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Auction Description for Rock Island: September Collectors Firearms Auction Day 3
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Full preview day September 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Preview also available each day before the auction begins.
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y time one opens a Rock Island Auction Company Premiere Auction Catalog, they're assured to see the best of the best. The September Premiere Firearms Auction will provide no exception, but will additionally host a myriad of scarcely seen variations and prototypes that collectors are certain to snatch up in an effort to fill the persistent holes in their own collections. With the abundance of beauty and rarity present in the upcoming auction, it's certain to leave many collectors and investors elated with their new found additions. The amount of Colts in this auction dwarfs any other manufacturer at over 550 items. Thanks in part to the Donald Kotecki Collection, the selection is bursting with examples sporting high condition, cases, factory master engravings, attractive finishes, historical significance, gold inlays, special grips, diamond inlays, and several experimental variations. First and foremost to Colt collectors is likely to be the historic Colt Model 1847 C Company Walker revolver, No. 147. Though not far behind will be the rare, documented, factory engraved ("C") and gold inlaid Colt Government Model semi-automatic pistol. The ornate Colts in this auction know no bounds as is seen in the factory engraved, carved pearl grip, diamond inlaid Single Action Army and even a supremely impressive gold Damascene Colt 1851 Navy revolver that must be seen to be believed. Historic Colts include two presentation pistols given by cowboy film star Harry Carey to two distinguished statesmen, as well as an extraordinary "Rough Rider" Colt Artillery Model Single Action Army revolver with its holster and factory letter. Not to mention the exceptional quality, early production Colt 1921 fully automatic Thompson submachine gun complete with its original FBI case, plus its drum & stick magazines, eight experimental Colt revolvers, a near new, factory engraved Colt Woodsman, and a near mint, Colt Burgess lever action rifle - the finest we have ever had the pleasure to offer. To say that RIAC has Colts covered is an understatement.

September Collectors Firearms Auction Day 3

(857 Lots)

by Rock Island Auction Company


857 lots with images

September 14, 2014

Live Auction

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Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

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Extraordinary Documented Factory Engraved Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3000: Extraordinary Documented Factory Engraved Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Extraordinary Documented Factory Engraved Antique Winchester Deluxe Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Sporting Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes the rifle features as: "Caliber: 30", "Barrel Type: Octagon", "Trigger: Plain", "Fancy Checkered Stock", "Takedown", and "Engraved: $1.60". The letter states that this rifle was shipped from Winchester on May 15, 1897. The rifle has a blued octagon barrel, full-length magazine, forearm cap and receiver. The hammer, lever and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are highly figured, fancy grain, walnut with 'Style H' checkering and a high polish 'piano' finish. The sides, top and bottom of the receiver and upper tang are factory engraved with ornamental scrollwork. The scrollwork is nearly identical to the Winchester No. 10 engraving pictured in the 1897 Edition of Winchester "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS" reproduced on page 220 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson except the scrollwork lacks the embossed borders shown and described in "HIGHLY FINISHED ARMS". The barrel has a standard, sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn, sporting style, rear sight. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY THE-/ -WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.-" in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "30 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1894/-WINCHESTER-/PAT. AUG. 21. 1894" in three lines. The serial number, "17725" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver behind the take-down collar. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894 BBL: 26 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 17725 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 97% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish. The high polish blue finish on the barrel shows minimal wear; the magazine tube has some finish loss from disassembly at the tip and below the magazine tube retainer. The forearm cap and takedown collar have some light handling wear. The delicate, factory engraved scrollwork is crisp. The bolt retains nearly all of the fire blue finish while the loading gate has 85% of the original niter blue finish. The hammer, lever and crescent buttplate retain nearly all of the vivid case colors. The barrel and tang markings are crisp. The fancy grain walnut stock and forearm are in excellent plus condition. Nearly all of the high polish piano finish remains and the checkering is sharp. Wear on the stock and forearm is limited to several very insignificant handling and storage marks. This is an exceptional example of a Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Fancy Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Winchester Factory Engraving.

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Extremely Fine and Rare Special Order, Inscribed First Model Winchester 1876

Lot 3001: Extremely Fine and Rare Special Order, Inscribed First Model Winchester 1876 "Open Top" Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Extremely Fine and Rare Special Order, Inscribed First Model Winchester 1876 "Open Top" Rifle with Factory Letter This is an excellent and very rare example of a First Model Winchester 1876 open top rifle. These early production guns feature no dust cover hence the name "open top". Only 3000 of these First Model rifles were produced before a dust cover was installed making them extremely scarce. Winchester production of the Model 1876 was extremely limited in comparison to the other models of this time and only a mere 66,000 1876 rifles were manufactured making them rare and desirable in any condition or variation. The first model represent the most desirable collector configuration outside of the "1 of 100" and "1 of 1000". Accompanied by a factory letter confirming the configuration and states; "Rifle/Octagon barrel/Set trigger/Received in the warehouse on February 21, 1878/Shipped from the warehouse on July 6, 1878". The lower tang is numbered "1625", which is well within the First Model range, making this a second year production rifle. The underside of the brass cartridge carrier is inscribed with the original owners initials "AJC". The initials are certainly factory quality work and if not done in the factory they are of a professional, and period Jewelers hand. Rock Mountain German silver front sight with folding graduated to 1,000 yards rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER'S - REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S- IMPROVEMENT - PATENTED - MARCH 29, 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight, there is no caliber markings on the barrel or carrier. The upper tang is marked with the early style "MODEL 1876" . Blue barrel, magazine tube and frame. Casehardened hammer, lever, and crescent steel buttplate, with cleaning rod in the butt trap. Finished with a smooth oiled forearm and straight grip stock. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1876 BBL: 28 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-75 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 1625 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 70% plus original blue finish exhibiting only slight thinning on high edges and some scattered minor surface scratches. 60% original blue finish remains on the magazine tube the balance is a mottled plumb/brown patina which is concentrated to the underside of the tube. The frame retains 80% original blue finish with very minor wear to exposed edges and some casual overall collector type handling marks. The tang shows evidence of a removed Vernier tang sight. The loading gate still maintains a strong percent of its original niter blue finish and shows no signs of typical cartridge wear indicating very little use. The hammer and lever exhibit strong original but dark case color hues. The wood is very good showing and old coat of varnish otherwise some scattered minor pressure marks. The action is excellent. Overall a very scarce inscribed First Model "Open Top" Winchester 1876 Rifle, in condition that would difficult to improve upon.

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Scarce and Historic U.S. First Contract Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3002: Scarce and Historic U.S. First Contract Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Scarce and Historic U.S. First Contract Henry Lever Action Rifle Henry lever-action rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Company in December 1863. This rifle is one of the 800 Henry rifles purchased by the Ordnance Department on December 30, 1863, to arm the 1st D.C. Cavalry regiment. The 1st D.C. Cavalry was the only Federal unit entirely armed with Henry rifles during the Civil War. Commanded by politically connected Col. Lafayette Baker, the 1st D.C. Cavalry served on provost duty in the District of Columbia under the direct orders of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. The unit's primary mission was to combat Confederate partisan rangers operating in Northern Virginia. In May 1864, the regiment was re-assigned to the Department of Virginia and saw action in operations around Richmond and Petersburg. The 1st D.C Cavalry was present when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. During these battles a significant number of Henry rifles were captured or lost in action. Some of the captured 1st D.C. Cavalry Henry rifles were re-issued to Confederate forces. Several Henry rifles were carried by the body guard of President Jefferson Davis when he was captured after the fall of Richmond. The 800 Henry rifles purchased for the 1st D.C. Cavalry under the December 30, 1863, contract are the only Henry rifles fully marked with Ordnance final inspection and sub-inspection marks. Although the Ordnance Department purchased an additional 627 Henry rifles in April and May 1865 to arm the 3rd U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry regiment, the 1865 contract rifles did not have Ordnance inspection marks and saw no action in the Civil War. This rifle has all of the features found on the late 1863 production rifles purchased for the 1st D.C. Cavalry. The barrel and integral 15-shot magazine have the second style, nickel-silver, square back front sight blade and third pattern, folding leaf, rear sight with "900" yard marking on the top of the leaf. The magazine has the large, second pattern, brass follower and the follower slot on the bottom of the receiver has milled flats. The distinctive brass receiver is the second pattern introduced about serial number 3100 without the alternate rear sight dove-tail. The first style buttplate has a rounded heel and hinged brass butt-trap door. The stock is correctly not fitted with a sling swivel and the left side of the barrel lacks the screw-fastened loop for a sling hook (most 1st D.C. Henry rifles were not fitted with sling swivels and loops which were special order items; the rifles were carried in a leather scabbard manufactured by the Washington Arsenal specifically for the 1st D.C. Cavalry). The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the larger, second style legend: "HENRY'S PATENT. OCT. 16. 1860./MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO. NEWHAVEN. CT.". The two line legend has all serif (Roman) letters rather than the mixture of Roman and Gothic (block) letters found on rifles below serial number 3700 and is approximately 3-9/32 inches long. The right barrel flat is stamped with the "C.G.C." initials of Ordnance Sub-Inspector Charles G. Chapman. A Ordnance final inspection mark consisting of the script initials "CGC" with an oval border is visible on the right side of the stock wrist. A single "C" sub-inspection mark is stamped on the right side of the buttplate heel. A single "H" New Haven Arms sub-inspection mark is stamped below the "C.G.C." on the right side of the barrel and "HH" is stamped on the right side of the receiver adjacent to the barrel marks. The rifle serial number, "3959" is stamped: (1) on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver, (2) on the lower left side of the receiver tang, (3) in the upper tang inlet of the stock, (4) on the inside of the buttplate toe and (5) on the shanks of both the hand-fitted buttplate screws. All of the visible serial numbers match. The tang screws are typically not serial numbered on Henry rifles above serial number 3100. Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co. Model: Henry Rifle BBL: 24 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Henry RF Finish: blue/brass Grips: Serial Number: 3959 Class: Antique Condition: Good. The rifle remains in above average condition for a first contract Henry rifle. The barrel/magazine has a smooth silver-gray patina. The barrel edges are slightly worn but the barrel legend and serial number are sharp. The rear sight is original to the rifle but is missing the elevator bar. The brass receiver and buttplate have a dark, untouched patina. Receiver wear is limited to some scattered dents along the edges of the ejection port and some disassembly marks along the upper side-plate joints. The buttplate has some minor dents and scratches. The hammer and lever have a dark patina. The stock has been professionally refinished and is in good condition. The oval Ordnance inspection mark on the right side of the stock wrist remains visible. Few U.S. contact Henry rifles have visible Ordnance final inspection marks. This is an outstanding example of a historic first contact Henry rifle. The New Haven Arms Company manufactured approximately 10,000 Henry rifles between April 1862 and April 1865. The Ordnance Department purchased 1731 Henry riles during the Civil War and the second contract were delivered too late to see any action. Only the Henry rifles purchased to arm the 1st D.C. Cavalry were actually used in combat. Experts estimate that only 800 of the 1st D.C. Cavalry Henry rifles carried the "C.G.C" Ordnance inspection marks. Ordnance inspected, first contract, Henry rifles like this outstanding example are among the most desirable U.S. martial arms.

