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Day 2 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


996 lots with images

December 1, 2012

Live Auction

7819 42nd Street West

Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

Phone: 800-238-8022

Fax: 309-797-1655

Email: info@rockislandauction.com

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Rare Factory Patriotic Engraved Lindsay Two Shot Pocket Pistol with Original Box and Accessories

Lot 1100: Rare Factory Patriotic Engraved Lindsay Two Shot Pocket Pistol with Original Box and Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8500 This rare and unusual pistol was invented by John P. Lindsay and manufactured in the early 1860s in extremely limited quantities with only several hundred produced. The pistol has a single barrel that holds two superposed loads. The pistol has two hammers and one trigger enabling the user to fire each charge separately. The barrel is a full octagon with a stepped down contour with wide flat sides at the breech end half and contoured rounded top with a sighting groove. The right rear of the barrel is marked "LINDSAY'S/YOUNG-AMERICAN/MAN'F'D BY/J.P. LINDSAY-MAN'FG CO./NEW-YORK" and features a scroll engraving. The left rear of the barrel is engraved with a flag and shield motif flanked by a large lion and eagle. The bottom barrel flat is marked "PATENT'D. FEB. 8. 1859/PATENT'D. OCT. 9. 1860" and the serial number "208" is marked just ahead of the frame. The brass frame features a scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides and back strap. The serial number is also on the frame under the grips and on the back of both grips. Fitted with smooth two piece grips on a square butt. Complete with its original box with correct label on the inside of the lid, a double face eagle powder flask marked "LINDSAY'S/YOUNG/AMERICA", an iron ramrod and a single cavity brass bullet mold. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 41 Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 208 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 75% original blue finish with the balance a even brown patina showing limited pin point pitting. The frame has an attractive aged mellow brass patina. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and retaining most of the varnish. The box is very good showing contact wear. The label is good. The accessories are fine. An incredibly rare opportunity to own not just this scarce pistol but its original cardboard box and accessories.

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Cased Factory Engraved Brooklyn Arms Slocum Front Loading Pocket Pistol with Raised Carved Ivory Grip and Ammunition Box

Lot 1101: Cased Factory Engraved Brooklyn Arms Slocum Front Loading Pocket Pistol with Raised Carved Ivory Grip and Ammunition Box

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 8000 The Slocum was a work-around of Smith & Wesson's possession of Rollin White's patent on bored-through cylinders and was manufactured from 1863 to 1864. The chambers are individual components that slide forward over the ejector rod for loading and unloading. This example has a smooth rounded butt ivory grip with the left panel having a raised carving of a bearded Zouave. The silver plated frame features scroll work on the sides behind the cylinder and behind the hammer, with engraved borders on the sides, top and backstrap. The top of the barrel is marked "B.A.Co PATENT APRIL 14th 1863". Matching "72" assembly number on the underside of the barrel, rear of the cylinder and right side of the checkered spur trigger. In a fine hardwood American style case with gray felt lining, four compartments and a partial box of Eagle Metallic Cartridge brand 32 S&W Rimfire ammunition. The marbled black and white cardboard ammunition box has a red label and J. H. Lau & Company agent markings (active to 1916). BBL: 3 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue/ silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: 3085 Condition: Very fine. The barrel shows 90% original blue finish, with a few spots of brown patina scattered about and minor handling marks. The cylinder and ejector show 50% original blue mixed with brown and showing some light scratches. 50% of the original silver is visible, strongest on the left side of the frame and around the hammer, showing an attractive aged patina on both the silver and brass. The grip is excellent plus, with a few small scratches, fine detail in the carving and absolutely beautiful color. Mechanically excellent. Ammunition box is very fine as opened, with minor wear along the edges. The case is excellent, with minimal wear and some fading of the felt.

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Desirable Rare Unwin & Rodgers Non-XLL Knife Pistol with Ivory Scales and Etched Blade

Lot 1102: Desirable Rare Unwin & Rodgers Non-XLL Knife Pistol with Ivory Scales and Etched Blade

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Description: Estimate: $6500 - 9500 The German silver barrel is marked "UNWIN & RODGERS/PATENTEES. SHEFFIELD" on the left flat and "NON*XLL" on the right flat with the upper flat having two British proofs. The 3 inch spear point blade and 3 1/4 inch clip point blade are marked "NON*XLL/UNWIN &/RODGERS/PATENT" on the left ricasso. The spear point blade also has an etched scroll and eagle pattern with "SELF/PROTECTOR" on the left side. Cocking the hammer opens the breech for loading/unloading with the ears on the extractor acting as a rear sight. The knives and pistol are enclosed in a German silver case. It has a folding lid compartment for caps on the back strap. The scales are ivory with checkering on the grip area. BBL: 3 3/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 30 RF Finish: German silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. Most of the German silver remains with "El/noly" lightly marked on the front strap and some minor handling marks. The iron components have some very scattered pin point pitting. The fine blade retains most of the clear etching. The scales are also fine with some minor handling marks and a few stress cracks. The right scale has a repaired chip and a missing minor chip. Overall the checkering remains crisp. The ivory has an attractive color. Mechanically fine. This is most definitely one of the finest Urwin and Rodgers knife pistols that we have ever offered at auction!

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James Rodgers Percussion Knife Pistol with Horn Grips

Lot 1103: James Rodgers Percussion Knife Pistol with Horn Grips

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 The German silver barrel has two British proofs stamped on the upper left flat. The 3 1/4 inch spear point blade and 2 1/4 inch blade are marked "JAMES/RODGERS/SHEFFIELD" on the left ricasso. Overall frame construction is steel and German silver with a folding trigger and horn scales secured by rivets. The back strap has a patchbox, with a bullet mold inserted into the left panel and a silver plated cleanout spike on the right. BBL: 3 1/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 Finish: bright Grips: horn Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good, with a mixed patina on the steel and German silver, showing some light handling marks overall. Grips very good, with some minor chipping and handling marks. The lightly pitted blade is very good. Mechanically very good.

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Fine Unwin & Rodgers Non-XLL Knife Pistol with Self Protector Blade Etching and Horn Grips

Lot 1104: Fine Unwin & Rodgers Non-XLL Knife Pistol with Self Protector Blade Etching and Horn Grips

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4500 The German silver barrel is marked "UNWIN & RODGERS/PATENTEES. SHEFFIELD" on the left flat, two British proofs stamped on the upper left flat and marked "NON*XLL" on the right flat . The 3 1/4 inch clip blade is "V[crown]R/UNWIN &/RODGERS/PATENT" on the left ricasso and the left side of the blade is acid etched "SELF/PROTECTOR". The 2 1/4 inch blade is marked "JAMES/RODGERS/SHEFFIELD" on the left ricasso. The knives and pistol are enclosed in a German silver case with smooth horn scales riveted to the sides. It has a folding lid compartment for caps in the back strap. Cocking the hammer opens the breech for loading/unloading with the ears on the extractor acting as a rear sight. BBL: 3 5/8 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 28 RF Finish: German silver Grips: horn Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The pistol retains most of the German silver with a number of minor handling marks. The iron components have some light pitting. The scales are very fine with a number of light handling marks. The horn has an attractive pattern. The full dimension blade is fine with lightly visible blae etching. Mechanically fine.

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Unique Unwin & Rodgers Marked Percussion Cutlass Pistol

Lot 1105: Unique Unwin & Rodgers Marked Percussion Cutlass Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 The top barrel flat is marked "UNWIN & RODGERS SHEFFIELD" and there are two English proofs present on the lower left flat. Scroll and scallop border engraved frame and hammer. 3 1/4 inch belt hook attached to the left side of the frame. 10 1/4 inch blade and iron knuckle guard. Blade front and notch rear sights, and fitted with a finely checkered one-piece walnut grip with finely concealed cap box present on the butt. BBL: 4 1/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 60 Bore Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The barrel shows the pattern/shadow of the Damascus pattern. The remaining metal surfaces, including the blade, have a burnished grayish patina with scattered pitting on the blade, belt hook and knuckle guard. The grip is good with moderately worn checkeringscattered minor dents and dings, with crisp overall checkering. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is fine. Writer cannot recall ever auctioning one of these Cutlass pistols!

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Rare Remington-Beals 2nd Model Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot 1106: Rare Remington-Beals 2nd Model Pocket Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 Manufactured from 1858-59 with an estimated 1,000 manufactured. Top barrel flat has the two line Beals patent dates/Remington address marking. Plain 5-shot cylinder and square butt. The barrel is numbered to the gun. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 620 Condition: Good. The revolver has a mottled dark patina. The grips arealso good with a period repaired left grip panel. Action needs some work as cylinder is slightly out of time.

