Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Reaches $16.5 Million Sales Level!

Auction: October 1st & 2nd, 2012

Preview: Sept. 28th-30th, 2012

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HIGH GRADE BAILEY, PHILADELPHIA PRESENTATION SWORD TO COLONEL HENRY LEAMING. This very ornate sword no doubt was retailed by jeweler Bailey & Company of Philadelphia which later became the well known jeweler, Bailey, Banks & Biddle. Bailey was prominent in military designs, designing the Great Seal of the United States that is still used today and the Medal of Honor, among other accomplishments. This sword is not marked Bailey but very similar swords are Bailey marked. Bailey’s are quite rare and were very expensive in their day so only wealthy buyers could afford them. This sword has high grade features of guard and counter guard resembling sea shells, as does a smaller guard facing the blade. There is an amethyst colored stone in knucklebow, a very ornate relief cut grip terminating in a large American eagle pommel. The guard also has a panoply of flags with a superimposed eagle attached which is plated in two-tone gold and silver. Scabbard is equally ornate with large raised relief mounts including a framed monogram of Leaming’s initials “HL” mounted on a dark colored stone and relief cut “US” with 30 small diamonds. Scabbard also has a framed silver presentation plaque which reads “COL. H. LEAMING FROM THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 40TH REGT. IND. VET. VOLS. JUNE 10TH 1865”. Leaming served with this unit from December 1861 when he entered as Captain. He was promoted to Major in June 1862, Lt. Colonel April 1864 and finally Colonel on May 1, 1865. The 40th Indiana was involved in most major battles in the West, losing five officers and 143 men. The 40th had over 30 casualties in three separate engagements at Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, and Franklin Tennessee. This is a marvelous high grade sword given to the Colonel of one of the Western theaters hardest fighting regiments. A file of provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Pictured in John Thillmann “Civil War Army Swords” page 497, also pictured in Kevin Hoffmann “Swords of Honor and Regulation”, Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is very good to fine overall. The 32″ Damascus imported blade has 13″ etched panels of patriotic and floral designs, still retaining traces of their orig gold wash. Remainder of blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting, especially at tip, all etched panels are discernible, as can be seen in photos. The hilt retains most of of its orig gilt with some high areas worn exposing patinaed brass. Scabbard retains about 60% orig gilt with brass patina on remainder. Grip and pommel retain about 70% silver plate as does applied insignia to guard with remainder with dark patina, as can be seen in photos. 4-46922 JS73 (30,000-40,000)


HIGH GRADE MEXICAN WAR “CITY OF PHILADELPHIA” PRESENTATION SWORD TO BREVET CAPT. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN HARLEY, 11TH US INFANTRY. This early high grade W.H. Horstmann presentation sword has oct sheet silver grip with military decorations on each panel. Pommel is a florally decorated urn terminating in large amethyst colored stone. The large cruciform “bow tie” shaped crossguard has four American eagles at terminal ends on both sides. The languet has a state seal of the city of Philadelphia in raised relief opposite of presentation in opposite languet which reads “Brevet Captn Benjn Franklin Harley of the 11th Infantry USA”. The scabbard has a 5-1/2″ panel with presentation in six lines which reads “Presented to Brevet Capt. Benjamin Franklin Harley of Philadelphia by his fellow citizens, for the promptness shown by him in the offer of his services to his country and for his gallant conduct in the battles of Contreras, Churubusco, and particularly at Molino del Rey at the capture of Chepultepec, the Garita San Cosme, and the final capture of the city of Mexico. Philadelphia Octr. 26th 1848”. This presentation is enclosed in beautiful “engraved frame” consisting of grapes, grape vine and leaves. Lower on scabbard is a 10″ engraved panel of more grapes and grape leaves surmounted by an American eagle on a patriotic shield below 13 stars. Scabbard mounts have raised relief decorations with laurel and star decorations as can be seen in photos. The blade of the drag is most unusual with the union of two sea serpents mouth to mouth which form a stylized smiling face when looked at from a distance. This is a wonderful historic sword in unique form among the earliest W. H. Horstman presentation swords known in the highest grade. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Brass scabbard, hilt and pommel retain 95% of there orig gold wash. Silver engraved grip and silver city of Philadelphia plaque exhibit good silver patina. Silver plaque is a bit loose at top but complete and sound. 33″ blade is gray/white with some areas of orig finish. 16″ etched panels are complete and discernible with scattered staining and pitting. 4-46906 JS95 (35,000-55,000)


SPECTACULAR GOLD AND SILVER MEXICAN WAR AMES PRESENTATION SWORD TO CAPTAIN LEWIS MORRIS, KILLED IN ACTION AT BATTLE OF MONTEREY. This high grade Ames presentation is described by John Thillmann “This sword … has a sterling silver scabbard and hilt. Scabbard body is plated in gold as is the Phrygian helmet pommel surmounted by an eagle and foliated guard. In addition, the Mother of Pearl grip is inlaid with engraved gold strips lengthwise. Of note, is that the drag is in a unique form. It, too, is silver and gilt but exhibits a rarely seen elaborately cast drag crescent that almost flows into the scabbard body because of the fine engraving.” The gold presentation plaque, which measures over 3″, is finely engraved “Presented to Capt. Lewis N. Morris of the United States Army by his fellow citizens of Albany as a token of respect for his Bravery and Gallantry while in command of the 3rd Regiment U.S. Infantry in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca De La Palma on the 8th and 9th of May 1846 and on the banks of the Rio Grande.” This scabbard is so richly engraved with floral and patriotic mounts that few examples show workmanship of same quality survive. There is a gold applied five pointed star in drag and engraved on central gold band in grip. These stars were possibly a reference to Texas as the presentation ends “on the banks of the Rio Grande”. This sword was ordered from Ames in June 1846 at a cost of $150. This was only the second sword shown in the Ames order book for Mexican War presentation, just after the sword of General Zachary Taylor which was ordered the same month. Captain Lewis Morris graduated from West Point in 1820 and was one of 11 West Point officers killed the same day, September 21, 1846, in the bloody battle at Monterey, Mexico lead by General Zachary Taylor. Lewis Morris was from a long line of military and political heroes. His father had signed the Declaration of Independence and his son would go on to be a Civil War hero to be killed at the battle of Cold Harbor in June 1864. This sword is in fabulous “as found” condition and of highest quality and artistry of the sword maker. PROVENANCE: Pictured in John Tillmann “Civil War Army Swords” page 467 and 468, also pictured in Kevin Hoffmann “Swords of Honor and Regulation”, Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is in very good to fine condition. 31-1/2″ double edged blade is bright/white, retaining most of its orig luster and finish with scattered areas of staining. 15″ etched panels retain most of their luster, as can be seen in photos. The silver hilt and scabbard retain much of their orig gold wash though thinning in areas. Engraved gold bands and gold plaque are fine with good detail. Mother of Pearl slabs in grip are fine and complete. 4-46905 JS70 (40,000-60,000)


HIGH GRADE SCHUYLER, HARTLEY, AND GRAHAM STATUE HILT TO GENERAL JAMES GILBERT. General James Isham Gilbert originally from Louisville, KY, worked prior to the war as a lumberman and Indian trader. Gilbert joined the war in 1862 becoming Colonel of the 27th Iowa and participating in expeditions into Arkansas and Mississippi. Gilbert was appointed General under Nathaniel P. Banks. Gilbert was wounded in his right hand in the Battle of Pleasant Hill, LA and later led his troops in June of 1864 at the Battle of Tupelo. On December 5th, 1864 General Gilbert was given command of a brigade in the army of the Tennessee at the Battle of Nashville. There Gilbert’s brigade took part in the Union assault on Shy’s Hill on the second day of the battle. On February 9th, 1865 Gilbert received his promotion to Brigadier General. Gilbert continued to command his brigade and took part in the Mobile Campaign and was brevetted Major General for his service at the Battle of Fort Blakely. After the war, Gilbert returned to his career as a lumberman. For a time he went to Colorado as a miner, and finally moved to Kansas to become the President of a Topeka Coal Company where he died in 1884. This beautiful sword has a massive 6-3/4″ statue of a Roman soldier on a pedestal with ornate relief cast hilt and scabbard mounts. Scabbard is finely engraved with presentation along with 11 battle honors of which General Gilbert was involved. The blade is of the highest quality being damascene with large white etched panels with gold backgrounds. This sword overall is in wonderful condition, and a very rare form that rarely comes to market. A file of history and research accompanies. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: 31-1/2″ blade is of the highest quality being damascene with white etched panels with gold highlights in a gold background. Statue of Roman soldier has bronze patina but his accoutrements, shield, helmet and plume and lion-skinned robe are gilded and retain 60% or 70% of their original gilt. Knucklebow, hilt, and high-relief scabbard mounts retain about 70% of their gold wash also. Scabbard body which is silvered retains much of its color with presentation and 11 battle honors easily read as can be seen in photos. There is a small about 1/2″ crack in scabbard into the Nashville Battle honor as can be seen in pictures. There is a braised line visible in scabbard between middle mount and drag that is part of manufacture. There is also a braised repair to a crack or break in scabbard between bottom mounts. There is a hairline crack in neck of Roman soldier and in knucklebow at point where branch is formed that does not effect aesthetics or integrity of the hilt. 4-46912 JS (60,000-70,000)


HIGH GRADE FULL STATUE PRESENTATION SWORD TO GENERAL STEPHEN “BUTCHER” BURBRIDGE. This is a spectacular high quality jeweled sword with a massive 6″ silver statue of Lady Liberty holding a sword wearing a gold “Liberty cap.” Scabbard has presentation from one of his last commands of the Coloured Cavalry Brigade. Burbridge was an excellent officer and general. He had a very distinguished military career, but is best known for his repulse of Confederates into Kentucky led by John Hunt Morgan. One of the largest gravestones in Arlington National Cemetery belongs to him. Burbridge was from Kentucky and was one of the most vocal unionists in this state divided in its loyalties between North and South. After action at Vicksburg and earlier campaigns, Burbridge was given command of the state of Kentucky and had two missions: Conquering the Confederate guerrillas and recruiting Blacks into U.S. service. These actions would serve to make him highly unpopular and the recipient of intense hatred in his native Kentucky. Burbridge struck fear among pro-Confederates in Kentucky by executing by hanging Confederate soldiers, citizens, spies, Confederate sympathizers, and court-martialed soldiers of his own command. He raided guerrilla strongholds and finally smashed John Hunt Morgan. The defeat of Morgan earned Burbridge a brevet to Major General, and he was made war time governor. Burbridge, after the war, had to leave the State of Kentucky, which he loved. He feared for his family’s safety, and he went North never to return finally dying in New York in 1894. A quote from Brian S. Bush “Butcher Burbridge, Union General Stephen Burbridge and His Reign of Terror Over Kentucky” “Burbridge’s military superior, General William T. Sherman told Burbridge to treat guerrillas as “wild animals.” He wrote to Burbridge to gather up men, women, and children, who were rebel sympathizers in prisons and send them to their own colony. Burbridge shot and killed innocent Confederate soldiers, who never were brought to trial. Burbridge randomly selected four prisoners in Louisville and executed them without trial for every Union soldier killed by a guerrillas.” Burbridge like his superior Sherman was just a very good general who knew how to win at any cost. It cost him his home, but the great respect of President Abraham Lincoln and the ruling military command. Julia’s sold in 2009 General Burbridge’s Major General commission signed by President Abraham Lincoln along with a flag he captured from John Hunt Morgan that descended directly from his family. This wonderful sword of a famous general is accompanied by a copy of his recent published biography. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is very good to fine overall. 32-3/4″ Imported Damascus blade has two 8″ gold panels that retain most of their original luster and gold highlights and background. Blade has several scattered areas of staining and pitting. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts exhibit bronze patina with about 40% of gilt retained. Liberty’s cap appears gold though not tested. Her cap is missing one of three retaining pins, but is still tight. German silver scabbard body sound and solid with scattered small dings and scratches. Engraved decoration and presentation are crisp and easily discerned. 4-46919 JS82 (60,000-80,000)

Revised: 9/29/2012

Correction: This rare and important sword is inscribed to Joseph Haskin, not James. (James was Joseph’s brother)

RAREST OF ALL CIVIL WAR STATUE HILTED SWORDS, WORN BY BRIG. GENERAL JAMES HASKIN. This fabulous sword has a full figured American officer thrusting a saber through the open mouth of a serpent (representing the Confederacy) forming the grip and knucklebow of this most elaborate Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, New York presentation sword. This sword is illustrated in Schuyler, Hartley & Graham’s 1864 catalog and is pictured on back cover of dust jacket in the Flayderman reprint of this important and rare catalog. Included with the sword are two Presidential commissions, one signed by Abraham Lincoln as Major and one signed by Andrew Johnson as Brig. General. A large 16″ albumen photograph of General Haskin and his staff accompany this sword which was presented to Haskin in April 1864. The 1st Maine Artillery was organized as Infantry late in 1863, seeing little action as Artillery early in the war. The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery would make up for seeing little action as it would be involved in several of the bloodiest attacks of the war. On May 19,1864 at the Harris Farm the 1st Maine had 481 casualties of which 82 were killed. In less than a month, on June 18, 1864, in the assault on Petersburg near Hare’s House the 1st Maine lead the charge and sustained the greatest loss of any one regiment in any one action of the war. Of the 900 engaged 635 were killed or wounded. Of all the regiments in the United States Army in the Civil War the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery sustained the greatest loss in battle, 23 officers and 400 enlisted men were killed, and 260 died of disease; a total loss of 683 dying during the war. Haskin lost his arm but survived the war. In the photograph of him and his men he is seen with an empty left shirt sleeve. This is one of only two example of this sword to ever surface and the only one other is known in private collections also presented to General Officer. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is in very good to fine condition. 32″ blade is damascene with gold highlighted etched panels of spread wing American eagle and foliate U.S. with motto “Always Ready”. Retailer marking of Schuyler, Hartley & Graham New York is etched on ricasso. Guard and scabbard mounts retain much gold gilt. Scabbard body is bright as polished with several small bends and dents and scattered scratches, as can be seen in photos. There is a separation with loss of plating at point of sword entering sea serpent’s mouth which appears to be part of manufacture and not a defect. There are small areas of scuffing on hilt on high areas, exposing polished brass. 4-46908 JS76 (90,000-110,000)


TIFFANY HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD TO MAJOR GENERAL HENRY SLOCUM. Henry Slocum was an important Union Civil War General. He originally had graduated from West Point 7th in his class in 1852. He stayed in the Army several years and then became an attorney in New York while remaining a Colonel in the New York Militia. At the outbreak of the Civil War Slocum became Colonel of the 27th New York Infantry. During the first battle at Bull Run Slocum led his men, he was wounded and his regiment suffered 130 casualties. Soon after, in August 1861, Slocum was appointed Brigadier General in command of a brigade. In October 1862 he was made Commander of the 12th Army Corps after its Commander Joseph Mansfield was killed at the battle of Antietam. Slocum was involved at the battles of Chancellorsville and later Gettysburg. After Gettysburg Slocum was transferred to the Western Theater. When General James McPherson was killed in Atlanta, General Sherman selected Slocum to command the newly formed 20th Army Corps made from remnants of his old 12th Corps and the 11th Corps. When Atlanta fell in September 1864 Slocum’s corps was the first to enter the city. The Army of Georgia was formed by combining Slocum’s 20th Army Corps and the 14th Corps and would now form the left wing of Sherman’s “March to the Sea” Army. Presentation of this sword probably dates late 1864 in Atlanta where Slocum was given the “Army of Georgia.” This General Officer’s sword by Tiffany & Company exhibited a fluted silver grip, silver chain and silver langette and gold etched blade. Scabbard with high relief and engraved mounts has engraved presentation which reads “PRESENTED TO MAJ. GENL. H.W. SLOCUM COM’D ARMY OF GEORGIA FROM THE MEMBERS OF HIS STAFF”. Swords to Major Generals who commanded entire armies are rare. This is a beautiful example. A file of provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Pictured in John Thillmann “Civil War Army Swords” page 517 and 518, also pictured in Kevin Hoffmann “Swords of Honor and Regulation”, Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: 32″ double edged blade full firm marked “Tiffany & Co NY” has 17″ etched panels on either side with gold background. Blade overall is bright with scattered areas of staining and light pitting. Etched panels retain most of their orig luster and most of their orig gold background. Fluted silver grip, langette and chain are very good with gray/silver patina. Brass cruciform crossguard with pine cone finials and helmeted bust retain strong traces of orig gold wash with remainder yellow brass patina. German silver scabbard body and brass mounts retain about 30% orig gilt with remainder a dull silver patina with scattered small scratches, stains and dents. 4-46899 JS73 (60,000-80,000)


FABULOUS TIFFANY PRESENTATION SWORD PRESENTED BY THE FREED SLAVES OF SOUTH CAROLINA TO GEN. RUFUS SAXTON. This sword came from direct descendants of Gen. Rufus Saxton before arriving in the Hoffman Collection and being offered here. This magnificent Tiffany General Officer’s sword was given Gen. Saxton on the one year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863 and reads as follows, “To Brig. Gen’l R. Saxton. MILITARY GOVERNOR as a testimonial of the Freedman of the Dept of the South for his sacrifices and labors to secure their liberty, protection and elevation. Beaufort S. C. Jany 1st. 1864”. The sword is a beautiful Tiffany signed cruciform shape with silver chain hand guard and silver clam shell guard. The pommel consists of an ornate pedestal with a Heraldic gargoyle style full form eagle sitting atop. The cross guard ends in similar shaped pine cone finials. The ornate silver clam shell guard is decorated in oak leaves and acorns with the Latin motto “DEO PATRIAE TIBI” which translates “To thee, for God and our country”. This motto was suggested by the father of the slain martyr Col. Robert Shaw who was killed leading his black regiment; the 54th Mass at Fort Wagner. The grip is fluted silver. The 32″ Tiffany signed blade is in beautiful condition retaining most of its original frost and gold decoration, various panoplies of arms, floral motifs, script “US”, a full standing Ancient Horseman wearing feathered hat, sword and halbred decorates one side of blade where a full standing enlisted Civil War soldier holding an American flag decorates the other. The German silver scabbard which has the Tiffany plaque is decorated with gilted brass mounts that are fully engraved with various military and patriotic motifs. The sword is presented in a large engraved panel on the gilted German silver scabbard between the top two mounts. This sword was presented in an elaborate ceremony attended by thousands in Beaufort, SC. Gen. Saxton stated upon acceptance “This weapon suits me well…I accept this beautiful sword, the gift of freed men, with a solemn determination to wear it in your cause, the cause of freedom, until every slave is made as free as you are today; until the President’s Emancipation Proclamation shall have become a living reality throughout the length and breadth of our land; until glad shouts shall ascend from every cabin in the sunny South “WE ARE FREE”….stand firm,..it is god’s holy warfare we are waging, stand firm and never ground your arms until the Union is restored and your race is free. Then lay them down in peace and I will place this sword among my jewels.” Rufus Saxton, a Massachusetts native, was a lifelong military man and graduated near the top of his class at West Point in 1849. He served his country well through the Seminole Indian Wars and Mexican Wars. Gen. Saxton was among the very first to organize troops of African descent, originally blacks were only used in the Army for labor, Gen. Saxton petitioned for black soldiers to fight as soldiers. Gen. Saxton also won our country’s highest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor for distinguished gallantry in the defense of Harper’s Ferry, VA in May, 1862. Saxton remained in the Army until his retirement in 1888. Saxton today is honored with a large private memorial in Arlington National Cemetery where he is interred. A file of provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: This sword is in fine “attic” condition. This sword has not been cleaned, probably not since the war. The blade, protected by the scabbard, is in excellent condition with only a few minor stains and some loss of gold. The etching retains most of its original frost. Metal surfaces of scabbard and hilt have rich, uncleaned patina on silver and on brass. All markings are crisp and very well defined as are all engraved surfaces. There is one minor bend in grip, near pommel that does not effect aesthetics of sword. Much of the external surfaces are soiled from possible old coat of varnish. 4-46900 JS77 (80,000-90,000)


HIGH GRADE TIFFANY PRESENTATION SWORD TO GENERAL THOMAS FLETCHER AND LATER GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI. This most unusual sword no doubt a Tiffany product WAS retailed and marked by a St. Louis jeweler. This sword has a silver and gilded knucklebow, silver grip, and silver scabbard mounts. Sword appears in almost new condition seeing little use or wear after its 1862 presentation. Thomas Fletcher was born in 1827 and would become the first Missouri-born governor of his state. Even though his family owned slaves, he was an ardent abolitionist. He was colonel of 31st Missouri volunteer infantry when he was captured at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou and taken to Libby Prison where he remained for five months until his exchange. He was then present at the Battle of Vicksburg and later commanded a brigade after Chattanooga during the Atlanta campaign. He returned to St. Louis in the spring of 1864 and organized the 47th and 50th Missouri regiments. He was involved in actions in Missouri and was breveted Brigadier General for these services. Before war’s end, Fletcher was elected governor and served until 1869. After serving as governor, Fletcher practiced law in St. Louis finally moving to Washington DC where he practiced law until his death writing “Life and Reminiscences of William T. Sherman” in 1891. Fletcher died in 1899 and is buried in the Belle Fontaine cemetery in St. Louis. This is a spectacular “piece of art” in like new condition to an important figure in Missouri history. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: The sword is in fine overall condition. The 32″ blade is bright/white retaining most of its original luster including Tiffany’s unique 22″ panels with various patriotic themes including a full-standing officer and a color bearer carrying the American flag. The agent mark of jeweler “E. Jaccard & Co St. Louis” is etched above ricasso the blade maker is stamped on ricasso “Collins & Co. Hartford, Conn.” Silver grip has gray/silver patina, is smooth with twisted silver wire being tight and complete, gilded hilt, as panoply of arms and medallion of US unique to this pattern sword terminating in a large lion’s head quillon. Remainder of knucklebow is silver and terminates into pommel which is made from torso of soldier with cape and helmet. Brass components of hilt and pommel retain most of their original gold plating. The scabbard body is finely engraved and retains most of its original gold. The silver mounts which include throat, ring mounts, and drag are finely engraved and have good silver/gray patina. 4-46901 JS86 (60,000-70,000)


CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF GENERAL MICHAEL CORCORAN OF THE 69TH NEW YORK, FIGHTING IRISH. This grouping consists of two high grade and unique Ames Staff Officer presentation swords to Gen. Michael Corcoran along with Tiffany Staff Officers sword to one of his staff. Along with swords are accompanying orig photographs of Michael Corcoran and lithographs including a woodcut of the presentation of these two swords before 600,000 people as Castle Garden, NY; August 22, 1862. Brig. Gen. Michael Corcoran was born in County Sligo, Ireland; Sept. 21, 1821. He joined the Royal Irish Constabulary at 19 years old and became a dbl agent for a secret Irish society wanting the overthrow of British rule in Ireland. After Corcoran’s brief stay in the Royal Irish unit, he immigrated to New York and became a leader among his fellow Irishman and a member of the Tammany Hall political faction, he also began a lifelong involvement in the Fenian Movement dedicated to the overthrow of the British government in Ireland. He enlisted and quickly rose to command of the 69th Regiment New York State militia, a regiment composed of mostly Irish Catholics. In 1860, Col. Corcoran made his national reputation as the champion of the Irish in America, when on Oct. 11, 1860, President Buchanan invited the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of England) to visit New York where a ball and military parade was given in his honor. Corcoran refused to order the 69th Regiment to march in the parade which honored “a sovereign under whose reign Ireland was made desert and her son’s forced into exile”. For this act of military disobedience he was placed under arrest by New York authorities and ordered court martialed. His subsequent trial created much excitement among America’s Irish. The case was pending when the Civil War broke out in April, 1861 with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Due to the importance of Corcoran’s military abilities his proceedings were squashed and the 69th with their Col. at its head was one of the first units to march in defense of the Union. This band of officer’s and men would become the foundation of the greatest fighting unit in American military history, the “fighting 69th” a unit that would extend it’s history into WWI and WWII. The regiment now off to war would show their fighting spirit in the first major battle of the Civil War “Bull Run” on July 21st in a meadow, across the creek they met the fierce Louisiana Tigers and “under a most deadly fire assisted in breaking the enemies lines”. The 69th being led by Corcoran screaming their Gaelic battle cry of “Faugh A Ballagh”. Corcoran leading the charge was shot in the leg but stayed in command, two color bearers were killed. In all the 69th rallied and charged three times. Other Union troops in this part of the battle retreated, but the 69th held their ground until some escaped but the colors and Corcoran were captured. The unit suffered 192 killed, wounded and captured, and that day began the fateful day of the “fighting 69th”. Corcoran was imprisoned for 13 months, he was promoted to General in Absentia. He was finally exchanged in August 1862, his triumphant return from captivity brought a series of popular ovations and testimonials. In New York, over 600,000 people, the largest crowd in the city’s history attended the public celebration. Corcoran now was a national hero. Here Corcoran was presented both of these swords which in the inscriptions read “In Remembrance of the 11th of Oct. 1860 by the Irishmen of his unit”. Newspapers worldwide reported the events of this day. Corcoran when receiving the swords, in his acceptance speech stated “it is an American sword, the work of American art, the gift of American citizens, the weapon of an American solider”.His pictures being in major publications including several accompanying this grouping. Corcoran returned to the battlefield where he would die after being thrown from his horse on Dec. 22, 1863, but the fighting spirit of the 69th New York went on as it does today. The two swords presented to Corcoran both have Irish embellishments in additional to identical presentations which read “Presented to Col. M. Corcoran of the 69th Regt. N.Y. S.T. In Commemoration on the 11th of Oct. 1860”. One sword has the Irish harp replacing the US originally cast into hilt. This unique pattern was custom made for Corcoran where no other examples are known. The second sword is among the highest grade 1850 Ames Staff you will see with custom engraving. The large Panoply of Arms with an Irish harp emblazoned with four-leaf clovers in the middle panel with a large Liberty cap with rays above it. This sword is in almost new condition where Corcoran used it for dress as he is shown in an accompanying cdv wearing possibly this sword. The third sword in this group is a Tiffany Staff Officer’s sword with sharkskin scabbard with engraved mounts. Sword is inscribed on top of the guard “To James B. Kirker Brigade Quartermaster, Corcoran Legion”. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: High grade Ames Staff sword with engraved scabbard retains 95% of its original gilt to hilt, pommel, scabbard and mounts. The screw is missing from the throat and is moved up 1/32″ where mount covers a portion of the engraved Ames mfg mark. Hilt, pommel and scabbard overall are smooth with scattered small scratches and worn areas in high places. 32″ blade is bright/white with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Etched panels are mostly bright with most of their original frosted backgrounds and easily discernible. Blade retains a protective buff leather washer. Sharkskin grip is complete as is tightly twisted gold gilted wire. The unique Ames Staff with Irish harp and guard is very good overall. 32″ blade is bright with old areas of cleaning which have removed the lustrous backgrounds of blade etch. The 16″ etched panels of patriotic and floral decoration are all discernible. German silver scabbard body has gilted brass mounts with overall red/chocolate patina with gold gilt present in protected areas. Hilt and pommel have matching red chocolate patina with about 20% of the original gold gilt present in protected areas. The white sharkskin grip is complete with twisted brass wire. There is a small separation where sharkskin comes together from shrinkage from age. Quartermaster sword is overall very good. 32″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. The 18″ etched panels are all discernible with characteristic Tiffany details. Blade maker is stamped on ricasso “Collins & Co Hartford, Conn 1862”. Engraved scabbard mounts have yellow brass patina as does hilt and pommel. Inscription on guard and engraved patterns are all easily discerned including the unusual 1-1/2″ eagle with swords and shield engraved on drag. Leather grip wrap is 98% complete with small chips seen at high areas with complete tight twisted brass wire. Accompanying 14″ x 11″ hand-colored woodcut of Corcoran charging at Bull Run; has good color, original frame with areas of foxing, acid burn and water staining. Three framed illustrated sheets from Harper’s and Leslie’s appear very good overall as archivally framed. There is an 8″ x 10″ image of unknown origin oro vintage on paper of General Corcoran which appears in very good condition in ornate 22″ x 20″ decorated gold and silver frame with scattered losses to gesso decoration on frame. Also accompanying is a cdv of Corcoran by Anthony of New York in dress uniform wearing dress sword on his side. Also accompanying is a clipped signature of Corcoran as Brig. Gen. Also included is a stereo card in good overall condition showing Gen. Corcoran’s monument. 4-46924 JS93 (135,000-155,000)


HIGH GRADE TIFFANY “CANNON BARREL” PRESENTATION SWORD TO GENERAL ALEXANDER CHAMBERS. This rare and exotic sword which is shown in the Tiffany Drawing Book is indeed a unique design with few examples known. General Chambers is shown in a wartime CDV holding this very sword proudly in front of him. Chambers graduated from West Point in 1853 and stayed in service through the Civil War. He was appointed Brigadier General in August of 1863. Chambers was a life-long military man finally dying at his post in San Antonio, Texas in 1888. Chambers was wounded twice early in the war at the Battle of Shiloh and saw much action commanding the Third Division of the 17th Army Corp being involved in actions around Vicksburg and with Sherman’s campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas. Post-war service saw him on the frontier in the Sioux Indian campaigns among other duties. This magnificent sword consists of a 5″ grip of four bronze cannon balls beneath a copy in silver of a Civil War “Model 1841″ field gun complete with trunnions and vent terminating into a pommel of another cannonball with large spread-winged eagle atop holding a ribbon in head. The knucklebow continues to be attached to one of the four cannonballs that hold up gun onto a 3″ oval fluted guard which has an integral languet which is set at 45 degrees containing panoply of flags with a large Colombian shield with 13 stars superimposed. The 31″ white etched blade is contained by a silvered scabbard with raised relief decorated mounts. Top mounts contain bundles of arrows with stars around bands. The drag has designs of 3” cannon barrels on either side. The scabbard and blade both have “Tiffany & Co. New York” markings. The presentation on scabbard reads “Presented to Brig. Gen. Alex. Chambers by the officers of the 16″ Regt. Iowa Vet. Vol. INFY. March 31st 1864”. This is a marvelous sword with few examples in private hands. Additional provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: 31″ Double-edged blade which was made for Tiffany by “Collins and Co. Hartford Conn 1862″ contains the finest grade etch with 18” panels unique to Tiffany showing intertwined faces and panoply of arms interspersed in long continuous panels as can be seen in pictures. Blade overall is white/gray with scattered small areas of staining and pitting. Etched panels retain some original luster, deeply etched and easily discernible. Silver grip, Medusan plaque and Tiffany maker’s mark applied on scabbard exhibit silver patina with dark colors in protected areas. Silvered scabbard body retains bright color with scattered areas of staining, scratching, and old cleaning marks. Integral scabbard mounts and throat retain traces of original gold wash in protected areas with balance yellow-bronze patina. Hilt and pommel retain much of their original gilt with balance being yellow patina. There is an apparent repair to crack in knucklebow at bottom juncture. Sword still retains both protective washers one being leather the top being red felt. 4-46909 JS (90,000-120,000)


HIGH GRADE CASED TIFFANY PRESENTATION SWORD OF BRIG. GEN. HENRY W. BIRGE. This unusual and fine presentation sword represents among the finest of Tiffany workmanship. There are few examples known with a full figure bust of George Washington’s head which measures 2-1/2″ on pedestal as pommel. Knuckle bow has silver medallions of Hercules in raised relief and oval medallions on either side. The sheet silver grip is oct with engraved panels of laurel with plain oval panels for inscriptions. The 6-1/2″ cross guard has 2″ “draped” languets. Cross guard terminates in full figural ram’s heads. Scabbard has high relief florally decorated mounts. Drag is also florally decorated with a 4″ fasces in raised relief. Sword retains virtually all of its orig gold plating, which nicely highlight the silver grip and medallions. The blade is etched in typical high grade motifs typical of Tiffany with gold highlights and background. Fitted case also retains a General Officer’s gold sash with very unusual and high grade bouillon stripes. This is a beautiful cased Tiffany sword and sash that Gen. Birge must have proudly owned. Another high grade Tiffany sword is still retained by the family, which was presented by the 13th CT, Jan 1, 1864 as tribute for 1st unit entering Pt. Hudson upon its capture, is on display at the Leffingwell House Museum in Norwich, CT along with other arms. Gen. Birge was from a wealthy and important CT family, but this wealthy man was also a great fighter and from The History of Connecticut During the War by Croffutt & Morris, Gen. Birge in one anecdote concerning the Battle of Port Hudson. “First as Col, Birge he was in command of the Thirteenth regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. He was a strict, if not severe, disciplinarian, an accurate drill master, proud of his men, and possessed of a quick military mind. He especially enjoined neatness, cleanliness and martial bearing. Every belt, shoe and box must be neatly polished; every gun barrel and bayonet must shine like a mirror; every hand must wear a glove of spotless white; every form must be erect and manly.” Spectators commented “This regiment is composed only of rich men’s sons”. Birge replied “Well, I notice they didn’t run away like some of the dirty regiments”. Indeed Birge’s men were fighters having 50 causalities on April 14, 1863 at Irish Bend, LA and 23 additional causalities on June 14, 1862 at Port Hudson. At the beginning of the Civil War, Birge organized the first state regiment of CT. inf. in which he was originally appointed Maj. After service in MD and VA he was commissioned Col. of the 13th CT. Inf. in 1862 and was placed in command of the defenses in New Orleans. In Dec. of 1862, he was given command of a brigade which he retained during the first Red River Campaign and at the siege of Port Hudson. He was promoted to the rank of Brig. Gen. in 1863 and served in the 2nd Red River Campaign and subsequently commanded troops in Baton Rouge. In 1864 he was assigned to the command of the 2nd Div. of the 19th Army Corp and participated under Phil Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns. He was given command of the Defenses of Savannah in 1865 and his brigade fought in the Carolina’s Campaign under Sherman. On Feb. 25, 1865 Birge was awarded Brevet rank of Maj. Gen. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good to fine. 32-1/2″ dbl edge blade is bright with 19″ etched panels retaining much of there gold highlights with areas of staining and pitting as can be seen in photographs. Brass hilt, pommel, scabbard and mounts have scattered areas of staining, small scratches and dings retaining 95% of there orig gilt. Silver grip has several dents, especially at top as can be seen in photos. Silver medallions like grip have dark silver patina. The 43″ x 9-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ case is in very good overall condition with numerous small scrapes and scratches, but is sound with good hinges and locks. Blue velvet liner in box is sound and solid, coming unglued slightly on edges. The block to hold middle mount is loose and there are several tears in silk pillow liner on top. Even though casing is missing its presentation plaque; which has popped out, it still retains the 7-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ paper label on bottom of box which reads “H.W. Birge, Brig. Gen’l U.S.V., Norwich Conn.”. The 7′ long sash is 6″ wide with buff silk backing and striped bouillon facing is sound and solid as are knots. 4-46925 JS90 (65,000-75,000)


HIGH GRADE ROBY OFFICER’S SWORD TO CAPTAIN EDWARD FISKE, 30TH MASS VOLUNTEERS. This may be the finest and highest grade Christian Roby sword known. This sword is in wonderful condition retaining most all of its finish and plating along with unique features including MA. state seal cast in relief on top mount, spiral contrasting silver grip cast and chased to resemble sharkskin and unique pommel along with full blade and scabbard presentation. Edward Ambrose Fiske enlisted as a Private in Sept. 1861 at the age of 23, and five days after his enlistment he was elected 2nd Lt. He was then promoted to Capt. of CO. G on Oct. 21, 1862 and in Feb. 1865, he was brevetted to Maj. for gallant service at the Battle of Cedar Creek. The 30th MA. was a hard fighting unit having over 500 total casualties in its service is LA and VA. Fiske saw service at Baton Rouge, Port Hudson and the Sabine Pass along with other LA engagements. After LA, Fiske served under Brig. Gen. Henry Birge (who’s high grade presentation sword is being sold in previous lot) who wrote in his official report concerning Capt. Fiske at Battle of Cedar Creek where 127 men were killed or wounded and another 35 taken prisoner. “I am very greatly indebted for untiring attention to duties, performed with ability and good judgment, and bravery and action deserves special mention”. This is a fabulous sword that could never be upgraded to a real fighter from MA who served almost every day of the war. Capt. Fiske’s unit was the last Mass. Regiment to leave the service at war’s end. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. Pictured on pages 350 & 351 in John H. Tillmann’s “Civil War Army Swords”. Sword is also pictured in an article in North South Trader’s Civil War magazine, Vol. 31. No. 1, 2005; pgs 52-53. CONDITION: Sword overall is in very fine condition. The 31-1/2″ blade is bright, retaining most of its orig shine. 17-1/2″ etched panels show the highest detail and fine decoration unique to the Roby artisan “Hoyt” who signed this blade on a flag in one of the Panoply of Arms. Brass scabbard, mounts, hilt and pommel retain 95% of there orig gold plate. Silver grip is fine including dbl strands of twisted, gold plated wire. Sword retains sword knot with blue and gold decoration which is very good to fine overall with fraying and wear to cord; bouillon knot is sound and complete. 4-46914 JS92 (20,000-30,000)


IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC PRESENTATION SWORD AND GOLD MEDAL TO NAVAL HERO OF THE MONITOR AND MERRIMAC BY THE CITIZENS OF BOSTON FEBRUARY 23, 1863. Lt. Louis Stodder was given this high grade Ames staff officer’s sword with silver scabbard, relief decorated mounts and extra rich engraved hilt and pommel. Scabbard is engraved “Presented to Lieut. Louis N. Stodder by the citizens of Boston Feb. 23, 1863”. Four battle honors are also engraved on scabbard in four panels between drag and middle mount. They read “Fort Darling, May 15, 1862”, “Monitor and Merrimac March 9, 1862”, “Foundered off Cape Hatteras Dec. 31, 1862”, and “Sewalls Point May 8, 1862”. Accompanying sword is a fabulous gold medal presented the same day. The medal has the identical battle honors and identical inscription on reverse as sword. The central medal, which measures 1-1/2″, when suspended by gold top bar suspension medal is 2-1/2″ high. Medal has four arms somewhat in the shape of a Maltese cross with a laurel wreath with an 11/16″ central devise that was engraved in high relief showing the Monitor asea flying the American flag. Lt. Louis Stodder was second in command during the engagement of the Monitor and the Merrimac at Hampton Roads in the hot fight that occurred. When Commanding Officer Worden was blinded by an exploding Rebel shell, Stodder took command. Louis Napoleon Stodder saw service on the Monitor from the date she was christened to the date she foundered and sunk. This is a fabulous presentation sword and medal given to an American Civil War Naval hero from no doubt the most famous naval battle of the Civil War. A file of photos and provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Pictured in “American Swords” by Norm Flayderman on page 260 and 261, John Tillmann “Civil War Army Swords” page 284, also pictured in Kevin Hoffmann “Swords of Honor and Regulation”, Philip Medicus Collection, Norm Flayderman, Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is in very good to fine condition. Blade is decorated in Ames’ fanciest fine “spider web” style etching. The 21″ panels show patriotic, floral and geometric designs being mostly discernible with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Sharkskin grip is complete and intact with some chipping at high areas. Gold twisted wire wrap is complete and intact though top loop is broken and loose under pommel cap. The gilted brass hilt, pommel and scabbard mounts are smooth, retaining almost all their orig gold plate with few high areas showing wear and exposing yellow patinaed brass. Silver plated scabbard body retains most all of its orig plate with scattered areas of staining and pitting, as can be seen in photos. The gold medal is in fine condition. There is scattered staining and a few small scratches, as can be seen in photo. Accompanying hinged case which displays medal nicely is covered with a paper veneer which is worn at high spots. The purple polished cotton inside case is intact with several small tears and a partial maker’s mark from a Providence, R.I. jeweler. 4-46903 JS69 (60,000-80,000)


EXHIBITION PRESENTATION GRADE NAVAL SWORD BY BALL, BLACK & CO., NEW YORK. This is among the highest grade and most ornate of American Civil War presentation swords. The hilt contains many elements of naval service. The hilt contains raised relief acorns and oak leaves in knucklebow and hilt which which ends into a “gilled horse head” (sea horse) as quillon. Opposite end of knucklebow terminates with oak branches in the mouth of a coiled sea serpent and Neptune’s head adorns the face of the pommel. Above Neptune is a circle of emerald-colored stones with a massive silver American eagle biting the head of a snake which is coiled around a fasces on an American patriotic shield. The grip is textured spiral silver with twisted copper wire. The brass scabbard has relief mounts with panels of floral and geometric engraving and two three-dimensional silver military decorations one being a small statue of a Zouave soldier standing at attention with his musket and back pack. The middle design is panoply design consisting of swords, bayonet, canteen, Zouave fez, knapsack, infantry bugle, and muskets. The gold highlighted import blade contains many patriotic elements including soldiers, cannon, various panoply of arms, a stylized U.S., Massachusetts state seal and motto, and an eagle sitting atop a shield with a ribbon which reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM” and “PERSEVERE”. This magnificent sword quite possibly sat in a window display in Black’s showroom showing some example of details that were available. There is an identical sword shown in Harold Peterson, The American Sword p. 201 being presentation for capture of Mason & Slidel at time of Trent Affair, given by “City of Boston.” PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword overall is in fine condition. 32″ blade is bright retaining most of its original luster and gold highlights with small scattered areas of staining and pitting. Brass components show good bronze patina with 20% to 30% of original gold wash remaining. Some plating appears to be two-toned as leaves in bottom of guard retain a reddish color gold where others more yellow. Silver pommel, grip, and scabbard features have gray silver patina and appear complete and intact including the very small protruding details such as wing tips, ends of guns and swords. 4-46907 JS (30,000-40,000)


HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION SWORD TO CIVIL WAR GENERAL FRANCIS E. PATTERSON. This beautiful Model 1840 general officer’s sword in “as found” condition. This sword sold by W.H. Horstmann & Sons of Philadelphia exhibits a high grade Damascus etched blade with gold decoration. Sword also has sheet silver engraved grip and engraved sheet silver medallions in scabbard and a 2-3/4″ silver presentation plaque which reads “From the RESERVE BRIGADE, 1ST DIVISION P.V. TO THEIR COMMANDER BRIG GENER’L FRANCES E. PATTERSON FEBRUARY 22, 1862”. The hilt and scabbard are finely decorated with relief casting and patriotic and floral designs that are gold washed. A sword knot is still attached. General Patterson, who was given this sword in February, was to die nine months later from what was officially called an accidental discharge of his pistol while in the field in Virginia. His father was a Mexican War General and his brother was a Union Brevet Brigadier General. All three Generals are buried next to each other in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Patterson was a member of the 1st United States Artillery during the Mexican War, remaining in the Army as a Captain of Infantry until 1857. He reentered service in 1861 at the onset of the Civil War as Colonel of the 17th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was made General early in 1862 when he was given this sword and given charge of the New Jersey Brigade in the 3rd Army Corp, Army of the Potomac. Patterson was involved in actions early in 1862, leading his army at Williamsburg and the battle of Fair Oaks. This is a truly beautiful sword with finely engraved sheet silver decorations, as can be seen in photos. Sheet silver designs includes a standing Lady Liberty, patriotic American eagle and shield, Justice holding scales and sword, and the Pennsylvania State Seal. Accompanying sword are three sets of cased epaulets; one being a Captain’s of 12th Infantry, second being Lt. Colonel of 2nd Infantry and third being full Colonel. PROVENANCE: Pictured in John Thillmann “Civil War Army Swords” page 229, also pictured in Kevin Hoffmann “Swords of Honor and Regulation”, Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is very good to fine overall. 32-1/2″ Damascus blade exhibits 17″ etched panels on both sides with patriotic, floral and geometric designs. There is about 10-20% of orig gold highlights in this etched panel. Blade overall is gray with all etching discernible with scattered staining and pitting. Brass hilt retains 10-20% of its orig gold wash and scabbard retains 95% of its orig gold wash. Brass surfaces overall are smooth with bronze patina. Silver grip and plaques are smooth, uncleaned with scattered staining. The three cased sets of epaulets are all in very good to fine condition with accompanying Japanned casings with typical scrapes, scratches and dents. Lt. Colonel and Colonel’s tinned cases retain most of there black finish, where as the captain’s epaulets case is missing most of it’s external black case and has a scratched on inscription “To William Sergeant USA”. But, all three sets of epaulets came from Patterson’s Estate regardless of inscription on this tin. 4-46904 JS71 (30,000-40,000)


HIGH GRADE CARVED IVORY GRIP PRESENTATION CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. Ivory grip swords are among the rarest of American swords from the Civil War era, especially cavalry officer’s, and this grip has unusual carved panoply of arms in relief and also has a panoply of arms cast into the guard and the three-dimensional face of Lady Liberty adorns the face of the pommel. The silvered scabbard is decorated with cast, repousse, and engraved renditions of grapes, grape vines, and grape leaves. There is laurel decoration on back of sword rings which match similar laurel decorations at top crown of pommel. The blade is beautifully etched and contains the motto “FOR UNION AND LIBERTY” once in a ribbon below an eagle’s head and then on opposite side of blade in a large 6″ panel. This sword has an engraved presentation to Lt. Col. John L. McGee of the Third West Virginia cavalry. McGee entered service as Captain in 1861 in the 1st Virginia Cavalry. He transferred in February of 1862 as Major in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry, was promoted to Lt. Colonel in October 1864 and finally was made full colonel March 10th of 1865. McGee and the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry saw action mostly in the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia but were present at the Battle of Gettysburg. Carved ivory cavalry officer’s sabers are a rare commodity. This is a fine example of a presented example in fine complete condition. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is very good to fine overall. The massive 36″ blade is bright overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. 17″ panels are deeply etched and all discernible. Silver-colored scabbard is sound and solid with scattered stains and areas of pitting. Engraved inscription is crisp and discernible as can be seen in pictures. The ivory grip is sound, solid, and complete with normally encountered aged cracks. Ivory has a yellow/white patina. Brass hilt, pommel, and scabbard mounts have brass patina with scattered areas of staining and about 50% of original gilt remains. 4-46916 JS (30,000-40,000)


CASED HIGH GRADE AMES SWORD OF GEN. PHILIP STANHOPE. Gen. Stanhope answered Lincoln’s call within a month of the bombardment of Fort Sumter as Captain of the US 12th Inf. Stanhope was wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Gaines’ Mill on June 27, 1862. He was prisoner of war at the notorious Libby Prison in Richmond, VA, was exchanged in Aug. 1862 and was soon made Col. of the 2nd Cincinnati Vol. The Cincinnati Vol. defended Cincinnati and Covington, KY during Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s raids. Stanhope saw further service in KY and finally commanding a battalion of volunteers in the advance to Port Royal, VA. On the staff of Gen. Getty in various VA. operations Stanhope commanded regiment near Petersburg, VA. Then Col. of the newly formed 55th KY Inf., Stanhope took part in operations in late 1864 and early 1865 in KY. Near wars end in April 1865, Stanhope rejoined the 12th US Inf. and commanded the post of Norfolk, VA. There is a massive archive of documents concerning provenance and history of Stanhope and this sword which accompanies. This sword is the highest grade of Ames M-1850 Foot Officer’s sword with solid, gold plated brass scabbard with elaborate engraved panels and high relief decoration. The 30-1/2″ blade is in near new condition with the fanciest Ames “spider web” etching in 22″ panels. Casing retains both orig scabbards in near new condition. The field scabbard made of browned steel with typical gold plated staff and field mounts. Casing beautifully presents sword and both scabbards, which is a very rare Ames product. Both scabbards and sword are maker marked. It is most unusual to see a Foot Officer’s sword given to a Gen., but this foot is of the highest grade, having extra chasing and engraving on the pommel and hilt, beautifully matching the presentation scabbard given to Stanhope by his staff at Camp Wallace KY, Sept. 19, 1862. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword overall is in very fine condition retaining most of its orig shine and plating. The 30-1/2″ blade is bright retaining most of all of its origl luster with small areas of staining. 21″ etched panels are crisp, all discernible and are rarely seen better as can be seen in photos. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts on both scabbards retain most all of there original gilting, though scabbard body on presentation scabbard retains 90% of its orig plate with chocolate brown patina where plating is worn. Shark skin grip has typical separation where ends meet from shrinkage with age. Gilted, twisted brass wire is complete and tight. Sword case has areas of wear and slight reductions to blue velvet lining. Hinges and lock are intact and sound, wood body retains most of its orig varnish with scattered areas of staining and scratching. 4-46921 JS91 (25,000-35,000)


GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE MEDALS AWARDED TO AMES MFG. CO. FOR SWORDS. This grouping consists of gold medal presented by The American Institute of New York in 1849 and is inscribed “Awarded to Ames Manufacturing Co. For Swords of elegant Workmanship. 1849.”. Gold medal measures 1-3/32″ dia and weighs 16 grams. Accompanying this gold medal is an original one page manuscript memorandum listing 16 of the medals received by Americ’s premier 19th century sword manufacturer from the Ames Archives from 1835-1853. It must be assumed that the swords displayed by Ames at the 1849 American Society Fair in New York City were the fabulous congressional presentation swords authorized by Congress and the US Adjutant General in the previous year given to Mexican War heros; Zachary Taylor, Gen. Quitman, Twiggs, Worth, Henderson, Butler and Gen. Hamer. The large silver medal presented by The American Institute of New York measures 2-3/8″ dia and weighs 94 grams. Inscription on this medal reads “Awarded to Ames Mfg. Co. for the best specimens of Swords. 1856.”. A third medal in bronze was awarded to Ames for manufacture of ironically “Bronze” Dahlgren Boat Howitzers. This medal presented by the Hampden County Agriculture & Mechanical Society of Massachusetts has inscription which reads “To James T. Ames, For Boat Gun and Carriage. 1856.”. The American Institute was an organization authorized by the state of New York to award American ingenuity, technology and production of superior products. Each year many thousands attended their fairs to view American advances in agriculture and manufacture. The Hampden County Society Award also had competitive fairs in Springfield, Mass for the plethora of manufacturers in the Connecticut River Valley. PROVENANCE: Ames family. Collection of Norm Flayderman. Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: The gold medal is in excellent condition retaining much of its original luster and very crisp detail as can be seen in photographs with scattered small scratches. Silver medal is in excellent condition retaining some of its original luster with scattered small scratches and light wear to the highest relief areas. The bronze medal is in excellent condition with much of its original red-bronze patina with scattered areas of staining as can be seen in photos. 4-46902 JS96 (20,000-30,000)


HIGH GRADE IVORY STATUE GRIP SWORD OF A.F. NEWLAND, 6TH INDIANA, KILLED DURING THE ATLANTA CAMPAIGN. Among the rarest of American Civil War presentation swords are those with carved ivory grips. Even rarer are full figure statues carved into grips. This grip contains a 3-1/2″ rendition of Lady Liberty holding a sword with another rendition of Liberty cast in relief in the pommel above her head. Below the carved Liberty guard terminates into an eagle head quillon with ruby eyes. The guard of this sword features a “US” superimposed on either side of an eagle fighting a snake. This sword, an import from Clauberg of Solingen, has quill back blade etched with American military motifs and very high relief scabbard mounts which appear 3-dimentional. The presentation reads “LIEUT. A. F. NEWLAND FROM THE MEMBERS OF COMPANY F 6TH REGT. IND. VOL(S).” The middle mount is inscribed with two of the battles this unit and Newland were involved in “SHILOH” and “STONE(S) RIVER”. 6th Indiana was a hard fighting Western Theater unit that had many casualties in the Atlanta Campaign, including now Captain Newland who was killed May 27, 1864 near Dallas, Georgia. He no doubt had this sword when he was killed. A file of provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Pictured in John Thillmann “Civil War Army Swords” page 302, also pictured in Kevin Hoffmann “Swords of Honor and Regulation”, Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine. 32″ blade is bright/gray with scattered areas of staining and light pitting. Etched panels orig had gold background which is only seen in traces now, although all etched panels are deeply etched and discernible. Ivory grip is fine and solid with several hairline cracks in its spirally cut body. Lady Liberty shows excellent carved details. Hilt and pommel retain 60-70% of their orig gold wash with remainder with bronze patina. Scabbard mounts retain strong traces of orig gold wash in protected areas with remainder being bronze patina. Scabbard body retains some orig brown finish, though mostly turning plum with scattered areas of staining and pitting. 4-46917 JS74 (30,000-40,000)


HIGH GRADE CARVED IVORY HILTED MOUNTED STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD TO CAPTAIN JOSEPH STRUNK, 2ND NEW YORK CAVALRY. This beautiful high grade sword is in wonderful condition with a nearly new gold damascus blade with high grade decorated hilt and scabbard with rare carved ivory grip with a full figure of lady liberty. The presentation on silvered scabbard reads “Presented to Lt. J. Strunk by the Members of CO. B 2nd Vet. Cav. NYV”. Strunk entered this unit August 26, 1863 in Saratoga, NY as 1st Lt. which is about the time he received this sword, because within a few months he had been promoted captain. This unit, known as the “Empire Light Cavalry” originally stationed near Washington, DC then moved to New Orleans where it took part as part of Arnold’s cavalry division. Strunk and his unit would see action 18 times during the Red River Campaign suffering a loss of 77 killed, wounded and missing. After Red River in June, July and August the unit was involved in operations in LA. and MS. including actions in St. Francisville, Bayou Sara, Clinton, Liberty Creek and Pascagoula. In action at McLeod’s Mills, Louisiana the unit lost 11 killed and wounded. In 1865, with the first brigade, Strunk’s unit, saw action in FL and AL. Finally being mustered out in November near Talladega, AL. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword overall is very good, fine condition with 32″ damascus blade retaining most of its color with scattered staining and pitting, especially at tip. 8-1/2″ etched panels with gold highlights and background retains almost all of its orig finish with minor areas of staining as can be seen in pictures. The hilt, which has decoration of US and American eagle fighting a snake and high relief lady liberty bust in pommel retain 80-90% of there orig gold wash. The heavy silver scabbard body with silver patina has scattered stains, dents and scratches with sharp, crisp inscription. Scabbard mounts have high relief decorations of Panoply of Arms and lady liberty. Mounts retain 30-40% of there orig gold wash. Blade retains its orig scallop cut felt washer. The 5″ carved ivory grip has cross hatched decoration on reverse and a 3-1/2″ panel containing a detailed carving of lady liberty carrying her sword, laurel wreath and patriotic shield with 13 stars cut in relief above her. There is approx. 1″ x 1″ chip repair to base of grip not affecting the relief cut figure. 4-46915 JS94 (25,000-30,000)


HIGH GRADE AMES MODEL 1850 STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD WITH UNIQUE DOUBLE PRESENTATION. This is an unusual Ames sword with a massive 32″ etched blade that is in nearly new condition. Sword exhibits a rare engraved sheet silver grip and highly engraved gold plated scabbard and hilt. This sword has an 1871 presentation plaque “To Captain William Strachan 9th Regimen Massachusetts Vol Militia” but the intriguing presentation is found under this plaque directly inscribed on scabbard “To Maj. H.D. Johnson Jr. 1st Reg. Virginia Brigade US Vols by his brother officers 1862”. More research needs to be done to find who Maj. Johnson was, Loyal Virginians were usually in the Western part of the state that became West Virginia in 1863. Why was this fine sword represented? That is a mystery – this cataloger cannot answer. Regardless this is an Ames rarity. PROVENANCE: Pictured in John Tillmann “Civil War Army Swords” page 286 and 287, also pictured in Kevin Hoffmann “Swords of Honor and Regulation”, Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is overall in very good to find condition. The blade is bright/white with etched panels retaining most of their orig luster with small areas of scattered staining and pitting and a few small nicks in cutting edge near tip. The sheet silver grip still has fine engraved geometric and floral designs around a central 1″ medallion with engraved eagle, interestingly holding arrows in both talons where the American eagle is usually shown with arrows for war and an olive branch for peace. The reverse side of grip has large 3″ engraved panoply of arms with several small dents. Sheet silver overall very good with dark patina in recessed areas with scattered small scratches and stains. Brass hilt with eagle in basket and eagle head quillon along with pommel retain most of their orig gilting with gold losses at high areas. High areas lacking gilt have a chocolate colored patina, as can be seen in photos. Scabbard has raised relief decoration at mounts and a large engraved panel 10-1/2″ long of floral military decoration. Scabbard retains most of its gold plating like hilt with worn areas of a chocolate to mustard patina. There is a 4-1/2″ raised relief applied floral decoration that is fit to bottom of scabbard with gap and its retaining screw is possibly replaced. 4-46918 JS68 (25,000-35,000)


HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD TO MAJOR (AND LATER GENERAL) OLIVER B. KNOWLES. This high grade Cavalry Saber has a most unique guard decorated with high relief grape and grape leaf motif. Pommel is similarly decorated in relief with acorns and oak leaves. German silver scabbard is finely engraved with patriotic and floral motifs, including a 4″ standing Cavalryman holding flag with “U.S.C.” (United States Cavalry).Scabbard also has high relief ring mounts decorated with laurel leaves and berries. The cast grip is heavily silvered with unique design, almost modern abstract in its placement of long lozenge shaped planes on stippled background with chased rococo edging similar to what is seen on scabbard throat, drag and top of pommel. The two outside branches of guard are chased with a laurel and berry design emulating design on two sword mounts. An oval silver presentation plaque is framed and attached to scabbard which reads “PRESENTED BY THE LINE OFFICERS, 21ST PENNA. CAV. TO O.B. KNOWLES, MAJOR COMMANDING”. Oliver Knowles entered the war as a Private in July 1861 in the Lincoln Cavalry. He was promoted six times before receiving this sword as Major in August 1863 when the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry was formed. This unit did not see action until Spring of 1864 when it became heavily involved in actions around Richmond and Petersburg. On March 29, 1865 the 21st had the advance against Petersburg near Amelia Springs and lost 98 out of 234 engaged in less than an hour’s fighting. Within two weeks the war would have ended but now Colonel Knowles’ regiment would have over 400 casualties in the final ten months of the war. Knowles was Breveted General in March 1865 for gallant and meritorious in these late campaigns of the war. Knowles died the following year in 1866. A file of provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Pictured in John Thillmann “Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers” page 485 and 486; pictured Kevin Hoffman “Swords of Honor & Regulation”; Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword overall is in fine condition. The 34″ blade is bright with 16″ etched panels with patriotic motifs including a spread wing eagle with “E Pluribus Unum” in ribbon in his beak, crossed American flags over a patriotic Colombian shield, the motto “Union” and a large “US”. There are scattered areas of staining and pitting. Remnants of orig protective washer remain. Hilt retains 80-90% of orig gold wash. Scabbard mounts retain 30-40% orig gold wash. German silver scabbard retains about 50% of its silver plate and grips retains about 95% of its orig silver. Scabbard body has one dent about 1″ x 1/2″ just below middle ring mount. 4-46920 JS75 (15,000-20,000)


RARE HENRY SAUERBIER PRESENTATION SWORD TO GENERAL W. W. MORRIS. This sword, like products of this artistic Newark, NJ maker, utilize “Mother of pearl” in mountings and this sword exhibits seven mother-of-pearl slabs carved and inset into medallions in scabbard. The pommel of sword shows a bust of a U.S. Staff Officer. General William Walton Morris entered service 5-14-1861 as Lt. Col. of US 4th Light Artillery and 11-1-1861 Colonel of 2nd US Light Artillery. Morris was Brevetted Brig-General 6-9-1862 and Maj-General 12-10-1865. He died 12-11-1865 at Ft. McHenry, MD. Morris was a military man. He graduated from West Point in 1820 and had 3 sons, also Union Officers during the Civil War. He fought in the Seminole Wars 1836-37 and was cited for gallantry against the Indians. He served during the Mexican War with the artillery. His assignment prior to war was in Baltimore at Ft. McHenry where he quilled the rioting among Confederate sympathizers in Baltimore April 19, 1861, by firing his cannon on the rioters! Morris served at his post at Ft. McHenry until his death 12-11-1865. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: This sword is in very good fine condition. Sharkskin grip is complete and intact along with original brass wire wrap. There is some wear to high areas with minor chipping and staining. The 31″ double-edged blade retains most of its original luster and shine with scattered areas of staining and pitting. 20″ etched panels with various patriotic and floral motifs are easily discerned. The high relief scabbard mounts contain seven separate mother-of-pearl medallions the largest being 2″ with US and a star, other medallions include patriotic motifs of a five-pointed star, a shield, George Washington’s head, two Masonic, and a smiling man-in-the moon surrounded by stars. All carvings are done in relief. 4-46911 JS84 (20,000-30,000)


