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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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Matching Pair of Ornate Chiseled English Richard Wilson Flintlock Pistols

Lot 1150: Matching Pair of Ornate Chiseled English Richard Wilson Flintlock Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 7000 A) Richard Wilson founded one of the largest single gunmaking firms in London until the final decades of the 18th Century and were the "Gunmakers to Empire", 1730 to 1832. These pistols are highly ornate, having deep relief floral designs on the rear half of the barrel and floral engraving on the forward portion. Relief floral designs adorn the hammer, frizzen and rear of the lock with gold present in the recessed areas. The inside of the flash pan is gold. The lock is marked "WILSON" with large stylistic "W" ahead of the hammer. The barrel tang has a feather design with gold accents. The mountings are silver and feature deep relief patriotic motifs, those being the left side plate, large thumb oval, buttcap and trigger guard. The trigger guard finial has a floral design. The full stock is decorated with silver wire inlays. Blade front sight with a heart shaped base and grooved rear sight and wooden ram rod with silver tip. The side plate screws are gold. Writer believes this pair were made for the Eastern Trade and are sometimes referred to as "Chieftan" quality. BBL: 9 1/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 68 Finish: gold/bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The barrel has a smooth silver gray patina. Much of the gold remains, however it is difficult to determine exactly how much gold was originally on the pistol. The trigger guard has an old repair ahead of and behind the bow, and the bow is slightly bent. The stock is also good with 20% of the silver wire inlay remaining. The stock pin holes are enlarged and there are numerous small dings and dents on the underside. The action is excellent. - B) Described in "A" BBL: 9 1/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 68 Finish: bright/gold Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The barrel has a silver gray patina with some discoloration. The buttcap and thumb oval are a little loose. Much of the gold remains, however again it is difficult to determine the exact amount originally on the pistol. The stock is also good with 30% of the silver wire inlay remaining. The left side buttcap extension has a separation near the top and there is an epoxy repair in the same area. The rear stock pin hole is enlarged and the underside shows numerous minor dents and dings. The action is excellent.

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Cased Pair of Clarke Dublin Damascus Barrel Flintlock Pistols with Accessories

Lot 1151: Cased Pair of Clarke Dublin Damascus Barrel Flintlock Pistols with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 4000 A) The Damascus octagon smooth bore barrel is re-marked "CLARKE DUBLIN" on the top flat near the breech. There is a gold inlaid band at the breech of the barrel and a circular gold inlay surrounding the touch hole. The underside of the barrel has a solid iron rib. The pistol has fixed sights. The barrel tang and spur trigger guard have an engraved patriotic motif. The trigger guard has a pineapple finial. The hammer and lock plate have a light floral scroll engraving with the lock re-marked "CLARKE". Iron furniture with a horn forend cap. For the hammer to be cocked the trigger must be pushed forward. The stock has a checkered grip area, single barrel wedge with silver oval escutcheons, monogrammed silver initial oval and an iron buttcap engraved with a floral blossom. The pistol has a horn tipped wooden ramrod. The partitioned case holds an unmarked plain powder flask, brass tipped wooden ramrod, brass tipped cleaning rod and iron bullet mold. The case has brass hardware. BBL: 10 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 62 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good as refinished overall. The pistol retains most of the refurbished Damascus pattern. All markings have been re-engraved. The hammer and lock have a smooth brown-gray patina showing traces of original case colors on the lock. The remaining metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina with traces of original blue finish remaining on the trigger guard. There is some very scattered minor pitting. The stock is very fine with a hairline stress crack on the left flat, some scattered minor handling marks with some scattered blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Action is fine. The case is fair with a cracked lid, some missing wood, and minor handling/storage marks with faded and worn lining. - B) As described in "A". BBL: 10 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 62 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good as refinished overall. The barrel retains most of the refurbished Damascus pattern. All markings have been re-engraved. The hammer and lock have a smooth brown-gary patina showing traces of original case colors on the lock. The remaining metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina. There is some very scattered minor pitting. The cracked stock is good with some scattered minor handling marks and some scattered minor blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.

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English S. Harper Marked Flintlock Blunderbus with Snap Bayonet

Lot 1152: English S. Harper Marked Flintlock Blunderbus with Snap Bayonet

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3750 Manufactured without sights, with a pair of crossed scepter proofs on the upper left side of the barrel, light border designs on the flats, and a 9 1/4 inch triangular spike bayonet with spring loaded hinged base and a sliding tang lock. Light decorative border engraving is present on the fenced flash pan, hammer and lock, the latter marked "S.HARPER" and equipped with a roller frizzen spring. Smooth straight wrist stock, with a horn tipped ramrod/wad extractor, engraved brass furniture, including a pierced-through reverse plate, an inscription panel on the wrist, and an array of drums and arms on the heel of the flat buttplate. The wrist is also decorated with silver wire inlay. BBL: 13 1/2 inch half octagon cannon muzzle Stock: walnut Gauge: 1 inch Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good, with a mixed brown and gray patina overall, darker on the lock plate, with scattered pitting and handling marks. Stock is also good, with some mended cracks, a thin section of replaced wood on the forearm, and scattered dents and dings. Mechanically very good including the snap bayonet.

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British Queen Anne Style Flintlock Pocket Pistol with Unique Engraved Silver Grip

Lot 1153: British Queen Anne Style Flintlock Pocket Pistol with Unique Engraved Silver Grip

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 3750 This pistol is marked "LONDON" just under the hammer and is the only marker type marking on the pistol. The one piece grip and ramrod pipes are silver with the remaining parts steel. The smooth bore barrel has two ramrod pipes holding a wood ramrod and is without sights. The trigger guard and breech area are engraved with a floral type pattern which extends to the grip. The extensive engraving on the grip incorporates a bird holding an olive branch in its beak. BBL: 2 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 Finish: bright Grips: silver Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The pistol has a bright appearance and shows mild pitting. The grip is fine with a number of minor pressure dents on the butt. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically fine.

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A.B. Fairbanks All Metal Percussion Pistol

Lot 1154: A.B. Fairbanks All Metal Percussion Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $850 - 1300 Manufactured circa late 1830s to 1841. Top barrel flat has the address with "CAST STEEL" on the upper left flat. Unique one piece hammer and trigger. Cast brass frame and handle. Barrel numbered to gun. Consignor notes state that pistol once belonged to firearms expert and author Norm Flayderman. BBL: 3 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 33 Finish: blue Grips: brass Serial Number: 13 Condition: Very good. The barrel and hammer have a smooth crisp dark gray patina. Front sight is missing. The fine brass has an attractive appearance. Mechanically needs work.

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Matching Pair of French Flintlock Pistols

Lot 1155: Matching Pair of French Flintlock Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 7500 A) No makers marks or proofmarks are present. The barrel has a gold highlighted sunburst around the front sight and decorative gold highlighting on the upper three flats and around the flash hole. Engraved trigger guard with decorative finial and mounted with a full walnut stock with checkered grip, octagon shaped butt with silver wire inlay around the outer edge and sunburst engraved butt cap. There was a silver wire inlay border around the lock and there is decorative silver wire inlays on the back strap. BBL: 4 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The barrel and trigger guard have a smooth mottled brown patina with scattered traces of blue finish on the barrel. Most of the gold highlighting remains. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth silver gray patina. The action does not function, and the ram rod and left side plate screw are absent. The stock is good with a few minor dings and crisp checkering. The silver wire inlay bordering the lock is absent. - B) As "A" with iron button head ram rod BBL: 4 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The metal surfaces have a smooth mottled gray and brown patina with scattered traces of blue finish on the barrel. The hammer screw is a replacement and the hammer is loose. Most of the gold highlight remains. The action does not function. The stock is very good with all of the silver wire inlay present, a few minor dings and dents and crisp checkering.

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Rare Shepherd London Brass Barrel Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1156: Rare Shepherd London Brass Barrel Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2500 The frame and barrel are brass with "SHEPHERD/TEMPLE-BAR/LONDON" stamped above three British proofs ahead of the trigger. Above the touch hole is an engraved arms motif and the hammer has a floral engraving. The stock has chiseled silver accents including the butt cap, thumb shield and plate on the left flat. The stock also has a carved shell pattern near the barrel tang. Consignor notes state that pistol once belonged to noted firearms expert and author Norm Flayderman. BBL: 6 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 60 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Fine. The brass has an attractive overall appearance. The silver is fine. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth dark patina. The stock is excellent with some minor handling marks.