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Rare Documented Experimental/Prototype J. Rider Marked Double Action Pocket Revolver with Trigger Guard Loading Lever

Lot 1107: Rare Documented Experimental/Prototype J. Rider Marked Double Action Pocket Revolver with Trigger Guard Loading Lever

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 8500 Produced circa 1858, this Rider Experimental revolver is equipped with a unique trigger guard loading lever. The plunger is housed in the lower frame and is attached to the upper front of the trigger guard, and the rear of the trigger guard latches into the frame directly behind the trigger, when pushed forward, the trigger guard unhooks and can swing down to work the plunger. The top strap is marked "J. RIDER." and there are no other visible markings. Brass cone front and frame notch rear sights, brass frame and metal parts appear to have been left in the "white". The revolver functions in both single and double action. Fitted with smooth two piece walnut grips. The revolver is accompanied by the original three page patent papers for the Rider Revolver, which have been laminated for preservation, and a copy of a notarized letter stating that the revolver was from the William M. Locke collection and is pictured in Antique Armory's, "THE WILLIAM M. LOCKE COLLECTION" on page 339. BBL: 2 7/8 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: white Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine, with a smooth dull gray patina and a few small areas of minor pitting on the barrel and cylinder. The brass has been cleaned some time ago and has again taken on a pleasant mellow aged patina. Fine grips, with a few light scratches and handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Very Fine Remington Rider DA Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot 1108: Very Fine Remington Rider DA Pocket Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 3500 The Remington Rider Pocket Percussion Revolver was one of the first double action revolvers manufactured in quantity in the U.S. circa 1860-73 and the distinctive action was designed by Joseph Rider. The top barrel flat has the two line Remington address/Rider's patent date marking. Matching serial number "5811" on the frame and both grips with the barrel numbered "3113". Blue barrel and cylinder with silver plated frame and casehardened hammer. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/silver Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 5811 Condition: Very fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 70% bright original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The hammer retains half of the vivid original case colors. The frame retains 75% original silver plating with the balance a smooth brown-gray patina. The grips are excellent with a few minor handing marks. The checkering is crisp. Mechanically fine.

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Attractive and Rare Factory Engraved Remington Rider Pocket Metallic Cartridge Revolver with Ivory Grips

Lot 1109: Attractive and Rare Factory Engraved Remington Rider Pocket Metallic Cartridge Revolver with Ivory Grips

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3750 This factory metallic cartridge conversion revolver features a factory scroll and punch dot engraving. This engraving is featured on the frame and cylinder with engraved accents on the top strap, around the hammer and back strap. The barrel has wedges of scrollwork and geometric patterns which alternate on the flats at the breech and muzzle. The silver trigger guard has an engraved star burst. Barrel is numbered to the gun. Fitted with smooth ivory grips. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: nickel Grips: ivory Serial Number: 6044 Condition: Good. The revolver is mostly an even gray patina with hints of original nickel finish. The grips are good with a repaired left panel and an attractive ovarll aged appearance. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically fine.

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Outstanding Cased Massachusetts Arms Wesson & Leavitt Belt Revolver with Accessories

Lot 1110: Outstanding Cased Massachusetts Arms Wesson & Leavitt Belt Revolver with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $4750 - 6000 Manufactured from 1850 to 1851, this is a scaled down version of a Mass. Arms Dragoon Model revolver which is also referred to as the Pocket Model with a total production of around 1,000. The top strap is marked "MASS. ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS" and the lock is marked "WESSON'S & LEAVITT'S PATENT." The cylinder stop plate is marked "WESSON PATENT/AUG 28, 1849" with the rear of the etched cylinder marked "LEAVITT'S PATENT APRIL 29, 1837." There is a broad scroll engraving on the lock, frame and hammer. The serial number is on the front of the frame with "258" on the barrel lug and cylinder pin. Blue barrel and cylinder, silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap, casehardened frame and fitted with two piece grips. In a partitioned wooden case lined in maroon velvet with the following accessories: key, double face embossed powder flask, lead balls, brass loading tool and factory two cavity brass bullet mold marked "MASS. ARMS CO/CHICOPEE FALLS". BBL: 4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 767 Condition: Near excellent overall. The barrel retains 60% plus bright original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina (most of the finish remaining on the barrel latch). The cylinder has a smooth brown patina with most of the etching remaining. There is most of the darkened original case colors remaining on the frame. The trigger guard and backstrap retain nearly 97% silvered out original plating. The grip is excellent with some bottom edge wear and scattered minor dings. The engraving is clear. Mechanically fine. The case is very fine with some mild handling marks. The lining shows some minor wear. The accessories are very fine.

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High Condition Cased Allen & Thurber Bar Hammer Pepperbox with Accessories

Lot 1111: High Condition Cased Allen & Thurber Bar Hammer Pepperbox with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 5500 The barrel is stamped "ALLEN & THURBER WORCESTER" in one of the flutes and the left side of the hammer is stamped "ALLENS PATENT/1845". The matching serial number is marked on the barrel cluster, nipple shield, trigger guard, hammer, mainspring, grips and frame. The frame and nipple shield are lightly engraved with a simple floral scroll pattern. Fitted with smooth walnut bag shaped grips. In a locking hardwood case with powder flask, two cavity bullet mold, key, ramrod and assorted lead balls. BBL: 4 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 372 Condition: Very fine, 70% of the original blue finish remains with patches of brown patina, small areas of flaking, and scattered handling marks. The frame has turned a bright gray with sections of brown patina and original color in the protected areas. The grips are both fine with some minor chips and pressure dents. The case is also fine with some pressure dents and mild wear on the lining. Mechanically excellent.

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Outstanding Cased Unmarked Small Frame Blunt & Syms Percussion Pepperbox with Accessories

Lot 1112: Outstanding Cased Unmarked Small Frame Blunt & Syms Percussion Pepperbox with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 4750 Manufactured from the late 1830s to the 1850s. The face of the barrel cluster is marked "R-C." Matching serial number on frame, face of the barrel cluster and the head of the barrel cluster screw. High polish blue finish on the open scroll engraved frame and 5-shot fluted barrel and fitted with bag shaped high gloss piano finished grips featuring German silver screw escutcheons. The pistol is in a partitioned wooden case lined in red velvet holding the following accessories: brass powder flask, cast lead balls, two cavity bullet mold, iron loading/cleaning rod with mushroom head and case key. BBL: 2 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 28 Condition: Excellent. The barrel cluster has a smooth dull blue-gray patina with 85% original blue finish remaining. The frame retains 50% original bright blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The grips are excellent with a few scattered mild handling marks. The engraving is clear and crisp. Action needs work. With the exception of two minor cracks on the lid, the case is very fine with some minor scattered dings and scratches. The lining is fine with some minor wear.

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Engraved English Double Action Bar Hammer Pepperbox

Lot 1113: Engraved English Double Action Bar Hammer Pepperbox

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Description: Estimate: $3750 - 5000 There is nicely executed scroll engraving present on the hammer, German silver frame and side plate, trigger guard and sliding safety. Manufactured without sights. There is also a band of engraving around the muzzle and there are "crown/GP" and "crown/V" London proofs in the flutes. The trigger is smooth, there is an integral nipple guard, the screws are also engraved and there is a blank inscription banner on the back strap. Fitted with a pair of fully checkered bag shaped grips. BBL: 3 1/2 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 41 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: English walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine, 75% of the original thinning blue finish remains with a few areas of minor pitting. There is some minor oxidation on the hammer and safety with some sections of brown patina on the barrel. The frame shows an attractive patina, darker in the protected areas with a scratch extending from the hammer screw and mild handling marks. The right screw escutcheon is loose, otherwise the grips are very good with some mild pressure dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Collector's Lot of Two Antique American Revolvers

Lot 1114: Collector's Lot of Two Antique American Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 A) Manufactured circa 1851 with total quantity estimated at several hundred and is believed to be the first revolving handgun manufactured by James Warner on a production basis. The revolver has no maker's name or address markings as observed on other examples. "12G" is stamped on the front of the frame and on the trigger. The cylinder has an acid etched pattern. Fitted with bird head grips. BBL: 5 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 12G Condition: Very good. The revolver retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a smooth brown patina. There are a few small patches of minor pitting on the cylinder with most of the etching remaining. The grips are very fine with some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. - B) Double trigger model with an estimated 350 manufactured. Cylinder has the James Warner marking. The grips are numbered to the gun. BBL: 2 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 59 Condition: Good. The revolver has a mottled gray patina with some light pitting on the back strap. The grips are also good with a long shallow cut on the right panel and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Stunning Sharps and Hankins Model 3C Four Shot Pepperbox Pistol

Lot 1115: Stunning Sharps and Hankins Model 3C Four Shot Pepperbox Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 7000 Manufactured from 1859 to 1874, Model 3C pistols were produced without a sideplate and are generally found with a shell extractor. The top of the barrel cluster in the flute has the one line Philadelphia address of "ADDRESS SHARPS & HANKINS PHILADELPHIA. PENN." The pistol has an extractor mounted vertically between the barrels at the breech. The left side of the frame has the barrel release and the right side of the frame has the two line "C. SHARPS PATENT/JAN. 25, 1859" patent date. It has a rounded grip to frame juncture, blue finish barrel cluster with casehardened frame and it is fitted with checkered hard rubber grips. BBL: 3 1/2 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 5848 Condition: Excellent. The barrel cluster retains 95% plus original high polish blue finish with only mild spotting. The frame retains 90% original vibrant and deep case colors with the balance an attractive even dove gray. All markings are crips and clear. The grips are very fine with a cracked left panel and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine. An attractive and rare Sharps and Hankins.