RARE HENRY SAUERBIER PRESENTATION SWORD TO BRIGADIER GENERAL ERASTUS B. TYLER. This is a most unusual sword by the very artistic Newark, NJ maker. The pommel of this sword is decorated with the head of a soldier which is thought to be Ulysses S. Grant taken from an early portrait. This unique grip is made from two large carved slabs of mother-of-pearl with bands of brightly colored abalone and darker mother-of-pearl. This sword is in the pattern of a model 1860 General Staff Officer’s sword unique to this maker. General Tyler entered the war in 1861 raising the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was elected the Regiment’s first Colonel. By mid-1862, Tyler was made Brigadier General and given the command of a brigade where he led his troops in several engagements against Stonewall Jackson in the Valley Campaign. Tyler now saw service as commander of brigade in the 5th Corps, was involved in the Maryland Campaign, Battle of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and the Battle of Monoccy. Tyler left service in August of 1865, and became the Post Master of Baltimore, MD. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is very good to fine overall. 31-1/2″ double-edged blade, is bright/gray with much of its original luster. 20″ etched panels being all discernible with scattered areas of staining and pitting. The 3-1/2″ mother-of-pearl slabs are elaborately carved with leaf decorations surrounding central medallions. There is a 2″ chip missing from obv slab as seen in photos which really does not affect aesthetics. The edges between slabs are decorated with bands of alternating abalone and different colored mother-of-pearl materials. Brass hilt and scabbard are smooth with scattered areas of staining, small dents, and scratches retaining 20% to 30% of their original gold wash. 4-46910 JS83 (20,000-30,000)


CIVIL WAR SWORD OF PAUL REVERE’S GRANDSON, KILLED AT BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG. This sword is in “as found” condition and is in beautifully preserved condition. Col. Paul Joseph Revere was born in 1832 being the paternal grandson of the American Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere. Like his grandfather before him, Revere lived in Boston. He graduated from Harvard in 1862 and then accepted a commission in the 20th Mass. Inf. known as the Harvard Regiment. Revere was involved in the battles around Richmond, Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, and finally Gettysburg where on July 2nd a shell fragment tore into his left lung, mortally wounding him. He died on July 4th and was posthumously brevetted Brig. Gen. for gallant and meritorious service at this battle. Revere is buried at Mt. Auburn cemetery in Cambridge Mass. where many notable figures are buried including Robert Gould Shaw who would be killed two weeks after Revere in the attack on Ft. Wagner with the 54th Mass. Revere sword is an Ames model 1850 foot officers sword in excellent condition in 1850 Staff & Field. Inscription is from 11 of his Harvard friends where only initials are shown as can be seen in photos. A file of correspondence and provenance accompanies this sword. PROVENANCE: Pictured on page 256, 257 John H. Thillmann, “Civil War Army Swords”. Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Sword is in very good to fine condition overall. The 30-1/2″ blade retains discernible fine etched panels with scattered staining and pitting. Shark skin grip is complete and intact with minor chipping and wear to high areas. The orig twisted wire wrap is complete and tight. Scabbard body is sound and solid with strong traces of orig blued finish with scattered small scrapes and scratches. Brass mounts, hilt and pommel exhibit mustard/chocolate patina. 4-46923 JS88 (25,000-35,000)


UNIQUE HIGH GRADE OFFICER’S SWORD OF BVT. BRIG. GENERAL CHARLES NORTON, 39TH NEW YORK. This unique sword is in wonderful condition and may be the only Civil War American Officer’s sword made in Sweden. This sword is pictured in David Stroud’s “Inscribed Union Swords, 1861-1865”. Col. Norton was Quartermaster in two New York regiments while on the staff of General Fitz John Porter from June 6, 1861 to January 6, 1863. There are several articles written concerning this sword and copies accompany. This sword exhibits a Damascus blade with gold decoration including a 5″ panel with Norton’s signature in gold. This signature is identical to his facsimile signature found on Civil War documents contained in accompanying archive. According to an article from the September/October 1994 “Association of American Sword Collectors” by Lee Garigliano, this pattern sword follows the Swedish infantry model pattern of 1859. However, the designs cast in relief into branches, backstrap and scabbard mounts are purely “Nordic animal style” and can be seen in Viking art well over a thousand years ago. Norton’s monogram “CBN” is also cut in relief in lozenge in knucklebow. The formed sharkskin grip is not seen in American swords. This is a very high quality sword, worthy of the finest American makers or finest retailers. We are not sure of Norton’s Swedish connections however he did travel to Europe for the War Department after the Civil War and compiled a report on war munitions exhibited in Paris, among others. Based on the maker’s mark “JOH. SVENGREN/ESKILSTUNA”, Johan Svengren’s business, which according to the Garigliano article was not formed until 1868, which probably dates this sword from that date when Norton was in Europe, but we can not preclude that this is a war time sword as purported in several of the articles. Regardless, it is a stunning “piece of art” in the very finest condition. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Brass hilt, backstrap and scabbard mounts retain much of their orig gold wash. Grip is excellent, being intact and apparently made from shaping, sanding and polishing sharkskin. 31″ Damascus blade has two gold panels, one showing General Norton’s signature and the second showing a panoply of arms beneath geometric and floral decorations. Iron scabbard body is smooth with scattered staining and light scratches, as is iron drag which contain small amounts of orig gilt. Accompanying sword hanger chains are probably 20th Century and overall very good with about half their orig gilt. 4-46075 JS45 (10,000-15,000)


IDENTIFIED MODEL 1860 STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD. This sword has scabbard with top mount inscribed “WM. S. JOHNSON, ADC”. Below this name are 11 battle honors including: “Vicksburg, Resaca, Kennesaw Mtn, Siege of Atlanta, Griswoldville, and Bentonville. We are not sure who this particular Aide-de-Camp is but he was involved in the action at Griswoldville so he should be able to be found. The sword, which is agent marked “Schuyler Hartley & Graham, New York”, has a triangular blade which is etched with patriotic and geometric patterns. The grip is tortoise shell or at least colored that way. The folding langette has a cast American eagle and the fixed langette has an applied silver colored eagle. CONDITION: 31-3/4″ blade is gray/white with scattered areas of staining. 15″ etched panels are all clear and discernible. Folding langette has a lock button, which functions. Fixed langette has a maker’s mark, which can be seen in photos, with letters “FBD” around a helmet and sword. Guard, knucklebow and pommel are uncleaned and retain strong traces of gold finish in protected areas. There is a “US” cast into knucklebow, as can be seen in photos. Scabbard body is brown steel with brass engraved mounts. Top mount is missing throat. Mounts have similar patina to brass and hilt. 4-46073 JS44 (2,000-3,000)


SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA SWORD. This antebellum South Carolina militia sword dates circa 1850 and several examples are known carried by South Carolina officers during the Civil War. This pattern exhibits 3″ languet with South Carolina state seal consisting of raised relief of Palmetto tree above the date “1776”. Pommel is of a helmeted figure and knucklebow terminates into an eagle head quillon. Solid brass scabbard is engraved with floral and geometric decoration. Grip contains 2 large mother of pearl panels. Blade, which is in near new condition, has blue and gold decoration with central panels of panoply of arms. CONDITION: Brass hilt, pommel and languet have yellow/mustard patina. Scabbard has yellow patina under old cleaning and small traces of orig gilt with scattered small dings, small dents and scratches. There is a set of scratched initials at top of scabbard which are only partly discernible, as can be seen in photos, which might represent the sword’s owner who carried it. The 30-3/4″ blade is white/bright with 13″ blue and gold etched panels. Blue and gold decoration is over 90% intact (as can be seen in photos). 4-46074 JS27 (5,000-7,000)


HANDSOME PHILADELPHIA STYLE SILVER-MOUNTED EAGLE HEAD SABRE W/SCABBARD. Wonderful imported sword circa 1805 with 30 1/2″ curved three color blade, 1-5/16″ at the ricasso. Blade has sgl fuller and blue and gilt etched blade with foliate patterns and a trophy of arms with liberty cap on left side and foliate patterns on right side with “Warranted”, a Federal eagle w/ “E Pluribus Unum” in a riband. It has silver, eagle-head pommel with classic 5-ball silver-plated D-shaped handguard and hilt w/ round quillon with ribbed ivory handle and silver ferrule. Accompanied by its orig silver mounted leather scabbard. PROVENANCE: This exact sword appears as color plate X in “The American Eagle-Pommel Sword” by Mowbray. Ex Retzlaff Coll. CONDITION: Very fine. Blade is excellent, bright with no nicks and light scattered spots of moderate oxidation with most of the blue and gold etched patterns intact .Ivory handle is hand worn and has taken on a honey gold patina. Silver has rubbed a bit on handle otherwise fine. Scabbard body is sound and pliable with some crazing and loss of original surface but is complete and fits well w/ proper recoloring. Silver mounts are fine. 4-46898 JWD22 (5,500-8,500)


RARE SIGNED WAR OF 1812 ERA AMERICAN SILVER-HILTED HELMET POMMEL OFFICER’S SWORD. This wonderful sword fresh to market and just recently found in Philadelphia estate is signed “I. KUCHER” in a 5/8″ cartouche on knuckle bow. Jacob Kucher was a well-known Philadelphia silversmith known for his helmet pommeled swords. Most swords by Kucher are unmarked but we know his work by his distinctive helmets. There are several known examples in the John Lattimer collection and several are pictured in Daniel Hartzler’s “Silver Mounted Swords Featuring Silver Hilts Through the Golden Age“. One example of a Kucher helmet pommel is shown on the cover of this book. This sword is in very fine “as found” condition with a 31″ blade with 9″ etched panel on each side which read “NO ME SAQVES SIN RASON NO ME ENBAINES SIN HONOR” which translates “DO NOT DRAW ME WITHOUT REASON DO NOT SHEATH ME WITHOUT HONOR”. The 6-1/4″ hilt stirrup shaped silver hilt has 5″ crossguard and the distinctive plumed helmet which is 2-3/4″ tall. The knuckle bow is about 1/4″ wide where it enters pommel flaring to 7/8″ and tapering back down to about 1/4″ where it is touch marked before forming crossguard. A spirally cut ivory grip rests on crossguard with 1/4″ silver bbl. The accompanying silver mounted tooled leather scabbard appears identical to a Kucher sword shown in Hartzler’s book on p. 296. Scabbards on these early American silver hilts are rarely found. This is a fine example of a unique patterned silver hilted officer’s sword and possibly the only one to have ever come to public auction. This sword has been photographed by Mr. Hartzler for his upcoming expanded text on American silver hilted swords. CONDITION: Sword overall is very good to fine. Silver hilt exhibits dark uncleaned silver patina. Cartouche is bright and easily discerned as can be seen in photos. Silver knights head pommel overall is very good, well detailed as seen in pictures. There is only one small dent in back as can be seen in photos. So often these hollow silver cast pommels are badly dented and often crushed and have to be restored. Ivory grip sound and solid with a couple hairline age cracks and old chipping about 1/2″ on top of grip on left side adjacent to pommel. Blade overall is gray with scattered areas of staining and light pitting near tip. Etched markings are crisp and easily discerned as can be seen in pictures. Scabbard is solid but dry with flaking to about 50% of surface. Scabbard is black overall where dyed. Scabbard is missing about 4″ at end including drag. The silver metal mount is fine still retaining its 1/2″ split ring. Top mount also retains its 1/2″ split ring though an apparent scalloped extention on obverse of throat is broken and missing. 8-76326 JS51 (4,500-7,500)


FINE AND UNIQUE CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD OF MISSISSIPPI LT.COL. SAMUEL M. MEEK. This is a fabulous sword exhibiting a branched hilt with large oval medallion with “CS” seen on a few Leech & Rigdon cavalry officer’s sabers. This particular sword utilizes this hilt. A 31-1/2″ staff officer’s blade in a brass mounted leather scabbard. This sword is well provenanced to Lt.Col. Meek who was from Columbus, Mississippi where this sword was made. Sword was photographed in 1938 in the Meek home in Columbus and included in volume 44, Part 1, of “Source Material for Mississippi History”. As can be seen in photos, sword is wonderfully etched with a large “CS” and “LEECH & RIGDON, COLUMBUS, MISS”. Sword is in wonderful overall condition and appears identical to when it was photographed in 1938 as part of a WPA historical society. There is a very large file and archive on Meek’s history and provenance on this sword. Lt.Col. Meeks has a long and colorful Southern history, as did his fore-bearers. Meek was a politician prior to and after the war. He was a friend and business partner with Nathan Bedford Forrest. Meek entered the war in Nov 1861, first with the 5th Regiment Mississippi Volunteer troops, which was designated Company C, 1st Regiment Mississippi Regiment. On Dec 20, 1861 the unit moved by rail to Corinth, Miss. Meek stated in his diary that he has traveled 134 miles and noted that his sword and gun were the gifts of a friend, J.T. Harrison (a prominent attorney and citizen of Columbus, Miss. who was elected as delegate to the Confederate Constitution Convention and who later served in the Confederate Congress and was a personal friend of Jefferson Davis. He was later elected to the U.S. Congress after the war.) Meek was elected to the rank of Lt.Col. of 1st Regiment on December 8, 1861, but was released from service within three months, seeing very little action. On April 12, 1862, five days after the battle of Shiloh, Meek reentered the military service as Lt. of Company H 35th Mississippi Infantry. Meek and the 35th Mississippi would now see service at Corinth; Tupelo, Mississippi; Holly Springs; Grenada; and Vicksburg. Meek resigned in March 1863, stating that his duties as District Attorney were more compelling. Meek was involved in court-marshal proceedings as a trial attorney in Vicksburg before heading home to Columbus. Meek again entered service as Captain of Company D 1st State Troops, Mississippi Infantry and within a week was appointed Lt.Col. by order of Governor Clark. Meek saw the balance of the war in various administration functions and garrison duties. Meek died December 21, 1901 and is buried in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Mississippi. His wife died four days later on Christmas Day and his daughter died December 29th, all dying of Typhoid Fever. PROVENANCE: Lt.Col. Samuel Mills Meek; other family descendants of Meek; James C. Harris; private Southern collection. CONDITION: Blade is gray overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Etched panels are complete and discernible. Brass hilt and pommel exhibit rich dark patina with heavy mottled gold which almost appears as being painted on. Leather grip is 90% intact with areas of flaking and chipping at high areas. Orig twisted brass wire is all intact and tight. Scabbard is sound and solid and supple. Mounts exhibit yellow/mustard patina with scattered small dents, scrapes and scratches. Blade is missing from drag. Top mounts are both loose due to shrinkage of leather. Brass sword connecting rings are both bent tight, as can be seen in photos. 4-46531 JS22 (90,000-120,000)


CONFEDERATE NAVAL OFFICER’S SWORD MARKED COURTNEY & TENNENT, CHARLESTON, SC. This is among the finest examples of a very rare Confederate regulation pattern sword with probably less than 20 examples known. This sword retains almost all of its orig gilt and luster. The 29-1/2″ blade exhibits 15″ to 17″ etched panels showing cotton plants and patriot naval motifs such as crossed cannons superimposed over a fluted anchor and a Confederate first national flag superimposed over a fluted anchor. This sword also has a well struck agent’s mark “COURTNEY & TENNET, CHARLESTON, SC.” The correct scabbard has decoration of naval knots attaching sword rings and the drag has intertwined snakes, which is unique to this pattern. The hilt on this sword is decorated in the basket with cotton and tobacco surrounding an oval medallion with a fluted anchor superimposed over crossed cannons. Shark skin grip is wrapped with triple wire protected by a backstrap representing a sea serpent or dolphin with a scaled back. Very rarely are these swords ever seen in such high condition and this is no doubt the finest specimen to ever come to auction. PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection CONDITION: Blade exhibits most all of its orig luster, etched panels are bright and clear, as can be seen in photos, with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Brass hilt and backstrap retain close to all of their orig gilt with scattered areas of staining, as can be seen in photos. Shark skin grip is complete, showing wear at the high spots. Wire is complete and tight. Scabbard is sound and solid, though there is one weak area and 3/4″ cut between drag and middle mount. Scabbard mounts retain about 30-40% orig gilt with scattered storage scratches and one small dent in top mount. 4-46528 JS13 (40,000-50,000)


FINE E.J. JOHNSTON CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. This is possibly the finest standard model E.J. Johnston foot officer’s sword known. Blade is bright and frosty with full maker’s mark and a large “CS” etched on blade. Scabbard is perfect, as is the hilt and grip. At one time had a tag that said “Captain Munson”. This tag is now missing and there was no further attribution. Regardless, if you wanted the finest E.J. Johnston in orig scabbard, this is it. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman; private Southern collection. CONDITION: Fine overall. 29-3/4″ blade is white/bright with much orig luster and scattered staining and pitting. Two 7-1/2″ etched panels contain floral and geometric decoration with a large “C.S” and maker’s mark “E.J. JOHNSTON & CO., MACON, GA.” Grip is unique to E.J. Johnston, being highly polished and blackened wood. Grip is wrapped with its orig twisted copper wire which is slightly loose. Distinctive brass hilt and pommel are foliate decorated, with rich patina. Orig leather scabbard is sewn on the back with two incised parallel lines running length of scabbard. Leather body is sound and solid with one weak area at drag. There is scuffing and flaking of the orig black dyed surface, as can be seen in photos. Scabbard is mounted with high copper scabbard mounts and thin brass ring mounts and brass blade to drag; mounts are loose due to shrinkage of leather. Scabbard mounts exhibit rich patinas with brass portion matching colors of the hilt. 8-76341 JS23 (40,000-50,000)


CONFEDERATE “LEECH & RIDGON” FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD INSCRIBED TO LT. ERNEST PORTIS, 42ND ALABAMA. This classic pattern foot officer’s sword with “CS” cast in guard was most likely made by Leech & Ridgon in Columbus, Mississippi while Lt. Portis was stationed in Columbus between June and September of 1862. Portis no doubt had this sword when he, along with other members of the 42nd and the 2nd Texas, assaulted Ft. Robinett at the Battle of Corinth, taking 50% casualties, where Portis was wounded. Portis returned to service after his wounding and stayed in the service in various capacities. He was captured in April 1865 at Claiborne, Alabama. Portis survived the war and worked as a physician until his death in 1903. A large portfolio accompanies this sword detailing Portis’ history and further provenance on this sword. Portis lead quite an interesting life after serving in his father’s regiment. His post war history is just as interesting and intriguing with his time as a physician and his romances in the deep South. Portis was buried on his property in Vancleave, Mississippi. Very rare are Leech & Ridgon with fully etched blades such as this. Recent information has shown that Jacob Faser was working in Columbus, Mississippi in this time frame and no doubt was the finest etcher and sword detailer in the Confederacy. Most of the handful of fully etched Leech & Ridgon swords seem to be generated in this time frame in Columbus, Mississippi. This sword in our opinion is the finest example of a Leech & Ridgon foot officer’s sword known, especially with such provenance and condition. PROVENANCE: Lt. E.A. Portis, John Hammer, James C. Harris. CONDITION: Fine overall, 29″ blade is gray/white overall, retaining much of its orig luster with scattered areas of staining. 16″ etched floral patterns contain a 5″ panel “LIEUt. ERNEST PORTIS 42 ALA. REGT”. Brass hilt, scabbard mounts retain a smooth well patina surface. Leather grip is complete with most of its orig luster. Twisted brass wire wrap is also complete and tight. Scabbard body is sound and solid though ring mounts are all loose from apparent shrinkage of orig leather scabbard. Scabbard mounts have a classic pedestal ring mount and scalloped edges unique to this manufacturer. 8-76342 JS15 (40,000-60,000)


RARE AND UNIQUE CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD, GOODY & JONES. Little is known about the firm of Goody & Jones of London, however London newspaper advertisements do show advertisements by Goody & Jones of 40 Pall Mall offering military goods including Confederate uniforms and regalia. These ads appear early in the war, in 1862. This is the only surviving or known sword by this retailer and may have been their sale sample as it is so spectacular. The iron basket hilt incorporates a 1-3/4″ high Confederate drooped wing eagle with “CSA” engraved on its breast surmounted below a ribbon of 11 stars, representing the 11 Confederate states. The 32″ straight blade is intricately etched with floral and geometrical motifs with a central panel on either side of a Confederate battle flag attached on a flag pole. The grip is covered with sharkskin with the highest grade triple silver wire wrap. The entire hilt, backstrap and scabbard are silver-plated. This is a truly wonderful unique and high conditioned Confederate officer’s sword that would grace the finest institutional or collection display. PROVENANCE: C.A. Huey, private Southern collection CONDITION: The blade is in excellent condition, retaining most all of its orig luster and polish. The orig protective washer is intact and the pristine silver-plated surface is visible where this washer lifts up. The balance of plating on hilt and scabbard has a mottled and eroded look due to rust and pitting beneath the silver. Sharkskin grip is complete as is the silver twisted wire. 8-76344 JS12 (25,000-35,000)


VERY RARE SHARP & HAMILTON, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE MARKED CAVALRY SWORD. There are few cavalry sabers by this maker that are this nice. There are probably less then 10 examples of this marked sword and this by far has the best markings we have seen. The massive blade, just over 36″, is marked on the ricasso on opposite sides, “SHARP & HAMILTON” and “NASHVILLE, TENN” in raised relief cartouches. The grip is carved wood with brown leather and twisted copper wire. Grip is bound by an iron backstrap with an iron ferrule and bird’s head pommel. The cast brass guard is unique to this pattern. This company is much better known for their manufacture of Nashville Plow Works Sabers. This is probably the finest example known of this rare sword and is in beautiful untouched condition. PROVENANCE: James c. Harris CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Markings are crisp, as can be seen in photos. Hilt is smooth overall with scattered dings, dents and scratches with mustard color patina to brass. Accompanying scabbard is of type made in Columbus, Georgia but are often seen on Nashville products and most likely were contracted as such. Scabbard is missing its soldered collar and leather protective washer. Sword tip now protrudes slightly due to this lack of 1/4″ spacing. Scabbard fits well with scattered staining and pitting. 8-76340 JS10 (20,000-25,000)


JAMES CONNING CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SWORD OF LIEUTENANT R.M. ROGERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES REVENUE MARINE SERVICE. Not only is this among the finest James Conning, Mobile, Alabama, made foot officer’s sword but it is also the only known presentation to a Confederate in the Revenue Marines. Lt. Rogers came from a long line of naval officers and Marines; his father William Rogers had served with Stephen Decatur on the “Enterprise” and the “Intrepid” during the War of 1812 and had been at Tripoli during the Barbary Coast War in 1804. His younger brother William F. Rogers was a U.S. Revenue Marine and later Confederate Revenue Marine. 3rd Lt Robert M. Rogers received his commission in the Confederate States Revenue Marines May 4, 1861 by order of Stephen Mallory, Secretary of the Confederate Navy. Lt. Rogers was immediately ordered to the CSS Revenue Cutter “Morgan”, then stationed at Mobile, Alabama. Rogers performed his duty with efficiency, protecting Confederate assets in Mobile Bay. In December of 1861 Lt. Rogers took command of the Schooner “Clair”. He transversed the Union blockade and on Feb 13, 1862 he arrived back in Mobile with a cargo of gun powder and other valuable ordnance. Within a month after his daring blockade run, Rogers was given command of the CSS gunboat “Bradford” in Pensacola, Florida and again ran the blockade from Pensacola back to Mobile. In July 1862 Rogers was ordered to Choctow Bluff, Alabama to train the men of the 36th Alabama in the use of coastal artillery guns. On August 19, 1862 Rogers was assigned to the staff of General Frank Gardner, then located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, preparing for the imminent invasion of Kentucky with Braxton Bragg. Here Rogers was in charge of ordnance. It was in this capacity that he saw active service throughout the ill fated Kentucky campaign, where according to General Gardner he served with “zeal and energy” On October 1st, in recognition for his outstanding performance and attention to duty, General Gardner recommended that Rogers be promoted to 1st Lt. of Artillery. General Gardner, in April 1863, requested Lt. Rogers be made Captain of Artillery. “Interesting note on the history of this sword is that it did not descend in the family of Lt. Rogers but in the family of Confederate Major James W. Spratley of Mobile. An examination of Major Spratley’s military career and background show a close relationship to that of Captain Rogers. Rogers first met Spratley on August 19 when he was transferred to General Gardner’s staff where Spratley was also on the staff. In April 1863 Rogers was ordered to Richmond, Virginia for a meeting with the War Department and perhaps visit the family of his friend Major Spratley who lived in nearby Smithfield, Virginia. In anticipation of the long, tiresome and rather difficult journey laying ahead and his inevitable return, Rogers took only the absolute essentials to make traveling as light as possible, leaving the major portion of his baggage, including his sword, with Spratley, his friend and compatriot in arms. History, of course, took a fateful hand in the sequence of events that follow and Rogers was never to see Spratley and his sword again”. Spratley lived in Mobile until his death in 1912. Rogers post war residence and career remains a mystery as his life is not known after his parole on May 22, 1865 as Captain and Assistance Ordnance Officer for the State of Alabama. This most historical sword is described in detail on page 32 in William Albaugh’s “Confederate Edged Weapons”. Albaugh states: “This weapon was once owned by Major J. W. Spratley…on the staff of General Gardner, CSA and used at the siege of Ft. Hudson after the original owner Rogers had been killed.” There are several hundreds pages of correspondence and notes concerning the history and provenance on this sword, but we cannot find any mention of Rogers’ death. Rogers is also mentioned in the 1978 publication by Ralph W. Donnelly “History of the Confederate States Marine Corps”. PROVENANCE: Captain Robert M. Rogers; Major James Walter Spratley; Walter W. Stephen (great-grandson); William Albaugh; James C. Harris; private Southern collection. CONDITION: 29-3/4″ blade is gray/bright with scattered areas of staining and pitting. The leather grip wrap is complete. The twisted brass wire is complete and tight though there is an apparent (war time?) repair and replacement of a finer twisted brass wire. Patina to brass hilt, pommel and scabbard mounts is present with scattered scratches, small dings and dents, especially in the drag. Small traces of orig gold wash is visible on hilt, pommel and top mount and also present on snap ring from sword belt still attached to top notch. SN “204” are well struck and discernible on all 3 scabbard mounts and hilt. Leather scabbard body is sound and solid with scattered cracks, scuffs and scrapes. 8-76338 JS17 (30,000-40,000)


RARE CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD, L. HAIMAN, COLUMBUS, GEORGIA. Louis Haiman of Columbus, Georgia, was one of the largest Confederate sword manufacturers making many enlisted fighting swords. Officer’s swords are, however, scarce and this particular type with silver “CSA” letters cast into turn-down guard is quite rare with few examples known. Blade measures 30″ with large etched panels, including two mythical birds on either side of a shield containing “CS”. Blade is etched in a 2-1/2″ panel “L. HAIMAN & BROTHER / MANUFACTURERS COLUMBUS GA”. The grip is wrapped with patent leather with ornate double ply strand of twisted wire. The guard is beautifully gilded, highlighting applied silver “CSA” letters. The brass mounted metal scabbard is correct and orig and has a unique collared throat seen by this manufacturer. This particular pattern is thought to be the most beautiful and ornate of Confederate swords by many collectors and rarely offered. PROVENANCE: Texas family – 1980’s, private southern collection. CONDITION: Blade is gray/white with scattered staining and pitting and old cleaning. Panels are deeply etched and easily discerned. Leather grip is complete, as is twisted wire wrap. Hilt retains 60-70% of its original gold gilt. The name “Cody” is prominently scratched at bottom of guard, which probably represented the original owner’s name. The scabbard has scattered areas of staining and pitting. Scabbard body, which is unique to Haiman products, is lap seamed and soldered. There is a minor thin separation in seam between top mounts. Mounts retain small traces of gold plating where not cleaned with scattered dings and dents especially in drag. 8-76345 JS9 (45,000-65,000)


LEECH & RIDGON “FLOATING CS” OFFICER’S SWORD, CAPTAIN J.L. MADDEN, 32ND MISSISSIPPI INFANTRY. This is possibly the finest example known of a complete and identified sword of this type of which there are probably less than 20 specimens known. This particular pattern is found with SN or assembly numbers. This particular specimen is numbered “307” on the blade, each of the three scabbard mounts and both ring mounts. Sword is in beautiful and complete condition with a bright blade, good complete grip and fine patina to hilt and scabbard mounts. The sword is accompanied by a large folio of historical data including copies of old family photographs and affidavit from Madden’s granddaughter stating provenance. Captain Joshua L. Madden was a member of Company D 32nd Mississippi Infantry. Madden was appointed Lieutenant April 2, 1862. He was captured in early action in Kentucky in 1862. Was later exchanged in December 1862 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was promoted from 2nd to 1st Lieutenant in May 1863, where he is shown as Commander of his company. Lt. Madden was wounded at the Battle of Peachtree Creek near Atlanta, Ga, in July 1864. He was promoted to Captain July 26. He was badly wounded November 30, 1864 at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee by a “conical ball”. On December 1st, in Nashville, his left leg was amputated due to wound received at Franklin. He was then captured and sent to U.S. hospital in Nashville. Madden was then sent to military prison in Louisville and then to Camp Chase Ohio and finally exchanged near war’s end on March 18, 1865. Madden was now at Stuart Hospital in Richmond, Va. Madden was sent home March 29, 1865, just 10 days prior to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Madden, with his sword, in defense of his homeland participated in major battles in the Western theater of the war, including Perryville, Kentucky; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Chickamauga; Missionary Ridge; the battles for Atlanta; and finally Franklin, Tennessee. During the war he was wounded twice, taken prisoner twice, and was promoted twice. This is possibly the finest example of such a well identified and provenanced sword of this pattern. PROVENANCE: Captain Joshua L. Madden, Vernita Madden Swizer, Sally Dabbs (granddaughter), James C. Harris, private Southern collection. CONDITION: 32″ blade is white/bright with areas of old cleaning, staining and pitting. Brass hilt, pommel and scabbard mounts retain good mustard/yellow patinas. Leather grip is 90% intact with wear with wood showing where worn at high areas. Wood is dark in these areas and matches leather well. Orig twisted wire wrap is complete and tight. Leather scabbard is sound and solid with numerous areas of crazing, flaking and cracking and added black coloration in some areas. Middle mount and throat are both loose. 8-76343 JS16 (27,500-32,500)


RARE AND FINE “HAYDEN & WHILDEN” CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER. This is no doubt the finest example of this very rare sword with no more than 3 or 4 examples known. This specimen has a perfect brass scabbard, beautiful well marked blade and a perfect grip. PROVENANCE: Norm Flayderman; private Southern collection. CONDITION: 31″ blade is 1-1/4″ wide and almost 3/8″ thick. It is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Maker’s mark “HAYDEN & WHILDEN, CHARLESTON” is well struck. This marking is actually an agent mark for Thomas, Griswold & Co. New Orleans who made this sword for this Charleston merchant. Sword retains its orig protective washer. Leather grip is complete, still showing some of its orig luster with a few small chips and separation where overlapped. Pommel and hilt exhibit good patina with scattered dark staining. Brass scabbard is well patinaed with high copper body, connecting rings and collar exhibiting red/brown patina. Ring bands and drag have a more yellow/mustard color that closely match hilt and pommel. 8-76339 JS24 (20,000-30,000)


CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD. This is no doubt one of the finest examples of probably the singularly most popular of all Confederate officer’s swords. These swords, made in Kenansville, NC and Columbia, SC, exhibit a large “CSA” cast as an integral part of the hilt. This particular sword is the variety with no cut-out above the “C” and the slightly taller and thinner ferrule and pommel, which is thought to be a product of B. Douglas of Columbia, SC., though the scabbard is SN XII and painted like products of Louis Froelich of Kenansville, NC. Regardless who made this sword, it has always been together and has identical patina and traces of identical gilting on both hilt and scabbard mounts. This is by far the single finest example we have ever cataloged or seen offered. PROVENANCE: Private southern collection. CONDITION: 31-3/4″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. The brass hilt and scabbard mounts are smooth with minor scratching and staining. The brown leather grip is complete, retaining most of its orig polish, though scuffed at about 20% of its high spots. Single iron wire wrap is also complete & tight. Brass mounts and hilt retain strong traces of gilting, which has not been noted on this pattern before. It is possible all were lightly gold washed but few retain traces like here. Scabbard body also retains 90% of its orig red/brown painted finish, though chipping and pitting, especially near drag. 4-46529 JS11 (20,000-25,000)


FINE CONFEDERATE COLLEGE HILL STAFF OFFICER’S SWORD. This is a very rare fine conditioned complete example of a sword which there are probably only a handful of complete examples known. This sword exhibits a 29″ pen-knife style blade, unique to this Nashville, TN manufacturer. Blade is etched in 20″ panels including a 3″ panel with “CSA” and a panel with a Confederate flag on staff. The hilt exhibits a large “CSA” cast into bottom of its branched guard. The knuckle bow enters the pommel near its base, a College Hill feature, as is the throat’s ring mount being attached at base of throat. Leather grip is complete, still retaining much of its orig luster and its orig twisted brass wire. Scabbard is complete and as fine as we have ever seen in this pattern. PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection CONDITION: Very good overall. Grip is complete. Wire is complete though slightly loose. Blade is white/bright with etched panels on obverse being 80% discernible and reverse only 50% discernible. Blade overall has been cleaned with areas of staining and pitting with several small nicks in cutting edge. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts have been cleaned and varnished, retaining nice yellow patina with scattered staining throughout. Scabbard body is sound and solid and supple. 4-46530 JS14 (27,500-35,000)


FINE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD BY DUFILHO, NEW ORLEANS. This is the finest standard model Dufilho foot sword we have ever seen. The blade is bright with crisp maker’s mark. Sword has perfect grip and complete solid scabbard with matching patina throughout. Dufilho is a very rare New Orleans maker with few maker marked swords known and this one would be difficult to ever upgrade. CONDITION: 30″ blade is white/gray overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Maker’s mark “DUFILHO/N ORLEANS” is stamped on ricasso about 1″ from hilt. Sword retains its orig buff leather washer. The scabbard is wood covered by leather with fluted brass mounts which are distinct Dufilho features. The grip is carved wood covered completely with leather which still retains much of its shine though there is crazing and wear to high areas. Tiny twisted wire wrap is complete and tight. Brass hilt, pommel and scabbard mounts have rich patinas with varying tones of chocolate and mustard. Traces of gold gilt are seen in protected areas of hilt and sword mounts. Leather covering to scabbard is complete and intact. There is some minor separation at seams. Much of the surface is flaked and scuffed but is intact and solid. 4-46533 JS20 (14,000-18,000)


FINE “AS FOUND” NEW ORLEANS MADE CONFEDERATE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. This is a fine foot officer’s sword with a good bright blade still retaining much of its orig gilting to hilt and pommel. Grip is nearly complete with twisted wire wrap. Sword most likely is made by Dufilho and has all the normally associated features including split pommel casting marks, bulbous undecorated quillon and wide 1-1/4″ blade that is 1/4″ thick. Sword still retains its orig red felt protective washer, typical of New Orleans and Dufilho. There is a scabbard accompanying the sword which fits the sword well and protects its bright lustrous blade. CONDITION: Blade is white/bright with scattered staining, rust and pitting. Leather grip is 80-90% intact with much of its orig brown polish though chipped and worn in high areas and near base, which can be seen in photos. Two strands of orig wire are present under pommel, additional thinner twisted copper wire was later used and is complete though loose. Hilt and pommel have good patina with about 50% of the orig gilt still present. Accompanying scabbard, that is brass mounted, is not Confederate but fits sword well and is solid though coming unsewn. Scabbard is most likely a more modern manufacture and is only included to protect the all orig sword blade. 4-46517 JS21 (3,000-4,000)


CONFEDERATE DUFILHO FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. This is an honest example of a maker marked New Orleans Confederate sword marked on blade “DUFILHO / N.ORLEANS”. The sword just came in to this auction from a local estate where it was most likely a Union souvenir brought back from the war. The sword is in “as found” condition with classic New Orleans features of unstopped fuller blade, bulbous plain quillon and split pommel construction. Though this sword lacks scabbard and wire wrap is only partially intact, it has a nice clear mark and good patina throughout. CONDITION: 30-1/2″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Maker’s mark is well struck and discernible as can be seen in pictures. Standard floral decorated hilt and florally decorated pommel have yellow patina and two tool marks on either side of pommel. Sword is missing its protective washer but is still tight due to repeening of pommel tang as can be seen in pictures. The tool marks on either side of pommel are probably from vice when it was tightened and repeened.` 4-46776 JS132 (4,000-6,000)


RARE AND FINE CONFEDERATE “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. This is only complete example known of this pattern made by Nashville Plow Works. This sword has 30” unstopped fullered blade with unique laurel leaf decoration etched for 2/3 length of blade along cutting edge. Identical etched patterns are seen on at least two standard maker marked Nashville Plow cavalry sabers. Other Nashville Plow Works features include the “tiny” twisted copper wire grip wrap, placement for grip ferrule, unique Nashville Plow scabbard with beveled brass drag and brass “canoe” shaped throat. Scabbard also has same japanned finish and retains most of its color. This sword is in wonderful “as found” condition found by Antique’s Road Show appraiser direct from family descent about 10 years ago. CONDITION: Very good overall, blade is gray with old cleaning with scattered staining and pitting. Etched 20” panels are 80-90% discernible on both sides of blade. Grip retains about 90% of its original leather grip wrap being worn at high areas and overall scuffed as seen in photos; three strands of wire wrap under pommel, remainder missing as is the ferrule once at base of grip. Scabbard is fine retaining most of its original black japanning, sound, solid with scattered areas of pitting. Brass scabbard mounts, hilt and pommel are overall smooth with chocolate/red patinas. 4-46983 JS111 (8,000-12,000)


CONFEDERATE E.J. JOHNSTON FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD IN ORIGINAL SCABBARD. This is a nice example of a scarce E.J. Johnston Macon, Georgia made sword with its very scarce orig Georgia style scabbard with small ring mounts. This sword and scabbard have all the E.J. Johnston characteristics associated with this manufacturer. They include polished wood grip and large square ricasso with stopped fuller. Scabbard is back sewn with typical small thin ring mounts seen on Macon and Columbus made swords. This is a nice complete example of a scarce sword that is rarely seen with orig scabbard. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: 30″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Brass hilt and pommel have good chocolate colored patina. Wood grip is sound and solid, retaining some of its orig shine and traces of its orig black coloration under the orig twisted wire, which is now slightly loose but complete. Grip has one 1/4″ x 1/2″ chip at base. Accompanying scabbard is sound and solid but 3/8″ too short for sword. This is possibly due from shrinkage or scabbard, which is orig and correct for this sword, could have been added as the brass mounts have rich untouched patina as does the hilt, but have a different color, as can be seen in photos, with more of a chocolate/red coloration. Scabbard body is sound and solid with most of its surface being crazed, cracking and mottled. 4-46647 JS32 (7,000-9,000)


CONFEDERATE NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS CAVALRY SABER. This is a nice example of a very popular Confederate sword with “CSA” cast into bottom of guard. This particular example is the variation that has iron instead of brass backstrap and ferrule. William Albaugh attributes these swords to College Hill Armory which was another Nashville sword manufacturer. Albaugh believes these to be by this maker due to the fact that the maker’s mark “NASHVILLE PLOW WORKS” is filled in and appears as a ribbon in this particular variation. Regardless of maker, this popular Nashville made sword is a good example with orig grip and accompanying Confederate made scabbard that would display well in any collection. PROVENANCE: Fred & Nancy Edmunds CONDITION: 36″ blade is smooth and brown with scattered areas of pitting, old sharpening and numerous small nicks in cutting edge. Blade appears to have old cleaning and been chemically “browned”. Blade is missing its protective washer such that guard has about a 1/16″ gap between guard and grip ferrule. Carved wood grip retains about 40% of its orig leather grip which is now dry, flaking and worn, especially at high areas. Thin twisted brass wire appears orig though is slightly loose. Brass hilt exhibits mustard/bronze patina with scattered areas of staining. Iron backstrap and ferrule are smooth and brown with staining and pitting. Accompanying scabbard is Confederate but not a product normally seen with this maker. Scabbard is most likely a product of the Confederate States Armory in Kenansville, N.C. Scabbard is sound and solid with good mustard colored patina to brass ring mounts. Scabbard body retains some orig red/brown paint though overall rusted and pitted with one large dent about 6″ below middle mount. Brass drag is a replacement, orig scabbard would have had an iron blade. 4-46651 JS29 (7,000-9,000)


CONFEDERATE THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO. NEW ORLEANS MADE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER. This is a fine example of the popular New Orleans made cavalry saber, full firm marked “THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO / NEW ORLEANS”. Thomas Griswold is best known for their solid brass scabbards and this example is in excellent condition with fine patina, as can be seen in photos. This popular sword was envied by officers, both North and South, during the Civil War. There are several known examples inscribed to Confederate Generals and at least one captured and carried by Union General Brigade Commander Marcellus Crocker from Iowa. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: 35″ blade is gray/white, still retaining some orig tool marks with scattered staining and pitting. Maker’s mark is all discernible, as can be seen in photos. Orig protective washer is missing and a loose fitting replacement has been added, which does not help tighten hilt which is loose. There is some old “pounding” on tang to help tighten sword, as can be seen in photos. This did not remedy the play and looseness of the hilt from side to side. Brass hilt, pommel and scabbard have patinaes ranging from chocolate, mustard to yellow with scattered staining and pitting, especially near drag. There are some minor scattered scratches and scuffs also on brass, especially on reverse of knucklebow. Grip retains its orig leather, being about 70% intact with reductions at high areas. Orig twisted brass wire is intact and tight. 4-46650 JS30 (8,000-12,000)


CAVALRY SABER WITH PURPORTED WASHINGTON ARTILLERY HISTORY. This saber is a model 1860 German import by “HENRY BOKER, SOLINGEN”. This sword is in nice “as found” condition with good patina and the name finely engraved on throat “W.H. WEST” in Old English script, as can be seen in photos. This sword was sold in a 1998 New Hampshire auction identified to “Confederate Artillery Sergeant William H. West”. The records accompanying sword further state that Sergeant West was killed on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Marye’s Height at Battle of Fredericksburg, VA. Louisiana’s Washington artillery were among the most famous and renowned Confederate artillery units. We find no direct provenance from auction as to identification. A quick search of Civil War databases produce several W. H. West, both U.S. and Confederate in various cavalry units, so we cannot warranty ID. CONDITION: Very good overall. 34-1/2″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining. Grip is mostly intact, containing 95% of its orig leather and all of its tight wire wrap. Brass hilt and pommel have yellow/mustard patina. Scabbard is solid and smooth overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting under old hard metal plating. 4-46071 JS39 (2,000-3,000)


CONFEDERATE THOMAS, GRISWOLD NEW ORLEANS MADE ARTILLERY OFFICER’S SABER. This is a nice example of a full firm marked “THOMAS, GRISWOLD & CO / NEW ORLEANS” brass scabbarded artillery officer’s saber. This sword appears orig, authentic and complete throughout with a great complete grip and a well struck full firm marking. CONDITION: 31-1/2″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Maker’s mark is well struck and complete, as can be seen in photos, though a few letters in “THOMAS” have slight reductions, as can be seen in photos. Leather grip is 95% intact with several chips and wear to high areas. Twisted brass wire is complete, tight and intact. Hilt and pommel show old cleaning, turning to a yellow/bronze patina with numerous small scrapes, scratches and staining. Scabbard is sound and solid with several large flat bends and several smaller dents with numerous small scrapes and scratches under a light chocolate/bronze patina. 4-46649 JS31 (6,000-8,000)


VARIANT CONFEDERATE STATES ARMORY CAVALRY SABER, KENANSVILLE, NC. This is a nice example of a cavalry saber, no doubt by Louis Froelich at either his Wilmington or Kenansville, NC armory. Louis Froelich was one of the top two providers of Confederate enlisted swords during the Civil War. There are many variants that we believe to be his product, but this is the first “as found” example of this particular “heavy” cavalry saber. Confederate States Armory products most often have distinctive flat pommel and “lozenge” shaped guard with flat branches with Roman numeral assembly numbers stamped on guard and scabbard. This variant exhibits same “lozenge” shape guard, typical Froelich grip with single brass wire and matching Roman numerals cut into guard and throat of the typical scabbard found with known Kenansville products. This variant is not pictured in the text by John McAden and Chris Fonville “Louis Froelich, ARMS MAKERS TO THE CONFEDERACY”. For whatever reason, few of these swords were made as this is the first complete example we have seen. This sword was just consigned from a Maine Estate and has remnants of gold paint where it must have been a Union trophy carried home and displayed. CONDITION: The massive 35″ blade is 1-1/4″ wide being gray overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Protective washer is missing causing slight looseness to guard. Typical 1840 style hilt and pommel has distinctive Froelich “lozenge” shape to guard but pommel and branches are pure 1840, though heavier and cruder. Hilt and pommel exhibit chocolate colored patina with casting flaws present in guard and pommel under remnants of gold paint as can be seen in photos. Carved wood grip retains about 90% of its leather covering and single copper wire wrap is complete and tight. There is about a 1/4″ chip of wood still attached at top of grip at knucklebow. Scabbard is standard Froelich manufacture being lap-seamed and braised with red/brown finish applied which is still visible in many areas where old gold paint is chipped and worn. Scabbard is sound and solid with several dents with rust and pitting especially near drag. Iron drag blade is dark with remnants of gold paint being pitted overall. Brass ring bands and throat have same chocolate colored patina as hilt. 4-46963 JS106 (3,000-5,000)


CONFEDERATE BOYLE & GAMBLE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD IN ORIGINAL SCABBARD. This is a nice example of a Boyle & Gamble foot officer’s sword that appears all orig, authentic and complete. This sword has pleasant patina to brass and a fine classic Boyle & Gamble blade that the Boyle & Gamble fault is barely discernible due to nice condition of blade. Grip is complete with good twisted wire. Scabbard is complete with brass mounts with matching patina to hilt. Pommel exhibits ivy leaf decoration which is much scarcer than the normal laurel leaf. This is a fine “as found” complete example of the popular Boyle & Gamble foot officer’s sword made in Richmond, Va. PROVENANCE: Fred & Nancy Edmunds CONDITION: 29-1/4″ blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting, especially near tip. There are several small nicks in cutting edge in last 12″ of blade. Protective washer is replaced. Leather grip is complete with wear and a few minor chips to high areas. Twisted brass wire is complete and tight. Brass hilt, pommel and scabbard mounts exhibit yellow/mustard patina with scattered small scratches, dents and dings. There is an assembly number “4” stamped on bottom of hilt. Scabbard mounts are pinned, which is correct for Boyle & Gamble, top mounts have single incised perimeter lines where the drag has 2 incised lines. Even with different decorated perimeter lines, drag could still be orig though patina is slightly different. Drag’s pin is missing. Scabbard has shrunk about 1/2″ and when blade is pushed into scabbard, scabbard is pushed down about 1/2″ from where orig pinned. Scabbard body is sound and solid, correctly sewn and glued, with crazing, flaking and cracking and apparent re-dying of its black color. 4-46652 JS28 (6,000-8,000)


CONFEDERATE BOYLE & GAMBLE FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD. This is a nice example of a Boyle & Gamble foot officer’s sword with the less common ivy leaf decoration in pommel cap. Sword exhibits typical Boyle & Gamble feature of dyed white leather where the brown dye has worn through showing orig white color of leather. This sword also retains its orig single brass wire grip wrap. The typical Boyle & Gamble unstopped fuller blade is in excellent condition showing a lot of its shine with the typical “blacksmith weld” or fault as is commonly referred in the literature barely visible. Typically blade with more oxidation really show this fault. This is a great example that you have to look closely to see the fault because the blade is so bright. The accompanying scabbard is in excellent condition and fits sword well. It is probably not Confederate but the mounts emulate other B & G products and the scabbard is sewn and glued, also a B & G characteristic. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. 29-1/2″ blade is white/gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Point appears resharpened. A new protective washer has been added. Leather grip is mostly intact with 1/4″ x 1/4″ chips at base, retaining orig tightly wrapped brass wire. Hilt, pommel and scabbard mounts retain a matching yellow patina. Scabbard body is in very good solid condition, retaining much of its orig brown/black color, worn in high areas. Screwed brass mounts are tight and well held in place with scattered dings, dents and scratches with a little extra erosion on back side of drag. 4-46648 JS25 (4,000-6,000)


MASSIVE CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE. This wonderful knife, which measures just over 2′ overall, was one of Fred Edmunds’ favorite knives and one of his early acquisitions which he always loved and displayed. The blade, which is over 19″ long and 2-1/16″ wide, is double edged with a central ridge, being well made and in wonderful condition. Iron crossguard is lozenge shaped, being 4-1/2″ x 2″. Wood grip is most unusual in that it flares from the center somewhat like an hourglass from a central diameter of 1-1/4″ x 1″ to 1-3/4″ x 1/3/8″at top and bottom. Grip is carved such that it fits the hand well. Grip is held in place by about a 1″ x 3/4″ diamond shaped washer with tang peened and well finished, as can be seen in photos. There are other nearly identical examples of this knife known, but no attribution to this Confederate maker is known. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Blade is gray/brown overall with areas of old sharpening, scattered stains and scratches. Point is slightly bent and dented. Blade and crossguard have similar surfaces with old cleaning, scratches and stains. Grip is sound and solid though there are several long cracks which are present on one side almost the entire length of the 5″ grip. 4-46645 JS34 (4,000-6,000)


CONFEDERATE BOWIE KNIFE. This is a large classic Confederate bowie knife with double edged blade made from a file. Blade, which measures 13-1/4″, is over 1-1/2″ wide and very thick at its ricasso. This knife, which measures almost 19″ overall, has a 5-3/4″ concentric carved grip which possibly originated as the original tool handle to this file. A 5″ x 2″ diamond shaped crossguard with a slight “S” curve protects the hand from the blade. This classic knife is from the renowned collection of Fred and Nancy Edmunds and is accompanied by a brown leather scabbard with crosshatched design being sewn with rawhide that is a little too long for knife but displays well with it. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Blade is gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. There are a few small nicks in cutting edge which is still very sharp. Crossguard has similar color and patina to blade. Grip is sound and solid with several long hairline cracks. Grip is held in place with a small 3/8″ copper washer, holding peened top of tang Scabbard is sound and solid with flaking, chipping and wear area near tip. 4-46646 JS33 (2,000-4,000)


RARE BOYLE & GAMBLE, RICHMOND, VA SABER BAYONET IN ORIGINAL SCABBARD. These bayonets rarely are found in such high condition and almost never with their orig scabbards. This example exhibits a 20-1/2″ blade with unstopped fuller. The blade is in excellent condition still showing orig tool marks. The brass hilt is also in excellent condition with fine patina exhibiting its orig spring and locking mechanism. Serial number “61” is stamped next to pommel slot. These bayonets were hollow cast and often the concentric ring grip is dented and even crushed. This specimen is perfect. The bayonet’s accompanying orig Boyle & Gamble scabbard mounts are pinned to the leather body which is correctly top sewn and glued, a feature not often seen by other Confederate manufacturers. You will have a hard time ever upgrading this rare Confederate bayonet and orig scabbard. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Blade is gray/bright with light scattered staining and pitting. Brass hilt and scabbard mounts exhibit good patina with scattered dings, scrapes, scratches and nicks. Scabbard has shrunk with age such that there is a 3/8″ gap between scabbard throat and grip. There is a separation at sewn edge several inches long near drag. Leather scabbard body is quite dry and hard but surfaces appear orig. Frog button is missing from scabbard throat. 4-46653 JS35 (4,000-6,000)


CONFEDERATE CLIP-POINT BOWIE KNIFE, POSSIBLY “COOK & BROTHERS, NEW ORLEANS”. This is a fine conditioned Confederate knife measuring just over 17″ overall with a 12-1/2″ well made blade. Blade has a 4-1/2″ false edge at clip. Shows excellent cutlery skills, including grind and polish as is with other blades by this maker. Many knives by this maker exhibit muzzle rings but this scarce variant had them removed when made. These knives are now thought to be made by Cook in New Orleans based on telegrams written by Confederate General Charles Dahlgren early in the war concerning the manufacture of Bowie knives for attachment to sporting arms. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, blade is gray/bright with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Much of the orig finish and tool marks can still be seen in blade. Rosewood grip exhibits a long hairline crack with scattered dings, dents and scratches. Brass crossguard and pommel have mustard colored patina with scattered dings, dents and scratches. 4-46532 JS2 (2,000-3,000)


CIVIL WAR SIGNED BUCK BROTHERS BOWIE KNIFE WITH RARE AMBROTYPE OF CIVIL WAR SOLDIER WEARING BUCK BROTHERS KNIFE. You are bidding on a beautiful Buck Brothers knife with a 7-3/4″ clip-point blade. Blade is marked “Buck Brothers/Cast Steel”, however the marking is only partially discernible as can be seen in photographs. The blade is in beautiful condition showing much of its orig finish and luster. The accompanying scabbard is tooled leather covered tin, missing its belt loop. The classic Buck Brothers rosewood shaped grip has three German silver studs and German silver ferrule over a 2-1/2″ brass cross guard. The Buck Brothers of Worcester, Mass made some of the best Civil War era fighting knives. Their knives appear of Sheffield style and quality due to the fact that John, Charles and Richard Buck were born and learned their cutlery trade in Sheffield, England before immigrating to America. Accompanying this fine knife is a 1/6 plate ambrotype showing a young recruit with a Mass-style militia buckle and a Buck Brothers knife on his belt. The image has a SMALL halo around edges of matte that protrude into the subject’s face but detail is still good. CONDITION: Knife is excellent and is an outstanding example. 8-87605 JS35 (4,500-7,500)


RARE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE PANOTYPE PHOTOGRAPH OF IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE MARINE. This six plate image measures 3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. Panotypes are images taken on emulsion covered leather. This was a very short lived photograph technique. This is the only panotype known to us of a Confederate, much less an identified Confederate enlisted Marine. “J Washburn, CSN” is inscribed in ink on back of this image. There is a J.S. Washburn who was a resident of Moore County, N.C. and served in the Confederate States Marines. In a Fayetteville Observer Newspaper dated November 24, 1864, Washburn (misspelled Mashburn, see CSN personnel index), states that Washburn arrived in Charleston November 6, 1864 on the CSS “Indian Chief” for further drill and instruction as a Marine; later sent aboard the CSS “Chicora”, Charleston station. CONDITION: Image is fair to good. Details of Washburn’s face are very good as he peers into the camera. Washburn is wearing a dark neckerchief and wood buttons can be discerned on his light colored tunic, as can be seen in photos. There is crazing and cracking in emulsion and some small losses, which can be seen in photos. The accompanying sixth plate case has replaced hinge and brass frame and protector have scattered staining and patina. 8-76335 JS41 (1,500-3,000)


FINE DAGUERREOTYPE OF YOUNG AMERICAN SAILOR. The sixth plate dag measures 3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ and is in crisp fine condition. Sailor is wearing a blue tinted frock and two earrings can clearly be seen with “fluted anchor devices” which appear to be early to mid 19th C. naval buttons. This photograph was resealed by conservator 4-5-93, which is written on seal in back along with the plate mark was “B.H. (eagle)”. The accompanying photographic case also dates about 1850 with a padded red silk pillow protector and paper veneered case which has embossed decoration of flowers in a basket. CONDITION: Very good overall. As described. 8-76334 JS40 (500-1,000)


RARE, UNIQUE & ONLY KNOWN WARTIME PHOTOGRAPH OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER WITH DANCE REVOLVER. This six plate ferrotype (tintype) which shows an enlisted soldier, probably a cavalryman, with sword belt plate being clearly a western style “CS” probably a product of Leech & Ridgon. Stuck in soldier’s belt are two revolvers, one which appears to be possibly a LaFeaucheaux and the other is a Dance where the lack of recoil shields are evident. PROVENANCE: Kevin Hoffman Collection. CONDITION: Overall image is in good to very good condition, tin has several bends and image overall is dark, but pistols and detail of “CS” in buckle is quite clear. 4-46926 (4,500-6,500)


CONFEDERATE DANCE DRAGOON REVOLVER. SN 38. Cal. 44. Of the 350 or so revolvers made by Dance Brothers at Columbia and later Anderson, Texas during the Civil War about 100 survive of which 85 are 44 cal dragoons such as this. This gun conforms to other known models with the distinct round bbl, oct bbl housing and lack of recoil shields. This gun shows honest use and appears orig and complete with exception of one trigger guard screw and repair to trigger bow. SN occur on all major parts including bbl, loading arm, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cyl. Gun was not disassembled to look for other marks. Though there was no SN on wedge it appears orig. This gun is pictured in Gary Wiggin’s “Dance Revolvers” on pages 40 and 41. This is a fine example of a complete early serialized Dance revolver that are becoming very difficult to find. A file of information accompanies this gun. This pistol is pictured on the cover of the 50th anniversary issue of “The Texas Gun Collector” magazine. Accompanying this revolver are 2 original antebellum bill heads from Columbia, TX that would display well with a Dance as no Dance bill heads are known from Columbia, Brazoria Co., TX. Also included are original receipts including original TX Ranger Hall of Fame loan papers and a few old photos of old member of Dance family, Joseph Grey Dance, son of David Dance in 1970. PROVENANCE: Jack Dutton, San Antonio; Dr. Robert Moore; R.E. Neville; Red Jackson (1953); John Lingnau (loaned for many years to Texas Ranger Museum); Kurt House. CONDITION: Very good overall. Iron surfaces are gray overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. There are still sharp edges present at union of bbl housing and bbl. The unique inscribed cyl line at face of cyl is also easily discerned. SN 38 is easily seen on all parts numbered, including brass which has yellow patina from old cleaning and an apparent repair to trigger bow which, according to an Elsie Jackson letter from 1975 (Jackson Arms), “…the trigger guard has a mend, a legitimate one that we believe was made during the time of use. Our shop has now smoothed this repair up a little and it is now hard to see.” 4-45693 JS19 (40,000-60,000)


FINE CONFEDERATE AUGUSTA MACHINE WORKS REVOLVER, SERIAL NUMBER 1, IDENTIFIED TO SURGEON IN FIRST FLORIDA. SN 1. Cal. 36. Full oct bbl measures 7-11/16″. This gun appears in “as found” condition being complete and orig. There is a dovetailed inset front and rear sights, which are in our opinion orig to the gun’s time of use as many Colts are fitted similarly. As with most Augusta’s there are very few marks, some guns being marked only two or three times. This gun, however, is marked with SN or assembly number “1” eight times. This SN “1” is found twice in the grip channels, left side of backstrap, left side of trigger guard, wedge, back of frame, right side of hammer, loading lever and cylinder. The only other 12 stop revolvers made in the Confederacy were made by Rigdon & Ansley in Augusta, Georgia late in the war. These pistols also made in Augusta are very well made and have unique “pinched” grips at the frame, which this gun clearly exhibits along with other Augusta features that can be noted in William Gary’s “Confederate Revolvers”. There is an affidavit and multiple pages of information from the descendent of Dr. Hugh Berkeley which states he saw service in the First Florida Infantry for most of the war. He resigned in mid-1864 after being involved in actions at Perryville, Murphreesboro, Chattanooga and other Tennessee battles. Dr. Berkeley was ruined financially by the Civil War and moved his family to Missouri, where he practiced medicine until his death in 1884. He was buried in DeSoto, Missouri. Accompanying this lot is a small fold-up surgeon’s kit which he probably used after the Civil War while practicing medicine. This is a really fine example of a rare Confederate handgun that there are probably no more than 10 guns of this configuration. PROVENANCE: Dr. High Berkeley, Family descendants, Kent Wall, private southern collection. CONDITION: Metal overall is brown with scattered pitting with tiny traces of blue finish in protected areas. Surfaces are otherwise smooth and edges sharp. Brass has yellow patina. Stocks are sound and solid with over 50% of their orig varnish. There is considerable denting in bottom of butt to stocks and backstrap where gun was apparently used as tack hammer. Mechanically gun functions, though not crisp. 4-46523 JS8 (40,000-60,000)


FINE LEECH & RIGDON CONFEDERATE REVOLVER. SN 1290. Cal. 36. This particular revolver is among the very finest examples of this model known. This gun appears 100% orig and complete with all matching SN, 1290. This gun has all standard features associated with these pistols made in Greenboro, Georgia. Bbl is marked “LEECH & RIGDON CSA” on top bbl flat. There is “S.CA” stamped in bottom of right stock. Cryptic of four dots in a cross is seen on right side of trigger guard. SN are found on all parts normally numbered on this gun, including bbl housing, loading arm, latch, wedge, frame, arbor, cylinder, trigger guard and backstrap. This gun has seen very little use, retaining much of its orig finish, as can be seen in photos. PROVENANCE: Oscar Derrato, 1950, R.E. Neville Burney Crooke, private southern collection. CONDITION: Bbl and cylinder retain about 20% orig blue with remainder being plum/gray with areas of scratching, pitting and scattered dings and dents. Frame shows old scratches from cleaning with small traces of case color, shoulders of frame show casting flaws in back which appear as erosion. Brass has yellow/mustard patina with scattered scratches. Stocks are sound and solid, retaining over 50% orig varnish with “S.CA” marking being well defined. 4-46524 JS3 (40,000-60,000)


