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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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Variation of The Springfield Model 1847 Sappers Percussion Musketoon with Sling

Lot 1200: Variation of The Springfield Model 1847 Sappers Percussion Musketoon with Sling

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Description: Estimate: $2250 - 3500 This Musketoon has the unique Sappers double lug bayonet guide mounted on the right side of the barrel muzzle, however the forward barrel band is absent of the bayonet lug. The lock is marked "SPRING/FIELD/1853" behind the hammer and the eagle shield motif over "US". The left breech end of the barrel is marked with the "V/P/eagle head" proofmarks. Iron trumpet head ramrod, two-piece trigger guard and mounted with a full straight grip walnut stock with "US" marked buttplate tang and leather sling. These Musketoons were unpopular with troops and officers because not only did they kick like a mule, they also suffered from a varity of breakage problems. This may account for the reason they are often found with replacement parts. BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Perc Finish: bright/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina with moderate flash pitting on the breech end of the barrel and bolster and some light pitting on the hammer and lock. The buttplate shows some oxidation. The revarnished stock is good with some minor dents and scratches. The sling is good. The action functions, but does not stay at full cock. The markings are clear.

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U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle with Sword Bayonet Lug Alteration and Long Range Sight

Lot 1201: U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle with Sword Bayonet Lug Alteration and Long Range Sight

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 U.S. Model 1841 "Mississippi" Percussion Rifle that was manufactured by the Harpers Ferry Armory in 1854. Harpers Ferry manufactured 25,296 Model 1841 rifles between 1846 and 1855. The Model 1841 Rifle achieved fame at the battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War and saw extensive service with both Federal and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Model 1841 rifles were widely issued to Confederate cavalry. This rifle is one of approximately 10,000 Model 1841 rifles altered at Harpers Ferry in 1855-57 to accept a sword bayonet, re-bored to .58 caliber and fitted with the 1855 pattern long range rear sight. The forend was shortened, a new shorter upper barrel band installed and a bayonet lug fitted to the right side of the barrel. The fixed rear sight was replaced with a folding adjustable rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards. The original brass tipped ramrod was replaced with an all-steel tulip head ramrod. The rifle barrel and lock plate have been polished bright. The barrel bands, trigger guard, side plate, patch box and buttplate are brass. The stock is oil-finished black walnut. The lock plate is marked "HARPERS/FERRY/1854" 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 "1855" and the barrel is stamped "WW/P" in two lines followed by the "V/P/Eagle Head" proof and inspection marks in a single line parallel to the bore. The Ordnance inspection mark "JLR" is stamped in block letters on the left stock flat. A rack number "B61" is stamped on the top of the buttplate. The patch box contains the original spare percussion nipple and two .58 caliber bullets. BBL: 33 inch Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good as partially refinished. The barrel and lock appear to have been polished bright during the Civil War and the rifle has been lightly cleaned. The barrel has a smooth, artificial gray-brown patina and has no flash pitting. The barrel dates, proofs and inspection marks are sharp. The lock has a muted silver patina with some scattered light pitting and age discoloration. The lock plate markings are sharp. The patch box and brass furniture have been polished. The stock is good overall with moderate handling wear. This is a solid representative example of a Civil War Model 1841 rifle with Harpers Ferry alterations that include the desirable 1855 style long range rear sight.

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U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol Carbine

Lot 1202: U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 5000 Manufactured in 1856. 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 "1856" 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 re-stamped with the batch number "11" and the stock yoke is re-numbered "11". "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 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fair. The metal surfaces have a mottled silver gray patina with some minor flash pitting on the barrel, primer door and front portion of the lock. The brass components have an aged patina. The pistol stock is good with some scattered minor dings and dents. The shoulder stock is good with several minor pressure dents, dings and scratches. The primer still functions, the door does not secure tightly and the action is fine. The markings are clear.

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Fine U.S. Model 1836 Johnson Contract Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1203: Fine U.S. Model 1836 Johnson Contract Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 Manufactured in 1842. The pistol has distinctive swivel ramrod with button-shaped head, barrel band with side plate extension and backstrap with integral buttcap. The lock plate is marked "U.S./R. JOHNSON/MIDDN CONN./1842" between the hammer and the frizzen spring. The top of the barrel is stamped "U.S./JCB/P" with small "H" sub-inspector mark stamped on the left rear barrel flat and the lower tang ahead of the trigger guard. The lock has a brass detachable fenced pan, brass blade front and tang mounted oval shaped rear sights. The lock, hammer and frizzen were casehardened, the trigger blue and the remaining iron parts bright. The pistol is mounted with a oil finished black walnut stock with Ordnance Inspector's script initials "WAT" and "JJC" cartouches. Model 1836 Pistols were the primary handgun carried by the Dragoons and Mounted Rifles during the Mexican War and were the last U.S. Flintlock martial pistol. The pistol is widely considered to be the best designed and most attractive of all U.S. Flintlock handguns. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: bright/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The bright components have a crispt silver gray patina with some scattered minor pitting. The lock, hammer and frizzen have a smooth mottled grayish patina. The stock is very fine with a few minor dings, sharp edges on the flats and very crisp cartouches. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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U.S. Henry Aston Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

Lot 1204: U.S. Henry Aston Model 1842 Percussion Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 Manufactured by Henry Aston of Middletown, Connecticut, circa 1845 to 1852. The lock is marked "Middtn/CONN/1847" behind the hammer and "US/H.ASTON" ahead of the hammer. The top of the barrel at the breech is marked "US/JH/P" and with a later stamped "H.G.". The barrel tang is dated "1847". There is a small "P" stamped on the bolster, lower tang ahead of the trigger guard and barrel band extension. This pistol has the swivel button head ramrod. All mountings are brass and all the metal parts were armory bright, with the exception of the blue trigger. Brass blade front sight and mounted with a smooth walnut stock with two clear cartouches on the left flat (one "WAT" and the other "NWP"). BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good plus. The metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina. The brass has an aged patina. The stock is fair with some scattered minor dings and dents, with clear cartouches. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Collector's Lot of Two U.S. Asa Waters Model 1836 Flintlock Pistols

Lot 1205: Collector's Lot of Two U.S. Asa Waters Model 1836 Flintlock Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 A) Lock plate is marked "A. WATERS/MILBURY, MS/1837" and breech end of the barrel is stamped "US/LF/P". The stock has two inspector cartouches on the left flat. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 54 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with traces of original case colors on the lock plate. There are a few patches of mild pitting. The stock is very good with a hairline crack near the lock and some minor handling marks. The action needs work as the replacement cocked hammer does not release properly when trigger is pulled. - B) Lock plate is marked "[eagle head]/A. WATERS/MILBURY, MS/1841" and breech end of the barrel is stamped "US/JCS/P". The stock has two inspector cartouches on the left flat. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Good. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with minor pitting. The stock is very good with faint cartouches and a hairline crack near the lock and a number of minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Fine Jenks

Lot 1206: Fine Jenks "Mule Ear" Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 4250 Manufactured circa 1843 to 1845 by N.P. Ames of Springfield, Massachusetts. with a total production of about 4,250. The lock is marked "WM JENKS" at the rear and "N.P. AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS" behind the hammer, and "WM JENKS" followed by "USN/RP/P/1845" on top of the breech end of the barrel. The underside of the trigger guard and the rear on the plate are stamped with a small "P". The front sight is integral to the front barrel band and the rear sight is a groove on top of the breechblock. Brass barrel bands, trigger guard and buttplate with a sling ring mounted on the rear of the trigger guard plate. Brown barrel, casehardened breech, block and frame, and polished brass mountings. Mounted with a smooth full walnut straight grip stock with a boxed "RP" and "JL" cartouches. BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 95% of the original brown finish with some minor pitting on the muzzle and a few dings and scratches. The breech block shows 70% of the original case colors mixed with smooth brown patina, and the lock retains 80% of the original casehardening. The brass components remain bright for the most part, beginning to darken slightly with age. The stock has been lightly sanded and revarnished with six small filled holes on the right side forearm area and two on right buttstock, and overall only a few minor dings and scratches. The cartouches are faint, the other markings are crisp and clear, and the action is excellent.

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Scarce Maryland Marked U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Flintlock Musket and Dated 1802

Lot 1207: Scarce Maryland Marked U.S. Springfield Model 1795 Flintlock Musket and Dated 1802

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8500 The lock plate is stamped "SPRINGFIELD" behind the hammer and an eagle above "US" ahead of the hammer. The top of the barrel is stamped "US" with the left side having "P/eagle head/V" proofs. The action has a removable flashpan. It has has iron furniture with the buttplate tang stamped "1802". The military stock with three barrel bands are stamped with the letter "N" 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. Comes with a powder horn. BBL: 45 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The musket has an untouched dark mottled patina showing an area of minor pitting on the rear of the lock. The stock is fine with "MARVT AND" marked on the forearm (right side), some chipping, a couple small hairline cracks and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Harpers Ferry Type III Model 1816 Flintlock Musket

Lot 1208: U.S. Harpers Ferry Type III Model 1816 Flintlock Musket

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 3500 This example was manufactured between 1831 and 1844. Marked vertically at the rear of the lock plate "HARPERS/FERRY/1835" with the "eagle/shield" above "US" between the hammer and the flash pan. The top left breech end of the barrel is stamped with the number "623" and with the "V/P/eagle head" proofmark and the letter "V" on the left flat. The number "623" is also stamped on top of the middle barrel band and ahead of the trigger guard on the trigger guard plate. The barrel tang is dated 1835. There is the letter "R" stamped on the bottom of the hammer spring. Mounted on a full length walnut stock with the left flat stamped with a faint "AR" and two "V"s and the buttplate tang is marked "US". Comes with an original button head steel ramrod. BBL: 42 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The metal surfaces have a smooth mottled silver gray patina and are free of pitting. There is an old crack repair at the top of the wrist, a couple of minor age cracks on the underside, some minor chips along the edge of the butt and ramrod channel, some overall minor dents and dings on the very good stock, which remains solid. The markings are clear. The action is very good.