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Amazing Remington 41 Caliber Over/Under Derringer with Original Box

Lot 1116: Amazing Remington 41 Caliber Over/Under Derringer with Original Box

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 5000 Manufactured from 1912 to 1935 this is an example of a Type III or Model 4 Derringer. The top of the barrel rib has the Remington-UMC address. It has a manual extractor and checkered grips. The correct factory box has an end label numbered to the gun. BBL: 3 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: L98806 Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 97% plus original matte blue finish showing some minor edge wear and some brown patina on the back strap. Mechanically excellent. The solid box is very fine.

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Very Scarce Minneapolis Firearms Co. Palm Pistol with Carved Pearl Side Plates

Lot 1117: Very Scarce Minneapolis Firearms Co. Palm Pistol with Carved Pearl Side Plates

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4000 The Minneapolis Palm Pistol is smaller than its similar counterpart, the Chicago Palm Pistol. Only seven shots are held in the revolving turret. The center fire cartridge is less than 1/2 inch long. There is no rubber pad on the plunger, the barrel is half octagon and the side plates are pearl with a carved floral design. The removable side plates are marked "THE PROTECTOR/MINN. FIRE ARMS CO." on one side and the opposite side is marked "PATENTED/MARCH 6, 1893 **". All numbers match. The system for holding the side plate is different. The Minneapolis has a butterfly key on the frame that fits in a corresponding slot in the plate. The safety on the rear of the frame rotates to engage the pin on the rotating bar, preventing any further advance. BBL: 1-5/8 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 CF Finish: nickel Grips: Serial Number: 1456 Condition: Fine. The pistol retains 70% of the unpolished, original nickel finish with scattered flaking and some minor pitting on the plunger and side plates. The pearl is very fine. The markings are readable. The action is excellent.

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Excellent and Scarce Wesson & Harrington No. 2, 22 Caliber Revolver

Lot 1118: Excellent and Scarce Wesson & Harrington No. 2, 22 Caliber Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2250 Manufactured from 1874 to 1879. The upper left barrel flat is marked with the Wesson & Harrington address and patent dates marking. The grips, ejector rod and barrel are numbered to the gun. It has the push type cylinder pin with spring button release. Fitted with nicely figured bird head grips. BBL: 2 5/8 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: nickel/casehardened Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 6023 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% original nickel finish exhibiting only scattered light flaking. The hammer retains vivid and bright original case colors. The grip are excellent showing a few minor handling marks with most of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically fine.

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Scarce and Excellent High Condition C.S. Shattuck

Lot 1119: Scarce and Excellent High Condition C.S. Shattuck "Swing-Out" Pocket Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2500 Manufactured circa 1880s. One line address on the left barrel flat with the 1879 patent date on the left side of the frame below the casehardened cylinder arm which is numbered to the gun. Fitted with checkered "CS" monogram grips. BBL: 2 3/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 CF Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 596 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original nickel finish showing a few areas of flaking. There is a small chip missing from the butt. The hammer, cylinder arm and spur trigger retain 90% original case colors. The grips are excellent with overall crisp checkering. A rarely observed and excellent C.S. Shattuck Pocket Revolver.

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Spectacular Sharps Model 1C Four Barrel Pistol

Lot 1120: Spectacular Sharps Model 1C Four Barrel Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4000 Pinned front and notch rear sights, with the fluted standing breech and round grip-to-frame junction. Nickel finished barrels with silver plated frame. Standard circular manufacturing marks around the frame screw on each side of the frame and barrel release on the underside. Checkered hammer with rotating firing pin, smooth trigger and two piece rosewood grips. Matching serial number on barrel and butt. BBL: 2-1/2 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 22 Finish: nickel/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 17413 Condition: Excellent with 99% of the original nickel on the barrel with limited flaking and minor frosting. 90% of the original silver plating on the frame with heavy flaking on the grip straps and right side of the frame. The high edges show a smooth brass patina. The hammer and trigger have a smooth gray patina. The grips are excellent with some minor scratches and some light bottom edge nicks, with limited varnish loss.

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Very Fine Connecticut Arms Hammond Patent

Lot 1121: Very Fine Connecticut Arms Hammond Patent "Bulldog" Single Shot Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Manufactured from 1866 to the late 1880s with a total production of approximately 8,000. These pistols feature a unique pivoting breechblock. The top of the barrel is marked "CONNECTICUT ARMS & MANFG CO NAUBUC CONN." and the top of the breechblock is marked "PATENTED OCT. 25. 1864" and the serial number is marked on the left side of the frame under the grip. Brass blade front sight and a notch in the breechblock release button serves as the rear sight. Blue barrel and casehardened remaining parts, and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 2761 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 85% original bright blue finish with some thinning, edge wear, a small area of minor pitting on the upper right flat and a few minor scratches. The breech block retains 70% original case colors with a smooth silver gray patina on the balance. The frame retains 40% original case colors with a smooth silver gray on the balance. The grips are excellent with some light handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Engraved Forehand & Wadsworth 22 Caliber Side Hammer Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 1122: Engraved Forehand & Wadsworth 22 Caliber Side Hammer Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $750 - 950 Manufactured in the 1870s with either factory or New York engraving. Fixed sights, with the two-line address and patent dates on the left barrel flat. Burst patterns are present on the cylinder and frame sides, with scroll and punch dot engraving on the frame, dotted checkerboard engraving on the barrel and back strap, dotted wave borders on the top strap. Fitted with a checkered hammer and trigger, and smooth pearl grips. BBL: 2 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 22 Finish: nickel Grips: mother of pearl Serial Number: 26187 Condition: Very fine, with 75% of the original nickel finish, showing a few minor scratches and handling marks overall and a bright gray patina on the cylinder. Grips are excellent, with a few dark spots on the left panel and attractive color. Mechanically fine.

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Very Scarce Engraved Sharps Model 2A Four-Barrel Pepperbox Pistol

Lot 1123: Very Scarce Engraved Sharps Model 2A Four-Barrel Pepperbox Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2500 Manufactured from 1859 to 1874. The pepperbox has the straight standing breech, straight grip to frame juncture, barrel release on the underside of the frame and checkered gutta percha grips. The straight standing breech features a floral engraving, with a checkered engraving on the backstrap. The frame sides and underside feature a unique pattern engraving that incorporates a checkered board pattern. "C. SHARPS/PATENT 1859" is stamped around the hammer screw on the left side of the frame and "C. SHARPS & Co/PHILADA, PA." on the right side. BBL: 3 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 30 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: Gutta Percha Serial Number: 1601 Condition: Very good. The barrels have a smooth brown patina with some scattered minor pitting. The frame retains some traces of the original silver plating with the exposed brass having a smooth aged patina. Both grips have a non-factory accent line cut near the frame and have a screw near the butt and a pin near the frame crudely added. Otherwise the grips are good with a couple absent chips and some scattered minor handling marks. The checkering is very good. The engraving is clear.

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Marlin Model 32 Standard 1876 Revolver

Lot 1124: Marlin Model 32 Standard 1876 Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $600 - 900 Manufactured from 1875 to 1887 with standard barrel rib marking. Left grip panel is numbered to gun. With contemporary partitioned case. BBL: 3 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: nickel Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 5615 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 60% original nickel finish with the balance a polished smooth gray patina showing some mild pitting. The grips are fine with a small missing chip, some minor handling marks and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically fine.

