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Auction Description for Rock Island: Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction
Viewing Notes:
Preview day will be on Thursday November 30th, 2012 beginning at 10:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm.

Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


948 lots with images

November 30, 2012

Live Auction

7819 42nd Street West

Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

Phone: 800-238-8022

Fax: 309-797-1655

Email: info@rockislandauction.com

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Scarce and Interesting Frankenau Patent Double Action Pinfire Purse Revolver

Lot 1: Scarce and Interesting Frankenau Patent Double Action Pinfire Purse Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 8000 Discussed in Winant's "Firearms Curiosa", with an example pictured on page 159, the Frankenau was patented in both England and America in 1877, and performed double duty as a change purse and as a 5-shot defensive revolver. Though sights are not included, the typical armed robbery scenario (very short ranges and poor/non-existent light) renders the disadvantage moot, and the innocent appearance of the arm allows it to be brought into play on the pretence of surrendering it to the assailant. The outer case is silver finished brass with black leather side panels, marked "FRANKENAU'S PATENT." along the top, with a conventional spring-loaded pushbutton release on the top right, and a manually operated, flat-laying latch on the left. Pushing the button opens up a shallow but functional storage compartment, while the latch permits access to the main compartment and the revolver, which is marked with London proofs on the cylinder and a "crown/Z" on the rear. Also inside the compartment is a spring loaded retainer for an ejector rod (not included) and a series of holes in the lid near the muzzle and air gap, to permit the venting of gases after firing. The folding trigger is mounted on the underside, and is connected to a hinged muzzle cover on the front; opening one automatically opens the other, increasing the speed that the revolver can be brought into play. BBL: 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 5 mm Finish: nickel/leather/silver Grips: leather Serial Number: 629 Condition: Very good. The revolver itself retains 60% of its original nickel finish, showing dark spotting and flaking. The casing has aged gracefully, showing a fine brass patina overall, retaining original silver on the inner surfaces and along the right side. The revolver was obviously put to use at some point as the interior compartment holding the revolver shows a discoloration from heat at the cylinder. Part of the muzzle cover is detached, as is an internal section of the change pocket. Leather is good, with holes in the left panel corresponding to the vents, and mild scuffing. Mechanically very good overall.

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Scarce

Lot 2: Scarce "Curiosa" E. Carlstrom Sleeve Rifled Barrel Pistol with Original Box

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 This sleeve pistol was described in Elek B. Juhasy's August 27, 1929 patent as an "automatic concealed firearm for self defense." The rifled barrel unscrews for loading and fires a .30 caliber center fire cartridge. The pistol is fastened to a leather strap by a metal stiffener which is marked "PATENTED E. CARLSTROM CHICAGO/4852S MAY ST./U.S.A." The leather strap has elastic bands to fit around the forearm. A striker similar to that found on pen pistols is pulled back in order to cock the gun. The striker is released when the operator pulls back on a wire that is attached to a ring on the middle finger by flipping the hand upwards. The pistol has a two piece black box. This pistol is described in Lewis Winant's book FIREARMS CURIOSA, pages 161-162. BBL: 2 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 30 CF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 1220 Condition: Very fine. The pistol retains 80% original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The leather strap is fine with some minor flex wear. A button replaces the ring. Mechanically fine. The box is very good.

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Unique European Percussion Combination Key/Pistol with Ivory Grips

Lot 3: Unique European Percussion Combination Key/Pistol with Ivory Grips

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 This is an example of an extremely rare percussion combination key/pistol. Measuring 4 1/2" in total length, the underside of the barrel is fitted with a 7/8" long key bit, marked "677" on the left side. Hammer and trigger are checkered, with the right side of the frame near the breech marked "BREVETE SGLG/ ED". Grips are smooth bag shaped ivory. BBL: 3 inch round Stock: Gauge: 5 mm Finish: silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent, with 90% of the finish, showing areas of mixed gray patina and scattered spotting. A coat of protective lacquer is present on the surface, along with scattered handling marks. Grips are also excellent, with some age stress and a fine color. Mechanically excellent. One will never see another curiosa piece like this one!

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Extremely Rare S.P. Cottrell & Son Flashlight Revolver with Extra Revolver Action

Lot 4: Extremely Rare S.P. Cottrell & Son Flashlight Revolver with Extra Revolver Action

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 A) Manufactured circa 1920s. The two cell type flashlight is controlled by a sliding button on the left side. The revolver unit with barrel is mounted into the front portion of the flashlight by two screws. Double action with a folding trigger. The flashlight is stamped with the two line Buffalo, New York address above the two line, two date (1922, 1923) patent marking. This unusual revolver is mentioned in Lewis Winant's FIREARMS CURIOSA, pages 162-63. BBL: 1 1/2 inch flat top Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: nickel Grips: metal Serial Number: 2X Condition: Excellent. The revolver unit and flashlight retain 97% plus original nickel finish showing a strong cylinder drag line and some minor handling marks. The revolver action is excellent. The ultimate in American made firearm oddities! - B) This is a revolver unit for the Cottrell flashlight gun as described in "A". BBL: 1 1/2 inch flat top Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: nickel Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 90% original nickel finish with some flaking on the cylinder. Mechanically fine.

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Rare and Unique Cromwell Type Pinfire Knife Pistol with Engraved German Silver Fittings and Carved Ivory Stocks

Lot 5: Rare and Unique Cromwell Type Pinfire Knife Pistol with Engraved German Silver Fittings and Carved Ivory Stocks

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Description: Estimate: $4250 - 5500 This unique pistol was manufactured without sights or markings. A spring loaded flip-up barrel is controlled by a pushbutton on the left front grip panel. On the right side is a 3 1/2 inch dagger point blade with a full length unsharpened false edge. Alongside the sear and trigger is a retention latch for the blade, fitted with a manual release stud at the rear, and additionally can be activated with a strong pull of the trigger. The hammer has a curved checkered spur and the sear runs along the underside of the frame to a corkscrew style trigger. The trigger can be manually extended or deployed automatically by cocking the hammer. The pistol has steel working components, ribbed German silver panels at the blade hinge and a floral scroll engraved German silver grip frame. Fitted with finely carved floral pattern ivory panels on each side and a lanyard mount on the butt. BBL: 3 5/8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 7 mm pinfire Finish: blue Grips: ivory Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine overall. The steel components have a mixed gray patina with scattered pitting and mild handling marks overall. Traces of a niter blue finish are visible on the corkscrew trigger. Some light dings from firing are visible on the barrel and hammer. Silver components are very good, with some light handling marks. Ivory is excellent, with a thin crack on the left front panel, excellent carving detail and superb color. Mechanically excellent. A very fine example of an extremely unique knife pistol.