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Simeon North Manufactured Hall Model 1843 Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Lot 1209: Simeon North Manufactured Hall Model 1843 Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 These carbines were manufactured between 1844 and 1853 with this example being dated 1852 on the breechblock. The Model 1843 Carbine was extensively used by the Dragoon regiments in the Mexican War; Hall-North carbines continued to be issued to Western Federal Volunteer Cavalry regiments for much of the Civil War. These model 1843 carbines were originally smoothbore with this example having been bored out and rifled. North manufactured 10,500 of these and they were issued extensively during the Civil War. These carbines were not serial numbered so there are no records to indicate which of the dozen or more regiments to which they were issued. The breechblock is marked "U.S./S. NORTH/MIDLTN/CONN./1852" in five lines. The right barrel flat is stamped "J.H." The oil-finished black walnut stock has an illegible cartouche on the left flat behind the receiver. The letters "M P" are scratched on the right side flat ahead of a boxed "WAT" cartouche. The Hall-North Carbine was an important U.S. Cavalry carbine and is a key component of any U.S. martial arms collection. BBL: 21 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: lacquer/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good, all of the metal components have a brown patina with some scattered minor pitting and some moderate flash pitting around the nipple. There are some scattered minor dings on the breechblock. The stock is good with a number of scattered minor scratches, dings and some chipping at the toe. There are two tight hairline cracks on the left flat of the stock and one on the right flat. It is missing the loading lever latch/spring and retention screw on the right side.

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U.S. Springfield Percussion Converted 1812 Dated Musket

Lot 1210: U.S. Springfield Percussion Converted 1812 Dated Musket

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1700 The lock plate is dated "1812" and is marked "US/[eagle]/SPRINGFIELD". The left rear of the barrel is stamped "US" and has "P/eagle head/V" proofs. The letter "B" is stamped near the trigger and the hammer is marked "A.N." Full length military stock with three barrel bands and "1812" marked buttplate. It has a button head ramrod. BBL: 45 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 69 Perc Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. The musket has a smooth dark brown patina with some minor flash pitting. Missing the percussion nipple. The stock is also very good with a number of minor handling marks and "CT" marked on buttstock. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol Carbine with Stock

Lot 1211: U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Percussion Pistol Carbine with Stock

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 7000 Manufactured in 1856. 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 "1856" 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 "2" and the stock yoke is numbered "6". "U.S." is stamped on the heel of the buttplate. The left stock flat has a period stamped "2 c". 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: Very good. The barrel has a bright appearance and the remaining metal surfaces have a smooth gray patina. All of the brass, including the stock components, have an aged patina. The wood is also very good with some minor splintering on the buttplate edge and overall some minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are clear. There is some play in the stock. The action is fine. A solid example of a U.S. Springfield Model 1855 Pistol Carbine.

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U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1805 Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1212: U.S. Harpers Ferry Model 1805 Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 The Model 1805 pistol was manufactured circa 1806 to 1808 with a total production of about 4,096 with approximately 2,580 dated 1807. The lock is marked "HARPERS/FERRY/1807" behind the hammer and an eagle above "US" stamped in front of the hammer. The left rear of the barrel is stamped with a recessed "US" and "eagle head P" and the number "1845". The furniture is brass and it has a smooth stock. BBL: 10 1/16 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 58 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: 1845 Condition: Good. The barrel has a bright appearance and the action has a dark gray patina. There is some scattered mild pitting. The brass has a mixed patina. The barrel has been bored out to a slighlty larger caliber than the original .54. The lightly sanded, refinished/repaired stock is good with a couple hairline cracks and some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Simeon North Model 1826 Flintlock Navy Pistol

Lot 1213: U.S. Simeon North Model 1826 Flintlock Navy Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $900 - 1400 This is one of only 3,000 Model 1826 pistols manufactured by Simeon North and is the last model of U.S. martial pistol manufactured by North. The "1827" dated lock is marked "US/S. NORTH". The pistol has the Navy belt hook on the left side of the stock, swivel ramrod with button head, brass flash pan, brass front sight and oval rear sight on the barrel tang. The stock has a weak cartouche on the left flat. BBL: 8 5/8 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good as reconverted to flintlock. The pistol has a bright appearance with some minor pitting. The stock is also good with a chip missing forward of the lock and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Model 1836 Johnson Contract Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1214: U.S. Model 1836 Johnson Contract Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 4750 Manufactured in 1841. The pistol has distinctive swivel ramrod with button-shaped head, barrel band with side plate extension and back strap with integral buttcap. The lock plate is marked "U.S./R. JOHNSON/MIDDN CONN./1841" between the hammer and the frizzen spring. The top of the barrel is stamped "U.S./JH/P" with small "H" sub-inspector marks stamped on most of the components. The lock has a brass detachable fenced pan, brass blade front and tang mounted oval shaped rear sights. The barrel, barrel band, side plate, trigger guard and back strap/buttcap are iron and finished armory bright. The trigger, lock plate, hammer and frizzen are casehardened. The pistol has an oil finished black walnut stock which is stamped with the Ordnance Inspector's script initials "WAT" in a vertical oval and the Ordnance Sub-Inspector's script initials "JH" in a horizontal oval. Model 1836 Pistols were the primary handgun carried by the Dragoons and Mounted Rifles during the Mexican War and were the last U.S. flintlock martial pistol. The pistol is widely considered to be the best designed and most attractive of all U.S. flintlock handguns. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very fine. The pistol has been cleaned many years ago on the arsenal bright metal areas and may have been unissued. The iron parts are bright. The lock and trigger retain 75% original casehardened finish. The brass pan has an attractive aged patina. The stock is excellent showing a few minor handling/storage marks with sharp edges and exceptional Ordnance inspection marks. The markings remain crisp and clear. The action is excellent. This is a very fine example of an important and desirable U.S. martial flintlock pistol.

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U.S. Simeon North Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1215: U.S. Simeon North Model 1816 Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $850 - 1300 Manufactured from 1817 to 1820. The lock plate is marked "S. NORTH/U[eagle shield]S/[illegible]". The breech end of the barrel is stamped "P/US". The front sight and flash pan are brass. The stock has a cartouche on the left flat. With a swelled tip ramrod. BBL: 9 1/6 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good as refinished, reconverted. The barrel and top strap/buttcap have an artificial brown as well as the hammer. The pistol has a smooth dark patina overall with a few patches of minor pitting. The repaired stock is very good with a long hairline crack on the left flat, a couple missing surface chips and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Navy Henry Deringer Model 1842 Percussion Pistol with Scarce Rifled Bore

Lot 1216: U.S. Navy Henry Deringer Model 1842 Percussion Pistol with Scarce Rifled Bore

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3750 This is an example of one of only 200 Model 1842 pistols manufactured by Deringer for the U.S. Navy with rifle bore. This historically significant in that this model represents the first sidearm made for the U.S. military with a rifled bore. This pistol has no inspector marks. The lock is marked "US/DERINGER/PHILADEL". The barrel band, trigger guard and buttplate are brass. It has a button head swivel steel ramrod and mounted with a smooth stock. Front and rear rifle style sights. BBL: 6 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good as partially refnished (stock). All metal surfaces have a bright appearance showing some minor pitting. The refinished, repaired stock is good with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Collector's Lot of Two U.S. Martial Sidearms

Lot 1217: Collector's Lot of Two U.S. Martial Sidearms

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1600 A) This is an example of a Model 1836 flintlock pistol manufactured by Robert Johnson of Middletown, Connecticut, in 1843 and later, (1850s), converted to percussion. The lock is marked "US./R. JOHNSON/MIDDn CONN./1843", there is a small "H" on some of the parts and the top of the barrel at the breech is marked "JH/P". The pistol has the distinctive iron swivel ramrod with button head, barrel band that extends to join the side plate and integral back strap and buttcap. The barrel, side plate/barrel band, ramrod, buttcap and trigger guard were finished National Armory Bright. The lock plate, hammer, barrel tang and trigger have a casehardened finish. Mounted with a walnut stock with two clear cartouches on the left flat. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fair. The metal surfaces have been cleaned and remain semi bright with overall scattered minor pitting. The stock has been sanded and refinished, and remains good with a few minor gouges in the grip area and right front, and overall a few minor dings. The markings are clear. The action is fine. - B) Manufactured from 1845 to 1852. The lock is marked "MIDDTN/CONN/1849" behind the hammer and "US/ASTON" in front of the hammer. The barrel is absent of the normal breech end barrel markings. There is a "K" on the barrel band strap and on the lower tang ahead of the trigger guard. Brass mountings, button head steel swivel type ramrod and mounted with a one-piece walnut stock. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: bright Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Poor. The metal surfaces have a gray patina with scattered pitting, heaviest on the breech end of the barrel, percussion nipple and on the bolster. The brass has been polished and remains bright showing some scattered dings. The ramrod swivel screw is stripped. The stock has been sanded and refinished, and remains poor with a few minor dings. The lock marks are clear. The action is very good.

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U.S. Simeon North Model 1819 Flintlock Pistol

Lot 1218: U.S. Simeon North Model 1819 Flintlock Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $600 - 900 The U.S. S. North lock plate markings are un-dated with the left side of the barrel at the breech stamped "P" and "US". It has a brass front sight, sliding safety, brass flash pan and swivel iron ramrod. Stock is without markings. BBL: 10 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Poor. The pistol has a bright appearance with some very scattered minor pitting. The shortened stock (forend missing 2 inches) is fairwith a repaired chip on the underside and some scattered minor handling marks.