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Fine Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

Lot 3003: Fine Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

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Description: Fine Winchester Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter Winchester Model 1866 Carbine with Cody Firearms Museum letter that states it was shipped from Winchester on April 6, 1888. The carbine has the distinctive brass receiver with blued barrel, magazine, barrel bands and carbine style buttplate. The loading gate is niter blue. The hammer and trigger are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with an oil finish. The carbine has the Fourth Model receiver profile and serial number roll-stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and the tang screw. A staple-mounted saddle ring is attached to the left side of the receiver. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The magazine has the late style screw fastened cap and is secured by the barrel band located in front of the Second Style, steel post, front sight. The rear sight is the Second Style folding leaf sight graduated to 900 yards and correctly marked "1873". The hammer spur has impressed, bordered, knurling. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." in two lines between the lower barrel band and the rear sight. The caliber, "44 R.F." is roll-stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "44 CAL." is stamped in script on the bottom of the cartridge elevator. The serial number, "164762" is roll stamped on the lower tang. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1866 BBL: 20 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 164762 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The carbine is all original and retains crisp traces of the blue finish on the barrel, magazine and buttplate. The blue finish has traces of dark patina with some surface rust. The barrel markings are clear. The barrel bands and saddle ring have a deep brown patina. The case colors on the hammer, trigger and lever have aged to a plum brown patina. The loading gate retains 75% of more of the niter blue finish. The brass receiver is in very fine condition with a pleasing, untouched patina. The side plate joints are tight; wear is limited to some minor scratches and handling marks, The stock and forearm are in very good condition with a similar untouched patina as the metal components. Stock and forearm wear is limited to some very minor storage and handling marks. Model 1866 Carbines were purchased as working guns; most examples shows the effects of hard use in adverse conditions. This carbine is all original, has never been cleaned or 'improved' and remains in very good original condition with moderate handling wear. This is an outstanding example of a Winchester Fourth Model 1866 Saddle Ring Carbine.

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Desirable Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Rare Casehardened Receiver and Factory Letter

Lot 3004: Desirable Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Rare Casehardened Receiver and Factory Letter

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Description: Desirable Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle with Rare Casehardened Receiver and Factory Letter This is a nice example of a Winchester Third Model 1873 Sporting Rifle with a rare casehardened frame manufactured in 1882. This rifle is a Third Model with the dust cover rail integral to the top of the receiver. The accompanying letter describes this rifle as "casehardened" with a round barrel and plain trigger and states that it was shipped from the Winchester warehouse on November 22, 1882. The top of the barrel is marked "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING-ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1865. OCTOBER 16.1860.". The upper receiver tang is marked "- MODEL 1873-" flanked by foliate designs, and the serial number is stamped on the lower tang behind the loading lever latch. There are no caliber markings on the barrel or cartridge elevator. Blade front and adjustable sporting rear sights. The rifle barrel, magazine, dust cover and loading gate are blue, the forearm cap, receiver, hammer, loading lever and buttplate are casehardened. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Winchester Model 1873 Rifles with casehardened receivers are rare and extremely desirable. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 103453A Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The rifle shows only storage wear and retains 90% of the original blue and 60% original casehardened finish. The barrel and receiver have scattered minor patches of surface rust. The top and right side of the receiver have vivid case colors. The left side plate and bottom of the receiver have a brown patina with muted case colors. The case colors on the loading lever, hammer and lower tang are strong. There are bright case colors on the buttplate heel with the balance a muted gray patina. Most of the original blue finish is present on the dust cover and loading gate. There are two faint black lines (felt marker) on the right rear of the forearm. The stock and forearm are both excellent with most of the original finish and only scattered light storage wear and a dent on the left side of the forearm. The markings are clear. The action is fine. This is a very fine example of a completely original Model 1873 Winchester Lever Action rifle with the rarely encountered casehardened receiver that shows only very limited handling wear.

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Desirable Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Original Shipping Crate and Factory Letter

Lot 3005: Desirable Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Original Shipping Crate and Factory Letter

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Description: Desirable Semi-Deluxe Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Original Shipping Crate and Factory Letter The Model 1894 is the most successful sporting rifle in Winchester's history selling over 7 million before the end of production. According to the included letter from the Cody Firearms Museum, this deluxe rifle was serial numbered on August 16, 1905 and left the factory chambered in 38-55 caliber with an octagon barrel, checkered pistol grip stock, Lyman hunting front sight and rear sight. It was received in the warehouse on October 21, 1905 and shipped the same day as part of order number 28694. It has a full length magazine tube and standard Winchester markings including proofs at the breech. No mention was made of the takedown feature in the aforementioned letter. The Lyman "hunter" front sight is a blade with bead insert. There is a standard adjustable sporting rear sight and an additional Lyman folding peep sight mounted to the tang. It is adjustable and has a folding peep hole insert. The checkered walnut pistol grip stock and forearm have a Winchester logo hard grip cap, engraved grip cap screw, blued steel forend cap, and steel crescent buttplate. Includes an original Winchester shipping crate and cleaning instructions hang tag. The crate markings indicate that it was shipped to Leacock Sporting Goods in St. Louis, Missouri. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894-Rifle BBL: 26 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 38-55 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 275015 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 80% of the original blue finish. The barrel and magazine tube have some mild edge wear and a few small spots of oxidation. The frame has various light scratches including some across some spots of pitting on the left side of the frame and a series of slightly larger scratches on the bottom. The hammer and lever retain 80% of the case colors. The bright finished buttplate has a mixture of patches of oxidation and bright metal while the blue finish has mostly faded to a gray patina on the forend cap. The re-oiled wood is good with some minor scrapes, dings, and some scratches most notably on top of the forend towards the rear. It is mechanically excellent and all visible markings are clear. The shipping crate has some sections of the top absent but is in good shape.

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Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe 45-70 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3006: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe 45-70 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe 45-70 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter The included factory letter confirms the special order configuration and that it was shipped from the warehouse on September 19th, 1887. 2-leaf globe and bead front sight and a folding ladder adjustable rear sight, with the two line address and caliber markings on the top barrel flat and the patent dates and serial number on the lower tang. A folding mid-range peep sight is installed on the upper tang and the receiver is equipped with a single set trigger. Checkered pistol grip stock, with a steel forearm tip, ebony wedge insert on the wrist, and a smooth crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 28 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 8641 Class: Antique Condition: Very good, with a mixed brown patina overall, showing traces of original blue in the protected areas, bright edge wear, and scattered minor spotting and handling marks. The action functions, but needs minor adjustment, as the hammer occasionally slips the set trigger. Stock is also very good, with a mended crack on the upper right side of the wrist, a few mild dents, and an attractive grain.

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Exceptional Earliest Known Signed John Ulrich Factory Engraved Silver Plated Deluxe Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3007: Exceptional Earliest Known Signed John Ulrich Factory Engraved Silver Plated Deluxe Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Exceptional Earliest Known Signed John Ulrich Factory Engraved Silver Plated Deluxe Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Rifle Winchester Model 1866 Rifle manufactured c. 1869 and engraved and signed by John Ulrich. This rifle is believed to be the earliest John Ulrich signed Winchester (the previously earliest known, serial number 36484, is illustrated on page 138 of "THE BOOK OF WINCHESTER ENGRAVING" by R.L. Wilson). Ulrich's early style signature, the initials "JU", is engraved on the left side of the upper tang. The engraving on this rifle is typical of John Ulrich's early work which was influenced by Gustave Young. The engraving features intricate scrollwork on a punch-dot background with open panels on each side plate. A hound's head is concealed in the scrollwork on the left side of the receiver, and an eagle's head is worked into the scrollwork on the right side of the receiver. The forward portions of the receiver are decorated with detailed geometric designs. The engraving covers the entire receiver, the upper and lower tang, the forearm cap and the heel of the buttplate. The forearm cap, receiver and buttplate are silver plated. The 24-inch octagon barrel and full-length magazine are blued and the hammer, lever and trigger are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are highly figured, fancy grain walnut with a high polish piano finish. The rifle has a nickel-silver, "Rocky Mountain" style front sight blade and Henry style folding leaf rear sight with rounded top, 900 yard center notch and slide stop screw. A folding peep sight is mounted on the tang. Rock Mountain front sights and folding tang sights are rare features on Model 1866 rifles. Factory sling swivels are fitted to the forearm cap and stock, and the rifle is complete with original leather sling. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29. 1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The serial number "36481" is stamped on the lower tang behind the trigger and highlighted with engraved flourishes. The partial serial number "6481" is stamped in the upper tang inlet of the stock. The lower left side of the tang is stamped: "S OXXX". Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1866 BBL: 24 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue/silver-pated Grips: Serial Number: 36481 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle is all original and retains 40% plus of the silver plated finish. The blue on the barrel and magazine has a deep plum patina. The surfaces of the barrel and magazine are smooth; the barrel has sharp edges and crisp markings. The case colors on the hammer and lever have aged to a mottled brown patina. The delicate, silver plated finish on the brass forearm cap, receiver and buttplate has handling wear on contact points and is tarnished in protected areas. The intricate, flawlessly executed engraving is crisp and deep. The highly figured, fancy grain walnut stock is in very fine condition; nearly all of the original piano finish remains, and the stock shows minimal handling wear. The forearm and stock have handling marks but remains in very fine condition. This is a magnificent example of a deluxe, factory engraved Model 1866 Rifle and one of the very earliest examples of a John Ulrich engraved and signed Winchester.

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Special Order Winchester Model 92 Take-Down Sporting Rifle

Lot 3008: Special Order Winchester Model 92 Take-Down Sporting Rifle

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 92 Take-Down Sporting Rifle Winchester Model 92 lever-action rifle manufactured in 1925. This take-down rifle has special order features that include: octagon barrel, half-magazine, Lyman folding combination front sight and semi-buckhorn sporting rear sight. The rifle has a full blue finish with nicely figured, 'extra finish', walnut stock and forearm. The extra finish stocks and forearms were typically fitted to rifles like this example with special order features. The left barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED OCTOBER 14, 1884." in two lines ahead of the rear sight. "-MODEL 92- WINCHESTER-/-TRADE MARK-" followed by ".44 W.C.F." is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. Oval Winchester "WP" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. "WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK/MADE IN U.S.A." is roll-stamped in three lines on the upper tang. The serial number, "964649" is roll-stamped across the underside of the receiver behind the take-down collar. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892 BBL: 24 inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 964649 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 90% of the high polish blue finish. The barrel, forearm cap and magazine retain almost all of the blue finish and display minimal handling or storage wear. The bottom and right side of the receiver have some finish loss and there are several light scratches on the left side of the receiver and take-down collar. The receiver retains 90% of the original finish. The hammer, lever, trigger and bolt retain more than 95% of the blue finish. The crescent buttplate shows the expected finish wear and has about 70% of the blue finish. The barrel and receiver markings are extremely sharp. The nicely figured stock and forearm are both in excellent condition; nearly all of the extra polish finish is present and wear is limited to several very minor handling marks. This is an excellent example of a late production, special order, Winchester Model 92 Take-Down rifle.