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Unwin & Rodgers Double Blade Knife Pistol with Accessories and Custom Case

Lot 6: Unwin & Rodgers Double Blade Knife Pistol with Accessories and Custom Case

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4500 German silver barrel, marked with a pair of crossed scepter proofs on the upper left flat. Fitted with a smooth straight hammer spur, folding trigger and a pair of knife blades, 3 1/4 and 2 inches long, the smaller marked "F.NEWTON/SHEFFIELD" and "HAND/FORGED" on the ricasso. Smooth horn grips, with a patch box at the rear, tweezers and a single cavity mold. In a custom walnut case featuring a blank brass panel on the lid and maroon leather inner lining, marked in gold with the Royal Coat of Arms over "BY HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL PATENT/THE CELEBRATED PISTOL KNIFE,/INVENTED AND MANUFACTURED BY/UNWIN AND RODGERS.", red felt compartment lining, nipple wrench, cap tin, key and a combination powder/cap/ball flask. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 Finish: bright Grips: horn Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fair, showing light scratches and dents on the barrel. The hammer shows pitting, with the refinished blades having been ground and sharpened. Grips are fair, with epoxy filler and repairs. Case is good, with minor handling marks. Mechanically good.

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Unique European Double Barrel Percussion Dagger Pistol with Etched Blade

Lot 7: Unique European Double Barrel Percussion Dagger Pistol with Etched Blade

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 This percussion pistol has double barrels that are separated by a 9 inch blade. The spear blade features an extensive floral scroll etching that incorporates military motifs. The center of the blade is grooved. Two crown proofs are stamped on the "S" shaped iron cross guard under the barrels. The double percussion hammers also act as part of the cross guard and when one hammer is cocked, a single folding trigger is released. The grip has two German silver panels. The panels have a twist pattern. BBL: 3 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: bright Grips: German silver Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The pistol has a smooth gray patina with a darker patina in the protected areas of the blade. There are a few patches of light pitting overall. Most of the etching remains on the very good blade. The German silver is fine with a few screws retaining missing. Mechanically fine. No scabbard.

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Unique British Proofed Percussion Knife Pistol

Lot 8: Unique British Proofed Percussion Knife Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 This unique knife pistol resembles an Unwin & Rodgers but is unmarked. The barrel is stamped with two British proofs and there are no maker markings. The folding blade is 2 3/4 inches long. The grip straps are German silver and the frame is fitted with checkered stag panels. The pistol has a folding trigger. The back strap has a cap compartment and the left panel has provisions for tweezers (tweezers are included). BBL: 3 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/German silver Grips: horn Serial Number: NSN Condition: About good. The barrel is mostly a smooth gray patina over light pitting. The sharpened blade is very good. There is some minor pitting on the iron surfaces with some chipping on the sharpened blade. The panels are fine with a couple minor cracks, some minor handling marks and a few blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.

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Unique James Tidmarsh Excelsior Marked Percussion Knife Pistol

Lot 9: Unique James Tidmarsh Excelsior Marked Percussion Knife Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 The 3 1/4 inch folding blade is marked "JAMES/TIDMARSH" on the left side of the ricasso and the left side of the blade is marked "EXCELSIOR". The action has a two position spring firing mechanism. The barrel folds out for firing. The frame is fitted with smooth horn scales with rivets. The frame also has a lanyard swivel. BBL: 5/8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue Grips: horn Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The pistol has a smooth brown-gray patina. The sharpened blade is slightly loose (drops down slightly when upside down) and has some pin point pitting. The slightly shrunken scales are fine with a number of minor handling marks. Action is fine.

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Outstanding Engraved James Warner Pocket Revolver with Relief Carved Ivory Grips

Lot 10: Outstanding Engraved James Warner Pocket Revolver with Relief Carved Ivory Grips

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Description: Estimate: $4750 - 6000 Pin front and hammer notch rear sights, with "JAMES WARNER. SPRINGFIELD, MASS. U.S.A." on the top strap, "12" under the grip on the left and "WARNER'S PT/ 1857" under the grip on the right. The "12" is repeated in ink on both grip panels, with the left featuring a raised carved design of a helmed centurion above the screw and an American shield below. Fine scroll engraving is present on the sides of the frame, top, and backstrap, with border engraving around the address and striped lines on either side of the hammer, and the cylinder is finely etched, with 3 knurled bands flanking leafy and patriotic designs. Present on the left side of the frame is a small screw which secures the hand spring, one of the signature features of the Warner Pocket Pistol. BBL: 3 13/16 inch round Stock: Gauge: 28 Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: 3923 Condition: Excellent, with 90% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina and scattered handling marks overall. Traces of original silver are present on the frame and triggerguard, with the exposed steel turning brown and gray and the brass showing a deep aged patina. Grips are excellent, with some minor chips and cracks, as well as an attractive aged grain and color. Mechanically excellent.

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Gutta Percha Cased Early Production Allen & Wheelock 22 Sidehammer Rimfire Revolver

Lot 11: Gutta Percha Cased Early Production Allen & Wheelock 22 Sidehammer Rimfire Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 This is a scarce example of an early production .22 caliber sidehammer revolver manufactured by Allen & Wheelock circa 1858. The revolver has the early production features such as the long cylinder pin entering from the rear, the hammer striking right of center and grooved top strap for sighting. The left barrel flat has the two line address/1858 patent date marking and the cylinder has engraved scenes inside five circular panels. Matching numbers on frame, barrel, cylinder and grips. Fitted with smooth grips. The Gutta Percha hinged case is velvet lining and has a cartridge block holding 50 cartridges featuring the "U" head stamp. BBL: 2 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 703 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a smooth gray patina. There is limited minor pitting. Nearly all of the cylinder scenes remain. The grips are very fine with much of the varnish remaining and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. The case is fine with some chipping along the top edges of lid and faded lining.