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Collector's Lot of Two Remington Antique Pistols

Lot 1125: Collector's Lot of Two Remington Antique Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1400 A) Manufactured from 1865 to 1888. Standard two line Remington address/patent dates barrel marking with the barrel numbered to the gun. BBL: 4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 4861 Condition: Fair as partially refinished with re-engraved barrel address. The pistol has a mottled gray patina showing a few patches of minor pitting. The grips are good with some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. - B) Manufactured from 1867 to 1888. Standard two line address/patent date barrel marking with barrel numbered to the gun. BBL: 2 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 5229 Condition: Good. The Derringer has a smooth crisp dark brown patina. The grips are also good with high edge wear and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Magnificent Cased Engraved German Silver Mounted Two Barrel Set by Kendall of Windsor, Vermont Under Hammer Percussion Rifle with Accessories

Lot 1126: Magnificent Cased Engraved German Silver Mounted Two Barrel Set by Kendall of Windsor, Vermont Under Hammer Percussion Rifle with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $8500 - 12000 Nicanor Kendall used inmates in the prison in Windsor, Vermont to manufacture his under hammer rifles at the rate of 32 cents a day per man. This rifle features two barrels, which have matching serial numbers. One gauges at 41 caliber is rilfed, octagon measuring 30 1/8 inches in length with a dovetailed bland front and adjustable sporting type rear sights. The second barrel measures 30 1/4 inches, 9 inches at the breech end is octagon and the remainder of the barrel is 15 sided and has fixed iron sights, gauges at 50 caliber smooth bore. Both barrels have four iron ram rod pipes and feature simple leaf pattern engraving on the breech and muzzle ends. Both are marked "N. KENDALL/WINDSOR VT" on the top flat near the breech and have the same engraving pattern around the marking. "MINGTON"over "TWISTED" is visible on the lower left flat of the smooth bore barrel. The serial number also appears on the bottom of the breech plug. The barrel tang is also engraved with the same pattern and is marked "SMITH'S/IMPROVED/PATENT/STUD/LOCK". Double set triggers and wooden ram rod/cleaning rod. The rifle is mounted with a smooth varnished walnut straight grip stock with all silver mountings. The sides of the hammer, grip extended trigger guard, patch box, upper buttplate tang and toe entension all have the floral leaf engraving pattern. There is a decorative silver side plate on each side of the wrist and an oval inset on the cheek piece. The rifle is complete in a custom wooden case with a recessed brass handle, brass corner protectors on the lid and red velvet lining. In the case is an unmarked powder flask, a three cavity (round) iron bullet mold marked "92/45" on one arm and "94" on the sprue cutter, a wooden handled screwdriver and a patch cutter. BBL: 30 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 41 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: 851 Condition: Fine. The barrel on the rifle retains 60% of the original brown finish with some scattered minor pitting and areas of gray patina. The second barrel retains 60% thin original brown finish with a smooth mottled patina on the balance. The stock is excellent with 95% original varnish remaining and showing some scattered minor dents and scratches. The silver mountings have a bright appearance. Unless noted above, the markings and engraving and clear. The action is fine. The case is fair with a large section of the wood veneer absent and a couple of moderate cracks in the lid. The lining is about good with some fading,moderate contact wear and staining. The accessories are all good or better.

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Extraordinary Klepzig San Francisco Marked Heavy Barrel Percussion Half Stock Target Rifle

Lot 1127: Extraordinary Klepzig San Francisco Marked Heavy Barrel Percussion Half Stock Target Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7500 The heavy barrel has a muzzle turned for a bullet starter with "44" stamped on the crown recess, marked "KLEPZIG/SAN FRANCISCO" on the upper left barrel flat and is equipped with a blade front sight and an adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight. The underside of the barrel is fitted with a solid rib with two ramrod pipes holding a brass tipped hickory ramrod. The plain lock plate is marked "KLEPZIG" and it is equipped with double set triggers. The half stock has checkering on the wrist and two barrel wedges (Hawken style) with oval German silver escutcheons. The rifle also shares another Hawken characteristic in that it has a reverve tapered top barrel tang. An additional German silver inlay is featured behind the scrolled and spurred trigger guard. The buttstock is fitted with an iron crescent buttplate with a cheekpiece on the left side and a plain patchbox on the right side. BBL: 33 1/4 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 48 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The barrel has an attractive smooth brown patina with a darker patina on the remaining metal surfaces. The bolster has had the clean-out screw replaced with an allen head screw. The stock is fine with worn checkering and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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J. Meunier Milwaukee Marked Percussion Schuetzen Rifle

Lot 1128: J. Meunier Milwaukee Marked Percussion Schuetzen Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 4500 Migrating from Germany to America in the 1850s, the Meunier Family established themselves in Milwaukee. Globe front and tang mounted diopter rear sights, with the 2-line address on the top barrel flat and a silver banded breech. Equipped with a double set trigger with wire front trigger and a swing-down hinged handrest triggerguard. Stock is fitted with a German silver tip, a round palm rest, textured and carved wrist, raised scroll and leaf carving around the shadow line cheekpiece and a Swiss-profile butt. 20th century chrome plated buttplate, triggerguard, lockplate, barrel tang and stock plate. An inscription panel marked "J.A. Sidler" is on the underside of the buttstock; notes from a prior owner indicate Joseph Anton Sidler was a German immigrant turned Milwaukee jeweler from 1854 to 1892. With a false muzzle and bullet starter. BBL: 30 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 39 Finish: blue/ nickel Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine as partially replated in chrome. With 70% faded original blue finish on barrel, showing minor spotting and handling marks overall. The fittings show minor flaking and dings, with a crack in the front triggerguard finial. The stock is very good, with some cracking around the triggerguard, a mended chip below the bolster, and scattered dents and scratches. Mechanically very good.

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Very Rare Documented Remington Factory Metallic Cartridge Conversion Revolving Rifle in .46 Rimfire Caliber

Lot 1129: Very Rare Documented Remington Factory Metallic Cartridge Conversion Revolving Rifle in .46 Rimfire Caliber

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8500 This is a nice example of a very rare Remington revolving rifle in .46 rimfire caliber. This rifle is pictured on page 103 in Howard M. Madaus' "THE GUNS OF REMINGTON: HISTORIC FIREARMS SPANNING TWO CENTURIES". Consignor only knows of three .46 rimfire examples in existences. These rifles were built on the frame of the New Model Revolver series and had a slightly longer cylinder and a longer loading lever, with only about 1,000 manufactured. This rifle is fitted with a 24 inch full octagon barrel factory converted to the very rare .46 rimfire caliber and has the specially installed conversion cylinder numbered "124". The top barrel flat is marked "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./NEW MODEL" and the left side trigger guard shoulder is stamped "44". German silver blade front sight and a fixed "V" notch rear sight, casehardened frame and loading lever with the remaining surfaces blue. Mounted on a nicely figured smooth walnut straight grip stock with the correct German silver brass scroll type trigger guard with spur and two piece crescent buttplate. BBL: 24 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 46 RF Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: Serial Number: 187 Condition: Good. The barrel has a smooth brown patina, showing some minor pitting with touch-up in some areas. The cylinder has a smooth artificial brown patina and the frame has a smooth brown patina showing some traces of original silvered out case colors. The trigger guard and buttplate retain 75% of the dull original silver. Stock has a repaired crack on the wrist and retains most of the professionally restored varnish with some light dings and scratches. The markings are clear. Mechanically fine.

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Rare Serial Number 1 Savage Revolving Rifle

Lot 1130: Rare Serial Number 1 Savage Revolving Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7000 These rifles are known by many names. They were made under the 1 June, 1852 patent of Henry S. North and Chauncy D. Skinner, so they are sometimes called "North & Skinner". They were made by the firm of North & Savage (same North with Edward S. Savage) and are sometimes called by that name. The latter firm became Savage Revolving Firearms Co. so they are most often simply called "Savage". The action of these early revolving rifles is more complicated than the later revolvers. There is a wedge behind the cylinder. When the lever below the cylinder is pulled down, it also pulls the wedge down and allows the spring around the cylinder pin to push the cylinder away from the barrel, disengaging the protruding mouth of the chambers from the barrel. When it is loose, a tooth on the wedge engages the track on the back of the cylinder causing it to turn to the next chamber. A link fastened to the lever behind the wedge cocks the hammer. When the lever is returned, the wedge forces it tight against the rear of the barrel. There are no external marks visible except the number "1" stamped on top of the receiver at the barrel junction. Vestiges of the address are barely visible in front of the rear sight. An assembly number "240" appears on the cylinder, cylinder pin, the bottom of the barrel under the cylinder pin, wedge, lever, buttplate, hammer, and right side plate internally. It also appears on the rear sight leaf but the 4 is stamped upside down. The number 114 appears on the right side of the lever and cocking link,195 on the left side plate and 69 on the trigger. The trigger and hammer both have two pivot holes so they can be assembled on another frame or frames. The different assembly numbers indicate a cleanup of factory parts or a period factory repair. The cylinder pin wedge, which goes into the slot to the rear of the recoil shield, is missing. The left wood to side plate screw, trigger spring, and trigger spring screw are also missing. The round brass patch box is mounted on the left side of the butt stock instead of the right where it is normally found. The buttplate is iron. Only a few hundred of these were made. BBL: 24 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 41 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 1 Condition: Good as an old refinish with mixed scattered spots, surface rust and light pitting. The wood is cracked and splintered at the wrist due to a design flaw. The stock, very thin at this point, was fastened to the side plates with screws on the inside of the stock so removing the stock will break it unless the side plate screws are removed first. Obviously this did not happen and there are several splinters missing in this area. There are also drying cracks on the stock near the buttplate. The stock retains considerable original varnish. The trigger spring is missing but otherwise the action is functional.