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Rare Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine

Lot 3009: Rare Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine

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Description: Rare Deluxe Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Carbine Special order Winchester Model 1894 carbine manufactured in 1925. This carbine has a 20-inch round barrel, two-thirds length magazine, deluxe checkered, fancy grain forearm and pistol grip stock with shotgun buttplate. The barrel has a special order, ramp mounted, Sheard front sight and flat top, sporting style, rear sight. The receiver does not have a saddle ring; the saddle was not fitted on late model carbines unless specially ordered. The rifle has a full blue finish. The forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured, fancy grain, walnut with 'Style H' checkering and oiled, semi-gloss, finish. The pistol grip has a black, hard rubber, cap embossed: "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO". The stock has a shotgun style black, checkered, hard rubber buttplate embossed with the round Winchester logo. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A. PATENTED AUGUST 21 1894" in front of the barrel band. "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" is roll-stamped on the left side of the barrel below the rear sight followed by the caliber designation, ".32 W.S.". Oval Winchester "W/P" proof marks are stamped on the top of the barrel and receiver. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "MODEL 1894/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG.IN U.S. PAT. OFF." in three lines. The serial number, "898631" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894-Carbine BBL: 20 inch Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 32 W.S. Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 898631 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The carbine is all original and retains more than 85% of the Winchester blue finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. The sides of the barrel band have moderate wear. There are several patches of flaking on the left side of the receiver and a number of small spots on the right side of the receiver and upper tang. The sides of the hammer show cycling marks, but the trigger and lever have all of the blue finish. The barrel and receiver markings are sharp. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition with minimal handling and storage marks. The checkering is sharp and nearly all of the semi-gloss oil finish remains. This is a very fine example of a scarce, special order, Deluxe Model 1894 carbine.

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Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle in Desirable 40-72 W.C.F. Caliber

Lot 3010: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle in Desirable 40-72 W.C.F. Caliber

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Description: Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Sporting Rifle in Desirable 40-72 W.C.F. Caliber Manufactured in 1903. The top of the barrel at the breech is marked "40-72 W.C.F.", the left side of the receiver is marked with the two line address/patent dates and the upper tang is marked "WINCHESTER/MODEL 1895" flanked by dashes. The serial number appears on the lower tang. Dovetailed blade front sight and adjustable folding leaf rear sporting sight graduated 2 to 10. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with ebony forend insert and straight grip stock with a steel crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1895-Rifle BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 40-72 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 41976 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% plus bright original blue finish with some edge wear and pitting on the receiver, normal cycling wear on the lever and magazine, and a few very small areas of light oxidation on the breech end of the barrel. The wood is also very fine with a minor 1 1/2 inch scratch on the left side of the buttstock, and overall some minor dents and handling marks. The markings remain crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Special Order Second Model Winchester Model 1876 50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 3011: Special Order Second Model Winchester Model 1876 50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Special Order Second Model Winchester Model 1876 50 Express Rifle with Factory Letter Winchester Model 1876 Express Rifle with Cody Firearms Museum letter. The letter describes this rifle as: "Rifle, Express caliber, Barrel Shape: Octagon" with "Set trigger" and states that it was shipped from Winchester on May 23, 1879. The rifle has a blued octagon barrel, magazine, forearm tip, receiver, dust cover and crescent buttplate. The Second Model receiver has a screw-fastened dust cover rail and a dust cover with impressed, oval, thumb-piece. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with a varnish finish. Winchester special order features include: (1) Beach folding combination front sight, (2) folding graduated peep sight with 4-inch stem, (3) single set-trigger and (4) sling swivels on the stock and forearm tip. The barrel is fitted with a standard sporting style, buckhorn, rear sight. The buttplate has a sliding brass trap door and the butt trap contains a four-piece jointed, steel cleaning rod with brass tip. The top of the dust cover is factory hand-engraved: "WINCHESTER EXPRESS/.50 CAL. 95 GRNS." in two lines. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "WINCHESTER'S-REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CT./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT-PATENTED-MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation: ".50 CAL. EXPRESS" is roll-stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver. The serial number "8649" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang behind the lever latch. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1876 BBL: 26 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 50-95 Express Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 8649 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The rifle is all original and retains 70% plus of the original blue finish. The barrel, magazine and forearm tip retain 95% of the blue finish; wear is limited to some minor finish loss on edges and high points with some traces of age discoloration. The barrel markings are crisp. The receiver and side plates retain most of the high polish blue finish with some dulling on contact points and scattered age discoloration. The dust cover has 90% of the blue finish. The engraved Express markings are crisp. Most of the blue finish is present on the bolt. The hammer and lever retain 60% or more of the subdued case colors. The case hardened finish on the buttplate has aged to a mottled, gray brown patina. The straight grain walnut stock and forearm are both in very fine condition with a few scattered handling and storage marks. This is an outstanding example of an early production Winchester Model 1876 Express Rifle with desirable special order front and tang sights and single set trigger.

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New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3012: New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle

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Description: New Haven Arms Co. Henry Lever Action Rifle Henry Lever-Action Rifle manufactured by the New Haven Arms Co., circa April-May 1865. The rifle has the distinctive brass receiver and buttplate with octagon barrel and integral, 15-shot, magazine. The barrel has a nickel-silver, square back, front sight blade and folding, adjustable leaf, rear sight. The rear sight is the Fourth Pattern with 900 yard center notch and elevator bar stop screw near the top of the sight. The magazine has the Second Style, large diameter, brass follower and the bottom of the receiver has the beveled, follower cut-out. The receiver lacks the alternate rear sight dove-tail found on early production Henry rifles. The straight grain, American walnut, stock is fitted with a factory sling swivel on the left side and has the Second Style buttplate with sharply pointed heel. The buttplate has a hinged trap door. The left side of the barrel has a screw-fastened loop for a sling hook. The Henry rifles had blued barrels with casehardened hammers and loading levers. The top barrels flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "HENRY'S PATENT.OCT.16.1860/MANUFACT'D BY THE NEWHAVEN ARMS.CO.NEWHAVEN. CT.". This second style legend is lightly larger the marking found on early-mid production Henry rifles and features all serif letters. The rifle serial number, "9662" is located:(1) on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the receiver, (2) on the left side of the lower tang beneath the stock, (3) in the upper tang inlet of the stock and (4) on the inside of the buttplate. All of the visible serial numbers match. The late style, cap-head, buttplate and receiver screws are correctly not serial numbered. The lower receiver tang is stamped with the "W" inspection mark attributed to Oliver Winchester. Manufacturer: New Haven Arms Co. Model: Henry Rifle BBL: 24 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Henry RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 9662 Class: Antique Condition: About good. The rifle is all original and has moderate-heavy handling wear. The barrel has a gray-brown patina with traces of light pitting and scattered spots of age discoloration. The barrel edges are rounded from handling. There are some shallow vice marks on both sides of the barrel ahead of the rear sight. The rear sight is lightly pitted but is complete and appears to be original to the rifle. The brass receiver and buttplate have a good looking patina. The receiver high points are worn from handling and the edges of the ejection port are battered. The left side plate has light scratches and numerous shallow punch-marks on the lower edge. The right side of the receiver has a number of light scratches with removal marks along the edges of the side plate. The buttplate has the same patina as the receiver with spots of dark age discoloration and numerous light scratches or file marks. The stock is in good overall condition with minor scratches and dents. There is a hard-to-notice, repaired, four-inch, hairline crack in the right side of the stock that runs from the right edge of the tang inlet to the center of the stock. Henry rifles were weapons or working firearms. The 15-shot repeating rifle was popular on the frontier and Henry rifles remained in use long after production ceased in December 1865. As a result, most Henry rifles show the effect of hard use in a hostile environment. This is a solid example of a late production Henry rifle that shows use but remains original and un-altered.

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Rare Winchester Caliber .50-110 W.C.F. Express Model 1886 Take-Down Rifle

Lot 3013: Rare Winchester Caliber .50-110 W.C.F. Express Model 1886 Take-Down Rifle

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Description: Rare Winchester Caliber .50-110 W.C.F. Express Model 1886 Take-Down Rifle This is a desirable 50 Express Caliber Winchester Model 1886 Take-Down Rifle that was manufactured in 1901. The rifle has a blued barrel and receiver with varnished walnut stock and forearm. The rifle has an octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The barrel is fitted with a dovetail mounted, Lyman, "Winchester Express" front sight with bead and a sporting style rear sight. A folding combination peep sight is mounted on the receiver tang. The original shotgun buttplate has been replaced with a later production rubber Winchester marked recoil pad. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber ".50 EX" is stamped between the rear sight and the receiver. The lower receiver tang is stamped: "-PAT.OCT.14.1884./JAN. 20. 1885-" in two lines behind the hammer and the serial number "127011" is stamped head of the rear tang screw. The Winchester .50 Caliber Express cartridge was introduced in 1899 for the Model 1886 Rifle; high velocity, smokeless powder versions of the .50 Express cartridge were comparable to some British elephant cartridges. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 26 inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 express Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 127011 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% of the original blue and casehardened finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine with some minor take down marks on the magazine tube. The receiver takedown ring extension has a blue-gray patina with 50% of the original blue finish. The receiver has some edge wear on high points and several minor scratches. The hammer and loading lever have nearly all of the original casehardened finish with strong case colors. The loading gate has a silver-gray patina. The reoiled stock and forearm are in very fine condition with some scattered and very minor handling marks. The later production Winchester recoil pad and spacer fit nicely to the stock. This is an excellent example of a scarce Winchester Model 1886 Take-Down Rifle chambered for the .50 W.C.F. Express cartridge.

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Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

Lot 3014: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver

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Description: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle with Casehardened Receiver Winchester Model 1886 Sporting Rifle manufactured in 1890. The rifle has a has a round barrel with full-length magazine. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel-silver blade and a buckhorn, sporting style, rear sight with screw-adjustable center piece. The barrel, magazine, bolt and loading gate are blued. The receiver, forearm cap, hammer, trigger, lever, and crescent buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are the "extra finish" walnut with slightly fancier grain and extra polish finish that was used on rifles with casehardened receivers. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the legend: "- MANUFACTURED BY THE - / - WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.-" in two unequal lines with arrows at the end of each line. "40-82 W.C.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 1886-". The lower tang is roll-stamped with the 1884 and 1885 patent dates and the serial number "54577". Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 26 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 40-82 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 54577 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle is all original and retains 50% plus of the blue and color casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine have most of the blue finish with scattered patches of surface oxidation. The barrel markings are sharp. The receiver has strong case colors on the sides and top with some silvering on contact points on the bottom and tang. The receiver has the same scattered surface oxidation as the barrel and magazine. The spotting on the barrel, magazine and receiver appears to be the result of poor storage; actual finish wear is minimal. The bolt and loading gate retain nearly all of the high polish blue finish. The forearm cap, hammer and buttplate have about 85% of the casehardened finish with light handling wear. The extra finish stock and forearm are in very fine condition and most of the extra polish finish remains. Wear is limited to a few scattered and very minor handling and storage marks. This is a fine example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever action Rifle with desirable casehardened receiver.

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Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3015: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle This fine Winchester Model 1873 rifle was manufactured c. 1907. The rifle receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated rear edges. The rifle has a full octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The barrel has a sporting style front sight with nickel silver blade and adjustment screw on the right side and sporting style rear sight with screw-adjustable center insert. The top of the receiver has the 'step' found on .22, .32 and .38 caliber rifles and carbines. The upper receiver tang is factory drilled and tapped. The crescent steel buttplate has a sliding trap door. The rifle has a blue finish on the barrel, magazine, forearm cap and receiver. The loading gate is niter blue. The hammer, lever, trigger and butt plate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are oil finished American walnut; the stock has a slightly fancier grain than the standard grade stock. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A./KING"S IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29. 1866 OCTOBER 16. 1860." ahead of the rear sight. The oval Winchester "W/P" proofmark followed by the caliber designation "38 W.C.F." are stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. A second oval "W/P" proof is stamped on the top of the receiver step. The upper receiver tang is roll-stamped "MODEL 1873/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" in three lines. "38 CAL" is stamped in script across the brass cartridge elevator. The serial number, "618308B" is roll-stamped on the lower tang between the lever latch and rear tang screw. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 38-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 618308B Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The rifle is all original and retains 70% plus of the blue and casehardened finish. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the barrel, magazine and forearm cap. The barrel markings are crisp. The receiver shows light handling wear; the blue finish is thin on contact points on the left side and on both side plates. There is some very fine pitting on the right side plate. The upper tang and rear of the lower tang show handling wear and have a plum patina. Nearly all of the blue finish is present on the dust cover. The hammer, trigger and lever retain nearly all of the muted case colors. The case colors on the buttplate have silvered and shows spots of age discoloration. The sliding butt trap is missing the knob. The stock and forearm are in very good overall condition. The forearm has nearly all of the original finish intact and shows minimal handling wear. The right side of the stock shows almost no wear; the left side has several shallow scratches and scuff marks near the buttplate. This is a fine example of a late production Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action rifle.