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Collector's Lot of Two 1836 Martial Pistols

Lot 1219: Collector's Lot of Two 1836 Martial Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1900 A) The lock plate is marked with an eagle head above "A. WATERS/MILBURY, MS/1837" with "WD" stamped upside down near the front of the lock. The breech end of the barrel is stamped "US/JCS/P" with the letter "A" on the left flat. Iron furniture with a button head swivel ramrod. The stock has two inspector cartouches stamped on the left flat. The last U.S. martial flintlock pistol, the 1836 was standard issue during the Mexican War, with many converted to percussion and used during the Civil War. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 Finish: bright/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pistol has a bright appearance showing some minor pitting. The revarnished stock is fair with a large chip missing from the grip area and a number of minor handling marks. The cartouches are legible. Mechanically fine. - B) Manufactured in 1837 and arsenal converted to percussion circa 1850s. The lock is marked "U.S./R. JOHNSON/MIDDN CONN/1837" and the barrel is marked "JH/P" at the rear. Iron furniture with a swivel button head ramrod and brass blade front sight. The stock has two inspector cartouches stamped on the left flat. BBL: 8 1/2 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 54 percussion Finish: bright/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: nsn Condition: Good. The pistol has a mottled gray patina with minor pitting. The stock is fine with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare and Historic Cased Factory Deluxe Gustave Young Engraved Samuel Colt Presentation Model 1849 Pocket Revolver to J.J. Comstock, Captain of the U.S. Ship Baltic

Lot 1220: Rare and Historic Cased Factory Deluxe Gustave Young Engraved Samuel Colt Presentation Model 1849 Pocket Revolver to J.J. Comstock, Captain of the U.S. Ship Baltic

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Description: Estimate: $85000 - 130000 Colt cased Model 1849 Pocket Revolver that was manufactured in 1853 and deluxe factory engraved by Gustave Young for presentation by Samuel Colt to J. J. Comstock, Captain of the steamship U.S.S.S. Baltic. This revolver is one of an estimated 200-300 cased and engraved Model 1849 Pocket Revolvers that were specially inscribed and presented by Samuel Colt to government officials, military leaders, business associates and personal friends. Revolvers inscribed and presented by Samuel Colt are among the most desirable of all Colt percussion revolvers. It has been speculated that this revolver was once presented with a Colt Model 1851 Navy, serial number 30523, previously sold by RIA in September of 2012. It was also Gustave Young engraved and manufacted in 1853 and was similarly presented by Colt to Captain J.J. Comstock to reportedly commemorate Colt's honeymoon voyage to England on the S.S. Baltic in 1856. Captain Comstock was a world renowned navigator; in 1851 the S.S. Baltic set the record for the the fastest Atlantic crossing by a steamship and maintained the record for nearly five years. During the Civil War Captain Comstock transported Federal troops under charter and it was the U.S. Steamship Baltic that was dispatched to Fort Sumter to relieve Major Anderson and his command after the fort was surrendered. Samuel Colt and J.J. Comstock were personal friends. Comstock transported Colt to Europe on several occasions and used his associations with British and European dignitaries to assist Colt in forming overseas business connections. Back in the United States, Captain Comstock lobbied Congress on behalf of Colt for an extension of the patent on revolving firearms. The revolver back strap is inscribed: "Capt.J.J. Comstock/from the Inventor" in two lines with the first line in Old English letters and the second line in script. The revolver barrel and five-shot cylinder are blued, the loading lever, frame and hammer are casehardened and the brass trigger guard and back strap are silver-plated. The one-piece grip is highly figured walnut with a high polish 'piano' finish. The revolver has deluxe, highly detailed, Germanic scroll engraving on a punch-dot background on the barrel, loading lever, frame, hammer, trigger guard and back strap. The revolver was personally engraved by Gustave Young and features Young's trademark fanciful animal heads partially concealed in the scrollwork. A hound's head is engraved on the left side of the barrel lug ahead of the wedge and a second hound's head is engraved on the right side of the lug above the wedge. The sides of the hammer are engraved with a wolf's head motif. Three small punch-dots on the hammer spur indicate that Young spent three days engraving this revolver. The top of the barrel is engraved with "Saml Colt" in Old English presentation panel flanked by engraved flourishes. "COLTS/PATENT" is hand engraved in an arch on the left side of the frame. All of the screw heads are engraved. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Stagecoach Holdup scene and "COLTS PATENT". The full serial number, "79447" is stamped on the loading lever, the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, back strap and on the side of the cylinder. All of the visible serial numbers match. A punch-dot is stamped either above or below the serial numbers on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap; this mark was used by the Colt factory to designate parts that required engraving or special finish. The revolver has a mahogany, American style, case with five compartments and a red velvet lining. The case contains: (1) assorted lead balls and conical bullets, (2) a brass, double cavity bullet, mold for round balls and conical bullets: the mold is not equipped with a spruce cutter and is stamped: "COLTS/PATENT" in two lines across the top of the blocks (3) small powder flask with fixed charger with stars, an eagle and shield motif and "E-PLURIBUS-UNUM" embossed in a ribbon on both sides, (4) 100 cap tin of Eley Bros., percussion caps with green paper label, (5) blued, L-shaped, combination screw-driver/nipple wrench, (6) sealed packet of five Hazard's "Combustible Envelope Cartridges" and (7) a key. Included with the revolver is a five-page, highly detailed evaluation of the revolver and description of it's history by author R.L. Wilson. BBL: 6 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/case-hardened Grips: varnished/walnut Serial Number: 79447 Condition: The revolver is in fine condition. The barrel, lever, frame and hammer have a very attractive silver-gray patina. The deluxe, impeccably executed, engraving is crisp and deep. Traces of the original blue and color casehardened finish are visible in protected areas of the engraved portions of the revolver. The engraved markings on the barrel and frame are sharp. The trigger guard and back strap retain approximately 90% of the silver-plated finish. The presentation and engraving on the back strap is extremely crisp. The forward sides of the barrel show traces of pitting and some very minor age discoloration. The cylinder retains about 90% of the roll-engraved scene and has light to moderate flash pitting on the percussion nipples and rear face. The cylinder safety pins show pressure marks. The highly figured, fancy grain, varnished walnut grip is in very fine condition and retains nearly 90% of the original 'piano' finish. Wear is limited to a few, minor, handling marks. The case is in fine condition. The exterior has some minor handling marks and a hairline crack in the left side of the lid. The interior lining is faded and dusty with compression marks form the revolver and accessories. The once polished brass bullet mold is in good condition. The fine powder flask has most of the brown lacquer finish on the body; traces of gold plating are visible in protected areas near the top of the flask. The cap tin is in good condition and retains nearly all of the green paper label. The cartridge packet is sealed and has a taped edge. This is a rare and historic example of a very desirable factory cased and Gustave Young engraved Model 1849 Pocket Revolver inscribed and presented by Samuel Colt to his friend and associate Captain J.J. Comstock.

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Historic Presentation Cased, Gustave Young Factory Engraved, Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver with Civil War Philadelphia National Guard Officer's Inscription

Lot 1221: Historic Presentation Cased, Gustave Young Factory Engraved, Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver with Civil War Philadelphia National Guard Officer's Inscription

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Description: Estimate: $50000 - 75000 Factory Engraved and Presentation Cased, Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver that was manufactured in 1861. This early, Fourth Model, Navy revolver features a large rounded trigger guard, recoil shield without capping cut-out channel and thin loading lever catch. The revolver has a high polish blue finish on the barrel and cylinder, color casehardened loading lever, frame and hammer and silver-plated, brass, trigger guard and backstrap. The one piece grip is highly figured, fancy grain, walnut with a high polish 'piano' finish. The barrel has a dovetail mounted front sight with nickel-silver blade. The hammer spur has bordered knurling. The revolver features deluxe Germanic Scroll engraving on a punch-dot background executed by master engraver Gustave Young. A hound's head partially concealed in the scroll-work is engraved on the left side of the barrel lug in front of the wedge slot. The sides of the hammer are engraved with Young's trademark wolf head motif. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the legend: "-ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT." in a engraved panel with scalloped edges and a scrollwork flourish at the muzzle end. "COLT'S/PATENT" is hand-engraved in a scroll work panel on the left side of the frame. The inscription panel on the backstrap is engraved: "Lieut Jas B. Smith/Co D National Guards 2nd Regt Philada" in two lines with a Masonic emblem is engraved at the end of the inscription. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Texas Navy battle scene, "Colt's Patent No.". The full serial number, "98260" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and the side of the cylinder. The partial serial number, "8260" is located on the top of the loading lever. All of the visible serial numbers match. The revolver is complete with a Colt mahogany case with dark blue velvet lining. The case has five compartments and is complete with accessories that include: (1) lacquered 100 cap tin of Eley Bros. percussion caps with green paper label, (2) several .36 caliber round balls and conical bullets (3) blued, iron, .36 caliber bullet mold for round balls and conical bullets marked: "COLT'S/PATENT" on the sprue cutter (4) blued, L-shaped combination nipple wrench/screw-driver and (5) 1851/1861 Navy powder flask with brass fixed charger and top and dark brown lacquer-finished body embossed crossed revolving rifles and revolvers above "COLTS/PATENT" and a stand of flags and arms. BBL: 7 1/2 In Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/case-hardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 98260 Condition: Extremely fine. The revolver retains 70% plus of the original high polish blue and color case-hardened finish overall. The most noticable wear is some flaking on the right side of the barrel near the muzzle. Most of the blue finish is present on the cylinder. The roll-engraved naval scene is sharp. All of the cylinder pins are intact and the percussion nipples show only light flash pitting. The case colors on the loading lever, frame and hammer are vivid. The front of the hammer has some very minor flash pitting. The trigger guard retains 90% of the silver-plated finish with some very minor edge wear. The backstrap shows some handling wear and has 50% of the original plated finish intact. The precisely cut scrollwork on the barrel, loading lever, frame, trigger guard and backstrap is crisp and deep. The grip is in very fine condition and retains 70% of the high polish piano finish with some small areas of flaking. The action functions perfectly. The case exterior is in very good condition with some very minor nicks and scratches on the lid. The case interior is also in very good condition. The exceptional, original deep blue velvet lining is slightly faded and the only significant wear is discoloration from contact with the revolver cylinder and muzzle. The cap tin is in very fine condition; the green label is bright and the tin has nearly all the japanned finish. The bullet mold has some dents in the left block but has crisp markings on the sprue cutter and retains about 80% of the blue finish. The nipple wrench/screw-driver retains about 80% of the niter blue finish. The powder flask is in very good condition and has about half of the dark brown lacquer finish; the brass top and charger have an attractive, un-polished, patina. This is an outstanding example of a Civil War inscribed, factory cased, Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver factory engraved by Gustave Young.

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Scarce Colt 3rd Model 1848 Dragoon Revolver

Lot 1222: Scarce Colt 3rd Model 1848 Dragoon Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $10000 - 17000 Manufactured in 1858 this Colt 3rd Model Dragoon Revolver was part of an Ordnance Department contract for 924 Dragoon revolvers and one of an estimated 1,200-1,500 3rd Dragoon revolvers issued with a detachable stock. The oval brass trigger guard and rectangular cylinder stop slots are features that are characteristic of 3rd Dragoon revolvers. The four-screw frame has stock cut-outs in the recoil shields and there is a slot for the stock clamp in the bottom of the buttstrap. The barrel has a rear folding leaf rear sight mounted in a dovetail. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped "-ADDRESS SAML COLT, NEW-YORK CITY" and the left side of the frame is roll-stamped "COLTS/PATENT/US". The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Ranger and Indian battle scene and "MODEL U.S.M.R." and "COLT'S PATENT" in two decorative panels. Small "S, H, C" and "T" sub-inspector initials are stamped on most components including the grip heels and a "P" is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder between the chambers. The full serial number is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and back strap and on the side of the cylinder with the partial serial number ("7462") stamped on the loading lever and wedge. Blue with casehardened loading lever, frame and hammer. Provenance: The Joseph Murphy Collection BBL: 7 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 17462 Condition: Professionally restored to nearly mint condition. The barrel, loading lever, cylinder, frame, hammer and back strap have the correct blue and color casehardened finish. The cylinder markings have been re-rolled. The markings and serial numbers are crisp. The cylinder pins are battered. There are traces of pitting on the frame and hammer and some flash pitting on the rear face of the cylinder. This is a solid example of a scarce U.S. contract Colt 3rd Model Dragoon Revolver.