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Very Fine Scarce Massive

Lot 1131: Very Fine Scarce Massive "Dragoon" Size Engraved Henry Deringer Philadelphia Percussion Pistol with Set Trigger

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Description: Estimate: $6500 - 10000 This is an example of a highly desirable and extremely scarce dueling or dragoon size percussion pistol with a 7 inch octagon rifled barrel manufactured by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Deringer manufactured percussion pistols from the late 1830s to 1868. This pistol is marked "DERINGER/PHIA" on top of the barrel plug and on the lock plate. The lock plate, fish hammer, trigger guard, barrel tang and barrel plug feature a scroll engraving. The round trigger guard has a floral type finial. The pistol has a rare single set trigger. The barrel has a solid iron rib on the underside which has an iron ramrod pipe holding what appears to be a period replacement wooden ramrod. The stock features hand checkering in the grip area and a single barrel wedge. The barrel wedge escutcheons, lock plate screw escutcheon and escutcheon behind the barrel tang are non-engraved German silver of an ornate pattern. BBL: 7 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 80% original brown finish. The German silver is fine. The remaining metal surfaces have an even aged gray patina. The stock is very fine with some minor handling marks and retaining most of the original varnish. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically fine. A rarely obsurved high condition dragoon size Henry Deringer pistol that one would spend a longtime looking for a similar example.

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Extraordinary Edwin Landmore Superposed Percussion Pistol

Lot 1132: Extraordinary Edwin Landmore Superposed Percussion Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 A floral scroll engraving is present on the fish hammers, lock plates, trigger guard and barrel tang. The top of the barrel is marked "EDWIN LANDMORE, HEREFORD" and the lower barrel is stamped with two British proofs near the breech. Niter blue belt hook and trigger guard with remaining surfaces casehardened. It has an iron swivel ramrod. The one piece grip has fine checkering, a flared butt, cap compartment and blank silver initial shield. BBL: 5 inch round Stock: Gauge: 54 Finish: casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains 97% original case colors and the belt hook and trigger guard retain 90% original niter blue. The grip is excellent with some scattered minor handling marks with overall crisp checkering. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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Magnificent Cased Pair of European Percussion Pistols

Lot 1133: Magnificent Cased Pair of European Percussion Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 A) Dovetailed bead front and notch rear sights, with a Liege oval proof on the left barrel flat. The barrel is finished in a high polish blue, with German silver wedge escutcheons and a satin gray finish on the other components, along with fine decorative scroll engraving. Carved ribbed pistol grip stock, with carved scrollwork on the tip and a matching contoured buttplate. In a black lacquered hardwood case, decorated with a brass lid plaque engraved with a shield design. The case is lined with red velvet, marked in gold "VERNEY J.re/A LYON" inside the lid, and contains both pistols, loading and cleaning rods, ebony mallet, nipple wrench, powder measure, 2 lidded jars and a pair of lidded compartments. BBL: 9 3/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 45 Finish: blue/satin gray Grips: hardwood Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent, with 97% of the bright original high polish blue finish, showing a gray patina along the high edges and light scratches and handling marks, and the satin finished componets show a small amount of spotting. The stock is excellent, with minor dents and scratches. Case is fine, with mild dents and cracks on the exterior and mild stains and wear on the liner, which has taken on a yellow-tan color overall, with original red in the compartments. Bullet mold not included. Mechanically excellent. - B) As described in A. BBL: 9 3/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 45 Finish: blue/satin gray Grips: hardwood Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent, with 90% of the original blue finish, showing gray patina

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Attractive Enamel and Gold Accented European Percussion Muff Pistol with Carved Ebony Grip

Lot 1134: Attractive Enamel and Gold Accented European Percussion Muff Pistol with Carved Ebony Grip

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2500 Brass post front and notch rear sights, with a blue round muzzle section of the barrel, a knurled band in the center, an octagonal breech showing green enamel filled accents cuts on the flats and "4" on the underside. A deeply etched dotted checkerboard pattern is present on the hammer with ribbed accents on the head and fenced bolster. The frame shows deeply cut and gold wash filled scroll designs, which are also present on the underside of the folding trigger. One piece ribbed ebony grip with a raised fan design at the frame, raised scrolls with dotted background on the sides and a steel buttcap with ball accent and gold wash filled scrollwork. BBL: 3 1/2 inc half octagon Stock: Gauge: 44 Finish: blue/bright Grips: ebony Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The barrel shows 97% of it's original bright blue, with light scratches and a few small areas of brown patina. The remainder of the metal shows an attractive bright appearance with some enamel loss on the barrel and mild spotting. 70% of the original gold wash remains, with some fading. The grip is also excellent with a few light dents. Mechanically excellent.

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Cased Engraved Pair of French Percussion Pistols with Accessories

Lot 1135: Cased Engraved Pair of French Percussion Pistols with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 4500 A) Floral scroll engraving is featured on the lock plate, hammer, breech plug, barrel tang, spur trigger guard and grip cap. The octagon barrel is rifled. There are no visible markings on the pistol. It has fixed sights. The stock has a single barrel wedge with silver oval escutcheons and a fluted grip area. The case is marked "L. LEFAURE/A PARIS" in gold on the inside of the padded lid. Included are the following accessories: cleaning rod, mallet, brass ramrod, nipple wrench/screwdriver, wooden cap container, wooden wad container, brass bullet mold, powder scoop, powder flask and oiler. The case is lined in royal purple velvet and the top of the lid has a monogrammed brass initial shield. BBL: 9 3/4 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Period refinished. The barrel retains most of the dull blue finish. The remaining surfaces have a smooth gray patina with a crisp engraving. The reoiled stock is fine with a couple minor cracks and a few mild handling marks. Mechanically fine. The case is very good with a number of minor handling marks, some chipping and cracking on the veneer and worn lining. The lock face is missing. The ramrod is broken, otherwise the accessories are fine. - B) As described in "A". BBL: 9 3/4 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Period refinished. The barrel retains 97% of the blue finish. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth gray patina with a crisp engraving. The reoiled stock is excellent with a few light handling marks.

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Cased Pair of Double Barrel Percussion Pistols

Lot 1136: Cased Pair of Double Barrel Percussion Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 A) The right lock plate is marked "Weidner" and the left lock plate is marked "Schleiz." The upper tang is marked with the number "1." Floral scroll engraved hammers, locks, upper tang and trigger guard. A "crown/V" is stamped on the solid rib. The stock has a flared round butt, single barrel wedge and checkering on the grip area. The pistol has a wooden ramrod. The wooden case is partitioned and lined in purple velvet. BBL: 5 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 percussion Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The barrels retain 60% original brown finish. The remaining metal surfaces retain 30% original case colors. The stock is very fine with a few pressure dents and some minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically fine. The case is fair with missing partition walls, worn lining and a minor crack on the lid. - B) As described in "A" but with the number "2" marked on the upper tang. BBL: 5 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 percussion Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The barrels retain 40% original brown finish with some minor spotting. The remaining metal surfaces 30% original case colors. The cracked stock is very good with some minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically fine.

