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Auction No. 92 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

by Amoskeag Auction Co


951 lots | 936 with images

November 17, 2012

Live Auction

250 Commercial Street #3011

Manchester, NH, 03101 USA

Phone: +1 603-627-7383

Fax: +1 603-627-7384

Email: jason@amoskeagauction.com

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large unmarked bronze cannon

Lot 351: large unmarked bronze cannon

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Description: About a five pounder, 3 1/2" bore running 39 1/4" deep, rating very good with light ingrained dirt and minor and some moderate oxidation. 47" overall length muzzle-face to cascabel. The rim base is roughly 3 1/4" in diameter with 2 5/8" diameter slightly offset trunnions about 2 7/8" long. The muzzle is flat and un-flared and the chase runs 22" to the larger reinforce at the breech area, running 17" to the breech ring. The cannon is completely unmarked and may well be a post-civil GAR casting but more likely is an "insurance gun" for merchant vessel or perhaps even privateer. The gun is vented at an angle, there is no shallow vent field or counter bore. The finish has toned nicely to an overall burnt umber-tarnished ocher patina. The gun will come with a hardwood Naval-Garrison style carriage with nice wrought-iron hardware (the carriage was not in-house for the photography). [Weight of the tube is approximately 215 pounds; extra shipping will apply] (35344-1) {ANTIQUE}

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nice unmarked bronze rail cannon

Lot 352: nice unmarked bronze rail cannon

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Description: About a half pounder, 1 1/2" bore, 17 7/8" deep which rates good to very good with minor and some moderate oxidation. The barrel is 23" overall length from face of the flared muzzle to the cascabel. The chase runs about 8" to the pivot stem reinforce midway down the barrel, running 7" from its rear edge to the breech ring reinforce with one astragal midway down its length. The gun is vented and was drilled and tapped during the period of use for a lanyard-activated lock-the lock is no longer present. The barrel pivots vertically on a single heavy lobe on a heavy brass bolt through a dual-lobed, heavy swiveling base. The base is channel-shaped and has six counter-bored holes, likely for attaching some sort of monkey-tail tiller; and a 1 1/2" diameter stem 5 1/4" long on which the whole assembly pivots. The gun is now a rich goldenrod patina with rich deeper brown toning in the protected areas. The gun sits atop a turned wood pedestal style mount on a heavy walnut or mahogany base. Really an extremely attractive antique swivel gun that certainly would be the centerpiece of any gentleman's gun room or nautical display. Quality-made through-and-through. (See Henry Nock cannon lock in the silent auction) [Weight is about 72 pounds; extra shipping will apply] (35415-1) {ANTIQUE}

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very nice pair of antique iron carronades

Lot 353: very nice pair of antique iron carronades

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Description: About three-quarter pounder, 1 5/8" bores running 22 3/4"-23" deep with moderately oxidized bores and an area or two of heavy oxidation. The muzzles are slightly counter bored and are 28" overall length, muzzle face to cascabel. The center-mounted trunnions are 1 1/2" in diameter and about 1 1/2" long with a 2 1/2" rim base. There is a widely flared astragal about 2 3/4" back from the muzzle with dual fillets at the trunnion reinforce, the field running 7 3/4" back to a beveled ogee and breech ring. The raised vent field is square, flat, non-recessed and is about 2 7/8" long by 7/8" wide. The guns are an overall lightly and moderately pitted deep brown, near black patina. A very nice pair of antique muzzle loading guns overall, likely swivel or rail guns. Very similar examples have been encountered on early riverboats which used the Mississippi River and on smaller boats, both military and civilian, used on the larger inland waterways in the 18th century. This really nice little pair of cannons that would look wonderful in any gun room especially on nicely made garrison-naval carriages. [Weight is 70 and 72 pounds each; extra shipping will apply] (35417-1) {ANTIQUE}

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unmarked antique cast-iron cannon and ammunition limber

Lot 354: unmarked antique cast-iron cannon and ammunition limber

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Description: This is a somewhat diminutive cannon of the style often found being utilized by local militias and military schools in the era of the Spanish-American war right up to prior to the American Civil War (indeed some local militias used these diminutive cannons in the very early days of the American Civil War, there are numerous pictures in the six volume set The Image of War 1861-1865 showing local militia companies with these diminutive cannons, including a Maryland company guarding a bridge crossing). The bore measures 1 7/8" and is about 22" deep rating overall about good with some moderate oxidation, the last half of the bore nearer the breech not specifically concentric. The exterior of the tube measures 26 1/2" muzzleface to cascabel. The tube has a slightly flared muzzle with a simple reinforce at the trunnions and a minor breech ring. The trunnions are about 1" in diameter and 2 3/8" long. The exterior shows overall light, and some areas of moderate, pitting and is primarily a deep brown patina with the remnants of a light gray-green paint. The gun is mounted on an iron-reinforced split trail carriage with slightly curving, very nearly S-shaped cheeks. The 20 3/4" 8-spoke wheels are mounted to an iron axle with a wooden riser which supports the cheeks and there is a replacement wooden transom at the tail, maximum width is 28 1/2", outer hub to outer hub. This example on this particular carriage was likely the property of a military school and designed for salute purposes only as the capsquares are made of wood and secured by square-head lag screws (clearly on a piece made to project solid or loose shot the capsquares would be made of iron as wooden capsquares would shatter on the first shot). There is an iron tongue "lunette" affixed at the tail transom which latches onto the rear pintle of the limber. The carriage and wheels show an identical gray-green milk paint as the traces seen on the tube. The iron tires are somewhat loose on the wheels as the felloes have shrunken with the years, the spokes being somewhat loose in the hubs and the joints of the felloes showing gaps. The trunnions are bushed within the cheeks and the barrel is slightly loosely mounted as well, the left cheek showing some heavy deterioration, indeed actual loss, in the area of the left trunnion about 3" by about 5". The area of the rear transom as well has deteriorated quite a bit, likely due to this area resting on the ground and being exposed to moisture over the years, as mentioned the transom is an antique replacement which is slightly newer than the balance of the trace. The entire gun has an overall length of about 50". The limber rates about very good overall. The ammunition box measures 19" long by 9 3/4" wide and is about 7" deep. The wheels are showing the same issues as on the cannon carriage and one of the felloes has a 4" long replacement, that axle spoke being loose. The limber shows the same gray-green milk paint as the carriage and has iron reinforcing hardware. The hinged lid operates well and the wood is sturdier than found on the cannon carriage. The limber from tip of poll to rear of wheels is about 61" overall length. The overall length when cannon and limber are coupled together is about 8 feet 9 inches. Overall this is an extremely rare piece of Mexican-American war-era military school hardware and deserves a proper and professional restoration. Due to the size, weight and fragility of this item, shipping is not recommended. It is highly likely delivery could be arranged at one of the many gun shows we attend across the country. (34959-46) {ANTIQUE}

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antique cast brass or copper thunder mug