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Attractive Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

Lot 1223: Attractive Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4000 Manufactured in 1860. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line Hartford address flanked by dashes as seen on 1849s in the 164,000 to 340,000 serial number range: "ADDRESS SAML COLT/HARTFORD CT." The Hartford address is an uncommon marking on 1849s as the majority have the New York address. The cylinder has the roll-engraved stagecoach holdup scene. Matching numbers on barrel, frame, grip straps, loading lever, cylinder and wedge. The trigger guard is stamped with the letter "B" on the left side. Fitted with a varnished one piece grip. From the P.L. Shumaker (past O.G.E.A business manager) collection, with letter. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 178902 Condition: Very fine as factory refinished. The barrel and cylinder retain 95% plus of the blue finish with some scattered patches of brown. There is some extremely light pitting present on the muzzle as well as on the cylinder, uner the blue. The hammer, frame and loading lever retain most of the bright and vivid case colors. The trigger retains most of the niter blue. The grip straps retain 97% of the silver plating. The grip is very fine with a very small chip missing near the bottom right toe and some minor handling marks. Most of the varnish remains. Mechanically excellent. An extremely fine Colt Model 1849!

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American Mahogany Presentation Case for a Colt Dragoon with Accessories

Lot 1224: American Mahogany Presentation Case for a Colt Dragoon with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $8500 - 13000 Measuring 16 1/8 inches wide, 6 3/4 inches deep and 2 1/2 inches tall with large inset brass shield and brass corner protectors on the lid and wine colored velvet lining with five compartments. In the case is a Colt powder flask, (9 inches tall including the charger) with sloping charger and thumb lever cut-off. Suspension rings on each side near the top. Each side has a stand of flags, cannon, crossed rifles and pistols, with "COLTS PATENT" in a banner at the bottom, unmarked brass two cavity bullet, mold with iron sprue, unopened original Eley Bros. cap tin and empty envelope cartridge container. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: The case is very fine with a few minor dings and scratches on the exterior and an aged patina on the brass. The lining is very good with some minor fraying on the edges, heavy contact wear from the cylinder and some minor soiling. All accessories are fine with an aged patina on the flask and mold, the protective paper on the cap tin has dark spots and the cartridge box is very good. The perfect accessories to compliment your Colt Dragoon.

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Spectacular Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver with Rare Kidder Patent Case

Lot 1225: Spectacular Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver with Rare Kidder Patent Case

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Description: Estimate: $30000 - 50000 This is an excellent example of a Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver that was manufactured in 1853. The revolver features the typical high quality scroll and floral engraving and distinctive wolf head hammer engraving from the Gustave Young shop at Colt, most likely this revolver was done by Gustave Young himself. The engraving covers the rear sides and upper flat of the barrel, the frame, rear sides of the loading lever, trigger guard, hammer sides, butt and upper and lower back strap. The top of the hammer ahead of the checkering on the spur is marked with four small dots signifying that it took 4 days to complete the engraving on this revolver. The ends of the wedge and all screw heads are also engraved. There is also a dogs head incorporated in the scroll on each side of the barrel lug. The top of the back strap has a shell design. The top barrel flat is hand engraved "Saml Colt" with a decorative simple double line design around it, the lower left side of the barrel lug is marked "3" and the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT" amid the engraving. The cylinder is roll engraved with the stagecoach holdup scene, as well as being marked "COLTS PATENT/No 71773" with a small vertical "3" behind the serial number. The complete matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the barrel, frame, trigger guard, cylinder and back strap with a dot below the latter three, (signifying engraving or special finish), the wedge and loading lever are marked with the partial serial number "1773" and the arbor pin "773". Blue barrel and cylinder, casehardened frame, loading lever and hammer, and silver plated back strap and trigger guard. Fitted with a nicely figured smooth varnished one-piece walnut grip. The revolver is complete with a rare mahogany Kidder case with five compartments, brass corner protectors and brown velvet lining. The top rear of the the case is stamped "MANUFACTURED/SOLELY BY W. KIDDER" and "PATENT, APR 1854.". In the case is an original 1849 Pocket Model dark brown lacquered eagle flask with "COLTS/PATENT" at the top over an eagle with revolver and flask in it's talons. The top is silver and the spring is fire blue, a two cavity brass "COLTS/PATENT" marked bullet mold, an eley Bros cap tin, (sealed in plastic and appears full), an unopened original 6 count box of combustible envelope cartridges, nipple wrench/screwdriver and 10 round lead bullets. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 71773 Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains at least 95% original bright blue finish with some edge wear, some flaking on the forcing cone and some minor spotting. The cylinder retains 30% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The scene remains crisp and clear. The hammer and frame have a smooth gray patina. The loading lever is a mix of original case colors, mainly in the protected areas and a smooth brown patina. The back strap and trigger guard retain 98% original silver plating with loss limited to the heel and toe of the back strap. The silver is darkening with age on the upper sides of the trigger guard bow. The grips are also excellent with 98% original varnish with some very minor lower edge wear and only a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings and engraving remain crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The case is very fine with a few minor dings and scratches on the exterior and some contact wear on the lining. All the accessories are excellent. The powder flask retains most of the original dark brown lacquer finish remaining and 60% silver plating on the top and charger. The nipple wrench/screwdriver has a smooth dark patina and the bullet mold has a few minor dents and dings. A very fine Gustave Young engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver in a rare Kidder case.

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Extraordinary Only Known Colt Paterson Model 1839 Deluxe Carbine with Birds-Eye Maple Stock, Flask, Capper Mold, Winner of the Best Single Weapon Award at the St. Paul Minnesota Colt Show and Accompan

Lot 1226: Extraordinary Only Known Colt Paterson Model 1839 Deluxe Carbine with Birds-Eye Maple Stock, Flask, Capper Mold, Winner of the Best Single Weapon Award at the St. Paul Minnesota Colt Show and Accompan

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Description: Estimate: $75000 - 150000 This is the only example of a deluxe Colt Model 1839 Revolving Carbine that was manufactured by Samuel Colt's Paterson, New Jersey, factory circa 1838-1841. The carbine has a highly figured Bird's Eye Maple stock with cheekpiece, checkered wrist and nickel-silver buttplate. The 2 1/2 inch round-back six-shot cylinder is elaborately roll-engraved with three oval panels that depict a hunting scene, a naval battle and a land battle. "COLT'S PATENT/PATENT ARMS MAN'Y/Patterson JERSEY" is boldly stamped between the oval panels and the balance of the cylinder body is roll-engraved with delicate scrollwork. The rifled part-round/part-beveled barrel has a factory loading lever with guide stud on the right side of the lug and a dovetail mounted fixed rear sight and pin front sight. The left side of the barrel lug is roll-stamped "- Patent Arms M'g. Co. Paterson, N.J.-Colt's Pt." with wavy lines and asterisks on either side of the marking. The frame has an iron scroll shaped trigger guard. The serial number "737" is located on all visible parts. Included with the carbine are: (1) unmarked "cross-pump" Model 1839 Paterson flask with two-piece horn body (shown on page 24 of COLT ACCOUTERMENTS by Robin J. Rapley), (2) Brass Paterson rifle capper which features the Rampant Colt, a Paterson revolving rifle and two crossed Paterson revolvers on the lid circled by "PATENT ARMS MANg Co-PATERSON: N.J.-COLTS PATENT" (Rapley C3, Page 56), and (3) Paterson Model 1839 Carbine .52 caliber, round ball bullet mold with three turned wooden handles (Rapley M#5, Page 42). Also included with the carbine is a small bronze Texas Longhorn trophy with a plaque engraved "GATHERING OF PATERSONS/Texas Gun Collectors Assn./2008". BBL: 24 inch Stock: walnut checkered Gauge: 525 Finish: blue/brown Grips: Serial Number: 737 Condition: Fine. The carbine is accompanied by a 1999 dated letter of evaluation from noted antique arms dealer and firearms consultant Herb Glass. The letter describes the carbine as "an authentic example, which has had some work and restoration". Glass states "The deluxe Bird's Eye Maple buttstock with German Silver buttplate, with its documented and well done wrist repair is certainly of the period and beautifully made in the Paterson style." The letter states that although the stock has no visible serial number, "it is very probable that the stock is original to this gun." Glass noted that while none of the Model 1839 Carbines were believed to have been rifled at the factory some carbines, like this example, were rifled during the period of their use. The letter states that the lower tang and attached parts and the wedge appear to have been refinished during the period of the gun's use and that the finish on these parts is very old. The letter further notes that the front and rear sights are replacements and that a wedge latch has been added to the right barrel lug. The barrel and cylinder have a very attractive gray-brown patina. The markings on the left side of the barrel lug are light but legible. The delicate roll-engraved panels and scrollwork on the cylinder remains fully visible. The flask and capper are original and remain fine. The bullet mold is rebrowned. This is a fine and well documented example of a Deluxe Paterson Model 1839 Carbine with scarce accessories.