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Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3016: Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Winchester Model 92 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine Manufactured in 1926. The left rear of the barrel is marked with the model, Winchester trade mark and caliber designation and the right rear is marked with the two line address. The top of the barrel and receiver are marked with the Winchester oval proof at the breech. The upper tang is marked "WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK/MADE IN U.S.A." and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Blade front and adjustable buck horn rear sights, saddle ring staple on the left side of the receiver with the ring absent and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a steel carbine buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892-Carbine BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 38 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 972227 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 90% plus original blue finish with some thinning to a smooth plum on the barrel and a few minor scratches on the receiver. The wood is also excellent with a few minor pressure dents and scattered storage marks. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Cody Museum Letter

Lot 3017: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Cody Museum Letter

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Description: Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Semi-Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Factory Cody Museum Letter This special order Winchester Model 1886 Rifle is documented with a Cody Firearms Museum factory letter. The letter states that this rifle was shipped from the Winchester Warehouse on July 27, 1891 with a 28-inch, octagon barrel chambered for the .40-65 W.C.F. cartridge, plain pistol grip stock, plain trigger and Lyman sights. The rifle has the highly desirable casehardened frame with case colored forearm cap, crescent buttplate, loading lever and hammer. The barrel, magazine tube, bolt and loading gate have a blue finish. The straight grain walnut stock and forearm have a varnish finish; the bottom of the pistol grip has an ebony inlay. The barrel is fitted with a special order "Winchester Express" front sight with colored bead and a sporting style rear sight with a four-step elevator with serrated thumb piece and screw-adjustable aperture. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "-MANUFACTUED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.NEW HAVEN. CONN.U.S.A." ahead of the rear sight. The caliber: "40-65 W.C.F." is stamped on the top barrel flat between the rear sight and the frame. The upper tang is roll-stamped: "-MODEL 1886-". The lower tang is marked: "-PAT. OCT.14.1884./JAN.20.1885-" in two lines behind the trigger and engraved with the serial number "54905". Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 28 In Stock: pistol grip walnut Gauge: 40-65 WCF Finish: casehardened/blue Grips: Serial Number: 54905 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains more than 95% of the original blue finish on the barrel, magazine tube, and bolt. Wear is limited to some very minor finish loss on the edges of the barrel flats. Most of the delicate, niter blue, finish remains on the loading gate. The frame, loading lever, hammer, have at least 85% of the original casehardened finish. The casehardened finish has slivered very slightly but retains most of the vivid case colors. Most of the wear is concentrated on the forearm cap and buttplate. All of the markings on the barrel and the frame are crisp. The stock and forearm are in excellent condition with nearly all of the original varnish finish. This is an exceptional, original, example of a Model 1886 Winchester Sporting Rifle with the very desirable features including extra length barrel, casehardened frame and plain pistol grip stock.

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Rare Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Matte Barrel and Factory Letter

Lot 3018: Rare Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Matte Barrel and Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Documented Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Deluxe Lever Action Rifle with Matte Barrel and Factory Letter This is a nice example of a Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle that was manufactured in 1890 with a number of special order features and the desirable casehardened receiver. The top of the barrel is matted and is marked "MANUFACTURED BY THE-/-WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.-" ahead of the rear sight area and "45-70" at the breech. The upper tang is marked "-MODEL 1886-" and the 1884 and '85 patent dates and the serial number are marked on the lower tang. The barrel is equipped with a dovetailed Rocky Mountain front sight and there is a Redfield receiver mounted peep sight. The rear barrel sight has been removed and was a Canadian sight with 15-50-75-150-200 yard graduations according to the accompanying Cody Firearms Records Office sheet. There is also a special notch between the rear sight holes (screws present) which is also noted in the Cody letter. 1/2 magazine tube, checkered trigger and mounted with a checkered walnut forearm and straight grip stock with sling swivels and a checkered shotgun buttplate. The accompanying Cody Firearms Record Office letter verifies the rifle configuration, 45/70 caliber, round barrel, plain checkered trigger, aforementioned sights and special rear sight notch, sling swivel, checkered shotgun buttplate, 1/2 magazine (4 Ctgs. 500 gr.), "1/2 inch short of regular", matted barrel, that it was received in the warehouse on May 27, 1890 and shipped to order number 11449 on the next day. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1886 BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 42421 Class: Antique Condition: Fine as partially customized (wood checkered, receiver sight added). The barrel and magazine tube retain 95% original thinning blue finish with areas of smooth plum. Most of the original case colors remain on the receiver, forend cap, hammer and lever with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The forearm and stock have been checkered and there is some bruising and nicks in the otherwise sharp checkering. Overall, the wood shows some scattered minor dents and dings. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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Very Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3019: Very Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Very Fine Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle This is a very fine original example of a Winchester Model 1873 that was rifle manufactured in 1901. The rifle has the Third Model receiver with integral dust cover rail and dust cover with serrated edges. The upper receiver has the round top used on .22, .32 and .38 caliber rifles. The rifle has a full octagon barrel and full-length magazine. The barrel has the standard, sporting style, front sight with nickel-silver blade and buckhorn sporting style rear sight with adjustable center insert. The crescent buttplate has a sliding brass trap door. The barrel, magazine, forearm cap, receiver and dust cover have a blue finish. The hammer, lever and buttplate are color casehardened. The stock and forearm are straight grain American walnut with the standard oil finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend "WINCHESTER'S REPEATING ARMS. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./KING'S-IMPROVEMENT PATENTED MARCH 29.1866. OCTOBER 16. 1860" ahead of the rear sight. The caliber designation "38 WC.F." is stamped on the top of the barrel between the rear sight and the receiver. "38 CAL" is stamped in script across the cartridge elevator. "{MODEL 1873}" is roll-stamped on the upper tang in fancy letters with foliate devices at either end. The serial number "555529B" is stamped in script numerals on the lower tang between the lever latch and rear tang screw. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 Inch Stock: varnished walnut Gauge: 38 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 555529B Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The rifle is all original and retains nearly 85% of the blue and color casehardened finish. Most of the blue finish is present on the barrel and magazine. There are several small spots of surface discoloration on both sides of the barrel. The bottom of the magazine has some surface rust and finish loss between the band and the magazine tip. The forearm cap retains most of the blue finish with traces of surface rust. Most of the blue finish is present on the side plates, dust cover and receiver. The finish on the side plates is thin with traces of brown patina and the lower tang shows handling wear. The case colors on the hammer, lever, and buttplate have faded to a dark patina. The stock and forearm are in very good condition; most of the original oil finish remains with minor handling marks. The markings on the barrel and receiver are sharp. This is a very fine, original, example of a turn-of-the-century Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action Rifle.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3020: Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Special Order Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Rifle This model was the updated successor to the Model 1873 using a scaled down version of the Model 1886 action. Manufactured in 1910, it features a folding target style front sight and adjustable rear buckhorn rear sight, two line address/ patent on the top barrel flat with only the 1884 patent date followed by the caliber designation on the left flat at the breech and the proof marks on the barrel and frame. It has a half magazine, smooth forearm with metal cap, and straight grip stock with a casehardened crescent buttplate and lever. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame and the model and trademark information are marked on the upper tang. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1892 BBL: 24 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 25-20 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 541935 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 75% plus of the original finish with some extensive flaking on the frame and a gray and brown patina on the exposed surfaces. The fiery case colors are present on the lever as well as the buttplate which has some oxidation. The wood is very fine with only faint scratches and light handling/storage marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine in 30-06 Caliber

Lot 3021: Fine Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine in 30-06 Caliber

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Description: Fine Winchester Model 1895 Lever Action Carbine in 30-06 Caliber Winchester Model 1895 carbine manufactured in 1924 and chambered for the desirable .30-06 cartridge. The carbine has the Winchester commercial blue finish. The stock forearm and hand guard are straight grain, oil-finished, American walnut. The carbine has the military style hand guard and forearm with grasping grooves. The stock has a carbine style buttplate with butt-trap that contains a four-piece, jointed, steel, cleaning rod with brass tip. The stock is inletted for a sling swivel and factory fitted with an ebony plug (THE WINCHESTER HANDBOOK by George Madis states that Winchester assembled Model 1895 Carbines in this serial number range with left-over Model 1895 Musket stocks). The left side of the receiver has a staple-mounted saddle ring. The front sight blade has a gold bead. The military style, folding leaf, rear sight has been removed (not included) and the rear sight holes have been plugged with filler screws. A scarce Lyman 42 Series peep sight is mounted on the left side of the receiver. The top of the receiver is stamped with the oval Winchester "W/P" proof mark above the caliber designation: ".30/GOV./'06". The elongated Winchester legend and patent dates are roll-stamped on the left side of the receiver. The upper tang is roll-stamped; "MODEL 95/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG US PAT OFF & FGN." in three lines. The serial number "413456" is stamped across the bottom of the lower tang. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 95 BBL: 22 inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 06 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 413456 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The carbine retains 85% of the original Winchester commercial blue finish. Nearly all of the finish is present on the barrel, barrel band and the sides of the receiver and magazine. There is finish wear on the front of the magazine. The finish on the bottom of the magazine and contact points of the lever is thin and shows a gray patina. The finish on the contact points on the upper receiver edges is thin and there are several light scratches on the right side of the receiver and magazine. The bolt retains all of the high polish blue finish. The buttplate has most of the blue finish with finish loss on the heel and toe. The stock, forearm and handguard are in fine overall condition with an overcoat of varnish, and a few minor handling marks. The barrel and receiver markings are crisp. This is a solid example of a desirable .30-06 Winchester Model 1895 Carbine.

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Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3022: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle Manufactured in 1883, this is a Third Model with the dust cover guide rail integrally machined to the receiver. Blade front sight and two leaf folding rear sight. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two line address/King's Improvement patent dates and "CAL 40 - 60." at the breech. The upper tang is marked "{MODEL 1876}", the serial number is on the lower tang and the cartridge elevator is marked "40-60". Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate with compartment containing the cleaning rod. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1876 BBL: 28 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 40-06 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 40335 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 40% of the blue finish with an otherwise brown patina and various minor scratches, marks, and some oxidation and pitting. The wood is good with various marks, dings, scratches, and a hairline crack on the left side of the butt at the rear edge. Mechanically excellent with legible markings.

