rifle. The action of this rifle features factory engraving with "Mid Range" on right and "Ballard A1" on left side all in large gothic letters with tasteful light scroll surrounding. The rifle is in nice honest and very fine original condition with the barrel retaining about 70% evenly thinning original blue finish which is starting to blend with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The action retains about 75% original color case-hardened finish which has turned to a dark gray but shows some contrast and has a really pleasing antique appearance. The metal is smooth and free of pitting, the engraving remains sharp and crisp. The rifle has matching numbered frame, barrel, forend, stock, extactor, stock lug, etc however the buttplate and the end grain of the buttstock are numbered "1356". The buttstock is numbered 1343 in end grain where the stock meets the action - clearly an original number matching the forend die perfectly. The checkered pistolgrip English walnut buttstock and forend show handsome figure and rate excellent with 90% original finish remaining and with nice horn tip on forend. The buttstock features the correct, coarsely checkered steel shotgun buttplate. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge spirit level front sight, original Marlin Ballard Rocky Mountain rear barrel sight and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peep sight. Overall a very fine and highly desirable Marlin Ballard Mid-Range target rifle. (15679-67) {ANTIQUE}

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Remington Hepburn No. 3 Sporting and Target Rifle

Lot 36: Remington Hepburn No. 3 Sporting and Target Rifle

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Description: serial #4784, 40-65, 30" part round part octagon barrel with a bright near excellent bore that shows just a little light frosting ahead of chamber. The "REMINGTON ARMS COMPANY" marked barrel is mostly a smooth even brown patina with perhaps 10% evenly thinning original blue remaining overall. There is some light oxidation staining and perhaps some very fine pinprick pitting on the right side of barrel just ahead of forend. The action retains about 20% original color case-hardened finish which has turned to a pewter gray color and is blending with a smooth gray patina. The rifle is equipped with factory adjustable double set triggers. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and unusual schnabel tipped forend with horn inlaid tip rate near excellent with a good deal of original finish and with strong checkering. This rifle appears to be honest and in its original configuration however there are several different numbers on the gun. The barrel is numbered "7329" at forend screw lug, this number also appears on the rear face of the forend and on the inside of the buttplate. Another number "4945" graces the bottom of the barrel just ahead of the frame and the left side of the action tangs are numbered "6894" top and "6354" on bottom. This rifle seems very honest and the condition of all components are commensurate. The rifle is sighted with a windgauge front with spirit level, there is no rear seat and a mid-range Vernier tang mounted peepsight is present. An interesting Hepburn rifle that should perform well at the range. (15828-31) {C&R}

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Custom Stevens Ideal No. 45 Range Model Rifle on No. 44 1/2 Action

Lot 37: Custom Stevens Ideal No. 45 Range Model Rifle on No. 44 1/2 Action

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Description: serial #8969, 22 LR, 25 3/4" part round part octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. This rifle was previously owned by J.J. Grant and is actually illustrated in his book Single Shot Rifles. He writes in detail about the gun and how it was in poor condition when he purchased it and he contracted for the gun to be refinished and engraved and restocked. The action is engraved and signed by H. Hilton and features intertwined relief scroll engraving with a large panel scene of a fox flushing a pheasant on left side and a squirrel on branch on right side. The engraving was cut after finish and now gives it a nice two toned appearance. The rifle is stocked in highly figured American walnut featuring a left hand cheekpiece and a grooved steel Savage marked shotgun buttplate. The lever is nicely customized into a full loop lever. The front of the frame and the bottom of the barrel beneath the forend are each stamped "J.J. GRANT", this was a common practice for Mr. Grant. The rifle is sighted with beaded blade front and Marbles folding leaf rear. The rifle is equipped with sling swivels and has a composite white inlay in pistolgrip base. A neat and affordable rifle published in the most respected early book on the single shot rifle. (15761-12)

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Remington Hepburn No. 3 Sporting and Target Rifle

Lot 38: Remington Hepburn No. 3 Sporting and Target Rifle

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Description: serial #8012, 38-55, 30" full octagon barrel with an excellent bore. This rifle features a special order Swiss buttplate and has fancy fleur-de-lis checkering on its forend. The barrel has had two target blocks added and is "Remington Arms Company" marked and retains a gray brown patina with some scattered light pitting in some areas. The action is similar in color with some traces of faded original color case-hardened finish remaining. The left side of frame and left side of barrel just ahead of frame show a couple impact marks. The walnut stocks have nice figure and rate excellent as refinished. The checkering is quite deep and has likely been freshened, the forend is also deeply checkered in a fancy fleur-de-lis pattern. The brass Swiss buttplate retains about 90% original nickel plated finish with the initials "E.D.Y" being stamped in the buttplate. Rifle is sighted with a Beach combination front and standard sporting rear. With the scope blocks already in place, this rifle is begging for more range time. (15679)

