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Auction Description for Rock Island: Day 2 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

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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Winchester Model 1885 Plain Sporting Low Wall Single Shot Rifle

Lot 1050: Winchester Model 1885 Plain Sporting Low Wall Single Shot Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2500 This rifle was manufactured in 1918 with a thickside receiver and single set trigger. There is a blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent marking. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with ebony tip and straight grip stock with smooth crescent steel buttplate. BBL: 28 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 25-20 SS Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 104350 Condition: Very fine, 90% of the original blue finish remains with high edge wear, a number of scattered minor scratches and some minor scattered freckling. Strong traces of the original case colors remain in the protected areas with a brown/gray patina on the balance. The wood is fine with a number of scratches and dings overall. The ebony tip has a small crack extending for a deep indention.

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Scarce Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Musket in 22 LR Caliber

Lot 1051: Scarce Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Musket in 22 LR Caliber

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Manufactured in 1918. Standard two line address/patent date on the top of the barrel between the barrel bands and "22 LONG R." at the breech. High ramped blade front sight and adjustable ski slope rear sight. "PAT. OCT. 7 TH 79,/WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK" marked upper tang and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Mounted with a smooth full length walnut forearm with steel end cap and straight grip stock with carbine style buttplate and sling swivel. There is a sling swivel mounted on each barrel band and the rifle is complete with a steel cleaning rod with serrated and slotted head. BBL: 28 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 LR Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 109415 Condition: Very fine. The musket retains 60% plus original thinning blue finish with areas of smooth plum patina and edge wear. The wood is also very good almost all of the original varnish remaining and showing some scattered minor dents and dings. The markings remain crisp and clear. The action is fine.

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Early Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Plain Sporting Rifle in .45-70 Caliber

Lot 1052: Early Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Plain Sporting Rifle in .45-70 Caliber

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 4000 Manufactured in 1886 with a thickside highwall receiver with octagon flats. There is a single blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight on the number 4 octagon barrel which is marked with the two line address and the caliber marking (CAL. 45 - 70). The patent date and serial number are marked on the lower tang with the blank top tang tapped for sight mounting with a filler screw. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with ebony tip and straight grip stock with smooth curved steel buttplate. BBL: 30 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 3241 Condition: Good, traces of the original blue finish remain with some minor scratches dings, some scratches and some brown patina with the balance a smooth gray patina. The elevation adjuster is absent from the rear sight. The casehardened components have mostly a brown patina with a silver patina on the balance. The wood is also good with a number of scratches, dings and a few gouges. There is a fairly large chip absent from the right wrist.

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Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

Lot 1053: Excellent Winchester Model 1892 Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 16000 Manufactured in 1927 this is an exceptional example of a Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbine. The left rear of the barrel is marked "-Model 92- WINCHESTER-/-TRADE MARK- 44W.C.F.-", the right rear is marked with the two line address and the Winchester oval proof is marked on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the legend "WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK/MADE IN U.S.A." and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver, with the number "19" marked to the left of the lever. Blade front sight with an ivory bead and folding ladder rear carbine sight graduated to 200 yards. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, full length magazine tube, saddle ring and staple mounted on the left rear of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with steel carbine buttplate. BBL: 20 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 992220 Condition: Near new. The carbine retains 99% plus original blue finish. The receiver has several very minor storage marks and some very light scuff marks adjacent to the saddle ring. Finish loss is limited to some minor flaking on the buttplate. The oil finished wanlut stock and forearm have no handling or storage wear. The markings remain sharp. The action is excellent. This is an outstanding example of a Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbine in near new condition. It would be extremely difficult to ever find a better example of a Winchester Model 1892 saddle ring carbine!

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Outstanding Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Half-Octagon Barrel

Lot 1054: Outstanding Special Order Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Lever Action Rifle with Half-Octagon Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $6500 - 8500 Manufactured in 1919. This is a special order Model 1894 Takedown Rifle with a factory half octagon 30 WCF caliber barrel. The barrel is equipped with blade front and adjustable rear sights with "MANUFACTURED BY WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVCONN. U.S.A.PATENTED AUGUST 21, 1894" stamped ahead of the rear sight, the two line nickel steel marking stamped on the upper left flat below the rear sight and the caliber marking "30 W.C.F" stamped on the top flat at the breech. The Winchester factory proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The rifle has a full length magazine with the takedown latch stamped with the 1893 patent date. The upper tang is marked "MODEL 1894/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. & FGN." and the serial number is present on the underside of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth straight grip stock with steel forearm cap and crescent buttplate. BBL: 24 inch half-octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 879464 Condition: Excellent, with 98% plus bright original blue finish, showing light handling marks. The stock is excellent with most of the original varnish and minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. This is an outstanding example of a rare Winchester Model 1894 Takedown Rifle with half-round/half-octagon barrel and full length magazine.

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Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1055: Special Order Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 9500 This is an example of a special order Model 1886 rifle as manufactured in 1905. The rifle has a beaded blade front sight, a ladder rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards and marked "1886" and a full length magazine tube. The special order half octagon barrel has "MANUFACTURED BY THE/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A." stamped ahead of the ladder sight and the caliber marking "38-56 W.C.F." stamped at the breech. The upper tang is stamped "MODEL 1886/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK" and the lower tang is stamped "PAT. OCT. 14, 1884/JAN. 20, 1885" along with the serial number "13002" followed by the letter "A". The Winchester factory oval proof is stamped on top of the barrel and receiver at the breech. The rifle has an all blue finish including the receiver as standard on late production Model 1886s. In 1901 Winchester discontinued the use of casehardened frames on all its rifles and used blue finished frames instead. The rifle has a straight grain, walnut stock and forearm with a factory oil finish. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate. BBL: 26 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 38-56 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 138002 Condition: Fine as partially refinished (forend cap, top of forward barrel, and magazine tube ferrul). The rifle retains 50% plus original blue finish on the remainder of metal with the balance a smooth gray patina. There is a series of deep marks present on the magazine near the forend cap. The wood is excellent with some scattered minor handling marks. The markings are crisp. Mechanically excellent.

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Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

Lot 1056: Special Order Winchester Deluxe Model 1876 Lever Action Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 Third Model manufactured in 1883. This Sporting Rifle features a special order 26 inch part octagon barrel and tang mounted long range tang sight. The top barrel flat is marked with the two line address/King's Improvement patent dates ahead of the rear sight and "CAL. 45-60" at the breech. The cartridge elevator is marked "45-60" and the serial number is marked on the lower tang. Dovetailed German silver blade front sight and folding ladder rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards and marked "1876" at the top. It has an all blue finish with casehardened hammer, lever and buttplate, and is fitted with a varnished walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The stock has a crescent buttplate with butt trap compartment (cleaning rod not included). BBL: 26 inch half round/half octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-60 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 37376 Condition: Fine as partially refinished (wood). The rifle retains 40% original blue finish mixed with smooth mottled brown and plum patina. The hammer retains 70% original case colors. The lever has a smooth dark patina and the buttplate has a smooth mottled gray patina. The stock and forearm have been refinished and remain very good with a few minor dents and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Musket

Lot 1057: Winchester Model 1866 Lever Action Musket

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 4750 Manufactured in 1870. Winchester actually termed these Model 1866's as "Infantry Rifles" because the term "Musket" evoked visions of the unwieldy long barrel, large bore rifles that were produced during the Civil war era. This Third Model has the correct 27 inch round barrel with the shorter factory magazine tube, that still carried a full 17 round capacity. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line Winchester address/King's improvement patent dates. It has the third pattern receiver with the block numeral serial number located on the lower tang directly behind the trigger. Standard musket folding ladder style rear sight with a fixed front post sight. Mounted with a smooth walnut 3/4 length forearm and straight grip stock with sling swivels and a brass carbine buttplate with cleaning rod compartment, (cleaning rod not included). BBL: 27 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 RF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 32673 Condition: Very good. The barrel and magazine have a smooth brown patina with some minor oxidation on the breech end. The brass has an aged patina. The wood is fine with a few minor dents, dings and handling marks. The barrel address is clear. The action is fine.

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Winchester Takedown Model 1885 Plain Sporting High Wall Single Shot Rifle with Extra Long Barrel

Lot 1058: Winchester Takedown Model 1885 Plain Sporting High Wall Single Shot Rifle with Extra Long Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 5000 Manufactured in 1919, features a #3 round barrel with a dove tailed blade front sight with rear sight removed and Marble folding rear peep sight. The top of the barrel is marked with the standard two line Winchester address/patent dates followed by "33 W.C.F." The top of the receiver at the breech is marked with the Winchester oval proof with the serial number is marked on the lower tang. All blue finish and mounted with a smooth Schnabel forearm with ebony insert and straight grip stock with blue crescent steel buttplate. BBL: 34 inch partial octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 33 WCF Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 110899 Condition: Professionally embellished 99% with minor with light scattered handling marks. Barrel splice seam can be seen 3 1/4 inches from the breech end. The stock is excellent with minor handling marks and dents and a few areas of light varnish loss. Mechanically excellent.