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Fine Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

Lot 3023: Fine Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle

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Description: Fine Antique Winchester Model 1873 Lever Action 44-40 Rifle This Third Model 1873 rifle was manufactured in 1890 with the distinctive integral dust cover rail on top of the receiver. The barrel is equipped with a blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the two-line address/King's Improvement patent markings ahead of the rear sight and the caliber markings, "44 W.C.F." on the upper left flat at the breech. "44 CAL." is engraved on the bottom of the brass cartridge elevator. The top of the receiver tang is marked "MODEL 1873" ins a fancy font between two foliate marks. It is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with full magazine and crescent buttplate with storage compartment (cleaning rod not included). Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1873 BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 336855B Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The rifle retains 40% plus of the original finish with bright edge wear and the finish faded to a brown patina in many areas. The frame retains a significant portion of the blue finish with some brighter patches/areas of wear and brown patina forming where the finish has thinned. The elevator and buttplate door have an attractive golden yellow patina. The wood is very good with various dings, dents, scratches, and marks. Mechanically excellent. A solid representative example of a desirable Winchester 1873 44-40 Lever Action Rifle!

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Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 3024: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Winchester Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle Manufactured in 1905, the barrel is marked with the two line address/1894 patent date to the left at the center, "-NICKEL STEEL BARREL-/ESPECIALLY FOR SMOKELESS POWDER" below the rear sight, "30 W.C.F." at the breech, and the Winchester oval proof on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang markings have the model and trademark information, and the serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Features a dove blade front sight and adjustable notch rear sights, full length magazine, and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1894 BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 815703 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 85% plus of the bright original finish with some scattered patches of flaking present on the receiver and lever with a brown patina formed on the aforementioned exposed surfaces. There are a few minor scratches on the magazine tube and forearm cap and some light wear on the muzzle. The buttplate has most of the original blue finish and minor edge wear. The stock and forearm are both very fine with some minor marks and dings. Mechanically excellent.

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Scarce Model 1885 Highwall Musket in 22 LR with Scope

Lot 3025: Scarce Model 1885 Highwall Musket in 22 LR with Scope

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Description: Scarce Model 1885 Highwall Musket in 22 LR with Scope Produced after 1919, this is one variety of the Model 1885 that was the first of many Browning patents produced by Winchester. The rifle was the first single shot rifle made by Winchester and was produced in many calibers including the scarce 22 Long Rifle as well as various barrel weights, lengths, and shapes making many examples unique. This particular example is fitted with a Winchester adjustable rifle scope marked with two line manufacture and patent information and "-A5" on the top and additional patent marks on the right side of the posts. The rifle is marked with the standard two line address/patent date on the left of the barrel behind the barrel band and "22 LONG R." at the breech. It features a Lyman target front sight and tang mounted Lyman adjustable rear aperture sight. The upper tang markings are obscured by the tang mounted sight with the serial number clearly marked on the lower tang with is also stamped with an "A". Mounted with a full length walnut forearm with grooves and steel end cap and straight grip stock with round buttplate and sling swivel with the second sling swivel mounted on the band, and a palm rest base. Manufacturer: Winchester Model: 1885-Musket BBL: 27 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 LR Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 117166 Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun Condition: Very fine. The musket retains 85% of the original finish with some edge wear and some minor marks, dings, and scratches and finish wear/fading on the forearm cap, barrel band, and lower tang, minor wear and oxidation on the muzzle. The lever has a mottled gray patina. The palm rest base and butt plate have a brown patina. The stock and forearm are very fine with some minor dings and scratches and some fading on the left side of the butt. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare Ordnance Inspected Joslyn Model 1855 Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Lot 3026: Rare Ordnance Inspected Joslyn Model 1855 Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

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Description: Rare Ordnance Inspected Joslyn Model 1855 Breech Loading Percussion Carbine Model 1855 Joslyn breech loading percussion carbine manufactured by A. H. Waters of Millbury, Massachusetts, c. 1855-1856. The carbine has the distinctive monkey tail operating lever with oval ring. The round barrel is blued and has a wide base iron front sight and with late pattern folding leaf rear sight. A sling bar and ring are mounted on the left stock flat. The flat, bevel edged lock plate is unmarked and the nipple bolster has a clean out-screw. The lock plate, hammer, operating lever and sling bar mount are casehardened. The barrel band, trigger guard and buttplate are brass. The oil finished stock is straight grain American walnut. The top of the breech lever is roll-stamped: "PATd BY/B.F. JOSLYN/AUG. 23. 1855" in three lines. There are no visible markings on the lock plate. The serial number "468" is stamped on the right side of the breech lever. A rack number "115" is stamped on the underside of the stock behind the trigger guard finial. Two Ordnance inspection marks consisting of the script initials "TDL" enclosed in a rectangle are stamped on the left stock flat above the sling bar. A. H. Waters manufactured an estimated 1500 Joslyn Model 1855 Carbines; some 1200 were purchased by the Ordnance Department and several hundred carbines were issued to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Ohio Cavalry regiments early in the Civil War. Manufacturer: Joslyn Model: 1855-Carbine BBL: 22 1/2 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 468 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The carbine retains 70% of the blue and casehardened finish and shows minimal handling wear. There is no flash pitting on the percussion nipple, bolster or adjacent areas of the barrel, hammer or lock plate. The lock plate, hammer, breech lever and sling bar mount have strong case colors. The markings on the breech lever are light. The Inspection marks on the left side of the stock and the rack number are deep and crisp. The stock is in fine condition with sharp edges and minimal handling marks. A re-glued hairline crack runs completely through the stock wrist from the lock plate and sling bar mount to the comb. This is a very fine example of an early and unique breech loading carbine that was issued in limited numbers to Federal cavalry during the Civil War.

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Historic Civil War Sanitary Fair Presentation Gallager Breech Loading Carbine

Lot 3027: Historic Civil War Sanitary Fair Presentation Gallager Breech Loading Carbine

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Description: Historic Civil War Sanitary Fair Presentation Gallager Breech Loading Carbine Gallager single shot breech loading carbine manufactured by Richardson & Overman of Philadelphia between 1861 and 1864. The right side of the stock is inlaid with an oval, German silver plate engraved "Presented by/M. WARNE/TO THE/SANITARY FAIR" in four lines. The carbine is complete with extensive documentation that consists of copies of National Archives service records and pension requests of Merett A. Warne. The records indicate that Merett A. Warne was a private in the 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry who was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 and discharged from the service as a result of his wound on June 28, 1862. Warne apparently suffered from his wound and other service connected illnesses throughout his life and was granted a disability pension. He died at age 81 on June 11, 1924. Notes included with the carbine state that it was donated by Warne to the New York Metropolitan Sanitary Fair in April 1864. Sanitary fairs allowed members of society from the elite to the poor to donate items for sale and to volunteer their time to help provide for sick and wounded soldiers. Visitors paid for tickets to attend the lavish fairs which included various forms of entertainment including parades and live productions as well as the opportunity to purchase donated items such as this rifle. The funds went to the United States Sanitary Commission, a private relief agency, created to care for sick and wounded soldiers. Based on the New York Times article from January 1, 1864, it is clear that New Yorkers considered the fair a challenge to be met and wished to demonstrate their patriotism by raising more than the other cities. The article states: "Cannot and should not the City of New York, and the wealthy region of which it is the center, do more for this great national object than Chicago, Cincinnati or Boston, or than all three together?" Another article from March 8th, 1864 requested donations for sale at the New York fair. It also noted that on March 28th a listing of the donations and their donors would be listed thus allowing donors public recognition for their charity. During the first two days of the April 1864 fair they raised over $150,000 from ticket and merchandise sales. Lincoln himself responded to requests for the Chicago Fair and even donated the original draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to the Chicago Fair despite his desire to keep it because as he wrote "if it shall contribute to the relief or comfort of the soldiers that will be better." The carbine has no visible markings, inspection marks or serial numbers and is either a commercial production carbine or an over run from a government contract. Manufacturer: Gallager Model: Gallager-Carbine BBL: 22 1/4 inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Class: Antique Condition: Very good. The carbine barrel and receiver have a deep brown patina. Traces of the original casehardened finish remains on protected areas of the receiver. The surfaces of the barrel, receiver, hammer, lever, patch box and buttplate have scattered patches of surface oxidation. The receiver screw heads are battered and the trigger is a handmade replacement. The stock has a dark patina and has numerous shallow nicks and scratches. There is a hairline crack in the left side of the stock wrist that runs from the upper tang to the middle of the receiver. This is an interesting and rare presentation Gallager Carbine. The documentation provided with the carbine consists primarily of Merett Warne's post Civil War pension requests and does not provide details of the history of the carbine. Presumably Warne donated the carbine to the Sanitary Fair in gratitude for services provided by the U.S. Sanitary Commission following his wound at Shiloh. This is a truly unique Civil War Carbine!

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Rare Confederate C.S. Robinson/Richmond Sharps Carbine

Lot 3028: Rare Confederate C.S. Robinson/Richmond Sharps Carbine

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Description: Rare Confederate C.S. Robinson/Richmond Sharps Carbine Second Type S.C. Robinson copy of a Model 1859 Sharps carbine manufactured by the Confederate government after the purchase of the Robinson factory in Richmond, Virginia, in March 1863. The Confederate government manufactured an estimated 3000 Robinson/Sharps type carbines c. 1863-1864. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "RICHMOND.VA" behind the rear sight. The serial number "2711" is stamped on the rear of the lock plate and on the top of the upper receiver tang. The carbine generally resembles the Model 1859 Sharps Carbine with several significant differences; (1) the front sight is tapered iron, (2) the rear sight is a fixed V-notch, (3) the receiver has no provision for a pellet primer, (4) the lock plate has a low profile, (5) the sling bar is attached to an iron plate inletted into the left side of the stock and the edge of the receiver and (6) the stock does not have a patch box. The forearm has a brass barrel band. The stock is fitted with a sling swivel and brass buttplate. The stock and forearm are oil-finished walnut. Workmanship on Robinson/Richmond Sharps carbines is relatively crude compared to Hartford Sharps carbines. The Robinson/Richmond Sharps carbines were important Confederate weapons. Original examples are rare and inevitably display the effects of hard wartime service. Manufacturer: Robinson S C Model: Sharps-Carbine BBL: 21 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 percussion Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 2711 Class: Antique Condition: Fair. The carbine shows the hard wear associated with nearly all Confederate weapons and is surprisingly well above average. The barrel is bulged about four-inches from the muzzle. The brass barrel band is a modern replacement. The barrel, receiver and iron components have a dark brown patina. The barrel and receiver have numerous dents and scratches. The hammer and breech block are heavily flash pitted. The brass buttplate has patches of age discoloration and numerous minor dents and scratches. The stock and forearm are in fair condition and show the same hard wear as the metal components. The forearm has numerous dents and scratches and has a period spliced repair on the bottom. The stock also shows numerous dents and scratches and has a chip missing on the left side of the buttplate heel and a period, tack-repaired crack in the buttplate comb. This carbine clearly saw hard service and is a historic example of a key Confederate cavalry arm.