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Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

Lot 39: Colt Model 1877 Lightning Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #68359, 38 Colt, 4 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This revolver features the small halfmoon front sight and etched panel on barrel. The etched panel is further forward than normally seen. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 97% original nickel plated finish which has just toned slightly with slight cloudiness to the frame and straps. The etched panel on the barrel is extremely crisp. Fire blue on hammer spine and trigger is about 70%. The two piece checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent. Mr. Skinner's notes show this as part of a 10 gun shipment to Powell and Clement on January 12, 1889. (15698-7) {ANTIQUE} [Bruce Skinner Collection]

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Superb and Rare Colt Model 1877 Rainmaker Double Action Revolver

Lot 40: Superb and Rare Colt Model 1877 Rainmaker Double Action Revolver

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Description: serial #95114, 32 Colt, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. A Rainmaker in any condition is prized by the 1877 collector, this example is stunningly crisp. Metal surfaces of revolver retain 99% bright original nickel plated finish. The screws, trigger and hammer spine all retain brilliant original fire blue. The checkered hard rubber grips rate excellent plus. There is no factory record for this revolver. The gun was acquired by Bruce Skinner in 1980 from a descendent of the original owner. The man stated he remembers seeing the gun at his grandmother's house as a child and that she purchased it at a dry-goods store in Holliston or Sherborn, Massachusetts in the early 1900s. He also told Mr. Skinner that she bought the revolver to use in a play. This is very likely the finest 1877 Rainmaker revolver in existence. A wonderful investment piece for the collector who enjoys owning the best of the best. (15698-1) {ANTIQUE} [Bruce Skinner Collection]

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New York State back action percussion target rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy

Lot 41: New York State back action percussion target rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy

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Description: .45 cal. percussion, 30" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows only some very slight pinprick pitting in the grooves. The barrel is primarily a deep plum brown patina with some light scattered oxidation staining and some minor dings and handling marks. The gun is fitted with a combination of sights, there being a shallow German silver front sporting sight to be used in combination with the short semi-buckhorn rear sight, to the rear of this is installed one of Lewis' globe front sights with simple post aperture, commonly seen pointed indicator at the front and small prick punch marks on the barrel as reference lines; it is no doubt to be used with the folding windage and elevation adjustable aperture sight on the iron tang. This example does not have the typical Nelson patent breech but rather features a simple nipple barrel protruding from the right side of the barrel. The long iron tang and back action lock are primarily a pewter gray patina as are the iron wedge escutcheons and ramrod tailpipe. There is a dual spur triggerguard of brass and simple brass toeplate and crescent butt with a typical New York-state brass patchbox. The walnut stock rates very good plus to near excellent with much original varnish and light dings and handling marks from the years with the beginning of a light crack at rear of the ramrod tailpipe. The lock is dual-acting and the rifle is equipped with double set triggers; there is no half cock rest. The rifle features what is likely a later replacement ramrod and comes in a nice period storage case which is key-lockable (the key is not present) with one of Nelson's single cavity brass picket ball bullet moulds, a patch cutter and a bone-handled patch knife. A nice, likely early, Nelson-made "working man's rifle" with original kit. (35856-6) {ANTIQUE}

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New York State back action percussion target and sporting rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy

Lot 42: New York State back action percussion target and sporting rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy