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Scarce and Desirable Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver with Eight Inch Barrel

Lot 1227: Scarce and Desirable Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver with Eight Inch Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $18000 - 25000 This is an example of a late production Colt Civilian Third Model Dragoon Revolver that was manufactured in 1861. This revolver was manufactured during the last year of production for the Colt Dragoon Revolver series and is one of a very few Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolvers that were manufactured with eight inch barrels. The revolver has the distinctive combination of oval brass trigger guard and cylinder with rectangular stops that identify Third Model Dragoon Revolvers. The right side of the barrel lug has a beveled loading lever cut-out. The barrel and cylinder have a blue finish and the loading lever, frame and hammer are color casehardened. The trigger guard and back strap are brass with a silver-plated finish and the revolver has a one-piece walnut grip. The massive six-shot cylinder is roll-engraved with the Ranger and Indian fight scene and "MODEL U.S.M.R./COLT'S PATENT". The top flat of the barrel lug is roll-stamped "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-" in one line reading toward the breech. "COLTS/PATENT" is stamped on the left side of the frame in two lines. The full serial number, "19511", is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, back strap and on the side of the cylinder. The partial serial number, "9511" is stamped on the loading lever and wedge. All of the visible serial numbers match. The numeral "2" is stamped on the lower left side of the barrel lug; the significance of this number is unknown. A small "G" Colt inspection mark is stamped on the left shoulder of the trigger guard and a small "S" is stamped on the left trigger guard bow. "M Rice" is lightly scratched on the bottom of the back strap. Six shallow notches are cut in the right side of the grip. Manufactured between 1851 and 1861, the Third Model Dragoon Revolver was the final design of the Colt Dragoon Revolver series. These revolvers typically saw hard use and are difficult to find with any original finish. Late production Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolvers (like this example) are very likely to have been carried during the Civil War. Colt Dragoon revolvers were especially popular with Confederate cavalry who typically utilized older model Colt revolvers. BBL: 8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 19511 Condition: Very good plus. The revolver is completely original and retains traces of the blue and casehardened finish. The barrel has an attractive plum brown patina with sharp edges and minimal pitting. The cylinder has a silver-gray patina present with nearly all of the original Ranger and Indian fight scene present with the Colt Patent markings. The percussion nipples have moderate flash pitting and the safety pins are battered. The frame, hammer and loading lever have a brown patina with visible case colors. Traces of the silver plated finish are visible in protected areas of the brass trigger guard and frame. The Colt markings on the barrel, frame and cylinder are crisp and the serial numbers are sharp. The grip is very good overall with moderate handling wear. The action is tight and functions well. This is a solid example of a Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver with scarce eight-inch barrel.

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Rare Walker and Whitneyville-Hartford Powder Flask

Lot 1228: Rare Walker and Whitneyville-Hartford Powder Flask

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7000 This large powder flask measures approximately 9 inches long and is known as the Walker and Whitneyville-Hartford flask (see Robin Rapley's book COLT ACCOUTREMENTS 1834-1911" pages 65). The double face flask has the following raised motif: Texas and U.S. flags as the backdrop with military arms including a cannon and mortar above crossed Paterson rifles and crossed Walker revolvers above "COLTS PATENT" in a banner. The charger is the plunger type, has suspension rings and the swivel cover is marked "COLT'S/PATENT" in a shallow oval. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Fair. The flask has a mixed patina with numerous dings and the seam showing some separation. The ideal accessory for your Walker Revolver!

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Collector's Lot of Two Colt .44 Revolver Bullet Molds

Lot 1229: Collector's Lot of Two Colt .44 Revolver Bullet Molds

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1900 1) Dragoon iron bullet mold with heel and grease groove and bow legs. The sprue-cutter is marked "COLT'S/PATENT" which is partially covered by the custom period custom added brass sprue plate adaptor. Right leg stamped with a small letter "G". 2) Dragoon, or 1860 iron bullet mold with heel and grease groove and bow legs. The sprue-cutter is marked "COLT'S/PATENT" and right leg marked with a small letter "S". BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: 1) Very fine with 70% original blue finish remaining with the balance a smooth brown patina. 2) Fair with a smooth dark patina and moderate pitting.

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Attractive Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Slim Jim Belt Rig, Bowie Knife and Elaborate Silver Overlaid Ivory Grip

Lot 1230: Attractive Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Slim Jim Belt Rig, Bowie Knife and Elaborate Silver Overlaid Ivory Grip

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Description: Estimate: $13000 - 19000 Manufactured in 1867. This is an exceptional example of a Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver with a complete period leather holster rig. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line New York address and the cylinder is roll engraved with the Texas naval battle scene. The complete matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap, the wedge is numbered "00497", the cylinder is numbered "0497" and the loading lever is un-numbered. Standard brass cone front and hammer notch rear sights and fitted with a one-piece ivory grip with a silver decorative floral overlay. The revolver is complete with a tooled brown leather holster and belt with a silver buckle and knife with a brown leather tooled sheath, with silver throat and tip. The knife has a 8 inch blade, silver hand guard and stag grip. The blade is marked "G. WOSTENHOLM & SON/WASHINGTON WORKS" and "THE REAL I* XL KNIFE (in a banner)/THE HUNTERS COMPANION" on one side along the spine and a large "I * XL" on the ricasso. BBL: 7 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: 200497 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 80% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The top and upper left barrel flat at the muzzle show heavy metal wear. The cylinder retains 20% original blue finish mixed with a smooth gray patina. The cylinder scene is clear. The frame retains 60% original case colors, the lever retains most of the original case colors on the lug and the hammer shows strong flashes of the original case colors. The brass has a very pleasant aged patina. The grip is fine with age cracks on the bottom and a pleasant patina. The silver overlay has a separation on one of the stems, otherwise very good. The leather is good with some heavy wear on the belt and sheath. The stitching has been period redone on the upper sides of the sheath, otherwise the stitching is tight. The knife is good with signs of some sharpening and some grind marks on the blade. The silver has an aged patina and the grip is very good.

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Scarce Original Rosewood Presentation Case For a Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Accessories

Lot 1231: Scarce Original Rosewood Presentation Case For a Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7000 Measuring 14 1/4 inches wide, 6 1/2 inches deep and 2 1/4 inches tall, this mahogany case is configured for a Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver. The exterior is unmarked, with a green cloth lining across the bottom panel and a blank inscription plate, 1 7/8 inches wide and 3/4 inch tall. American-style interior, with green felt lining and 5 internal compartments, which contain a working key, ball and conical bullets, a 2-chamber brass mold with sprue cutter, an "L" shaped screwdriver/nipple wrench, and a partial box of 44 caliber D.C. Sage combustible cartridges. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Fine, with mild chipping and scratches on the attractive varnished exterior, and a few cracks in the lid. The interior is fine, with a mended break in one of the dividers, mild rubbing wear, and a small amount of fading, showing over 70% of the original attractive green color. A superb piece that would enhance a fine 1851 Navy Revolver.

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Exceptional Samuel Colt Presentation Triple Cased Model 1851 Navy, 1849 Pocket Model and 1855 Sidehammer Revolvers

Lot 1232: Exceptional Samuel Colt Presentation Triple Cased Model 1851 Navy, 1849 Pocket Model and 1855 Sidehammer Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $125000 - 225000 A) BBL: 7 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 41936 Condition: Fine.The revolver retains 40% of the original finish and has light-moderate handling wear with some flash pitting on the percussion nipples, rear of the cylinder and sides of the hammer. 30% of the blue and casehardened finish is present on the, loading lever, frame and hammer. The cylinder has a dark patina and retains nearly all of the Texas Navy scene. The trigger guard has nearly all of the silver-plated finish; the backstrap has some handling wear. The grip is excellent with 90% of the piano finish; wear is limited to some minor handling and storage marks. The engraving is crisp and deep. All of the markings are sharp. The action functions perfectly. The case and accessories are good. The case exterior retains most of the high polish finish; there are several hair-line cracks in the lid. The fine, original interior lining is slightly faded and the bottom of the case has compression marks and some minor stains from contact with the revolvers and accessories. There are several minor tears in the lining from contact with revolver front sight pins and hammer spurs but no significant damage. The two smaller powder flasks, the two iron bullet molds and the cartridge packets are all very good-near excellent with only light handling and storage wear. The navy size flask is good overall with about 30% of the lacquer finish, The .28 caliber, brass bullet mold is good with moderate handling wear. Both of the cap tins are good overall with moderate handling wear. The R.L Wilson letter that accompanies this set describes it as: "One of the very ultimate rarities in the collecting of Colt firearms-". The Wilson letter further states: "-this extraordinary set belongs in the most discriminating private or public arms collection". This unique set would be the centerpiece of the most advanced collection of Colt firearms. - B) The Model 1849 Pocket Revolver has a 4-inch, .31 caliber, barrel. The five-shot cylinder roll-engraved with the Stagecoach Holdup scene and "COLTS PATENT". The barrel and cylinder are blued, the loading lever, frame and hammer are case-hardened and the brass trigger guard and backstrap are silver-plated. The grip has a high polish piano finish. The top of the barrel is hand-engraved "Saml Colt" in Old English letters surrounded by engraved flourishes. "COLTS/PATENT" is hand engraved in a scroll-work panel on the left side of the frame. The full serial number, "62131" is stamped on the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and side of the cylinder. The lever is stamped with the partial serial number "2131". All of the visible serial numbers match. A punch-dot is stamped below the serial number on the frame, trigger guard and backstrap. The revolver is engraved with Gustave Young's Germanic scrollwork on a punch-dot background. The deluxe engraving includes the sides of the loading lever, ends of the wedge and screw heads. A fanciful animal head is partially concealed in the scrollwork on the left side of the lug and the sides of the hammer are engraved with a wolf head motif. Three small dots are stamped on the hammer spur. This specific Colt M1849 did not originate with the set as number 165375 in the number listed on the August, 27 1961 Wadsworth Athenevm Loan Receipt to Herb Glass. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/caseharden/silver Grips: burl walnut Serial Number: 62131 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains traces of the original, blue, casehardened and silver-plated finish. The barrel has a blue-gray patina on exposed surfaces with traces of finish in protected areas. The cylinder has a silver-gray patina with sharp Stagecoach Holdup scene. There is moderate flash pitting on the percussion nipples, rear face of the cylinder and sides of the hammer. Most of the casehardened finish remains on the loading lever, frame and hammer. The trigger guard and backstrap retain at least 90% of the silver-plated finish. The grip is very fine and retains nearly 90% of the piano finish with some scattered, minor, handling marks. The engraving is crisp. - C) The Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver has a .28 caliber, 3 1/2-inch, octagon barrel and five-shot cylinder roll-engraved with the Cabin and Indian scene. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the "1855" dated legend with pointing hand.The serial number, "5523" is stamped on the underside of the barrel, cylinder and butt. The revolver is blued with a casehardened hammer and loading lever. The one-piece grip is fancy grain walnut with a piano finish. The loading lever, barrel, frame and hammer are deluxe engraved with Germanic scrollwork on a punch-dot background. BBL: 3 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue Grips: burl walnut Serial Number: 5523 Condition: Fine as partially refurbished (cylinder). The revolver has 50% of the original high polish blue finish. Most of the blue finish is present on protected areas of the barrel and frame. The brown cylinder has a dark patina with half of the scene visible, moderate-heavy flash pitting on the percussion nipples and nipple cut-outs. The hammer has half of the faded casehardened finish with flash pitting on the face and sides. The grip is very fine with 85% of the piano finish and some minor handling marks. The engraving is sharp and deep. The action functions fine.