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Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Schuetzen Rifle by Monty Kennedy

Lot 1059: Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Schuetzen Rifle by Monty Kennedy

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 10000 This is a very nice example of a custom Winchester High Wall Helm Pattern Schuetzen Rifle. There is no serial number so the year of original manufacture of the action is difficult to determine. Globe front sight with a filler block in the rear sight dovetail and the tang is fitted with a mid-range vernier sight. The top of the barrel ahead of the rear sight is marked with the two line address and the left rear is marked with the two line nickel steel/smokeless powder marking. The top at the breech is marked "30U.S.". Target block holes with 7 1/4 inch spaceing have been professionally filled before blueing. The "US" has been remarked The lower tang is marked with the patent date directly behind the trigger. Custom scrool lever, flat spring action and mounted with AAA fancy figured California Claro walnut checkered forearm with tuning fork palm rest and a second model (Helm pattern) Schuetzen style pistol grip stock with a nickel plated metal grip cap, cheek piece and long pronged nickel plated Helm style buttplate. The wood was done by the noted master stock maker, Monty Kennedy in 1975. The included American Custom Gunmakers Guild certificate from the Office of the Historian recognizes that the firearm described above to be the work of Monty Kennedy and certifies that it has been recorded in the ACGG's Custom Gun Archive. Letters regarding the building of this rifle are also included. BBL: 30 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 30 U.S. Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Professionally custom made with 99% rust blue finish remaining, showing some slight thinning on the barrel. The wood is excellent with a few light handling marks and sharp checkering. The grip cap and buttplate retain 99% nickel finish with a small amount of flaking on the edge of the grip cap. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. This is one of the finest custom built Winchester Schuetzen rifles this writer has ever seen!

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Thomas Burgess and Monty Kennedy Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Varmint Rifle with Scope

Lot 1060: Thomas Burgess and Monty Kennedy Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Varmint Rifle with Scope

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 9500 This is a very nice example of a custom Winchester High Wall rifle originally manufactured in 1893. The custom metal work was done by Thomas Burgess and the wood was done by Monty Kennedy. The barrel features a ramped pop-up front sight and a fold down rear sight and Redfield 6x scope on the rear quarter rib. There is a quick release sling swivel on the bottom of the barrel and the top of the quarter rib is marked "THOS. M. BURGESS RIFLEMAKER/CALIBER 225 WIN/FRED CAVENDISH". The tangs have been shortened and the serial number is marked directly behind the hammer. The sides of the breechblock are jeweled. Close-coupled double set triggers, custom lever and mounted with triple-x-beautiful fancy checkered Tiger Myrtle forearm (has Monty Kennedy markings) and pistol grip stock with a cheek piece, checkered steel grip cap and buttplate, which has a compartment and a quick release sling swivel. The included American Custom Gunmakers Guild certificate from the Office of the Historian recognizes the firearm described above to be the work of stockmaker Monty Kennedy and metalsmith Tom Burgess as represented and has been recorded in the ACGG's Custom Gun Archive. BBL: 26 inch round Stock: myrtle Gauge: 225 Win Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 61831 Condition: Professionally custom made with 99% plus blue finish remaining. The left side of the receiver has a "frosted" appearance. The wood has a very attractive heavy tiger stripping and remains as new. The scope is excellent with crystal clear optics. The set trigger functions well, the action is fine.

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Custom Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 Single Shot Varmint Rifle with Scope and Case

Lot 1061: Custom Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 Single Shot Varmint Rifle with Scope and Case

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1700 Manufactured between 1878 and 1880. This rifle has a custom barrel chambered in .219 Ackley Improved Zipper. The left side of the receiver is marked "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN./U.S./18804/PAT DEC. 1876.". With a 12x Litschert Spot-Shot target scope with screw on lens covers mounted in aluminum rings on scope blocks mounted towards the breech end of the barrel. Mounted on an extraordinarily figured smooth walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with raised cheekpiece and checkered steel buttplate. Consignor's notes indicate it is a 1 in 16 twist barrel. With a black plastic hardcase and 14 pieces of .219 Zipper brass. BBL: 24 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 219 IMP ZIP Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 18804 Condition: Professionally repurposed, 98% blue finish remains with some minor muzzle wear and a few minor handling marks. The wood is excellent with only minor marks. The scope is also excellent with some scratches, freckling and clear optics. The case is excellent as well with some scattered marks.

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Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle

Lot 1062: Custom Winchester Model 1885 High Wall Single Shot Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2500 Manufactured in 1918. Features a #4 half octagon barrel with a blade front sight, re-cut rear sight dovetail and two scope base are mounted on the rear portion of the barrel. The upper left barrel flat at the breech is marked "22 SHORT" and the Winchester oval proof is marked on the top barrel flat and top of the receiver at the breech. The bottom of the barrel ahead of the forearm is marked "4" and "22 RF" under the forearm. The upper tang has the three line patent date, Winchester, trade mark marking, with the serial number on the lower tang. Spur lever, double set triggers and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm with ebony forend insert, added palm rest and replacement Schuetzen style pistol grip stock with high cheek piece and long prong steel buttplate. BBL: 30 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 22 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 108002 Condition: Very good as modified with refinished barrel, see above, with 90% original blue finish remaining on the action, showing some thinning to a smooth plum and the barrel and edge wear on the receiver. The 22 short chamber has been changed to 22LR. The lever retains 40% original case colors with a smooth dove gray on the balance. The breech block retains almost all of the original vivid case colors. The buttplate appears to have been nickel plated and now has a smooth mottled brown patina. The wood has had a coat of varnish applied some time ago and remains very good with some scattered minor dents and scratches. The buttplate is ill-fitting. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Rare and Desirable Sharps Model 1877 No. 1 Long Range Rifle

Lot 1063: Rare and Desirable Sharps Model 1877 No. 1 Long Range Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $27500 - 42500 This is a very fine example of an extremely rare Sharps Model 1877 No. 1 Long Range Rifle. Sharps manufactured only about 46 No. 1 Long range rifles between January 1877 to March 1879. At the time the original price for the No 1 was $125.00. A total of 98 Model 1877 Long Range rifle were made, (52 No. 2). A No. 3 was listed in the 1877 catalog for $75.00 although there is no idication in factory records that one was ever sold. The No. 1 stock and forearm feature fancy highly figured checkered walnut with a black horn forend cap and a browned metal pistol grip cap. The top of the barrel is marked "Old Reliable" followed by "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN." and the matching serial number is marked on upper tang and bottom of the barrel under the forearm. The bottom of the barrel is also stamped "074401982". The barrel is fitted with a wind gauge front sight with spirit level, a folding vernier rear sight is mounted on the receiver tang and a tang sight base mounted on the heel of the stock. The barrel is blue and the remaining parts are casehardened. The Model 1877 rifle was designed for Creedmoor rule target shooting that required rifles to weigh ten pounds or less and have a single trigger and metallic sights. The Model 1877 receiver and breechblock were designed to be as light as possible and facilitate use of the heaviest barrel that was consistent with the ten-pound weight limitation. BBL: 34 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 161720 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 70% of the faded original blue finish and has scattered very light pitting overall. The The receiver, hammer, lever and buttplate retain 50% of the dove gray case colors. The wood is excellent retaining nearly all of the original oil finish showing some minor dings and handling marks, and sharp checkering. The markings are crisp. The action is excellent. This is a very fine example of a rare and very desirable Sharps Model 1877 Rifle. One may look most of their life to find another one of these for sale!

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Scarce and Extremely Fine Sharps Model 1874 Heavy Barrel Single Shot Sporting Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1064: Scarce and Extremely Fine Sharps Model 1874 Heavy Barrel Single Shot Sporting Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $14000 - 22500 This is a nice example of a heavy barrel, 15 lbs Sharps "Buffalo Hunter" rifle. This is one of an only estimated 3,881 SharpsModel 1874 Sporting rifles made with an octagon barrel at the Bridgeport plant. The rifle is fitted with a heavy octagon barrel and equipped with special order double set triggers. The top barrel flat is marked "Old Reliable" is in an octagon box followed by "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT. CONN." ahead of the rear sight, "CALIBRE. 40" at the breech and "10 6/16" and the matching serial number on the bottom flat under the forearm. The inside of the forearm is stamped with the partial matching serial number "7594". The left side of the receiver is marked with the two line Sharps patent date and the serial number is marked on the rear. Blade front, folding ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards and tang mounted sporting peep sight. Blue barrel, casehardened remaining parts and mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a flat checkered steel buttplate. The accompanying factory letter states that the rifle is noted as a Model 1874 Heavy Sporting Octagon Rifle, 40 caliber using the 2 5/8 inch 90 grain case, 28 inch full octagon barrel, double set triggers, open sights and oil finished stocks. The rifle was invoiced April 8, 1878 to Sharps dealer Spies Kissam & Company, 279 Broadway, New York City. The letter also notes the weight of the rifle as 15 pounds and the list price at time of invoice was $45.00. BBL: 28 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 40-90 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 157594 Condition: Extremely fine. The barrel retains 90% original thinning blue finish with edge wear and areas fading to a smooth plum patina. The receiver and lock retain 60% original case colors mixed with a smooth mottled gray patina. The lower tang retains 50% original case colors with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The lever has a smooth grayish brown patina. The buttplate has a smooth gray patina. The wood is also very fine with some scattered dings and dents. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. If you desire to own an exceptional Sharps Model 1874 Heavy Barrel "Buffalo Hunter" type rifle, here it is!