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Description: .44 cal. percussion, 29" octagon barrel drilled for false muzzle and turned for starter with a very good bore which shows sharp rifling but sparsely scattered very minor pitting. The barrel is chiefly a dark plum brown patina and shows some scattered light oxidation in a few light dings and handling marks from the years. The front dovetail holds a German silver blade sight and there is a flat-top sporting rear with the tang showing a vacant hole for aperture sight. The top barrel flat is maker marked "N Lewis Troy NY" and there are a couple very light sprigs of engraving on the top flat and nipple bolster. The lockplate and tang are a pewter patina and unadorned while the hammer shows nice quality scroll and borderline engraving. The barrel is retained to the barrel frame by a tapered pin, there are some minor impact marks on the frame around it. There is a nice single spur German silver triggerguard with a rearward grip swirl, slightly fancy toeplate, crescent buttplate and a semi-fancy patchbox, all of German silver; the trigger too is German silver. The buttstock rates about excellent as very lightly cleaned many years ago, the wood still mostly proud of the metal, showing some stunning grain figure; there is a tiny chip missing beneath the lockplate. The lock currently will not hold on cock and what is likely a later replacement ramrod is included. The rifle comes with a soft wood box of accessories which include two brass picket ball bullet moulds, a circular brass capper and a nipple wrench, with a removable tray that has a few cast projectiles. There is some writing on the inside of the lid in pencil, it cannot be deciphered. Made with provision for a ramrod and a single trigger, this was clearly designed as a sporting and target rifle by Lewis. A very fine example overall (35856-5) {ANTIQUE}

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New York state percussion double shotgun by Nelson Lewis of Troy

Lot 43: New York state percussion double shotgun by Nelson Lewis of Troy

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Description: 12 Ga., 28" barrels with very good lightly oxidized bores. The barrels are a lovely plum brown showing damascus pattern beneath. They are British proofed on their underside and marked as a 14 bore, the top rib is maker marked "N. Lewis Troy NY Laminated Steel". The patent breeches have a lightly engraved filigree border and an engraved rib extension with dual inlaid gold bands and nicely engraved platinum blow-out plugs. The long iron tang is stunningly engraved in top-quality tight scroll with banknote filigree along the flash fences. The bar-under locks and hammers are a pleasing pewter-gray and feature the same exceptional tight scroll; they are maker-marked "N. Lewis". The barrels are retained with a single captivated iron wedge through nicely engraved escutcheons. The ramrod tailpipe and long-tang triggerguard are also nicely engraved and the buttplate has a neatly stippled face, with filigree around the screws. The stock rates very good plus to excellent showing an old light cleaning with the forend checkering worn to flat-top and lightly filled; the wrist checkering more prominent. There is the beginning of a minor crack left and right at the rear of the top tang, but it is tight and will not flex. The butt shows some nice figure and there is an unengraved monogram plate along the toeline. The locks are crisp and function well, the original ramrod is present. The edge has chipped off the wedge and its captivating pin is no longer present (both easily remedied). Really a super New York double from this prolific maker that really should go back afield this October. (35856-17) {ANTIQUE}

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New York State back action percussion halfstock sporting and target rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy

Lot 44: New York State back action percussion halfstock sporting and target rifle by Nelson Lewis of Troy

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Description: .40 cal. percussion, 20 1/2" octagon barrel turned for starter with a good to near very good bore which shows evident rifling but with minor pitting its full length. The barrel is a nice plum brown patina overall with some minor handling marks and dings, it is maker-marked on its top flat "N Lewis Maker Troy NY". There is a globe style front sight with post insert, simple v-notch sporting rear sight and a fold-down lollipop aperture sight on the iron tang with an adjustable windage slide. The back action lock and hammer are a smooth brown and flaky pewter case-hardened patina. A somewhat fancy little rifle featuring pewter nosecap and the German silver furniture consisting of a ramrod tailpipe, square wedge escutcheons, dual spur triggerguard, Lewis' signature toeplate, crescent buttplate, semi-fancy patchbox and German silver lockplate screw escutcheon. Additionally there is a German silver inlay of a running fox on the cheekpiece. The stock rates very good showing an old light cleaning with much original finish in the area of the butt, the forend shows some light restoration in the form of a repair to some minor cracks near the lock screw escutcheon, along the belly of the forearm and a small spliced-in sliver above the right side wedge escutcheon. The lock is dual-acting and the gun is equipped with double set triggers and a later ramrod. A very nice example of a diminutive Lewis-made boys or woman's rifle. (35856-14) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. Colt Second Model Dragoon Revolver

Lot 45: U.S. Colt Second Model Dragoon Revolver

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Description: serial #8936, .44 caliber, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright very near excellent bore. This is a very crisp Dragoon. Metal surfaces are a mostly even gray patina and are very smooth. There is one small patch of pitting on the left side of the frame but the balance of the surfaces are really very smooth and the edges are crisp and well defined. All markings in metal remain clear and legible. The cylinder scene remains about 75% visible with wear being even and light overall - it is a very good scene. The one piece walnut grip rates very good as nicely refinished long ago and with no cartouche remaining. A very nice, far better than average, second model Dragoon revolver. (15798-611) {ANTIQUE} [Rodney Ralston Collection]