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Cased Engraved Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver with Ivory Grip and Accessories

Lot 1233: Cased Engraved Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver with Ivory Grip and Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 7000 Manufactured in 1862 and subsequently New York engraved. The revolver features very nice broad floral scroll and punch dot engraving in the style of Master Engraver Gustave Young. The engraving covers the rear and upper sides of the barrel, frame, trigger guard bow, butt and upper and lower back strap. There are floral patterns amid the scroll designs and the characteristic wolf head hammer engraving. The top of the barrel is marked "--ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U.S. AMERICA--" in a scallop bordered panel, and the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT". The complete matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, and back strap and the cylinder pin is numbered "563". The cylinder is roll engraved with the Texas naval scene and is restamped with a mis-matched number and the wedge is mis-matched. The barrel and cylinder were blue with casehardened loading lever, frame, hammer and silver plated brass trigger guard and back strap. The revolver is fitted with a smooth one-piece ivory grip. Complete in a wooden case with inset brass shield on the lid, red velvet lining with a William Read & Sons dealers label affixed to the inside of the lid. The case has six compartments and comes with a partially full Eley Bros. cap tin, an unopened original 6 count container of combustible envelope cartridges made by Colt's Cartridge Works, Colt iron two cavity bullet mold, a hunting dog and game bird powder flask, an iron "L" shaped screwdriver/nipple wrench and three lead conical bullets. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: 5636 Condition: Good as period engraved. The metal surfaces have an even gray patina with some minor pitting on the sides of the barrel lug. The brass has an un-touched natural aged patina. The grip is good showing age cracks and is a little loose and ill-fitting with a moderate chip on the left toe. The cylinder scene is fully visible and clear. The barrel address is mostly visible and the engraving is crisp. Mechanically fine. The case is very good with a 2 1/2 inch minor crack in the lid and a few minor dings on the exterior. The lining is near excellent with some minor contact wear. The spring on the flask has broken off, otherwise the accessories are good or better.

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Fine Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver

Lot 1234: Fine Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 7500 Colt Model 1862 Police revolver manufactured in 1865. The revolver has a high polish blued barrel and fluted, five-shot, cylinder, casehardened loading lever. The brass trigger guard and backstrap have traces of the original silver. The one-piece walnut grip has a high polish "piano" finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the legend: "ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA" in a single line reading toward the breech. "COLTS/PATENT" is stamped in two-lines on the left side of the frame. "PAT SEPT 10th 1851" is stamped in one cylinder flute. "36 CAL" is stamped on the left shoulder of the trigger guard. The serial number, "30408" is visible on the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and backstrap. All of the visible serial numbers match. The cylinder is numbered with the matching last four digits "0408" on the rear face. BBL: 4 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 30408 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 95% of the original blue overall and 90% casehardened finish. The barrel has some finish loss at the muzzle and some minor handling marks on the sides and on the left side of the lug surrounding the wedge slot. All of the safety pins are intact and the percussion nipples and rear face of the cylinder show no flash pitting. The loading lever, hammer and frame has vivid case colors. The trigger and screw heads have 75% of the delicate niter blue finish. Traces of the original silver-plating remain on the brass trigger guard and backstrap. The balance of the trigger guard and backstrap have a pleasant, un-polished patina. The grip is in very fine condition with 75% of the original varnish. All of the markings are sharp. The action is crisp and functions perfectly. This is a very fine, original, example of a Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver in high condition.

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American Case For a Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot 1235: American Case For a Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 Measuring 14 1/4 inches wide, 6 1/4 inches deep and 2 1/8 inches tall, this mahogany case is configured for a Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver. The exterior is unmarked, with a brass diamond lock escutcheon on the front and brass hinges. American-style interior, with red felt lining and 5 internal compartments, spaces for the revolver, cap tin, bullet mold, flask and bullets. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Very good, with some minor dents and handling marks around the revarnished exterior, concentrated at the corners. The interior is fine, with strong red color in the protected areas and mild wear from the revolver.

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Cased Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver with Ivory Grips

Lot 1236: Cased Gustave Young Factory Engraved Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver with Ivory Grips

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Description: Estimate: $10000 - 18000 The Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver that was manufactured circa 1857. The revolver is cased and factory engraved by Master Engraver Gustave Young. The revolver has Young's signature Germanic scrollwork on a punch-dot background on the sides of the barrel and loading lever, the top and sides of the frame, hammer and the back strap. Five small dots are stamped on the top of the hammer spur. The revolver is fitted with a one-piece ivory grip. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the second style legend which features a hand pointing from the muzzle to the breech followed by: "+ COLT'S PT/1855.+" in two lines followed by "ADDRESS COL. COLT/HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.+" in two lines with Maltese Crosses separating the two-line blocks. The five-shot cylinder is roll-engraved with the Cabin and Indian scene and "COLT'S PATENT" markings. The serial number "8374" is stamped on the underside of the barrel, on the side of the cylinder and on the bottom of the grip strap in an engraved ribbon. The mahogany, American style, case has five compartments and is lined with brown velvet. The case contains: (1) brass, double cavity, bullet mold for round balls and conical bullets marked: "COLTS/PATENT" in two lines across the blocks and "R" on the top of the left block, (2) copper powder flask with fixed charger embossed on both sides with an eagle and shield under two rows of stars above crossed revolvers without "COLTS PATENT" markings, and (3) assorted lead .28 caliber balls and conical bullets. BBL: 3 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue/case-hardened Grips: ivory Serial Number: 8374 Condition: Fine. The revolver has a dark patina with 30% of the original blue and case hardened finish in protected areas. There are several very small spots of pitting on the left side of the barrel at the muzzle, on the right side of the barrel lug and on the underside of the frame. The intricate Germanic scroll engraving is sharp and deep. There are scattered spots of flash pitting on the cylinder. The cylinder retains half of the Cabin and Indian scene and the "COLT'S PATENT" markings are faint. The ivory grip has an attractive patina and has shrunk slightly at the top of the frame. The grip is in good overall condition with a hairline crack in the left side, two circular age cracks in the butt and several small chips on the right side next to the grip strap. The case is in good condition; the exterior has scattered handling and storage marks. The lining is dusty and faded and has wear marks from contact with the revolver front sight pin, cylinder and hammer screw. The bullet mold is in good condition with moderate handling wear. The powder flask is in fair condition and retains none of the original finish. This is a solid, original example of a factory cased Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Revolver with factory ivory grips engraved by the premier 19th Century American firearms engraver Gustave Young.

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Scarce Excellent Cased Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver with British Proofs and Accessories

Lot 1237: Scarce Excellent Cased Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver with British Proofs and Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 9000 Manufactured in 1867. Standard one line New York barrel address on the top barrel flat, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame, "31 CAL" on the trigger guard shoulder and stagecoach holdup scene roll-engraved on the cylinder. The left side of the barrel lug is marked with a "crown/V' and "crown/GP" proof marks with the two alternating between each chamber on the cylinder. The matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, scarce iron trigger guard and backstrap with an "L" either above or below each number, "7039" is on the arbor pin and cylinder, "97039" is on the wedge and 039" on the loading lever. The cylinder is roll engraved with the stagecoach holdup scene and marked "COLTS PATENT" over the serial number. Iron trigger guard and back strap, blue finish with casehardened hammer, frame and loading lever and fitted with a smooth one-piece varnished walnut grip. The revolver is complete in a wooden case with brown velvet lining. The case has five compartments and in the case is a brass Colt marked two cavity bullet mold, Eley Bros. lacquered cap tin with about 15 percussion caps, eagle shield and stars powder flask, key and an opened, partially full (5 count) combustible envelope cartridges. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 297039L Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 90% bright original high polish blue finish with some edge wear, flaking on the cylinder and some tool marks on the rear of the barrel. The hammer, frame and loading lever retain 97% original bright case colors. The grips are excellent with 98% plus original varnish remaining, some very minor wear on the lower right edge and a few overall scattered minor handling marks. The cylinder scene and markings are clear. The action is excellent. The case is fine. The lid is slightly warped. The lining has faded some and shows some contact wear and soiling. The cartridge box is partially open and three cartridges are absent. The remaining accessories are very good with an aged patina on the flask and bullet mold.

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Very Fine Rare Colt Paterson Belt Model Revolver

Lot 1238: Very Fine Rare Colt Paterson Belt Model Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $45000 - 65000 This is an example of one of the only 800 No. 3 Paterson Revolvers that Colt manufactured from 1838 to 1840. This is an early Paterson Belt Model Revolver with medium frame, straight grip and straight back five-shot cylinder. The No. 3 Belt Model revolver is the only variation of the Colt Paterson revolver that was manufactured with both straight and flared grips. The revolver is blue and fitted with two piece fancy walnut grips. The top barrel flat has the early script legend of "-Patent Arms M'g Co Paterson N-J Colt's Pt.-" reading towards the muzzle. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Centaur scene. The serial number "254" is stamped on the rear face of the barrel lug, the barrel wedge, the right side of the trigger and the rear face of the cylinder. The cylinder turning ring is stamped with the partial serial number "25". BBL: 4 3/8 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 254 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 40% of the original blue finish in protected areas. The balance of the revolver has a smooth blue-gray age patina. The barrel markings are crisp. The cylinder has 90% or more of the Centaur scene. There is moderate flash pitting on the percussion nipples, the rear of the cylinder face and the sides of the hammer. The grips are very good with traces of the original varnish and minimal handling or storage marks. This revolver is a fine original example of a rare Colt Paterson Belt Model Revolver