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Scarce Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Single Shot Hunters Rifle

Lot 1065: Scarce Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Single Shot Hunters Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 9500 This is an example of a very scarce Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Hunters Rifle. This rifle is one of approximately 62 Hunters Rifles manufactured by Sharps Rifle Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut from May 1878 to October 1881. The Hunters Rifle was the smallest in standard size and caliber of the Model 1878 civilian rifles and originally sold for $25.00. The Model 1878 was ahead of its time in design and function, but limited adoption of the arm by traditionally-minded shooters undermined its spread in the market. This rifle is fitted with a dovetailed silver blade front sight and a 800 yard Lawrence Patent folding ladder rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked "Old Reliable" and "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT. CONN.", with the left side marked "40 1 7/8. The falling block receiver has a casehardened lever and automatic safety with the left side of the receiver marked "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN./U.S.A./18281/PAT.DEC.1876." Mounted with a smooth Schnabel tip forearm and straight grip stock with a checkered iron buttplate. BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 40-50 Sharps Straight Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 18281 Condition: Very fine. The rifle retains 97% of the original blue finish, showing mild handling marks and spotting overall. 70% plus case colors are visible on the receiver, silvering around the edges. Stock is very fine as repaired, with a mended chip on the right side of the wrist and a few light scratches and dents with most of the varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent.

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Extremely Rare Sharps Ultra Heavy Barrel (Heaviest Known) Special Order Model 1874 Bench Rest Target Rifle with Factory Letter

Lot 1066: Extremely Rare Sharps Ultra Heavy Barrel (Heaviest Known) Special Order Model 1874 Bench Rest Target Rifle with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $32500 - 45000 This extremely rare Sharps 1874 bench rest target rifle has a massive 20 pound ultra heavy barrel which measures 1 5/8" at the muzzle and callipered 40 2 1/2 shell ( 40-65 ). Total weight of the rifle is 25 pounds. According to noted Sharps expert and author Frank Sellers, the Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with a 34 inch, 45 caliber barrel was the heaviest rifle Sharps manufactured. (see Sellers' book SHARPS FIREARMS, page 224). The top of the barrel is marked "Old Reliable" without the boxed border and "SHARPS RIFLE CO BRIDGEPORT, CONN." and the left rear is marked "CAL 40 2 1/2". The underside under the forearm is marked with the serial number "162440". The barrel is equipped with a special front globe sight with no provisions for a rear sight. The rifle also has a Sharps mid-range vernier tang sight with a 4 inch sighting bar. The left side of the receiver is marked "SHARPS RIFLE CO/PAT APR 6 1869" and the top just ahead of the tang is marked with the matching serial number. The receiver and hammer are casehardened and the trigger and hammer spur are checkered. Nicely figured American walnut with a checkered semi-Schnabel forearm and pistol grip stock with a steel checkered Sharps buttplate and a smooth Gutta Percha inlay on the left wrist. Included with the rifle is a Sharps factory letter dated January 9, 2008 stating that the original records show this rifle listed in Order Book No. 7 as a Model 1874 Sporting Rifle and that it was invoiced at the Bridgeport factory on May 1, 1879 to N.B. Tyler of Warren, Ohio. N.B. Tyler was a bench rest match shooter. His letterhead describes himself as a dealer in "fine English and American guns" and other sporting goods. Tyler has an extensive correspondence with the Sharps Company and submitted targets that he made for them. The letter further states that "This rifle, however is anything but a Sporting Rifle; in fact it was an Ultra-heavy bench rest target rifle." The description of the rifle in the record as taken from Tyler's ordering letter of February 21, 1879, is as follows: caliber . 40- 65 2 & 1/2 inch shell, 34 inch round barrel to weigh 20 pounds, mid-range sights without spirit lever; no hunting sights, pistol grip stock with plain oil finish, 3 pound trigger pull (style not specified), buttstock 1 inch longer and 1&1/2 inch more drop than usual and cross bar 5 inches from the muzzle to keep gun level and always in the same position. The cross bar mentioned is not on the barrel and appears to have never been installed on this rifle. The price charged for the rifle is not listed in the letter, however one can imagine that it came at a substantial premium. Sharps made several bench rifles on the 1874 action. The length of pull is 14 inches with a drop at the heel of 2 1/2 inches. BBL: 34 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 40-65 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 162440 Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 97% of the original blue finish with wear limited to a small area on the top in front of the marking. The receiver retains approximately 60% of the original faded case colors. The balance of the receiver, the lever and buttplate have a smooth gray patina. The wood is excellent with a pleasant hand rubbed finish on the forearm, overall scattered minor dings and scratches, a small chip on the grip and crisp checkering with most of the factory finish remaining on the buttstock. There was apparently a sling swivel on the buttstock which has been removed. The bore is very good. Mechanically sound. An extremely rare, special order ultra heavy barrel Sharps bench rest target rifle in exceptional condition.

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Very Scarce Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Single Shot Hunters Rifle

Lot 1067: Very Scarce Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Single Shot Hunters Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 9000 Made circa 1878 - 1881, this is one of approximately 62 Hunters Rifles produced by Sharps. Fitted with a dovetailed silver blade front sight and a 800 yard folding ladder rear sight, with the top of the barrel marked "Old Reliable", "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT. CONN." and "CALIBRE 40" along the top, with "1 1/16" on the right side of the breech. Falling block receiver with casehardened lever and automatic safety, marked "BORCHARDT PATENT/SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN./U.S.A." on the left side. Smooth Schnabel tip forearm and straight grip stock with a checkered iron buttplate. BBL: 26 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 40-50 Bottleneck Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 6636 Condition: Fine, with 45% of the original blue finish, showing a mixed brown and gray patina on the barrel, a brown patina on the receiver, bright high edge wear and some light handling marks and a small amount of pitting. Traces of case color remain on the lever, strongest in the protected areas, with a mottled gray patina on the open areas. Stock is good, with scratches, pressure dents, varnish loss and an attractive feathered grain pattern on the right side of the buttstock. Mechanically excellent.

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Fine Sharps Model 1874 Mid Range No.1 Sporting Rifle

Lot 1068: Fine Sharps Model 1874 Mid Range No.1 Sporting Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 This nice example of a Sharps Model 1874 Mid Range No.1 Sporting Rifle as manufactured at Bridgeport, Conn, was according to Sellers book, "Sharps Firearms", one of only 66 Mid Range Model 1874 rifles produced at Bridgeport. The accompanying copy of the Sharps ledger page, serial number "156975" is listed as a Mid Range No.1(MR #1). 44 caliber with 28" round barrel and that it was shipped on April 6, 1876 to John A. Lowell, 21 Exchange Place, Boston. The rifle has a globe front sight with windage adjustment and spirit level, two folding blade rear sight absent of yard graduation markings and tang mounted replacement vernier mid range peep sight. The top barrel flat is marked "Old Reliable" and "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT. CONN." ahead of the rear, the left side of the receiver is marked "SHARPS RIFLE CO/PAT APR 6 1869" and the lock is unmarked. Single trigger, blue barrel and casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a nickel plated brass crescent buttplate. BBL: 28 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 156975 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 75% plus faded original blue finish with a couple of minor dings and a small area of minor spotting. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth mottled gray patina with flashes of scattered original case colors on the receiver. The upper tang has a repaired crack at the upper screw. The buttplate retains 95% of the original frosted nickel finish with flaking on the heel and toe. The wood is very fine retaining most of the original varnish and showing some scattered minor dings, dents and scratches, with very crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Scarce Sharps/A.S. Nippes Model 1849 Rifle

Lot 1069: Scarce Sharps/A.S. Nippes Model 1849 Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 5000 This is an example of a Sharps Model 1849 Rifle (a.k.a. 1st Model Sharps) that was manufactured by Albert S. Nippes of Mill Creek, Pennsylvania, for Christian Sharps in 1849. Very few Sharps Model 1849 Rifles were manufactured; estimates of total production is approximately 150. According to "Sharps Firearms" by Frank Sellers, page 17, the lowest serial number observed is 2 and the highest 152, also stating "it could be assumed that the numbering sequence was started at 1 and continued consecutively throughtout production: this would indicate a production of approximately 150 rifles." The rifle features the distinctive brass circular disk automatic capping device on the right side of the breech. The top of the Damascus barrel is marked "MANUFACTURED/BY/A.S. NIPPES/PHILADA PA" followed by the serial number "166", all behind the rear sight. The half octagon barrel gauges at 52 caliber percussion, is equipped with fixed sights and has an iron solid rib on the underside with two iron ramrod pipes holding a hickory brass tipped ramrod. The action has a trigger guard with separate breech lever that curves over the guard. The top of the receiver is stamped with a faint patent date marking. The elongated lock plate has a curved profile. The buttstock is fitted with a brass buttplate and patch box. The walnut forearm has a German silver tip and is secured by a wedge. There is a brass screw escutcheon for the capping device on the left side of the forearm. BBL: 30 1/2 inch part octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 52 percussion Finish: brown Grips: Serial Number: 166 Condition: Fair as partially refinished. The rifle has a smooth gray patina with a darker patina on the action components. The barrel retains traces of the Damascus pattern. There is minor pitting (mostly on the barrel). The rear tang is braised and has evidence of draw filing marks covered with artificial brown. The brass is fine. The wood is very good with a period replacement buttstock and a number of minor handling marks. Action does not function.