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Rare Froelich CSA Arms Factory Confederate Staff & Field Officer's Sword with Iron Scabbard and Scarce Etched Blade

Lot 3029: Rare Froelich CSA Arms Factory Confederate Staff & Field Officer's Sword with Iron Scabbard and Scarce Etched Blade

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Description: Rare Froelich CSA Arms Factory Confederate Staff & Field Officer's Sword with Iron Scabbard and Scarce Etched Blade Measuring 36 inches in overall length, this sword follows the pattern of what the book "Louis Froelich: Arms-Maker to the Confederacy" by McAden and Fonville describes on page 50 as the "Etched Blade Staff & Field Sword" by Louis Froelich, with a note that only four etched blades were known at the time of writing (circa 2008), with only two featuring a scroll pattern. A Bavarian immigrant who established himself in North Carolina in 1861, Froelich worked briefly as a button maker before establishing the Wilmington Sword Manufactory, later known as the C.S.A. Arms Factory. The output of the Arms Factory included a wide assortment of leather gear and martial accoutrements, in addition to a full spectrum of Confederate edged weapons, including swords and lances. During the course of the war, Froelich would need to rebuild his factory three times, once due to fire and twice due to Union attack. The blade measures 30 1/2 inches long, with single fullers, and a panel of scroll engraving on each side. The grip is black oilcloth secured with a steel wire wrap, brass ferrule and pommel cap, and a cast brass guard with "XXII" cut into the side and "CSA" cast into the guard. With an unmarked brass fitted iron sheath. Manufacturer: None Model: None BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Class: Other Condition: Fair, but well above average for a Confederate weapon. The blade shows a dark, near black patina overall, with significant pitting and roughly 40% of the original etching. The brass shows a fine aged patina, with minimal wear on the grip. The scabbard is fair, comparable to the blade on the iron components and showing well-aged brass. Subjected to hard use and the rigors of warfare in all seasons, Confederate edged weapons are scarce in any condition.

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Extraordinary Remington New Model Army Revolver with New Jersey Surcharge

Lot 3030: Extraordinary Remington New Model Army Revolver with New Jersey Surcharge

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Description: Extraordinary Remington New Model Army Revolver with New Jersey Surcharge Remington New Model Army percussion revolver manufactured c.1865. The left side of the barrel and left side of the frame are stamped "NJ" indicating that the revolver was purchased by the State of New Jersey for issue to state militia. The revolver lacks the Ordnance sub-inspection marks on major components and the final inspection marks on the grips that were applied to U.S. Contract Remington revolvers. The revolver has a high polish blue finish on the barrel, loading lever, cylinder and frame. The trigger guard is brass. The hammer is color casehardened. The two-piece grips are varnished walnut. The octagon barrel is fitted with the late style front sight blade. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "PATENTED. SEPT. 14. 1858/ REMINGTON & SONS. ILION, NEWYORK. U.S.A./NEW-MODEL" in three lines. A small "P" is stamped on the right side of the barrel and right side of the frame. The full serial number, "71170" is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The Remington New Model Army revolver was the primary handgun purchased by the Ordnance Department from mid-1863 until the end of the Civil War. The Ordnance Department purchased a total of 115,557 Remington New Model Army revolvers during the Civil War. Substantial numbers of Remington New Model revolvers were purchased by New Jersey during the Civil War. Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc Model: New Model Army Revolver BBL: 8 inch Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 71170 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent plus, near new. The revolver retains 99% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish on the barrel, frame, loading lever and cylinder. Nearly all of the vivid casehardened finish is present on the hammer. The brass trigger guard has an unpolished patina. The grips are in excellent condition with one small dent on the right grip. The cylinder and percussion nipples have no flash pitting or firing wear. The is an exceptional, New Jersey Surcharged, Civil War production, Remington New Model Army revolver; one that cannot be improved upon!

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Outstanding Austin T. Freeman Army Model percussion Revolver

Lot 3031: Outstanding Austin T. Freeman Army Model percussion Revolver

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Description: Outstanding Austin T. Freeman Army Model percussion Revolver Freeman Army Model percussion revolver manufactured by Hoard's Armory, Watertown, New York, c. 1863-64. Hoard's Armory manufactured approximately 2,000 of these .44 caliber single action revolvers, but received no Federal contracts. The solid frame revolver has a high polish blue finish on the barrel, frame, cylinder and loading lever. The hammer is color casehardened. The two-piece black walnut grips are oil-finished. The revolver has the early style barrel with exposed threads, steel half-moon sight, sighting groove in the top strap and knurled hammer spur. The center pin latch is retained by a spring on the left side of the frame. "FREEMAN'S PAT. DECR 9 1862" is stamped on the right side of the top strap and "HOARD'S ARMORY, WATERTOWN, N.Y." is stamped on the left side. The serial number "379" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel, top of the loading lever, bottom of the frame, rear face of the cylinder, right side of the butt beneath the grips and on the inside of both grips. All of the serial numbers match. This revolver was formerly part of the Bob Howard collection. Manufacturer: Freeman Austin T Model: Army BBL: 7 1/2 Inch Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 379 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The revolver shows minimal wear and retains 97% plus of the original bright high polish blue finish. The hammer has 90% of the muted case colors. The grips are in very fine condition with a few minor handling marks. The factory markings and serial numbers are crisp. This is an excellent example of a low production, Civil War era, Secondary U.S. Martial revolver that was formerly part of one of the finest handgun collections in the United States.

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Scarce U.S. Inspected Civil War Contract Massachusetts Arms Co., Adams Patent Navy Model Revolver

Lot 3032: Scarce U.S. Inspected Civil War Contract Massachusetts Arms Co., Adams Patent Navy Model Revolver

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Description: Scarce U.S. Inspected Civil War Contract Massachusetts Arms Co., Adams Patent Navy Model Revolver Adams Patent Double Action revolver manufactured by the Massachusetts Arms Co., of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, c. 1858. This revolver is one of 500 Beaumont-Adams DA revolvers delivered to the Ordnance Department by the Massachusetts Arms Co., in 1858. The revolver has the Kerr patent rammer on the left side of the six-inch octagon barrel, .36 caliber five-shot cylinder, safety bar on the right side of the frame, hammer with coarse knurled spur and one-piece, checkered walnut grip. The revolver has a high polish blue finish with color case-hardened hammer and butt cap. The lower left side of the grip is stamped with the script "JT" inspection mark of Ordnance Sub-Inspector Joseph Tatnal and the lower right side is stamped with the script "WAT" initials of Ordnance Inspector Major William A. Thorton. Small Ordnance "A" sub-inspection marks are stamped on the major components. The frame top strap is stamped: "MANUFACTURED BY/MASS. ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS." in three lines. "ADAMS.PATENT/MAY 3D 1853" is roll-stamped on the lower left side of the frame. "PATENT/JULY 3d.1856" is stamped on the lower right side of the frame. "KERR'S. PATENT/APRIL 14.1857" is stamped on the left side of the loading lever. Substantial numbers of Beaumont-Adams double action revolvers were imported from Great Britain by both sides during the Civil War but the 500 Massachusetts Arms Co., manufactured Adams Navy Model Revolvers were the only Adams revolvers with Ordnance inspection marks. Manufacturer: Massachusetts Arms Co Model: Adams Pocket BBL: 6 Inch Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut checkered Serial Number: 204 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains nearly 80% of the high polish blue finish. Most of the finish loss is concentrated on the trigger guard. There are small scratches, scattered light pitting, surface discoloration and edge wear on the barrel, frame and cylinder. The cylinder, percussion nipples, hammer and edges of the frame have light flash pitting. The checkered walnut grip is also in very fine condition with crisp legible Ordnance inspection marks and sharp checkering. The grip screw is missing. The factory legend, patent marking and Ordnance sub-inspection marks are crisp. The action functions fine.

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Very Rare Cased Factory Engraved IXL Double Action Pocket Model Revolver Serial No. 42

Lot 3033: Very Rare Cased Factory Engraved IXL Double Action Pocket Model Revolver Serial No. 42

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Description: Very Rare Cased Factory Engraved IXL Double Action Pocket Model Revolver Serial No. 42 This pocket revolver was made by the obscure company IXL of New York City. Total production of this revolver is estimated around 750 with all made c.1857. Although these were not an official martial arm, these revolvers may have been carried as privately purchased sidearms during the Civil War. It has a distinctive spurless hammer and features a blade front sight and frame notch rear sight with full coverage scroll engraving on the frame, trigger guard, and grip straps and a smooth round five shot cylinder. The matching serial number "42" is mark on the cylinder, loading lever, and barrel. The "IXL N. YORK" marking is not seen on the barrel perhaps due to this example being of such early manufacture. It is fitted with smooth walnut grips and is set in a red velvet lined fitted wood case with eleven lead rounds, oiler, flask, and bullet mold. Manufacturer: Ixl Model: Pocket BBL: 3 1/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 42 Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 50% of the original blue finish with significant retention on the barrel which has some high edge wear and on the cylinder which has some sections of wear. The frame has crisp engraving with traces of the blue finish. The exposed surfaces overall have a mottled gray patina. Traces of the original case colors are present on the loading arm. The action is excellent and the serial numbers are sharp. The grips are very fine with some slight wear on the lower edges and otherwise only light scratches. The case is very fine with some minor scratches and marks and light staining on the interior. These revolvers are rarely seen and would make a great addition to a collection!

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Exceptional U.S. Contract Civil War Starr Arms Co. Model 1863 Single Action Revolver

Lot 3034: Exceptional U.S. Contract Civil War Starr Arms Co. Model 1863 Single Action Revolver

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Description: Exceptional U.S. Contract Civil War Starr Arms Co. Model 1863 Single Action Revolver Model 1863 S.A. revolver manufactured by the Starr Arms Co. of New York, New York, as part of a 25,000 gun contract with the Ordnance Department in 1863. The revolver has a high polish blue finish on the round barrel and six-shot cylinder and a military blue finish on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The loading lever and hammer are color casehardened. The one-piece grip is oil finished walnut. "STAR PATENT JAN. 15, 1856" is roll stamped on the right side of the frame and "'STARR ARMS Co. NEW YORK" is roll-stamped on the left side. The serial number "37994" is visible on the front of the frame below the loading lever, inside of the hammer well and the side of the cylinder. All of the visible serial numbers match. Single, block letter "M" and "C" Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on most components. Script, three letter, Ordnance final inspection and sub-inspection marks are stamped near the bottom of both sides of the grip. Although the Starr Single Action revolvers were delivered to the Ordnance Department throughout 1864, the revolvers were issued in only limited numbers during the Civil War. Manufacturer: Starr Arms Company Model: 1858 BBL: 8 Inch Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 37994 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent plus. The revolver retains 97% of the original blue finish and 99% of the casehardened finish. The revolver appears to be in unfired condition and shows only very minor storage wear. All of the Starr markings, serial umbers and Ordnance sub-inspection marks on the various components are crisp. The grip is in excellent plus condition with a few minor storage marks and sharp Ordnance inspection marks. This is an exceptional example of a U.S. contract Starr Model 1863 Single Action Revolver.

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Outstanding Whitney Navy Model Percussion Revolver

Lot 3035: Outstanding Whitney Navy Model Percussion Revolver

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Description: Outstanding Whitney Navy Model Percussion Revolver Navy Model Percussion Revolver manufactured by the Whitney Arms Company of New Haven, Connecticut c. 1865. This revolver has the 5th Type features which include: (1) seven-groove rifling, (2) large brass trigger guard, (3) "Whitneyville" marked shield on cylinder scene, (4) "wedge" type loading lever latch, and (5) six stop cylinder. The revolver frame has the distinctive top strap with sight groove and the barrel has a brass pin front sight. The cylinder is delicately roll-engraved with an eagle, shield and naval vessel. The barrel, frame and cylinder have a military blue finish with niter blue screws. The loading lever and hammer are color casehardened. The two-piece walnut grips are oil finished. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped: "E. WHITNEY/N. HAVEN" in two lines. The serial number "29459" is stamped on the underside of the barrel, top of the loading lever and inside of both grips. All of the visible serial numbers match. The Whitney Arms Company manufactured at least 33,000 Navy Model revolvers from the 1850's thru 1866. The Ordnance Department purchased 11,184 Whitney Navy Model revolvers from various dealers between 1861 and 1863. The U.S. Navy purchased an additional 6,276 Navy Model revolvers directly from the Whitney Arms Company. The U.S. Navy revolvers had Navy markings. Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company Model: Navy BBL: 7 1/2 Inch Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 29459 Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. This revolver is all original, appears to be unfired and is in outstanding condition. The barrel, frame and cylinder retain at least 90% plus of the dull, military blue finish with flaking and handling wear on the back strap and light turn marks on the cylinder. The hammer and loading lever retain 98% of the color casehardened finish. The brass trigger guard has an attractive, untouched patina. The walnut grips are in excellent plus condition; the only wear is a small chip in the toe of the front grip. The delicate cylinder scene is complete. The Whitney legend and serial numbers are sharp. This is an outstanding example of an important Civil War revolver that would be difficult to find in a better condition.