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Silver Mounted Griffin London Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1157: Silver Mounted Griffin London Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Top of the frame is marked "GRIFFIN" and the underside is marked "BONDSTREET/LONDON" above three British proofs. Grip has chiseled silver accents such as the butt cap (with hallmark stamp) and thumb plate. Butt cap has hallmarks. Barrel and frame are both numbered "1" at the breech. Floral engraved accents are present on the barrel tang, frame and trigger guard. Consignor states pistol was once part of a collection owned by noted firearms expert Norm Flayderman. BBL: 5 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 60 Finish: bright Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with some very scattered barely noticeable pin point pitting. The hammer exhibits a rewelded repair in the center. The silver is fine. The grip is very good with some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Collector's Lot of Two European Over/Under Flintlock Pistols

Lot 1158: Collector's Lot of Two European Over/Under Flintlock Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 2000 A) Light engraving on frame marked "BIRD & ASHMORE" on the left and "LONDON" on the right with three proofs stamped on the underside. 2 1/4 inch spring bayonet marked "DL" mounted on the underside of the lower barrel with trigger guard release mechanism. BBL: 2 7/8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with some very scattered very light pitting. The grip is fine with a few minor pressure dents and a number of minor handling marks. Bayonet functions properly. - B) Tap action over/under barrel pistol likely French with a "crown/AF" proof. Light engraving on frame with sliding hammer safety and fish scales on the grip. Barrels have a Damascus tiger stripe pattern. BBL: 2 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 43 Finish: blue/damascus Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good. The barrels retain traces of the original Damascus pattern with the overall balance of the pistol a smooth gray patina. The grip is very fine with some putty near the tang and a few minor handling marks. Crisp fish scales, hard carved grips.

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Marked Pair of Silver Mounted English Twigg Flintlock Pistols

Lot 1159: Marked Pair of Silver Mounted English Twigg Flintlock Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 5000 A) These matching flintlock pistols were made by John Twigg of London. The pistols have part octagon barrels with a sun burst on the forward upper three flats and engraved "Twigg LONDON" on the top flat. Blade front and dovetailed fixed rear sights. The barrel tang is engraved with a floral scroll design and zigzag border. The lock is marked "Twigg" and is fitted with a sliding hammer safety. The trigger guard and ram rod ferrules are hallmarked sterling silver with a floral design engraved on the trigger guard and four hallmarks behind the trigger guard. Mounted with a full walnut stock with a raised relief carved clam shell design on top of wrist behind the barrel tang. Complete with a wooden ram rod with horn tip. BBL: 8 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 62 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a mottled silver gray patina with some minor pitting on the barrel. The sterling silver has an attractive dark aged patina. The stock is also good with a 2 inch pieced in repair on the left side of the forend and scattered minor dents and dings. The flats and carving remain sharp. The markings are readable. The action is excellent. - B) Described in "A". BBL: 8 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 62 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina with some minor pitting on the barrel. The sterling silver has an attractive dark aged patina. The stock is also good with a minor 1 inch crack on the left flat and overall some minor dings and dents. The flats and carving remain sharp. The barrel markings are faint but readable, the lock marking is clear. The action is excellent.

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Collector's Lot of Two Ornate English Queen Anne Flintlock Pistols

Lot 1160: Collector's Lot of Two Ornate English Queen Anne Flintlock Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 2000 A) Floral engraved frame with "BRIDEWATER" in a banner on the right side and "PYKE" in a banner on the left side with two British proofs stamped ahead of the trigger. Grip has a brass cap with a raised face and a silver wire inlaid pattern. BBL: 2 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 42 Finish: bright Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pistol has a mottled gray patina. The grip is very fine with some scattered minor handling marks and half of the silver remains. - B) Floral engraved frame stamped "NEWARK" on the left and "BARBER" on the right with three British proofs stamped ahead of the trigger. Grip has a raised silver lion cap and an elaborate silver wire inlaid pattern. Hammer has a sliding safety. BBL: 2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 46 Finish: bright Grips: walnut Serial Number: nsn Condition: Fine. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with some minor pitting and an artificial brown on the trigger guard. The grip is fine with a couple hairline stress cracks and a repair. Most of the silver remains.

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ornate Spanish Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1161: ornate Spanish Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $900 - 1400 The top of the barrel has two gold highlighted proofs which are surrounded by silver inlaid accents. The lock has a floral engraving which incorporates a running dog and a gold highlighted "DE/OP" proof. The hammer also features a floral engraving. The trigger guard, buttcap, side plate and ramrod pipes are brass and are floral engraved with the buttcap also having a relief grotesque face. The full length stock has a flared butt and an engraved brass accent which surrounds the engraved barrel tang and extends downward near the butt. BBL: 9 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 65 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The barrel has a smooth gray patina with overall light pitting. The brass has an attractive patina with a crisp engraving. The repaired revarnished stock is also good with a minor crack near the side plate and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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William Dupe Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1162: William Dupe Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $900 - 1400 The border engraved lock plate is marked "WM/DUPE" and the top barrel flat has a gold highlighted "Dupe" proof with a gold inlaid band at the breech. IEngraved trigger guard, sliding safety and set trigger. The stock has a checkered grip area and a monogrammed silver initial oval. BBL: 8 1/2 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 64 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good. The barrel retains strong traces of the Damascus pattern with a smooth gray patina. The remaining metal surfaces have bright appearance. There is some fine pin point pitting (mostly on the barrel). The stock is excellent with some minor handling marks and a few blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Collector's Lot of Two European Flintlock Pistols

Lot 1163: Collector's Lot of Two European Flintlock Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 A) The Liege ELG proof on the left barrel flat is the only marking on the pistol. The barrel, trigger guard and ramrod pipes are brass. The stock has a flared butt with an engraved brass cap. The trigger guard is also engraved. It has an iron ramrod. BBL: 7 1/2 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 50 Finish: bright/blue Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good with refinished lock, hammer and barrel tang. The brass has an attractive appearance. The remaining surfaces retain most of the blue finish. The revarnished stock is fine with some minor handling marks and a couple missing minor chips. - B) The "Blunderbuss Style" barrel has a flared muzzle with a 1 inch opening. There are no markings, possibly a French pistol. The smooth stock has a bird head grip with a cap and a simple carved pattern around the barrel tang. With an iron ramrod. BBL: 6 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 1 inch Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with some very scattered fine pin point pitting. The stock is fine with some chipping around the side plate and a number of minor handling marks.

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Thomas Marked Swivel Over/Under Barrel Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1164: Thomas Marked Swivel Over/Under Barrel Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 The receiver is floral engraved and has "THOMAS" in a banner on the left side. The swivel over/under barrels are numbered "2" and "3" with the corresponding number along with two British proofs stamped on the breech plugs. Pulling back on the trigger guard unlocks the barrels allowing the barrels to manually swivel. The hammer has a sliding safety. Fitted with a nicely figured one piece grip with a blank initial silver oval. BBL: 3 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good plus. The pistol has a mottled gray patina. The grip is fine with some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Spanish Miquelet Pistol

Lot 1165: Spanish Miquelet Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $900 - 1400 Although there are no maker markings, this pistol is most likely Spanish. The action components have a light engraving. The side plate, buttcap, trigger guard and ramrod pipes are brass and are floral scroll engraved. The full stock has a flared butt and a chiseled silver thumb shield. A floral raised relief carved pattern extends from the barrel tang to the thumb shield. BBL: 7 1.2 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good as period refurbished. The barrel retains 50% blue finish over some scattered pitting with the balance a smooth gray patina. The action has a smooth gray patina. There is limited pin point pitting. The brass has an attractive appearance. The repaired stock is very fine with some minor handling marks. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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Collector's Lot of Two European Pistols

Lot 1166: Collector's Lot of Two European Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 A) Left lock plate marked "Barbey" and right plate marked "a Paris". Engraved furniture with steel tipped horn ramrod, single barrel wedge and a stock with a checkered grip area, flared butt and engraved iron cap. BBL: 5 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good. The pistol has a smooth gray patina mixed with a protective coating. The stock is fine with some scattered minor handling marks on the checkering. Overall the checkering remains crisp. - B) This is an example of an Italian pistol possibly made circa 1680-1700 without maker markings (that writer could use to determine age). The barrel has silver and brass floral blossom inlays along with a brass band accented with silver at the muzzle and breech. The pistol has engraved brass furniture accented with silver overlays including the open-work side plate. Mounted on a highly figured burl walnut stock. With a wooden brass tipped ramrod. BBL: 4 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 36 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good. The pistol has a smooth gray patina with the brass having an attractive patina. The silver is fine. The repaired stock is fine with some minor handling marks and a couple missing minor chips. The action retracts but does not function correctly. The trigger will not release hammer.