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Rare James Reid New Model Knuckle Duster Single Action Revolver

Lot 12: Rare James Reid New Model Knuckle Duster Single Action Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $3750 - 5500 Also known as the "Protector", this model was manufactured in 1883 with a total production of only about 360. All of the New Model Knuckle Duster fall in the serial number range of about 18240 to 18600. The iron frame is a partial reversion to the Knuckle-Duster type design which is larger in the front to accommodate the barrel and the finger hole has more of a separate "bow" appearance rather than the solid one-piece appearance. The left side of the barrel is marked "REIDS NEW MODEL .32./MY FRIEND", the serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame (finger bow) and the bottom of the barrel at the breech end is marked "15". The revolver is chambered for the 32 rimfire cartridge, has a five-round fluted cylinder, spur type hammer, knurled cylinder pin and the loading groove on the right side of the frame (not encountered on all New Models). The revolver features the standard scroll and punch-dot engraving on the sides of the grip area and trigger sheath and checkered on the backstrap. In the September 1883, catalog of G.W. Turner and Ross of Boston, Mass., the "New 5 Shot Protector" was advertised as the "Handsomest Revolver In the Market" and "Elegantly hand engraved and in mechanism and finish equal to any Colt or Smith & Wesson". A pretty bold claim at the time that was backed by a warranty equal to any Colt or Smith & Wesson as well. The selling price in 1883 was $6.75 or two for $13.00. BBL: 2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: nickel Grips: metal Serial Number: 18415 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 97% original attractive frosted nickel finish with a few areas of minor flaking. There is a small casting flaw slot which is on the frame in the loading canal. Mechanically needs work, the hammer engages when the cylinder is rotated. The markings and engraving remain crisp and clear.

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Excellent Connecticut Arms Hammond Patent

Lot 13: Excellent Connecticut Arms Hammond Patent "Bulldog" Single Shot Pistol in Rare Nickel Finish

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Description: Estimate: $900 - 1400 Manufactured from 1866 to the late 1880s with a total production of approximately 8,000. These pistols feature a unique pivoting breechblock. The top of the barrel is marked "CONNECTICUT ARMS & MANFG CO NAUBUC CONN." and the top of the breechblock is marked "PATENTED OCT. 25. 1864" and the serial number is marked on the frame under the grip. Brass blade front sight and a notch in the breechblock release button serves as the rear sight. All nickel finish with blue hammer and trigger, and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 44 RF Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 4934 Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 95% plus unpolished original nickel finish with some high point wear. The grips are also excellent with a couple minor dings and crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Brooklyn Arms Separated Chambered Pocket Revolver

Lot 14: Brooklyn Arms Separated Chambered Pocket Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $600 - 900 Manufactured circa 1863-64. This revolver is chambered for the 32 rimfire cartridge a features a 5 round cylinder with individual chambers in the form of sliding tubes within cutouts on the cylinder. The chambers slide forward one at a time over a fixed rod on the right side to load and eject. Standard barrel patent marking and standard scroll engraving on the brass frame. The back of the grips are stamped "H/12". BBL: 3 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 3888 Condition: Very good as period refinished. The barrel and cylinder retain 85% faded blue finish showing some very scattered minor pitting (mostly on the cylinder). The frame retains the period silver plating with the exposed brass having an attractive patina. The grips are fine with a series of minor pressure dents on the bottoms and half of the varnish remaining. Mechanically fine.

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Outstanding Remington Over/Under Derringer with Scarce Factory Box and Cleaning Rod

Lot 15: Outstanding Remington Over/Under Derringer with Scarce Factory Box and Cleaning Rod

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 4000 Manufactured from 1912 to 1935 this Type III derringer is marked "REMINGTON ARMS--U.M.C. CO. ILION N.Y." on the solid rib. Matching serial number on the barrels and left side of frame under the grip. The pistol has a manual extractor and checkered grips. The consignor states that this derringer was purchased from a hardware store in Algood, Tennessee, circa 1913-1914 and was subsequently purchased by his father in 1970. He has attested to this in a letter dated October 11, 2010. Included with the pistol is the correct factory box, wax paper and cleaning rod. BBL: 3 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: L94312 Condition: Excellent. The derringer retains 95% original blue finish thinning to a brown patina (mostly on the frame) and some mild spotting. The grips are also excellent with a few light nicks in the overall crisp checkering. The box is very good with minor wear.

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Factory Engraved Remington Number One Vest Pocket Pistol with Two Digit Serial Number

Lot 16: Factory Engraved Remington Number One Vest Pocket Pistol with Two Digit Serial Number

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3750 Manufactured between 1865 and 1888, this pistol is also known as the Saw Handle Deringer. Correct without markings (early production pistols were completely unmarked). The sides of the barrel feature zig zag line and circle pattern engraving with five small circles engraved on each side flat on the octagonal breech end of the barrel. Both sides of the frame feature factory stipple scroll engraving. The two digit serial number is stamped on the left side of the frame under the grip. The pistol is nickel finished a with niter blue trigger and hammer, has a post front and frame notch rear sights and fitted with smooth walnut grips. BBL: 3 1/4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 52 Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 90% plus original nickel finish with some scattered minor flaking. The grips are very fine with some minor dings and scratches. The hammer and trigger retain traces of original niter blue finish mixed with a smooth dark patina. The engraving is clear and crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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Remington Rider Magazine Pistol

Lot 17: Remington Rider Magazine Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2250 Manufactered from 1871 to 1888. The pistol has the standard factory scroll engraving with the top barrel flat marked with the two line address/patent date. Fitted with smooth bird head grips. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: nickel Grips: rosewood Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The pistol retains 75% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina showing a few large patches of light pitting on the bottom of the magazine tube. The engraving is crisp. The hammer retains traces of original niter blue finish. The grips are very good and a repaired left panel with a few mild handling marks. Mechanically functions, but hammer spring is weak.

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Attractive Cased Factory Engraved Remington No. 1 Vest Pocket Pistol

Lot 18: Attractive Cased Factory Engraved Remington No. 1 Vest Pocket Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 Manufactured from 1865 to 1888 with this a factory engraving. The sides of the frame feature scroll engraving on a punch dot background. The barrel marking of "REMINGTON'S ILION, N.Y./PATENT OCT. 1, 1861" (faint) is outlined in a line border flanked by dot pattern engraving. Floral and geometric engraving is featured on the back strap. Matching numbers on the barrel and frame under the left grip. Fitted with smooth rosewood grips. In a contemporary leatherette case lined with green velvet. BBL: 3 1/4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 Finish: nickel Grips: rosewood Serial Number: R4633 Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 95% plus original nickel finish with some scattered mild flaking and some fine surfaces scratches. The grips are very fine with a hairline crack on the right panel and some minor handling marks. The engraving is clear and crisp. The relined case is very fine with some minor handling marks and some minor wear on the lining.