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Pair of Large Engraved European Percussion Pistols

Lot 1137: Pair of Large Engraved European Percussion Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 A) The lock plate is marked "I.L.P.W.K." and has floral scroll engraving. This engraving is repeated on the hammer, bolster and barrel tang. The brass furniture which includes the side plate and ramrod pipe also feature engraving. The barrel tang is marked with the number "1."The stock has a flared butt with floral carving, horn forend cap and fine grip checkering. The pistol has a horn tipped wooden ramrod. Writer believes this pistol to be of Austrian origin. BBL: 10 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The pistol has a smooth gray patina with some very scattered light pitting. The brass has an aged patina with "E102" hand marked on the trigger guard tang. The stock is fine with a number of minor handling marks and some worn checkering. Mechanically excellent. - B) Same engraving and features as described in "A" but with a lock plate marked "IN WIEN" and barrel tang marked "2". BBL: 10 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The pistol has a smooth gray patina with some scattered light pitting. The brass has an aged patina. The stock is fine with a number of minor handling marks and some worn checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Magnificent Cased Set of Exhibition Engraved and Gold Inlaid Deane Adams & Deane Belgian Double Action Percussion Revolvers with Accessories

Lot 1138: Magnificent Cased Set of Exhibition Engraved and Gold Inlaid Deane Adams & Deane Belgian Double Action Percussion Revolvers with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $14000 - 25000 A) This is a magnificent cased set of engraved and gold inlaid Belgian percussion revolvers. The top strap is marked in gold "MANUFE DE C DANDOY A LIEGE/PAR PRIVILEGE DE/MRS DEANE ADAMS & DEANE BT'ES". The marking is bordered by a floral scroll design accented with gold inlaid flowers. The frame is decorated with floral scroll and flower designs with accents of gold inlaid flowers. The cylinder is decorated with a wooded field scene with two gold inlaid hunting dogs chasing a gold inlaid pig. The front edge of the cylinder has a geometric border and the rear edge scroll style border with accents of gold inlaid flowers. The muzzle of the barrel, front and back straps and the trigger guard are engraved with floral scroll designs, with a gold inlaid animals head on the trigger guard with a gold inlaid circle around it. The front of the frame and cylinder are marked with a crown over "crown/CD" over the matching serial number. The left side of the frame is marked "ADAMS/1851/PATENT". The revolver is finished in a high polish blue with bright spurless hammer, hammer block/safety and cylinder pin, dovetailed blade front and frame notch rear sights and fitted with a one-piece ivory grip with scroll carving. The buttcap is engraved with scroll designs and the cap compartment lid has a gold inlaid lions head. The pair are complete in a double deck wooden case with decorative contrasting inlaid wood bordering and a large ivory inlay in the center of the lid and around the lock. (These appear to have been added to the case at a later time). Each has its own set of accessories and this revolver has an iron patch cutter, brass two cavity bullet mold with iron sprue cutter and marked "REGISTERED/R. ADAMS" with "28 Nov./1851" in the center over "54/crown/CD", bag shaped lacquered powder flask, nickel oiler, round wooden container with screw-on lid, wooden handled nipple wrench, extra cylinder with the same markings, engraving and gold inlays, (horse instead of a pig) cardboard J. Goldmark cap container, partially full, combination nipple wrench/screwdriver, 3 round lead bullets and a wooden handled ramrod/cleaning rod. BBL: 6 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 45 percussion Finish: blue Grips: ivory Serial Number: 4533 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 50% original blue finish with a smooth gray patina on the balance. All of the gold inlay remains. The grip is excellent with nice sharp carving and a very pleasant dark patina. The engraving and markings remain crisp and clear. The action is fine. The case is very good with some scattered minor dings and scratches on the exterior. The lining has faded and is drying out, showing some contact wear and some crumbling. The extra cylinder has a smooth gray patina with clear engraving and all of the gold inlay remaining. All of the accessories are very good. - B) The top strap is gold inlaid "MANUFE DE DANDOY A LIEGE/PAR PRIVILEGE DE/MRS DEANE ADAMS & DEANE BRTES". The frame is decorated with floral and geometric engraved designs with accents of gold inlaid flowers and a field scene at the bottom of both sides with a gold inlaid hunting dog chasing a gold inlaid fox. The cylinder is decorated with a hunting scene of gold inlaid hunters on horseback with two gold inlaid hunting dogs chasing a gold inlaid deer. The left side of the barrel at the breech is marked with a "crown/N", and the front of the frame and cylinder are marked with a "crown/CD" over the matching serial number. The trigger guard is engraved with geometric designs with a gold inlaid hunting dog lying down in an oval panel flanked by a gold inlaid flower. The left side of the frame is marked "ADAMS/1851/PATENT". All blue finish with a bright spurless hammer, dovetailed blade front and notch rear sight, and fitted with checkered and floral carved gutta percha one-piece grip. The buttcap is engraved with shell designs, accented with gold inlaid flowers and the cap lid has a gold inlaid game bird. This revolver is stored it its own compartment of the case and has the same accessories as "A" with the exception of the patch cutter, 4 round lead bullets and one conical. The extra cylinder for this revolver is engraving with a hunting scene with two gold inlaid hunters on horseback with lances hunting a gold inlaid lion. There is a floral scroll border on the front and rear edges. The cylinder is marked with the "crown/CD" and numbered to the gun. BBL: 6 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 45 percussion Finish: blue Grips: Gutta Percha Serial Number: 4525 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 40% of the original bright blue finish with a gray patina on the balance. There is some minor pitting on the barrel. All of the gold inlay remains. The extra cylinder has a smooth gray patina with all of the gold inlay remaining. The grip is very good with a few minor dings, crisp checkering and sharp pattern. The markings and engraving are clear. The action is fine. The lining in this revolvers compartment is not as faded as is "A"s, there is some contact wear, some separation between the case wall and lining, and some of the edging is absent. An impressive double cased set of engraved and gold inlaid Belgian percussion revolvers with all the accessories.

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Magnificent Rosewood Cased Exhibition Grade Large French Pinfire Revolver with Ivory Grips and Accessories

Lot 1139: Magnificent Rosewood Cased Exhibition Grade Large French Pinfire Revolver with Ivory Grips and Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 15000 This is a beautiful example of a exhibition grade French pinfire revolver which features a very unique two tone gold finish and silver relief chiseled floral engraving on the barrel muzzle, breech and lug, cylinder, frame, trigger guard and grip straps. The only marking is on the left rear barrel flat, a "crown/EL" over "ACIER FONDU" (translated cast steel). There is an ejector rod mounted on the right side of the frame, Lanyard ring on the butt, high post front and hammer notch rear sights. Fitted with smooth ivory grips. The revolver is complete in a wooden case with inscribed brass shield on the lid, brass corner protectors and double inlaid brass bands on the lid. The lining is blue satin with a gold rope accent in the lid and French cut blue velvet in the case. The interior has two covered compartments with ivory pulls. In the case is a short ivory handled soft brush, possibly for the cylinder chambers, an ivory handled screwdriver, ivory handled cleaning rod and ivory oiler. BBL: 5 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 11 PF Finish: gold/silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: 178553 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% original gold finish with some scattered pin prick type blistering, some minor flaking on the edges and some normal usage wear on the trigger sides with a smooth brown patina on the trigger face. 98% of the original silver remains. Overall there is a small amount of minor oxidation. The grip is excellent with a few hairline age cracks radiating from the left side screw escutcheon and showing an attractive grain. The action needs minor work, the hammer does not function in either single or double action, the cylinder does rotate when the trigger is pulled. (This probably benifited the revolver due to not functioning, which in turn saved the finish!) The engraving remains sharp. The case is excellent overall with a few minor dings and scratches on the exterior. There are a few holes and tears in the lid lining and the velvet lining shows some moderate contact wear from the revolver and some minor soiling. All of the accessories are extremely fine.

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Spectacular Engraved Miniature European Pinfire Double Action Revolver with Fitted Leather Pipe Case

Lot 1140: Spectacular Engraved Miniature European Pinfire Double Action Revolver with Fitted Leather Pipe Case

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 This is a nice example of a miniature pinfire revolver. There is a Liege ELG proofmark and the serial number is marked on the lower right side of the frame, with the partial serial number "13" on the loading gate. The is a simple line design engraved on the breech end of the barrel and floral scroll engraving on the cylinder, frame and back strap. Blade front sight, folding trigger and fitted with checkered walnut grips. Comes with a pipe case lined in brown velvet. BBL: 2 1/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 5.5 mm pinfire Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 2331 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% plus original nickel finish with some flaking at the muzzle, ejector rod and frame, and some light blistering on the grip straps. The grips are also excellent with a few mild handling marks and crisp checkering. The engraving is crisp. The trigger does not stay up, otherwise the action is excellent. The case is very fine with some minor scuff and scratches and some minor contact wear to the lining.