SPILLER & BURR REVOLVER WITH RARE FIRM MARKING. SN 136. Cal. 36. This gun exhibits a 7″ full oct bbl and is marked “SPILLER & BURR”. SN 136 is found on bbl, arbor, loading arm, cylinder, twice on frame, trigger guard and stamped inside both stocks. There is a “CS” found on right side of frame. There is a cryptic “E” on frame. PROVENANCE: Morris Cocknell – 1985, Damon Mills – 1995, Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Gun appears very good overall, with SN found with some variation. There appears to be restoration to mechanics as hand spring screw appears new. Metal is gray/brown overall with scattered staining and pitting. Brass exhibits yellow patina with scattered dings and scratches. The “CS” on frame is in a slightly different style than noted on other revolvers we have seen, as is the SN inside trigger guard. Markings are all well struck and discernible. Gun functions mechanically. Trigger guard SN to match rest of gun but has a longer, less triangular rear projection that seats into backstrap. Stocks are sound and solid with numerous dings, dents and scrapes and about 1-1/2″ area eroded near toe of left stock, as can be seen in photo. 4-46526 JS5 (25,000-30,000)


CONFEDERATE FIRST MODEL GRISWOLD REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 551. SN 551. Cal. 36. This is a nice example of an early SN revolver made by Samuel Griswold just outside of Macon Georgia. This gun appears honest and orig with matching SN 551 found on bottom of bbl housing, frame, trigger guard, cylinder and backstrap. Secondary number “11” found on loading arm, bottom of grips and hammer. No further disassembly to find secondary number on small parts but trigger appears orig and is probably also marked. Wedge appears orig to its time of use but has a Colt style SN “0946” but finishing and removal of spring are very reminiscent of excavated Colt wedges found at the Griswoldville site. Cryptic “E” is found on frame. A cryptic “C” is found on trigger guard, backstrap, bottom of bbl and back of cylinder. Good discernible twist is seen in cylinder and bbl. Though this gun saw use it appears all orig and complete, including all of its screws. PROVENANCE: Bob Ragland, Turner Kirkland, Damon Mills, Harry Mark, private southern collection. CONDITION: Good overall, bbl and cylinder are gray/brown overall with staining and pitting. Rifling still very discernible. There is prominent muzzle wear and front brass pin sight is worn almost flat, as can be seen in photos. Cryptic marks on bbl and back of cylinder are particularly well discerned, as are SN. Brass exhibits yellow patina with scattered dings and scratches. Stocks are sound and solid with scattered dings, dents and scratches. All screws appear orig with possible exception of wedge screw and one trigger guard screw. Gun mechanically functional. 4-46527 JS4 (18,000-22,000)


GRISWOLD REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 3581. SN 3581. Cal. 36. This is one of the finest of the very last of the Griswold revolvers. The three or four known guns in the last 50 or so SN, with the highest number being 3606, show unique production and finishing unlike the standard models. Some of the features noted on these last guns are that they lack SN on most parts and have few and mixed internal markings. This example has many markings, including full SN on cylinder that was polished at the factory such that it is just discernible. There is a secondary number “2” found on the trigger guard, backstrap,hammer and top of arbor (this is the only serialized arbor I have ever seen on a Griswold revolver), along with a penciled “2” found inside stocks. The Roman numeral “VI” is found on trigger guard and the Roman numeral “XVX” is found on backstrap along with secondary number “21”. Secondary number “1” is also found on loading assembly. Most unusual is a secondary number “2” found stamped on face of cylinder where markings are not normally found on Griswold. There is a cryptic which appears to be the letter “A” on back of cylinder. There is a partial nondiscernible cryptic stamped on bottom of bbl, where it appears highly polished, like the cylinder, at time of manufacture. There is a cryptic “RR” found on back of frame and a cryptic “I” found on trigger guard. The wedge appears orig though slightly unfinished and unmarked. One of the most unique features of these late guns is an almost apparent silver plate found on the brass. This gun exhibits more of this silver color than the other noted revolvers. The stocks on this gun, like the other few high numbered guns, are varnished and of a better grade of wood seen on standard models. This is a beautiful example of the second highest numbered Griswold gun, in beautiful condition, appearing to be 100% orig, retaining much orig finish. This gun is accompanied by a large portfolio of notes and observations by the renowned Confederate collector Fred Edmunds. PROVENANCE: E. Berkley Bowie, Alan Kelly, Fred & Nancy Edmunds CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, this gun is mechanically sound, apparently seeing very little use with deep crisp rifling. Metal surfaces are mostly smooth and gray/brown with strong traces of blue in protected areas. Gun is mechanically sound. Stocks are sound and solid, retaining 95% orig varnish with scattered scratches and dents. 4-46641 JS6 (18,000-22,000)


RARE SHAWK & McLANAHAN BRASS FRAMED REVOLVER. SN 8. Cal. 36. This rare gun was made in St. Louis, Mo. just prior to the Civil War by Abel Shawk and J.K. McLanahan. About 10 of these unique guns are known. This Navy caliber revolver, with a 7-15/16″ totally round bbl, is based somewhat on Whitney’s design and functions quite well. This gun is discussed and pictured in a recent article by Frank Graves in the January/February 2010 edition of “Gun Report”. This example is complete, all orig and “as found” with most desirable markings “Shawk & McLanahan” and “St. Louis & Carondelet, MO.” This is a great example of Civil War era pistol in the best condition found. CONDITION: Very good overall. Bbl and cylinder are gray/brown with scattered areas of staining and pitting. There is a 1/16″ cut/dent in face of cyl. Traces of orig blue finish are found in protected areas. Brass frame is smooth with mustard colored patina with scattered stains, nicks and scratches. Stocks are sound and solid with traces of orig varnish. SN where found are well struck and discernible. Cones show little wear, rifling is crisp and distinct. Mechanically gun functions well. 4-46525 JS66 (12,000-15,000)


GRISWOLD REVOLVER. SN 2457. Cal. 36. You are bidding on a nice 100% orig Confederate revolver that is listed in William Abaugh’s “Confederate Handguns” on pg 36. Also pictured ASAC article #49, 10-1983 by Bill Gary and Gary’s book, Confederate Revolvers pages 4 & 167. This gun has an overall brown patina. SN 2457 is found on bbl housing, cylinder and frame. The secondary number “27” is found on loading arm, wedge, hammer, trigger and trigger guard. Walnut grips show considerable shrinkage, but this is not unusual for Griswolds. This is your opportunity to buy a nice second model Griswold revolver that presents beautifully. PROVENANCE: Fred Edmunds Collection. Clay Garrison, Bill Gary, Fred & Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Gun overall is in very good condition. Metal overall is smooth with scattered areas of pitting. Gun appears to have been cleaned and color appears refinished. Brass is cleaned and now retains a pleasant mustard color patina over a lightly soiled surface. SN are all crisp and well struck. Mechanically gun functions adequately though sometimes cylinder does not fully turn. Stocks are sound and solid though shrunk, as can be seen in photos. 4-46640 JS7 (16,000-18,000)


UNMARKED COLT/METROPOLITAN STYLE NAVY SIZE PRESENTATION PERCUSSION REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 19 TO “LIEUT. G.N. WILLIAMS FROM CITY OF CANANDAIGUA”. SN 19. Cal. 36. This revolver appears to be a Colt or Metropolitan Navy revolver without bbl or frame markings except the SNs. It has 7-1/2″ oct bbl with brass pin front sight. Rammer appears to be from a Colt ’51 Navy with the rammer pivot screw entering from the right side. The bbl lug rammer screw is replaced with a rivet that appears to have been made from a nail. Frame & hammer appear to be correct for a Colt revolver with silver plated small guard brass trigger guard & backstrap containing a 1-pc walnut grip with matching SN in backstrap channel. Cyl is usual 6-shots without roll marking and only the SN on outer diameter. Five of the six safety pins are serviceable. SNs are found in all of the proper places and are matching except for wedge which is unnumbered. Backstrap is engraved in period script with the presentation “To Lieut. G.N. Williams from the citizens / of Canandaigua Jan. 12th 1862”. Mr. Williams was apparently a banker in Canandaigua and enlisted as a Private on Oct. 10, 1861 and was commissioned into Company K, 98th NY Infantry, promoted to Captain May 22, 1862 and discharged June 2, 1863. CONDITION: Fair, all matching except wedge. No orig finish remains with the bbl a smooth plum/brown patina; rammer & handle are silvered case colors; frame is a silver/gray patina with traces of silvered case colors; cyl is a smooth silver/brown patina; trigger guard retains 50-60% thin silver and the backstrap about 50% thin silver. Grip is sound showing light to moderate wear and retains about 50% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with heavy pitting. 4-46689 JR167 (4,000-7,000)


SCARCE EARLY LONDON LEMAT REVOLVER. SN 179. Cal .46/18ga, 6-3/4″ bbl. This is a scarce early London LeMat. Only a handful of these guns are known. Other examples include serial number “55” which has a London address and serial numbers “6” and “16” are marked “Robert Jones, Liverpool”. This gun has no bbl address and never had one. Each cyl & bbl have the typical Birmingham crossed scepters proof marks found on all London LeMats, including the Tipping & Lawden contract which is in a totally different serial range (8000 – 9000). Different than the Tipping & Lawden contract is that other known London LeMats have the reciprocating pin system of turning & locking the bbl which is seen on the early Paris-made guns; therefore, it is quite possible that this gun and other low-serial numbered English proofed guns were made from surplus Paris parts. The later contract English guns utilized a cog mechanism for locking the cyl. This is a nice gun which appears all orig & complete that was once in the collection of Ted Meredith. The serial number “179” is found on bbl, shotgun bbl, frame, cyl, loading arm, plunger and trigger guard. Other minor parts of the gun were not examined but gun appears to be all orig & complete. PROVENANCE: Ted Meredith CONDITION: Gun is very good overall with metal being smooth & gray/brown with scattered areas of staining & pitting. All serial numbers & proofs are well-defined. Gauge marking “18” is stamped on bottom of shotgun bbl. Checkered stocks are very good & well-fit with scattered scratches & scrapes. Escutcheon screw in stock have been buggered. 4-45809 JS25 (10,000-13,000)


CONFEDERATE TRANSITIONAL LEMAT REVOLVER. SN 805. Cal. 42/18 ga. This is an orig example of an transitional LeMat with mostly first model features other than that placement of the loading assembly on the frame and change of lanyard swivel to solid rnd slot. Most parts of this gun are serial numbered 805. This gun has full oct breech and bbl with bbl address reading “COL. LEMAT Bte s.g.d.g. PARIS”. This gun appears orig and authentic throughout with exception of loading assembly which is so often missing on actually used LeMat revolvers. Some estimates on first and transitional Models surviving with orig loading assemblies may be only 10-20%. This gun conforms to other known examples with spur trigger guard, early reciprocating pin mechanism, 1st Model style lever latch and removable shotgun cyl. This is an honest example of a functional transitional LeMat that most likely saw Confederate service during the Civil War. CONDITION: Metal overall is brown/gray with areas of rust and pitting. There are traces of orig blue finish in protected areas on frame, trigger guard, cyl and bbl. The right ear of hammer is broken off but still retains its origl selector for shotgun cyl which is often missing. The hammer screw appears orig, though buffed and apparently has been repaired as can be seen on repaired escutcheon on opposite side of frame. Loading assembly is closely copied to what originally would’ve been on the gun and has been colored to a light gray/brown which doesn’t really match the color of the gun. Stocks are well fit, sound and solid with good checkering, scattered dings, dents and scratches and one 2″ hairline crack on right side as can be seen in photos. 4-46880 JS166 (6,000-9,000)


RARE CONFEDERATE LEMAT HOLSTER. This rarely encountered Confederate brown leather holster with buckle and strap for closure is one of very few known examples. There is an identical specimen pictured with 1st Model LeMat SN 216 on page 35 of Doug Adams “The Confederate LeMat Revolver”. This holster is in wonderful untouched condition and is among the rarest LeMat accessories and fits a standard Model LeMat well. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Very good overall. Leather is sound and supple, sewn 4″ x 2-1/4″ belt loop along with tab, edging and toe stitching are all sound with just a few loose or broken stitches. Majority of leather surface is brown with crazing and cracking and a dry stained area about 3″ from toe and a 1-1/2″ x 1/2″ gap above toe. There is a partially discernible ink inscription on back of holster near top which is possibly a 3 digit serial number (201?). 4-46643 JS37 (3,000-5,000)


RARE BULLET MOLD FOR CONFEDERATE LEMAT REVOLVER. This is a fine condition brass mold measuring about 7″ overall which has a cavity that produces unique single ring conical ball and two shot for utilization in shotgun bbl. This mold is in excellent condition with unmarked iron sprue cutter still retaining traces of orig blue finish. Brass has excellent patina. An identical example is pictured in Doug Adams “The Confederate LeMat Revolver” on page 52. SIZE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Fine overall. Brass is smooth with yellow patina. Iron pins and sprue cutter are smooth with scattered staining, rust and light pitting with traces of bright blue in protected areas. 4-46644 JS36 (2,000-3,000)


VERY RARE COFER PATENT CARTRIDGE. According to Fred Edmunds’ notes, “there are probably under a dozen of these cartridges presently known, as Cofer went on to develop his production model, which was just a regular percussion handgun, similar to its contemporaries.” Cofer made some of the rarest and most desirable of all Confederate handguns. His standard models were percussion, of which there are only about 12 guns known. This cartridge was made for the even rarer “patented cartridge” gun of which there are only two guns known, SN 1 and SN 7. This cartridge appears identical to one pictured on page 147 of William Gary’s text “Confederate Revolvers”. The cartridge here consists of a brass cylinder that has a flange at the rear which allows it to seat into the cylinder. Behind this flange is inserted a percussion nipple. This is no doubt among the rarest, if not the single rarest, of all Confederate cartridges. PROVENANCE: Fred and Nancy Edmunds. CONDITION: Cartridge, which measures 1-7/8″ overall, consists of a 1-1/4″ flanged brass cartridge with an inserted nipple which is rusted and pitted overall. Brass cartridge exhibits mustard colored patina with scattered staining and numerous tiny “turning” marks. Conical bullet is removable from cartridge, showing the interior of cartridge which would have been filled with powder when used. Lead bullet is black with white oxide, as can be seen in photos. 4-46642 JS38 (1,000-2,000)


HYDE & GOODRICH (NEW ORLEANS) SCOTTISH STYLE ALL METAL PERCUSSION PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 515 Smooth bore. Large German silver framed percussion pistol has 5-1/2″ octagon bbl engraved “Hyde & Goodrich” (well known New Orleans suppliers and importers of luxury goods), and has gold and platinum lines around breech with copper poincon stamped “London”. Flat bodied serpentine scroll engraved hammer mounts to back action lock with plate part of heavy chamfered German silver frame with flared oval butt. Top of lockplate is engraved “Van Wart Son & Co” (supplier to the confederacy). A cap box with hinged iron lid is in butt. A steel belt hook is affixed to left side. Rosewood German silver tipped ramrod is held by two pipes. Frame and lockplate are engraved with large elongated foliate scroll at nearly 60% coverage. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a plum brown patina. Frame is lightly polished with many minor marks and dings. Belt hook is a good looking correct replacement. Mounting screw is new. An interesting pistol with a southern connection. 4-46686 MGM254 (5,000-7,000)


TRANTER PATENT REVOLVER INSCRIBED TO CONFEDERATE “COL. R. L. WALKER”. SN 21192. Cal. 410. 7-5/8″ Bbl. Typical solid frame, double action revolver with checkered walnut grips is unmarked except for British proofs, and the initials “HH” on left front of grip. Frame is double line border engraved with the name “Col. R. L. Walker” engraved on top strap. (Reuben Lindsay Walker, artillery colonel who fought for the confederate states in 63 battles throughout the Civil War, and he was never seriously wounded, although in some very heavy fighting. He was promoted to Brig. Gen. in 1865. After the war he moved to Selma, AL, and returned to VA where he worked as a Civil Engineer). There is no presentation inscription, and it is most likely that this is the sidearm that he carried throughout hostilities. Adams and Tranter revolvers were widely used by the confederacy. PROVENANCE: Wikipedia information on Col. Walker, as well as many copies of after action reports that he filed. CONDITION: Good. Re-barreled, and loading lever altered to fit. Checkering on grips is worn. All metal parts are gray brown patina. Bore is fair. Action needs work. 4-46683 MGM281 (8,000-10,000)


EXCEEDINGLY RARE AND DESIRABLE CONFEDERATE RISING BREECH CARBINE (BILHARZ, HALL & COMPANY). SN 46. One of the great rarities in Confederate arms collecting and one of the most sought after long arms in the arms collecting field is this Rising Breech Carbine. There are only 16 of these guns known and this is among the very best of them. Its origins have long been the subject of much controversy in the Confederate arms collecting field being attributed to a number of Southern armories and manufacturers. Recent research and much study by well known arms scholar Howard Michael Madaus and reported in published works, has shown that this carbine, once attributed to D.C. Hodgkins, is actually the product of the Bilharz, Hall & Company of Pittsylvania Court House, Virginia. This firm also produced a muzzle loading percussion carbine. The identity of die stampings, rifling, and other manufacturing details associated with the muzzle loading carbine and the Rising Breech Carbine have led scholars to this attribution with little dispute. Courthouse records, summarized below, also confirm the attribution of this rare carbine to this Virginia firm. This carbine is in .54 caliber Serial Number 46, and fired a paper cartridge. The breechblock rises vertically when the trigger guard/lever is lowered. Iron mounted on a two-piece walnut stock, the round barrel measures 21” long and is secured by a single flat barrel band. There is a sling ring mounted on the left side of the stock. The serial number appears on the frame, breechblock, inside the lever and on the underside of the butt plate. “CS” is stamped on the breech of the barrel and on the breechblock and the proof mark “P” is found beneath the barrel as well. The front sight is a pinched blade style with a three leaf graduated rear sight. The Bilharz, Hall & Company gun factory was built in what was a tin shop/foundry on Main Street in the Town of Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. According to the deed, its location was in back of the Masonic Lodge Hall some 1400 feet north of the Courthouse on land the partnership purchased of George A. Carter. Candidus Bilharz was the principal in the firm. Bilharz was an immigrant from Baden, Germany who was naturalized in Pittsylvania County in 1859. He was a harness maker, vintner/distiller, miller and mechanic who lived near Tanyard Branch in Chatham. Bilharz was connected to the prominent Bolanz family which emigrated from Baden, Germany also. Bilharz’s partner George Hall was a prominent businessman who owned a small tin shop along with extensive land holdings in the county. Records show him acting in various official capacities on behalf of the county during the Civil War. Col. Coleman D. Bennet was a silent partner in the firm and was presumably its chief benefactor. Bennett was a man of enormous wealth who owned vast tracts of county land plus a whole block of buildings on Main Street in downtown Chatham. Records show that thirty-eight people were employed by the gun works, and those fit for military service were given Confederate draft deferments due to their profession. Some of the names of the employees were as follows: G.C. Haden, A.C. Haden, R.L. Haden, John H. Shelton, Nathaniel Shelton, C.L. Mott, James Motley, B. Riddle, J.D. Reynolds, B. Reynolds, J.T. Abbott, C.P. Oakes, John H. Brown, M.B. Dickson, William Brown, Frank Compton, R.W. Hall, J. Beaver, J.H.C. Hutcherson, and Benjamin Dyer. Ages of the workers ranged from 18 to 40. Job titles included the following: Stocker, Rifling Hand, Polisher, Vice Hand, Band Holder, Helper and Mechanic. The 400 or so firearms of all types produced from August of 1862 through March of 1864 (when operations ceased) were manufactured under contract with the Confederate Ordinance Department. Records also show that the firm purchased thousands of pounds of “skelp iron” from the Confederate government for use in rifle barrels. Interestingly, the company also manufactured 1745 wooden stocks at a dollar each for other rifle factories. These carbines did not receive favorable reports from Confederate ordnance inspectors; nonetheless, they most certainly saw service in the arms strapped South. ONLY 100 of these Rising Breech Carbines are thought to have been produced with only a handful known examples in the collecting world. Here we have a superb opportunity to obtain one of the rarest of Confederate long arms in excellent condition. PROVENANCE: Pictured on page 69 Wm. Albaugh, Confederate Arms CONDITION: Fine overall. All metal surfaces are smooth and gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Bore exhibits good discernible rifling. Markings including proofs “CS/P” and serial numbers are all crisp and easily discerned. The stocks are sound and solid with scattered small dings and nicks. Mechanically sound and functional. 4-46985 JS103 (65,000-85,000)


EXTRAORDINARILY RARE CONFEDERATE ARKADELPHIA RIFLE. SN 5. Cal 577. 32-1/2″ bbl. This is without doubt the rarest Confederate production longarm to ever be sold. This is the only complete specimen of this gun known. We have been able to find a lockplate SN 8 in an Arkansas Museum mounted in a sporting rifle. An excavated lock is also known. John Murphy and Howard Madaus in their definitive text on Confederate longarms, Confederate Rifles and Muskets, state “Rifles were made in Arkadelphia, Arkansas for a short time, and then the equipment and workers moved to Tyler, Texas where the rare Tyler (Texas) ordinance works rifles were produced.” Murphy & Madaus did not know of this “find”. From the Spring 2003 Texas Gun Collector Magazine article which chronicles the “finding” of this rarity by Rick Steed and Jamie Deason: “The rifle is 47-3/4 inches overall with a barrel length of 32-1/2 inches, the first six inches, at the breech, are hex shaped. The sights contist of a simple V notch at the rear located seven inches forward of the tang, and a very simple wedge shaped blade .577 caliber with three lands and grooves. The lock is marked CS 1863/ARKADELPHIA,ARK (as seen in photo); the percussion hammer stamped 5 on the right side, and is affixed by two bolts that screw into the plate. To prevent the lock bolts from compressing the left side of the stock, each has an iron washer, with a single “wing” on the left side, between the bolt head and the stock. The barrel is secured in its channel by a crudely made “Enfield style” iron band that is marked 5 on top and a tang, which along with its screw, is also marked 6. The barrel is marked 5 on the top barrel flat. I suppose this, then, must be rifle serial No. 5. With the exception of one small brass plate at the base of the ramrod channel, all furniture is iron and crudely manufactured. There is no provision for a sling but the trigger guard has one hole (not visible in photograph) that could have supported a swivel. The nose cap is sheet iron. Possibly the strangest component of the rifle is the stock, which has no comb at all. It is very crude and shows several cracks and checks that seem to indicate the wood was not properly cured, probably the result of hurried manufacturing. A local collector has a copy of the record book from the arsenal that lists all workers including three slaves listed as carpenters; perhaps these men carved the stocks for the arsenal. Despite the overall crudeness of the stock it shoulders very well. There are two period repairs to the stock in front and behind the lock on the right side. In both cases small chips broke off and were reattached with small square nails. The history of arms production in Arkadelphia is one of necessity. After initial military setbacks in the Trans-Mississippi, most Arkansas Confederate troops and arms were sent east of the Mississippi. This move forced Trans-Mississippi Confederate authorities to operate almost entirely independently of Richmond. In an attempt to arm and equip an army, weapons, cartridges, percussion caps etc were manufactured in Arkadelphia Arkansas. Production figures and other records are not known at this time, so the exact number of weapons produced is not available. Although very little information exists regarding rifles produced in Arkadelphia, we do know that the advance of Federal forces to Little Rock Arkansas forced authorities to move machinery and personnel to Marshall and Tyler Texas. The records of the Tyler Ordnance Works are more complete and these show that the Tyler works repaired a number of Arkadelphia Rifles. These records help establish the connections between the Arkansas operations and those in Marshall and Tyler Texas.” For the person who wants the single rarest Confederate longarm ever sold, they will have to buy this one because another one is likely never to turn up. CONDITION: This gun is in “as found” condition. Metal is dark and brown/black. Markings are discernible and easy to read on lock, as are scattered serial numbers on other parts. Stock is sound, dark with scattered cracks, scratches, paint splatters. Trigger guard is missing one screw. Stock is missing one band. A brass ramrod pipe has been added to back of ramrod channel for probable continued use after the war. A 5″ x 1/4″ sliver of wood is missing from forestock from bolster forward. 8-76244 JS17 (55,000-75,000)


RARE CONFEDERATE TARPLEY CARBINE. SN 63. Cal. 52. This very rare Confederate carbine was just discovered and makes a total of 21 specimens known and is new to market. This example is orig, complete and authentic in every regard. This is a most interesting gun that it bears a very rare feature of the full firm mark stamped in 3 lines on reverse of buttstock which reads “MANUFACTURED BY / J & F GARRETT & CO / GREENSBORO N.C.” Very few of these guns are marked in the stock, this being only the 4th we are aware of and possibly the only one in private hands. This gun also exhibits battle damage which clearly shows in top of buttstock above the stamped manufacture’s mark is imbedded a small piece of “shrapnel” and a about 1/2″ x 1/2″ impression from another projectile. The small piece of shrapnel (see photos) is still visible in the 3/4″ x 1/2″ impression made in the wood that caused a several inch crack in stock, though it is still quite sound and solid. This gun must has been well cared for to show off this battle damage. (If this gun could only talk and tell us where it received it’s battle wounds.) This early SN carbine, 63, is also marked on the tail of the breech “J.H. TARPLEY’S & / PAT. FEB. 14.1863” Gun is also SN on top of bbl, frame and breech “63”. Gun was not disassembled as gun appears “as found”. Very few Tarpley carbines have come to market in many years and this newly found SN 63 is no doubt the best and most complete example to occur. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. Bore is also dark and pitted but rifling is still deep and quite discernible. Iron surfaces are brown and pitted overall. Brass frame has mustard colored patina with scattered small dings, dents and scratches. Markings, including SN and patent information, are all well struck and easily discerned, as can be seen in photos. Bbl proof “P” is also well struck and discernible. Stock is sound and solid with manufacturer’s mark being well struck and easily read. There are scattered small dings, scratches and two long hairline cracks associated from the shrapnel (close scrutiny of “shrapnel” does not deduce what it is made of. It appears to be stone and not lead or iron; little doubt it is from high impact in “heat of battle” though) damage with about a 1/32″ separation at widest gap while stock remains sound and solid. There are small amounts of a white “concretion” in the deep recesses where projectiles have dented this gun. 4-46846 JS26 (90,000-120,000)


RARE CONFEDERATE 1ST MODEL MORSE CARBINE. SN 149. Cal. 50. Fine example of a scarce 1st Model Morse carbine with solid brass breech door. SN 149 is found inside door and bottom of frame. This gun is similar to other Morse carbines in this configuration being about 40″ overall with 20″ round bbl, fixed rear sight. Exhibits maple stock, and appears all orig and complete. Only about 200 of these scarce 1st Models were made in Greenville, SC. CONDITION: Excellent. Gun retains mellow brass patina on action body and appended metal surface. Wood stock & forend are sound and show a smooth handworn patina with numerous ding & rubs from use. Forestock has a small repair at ramrod ferrule. Hammer has been professionally repaired. Mechanics are fine. 4-45202 JS201 (17,500-22,500)

Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: A client has provided us with additional provenance and information regarding the War records and pension activity of Lt. Andrew Holbrook which will be included with this lot to the buyer.

CAPTURED CONFEDERATE PALMETTO ARMORY RIFLED MUSKET. This is possibly the finest Palmetto musket to ever turn up and no doubt the finest to ever come to auction. This gun is original, complete and in the best condition with matching South Carolina surcharged bayonet and capture plaque which is attached to stock and reads “Palmetto Gun. Taken at the Battle of Coosaw (Coosawhatchie) River, SC. Jan. 1, 1862 by Lieut. Andrew J. Holbrook”. This gun is in “as found” condition with crisp, bright markings in every position that can be found on this scarce South Carolina contracted arm. The man who captured this gun; Andrew Jackson Holbrook was born in Boston, Mass and was commissioned lieutenant in Company E of the 5th Mass Infantry and saw action in the battles of Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsboro among other Carolina campaigns early in war. Regardless of history, this is no doubt the finest untouched Palmetto rifled-musket to ever come to market. CONDITION: The 42″ bbl overall is smooth and gray with areas of staining and pitting. The bore shows discernible thin rifling with apparent little use as there is little pitting at bolster. Only a small percentage of these smooth bore muskets were converted to rifled muskets as is this one, which also entailed the addition of a fixed rear sight, which is present here. The markings on breech of bbl include “S.C.” which is seen only on a small percentage of these arms. “V” over “P” over “Palmetto Tree” are well stamped and discernible as is “Wm. GLAZE & Co.” at breech of bbl which are seen in photographs. There is no bbl date on breech tang, but it is smooth and never had one. Lock is smooth and gray with crisp “Palmetto Armory, S*C” around a bushy Palmetto tree forward of lock and rear of lock is well struck “Columbia/S.C. 1852”. The buttplate is gray with scattered scratches, scuffs and dings, scattered staining and pitting and exhibits a deeply struck “SC” surcharge. There is a 1/4″ hole drilled in the middle of the back of this buttplate which is about 1″ deep and threaded for a screw for unknown purpose. Ramrod is smooth and gray with scattered staining and is cupped at end for rifled ball. Bayonet which fits gun perfectly and appears to have been displayed with gun since capture as there are shiny areas under where bayonet sits as there is under bands when moved. Bayonet with blade that measures 18″ has “SC” surcharge; about the same size as “SC” on bbl but with no periods. There is also a 1/8″ high “R” stamped on socket as can be seen in photos. 4-46672 JS107 (15,000-25,000)


RARE CONFEDERATE TALLASSEE CARBINE. SN 81. This is among the rarest of all Confederate arms. Outside of museums, including the Virginia Historical Society, Columbus Museum of Art, Greensboro Historical Museum, Atlanta History Center, Confederate Memorial Park in Marlboro, Alabama and the Smithsonian, this is the only example we can find. In our research we have found where a couple loose Tallassee marked locks have occurred, one being mounted in an Enfield carbine as part of the Claude Fuller collection, now part of the National Park Service at Chickamauga, Georgia. This gun is orig and correct in every regard, properly SN “81” on stock, bbl and breech. SN size and placement is unique to this very rare maker and identical to studied institutional guns, including a crude “X” cut into channel identical to institutional examples studied. This gun is in “as found” condition. This carbine was adopted late in 1864 as the official carbine for the Confederate States Mounted Forces. It was designed along the lines of the British Enfield pattern 1853 carbine. There is a detailed history of the ill fated carbine production at Tallassee in John Murphy’s and Howard Madus’ text “Confederate Carbines and Musketoons”. According to varying reports, about 500 carbines were potentially made early in 1865. According to report in Murphy’s book, most all completed carbines, parts and machinery were destroyed by Union raiders. This particular arm utilizes an English made “Barnett” marked lock, which no doubt has been with this gun for a very long time, most probably from its time of use during the Civil War. The color of the lock internally and externally, along with the rest of the gun, lends credence to this fact. There have been at least two Tallassee marked lockplates sold in market in past years. This is not a SN part and could be an appropriate addition to this gun. All dimensions and configurations including placement of rear sling swivel (which is missing and mortise filled with lead), two-leaf adjustable Richmond style rear sight, brass clamping bands, brass nosecap, brass buttplate and trigger guard are all unique characteristics of this maker. There is a reddish tint to the hardware, distinctive to Confederate manufacture. The 58 caliber bbl, which measures 25″ long, was orig finished in the bright and is rifled with 3 broad shallow lands and grooves. This is the first Tallassee known to ever come to auction. The last recorded sale for a gun not this complete, however it did have Tallassee marked lock, sold for well over $100,000 in private sale to a museum. CONDITION: Gun is good overall. Bbl and lock are brown and dark overall with pitting and rust. Protected areas under bands and under bbl still show areas of orig bright finish with rust, staining and pitting. SN are all discernible, as can be seen in photos. Ramrod is original, though it is missing swivel stirrup and tip. Front sling swivel is missing as is rear swivel. Brass screw escutcheons for lock are both missing. Rear sight face is intact but leaves are missing. Rifle bore is rusted but rifling is distinct and discernible. Stock is sound and solid with several cracks opposite lock, as can be seen in photos. One more recent crack extends on bottom of stock below breech, though stock is still sound and solid. There is also wood reduction behind lock, a large sliver about 1-3/4″ x 3/4″ can be seen missing behind tang to behind lockplate. There were a set of contemporary initials carved in stock opposite lock, though they appear to have been obliterated during guns time of use, as can be seen in photos. 4-46376 JS51 (20,000-30,000)


CONFEDERATE RICHMOND CARBINE WITH PATCHBOX. Cal .58, 25″ bbl. Richmond Carbines, though they were not made until late 1863 or ’64 earlier, often have earlier parts gleaned from battlefields or guns in need of repair. This gun exhibits an 1862 dated Richmond lock and utilizes an armory altered 1855 rifle stock with unsurcharged iron buttplate and iron patchbox that is properly fit to this buttplate. Gun appears pretty much “as found” with exception of an added correct rear sight and rear sling swivel and wooden ramrod. This is a scarce variant of a Richmond Carbine that is not often offered. CONDITION: Metal surfaces overall are dark and pitted. Lock markings are excellent as can be seen in pictures. Brass nosecap has rich dark patina. Stock has numerous small dings, dents & scratches and an indiscernible name scratched into buttstock on reverse. 4-45796 JS49 (3,000-5,000)


CONFEDERATE RICHMOND CARBINE. Richmond Carbines, depending on the reference, were not made until late 1863 or 1864. Earlier parts often show up on these guns as battlefield-gleaned bbls & locks were used. This bbl conforms to the typical configuration found, having a 25″ .58 cal bbl with the unique wide pinched front sight only seen on Richmond arms. These guns uniquely used 3 sling swivels, one on front band, one on trigger guard and one in buttstock. This gun exhibits all three. Forestock is held by two bands, which are the same as the rear and middle band as a standard 3-band rifled musket. Nosecap & buttplate are of brass, correctly marked on lock forward of hammer is “C.S. / RICHMOND VA” and at the tail is dated 1863. This gun has soldier’s initials and “1863” carved in stock as can be seen in pictures. These guns saw hard use. This gun is no exception but it appears orig & authentic and retains an orig Confederate canvas sling. CONDITION: Bbl is cleaned and gray overall with pitting, especially at breech. VP proof still visible on bbl but not bbl date. Buttplate & nosecap are well fit, though nosecap has been cleaned, both exhibit good patina. Bbl bands are gray & smooth overall and are loosely fit being possibly replacements. Rear sight is correct style but appears replaced as does ramrod. There is discernible rifling in bore though it is faint from much use. Stock is sound with good red color and two sets of initials and date carved on either side. There is a 4-1/2″ glued repair to stock in front of lock as can be seen in photos. The rear sling swivel appears correct but has been reseated into mortise in wood and base sits about 1/4″ below surface of stock. 4-45795 JS43 (3,000-5,000)


VIRGINIA MANUFACTORY 1812 TYPE MUSKET LATE STYLE CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configuration, with “P” proof at rear of bbl. Lockplate is marked “VIRGINIA Manufactory” in front of hammer with “RICHMOND” and “1818” vertically on tail of lockplate. It has been converted to percussion with brazed-on bolster to bbl, and large round bodied percussion hammer added, (possibly S. C. Robinson) as was done to many Confederate States altered specimens. Stock has no visible military markings. Initials “AGF” are hand carved into left side of stock, with “AF” behind sideplate. CONDITION: Fair to good. Metal parts are an even chocolate brown matte patina overall. “P” on rear of bbl in-filled with brass, probably from the process of brazing-on conversion bolster. “Virginia” on lock is relatively strong. “Manufactory” is illegible. “Richmond” and “1818” are strong. Stock has an old refinish over numerous marks and stains, with repaired cracks on right side in front of lockplate, and 3/8″ x 10″ sliver of wood repaired on right bbl channel. 4-45776 MGM163 (2,000-3,000)


FINE CONFEDERATE RICHMOND CARBINE. This is among the very finest Richmond carbines we have ever seen. This gun appears all original and complete with excellent markings and raised grain stock. This gun dated 1863 is among the earliest of all Richmond carbines as production did not begin until late 1863 and a vast majority of these guns are dated 1864. This bbl conforms to the typical configuration found, having a 25″ .58 cal bbl with the unique wide pinched front sight only seen on Richmond arms. These guns uniquely used 3 sling swivels, one on front band, one on trigger guard and one in buttstock. This gun exhibits all three. Forestock is held by two bands, which are the same as the rear and middle band of a standard 3-band rifled musket. Nosecap & buttplate are of brass, correctly marked on lock forward of hammer is “C.S. / RICHMOND VA” and at the tail is dated 1863. These guns saw hard use. This gun is the exception showing less use and fine crisp markings with good zone. The rifling is still crisp and sharp. If you want the finest all Confederate and complete Richmond carbine, this may be your only opportunity as few this nice have ever been offered. CONDITION: Metal gray overall with areas of old cleaning, pitting and light vice marks seen on bbl. Markings on lock and bbl are sharp and complete, bbl dates on these guns are rarely observed and these are fine and well struck. All three sling swivels are original and correct as is the ramrod which has a dark color like the rear sight. For some reason, the rear sight and ramrod were not cleaned like the rest of metal surfaces or were replaced but they are correct Richmond products that match condition of rest of gun though they have dark patina as seen in photos. Brass nosecap and buttplate are smooth with mustard patina. Stock is fine with scattered dings, scratches and soiling. A 1″ x 1/2″ cut in bottom of buttstock behind sling swivel does not affect overall esthetics. 4-46100 JS100 (8,000-12,000)


1862 DATED RICHMOND RIFLE WITH PATCHBOX. This is an interesting variant of the rare 33″ barreled rifle that appears to have been in this configuration since the war. All parts are well fit with matching color and wear. The lock is standard 1862 dated Richmond. Bbl is dated “1864” with a VP/eagle head proof. Bbl has correct pinched front sight seen only on Richmond rifles and carbines. The rear sight is standard two leaf Richmond style. There is a set of initials cut in stock on reverse “JWD” which probably represents the soldier who carried this gun. Richmond rifles were not made until late in the war, but many were made from battlefield gleaned parts which this gun appears to be one in that gun utilizes an 1855 stock with patchbox and an 1862 dated Richmond lock. Barrel still retains a partial 1864 date which is correct for this rare rifle. CONDITION: Metal overall is brown, smooth with pitting and rust. Stock as restored is sound with scattered nicks, scratches, dings and 1″ x 1/2″ chip of wood missing behind lock. Stock is pieced from rear band forward. Bands have heavier pitting then other metal parts and are most likely added as is nose cap which appears excavated and cleaned and now glued onto end of stock. Front band is missing sling swivel. Ramrod appears original, but has slightly larger diameter then Richmond made products, but battlefield gleaned parts utilized other Civil War Springfield type rods. Bbl appears to be correct 1864 Richmond rifle bbl with correct VP proof and a partial 1864 date. Bore still measures a little over 58 cal., rifling is discernible but very light and bore overall is pitted. Under close scrutiny, this gun appears to be restored from an original Richmond rifle that had been cut down after the war for use as a sporting arm and now has the addition of stretched forestock, bbl bands and nose cap. 4-46101 JS99 (5,000-7,000)


ENFIELD “M” RIFLE MUSKET. Cal. 58. 39″ bbl. This is a nice “as found” example of an 1862 dated “M” rifle which is thought to have been made by J.P. Moore & Sons in New York City early in the Civil War. These guns are fairly scarce and for many years were thought to be Confederate and they appear in several texts as Confederate, some with North Carolina agent stamps in stock. This example appears all original and complete, along with an Enfield bayonet and a New York contractor marked scabbard. Bayonet and gun metal are all dark and uncleaned and match very well. This gun conforms to manufacture almost identically to the Model 1853 Mark 3 Enfield rifle musket, having brass nosecap, trigger guard, buttplate and lock escutcheons. Balance of gun is steel, including the Enfield style slotted ramrod. PROVENANCE: Jac Weller Collection. CONDITION: Gun overall is very good and sound, metal being dark and pitted overall. No discernible bbl markings, however lock marking of eagle holding a shield with “M” and 1862 bbl date are well struck and easily discerned. Stock is sound and solid with numerous small storage dings and dents. There are a pair of initials “PR” carved opposite lock in stock. Accompanying bayonet matches gun well. Blade is gray and smooth. Accompanying US regulation bayonet scabbard is sound and solid with areas of crazing and cracking and stitching is loose over half its length. 45723 JS95 (1,000-1,500)


CONFEDERATE USED M-1855 RIFLE & BAYONET. This is a fine “as found” 1855 Harper’s Ferry rifle with a Confederate made saber bayonet. The scarce grouping is consigned from a Lisbon Falls, Maine home. This gun is a standard configuration Model 1855 Harper’s Ferry rifle with an 1859 dated lock and bbl. Gun is properly iron mounted with patchbox and two-leaf rear sight. This gun is in beautiful “attic” condition even retaining original nipple and worm inside patchbox. Gun is complete and authentic in every regard although missing sling swivels which are broken off as often seen on Confederate used arms. Nicely carved into stock opposite lock are soldier’s initials “JT” and unit designation “G 17 S.C.”. The 17th South Carolina was involved early war in mostly actions in South Carolina and North Carolina where many Maine troops saw action. The 17th South Carolina also saw many major battles in Virginia including Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, fighting around Richmond and Petersburg, Appomattox. A fine Confederate-used arm with matching and well fit Confederate made saber bayonet. CONDITION: This gun is very good overall with metal overall brown, pitted and rusted. There is some original areas still bright retained in protected areas such as under bbl bands and under Maynard tape door. Bore still exhibits good, discernible rifling though rusted and pitted. Bbl markings are all discernible including “1859” bbl date and “VP” / eagle head proof. Lock markings are all discernible as seen in photos and eagle on Maynard tape door is crisp and well struck. Stock is sound with numerous small scrapes, scratches and dings. The correct brass nose cap has dark mustard patina. The action works well. There is some finish retained on hammer screw, clean out screw and nipple as can be seen in pictures. The accompanying bayonet has 20-1/2″ blade that matches metal on gun being mostly brown with rust and pitting with some areas gray and smooth. Brass hilt is complete with original lock and spring and a serial number “46” stamped on top. Bayonet fits gun well and tight. As noted in description, sling swivels are missing. The carving in stock is well patinated and easily discerned as can be seen in photos. There is some light scratching on reverse of buttstock that is indiscernible. 7-70121 JS135 (4,000-6,000)


UNIQUE SWINGING-BARREL RIFLE. 61 cal. Two groove rifling similar to Brunswick. 31-1/4″ bbl. Based on construction including back action lock and cheek recess, we feel this gun is probably a European, possibly French rifle. However, in one of the earliest references on Confederate arms by Fuller & Steuart “Confederate Firearms, 1944” on pages 198-199 pictured as Fig. 4 plate XIX is pictured a similar Confederate swinging-barrel carbine. However that one is a smooth bore, however 61 cal. The barrel is pivoted to the frame and swings sideways for loading. Locked into position by a brass sleeve sliding on the barrel. Brass butt plate and trigger guard. Small brass front sight and the sliding sleeve on the barrel also acts as a rear sight. An exceptionally well made piece of heavy construction and using a back action lock. Externally, gun is totally unmarked, mechanically this gun operates well. Metal surfaces are generally smooth; gray/brown with scattered pitting and staining. Stock is sound and overall condition is good with one repaired piece of wood behind hammer. CONDITION: As stated above. 4-35902 (2,000-3,000)


EXPERIMENTAL BREECH LOADING MUSKET, POSSIBLY CONFEDERATE. This unique Musket, based on consignor’s notes felt it was a Confederate breech loading musket, we can not say for sure, but the gun appears to be made possibly from some 1842 musket parts, though it is totally unmarked. The swinging breech is reminiscent slightly to Sharps or Breech Blocks. The 40-5/8″ bbl is 69 cal and is rifled with six lands and grooves and has an angular bayonet stud on bottom. We can find nothing in any reference that mentions or shows anything resembling this gun; American or European. This is indeed an oddity and no doubt dates from the Civil War era and could be Confederate. Additional photographs of mechanisms are available on the web. CONDITION: Breech tang is missing both screws so buttstock is loose. 1842-style buttplate is heavily pitted and rusted, remainder of metal surfaces including bbl, frame, mechanism, bands and trigger guard are gray/black with old cleaning, pitting and rust. As can be seen in photographs, stock has several inset pieces that I am sure were part of its new configuration here. Stock overall is sound with numerous nicks and gouges and one long crack in forestock. 4-35991 (2,000-3,000)


PRESENTATION ENGRAVED ALTERED MISSISSIPPI RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Unusual configuration of a Mississippi rifle with bbl cut to just over 22″. Lock is totally devoid of markings but brass trigger guard, lock escutcheon, buttplate and patchbox are all scoll engraved. Opposite the patchbox there is an inset German silver rendition of Gabriel blowing his horn holding ribbon with inscriptions that read “Capt. Henry Kutzmeyer/Capt. John F. Reinecke/Capt. Chas. G. Castman/Capt. John H. Hoffman/Presented This”. The lockplate internally has Roman numerals reminiscent of some Confederate manufactured guns and the very crudely made patchbox and mortice cut are also typical of Southern work. A 5 pointed star silver escutcheon on the fore stock is also similar to inlays seen on militia guns. CONDITION: About fair with bbl being devoid any discernible marks and pitted overall. Lock has similar color and is smooth patina. Brass and German silver plaques have good patinas and appear uncleaned. Stock has several breaks and repairs especially around lock with old pinned and glued repair. Bore still measures .54 Cal., however, rifling is barely discernible as it is heavily pitted. 4-44248 JS75 (1,000-2,000)


CAPTAIN MARK S. COCKRILL’S CONFEDERATE UNIFORM, RUTLEDGE’S BATTERY, FIRST TENNESSEE ARTILLERY. This coat has never been offered before and is being sold by family who has had it for many generations. This coat was once on loan to a museum and museum tags are still attached inside coat and pants. Captain Cockrill’s name is written on “watch” pocket inside pants. Coat and pants are in wonderful condition, as can be seen in photos. Complete with 14 “Superior Quality” general service staff buttons. The coat and pants have an identical red corded trim. The collar has red backed Captain’s insignia (three bullion bars). Sleeves are also trimmed in red with double strand quatrefoil. Sleeves are massive with 10″ width at elbows, tapering to 4-3/4″ cuffs. The double strand bullion denotes Captain. Rarely seen on Confederate coats is the additional trim going up edge of sleeve, again with two strands of bullion tape along with a series of small brass buttons commonly called “battle beads”. Battle beads seem to occur only on Western theater coats and the number of beads vary. This coat had 15 on each side, which is the most I can find on any coat with a quick survey of several museum collections. Could the numbers refer to the number of actions the soldier was in? Captain Cockrill served most every day of the war, enlisting May 17, 1861 as 2nd Lt. and finally, as Captain, signing an Oath of Allegiance May 16, 1865 in Greensboro, N.C. after the surrender of Joe Johnston’s Army of Tennessee. Rutledge’s Battery was formed mostly in Nashville, Tennessee, and were armed with cannons made at Brennon’s Foundry of Nashville. Rutledge’s Battery was involved in the early actions in Kentucky with Zollicoffer, including actions at Cumberland Gap, Barboursville, Wild Cat and finally Mill Springs, where General Zollicoffer was killed. This was the first action that then Lt. Cockrill saw service, having to see four of his fellow officers killed or wounded. Cockrill, himself, “assisted in carrying the body of wounded J.P. Edwards of Company E who had been rendered helpless by the loss of blood”. After the retreat from Mill Springs to Gainsboro, Rutledge’s Battery joined Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston’s Army in Murfreesburo where it went on to be involved in the Battle Shiloh where Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston was killed. Lt. Cockrill was detailed to ordnance duty at end of battery’s enlistment and attained the rank of Captain as this uniform attests. Because of heavy casualties during the first two years of the war, principally Mill Springs and Shiloh, the depleted ranks were merged into McClurg’s Battery. Cockrill is found on ordnance reports after Shiloh in Chattanooga, Jan. 1863, Tullahoma June 1863, Missionary Ridge November, 1863 and in Dalton, Ga from Jan-March of 1864. There is a large file of family genealogical notes on Cockrill and his Battery, including copies of articles he wrote for the “Confederate Veteran”. Cockrill died in Nashville in 1919 and is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. PROVENANCE: Hurd family descent CONDITION: Uniform overall is in good to very good condition with good color. The cadet gray color of coat is excellent with scattered staining and moth holes, as can be seen in photos. The numerous small moth holes typically are 1/32″ to 1/4″ with the largest about 1″ x 1/2″ on left sleeve which has been repaired and re-backed when on loan to the Tennessee museum. The red piping and trim on pants and coat is complete and bright. Bullion decoration is complete and tightly sewn with exception of several inches which are loose on left sleeve. Cotton sleeve linings are complete and intact though areas of sweat stain are visible. There is an interior pocket in left breast measuring about 6″ x 6″ which is lined in a white heavy canvas, as are the two tail pockets. The coat is padded, which is held in place by polished olive green cotton liner. Liner is 95% intact but there are large areas of shredding and tears, which can be seen in photos. Family has used scotch tape to hold the bottom edge of lining in place, which could be removed. All buttons have been resewn, however orig sewing threads are still present. Buttons resewn were done at time of museum loan. There are a few scattered tacked stitched repairs, including the fore mentioned repaired moth hole in left sleeve, as can be seen in photos. Coat is complete and intact with exception of tail buttons, which are missing, as are 5 of the “battle beads”. Pants are a light gray/blue, constructed with many of the same sewing threads and materials as the coat. The coarse lining in pant cuffs utilized the same two-ply canvas as used in the lining to hold in cotton batting in the coat. The red cord trim is also identical. Pockets are also constructed of identical material. Suspender buttons are four-hole japanned metal identical to excavated examples from Civil War campsites, as is the patent tightening buckle which is dated 1855. The small brass four-hole fly buttons are intact but one has come undone and is held by a pink string. Surface of pants shows scattered staining and areas of light fading with several moth holes and many areas of moth tracking, though a mass majority of knap is still present. There is about a 10″ seam that has been restitched where separated in seat. There is a 5-1/2″ long melted wax/plastic residue that is imbedded with what appears to be dirt on the bottom of the left leg, which can be seen in photos, which should be removed. 8-76336 JS47 (30,000-60,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Please Note: A) There is a nice display case that this jacket was displayed in. B) Consignor states although the jacket descended in their family they do not know who wore it or even if the wearer was an ancestor.

CONFEDERATE OFFICER’S SHELL JACKET. This officer’s shell jacket is being offered for the first time by direct family descent from a southwestern Virginia family through multiple generations. The family is unaware of which descendent wore it, but this coat is a wonderful example of a regulation Butternut jean cloth coat popular in the mid to late war. This coat has the cut and tailoring of other identified Confederate shell jackets. This coat is in remarkably fine condition, missing only one of its 14 orig buttons. The buttons are 3-pc staffs of mixed backmarks, Extra Quality, Horstmann and Superior Quality but all have identical or similar faces. This coat is lined and padded with a polished olive green twill liner. Sleeves are lined with white cotton. The ghost of a single strand of quatrefoiling is evident on each sleeve, as can be seen in photos. Single strand of quatrefoiling would have denoted a company grade officer of lieutenant. Butternut shell jackets are very rare. In private hands there are probably only a handful and in institutional collections not a lot more. CONDITION: This coat overall is in very good condition. Surface of coat shows small areas of scattered moth damage, as can be seen in photos, however most of the orig knap is still present. One button has been reattached, where the other 12 buttons retain their orig attachments. There is a 2″ repair to attach a seam in bottom corner of lining, otherwise coat appears orig and untouched throughout. 4-46276 JS43 (25,000-35,000)


REGULATION CONFEDERATE COLONEL’S KEPI OF EZEKIEL S. GULLEY, 40TH ALA INFANTRY. This kepi descended in family of Lt. Colonel Ezekiel S. Gulley of the 40th Alabama Infantry. Ezekiel Slocum Gulley entered Confederate service in March 1862 in Gaston, Alabama as a Captain. He was promoted to Major in Feb. 1864 at the beginning of the Atlanta campaign and to Lt. Colonel Jan. 5, 1865. The 40th Alabama saw much action during the war including the battles of Vicksburg, Chickamagua, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face, Resaca, New Hope Church and were present at the final battle of the Army of Tennessee Bentonville, NC. Lt. Colonel Gulley was present to the end where Adj. C.H. Ellerbee and Capt. James Latham were killed at this final battle March 18, 1865 at Bentonville, NC. The family donated the battle flag of the 40th Alabama a generation ago. That flag still resides in Alabama State archives. All features and configuration of this cap confirm the rank of Lt. Colonel or Colonel with 3 wales (ridges or strands) of gold braid and retained side button is a scarce Confederate local Alabama state seal. This is a seldom seen example of a Southern made “regulation Confederate Officer’s kepi” as prescribed by 1861 CS army regulations. This is a pattern with not a lot of examples surviving. Many of the survivors are scattered among America’s museums and other public institutions. The body of cap is cadet gray tabby weave wool with a 1-1/4” black wool band with hints of dark blue. Kepi has “field officer” grade of 3 wales of gold braid. Kepi is sewn with cotton and linen threads with an “S” twist of white, red, blue and brown. Nearly identical caps are seen in various pictorial histories of the war and of officers taken during the war and Commanders of the Civil War by William Davis shows at least two from Museum of the Confederacy. This kepi measures 2-1/2” in height, 5-1/4” seam from crown to base in back, crown measures 4-1/4” in diameter. This hat has no lining and no remnants are found, quite possibly this particular kepi was made without one and conservator agrees. Kepi retains most of a very fragile, cracking and breaking 1-1/2” tarred linen sweatband. The brim is made from a single piece of .15 (about 1/8”) leather with embossed line following perimeters. Chin strap is missing but one side button is retained. Button measures 16.2mm and is listed as AB 7Av in Alphaeus Albert, Record of American Buttons, 1976. All in all, this is a very rare original and authentic Confederate officer’s cap made 1861-1864. It presents nicely and could be displayed in any collection and it would be difficult to find a better identified field grade officer’s regulation kepi. CONDITION: The kepi overall is in good solid condition with dry leather brim, tarred cardboard stiffener in crown is sound with additional sewn on tarred sheeting (similar to weight & material of kepi rain covers. Cardboard stiffener under sweatband is distorted from age and possible swelling from being wet during kepis 150 year life. Wool body has conserved backing to areas of moth damage just completed by Henry Cooke IV, Historical Costume Services. There are approx. 10 areas of conservation that are backed with new cloth (which is simply tacked into place inside hat, which can be seen in photos; the largest hole of which is approx. 1-1/2″ x 1″, next largest of which there is three is 1/2″ x 1/2″. Other holes are approx. 1/4″ and smaller. Much of knap is missing too from mothing but does not affect aesthetics as can be seen in photos. Bullion trim is all intact though some thread attaching is loose. There is a report including pre-conservation photographs available upon request. 4-46865 JS145 (15,000-25,000)


FABULOUS EARLY AMERICAN SILK EMBROIDERED SAILOR’S JUMPER. This early to mid 19th Century sailor’s blouse is thought to date circa 1830-1840. This Summer weight jumper is totally hand stitched. The blue trimmed panels have fabulous silk designs applied most likely by a sailor at sea and falls into the category of “sailor art”. Sailors had so much time on their hands that they produced wonderful pieces of folk art, including scrimshaw, carvings and rare embroidery work such as this. In our research we can find only one similarly adorned object and that is a pair of pants and seabag at Winterthur but of much later date, circa 1860. There have been other early 19th C. embroidered Naval pieces described in the Smithsonian collection, but we could not find actual images. As can be seen in photos, the workmanship is meticulous and detailed. Each cuff, which has 7-1/2″ x 5″ blue panels, is embroidered with a 10-pointed star above a fluted anchor with rope and two 5-pointed stars on either side. The blue panel is trimmed with floral edged borders, as are all the other trimmed panels. The front “bib” is about 8″ across and 9″ tall with a 4-1/4″ spread winged eagle holding an olive branch in one talon and an American flag on staff in his beak. There are three 10-pointed stars and two 5-pointed stars also in this panel. Panels on shoulder trim are about 3″ wide and 8″ long with central devise of fluted anchor and rope over a flagstaff with Liberty cap holding a furled American flag. Also in each of these panels on shoulders are three 5-pointed stars. The back “fall”, which is a 7″ x 17″ panel, has a central devise over 6″ wide and 5″ tall that incorporates the patriotic shield with red and white stripes with two flags on poles on either side and a large spread winged eagle flying above and seven 5-pointed stars in arch above eagle. Each corner of this “fall” has a 10-pointed star above a fluted anchor bordered, as is all the trim, by the repeated floral rope seen throughout the design. This is truly a marvelous piece of American folk art that would grace the finest museum displays anywhere. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. There are scattered stains and several small holes in cotton blouse. The blue cotton panels still retain good strong color, as can be seen in photos. Blouse retains orig Mother of Pearl buttons on cuffs and five small orig Mother of Pearl buttons are found on “bib” (number of buttons on Naval jumpers often denote sailor’s rating or station). Silk embroidery was once brightly multi-colored. When studied under blacklight the red stripes on the flag and shield and blue of the cantons can be determined much easier. Still much detail is visible in the faded colors, as can be seen in photos. Embroidery is mostly intact, however there are reductions, especially in the simulated rope borders that contain the repeating floral vine design, with most reductions seen on cuffs and on left border design of rear “fall”. Other areas of missing embroidery are seen, including a 1/2″ x 1/4″ reduction in the right wing of eagle on “fall”. 8-76332 JS48 (10,000-20,000)


CIVIL WAR U.S. NAVY IDENTIFIED SUMMER ISSUE JUMPER AND TROUSERS. This rare regulation ensemble made from white linen and blue cotton trim is identified to Milo Howell who entered the Navy at age of 17 in August 1864. He served on the USS “North Carolina” and the USS “Lancaster”. The USS “Lancaster” was a gunboat that saw service on the Atlantic coast. Sailor Howell served just over a year and was discharged November 1865. The trousers and blouse are in beautiful condition, showing bright colors. The blouse is mostly hand sewn. The long seams in the linen are sewn with a machine. There are extra decorative details done by hand including a shield shaped pocket and a shield shaped lapel. Shield shaped decoration is done in white stitching as can be seen in photos. There are two embroidered white stars on back of the blue “fall” and a hand embroidered black star with red or pink highlights that signifies a special rating, possibly a watch position. The matching pair of white linen trousers have a 5-button front with an ID on the inside back in blue painted letters “M. Howell No 89″. Pants retain all their orig buttons, which are hand sewn and are made of bone. Pants are lined in the front and along belt line with cotton panels with a tie string and eyelets in back. This uniform was purchased from an auction in Groton, N.Y. Milo Howell lived in Lansing, NY, which is 10 miles away. PROVENANCE: Estate auction, Groton, N.Y.; Richard Graney, 1978; private collection. CONDITION: Overall uniform is in very good condition. Sleeves measure just over 8″ where attached, tapering down to cuffs with openings of less than 4”. Blouse shows large areas of staining, which can be seen in photo. Seams are mostly tight and complete. There is a hole about 2″ x 1″ on back right, as can been seen in photo, and a few other small scattered holes which do not effect esthetics of blouse. Trousers are also sound and solid with some staining, as can be seen in photo. There is one seam torn at bottom of left front flap about 2″ long and another seam separation in seat with several inches of repair to seat at another separation which appears contemporary to the war based on sewing thread and technique. 8-76333 JS42 (3,000-8,000)


RARE AND SPECTACULAR CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG. This is undoubtedly among the most beautiful and esthetically pleasing of all Confederate battle flags extant. This classic square Western Theater infantry battle flag was originally found in an East Texas estate. This flag closely follows the pattern of ANV (Army of Northern Virginia) battle flags and is totally handspun. Not including fringe, flag measures 44″ on hoist by 45″ on fly with fringe measuring in additional 8″. Double applique stars are 5″ and are cotton. The wool bunting and the sewing techniques in panels are much like Richmond Depot ANVs. One great feature of the flag is the original and unusual fringe that trims three sides. This identical fringe is found on at least two identified Confederate officers sashes. This flag has been archivally and professionally and tastefully mounted in a dramatic presentation. The flag is complete with its original sewn in rope hoist around heavy canvas. Rare is the opportunity to buy an original Confederate St. Andrews Cross battle flag particularly of this caliber. This flag was studied by the late vexicologist Howard Madaus and his notes are included in a comprehensive report by flag historian Greg Biggs which accompanies this flag. Reference Battle Flags of the Army of Tennessee by M. H. Madaus. CONDITION: Flag retains all of the original silk braided fringe. Interesting there are four contemporary sewn repairs to holes in field and threads unraveled from the silk fringe were used for these wartime repairs. The red field of the flag shows scattered holes and damage, some of which are moth holes, some are consistant with battle. The blue St. Andrew’s cross also shows some moth damage and deterioration but is generally good. There is the normal staining and soiling associated with battlefield used flags. The flag has been professionally mounted in an archival type framing measuring 63″ x 61″. 4-46111 JS121 (75,000-125,000)