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Rare 1 of 100 Remington Type I Transitional Over/Under Derringer

Lot 19: Rare 1 of 100 Remington Type I Transitional Over/Under Derringer

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 Manufactured circa 1867-1868, this is an example of a Type I, Transitional (aka Model 1 First Variant) over/under Remington derringer. Remington manufactured only about 100 of these derringers. The left side center rib is marked "ELLIOT'S PATENT DEC. 12, 1865" and the right side rib "E.REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.". The matching serial number is marked on the frame under the grips and on the underside of the barrel. The left side is fitted with a manual extractor. All nickel finish, blade front and notch rear sights and fitted with smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: nickel Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 1354 Condition: Good. The derringer retains strong traces of original nickel finish in protected areas with the balance having been cleaned some time ago and showing some scattered minor pitting. The grips are very good with a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine. A rarely observed highly desirable O/U derringer.

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Very Fine E. Remington & Sons Elliot Derringer

Lot 20: Very Fine E. Remington & Sons Elliot Derringer

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 One of approximately 25,000 manufactured between 1863 and 1888. This example is marked on the top of the barrel cluster "MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILLION. N.Y./ELLIOTS' PATENTS. MAY 29. 1860-OCT. 1. 1861". Fitted with smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 8668 Condition: Very fine, 75% of the original blue finish remains on the barrel cluster with a smooth gray patina on the high edges. The frame retains traces of the original blue finish with a scratch on the left side and a smooth gray patina on the remainder. The grips have shrank slightly with age and are very fine with only minor handling marks.

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Very Fine Factory Cased Engraved Moore Teat-Fire Revolver

Lot 21: Very Fine Factory Cased Engraved Moore Teat-Fire Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 4500 Manufactured from 1864 to 1870 these front loading teat-fire revolvers were one of the most successful competitors to Smith & Wesson and it is believed that their strong sales was one of the reasons for Colt's purchase of the National Arms Co. (Moore's successor) in 1870. The top of the barrel is marked "MOORE'S PAT. ARMS CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and "D. WILLIAMSON'S PATENT JANUARY 5, 1864" is marked around the rear edge of the cylinder. The frame and butt are nicely scroll engraved with a punch dot background on the frame sides. Blue with silver plated frame, casehardened hammer and smooth dark rosewood grips. The original walnut case is lined with maroon velvet and holds a block for 48 cartridges which has 48 original flat teat cartridges. The revolver retains a very rare original ejector rod. BBL: 3 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 Finish: blue/silver/casehardened Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 19479 Condition: Very fine. The barrel and cylinder retains 70% original blue finish with some flacked areas turning brown. 97% of the original silver finish remains on the frame with scattered minor flaking. 85% of the original case colors remain on hammer. The grips are excellent with a small chip in the varnish on the right panel and high edge wear. Mechanically needs adjustment. The ejector rod is missing its small brass collar. The case is very fine with minor wear and marks, and a short crack in the lid on the exterior, light stains and wear on interior.

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Early Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. No. 1 Derringer

Lot 22: Early Engraved Moore's Patent Firearms Co. No. 1 Derringer

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2250 Produced circa 1862. These pistols are a primary derringer in any early pistol collection, as they were the first true large caliber breech loading derringers ever made. The breech end of the barrel and frame have a fine floral engraved, scroll design with a very fine punch dot background, with an engraved arrow on each side of the barrel with a small star burst at the muzzle. The top of the barrel is marked "MOORE'S PAT. F.A. CO. BROOKLYN N.Y." and "D. MOORES PAT FEB 24 1863" on the underside. It has the half-moon front sight blade, with the notched, hammer rear sight. The rear of the barrel is marked with the assembly number "56G". BBL: 2 1/2 inch irregular Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: nickel Grips: brass Serial Number: 1394 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 95% of the original silver plating with some minor flaking with some loss at the muzzle. The frame retains 50% of the silver-plating with the exposed brass frame showing an attractive patina finish. The engraving is very distinct. Mechanically fine.

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Very Fine Engraved Moore Patent Single Action Belt Revolver

Lot 23: Very Fine Engraved Moore Patent Single Action Belt Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2250 Manufactured from 1861 to 1863. The top of the barrel is marked "D. MOORE.PATENT.SEPT. 18. 1860". Decorative broad scroll engraving on the silver-plated brass frame, trigger guard, recoil shields, butt and backstrap. Seven-shot cylinder with removable ejector rod mounted under the barrel. "R 27" is marked on the rear of the cylinder. Barrel and cylinder swing to right for loading. Brass cone front sight, hammer notch rear sight and fitted with a smooth one piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 5102 Condition: Very fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 50% original high polish blue finish with flaking loss from age not use, and showing an attractive smooth brown patina on the balance. The hammer retains 60% original beautiful case colors, concentrated on the left side. The remaining parts retain 70% original age darkened silver plating with an aged patina on the exposed brass. The grip is good with a repaired crack on the upper left side, 85% original varnish remaining and some scattered minor dents and dings. The markings and engraving are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Exhibition Quality Moore's Patent Teat-Fire Revolver with Gold Finish, Ivory Grips and Unique Decoration

Lot 24: Exhibition Quality Moore's Patent Teat-Fire Revolver with Gold Finish, Ivory Grips and Unique Decoration

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4000 Produced between 1864 and 1870. While a number of Moore revolvers are seen with engraving, the level of embellishment on this revolver goes well beyond the norm. Original markings in a rectangular panel on the barrel, which shows 80% coverage fine scroll and leaf etching, which is further enhanced with detail engraving on the raised sections. The brass frame shows the factory scroll and punch dot engraving, with burst and scroll patterns on the recoil shield and butt. D. Wilson's patent markings are visible on the cylinder in a leafy banner, which has scrollwork, floral designs and an array of flags and cannons in the style of the barrel. Grips are smooth two piece bird's head ivory. BBL: 3 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 teat-fire Finish: gold Grips: ivory Serial Number: 7860 Condition: Very fine, with approximately 70% of the gold washed finish. The barrel has turned a brown patina, with traces of the original gold visible in the protected areas and highlighting the etching and engraving. A small piece is absent from the loading gate. The cylinder shows a few areas of brown patina on the raised areas, and a fine aged brass patina is visible on the exposed areas of the frame, particularly on the backstrap and right side. Grips are very fine, with some age cracking and an attractive color which brings out the fine grain.