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Excellent Engraved E. Le Faucheux Double Action Pinfire Pocket Revolver

Lot 1141: Excellent Engraved E. Le Faucheux Double Action Pinfire Pocket Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2250 Marked "E. LEFAUCHEUX / Inur BREVETE" on the left side of the barrel lug and "MASUERERS LIEGE AND LONDON" engraved on top of the barrel. There are Belgian proofmarks on the cylinder and the lower right side of the barrel lug. The serial number is on the left side of the frame. The frame, cylinder and grip straps are engraved with floral scroll designs. Blade front and hammer notch rear sights, folding trigger, ejector rod mounted on the right side of the frame and fitted with smooth ebony grips. BBL: 3 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 7 mm pinfire Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: ebony Serial Number: 201493 Condition: Extremely fine. The revolver retains 95% of the brilliant original blue, showing a few areas of brown patina, mild handling marks and high edge wear. The frame retains 75% of the original bright case colors, with a smooth gray patina on the grip straps. There is a very small piece broken off at the tip of the loading latch. The folding trigger does not stay up, otherwise the action is fine. The markings and engraving are crisp and clear.

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Cased Pair of Engraved European Percussion Target Pistols with Accessories

Lot 1142: Cased Pair of Engraved European Percussion Target Pistols with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $4000 - 6000 A) This lot consists of a pair of percussion pistols with blade and notch sights and there are no maker markings. There is a number "1" on top of the barrel plug and barrel tang. The bottom of the barrels are marked on both "2471", "LF", "LP", "10.8", with the one being "4" dn the other "5". The wood is stamped "JNI" and the casehardened breechblock is number "2471" to correspond to the barrel (writer believes these to be of French origin). A floral scroll engraved pattern is present on the barrel plug, barrel tang, lock plate, hammer, butt cap, and spur trigger guard. The screw heads are floral blossom engraved. Blue barrel with remaining metal surfaces casehardened. The half stock has a relief floral scroll carving on the underside of the forearm and the grip area has fine checkering. The single barrel wedge is floral blossom engraved. The pair of pistols are housed in a wooden case lined with royal purple velvet and has several compartments with two having lids with wooden knobs. The accessories accompanying the pistols are the following: brass tipped wooden ramrod, wooden cleaning rod with brass attachment, single cavity conical iron bullet mold, two wooden round boxes, nicely figured wooden mallet, oiler, powder measure, iron powder scoop, two nicely figured wooden handle tools (screwdriver, percussion nipple wrench) and E. Gauplillat of Paris percussion cap paper tin with caps. BBL: 9 1/4 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 11 mm Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 90% bright original high polish blue finish showing some mild thinning. The remaining metal surfaces have faded to an attractive gray patina with traces of original case colors. The stock is also excellent with a few minor handling marks. The checkering is crisp. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with a cracked bottom, minor handling marks and worn lining. The accessories are very fine. - B) As described in "A", but with the number "2" marked on the barrel plug and barrel tang. BBL: 9 1/4 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 11 mm Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 90% bright original blue finish with some minor spotting and a few tool like marks. The remaining metal surfaces have faded to an attractive gray patina with traces of original case colors. The stock is also excellent with a couple tool like pressure marks (left side under barrel), a few light handling marks and a small hairline crack near the trigger guard. The checkering is crisp. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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Cased Pair of Excellent Claudin Breech Loading Parlor Pistols with Accessories

Lot 1143: Cased Pair of Excellent Claudin Breech Loading Parlor Pistols with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4500 A) This lot consists of a cased pair of exceptional deluxe French breech loading parlor pistols with accessories. The top flat of the barrel is engraved "Fd Claudin Brevete a Paris" in a bold Old English style script. The number "1" is engraved behind the notch rear sight. A proof is stamped on the rear of the left barrel flat. The hammer spur is checkered and features a line and dot engraved pattern with the top rear of the hammer having a border engraving. The upper tang, spur trigger guard and butt cap also featuring an engraving. The half stock features a deep relief floral carved pattern on the underside of the forearm and the grip area has deep flutes. The stock is nicely figured varnished walnut. The two pistols are held in a wooden case lined with green felt and has eight compartments (two with lids). The inside of the padded lid has "FD. CLAUDIN BTR./PARIS" highlighted in gold. The case also holds the following accessories: two horn tipped rods, James Dixon & Sons oiler and round container holding approximately 70 cartridges with an acorn head stamp. BBL: 8 3/4 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 1 Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 97% bright original blue finish showing mild handling marks and some mild thinning. The remaining metal surfaces have a bright appearance with some minor pitting (mostly on the trigger guard.) The stock is also excellent with a few scattered minor handing marks and retaining nearly all of the varnish. Mechanically excellent. The case is very fine with some minor handling marks and a couple hairline cracks with worn lining. The accessories are fine. - B) As described in "A", but with a different engraved pattern on the trigger guard, buttcap and upper tang, the number "2" engraved behind the rear sight and a different pattern on the hammer spur (checkered with light floral engraving). BBL: 8 3/4 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 2 Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% bright original blue finish showing some thinning to a brown. The remaining metal surfaces have an overall bright appearance with some scattered light pitting. The stock is also excellent with a few scattered minor handling marks and retaining nearly all of the varnish. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare Documented Deluxe Engraved T.W. Cofer Portsmouth, Virginia Marked Gold Inlaid Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun

Lot 1144: Rare Documented Deluxe Engraved T.W. Cofer Portsmouth, Virginia Marked Gold Inlaid Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 12000 This is an example of a scarce Cofer imported English percussion shotgun. Cofer of Portsmouth, Va. was a maker of Confederate pistols and is the subject in a segment of "Confederate Handguns" by William A. Albaugh III, Hugh Benet Jr. and Edward N. Simmons. A small part of the segment relates to longarms by Cofer which are termed "even more uncommon that his pistols." It mentions some of the long guns and this shotgun is identified by serial number stating that it is an imported English 16 gauge double-barreled shotgun which bears a full set of Birmingham proof marks and was probably made in the 1850s. There is also a photograph of the double ribbon marking on the top of the rib. The caption under the photo says in part "one of the best examples of this sort that has come to the attention of the authors." This shotgun was once in the collection of Edward N. Simmons, one of the books authors. This shotgun features Damascus barrels with a single bead sight on the smooth concave solid rib which is engraved with two banners reading "T.W. COFER & Co." and "PORTSMOUTH, VA." surrounded by floral scroll engraving. There are two gold inlaid bands on the rib extension and platinum plugs. The underside of the barrels are marked with the serial number ahead of the forearm and the full set of Birmingham proofs mentioned in the article are under the forearm on the underside of the barrels. The fish head motif hammers are engraved with floral scroll designs. The left lock plate is engraved with a field scene with game birds and a dog on the right side. The locks have a decorative engraved border and the rear of the locks have a floral scroll design. The trigger guard and lower tang are also engraved with floral scroll designs with a decorative front finial. The shotgun has the original ebony ram rod/cleaning rod with brass ends, (one end threaded for attachments). Mounted with a one-piece varnished checkered walnut straight grip stock with an iron shotgun buttplate. The barrels choke at a very loose cylinder and the length of pull is 14 1/8 inches. BBL: 29 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 16 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 2122 Condition: Very fine. The barrels retain almost all of the original brown finish with almost all of the Damascus pattern remaining. There are strong traces of the original case colors in the protected areas under the hammers on the locks, otherwise the remaining metal surfaces have a smooth gray and brown patina. The stock is also very fine with 95% original varnish remaining and showing some scattered minor dents and dings with crisp flats and checkering. The engraving and markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Rare Early Engraved English Double Barrel Match Grade Hammer Shotgun Marked Winchester Repeating Arms Co.

Lot 1145: Rare Early Engraved English Double Barrel Match Grade Hammer Shotgun Marked Winchester Repeating Arms Co.

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 7000 This is a very rare early British double barrel shotgun manufactured in England between 1879 and 1884 for Winchester Repeating Arms Co., imported and sold through their New York store. Approximately 10,000 of these shot guns were imported by Winchester, primarily in 10 and 12 gauge with 30 or 32 inch Damascus barrels. The shotguns were made in five grades, "D" being the lowest Grade, C, B, A and the "Match Gun" grade which exhibited the highest level of the Gunmakers Art at the time. To manufacture these shotguns Winchester selected a small group of English Master gunsmiths to produce them exclusively for the US market. Assembly numbers were originally applied in England by the gunsmiths. Once received, Winchester applied their own in-house factory serial number which was engraved on the lower tang. Single brass bead sight on the smooth solid concave rib marked "WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO (Match Gun) NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A.". There is a dolls head extension with a shell design and scroll engraving. 2 3/4 inch chambers, choked modified/modified with an extractor. The underside of the barrels have various proof marks, marked "NOT FOR BALL", assembly number "2037" and the matching serial number. The locks are engraved with light scroll and border engraving as well as a scene of a dog in a oval at the rear of each lock. Ahead of the hammers is marked "WINCHESTER REPEATING /ARMS CO/Match Gun". The hammers, frame, and break lever are scroll engraved and the trigger guard is engraved with a fancy monogrammed "WRA&Co". The barrels are brown and the remaining parts casehardened. Mounted with checkered select grade English walnut forearm and round knob pistol grip stock with a checkered horn buttplate and "J" inscribed initial shield. Length of pull is 14 3/8 inches. BBL: 30 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 12 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 1213 Condition: Refurbished to very fine condition with almost all of the brown finish and Damascus pattern remaining on the barrels. Much of the case colors remain on the remaining parts with areas that have silvered out and some smooth gray patina. The wood is very good showing a few minor dings and scratches, and crisp checkering. The markings and engraving are clear. Mechanically fine.