HISTORIC ANV BATTLE FLAG OF THE 2ND SC, PALMETTO REGIMENT. This battle flag from direct family decent of Samuel Gaillard Pinckney who served in this regiment through the end of the war and saved the flag from surrender. A family document accompanying this flag states that in the last battle of Lee’s Army, Sailor’s Creek April 6, 1865, that Pinckney took this flag from the 2nd of two killed color bearers and carried it proudly during the remainder of the battle. Lee would surrender his forces three days later and Pinckney would be taken prisoner but rather than surrender the flag he took it off the staff and tied it around his waist. After the surrender and end of open hostilities, Pinckney returned home with the flag and became the custodian of the colors until his death. This flag has been passed down through the family and will finally be given a new custodian and hopefully permanent place of honor with it’s sale. This flag was on display at the Citadel where Pinckney was a cadet at the beginning of the war. This flag would have been donated to the Citadel museum in Charleston but since no guarantee of permanent display could be offered by this grand southern institution the family has elected to sell it. There is an in depth report from flag historian Greg Biggs accompanying this flag along with genealogy and documents of provenance from family. Note that Pickney’s regiment, according to history, was with Johnson’s Army of TN at wars end in NC & not VA. Family history may be wrong – regardless, this is a wonderful flag. PROVENANCE: Samuel G. Pinckney, G. Pinckney Darby and family. CONDITION: This flag is in overall very good condition measuring 48 x 48-1/4″ with 2-1/4″ canvas hoist with 3 hand sewn whipped eyelets which the top and bottom ones are ripped as can be seen in photos. Configuration of this flag with 3-1/4″ hand sewn stars is consistent with flags issued just after the battle of Chancellorsville. Colors on flag are very good as can be seen on photos with staining and soiling consistent with hard use. There are possibly 20 holes in flag consistent with battlefield damage from projectiles such as mine balls & shell fragments. Flag is mostly intact with sewing loose on edging in several areas especially top quadrant at fly. Flag retains 9 of it’s orig stars with the others being apparently souvenired but halos of the dbl applique stars still visible as can be seen in photos. There is 20″ long by 4″ tapering polished cotton strip retaining the words “2nd Regiment, Kershaw’s Brigade” now laid in top quadrant of flag being now unattached. There is a straight pin still attached to hoist which possibly held this identifying strip of cloth in place during it’s use. 4-45673 JS89 (50,000-100,000)


RARE 8 STAR CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAG WITH SAINT ANDREW’S CROSS IN CANTON. This flag can be dated quite accurately between April 17 and May 6, 1861 as Virginia was the 8th state to secede from the Union on April 17th and Arkansas was the 9th state on May 6, 1861. Most Confederate flags are 11 star, made late in 1861 or after all states had seceded but with all the patriotic fervor in the South lots of Confederate variances occurred. This flag, measuring 38″ x 66″, has an intriguing history in that it had remained in the same family for multiple generations. The flag is shown in an April 11, 1920 “Times-Picayune”, New Orleans, newspaper article titled “The Betsy Ross of the Confederacy”. A copy of the article which accompanies this flag states Mrs. E.O. Jones of Algiers, Louisiana made this first Confederate flag for the “PELICAN VOLUNTEER FIREMEN” which served as a New Orleans militia unit. Pictured with the flag in the article are Mrs. Jones’ seven grandsons who were at that time serving in WWI. This flag stayed in the family of the oldest grandson who was again pictured with the flag and his grandson circa 1950 in a Brooklyn newspaper. The flag was recently acquired in Brooklyn from this 5th generation descendent of Mrs. E.O. Jones who originally made this flag in 1861. The story of how this flag was saved from the occupying Union troops by Mrs. Jones is detailed in the articles. This wonderful flag has the stars arranged like a St. Andrews cross which is unique in an 8 star flag. Flag is also made of polished cotton, which is a rare material outside early war flags such as this. This is among the finest and best provenanced flags that will ever be offered. The esthetics and appearance of this canton can never be duplicated. CONDITION: Flag overall is in very good condition. The 1-1/4″ folded hoist is made of linen sheeting with two hand sewn whipped eyelets on either end. 4″ cotton stars are cut through, producing a slightly smaller star with a haloed appearance from the sewing thread. Colors are very good and much better and brighter than normally seen on surviving cotton flags. There is scattered staining, soiling and separations, especially near the fly end. There is one 5″ to 6″ tear in white stripe near fly. Much of the material is still there however, just folded under. 4-46535 JS61 (40,000-60,000)


IDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE 2ND NATIONAL FLAG OF CLARENCE OLNEY, PALMETTO GUARD, SC. This wool bunting flag measures 35″ x 60″ with a 1-3/4″ folded canvas hoist with two hand-whipped eyelets. Flag is totally hand sewn showing good sewing skill with 1″ white bunting edging to the St. Andrews cross which is similar to depot made flags in Charleston, S.C. and could indeed be an arsenal product as Army of Tenn. Battle flags are same dimensions and made at Augusta Depot. The canton measures 23″ x 25″ with 2-1/2″ double applique cotton stars. This flag with soldier’s name inked at edge of fly comes from direct family descent of Clarence Olney. Letter from descendants accompanies flag along with report from flag historian, Greg Biggs.. Clarence C. Olney volunteered on the 7th day of Feb. 1862 into the Company of the Palmetto Guards, Artillery in Charleston, SC. He mustered into the CSA at Pocotaligo, SC on 28 Feb. 1862 under Capt. George Lamb Bissit, part of Manigault’s famous South Carolina “Siege Train” artillery. A fairly recent book has been written by Charles Ripley entitled, Siege Train, The Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in the Defense of Charleston, an edited diary of Major Edward Manigaultt and his unit. Olney’s recorded engagements were as follows: On Jan. 1, 1862 Olney and his unit fought against US gunboats at Port Royal Ferry, SC. In June, 1862 he fought at Fort Pemberton, James Island, SC. On January 30, 1863, he helped lead the capture of the US gunboat Isaac P. Smith on the Stono River, Johns Island SC. This was the only recorded capture of a naval vessel by land based forces during the war. In August and September of 1864, he participated in the shelling of both Morris and Black Island, SC. On Dec. 25, 1864 he fought in battle against the US gunboats Marblehead, Pawnee, and various mortar schooners near Sugarville, Stono River, SC. He was detailed on 3 Dec., 1864 by order of Lt. General Hardee to Quartermasters Dept under Capt. A. Cammocks, Assistant LWCS Army. At wars end, he was paroled by commanding General J.B. Gordon and discharged at High Point, NC on 26 April 1865 as part of General Joseph E. Johnston’s Army. A direct descendent of Clarence C. Olney states in his letter of provenance accompanying the flag that Clarence was able to acquire and retain this flag due to his position in the Quartermasters Dept. under Lt. Gen. Hardee. Olney kept the flag hidden for many years and it was then passed down through the family and was discovered anew in the mid-1960’s, neatly folded in an old cardboard box. The flag is accompanied with the previously mentioned letter of provenance from his direct descendant as well as Olney’s impressive and beautiful large framed UCV Memorial with patriotic motifs and colorful battle-scenes to include his post-war photo and listed service. This is an original, fine and rare identified Confederate 2nd national flag from a famous South Carolina unit that served in the Confederacy. It is the perfect size for framing and displaying with his framed memorial tribute. CONDITION: Flag is in very good overall condition with a few moderate holes, other small holes and areas of staining as can be seen in the photographs. These holes give the flag great character and do not detract from the overall esthetics where construction is sound and colors are bright and vivid as can be seen in photos. Hoist is sound and solid as is sewing thread and stitching throughout flag. On the 1-1/2″ folded over and sewn fly edge is found “Olney” in period ink which is easily discerned. Memorial measuring 29” x 33” is framed with 1880 Vintage Photograph of Olney of good condition with good colors as can be seen in photographs. There is minor tearing at top edge of document not affecting aesthetics. 4-46847 JS97 (25,000-35,000)


CONFEDERATE NAVAL 2ND NATIONAL FLAG. This flag which is 90″ on hoist, 144″ on fly with 60″ square canton is constructed with the same materials used for army or Northern Virginia battle flags and at the same Richmond depot. This flag is made with a rope hoist most likely for naval service. Flag exhibits 6″ cut threw stars with 3/4″ cotton edging along side Andrew’s cross. This is a great opportunity to find a fine example of a “as found” Confederate Naval 2nd National flag which was in service from 1863-1865 and shows use with great aesthetics. A textile report accompanies by flag expert Fonda Thomsen. CONDITION: Flag is sound and solid with solid stitching throughout. There are numerous small holes, tears and separations especially at end of fly where flown along with staining and soiling, typical of battle used Civil War flags. 8-76337 JS98 (18,000-25,000)


CONFEDERATE 1ST NATIONAL FLAG FROM ESTATE OF CAPTAIN GEORGE W. BROWN, 72ND INDIANA INFANTRY. This is a wonderful Confederate 1st National flag which measures 31″ x 62″ with a 2-1/2″ blue silk fringe sewn along three edges. The 1-1/2″ hoist is made by sewing additional 1-1/2″ of the same cloth on that edge. There are five hand sewn eyelets with red, white and blue cord ties with tasseled ends. Thirteen 2-1/2″ white silk stars are in the form of a circle and are double appliqued hand sewn to the blue cotton canton. The red and white bars measure about 10″ each and are made of glazed wool. This flag is a wonderful displayable size and a very unusual configuration of 13 stars. This flag most assuredly was made early in 1861 with the hopes of Kentucky and Missouri joining the 11 states that had already seceded. 13 stars on 1st National flags are scarce though most battle flags of the Confederacy contained 13 stars as Kentucky and Missouri still gave many Confederate troops to the Southern cause. This flag along with the preceding lot descended through the family of Assistant Surgeon and Captain George W. Brown, Company K, 72nd Indiana Infantry which was part of the famous Wilder’s Lightning Brigade. We do not know where this flag was captured or came from other than that it was in Capt. Brown’s effects. This flag has characteristics and structure similar to other early Confederate 1st National flags in ratio of fly being half length of hoist. Materials used are quite a hodge-podge of dress and general sewing materials so often seen on these early flags. The sewing is done by a skilled seamstress that includes delicate tight hand-sewing to stars, fringe and eyelets. Canton and stripes are sewn on an early treadle sewing machine with imported thread that is rarely seen after 1861 as the Federal Blockade closed shipping channels into the Confederacy. This is a wonderful Confederate flag with great history, colors and aesthetics measuring only 2-1/2′ x 5′. CONDITION: Flag is sound, solid overall. Stitching is mostly tight and intact. There are two 5″ x 2″ pieces of the bottom red bar missing at fly end and bits of the attached blue fringe. There is insect damage on the three red and white bars including two large holes; one measuring approx. 3″ x 2″ and another approx. 5″ x 2″ and numerous other small holes as can be seen in photos. Blue cotton canton is complete with one 1″ x 1″ angled tear. Stars overall are fine, there are a few small holes in several stars; one star is about 80% missing but sewn halo is still visible. There are four ties attached to hoist; top one is about 2′ long with two red tassels, second one is about 15″ long, third one is like the top one but in blue with one remaining blue tassel and the fourth is a heavier white material about 2′ with white tassels. There is remnants of rope around the fifth eyelet on hoist. These tassel ties are reminiscent of early battle flags that often had long tasseled ties draped around flagpole. There is dark straining in splattered areas on bottom red bar which under “UV” light appears same as blood, but further analysis would be needed to prove blood. 4-46787-1 JS151 (17,500-22,500)


ARCHIVE OF CAPTAIN GEORGE W. BROWN, 72ND INDIANA, WILDER’S BRIGADE. SN 8573. This grouping consists of Capt. Brown’s Spencer carbine (which is among the very earliest SN’s known on martial carbine), 7-shot Moore revolver and holster, sword and sash and several reunion items including inscribed cane. Capt. Brown enlisted in July of 1862 as Private in Company K, 72nd Indiana Infantry. He was mustered out July 24, 1865 in Nashville, TN. He had promotions to 1st Lt. Jan. 25, 1864 and as Captain July 1, 1864. The 72nd Indiana and Wilder’s Brigade are most famous for the first use of Spencer rifles in combat at Hoover’s Gap, TN. It is interesting to note that this archive includes a very scarce and early Spencer carbine SN 8573. Officers normally did not carry long arms and infantry rarely carried carbines, however there is another identified Spencer carbine (SN 17027) carried by a surgeon in this same unit, George W. Kirkpatrick who enlisted on Jan. 11, 1864; just 14 days prior to our Capt. Brown receiving his commission. It should be noted that Capt. Brown was also an assistant surgeon. The accompanying Moore 7-shot revolver is housed in holster with commemorative inscription on holster flap reading “Capt. G.W. Brown / Co. K 72 Regt Ind Inf / 1861-1865”. Capt. Brown’s sword is a variant pattern of 1850 officer’s swords with iron guard and scabbard with hilt decoration of a 2″ American eagle with “E Pluribus Unum”. Accompanying sword is a regulation Civil War crimson silk officer’s sash. Also included in archive is a GAR badge from Denver, Co dated 1905 and a 42-star 104″ x 70″ American flag and a wonderful gold tipped cane inscribed “Capt G.W. Brown 72nd Indiana”. This is an interesting archive that is being sold by family of Captain Brown and has never before been offered before. CONDITION: Spencer carbine is good overall and appears “as found”, complete and all original. Metal surfaces are gray/brown overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Maker’s mark on flat of frame reads “SPENCER REPEATING / RIFLE CO. BOSTON, MASS / PAT’D. MARCH 6 1860” is well struck and easily read. SN 8573 is also clearly struck on back of frame. Stock is sound and solid with a barely discernible inspector’s cartouche with scattered dings, dents and scratches. There is also vertical wear on reverse of buttstock consistent with wear from cavalry saddle use. Moore revolver is overall very good retaining 95% of its plated surfaces. Markings on bbl flat “D.MOORE.PATENT.SEPT.18.1860″ are crisp and well struck. Engraving on frame, trigger guard and backstrap is all crisp and discernible with scattered small nicks and scratches and areas of flaking of plating. Screws and trigger guard are brass and appear replaced and one is missing. There is a gap between trigger guard and frame due to loose screws. Mechanically both Spencer and Moore function well. The holster for Moore fits gun well and commemorative inscription is easily read though like other surfaces of the holster with scattered flaking and chipping. Holster is overall sound and supple retaining much of its original brown leather finish. Sword has 33” blade with etched patriotic panels. Blade has been cleaned and is now gray with areas of pitting overall. Etched panels are still discernible. Remainder of metal surfaces of scabbard, hilt and backstrap are all cleaned and gray with most of surface having light pitting, staining and rust. Sharkskin grip retains about half of its surface wrapped in triple wire grip wrap. Three strands of winewrap is missing and grip is coated with thick varnish that has darkened as can be seen in photos. Sword sash is sound and solid with good color, worn at knots with numerous small holes in silk as can be seen in photos. Printed cotton flag is sound and solid with good bright colors. Flag is two piece construction having printed canton and separate printed stripes; one star is marked “Cotton Bunting, Patent Applied For”. Cane overall is very good and solid retaining its original brass and iron tip. The gold plated brass top with Capt. Brown’s name appear used later by another member of the family as another set of initials now adorn the top of Capt. Brown’s cane. The Moore pistol was also probably reused prior or after Capt. Brown as the initials “JJW” are found on backstrap. The 1905 Denver GAR badge retains gold and silver plating in protected areas with balance patina as can be seen in photos. 4-46787 JS150 (7,000-9,000)


RARE HALOED CIVIL WAR 35 STAR FLAG. 35 star flags are relatively scarce even though they were official for two years from 1863 to 1865. The 35th state was West Virginia which officially became part of the Union on July 4, 1863. This printed parade flag which measures 20″ x 27″ is rarely seen and this is a fine example, as can be seen in photos. The 36 star haloed patterns are scarce but not rare like this flag which must have been pattern for the 36 star “BATTLE BURN” flags of 1865. This flag is a great size and has a wonderful canton with the central large 3-1/4″ “haloed” star surrounded by two circles of stars and then four additional stars in each corner. CONDITION: Flag is overall in very good condition with some staining, soiling and a few tears, as can be seen in photos. 46541 JS63 (4,000-6,000)


CIVIL WAR ERA 13 STAR FLAG BELONGING TO “BOSS TWEED”. This 13 star bunting flag measures 36″ x 58″ and has Boss Tweed’s, “Wm. M. Tweed” name stenciled or written six times on the 1-3/4″ folded over canvas hoist. Hoist contains two brass grommets of type found on Civil War contract flags. 2-3/4″ hand sewn double applique stars are arranged in three rows 5, 3, 5. This flag was recently sold in a Northern estate and we do not know why “Boss” Tweed had this flag and the other flag offered in this sale and we don’t know the association with the other name on hoist “D.N. Jackson”. William M. “Boss” Tweed is well known in American history for Tammany Hall and his power and corruption in New York started in the late 1850’s to 1870’s. More research may provide a reason for Tweed having this flag. Tweed ran for Sheriff in 1861 and was defeated but then became Chairman to be the head of Tammany’s General Committee in 1863. During these early years of the Civil War possibly Tweed had reason to display this patriotic flag. Regardless of history of this flag, it is a fine example of a Civil War 13 star flag with a scarce desirable size being less than 5′ on fly and in fine condition. CONDITION: Flag overall is in very good to fine condition with excellent colors. Scattered areas of staining and small holes. Names on hoist are easily read, as can be seen in photos. 4-46548 JS64 (7,000-9,000)


CIVIL WAR ERA 13 STAR FLAG IDENTIFIED TO “BOSS TWEED”. This flag, like flag offered in previous lot, is the same manufacturer and about the same size, being 35-1/2″ x 58″. This flag has seen lots more use than flag in earlier lot. This flag has Tweed’s name written or stenciled five times and stenciled in large 1″ letters in center of hoist on this example. This flag also dates from the Civil War era when Boss Tweed was gaining popularity among his constituents in New York. D.N. Jackson’s name also occurs very lightly written on hoist of this flag. His association with Boss Tweed and the use of this flag will require more research or guess work. Regardless of history, this is a wonderful example of a Civil War era 13 star American flag with great aesthetics and a wonderful displayable size. CONDITION: Flag is good to very good overall, blue color is good, red is a bit faded and has bled and stained white stripes. There are numerous small holes, tears and separations from use and insect damage, but solid and intact overall. 4-46546 JS65 (6,000-8,000)


CIVIL WAR ERA 13 STAR AMERICAN FLAG. This wool bunting flag measures 50″ x 93″. Has hand sewn double applique stars in the arrangement of 3, 2, 3, 2, 3. Flag has a 2″ doubled canvas hoist with two hand sewn eyelets at either end. The initials “HM” are found on the hoist along with a early 20th Century tag that reads “Howard Marston”. We’re not sure who is Howard Marston or what his association with this flag is but this flag is a beautiful example of a 13 star U.S. flag from the Civil War Era. CONDITION: Flag overall in very good condition. Colors are good, as can be seen in photos. There are scattered small moth holes, staining and soiling and a couple contemporary embroidered repairs. 4-46545 JS57 (2,000-3,000)


CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG WITH UNUSUAL DISPLAY OF STARS. This entirely hand-sewn single-ply wool bunting flag measures approx. 4-1/2′ x 8-1/2′. The canton has an arrangement of stars that we have never seen before being of two groups of seventeen 3″ cotton “sewn-through” stars arranged like long letter “U”s. Flags in this era were made to be viewed with flag being hung vertically and we have no idea what the two long inverted “U”s would’ve represented but they most assuredly had a meaning. Regardless, this is a nice 1861-1863 official US flag. CONDITION: Flag is very good overall with scattered small holes and tears. Colors are good and bright as can be seen in photos. There is a 7″ long tear in one red stripe that has been repaired for continued use. The 1-1/2″ heavy linen hoist has areas of fraying, especially on edges and missing approx. 7″ x 1” area at top eyelet which is a large handmade copper grommet, possibly used to replace the hand-sewn eyelet like seen at opposite end of hoist where there is also several inches of tearing weakening this end of hoist. 4-46874 JS152 (3,000-4,000)


CIVIL WAR 34 STAR FLAG. This is a nice example of an all hand sewn wool bunting flag measuring 6’2″ x 9′. Flag has areas of reinforcement around hoist which covers most of 34th star on obverse and several stars on reverse, as can be seen in photos. Hoist originally was about a 1-1/2″ light linen hoist with sewn eyelets which was contemporarily converted to a rope hoist by wrapping original hoist around rope and resewing. Flag exhibits 5 rows of stars, double applique in rows of 8, 6, 6, 6, 8. Thirty-four stars was the official flag of the United States just after the Civil War began on July 4, 1861, commemorating the 34th state, which was Kansas (admission January 26, 1861). This flag would be official until 1863. CONDITION: Flag overall is in very good condition with good bright colors. There is scattered staining, soiling, separations and holes, as can be seen in photos. Hoist has about a 10″ area of recent resewing. 4-46547 JS50 (2,000-3,000)


CIVIL WAR ERA STATE SEAL FLAG OF PENNSYLVANIA. This is a fine blue silk flag with well painted state seal measuring 50″ x 65″ plus a 2-1/2″ gold silk fringe. Hand painted state seal flags of this era are rare especially in such fine condition and excellent displayable size. CONDITION: Flag overall is in very good condition. Blue silk body and gold silk fringe exhibit good colors and are complete. There are hand sewn repairs to several tears in center medallion as can be seen in pictures. There are separations and a few small holes in silk bordering design and near fly edge. Paint is mostly intact with areas of cracking and crazing as can be seen in photos. Flag is sewn in large tacking stitches to canvas and cotton backing ready for framing. The 2-1/2″ folded over hoist is machine sewn and intact. The fringe is loose in about a 10″ area at bottom right quadrant at fly. 4-46543 JS87 (3,000-4,000)


VERY RARE “BOXED” 38 STAR CENTENNIAL FLAG. This printed bunting flag, which measures 19″ x 30″, is in beautiful condition and is in a size that is most desirable and a canton that is rare and desirable. The large 4-3/4″ central star is surrounded by 13 smaller stars and then completely boxed in a square by remaining stars. 38 star flags came about during our Centennial year with Colorado being the 38th state. This is among the rarest of Centennial era flags commemorating Colorado statehood. CONDITION: Flag is very good and sound with fine colors. There is scattered mothing, as can be seen in photos, and minor fraying at edges. 4-46542 JS58 (6,000-8,000)


VERY RARE PATTERN 38 STAR PARADE FLAG COMMEMORATING COLORADO STATEHOOD. This printed flag, which commemorated the state of Colorado which became a state August 1, 1876 and became official July 4, 1877, is a very rare pattern with six central stars in a circle surrounded by 32 larger stars in a square. We cannot find another example in any collection but we’re sure there is another one out there somewhere. Regardless, this is a very rare flag and in beautiful condition and rare desirable size being 11-1/2″ x 17-1/2″. CONDITION: Flag overall is in very good to fine condition with good bright colors. Just minor staining and soiling, as can be seen in photos. 4-46537 JS56 (3,000-5,000)


RARE 40 STAR FLAG COMMEMORATING THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA 1889. This printed bunting flag measures 5′ x 8′ and has a 2″ folded canvas hoist with two large brass grommets on each end. Flag is stenciled on hoist in a 12″ panel “JOHN WOOD 604 WEST ST, WIL. DEL.” Hoist is also stamped “AMERICAN ENSIGN” on other end. Flag is in excellent condition, as can be seen in photos, with 5 rows of 8 stars. CONDITION: Flag is very good overall with good colors. Minor staining and soiling with one contemporary embroidered repair about 2″ square. 4-46549 JS59 (2,000-3,000)


RARE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS “LONE STAR” FLAG. This printed “glazed cotton” flag measures 11-1/2″ x 17″, exhibiting 11 red and white stripes and canton with one large 4-1/2″ single star. It is similar in construction and size to Centennial era and some earlier flags. It closely resembles the official 1836 Texas national and naval service flag known as “The Lone Star and Stripes”. A similar flag with 13 stripes was the official war ensign of the Republic of Texas Navy. CONDITION: Flag overall is in very good condition with some losses on upper edge of hoist at canton, about 1/2″ x 1/2″ chip at canton, as can be seen in photos. The color appears to have been applied on what we now consider to be the reverse side of flag with canton in upper right hand corner, which is typically a Civil War or earlier feature where Centennial flags are finished on opposite side. 4-46278 JS62 (3,000-5,000)


RARE 40 STAR MEDALLION PARADE FLAG. This fine printed flag, which measures 11″ x 15″, is stenciled “POST 250 GAR”. The 40th star commemorated the state South Dakota. This flag has a very short official time of use because the 41st state, Montana, was admitted just six days later and since states were only recognized on flags on July 4th following their acceptance this 1889 period flag was never official. This rare flag is of a great size, has great esthetics and is the only flag of this configuration known. CONDITION: Good and sound overall. Scattered staining and soiling, as can be seen in photos. Printed hoist is about 50% separated and cracked, but all in all is sound and solid. 4-46540 JS53 (2,000-3,000)


GROVER CLEVELAND 38 STAR CAMPAIGN FLAG. This printed flag measures 17-1/2″ x 27″ and is identical to figure 525 pictured in “Threads of History” by Herbert Ridgeway Collins. CONDITION: Good and solid overall. Blue color is good. Red is faded and has water staining. The patented information on white stripe beneath portrait is easily read “PATENTED SEPT. 4TH 1883”. Several acid burned areas below portrait on bottom stripes and small holes, as can be seen in photos. 4-46539 JS54 (2,000-3,000)


38 STAR 1884 CAMPAIGN FLAG FOR JAMES BLAINE. This 1883 patented printed flag, measuring 27″ x 18″, is similar to figure 527 in “Thread of History” but this example is printed in reverse with field on right. This variation is mentioned by Collins. James Blaine ran unsuccessfully for President along with John Logan against Grover Cleveland in 1884. CONDITION: Overall very good and solid. Staining, as can be seen in photos. 4-46538 JS55 (2,000-3,000)


HENRY CLAY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN FLAG, 1844. This flag, which measures 9-3/4″ x 17″ with an integral sewn hoist by folding back about 1/2″ of flag, is all hand sewn. The canton, instead of having stars, incorporates a silk lithograph measuring about 3″ x 3″. Silk portrait is part of a longer ribbon which is folded under and text when held to light can be read. Some text including the motto “PEOPLE’S WELFARE MY REWARD”. Henry Clay ran for President and lost a close race to Democrat James K. Polk. CONDITION: Flag overall is very good to fine with great colors, as can be seen in photos. There is fraying at fly end and minor staining. Stitches along hoist are mostly missing. 4-46536 JS52 (2,000-3,000)


POLITICAL CAMPAIGN PARADE FLAG FOR RUTHERFORD B. HAYES, 1876. This, possibly unique 34-star printed silk flag was found recently tucked inside an old book which accounts for such good condition on this fragile silk flag which measures approx. 2-1/2″ x 4″ including 1/2″ sewn silk hoist. Republican R.B. Hayes; a well known Civil War General ran for president in 1876, winning election over democrat Samuel J. Tilden making Hayes our 19th President. Hayes was second of three consecutive Civil War Generals becoming president. This flag could not be found in Threads of History by Collins or in any of our other research tools. CONDITION: Flag is overall very good to fine with good colors, good detailed portrait with scattered stains as can be seen in photos. There are several pin holes seen in hoist. Hand sewn silk thread on hoist is complete and intact. Flag is now housed in a approx. 6″ x 8″ frame with flag being attached with archival hinges. 4-46866 JS149 (2,000-3,000)


THIRTEEN STAR WWI U.S. NAVAL ENSIGN FLAG. This fine conditioned regulation wool bunting naval ensign flag measures 3’5″ x 6’7″ and is stenciled on hoist “ENSIGN NO 9” and “NAVY YARD NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 1913”. The 1-1/2″ folded canvas hoist has 5 brass grommets. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall, flag has good bright colors and little wear to hoist, with scattered staining and scattered moth holes, as can be seen in photos. 4-46544 JS60 (1,500-2,500)


FLAG FROM ADMIRAL FARRAGUT’S SHIP AT FORT MOULTRIE, SOUTH CAROLINA IN 1861. This once large silk flag is now in pieces in an 18” x 12” shadowbox that is 4” deep. Flag and fringe almost completely fill this box. As can be seen in photographs, this would be quite a restoration project; however, the flag, as is, displays quite nicely with a wonderful, old GAR tag dated 1932. Tag reads, “This flag was on Admiral Farragut’s ship at Fort Moultrie, SC at the beginning of the Civil War. Presented to Dyer’s Post, January 31, 1891, by Col. Peirson of Painesville, Ohio”. There is some biographical material on Col. Peirson and his wife included with this lot, which indicates that he enlisted in 1862 as a Private and was mustered into I Co, NJ, 26 Inf. He was promoted to a Srgt. Maj. on 9.18.1862, then to a 1st Lt on 1.16.1863, then as a Capt. on 3.8.1863 and finally as a Maj. on 6.30. 1865. What a chance to own a piece of Naval history from the single most famous American Civil War Naval commander! CONDITION: Colors are bright. 8-87564 (750-1,250)


RARE CIVIL WAR CAMP BED USED BY PROMINENT RHODE ISLAND OFFICER. This may be the only surviving patent camp bed of this type known. Such luxury items as this rarely survived the Civil War, especially in as fine condition as this. This camp bed will display beautifully in any museum camp display especially with the stenciled canvas carrying bag which reads “Lt. R.H.I. Goddard, Maj. Genl. Burnside Staff” laid out. The bed which measures just over 6 feet when fully extended has a “Paris” makers stencil on bottom as can be seen in photos. The bed folds and rolls into its 40 inch long canvas bag. Goddard enlisted in the war as a private and fought at the first Battle of Bull Run. He was commissioned Lieut. in September of 1862 and served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. Ambrose Burnside. During the war he fought at the battles of Fredericksburg, Cumberland Gap, Blue Springs and Campbell Station, at the sieges of Knoxville and Petersburg, and was present for Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. He received various promotions during the war including brevet ranks of Major and Lt. Col. for gallantry and meritorious service during the siege of Knoxville and at the assault at Fort Sedgwick, Virginia. Goddard resigned from the Army in July of 1865. After the war, he served as military aide, with the rank of Colonel to four Rhode Island Governors. Robert Goddard was also a prominent banker, industrialist, State Sen. and philanthropist. Goddard Memorial State Park, a popular Rhode Island recreational attraction is named for him and was given to the state not long after his death. CONDITION: Very good overall, wooden frame solid and functional, leather straps that tie bed down to wooden frame are sound (wooden frame is lacking though one pole is still present). Two sewn “tassel like buttons” for keeping mattress uniform are missing and the “hemp fiber” filling can be seen through small holes left. 4-46845 JS18 (3,000-5,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Image credits to authors Sylvia & O’Donnell’s, “Illustrated History of Civil War Relics.”

DANNER COLLECTION OF ARTILLERY PROJECTILES, BASES & FRAGMENTS. This grouping consists of 24 numbered projectiles and large shell fragments of which 15 are on original bases with matching numbers. These bases include sights including Pitzer Farm, Emittsburg Road, Hancock 2nd Corps, Hancock Front, York Pike, Tawney Town Road, Railroad Cut, Rock Creek Valley, McMillan’s, Picketts Front and Culp’s Hill. There are 6 additional wooden bases where there are no corresponding shells marked Rock Creek Valley, Codori Farm, Baltimore Pike, Picketts Front, Round Top and Devil’s Den. There are 5 additional numbered complete shells and one numbered 3″ Hotchkiss with mismatched base and no sabot. There are two additional complete shells with no numbers; one being an 11-1/4″ Confederate 12-pound Whitworth with brass Confederate time fuse and an orange painted 20-pounder Hotchkiss with post war naval fuse adapter. Shells in this group include three 10-pounder Schenkyls on there original numbered bases, two 10-pounder Confederate parrots; one on its original base, one Confederate 12-pounder spherical shell on original base, five 10-pound Hotchkiss projectiles; four are on original bases and only one shell is completely intact with sabot, two 10-pounder Union parrots, two 20-pound US parrots, one Confederate 3″ Read. There is a 12-pound solid shot which is broken and only approx. 2/3 remains. There is a broken 12-pound Boreman of which only 2/3 remains. There is half of a 12-pounder sabot which still has portions of two nailed straps and painted between straps reads “First Days Field / 17 / Signal Light”. There are two canister; one just being a 3″ can on its original base. There is a 24-pounder with sabot and canister balls. Top is missing however there is a loose 24-pounder top that could be displayed or may have been displayed with this originally. There are several other fragments, two loose fuses and a fired plate from a 12-pounder canister with impressions of the balls almost breaking through when fired. There is a 32-pounder grape stand with a number “31” which is shown in one of our copied cabinet cards. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to buy an artillery collection displayed in America’s first Civil War museum where a majority is still on display as part of the Gettysburg National Park Service Collection of John H. Rosensteel who originally visited the Danner Museum as a child. Years later after the Danner Collection was sold, prior to the turn of the century, Rosensteel tracked down a portion sold in Massachusetts and purchased it for his own museum prior to donation to the National Park Service by his son. PROVENANCE: Danner Museum, Gettysburg. Willow Inn. CONDITION: For relics, overall very good to fine. Iron is mostly rusted and pitted. Painted numbers on projectiles are all discernible; some better then others as can be seen in photos. Wood bases are typically sound and solid, one broken in halves (but fits back together). Painted information all discernible. A couple of these wood bases have smaller paper labels; some with numbers and some description. One interesting wood block has Round Top written on one side; on the opposite edge Longstreet was started to be painted; it’s been painted over and a small paper strip reads “31-32lb. Grape” and coincidentally the 32-pound grape in this grouping is #31 is seen in one of our copied cabinet cards and the wooden base also has penciled “31” on base. One wooden base is broken in two, but could be glued back. Most bases have Danner Museum stamps “J.A. Danner (Battle Field Museum/Gettysburg, PA” on bottoms, some are light and hard to read, but on average all are discernible. 7-70018 JS130 (20,000-30,000)


DANNER MUSEUM RELICS. This grouping consists of 20 objects; 45″ section of a Richmond, VA made lance; it still retains the tacks that originally held its guidon pennant. A Springfield rifled-musket bbl with bayonet still attached. A Confederate drum canteen which is approx. 6″ dia that is apparently shown with a “2” in the 1875 vintage cabinet card shown here. This Confederate canteen also carries the initials “JWP” nicely crosshatched on face. Two Union canteens accompanying this group; one being shot through with a projectile. Confederate cartridge box with a “40” painted on the box. There are indiscernible initials carved on this classic Confederate box made without belt loops and lead finial. Also in this group there is an axe head with no indiscernible painted inscription. Two lockplates. One with a “11” attached with paper tag. About 20″ section of the tip of a sword with a paper “9” attached. Top portion of a cavalry saber scabbard and top mount from a Union NCO sword as well as a brass Union spur. Also included is a bbl band from a Model 1861 Springfield, A US cartridge box plate with two holes punched in either side for attachment to board, a wreath from a 2-pc Confederate saber belt plate, single epaulet, a weathered ballot box with white and black marbles. PROVENANCE: Danner Museum, Gettysburg. Willow Inn. CONDITION: Overall iron artifacts are rusted and pitted. Cartridge box is dry and hard; missing both roller buckles and straps and tins. Stitching is loose, frayed, flaking overall. Canteens are bent, dented and all missing spouts. Epaulet is missing backing, bullion is loose, soiled and stained. Box plate has both hooks bent-in such as it would’ve fit flush on board. Wreath to CS buckle has heavy green/brown patina. 7-70019, 7-70020 JS131 (2,000-4,000)


TWO DANNER MUSEUM SOUVENIR “CANNONBALL LAMPS”. These lamps are made from Gettysburg found cannon projectiles; one from a 12-pounder spherical ball (probably “Boreman”) with three “feet” that are drilled into place to make a tripod base, over the fuse hole is braised with a brass lamp mechanism having lamp collar and fuel reservoir. The burner mechanism is missing but most any 19th Century replacement would suffice to complete the lamp if wanted. The second lamp is made from a 24-pounder spherical cannonball. This lamp made identically like the 12-pounder also missing burner is painted “Signal Gun./Round Top”. Both lamps of this type are shown in one Danner photograph from 1875 we have studied. PROVENANCE: Danner Museum. Willow’s Inn. CONDITION: Both objects retain some original black paint with overall rust and pitting. The brass collar on the 24-pounder is bent, otherwise both objects are sound and solid. White painted description on 24-pounder is chipped and parts missing but discernible as seen in photos. 7-70017 JS129 (2,000-4,000)


CASED DELUXE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION QUALITY STARR SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 28905. Cal. 44. All blue finish with 8″ rnd bbl, dovetail half moon front sight with rear sight in hammer nose. Cyl is unfluted, usual 6-shots with 12 stop notches. Mounted with extraordinary checkered ebony 1-pc grip with full checkered butt. Frame, top strap, bbl, rammer pivot, hammer, front & backstraps are beautifully engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Sides of hammer spur and top edge of hammer are engraved in fish scale patterns. The open areas, not engraved, have a very high luster deep blue. Accompanied by its orig, extraordinary rosewood casing with empty shield plaque in the top. Interior is burgundy velvet lined and French fitted in bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided eagle & stars flask with long angle spout that is a replacement, an orig sgl cavity Starr bullet mold with turned rosewood handle, a turn screw which is a replacement, an L-shaped nipple wrench, two packets of combustible cartridges, a cardboard box of caps and a pewter oil bottle. Center front covered compartment contains a cast lead bullet. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 32,000 of these revolvers produced in the period 1863-1865, of which about 25,000 were on government contract, the majority of which were government inspected. Of the remaining approx. 7,000 civilian revolvers it is unknown how many were engraved but it is believed to have been extremely few. This extraordinary specimen with its spectacular case, according to consignor, is one of four known. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching including cyl & grip. Overall retains virtually all of its crisp, glossy, orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear, some tiny flaking by front sight and light corrosion around the hammer slot; hammer retains about all of its strong, bright case colors and the trigger about all of its bright fire blue; rammer retains faded case colors on handle, brilliant on pivot. Grip is sound showing light diamond point wear and retains about all of its orig finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with spots of pitting. Case is missing a small piece from left front corner of the bottom, otherwise is sound with usual storage & handling nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig varnish; interior is lightly faded with some chemical staining in the lid lining and moderate soil in the revolver recess; flask has a couple of small dents and retains about 85% orig finish; mold has a grain check in the handle, otherwise is crisp and appears to be unused; one cartridge packet has a broken seam, otherwise is sealed and the other has two cartridges remaining; other accessories are fine. 4-46659 JR174 (15,000-20,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Cased Whitney revolvers are extremely rare – those with factory checkered grips even more so!

CASED WHITNEY POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1799. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line address. It has 5-shot unfluted cyl with one safety notch and the eagle & shield and lion roll marking. Mounted with 2-pc full checkered walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver. This is the 1st Model 5th Type with 3-screw frame and silver plated brass trigger guard. Accompanied by its orig, red velvet lined, mahogany casing, compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided early American eagle flask, an unmarked 2-cavity brass ball mold, a small Goldmarks cap tin and a few cast lead bullets & balls. SN was observed on the bottom of the bbl, cyl, cyl pin, rammer handle & inside each grip. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching, may be unfired. Overall retains about 95% glossy orig blue with some minor flaking; cyl scene is crisp & clean showing about 99%; loading lever & hammer retain about all of their bright orig case colors and the trigger guard about all of its orig silver plating. Grips are sound showing light diamond point wear and retain about all of their orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a few small spots of rust, may be unfired. Case is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains about all of its orig varnish; interior is lightly faded & soiled with solid partitions; flask, probably an old replacement, retains 40-50% orig finish; mold is crisp & clean; cap tin is fine. 4-46286 (8,000-10,000)


SCARCE 2ND MODEL 1ST TYPE WHITNEY NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1372. Cal. 36. Blue finish with 7-5/8″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line “E. WHITNEY / N. HAVEN” address. Cyl is 1st type with a sgl safety notch and the eagle, lion & shield cyl roll marking. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms about 1,200 of this model & type were produced in the 1850s-1860s. Whitney produced the first practical solid frame revolver which became extremely popular during the Civil War with the government buying at least half of the production. Given that these revolvers were produced during the Civil War and previously during the early years of the Great Westward Expansion and usually saw continuous hard service throughout the Civil War it is unusual to find one with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 93-95% glossy orig blue with light flaking, not wear; rammer handle & cyl pin retain just about all of their bright orig case colors; frame retains 15-20% orig blue in sheltered areas with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a medium patina; hammer retains about all of its darkened case colors; trigger guard retains about 50% silver plating. Grips are sound with minor nicks & overall retains about all of their bright orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46471 JR137 (6,000-9,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes Freeman Army Model SN 0 is a one of a kind pattern model from which the subsequent production variations evolved. It has unique features not found on production guns. A total of only 2010 units were produced.

RARE FREEMAN ARMY MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 0. SN 0. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, dovetailed half moon front sight with grooved top strap rear sight. It has a 2-pc attached rammer with Colt style bayonet latch. Cyl is unfluted, 6-shots with recessed angled nipples. Cyl is retained in the frame and is readily removable by means of a sliding latch in the right front side, retained with a flat spring held on by the rammer screw on the left side. It has a small rnd trigger guard with blued steel 1-pc grip frame containing 2-pc walnut grips, matching numbered to this revolver with grip screw from left side. This revolver appears to have been a sample, a bench model or possibly a patent model with SN “0”. SN was observed on the left side of the front strap, under the grip, bottom of the frame, bottom of bbl, rear face of cyl, cyl latch and inside each grip. Frame has four screws entering from the right side with a fifth hole on left side which appears to have been for a screw to retain a flat metal piece of unknown function. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were about 2,000 of these revolvers produced by Hoard’s Armory, Watertown, NY in the period 1863-1864. There were no known military contracts, however they are considered secondary martial arms. CONDITION: Very fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 92-94% glossy orig blue with a few light nicks & scratches, a couple of spots of light rust with sharp edge wear; front strap is thin blue and back strap is a blue/gray patina; hammer retains faded case colors. Grips are sound and retain a hand-worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting that may clean better. Frame has one battered screw. 4-46676 (6,000-12,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes Freeman Army Model SN 1 represents the very rare first production variation of which only 10 units were made. First variation specimens exhibit thin complete recoil shield behind the cylinder. SN 1 is indeed the first production Army model ever produced.

UNMARKED FREEMAN ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER SERIAL NUMBER 1. SN 1. Cal. 44. This revolver is altogether unmarked except for the SN “1” and it appears to be a prototype or patent model. It has blue finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, fixed half moon front sight and grooved top strap rear sight. Cyl is unfluted with recessed nipples and is retained in the frame by means of a sliding latch recessed in right front of the frame. The frame has a 3-screw sideplate on left side and is mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips that have “MODEL” written in pencil inside each grip. SN “1” was observed on bottom of frame, bottom of bbl, cyl latch and rear face of cyl. Grips are unnumbered but it is readily apparent that they are orig to this revolver. Bottom right edge of the recoil shield has a capping notch. Rammer handle is secured with a ball & detent like the Whitney percussion revolvers. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 2,000 of these revolvers were produced in the period 1863-1864 by Hoard’s Armory, Watertown, NY. There were no known military contracts but these revolvers are considered to be secondary martial arms. CONDITION: About fine, all matching except grips as noted above. Bbl retains 60-70% glossy orig blue with cleaned areas; rammer handle retains smoky case colors with bright colors on pivot; frame retains 60-70% orig blue with edge wear and some cleaned areas; front & back straps & trigger guard are a blue/gray patina; hammer retains faded case colors; cyl retains about 75% thinning orig blue with some cleaned areas. Grips are sound showing light wear with a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-46680 (6,000-12,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes Freeman Army Model SN 2 represents the second and final variation of which only 2000 units were produced. The second variation exhibits the half moon recoil shield behind the cylinder.

RARE FREEMAN ARMY MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 2. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 7-1/2″ rnd bbl, dovetailed half moon front sight with grooved top strap rear sight. It has a 2-pc attached rammer with Colt style bayonet latch. Cyl is unfluted, 6-shots with recessed angled nipples. Cyl is retained in the frame and is readily removable by means of a sliding latch in the right front side, retained with a flat spring held on by the rammer screw on the left side. It has a small rnd trigger guard with blued steel 1-pc grip frame containing 2-pc walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver with grip screw from right side. This revolver appears to be a very early production model. SN was observed on the bottom of the frame, bottom of bbl, rear face of cyl, cyl latch and inside each grip. Frame has four screws entering from the right side with a fifth screw on left side which retains a flat metal piece of unknown function. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms, there were about 2,000 of these revolvers produced by Hoard’s Armory, Watertown, NY in the period 1863-1864. There were no known military contracts, however they are considered secondary martial arms. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains being a smooth brown patina, possibly an old refinish; cyl is matching patina. Grips are sound showing heavy wear and retain a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-46681 (6,000-8,000)


RARE SILVER-PLATED AND GOLD WASHED ENGRAVED PERRIN REVOLVER. SN 886. Cal. 445. This very unusual double action revolver with integral bbl, solid open top frame, with top hinged loading gate, utilized a very advanced 12mm centrally fired cartridge, patented in 1859. 1000 of these revolvers were purchased by the U.S. government on Dec. 16, 1861, but only 550 were received. Many remained in storage and may not have been issued. This particular revolver is unusual in that it is silver-plated and gold washed, and engraved at 80% coverage with New York style large foliate scroll with stippled background, reminiscent of the work of Louis D. Nimschke. It is also unusual in that the left side of frame is engraved with lion attacking a large snake, and right side with what appears to be a Tasmanian tiger. Left side of frame and bottom of bbl are marked with SN. Right side is marked with “Perrin & Cie Bte” and with a burst with a star in center over “PARIS”. Grips are of smooth burl walnut. Domed grip cap has lanyard ring. Consignor states that this gun, according to family history, was a gift to his great great grandfather on his grandmother’s side and has descended in the family since that time. Accompanying the gun is a family photo of this gun taken many years earlier. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 90% of its silver-plate which has considerably tarnished, and has some areas of rusting through, mostly on right side of action below cylinder and on right side of bbl. Trigger, hammer, cylinder, and takedown pin are gold-plated and retain a considerable amount of that plating. Grip retains nearly all of its French polish finish. Action is crisp. 4-46986 MGM253 (10,000-20,000)


RARE AND FINE LINDSAY 2-SHOT LARGE FRAME PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER 2. SN 2. Cal. 45. This is a fine example of the large frame Lindsay 2-shot pistol that shot super-imposed loads as in their military musket or small frame Young American pistol. Only marking found on this gun is a tiny “2” on side of grip frame under stocks other than the bbl markings which are found on top flat “LINDSAY’S / YOUNG-AMERICA / PATENT’D FEB. 8 1859 / PATENT’D. OCT. 9 1860”. This gun conforms in configuration to the few other known specimens having an 8-1/2″ part rnd part oct bbl with blue finish and brass frame and trigger guard with finely varnished walnut grips. This is one of the true oddities in American arms collecting. Lindsay, who was originally an employee of the Springfield Armory tried to sell his pistols to the US Government but was unsuccessful. But these big army size pistols which are rarely offered are collected as a secondary martial handguns. CONDITION: This is a very fine example retaining good mustard color on brass, virtually all of its orig varnish to stocks. Bbl retains about 90% of its orig blue finish, though a majority has turned plum/brown with areas of flaking, rust and pitting. Bore exhibits strong, crisp rifling in a gun that Norm Flayderman states is a smooth bore in his “Guide to American Antique Firearms”. Hammers retain most of their orig case colors, though faded and muted in areas. Brass and wood are mostly smooth with a few scattered storage dings and scratches. 4-46687 JS167 (5,000-8,000)


MARSTON THREE BARREL DERRINGER. SN 1493. Cal. 32 RF. 3″ Blued tip down bbls with brass frame with pivoting lock on top, is marked “Wm. W. Marston Patented May 20, 1857 New York City” and “Improved 1864” on left side. Right side has bbl selector switch and extractor device. Pistol is fitted with rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a considerable amount of orig blue in protected areas, but is mostly flaked to gray brown. Frame was gently cleaned a long time ago, and is a light mustard color, with traces of case hardening on hammer. Grips retain most of their French polish. Bores are very good, with some pitting. 4-46470 MGM241 (1,200-1,700)

Revised: 9/29/2012

Please Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

FINE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION MOORE 7-SHOT REVOLVER TO KIA NEW YORK OFFICER. SN 7026. Cal. 32. This is a fine example of a popular secondary martial pistol made during the Civil War in Brooklyn, NY and known famously as the “seven shooter”. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of other guns with 5″ oct bbl, removable ejector rod mounted under bbl and swinging bbl and cyl for loading. Bbl and cyl were originally blued and this gun retains strong traces. Brass frame, backstrap and trigger guard are engraved with silver plating. There is an inscription on backstrap in 3-lines which reads “Presented to Lieut. Wm. F. Lyon by Company A 77 NYV”. William F. Lyon originally from Westport, NY enlisted in Sept. 1861 at Westport, NY as a Corp. He was promoted to Sgt. in March, 1862 and later as 2nd Lieut. in Feb. 1863. Lyon was killed in action on May 10, 1864 at the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse where the unit was heavily engaged with over 70 casualties that day alone. This is a fine example of an “as found” Moore 7-shooter with inscription to NY officer killed in action. CONDITION: Bbl is mostly plum overall with strong traces of bright blue finish in protected areas. Cyl has similar matching color to bbl, again with blue in protected areas. Cyl has rolled “PATENTED APRIL 3. 1855 & SEPT. 18 1860”. Brass frame, trigger guard and backstrap retain most of their orig silver plate though patinaed black/gray overall. Most of silver is worn on backstrap at inscription as can be seen in photos. Stocks retain about 80% of their orig varnish finish though surface is crazed and cracked. Action and mechanics are fine and bore is mostly bright and shiny. 4-46678 JS171 (3,500-4,500)

Revised: 9/29/2012

Please Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

Additional Information: Consignor notes LT. D.C. Dewey of 67 Ohio was promoted to Captain 10-5-1862 and resigned 6-24-1863.

MOORES PATENT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER PRESENTED TO CAPT. D C. DEWEY, 67TH OHIO. SN 1963. (Assembly number “19” on frame cylinder and bbl.) Cal. 32 RF. 7-shot. 5″ Bbl. Standard markings and finish including silver-plated brass receiver with scroll engraving. Bottom of rear grip strap is engraved “J. G. B. to” and rear of grip strap “Capt. D. C. Dewey. 67th Ohio” (enlisted as 1st Lt. in 1861. The 67th Ohio was in a number of skirmishes throughout the war, and was present at Appomattox Courthouse.) CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cylinder retain a gray brown patina overall. Frame retains a considerable amount of its orig silver. Grips retain approx 30% orig French polish. Bore is fine. Action is good. 4-46677 MGM283 (3,500-4,500)

Revised: 9/29/2012

Please Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

Additional Information: Consignor notes J.G. Farnsworth enlisted as Captain U.S. Volunteer Quartermaster Dept. 4-14-1862. Promoted to Brevet-Major, Lt. Colonel, and finally to Colonel 3-13-1865.

MOORES PATENT SINGLE ACTION BELT REVOLVER, PRESENTED TO J. G. FARNSWORTH. SN 948. Cal. 32RF. 7-shot. 6″ Bbl has silver plated scroll engraved frame with French polished walnut grips. Backstrap is engraved “J. G. Farnsworth. From S. B. Towner. April 24, 1862”. (Most likely two partners in Albany, NY lumber trade formed in 1851 as J. O. Towner and Co.) CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its orig bright blue, silvered on sharp edges, flaking and turning brown on either side in front of cylinder, which is mostly a gray brown patina. Frame retains 70 – 80% orig silver plate, brassing on edges and high points behind cylinder, and considerably on rear grip strap. Bore is fine. Action is fine. Grips retain 70 – 80% of their orig French polish. 4-46693 MGM284 (3,500-4,500)

Revised: 9/29/2012

lease Note: An avid Firearms Collector forwarded to us a compilation of information that he put together regarding inscribed Moore Pistols. This lot is of course one of them on that detailed listing. The buyer of this lot shall also receive one of these listings.

Additional Information: Consignor notes James Maloy enlisted as 2nd Lt. in the 140th NY Volunteers 4 – 1863; promoted to 1st Lt. 1 – 1864, Capt. 1 – 1865. Maloy fought & Gettysburg and saw action at Little Round Tops where Col. Patrick O’Rourke was killed.

MOORES PATENT SINGLE ACTION BELT REVOLVER, PRESENTATION TO JAMES MALOY. SN 2659. Cal. 32 RF. 7-shot. 6″ Octagonal bbl is marked with “D. Moore Patent. Sept. 18, 1860”. Bbl and cylinder tilt to right for loading. Silver-plated brass frame is scroll engraved in New York style with French polished walnut grips. SN is on bottom of bbl boss. Assembly no. 77 is on frame, cylinder, and bbl. Rear strap is engraved “Jas. Maloy From His Friends”. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl and cylinder are gray brown patina overall. Frame retains a considerable amount of orig silver. Grips retain most of their orig French polish. Revolver functions well. 4-46682 MGM282 (3,500-4,500)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes W.F. Rassmussen enlisted as 1st Lt. 11-14-1862 in 110th NY Volunteers and promoted to Adjudant 5-18-1863 and Captain 9-11-1864.

L. V. POND RIMFIRE SINGLE ACTION BELT REVOLVER INSCRIBED LT. W. F. RASSMUSSEN. SN 581. Cal. 32 RF. 5″ Octagon bbl with standard markings on top and left side, screw driver in butt. Iron frame has scarce long spring lever release to tip-up on left side, and rosewood grips. Backstrap is engraved “Lt. W. F. Rassmussen” (probably 110th Regiment NY State Volunteers). CONDITION: Good. Metal parts are gray brown patina overall. Grips retain a considerable amount of their orig French polish finish. Bore is fine. Action is a bit soft. 4-46679 MGM286 (2,500-3,500)


EXTREMELY RARE CASED CIVILIAN PRESENTATION QUALITY SAVAGE NAVY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1296. Cal. 36. Extraordinary deluxe Savage revolver with 7-1/8″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 3-line address on top strap. Bbl, frame, cyl & rammer housing are all deluxe high polish blue while the trigger guard, ring trigger, hammer and rammer handle are color case hardened. Mounted with deluxe, highly figured, smooth walnut 2-pc grips that, unnumbered, but are absolutely orig to this revolver. Accompanied by an orig Savage, burgundy velvet lined mahogany casing, compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a sgl sided bird dog & birds figure-8 flask, a sgl cavity steel Savage mold with sprue cutter, a Savage screwdriver/nipple wrench, a tin of Eley’s caps and a functioning key. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were about 20,000 of these revolvers produced in the period 1861 to the mid-1860s of which about 12,000 were sold on government contract. There is no indication of the number of presentation quality revolvers produced but it is almost certainly a very limited number and of those, extremely few were cased. CONDITION: Revolver is extremely fine plus, all matching except grips which are unnumbered, appears to be unfired. Bbl retains about 98-99% crisp glossy orig blue and the frame 86-88% strong orig blue with the loss areas flaked, not worn, to a light patina; backstrap is a gray patina; cyl retains about 93-95% glossy orig blue with loss areas flaked to a medium patina; trigger guard, ring trigger, hammer, rammer handle & rammer latch stud retain about all of their orig case colors, brilliant in most areas, somewhat faded on others. Grips are crisp with extremely fine scratch by left escutcheon and a couple of other tiny mars in the finish and retain about all of their brilliant orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case is sound with usual handling & storage nicks, scratches and a series of dings on left rear edge of the top; interior is crisp with bright color and damage from the front sight; flask is very fine, retaining most of its orig finish; mold & tool are blue/gray patina with fine pitting on sprue cutter; cap tin is fine. 4-46390 JR181 (27,500-32,500)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (10,000-15,000).