Lot 355: antique cast brass or copper thunder mug

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Description: This is an antique thunder mug salute cannon with an about 2 1/4" bore 4 1/4" deep. The cannon is roughly 5" tall with an outside diameter of about 3" flaring widely at the base to about 5 3/4". The bore is about very good showing some minor and moderate oxidation. The exterior is somewhat roughly cast and shows two cast-in-relief ribs as well as the original mould seams. There is the very beginning of a 3/4" crack at the muzzle and a light handle, doubtless attached at the time of the casting. Lightly engraved on each side of the handle are "R" and "C" while the opposite side features a punch-dot cross. There is a touchole one quarter the way around the circumference from the handle and another directly opposite the handle which has been plugged with iron during the period of use. Appearing to be of copper or brass the mug is a tarnished copper patina with black toning in spots. There is included with the piece, a nice hardwood presentation case constructed by the consignor. Highly likely Spanish in origin, likely locally cast by missionaries or perhaps their "converts"; this particular example as well as the following two examples were purchased in Quito Ecuador by the consignor in the 1960s. (35528-50) {ANTIQUE}

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pair of antique cast brass or copper thunder mugs

Lot 356: pair of antique cast brass or copper thunder mugs

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Description: These are two diminutive antique salute thunder mugs. First, a 1 1/8" bore about 2 1/4" deep which is mostly smooth showing only very minor oxidation. The exterior is rather roughly cast showing numerous dings and pockmarks with a raised central medial and prominent casting seams. The slightly flared muzzle measures about 2 1/8" while the flared base is roughly 2 1/2". This example appears to have had two toucholes, one is plugged, clearly with an iron plug, the other about 3/16" in diameter. Slightly lop-sided, it would seem clear that this example was locally-cast in the area the consignor obtained it and certainly shows evidence of having been used. Second, a 7/8" bore about 2 1/4 deep which is mostly smooth showing some oxidation. The exterior is rather roughly cast with three raised medial rings and a raised lip around the "muzzle" additionally there is a raised field about 3/4" by 7/8" which likely had a monogram or other letter cast-in-relief on it, it is lost to the years. Opposite this there is a diminutive handle affixed to the body, doubtless done at the time of the casting. There is a touchole to the right of this handle and another to the left which has been filled with lead and iron. Externally the piece measures about 1 5/8 at the muzzle and about 2 1/8" at the base. Also locally cast, there is a small check in the casting and an imperfection at the muzzle of the piece. As with the previous lot, these two were purchased in Quito Ecuador in the 1960s. Included is a small storage/presentation case with French-fitted interior, fitted by the consignor. (35528-37) {ANTIQUE}

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antique cast iron salute cannon

Lot 357: antique cast iron salute cannon

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Description: This is an antique cast iron vertical salute cannon, similarly constructed to the familiar "thunder mugs" of ancient times. The bore is about 3/4" and 5 1/2" deep, it is lightly and moderately oxidized. The piece stands about 7" vertically and is octagonal tapering from about 2 1/8" across the top flats to 2 1/2" across the bottom flats with a 3 1/8" ± base. The cannon is overall roughcast with minor and moderate pitting and is a pleasing stabilized deep brown overall. There is a touchole about 1 1/4" up from the base with a slightly flared-out lip to hold a charge of powder. "Serial numbered" on the rim of the base with three hash marks. There is a small impact mark to one of the edges of the slightly rounded muzzle, it was done during the period of use. A very nice example overall of an antique salute cannon from the 17th-18th century. Included is a certificate from an antique dealer in Toronto dating the piece from the period 1650-1750. (35528-36) {ANTIQUE}

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find CC Galbraith & Sons line throwing

Lot 358: find CC Galbraith & Sons line throwing "Lyle" Cannon

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Description: serial #670, 2 1/2" bore about 28" in length with a very good bore which shows only some very light oxidation. The tube is 34 1/4" overall length, muzzle face to elevation ring. The sledge-carriage is about 28 3/4" long by 10 3/8" wide, its stretcher bolts and nuts are quality-made modern replacements. The current height as-shown is 25" to the top of the muzzle, overall length is about 43". The elevation pin is currently un-turned brass rod 1" in diameter, the elevation link is not present but certainly should be easy to fabricate; the capsquare bolts are lightly oxidized hex-head replacements. The muzzle face is nicely marked "CC Galbraith & Son Inc. N.Y. USI GSM 670". The sledge is marked "CC Galbraith & Son Inc./New York N.Y./USA"; the top edge of the left cheek is marked "670 USI GSM" . The gun is an overall very pleasing tarnished ocher patina with the carriage showing remnants of white metal polish residue. Overall this is a very fine Galbraith & Sons line throwing gun in a very nice state of condition and is sure to be the focal point of any arms or maritime display. [Weight is approximately 207 pounds; extra shipping will apply] (35252-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Modern unmarked cast-iron Coehorn mortar

Lot 359: Modern unmarked cast-iron Coehorn mortar

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Description: 9-pounder, 4 1/4" barrel with a steel liner and a very good bore which shows some light oxidation and light pitting. The bore is approximately 9 3/8" in length with a 2 1/2" deep powder reservoir about 1 1/2" in diameter. Metal surfaces are an overall lightly oxidized darker gray-brown patina with flaking black paint over perhaps 80% of the surface. The vent field is marked "USA/1812 AG" and the gun is vented and shows evidence of having been fired, the muzzle face is marked with the number "8" (A 4" bore should be a 9-pounder). The barrel sits in a nice quality oak bed with flat iron capsquares retained by large iron bolts. There are two iron under-straps and four square iron handles. The block proper measures 30" long by 16" wide by 9 1/2" tall. The tube itself is 8 3/4" overall outside diameter and is about 17" long. Included with the mortar is a turned oak muzzle plug which shows some flaking varnish. Weight is approximately 275 pounds. Overall a neat Coehorn mortar which appears to be very well-made and likely would lob a projectile fairly well. [Please note due to weight and size extra shipping will apply] (34725-1) {ANTIQUE}

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modern cast-iron British pack howitzer from LaPan Foundry

Lot 360: modern cast-iron British pack howitzer from LaPan Foundry

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Description: serial #30, 2 7/8" bore about 14 1/2" deep. This is a nicely cast replica of the British pack howitzer of the early 1700s. The overall length of the tube is about 21 1/2" from the muzzle face to the lobed cascabel. The piece has a wide muzzle rim, two astragals on the chase and the trunnion reinforce shows the royal cipher of King George "(Crown)/GR". The chase continues to the breech reinforce, the vent field being raised in a slightly scallop-shell design; the gun is not vented. The trunnion's are about 2 1/8" in diameter and are about 2 1/2" long, the left trunnion is marked "No.30" while the right trunnion features the intertwined "LP" of LaPan foundry, the underside of the trunnion reinforce is engraved "77", doubtless the year of the casting. The guns are un-vented so the purchaser can decide whether to use them merely as a salute cannon without lining the bore, or install a modern high-strength steel liner if one wishes to fire projectiles in the guns. Externally the casting is finished and is painted black. The lobe on the cascabel is un-drilled awaiting whatever adaptation of elevation device the carriage-builder decides to use. [weight is approximately 115 pounds; extra shipping will apply] (35529-16A) {ANTIQUE} [Bruce W. Putney Collection]

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antique unmarked cast-iron plank cannon

Lot 361: antique unmarked cast-iron plank cannon

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Description: 1" bore about 7 1/8" deep with a moderately oxidized bore. Overall length is about 9 1/2" from the flat muzzle face to the tiny protrusion at the rear, not really large enough to be considered a cascabel. The breech face is about 2 1/2" in diameter tapering to about 3" in diameter at the rear-most section of gun. The metal surfaces are overall lightly and moderately pitted and are a stabilized deep oxidized brown patina. The gun is completely unmarked and is vented. Normally attached to a heavy wooden plank by blacksmith-made iron straps, these plank cannons were very portable and could be used on the walls of hastily made earth and log fortifications or even from the rail of ships. They are very rare nowadays and seldom encountered. This example is about very good overall and likely dates from the early-mid part of the 18th century. (35528-49) {ANTIQUE}