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Fine U.S. Harpers Ferry Iron-Mounted Two Band Model 1855 Rifle Dated 1859

Lot 1167: Fine U.S. Harpers Ferry Iron-Mounted Two Band Model 1855 Rifle Dated 1859

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Description: Estimate: $8500 - 11000 This is a fine original example of a U.S. Model 1855 Rifle that was manufactured by the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in 1859. The rifle has all iron components and is finished "National Armory Bright". The straight grain black walnut stock has a steel patch box that contains a spare percussion nipple. The rifle has the late production two-leaf rear sight. The barrel has a lug on the right side of a saber bayonet, and the lockplate has the distinctive Maynard tape-primer magazine and bolster with clean-out screw. The rifle has a swelled shank, tulip head steel ramrod. The lock plate is dated 1859 behind the hammer and is roll-stamped "U.S./HARPERS FERRY" ahead of the primer magazine. A large eagle/shield motif is roll-stamped on the primer magazine door. The top of the barrel is dated "1859" and stamped with "V/P/eagle-head" proof and inspection marks on the left flat. "U.S." is stamped on the heel of the buttplate. A unit rack number "H/47" is stamped on the top of the lower barrel band. "98" is stamped on the bayonet lug. The left stock flat has traces of the oval Ordnance final inspection mark. The Model 1855 Rifle was the first U.S. rifle designed to fire the .58 caliber, hollow base, conical bullet (Minie Ball). With adjustable rear sights and the innovative Maynard Tape Primer, the Model 1855 Rifle was the most advanced percussion muzzle loading long arm in the U.S. Army inventory at the time of the Civil War. Only 5,151 iron-mounted 1855 Rifles had been manufactured when the Harpers Ferry Armory was burned by Confederate forces in 1861. Many of the Model 1855 rifles were destroyed in the Armory fire and nearly all of the surviving rifles saw hard use with Federal and Confederate armies during the Civil War and as a result any surviving examples of the Model 1855 Rifle are scarce and typically show the effects of hard field service. BBL: 33 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The rifle is all original and has a dark, smooth patina overall. The barrel bands, lock, trigger guard and patchbox have a silver-gray patina with scattered patches of age discoloration. There is light flash pitting on the hammer, bolster and adjacent areas of the lockplate and barrel. The Maynard tape primer is intact and functional. The markings on the lockplate and primer door are clear; the barrel markings are light but legible. The stock is very good overall with moderate handling wear. This is a really nice, original example of a Model 1855 Rifle that is in far better than average condition. This is a very good example of a scarce and important Civil War rifle that was used by both the Federal and Confederate armies.

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Like New Original Springfield Armory Model 1842 Percussion Musket with Bayonet

Lot 1168: Like New Original Springfield Armory Model 1842 Percussion Musket with Bayonet

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Description: Estimate: $6000 - 8000 This is a beautiful example of an all original unaltered, near new Springfield Model 1842 musket as manufactured by Springfield Armory. This series of rifle was manufactured by Harpers Ferry from 1844 to 1855 and has the distinction of being the first regulation percussion firearm manufactured in a national armory and the first U.S. firearm manufactured with interchangeable components. The Model 1842 musket was the primary infantry weapon of both the Union and Confederate Armies during the first two years of the Civil War. It was still carried in significant quantities by both armies as late as 1863 and was not fully replaced by the .58 caliber rifle-musket at the end of the war. This particular example is a early production model with the lock marked "SPRING/FIELD/1844" behind the hammer with the eagle/shield motif over "US" ahead of the hammer. The barrel tang is dated "1844" and the left rear of the barrel is marked with the "V/P/eagle head" proof marks. The musket has an arsenal bright metal finish overall and is fitted with a full length, one-piece oil finished black walnut stock. The left flat is marked with a single "JAS" cartouche in a small oval. with a small letter "L" sub-inspectors on the trigger guard bow. The top of the buttplate tang is marked "US" and this excellent musket is complete with the original trumpet head iron ramrod and an original unmarked bayonet. BBL: 42 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Perc Finish: Armory Bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent with most of the original Armory Bright style finish remaining, mixed with an old dried grease/brown colored patina around the edges of the metal and wood. The metal markings are crisp and sharp and the screws are crisp. The only exception is that there is a filed groove right through the date on the tan, possibly intened to be used as an index mark for the tang alignment. The stock is also like new with the original raised grain/feathered appearance to the wood. The lock plate and side plates mortised flat areas are crisp and sharp and show no wear or handling marks and the cartouche is crisp and sharp. The bayonet is good showing an old cleaning with light pin-prick pitting in various areas.

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Rare U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1807/1817 Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1169: Rare U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1807/1817 Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $15000 - 30000 This is an example of one of only 600 Type II Springfield Model 1817 martial pistols, and one of a few that had the 1815 dated lock. In the book HISTORICAL PISTOLS, Smith and Bitters state that their were less than 10 1807s with an 1815 lock. Springfield Armory only manufactured a total of about 1,000 of these pistols in Type I and the Type II with part of them made circa 1807-1808 and the balance 1817-1818. Production was stopped in 1808 when the massive 69 caliber was found no longer suitable and the small 54 caliber was was being adopted for production at Harpers Ferry. Many of the parts were kept in storage at the armory. In 1817 the pistol project was started up again under the initiative of Colonel Robert E. Lee who was the Superintendent at Springfield Armory. These locks were left over from parts of the Model 1803 (Harpers Ferry Type) half stock rifles that Springfield Armory began production on in 1814 and halted in 1816. These locks were about identical to both the second production, post 1814, Model 1803 Rifle and the Second Type 1817-1818 production Springfield pistol. They were already marked, dated and subsequently used on Model 1817 pistols. This pistol has the Type II features of an evenly rounded rear of the lock without the projection, straight toe on the frizzen with an evenly rounded top, long bulbous, rounded finial on the frizzen spring and reinforced double neck hammer. The lock is marked "SPRING/FIELD/1815" behind the hammer and eagle over "US" ahead of the hammer. The barrel is dated "1818" with a recessed "P" and "eagle head / V" proofs marked on the left side breech end of the barrel. The trigger guard plate is marked with an "RS" (Robert Sloan). Brass blade front sight, iron mountings, wooden ramrod with swollen head and mounted with a full walnut stock with two sharp oval cartouches on the left flat and the letter "B" on the lower left side. The Model 1817 pistol is the first of only three handguns ever manufactured by Springfield Armory which also include the Model 1855 pistol carbine and the U.S. Model 1911 45 automatic. BBL: 10 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The barrel and barrel tang retain a bright appearance. The remaining surfaces have a smooth silver gray patina. The stock is also very fine with crisp original cartouches, a few minor scattered dings and scratches. The flats remain sharp. The "P" proof on the barrel was a weak stamp, otherwise the markings are very fine. The action is excellent.