RARE 1ST MODEL 2ND VARIATION SAVAGE NORTH FIGURE-8 PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 45. Cal. 36. Very early production model with 7-1/8″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line address. Frame is rounded, made of brass with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver. The unusual Figure-8 shaped trigger system functions by pulling the ring at the bottom which cocks the hammer & rotates the cyl while the conventional looking trigger at the top then fires the chamber aligned with the bbl, through a hole in the top strap. It has a 6-shot unfluted cyl with recessed nipples set at a severe angle. Mouths of the chambers are chamfered so that when the cyl is in battery it is cammed forward so that the chamfered mouth of the chamber fits over the beveled end of the bbl forming a gas seal. Pulling the ring trigger retracts the cyl again for rotation. It has an early 3-pc rammer system. The SN appears to be 45, however, the 4 is obliterated in all cases the 5 is distinct. It was noted on various pieces & parts including the frame, bbl, hammer, cyl, rammer, ring trigger & shield. The rear face of cyl also has an assembly number “3” which number also appears on the rotating ring, rammer handle, cyl pin, bottom of bbl and correspondingly on the bottom flat of the frame extension. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 250 of this model revolver produced, probably in 1856, of which 100 were on military contract and martially marked. This revolver was made for the civilian market. CONDITION: Fine. No orig finish remains with the bbl & steel parts a mottled silver/brown patina with scattered fine surface rust and pin prick pitting; frame retains a medium to dark mustard patina. Left grip has a chipped & cracked toe with both grips showing heavy wear and retain a dark hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-46685 JR171 (10,000-15,000)


EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SAVAGE ARMS NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER. SN 3266. Cal. 38 RF. Usual configuration with 7-1/8″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight with 3-line address on top strap. Mounted with matching numbered smooth 2-pc walnut grips. The conversion was effected by having about 9/16″ machined from the rear face of the cyl which completely exposed the chambers. Then the cyl pin hole was bushed with a small 2-pronged ratchet which fits into the extension of the orig revolver’s ratchet. A machined 9/16″ thick recoil plate was then fitted over the orig ratchet extension and pinned into place which allows the orig ratchet & extension to rotate inside the plate when the hammer is cocked but leaves the firing pin, which is part of the recoil plate, aligned with the chamber of the cyl that is aligned with the bbl. The orig cyl pin is still present but has been cleverly pinned so that it is functional to remove the cyl but is held in place and cannot be removed completely. Buttstrap is fitted with a full length steel female dovetail, screwed in place, apparently for an attachable shoulder stock. There is no information available to this cataloger which indicates any factory type conversions and this is the first & only such conversion examined by this cataloger. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except cyl, which lost its SN during the conversion process. The orig ratchet could not be removed for examination. Overall retains mostly a smooth blue/brown patina with some blue in sheltered areas and a few spots of light rust on right side. Right grip has a gouge out of the heel, otherwise grips are sound and retain 60-70% varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine & light pitting. 4-46684 JR170 (3,500-4,500)


CIVIL WAR AUSTRIAN CARBINE WITH PURPORTED USE BY BLACK U.S. CAVALRYMAN. This is a nice example of surplus Austrian carbines that were imported into the Confederacy early in the Civil War. This gun conforms to other known models measuring 30″ overall with about a 15″ multi-grooved bbl being about 75 cal. This gun is marked “852” on the lock in the typical Austrian form of dating not using the “1”. This gun has various matching proofs on all metal parts. This carbine appears original and complete in every regard. The stock with carved initial “E.C.” These initials are unquestionably from the period of use and show appropriate patina and wear. In addition, under the buttplate was discovered written on the stock “Ennis Combs”. There was an “Ennis Combs” who attained the rank of first sergeant in Company M of the 6th U.S. Colored Cavalry. His name is also found listed under the “Combs” names for Civil War Soldiers and Sailors from the National Parks Service where there are two “Ennis Combs” listed, both 1st Sgt. One from the U.S.C.T. Cav, Co. M. Another “Ennis Combs” also listed as a 1st Sgt. was in the 120th Regiment U.S.C.T. Inf. Co. A. Since this is a cavalry carbine it more likely belonged to the “Ennis Combs” who was a member of the cavalry. CONDITION: Overall this gun is in very good condition with gray metal with staining and pitting. Stock is sound with various inspector marks in wood and metal; all being discerned. Bore shows crisp, well defined 12 groove rifling. Mechanically gun functions well. 4-46180 JS105 (4,000-7,000)


RARE 1ST VARIATION, JENKS MULE-EAR CARBINE. Cal. 54, Smoothbore, 25-1/2″ bbl including breech, 24-1/4″ is active length at point where ball is pushed. This rarely seen first variant with “round” slot for ball for round ball (instead of oval slot) and no provision for sling ring behind trigger guard. Gun is mounted with two brass bbl bands, brass trigger guard and buttplate with half moon front sight on front band. The loading lever is slotted as rear sight. Breech area of bbl marked, “W. Jenks/USN/RP/P 1844”. Lock-plate is marked, “W.M. Jenks” and “NP Ames/Springfield/Mass”. There are two crisp cartouches on left side of stock above trigger guard “RP” and “JL”. Stock is uncheckered straight grain walnut with oiled finish. Made without sling ring. This gun gets its “mule ear” nickname from the unusual sidehammer lock. About 4,000 of these guns were made between 1844 and 1846. This is the only “mule ear” percussion arm officially accepted by US armed forces and this gun had particular advantage of Jenks design having few moving parts. Jenks breech loading arm only has three major parts. Most metal parts have small sub-inspector initials stamped. Number 37 on underside of loading lever. The bbl retains almost all of its original brown finish and appears unfired with only minor storage damage. This is a rarely offered smoothbore variant in fine condition. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Bbl retains 90% of its original brown finish with numerous small scratches, scrapes and stains. Bbl markings are crisp and well defined. The bore is mostly shiny with areas of staining and pitting. Breech, lock and mechanism components are gray/silver overall with traces of muted case color visible in protected areas, especially inside breech. These components have scattered staining, scratching and pitting. Brass is mostly smooth with mustard colored patina with small scratches and scuffs. Stock is sound and solid with numerous small dings, dents and scratches with bright, crisp cartouches. Mechanically gun functions well. The round hole, smooth bore variation without sling ring is worth a premium. 4-46518 JS123 (3,500-5,500)


JENKS-MERRILL PROTOTYPE CARBINE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. There was a total of about 300 Jenks-Merrill carbines made between 1858-1860. These guns were made by altering Jenks “Mule Ear” carbines from the cumbersome, loose powder and ball as required by the Jenks system to use of Merrill’s combustible cartridge which was easily loaded from its breech mechanism that allowed bullet application at breech. Standard production guns have similar markings, this gun is marked on the breech lever, engraved by hand “JAS. H. Merrill/Patented/July 1858”. The trigger guard is marked behind bow “PATTERN FROM Mr. MERRILL”. This trigger guard was originally gold plated and still retains strong traces as can be seen in photographs which makes us believe this is not one of the 300 production models. Additional markings stamped on back of buttplate read “Pattern from Mr. Merrill. Sept. 1860”. Also the hammer utilized on this gun is not of military type but more closely assimilates one made for a sporting weapon. This backward sliding breech operation was patented by J.H. Merrill July 20, 1858 as US Patent #20954. This is a very fine example of a prototype or patent model made almost as well as production model, that would enhance the most advanced martial collection. CONDITION: This gun is in very good overall condition. Metal surfaces are gray with scattered staining and pitting. The original Jenks bbl markings are partially discernible. Patent markings on breech and trigger guard are very good and discernible as can be seen in pictures. Stock is sound and solid with scattered dings, dents and scratches. On obverse of buttstock there are four small holes and remnants of a bit of glue that apparently at one time held a plaque that has been long since removed. Brass bands and buttplate have yellow patina with scattered staining and scratches. 4-46663 JS116 (6,000-8,000)


RARE SHARPS COMPOSITE HEAVY BARREL SPORTING RIFLE WITH CIVIL WAR INSCRIPTIONS. SN 40277. Cal. 56. Very unusual Sharps rifle that appears to be a New Model 1859 sporting rifle with 28″ heavy oct bbl that has Kentucky rifle style fine Rocky Mountain-type front sight and a thick, heavy, tall, fixed rear sight with very fine notch. Top flat of bbl is altogether unmarked which indicates that it is probably a very old replacement. Bottom of the bbl has an attached iron rail that has two guides, missing its ramrod. Weight: 12 lbs. 12 oz. Forearm appears to be from Sharps with a pewter forend tip and German silver key escutcheon on one side with the other side missing. Buttstock is typical 1859 pattern with 2-pc iron patchbox and a smooth steel buttplate. Bottom of the stock has a sling wire base with no provision for a sling on the bbl. Left side of buttstock is wonderfully carved with a rendition of the 5th Army Corps badge over the top of which is carved “GEN–CRAMER on a ribbon in an arc. Below the corps badge, the stock is carved with several major battles from the Civil War including: Big Bethel, Hanover C.H., Gaines’ Mill, Malvern Hill, 2d Bull Run, Antietam, Snickers Gap, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. Below Chancellorsville is carved some light arabesque patterns and finally is carved the name that appears to be “DORVEE”. All the carving is highlighted with old black & red paint. The 5th Corps was in the Army of the Potomac and fought through all the battles listed, continuing on after Chancellorsville, fighting gallantly at Gettysburg where they had nearly 400 killed. Given that the listed battles on this buttstock stop at Chancellorsville the possibility is strong that the owner of this rifle may not have survived Gettysburg. This rifle, being of large caliber and extra heavy bbl and with fine sights, certainly could have been a Union sharpshooter’s rifle. CONDITION: Fair to good. No orig finish remains; bbl retains a dark, mottled attic brown patina showing heavy wear and some light surface rust; receiver & lockplate are a mottled silver/brown patina with rust on top of breech block and spotted rust elsewhere; buttstock is sound showing heavy wear with almost all of the carving completely legible; forearm shows extreme heavy wear with several cracks & grain checks. Half cock & full cock notches in the hammer are chipped & worn and will not catch at half cock and is not solid at full cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-46673 (8,000-16,000)


“JOHN BROWN SHARPS” SHIPPED TO “BLOODY” KANSAS. SN 17619. Cal 52. Bbl 21-1/2″. This gun is listed by serial number as being purchased by the New England Immigrant Aid Society and were shipped to Kansas. This gun is one of ten guns shipped in case number 689. These first guns delivered to “Bloody” Kansas came in crates famously marked “Books” and “Bibles”. Henry Ward Beecher; the abolitionist preacher believed the Sharps Rifle Co. was a “moral” agency and that “there was more moral power in one of these guns, so far as the slaveholders of Kansas were concerned, then in 100 bibles”. These comments appear in an article in the New York Tribune on Feb. 8, 1856 where after these firearms became known as a “Beecher’s Bible”. This appellation was further encouraged by the marking of the cases in which the guns were shipped as “Books” and “Bibles”, a concealment which appears to have served a double purpose: both hiding the identity of the contents from pro-slavery men and keeping the aid companies from any difficulties with the federal authorities who had forbidden the shipping of arms to the bloody region. There are several hundred guns known by serial number listed in Frank Sellers’ book Sharps Firearms where this information was found. John Brown took 200 of these Aid Society guns for his famous raid on Harper’s Ferry. Only 102 of the original 200 guns were found after Brown and his men were captured. In his book, Seller mentions the history of many of these 1853 carbines which is as many as 800 or 900 probably made it to Kansas used by both slavery advocates and the anti-slavery aid societies. In March of 1856, 100 of these carbines were taken from the river steamer “Arabia” at Lexington, MO by pro-slavery “Border Ruffians”. A copy of this Frank Sellers article accompanies this gun and regardless of its actual history, it was in “Bloody Kansas” and saw light use and is still in fine “as found” condition. This is a standard Model 1853 Sharps carbine which was made between 1854-1858 with a total production of approx. 10,000. This gun has all standard markings. Bbl marked “Sharps Rifle/Manufg. Co./Hartford Conn”. Tang is marked “Sharps/Patent/1848” and serial number “17619”. Lockplate is marked “Sharps/Patent/1852”. Gun is original, complete and authentic in every regard. Regardless of history, you are bidding on a fine example of the classic John Brown Sharps which was known shipped to Kansas in 1855 or 1856. CONDITION: Bbl retains 20% original blue with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Remaining metal is gray/brown with some traces of case colors in protected areas. Bore is fine with crisp rifling with areas of pitting. Forestock and buttstock are very good and solid with scattered scratches, nicks and scrapes. There is a “JPO” stamped in small letters on front of buttstock adjacent to frame. There is a 1/2″ area that has a filled repair just behind these initials in stock. Brass mountings including band, patchbox and buttplate have a yellow patina. Gun is fully functional including Maynard capping device. Correct long range rear sight lacks adjustment to its leaf. 4-46670 JS113 (5,000-7,000)


MODEL 1853 “JOHN BROWN” SHARPS CARBINE. SN 16232. Cal 52. Bbl 21-1/2″. This is a standard Model 1853 Sharps carbine in which about 10,000 were made between 1854-1858. Many of these slant breech Sharps saw service during the Civil War, both North and South, by “Border Ruffians” and anti-slavery zealots in Kansas during the tumultuous time before the Civil War when Kansas was “Bloody Kansas”. John Brown made this model most famous when he raided Harper’s Ferry in an attempt to cause a slave rebellion in America. This particular gun has standard markings associated with this model. Bbl marked “Sharps Rifle/Manufg. Co./Hartford Conn”. Tang marked “Sharps/Patent/1848” and serial number “16232” and matching serial number on bbl. Lockplate is marked “Sharps/Patent/1852”. Gun appears complete and authentic as refinished. CONDITION: Bbl retains 20-30% of its re-blued finish. Maker’s mark forward of sight is only partially discernible from polishing when re-blued. Bore is very good with sharp rifling. Lock, frame, breech and arm retain about 50% of bright blue refinish with balance being gray/silver. Forestock and buttstock are very good and solid with scattered scratches, nicks and scrapes. Brass mountings including band, patchbox and buttplate are cleaned and have yellow patina with staining and scratching. Patchbox, buttplate have earlier serial and assembly numbers, patchbox exhibiting serial number 13843. Gun is fully functional including Maynard capping device. Long range rear sight still retains adjustment and appears Sharps in style but is loose at dovetailed base. 4-46106 JS114 (2,500-4,500)


FINE MODEL 1865 SHARPS CARBINE. Cal. 52. SN C30053. Standard carbine with usual markings throughout. It has a 22″ round bbl, German silver blade on pedestal front sight and adjustable ladder rear sight marked “R.S. Lawrence/Patented Feb. 15th 1859”. Bbl is marked forward of sight “Sharps Rifle/Manufg. Co/Hartford Conn” and rear of sight on bbl “New Model 1865”. Frame and hammer have Sharps and Lawrence patent marks as usually seen and typical sling bar and ring on the left side. Stock has two cartouches which appear to read “MNM” and possibly “JHB”. Bbl is inspected “EPR” and small inspector’s initials are found on many of the other metal parts. This is a fine example of the final production of the Civil War Sharps military carbine with only approx 5000 units produced. CONDITION: Fine overall “as found” condition.. The bbl retains 10-20% original blue and the receiver contains strong traces of muted and fading case colors. Balance of metal is gray/brown with scattered areas of staining and pitting. The wood is sound and solid with scattered nicks, dings and scratches with discernible cartouches as can be seen in photos. Mechanics are crisp, mostly bright, crisp rifling in bore with some pitting. 4-45695 JS110 (2,500-4,500)


SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CARTRIDGE CONVERSION CARBINE. SN 60964. Cal. 50-70. This Indian War era carbine is in excellent, near new condition and is one of the Civil War model percussion carbines converted starting in 1867. Approx 30,000 Sharps carbines of all configurations were converted after the Civil War with 22″ round bbl, with 3-groove rifled liner, and breechblock converted with cam type firing pin. Guns were restocked and refinished as necessary at the armory, as this gun appears retaining original Civil War markings and patented Lawrence rear sight. Various inspector marks are found on this gun in addition to original Civil War sub-inspector marks, a letter “F” is stamped on the right side of the forestock and “DFC” in ribbon cartouche is found on reverse side of buttstock. This is as fine an Indian War era cartridge conversion of a Civil War Sharps carbine as you will find. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bbl retains 95-98% of its original arsenal bright blue with discernible “New Model 1863” behind rear sight and Civil War inspectors initials “TWB” on breech and new arsenal sub-inspector “S” in front of “TWB”. Lock, frame, hammer, loading arm and base plate retains 80% of there case colors with remainder being muted and silver/gray especially on external bow of loop and back of base plate. Screws also retain much of there original bright blue. Buttplate is smooth silver/gray with areas of muted case color. Carbine ring and base are bright. Buttstock is sound and solid with bright cartouche retaining most of its oiled finish and raised grain. Forestock is sound and solid with staining at breech and around escutcheon screw. Mechanism is excellent and crisp. Bore is shiny with good discernible rifling. 4-46482 JS115 (4,000-6,000)


FINE CIVIL WAR SHARPS MODEL 1863 NEW MODEL RIFLE. SN C,35774. Cal. 52. You are bidding on a very fine example of a popular Civil War Sharps 3-band rifle that retains most of its orig finish. The bbl on this gun has a nearly mint bore and retains most all of its orig blue finish. Lock, frame and breechblock retain much of their orig case colors. The gun is mechanically crisp and functional. Buttstock and forestock have a deep red color under their oiled finish. Crisp inspector cartouches are found along with sub-inspector marks found on most every part. This is a very fine Civil War rifle that would be difficult to upgrade. CONDITION: Bbl retains about 95% of its orig bright blue finish, though thinning overall, there are rubbed areas with losses of finish at muzzle where a bayonet was possibly fit. Bbl markings are crisp and well defined though the “6” and “3” in “New Model 1863” are weakly struck. Frame and lock retain strong areas of case color. Lock has 60-70% case color, though mostly muted as can be seen in photos. Frame retains about 40% case color on left side, but just traces on right with balance being silver/gray with scattered areas of staining and pinprick pitting. Other metal parts are smooth with silver/gray patina including hammer, buttplate, patchbox, bands and nosecap. Sub-inspector mark “M” or “W” are found on each bbl band, frame, hammer, patchbox base, buttplate, trigger guard. Other inspector letters such as “G”, “S”, “C”, “D” or “P” are found on patchbox door, lever latch, frame, lock and lever. Inspector mark “MNM” is found stamped on bottom of forestock, top of buttplate comb and left flat of bbl at breech. Buttstock also has two crisp and well struck cartouches reading “AWM” and “TWR” as can be seen in photos. Stocks are sound and solid with some raised grain retaining most of their original oil finish with scattered small dings, dents and scratches. Several screw heads still retain remnants of bright blue finish. The reproduction copy of the Civil War era rifle sling is in very fine, usable, complete condition. Gun functions fine mechanically and exhibits a bright, crisp bore. 4-46881 JS168 (6,000-9,000)


BURNSIDE CARBINE SN #1. SN 1. Cal. 54. Not only is this serial number 1; this is among the nicest example of the popular 5th model Burnside carbine you will find. This gun exhibits bright blue finish, bright case colors on a raised grain stock. This gun conforms to other guns of this pattern with 21″ bbl and about 39″ overall. This gun was designed by the Civil War general Ambrose Burnside. The cartridge this carbine used was one of the most unique of the Civil War being an “ice cream cone” shaped brass casing though this was still a percussion arm. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Bbl retains 90% of its blue finish though much turning plum with scattered areas of scratching and light pitting. The frame, lock and hammer exhibit 60-70% muted case colors with balance being silver/gray. The breech lever, breech and backstrap exhibit 95% bright brilliant blue with scattered rust and numerous small scrapes and scratches on bottom of lever. Buttstock is sound and solid with scattered tiny scrapes, scratches, dings and dents. Forestock has one small 1/2″ chip with scattered dings and dents. Bore is bright and crisp and appears unfired. 4-46666 (10,000-15,000)


UNIQUE PROTOTYPE BURNSIDE FOR RIM-FIRE CARTRIDGE 1865. SN NSN. Cal. 56? This gun at first glance appears to be a standard 3rd or 4th Model Burnside carbine but the gun is engraved on breech “Burnsides Patent Model of 1865 Ilion N.Y.”. The breech is a solid block, more like a 1st Model Burnside but it accepts a tapered cartridge that is rim-fire as hammer is extended and pushes pin to contact top rim an unknown cartridge to us. Jasper H. Selwyn patented a center-fire cartridge August 14, 1866, US Patent #57629 that has turned up and according to George Hoyem on pg. 83 of History & Development of Small Arms Ammunition Vol. 2 states that these 577 cartridges were a mystery until it was discovered that there were Burnside center-fire conversions. We are unaware of a center-fire Burnside and this is the only rim-fire we have ever seen and it quite possibly was made for the government trials of 1865 because it appears to mic at 56 caliber when the government was looking for a new guns and Spencer 56-50 caliber. This is quite possibly the only specimen known and more research may determine its origin and Ilium, NY address. This gun is in beautiful condition and is a must for any advanced Burnside or Civil War carbine collector. CONDITION: Bbl retains 80-90% of its plum finish which was originally blue with areas of pitting. Lock, hammer, buttplate and frame retains about 50% of there muted case colors with the remainder silver/gray with several areas of pitting. Breech retains 80-90% of its bright blue with areas of pitting especially on top as can be seen in pictures. Loading arm retains about 10% of its blue finish with remainder gray and brown. Stocks are sound and solid with some raised grain with scattered dings and dents. There is an inset diamond shaped piece of wood around lock escutcheon which appears original to the manufacturer of this gun. Gun is void of proofs with exception of patent information on breech and marking “Cast Steel 1864” stamped on top of bbl. 4-46668 (10,000-15,000)


BURNSIDE BREECH LOADING PERCUSSION RIFLE. SN 848. Cal. 54. 25-5/8″ rnd bbl, rifle w/five grooves w/right hand twist. Front sight located 1″ from muzzle, rear sight is a high sight wall type graduated to 400 yds. This rifle equipped to mount a sabre bayonet by means of a slip ring w/integral stud that is screw clamped to the bbl and set back 4″ from muzzle. Unmarked breech showing only SN 848. Breech mechanism is a Burnside 5th model. All mountings are steel. Front sling swivel is mounted 9″ behind muzzle and the rear sling swivel is mounted 6″ from the butt plate and mounted to a standard Burnside carbine butt stock. CONDITION: All metal is in fine condition, showing light surface staining on breech and breech tang. Wood is in very good plus condition w/very minor handling marks. This is a fine example of an extremely rare breech-loading carbine produced in the configuration of a rifle as seen on several other Civil War breech loading carbine actions. 4-35997 (2,000-3,000)


VERY RARE EARLY MERRILL SADDLE RING CARBINE WITH STAPLE FRONT SIGHT. SN 341. Cal. 54. Standard very early 1st Model Merrill carbine with the rare staple front sight and a 3-leaf carbine rear sight with 22-1/8″ rnd bbl. Mounted in an uncheckered straight grain walnut stock with short forearm and a single flat brass band retained with a screw in the bottom. Action area of the stock has raised side panels with a sling bar & ring in the left side. Buttstock is mounted with a 2-pc brass patchbox and a brass carbine buttplate. Trigger guard is also of brass made in two pieces. Lockplate is early type, flat with beveled edges. The Merrill carbine is unique, being breech loading by means of a top lever secured into the rear sight base by means of a knurled edged latch. Releasing the latch allows the lever, which is hinged in the top tang, to be raised & drawn to the rear which withdraws the copper faced breech plug, which allows for a paper cartridge to be inserted. The breech is then closed and the nipple is then capped and firing proceeds. CONDITION: Very good overall. All visible parts matching numbered. Bbl and other metal surfaces are gray/brown with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Staple front sight is completely intact. Lockplate, hammer and breech are gray/brown overall with good, easily discerned markings as can be seen in pictures. Brass has mustard colored patina with old cleaning. Stock is sound, though there are two long cracks in wrist about 3″ long. Crack in front is hairline, crack on reverse extends from escutcheon to breech. There are no discernible cartouches and scattered small dings and scratches and old sanding visible around shoulders. Mechanism mechanically is fine. Nipple is broken, but base remains. 4-46669 (7,000-9,000)


ENGRAVED 1ST MODEL MERRILL CARBINE. SN 2840. Cal. 54. This gun made by J.H. Merrill in Baltimore, MD is a standard 1st Model carbine with 22-1/8″ bbl being brass mounted including bbl band, trigger guard, buttplate and patchbox. Standard markings occur with Merrill’s patent on lock and breech; matching serial number on breech and lock. What’s different about this gun is that these engraved models often called Officer’s Models have nice floral engraved embellishments on lock, hammer, breech, bbl band, trigger guard, buttplate and patchbox; brass components are also silver plated. These engraved Merrill’s are quite scarce and this is a nice example that is rarely offered. CONDITION: Metal surfaces are overall gray with markings and engraving all easily discerned as can be seen in photos. Brass retains about 30% of its original silver plating. Stock is sound though there is a 3″ crack extending from hammer to breech with a 1/4″ chip to center of crack. Stock along with brass and metal components have all been coated with a heavy varnish which is still 60-70% intact as can be seen in photos. Sling bar has large dent in center. Mechanically gun functions well. 4-46665 JS120 (6,500-8,500)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Additional Information: Consignor notes this ultra rare specimen is most certainly a pre-production pattern or inventor’s model. It has unique hand engraved patent markings at the back of the receiver – production units were stamped. It is also devoid of inspector’s cartouches or U.S. surcharge which would be present on a production unit.

CIVIL WAR ERA PALMER BOLT ACTION CARBINE. Cal. 50. 20″ bbl. This is a nice example of the first bolt action metallic cartridge arm accepted by the U.S Government. Only about 1,000 of these guns were made by Lamson & Company in Windsor, Vermont and delivered in June 1865. These were not issued to troops due to cessation of hostilities two months earlier. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of other specimens and markings “US/EG Lamson & Co/Windsor VT” and “1865” on lock and on back of breech “WM Palmer/Patent/DEC.22.1863”. Gun is mounted with 1-pc uncheckered walnut stock with single bbl band and a 1″ carbine bar opposite lock. Gun appears original and complete overall. CONDITION: This gun is very good overall. Bbl overall is brown with rust and pitting. Rifling in bore is crisp and well defined. Balance of metal is gray with scattered staining and small areas of pitting, lock retains strong traces of blue case color. Stock is sound and solid with good edges with scattered small nicks, dings and dents. There is no US surcharge on buttplate or any inspector cartouches or any inspector marks discerned. 4-46667 JS125 (3,000-6,000)


CIVIL WAR ENFIELD ARTILLERY CARBINE. SN NSN. Cal. 577. This iron mounted Model 1853 artillery carbine has 24″ bbl with bayonet lug and Birmingham proofs which include gauge markings “25” which denote 577 caliber. Lock is marked and dated “Tower / 1861” plus an additional marking forward of Tower marking reading a crown over “B” over “SA” over “C” for “Birmingham Small Arms Co.” Many identified Confederate arms are “Birmingham Small Arms.” Buttstock is stamped with maker’s mark on bottom of comb, which is only partially discernible along with proofs which are also not discernible. This gun is all orig and authentic with exception of replaced ramrod and nipple. CONDITION: Bbl is brown with areas of pitting and rust. Rifling in bore is discernible though rust and pitted. Other metal surfaces are gray with scattered pitting and cleaning. Stock is good and sound, sanded such that stock markings are weak and not discernible with 1″ crack forward of rear lock screw escutcheon and 1-1/2″ x 1/4″ inset repair below lock. Brass has yellow patina under old cleaning. 4-46102 JS109 (1,000-2,000)


REMINGTON MODEL 1863 ZOUAVE PERCUSSION RIFLE W/BAYONET. NSN. Cal. 58. This is a fine example of the popular Remington Civil War rifle in near new condition. This gun conforms to normal configuration with a 33″ blued rnd bbl with “VP”/eaglehead proofs and “1863” date on bbl tine. Left side of bbl stamped “STEEL” followed by “RKA” inspector mark, 2-leaf rear sight and distinctive Remington part cylindrical front sight and bayonet lug. This gun is brass mounted with two spring retained bbl bands, nose cap, trigger guard, buttplate and patchbox. These brass components each have small brass inspector’s initials such as “B”, “C”, “L” or “S”. Stock has two crisp inspector cartouches which appear to read “HDJ” and “BH”. This is a fine, complete and original example of the popular brass mounted Remington rifle with beautiful stock and metal retaining much of its original finish with a like-new bore. Accompanied by proper imported bayonet which measures 21″ long, straight, with socketed brass grip and pommel, with integral finger guard. The black leather scabbard has a brass throat, with a lug to engage a leather Bayonet frog which is included. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95%+ blue finish with areas of small nicks, dents and scratches. Bore is excellent with crisp, clean rifling discernible. Lock and hammer are gray/silver overall with scattered areas of staining and traces of case color. Brass is very good overall with scattered nicks, scratches and yellow patina. Stock is sound and solid with small storage scratches, dings and dents. Bayonet is very good, scabbard leather starting to dry out and chip, but sound. frog is fine. Inspector’s cartouches are very good as can be seen in photographs. Mechanically gun functions well.This is a fine, complete and original example of the popular brass mounted Remington rifle with beautiful stock and metal retaining much of its original finish with a like-new bore. 4-46097 JS108 (3,000-5,000)


SPENCER MODEL 1865 SADDLE RING CARBINE, COLORADO TERRITORY. SN 28496. Cal 56-50, 20″ rnd bbl. This is a fine Model 1865 with rare Colorado Territorial markings branded in buttstock in 5/16″ high letters “U.S. Col. Ter.”. Colorado was a territory from the beginning of the Civil War until it became a state in 1876. This gun would’ve been used by Colorado cavalry throughout the early Indian Wars. This gun is in “as found” condition with excellent patina and markings being all original and complete. This gun is in the normal configuration noted of other 1865s. Breech is marked “MODEL 1865 / SPENCER REPEATING RIFLE / PAT’D MARCH 6, 1860 / MANUF’D AT PROV. RI. BY BURNSIDE RIFLE CO.”. Serial number is found at back of breech. Various sub-inspector marks are found on metal parts. Two crisp inspector cartouches are found in buttstock behind saddle ring bar. This is a fine example of a rarely seen Colorado Territorial marked 1865 Spencer Carbine that is in original “as found” condition. CONDITION: Bbl overall is brown and smooth with areas of staining and pitting. Frame, lock, lever & sling bar retain small traces of case colors with balance being brown patina with scattered areas of rust and pitting. Stocks are sound and solid with a few scattered dings, dents and scratches. There is about a 1/2″ chip in buttstock behind lock that does not effect esthetics. Cartouches are good and discernible. Gun is mechanically sound. Bore retains good discernible rifling with scattered staining and pitting. 4-46105 JS127 (3,000-5,000)


SPRINGFIELD ALTERED SPENCER CARBINE. SN 12433. Cal. 50. Post Civil War Springfield alteration with 22″, 3-groove bbl and Stabler device. It has a square base front sight with a standard Springfield ladder rear sight. Sling-bar and rear sling swivel have been removed. Stock is uncheckered American walnut with small rnd forearm, sgl band with sling swivels & straight stock with inspector’s initials on top of comb and a barely discernible “ESA” cartouche behind sling-bar. This arm which was refinished and restocked at arsenal when converted removed bbl and frame markings such that only discernible marks remain are serial number and scattered sub-inspector marks on many metal pieces. CONDITION: Metal surfaces overall are gray/brown with scattered staining and pitting. Bore is very good with crisp rifling with pitting. Stocks are sound and solid as refinished. Rear sight is replaced as is blade to front sight. Hammer screw is replaced with smaller screw and washer. Stabler turn-key is replaced with a screw. 4-46207 JS128 (1,500-2,500)


CIVIL WAR BLAKESLEE QUICK LOADER CARTRIDGE BOX FOR SPENCER CARBINE. Because of the rapid speed that a Spencer carbine could be fired, a special box needed to be designed to hold cartridges for loading. Erasmus Blakeslee patented this box late in 1864. U.S. Government contracts for over 30,000 boxes were delivered to the War Department but few were used in the Civil War. This particular box is one made by E. Gaylord of Chicopee, Mass and this box is so marked. This box is marked in large cartouche on front of box “Blakeslees Cartridge Box / US / Patd Dec 20 1864″ above the Gaylord maker’s mark as can be seen in photos. This box is in sound condition, being composed of wood block with tin covering. Wood block holding 10 tubes which would hold 7 Spencer cartridges each. This is covered in sewn leather with a hinged leather top with a leather tab. There is a leather strap attached to box which is present. SIZE: 12″ x 4″ x 3”. CONDITION: Box is in overall sound good condition including locking tab and attaching strap, which are most often missing. Leather covering is in good condition with numerous scuffs, scrapes and has shrunk leaving a gap as can be seen in photographs from top of box along with some stitching pulling loose and glued repair to strap which appears added after time of mfg. maker’s mark in leather is partially obscured from crazing and wear of box. Interior wood block and all 10 ten tubes are present and in good, usable condition. 4-46208 JS104 (4,000-7,000)


RARE ARTICULATED CAST IRON TOY OF A SOLDIER ON HORSEBACK. Attributed to the Wm. Shimer, Son & Co., a relatively small manufacturer of toys in the late 19th and early 20th century. The company manufactured a number of toys with a great deal of intricacy to the iron castings especially their horses. Rare and seldom found these toys are highly sought after by collectors, particularly ones that have visual appeal. This toy features a polychromed soldier w/backpack mounted on his horse. When the toy is pushed forward by the child by means of a wooden stick attached to the wire armature, the horse proceeds to gallop along in a most realistic nature. Approx. 7″ tall & 17″ from front hoof to top/end of stick. CONDITION: Overall very fine condition with wonderful orig. paint, minor paint loss to rims of the iron wheels. 8-76347 JL1 (800-1,200)


RARE CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPH OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER. This very rare photograph of Custer with folded arms by Matthew Brady is listed by Katz as number 72 in his reference. The albumen photograph which measures about 2.5 x 3.5″ is mounted on a 4.25″ x 6″ card with no imprint and is in beautiful condition. CONDITION: Overall very good with soiling and staining as can be seen in photos. 4-47025 JS212 (5,500-6,500)


RARE CIVIL WAR CDV OF BRIG. GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. This scarce photo as brigadier general is listed in Katz as number20 and was taken in mid-1863. Custer’s affinity to camera had not yet begun in earnest and photos such as these are much scarcer than late war and Indian War. This rare view in profile by Matthew Brady was copied by many photographers, but original imprints by Brady are scarce. CONDITION: Very good overall with soiling and staining 4-47024 JS211 (4,500-5,500)


CIVIL WAR STEREO CARD OF YOUNG LIEUTENANT GEORGE A. CUSTER WITH PET DOG, 1862. The fresh out of West Point, Lieut. Custer is shown in a tent during the Peninsula campaign between May and August of 1862. Custer was quite fond of dogs, and he is photographed several times after the Civil War with dogs and Libby fondly mentions the large pack of dogs they lived with. This is no doubt among the earliest images of Custer during the Civil War, and probably the earliest picture of Custer with one of his pets. CONDITION: Overall very good with soiling and edge wear as can be seen in photos. 4-47026 JS213 (2,500-3,500)


RARE CIVIL WAR CDV OF BRIG. GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER. This scarce photo as brigadier general is listed in Katz as number 29 and was taken in mid-1863. Custer’s affinity to camera had not yet begun in earnest and early photos such as these are much scarcer. CONDITION: Very good overall with soiling and staining, top left corner is that about 1/4 inch 4-47023 JS210 (1,800-2,000)


WEST POINT REGISTER OF “GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER’S” GRADUATING CLASS. This rarely seen “Register” lists rankings of students graduating in this West Point, June 1861 class of 35; George Armstrong Custer is listed last being 35th of 35 students. It is often said that if the war had not begun that Custer would’ve never completed his training. This small official pamphlet is 20 pages long and measures about 5.5” x 4”. CONDITION: Good overall, paper wraps are missing. All pages are intact and complete. 4-47016 JS203 (300-500)


RARE & UNIQUE PHOTO OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER, 1876. This unique photograph was taken during the 1876 sitting of Custer by famous and eccentric celebrity photographer Jose M. Mora of New York City and descended from the estate of Dr. Samuel Allen of Black Hills fame. An archive of other Dr. Allen objects are being sold in this auction as well. This cabinet card which measures about 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches is not listed in Katz and is only example known by us. The reverse of this card is signed “Custer” in old brown ink in similar style to Custer’s own hand. CONDITION: Photograph and mounting card are overall good condition being soiled with areas of acid burn and foxing. 4-47017 JS204 (8,000-10,000)


FINE 1875 VINTAGE PHOTO OF GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER IN FULL REGALIA. This fine CDV of Gen. Custer was taken not long before his death and shows full dress regalia including “Russian knot” epaulets and aiguillettes (popular in Europe) which would become very fashionable in the American military after Custer’s death. He was a trendsetter it appears in style and had his photographs well circulated. CONDITION: Very good overall with top corners trimmed as can be seen in photo. 47022 JS209 (3,500-4,500)


FABULOUS 7th US CAVALRY ARCHIVE AND CAPTURED PIPE OF “LITTLE BIG HORN” SURVIVOR AND HERO IN RENO’S COMMAND, SGT LOUIS ROTT, RECOMMENDED TO RECEIVE “MEDAL OF HONOR.”. The three Custer 7th Cavalry documents and captured Sioux pipe have come from Gloria B. Wood, a direct descent of the family of Sgt. Louis Rott, company “K” 7th US Cavalry. The documents and pipe are archivally framed by family and only pipe removed for study. Sergeant Rott survived the battle of Little Big Horn serving in Lieut. Edward Godfrey’s company under Reno’s command. Rott was recommended to be given the Congressional Medal of Honor for retrieving water for wounded and dying troopers from heavy Indian fire while penned down with Reno, where several comrades did receive the MOH and several were killed in this daring act so written about in all annals of the Reno fight at Little Big Horn. Rott was involved in all other Indian actions in the 7th Cavalry during his 1872-1878 military career. He would serve as mounted police officer in NYC after Indian Wars. Wartime service with the Custer’s 7th Cavalry included the Yellowstone expedition in August of 1873, the Black Hills expedition in 1874, the Yellowstone and Big Horn expedition in 1876 that terminated with the battle of the Little Big Horn and Custer’s death. Sergeant Rott was then part of the 7th Cavalry’s expedition of 1877 under Gen. Nelson Miles and he was involved in the battle against Nez Perce Indians near Bear Paw Mountain. Earlier that year at the battle of Muddy Creek, May 7, 1877 Louis Rott collected and inscribed the spectacular complete Sioux pipe included in this lot. In the battle known as “Little Muddy Creek”, General Miles had essentially followed the same route Custer had the previous year into the Big Horn Valley. On May 7 he executed an assault on a Minneconjou camp similar to that encountered by Custer the previous year with 471 men, the Indians were routed and Chief Lame Deer was killed. This large catlinite pipe is impeccably carved on three sides “Sioux Indian/Medicine Pipe”, “Captured at the Battle/of Muddy Creek/May 7th 1877”, “Louis Rott/ 7th U.S. Cav”. The original stem is intact and complete and pipe overall measures 30”. Rott’s 1874 dated appointment to sergeant is signed by Col. George Armstrong Custer along with Lieut. William W Cooke who of course would both be killed at the Little Big Horn. Lieut. Cooke who was an aide of Custer’s was author of the famous last message to Frederick Benteen, “Benteen, Come On, Big Village. Be Quick. Bring Packs. WW Cooke. PS Bring Packs” Of course the “packs” contained the extra ammunition that would have saved everyone’s lives if they could’ve been brought up. Custer signed appointments are quite rare and few are known, especially one so historic to a survivor in Reno’s command who was cited for bravery in carrying water up a dangerous ravine to the wounded of the 7th Calvary. The next framed document in this lot is a beautiful discharge paper (with colored decorated highlights) signed by Edward Godfrey of his own company “K” who he served under at Little Big Horn. Rott would serve with Godfrey at the battle of Bear Paw Mountain in 1877 where Godfrey was wounded and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor that eluded Rott. The last document in this grouping is a synopsis of battles Rott was involved in and a recommendation for the “Congressional Medal of Honor” by Godfrey’s successor, Capt. Edward Mathey, Company “K” 7th US Cavalry. This document has no date visible but could have more content on reverse, but was not removed from archival frame, most likely document dates October, 1877 after General Miles Black Hills campaign. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a copy of a 4 page letter written by Gloria B. Wood, at age 72, describing the above items and their history as being handed down directly through her family. Also a timelime of 1st Sgt Louis Rott’s service as it relates to the items as written by Ms. Wood. Also a copy of an interment receipt dated 12-12-1897 from The Evergreens Cemetery, Brookline, NY for the burial of Sgt Rott. CONDITION: Pipe has old break with glued repair as can be seen in photos, otherwise very good with fine patinaed surfaces. Documents all have some fading and staining, but as can be seen in photos, both Custer signed appointment and Godfrey signed discharge are very good with easily discernible signatures and content. 4-47032, 4-47033, 4-47034, 4-47035 JS218 (45,000-65,000)


IMPORTANT LETTER TO GENERAL RANDALL MACKENZIE CONCERNING CUSTER BATTLE “SOUVENIRS” CAPTURED BY INDIANS JUST AFTER MASSACRE AT LITTLE BIG HORN. Octavo letter has been archivally framed such that both sides can be seen. This letter is written by order of Gen. George Crook to Gen. Randall McKenzie at Camp Robinson less than two months after Custer’s demise. It is important to Crook and his superiors in Washington that any personal possessions of the victims who died with Custer that are now in the possession of Indians should be collected and returned to grieving relatives. This official “true copy” was ordered given to Indian agent at the Red Cloud agency which was protected by troops at Camp Robinson. The ring of Lieut. William Van Reilly so well described as having a “bloodstone with device of a Griffin’s head, holding a key in its mouth” was recovered from an Indian who surrendered at Camp Robinson in April of 1877. That ring is now in the collections of the Smithsonian Institute. Other souvenirs known recaptured and now in museums included a guidon pennant shown in famous contemporary photograph with General Crook. This order in this letter, no doubt lead to the recovery of these important returned artifacts. We can find nothing similar ever offered. CONDITION: Three punched holes for binder do not affect text, ink is dark and discernible though docketing date after “re’d Red Cloud Agency” has ink stain obscuring several letters, but date “Oct 2, 1876” is reentered in line below. Letter could not be removed from frame for further examination that appear sound and solid no problems to paper. 4-47014 JS232 (17,500-22,500)


HAND-DRAWN MILITARY MAP OF THE LAST SIOUX INDIAN WAR CAMPAIGN. This glazed cotton map measures 22″ x 18″ and is hand-drawn by military engineer showing most of Montana and South Dakota and surrounding areas showing key military camps and forts; also shown in red ink are commanding officers and units at various locations. Our research shows that this map to date 1889 or 1890 just prior to operations against Indians involved in “Ghost Dance Ceremonies” at the Pine Ridge Agency. These actions and subsequent massacre became known as the “Battle of Wounded Knee.” As can be seen in red inked insets of the prominent troops involved under General Nelson Miles such as Brigadier General John Rutter Brooke with his eight companies of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, and companies of 9th Cavalry, infantry companies, and Company E First Artillery that used Hotchkiss cannon against the Indians during the massacre which killed between 300 and 350 men, women, and children and officially brought an end to the Sioux Indian Wars. This map descended in the family of a lifetime soldier and just came from N.C. Estate. This map which is in wonderful condition shows pretty much all of the upper plains and sites of early Indian War campaigns against the Sioux including such ominous sites as Camp Custer, Camp Lame Deer Creek, Camp Yates, and many others as can be seen in photos. Camp Custer is shown on the site of Custer’s 1876 battle and “Camp Lame Deer Creek” is on the site of Reno’s stand that same battle. This is an important and unique ma with nothing similar being found in any archive previously offered, showing all U.S. Troops stationed during the weeks prior to “WOUNDED KNEE”. CONDITION: Map overall is in very good sound condition. All black and red ink markings are clearly discernible. The top 1″ of map has fold and several tears with staining at fold where originally framed and now removed. Map appears to be trimmed and may be part of a larger map with more of “Department of the Platte”, but the portion here shows the vast majority of the Indian War activity. George Crook was the original commander of this department in 1866. Later, it was O. O. Howard, and in 1888 John Brother Brooke took command for two years. 76346 JS85 (5,000-7,000)


LETTER WRITTEN BY “LITTLE BIG HORN” SURVIVOR EDWARD PIGFORD. This most interesting two-page letter written by Edward Pigford to Earle R. Forrest in March of 1932 states “I was with major Reno from the start to the finish… in (Pangh Brn) hollow. I am the white man living that saw the last of Custer’s 5 companies go down. Come over I will show you proof that I was in it all..” Edward D. Pigford is listed on the Little Big Horn rosters as being in company “M” and wounded in Reno’s Valley during a skirmish line fight. Company “M” was in part of Reno’s circle closest to the “water carrier’s ravine and closest to Little Big Horn River, he died nine months after he wrote this letter in December 1932 at his Pennsylvania home. Earle R Forrest apparently did take up Pigford on his invitation as a front page article by Forrest appears in the Washington Observer, Washington,PA dated 10-4-1932 chronicling Pigford’s recount of Custer’s demise. Forrest was a well-known historian who spent much of his early life exploring the Western United States while working as a cowboy. A large archive of his material is housed at the Museum of Northern Arizona. The bulk of his collection relates to Cowboys, cowboy life Indian people, and the old West in general. At the time of this letter Forrest was writing a column for the Washington Observer, concerning forgotten items of historical interest, Forrest also wrote for Travel magazine, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, the Curio Collector, Westerners Brand Book and others. CONDITION: Overall very good as presented in archival frame 4-47056 JS233 (6,000-8,000)


IMPORTANT FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF LIFE OF “CALIFORNIA JOE”. When Joseph E Milner decided to write a biography about his famous grandfather “California Joe”, he tried to add to extensive family records more personal information that could only come from someone still alive in 1927 who had known him and served with him. Franklin W Hall corresponded with Milner and this is the original letter 7-page letter which ends with “In conclusion I will say that California Joe was noted for his wonderful marksmanship at long range. He had few, if any superiors, and mighty few equals. His trusty old Sharps rifle..and pipe were his constant companions.”. Milner no doubt used this information in his Caldwell, Idaho 1935 book California Joe, Noted Scout and Indian Fighter and Authentic Account of Custer’s Last Fight. This wonderful informative holographic octavo letter is still retained in its 1929 stamped and canceled envelope. CONDITION: Very good overall as can be seen in photos. 4-47053 JS230 (3,000-4,000)


RARE INDIAN WAR BOOK AND ADVERTISING BROADSIDE. This rare 78 page “Dime Novel” by Mustang Bill (William Rhodes Decker) published in 1876 just months after “Little Big Horn Massacre” was among the very first of the very glamorous accounts of a gallant General Custer defending himself and his men against overwhelming odds at “Custer’s Last Stand”, and other accounts of Custer during the Indian War. Mustang Bill states he is an Indian scout in this action filled chronicle that ends with a closing chapter on “Rain-In-The-Face”, the Indian devil. This rare book is listed in Howes, U.S. Iana as D194 (“aa” rarity). The accompanying broadside measuring about 9.5” x 12” is printed in English on obverse and German on reverse and we could find no other examples listed. This rare book and advertising broadside are in beautiful condition and may never be found together again. CONDITION: Book very good overall and complete as collated, pictorial wrappers have edge chipping and soiling, staining as can be seen in photos, broadside overall very good with one small archival tape repair on reverse. 4-47018 JS205 (2,500-3,500)


FABULOUS ARCHIVAL GROUPING OF CIVIL WAR & 7TH CAVALRY ITEMS FROM ARMY SURGEON DR.SAMUEL J.ALLEN,JR. Dr. Samuel J Allen, Jr.(1845-1930) was in the 5th Mass Infantry. Later was an assistant surgeon in the 7th US Calvary and was with Custer during The 1874 Black Hills Expedition. This grouping consists of a leather billfold which holds seven stereo card photographs of Custer’s 1874 Black Hills Expedition with notes in Dr. Allen’s hand. Views include “Our first crossing of an alkali valley” which depicts at least 50 cover ligands, back courses and people resting in the grass, “Permanent camp at Agnes Park” and “Floral Valley”, “Golden Valley on French’s Creek”, “Sioux Indian, Ft Randall, D.T. October, 1874”, “Teepee with Indians”, “Our first Grisley Kilin” showing famous view of Custer with Grizzly Bear, all photographs are by W. H. Illingworth who accompanied Custer on this expedition where Custer himself named the places not mapped or seen before by white men. Included is a nice example of a small military used brass telescope with patent leather cover. The objective lens is 7/8 of an inch in diameter, closed the telescope measures 5 inches and opened it is 13 3/8 inches overall. There are no discernible markings as typical on the Civil War or Indian War era telescopes. Also included are two medical books one dated 1883 the other 1926 used later by Dr. Allen. Also included in this grouping is an incredible “Wounded Bible” with a period inscription inside the front cover: “This book was taken from the left brest(sic) pocket of S.J. Allen Co B 5th Mass Inftr 2nd Div 8th Corps (hosfer)? after battle Sailor’s Creek Apr 7 1865/Cornelius Redburn/Surg in charge”. This wonderful 1863 dated New Testament relic, with the minnie ball still embedded deep in the pages of Romans VI, has descended through the family of Dr. Allen as have the other artifacts in this grouping. Also, Volume 1 of an 1861 dated “Hardee’s Tactics” signed in front by James McIntosh. Also included is the Memorial and obituary of the father noted Civil War Surgeon Dr. Samuel J. Allen, Sr. CONDITION: Stereo views are good and sound overall, scattered scuffs especially at edges, stains and soiling that can be seen in photographs however images mostly have good contrast and comments inked by Dr. Allen or photographer are discernible. Accompanying books are complete the well used the earlier Index of the Practice of Medicine has scuffed and torn leather cover. Telescope overall very good, fair optics, leather covering is intact scattered areas of staining and scuffing. Bible has damaged cover and pages due to impact a projectile which is loose and still in the Bible. Inscriptions are mostly clear and legible. Manual and Memorial (missing p 5-8) book very good overall, complete with scattered soiling and staining the covers. 4-47021, 4-47040,4-47043 JS208 (8,000-10,000)


FINE PHOTO OF “COMANCHE”, THE LONE U.S. SURVIVOR OF “LITTLE BIG HORN MASSACRE.”. This fine albumen photograph shows “Comanche” and his handler by DF Barry measuring about 8” x 5.75” Comanche was purchased in 1868 at a cost of $90.00. Captain Myles W. Keogh, commander, Company I, 7th Cavalry is said to have chosen Comanche as his personal mount in September 1868, but this is disputed. Private James Severs, Company M, 7th Cavalry is among those credited with discovering Comanche on the Custer Battlefield, weak with bullet and arrow wounds. He was nursed back to health and brought back with the wounded to Fort Abraham Lincoln, aboard the ship “Far West” for recuperation. After a lengthy convalescence in a special sling and stall at the post, he soon became the venerated regimental mascot and accompanied the regiment until his death at Fort Riley, Kansas on November 9, 1891. General Order No. 7, April 10, 1878 serves today as a fitting epitaph to this old warhorse: “HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH U.S. CAVALRY; FORT ABRAHAM LINCOLN, DAKOTA TERRITORY, April 10, 1878. General Orders No. 7. The horse known as “Comanche” being the only living representative of the bloody tragedy of the Little Big Horn, Montana, June 25, 1876, his kind treatment and comfort should be a matter of special pride and solicitude on the part of the 7th Cavalry, to the end that his life may be prolonged to the utmost limit. Though wounded and scarred, his very silence speaks in terms more eloquent than words of the desperate struggle against overwhelming odds of the hopeless conflict, and heroic manner in which all went down that day. The commanding officer of “I” troop will see that a special and comfortable stall is fitted up for Comanche; he will not be ridden by any person whatever under any circumstances, nor will he be put to any kind of work. Hereafter upon all occasions of ceremony (of mounted regimental formation), Comanche, saddled, bridled, and led by a mounted trooper of Troop I, will be paraded with the regiment. By Command of Colonel Sturgis, Commanding 7th US Cavalry. CONDITION: Photograph and card are overall very good condition, the DF Barry paper label on reverse is also very good as is the “Barry” blind stamp found on face of image. 4-47015 JS202 (1,500-2,000)


PECTORAL GORGETS OF SIOUX INDIAN CHIEFS; “RED CLOUD” & “SPOTTED TAIL”. These extremely well provenanced and documented German silver pectoral decorations come from William Starring; a lifetime military officer who graduated from West Point in 1860. Starring served in the Civil War and was transferred to the west where he is most famous for writing the dictionary of the Lakota Sioux which was published on a small army press at Ft. Laramie, Dakota Territory in 1866 and limited to only 50 copies (which the last copy sold for $84,000 in 2005). This book is the first book printed in what would become the state of Wyoming. Starring lived with many Indian scouts and during the winter of 1865 he along with translator Charles Guerreu compiled this extensive vocabulary in his dictionary. He developed an intimate relation with the Sioux that few other white men had opportunity to do in this timeframe. Because of his closeness to the Sioux, Starring was able to obtain these rare relics and document their provenance. The “stylized bird” shaped 6″ and 7″ German silver ornaments still retain there original rawhide cords where they were tied at bottom pectoral vests as seen in contemporary photographs of Indians wearing similar devices. In Starring’s hand are written “Ornament Red Cloud” and “Ornament of Spotted Tail-Sioux Chief”. Red Cloud’s ornament has simplistic engraved effigy of a man and on reverse of each has a stylized four leaf geometric figures as can be seen in photographs and other decorated Indian objects of the mid 19th Century. Each pectoral is enclosed in official military envelopes of the Chief Ordinance Officer, Headquarters Dept. of the Columbia, Vancouver Barracks, W.T. (Washington Territory). Washington did not become a state until 1889. Starring’s last command was at the same barracks where the identifications on envelopes are written where Starring died in 1889. William Starring traveled throughout the American West during the height of the Plains Indian Wars. Starring with his mastery of the Sioux language and his intimacy with many of the Sioux most likely received these ornaments possibly in the peace talks of 1866 where war chiefs Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, Standing Elk and Dull Knife went to Ft. Laramie to negotiate the Treaty of the Powder River Basin. This along with subsequent peace treaties meant very little as Americans and Indians disregarded content and continuing wars continued. Spotted Tail seeing that fighting would be to no avail, no longer led his people to war, but fought for the rest of his life as a statesman in the interest of his people until his death in 1881. Spotted Tail outlived all his other contemporary Sioux Chiefs living into the 20th Century continually looking to advance his peoples interest. Not long after a disappointing first peace talks at Ft. Laramie, with several allied bands in Dec. 1866, Red Cloud went to war again and defeated an American unit in what would be called the “Fetterman Massacre”. This was the largest loss of life of US fatalities to this point in the Indian Wars. Following this battle, a US Peace Commission toured the Plains in 1867 to gather information to help bring peace. This tour culminated in the Treaty of 1868 at Ft. Laramie where Starring could have obtained these Sioux decorations if he had not received them in 1866 at the earlier treaty. Starring no doubt was among the few who knew these chiefs well and spoke their language. These are not necessarily the only times that Starring could’ve seen these chiefs as after this treaty, these two powerful chiefs had reservation agencies named after them. The “Spotted Tail” Agency was built in 1874. The “Spotted Tail” Agency was generally quiet and peaceful throughout the later Indian War. Crazy Horse surrendered there in 1877 and was stabbed to death the next evening while imprisoned. The “Red Cloud” Agency established in 1871 and was moved north three times, finally in 1878 to southern South Dakota and renamed Pine Ridge Agency. The Pine Ridge Agency would be the site of the last “battle” of the Indian Wars in 1890 which would become known as “the Massacre at Wounded Knee”. These wonderful ornaments of which we can find no other similar examples with such iron clad provenance and history belonging to two of the most important Sioux chiefs in American history and would make a wonderful addition to the most advanced museum display of Oglala and Lakota Sioux Indian War artifacts. PROVENANCE: William Starring, descendants of William Starring. Christie’s 2005. CONDITION: Fine overall. Both ornaments are “as found” still retaining there original supple raw hide ties. Decorations are crisp and easily discerned. Ink inscriptions are easily discerned as can be seen in photos. There are areas of staining and soiling and a small bend at the punched hole at the bottom of Spotted Tail’s ornament. The envelopes that hold each ornament are in good, used condition. The imprints and penciled identification are easily read as can be seen in photos. Additional ink inscription below “Spotted Tail” identification is not discernible. Spotted Tail’s envelope is torn at upper right corner with some text missing, however that piece of envelope; approx. 3″ long is present inside envelope and can easily be repaired. 4-46947 JS101 (50,000-100,000)


A. F. RANDALL PHOTOGRAPH OF GERONIMO, 1884. A. F. Randall was an itinerant photographer who worked principally in Wilcox, Arizona. Randall served as a correspondent with General George Crook in 1883 when he was in pursuit of the Apache. This scarce photograph shows Geronimo kneeling holding an 1873 Springfield carbine. An ink inscription on reverse of cabinet card identifies “Geronimo famous Chiracahua Chief” above Randall’s copyright and photographers mark as can be seen in photos. CONDITION: Overall image is good contrast the soiled overall, albumen as small chip near upper right-hand corner, edges of card are rubbed and scuffed especially at corners. 4-47048 JS226 (2,750-3,250)


LOT OF SIX NATIVE AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS. This lot contains three orig and three copy photographs of American Indians. 1) Carl Moon photo “Hill Country – Taos Hunter” also titled “The Hunter On the Hill” and illus. in Carl Moon’s book by Dreibe; #165. One depicts a warrior on horseback in the Western Plains next to a buffalo skull and carrying a percussion full stock rifle. 2) Another Carl Moon photograph shows a warrior in full chief’s headdress astride a white stallion with arrows in his left hand on the rocky plain. A tag states the following: “In ambush – Taos’ also titled The Last Arrow”. 3) A Carl Moon portrait of “Navajo Patriach Profile”, vol. 2. His name is T. Lizzy-Thlaney, Many Goats”. This in the Carl Moon book by Dreibe; #95. CONDITION: All three of the previous photographs. Matted in a cream-colored picture matte and are sealed in plastic. 4) A large format published photograph titled “Indian Chiefs of Western Canada Demonstrate their Loyalty, July 1915”. On the lower left corner, the photograph is signed “North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and under the lower right hand corner “Copyrighted Canada, U.S.A., and Great Britain”. The mat is embossed with the photographers stamp, the name is illegible but the photographer is from North Battleford, Sask. The mat measures 14” x 12”. The image size is 9-1/2” x 8” and shows an early open touring car (Oakland?) with five Indian chiefs in full headdress with a British flag draped over the hood of the car. CONDITION: Excellent. Accompanied by a walnut frame in good condition. 5) Cabinet card by the “Excelsior View Co., 159 Railroad Avenue, Elmira, New York” depicting an early automobile with eight Native Americans in traditional dress, presumably an extended family. On the rear, in period ink, is written “Nez Perce 1916”. CONDITION: Good. Cardstock is beginning to separate. 6) Cabinet card, unsigned, depicting a Native American sitting in a buckboard wagon with slouch hat and blanket, being pulled by two painted ponies. He poses in front of a brick building with the sign “Ford Authorized Sales and Service”. Reverse of case written in pencil, “James Carl, IP-Na-Ta-Say-A-Cutz. CONDITION: Very good. Some fading to image. 8-87361 JJ7 (1,000-2,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Special Note: We submitted the hide for examination to one of North America’s foremost Indian authorities. It was his opinion that the decoration was done around 1890-1910. The consignor had previously submitted it to a gentleman by the name of Mark Miller, an Indian conservator from Montana. Mr. Miller’s opinion was that the hide was done in the early 1880’s. While there is a small difference in terms of age, both individuals affirm as we have indicated in the catalog that this is a genuine antique.