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Rare Collier Patent Percussion Revolver

Lot 1146: Rare Collier Patent Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8000 This is a rare percussion revolver based on the Collier patent with a limited number of these revolvers produced and is a percussion version of Elisha Hayden Collier's flintlock revolving pistol. The pistol is an unusual example due to the shorter barrel and percussion ignition. The lock plate is marked with a large crown (denoting royal appointment) followed by "COLLIER PATENT". The left stock flat features an inlaid plaque engraved with a star burst with the name "EVANS" period inscribed in block letters. Five shot fluted manually revolved cylinder, octagon barrel and solid rib with bead front sight. Plain walnut stock with flared butt with floral engraved cap. Comes with the original steel tipped ramrod with worm. BBL: 4 3/8 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 45 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The revolver has a mix between a smooth brown patina and smooth gray patina with some pin prick pitting (slightly heaver pitting on the cylinder and breech end of barrel). Tang has been repaired many years ago at the area of the serial number and screws are slightly marred. The sanded stock is fair with the exception of some material loss and a couple small cracks, along with some minor dings and scratches. The lock plate is loose (a screw is missing) and the cylinder cover is missing. Mechanically needs work as the cylinder does not manually rotate.

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Charles Lancaster Four Barreled Pistol with History

Lot 1147: Charles Lancaster Four Barreled Pistol with History

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Description: Estimate: $3750 - 5500 A product of the mid 1800s, Charles Lancaster's multi-barreled pistols operated on the same grouped barrel principle as the more common smaller double action pepperbox pistols, but were available in massive calibers. Though never a standard issue weapon with the British colonial forces, many officers assigned to Africa and India chose Lancasters over the standard issue revolvers due to their superior rate of fire and large caliber. An estimated 712 of all models of this four barreled pistol were manufactured. The top of the barrel cluster is marked "CHARLES LANCASTER, PATENT BOND ST. LONDON". Both sides of the barrel cluster are stamped with six proofs near the breech with "476 CF" stamped on the left side. Additional British proofs are stamped on the sides of the frame. The workshop number "47" is stamped on the underside of the frame and barrel cluster near the hinge with the serial number engraved on the trigger guard. The breech face is stamped "PATENT CHARLES LANCASTER" in a circle. Fitted with checkered bird head grips and a lanyard ring on the butt. According to the consignor's research, this pistol serial number 7659 was sold to Royal Navy Captain A. Moore in April 1885. Arthur William Moore joined the Royal Navy in 1860 and was the commander of HMS Orion during the Egyptian War of 1882 and was present at the occupation of Ismailia and Battle of Tel el Kebir. He became Rear Admiral in 1899 and Commander in Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station from 1902-04. He retired in 1912. BBL: 6 1/4 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 476 CF Finish: blue Grips: checkered walnut Serial Number: 7659 Condition: Very fine. The pistol retains 60% plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. There is some very scattered very minor pitting. The grips are fine with a small chip missing near the bottom, some minor handling marks and some wear in the checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Superb Pair of Sequentially Numbered Alexander Henry Marked Double Barrel Howdah Pistols

Lot 1148: Superb Pair of Sequentially Numbered Alexander Henry Marked Double Barrel Howdah Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $8500 - 13000 A) Operating out of Edinburgh, Alexander Henry is best known for his work in the field of rifles, and included among his credits designing the rifling that would become the standard for the Martini-Henry Rifle adopted by the British in 1871. Named for the carriages used with riding elephants, the howdah pistol was originally intended as a point defense weapon to protect the rider and mount from hostile wildlife. Their potent stopping power made them desirable among big game hunters looking for a backup weapon, and some military officers who found the service revolvers of the day insufficient for their needs. Both pistols are equipped with ramp bead front and wire accented fixed notch rear sights, with "ALEXr HENRY, EDINBURGH AND LONDON." on the rib and a number on the rib, water table and top of the frame, "1" on this pistol and "2" on the B in this lot. Fine scroll engraving is present on the frame, locks, hammers, action lever and triggerguard, with floral designs on the screws. Checkered forearm and pistol grip, with engraved wedge escutcheons and a lanyard ring on the casehardened buttplate. BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 50 CF Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 4771 Condition: Very fine as period refurbished, with 95% of the brown finish on the Damascus barrels, showing minimal wear around the muzzle, a dent on the front sight, and a few light handling marks. The case colors are 95% bright and vivid, showing highly attractive color. The right hammer has darkened, with a cracked and mended spur. Stock is fine, with mild dents and a small chip on the wedge. Mechanically excellent. - B) As described in "A", with the number "2" on the barrel rib, on top of the frame, and on the water table, and the serial number "4772" on the rear triggerguard finial. BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 50 CF Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 4772 Condition: Very fine as period refurbished. 98% of the brown finish is present on the barrels, with some fading on the left side, mild handling marks and a well defined Damascus pattern. Case colors are bright and vivid, with over 95% of the original color remaining, showing some silvering on the high points. Wood is fine, with some dents and scuffs. Mechanically excellent. A superb set of Howdah Pistols that would make a fine addition to any collection of big game weaponry, or African safari items.

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Magnificent Cased 19th Century, Finely Documented Engraved John Krider Philadelphia Percussion Target Rifle Photographed in Riling's Flask Book

Lot 1149: Magnificent Cased 19th Century, Finely Documented Engraved John Krider Philadelphia Percussion Target Rifle Photographed in Riling's Flask Book

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Description: Estimate: $40000 - 60000 This is a spectacular example of a John Krider percussion target rifle. John Krider was an American sporting goods maker in Philadelphia where he made everything from fly rods and fishing reels to top quality shotguns and rifles. This rifle is of the highest quality from the muzzle to the buttplate. This rifle in it's case with the accessories are pictured on page 70 in the book "The Powder Flask Book" by Ray Riling. The barrel is finished brown and is fitted with a false muzzle, full solid under rib, blade front and fixed iron rear sights. The top barrel flat is marked "JOHN KRIDER PHILADA." behind the rear sight. The remaining surfaces are casehardened with fine scroll engraving on the lock, hammer, trigger guard and tangs. The lock, breech plug, trigger guard and tangs also have a fine scallop border. The lock is marked "JOHN KRIDER". There is an elevation adjustable peep sight mounting on the stock wrist that is able to have interchangeable apertures. Adjustable double set triggers, double spur trigger guard and the breech plug has an ornate contoured flash suppressing fence. Ebony ram rod with a silver tip and mounted full a very nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut half stock with a iron forend cap, with simple border engraving, ornate engraved wedge escutcheon, teardrop flats, cheek piece, ornate patch box and crescent iron buttplate. The buttplate tang and decorative 5 inch toe extension are engraved with a scallop border. The patch box has the same fine scroll engraving and a scallop border. The rifle is complete in a period leather wrapped hard takedown case with green felt lining and a John Krider label affixed to the inside of the lid. The brass latch is marked "PATD MAY 54/& FEB 67/EXTD MAY'68". In the case is a hickory cleaning rod with detachable handle, 2 worms, a jag, a bullet starter, 4 cavity brass bullet mold with iron sprue cutter, a very rare extra special custom swiss cross shaped patch cutter, an ebony handled nipple wrench and screwdriver, bullet sizing swedge, leather covered James Dixon powder flask, an extra peep sight aperture, a pin head globe front sight, a front sight base, a small punch and two empty cap tins, one American Flask and Cap Company and an unmarked lacquered tin. BBL: 30 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 41 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent plus. The barrel and under rib retain 99% original brown finish. The remaining parts retains almost all of the original bright case colors with some silvering out on the buttplate heel and a smooth gray on the toe. The stock is also excellent with with a few minor small scratches and handling marks. The flats, tear drops, checkering and edge of the cheekpiece are very sharp. The markings and engraving are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The case is fair. The binding for the hinge is separating, and the two exterior straps are absent. The exterior shows some scuffs and wear. The lining is very fine with some very minor contact wear. All the accessories are excellent. This is simply an outstanding John Krider percussion target rifle with all the accessories that certainly equals the finest example known, if not being the finest example known!

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