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Exceptional Springfield Model 1851 Cadet Musket with Bayonet

Lot 1170: Exceptional Springfield Model 1851 Cadet Musket with Bayonet

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8000 This extraordinary, as issued, unused Model 1851 Cadet Musket was manufactured by Springfield Armory in 1853. Springfield Armory manufactured a total of 1,160 percussion smoothbore cadet muskets in 1853 and a total of 4000 cadet muskets between 1852 and 1853. The Cadet Musket utilized the same lock as the Model 1847 Musketoon and featured a shorter barrel and stock with smaller buttplate in addition to the smaller, .57 caliber, bore. The musket is "National Armory Bright" and has a an oil-finished, black walnut, stock. The musket has three, spring fastened barrel bands and a steel, trumpet head ramrod. The double strap upper barrel band has an integral brass front sight blade. The bevel edged lockplate is roll-stamped "SPRING/FIELD/1852" in three lines behind the hammer and is stamped with an Eagle/Shield motif over the small letters "U.S." in front of the hammer The barrel tang is dated "1853" and small "V/P/Eagle head" proof and inspection marks are stamped on the left side of the barrel. "U.S." is stamped on the buttplate ahead of the top screw. The stock is not marked. The musket is complete with a Model 1851 Cadet Musket Bayonet with 14 1/2 Inch fluted blade. The socket features shoulders both in front and behind the locking ring and the face of the blade is stamped "U.S.". BBL: 40 In Stock: walnut Gauge: 57 bore Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent plus, as issued. The musket barrel and bolster are in crisp original armory bright polish. The edges of the stock surrounding the lockplate, the barrel channel and the edges of the left flat are very sharp. The lock has nearly all of the original polish. The lockplate and barrel markings are crisp. The scarce Model 1851 Cadet Bayonet is also excellent. This is a scarce limited production Springfield Armory musket and bayonet in extraordinary original condition. They can only be as good as this example; not better!

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Desirable Harpers Ferry U.S. Model 1841

Lot 1171: Desirable Harpers Ferry U.S. Model 1841 "Mississippi" Percussion Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 U.S. Model 1841 "Mississippi" Percussion Rifle that was manufactured by the Harpers Ferry Armory in 1853. The Harpers Ferry Armory manufactured 25,296 Model 1841 rifles between 1846 and 1855. The Model 1841 Rifle achieved fame as the weapon used by the 1st Mississippi regiment commanded by Jefferson Davis at the battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War and was extensively used by both Federal and Confederate armies during the Civil War. With its browned barrel, case-hardened lock, brass furniture and distinctive over-size patch box, the "Mississippi Rifle" is considered by collectors to be the best looking of all U.S. military percussion longarms. During it's period of use the Model 1841 Rifle was considered to be the best weapon of its type. This rifle, like most Model 1841 rifles, was been re-bored from .54 to .58 caliber after the adoption of the .58 caliber hollow base, conical bullet ('Minie Ball') in 1855 and fitted with a steel tulip-head ramrod. The barrel has a brass front sight blade and retains the original fixed rear sight. The barrel has not been altered for a sword or socket bayonet. The barrel bands, trigger guard, side plate, patchbox and buttplate are brass. The stock is oil-finished black walnut. The lock plate is marked "HARPERS/FERRY/1853" in three vertical lines behind the hammer. A small Eagle and Shield motif above "U.S." is stamped ahead of the hammer. The barrel tang is dated "1853" and the barrel is stamped "U.S./JH/V/P". The U.S. property mark and "JH" inspection mark are stamped perpendicular to the bore and the "V/P" proof and inspection marks are stamped parallel to the bore. "STEEL" and a sub-inspection mark "M" are stamped on the left barrel flat. "U.S." is stamped on the top of the buttplate is small letters. The Ordnance inspection block initials "JLB" are stamped on the left stock flat. A rack number "7" is stamped on the top of the buttplate, "3" is stamped on the top of the lower barrel band and "30" is stamped on both branches of the upper barrel band. What appear to be the soldier initials "JB" are scratched lightly in script on the patchbox. BBL: 33 In Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: brown/Case-hardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good plus. The rifle is completely original and is in "attic condition"; it has never been cleaned or "improved" and remains in the condition in which it was carried during the Civil War. The browned barrel was apparently polished bright in the field and has aged to a dark brown patina. The barrel surfaces are generally smooth with the exception of the expected flash pitting on the bolster and adjacent areas of the barrel. The barrel markings are light but fully legible. The lock plate has a silver-gray patina with some scattered, minor, pitting; the markings are crisp. The hammer and bolster have a dark, untouched, patina. The brass furniture has not been polished and has a deep attractive patina. The stock is very good with moderate handling wear and is free from cracks or repairs. This is a good looking untouched example of an important Civil War rifle that was widely used by both Confederate infantry and cavalry throughout the Civil War.

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Very Fine U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1855 Percussion Rifled-Musket

Lot 1172: Very Fine U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1855 Percussion Rifled-Musket

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 5000 The 1858 dated lock is stamped "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" below the bolster. The tape primer compartment lid is stamped with the Springfield "eagle/shield" motif. The top barrel flat is dated "1857" and the left upper flat has "V/P/eagle head" proofs. It has a rear sight graduated to 900 yards, iron tulip head ramrod, and all iron furniture except for the brass forend cap. The barrel bands are stamped "U" and the buttplate tang is stamped "US". BBL: 40 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Extremely fine. The metal surfaces have an overall a bright appearance with very limited mild surface blemishes. The stock is excellent with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Exceptional and Rare Simeon North Model 1811 Army Contract Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1173: Exceptional and Rare Simeon North Model 1811 Army Contract Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $25000 - 35000 Manufactured by Simeon North of Berlin, Connecticut, this fine example of an original Model 1811 Army Contract flintlock pistol is from the lot of 606 pistols with early pin-fastened .69 caliber smooth bore barrel as manufactured circa 1811-1812. The lock plate has beveled edges and is fitted with a reinforced convex hammer and detachable brass pan with high fence. The distinctive umbrella-shaped buttcap, trigger guard, side plate and single ramrod pipe are brass. The lock plate is marked "S. NORTH/BERLIN/CON." behind the hammer and stamped with an eagle over "U. STATES" between the hammer and the frizzen spring. The left side of the barrel is stamped with an indented oval "eagle-head/CT" proofmark and "V" inspection mark. Small "VI" assembly marks are present on the side plate screws, side plate, buttcap screw and lower tang screw. The letter "H" is stamped on the inside of the lock plate. The inside of the lock, flash pan, bridle, tumbler, sear and all the interior lock screws are stamped with "II" assembly marks with additional "II" assembly marks stamped on the frizzen and frizzen spring screws. The trigger plate is stamped "III". There are no inspection marks on the left stock flat. The hickory ramrod has a threaded and slotted iron tip. This pistol is believed to have been obtained from the North family. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 bore Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine overall. The pistol is in the original flintlock configuration and is truly exceptional. The iron barrel and back strap have a handsome brown patina. There is shallow flash pitting surrounding the flash hole but the balance of the barrel and back strap are smooth. The barrel proof and inspection marks are sharp. The lock plate, hammer, frizzen and frizzen spring have a gray-brown patina with minimal flash pitting. The brass pan has a dark untouched patina. The beveled edges of the lock plate are sharp and the lock markings are very crisp. The brass buttcap, trigger guard and ramrod pipe have a mellow unpolished patina. The hickory ramrod is original to the pistol. The walnut stock is very good. The edges of the flats and barrel channel are sharp. Wear is limited to minor handling marks. This is an exceptional, original example of a rare North Model 1811 Army Contract pistol in the original flintlock configuration.