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Desirable Civil War Era British LeMat Two-Barrel Revolver

Lot 3036: Desirable Civil War Era British LeMat Two-Barrel Revolver

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Description: Desirable Civil War Era British LeMat Two-Barrel Revolver Scarce early, British-made, LeMat Two-Barrel Revolver manufactured c. 1863. The revolver has the distinctive full-octagon, rifled, .42 caliber barrel and nine shot cylinder that rotates on a central, smooth bore, 63 caliber, buckshot barrel. The hammer has a pivoting nose with central change lever. The loading lever is located on the left side of the barrel. The round trigger guard lacks the spur found on early, Liege, LeMat revolvers. The butt frame has a hole in the boss for a lanyard ring. The two-piece walnut grips are checkered. The top of the barrel lacks the "LEMAT & GIRARDS PATENT" marking found on most British LeMat revolvers. The serial number "179" is stamped on the rifled barrel, shotgun barrel, frame, cylinder, loading arm, plunger and trigger guard. All of the visible serial numbers match. The proof number "18" and small Birmingham proof and inspection marks are stamped on the underside of the buckshot barrel. Birmingham proof and inspection marks are stamped on the left flat of the revolver barrel and above each revolver chamber. The British LeMat revolvers were apparently manufactured at the same time as the Parisian LeMat revolvers. Serial numbers of the few surviving British LeMat percussion revolvers are inconsistent and the production numbers for the British LeMat revolvers are unknown. At least one British made LeMat revolver, serial number "8584", is known to have been carried by an officer of the Confederate raider C.S.S. Alabama in 1863. Designed by Dr. Jean LeMat of New Orleans, some 2900 LeMat percussion revolvers and manufactured in Liege, Paris and Birmingham c.1856-1865. An estimated 1500 LeMat revolvers were purchased by the Confederate government during the Civil War. LeMat revolvers proved popular with senior Confederate officers including the famous cavalryman General J.E.B. Stuart. Manufacturer: Le Mat Model: Percussion BBL: 6 1/2 In Stock: Gauge: 42 Finish: blue Grips: walnut checkered Serial Number: 179 Class: Antique Condition: Good as partially refinished. The revolver has an even, gray-brown, artificial patina. There is scattered light pitting on most components. The serial numbers and British proof and inspection marks are legible. The grips are in good condition with moderate handling wear. The action requires repair and the hammer will not hold at full-cock. This is a good example of a scarce Civil War era British-made LeMat Two-Barrel revolver.

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Scarce Civil War Confederate Kerr's Patent Percussion Revolver

Lot 3037: Scarce Civil War Confederate Kerr's Patent Percussion Revolver

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Description: Scarce Civil War Confederate Kerr's Patent Percussion Revolver This is a scarce Kerr's patent percussion revolver with a Confederate "J.S./anchor" marking. The "J.S./Anchor" stamping on Kerr revolvers is discussed in detail by William A. Albaugh III in "Confederate Handguns". Albaugh documented a number of Confederate Kerr revolvers with this marking and concluded that the "J.S./Anchor" stamp was applied as an export stamp for revolvers purchased by the Confederate government. "Confederate Revolvers" by William A. Gary briefly discusses the mark and that it is believed that the "JS" is for J. Smiles, a stock maker in London. The lockplate is marked "LONDON ARMOURY" and "KERR'S PATENT 3240" is marked on the right side of the frame with the matching serial number also marked on the cylinder. A round "LONDON/ARMOURY" stamp is on the lower left side of the frame, and proof marks are on the upper left barrel flat and cylinder. Fitted with a checkered grip with a steel buttplate with a lanyard ring. Some components on the left side of the frame are absent. Manufacturer: Kerr Model: Percussion BBL: 5 3/4 octagon Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: checkered walnut Serial Number: 3240 Class: Antique Condition: Fair. The revolver has a brown patina overall with some traces of the original finish. There are various marks and dings on the gun overall especially on the cylinder and the top of the barrel. The grips are good with some marks, chips, and dings. Most markings remain clear, including the anchor, but the J.S. is faint. The action requires some repairs.

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Excellent Civil War Remington U.S. Model 1863 Percussion Rifle

Lot 3038: Excellent Civil War Remington U.S. Model 1863 Percussion Rifle

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Description: Excellent Civil War Remington U.S. Model 1863 Percussion Rifle U.S. Model 1863 Percussion Rifle ('Zouave Rifle') manufactured by the Remington Arms Company in 1863. The Model 1863 Rifle was a refined version of the U.S. Model 1855 or 'Harpers Ferry' rifle and was the last muzzle-loading percussion rifle purchased by the U.S. Army. The rifle features a heavy, .58 caliber, seven-groove barrel with a lug for a sword bayonet on the right side, triangular steel front sight blade and two-leaf rear sight graduated for 100, 300, and 500 yards. The rifle has a tulip head steel ramrod, color casehardened lock-plate and hammer, with brass furniture and patch box. The stock is oil-finished black walnut. The lock plate is dated "1863" behind the hammer, and roll-stamped with the Federal eagle and shield motif above "U.S." followed by "REMINGTON'S/ILION N.Y." in two lines ahead of the hammer. The top of the barrel is dated "1863" and stamped with "V/P/Eagle Head" proof and inspection marks. The left barrel flat is stamped "STEEL" followed by the Ordnance sub-inspection mark "H.S.L.". "U.S." is stamped on the buttplate heel. Ordnance script sub-inspection and final inspection marks are stamped on the left stock flat. Most of the rifle components are stamped with single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks. The patchbox contains a spare percussion nipple and ball screw. The Model 1863 Percussion Rifle is considered by experts to be one of the best made and best designed military arms of the Civil War era. Total production of the Model 1863 Rifle was 12,501 pieces manufactured between 1862 and 1865. Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc Model: 1863-Rifle BBL: 33 Inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: blue/case-hardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Class: Antique Condition: Excellent. The rifle retains 95% of the original blue and color case-hardened finish and appears to be un-fired. Wear is limited to some edge wear on the barrel at the muzzle from contact with a bayonet socket. There is no flash pitting on the percussion nipple, bolster, hammer or adjacent portions of the barrel. The lockplate and hammer have strong case colors and retain 98% of the original finish. The brass furniture is in excellent condition with an attractive patina. The stock is in excellent condition with lightly oiled, raised grain perfect edges and minimal handling and storage wear. The lock and barrel marking and the Ordnance inspection marks on the stock and other components are sharp. This is an excellent example of a key U.S. muzzle loading rifle.

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Scarce and Desirable Civil War Era Greene Breech-Loading Rifle

Lot 3039: Scarce and Desirable Civil War Era Greene Breech-Loading Rifle

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Description: Scarce and Desirable Civil War Era Greene Breech-Loading Rifle This is an exceptional rare and very unique Greene breech loading "bolt action" rifle as manufactured by the A. H. Waters Company circa 1859/60. This rifle was the very first "bolt action" rifle ever purchased by the U.S. Ordnance Dept. It is really a very interesting percussion rifle in that it used a black powder paper cartridge with this very modern and certainly forward thinking bolt action mechanism, that was developed prior to the Civil War. The U.S. Ordnance Dept. purchased approximately 900 of these rifles with very few being actually used. After the Civil War a large quantity were sold to various state militias by the Boston company of William, Reed and Sons. This rifle actually has "dual locking lugs" that are used on the turn-bolt design. Instead of having a firing pin in the bolt it employed a pusher rod to seat the paper cartridge with a underhammer percussion cap mechanism. The rifle has a 36 inch barrel that uses a oval bore with a very shallow rifling method developed by Charles Lancaster, a London gunmaker. This shallow rifling was probably the most effective for black powder shooting as it would spin the bullet/ball sufficiently to provide good accuracy, but not so deep that it caused a lot of powder fouling. Certainly a rifle that was way ahead of its time, and probably the reason why the Ordnance Dept didn't use many of them. The only markings on the rifle are on top of the upper tang which reads "GREENE PATENT/NOV. 17 1857". There are no U.S. inspectors proofs or marks so its assumed this may be one the rifles sold to a State militia. It has the all blue parts with a color casehardened hammer/ring mechanism. The rifle has a full length walnut stock with three barrel bands and the original steel cleaning rod. Manufacturer: Greene Model: Underhammer BBL: 36 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 53 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Class: Antique Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 70% plus of the original blue finish, with the balance thinning to a brown patina. The trigger guard, rear portion of the bolt action and two of the barrel bands retain the original dark, high polish blue. The stock is fine with scattered pressure marks and dings overall. Mechanically excellent.

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Sharps Model 1852 'Slanting Breech' Carbine

Lot 3040: Sharps Model 1852 'Slanting Breech' Carbine

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Description: Sharps Model 1852 'Slanting Breech' Carbine Sharps breech-loading carbine manufactured by Robins & Lawrence of Windsor, Vermont, c. 1853-1855. Robins & Lawrence manufactured approximately 5000 Sharps Model 1852 Carbines. The carbine has the distinctive slant breech with Sharps patent pellet primer mounted in the lockplate, retaining spring on the right rear section of the forearm, round barrel with 'squirrel-ear' rear sight, sling bar and ring mounted on the left side of the receiver and barrel band. The carbine has a brass barrel band, patchbox and buttplate. The lockplate is roll-stamped: "C.SHARPS/PATENT/1852" in three lines. The serial number "3830" is hand stamped on the upper tang. There are no visible barrel markings. Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company Model: 1852-Carbine BBL: 21 1/2 Inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 percussion Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 3830 Class: Antique Condition: Fair. The carbine shows moderate-heavy wear and has been re-blued on the receiver. The barrel has a smooth brown patina. The right side of the delicate rear sight is broken. The lock has a dark patina. The Sharps patent markings are faint and the serial number appears to have been re-stamped. There is flash pitting on the lock plate, receiver, breech block and inside of the hammer and pellet primer. The brass furniture has been polished and has minor handling marks. The stock and forearm have been lightly sanded and re-finished. This is a good example of a scarce and important Sharps Model 1852 Carbine.

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Scarce U.S. Civil War Ball & Williams Ballard Carbine

Lot 3041: Scarce U.S. Civil War Ball & Williams Ballard Carbine

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Description: Scarce U.S. Civil War Ball & Williams Ballard Carbine Approximately 15,600 of these carbines were manufactured with a majority used to fill Civil War military orders. This particular carbine has a faint military inspection cartouche on the left side of the stock wrist. The left side of the frame is marked "MERWIN & BRAY/AGT'S. N.Y." above the serial number and the right side is marked "BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV 5 1861". Pinched blade front sight, two leaf rear sight and a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with carbine buttplate. Manufacturer: Ball & Williams Model: Ballard BBL: 22 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 381 Class: Antique Condition: Very good as partially refinished. Cold blue has been applied to the barrel and the remaining metal surfaces have a bright gray appearance. There is some minor pitting. The refinished wood is also very good with a long hairline crack on the buttstock and some minor handling marks. The cartouche is lightly visible. Mechanically fine.