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Very Rare Important Unique Factory Special Order Heavy Barrel Scoped Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with Documentation

Lot 1070: Very Rare Important Unique Factory Special Order Heavy Barrel Scoped Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with Documentation

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Description: Estimate: $37500 - 55000 The accompanying copy of the factory letter states, this "is one of the best known of all Sharps rifles" and it appears in Order Book #7 listed as a Sporting Rifle. It is the heaviest Sharps Model 1874 octagon barrel rifle ever made. It was made for James Dodds, a dealer in guns and tools from Cincinnati. Dodds also ordered and received the heaviest round barrel Model 1874 rifle. It was the same length and weight but was in 45/ 90 caliber. Both of these 22-pound rifles are illustrated on page 224 of "Sharps Firearms" by Frank Sellers (where they were called Twenty-Five Pound Rifles). This rifle was ordered by Dodds January 25, 1879, to weigh 22 pounds with double set triggers, open sights and with oil finished wood. It was invoiced at the Bridgeport factory on March 24, 1879 to James Dodds. This obviously was not a standard rifle and took the two months to assemble it. The action was originally shipped as a Mid-Range No. 1 Rifle September 30, 1876. This is verified by the plugged holes in the tang. (The Mid-Range barrel is on an "A" rifle.) The numbers match on the frame, barrel, and forearm. The buttstock and shotgun style buttplate are numbered 1817 and the double set trigger plate is numbered 9722. The barrel is over 1.550 inches across the flats at the muzzle, 1.6 inches at the breech. The receiver is thinner than the barrel, which has caused some wear, both to the barrel and forearm, from the lever pin which pivots on the plane of the receiver. The barrel has standard marks on the top flat with "Old Reliable" in an octagonal box towards the muzzle, followed by "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN.". The left flat of the barrel is marked "CAL . 40 2 1/2" near the breech. "SHARPS RIFLE CO/PAT APR 6 1869" is stamped on the left side of the receiver. This patent was by Richard S. Lawrence and covered the new lock work on the cartridge models starting in that year but was not recognized until 1876 when the company reorganized and moved to Bridgeport. The telescope mounted on the rifle is also interesting. It is unmarked and 30 inches in length. A seven inch brass extension has been made to fit the mounts which are in the same dovetail cuts as the original sights. The rear scope mount is very unusual. The side wheels, slightly over an inch in diameter, have spiral cuts on the inner surfaces which fit over pins on the fixed base. The scope ring, to which the rings are affixed, is raised as the spiral rides on the pins. Mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a flat checkered buttplate. Certainly one of the rarest Sharps rifles to be offered at public auction. BBL: 34 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 40- 2 1/2 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 158635 Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 90% thinning original blue finish with areas of smooth brown patina and wear on the edges. The frame, breechblock, lock plate and hammer show 75% original case colors, brighter in the protected areas. The lever and tangs have a smooth brown patina with hints of the case colors. The wood is also excellent with a old minor crack repair on the top right side of the wrist and overall a few minor dings and handling marks, and some minor chips at the end of the trigger plate. The telescope is fine with 70% blue finish and a mottled patina on the brass extension. The optics are fine. The rubber eyepiece has broken off and is with the rifle. A very nice, very rare special order, unique heavy barrel Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle.

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Extremely Rare and Excellent Sharps Model 1874 Number 4 Long Range Single Shot Rifle

Lot 1071: Extremely Rare and Excellent Sharps Model 1874 Number 4 Long Range Single Shot Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $25000 - 32500 Manufactured circa 1876, this rifle is one of an estimated only 9 Number 4 Long Range rifles manufactured by Sharps. According to "Sharps Firearms" by Frank Sellers, page 226, 2 were manufactured in Hartford, Conn and 7 in Bridgeport, Conn. The rifle is fitted with a 34 inch octagon barrel equipped with a globe front sight and no provisions for a rear sight. The top flat is marked "SHARPS RIFLE CO BRIDGEPORT, CONN." 8 inches ahead of the breech and "CALIBRE 44" at the breech. The left side of the receiver is marked "SHARPS RIFLE CO./PAT APR 6 1869". The serial number is marked on the upper tang with the third numeral below the factory installed post for the tang sight. The tang sight is a long range sporting variation marked with the matching serial number on the lower left side. The matching serial number is also on the bottom barrel flat under the forearm and the forearm is stamped "6339" and has the complete matching number written in pencil. The inside of the forearm is also stamped "C.W. LENNOX", the origin of the marking is unknown, some research may prove to be interesting. The barrel is finished blue and the remaining metal surfaces are casehardened. The rifle is equipped with a single trigger and mounted with a smooth varnished walnut forearm with a Schnabel forend and straight grip stock with a carbine style buttplate. BBL: 34 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 156339 Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains 95% plus original blue finish mixed with a smooth plum patina. The remaining metal surfaces with the exception of the buttplate retain 97% original bright case colors with some fading to a smooth dove gray. The wood is also very fine with almost all of the original varnish, showing a 2 1/4 inch narrow minor pressure dent on the left rear of the stock and overall a few minor dings. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. An exceptional example of an extremely rare Sharps Model 1874 Number 4 Long range rifle.

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Indian War Era Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine Metallic Cartridge Conversion

Lot 1072: Indian War Era Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine Metallic Cartridge Conversion

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 7500 This is an example of one of the Civil War Sharps New Model 1863 Carbines that were converted post Civil War to fire the .50-70 CF Government center fire cartridge. This carbine has the three groove barrel. These carbines were completely refurbished by Sharps during the conversion process and if needed the stocks were replaced with ones not having a patch box. This particular carbine has the stock with the iron patch box. The barrels were blue with casehardened barrel band, receiver, lever, hammer, and buttplate. The sling bar and ring were finished bright. The carbine has a brass front sight blade and folding, adjustable leaf rear sight graduated to 800 yards, and the percussion Lawrence pellet priming system. The top of the barrel is marked "NEW MODEL 1863" at the breech. The lock is marked with the Sharps and Lawrence patent dates and the serial number on the upper tang. Mounted with a smooth oil finished black walnut forearm and straight grip stock with crisp "DFC" ribbon cartouche on the left side and a boxed "EJ" cartouche on the left wrist. BBL: 22 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 50-70 U.S. Govt Finish: blue/casehardned Grips: Serial Number: 85907 Condition: Very fine with 90% blue finish remaining on the barrel with some thinning to plum and some wear on the muzzle. The lock retains 60% case colors and the receiver retains 40% case colors with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The lever, buttplate and lower tang have a smooth brown patina. The wood remains very good with a few scattered minor dents and dings, and a small amount of varnish crazing. The markings are legible. The action is excellent.

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Scarce U.S. Sharps/Springfield Armory Model 1870 Springfield Sharps Rifle with U.S. 13th Infantry Markings

Lot 1073: Scarce U.S. Sharps/Springfield Armory Model 1870 Springfield Sharps Rifle with U.S. 13th Infantry Markings

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 Even though these are called Model 1870s, this particular example is one of only 300 manufactured with the so called Model 1874 style action. The actions were made by Sharps and Springfield Armory with newly fabricated parts necessary to complete the rifles. The action for this rifle shows no provisions for the pellet primer system and has the 1848 Sharps patent date on the left side. The serial number is marked on the left rear of the barrel and upper tang. Full length straight grip stock with an iron forend cap and a "ESA" oval cartouche stamped on the left side of the wrist. The left side of the forearm near the receiver is stamped "C Co/13 INF" for C Company 13th Infantry. The rifle has an iron ramrod with a serrated slotted head. BBL: 35 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 50-70 Finish: bright/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 244 Condition: Very good. The rifle has a mottled brown patina with a few areas of smooth dark patina. There is some mild pitting. The rear sight is missing a leaf. The stock is also very good with some minor handling marks and a minor chip missing near the forend cap. The 13th Infantry markings are clear. Mechanically fine.