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nice antique bronze salute swivel gun

Lot 362: nice antique bronze salute swivel gun

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Description: This extremely well-made bronze or brass gun is attached to a heavy bronze or brass yoke with a heavy stem. The bore is about 7/8" and is 13" deep and rates very good plus showing only light oxidation. The barrel features a slightly flared muzzle with turned muzzle fillet; the overall length muzzle face to cascabel is 15". The trunnions are about 15/16" in diameter and roughly 3/4" long; the maximum width trunnion-to-trunnion is 4". The yoke itself is about 3 5/8" deep with a 4 1/2" by 1 1/16" diameter stem. The gun is vented and shows evidence of having been fired, the metal surfaces showing overall a lightly oxidized green-black enamel showing quite a bit of loss along the top edge of the gun which has a very nice deep ocher patina beneath. The only marking on the gun is a nicely engraved letter "V" on the underside just ahead of the trunnions. Really a super, quality-made salute gun for the rail of your sloop, gunboat or back deck. (35473-17) {ANTIQUE}

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Strong Firearms Company antique brass and iron salute cannon

Lot 363: Strong Firearms Company antique brass and iron salute cannon

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Description: 12 ga. blank,10" barrel, muzzle face to cascabel with a very good plus bore which shows only light oxidation. This is a nice Strong Firearms Company salute cannon on a cast iron split-trace field-style carriage. The barrel is primarily a deep ocher and light green oxidized patina which has a wonderful antique look, showing a few very minor handling marks from the years. The cast iron split trail carriage cheeks are primarily an oxidized brown with some generous traces of flaking original black paint within the recesses of the cheeks. The 6" eight-spoked cast-iron wheels retain generous amounts of original lightly flaking red paint. These blank-firing salute cannons have a sliding and pivoting rear breech with a breech locking pin actuated by a lever on the right side of the gun. There is an iron firing pin within the breech plug which is actuated when it is hit by an iron triphammer attached to the guns elevating mechanism. Currently in need of some minor professional restoration, the shell extractor on the left side of the breech plug has its tip broken off, the breech locking pin is not present nor is its lever and the iron L-shaped pin upon which the breech slides rearward and then pivots is broken, a portion remaining within the breech plug and the bulk of the pin remaining in the lower portion of the barrel. Additionally the lanyard loop on the bottom of the triphammer has broken off at some point during the years. Truly the task sounds more daunting than it is and these would be easy fixes for any talented machinist. Likely one of the examples marked on the face of the cascabel, the manufacturers markings have been lost to the ages as their numerous tiny dings in this area, doubtless from being fired over the years, these are however Strong-manufactured cannons and identical examples can be found easily. Overall a very nice Strong-manufacturing salute cannon that looks wonderful as-is for desktop or gun room display. (35019-1) {NON-GUN}

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Steyr Zephyr Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 364: Steyr Zephyr Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #2271, 22 LR, 20" barrel with bright excellent bore. This very nice classic Mannlicher style rifle retains about 98% original polished blue on the metal surfaces with some handling wear around the bolt handle. The figured checkered full-length pistolgrip stock rates excellent with just some fine light scratches and crisp checkering. The stock features a blued steel muzzlecap and hard rubber grip cap and buttplate and has a petite beaded cheekpiece for a right hand shooter. The rifle is equipped with a ramped brass bladed front sight and a double leaf folding rear sight and has double set triggers. Included is a single magazine. A wonderful and well made rimfire in very nice condition. (115450-20)

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Parker Grade 2 Double hammer Shotgun

Lot 365: Parker Grade 2 Double hammer Shotgun

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Description: serial #37216, 10 ga., 32" damascus barrels choked about modified in each and having bright very good bores showing only some very light pitting in the right barrel just ahead of the chamber. The barrels retain 50% brown having some areas of silvering which show a light cleaning but with good pattern remaining. The locks are engraved with simple wedges of foliate scroll with a single bird on the left side, a pair of flying birds on the right, and a single bird on the bottom and exhibit 90% original case color while the frame has about 30 to 40% color turning a silvery brown. The right hammer is turning a pewter patina and the left hammer still has 50% color and the triggerguard retains 40% blue. The pistolgrip stock and splinter forearm rate good to very good having scattered scratches and dings over a thinning original varnish with good three point checkering showing some soiling and flattening of the diamonds but remaining quite functional. The gun features double triggers and has a plain hard rubber grip cap and a very good "dog's head' buttplate attached with engraved screws. This is a great example of an early Parker which shows most of the final cosmetic features found on all subsequent Parkers and one that should enhance any collection. (115560-6){ANTIQUE}

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Colt Sheriffs model Single action army second generation revolver

Lot 366: Colt Sheriffs model Single action army second generation revolver

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Description: serial #0429SM, 45 LC, 3" barrel with an as-new un-fired bore. This is one of only 503 revolvers manufactured for Centennial Arms Corp. in 1961 with all matching numbers. The metal surfaces on this revolver are overall as-new as when they left the factory retaining all of their original blue, vivid crisp case colors and brilliant hammer sides. The smooth, numbered walnut grips are un-molested and rate as-new as well. The accompanying factory letter confirms configuration showing a shipping date of February 1, 1961 and although the stocks are not mentioned they are numbered to the gun on the interior of each panel. The gun comes with an original numbered two piece wood grain cardboard box with cleaning brush and papers. The box shows light scuffing along the sides but the corners and seams remain intact and untouched. The gun is unturned and unfired since the day it left Hartford. (55506-28) {C&R}

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Colt 125th Anniversary Commemorative Single Action Revolver

Lot 367: Colt 125th Anniversary Commemorative Single Action Revolver

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Description: serial #3995AM, 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with a bright, excellent bore. The barrel, ejector rod housing, cylinder and frame retain 99% original blue finish. The ejector rod head, cylinder pin, hammer, trigger and grip frame retain an equal lightly mellowed gold plate. The factory walnut grips with gold medallions rate excellent. The revolver rests in a mahogany finished wood presentation case with branded serpentine logo in lid and a red velvet interior with commemorative medallion and manual. The enclosed factory letter confirms configuration and lists a shipping date of 1961. A fine limited edition commemorative Colt revolver. (55506-58) {C&R}

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Colt 1964 Col. Sam Colt Sesquicentennial Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 368: Colt 1964 Col. Sam Colt Sesquicentennial Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: serial #3350SC, 45 LC, 7 1/2" barrel with a fine bright bore. The barrel, ejector rod housing, frame, hammer spine and trigger retain 99% blue finish with a few scattered light blemishes barely visible. The ejector rod head, cylinder pin, cylinder and grip frame retain equal bright silver plate. The hammer sides are finished bright. The left side of barrel is marked "1814-COL. SAML COLT SESQUICENTENNIAL MODEL-1964." The cylinder is roll engraved, "COL SAMl COLT/1814-1964" with Rampant Colt, the Colt dome and Patterson revolver. The smooth select rosewood grips with inlaid rampant Colt medallions rate excellent. The revolver is housed in a select walnut presentation case with French-fitted burgundy velvet interior containing a bullet block with twelve dummy rounds and medallion with Samuel Colt likeness. The interior lid bears book The Arms Collection of Samuel Colt. The exterior of case shows light wear and handling marks with a small plaque marked "One of 5000 ÒCOLONEL SAML COLT/SESQUICENTENNIAL MODELS/1814-1964". The enclosed factory letter confirms configuration and lists a shipping date of 1966. An excellent to as-new condition commemorative Single Action Army. (55506-57)