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Collector's Lot of Two Moore Patent Single Action Belt Revolvers

Lot 25: Collector's Lot of Two Moore Patent Single Action Belt Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1900 A) Manufactured from 1861 to 1863. The barrel is stamped "D. MOORE PATENT SEPT. 18, 1860" on the top flat. The frame has a scroll engraving with star burst patterns on the butt and trigger guard. The back strap has an engraved accent at the top and a wedge of scroll engraving at the bottom with the inscription "Nim Colvin 4th Ky." At the time of this description, it is believed that the inscriptions refers to Nimrod Colvin of the 4th Kentucky Cavalry (CSA). In the memoir KENTUCKY CAVALIERS IN DIXIE: REMINISCENCES OF A CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMAN (the book is included in this lot), author George Dallas Mosgrove provided a muster roll of the 4th Kentucky Cavalry and Nimrod Colvin is listed under Company D (page 27). The 4th Kentucky Cavalry was mustered into service in October 1862 and disbanded in the spring of 1865. The Confederate cavalry regiment was involved in conflicts in Tennessee and Kentucky and later participated in actions taken in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Other research provided by the consignor confirms that Nimrod Colvin was a private with the 4th Kentucky Cavalry, Company D. Complete with a contemporary custom case for the pair of revolvers. BBL: 5 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 4627 Condition: Refinished. The barrel and cylinder retain 97% of the blue finish. The brass components retain half of the silver plating with a crisp engraving. The grip is fine with a couple missing minor chips at the bottom, high edge wear and some scattered minor handling marks. Missing ejector rod. Case is fair. Mechanically fine. - B) It has the one line "Mf'd for Smith & Wesson" barrel marking, the one line patent dates marking on the cylinder and the brass frame has the scroll engraving which extends to the back strap with star burst patterns on the trigger guard and butt. Fitted with a smooth varnished grip. BBL: 5 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 6768 Condition: Fine. The revolver has a smooth gray patina with the barrel retaining 40% original blue finish. The brass components retain 60% original silver plating with a crisp engraving. The grip is very good with high edge wear, a couple minor gouges and some minor handling marks. Missing ejector rod. Action needs work as cylinder does not rotate when action is cycled.

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Very Fine Cased Le Petit Protector Ring Gun

Lot 26: Very Fine Cased Le Petit Protector Ring Gun

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 This is an example of a unique 19th Century style French ring gun that was most likely manufactured in the 20th Century (whatever the history, these ring pistols are oddities and appeal to collectors purely as a conversation piece). The German silver band of the ring has a light floral type engraving and is marked "LE PETIT PROTECTOR". This ring gun features a small hand rotated 6-shot pinfire cartridge cylinder that must be removed for loading/unloading. The pins of the cartridges are struck by the base of the hammer. The flip top jewelry style case has a "LE PETIT/PROTECTOR" marked silver oval on top of the lid and is lined in purple velvet. Comes with 6 cartridges and bore brush. BBL: Stock: Gauge: 2 mm Finish: niter blue/German silver Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 95% attractive original niter blue finish showing some minor thinning. The German silver is fine with a clear engraving. Mechanically fine. The case is very fine with some minor wear.

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Excellent Factory Engraved American Standard Wheeler's Patent Over/Under Derringer

Lot 27: Excellent Factory Engraved American Standard Wheeler's Patent Over/Under Derringer

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 These double barrel deringers or "pocket pistols" were manufactured by the American Arms Co. of Boston, Mass. from 1866 to 1878 with a total production of under 5,000. Dual calibers of 32 over 22 RF. Silver plated brass frame with nickel barrels, one marked "AMERICAN ARMS CO. BOSTON MASS.", the other "WHEELER'S PATENT OCT.31, 1865 - JUNE 19, 1866". The superposed barrels rotate for loading and firing. Both side plates have been factory engraved in fine scroll and border design with a simple splash on the grip strap. Spur trigger, knurled hammer and smooth rosewood grips on a square butt. BBL: 3 inch double octagon Stock: Gauge: 22-32 Finish: nickel/plated brass Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 1491 Condition: Very fine. The barrels retain 75% original nickel finish spotted down the length with some slight handling marks and a few patches of isolated pitting on the Wheeler address. All markings are clear. The frame shows pleasant age darkened patches of silver plating strong in protected areas. The grips are good with minor pressure marks and wear to the varnish. Overall a very fine example of a scarce American derringer.

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Minneapolis Firearms Protector Palm Pistol

Lot 28: Minneapolis Firearms Protector Palm Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $950 - 1400 Manufactured from 1891 to 1892 with total production estimated at 3,000. The side plates have smooth hard rubber panels and are marked with the maker/model information and 1883 patent date. Numbers match. BBL: 1 3/4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 CF Finish: nickel Grips: metal Serial Number: 1146 Condition: Very good. The pistol retains 50% original nickel finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The pin attaching the squeezer grip to the frame has been improperly removed, leaving dents and dings in the head. The hard rubber is fine with some minor scratches. Mechanically fine.

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Scarce St. Etienne Francaise Mitrailleuse Palm Pistol

Lot 29: Scarce St. Etienne Francaise Mitrailleuse Palm Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $850 - 1300 Standard two line makers mark on the right side of the frame, with "MITRAILLEUSE" on top of the barrel rib, and niter blue dust cover and 3-position selector switch. Floral decorated frame, with serrations on the front and a smooth hardwood panel on the operating bar. BBL: 2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 8 mm CF Finish: nickel Grips: hardwood Serial Number: 523 Condition: Very fine, with 85% plus of the original nickel finish, showing areas of spotting, mild edge wear and scattered handling marks. Strong niter blue is present on the small components, and the operating bar shows traces of a casehardened finish. The modern replacement wood panel is very good, with some small dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Belgian Production

Lot 30: Belgian Production "Apache" Centerfire Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2250 - 3500 Produced without sights, with Liege proofs on the rear of the cylinder. The 2 1/2 inch, wavy, triangular blade folds up the left side of the frame, with the mainspring on the opposite side, and the combination grip and steel knuckles at the rear. By folding and unfolding the components, the Apache can be configured as a pair of steel knuckles, a trench dagger, or a bayonet-equipped revolver. BBL: 1 1/2 inch fluted round Stock: Gauge: 7.6 mm Finish: bright Grips: metal Serial Number: 3121 Condition: Fine as polished bright. All markings remain clear. The spring latches for the blade and grip are a bit loose, otherwise mechanically excellent. A rare and original "Apache" revolver.