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Outstanding U.S. Model 1819 Hall/Harpers Ferry Breech Loading Flintlock Rifle

Lot 1174: Outstanding U.S. Model 1819 Hall/Harpers Ferry Breech Loading Flintlock Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $6500 - 8500 The Model 1819 Hall Rifle was the first breech loading weapon adopted as a regulation weapon and the first firearm successfully produced with completely interchangeable parts. Hall rifles were used in the Mexican War and saw limited service in the Civil War. This example was manufactured at the U.S. Harpers Ferry Armory in 1838. This Third production type rifle has a casehardened breechblock stamped "J.H. HALL/H. FERRY/U.S./1838". The oil finished full length walnut stock has three pin fastened barrel bands and a flat iron buttplate. The rifle has an iron button head cleaning rod. BBL: 32 5/8 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent plust as issued. The rifle retains 97% plus original brown finish. The breechblock retains nearly all of the original case colors in the protected areas otherwise aged to a smooth dark gray. The wood is also excellent with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Pre-War of 1812 U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type II Flintlock Musket

Lot 1175: Fine Pre-War of 1812 U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Type II Flintlock Musket

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 Type II Model 1795s are dated from 1806 to 1809 with this example dated 1807. The lock has the date "1807" stamped behind the hammer, a script "US" above, and "eagle/SPRINGFIELD" stamped ahead of the hammer. The top of the barrel is stamped "VV3" and the left side of the barrel is stamped with "P/eagle head/V" proofs. There is a very deep small crescent shaped condemnation marking on the barrel near the frizzen. (This is a plus in that it almost certainly tells you that it is original Flintlock). The action has a removable flashpan. It has has iron furniture with the buttplate tang stamped "1807". The military stock with three barrel bands is stamped with the number "37" behind the trigger guard. The Model 1795 Musket represents many firsts in U.S. martial arms including the first standardized and official model of musket manufactured for the U.S. Government. BBL: 42 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The musket has a mottled brown-gray patina. The stock is also fine with a couple hairline stress cracks and a number of minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent. This example will fill the void in you U.S. Military Longarm Collection as it is a primary issue model from a national armory!

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U.S. Springfield Armory 1840 Flintlock Musket

Lot 1176: U.S. Springfield Armory 1840 Flintlock Musket

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 4750 The lock plate is marked "SPRING/FIELD/1841" verticaly behind the hammer and the eagle and shield over "US" ahead of the hammer. The barrel tang is dated "1842". "V/Eagle head" proofs are present on the the upper left rear side of the barrel. It has a sling swivel on the front of the trigger guard and brass flash pan. The smooth straight grip stock has two oval cartouches (faint) on the left flat, a "US" marked buttplate and three barrel bands with the front band having a brass blade sight. The musket has an original trumpet head steel ramrod. The Springfield Model 1840 was the last flintlock musket manufactured by Springfield Armory. BBL: 42 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good as professionally reconverted. There are areas of bright steel on the barrel and trigger guard which have an overall mottled finish with scattered minor pitting. The buttplate has a dark brown patina with heavier pitting. The lock and hardware surfaces have a dark mottled gray patina and the barrel bands are pitted with a dark brown on the front and rear bands. Middle barrel band missing sling swivel. The stock is fine, with some minor cracks, chips and dings associated with a gun of this age. The action is fine.

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U.S. R & C Leonard Contract Model 1808 Flintlock Musket

Lot 1177: U.S. R & C Leonard Contract Model 1808 Flintlock Musket

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 Manufactured by Rudolph and Charles Leonard of Canton, Massachusetts between 1808 and 1814, this is one of the approximately 4,208 muskets delivered on contract. These muskets were the Harpers Ferry pattern except they had a straighter hammer spur (top jaw guide) as on the Springfield models. The lock plate is marked "CANTON" in a vertical curve behind the hammer and "R&C LEONARD" is marked ahead of the hammer. The upper barrel band has a brass front sight blade and the bayonet lug is mounted on the bottom of the barrel. Barrel is stamped with "P" "M" "PC" in cartouche, and "1814" at the breech. BBL: 43 3/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good, original flintlock. The musket has an untouched, original smooth dark patina with some minor flash pitting. Some material is missing at the muzzle. The stock is fine with some minor handling marks, a couple long hairline cracks and "XVII" hand marked on the left side of the buttstock. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine with Matching Assembly Numbered Stock

Lot 1178: U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine with Matching Assembly Numbered Stock

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 This is a very nice example of the unique and highly desirable Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine with attachable stock. The pistol carbine features the Maynard self-priming device, a swivel ramrod with button head, clean out screw on the nipple bolster and a three leaf folding rear sight graduated to 400 yards. Springfield Armory manufactured 4,021 pistol carbines between 1855 and 1857. The Model 1855 Pistol Carbine was widely issued to the U.S. dragoon and cavalry regiments prior to 1861 and remained in limited service during the first years of the Civil War. The pistol-carbine has a "National Armory Bright" barrel, ramrod, lock plate and back strap. The pistol and stock mountings are all brass. The door of the Maynard magazine is stamped with the Springfield eagle and shield. The lock is dated "1856" behind the hammer and marked "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" ahead of the primer magazine. The barrel tang is dated "1855" and the left barrel flat has the "V/P/eaglehead" proof and inspection marks. The butt cap and stock hardware are both numbered "14". The stock buttplate is marked "U.S." ahead of the buttplate screw. BBL: 11 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good, with a mixed brown and gray patina overall, showing areas of pitting and scattered handling marks. The middle sight leaf has become detached. A dark patina has formed on the brass, with bright edges and a number of dents. The stock takedown nut is a slightly oversized replacement. The wood is fair with a number of dents and scratches. Mechanically in full working order, including the primer.

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Rare and Excellent U.S.N. Ames Contract Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistol

Lot 1179: Rare and Excellent U.S.N. Ames Contract Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 Manufactured by N.P. Ames of Springfield Massachusetts and Henry Derringer of Philadelphia circa 1842 to 1847 this revolver is also known as the Model 1842 or Navy Box Lock Model with an estimated 2,000 of these pistols. The Model 1842 has the distinction of being the first U.S. martial percussion pistol produced under contract for the government. Ames delivered 300 of these pistols to the government before the contract was signed. The breech end of the barrel is marked "USN/1845/RP/P". The lock is marked "USN/1845" vertically at the rear and "N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS." below the hammer. Bright barrel and swivel type steel ramrod with a button shaped head, casehardened later flat lock plate and hammer and silver plated brass trigger guard, barrel band and flat round butt cap. Smooth one piece stock with no visible cartouches or inspection markings. BBL: 6 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 60% of the original brown finish with some thinning and areas of gray patina and some minor pitting. The lock retains 75% of the original case colors with a smooth gray on the balance and on the hammer. The trigger guard and barrel band retain 90% of the original silver plating with an aged patina on the balance and the buttplate shows strong silver with an aged patina and numerous small dings. The stock is very fine with a small crack ahead of the lock, some scattered dark areas, a few chips on the edge of the butt and a number of minor dings on the butt. The markings are mostly crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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U.S. Henry Aston Model 1842 Martial Percussion Pistol

Lot 1180: U.S. Henry Aston Model 1842 Martial Percussion Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1900 Brass blade front sight on barrel, which is marked "US/WN/P" on the upper left side, "JH" on the left flat and "1851" on the tang. The lock plate is marked "US/H.ASTON&CO." in front of the hammer and "MIDDtn/CONN/1851" at the tail. Equipped with a swiveling ramrod. Small "H" proofs are visible on the brass barrel band, reverse plate, trigger guard finial and backstrap with "P" on the trigger guard. Smooth one piece walnut stock with crisp "JH" and "WAJ" oval cartouches on the left side and a round brass butt. BBL: 8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 54 Finish: bright Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine with areas of mixed gray patina, spotting and some scattered dents. The brass shows a mixed aged patina, darker in the protected areas, with mild dents. Wood is fine, with minor sharp flats and cartouches, scratches and dings overall. Mechanically excellent.

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U.S. Simeon North Model 1811 Martial Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1181: U.S. Simeon North Model 1811 Martial Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 This is an example of a U.S. Model 1811 flintlock pistol that was manufactured by Simeon North of Berlin, Connecticut. Simeon North manufactured approximately 606 Model 1811 pistols without the double strap iron barrel band added on the late Transition Model 1811 pistols. The pistol has a pin fastened walnut stock with brass ramrod pipe, side plate, trigger guard, fenced flash pan and butt cap all being brass. The lock has a weak eagle above "U.STATES" marked ahead of the hammer and "S.NORTH/BERLIN/CON" stamped vertically behind the hammer. The top of the barrel at the breech has "eagle head/CT" and "V" proofs. The side plate is stamped "H H" and the stock flat is stamped "V/HHP". The pistol has a hickory swelled tip ramrod. The Army Model 1811 flintlock pistol was the last pistol produced at Simeon North's Berlin, Connecticut armory. These pistols saw hard use in the War of 1812 and had a high attrition rate; surviving examples are scarce. BBL: 8 4/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration. The iron surfaces have a bright appearance with minor pitting. The brass has an attractive patina. The lightly sanded revarnished wood is good with legible marking. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Simeon North Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1182: U.S. Simeon North Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2250 Manufactured by Simeon North of Middletown, Connecticut, for the U.S. Government circa 1817 to 1820. The lock plate is marked with the early style markings "S NORTH" in a downward curve over an eagle motif with "U" and "S" at either side over "MIDLn CON" in an upward curve. The left rear side of the barrel is stamped "P/US", small letter inspector markings are stamped on most of the components and a clear cartouche is stamped on the left stock flat. With a swelled tip hickory ramrod. BBL: 9 1/6 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The pistol has a smooth dark patina with 20% original brown finish remaining. There is moderate flash type pitting and some minor spotting. The stock is very good with sharp flats and cartouche, cracked mid-wrist area near the side plate, a series of minor pressure dents on the left flat and handling marks overall. Mechanically fine.