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Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Military 45-70 Rifle with Scarce J.P. Lower Denver Col. Retailer Marking

Lot 1074: Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Military 45-70 Rifle with Scarce J.P. Lower Denver Col. Retailer Marking

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 The Model 1878 is an internal hammer, breech loading single shot rifle manufactured from 1878 to 1881 with a total production of approximately 6,900 in the military configuration, with a number sold to foreign countries. The top of the barrel is marked "Old Reliable" in script and "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT. CONN." behind the rear sight, and the left side of the receiver is marked "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN./U.S.A." above the serial number and "PAT DEC.. 1876". The top of the receiver is marked "J.P. LOWER/DENVER COL". It is equipped with a square base blade front sight/bayonet lug, folding ladder rear sight graduated to 1,000 yards and sliding trigger safety. Mounted with a smooth forearm with two barrel bands, iron ramrod, and straight grip stock with a checkered iron buttplate. There is a sling swivel mounted on the forward barrel band and underside front of the receiver. BBL: 32 1/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 Finish: blue Grips: Serial Number: 18752 Condition: Fine. The barrel is a mix of original blue finish and smooth brown patina. The receiver retains 70% original thin blue finish with areas of smooth plum patina. The breech block and lever have a mottled brown patina with some oxidation beginning to form on the lever. The wood is very good with overall scattered minor dings, dents and scratches associated with a gun of this age. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Sharps Model 1874

Lot 1075: Sharps Model 1874 "Old Reliable" Single Shot Rifle

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2500 Dovetailed German silver blade front sight and flip up rear sight. The top flat of the barrel is marked in script "Old Reliable" in a rectangle with flattened corners, "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN." in one line and "CALIBRE 45". The left flat of the barrel is marked "2 1/10" with the right barrel flat marked "L +". The serial number is stamped on the upper tang, the left side of the receiver is stamped with an illegible marking and the right side is stamped "C. SHARPS' PAT/OCT 5th 1852.". The bottom of the barrel has been renumbered to the receiver which has double set triggers. Mounted on a smooth walnut forearm with Schnabel tip and straight grip stock with patch box, a brass inlaid oval stamped "3" near the toe and a smooth curved steel buttplate. BBL: 28 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 45-70 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: C45203 Condition: Refinished and assembled, the barrel has an artificial brown patina with some scattered pitting and a silver patina on the high edges. The front sight is a replacement and the rear sight is missing the elevation adjustable slide. The lever retains most of the muted case colors with the remainder of the casehardened parts having a gray/brown patina with some minor pitting. A few of the screws, the lever and lever hinge pin are replacements. The action needs work. The earlier production replacement wood is very good with some scattered moderate dings.

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Civil War Sword Bayonet with Scabbard

Lot 1076: Civil War Sword Bayonet with Scabbard

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Description: Estimate: $750 - 1200 Measuring 25 inches overall, with a 20 1/4 inch single fuller blade with subtle yataghan profile, stamped "H" on the left ricasso. Cast ribbed brass hilt, with "C" on the left side of the guard and "B.H." on the rear. Black leather scabbard, with brass fittings and "J" on the frog stud. Reportedly for Sharps rifle, but cannot verify. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Excellent, with minor handling marks overall. A mixed patina is forming on the throat of the scabbard, and mild scuffs and cracks are present on the leather.

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Magnificent Silver Mounted Gold Inlaid Cased Engraved Pair of Exhibition Quality Matching Pair of Henry Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistols

Lot 1077: Magnificent Silver Mounted Gold Inlaid Cased Engraved Pair of Exhibition Quality Matching Pair of Henry Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $40000 - 60000 A) These Derringers are the style with 3 inch barrels and are not fitted with ram rods. Marked "DERINGER/PHILADELA" on the lock plates and breech plugs. The famous sunburst "P" used by Derringer as a trademark appears on the upper left flat of the breech plugs and there are two gold inlaid bands around the front and rear of the breech plugs. The barrels are a period brown striping with a lacquer finish and the lock plate, hammer casehardened. The trigger guard and furniture are silver. The lock, left side plate, trigger guard, hammer, barrel tang, thumb shield, barrel pin escutcheon and buttcap are nicely floral leaf engraved and there is a floral pattern on the side of the bolster as well. The front sights are German silver blade dove tailed in the barrel and the rear sights are the notch type on the barrel tang. There is a wavy border on the casehardened lock plates, hammers, barrel tangs and thumb shields. The stocks are extra fancy walnut with checkering in the grip area and a cap compartment in the butts. The pistols have the first style trigger guard with decorative, engraved finials and a small triangular forend insert. The pair are complete in a leather bound wooden presentation case with purple velvet lining, padded in the lid. The outside of the lid has a hand tooled square with decorative corners. The inside edge of the lid and body have a gold chain border. The case has fitted compartments for the two pistols, a copper and brass powder and cap flask with a relief oak leaf and acorn pattern, bright brass spout, top and bottom and two compartments in the bottom of the flask. The top of the flask is marked "AM. FLASK & CAP CO". There is also a wooden handled nipple wrench, a bullet mold marked "60", a wooden handled screwdriver marked "HUBER" on one side and "C. S????" on the other side, a 3 1/2 inch brass cleaning rod with a knurled handle area and jag tip, ebony handled rod with removable worm tip and approximately 14 lead balls. The lower right and upper left hand corners have a compartment with lids and small ivory pulls. BBL: 3 inch irregular Stock: walnut Gauge: 41 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent overall. The barrel retains 98% of the original brown copper striped finish. The hammer, left flat of the breech plug and lock plate retain much of the original bright case colors. The silver surfaces have a smooth even original unpolished patina. The stock is excellent with a couple of minor dings and sharp checkering. All of the markings and engraving are clear and crisp. The action is excellent. The case is fine. The lid has a crack in the leather which extends the width of the lid and some corner and edge wear. The lining is fine with some minor wear from the pistols having contact. The flask is excellent with most of the original lacquer finish remaining. The rest of the accessories are excellent. - B) As "A". BBL: 3 inch irregular Stock: walnut Gauge: 41 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains almost all of the original brown copper striped finish. Nearly all of the original bright case colors remain on the lock, bolster, breech plug and hammer. The silver components have an even aged patina and strong bright blue finish remains on the trigger. The stock is excellent with a few minor dings, handling marks and sharp checkering; nearly all of the varnish remains. All markings and engraving are clear and crisp. The action is excellent. (The aforementioned is evenly matched in condition to the other in the pair). This is an outstanding matched pair of cased silver mounted/gold inlaid Derringer Percussion Pocket Pistols with accessories.

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Extremely Rare Remington-Rider All Brass

Lot 1078: Extremely Rare Remington-Rider All Brass "Parlor Pistol" Derringer

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Description: Estimate: $16000 - 25000 Manufactured circa 1860 to 1863. Estimated total production of this rare derringer is somewhere between 200 and 1,000 depending on which source you read, however still an extremely rare piece. This derringer represents the smallest pistol Remington ever manufactured. The derringer is chambered in 17 percussion and the only propellant force was the percussion cap. With the exception of the hammer, trigger and breech block, the entire derringer is made of brass. The left rear of the barrel is marked "RIDER'S PT./SEPT. 13, 1859". Approximately 1000 Rider derringers were manufactured between 1860 and 1863, with an unknown number of those made completely from silver plated brass. Pin front sight and notch rear sight. "RIDERS PT./SEPT. 13. 1859" is marked on the left side of the frame behind the barrel. The breechblock is not connected to the pistol, it can be freely removed, and must be to insert the percussion cap on the nipple. It has a contoured butt, effectively making the toe a rest for the ring finger. This pistol is complete in that it has both the breech bolt and nipple insert (usually missing). These pistols with their tiny bore were intended for indoor or "parlor" shooting. Accompanying this derringer are letters of correspondence from Eric Value Military Antiquities dated in 1978 and a copy of an advertisement for the Parlor Pistol. BBL: 3 inch round Stock: Gauge: 17 Percussion Finish: silver Grips: brass Serial Number: NSN Condition: Extremely fine. The derringer retains 75% original silver plating with an aged patina on the exposed brass. Most of the barrel marking is clear. The action is excellent. An extremely fine example of a very rare Remington-Rider Parlor Pistol.

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Rare Factory Engraved Silver Plated Remington-Elliot Four Barrel Derringer with Extremely Rare Box and Pearl Grips

Lot 1079: Rare Factory Engraved Silver Plated Remington-Elliot Four Barrel Derringer with Extremely Rare Box and Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 13000 Manufactured circa 1863 to 1888, this derringer features factory scroll and punch dot engraving on the top barrels, frame sides and back strap. There is a simple line design on the muzzles, a shell design on the upper rear of the frame and a geometric design on the butt. The left side barrel rib is marked "MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION N.Y." and "ELLIOT'S PATENTS, MAY 29, 1860 OCT 11 1861" on the right rib. The matching serial number is marked on the frame under the barrels and on the bottom of the barrel group. The derringer was silver plated and is fitted with smooth pearl grips. Complete with two piece black box with the "Elliot's Pocket Repeater" directions label on the inside of the lid. BBL: 3 1/4 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: silver Grips: pearl Serial Number: 16212 Condition: Very good plus. The derringer retains 25% original silver plating mainly in the protected areas of the frame and on the grip straps. The grips are excellent with a few tiny chips on the bottom edges. The markings are clear. The engraving is crisp. The action is fine. The box is fine with some corner and edge wear.