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Shiloh Sharps 1874 Montana Roughrider Falling Block Rifle

Lot 369: Shiloh Sharps 1874 Montana Roughrider Falling Block Rifle

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Description: serial #9766, 45 2/10" (45-70), 24" octagon barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel retains 99% plus original matte blue finish while the frame, hammer and lever have been finished in French gray which has some areas of very light gray patina present. The right side of the frame has the initials "RLP" engraved and encircled in gold. The barrel is equipped with a silver blade front sight and full buckhorn rear. Rifle features a semi-fancy walnut forearm and pistolgrip buttstock both which rate excellent. The forearm is equipped with a pewter forend tip and the butt is fitted with a military style steel buttplate. This custom Roughrider rifle left the factory in 1991 and given its appearance has seen very little, if any use since then. The 24" barrel is not a standard option from Shiloh and would have been modified at the customer's request at time of order along with the custom gold initials. This rifle in its current configuration would cost over $2200 to build today. This excellent condition, lightly used example is available now without the almost two year production wait from Shiloh. (45505-28)

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Winchester Model 1873 Third model lever action rifle

Lot 370: Winchester Model 1873 Third model lever action rifle

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Description: serial #198491B, 32 WCF, 24" barrel with a very good plus to near excellent bore showing very light pitting on its length. The barrel of this 1886 manufactured rifle retains about 96-98% original blue finish and the receiver retains about 65-70% blue which is now toning to a brownish gray patina and nicely accented by high edge silvering. Vivid case colors are still evident on lever, hammer and buttplate tang. The loading gate maintains its brilliant fire temper. The checkering on the hammer and the grooved rear grip of the dust cover are still sharp and strong. The smooth crescent buttplate is in a similar state of preservation. The black walnut stock rates excellent as having been lightly cleaned though wood remains well proud of the metal. Rifle comes equipped with an adjustable Rocky Mountain rear sight and silver blade front sight. This is a handsome and, for its age, well maintained third model '73. 25528-109) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1876 third model lever action rifle

Lot 371: Winchester Model 1876 third model lever action rifle

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Description: serial #50860, 40-60, 28" round barrel with a near good plus bore showing some pitting and frosting but good rifling on its length. The barrel and magazine tube of this 1884 manufactured "Centennial Model" is a smooth splotchy brown over gun metal gray and the receiver has now turned a matte gray pewter which is toning to a pleasant brown patina on the late model dust cover and freckling on the side panels. The caliber markings on the barrel are rather worn but more prominent on the brass lifter and the hammer exhibits good cross checkered knurling and traces of case-hardened color as does the lever. The crescent buttplate features the sliding brass trapdoor and is a splotchy, mottled display of gray toning to dark brown. The straight grain walnut stock rates about good plus with a later applied varnish and shows chipping at the receiver at the upper tang and a left side forend gouge rear of the nicely browned steel nosecap. Comes with standard Winchester front sight blade and sliding leaf rear sight. (25556-16) {ANTIQUE}

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Winchester Model 1894 special order lever action rifle

Lot 372: Winchester Model 1894 special order lever action rifle

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Description: --IMPORTANT NOTATION: Has an inlaid compass in the buttstock -- serial #115790, 38-55, 26" half octagon, half round barrel with an excellent bore. This is a handsome Winchester with classic special features. The barrel of this 1898 manufactured rifle retains about 87-90% original blue finish which has faded a bit, exhibiting light traces of brown toning and a scattering of handling marks on the forward round portion; the blue flats of the octagon half are pleasantly accented by high edge silvering. The receiver has a nice glossy appearance which seldom survives on '94s of this age, retaining about 55-60% original blue finish and the forend cap and button of the half magazine are in a similar state of condition. The semi-deluxe stocks are in excellent condition overall. The shotgun style pistolgrip walnut buttstock rates about good plus with some finish loss evident and is adorned with an original Winchester pistolgrip cap, featuring factory checkering which appears on the forend as well. Rifle comes equipped with a factory shotgun buttplate, a Rocky Mountain rear sight and a No. 21 front blade. Cody Museum archival records confirm this as original configuration and further indicate it having been shipped from the Winchester factory June 29, 1901. This is a solid special features Winchester lever gun in a desirable caliber. (25508-8) {C&R}

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Cased pair of European Percussion Pistols

Lot 373: Cased pair of European Percussion Pistols

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Description: .43 caliber, 4 3/8" part round part octagon barrels with turned rings at transition. These pistols feature back action locks which are stamped on the insides of the lockplates "KRIDER". They are clearly not made by Krider but it is likely that they were retailed by Krider. The pistols remain in very good condition with the metal surfaces bearing a gray brown patina with some scattered light surface oxidation. There are no markings on the guns exteriors. The stocks are of walnut with checkered grips and schnabel forend tips. The stocks rate very good with 95% plus original finish remaining with light handling marks and cracks in each stock at the barrel wedges - these are minor and could be easily repaired. The pistols come in a nice period case with a paper label inside lid "John Krider / Gun Maker" which was taken from one of the famous Krider broadsides. The case is lined in beige baize and rates near excellent. Accessories include a small plain brass flask, a bullet mould, ram/cleaning rod, cap tin and key. A neat old set of guns retailed by one of Philadelphia's most famous gun makers and merchants. (15113-2) {ANTIQUE}

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rare Colt cloverleaf short barrel revolver

Lot 374: rare Colt cloverleaf short barrel revolver

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Description: serial #7096, .41 RF, 1 1/2" round barrel with a mostly bright very good plus bore which shows strong rifling but sparsely scattered light oxidation or pitting. The barrel is appropriately marked and is numbered to the frame, it is primarily a plum brown patina with generous traces of original blue around the silver blade sight and at the junction of the frame, it also shows some very light pinprick pitting. The cylinder is primarily a pewter patina with excellent original blue deep in the flutes, the balance toned to a pewter patina with some flaking to brown, also with some very minor handling marks and light dings and some sparsely scattered pinprick pitting. The frame is a warm tarnished ocher patina and is mostly smooth with only a few very minor handling marks. The hammer shows some good blue on its spine and is primarily a dark gray patina as is the trigger and the cylinder stop. The smooth walnut birdshead grips rate very good with much original varnish, flaking only on the sharp edge of the birdshead butt, the right showing perhaps a bit more loss; they are pencil-numbered to the gun. The gun seems to work well mechanically although the lockup is a bit loose. A very nice example overall of these rare short-barreled "hideout" cloverleaf revolvers. (35592-3) {ANTIQUE}

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U.S. model 1911 semi-auto pistol by Colt

Lot 375: U.S. model 1911 semi-auto pistol by Colt

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Description: serial #246069, 45 ACP, 5" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 80% original blue with the straps toning to smooth brown and flaking to brown on the slide, with toning to pewter on some of the sharp edges and the right side of the slide, (the forward edge of which shows some minor oxidation staining and very light pitting). The diamond checkered walnut grips rate very good plus with only some minor handling marks and light flattening of the points. The markings remain crisp and legible and the barrel is a later "Colt 45 Auto Match" marked replacement. The gun comes in a nicely-constructed mahogany presentation case with hinge-top lid which displays a khaki web G.I. pistol belt, it's maker is not readily discernible, along with a khaki web dual magazine pouch by Mills, dated 1918, a brown leather Grayton & Knight 1918-dated holster with thong which rates very good, an empty brass tin of leather dressing and a 1911 combination screwdriver-punch which shows some good fire blue. Included with the gun is an unmarked two-tone seven round magazine. Overall a very nice assemblage in a very attractive and well-made casing (35583-34) {C&R}