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Exceptional Like New U.S. Model 1819 Hall Flintlock Rifle

Lot 1183: Exceptional Like New U.S. Model 1819 Hall Flintlock Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 9000 Designed by Captain John H. Hall, the Model 1819 and was the U.S. Army's first breech loading long arm, as well as the first arm with fully interchangeable parts. These rifles were used primarily during the Black Hawk, Seminole and Mexican Wars; with a small quantity of rifles converted to percussion, along with the regulation 1836 model, were issued during the opening months of the Civil War. This is a third type Hall flintlock Rifle with "1838" dated breechblock. The breechblock is marked "J.H. HALL/H. FERRY/US/1838" in four lines with the front sight blade and rear sight notch, properly offset to the left. The breech catch is the proper "trigger" design with the extended pistol grip trigger guard. The lock, hammer and frizzen are casehardened and the barrel, receiver and furniture have the original Armory Brown finish and the stock is oil-finished walnut. BBL: 33 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 Finish: Armory Brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent plus as issued with 98% of the original Armory Brown finish still remaining with wear on the edges and high spots with a slight wear ring on the muzzle where a bayonet was once attached. The wood is also excellent plus, crisp overall with only very minor handling marks. An extraordinary example of a U.S. Harpers Ferry Hall Model 1819!

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Rare Springfield U.S. Model 1807 'Indian Carbine'

Lot 1184: Rare Springfield U.S. Model 1807 'Indian Carbine'

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Description: Estimate: $6000 - 8000 Model 1807 "Indian Carbine" manufactured by Springfield Armory c. 1808. The Springfield Armory manufactured 1,202 full stock, brass mounted, .54 caliber smooth bore flintlock carbines for the Indian Department between 1807 and 1810. The carbines were intended as gifts for the Native American tribes. The Model 1807 Carbine was the first U.S. arsenal made carbine. Less than half of the 1,200 carbines were provided to the Indian Department. Model 1807 Carbines are extremely rare in any configuration. The carbine has a round smooth bore barrel with brass front sight, bevel-edged lock plate with pronounced tip, with brass, side plate, trigger guard, buttplate and ramrod pipes. The full-length pin-fastened black walnut stock extends to 1/4-inch of the muzzle and has a small oval brass escutcheon plate on the wrist. The carbine has a wooden ramrod with flared brass tip and threaded brass ferrule. The barrel and lock are "National Armory Bright". The carbine has been converted to percussion using a "French Style" drum and nipple conversion. The percussion hammer is stamped "E.L. HALL/SPRINGFIELD/MASS" in three lines. The lock plate is dated "1807" behind the hammer and roll-stamped "U.S." over an Eagle and Shield above "SPRINGFIELD" in an upward curve. "U.S." is stamped on the top of the barrel parallel to the bore and "P/Eagle Head/V" proof and inspection marks are stamped on the left side of the barrel. The buttplate is dated "1810" in front of the top screw. BBL: 33 1/2 In Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 bore Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good as converted to percussion during period of usage. The barrel, lock and hammer have been lightly cleaned and have aged to a silver-gray patina. The barrel surfaces are generally smooth with the exception of expected flash pitting near the nipple bolster/flash hole. The "U.S." and inspection markings on the barrel are clear. The Eagle and Shield motif on the lock plate is partially faint but the "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" markings and date are clear. The markings on the hammer are sharp. The brass furniture has not been polished and has a good-looking untouched patina; the buttplate has numerous small dents and scratches. The stock is very good and shows moderate handling wear with several minor chips and scratches but has no significant damage and no repairs. The ramrod is a replacement. The Springfield Model 1807 "Indian Carbine" is a rare and unique U.S. primary military longarm that is nearly always missing from even the most advanced collections.

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L. Pomeroy Model 1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket

Lot 1185: L. Pomeroy Model 1808 U.S. Contract Flintlock Musket

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 4000 The lock plate is marked "L. POMEROY" ahead of the hammer. There is a deep circular punch condemnation mark present at the breech and is the only marking on the barrel. (This is a positive in that it indicates that this is original Flintlock configuration). A blade sight is featured on the front barrel band and a bayonet lug is on top of the barrel. The flat lock plate has a brass removable flashpan with fence. The military style stock with three barrel bands has a brass oval behind the barrel tang. The musket has an iron ramrod. BBL: 40 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good plus. The musket has a mottled gray patina with light pitting. The stock is fine with a hairline crack near the barrel tang and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Jenks Model 1808 Contract Flintlock Musket

Lot 1186: U.S. Jenks Model 1808 Contract Flintlock Musket

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1700 Manufactured by Steven Jenks and Sons of Providence, Rhode Island. Steven Jenks was one of 19 gunmakers contracted to manufacture the Model 1808. Jenks manufactured approximately 3,925 Harpers Ferry Pattern Model 1808 Contract Muskets. The lock is marked "JENKS & Sn./RI/1813" at the rear and the eagle with laurel leaf over "U.S." in an oval panel is located in front of the hammer. The top of the barrel at the breech is marked "1247" and there is an unrecognizable recessed oval proof next to the number. The barrel, lock and iron furniture are finished bright. There is a bayonet lug mounted on the underside of the barrel. The lock has an integral rounded iron flash pan with high fence and a distinct point on the end. The lower sling swivel is mounted on a stud ahead of the trigger guard and the trigger guard has pointed finials. The barrel bands are secured by springs behind the bands. Mounted with a full one-piece black walnut stock with the distinctive Harpers Ferry high comb and iron buttplate. BBL: 44 3/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: 1247 Condition: Good. The barrel has a mottled silver/gray patina with some heavy flash pitting on the breech end and some scattered very minor pitting. The touch hole has been enlarged and exhibits deep pitting. The remaining parts have a smooth mottled dark patina. The stock has had a coat of varnish applied some time ago and remains good. There is a crude "CP" carved into the left side of the buttstock and a "P" on the right, a gouge extending from the front to middle barrel band on both sides, a small minor crack on the left flat and overall some scattered minor dings. The flats remain sharp. Unless noted above, the markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Scarce U.S. North Model 1813 Flintlock Army Pistol

Lot 1187: Scarce U.S. North Model 1813 Flintlock Army Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $12000 - 17000 This is one of 1,626 Model 1813 pistols manufacutred by Simeon North in Middletown, Connecticut, from 1813-1815. The Army received 626 pistols which did not have the belt hooks like this example. The contract for the Model 1813 flintlock pistols was the first in which the gunmaker agreed to provide weapons with interchangeable parts. The pistol has a smoothbore barrel with octagonal breech, double strap and "Wickham Improvement" barrel band. The initials of inspector Henry H. Perkin (HHP) are stamped on the right breech flat above the flash hole. The left breech flat is stamped with a "P/US" proofmark. The lock plate is marked "S. NORTH" in a downward curve over an Eagle motif flanked by "U" and "S" with "MIDLN. CON" stamped in an upward curve below the eagle. The lock has a beveled front and rounded rear with reinforced hammer, detachable brass flash pan with no fence and frizzen with flat toe and bulbous tip. Iron side plate, trigger guard, back strap and buttcap with black walnut stock and hickory ramrod featuring a swelled tip with slotted and threaded iron ferrule. An Ordnance inspection mark of a "V" above the script letters "LS" with an oval border is stamped on the left stock flat. BBL: 9 1/16 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The pistol barrel has a mottled silver gray patina on the barrel and barrel band. The lock, side plate, trigger guard, back strap and buttcap have a brown patina. The barrel band, side plate, trigger guard, back strap and buttcap have moderate pitting. The barrel has been lightly cleaned and has scattered spots of age discoloration with light to moderate pitting. The lock has a smooth dark patina. The left barrel flat and lock markings are light but legible. The markings on the right side of the barrel are sharp. The stock is fine with minor pressure marks and dings. The inspection marks on the left stock flat are clear. This is a solid example of a rare and historic U.S. primary martial pistol produced in limited numbers during the War of 1812.