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Exceptional U.S. Navy Colt Model 1851 Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Lot 1239: Exceptional U.S. Navy Colt Model 1851 Cartridge Conversion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 16000 Colt Model 1851 "Navy/Navy" revolver manufactured in 1856 and subsequently converted to chamber the .38 centerfire cartridge by Colt between 1873 and 1876. Approximately 1,000 Model 1851 percussion revolvers were altered to cartridge configuration by Colt for the Navy using the Richards-Mason conversion. This Third Model Navy revolver has the distinctive blued steel trigger guard and back strap found on "Model 1851 "Navy/Navy" revolvers. The right side of the barrel has a Mason type ejector housing with round tip and concentric rings on the ejector head. The loading lever channel on the barrel has been filled but the loading lever plunger hole is open. The frame is fitted with a loading gate with external spring and screw and a Richards Type III conversion ring. The percussion cylinder has been altered by removing the percussion nipples and boring the chambers to accept .38 caliber metallic cartridges. The hammer has been altered to accept a center-fire firing pin. The barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap are stamped with the serial number, "59208". The cylinder serial number, "61162", correctly, does not match the serial numbers of the other components. The conversion ring assembly number "990" is stamped on the back of the loading gate. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the legend "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-" reading from the breech to the bore (the opposite of the typical Model 1851 address). The left side of the frame has the original "COLTS/PATENT" marking over-stamped with the Colt, two-line 1871 and 1872 patent dates. The butt is stamped with a "U.S.N." property mark above the original Navy inspector's initials "J.L.H." (Commander James L. Henderson). The barrel, ejector housing, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap have a military blue finish and the frame, hammer and loading gate are color casehardened. The one-piece walnut grip has an oil finish. BBL: 7 1/2 inch Stock: Gauge: 38 CF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 59208 Condition: Excellent with 75% of the original blue and 90% vivid casehardened finish. The finish on the forward portion of the barrel and the side of the ejector housing have aged to a gray patina. There are several small spots of pitting on the ejector housing and the right side of the barrel. The cylinder retains more than 90% of the blue finish and most of the roll-engraved Texas Navy battle scene remains intact. The blue finish on the trigger guard and back strap have faded to a silver gray patina; significant amounts of blue finish are present on protected areas of the trigger guard. The frame, conversion ring, loading gate and hammer retain most of the color casehardened finish with vivid case colors. The frame screws are in excellent condition and retain most of the niter blue finish. The grip is excellent with nearly all of the original oil finish; the grip shows minimal handling wear. All of the markings and serial numbers are crisp. This is an exceptional example of a Colt Richards-Mason cartridge conversion of a Model 1851 "Navy/Navy" revolver.

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Spectacular Documented Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

Lot 1240: Spectacular Documented Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 10000 This factory engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion revolver is pictured on page 98 of "FINE COLTS: THE DR. JOSEPH MURPHY COLLECTION" by noted author R.L. Wilson. The revolver has a nickel-plated finish with case-hardened hammer and is engraved with what Wilson describes as heavy leaf scroll engraving on a punch-dot background c. 1870. The small "E" used by Colt to designate special finish or engraving is stamped below the serial number on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The rimfire hammer is engraved with the hound's head motif and has bordered checkering on the spur. The five-shot cylinder is roll-engraved with the Stage Holdup scene and "COLTS PATENT and engraved with scalloped borders. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA " in a panel formed by scallop engraving. The "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the left side of the frame is framed by scrollwork. "36 CAL" is stamped on the left rear trigger guard bow. The serial number "20147" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and back strap. The partial serial number "147" is stamped on the side of the cylinder. All the visible serial numbers match. BBL: 4 1/2 inch Stock: Gauge: 38 RF Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 20147 Condition: Excellent with 90% plus of the original nickel-plated finish remaining. There is a patch of pitting approximately one-inch square on the right side of the frame at the junction with the back strap and grip that apparently was caused by poor storage. The grip retains about 90% of the high polish varnish with some flaking and finish loss on the left side adjacent to the back strap. The balance of the grip is in excellent condition with minimal wear. With the exception of the storage wear on the frame and grip, the revolver appears to be in nearly new condition. The engraving is sharp and deep. All of the markings are crisp. This is an excellent example of a well documented factory engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion revolver.

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Lot 1241: Outstanding "British Contract" Colt Model 1855 Revolving Carbine with Original Deluxe Grade Stock

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Description: Estimate: $18000 - 27500 The Colt Model 1855 British Contract Revolving Carbine was manufactured between 1856 and 1864. Colt manufactured approximately 2,000 of these military style carbines for the British market. The carbine has a distinctive 21 inch part octagon barrel with no forearm, .56 caliber five-shot fluted cylinder, brass trigger guard and crescent buttplate. The stock is factory deluxe black walnut with a varnish finish. The barrel has a brass half-moon shaped front sight and a dovetail mounted rear sight with a fixed block graduated to 100 yards and folding leaves graduated to 300 and 600 yards. A staple-mounted sling ring is located on the left side of the receiver. The barrel, cylinder and receiver have a military blue finish and the loading lever and hammer are color casehardened. "COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." is stamped in the sighting groove on the receiver top-strap. "COLT'S PATENT/NOV. 24th 1857" is roll stamped on the left side of the receiver. "PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850" is roll-stamped in one cylinder flute. London "Crown/CP" and "Crown/V" proof and inspection marks are stamped in each cylinder flute and on the left barrel flat near the breech. The serial number "11828" is visible on the lower receiver tang and on the lower edge of the buttplate. All of the visible serial numbers match. Manufactured in limited numbers and exported, excellent surviving examples of Colt British Contract Revolving Carbines are rare. This exceptional example certainly qualifies for this statement! BBL: 21 inch part octagon Stock: fancy walnut Gauge: 56 percussion Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 11828 Condition: Excellent. The carbine retains 90% plus of the original blue and casehardened finish and shows minimal handling wear. Nearly all of the military blue finish is present on the barrel and receiver. The finish on the cylinder is thin but at least 80% intact. The percussion nipples and front and rear faces of the cylinder are free from flash pitting. The carbine shows no firing wear. The hammer and loading lever have nearly all of the casehardened finish and display strong case colors. The brass trigger guard and buttplate have a mellow untouched attractive patina. The highly figured burl walnut stock is excellent, retaining nearly all of the original varnish and shows minimal handling and storage wear. The screw heads retain significant amounts of the niter blue finish. The markings on the barrel, receiver and cylinder are very sharp. The action is excellent. This is an outstanding example of a scarce Colt British Contract Revolving Carbine that would be very difficult to improve upon.

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Fine Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with Ivory Grip

Lot 1242: Fine Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with Ivory Grip

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7500 Factory Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver manufactured in 1860. The revolver has a blue barrel and cylinder, casehardened loading lever, frame and hammer and silver-plated brass trigger guard and back strap with one-piece ivory grip. The five-shot cylinder is roll-engraved with the Stage Coach Holdup scene and "COLTS PATENT". The barrel is roll-stamped "-ADDRESS SAML COLT/HARTFORD CT.-" in two lines. "COLTS/PATENT" is stamped in two-lines on the left side of the frame. A small "G" Colt inspection mark is stamped on the left shoulder of the trigger guard and "S" is stamped on the left side of the trigger guard bow. The full serial number "183093" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and back strap and on the side of the cylinder. The loading lever is stamped with the partial serial number "3093". All of the visible serial numbers match. The mahogany case is lined with dark blue velvet and has five compartments. The case contains: (1) 100 cap japanned tin of Eley Bros., percussion caps with green paper label, (2) blue iron .31 caliber double cavity bullet mold roll-stamped "COLT'S/PATENT" on the spru cutter, (3) Eagle and Shield pattern powder flask with fixed charger; both sides of the flask are embossed with the Eagle and Shield motif beneath a double row of stars and above crossed revolvers and a ribbon with the motto "E. PLURIBUS.UNUM", and (4) assortment of .31 caliber lead balls and conical bullets. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: ivory Serial Number: 183093 Condition: Fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 60% of the original blue finish. The cylinder has most of the Stage Coach Holdup scene intact, the safety pins are not battered and the percussion nipples show minimal flash pitting. The loading lever, receiver and hammer have 40% of the dark color casehardened finish. The trigger guard and back strap retain nearly 90% of the silver-plated finish. The ivory grip has a mellow patina. The left side of the grip has a repaired crack that runs the length of the grip. All of the markings are crisp and the action is tight and functions well. The case exterior is very good; the lid has two hairline cracks with several dents and water stains. The interior is good. The blue velvet lining is dark and clean; there are several discolored spots from contact with the revolver cylinder and muzzle. The cap tin contains some percussion caps and retains 80% of the green paper label and black japanned finish. The bullet mold is very good with 85% of the original blue finish remining. The powder flask is very good with 80% of the brown finish on the body. The brass top and charge are tarnished. This is an attractive factory cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver with ivory grip.

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Outstanding Rosewood Cased Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver with Accessories

Lot 1243: Outstanding Rosewood Cased Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver with Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $8000 - 12000 This Colt Model 1862 Police revolver was manufactured in 1863. The revolver has the Colt high polish blue finish on the barrel and fluted five-shot cylinder color casehardened loading lever, frame and hammer, silver-plated trigger guard and back strap and varnished, one-piece walnut grip. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped "ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA" in one line. "COLTS/PATENT" is stamped in two lines on the left side of the frame. "PAT.SEPT.10th 1850" is stamped in one cylinder flute and "36 Cal" is stamped on the left shoulder of the trigger guard. The full serial number "20755" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and back strap. All of the visible serial numbers match. The rosewood case has a scalloped silver plate inlaid in the lid. The interior is lined with red felt and has five compartments. The case contains a full set of accessories that include: (1) a 250 cap tin of Eley Bros., percussion caps with green label and blue wrapper, (2) "COLTS/PATENT" Eagle and Shield Colt Police Model powder flask with fixed charger, niter blue spring, gold-plated top and brown lacquer body, (3) blue iron double cavity straight leg bullet mold marked "COLT'S/PATENT" in two lines on the sprue cutter and "36B" on the right block and (4) sealed package of five American Powder Co., "Combustible Envelope Cartridges" for "Police Pistols". BBL: 4 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 20755 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 60% plus of the original blue finish. The finish on the sides of the barrel has flaked to a dark patina and shows some surface discoloration. There are some minor takedown marks around the wedge slot. The cylinder has most of the high polish blue finish intact; the percussion nipples have moderate flash pitting. The loading lever, frame and hammer have 85% plus of the original casehardened finish with fiery case colors. Most of the tarnished silver-plated finish remains on the trigger guard and back strap. The grip is excellent with nearly all of the piano finish varnish and only minor handling wear. The barrel, frame and cylinder markings are sharp. The cylinder does not turn when the hammer is cocked. The case is fine; the lid shows minor handling wear and has two hairline cracks. The lining on the case bottom is faded and torn in several places. The lid lining has some discoloration from contact with the revolver cylinder. The cap tin is fair with damage to the wrapping and label. The powder flask is fine and retains 70% of the gold plated, niter blue and brown lacquer finish. The bullet mold is excellent and retains 70% of the blue finish with crisp markings. The repoduction cartridge packet is good. This is a fine example of a factory cased Colt Model 1862 Police revolver with original accessories.