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Very Fine Factory Engraved Silver Plated Remington No. 1 Vest Pocket Pistol with Original Box and Pearl Grips

Lot 1080: Very Fine Factory Engraved Silver Plated Remington No. 1 Vest Pocket Pistol with Original Box and Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $7500 - 10000 Manufactured from 1865 to 1888. The sides of the frame features an excellent tight scroll and punch dot engraving pattern. The top of the barrel is marked "REMINGTON'S ILION, N.Y./PATENT OCT. 1, 1861". Floral and geometric engraving is featured on the sides of the back strap. The matching number is marked on the left side of the frame under the grip and on the underside of the barrel. Fitted with smooth pearl grips. Complete in an original two-piece black box with the "Vest Pocket Pistol" label on the inside of the lid and the bottom of the box is stamped in purple "FULL PLATE". BBL: 3 1/4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 Finish: silver Grips: pearl Serial Number: 12904 Condition: Very fine. The pistol retains 75% plus original silver plating, concentrated mainly on the barrel, trigger and grip strap. There is a smooth gray patina on the balance. The grips are also very fine with a couple small age cracks and a small chip on the left heel. The markings are clear and the engraving is crisp. The action is fine. The box is very good with some corner and edge wear. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own the finest Remington Vest Pocket pistol with it's original factory box!

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Magnificent Factory Etched and Engraved Remington Arms Elliot 5-Shot Ring Trigger Pepperbox Pistol with Ivory Grips

Lot 1081: Magnificent Factory Etched and Engraved Remington Arms Elliot 5-Shot Ring Trigger Pepperbox Pistol with Ivory Grips

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 9000 Introduced in 1863, the Remington-Elliot was an improved version of the "Zig-Zag" pepperbox, using a fixed barrel group with a rotating hammer assembly and double action ring trigger, setting the distinctive pattern for Remington's later pocket pistols. Silver bead front and frame notch rear sights, with the 2-line address and patent dates on top of the barrels. The upper sides and breech of the barrel are decorated with a sharply etched, engraving accented panel with an array of arms and flags eminating from the top flat and through the flutes, and fine scroll and vine patterns at the muzzle and breech. Punch dot backed scroll engraving, with a coverage of 80%, is present on the frame, with light borders around the barrel group, a radiant burst pattern eminating from the rear sight, light geometric designs on the back strap and an inscription scroll on the butt. The inscription scroll contains the painted and lacquered marking "KM542", as seen on arms from the Karl Moldenhauer Collection. Fitted with a pair of smooth, contoured ivory grips. BBL: 3 inch round Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: 2162 Condition: Excellent plus, with 95% of the original silver finish, showing a fine, well aged patina, especially in the lower and protected areas, and mild handling marks overall. The grips are excellent, with an age crack in the right panel and an attractive color and grain. A highly attractive arm, both as a piece of Remington history and as a work of art in it's own right.

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Spectacular Cased Engraved and Silver Finished Remington-Beals First Model Pocket Revolver with Solid Wexell & DeGress Style Silver Grips

Lot 1082: Spectacular Cased Engraved and Silver Finished Remington-Beals First Model Pocket Revolver with Solid Wexell & DeGress Style Silver Grips

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 8000 Introduced in 1857, coinciding with the expiration of Samuel Colt's American patent on the revolving firearm, the Remington-Beals was the firm's first entry into the revolver market. Post front and notch rear sights, with "E. BEALS PATENT/JUNE 24 56 & MAY 28 57" on top of the barrel and "REMINGTONS/ILION, N.Y." on the top strap. Over 95% of the surface is covered in engraving, chiefly punch-dot backed scrollwork, with floral patterns on the cylinder, cylinder pin and the rear of the barrel and geometric patterns on the grip straps. With a set of solid German silver grips, in the style of Wexell & Degress, with scroll engraving and floral accents. The case is American-style partitioned with felt lining, bullet mold and flask. BBL: 2 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 Finish: silver Grips: German silver Serial Number: 144 Condition: Very fine, with 80% of the original silver finish, well aged overall with mild wear along the edges and handling marks. The cylinder pin is a period replacement, and a small amount of pitting is present on the hammer. The grips are excellent, with a few light handling marks. Mechanically good. The case is fine with faded original lining and cracks present in bottom. Accessories are fine.

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Extraordinarily Rare Cased, Presentation, Remington Vest Pocket Pistol

Lot 1083: Extraordinarily Rare Cased, Presentation, Remington Vest Pocket Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $25000 - 35000 This exceptional Remington Vest Pocket Pistol (a.k.a. "Saw Handle Deringer") was manufactured c. 1874. The pistol has a mahogany presentation case with a circular plate in the lid inscribed "LONDON SCOTTISH GOLF CLUB/WON BY/AUTUMN MEETING/1874". The case is lined with red felt and has five compartments which contain: (1) brass cleaning rod, (2) screw-driver with ebony handle, (3) pewter oil bottle with a "C&J.W/HAWKSLEY" cartouche on the base and (4) wooden cartridge block that contains 12, 41 rimfire cartridges. A London Armory/James Kerr & Co. trade label is attached to the inside of the case lid. The pistol has a high polish blue finish on the barrel and receiver with fiery niter blue hammer, breechblock trigger and screws. The pistol has "piano finished" highly figured two-piece rosewood grips. The half-round, half-octagon barrel has a brass pin front sight. The top flat is roll-stamped "REMINGTON'S ILION.N.Y./PATd OCT. 1. 1861 NOV. 15. 1861.". The serial number, "4673", is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The left barrel flat is engraved "JA s KERR & Co" in one line. The right flat is engraved "54, KING WILLIAM St. E.C.". London "Crown/GP" and "Crown/V" inspection and proofmarks are are stamped on the lower left barrel flat. BBL: 4 inch Stock: Gauge: 41 RF Finish: blue Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 4673 Condition: Excellent. The pistol retains more than 95% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish. There are several very minor spots on the sides of the frame where the finish has flaked. The finish on the back strap and grip strap has thinned slightly. Nearly all of the niter blue finish is present of the hammer, breechblock, trigger and screws. The grips are perfect with all of the "piano" finish intact. The Remington and Kerr markings are crisp. The case exterior is excellent with minimal wear. The felt lining is excellent and the Kerr trade label is bright with no edge wear. The cleaning rod, screw-driver and oil bottle are all excellent. The copper cartridges are patined and may be original to the casing. This is the most rare and unique cased presentation example of a Remington Vest Pocket Pistol that we have ever offered auction!

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Possibly the Finest Factory Engraved Remington Rider Magazine Pistol

Lot 1084: Possibly the Finest Factory Engraved Remington Rider Magazine Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $9000 - 13000 Manufactured between 1871 and 1888, the Remington-Rider is one of the few pistol designs to use a tubular magazine, which front-loads in the style of the Volcanic or Henry rifle. Blade and breechblock mounted peep sights, with "E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y./RIDERS PAT. AUG. 15, 1871." on the top barrel flat, silver finished checkered magazine cap and checkered hammer and breechblock spur. Zig zag engraving is visible on the upper flats of the barrel, with punch dot backed scroll engraving on the sides of the frame and the backstrap. Smooth two piece rosewood grips. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 32 XSRF Finish: nickel/blue/casehardened Grips: rosewood Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent plus, with 99% of the bright original nickel finish overall. Strong niter blue is present on the screws and pins, with a deep royal blue on the hammer and vivid case colors on the breechblock. The grips are also excellent, with mild varnish loss concentrated on the top of the left panel. Mechanically excellent. This is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of a Remington Rider Magazine Pistol!

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The Finest Conditioned Remington Arms Elliot 5-Shot Ring Trigger Pepperbox Pistol with Pearl Grips In Existence

Lot 1085: The Finest Conditioned Remington Arms Elliot 5-Shot Ring Trigger Pepperbox Pistol with Pearl Grips In Existence

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Description: Estimate: $8000 - 12000 Introduced in 1863, the Remington-Elliot was an improved version of the "Zig-Zag" pepperbox, using a fixed 5-shot barrel group with a rotating hammer assembly. This would be Remington's first application of the mobile cartridge striker, which became a cornerstone in Remington pocket pistol design through the end of the Century. Silver bead front and frame notch rear sights, with the 2-line address and patent dates on top of the barrels. The overall finish is a deep, well executed royal blue, with fiery niter blue on the barrel latch and hammer assembly. Fitted with a smooth ring trigger, the signature contoured butt, and a pair of smooth mother of pearl grips. BBL: 3 inch fluted Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue Grips: mother of pearl Serial Number: 12620 Condition: Excellent, with 98% of the original blue finish, showing the slightest brown patina on the rear and right side of the frame. 95% of the strong, fiery niter blue is present on the hammer. The grips are very good, with a small crack in the right panel and a few light scratches overall. Mechanically excellent. The scarcity of a Remington-Elliot pistol exhibiting the quality of the finish on this arm can not be overstated; the Remington Ring Trigger was not intended to be a display piece or a safe queen, it was designed to be concealed on the person and employed in real world personal defense, in the process of being fired with corrosive primers, actively rubbed against fabric and skin, and exposed to any number of substances in the course of duty. A Ring Trigger in any condition is collectable, but one on this level is cannot be upgraded upon, and can serve as the cornerstone of a premium quality collection of Remington firearms or American Pocket Pistols.