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Engraved French

Lot 31: Engraved French "Le Merveilleux" Squeeze-Fire Palm Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $800 - 1300 Manufactured without sights, marked "LE MERVEILLEUX" on top of the barrel and "LORON/S.G.D.G./JR&Cle" on the butt, with scroll and leafy vine engraving, checkered action bar, external follower and checkered grip panels. BBL: 2 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 5.5 mm Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good, with traces of the original nickel finish in the protected areas, showing a mixed gray and brown patina overall, along with some mild handling marks and spotting overall. Grips are very good, with a thin crack on the bottom of the left panel and sharp checkering. Mechanically very good.

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Cased Engraved Robbins & Lawrence Percussion Pepperbox

Lot 32: Cased Engraved Robbins & Lawrence Percussion Pepperbox

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 The 5-shot, hinged barrel cluster is marked "ROBBINS & LAWRENCE", "WINDSOR, VT" and "PATENT 1849" on three barrel flutes with a scroll engraving at the breech. The frame is also scroll engraved. Barrel cluster and grips are numbered to the gun. The partitioned case is lined in red velvet. Included are the following accessories: two cavity German silver bullet mold, case key, screwdriver and Robbins & Lawrence powder flask. These pepperboxes were among the best selling and most popular type of their day. BBL: 3 1/2 fluted Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: brown/blue Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 3149 Condition: Very good. The pepperbox has a smooth brown-gray patina with the barrel cluster retaining strong traces of original brown finish in and around the protected areas and traces of original blue finish remain on the ring cocking trigger. The grips are fine with a couple small missing chips and a number of very minor handling marks. The action does not function. The engraving and markings are crisp. The case is fine with minor handling/storage marks. The faded lining has wear.

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Engraved Unmarked Blunt & Syms Underhammer Pepperbox Pistol

Lot 33: Engraved Unmarked Blunt & Syms Underhammer Pepperbox Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2250 No makers markings. The pepperbox is very similar to the Blunt & Syms small frame, but with a square butt, not the bag shaped grips. The 6 barrel cluster gauges at 30 caliber, has concave ribs and light floral scroll engraving on the breech ends. The frame and back strap are also floral scroll engraved with a sun burst on top at the breech. Underhammer ring trigger, all blue finish and fitted with smooth two piece varnished walnut grips. BBL: 2 5/8 inch ribbed Stock: Gauge: 30 Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The pistol retains 75% original blue finish on the barrels and 30% on the frame, mainly on the grip straps. The balance shows a smooth gray and brown patina. The action needs work, it does not function. The grips are excellent with almost all of the original varnish remaining, showing a few minor chips in the varnish and dings. The engraving is crisp.

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Collector's Lot of Two British Percussion Pepperboxes

Lot 34: Collector's Lot of Two British Percussion Pepperboxes

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 A) Intricate scroll engraved frame, hammer, and trigger guard with the maker's London address on the side plate and barrel cluster. British proofs on each barrel cluster flute. Hammer safety, blank silver initial oval on checkered grip and engraved cap compartment. BBL: 4 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. Barrels retain 30% original blue thinning finish, the balance is now a mottled brown/dark patina. Some mild pitting is present. The frame retains 20% original blue finish the balance is now mottled brown. The engraving remains sharp crisp and clear.The grip is very fine with some scattered blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Action is sound. - B) Engraved silver frame with the maker's marking on the side plate. Simple, yet well executed engraving on the recoil shield, hammer, frame and backstraps. British proofs on each barrel cluster flute. BBL: 3 1/2 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The barrel cluster, hammer and trigger guard have a mottled gray patina. The silver is fine with clear engraving. The grips are very fine with some minor handling marks and most of the varnish remains. Action frozen.

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Collector's Lot of Two Engraved Percussion Pepperboxes

Lot 35: Collector's Lot of Two Engraved Percussion Pepperboxes

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 A) 6-shot unmarked barrel cluster with standard engraving on the frame. Ring trigger and varnished grips. BBL: 4 3/4 inch ribbed Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pepperbox has a smooth brown-gray patina with 20% of the bright original high polish blue finish on and around the barrel cluster ribs. The grips are very good with some chipping, a couple minor gouges and some minor handling marks with most of the varnish remaining. Broken percussion nipples and action does not rotate barrel cluster. - B) Barrel cluster has the 1837 patent date and cast steel markings only. Frame has standard scroll pattern and oval silver inlays are present on both grips (left inlay has "JN" initials). Matching numbers on frame, trigger guard, hammer spring and grips. BBL: 3 1/4 inch ribbed Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 79 Condition: Very good. Traces of original blue finish remain around the ribs otherwise a smooth gray patina. The remaining metal surfaces have a bright appearance. Grips are good as refinished with some minor handling marks. Action needs work as does not always return to the ready position.

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Collector's Lot of Two Engraved English Percussion Pepperboxes

Lot 36: Collector's Lot of Two Engraved English Percussion Pepperboxes

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 A) Engraved frame with "J.R. COPPER'S PATENT" on left side. British proofs are present on each barrel cluster flute. BBL: 3 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Fine. The barrel cluster retains 70% original blue finish showing some minor thinning. There is some minor pitting (mostly concentrated on trigger). The silver is fine with clear engraving. The refinished grips are very good with some putty near the frame and ill-fitting at the butt. Mechanically fine. - B) Engraved frame, trigger guard and hammer with maker's marking on the side plate. British proofs between the barrel chambers which are numbered 1-6. Serial number stamped behind hammer with "3" stamped on trigger guard and both grips. BBL: 3 inch ribbed Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 65 Condition: Very good. The barrel cluster and trigger guard retain streaks of bright original blue finish and the frame retains an area of original case colors ahead of the hammer otherwise a smooth gray patina. The grips are fine with a number of minor handling marks and most of the varnish remaining.