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Rare and Exceptional Factory Cased Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot 1244: Rare and Exceptional Factory Cased Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $45000 - 65000 This is an extraordinary example of a Factory Cased Colt Model 1848 Pocket Revolver that was manufactured circa 1848-1849. The revolver is factory cased with the early Paterson style mahogany case with beveled lid and semi-recessed, non-partitioned interior lined with dark brown velvet. The case is complete with: (1) 100 cap tin of Ely percussion caps, (2) "COLTS PATENT", Model 1848/1849 Powder Flask with embossed eagle on both sides and fixed charger ("COLT ACCOUTERMENTS/1834-1911" by Robin Rapley, Page 84, F#22), (3) brass, double cavity, bullet mold for conical bullets and round balls marked "COLTS/PATENT'" across both blocks (Rapley, Page 124, M#17), (4) key and (5) blued, L-shaped, combination nipple wrench/screwdriver. An identical casing for a Baby Dragoon with a 6-inch barrel is shown on page 210 of "COLT ACCOUTERMENTS". Factory cased Baby Dragoon revolvers are rare. The revolver is the later style with loading lever and five-shot cylinder with rectangular slots, roll-engraved with the Stagecoach Holdup scene. The barrel and cylinder are blue, the loading lever, hammer and frame are casehardened the trigger guard and back strap are silver-plated. The one-piece walnut grip has a high gloss varnished finish. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the second style legend "- ADDRESS SAML COLT/NEW-YORK CITY-" reading toward the breech. "COLTS/PATENT" is stamped in two lines on the left side of the frame. The full serial number "11920" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, back strap and the side of the cylinder. The cylinder pin and wedge are stamped with the partial serial number "920". All of the visible serial numbers match. The assembly number "45" is stamped on the loading lever and in the loading lever cut-out on the barrel. BBL: 5 inch Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/case-hardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 11920 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains most of the original blue, casehardened and silver-plated finish. The case and accessories are all in excellent original condition. The barrel has nearly all of the blue finish intact, the area around the wedge slot is free of takedown marks and scratches and the barrel legend is crisp. The cylinder has nearly 100% of the "Stagecoach Holdup" scene, all of the safety pins are intact, the percussion nipples and rear face of the cylinder have minimal flash pitting. The cylinder has a gray patina with traces of blue finish in protected areas. The loading lever, frame and hammer have 95% or more of the case-hardened finish with strong case colors, wear is limited to some light flash pitting on the sides of the hammer. The silver plated trigger guard and back strap are tarnished but the silver plating shows minimal wear. The grip is excellent and retains more than 95% of the original piano-finish varnish. The exterior of the mahogany case is very good-excellent with only a few minor handling marks. The velvet lining is excellent with no fading or stains, minimal compression marks and only one tiny tear in the fabric from contact with the cone front sight. The cap tin is excellent with most of the brown japanned finish and nearly all of the green paper label intact. The powder flask is excellent; 95% or more of the brown lacquer finish remains on the body, all of niter blue finish is on the spring and the body is free from dents and scratches. The brass bullet mold has a mellow unpolished patina with sharp marks and minimal handling wear. The screw-driver is excellent with 90% of the blue finish intact. This is an excellent and completely original example of a rare, factory cased Colt Model 1848 Pocket Revolver.

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Spectacular Scarce U.S. Contract Colt 3rd Model Dragoon Revolver with Four-Screw Frame and Folding Leaf Rear Sight

Lot 1245: Spectacular Scarce U.S. Contract Colt 3rd Model Dragoon Revolver with Four-Screw Frame and Folding Leaf Rear Sight

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Description: Estimate: $14000 - 22500 This fine, highly desirable U.S. Colt 3rd Model Dragoon revolver was manufactured in 1858. This is one of 924 3rd Model Dragoon revolvers in the 16,000-18,000 that were manufactured under contract with the Ordnance Department. These were some of the last Colt Dragoon revolvers delivered to the Army before the Civil War. These powerful revolvers almost certainly saw use in the Civil War. Many of these late production revolvers had four-screw frames to facilitate use of a detachable carbine stock. The revolvers that were fitted with detachable stocks had a special two-leaf folding rear sight mounted in a dovetail on the barrel ahead of the breech. The revolver has a 7 1/2-inch half octagon/half-round barrel and the combination of rounded brass trigger guard and rectangular cylinder stops found only on Third Dragoon revolvers. The recoil shields are milled to accept the shoulder stock yoke and fourth frame screws have elongated heads to serve as guides for the stock. A notch for the stock clamp is milled in the bottom of the backstrap. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Ranger and Indian scene and "MODEL U.S.M.R./COLT'S PATENT" in two lines. The barrel, cylinder and iron backstrap have a military blue finish and the loading lever, frame and hammer are color casehardened. The one-piece walnut grip has an oil finish. The top barrel flat is roll-stamped: "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW -YORK CITY-" in one line; the rear sight dove-tail covers part of the legend. "COLTS/PATENT/U.S." is roll-stamped on the left side of the frame. The "U.S." marking has been deliberately obliterated. Single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on most major components. "M" is stamped on the top of the backstrap and left shoulder of the trigger guard, "C" is stamped on the grip strap behind the trigger guard, on the left side of the barrel lug, left barrel flat and on the cylinder. The full serial number "17362" is stamped on the bottom of the barrel lug, the cylinder and on the bottom of the frame,trigger guard and backstrap. The partial serial number, "7362" is stamped on the loading lever, wedge and underside of the cylinder arbor pin. All of the visible serial numbers match. BBL: 7 1/2 inch Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 17362 Condition: Fine. The revolver is completely original and shows moderate service wear. 25% of the original military blue and 30 % plus casehardened finish remains overall. The underside of the barrel retains considerable blue finish. The balance of the barrel and lug have a gray-brown patina with some scattered age discoloration and numerous, minor dents and scratches. The cylinder retains nearly all of the Ranger and Indian scene. There is minor flash pitting present on the cylinder face and edges. The rear face of the cylinder and percussion nipples have moderate to have flash pitting. The cylinder safety pins are partially intact. Some of the blue finish is present on top of the backstrap; the balance has brown patina. The bottom of the backstrap has numerous minor dents and scratches. The loading lever, frame and hammer retain 40% of the color casehardened finish. There is flash pitting on the sides of the hammer. Except for the obliterated "US" on the frame the markings and serial numbers are clear. The grip is good overall and shows service wear with scattered scratches and handling marks. A faint ordnance sub-inspection stamped is visible on the left side of the grip. This is a fine example of a scarce U.S. Colt 3rd Dragoon revolver with four-screw frame and folding leaf rear sight.

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Large Colts Patent Powder Flask

Lot 1246: Large Colts Patent Powder Flask

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1900 Most likely for Dragoon, which variation is uncertain. Almost 9 inches in length, sloping charger with thumb lever cut-off, suspension rings on both sides near the top and both sides decorated with a stand of flags, cannon, crossed rifles and pistols, and "COLTS PATENT" at the bottom. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Good with numberous small minor dents and an aged patina. Spring or spout is fine.

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Rare Factory Nickel Plated Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot 1247: Rare Factory Nickel Plated Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 This Colt Model 1849 revolver has the scarce factory nickel-plated finish. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line New York address, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame and the left side trigger guard shoulder is marked "31 CAL". The matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap, all have an "N" above or below the number designating it to be nickel plated at the factory. The arbor pin and cylinder are marked with the partial serial number "8792", and the wedge and loading lever are un-numbered. The cylinder is roll engraved with the stagecoach holdup scene and marked "COLTS PATENT" over the partial serial number. Post front and hammer notch rear sights and fitted with a one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 5 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 328792N Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 90% plus original nickel finish with a few scattered small areas of flaking. The finish is beginning to frost in most areas. There is a crude illegible name lightly scratched (not through nickel) into the butt. The grip is also very fine with 80% original varnish remaining, showing some minor wear on the lower edges, some chips in the varnish and a few minor dents. The cylinder scene and markings are clear. The action is excellent. This Model 1849 Colt Revolver is a truly unique original specimen of a factory nickel plated Colt percussion revolver!

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Excellent Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

Lot 1248: Excellent Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2750 - 4250 Manufactured in 1868. This is an example of a Colt Model 1862 Pocket (and Police) Navy Conversion Revolver chambered for the 38 RF cartridge circa 1873 to 1880 with the 3 1/2 inch round barrel. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line Hartford address, the left side of the frame is marked with the two line two patent dates and the left trigger guard shoulder is marked "36 CAL". The cylinder is roll engraved with the stagecoach hold up scene and marked "COLTS PATENT/No 5443". The complete matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap, the partial serial number "05443" is marked on the cylinder pin and the wedge is mis-matched. Nickel finish with niter blue screws, wedge and trigger, casehardened hammer and fitted with a smooth one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 3 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 RF Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 305443 Condition: Excellent.The revolver retains 98% original nickel finish with some minor flaking on the cylinder. Overall there are a few minor dents and dings. The hammer retains 90% plus case colors. The grip is good with most of the original varnish remaining, showing some very minor wear on the lower edges, a moderate chip on the lower left side and overall some scattered minor dents. The cylinder scene and markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Case For a Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot 1249: Case For a Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 Measuring 10 3/4 inches wide, 5 3/4 inches deep and 1 3/4 inches tall, this mahogany case is configured to accept an 1849 Pocket Revolver with a five inch long barrel. The exterior is unmarked, with a space for a shield escution for the lock, and brass hinges. American style interior, with deep purple velvet lining and 5 compartments. Contained within the case are a number of lead bullets, "L" shaped screwdriver/nipple wrench, 6 1/2 inch long cleaning rod, functional key and an unsealed Eley Brothers lacquered cap tin. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Good. A few thin cracks are visible in the lid, with minor handling marks overall. The interior is good, with strong purple color on the lid lining, mild wear from the revolver, and a few loose divider sections with some modification to the area that touches the triggerguard.. Would make a fine addition to a Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver.

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