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Extraordinary Finely Engraved Gold and Silver Mounted Joseph Cooper Percussion Pistol

Lot 1086: Extraordinary Finely Engraved Gold and Silver Mounted Joseph Cooper Percussion Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $15000 - 22500 This is a beautiful example of an engraved and silver mounted Cooper percussion pistol. The pistol has a brown Damascus barrel, casehardened lock, hammer, breech plug and full length back strap, the remaining parts are silver. The top of the barrel is engraved "JOSEPH COOPER NEW YORK". The breech plug is engraved with floral scroll designs and thin gold inlaid band around the front and has a thin and wide gold inlaid bands around the rear. The bolster plug is gold. The hammer side is engraved with floral scroll designs and the head is engraved with a fish motif. The lock has floral scroll engraving at the rear and a banner with floral scroll on each end ahead of the hammer. Inside the banner is "JOSEPH COOPER". The back strap and trigger guard have the same engraving pattern. Solid under barrel rib, brass front and "v" notch rear sights, ebony ram/cleaning rod and mounted with a walnut half stock with checkered grip area. Engraved 2 1/2 inch silver belt hook with engraved decorative base and silver initial shield on the left flat and silver cap box on the butt with gold engraved lid. BBL: 5 1/2 inch octagon Stock: walnut Gauge: 41 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The barrel retains almost all of the original brown finish with some flaking and almost all of the Damascus pattern remaining. The lock retains 98% bright case colors, the hammer shows case colors in protected areas with a smooth gray patina on the balance and the back strap has a smooth gray patina. The breech plug retains most of the case colors and all of the gold inlay remains. The silver has begun to darken with age and all of the gold remains on the cap box lid. The stock is also excellent with a few minor dings, handling marks and crisp checkering. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Scarce Blue Finish Remington No. 1 Vest Pocket Pistol with Extremely Rare Original Box Marked Blued Finish

Lot 1087: Scarce Blue Finish Remington No. 1 Vest Pocket Pistol with Extremely Rare Original Box Marked Blued Finish

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Description: Estimate: $8500 - 12000 Manufactured from 1865 to 1888, the Remington No. 1 Vest Pocket Pistol is also known as the Saw Handle Derringer. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/patent date marking, and the matching serial number is marked on the left side of the frame under the grip and on the underside of the barrel. Fitted with nicely figured smooth walnut grips. The butt is marked with "KM 640" in white. This is the collector inventory number for the famous Karl Moldenauer collection. Complete with an original black two piece bow with the "Vest Pocket Pistol" label on the inside of the lid and the bottom of the box is marked "VEST POCKET PISTOL/1 Shot No. 22 Cartridge,/BLUED.". In the box is an original cleaning rod. BBL: 3 1/4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: B3711 Condition: Very fine. The pistol retains 75% bright original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The hammer retains most of the original bright niter blue finish. The grips are excellent with a few minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. The box is very good with the exception of a separated long flap from the lid, (in the box), and a separated lid corner and some edge repairs. One will look a long time to find another Remington Vest.

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Rare Factory Engraved Remington Elliot Patent 32 Caliber Pepperbox Revolver

Lot 1088: Rare Factory Engraved Remington Elliot Patent 32 Caliber Pepperbox Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 Marketed as the New Repeating Pistol [Elliot's Patent] No.2, the Remington-Elliot 32 Caliber Pepperbox was manufactured from 1863 to 1888, concurrently with the 22 Pepperbox. Silver finished blade front and groove rear sights with "MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y." on the left barrel rib and "ELLIOT'S PATENTS MAY 29, 1860-OCT.1, 1861" on the right markings. The top barrels are decoratively etched with a 1 inch wedge of scrollwork extending back from the muzzle and a 2 inch tall, scroll accented array of arms extending from the muzzle. The frame shows near full coverage engraving, chiefly of a scroll pattern with floral accents around the barrel hinge, checkerboard patterns above the grips, a radiant burst emerging from the rear sight and a small circled "B" on the left side of the frame. BBL: 3 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue/nickel Grips: Gutta Percha Serial Number: 15636 Condition: Very good plus with a mixed gray patina. Showing mild spotting and handling marks overall. Strong nickel is present on the trigger with mild flaking. The grips are fine with a few scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.

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Desirable Rare and Excellent Remington Elliot

Lot 1089: Desirable Rare and Excellent Remington Elliot "Zig Zag" Double Action Pepperbox Derringer

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Description: Estimate: $8000 - 12000 Manufactured circa 1861-1862, with less than 1,000 made in total. Also known as "Elliot's Pocket Revolver", with a rotating barrel cluster with angular track around the chambers that gives the pistol it's name. These "Zig Zag" revolvers are among the most rare and highly sought after of all Derringer models. Fixed rear sight with a silver pin front sight on each rib, the 3-line Elliot patent marks on the left side and the 3-line Remington address on the right. Smooth gutta percha grips. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 short Finish: blue/silver Grips: Gutta Percha Serial Number: 928 Condition: Excellent overall. 50% overall original blue finish remains on barrel cluster, strongest in the protected and sheltered areas with the balance now an even and attractive brown patina. Strong silver is present on the frame having turned a deep, aged patina overall. The barrel hinge retains nearly all of it's handsome & original niter blue finish. Grips are excellent with the slightest collector type handling marks. Mechanically very good. Considering that these were produced in such limited quantities and surviving examples are rare in any condition, this is the finest example we at Rock Island Auction Company have offered.

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Documented Rare Civilian Model Elgin Cutlass Pistol

Lot 1090: Documented Rare Civilian Model Elgin Cutlass Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $8500 - 13000 This is a nice example of a unique Elgin Cutlass pistol. The blade extends 7 inches past the barrel muzzle, has 13 inches of cutting edge length (13 5/8 inches overall), and is marked "Elgin's Patent" amid a leafy vine motif on the left side and "N.P. Ames/Cutler/Springfield" with 8 stars above and the leafy vine motif below on the right side. The overall length of the pistol is 18 inches. The top of the frame is marked "C.B. ALLEN/SPRINGFIELD/MASS". The 6 inch octagon barrel is rifled 36 caliber. Blade front and notch rear sights and is fitted with a smooth one-piece walnut grip.This one, is photographed on the bottom of page 471 of the Wm. E. Locke collection (no scabbard). Photographed on page 73 of "The Ames Sword Company 1829-1935 by John D. Hamilton. Another example is in the National Museum of History and Technology. Complete with a professionally made 20th Century replacement leather covered wooden scabbard with silver tips and throat. BBL: 6 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/bright Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The metal surfaces retain a semi bright appearance and a few minor stains. The acid etching is clear and fine. The grip is fine with most of the period applied varnish remaining, showing a few minor dings and handling marks. The scabbard is good showing some minor wear and some stains on the hardware. The markings are clear. Mechanically functions, but is stiff at full cock, needs minor work.