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Rare Martially Marked Remington Type II Split Breech Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3042: Rare Martially Marked Remington Type II Split Breech Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Rare Martially Marked Remington Type II Split Breech Saddle Ring Carbine This is a fine example of a martially marked U.S. Remington Split Breech Type II Carbine. The barrel is equipped with pinched blade front and folding leaf rear sights. Most of the components have single letter inspector markings. The casehardened frame has an unidentified swirl pattern mark at the breech and a saddle ring and bar mounted on the left side with the upper tang stamped "REMINGTON'S ILION, N.Y./PAT. DEC. 23, 1863 MAY 3 & NOV 16, 1864". The barrel, single barrel band, sling swivels, split breechblock, and hammer are blue. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock fitted with a casehardened buttplate and sling swivels on the barrel band and buttstock. The left side of the stock wrist is stamped with clear "DAP" and "JT" script cartouches and additional unclear marks on the right side of the butt. Remington bought most of the 15,000 carbines produced back from the government and then re-sold them to the French for use in the Franco-Prussian War. Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons Model: Split Breech BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 rimfire Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The carbine retains 60% of the original finish with the finish thinning on the barrel and a gray/brown patina on the exposed areas. The block and hammer have some finish wear from use. The dark case colors are still visible on the frame and buttplate. There is some light oxidation, scratches, and marks throughout. The wood is very good with many dents and marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Indian War Era Spencer Model 1865 Repeating Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3043: Indian War Era Spencer Model 1865 Repeating Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Indian War Era Spencer Model 1865 Repeating Saddle Ring Carbine This is an example of a Model 1865 Spencer Carbine with the Stabler cut-off. The top of the receiver is marked "SPENCER REPEATING-/RIFLE CO. BOSTON MASS/PAT'D MARCH 6 1860". "M.1865" is marked on the top of the barrel at the breech and a "W" Ordnance sub-inspection mark is stamped on the left barrel flat. There are additional single letter sub-inspection marks on the hammer, frame, block, and lever. The receiver is equipped with the cavalry sling bar and ring on the left side and has the characteristic Model 1865 sling swivel on the buttstock. The folding leaf sight is graduated to 900 yards and has a center sighting notch with a fixed blade front sight. The carbine has a blue barrel with casehardened remaining parts and is mounted with an oil-finished walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a illegible boxed script cartouche stamped behind the sling bar. The Model 1865 Spencer Carbine was issued in limited numbers in the final months of the Civil War and was the primary carbine used to regular U.S. Cavalry regiments (including the 7th Cavalry) in the west prior to the Model 1873 Carbine. Includes the seven round magazine tube that feeds in through the buttstock. Manufacturer: Spencer Model: 1865 BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 RF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 5538 Class: Antique Condition: Very good plus. The rifle retains some traces of the original blue and case color finishes with a mottled gray patina with some oxidation on the frame and barrel band and a smooth brown patina on the remaining parts and various minor dings, marks, and scratches. The interior of the receiver has bright oxidation. The reoiled stock and forearm are very good with minor dings and scratches. The action is fine.

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Second Model Civil War Merrill Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 3044: Second Model Civil War Merrill Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Second Model Civil War Merrill Saddle Ring Carbine This is an example of a Second Model Merrill Civil War carbine. The late style lock plate features the Second Model markings: "J.H.MERRILL BALTO/PAT JULY 1858,/APL.9. MAY 21-28-61" under the bolster, eagle/shield marked in front of the hammer and "1863" marked behind the hammer. The breech latch is marked with the Merrill name and patent date, along with the serial number. There are "L" sub-inspection marks and "T.K.L." marked under the breech lever. It has a brass barrel band, trigger guard and buttplate which is marked "US" on the heel. Mounted on a straight grip stock with a saddle ring bar and ring mounted on the left side flat and featuring a blade front sight and rear sight with two folding leaves marked "3" and "5". There is a "RKW" cartouche just above the saddle ring bar and "DD" carved into the right side of the stock. "DD" is also scratched into the trigger guard tang. Manufacturer: Merrill Model: Second BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: 15862 Class: Antique Condition: Very good. The carbine remains bright with some small areas of oxidation and some scratches and marks. The brass has an attractive aged patina. The stock is also very good with legible cartouche, various dings, dents, scratches, and marks. Mechanically fine.

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Decorated Spencer New Model Repeating Military Pattern Rifle

Lot 3045: Decorated Spencer New Model Repeating Military Pattern Rifle

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Description: Decorated Spencer New Model Repeating Military Pattern Rifle The New Model Spencer Military Pattern Rifle was introduced to production at Serial Number 101000, making this one of the first hundred produced. Bayonet lug front sight and folding ladder rear sight, with the "N.M." marking at the chamber and the three-line Spencer address on top of the frame. Smooth straight grip stock, with three barrel bands on the forearm, "C.S.A./1861" painted on the left side of the stock next to a Confederate flag, "TEXAS" on the right next to a Lone Star flag and steer head, and an "M" marked buttplate. Manufacturer: Spencer Model: 1867 BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 rimfire Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 101091 Class: Antique Condition: Very fine, showing an even mix of 50% blue and a brown patina on the barrel, with light handling marks and spotting. Frame is good, with silvering along the edges and some strong color. Stock is fine, with an overcoat of varnish with the attractive decoration, showing scattered storage marks and scratches overall. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Remington

Lot 3046: Fine Remington "Zouave" Model 1863 Percussion Contract Rifle

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Description: Fine Remington "Zouave" Model 1863 Percussion Contract Rifle This fine example of a Remington Model 1863 has the appropriate eaglehead followed by "U.S./V.P." on the upper barrel at the breech with "B.H. STEEL/F H" on the left barrel flat. The tang is dated 1863 as is the back of the lock plate which is also marked with "American eagle/REMINGTON/ILION N.Y." in front of the hammer and "U.S." at the front. Features include: appropriate blade front and folding leaf rear sights, right side bayonet lug and trumpet head ramrod. It is mounted on a straight wrist walnut stock with brass patchbox and buttplate, and two clear cartouches on the left side above the trigger. Sling swivels are mounted on the bottom of the front barrel band and the front of the trigger guard. A spare nipple is in place inside the patchbox. Manufacturer: Remington Model: 1863 BBL: 33 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Class: Antique Condition: Fine. The barrel retains 95% of the original blue with some fading to pewter on the midsection and around the tang and breech with some light oxidation. The lockplate shows some nice mottled remnants of the casehardening and is primarily a dark gray patina with some light oxidation. The brass furniture has an aged patina. The stock is very fine with crisp edges and clear cartouches with some overall light handling/storage marks. Mechanically excellent.

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U.S. Trenton Contract Model 1861 Rifle-Musket with Bayonet and Scabbard

Lot 3047: U.S. Trenton Contract Model 1861 Rifle-Musket with Bayonet and Scabbard

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Description: U.S. Trenton Contract Model 1861 Rifle-Musket with Bayonet and Scabbard Contracted by J.T. Hodge and A.M. Burton of the Trenton Locomotive and Machine Co. in Trenton New Jersey. These muskets were manufactured between 1863 and 1864 with a total production of approximately 11,495. Fixed front sight with a two leaf folding rear sight. The barrel is secured by three barrel bands each with the "U" marking. The barrel is marked at the breech "1863" on the top flat and "V/P/Eagle head" with "N.J" on the left barrel flat. Lock marked with the eagle motif and "U.S./TRENTON" to the right of the hammer and dated "1864" to the rear. Finished with a smooth oiled walnut stock with "Co. C" marked on the right side of the butt, a "N.J" cartouche on the left flat, and a steel buttplate marked "US" on the top. Includes a trumpet head ramrod and a "US" marked bayonet with 18 inch blade and a black leather scabbard with brass tip. Manufacturer: Trenton Model: 1861 BBL: 40 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Class: Antique Condition: Very good as cleaned and re-oiled. The metal surfaces are mostly bright with some minor marks, scratches, and some small amounts of light spotting. The buttplate is a little more worn with some marks and a more gray patina. The lock plate also has a slightly gray patina with some golden patina around the hammer. The re-oiled wood is very good with various minor dings, dents, and scratches. Mechanically fine with clear markings. The scabbard is in very good condition with an aged patina on the tip which has some dings and dents and scarcely aged leather.

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U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officers Sword, Inscribed to a Lieutenant of the Rhode Island Volunteers, with Research

Lot 3048: U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officers Sword, Inscribed to a Lieutenant of the Rhode Island Volunteers, with Research

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Description: U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officers Sword, Inscribed to a Lieutenant of the Rhode Island Volunteers, with Research Measuring 36 inches overall, with a 30 1/4 inch double fuller blade, showing etched patriotic and scroll designs on both sides, "J.H" on the right ricasso and "1862" on the left. Gilt brass hilt, with cut-through floral designs on the guard, a wire wrapped grip, and the inscription "Edwd. F. Curtis/R.I.V." on the underside of the guard. With an iron scabbard, outfitted with a floral engraved throat, leaf engraved suspension bands and a floral tip. Included with the sword is a large grouping of research on Edward Curtis, which indicate that he entered service with the 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry in April 1861 as a Private on a 3-month enlistment, during which he lost a finger at the Battle of Bull Run. Curtis re-entered service in 1862, this time as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 3rd Rhode Island Artillery, leaving again in 1864 as a First Lieutenant. Post-Civil War pension applications indicate that he was alive into the 1880's. Manufacturer: None Model: None BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Class: Other Condition: Good. The blade shows a mixed gray patina overall, with some patches of mild pitting and scattered dings. The hilt is good, with traces of the original gilt finish, showing a well aged brass on the remainder, with some opening of the grip seam and mild handling marks on the hilt. The scabbard is good, with a deep brown color on the body, well aged brass fittings, and scattered dings.

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Sheble & Fisher Philadelphia Production 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sword with Dual-Clad Copper/Nickel Blade and Sheath

Lot 3049: Sheble & Fisher Philadelphia Production 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sword with Dual-Clad Copper/Nickel Blade and Sheath

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Description: Sheble & Fisher Philadelphia Production 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sword with Dual-Clad Copper/Nickel Blade and Sheath Produced in line with the regulation pattern for the U.S. 1840 Heavy Cavalry Sword, aka The Wristbreaker, this sword is free of military inspector marks, suggesting a private purchase weapon. The finish of the blade, traditionally left in-the-white on Army weapons, is a dual layer plating, with a layer of copper applied directly to the naked steel, and a layer of nickel over the copper; this finish would provide superior corrosion resistance, and was sometimes seen as a special order feature on weapons privately purchased by naval officers and commercial sailors. Measuring 41 inches overall, the 35 1/2 inch curved double-fuller blade is marked with the two-line Philadelphia address on the left ricasso. Silver finished 2-branch brass guard, with a helmet style pommel and a wire and leather wrapped grip. With a nickel finished scabbard, marked "3" on the drag. Manufacturer: None Model: None BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Class: Other Condition: Very good. The blade shows 95% of the nickel plated finish, with brown steel visible at the tip and exposed copper at the ricasso and in a few spots and streaks. Traces of the original silver remain on the hilt, with the knuckle guard and branches dented slightly to the left, and the grip retains a few turns of the otherwise absent wire, with a few chips and dings. Scabbard is good, with some spotting, dents and flaking.

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