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Colt single action Army Bisley model revolver

Lot 376: Colt single action Army Bisley model revolver

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Description: serial #217252, 45 Colt, 5 1/2" barrel with a very good plus bore which shows strong rifling but with minor scattered pitting, one area which may be characterized as moderate. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain about 95% original blue, the wear confined chiefly to the right side of the ejector rod housing which is flaked brown, the left side of the barrel showing one tiny brown flaked spot. The cylinder retains a similar amount of original blue with a light turn ring and some light flaking to brown, one tiny area behind a flute showing some very minor pinprick pitting. The frame retains perhaps 75% original color case-hardening with some muting and the balance blending with a flaky brown and silver case-hardened patina with some quite vivid colors in the protected areas. The trigger shows some fading pale fire temper blue with very good colors on the hammer. The backstrap retains about 70% original blue, the balance flaked to brown while the triggerguard and frontstrap retain perhaps 80%. The checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips rate very good plus and very good with the right side grip showing flat-topped wear to the points, they are unnumbered, the right grip showing a previous owners name "Eddy W. Burc Ky" (SIC). The included factory letter shows shipment to Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett in Chicago Illinois in November of 1901 as part of a two gun shipment. The gun seems to time and lockup well. It should be noted that there is a six-pointed star on the right rear of the triggerguard which normally denotes a factory refinish or at least a replacement of a major part; this gun does not appear to be refinished in any fashion. An excellent big bore, shootable Bisley that still retains very good investment potential. (35506-35) {C&R}

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Colt single action Army Bisley model revolver

Lot 377: Colt single action Army Bisley model revolver

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Description: serial #315081, 38 WCF, 5 1/2" barrel with a very good bore which shows strong evident rifling but with minor pitting nearly its full length. The barrel is primarily a faded deep gray-blue patina with generous traces of original blue in the protected areas and toning to pewter on the high edges. The cylinder retains perhaps 30% original blue, primarily in the flutes, there is a moderate turn ring. The frame retains perhaps 15% original case colors which have muted somewhat, the balance being a smoky mottled gray and silvery case-hardened patina with some sparsely scattered light oxidation staining. The triggerguard and grip strap have faded to a brown and pewter. The trigger retains generous traces of original temper blue as does the case-hardening on the hammer. The checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips rate very good plus (R) and very good with the left grip showing some minor dings and abrasions nearer the butt, they are scratch-numbered to the gun. The gun seems to function well mechanically. The included factory letter shows shipment to Blish, Mize and Silliman Co. in Atchison Kansas in November of 1910 as part of a two gun shipment. (35506-42) {C&R}

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Colt single action Army revolver

Lot 378: Colt single action Army revolver

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Description: serial #244788, 41 Colt, 4 3/4" barrel with about very good bore which shows strong rifling but with minor pitting. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain about 10% original blue the balance toned to a pewter and flaky brown patina. The cylinder retains perhaps 50% original blue with a loss due to leading edge and circumferential rotational wear. The back strap and triggerguard have toned primarily to a pewter and plum patina. The frame is mostly a mottled gray and pewter patina with some silvery case-hardening and generous traces of colors in the protected area beneath the pin catch. The checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips rate very good with a good deal of wear to the points, they are un-numbered. The included factory letter shows shipment to Dunham, Carrigan and Hayden Co. in San Francisco in July of 1903. Mechanically the gun seems to operate well.?(35506-13) {C&R}

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Colt single action Army frontier six shooter revolver

Lot 379: Colt single action Army frontier six shooter revolver

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Description: serial #146376, 44-40 WCF, 7 1/2" barrel with a near good bore which shows evident rifling but with minor and some moderate pitting its full length; "Frontier Six Shooter" is roll marked on the left side of the barrel. The metal surfaces on this blackpowder veteran are a deep pewter gun metal gray with overall very light brown oxidation staining and the frame retaining some silvery case-hardening. The gun has been fitted with a pair of period genuine stag grips which have yellowed nicely with age and fit extremely well. The cylinder and edge of the ejector rod housing show some really good holster wear, there is one wall of the cylinder which shows some minor and moderate impact marks which miraculously do not seem to have damaged or bothered the chamber wall much. The serial numbers on frame, triggerguard and backstrap are matching, the cylinder is un-numbered. The included factory letter shows shipment to Albuquerque New Mexico to E.J. Post & Co. in May of 1892 in a two gun shipment. The gun seems to time and lock up well. Really a wonderful, clearly frontier revolver, shipped to Albuquerque New Mexico in the 1890s; the real deal. (35506-9) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt single action Army revolver

Lot 380: Colt single action Army revolver

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Description: serial #351375, 38 special, 5 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain about 92-95% original blue. The cylinder retains about 90% original blue with a heavy turn ring and drag mark from the bolt, this has been cold blued. The back strap has toned primarily to a gray patina with blue atop the frame and at the butt while the triggerguard shows toning to pewter on the bow and the frontstrap. The frame retains perhaps 90-92% original case colors, the balance a smoky silvery case-hardened patina while the hammer retains vivid case colors and is likely refinished. The checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips rate very good and very good plus, their original numbers have been scrubbed and they are re-numbered to the gun, their fit is about very good being undersize in a few spots. The included factory letter shows shipment in December of 1932 William H. Hoegee Co. in Los Angeles California and lists the caliber as 38 Colt; clearly this is one of the first 38 Specials to come out of the Colt factory, making this a very rare "38 Colt Special". Timing and action are somewhat rocky; likely a quick tune-up is all that is warranted the front sight has been slightly regulated during the period of use. (35506-23) {C&R}

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U.S. model 1905 U.S.M.C. double action revolver by Colt

Lot 381: U.S. model 1905 U.S.M.C. double action revolver by Colt

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Description: serial #75, 38 Long Colt, 6" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 70-75% original blue, the bulk of the finish being on the barrel which shows only some very minor speckling and light fading to brown. The balance of the revolver appears as though it was in a holster during an amphibious landing. The topstrap and left and right of the frame show pitting as do opposing sides of the cylinder, clearly where it was in contact with a holster. The back strap shows lighter pitting but there is more moderate pitting on the frontstrap and bow of the triggerguard; these are consistent with areas which would be exposed or which would touch a holster contaminated by salt water. The checkered walnut grips rate very good plus and are slightly dark with only minor flattening of the points and very good original varnish, they are pencil-numbered to the gun. Both the frame and the butt are numbered 75; the lanyard loop is still intact on the butt and the gun times and locks up well. The included factory letter shows shipment to the Assistant Quartermaster, U.S.M.C., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 24 of 1905 in a 200 gun shipment and confirms factory roll mark "USMC/No.75" on the butt. Overall a super U.S. Marine Corps revolver, the pitting does not detract at all, but rather adds to the history of this fine arm. Less than 1000 of these were manufactured in total, a little over 800 going to the Corps. (35506-63) {C&R}

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U.S. model 1909 Army double action revolver by Colt