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Very Fine Cased Le Petit Protector Percussion Ring Gun

Lot 37: Very Fine Cased Le Petit Protector Percussion Ring Gun

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 This is a unique example of a French single shot percussion ring gun. The band of the ring is marked "LE PETIT PROTECTOR" flanked by a light floral engraving. German silver with the small parts blue finished iron. The case has a Le Petit Protector silver oval maker plate on top of the lid. The interior of the case is lined in blue velvet and the inside of the lid is lined in silk with a Winsor Bishop label. The case also holds a brush and screwdriver. BBL: Stock: Gauge: 2 mm Finish: niter blue/German silver Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains nearly all of the original niter blue finish. Mechanically fine. The case is fine showing some minor wear.

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Excellent Chicago Protector Palm Pistol

Lot 38: Excellent Chicago Protector Palm Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Featuring a barrel with a band of floral engraving, and the right side of the frame has a similar pattern around the edge, with "THE PROTECTOR/PAT.MCH.6.83.AUG.29.93" in a circle on the side plate. The left side plate is checkered around the border with "CHICAGO FIRE ARMS CO./CHICAGO, ILL" in a circle at the center, twists off to reveal the magazine, and is numbered to match other components. The rear trigger is fitted with a hard rubber grip, checkered with diamond patterns. BBL: 1 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 XSRF Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 7572 Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 98% original nickel finish with some scattered very light flaking. The finish has a slight frost appearance. The hard rubber grip panels are excellent with only a few light handling marks. The checkering is crisp. An excellent example fo an all matching high condition and functioning Chicago Palm Pistol.

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Scarce 1 of 170 Iron Frame Reid .32 Caliber My Friend Knuckle Duster Revolver

Lot 39: Scarce 1 of 170 Iron Frame Reid .32 Caliber My Friend Knuckle Duster Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 This is one of an estimated 170 iron frame models manufactured towards the end of production. The left side of the top strap is marked "MY FRIEND" along with the 1865 patent date. The five-shot cylinder is plain while the iron frame features a scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides and engraved accents on the front and on the top strap. A star burst type engraving is featured behind the hammer and the back of the grip area has a checkered panel. The cylinder and cylinder pin are numbered to the gun. BBL: 1 5/8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 Finish: nickel Grips: metal Serial Number: 17390 Condition: Fair, with 25% of the original nickel finish concentrated on the cylinder, with an even gray patina overall, spotting and mild handling marks. Mechanically good.

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Wm. W. Marston Three-Barrel Pistol

Lot 40: Wm. W. Marston Three-Barrel Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Manufactured from 1864 to 1872 with a total production of about 3,000. Marked "WM W. MARSTON/PATENTED/MAY 26. 1867/NEW YORK CITY/IMPROVED 1864" on the left side plate. Barrel counter indicator on the right side of the frame, tip down three superposed barrel cluster, brass frame, and spur trigger. BBL: 3 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 32 Finish: blue/brass Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 2597 Condition: Fine. The barrels retain 40% original blue the balance has thinned along high edges and is a mottled gray/dark patina showing some minor handling marks overall. The frame is now a pleasantly aged dark mustard patina with some scattered handling marks and a few dark spots. The grips are fine exhibiting minor pressure marks and may have had an extra coat of varnish applied some time ago. Mechanically fine.

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Fine Unmarked Percussion Knife Pistol

Lot 41: Fine Unmarked Percussion Knife Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 The German silver barrel is unmarked. The pistol is equipped with 3 1/4 inch spear point and 1 3/4 inch unique semi-curved single edge folding blades. The knives and pistol are enclosed in a German silver case with smooth horn scale panels riveted to the sides. It has a folding lid compartment for caps in the back strap and provisions for tools on the sides of the frame at the butt (a pick and tweezers). Overall the pistol most resembles an Unwn Rodgers knife pistol. BBL: 3 3/8 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 6 percussion Finish: German silver Grips: horn Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The fine blade are both bull dimension with much of the original polish intact. The iron components have a mottled gray patina showing some pin point pitting on the blades. The scales are very fine with some very minor handling marks. The horn has a very attractive grain pattern. Mechanically fine.

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Rare Factory Engraved C.H. Ballard Single Shot 41 Caliber Derringer with Pearl Grips

Lot 42: Rare Factory Engraved C.H. Ballard Single Shot 41 Caliber Derringer with Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3750 Manufactered circa 1870 this is a rare factory engraved Ballard derringer. The brass frame has a scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides along with three attractive stars. The breech end of the barrel has light engraved accents. The top barrel flat is marked "BALLARD'S" with the left barrel flat marked with the address/patent date marking. Barrel is numbered to gun. Fitted with smooth bird head pearl grips. BBL: 2 3/4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: nickel/silver Grips: pearl Serial Number: 2428 Condition: Good. The barrel shows traces of original blue finish and the balance is a mottled gray patina with minor pitting. The frame has an attractive mellow aged patina with a crisp engraving. The grips are fine with some chipping. Mechanically fine. A scarce highly desirable derringer.

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Eaton & Abbey Double Barrel Side Lock Hammer 10 Gauge Shotgun

Lot 43: Eaton & Abbey Double Barrel Side Lock Hammer 10 Gauge Shotgun

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 4500 Single brass bead sight, with "EATON & ABBEY, CHICAGO - LAMINATED STEEL" on top of the rib, light scroll engraving on the casehardened breech, and English proofs on the underside. The locks and hammers are casehardened and scroll engraved, with "EATON & ABBEY" on each lock. Checkered one piece straight grip stock, with an inscription oval on the underside of the buttstock and a smooth shotgun buttplate. Length of pull is 14 inches. Established in Chicago, the firm of Eaton & Abbey was in operation until 1870, when Charles Eaton died, and his widow, Emma Eaton bought out his partner, after which the firm became "E.E. Eaton". BBL: 34 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 10 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 10046 Condition: Near mint as professionally restored, with a very strong laminated steel pattern on the barrels, along with extremely bright and vivid colors on the locks, hammers and breech. Stock is also near mint, with a few light chips and pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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C.G. Brand Percussion Whaling Gun

Lot 44: C.G. Brand Percussion Whaling Gun

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 Introduced circa 1850. Although unmarked, this whaling gun is the unmistakable design of C.G. Brand of Norwich Connecticut. This example has a solid walnut straight grip stock with a smooth iron buttplate which has been observed on early production Brand whaling guns. The part octagon barrel has a bore that measures 7/8 inches and is equipped with fixed sights. The underside of the barrel has a modern replacement brass tipped wooden loading rod. BBL: 20 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 7/8 inch Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fair. The whaling gun has an even, lightly pitted, smooth dark patina overall. The repaired reinforced varnished stock is fair with some minor handling marks (screws added for reinforcement). Mechanically fine.