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Fine Miniature Elgin Cutlass Pistol with Ivory Grip

Lot 1091: Fine Miniature Elgin Cutlass Pistol with Ivory Grip

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 8000 This miniature version of Elgin's U.S. Navy Contract pistol is just over half the size. Except for the knuckle guard extending from the trigger guard to the tip of the butt it is the same as the pocket version of the Elgin pistol as made by C. B. Allen which was also in the Locke collection. This pistol is completely unmarked and has a 7 1/4 inch blade. Other than size there is only one variation from the contract pistol, the lack of a dovetail joint between the blade and the front edge of the barrel, needed to give more support to the blade on the larger size. The pocket size does not have the dovetail. According to Locke, this was obtained directly from the Allen family but no documentation was found. Pictured Locke, p. 472 Provenance William Locke and Frank Sellers, 1973 BBL: 3 3/8 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 40 Perc Finish: bright Grips: ivory Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The metal remains bright except hammer and trigger which are fire blue, and they retain most of the original bright fire blue finish. There are a few spotty patches where light surface rust has been cleaned and overall there are a few minor scratches. The grip is also excellent showing a few minor natural age cracks and is taking on a pleasant aged patina. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare Factory Engraved Lindsay Two Shot Pocket Pistol

Lot 1092: Rare Factory Engraved Lindsay Two Shot Pocket Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 This rare and unusual pistol was invented by John P. Lindsay and manufactured in the early 1860s with only several hundred produced. The pistol has a single barrel that holds two superposed loads. The pistol has two hammers and one trigger enabling the user to fire each charge separately. The barrel is a full octagon, oddly shaped with a stepped down contour with wide flat sides at the breech end half and contoured rounded top with a sighting groove. The left side of the rear portion of the barrel, frame sides and part of the back strap are engraved with a floral scroll. The left rear of the barrel is marked "LINDSAY'S/YOUNG-AMERICAN/MAN'F'D BY/J.P. LINDSAY-MAN'FG CO./NEW-YORK". The top of the barrels is marked "PATENT'D. FEB. 8. 1859/PATENT'D. OCT. 9. 1860". The serial number "23" is marked just ahead of the frame. Fitted with smooth two-piece walnut grips on a square butt. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 41 Finish: blue/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 23 Condition: Very fine. The barrels retain 80% bright original high polish blue finish with some flaking and minor spotting. The frame retains 50% original silver plating with the exposed brass having an untouched patina. The engraving is crisp. The grips are also very fine with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Cased Factory Engraved Bliss & Goodyear Percussion Revolver with Magnificent Raised Relief Carved Ivory Grips

Lot 1093: Cased Factory Engraved Bliss & Goodyear Percussion Revolver with Magnificent Raised Relief Carved Ivory Grips

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 6500 Manufactured circa 1860 with total production approximately 3,000. The top of the barrel is marked "BLISS & GOODYEAR, NEW HAVEN, CT." The frame and sides of the loading lever are broad leaf scroll and punch dot engraved. The cylinder between the chambers and the top of the back strap are engraved with geometric patterns with punch dot fill. It has a six round cylinder, spur trigger and fitted with ivory grips featuring an eagle and snake carved on the left panel. The revolver is in a mahogany case with brown velvet lining and holding the following accessories: brass Colt style eagle flask, nutcracker style brass bullet mold, Goldsmark cap tin with three percussion caps and case key. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 25 Finish: blue Grips: ivory Serial Number: 686 Condition: Fine. The barrel retains 50% original bright blue finish showing signs of once being lightly cleaned with emery paper. The remaining metal surfaces have a crisp smooth gray patina. The grips are excellent with age lines on the bottom, replacement screw, the right panel shows a very nice grain pattern and is beginning to age to a mellow patina. The engraving is crisp. The action is fine. The case is fine with one of the corners of the base beginning to separate, two stripped hinge screws, the lining is coming up on the upper right hand corner and the lining shows heavy wear and staining. The flask and mold are fine.

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Magnificent Condition Scarce John Walch Ten Shot Double Hammers Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot 1094: Magnificent Condition Scarce John Walch Ten Shot Double Hammers Pocket Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4000 This is one of approximately 1,000 iron frame variations of the Walch Double Hammer Revolver manufactured from 1860 to 1862 for Walch and partner J.P. Lindsay by New Haven Arms Company. The grips are numbered to the gun. This scarce revolver fires ten shots from five chambers. The cylinder is twice as long so that two loads can be put in the same chamber. There is a channel leading from the front load to the right nipple and the left nipple fires directly into the rear of the chamber. When the trigger is pulled, the right hammer drops, firing the front load, the trigger must be released before it can be pulled a second time to fire the rear load. The top barrel flat has the two line New York address/1859 patent date marking. Fitted with varnished grips. It is known that some of the Walch revolvers were privately purchased and carried by Union soldiers during the Civil War. BBL: 3 1/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 1540 Condition: Very fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 95% original blue finish and the frame retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with the balance a smooth brown-gray patina. The grips are very fine with a repaired chip and a few minor handling marks with most of the varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent.

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Unique German Silver Panel Dogs Head Grip Engraved Unmarked Percussion Knife Pistol

Lot 1095: Unique German Silver Panel Dogs Head Grip Engraved Unmarked Percussion Knife Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7500 Engraved German silver frame with a game scene with a hunter and dog, running deer and a flying pheasant on the left side, animals on the right side and a dogs head with collar on the grip. 4 inch folding knife blade marked "HS" on either side of an owl logo on the left side ricasso and a 28 caliber, 4-1/4 inch long octagonal barrel with engraved inlaid German silver breech band. Single action mechanism, cocking the hammer lowers the folding trigger. BBL: 4 1/4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue/silver Grips: metal Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine overall with 50% original blue remaining on the barrel. The blade shows extensive pitting, but is full dimension. The side plates are also fine with sharp engraving and have a nice aged patina. Mechanically fine. When have you seen one of these?

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Unique Double Barrel Percussion Knife Pistol with Stag Scales

Lot 1096: Unique Double Barrel Percussion Knife Pistol with Stag Scales

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 5 3/8 inch clip point blade marked "P" in an oval over "XXL" on the left ricasso. The back of the blade has been carved in a wave design. Both barrels fire at the same time. Trigger folds against the bottom of the frame next to the blade. Fitted with stag scales secured by three screws on each side. BBL: 4 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: bright Grips: stag Serial Number: nsn Condition: Very good with a smooth gray patina overall with some widely minor scattered pitting and some discoloration. The stag scales are fine with slight wear at the high points. Mechanically fine.

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Unique Zimerman Marked Percussion Knife Pistol with Horn Scales

Lot 1097: Unique Zimerman Marked Percussion Knife Pistol with Horn Scales

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Description: Estimate: $4000 - 6000 The blade and folding trigger are marked "ZIMERMAN WIEN. WIEDEN 209". The folding blade is 3 inches long and has a clip point. The knife and pistol are enclosed in a brass case with German silver bolsters. The pistol has smooth horn scales with a slot for a pick on the right side below the hammer (pick is included). The folding trigger has a cork screw. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue Grips: horn Serial Number: NSN Condition: Fine. The pistol has a mottled brown patina with a strong amount of original niter blue finish on the trigger and traces of original niter blue finish on the barrel and hammer. The blade is fine with some original polish on flats with crisp markings. The German silver is fine. The scales are fine with a couple hairline cracks and a couple missing chips. The left panel is cracked near the muzzle. The horn has a very attractive pattern. Mechanically fine.

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Unique Unmarked Percussion Knife Pistol with Stag Scales

Lot 1098: Unique Unmarked Percussion Knife Pistol with Stag Scales

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 The 3 1/4" inch blade is marked "REST/STEEL". The blade marking is the only marking on the pistol. Folding cork screw trigger and raised relief clam shell pattern hammer. The pistol also has a folding curved pick. The pistol and knife are enclosed within a brass case with German silver bolsters at the front. The scales have provisions for a tool (pick included) on the left side at the butt. BBL: 3 1/4 inch part octagon Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: German silver Grips: stag Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good. Most of the German silver remains. The iron components have limited pin point pitting. The tip of the sharpened blade is chipped. The scales are very fine with a few stress cracks at the rivets. Mechanically fine.

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Extremely Rare Ivory Stocked Henry Deringer Philadelphia Percussion Pistol

Lot 1099: Extremely Rare Ivory Stocked Henry Deringer Philadelphia Percussion Pistol

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Description: Estimate: $18000 - 25000 With only three believed to exist, the ivory stock Deringer is the paramount in the Deringer collecting field. The stock on this pistol has a grip area that is sharply checkered and features a double line border. A silver shield escutcheon inset is behind the barrel tang and is decorated along the top with a matte pattern and straight lines down the sides ending in a floral bloom pattern. A triangular plate is set into the tip of the stock with matte border work. The butt is fitted with a matte bordered and line accented buttplate with a trapdoor cap compartment. The trigger guard finial is pineapple shaped which indicates production in the early 1850s. The lock plate and the breech plug are both marked "DERINGER/PHILADELA". The letter "P" is stamped next to scrollwork on the left barrel flat. The long style breech plug features a pair of 12k gold bands and the coin silver furniture is extensively engraved. The lock plate, hammer and trigger guard are nicely broad leaf floral scroll engraved. The tang of the breech plug tapers down to a rounded point on the rear and is fully engraved. Matte and zig-zag engraving patterns are visible on some parts, including the trigger guard, reverse plate, hammer and accent plate. The barrel is fitted with a dove tailed German silver blade front sight and there is a notch rear sight on the barrel tang. BBL: 2 inch Stock: ivory carved Gauge: 40 Finish: brown/casehardened/silver Grips: Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. Deringer's "bronzed" striping pattern remains strong on the barrel, particularly on the sides, with 20% of the original brown color visible among the gray patina. Traces of the original pattern remain on the lock, strongest under the hammer, with a dark gray patina forming on the lock, hammer and tang. An aged patina is forming on the silver, strongest in the lower protected areas. The grip is superb, showing only a few light scratches and a beautiful aged color and grain pattern. The other examples known were in the William Locke and Frank Sellers Collections, making this a worthy prize for collectors of Deringers specifically or American arms in general. We sold a similar example in the Frank Seller's Collection.

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