Lot 382: U.S. model 1909 Army double action revolver by Colt

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Description: serial #42107, 45 Long Colt, 5 1/2" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows a handful of some very light pits, one which could be considered slightly more moderate. The barrel retains about 90-92% original bright blue with the loss flaked and faded to brown, the cylinder shows more wear retaining perhaps 50% original blue, confined chiefly to the flutes. The frame is very nice retaining about 90% original bright blue, the chief loss due to fading to brown on the straps with the frame flats still being very brilliant. The trigger shows only traces of pale fire temper blue at its root but it is strong on the hammer spine with the bright-polished sides of the hammer showing only a few very light oxidation stains. The smooth walnut grips rate very good with only minor dings and handling marks, they are pencil-numbered to the gun on the interior also showing the name "HE Walter" in pencil. The lanyard loop is intact and the gun seems to function well mechanically with very tight lockup. The butt number and frame number match, the right side of the frame shows "R.A.C." and "F.B." inspectors markings. Really a very attractive 1909 Army revolver overall. (35506-67) {C&R}

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U.S. model 1909 Navy double action revolver by Colt

Lot 383: U.S. model 1909 Navy double action revolver by Colt

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Description: serial #52518, 45 ACP/Rim, 5 1/2" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain about 90% original blue, the loss due to some light high edge wear and overall minor light dings, scratches and handling marks with a some sparsely scattered areas of light pinprick pitting, with a small area of lightly discolored blue around the Colt-logo on the sideplate. The trigger exhibits brilliant pale fire temper blue on its left edge while the right has toned to gray, the hammer showing bright fire temper on the spine and with the bright polished sides showing only some very light oxidation staining. The smooth walnut grips rate about very good with overall minor dings and handling marks, they are numbered to the gun. The lanyard loop is intact and the butt shows the "USN/(anchor)/45 DA" marking and is numbered 518; the gun times and locks up well. The underside of the barrel, the cylinder and frame beneath the grips are all "N" marked. The included factory letter shows shipment to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in April of 1911 along with 200 other guns. A nice example overall of these scarce Navy large frame revolvers. (35506-66) {C&R}

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U.S. model 1911 semi-auto pistol by Colt with NRA paperwork

Lot 384: U.S. model 1911 semi-auto pistol by Colt with NRA paperwork

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Description: serial #540332, 45 ACP, 5" barrel with a very near excellent bore which shows a small amount of very light frosting. The metal surfaces retain about 98-99% government arsenal reparkerized finish with only some very light slide and high edge wear showing some minor handling marks and an extremely light reassembly mark. The checkered hard plastic Keyes Fiber Company grips rate about excellent with only some very light edge wear. The barrel is an "HS" High Standard replacement and the left side of the frame shows the capital "AA" rework mark of the Anniston Ordnance Depot. The gun comes in original two-piece craft box with anti-corro wrap and a sealed, packaged magazine assembly (the gun has an unmarked blued seven round magazine in it as well). Included in a December 1961-postmarked National Rifle Association envelope is a "Requisition and Invoice / Shipping Document" from the Anniston Ordnance Depot listing this pistol by serial number and showing sale to a fellow from West Allis, Wisconsin. Also included is the "Firearms Information Service Fact Sheet" on Service Pistols; both of these show folds from having been fitted in the envelope these many years. Additionally there is a mimeograph or photocopy of the Department of Defense form 1149-3, also listing the pistol by serial number, showing the gentleman's name and address who was the recipient and the purchase price of $17, dated December 26, 1961. This was likely the packing slip inside the box with the gun. The included factory letter shows shipment to the U.S. Government Ordnance Depot at Bush Terminal Brooklyn, New York in November of 1918 in a 1000 gun shipment. (35506-97) {C&R}

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Anschütz Model 2007/2013 left-handed bolt action target rifle

Lot 385: Anschütz Model 2007/2013 left-handed bolt action target rifle

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Description: serial #271133, 22 LR, 26" barrel with an excellent bore. This is a left-handed "Super Match" target rifle. The metal surfaces retain about 99% original finish. The walnut stock rates about excellent and shows some handling marks and dings with the "AnschŸtz" brand name inlay on the left side below the action. This target rifle features an anatomically enhanced stock, vertically and horizontally adjustable cheekpiece, vertically adjustable buttplate, heavy barrel, adjustable match two-stage trigger. Comes with its original brown cardboard box with a Styrofoam container and lid containing leather sling, cleaning rod, factory rear sight, forward mounted sling swivel and adjustment wrenches. (25558-2)

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Walther Model GX-1 Match Target Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 386: Walther Model GX-1 Match Target Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #8160, 22 LR, 25 1/2" heavy barrel with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% blue having only a light spot of oxidation on the bolt handle. The thumbhole pistolgrip walnut stock rates very good to excellent showing only some soiling in the grip area and a small stain at the bottom of the grip. It is stippled in the grip and along the entire length of the forend and is totally changeable having a fully adjustable hooked butt and comb. In addition, there is a hand stop, a shovel handled palm rest, and a set of barrel weights all attached to a slotted slide in the forend. The sights include a Walther hooded globe front sight and a receiver mounted Walther aperture sight, both of which are fully and infinitely adjustable, and a set of scope blocks are installed on the barrel. The triggerguard has a tool hole for adjusting the trigger and the trigger can be slid fore and aft to match the shooters hand size. Extra apertures for the sights and a wrench are included. This is an elaborate target rifle for the serous competitor. (115450-6)

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Walther Running Boar Model 500 Target Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 387: Walther Running Boar Model 500 Target Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #22034, 22 LR, 23 1/2" heavy barrel with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces retain 98% blue having only some faint rub marks on the barrel weight. The European walnut thumbhole target stock rates very good to excellent showing a few light scuffs in the stippled grip and forend. There is an adjustable comb and adjustable hooked wooden buttplate and the triggerguard has a tool hole for adjusting the trigger. The barrel has a weight attached over the muzzle and there are no sights but the receiver is drilled and tapped. This is a very nice target rifle in a useful configuration and in nice condition. (115450-12)

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Winchester Model 52-C Bull Target Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 388: Winchester Model 52-C Bull Target Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #104197C, 22 LR, 28" bull barrel with bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces all retain 98% original blue showing one scratch on the front extension of the triggerguard, a small wear spot on the underside of the bolt handle, and a faint almost invisible line of tiny numbers etched into the side of the receiver next to the aperture sight holes. The pistolgrip stock rates excellent having only a few minor surface scratches and having a checkered steel buttplate with all of its blue. The gun features an adjustable handstop, sling swivels front and rear, adjustable trigger with overtravel and pull weight screws, a correct wide adjustable leather sling, and target sight blocks. Included is a custom wood case with fitting blocks which hold the gun quite securely. This is a fantastic 52 remaining in excellent condition made during the last year of production. (115450-21){C&R}

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Browning BSS sidelock double ejectorgun

Lot 389: Browning BSS sidelock double ejectorgun

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Description: serial #01513PR918, 12 ga., 26" chopper lump barrels choked skeet and light modified with bright excellent bores. The locks are coin finished and game scene engraved with quail on the right and pheasants on the left including some simple scroll embellishments. The bottom of the frame is engraved with flying ducks bordered by more elaborate scrollwork. Metal finishes are all excellent showing only a couple of minor spots on the triggerguard tang. The barrels exhibit 99% of a high polish blue. The nicely figured straight grip stock has some slight scuff marks on the left side but otherwise has excellent finish including the checkered butt. The splinter forend shows virtually no wear. This fine gun features double triggers, ejectors, and nicely carved tear drops behind the locks. Arguably these sidelocks were the highest quality Miroku guns ever made and are very desirable for either the collector or shooter. (115281-4)