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U.S. Model 1861 Special Rifle Musket by Colt

Lot 46: U.S. Model 1861 Special Rifle Musket by Colt

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Description: .58 caliber, 40" round barrel with a good bore that shows some scattered light surface oxidation. This musket is a State of NJ purchased gun with the left side of barrel and left stock flat each bearing a crisp "NJ" surcharge. The lock and barrel bear all proper markings and inspectors initials which all remain clear and legible. The metal surfaces of musket retain about 85% period tin plating with most loss being on the forward half of the lockplate. Areas of loss all bear a pleasing mellow smooth brown patina. All tin plating has taken on a dull pewter color. The stock rates excellent with nearly all of its original oil finish remaining and with sharp edges and crisp marks. There are a couple light bruises most notably on the lower front side of the right side stock flat beneath lock. The musket comes with its original bayonet which is also tin plated and its condition matches the balance of the musket perfectly. An interesting New Jersey marked Colt musket. (15681-4) {ANTIQUE}

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Remington Model 1863 zouave Percussion Contract Rifle

Lot 47: Remington Model 1863 zouave Percussion Contract Rifle

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Description: .58 caliber, 33" round barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very fine Zouave. The barrel retains 95% original blue finish with loss due to just light thinning. All markings on barrel and lock are correct and remain clear and crisp. The lock retains 95% plus original color case-hardened finish which has just softened slightly and has a very nice appearance. The brass barrel bands, triggerguard, buttplate and patchbox all bear a pleasing untouched mellow patina. The plain walnut stock rates excellent with nearly all of its original finish remaining and with crisp edges and two excellent cartouches. The stock does show some light handling marks and very light bruises and includes its original spare nipple inside patchbox. The original tulip shaped ramrod is present. A very fine Zouave. (15681-3) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. Model 1863 Type II Musket by Springfield armory

Lot 48: U.S. Model 1863 Type II Musket by Springfield armory

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Description: .58 caliber, 40" round barrel with a bright minty bore. This musket is in superb condition from muzzle to butt. The lockplate bears proper markings and is dated 1865 while the barrel is properly inspected and dated 1864. All markings remain clear and legible and the bolster is marked with a crisp federal eagle. The barrel, bands, triggerguard and buttplate all retain a pleasing smooth mellow silver gray patina with just a little light oxidation staining at the very breech end of barrel. The lock retains 97% strong original color case-hardened finish. The stock rates near mint with virtually all of its original oil finish, extremely crisp edges and a virtually perfect single cartouche. The ramrod has a tulip shaped tip and all three barrel bands are split. A truly stellar example of these Civil War muskets. (15681-6) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. Model 1836 Hall Percussion Breechloading Carbine

Lot 49: U.S. Model 1836 Hall Percussion Breechloading Carbine

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Description: .64 caliber, 23" round barrel with a dark bore. This original percussion Hall features the implement compartment mounted in toeline of stock along with the eyebolt mounted through the wrist of the stock acting as a saddle ring. This carbine is all original and is suffering from a bit of poor storage. The breechblock is properly marked and dated 1837. Metal surfaces of musket are an even gray patina with scattered mostly light surface oxidation present along with a little light pitting in some areas. The markings all remain clear and legible, edges remain sharp and a thorough light cleaning with a solvent and fine steel wool would enhance this carbine. The sliding bayonet is intact. The walnut stock rates very good plus with lots of original finish remaining and with nice clean, well-defined edges. These carbines were issued to the 2nd U.S. Dragoons who were serving in the Florida campaign. A neat and very early original percussion U.S. martial arm. (15810-16) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot 50: Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

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Description: serial #280830 all matching including wedge, .31 caliber, 5" octagon barrel with a bright minty bore. This is a very nice, high condition little pocket. The barrel retains 85% bright original blue finish with areas of loss bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina. The cylinder has flaked and now retains about 20% original blue finish with the areas of loss bearing a pleasing smooth brown patina with the cylinder scene virtually 100% visible. The frame retains 75% original color case-hardened finish which is fading somewhat and turning slightly brown but remains visible. The one piece walnut grip rates excellent showing lots of finish and having nice raised grain. The brass gripstraps are overall a mellow patina. A very fine little pocket. (15706-6) {ANTIQUE}

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