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Exceptional Model 1836 Johnson Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1188: Exceptional Model 1836 Johnson Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 Manufactured in 1842 by Robert Johnson of Middletown, Connecticut with the distinctive swivel ramrod with button-shaped head, barrel band with strap extension that joins the side plate and integral back strap and buttcap. The barrel has a brass half-moon front sight and an oval rear sight is located on the tang and the lock has a detachable fenced brass flash pan. "U.S./R. JOHNSON/MIDDN CONN/1842" is stamped on the lock plate and the left side of the barrel is marked with the proof and inspection marks ("US/JH/P"). A small "B" sub-inspection mark is stamped on the left barrel flat, trigger guard and underside of the flash pan. The left stock flat is stamped with the script initials of the Ordnance sub-inspector "JCB" and the Ordnance final inspector "WAT" in oval cartouches. The pistol barrel and furniture are finished "National Armory Bright" and the lock has a dark casehardened finish and niter blue frizzen spring. The black walnut stock is oil finished. The Model 1836 pistol was the last U.S. flintlock pistol and is considered by many experts to be the most attractive and best designed of all U.S. military flintlock handguns. The Model 1836 pistol was the primary handgun issued to the U.S. Dragoons and Mounted Rifles during the Mexican War. Most Model 1836 pistols were subsequently converted to percussion. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 cal. Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Exceptional overall. The pistol is in the original flintlock configuration and appears to be as issued condition. It shows only very limited storage wear. The barrel, side plate/barrel band, ramrod, trigger guard and back strap/buttplate retain the "National Armory Bright" finish. There are traces of storage pitting on the barrel and the bright finished components. The lock plate, hammer and frizzen have 90% plus of the dark casehardened finish. The frizzen spring retains 60% plus of the fiery niter blue. The brass flash pan has a mellow patina. There is no flash pitting on the barrel or lock components and the pistol appears to be un-fired. The markings on the barrel and lock plate are sharp. The stock is exceptional with raised feathered grain and sharp edges. The Ordnance sub-inspector and final inspection stamps are extremely crisp. This is an exceptional example of an important U.S. flintlock pistol. It would be very difficult to improve upon this pistol.

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Extremely Rare Rifled Barrel Henry Deringer Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistol

Lot 1189: Extremely Rare Rifled Barrel Henry Deringer Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7000 This is one of 1,200 Model 1842 Navy Percussion Pistols manufactured by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia circa 1842-1847. The Model 1842 Navy percussion pistols were the first percussion pistols manufactured and delivered under government contract and the first U.S. government handgun with a rifled barrel. This is an example of a Standard model 1842 Deringer pistol with deeply rifled, seven-groove barrel. Experts believe that Deringer manufactured fewer than 200 Standard Model 1842 Navy pistols. The lock plate is stamped "U.S./DERINGER/PHILADELa" below the hammer. Brass post front sight on the barrel and an integral fixed rear sight on the tang. Browned barrel, bright finished swivel ramrod, hammer and lock plate, brass barrel band, trigger guard and round buttcap with a varnished walnut stock. BBL: 6 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The pistol retains 40% of the thin original brown finish on the barrel and bolster. The ramrod/swivel, hammer, lock plate and tang have a smooth, gray-brown patina. There is some scattered flash-pitting on the barrel and adjacent portions of the nipple bolster. The brass barrel band, trigger guard and buttcap have not been polished and have a mellow age patina. The varnished walnut stock is excellent with only light handling wear. The lock markings are crisp. The rifling is deep and sharp. The action is tight and functions well. This is a fine example of a scarce Rifled Barrel Deringer, Model 1842 Percussion Navy Pistol.

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U.S. Navy Jenks-Remington Breech Loading Carbine with Tape Primer

Lot 1190: U.S. Navy Jenks-Remington Breech Loading Carbine with Tape Primer

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 4500 Manufactured circa 1847 to 1848 with approximately 1,000 Jenks tape primer carbines produced by Remington. The top of the barrel is stamped "P/W. JENKS/U.S.N./RP/P/1847/CAST STEEL" immediately ahead of the oval loading port. The lock plate is marked "REMINGTON'S/HERKIMER/N.Y." The underside of the breech lever is stamped "1/36". Smooth straight grip stock with brass furniture, sling ring behind the trigger and "P" stamps on some of the components. BBL: 24 1/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good plus. The barrel retains 20% original brown finish in the protected areas with the balance a mottled brown patina. The lock retains silvered out original case colors in and around the protected areas with the balance a smooth dark patina. The brass has a mixed aged patina. The stock is excellent with a couple deep dents, a small hairline stress crack near the barrel tang and some minor handling marks. Mechanically also very good.

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Desirable U.S. Model 1841

Lot 1191: Desirable U.S. Model 1841 "Harpers Ferry" Mississippi Percussion Rifle with 1855 Long Range Modifications

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 4500 This is a very scarce and desirable Model 1841 Harpers Ferry "Mississippi" Rifle, originally made in 1850, that was later modified by Harpers Ferry with the later 1855 arsenal alterations. These alterations consisted of: (1) shorting the stock forend, (2) installation of a new, shorter, forward barrel band, (3) brazing a lug for a saber bayonet on the right side of the barrel, (4) reboring the barrel from .54 to .58 caliber and (5) installation of a "long range", folding leaf, rear sight. The rear of the lock plate is marked "HARPERS/FERRY/1850" vertically in three lines with the Eagle and Shield motif above "U.S." stamped in front of the hammer. The left side of the barrel is stamped "WW/P" perpendicular to the bore followed by the usual arsenal "V/P/Eagle Head" proof with the tang dated "1850". The rear sight is graduated/marked on the face of the ladder with "6/7/8/9" with the left side of the sight base marked "2/3/4/5". It has an original straight grip walnut stock with brass furniture and a brass patch box on the right side of the butt that holds one percussion nipple. These rifles saw extensive service during the first several years of the Civil War in both the Union and Confederate Armies and are a primary Civil War collection piece. BBL: 29 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: Armory Bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine with much of the armory bright polished metal surfaces remaining with a arsenal blued hammer. The front sight is missing. The markings on the barrel and lock plate are clear and sharp. All of the brass furniture exhibits an attractive mustard yellow patina finish, showing crisp screw heads with some old verdigris around some of the edges of the brass. The stock is also fine overall, with minimal handling marks and light pressure dents, still with the outline of the stock cartouches visible on the left side but no inspectors initials can be seen. A very nice and desirable example of a scarce Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Mississippi Long Range Rifle.

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Magnificent Civil War U.S. Model 1863 Remington Zouave Percussion Rifle with Sword Bayonet

Lot 1192: Magnificent Civil War U.S. Model 1863 Remington Zouave Percussion Rifle with Sword Bayonet

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Description: Estimate: $4000 - 6000 Manufactured circa 1862 to 1865. The lock is marked "1863" behind the hammer, eagle/shield above "REMINGTON'S/ILION N.Y." followed by "U.S." and a small letter "B". The top of the barrel at the breech is dated "1863" which is stamped above "V/P/eagle head" proofs and the left flat is stamped A "STEEL H.S.L." It has a fixed front sight, three folding leaf type rear sight and brass furniture including the patchbox. The left stock flat has two script cartouches. The patchbox contains an iron worm and an extra percussion nipple. Buttplate tang marked "US", barrel bands stamped with the letter "U" and patchbox marked with a small letter "L". The included sword bayonet has a scabbard and the brass hilt is stamped "BH" and "C". BBL: 33 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% plus original blue finish. There are a number of minor dings near the muzzle (left side). The lock and hammer retain 85% plus original case colors. The brass has an attractive patina. The stock is also excellent with some scattered pressure dings minor handling marks. The cartouches are crisp. Mechanically excellent. The bayonet is fine with a bright blade and an attractive patina on the brass. The scabbard shows cracking and flaking on the leather with the brass having an untouched dark aged patina.