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Walther Custom Mauser Bolt Action Rifle

Lot 390: Walther Custom Mauser Bolt Action Rifle

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Description: serial #3846, 30-06, 25" barrel with bright excellent bore. All of the metal surfaces on this small ring Mauser action retain 95% blue having some surface scratches and some fading around the barrel muzzle. The receiver and half of the barrel are profusely engraved in a bold high relief foliate scroll with stippled background and having a silver bear's head inlaid into the top in a stippled background with a silver border just ahead of the breech. The blued bolt handle has a ring of silver oak leaves inlaid into the knob and the floorplate has a walking bear also done in silver with the same heavy scroll surrounding the scene. The triggerguard is finished in a French gray and also exhibits the same bold scroll work as the rest of the gun. The monte carlo pistolgrip stock rates very good having some light scratches and a couple of dings over a strong oil finish with very good checkering. There is an ivory grip cap with ebony diamond inlaid into the center, a large ivory diamond with ebony border inlaid into the right side of the stock, a smaller ivory diamond with ebony border on each side below the ejection port, and a well executed ivory forend tip. The stock has a right hand cheekpiece, a thin White Line recoil pad, and sling swivel studs are mounted in the stock and on the underside of the barrel. The gun features a ramped blade type front sight, one standing and two folding leaf rear sight, and a one piece Redfield scope base with rings. In addition the rifle is equipped with a double set trigger and a side button safety as well as the standard Mauser type safety. This is a very ornate rifle with some very unique enhancements. (115554-1)

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Colt model 1902 sporting semi-auto pistol

Lot 391: Colt model 1902 sporting semi-auto pistol

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Description: serial #10125, .38 ACP, 6" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows only a small handful of some very widely scattered, very light oxidation spots. The metal surfaces retain about 75% original bright Colt blue, the loss due to scattered light oxidation speckling which has toned to pewter and brown with some spots having left very light pinprick pitting. The hammer shows smoky remnants of case color and is primarily a gray and brown. The checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips rate very good with some light wear, more prevalent on the right grip which also shows a small crack from the lower grip screw downward, they are unnumbered. Included is one original unmarked all blue magazine which shows some very light oxidation remnants. All markings remain crisp and legible. Overall a nice example which one could actually shoot if one so-wished, manufactured in 1906; the included factory letter shows shipment in January of 1907 to Supple Hardware Company of Philadelphia. (35506-78) {C&R}

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German P.08 Weimar police Luger pistol by DWM with matching holster

Lot 392: German P.08 Weimar police Luger pistol by DWM with matching holster

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Description: serial # 5080s, 9 mm, 4" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which only shows the very lightest frosting within the grooves. The metal surfaces retain about 90% original blue, the loss due primarily to some honest light fading, high edge and contact point wear with the grip straps faded mostly to a gray brown. The ejector, safety, magazine release, trigger and takedown lever all show strong pale straw-pewter, perhaps fading slightly on the body of the safety lever. The few numbered parts are all matching, the chamber is clean with no markings at all, there is a crown ÒN" proof on the left side of the barrel extension and no imperial proofs. The checkered walnut grips rate about very good each showing some minor flattening of the points and with ingrained oil and grime from the years; the left grip is numbered in pencil to the guns police inventory number, the right grip was numbered "436" in pencil, it was subsequently scratched out, in pencil. The gun is equipped with the police sear safety and the remnants of a magazine safety can be seen beneath the left grip. A single bright-bodied magazine is included with a wood base which is numbered "2328" with the number "1" on its leading-edge. The frontstrap is police unit marked "S.Mi.254" (Schutzpolizei, Minden, gun 254). Included with the gun is a black leather police-modified holster which is not maker marked but is marked on its back "S.Mi.369" (Schutzpolizei, Minden, gun 369). The seams are tight and the leather shows only light handling marks and very light scuffing. The original buckle and closure tab were removed for police use and an aluminum stud was mounted to the flap of the holster with a closure strap extending upward from the body of the holster. Inside the flap pocket is a combination takedown/loading tool. A very nice matching German police holster-pistol combo overall in an excellent state of condition. (35575-10) {C&R}

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German P.08 Luger pistol by Mauser

Lot 393: German P.08 Luger pistol by Mauser

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Description: --IMPORTANT NOTATION: Magazine is numbered 2927b -- serial #2179o, 9 mm, 4" barrel with a good bore which shows very light pitting its full length but still with evident rifling. The metal surfaces retain about 90-92% original blue, the loss due to even fading with light muzzle and high edge wear. The straw is still excellent on the ejector and magazine release while it has faded from the contact points of the trigger, safety and takedown latch. The chamber is 1936-dated and all the visible numbers match including the firing pin; the toggle is correctly "byf" marked. The checkered walnut grips rate about excellent (L) and very good with the right grip showing some more flattening of the points and moderate bruise in the center leading-edge which has flattened the points. A single bright-body magazine with aluminum base is included, it is numbered 2827b. Really a very good plus-fine example of the 1936-dated Mauser P.08. (35575-16) {C&R}

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German P.08 Luger pistol by Mauser

Lot 394: German P.08 Luger pistol by Mauser

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Description: serial #7520l, 9 mm, 4" barrel with metal surfaces retain about 95-97% original blue, the loss is due primarily to some light fading and high edge and contact point wear. The chamber is 1940-dated and the toggle is "42" marked, there are appropriate Waffenamt and inspectors markings on the bolt and right side of the barrel and barrel extension. All visible numbers, including the firing pin are matching. The checkered walnut grips rate about excellent, the right grip only showing a few minor flattened points, they are numbered to the gun. An original blued-body aluminum base magazine, numbered to the gun is included, it too is Waffenamt marked. Overall an excellent example of the all-blued 1940-dated Mauser P.08. (35525-54) {C&R}

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German 1923 commercial model Luger pistol

Lot 395: German 1923 commercial model Luger pistol

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Description: serial #82473, 7.65 Mauser, 3 3/4" barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows only the very lightest frosting nearer the throat. The metal surfaces retain about 90 to 92% original blue, the loss due primarily to light even fading and wear on the high edges and contact points and a light drip of something that has removed the blue in the area above the chamber (some contaminant ran across the blue, was wiped off and has left gun metal gray beneath, it is a thin stripe only). The straw temper blue still vivid on the ejector while it has faded somewhat on the magazine release and the contact points of the trigger, takedown lever and safety, the safety showing some light oxidation staining; the magazine release spring retains good pale fire blue. All the visible numbers are matching, the firing pin is correctly un-numbered. The checkered walnut grips rate very good plus with only some mild flattening on the right grip and a couple flattened points on the left. Included is one bright-bodied wood-based magazine which is correctly un-numbered (the body now showing some toning to a tarnished gray-brown). Really a fine example overall of a 1923 commercial which is very shootable as well as maintaining excellent collectibility. (35514-3) {C&R}

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Very rare U.S. model 1816 flintlock pistol with state of New York surcharge

Lot 396: Very rare U.S. model 1816 flintlock pistol with state of New York surcharge