RARE PLAINS INDIAN PAINTED BUFFALO HIDE. This small buffalo robe probably dates to the period of 1890-1910. It is about 61″ long x about 55″ at the widest point, scraped clean of hair and brain tanned with twelve vignettes with fourteen horses and Indian riders in various headdresses carrying different styles of shield, lances and bows & arrows attacking other Indians. Hide was stiff and has some scattered splits, appears to have been treated to make the hide more pliable. CONDITION: Good, as noted. Hide is dark on the outside with the inside painted area mottled dark & light with all images completely visible showing lightly to moderately faded colors. 4-46179 (10,000-15,000)


19TH CENTURY PLAINS INDIAN BEADED RIFLE SCABBARD. This fine Indian Wars period Plains beaded rifle scabbard dating to the 1870s. Made of hide, decorated on both ends with multi-colored Sinew sewn bead work. Bead work is in an hourglass design comprised of white, red, cobalt, turquoise and green beads, also fringed on the edge of the bead work with old red trade cloth. The sides and the top opening ornamented with a fringed edge. This is a wonderful, genuine Indian Wars period scabbard used during that period. CONDITION: Losses to some of the trade cloth and some fringe also missing. Scabbard with a few scattered worn spots. Generally in great condition. Size, length 42″. 4-46346 JDJ3 (7,500-9,500)


NATIVE AMERICAN “GUNSTOCK” WAR CLUB. This rarely seen original gunstock shaped war club with incised red highlighted decoration on handle and pinned iron blade is purported to being from the collection of the “National Museum of the American Indian” which is part of the Smithsonian Museum system. There is in accompanying Smithsonian letter citing item 19/5093 that was exchanged in 1963 and was described as “gun shaped war club with incised decoration on handle and iron point, Omaha” this war club appears original with good patina throughout. This weapon measures 28 inches overall and blade is 5 1/2 inches long being just over 2 inches wide at base. CONDITION: Very good overall, incised decorations and wood retain most of their red colored highlights, iron blade is great overall with scattered staining and pitting, one of two retaining pens for attachment of blade wood is missing. Would body overall shows good patina scattered areas of soiling and scuffing as can be seen in photos. 4-47036 JS219 (8,000-10,000)


ROBBINS & LAWRENCE MODEL 1841 MISSISSIPPI RIFLE WITH INDIAN TACK DECORATION. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Standard configuration. Lock and bbl tang are dated “1847”. Consignor states: “This is an original untouched Indian rifle collected here in the southwest in the 1950’s. Still original 54 caliber. Note: Some of the tacks are broken off. Also dated 1847 this rifle could have been taken from US troops serving in the southwest during the Mexican War.” CONDITION: Good, as found. Bbl and lock have brown patina over old cleaning, over scattered pitting. Brass has considerable minor marks and some battering. Stock shows considerable wear from many years of very hard use. Tacks have been in place for a very long time, as evidenced by verdigris at bases, with quite a few missing (their stubs in place). 4-47002 MGM298 (5,000-7,000)


RARE INDIAN USED CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 36797. Cal. 45-70. Standard 1873 carbine with 22″ bbl, barleycorn front sight and orig 1,200 yard carbine ladder rear sight attached with slotless screws. Breech block has the standard “MODEL 1873” and eagle head marking with standard “1873” marked lockplate. Mounted in an uncheckered 1-pc walnut stock with sgl band that has stacking swivel and straight grip with 1873 carbine buttplate without trap and with no recess. Stock is early type with low comb and long wrist and has a sling bar & ring in left side by receiver. Right side of buttstock, near the buttplate is marked with a 5-pointed star that has a small circle in the center. This symbol has previously been seen on a number of other Custer-era Trapdoor & Sharps carbines which were the subject of a 6-page article by Robert W. Smith which appeared in the August 1995 Man at Arms magazine. Robert Smith’s article states: Examination of U.S. Army Ordnance records and regimental returns involved in confrontations with Indians revealed that during the six year period from January, 1874 to January 1880, the only documented loss of early original, unaltered, high-serial numbered carbines was at the Little Bighorn on June 25, 1876. Victorious Sioux and Cheyenne Indians took at least 50 of these weapons from Custer’s dead cavalrymen. Further research has shown that any early 1873 Springfield carbine whose stock is original issue and unaltered since the 1876-1878 period, falls into the “high serial-numbered group” and has authentic Indian markings from that period is very likely a relic of the Custer fight. The other cavalry regiments (the first, fifth & eighth cavalry who were also issued some high numbered carbines) reported negligible losses of these high-serial-numbered carbines to Indians. All of the carbines pictured, except for one, have absolutely identical star markings in the same position on all the buttstocks. Research of existing records disclosed that the 7th Cavalry was issued 250 carbines in the serial range 33,000-43,700. Two companies of Custer’s troops annihilated at the Little Big Horn, Companies C (Capt. Thomas Custer) & I (Capt. Miles Keough), had these carbines. On Sept. 9, 1876 almost three months after the fight at Little Big Horn, the cavalry raided an Indian village at Slim Butte where they recovered 7th Cavalry mounts, Capt. Keough’s gauntlets, I-Company’s guidon, weapons and other items. The star symbol carved in the stock of this carbine is known to have been used as a medicine sign by a number of tribes, particularly the Sioux, Arapahoe & Cheyenne along with the Ute Tribe in Colorado. It was also found on a ghost dance shirt used by the Lakota-Sioux. Another example of the star symbol is found on a Sioux woman’s dress, circa 1858, which is on display in a museum in Brussels. This dress is believed to have been made by Eagle Woman, a relative of Sitting Bull. The documented use of the star symbol by the Sioux certainly lends credence to the belief that it is a spiritual or medicine symbol. Given that this carbine is still in unaltered orig configuration, along with the star medicine symbol, it is is difficult to conclude anything other than that this carbine was captured by Indians at the Little Big Horn.Accompanied by a notarized affidavit from the consignor regarding his purchase of the gun and a color copy of the Man at Arms article. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains being mostly a smooth, plummy brown patina with some spotted pitting on left side of receiver, breech block. Sheltered areas on receiver & bbl around the wood retain black paint. Stock has a repaired crack in the wrist and some chips in front of the lockplate, otherwise is sound and retains about all of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-46124 JR415 (6,500-9,500)


SCARCE CUSTER RANGE SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1873 TRAPDOOR SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 17415. Cal. 45-70. Fine, orig 1st Model carbine with 22″ bbl, square base front sight with removable blade and 1,200 yard carbine ladder rear sight with slotless screws. The sgl bbl band has a stacking swivel. Breech block and lockplate have standard “1873” markings. Mounted in an uncheckered, 1-pc walnut stock with straight grip and orig 1873 carbine buttplate without trap and without recess under the buttplate. Left side of stock, at the receiver, has a sling bar & ring and the wood has a clear “ESA” (Erskine S. Allin) cartouche. It also has the “P” proof below the bottom tang. Top of comb is stamped with a large “72”. It is well-documented that carbines in this serial range were issued to various western cavalry troops including the famous 7th Cavalry who lost almost 300 of them at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. These early carbines are rarely ever found in unaltered condition with their orig low comb, long wrist stocks. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue; breech block & receiver retain smoky case colors being mostly silver patina; lockplate retains faded blue & the hammer traces of dark case colors; buttplate retains a smooth artificially aged patina. Stock has a series of several large dings with a few light nicks and overall retains a dark oil finish. Hammer has only a two click tumbler, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-46127 (15,000-18,000)


*RARE, ONE OF A KIND, CASED ENGRAVED H&R LITTLE BIG HORN COMMEMORATIVE TRAPDOOR SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN LBH-262X. Cal. 45-70. Spectacular carbine in 1873 carbine configuration with 22″ bbl, patridge type front sight and 1200 yard ladder rear sight. Top of bbl has the H&R name and address above the bbl band and caliber marking over chamber area. Top right side of bbl, above the bbl band on bright metal panels, is engraved “Pvt. Thomas L. Tweed L Co. 7TH U.S. Cavalry” and on the left side “Born – N. Liberty, Ohio 1853 Enlisted – Sept. 1, 1875”. Bottom tang is engraved “Killed – June 25 – 1876, Action With / Indians, Little Big Horn River M.T.” Trigger bow is engraved with vignette of crossed sabers with “L” on top & “7” on bottom. Front edge of trigger plate is engraved “W.C.” which stands for “With Custer”. Breechblock is low arch with 1873 markings and lockplate hand engraved with spread winged American eagle and “U.S. SPRINGFIELD”. Bbl, top of receiver, breechblock, thumb latch, top tang, hammer, lockplate, bbl band, trigger guard and buttplate tang are wonderfully engraved in semi-relief by master engraver Robert Kain of New Fain, Vermont. Mounted in spectacular center crotch, flame grain, uncheckered American walnut carbine half stock with sling bar and ring in left side. Lockplate & buttplate screw heads are engraved to match. Buttplate is 1873 style without trap and has bright cyanide case colors. Accompanied by its orig mahogany, gold velvet lined full length casing, recessed in bottom for the rifle. According to a former official at H&R, this rifle was one of a kind, built as a sample for trade show exhibits. For many years it was on display in the H&R executive office in Gardner, Mass and then was obtained by a former H&R employee who owned it for over 30 years. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, pristine, new and unfired. Overall retains all of its brilliant orig factory finish to both metal and wood. Case is equally new. 4-46887 JR409 (8,000-12,000)


RARE MODEL 1875 SPRINGFIELD 3RD TYPE OFFICER’S MODEL TRAPDOOR SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. Cal. 45-70. Beautiful 3rd Type officer’s model with 26″ rnd bbl, gold washed beach’s combination front sight, ski jump ladder rear sight, graduated to 1200 yd, marked with an “R” on the left side and on the ladder. Breech block has usual 1873 markings and lockplate has a small eagle and “US Springfield”. It has single-set trigger. Rifle is mounted in very nicely figured American walnut half stock with coarse checkered forearm and straight grip with added checkered walnut grip adapter and an 1873 style buttplate without trap. Forend tip is silver plated pewter in branched foliate style. Top of wrist is mounted with a graduated friction tang sight with 3-1/2″ staff. Left side of wrist has a crisp, clear “SWP/1885” cartouche and bottom of stock, below checkering has “P” stock inspector’s cartouche. Lockplate, hammer, breechblock, top front of receiver, bbl band, forend cap, trigger bow and buttplate tang are very nicely engraved in flowing foliate arabesque patterns. Breech plug tang is engraved with flower blossoms. It has its orig brass tipped hickory cleaning rod. Brass on cleaning rod was never nickel plated. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 100 of these last style Officers’ model rifles produced. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus. Appears to be new and unfired. Bbl retains 99%+ strong, orig blue and bbl band about 98% bright blue. Receiver also retains 99%+ strong, orig blue. Buttplate retains about 95% bright, orig blue with only little wear on heel. Lockplate, hammer, breechblock, thumb lever and trigger guard retain about all of their orig case colors, bright in most areas beginning to fade elsewhere. Forend cap retains virtually all of its orig silver. Stock is sound with a few minor nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its orig hand-rubbed oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46799 (35,000-40,000)


EXTREMELY RARE PEABODY MARTINI DELUXE ENGRAVED 1874-B MILITARY RIFLE. SN 7. Cal. .45 Turkish(11.43x59R). Nickel & gold finish with 33-1/4″ rnd bbl, square base front sight/bayonet lug and a reverse mounted musket rear sight with markings in Arabic, out to 1,200 meters. Top of bbl between rear sight & receiver is marked “Peabody & Martini Patents Man’f’d By Providence Tool Co Prov R.I.U.S.A. Receiver is typical European style Martini Action with cocked indicator on right side and no safety. It has a fixed trigger guard with typical Martini lever whose tip fits in a recess on bottom of stock. Mounted in 2-pc very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with full length forestock & two bands with trumpet head ramrod. Bottom of stock and front band have sling swivels. Bbl, ramrod, sight base & lever are nickel plated. Receiver, forend cap & stock sling swivel are gold washed. Receiver is beautifully engraved with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background on sides & top, probably from the Nimschke shop, with matching patterns on lever and over chamber area. Left side of buttstock has an Olde English “A” in a circle cartouche and the trigger guard has Turkish military proof mark of a small 5-pointed star inside a crescent over an “M”. Serial number 7 observed on small parts, buttplate and butt of stock. It is known that SN 2 was deluxe engraved for Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876. In 1874 the Ottomans ordered 600,000 Martini-Peabody rifles from the Providence Tool Company which saw extensive use in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877. It seems quite likely that this rifle was also intended as an exhibition piece or as a presentation to an Turkish official. PROVENANCE: Consignor states gun was deacessioned from the Remington Arms Museum and was purchased by owner from a retired Remington employee. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & lever retain virtually all of their orig nickel turned a little milky; rear sight retains faded fire blue; receiver retains about 50-60% thin orig gold wash and the trigger guard most of its orig high polish blue. Lower sling swivel retains most of its orig gold wash, front band is a replacement. Wood is sound with a few nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig bright varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-46169 JR422 (5,000-10,000)


EARLY SPRINGFIELD 1873 TRAPDOOR WITH MASSACHUSETTS SURCHARGE. SN 52153. Cal. 45-70. With 1st type markings on breech block, no proofs on bbl, coarse checkered hammer, otherwise standard configuration and markings, except receiver ring is stamped “MASS” and with a large number “48”. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining a considerable amount of orig finish under overall darkening patina and grime. Wood is very fine, with a number of marks and dings, Unfortunately one is directly on top of inspectors mark on left side. Bore is fine with some light pitting toward muzzle. Lock is crisp. 4-46099 MGM294 (1,500-2,500)


SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 TRAPDOOR. SN 486860. Cal. 45-70. Standard configuration, with Buffington rear sight. CONDITION: Fine, with a considerable amount of orig finish under patination and grime. Stock is very fine, with a number of minor marks. Inspectors marks are clear. Bore is bright. Lock is crisp. 4-46104 MGM295 (500-1,000)


SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1884 SADDLE RING CARBINE. SN 344258. Cal. 45-70. Standard carbine with 22″ barrel, replaceable front sight blade, Buffington rear sight marked with a “C” and standard breechblock & lockplate markings. Mounted in an uncheckered walnut half-stock with grooved barrel band/sight protector. Left side of stock has a sling bar, missing its ring. Stock has short wrist and a carbine buttplate with trap. CONDITION: Very good to fine. No orig finish remains with the metal being a cleaned gray/brown patina with some fine pitting on the lockplate; Stock is sound with a gouge in the comb and overall retains most of a sanded oil finish; Mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-46103 JR417 (1,000-2,000)


JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” EARP ALS CONDEMNING RANDOLPH HEARST NEWSPAPER ARTICLE. Josie Earp was an American actress and professional dancer, but she is best known as the wife of Western legend Wyatt Earp. Although no official record of Josie and Wyatt’s marriage exists, she was on the scene following the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and they shared a life in the West of mining, operating saloons, etc. This wonderful 11 page (octavo) letter is written by Josie Earp from Oakland California July 28, 1924 to Wyatt’s friend and business secretary John Flood. Josie on reverse of envelope writes address and signs envelope as “W. Earp” for her husband who is ill. Josie instructs Mr. Flood to contact Mr. Hearst directly concerning a recent article about her husband that has run in a Hearst newspaper. “… Tell him that W(yatt) feels very much grieved at the article… Whoever wrote the article lied every word and he must have been in with the Cav Boys… Ask him please to retract… Say that in the early days his father George Hearst came to W(yatt) and his brother Virgil asking for protection from some of the toughs in Tombstone as he was going out to look at a mine and W(yatt) took him out on horseback and stayed with him two days… sent Wyatt a nice watch for being so nice to him… I just feel awful about it. It just seems like they cannot leave him alone. And always a pack of lies… Just when things are dying out some miserable mean man who knows nothing writes such terrible things… Ask him what he thinks of bringing suit as they think writing such awful lies… This time we will fight them all… Best of all they think he is dead otherwise they would not say such things…” There’s a lot more interesting content and the entire letter can be read online. CONDITION: Very good overall, ink is fine and dark and easily discerned. 4-47029 JS216 (4,000-5,000)


LINCOLN COUNTY DOCUMENT BOLDLY SIGNED BY “PAT GARRETT”. This is a nice example of famous law man Pat Garrett’s autograph on a legal document in fine condition from Lincoln County, New Mexico in 1883. The signature is well centered and dark and bold. Document is signed just two years after Garrett’s killing of “Billy the Kid”. CONDITION: Overall very good, document all discernible, weak at bottom fold, tears at top right corner and at two punched holes at top center of paper. 47028 JS215 (2,500-3,500)


TWO RARE SUBPOENAS FOR LINCOLN COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, 1879 and 1881. Two fabulous Lincoln County, Territory of New Mexico.The 4-20-1879 dated subpoena #245 names two individuals by Sheriff George Kimball, one being L.H.Blazer. This is Dr. Louis H. Blazer owner of Blazer’s Mills, famous for the April 4, 1878 showdown between the “Regulators” and Murphy-Dolan-Riley gunman Andrew “Buckshot” Roberts. It’s been three days since six of the Regulators assassinated Sheriff William Brady and his deputy, George Hindman, in Lincoln’s only street. Ever since that time, they’ve been laying low, hiding in the mountains on the western side of the county. But today, they decide to venture out of hiding and get a decent meal at Mrs. Godfroy’s restaurant at the Mills. There they have a chance meeting with Roberts which turns bloody with a lengthy gun battle leaving Roberts dead along with regulator leader Dick Brewer and five others wounded. The 8-2-1881 dated subpoena #385 lists Pat Garrett as sheriff looking for five witnesses, at least two, Jose Baca and Issac Ellis, were involved in the 1878 Lincoln County range wars where Billy the Kid held a reign of terror. The “Ellis Store” was a headquarters for the “Regulators” and housed the McSween’s during the various stages of the range war. After Billy the Kid’s capture, he was held at the Ellis Store under house arrest and Issac Ellis paid $64 board by the Territory. The Ellis Store to this day is a bed & breakfast housing a private “Billy the Kid” museum. Two storied and displayable pieces of Lincoln County outlaw history you will never see again. CONDITION: Very good overall, good ink and discernible signatures. 4-47054, 47055 JS231 (4,000-6,000)


INTERESTING PHOTO OF JURY AND SHERIFF WHO CONVICTED MAN OF MURDER IN 1887. This is an interesting albumen photograph which measures about 8 x 5″. An ink ID on back of card identifies each juror and the Sheriff of Hancock County, Ohio were trial took place. The jury delivered verdict on August 6, 1887- “Guilty”. This is an interesting photograph that we have never seen anything similar. CONDITION: Photograph is overall very good, with acid burn and soiling, scuffed at edges 4-47049 JS227 (2,000-3,000)


PHOTO OF CITY MARSHALL OF MEXICO, MISSOURI, CIRCA 1880. Mexico, Missouri was well known for its guerrillas during the Civil War and outlaws later in the 19th century. This unknown City Marshall can probably be identified with a little research. This rare cabinet card was taken by Graham of Mexico, Missouri and is imprinted both front and back of card. SIZE: 4.25” x 6.5” CONDITION: Photograph is good overall with staining and soiling with chipping to three of four corners as can be seen in photographs 4-47019 JS206 (1,750-2,250)


PHOTO OF LAWMAN, CIRCA 1880. This rarely seen cabinet card of a Sheriff or a Marshall wearing his badge is in excellent condition. Full view with lawman wearing overcoat looks like a lawman portrayed in a recent Western movie. Photographer was in Hamburg Iowa, in the far southwestern corner of the state abutting Nebraska. SIZE: 4.25” x 6.5” CONDITION: Overall very good with soiling and staining as can be seen in photos. 4-47020 JS207 (1,250-1,750)


SET OF 12 ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS, UNION PACIFIC & DENVER AND RIO GRANDE RAILROADS. Six photographs each are housed in two portfolios titled “Art Keepsakes” by George E Mellen, 1888, including landscape images from Colorado in volume No. 7, and landscape and railway images from Utah in volume No. 101. These rare photos include views of Weber Canyon, Dale Creek Bridge, “Up the Weber from Pulpit Rock”, Palmer Lake, “Gateway to Royal Gorge”, “Tomichi Creek”, Curicanti Needle”. Also included are a cabinet card from C.R. Savage of SLC, UT, of Grand Canyon/Royal Gorge and six images from Hoods “Photos of the World” depicting various Western landscape and cultural themes including those from Colorado, California and Alaska. CONDITION: Overall very good to fine, photographs are excellent overall though wrappers are scuffed and chipped as can be seen in photos. 4-47051, 47052 JS229 (3,000-4,000)


RARE “GOLD RUSH” CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE, 1857. This is one issue of a rare San Francisco illustrated magazine published for about five years and 60 issues by James Mason Hutchings who immigrated from England to America to be part of the California Gold Rush in 1849. Hutchins loved the natural beauty of Yosemite, and wrote fondly about that area and became the main promoter for what is now Yosemite national Park. This particular issue, number 16, October , 1857 has illustrated articles, two of which are “Quartz Mining in California” and “Extracts from a Miners Journal”. CONDITION: Magazine is complete including covers with chipping and where at edges, but is shaken and chipped on spine. 4-47050 JS229 (750-850)


FINE GROUPING OF LEADVILLE,COLORADO LAW AND ORDER MEMORABILIA INCL RARE PRISONER LIST FROM 1885. This grouping consists of a rare Prisoner Ledger for the month of December, 1885 listing 15 inmates with time served and boarding charges for each on letterhead of Lake County “Sheriff & Jailer Peter Becker” who was also a well-known late 19th century saddle maker in Colorado who worked for such illustrious makers as R.T. Frazier and W.R. Thompson in Colorado Springs. He was also a partner with Samuel Leonard who had shops in nearby Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Also a wonderful image of a Sheriff/Deputy with his hand on the shoulder of a “gent” who quite possibly could be a prisoner on the accompanying list as the smirk on the face of the law officer suggests. Cabinet card is housed in a nice contemporary matted frame as is the It is interesting that Sheriff Becker was making saddles at same time he worked as Sheriff and Jailer in Leadville Colorado. Also a Leadville Colorado “Chief of Police” badge with “WK” makers cartouche stamped on back, a fine Illinois Watch Company made railroad watch with matching chain and attached Leadville Colorado token as a fob. The watch is housed in a custom made fitted wood box with marquetry design of bird on front. This is a most unusual pairing of Leadville, Colorado “Wild West” memorabilia that will display well. CONDITION: Photograph and ledger as framed are overall very good. German silver badge is in overall very good condition still retaining pin but clasp appears replaced. The watch appears to work, there is staining around the second hand dial, watch and change show normal wear and were well cared for its custom fitted box which is sound solid and complete. 4-47030, 4-47031,4-47037, 4-47038 JS217 (3,500-5,000)


RARE 1865 LETTER FROM ORIGINAL PONY EXPRESS RIDER DETAILING” STAGECOACH ROBBER” SUSPECT. This wonderful two-page ALS is written by Joseph H Roberson who witnessed the departure of the first Pony Express rider from St. Joseph, Missouri, and was involved in its brief operation. This letter written from Salt Lake City, July 25, 1865 to Paul Coburn, a stage line operator….” Two suspicious persons were there (Sulpher Springs) the day before. (Abraham) Benham said that while at Sulpher a man who used to be employed somewhere on the line…. Came to him and asked if any queries had been made…The fellow said he had just come from Virginia City, had been mining there, got in a dispute with his partner and had killed him, said he had rode his horse 300 miles, and didn’t know but they were after him… Pretty soon an older man came to Benham, and went through the same conversation…The police and everybody here are on the lookout, and every suspicious person is watched…” CONDITION: Overall very good, all discernible with dark ink. 4-47027 JS214 (800-1,200)


THREE FINE 19TH CLIPPER SHIP AD SHEETS. This is a fine group of three decorative New York City ads, two for San Francisco during the “Gold Rush” era and one for Savanna, Georgia. The three color “Andrew Jackson” measures about 10 x 7″, the other two ads are about 4 x 6″. All are in excellent condition as can be seen in photos. The “Andrew Jackson” was built in 1855 in Mystic Connecticut for the purpose of carrying cargo for sale to participants in the California gold rush, the ship was 220 feet long, beam of 41 feet and a draft of 22 feet. She was a very handsome vessel heavily sparred and carried double topsails, skysails and royal studding sails. This vessel made the fastest run from New York City to San Francisco in 89 days and eight hours; this trip had begun on Christmas Day 1859 and was widely acclaimed in the newspapers as the fastest in history. The clipper “Black Hawk” was built in New York in 1856 and her first voyage was to San Francisco which took the 178 foot ship 119 days, about average for the day, she made 20 NYC-San Francisco trips in her history. CONDITION: Very good overall 4-47045, 47046, 47047 JS225 (6,000-9,000)


EXTREMELY RARE CASED CONNECTICUT BULLDOG LINE THROWING KIT. SN 4583. Cal. 44 RF. Rare line throwing kit containing a Connecticut Arms Bulldog single shot pistol with 4″ ovoid shaped bbl, German silver half-moon, blade front sight with fixed rear sight in the breech block latch. Frame is rounded and color case hardened with color case hardened rotating breech block & hammer. Mounted with 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. Accompanied by an extremely rare, orig, mahogany casing with directions label inside the lid, compartmented in bottom for pistol, five weights of three different sizes, weights are nickel finish with spring loaded bars on the sides to provide friction in the bore and have a stem with a loop on one end for attaching the line. Rear edge of the case has its orig wire cleaning rod and there are recesses for twenty-six 44 rimfire blank ctgs. Case has a brass carrying handle on the lid with brass latches on the front. In over 50 years of examining all kinds of firearms this is the first example of this kit ever encountered by this cataloger. CONDITION: Extremely fine, appears to be new & unfired. Bbl retains about 85% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn to a medium patina; frame, breech block & hammer retain most of their strong orig case colors turned silver on front & back straps. Grips are crisp & show no diamond point wear; grip screw retains all of its orig fire blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Case, accessories & ammunition are equally new; label in the lid is completely intact & legible but slightly yellowed. 4-46886 JR365 (2,500-4,000)


CASED IVORY WILLIAMSON SINGLE SHOT DERINGER. SN 3764. Cal. 41. Rarely seen are ivory stocked Deringers and they are always controversial however, the ivories on this gun have good “mellow” patina that appear orig. The casing of this single pistol retains woodblock with 12 orig cartridges and an auxiliary chamber made of blued steel for use with percussion cap. Gun conforms in configuration to other examples with 2-1/2″ bbl which slides forward for loading, brass frame and trigger guard and “WILLIAMSON’S PAT. OCT. 2 1866 NEW YORK” on left side of bbl with the distinctive decorative arrow motif engraved on top of bbl. Brass frame and trigger guard are engraved and are gold plated which is a scarce feature on these guns along with silver plated bbl. This is an interesting cased gun that presents nicely. CONDITION: Bbl and frame have matching serial numbers. Bbl markings are crisp and easily discerned. Bbl retains about 80% of its orig silver plating with freckling and pitting. Brass frame and trigger guard retain about 30-40% of their orig gold plating especially in protected areas. The trigger guard screw which also acts as stop for bbl is probably replaced as it does not have the typical engraving found normally on head. Ivory stock are sound and solid with good discernible checkering; several hairline cracks typical of old ivory, one crack on left side of stock has about 1/2″ by 1/32″ chip as can be seen in photos. Stocks fit fairly well but there are gaps and protrusions above plane of ivory as can be seen in photos. The 8-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ x 1-3/16″ accompanying casing is fitted with green velvet and is French form fitted which is in overall very good condition. Keyhole is missing its escutcheon. 4-46283 JS160 (7,500-12,500)


RARE CASED ENGRAVED REMINGTON NEW MODEL POLICE CONVERSION & PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1146. Cal. 36 Percussion & 38 RF. Nickel finish with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, half moon front sight and 3-line left hand bbl address. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips with rare, deep relief, raised carved liberty cap over a sunburst on left side. Inside left grip is scratched “EB 1864”. Accompanied by an orig, mahogany, green velvet lined casing, compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a dbl-sided eagle & foliate flask, a steel 2-cavity bullet & ball mold with sprue cutter, a packet of Colt’s Cartridge Works combustible cartridges, a Remington L-shaped nipple wrench, a small tin of caps with reproduction Eley’s label, some cast lead balls and its orig factory conversion cylinder. Revolver is engraved in New York style, probably from the L.D. Nimschke shop, with about 60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame with feather decorations and punch dot background. Top strap is engraved in feather decorations with foliate arabesque patterns over top front of frame and side flats of bbl with matching patterns on both cyls, backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard. Although this model revolver was produced in fairly large quantities in the period 1865-1873 very few are found to be engraved and of those only an extreme few are cased with both orig cyls. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except cyls & grip which are properly unnumbered. Frame & both cyls retain about all of their strong orig nickel with some light flaking & wear around the muzzle; some slight losses on left side of frame & with some hammer marks on each side of the rammer boss; hammer retains dark case colors. Grips are sound with fine age lines and retain a mellow ivory patina. Case has some minor grain checks in the bottom, otherwise is sound with light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish; interior is moderately faded and heavily soiled; flask shows moderate use and retains a medium brass patina; mold has a dark brown attic patina with dirty cavities; cartridge packet is very fine; other accessories are fine. 4-46702 JR159 (10,000-15,000)


RARE REMINGTON BEALS ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 1173. Cal. 44. Blue finish with 8″ oct bbl, dovetailed German silver cone front sight with grooved top strap rear sight. Frame, bbl & cyl are blue finished with color case hardened hammer & silver plated brass trigger guard. Mounted with smooth 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this revolver. Buttstrap bears the white ink number “FB-182”. This number is similar to the markings frequently found on specimens from the famous Karl Moldenhauer Collection. Grips, although matching numbered, do not exhibit inspector cartouches, however various other metal parts of this revolver have small inspector initials. Few Beals Army revolvers remain today with only about 1,900 produced in the period 1861-1862. They were virtually all issued to Union troops and saw continuous service throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier, usually under harsh & adverse conditions with very limited or no maintenance. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 94-95% glossy orig blue with light muzzle & sharp edge wear; rammer handle retains about 75% thin orig blue; frame retains 60-70% flaked orig blue with the loss areas a light patina; hammer retains about all of its brilliant orig case colors; trigger guard retains 60-65% orig silver plating; front & backstraps are a gray metal patina and the buttstrap is a light brown patina; cyl retains 60-65% glossy orig blue with a light drag line. Right grip has a repaired crack, otherwise grips are sound showing light to moderate edge wear and overall retain about 50% orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. A rare Civil War era revolver in truly exceptional condition. 4-46389 JR114 (15,000-20,000)


FINE REMINGTON NEW MODEL ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 107853. Cal. 44. This gun is 1 of about 100,000 guns supplied by Remington to the US Army during the Civil War. This gun conforms to other contracted guns of this type having blued finish, 8″ oct bbl, pinched front post sight, brass trigger guard and 3-line address on bbl flat reading “PATENTED SEPT. 14 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, USA / NEW MODEL”. Mounted with 2-pc walnut grips numbered to this revolver. Left grip has a crisp “OWA” (Oliver W. Ainsworth) cartouche and there are various inspector initials on most other parts. SN was observed on bottom of bbl and left side of butt strap under grip. These revolvers were procured for the Union Army during the Civil War in large quantities and generally saw hard service throughout the war and later on the frontier in the Indian Wars after they were sold as surplus, and again returned to the Frontier in Civilian Service. They were extremely popular with their solid frame and ease of changing cylinders. A soldier or frontiersman could carry a couple of extra pre-loaded cyls and in a difficulty, once the orig cyl was emptied, could very quickly exchange cyls and resume firing. This model revolver was one of Colt’s stiffest competitors. It is recorded that William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody carried one of these revolvers during his buffalo hunting days from the mid-1860s into the early 1870s and is quoted as saying “It never failed me.” This is a very fine, near new example that has probably never been fired and would be difficult to upgrade. CONDITION: Very fine, probably unfired. Bbl retains over 95% glossy orig blue. Loading arm retains about 60-70% of its original bright blue with remainder gray/plum. Frame retains over 90% glossy orig blue with some light surface freckling. Trigger guard has smooth mustard patina with some staining. Cylinder retains about 90% glossy orig blue with freckling on one side. All six chambers retain virtually all of their orig factory blue and are undoubtedly unfired. Grips are sound and solid with minor storage dings and dents, cartouche is crisp and well defined as are the small sub-inspector “D”s stamped in either grip on butt. Mechanics are fine and bore has crisp, shiny rifling. 4-46095 JS139 (3,000-5,000)


MARTIALLY MARKED REMINGTON MODEL 1871 ARMY ROLLING BLOCK PISTOL. SN 3684. Cal. 50 CF. Blue and color case hardened with 8″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight with sight notch in top edge of breechblock. Breechblock is finished bright and hammer is straw colored. Frame, trigger guard and grip frame are color case hardened. Trigger is fire blue with hammer & breech block pins straw colored. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with 1-pc grip and tiny forearm. SN is found on left side of backstrap, under the grip, along with the assembly number “3836”, which is also found on left side of front & back straps, under the grip, and inside the front strap channel of the grip. Left side of grip has the crisp cartouche “CRS” and left side of frame has the inspector initials “P” & “S”. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were a total of 6,000 of these pistols produced in the period 1872-1888, of which 5,000 were purchased by the U.S. government. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine, bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with some dulling from handling, light muzzle edge wear, a couple of minor nicks and some minor flaking. Frame, trigger guard and backstrap retain virtually all of their strong, bright case colors, brilliant in sheltered areas. Breechblock retains about all of its bright finish and hammer & frame pins retain most of their orig straw colors. Wood is sound with handling and storage nicks, dings & scratches and some light hammer marks on butt, overall retains most of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-46392 JR391 (3,000-4,000)


SCARCE REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 172. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line “E. REMINGTON & SONS” address. Left rear web of trigger guard is marked “44”. Mounted with nicely figured, varnished 2-pc walnut grips, matching numbered to this revolver. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were approx. 25-30,000 of these fine revolvers produced in the period 1875-1889, in an attempt to compete with the Colt Single Action Army revolvers. Unfortunately for Remington, even though some features of the Model 1875 were superior to the Colt, they were unable to gain any serious traction in the market due to Colt’s head start and government contracts. Those revolvers, which did reach the market, were generally hard used and are rarely found with high orig finish. Of the total production, about the first 14,000 pieces were sequentially numbered beginning with “1”. After that they were numbered in batches up to three digits. This revolver, with the caliber marking on the trigger guard, is of the very last series. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall retains about 98-99% crisp orig nickel with only faint sharp edge wear on the front of the cylinder; screws retain faded blue. Grips are sound with a very few, very light surface mars and retain virtually all of their orig varnish showing only light sharp edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46391 JR182 (10,000-15,000)


RARE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION TO TOM HORN REMINGTON MODEL 1890 SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 1254. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40),one of the most rare of Remington revolvers is the 1890, with only about 2,020 having been produced in the period 1891-1896. Of those only a handful were engraved and of that handful of engraved revolvers, few, if any others, are known with presentations. This revolver has the following inscription engraved on left side of bbl at muzzle “PRESENTED TO / TOM HORN / BY HIS FRIEND JOHN COBLE”. Tom Horn was, undoubtedly, one of the best known “guns for hire” to emerge from the dust of the “wild west”. Tom Horn was born in Missouri in 1860 and left the farm at age 14 to go West to escape an abusive father. He held various occupations including railroad laborer, wagon driver & stagecoach driver. He later became an Army scout and in fact, was one of the men who negotiated the surrender of Geronimo in 1886. He was a rodeo rider and won the world’s championship as a steer wrestler. He subsequently worked as a deputy sheriff in Colorado and a detective for the Pinkerton Agency for four years during which time he claimed to have killed seventeen men. Little is known of Horn in the period 1888-1894, after which he appeared in Wyoming and became a range detective hired by the Swan Cattle Company, a consortium of wealthy Wyoming ranchers led by John Coble. He was successful in eliminating many cattle rustlers & thieves from the area of eastern Wyoming north of Cheyenne to Sheridan. In 1898 he joined the cavalry and served with Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, after which he returned to Wyoming and resumed his rustler killing duties. In 1901 he was accused, tried and convicted for killing a fourteen year old boy, William (Willie) Nickell, which was a mistake as apparently Horn had intended to kill Willie’s father, Kels. Horn was finally executed in January 1903. The orig trial was so controversial, and remains so today, that 100 years later a mock retrial was held in the Laramie County Courthouse and Horn was found innocent. Coble was a close friend of Horn’s and, in fact, edited Horn’s autobiography, Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter – Written by Himself. Apparently this was written while he was in jail awaiting execution. It was published in 1904. Coble also paid for the majority of Horn’s legal defense, the coffin, gravestone and all funeral expenses and publishing costs of his book. It was reported at the time that Mrs. Nickell cursed Coble, wishing him to lose everything and die in shame. Subsequent to the execution of Tom Horn Coble did lose everything and eventually committed suicide in a hotel lady’s room in Elko, Nevada. Therefore the link between Coble & Horn is solidly established with Coble certainly having had the resources to make a present of such a fine gift. The revolver has a 5-3/4” bbl with German silver front sight and 2-pc smooth ivory grips. It is engraved in L.D. Nimschke style with about 60% coverage fine foliate arabesque pattern engraving on the frame with matching patterns on sides of bbl, ejector housing web, backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard. The cyl has matching engraving on the lands between the flutes and at the back edge. It has a lanyard stud & ring in buttstrap. Accompanied by a copy of the January 1978 Gun Report magazine which contains an article about Remington frontier revolvers by Ron Ogan, where on p. 18 this exact revolver is pictured with the notation that it is from the collection of G.L. Phillips. Also accompanied by internet reprints of Tom Horn’s biography, the family history of Willie Nickell with his killing by Tom Horn and a brief biography of John C. Coble. This exact revolver is pictured on the cover of The Remington Society of America Journal, 2nd Quarter 2006. Additional information regarding Tom Horn can be found in The Legend of Tom Horn: Last of the Badmen, Monaghan, 1946; The Saga of Tom Horn: The Story of a Cattlemen’s War, Karkel, 1954; Tom Horn Blood on the Moon, Carlson, 2001. Provenance: Ex-Ted Bell Collection, Ex-Gary Phillips Collection, who reportedly purchased it from an elderly minister in California. This lot is accompanied by a DVD of the movie “Tom Horn” starring Steve McQueen. PROVENANCE: Baldwin Collection; Gary L. Phillips Collection; Ted Bell Collection. CONDITION: Fine plus. No orig finish remains being a cleaned metal color overall with some very fine pitting around muzzle, on ejector housing and face of cyl. Ejector housing has a few light dents & dings. Grips are a wonderful mellow ivory patina with numerous age lines around bottom edges. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, worn lightly pitted bore. 4-46341 JR183 (50,000-100,000)


REMINGTON EARLY PRODUCTION TYPE I DOUBLE DERRINGER. SN 62S. Cal. 41 RF. First variation of this very popular derringer without extractor. Side ribs on blued bbls are marked “Elliot’s Patent December 12, 1865” on left and “Manufactured by E. Remington & Sons. Ilion N.Y.” on right side. Nickel-plated frame is fitted with unmarked rosewood grips. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain traces of orig blue in protected areas. Frame retains traces of nickel-plate. Hammer and trigger retain traces of orig fire blue. Grips retain most of their orig French polish. 4-46459 MGM236 (3,000-5,000)


REMINGTON DOUBLE DERRINGER TYPE II. SN 40. Cal. 41 RF. This variant has Remington name, address, and Elliot patent information on top rib, is nickel-plated, and fitted with ivory grips. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls and frame retain approx 90% orig nickel finish. Ivory grips are brown-toned with some crazing. Bores have some light pitting. 4-46462 MGM237 (1,500-2,500)


*REMINGTON TYPE III DOUBLE DERRINGER. SN 161. Cal. 41 RF. Nickel finish with 3″ superposed bbls with extractor on left side, a distinctive rib between bbls and 1-line “REMINGTON ARMS – U.M.C. CO. ILLION, N.Y.” Mounted with 2-pc smooth pearl grips. This was the highest production of the Remington Derringers with about 55,000 made in the period of 1912-1935. Hinge appears to have been repaired. CONDITION: Good, overall retains about all of a renickeled finish with some fine pinprick pitting on bbls. Mechanics are fine, dark bores with moderate pitting. 4-46209 JR393 (500-1,000)


*REMINGTON DOUBLE DERRINGER TYPE III. SN 305. Cal. 41 RF. Bbls have “Remington Arms Co – U M C Co. Ilion, N. Y.” on top rib. Bbls and frame are blued and derringer is fitted with mother-of-pearl grips. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 80% + orig blue, most loss due to flaking. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny. 4-46469 MGM238 (600-1,000)


REMINGTON DOUBLE DERRINGER TYPE II. SN 854. Cal. 41 RF. Marked “Remington Arms Co. Ilion, N. Y.” on top rib. Bbls and frame are nickel-plated and are fitted with checkered hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% + orig bright nickel, with a few minor marks and slight lifting at muzzles. Hammer, extractor, and opening lever retain nearly all of their blue, trigger most of its blue. Bores have some minor pits. Grips are excellent, left slightly browned. 4-46467 MGM240 (1,250-1,750)


REMINGTON DOUBLE DERRINGER TYPE II. SN 462. Cal. 41 RF. Top rib is marked “Remington Arms Co. Ilion. N.Y.” Nickel-plated bbl and frame are fitted with checkered hard rubber grips. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 70% + orig nickel, worn through in a few places, especially on left sides of bbls over some pinprick pitting. Grips are excellent. Bores have some minor pits. 4-46466 MGM239 (1,000-1,500)


VERY RARE FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD & NICKEL MERWIN & HULBERT DOUBLE ACTION POCKET ARMY REVOLVER 2-BARREL SET. SN 7367. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7″ and 3-5/16″ rnd bbls with integral front sights. It has a bird head grip frame with skull cracker and lanyard hole and is mounted with 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips. Cyl is gold plated. Frame & bbls are factory engraved in their sparse style of leaves & vines with two panels on left side showing a very nicely detailed bird in flight and a butterfly. Right side has a geometric pattern. Cyl is engraved to match frame with geometric & flower patterns. Revolver is later type with top strap and cyl with conventional flutes. Left side of front strap under the grip is marked with assembly number “5487” which is also found on rear face of cyl, and rear face of both bbl lugs and inside the right grip. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only about 9,000 of these Pocket Army revolvers were produced in the 1880s in three different models, one of which is dbl action. These revolvers, although in several ways superior to both Colt & Remington large bore revolvers, were not well distributed and therefore could not compete. They were initially sold in proprietary Merwin & Hulbert caliber which was not readily available which further hindered their sales. Merwin & Hulbert were not manufacturers but were entrepreneurs and distributors who obtained patents and had the product manufactured for their distribution. CONDITION: Very fine. Frame & bbls retain most of their strong orig nickel with slight muzzle edge wear and minor flaking around top edge of front sight with a little flaking on top strap. Skull cracker of grip frame is also lightly flaked. Hammer & trigger guard retain faded case colors turned gray on trigger bow. Grips are sound showing light wear and turned a little chocolate. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bores with scattered pitting. 4-46998 JR388 (7,500-12,500)


FINE EARLY MERWIN & HULBERT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 10785. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7″ rnd bbl, integral front sight and Merwin & Hulbert 1-line address on top with Hopkins & Allen address on left side. Left side of frame has caliber marking with a sliding loading gate in right recoil shield. Mounted with checkered hard rubber grips and has a lanyard loop in buttstrap. Left side of buttstrap, under the grip, is marked with assembly number “453”, which number is also on rear face of cyl, rear face of bbl lug and inside right grip. This is the early model with open top frame and scooped flute cyl. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only a few thousand of the Army revolvers were produced in the period 1876-1880 in six different models, two of which were dbl action. These revolvers, although in several ways superior to both Colt & Remington large bore revolvers, were not well distributed and therefore could not compete. They were initially sold in proprietary Merwin & Hulbert caliber which was not readily available which further hindered their sales. Merwin & Hulbert were not manufacturers but were entrepreneurs and distributors who obtained patents and had the product manufactured for their distribution. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 99% bright orig nickel with a few tiny nicks and slight dulling on grip frame from handling; cyl has a faint line; hammer & trigger guard retain most of their bright orig case colors, moderately faded on outside of trigger bow; grips are sharp showing light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, probably unfired. 4-46948 JR386 (8,000-12,000)


MERWIN & HULBERT DOUBLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 23481. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 5-1/2″ ribbed bbl, half moon front sight and Merwin & Hulbert 2-line address on the top. It is the later style with top strap and conventional fluted cyl with square butt and folding hammer. Buttstrap has a factory lanyard loop. Left side of frame has the caliber marking and it is mounted with 2-pc hard rubber grips with checkerboard pattern at the top. Left side of front strap, under the grip, has the assembly number “2591” which is also found in pencil inside right grip. Cyl & bbl lug are matching numbered to the frame. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only a few thousand of the Army revolvers were produced in the period 1876-1880 in six different models, two of which were dbl action. These revolvers, although in several ways superior to both Colt & Remington large bore revolvers, were not well distributed and therefore could not compete. They were initially sold in proprietary Merwin & Hulbert caliber which was not readily available which further hindered their sales. Merwin & Hulbert were not manufacturers but were entrepreneurs and distributors who obtained patents and had the product manufactured for their distribution. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Has been fired but very little; overall retains just about all of its strong orig nickel finish with some light dulling from handling & a minor nick or two with a light cyl line; hammer retains about all of its orig case colors, as does the trigger guard with the trigger having bright colors on sides and rear edge, faded to gray on the front. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with a few spots of scattered pitting. 4-46949 JR385 (6,000-10,000)


SCARCE EARLY MODEL MERWIN & HULBERT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 1173. Cal. 44 M&H. Nickel finish with 7″ rnd bbl, integral front sight and 1-line Merwin & Hulbert address on top with Hopkins & Allen address on the side. This is the early model with open top frame and scooped flute cylinder. Mounted with mottled red & black hard rubber 2-pc grips. Left side of the frame, at the toe, under the grip is stamped with assembly number “297” which number is also found on rear face of cyl, rear face of bbl lug, cyl arbor and inside both grips. Buttstrap is fitted with a lanyard loop. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only a few thousand of the Army revolvers were produced in the period 1876-1880 in six different models, two of which were dbl action. These revolvers, although in several ways superior to both Colt & Remington large bore revolvers, were not well distributed and therefore could not compete. They were initially sold in proprietary Merwin & Hulbert caliber which was not readily available which further hindered their sales. Merwin & Hulbert were not manufacturers but were entrepreneurs and distributors who obtained patents and had the product manufactured for their distribution. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 97-98% strong orig nickel with a series of minor nicks on front edges of the bbl lug; cyl retains about 95% strong orig nickel with sharp edge wear and a cyl line; frame retains traces of orig nickel being mostly a medium silver/brown patina; hammer retains smoky case colors and trigger guard is a silver/brown patina. Grips are sound showing moderate wear. Mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore, may be unfired, shows no evidence of ever having been fired, just handled a lot. 4-46089 JR387 (4,000-6,000)


MERWIN & HULBERT SINGLE ACTION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 6275. Cal. 38 S&W. Nickel finish with 3-1/2″ ribbed bbl, half moon front sight and checkered hard rubber grips with scalloped edges and a raised relief dog’s head at the tops. Top of bbl rib has the Hopkins & Allen name & address with patent numbers and the left side of frame, below the cyl has the Merwin & Hulbert Company name & address. Right side of frame has the caliber marking. Cyl is 5-shots with scooped flutes and the right recoil shield has a sliding loading gate. Left side of buttstrap, under the grip, has the assembly number “6575” which is also found inside left grip; rear face of cyl & on bbl lug. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only a few thousand of these little revolvers produced in the 1880s. They were well made and easily concealable and so were popular with the public for their ease of loading & reloading. Unfortunately the company did not have the distribution system capable of competing with Colt and Smith & Wesson. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains all of its strong orig nickel with some light dulling from handling; appears to be new & unfired with the hammer & trigger retaining about all of their bright case colors. Grips are crisp, as are mechanics, bright shiny bore. 4-46950 JR384 (2,000-3,000)


FINE ENGRAVED MERWIN HULBERT DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 26512. Cal. 38 CF. 3-1/2″ Bbl with standard markings has square butt and pearl grips. Silver plated frame is scroll engraved, and has folding spur hammer. CONDITION: Excellent. All metal parts retain most of a heavy old silver-plate, edges slightly rounded, engraving slightly washed. Grips are excellent. Bore is very good. Action works fine. 4-46999 MGM285 (2,000-3,000)


SPECIAL ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOT. This lot consists of twelve past Julia auction firearm catalogs, together with their prices realized list. These catalogs serve as a valuable reference source. We regularly sell our past auction catalogs to collectors and dealers alike for that purpose. Please also note: The entire proceeds of this lot (to include the 15% buyer’s premium), shall be donated to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St. Jude’s is one of the finest hospitals in North America today for the research and care of children afflicted with cancer. We hope that you will consider competing on this lot, we consider it to be an extremely worthwhile cause and we have dedicated ourselves to include similar lots in every single one of our auctions, the proceeds of which will be donated to St. Jude’s. Thank you for your participation. CONDITION: Very good. 4-87112-1 JDJ2 (300-400)

Revised: 9/24/2012

Additional Information: 10 is not the serial number, it is the assembly number.

VERY RARE, FIRST DAY OF PRODUCTION SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 10. Cal. 32 RF. Blue finish with 6″ ribbed keyhole shaped bbl, German silver front sight and 1-line address. It has usual 6-shot cyl with patent dates around the circumference and a 3-pin top strap. Mounted with smooth 2-pc rosewood grips matching numbered to this revolver. Left heel of grip strap, under the grip, is stamped with the assembly number “FF10” which number is also found on rear face of bbl lug and front face of cyl. This revolver was produced in large quantities, totaling over 77,000 in the period 1861-1874. It was Smith & Wesson’s first revolver larger than 22 rimfire and was extremely popular throughout the entire Civil War and later on the American frontier during the great Westward Expansion and remained in service well into the 1870s until supplanted by the advent of centerfire cartridges. Given that this revolver was produced early in 1861 it is almost a certainty that it would have seen service during the Civil War and probably for the next 15-20 years afterward. Such early revolvers are very rarely encountered and are almost never found with any orig finish. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Very good, all matching including cyl & grip. Bbl retains blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plummy blue patina; frame retains about 65% thin orig blue with gray front & backstraps; cyl is a smooth blue/gray patina. Left grip has a sliver missing from the heel, otherwise grips are sound showing heavy wear with nicks & dings and retain a smooth hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-46402 JR122 (2,000-3,000)


RARE CASED ENGRAVED PRESENTATION SMITH & WESSON NO. 2 ARMY SPUR TRIGGER REVOLVER. SN 67869. Cal. 32 RF. Silver plated finish with 6″ ribbed oct keyhole shape bbl with half moon front sight and fixed rear sight in the cyl stop. Cyl, hammer & trigger are gold washed. Mounted with smooth, 2-pc, ivory grips, right panel featuring a detailed incise-carved duPont family crest of a mailed arm holding a battle axe over a ribbon inscribed “DEFENDUNT”. Right heel of grip frame, under the grip, is marked with the assembly number “HH3” which number is also found on the front face of the cyl and rear face of bbl lug. The bottom front of the frame is engraved in period block letters & script “PRESENTED / TO / C.T. DUPONT, ESQ. / By his friends / Windsor Augst. 19th. 1872”. C.T. duPont was a practicing attorney and wealthy landowner in the Windsor-Hartford, CT area in the late 19th century. The frame, sides of bbl lug & side flats of the bbl, along with the backstrap & buttstrap are beautifully engraved by master engraver, L.D. Nimschke, in flowing, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with fine punch dot background. Top of bbl rib is engraved with a chip & dot border with foliate patterns over the top of the bbl lug and a checkered pattern at the front of the top strap. Sides of the hammer slot on the frame is engraved in feather patterns. Cyl has a full circle arabesque pattern with chip & dot border around front edge. Accompanied by its orig, green velvet lined, mahogany casing, compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, an empty 2-pc orange label Union Metallic cartridge box with line drawing of a Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army on the lid and an orig Smith & Wesson wood handled brass cleaning rod. Right grip has the engraved family crest of a mailed arm holding a battle axe over a ribbon inscribed “DEFENDUNT”. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about 70-80% orig silver with light finish losses on the frame & bbl lug with the backstrap a blended gray patina. Cyl is also mostly a blended patina with strong gold wash on rear face and in the engraving; hammer retains about 75% gold wash and the trigger about 60%. Grips are extremely fine with a couple of small nicks and retain a wonderful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light pitting from breech end. Case has a couple of grain checks in the lid and another in the bottom, otherwise is sound with light handling & storage nicks & marks and retains most of its orig varnish; interior is strong & clean with dark orig colors and light soil in the bottom; cleaning rod is fine; box label has a couple of small chips and is lightly faded. 4-46347 JR206 (17,500-27,500)


INCREDIBLY RARE PANEL SCENE ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NO. 3 COMMERCIAL 2ND MODEL RUSSIAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER, ONE OF TWO KNOWN IN RARE CALIBER. SN 35648. Cal. 44 American. According to Smith & Wesson, The Pioneer Single Action Models, Parsons (1957), on p. 130, this is one of two 2nd Model (Old Model) Russian revolvers that were chambered for the .44 American cartridge rather than the standard .44 Russian caliber. Parsons notes the obvious rarity of these two revolvers and confirms they were blue finished, fitted with ivory grips, and that they were sold to M.W. Robinson, Smith & Wesson’s largest distributor, in May 1878, during an inventory closeout of discontinued models. While the revolver in this auction is not specifically identified by SN in the Parsons book, the other of the two, SN 33694, still in a prominent S&W collection today, is listed by SN and until recently has been the only example known to astute collectors for over 60 years. This revolver has blue & gold finish with 7″ ribbed keyhole shape bbl, gold wash pinned half moon front sight with 1-line address having “AUG 24 69” and “RUSSIAN MODEL” the last of that address. Trigger guard has the integral finger rest hook and the buttstrap contains a lanyard swivel. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips matching numbered on inside of each grip to this revolver. Cyl, hammer, trigger guard & front sight are all gold washed. Revolver is spectacularly engraved by master engraver, L.D. Nimschke, with sweeping full coverage, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns on the frame which also incorporates the very rare vignette of a bull elk’s head on each side. Engraving extends over sides of bbl and ejector housing with an “X”-pattern also on both sides of bbl. The area behind the hammer slot and top strap are engraved to match. Backstrap is engraved in geometric patterns and bottom front of frame is engraved with a detailed hunter’s star. Cyl is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes. All the engraving has a fine punch dot background. Right heel of grip frame, under the grip, is stamped with the assembly number “17148” which number is also found on the rear face of cyl & bbl, and the bbl latch. The SN of this revolver is in the usual range of commercial 2nd Model Russian revolvers, produced in the period 1874-1878 with only a very few of them having been engraved and extremely few are known with game scenes and gold highlights, surely making this an extremely rare Smith & Wesson revolver. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & frame retain about 60-70% bright orig blue with the balance a well blended patina; cyl retains bright gold wash in the flutes with the outer diameter thin gold wash and exposed undercoat silver; hammer, trigger guard & front sight retain most of their orig gold wash. Grips are sound with no discernible flaws and retain a wonderful golden ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-46295 JR205 (25,000-35,000)


SCARCE ENGRAVED COMMERCIAL SMITH & WESSON 1ST MODEL RUSSIAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 14606. Cal. 44 Russian. Nickel finish with 8″ ribbed keyhole shape bbl, pinned half moon front sight with 1-line address that ends in “RUSSIAN MODEL”. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips which have the SN “11177” inside left grip which is also partially visible inside right grip. Right heel of grip frame, under the grip, has the assembly number “G273” which number is also found on rear face of cyl, rear face of bbl and bbl latch. Revolver is beautifully engraved, probably by master engraver, L.D. Nimschke in bold, flowing foliate arabesque patterns with full coverage on the frame and top strap. Matching patterns extend up both sides of the bbl and ejector housing with matching patterns on each side at the muzzle. Top of backstrap is engraved to match with matching patterns on the lands between the flutes of cyl. All engraving has a beautifully stippled background. Buttstrap has the standard screw-plugged swivel hole. This appears to be one of only 4,665 commercial revolvers of this model produced in the period 1871-1874. Extremely few of those were engraved and few of those survive today. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl & frame retain about all of their strong orig nickel with some slight thinning around the muzzle and a flaked spot on bottom of bbl; cyl retains strong orig nickel in the flutes with about 50% nickel on outer diameter; front strap & buttstrap retain strong, bright orig nickel while the buttstrap is a faded gray patina; hammer retains faded case colors while the trigger guard has turned silver. Grips are sound with a few minor age lines in the butt edges and retain a wonderful mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with some light orange peel pitting. 4-46294 JR203 (20,000-30,000)


EXTREMELY RARE SMITH & WESSON 3RD MODEL RUSSIAN TURKISH CONTRACT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 41381. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Blue & silver finish with 6-1/2″ ribbed keyhole shape bbl with integral half moon front sight and fixed rear sight in the bbl latch. Trigger guard has the integral finger rest hook on the bottom and it has a lanyard loop in the buttstrap. About 75-80% of the revolver is covered with fine silver damascening with gold plated screws. The orig walnut grips have absolutely fantastic silver wire inlays, the quality & degree of which is equal to the finest of the exquisite flintlock pistols also decorated for the Turkish market-elite and various officials in the 19th century. Right grip is numbered on the inside with the SN “41381”. The SN on buttstrap was obliterated during the damascening process. Right heel of the grip frame, under the grip is stamped with the assembly number “2022” which number is also found on the rear face of the cyl, bbl and bbl latch. Right side of the backstrap, under the grip is marked with the Arabic number “643” which was the numbering system used in Turkey until about 1920. The bbl address is also mostly obscured by the silver damascening. The top strap also has the large screw forward of the rear sight. This revolver is one of the more scarce & rare Turkish contract guns, in that the frame was originally manufactured as a centerfire frame but with the rush to production for the Turkish contract, Smith & Wesson was unable to forge rimfire frames in a timely manner so they simply used centerfire frames, plugged the firing pin hole and slotted the frame for the rimfire hammer. The Turks had placed an order for 7,000 revolvers of this model of which apparently only 5,000 were delivered. Accompanied by an orig, probably Turkish, soft doeskin-lined brown leather holster with brass closure tab & belt loop on the back, obviously crafted to complement the revolver at the time of its decoration. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains about all of its extremely fine & intricate silver damascening and gold plated screws; the undecorated areas show strong orig blue indicating that this revolver was probably immediately removed from issue for the application of this decoration, probably for a high-ranking officer or government official; ; cyl retains about all of its fine silver damascening with blue in the flutes and the balance a mottled silver/gray patina; hammer retains dark case colors and the trigger guard is faded to silver. Grips are sound and retain all of their beautiful orig silver inlay. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Holster shows moderate wear with flexing and cracking to the surface finish and overall retains about 80% orig brown finish; interior is fine. 4-46296 JR204 (7,500-12,500)


VERY RARE SMITH & WESSON MODEL 320 REVOLVING RIFLE. SN 522. Cal. 320 S&W Rifle. Blue finish, built on a New Model No. 3 frame with 18″ keyhole shaped ribbed bbl that has 2-position flip rear sight in the top rib. It has 6-shot fluted cyl with color case hardened trigger guard & hammer. Mounted with a marbled red & black gutta percha forearm and 2-pc S&W logo red & black gutta percha grips. Accompanied by an orig attachable buttstock that has S&W embossed hard rubber buttplate. Yoke of the stock is blued steel with a threaded recess in the top tang for an attachable lollipop peep sight. Also accompanied by its orig lollipop tang sight and its orig blue & silver clip-on front sight with extremely fine crosshairs. Additionally accompanied by a most extremely rare, orig Smith & Wesson Cliber 320 revolving rifle complete reloading kit in its orig box. 2-pc box is of medium green cardboard with a directions label over the entire top. Kit consists of an sgl cavity bright steel bullet mold/capping tool with sprue cutter and handle latch, a de-capping base & de-capping pin, a brass tube powder measure with brass wire handle, a bright steel loading tool with plunger and a small wooden mallet. These revolving rifles alone are rare, especially with their orig stock and sights. The complete reloading set in its orig box makes this an extraordinarily rare package. Accompanied by a Smith & Wesson factory letter wherein company records indicate this gun being shipped with an 18″ bbl, blue finish, mottled hard rubber grips and forend on 10-15-1883 to M.W. Robinson, New York, NY who was S&W’s largest distributor. The shipment was for ten units at a cost of $20.50 each. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching, stock is unnumbered. The bbl, frame & cyl retain about 95% crisp orig factory blue with some minor flaking on the bbl and light flaking on the bbl, bbl lug & frame; cyl shows a little more flaking with a light drag line and a couple of small scratches; hammer & trigger guard retain most of their orig case colors, moderately faded. Forearm & grips are crisp, showing only faint diamond point wear; stock is equally new with a lightly flaked yoke; wood has a couple of very tiny nicks and overall retains about all of its orig oil finish; buttplate is crisp with no discernible wear. Sights are equally new. Reloading tool box has repaired corners & edges with a dark yellowed label and a small hole in the top with moderate soil. Tools all appear to be new & unused. Truly an extraordinary & rare set. 4-46404 JR123 (20,000-30,000)


RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 2449. Cal. 32-44. Nickel finish with 6-1/2″ ribbed keyhole shaped bbl with bead front sight and adjustable rear sight on bbl latch. It has color case hardened hammer & trigger guard and is accompanied by an orig detachable shoulder stock with S&W embossed hard rubber buttplate. According to Smith & Wesson 1857-1945, Neal & Jinks, there were 2,920 of these rare revolvers produced in this caliber of which 299 had 1-9/16″ cyls leaving a total of 2,621 revolvers with 1-7/16″ cyls such as this revolver. Very few were cut for shoulder stock and extremely few are found today with their accompanying stock. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching except grips & stock which are unnumbered. Overall revolver retains about 98% crisp orig nickel, may be unfired; sideplate & sides of frame have a few very fine scratches with a minor flaked spot on right side of top strap. Grips are crisp showing very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Stock is equally new with crisp orig finish with no visible defects and a crisp buttplate. 4-46414 JR126 (5,000-8,000)


UNUSUAL SMITH & WESSON WELLS FARGO 1ST MODEL SCHOFIELD SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 784. Cal. 45 Schofield. Nickel finish with 5-1/16″ ribbed keyhole shape bbl, half moon front sight with fixed rear sight in the bbl latch. Mounted with checkered synthetic ivory grips. Buttstrap has a plugged lanyard hole and “US” on the toe. Right side of the ejector housing s marked “W.F. & CO. EX. 784” in slanted italic style letters, which is the standard way of marking Wells Fargo Schofields. According to Smith & Wesson 1857-1945, Neal & Jinks, on p. 122 states that many of these revolvers were skillfully — nickel plated and since they were in new condition required no polishing and have the appearance of an orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, appears to be unfired since refinishing and overall retains virtually all of its bright nickel finish with a scratch on right side of frame; hammer retains about all of its bright orig case colors. Grips had been glued to the frame with the right grip now detached and has a compression fracture on inside around the escutcheon, otherwise they are sound with a dark yellow ivory color. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46955 (4,500-7,500)


RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 AUSTRALIAN CONTRACT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH SHOULDER STOCK. SN 13090. Cal. 44 Russian. Nickel finish with 7″ ribbed, keyhole shaped bbl, pinned half moon front sight and fixed rear sight on the bbl latch. It has usual 6-shot fluted cyl with color cased hardened hammer & trigger guard. Mounted with S&W logo hard rubber grips with the last three digits of the SN scratched inside the left grip. Accompanied by an orig Australian model shoulder stock with S&W embossed hard rubber buttplate, that has the SN “13009” on the lower tang, along with the broad arrow acceptance mark. Buttstrap of the revolver also has the broad arrow acceptance mark. Also accompanied by an extremely rare, orig Smith & Wesson reloading kit for the 44 Russian cartridge. Additionally accompanied by an orig Australian Colonial Police brown leather flap holster with saddle attachments and accommodation for the revolver with stock attached. Also accompanied by an orig brown leather saddle scabbard for the separate buttstock. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only 250 of these rare revolvers produced for the Australian Colonial Police. The book, Smith & Wesson 1857-1945, Neal & Jinks, on p. 185 relates that a very few of the stocks were drilled & tapped for a peep sight in the top tang, like the 320 rifles, “Two such stocks are “13039” and “13090” which is the matching numbered stock for this revolver, the whereabouts of which are not known. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Revolver is mismatched with the bbl & cyl matching the frame and the bbl latch being numbered “12219”. Bbl retains 30-35% orig nickel, being mostly a silver/brown patina; frame retains about 90% orig nickel with some light flaking on the sides & backstrap; cyl retains 65-70% orig nickel; hammer retains strong case colors on sides and back edge and trigger guard faded case colors on the webs. Grips are sound showing moderate to heavy wear. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with fine pitting. Stock is sound with light nicks & scratches and a couple of dings on right side and retains a hand worn patina; yoke is bright metal; buttplate has a tiny chipped toe and shows moderate diamond point wear, turning chocolate. Cleaning kit box shows repaired corners and heavy wear with some bug damage to the surface paper covering and has a hole in one end of the bottom; implements appear to be unused with light surface rust on one side of the mold. Includes package of .44 cal. Russian ammo. Holster & stock scabbard are sound showing moderate to heavy wear with some surface crackling, probably from horse sweat. Altogether a fine set. 4-46421 (10,000-15,000)


FINE SMITH & WESSON NO. 3 THIRD MODEL RUSSIAN SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 41495. Cal. 44 Russian. Nickel finish with 6-1/2″ ribbed bbl that has integral front sight and 1-line address that ends in “RUSSIAN MODEL”. Top front edge of the top strap is stamped in tiny letters “REISSUE / JULY 25, 1871”. It has usual 6-shot cyl with color case hardened hammer and trigger guard which has a hook finger rest. Mounted with 2-pc smooth walnut grips matching numbered to this revolver. Buttstrap has a factory lanyard loop and the left rear side on the frame is marked “1874”. Right side of heel, under the grip, is marked with assembly number “237C” with matching assembly number also found on rear face of cyl, bbl and bbl latch. According to Smith & Wesson 1857-1945, Neal & Jinks, there were 13,500 commercial model Russian 3rd Model Russian revolvers produced in the period of 1874-1878. This revolver appears to be one of about 4,500 which were numbered in other contracts of this series whereas the majority of commercial arms in this series were numbered in the 1 through 9,000 serial range. CONDITION: Extremely fine, overall retains about 98% crisp orig nickel with some slight dulling from handling and a light line around cyl. Hammer retains brilliant case colors on sides and rear edge with top edge turned dark. Trigger guard retains faded case colors, stronger on bottom face. Grips are sound, showing light wear and retain about all of their orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be unfired. 4-46954 (7,500-12,500)