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Exquisite Finely Engraved James Burnie Percussion Fowling Piece with Gold Inlay

Lot 45: Exquisite Finely Engraved James Burnie Percussion Fowling Piece with Gold Inlay

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 4250 Manufactured by James M. Burnie, this fine quality fowling piece(approximately 14 gauge) features a unique grip safety mounted on the lower tang behind the trigger guard. The Damascus barrel features a bead sight on the concave solid rib marked "J.M. Burnie Berwick" at the breech end ahead of scroll engraving. It has a solid under rib and three ramrod pipes securing a wooden ramrod with brass tip. The breech plug has gold inlaid bands and floral leaf engraving. The lock has scroll engraving, with a game bird scene and marked "J.M. Burnie, BERWICK". The hammer, barrel tang, trigger guard and grip safety are nicely scroll engraved and the trigger guard plate has an engraved pineapple finial. Mounted with a checkered walnut half straight grip stock with a horn forend cap and steel shotgun buttplate. BBL: 29 inch round Stock: English walnut Gauge: 14 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The barrel has half brown finish remaining, showing 60% of the Damascus pattern. All of the gold inlay remains. The trigger guard retains 80% original blue finish. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth grayish patina with flashes of original case colors in the protected areas around the hammer on the lock and some of the original casehardening pattern showing on the grip safety. The stock is very fine with a few minor dents and dings, with sharp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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C.S. Shattuck American 8 Gauge Punt Gun

Lot 46: C.S. Shattuck American 8 Gauge Punt Gun

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 This massive 8 gauge shotgun was introduced circa 1890. The top of the barrel at the breech is stamped "AMERICAN". The barrel, hammer and trigger guard are numbered to the gun. It has a double trigger mechanism with the front one unlatching the tip down barrel and the rear one for firing. Smooth forearm and pistol grip stock with a flat iron buttplate. BBL: 40 1/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 8 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 122 Condition: Fair. The punt gun has a smooth dark patina with overall minor pitting. The wood is poor with a crudely repaired wrist of buttstock and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Unique American Percussion Underhammer Pistol with Detachable Stock

Lot 47: Unique American Percussion Underhammer Pistol with Detachable Stock

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2500 This unique underhammer percussion pistol is equipped with a checkered walnut stock. The stock has a crescent brass buttplate and a patch box with a German silver lid with a spring loaded door release mechanism on top of the comb. The lower right barrel flat is stamped with a weak marking. The pistol is equipped with a fixed notch rear sight, a fold out front sight extender that is 12 1/4 inches long with a blade sight and a folding peep sight located on the rear of the tang. The pistol grip is checkered. BBL: 16 1/4 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The pistol has a smooth brown patina. The wood is fine with a couple hairline cracks, crude cut checkering and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Scarce Roper Revolving Shotgun

Lot 48: Scarce Roper Revolving Shotgun

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Description: Estimate: $850 - 1400 Manufactured from the mid-1860s to the mid-1870s these shotguns used special steel cartridges. The four shot carrier consists of a series of fins is enclosed within a large round housing with a hinged loading gate on the top. The hammer pulled the sliding breechblock to the rear, removing the fired case from the barrel, then revolving the cloverleaf carrier; when the trigger was pulled, it pushed the next cartridge into the barrel firing it. The loading gate is marked with the three line address/1866 patent date information. The serial number is stamped on the barrel and frame under the forearm and on the bolt. Smooth forearm with pewter forend cap and straight grip stock with steel shotgun buttplate. BBL: 28 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 12 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 272 Condition: Fair. The shotgun has a mottled brown-gray patina with the frame retaining traces of silvered out original case colors in and around the protected areas a couple areas of faded original blue on the upper tang and trigger guard. Lower tang is cracked and upper tang repaired. The revarnished wood is poor with a repaired wrist of the buttstock and some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Serial Number 11 Allen & Thurber Dragoon Size Percussion Pepperbox with Original Case

Lot 49: Serial Number 11 Allen & Thurber Dragoon Size Percussion Pepperbox with Original Case

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1600 Six shot barrel cluster with the left side of the hammer marked "ALLEN & THURBER/GRAFTON MASS" and the top of the hammer is marked "ALLEN'S PATENT". The frame has a typical open scroll engraving. The grips with silver oval inlays and trigger guard are numbered to the gun. The partitioned case is lined in brown velvet. The following accessories are included: UMC cap tin with caps, key, two cavity bullet mold, ramrod and unmarked powder flask. BBL: 6 inch ribbed Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 11 Condition: Good. The barrel shows a period silver finish toning dark with age. The frame shows a similar period silver finish with traces of the engraving remaining. The grips are fine with varnish loss and a few minor handling marks. Action needs work as barrel cluster is out of sync. The rare and original case is good with a number of minor handling marks, a long hairline crack on the lid, loose partition walls and worn lining.

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Rare Sutherland Richmond VA. Marked Percussion Pepperbox Pistol

Lot 50: Rare Sutherland Richmond VA. Marked Percussion Pepperbox Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $950 - 1600 This is a rare example of a 6-shot percussion pepperbox with the Samuel Sutherland of Richmond, Virginia, marking on the hammer. According to Albaugh, Benet and Simmons in the book "CONFEDERATE HANDGUNS", Sutherland was a Virginian gunsmith who repaired arms for the Confederate government. Southern gunsmiths who participated in the Confederate war effort such as Samuel Sutherland were known in their communities as "The Armorer of the South". Lacking the resources for large government armories, the Confederate government relied heavily on local gunsmiths. The left side of the hammer is marked "SUTHERLAND/RICHMOND, VA." (faint). Although there are no maker markings, it is of similar design to an Allen & Thurber pepperbox. The authors of "CONFEDERATE HANDGUNS" have noted Allen & Thurber pepperboxes with the Sutherland marking. BBL: 3 3/4 inch ribbed Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Fair. The pepperbox has a smooth gray patina with some minor pitting. The grips are fair as refinished with some chipping around the screw, a minor missing chip and some minor handling marks. Cracked, repaired hammer and action needs work.

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