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Description: .54 cal. flint, 9 1/4" barrel with an about very good, lightly oxidized bore. The metal surfaces are primarily a brown and pewter patina showing some a moderate oxidation at the muzzle and on the right side of the barrel band with some minor and some moderate oxidation rearward toward the touchole. The barrel is marked on its left radius with "U.S." and sunken "P" firing proofs as well as on its top flat "SNY" with an additional diamond-shaped sunken proof mark. The lockplate is "North/U. (Eagle) S. /Midltn Conn" marked and is in a similar state of condition as the barrel, with less pitting. The balance of the metal surfaces are a mix of brown and gun metal gray. The walnut stock rates very good with overall minor dings and handling marks from the years of use, showing some very nice figure at the end of the butt. The left stock flat shows a very good cursive "SN" marking. The lock does function, there is no half cock rest. What is likely the original ramrod is included with an iron slotted end for cleaning, opposite of the flare. Overall an about very good example of a very rare State of New York marked US martial pistol. (35592-17) {ANTIQUE}

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British pattern 1856 East India pattern cavalry carbine with Confederate Association

Lot 397: British pattern 1856 East India pattern cavalry carbine with Confederate Association

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Description: (opened to) .67 cal. percussion, 21", now smoothbore, barrel with a good bore which shows light oxidation and light pitting its full length. The metal surfaces are deep gun metal gray with light brown oxidation speckling and some scattered minor pitting, more prominent at the muzzle and on the front band. The left side of the barrel shows appropriate British proofs and is a dual broad arrow and "BA" marked on its top flat. The scant iron front sight is in place as is a fixed u-notch rear sight; "N.S./KOH" is marked on the barrel radius to the left of the rear sight. The lockplate and hammer are very lightly engraved and are marked "1857/Tower" with a royal crown and "VR" at the rear of the lock plate. All brass hardware has toned to a dull ocher patina, the tang of the buttplate shows light cleaning marks and has been recently stamped "JGG". The English walnut stock rates very good with overall minor handling marks and light dings from the years of use but is unmolested. The left side of the butt shows a dual broad arrow and "BA" markings and features a circular Bombay Arsenal roundel (many British arms were converted to smoothbore at the Bombay Arsenal over the years). The sling swivels are intact as is the sling ring bar, the ring is not present. What is likely the original ramrod is in place and there is a chained nipple protector without its leather insert on the triggerguard. The lock is crisp and mechanically functional. This musket was purchased from the descendent of Lieut. John G. Guignard, Co. E., 27th South Carolina infantry. Lieut. Guignard's son, Col. William S. Guignard, sold this carbine to the consignor in 1962, note how closely it resembles a Cook & Brothers cavalry carbine. Interestingly this son, Col. William S. Guignard would later become an attachŽ in Paris. Included is a laser copy of a cabinet photo of cadet William S. Guignard in West Point uniform astride his horse and there is included also a color laser copy of his appointment there to the Parisian Embassy, dated September 1906. Research has shown Second Lieut. JG Guignard is listed in the 1st Battalion, South Carolina sharpshooters; John G. Guignard had a degree in engineering and would later become transferred to the Engineer Corps and was in charge of the fortifications and earthworks around Charleston. One of the library collections that we were researching has an image of "John G. Guignard's surveyors compass used in laying out the city of Columbia South Carolina". A very prominent family since colonial days, Guignard Park in Cayce, Lexington County South Carolina was donated by the heirs of Lieut. Guignard. There is a notarized statement from the consignor attesting to the chain of provenance. (35605-1) {ANTIQUE}

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Cook & Brothers Confederate saber bayonet associated to Lieut. J.G. Guignard 1st Carolina sharpshooters

Lot 398: Cook & Brothers Confederate saber bayonet associated to Lieut. J.G. Guignard 1st Carolina sharpshooters

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Description: This is a Cook & Brothers saber bayonet, doubtless designed to fit their rifles which were equipped with the right-side saber bayonet lug. The Yathagan style blade is 22 9/16" overall length and is about 1 1/8" wide with a single wide fuller. The guard has a single ball-shaped quillon and the inside diameter of the muzzle ring is that it can't about .870 inches. The ribbed brass scales are riveted to the tang of the blade by two steel pins. The right side grip has a single press-stud spring, the press stud protruding from the left side at the birdshead pommel. The blade is an overall lightly cleaned to pewter patina at the guard showing more fading to brown nearer the tip; the scales are a tarnished goldenrod patina. The bayonet is completely unmarked, the press stud spring is slightly weak. Given as a gift to the consignor in 1961 by Col. William S. Guignard, son of Lieut. J.G. Guignard, a notarized statement from the consignor is included attesting to the chain of provenance. A rare bayonet overall in very nice condition with a neat attachment to this prolific southern family. (35605-2)

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American stocked flintlock holster pistol

Lot 399: American stocked flintlock holster pistol

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Description: About .58 cal. flint, 9" barrel. This is a clearly American-stocked pistol utilizing antique European or British (or both) parts. It is highly likely the barrel was once much longer, closer to 13" as was fashionable in the Queen Anne period. It shows an octagonal breech section which facets to round with dual turned medials at the point of transition, continuing round for the balance of its length. The lockplate features an unbridled frizzen, lightly faceted pan, gooseneck cock and light relief indentations at its rear behind hammer, culminating in a small teat; the frizzen is square-topped and faceted. The lock is retained by three screws through the left stock flat, there are no escutcheons nor sideplate. Constructed withour a triggerplate, the rearward-curling iron trigger pivots on a pin through the stock. The triggerguard appears to be American gunsmith-manufactured of hammered iron, its front edge retained by a domed head screw, the rear by a domed-head nail. The bulbous brass buttcap is strapless and is affixed only with a single wood screw. The stock rates very good plus for its age with much original varnish and faux-bois trompe l'oeil-painted curly maple grain, also showing some numerous minor handling marks and dings from the years, it is likely cherry or maple. There is an antique ramrod included, retained only by a single brass band. The lock is crisp with a robust spring and is mechanically functional, the top-jaw and its screw are missing. Overall a very good example of an American-stocked holster pistol of the pre-colonial era utilizing antique parts. (35597-7) {ANTIQUE}

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Colt Model 1849 pocket percussion revolver attributed to Lieutenant William P. Chamberlain of the 23rd Ohio Infantry

Lot 400: Colt Model 1849 pocket percussion revolver attributed to Lieutenant William P. Chamberlain of the 23rd Ohio Infantry

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Description: serial #187099, 31 cal percussion, 4" octagon barrel with an excellent bore. The metal surfaces range from dark to a light brown oxidized speckling and freckling on the balance but are smooth to the touch. The barrel address on this example reads, "ADDRESS SAML COLT/HARTFORD CT." The five shot cylinder features the nicely engraved and still clearly visible stagecoach holdup scene with "COLT'S PATENT" only slightly obscured. Cylinder, frame, triggerguard and silver plated brass gripstraps are all numbered to the gun. The one-piece walnut grips rate about good retaining about 60% original finish. The buttstrap bears the period inscription "W.P. Chamberlin[sic], Solon, O". Initial research indicates that William P. Chamberlain, born in Solon, Ohio around 1841, enlisted as a corporal in 1861 serving under future President Rutherford B. Hayes. Chamberlain was quickly promoted to sergeant in February 1862. Seven months later he and his unit found themselves near Sharpsburg, Maryland at Antietam Creek and shortly thereafter was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. In August of 1863 William P. Chamberlain was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. An nice Colt Pocket Model made in 1861, the same year Chamberlain enlisted, with an interesting personal and historical connection. (25528-11) {ANTIQUE}

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