RARE SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 TURKISH CONTRACT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER USED AT THE FAMOUS BATTLE OF GALLIPOLI. SN 3339. Cal. 44 RF Henry. Blue finish with 6-1/2″ ribbed keyhole shaped bbl with half moon front sight and fixed rear sight as part of the bbl latch. Mounted with diamond checkered walnut grips that are matching numbered to this revolver. Buttstrap is factory fitted with a lanyard loop. There are small inspector initials on the various parts and the top of the left grip is stamped “A.P.C.”. According to Smith & Wesson 1857-1945, Neal & Jinks, there were 5,461 of these rare revolvers produced during the period 1879-1883 of which 5,281 were on order from the Turkish Government, with the balance apparently contract overruns which were sold to major Smith & Wesson dealers, most of which were then resold to Mexico. Turkey apparently ordered these revolvers to complement the Winchester Model 1866 rifles & carbines they had recently purchased. This cataloger, having spent six years in Turkey in the 1960s & 1970s, was able to examine several Smith & Wesson Turkish Contract revolvers and found them to usually be in deplorable condition, generally with no finish and replaced grips. A letter accompanies this lot from the individual who originally acquired this gun. He states that he acquired it via an agent from the family of a WWI veteran in Australia. The veteran being a survivor of the historic battle of Gallipoli. This battle included a command formed of Australia and New Zealand Corps (ANZAC) together with other units. Details of the pending battle leaked out to the Turks and they had weeks to prepare for the anticipated assault. On the first day the British forces despite heavy casualties were able to overwhelm the defending Turks and push them back. The Anzac’s portion of the battle were only able to gain a shallow foothold and the Turks attempted to drive them off their tiny foothold into the sea, with extraordinary determination the tenacious Anzac’s were able to hold their position. The battle eventually over a period of time turned into a stalemate which resulted in extraordinary loss of life on both sides. However, the incredible historic efforts by the combined forces of Australia and New Zealand proved to be a tremendous galvanizing national experience. As a result of this historic battle, the anniversary of the Anzac’s landing on April 25th is celebrated by both Australia and New Zealand as a historic military day. It is believed that this Smith & Wesson Turkish model was probably captured during the initial overrunning of the Turks and as such, could explain why this gun survived in far better condition than most all other examples found. A truly special and historical example. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including cyl & grips. Bbl latch is unnumbered. Overall retains 40-50% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas; cyl retains plummy blue in the flutes and is gray metal on the outer diameter. Grips are sound showing heavy wear and retain a hand worn patina. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-46415 (4,000-6,000)


LOT OF THREE EARLY SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS WITH BOXES. SN 17997, 46436, 7636. Cal. 32 S&W. Nickel finish. 1) Model 1-1/2 single action revolver with 3″ ribbed bbl and S&W logo hard rubber grips matching numbered to this revolver. Standard tip-up revolver with 5-shot cyl & spur trigger. Accompanied by its orig oil cloth covered hinged lid box, compartmented in bottom for the revolver and two empty compartments. Matching SN is on bottom of box. 2) 1st Model Safety Hammerless DA Revolver with 3-1/2″ ribbed bbl and Smith & Wesson logo hard rubber grips matching numbered to this revolver. Accompanied by its orig pea green, hinged lid box with black & white end label & matching SN on bottom. 3) Scarce 1st Model 32 Hand Ejector DA Revolver with 3-1/4″ ribbed bbl and S&W logo hard rubber grips that are matching numbered to this revolver. This revolver has the rear sight as part of the cyl stop which is mounted in the top strap. Cyl has patent dates on lands between the flutes. Accompanied by its orig salmon colored, hinged lid box with black & white end label and matching SN on bottom. CONDITION: 1) Appears to be new & unfired. Box shows corner wear, otherwise is intact; interior is yellowed with broken partition on one end. 2) New & unfired retaining about all of its brilliant orig finish with brilliant case colors on trigger; grips are crisp. Box shows very light corner & edge wear with one small chip missing from label and a small compression break in bottom; interior is yellowed and may have been shellacked. 3) New & unfired with bright case colors on hammer & trigger and crisp grips. Bottom of box has a couple of blown corners with some light edge damage and a compression break in the bottom, otherwise is fine; interior is yellowed. 4-46951, 4-46952, 4-46953 JR375 (3,000-5,000)


RARE CASED ENGRAVED WHITMORE BUGGY RIFLE ASSOCIATED WITH PRESIDENT WM MCKINLEY. SN NSN. Cal. 32CF According to a letter of provenance (copy accompanies gun) from the Collins family of East Matunuck, RI, this pistol carbine was to have been presented to President William McKinley, who was assassinated before it was delivered. A family member purchased the gun after the assassination and it descended through the family. Very unusual tip-up pistol carbine with 24-3/4” stepped rnd bbl having a full-length rnd rib. The bbl at the chamber end is 7/8” diameter for 3-3/4” then steps down in a series of decorative turnings to approximately 5/8”, which is then 3/8” diameter. The chamber end of the bbl has a tapered quarter rib with peep sight attached, which is adjustable by means of a thumb wheel about the center. The frame is rounded with spur trigger and hand checkered opening latch on the bottom. The hammer has checkered vertical spur curved about 100 degrees. The grip is long and rounded with very highly figured burled walnut panels with horn escutcheons and an engraved silver-plated screw. It has an oval butt cap of horn, attached with an engraved silver-plated screw. The frame and large diameter portion of the bbl are beautifully engraved with about 85% coverage, very fine foliate arabesque and geometric patterns, incorporating a patriotic stars-and-stripes shield on the right side of the frame. The maker’s name “N. Whitmore” is engraved in a small rectangle on the left side of the bbl. The entire pistol, including the bbl, is very nicely nickel-plated. It has a tiny splintered forearm with an inlaid band of engraved silver, two inlaid horn diamonds and a horn screw escutcheon. It is accompanied by a detachable, nickel-plated iron shoulder stock that has a leather pad and captive thumbscrew. It is also accompanied by its original tapered, walnut, fitted case, which contains a hickory wiping rod with turned bone handle and its original key. The case has a brass handle, brass hinges, brass latches and a mortised brass lock with the original key. It has a blank 3-1/8” x 2” rectangular plate pinned to the top. CONDITION: Very fine. Pistol retains virtually all of its strong and original, nickel-plating with a small-bubbled area on the front strap. Grips are fine and retain most of their original finish. Horn butt cap has a repaired chip at the back edge. Stock retains about 50% original nickel with sound leather butt starting to dry out a bit. Front sight pin is broken. Case is soiled, nicked and scratched with an old sheet metal repair at the muzzle end and one loose hinge. Old wool lining is missing about 40% from moth damage. Wiping rod is fine. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of scattered pitting. 4-46112 (17,500-22,500)


PAIR OF A.J. PLATE, SAN FRANCISCO AGENT MARKED HENRY DERINGERS. SN NSN. This matching pair of Deringers with 2″ bbls is marked “Deringer/Philadel.” on locks and bbl breeches and both bbls are stamped “Made For / A.J. Plate / San Francisco”. These guns appear almost identical to the guns made in Henry Deringer’s shop however according to L. Douglas Eberhart; author of several books on American Deringers states that these guns with 6 lands and grooves were actually made by the Schlotterbeck brothers, former employers of Henry Deringer. True Henry Deringers would have 7 lands and grooves. For many years these deringers were thought to be simply agent marked Henry Deringer pistols. However, in lawsuit near end of the Civil War, Schlotterbeck was found to have made 200 pairs of counterfeit “Henry Deringer” pistols. A.J. Plate, a gun dealer in San Francisco was an authorized Henry Deringer agent and sold both counterfeit and legitimate Henry Deringer pistols and legitimate Schlotterbeck pistols marked “Slotter & Co”. This pair of pistols conforms to other Henry Deringers of the day with engraved German silver mounts and engraved hammers, locks and breeches. Birds head stocks were crosshatched. Matching pairs of Deringers are always difficult to find and this pair is in fine “as found” condition. SIZE: 4-3/4″ overall each. CONDITION: Bbls are overall smooth retaining traces of original brown striping, otherwise gray/brown with pinprick pitting. Lock and hammers are gray/brown overall with pitting. German silver trigger guard and escutcheons are smooth and solid with good, crisp engraving. Shield escutcheon is missing from one gun. Stocks are sound and solid with scattered small dings, dents and scratches. A 1″ hairline crack is visible at wrist in one pistol. Markings and engraving are very good and crisp as can be seen in photos. 4-46795 JS147 (4,000-6,000)


DERINGER STYLE SINGLE SHOT PISTOL. SN NSN. This single shot Philadelphia style Deringer has 2-5/16″ bbl and measures 5-1/2″ overall. Breech is marked “DERINGE / PHILa”. There were many Deringer copies and counterfeits and this is one that misspelled “Deringer” purposely to deceive the buyer that they were buying a genuine “Henry Deringer”. This gun is like other Deringer style pistols of the mid 19th Century being German silver mounted and having engraved locks, hammers and breeches. CONDITION: Very good overall. Lock retains traces of muted case color, balance being silver/gray. Bbl and hammer are gray/brown overall with traces of color with scattered staining and pitting. Stock and mounts are sound and solid with some escutcheons protruding. Wood appears to have originally been painted black and still retains about 40% of that color. 4-46796 JS148 (1,500-2,500)


RARE CASED ALLEN’S PATENT, “J.G. BOLEN” MARKED PEPPERBOX PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 62. Cal. 31. Fine 6-shot pepperbox with about 3-1/4″ bbl cluster with flat ribs and engraved nipple shield. It has a bar hammer marked on top edge “ALLEN’S PATENT” and on left side “J.G. BOLEN, N.Y.” Frame is lightly engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with a geometric pattern down backstrap. One of the ribs of the bbl cluster is marked “PATENTED 1837 CAST-STEEL”. Mounted with smooth, bag-shaped walnut grips with a tiny silver oval inlaid on each side above the screw escutcheons. SN is found on left side of front strap, under the grip, on the bbl cluster and inside each grip. No further disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. Accompanied by its rare, orig, brass bound, burgundy velvet lined rosewood casing that has an empty brass plate in the lid and an extremely rare paper advertising of J.G. Bolen Company inside the lid with a line drawing illustration of the earlier version of this pistol. Bottom of case is French fitted for the pistol, a Dixon brass & copper 3-compartment flask, a tiny bright steel 2-cavity bullet & ball mold with screwdriver on one handle and a wood brass & steel cleaning jag/ramrod. Left front corner of case has an empty covered compartment. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbls retain a thin blue/gray patina with stronger blue in some areas; nipple shield retains about 90% thin orig blue and the frame 75-80% flaked blue; backstrap is bright metal; front strap & trigger guard retain 60-70% thin orig blue. Grips are sound showing little or no wear & retain 30-40% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Case is missing some slivers of veneer from each end of the lid, otherwise is sound with a slightly warped lid; interior is moderately faded with yellowed advertising paper and moderate soil in the pistol recess; accessories are fine. 4-46849 JR116 (4,000-6,000)

Revised: 9/17/2012

Correction: The catalog estimates should read (10,000-15,000).

RARE 2ND TYPE COCHRAN PATENT REVOLVING TURRET RIFLE. Cal. appears to be about 46. Rifle appears to be also a transition between the 1st and 2nd types with 26-1/4″ oct bbl, tiny German silver blade front sight and fixed rear sight with a full-length iron rib on the bottom and two iron guides containing its orig ramrod. Top strap is hinged with the rear latch is “U” shaped to allow a sight picture. Top strap is 1-1/8″ at front end and 1″ at back end with a 1-7/8″ rnd section in center. Front of top strap is marked “COCHRANS PATENT” and the rear of top strap is marked “C.B. ALLEN / SPRINGFIELD / MASS.”. There is a tiny eagle above Allen’s mark. The turret spindle fits into a recess in the top strap. Toe strap has the turret lock which is spring loaded to secure the turret in position by means of a small tab that fits in dimples on the 9-shot turret. It has its orig German silver nipple shield and a German silver shield at the back of the turret opening. It is mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut buttstock with empty rectangular German silver thumbplate and smooth German silver buttplate with a long tang. The long, curved, bottom mounted hammer acts as trigger guard. Hammer has a short curved spur toward the front and rifle is missing its finger rest. John W. Cochran patented the turret rifle in the late 1830s and, according to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms produced slightly over 200 rifles and carbines in 4 different types. CONDITION: Fine. Metal overall retains a dark brown attic patina, slightly thinned on top strap. Ramrod is fine. Stock is sound with nicks and scratches and retains about all of its bright, orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong, very dark bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-46671 JR293 (10,000-15,000)


UNUSUAL THREE SHOT PERCUSSION REVOLVING RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 39. 6-groove rifling. 28-1/2″ round bbl, 1-1/4″ in diameter, with three rifled bores pepperbox style, each bore with its own sights. Ramrod is held by two small plain pipes and long “thimble” at base. Bbl is indexed with reverse trigger that locks into breech plug to align each bore and its nipple with lock. Back action lock dovetails into right side of breech iron, and is mounted with tall serpentine hammer. Nicely flame figured American walnut stock is fitted with engraved brass trigger guard with finger spur, steel patchbox with crenelated finial on right side, and plain German silver (?) buttplate with 4-1/2″ return. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a considerable amount of what may be their orig plum brown. Lockplate is a light plum brown. Trigger guard and buttplate are nicely toned. Patchbox is still somewhat shiny. Stock retains most what appears to be its orig piano finish. Bores are very fine with some scattered light pitting. Action is a bit loose. Ramrod appears to be orig, central pipe has come unsoldered. 4-47001 MGM291 (5,000-8,000)


EXTREMELY RARE M.L. ROOD SUPERPOSED MULE EAR DOUBLE PERCUSSION RIFLE. Cal. About 45. Very rare rifle with 33″ heavy superposed bbls that has proprietary German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and a fixed Rocky Mountain style rear sight. Made without forearm and has two iron guides on each side containing what appears to be two orig brass tipped hickory ramrods. Top bbl, just above rear sight, is marked in three lines “M.L. ROOD / DENVER C.T. / WARRANTED”. Obviously the “C.T.” stands for Colorado Territory, before Colorado became a state in 1876. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain, American walnut buttstock similar to a Kentucky rifle butt with back action lock on right side of wrist having two hammers on long arms that strike nipples on right side of bbls. Nipples are shielded with brass cones. Strikers of the hammers have large, checkered, curled spurs. Lockplate is marked “M.L. ROOD DENVER C.T”. The bbls are mounted into an oval shaped block with long top & bottom tangs with dbl set trigger and Kentucky rifle style iron serpentine trigger guard with finger rest. Hammers, when cocked, cannot be fired without the set trigger being activated. The trigger will fire either hammer or both at once. Buttstock has a Kentucky rifle style crescent iron buttplate with long top tang and a very long flat toe plate. Right side of buttstock is inlaid with a 1/2″ compass, which feature has been observed on other Rood rifles. The name M.L. Maxwell is very lightly stamped on the lower tang. Maxwell along with Rood were known to be a shooting companions and friends of Kit Carson. This may have been his Denver made rifle. Morgan L. Rood was probably born in New York and moved to Michigan at a young age where he apprenticed gunsmithing and in 1849 left Michigan with the “Wolverine Rangers” for the California Gold Rush. They arrived late and were unable to do any prospecting until 1850 when the rivers subsided after the winter rains. There is a list of this party which includes Mr. Rood’s name. There was one mention of Mr. Rood having mined $10,000 in gold dust. He wound up in Denver in the 1860s and established his gun shop there becoming a major competitor and antagonist of Carlos Gove who had a competing shop nearby. Mr. Rood was a maker of fine hunting & target rifles and shotguns and a serious competitive shooter engaging in a number of shooting matches in the area, winning most. His shop sold all the popular makes of arms of the day plus sporting goods of all types, again in competition with Mr. Gove. In Sept. 1864 his gun shop blew up only slightly injuring him but damaging his eyesight. In 1866 Mr. Rood and Mr. Gove became engaged in a very spirited exchange of insulting articles in both the Denver Gazette and Rocky Mountain News with Mr. Rood challenging Mr. Gove to ten shooting matches at various distances using their respective rifles for $100 per match. Although the tirades continued for some time there is no evidence that they ever shot a match. Mr. Rood died on Nov. 26, 1881. Accompanying this rifle are transcriptions of some of the articles posted by Mr. Gove and Mr. Rood along with copies of several ads from local newspapers for Mr. Rood’s gun shop. In addition to Mr. Rood’s manufacturing fine hunting & target rifles he also was issued a patent for a revolving firearm but if they were ever made none are known to survive. In spite of Mr. Rood’s productivity over a 20+ year period, extremely few of his firearms are known today. Mr. Rood lived in the Rocky Mountains in a time when the Great American West was being born and undoubtedly contributed to that birthing with his fine firearms. PROVENANCE: JOHN DUTCHER COLLECTION. CONDITION: Very good. Traces of orig brown remain being mostly a cleaned, mottled silver/brown patina with a few nicks & dings. Stock has some chips around the lockplate and a hairline on left side of the wrist, otherwise wood is sound and retains a hand worn patina. Top hammer arm has an old forged repair; mechanics are fine, strong sharp bores with pitting in the grooves. 4-46082 JR312 (5,000-10,000)


BEDFORD COUNTY PERCUSSION SWIVEL GUN BY ENOS BORDER. Over and under swivel breech percussion Kentucky rifle with .36 inch full octagon .40 caliber rifled and .38 caliber smooth barrels. One barrel is marked “E.B.” for the Bedford gunsmith Enos Border. The stock is fine Curly Maple and the gun features seven silver inlays, an engraved silver side plate, a seven inch long brass comb inlay and an engraved four piece patch box. Enos Border was born August 28, 1822 and was taxed as a gunsmith in Bedford Township in 1842-48, about the time this gun could have been made. CONDITION: The gun was made using parts designed for a gun with full side panels alongside the barrels, but was made without side panels. The action is loose otherwise the gun seems to be in very nice condition. 4-46308 RGG4 (2,800-3,800)


FABULOUS GROUP OF THIRTEEN 18TH CENTURY ENGRAVED POWDER HORNS BY ONE ARTIST. This group of horns represents 13 of the 27 known powder horns carved by same artist known as the “Folky Artist”. There are different schools of carving known on French and Indian War era horns and Revolutionary War era horns which is the period these horns date. This period between 1750 and 1790 was a time when every American military man carried a powder horn with his rifle. This is also the era of the greatest carvers of powder horns, few of which are known by name as they rarely signed their horns, but most are just known by their distinctive styles. There are groups of horns carved by the “Pointed Tree” carver, the “Memento Mori” carver and the subject carver the “Folky Artist”. These artists typically were paid by powder horn owner to be decorated and often named such that one man’s distinctive horn could not be mistook for another. Artistry skills and styles vary greatly among these 18th Century pieces of art. The Folky Artist is thought possibly to be a southern artist as southern characteristics such as palmetto trees, long leaf pine sprouts, scenes of dogs running deer, manatees, an alligator and what appears to be a Spanish mission are among the subjects engraved on his horns. There also appears on one horn to be the Hessian symbol of a double headed eagle. The only Hessian settlement in the south was at that time the Salzburger colony on Saint Simons Island just off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. Of these 13 powder horns collected; 3 had southern provenance. One horn known by this artist is identified to Aaron Lott of Charlestown, South Carolina and is dated 1777. There are recurring themes on many of this unknown artist’s horns. The most unusual of these is a hunter with bag, horn and flintlock rifle. He is dressed in Colonial attire; knee britches, frock coat, complete with tri-corn hat. Many times he is with his dogs running an almost comical bug-eyed deer. At least twice he is found portraying “Adam” with his hat in one hand and accepting an apple from an 18th Century clad “Eve” in the other. Often circle designs are found with two or three smaller spheres inside with “sun, moon and stars” or other personified faces carved within them. Another unique feature of this carver is a moth-like bug and/or a floral type vine with a bloom resembling a thistle blossom. Other recurring devices are found as can be seen in photographs. Mel Hankla who originally put this collection together and studied most of the other known “Folky Artist” horns in various institutional collections, states in his pamphlet produced on the “Folky Artist” the reason there are northern and southern scenes with dates ranging from 1759 to 1777. “My personal opinion, at this particular time, is that Folky Artist was on campaign. He was a soldier that was quite probably as far north as the Canadian border…but I also think he was at least as far south as Savannah, Georgia. Almost all of these powder horns have been engraved with an empty cartouche. Thus…I do not think that he was taking orders or making horns for particular individuals. Several have owner’s initials or a date scratched in, but most all seem to be from a different hand than that of the maker. I feel he was producing these horns for money or for trade. Perhaps he was producing these horns for someone that was actually dealing and selling these horns as a middleman; a merchant or a “drummer” as they would have been called in the day. Although his work is not what we would usually consider as professional, I think he was somewhat of a professional Horner. I believe he was influenced by what was around him; where he was, the people, where they were from and the norm of the accoutrements that they used. From looking at the whole spectrum of horns made by Folky Artist during the French and Indian War to his horns made well into the American Revolution, my personal opinion is that most were made in the field under a vast range of conditions producing much variety in the quality of workmanship. I feel some were produced under very good conditions and thus were very well wrought. And at the other end of the scale, one horn looks like it was perhaps an early attempt or maybe one of his last while laying on his deathbed!” The horns in this collection have each been assigned a name and individual details are available for each. This is a wonderful and probably the largest grouping that will ever be assembled by one French & Indian and Revolutionary War powder horn artist. SIZE: Horns vary in size from 9″ to 14″, average horns are 11-12″. PROVENANCE: Ex-Mel Hankla collection. The Gun Report, Vol. 50, #12, May, 2005 where 4 of these horns are pictured on the cover and 9 of the horns are pictured in the article on pgs. 24 thru 31. Pictured in article, pgs. 6-7 of the Dec. 2010 issue of The Horn Book. CONDITION: Overall condition on most horns is very good to fine. Several of the horns have seen use later then their time of manufacture. Three of the horns have additional names and dates carved such as on the 1775 horn which has an added date of 1837; as can be seen in photographs. All horns have original wood plugs, though a couple appear replaced but contemporaneous to their time of use. There is minor insect damage, if any to most horns. The 1759 horn exhibits most insect damage and only has 4 or 5 holes adjacent to plug; the largest being 1″ x 1/2″ as can be seen in photos. Surfaces of horns are mostly smooth with good patina with exception. “The Coat of Arms” horn with the Hessian eagle which has eroded areas about 2″ into horn from base that makes engraving difficult to see in those areas. But this horn which is 14″ overall and has 11″ of carved design which is only partially affected. 4-46280 JS122 (60,000-90,000)


OUTSTANDING RELIEF CARVED J.P. BECK RIFLE. This early rifle has a 43-1/2″ oct to rnd .58 cal straight rifled bbl signed in script J.P. Beck. The gun features a wood patch box and a curly maple stock. The trigger guard features Beck’s typical two deep lines forming a molding on the forward end of the guard. The short ramrod pipes have heavy molded ends and the nose cap has Beck’s characteristic three rivets placed at a triangle to fasten the muzzle cap to the stock. The gun is relief carved at the bbl tang and on the cheek side of the butt. The high relief carving is well designed, crisp, well defined and well executed. The side plate is thick beveled brass and is nicely engraved and the bbl is pin fastened to the stock. Some of the finest rifles of the early period were produced in the Lebanon school by J. P. Beck. John Philip Beck worked from the 1760’s until his death in 1811. He is recorded as a gunsmith in Lebanon Borough from 1781 to 1810. CONDITION: There is a 7-1/2″ by 1/2″ wood repair on the left side of the bbl above the middle ramrod ferrule. The lock has been reconverted to flint. Overall condition is very good with attractive high relief carving that is dry and untouched. The ramrod appears to be orig. The wood door is an old replacement. Side plate is a replacement. There is a small glued crack on the left side at the muzzle. 4-46877 RGG14 (65,000-85,000)


EXTRAORDINARY DOUBLE SIGNED OHIO LONGRIFLE BY JAMES & WILLIAM CLARK. This beautiful curly maple rifle is a museum piece of the highest order. The rifle is signed “James Clarke” in a silver inlay set into the top flat of its 43 ½ inch full octagon .40 caliber rifled barrel. The rifle features twenty-five well designed and executed, engraved silver inlays and silver wire decoration surrounding the ornate and unique cheek piece inlay. The Philadelphia lock by “Longstreth & Cooke” was originally flint and later converted to percussion by the gunsmith in the 1840’s or 1850’s. The outstanding quality of this rifle is evident in the exceptional relief carving forward of the lock and side plate panels and in the intricate decoration of the forend stock side panels. The 4 ½ inch high and 1 3/8 inch wide butt of the rifle is nicely incised carved. The rifles patch box, carving, and decorations are closely related to the work of John Armstrong. The engraved silver side plate is engraved “William Clarke” in script. James Clark was born January 11, 1784 near Cumberland Maryland. His father Jacob Clark Sr. was born in England and came to America just prior to the American Revolution. Jacob enlisted with Colonial William Smallwood’s first Maryland Regiment in January of 1776. He served at Long Island with the rank of sergeant and was, for a time, a prisoner of the British. James Clark apprenticed to the gunsmith George Rizer of Cumberland. He completed his apprenticeship in 1805 after which he relocated to Lebanon Ohio. James and his wife Charlote had four sons, one of which was William Clark who, with two of his brothers, was also involved in the manufacture and sale of firearms. This rifle is unique in having been engraved with the names of two members of the same gunsmithing family, James and his son William and is perhaps the only American Longrifle with this feature. It is likely the rifle was made by James for his son. This rifle was most probably made circa 1818 after which James moved to work in the Federal Armory at Harpers Ferry. It was while at Harpers Ferry he collaborated with the Sheets family of gunsmiths in Shepards Town. The Clark family became the most important and prolific gun manufacturer in early Ohio. Surviving rifles by James Clark all show the work of a master tradesman with their graceful architecture and long slender fore stocks. The more ornate the rifle, the finer the curly maple stock. This rifle was featured in numerous books and articles including the September 2011 issue of Muzzle blasts; the 1998 issue of the Association of Ohio Long rifle Collectors; and a soon to be published book on Ohio history. CONDITION: The excellent curly maple stock is sound plus throughout. The lock was professionally converted to percussion in period. There is a break through the forward side plate screw hole that is old and barely noticeable. The entire rifle shows no sign of any restoration or repair under black light inspection. There is no question this rifle stands as one of the best remaining examples of the art and quality of Ohio gunsmithing. 4-46079 RGG1 (35,000-55,000)


SPECTACULAR INCISED AND RAISED CARVED JACOB KUNTZ FLINTLOCK RIFLE. This rifle has a 44″ full oct .50 cal smooth unmarked bbl. The flint lock is marked “C. Bird Philadelphia”. The rifle has a unique four piece engr patch box with three piercings. The brass engr toe plate has one piercing. The curly maple stock has typical Jacob Kuntz basket weave cross hatching on the wrist and features Kuntz’s characteristic checkered low relief carving on the cheek side of the butt that surrounds a beautiful relief carved American eagle. The carved eagle is very similar to Kuntz’s silver eagle inlay on the cheek piece of the rifle on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. The silver thumb piece inlay is engr with the initials “J.K.”. The rifle is incised carved at the rear ramrod ferrule and there is a very faint incised carved Lehigh/Northampton style “Indian” head carved forward of the trigger guard. The Brass heavy beveled arrow back side plate is engraved. Jacob Kuntz was born in 1780 and died in 1876. Jacob is first listed in the tax records of Whitehall Township Northampton County in 1807. Jacob Kuntz married Barbara Newhard, niece of Peter Newhard, gunsmith of Whitehall Township Northampton County in 1812. (Lehigh County was part of Northampton County until 1815). In 1833 the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia awarded Jacob Kuntz a silver medal for his skill and ingenuity. He made the pair of sterling pistols used by Commodore Barron and Commodore Decatur in their famous duel. Kuntz was an excellent engraver as well as a superb marksman. Joe Kindig Jr. is quoted as having said “Jacob Kuntz, at his best, is certainly in a class by himself. This is also is well demonstrated by the Metropolitan Museum’s example”. CONDITION: This rifle shows evidence of having been cleaned at one time and shows use. The lock is a reconversion. The orig ramrod has an in period repair 7-1/2″ from the muzzle end. There is evidence of an old repaired break in the fore end 24″ from the muzzle. 4-46879 (30,000-45,000)


RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE BY “S. BISTEL”. This very nice relief carved rifle has a 42-3/4” full oct .50 cal rifled bbl signed in script by “S. Bistel”. The four piece brass patch box has seven piercings. The unique relief carving on the cheek side of the butt is bold and decorative. The carving at the bbl tang, at the rear ramrod ferrule and forward of the lock and side plate shows signs of hardware but is still distinct. There is a silver eight pointed star inlay inlet on the cheek. The gunsmith appears to be un-located but the consigner suggests it may have been made in Unity Township, West Moreland County, PA ca 1810. CONDITION: Orig. dry surface. There is an old repaired break through the lock and side plate area where some wood has been replaced between the bbl tang and side plate. The bbl has been cut off about three inches from the breech and the flint lock is a reconversion. 4-46512 (20,000-40,000)


GOLDEN AGE SIGNED NICHOLAS BEYER CARVED FLINTLOCK RIFLE. This rifle has a 46-1/2″ inch oct to rnd smooth bore bbl signed in script by N. Beyer. The 4-pc brass engraved patch box is similar to rifle No. 93 in Kindig and the patch box latch is riveted in the upper corner of the lid with the release in the butt plate. Butt carving on the cheek piece side, silver cheek star and brass side plate are also identical to Kindig’s rifle No. 93. Relief carving at the tang is sharp and crisp and includes a rnd inlay secured by four pins.The ramrod pipes on this rifle are short with molded ends and the forward trigger guard extension ends with two fixed lines that form a molding. Nicholas Beyer was one of the most prolific of the best rifle makers of the Lebanon school, who also worked as a gunsmith in Dauphin County circa 1807–1810. CONDITION: This is a clean, honest N. Beyer rifle in attic condition and shows only signs of normal wear and use. Flint lock may be the original and which is likely an old reconversion. The front bbl pin is missing and there are several losses of wood on both sides along the barrel and around bbl pins. There is an old period metal repair between the nose cap and the front ramrod pipe. A small bit of wood is missing over the front of the lock plate. 4-45183 RGG9 (18,000-24,000)


EXCEPTIONAL RELIEF CARVED AND ENGRAVED FLINTLOCK JACOB SELL RIFLE. . This fine rifle has a 43-1/2″ full oct .56 cal smooth bore bbl signed in script by Jacob Sell. The four piece brass patch box has six piercings, the upper and lower plates being elaborately pierced, and the lid being profusely engraved featuring the head and shoulders of a man. The patch box is large and of beautiful rococo design. The silver thumb piece wrist inlay is also engraved with the man’s bust. The gun has a hand forged German lock and the brass side plate is also artistically engraved. The gun is profusely relief carved on the cheek side of the butt with exquisite and well executed high relief carving of Sell’s most elaborate style. There is low relief carving at the bbl tang and at the rear ramrod ferrule. The toe plate features diamond pattern engraving often used by Jacob Sell the elder. It is believed Jacob Sell Sr. was born in 1741 and died in 1825. He is recorded as a gunsmith in 1793 and 1799. The plain curly maple used on this gun suggests it may be one of his earlier guns as his later guns tended to have much better curl. Jacob Sell worked around Littlestown, Adams County, PA. Sell’s rifles are normally of unusually high quality workmanship and this rifle is no exception. CONDITION: The ramrod channel has worn through under the fore stock. The low relief carving at the rear ramrod ferrule and the carving forward of the patch box finial is worn from hard use. The hammer on the flint lock is a replacement. There is a very old practically invisible wrist crack repair and the side plate screws are replacements. The rifle remains in very nice condition. The ramrod may be orig. 4-46876 (45,000-65,000)


RELIEF CARVED BEDFORD COUNTY CURLY MAPLE FLINTLOCK RIFLE. This rifle has a 43 inch full octagon .38 caliber rifled barrel. The barrel is very faintly signed but the signature is not legible. The consigner attributes the rifle to the Bedford gunsmith Joseph Mills. The Curly Maple stock is relief carved on the left side of the butt as well as forward of the lock and side plate panels. The engraved brass patch box has six piercings and the brass side plate has two piercings. The rifle features thirteen silver inlays and a large tear shaped brass saddle plate. CONDITION: 20 ¾ inches of fore end wood has been replaced. One silver inlay is missing on the left side of the fore end. The silver tang inlay is broken on both sides of the tang and there is a 2 ¾ inch wood repair below the tail of the lock. There is an 8 ½ inch by 7/16 inch wood repair along the left side of the barrel and an 18 inch repair along the right side of the barrel forward of the lock. The lock may be a replacement. Repairs are well done and do not detract from the appearance of the rifle. 4-46306 RGG10 (14,500-23,000)


UNIQUE AND INTERESTING CARVED JACOB DICKERT LANCASTER RIFLE. This rifle has a 40 1/4 inch full octagon .52 caliber smooth barrel signed in script “J. Dickert”. The dark finished maple stock has very little curl but is artfully carved in the Dickert style with incised and low relief carving. The very unique and unusual brass four piece patch box is engraved like a serpent with the finial being its body and head. The rear ramrod entrance ferrule is elongated ending in a Bucks county style fleur-de-lis shape, also unusual for Dickert. The flint lock is unmarked. Jacob Dickert was born in Germany in 1740, immigrated to America with his parents in 1748, settled in Berks County moving to Lancaster Pa. in 1756 when Jacob was sixteen years of age. Jacob died in 1822. This is an opportunity to own a very interesting rifle by an early, well known, Lancaster Pa. gunsmith. CONDITION: The dark finish is worn through in many areas. There are old in period wood repairs on both sides of the barrel tang. The flint lock is a reconversion. This is a very nice and desirable J. Dickert long rifle. 4-46307 RGG3 (22,000-32,000)


RELIEF CARVED FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY JACOB EARNEST GRANDSON OF “INDIAN EVE”. This rifle has a 41 1/2 inch full octagon barrel faintly signed Jacob Earnest. The Curly Maple stock features fine and detailed relief carving on the cheek piece side of the butt. The four piece brass patch box is beautifully engraved and is a fine example of the Q finial design. The flint lock is secured by two lock bolt screws. The cross hatched raised area under the cheek piece, an Earnest characteristic, is also sometimes found on rifles made in Maryland. A very similar rifle by Earnest is pictured on page 112 of “The Longrifles of Western Pennsylvania”. Jacob Earnest was born January 2, 1805 and first appears in the Hempfield Township tax list as a gunsmith in 1827. His rifles are considered to be among the finest made in Westmoreland County, Pa. Jacob Earnest was a grandson of -Indian Eve- Ernst of Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Her story merits repetition here. A few years before the Revolution, Eve’s husband was murdered by a roving band of Indians. She was taken into captivity and was kept until 1780, having been a captive about 12 years. While a captive she had a son Henry by one of the Indians. She was kept near Ft. Detroit and sold eventually to the British. After the Revolution she was exchanged, walking back to Pennsylvania to try to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Henry was adapted to the Indian way of life and would have preferred to remain with them. Henry moved to Westmoreland County, married and, on 2 January 1805, his son Jacob was born. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by a copy of a handwritten account of “Indian Eve and the Jacob Ernest Gun” CONDITION: The flint lock has been reconverted using military parts. There is a nine inch wood sliver replaced along the left side of the barrel. Fore end wood has been replaced from the muzzle about 5 ½ inches. The wood under the lock has been refinished and there has been some restoration in the wrist. 4-46316 RGG7 (9,000-15,000)


JACOB ALBRIGHT JR. FLINTLOCK RIFLE SIGNED ON BARREL AND IN BUTT CARVING. This rifle has a 43″ full oct .44 cal rifled bbl signed “J. Albright” in a silver inlay in the top flat of the barrel. The brass four piece patch box has eight piercings and a nicely engr door. The rifle features eleven silver inlays and a 7-1/2″ long brass comb inlay with three piercings. The brass side plate has two piercings. The cheek side of the butt is attractively incised carved with a design that incorporates the gunsmith’s initials “J.A.”. The stock is made using curly maple wood and the rifle has dbl set triggers. Jacob Albright Jr. was born in 1803 and died in Wayne county Ohio in 1884. He appeared as a gunsmith on the Haines Township, Centre County PA. Tax roll in 1825. Jacob Jr. sometimes signed his rifles “J. Albright” although his rifles are otherwise indistinguishable from those made by his father. Jacob Jr. moved to Ohio in 1830. Rifles with the gunsmith’s initials in the carving are quite rare but a few examples from the Albright family of gunsmiths do exist. CONDITION: Generally very good. The lock is an excellent reconversion. The comb inlay shows signs of having been reset at one time and there is a crack in the side plate forward of the center screw. 4-46878 RGG16 (15,000-25,000)


BEDFORD COUNTY FLINTLOCK STOUDENOUR RIFLE. This rifle is attributed to the gunsmith Jacob Stoudenour (1795 – 1863) who was a major gunsmith of Bedford County PA. A significant number of Jacob’s runs were originally flint. This rifle has a curly maple stock and a 45-1/4” full oct unsigned .50 cal rifled bbl. The rifle has a 9” toe plate with two piercings and a very decorative 9” saddle-plate. The rifle features twenty-seven silver inlays and a brass side plate with two piercings. The brass four piece engraved patch box has five piercings each of which contains a silver inlay. The patch box, saddle plate, side plate design and some of the inlays are similar to the Stoudenour rifle pictured on page 132 of Whisker’s “Gunsmiths of Bedford, Somerset and Fulton Counties”. CONDITION: The lock has been properly re-converted to flint. There are some loose inlay tacks, but the rifle appears to be in orig unrestored condition. 4-46625 RGG20 (20,000-30,000)


UNIDENTIFIED UPPER SUSQUEHANNA INCISED CARVED AND HIGHLY DECORATED RIFLE. This rifle has a 41-1/2″ full oct unsigned .40 caliber rifled bbl and a curly maple stock. The four piece brass patch box has a nicely engr door and nine piercings. The 5-3/4″ toe plate has three piercings. The rifle is decorated with thirty two silver inlays, a 5″ saddle plate and a 5-1/4″ comb inlay. The rifle is incised carved behind the cheek piece. The rifle is undoubtedly of the Upper Susquehanna School of gunsmithing. CONDITION: The flint lock is a reconversion and several inlays have been replaced. The bbl was cut about 1-1/2″ from the rear. There is an 8-1/2″ wood repair along the bbl on the left side from the muzzle and the forward inlay is loose. The side plate is not the traditional Upper Susquehanna style. 4-46888 (6,000-10,000)


LOVELY SIGNED LEBANON COUNTY JACOB PHILIPY SMOOTH RIFLE. This rifle has a 42″ oct to rnd .54 cal smooth bore bbl that is signed in script J. Philipy. Jacob Philipy (Philipee) is listed as having worked in Lebanon County in the early 1800s. The bbl is fixed to the stock with four bbl wedges and the Maple stock has an wonderfully hand-grained red violin finish. The engraved 4-pc brass patch box is of the Bonewitz style and the rifle has the classic Roman nose stock profile. A similar rifle is seen in Capt Dillin’s book. CONDITION: This rifle is in nice attic found condition throughout having only one small 2-3/8″ x 3/16″ period wood repair on the lock side of the trigger guard finial. Much of the orig finish remains. The late English flint lock is a well executed and proper reconversion. The patch box release spring is loose and should be properly reset. 4-45155 RGG2 (6,000-8,000)


INCISED CARVED CURLY MAPLE “J. MEWHIRTER” FLINTLOCK RIFLE. This rifle has a 40 inch full octagon .54 caliber rifled barrel signed “J. Mewhirter”. The Curly Maple stock is incised carved to the rear of the cheek piece and at the base ramrod ferrule. The Chambersburg style four piece brass patch box is finely engraved with one piercing in the finial. The brass side plate is engraved in the same style. The wrist has three silver inlays and the oval silver cheek piece inlay is engraved with an eagle. CONDITION: The wood was cracked and repaired under the lock and the lock has been reconverted to flint. There is an 18 inch wood sliver replaced along the left side of the barrel from the muzzle. There are also small wood repairs above the tail of the lock and above the side plate upper lock bolt screw. With these exceptions the rifle is solid and original throughout. 4-46315 RGG12 (5,500-8,500)


EXTREMELY ELABORATE HUNTINGDON COUNTY PERCUSSION RIFLE. This very decorative percussion rifle has a 40 inch full octagon .40 caliber rifled barrel. The barrel is unsigned but is nicely engraved around the front sight and behind the rear sight. The rifle features thirty-nine engraved silver inlays, a silver saddle plate and a silver side plate. The curly Maple stock was finished dark in the style of James or Joseph Douglass of Huntingdon County to whom the gun is attributed. The four piece brass engraved patch box has nine piercings. This is a fine example of a very ornate rifle tastefully designed in spite of an unusual number of inlays, typical of the Douglass family rifles. CONDITION: No restoration or repair visible under black light inspection. Hammer screw is missing and replaced with welded stud. The trigger guard was broken and repaired and the blade is missing from the front sight. This is a fine example of a highly decorated Huntingdon County rifle. 4-46314 RGG5 (7,000-10,000)


RELIEF CARVED PERCUSSION RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN PRINGLE. This rifle has a 42 ½ inch full octagon unsigned .42 caliber rifled barrel. The Curly Maple stock is very nicely relief carved at the butt forming the initials “J.P.”. The rifle has twelve silver inlays and an engraved four piece brass patch box with eight piercings. The hand forged percussion lock is unmarked and features the traditional Bedford high hammer spur. The brass toe plate is engraved with an interesting serpent design. The lock and side plate shapes are traditional for the Bedford County school. CONDITION: Several of the silver barrel wedge inlays have been replaced and one barrel wedge is missing. There is a 1 ½ inch wood replacement above the front of the lock and a 3 inch wood sliver re-glued forward of the lock. There is a ¾ inch piece of wood replaced under the lock and an old period repair on the patch box finial at the top of the hinge. The engraving on the patch box door is not the same hand as on the remainder of the rifle. 4-46313 RGG9 (6,000-8,500)


INCISED CARVED PERCUSSION BEDFORD KENTUCKY RIFLE. This rifle has a 41 ¼ inch full octagon .45 caliber unsigned barrel. The brass four piece Bedford style engraved patch box has five piercings. The hand-forged typical Bedford style percussion lock is marked “J.K.” and features the traditional high spur hammer. The full Curly Maple stock is incised carved and the gun has double set triggers. The gun has been attributed by the consigner to J. Kopp of Bedford Pa. CONDITION: About 5 ½ inches of fore end wood has been replaced at the muzzle. The incised carving is well executed but is quite worn. The engraving on the patch box door does not match the engraving on the rest of the rifle. 4-46311 RGG6 (4,000-5,400)


INCISED CARVED UPPER SUSQUEHANNA CURLY MAPLE FLINTLOCK RIFLE. This rifle has a 41 1/4 inch full octagon unsigned .50 caliber smooth barrel. The brass four piece patch box has four piercings and is not engraved. The Curly Maple stock has attractive Upper Susquehanna style incised carving on the butt, at the barrel tang and wrist and at the rear ramrod ferrule. The brass side plate shape is traditional for Upper Susquehanna rifles as are the silver half-moon cheek piece inlay and the six silver barrel wedge inlays. We would attribute this rifle to the gunsmith George Smith. CONDITION: The fore end wood has been replaced from the rear ramrod ferrule forward. The lock has been reconverted to flint. There are wood repairs under the lock, above the font of the lock, and at the base ramrod thimble. 4-46309 RGG11 (3,350-4,600)

Revised: 10/18/2012

Additional Information: Gun is restocked and pinned to barrel by screws.

UNMARKED FULL STOCK FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY. This rifle has a 44 inch full octagon unsigned .41 caliber rifled barrel. The Curly Maple stock has a hint of low relief carving at the base ramrod ferrule. The rifle features seventeen silver inlays and a silver half-moon cheek piece inlay. The four piece brass patch box is nicely engraved. The rifle has double set triggers and the flint lock is signed “J. Golcher. The name “W. Garcelon” is faintly stamped three times on the top barrel flat, probably the name of a previous owner. This rifle may be an early example of the Jamestown North Carolina School. CONDITION: With the exception of the owners name on the top barrel flat, this is a very nice, solid, clean and original rifle showing no signs of repair or restoration under black light inspection. 4-46312 RGG13 (4,000-5,500)


LATE KENTUCKY TYPE LONG FOWLER. SN NSN. Cal. .650 Bore diameter. 57″ smooth bore bbl has incised scroll engraving at breech with some soft metal inlay and embellishment at the rear sight. Fine V-notch rear sight is dovetailed through beginning section of long, low rib. Military flint lock is marked “US/H. Deringer Philada.” with “US” being obliterated and dated “1827”. Nicely fiddle figured maple full length stock has brass muzzle cap. Two beaded pipes and thimble hold hickory ramrod. Roman nosed butt has typical plain cast brass chamfered trigger guard and buttplate. Lock is held by two through bolts with ovate brass sideplates. CONDITION: Very Good. Iron parts are dark brown patina overall. Brass is dark brown to gold patina. Stock has numerous marks, and some splits and slivers are missing mostly on right side of bbl channel. A neat long fowler with a great look. 4-46996 MGM288 (3,000-5,000)


18TH CENTURY FLINTLOCK FOWLER. SN NSN. Cal. .805. 43-1/2″ Round bbl with indecipherable proof and armorers mark at left rear, is fitted with “J Bishop Warranted Lock” with serpentine cock, integral semi-waterproof pan, and friction frizzen. Full length walnut stock is pinned to bbl. Stock is checkered at grip. Unadorned brass furniture includes pineapple finial trigger guard, ovate and acorn finialed sideplates, and buttplate with long spear tang. Two beaded pipes and thimble with brass tip hold hickory ramrod. CONDITION: Very Good. Iron parts retain old dark brown patina. Brass is a fine mustard brown. Stock retains most of an old oil finish with hand worn patina about a 1″ chip missing at toe of stock. Ramrod is an old replacement. Neck of cock is cracked. 4-46256 MGM290 (3,000-5,000)


UPPER SUSQUEHANNA INCISED CARVED S. MORRISON MULE EAR RIFLE. This rifle has a 42″ full octagon barrel with the initials “S.M.” in script. Rifle is attributed to the Milton Pa. gunsmith Samuel Morrison. Pannabecker barrel makers name is stamped on the left side of the barrel at the breech. Rifle is full stock Curly Maple with seventeen silver inlays, a brass saddle plate, a brass comb inlay, a seven inch long brass toe plate with four piercings and two brass side plate washers. The elaborate four piece engraved patch box has thirteen piercings. Percussion mule ear lock appears to be hand-forged. Butt end of the stock is incised carved in the traditional Upper Susquehanna style. This is a very decorative Upper Susquehanna rifle with the scarce mule ear lock design. PROVENANCE: This exact rifle is pictured in the reference books “Behold the Long Rifle” and “Patchboxes”. CONDITION: There is wood filler repair on both sides around the forward ramrod ferrule. The wrist was broken and has been restored. The glued break is somewhat visible forward of the patch box and comb and all seven silver wrist inlays have been replaced. The mule ear lock is not functioning properly and needs repair. Shrinkage has caused a triangular break in the wood at the toe. This same rifle is pictured in Roy Chandlers “Patchbox” book identified as rifle # 595. 4-46310 RGG8 (3,000-4,500)


CONTEMPORARY RELIEF CARVED RIFLE BY JON LAUBACH GUNSMITH OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG. This rifle has a 44 inch full octagon tapered and flared barrel. The barrel is charcoal blued and is inlaid with a silver signature plate engraved in script “J.D. Laubach at Wmsbg. Va. 1977”. Near the breech on the left side of the barrel is a silver inlaid stamp with a hammer in hand, the mark of the Colonial Williamsburg gun shop. The hand-forged flint lock with its fire-blued finish is engraved with borders and foliage. The curly maple stock is relief carved, molded, and inlaid with engraved silver inlays and silver wire. The quality of the relief carving and of the silver wire inlay work is outstanding. The rifle is made in the late eighteenth century style typical of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. The brass mounts are decorated with facets, moldings and engraving. The silver wrist inlay is engraved “C.E.S.”. Jon Laubach, born in Allentown, Pa. in 1946, apprenticed to Wallace Gusler at the Colonial Williamsburg gun shop. He finished his apprenticeship under Gary Brunfield in 1974. Jon continued in the gun shop until 1988. CONDITION: This rifle is basically as new throughout and is of the high quality associated with the very desirable rifles made in the Colonial Williamsburg Gun Shop. 4-45634 RGG2 (7,000-10,000)


MATCHED PAIR OF KENTUCKY FLINTLOCK SILVER INLAID PISTOLS. This rare and unrecorded pair of matching Kentucky Pistols are signed on the barrels, “L. Gurly”. They have 7-1/2″ full oct brass .25 cal rifled barrels. The signature is clear but after extensive research, there seems to be no known record of this maker and these may be the only pair of their type known. The lockplates are in original flintlock configuration and are signed R. Ashmore. These locks are known to be found on numerous Pennsylvania made guns. The architecture of these pistols suggest manufacture in Ohio and each pistol has a silver inlay on the left side engraved “Boston Ohio”, most likely the origin of the maker. The pistols each feature more than ten silver and/or brass inlays and are unquestionably a matched pair. The initials “G.Y.W.” are engraved on each pistols butt cap, obviously the initials of their orig owner. CONDITION: Fine. Each of the pistols show equal signs of light and honest wear, but no abuse. A single one of these pistols would be desirable, but as a pair they are extremely rare. As is well-known, bonified matched pairs of Kentucky Pistols are of the rarest of collectible American arms. 4-46884 (15,000-30,000)


RARE PAIR OF CASED AMERICAN FLINTLOCK DUELING PISTOLS. SN NSN. Cal. 50 each. This is a rare pair of American Flintlock duelers with smooth bore bbls measuring 9-1/4″. This is a nice matching pair with bbls marked “P. WAGGONER/SCHENECTADY”. Oct bbls are also engraved at the breeches and on the “Ashmore/Warranted Locks”. The bbls have no proofs lending to the theory that guns are totally American made. Guns measure about 14-1/2″ each overall and present beautifully in their English style fitted case with powder flask, ball mold, screw driver and cleaning rod. There is traces of brown striped finish on bbls and glossy blue finish still found on trigger guards and ramrod thimbles that are mounted to stocks. There are silver escutcheons found on stock opposite lock, behind bbl tangs and also utilized as key-way escutcheons. This is a beautiful set of American duelers made in New York in very fine condition and cased American duelers in flint rarely come to market. CONDITION: Both guns appear orig and authentic in every regard and are nearly identical in condition showing areas of thin brown striped finish to bbls with remainder smooth and gray with some pitting especially at breech near touch-holes. Engraving on bbl, lock, hammer and mounts is crisp and well defined as can be seen in photos. Much of the orig blue finish is seen on trigger guards and engraved ramrod thimbles. Lock and hammers show traces of muted case color with balance being a smooth silver/gray. Stocks are sound and solid with sharp edges, crisp checkering with scattered small dents and scratches. Wood ramrods both appear orig with horn tips and iron tool threaded “worms”that are in good and solid condition as are horn nose caps. Actions and mechanism are functionally fine. Casing is sound and solid with repaired break in top of case, hinges are newer replacements. Red velvet liner to lid and partitions is faded and worn and has several glued repairs to partitions but all appears to be orig. The two handled wood covers also have breaks and repairs as can be seen in photos. 4-46658 JS169 (15,000-25,000)


EXTREMELY RARE CASED PAIR OF SILVER MOUNTED 1842 DATED AMES BOXLOCK PISTOLS BELIEVED TO BE PRESENTED TO COMMANDER GEO.C.REED. SN NSN. Cal. 54, 6″ rnd bbls, marked at the breeches “U.S.N/JCB/P” in a sunken circle with the date “1842” on both bbl tangs. The locks are both marked “N.P.AMES/SPRINGFIELD/MASS” reading horizontally and “U.S.N/1842” reading vertically behind the hammers. These are from the very early delivery period having the pointed lock plates which are extremely rare as only the first 300 pistols delivered in 1842 were made with the pointed locks. Both ramrods fit nicely, are original and both swivels show 75% of the orig case colors. Both pistols butt caps, trigger guards and front bands are brass and retain about 50% of their orig Silver plating that was applied to both pistol’s furniture. Both Walnut stocks bear no inspection cartouches. These were obviously intended for someone outside of the standard Government purchase agreement. The pistols are cased in a fitted walnut box and contain several compartments. There are two very brass Eagle flasks measuring 4-1/2″ long, a triangular shaped combination screw driver with cone wrench and two tins of which one contains two proper sized lead balls with ten percussion caps and the other containing lead shot. PROVENANCE: While there are no presentations engraved on either of these pistols, the Silver plating and lack of inspector’s marks unquestionably indicates they were intended for some one of importance. These pistols have been consigned to this auction as part of a larger collection, that over the years, James D. Julia has had the privilege of selling. The consignor’s heir’s state that these pistols were purchased many years ago along with a naval sword that belonged to a War of 1812 Veteran Naval Officer George C. Reed. George C. Reed entered the United States naval service on April 2, 1804 and rose to Lieutenant on April 4, 1810, first serving on the USS Constitution under his uncle Capt. Hugh G. Campbell. Later he was promoted to Lt. and was on board during the famous defeat of the Guerriere. He also took part in the surrender. Later he served under Commodore Stephen Decatur on the U.S.S. United States when it defeated the H.M.S. Macedonian. He continued to be involved in such action and in 1825 became Captain and in command of the U.S.S. Constitution. In 1839-1846 he commanded the Philadelphia Navel School and as Commander there, he served on a Navel Board. In 1846-49 he participated in action off Africa and in the Mediterranean. He was eventually promoted to Rear Admiral and died in 1862. The sword we refer to was sold by Julia’s as Lot 2445 in our Fall 2008 Firearms Auction. It was a presentation U.S. Model 1832 U.S. Navy Officer sword with his name etched on the blade. CONDITION: The metal work on both pistols are extremely fine, showing about 20% case colors on the locks with only traces of orig brown finish on the bbls. There is very slight rusting on both cones and around the immediate bolster area. Additional evidence that both pistols have been fired is the bore has dirt powder residue inside. The walnut stocks are fine with perfect edges and the orig oil finish on both pistols and there are no cracks or nicks to speak of. The wooden case is old showing aged patina, slight warpage of the cover and numerous light scratches and nicks with handling for many years. Both flasks are in very good condition having no dents and one has some powder residue below the spout indicating it had more use than the other flask. The triangular combination tool has about 90% fire blue coloring. 4-46661 (50,000-75,000)


US MODEL 1805 HARPERS FERRY FLINTLOCK PISTOL. SN 1820. Cal. 54. This is considered among the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing of American martial pistols. The prestigious American Society of Arms Collectors chose this gun in profile as their logo. These guns were made in pairs between 1806 and 1808 with a total production of about 4,000 guns with each gun of a pair having same serial number. This particular gun is among the last 200 made in 1808 bearing the serial number 1820. This gun is in the normal configuration of other guns in this pattern with 10″ rnd bbl, breech marked with raised eagle over “P” in a sunken oval behind a raised “US” in a sunken oval behind serial no. 1820. Lock is marked “HARPERS/FERRY/1808” in vertical arcs behind cock. Under the pan is a spread-winged eagle facing toward the cock over “US”. This gun appears all orig and authentic with excellent markings as can be seen in photos. The orig flint mechanism is complete and orig. The wood opposite the lock is marked with script inspector markings which appear to read “U” over “JS”. This gun appears “as found” with old cleaning to metal with exceptionally fine lock markings. This would be a great addition to any collection. CONDITION: This gun is very good overall with metal being gray overall with scattered areas of staining, rust and pitting. Brass mounts which also show old cleaning have light mustard colored patina with numerous tiny dents and scratches. Markings on lock are well struck and all discernible. Bbl markings “US 1820” are discernible though worn as can be seen in photos. Stock is sound and solid with good discernible inspector marks opposite lock and “MB” stamped on right side, just above butt cap at edge of tail of trigger guard. There is some wallowing around the slot for bbl to stock locking key. 4-46973 JS164 (12,500-17,500)


J. HENRY NAVY BOARDING PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. .56 9-3/4″ long iron bbl marked with a “P” in a sunken oval at left breech as normally seen on contract arms of the 1808-1812 period. Lock is marked “J.HENRY” in one line under the integral iron pan and there is a “G” inside the lock plate with a “P” on the bridle. Balance of lock inside has not been cleaned showing its age and dirt so other markings are not visible. The bbl and lock are orig flint and there is no evidence that any parts have been replaced. The 6″ long belt hook appears to be orig and fits well. The brass butt cap, trigger guard, rammer pipe and side plate have a nice patina and fit well to the stock. The ramrod fits nicely, but is not orig. The unmarked Walnut stock has been lightly cleaned and varnished years ago and shows its age nicely. CONDITION: The iron metal work is in very good condition with no pitting and only minor surface darkening in the pan area, but not from firing. The brass shows a mild uncleaned patina. The stock fits to the metal well with only a 3/8 x 3/16″ chip at the rear bbl pin in front of the lock screw on off lock side and some very minor chipping at the front bbl pin. This is a very nice condition and very rare Naval Boarding pistol from the period of the War of 1812. 4-46709 PAS (8,000-9,000)


S. NORTH 1808 NAVY CONTRACT PISTOL. Cal. .68 10″ rnd unmarked bbl that appears to be a very well done reconversion, probably from a bolster conversion to percussion. Bbl is marked III underneath with an additional VIII in front of the breech plug with the SN 637 stamped on the left side of breech plug shoulder. Lock is nicely marked under the brass pan with spread winged Eagle over “USTATES” and reading vertically in three lines behind the cock is “S NORTH/BERLIN/CON”. Inside of lock is marked “q” at back of the lock plate behind the brass pan and on the sear with a “D” above the mainspring which appears slightly larger than it should be but is old and has a good tension when cocking the piece. The walnut stock is unmarked which is normal for this contract and somewhat dark with a III in the bbl channel of the stock along with 637 stamped in the bbl tang back strap channel mating the bbl to the stock. The lock is mechanically fine and is not mated to the stock and bbl which is normal. The belt hook and rear lock screw are old and fit well to this piece. The wooden ramrod fits well and is quite old and possibly orig to the pistols working life. CONDITION: The iron metal shows no evidence of pitting and has a smooth mellow ageing, though staining covers most of the orig polish. The brass butt cap, trigger guard, side plate and ramrod pipe show a nice age patina. The Walnut stock is solid and very good having one through crack 1-½” above the butt cap which is held tight by the screw that connects the tang to the trigger guard. Balance of wood has only a few very minor nicks and a couple of very small chips near the two bbl pins but all edges are very good. This is a very presentable pistol from a contract for 3,000 pistols that North delivered and a very desirable War of 1812 period pistol with excellent and clear lock markings. 4-46711 PAS1 (4,000-6,000)


SECONDARY SINGLE SHOT MARTIAL TYPE PISTOL BY J.P. MOORE. Cal. .68 unmarked barrel is 10 inches long and octagon for 3 inches at the breech then becoming round for the balance to the muzzle. The engraved English imported lock is 5 inches long with a rollerized frizzen and marked “J.P. MOORE”/”NEW YORK”/WARRANTED” in three lines under the iron integral pan. The furniture consists of a brass butt cap, trigger guard with a round swivel in front), two ramrod pipes, a British Long Land Pattern side plate and a diamond shaped escutcheon on the wrist. The brass tipped wooden ramrod fits nicely and appears original to this piece. The Walnut stock is shaped like the British Pattern 1738 Dragoon pistol, but is slighter construction having very nicely carved scrolls on both sides of forend, something rarely seen on this type of pistol. For a similar pistol, but not as nicely made as this one, see Historic Pistols by Smith & Bitter on pages 304-305 where J.P. Moore was listed as a gun maker in New York working in the 1823-1840 period. CONDITION: The metal work shows a dark patina over some use as there are areas of light pitting, but nothing that detracts from the guns age or appearance. The cock will require some minor gunsmith work as the square in the cock that is pressed onto the tumbler has become rounded and will need to be corrected as it does not cock. The stock is in very good condition with a 1 inch long crack originating at the front of the lock and running up towards the barrel, but not through or loose so wood is still very solid. 4-46688 PAS14 (1,500-1,800)