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Scarce U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Hall Breech-Loading Percussion Rifle

Lot 1193: Scarce U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Hall Breech-Loading Percussion Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $2250 - 3250 Manufactured circa 1841 to 1842 with 4,213 rifles produced as truly a percussion rifle, and not a conversion. The breechblock is marked "H. FERRY/US/1841". The breechblock pivots upward for loading and is released by a lever device protruding through the bottom of the stock forward of the trigger guard. Sling swivels are present on the mid-barrel band and on the trigger guard. Mounted on a full length stock with three pin fastened barrel bands and a flat iron buttplate. Comes with a button head iron ramrod. BBL: 32 5/8 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 percussion Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good plus. The rifle has a crisp dark brown with some minor spotting. The stock is fine with crisp edges and some feathered grain remaining with a few minor pressure dents. Mechanically fine.

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Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol Carbine Dated 1855 with Stock

Lot 1194: Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol Carbine Dated 1855 with Stock

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Description: Estimate: $6000 - 9000 U.S. Manufactured in 1855, (with both barrel and lock plate corresponding). This unique weapon features an attachable stock, Maynard tape-lock primer, bolster with clean-out screw, three-leaf rear sight graduated to 400 yards and swivel ramrod with button tip. The forearm cap, barrel band, trigger guard, attachable stock yoke, sling swivel mount and buttplate are brass. The metal parts are bright. The pistol stock and attachable stock are oil-finished black walnut. The lock plate is dated "1855" behind the hammer and marked "U.S./SPRINGFIELD" ahead of the bolster. The Springfield Eagle and Shield motif is marked on the primer magazine door. The barrel tang is dated "1855". "V/P/Eagle head" proof and inspection marks are stamped on the left barrel flat. The buttcap is stamped with the batch number "9" and the stock yoke is numbered "13". "U.S." is stamped on the heel of the buttplate. Springfield Armory manufactured 4,021 Model 1855 Pistol Carbines between 1855 and 1857. The Pistol Carbines were intended to provide the Cavalry and Dragoons with a portable rifled carbine that could be used on horseback as a pistol with the stock removed. Model 1855 Pistol Carbines were widely issued on the frontier before the Civil War and remained in service early in the Civil War until they were replaced with breech-loading carbines. The Model 1855 Pistol Carbine is one of only three handguns ever manufactured by the Springfield Armory. BBL: 12 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Fine. The barrel has a silver gray patina with areas of smooth brown and some minor pitting. The hammer has a smooth mottled gray patina, with the screw being a period incorrect replacement. The lock and primer door remain bright with some discoloration. The brass components have a protective coat of varnish. The pistol stock is very fine with some scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The flats retain sharp. The attachable stock is very good with a few minor gouges, several notches cut into the comb, and minor dents and scratches overall. The markings are clear. There is a partial roll of primers in the primer compartment and it still functions. The ram rod end is a period replacement. The action is fine. A solid example of a scarce and desirable springfield Model 1855 pistol carbine.

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U.S. North Model 1808 Navy Flintlock Martial Pistol

Lot 1195: U.S. North Model 1808 Navy Flintlock Martial Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 The U.S. Navy contracted for the manufacture of 3,000 Model 1808 pistols and North delivered the entire contract in two years. These pistols saw significant use during the War of 1812 as they were the only pistols manufactured for the infant United States Army. The rear of the lock is marked "S. NORTH/BERLIN/CON." with an eagle stamped above "U. STATES" in front of the hammer. The flash pan, trigger guard, buttcap, ramrod pipe and side plate are brass. There is a 5 inch belt hook mounted on the left flat. Mounted on a smooth stock. BBL: 10 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 64 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fair as reconverted to flintlock. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with some very scattered light pitting. The markings on the lockplate are re-engraved. The refinished/repaired stock is also fair with a couple hairline cracks and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Simeon North Model 1819 Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1196: U.S. Simeon North Model 1819 Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 The lock is dated 1822 and is marked "S. NORTH/U[eagle]S/MIDLTN CONN". The top of the barrel has a decommission "X" pattern strike, stamping with the left side stamped "JDJ/P/US". Iron furniture with a button head swivel ramrod. The stock has a weak inspector cartouche stamped on the left flat. BBL: 10 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pistol has a bright appearance with some very scattered mild pitting. The stock is fine with a couple hairline cracks and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Aston Contract Model 1842 Percussion Pistol Dated 1850

Lot 1197: U.S. Aston Contract Model 1842 Percussion Pistol Dated 1850

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 Manufactured on contract by Henry Aston & Co. of Middletown, Connecticut. The lock is marked "MIDDTN/CONN/1850" behind the hammer and "US/ASTON" ahead of the hammer. The rear of the barrel is stamped "US/WN/P" with "C" on the flat and the date "1850" on the barrel tang. Brass furniture with an iron button head swivel ramrod. The stock has two inspector cartouches on the left flat, one "WAT" the other illegible. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good. All metal surfaces have a bright appearance with some minor pitting. The varnished stock is fine with some minor handling marks. The cartouches are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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U.S. Ames Model 1842 Navy Percussion Pistol

Lot 1198: U.S. Ames Model 1842 Navy Percussion Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $850 - 1300 This is a U.S. Navy Model 1842 pistol with Navy proofs ("USN/1844/RR/P") stamped on the rear of the barrel. The lock plate is stamped "USN/1844" at the rear and "N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS" below the hammer. Smooth varnished walnut stock, brass furniture and an iron button head swivel ramrod. BBL: 6 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good as refinished. All metal surfaces have a bright appearance with some minor pitting. The revarnished, repaired stock is good with a long hairline stress crack ahead of the trigger guard and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Magnificent Rare Springfield Model 1851 Percussion Cadet Musket with Socket Bayonet

Lot 1199: Magnificent Rare Springfield Model 1851 Percussion Cadet Musket with Socket Bayonet

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Description: Estimate: $4000 - 5500 Model 1851 Cadet Musket manufactured by Springfield Armory in 1853. Springfield Armory manufactured a total of 1,160 percussion smoothbore cadet muskets in 1853 and a total of 4,000 cadet muskets between 1852 and 1853. The Cadet Musket featured the same lock as the Model 1847 Musketoon with a shorter barrel and stock with smaller buttplate in addition to the smaller, .57 caliber bore. The musket is "National Armory Bright" and has a oil-finished black walnut stock. The musket has three spring fastened barrel bands and a steel, trumpet head ramrod. The double-strap upper barrel band has an integral brass front sight blade. The bevel edged lock plate is roll-stamped "SPRING/FIELD/1853" in three lines behind the hammer and is stamped with an Eagle/Shield motif over the small letters "U.S." in front of the hammer. The barrel tang is dated "1853". Small "V/P/Eagle head" proof and inspection marks are stamped on the left side of the barrel. "U.S." is stamped on the buttplate ahead of the top screw. An Ordnance final inspection mark consisting of two script initials in a rectangle with rounded ends is stamped on the left stock flat. The musket has an unidentified bright-finished socket bayonet with 18 1/2-inch angular blade. The bayonet is unmarked and has a single shoulder behind the locking ring. BBL: 40 inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 57 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The musket barrel, lock plate and iron furniture are bright. The musket shows no firing wear and and the bolster, percussion nipple and adjacent areas of the barrel are free from flash pitting. The markings on the barrel and lock plate are extremely crisp. The Ordnance inspection mark on the left stock flat is faint but legible. The edges of the reoiled stock surrounding the lock plate, the edges of the left stock flat and the edges of the barrel channel are sharp. Wear is limited to several recent and minor scratches on the left side of the stock near the buttplate. The bayonet is very good with dried grease on the blade. The only wear is some pitting on the locking ring. This is a very fine example of a scarce U.S. Model 1851 Cadet Musket.

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