Revised: 10/2/2012

Additional Information: The end of the barrel may be cut

SECONDARY SINGLE SHOT MARTIAL TYPE PISTOL BY C. ROBBINS. Cal. .52 caliber round smoothbore iron barrel 8 7/8 inches long and unmarked at breech. The English imported Lock is 3 ½ inches long and marked “C. ROBBINS” under the waterproof pan. The lock plate and cock are engraved and has a rollerized frizzen and is completely original. The iron furniture consists of a screw in place of a butt cap, trigger guard, friction held barrel band and a New England tear drop shaped side plate that retains the lock by a single screw. The wooden ramrod is old with a nice patina and has been in this pistol a long time. The stock appears to be Cherry and follows the martial lines of the period except for having a sharp turn of the butt. For a similar pistol, see Historic Pistols by Smith & Bitter on pages 314-315 where the maker, Charles Robbins is listed at Tioga, New York and Robbins is believed to have made a number of these pistols patterned largely after the J.J. Henry Boulton Model 1826 pistols. CONDITION: The metal work originally bright is excellent and now covered with a rich age patina. The stock likewise has never been cleaned and there is a 5/8 inch long stress crack at front of lock that does not weaken or detract from the overall condition. 4-46690 PAS13 (2,500-3,000)


W. L. EVANS MODEL 1826 NAVY PISTOL WITH BELT HOOK. SN NSN. Cal. 56. 8-1/2″ Round bbl with swivel ramrod is doubly stamped “LS” and “US” over “P” at rear. Lock with brass inset pan and rounded cock, is stamped “US” and “W. L. Evans” under pan. Rounded tail, which comes to a point, is stamped horizontally “1830”. American walnut stock with standard iron furniture is unmarked. A belt hook is mounted to left side. CONDITION: Good. Bbl cleaned to bright and has begun to tone back. Remaining iron parts, except newly made (or at least extensively reworked) belt hook, have brown patina. Bbl and lock are a very fine reconversion to flint using old parts. Ramrod and bridle also appear to be newly made. 4-46692 MGM255 (3,500-4,500)


FINE MODEL 1836 JOHNSON SINGLE SHOT FLINT PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 54. This is a very fine example of the last American martial pistol produced in flint for the military. These guns were made from 1836-1844 and this specimen is dated 1841. About 40,000 of these guns were made by all contractors. Many of these guns were converted to percussion in the 1850s and fine examples like this in orig flint are difficult to find. This gun conforms to standard configuration of other examples being 14″ overall with 8-1/2″ rnd bbl with brass blade front sight, swivel steel ramrod with iron mounts. Bbl is crisply inspected “US/JCB/P” with a small sub-inspector “H” which is also found on trigger guard and stock. The lock still retains traces of case color and is marked “US/R.JOHNSON/MIDDn CONN/1841”. Stock retains two crisp inspector cartouches “JH” and “WAT”. This is a fine example of this flint martial pistol that would be very difficult to ever upgrade. CONDITION: Gun is very fine overall with bright metal bbl and mounts. Breech and lock retain traces of muted case colors in protected areas with balance being silver/gray. Mechanics are excellent and gun functions well with bore which is bright and shiny. Stock is sound and solid with areas of raised grain, crisp edges and bright inspector’s cartouches with a few minor storage dings and dents. 4-46971 JS163 (3,500-5,500)


SCARCE “EAGLE” MODEL 1836 US MARTIAL FLINTLOCK PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. 54. This is the scarcest of all Model 1836 contracts of which little is known. Other than inspector marks, the only distinguishing mark is a circular “folky” looking American eagle and shield which must have denoted the contractor. This scarce gun conforms to every other detail of the Model 1836 with exception of a heart shaped piercing in hammer instead of the standard circle seen on Johnson & Waters contracts. These guns never have cartouches so they must’ve been part of a special state or militia contract. Regardless of the purpose of this contract, this is a nice example which appears orig and complete and still in orig flint. CONDITION: Metal overall is gray/white with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Most parts have a sub-inspectors letter and the eagle stamped on lock is mostly discernible, though weak at top of head and wings as can be seen in photo. Stock is sound and solid, worn at shoulders, and retaining 30-40% orig oiled finish with scattered dings, dents and scratches as can be seen in photos. 4-46710 JS165 (2,000-3,000)


FINE MODEL 1842 ASTON SINGLE SHOT PISTOL WITH RARE NEW YORK SURCHARGE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. This fine example of a Model 1842 Aston percussion pistol made in 1850 conforms in configuration to other known examples being about 14″ overall with an 8-1/2″ rnd bbl with brass blade front sight, swivel type steel ramrod with brass mountings. Gun has all normally encountered sub-inspector’s letters on each part, two crisp cartouches stamped in stock opposite lock along with rarely seen “SNY” stamped between US inspectors “GW” and “WAT”. Bbl is inspected “GW” and “JH”. This is a really fine example with crisp, bright markings, smooth white metal and a shiny bore. CONDITION: This gun is fine overall with gray/white steel having scattered areas of staining with light rust and pitting. Lock and bbl have matching “1850” dates. Brass is clean and bright with a thin varnish protective coat also present on stock. Stock is sound and solid and fine overall with crisp edges, bright inspectors cartouches with only a couple minor dents and dings. 4-46972 JS162 (3,500-5,500)


INSCRIBED MODEL 1842 SINGLE-SHOT PISTOL WITH MEXICAN WAR & CIVIL WAR HISTORY. SN NSN. This is an interesting gun that has an impeccable inscription on backstrap which reads “G.H. Crosman, USA to PA Joseph”. This pistol descended in the estate and there is a copy of an affidavit from descendant of Civil War officer, Lt. Col. John Christian Pinger who once owned this gun. We are not sure how Pinger obtained this gun, but he was in the 5th MO. Cav. and 43rd MO. Inf. during the Civil War and the last name on this gun shows Peter A. Joseph was also in the 5th MO. Cav. at the same time Pinger was a member. Rarely would you see single-shot pistol still being used in the Civil war, we can only guess the reason, however the secondary inscription to Maj. Peter A. Joseph must have some historical value but that can only be guessed from the large file of records accompanying this gun. The orig inscription on this gun to Capt. George H. Crosman was probably done when this gun was made in 1846 and he was sent to Mexico in the capacity of Captain and acting Quartermaster. Crosman originally graduated from West Point in 1819 and was a lifetime soldier serving in Seminole Indian Wars, Mexican War and Civil War where he also was Quartermaster and was brevetted Brig. Gen. and Maj. Gen. George Crosman is buried in Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia where he died in 1882. Regardless of how this gun found its way to the 5th MO. Cav, it has an impeccable rare Mexican War inscription which is rarely seen on Model 1842 martial single-shot pistols. CONDITION: Bbl, lock and loading assembly are gray/dark brown overall with areas of heavy pitting especially around breech showing that the gun probably saw hard use. The bore is also brown and pitted. Mechanically gun functions, but does not hold full cock. Hammer has replaced smaller hammer screw, otherwise gun appears all orig and authentic. Brass has yellow patina and inscription is crisp and easily read with exception of the secondary inscription which was not professional and probably done in the field which is harder ascertain which can be seen in photos. Stocks on gun are sound and solid with several hairline cracks, residual cartouches are still visible with remnants of an old varnish finish still present. 4-46883 JS170 (2,500-4,500)


JENNINGS PATENT FOUR SHOT MULTI CHARGE RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. .54 rifled 36″ long bbl marked at left breech with “US”/”AH” (Asabel Hubbard)/ sunken “P” in a rosette. The unmarked sliding lock is complete with swivel priming powder magazine (cove missing). This rifle has the correct Model 1819 Common rifle iron butt plate, trigger guard, patch box and three bbl bands. Mechanism works well and has all three of the touch hole vent covers that also act as stops for the lock when moved from one shot position to the next shot position. The ramrod is of the correct type and matches the age of the rifle. The walnut stock is shaped like the Model 1819 rifle stock except there is no side plate and corresponding lock screws. The script “JM” (Justin Murphy) inspection mark is placed in the normal place opposite the lock. CONDITION: The bbl, lock and all the iron furniture is white and the stock is in excellent condition having one slight 3/8″ x ¼” chip opposite the lock, which does not detract from the guns overall appearance and the rifle is rated as very good plus to excellent. These arms were the result of Isaiah Jennings Patent dated September 2, 1821 that included his automatic priming. Only 520 were produced for the State of New York when they asked for these rifles in lieu of their apportionment of arms under their Militia Act of 1808 in the year 1828. The Ordnance Department contracted with Reuben Ellis a fellow New Yorker to produce them, but they were actually produced in Middletown, Connecticut by Robert & John D. Johnson with the help of Simeon North for sure who probably produced the locks. All 520 rifles were delivered and rarely do these come up for sale. 4-46107 PAS6 (12,000-17,000)


SPRINGFIELD 1795 TYPE II FLINTLOCK MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 69. 44-1/2″ Round bbl held by 3 spring retained bands, is marked with “P”, eagle head, and “V” along with “Z” (?) at left rear. Top rear is stamped “US” and “SNY”. Lock with inset pan, straight toed frizzen, and spring with spear finial, is fitted with flat faced cock with straight spur. Lockplate ends in teat, and is dated “1808”. “US” right facing eagle, and “Springfield” are in front of cock. Typical furniture is of iron with sling loops screwed on, top tang of buttplate is stamped “1808”. Stock is in fine orig condition with “ASB”, inspectors stamp. Also marked behind lockplate teat, behind trigger guard tang, and rear of side panel on left side. “ZW” is stamped on trigger plate. All lock internals are stamped with assembly mark “O”, interior plate with “SC”. CONDITION: Very fine. Iron parts cleaned to a light pewter gray over a minimum amount of pinprick pitting. Stock is very fine with a number of nicks and gouges, some fairly deep, especially on left side of forend. 4-46975 MGM292 (4,500-6,500)


1795 HARPERS FERRY FLINTLOCK MUSKET TYPE II. SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configuration with 45″ barrel, with bayonet stud on top. Breech is marked with eagle head proof and deeply stamped “CP”. Lock with integral pan is fitted with correct style Harpers Ferry cock. Large eagle with “US” marked shield on breast, is in front of cock. Rear of lockplate is marked vertically “HARPERS” “FERRY” “1810”. Walnut stock with unfluted comb, is marked with “79” and an indecipherable cartouche at rear of trigger guard tang. There are no other military marks visible. CONDITION: Very good. All metal parts are smooth chocolate brown patina. Inspectors mark on bbl is faint. Lock markings are clear, eagle fading a bit at top. Stock is good, with old oil finish over numerous marks and nicks. Considerable chipping is around rear of lock mortise. Bbl channel is missing several minor splinters at top edge. Touch hole has been bushed. Breech plug tang shows compression from removal. Mainspring is a blacksmith replacement without retaining screw. Rear sight dovetail has been cut into bbl, sight missing, otherwise a sound, complete specimen. 4-45721 MGM166 (2,000-3,000)


D. NIPPES 1840 FLINTLOCK MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configuration, one of 5100 in this contract, with 42″ rnd bbl with “US” “JH” and “P” marks at breech end, dated “1845” on tang. Lock with removable brass pan, is stamped with “D. Nippes” “U.S.” in front of rnd bodied reinforced cock, and “MILL” “CREEK” “Pa” “1843” behind. Interior of lock has “H” assembly mark on all parts. This stamp is also on bottom of frizzen, and finial of cock. Iron mounted American walnut stock has inspectors marks on left side behind sideplate. Orig tulip head ramrod is present. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl cleaned to light gray brown patina, over numerous marks and pinprick pitting. Lock and other furniture cleaned as well. Lock internals are excellent. Inspectors marks are clear. Marks on breech end of bbl and breech plug from removal. Stock is fine with most of its orig oil finish, grain raised, wood dry. 4-45759 MGM148 (2,000-3,000)


1798 US CONTRACT MUSKET BY OWEN EVANS. SN NSN. Cal. 69. With 1000 pieces contracted, it is unknown how many were delivered. This example with 44-1/2″ barrel has eagle head proof at breech end. Typical 1795 pattern lock is marked “Evans” and “US” vertically on tail. All features conform to contract specification. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is cleaned to silver over widely scattered pitting, quite deep at breech. Bbl tang is broken through at retaining screw. Lock also is silver to brown. Markings are clear. Stock is good, fairly sound, an old refinish. Edges are slightly rounded. Wood is under metal, especially at butt, with repaired chips, and a crack in front of lockplate. Some minor pieces have splintered off along top of bbl channel. Front sling loop is missing. Otherwise complete, and original. 4-45762 MGM143 (2,000-3,000)


1808 CONTRACT MUSKET BY ELIJAH AND ASA WATERS ALONG WITH NATHANIEL WHITMORE. SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configuration with 44-1/4″ barrel, has “US”, eagle head over “CT” cartouche and “V” at breech end. Lock with integral pan is dated 1813 on tail. In front of cock is stamped with small eagle over “US” and “SUTTON”. Iron furniture is standard, except trigger guard has nicely filed and rounded tips. Stock has initials “SG” branded into bottom in front of trigger guard, and outline of inspectors mark is visible on left side, behind sideplate. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is mostly smooth brown patina, with some pitting at breech. Touch hole has been bushed. Lock is smooth, mostly dark brown. Date and “Sutton” are clear. Eagle is not deeply stamped. Cock is slightly loose. Top jaw screw is replaced by a round headed and slotted bolt. Stock is fine, retaining most of what appears to be orig oil finish, grain is open, slightly raised, with hand worn patina at grip and forend. There are two or 3 minor losses of wood along bbl channel. Sling loops are missing. Incipient cracks are at front and rear of lockplate. Otherwise solid and complete. Good example of this contract musket of which 4270 are believed to have been delivered. 4-45710 MGM144 (1,750-2,750)


CONTRACT 1808 FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY OLIVER BIDWELL (MIDDLETOWN, CT). SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configuration. 44-1/2″ Barrel with bayonet stud on top. Breech is stamped with a deep mark resembling a “B”. Lock with integral pan is marked with eagle over “O Bidwell Middletown”. Stock with fluted comb has no visible military markings. CONDITION: Good. Barrel and furniture are an even chocolate brown over scattered raised oxidation. Lock shows slight cleaning of markings and on edges of cock. Stock retains what is probably its old oil finish with new oil rubbed in, with a slight sheen. Minor crack is at rear of lock mortise, with a few minor chips on bbl channel. Mainspring is a replacement with new locating pin hole drilled. A good solid complete specimen. 4-45761 MGM161 (2,000-3,000)


1808 CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY ELIJAH AND ASA WATERS ALONG WITH NATHANIEL WHITMORE (SUTTON, MA). SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configurations. 44-1/2″ Barrel with bayonet stud on top. Unmarked at breech. Lock with integral pan is stamped “SUTTON” below eagle with “US” in oval cartouche in front of cock. Rear of lockplate is dated “1810.*”. Oil finished stock with fluted comb, has no visible military markings. CONDITION: Very good. Metal parts are mottled brown patina overall. Light cleaning evident on lock. Stock is fine, sound, one splinter missing from right bbl channel between rear and mid-band. Lock mortise is excellent. Stock retains what appears to be most of its orig finish. Grain is slightly raised, but worn smooth from handling in normal places. Touch hole is enlarged. Lock and frizzen are a bit soft. Rear lock screw replaced. Sling loops are missing. Ramrod is a bit short. 4-45757 MGM165 (2,000-3,000)


1808 CONTRACT FLINTLOCK MUSKET BY T. FRENCH, BLAKE AND ADAM KINSLEY (CANTON, MASS). SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configuration. 44-1/4″ Barrel with bayonet stud at bottom, and “US” eagle head over “CT” cartouche, and “V” at left breech. Lock with integral pan is stamped with eagle over “US” in cartouche, along with “T. FRENCH” in front of cock, and “CANTON” and “1811” on tail of lockplate. Oil finished stock with no visible military markings, is nicely and lightly carved “Samuel Merrill” on right side of butt. CONDITION: Fine. All metal parts are a pleasing smooth mottled chocolate brown, never cleaned. Breech end of bbl is somewhat pitted, touch hole enlarged. Frizzen re-steeled with riveted-on plate. Markings on bbl and lock are clear, mostly sharp, except left wing of eagle. Stock is sound, and retains what appears to be most of its orig finish with some oil rubbed in long ago, with grip and forend nicely highlighted from hand wear. Bbl channel shows one fairly large splinter missing on left side, and one or 2 minor splinters on right. A very fine example. It is believed that the entire contract of 4000 was delivered. 4-45756 MGM164 (2,000-3,000)


CONTRACT OF 1808 MUSKET BY GOETZ & WESTPHAL. SN NSN. Cal. 69 44-¾” long bbl with bayonet lug set underneath the bbl and an Eagle head over “CT” in a sunken oval facing right at the left breech. The Lock is marked under the pan with remnants of the spread winged eagle over “US” and behind the cock reading vertically “WESTPHAL/PHILADA” in two lines. The Walnut stock is normal in all respects having the important Federal inspector’s acceptance mark of “MTW” (Marine T. Wickham) on the left side of the stock opposite the lock. Goetz & Westphal contracted to produce 2,500 muskets of the Harpers Ferry Pattern on July 13, 1808 delivered to the Schuylkill Arsenal and actually delivered 1,082 stands. Marine T. Wickham inspected the last 150 stands delivered in 1811. CONDITION: All metal work is in very good condition as is the walnut stock having a ½” long stress crack originating at the rear locks screw and another opposite the lock, though neither detract from the guns overall appearance. Arm is complete with both sling swivels and ramrod. 4-46108 PAS10 (2,200-2,800)


US MODEL 1840 NIPPES MUSKET ALTERED TO MAYNARD’S TAPE PRIMER. SN NSN. Cal. 69 42″ long bbl with the bayonet lug set back underneath the bbl and marked at the breech with “U.S.”/”J H”/ “P” in a sunken rosette. The bbl tang is dated “1842” indicating the year of original manufacture at the Nippes Armory. The Lock plate shows only the “MILL”/”CREEK”/”Pa”/”1842” stamped vertically behind the hammer as the markings in front of the hammer is covered up by the Maynard’s patent box which was attached to the outside of the plate when these muskets were sent back to be altered at Nippes factory in 1848. The iron furniture is all complete including sling swivels and ramrod. The walnut stock is normal in all respects with the script inspectors marks opposite the lock of script “JH” and “WAT”. Of interest that next to the circular inspector’s marks is a small block “JH” and “WAT” indicating the arms were re-inspected by the same inspectors after the alteration was performed. Daniel Nippes contracted to alter 1,000 of his previously delivered flintlock muskets and this is one of the 700 that were sent back for alteration. CONDITION: The metal is in very good plus condition with no evidence of pitting and probably never fired. The walnut stock is in excellent condition with no noticeable gouges or chips and has sharp wood edges and crisp inspector’s markings. 4-46109 PAS11 (2,300-2,800)


MODEL 1847 US “SAPPER’S & MINERS” MUSKETOON WITH BAYONET. This arm made at the Springfield Armory in 1847 is the first year production of the approx. 800 guns of this configuration that were made between 1847 and 1856. First year production arms are rarely seen and this gun has lock and bbl both dated 1847. This gun conforms to all measurements and configurations of other “1847 US Sappers Musketoons”. This gun is 69 caliber smooth bore with a 26″ rnd bbl. Two iron bbl bands with top band being made with lug for saber bayonet. The bbl is also fitted with a 7/8″ slotted guide that fits locking ring on the accompanying bayonet. Stock has a cartouche with two initials and bbl also exhibits typical “VP” and eagle head proofs. Buttplate is surcharged US. This would make a great addition to most any martial collection with addition of first year production of “US Sappers Musketoon” with original “Sappers & Miner’s” bayonet that fits gun beautifully. CONDITION: Metal overall is smooth and gray/white with scattered areas of staining and light pitting. Markings are all crisp and discernible as can be seen in photographs. There is “H1” stamped on top of front bbl band (for matching marks on bayonet). Bore is brown, rusted and pitted. Sling swivels appear to be professional restoration. Date on bbl tang appears re-stamped with similar dies of this era. Stock is sound and solid exhibiting good color and grain with scattered dings, nicks and scratches and good discernible cartouche as can be seen in photos. There is an area of wood restoration around the tang at bolster. Bayonet is in overall very good condition matching metal on gun. Bayonet is dated “1855” with proper US marks and inspectors and firm name “Ames Mfg. Co / Chickopee / Mass”. 22″ blade is overall gray with scattered areas of staining and pitting. There is an “M1” stamped on the pommel of the bayonet in same style of dies used to stamp “H1” on bayonet lug. 4-46792 JS153 (3,000-5,000)


VERY FINE HARPERS FERRY 1842 PERCUSSION MUSKET AND BAYONET. SN NSN. Cal. 69. Standard configuration, complete with correct trumpet head ramrod. Lock marked vertically “Harpers Ferry 1850”. Rear of bbl is stamped with V, P, and Eagle head, proofs. Tang is stamped 1849. Inspectors initials are only behind trigger guard tang. Accompanied by correct type bayonet stamped “US”. CONDITION: Excellent. All metal parts retain most of their orig polish with some light cleaning. Stock is excellent with nearly all of its orig finish, with a few scattered marks, with one relatively fresh ding on edge of bbl channel between lock and bottom band. Bore is excellent, but slightly pitted. Lock is crisp. Bayonet has some darkening and cleaning. An exceptionally fine example. 4-46974 MGM293 (6,000-10,000)


SPRINGFIELD MODEL 1855 RIFLE MUSKET WITH BAYONET. Cal. 58. 40″ bbl. This is a fine and complete 1859 dated gun with 1859 on both lock and bbl. Gun appears all original and complete including bayonet and original scabbard. Gun conforms to the all features of this configuration. CONDITION: Bbl overall is gray/white with sharp edges at breech with scattered staining and pitting. VP over eagle head proof is crisp and discernible, as is bbl date. There is a “21” stamped on bbl flat just behind correct 2-leaf rear sight. Rifling to bore is very good. Lock is complete and functional, including Maynard device. Markings on lock are crisp and sharp, including eagle proof on Maynard tape door. Balance of iron hardware is gray/white with scattered staining. Stock is sound and solid with an old varnish coat, now thinning overall. There are no discernible inspector cartouches, though stock has crisp shoulders. Buttplate is properly surcharged US. There is a 1″ hairline crack in front of and behind lockplate in stock. There is a Roman numeral XIII cut 3/4″ high letters on reverse of buttstock, as can be seen in photos. 45707 JS81 (2,000-3,000)


1847 ARTILLERY MUSKETOON. Cal 69. This gun made at Springfield Armory is one of just over 3,000 guns made between 1848 and 1859. This gun conforms to other specimens having 26″ rnd bbl, two iron bbl bands and trumpet shaped ramrod end. There are two sling swivels; one on 2-1/2″ base in buttstock and the other on rear bbl band. Iron buttplate is surcharged US. Lockplate is marked with an eagle, “US” in front of hammer. Rear of hammer “Springfield 1854”. The bbl has “VP” and eagle head proofs and dated on tang “1855”. The bbl has no provision for bayonet as some do. Straight grain walnut stock has no markings. CONDITION: Metal overall is bright/gray with areas of old cleaning, scattered pitting and staining. Markings on lock and bbl are clear and discernible with exception of date on tang which has a couple of characters partially obscured. Ramrod is heavily pitted over most of its shaft with 3″ trumpet shaped end being welded on. Stock is sound and solid with several repaired cracks; one being a 2″ repair to chip in front of bolster. There is a hairline crack in hammer, just above screw which can be seen in photos. Bore is rusted and pitted. Gun is mechanically sound with replaced nipple. 4-46098 JS124 (2,500-4,500)


1851 NORTH & SKINNER PATTERN MODEL CARBINE. SN NSN. Cal. 52. This gun appears to be a pattern model made by modification of breech and about 15″ of bbl from Model 1833 Hall-North breech loading percussion carbine. This working model exhibits 5-3/4″ breech block that is engraved “Henry S. North, Chauncey D. Skinner, Middleton Conn, Sept. 29 1851”. As opposed to the spur-type latch utilized on the 1833, or the “fishtail” latch used later. This arm has a lever hinged to the back of the trigger guard that allows a 1/2″ block behind the breech which is spring loaded to tilt breech up and when closed locks breech into place. This mechanism allows frame to have a long breech tang which was not present on guns in production and would possibly end the cracking and breaking that occurred in predecessor arms that were weak and had tendency to break and crack in that area. This mechanism may never have been used on any arms at least that we can find and this North & Skinner patent of Sept. 29, 1851 we could not find in any of our references but North & Skinner did have other patents together but this one apparently was not utilized. Most likely this is the only pattern model of this type and configuration known. CONDITION: Gun is good to very good overall. Metal surfaces are gray/bright overall with scattered areas of staining and pitting. Stock is sound with scattered scrapes, dings and scratches. Front bbl band is loose and never had any type of retaining screw or spring. There is a 5″ crack on the left side of stock starting at bbl band. Component, lever and trigger are obviously not made for field use, just as for showing function of this mechanism, though gun no doubt could have been test fired. Added patent mechanism functions but stiffly. Firing mechanism works well with hammer holding half-cock and full-cock and fires when trigger is pulled. 4-46664 (6,000-10,000)


PATTERN 1730 BRITISH BROWN BESS MUSKET FROM FLIXTON HALL. SN NSN. Cal. .75 rnd 46″ long bbl marked near breech with Tower view and proof marks and engraved along top of bbl “COL. DALWAYS REGT No VII”. The lock is marked with Broad Arrow in front of Crown/”GR” under the iron pan and behind the cock in three vertical lines “I”/VAUGHAN”/”1730”. The early King’s Pattern furniture is brass and the Escutcheon is engraved “Co”/”VII”/”No37”. This musket is 100% complete including the orig wood rammer and sling swivels. The bayonet that accompanies this musket has a 16″ blade marked Crown/ 6 but is not orig to this musket being marked “B”/”13” on the socket indicating it was probably switched after removal from the Flixton Hall Castle. The walnut stock is correct with all the appropriate markings such as the Ordnance Storekeepers mark on the right side of the butt stock and has a ½” high “M” branded into the left side of the butt stock. CONDITION: The iron and brass work are like new with no evidence this musket was ever fired and the walnut stock shows the same fine condition. There is a ¾” long x 1/8″ deep chip along the left side of forend but happened many years ago and does not detract from the absolute highest quality for a musket of this age. The forward rammer pipe pin is missing and needs to be replaced but the rammer pipe is there. For the entire story about these magnificent muskets, see 18th Century Weapons of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers from Flixton Hall by Erik Goldstein. These arms were purchased by W. Keith Neal from Flixton Hall and most were sold to Colonial Williamsburg in the 1950’s and were the basis for their outstanding early Brown Bess collection. On page 81 Erik discuss the non Royal Welsh Fuziliers muskets noting that one is known to be marked to Colonel Dalway’s Regiment. Robert Dalway was Colonel of the 39th Regiment between June 1739 and December 1740. The one mentioned in the book is pictured in Muskets of the American Revolution by Bill Ahearn on page 28-31. Erik very graciously provides a list of the known Flixton Hall muskets that were available to him at the time of writing the book, and implies that some may have been missed as Neal did not keep records of all arms that he purchased. The tag affixed to this muskets trigger guard has NEAL written upon it. This certainly places the time period that this musket was intended to be issued to the 39th Regiment, but was diverted to Flixton Hall instead. Truly a rare opportunity to own one of the finest early British muskets that have a tremendous history from the time they were sent to Flixton Hall until the 20th Century and a more desirable early Brown Bess could not be had. 4-46674 PAS7 (20,000-24,000)


TYPE FLINTLOCK MUSKET “INSCRIBED JOHN DOUGLAS THIRD REGT ALBY CO TY N.Y. MILA1780”. SN NSN. Cal. .75 bbl is 43-¼” long and rnd with ornamental turnings for 3/4″at the breech. The bbl is unmarked except “HOLLAND” is engraved in front of the lock region across the top in 1/4″ high letters. The bayonet lug is set back 3/4″from the muzzle underneath off set to the off lock side and this musket still retains the spring type bayonet catch attached to the anti-twist lug. The double bridle lock is unmarked having had most of the Amsterdam markings scrubbed off years ago and the lock is mechanically excellent and is all orig flint. The buttplate, “S” shaped side plate, trigger guard, escutcheon and three barrel bands are brass and of the correct pattern and having the middle and rear band friction held. The Escutcheon is engraved “No 2788”. The trigger guard bow carries the rear sling swivel while the middle band has the forward sling swivel boss but the swivel is missing. The iron ramrod is slightly loose and not the orig but appears old. Brass butt plate with period inscription which reads “John Douglas, 3rd Regt, ALBY Co TY, N.Y. MILa1780”. A Google search shows that John Douglas was an enlisted man in the Albany County militia 3rd regiment from the three rivers region (Hudson, Mohawk, Schoharie). The regiment was commanded by Col. Philip P. Schuyler. This is a rare find. There are a great many weapons from the Revolutionary War era, some of which have stories purporting having been used by members of militia or continental army but only a few carry period inscriptions such as this one definitively linking the arm to an enlisted man during the war. A nice addition to any early collection. CONDITION: All the iron work has a pleasing age patina with only some slight pitting in the area of the pan and touch hole indicating it has been fired. The brass has not been polished. The stock is correspondingly in very nice condition with no gouges or chips to speak of. The metal and wood show spots where the entire musket had at one time been coated with a protective coating of varnish but is now only visible in spots. Refer to Moller Volume I page 395-399. Overall a very nice musket for its age. The buttplate has an “O” fracture on the top seam. 4-46712 PAS5 (5,000-15,000)


HISTORIC BRITISH SHORT LAND PATTERN 1769 MUSKET MARKED 71 REGT 2D B. Cal. . 78 with 41 15/16 inch long round barrel marked at breech with Tower View and Proof marks with a “*/10” on the left side near breech in front of the ornamental rings. Engraved on top of the barrel is “71 REGt 2D B” and is absolutely original to this historic musket. The barrel was converted to percussion and at some time had the drum cut off and a different lock installed bringing it back to flintlock, but the lock is a later type marked TOWER vertically at the tail with a Crown under the pan and needs to be redone. The furniture is all correct for the earliest Short land Pattern having a flat side plate and second rammer pipe is barrel shaped, indicating it is of the type that the 71 Regiment was issued. The Escutcheon is engraved “K/15” indicating this gun belonged to Company K private number 15. The Walnut stock is correct having the Ordnance Storekeepers mark on the lock side of the butt stock and what appears to be “IB” opposite the lock. Behind the trigger guard is a pair of small crowns/numerals, as well as in the rammer channel. The ramrod and rear sling swivel are correct and match the gun perfectly and are originals while the front sling swivel appears to be a replacement. History of the 71st Regiment of Foot: The 71st, unofficially known as “Fraser’s Highlanders”, was raised at Sterling Castle in late 1775 by Simon Fraser of Lovat and it was the first additional regiment authorized by King George when it became apparent many additional soldiers would be needed to quell the unrest in the American Colonies. The Regiment was built to the strength of 2,400 men and divided into two Battalions, then in Glasgow when they sailed for America in early 1776, arriving in Boston that summer in time for General Howe’s invasion of New York. The Regiment participated in the New York campaigns 27 August, capture of Fort Washington 16 November 1776 and Brandywine Creek 11 September 1777. A detachment of the 71st was sent up the Hudson river capturing Forts Clinton and Montgomery 6 October in support of General Burgoyne’s campaign to split the colonies. In late 1778, most of the 71st went sent south and captured Savannah, while the Grenadier companies stayed behind after capturing Stony Point, New York 31 May after which on 15 July 1779; General “Mad” Anthony Wayne’s army captured Stony Point and amongst the 600 British Soldiers captured were the 71st Grenadiers. Meanwhile the rest of the 71st with the southern army captured Savannah 29 December 1778, Briar Creek (where the 2nd Battalion played an important role) 3 March 1780, Charleston 12 May 1780 and Stono Ferry 20 June 1779. Beginning In early 1780, the 71st became the front line shock troops of Cornwallis’s army fighting on 16 August at Camden, 18 August at Fishing Creek, 17 January 1781 Cowpens, 15 March Guilford Court House and the siege of Yorktown July-October 1781 down to the surrender at Yorktown where 242 men of the 71st were fit for duty. The 71st was officially disbanded upon returning home in 1783 with the distinction of having been in more major battles and suffering more losses than any other British regiment. This is a rare opportunity to own a musket that was here, marked to a regiment that was only authorized for the American Revolution (so cannot be a replacement musket after retuning to England)and nicely marked to one of the most historic units that served in the entire war. PROVENANCE: For additional references see The Brown Bess An Identification Guide and Illustrated Study of Britain’s Most Famous Musket by Erik Goldstein and Stuart Mowbray pages 92-101 and Neumann’s Battle Weapons of the American Revolution page64. CONDITION: The iron metal work is in very good condition having the beautiful dark age patina that could only be applied over many years. The brass furniture has not been cleaned or polished since the time period as well. The stock corresponds with the metal having a 2 1/4 inch long x ½ inch wide piece of wood missing along lock side of barrel tang and a 2 inch long circular crack below front of lock, but no wood is missing or opened up. Overall there are several small nicks and dings but no other missing wood. Overall this gun has not been cleaned in any way, except to reconvert back to flintlock. 4-46995 PAS16 (7,000-9,000)


BRITISH PATTERN 1777 SHORT LAND MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. .75, bbl length 42″, marked at breech with Tower View and Proof marks on top of the bbl, crown/9 near touch hole and “IG” on the left side of breech indicating the bbl contractor was John Galton. The Pattern 1777 Lock marked properly marked with broad arrow, Crown/GR under the pan with “TOWER” reading vertically behind the cock. The walnut stock is all proper having an “H” opposite the lock behind the tail of the side plate. Inside the rammer channel are several crowns over numbers as well as the clear name “LODER” who was the setter up contractor with XXIII also in the ramrod channel. Behind the trigger guard is a pair of crown’s however there is no Ordnance Storekeepers mark. This musket was fully made under the Ordnance Departments system. Accompanying this musket is its original bayonet and scabbard and white buff sling. The blade 17″ long blade is marked Crown/6 and “MAKIN” near the back of the blade. The scabbard has a 1-¾” long hook marked “D.100”. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: The metal is absolutely new with only the very slightest coloring indicating it has not been polished since new. The walnut stock is perfect as new and was not disassembled as all the screws are still in their orig vertical position as it left the Tower work shops. A finer specimen could not be found. For additional information see The Brown Bess, An Identification Guide and Illustrated Study of Britain’s Most Famous Musket, by Erik Goldstein and Stuart Mowbray, page 112-121. 4-46456 (10,000-15,000)


BRITISH INDIA PATTERN 1809 MUSKET W/BAYONET. Cal. .76 with 39 inch round barrel marked near breech with Gunmakers Company View and Proof marks indicating this was a war time contract gun made during the Napoleonic and War of 1812 period. Breech of barrel has the normal ornamental rings in front of the barrel tang as is normal. The bayonet lug is set back 2 inches from the muzzle. The Lock is marked with small crown and Broad Arrow under the pan with the large Crown/GR in front of cock with “TOWER” stamped vertically behind the cock. Inside the lock is a crown/47 with numerous “7” on the individual parts of the lock. The lock is original flint and the gun is not a reconversion. The Brass butt plate, trigger guard, side plate three rammer pipes and nose cap are brass and of correct India Pattern. Both sling swivels and ramrod are original to this musket. The Walnut stock is of correct pattern having a crown over a pair of numbers that are indiscernible on the right butt stock and a set of three initials opposite the lock. the meaning of which is not known, but probably a contractor’s mark. The left side of the butt stock is marked with a 3/8 inch high “D” in front of the butt plate along with “C 50 No 118″ along the butt plate. Accompanying this musket is the correct Brown Bess bayonet in good condition. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: The iron metal work shows a nice age patina with only the slightest pitting around touch hole. The brass furniture has not been polished and shows a matching age with the iron with just a few nicks on the furniture and slightly more on the rear rammer pipe. The trigger guard shows a fine crack through the forward trigger guard screw but does not detract form the guns soundness or overall appearance. The stock is in very good condition having had a coat of varnish applied a long time ago, that has preserved the overall texture of the wood grain. There is a 4 inch long stress crack on the right side near forend cap and a 1 inch long stress crack about 2 inches above the toe of the butt and other than several nicks, the stock has no splinters or chips worth noting. For additional information on these India Pattern muskets see The Brown Bess, An Identification Guide and Illustrated Study of Britain’s Famous Musket by Erik Goldstein and Stuart Mowbray pages 142-159. 4-46457 PAS15 (2,500-3,500)


MODEL 1740 PRUSSIAN MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. .73 with a rnd bbl 41-3/8″ long having a long brass front sight set back 4-½” from the muzzle. The breech has the normal ornamental turnings for ¾ inch and the bbl is unmarked. The bayonet lug is set underneath the bbl 3/4″ from the muzzle. The large single bridle lock is unmarked and completely original except the cock screw which needs to be replaced with the correct type screw. The large three top screw buttplate, oval escutcheon, three screw side plate, trigger guard and three remaining ramrod pipes are all brass and of the proper pattern. The proper position for the rear sling swivel is visible between the two rear trigger guard screws, but has been intentionally plugged so has been missing for a long time. The stock is of the correct pattern for this Model having the forward 15-3/8″ of the forend replaced and the omission of a forward sling swivel indicates it was done when the rear sling swivel was removed and plugged. The butt stock is nicely stamped/branded “RS” in 1/2″ high letters on the right side of the butt stock, possibly an “IE” scratched in 3/4″ high letters next to the RS. On the opposite side of the butt is a 3/8″ carved cross and is probably of American origin as well. The forward comb of the butt stock has been lowered about one”, indicating it was done to improve the sighting of the musket and is the type of alteration seen on many captured foreign muskets found in America today. The balance of the stock is all orig with the relief carving still intact. The musket carries a small diameter wooden ramrod, which is not original. This musket is accompanied by an orig unmarked bayonet that fits the lug nicely having a 12″ long blade and 3″ long socket. CONDITION: All the iron metalwork has a nice even aged patina with only minor surface rust/pitting in the pan and around the touch hole. The brass furniture shows a mellow uncleaned patina as well that matches with the iron. The stock is also a pleasing darkened color formed over time and the replaced forend color matches quite well. There are a few very small nicks and chips with one small recent scuff on the left side of the forend none of which detracts from this muskets overall appearance. The altered characteristics are evidence that this musket was here during the American Revolution and for additional information see Moller , Volume 1, pages 429-433 and Neumann’s Battle Weapons of the American Revolution page 115. 4-46345 PAS3 (5,500-6,000)


TOWER SHORT LAND FLINTLOCK MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 75. Standard configuration with 41-3/4″ barrel, with remnants of proofs at rear, also stamped with “*” over “10”. Slightly curved round bodied lock is engraved “TOWER” behind serpentine cock, with sovereign crown over “GN” in front with broad arrow proof. American walnut stock has no markings, and faithfully replicates most of the features of an original Brown Bess stock, with all furniture expertly inletted and correctly placed. However, there is no swell to area around tailpipe. Flat sideplate has long tail. Escutcheon plate at wrist has vestiges of an old engraving. Trigger guard is of rounded type, with nicely filed finials. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is relatively smooth, chocolate brown patina overall. Lock is mostly brown over some bright polish. Cock is an old parts replacement. Stock is fine, with most of its orig finish, with a few minor marks. Large repair with new wood was put in at top of lockplate, extending to bbl tang. Rear sling loop is mostly bright polish, and retained by phillips screw. There is no provision in stock for front sling loop. Ramrod is an old, but undersized, replacement. Lock and frizzen are crisp. 4-45715 MGM169 (2,250-3,250)


TOWER SHORT LAND FLINTLOCK MUSKET REGIMENTALLY MARKED. SN NSN. Cal. 75. 41-1/8″ Round barrel with proofs at rear has indecipherable, probably regimental, markings, at top of bbl. Slightly curved lock with bridled frizzen and serpentine cock, is engraved “TOWER” at tail, with sovereign crown over “GR” in front of cock. Walnut stock has traditional brass mounts with heavy rounded trigger guard having nicely shaped finial and beaded termination to tang. Sideplate is flat with long tail with bulbous teat. Escutcheon plate at grip, is engraved “G/ 52”. CONDITION: Good. Bbl is mostly rough dark patina, showing cleaning and welding of breech area, pitting artificially copied with punch. Orig flintlock has clear markings, matches condition of bbl well, but does not fit lock mortise. Stock is heavily cleaned with some scratch marks evident from cleaning. Sharp edges are rounded. Chips are missing from top of lock mortise. There are a number of repairs and replacement of wood along bbl channel. Brass furniture is cleaned, and mellowed back to a pleasing gold. Ramrod is a replacement. Lock will not cock. 4-45717 MGM168 (2,750-3,750)


BRITISH OFFICERS FUSIL. SN NSN. Cal. .690. 39″ Tapered round bbl is stamped with Birmingham proofs and unknown bbl makers mark at left rear. Flint lock with integral rounded pan, unbridled friction frizzen, and spring with bulbous finial, has slightly chamfered plate with rebated tail fitted with flat bodied chamfered serpentine cock. Lock has some stamped foliate decoration at rear, and is marked “Ketland & Co” under pan. European walnut stock extends to within 3″ of muzzle, has brass cap, and 3 beaded ramrod pipes and thimble. Other furniture consists of plain brass trigger guard with pineapple shaped finial, serpentine brass sideplate, and brass butt plate with 2-1/2″ tang. German silver oval at top of wrist has indecipherable engraved marking. CONDITION: Good. Bbl and lock are dark brown patina over light pitting. Furniture is a toned golden brown. Stock retains a considerable amount of old varnish finish, hand worn, thin at grip and forepiece. 26″ of forend has been grafted on. Ramrod is missing. 4-46890 MGM289 (2,500-4,000)


18TH CENTURY FOWLER WITH PURPORTED FRENCH & INDIAN WAR HISTORY. SN NSN. Cal. 69. This old European fowler is almost 62″ overall with a 46-1/2″ part oct bbl with well-worn decorations near breech. The Ketland lock is replaced according to a commemorative plaque mounted to the left side stock which reads: “This gun was used by Capt. James Briggs in the taking of Louisburg, in 1744”. We have no information on Capt. James Briggs and what his part was in “King George’s War”, the third of the French & Indian Wars, which took place in several British provinces including action at Fort Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. CONDITION: Gun overall is in good condition. Metal surfaces are brown, well-worn with scattered areas of rust and pitting. Brass furniture including decorative buttplate, ramrod pipes, escutcheon and trigger guard are cleaned showing yellow patina with numerous small scrapes, scratches and dings. Iron button-ended ramrod could be original to gun. Stock has several repairs including crack at wrist. Refinish to stock overall. Silver commemorative plaque is attached with 2 brass pins and is of more recent vintage. 4-44253 JS74 (1,000-2,000)


LARGE BRITISH STYLE FOWLER IN REMARKABLE CONDITION. SN NSN. Cal. 92″ having a Patent breech. The bbl measures 60 inches in length of which the lower 19 inches is octagon with British private Proof markings consisting of a sunken oval, over a Crown over crossed sceptres, over another sunken oval (the characters in the sunken ovals are not easily discernible). The back of the breech measures 1.7″ across the touch hole area and tapers to 1.3″ at the lower end of the octagon where it meets with a very attractive wedding band measuring .320 in length then, tapering slightly the balance of 40. 7 inches to the muzzle that measures 1.2″ in diameter. There is a very slight flare for the last ½” to the muzzle in front of the wood forend. The massive front sight is set back 2-¾” and is made of brass in a tear drop shape that was inlaid into the iron barrel. The top of the barrel near the breech is nicely engraved with a Sea Shell and other scrolls that are also evident on the Patent breech section. The Lock has a very simple border line engraving and is marked in script “T/ LANE” under the iron integral pan. The lock is completely original with the workmanship of the lock falling into the 1780 to 1820 period of manufacture. The four step Butt Plate Tang, triangular Side Plate, 11-¾” long Trigger Guard (with an Acorn finial at front), oval Escutcheon and the entry tang of the tail Rammer Pipe made of brass and nicely engraved by the same hand with the balance of the three forward brass pipes being plain. The wooden rammer is 59-½” long with the muzzle end having a 1-7/8″ long horn tip and the breech end having a 4″ long white metal sleeve with an integral worm. The wooden rod is now in two sections held together by 2-¾” long brass tube pinned to both sections of the wooden rod and is probably a later repair to a broken or split cleaning rod. The wood stock appears to be Cherry and measures 74-¾” long without any splices with a rich beautiful grain in the butt stock, though somewhat shrouded by the age patina. Behind the Patent breech tang is a complimentary shell relief carving that is very well done and artistically matches the metal engraving on the metalwork of the breech. The bbl is secured by four flat keys. CONDITION: The iron work is all in fine condition with just some darkness in the pan & touch hole area and the bore is dusty and should clean out to be very good condition. The brass furniture is excellent with no indications of worn or dented areas. The stock is overall excellent with some filling in of worm holes in the butt stock area and a few minor nicks and dings from handling. There is a one inch long crack running from the rear lock plate screw at a 30 degree angle to the bbl channel caused by over tightening the rear lock screw. There is an 11″ long stress crack running from the rear lock screw region towards the rear rammer pipe, but is sound and does not weaken or distract from the appearance of the piece. There is a 10-¾” long x 3/16″ replaced piece of wood along the forend in front of the lock, another 1-¾” long x ½” piece of replaced wood on the lock side of the rear rammer pipe originally caused by a knot in the wood and may have been done in the shop when originally made. There is a 2″ long x 1/8″ chip missing along the top of the forend on the lock side. It is possible that the two splices noted above were done during this Fowler’s period of use as the aging appears contemporary to the balance of the piece and are not recent repairs. This is a remarkable piece for its age with not many made and would be an eye catching piece gracing a Fireplace in any in any room. 4-46318 PAS8 (10,000-12,000)


CONWAY FLINTLOCK SPRING BAYONET BLUNDERBUS. SN NSN. (ca 1805) Cal. .760 Bore diameter. 1-1/4″ at muzzle. 14-1/2″ Iron bbl with decorative turning at breech end, is stamped with Birmingham proofs, and mounted with spring loaded, folding, triangular bayonet with retaining latch on bbl tang. Flintlock with non-waterproof pan, bridled frizzen with roller spring has chamfered plate with rebated tail fitted with backsliding safety bolt. Serpentine, high breasted cock has some foliate engraving. Lockplate under pan is engraved “Conway” (probably Thomas Conway of Manchester). Relatively plain European walnut stock extends to muzzle, is checkered at grip, and has brass furniture. Trigger guard has pineapple finial. A vacant silver oval is at top of grip. Stock is pinned to bbl. One ramrod pipe and brass tailpipe hold plain greenheart ramrod. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Iron and steel parts are cleaned to a gray brown patina, with scattered overall pitting. Wood is very fine, and retains most of its orig finish. Wood on left side of bbl tang is cracked and lifting. Brass is polished bright, and beginning to tone back. Lock and frizzen are crisp. Bayonet, spring, and retainer all function. 4-46481 MGM181 (2,500-3,500)


BELGIAN CONTRACT MODEL 1842T RIFLE – MUSKET. SN NSN. Cal. 700. 40-1/2″ Bbl. Lockplate is marked “J. A. Petry a Liege”. Many thousands of these French designed muskets were made in Belgium, and later exported to the US during the Civil War, where they saw use by the confederacy. CONDITION: Good. Metal is mostly a dark brown patina. Wood has many marks and dings, with considerable loss around bbl tang. Ramrod and screw for trigger guard are missing. 4-46110 MGM296 (500-700)

Revised: 9/27/2012

Additional Information: One knowledgeable collector has stated that he thought the bbl was made during the period of the gun, but may be a replacement bbl. We are not convinced but we share this opinion with you and sell it with this disclosure.

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AUSTRIAN WHEELOCK ATTRIBUTED TO “THE MASTER OF THE ANIMAL HEAD SCROLLS”. SN NSN. Cal. .40. This fine wheelock gun is unusual in that it is not highly embellished on metal parts, as are most known examples with stocks by this carver. It is also unusual in that the bbl is of bronze. Bbl is 30-1/2″ long with octagonal breech section transitioning into round with single wedding band. Breech end of bbl and ring around muzzle, are deeply relief engraved with floral bands with extra band of foliated fleur-di-lis at breech. Fine lock with internal wheel has plain plate stamped at central bottom with rampant griffin under “C. S” (armorers mark). Wheel cover is finely engraved with winged cherub’s heads within band of flowers and foliage. Dog is beautifully filed, pierced, and engraved with stylized conjoined sea monster and cherub on top jaw, which has sinuous tail and disk shaped end. Arm has piercings and engraved dog’s head. Finely filed dog spring has beaker and clover finial. Classically Vienna styled full length fruitwood stock with sliding patchbox cover (with inlaid bone scroll), has large pierced iron trigger guard and brass buttplate. Stock has nearly full coverage of very finely carved detailed flowing foliate relief scroll, originating from various bird and monster heads, as background for larger carved panels portraying a mixture of themes. Winged cherub’s heads are on left forestock, and at rear panel which also has carved two-headed imperial eagle. Large left panel extending to cheek rest is carved with running stag being pursued by hunter with wheelock rifle. Behind this scene are a couple, with man playing lute, with servant (?) pouring a drink in background. Bottom of stock is carved in fish-scale pattern, behind another small panel with a relief carved flower. This fine carving is in the style of, and nearly identical to, known pieces by “the Master of the Animal Head Scrolls”, believed to have been working in Vienna in the mid 17th century. His works are exhibited in many important museums including the Metropolitan Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl is a mellow gold patina. Lock is a pleasing pewter gray with silver highlights. Stock with repairs around lock and at muzzle, is very fine with dark background and hand rubbed highlights to what is probably an oil maintained orig finish. Bbl inletting is not tight. Patchbox cover and ivory tipped hickory ramrod are well done, nicely matching, replacements, as are lock screws. 4-46784 MGM271 (20,000-30,000)


UNUSUAL ORNATE WHEELOCK WALL GUN. SN NSN. Cal. 1-1/4″ Bore flaring to 2″ at muzzle. Heavy, cast iron, octagonal bbl is over 2-1/2″ wide at breech, tapers in and then flares to almost 3″ at muzzle. It has a number of relief carved decorations on top including hunter carrying gun, and another figure balancing scales at bottom, and a large satyr’s mask toward muzzle, flanking central figure of a crowned sovereign holding ball and cross. Fleur-di-lis are in trapezoidal panels around muzzle. The date “1507” is at breech end. Lock with internal wheel has three spade shaped piercings on wheel cover. Pan cover and dog are nicely file decorated with trefoil piercings. Dog spring is also file decorated with a long scrolled tail. Lock internals are file decorated. No armorers marks are present. Heavy walnut (?) stock with flaring fishtail butt, has inset bone plates on butt end. Stock is relief carved overall with trailing relief scroll and acanthus with heavy stippled background in many varied panels also relief carved with a variety of very interesting motifs. The most notable is on left side with horseback rider holding hand cannon encountering passant dragon with coiled barbed tail. Behind rider is what appears to be a cat on a branch. A number of panels, most notably on either side of butt behind bbl tang and on bottom of forepiece, have a variety of portraits of warriors wearing an array of different helmets holding different weapons. A rampant dragon with outstretched wings is on bottom of forepiece. Iron trigger guard with engraving style to match stock, attaches with wood screw at front, and turned steel peg at rear. A sling hole transfixes stock behind lockplate. Weight: 23 lbs.6 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Metal parts cleaned and are mostly gray with the beginnings of brown patina. Wood is very fine, with old crazed varnish finish, nicely highlighted. Wall gun comes on wooden display stand. 4-46993 MGM234 (4,000-6,000)


EXCEPTIONALLY FINE BONE INLAID AND SCRIMMED CROSSBOW, CA 1620. SN NSN. Probably Saxony. Heavy 24″ steel bow, with partial armorers mark on inside of right arm, is affixed to 24-1/2″ ebony stock with old linen cord. Stock is inset with bone plates along top, bolt bed, and complete bottom. Top is fitted with round turned bone nut with steel inset, and folding file decorated windage and elevation adjustable rear sight. Stock is inlaid on sides, with a number of floral, scroll terminated eagle and dogs head bone inlays, very finely detailed. Bone plates are engraved with open scroll and allegorical faces and figures. St. George fighting the Dragon is inlaid on top in front of sight. Inlay work and scrimshaw are exceptionally well done with great detail. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. Ex-Tennyson d’ Eyncourt, Bayon Manor, Lincolnshire. From the William E. Simon Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bow has considerable patina over orig fine polish, or possibly an old re-polish. Attachment cord appears original, string either original or very old replacement. Stock and inlays are fine, with no noted additions, except possible repair at tail of top right plate. Some checks to stock through inlay at left rear, with another at top front near extension over bow. Nut axle is missing, nut is held presently by double rawhide loop. 4-46473 MGM299 (10,000-16,000)


AUSTRIAN ? SIEGE BOW – 18TH CENTURY. SN NSN. Heavy 28″ steel bow held by file decorated mounts with iron stirrup, is in walnut stock with pedestal base. Bottom of base has inlet bone rectangle hand engraved “J. B. Turpin”. Firing mechanism with brass spurred trigger guard housing double set triggers, has cocking lever above. Brass nut is in brass mountings with cast lead bearing pivot. Bolt channel is also of brass. Large lollypop type rear sighting aperture is held in dogbone shaped base. Front sight is screw adjustable for elevation. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Iron parts are mostly dark brown patina. Bow has orig string. Brass is a mellow patina. Wood retains most of its orig finish with some worm damage. Front sight is a later replacement ? held by modern screws. Mechanism works. 4-46475 MGM260 (3,000-5,000)


EARLY FRENCH CROSSBOW WITH FIVE BOLTS. SN NSN. 24″ Forged steel bow held in stock by linen thread, with greenish tassels, has old whipped linen bow string. 26″ Stock with horn buttplate has many decorated bone inlays, with one large stand-of-arms inlay at left side at cheek rest. Bolt bed is also of bone. Included are five 12″ tapered walnut fledged bolts with steel and brass heads. CONDITION: Fine. Metal parts are brown patina overall. Wood has old finish and shows some worm damage. Decoration on bone is getting thin, some pieces replaced. Newer bolts are fine. 4-42110 MGM290 (3,500-5,500)


VERY FINE EARLY CRANEQUIN, CA. 1620. SN NSN. Beautifully made windless with rack and pinion for heavy crossbow is stamped with armorers mark in two places on gear housing, on forepart of rack and on base of crank arm. Gear cover is of blued steel with gilt copper over-covers pierced with figures depicting the sun, moon, and known planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) in classic mythological human poses. Bottom cover shows signs of the zodiac in same fashion. Turned and chamfered arm has turned oak bulbous handle with bone base and tip, and inset bone dots. Whipped linen cord cocking ring is through hole at base of gear housing. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. ex-Tennyson d’ Eyncourt, Bayon Manor, Lincolnshire. From the William E. Simon Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Finely re-polished over old light scattered pitting. Figures retain most of their gilt. Bone ring is missing from crank handle. Linen cord of cocking ring is considerably worn, and beginning to detach. 4-46474 MGM300 (20,000-30,000)


THREE BARREL HAND CANNON. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Three 54 cal. 9″ iron bbls held in a group by three narrow, but heavy, iron bands and another broad band at muzzles, connect to forged socket with tail at each breech. 9″ stub of an oak shaft is in socket (likely original length of shaft was 6′ or 8′). CONDITION: Good, dark brown patina overall. Remnants of shaft are deteriorated, with some stabilization. 4-46928 MGM287 (2,000-4,000)


INTERESTING EUROPEAN WHEELOCK. SN NSN. Cal. .480 Smooth bore. Graceful wheelock pistol has 17-1/2″ octagonal bbl. Small lock with external wheel and sliding pan cover has nicely rounded plate. No armorers marks are visible on bbl or lock. Interior of lock is stamped “IH”. Delicately shaped fruitwood stock has iron furniture, including ovate grip cap with bone insert, and is stocked to muzzle, with iron cap. CONDITION: Good. Metal cleaned to silvery patina over scattered light pitting. Stock retains an old hand worn patina with some cracking and loss where ramrod enters. Stock is cracked and repaired at forend. Tail of ramrod is broken, and missing, as is first pipe. Ramrod is held by elastic band. 4-46867 MGM270 (3,000-4,000)


TUSCAN SCHOOL CHISELED STEEL ITALIAN SNAPHANCE PISTOL. SN NSN. Cal. .535 Smooth bore. This unusual gun with full relief chiseled engravings similar to the quality of those by the best Tuscan engravers. Tapered 11″ round bbl has man’s portrait within oak leaves, and group of mounted soldiers besieging castle, surmounted by stand-of-arms. Lock with sliding pan cover is decorated with porcine gentleman’s face. Frizzen is intricately filed with acanthus tendrils and cherub’s face at pivot. Frizzen spring is also nicely filed. Round bodied lock with long teat is fitted with reinforced serpentine cock and is engraved with relief busts and scroll. Another cherub’s face is at pivot of cock. Steel trigger guard has woman’s bust on bow, and man’s at finial with acanthus tip. Side plate is pierced in scroll motif, with another gentleman’s bust. European walnut stock has fishtail butt with acanthus and floral engraved steel cap, and turned finial. Crest plate at top of grip is also deeply scroll engraved with pear-shaped central motif. Turned iron ramrod mounts through filed pipes. CONDITION: Good. Metal surfaces have been cleaned. Wood shows refinish over repairs to grip area and replaced bits of wood. Bbl appears to have been shortened. Engraving of bbl and furniture does not match style of grip cap which is a replacement. Engraving on lock is of excellent quality. 4-42109 MGM219 (4,500-6,500)

Revised: 9/30/2012

Additional Information: There are a few tight hairline cracks in the stocks.

VERY FINE PAIR SILVER MOUNTED F. J. BOSLER DARMSTADT FLINTLOCK PISTOLS WITH FINE ITALIAN BARRELS. SN NSN. Cal. 510. 11-1/2″ Iron bbls with fluted octagonal breech sections are engraved “Lazarino Cominazzo” (Devices either side of mark most closely resemble those of Angelo Cominazzo ca. 1660 – 1702 as shown in Heer’s DER NEUE STOCKEL. Highly regarded bbl makers of Brescia), transition to 16-sided and then to round with twin wedding bands. Silver front sight beads have foliate finials. Silver clad breech plug tangs are engraved with mustachioed masks. Locks with inset fire blued faceted pans, unbridled friction frizzens and file decorated springs have beveled lockplates with long rebated tails. Flat bodied serpentine cocks are also nicely chamfered. There is floral engraving on tails with foliate scroll on flats of cocks and faces of frizzens. Lockplates ahead of cock are engraved “F. J. Bosler a Darmstadt” (Friedrich Jacob, working 1740 through 1793). Burl figured European walnut stocks extend to muzzles with rounded silver caps. Heavy silver furniture consists of faceted trigger guards with acanthus finials, sideplates shaped to mimic lockplates, heavy cast bulbous strapped butt caps, octagonal beaded end thimbles with ramrod pipes holding silver capped ebony ramrods, and crowned crest plates flanked with flags at tops of grips. There is stand-of-arms engraving on sideplates, a flower on grip caps, and scroll device on trigger guard bows. Stocks are relief carved with scrolling acanthus with raised moldings around furniture. A large flourish with grotesque face (greenman) is behind bbl tangs. PROVENANCE: Dr. John and Margaret Pickup Collection. Page from Keith Neal auction catalog picturing guns with owners notes, and letter from Warren T. Lewis discussing sale of pistols to Dr. Pickup, with 11 photographs. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, possibly unfired, with frizzens showing very few strikes, pans still bright polished, earlier bbls (ca 1640) with some minor pits in bores. Locks retain nearly all their orig bright polish, fire blue remaining on screws, top jaw, and springs, as well as trigger and trigger plate. Silver has minor marks and light tarnish. Stocks have orig finish and are sound. An exceptional pair of pistols from the Keith Neal collection, they were item no. 255 at his auction. 4-46477 MGM256 (10,000-15,000)


INTERESTING PAIR OF FLINTLOCK FISHTAIL PISTOLS BY THADDEUS OF VIENNA (?). SN NSN. Cal. .500 Smooth bore. Very fine Moorish swamped octagon to round etched Damascus bbls have extensive, heavy silver wire scrolled inlay on breech ends of bbls attenuating and extending toward muzzles. Three blue stones are mounted toward forward parts of top flats of octagon, with two gold poincons inscribed in Arabic at rears. There are also gold bands inlaid at breech ends. Nicely filed locks with unusual semi-waterproof pans, and bridled friction frizzens, have frizzen springs with foliate filed finials. Rounded lockplates mount round bodied serpentine cocks, are double line border engraved and have flourishes of scroll at tails and on cocks with “Thaddeus Rhiz” (?) on each plate. A gunmaker “Thaddeus” (last name) worked in Vienna ca 1750. European walnut stocks with fishtail butts, ext